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Publt.hod Kvory Friday Morning.
BLITON & BATTERSON, Publishers,
SUBSCRIPTION $i.J0 PER YEAR.
MAN WAS BORN TO HUSTLE. . .
Ho I or few dayni but qutto a plenty.
Bblerod In tbo PoHtoftioo at Muilford, Oreifon
m Soooud-Olnta Mull Mnttor.
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trols (or advertising cuu bo uiado for II.
YertlHlnit Akoiipv. IH and rtft
obanRO. San Frunclsco, California.
Mboford, Friday, l-'eb. fi, 181)7.
Our Clubbing List.
The Mail and Weekly S. K. Cull 2 25
" " " Examiner 2 SS
" " " Chronlole 8 35
" " " OroRoulan 2 00
" " Cosmopolitan .... 210
" " Popular Science.. 2 00
" " Weeklv Cincin
nati Enqurier, - - 1 GO
Don't any of you follows get in
and commence a howl on "over pro
duction" of sugar beets in the Rogue
river valley. There isn't enough
land in ibe vallev to do that.
The deadlock at Salem is right
where it was last week at this time
still locked and only fifteen days
more of the session in which to find
the combination. It is a peculiar
combination and . will probably-
never be unlocked.
Is Germany when taxes are not
paid promptly, the authorities place
two hungry militiamen in the house
of the man whose taxes are unpaid
and they board with the family
until the necessary tax money, is
forthcoming. That seems rather a
severe penalty but it has the de
Gold Hill's new paper, the
News, is out, and it is a good one.
Editor Churchill is all right The
paper is well gotten up in fact a
long ways ahead of the average
weekly. ... The ads are well set, the
make-up is first-class, and the
printing is well done. If the Gold
Hill people are alive to their inter
ests they will give the News a hearty
They have no Gold Cure for
drunkedness in Sweden, but when
a person becomes addicted to the
cup he is dieted wholly upon bread
stooped in wine for two weeks
when the twelve days are gone he
thinks not of the cup that intoxi
cates, but instead shies clear of it
upon all occasions in fact, he is. a
total abstainer, and there is little
JPresidekt elect JlcKinley is
rapidly completing his cabinet and
it is thought the daces will all be
filled within a week. Judge Mc
Kenna, of California,, has been
chosen as secretary of the interior;
'John D. Long,, of Massachusetts, for
'. secretary of the navy, and James
Wilson, of Iowa, as secretary of ag
riculture. This leaves only two
places yet to be filled, that of attor
ney general and postmaster genera
The Commercial club of Minne
apolis is taking the pains to make
enquiries as to the conditions of
sugar beet culture, with a view to
introducing it in Minnesota. It.
first sent a' committee to Grand
Island, Neb., where there is a beet
sugar plant and found that, when
the plant, is in operation, the
farmers find the culture of beets
very profitable. The yield is about
15 tons per acre,, which sells at $5
per ton, or $75 per acre,, while the
cost of raising is about $35 per acre.
The net profit of $40 per acre beats
wheat raising, even at the present
'. . - i. i. i. : . c il'.i
comparatively ingu priueB tur wiub
. cereal. . The club has obtained, a
supply of beet seed from many
nlar.ps and ia rHstrihutincr it amnntr
j. o o
tbe tanners ot Minnesota, with a
view to the obtainment of Buch
knowledge from results, as may
furnish further basis of action. Let
us imitate this policy.
It is said that nearly $10,000 was
taken from Canyon mountain, in
Southern Oregon, during last
season by pocket hunters.
There is a novel hydraulic min
ing plant on the Rogue river near
Grants Pass, Oregon. Two large
pumps have been put in one a
centrifugal and the other a duplex
Gardner. The latter provides water
f "tv f Ita fi rai fntt aliiininrr Anil V
Ai 17 M- VUU 1KVI IVI rJlUlUlU(J till If. VllO
former for piping forcing the water
through a nozzle against the bank.
Senator Holt's Enabling Act.
Senator S. II. Hull, of this county
iiiih liiiiixnit'iHi a inn in tint suuo it'trm
latum, which. tiliould it Mis. will i ll
iihli counties in llui Hluto lo vote upon
lliu , relocating of their county neat
xmmlil the people ho desire, Hon1
the hill in full:
A hill for tin net lirovldiiw for tlm
liK'iition of couiilv KcatH. Ho it cuiii'ted
I iv tint legislature assembly of the state
of Oregon :
r-ection 1. Hint whenever tliooilmens
of any county in this 8tU dosiro u
lociiuon oi ineir couuiy Hem tney imiv
petition their comity court respecting
me same in any regular lerni ol mini
Section 2.. Mich petition shall desiir
nnte the place at wliieli the petitioners
ucsiiii to nave me coiintv seat reloonteil
inn! shall Ik; signet! by none hut legal
voters oi sain county ami shall bo nu
coiiipanieii ny attuiavits siittlciont to
satisfy saiil court that the signers are
all legal voters of saiil cotuitv autl the
signatures on said, petition are all genu-
Section 8. Itemoiistraucvs sinned Il
legal voters of the county onlv ami veri
litnl in like manlier as the petition, inav
umu w presmieu to lite COUIIIV court
it a greater number of legal voters re
monstrate against the relocation than
petitioned for it no election shall be or-
Section -I. At the seoomt torin of the
county court 'folloing the presentation
or tiling of such petition, signed bv at
least one-hall of the legal voters in the
county as shown by the last preceding
itviimis nun uy a larger unmoor man
have signed the renionstrauco, the
county court shall order that at the next
general election a vote shall bo taken
between the place inontioned in such
petition and the existing coiintv seat ;
and it shall bo the duty of the coiintv
clerk to iusert in the notice of olwtinii
issued by him, under the provisions of
iiiu general election laws oi tne suite ot
Oregon, following the name of the
officers to bo elected at such election,
all notice substantially as follows:
"There will also be submitted to voters
at such election the. question whether
lite county seat of the coiintv of (nam
ing the coiintv). state of OnHrmi ul.,.11
be removed from (naming the place of
prevent location) to (the place named
hi sucn petition, naming it)"; and such
county clork shall also cause to be
printed on the otticial ballots of the
comity the question of the relocation -of
county seat in tne billowing uianner:
for the location of the coiintv seat at
(inserting the name of the place men
tioned in the petition): lor the lncntinn
of the county seat at (inserting the name
of the present county seat): and in all
other respects the election shall be con
ducted accroding to the cletion laws of
the state applicable thereto.
Section 5. If the noint dcsiciintp.1 in
the petition obtain a maioritv of all tlm
votes cast the county court shall make
a record thereof and' declare the same to
be the comity seat of said county and
A LITTLE OP EVERYTHING.
shall removokhe said records and docu-
incuts thereto as earlv
Section (I. ' The- vote for relocation
above provided for shall not take place
wi.viu.-r uiuii uuce in lour vears.
Camping on the Trail of Salaries.
Senate Bill No. 182 U one introduced
by Senator Holt, of Jackson county,
and applies wholly . to this county.
It provides for the following officers'
salaries: Countv Jude. HlOlHI: emmtv
clerk $1200 and one deputy 800; sheriff,
$2000 and one deputy 1000: recorder;
1000; treasurer, SU0; school suDt.. 720:
assessor, 13 per day. These figures are
very nearly, li not quite, Identical with
those decided 'dnon at the nnnn!int
waniy convention nem prior to tne
June eloctioo. - Should the' house or
ganize; it. is fculte probable the bill
would pass as it would be left wholly
with the legislators from this county
that being the custom when only their
own county is eneciea.
Another bill introduced by Mr. Holt
makes the" district attorney's office a
salaried one." It DrotideB that all fees
collected by that officer shall be turned
into tne treasury. . The bill furthar
provides that the district attorney ot
the first judicial district of Oregon
shall receive. In addition to the venrlv
salary of $500 paid out of the state
treasury, a yearly salary of WOO la full
for all compensation, which shall be
paid monthly by the various counties of
mis district as follows: Jackson $200:
Josephine S1-'j0: Klamath 812a: Lake
$125. per annum. In addition the dis
trict attorney is authorized to appoint
one aepuiy, ana no more, tor eacti ot
of the counties of the district, remov
able at the- pleasure of said district
attorney, who shall receive a monthly
salary from the county for which he
is appointed, as follows: Jackson 15;
josepmne iu: Klamath siu; Lake yio.
This act, if It becomes a law, is in
tended to be effective at once.
Altbongb the Quakers, ai a sect, do
not favor magic, regarding it as a profit
less amusement indulged in by the.
world's people, tbere are occasionally
stories told Which show that the love of
musio sometimes steals its way into a
Qnakor household in spite of discipline,
(joorgo Thompson, the famous English
abolitionist, while lecturing on tbe abo
lition of slavery in the British provinoes,
stopped one night with a Quaker family.
He was a groat lover of musio, and at
that time wan a good singer.
Baring the evening he saoa "Oft In
the Stilly Night," Which was listened
to with the closest attention. .
Ia tbe morning bis Quaker fcortas:
appeared somewhat uneasy. iibe.Wiahed
t hear the song again, tint itVonld
hardly do, ate itbongbr, for ber to re
quest its repetition. At lar, however,
her desire overoameher samples.
"Ueorge, " she said, with a faint Dink
color in her soft cheeks, "will tbee re
peat the words of last evening in thy
usual manner?" Youth's Companion.
Before the Effect Wore Off.
"Say, you're the fourth follor that
has come here to try to trade, hossos to
day, " said Farmer Hhortorop. ' Whnt's
got into yon all?"
Wt," said the visiting farmer
sheepishly, "the story got ont nomewayi
that yon'd got religion at the revival
las' night. "Cincinnati Enqnirer.
Superior job printing MAlLoffioe.
There are oHtinmtod to bo 2,0U0,
000 ti itmn ployed initio persona in
tho UnitoU !MatuH at tlun limo
A party of young iiuoplo, while
out BUi(fiing near l'imiliortoii, l'a,
drove ovor a prtn-ipioo llfty foot high
otiio woro killou and twonty in
j u red.
Tho legislative ileiulloi'k in Wash
liiuRion omlvd l-'ridav, by oloct
ing tioorge Turner, a Bilvor ropubli
onn, for Senator. Twenty-five ballots
wore required to elool.
Uoiiorul KuhsoII A. Algur gave
out to the prons last Saturday that
he had been offered and aouopted
tho war port folio in rrosKlont Alo
K'inley'B cabinet. Ho is 01 years of
Lyman J. Gage,' a well-known
banker of Chicago, has boon chosen
for the position of Secretary of the
treasury in MoKiuloys oaliinet.
He is president of the First National
uanlc ot Uluotigo.
Milk tiokets have boon denounced
as carriers of diphtheria by the
health officers of South ilund, Tnd
where a number of oases of the (lis
ease wero traced to a patient in
milk peddler's family.
Here is an indication of how
municipality oan savo a penny now
ana then: A contract tor romov
ing the snow and ice from the streets
of New York cost the city 153,000
less this winter than last.
Uv . an Italian law anv circus
which does not perform every act
promised m the printed program
or which misleads the public bv
means of pictures is liablo to a fine
or Vz.oOU Tor each ollonso.
A disasterous conflagration oc
curred at Philadelphia last week
Thirty business blocks were burned
entirely, an'estimated loss of $2.
500,000. John Wannamaker's
great store was badly damaged.
The iQiigest commercial distance
at which the long distance tele
phone is now operated is from Boa-
tori to St. Louis, a distance of 1400
miles. The line is more than twice
as long as any European telephone
Three convicts sawed a hole
through the hospital door in tbe
Walla Walla, Wash., penitentiary
and dug a tunnel forty feet, long in
which. to escape, but their work
was detected in time to prevent
In the Federal court last Satur
day C. H. Daw, ex-president of the
Denver commercial bank, S. E.
McClinken, ex-receiving toller, and
C. E. Miller wore, all sentenced to
terms in the penitentiary for wreck-1
ing the bank.
At Kokomo, Ind., the amputated
leg of a drayman who had chilblains
and corns is to be disinterred under
the doctors orders and buried below
the frost line in order to relieve the
man's present sufferings from the
; The extremely cold weather con
tinues in the east. In Chicago and
pther cities large amounts of money
and provisions were distributed to
the needy to keep them from freez
ing to death and starving. A num
ber of deaths from cold have oc
curred. , ...
The mortality from smallpox at
Havana is very great, many persons
having died there during the past
few days. It is estimated that 39
per cent of the deaths in Havana
now are due to smallpox, Gl per
cent dying from the combined ef
fects of other diseases.
A corn famine is reported in
Mexico. Corn is being purchased
in Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska for
from ten to fifteen cents per bushel
and is sold in Mexico for 12 Mexi
can money. There must either
be a big profit to the middle men
or a big depreciation in Mexican
It cost the- government of Eng
land over $200,000 to prosecute
Edward J. Ivorv, of New York,
recently acquitted of the charge of
contipiracy to cause a dynamite ex
plosion,' Scotland Yard's cost alone
was $100,000, and it cost $25,000
to obtain the alleged evidence "in
America. . .
In San Francisco the health
officers are waging war on the
house cat, as well as tbe tramp oat
that frequents places of filth and
char tie 1. The officials claim that
diphtheria is a disease peculiar to
the cat and that in the handling and
caressing of these pets the disease
ia conveyed lo children.
It -is given out, authoritatively,
that Generally Wevler has boon
deposed in Spain and that General
Azcanago has been appointed to
succeed him as governor-genoral of
Spain. With a change of adminis
tration' also comes news that Amer
ican citizens now in Spanish prisons
will be granted amnesty, and that
they will be released this week.
Chief of Police Crowley, of San
Francisco, has notified the Chinese
council, stationed in that city, that
he will not permit the Chinese to
explode fire crackers in celebrating
their New Years, which began Mon
day Ho states that should they
attempt It, ho will order n raid on
Chinatown that will bo very disits
torous to the Mongolians. ;
. An- oiiiineiit Austrian sclcntiHt
lifter observing tho urtiilurrttliiin
of the huiivmily bodies, niiiuuiiiccs
that tho uiii lli will uoiuo into col
Union with a coiuot at !I;-I5 n. in
Nov. 13, 1SWI, Tlm result of tho
encounter is not definitely Htatut
Dill It IB supposed it will l)t sui'ious
oiumgh and, if the cmiiut In it good
health v, able bodied one, may jar
up old mother earth and make
thing very uncomfortable,
rung uiiiing, uettor known na
Littlo i'etu, the acknowledged lumlur
of the Chinese in San Friinuisvo,
was murdered by highbinders lust
Saturday, Ho was silting in a har
bor shop, when the murdurers en
torod and shot him throe times., The
report of the murder, hits greatly
exorcised his followers in Sun Fran
cisco, and serious trouble is exueuted
to follow. IIih wife has offered
reward of $2000 for the arrest of
At last the friends and advocates
of the manly art (?) better known as
pugilism, have secured the privilege
of engaging in their work without
fear of molestation. The legislature
ot INovada hag passed a bill license
ing pugilism and last Saturday
tne governor alllxed Ins signature
iuo sports an over the country are
very entliBiustio over the law and
are alreudy arranging for several
battles in the near future. ; Corbot
and Fitzsimmonts will battle In
March for tho chanionshib of tho
On her dying bed. in a rickotv
old boarding bouse in San Fran
cisco, Mrs. H. Thompson, an
aged woman, called her husband. to
her bedsido and informod him that
by tearing up tho carpet in one of
tho rooms of the hotiso, ho would
find a small fortune, which by
much economy, she had saved for
a rainy day. Following her iutrtiot
tions.he tore up tho curnot and found
$8000 in greenbacks, after which
tho woman finished her sto.y, by
giving him a check bonk from tho
llebera bank, with a credit of $15,-
Clifford township, in Butler
county, Kan., has 125 families. In
the last '25 years tho people of that
township have had only one little
law suit, and that was about a sec
tion line road. There have been onlv
. . .
tnreo mortgage toreciosures in a
quarter of a contury, and these were
small mortgages. There are five
schoolhouses in the township, all
paid for but one. and that is new.
There are two church buildings,
where the people meet every Sunday
to praise tho Lord for his goodness.
No bonds were ever voted in the
township, and the township has no
debt. The oldest inhabitant can
not recall when they had a fight,
scrap or quarrel in the township.
The orchards, trees, barns, fences,
crops, stock, everything suggest
peace, prosperity, good cheer, good
fellowship and a strict observance
of the golden rule. There are 1500
people iu the township, and about
Victories (or the Cubans, j
The Santiago do Cuba police have
placed under arrest mi it oliurgu of
utiiiHpirauy, it . number ol Cuban
A report from Huntiugo do Culm
iisserts that tliniiHiiiuls of pci'Hiins
are without 8ulniHUni't and thiil
they tiro iinxiniiHly itwulling pur
mission In grind ciino from Captain
timienil Wry lor, 'fur tho purpose of
saving thtiui from uotual starvation.
Manzanillo reports aru that nt
II o'clock til night on January 18
the insurgents, nssisted by frli'iitls,
entered the town of Palinus Allsa,
(10 miles from Mamtuuillo. After
plundering the town and stores,
they burned UO private Iioiihcs and
three well stocked dry goods unci
grocery establishments. Owing to
tho unfavorable location of the for
tifications, the soldiers were unable
to lire uK)n the attacking party of
Cubans, because in doing so they
would have been compelled to kill
the peaceful inhabitants, who wero
running through tho streets seeking
lo gain a rWiigoat tho fortillcatioiis.
Sonre of the inhabitants of tho town
even joined the insurgents and in
thiB manner vsoapud with their
The war in Cuba is still raging
with all the llorceness and determi
nation that a people fighting fur
liberty can tlo and later ruportB
indicate that the insurgents are on
tho aggressive several noted vic
tories having boon credited to them
during the past two weeks. On
Monday one of Woyler s river forces
was badly dufuatud, in which fifteen
boats wore stink, one hundred men
killed and seventy-five wounded.
The insurgouts hud fortified some
heights near Pacz,' on tho river
Ciiuinu,. and - W'oylor sent Colonel
Hcvviis with 300 men to capture tho
plitou and destroy tho forts. In
rounding a shiiiii bund uftur pro
ceeding up the river sumo 20 iiiIIuh,
it heavy musketry lire was opened
on lliom, whllu it six pound piuuo
Ih row sliol and sunk hdvoniI of tlm
hunts, Tlm Spaniards limped nut
iil'tlieir boiilK, waded to bind mid
charged tho Insurgents, Tlm fiht
was il llerre one, mid tho KliilliliirdH
wero finally forced lo rollio with
tho result above noted.
Tlm little (Inuiflilei' or Mr. Krod Woh-
bin', Holland, Mass., hail u very bud
eold mill cough wlileli ho hail not biieii
iililu to euro with anything. Iguvohliu
a 'i eeiil hnllle of (.'hainberliilii's Cough
ltemeily, W, I. Ilolden, merchant und
poHliiiasler lit West lli'liulleiil, und the
uuxt time I saw Mm he said It worked
like n ultimo. This rutuoily iHlntondod
OHpoulully for koulu throat and lung
dlsuUHiis, nuoli usooldri, oriiiipunil whoop
ing cough, ami it Is famous for its
euros, i'litii'o Is no danger In giving It
to children for It ooiitalna nothinu In
jurious. i''or calii by (ieo. II, llnnklns.
A London iurv tlin nltinr ilnv
brought In the following decidedly
mixed verdict. "Wo find tho pris
oner not guilty and that he ad
mitted his guilt through Ignorance
und wo strongly recommend him to
Our people are g"owlug more und
more la tho habit of looking to (ieo.
II. HiiHldiiH for the latest unil bunt of
every In the drug Hue. lie soils Cham
tkirlaln's Uiugh Remedy, famous for
its euro of bad colds, croup and whoop
ing cough. When in mind of such a
ineillclno glvo this remedy u trial unil
you will bo more than pleased with tho
1 Doctor Oanlelion.
Olllce In Ihilley block over mihUi1Iico.
C'hronlo discuses, und disomies of
women mid child run u aimcliilly.
I.ci-al blanks at Tiik Mam. oflluu.
You Can Be Well
When your blood la rich,- pure and
nourishing. Hood's Sursaparilla makes
tho blood rich and pure and ou'rus all
blood diseases, restoring health and
Hood's Pills are easy to take, easy to
operate. Cure indigestion, headache.
Teachers' Quarterly Examination.
The regular quarterly examination
of applicants for toacherd' certificates
will bo hold in the court bouse at Jack
sonville, beginning at 1 o'clock p. m,
on Wednesday, February, 10,1897. Ap
plicants for state papers will be exam
ined on Thursday beginning at 9 o'clock
J. W. Lawton Assigns.
Not for many moons has thoro
been news sor.t forth on the stroots of
Medford that caused an many expres
sions of regret as did that of tho busi
ness assignment of J. W. Lawton, har
ness and saddlery doalor. Tho assign
ment was made on February 1st and
T. P. West, of this niiy, was named as
the assignee. His liabilities nre $2900
with!810 assets, .The liabilities In
clude a mortgage of S1500 which is so
cured by his Griflln crook farm. Tho
immediate domand and the ono' which
'caused the attachment .nmountod to
only a littlo over 200.' As soon as it
was learned that ho was In need of
assistance his friends camo to him with
the amount necessary but inasmuch us
tho ball hud commenced rolling ho pre
ferred to allow all to go would rathor
do this thun to liavo his frlendp run
any chances of losing. He has turnod
over all his property, including his
stock of goods, farm, farming Imple
ments and stock everything : except
his tools, Mr. Lawton Is ono of our
most honest and upright oitizons and
the circumstances which lead n, to tho
present condition of afTuirB In regretted
by all. Tho very honorable way In
which Mr. Lawton has endeavored to
fix things is surely to his credit.
Advertised Letter List.
beginning today and continuing until
first wo aro going to md I all the hmki
in nion sand hoys, clotlungat the lowest priccH
ever offered in Metlford. Thin Hiicrilice Halo in
made so that when our new spring goods;
arrive there will he no full and winter goods
on our counters. It . , will pay you to watch
for h& announcement of the arrival of our '
spring stock and at the same time reinomher
is full of hanniins in all kinds
that our store
of dry jroods
W. H. neeker& Co.
r'or flno Photos, His work l tlm only flmt-choia work In South
ern Oregon. Prices reiuouabl.i and satisfaction guif aulood
Tuff Exchange Saloon...
: COURT HALL, Proprietor
Brandies and Cyrus Noble Whiskey
aro iho vory
bunt Until an of
This briind of WhlHkoy vvuB nwapdud find premium ut tbo
vninui inu mm- it uibur inir
Best line of Cigars in the City
' ' Pure Brnndiea and Vliiitkio for modioinal utoa.
When you are drinkiw take n drink of good whiskev-trv Cyrus Noblo ....
Empty barrels and keg for sale i f ,
Following I a Hut or tottorn romnlnlfiK Un
called for In tho Metlford poHtofilooon February
Dnrncn, I'rnnlc . Mnnn,FW
A ohiirKO of one com will lio mndo upon do-
Uvory of ouch of tho ubovo lottom.
PfiriionH calling for ony of tho abovo lottom
will ploaHO nay " Advortlwid.',
M. PuiiuiN, Postmaster,
Legal blanks at This Mail office.
Is No One So Blind...
That they cannot feel tho dlfTeroneo-even If th
I now have n stock the flnoflt lino of fall and winter clothing
ever shown in Modford-and moro coming. Call and boo for
. ' yoursall, and (ol. my prices. No troublo to show (roods
S. ROSENTHAL, Medford, Ore.
WILLIAHS aBROS., ...
No livery stable in Southern Oroffon Is proparod lo turn out hot
tor rl(?s or tonmB than iiro wo-iind 'tis this fact that has mndo
our fables the fiworlta with tho traveling public. Horses
boivrdod by tho day, wook or month-at roasoriablo rates
' ' ' ' 'iii i ,- I
Commercial Travelers tygs a Specialty..,.