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STEDFORD MATT, TRIBUNE, MEDFOUn. ORKUON. W I'll N USD AY. nKClOMlWU M, 1013
Bedford Mail tribune
AN' TNnnrRNDKNT KCWSl'APRn
Puni.tHiiHP nvKnr afthiinoon
exci:pt sunijat nv Tins
MKDI'OIU) 1UUNTINO CD.
Tlio JVmocrallo Times, The Medford
Mull. The Mcdronl Trllnmo, Thn Houtli
rn Oroffonlnn, Tha Aahlnml Triune.
Offlen Mall Trltmno RulMIng, 2SS72S
North Kir street; telephone 76.
I'nner of th City
npor of Jnrkson Cnunly.
QEOnon I'UTKAM, HiUtor arid Manipcr
Kntorcd n pceond-clnss mnttrr nt
ycriford, OrKOii, under the net of
March 3, 1K79
Ono yrar, liy mall , . .. .. ..I5.00
Onn month, by will - ... 50
lrr month, idlvfrni by currier In
Mertfcnl, Jtick.'onvIHe nnd Con
tra! IMInt ..... . - .. . .80
Bntnnlnj' only, liv mull, per Vrnr . i OP
Wrrht) per yMr . .. - - . -- 1 80
THE OITY PAYROLL.
IN IHE TOWNS
ftrys won tin1 election nt Kngle
.in Tuesday liy three vote, hut
nm oC tlio nntis hoinir elected, J. V
Melntyre, recorder, who defeated W.
K. Btu'hiuuin. J. M. Nichols wii
elected mnyor over S. It. Holme hy
n vote of 04 to 01, Hoy A-hiolo dc
fontcd F. W. Stewart for treasurer
II. O. Cliildrctlw, Geo. FUlier nnd .1.
W. Smith were elected eounotlmen,
ilefcntlnc V. W. P. Holt. Arthur
KiclioU nnd O. A. Duron.
Talent elected the following mem
bers of the city ceuncil: A. Ander
son, fll vote; A. S. Ame, 47 vote,
nnd Peter Vnndcr-lui, 40.
Mrs. Scmium, the woman candi
date, received but 9 vole.
J. Hell received 11 ule, James
Foxnll 4 vote nnd Alford 4 votes.
The town of Rogue Hiver voted
dry hy n vote of 01 to 30. The elec
tion N pronounced illegal by nttor
new, n" nroviioiw of the Will op
tiou law hnd not been followed nnd
the county court not requested to
order the election. The (own nlno
elected its first womnn councilman,
Mrs. Julia Mejers, who received 07
votes. Two other councilmen elected
were John Owens nnd L. IJ. Ellis.
LONDON', Dec. 3. The home of
fice thLj nftemoon issued n warrant
for (he nrrel of Mrt. Kmmelino
Pnnkhurl, tjic militant suffragette
lender, who is scheduled to arrive nt
Plymouth tomorrow from a trip to
the United States. The. police were
authorized to arrest her iiKn her
arrival and to enter her cabin by
force if neces-sary.
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
CHOOSE NEW CONSTITUTION
Tito new constitution was submit
ted to the students of tho Medford
high school Tuesday afternoon and
passed with only ono artlclo debated
The artlclo that aroused this ex
cltoment was the question of choos
i'pc a high school emblem. Somo
wanted the block letter M while oth
ers Insisted npon an official mono
Brant M. H. S. Tho latter won by a
vote or 7C to 29.
Tho now constitution Is practically
tho same- as tho old ono, a fow moro
restrictions and tho- abolishment of
tTic collection of student body dues Is
tho only marked difference It was
drawn up by tho following students
Ijalph I'lerco, Ethel Guthrie, George
Gates, Seeloy Hall, Walter Brown
and Mario Gates.
FIRE PROTECTION 1913
COST HALF CENT AN ACRE
t Tho JackBon County Fire Protec
tive association made a season's re
port Tuesday afternoon on tho cost ot
fori st flro protection la Jackson
county. Tlio cost was small bclns
only ouc-half cent per aero for timber
1ind ouued by Individuals outside of
tho government land Although there
has been a largo number of small
fires tho damage ha? been ne-gllglb'o!
tho lust year.
As n quorum wns not present other
Important mn'ers wero postponed
until tho rcgu'ar meeting In I'obru-ary.
r ITY RKCORD10R FOSS roi-onUr made public it list of
v fho eitv's reurular onudoves on tho payroll. It totaled
$3"). 100. It did not include any amounts for "extra labor,
variahU'" in each department.
Tho stun of $35,100 is a goodly sum to ho an a fixed pay
roll for a city tlio size of Mod ford, but tin investigation of
tho books shows that tho "oxtra labor, variable' is in it
sol r woll worth mentioning.
Tho recorder gives the police payroll as follews:
I'hler of police, $Sti police sergeant. fSO; patrolmen, ISO, patrolmen,
$SiV extra police, variable. l'cr month. $321., per jour, ?000. (
The "extra police, variable" during the year varied
from $31.20 to $1M.7.", a total for tho eleven months to
date of $U5l.ol), or an average of $f!).fi0 pur month, or $7M
for tho year. I his should be added to the $;l!HH), inaUtug
tho noli'eo nnvroll .UUt for tbe vear. This does not in
clude the cost of maintaining an auto for the chief, re
cently discontinued, nr any ext ras for supplies, etc. moro
ly the payroll.
The reeoiiflor gives tho payroll for tluv water depart
ment as follews:
Water superintendent. Jl.": assistant water superintendent, $90 nv
slstnnt water superlntondont. J90; intake tender. $60; rosorsolr tender. MO
K-trn labor by day, variable. Total per month, $."; per ear, $5100.
The water department "extra labor per day, variable"
pavroll is shown bv the records to be as follews: .January,
J?20().10; February, $70r.01 ; Alarch, .fMO.-lo: April, $-l-WY2
Mav, .f 114.69; June. Tl.M; duly, .f-IUl.til: August, .f.)U7.
S2: Soptombor, $l59l5.r)8; October, $071.89; .November.
$281.09. The total for the 1 L months of 1913 is $o0 10.19,
the average per month, .f-loS. which would make the total
for the year $5198, or $400 greater than the regular payroll.
The total water department payroll is then approxi
mately $10,59S, per year, not including the cost, of the
Water'superintendont's automobile, the department wagon,
supplies and repairs.
The recorder gives the payroll for the street depart
ment as follews:
City engineer. $150; street commissioner. $100; assistant street com
missioner. $75; electrical Inspector. $75; street sprinkler with team. $15'
laborer. $7!; laborer. 7D: laborer, $70; laborer, $05. extra labor by da
variable. Total per month, $S10; total per )oar, $9720.
The street department "extra labor by day variable' is
shown by examination of records as a substantial amount,
even though "variable.." For tho present year, it has
run as follews: January, $55,l.u8; Februarv, $9li(.0o;
March, $590.75; April, $31155; May, $a'3.75; dune, $5Sb
17; July, $U01.05; August, $(H(,45; September, $595.00:
October. $535; November, $555.(K). Total for eleven
months, $7276.05. Average per month, $661 ; total for year
$793 . Tjiis does not include the cost of the automobile
mainfainea for the city engineer or supplies and material.
The total street department payroll then is approxi
mately $17,650 a year, which is going some, considering the
times and the work. Instead of totaling $35,000 a year, the
city payroll really totals over $50,000 some of which
surely can be saved.
It is not intended to cast any reflection upon the em
ployes of various departments or their chiefs. Jt is the
administrative system that is attacked and must be reme
died an extravagant and wasteful policy that causes a
needless increase in taxation, imposing burdens upon over
To sustain these constantly growing payrolls and this
army of officialdom, the city tax levy for the coming year
was raised to twelve mills from 9.9 mills for the year prev
ious, making taxpayers cough up $7000 more in hard times
on a decreased valuation, with no emergencies to bo met,
with little construction being done, in a year when in
creased state taxation, due to legislative extravagance,
makes the load upon the property owners unusually lteavv.
Tho Oppoitunlty I- Mow, llaikoil by
' .MimUohI ToMltuony
Don't t.iKo our word fur It.
Don't depend on a stranger's state
ment. Head MmUurd, endorsement.
Head tho statuiuouts of Moilfonl
And decide for youlseir.
Hero Is ono onsn of It:
A. llotx, iau Front St.. Medford.
Ore., fts, "I urn just as wilting to
recommend Doau's Kidney I'lll.i to
day as I was In Soptombor. 1907,
when 1 publicly told of my o.xpeilonco
with them. 1 suffered from Klduov
trouble for at least five .o.rs nnd as
Unto piwi'tl, I grow worc Shnrn
pains darted through tho .mull of m
buck and sometimes tho attacks wore
so scoro that 'I could hardly stoop.
At night my hack nchod lutcutful)
nnd sound xluop was nut ot tha
question. Doing told to try Doan'ti
Kidney IMHs, I got a supply and the)
soon gavo mo roller."
For salo by alt dealers. Price SO
cents. l'oster-.MIIburn Co , Duffnl.)
Now York, Kilo ugenta for tho United
Iloiuumber tho uatuo Doau's -
and taku no other.
Comedy t'nlrj cltut, Tho Ono Wheel
Absolutely the Mcft Photoplays In tho
l'hotopht)4 Tuoxilay and Wcilucudn-
DltONCDO IllM.V UIITS SQPAItli
Pout tiring tl, M. Anderson, Two Keels
- patiik wiaati.v no. no
Momnms and tioxiiis
tiu: jt.Mtuim crtti:
Coming Thliodny Only
TIM.' TAKIXti OK IIATTIil'H.N'AKK
Hooks of all kinds 1'or the ohjlilivn mid grownUIpH
Como and look ovor our stock.
Medford Book Store
These are the facts
about Schilling's Hest:
1. I3est quality and
best money's worth;
suiting von bettor than
any other or money
back. 2. Preserved in its
aroma, in arom.vtight
cans; always ami every
where Tresh as just
from the roaster.
400 PEACH TIES
GIVEN AM FREE
FEDERAL PROBE OF
DKtyVEII Cojo., Dec, 3. gone
tnrv of I.ahor WiUoti'nnilouuced here
today tlif.t the ordered ,1. JJ. I)en
more, a labor department Molicjtur,
t proceed immediately to Indiaunp
oliii to usnist in n settlement of the
tenmt.tori' btrike there. Kfcrcttiry
Wll-on will remain in Colorado pnd
iu further (kveloptnetitB in the coal
GRANT TIME EXTENSION
; TO BULLIS STREET CAR LINE
ICxtonslon of tlmo for tho opera
tion of a Bticet car over tbo Dullls
ijiios from January 15 to Starch J5,
xvau granted hy tho council last night.
Upon tho plea that tho St, Louis Car
company was unable- to complete tho
car ordered upon ngreomont tlmo.
jilr. Dullls, Jr., said that flro had dc
aTroyod tho car worlcs, and for this
reason wero unublo to fulfill their
contract on time. Ho said tho full
tlmo granted might not bo needed.
but by tho earliest tho car could
roach hero Fob, 1. Tho rcquost was
minted without a dissenting vote.
H, n. Patterson, of Mho Quaker
nurseries, has originated a pc-'ch
known as the Patterson "each that
promises to becomo very popular n
this valley. It Is a perfect freo stouo
ot largo size, flesh deep yellow with
dark red cheek, ripens about tho
middle ot September, is fine for cant
nlnu or market and Its largo slzo and
flno color makes It very attractive.
The trees aro flno, upright Krwcr
and Mr. Patterson says ho know)
what tho fruit Is and recommends'
their planting. Profeisor O'Oora, - Immediate nu.l Kfectlio lUHef
who has sampled and examined thui '''- VhU,H "hcI
peach, says they cro fine. Mr. Pat- Jlpn)d is nature's truo remedy for
terson exhibited somo or tho peaches catarrh- There Js no stomach dosing
at tho statu fair and although they ou breathe It.
were sent too loto to enter tho prem-t When using this treatment, you
(urns, the judges sampled thorn and ( bix'atho healing balsams and offect
propouueed them luscious and( tlvely reach tho most rejnote air cells
worthy of culture. , of tho throat, noso and lungs, tho
In order to introduce tho poaches' catarrhal germs aro destroyed quick
granulated, ready for
I lb, lb and . lb cans.
Itcduccd prlcos on pictures nnd
Century Edition of
5c a Copy
while it lasts
All kinds of post cards at big re
ductions. it. h. im.v.virrr, ihoi
Phone .Vo. 007-J :J X. Or3K St.
Mr. Patterson will givo 400 of tho
trees away to bos of Medford and
tho valley from seven to 1C years of
pgo who will plant and carp for
them, on Saturday, December 6, at
-:2Q p, in,, at his officio, first door
south qt tho Nash 1 J very on South
Fir street. Pro'esBor O'Gara will
he there Saturday and givb a talk to
the boys on tho trco planting and
FJRST CAR LQAD Of
FORD AUTOS ARRIVE
WqI) they arp hero a,nd aro being
unloaded today. 'The 'flrt car load
of thoso famomr Ford cars, nnd ou
von't have- to wait any longer to see
thepj. Thoro wero olght touring
cars in tho first load and Mr. Gate
wants you to call and boo them at
his show room In tho Sparta budding.
and suro relief results,
Ilyomol often restores health to
chronic cases that had given up all
hope of recovery. Its best action Is
at tho start ot tho dlsoaso when tho
breath s becoming offenslvo and con
stant sniffling, discharges from tho
noso, droppjngs In tho throat, pr Jhqt
choked up fooling begin to make llfo
a burdon. At tho' first symptom of
catarrhal trouble, surely line Hjwncl
Ask Chas. Strang, druggist, for tho
complete outfit, JJ.QO, Ho will ro
tund tho money It It docs not giyo
John A. Perl
88 8. UAIlTJ'K'rr
PlioneH M. 47 and 47-J-a
-onbuUoce Service Deputy Corouorj
December H to IIS. II) I a
This will bo a notable event In tho
educational history of Oregon.
Farmers' Co-operation will bo tho
leading topic of a stimulating series
of lectures. Tho week will bo
crowded with discussions, nnd de
monstrations In everything that
makes tor tho wciraru ot tho farmer
wi.vnm shout centsi:
.fautiary ." to ISO, Hill
Tho College has spared no effort to
mako this tho most comploto short
course In Its history. A very wide
range of courses will bo offered in
General Agrlculturo, Horticulture,
Animal Husbandry, Dairying, Poultry
Keeping, Mechanic Arts Domestic
Science and Art, Commerce, Forestry
and Music. Numorous lectures and
discussions on FAIIMKIIS' CO-OPKIl-ATION,
at homo and abroad, will bo
a leading feature. Mako this a
pleasant and profitable winter out
ing. No tuition. Accommodations
reasonable. Reduced rates on all
railroads. For furthor Information
II. M. TKNNANT, Registrar.
Farmers' Iluslncss Courses hy Cor
respondence with oir. lull Ion.
HER BIG SISTER
Two-reel production, a true
Perfect photography and
Farce comedy, clever and
Woolworth & Woolworth
Hcst of'iimsic and sound
Kntlri' Chance of Vuudeilllo Tumor
rim ADMISSION 10 PFNTS.
Tuesday nnd Wcdnckilay Night 7 p. m.
A PltOPOSAD I'HO.M NOIIODV
Fourth Story ot Who Will Mary
"They don't loo mo at all," sho
said, "It's Just my money."
Till: KltllKJi: OF SHADOWS
A beautiful Sellg two part melo
drama produced at tho I.os Angeles
studio. A story full ot life's trage
dies and tho Injustice of circumstan
I'ATTV'S AFl'AIlt OF HON'OU
Doth Vltngraph Comedies
HuhUiiH, MiiHlr With I.'fff.tn mill 10c
Ono Vou Cannot Affonl to Mitt
Coming Tliunolay Night Only
HdlBon Two Heels, from (Icorgo 131-
Red Seisnd Indian Oceio
to Bombay and Colombo,
including aldetrlps tbrou.b
Indla, Tht Holy Land and
Eifli atopplng at Intereit
Ing points In Europe, Asia
and Africa, by the
S. S. CLEVELAND ('fo0o0.0)
From Nw Yeik, Januar IB, 1914
93 Days $700 nnd up
Abo crutxa to Wt InilUt, Panimi
Canal, Arbund tli World, through th
PaBAjaa Canal, and Mediterranean trlpa.
StnJ fol bookUl, tlalini ciul
iOO Poucll St., San rrauclsco, Cul.,
or Local Agents, j,
18 head of mares, and
horses, ranging from, 850 to
1000 iiounds,' ages yearly to
10 years. Can ho seen at
:,:i North .River-
D. S. LITTS
Official Photographer of thr
Medford Commercial Club
Pinop amic Work H
Flash lights ' . '
Interior and exterior view-
Negatives mado auv tlw
and ajiy plaeo hy appoint
It. M. IIAIt.MO.V, Manager. ,
208 E. Main Piioui 1471
s-HVHrv( ' i
To our proposition and
call in and sec our fill
Hue of Gnrland Stoves
and Wangcs. Known to
out UKIO.OOD satisfied
Uhcis during -10 years.
We aro also showing
a new and complete line
in Casseroles, Halving
Dishes, Ramekins, ('us
tanls and Lemonade
St Is. Water IMtchei-s,
PERCOLATORS, BAKING DISHES, CHAFING
DISHES, CASSEROLES, in ooppor, aluminum,
nickol and silvor; suilnblo for Wodding, Birthday
and Holiday Gifts.
Just Recoivod Now Lot JOHNSON'S FLOOR WAX
F. W. Shapleigh Hardware Co
323 East Main Stroot
Kverything comes to hi who waits
except succchs. l''ords are chosen hy
men who "get there" -by men who de
mand a dependable car that's always
"on the job." They choose tho Ford
because of its splendid record for eon
Jti sistent service.
1595 Is the now price of the Ford runabout, tho
touring car Is 1015; tbo (own car $000 all f. o. ti.
Medford oniiiilelo slth equipment. Out catalog
and particulars from
C. E. GATES
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A Special Train
OREGON DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE.
" ""-K- -k.-
W "sunset Wk
Tho lOxposition Line l!)lr)"
At Roseburg, Thursday, Dec. 4th
One Fare Round Trip v
Hood doing and JMurning on ,Special QnJy
Snecial will leave Ashland (,:()() a. in., Talent (5:11,
Plioenix (i:1.r), Aledford :2l, Central Point 0:30, Gold
Tlill fiiW, CI rants Pass 7:25, Alorliu 7:5!), Lehind 8iU,
Wolf Crook 8:57, Olendalo 0:17, West Fork !):51
lliddlo 10H4, Alyrtlo Creole .10:55, Uillard 11:25; ar
rive Roseburg 12:00 noon.
Train will leave Roseburg at (.:.)() . m., stopping a't
intermediate points shown above, Arrive Ashland
Xtyr further particulars call on any B. P. agept, '