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OKOI1QM PUTNAM, IMItor and Mumiter
TIME FOR COMMUNITY ACTION.
Jliitfttvl an com)lann matter at
Meilfont, Orrson, uniltr th act of
March a, His.
Official I'Mvor of tho City of MUord.
Official l'aprr of Jarhnon County.
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"W. O. Whitney. H.-attl. Wash.
FLED IN NIGHTIE
KLAMATH FALLS, Feb. T.Mrs.
T.ouin 1nilon has filed her suit
fnr'dtvoreo in llio rircnit court,
through her ntlonicy, lL V. Shaw,
ngninyl Kdwnrd Dnvi(.v)i.
The couple were married at Jack
sonville in l)fl.1, durins nil of whleh
time nineo. that ditto Mrs. Davidson
nlhjcs her husband hits been excess
ively oddirted to the ue of intoxi
cants, nnd thn(. since 11104 or 1003
lie litis hoen nn habitual drunkard.
She alleges (hut during the.o years
he has abused lipr by oundne; and
kickinj her, nnd even knocked her
down many times while, intoxicated.
While living near Ahlnud, in lt)0.",
Mrs. Davidson alleges (hat her hus
band came home in n drunken rajre
lato one night and threatened her
life, compelling her to flee through
n window in her night clothing nnd
hide in the woods where she, remniu-
cd nil pight in hor scanty clothing.
So unb'enrablo did her condition
become, sho alleges, that sho finnlly
Jeu her husband and enme to Klnin
nth Knll nlone, opening the South
cm Pcifi nxuning house, to which
place . he later followed her, since
when ho ha perUted in demanding
money for liquor.
On the night of December 2,1, 1911,
shenllcge her husband threatened
again to kill her and left tho house
for n ctt", but returned later in n
The county court today approved
the appointment of a list of deputy
npfcessora in the county for this year.
The list as approved together with
the diritricts is an follows;
Main valley between Med ford and
Jacksonville J. C Qodiove.
Knglc Point, Lake creek and Ante,
lone P. U. Daily.
Trail, Prpcct and Big Butte
George P. Hall.
Gold Hill, Willow Springs and
Sams VnlleyW. W. Trunx.
Appleguto nnd Stcnmboat Clinton
Ahhland F. D. Wngnor.
Medford Paul Juuuey, "
Talent nnd surrounding country
Hogtio Itivcr nnd Wiraer George
Jacksonville and Barron S. S.
Central Point Fred Burros.
Phoenix A. H. Fisher.
A Eorlous runaway occured on
the Jacksonville road Thursday af
ternoon In which Mrs. Flora Clark
son of Thompson creek was badly In
jured. Her loft arm was fractured
and severe Injuries sustained.
Mrs. Clarkbon had been In toxin
on u shopping tour and had started
lor iionio wnen tuo team she was
driving became unmanageable owing
to a passing automobile They ran
away and throw Mrs. Clarkson out.
Tho Idontlty of tho passing nuto
niDbllo was not determined as Its
occupants speeded up and disap
peared. Mrs. Clarkson was brought to this
city for treatment.
John A. Perl
j, 28 S. UAHTLETT
I'Jiobcs 31. 171 anil 473
Ambulance Servjco Deputy Ccrpner
npl!I8 current lmu of tho Wii11m "Work roiiliiinti nn in-
(orratiiiff iicrouiilor two ell Iph (lint luriicd fannora anil
thorohy mndo possible n Inrgor growth liy dovolopiug nn
ngricultunil buck country. The eit ic woro Duluth, M inno-
Botn nnd Dolnvnn, Wisconsin.
Duluth had grown to be n oily by tttking toll of the
grain and iron ore that passed through it, nnd was trans
ferred from rail to ship, and from tho timber that covered
the hills and plains of its vicinity, it had no agriculture
and 110 industries. Its bleak hillside were popularly re
garded as worthless, except for timber purposes.
A11 experimental farm, cleared for summer resorts,
demonstrated that the land would produce crops if proper-
iy mriiicu, upon tne Knowledge tnus gained, a campaign
was planned and carried out by the Duluth Commercial
club to develop the untouched agricultural resources of
the surrounding country. An expert was engaged and the
The biggest problem was that of clearing the land. The
old stumps and the new second growth cost nearly 30 an
aero to remove. Only intensive cultivation, market gar
dening, and dairy farming under tho most modern scien
tific conditions, could be made profitable on bind as ex
pensive as this.
The railroads terminating at Duluth woro interested
njid induced to undertake the intelligent development of
Agricultural resources. Land grants were subdivided into
small farms, so arranged that the houses, as built, form
community greups: and, from each community of this
kind, constructing a good road to the nearest railroad sta
tion. No lands are sold until the road is built and a low
price is asked, a little down and the balance in yearly pay
ments extending over ten years.
Local companies clear' land adjoining the city which
enable market gardeners to pay good prices nnd'inako a
profit. Clubs among the farmers were organized to co
operate with the city clubs to work for good roatjs, school
system and immigration. School children tire furnished
free garden seeds for planting and "harvest home" festi
vals provide prizes for garden products.
After five years of effort, a co-operative produce ware-
nuuse. was erected in umutii to supply retailers as com
mission houses do. A "potato special' is operated tlirouidi.
out the fall by tho railroad, calling for produce tit even
tration. Gradually the agricultural resources are beinlr
developed, and an agricultural population added.
Dclavnu, Wisconsin is described as a cit v of 2;100 popu
lation, with but one industry a knitting factorv. A few
years ago, the business men realized that tho imvii w..ivt
losing ground, Grass grew in the streets, roads were poor
and trade growing less. So despito ti protesting minority,
taxes were quadrupled, old debts paid off, new schools
erected, sewers, water works and electric light plants in
stalled, streets paved and roads in the adjoining countrv
improved for miles about. New stores renlaccd tho nWI
and a systematic effort was made to secure farm trade.
A "Delavan week," during which special bargains were
c'ffered by till the stores, and free entertainment provided
. iijl- uyeiit Mouse ior visiting iarmers and tlieir families,
proved so successful that it has become an annual winter
affair. Farmers' institutes and poultry shows were organ
ized, concerts, theatrical entertainments, and winter lec
ture courses were arranged for, and special inducements
were held out to farm folk to attend them. Hascball games
and field carnivals were the attractions for the warmer
months, A bequest by a wealthy citizen for a free librarv
was trebled by popular subscription, and the farmers fam
ilies hold nearly one-third of the membership cards.
A "rural survey" was made to determine the extent of
community influence as ti basis for further efforts. Eight
phases of the community interest were selected as indices
ot the relations between the village and the farm. Thev
were tho dry goods store, tho grocerv store, the news
papers, the churches, the high school, 'the public librarv,
the banks, and the milk factory.
A map was prepared that showed everv farm house
within five miles of Delavan. Every house was then check
ed off on the map in accordance with its relations to Del
nvan m one or another of these eight connections. A line
ni'ilWtl rtl in mnn en .. 4- ,...,.!., XI. i 1- i ...
p.... v, n.u H, nu t,a lu l-iu-iusu mo most distant iarins
having a particular community interest with the village
u'lU5 uwuwacu jjul omy me extent ol runt interest's influ
ence, but the gaps and weak spots in it.
Step were immediately taken to close the gaps indicat
ed by the map and unite the isolated farmers in community
of interest relations with the city. A "hitch barn" was
erected for the use of the visiting farmers. Motor truck
deliveries were arranged by the merchants association, and
special automobile visits hy the city people united them
still more closely.
Efforts like this must be made by Medford. The people
oj the city must co-operate and secure the fuller develop
ment of hinds and must unite the country closer to the citv
in trade and the co-operative efforts must.be systematic
nnd scientific.' '
The first problem that awaits solving is the securing of
irrigation for the entire valley. This will greatly enhance
i iff wi 1 wtriMii ntii t-iAiii:n 4-u rt ...A i. j. rm hi
i, " '""'"., ""' VIUV "input, xnen win come
the- utilization of idle lands and the transformation of the
valley into one of the most productive diversified fanning
and lnut growing spots in the world.
Tho city itself is large enough. It hs inmrnvmmmfu
enough, and buildings enough. The energy and capital of
io jiuujjii; Human iiureaner no devoted to developing the
adjacent country not to inflating values and platting
Medford has naturally a far richer territory in an agri
cultural vrny than Duluth will over have, and a far more
iavorable clime. She has a greater tributary territory,
far richer natural resources, nnd a much finer city,
than Delavan will ever have, and it is up to Medford to
,l,"u " u" u"cwkich, aim initiative m solving its prop
J loins ns Duluth and Delavan are solving theirs. '
Rogue River Volley the Garden of Eden
are found mining the rollrg nnd no
wi'll know that ilu-ro wore tin ari
In tho tliinb'ii f Kdnn. Theno furls
seem to ho derlnho niti'lust the
claim of tho Kuxlno renloii Aru
uiPUlH (Miimlly cnuvliii'lutf ntlulit bit
addured iignlust .every other spot on
earth except Southern Orexou. Henri',
by the phlloiophlenl prnresn known
nn 'oxeluKlon'' wo hiivn proved tho
HoKiie river valley to b Hie gun
uIiid site, of PnrndlHii. Since Adam
and Kve could not luvvo lived any-
where else, they .iinmt havo lived
there. If some doubterw IiihIhI that
all that li neeewiary In to enlarge
their preconceived ltlenn of man's
first hnhltnt. An urea not many
inllim In exleut will enihraro Hie re
Master meelinnliM nt the various
navy jards hnve rcrcheil sulmtantlnl
(From tho 1'orttnnd OrrKunlan )
The definite dUcuvery that Kin
umtli FallH Is ltn true site of tho
City of Knock founded In tho laud
of Nod by Cain, will cyoko a sigh of
relief throughout the scientific world.
It confirms what The Oregnnlnit has
long suspected that the (lardeu of
Hden was located In the country sur
rounding Medford nnd Ornnts Pass,
In Southern Oregon. Do not the
Scriptures say: "And Cain went out
from the presence of the lord and
dwelt In the land of Nod, on the
east of Kden?" Is not tho Kla
math country on ,the east of the
llogue river valley?
The crown of glorv which now,
once for all, settles upon the hrow
of fair Southern Oregon hni been
claimed by many n spot. Some of
these claims may still bo put for
ward, though there Is not the
slightest hope that the learned world
will longer glv 'litem an atom's
ttoigm. up to within a century or,
two It wns taken for granted that
tho site of the Harden of IMcn lay i
somewhere In tho peninsula railed (
.Mesopotamia, notwecu tne Kuplirntes
and Tigris rivers. Here Is where
Milton, wiipee iKUontnre of sarred
geography wns appalling, located the
The most ullgthln spot, previous to
In tho middle of tho Indian Ocean
Vt ll Sllfrt It Irt. itavmt it. liiinnRlli
tho waves, but that w.i rather an , ther0 GVor 8inC0 it WUS Ultro
advantage than otherwise. When ) duccd.
one Is In search of tho Oardon of! m, ( . ., . ., . rM
Hden, facts aro apt to bo embarrass- "0 UCaUtyOt it IS that Ga
Ing, and It Is well In havo some ofJDllSt will do moro Work and
them under a mile or two of salt . mQTQ kindg work than aoflp
water. The legend ran that this slto I ., , T. .,,
wns sunk soon after the slnnlnc nnir any giucr cicanscr. It WIU:
worn expelled from their pristine I also do quicker, bettor WOfk
Home, of course this speculation and savo at least ono-hnlf tho
rasoinatlng as it i. now loses ul , i,,.-,:f'B i:. n,l l,.l,-
Its force because we know tl.at the hoUSOWlfo S time and labor.
Oardon of Kden was In Southern , X0 uso Gold DllSt for all
Oregon and not In the middle of tlie'i t i i i . t i
Indian Ocean. household cleaning is to do
your work in the shortest
nnd best way.
Gold Dust stands at tho head
at Klamath Kails, was of all cleaners and clcantiing
products it has stood right
The. oldest legends of tho classic
world havo their scenes In the Hux
lne country, and It Is found that the
same Is true apparently of the
primeval Aryan folk lore of India.
Moreover, human remains hnvo been
found north of tho lllark Sea which
must date from tho vary beginning
of our race history. The only trou
ble with them Is that they do not
exhibit that degree of artistic and
mechanical perfection which one
would expect In Paradise. More
astonishing still, warlike weapons
D Ml u. $p.
SJ. Animal or
fruit. GolJ IM.
lit til 4ilrfel
I Uktinf ffiu
Opport unljjj l K"5 V
'M X riSS
Ul Ik COLD DUST TWINS 4i rr wt"
FISH FISH FISH
Fresh Smelt, 5c per pound
Medford Fish & Poultry Co.
The Best tmm
For All dKmMM
For Salo Kvorywhoro
STANDARD OIL COMPANY
OW is the time of year
yQU need only a quick
in the cook stove for
meals. Slabwood answers this
purpose and is cheap.
Dry Slabwood, $2.25
a tier delivered
FRANK H. RAY
Main 7502 6th-& Fir Sis.
This Sale has
and we want to make
OUR SUITS, OVERCOATS, HATS,
ETC., ARE GENUINELY REDUCED
FROM THEIR USUAL MODEST PRICE.
THESE REDUCTIONS ARE DECISIVE
EACH MEANS MONEY LEFT IN
YOUR POCKET WHEN YOU BUY.
THE HIGH QUALITY OF MERCH
ANDISE WE SELL IS WELL KNOWN
IT WILL GIVE LASTING SATISFAC
TION. THE PRICE ALWAYS IS MADE
SUBSERVIENT TO QUALITY. DURING
THIS SALE PRICES ARE MADE STILL
LOWER WHILE QUALITY STAYS AT
ITS OWN HIGH MARK.
HERE YOU WILL FIND THE BEST
IN MEN'S AND YOUNG MEN'S CLOTH
ING AND FURNISHINGS. WE INVITE
YOU TO SUPPLY YOUR PRESENT
NEEDS AND ANTICIPATE FUTURE
WANTS. YOU MUST COME NOW, HOW
EVER THIS FINE STOCK IS MOVING
OUR SERVICE WILL PLEASE YOU.
THERE NEED BE NO HASTE WE
WANT YOU TO CHOOSE WISELY.
. IS SO