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THE MEDFORD MAIL TRIBUNE, MEDFOR1), OREGON, MONDAY. NOV EMIJIOH 1, YM).
Extensive Irrigation Work Likely to
Follow Railroads in Central
PORTLAND, Or., Nov. 1. Ex
tensive irrigation works are likely to
follow the railroads now being built
into Central Oregon. Promised
transportation for that section of
the state hns changed the irrigation
policy of Secretary Ballinger and lie
will take up various undeveloped
projects in Oreuou with the recla
mation service in the uehr future.
Oregon will get its full share o
benefits under the national reclama
tion law, declares the secretary of the
interior. In addition to the amounts
heretofore allotted, this state will
be entitled to about $2,700,000 by
1912. Secretary Balllinger plans to
set to work on some of the undevel
oped projects in this state, as soon
as the necessary funds become avail
able The building of railroads into the
interior of the state make the semi
arid districts accessible for recla
mation projects. Just what district
will be benefited first by new irriga
tion works has not yet been an
nounced. Study the Chicken.
Boys and girls of Portland and vi
cinity have entered heart and soul
into a poultry-raising movement fos-,
tered by the local Y. II. C. A. About
. 1000 have joined the Portland Jnn
ior Poultry association, practicallv
all' being school children between the
ages of 12 and 18. The association
has the hearty co-operation of the
Oregon Agricultural college and the
department of poultry husbandry of
that institution has just issued a bul
letin announcing a contest in poul
try raising for which $200 in cash
prizes, has been offered. The first
prize is $100, the second $50, while
ten awards of $5 each will also be
made. The contest opens November
1. The school children were inter
ested in poultry raising by the Y.
M. C. A. because of the healthful
and profitable, nature of the work
and because the industry needs stim
ulating in the Pacific Northwest, the
supply of poultry and eggs in this
section being inadequate to meet the
demands. : ;(;
K.i it , ; ' ' " '
Marriages In Spain.
' Though marriages in Spain are often
arranged without the consent of. the
bride elect, law or custom gives the
Spanish woman the. power of. appeal
ing to a magistrate if she wishes to
escape from a union which is distaste
ful to her. and the magistrate may
take ber from ber father's bouse until
she is of age and ber own mistress,
while if she determines to murry a
man of whom ber parents disapprove
she may also place herself under the
protection of the law. aud she cannot
be deprived of ber share of the family
estates. . On reaching ber majority she
enjoys the same privileges as her
brother with regard to property. She
may Inherit, will, buy and sell. But
when she marries she again reverts to
the position of a minor, and her bus
band bus entire control of her posses
sions, wbicb he can squander without
rendering any account to ber, though
she cannot spend a penny of ber own
money Without bis consent Be may
desert ber and ber children without
incurring any punishment or much
public condemnation.- A Spanish lady
confers on ber husband the titles of
nobility and any privilege connected
therewith she may possess at the time
of her marriage. London Queen. .
Early Prejudice Against Potatoes.
The way of the potato was said to
have been burred by the prejudice that
it was never mentioned in the Bible.
In the Lothlans it came in about
1740, the year of the famine, from Ire
land, but was confined to gardens till
about 1754. when it was planted in
fields about Aberlady. By tbe close of
the century it was a general article of
diet Ramsay says that George Hen
derson went about 17D0 for a bag of
potatoes to Kilsyth, where the Irish
method of Held culture bad lately been
tried, and introduced "the potato Into
Men tie th, where a few had been
known, but only in kale yards. The
old folks, however, did not take kindly
, to the new food. O' i George Bachop,
one of the Oebtertyre tenants, when
told by bis wife that she had potatoes
for supper said: "Tatties! Tattlesl I
never supped on them a' my days and
' wlnna tbe nlcht Gle them to tbe herd
and get mo so wens." It is significant
that Burns, who sings the praises of
kale and porridgeant. haggis, should
have nothing to say'bf the potato.
DISPOSE OF MILL
GRANTS PASS, Or., Nov. 1.
Williams Bros, last week closed a
deal which conveys their lino mill
property at Reuben, in tho Cow Creek
canyon, and some 35,000,000 feet of
standing timber tributary, to the Ab
uitia Lumber company of Wilbur,
Or., for a consideration of $43,000.
Ihe null is modem and occupies the kiln of 75.000 brick to Medt'ord par
only mill site in n territory which is ties for $0.50 per thousand at the
quite extensive. It has a capacity of .yard. Does brick nav at Woodvillot
:i"i00 to 4000 feet per day
The Williams Bros.' lumber yards
at Central Point have been disposed
of to W. A. Moon, who has been in
charge of the Central Point business
since the first. ' They now offer their
Grants" Pass factory mid'lutuber bus
iness for Sale. ,
The Williams brothers ha,ve been
actively and. energetically engaged
in the lumber business iu Grants Pass
almost since incorporation of the
town and they have had an impor
taut part iu the growth and develop
ment of the city, and they now feel
as thoh they deserved a rest from
the more active duties of business.
Matching the Braid.
After ten years be returned, footsore
and weary. His wife met him at the
"1 thought you were ded." she told
"Von should have known better than
that." he said. "Do you remember that
last piece of net I tried to mutch for
you? You scolded because there was
a difference of au eighth of an inch in
tbe width or tbe folds, and 1 vowed
that 1 would uever again return from
matching anything for you until I bad
found the exact thing you wanted."
Be banded ber a package.
"Here is tbat old rose binding braid
that you told me to buy. I found It
last Monday in Billings. Mont. 1 bave
looked for it iu thirty-seven states."
She tore off the wrappings.
"It is a little too dark," she said.
"But tbe sample has faded some In
ten years." be reminded ber.
"It is a little too beavy besides."
"But handling by thousands of clerks
has worn tbe sample away some. It
was heavier when 1 started out"
"1 suppose 1 can make it do," she
said. Newark News. - '
Somebody had given- tbe east side
woman a bad dime. It was composed
largely of lead. She tried to pass it ac
several places, but they are wary for
some reason or other on tbe east side.
Tbey invariably ring a dime on the
counter once or twice and bite it be
sides. When she got home with the
dime it had several botes in lc from
the pressure of east side teeth. "It Is
more impossible than ever," she said.
The Impecunious man called tbat
evening. He bad a dollar with him
which was wholly Intact that Is to
say. It had not been broken.
"I am afraid they'll give me bad
money for it," be said upon taking
his departure, "over here in these east
Ide curs. Will you change It for me?'
"I shall be delighted," said she.
He called a week later with a
"You can't seem to get away from
the bad money over here on your old
east side," he complained. "Somebody
or other stung toe with an old lead
dime tbat was full of holes." Mew
' . - - -r i
The rains have darted winter tulli
Plowing und general farm work U
, rushing on Evans creek uml around
E. E. Bagley has just received a
car of material for his new house on
the old Laws ranch.
t. W. llorten lias just "sold his
O'lluir & Tomlisoti, tho real estate
men, have bought property of Bag
ley & Mathcs, and will erect a brick
building at once. They will have a
number of office rooms for rent.
Wqodville is to have u new gen
eral store. It will transact business
iu tho building formerly occupied by
C. G. Seaman.
Eve and the Apple.
Princess Dulecp Singb at a dinner In
New l'ork said that she found tho
American woman a marvel of beauty
and tbe American tuau a model of
good looks aud kindness.
"Tbe American mau." said tbe charm
ing princess, "Is rightly held up to the
world as the pattern husband. In Eu
rope they bave a saying about Kvo
and the apple which shows how
wretched a failure the European hus
band is. This saying is unknowu in
America. 1 am sure. It would have
uo point, no application, here In the
land of pattern husbands. The say
ing Is this: " 'The evil one didn't tilve
the apple to tbe man. but to the wom
an, because the evil one knew well
that tbe man would nit It nil him
self, but the woman would go halves." "
j the harder you must work? Certainly
Aisle of the Car In a Railroad Wreck. ; 1 have to do all the shopping for my
A veteran railroad mau gave u piece servants. I bave to buy their unl
of valuable advice not long ago. forms, the caps and aprons of tbe
"If you ever get Into a wreck." be maids, the clothing of the housekeeper,
said, "and have time to follow out this 1 n1 huve to see to the marketing, toe
suggestion remember this: Always ! ypa- und very often, In spite of the fact
stand in tbe aisle. Most of the in
juries that are suffered occur because
tbe victim is crushed between tbe
seats. If you are in the aisle you mar
be thrown forward and bruised a lit-
tie. but there is much less chance of
receiving serious buns. It isn't always
possible to get out of your seat beforo
tbe crash comes, but If It Is follow
that advice." Louisville Courier-Journal.
A Use For Arithmetic.
"My boy," said the bead of the Arm,
"I've noticed that you have a great
head for figures, ulthougb you don't
seem to be able to spell or write at all.
How does it buppeu?"
"I studied 'rlthmetic." replied tbe of
fice boy, '"cause 1 wanted to know
bow to figure de battln' averages."
A Myth Chaser. )'.
"What makes your youngsst son so
eager for athletics?"
: "Filial admiration," answered tbe
worried looking mother. "He believes
all tbe stories his father tells about
tbe wonderful things be did when be
was a boy and is trying to equal tbe
record." Washington Star.
Perseverance Is more prevailing than
violence, and many things which can
not be overcome when they are to
getber yield theiiiselvi- up when taken
little by littlf. Pliiian-h.
Music by Skating Rink Band. Thg Great DeNova, Champion
Skater of the Pacific Coast will give a special exhibition at 9
o'clock sharp and will have charge of the floor for the evening.
Doors open at 7:30 o'clock sharp. Skating till 10 o'clock.
SPLENDID STRAWBERRIES ARE
BROUGHT IN BY FRIEDEGE!?
On Sut in-day A. Prideger, who lives
at llio Uarbaugh erossinVi ono uml
one-half miles west of this city,
brought iu some very fine strawber
ries. Mr. Frideger stales that he
will have berries tor some lime yet.
Work Day on a Mississippi Plantation.
The day bcglmi on a plantation when
it is yet night. Tbe big bell rliiKS hc
twecu 4 and 0 o'clock for the "bands"
to go to the Melds.' .Mammy starts her
small sable usslstutits around at the
"big house" with early coffee about 0.
Ithout this titty rup of cafo nolr
your true creole gels up on tbe wrong
sido of tho bed. He has no appetite
for breakfast after a ride through tho
fields and still less for tils generous
noonday, dinner. Supper Is served at
night, and tbo dishes are typically
southern the com and batter breads,
fried chickens and tallies and llg pro
serves, with "sillabub." tbat moon
beam mixture that makes modem lees
and confections heavy by comparison,
for dessert. I.lfe on a plantation Is
not dull. There nre visits to town and
a constant stream of visitors from
town. There nre "sugar house" par
ties nnd bog killings. Christmas dolngn
and Thanksgiving dinners, to say noth
ing of house parties and bunts. Mem.
phis Commercial Appeal.
Slaves to the Servants.
"I am very tired." said tbe fashion
ably dressed woman. "I bare been
working dreadfully bard all day. Do
ing what? Why, seeing to my serv
antsworking for them. Didn't you
know that the more servants you bave
that 1 have a housekeeper. 1 must, or
they will form a combine to rob me of
everything I have. Tbe housekeeper
will get a rakeoff that will enable her
to retire In a few years. Then crbaps
it is i who must nunt u place as
housekeeper for some one else. Oh.
yes, If you want to keep your position
as mistress of a household of servants
yon must keep hustling! You can't af
ford to let the grass grow under your
feet to any great eitent." New York
He Got a Hundred.
Sammy's mother talked to him long
and earnestly about the poor marks be
bad been getting In his work at school.
She painted In nllurlng colors the ca
reer of tbe little boy who studies his
lessons and gains the love and respect
of his teachers. She went even far
ther. She promised him tbat If be got
good marks .she would give him a
whole dime all for bis own. Sammy
seemed Impressed. '
Tbat afternoon ho returned from
school fairly dancing with joy.
"Oh, mother," be shouted, "I got
"Sammy:" cried bis delighted moth
er. She bugged him and kissed him
and petted him and gave blm tbe
"And what did yon get a hundred
In?" she finally asked.
"In two things." replied Sammy
without hesitation. "I got forty in
readln' ,and sixty in epellln'." Every
body's Magazine. , ,
The Store That Saves You Money
on Anything in the Line of
The Store that
Caters to Your
If there is a thing in the SMALL
WARE LINE that HUSSEY don't
carry, rest assured that he will have
it the next time y0u call.
Post Cards All
Kinds Here .
1 cent each
The Busy Store
An amusing incident occurred when
tbe boose of lords was In committee
on tbe reform bill of 1807. Tbe clerk
of tbe bouse Intimated that an amend
ment bad been banded in, tbe writing
of which was so Illegible that be was
unable to any what It wns about or
who hod written It. it was then dis
covered that Lord f.yttleton was the
author, and It turned nut to be a pro
posal disfranchising all persons who
could not write.- Westminster Uazette.
The Store that
Save You Money
If you Doubt
He Has It
M. W. A.
Notice Thcro will a social hour
with refreshments tho first Friday in
November. Tho commitlco huve u
good time in store All Woodmen
U. W. STEARNS,
197 Clork Pro Tern.
Best moul for tho lenst monov nr'
ho Spot cafe. ...