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TIIE MEDFORD MAIL TRIBUNE, MEDFORD, ORlOaOX, TUESDAY, NOVKMTiER 2, 1909.
FORTY CANDIDATES FOR
HIGHER MASONIC HONORS
SrOKANK. WASH., Nov. 'J. For
ty candidates will receive degrees
from Ihe fourth to the thirty-second,
inclusive, nt the convocation of the
Scottish Rite Masons of the Spokane
jurisdiction in this city the week of
November 12. Sovereign Grand
Commander James P. Kiehnrdson, 3Hd
degree, mid Sovereign Grand Inspec
tor General Enie.st Bert rand Hussey.
33d decree, will be in attendanee,
others assisting being V. S. McCren
and F. E. Miehoels of Spokane, who
received the 33d degree at Washing
ton,' D. C., lately, and Rev. Dr. Wil
liam J. Hindley, pastor of Pilgrim
Congregational church and chaplain
to the Spokane chamber of commerce,
and Richard B. Harris, also of this
city, who were elected Knight Com
manders of the Court of Honor. The
Spokane chapter, which ; has 375
members,' is arranging a series of
receptions and banquets iu connec
tion with the ceremonials, at which
it .is expected. there will be 500 visi
tors from various parts of the Unit
ed States and Canada.
WILL HAVE TO AGAIN
SELL KLAMATH BONDS
KLAMATH FALLS, Or., Xov. 2.
Despite the fact that the taxpay
ers of the city of Klamath Falls vot
ed a $45,000 bond for the construc
tion of a sewerage system, the city
will be without sewers until next
" year. " As has been previously stat
ed, the council accepted the bid of
Kean & Co. of Chicago. Investiga
tion disclosed that the firm was not
sufficiently responsible. The bonds
were then passed up to Morris & Co.
of Portland, the 'second highest bid
ders. Morris & Co. trimmed their or
iginal bid about $600. The council
has practically concluded to readver
tise the bonds. Mayor F. T. Sander
son is heartily in favor of this movp.
It is believed that the bonds cn be
sold to better advantage than if
cither of the bids mentioned had been
accepted. Klamath Falls is rapidly
increasing in population and in its
TEA SUCCESSFULLY GROWN NOTHING DOING IN FREE
AT MYRTLE POINT, COOS CO. srttuti Lint in arimAnt
SPOUANK, Wash., Kov. 2. Mem
bers of the Industrial Workers of the
World will not be permitted to make
demonstrations on the streets iu
Spokane on November 22, which, no
cording to circulars issued by that
organization to locals throughout the
northwest, has beau designated us
Free Speech day."
Thero is a city ordinance, prohib
iting all except religious orgau'ma
tions from street speaking, and Mayor
Nelson S. Pratt declares this will
be enforced if ho has to call upon
the war department to furnish troops
from Fort George Wright, three miles
west of Spokane, where Lioutenaut
Colonol Abererombie, commandant,
has eight companies of - colored sol
diers, recently returned from the
Mayor Pratt will instruct Chief of
Police Sullivan to issue orders to the
police department to arrest all vio
lators of the city ordinance, and up
on conviction the prisoners will be
sent to the rock pile. The order has
gone forth to the effect that if the
prisoners do not work they shall not
eat. The prisoners will also bo given
two baths daily during their terms of
MARS1IF1ELD, Or., Nov. 2.
That tea can bo successfully grown
in Coos county has been clearly dem
onstrated by J. O. Stemmler of Myr
tie Point. 'On his ranch near Dora
he has a good crop of tea and has
brought in'a supply of leaves, which
he does each year, to supply his fam
ily table. The tea is bf the regular
He secured the plants from Wash
ington some years ago, and has made
a perfect success in growing the cr ti.
He is convinced that the valley smir.
try a little back from the ocean in
Coos county is adapted to tea cul
ture, and that there will be a good
yield if care is taken in protecting
the plants the first year they are in
Mr. Stemmler also is growing wai
nuts. He has trees 7 'years old, and
this year has produced some of as
fine walnuts as will be found any
where in the state.
POULTRY PAYS BIG
DIVIDENDS TO FARMERS
TOPEKA, Kan., Nov. ' 2. Statis
tics prepared 'by the United Slates
board of agriculture show thai the
earnings of poultry in the United
States in one year were greater than
the value of either the cotton crop,
wheat crop or swine output.
The latest report of the depart
ment showed that the value of the
egg output for a single year amount
ed to more than $290,000,000 Twelve
years ago the farmers of Kansas be
gan to pay more attention to their
poultry, and this state has become
the greatest poultry state in the
Union. The product of the hen is
rapidly paying off the mortgages on
many farms, and the business has
reached a point where the laying ca
pacity and profit of hens is a para
mount question. .
Counterfeit Antiques Openly Manu
factured In Italy.
Speaking of the manufacture of
counterfeit pntmlnga In Italy, a writer
In the National lievlew says that some
times genuine old pictures are really
discovered In peasants' houses, bn'
rarely In good condition.
The peasants have a disastrous trick
of nibbing pictures with onions to
clean them. By so doing they take oft
not only the vnrnlsh. but the precious
pntlnn nnd certain colors. In many
cases lea vine only 'be mere gold back
ground (supposing 'he picture U of
that date) nnd the more depply Incised
lines. These w recks are eagerly boucht
for n trifle by art Wlers. who employ
skilled experts to restore or rather to
remake them on the basis of the origi
Pictures of the early period with
gold backgrounds and quaint drafts
manship are regularly manufactured,
especially at Siena, where the panels
can be seen openly drying before the
shop doors. Their foundation Is a pan
el properly worm eaten and chemically
aged, painted on the gesso ground that
was the basis for all pictures of that
epoch and to which they owe their lu
Such pictures are often made up out
of a number of really old but ruined
pictures and are an Ingenious puzzle
that require dexterity, taste and knowl
edge to construct.
SCHEDULED TO DIE AT
30, LIVES TO 97 ON PIE
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 2. In Belleville
lives Benjamin . West, ' aged 97,
straight as an arrow and spry as a
young man, who attributes his long
evity to pie. Despite the fact that
pie, in a double sense, is about the
shortest thing there is, it will mate
you live longer if you stick to it as
a steady diet, Mr. West says.
Any kind of pie will do, from
Washington pie to lemon meringue.
All are equally stimulating and help
ful, says this wonderful old man.
FOURTEEN NEW BABIES
CAME DAY AFTER CIRCUS
DANVILLE, Va., Nov. 2. In the
same suburb of Danville, in the same
neighborhood and on the same day
two sets of triplets, three pairs of
twins and two regular babies, a to
tal of 14 children, horn to seven fam
ilies, is the unprecedented record f
Schoolfield. The stork came m the
wake of the circus that visited the
city the day before, and he left some
thing of a circus behind him.
The Rogue River Society of Na
tive Pennsylvanians meets Saturday,
November 13, at 11 a. m. in the Pres
byterinn church, Medford. A basket
dinner at 12 o'clock noon. Each
one is requested to bring a basket of
good things and to help in having .1
good time. Come yourself and bringr
all the Pennsylvanians with you. A
good program and music.
J. E. Watt, president; W. F,
- No Time For Little Boys.
An Edinburgh gentleman died the oth
er day, and a small boy, open eyed and
silent watched while the coffin was
placed In the hearse.
"Have you said your prayers, Wil
lie?" said bis mother, after tucking
him Into bed that night.
"No. inamma," said Willie.
"Well, say them now."
"I'm not going to say any prayers
tonight," replied Willie, with the air
of one who bad fully made up- his
"But yon must"
"No. not tonight," Willie persisted.
"Why not?" asked the mother Id as
"Ifs no nse," said Willie. 'They
will be so busy In heaven tonight un
packing Mr. Jones that they will have
no time to listen to the prayers of lit
tle boyR." Edinburgh Dispatch.
THE ELEPHANT IN BATTLE.
Moit Docile Yet Courageous and Faith
ful of Animals.
Of the docility of I he elephant there
is no need to multiply examples. It Is
said that Iu ludln native women some
times when called away Intrust their
babies to the care of "the banded one."
confident that they will be safe and
But of all elephant stories surely the
finest Is that which tells bow the
standard bearing elephnnt of the pelsh
wa won a great victory for its Mali
rntta lord. At the moment when the
elephant had been told to halt Its ma
bout was killed. The shock of battle
closed around It. nnd the Mahratta
forces were borne back, but still the
elephant stood, and the standard which
It carried still Bew. so that the Pelsh
wa's soldiers could not believe that
they were Indeed being overcome and.
rallying. In their turn drove the enemy
backward till the tide swept past the
rooted elephant and left It towering
colossal among the slain. The tight
was over and won. nnd then they
would hnvp had the eleplinut move
from the battlefield, hut It waited still
for the dead man's voice.
For three days and nights I remain
ed where It h:id been told to remain,
and neither bribe nor threat would
move It till they sent to the village on
the Ncrbndda, a hundred miles a1 way.
and fetched the mahout's little son. n
round eyed, lisping child, nnd then at
last the hero of. that victorious day.
remembering how Its master had often
In brief nl,sinrp delegnted authority to
the cbilil. confessed lis allegiance and
with the shattered battlp harness
clnnglng nt each stalely stride swung
slowly nlon! the road behind theoy.
London Times. .
TO CARRY 14-INCH GUNS
SHIPS MUST BE HEAVIER
Cynics was the name applied to a
school pf philosophers founded by An-tlsthenes.-
a pupil of Socrates. The
main tenet of the extreme cynics was
that civilization Is a curse, and true
happiness can be .obtained only by
gratifying the most primary physical
appetites which mar hap In common
wttb brutes. The genera! attitude of
the cynics as distinguished from that
of the stoics, who regarded everything
In the external world with indiffer
ence. wn one of contempt. They were
not an Important philosophical school
numerically, but attracted attention
largely by their eccentricities and Inso
lence Qn account of their contempt
for refinemtnt their name came subse
quently to he applied to any one who
takes a mean view of human life.
New Tort American.
Didn't Care For Him.
Little Eleanor's mother was an
American, while her father was a Ger
man. One day after Eleanor bad been sub
jected to rather severe disciplinary
measures at the hands of her father
she called her mother into another
room, closed the door significantly and
said, "Mother, I don't want to meddle
In your business, but I wish you'd
send. that husband of yours back to
Germany." ladles' Home Journal.
A Little Crowded.
A backwoodsman went to New York
city for the llrst time, says the Satur
day EvenkiK Post, tie Rtopped at a
Broadway hotel which was pretty well
downtown. Next morning his nephew,
who lives In New York, came to take
him out and show him the sights. They
walked down '"roadway until they got
to Canal street. The' backwoodsman
stopped and contemplated the great
congestion of traffic there, hundreds of
trucks going every way. .
"Son." be snld to his nephew, "you
have a nice city here, but It 'pears to
me that your folks Is a bull passel be
hind. In their hniilln'."
HC0D RIVER APPLES
NEARLY ALL GONE
WASHINGTON, Nov. "J. Should
the government decide to change
frum 12-inch to I l-inch guns for the
main batteries of our fleet, Ihe iuuo-'
vution with affect only Ihe ships lol
bo hereafter designed. Even thuj
ntiiditv Delaware, now inulere'oinL? her'
unofficial trials, is not si mug
enough to accommodate the huge
The first gnu of this bore is rap
idly bearing completion. It will be
given its tryout at I ho Indian Head
proving grounds next spring. The
now gun will weigh 72 tons, only 7
tons heavior than tho l'i-inch. Tho
velooity of a shell fired from tho 14
iuuh will be slightly less than that of
tho 12. Hut the 14-ineh'nrnior-piore-ing
shell will weigh 1400 pounds,
whereas tho 12-inch weighs 870
pounds, and it will have a capacity
for penetration of nearly two inches
greater thickness of ordinary steel
armor. It will require a 400-pound
propelling charge, and the new shell
will carry double the bursting charge
of tho 12-inch.
POPULAR YOUNG COUPLE OF
GRANTS PASS ARE MARRIED
We ore Growerwnuy direct from u
Oar Trci aro urown trie. 7
Write for fre catalog. Lnrwo atnrk of
varUti(!aal taMoftir commercial orcbard
Choice Fruit, Nut snd Ornamental Tret, Grape,
Vines, 6mall Fruit Plants and Shrubbery
THB DaLLKS NUIIHKUIKB
Main Office, 122$ Grand Ave, Port! aad,Ore.
GRANTS PASS. Or., Nov. 2. Miss
Kiln Savage and Hoy Harper, two
of Grants Puss' popular young peo
ple, were married at the homo of the
bride's parents of Kast A street yes
terday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Only
the family and a few of tho mint
iutimato friends were present. Both
the contracting parties have been ac
tive iu Methodist church circles nnd
have ii wide circle of friends. They
left on the evening train for Portland,
where the groom is interested iu the
GRANTS PASS, Or.. Nov. 2. A.
II. Hamilton, formerly of West Yir-
ini.a died last week and a short
servieo was held nt the undertaking
parlors yesterday afternoon. lie hud
been a resident of Grunts Pass for
the past two years. He was a mem
ber of the Woodmen of llie.World and
had just taken two degrees in the
Masonic ordor. Tho widow will envc
on the evening train with the body
for Xiitnpn, Idaho, where the inter
ment will lake place.
HOOD UIVUH, Or., Nov. 'J. Willi
(mo or two exceptions, nothing re
niniiix iu place of Ilia liandHoino Hood
River apple show, which delighted
hundreds of visitors during the pm
tew days.- hnrly this morning tipple
packers and shipper were at work
repacking and nailing up tin) boxes
The carload which the Applegrow-
ers' Union will send lo Chicago was
rapidly gotten together, mid will be
started for ils dostiuutinti in the liuxt
day or two. Several of the small ex
hihils will bo taken to Portland for
display thero. Others bavo been
bought at a hih figure by Kaslcrn
visitors, nnd will bn sent lo New
York, .Minneiipolis, Philadelphia and
oilier cities I'oi' their own use,
- The fnir was u linmiciiil success,
and Ihe proposition In erect ii per
manent fruit fair building received
HiiliHtiiulial assistance during ils
progresii. It is tho intention lo raise
enough money by Miihscriptinii to pur
chase a suitable slto in the ceuler of
tho city nnd to have Ihe building
ready for tho fair next year.
A plan of building that has boon
suggested is one pavilion shaped ho
as, to allow of nil the exhibits being
placed on thu sides, leaving the cen
ter open for the accommodation of
Every Day Something New
for the next two months 1 will show tho i'iiicst, stock
of Diamonds, Watches, Jewelry, Sterling Silver
Toilet Sets, Sterling 'Silver Novelties, Cit (JI.ish. Sil
verware find Clocks I have ever sh wu.
P. S.--lienieniber, I carry tho three ).vn articles
made Cforham Sterling Silver, IlawKes & i.ibby's
Rich Cut Glass.
Near P. O.
ESTERBROOK ORCHARD TRACTS
Adjoining Hillcrest orchard and con
tain unexceled deep, rich soil. Rea
sonable prices and generous terms.
OREGON ORCHARDS SYNDICATE
SELLING AGENTS ROGUE RIVER VALLEY
P. C. Hansen. . ' Tom Moffat
We make any kind and style of windows. We carry
glass of any size on hand.
Medford Sash & Door Co.
Blobbs Henpeckke thinks you are
the finest fellow In the world. How
did you manage to make such an Im
pression? Slobbs Oh, I pretended to
be surprised when he told me be was a
married man, Philadelphia Record.
Paul de Anna
. FIRST-CLASS GERMAN
ER AND ENGRAVER. ALL
WORK GUARANTEED, IN ;
CONNECTION WITH MED-
, FORD LOAN OFFICE, COR..
CENTRAL AVE. AND SEV
ENTH ST., MEDFORD.
Just Arrived From Holland
Full arid Complete line of bulbs. Best Line of
, . Lawn Grass in the city
Ornamentals and small fruits
50,000 No. I
while they .
last at $25
js.J . ..y -V'.'. wv
You will do well do get our prices, before buying
ROGUE RIVER NURSERY
0. P. COOK, Proprietor
ROGUE RIVER VALLEY DEPOT