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'«Miss Grace Whitehead will leave
Munday for Oaklund, whore she will
enter Milin College.
Minn Edyth Crauflll went to Grant’«
l'ann Saturday to upend a week with
her aunt, Mrs. Fred Craxton.
L. W. Harlty and family of, Eden
valley, parsed through Medford Thurs
day on their way to Crater Luke. ( *
Mixa May Williams loft Sunday for
Sunta Cruz, Calif., where she will
,|Hind ucouple of months with friends.
Prof. Bo IT a will go to Ashlund to-
norrow and conduct the musical exerr
isos In the Congregational church ut
Mrs. 8. K. George, of Eugene, is In
the city on uMlslt to her daughter,
Miss Carrie Goorge, the etllcint Postal
A. C. Taylor and family drove out to
Asbestos last Saturday and had a do-
.ightfui visit with friends until Wednes
day when they returned homo.
R. H. Whitehead, J. G. Taylor and
R. 11. llulloy loft last Saturday fora
»non* h's outing on Upper Ruth creek.
They are expected back tomorrow.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. T. Faucelt and
Mrs. Clara M. Brown left Friday
morning for Prospect, whore they will
spend a week upon their homesteads.
W. E. Macauley and family left
Thursday for McAllister Springs, for a
week’s outing. Frauk Hull will have
charge of Mr. Mucauley's totnalastand
«luring his absence.
The Midway Telephone and Telegraph
Company, a local company, completed
its now telephone from Ashland to
Klamuth Falls last Saturday and It is
now ready for business.
A. Vis, who has l»een spending two
/months with his brother, George C.
Vis, loft Medfgrd Friday for W illam-
ette valley points, where he goes to look
up a business location for himself.
H. B. Nyeand Tho» Gilchrist were
«town at Rogue river Thursday on a
tishlng trip and they succeeded In
bringing home 24 lino fish, several of
them weighing five poundsand over.
,,«.-» Christina Downing, the vener
able mother of the Downing family of
this county, is up from Central Point
on a visit. She is very spry and travels
about at 84 years old.—Ashland Re-
Mrs. Anna Wulf will arrive in Mod-
ford tomorrow to make a visit with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. Gilbert.
Mrs. Wulf has lived for the last three
years in Crescent City where her hus
band is a merchant and the postmaster
for that city.
Miss Myrtle Dailey, of Fish Lake,was
In this city Thursday and took the
noon train for Little Shasta, Calif.,
w hore she goes on a visit to her sister,
Mrs. Henry Jones. Mrs. W.C Dailey
accompanied her daughter as far as
Medford on her journey.
N. 8. Bennett, of Eden valley, ar
rived home Friday from Klamath
eounty, whore he had been with a
wagon load of fruit, which he sold at a
good price. Mrs. L. A. Bunch return-
<sl with him to her home in this city,
after having s|>ent ten weeks ut Fort
Klamath with her son, (>. B. Bunch.
Mr. und Mrs. H. 8. Reed and daugh
ter, Miss Edna, left Thursday evening
for Portland, where they will spend a
day, after which they will go on to
Deer Lodge, Montana, their former
home, whore Mr. Rood has extensive
property interests. They will stay al
Deer L«> lgo abouta month after which
they will return to Medford, but Mrs.
Rood and Miss Edna will st p hero but
u few days, « hen they will go to Loa
Angeles, to reside for nine months,
while Miss Reed is attending a semi
nary. Mr. Reed will not go to Ci lifor-
nia but will stay in Medford to look
after extensive mining Interests which
he has in this sootion.
Last evening, at the residence of
E. M. Patterson, pastor of the Chris
tian church of Medford, Robert Dim
ent, a mountain teamster, an d Mrs.
Marlette Burnett, widow of the late
Mr. Burnett of Los Angeles, were by
him united In marriage. Mr. Diment,
also of Los Angeles, has come expect
ing to make his home In Jackson
Before buying and settling down,
Mr. and Mrs. Diment will go to pay a
visit to his widowed mother, who
Ilves near Grant’s Pass, and for whom
he has been providing. lie will take
his time In finding a suitable location
In the county. They are much pleased
with Medford and vicinity, and are In
hopes of locating nearby.
Ws offer One Hundred Dollsrs Reword for any
eases of < atnrrh that cannot be cured by Hall's
F J CHENEY & CO.. Tfiledo, O.
We. the undersigned, have known F • J.
Cheney for the Inst IB years, and believe him
iierfeetly honorable In all business transactions
and financially able to carryout any obligations
made by their firm
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Toledo. O WALDING, RINNAN * MARVIN.
Wholesale Druggists. Toledo, O.
Hall's Catarrh Cure ts taken Internally, act
ing directly upon the hlotsl and mucous surfaces
of the system. Testimonials sent free. Price
per bottle, Sold by »11 Ifntgglsls.
75c. Hall s Family Pills are the best
TRACY IS DEAD
Wounded By a Poise He Ends His Troubles
and Shoots Himself Rather Than Be
Captured Alive.—Made a Des
perate Fight for Life.
S pokane , Aug. 8.—Dispatches from Creston, Lincoln county, Wash., this
morning bring the information thut Convict-Murderer Harry Tracy, who has
been hunted night and day in Oregon and Washing ton for nearly two months
past, is dead. He came to his death by hi« own hand, having shot himself
through the head with a pistol gome time lust night.
For the lust few days Tracy has been hard pressed by several posses. Mon
day ho spool the whole day at the homo of a rancher by the name of Eddy.
C. A. Straub, local deputy sheriff, Dr. E C. Lanter, Attorney Maurice Smith,
J imi Morrison, truck foreman, und Frank Lillongreen, a young farmer, started
u little after noon yesterday from Creston for the reputed rendezvous of the
outlaw. When they reached the ranch of Mrs. Anderson, a short distance south
of Fellows siding eight miles east of Creston, the party put up their teams and
went on foot the remaining two miles till within easy run go of the Eddy' ranch.
Coming to the top of a ridge over-looking the burn and outbuildings, they
saw Tracy come out of a shed apparently unarmed. Dr. Lanter and Smith
raised their guns and drow beads on the suspect, but concluded that It would be
l>ott<tr to bo sure of their man before tiring. They were only about fifty yards
distant. Thu man was dressed In blue overalls, white shirt and white bicycle
A couple of the party then stopped round a little elevation to the Heid when
Eddy was cutting hay, near tho barn, and asked him for information. He told
them the man was Tracy. They signaled to their companions, und Eddy drove
his team luto the barnyard. Tracy assisted him in unhitching
The party then advanced into full view, leveled their guns at Tracy and
commanded him to hrow up his hands? Tracy slipped behind Eddy and ex
claimed: “Who uro those men?”
With no further parley tho outlaw compelled Eddy to so place the horse
that It portocbxl him from the guns of the ad vancing party, und then ordered
the farmer to lead the animal to the burn. Tracy assisting in hurrying the
When near the barn door he tnudc a dash for the inside, and almost imme
diately emergisi on tho opposite uside, with his rifilo and revolver, and opened
tire, without damage, however.
Hu then started down a draw, pursued by a
hail of lead. He dodged behind a projecting rock, and from there fired several
more shots, still without effect, through ullclose. Then he made a lunge for
the edge of the wheat Held and crawled out of sight.
At every motion of the
wheat, however, a volley was sent after him. A final shot was beard, then all
None of the posse were wounded, though all of them had narrow escapes.
When they were llring from tho cover of the rock, behind which they sought
shelter, they had to lift their heads above tho cover, and every time this was
done Tracy's rlHe rang out and a bullet chipped the rock.
The party watched the Held until daylight this morning, and then began
an investigation, resulting Ln the finding Tracy’s body, dead by his own hands,
be having sent a 45-calil>er bullet from his revolver through his brain.
Tracy was hit by the posse twice. The first bullet, it is believed struck his
right log just half-way between tho knoe and ankle, breaking both bones. Tho
second bullet took effect In the rear of the same leg, about midway between the
hip and knee. It caused only a flesh wound, however, the bullet lodging near
the knee joint. Both wounds bled freely, but tho desperate man, not willing to
die until he had revenge, tried with failing attempts to prevent the blood from
flowing. Ho used a short, narrow strap which ho had on his [icrson to pull
together tho vessels of his leg above tho lower wound to prevent the blood from
running to the wound. His muscles were badly iudonted from the strap being
drawn so tightly. His handkerchief, which was saturated with his blood, was
found near him. It is supposed ho tried to push the cloth Into tho wound.
After ho was shot he sought protection behind the largo bowlder, for which
he had first made. When daylight calne this morning it showed that he had
draggl'd himself on his loft side through the wheat, which was about three foot
high, for a distance of about seventy-live yards. It is believed that he did
that so he could-gain a position where he would have a full view of the men
behind the rock. His ..rail through tho wheat was a mass of clotted blood.
When he was seen this morning he showed every evidence that he had be
come exhausted with the loss of blood.
It is thought that he had only suffi
cient vigor to place the revolver to(his head and blow.his brains out, for when he
was found the revolver was still in his hauil, and had only moved sufficiently
to let the barrel of the weapon drop to the ground.
The body presented a horrible sight. It was covered with blood from
head to foot, and the unsightly wound over the right eye was ghastly.
As he lay In the wheat his rifle, which has lieeome famous, lay by bls side.
His cartridge sack, which was made of buckskin, was found a short distance
from him. It contained 150 rifle cartridges Two boxes of revolver cartridges
were also found near the sack, which he hail carried since he was hunted near
Tracy's body was found by Constable Straub and posse who delivered it to
Sheriff Gardner, who took it to Davenport, Wash, this afternoon for shipment
to Salem where it will be buried
Harry Tracy escaped from the Oregon Stite Penitentiary at Salem,
June fl last, in company with David Merrill, after killing three guards—
Frank W. Ferrell, G. R. T. Jones and B. F. Tiffany—and wounding Frank
Ingraham, a convict, who tried to prevent hi« flight. On June 28 Tracy
killed Merrill, near Napavine, Wash., shooting him from behind and leaving
his bodv in the forest, where it was found on July 15. On July 3, near Seat
tle, in a tight with n posse, Tracy shot and killed < harles Riymond, a Dep
uty Sheriff: E. E. Breese, a policeman, and mortally wounded Neil Rawley
who died the following day.
Tracy committed many feats of daring during bls flight. In the coarse of
which be eluded various posses when apparently surrounded, and held up
numerous farmers, whom he forced to furnish him with food and clothing,
and by threats of murdering their famllle« compelled them to cover up his
tracks. Perhaps his greatest show of daring was displayed on July 2, at
South Bay, near Olympia, when he help up six men and forced four, Includ
ing Captain Clark, of the gasoline launch N. A S., to embark with him on
Puget Sound and pilot him up-stream for 10 hours.
In 18»7 Tracy murdered Valentine Hoge, a Colorado cattleman, and
William Strong, a boy, in the same state.
His Sight Threatened.
1 he following is a weather report
for the month of July furnished by
E. Britt, volunteer observer:
maximum temperature, 104deg,on the
25th; minimum temperature, 41 deg
on the last; mean of maximum tem
perature. 81.7 deg; mean of minimum
temperature, 50.8 degj numlier times
maximum temperature it® deg or
above, 10; number times minimum
temperature 32 deg or below, 0; num
tier times minimum temperature
precipitation, .44 inches; greatest
22, 3rd number of
hours, r, and date,
clear days, 28: _ number of partly
cloudy days 1; ; number cloudy days, 2;
numtier of days on which .01 io.or more
of precipitation fell, ST
“While picnicking last month my
11-year-old boy was poisoned by some
weed or plant." says W. H. Dibble, of
Sioux City, la.
“He rubbed the
poison off his hands Into his eyes and
fora while we wereafraid be would lose
his sight. Finally a neighbor recom
mended DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve.
The Hrst application helped him and
In a few days he was as well as ever.”
For skin diseases, cuts, burns, scalds,
wounds, Insect bites, DeWitt’s Witch
Hazel Salve is a sure cure. Relieves
piles at once. Beware of counterfeits.
A CHANCE FOR SOMEBODY.
A restaurant and short-order busi
ness, in a live mining town, having a
Subscriptions for Mr. Brvan’s piper, good patronage, can be bought at a
The Commoner, the leaning Demo reasonable figure. For particulars
cratic newspaper In the United States,
apply to this office.
ate taken at T ub T im its office.
NURSERY FOR SALE
Fifteen acres of orchard, nursery
and garden land, one mile from a town
of 3500 inhabitants.
Ten acres of
young and bearing tree's,mostly winter
apples, great variety of fruit, nut and
shade trees, berries, etc; 10,0000 trees
and plants in stock.
water at house and barn, six-room
house, barn and cowhouse,, grafting
i house with Cellar, wood house, hors«“,
I wagon, harness and other implements,
i Good chance for nursery man or gard
ener. *3,500. Apply to this office for
State Treasurer Charles A. Moore
has made the annual apportion intuit of
school funds to the several counties in
the state, uucordlng to the population
of the several counties, the amount dis
tributed being *214,639.36. The latest
school census of the state, according to
the reports received by the State
County Superintendents, shows a
ichoo*. population aggregating 138,477
and the sum distributed makes a per
capita of *1.66.
Following is a list of the counties in
the state, together with the number of
children in each and the total amount
of money received by each county, the
amount being by several thousands the
largest ever paid out by the state in
Baker........... ............ 5,371
* 8,325 05
Benton......... ......... 2,586
Cluckainax .. ............ 7,640
Columbia.... ............ 2,315
Coos............. ............ 3,894
Crook ......... ............1,262
Curry.. ... ............ 751
Douglas........ _____ 6,6.35
Grant........... .......... 1,188
Gilliam......... ............ 1,784
Jackson........ .......... 4,997
Josephine... .......... 2,770
Klamath.... ........... 1,072
Lake.............. ............ 968
Lane............. ............ 7,755
Lincoln........ ........... 1,230
Linn............. .......... 6,636
Marion......... ............ 9,386
Morrow........ .......... 1,720
Multnomah ........ 26,875
Polk............. .......... 3,302
Sherman.... .......... 1,393
Tillamook .. ............ 1,683
Umatilla.... .......... 6,046
Union............ ____ 5,108
Wallowa ... .......... 2,335
W asco.......... ........... 4,939
Washington. ............ 5,673
Yarnnill ... .......... 4,775
Total ....... ......... 138,477
GONE TO CRATER LAKE
A Distinguished Party Leave Med
ford for the World's Most Won
DRINKS QDFFEE MADE FROM
CHASE & SANBORN SEAL BRAND
Pure, cheap and delicious.
• Warner & Wortman,
'We Get Our Feed at
B r own’s Feed Store.
EAST SEVENTH STREET, ....
STATE NORMAL SCHOOL
Graduates of the School are in con
tane demand at salaries ranging from
*40 to 9100 per moDth. Students take
the state examinations during their
course in tbe school and are prepared
to receive state certificates on gradu
ation. Expenses range from *120 to
*175 per year. Strong Normal course
and well equipped Training Depart
ment. The fall term opens Sept. 1*.
For further particular address
E. D. RESSLER, President,
or J. B. V. Butler, Secretary.
Thursday last a Crater Lake party (
under the guidance of Will G. Steel of
Portland, consisting of Congressman
Thos. H. Tongue, Governor and Mrs.
T.T. Goer, Miss Bessie Merriam, of
Brooklyn, N. Y., Miss Louie Church
and Miss Margaret J. Cooper, of Salem,
and Frank H. Fleming, James Steel,
Mrs. Lee Hoffman, Miss Hoffman, Ben
jamin Lombard and Will G. Steel ar
rived In Medford from Portland. The
distinguished party was meet at the de
pot by a number of Medford people,
who extended every courtesy to the vis
itors and affordedthom all assistance pos
sible in getting their camp equipment MEDFORD,
ready for the trip to Crater Lake. The
time until 4 o’clock was put in by most
All kinds of Dentistry Execu
of the party in resting and in looking
and Every Disease Stock is
about the city, though Manager Steel
Subject to, Including Poll Evil
did no resting, for he had his hands
and Fistula, treated in the
full arranging the hundred and one de-j I
tails connected with the transportation
MOST SCIENTIFIC MANNER
and commissary departments and in this
and at REASONABLE RATBS
work he was given much help by Dr.
Keene and others of this city. Govern
or and Mrs» Geer were kept bu«y re
ceiving friends, and Congressman Ton
gue took the opportunity to go over to
W illiams, D L C 54, twp 38 s, r 1 e; D
Jacksonville for a couple hours, visit after which goodbyes were said and
L C 47, twp 39, also other tracts of
with his daughter, Mrs. Reames of
land in the district of lands subject
that place, the remainder of his time
! to sale at Roseburg, Oregon; *500).
being spent receiving friends.
11 L McWilliams to Arthur Wake-
At 6:30 Friday morning the party
5 o'clock the party began their jour
j field et al, t int in D L C 54, t wp 38 s,
ney, reaching Eagle Piont at 7:30 p. m
r 1 e, D L C 47, twp 39, also ot tier
where they camped over night, under a tention of camping that night at the
in the district of lands subject
big oak tree on the grounds o’f M.
to sale at Roseburg, Oregon: *4000.
Brown. The commissary wagons had be illuminated by Mr. Steel. Crater
W I Vawter et al to Charles Ray,
preceded the party and supper was Lake was to be reached Saturday-
lot 4, sec 27, twp 35, east side Galls
ready on their arrival, as were also the evening. where several days will be
appetites of the travelers, for the 14 spent, after which the party will re
mile ride In the open air, had taken turn by way of Fort Klamath and Peli
Estate of Anna Curry. Order of
away any feeling of lassitude that they can Bay.
continuance until Sept. 2, 1962. Cita
may have had. In addition to the
many good things of the camp commis
Estate of J. O. Johnson. Tuesday,
sary, the table was supplied in gener
ous quantities with the richest, sweet Matters of Importance Transacted at Sept. 9, appointed as a day of final set
est cream that ever came from a milk
the Court House.
Estate of Thadders W Barclay; con
house by the good people of Eagle
firmation of sale of real estate.
Point, and they also brought liberal
Estate of Susan M. Wilkeson; order
supplies of fresh vegetables and fruit.
Mary E Sergent to Clara L Poley, for sale of real property made.
After supper tents were pitched and
Estate of James Scobie: order to sell
preparations made for early retiring, lots 26-27. blk B, R R aad to Ashland;
personal property at private sale.
in anticipation of an early start the •200.
Estate of Lena and Lita Sisley; or
J F Hann to Robt Leonard, lots 52-
next morning: but it was noticed that
the catnp Hr«' was made to blaze higher 53-64, Highland Park add to Ashland; der confirming sale.
Estate of Conrad Mingus; confirma
and higher and tho crowd of visitors •1200.
Mary F Cottrell to August Costel, tion of sale of real property.
increased until thore were more
than a hundred of the
village 95-100 acres in twp 39, r 1 e; *300.
John W Prall to C R Ray, 7 acres,
and country people gathered about
Look Pleasant, Pleoae.
the camp fire.
By this time Con twp 35, r 3 w: *1.
C. C. Harlan, of
O&CR R Co to Christian Kretz-
gressman Tongue hail excused himself
Eaton. O., can do so now, though for
and retired to his tent and Govenor ner, 16.39 acres in sec 25, twp 3*7, r 3 w. years he couldn't, because he suffered
Geer had also gone to his tent to re »40.95.
uutold agony from tbe worst form of
U S to Christian Kretzner, mining indigestion. Ail physicians and med
tins but the visitors willed otherwise
icines failed to help him till he tried
and set up such a persistant call for patent.
Electric Bitters, which worked such
' speeches from the two gentlemen, that
wonders for him that lie delcarevthsy
' they were compelled to again join the Long etal, lot« 23-24, Blk H, R R add are a godsend to sufferers from dys
pepsia aud stomach troubles.
1 campfire circle, when each m»<lg a to Ashland; *105.
Ella C Landers to Henry 8 Look, rivaled for disease of tbe Stomach,
short, felicitous speech that very much
Liver and Kidneys, they build up and
' pleased their friends. At the close of south 2-3 of lots 21-22-23, blk O, R R give new life to the whole system.
, t he speeches the visitors sang with add to Ashland; *710.
Try them. Only 50e. Guaranteed
I tender effect ''Till We Meot again,”
Ralph S Hopkins et al to II L Me- by City Drug Store, druggists.
DR. J. H. MESSNER,