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MEDFOftD MAID TRTRUNTC. M11DFOUD,. OTWCIOK, "WKDNTCSnAY. XOVKAiniW. 20, WW.
Hedford Mail tribune
BLIGHT ENEMY AND FRIEND
was. Prophets predicted ruination of .Main street when
the depot wat inimnl- -but the predictions failed of real
ization. .It will not injure the old part of the city to change
the loeatioh of the postoffico to the newer, though public
convenience will demand the location of a branch near the
present site. .Moreover, the entire matter was threshed
out and disposed of years ago.
This effort to reopen old sores is a purely selfish one
1 and will moreover be a futile one. The people of Med
ford do not sanction any such dog-in-the-nmnger policv.
Aledford is not readv to commit bara kiri to enable land
Tho onxiigi'iniMit or .til. 100,000 more
Ijold for tiprl Io Ciinadii held
piices in ohi'i'l". ThU uml'" n to
Inl of $10,0110,000 dining Urn move
tnout to Cunnilii. ViiKiiilii-t'intillnit
Chemical dropped I I -I. U'"d
ero iiMului'. The innikel olosrd
Heavy Storm nt Sea
SAN FIIASCISCO, N.. W
TIumo vmh it hciiw ftnim ul "en oil
the Pneilie. omul lodnv and IViih
weu It'll I'm Mimll shipping
AN INDRIMSNOKNT NKWRl'ArKU
ruuMHiir.i) rcvRiir aktriinoon
GXC13IT BUNDAY HY TUB
Micuronu piuntinci cu.
T? YERY orchardist must heartily eo-oporato in the
I'lutloplu) Tiii'Mhiy anil WVilui'Mhiy
The Conscience Fund
HuIIh Speelul Fealliiii III two IUmiIn
patiii; wi:i:k!.v no. ni
wm . ..... .". . . .
effort to eradicate hlitht, for this infection strikes tit
The Democratic Times, Th Mrdfortl
Mull, THe Metlfnrd Trllmne, Tho Boulh
rn Orcconlnn, Tho AihlRtnl Tribune
Office Mall Tribune llullillnit, 5-:-!9
North Kir street; telephono 76.
his invested capital.
Blight can be controlled here. .It can he. eradicated.
All that is needed is thorough inspection followed hy
hearty co-operation on the part of fruit-growers. The
county is furnishing the inspection, the grower must furn
ish the eo-operation.
Ulicht is the treat friend of the Roinie River orchardist
OfflelM Taptr of the City of Medfanl
Official i'ftpor of Jackson County.
QHOnac PUTNAM. Editor nnd Mannjrr
.lords to raise rents.
KnterKl nil (coni-cln8 matter nt
HeitarA. Oregon, under tho net of
llaroh I, 1879.
as well as the great enemy, for it eliminates competition)
from other districts where untavorable climatic conditions AWrnplM IMCAMTDV
render the warfare against it hopeless. It keeps down the AmLluUnn InrMn I if I
nvniliiAlimi nl' nmnv in 4lwt 1'iiifml fHiti .mil Ii'iii-kimx iiii1,
IMia Pnigiiini Tlmrxiluy fur
dieii'n Fivo Miiliiieo
One year, by mall - 15.00
One month, bl" mall . - .60
Per month, dollxcrrd by carrier In
Mciuortl. JBCKHonvme nnu von-
rnl Ihlltit -.. -.
Rniurdav oniv. by mall, per year. 2.00
UVekly. per year- -i
Samuel Hill, tho most prominent
Rodil romls cntlmsinst of the north
west, has accepted tho invitation of
tno county conn to turn tnc ursv
Bhovclful of j'nrth on the Siskiyou
Rrntle, Oregon's first section of the
Pacific highway, next Friilny after
noon. Governor West hns wired
that lie will bo here. State Treas
urer Thomas 11. Kay ami Secretary
of Stnto Hen Olcott, who, with the
governor, compose tho state hiphwn
commission, have been invited, but
arc uncertain ns-to being able to at
tend. Tho party will pather at Hertford
nt 11 a. in. Friday mornin and mo
tor to Ashland, where they will K
entertained at luncheon by the Com
mercial club of that city. Tho tnp
to tho foot of tho new Sfrkiynti
grade, where tho ceremony will take
place, will follow immediately after
Mcdford has been invited to send
about thirty representatives. Citi
zens desiring to attend should no
tify Hcnj. C. Sheldon, chairman oC
committee on arrangements, at once. I
D. M. LOWE OF ASHLAND
HIT OF CHICAGO LAND SHOW
WASHINGTON. Nov 2rt At (Jen.
llllss' request, tho war iloparttuoiU,
today ordered tho 20th Tultod Stnten
Infantry to Kl Paso. Hilts wnn of
the opinion that Americana In Juurex
ami vicinity ueeded utrotiKor protection.
A telegram from Mr. C. C. Chap
man to the Portland Commercial club
from Chicago Laud Show says:
"Oregon Is attracting tromendous
attention and tho booth is crowded
with real farmers ami earnest seekers
after Information. Many sections of
tho country spending ten times as
much as Oregon aro passed by with
only tho ordinary interest, whllo Ore
gon Is riveting tho closest attention.
A special individual one-farm exhibit
mado by D. M. Lowo of Ashland is a
tremendous hit and will probably con
tinue to be tho biggest triumph of tho
Chicago Land show and will certainly
advertise tho Rogue lllvcr valley In
an offcctlvo way.
Mr. Lowo has received and Is ac
cepting invitations to speak before
many organizations. This exhibit has
been tho tbemo of unusual newspaper
AT BAPTIST CHURCH
Tho union Thiuikiiin? msi-vici
will bo held nt the Baptist church on
Thursday nt 10 :3J a. in. He v. W. V.
' Shields -will preach (hu sermon. All
nro cordially invited to be orosunt.
You havo mnny things to bo thank
V llusbcll H. Swank mid Kthul May
Smith wore united in mnrriiijjo b"
Rev. W. V. Shields nt tho I'rosbytcr
inu inauso Tuesday, November -"
Mr. Swank bus taught in tho Gold
Hill schools and also in tho hich
Miliool of Atoriu, mid his brido is
ono of the beautiful youn fjirls of
tho ltogtto Hier alley, llor jwi
enls, .Mr. mid Mr. It. E. Smith, for
merly lived in Medfuid. but now io
Mdu near Toh. Mr, nd Mru, Swaiit
will live in the valley,
Charles W. AiMin ami Mary E.
Wilbon wuro united in ninr-riugo by
tho Hov. W. F. Shields at the Pre
byleiinn lnnnse, Saturday, Novem
ber -'2. Mr. and Mrs. Austin are
from llutlo Fullrt, where. Ihey will
make their home. Their many
friends in Medford, where tlioy nio
well known,' wihh for them rich
blessings in their new life uud home.
At the Ms
Tho Oxford Trio will appear ut
tho Itiis theater this evening in bones,
both new and old. This act comes
highly recommended. A good bill
of pictures, including tho tiwo-iteler,
"Tho Conscience Fund," Patlu
Weokly No. CI and "Reginald's
ranged for tli
makes the industry extremely profitable in the few regions! -Vi r
where it can be controlled. It insures a world-wide' ULIll IU LL
A fedford orchardist, while taking a course at the
Oregon Agricultural college, compiled front information
given by various government and state expeirment sta
tions throughout the country, the following authentic sum
mary of the pear industry in the United States:
Mntne Industry practically amounts to nothing.
Vermont Industry passed away 20 years ago due to blight.
Connecticut Only about r0 acres In the state.
Khoilo Island Only a homo orchard Industry.
New York Industrv heldlm: Its own iiihI Inerenslm; sllchtlv.
Pennsylvania l'ear growing on the decrease for several oars duo to!
blight. Indications now of renewed Interest.
Maryland Industry about holdlug its own. Mostly Kleffers.
Delaware Industry seems threatened owing to blight. Mostly Klef
fers. (Note Kicffcr pears nro supposed to be the least susceptible to
.Virginia Pears hero very susceptible to blight and Industry not In
creasing. West Virginia Industry amount to practically nothing. 95 per cent
Tennessee Practically no commercial Industry.
Kentucky Practically no commercial Industry. Plight serious.
Georgia Industry has never been profitable. Orchards ruined by
Florida Industry on decrease
South Carolina Industry believed to bo Increasing. Kleffers.
Texas Onto an enormous industry started but now practically gone.
Klcffors practically the only variety.
Arkansas Practically no plantings being made.
Alabama Industry not Increasing.
Wisconsin No commercial orchards In the state.
South Dakota Wind too severe for pears.
Iowa Only ono town supplied by n local market.
Kansas Pear growing at a standstill.
Indiana Industry on a decline owing to blight.
'Missouri At a standstill. Kleffers mostly grown.
Illinois Industry decreasing owing to blight.
Michigan Slightly Increasing. Mostly Iiartlctts.
Nebraska Few commercial orchards. Principally Kleffers.
Oklahoma Serious blight. Very small Industry.
Montana Docs not amount to much, might.
Utah On tho decline.
Now Mexico Pear growing on tho Increase. Several valleys offer con
siderable promise. Plight not serious. Mostly Iiartlctts.
Wyoming Considerable plantings of Dartlctta and Kleffers.
Arizona Probably Increasing.
Colorado Limited to western slope, might severe
Idaho Industry wiped out by blight but ono producing orchard left.
Washington Industry standing still. Dartlett, Clargeau and Nellls.
California For cars tho leading pear state. Knormous development,
1SS0-1900. Plight kerlous In last ten years, llut output probably In
To this must be added the ravages of blight the present
year. Practically every district in the northwest has suf
lered more or less severely. Campaigns for J)light control
are now being Waged in Yakima, AYcnatchcc and Hood
River. Eastern Oregon is the severest sufferer.
Tho federal census for 1910 shows a decrease in the;
number of bearing pear trees in the decade since 1900 of
1G.8. The pessimistic reports from experiment ststtions
shows that the industry is not holding its own in the na
tion. The hope -of the future lies with districts like tho
Rbguc River Valley, that can .control its ravishes.
Xo grower should attempt experiments for the control
of blight. Bluestone, Cooper's spray and other fake cures
must be eliminated. There is but one proved method for
its control, though France, the United States government,
Cornell university and nearly every agricultural college
in the country has been seeking a cure for decades. The
unscientific orchardist cannot hope to accomplish what
the trained scientists of the world have been unable to
solve and his experiments have cost the valley dearly.
The Erejich government offers a standing reward of
100,000 francs for a cure for blight. It has been offered
for tliirty years, without a taker. The efforts of tho U. S.
department of agriculture are detailed in the orchard col
umn. by .Professor O'Gara, who shows that every cure so
far found that kills the blight, kills the tree.
The success of the industry is assured if blight is con
trolled. It can be, by the co-operation of the grower
and no labor-and no money should be spared for its con
trol. Hence it is a matter of self-preservation for the
orchardist to lend his heartiest co-operation in the clean
up campaign now in progress.
NT.W YOUK, Nov. 'Jtl. N'aiiow
and irregular price chuugo luatkcd
opening dealings in lock toda.
Amalgamated mid the llummuii
sdocki were heavy, while Kciulitig
mid IT. S. Steel made liiht gnitiw.
"Tess of the D'Urbervilles"
Under Direction of
ON 10 DAY ONLY
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28.
Clmer mimlpat act
Tllli rowitov maij.vati:
101 llUon Two Ituelur
iih imuuim: st'iti'itisi:
Tltll' IO TOMS
Tint tkamp iu;.vn.sr
WOOl.Wninil .V woiii.woitiii
Admission, 10 Cents
MiihUi Tlinl Fit tho Pit-limit
t'offio Night Wedue.ilny
Tuesday, and Wttluemlny Night
The Riddle of the
Kiileui, 2 Heels, featuring Allro Joyco
im lleteetlw). A llattln With
Police, and Full of Thrills
MAlioNNA OF Till: HTOItM
lllogrnph IVaturliiK Mlllan (llth
wmi.v FincNosiiiF ;i:as:h
Vllnnrnpli IVntiirlng Untidy and
An extra strong proRrntii, htwit
fniiiHiii'd pliotoplnys, perfect projec
tion, Marin foy place, good inualo
MRS. H. L. LEACH
,TJ(J North Harlletl.
Phone HUH M.
DR. W. H. HECKMAN
riivmt i w ami si ikm:on
Off In- Sparln llillldliig
I iff lie ItniirM 10 . M. In !l I. M.
John A. Perl
KM H. IIAItTliirtT
I'luuirfi . I? mill I7-J.3
linliiilaiirx Urlr l"llllt (Ntrniifr
J J J " v v "X- w " 5 w 5
program hiisjbceii ni--1
lio ehildren's 'freo mat-
an Ill-advised move
CJPiCTTLATiOX of petitions at this late day to change
the location of the postoffico is ill-advised and can
only result in community discord and delay in construc
tion. The plans for tho building" are now being drawn and
any interference would result in at least three or four
years' additional delay which perhaps is all that the
petitioners hope to accomplish.
The petition threatens to renew tho old east side and
west side of the tracks controversy divide the commun
ity into factions when unity is essential. A divided com
munity cannot succeed its energies are wasted in self
destruction. The west side was built up because of the unnroeToss-
iveness of landlords and property owners in the older por
tion of the city. These landlords raised rents on the main
street to a prohibitive point, and supplied no storerooms
itl mln riin.Li i'Anr.iti.d J-1. 1 . i 1 .1 Z . . - . -I 11- . 1. 1
wii amu Biiuuis, luri'iuK inu utuituil up Ol IIIO WCSt Sale.
In the postoffico matter, the west side won because of its
superior enterprise in raising a fund for the purchase of
me site donated as a subsidy to the government. Had the
east side shown similar enterprise, it would probably havo
secured the building.
There should be no east side or west side only Med
ford. "What benefits one part of the city benefits all. The
expenditure of the $100,000 for the federal building will
benefit tho entire city, and the city needs the expenditure.
The benefits of tho postoffico as a center of business
nro overestimated, just as the depot as a community center
Page Theatre, Thursday, Dec. 4
THE THEATRICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR.
John Cort's Attraction Extraordinary
All Star Variete Jubilee
THE GREATEST CONSTELLATION OF LUMINARIES ON ANY. STAGE
THE ULTRA VIVACIOUS
ROLAND OOTTOMLY. CHARLES JUDELS
AND BEAUTY CHORUS
In a Now Musical Playlet, "MLLE. BABY,"
GEORGE BEBAN & CO.
in an Emotional Sketch (n ono act
"THE SIGN OP THE ROSE"
' The Empcrori of Comedy
WARD and CURRAN
in "THE STAGE.DOORTENDER"
CHINA'S LATEST IMPORTANT IMPORTATION
THE IMPERIAL PEKINESE COMPANY
MOST WONDERFUL OP COMEDY ACROBATS
A THE Y0UNC HUNGARIAN
RIVAL OF PADEREWSKJ
THE IDOLS OF ALL EUROPE
FRANCIS. &' FLORETTE
IN ARTISTIC BALL ROOM DANCES
CHARLES AHEARN AND COMPANY
IN THE MOST NOVEL AND STARTLING COMEDY BICYCLE ,
ACT OF INTERNATIONAL RENOWN
o THIS WONDERFULLY ARTISTIC ORGANIZATION TRAVEUNG BY
SPECIAL TRAIN ON ITS TRANSCONTINENTAL TOUR OF CONQUEST
The Management Guarantees That Miss Anna Hold hornolf Will Positivoly Appoar.
SEAT SALE OPENS TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2.
Special Attention Given to Mail Orders Rocoivod Now.
PRICES: $2.00, $1.50, $1.00, 75c, 50c TELEPHONE 418.