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MEDFOttD MATL TRIBUNE, MEDFORD, OREGON, MONDAY, EEltRUARV 0, 1PM.
SURVEY OF CITY
Olnssa! Dome For the Palace of Education at the
Panama-Pacific International Exposition.
sent to their (JoLlou Jubllrp to ho
hold nt WnnhliiKtoti, l. 0., Inter In
this month, Tho apples aro to have
ft special wrapper luhortlslng Mod
ford nnd tho Hoguo Hlver valley
Steps were tnkeu to tirpo as largo
a number of elllronw as possible to
nltuntl the convention of enmiuorclnl
bodlt's nt Hilpfottn'tm tho UUh of this
mouth, havlim as Us piliielpal tihjoet
tlio cMnhllnhmout of n fine exhibit of
Oregon products nt Ashland during
tho summer of llin.
Mr Perry Introduced and the
board adopted n resolution reiiiot
lug our sotmlois and represeiilntlMn
In rauKi'i'" 1 renin's! the attorney
uoimral to delay nrtloti In tho pr.i
poned suit to disunite oxlitlliig ur
rnugemeiit tiotueott tho Hoiilheru I'n
Ule and Central Pacific rnllwnjs,
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Following is Professor Don Sow
era' Mirvcy of the city government
The eouncll committees arc really
responsible for tlio administration of
tho city's business and not tho
mayor or ottier ndmlnlstratlvo offlc
InU, nnd yet It Is almost imposslblo
to lodgo responsibility definitely
with n board or commtttco or group
of men. The definite location of re
iiponsLbiUty Is tho first step In any
reform. Tho mayor has llttlo power
to administer affairs and the present
heads of departments exercise scarce
ly moro power or authority than em
ployes. Under cither a commission
government plan of organization or
n city manager plan, each adminis
trative official is given power and
authority commensurate with tho
duties of his office. He Is held to
strict account for tho work of his de
partment; responsibility can bo defi
nitely located nnd lodged with one
man and tho facts of public business
become matters of common knowl
edge. Caroful consideration should
bo given to tho city manager typo of
It is a common occurrence to put
ordinances on their second reading
nnd adopt them at the samo meeting
nt which they aro introduced. This
is a dangerous policy in that It does
not afford tho public adequate notice
of proposed legislation. It is sug
gested that tho charter provldo that
all ordinances, before adoption shall
go over to tho second meeting nnd
bo published in the interim and that
nt least thrco days shall elapso be
tween tho Introduction and final
passago of oil ordinances except
(n) Tho Dudgct. Tho city has
no budget. Under tho present char
ter funds are raised by making mill
levies for nt least seven different
funds, as follews: Genoral fund, wa
ter fund, tiro fund, street and road
fund, park fund, general sower fund
and library fund. Thcso levies arc
not based upon carefully prepared es
timates of tho needs of tho various
departments during the coming year.
Tho charter does not provide for puo
Hc Hearings on tho budget, and no
Information is published respecting
proposed appropriations. The serv
ice which tho city proposes to glvo
the public during tho year is largely
left to one's Imagination.
In order to sccuro tho adoption of
sclontlfle budget making, it is sug
gosted that the codo prepared as ap
pendix A to this report might be
ndopted and tho charter provision re
garding budget might follow closely
tho county budget law.
(b) Bonded Debt. Tho charter
limits the indebtedness of the city to
$100,000, but In tho succeeding sec
tions of tho same act, by means of
amendments, tho limit is Increased
to 1423,000. For retiring these
bonds, it provides for a tax of not
less than one-half mill nnd 5 per
cent of tho gross rocelpts of tho wa
tor plant, a sum which Is woefully
inadequate to rctlro an Indebtedness
of over half a million dollars. These
two sources yielded i411.G7 for tho
year 1913, which would not be suf
ficient to rotlro moro than 1130,000
of twenty-yoar bonds, and thus there
Is nt tho present tlmo over 350,000
oi jnuoutodncss for which no provis
ion whatorer has been made.
It Is suggested that chapter IX of
the present charter bo so amended as
to provldo that tho total Indebtedness
for any nnd all purposes shall never
oxceod ten per cent of tho asseBsjd
valuation, and that all future bond
issues shall bo serial bonds.
Tho charter docs not establish any
framo work of government. It simply
gives tho council power and author
ity over all municipal activities with
out establishing any administrative
machinery for performing tho various
municipal functions. It does not
ovon creato departments for carrying
on tho work of tlio city, nor does 't
provide that beads of departments
may appoint subordinates.
In order to secure economy and
efficiency n tho administration of
public affairs it is suggested that dof
Inlto city departments bo created b
tho charter, that heads of theso de
partments shall bo appolntod sololy
on merit, nnd that they shall be held
to strict accountability for tho work
of tholr departments.
(To bo continued.)
fc.K t s'C"kSm 'HwTrjBP t ,f "j ' B j l ItT'' " l"li l I jSutL. L
CopxrlRht, 1913. by the Panama-TacHlc lntern.Ulnn.il Exposition.
HIS photograph, taken from the lofty roof of the huge I'nlac of HJucn
tlon at the PnnaniH-rNcinc I i position. San Pranclfi-o, 1JI3, shows
workmen apptylnp the stnff surfacing to tfte Mcs of the Brent structure.
On the rlRlit of thr I loturr Is aeen one of Hit vast naves that rle IIC
feet, while In the cvnter und nlve ' tin? eolus.-nl dome of the bult&nic, whkh
tirnvrs I6& fL The rival ete nf h exlilt:t iw'no s may be Inferred from th
fact that the photographer Auk fur iilwc ground vhn the picture wa taUiu
.H'AHKZ, ilex., I-Vli. 0.- Oeuernl
Vtlln was hero toiln.v, ilireetiuj: the
hunt for ilnximo Castillo, tho bun
li( whiwo destruction of Hie Ciimhro
rttilroiul tunnel wits rej.poii'dhlo for
the wrecking of a iMengor tram
ami the Inst of more than fifty lives
Xo one oottlil complain that he
was not nctiitK vipmuly, though
there were those who thought if he
hml doiio ho earlier tho triigedy
might have been nverteil. lie had
1000 men on the bandits' trail, "anil
if they fail to capture hint inside
of six" tiny V Villa said, "I will or
der every non-combatant out of the
district, so ns to starve him mil, at
the same time iiiiiiii: him relent
leiHly." Villa had intended to go to K.ei
Ion tonight to take eronnl com
inntnl of the attack on Torreon, but
it was thought possible he might
deem Castillo' capture more urg
ently important and remain here
teinporurily to superintend the pursuit.
BULL MOOSE TICKE1
SAX FRANCISCO. Cal., Feb. 9.
With tho announcement from Fresno
that Chester H. Howell, newspaper
publisher, would make tho race
against Francis J. Hency as a can
didate for the United States senate,
the state progressive ticket stood
practically completed today. It fol
Governor Hiram V. Johnson.
Lieutenant governor J. M. Ehslc
man. United States senator Francis J.
Hency and C. H. Howell.
State treasurer K. S.'lJlrdsall and
E. D. Roberts.
Secretary of state F. J. O'fJrlen.
Friend W. Richardson, Thos. J.
Monahan and J. M. Murphy.
Attorney general IT. S. Webb.
Surveyor general W. S. Kingsbury.
STEVENS PLANS VISIT
STA1E OF OREGON
DAKER, Ore., Feb. 9. Nothing
remained today of the gambling para
phernalia, seized by Colonol Lawson
and militiamen at Coppcrflold and
Huntington Inst month but a pile of
ashes and heat-warped metal. Tho
roulctto wheels, slot-machines, faro
banks and dice tables taken from the
saloons of tho two towns wcro fed v.)
a bur.o bonflro kindled late Sunday
by Adam Schortgcn, a special ngcot
of Governor West sent here for tho
purposo with hundreds of Ilaker citi
zens as Interested spectators.
Tho liquor seized at Coppcrflold
was not molested, but Schortgcn In
timated today that ho had not com
pleted his task.
PORTLAND, Feb. 9. Consider
able conjecturo has been aroused tn
local railroad circles oer tho pro
spective visit here of John F. Stevens
former president of the Hill lines In
Oregon and builder of tho Oregon
Trunk. Close pcrsonnl friends of
his hnvo received word that ho con
templates a visit to Portland In the
near future; the Information states
that he hopes to bo able to call on
some of his "old friends out In Ore
Mr. Stevens has been mentioned
from time to time In connection with
tho rumored upheavals In tho Qrett
Northern executive family, but In
just what capacity he Is scheduled tn
connection with Hill operations In
tho west is still a matter of conjec
ture. He has repeatedly said that ho
greatly preferred living In tho west
and that ho hoped ho might be able
to make Oregon his permanent homo
at some future date. Thoso who are
closest to him believe that he Is fig
uring on engaging In the railroad
' field onco moro nnd that he Is more-
ly waiting, for tho proper opportun
ity to re-enter the "game" In which
he has won such eminent success In
FIRE FOLLOWS EXIT OF
-BRYAN AND MARSHALL
WASHINGTON, Feb. 0. Fire
started in a local theater it fow min
utes after tho audience attending un
international bible class und includ
ing Vice-President Marshall nnd
.William J. Hryau, had left.
Oregon Fair south and east ; rain
northwest portion tonitiht; Tuesday,
probably fair eufct port.on, southeant
WHAT IS VINOL?
About Which Wo Hear so Much?
Our Drugght Tells Vnu
After twenty years of study two
eminent French chemists discovered
a method by which tho ulkalolds or
medicinal curatlvo elements of the
cod's liver could bo separated from
tho useless oil or grcaso. The oil
which has no medicinal value Is
thrown awny, but tho healing, cura
tive properties are blended with tonic
Iron and a mild medicinal wlno
which makes Vlnol, thus combining
In one medicine the two most world
Vlnol is not a secret medicine as
its Ingredients are printed on every
bottle, and In all cases whero tho
healing, curatlvo influonco of cod
liver oil, or tho blood building,
strengthening influonco of tonic Iron
Is needod, Vlnol gives Immediate ben
efit, for It Is easily assimilated and
accoptablo to the weakest stomach.
For all run-down, weakened con
ditions, and to cure chronic coughs,
colds and bronchial troubles, Vlnol
Is unexcelled. Wo will return your
money If It falls. Medjord Phar
macy, Medford, Oroj. I .''''
V, S, For pimples and blotches
try our 8oxo Salve, Wo guarailt'cc'lt'
A FALSE STANDARD OF (TLTt'RK
has gained ground In this century
which looks upon tho bearing and
rearing of chldlren as something
coarse and vulgar and to bo avoided,
but the advent of Eugenics moans
much for tho motherhood of tho
raco. Happy Is tho wlfo who, though
weak and ailing, depends upon Lydla
E. I'lnkhnm's Vcgetablo Compound
to restoro her to health, and when
headaches and backaches aro n
thing of tho past, bravo sons and
fair daughters rlec up and call her
Special to Farmers'
Beaver Brand Animal
.Made by tlio t'nlon .Meat Com-
NOW ON SALE IN MEDFORD
AT A SAVING IN FREIGHT
Wo offer you tho opportun
ity of buying this famous fart!
Her at a saving In freight, as wo
have just received a largo ship
ment for Immedlato disposal to
farmers and ranchers of Med
ford nnd vicinity.
"A l-Yrtlller for Every Crop"
aro to your soils what nour
ishment Is to invalids. It re
vives strength gives now llfo
enables tho next crop to feed
upon the necessary substenanco
for a good healthy harvest.
Contains tho proper proportion
of animal ammonia, nitrogen,
phosphoric acid and potash,
Avoid dangor of wearing out
your land by placing your or
der now. Wo mako Immedlato
We havo appointed Mr. II. S.
Allen to handle the Union Meat
Company's famous "Rosolawn"
brand fertilizer for us. This
fertilizer Is especially adapted
for roses, sweet peas, lawns and
all kinds of flowers. Put up
In sacks or In a special air
tight 10 pound pall.
HOGUE RIVER FRUIT & PRO
IN JOSEPHINE COUNTY
GRANTS PASS, Feb. U. The
firt concrete bridge to be erected lit
Josephine county will spun Williams
ereek at Provolt to replace the old
wooden structure that has served its
nurjwse for many years. The con
tract for the new bridge wits award
ed by the board of county eoininU
sioners in session Saturday, the bid
of Albert Anderson & Co. hnwng
been nccepted nt a contract price of
The new bridge i to be of eighty- I
foot span with fittccn-foot drive
wny, the span to be arched ami to
gie sufficient clearance for the
flood w titers of the ereek, which nt
jieriods in the winter nnd spring he
comes n river of .considernlilu vol
ume. The contractors nre to com
plete the bridge tfiis spring.
SEND APPLES TO
WASHINGTON, D. C.
At a mcotlng of tho directors of
tho Commercial club yesterday It was
agreed to pay tho oxprcssago on ton
boxes of Newtown apples to bo fur
nished by tho Knights of Pythias and
of the Panama Canal
"Hull" Durham rin fresh, fragrant, haml-matlc
cigarettes has proved a constant source of comfort and
inspiration to the army of tireless workers in the Canal
pS '.win.. i-vkiu-i Yin mil vtyui , i tsinii icuu iiiuiiii a,
jfy sturdy scction-ljosscs, bronzed army ofliccrs, all "roll
theirmvn" in the stress of work under a tropic sun, or in
the balmy, restful evenings under the stars in Panama City and Colon.
Whenever men go forth to do men's work in the rough corners
of the world, most of the luxuries of civilization they leave behind
them; but one luxury, the most satisfying of all. they carry with them
(Enough for forty hand-made cigarettes in each Sc sack)
From Panama to Klondike, from Broadway to Manila, pure,
ripe, mellow "Hull" Durham tobacco
i for FREE
book of "ftaptit"
with taeh 5e lack
is smoked by more millions of men
than all other high -grade tobaccos
combined. The rich, fragrant aroma and
melloiu, satisfying flavor of ciiiarcttcs
hand-made from' Hull" Durham are ex
clusive to this grand old tobacco and afford
lasting enjoyment and complete satisfaction.
Get "the makings" today at the nearest
dealer's "roll your own" and learn what a
fresh, made to-order cigarette tastes like.
THE AMUUCAN TOBACCO COMPANY
Electric Irons now $2.50
500 NEW GUARANTEED GENERAL ELECTRIC
IRONS, FORMER PRICE $3.50, WILL BE SOLD FOR
THE HEATING ELEMENTS IN THESE IRONS ARE
GUARANTEED FOR LIFE.
Special Exchange Offer
FOR $2.00 AND AN OLD IRON, ANY KIND OR
MAKE, SAD IRON, GASOLINE OR ELECTRIC, WE
WILL SELL YOU ONE OF THESE NEW GUARAN
TEED ELECTRIC IRONS.
California-Oregon Power Co.
216 West Main Street, Medford, Oregon.
Office First Floor.
Salesroom in Basement