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KXCKIT HUNIJAT Y TUB
MBUl-OllO I'UINTINQ CO.
The Democratic TIrr.s, Tlio Mrdford
Mull, The Mmlford Tribune. Tim South
m Orcironlnn. Tha Ashland Trlbun.
Office Mall Trlbuno llulMlnc. S5-27-J9
Norlli 11 r slrwt; tolcpliono "6.
Official Paper of tlio City of Mnlfonl
Official l'pr of Jackson County.
A mm luinn.l.AUat mllr At
Mrdford. Oregon, under tlio net of
unrcn i, ibis.
One year, by mail . ,-18.00
Ono month, by mall. . .-. .to
Vtr month, delivered by cnrrlcr In
xt.lfnrit. JftrkitnnrlllM nml On
trni 1'olnt .. .SO
Pnlunlny only, by mail, per year 5.00
Weekly, per ycnr. .. I 80
Dully nvernirit for nix months mllnj:
December at, IJ'S. zo.
With Mcdfonl Stop-Orcr
FIRE CHIEF TO
Harry Line, nsMStatit chief of the
fire department, dcpicd out of a
job he hart held for the last three
yenrx and it linlf, and J. W. Law ton
tdepped in as chief of the McdJord
fire department, by virtue of ap
pointment by the city council. Vic
tor Daniclson was mimed iisslstni
chief and Leo Hunictt appointed to
innko MX men on tha department.
Daniclson will drive the firo truck,
mid Hunictt will be nti.taht driver.
Ling resigned because he did not
fed that $80 a month and the re
sponsibility jibed, lie was named to
fill the berth left by the dcpoin of
c.x-Cliief Annum, and announced at
the time that he would expect f90 it
month or quit. After a week, he did.
Members of the council did not
worry over the shifting. Councilman
Kmcrick said that a man with a job
in these kind of times ought to know
enough to hang onto it.
This is thu third upheaval in the
firo department since the first of
To tho Kditer:
Hcforring to your article in yes
tcrdny' U-ue, "Klka prolc-t of
building n morgue next to club
bouse," I would like to make a
statement. Yon scnk of my build
ing next to Klktf temple. 1 do not
own the lot next to Elks, but do own
the lot fifty feet north.
When you say that some person
or person have offered mif $1500
more than I paid for the lot, you
have been miHinformed. I have iicvcr
fully informed any one of icy inten
tions in regard to this. lot. I con
sider that u personal affair.
A few EIIm seem much concerned
that 1 might in sonic way dampen
their spirits. I wonder if any of
their member hnve raUcd any mori
on objection to meeting jut above
a morgue for Ihc past three or four
years. 1 mil a brother Klk, but n
boon as tliev heard I wax thinking
of buying this lot they told mo thev
were, going to knock me, so I Mip
por.c this iirlieln you publihed it thu
find iuMiillinent of a splendid plan
to simply knock mo down and out.
Jn tho inline of justice, 1 believe, that
no organization or body of men
should deliberately go out to hurt
niiv person who is living among them,
patronizing them and trying to uiaku
cood himself, lteforu spending bun
dled of dollars for advertising to
gel eastern people mid real home
nmkerri out here, our Commercial
club should tall; it oyer with tho ed
itor of our papers and Home of our
enterprising merchant and decide
who should bo ullowul to conic lien
and mingle with thtui. Wo ciiiny to
this valley four yean, ago to make
our home, invest our all and try to
livo peaceably among our fcllow-iucu,
f am struggling to make an honest
living in tho face of much meddling,
malicious gossip and knocking. Hut
1 expect to do in the futiiro as I have
done, in tho past, attend sliictly to
JOHN A. 1'KUL.
March 10, mil.
(Air. i'orl paid 2000 for Ihc lot,
mid placed n valuation of sj..l.r)(io up
tin it to the Kll". but stutcs. that he
wlHtrudu for any oilier lot in ns
dwdriiblo n location.)
John A. Perl
M 0. HAHTMCTT
fUtrnim M. 47 7Jll
MANY reasons have boon advanced as to why people
continuously leave tlio eountry for the eity. Prob
ably tlio iuost potent, of all reasons is that persons thereby
esoape the constant espionage, potty gossip ami persist
ent knocking of the village busyhodies.
There is si limit to what a person will put up with when
bo doesn't have1 to. The small mind, unable to compre
hend the larger affairs of the world, busies itself with its
neighbor's. Totally without perspective, inclosed in a
bard shell of ignorance and provincialism, it uses the inch
measure of its own capacity to measure the world.
The special ttirgct of this type of village wiseacre is
the holder of public office. Usually this corner knocker
is one of the village usurers, warrant shavers stud tax
dodgers, and words fail to express the agony he suffers
annually at tax-paying time. That real money should be
paid by the public Wservicos actually performed, almost
causes' epileptic contortions. As a result the office-holder
is secretly assailed by a deluge of malicious gossip and
There seems to be a wave of this sort of unjustifiable
muck-raking sweeping the nation. Tn a recent article
Jonathan Bourne, Jr., deplores the "era of misrepresenta
tion, innuendo and muckraking through which this coun
try is passing," and longs for the day when speakers and
writers shall "take facts and
He denounces tho "wanton
in government as worse than "the destroyer ot lite and
property, because of the effect on all society rather than
on the individual. M
The result of all this knocking is to drive the best class
out of public office. No person cares to suffer slander
and villification such ns is frequently meted out to capable
and honest officials. And the result in the village of the
same treatment to citizens, is to drive them away to seek
the privacy of the city, where they can mind their own
business and secure proper recognition for their talents.
Thus the city constantly draws from the country, the best
it has to offer.
An instance of what this petty backbiting and bicker
ing invariably accomplishes is shown in the ease of Pro
fessor O'Oara, late county pathologist. Tho fruit crop of
the valley cashed over a million dollars net to the growers
last year, and fruit raising is but in the "infancy of its
production. Yet because a salary of .fiiOOO a year was
paid for the services of one of the best-known scientists
in the nation for export advice and assistance, the perpet
ual anvil chorus of the unappreciative village knocker has
forced him to a field where ability is recognized and his
services highly prized another bright mind driven by
village knockers to the city and out of public office.
One of the largest investors in the valley, and one well
known as a most successful orehardist, who did not have
to lose several crops before being able to realize the value
of expert advice, writes as follows concerning Professor
The valley lias lost its best friend and aid through tho mean and small
machinations of a few of tho Krowers, soma of whom arc attempting to
commit Industrial suicide. I do not blame O'Oara In tho least. It Is a
wonder he stood It as lone as he did. 1 think some of his friends havo
perhaps been a little lax In taking up this tight In public, but possibly this
would have done no cood and simply made tho Issue mora bitter. A very
small, narrow minded group of Ignorant people can so put themselves into
tho path of progreis and betterment at times an to make it Impossible tor
a real leader or benefactor to work to advantage. I'litll wo slough off
this clement of mossuackism and shortsightedness, our troubles will al
ways be in evidence. A few reactionaries can certainly ralso .
Another well-known orehardist writes ns follows, and
he also expresses the opinion of a majority of progressive
citizens of the valley:
The Mall Tribune:
Permit me to congratulate you on tho unequivocal stand you are tak
ing In regard to tho value of expert service, such as has bcuu given this
valley by Prof. O'Gara. The old ceuplet: "Hard Is his fate on whom
the public gaze. Is fixed forever to detract or praise," Is applicable to tho
situation. Tho prospective Investor In tho valloy has frequently ex
pressed tho opinion that tho worst fruit pest the horticulturists of this
valley havo had to contend with Is the coterlo of a baker's dozen curb
stoners whoso unceasing howls nbout tho county pathologist ami tho
court's method of handling the inspection of orchards rend the air day
Tho recent visit of a prominent Chicago cltlzon to tho valley In the
gulso of a homesccker, accentuates the fact that before forming an
opinion as to tho merits of the country, ovcry lovol-hcaded capitalist relies
largely upon expert advice Yesterday tho secretary of tho commercial
club received a personal letter from this gentleman. In which ho Kays:
"Do you recall my prediction rcgardlnu what would happen some day If
they didn't stop knocking Professor O'Gara? I know you, for ono, will
feel cry sorry to nco him go."
This gentleman will make his homo in this valley, and n number of
his friends will follow him here, adding that much to tho wealth of the
valley In capital and In good citizenship. Mo Is actuated to the move
very largely by tho personal Influence of Prof. O'Uara. Fully fifty per
cent of tli oso who have Invested In tho valley during tho past five cam
havo rolled largely on Professor O'Oara's judgment as to soils and condi
tion! hero. Not once has that gentleman shown any disposition to mako
any statement not In accord with tho farts. Not once has ho unduly ex
tolled or condemned a property becuuee of friendship to tho ownor or tho
man handling a deal for It. This appears to be a canon In the creed of tho
United States officials In the agricultural department, and this Is doubt
less why such Implicit faith Is placed In their statements to tho home
seeker. They aro there for tho purpose of giving authontlc information
to tho inquirer, and they do It.
I question very much If these gentlemen who stand on tho street cor
ners devoting so much of their lime to detracting from tho work of tho
expert horticulturists, realize tho damage they are doing. Whllo it Is true
an often stated, that they number among them more than ono tax dodger;
moro than oilo "village usurer." more thuu ono serin fiend: and far more
than one man whoso present prosperous condition Is owing solely to tho
advance in land values which grew out of the adoption of modern hor
ticultural methods here, yet they
business men. men who would scout
tortcd vision that they would foul
spleen on soma piomlnent man. They ccrtulnly constitute a greater
menace to the valley's future than any fruit pest, no matter how per
utclous. As ono progressive man ebserves: "They never accomplish any
thing but noise." This Is true. The same contingent has always lined
up unanimously aualiiKt cvefy progressive move made In the county,
whether in tlio Hue of development,
stranger coming anions; us thinks
are tho wholo show; and yet when
tonic, the lnflueuio of these men Ih
thoy really decolve are a few from remote precincts who fancy that theto
men voice public sentiment, and whou theto worthy oldtimrs happen to
get on tho grand Jury, thu court is
Tho men who reall) do things simply
There appears to bn no way of suppressing these knockers. The
thing which tho man of real intelligence cannot comprehend Is that this
continual bellowing Is kept up when even the man doing the foul shoaling
Is damuccd by the uit One can comprehend wh thu scrip fiend desires
hard times to continue, bciuuse when scrip is at par Ills occupation Is gone.
Pel haps also thu vllluge usurer fattens off thu necessities of the rest of us
when ho cuu extort "leu pur tent and u bonus" owl nil to the developers'
need for mouej, It Is doubtless excusable for thu professional tux dodger
to squeal like u stucK pig when ho bus luadvcrtuutly got caught on nn In
vestment In Inside town property at upex prices und some of his actual
wealth becomes apparent, although fur muiiy yc-ais his too liberal Ideas of
erulty has concealed ihut weuldi from the ken of tho ussessur. Hut It
reall) docs not 'oolc like good financial sense for hlui to bellow continual!
about the employment of a pathological oxpeit, when all must admit that
with all Km iuihsIMIIiIc I litt Itouue river valley must rely nrludimlly upon
receltiiH fiiiiu lis oichiirils for future
work of lliy I'. H. utliuugvu mid thu
METOTORP MATT; TRTPUNE,
tairness tor then guttles.
destroyer of public confidence
number several men who aro good
any charge that thoy have such dlH-
their own nests In ordor to vent their
good roads or civic affairs The
from the uproar they mako that thoy
tho people speak at the polls on any
shown to bo negllclble. The only men
given the ueneiu oi neir wisuoiu.
Ignore the eu baton o wlsacros.
Income. Had It nut been for tha
(usnrauve from tlivui In 1!"7, when
MTflPFORP, OREGON, TtTflSPAV, MAKOU 10,
tho tlrst serious trouble with fire blight wib had In this valley Hint It wai
nil up to thu Individual grower to eliminate It by muthuda prescribed by
tho U. S. itathologlstH, had It not hemi for this utouiinurn doluuiiMtiatml be
yond question, there would mil today bo a hundred acres of pear orchards
In this valley where now wo count them by thousunda and know that thu
I n co mo from thorn In a very few jenm will run to fabuloiiH figures aif
nually. -v A
It Is tho mission of these men to diagnose plant diseases, discover and
proscribe tho remedy and enlighten grow era as to plant sanitation, analysis
of soll and such matturs ns air and water drainage, etc. Among the men
lit tho I'nlon who hae become authoritative, whoso "word goes" among
tho scientific men or tho agricultural world Is Professor O'tlnrn. Ilo lias
added to his proscribed duties ns a pathologist, such ltnl sldo Hues .w
economical orchard heating, until his work was completed In that lino ro
garded as a visionary scheme, hut now regarded as simple "eiop Insur
ance," so practical has It boon found. It Is now a matter of great perturba
tion among our orchard-men as to filling the void created hv his loslg
nntlon as volunteer weather observer, for It developo that thoro Is not
In the whole state of Oregon another trained mind fitted to sucuio tho
dew point, draw his deductions from tho Portland weather bureau ob
servations, compare, tho varjlng temperatures of tho different orchard
sections of this valley, und be able to give tho orchardman over his phono
before bedtlmo the degree of temperature he may expect tho following
morning and thus save his crop from frost. Prof, O'Oara haH been able
to predict within two degrees this succeeding morning tompornturo in
every district lu Jackson county for two jears past, und ho has thus been
Instrumental In adding hundred of thousands of dollars to tho aggiogato
wealth of the valley. Tho stable basis on which our orchard Interests rest
today Is owing to the work of such men ns ho. Tho man who hits been
familiar with the office and laboratory work of Prof. O'Oara, and who
knows hU broaj grnsji of the subject to which ho has devoted his life, and
who has personally seen the wealth ot Information which ho holds subject
to call does not question his conclusions. It Is not too much to say that
ho U ono among the nation's leaders In the pathological lino and so recog
nized nil over tho continent.
It Is fairly safe to say that not one of the corner bnrples has over uvea
Invaded tho professor's office to pet lu touch with tho great work ho has
done In this valley Their solo cstlmatu ot his value to tho valley has coiitn
from the frequency with which the Portland weather bureau signals
haw failed to show weather conditions In this valley. The chortling carklo
of tho misinformed was a dally sotirco of delight to thosu who know that
this mountain girt vallcv, not even lu lliiu with traus-Paclflc travel, and thus
cut off from wireless reports of storms to thu west on the ocean, will never
havo as reliable weather predictions ns suctions to tho north will have
This weather bureau business was pdrely voluntary on the part ot Prof.
O'Oara, and his only reason for utilizing the Portland wenther reports at
all was to secure best Information ot approaching cold waves from tli-i
north and enable him to draw correct deductions from his own observations
ns to prospective frost during tho early spring months.
There will be a successor to Prof. O'tlnrn In the work he has carried on
In this valley. Our friiltmun havo too much nt stake to tnko a backward
step now. It has been a puzzle to his friends that Prof. O'Oara has so
long endured tho carping criticism of tho envemeu, when four limes within
tho Inst three cnrs he has had the opportunity to double his Income by
serving private Interests. The only reasonnblu explanation Is Hint ho, like
the rest of us has become enamoured of this valley, nnd anticipated glory
In Its future, when this vast acreage of ouug orchards reaches full fruition.
The successor may have to endure Just as caustic criticism from the ur
knowing, but It Is hardly probable. With nil their lack of knowledge oven
the cavemen havo a broader conception of tho enctlous of orchard develop
nient than they had a few jcars ago. The oungor generation aro In touch
with modern conditions, and lu tltnu thu cemetery nnd thu mausoleum will
claim Its own.
PitO MONO l'PMMCO.
SYNOfSIM OK TIIK ANNUAL STATKMKNT OP TIIK
Pennsylvania Fire Insurance Co.
Of Philadelphia, In the state of Pcnnsjlvauln, on tho .list day of December,
1313, made to tho Insurance Commissioner of, tho state of Oregon, pur
suaut to law:
Amount of capital stock paid up
Premiums received during tho jcar lu cash
Interest, dividends and rents received during tho ear. ..
Income from other sources received during the cnr
Total Income . . .
Losses paid during the year -
Dividends paid during tho year on rnpltnl stock
Commissions and salaries paid during thu )car
Taxes, licenses and Tees paid during the jcar ....
Amount of all other opcitdlturcs v
Total expenditure -
Vnltio of real estate owned -
Value of stocks nnd bonds owned -
ixiaiih on mortgagcH and collateral, etc
Cash In banks and on hand -
,. i..-.. i. nllMn nf rnllnrllnn nnd In transmission ....
1-ruiiiiuiiiB i" .." -
Interest and rents duo and accrued
admitted In Oregon
Gross claims for losseu unpaid
Amount of unearned premiums on all outstanding risks
All other liabilities
Total liabilities excluslvo of capital stock of $750,(100
Total premiums lu forco December 31, 1913
IlimlueoH in Oregon for the Year
Total risks written during the oar
Gross premiums received uunuK ."
Premium, returned during tho car
Losses paid during the year
Losses incurred during tho year
of rlska outstanding
Statutory General Agent nnd Attorney for A:mv
wood co.. itiui:.T Aor.XTH. .M':ii)iti. oi.i:.v.
ft t 4 I1TM.M) t
(Continued from esterdny)
Ua smiles Ijccbiimj his Hup Is some
thing more to him than Just nn auto
mobile. And bo's pleased ond proud Just
because of that thought on which
this business was founded- to build
tho best car possible 'at a moderate
Scarro half a dozen cars In thlH
country enjoy that sort of good will.
And all tho othera soil for much
more than the Hiipmobllo.
Don't you see that this unanimity
pf feeling Is tho strongest nssurauto
of valuo you rnn gqt?
Wo want you to Inquire Into tho
Hiipmobllo, as ttioUHautln of good
Americans have done before you.
Wo want you to find out for your
selves Its staunch goodness, as
they have already found it.
Every year Hup oworH sell for us
u big proportion of our constantly
Hup deulers will tell oti that Hup
ownors are tholr best salesmen.
Our repulr shop is fccroml to imiie. I!. N. Iliinie, Into foreiimn of the
largest repair shop on llio coast, In our iiuihtcr mechanic.
We sell llri'k, tuhcM, oils and gasoline.
Agent fur the Hiipmobllo und Cadillac tars,
Curs wnMied ami polished duy or ulglit.
1'iee air lompickhor In front,
Crater Lake Motor Car Co.
t 7.o,oun fln
. 1.11 10.180.7.'.
.. fi.2 1 1,30:1 (10
fi 1 7,937 r.O
ln. ftn ,..
. -1,5 1 4. 3 K9 03
In Oregon, """"'''"j,.,-,.,,,,,,
Hy M. GAItoM-.U oiiowrcw..
We're so proud of this fad, so
JealutiB of our good name nnd good
will that wo wouldn't trado place
with any other motor cur manufac
turer In tho world.
And that's one moro form of In
surance for you when you buy u Hup
moblle. Thoughts are forceful and far
reaching. If wo had begun with a different
kind of u thought, wu would bo mak
ing a different kind ot un automobile.
Hupposo wo had commenced bv
Haying to oursolvea, "lut'H sou how
cheaply wo can build thU car?"
In that event wo should probably
be building two or three tlmea as
many cars us wo now build and
mind you, Hupmobile pioductlon in
;io small thing.
And In nil probability you would
he getting a fairly good car.
Hut you would not bo getting an
good a car as this Hupmobile about
which wu are going to tell you,
(To bo continued,)
ww wiirn iriwwtiiv)fti-y ,
DON'T GROW BALD
It's Oullo Noodle, NouiMi the
Hair HimiIm lleuuivo Dundiuff
l'o Put Man Sage
If your hair Is gelling thin, losing
color, or him that mulled, lifeless
and scraggy appeal aueo, tho leasuit
Is evident dandruff and failure lo
keep tho hair loots pioporly uour
Parisian Sngo applied frequently
for a week and thou orcnsloiial Ih
all that Is needed. It removes dan
druff with ono application; almost
Immediately slops railing hair and
Itching head; cleanses, cools and In
vigorates tho scalp and makes dull,
stringy hair soft, abundant and rad
iant with life. ( Kqnaljy " good for
men. women or children ovor ono
This refreshing hair tonic inn bo
bad at any drug or toilet counter In
50 cent bottles only. Cms Strang
nlvas soIIh It with agreement to
refund tho money If joii aro not sat
Get it bottle nt once. Delighted
users say Parisian Sago Is tho best
and must Invigorating hnlr tonic
TRY MUSTEROLE FOR
THAT LAME BACK
Huh It on brlskl) mnssngo It lu
thoroughly, and nolo how quickly
MUSTHUOLi: drives out the utlffucsi
It bents n mustard plaster seven
wnM, and bust of all It doesn't blis
ter or burn.
MUSTKHOLi: Is n clean, white
ointment made with oil of mustard.
It comes lu handy whllo glass Jar.
Oct a Jar from )nur druggist today.
Ml'STHUOLi: Is recommended b
doctors and nurses. .Millions or Jars
nro used annually for llrourhllls.
Croup, Stiff Nock, Asthma, Neural
gia. Congestion, Pleurisy. Ithouin.v
ttsm, Lumbago, Pains nnd Aches of
the Hack or Joints, Spinlus, Sure
Muscesl, HrulsiM. Chilblains, Kroslud
Poet. Colds of ('host til prevents
At otir druggist's, lu 23c and 50c
Jars, and a spolcal largo hospital site
for $2 50.
Accept no substitute. It our
druggist cauiiul siippl) von, send 25c
or 50c to tho Ml'STHItOLi: Com
pany, Cleveland, Ohio, and we will
mall you n Jar, postage prepaid.
W. II. Thurmond, ItockfUh, Vn ,
says: "Musteroln Is tho greatest
thing I over got hold of for muscu
lar rheumatism, affording Instant re
lief to sore nnd stiff Joints and
Is still nt tho old stand next door
to tho 1'lrst National Hank, upstair.
nouses I Oil SALC
Ono span of largo mares, weight
2000. ono good all around horse, K
earn old. Team 2100 lbs. One well
broken snddln driving mure. One
gentle Indies' driving miiro. Oun
good ranch tenia. One span 0 jcar
old mules, weight 2000, Can bo rcou
I). K. Lillx, Phono I no, At Union llarn
hlimv, mil only Uiu
llCllllllflll IplllllllOK of
" CKKHCCNT " lnt
ilH wnndoil'ul result
In iniji'ijg Uui dough.
80M HY (IIIOl'ltKH.
('iiirfwnl MlK- '')! Hcnllle, Wiii.Ii.
Photppbi)s Tuesday und W'iliicmluy
THE QUESTION OF RIGHT
Two Ueet l.uliln Dratua
PATHi: WIX.KLV NO. I
Till! M1VI1LV SIJNOMTA
Second of the Wood be-Wedd Suilu
Heio ibmsdiiy Only
Di:.CO. IIII.LINO'IO.VN ..DOWN
Two Iteel Comedy Drama
Sinning. Talking ami
1 REELS BEST
ADMISSION, 10 CENTS
A team ran pull as big a load with
It as any other harness and cannot
Injure the trees whllo plowing.
Cull II. C. IIONNKV, Phono MOH-M.
Swlnn. Two hoar pigs that will
soon ho ready for service. Havo
blood from tho best slock lu tho
northwest. Cull and sou them.
Phono Cctitrnl Point.
Wilhite 6 Sons
Hams Valley, Ore.
Hv Hollander and wife, in
telligenl, speaks good Eng
lish, is good rustler, !17 years
old; wife will rook for extra
A. H. MILLER
Afalftml Hunk .S(iu
Wo maiiiifaiiuro spray and supply
tanks of all kinds, Wo havo built
these tanks lu Modtonl for 15 yearn
nnd hoiiio of thu first ones nro still
lu use. U you waul a good lank gui
ono muilo by
J. W. MITCHELL
JH S, lllverslde, Mcdforil Phono iUl
Itecuiitly romudoled mid onlurgoil,
added now cninornfl nml apparatus
and Is now strictly upto-dnto In
Commorlrnl Work of all Kinds
Including copying and oulurglng of
pictures, logul documents, etc. Pro
mlilu oiiluriilnir, uuy size, and koduk
Mulshing of every kind,
Professional mid nmatiior photo.
L, M, Harmon Ashodalcd With Mo,
Shop over lids Theater, Phono H7J