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MT3DF0RD MATTi TRTBUNE, MEDFOUB, OKWOON, WIMNHSDAY, DMOKMIWIl 211, 1!H
Isheil, ami nny stocks of pears whliih
cuu be shipped to this market from
now on will realise very satisfactory
As regards best pears, Winter Nells
standing plentiful supplleH; tho bulk
of tho lecunt arrivals Imvu however
been on tho ilpo side and pilres linvo
ruled low for these stocks In conse
quence. Apples, The winter demand for
apples appears now to have set In,
nil Ui favorable feeling reported IftHt
week conllniiun, pi lees being still on
tho rise, Anything or good appear
ance Ik well sought after. Good
Baldwins are worth hum 17m to I Km,
YorU Imperials thn snini, and Albe
marle Pippins would meet a leady
and appreciative market It heio In
time for tho Christmas trade,
aro tho staple lartlcUt this season, and
prices for these, for nu thing Id good
FOR LA GRANDE
IN GREAT BRITIAN
hunt condition, nro ttood, notwith
Establishment of bed Mignr fuc
tory n the Rogue, liivor valley m now
up to the people, finnl details of n
campaign to be lantichctl next Mon
day being decided upon at a meeting
of tho Farmers' nnd Fruitgrowers'
licnfriio committee, tbc mass meeting
committee and F. S. Bramwcll, rep
resenting Ulnh beet sugar iutorcsls,
at tbc Med ford botel Tuesday night.
Upon tho success of this campaign
binges nu important link in future in
dustrial and agricultural prosperity
in this section.
The campaign as outlined calls for
tho followiug meetings in tho school-
hones of every district of tho valley
to further tho project and secure
ucrcage, upon tho following schedule':
Tablo Rock, Monday.
Englo Point, Tuesday.
Willow Borings, Wednesday.
Central Point, Thursday.
Talent and Phoenix, Friday.
At these meetings the committee
will work, securing tho names of
land'Owtiers nnd how much they will
plant. An expert of tho beet sugar
interests will be on the ground, ad
vising tho owner as to bow much
acreage he should use and bow many
beets to plant so as to avoid over
production. A preliminary contract
will bo sipicd by the landowner,
ngreeing to plant a certain number
of acres. Later an agreement will bo
presented in which tho beet sugar in
terests ngrco to purchase all the
beets raised at a stipulated price.
The preliminary work is character
ized by a system. Tbc beet sugar
jteoplo ask no subsidy and is not a
The committees in ehnrgo will co
operate with tho landowners nnd use
every effort to bring the factory to
the valley, and all good citizens arc
urged to boost, for the first step in
LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE
TO OPEN FIRST OF YEAR
LONDON, Dec. 23, 7:30 p.'ra. It
was officially announced this even
ing that the London slyck exchange
will reoen Janunry 4.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 23. Lieuten
ant Crenshaw, naval radio officer at
tho Panama Canal zone, cabled tho
nnvy dejmrtment today that the wire
less of the British steamer Protest
lauo, in Ilalboa harbor, was dis
mantled by canal zone police Decem
ber 10 after It was found she had
been sending codo messages.
Tho cruiser Tacoma Is at Chrlsto-
bal to enforce neutrality and tho navy
department still has under consider
ation tho possibility of dispatching
another vessel to the canal zone.
A recent nrltrsh statement to tno
navy department said Governor Goc
thals had said in n written commun
ication that ho had been misinform
ed when he charged that a Uritish
collier was using Its radio outfit con
trary to neutrality. Officials hero
now assume that the governor had
reference to another British ship,
which also figured In the official dis
patches as having violated the canal
rules by leaving Hal boa without clear
ance palters, and that this vessel had
been counfounded with the Proles
llaus. The unarmed collier had no
Thn Protcsilaus Is a Uritish merchant
steamer of 61 IS tons, which, under
charter of the nrltish government,
sailed from Victoria, D. C, in No
vember for Ilalboa, Panama Canal
zone. It was assumed she carried
coal and supplies for British naval
MEDFORD GARAGE SHOP
W. T. Dozicr who recently pur
chased the machine "shop of the Med
ford garage, has associated with him
W. A. Young, and they aro now- In
charge. Both arc experienced work
men, are' well known In tho valley,
novo first class equipment and guar
antee nil work. Their shop will re
main at tho same place, tho Mcdford
Garage, South Bartlctt street.
To tho Kdlter:
it may be presuming for a new
comer to this city to offer inhlco In
your municipal mutters. But n man
who, like myself, has lived In n city
that has tho .CltyTanngec form of
charter, especially one wh'o lived Id
that city both boforo nnd after the
adoption of such a charter, can
speak of Its workings and benefits
from first hand knowledge.
I came from Ia Grande. It has
the Clty-Munager. There is not a
man In thn city who fnlls to rcallzo
what a wonderful lmprocment tho
adoption of that chartor made. It
has saved the city many thousand of
dollars. It has brought better gov
ernment all along the line Wc have
a better administration at less ex
pense. We have obtained n reputa
tion ns a progrosshe city that has
been worth a small fortune to tho
I cannot too earnestly say that
Mcdford will make a bad mistake If
It falls to adopt this splendid charter.
I. E. .D. ZUNDKU
Mcdford Dec. 22. 71(1 W. 2nd St.
Dennis A Suns tunrkut letter dnted
London, November 27, Is n follews:
Offerings this week consisted of
stocks carried over fiom Inst week,
ex' ss. "Mtnnetonka" and "nlghy,
there being no boat nrrMng this
week. In consequence of tho scar
city of steamer space avallnblo to
London, supplies are short and prlccB
on the rise.
Kelffer pears seem to bo about fin
I A wkite diodonal . I
I rJae Wv&Fl I
OXNAM HELD AS
The leading men's wear stores
have Ide Silver Collars or can get
them for youbut if you have the
slightest bother, write us for a list
of our dealers nearest you.
cio. r. tat co., iwot.tiot. n. r.
Card of Tluinks.
We wish to express our sincere
thanks for the sympathy and kind
nesses shown us during the Illness
and death of our beloved mother,
Mrs. Clara Itadcr.
BV THE FAMILY.
FREIGHT RATES TO MEDFORD EXCESSIVE
TOohUbbm. from m X.)
titled to. Mcdford being nn interme
diate point, it is entitled to a term
inal rate on shipments originating
west of tho Missouri river, and a
terminal rate plus the percentages
set forth above on all shipments or
iginating east of tho Missouri river.
But instead of this, the Southern
Pacific company compels Medford to
pay the tcrminnl rate (Potland rate)
plus tho class or local rute from
Portland. This in muny instances
nmountH to from 40 to CO per cent
more thun tho rate for Mcdford,
which should bo estublibhed for Med
ford on tho bnbis of the' decision
above mentioned. In other words,
freight ruten from the cast to Mcd
ford bhould be computed by ndding
to tho torminnl rate (Portlnnd rate)
the percentages prchgribed by the le
eihion of the United States supreme
court nnd not by adding the loeul
rate from the Portlnnd tcnninal.
Table of Comiwrlvm
The table of comparisons below
shows the terminal rate to Portland
on certain commodities selected at
random; the rute charged on the-c
same commodities from Pittsburg,
Pa., and Chicago; tho rate which
Mcdford should have under the de
cision of the United States supreme
court nnd the difference or excess
per hundredweight which is now ex
tracted from Medford by the rail
road. The local or elutm rate from
Portlnnd is nlso added for the pur
pose of bhuwing that this rate added
to the terminal (Portland) rate is the
bnbih for the "gouge'' inflicted on
Medford. To becure thco reduc
tions, Mr. Ileuch urges co-operntiou
among cities affected to place the
matter before the iutemtute com-
W Ilnte to Roto Med- Dlfferenco J ""
Medford ford should or over 33
from havo and charge 5
qo rate to
'COMMODITIES g-a E Wc;d ,nnd n
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Agricultural tmpementH..fl. 251 S1.74'$1.74l. 44 $1. 34 X .30 1 .40 1$ .49
Hand Implements 1.35 2.03 2,03 1.55 1.44 .43 .59 .68
Bags, cotton 1.25 1.93 1.93 1.44 1.34 .49 .G9 .C8
"Boots and shoes 2.75 3.60 3.40 3.16 2.94 .44 ,46i .97
Clothing, oilskin 2.20 3.17 3.17 2.53 2.35 .54 .72 .97
Clothing, oilskin 1.60 2.57 2.57 1.84 1.71 .63 .86 .97
Canned goods 1.10 1.59 1.59 1.27 1.18 .32 .41 .49
Logging trucks 1.25 1.74 1.74 1.44 1.34 .30 .40 .49
Carpots 2.60 3.57 3.40 2.99 2.78 .58 .62 .97
Carpets 1.85 2.82 2.82 2,13 1.98 .69 .84 .97
Clothing, cotton duck.... 2.00 2.97 2.97 2.30 2.14 .67 .83 .97
Dry goods, N. O. S 3.00 3.60 3.40 3.45 3.21 .15 .19 .97
Coffee .' 1.10 1.59 1.69 1.27 1.18 .32 .41 .49
Confoctlouory 2.50 3.10 2.95 2.88 2.68 .22 .27 .82
Drugs, chemicals 1,50 2.32 2.32 1.73 1.61 ,59 .71 .82
Chlnuwnro 1.00 1.49 1.49 1.15 1.07 .34 .42 .49
Earthonwnre 1.15 1.64 1.64 1.32 1.23 .32 .41 .49
furniture, camp 1.50 2.08 2.07 1.73 1.61 .35 .46 .58
Groaso, nxlo 90 1,39 1,39 1.04 .96 .35 .43 .49
Glass, plain ..:...., 1.10 1.59 1.59 1.27 1.18 .32 .41 .49
Gluo 85 1.43 1.43 .98 .91 .45 .52 .58
Machinery 1.50 1.87 1.77 1.73 1.61 .14 .17 .49
Castings. N. M. finish 1.15 1.64 1.64 1.32 1.23 .32 .41 .49
Saws (4 ft. or over) 2,20 3.02 2,95 2.53 2.35 .49 .60 .82
Buws (4 ft or over) 1.50 2.32 2.32 1.73 1.61 .59 .71 .82
Tobacco, smoking 2.50 3.10 2.95 2.88 2.68 .22 .27 .82
Wlro rope and cable 1.10 1,59 1.59 1.27 1.18 .32 .41 .49
Dump cars . 1.40 1.87 1.77 1.61 1.50 .26 .27 .49
Paper, writing 1.00 1,49 1.49 1.15 1.07 .34 .42 .49
Plumbers' goods ,1.60 2.18 2.07 1.84 1.71 .34 .36 .58
Ilange boilers and stands 1.40 1,85 1.75 1,61 1.50 .24 .25 .49
Pumps, hand 1.36 1.84 1,77 1.55 1.44 .29 .33 .49
Scales 1.20 1.78 1.78 1.38 1.28 .40 .50 .58
Railway supplies 1.00 1.49 1.49 1.15 1.07 .34 AZ) .49
Rubber Clothing 2,35 3.32 3.32 2.70 2.51 .62 .81 .97
Wire mattresses 1.20 2.02 2,02 1.38 1.28 .64 .74 .82
Woodenwaro -. 1.50 2.08 2.07 1.73 1.0! .35 .40 .58
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LOS ANGKLKS, Cal., Doc. 'J:J.
Charles Oxiiam, eighteen yean, of nge
who, the police say, confessed that
he shot and killed William M. Alex
ander, a retired nttorney, in his
home, was fonnnllv charged today
by "n coroner's jury with murder.
Glenn Witt, 23 years of nge, was
held as an accomplice.
In his confession, ns given out by
tho police, Oxnam, who says his
father was a minister, nsscrted that
Witt planned to rob the Alexander
home curly yesterday. Alexander
was aroused by sounds nnd when he
encountered ri man in the hall was
shot and killed.
W. M. Alexander, junioi, wns
wounded in n fight with the burglars.
They escenped nnd late yesterday
were caught by detective.
LIQUOR IN STR1KEZ0NE
TRINIDAD, Colo., Dec. 23.
Colonel James Lockett, rommandlng
the federal troops In the southern
Colorado strike district, announced
today that, beginning January 1, the
federal authorities will Impose no
more restrictions on tho salo or
shipment of liquor in the district.
The saloons In Las Animas and
Huerfano counties havo been closed
slnco April 23, under proclamation
by Governor Amnions.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 'J.'!. Senator
Ncwlnnds gave notice in tho senate
today that he would defer until next
session of congress bis plun to co-ordinate
river and harlior improve
ments into a broad nutionul scheme
of waterway development. Ho said
President Wilson was in favor of the
plun, hut unwilling to press it at this
Got Your Next Suit ol
MADE BY .
rniCES 25,oo up
Also Cleaning, Pressing and Altering
VM L Main, Upstairs
'Less (ban carload rute,
Holstlen-Durham Cross are
coming into popular favor
fast for dairy stock.
I can supply you with
somo young cowb fit very
reasonablo prices. Write
FREp R. NEIL
Hg J t
If not wc would like to have
you call and take a look al
what wc have for that event.
IF IT IS A CHOICE BIRD,
TURKEY, CHICKEN OR
wo have just what you want;
also everything in
FISH, CHEESE AND
that you would expect to
l'ind in a first-class market.
We strive to please. Loave
or phone orders early.
FISH AND POULTRY
VAN K. GILBERT, Prop
108 W. Main. Phono 362
Glance Over Following List. Not One Item Over Three Fifty
Women's "Comfv" Slippers, from $1.00 up to $2.00
Women's Shoes, iill 1J)M styles $2.50, $3.00 and $3.50
Men's Slippers, black and tan $1.00 up to $3.50
Men's "Comfy" Slippers, in felt $1.50 and $3.00
Men's Dress Street Shoes, button or lace ,...,... .$3.50
Hovs1 Slippers, in tan $1.25 and $1.50
Misses' Patent Jx'alhcr Shoes $2.00 and $2.50
Children's Kelt Slippers from 60 up to $1.15
Children's Shoes, "Shurefoot" brand $1.25 to $1.75
Baby's Combination Silk 1 lose and Shoes $1.25
Baby's Soft Sole Shoes, all colors ,. , 50
COME SEE OUR WINDOWS
AT Til K
Santa Clans' Headquarters for "Good Shoos" at Right Pricos
555XZm55mX 55-5-5,55'55 J-5 JJJJ"-1!
Weyvlll move to larger nnd more suitable quarters January I and will make a reduction on everything
(n the stock.
SPECIAL SALE ON TRAVELING BAGS, SUIT
CASES, TRUNKS AND ALL OTHER LEATHER
Ctinhihtinu' of Onitiino Iinpoilcd r'nlihli. l'lirscs,
hi;; lino I.tidiim' Ilaml Hap, (IIovoh, Writing
Ciihcm, Munio Hiikh, Traveling Klipporn, Cnnl
Ciihch, Drinking ('up Cuhoh, Collar Hugx, Ciar
Ciihc'h mill numerous oilier leather novelties lor
Wo havo n nieo lino of I'uukul Knives, Kn.
urn, Ingerrtoll Vulrhen.
MEDFORD HARNESS CO.
E. H. LAMPORT, Prop.
322 E. MAIN
MEDFORD GARAGE REPAIR SHOP
All kinds of Automobile Repairing and Machine work done.
- Carbon rern'bved by oxygen. Our work is strictly guaranteed.
We make the prices right in every respect. Give us a trial
a J. - and be convinced.
Shop Phone 413
DOZIER & YOUNG, .
104 SOUTH BARTLETT STREET
W. T. Dozier, Res. Phone 539J6 Wm. A. Young, Res. Phone 293M