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Official Paper of Jackson County.
OKOnaiJ PUTNAM. Editor ami Manager
KntercJ ail gecond-clnsn matter at
iTdtfnrd. Oregon, under Jhe act of
liaroh S. 1879.
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BY SLAYING MANIAC
SYRACUE, X. V., Doc. 24. De
fending his father and mother from
tho nttnek of a madman, Dert Web
ster, 24, shot and killed Frank Ken
yon, telegraph operator of tho Vet
Shoro railroad at Amuoy, eight miles
west ot hero early today. Kcnyon
appeared nt the Webster homo last
night and ordered tho farmer to burn
his barn. Wobster refused. Kcn
yon then drew two revolvers.
Tho family was ordered Into one
room, lined up against tho wall and
kept' prisoners all night. In tho
meantime, the madman gloated over
his deeds nnd threatened to kill Wob
stcr If his orders were not carried out
Ono of tho children finally sllppcl
away, ran to a neighboring houso and
summoned aid. A posso was formed
nnd advanced upon tho place.
Ilert Webster, In tho meantime, ob
tained a gun nnd sneaking qulotly
into tho room, shot Kcnyon, who died
before a physician arrived.
FE RIDE FOR KIDDIES
CHICAGO'S XMAS GIFT
CHICAGO, Dec. 24. Twenty-five
thousand street car tickets, entitling
"kids" in the tenement districts to
rido freo to Grant Park for Chicago's
first municipal Christmas celebration
tonight, wcro grabbed up eagerly to
day, whllo city officials made final
arrangements for tho fete.
At 4 p. m. a drill bjmountcd police
will start tho program. From five
to six, motion pictures wll bo thrown
on a hugo canvas erected on- tho art
instltuto, and promptly at G p. m.
Mayor Harrison will touch a buttop
that -will illumlnato a Christmas tree
S5 feet in height.
Solista from tho Chicago Grand
Opera, tho Paullst and Swedish choirs
and a big band will furnish music for
tho "kids" celebration.
RAIN THREATENS TO
SPOIL FRISCO IAS
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., Dec. 24.
Rain threatened today to provent San
Francisco's usual open air Christ
mas Evo celebration tonight at
Lotta's Fountain in tho heart ot tho
downtown district. Tho weather
bureau predicted rain for tonight and
A. special chorus of 50,0 voices,
trained by John W. McKcnzio, was
scheduled to sing. Edmund Du'rko,
tho Irish baritone, was scheduled to
sbaro tho hcadllno honors with Miss
Renu Vlvlonno. Tho latter, a former
inombor of tho Tlvoll Opera company,
planned to sing two numbers "My
Hero" from tho "Chocolate Soldier,"
and "I I,ovo You California."
WASHINGTON, Dec. 24. Audrew
Carnegie, tit col Jdin; and pouco advo
cato toduy sout Secretary of War Gar
rison "a pcaqoful Christmas gift." it
was ii small plcturein a almplo bronze
frume, show lug a soldier tnkliiK leave
of his llttlo daughter, who was in
quiring: "Daddy, uro you going to
tome, little glrl'H father?"
All cabinet rocmuuru received
HOST TO 4000 CHILDREN
PARIS, Dec. til. President nnd
Mru. Poincuiro thiri afternoon were
host nnd hostess to 4000 school
children nt n Christinas entertain
ment nt tho Trocndero theater. All
nhlMrnn 1llllfl. V! miu .,.... ......1
'HAT (ho mavor mid city
writinir on tho wall nnd are makim; a strenuous
effort to stem the tide, and bid for popularity at the elev
enth hour is shown by their action Tuesday evening in
reversing their forincrposition and deciding to submit the
amendment removing salaries to a vote of the people.
The mayor took occasion to blame the present cliarter
for tho inefficiency of the city administration and ap
pointed a charter revision commission to prepare a com
mission form of charier. Those named were not consulted,
some have refused to serve, some are out. of the city, oth
ers hare no experience, qualification or conception of the
The entire program is characteristic, of thu-Uliputian
ii i l i i 111 1 1
sraiesmausnip 01 mo aiiiimusiraiiou, wiueu nas huomi
tuted petty village politics for business administration.
The change of front is simply a bid for popular support
Neither new charter nor commission form will remedy
the situation, which is much more serious than the admin
istration is able to realize. The first effort must be the
practice of rigid economy in
t ufairs upon a sound business basis, the curtailment
of unnecessarv and unneeded expense. The city should
practice what every business house in the city has been
forced to practice, the least possible expense component
Mavor Purdin states that upon his election he found
"chaos" existing that he has spent two months in inves
tigating and believes that he is better qaulified thereby
than others yet his sole recommendation is to revolu
tionize the form of government, lie has made no rec
ommendation towards curtailing expense, abolishing use
less offices and paring down the $00,000 payroll.
The form of government
ment, but there can be ,iust as
under one form as another. The city can be 311st as econ
omically managed under the present charter as under a
new one with capable men at the helm and the admin
istration's first duty is to set the municipal house in order
by supplanting the present "chaos" with business meth
ods and stop living beyoqd our means.
Tho charter is no bar to ordinary common sense nor
are its limitations any excuse for failure to do the best
possible with the present machinery. It's a poor work
man who blames his tools.
If the time wasted by the administration in purile
peanut politics was spent in constructive reorganization
the recall would not be invoked as a remedy. It is high
time that men of affairs in Medford showed a little pat
riotism by taking hold of city affairs and aided in restor
ing its financial affairs to a healthy basis.
BANK IN FAVOR
WASHINGTON, Dec 24. In
dorsement of a federal radium bank
where cancer sufferers might receive
expert treatment was given today by
Dr. Ruckcr, of tho public health serv
ice. "Any system which will lower tho
cost of radium, guard poor sufferers
against charlatans and spread the
uso and experimentation of radium is
greatly to bo desired," ho said.
Dr. Rucker declared that tho uso
and promotion of radium Is only In Us
"Radium has been found beneficial
in cancer treatment," ho said, "but
it must bo bandied by experts. Such
a thing as a radium bank would as
suro this kind ot treatment."
ATHLETES HELD FOR
YOONG GIRL'S MURDER
CHICAGO, Dec. 21. Ten young
men, members ot an athletic club,
wcro held by tho polico today in tho
Investigation of tho death of Anna
Laughlln Dempsoy, Unttlo Creek,
Mich,, who was found almost nude
and dying in an alloy in tho stock
yardfl district early Monday.
Tho polico bcllovo tho girl was
lured to a barn, attacked and stripped
of most of her clothing and then
thrown Into tho alley, whero exposuro
caused her death. Tho athletic club
occupies quarters near whero the girl
A DESERTED VILLAGE
WASHINGTON, Dec. 24. Tho de
aorted vlllago had nothing today on
Washington. Tho national capital
was off tho map. Gone wcro Ita leg
islators, after a -weary tno month'a
grind on tariff and currency; van
ished wcro its society folkB for ovor
tho holiday trips; tho president and
his family aro speeding southward for
I'ass Chrlstlau, Miss., and oven gov
ernment clerks loft for short trlpB or
romalned Indoora to trim Christmas
rrv. ., ., ,i,
i u ui uusuriioa win aanft I
heavily upon tho capital until Jan
nnry 12, whon congress ro-opons.
3rEDFORD MATT. TRTTtUNE, MEDFORD. ORFIOtf, WEDNESDAY, TOT3MniflR. 21, loin.
council lmvo seen the vlmiul-
all departments, a placing of
may be an aid to readjust
much waste and niettieiency
OTTAWA, Ont Dec. 24. Dr. D.
M. Anderson, chief anthrapologlst
with the Stcfansson expedition, re
ported to Gcorgo Desbarets, doputy
minister of naval affairs today, that
all tho scientists and members of
tho crews ot tho Alaska and Mary
Sachs, two of tho cxporcrs vessels,
aro safo and well In winter quarter
at Colllnson Point, fifty miles 'from
Flaxman Island, in tho Arctic- Circle.
Tho report states, contrary to recent
despatches from Seattle, that neither
of the two vessels Is damaged to any
Dr. Anderson reported as having
last seen tho Karluk in an Ico pack
near narrow on August 19.
SAYS AMERICA HOPE
NEW YORK, Dec. 24. Tho mix
Ing of races in America will produco
tho greatest raco tho world has ever
This was the farowcll of Dr. Maria
Montcssorl, inventor of tho unropres.
she system of educating children,
when embarkltiK for homo on tho
Lusltanai early today.
"Your country Is one of tho hopes
of tho civilized world. Tho feel of
youth It. In tho air and In tho soil.
Tho mother Is ono ot tho great won
ders of your growing raco.
NEW YORK, Dec. 21. Although
doublo tho amount of former holiday
mall is being handled by tho post of
fice hero, Postmaster Morgan today
announced all mail received hereby
Christmas K'e would bo delivered
Chrlstmau Day, , 1
t 'Extra automobiles and furnlturo
vans aro bolng uied for delivery,"
said Morgan. "Yesterday 230,000
two cent htamps wero used and 250,
John A. Perl
28 S. IIAItTLETT
Phones M. 47 and 47-J2
Ambulance Horvlro Deputy Coroner
BEAGLE BEAGLETS f
y Mru. E. I), 11lili,. mid Jim. (leo.
Stncy wero in Out rut Point tliot
.Mr. Onhlwell, who hit boon with
her mother, .Mrs. ('uso, for some
time, Iuik rot ui nod to her homo in
Weed, Cnl., nuieh iuipi-A'Vtirttr'tanHh'
Mr. mid Jits. I). U. RiittH mid
"on Paul lmxo lt'turnod from n few
days' visit in Medford.
P. W. Stun;e"4 of the Mendows
was here Thursday nurohusiuK u
quantity of corn fniu llowen
Mrs. Amiek. who hs been here
vWtinr her lurenK Mr, nnd Mrs.
JtltJlll'l4 l?l)lll,INJ- flit U.llll.l Itllll, ,..,tU
joined hv her iui&bAtilTJui&diy, who
will i-it briefly Imfora returning (o
their home ut Weed. ,
Mr. nnd Mrs. J. T. Ziiunietloo nnd
son nnd Mitnford Zimmorloe, n
brother, nil of Trail, stopped over
night here Tuesday; rti route to then
mining property nt'Ilvniis creek.
Wo understand thut several par
ties are snhinittiuc bids to the post
office dopnilment for cnrryiiur mail
on the Sums Vnllev nnd Asbestos
route. The present carrier's term
opires inJune, 1011, nftcr which
time tho route will ho rvnrnuigod
nnd n dail? limit will bo civen be-
ween Oohl Hill nud Penglo. v Sams
Vnlley. The route from Penglo to
Asuestos wm tie tlirce tune ior
week, ns nt present. Got your bids
rendy, boys. ,
Mrs. L. M. Sweet and dnuchter.
Louie nnd Mildred, were in Central
Point nnd Medford the first of tho
Severn! of our young people ex
pect lo attend the dance at Trail.
Wednesday nicht. Here's for a
clorious old time.
There's a thrill in the nir.
There's n joy in the heart;
There's n generous stir
In the home and tho mart.
For the Yulelidn is with us,
Make ready to prcet
The Child of" the Manger;
Lay gifts nt his feet.
No time for complaining,
For envy or strife;
Let the swift-flying hours
With laughter he rife.
Put by nil forebodings,
Your murmurinc cense.
All hail. One that comctb,
Tho bringer of pence.
If. led by fnle clitter,
You've wandered nfnr.
Come back to your loynlty,
Led bv the stnr.
Give up your vain quest
And your wandering wild,
For the pearl of prent prico
Is the Wonderful Child.
Rintr out the glad carols,
OJd nlrife pnt nwny,
Deck ehnel Innd church
In His honor today.
Let the crcnt organs tremble
With symijhonies crnnd
Andv send" the ghid tidings
All ovor tho lnnd.
O, sing, little children,
And sing, young nnd old,
Though the joy of tho Chrislrnns
Can never bo told.
Hut sine; nnd rejoice,
With vonr banners unfurled,
For the Christ that is come
Is the hope of the world."
Horn To Mr. nnd Mrs. Murk
Ferns, Thursday, December 18, n
Tho Christmas Sunday school will
hold a Christmas tree at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. J. II. Henry Wed
Mr. Mintith hnn recovered from
his recent illness nud is ngaiu in
charire of the lumber yard.
Tho W. C. T. U. will meet villi
Mrs. Charles Roberts Friday nfter
The Presbyterian choir will give
a Christmas musiealo Sunday evo
nintr in tho church.
Mrs. John Wricht's mint, who
lives with her, has been quito pick
for the pant week.
Born To Mr. and Mrs. E. Ilodg
kiss, Sundny, December 21, n son.
Tho schools will hold Christmas
DON'T WAIT UNTIL XMAS TO BUY YOUR
AND THEN TAKE WHAT IS LEFT
"When tired shopping stop and get tin iippoti.ing
lunch, specially prepared at any hour. While in tho
storo select your fancy Christmas boxes, while our
stock is complcto, and leavo date you wish them
M'BRIDE'S DELICIOUS HOME-MADE
Buy your Candies and Lunches where you aro
invited to go into the kitchen and see them made.
Special prices for lodge, church and society treats.
cum-cIkcs iii the auditorium Wcdnes.
day afternoon, to which nil aro in
vIlVil. Upwards of two bundled persons
attended the Pivsbyterinn .Sunday
school patty given nt the Knglc
store building. The children plnycd
games, recited nnd generally enjoy
4d themselves. The unloading of the
two large Christmas trees found nil
the yutidav school childicn gener
II. N. Mulliu, muiuigcr of the
Phoenix blacksmith, left Wediicdnv
for San Francisco to spend u week
Willi his family. A competent black
smith has been secured lo hike his
place in (lie shop until he returns,
FLOUNCE ROCK FRILLS
The beautiful weather lusted un
til Sunday, when a cold rnlu net In,
with snow falling on the high
As It is the "home burg" of Geo.
Kiteh, m it is ut Flounce Rock. The
wanderers come home for Christinas.
Clifford Davis returned home Thins
day from Weed, Cal., .where he has
spent the lust year.
Pert N'nson and Hurry Welsh
came home on the stage the same
Mnrgorv Krskinc came home Sat
urday from Medford. where hhe has
been nllcuditii school.
Mrs. Dilsworlh is expecting her
daughter, .Miss llu J,t!e. home on
Sunday or Monday. Miss Lxtlo has
been spending the Inst few, month
in Fort Klamath,
Mr. Huhell, who has been camped
on the Flounce Rock snide with his
partner, workinu the road, left lor
his home Saturday.
Mi.s Knid Peelor nlo went home
on Saturday to spend the holidays.
Mr. and Mrs. H. 1). Illuuclinrd
six-nt Saturday at the home of (1
Mrs. T. H, Hitxiuhotluun has
been suffering from itiflntumnton
rheumatism the last few davs. She
is slightly better at present.
Mr. and Mrs. R. K. Pevton mude
n business trip to Prospect Mondnv.
,T. W. Grieie and Mr. Pardue
made n trip to McCIoud Saturday,
Mr. Martin of the Mansfield ranch
left for Medford Monday. Alfred
Gordon accompanied him.
r.arl PeUon'hns tho contract for
furnishing wood for I.aurelliurst
school this winter.
ICcnncth Kr.kiue made a business
trip to Prospect Wednesday.
Pert IligKiubnthnm is spendiiu; n
few dnv nt Red Plnuket much.
gathering his cattle.
The W. C. T. U. met Saturdn
with Mrs. It. K. Peyton. There: wrTi
a Kod nttendnncc nnd n good meet
ing. Mrs. Ditsworth conducted
mother's meeting in place of Mrs.
Hrown, who was unable to nttend
Sevornl honorary tnrmberH and u
few mnsculiue xisitors camn in in
timo for delicious refreshments,
which were served by Mrs. Heron
The Flounco Rock school gnve a
Christmas entertainment on Friday
before the holidays. The-directors
and several visitors wero present
and enjoyed the program verv much
F.veryonn present received a treat
of candy nnd nuts, most of it, of
course, coing to the children,
Mr. nnd Mrs. J. II. Krskinc spent
Saturday nt tho home of Mr. and
Mr. H. K. TVvtnn.
Mrs. J. F. Ditsworth spent Sat
urdn v nnd Sunday iiting friends
Miss Rose spent several days of
Inst week visiting nt the homn of
J. F. Ditsworth, Jr.
I OUTTE FALLS BUBBLES. I
Mr. - id Mrs. Kaudolnli of Med
ford were in Hutto Fulls last week.
Mrs. O'ilrii'ii ban relatives from
Colorado visiting her at present.
Mrs. Coonse went to Medford last
Mrs. Parker went to Medford on
Tuesday to do her Cliristmns shop
ping. She relumed Thursday.
"Bon" Iliichanan of Kaglo Point
camn up Saturday to isit her
grandmother, Mrs. Kee.
Dr. Kincrson wns in Medford last
week on business.
Knid Peelor. who is Icachlim
school in tlm Flounce Rock district,
Is spending her Xiiiiih vnciillon visit
ing friends nnd relatives heie.
After mi extended visit with Mih.
Cross, MUs llulcy i chimed to her
Pig picpnnilloiis Hie being niinle
for n Cliiistuiim ln'c In tlm n-ou'iu
lily hull of the hoIiooIIuiuso Wcdnes
diiv night nnd for a hard times tice
nt the hull Thuisday night. P.xoiy
hodv U bulled to nttend both.
Ralph Wright, who In attending
school nt the O. A. C Is xlsiting
rohitiwii here at picsent. Ilo is on
his wnv to Kansas Cltv us n Y. M.
C. A. delegate.
ONE BIG WEEK
High Glnsa Vaudovlllo
"THE WONDER BOY
Master Donald, just out of
the Oi'pheuin Circuit
Six Pooplo in Comedy nnd
2 -- Phillipsons -- 2
Comedy .SIiikIiik, TalkhiK and Pnnclin;
I'liotoplit) Tucoilny nud Wednesday
ScIIk Special In Two Keels, IVatur
Inc IIckaIc l.'jton
iwtiii: vi:i:ki.v no iij
IN tiii: S.VMU IIOAT
( 'inning TliiirkUujr
Till: PIIAYIOM SIOSAIi
Hdlson Speclnl l'eaturu Jtallroad
: ' for
At Medford Tailors
$& Jc- i?8
!K iiiit&iit&iii&ito&Mj&iL VK
THERE IS STILL TIME
TO BUY THE PRESENT
YOU HAD ALMOST FOR
GOTTEN. -:- -:- -:- --
Moot mo personally Satur
day at the
" MRS. H,L. LEACH
J1UU North Bai'llutt.
Phono m M.
Singer Sewing Machines
Miu'hliicH for rent, phono MO X.
Iteialr. I'leiuiliili, ulU, uuudlen, pitrti,
Ah INtJItAllA.M, MANAOICIt
UU7 South Holly HU, .Mutf(ii-,
XW enrrv u rr' comiilittn Unit nf
ilriUMTlrs, Inrn ctirlMlii. futurix, Mo,
mill ilo nil t'lrtn."M of oiilinlHlPilnv A
npn'ltil tiinn in ItK'k nflrr tills work
.ni'limlvrly ninl will uIm hs itmul
mTNlio ii Is imnallili) lo (Jut lo tilni
Ihu Intsrst ullli'S,
Woolca & McGowan Co.
The EAST SIDE
linn opened fur titulneu uud Mill
lUV WOOH OK A Mi K1NI1S
nt right priced
1'lintio )uur order to r33J or call
at M0 Kant Main sheet.
NEAREST TO EVERYTHING
llfil loratfd and moil ioHiUr
hold In llie ( iiy thruUlIng Ice
water la titr ruoin.
KiprcUt itllantton to Udl
travrllini nloim. t
- utlhm, iAiiuliI)f pnctil '"
Meet yi at Inetuli l ill M-n.
rUfpn I'Un IUIm II. BO up.
Muniifmtnt, Chtttir W. KtlUy
Official Photographer of tlit
Medford Commercial Club
Interior and exterior views
Negatives made nnv time
and any place by appoint
U M. IIAKMON, MnimKcr.
208 E. Main Phnnn 1471
(1700 im) X
From San Frnclico, Feb. 22, 1915
Vliltlnc frnom cltln ind coanlilci on a
pttttltl ilrimihlp which icnr'i u your
hotel. Kmylaiury d1 contort tnainl.
135 days $900 and up
UclwMif StKx TilM 4 tl nMMrr iihuKi
AUo Crutw la lb Orf.l. UJU,
WhI Indl... I'.Htm CnU, u4
S-J ft UK W, Mint crtte '
100 I'oucll St., hnn rrnuclNCO, Cal.,
or Loral AucnU.
f ST. ii-l-OTARRtU-
in Christmas Packages
CIGAR and CIGARETTE
Cor. Fir and Main.