Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About The Medford mail. (Medford, Or.) 1893-1909 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 13, 1899)
THE 1IEDF0RD MAIL
Published Kren mdy Moraiaf.
A. S. BUTON.
VAN WAS BORN TO HUSTLE
11 is Ol tew dJi but O.U1M ft plMlJ,
SUBSCRIPTION fi.go PER YEAR;
BaltnvA In the Poatotbcx it Modtont, Oregon
as BMOBddiu Mall Matter.
Mkdpord, Friday, Jan, 13, 1889,
THIS PAPER 8"iSttS
lutelDi Ageuoy, m Mia w MerenuM m
un Bn mnoliwo, Cslltorals, wheraeoa
Itmu tor sarcrtlaing ou be made for ik
Our Clubbing Lut.
TBI Hail and Weekly S. P. Call 12 25
" 11 Examiner 2 36
" Chronlole 8 35
Oregonlaa 8 60
" Cosmopolitan .... 8 10
" . Weekly Clnoln-
nail Enquirer, - - 1 76
Spaniards in Cuba now want to
be Cubans. Things have changed,
and the "ever-faithful isle" will try
to be faithful to herself.
In the North Dakota legislature
a bill has been presented requiring
examination of applicants for mar
riage license by a board of medical
"Persuasion first, power after'
wards, is the Philippine program.
And it is the only one commended
oth by humanity and by common
It is said Cornelius Vanderbilt
receives on an average as many
as. 300 letters daily. He is not
bragging about it. There are quack
doctors with confidential secrets to
ell who get as many. .
The divorce mills of North Da
kota will not grind so large a griet
hereafter. A bill has been passed
by the legislative body ot that state
requiring applicants for divorce to
have been residents bf the state not
lees than one year.
A Willamette valley newspaper
advertises that a musician has a few
"vacant" hours on certain days dur
ing which he can give instructions,
Now if that musician can find a
"leisure" room some place he can
probably do business during his
Gen. Wheeler says the argu
meats againBt expansion are very
similar to those made when we an
nexed Louisiana, and again when
Florida was annexed, and again
when we annexed Texas. These
were repeated when we sought to
annex Hawaii." It is the general's
pinion that the expansion of the
present is as wise - as that of the
A Russian engineer has invented
a plan for practically doing away
with friction. A little of hia salve,
or whatever it is, would seem to be
greatly in demand just now as be
tween the Americans and Filipinos.
San Francisco Bulletin.
If a carload of this anti-friction
salve could be dumped off at the
California state capital it might
prove gratifying to the newspaper
reading people of that state.
, It is a noticeable fact that pretty
nearly every howl that is made in
, congress against expansion is made
"by the representatives from extreme
eastern states. They can see no
direct benefit accruing to their Indi
vidual states hence they are just
narrow enough to presume that all
things are radioally wrong that do
not directly benefit the diminutive
territory' which they represent.
The Oregonian very deservedly
Bays this of ex-Governor. Lord:
"Oregon has had no executive of
higher oapacity than Wm. P. Lord.
He brought to the office a clean
record and high purpose; he quit
the office with the credit that be
longs to one who has done hia duty.
To great firmness of character he
has added a comprehensive knowl
edge of the business and jurispru
dence of the state."
the views of every honest thinking
taxpayer of Oregon the political
boasters and bunco-steerers don't
want it, but the people do henoe
Governor fleer will be the peoples
governor. He has laid the first
stone in his economical pavement
by suggesting that the present leg'
islative body proceed to do all their
necessary legislating in thirty days
instead of forty- thereby saving the
tate I1C00 per day for ten days,
The Ashland Tidings' bill for
printing the delinquent tax list for
Jackson County was $121.60. Had
the list been printed in Tm Mail,
the offioial newspaper of the county
it would have oost not to exceed
$45. The Mail haa repeatedly said
that it wanted to see Jaoksoa County
out of debt and that it wua willing
to help the taxpayers do this. The
Tidings haa made like assertions
but the faot that it hornswaggled
Sheriff Orme into publishing the
list in its columns proves that the
assertions were not made in Rood
faith. Sheriff Orme is not to be
censured one iota in this matter.
It is true he gave this particular
printing to the Tidings; it is true
also that he did not know that the
tax list was inoluded in the offioial
printing contract, which contract
then existed and Btill exists be
tween The Mail and Jackson
County; it is further true that the
Tidings did know where the tax
list, according to contract, should
have been printed.
President McKinlky's proclama
tion to the Filipinos was another of
those oarefully worded, thoughtful
masterpieces which is characteristic
of our very able . chief executive.
After citing the destruction of the
Spanish fleet in Manila harbor, the
success of American arms and the
signature of the treaty of peace, and
mentioning the fact of the United
states acquinng sovereignty over
the entire Philippine group, the
president continues :
"We come, not as invaders
or conquerors, but as friends,
- to protect the natives in their
. homes, employments and per
sonal and religious rights.
"All persons who co-operate
with the government of the
United States will receive the
rewards of its protection.
"All others will be brought
within the lawful rule we have
assumed with firmness. Mu
nicipal laws of the territory are
to be considered as continuing
in force and will be adminis
tered by the ordinary tribunals
as far as possible. Operations
of the civil and municipal gov
ernment will be performed by
such officers as accept the su
premacy of the United States
by taking an oath of allegiance,
or by officers chosen as far as
practicable from the inhabit
ants of the island."
Too Oregon legislative bod;
semblod at Kaleai on Monday ol this
week. Upon tho tame day the uow
state officers took the oath ot offloo aud
ware duly onslallod, oxoopt Governor
Ueer, who was Inaugurated on Tuesday
Provident Taylor called tho members
ot the senate to order at 10 o'olook aud
owing to the absence of several mem'
bore an adjournment was taken until
In the house nearly all niomberi ot
the house wore present when Speaker
Carter oalled that body to order.
Moody, of Multnomah, moved that
in order to remove any question aa to
the legality ot the action of the special
session, a speaker be elsoted, and he
Dominated Speaker Carter, who was
A resolution was passed ratifying the
resolution of the speolal session that
certain offloers and employe of the
speolal session bo oontlnued in office
for the regular session.
Bon. S. Worsley, of Clatsop County.
was the ohotoe of the caucus, and, on
the house reconvening, was cleatod
A resolution was passed for a joint
committee to examine the books of the
The bill to confine the employmont
ofolerkeof both houses to forty-eight
passed the house and was referred to
the committee on eduoation In tho
Some of the hot fights at this session
will be over:
The Portland pilotage bill.
The school laws revision olll.
Tbe state fair bill.
The normal sohool bills.
The sugar bounty bill.
The sheriff salaries bill.
Ii Governor Geer will follow
closely in the trail his inaugural
message blazed out, he will prove
himself a governor for aix, the peo
ple. He has said in his message
that he is in favor of an economical
government. That is in line with
Road Supervisors for '99.
Tbe following gentlemen have been
appointed road supervisors for Jackson
uounty lor tbe year lsaa:
District No 1 Jack True.
" S Joshua Patterson.
" 4 A Andrews.
" 5-1 J Pruttt.
" 8 J as 1 FredeDbnrg-.
" 7 Pred Tlce.
" S Geo Hoffman.
" ft T Blackwood. -
-" 10 Ed Farra.
" 11-C E White.
" 12 Geo Lynch
JS-G F Hohmldtleln. .
" H-K B Gall.
' 15 L A Robertson.
" 10 John Ashpolp.
" 17 lohn Obenchaln.
" 18 Arthur Nichols. "
" 20 Chas Hamilton.
" 21 E W Calkins.
" ; 23 Chas Pursell. '
' , 23 Chas Crump. .
." 24 A B SaltmarSh.
" 86 Gus Nlobols. -
" 28 ThoB Bailey.
" 27 Chas Owens.
" 28-M H Scott.
" 2 J H Tyler.
" 30 Cat Owens.
" 81 Wm Mayfleld.
32 Thofl F MoAndrewB.
' 33 D H Jackson.
" 34-W H Penlnger.
" ' 36 Herman Myer.
.." 3S John Bnffle. '
. " 81P-A M Wilson. , .
Now that alcohol has been tabooed
In the army and navy of some of the
leading nations of the world, the ques
tion has arisen what is the best drink
with which the soldier can quench
his thirst? Many distinguished Indian
commanders have testified in favor of
tea as a thirst-allayer when on a long
march In equatorial lands. The men
under the leadership of Sir Herbert
Kitchener during the recent , cam
paign in the Soudan, who were allowed
no alcoholic stimulants whatever, per
formed their long journey through the
desert on cold tea, and fought splendid
ly at the end of it. Tiger hunters in
India, who are often subjected to in
tense heat in the thick jungles, in
variably use cold tea as a drink. It is
now proposed that our army in Cuba
should be allowed to follow the exam
ple ti their British brethren in arms
in India and Egypt, and fill their can
teens with tea instead of water.
Governor Geer was inaugurated
Tuesday with the acoustomed cere
mony. The governor's message was
delivered In his accustomed oloar and
distinct voice and It was received with
Some of the prinoipal points whioh
the governor dwelled upon aud empha
sized in his message are here given:
- That the present session of tbe legis
lature only last thirty days, thereby
saving 11000 per day for ten days.
That the tax levy for 1809 Is greatly
increased owing to $200,000 unexpected
appropriations of tbe extra session.
That the State Stove Works be man
aged by private parties.
That the Reform school expense has
been greatly decreased during the past
two years, and the superintendent re
ports that a further decrease may be
made in the cost of maintenance dur
ing the ensuing two years.
That the wooden building now oc
cupied by the farmer at the Reform
school be converted into a girls' re
The soldiers' home board ought to he
abolished. The executive should ap
point the commandant, upon whom
would devolve tbe duty und responsi
bility of the management of tho affairs
ot tbe Institution, subject to supervi
sion by the governor, who would muke
regular Inspections, through some
member of his staff, thoroughly quali
fied for duty.
Favors the normal schools, unlvorsity
ana agricultural college.
ah ruau taxes snouiu oe paid in
money, and the present system of work
ing out road taxes at extravagant wages
under supervisors, often selected with
out reference to tbelr qualifications,
Consolidation of the deafmute and
A registry law.
Limit appeals in the supreme court
Abolish state salary of district at
Two-third or three-fourth of a jury
to give a verdict in civil cases.
A commission to revise criminal laws.
I county cnool Notes.
I By Supt. Q, A, Qregory.
We hoar that the Ovid Hill sohool
has Doen amiuled with the muaslus,
Whooping cough, measles, ulu., ough
10 oouia 111 vne summer vacation.
Dlstrlot No. M Is enjoying a winter
term 01 sohool lu ubargu of Oloua Hoi
laa. Miss Uoltan seuma to be In du'
maud scarcely closing 0110 sohool be
ioro sue is wautou ui uuuiuor.
District 14 has ordered forly-nvo
voluinos for tholr school library. Tboro
is uot a Door volume In the lut and n
predict muuh good to the dlstrlot as a
result oi tins sensible movement
Dlstrlot No. 7, Noll district, is soon
hi uaru an ooHirtaiumont lor Horary
purposes, xuui uisiriot uas too ro
utatlou of doing well, whatever
undertaken, se we eipeot to hoar ol
goou results ram tbls effort.
Jacksonville sohool resumed work
last week, Wednesday, with an eu
oouraging attendance. Under the dl
ruction ol Pro!. Uorton an effort Is bu
Ing made to arouse Interest In muvlo.
Tbls is right and he will suooeed,
husio should be tautrbt In over school
Other thlugs being equal teachers who
can qo tois snouiu ne employed
In many districts In theoountv there
Is uo dictionary. This serious dufuut
should bo remedied iu every oase at
the beginning ol next sohool term.
Nothing but tbe Webster's Interna.
tlonal should bo procured for any of tho
country uisiriois, luo reprints ot
wobbler's old edltlou Is not irood and
should not be used. Any dealer will
procure the latest, or theoountv suuer-
tutundont will do so at the lowest rato
There are more than uftv toaohera
in me county who will not bo ougaged
in toaolilng until spring tonus ouuu.
What shall bo done with the I
lug three months? Tbe wise teaubor
wno oxpeots to oontinuo In thu work
will spend a part ol thu time in dt vUun.
ikk wuru vcnuiiiug puwur. xnis may
be done bv ruadinv uood school Inumnla
auu uunas on iuo suojcois to oe taught;
but the really progressive teacher can
and will do more. Good reading out
stdo tho lines required should be done.
IjOI every teaotier ureoaro toorlve short
talks to pupils on Interesting and prollt
able subjects. Decide that Villi will
give not less than ten of those during
tun ran term, men maxo toe Dropara
tion at once to fulfill vonr d.inUion
Every teacher should Buend at leant
one day better a week In visiting the
different grades of one or more of graded
schools and carofully observing and
noting down those features which may
be ol use In future work. Anv viaitlno-
teacher would receive a hearty welcome
from every teacher in thu irriiil.,,1
The following program for the local
Institute at Central Pnlnt (Mm
Saturday, Is ful1 of good topics and' '
suohiu attract tne attention and soeure
tbe presence of every teacher within
reach. Prof. Barnard extends a cor
dial Invitation to all sohool boards In
tbe vicinity and hopes that many will
attend all or at least a Dart of thu
sion. Session begins at 9 o'clock.
Toaohors be p -ompt:
Introductory Phvsloloirv" Ruin HiMh.m
Leader In discussion Mrs. A. J. Ilanby
The Hesitation'1 Ullnn ii..vu..i.
Leader In discussion Roberta
noewnMi nieroisesin inv Public Bchool"... I
ocerles . .
$ That word nioitns tv heup to ovory housewife.
X means a heap more wlion tho Krocoriop are known
$ to bo fresh and Hrst-olnBS. Wiiun your wife telle-
you to got grooorios at David', you better not run
2 chances on bu.yinir them olHOwhoro. When she
9 slit't u,,t, I n 1....I ll.il . V
m win v oiiy irnoiu hj iu, VUll 1IIIU UUHOI UHO It 11U10 al
i ...i . -...I 1.- 1 ii, w
jg ui jrvui uiiii jUUUiuub UI1U lilllrvtJ BUru'UU 10 l lgllt. J
IHifIir. ?)olivor8 goods freo. Trades grooor-fi
II lli VI W i8 fr furm produoo, vegetables and m
llyUTIO poultry. . Medford. flreeon. " m
IF YOU CAN IN
I have thu largest assortment of plies
that ever oamo to Modford. Uigur oases
and match boxos. Opp, Hotel Nash.
On Postokfice, Medkord
Leader In dlsousalon
.N. A. Jacobs
P. 11. Corum
"8olenco In tha Public Hahonl" A 1 ITnK
Leader In discussion J. u. Horton
"Advanced Reading" NoraHydow
Leader In discussion p. h. Osiw
nctnoos in Language -Intermediate aud I'rl
Dtrv OradM" if-mm r.nlM.n
Loader la dL'russton . Aim. n....nHi.
"M uslo in fubllc Hchoola".. . . u. A. Gregory
The oldler nor at Home.
When the soldier boy, still in camn.
came home on a two-dava' fiirlnnoh
his blithe sister scared up a tin plate
tuuicwuere, wnicn sne set at his place
at the table with a tin cup beside it.
8he wanted to have it look natural.
she said. And the soldier boy laughed,
and said the plate was all riirht. hnf. Via
didn't want to drink out of a tin eup.
The basis of this feeling could not even
be guessed by the boy's father, who
had himself in other days carried a tin
cup tied to a haversack; but he didn't
ask about it, nor did anybody else,
They gave the boy a china cup, as
they would have given him anvthlnc
else they had for the mere asklnir.
And before the food was brought the
blithe sister removed the tin nlote
and substituted for it the best china
plate that the house contained. And
then they fed him on the fatted calf.
They'll bring out all the crockery and
kill the whole menagerie when the boy
comes home. N. Y. Sun.
Causes more aches and pains than any
other disease. It is due to acid in the
blood, and Is cured by Hood's Sarsa-
pariua wnicn neutralizes tnis aoici.
Hood's Pills cure biliousness. Mailed
for 26 cents by O. I. Hood A Co,, Lowell,
The State Tax Levy.
The state tax ljvy for 18K9 will bo
i-iu muiB against ,it mil b for 1R0H
Tbls decision was reached by the gov.
ernor, secretary of stato and slato
treasurer at a meeting hold in Salom,
Thursday, when thoy inspected the
summaries of assessment rolls of all tho
counties in tbe state, whlob thoy
obtained at tho secretary of state's of
fice. The amount expected to be raised
is about $750,000. The increasn In thin
year's levy over that of last yoar is duo
to unexpected Items In tho genoral ap
propriation bill passed ut tho special
session of tbe legislature, including
41.000 for the legislature, of 1807.
which did not orgauizo; :)3,000 for tbe
purchase of tbe branch asylum site at
Union; $25,000 for tbe roplacing of the
burned buildings of the stuto agri
cultural college at Corvallls, and f 15,
000 for the expenses of the Oregon com
mission at the Omaha exposition.
The total taxable property of the
counties of the first judicial district is
as follows: Jackson, W, 476,621; Jose
phine, 1,141,880; Klamath, !,620,124j
Among the Churches.
Divine services will be held in St.
Marks Church on 8unday evening, Jan.
IStb. A cordial invitation to all.
m. k. church, south.
Second ouarterlv confnrnnnA np-rt
Saturday at 2:30 p. m. Services at 7:30
p. m. and tbe usual services on Sunday,
S WILSON, Pastor.
MBTHODIST CnUKCII. .
The servlaoa at the M. F.. nimrnh
for m xt Sunday are as follows: Preach
ing at 11 o'olock a, m. and 7 n. m. The
pastor will not be absent from his pul
pit as was announced last Bundav. All
are cordially invited to attend our ser
vices, h. n. rounds, Pastor.
PKESIIYTKR1AN OHUKCH. '
The Buhiect of the mnrninar mrmnn
will be "Sin Its Mature, Origin, Effect
and-Consequences." Tho evening ser
mon will be the second in a course of
sermons on "O. T. Typos of Character."
The special revival meetings in prog
ress this week will continue over next
Sunday. No service Saturday evAninc
Tha steadily growing audiences, and
tne excellent attention given to the
sermons Indicates that Elder Mnfiiil-
lough's preaohlng is interesting the
people, and will not be In vain. A
cordial invitation is extended to all to
attend these services.
O. J. Gist.
Tha w BuJl lu M wltS,
uwtTmkwasm: ask .
"yjg HAVE STRUCK .. jj
A happy medium in the price of till arti- t :
cles in our lino, and can furniHii vmi ? ?
...A SINE or A RANGE... j
" Cheaper than you ever purchiiHed one bo- 1 Z
fore. We also have in stock ItoitBtorH,
Bakers, Pie Plates, Moat Cutters, ltais- jj
in Seeders and Nutmeg Graters in an l
" endless variety. Call and see
The Hardware Men Boyden Si Nicholson
NASH LIVERY and FEED STABLES.
PERRY & FOSTER, Proprietors.
Having lately purchased thoso stablos we aro prepared to furnish
First-Glass Rigs anil Teams at Reasonafiie Bates.
Boarders and transient will roctuvo careful attontlon
rigs a specialty.
FRONT STREET -
.. FULL STOCK
For Comfort and Durability Thoy Cannot be Equalled,
Every Pair Fully Warranted f
Also sovoral lines of extra-well made Boys' and Children' 1
School Shoes. , XI
Tayler The Foot Fitter. U
l(. nn met
First-class Ries Fast Horses Caremi Drirers
UNION LIVERY STABLES
De ROBOAM ft ORSER, Props.
Cor. Seventh and B Sta. fledford, Ore.
Special Attention to Commercial Hen Bgl
The torpedo boat Davis reaohod Mars
island last weok from Portland. It
took her two wooks to make the trip
owing to rough weather,
A wall of a building being erected at
Visalia fell recently burying Ave work
men. One, Harry Hughes, was killed
and tho othors soriously injured.
Continnod shipments of dried frail
are being made from Bulsun to Ham.
burg, Germany, This year's shipments
are far in oxoess of previous years, show
ing the demand for California produoti
is on te Increase in fereicn jmarkst.
In Tna Mail's wood yard thoro is
still room for a fow more tiers of good
stove wood. Subsorlbors, new or old,
wishing to fix thomsolvos on our booke
for any length of time can do so by
bringing in wood.
flurn all ll.TTT. ' ... r
Curo all llror llln,' bilious,
hens, hesdaohe. sour nttm.
aoh, Indigestion, conitln.
Hon. Thtf ut aullr, with.
tL. oni. iSVir; r'a,""rortiiu. lima
ins eitfj nut to tax with uoe4'i DsnspsrlUa,