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Ibdford Mail tribune
AN 1NI)I2I'ENIJI?NT. NISU'M'APlilt
l'UDI.lMIKl) HVKIIY AKT15UNOON
J8.NUKIT HUNDAY 11V Till:
MKOKOIUJ l'ltlNTlNU CO.
The Ucmcvcrntlo Tlmon, Tlio Jtcdfonl
Mull. Tlio MciKnnl Tribune. The. Mouth
cm OrcRnntnn. Tlio Anhlaml Tribune.
Offlc .Mnll Trlliunrt Ilutttllntr. :5-2T-S9
Norlli l'lr ntrcr t; iclopliunc 76.
orriclnl Paper of tlio City of MctUord.
Offlt'lnl rnper of JnckMon County.
Ol:01tai: PUTNAM, Dtlltor ami MntMmr
COST TO THE PARMER.
A CORRESPONDENT from the Eagle Pointy section,
lacked the courage of his convictions sufficiently to
sign liis name, writes protesting the road bond issue, saying:
Kti In nil nil Mpconil-flAiu nuitter nt
M ell for il. Orrson. under tlio net uf
March 8, 1S7.
' BUBBORXPXXOJf KATSB.
Onn vr hi-, hv mull . .. ..... IS. 00
Ono month, by nmll. . . . . .50
IVr month, delivered by carrier In
Moilfonl, Jnchnonvlllo nnd Con
tnil Point. - - .80
HiilnnUv onlv. bv mull, nor year.. . 2.00
WeoUly, per yonr i .. 1.60
Rally nvorngri for olovrn months end
ing NoVctnlwr SO, 1911, 1751.
PORTLAND, Ore, Sept. . Un
nblo to reach an agreement as to what
should constitute tho minimum wago
nnd hours ot employment of women
stenographers and office workers In
tho city of Portland, tho committee
nppointod by tho utato Industrial
wolfaro commission, and consisting of
representatives of tho employes, em
ployers, tho public and tho commis
sion, will hold a second session Sep
tember 7. In the Interim each mem
bor of tho committee will Individual
y Investigate tho cost of living and
conditions surrounding tho employ
ment of women offico workers.
A suggestion that J9.25 a week,
tho samo wago established for women
employes of morcantllo houses bo rec
ommended as tho minimum, was corn
batted by Father O'llura, represent
ing tho wclfaro commission, who
maintained that offico workers had
to rlotbo themselves more expensive
ly than clerks.
"This far oft district must help pay for n rond far nway, when it
needs a road so badly nt homo to gut produce to ntnrkot.
"Tho road in tho valley I a flno thing for thu country, but wo need
rands to get to It, Our increased land valuation is no benefit to the far
mer if ho has to pay taxes for the mltomoblllst when ho cunnut get any
whero In tho winter with his horses and wngon.
"llivo tho farmer what ho needs. Four-fifths of tho voters aro along
tho proposed route but arc four fifths ot the taxpayers and four fifths
of tho taxable property?
"Qivo us roads and plenty of them nnd let each district fix Its own.
This is talked In outlying districts.
"BackJPrecinct" Voter Urges United
Vote for Good Road Bonds
$1 5.000 FOR BLIGH
It is unfortunate that wo cannot improve all county
roads at the same time. Hut the state contribution hedges
us with limitations regarding highway indebtedness. We
can, however, make a beginning, and it should be made
where it will benefit the greatest number, that is, between
centers of population.
Lateral lines to connect with the main highway will
come after its construction, but the main line must be con
structed first. The sooner the trunk line is built, the
quicker will the laterals follow. The money spent on the
maintenance of this road now, will then be available for
the more distant roads.
The fanner is benefited more than the automobilist by
the highway, for it effects a direct reduction in the cost of
the transportation of Ins produco and supplies, The in
tcrests of the fanner and automobilist are identical. "What
benefits the one, benefits the other. Indeed, tho autoist
is really the farmer s best friend, tor ho is the agitator ot
good roads. Besides the farmer is rapidly becoming tho
automobilist, and with the promised reduction in the price
of autos, every fanner will soon be the owner of one.
The fanner is not the greatest taxpayer. The bulk of
the taxes are paid by the timber owners, who reside out
side the state, by the cities, by the Southern Pacific, California-Oregon
Power Company, and other foreign cor
porations. The farmer, orehardist and arable land owner
only pavs about 2o per cent of the taxes.
In rough figures, the assessed valuation of Jackson
County is $30,000,000. The timber is assessed at $11,000,-
000, the cities of Medford and Ashland at $9,000,000, the
farms, orchards and arable lands, improvements and live
stock, $9,500,000, the railroad, power companies and smal
ler towns, $0,500,000. Thus nearly half the taxes or the
comity ore paid by the non-resident and the fanner gets
Each district can fix its own roads if it wants to by
voting special road levies, but only a few districts have
done so, and only in one or two localities have the farm
ers voted to fix their own roads, and the anonymous let
ter writer docs not live in a district that so voted.
To llto IMiter: I want to nay
words to tlio voters of the linek pro
uiuets eoneorniiig tlio epeclnl election
to bo lielil September I) for tlio pur
pose of issuing bonds to lite amount
of $,"00,01)0 to build ono petmuiii'iil
rond (n hoettoii oC tlio groat l'ltrlfto
Highway.) 1 heliovo tlio building of
ihU ronil lo bo of great iuipoi lance
nnd if built will be of iuestiinu bene
fit to tho whole country mid I nm
confident the measure will receive n
majority vote in every precinct,
though 1 uinlerstnnd there nro some
voter in tho back prcoineU who ob
ject to ilie measure for tlio renson
that Hie wliolo fund to bo expend
ed on one road nnd it located llirmigli
the most populous section of tho
county. Now 1 think Hint S one
very strong point in fnvor of the
"measure. Why not build one uood
'pcnunncnl road 'noross the county
located where it will be of the most
benefit to tho greatest number. Wo
certainly w:lit nnd must have the
Vncifio hlgliwny pass through our
county nnd we of the back precincts
will derive neatly uh much lieuofii
from Hitch u roatl na will those resid
ing in the niiilu valley nnd along tho
lino of snld ronil. Tlimn is hardly
nuy end to what might bo said in fa
vor of this rond, hut 1 will write only
briefly and siiv further that us n In-
Vol proposition uloue the rond will ho
of immense heuufit to nil sections of
Of tho multltiillo of tourists who
will annually pnss over Hie routl
many will make sido trips into I he
hack precincts nil of which have
much of interest to nttract. Now let
Us all take a hroad view of thu sit
uation ami work together for ihls
most desirable peruinueut road mid
trust that many others will follow.
V of the hack districts nmy well
bo proud of our beautiful valley, tho
fine farms nnd otehnrds, tho splen
did cities mid towns nnd they in
turn nre deeply interfiled in our do
velopnient nnd prosperity.
Very truly yours,
S. H. AIKEN.
l'rosiwet, Sept. 1, liHJI.
Tuesday, November 18, Nation-Wide
Day to Eat King Apple
Money to Loan
I havu tho agency of I ho Holland Mort
gage Company, who aro loaning money on
improved city and ranch properly.
Their inspector will be hero lo pass upon
applications next week. All thouo desiring
Mo borrow money should have applications
filed by Thursday, September !.
H. S. STINE
Room U, Stewart .Block
How the Bend Issue Looks to Portlanders
KOKTII YAKIMA, Wash., Sept. 3.
riio lakuna commercial club gov
erning board lnbt night added its in
fluence to that of tho Ynkiraa Valley
Business Men's Association in the at
tempt to get n county appropriation
of $15,000 for fighting the jwnr
A resolution was adopted urging
tho county commissioners to make
tho appropriation, and the following
t-ommittco was named to wait iikmi
the commissioners, with committees
from thu other two bedies: James
Leslie, A. IJ. Fossccn, Robert Mor
gan, It. u. Sinclair nnd . ..
11. C. Sinclair was elected first
vice president of the club to Till the
vncanoy created by tho recent elec
tion of James Leslie as president.
A. B. Fossccn was named second
vice-president, and Phil Dittcr was
elected n member of the governing
board. Tho other vacancy on the
board was left until tho next meet
ing. FRENCH PICK SITE
FOR 1915 FAIR EXHIBIT
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 4. Tho
French commissioners to select tho
bito for France's exhibit at the 1015
Panama Pacific exposition, arrived
hero today and were met at the fur
ry by Consul General Monett nnd an
exposition reception committee. This
uftcrnoiiii tho commissioners will ho
lect tho site which is to he dedicated
Tho exposition committee will
tender it bamiucl to tho visitors this
evening nt the Fairmont hotel.
JAPANESE KILLED BY
CHINESE TROOPS AT NANKIN
(From tho Portland Journal.)
Jackson county will vote next
Tuesday on tho Issuanco ot $500,000
of road bonds for tho construction of
Oregon's first link in tho Pacific
highway. Thus Jackson county vot
ers have tho opportunity to set tho
paco in Oregon's race with progress.
If tho bonds aro authorized, 48
mdes of paved highway will bo Con
structed in tho Immedlato future.
This stretch ot good road 'will con
nect with tho California stato high
way on tho south; pass through
Medford, Ashland and Central Point,
thus adding fvo miles to tho total
mileage; cross tho Siskiyou moun
tains at easy grader, and terminate at
tho Joscphino .ounty line. Hut this
terminus can bo only temporary, for
onco Jackson county sets the examplo,
Joseph Ino and other counties will fall
in line- Good roads aro built by
monoy, but thoy aro multiplied by
The Jackson bonds should carry
by a largo majority. Two years
ago that county, by a majority of four
to ono, voted 1,GOO,POO In bonds, but
tho proposed Issuo was Invalidated be
cause thcro was no enabling act. Tho
legislature removed this handicap,
and now Jackson Is again to tho front.
Good roads mean something more
than talk In Jackson they mean act
ually Improved highways, greater
prosperity for the "farmer, larger
growth for tho cities and villages,
more wealth in the county.
It Is noteworthy that Jackson coun
ty has combined sound financing with
other progressive Ideas. Tho bonds
aro to bo sorlalB; $100,000 will bo
paid at tho ond of 10 years, and tho
(-remaining $400,000 will bo retired
In equal Installments at five year In
tervals. Thus tho bonds will all bo
paid during the life ot the improve
ment interest will be saved, and no
TOKIO, Sept. 4. Four Jupnncse
have been killed by Chinese govern
ment troops ut Nankin, according to
official messnges received hero to
day. Miany nhopq were looted by
tho riotous soldiers, it was added.
Tho Jnpnncbo foreign office lins
protested vigorously to tho Pekln
government, Tho Tokio press dis
cusses tho affair with intento bitter
nc6S and violent popular anger is
displayed against China.
Pestal Clerks Close Meet.
INDIANAPOLIS, Intl., Sept. 4.
Tho biennial convention of tho Na
'tiounl Federation of Postoffico
Clerks adjourned horc today follow
intf lho election of officers. Thos.
Klnherly of San Francisco, was
elected secretary nnd treasurer of
(he federation. i
cxccsslvo burden will fall upon tax
payers at tho end ot 30 years.
Tho present highway over tno Sis
kiyou mountains has a 33 per cent
grade In places; grades on tho new
highway will not exceed six per cont.
Tho now road will pass through each
market placo except two. Jackson
county was given 2G.000 population
by tho census enumerators; tho new
highway will servo 19,000 of tho pco
plo who livo cither directly on or
closo to It.
In tho past much monoy has been
wasted on roads. That day Is pass
ing. Ja. kson county's now highway
will bo constructed under direction of
tho state highway engineer. Jack
son county taxpayors will got value
received for tho bonds they vote, and
the dividends returned by good roads
aro trcmondous. They exceed bank
It may bo that residents living off
tho now highway will voto against
tho bonds. If thoy do thoy will voto
against their own interests. Jackson
county has been spending on aver
ago of $100,000 n year in taxes on
roads, and tho grcator part of the
monoy has gone on tho highway It Is
now proposed to permanently im
prove. Remove that money sink nnd
annual taxes can go toward improve
ment of outlying roads. Tho monoy
will go thcro, for one good road will
demand othor good roadB. That has
been tho experlcnco everywhere.
Jackson county s to bo congratu
lated on her ambition to becomo Ore
gon's sonthern gateway. Tho C3
miles of Improved highway should bo
completed before tho San Fran.Uco
exposition opens. Visitors from all
parts of tho world should bo given
visual dnmonstratlon that Oregon is
a progressive state and thcro could
bo no hotter demonstration than 53
miles of first class highway in Jack
PORTLAND, Ore., kept. 2. If you
don't cnt an applo Tuesday, Novem
ber IS, you will bo ono of tho few
people In tho United Stntcs that falls
Let It bo known far and wldo that
Tuesday, November IS, Is applo day
all over tho country. Somu places will
celebrate but ono or two dns, but In
other sections a whole week will bo
devoted to apcial bargain days for
tho king ot fruit.
At tho samo tlmo you aro undo
awaro ot tho date for tho second na
tional applo day, you aro notified
that tho bct way to culebrato and
the cheapest will bo to buy tho pro
duct by tho box. Tlioao In clmrgo of
tho applo day campaign urgently re
quest tho nvcrago man or womnn to
refrain from becoming a "piker" by
falling to celebrate.
No less a national authority than
Dr. Wiley, former head of tho puro
food bureau ot tho government, tins
made tho statement that tho eating
of apples Is tho best possible method
of preserving tho health of tho na
A natlonnl health food, has been
tho tltlo that has been given tho ap
ple. It grows In most sections of
tho country and In fart tho world,
although to bo sure, Its greatest per
fectlou is reached west ot tho ltocky
Tho International Apple Shippers'
association some tlmo ago prepared
a special booklet tolling of 197 ways
of preparing tho npplo. Theso book
lets aro for frco distribution and will
save ninny a family quarrol about
tho way to fix that special dish.
JoHn A. Perl
2H B. nAUTIiBTT
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ON OCT 1, 1913, AT 2 P. M. SHARP.
55 ACRES OF BEARING ORCHARD
Bear Creek alfalfa Inml, tbe beat, in the valley, lo-
entcd two miles north of .Medfonl, Oregon, l'acifie j?
2 & Eastern Railroad rtins tbroimh the tract, whore 4
fruit and other produce can be loaded on the cars
Without ailY loilir haul. Will m mU in two m nnwn 0
I tracts. Correct acreage and terms will be given at
sale. Trees all standard varieties: I J.") acres New- jj
$ towns and Spits, 7 to 10 years old; f) acres delicious
GOOD MUSIC, GOOD CROWDS'
J..S. Howard Makes Correction
To tho Kditor;
In your publication of yesterday,
Sept. 1, In relation to tho locating of
Fort Klamath Judge Colvig says that
tho jnllo square composing tho fort
ground was surveyed by General W.
Odell, which Is a mistake for I went
with Colonel Drew whon bo located
the fort ground and surveyed It at his
request and I liavo tho original field
notes In my office. I also surveyed
a buy reserve at tho samo tinio.
1 also took tho bearing Trom tho
flag staff location to many promi
nent mountain peaks. Mt. Mc
Luughlln bears S 45 degrees W
(ploaso nolo that it was not known
as Mt. Pitt at that time,- Mt, Shas
ta bears S 7 degrees 30 minutes W.
Wo wont out by the old emigrant
road across tho mountain thenco
along the west sldo of lower Klamath
lako to tho head of "Ling river"
whero wo swam tho horses and tho
Indians took us across In their canoes
thonco along thu Indian trail east of
upper Klamath lako to Williamson
rJver whero wo wero again put across
with tho help of tho Indians, thonco
along west of Wood rivor to Fort
creek, where tho forst was located.
Yours for ancient history, ,
J. S. HOWARD.
Coming Friday nnd Saturday night,
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In thrco parts, thu most wonderful
and beautiful animal story over
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"AS TIIK TOOTH CA.MK OUT"
E. N. NOBLE
All Kindt of Wood Hawing
Phono 70.1.X 10111 North Central
N. Florence Clark
Studio 1110 West 4tli Street
Desslo AbboM. arid Jeff Do Angolls
will bead tho cast ot "Hob Hoy." J
Thoroughly modern rooms
renting from $8.00 to $15.00
Bathroom and Laundry
Gas and Electric Lights
217 Riverside So.
Two Thrilling Parts
Capt. Jack Bonavita
(World famous Hon tamer)
C. Livingston Wiggins
2 GLASSY COMKDIE8
Mr. Harry Raymond
J years eld: ( acres nears from 1 to r years eld: !i!
acres almonds, cherries, peaches, etc. .'Improve-
incuts: A No. 1 two-story ten room modern house, !i!
large barn and. outbuildings, pumping plant with
ten thousand gallon tank, entire tract can be irri- $
gated from Kogue River canal. Present water right
for two acres. Machinery, tools and livestock will jij
be sold if purchasers do not wisli the same. Terms
will be easy: Certified checks of 10 ner cent at time
!f, of sale, balance of cash payment as agreed upon at S
timo of sale.
y P. S.Seud this ad to your friend who wants a
E. J J. HALL, Owner,
WILLIAM ULRIcJII, Auctioneer.
for men and women that havn passed rigid Inspection hoforh
placed lu stock and Kohl by iiinn who understand them per
fectly nnd can Intclllgorilly mlvlsa tho purchaser.
No matter whothor you buy a low-priced watch or ono of our
most extravagant repeaters, you will recolvo tho samo courteous
trcntmont andJiavo thu snmo confidence In your purcbaso.
Our woman's watch nnd our man's watch, both In cases aro
wonderful values, Dracolet watches In great variety. Wo olfor
both American mid Swiss.
Martin J. Reddy
NKAII POST OFFIOK
University of Southern
Opens September 17th in Medford
Business College Block
Collogo opons Sept. W, Courses: Philosophy, MathninntlcB,
History, KugllHh, (Irook, Latin, French, Uurmun, Spanish, Physics,
Chemistry, Dtology nnd Geology.
Normal opons Sopt, 17. (II, F, Mulkoy doau,) tenchos counio.
Proparatory opons Sopt. 17.
Hygiono and nursing opons Sopt, 17.
Law school opons Oct. 1. Courses: Kquity, Criminal Law, ICvl
donco, Sales. Negotlablo Instruments, pleading, Contractu, Agency,
Ileal Properly, Corporations, tu.
Ulvluty school opons Oct, 1.
Registration days all Ihls wook. Next wook, Moilday, Wo'ddcs-
Mo y imu rnuay, irom v a. in. 10 ix, noon, at uubwohs College,