" THE MEDFORD MAIL TRIBUNE, MEDPORD, OREOON, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1900. Medford Ma il Tribune Official Paper of George Putnam, SUBSCRIPTION RATES : One year, by mail $5.00 ANNOUNCEMENT. 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 egon. 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 1908. 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. ESTERBROOK 10 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 ORCHARD TRACTS 20 Acres 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 opposite. "1 have fits," ho aunounced, with Importance. "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 back." But a very much upset volunteer vis itor was already out of hearing. New York Herald. 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 Denver " 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- edly. '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 swerod. 'And who told you that? said tbe kaiser. 1 'My captain, your majesty,' said the soldier. 'Aha, your captain, eh? And what did your captain tell you about An. dree? 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. Perversity, 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 Tribune. Not Qualified. 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 other. 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. Not Afraid. 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 ed. 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 Aosarada Alaelnonlmomgln. 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." Unappreciated Efforts. 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 lyn Citizen. The Better Way. "Awfully rude ot him to throw a kiss at me." 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 be going." The Separation. "I understand that she Is separated from her husband." "Yes." "Ob. toll mo all about It What did he dor' "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 ear. Coaxing. 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 of cash. Great men are they who see that spiritual Is stronger than any material force. Emerson. A Convert 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 sippi. "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 Companion. 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, - BENSON'S BARGAINS Four-room shuck, lol , "iOxI.'Oj u good i-liuii p Iioiiui mill a bargain ul $450 (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 for niiieli, I 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 fenco $2000 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 oneo SZU50 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? lease $2200 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 nt ,..$3000 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. Price $2900 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.