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. Published Every Friday Moraiaf.
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Medford, Friday, Nov. 12, 1887.
THIS PAPER L' koeWdl
Terming Agency, M Ana on Merchant, ei
ehanire. Sin FrAnolsoo, OAlltarnlA, where oo
Itaou Car Advertlsiug oau be mAda for Ik
Our Clubbing List.
bk Mail and Weekly S. P. Call 13 85
" " " Examiner 8 35
" " Chronicle 8 35
- " Oregoniaa 8 00
" 'V Cosmopolitan.... 8 10
" " Weekly Clnoin
4 natl Enquirer, - 1 76
Thk penalty for piraoy in Japan
seems to be quite effective as a
remedial ageuoy. Twenty were be
headed recently at one session of
boeta were too small to bo of any
value and further that the beets
must weigh from one and one-half
to three pounds. This Ib really a
stunner to we poor fellows here iu
Jackson County who have bueu
using all manner of means that
were fair to the beets to get them
to grow small enough to como with
in the limit of three pounds. The
fact that Prof. Shaw made note on
several of his analyses "Beets too
Largo" would have a tendency to
AivoRDiKO to an Euglish scientist,
Hawaii is doomed to early destruc
tion by volcanic disturbance. Here
is a good basis for an anti-annex
get a fellow to thinking there was
gentleman of unsavory reputation
in a fence corner some place. There
is probably not a farmer in the
county who has grown beets this
year that has not grown some that
weighed from eight to twelve pounds
in faot nearly all that were grown
weighed over three pounds. It might
be guessed at that Mr. Spreckels
hopes to control the sugar business
of the coast with his factories
California but there are others,
A IXITtB Of EVERYTHING,
The Pension Report.
Du brant's attorneys may have
made "a gallant fight" for the pris
oner, but the people do not look at
it in that light. The country is not
particularly fond of murderers and
Dr. E. 0. Crewe, Chicago, claims
to know of a stream in Alaska that
rises in a mountain ' of gold, and
flows golden water over a bed of
golden nuggets. But the doctor is
not pointing it out on the map.
Spain's offer of political reforms
to the Cubans at this stage of the
game is something like the under
plan in a rough-and-tumble fight
asking the fellow who is holding
v : j i t i i
fiiuj uuiru ii iic iias uuu uiiuugu.
Ik iirunkev sport a cowboy named
Harrington killed a man near Day-
, enport, Washington, last week. The
sooner a cold-blooded sheriff kills
him in sober earnest the sooner will
a dangerous fool'be put out of the
i way of doipg. "v7'- . r-'v i -".
TftS London Chronicle admits
-editorially that the British navy
could not' force an entrance into
."Jfew York harbor. Many of us have
vthat idea ourselves,' but is the
.?fcroricle trying to lull ' us into a
C nn,i.;Hr9 TTIaA'wrtir tViia an.
To settle four tie votes for county
offices, which resulted from the late
.1 . ? . . TTanoaa 1-Vio ran 1 nnnrli.
' eiVUUUII 1" .......
..datta shook dice. There doesn't
- seem to be much dignity about the
-iUnA tint, nartnintv ir.'a nnnRirlar-
.UlQbUUWi n " " . - j
. .Mir phMnr thanthe holding. of
, t. nw Alar,4,rtn
A new commandment is abroad
: in the land. Thou shalt not hear
-.an unkind story so long as thou
'toast heels to turn or hands to cover
thine, fears. At a recent convention
of Setkmd Adventists in Maine, a
large number of men and women
went forward to kneel on the peni
tent form, and there consecrated
their ears to God. Ethics have
prated long on the sin of scandal;
there would be little of it if more
ears were closed to its blandish
ments. "What has become of the woman
who used to make her boy's clothes
and out his hair?" asks an ex
change. If the writer of the above
will happen around on the most
public thoroughfare of a pleasant
summer eyening he will find the
woman that pailed the cow, rocked
the oradle and cut the lad's hair
in the davs that used to be. He
would scarcely recognize her, how
ever. She's. the tailor made, new
woman. that's up-to-date and the
' vneumatic she scorches with is the
latAKt model. Verilv. things do
change as the silvered locks of this
old world of ours becomes more
Bilvered and the end is not yet
and no person will grieve much, if
these same good women will not for
get their duty to home and family.
I Mb, L; C, Coleman writes from
Ban Francisco stating that he had
been having a sugar beet talk with
Mr. Spreckels and Mr, Oxnard,
and that both gentlemen Bald our
The report of Commissioner of
Pensions Evans on the condition of
the pension roll shows an increase
both in the number of namos on
the list and in the amount of money
the names call for. There were 5-4,
072 names added to the list, and
the increase in the amount of pen
sions was $1,504,4S0. The appropri
ation was $140,000,000 and the re
quirement $141,990,936. So far as
the new names represent veterans
who - have delayed applying for
pension until the disabilities of age
compelled them to avail themselves
of the nation's generosity, there will
be no disposition to demur to the
increase, it seems odd, however,
that with a pension roll closely ap
proaching one million names there
should be an excess of new pension
ers over those whom death has re
moved. The increase could only
be made by new applications, while
many causes serve to take names
from the list.
The report says that 1074 names
were dropped on account of the re
marriage of widows and . mothers,
and 1845 by legal limitation. The
latter were cases of minors who had
passed the pension age. It is reason
able to suppose that the list of
mothers who have remarried is
nearly, exhausted unless step
mothers are included under the
head of mothers. The commissioner
briefly recommends the enactment
of a la.w providing that no pension
shall he granted to any widow of
any soldier who shall marry after
the date of the law. As the young
est' veteran must now be on the
chilly side of 50, the conclusion is
not unreasonable that young women
who hereafter become soldiers'
wives are not actuated entirely by
a desire to make comfortable the
declining years of one who deserves,
well of his country.' Leaving the
money consideration to take care of
itself, it is not well to hold out to
young women an inducement of
this nature to enter into the mar
Durrant Will Hang Today.
A later dispatch than that printed
on the first page of The Mail says:
Theodore Durrant, condemned mur
derer of Blanche Lamont, and the
supposed murderer of Minnie Wil
liams also, was taken before Judge
Bahrs Wednesday morning for the
purpose of having the date for his
execution reset. His attorneys
made a desperate attempt to secure
further delay, but Judge Bahrs
brushed aside all technicalities ob
jecting to the proceedings, and or
dered that Durrant be hanged on
Durrant's attorneys have made a
desperate struggle to saye the life of
their client, stubbornly fighting the
case through the courts, and employ
ing every subterfuge known to the
legal profession to delay execution
of the death sentence. Their last re
source has now apparently been ex
hausted and it seems probable that
tardy j ustice is at last about to over
take the convicted murderer.
i ; . Qospel Temperance Meeting. ;
The first of a series ot temperance
meetings to bo held under the auspices
of the W. C. T. U. will be held at the
M. E. Church on next Sunday at 4
o'clock p. m. There will be good sing
lnff, and the faot that Revs. Glttlns
and Buss aro to speak, Insures good
Information, interesting speaking. Lot
every body interested In temperance
coma, and bring some one else.
Mrs. Eli Fisher, Pres.
Mrs. I. Williams, Seo'y.
To keep a rooster from crowing
on Sunday morning when you wish
to sleep, kill htm Saturday night.
From June 1 to August 20 of this
year 6720 persons went through
Yellowstone Park. This was an
A man named Smith Is wanted
vor in eastern Oregon for horse
stealing. P. S. His address oan
be found in the directory of any
hamlet, town or oity.
A stock traiu passed through tho
custom house at Noohe, North Da
kota, reoontly en route from Winni
peg to Omaha on which tho duties
amounted in $3910.
Pullman has always been quoted
as worth $50,000,000, but now that
ho is dead it transpires that it was
only about $7,000,000, Thus does
death bring the truth to light.
A New Jersey man had to make
six attempts to kill himself before
he succeeded. , If he really wantod
to make quick work of it ho should
have come west and stole a horso.
The Luotgort trial has revolution
ized ChioagO. Now if a man in
serts in a Chicago paper an adver
tisement: "'Wanted A woman to
cook," he is immediately shadowed
iMne uiousand members ot an
anti-swearing society paraded in
Brooklyn a few days ago. When
passing wagons spattered them with
mud or blockaded their line of
march they merely smiled.
The Turks are still in Thessalv,
and nono ot the powers now urges
them to depart. It was the Sultan's
idea that he would remain as long
as he chose, and what he wants in
European diplomacy is apt to hap
Mutiny is said to bo rife in the
ranks of the army of Spain. No
pay, no promotion, and no chance
to kill anybody except women and
children and the sick and wounded
in Cubau hospitals what wonder
that the seekers for military glorv
grow sick of it.
Mayor-elect VanW.yck has won
distinction locally before his nomi
nation and election as mayor of the
greatest American city. He holds
the prize for eating the most beef
steak 26 pieces at a sitting at
the annual grand comrjetition of the
New York beefsteak club.
A foot ball player was killed back
east last Saturday, and now the
legislature of his Btate is going to
be asked right .off to pass a. law
making foot ball 'playing a crime.
everything that causes death
sometimes is made a crime the leg
islature will have their bauds lull
The 1776 stone house at Tappan,
. Y., was blown down by the wind
the morning of November 2. This
the bouse where Major John An-
re was imprisoned, and from which
he was taken to his execution Oct.
1780. It was owned by Dr.
Stephens, of Tappan, and has been
visited by people from all over the
An examination of an "electric"
belt sold by a street fakir in another
town, revealed the fact that, be
neath the outer cloth covering was
layer of dry mustard, when the
wearer began to perspire the mus
tard was moistened and set up- a
burning sensation, and the deluded
victim believed a current of elec
tricity was passing through him.
The papers are telling about a
couple of men in Wallace, Idaho,
one without legs and the other with
out arms, forming a partnership.
They accumulated $260 and then
the man with the legs skipped out
with all the funds. We are glad to
report that he was arrested and
made to divide. Another example
of human depravity, or pretty close
Boys with hats on the back of
their heads and long hair hanging
down their foreheads, and cigarettes
and smutty stories in their mouths,
are cheaper than old worn out
horses. Nobody wants them at any
price. Men will not employ them
and girls will not marry them.
They are not worth their keeping to
anybody and they will not keep
A locomotive engineer on the
Great Northern railway has invented
A device which is intended to prevent
railroad accidents caused by the
forgetfulness of engine men by
springing an alarm whistle a mile
from the place where a train dis
patcher's order becomes operative.
If the engineer fall to respond to
the reminder the device etope the
It takes a Missouri farmer to
give an Oregon farmer pointers on
"How to farm without working."
For InBtanoo: One or them guts
his laud cleared of stumps by limit
lug holes under the stumps with a
crowbar, filling the whole with
wheat and then turning hogs loose
in the field and let thorn root the
stumps eut in their efibrts to got
The Brazilian coffee orop is so
large this year that prices have
reaohod a lower poinl than ever be
fore. The consumer will bo tho
last to feel the bonellt of the decline,
but ooflee drinkers will feel better
over the decline. Last year the
orop was the ltirgost ever known.
lligb priced oofleo is a thing of tho
past, or will be a past number when
the prioos go down.
Not Inns ago a Maine man, jiltod
by a woman on the eve of marriage,
was awarded $1789 by a jury for
breaoh of promise. Last week a
middle-aged widow in Kentucky
obtained a vcrdiat of $54,333.33 for
breach of promise against a widower
(1 years old. home expert mat ho
matician should explain that 33
cents, and the law of proportion bo
tweeti the two oiihob.
Wo Imvo over boon on irm lookout
for tho best tho uiurkots ulTord, und
with that objoct In vli-w tutvo seen rod
tlio sole control of tho Humonu lJuro
Koocl Company' tirotluuls (or this
Tlieao goods are packed in strict
conformity with thonowly liiAuKiirulod
l'ure Food ritculnllona of Sun Krtinolseo.
Their purity Is absolute, and ouulllv
and flavor tho highest. To those who
nnyo boon using the goods usually
handed to you over tho grocer's counter
tho grout strength of the Ituuionit
goods will be a revolution.
we have always found tho best to bo
tho cheapest In tho lonir run. and take
pleasure in placing before you a line
that oomblues highest quality with
ttutuona teas, colioos. spices, extracts.
baking powder and soda are guarunlood
to please or money refunded, and will
make us a host of now friends.
fir. Roussln Denies the Allegation.
Mkdkord, Ore., Nov. 11, 1SH7.
I noticed in tho Valley Itucord, of
Ashland, dated Noy. 4, IHU7, an article
ousting reflections upon tho directors
of the fair association at Medford in
commenting unon tho race In which
Loland W was one of tho trotters. In
due respcit to the directors of tho fair
association, I will state that thoy acted
honorably in everything connoetvd
with the fair as far as I was conoornad.
Tho wrong-doings in a raoo which was
plain to most all spectators was perpo
t rated by outside parties- I entortaln
the khidest regards for every member
of the board ofdiroctorsof tho Modford
Hair Association, notwithstanding re
mark to the contrary.
A. O. ItOUftSUf,
Sick stomach means sick man- (or
Why not be woll?
Sick stomach comes from poor food,
poor nourishment; moans poor hoalth,
poor comfort. Shaker Digestive Cordial
means health and a well stomach.
If ws eould examine our stomach, wo
would understand why it is that so lit
tle will put it out of ordbr.
But, unless we are doctors, wo aevcr
sne our stomach. We only feet- it.
We would feel it less If- wo took Sfaakor
Shaker Digestive Cordial makes your
stomach digest all the nourishing food
you eat, relieves all the symptoms of
indigestion, aots as a tonlo and soon
makes you well and strong again.
The more you take, the less you will
feel of your stomach.
Atarugglsts. xrtal bottle 10 cents.
Some New Advertisements.
Geo. L. Webb, of the Rocket, is
using bis advertising spa's! this week
in talking gentlemen's clothing. J. G.
Van Dyke wants you to read his ad
and learn about Buckingham Si Heeht's
Nova ucotla cork sole shoes. Davis &
Gilkey have changed the out la their
ttamona ad. lioyuen & Niobolsen glvo
a list of namos of purchasers of Colo's
Advertised Letter List.
Following Is A lint of totter remaining un-
CAltrd for la the Modford pontoffloe on Nor.
Ilalloy, A O Borman, Mrs Suslo
Cob, Charles 11am, A I,
Hodgopeth, Thomas Howell, K D
Reynolds, I, o Thome, Kd D
VAndorford, J O
A chargo of one oonl will be mdo upon de
livery of CAoh of tho Above letters.
Porrtonn cAllIng for Any of the above letters
will pleaso SAy " Advertinod,"
M. puhdir-, Postraaater.
' Por Sale and Trade.
We have for sale or trade forty acres
of land, one and a half miles west of
Central Point. Good tillable foothill
land fine for fruit, three aores cleared.
Will take team, harness and wagon in
part payment, balance two years' timo,
Bbidleman & Nicholson,
Apples, Apples !
We want all the Apples you have that are fit
to dry, and will pay good prices for them.
Enquire of ...
H. L. Burleson,
Agent for W. G. Lowry & Co., Sun
Francisco, Cal. . .
Opened Nov. I,
Heavy Double Faced Oanton
in colors of Cardinal, Grey,
Brown and Steel Blue, at .. ..
61-4 cts., or
116 Yards for SI.
Heavy Twilled Serges in blue
and white and black and
white for winter dresses
and shirting, at .. ..
81-3 cents, or 12 yards for $1
DEUEL & STEVENS
... PAID FOK ...
Eggs, .. ..
and .. ..
Sr Siomo atetf
Ut our expense
Iius2pd.r jf yu're not pea,ed
DAVIS ft 6IIKIT. your Qrocers
- -Catch You !
If We Don't, But We
Hope to Catch You First...
Wo want to catch you bh near naked ns
posslblo, and dross you up according to
our idoas of proper stylo and we'll Make
our reputation on your boing right wliim
we have finished. But, perhaps, you're
thinking more about Overcoats. Now
stick a pin right horo so that you'll not
forgot it. Wo can soil you tho
Best Overcoat for $7.50!
That you ever saw, and if you want to
raise the price to $12 pr $15 why we'll
give you such value and style as you have
never seen anywhere. Just givo us the
opportunity to furnish your Overcoat and
we'll save you a snug sum ....
$2.50 Pants that Cost $5.00 Elsewhere
Children's $2 50 and $350 Suits a Specialty
W. H. Meeker & Co.-
Ask the People ...
What they think of Cole's
Air-Tight Heaters. These
people have purchased Air
Tights from us:::: . ...1
Mr. ntden, Modford.
V. K. Usual, "
Thou, Hciikol, "
P. iluhbard, "
CIiaii. Child. 11
W. T. York, '
O.I,. Davis, "
II. K. Iloydon, "
W. H. Mockor, "
WcoUb Uros., '
J.A. Whllmnn, "
II, Wortman, "
O. (!. Nohlo, "
It. 0. Iloook, , "
Mr. King, '
N. K. ClrAVOS,
H, J, Oorden, Propoot,
.las. Morton, l'hoiinlx,
T. W, JnhtiHon, Modford,
Mr, Pholpii, Modford,
It. May llFirnlay, Anhlond,
O. W.Whlto, Modford,
A. fl. Moon, Moonvlllo,
.1. W. Oorum, JunUHonvillo,
Win. Hovoronoo, Klamath.
J, II, ColoniAii, Fhoonlx.
I. L. Hamilton, Modfonl.
It. Aaliworth, Control 1'L
II, T. lllnokwood, I'hoonlx,
O. W, Hloops, I'hoonlx,
C, IS, Stork, and othors,
BOYDEN & NICHOLSON