Medford mail tribune. (Medford, Or.) 1909-1989, October 08, 1914, SECOND EDITION, Page PAGE FOUR, Image 4

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Offlcn Mll Tribune llnlMtnir, 35-17-SI
North Kir atreat; telephone 75.
TM IHtnocmtle Time. The Umlford
IHI, Tho Mcdfnnl Trlbuno, Th South.
rrt OrfKonlnn, The Aahlnnd Tribune.
Ono year, by mall .,18,00
One month, by mnll -..i. - .50
Tr month, drtlvrrcd bjr currier In
Mnlfonl, JnckRonvllle and On
Iriil Point.-. .... .50
Ratiinlny only, by mnll, por year S.00
Weekly, nor year .. .. .,-.,.- 1.60
Official Purer ot the City of MtjforC
Offlrlnl Pajxsr of Jurkson County.
Rnterrd nn nrcond-clnsa tnattar at
afedtonl, Oregon, under the aot ot
March 3, 1871.
With Mrdfor 8tnrM)Ti
During tho noxt decado thcro will
probaldy be nn Increased demand for
American horses In the countries now
engaged in tho European war. Tho
demand may oven contlnuo much
longer, according to investigators of
tho U. S. department of agriculture,
ns not only will horses bo needed for
nrmics, hut when peaco Is restored,
more will bo needed for agriculture.
Already European agents aro said to
bo endeavoring to purcliaso horses
In this country and Canada, and
thcro Is an increased Interest In
many sections In horse breeding.
To meet this Increased European
demand American farmers may well
endeavor to ralso well-bred liorses,
although tho department of agricul
ture docs not ndviso them to purchase
a surplus of horses merely for breed
Ing purposes. It merely advises that
ordinary farm work should bo dono
whenever possiblo by good marcs
which should bo bred to good stal
lions. It also dcRlrcs to emphasize
tho fact that only horses of high
quality may bo profitably raised to
day. Inferior horses aro a drug on
tho market, and their production Is
to bo discouraged us much as the
production of good horses should bo
Tho United States lias previously
been drawn on to supply European
countries at war. In tho Doer war
over 100,000 horses were bought hero
by tho llrttlsh government. It may
bo doubted whether a foreign gov
ernment could now obtain a similar
supply In this country, except at ex
ccesIvo cofit. Howovcr, It farmers
tnkc pains to titlllzo their good
marso during this winter to breed
them to good stallions, In tho course
oi bcvcral years (timo enough for tbe
fnals to develop), America will bo
better able to meet tho European
TOKIO, Oct. 8, It) a. m. (Jovirn
ntriit oi'ljciulK ore t-aicful to k-i-ii
a Iv Hint (lie Inking of the (Jcrmnii
inluiul of Jitluil, bent of, government
ill llio Mnr.-Iinll uru!iiiclitgo, l'ncii'ic,
iiinl the destruction of the German
Iuk.0, was not an occupation. Never
theless tliov declare that Japan's as
Miianccs Unit thu empire Iiiik no am
bition for territorial n;:j;rnudizciiii'iit
in u.-1 not ho inteioretetl to mean Unit
Japan will refrain from tit!;in step-,
iiccohbiiry for th pernterlion of com
merce. Tho foieitip office him UmiimI no
slati'inent relnfivo to the future
status of Jnluit. Huron Kuto, inini--ter
of foreign nffnii, hits nHured
the American nmhnHdor to Jupnu,
,(ciirjc V, tlutlirjo, that the tiljiii' of
the ixliiuil unri it miljtury Jicccnitv.
Duron Kato said that the (lerman
fleet eluded imrsucrs and that the
Jiuiniierlnvliicli i( tiuvtirrti coal wuh
n mystery.
The Wndiinjilon Hehool I'ntint
Teaeherh' nstoeiation will meet nt the
jhcluml Friday at !l p. in. After a
hpef Imminent? M'hxiou tho following
progriim will he rcudeieil:
jiibtrtunrnifi mim . ' .Cninliim Paul
Koadiu . -MUh IK'ithii K. Ilawldin
oiifr-. r -Hceoud niudo pupils
Kiibjucl for dincuhhiou, "1'iopcr
Kuliiui'iil iiinl llntv to Olitnin It."
l,cfiii'i, Mih, Zininiiir, Aljft. I mini n,
4U I'linilier. :
A SI NO 101? Mi mid xonlous crusadiM' in tho t'miso of pro
hibiiion writes, ronroaMiinij tho Mail Tribune for not
aiding in tho "fight, to extirpate evil," as hu stylos tho
prohibition oanso. savs, ainoinr othor things:
There aro Mill sowings of the devil which are scattering deatli and
destruction abroad. At tho forefront stands tho saloon, destroying ntoro
lives than war, dealing nut mirroring, shame, sin ami death to multitudes;
destroying more homes than war.
Are roads and orchards of more value than our boys and girls? Shall
hornet ho ruined and youth defiled and no voice raised by ou In protest?
Arc you wllllm; to contlmto to stand only for tho material good of Mod
ford and tho valley? Will ou not work, nt earnestly, for their moral, as
for their material uplift, and for the security of their homes and youth?
It' logislativo aot oo initiativo hill oonld aholish sin and
sorrow, ohanijo human naturo and bring tho inillouiiuu, tht!
.Mail Tribnno would bo only too glad to champion it.
Reform, to ho offoctivo', must bo from within rathof
than from without. It is tho result of knowledge, not ol
emotion. It is impossible to out the chains of habit, and
upset sincere conviction by manifestos.
This regulation of other people's a flail's, this effort to.
club people to bo good, according to tho clubber's desires,
bv the passage of suijiptuary laws, was given a thorough
tryout in the time of Cromwell. Despite a Puritan army
to enforce repressive and prohibitory measures, the kill
joys and long-faces failed lamentably in their efforts to
coerce the people into virtue, and in the relapse of the
restoration, vice ruled triumphant.
In the law of naturo, moderation is virtue and excess
is crime. The individual must develop the strength to
resist excess, not only in the use of liquor, but in all things.
This strength cannot bej conferred by coercive laws remov
ing temptation. No sumptuary legislation can create vir
tue and no amount of community guardianship create
Because prohibition entails an obnoxious and busy
body interference with personal liberty, creating a never
ending turmoil of trouble, and is therefore undemocratic;
because it is a revival of the narrowness and bigotry of
Puritanism with its sniffling liypocricy. a relapse froni the
enlightened tolerant democracy of the twentieth century
to the intolerant darkness of the seventeenth, the .Mail
Tribune now, as in the past, opposes it.
Prohibition is a failure because it docs not prohibit,
nor can it bo made to prohibit. It is impossible to enforce
a law opposed to the wishes and desires of a large portion
of the people. This is demonstrated iu every prohibition
state or community and proven by the Increased manufac
ture and sale ot spintous liquor, despite the increased
"dry" area.
The proposed Oregon prohibition law makes no :it
tempt to prohibit. It openly sanctions the "distribution"
of liquor, forbidding only its sale and manufacture. Lt
opens wide the door for mail order and express shipments,
stimulates business outside the stale and kills Oregon in
dustry. Prohibition, however, docs abolish the saloon. It sub
stitutes for the regulated anl licensed place of distribution
the unlicensed, unregulated blind pig, the boot-legger, the
club locker and the mail-order house. The control of the
liquor business is a local matter and should be left f the
community as it now is. Those communities that wish
to abolish the saloon can do so now. Those that wish to
retain it have that privilege.
Prohibition docs not improve the morals or economic
status of people. Dry Kansas is no better or more pros
perous tluit wet Nebraska. Dry Ashland is no better or
more prosperous than wet IMedford. Local option permits
each community to regulate the liquor problem itself, and
home rule is the foundation of democracy.
A great majority of the men of America! arc moderate
drinkers. The Committee of Fifty, in its famous investi
gation of the liquor question, reached the conclusion that
not more than five per cent of the great host of drinking
men can be classed as decidedly intemperate. 1 localise the
five per cent cannot control their appetites is no argument
against the moderate and wholesome use of alcoholic bev
erages by tho vast majority of sane and upright men.
Temperance means moderate use and enjoyment. Why
punish the ninety-five, for the sins of the fiveV Why sac
rifice society for the sins of its weaklings'
This is no argument or defense of the saloons. They
are permitted to exist in some communities in return for
licenses issued, for which they pay roundly, because
experience has proven that this, if not the best, is at least
the most practical way of solving the liquor problem.
The saloon of today is entirely different from the
saloon of a few years ago. The' brothel features and
gambling games have been eliminated. Strict laws com
pel the keeping of order and regulate the sale of liquor,
torhmuing it to minors, lemales or habitual drunkards. In
other words, the saloon has been and is being made respect
able. The saloon has" no business in politics and .should be
conducted within the law as any other business. "When
this is fully realized, and it is so conducted, the hysteria
against it wjll largely subside.
U'Ren Upon Exemption Law
To the Editer:
Will you or your reader, or homo
of (ho mortgage ami diamond own-
eih who mo opposing the l.'iOll
homi'H tax exemption, kindly and
fully anwer tho following ipichtiens:
Fifteen hundred dollars invested in
a mortgage is not taxed iu Oregon.
Why hIioiiIiI not .-flfiOu also he exempt
if it )H invested iu farm buildings',
eows, tenuis, laud lileiuiugs ami or
churdK with which o make a living'
PilU'i'ii bundled imlliii'tf spent lor
diamonds uinl jewelry "in iietual use"
is h law oM'iupl fipm lav in Onttoti,
Why should iin fl'fiOO b)i'iit I'oi (i
dwelling- house mid furniture "iu ac
tual use" he exempt from taxf
The uroposcd .fl.'iDII homes lax
exemption does not apply to corpo
ration. The "real dcuaitinciit stoic,
will get nothing from this neither
will the hkyMTiipcr nor the rail-
John A. Perl
Lady Assistant
fboatw M. 7 M 47-Ji
tuibuUupt feririro lpuy (Vrosr
Dollarhidc Toll Road and Its History
Thin article upon tho Doltarhlrtt,
toll road Is furnished by O. II, Wat
son of Ashland, attorney tor Mr. Hol
Inrtitilu In his controversy with tho
county, and presents the Dollarhldo
(Continued ftont jesterdity.)
No effort was over made by .lack
son county to Interfere In any wn
with said road until September 1.
I SOT. the said county court made an
order directing tho road supervisor
to remove the toll gate. On Novem
ber I, ISOfi, tho order not having been
complied with, tho writer, as attor
ney for Dollarhldo, moved said court
to expunge and revoke said order on
tho ground that the "court under tho
law, neither had nor has any Juris
diction !u tho promises, or over said
road, tf make such an order."
The court revoked said order, and
among other things says:
"The court having heard tho argu
ment and the law thereon, and being
fully advised In the premises,
"It Is therefore ordered and ad
judged that said order bo and the
same Is hereby revoked and shall
stiuul for naught and as though tho
same had never been made."
Subsequently tho ownership and
possession of said road and nil rights
and privileges thereunder, became
vested In L. 1). Dollarhldo who has
never sold, alienated nor Incumbered
tho same,
Tlili tuny scent somewhat lengthy
hut there has been so strenuous nn
effort made to make It appear that I.
D. Dullarhldo Is an Interloper and
highwayman, In Justice to him
and thu public I ask that this bo pub
lished In fu'I. Thu historical data
aloao Is worth It
Dollarhldo sold that portion of the
ro'id from Darren's place up to Stein
man to the county for Pacific high
way purposes at tho beginning of tbe
construction, rlure which time It has
been tho ilu'y of tho county to keep
It up. The lounty has absolutely
ucgleeted to do so until It Is
Impassable and yet the public Is made
to believe that It Is Dollarhldo'x road
and his duty to keep It up. Dollar-
Geography of
NANCY The ctftutrv him; between
Chnlon Mir Marue and Nuiicv In rich
iu historv and full of point of present-day
intere-t. Ily mr-liiie the din
twice between Nancy and Chalons U
S.'i milex; by rail it in 1 It miles and
by canal, "The Marue ami the
liliine." which extend from the head
of mitigation mi the .M.irne rier into
(Icnmiuy, about I '(). The tir-t mi
pnitnut town out of Chalou by tail
is Vilry le p'runcoN, with a popula
tion of about illlUO. Thi. place wa
fonnorh fortified, and, being located
at the eni-i-roitiU lending to Chalons
Cliiiumout, l-'oiitaiuhleau and other
point, is a rdrntegie position. Mc
yond Vilry h an unintere-lln;r farm-
in;; country, aflir which w one to
Itar le Due, with its monument to the
boy o" the .Mcuc, who fell in the
war of 1H70, it beautiful church of
St. I'icire, and it monument of the
.Michaiix, a 1'amilv who iiitiodueeit
ii)iortaut inipio.oniciilf in the mniiu
fuel lire of hie,ccs lleyoml Longc
vill llicie h a railroad liiuncltwo
and a half iiiilcn long, and a long hit
ies of cut and I ills through which
the line wies through the height i
between the uillcy of the A'-ne aril
the Mene. Ninety-two mile from
Chaloim in the foitificil Iowa ol'Toiil,
which resisted the Hermans lor fortv
days during the Franeo-I'russian
war. A little fuillicr on lien Livei
iliia, where a tunnel carries the .Meiise
road, hut the little merchant inn
save something on his tuxes.
The mortgage lax law of Oregon
wiiti repealed iu WXl, and moitgagcs
have not been taxed since then, in
iiiii-t of the counties, including
Clackamas nd .Multnomah.
No one can justly oppose allowing
the I'll nner itnd the little home owner
so small an exemption while so many
wealthy people mid corporations are
exempt on their mortgages and dia
monds, not to mention the money on
which thee never do dii" tax.
Kuiet rely yours,
Y. S. C'llKN.
Oregon City, Sept, III), 1UII.
Kl&w and Erl&nger
"The Fatal
li'do guvn the county and the con
traitors tho light to cross his toll
toad In coiiMi'iictlug tho I'aclfle hlglu
way with (lie e.vpreim undeistandlnii
that Hun 'oio not lo block or oh.
tllicl It, Vet they hao comitructed
a fill directly ncioss his io:ul funp
side to side, that Is It! feet high on
I tho down hill side ami eight feet high
on the other side. Tho contractors
have also, without leave, llceuso r
consent nppioprhtcd 000 feet of tho
toll road and forced tin ttao cut
of tho tool and among the locki,
Many things Unit aro absolutely tnln.,
have been puhtlhhed to the dun. it;n
of Dollarhldo could and oukIc
to have been corrected by the author
Itles. Dollarhldo has not tried t
obstruct, hinder, nor delay tli-i con
struction, lt would bo foolMi for
him to do so and ho Is not n fool
lie knows tho highway will bo Itit'l
and has done many thing to fa )r
it. lie knows too, that theru Is no
other road for travel between .lack
sou county and California hht this
toll road. Only a fool would expect
him to keep It open for free travel
Were he to tilt work on It It would
bo Impassible In two weeks after bad
weather sets In, yet It would appear
that tho effort being mndo against
him Is for this purpose and may suc
ceed. Tho road was built and has been
maintained by private enterprise for
taoro than E0 ,ears without n cent
In tuc, to bo paid theiefor. It has
been offered to tho county at various
Union at a cost which Is a mere baga
telle, but tho county has refused be
cause of tho oxK)iise of maintaining
It. Tho building of tho Pacific high
way across tho mouutnln at a prob
able cost ot almost $20n,ti(H) suggests
tho very high Importance to this
county of tho travel over it, jet we
have this effoit to hamper Mr. Dol
larhldo In his aim lo arcommodato
tho travel until this elaborate high
way Is reav to take It over. No otio
knows how soon tho highway will be
open, and It does not auger great
business Judgment to absolutely rlo
all traffic with California except by
the War Zone
and liliine eiuinl beneath the town.
The scenery in llus icyton is nid to
In- pciluiM the most beaulilul In tin
cnlue journey from Can to Sliii
bnrg. Nitnev is 'JO mile from Tool
by rail. The railroad from Chalons
to Nuiicy parallel the Mnnie nxer
and canal to Nnucui le I'etit, crosrc
the .Mcuse near Sorev uuil the Ifloue
near Naney. West of Itar le Hue tin
allcy run east ami west, wjiilc cast
of that point they mil uoith mid
south, which mnluvi the mililarv piob
Iciu in the two sections somewhat
You (let tlio Ilest
Thcro Is when you amok (lor. Jo un
ion cigars and patronize homo Indus
- - j
Planning for the
Stork's Arrival
ArnenB, thri llilnu which nil women
lliould know of, iiinl many of Minn tin,
Ik a siilemllil ex
ternal iii4eitiiii
l)i In muHt ilrug
alnrrs umlcr thn
nnnio of "Motlii-r's
rileml." It Is a
jwiiPtrnlliiif llnulJ
iiinl many ami mnny
n mother tells limv
lt no wumlorfully
nl'lr.l thfin throiicli
llio jrfrlixl of ekpo
Inner. Us clilrf purp'rtn li lo rcmler llio
tmi'lons, IIimiimiiiIm iiinl iiiiicIoh uh pliant
that nature's oxpimlun may lio nrcuin
pllnliri without thu Intonxu nlniln- nt
rten clmructrr.latla of thu twrlud of
M any nito It It rcnnonnlilu to ltlovo
that Klnro "Mother's Krleml" lias lum a
loiniuitilon to ninttiQrli'Msl fur more tlnti
halt a century no morn tlm ly mlvlcu
rou Id ho kIvoii th'i Inxn:rlc(ic-1 mother
than to HUtfllcat u dally uio durhu; cx
isttmicy. Ask at any Oruj; iloro for ".'folher'n
rrlTi'l." a imirtratlmr, external lliiuld
of Krwit lirlp ami valuo, Ami wrlln to
llnnlllelil IltKUlntor Co., 303 1-ainur IMi;.,
AtlAiita, (ln for tlitlr book of iwful
nml timely Information to exixetnnt
mothers. It rotitiiliiH many niiKctatloim
tint nru of Inlttol lu ull wuinun.
TT Theatre
vi:iNi;sn,v -TiiimsiiAV
Kvory day matlueo 'i p, in. till r. p. in.
KvoiiIiik 7 p, in. till II p.'m,
A contiuiiotiH iihow.
rtu:i) uv iu:avi:u uki-ikk
Two reel K-!5 of myatory and thrlllH,
oikIIiik In a lovo romaucu,
ix Tin:'iiKs oktiik .x
A ThanhoiiHur,
I Or .WiW.W'r) 10c
Monday and Tuesday
Mnllnvc 2:30 1. M. Kvi'iiIiirs 6:30 l. M.. 8: 15 I'. M.
Doors Opni 'llilrly Minnies llofoit' I'ciformiiiHi!
KEp ' t
n)M mi: inniK nv ui.x iikacii riiuiK At. is, mm; I'Ains
Matinee, lower floor Ue i M.illuec, billion 0c
Night, lower Moor 2.'.e MkIiI. balcony IDe
llox Seats . . ftOe
An advance, in tin; ri'tilar price of nilmiMiioii lo (lie Vav. 'I'lttNiIro
tint it rctliiclidii in tin price climncilMor "ihc Spoils" in other cilice
(II ill
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j Saturday Evening, Oct. 10
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Gilbert 6 Sullivan
Opera Co.
Willi A llltll.l.lANT
Itkllu I'atlcrson
Cl.tdys Cnldwcll
Jaync llcrhcrt
Aniilicl Joiirtlnn
KrrlMTl Wiilcrotis
Henry Smith
Miiuilt! Mortlntiiit
Una llrooks
The Finest Light Opera Ensemble
andChorus ever heard in America
"MR. IIOITKIl AT HtS BEST" CIiIchko Trihmic.
Ill Revivals of Gilbert & Sullivan's
Greatest Comic Opera
"The Mikado"
A Real Gilbert & Sullivan Revival
1st 14 rows lower floor $2.00
Balance of lower floor 1,50
Rows 1, 2 and 3 Balcony i;50
Rows 5, 6, 7 and 8 Balcony .... 1.00
Rows 9, 10 and 11 Balcony .... .75
Rows 12, 13 and 14 Balcony . . , , ,50
Seat sale now'on. Box office onen 10 a. in. dailv.
Mail Orders received for
s payable to Pnjjo Theatre.
i . -taI
Arllinr Altlriiluo
Arllitir ()iiiiiiiii;li:iiii
John Will.ird
Herbert (Jripps
which checks should he made
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