Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About Medford mail tribune. (Medford, Or.) 1909-1989 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 6, 1915)
IS r tvi
SOLD FOR $30,000
(1. A. Hover Iiab disposed ot his
Hplonilld orchard trnct to J. K. John
son of rnsadonn, Cnl. Tlio orchard
tract lies about miles south ot Mod
ford and Is considered on of tti very
best orchard plats In the valley.
Asldo from thn flno orchard there Is
on tho land, Blluatcd on an emlnonco,
In a larg now farm dwelling. Thl.
coupled with tho other needful
buildings and tho lilRh stato ot cul
tivation In which tho orchard has
been kept, makes It a very attractive
Mr. Hover Rets In exchango for
this rosldcnco property In Pasadena,
Cnl., and somo acreage near that city.
The consideration In tho deal was
Mr. Johnson arrived In Mcdford
Sunday with his family and haB
taken possession of his recently ac
quired property. Mr. Hover will re
side 'in San Bernardino, Cnl.. where
bo owns considerable property.
ASK MILLION A
YEAR FOR ROADS
PORTLAND, Jan. 6. To rnlBo a
million dollars a year for two years
for an additional state road fund, a
petition has been sent to the Mult
nomah delegation soliciting tho sup
port of tho delegation In the legis
lature. Tho draft ot the measure,
together with tho petition, was pre
sented nt tho meeting ot tho delega
tion last night by Whitney L. Boise
and others interested in tho good
roads movement. Following Is the
petition tho legislators were asked to
Ono of tho most Important meas
ures to come before tho legislature
will bo a proposed mlllago state tax.
for two scars, for state highway aid.
Tho necessity ot this will bo appar
ent to any ono familiar with good
roads development in tho state. The
plan was unanimously supported by
tho recent convention of county com
missioners and Judges In Portland.
To raiso this sum will rcqulro a 1
mlll state tax levy for tho next two
Last year California raised for
stato highways $18,000,000, and
Multnomah county pays one-third
of tho taxes ot tho state, and will
build her own roads without asking or
receiving stato aid. This places her
in a position to request tho passage
of this measure.
HciiHiitionnl developments are ex
pected iu the ilivorcp suit filed by
Florence Iloffmnu against J. M.
II off inun, u traveling MileMiiun of
this city, and f,ciiMitionul develop
ments urc brewing. Iu Ii!k answer
11 ml amended answer to tho Riiit Hoff
man nlli'RCrf tliit Mm. Hoffman "he
came drunk nn.il wok taken home in
n drunken condition from the office
of n Medfiml mini, wliose name do
l''udunt is reluctant to give." The
mihwer further ullejjes that plaintiff
"while on u visit to Portland in June,
101-1, carried on n claudchtine corre
spondence with a Medford man whoso
mime defendant in reluctant to give."
The ground for divorce aru made
upon tho allegations of cruel and in
human treatment without "just cause
Tho couple were divorced one o be
fore and remarried.
MAY. WHEAT $1.48
AT PORTLAND TODAY
I'OHTIiANI), Or., Jan. 0. Sev-vnty-flvo
Ihoiihitnd bushels of wheat
changed liuiiiU on the Portland ex
change today at price higher than
previously recorded, tho murket, ou
account of a. btromr export demand,
neeming to ho affected little by tho
declines at points in the middle west.
JiKfrenses of from Vi to ,r cents over
previous sales were recorded.
May bluestem sold at $1.48 per
bushel and March blueiitem at $1.44.
Vebrnnry made the largest advance
of ft cents, selling at $1.40. Spot oats
sold at $32.2;) per ton, an advance of
lift cents. Feed bin lev advanced $1,
.VlUnj' nt $21). ,
OF EARLY 50S
How many of tho old pioneers of
tho valley remember John S. Coleman
now of Seattle, Wash., who has writ
ten a letter to his former friends, tho
Into Thomas lleamcs, fnthor of At
torney Kvnn Kennies, In tho hope of
receiving word from old acquaint
ances. Tho letter was turned over
to A. K. Ileames, and is as follews:
Seattle, Wash., Dec. 17, 1914.
Dear old friends:
It has been many years slnco we
met, but I have been thinking ot you
ot late, and wondered it cither my
old friends that I left in 1S54. I
wonder if Anderson remembers when
wo drove tho Indians off ot Castle
Rock, or when wo went to rescue old
Smith from the Indians. Tho man
that was wounded that day got a pen
sion and lives here In Seattle.
If either of you.nro living or have
any family that would wrlto and tell
me all about the old place and how it
looks now, I often think of old Mother
Ileames, how good she used to be to
Anxiously awaiting an answer, I
am, your old friend,
JOHN S. COLEMAN.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 0.- The chief
result of last nightV conference be
tween Secretaries Daniels and Gar
rison nnd congressional lender was
n general conclusion that the govern
ment's revenue during IhN year would
not bear extensive additions to the
military establishment, but that next
year when congress considers some
menus of raising new revenue in place
of the special stamp taxes, the sub
ject of appropriations for national
defense will be considered.
The prospect of a prolonged Euro
pean war will be considered in con
nection with the plans for raising
SALEM, On, Jan. fi. John Siercks,
inmate of the state insane nsyliim, to
dny repudiated his recent confession
that he bad murdered Mr. Daisy
Wehrman nnd her little son in Colum
bia county. He declared that he had
mnde the confession in order to save
John Arthur Pender, now serving u
life term for the crime, from the gal
lows. In view of Siercks' detailed
cnufchsion, the authorities intend to
conduct u thorough investigation, de
spite bis denial today of responsibil
ity. PERMIT EXPORTS OF
MELBOURNE, Jan. C, via London,
9:48 a. m. Tho commonwealth, It is
announced, has decided to permit tho
shipment of merino wool to tho
United States provided a guarantee
Is given that it will not be re-exported.
Australian restrictions regarding
the export ot wool wero inaugurated
soon after the war started and wero
in line with tho policy pursued- by
Great Britain in endeavoring to pro
vent this product from reaching Ger
many. November 28 tho restrictions
on tho export ot wool, so far as Can
ada nnd Japan wero concerned, were
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. C An
nouncement was mado today that at
tho annual meeting of tho Pennsyl
vania Railroad company, March 9,
stockholders will be asked to author
ize an increaso of 100,000,000 in
the indebtedness of the company. The
now bonds will bo used to provide
funds for the refunding of bonds,
car trust and other obligations ma
turing this year.
The bonds, It is understood, will
be issued under tho general mort
gage authorized by tho stockholders
at their annual meeting lns( your,
UnDDFOTCD MATL TRTBITNE.
110STON, Mass., Jan, C Tho leg
islatures ot five Now England states
all except Rhode Island convened
vtoday for their annual or biennial ses
sions. Tho Massachusetts "great nnd
general court" met with largo repub
lican majorities In both houses. David
1. Walsh, who will bo Inaugurated to
morrow for his second term as n
Massachusetts governor, Is, however,
In Vermont both houses are solid
ly republican nnd that state tomor
row will inaugurate a republican gov
ernor, Charles W. Gates. Tho repub
licans also control both house and
senate in New Hampshire, whero the
legislature nt the last biennial ses
sion In 1913, was dominated by a
combination of democrats and pro
gressives. Governor Holland II.
Spauldtng, republican, will deliver his
Inaugural address tomorrow.
Main has a republican houso and
a democratic senate with a chance for
deadlock on Joint ballot If the S7 re
publicans and four progressives
should combine ngatnst tho 91 demo
crats. Oakley C. Curtis, a democra
tic governor, will be Inaugurated to
morrow. Connecticut began the year with
an administration republican In all
branches. Marcus II. llolcomb was
sworn In as governor today, succeed
ing Simeon E. Baldwin, n democrat.
OltEGO.V, III., Jan. C After bar
ricading themselves in n fisherman's
shack on an island in the Hock ltiver
near here and defying nil uipht a
posse of deputy hheriffs who sought
to nrrost them iif connection with
robberies of summer cottages, two
men &belicved to be Jos. Itoycr, nn
alleged ex-convict, nnd Hurry Sheft
Icr, escaped from the islund today
nrnl were pursued by the pose into a
forest on the river hank.
The two men before e-enning hud
driien the officers from the island
with threats to shoot. Dogs wcrcict
on the trail through the woods and
inhabitants of nearby villages wanted
that a man hunt was on.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 0.- Proident
ViIon reiterated today to a delega
tion of woman suffragists his previ
ously announced position that eiuil
franchise should be brought about
through action by lliu states rather
than through n federal constitutional
amendment. Nearly 100 women from
different parts of tho country saw
the president nt the white house to
ask him to Mijnwirt the Ilristow,Mon
dell amendment, which comes to it
vote in the house January 12.
Tho president told the women that
he much admired their skill and ten
acity in their campaign.
"I have a lifelong conviction that
this should be done state by stale,"
said tho president. "I would take the
same position on n iioslion affecting
men'tf suffrage. I would be desert
ing my deepest constitutional conviu
tious if I changed my position ou the
"My views on this (iiestion do not
represent any antagonism to the
VAUDEVILLE ACT AT THE
STAR THEATER TONIGHT
In addition to a splendid solectlon
of SHont Dramas and comedies the
Star theater, will havo a nuinbor of
local celebrities on tho program to
night and tomorrow night. Among
tho number will bo Miss Jono Flynn,
a well known violinist, Mr. Earl Bon
ner, a barltono of note, Mr. Jack
Hurry, well known its a successful
comedian, and Mr. Cousin Mittlebor
ger, who was ono ot the, big hits ot
tho famous Itoso Show.
The movies will bo of special Inter
est, there being a feature, Lola the
Rat, with Mr. Maurice Costello, ono
ot Broncho BlUIo's world famous
The Grate Inipceryl Blrkus, and a big
Lubin feature "On Suspicion."
This is without any doubt tho best
bill ever presented at this popular
little play houso and Is advertised as
a dollar show for a dime.
Smoke IIome-Mado Cigars.
Governor Johnson, Mt. Pitt nnd La
Vista nro tho best,
TAKE OFFICE OATHS
TAKE THE ROOF
OFF ROCK ISLAND
CHICAGO. Jan. G. A juomlsu to
"take tho roof off tho Rock Island
railroad system and glvo nil a peek
nt what Is tho'malter with It," was
made here today nt tho Wvstorn Rail
way Wago arbitration proceedings.
Tho promise was mnde by Warren 8.
Stone, representing' tho Urothorhood
ot I.ocomotlvo Engineers, In the
course of tho testimony of W, J,
Lnuck, a statistician.
Inick continued the recital begun
yesterday of tables designed to show
that tho productive efficiency ot rail
road engineers and firemen has In
creased whllo their earnings show an
nutunl decrease. James M. Sheehan,
attorney for tho railroads, pointed out
that apparently tho tnblo analysing
the Rock Island road showed that tho
productive efficiency of tho engine
men had decreased. LaUck said that
it might be duo to tho Rock Island's
bookkeeping, to Improper financing,
to poor roadbed, or to a variety of
"Suppose we take tho roof off tho
Rock Island system nnd nil take a
peek at what Is tho matter with It,"
suggested Mr. Stone.
"All right," responded Iiuck.
"Wo will do It later," concluded
SMALL POX RAGES
AT VERA CRUZ
WASHINGTON', Jan. 0 Illaek
smallpox has broken out at Vera Cmr.
and the tropical town is in the throes
of nn epidemic, American Consul
Canada today reported to the state
Curloads of dead and wounded
from the battle of Piiebln wero be
ing brought in today. The consul's
only, information from Onrrnn.n
sources was that Villa-Zapata troops
had ce defeated heavily.
Hear-Admiral Howard. , command
ing the American Mpiudrou on the
west coast of Mexico, toilnv reported
conditions fuvl'rahlo nt, San lilas,
where he bad been instructed, to pro
tect u German colony at the reouest
of the German embassy here. He has
withdrawn the gunboat Annapolis to
Mnnzniiillo, but ordered the cruiser
Itulcigli to stand off San Illns. Tho
town is iu the possession of the Villa
forces, who have been joined by the
HIGH SCHOOL NOTES
Loiters won by tho members ot tho
high school football team will bo dis
tributed Thursday morning. Prof.
Bowman, Coach Mooro and President
Earl Hubbard, will glvo short talks.
Tho high school orchestra for the
second Homester la under process of
Tho first semester will closo Jan
Mario Elfert has returned to school
after visiting friends In tho north.
Tho manual training department
and the sowing department are work
ing on exhibits to be dlsplajed at tho
San Francisco fair.
Tho examinations for tho first so'
mester will take place on January 21-
An Increase of about .10 or 10 In
attendance Is expected for the next
Tho gnmo between tho Grants Pass
high and the local high school basket
ball team will be ono of the best ovor
seen on tho local floor. Both teams
are strong and It will ho worth your
whllo t seo this gamo.
Tho second debato of tho season
will bo staged at tho high school on
January 12, Tho subject will bo an
A wKite diagonal
The leading men's wear stores
have Ide Silver Collars or can get
them for you butif you have the
8iignre& oouier, write us lor a list
ox our aeaiers nearest you.
eta. i. ioi i co.; kkbtt, nor, n. r.
I,.'.1 ti i,, tux-iais
CHICAGO, Jan. C Suiuninnsos
iro Issued today for owners of tho
It! clubs In tho Nntlonnl and Amorl
cun Leagues and utombnrn of tlVo Na
tional rtnsel'all Coitnulttalnn 16 appear
before Judge K. M, Uindls ot tho
United Slntes district court hero Jan.,
uary 30, tiio dote set for hearing of
thn InJuctton sought by the Federal
league In Us bill filed' yesterday,
charging that organised baseball was
operating lu'vlolntldn ot the Sherman
The Injunction asked seeks to re
strain tho St defendants nnmed in
tho bill as constituting the "baseball
trust," from tampering with players
now under Federal League contract
nnd from Interfering In any manner
with the operations of tho Icqguo.
Jnmcs A. Gllmoro, president of tho
Fedrnl League, In n statement today
said that the suit would wlpo out tho
smaller cases now pending between
the Federals and organized baseball
and determine. In one action, all dif
ferences now existing between the
NEW YORK, Jan. 0 Charles Va.
ter, an attorney of Toronto, Canada,
announced today upon returning to
New York from England aboard tho
steamship Mlnnejiaha that 43 Gor
mnn spies had been nrrestod among
tho Canadian contingent ot troops
which sailed to England last full.
Mr. Walter says that all the men
SALTS IE RNNIIffl
Drink lots of water and stop tattaf
nt for while if your Bladder
When you wake up with buekaeha and
(lull rnlncry In the kUnev region-it frtn
rally means you huo been eating too
much meat, aya a well-known authority,
Meat forma uric acid which overwork!
the kidneys In their cirort to Alter It
from the blood and they become sort of
paralyzed and lojgy. When jour kidney
get sluggish and clog ynu'muit relier
theoi, like you reliora your bowr.Uj re
moving all tho body's urinous waiU,
elie you hare backache, sick headache,
diizy spells; your stomach sours, tongue
li coated, and when the weather la bad
you have rheumatic twlngei. The urine
U cloudy, full of sediment, channels often
get sore, water acalda and you are obliged
to seek relief two or three time during
Either consult a good, reliable physi
cian at once or gel from your phsrmactit
about four ounce of Jad KItt take
n tatdcapoonful in a glaa ot water
before breakfast for a few days and your
kidney villi then act fine. This famous
salt ia mails from the acid of grape
and lemon Juice, combined with llthU,
nd baa been umv! for generation to
clean and itlmulnto sluggish kidney ,
alio to neutrallui 'acids la the urine so It
no longer Irritate,, thu ending bladder
Jad Baits is a, 'life saver for regular
meat eater. It Is Inespfoajve, cannot
injure ami makes a delightful, effer
retcent llthla-water drink.
Matinee and Evening
A scorching arraignment of modern
society. An expose of their frlv&H
ties and dissipations by one of Eng
land's greatest playwrights,
Featuring that Great Actor, ''
With Claire Whitney and 'Stuart
Holmes and others, in '
No change 1n,admssloii
mi .mi il .
enlisted in Canada, Otto of tho CI,
according to Walter, woh killed by tho
memhnrn of tho company Iu which hn
had enlisted when tho charge was
made that ho was a Gorman spy, Tho
troopers sot upon tho man nnd killed
Medford's Lending Theater
p A GOLD SEAL
THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S
I In Two Parts
Foaturing Graco Ounard and Francia Ford
That Wonderful Thrilling Foaturo
THE MASTER KEY
With Robert Leonard and Ella Hall
Cleo Madison and George Larkin
These two groat stars, who made such a wonderful
success in "The Trey o' Hearts," appoar in a romark-
THE ADVENTURES OF THE
TWO GOOD COMEDIES
Musical Program by
The Page Theatre Orchestra
This Splendid Program Two Nights Only
Admission 5c, 10c, 15c Doors Opon 7 o'Olock
SPECIAL NOTICE-For thoso two nights, tho first
100 adults at box-offico window will rocoivo a froo
ticket to this show.
, WKIlXCHUAY AMI TIU'HSHAY
Two Kcol Ilronrho. Ailvitnturcs of Hhorty Morion
FOR THE SAKE OF KATE .
Two Itool Hcllitnco.
sci:m; or ins ciumi;-- Comoiiy.
hack win a nuiiHv-Koinic.
TlmtilHHiM'r'ft J rent t t riintopluy
Knch npUoilo coniplotf. All slur cast of 1000, anil .1000 srcucM,
headed by Mnrnuorlto Snow as "Xuilorn" tho Ctrl Potocttvo In l.oo.
Hcloncii. mysticism ami ailvvnturo by llnrolil Mcdralh nnd Daulul
When You Want Amusement That Entertains
A program of merit. Progressive Motion Pictures.
Advanced Vaudeville of Quality
We Are Strong For Medford Talent
SHOWS STARTING 6:45 AND 8:45 P. M.
Lola The Rat
With MAURICE COSTELLO
Broncho Billy's Scheme
Mr. Earl Bonner
Medford's Silver Toned Baritono
Ten Minutes, of Golden Dreams
Mr. Jack Barry
Our Own One Real (Not Reel) Comedian
A, Lubln Masterpiece
A'A .' .
Miss lone Flynn
A Little Lady You All Know
Mr. Cousin Mittleberger
With a Million Dollar Reputation
The Grate Impeeryl Sirkus
A DOLLAR SHOW FOR A DIME
him liofom officers could pievout It,
Tho other -111 alleged hpIom, accord
ing (o Walter, had been Incltud up.
What was done with thoiu afterward
ho did not know,
v. Evenings, 7 o'clock