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About The Medford mail. (Medford, Or.) 1893-1909 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 1, 1897)
iss Alice Mathews, of
Hill, is visiting friends here.
The public schools will re-open
January 4, after a two weeks' vaca
tion. Married Dec. 24, by Joel Milton,
-G. F. Wright and Miss Lillian
Mrs. James ard daughter, of East
Portland, are the guests of Mrs. F.
B. B. Beeknian, a prominent law
yer of Portland is paying his old
home here a visit.
Grandma Hoff man has been quite
ill during the week but was reported
somewhat better today.
Mr. and Mrs. Miles Cantral and
Mrs. JohrDevlin, spent Christmas
in Jacksonville with friends.
Married In Jacksonvdk, Dec.
2S, by R. S. Dunlap, J. P., A. G.
George and Martha J. West.
D. L. Curtis and wife, of Indiana,
former residents of this place, are
to return, so we are informed," and
Misses Lizzie and Pauline Reuter
went to Ashland Tueeday to visit
the daughters of ex-Sheriff Patter-'
Eon for a few days.
A. Betlingen, of The Dalles, is
spending the week in Jacksonville.
His daughter is one of the teachers
in St. Marys Academy.
Dean Tatom, a merchant of Mon
mouth, is spending the holidays
with Southern Oregon friends, and
is the guest of R. J Cameron and
Miss Kate Lemberger has re
turned from a protracted stay in
Portland where she was under treat
ment for her eyes. She gained
much relief and is able to attend to
Died At the family residence in
Jacksonville, Doc. 2S, 196, Madi
son Obenchain, a native of Linn
county, Iowa, aged fifty years ten
months and twenty-nine days. Mr.
Obenchain has been an invalid for
thepast three years caused by soft
ening of the brain, and his death
was a relief as all the medical aid
procurable could not have cured
o Mm. Mr. Obenchain was a man of
good qualities and well li-ked by all
with' whom he had any dealings.
He leaves a wife and one son., who
is engaged in the stock business in
Klamath county. The foneral took
place Tuesday at two o'clock under
" the auspices of Warren lodge, No.
10, A. F. & A. M. Services were
held at the residence by Rev. Robt.
v The court house was crowded on
Christmas eve with parents and
children who had assembled to en
joy the Christmas tree exercises.
The following program was ob
served. Opening chorus, by school ;
prayer and remarks, Rev. J. M.
Shulse; recitation, Miss Theresa
Bryan; song, three little girls; reci
tation, Bessie Kenaey; music, by
the band; recitation, Miss Marie
Andrews; solo and choru6, fifteen
school girls; music, by the band.
A large Christmas tree was very
prettily trimmed and lighted and
appropiate mottoes were placed
.above the tree. Santa Claus made
his appearance and gave to every
-child in the house a bag of -canily
And nuts and an orange. Xo pres
ets besides these were distributed
o all shared equal: The committee
tried to remember every child in
the town and if any were overlooked
they -failed to hear of them. The
citizens very generously contributed
toward the tree, and in thip'way the
children were made happy, in fact,
it' was the most satisfactorily ar
ranged public Christmas tree ever
held in the town.
A grand Christmas festival was
given Thursday evening at the club
room by the children of the Eastern
Star members, under the direction
of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Shepherd.
The room was tastily decorated
with evergreens and bright red
berries. The program consisted of
lias been the rallying cry of
reform, directed against abuses
municipal or social.
For the man who lets him
self be abased by a cough, the
cry should be modified to:
Head it, or it'll end yon. You
can mend any congh with
the cantata entitled "Mother Goose's
Christmas Party," which was inter
spersed with songs' and recitations.
The following participated in the
cast: Mother Goose, Mrs, C. F.
Shepherd; Mother Hubbard, Edith
Priest; Queen of Hearts, Helen Col
vig; Bo Peep, Nellie Reames: Cin
derella, Agnes Love; Miss Muflit,
Mary DeBar; Little Red Riding
Hood, Maggie Krause; King Cole,
George Merritt; Little Boy Blue,
Ernest Elmer; Jack Horner, Robbie
Ennis; Tom Tucker, Earl Shep
herd; Simple Simon, Albert Elmer;
Brownies, Don Colvig, Don Cam
eron, Vivian Beach and Bryant De
Bar; Uncle Sam, Kale Shepherd;
Mark Hanna, Vance Colvig; Fairies,
Eula Jacobs and Zela White; Santa
Claus, Prof. C. F. Shepherd. At
the conclusion of the performance a
colored light illuminated the stage
and a beautiful bedecked Christmas
tree, after which the distribution of
presents took place. Every one
present enjoyed themselves.
Central Point items.
Dr. J. Hinkle was
Joseph Boswell was in Medlord
Tuesday on a business trip.
W. A. Owens is spending the
week with relatives at Medford.
E. L. Moore made Jacksonville
a business trip the last of the week.
There are quite a number of our
citizens attending court tnis wees .
John Downine made Medford a
business trip the first of the week.
Dr. W. B. Officer, of Eaele Point,
spent several days here last week.
Chun. Cowles. of Newton. Iowa,
is paying relatives of this county a
Dr. E. P. Geary, of Medford,
made our city a professional call on
Pptfv "Ellis, our Dhotoeranher.
made Medford a business trip on
J. R. Williams and daughter
made Medford a business trip one
day this week.
Jacob Hughes, of Medford pre
cinct, made friends at this place a
visit last Sunday.
Mrs. J. W. Merittand Mrs.J. H.
Downing were in Medford upon
business last week.
KlrW'A. J Stevens, of Talent,
preached at the Baptist church last
Sunday to a large audience.
Miss Julia Fielder, oae of the
teachers in Ashland college, is
spending the holidays at home.
The entertainment given by the
school on the 23rd was much of a
Buccess and a credit to both teach
ers and pupils.
The masouerade ball at the hotel
hali Christmas night was largely
attended, there being aoout tmrty
Miss Noah Sydow. who is atten
ding the Normal school at Ashland
this winter, is spending the week
with her parents here.
Miss Cora Bedford, who has been
spending several weeks in this city,
was called to her home at Wcod
ville last week by the illness of her
W. C. Owens and Miss Lula Lee
were united in the holy bonds ot
wedlock on Dec. 24th, at the resi
dence of Hon. J. W. Merrit. Rev.
Ennis, Presbyterian minister . of
Jacksoonville, performed the cere
mony. Only relativee and a few
intimate friends were present.
We acknowledge a call from Dr.
J. Hinkle, of Central Point, who
has just returned from a profes
sional visit to Waldo. From the
doctor we learn that his ledge on
the West Fork of Sardine creek
still shows up well. This ledge is
Si feet in width and quite rich.
The development consists of an 100
foot tunnel, run in about 300 feet
below the summit of the hill.
There are abaut fifty tons of ore on
the dump at present. Oregon Min
Gold Hill Knggets.
A happy new year to all connec
ted with The Medford Mail. .
Joshua Neathammer, of Evans
Creek, was in Gold Hill Tuesday
Mies Etta Moore, of Sams Valley,
spent the holidays in Gold Hill
with her sister, Mrs. T. J. Hougham.
The little strangers who arrived
at Gold Hill recently are: At the
home of Mr. and Mrs. F. T. Wheel
er, on December 12th, a boy; at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. Z.
Baird, on December 23rd, a ten
We are sorry to learn that Mr.
Wm. Hefner, while feeding his
horses at the Olsen BroB. saw mill,
about one mile south of town, on
Monday night had three ribs broken
in his left side by one of the horses
Gold Hill has now, for the first
time in its existence, a first class
drug store with a druggist that can
fill a prescription. C. Allison & Co:
is the name of. the firm and Mr.
Rain ofSheridsn, Yamhill county,
is the manager and druggist .
We are glad to say that the old
man Richards, familiarly called
"Uncle Dan", is able to sit up again
although still confined to his room.
He has been suffering all the fall
with a tumor in his stomach and
while in Portland the first of
December, where he and b M.
Parker were called as witnesses in
the U. S. court in the Elda Wood
stage robbing case, he contracted
a severe cold that put hi in to bed
on his return home. After suffer
ing for several days, on the loth of
December the tumor in his stomach
broke, which gave him great relief
but left him almost exhausted. Dr.
Johnson, late of Iowa, but now lo
cated in Gold Hill, is treating him
and is now absorbing two tumors in
his left side.
Mr. F. Churchill, editor and pro
prietor of the Marion County Rec
ord, published at Amsville, left for
his home Sunday evening. Mr. C.
comes highly recommended and
certainly made a favorable impress
ion oti the citizens of Gold Hill.
After spending some time in South
ern Oregon looking for a location to
publish his paper, he selected Gold
Hill as the place, and after renting
a suitable building for the purpose,
left us, to return about the 20th of
January, 1897, with his family,
printing plant and baggage to be
come one of us. He expects to get
out the first issue of his paper Feb
ruary 1st. The paper will be called
The Gold Hill News. We bespeak
for the gentleman a good living if
he works for the interest of the
town and has no "pets".
BY F. SHARP.
They tell me that they had a fine
social dance at the U. M. L. Hall
Christmas eve, and that muddy as
the roads were, about thirty-five
tickets were sold and netted about
Mrs. M. H. Coleman has about
recovered from a severe spell of
fever. Mrs. H. H. Goddard had a
severe attack of rheumatism on
Christmas day, she, however, is re
covering. Ashland whiskey caused some of
our Talent boys to cut up high
pranks. The boys had the honor
to toe the mark and pay the dama
ges, saving exposure and further
SCIENot mcw i.,mmoTRY.
I'nroanufuctured wool vvus last
year K-iit abruatl to tlit- amount of 4,
279.109 pound., vuliutl at t4M.4r3.
Dried apples were iu demand Ins!
rear in Eurojw. T.OS&JM'i pounds of the
American product jroinp there, for
which $461,214 was returned to this
Maine may haw to prtwioV this
year's crop of Vjirdiues." us l he French
sardine lox soklrrcrs have jjone on
Mrike just as the fishiup season opened.
They object to theemployment of wom
en and of lnlior-savinp machinery.
l'laiis arc. well under way for the
expending of 1.000.000 on the canal
t New York state, fnrwhich tut people
ated ot the last election by a majority
nf 24.1JMS. ami it i -XectcI that the
work will lie done iu the next two or
It is said that Ir. Max Wolf, of
ITetdellierj. who has discovered a niiin
ler of asteroids. Iins never directly seen
nil asteroid. His tliscovcric have Iter it
made from the photopraphic plnte.s,
on which the planets eppeur as short
lines, owinir to their motion, while stars
arefhown as jtoints.
A serious source of loss of the pre
cious metals is in the attrition of coins.
It Is mated tlint a jrold coin, of the
value of ten dollars will lose from one
to tliree prains uf it weight in five
yearvid that a silver dollar will lose
ten per -cent, of its weight in the same
time. This loss, of course, is irrcf riew
Many insects can fly faster than
birds. The common hour? fly nan or
dinarily fly 25 feet a second. Hut when
it is alarmed it has been found that it
can inereaw its rate, of speed to over
160 feet jer second. If it could con
tinue such rapid flight for a mile in a
straight line it would coyer that dis
tance in exactly 33 seconds.
Kriedrich August Kekule, professor
oi chemistry ut the University of Ilonn,
who has just died at the ape of 77 years,
by the discovery of the fourntomie
character of carbon established tho
basis for the modern theory of chem
ical combinations. The pnper describ
ing this discovery and Kckule's Inter
pnper on the theory of benzole are the
most important speculative works in
chemistry of this generation.
The Hamming Bird's Kaln Signal.
One of the curious things nbout the
humming bird is that when rain be
gins to threaten, the little creature
shoots up into the air a hundred feet
above the ground, poises tlicre for a
moment, and then dashes down with a
whirring sound that is as loud as the
whirr of a partridge. This noise is
apparently a signal, ns when it is heard
the other birds in ihe vicinity seek
cover. Golden Days.
Nature la Heating.
Not on island has risen or sunk from
sight in the I'ncifio oeenn in 34 years,
and geologists say that nature is rest
ing for a future mighty effort. A geol
ogist predicts that within 50 years a
convulsion of nature ill sink the whole
of New entail 1 .10 feet, below the sur
face of the sen. Y. Sun.
NEW ltUUTE TO EUROPE.
PropoBed Construction of a Water
way Through Hudson Bay.
t Wonltl I.wtHcn the I) IxtaitcH from St
Paul to l.lvfrixml K70 Miles mid no
or ImnifiiHC Advantage to the
The distance of the great wheat fields
oT the northwest from the Atlantic swi
Imard, and the conscoueiit expense of
i ;. lilting the agricultural products of
! Ilinl great prairie country on the lu
I ropeaii market, has long seemed to be
, ;i surmoiinialile diliiculty. W hile ;
1 . .
iia'.iation is opt n on the great, lakes ,
the cost of transportation i.s greaitly j
lessened, but even ith the advantage of
this inland waterway t he out lay of shi
ping a bushel of wheat to !.herxol luis
been, during the past few years, etpial
lo the price paid for a bushel at points
n Dakota and Manitoba, which means
t hut for every bushel of wheat, t hat the
fanner puts on the Kuroieun market
he must have the value of another bush
el to get it there.
The cause, of this is that, whether by
hike or rail, the wheat has lo lie carried
rom the west, to this city, a distance
iu some cases of 11.000 miles.
These freight rates, which are not by
any means high for the distance, -make
the difference between profit and Ions
to the farmer.
This evil is to lie overcome by what
it, called the new idea. It is not new,
by any means, for it has lieen used by
the lluikstin Hay company for over '-'00
years; it was the route that, the early
M-t tiers on the Ked river of the north
look when they startetl the Ked Kiver
colony in 1S1L. and a.s it has lieen. himI
's stiil. to a certain extent, used to this
day. it is evidently not. impracticable.
Kor four months of winter ice prevent
navigation, but. it freezes up IiiUt in
the fall and thaws curlier in the spring
than Lake Sujierior.
The route itself is from 1'ort Nelson
to the mouth of the Nelson river,
through the Hudson straits, via Cape
Farewell to the north eoiurt of Ireland,
and thence, to l.iveriiool or (ilasgovv;
.mil Port Nelson is to Ik-connected with
the wheat fields and cattle ranges by
means of railway from Winnipeg. Man.,
which is lesw than 400 miles from the
ft may lie asked: "Why was this not
all thought of ln-fore?" The answer is
.imple. I'ntil the year 1S70 the whole
of what is now the Canadian province of
Manitolta' and Hritish nnrthweM terri
tories was controlled by the Hudson
Ihiy company, and a.s their wile object
was t supply the world with fur, it
was distinctly to their interest to ex
aggerate the dnngcrs of the water of
the liay. and in fact do anything that
would retard immigration to .their pre
serves. Hut now tli'iigs hare changed. The
Uud.-on liny company's right, were pur
chased by the dominion government in
170 for alMitit SSj.uoo.ihso worth of
iand. and in Ipso, ten years later, a chat
ter wai granted to the Nelson Kiver
company, who are now building a rail
way which will, in the court of a few
years, bring Winnipeg within 3C hours'
mihwiv journey to thenu. j
Ily tins route M. 1 mil and Minneav
lis would lie only Till miles from the
ocenn. What dor this mean? A sav
ing of nearly M miles as compared
with the distance lo New Y'ork. This
-ipplies ecpjnlly. of course, to points
west, and even more to nnnts north ami
iionbwcst of the twin 'cities. Further.
tlicdistur.ee from 1'ort Nelson to Liver
ixl is 2.'.'?C miles, w hile it is 3.0 iu from
New York to toe same place, chow ing
:; difference in favor of the imy route of
IU iniiiw. So I hut the difference of the
i wo routes from St. Paul to t.ivcrool.
via New York. ai:d via the IlutUon bay.
hovvs tlie latter to In' shorter by near
ly s70 miles.
This grrtit northern waterway is not,
however, without some draw Istcks; for
instance, during four months it cannot,
lie iix'tl. but owing 10 the fact that the
lay tloes not. freeze until Octolicr the
western farmer, with his early harvest,
tould get nit-! of his gra in off his ha nils
und shipped la-fore tluit time, and
such of his produce as lie could not get
to the M-alxmrd in time would lie held
:n elevators ut Port Nelson until spriiu?.
w lieu lie would catch the inevitable rise
in tlr market in F.uropc in May. .
(train is by so means the only com
modity lo lie considered. Til ink of the
cattle during the long summer shipping
season. Freed from the long trans
continental railway haul, they would
arrive Li F.uros in much lietter condi
tion than nowadays.
Then tlwre arc bay, tinils-r. Iogs.wool
anil a hundred and one things that
would U-a profit to the westerner w ith
cheap freight, to Kurope. w hioh are now
a glut on the market. Kven horses
might. ! raised nt. a profit.- N. Y. Tel
egram. Sttfe Advlre.
"Aproios of lightning rods," said the
oldest man of the company. "1 remem
Iht along in the sixties when the lightning-rod
fever raged that a good w tuiuin
in our town built a nice house, but re
luseil to have lightning rod put on la
tinise she thought she should trust, in
Providence. She was very much afraid
of the electric fluid, ami her life was
pestered by rod agents, but she held out
against them until the' second yeur,
which was unusually stormy, and then
she laid the whole, matter liefore, her
minister. He was u little weazened up
man with a stpienky voice and he heard
her story of fear of the danger on one
side and her In-lief that she should trust
Providence on the other and gave a
careful estimate of bot h. Then he gave
her a very jHilitic bit of advice. He told
her to go home and have a lightning
rod put on her bouse and then trust to
Providence. This she immediately
acted upon and the good woman never
knew that the rod agent had forestalled
her nntl offered a liberal commission to
the pastor for his assistance in settling
her mind.'' Detroit Free Press.
.Nevvrien (m me opera uox to
wife) My lc;ir, you must not I in- I
ten to the Hiijjertt so much, orel.se people j
will think we came hereon ace'.unt of
I the music." l-'lii gcmlc Hlucttcr.
"Wl said Sammy Siiaggs.ufter he
had worked for ten minutes 111 irymgto
untie the k.'-.o.- in si cord about .1 bulky
i packapi . "ii there's anything I dislike
it's a birthday present with a string to
- I'ilir.liurg'ii t liioiiicle.
'!'; ;m r." asked the young v. om.-'.n,
y i- it t hat yoti have never 'Ion--any-g
to make you ;'::mous'.'" "Never
ght of i:." said t lit- old man. "What
! "V. i.
' 1 h
1 betsi-r iio - bolt tiiC ticket or t:.ke
hot ilo of patent- medi
nuroi:-i .loui iii.l.
Sen-.it'.ve.-- "S you haven't any
elergyniUt.V" "No: t he first one I. -ft 1m -can
i- we ilhin't want him lo take a va
eat'u:u. ai;i the next one left because
we told him his sermons indicated that
he ought to take a vacation." ---Chicago
She takes very little interest iu pub
lit: tpjestions and her father and
oroiuers nun uisturneu tier reaiiing
"Hear me," she exclaimed, "do
tuikmg alxjiil .Mclvmlev and ilrviin. 1
AiivIkmIv would think from the way
you keep discussing them tha they
were baseball players!" Washington
The Washington Post tells a story
of u young man in Washington who
came to New York the tit her day, not
because he wauled to see t he cit v. or lie-
I DON'T LET
That 1 have the largest and best selected stock of furniture,
carpets, wall paper and window shades to be found in South
ern Gregon ....
Escape Your Attention...
If you are a prospective
the Digest in grade and
Blatlais lo M
But they shoe horses because that is their business.
They do all kinds of wagon and carriage work. Let me
prove to you thai I have learned every detail of the trade.
There isn't a branch in blacksmithing that' I do not fully
understand. My prices will cot criuple your purse, neither
will the shoes I et crinple your horses
J. R. WILSON
We'have just received a large stock' of Plows,
embracing black-land, stubble and Scotch clipper
walking 'gangs, black-land and stubble single
plows, both steel and wood beam. Also, Bis
sell improved and (Jale chilled plows. AVe can
furnish you in both Case and Mitchell steel
frame lever harrows, disk harrows, spring tooth
harrows, and in fact anything in the linejot
farm implements ....
MM. In J
Lewis k Sliver Go. ....
D. T. TAAVTON. Manager Medford Branch:
I aai now located in Mrs. Iarnard'6 gallery at Central
Point, and will make fine Cabinet Photos until Januarv
$2 PER DOZEN"-
I am prepared to execute all work in the best possible
manner, and guarantee satisfaction. Call and see me.
PERRY ELLIS PHOTOGRAPHER
Central Point, Ore.
PARKER & HICGINS, Prop'rs
Confectionery, Cigars Tobacco
tropes op MEDFORD SODA WORKS
We Carry None But First-Class Goods
cauo lie h:id any business there, but be-
uise I-.c nail a ias:.s on one oi iuc i .m-
, , ,n ,(t ,,,;ntrM like
. . ... T. ,,,... th
That escape him. He came bac.K
other ilay. Kverybody asked him what
I he had seen over in town, lie hadn t seen
j anything. "Well, didn't you go any
j where.'.'" asked somebody, finally. "Not
on your lif'.-." said the boy. "D'ye think
I I was goii'g to pay two dollars a day
I for a room and not use it. 'ill the time?"
I Klt-rtrteity on Aluminum Wire.
! It lias been ascertained by experi
ments that iio electric current sent
j through an aluminum wire heated it to
j a temperature of 400 degrees aliove its
j melting point. The marvel was that
j it did iiot drop. This was accounted
.for by the fact that the oxidized him
I en its surface was sufficiently strong to
keep it together. A magnet moved
gently about in its neighborhood caused
it to wave and curve, and to coil and.
twist and almost tie itself into knots.
X. Y. Ledger.
Tremendoua O ld.
The biggest bet on recr-sd. according
to G. K. Sims, was mad" r few years
1 stop j ',n-ekhy a youDg America-, - ho was as-;r,-,...
sistant at "a main" held in the grounds
of a notorious young sportirp marquis
now deceased. One bin! was badly
crippled and the other was fighting
with terrible force. "Twenty thou
sand to a pinch of snuff cn that one."
said the young American millionaire,
which was taken. The American won.
Chicago Chronicle. ;
purchaser you will find my goods
the lowest in price. Undertaking
I. -A. WEBB
II ate Watcbes
Corner C and Eighth Streets