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" THE MEDFORD MAIL TRIBUNE, MEDPORD, OREOON, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1900.
Medford Ma il Tribune
Official Paper of
SUBSCRIPTION RATES :
One year, by mail $5.00
The Medford Printing company announces the pur
chase and consolidation of
ern Oregonian and Jacksonville Times and the Medford
Tribune. The merged plants will publish under the edi
torial and business management of George Putnam, the
Medford Mail Tribune, an
ning newspaper, with a Sunday morning edition, and a
weekly from eight to sixteen
est printing and publishing
The Medford Mail Tribune is the legitimate descendant
of the Table Rock Sentinel, established in 1S59, the first
newspaper in Southern Oregon, and is the heir of all the
pioneer journals. The Oregon -Sentinel, the successor of
the Table Rock Sentinel, was
cratic Times, founded in 1872
cratic News. The Southern
Medford in 1902, absorbed the
The Medford Mail, founded as the Southern Oregon
Mail in 1889, succeeded the
neer paper of Medford, established in 1887, and after
wards absorbed its rival, the Medford Monitor. In 1893
the property was purchased by the .retiring publisher,
!A. S. Bliton, who retains a financial interest in the new
company. The Medford Morning Mail was established in
The Medford Tribune was established as Town Talk in
Ashland in 1894, and some years later changed its name to
Ashland Tribune. In 1906 the plant was moved to Med
ford and the Medford Tribune, the pioneer daily of South
era Oregon, established.
The old order changeth,
change also, in fact lead the van of progress. Village jour
nalism long since became a thing of the past in Medford,
and the Mail Tribune will be
as any pap? pvinttid in Oregon.
The merger has been brought about by the recognition
of the publishers of the necessity of a first-class daily
newspaper to "mark time."
than two poor ones. ;
The consolidation is a good thing for Medford, as it
ends the factional fights that have divided the community,
and helps make a united people that will work liarmom
ously in the upbuilding of city and country. It is a good
thing for subscribers, as it will give then twice as much
news for half the money.
The Mail Tribune will be independent in politics and
neutral in local factional fights. It will in a few days have
leased wire telegraph service,
ents in Ashland, Grants Pass and other valley towns. It
will completely cover the news field, and aims to be" the
best and most up-to-date newspaper published in a city of
the size of Medford in the world.
Advertising, contracts and subscription accounts with
the Mail, Tribune and Southern Oregonian will be com
pleted by the Medford Mail Tribune.
It is with regret that the people of Medford learn of
the retirement of Mr. A. S. Bliton from active newspaper
work. For nearly seventeen years Mr. Bliton has been -,n
important factor in the upbuilding of city and valley. No
one in any community devotes so much energy, time and
money to the public welfare as the average newspaper
publisher, and Mr. Bliton has done more than his share in
creating the Medford of today.
As the Mail Tribune office is badly torn up, owing to
the moving of the Tribune office into the Mail office, and
the rearrangement of the latter, it will be several issues
before the improvements contemplated in' enlarging the
paper can be carried into effect.
Adjoining Hillcrest orchard and con
tain unexceled deep, rich soil. Rea
sonable prices and generous terms.
OREGON ORCHARD3 SYNDICATE
SELLING AGENTS ROGUE RIVER VALLEY
the City of Medford.
Editor and Manager.
One month by mail or carrier. ..0.50
the Medford Mail, the South
eight - page seven-column eve
pages, and operate the larg
establishment in Southern Or
absorbed later by the Demo
as a successor to the Demo
Oregonian, established in
Times in 1907.
Medford Advertiser, the pio
and the newspapers must
as metropolitan in cnaracter
Far better one good paper
and maintain correspond
Willing to Entertain Har.
My entrance upon my career
:nurlt,y visitor was as a volunteer.
irrayed myself for my first attempt
with misgiving In my heart 1 was
io ufruld of my reception. 1 found my
Bret address ou tlie third floor of
rear toueineut, stumbled up tlio dark
stairs and tliuMly kticckcd at the door.
It was upeueU lustautly by a small boy
wuo peered at me curiously.
"Is Is your mother In?" I Inquired,
"rvo'ui," was tho prompt reply
"Sue's (jone to see Uio doctor. But
rou can come lu."
Uo bold tbe door hospitably open, and
l stepped across tlio threshold and en
tered. I selected a chair aud sat down,
The small boy wriggled luto a chulr
"1 have fits," ho aunounced, with
"Whu-at?" I stammered.
"I have 'era often," bo went on eager
ly, "tits real fits. 1 may bnvo ono any
time. I might have ono right now."
But I was already In tho hall.
"You won't stay?" he shouted after
me aggrievedly. "She'll bo right
But a very much upset volunteer vis
itor was already out of hearing. New
A Long Diva.
"A circus came to a little town In
Tennessee," said Colonel Robert M
Gates In the Saturday Eveulng Tost,
"and one of the attractions was a high
diver, a chap' who dove from the top
of tbe tent into a shallow tank, which
is a feat common enough, but which
created a deal of talk in that locality.
"The wiseacres were talking about
it at the store. Many of them thought
it could not be done without killing
the diver, but one old man Insisted
that it was perfectly feasible.
" 'What do you know about divlngf
he was asked.
"'Waal,' he replied, 'notbin' in per-
tlckler about that kind of dlvln', but
I used to have a cousin who was the
longest diver ye ever see.' .
"Longest diver?" scoffed the other
sitters. 'Wuere'd he dive?1
vOnct,' .replied tbe old man, 'he bet
a thousand dollars be could dive from
Liverpool to Now York.'
1 'Did he do itr
'Nop, not that time. Ye see. he
kinder miscalculated an' come up in
The Captain's Regret.
'Some years go." said a military
man, "there was a certain German
private soldier named Andree. This
was a short time after Aeronaut An
dree's sensational departure for the
north pole in bis airship. Well, the
katser,' reviewing some troops one day,
asked a number of men tbelr names,
and Andree was among this number.
Tbe kaiser smiled at him good bumor-
'So your name is Andree. eh? the
kaiser said. 'Do you know you've got
a very famous namesake?
'Yes, your majesty,' the soldier an
'And who told you that? said tbe
'My captain, your majesty,' said
'Aha, your captain, eh? And what
did your captain tell you about An.
He said, your majesty, that ho
only wished Andree bad taken me
with him!' "
The Broom at the Masthead.
There still exists a very old custom
among seamen of displaying a broom
at the masthead of ships Intended to
be sold to indicate that they arc to be
swept away." The custom originat
ed wltb the famous Dutch admiral
Tromp, who when be appeared off tbe
English coast hoisted n broom to show
his intention of sweeping the Eng
lish fleet from tbe sen. The Eng
lish admiral, replying to this imper
tinent signal. Immediately hoisted a
horsewhip to the masthead of bis
Bblp to show the arrogant Dutchman
that he meant to give him a drubbing.
For this reason a pennant is oftentimes
dubbed "the horsewhip" by seafaring
men. Sea lore, of course, is full of
symbolism, nnd the broom is only one
of many signs used tbnt have a meta
phorical meaning. London Globe.
Ono peculiarity of melancholia,"
said o specialist, "Is that the victim of
it actually enjoys the despondency nnd
often doesn't want to be cured. I once
told a young woman who had this dis
ease that she must be careful of her
digestion and cat nothing fried. After
that she tried to eat only fried food.
Not only did she insist on having ber
potatoes and meat fried, but didn't
want to cnt bread milcsg It had been
fried In a lot of grease." New York
Two men were Betting warm over a
simple difference of opinion.
xney turned to the third man.
"Isn't n homemade strawberry short
cake better than a cherry plo?" de
manded one of them.
"Isn't a homemade cherry pie bet
ter than any shortcake?" inquired the
The third mnn shook his bead.
"I don't know," he said. "I board."
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
A Qrat Walkar.
On July 12, ISOtt. the Nowmarkot
bells rang a peal lu honor of Cnptulu
Barclay's completed walk of a mile in
each of 1,000 successive hours. In hla
first week of it ho bad averaged less
than fifteen minutes for each mile
and In tho Inst week mora than twenty-one,
and his weight had gone down
from thirteen stone four pounds to
eleven stono. But ou July IT ho Join,
cd the Walchereu expedition lu perfect
health as ald-de-caiup to tho Marquis
of Huntly. Captain' Barclay, who was
a Barclay of Ury and unsuccessfully
claimed throe Scottish earldoms, had
performed wonderful feats before tho
Newmarket walk, in 1H01 ho walked
110 miles in nineteen hours In a mud
dy park. In 1808 bo rose ono morn
ing at S. walked thirty miles grouse
shooting, dined at S p. in., walked
sixty miles to his house at Ury In
eleven hours, did some business and
walked sixteen miles to dnnco at a
ball, walked homo by 7 a. m. nud spent
tho day pnrtrldgo shooting In all 130
miles without sleep for two nights
and three days. At twenty ho could
lift bnlf a tou. St. James' Gazette.
Personal courage Invests its owner
with a protection bcyoud that afforded
by outside forces. An Illustration of
this Is recorded by General William F.
Draper In bis "Recollections of a Va
ried Career," where he gives this In
cident: In 1804 Colonel Daniels of tbe Sev
enth Rhode Island becamo unpopular
with somo of bis command, and a
rumor spread that bo would be shot
at the next engagement He heard of
it It was customary when guns had
been loaded for some time to have
them discharged into some convenient
bank, and Colonel Daniels took advan
tage of this. Marching bis regiment
out wltb loaded rifles, bo faced thorn
toward a suitable elevation, and, tak
ing position on the top of it and In
front of them as at dress parade, he
gave the commands. "Ready!" "Aim!"
"Fire!' and the pieces were discharg
Needless to say. any mnn could have
shot him with little danger of discov
ery, and. needless to say, also, none of
them did. There were no more threats
of thut kind In bis regiment
Convincing the Walter.
'I have learned how to mnke tbo
forci;;:! wallers in the restaurants
where I eat think I hnve lived in Eu
rope half a lifetime," said a woman
who never dines at home. "I dawdlo
over my dinner twice as long as any
body else in tbe place. It requires no
effort for me to do that By nature
eat In tbe same leisurely manner
that I do everything else. Most of
my compatriots bolt tbelr food. As a
consequence tbe foreign waiters who
are used to leisurely dining regard
them with amazed horror.
"'An. those Americans! they ex
claim. 'Some day tbey eboke. But as
for madame' meaning me 'well, ma-
dame Is different Madame nibbles,
she sips, she lingers; therefore she Is
not ns those of common American
clay. It takes madame never less than
two hours to eat her dinner. That
marks her ns one of tho European
elect'" New York Globe.
Some Odd Spelling.
Americans, says tbe Ixmdon News,
employ the word ."Britisher," which
they Invented. In a contemptuous senso.
It was a certain Philadelphia wit who
Is said to have asked his friends what
"Britisher" would menn to convey
by tbe written word "ghougbpbtbelgbt-
teeau." He hud to explain to them
thnt. according to tbe genius of the
English language. It meant "potato."
Thus: Gh-p. as In "hiccough:" ougb
o, as in ''dough:" pbtb-t. ns in "phthl-
sis;" elgh ii, us In "neighbor;" tto t.
as in - "gazette," nnd enu o. as in
beau." This was at least as puzzling
as the livery stable keeper's bill wbicb
contained the two lines
Nobody who does not "know the an
swer" has ever yet arrived nt tbe solu
tion, which in. In the vernacular of
tbe creditor himself. "A 'oss 'alf a day"
and "A-takln' on 'im 'ome ng'in."
Unselfish goodness Is seldom appre
ciated in this world of ours. There
was thnt man In tho electric car, for
instance. Having rung up three fares
In his efforts to stop the car for the
lady that sat on tbe opposlto side, he
tossed after her the umbrella that be
longed to the little gray whlHkercd man
on his right. Neither the gray whis
kered man nor the conductor liked
the thoughtful Samaritan for his al
truistic efl'oriH. Boston Transcript.
There Are Better 8eats.
"lie Is now. they say, ou the very
pinnacle of fame, and yet ho Isn't ex
actly In conifortnble circumstances."
'J'hnt's not surprising. Did you ever
sit on n pinnacle of any sort?" Brook
The Better Way.
"Awfully rude ot him to throw a kiss
ino, in uitui, uiuhu uro tuings
which always ought to be delivered In
oorson." Illustrated Bits.
'Hypnotlo Powsr In Animals.
An interesting instiiuco of tho hyp
notic power possessed by a good many
animals is given by a correspondent of
tho Glasgow llorald. Ono morultig
outsldo Elgin a blackbird was ob
served to bo standing by tho road
lido, paying no heed to tho footsteps
of tbo passerby. It was giuing fixed
ly at four young weasels under tbo
bedgo, which wero approaching In a
semicircle, apparently to surround It.
Just then a warning cry was heard
from behind, uttered presumably by
tho parent weasel, and the young onus
disappeared In tho hedge. Tbo bird
till remained powerless nnd Immova
ble, nnd only after repealed urging did
It tly to a tree near by. when It gavo
forth a weak, frightened Bound, as
though still under tho liilluuiii-e of the
terror which hud nrrostcd Its fncultles.
A Mild Hint.
Two guests ennio to spend tlio oven
Ing and didn't know when to depnrt
Tho host and hostess woro pat lout
wltb them, very patient but wbon
11, 12 and finally 1 o'clock struck
tho husband realized that something
must be done. Uo was an original
chap, a ml In his droll way ho looked
over at his wife aud said mildly:
"My dear, badii't wo hotter get up
to bed? Our friends may want to
"I understand that she Is separated
from her husband."
"Ob. toll mo all about It What did
"Nothing. lie died."
It Was Hard.
Bamfntter Hamlet (tbe actor) That
bard boiled egg gave me a headache.
Mis Friend You shouldn't cnt bard
boiled eggs. Ilamfattor I didn't eat
it A fellow bit mo wltb It behind tbe
Mrs. Brown I'm nfrald to let you
have a blcyclo. Llttlo Johnny Don't
reel tbnt wny. ma. Even If It did kill
me. remember thnt It would be the last
thing I ever asked you for.
He Was Out.
Sbort-If Long calls wltb that little
bill tell him I'm out. Mrs. Short But
that would bo telling a falsehood!
Short Nothing of the kind. I'm out
Great men are they who see that
spiritual Is stronger than any material
An old Cambridge friend of mine
who had a good deal of the wisdom of
tbe serpent lu blm bad a farmer In bis
parish In Norfolk whom be could not
get to church. Whenever bo pressed
upon blm his neglect or his bad exam
ple ho was always met with the snmo
excuse, "You be too young and do not
know enough to teach such as I." At
last be gavo up tbo fanner In despair.
But one day be happened to pass by
tbe farm while his parishioner was
engaged In killing a fine pig. My
friend said: "What a pig! Why, ho
weighs thirty-four stone!" "What dost
thou know of pigs?" replied the
farmer. "I only wish ho weighed ns
much." When they next met tho farm
er, to bis surprise, told my friend tbnt
tbo pig bad been found to weigh just
thirty-four stone. Ho added, much to
my frlend' gratification, "And thou
wilt soo uio at church next Sunday,
parson." London Globo.
A Problem In Mathematics.
The town of Sturgls, In Mississippi,
Is tbe only round square town In ex
istence. By legal enactment tho circle
has been squared, and the mathemati
cian may now proceed to calculate tbe
area of a square circle. In tho laws of
Mississippi for tbo year 1880, on page
082, is found the following:
"An nci to Incorporate the town of
StnrglB, In Oktibbeha county, Missis
"Section 1. Bo It enncted by ' the
legislature. of the state of Mississippi
that the-town of Sturgls, in the county
of Oktibbeha, is hereby incorporated
and that the corporate limits of said
town shall be as follows: Beginning
nt the quarter stnko In front of Cnlcb
Hannah's residence nud running 000
yards in every direction, making said
corporate limits 1,200 yards square."
Thus the circle Is squared by the sol
emn declaration of tho law. Youth's
Turks and Animals.
In the matter of kindness to nnlmals
It Is snlrt thai the Turk cannot be sur
passed. Thus at Sliiniljoul the wan
dering dogs tire (rented with great
gentleness, nnd when puppies come Into
the world they nro lodged with their
mother nt the. side of the street In im
provised kennels mndo out of old
boxes lined with straw and hlls of
carpet. And frequently when n young
Turk happens to be (lush of money lie
goes to the nearest baker's shop and
uuys a quantity of bread, which he
distributes ninong the dogs of the
quarter, who testify their gratitude by
jumMng up nt nun with muddy paws
nnd snllllng muzzles,
Four-room shuck, lol , "iOxI.'Oj u
good i-liuii p Iioiiui mill a bargain
(IimiiI -l-roiuii Iioiikh nud large lol;
n small payment down: IiiiIiiiii'k nt II
per cent $10000
5 ncrcH oi' IiiiiiI inside of city limits,
good ri-riiuiii house mill iiiilliuililiiigH;
thin is ii geiiiiiuo bargain niul is
worili twice I lie price nuked. .$4000
(Icioil two-room Iiihihc, film lurgu
lot. hcM location, near Oiikilalu n ve
nue; a hiiiip if wild ut mien ,.,$550
We have u number of Hiihiirhiiii loin
wliieli we will i'Iiihu out in u liuiieli nt
n bargain eounlcr price, or will trnilo
Siniill Iioiino mill large lot on Holly
sired, $55(1. Is this n Niinpf
Wo luivo several income-paying
busmeNS properties for Hale. If you
lire interested in this i-Iiihh of invoht
tnent, il will pav you to see in.
Wo nro hindipitirlcrs for hindiics
properties of every description.
Ton mires four miles from Meilfonl
unci l'j miles from Central Point,
now land, H'a ncrcs ready to culti
vate, new 3 -room houso, good new
smnll bam, minuted on main truveleil
road; tbe very best soil in the val
ley ; fino fine simile trees nud a beau
tiful silo fur a homo.
Largo lot with 12 full hearing np
plo trees on South Central avenue;
fine location nnd a beautiful si'o for
n home; u snap if taken nt once.
Forty ncrcH, 10 miles from Med
ford, half mile from Reuglo; 8 acres
cultivated; 4 acres in fruit trco 2 to
10 yearn old, on two good roads;
smnll house, liarn, woodshed, etc;
25 acres inclosed in woven wiro
Now 5-rootn Iioiiho, linrdwood fin
ish, now woodHhcd, well on buck
porch, lot 50x100, comer Jackson
and Fir $1450
One acre, 0-room house, bam,
chicken Iioiiko, city water, only (10(1
feet from KivcrKido avonuo .. ,$3400
5-ronm mo Jew bungalow on South
Central avenue yi snap if tnken nt
Nino-room modorn house, Bunga
low addition, lot 50x180, corner 4lh
nnd Oronge, near Onkdulo live.. $3850
28:!i acres, ono milo from P. E.
depot; n bnrgaiu nt the price. .$6000
Rooming house Rest location in
tho cily; clears $150 per month ; loiti?
27 acres, three miles from Med
foro; $1500 limine, good burn, nil in
alfalfa; the best land to bo found in
the Rogue River valley; term.$l2,000
18 neres, close in property, fin
est frcesoil, 14 ncrcs planted to com
mercial npplon nnd pears 4 years old,
4 ncres alfalfa; good tonus $1 1,500
For snlo or rent ll-room modern
bungiilow on Orange street, nenr Onk
dulo; rent $30; prico $3850
Huk'hichs locution lot 50x100, right
in tho benrt of tho city. Call nt our
office for particulars $8500
5 neres iiisido city limits, high clo
vation; Hi'ih trnct enn bo subdivided
into building lots or would niuko nn
ideal orchard tract. It is a bargain
5 ncres adjoining city limits, good
orchard land nnd n benuliful silo for
a homo; in ono year will bo worth
donblo tho prico asked $2000
10 acres, one milo from Medford on
mnin traveled rood to Ashland; Rear
creek bottom land, sot to apples nnd
pears 2 yonrs old; treos nro strong;
mid vigorous. Hero is a beautiful
silo for -n homo. Easy (ernm.
3-rooin box liouso nnd largo lot
on Snulh Central avonuo, completely
furnished; good well nnd chicken
house; n goniiino bargain ; ensy Innns.
Price .' '...$750
Rome splendid business proporlie
for Bale, eloso in, good income pay
ors. Cull nt our office for dutnii.
Our ehnrgo is $1 per month for
renting and collecting.
BENSON INVESTMENT CO
Opposite Moore Hotel
112 W. Main St. Phono 3073 Main.