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THE MEDFORD MAIL
Published Ever Friday Morning.
A. 5. BLITUN.
VAN W8 BORN TO HUSTLE.
Ha la ot tew dayai but quite pltulj.
SUBSCRIPTION ll.go PER YEAR,
Entered In the Postoltioe at Modtord, Oregon
as Second-Class Mail Matter.
Medfvrd, Friday, Jan. 27, 1899.
THIS PAPER nstftt
fertisiDg Agency, w ana w on:niiiB
change, San Francisco, California, where coa
traoia (or advertising oan be made Tor it..
Our Clubbing List.
The Mail and Weekly S. P. Call 12 25
" " " Examiner 2 35
" " Chronicle 2 35
" " OreRonian 2 00
" " Cosmopolitan ... 2 00
" Weekly Cincin
nati Enquirer, - 1
"Gov. Ghkr a 'Inaugural' was
the moat sentimental state paper
delivered in a quarter of a century,
but it touched the people at the
right spot." Salem Capital.
The Oregonian's special New
Yeara edition was a thing of beauty
from first to last page. There wasn'
a line in it that wasn't good, neither
was there a cut that was not first
class and there was a profusion of
these latter. Three editions were
reauired to be printed to fill the
A bill has been introduced in
the Oregon legislature providing
that the asgeeBor of Jackson County
shall receive an annual salary of
11800. There is nothing radically
rong about such a bill in fact it
is about the correct figure for the
services rendered. It will do away,
if passed, with all friction in regard
to payment of deputies by the county
court. The cost of assessing the
county has haen, within the last
few years, as low as $1500 and as
high as $2000. It can be seen by
this that $1800 is a reasonable fig
ure and the bill ought to pass.
The Oregonian's correspondent
at the state capital is just naturally
all right. He seemB to be thor
oughly conversant with the multiple
of political Bchemes (he calls them
grafts) which are being foBtered by
zealous workers in the interests, it
is presumed, of clients who have
long sacks. Speaking of grafts, the
correspondent has not as yet touched
upon the scheme to unload a job
lot of normal schools onto the state,
which would macadamize a pretty
good trail to the state treasury
and the profit would be, it is gen
erally conceded, directly to the
purses of individuals who have
white elephants on their hands with
pasturage growing scarce. ,
. A good bit of controversy is just
now being had in California regard
ing taxation of churches and church
property. The Santa Rosa Repub
lican says quite correctly of the is
sue as follows:
"Churches are built and main
tained for the general good. The
donations of the rich and the poor
alike go into them. They are a
necessity of our time, and it is not
fair nor wise to place unnecessary
bardens upon them. The money
that goes into them passes beyond
the control of the donors. It be
comes a permanent investment for
the general welfare of the commun
ity and the state. Why tax it?"
Places of worship ought not to be
taxed, but when church organiza
tions acquire property outside their
places ot worship, these as a matter
of equity should be taxed, because
of the fact that this outside property
is in nearly every instance a rent
The Jacksonville Times intimates
that the Tidings' bill of $121 for
printing the delinquent tax list was
bout half less than it ought to have
been. The Times should have said
about half what it would like, to
have gotten for printing the same
list.' It is quite essential that the
delinquent tax list each year be
placed where it will be printed the
cheapest and in a newspaper of gen
eral circulation. It does not nec
essarily follow that because a poor
devil is unable to pay his taxes that
an unscrupulous newspaper should
molr.e the burden 'fcefevie'r by twist
ing the sofew a few turns tighter
simply because that the taxpayer ir
on the under side. A man who would
take advantase of an unfortunate
fellowman in that manner is devoid
of every principal of manhood and
deserves to have an almost always
indulgent Providence turn a cold
shoulder to him as has beeu ' the
case with the Times man. A man
may prosper in his oinch games for a
few years but eventually the ill got
ten gains vanish and the gatherer of
these finds himself stranded on
reef and raging breakers of public
sentiment seethe and foam qlxnit
him and nothing save hisses go to
him from the mouths of those
whom be may have cinched and
fleeced and not a friend to succor
his weather-beaten pirate craft to a
safe anchorage. With an apology
for changing the subject The Mail
wants to say that it has been inti
mated, not by the Tinies, that it is
possible) to sq shift "patent medi
cine ads" as to put them in correot
position "next to and first follow
ing pure reading matter," and print
a few copies enough to supply the
demand of the medicine house, and
then make another shift.
Writing of the recent trouble in
war circles between General Miles
and Commissary-General Eagan
over the insult given Miles by
Eagan, the Oregonian says editori
ally: "The decision of the president to
Eagan was to be expected, and will
be heartily approved both by the
army and the people. The presi
dent, as commander-in-chief of the
army, is by virtue of his great office
the ultimute guardian of its disci
pline and honor, and he could not
omit to order a court for the trial of
General Eagan without being ut
terly false to that high and delicate
trust. Last year when Captain
Loverine, of the Fourth United
States Infantry, UBed undue per
sonal violence in his treatment of a
refractory private soldier, the presi
dent ordered a court of inquiry, and
on the report ot that court ordered
tne trial of Captain Covering. I he-
president did this in face of the fact
that the conduct of Captain Lover
ine was approved by his com
mander,- Colonel Hall, who took no
steps to investigate the action of
Lovering, the report of whose con
duct did 'not reach the president
through Colonel Hall, but through
the public press of Chicago. If the
president felt jealous of the honor
of the army in thiB matter of the
treatment of a private soldier, he
could not consistently ignore such
a ehameful breach of discipline as
the filthy, obscene abuse of General
Miles injected by Eagan into bib
so-called testimony before the army
commission of investigation.
"General Miles testified that the
beef furnished the army was unfit
for use, and in answer to the ques
tion as to who was responsible for
the issue of such food, replied, 'Ask
the commiBsary-general.' This was
the sole provocation for the out
rageous invectives and foul epithets
applied by General Eagan to Gen
eral Miles. The onlv proper reply
on the part of Eagan was to prove
that no such beet as that described
bv General Miles was issued, or
that, if issued, be was not knowing
to or responsible for its condition.
Instead of making a legitimate
reply, he made a dogmatic denial
of the truth of General Miles' state
ment, and then proceeded to de
nounce General Miles as a liar in
language so utterly indecent that
its onlv explanation is that General
Eagan is either a drunken fool or a
low-bred boor and blackguard."
Doings of the Circuit Court.
A J Hamlin vb Rosanna Wilson etal;
imurrer stricken from files and Kate
Lemberger appointed rrferee to take
testimony and report at April term of
Conrad Mingus vs Harry L Oliver et
al ; confirmation of sale; confirmed.
Almlra Whetstone vb A .1 Stevens;
suit in equity to foreclose a inortiraee:
judgment for plaintiff for $10.09.65,
$65.88 attorney's feeB, and property or
dered sold .
Anna Bell Hamilton vs Alexander
Hamilton; divorce; decree granted. -.
State vs ThoB Crosby et al; Indict
ment for defacing a building: Crosby
entered a plea of guilty and was fined
$10 and costs.
Chas H Harwood vs E G Borden. M
D Howell et al: suit to foreclose me
chanic's lien; demurrer to complaint
Board of Commissioners vs Wallace
Bishop et al; T T Ueer, governor,
Frank I Dunbar, 8' cretary, and Chas
Moore, treasurer, substituted as plain
J P White, administrator of Horn
estate, vs J M Childers et al; order for
sheriff to make deed.
Edgar E Minor vb John D Loucks:
demurrer taken under advisement.
J. W Murksborrv vb the Gold Hill
Quartz Co; motion to dismiss appeal
from Justice court; the court sustains
the motion and orders, the appeal, de
John GrieVe Vs Jackson Countv. de
murrer overruled and plaintiff given
ten days in which to plead. .
The following are among tho more
important bills Introduced in the IvglB'
lature since our lust issue. When blllt.
have passed and V'coruo laws TnK
MAIL will print a synopsis ot eauh:
To protect the silver gray squirrel
Sherwiu, of Jackson County, to pro
mote the sugar beut Industry iu tho
To regulate tho practice of horse
Stewart, of Jackson Comity, for tho
protection of deer.
To prevent the production aud sale of
unwholesome foods and medicines and
to regulate sales of adulterated foods,
drinks and medicines.
To regulate tho driving of fishtrap
spiles in the waters of the stale.
To encourage,lhe use of wide tires on
Requiring a publlo record of the
numes and amounts duo unknown de
pus I tors of banks and to provide for the
disposition of uuclalined deposits,
To prevent persons from running
push cars, velocipedes, huud curs, or
other wheeled contrivances upon any
railroad track, and to provide for the
punishment of the same.
Helming to changing county seats.
Relative to the publication ot the pro
ceediugs of county court.
To tax mortguges.
Relating to the Ashland schools.
Fixing the legal rate of interest on
Myers introduced a joint memorial
to congress, urging the early construc
tion of the Nicaragua canal and its ex
elusive ownership and control by this
The senate adopted house journal
memorial providing for olectlou of
United States senators by the people,
Daly, of Benton, and Mitchell voting
Mr. Flagg thought the ink stands,
muscilage bottles, waBte baskets, etc.,
furnished to the members are the prop
erty of the state and should not be ap
prised to private use.
By Sherwln, of Jackson, placing of
fice of assessor of Jackson County on an
annual salary of $1800.
To incorporate Gold Hill. This will
enable the town to issue $2500 water
To dispense with duplicate tax rolls
tor secretary of state.
The members of the ways and means
committee are of the opinion that bet
ter returns seould be received from the
$500 appropriated at every session of
the legislature for the photographing
of prisoners at the penitentiary, and in
the future will make this amount cover
the cost of providing tbecbief of police
of Portland with duplicate photos of
To the Public.
We are authorized to guarantee every
bottle of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
and if not satisfactory to refund the,
money to the purchaser. There is no
better medicine made for la grippe,
colds and whooping cough. Price, 25
and 60c per bottle. Try it. Chas.
Strang, druggist, Medford; Dr. J.
Hinkle, Central Point.
Among the Churches.
The Rev. F. G. Strange will exohange
with the pastor in charge on Sunday,
January 29th, instead of last Sabbath
as previously announced. Ail are cor
M. E. CHURCH, SOUTH.
Preaching at M. E. Church, South,
next Sunday morning and evening. In
the evening will begin revival services
to continue for several .days. AH are
cordially invited to attend.
E. F. Wilson, pastor.
The protracted meeting at the Chris
tian Church continues with Bteadily
growing interest. Elder J. H. Mc
Collougb will preach each evening this
week, also Sunday morning and even
ing, closing his services with Sunday
evening. O. J. GIST, Pastor,
Groves' nameless Cblli Tonic Is a perfeot
malarial liver and blood purifier. RemoveB
biliousness without purging. As ploaBant aB
lemon syrup; It IB aB large as any dollar tonic
and retails for 50 cents. To gel the genuine
ask for Groves'. For sale by Strang, the drug
Advertised Letter List.
Following Is'a list of letters remaining un
called for lb the Medford poslotflce on Januury
Brooks, Geo Hanscom, D H '
LuwIchb, James Lee, Dan To
Reynolds, L L Woalua, Frantlsok
A onarge of one cent will be mode upon de
livery of each of the above lettern
Persons calling for any of the above etterp
will please say " Advertised.1'
M. Pnanm. Postmaster.
A. Slover, the drayman, get him
to do your hauling. Household goods
and heavy articles carefully and safely
bandied. Teams always bandy and
The Soldier Boys
Who had taken Hood's Sarsaparllla are
said to have stood tho long marches
much oetter than their companions.
This medicine gives strength and en
durance. Hood'6 Pills cure all liver Ills, Mailed
for 25 cents by C. I. Hood & Co., Low
Should be In every family ajaajav B B
medicine olreat .and every H3 all f-t
traveller's-StrlD.-' Thet are lBBr 1 1 &
-iYaluable when the atomach
la out of order) cure hewfcuhel bluoaanail. and
all uer troAlM. Maid u achat. aatu.
County bchool Motes, t
M. tilla Griffiths has lull the army of
peuugugs lor a iiiuu at least.
The fault-finding, Ill-tempered teacher
has missed His culling. He iul(lit bu
a success ut driving an ox tuuiu in
logging camp. Oregon Monthly.
The name of KoruSydow wasoin'ttud
from the published llstol teachers who
itltontitiu mo institute at Uunlrul I'olnl
last week, tsho wus there and thu Insti
lute was better bouausu of her help,
Teaehers, look at those blanks lo be
filled In your registers. Kvory ouo of
inem sliouiu tie properly tilled out.
Clerks of school districts should insist
ou complete aud acutiratu records from
t'houiiix sellout district has voted a
two in 111 tax, and proixwcs to make more
of their school than hurutufore. A
nuuibor of enterprising districts are
proving their faith In their school by
providing more liberally for itssui port.
Coutial i'olut. voted a live mill -tax
last Saturday wuicG will be sultiuli'iil
to complulu a full year of school, imlnt
the school house, feucu the grounds
and leave the district entirely out of
debt. That Is tho kind of enterprise
we iiko to see.
School clerks will soon he semi Ing In
reports lo the superintendent and we
wish to suggest that inuru care should
be taken lu giving some nf thu data
Some clerks heretofore Imvo fulled to
use the initlulB of names, simply saying
Mr. Smith, etc. See that till informa
tion called for on blank Is given.
Several schools uro 'preparing for
library eiiturutiuinunts In which they
are to be assisted by the county super
intendent. A graiuaplione lias been
procured and for a small expense ho
will assist aiiy school in an effort to be
gin a school library. Correspondence
on tho subject will receive prompt at
The total enrollment of Ashland
schools lor lost month was 555; average
daily attendance, Uo per cent; cates of
tardiness, 45. The grade taught by
Day Parker bad no uaso of turdiuess
during the mouth. Tho Ashland nublb
school Is the largest in her history.
Many have moved in from the surround
ing country, and others are boarding
The Neil district, south of Ashland.
has done something that will call for
the services ot the recorder in the
celestial world. Having prepared an
entertainment lo raise funds for a
library, they gave It last Friday even
ing to help toward a (und for Bonding a
blind man, who lives' in that district,
where be can procure treatment that
may restore his sight. The occasion
drew together not only the people of the
district, out several irom otnor places,
among them Misses Homes and Dodge
well Known teachers wno assisted
with the program. $45.75 was the neat
sum realized. Ooe hundred and Qlty
were present, though tho school house
is well filled with fifty. Miss It. L.
Warner, tbo teacher. Is greatly pleased
over the result and a' I who so gener
ously contributed can justly feel that
mey nave nnipea too cause o: educa
tion. Education, civilization and practi
cal philanthropy are closely associated.
During the past two weeks I'boenix,
Medford and Central Point schools
have been visited and many good fea
tures in the work noted. K. K. Smith
and Hattie Eaton seem to have the pu
pils interested in their studies. Good
order in Btudy aud careful attention In
recitations on the part of pupils was
very noticeable. Some of the pupils
are members of an elocution class Utught
by Mr. Roberts, of Talent Two days
were passed very pleasantly in the
Medford school where the teachers and
pupils were found bard at work. The
teachers In some of the grades are over
worked and under paid. This condi
tion, however; is not the wish of the
school board or patrons but tbo result
of financial difficulties which cannot be
immediately solved. It will pay the
Satrons of the school to visit freely the
liferent grades and note the work care
fully. Frequently a parent might ren
der valuable aid to teacher and child
by knowing the exact line along which
the teacher la trying to lead the child.
Heme needed Improvements have been
made about the building by the Bchool
board who realize that the best Bchool
house In the county needs occasional
attention. The Central Point school
has over 150 enrolled. If the dav spent
there was an average ono the school is
doing well. We can testify that regular
rhetorical work is not neglected in this
school as it is in many places, much to
the injury of both pupils and teachers.
The knotty problem of how to promote
a part of each grade and keep harmony
at borne and in school Is receiving some
attention from all- interested in the
Central Point school.
PBR8UANT to an oxocutlon Innuod out of
tho Circuit Court of tbe.Hiate of OroKon.
for the County of Jacknon, on tbo 10th day or
Juntiury, i8U9, upon a JutlKmunt duly ronUwred
in said court on the 92u tlay or Docomncr. IH8.
in Tuvor of Anna Fordycc, plaintiff, and aKiiltiHt
Southern Oregon Fair Association, a corpora
tion, defendant, for the Hum of two hunt! rod
eleven and 8f-IOO dollars (t'ln.Hb), with InttruHt
tnoreon at tbo rate of 10 pur cent per annum
from December 22, 1818, andcoHtn amounting to
five doll urn ($6). and the further Hum of fifty
dollars ttt)) with In to rout thereon at tbo ralu of
6 per ocnt per unburn from Doceinbcr 24, IHUfj,
attorney's fees, and whoronH, It wii ordered,
adjudged and decreed that tbo mortKiio men
tlonoa In plulntlff's complaint be forocloncd,
and the mortgaged promises described therein
be sold, to wit:
All the improvemonUt of ovory nut uro and
kind owned by the said douthorn Oregon Fair
Association, together with all buildings and
structures and fencos and stands placed on and
located on tho following described promises,
Commencing At tho nw, corner of D, l. 0.
No. 86, In township 37 south, rutigo 2 wont of
the Wlllamolto Meridian, and running thonce
south on tho west linn of said TJ. L (J. ten
obalns; tbenoo cast 12 chains and 80 Hnkri;
thence Houth 10 chains; thence east 10 chains
and 3T links; thence north '20chains to tbo north
Una of O. It, O. No. 45, In township 37 south, of
range one west of tho Willamette Meridian, and
thonco west on the north lino of the above men
tloned D. h, (3, 31 chains and 6T links to tbo
place of commencing, containing fifty acres, all
of said described properly and prom I hob bolng
situated In tho Countf of Jackson. Btnto
ncKson, ninto oi
vy upon and sell
Orcaon. I am oomnmn
mui to w
said promises aforesaid
us by law made and
Id ludirmont. Into rust.
provided to satisfy tbo snld Judgment, In to rust,
attorney's fees and emits, and also uuorjilug
costs, and I wlll'se) as tho law (11 roots, at tbo
front door of tho court houso of said state and
county, in tho Town of Jacksonville, Oregon, on
February 35, 1899
At tbo hour of 2 o'clock p. n
described In said order of sale.
Bhorlfl of Jackson County, Oregon,
Dated at Jacksonville, Oregon, Jan. 17, 1899.
That word moium a heap to every housewife, li'y
nutans it heap inoro when tho jJtrocoricK uro known
to bo fronh ami Hrst-clii8s. When your wife UiIIhm
you to got groooriua at Davis', you "bettor not rim m
cImiicoh on buying thoni' uIhowIku'g. Wlton slio m
don't say whore to go, you had bettor uhoii little
of your own judgment and make Btiro you're right,
i Maw it m m
Tor J, ox'
I have the largest assortment of pipes
that ever cnine lo Mcdfard. Ulg.tr eases
and mat'jh boxes. Opp. Hotel Nash .
A happy medium in tho prico of all arti
" ck'8 in our lino, and can furnish you
" " Cheaper than you ever purchaHod one be-
fore. We aUo have in stock Roasters,
. " " . " Bakers, Pie Plates, Meat Cutters, Kais-
in Seeders and Nutmeg Graters in an
" " endless variety. Call and bco ,
The Hardware Men Boyden & Nicholson
NASH LIVERY and FEED STABLES.
PERRY & FOSTER, Proprietors.
Having lately purchased tlicBO atahlos wo aro prepared to furnish
First-Glass Rigs mi Team at Beasoname Bates.
Boarders and transient will roccivo careful attention.
rltfB a speulalty.
and Congress Gaiters
Every Pair Fully Warranted f,!l
Also several lines of oxtra-woll made Bovs' and Children's 1
Bchool Shoos. I
Tayler, the Foot Fitter. U
UNION LIVERY STABLES
De ROBOAM & ORSER, Props.
Cor. Seventh and O Sts. - fledford, Ore.
Special Attention to Commercial Hen si !
Shone & Schermerhorn
.. .. The Second-Hand Men
Not second-hand in principle, but in the matter of goods
they have new and second-hand of all descriptions
goods free. Trades grocer- fit
farm produce, vegetables and in
IF YOU CAN IN
e s CIGARS or
Light and .. '..
.. .. Heavy Weight
Parpfnl TlritruM 5H-
UU1U1U1 IflHUlU pjj jl
. Buy, soil and oxohaneo
.anything on earth. Give
the in a call at thoir store,
I West Side, Medford, Ore