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Rogue River Or chards Yield $1000 an Acre Annually
Medford Bahy Tribune
MEDFORD, OREGON, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29,. 1909.
APPLE CROP IS
Every Orchard In the Valley Busy
Harvesting Apples Many
More Pickers Are
ELEVEN CARS HAVE
GONE FORWARD SO FAR
Snowy Butte Orchard Shipped Its
First Car of Spitzenbergs To
dayOthers to Follow.
Tlio picking and marketing of tho
apple crop in tlio Roguo River vulloy
ih now uiuliir way ut full blunt. Every
orchard in the valley in busy nnd
ninny aro advertising for moro men
Tlio iiimle erou this year in tlio val
ley 'lit exceptionally good, tlio crop
being heavy ami tlie fruit largo and
well formed, as well us currying n
So far 11 earn linvo lieen shipped
of which tlie Miirrell orclianl bus
hhippeil (ine; tlio Talent Orchard cmn-
pany 1, BriulHlinw four, Hear Creek
one, TroiiKon & Guthriu two, Perry
two. Snowy Iluttu will hhip u car of
SnilzeiibcrifH tudaV and others will
UNITED 'EFFORT FOR
0RE60N GOOD ROADS
Organization for State Road Devel
opment Created Strong Fi
The Oregon Good Roads associa
tion wan formed in Portland rccont
ly. having ns it r ohjeet tlio fonmi
littion of n harmonious plan for road
development in tlio ontiro Htnto of
Oregon, tho onactiiient of road laws
compiled from all tho boat features
of tho boHl road laws in tho United
Stales or olsowhorc, tho education of
tho people of tho stale to the noocs
sitv for good roadH, and tho popular
. izotion of tho movement among tho
people. Tho nppointmont of a good
roadH ongiuccr, tho installation of a
eontrnl officio at Portland, and the
general prosecution of tho work
throughout tho state aro lh things
planned by IIioho buck ot the organ
Tlio officers of the new orgnnizn
lion are! Dr. Andrew C. Smith, pros
idcnl; F. B. llolhrook, Booretary; V,
B. Ayer, tronsuror. Judgo L. U. Web
Hler is chairman of the oxocutiv
coiniuitlec, tlio moinbors of which ar
John II. Scott, M. 0. Dickinson, El
liott Corholt, E. L. Thompson, C. S
Jackson und John F, Carroll.
COOK GETS BARRILL
ON THE PLATFORM
MISSOULA. Mont.. Out. 28. Di
Cook and Kdwnrd N. Bnrrill, the
guide, nro to moot In n' joint dobnto
tonight in ITai'iUon. Bnrrill is tho
iiiido who accompanied Dr. Cook on
the Mount Mol'inloy expedition, and
lias mado un t'1ticnvit snying tlio ox
plmer novor reached nearer the Bum
mil than 14 miles.
Mrs. 8. E. Brooks) who enme clown
on the 7 :41 to do a little trading, left
on No. t! for her homo in Phoenix
Owing to Opposition, Big Fruit Men's
Meeting Is Being Held
In That City
ATTEND FROM MEDFORD
Careful Work Is Being Done in Ash-
. land Cleaning Up Back
A number of local fruit men wont
to Ashland Friday to attend a meeting
of fruit growers in that section,
which has been arranged by Profes
sor P. J. O'Oara. It seems that con
siderable! opposition bus developed in
that neighborhood to tlio s! remain
efforts of the pathologist and hit j
corps of inspectors to stamp out fruit
posts and diseases. This opposition
ins not' been encountered so much
among owners or orcliurtl tracts us
among those who huve but a few
trees on back lots. By tlio meeting
held today it is thought that much of
this opposition can be done away
with by telling of the great need of
strenuous measures in stamping out
tlie diseases. A largo number at
tended from this city.
The inspectors have examined ev
ery orchard in Ashland, and if the
owners have not removed, tlio trees
the inspectors did tho work them
selves. There was considerable oppo
sition and some anger manifested by
some of tho owners, but in the main
people were' indifferent.
The first territory cleaned up was
the district south of tho Boulevard
from Ashland creek to tho city limits.
Tlie next was the territory on the
north side of the Boulevard to' the
city limits nt east end of town. The
finishing sections will be tho canyon
road and Granite street nnd tho West
Tho pear blight affects tho pear,
apple and quince trees, nnd tho Spit
zonborg trees seem to have been the
trees that havo been cut out tho most.
Tho city limits in every town in the
valley have boon tlio worst in test
ed. The commoreinl orchards of tlie
vallov havo been cleared of blight for
many months past, as theso orchards! ,;n a mntter of doubt, but it is be
got tho most careful nnd iiitellifrcnt jjevod thnt tho jury will have the case
attention. Many, if not all, tho com
mercial orchards employ patrolmen to
go over tho grovos to observe the
first appearance of tho pear blight
or any other itisoose.
This is n fine season of tho year
to elenn up nil Iho trees infected with
pear blight, as the Bap is down and
tlio dend treo will not spread the dis
ease. This compnign gives tlio dis
trict n new start nnd hereafter the
work of destroying tho disease any
thno upon its first nppenrnnce will be
an easy mattor.
MAN HELD UP AND
ROBBED OF 45 BUCKS
Henry Stuart parted with $45 of
Undo Sum's currency when ho wns
hold up Wednesday night back of ft
saloon, nnd told to "dig up."
Tlio holdups made no attempt to
conceal thoir identity from thoir vic-
sm, who upon boing roloased gavo
thoir description to tho nuthontics.
Tlie men hnd ovon cfrank with Stunrt
earlier in the evening and had seen his
HERE TO ADVISE
JOHN R. ALLEN
John F. Stevens, One of Foremost
Engineers In the World, Here to
Look Over Electric Road
CAME ON THE REQUEST
WIRED BY MR. ALLEN
Spends Afternoon in Viewing the
Valley in Company of Presi
dent of P. & E.
John F. Stevens, president of the
Oregon Trunk, Hill's railroad down
tiie Deschutes canyon, former chief
nmnnner nf thf PunnniiL p.nnnl. ripht
l,mwl i,,,i .f .lnmna .T flitl nnrl nrm nf !
tlie foremost engineers in tho world,
arrived in Mcdford Friday and spent
the afternoon viewing the vnlloy with
J. K. Allen; president of the Pacific
Mr. Stevens is hero nt tlie request
of Mr. Allen to make a report upon
the interurban trolley line which Mr.
Allen proposes to construct from
Ashland to Grants Pass nnd for'
which he has applied for franchises. I
Some months. ago Mr. Stevens, as:
John F. Sampson, examined tho Pa- j
cific & Eastern, and it wns largely
due to his favorablo report that the
project was financed by Mr. Allen.
NOTION TO NON-SUIT
DENIED BY COURT
Hazel Case Continues in Federal
Court Defendant Present
ing Evidence. ,
A motion offered by the attorneys
for tho defendnnt in tho suit brought
by D. W. Hazel against the Southern
Pacific, which is now being heard in
tho federal court, was denied by
Judgo Wolverton. The Southern Pa
cific is now presenting its side of the
When tho arguments will bfejrin and
' the cn.sn be submitted to the iurv is
by noon Saturday.
SNEAK THIEF GETS AWAY
WITH BUNCH OF CLOTHES
W. Mnuns is Ihscr of a suitcase nnd.
some clothes as n result of leaving
a window opening into his room up.
A thief gaining admittance through
Iho window secured tho articles men
tioned, after turning things upside
down, and escaped.
Mr. Means nt the timo of tho rob
bery wns nt his lunch stand nnd on
going to his lodging house some hours
later discovered his loss and notified
. There will ' be a mooting of the
Roguo Rivor society of native Ponn
sylvnninns nt tho Prosbytorinn church
Saturday, ' November 13. A Bproad
will be given nt 12 o'clock by the
members of tho socioty, nnd a pro
gram lins' been arranged for the nft
All native Ponnsylvnninns nro in
vitod to attend the meeting, aftor
Bonding thoir names to Rov. W. F.
Shields, the secretary.
GIRL AND MAN
Young Anderson and 1 5-Year-Old
Girl Elope, Giving Slip to
the Father of the
TRACED TO GOLD HILL;
CANNOT BE LOCATED
Girl Was on Way to Salem, Where
Her Father Was to Place
Her in Convent.
The police are senerehing for a
young man by the name of Anderson
who eloped Thursduy evening with
Lucy Chandler, a 15-year-old girl,
who was brought here by her father,
II. L. Chandler, from Lakeview. It
seems that the girl had been rather
wild at her borne and was brought
bore by her father to be placed in St,
Mary's academy, but was advised to
send tho young girl on to Salem:
where she was to have ben taken on
No. 16 Thursday night. ,
It seems that she bad known young
Anderson in Lakeview and met him
again in Medford. They were in the
parlor of the Nash hotel when last
seen. Mr. Chandler did not miss he
until he went to tell her to get ready
to go on 16. i
The conple.were trnced to Gold
Hill, they having been taken there
bv lloppv Harrington m a machine.
Happy was paid with a check, and it
is believed that the check is bad.
It is reported that the two regis
tcred as man nnd wife in Gold Hill.
Deputy Sheriff Ulrich went down last
night, but could find no trace of the
two. The girl's father says he is
willing to spend a considerable sum
to have young Anderson sent over the
road. He remained in Gold Hill to
continue the search.
BANKS WILL NOT PRESS
CLAIMS UPON WLASH
CHICAGO, Oct. ' 29. Although
Bnnkcr Walsh, who was convicted of
misusing the funds of the Chicngo Na
tionol bank, failed to make good to
tlie clearing house banks of Chicago
tho interest due on $7,000,000 which
ho issued in their favor, there is no
disposition on the pnrt of the insti
tutions to foreclose. It is understood
the creditors will allow Walsh time in
which to dispose of his railroad hold
ings. TWO DIE IN HEAD0N
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 29. Seven
persons were injured, two seriously,
in n hendon collision of touring cars
ulong the ocean bench. The occupants
of tho cars wore hurled into tlio road
way. According to Chauffeur Dot
tenberg the car wns leaving tho rond
honso and the other car was not seen
npproaching. Tlie machines were
Dick Croker Back.
NEW YORK, Oct. 29. Richard
Croker returned to this country to
day. He. denied to the reporters thnt
ho intended to oust Chnrlos F. Mur
phy as the lendor of tho Tammany
forces nnd resume control. He an
nounced ho is on route to his Florida
THAN LAST YEAR
Much Comment Kicked Up in City
Following Examination of
Roll by Committee
ONLY FOUR AUTOS
ARE PLACED ON LIST
Roll Said to Be $154,000 Less in the
City Than It Was Last
According to the committee ap
pointed by the city council to go
over the assessment roll in Jackson
ville, Medford's assessed valuation
for this year will show a decrease of
$154,000. Several inequalities are
mentioned and the report of the com'
mittee will taken on much of the na
ture of a bombshell.
It is stated that the committee was
only enabled to find four automo
biles listed in the roll. Everywhere it
is claim Medford property is under
assessed, which will necessitate a
high tax rate.
The committee has nearly complet
ed its report and will soon place the
same on file.
Throughout the city the greatest in
terest is being taken in the matter
and much . comment is being made.
The committee appointed by the conn
cil consists of William Ulrich and
Many Elegant Gowns Seen Musicale
Was Greatly En
joyed. The dance given by St. Ann's so
ciety at the Angle opera house last
evening was most enjoyable, fulling
coming up to the expectations of
those who enjoyed the dances given
by this society last season.
The music was fumuished by the
Hozelrigg orchestra and was of the
best. A light conation was served at
10 :45, consisting of sandwiches,
cakes and coffee.
The party was notable for some of
the fine dr?ses worn. Mrs. Hnmill
wore n blue silk with Irish point
crochet lace; Mrs. William Turher
wore on elegnnt creation of black and
white tissue with rose point lnce; Mrs.
Edgar Hufer appeared in a white sat
in empire gown ; Miss Mnudo Burn
woro a Dresden crepe do chine and
Miss Grnco Andrews wns attired in a
pearl grey crepe do chine witli silver
Miss Knthryn Chapman, the Jack
sonville milliner, left for Ilornbrook,
Mabel Pruett, who camo down from
Eagle Point the first of the week to
visit A. W. Sturgis of this city,, de
parted for home the other day.
Miss C. A. Blair of New York city,
who has been in the city on business
for some time, left for home Friday
evening. .'-t. J
IS FELT OVER
In Portland Furnishings in House
Are Wrecked Dishes
Fall From the
Shelves. :'" .
FELT IN MARSHFIELD "" i
AND IN ROGUE VALLEY
Pendleton Reports Slight Shock No
Damage Is Done 4
i ii ..li'a'fcb ?.
PORTLAND, Oct. 29. Caused by
the visitation of electrical or subter
ranean disturbances, the residence
furnishings of J. P. Sanders, 1546
Marshall street, were wrecked late
yesterday afternoon. During the eve
ning shocks and vibrations continued
to be felt. '
In the kitchen utensils jangled and
rattled and the stove shook in an
alarming manner. The clock' was
perked from the wall and pictures
' MARSHFIELD, Or., Oct. 29. This
city was shaken slightly last night at
10:40. No damage was done.
Pendleton Feels It. N
PENDLETON. Oct. 29. A distinct
earthquake shock was felt here last
nifrlit Vn itamnira wna rlrtna , .
GRANTS PASS, Or., Oct. 29. Two
earthquake shocks were felt last
night. Windows were rattled and
dishes were disturbed. The shock
npmirrprl nf 1 A 'JA nun1 nntinuan1 fn
30 seconds. It was felt in all parts
of the Rogue River valley.
The shock was felt by a large num
ber of people in this city. No damage
was done, but lamps were rocked and
a number of people worried.
Miss Leila Prim left for Ashland'
Wednesday morning, where she is
acting as secretary of the teachers'
Mrs. Harry Luy and .son of Jack
sonville spent Wednesday with friends
living in Medford.
Mrs. Rose nnd Mrs. Turrey of
Phoenix were the guests of Mrs. W.
R. Coleman" one day recently.
Mrs. Ella Cook of Jacksonville is
spending a few weeks with Mrs.
Blaine Klum in this city.
Attorney George Trefren of Ash
land passed through here the other
day on his way to Jacksonville on
G. H. Howland and J. D. Cook camo
down from Grants Pass the first of
the week nnd attended to some busi
ness matters in this city and in Jack
NEW YORK, Oct. 29.
James J. Jeffries and Jaok
Johnson this afternoon signed
articles to fight not later than
July 5, 1910.
The purse is to be Bplit,
$75,000 to winner nnd $25,
000 to loser.
The fight will be 45 rounds
or to a finish.