Taxpaying is Lively BRIEF MENTION S. C. Swaggorty and his son were Sheriff Rader lias had the tax roll CARE NEEDED AT THE CHANGE in his hands but a short time, but has recent visitors In Medford. FROM ONE TO THE OTHER. already collected about $40,000, exclu Sugar of all grades has advanced 10 Many a Life Spent in Sufferinif lieeaiiss Troubles Were Allowed to Develop At This Time. Every mother of agrowing girl should remember tluit there will ooiue a time when her daughter will be a girl no longer but will share with her the bless ings of womanhood. Unless nourish ment keeps pace with growth the founda tions of a life of suffering are laid at that time. Mrs. John MacKinney, of No. 478 Thirteenth street, Detroit,Mieh., writes a timely word. She says : “ I did not get proper care at the first critical time in my life and for seven teen years I suffered as a result. I had dizzy spells, felt a constant fear that something dreadful was alxmt to happen and was afraid to go out alone. My breathing was very short and I had pal pitation of the heart so badly that I could not go up stairs nor walk even moderately fast. I was so nervous that I could not sit still. At different times for years I was under the care of the best physicians in Detroit nnd I tried n numlter of advertised medicines. Noth ing helped me until, on the advice of a neighbor, I tried Dr. Williams’ Pink Pills for Pale People. I felt relie vast before the first box was finished and I kept on taking them until I was cured. “ Lsist winter my little girl had rheu matism and I gave her Dr. Williaius’Pink Pills and she got well right away. My niece was thought to be going into cou- sumption and, upon my advice, she tried the pills. They curv'd her cough and she is now well and strong. My entire fam ily are enthusiastic pver Dr. Williams’ Pink Pills for Pale People and we can not say enough in their praise,” These pills effect such cures be cause they go to the root of the disease. Ollier remedies act on the symptoms— these marvelous vegetable pills remove the cause of the trouble. They have proved themselves to be an unfailing specific for all diseases arising from im pure blood and weakened nerves—two fruitful causes of nearly all the ills to which humankind is heir. Dr. Williams’ l*ink Pills for Pale People are sold in boxes at 50 cents a box, or six boxes for *2.50, and may be had of all druggists, or direct from I>r. Williams Medicine Co., Schenectady, N.Y. Á Serious Accident. C. W. Parker, of Ashland, who in company with h*ls brother-in-law, J. Leslie Corbett, is developing a quartz mine owned by them on Wagner Creek, about ten miles west of Ash land, was the victim of a frightful ac cident from the explosion of giant powder, Friday afternoon. Mr. Par ker at.d a companion, J. H. Gilder sleeve, had prepared three charges in the tunnel, one of which went out. Parker went back to relight it, when it exploded. Besides Internal in juries, the effect of which can not be determined.be suffered a compound fracture of the right ft rearm, a frac ture of the knee, one eye is almost destroyed and the other slightly in jured. Dr. H. M. Shaw, who is in at tendance, reports him to be in a seri ous condition. Spring Humors Come to most people and cause many troubles,—pimples, boils and other eruptions, besides loss of appetite, that tired feeling, fits of biliousness, indigestion and headache. The sooner one gets rid of them the better, and the way to get rid of them and to build up the system that has suffered from them is to take Hood’s Sarsaparilla and Pills Forming in combination the Spring Medicine par excellence, ct unequalled strength in purifying the blood as shown by unequalled, radical and per manent cures of Scrofula Scald Head All Kinds of Humor Blood Poisoning Catarrh sive of the railroad company’s portion, which would almost double that amount. Next Tuesday will be the last day on which the three per cent rebate allowed under the law can be taken advantage of, and a large number of taxpayers more will yet report at the tax collector's office before that privilege expires. This isevidenceof the fact that money is still plentiful in Jackson county, notwithstanding that the hay and grain crop was short last season. Taxes are somewhat higher than they were last year, and those who are not familiar witbthe reason of this are inclined to criticise the County Court, which is composed of Judge Prim, Democrat, and Commissioners Thos. Riley and J. Patterson, Repub licans. This is unjust. As a matter of fact, they have managed affairs so well that they were able to levy two mills less for county purposes than they did the year before, besides re ducing the county debt considerably. The increase In the tax rata is en tirely due to the last Legislature, which made a number of very large appropriations and compelled a levy for state taxes almost double that of the year previous. Besides, it increas ed the amount to be raised for school purposes. Taxes would have been several mills lower this year if the Legislature bad not met at all in 1903- According to the “Republican” Hervey Lindley, the president of the Klamath Lake Railroad Company, has agreed to extend hlaroad to Klam ath Falls this year, it possible, but by positive agreement to bo there not later than January 1, 1906, if the people if Klamath county will sign a subsidy of »150,000, pajable one- third when the first ten miles of the road is completed, one-third mure when the second Un miles is complet ed, and the balance when the road is finished into the corporate limits of the town of Klamath Falls. The woik of raising the bonus has been placed in the bands of J. G. Pierce, and be has been granted fall author ity to act for the railroad company in this matter. Further, Mr. Lindley will put up bonds of the road with the banks there as collateral security, to guarantee the building of the en tire road to that place, within the time above stated. Almost Ready for Business. Dr. C. R. Ray h.is been granted au thority by tiie County Court to place poles and fixtures for the transmis sion of electricity from bis dam at Gold Ray to Ashland on the south and the Josephine county boundary line on the north. It will thus be seen that he will soon be ready to supply light and power to nearly all of the towns in Jackson county. Dr. Ray gives the Information that the power bouse is about completed, the flood gates have been put in, the water wheels are in place and have teen tested and found to run all right. He states that the high water did not damage bis works in the least. 'Phe water was fully eight feet deep as it flowed over the dam. During th e last storm it was not as high in Rogue River within six inches as it was during the flood of a couple of weeks before. Above the dam the water was higher this year by four inches than it was at any time last winter; but this may be accounted for by the fact I hat last, wi^er one sec tion of the dam was nut completed. •alt Rheum »100 Reward, >100. Bolle, Pimples Readers of this paper will be pleas Psoriasis ed to learn that there is al least one Rheumatism dreaded disease, that science has been Dyspepsia, Etc able to cure in all its stages, and that Catarrh. Hall’s Catarrh Cure is Accept no substitute, but be sure to it the only positive cure no* known to iet Hood’s, and get it today. ihe medical fraternity. Catarrh be ing a constitutional disease, requires constitutional treatment. Hall’s Ca T he attention of President Roose tarrh Cure is taken internaliy, acting velt to the ruthless slaughter of elk directly upon the blood and mucous faces of the system, thereby de has been called none too early, and it is sui stroying the foundation of the dis gratifying to know that drastic meas ease, ar d giving the patient strength ures are to be taken to suppress the by building up the constitution and evil. While the Order of Elks has a assisting uature in doing its work. decided interest in the preservation of The proprietors have so much faith in its curat ive powers that they offer this noble game, it is unfortunately One Hundrid Dollars for any case true that the use of elk teeth as badg that it fails to cure. Send for list of es has stimulated the wholesale de testimonials. Address: F. J. O rkney & Co., struction of elk simply for the sake of Toledo, O. Sold by Druggists, 75. the teeth which could be obtained, and Take Hall’s Family Pills for con for which fancy prices would be paid. stipation. The Tacoma lodge of the order Is en titled to commendation in its offer to not only assist in policing the Olympic, Wash., region, but in pledging itself to use no more elk teeth as emblems of Secretary of State Dunbar has pre. the order until the slaughter for the pared a circular letter which he is sake of the teeth shall be stopped. This sending out to all Indian War veter action should receive the co-operation ans who have unpaid claims against of all other lodges of the order,especial the state. He informs them that ly in this state. since the appropriation lias been ex hausted be has no further authority to audit claimi or issue warrants; but he will preserve the claims and present them to the next legislature. ThiB Is In accordance with a gener al law prescribing the duties of the Secretary of State. The claims now In the hands of the Secretary of State amount to »35,228,0«. It is under stor d that Adjutant-General Ganten- beln has received claims amounting to »15,000 more. Whether the re maining claims will be paid rests en tirely with the legislature. They ought to be settled by al) means. Legislature Must Decide. S ---------------------- • — cents per hundred pounds. Ira L. Greninger, formerly of Gold .Hill, is reading law in the office of his uncle, Justice J. A. Buchanan of Rose burg. Burglars are paying some attention to Ashland. Several minor burglaries are reported, including the robbery of W m. Tate’s store. March is not so far behind February with Its 10.58 inches of moisture. About an inch and a half fell during the first week of this month. Jas. and Fred Cornutt have pur chased a house and lot in Central Point of Jas. F. Wilson, who will re move to Jacksonville. Bert Bostwick of Applegate had a b<?ie of one of his arms fractured by being thrown from a buggy in Medford Saturday. His companions escaped in jury. Monroe Gorden, administrator of the estate of U. Gorden, deceased, was in Medford Sa day. He is offering for sale two head of horses and 40 head of stock cattle. Mrs. A. N. Drake has extended to March 15th the offer of »300 reward for the-reeovery of the body of her hus band who was lost near Dad’s creek, Douglas county, on Jan. 18th. We are informed that there are sev eral cases of the prevailing disease, yclept the “Manila itch/’ but which the doctors call a type of small pox, at Phoenix. None are of a serious nature as yet, however. Rev. Clarence H. Lake of The Dalles will be the new pastor of St. George's Episcopal church at Roseburg, having been called to fill the va.ancy caused by the resignation of Rev. John Daw son, who recently went to Portland. If troubled with weak digestion, belching or sour stomach, use Cham berlain's Stomach and Liver Tablets and you will getqu’ck relief. For sale by all druggists. Central Point will hold its annual town election next Monday. Not much interest is being taken in it, there prac tically Is being no opposition, unless it may be for trustee. But one candidate for any of the other places has as yet put in an appearance. Ed. Knighten, who died rather sud denly at Eagle Point not long ago, was the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Knighten and a native of Southern Oregon. He had been in poor health for some time past. The remains were buried in the Phoenix cemetery. The will of Johanna Blecher, who died lately at her farm in Poorman’s creek cistrict, devised »1000 to Joh’i Christopher and the balance of the property to H. H. Blecher (who died since the will was made) which will be divided among his heirs, who live in Germany. Schneider & Bristow, who are oper ating a saw mill on Anderson Creek, with success, manufacture a superior quality of lumber of different kinds. They have a considerable quantity for sale, which they are disposing of at reasonable rates. Tbeir address is Talent. Thirty dollars each have the Japa nese section men in Southern Oregon, in fact the whole state, agreed to sub scribe to the war fund, Already the committees of the Portland Japanese association have secured over 19000, and by the end of the month it is ex pected the fund will be swelled to »15,000. Larkin Reynolds had one of his legs seriously injured a few days ago. while at work in the Opp mine, situated a few miles west of Jacksonville. He was at work in the shaft, when a bucket of ore held by a peg in the windlass suddenly descended and struck one of his nether limbs near the ankle, injur ing it severely. J. U. Willeke and A. Gangwisch have purchased of Mrs. T. Cameron the Blatt placer mining property, com prising 80 acres, which is located a few miles west of Jacksonville. The price paid was »1000. The new pro prietors will fit up the mines, which are quite valuable, and operate them with improved methods. Chas. A. M. Schllerholtz, ex-speciai agent of the U. S. land office, who will live long in the memory of many per sons who filed applications for land in the U. S. land office at Roseburg, is now acting as an attorney for a Michi gan syndicate of timber buyors, who are contesting fora lot of land in Crook county. He is at present located In Portland. Those wishing to attend the Lewie & Clark Exposition next year will be favored with unusually low rates, to- wit; To Portland and return from Chicago and common points, »50; to Portland and return from St. Paul, Omaha, Kansas City and common points, »45; to Portland and return from Denver, Colorado Springs, Pueblo and common points, »40. Applications under the timber and stone act and homestead laws received, final proofs taken, and all business connected with U. S. government lands promptly and accurately attend ed to “y Cbas. Nickell, U. S. Commis sioner for the District of Oregon. Office with the S outhern O rego - N1AN, Medford. Phone 211. The Jackson County Ministerial Association held its regular bi-monthly meeting in Jacksonville Monday even ing Owing to the Inclement weather there was only a fair attendance. After a short business meeting an In teresting program of public services was observed. The subject of discus sion was "Why More Men Do Not Ac cept the Gospel.” Rev. F G. Strange of Jacksonville read a paper on this topic, which was followed by remarks by other ministers. Will Delloboam and Miss Mabel PERSONAL MENTION Hall, son and daughter of two of our best-known citizens, were married Miss Bernice Cameron of Uniontown Tuesday. It was the occasion of the is visftiDg in Medford. assemblage of a merry crowd, who John Tungate of Big Butte was started the young couple on the sea of among our visitors Saturday. matrimony under favorable auspices. Jos. W. Olwell was in Medford Tues We wish them a long life of prosperity day, on his way to Jacksonville. and bliss, in which we are joined by Miss Carrie Dyer of Ashland has many. bean visiting friends living here. According to Information given by Mrs. E. A. Langley is assisting Mrs. J. A. Wilson, recorder of Banner Lodge No. 23, A. O. U. W., Jackeon- C. L. Corwjn at her millinery store. ville, which was established 24 years H. Von der Hellen of Wellen and bls ago, »40.000 has been paid to the bene son, Will, were among our recent visit ficiaries of its deceased members, who) ors. number twenty, to-wit: W. H. Simp J. T. Bradshaw of Trail and his son, T. T. McKenzie, J. H. Evans, family have become residents of Med Frank Krause, J. P. McDaniel, John ford. Noland, T. J. Clopton, John Miller, D. társ. Lou Shea of Glendale visited in Peninger, J. G. Birdseye, H. V. Helms, Medford and Jacksonville a few days Peter Elmer, C. W. Taylor, T. G. since. Reames, Geo. Hines, Kaspar Kubli, Dr. T. T. Shaw and Chas. Brown Henry Klippel, C. C. Magruder, Max were in Medford Saturday on land Muller and W. J. Piymale. b usiness. W. A. Hutton and Miss Mabel Wil R. H. Moore Of Gold Hill, the mer son, accompanied by Chas. Ramsey chant, did business in Ashland a few and Miss Lulu Hartzell, formed a days ago. party who went to Jacksonville Mon J. E. Toft, J. U. .Willeke and A. N. day on interesting business. The Woody did business with the tax col county clerk furnished the couple first- lector Monday. named with the necessary permission E. T. Staples of Ashland was among and a few minutes afterward they were bls friends in Jacksonville and Med made man and wife by Judge Prim. Mr. and Mrs. Hutton, who are well- ford last week. known in Medford, will begin house R, M.Tuke has returned from a trip keeping at once in our city. They have to the mines of the southern part of many friends, all of whom join in con Douglas county. gratulations and best wishes for a pros D F. Esteb has returned, and ex perous and happy future. pects to find a location somewhere in Martin Heston of Grants Paas has Southern Oregon. been chosen captain of the famous Ann Chas. Dunford, our accommodating Arbor football team, better known as transferman, did business In Medford the “Wolverines.” It was Heston who several times lately. covered himself with glory the two Mrs. Frank Dickey, of Ashland, has ia<t seasons as the star quarterback of I gone to Fort Worth, Texas, her for the team, doing a big share in carry mer home, on a visit. ing the Wolverines to victory in the H. W Jackson and J. E. Barkdull several games they played. It was pre dicted some time ago that Heston was returned Friday from their trip to tbo choice and would be elected captain Portland and Salem. of the Ann Arbor team. He comes Col. J. A. Waddle, representing W. from a long line of athletes, and re J*. Van Schuy ver A Co., was among his ceived his training in the pine woods customers this week. and hills of Southern Oregon. He will R. A. Pech, one of the energetic graduate at Ann Arbor this year. young farmers of Lake Creek district, Miss Eula Howard, daughter of Mr. was in Medford Friday. and Mrs. J. W. Howard of Grants Chas. F. Young, one of Gold Hill’s Pass, who promises to become a musi prominent business men, was in Med cal virtuoso, recently gave a recital at ford and Jacksonville Monday. San Francisco. She won the plaudits H. F. and A. S. Bailey of Ashland of a critical audience. The Chronicle, speaking of- the event, says: Miss have been visiting in Jacksonville. Eula Howard, a young girl pianist of They were in Medford Sunday. musical promise, was presented to the N. S. Bennett has gone to Crater public last evening in concert by her Lake, to get some fine pictures of win instructor, Hugo Mansfeldt, at Stein ter scenery around that wonder. way Hall. This attractive little maid J. E. Enyart, B. H. Harris and a rendered a program of difficult compo gentleman from Washington have gone sitions of varied moods, not only with to Big Butte to view the situation. careful and notable technique, but with powers of interpretation seldom Rev. Mr. Smith has been holding ser witnessed in a musician of her age. vices on Applegate, and was listened to Contributors to newspaper* are often by large and attentive congregations. mistaken in the idea that newspapers Thos. C. Norris, the wideawake deal need something “to fill up” with. The er in dirt, has recovered from a ten- contrary is true,and the editorial waste day9 spell of sickness and is cm duty basket bears out the statement. Cor again. respondents and contributors should Horace Pelton was over from Sam’s always bear in mind that one of the Valley Monday. He returned the same first rules of the newspaper office is day, accompanied by bls brother that ail matter must be “boiled down’’ James. and that “space-annihilatom” in the Lewis Sisley and his wife, who have shape of long articles are in no sense been visiting relatives living at Phoe an aid to the editor, while short, snap nix, returned to their home in Idaho py items upon nearly i ny topic are al last week. ways welcome. Whenever it occurs to H. S. Reed, the well-known operator send in an item to the local paper “boll it down.” A short article will of In mines, spent Sunday with J. D. ten find room in the pagier—a long one Fletcher, his partner. He was on his rarely ever. way north. Malta Comtflandery No 4, Knights W. T. Lindsay of Siskiyou county, Templar, of Ashland, Wednesday had Calif., who has been making Medford an official visit from Geo. H. Hill of ard Jacksonville a short visit, has re Portland, R. E. Commander of the turned home. Grand Comtnandery of Oregon, who Thos. W. Reid, the enterprising min was accompanied by several of the er, who is now operating in Galice other officers of the Grand Command- Creek district, visited in Medford the ery, including D. C. Agler, grand Gen forepart of the week. eralissimo, Judge Geo. H. Burnett of Misses Pauline and Delia Reuter were Salem, grand Captain-General, and in Medtord Monday. The latter left Frank J. Miller of Albany, grand Se for Th»/ Dalles that evening, on a visit nior Warden. It was the occasion of a to her brother and sisters. regular conclave of the local command- Mrs. J.C. Murphy has been visiting ory at its asylum in Masonic hall, and addresses in the Interest of the order her son, Jos. S. Murphy of Medford, were made by the visiting officials, af and his 'atnily. The latter’s wife has ter which a lunch was served in the been very sick, but is now considerably banquet room and a social time enjoy improved. ed, suys the Tidings. Rev. T. W. Carston of Goldendale, The directors of Ashland school dis Wash , who held services in Medford a trict have chosen the following teach short time since, will soon be the regu ers to serve during the year which be lar paslci? of our Baptist church, hav gins next September: W. F. Cameron, ing accepted a call made by it. principal. G. W. Milam, principal of the East School; G. R. Carlock, now of Birth Stones Talent, principal of the new school building or West Ashland school. January—Garnet. Grade teachers: Miss Mary B. Leslie, February —Amethyst. Miss Maymie McWilliams, Miss Mary March—Bloodstone. Mulit, Miss Margaret Byers, Miss May April—Diamond. Sutton, Miss Harriet Ganiere, Miss May—Emerald. Deci a Willits, Miss Gertrude Engle, June—Pearl. Miss Ola M. Myers, Miss Mary Foshay, J uly—Ruby. Miss Adelaide Beebe, Miss Hattie August—Sardonyx. Gleason, Miss Grace Garrett and Miss September—Sapphire. Carrie Bentley. Miss Lida Lottridge October—Opal. and Miss Etta Johnson, two efficient November—Topaz. teachers, declined re-election. December—Tuiquoise. A SIGNIFICANT BANQUET Supreme Court and Trust Mag nates Dine With President. PASSING OF THE TRUST BUSTER The Reported Opposition Street to President fated—Corporation Trust Millionaires of Wall Roosevelt Re- Mascaates Is u jo y and White House Hospitality. The evidence has at last come out that all the talk of President Roose velt’s opposition to the trusts and Wall street was sheer political buncombe. The list of guests present at the White House at the (liuuer on Jan. 28 In hon or of the supreme court Included A. J. Cassatt, president of the Pennsylva nia railroad; James Stillman, presi dent of the First National bank of New York and head of the Rockefeller banking syndicate; Wlllluui F. Draper, head of the cotton machinery trust; Representative Llttauer, charged with illegal profits from army glove con tracts; Norman B. Ream, director of the steel trust, besides other great financial magnates and corporation attorneys. As these great banquets are in the public eye and are exploit ed in the society columns of the news papers, the invitation to the trusts and financial'millionalres shows plainly that all the talk about their being opposed to the nomination and election of Roosevelt Is but an endeavor to capti vate the “plain people” with the Idea that the Republican candidate Is op posed to the trusts and will Btay their extortion. The president of the United States, like other people, does not in vite guests with whom he does not wish to associate or with whom he Is not on the most friendly terms. The state banquet to the supreme court is one of the great events of the Wash lngton social season, and to be invited to meet the chief justice and his asso ciates is considered a great honor and much sought after. The guests are carefully selected and with premedita tion. It is therefore strangely signifi cant that the president should select the head of the great Rockefeller syn dicate and one of the leading members of the Morgan steel trust to meet the judges who have an important trust case now under consideration and would. If the administration was real iy opposed to the trusts, have these very men on trial for conspiracy in restraint of trade. Whatever object President Roosevelt may have had in thus bringing the judiciary in touch with the trusts, he li3S most certainly served notice on the voters that he is on the moat friendly terms with the great corporation interests and the most important members of the Wall street crowd and the money power. Those Republican newspapers that have been attempting to fool the people Into believing that they had a trust buster in the White House will soon have to be singing a new song, the burden,of which will be that the-great flj^iucial «tajuf the country are united In support of fhe party and its nominee, who alone will conserve the great business Interests. The exigen cies of the campaign may require this open alliance between President Roose velt and the trusts that the campaign coffers may be filled, without which the wheels of the Republican chariot would drag heavily and the voice of their spellbinders be busbed. The trusts are still in the saddle and looking for ward to another long lease of prosperi ty if Mr. Roosevelt Is elected president of the United States. A b Uphill Game. A Republican of any prominence who openly favors reforming the tar iff or curbing the trusts is playing an uphill game. All the powerful monop olies and corporations that are Inter ested pour out money to defeat any Republican who shows independence, and the great majority of the Repub lican newspapers attack him as a traitor. It matters not that all he de sires is to see the most moderate re form accomplished and still claims to believe in the doctrine of protection. Out in Iowa, Governor Cummins has declared for what is called the “Iowa Idea,” which is merely to reform those schedules of the tariff that shelter the trusts und possibly carry the reforma tion far enough to prevent the trusts selling cheaper in foreign countries than to our people, It is reasonable to suppose that even a protectionist, if he is not interested in some trust or monopoly, would favor such a mod- erate reform. The farmers are de- mauding It, and those whose lneomes are limited favor any plan that will reduce the coijj of living to match their ability to supply their reasonable ne cessities. But the leaders of the Re publican party say, “Let well enough alone," and they control congress, and the corporations control them, so re form is Impossible as long as this league of the politicians and plunder ers is kept In power by the voters. Farmer* to Be Ignored. The cry that 1 b going up from the farmers of the western states for tariff revision Is to be Ignored or denounced as tainted with Democracy by the Re publican leaders. Reciprocity, humbug as it is, that Blaine and McKinley saw might be made useful to ward off the breakdown of protection, is retired to the rear and receives no word of com tnendaUon from the “stand pat" proph ets and preachers. What Will the Voters Sayf H 1 Z 0° But in order to do so it is absolutely necessary that tbe stomach bo strong and healthy. It must be in condition STOMACH to properly digest the food or you will receive no bene fit from it, and as a result you lose flesh, the blood be ■fllTTEliS comes impure and tbe bowels constipated. HOSTETTER’S’ STOMACH BITTERS wi" sweeten the stomach and restore it to a norma) con dition without fail. Then you’ll enjoy your meals, and will not be bothered again with Belching, Sour Stomach, Poor Appetite, Costiveness, Indigestion, Dyspepsia, Biliousness or Liver and Kidney Ailments. • because the Bitters positively cures all such complaints. We urge all sickly men and women to try it at once. “Stand pat uu high taxatlou. protect the trusts and pray for prosperity!” is the Republican cry. The voters will have a chance to say bow they like it next November. S enator P erkins of California is authority for the statement that the United States navy ranks third ;n point of tonnage and first for equipment. One good battleship counts for more than a dozen obsolete craft, the latter being fit for little else than training ships and police duty. It is little less than murder to place men on antiquat ed warships and send them to battle. A case in point was that at Santiago, where the Americans sank the Span iards as if they were cockle shells. For a fighting ship, whatever its class may be, the best is none too good. LOCAL NOTES. IT IS A MATTER OF HEALTH ; Miss Jo Orth is paying relatives and friends living at Medford a visit. Miss May Huffer, the trained ni uree, has returned from a professional visit to Josephine county. A. Learned, of the B osb Kandy Kitchen, who has been quite sick, is convalescing. District Attorney Reames went north Monday evening, on a short pro fessional tour. Kobt. Wilson, a well-known citizen of Poorman's Creek, was among our visitors Wednesday. H. D. Kubli of Applegate and bis family were in Jacksonville and Med ford Wednesday. Rev. F. G. Strange will preach at Absolutely RM ? the Presbyterian church in Jackson THERE/S NO SUBSTITUT* ville Sunday morning and evening. MissMNellie Wulf, who Is employed at the Depot Hotel in Ashland, visited in Jacksonville last week. The Habit of Doing One’s Rev. J. D. Murphy will hold services Best. at the Catholic church in Jacksonville at 8:30 a. m, and in Mad ford at 10:30 This habit of always doing one’s a. m. best enters into the very marrow of Rev. Sanford Snyder held interest one’s heart and character, It affects ing services at Central Point Sunday. one's bearing, one’s self-possession. He will preach in Jacksonville next The man wh > does everything to a Sabbath. finish has a feeling of serenlty;be Is not Ben Chapman, formerly of Williams easily thrown off his balance; he has Creek, was severely’injured not long nothing to fear, and he can look the since, near Gold Hill, Nevada, by the world in the face because he feels con overturning of a wagon. scious that be has not put shoddy into Geo. Hoffman, John Ashpole and Dan anything, that he Las had nothing to Chapman, Assessor Jones’ efficient do with sham« and that be has always deputies, have begun assessing the done bis level best The sense of effi county, notwithstanding the inclement ciency, of being master of one’s craft, of being equal to any emergency, the weather. A. A. Davis, who is developing his consciousness of possessing the ability quartz ledge located in Kane’s Creek to do with superiority whatever one district, is meeting with much encour undertakes, will give soul satisfaction agement. A ledge eight feet in width, which a half-hearted, slipshod work carrying sulphurate of undoubted er never knows. When a mao feels throbbing within richness, has been struck. uim the power to do what be uoder- Geo. Walter of Applegate, one of the I takes as well as it can possibly *be pioneers of Southern Oregon, was in done, and ail t is faculties say “Amen” Jacksonville Wednesday, on probate to what he is doing and give their un business. He has been appointed exe qualified approval to his efforts—this cutor of the will of the late Johanna ■ is happiness, this is success. This Blecher. buoyant sense of power spurs the There will be a special meeting of faculties to their fullest development. the members of Oregon Chapter No. 4, It unfolds the mental, the moral and R A. M., Thursday evening Con I the phy-ical forces, and this very siderable preparation is being made for growth, the consciousness of an ex the event, and quite a number of Ma panding mentality and of a broaden- sons from different parts of Southern I g bo. izon, gives an added satisfac Oregon will be in attendance. tion teyond the power of words to de Doug Holton, who got his start in scribe. It Is a realization of nobility, Josephine county, was on the north, the divinity of the mind. bound train Wednesday, en route from Southern California to Portland,where To the Citizens of Medford be is engaged in business. His father, and Vicinity. Dr. D. S. Holton, accompanied him to the land of the orange and one- W. W. Eifert wishes to announce lunger. that be has opened a first-class Mer Tailoi iQg Parlor in Karres & Trie Republican county committee chant Ritter Building, 7th street, opposite met at Medford on the 9th and called the Medford Book Store where we two conventions—one to meet at Gold are prepared to do Ladies’ and Hill on May 9th. which will nominate Gents’ Talloi ing in first-class style. Our emits must have the Style, Fit candidates for the county offices; the and Workmanship, or no sale. We other, that will elect delegates to the have in slock a Clean, Fresh Select state and congressional conventions, ed Line of Nobby Suitings and Panta- lrn ns, in which great care has been will meet at Ashland April 9lh. taken in selecting. Call and See Us. D. S. Force and Canby Buck are A perfi ct tit is guaranteed. Our Mot nest and Fair Dealing. furnishing the Board of Trade with to is—Bones.t E ifm B t , The City Tailor. 500 young cottonwood cuttings, eight feet long and one or more inches in V egetarians have never conquer* thickness, which will be planted along Jackson creek with the intention of ed a meat-eating pteople; no rice-eating keeping the waters of ihat stream people bae ever beaten down a meat within a circumscride channel. They eating people. In recent yean the Japanese have been consuming meat in will receive »500 for their services. J. H. Huffer, Sr., and W. G. Ken much larger quantities; and while rice ney, the Republican leaders, were in is the staple article of food, the con Medford Wednesday, attending the sumption of wheat is rapidly increas meeting of the Republican county ing. However, the Japanese are not committee. Mr. Huffer is a prominent meat-eaten in the. western sense, and candidate for the Republican nomina the progress of the war will be watched tion for county judge and 1s receiving with feverish anxiety by the manu- much encouragement in bis aspirations. facturen of the patent breakfast foods. John Lewis, a pioneer of Southern Oregon, died at Eagle Point, one day this wqek. He was in his 88th year “Uncle Johnny,” as he was best known, was one of the first settlers of Jackson county and respected by all who knew him. He is survived by a widow and When you can’t eat break several grandchildren, as well as nu fast take Seott’s Emulsion. merous friends. Geo. 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Mahara himself is a guy of the cheapest and smallest cali want to increase all body bre, and with his motley aggregation j should be treated to a frost every- j tissues, not only fat Scott’s where. He would be stunning as tbe Emulsion increases them all, manager of a second hand store on bone, flesh, blood and Baxter street, New York. Loss of Flesh nerve. For invalids, for con I If you are going east a careful selec-' tion of your route is essential to tbe I valescents, for consumptives, enjoyment of your trip. If it is a for weak children, for all business trip, time is the main con-1 sideration; if a pleasure trip, scenery who need flesh, Scott’s and t he conveniences and comforts of a modern railroad. Emulsion is a rich and com Why not combine all by using the Illinois Central, the Up-To-Date fortable food, and a natural Road, running two trains daily from St. Paul and Minneapolis, and from tonic. Omaha to Chicago. 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