The Democratic times. (Jacksonville, Or.) 1871-1907, January 20, 1904, Image 1

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For Twenty Years a Man
Jo. Nonchan, who has lived for the
past 20 years in t he vicinity of Jordan
Convincing Proof That This Dread Valley, Malheur county, died at
the residence of Barney Maloy, on Suc­
Nervous Disease Has at Last cor
Creek, January 6. After death
Yielded to Medical Skill.
had put an end to the earthly career
The most despondent sufferer from of the mysterious "Jo” it was dis-
locomotor ataxia, even though beyond covered that deceased was a woman,
the reach of ordinary treatment, will who, without ever
having her
find new hope of life and health iu the sex suspected, lived for 20 years
cure of Mias Phebe Ett Enos, of Oneonta,
N. Y. Coming so closely upou other am^ng the stockraisers, miners and
wonderful cures effected by the same : rustlers of southeastern Malheur
means it offers convincing proof that county.
this dread disease has at last been mas­ The woman was apparently about
45 years old, and, therefore, must have
“ My trouble began six years ago with been about 25 yearsold when she came
a numbness in my feet,” says Miss Enos, to this country. Always dressed in
“ and the numbness spread until both man’s garb this strange woman labor
limbs were affected. I followed faith­
fully the treatment prescribed by the ed at everything Incident to a stock-
best doctor in Oneonta but kept getting raising country—cutting and hauliog
worse. Filially he told me that I had hay, herding sheep and rounding-up
locomotor ataxia and that the most he cattle. Under the name of Jo. Mone-
could do wim to make me comfortable. han she had served on the regular
I would never be active again.
“ This was discouraging but I kept on panel of the jury in the district court
with the treatment. The pain in my for Malheur county, had performed
limbs was so intense that I could get to road work and paid poll and property
sleep only by using chloroform liniment. t iX the same as a man. Those who
By this time I could not rise from my
chair without being pullet! up by the knew her well say she was retiring and
hands. I couldn't walk without a ivuie, reticent, mural and modest, and, judg­
and I couldn’t walk ill the dark at all. ing by her language, well educated.
The disease spread through my system
until I had to keep to my l>ed most of the She had taken up a homestead, and
time. 1 was almost helpless and had no owned about $1500 worth of cattle
She bad uever communicated her his­
power to raise my limbs.
“ Yes, I am well now; can go about tory or condition to any one, and the
freely, can do my own work and can mystery surrounding the early life of
even ran up and dowu stairs. I owe it poor Jo. Moneban and her trials and
all to Dr. Williams’ Pink Pills for Pale sorrows in her lonely cabin in East­
People. I learn is I of two cases of loco­ ern Oregon will probably never be
motor ataxia that these pills had cured solved.
aud triej them at once. Iu five weeks
I noticed less paiu and found that I
A Handsome Affair.
could get sleep naturally. I followed
directious closely and gradually got on
The newly-elected officers of Reames
my feet, could walk without a cane and
noticed nothing but a little dragging of Chapter, O. E. 8., were installed Wed
my right foot.
nesday evening by W.I.Vawter,assisted
“ One day when I was out, I saw my by Mrs. Hattie White, as follows: Nel­
doctor. He was great I? surprised and
exclaimed: ‘You certainly are better. lie Whitman, W. M.; H. C. Lumsden,
What has done it ? If you had not got W. P.; Mattie Hutchison, Sec.; Mamie
better you could not have raised hand Strang, Treas.; Nellie McGowan, Con.;
or foot by now.’
“ Well, I kept on taking the pills and Ella Vawter, Z. C.; May Heard, Ada;
kept on improving. Now I am as nim­ Lillian Barr, Ruth: Harriet Humason
ble as most people and sometimes think Esther; Julia Hubbs, Martha;Gertrude
lam vouug auniu. Surely no oue can Weeks, Electa; Elmira Miller. War.;
recommend Dr. Williams’ Pink Pills Hattie White, Mar.; Harriet Warner,
more highly than I cuu.”
This should bring hope to the most de­ Chap.; Mabel Jones, organist. Mrs.
spairing since Dr. Williams* Piuk Pills Bessie Lumsden, who has filled the po­
are for sale by all druggists, t.
sition of worthy matron so acceptably,
was presented with a handsome bou
R ussia has the advantage in weight quet of carnations and smilax. She re­
and size, but Japan is quick and active sponded in appropriate remarks. A
on her feet; so it is norH>dy’s money social followed the installation ceremo­
nies, for which an excellent program
until the gong sounds.
had been prepared. Miss Minnie Hock-
enyos admirably recited one of Joaquin
What’s in a Name?
Miller’s poems, and Miss Mabel Jones
Fverything Is in the name when it sang a solo, written and set to music
comes to Witch Hazel Salve. E. C. by Miss Esther her usual clev­
DeWitt & Co. of Chicago discovered er manner. In the guessing conteet,en-
some years ago how to make a salve
from Witch Hazel that is a specific titled “A Floral Love Tale,” Miss Ma­
for Piles. For blind, bleeding, itching bel Jones answered nearly all of the
and protruding Piles, eczema, cuts, questions correctly and captured the
burns, bruises and skin diseases De­ first prize, an elegant Japanese vase,
Witt’s Salve has no equal. This has
given rise to numerous worthless coun­ and Ralph Woodford bad no trouble
ter felts. Ask for Dewitt’s—the gen­ in securing the last, some Sweet Will­
iam flower seeds. A splendid luncheon
uine. Sold by all druggists.
was afterward discussed.
T he President having decl'ned to re
instate Asa Thomson as receiver of the
LaGrande Land Office, although he
was acquitted of the charges against,
him, the Oregon delegation has recom­
H. L. Orr of G.etley, Colorado, wbo
mended A. A. Roberts, now deputy U.
is acousio of W. L. Orr of Medford, has
S. marshal, to be his successor.
invented a new process for extracting
Kolddust from tailings after all values
have apparently been removed. The
process is said io be a complete suc­
That’s the condition of many sufferers cess. The machine or apparatus has
from catarrh, especially in the morning. attracted considerable attention. In
Great difficulty is experienced in clear­ looks it might be a carpet cleaner,
ing the head and throat.
threshing machine or a plaything, but
No wonder catarrh canses headache, Mr. Orr has confidence that it will
impairs the taste, smell and hearing, makemoney for him and hLassociates.
pollutes the breath, deranges the stom­ The process is called the Orr & Finley
ach and affects the appetite.
oil process, and is thoroughly covered
To core catarrh, treatment must be
oy patents, the last one having been
constitutional—alterative and tonic.
•*1 was afflicted with catarrh. I took granted about ten days ago.
medicines of different kinds, Riving each
The machine Is not easily described:
a fair trial; but gradually grew worse until
the sluice box, raised about
I could hardly hear, taste or smell. I then
concluded to try Hood’s Sarsaparilla, and fourteen feet above ground, the tail­
after taking five bottles I was cured and
have not bad any return of the disease ings are run onto a sloping plane of
since.” Eronts F orbes , Lebanon, Kan.
canvas. The plane is about fourteen
feet long by six feet wide. At the up­
per end of the plane where the tail­
Cures catarrh—it soothes and strength­
ens the mucous membrane and builds ings run onto the canvas oil is also
pumped onto the plane. The canvas
up the whole system.
is in the shape of an endless belt and
moves upward toward the sluice box,
W ith bla force« reduced by starva­ but slow enough so that the oil, silica,
tion to a point where they are compell­ water and golddust will run d>wn
ed to reaort to cannibalism, the famous the canvas against the motion. The
Mad Mullah of Somaliland Is reported mess is thoroughly mixed In the pro­
to have appealed to Italy to make peace cess. As is well known, oil and water
between his tribesmen and England. will not mix, but sand and water will.
This will be good news for the latter, if Golddust and water will not mix, but
true, for the Mullah has proved one of golddust and oil will, so that when
the most troublesome thorns John the mixture, which seemed a homo­
Bull has had in his side for many a day. geneous mass at the beginning, reach­
es the lowe: end of the plane the sand
and water is gathered in the lower
E dgar F awcett ’S many warm ad­ strata and on top of this, with what
mirers will gladly welcome a new novel golddust there might have been left
from his pen in the New Year’s num­ in the tailings when they came from
ber of Lippincott’s Magazine. The the stamp mill, floats the oil. Tue
title is “Doreen,” in honor of its her entire mass runs into a tank from the
oine, a young English girl whose des canvas. An automatic valve keeps
tiny is fixed by a chance resemblance the water at a certain height In this
which she bears to a girl who has died, tank, just high enough so that tb4 oil
lamented by parents and lover—though and golddust will run over a sharp
from far different motives. The plot is rim into a smaller tank. From there
woven with infinite skill and power, it runs automatically into soother
and under the visible romance lies a metal box filled with charcoal. This
subtle love-interest which works along leaves the golddust on the grains of
charcoal,and in due time this Is burn­
to a triumphant finish.
ed up, leaving the dust.
Tiiere is also an attachment for sav­
ing Iron and other minerals that may
be found iu the tailings.
A New Gold Separator.
All Stuffed Up
Hood’s Sarsaparilla
copper* rrvefeci
S enator F ulton has reported fa­
vorably from the committee on indus­
trial expositions the bill providing for
the Lewis and Clark Exposition at
Portland, in 1905, and making the ap­
propriation of $2,125,000 for its support.
The bill is amended to require all Gov­
ernment expenditures to be made under
the supervision of a national commis­
sion. The bill was further amended by
providing that all places of amusement
shall be closed In the exposition grounds
on Sundays, and that all machinery
shall be shut down. The buildings,
however, may remain open, and sacred
concerts and devotional exercises will
be permitted.
Exceptional Expenditures.
OF ELECTION APPOINTED Some queer purchases are made by
Robt. L. Bybee arrived here the foro-
part of the week.
Orrin Stephenson, who has been
north several years, is visiting relatives
and friends.
Chris Beale, who has been east of the
mountains for some time past, has re­
turned to Big Butte.
C. C. Brower has been appointed re­
corder of Klamath Falls, vice Fred
Shallock resigned.
Larkin Reynolds, who lives near
Jacksonville, tarried a few hours in
Medford Wednesday.
P. F. and Carroll Swayne of Apple­
gate sold 50 head of fine hogs to J. W.
Wiley Thursday. They brought $400.
Rudolph High, the barber, has gone
to San Bernandino, Calif., where his
sons, Homer and Arthur, preceded him
some time ago.
J.D.Maxon,formerly aresidentof this
section, was on a southbound train
one day this week. Lie is located in
J. W. Wiley shipped a double decked
carload of hogs to Portland Friday
morning. Ho is paying 4@4J cents
per gross pound, according to quality.
Ed. Riddle, who has boen conducting
a saloon at Ashland, has made an as­
signment for the benefit of his credit­
ors. His assets and liabilities are about
the same—$1200.
C. E. Hufstader died in Jacksonville
Thursday morning of appendicitis. He
was also afflieted with heart disease,
and be never rallied from the opera­
tion. Mr. H. was a good citizen and
was respected by all who knew him.
He loaves a wife and several children.
Capt. J. T. C. Nash has sold his fine
property, located in West Medford, in­
cluding furniture, etc., to A. W. Stur­
gis, the retired miner; consideration
$5000. He has invested in a handsome
residence in Berkeley. Cal , and with
his family will soon occupy it. The beat
wishes of many friends go with them.
Frank Adams ot Klamath county has
sold 1050acres of land, his interest in a
dredger, 300 head of stock, etc., te E.
P. McCornack, the well-known banker
of Salem, for $50,000 N. S. Merrill, who
also had an alfalfa ranch of 440 acres in
that vicinity, sold it to Silas Jones of
Siskiyou county, Calif., for $30.000.
F. H. Mills, deputy district attorney,
spent three days at Yainax Agency last
week, taking evidence against suspects
to the crime of setting fire to the Bo
nanza jail in November, which was
burned and the lives of two Indian
boys lost in the Hames. No evidence
was secured pointing to anyone com­
mitting such a crime. It is beyond a
doubt a fact that the boys met death
at their own hands in an attempt to
burn themselves out.
Adelina Patti, the world's greatest
songstress, and her company passed
through the valley early Wednesday
morning. The train to which her pri­
vate car was attached was eight hours
late on account of a freight train being
wrecked near Lairds’. Mme. Patti was
en route to Portland, to fill an engage­
ment Jan. 14th. Although 60 years of
age she still meets with the greatest
success and receives $5000 for each con­
Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Cass have return­
ed from their trip to the East. Mr.
Cass visited Florida and enjoyed the
climate for a few days, but says he
would not live there under any consid­
eration. They experienced some of
the cold weather we read about. At
one time they had 27 degrees below
zero and at another time 31 degrees be­
low. Mr. Cass rays they were a happy
family when they saw the green grass
on the western slopes. Oregon is good
enough for him.—[Grants Pass Courier.
An Instance of Growth.
Those Who Will Serve Dur­
ing County, State and Na­
tional Elections for
Next Two Years.
Antioch—M A Houston, C F Case,
Goo Stacy, judges; W M Martin, How­
ard Rodgers, J C Pendleton, clerks.
Applegate—L C Basye, H D Kubli,
C J McLoughlin, judges; A D Beards­
ley, Geo Hofftnan, Emmett O’Brien,
East Ashland—James Riley, S A
Parker, W B Million, judges; II C
Mitchell, W H Brunk, W W Erb,
South Ashland—D B Provost, G A
Crowson, S A Potter, judges; O Win­
ter, E A Hildreth, C E Hooper, clerks.
West Ashland—M F Eggleston, J K
Van Sant, Eugene Berry, judges: E J
Farlow, Charles Gillette, G M Grainger,
Barron—J M Tyler, E B Barron, D
Kincaid, judges; Homer Barron, A B
Chapman, Walter Applegate, clerks.
Big Butte—R L Parker, Ira Tun­
gate, Geo Beale, judges; 8 C Higin-
botham, J I Patton, Joseph Geppert,
Central Point—W A Owen, James
Shields, W A Patrick, judges; H
Corum, A O Free!, W J Freeman,
Climax—A H Wyland, N M Charley,
A E Moore, judges; W M Holman,
Frank Center, Fred Tice, clerks.
Eagle Point—George Brown, Sr, T E
Nichols, John R Cook, judges; Harry
Carlton, S B Holmes, Win Ulrich,
Flounce Rock—A H Booth by, Chas
W Knighten, J S Tucker, judges;
James McClanahan, W W Willits, Nel­
son Nye, clerks.
Foots Creek—Robert A Cook, Nel­
son Hosmer, Geo Short, judges; F M
Lance, Albert Sanders, C C Carr,
Gold Hill—J B R Morelock, J W
Hays, T J Pearce, judges; Carl Phelps
H D Reed, James McDougall, clerks.
South Jacksonville—G N Lewis, M
M Taylor, William Puhi, judges; Peter
Deieeb, W H McDaniel, Joseph Wei­
terer, clerks.
North Jacksonville—D Linn, J W
Robinson, J A Wilson, judges; S P De
Roboam, Henry Maury, Henry Dox,
Lake Creek—W C Daley, Lem Char­
ley, Herman Meyer, judges; Geo Frey,
Chas Kliugle, Charles Terrill, clerks.
Meadows—J B Welch, E C Pomeroy,
A J Olsen, judges; H H Mitchell, Ira
Love, Geo Walter, clerks
North Medford—M Purdin, E N
Warner, II B Nye, judges; M L Alford,
G L Schermerhorn, J C Hall, clerks.
South Medford—C I Hutchison, J A
Whitman, J H Butler, judges; L L
Jacobs, A Hubbard, F K Deuel, clerks.
Mound—W W Gregory, D W Beebe,
Charles W Lofland, judges; Joseph
Wilson, David Clngcade, E G Roberts,
Phoenix—L A Rose, A S Furry, D
Anderton, judges; W E Anderson, D
Lehners, Andrew Hearn, clerks.
Rock Point—W J Flippen, P W
Blackert, J T Miller, judges; B F
Ketchum, R*C Measurer, J W Dunkin,
Roxy—J N Hockersmith, I A Pruett,
Geo Garrett, judges; C C Taylor, A B
Ellsoc, II H Taylor, clerks.
Sam’s Valley—Horace Pelton, I J
Stacey, Thos Pankey, judges; C B
Fitzgerald, A L Gall, S M Nealon.
Sterling—Frank Ankeny, A B Salt­
marsh, Anson Gilson, judges; J M
Cantrall. M J D-Selby, James Lewis,
Talent—E. R. Oatman, L W D Mc-
Keel, E A Hendricks, judges; W Bee­
son, II H Goddard, J L Garvin, clerks
frail—J G Briscoe, A A Hall, David
Pence, judges; C T Skyrman, Arthur
Morrison. James Geary, clerks.
Union—D J S Pearce, W W Cameron,
J T Buckley, judges; Miles Cantrall,
Fred Sturgis, J E Bostwick, clerks.
Watkins—J M Dews, R Phillips,
Chas Pursel, judges; Ed Faucett, John
Louden, clerks.
Willow Springs—R F Dean. Frank
Hathaway, J W Ingram, judges; L E
Van Vliet, William Mansfle'd, William
Wright, clerks.
Wimer--Riley Hammersly, John
Owens, Jesse Neathhammer, judges;
Dayton Elliott, Curtis Manning, R W
Wakerean, clerks.
Woodville—G F Schmedtkeln, J D
Wimer, W V Jones, judges; J M Whip­
ple, J II Bagley, G W Wilcox, clerks.
It is a pleasure, io this day of great
industrial combinations, to n >te an
iustance where an independent con­
cern has attained to mammoth pro­
portions, and has grown steadily but
surely for years from a small begin­
ning into the fullness of the present
time. Such an institution is cited iu
the seed tusinessof D. M. Ferry & Co ,
which for nearly half a century has
gone forward each year, constantly
adding new customers and retaining
its old ones,until It is today the source
of seed supply from which the great
crops of tins country spring. Seed
houses have come and gone—some sur­
vived and flourished for years, but
finally succumbed for one rea-ou or
another, while Ferry’s kept growing
all the time. Thousands of farmers,
garceners and flower growers look to
them year after year for the seeds
from which the pro-perity of their
fields and gardens is to grow, and the
fact that, they are never disappointed
In Ferry’s seeds Is the secret of the
wonderful expansion of this popular
firm. You can buy their seeds in
every city, town or hamlet of this
land, and you are always certain that
Green for Evening Wear.
they are fresh, true to name and sure
to grow. Their 1904 Seed Annual, a
valuable guide in the selection of the
Green is a tremendously popular
prop r seeds to plant, will be sent free
for evening wear just now, and
to all readers of this newspaper who
apply to L. M. Ferry & Co., Detroit, there are few women so plHn this hue
does not become them. A blonde
A woman who marries a second time looks well iu pale green, a brunette in
Intermediate shades
runs two risks. She may regret she apple green.
becoming. But the
lost her fir? t busband or that she did
shade is bluivh green
not always have her second one. But,
in the first case, her second husband —the color of a bottle fly. Green
may regret her first husband even more spangks are unexcelled for modish
than she does, and tell her so, too.
evening gowns, and, in fact, "circus-
sy” decorations are all the vogue. For
The Russian government has just tho hair, “buds” are wearing green
placed an order with Armour & Co.
for 1,500,000 pounds of messmeat, for leaves covered with a varnish that
delivery at San Francisco January 22. produces a glistening effect. In the
The meat, It is said, is for the use of words of a witty woman, “It Is to
the Russian army,and its destination is glitter.”
said to be Port Arthur.
George Dusenbury, head usher of
the Iroquois theatre, Chicago, who is
charged with having the doors and ex­
its locked at the time of the fire, and
several other attaches to the play­
house were examined by the fire in­
spector. Witnesses show that the or­
chestra played a waltz all through and
then escaped with ease through exits
underneath the stage.
the United States government for the
benefit of the senators. These are
revealed in the official report made by
the secretary of the senate, and
among the items is “260 tons of læst
timothy hay for use of the United
States senate.” Another item is one
oak refrigerator and pan for commit­
tee on woman’s suffrage;” also “for
repairing three electric stoves;" also
“for one year’s subscription to the
Ladies’Home Journal." The report
shows that five dozen hair brushes
were bought and paid for out of the
contingent fund of the senate, also
nine dozen com os, 40 pounds of cam­
phor, 109 pounds of sponges, aside
from one dozen bath sponges, the lat­
ter $20 a dozen. The secretary’s re­
port shows that considerable sums of
mtney were spent l>^ the government
in order to purchase for the use of
senators attar of roses, oil of berga­
mot, glycerine, hair tonics, bay rum,
vaseline, dandruff cure, a gallon of
cologne, fourteen different kinds of
soap, feather dusters, 25 pounds ol
horehound candy, 6000 quinine tab­
lets, and also $600) worth of mineral
waters; also two dozen corkscrew
knives, $21.60; two wri-t bags, $10;
four manicure sets, $12; one year’s
subscription to the Delineator, one
year’s subscription to the Youth’s
Companion. These purchases were
paid fur out of what is called the con­
tingent fund.
We presume all these articles were
absolutely needed for the c< mfort and
good health of our venerable senators,
and that the government ought to
pay f »r them; but people who are un­
accustomed to such luxuries naturally
wonder why it is that they should be
taxed to furnish perfume, etc, for
men drawing $5000 a year salary.
W. A. Wjatt, state organizer of the
Sociali-t party, has been here in the
interests of that organizal ion.
Mrs. Lou O’Brien of Medford has
been visiting her friends and rela­
tives in tills vicinity.
The ball at Rose’s hall was a grand
success. It had the largest attend­
ance ever gathered at that place, 114
uumbere being sold. The mu-,ic was
furnished by Ray’s orchestra, ass sted
by Mrs. Saiu Cleland, a d was O. K.
Mrs. Grubb and her daughters have
arrived from California and ttkeo up
tbeir residence at the farm recently
purchased of R. Benedict.
The whist parly and candy pulling
at Mrs. Rose’s Wednesday evening
• as thoroughly enjoyed by all present
Sam Cleland and Joe Phelps who
are employed at the Greenback mine,
in Josephine county, spent the holi­
days here.
K. N. P epper .
NO. 3
Departed This Life
Rev. J. S. McCain, a familiar figure
In religious circles in the Northwest,
died at his residence in Medford, Jan.
13th, after a lingering illness.
He was born near Delphi, Ind., in
1837, coming to Oregon with his par­
ents In 1857 and locating in Yamhill
Mr. McCain was educated at the
Willamette University, and soon af­
terward entered the ministry, In
which sphere he was energetic and
effi ient. His profession called bitu to
Oregou, Washington, Idaho, In differ­
ent, parts of which he was well known.
About 30 years ago Mr. McCain first
came to Jackson county,being pastor
of the M. E churches at Jacksonville
and Ashland, and remained a few
years. He afterwards drifted back to
Southern Oregon and took up a per­
manent residence.
For a time he was engaged in jour­
nalism and the printing business in
Mr. McCain is survived by his wife
and five children by a forfler mar­
riage—Frank McCain of Riparia,
VVa-h., Mrs. Elda Christian and Mrs.
Minnie O’Neil of Cortland, Jas. Mc­
Cain and Mrs. Belle Myers, who live
in Alaska at.d Illinois respectively.
There are many who will hear of
his death with regret.
Escheat Proceedings.
The State of Oregon, through Dis­
trict Attorney Reames, has begun
proceedings to escheat the estiteof
the late John Woods. The matter
will be beard at the April term of the
Circuit Court.
The deceased had accumulated sev­
eral thousand dollars in money and
real property during his lifetime, but
left no known heirs. Like Her ry
Amerman, the richest man in Jack-
son county, with one exception, he
said be would make a will before he
died, but death came more suddenly
tha 1 they expected.
Ge >rge Chadbourne, an attorney of
San Francisco, gave notice that he
represented certain heirs to Mr.
Woods’ estate; but he has done noth­
ing further in the matter.
In all probability the state will be­
come the legatee of the dead man's
t h >usauds.
.Max Luckenbacb, wbo lately opened
a second blacksmith sbop, will do a
general line of work here.
A. E. Austin is renovating the
Baldwin House, and will open a hotel
in the spring.
J. N. Miller has taken charge of our
school, and will teach for three
months. This will be the fourth term
he lias'beguh in this county since the
1st of last March.
Mrs. Com best left her infant daugh­
ter in bed a short time since, and
when she went to get it not long af­
terward found it dead. The funeral
services were held at the residence.
Prof. Miller read from the Book of
Mr. Richardson has a tough time
Psalms and made some appropriate
getting through with the mail on ac­
remarks, and Mrs. Bell offered prayer.
count of the extremely bad road-; yet
The afflicted parents have the sympa­
he gets there just the same.
thy of the community.
Mrs. S. E. In low of Ashland and
her son, Harvey, have been visiting
T here is much complaint because of
their friends and relatives at Trail. the freight rates charged by our only
Harvey is attending the Normal railroad company. The Southern Pa­
school this winter.
cific has a monopoly of transportation
Ira Dawson Is among 119 again, from all points south of Albany, and so
after a few weeks’absence. We are long as this is the case, unless it is re­
not sure, but we believe the sparrows stricted by law, freight rates will be
are building a nest a little below and exorbitant. And the railroad company
to the left of his right-band pistol is not to be seriously blamed. It is only
doing what any individual would do
Mrs. Simpson Wilson, who lust three under like conditions—getting all the
tive-dollar gold pieces out of her results it can out of a monopoly. But
pocket-book, (toes not accuse anyone the people who pay excessive freight
of stealing them, as has been reported. rates are the ones to be blamed. It is
The purse simply became unlocked within their pow<.r to regulate freight
and the money fell out somewhere on rates. They could cause the Legislature
to enact a max mum freight law. Hav­
the ground.
A stranger has been stopping at the ing failed to do this they must suffer
Trail House for a few weeks, and does the consequences. A maximum freight
not tell his business; hence our com­ law is the only remedy for the ills they
munity is ail agog. We don’t know complain of. It is the privilege of the
whether he is a game warden, limber people to establish freight rates on all
inspector or postoffice inspector, or transportation. If they fail or neglect
whether he has come to see a lady to do this they have no just cause of
who answered an advertisement for a complaint. Let them profit by the
lesson they are now learning, and when
u us ba ud.
the Legislature meets in 1905 Insist on
A very enjoyable all*ir occurred on a maximum freight law. If they are
the evening of Dec. 29th at the resi­ persistent they can cause it to be enact­
dence of Mrs. Middlebusher. Piays ed.
were indulged in up to a late hour,
T he world “do move.” The cam­
while violin and organ music was fur­
paign of 1904 will be a unique one in
nished by George Lynch, Simpson
several ways, quite different from all
Wilson and others. There were too previous ones. Party leaders are plan­
many present to mention their names.
ning to use the phonograph in connec­
Suffice it to say the house was tion with the megaphone trumpet to
spell-bind the people. Orators of the
We congratulate ourselves that we two big parties cannot reach every
are practically above the fog lineal town and hamlet, and it would cost too
Trail, and have sunshine while those much even if they could. So the sc heme
lower dowu in the valley have been in is to have those speakers talk into the
the fog.
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machine and then send out the ma­
chines in care of good, responsible
A good strike has been made at the parties to the small towns and villages
old Bone of Contention mine, in where they will be set a-going to the
Williams Creek district. It was for edification of the people.
years true to its name; but more
recently It has been undergoing a sys­
W ashington newspaper men, the
tematic development, with apparent best possible authority, assert that
good results, as tho lately reported John Sharp Williams, the new Demo­
strike would indicate. An eight-stamp cratic leader tn the national house of
mill has been placed on the Bone of representatives, rarely, if ever, loses
Contention, and the whole property is his temper. No assault can rufile his
being well overhauled and opened up imperturbability, and he is expected to
by Forbes & McClung, Montana min­ remain calm and smiling through the
ing men.
bitterest passages with Republican op­
ponents. His most famous speech was
T he Louisiana Purchase Exposition, in defense of Schley in the Fifty-seventh
in its preliminaries and actualities, will
soon be with us. Therefore, learn the Congress, and it was he who convulsed
correct pronunciation of St. Louis, so the house by referring to Crowinshield
as to be able to discuss the great fair as "the greatest tar that ever stayed
fearlessly and fluently.
To Cure a Cold in One Day iXX.
Take Laxative
Bromo Quinine Tablets.
Seven Million bora soM in
pot 13 Booths.
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W. T. York wasa Jacksonville visitor
Miss Emma Reed, who has been stop­
Although Not in Force When ping in Portland, is now in Salem.
Mrs. Helen Rowe of Tolo has been
isment Begins Asses
visiting In Medford and Jacksonville.
ors 3 May Recognize It
T. J. Kenney made a trip to Gold
Hill Monday.
Section 1.—That section 3039 of
Thos. M. Center ot Yreka, Calif., is
Bellinger and Cotton’s Annotated making this section a short visit.
Codes and Statutes of Oregon, as
T. K. Bolton of Ashland made our
amended by an act entitled “An Act city a visit Monday.
to amend section 3093 of Bellinger
B. P. Theiss, jobber In groceries, was
aud Cotton’s Annotated Codes and
Statutes of Oregon,” approved Feb­ In Jacksonville today.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rapp of Talent
ruary 24, 1903, be and the same is
hereby amended so as to read as were among those in Medford recently.
Miss Maud Wilson, the milliner,
Sec. 3039—The following property made Jacksonville a visit Tuesday.
shall be exempt from taxation:
Al Bell has gone to his old haunts in
1— All property real and persona) Siskiyou county, Calif., and may re-
of the state and of the United States main.
and this <tate.
RoM. B. Dow, our clever deputy
2— A1P property or corporate prop­
county treasurer, was a recent visitor
erty of the several counties, cities,
in Medford.
villages, towns and school districts In
Mrs. R. P. Neil of Ashland has
this state used or intended for cor­
visiting relatives and friends liv­
porate purposes.
Grants Paas.
3— The personal property of all
Edna Wells, the well-known
literary, benevolent, charitable and
scientific institutions incorporated school teacher, has accepted a position
within this state, and such real estate in the Harrisburg school.
belonging to such institutions as
Hon. John D. Olwell has been in Port
shall be actually occupied for the land, meeting with the National Live-*
purpose for which they were incor­ stock Association.
porated .|
Dillon Hill, one of our most energetic
4— All houses of public worship and
horticulturists, spent a few hours in
the lots on which they are situated,
Jacksonville Wednesday.
and the pews or slips and furniture
R. L. Parker and W. W. Parker,
therein, and all burial grounds, tombs
citizens of Big Butte pre­
and rights of burial; but any part of
any building, being a house of pabllc cinct, were with us Thursday.
Mias Bernice Cameron, who has been
worship, which shall be kept or used
as a store or shop or for any other stopping in Medford for some time, re­
purpose, except for public worship or turned to her home on Applegate Thurs­
fur schools, shall be taxed upon the day.
cash valuation thereof, the same as
John H. Devlin, manager of the
per.-onal property, to the owner.or oc­ Chicago Portrait Co., spent a couple of
cupant, or to either, and the taxes days In this section the forepart of the
shall be collected thereon in the same week.
manner as taxes on personal properly.
Clarence Hafer, of the Iowa Lumber
5— All public libraries, and the and Box Co., has gone to Council
personal property belonging thereto Bluffs. It is rumored that he will not
and connected therewith, and the return alone.
real property belonging to and upon
Prof. 8. P. Robbins, who was a
whicn the library is situated.
victim to the prevailing epidemic, is
6— -The properly of all Indians re­ again filling his position in the Jack­
siding upon Indian reservations who sonville school.
have not severed their tribal relations
or taken and In severalty, except' Mrs. Marie Andrews Dill of Green­
lands held by them by purchase or wood, B. C., formerly a teacher in the
inheritance, and situate on any public school of Jacksonville, has been
Indian reservation. Provided how­ paying this section a visit.
Messrs. Beckley and Bobbington
ever, that the lands owned or held by
Indians in seyeralty upon any Indian prominent citizens of Oakland, Douglas
reservation, and the personal property county, came out Thursday to inspect
of such Indians upon such reserva­ District Attorney Reames’ gas plant.
tion, shall be exempt from taxation
J. W. Slinger of Lake Creek, the
when so provided by any law cf the successful stock raiser, has been in Med­
United States and not otberwise.
ford several day«, visiting his many
7— The personal property of all friends. He was accompanied by Fred
persons who by reason of Infirmity, Downing.
age or proverty, may in the opinion
Clarence L. Reames, deputy district
of the assessor be unable to contri­ attorney, went to Grants Paas Tuesday
bute toward the public charges.
evening, to be present at the prelimi­
8— -The following property, if owned nary examination of a party charged
by a householder, and in actual use, with robbery.
or kept for use, by and for his or her
D. Perozzi, the genial proprietor of
family; household goods, furniture the Ashland Creamery, who was se­
and utensils, two cows, ten sheep, five riously injured not long since, is con­
swine, and the tools, Implements, valescing, we are pleased to learn.
apparatus, team, vehicle, harness or
Capt. J. T. C. Nash and his family
library necessary to enable any person left for their elegant new home in
to carry on his trade, occupation cr Berkeley, Calif. They are accompanied
profession by which such person earns by the best wishes of many friends.
his or her living, to the amount of
J. A. Whitman and J. D. Heard, of
three buodred(300)dollars, the articles
to be selected by such householder: the Oro Grande Mining Co., returned
provided, however, that when the from the scene of operations the fore­
assessed valuation of the personal
property above enumerated shall part of the week. The prospects for a
amount to less than three hundred big cleanup there are favorab!-.
(300)dollars, then only such amount as
the total of such property herein
enumerated shall be exempt from
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carry, easy to take, pleasant and
never failing in results are DeWitt’s
Little Early Risers. A vial of these
little pills in the vest-pocket is a
certain guarantee against headache,
biliousness, torpid liver and all of
the ills resulting from constipation.
They tonic and strengthen the liver.
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How We have 6rown
Walter J. Ballard, the noted statis­
tician, has furnished us with the
follow log, which is especially interest­
ing. It is facts ou population and
race, taking 1790 and 1900 as a basis
for calculation.
United States, area, 1790, square
miles, 819,466.
Additions—Louisiana and Florida
purchases, 932,881 quare miles.
Texas, Mexican war cession and
extension of British claims in region,
1,186,674 square miles.
Gadsden purchase, 31,017 square
Alaska purchase, 590,884 square1
Hawaii, Philippines, Porto Rico.
Guam, Samoa and the draining of!
Lake Tulare,California, 129,700 square i
Area, 1900, 3,690,882, or more than
four times as large as in 110 years.
This gives us one-fourteenth In­
stead ot one-sixtieth of the land sur­
face ot the globe.
Population in 1790, United States
proper, 8,929,214.
Population in 1890, United States
proper, 62,979,766.
Population in 1900, United States, I
Hawaii, Porto Rico, the Philippines,
Guam and Samoa, 8,083,683.
American residents abroad, 91,219.
Population, 1900, 84,233,069.
Northern states—Population, 1900,
Population, 1790, 1,968,040.
Increase in 110 years, 22,562,353.
Between 1890 and 1900 the »ortbern
states increased 19.0 percent In popu­
lation, but the southern states in­
creased 22.4 per cent»
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