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CE N TR AL POINT AM E RICAN
M exican Couples C o
Not Reaponaible for
in 5/afe to Wedding
A ny W ildcat’ » Blunder
A atranger, driving down a lonely
road, aaw a big wildcat dash acrosa
the highway In front of him and leap
through the open window of a farm- r
house At the aame moment he saw
the farmer working In a held a short
Whipping up his
home, he excitedly accosted the
"Is that your house T’ he breath
"Guess It la," drawled the man of
l a your wife In the ^ItchenT"
“ Ought to be," said the farmer..
“Then hurry home, man, and see
what you can da I Just saw a wild
cat leap through the kitchen window."
“That soT" asked the farmer.
“Yes, man; hurry, hurry.”
"Tell me, stranger," Insisted the
farmer, “was anybody chasing that
“ He went through that window of
his own free will and accord 7"
“ Yes,” replied the now thoroughly
"Then let him defend himself," con
cluded the farmer, as be returned con
tentedly to his task.— Washington
Small Girl Slightly
* “ Under the W eather”
The Mexican Indian dislikes noth
ing so much as unnecessary labor. He
Is disposed to take life as he finds It,
and seldom does anything to better
bis position In the world. An Ameri
can bunting In the Sierra of Pueblo,
stopped at the door of an Indian hut
to Inquire his way of a woman and a
little girl who stood within. Tba fol
lowing conversation ensued:
"Good morning, señora.“
"A very good morning, at your or
"This Is the road to Zacapoaxtla, la
It n o t r
“You are quite right, senor.*
“ And is It very far?"
“ On the contrary, It Is a little way."
“ A thousand thanks for your kind
"There Is nothing for which to offur
“ Is the little girl sick, señora?"
"She Is a little sick, senor.”
“ What la the matter with her,
"She has the smallpox, senor."—
PAG EAN T TO BE ALL SOUTHERN
Ancient wedding customs are stil
observed by the Mexicans.
church weddings are always held In
the morning. The bride and groom
ride to the church In a closed carriage
with a footman and a driver In white
trousers and correct English livery
The horses have docked tails and
heavy white leather collars, beside*
white cockades streaming from their
The real picture, however, Is said
to be Inside the carriage, which Is
completely lined with satin In a sort of
tufted effect. The contracting parties
alt beside each other. The bride wears
conventional white and the groom eve
nlng clothes. Directly opposite them
Is a small child dressed In white vel
vet with the ring pillow on his lap.
The wedding ceremony contains many
picturesque symbols. The climax of
the affair comes when the bride and
groom are bound together with a heavy
string. Immediately after the cere
mony the whole party goes to the pho
Gather Every Fifteen
Years to H onor Deity
On the great hill of Sravanbelgola,
In Mysore state, southern India, stands
a colossal Image over 00 feet high
o f the god Komateswara. Every 15
years a great festival Is held in Jionor
of the deity, and hundreds of thou
sands of Jains come from all parts of
India to participate In It.
One o f the principal events o f the
festival Is the ceremonial anointing
of the Image with ghee, milk, sandal
wood oil and other liquids. A huge
scaffolding Is erected around the figure
to render It accessible, and the right
to anoint It nut up at auction—a curi
ous feature o f a religious festival.
The figure o f the god Is a huge mon
olith—probably the largest In the
world. It was hewn out of solid rock
at least a thousand years ago and
Is In a wonderful state of preserva
tion.— Wide World Magazine.
Victim T u rn ed Lure
Central Point State Bank
Sweet, Tasty Meats
Central Point Meat Market
I. D. LEWIS, Prop.
A d i about
CIRCLE TO U R
o w e l l
—Southern Pacific *•
The Flying Eagle Patrol is going
on a hike to Gold Hill next Satur
day, the 15th, patrol leaders and as
sistant patrol leaders were invited.
The thumb print contest was won
The regular meeting
In announcing the third annual Tuesday night at 7 :30.
There were tw enty-four present at
pageant at M edford, the producers
are laying especial stress upon the this meeting.
by the Fox patrol, this contest was
Two new recruits were brought in;
fact that they have extended the
r the most members o f each patrol
scope o f the production so that in they were Joe Collier and
at each meeting
stead o f a com ic opera revamped as
form erly, with nothing o f local inter
est except the people in the produc
tion, this year they have something
that will appeal to the entire Rogue
River valley and surrounding coun- *
“ Blazipg the Trail,” as the name
suggests, is a symbolic story o f early
days in the Crater Lake country, j
founded on historical
the writer, Muir Kelvynn, has work- |
THE ADVICE FROM AN OFFICER OF
ed in a beautiful love story, with j
THIS B A N K
some very beautiful music, alho has
W ILL COST
succeeded in what is almost more |
YO U NOTHING AND M A Y SAVE YO U
important, and that is he has some '
real com edy characters and situa
MAKING COSTLY MISTAKES.
tions in the piece, and this is most J
unusual in a perform ance o f this |
W E CONSIDER IT A PLEASURE TO
kind, fo r in the ordinary run
pageants, there is no story, simply j
SERVE Y O U
IN A N Y CAPACITY
h number o f scenes and dances with
WHEREIN W E CAN BE OF ASSIST
very little plot to hold them together, j
Messrs. Andrews and Hazelrigg, j
who have entire charge o f the pro
duction, are now assembling the cast |
and ensemble, fo r what will be the
most pretentious o f their many e f
forts in Southern Oregon.
will be more than 500 people, with
wagons, trains, stage coaches, sol
diers, miners, Indians, easterners,
horses, fire works, special scem ^L
splendid ballets, a big orchestra and
every feature that goes to make up
a big outdoor spectacle.
“ Blazing the T rail” will be given
three perform ances at the Jackson
County Fair Grounds near M edford
THE CHOICE OF THE LAN D — A L W A Y S FRESH AND TEN DER
on the nights o f June 22-23-24.
The new high school building for
which $40,000 bond issue was voted
last February, is being constructed
rapidly, despite the bad weather con
ditions causing work to be suspended
fo r a short time.
Forms are now
completed fo r the new central heat
ing plant which will supply heat for
the new high school building and the
present one. F or the past two weeks
‘Quality and Service”— Our Motto
tlrb fprms have been filled witfi con
While in the Hawaiian Islands
Mark Twain was assaulted unmerci
fully by mosquitoes. Attempting to
fool them, he hud a fine netting put
all around his bed. In spite of this
precaution, however, the pests nmn
aged to find their way Inside and
nearly tormented the life out of him.
After careful Investigation the victim
decided that after they once got In
side of the netting the mosquitoes
were unable to find their way out.
Persons from outlying districts o f
H arne ss fo r Doga
Consequently, every evening Mark the valley in attendance at the Jun
The ordinary style of harness used
would crawl Inside the nettiug. wait
ior class play, “ The W rong Mr.
for dogs drawing sleds Is made of
patiently as a lure until he figured
rawhide straps. It consists o f a col
thi^t all o f the pests were Inside, then W right,” at the high school gymnas- |
lar with a strap extending down from
lift the covering cautiously and sneak ium Friday night, included Mr. W il
the back o f the neck to the middle of
outside to spend the night on the floor. son and Mr. and Mrs. Dietrich o f
the back, where It meets a strap which
Moreover, he always declared that he the Agate district; Mr. Pervis
passes from the lower part o f the col
was never afterwards bothered.
Talent and county road commission
lar between the forelegs and up on
er Victor Bursell, and Mrs. Bursell.
each side over the ribs, to be attached
Pat B ea t th e Law
to the back strap; at this point Is
The story o f dogs Is closely con
made fast the leading line, which Is
The height o f econom y was exer
from three to five feet long, and la nected with the story o f man. For In cised when W eaver Hartmen
attached either directly to the front stance, there Is the legend that relates George Casebolt, M edford
of the sled or to a single straight how lap dogs came to Ireland.
rode their bicycles ten miles in order
In the beginning Britain seems to
leading line fastened to Ihe sled and
The boys rode
extending forward to a distance suf have had a monopoly on tiny dogs, to save ten cents.
ficient for the attachment of all the and It was forbidden to give or sell a to town Saturday evening and had
their hair cut; the rates o f the local
dogs belonging to the team. When tiny dog to an Irishman.
the team consists of more than three
Then parliament passed a law which barbers being lower than those o f
dogs, they are attached to the main decreed that a criminal should be M edford.
leading line In pairs, with the most given to the man he had wronged.
Intelligent dog In front as a leader.
So a clever Irishman, as the story
goes, succeeded In getting a tiny lap
Indian Runner |
dog to bite him.
Ducks, $4.50 per pair. Ducks now I
C r e o f M e n ’s Birth M onth
The ruse succeeded, and the dog was laying.— E. G. Henselman, 423 King j
Among the distinguished men of taken to Ireland, where all the Sings
history, who had January for a birth fought among themselves for the pos St., M edford, Ore. Phone 532x.
month are: Edmund Burke, January session of her, until she brought peace
1, 1730, statesman, orator and writer, by producing a large litter o f puppies
famous for his speech concerning tax
ation o f American colonies; General
W a rn in g to W iv e s
Wolfe. January 2, 1727, famous gen
If you expect your marriage to be j
eral ; Clrero, January S, 107 B. C.,
noted Roman orator, suppressed the hnppy, I warn you to beware o f the
Catalina conspiracy; Benjamin Frank following:
Trying to "boss" your husband.
lin, January 6, 1706; Swedenborg,
Talking too much.
January 29, HWS or Ids», noted philos
Interrupting serious conversation I
opher; Thomas Paine, January 2U,
1737, agnostic, author o f the “ Age of with banal interpolations.
Jealousy—when there Is no cauae
Reason” ; Mozart. January 27, 17M;
R A Y M ILLARD
Robert Burns January 25, 175», Scot for It.
Belittling yonr husband In public.
tish poet: Frederick the Great. Janu
Overpraising your husband In pub
— Team Work of All K in d t—
ary 24, 1712, king o f Prussia; Francis
Bacon, January 22, 1561, Byron, Janu lie.
Talking too much about yourself.
P R O M P T SERVICE
ary 22, 178».
Lying unnecessarily — about the
price o f things, for Instance.—From
O n e -W o rd Serm on
"The Passion Called "Love"— Elinor
The word •‘news" Is made up of the Glyn.
four letter« that Indicate the main
points o f the com pass— N„ 8.. E. and
Brick Icc Cream at Damon Cafe.
W. In a book published more than a
century ago. the author comments
upon this In a way that la by no means
out of date at the present time. He
Mail your shoes to me for prompt and serviceable
sa ys: "As news Implies the Intelli
gence received from all parts of the
world, the very word Itself points ont
Its meaning—N, the north; K, the
W it h Best Quality Material
east; W, the west, and 8, the south.
This expressive word also recom
I pay postage one way— cash must accompany order
mends the practice o f the following
virtue«: Nobleness In our thoughts, |
Equity In our dealings. Wisdom tn our
Men’s Panco soles .......... I I 25
counsels, and Sobriety In our enjoy
Boys’ , $1.00; Lsdfes’
Why take your cars to Medford
when you ran get n better Job for
leas monuy at the Independent Gar-
aga at Central Point.
T H U R S D A Y . M A Y 13.1926
Effective May 22
R ou n d trip summer excursion
fares effective all summer; return
limit O ctober 31. Take advantage
o f these substantial reductions in
fares to eastern places.
D o and see more this summer
than ever before. See California
on your wav. K now the w hole
PacificCoast. Itcosts sovervlittle
more. Have the Southern Pacific
agent help you plan your trip.
Thus get the most for your travel
Îhem Pacific Lines
C. A. BOLES. A fea t