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MEDFORD, OREGON, FRIDAY
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Official Paper of the City of Medfor.
Official Paper of Jackson County.
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TO SUEZ CANAL
nnilMN. Ooc. 4, by wireless.
Among tho items op news given out
by tho German official press bureau
today is tho follewing:
"Tho Russian military newspaper,
Ttussky Invalid, states that tho num
ber of Ilussian officers killed, wound
ed or taken prisoners now totals 33,
000." "Constantinople reports that there
htiB been fighting between tho Sen
ussl tribesmen and tho French in
Southern Morocco. Tho leader of tho
Semissl was killed and tho Trench
"Tho Persian government has
handed to tho British minister Te
heran, a nolo protesting against tho
violation of Persian neutrality by the
entrance of Dritish warships into tho
"Tho Italian government has seized
a Porlugucso torpedo boat destroyer
built at Genoa.
"Athens reports that England has
landed 3-1,000 Canadian volunteers In
'Tho fifth Austrian army has oc
"Bulgaria contradicts tho Greek
report of a concentration of Bulgar
"Tho Austrian general staff re
ports that fighting near Novo Ra
domsk and Lodz Is developing favorably.
To tho Editer:
Tho charter commission speaking
through its Secretary, BenJ. C. Shel
don, says: "Realizing that it would
bo unjust' to call upon tho cltizenB of
tho city, in voting upon this charter,
to legislate upon tho liquor question,
tho provisions of tho present char
ter aro quoted word 'for word."
N'ow, why would it bo unjust for
tho peoplo to voto upon tho liquor
question? Aro not tho peoplo com
petent to express their views through
th ballot? Tho commission has
spent nino months studying tho city
charter; can an election bo called in
tho city of Medford to voto to pro
hibit tho salo of liquor under the
provisions of tho present charter?
Docs tho charter commission advo
cato tho bottiement of tho liquor
question through tho selection of dry
councilmon or wet couucllmcn, mak
ing that tho controlling issue In tho
selection of men tot represent tho
city? "Would it not bo far better to
amend the charter, making tho sub
mission of tho question of tho prohi
bition of tho salo of liquor, to tho
people simple and easy, rather than
leaving tho question to tho decision
of tho council "irrespectlvo of any
general law of tho stato "
Tho abovo quotation from Mr.
Sheldon contains tho only definlto
-statement of what tho proposed char
ter contains, that wo have so far
eeen; now, if it takes tho charter
commission nino months to draft a
charter, how can one oxpect tho vot
ers to pass upon tho samo intelli
gently in less than that number or
weeks? Submitting n charter at
this timo will simply bcfuddlo tho
issues and tho people, just on tho
ovo of our city election, when tho
pcoplo's energy should bo devoted to
tho selection of good men to repre
enter tho city. In other words, why
attempt to submit It until after tho
regular city election? Why not givo
tho people aimplo time to study its
i! special election to amend tho
city charier is not only oxpeuslvo but
nuijoylng,,If wo aro to havo our chur
tcr amended, let us havo it amended
to 'cover every Importunt provision
or not rI all.
WOMKN'R CHRISTIAN' TEMPER-
TILE W. 0. T. U. is unduly excited about tho proposed
charter and docs not wait to road it. Uofoiv attacking
it, as shown by a communication published elsewhere. Tho
good ladies see rod every time the liquor question is men
tioned and arc somewhat befuddled regarding the issue.
m tlio lirst pJaec, the charter is in the torm ot an.
amendment of the present charter and retains intact the
present charter provision regarding the regulation of the
liquor question. This provision is, of course, ineffective, as
long as the state prohibition law or the state home rule bill
is in effect, but in the remote contingency that the state
prohibition amendment and the state home rule amend
ment should both be repealed, the charter would then be
of value to the community, as it provides home rule. De
feating the new charter will not alter. this section.
The Ashland charter has a similar provision, as do
numerous other city charters granted by the legislature
in previous years, and they enable the people of each com
munity to regulate the liquor question for themselves, ac
cording to the sentiments of the community.
The charter drafters have worked unselfishly ami
without remuneration for many months. None of them
seek office or have axes to grind. They have emliodied all
the latest ideas in city government that have worked suc
cessfully elsewhere. They have taken plenty of time, be
cause it was a work that took time, and that'had to be ac
complished at odd horn's that would not interfere with
their regular occupations.
The charter provides for a simplification of govern
ment by a concentration of power. It eliminates divided
authority, and puts the city government on the same
basis that u large corporation is conducted an unsalar
ied board of directors, and a salaried business manager,
who employs all assistants, except the treasurer, who is
employed by tho directors as a check upon the manager.
Both are subject to removal at the pleasure of the board. It
does not necessarily involve even a change in personnel of
tho city employes.
There are no issues before the people to "befuddle" at
the present time, unless the W. C. T. U. intends to raise
the prohibition issue by trying to elect councilmcn
pledged to refuse to issue licenses and so secure prohibi
tion before the state law goes into effect.
A special election is necessary in any event, for if the
charter is adopted, the election of a board of directors will
follow, instead of a city council.
Winter Is Best Time to Cut Timber
At present, it is generally con
ceded that the best timo to cut tim
ber is in Jlho winter, especially if
posts, poles, or polo-tics aro the
product desired, for timber cut in
winter gives longer servico than if
cut in summer.
There aro sovoral reasons for this,
chief pf which ls"tho?factor of decay.
Ties known to havo hicn cut in sum
mer havo rotted sooner than others
known to have been cut in winter.
This decay is caused by fungi, and
these organisms depend largely upon
temperature and moisture for their
development. In the spaing and
summer months, Uto sap Is full of al
buminous substances which, under
the high temperature of the season,
ferment and produce conditions fav
orable to tho formation of fungi. In
tho winter, however, tho sap is almost
entirely water, and does not, there
fore, offer so good a medium for the
development of decay.
The advantages of winter cutting
havo been recognized by many users
of wood, among them practically all
of tho government railroads abroad;
but for many years inspectors wcro
compelled to accept whatever mater
ial was given them, for they bad no
way of knowing, except by actually
witnessing tho cutting, whether tho
wood was cut in winter or insummcr.
Finally, a number of examination,
studies and tests wcro made, and as a
result, it is now known how to toll,
by appearance, tho difference be
tween summer cut and winter cut
Cut a cross section from a pole or
polo tic. Place it under a micro
scope. This shows up tho cellular
formation of tho wood. In tho cen
ter Is tho heartwood. Next to this
is tho snuwood, tho living part of tho
tree. It is to apsthirthrdluctaol
tree. It is to this part of the wood
that the annual layer or ring is
added, and It Is hero that the differ
ence In the time of cutting is re
vealed. Tho first cells formed in
tills now growth In tho spring are
open and thin-walled. As the season
progresses, tho cells added aro small
er and tho walls thicker, until at tho
end of tho growing period lato In tho
summer, tho new tissuo appears al
most solid next to the bark. Thus,
if tho wood has been cut in tho
spring, tho open cells show next to
tho bark; if in early summer, tho
smaller cells appear next to tho bark,
but If cut at the end ot tho growing
season, or in tho fall or winter whilo
growth is dormant, tho full develop
ment, or the solid cells, show next to
tho bark. An expert may be ablo to
dctcrmlno this difference by tho
naked eye, judging by the color. Tho
open spring cells cause tho wood to
look much llghtor than do tho lator
closed cells. It Is this difforenco In
color which makes tho annual ring
Tests as to how much longer win
ter cut wood will endure than sum
mer cut wood havo not yet bjcn com
pleted, but it may bo wifely assumed
that under certain eondltloitH It
last a year longer til least,
ROCKEFELLER DICTATED ACTS
t Continued from paa I.)
VYilorotSim of Itiilnir, then vti-
to the stand. ,
Mol.enuiui denied (lint there will
nu orjiiuiir.otl attempt liv olTioinla ot
tho t'niti'tl Mino Worker of Amotion
to nun tho luNetx for tlio conflict
pomline; tho adoption of the ntrikii
will by tho Trinidad eonveiilioii of
He dosoritioil how union men found
working in the tmti$ Imd boon driven
out of the tlis-tiiotj nSMTtinyr Hint. ns
niniiy ns 1200 men in the southern
district had V-yu iliivon out jn one
month, u your bofoio tho stnko wnft
culled, because thov wore suspected
of being union men.
Arm Seem od l-ovnlly
The jniroliusiiiL' of" tmitefffir the
strikers, be tuiil, had boon done lij
officials in the diMriot office, not by
the national body. Ho offered to get
n roH)rt on the number of nnns pur
chased. About 1100 moii won! on strik-i nl
tho call of tho Trinidad convention.
Dining tho year before the ultiko, ho
snld, close to 1000 liiino gituiiltf wcro
ili'liUtixuil b" tlio ulii'tiffi iff Luh Alii-
iiiiih mid lluorfiino counties.
GERMANS BUILT RAFTS
FOR NIGHT ATTACK
LONDON, Dee. I, 4 : 'J o u. in.- In
the dark bourn liofuro dawn yesterday
a largo force of Ooruinnn crossed tho
flood waters of tho Yuer by means of
big broad rafts, says tho correspon
dent of tho Dully Niiwn In northern
Franco, under date of December 3,
Tho venture was n desperate one,
for not a man who sot uut on It could
havo been Ignorant of tho fact that
death was almost certainly awaiting
him. Tho rafts wore punted through
tho shallow waters In dead silence
and In utter darkness, Knch carried
titty or sixty men and somu machlitu
In preparation for dawn a further
fleet of rafts drawn by motor boatM
was waiting on tho Oermnu side of
tho muddy waters, but boforo dawn
came tho plot was discovered. When
daybreak did arrive, tlio artillery of
tho allies met tho advancing Oermaiis
with devastating effect. Yet, dcspltu
their lossos, tho Qormans, brave ovon
to madness, still essayed tho crossing
DON'T look for premiums or
coupons, as the cost of choice
Turkish and domestic tobaccos
blended in Camels prohibits their
use. All the value goes into the
cigarettes you'll spot the difference
soon as you've whiffed just one
smooth, fragrant Camel. No ctearclly
aftertaste. Get that? Give Camels
a tryout. 20 for JO cents.
If your Jtoltr can't turpi you, ttnttlOc
for on pntkaf or St. OO for a carton
of (n patkaft 1300 tltafttti), pott
Uf pi maid. Alttr imokint on puck'
at: If you don't find CAMELS at rrpf
ttnttd, rtlurn tko olhtr nino potkoft
and u will rtfunJ your manty.
R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO.
Winiton-Slem, N. C.
Your break fust nnnenkes.
wiillles, biscuits or frit
ters (sco the recipe below)
will taste iiir more deli
cious if served with
Maktn Horn, "Swttt" tlomt, Indtti
It gives you tlio delicious
maple flavor at Its best, anil Is
always sold hi the log-cnbln-elmpctl
onus your guarantee
of iurlty, quality nud full
Tho Towlo Manle
SaU I !.tiuft,tr i
IVovl Ct BulUInt , Chloio
RrintU4i st rui, mimij
St Jobiuburj, Vanaoal
I . ' LOG CABInX
, LOG CABIN
Mix two tcoipoonfuU taking
ponder thorutifthly Hli four
cups Hour. AddwnciiptWQct
milk, una tablespoon swaot
cream, half a Icajimmjii salt and
three well Ixfttcu ckk Fry lu
but lard until brown. Servo
with wnnu Towlo'i Log Cablu
Tho School of
H. II. MADMAN
II. I. VANUIMMvIl
Colloco IIuIMIiik. .11 North Urn Ho HI.
Day und Nlitlit School Now Duplls .May Dntor at any Timo
Duktncss, .Shorthand and DiiKllsh Courses
Night School iivViVSmontii 5.00 coti.joi!
. I M I I II IBmr ! I'bWi i I II.' "" "
IT IS APPARENT
to all progressive biislncis men that pnyiueut by check la
tho safe, economic and convenient way to pay.
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You can dress in
comfort by using a
Take it to the bath
It makes the whole
For best results use
Wrllo lor book!,!. "Warmth
In Cold Corntri. "
Standard Oil Company
Don't Postpone Your Christmas Buying !
Do It Now!
The early shopper cnluhes thq best values and gMfi tho fiwHl assort nionl to choose from. Not only
that, bu,t she is able to choose leisurely and comfortably the presents she will give, instead of being hurried
aud flurried as-arc those who wait until the last mom cut.
We arc already showing ample assortments of holiday merchan
dise for early Christmas shoppers. Particular attention is called to tho
lines mentioned below suitable, practical, acceptable gift things of
which our displays arc now at their best.
SWEATERS ARE THINGS
THAT MOST PEOPLE
WOULDN'T THINK OF GIVING
But they are gifts that aro suro to
bo welcome by whoever receives
them, "Wo have the best sweaters
for women, children and infants at
the most reasonable prices. n Tho
new weaves and colors aro repre
sented 98( to $7.00.
"FOREST MILLS" UNDER. a
WEAR ' ?
AVo'liavo theso celebrated Union
Suits, in all sizes and styles, for
women and children. "Wo havo A.
also a complete stock of infants' V
Underwear. Practical peoplo will
make Christmas gifts of Under
wear, which is almost suro to bo