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About The Medford mail. (Medford, Or.) 1893-1909 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 3, 1897)
THE IIEDFORD HAIL
' Published Every Friday Moraine.
A. 5. BLITON.
MAN WAI KMN TO HUSTLt.
He is of taw dajra; but quite a plenty.
SUBSCRIPTION Jl.so PER YEAR,
Entered In tne Poatoftoe at Medford, Oregon
u Second Class M11 Matter.
MBDPORD, FRIDAY, Duo. S, 1887.
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X il JLO 1 m IVIt K.u naiie-a Ad
' Tartlalai Agonov. St and i Merchant Kk
xnmnfta, Ma raneuwo, uauiornia, wnore ooa
vmoia for aaveruung oaa bo niaao ior it.
' Our Clubbing List.
Thb Mail and Weekly S. F. Call 12 35
" " " . Kxamtner 2 S5
" " Chronlole 2 35
." Orcgonlan S 00
" " Cosmopolitan.... 8 10
" Weekly Clnoln-
natl Enquirer, 1 75
SUWJMONITUE WEDTmjlFRl I3AT
CDL J 2Ai
5 6 7 Q 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 23
26 27 28 29 30 31 O
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iwu men worsea on trie same
farm up in the Willamette valley
last fall. One saved his money
and put it in a valise and the other
took the valise. Is there a moral
in this, if so, find it?
Girl ushers take up the collec
tion in a New Jersey church, and,
of course no male attendant dares
fail to contribute, and liberally.
Another case of using man's finest
. feelings to his own discomfiture.
Even bo far away aB Minnesota
the newspapers put this heading
"Sounds Fishy" over the alleged
confession of Blanthner to the
murder of Blanche Lamont and
Minnie Williams, Durrant's victims.
Tbe Mail doffs its hat to many
new and unsolicited subscribers, as
well as those who pin their faith to
the future of this independent
newspaper by sending and hand
ing in gold and silver dollars for
French prunes, grown in South
ern Oregon and shipped to France
is rather a peculiar condition of af
fairs, but such is how the land lays.
The carload of French prunes
shipped from Medford last week by
Weeks & Orr were consigned, to
commission merchants in France.
In one of our county papers
found a bit of very sensible advice
and all this is contained in one
line "Keep Your Money at Home."
This is a heading over the paper's
own advertisement of legal blanke
Immediately following this is a
large display advertisement of a
San Francisco house which adver
tises "special values" in holiday
goods. It is about this season of
the year that home merchants are
advertising "special values" and
The Mail is of the opinion that
these "values" are equal to those of
San Francisco when ttre cost of
monev remittance and express
charges are considered. But how
the publisher can consistently make
his head line of "Keep Your Money
at Home" size up with "speoial
values" in San Francisco is a prob
lem as yet unsolved with us. The
first is advice which should be
heeded, the latter, a custom which
is not good business.
MINES AND MININO.
The San Francisco Examiner
gives figures showing the gold out
put of California since 1848 to
be $1,303,571,508. The greatest
amount taken out of the mines any
one year was in '53 when the out
put was $65,000,000. The least
amount was in '90 when the amount
taken out was only $9,896,857.
Warrants are out for the arrest
of thirty editors of North Dakota
charging them with criminal libel.
The warrants are all held by the
sheriff of Burleigh County, at the
state capital, and when one of the
newspaper boys happens in town
he is at once jailed. The mayor of
Bismarck caused the arrest of .a
local newspaper man a few weeks
ago upon a charge of criminal libel
and the boys all over the state
jumped onto the mayor in language
not complimentary and ot ar
Ik establishing colonies in the
United States the Salvation Army
ia doing a great work. It is taking
families from our crowded cities
and locating them on farms of their
own with sufficient start to speedily
become self supporting, this being
the aim and object of the coloniza
tion idea. There is a field in this
country for teaohing the very poor
in the great cities ' that health,
happiness and financial independ
ence are within their reach if they
will relinquish urban aurroundingi
And beoome tillers of tbe soil.
The Klamath Falls Republican
rather saroaatioally remarks that
"it has been suggested that some of
the Klamath County merchant are
likely to move to Medford' to catch
the Klamath County trade." This
is followed by a statement that
good a purchased here "seem to
have a charm that pleaneK." The
Republican should have left out the
word "setitus," making the state
ment more positive and still be
strictly truthful. The coming to
Medford to trade has become
striotly a business proposition with
the people of that locality and will
undoubtedly so oontinue as long as
they are treated as fairly and cour
teously as they have been in the
W. H. Reid, the recent purchaser
of the Hammersley mine, is having
the mine pumped out and is mak
ing arrangements to commence get
ting out ore.
W. H. Hosier, formerly of Med
ford. now a mine owner on Powell
creek, has about closed a deal for
the sale of his property to Mon
mouth bankers. The Grants Ppss
Observer says of . the property :
Powells creek is the best and rich
est placer district in Josephine
County and has produced much
coarse gold, and there is enough
rich gravel left to keep two giants
running tor fifty years yet. We
understand the price of the property
only 9iz,uuu, which is dirt cheap
very cheap for dirt that will go
$4 to tbe square yard." '
N. E. Graves has pipe laid on
his Big Applegate placer proposi
tion and expects to turn the water
today. , He has all tbe ground
that's necessary for a long while
and it prospects well all through.
Jury Liat December term.
Followine is a list of the iurors drawn
for tbe December '97, term of court :
TUB Taylor, Pleasant creek farmer.
j a wnson, Meaiora, mercnant.
0 0 Taylor, Medford, farmer.
Clark 8avaee, Woodville, farmer.
John O'Brien, Applegate, farmer.
J 8 Lacy, Jacksonville, farmer.
David M Hardon, Gold Hill, farmer.
W J Dean, Talent, farmer.
C Kleinhammer, Eden, farmer.
Uriah Gordon, Flounce Rock, fanner.
W T Kame. Medford. merchant.
James Childers, Table Rock, farmer.
R K Batten, Ashland, liveryman.
Paul Demmer, Medford, farmer.
I A Fruett, Medford, farmer.
W A Cordell, Ashland, mechanic.
J R Morrison, Trail Greek, farmer.
C H Hozie, Medford, farmer.
A Schmidling, Jacksonville, mechanic
Frank Farlow, Chimney Rock, farmer.
G W Hamlin, Medford, farmer.
Ben uaymona, kock point, mercnant.
Louis Schidler, Medford, capitalist.
J D Matney, Uniontown, farmer.
Martin V Homes, unimney Kock,
William Noah, Table Rock, farmer.
J Beek, Jr., Medford, merchant.
D H Miller, Medford, merchant.
John Bailey, meadows, farmer.
(J w Palm, Alearord, real estate agent.
Perry Foster, Table Rock, farmer.
in Probate Court.
In matter of the guardianship of
Charles A Patton; order appointing
Tuesday, December 7, as day for final
Estate of Horace L Ish: inventory
and appraisement filed, showing the
total amount of real and personal prop
erty valued at $2033.50; also an order
for sale of personal property to pay ex
penses. In matter of the guardianship of Eli
Adams, et al; ordered that the guardian
bt laid minora file a report of her
guardianship by December 1, 1807.
There are two reasonable things
which everybody should do: take
good care of one s health; and if lost,
egam It quickly, and to tbls every
ioay will agree. And there are a great
multitude of people who are agreed
that for both purposes Simmons Liver
Regulator is me Dest Helper, "i am
troubled with torpid liver and nothing
gives relief so quick like Simmons
Liver Regulator. '-R. R. . Strango.
Lake Olty, Fla.
A LITTLE OF EVERYTHING.
Pasaengera who arrived Saturday
on the steamer Topeka from Juneau,
Alaska, report the weather intensely
The jury found Thorn guilty of
murder in the first degree for the
killing of Guldensuppe, In Mew
The London Globe oalla the Uni
ted States a fourth-class powor,
Historians will please remember
this in writing about 1776 and 1812
An Ohio postmaster - wants to
resign, because his official income
lasU year was only $3,72, but for
the same reasou no one else will
take the office.
British laudlords are said to own
20,000,000 aores of land in this
country, an area larger than that of
irelaud. It is not comparatively
much of a slioe in our domain,
Texas has a blind woman who ac
tually clears $200 yearly from a
little farm where she raises veget
ables. The woman's exquisite seme
of touch tells her the ripeness of a
vegetable or berry.
Raising horses is likely still to
be a profitable business. Good
horses are now in active demand
and bring good prices. This list
includes both carriage teams and
heavy draught horses.
The laws in Washington protect
lrom garnishment proceedings the
pay of the wane-earner who has
dependent upon him a wife, children
minor brothers, sisters, offsprings
ot deceased brothers or sisters,
lather, mother or grandparents.
There is a boy up iu Winnipeg
who wears a No. 21 boot. Hopes
ot a fortune in tbe freak-show bust
ness are rapidly vanishing, how
ever, as tbe lad has contracted the
dread diseuse, consumption too
muoh of him lying on the damp
Everything is panning out rioh
up Alaska way these times. E. Otis
Smith, editor of the Alaskan, pub'
lished at Sitka, who came down on
the Topeka, claims to have bonded
marole mine, located in Sitka
basin, to some eastern capitalists,
And now the rabid Spanish rov
austs oi Havana want to blow up
the united states consolate. It will
be a brilliant move on their part to
do something like this just as con-
gress is about to meet. The explo
Bion might before long have an ecbo
startlingly like the sound of a 20-
The oldest newspaper in the
world is the Kill Pan, which has
been published in Pekin. Chins,
continually for nearly a thousand
years. It began as a monthly, be
came weekly in 1360 and a daily in
1800. It publishes three editions a
day, each edition being on different
A girls' bachelor club has been
formed at Milton. Members will
be prohibited from marrying and be
required to make a report to the
club of each proposal of marriage.
The purpose of the club is to exalt
the condition of old maidenhood,
which is badly in need of encourage
ment even in Oregon.
It turns out that the apple par
ings and cores of American orchards
are now dried and shipped to France
where they are utilized by tbe
thrifty French in the manufacture
of champagne. And this imported
champagne is regarded by Ameri
can snobs as muoh superior to tbe
American home-made article.
A man out in Kansas obtained
pills at a drug store for the cure of
insomnia. That night in the dark
he found what he thought was tbe
pill box and swallowed, as he sup
posed, three of the pellets. He then
slept soundly. In the morning it
was discovered that he had gulped
down three of his wife's shirt-waist
The German government will
send a large squadron to Kiao-Chan,
China. The action by the German
government is taken to indicate that
the land occupied by a German force
will be held for the present at any
rate. Five German warships will
sail for Asiatic waters on December
10th, under control of Prince Henry,
brother of the emperor. ,
John G. Brady, governor of
Alaska, is on his way to Washing
ton to attend the coming session of
congress for the purpose of urging
reforms in the government of
Alaska. "We want," says the gov
ernor, "an extension of the . land
laws, the status of the natives de
clared, the regulation of the fish in
dustry, the right of appeal, and laws
for the preservation of game. The
smuggling evil should also be dealt
with by the commission. Last year
21,000 gallons of Canadian whisky
were smuggled into Alaska."
An American geography printed
in 1812 contains this interesting in
formation; "California is a wild
and almost unknown land, covered
throughout the year by dense fogs,
as damp as they are unhealthy.
On the northern shore live anthro
pophagi, and in the interior are ao
tivo volcanoes and vast plains of
shiftless snow, which sometimes
shoot up ooluuitis to Inconceivable
heights," Tho book adds that some
of tlieso statements would seem in-
oreuioie were tuey not so won au
thentiouted by trustworthy travel
ers. , ,. i
ery interesting questions are
involved in a suit brought against
the Knights of the Muooahees in
Tacoma to reoover $2000 lift) in
surance on the lifo of the Into Au
gust Heiurioh. It is said . that the
refusal of the order to pity the
benefit is based on a law or ruling
of the order that any member who
commits suicide within five years
after joining the order shall forfeit
all claims which his heirs might
otherwise have hud to the life
In Franoe every poBt office is
saving bank. Any person, man
woman or child may be a depositor
Interest is paid by the government
at the rate ot per cent per annum
Qn Dncember 1 of eaoh year the
interest is added to the principal
No person can deiwsit to exceed
$300 ia any one year. When
depositor's amount has reached
$300 he is notified and can either
withdraw his money or exchange
his certificate of deposit for govern
mont bonds, which draw 3 per cent.
On December 31, lSilti, thuro wore
2,080,730 depositors in France. On
July 31, 1SD7 the number of deposit
ors had increased to 2.S25 ,220.
In buying luotliolues as in other in at-
turn. It Is economy to get flood's
Sarsaparllla because It contain mnro
medical value than any other 100 doses
Hood's Pills are the only pIIIh to tuko
with Hoods bursaparllla. (Jure all
Klondike pales in insignificance
when we read tbe following telegram
from ban Francisco : ' KubhoU h,
Dunn, a mining engineer, just re
turned from Siberia, declares that
he has beon developing mining
properties for a French syndicate
in the mountains on the head wa
ters of the Amur river. Near
that place placer miners are taking
out fortunes that make tbe Klon
dike seem poor. Out of one gulch,
not over two miles long, coarse gold
and nuggets, amounting to $10,000,-
000, were taken out in two months.
The country is no place for pros-
peotors, however, as only one com
pany can get a concession. All the
placer mines are workod by tbe gov
ernment. Mr. Dunn says that one
man from Oregon, whoso name he
cannot recall, harvested it gold crop
of $50,000 in 30 days. If the gov
ernment would permit placer min
ing by individuals there would be
no more Klondike fortunes."
ad your address to II. IS. IStickloa
St Co., Chicago, and got a free suinplo
Send your address to H. E,
box of Dr. King's New Life Pills. A
Old Boys and dirla Having Pnn.
The old soldier boys ot Medford liavu
boon having a gay time ton tho mint
lew days. Saturday evening unougli
of them, Including their wives, to
muku the number vquul to twenty,
gathered at die residence ot I1'. M.
SInwat-t to belli Mr. mid Mrs. Stewart
oulobiato their thlrty-Urst wedding
anniversary. Nuts, candles and fruit
were served und a Jolly good time wits
Monday evening following uUoul the
same -jrnwd hail planned to surprise
Mr. and Mrs. K. M. l'oe ami to say
they aiiuooeded In their pl'tiinlng Is
lust naturally oxplnlulng the whole
busiuoss. They met at Comrade llrud
bury's and from there went In a body
to the Foe residence wheru a good
time was .had until well Into the n fit lit.
Tho ooontilon being Mr, Poo's lllty
third blrlliduy a few prudent were
glvun hi m as iiiumentoos ol the day.
One of theso was a pipe und the pre
sentation speech wus prepared and de
livered by K. M. Stewart, which is
"Mr. F. M. Poo, moat nnhlo anil oainemmt
frtwiU ami eoiurmlo, permit moon UiUuooialou
and tu twhelf of ttila company to picunni yuu a
VAI.VAUI.B lUKCn Ol IUO DIH)IU 111 WIIIOH TOU
arv hi-lil by iht-iui frltmla, wtto fully aiiureolaio
your aiany goou quaiuioa an mtit'ii an uioy ouu
oetilll your mpail 0ltN. Ilwi Itita plpo Willi
oartt ami oaulloD for II nan lain many a tumor
utau. Wuunovor you iino thU vai.uaih.h prua
mtt rt-inrntbor the octalon on whtoh 11 wa
lirciii'nun! ami ttio Irlrnita proHclil on thin yuur
nuy-tliinl hlrltiiluy. Wo now wuli you many
rolurut tliUtluv ami that you may alwuya
irui'li ytiur ohii'Uona to rooti an hitih u they
OKI limlirlil. May Komi llu'k nlwtiya altoitU
f'ou unit youm niul your Vruir plla itovor grow
ttn t ilia wUh of your frlnmlM,"
Tueiidny ovunlng the sumo crowd
gathered lit the home of Mr. and Mrs.
J. W. ltiHldtm untl lilts wus a surprise,
too and It wm Mrs. Iteiltlen'H fi-il
birthday and ro(rotiuiciilH unil a good
time wore in grout iirofiiaioii. Sevorul
tokoiis o( kindly remembrance were
Among the Churches.
M. K. cmtlll'M.
ftev. T. 11. Kurd. I). !.. nrenldlng
older of the M. K. Church for tbls dis
trict, was at the prityer meeting 'I'll urn-
day evening, December 1M, and will
remain miring mo wooK, nrouehlng on
Sunday morning next, and administer
ing the communion ul close of sermon.
Quarterly confuronco Saturduy ovun
lng, ihicemuor -tin, ur. com presiuing.
r.inv. urrriNH, I'imior.
Survlces at the usual hours. I'reuuh-
Ing at 1 1 a. in. and 7:.'I0 p. m. Morning
subject, "Arming the Mind." Kven-
Ing tliomo, "Thu llulootlon of Jesus."
Good singing nt ull services: the people
welconio. AtHp. m. Kll l-lslinr will
preach at Jacksonville In the l'resby
turlan Church. The free-will offering
at tho Christian Church Thunksglvlng
was a vorv handsome one. being over
4S. The Juniors presented tho church
Ith throe chairs for tho nulnll.
Eighty people wero ruurosuuled in tho
-Watches cleaned anl warranted for
one vear for ! Frltobard. tho 'ewoler.
Suporior Job printing, Mail oflleo
ADDITIONAL CITY NEWS.
Thu two Halvatlon Army girls who
have been here (or several months past
will liolil a (urewoll meeting Hiinday
availing. They will leave here lor a new
Held Monday and thulr places will be
llllud by others from some other Klut.
L. A. Drake and family, of Tulont,
on pout to leave within a few weeks fur
Huntu Harbarrt County to visit relatives
whom they have not seen (or several
years. They will return next summer
and thulr Ii'lends are glad of that.
K, 1'. Koss hus moved (ruin I'liuenlx
to Medford to suliool his children and
lias taken rooms over A. M. Woodlurd's
feed store. Mr. ltoss Is a race horse
muii and expects to go down Into Call
torn In in the spring,
W. if. HUiwart on Tuesday ship
lied tho lust o( live eui'louds of green
fruit whloli lie gathered up In the
smaller orchards o( thu valley. These
shipments have beun made to vurluus
Kvangollsl K. A. ltoss, who held
meetings In Medford two year ago, Is
now holding anrvloos In (Irunls 1'oss.
The probabilities uro that he will not
hold uioellugs here this winter.
ltov. M. A. Williams, tho pioneer
nreauher o( the Koguo river valley,
lias boon very 111 si nee Saturday, and
as wo go to press word comes thut ho
cannot possibly lust long.
The Coetl saloon fixtures wore
shipped to Albany this week. There
were fully u hull a carload of them ami
were shipped to tho Alhuny llrewing
Company, a creditor.
I'. M. Stewart hus taken a position
with Tub Man. us bookkeeper and so
licitor, lie is uutliorlxed to muku con
tracts umt collect accounts (or thlspuer.
Mrs. T. (1, Hpanglnr, who was
uperaUul upon limt wiek for the re
moval of nn ovarian cuueer. was re-
, ported very low at noon yeslorduy.
If you wnut a hoiso or uow to gel
(at let thu uuluial stund out all duv lit
cold ruin and wind. If that don't do It,
leuvo It out all night.
Oulburt Terrlll Is figuring on buy
ing up suvorul carloads of emtio near
Oakland, Uregou, und shipping them
10 Sun Krauclnco.
J. C. Sluglo ennm up from Grants
I'uss lust wtHtk and will winter a oouplo
of speed horses at the Medford fair
K rounds .
Joe Hlionc, tho contractor, Is build
ing an lHx'JO (out addition to John Mor
ris' resldunco on Kouth U street this
K. V. Medynskt and family have
movod into thu Mrs. H. M. West resl
dunco, on North II struct.
Weeks it Orr uro loading eight
carload o( apples (or shipment to
Ituv. IHImb will lecture at the opera
house tonight upon "Christian (-Social-ism."
The Klre Company of Jacksonville
will give u maiuiue bull on New Year's
There Is Ui bo a turkey shoot at
Jaaksonvlllo about Christmas time.
trial will convince you of their merits
Theso pills are easy In action and are
particularly effective in tho cure of
constipation and sick hoadacho. For
malaria and liver troubles they have
bean provod Invaluable. They, aro
guaranteed to be perfectly (roe from
every deleterious substance and to be
Surely vegetable. Tboy do not weakoa
y their action, bat by giving tone to
stomach and bowels greatly invigorate
the system, itogular size zc. per box.
Sold by Cbos. Strang, druggist.
O. A. R. Boys Attention.
Chester A. Arthur post has cbangod
Its time of meeting from 2 p. m. to 7:30
p. m. second and fourth Saturdays.
Election of officers occurs second Sat
urday in December. Alt comrades re
quested to be present.
t,u r iaiiEK, Adjutant.
Advertised Letter List.
Following Is a list of letters remaining i
called for In tbe Medford poatontce on Pi
Reynolds T U
MoDonoaffh, Mrs Pearl York
A charge of one cent will be made unon de
livery of eaoh of tho above letters.
Persons calling for any of the abovo ' letters
will please say " Advertised."
m. ruHiiin. rosimanior.
Tho Commercial Hotel . Tbo furniture
is (or sale chcuo. Parties wishing to
engage in the hotel business can socure
a bargain by calling on J. vV. Murks
berry or Dr. J. W. Odgcrs.
Notice of Co-Partnershlp.
We, the undersigned, have this day
rmed a partnership, to do
blacksmith business under
formed a partnors
to do a genorul
indor tho firm
name of Wilson & Huneakcr.
, J. R. WlLHOV.
Medford, Ore., Nov, 17, 1897.
a n 1 1 . iti i . ..in nn.
omaii 'Llh ottio I'm, UUD, I'm, uv
Witt's Little Early Rleors cure bilious
ness, constipation, sick headache,
Strang, tho druggist, Medford; Dr. J.
tiinKie, uontrul r-oint.
The following aro the prices paid by
our merchants this week for farm pro
duce. Tbls llBt will be changed eaoh
week as tho prices change:
Flour. . .' ..J2.20 per 100 lbs
Barlov , SI.25 " " "
Mill Peed....' 1.00 " " "
Potatoes.............. i...B0o " " "
Eggs, .' ,25 nor doz
Butter, Wi por lb
Beans, dry, ,, ...021 " lb
Bacon 08 " lb
Hams,......,....,. 11 " lb
Shoulders 08 " lb
Lard, 07 " lb
Legal blanks at Tub MAir, ofllce.
Wanted, a Wife:
To urgo her IhihIiiiikI to call at our store and see
our fine assortinont of Cutlery, which we' have just
received. We now have the best lino of Table and
Packet Outlory, Carving Hots, Silverware, Shears,
etc., over shown in Medford... Don't delay, but
come at once and get first choice, as these goods
will not remain in our care long.,..
BOYDEN & NICHOLSON,
THE HARDWARE JVIEfl...
M IJBK f VVa
at our expense
If you're not pleated
aassa, aa. a sjasasss JfV
Yours for Business
Think bocauso we are not
talking loud that wo havo no
goods to sell just come In
and seo If we don't treat you
white, and give you 100 cents' ff
In value for ovory dollar you W
Davis & Gilkey
4 rpTjp mtiorn ra - P
Alll'i AJJUX KJ
Any "wind jammer," ovon If ho don't know ootton (rom
wool, or silk (rom linen, oun wrlto naming advertise
ments claiming to "undorbuy nnd undorsoll" oyory houHO
in town. That's "doad oasy;" all it roquiros is a good
pencil, plonty of wind, and good big profits to pay tho
enormous bills for advertising. But ,, .. ,
. tub Test for tue Buyer is Cfltnparlson
Wo ask you to comparo onr prices on Clothing, and If
we are not tho lowost In prluos (or equal or bettor quail- '
tioH wo don't ask you to buy of us; but look boforo you
buy. Wo know wo can ploaso you und satisfy you Unit
It will pay you to.loavo your money with us
W, H; Meeker & Co.,