The Medford mail. (Medford, Or.) 1893-1909, October 06, 1905, Page 1, Image 1

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    OREGON Is the Best
pirt of the United'statee.
is the beat of Oregon
MEDTORD Is In tue centor of the
If you want to
Mine, Saw Lumber,
Raise Fruit,
Grow Stock
or do most anything olee you
will find your opportunity here
THE fl AIL tells about it
valley and THE MAIL the beat paper!
NO. 40.
Opinions of Some of Our
Citizens-Serious and
A California Friend : "Glad to see
the improvements made in The Mail.
. It has been a ereat faotor in building
upMedford. "
O. C. Taylor: "Yea, I'm jnst baok
from the fair. Why did I oome baok
so soon?-If you could get an. X-ray
on my pooket book, you wouldnt' be
asking fool questions like tbat. All
us fellows came baok for the same
reason.. All but Goorge Merriman.
He bad 15 cents when be reaohed
home, and so far as I oan find out
he's the only man from Southern
Oregon that brought anything borne
with him, exoept souvenirs and ex
perience." George P. Merriman: "The black
smith's association simply met and
adjourned until April, at which time
the regular annual, meeting
held from now on. The change was
made partially through my sugges
tion, on aooount of oonvenienoe to
the members of the association, and
also for the benefit of the organiza
tion. It is easier to get men inter
ested at the beginning of the s'eaBon
for work than it is at the end One
reason why we adjourned was that
everybody see the fair Port
land day. Did they have the 100,000
admissions? I. oouldn't -swear to
that, but there was over 65,000 at 2
o'olook and they kept ooming all the
time. I know one thing and that is
that there were more people in one
bunch than I ever saw before. There
were enough of them for all prac
tical purposes, 1 should judge."
B. N. Butler: "Yes, I am baok
now in the Baine building whore 1
first opened my shop in Medford,
nearly fourteen years ago. I have
moved my place of business around
some during that time, but not very
far at a time and I've managed to
keep on Seventh street within a ra
dius of two blooks all the time. 1
first opened my shop in the building
where 1 am now, G. W. White owned
it then. I moved from here up the
street to a wooden building on the
site of the present Palm-Neiderineyer
blook. They tore the building down
to make room for the brick and I
moved to the corner of C and Sev
enth. Tbat building was sold out
from under me and I moved to the
Medford Furniture Co. 's store. Now
I have oome back to my original
starting point, and I think I'll stay
here awhile. I'm the only one left of
the original jewelers in the town.
The rest of them have died or moved
away, but you oan't lose me."
P. W. Hutchison: "It's fifteen
year ago last' February sinoe I flrBt
came to Medford. I didn't perman
ently locate then, just stayed a few
months and went away to return lat
er. At that time there were only
three brick buildings in the town. I
oame near buying one of them, but
thought it looked too shaky. I had
just oome from the east, where you
must build Bolid and then anchor the
struoture down. That building 1b
Btanding yet and looks as good as it
did fifteen years ago. It would be a
great surprise to a man who had vis
ited Medford at that time, and
hadn't seen the town since, to return
here. He wouldn't known the place.
We are growing right along. Com
paratively slowly to be sure, but none
the less surely. Fifteen yes ton or
less years ago the Hutchison resi
dence was out of town. Now we feel
that we are olose to the center of
town, because so many people live
farther out than we do."
G. L. Bohermerhorn : "Say, don't
go spinning any fairy tales or pipe
dreams at me right now. I am too
busy keeping cases on the several
gangs of workmen I have going to
listen. Go bunt the phlef of polioe
and All nim up, What? Well, when
you get to talking about fruit trees
and frost I'm right with you. You
have noticed bow those English wal
nut trees in front of my place have
grown during the past five years?
Frost for several years during their
early existence used to crop off a cou
ple or three inches of the first foliage
every spring. It don't do it any more.
How did I fix 'em? Well, I'U tell
you. During late fall, or early win
ter, I mulch them heavily with ooarse
straw and manure. When the win
ter's rains come this is thoroughly
soaked add the ground underneath
naturally gets pretty wet and the
few oold, frosty nights we have oh ills
it to quite an extent. This mulching
I leave around the trees until all dan
ger from frost has passed in the
spring. When it is taken away the
sun soon warms the earth and the fol
iage appears but not early enough to
be caught by the frost. Having dis
covered that this scheme works so
well with my trees I have wondered if
it would not be a Valuable means of
protecting the fruit trees from frost."
Lands Forfeited lo State.
SALEM, Or., Sept. C Certificates
of sale for a total of $0,000 "acres of
state school land have been canceled
in the last few weeks, because of lapse
in the payment of installments with
in the required time. Of this aggre
gate amount of land, 7000 aores is in
the limist of the proposed Blue moun
tain forest reserve and, according to
the'rulings of the department of;the
interior, the state will be able to use
the land as base for the seleotion of
lieu land,
The original purchasers of the land
have forfeited the payments made,
amounting probably to $10,000 or
more, and the state has the land to
sell again. Much of tho laudjoutside
the reserve will probably not be sal
able for some time, as the state has
raised the pirce to 82.50 an acre. The
7000 aores inside the reserve should
find a market as base for lieu land,
at $5 an acre. A ' liarge proportion
of the certificates that have been oan
oeled were among those secured Dy
violation of the law governing the
purchase of state school laud. Prose
cution of land fraud case has soared
many of the holders of certificates
fraudulently seoured, and they bav
thought best quietly to drop the whole
transaction, forfeit what they have
paicTand let the state keep the land.
The certificates were issued to
"dummies" or middlemen and the
records do not show who the real pur
chasers were, but it is understood
among those familiar with publio land
affairs' tbat some of the men who
have been indioted in the Federal
land-fraud oaseB engineered the dealB
by wbioh the lands covered by these
certificates were seoured. Payment
of 25 cents to 75 oents an aore had
been made.
The department of the interior has
announced that it will not permit
individuals who bought the schools
lands inside the reserve to usethem
for the seleotion of other hinds.
Their greatest value to the purchasers
was, therefore, gone, and for tbat
reason tho holders ot the certificates
were ready to back out of a bad deal.
Fatal Accident at Central Point.
Thomas M. Shiolds, a line man in
the employ of the Condor Water' &
Power C6., was instantly killed Mon
day at Central Point by comug in
ooutaot with a live wire. Shields was
engaged in disoonneoting the wires at
the old sub-Btation, and had out the
wires and descended from the pole
to the ground, Mr. Adams, the fore
man, had stepped iiiBido the station
building and young Shields com
menced rolling up the wire he had
cut loose, It is not known just how
the acoideut occurred, but the suppo
sition is that in pulling the wire
through the wall of the station, the
end struok the high tension wire and
20,000 volts passed through the unfor
tunate' man's body. Death waB in
stantaneous, the ourrent going in at
the right nand and passing out
through the left foot. The grass up
on whioh he was standing was set on
fire. The employes of the oompany
made every effort to reousitate him,
but without avail. It was a case of
pure acoident and no blame can be
attached either to the company or its
employes. v-
The funeral took place Tueday at
3 o'olook p. m,, the interment being
made in the Central Point oemetery.
Rev. T. M. Jones conduoted the ser-
Entertainment Course.
A high school entertainment course
has been arranged by Prof. Signs. It
oonsiste of the best talent which will
tonr the coast this season. Every
oity' along the line has most of the
numbeis, whioh are as follows:
Frank O. Bruner, humorous lectur
er, November 29th.
Hon. G. A. Gearhait, lecturer, De
cember 11th.
Ellas Day, oharaoterist, January
9th. N
- Maoey Concort Co., February 22d.
Dixie Jubilee Co., April 19th..
Season tloketa with the privilege of
reserved seats for the season will be
offered at a reasonable figure to the
general public. The liberality of the
response will determine the price of
admission to be asked of school child
ren. Prof. Signs wishes to offer them
a ticket as oheaply as possible. The
proceeds will be used to1 inorease the
school library and to establish special
libraries in eaoh of the grades.
A Pioneer Citizen.
Peter Britt, of Jacksonville, one of
the first settlers In Southern Oregon,
died at his home at the county seat,
Tuesday,in the eightv-seventh year of
his age. Mr. Britt was a native of
Switzerland and came to the United
States in 18-15. In 1852 he orOBsedjthe
plains and located in Jacksonville,
where he has resided sinoe. He first
engaged in freighting from Crescent
City and in 1850 brought the first
photographic outfit to Southern Ore
gon. Ha enjoyed the distinction of
having taken the first photograph in
the state of Oregon. This much val
ued print is still in existence, the
property of tho deceased at the time
of his death. It Is a portrait of
Judge Moser and was taken in 1858.
In.1856 be married Amelia Grob who
died In 1871. Two children were born
to the union, Emile and Amelia D. ,
both of whom survive him.
Ashland's chief of polioe, Geo. F.
Eglin, has given notice that be will
resign. He oontemplates moving
away from the Granite oity.
The Ashland Preserving Company
has canned 100 per cent more toma
toes than at this time last year. The
peach and pear output will be about
one-third of last year.
J. STHerrin, of Ashland, the well
known sheep grower, purohased six
fine buok sheep at the Portland fair
recently. The sheep are pure bred
Frenoh Merino, and all registered
Prof. G. R. Carlook has resigned
his position as prinoipal of the gram
mar department of the ABhland high
suhool to take a position as district
manager of the Penn Mutual Life In
surance Company. . ..
The mysterious disappearance of
Bud Soribner is agitating Ashland.
Sorlbner had leased the Ashland hotel
and Friday morning last arose at 5:30
o'clock. An hour later he was "seen
entering the rear of the hotel and
sinoe that time no trace has been
found of him. Trainmen, who are all
well acquainted with him claim that
he didn't get out on any freight or
passenger train and there is suspicion
that he has met with foul play.
The suit of A. R. Grieve against the
S. P. Co. to reoover 820,000 damages
for personal injuries last March while
in the employ of the company as a
brakeman, baB been dismissed from
the Jaokson oouuty court for lack of
jurisdioton, but it iB reported that a
new suit will be filed in the courts
at Portland. Grieve was thrown from
the rear of a moving passenger train
at Shasta Springs and received injur
ies whioh threaten to permanently
disable him. The aocident it is
oharged was due to a defective gate
on the platform of the car.
The Gold Hill News says a telegram
was received here last Monday that
Geo. II. MoDouald, whoBe home is in
Gold Hill, was killed in his mine at
McCabe, Ariz. MoDouald had just
struck a very rich body of ore in his
mine and had written to his wife,
apprising her of the fact. He also
sent ,her a fine specimen of the ore
whioh is almost half gold. The letter
and specimens were reoeived by his
daughter the same day that he waB
killed. MrB. MoDonald was not at
home at the time, she having gone
to Portland, where, she was intending
to visit the fair. MoDonald was em
ployed formerly at the ABhland mine
when his brother was foreman of the
No Vacancy Exists.
The second congressional distriot
will probably be without a congress
man when the national legislative
body meets in Deoembei. J. N. Will
iamson has not yet takeu his seat in
pursuance of his last eleotou and
probably will not attempt to do so
while a oonvictiou of orime hangs
over him. Should he offer, to take
theoath'of office and ocoupy his seat
in the house of representatives an
objection would probably be made.
It has been thought by some that the
oonviction of Williamsou before he
has'taken the oath of office orates a
vacancy whioh should be filledby a
special election to be oalled by the
governor. Governor Chamberlain iB
not of that opinion. When aBked re
garding the matter tonight he said :
"Eaoh house in oongress is the
judge of the qualifioationajof its mem
bers. The bouBe of representatives
can seat Mr. Williamson if it wishes,
so it is apparent that the conviction
does not ipso facto oreate a vacanoy.
Even though he should not offer to
take his seat, or to be sworn in at the
opening of oongress, I am of tho opin
ion tbat no vacancy would exist.
He might take the oath of office
later. The oonviotion is not final
until the time for appeal has expired
or the judgment has been affirmed on
appeal. I do no see, therefore, that
a vaoanoy .will exist in the office of
congressman at the opening of the
next session."
Needful Advice to Mothers.
The following paper was read by
Mrs. C. P. Buck at the "Mothers'
Meeting" of the W. C. T. U. at their
meeting Borne few weeks ago:
Mothers, is there anything we can
do ro educate our children to assume
higher thoughts and be better men
and women? Can we teach them by
placing tbem in ' places of learning?
ReliglonB training, that all sin in
whatever form, degrades the intellect
and lowers their manhood? Is it be
ccause we bave so many kinds of
mothers to deal with that the world is
far more sinful or iB it because there
are more boys and girlB to go to the
bad. We know we have mothers of
all kinds of make up. There is the
too careful mother who says my child
ren shall never go outside the home
to find companions and ruloa with
such an iron hand that hor ohildren
become so disatiefied tbat tbey soon
leave borne, never to return. Then
we find the careless mother, who cares
nothing about her children. They
may roam all over the city aud she
not know anything about them. We
have the lazy mother who cares no
thing for home, who is too lazy to
keep herself or children clean, or the
borne in any order. We bave the too
tidy mother, who. does all her work
and sends her ohildren on the streets, I
to keep her houBe tidy. We have the
drunken mother, whose ohildren are
taught nothing but drink. Some mot
hers care and love their children as
long bs the ohildren are helpless, but
care nothing tor them when grown to
maturity. God bless the true mother,
who receives her ohildren as gifts
from God, who puts forth every effort
possible to raise them to be right aud
good. He will help Buoh a mother,
even if the ohild does things oontrary
to those teaohings. Almost all our
great men had good mothers. Let
every mother determine to do some
thing for the honor and elevation of
her sex. At least let her determine
that she will possess and always wear
about her as her riohest possessions a
true womanhood. This is the most
that she oan do. Above all let her not
throw obstaoles in the way her sisters,
who are striving nobly to be useful,
but rathefc help them with her encour
agement and oounoil. In every class
of society the young mother should
awake to her duty. They have a great
work to do. It iB not enough that they
be what their mothers were they
must be more. The fast race of time
calls on mothers for a higher order of
character and life. Will mothers heed
the oall? Will they release themselves
from the oustoms and fashions and
oome up a glorious -oompany to the
possession of a vigorous, virtuous wo
manhood. A womanhood that shall
shed the light upon the world aud
point the way to divine life.
Attendance and Tardiness in Medford
The principal and teachers' deslro,
among other things to improve the
schools, along two important main
lines attendance and tardiness. A
pupil who is habitually late at school
will always be just a little too late for
the best things of life aud the ouo
who is in the habit of dropping out
a half day eaoh week lacks a prime
element of sucooss application to
business. The sobool law on this
point says in Rule 50 that all oases of
tardiness or absence must be exoused
by the parent, either in person or by
note. Exouaes are valid for Bickness,
exposure to h.alth or neoessary em
ployment. Of all other oases the
teaoher la sole arbiter. Rule 51.
"When the unexoused absences ag
gregate seven days, thejpupil shall be
reported to the school board and may
bejsuspended. For this purpose an
unexoused tardiness, equals a half
day's absence."
Rule 56 (in part). "Evony pupil
must attend sobool .punctually and
regularly." Henoe, truanoy will not
be allowed.
We look to the parents to aid in
thiB movement. They can do so by
not detaining pupils at borne exoept
for especial reasons and by being
prompt in the matter ntj exouses.
This may seem a small matter to eaob
individual, but it is very important to
the succesB of the sohool and the for
mation of right habits in the ohild.
Thanksgiving recess, date fixed by
proclamation of president.
Firdsy, December 1st, first quarter
endB. i
Friday, Deoember 22d, to Tuesday,
January 2d, holiday recess.
Friday, January 19, 1906, first sem
ester ends. '
Monday, January 22d, second sem
ester begins.
February 22d, WaBhlgnton's birth
day. Friday, March 2d, second quarter
May 21-25, final examinations.
Promotion exercises and commence
ment. '
No pupils may enter beginning pri
mary until the beginning of second
semester owing to the crowded con
dition of the department.
W. C. T. U. Items.
The Union opened on time at tho
Christian church, Sept. 28th, with
president in cbair. Scripture read
ing by Miss Ora Adkins; prayor
Mrs. Vogeli; Binging by all. Com
mittee showed six visits made to tho
siok with aid. A letter was discussed
from Mrs. Hyde oonoerning the pic
nic at Phoenix, Ootober 6th. Coun
ty officers are requested to be pres
ent. It being suffrage day Mrs. Day,
who is leader, gave out aitlolos to
read. Mrs. Buok read "Help Those
Women," in which some very pointed
facts were stated, among tbom .being
who gave to man the authority of de
priving woman of voting. Mon aro
not wise enough,norgonerous enough,
nor pure enough to legislate for wo
men. Misb Ora Adkins gave 'quite a
helpful talk, for sho has visitod both
in San Francisco and Portland. Mrt.
AdkTns spoke words of cheer. Mrs.
Vogeli read about the habits of young
boys using oigarettes. The Union
was dismissed by Mrs. Adkins, to
meet at tbe borne of Mrs. Day.
"Mothers' Day," Mrs. Henry Baker
presides on October 5th.
At 25 cents per load. Inquire of
Cant. w. Kawungs, tan meaiora.
WASHINGTON, Oot. 2. President
Roosevelt may not appoint a Federal
judge for Oregon, or a register and
reoeiver for the Roseburg land office
until oongress assembles next Deoem
ber. It is not definitely announoed
that there will be this further delay,
but that 1b the intimation whioh the
president gave Senator Fulton today
when the latter oalled to urge the
Roseburg land offloe appointments.
The senator told the president that
he and Seoretary Hitobcook had agreed
upon B. L. Eddy for register, but
had been unable to reach an under
standing sb to the reoeiver. The
president informed Mr. Pulton that
Mr. Hitchcock now objeots to the ap
pointment of Q. B. - Hegardt as re
oeiver, having beoome oonvinoed, af
ter Inquiry, that Mr. Hogardt was
not a proper man for the plaoe. He
did not state the grounds of objec
tion. To offset.this objeotlon, Mr. Fulton
handed to the president very strong
ottors from the aoting ohief of army
engineers, and Major W. G. LaugUtt,
speaking in the bgbest terms of Mr.
Hegardt, who for seventeen years has
been in direot obarge of government
work at the mouth of the Columbia
river under tbe army engineer corps.
The iudorBementB, whioh are offloial,
seemed to offset the ojeotions raised
by Mr. Httoboook and tho president
kept them, promising to take tbe
matter up with the secretary at once.
The president brought up tho sub-
joot of the judgeship aud told tho
senator he was not roady to act,
ospeoially as the attorney-general bus
not yot reaohed Washington. Ho
wants tofurther oonfer with him aud
intimated that, inasmuch as thore is
no especial need of hnsto, he may not
Immediately select a judge.
The Rosoburg laud olilce mattor
may be takeu up tit tho cabinet meet
ing tomorrow, but unless the attorney-general
returns before then, the
judgeship will have to go over.
Grand Jury Thanks Hcncy.
The Federal grand jury, prior to
its adjournment Saturday morning,
prepared a lottor which was unani
mously signed by tho members of tho
jury aud presented to Mr. Houoy.
The lottor was a surprise to tho diB
triot attorney aud iB prized by him
as showing the appreciation with
which his efforts for the purification
of the state from land fraud aro boing
reooived by those who aro best quali
fied from experience aud observation
to judge of thorn. The toxt of the
letter follows:
Portland," Or. Sept. 29, 19U5.
FrauoU J. Henoy, Esq.,
United titutOB Attorney,
Portland. Oregon.
Sir: We, the uudorsignod members
of the Federal grand jury, Distriot of
Oregon, bog to express to you our
thanks for your uniform courtesy and
consideration during tho weeks that
this jury has been in session. Wo al
bo wish to congratulate you upon
your successful elforts to purgo Ore
gon of tho corruption in high plnoos
under whioh tho stuto has been suffer
ing for years, and to assure you that
you have our hearty sympathy in
vour struggle to bring about bettor
oonditions throughout tho Uuitod
Honinc tbat vour satisfaction in a
duty well performed will lo augment
ed by furthor . honors ot the bauds of
the people, are are, very sincerely
yours, A. C. Alexandor, John Shan-
n it 1 I Dn.l
UUU, iU. JL, HUB, Ut Jit IVUllj UUUK-
son A. Bilyeu, W. A. Jolly, George
W. Bridewell, U. E. Htanard, John
Murrav. W. J. Fullorton. Walter K.
Taylor, Albert P. Vail, George E.
iargreaves, unaries a. raoraon, Trans:
W. Durbln, T. H. Foaroy, J. W.
Bailey, H. Russell Albeo.
Body Found in Ashes.
REDDING, Calif., Sept. 29. The
home of Mrs. Ida Bowen, of Saott
Valley, four miles from Etna, was
burned early this morning. The
oharred remains of Mrs. Bowen were
fonnd in the ruins. Strange foot-
tracks and blood in tho vicinity of
the house, and signs that the body
was dragged, led to tho belief that
the woman was murdered in hor yard
and her body dragged in the houso,
wbiob was then set afire to cover over
the orime. A. Bowen, formerly hor
husband, is suBpeoted. Ho recently
returned from Medford, Or., and is
said to have made throats ugnlnst hor.
Bowen was seen in Greenville, noar
ber home, three days ago, but now
cannot be found.
Tbe couple lived in Medford up to
a few months ago.
Value of Advertising.
Ilijstratlvo of tho good advortlsin
will do, A. L. Craig, general pnsson.
ger agent of the O. R. & N. Co.givos
the following aooount to a Portland
Oregonian reporter:
"In March, 1901, C. N. Hyskell, of
Burlington, la., rocoivod a copy of
our Oregon, Washington and Idaho
book," said Mr. Craig. "Atfer road
ing It oarefully, ho brought bis wifo
and tbVee ohildren to Oregon and se
cured 100 aores of land. Before com
ing he'showed the same book to Ed
ward Andrews, of Burlington, la,, who
I brought his wifo and one child, Mr.
Andrews . also seoured 160 aores of
Oregon land. He also showed the
book to O. D, Hazelrlgg, who brought
his wife and seoured 160 aores of land.
Mr. Hazelrigg, through this book,
lnduoed his father-in-law and mother-in-law,
Major and Mrs. Erdman, of
Washington, D, C, to oome to Ore
gon. They seoured 160 aoroa of laud
and a house at Medford. Mr. An
drews, through this book, induced hlB
brother-in-law, Edward White, of
Minnesota, and two friends to looate
In Oregon. These three bought 200
aores of Oregon land. Mr. White,
through this book, lnduoed bis three
sisters and mother to oome to Oregon
and they bought a house in Medford.
Mr. Andrews lent the book to Luoln
Wakefield, of Mankato, Minn., who
came to Oregon and seoured 100 aores
of land. Mr. Wakefield lnduoed bis
brother, Del Wakefield, and three
children to oome to Oregon ; also his
sister who is now teaohing school in
the voiinlty of Medford. Del Wake
field bought 80 aores of land near
Medford, aud also a house in tbat
town. The book is still working some
plaoe in the East. "
The above-named people are here,
and none of them regret having be
come residents of tbe garden spot of
the world.
Some New Exhibits.
A hasty glance through the Medford
exhibit building reveals several new
displays. ,
Among them are some of the finest
grapes that ever grow out doors from
the well-known vineyards of O. D.
Roed, of Jacksonville, and J. M. Hur
ley, of Central Point.
Some peanuts genuine "goobers"
grown in Medford by Messrs. Talent
aud Bean.
Ground ohorrios of the purple husk
A quinoe grown by Mrs. W. Eaton,
of Medford, that would mako pre
serves enough for a good-sizod family.
And squnshos you never saw suoh
squashes, Ono of them an eighty
pound specimen, was shipped to Port-
laud Wednesday. It was raised by S.
M. Noalon, of Tablo Rook, ,
Some of tho biggest and Unost look
ing Rnmbo apples ever shown any
where oame from the orchard of J. C,
Pendleton, of Table Rook,
Cornice and Winter Nollis pears
from a number of tho orohurds iu
this vicinity are shown, aud it is diffi
cult for the ordinary obsorvor to piok
out the best ouo.
Pronching next Sunday ut 11 n. m.
and at 7 :30 p. m. Sunday sohoolat'lO
a. m. Christian Endeavor at 6:30 p.m.
Proaohiug services nt usual hour,
morning and evening, by Rev. J. C.
Austin. Sunday sohool and Young
People's meotiugs ut usual hours.
Rev. H. O. Brown will proaob morn
ing and evening. These two will be
tho last Bormons Mr. Brown will
pronoh in Modford as pastor of this
ohuroh, he having been assigned to
the pastorate of tho M. K ohuroh,
south, at Rosoburg.
Rev. Charles T. MoPherson,tho now
pastor for tho M. E, church, will hold
service Sunday uoxt, morning and
evening. Everybody is oordlully in
Rov. Prodoriok O."' Williams, of
Grants Pass, will hold services iu St.
Mark's Episcopal ohuroh, Monday
evening, Ootobor 9th, at 7:30. Ho
will deliver an address on "Christian
Soionae, " whioh was delivored a fow
weeks ago in Grants Pass, and receiv
ed much commendation. He doos
not denounce Chriatlan Scionce, but
points out the good qualities, show
ing that thoy are common to all true
Christianity, and warning against tbe
errors which spring from tho Belf-aa
sortlon of the founder.
Dcalh of J. M. Weaver..
James M. Weaver, one of the old
residents of Modford, died at Mb home
on West Soventh street, on Sunday,
October 1,1905, after an llness of sov-
oral weeks duration; aged sixty-nino
years, six montliB and ton days.
Mr. Woavor was a votoran of tho
olvil war, having enlisted August 1-1,
1861, in Jo. ii, 22d Pennsylvania cav
alry, and was wounded and dlschargod
In Novomber, 1862, with tho rank of
Mr. Weavor has been a residont of
Medford for about twolvo years. Ho
leavOB a family of grown sons and
daughters, throe of whom, Mrs. II. 11.
Harvey, Mrs. Scott Davis uud Mrs'.
D. E. Phipps aro residents of thiB oity.
The funeral took place Monday un
der the auspicos of Chostor A. Arthur
Post, G. A. R. Rov. C. H. Hoxio
conducted services ut the late resi
dence. Card of Thanks.
We wish to oxpress our heartfelt
thanks to thoso ot our frlonds who
wore so kind and helpful to us during
our rocont sud boroavoment, that of
tho deuth of Ira Anderson, our hus
band and son.
Subscribe for The Mail.
The Federal grand jury returned'
Saturday morning an .- indictment
against Charles A. Graves, Erwiu N..
Wakefield, Ora L. Parker and Robert
B. Foster, charging them with oon-
Bpiraoy to defraud the government of
its publio land under tbe same seo
tlon of the Federal statute upon,
whioh the Williamson indictment was
Graves, the surveyor of Crook ooun-
ty ; Wakefield, the former partner of
WiUiamosn i, Gesner, and Parker and
Foster, two entrymen mentioned In
the Williamson indiotment, were, '
four of the men most prominently in
terested in the oonduot ot the Will-iamson-Gesner-Biggs
'trial in the list
of those who worked behind the
soeues, -
Graves, it was repeatedly oharged
during the trial of the Williamson
oase, was very active in influencing:
the government witnesses not to tes
tlfv for the aovernment. or if anv tea-
timony bad to be given, to tell no
more than it was possible for the dis- .
.nlnl nnnnn.. ,m.v. Imm fham liv
his questienB.
Wakefield, the former partner, and.
an alleged co-oonspirators, refused to- .'
testify for the government, and also -usod
his influence with govenment .
wit-.nARflaa In hlnnlrlno thn nnfln nf thfv1"
proseoution as much as possible...
Parker and Foster both told crooked-
stories of the dealings with the Will-
iamson & Gesner firm, and refused to
assist the government by telling what
they knew of the transaotions of the
firm. . ' v
As they hod all filed jipon timbor
lands along with the rest of tbe eu-
trymou who had appeared as wit
nesses fortbo government, and were .
equally guilty of conspiracy, both
had rof used to tell what they bad.
done or to allow tho government to.
proseouto its ouse in peaoe, It was
tuougnt dobl oy lur. xieuoy to unug
homo to them their illegal notions by
Tho four men are aocused of hav
ing oonspired on October 2, 1902,
with Williamson & JGesnor to defraud
tho government. It is alleged in the.
Inriinr.iTinnt. t.lint t.hnv eunh filed on1.
claims ou July 10th of that year and
also induced Sura F. Parker, Laura r
A. Foster and MoniaQravos to file ouj
tho same date. It is further alleged
that they swore falsely Iu regard to
the oharaoter of the land, and
tontloiiB, thoir vnlue, the timber anil i
the intended diposltionof the olalmsr
At tho request of Mr. Heney, bench' -warrants
were issued for the indioted
men, and their ball fixed at flOOO, tho
sum required in all other similar
Tho trial of the Jones-Pottor-Wado
caso, whioh was set for Monday morn
ing, has been postponed a day in or
der to allow 'of argument on the de
murrers to the indictment which were
filed by M. L, Pipes, attorney for tho
dofonduutB. "
Tho grand jury adjourned without
a day, after returning the ludiotments
iu the morning. 1
Probate Court
Estato of Samuel B. Edsall. Inven
tory and appraisemontapproved, show
ing real proporty appraised at $550O
and personal proporty 380.
Estate of C. C. Chappell, deoeased.
Order for personal property. '
Estato of Martha M. Hendrlx. Or
der continuing.
Estate of Geo. W. Mitohell. Order
sotting Novomber lth day for final
Estato of Martha Coleman. Order
appointing W. ,F. Toirno, A. L.
Furoy and W. R. Coleman appraisers-
Death of Frank Tryer.
Frank 'M. Tryer, who has been
sufforing for some months from on.
largoment of tho epleou, from whioh
ho was unable to find relUf, died Bt
his home In Northwest Medford Mon
day: aged forty-nine years, six months
and ninotoen days.
The remains were interred Wed
nesday in Odd Follows cemetery.
Rev. C. ll.Hoxie conduoted funeral
services at the late residence.
Dates and Events-Wilson's Opera House.
1 J. R.i Wilson, ownorand mnnnaor nf
tho Wilson opera bouse, states .that
entertainments have been booked for
tho following nates:
Soptombor 16th "On the Bridge at
Ootober 23d. for ono wonlr. th
Ooorgla Harper Company in repertoir.
uoiooer aist one night the Alma
lloarns Dramatto Company.
Novomber 10th, Dora Thorn.
Novomber 23d, "Hooligan's Trou
bles." "Peek's Bad Boy" is booked for a
date In January, and tho play, "At
Cripple Creek," for February 1st.
Aside from those aro tho five enter
tainments In the looture course which.
Prof. Signs ia handling, announce
ment ot which Is Jiado elsewhere.