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TIlTTSnAT. JANUARY 7.
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MEDFORD MAIL TRIBUNE
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Tho Democratic Tlmfs. Th Icilfont
Mnll, Tlia JlwUoiil Tribune. The Kouth
rrn ore conlnli, The .A Mi In ml Trllmnt.
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One monlli, l mnll .. ... .SO
l'or inonili, dothrrod liy cnrrlcr In
aicurnru, j'linoinx, jacititonvino
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Rnturrtny onl), tiy mnll, per jcixr
Wffkly, jifr yenr
WHAT'S IN A NAME?
Offlclnt Vnpor of tho City of Mottorri
Official I'liitor of .InekHon County.
Knl'irU H pt'Cnmt-elnM tnnttor nt
Mciirorri, Oregon, umlcr U16 net of Miiccli
Hwprn Cllculntlou for 1914, 258S.
full lrnoil Wlro AnsoclulM IVr ills
Subscribers fnlllDKto rccelvo
paHra promptly, phone Clrcu-
latlon Manager at 250U.
DR. ANDREWS OF
J)r. .1. Andrews of fnnknto.
Minn., n brother of Kd nml floor;: e
Andrews of Icilford, nml u Iichv.v in
ventor in Medfoid properly, wiites u
follows concerning (lie new charter to
Henry Humphrey of '2'2 Oencvn n ve
nue: 'I roitt'ivi'd mir letter, uNo paper
Villi n ropy of the proposed now
charter for the rity of Medford. To
really gin.' nn intelligent analysis of
the prepared ehniter one would lmvc
to make a pretty thoiouRli sludv of
it. I am just tettiun- reudv to go to
St. Paul to attend the lei'ialntivo ses
sions and am hnvin? roanv eallen
who are interested in new legisla
tion, and after nvin them time ami
nltrndiii" to mv repilnr business I
have hut little time left, ct I hove
looked your chnrter over with as
much care as I could give the sub
ject. I helievo yoit hnvo n good char
tor; 1 think it has many excellent
features. 1 would especially com
mend your plan of assessment for
jiuhlio improvements where tho prop
erty owners pay for the improve
ments. We have the same plan hen.'
and it works real "well. It linn en
couraged local improvements. We
find it fairly easy (o pave the streets
or muLo other local improvements.
"We have been under the eommin
sion form of government now nearly
seven e;irb, and c like the plan
very much. It is costing le, to run
our city than it did under the old
charter, and wo realize a great deal
more for the money wo iend. We
know where to p)ucc the reponnibil
ily "I believe ou will do well to
adopt your popoed chatter practi
cally lis it i. I think it will .crve
your city in n way that should lie
At a mectlnK of thq Sevonth com
pany last night, Curl Y. Tenwald
was ralHcil from n private to first
duty ureant. Tengwuld was reduc
od to tho ranks last year. Other ap
Recommendations for the follow
tup appointments and promotions
Jmvo been made:
Klrwt Duty Horficunt Hal h. Oon
rad promptod to first terscant, vice
Clarcnco h, Uoyd.
J'llvnto O, J. Mooro promoted to
uuprter master sergeant, vlco Hobt.
Private Carl Y. Tougwajd piomot
d to first duty sergeant, leo Hal I-.
Fourth Duty Sergeant eldon I).
Hill promoted to second duty ser
Begin, vlco Ford W. Hills.
Corporal Jay I. Corp prompted to
third duty sergeant, vKo I'aul W,
Corporal H9aco ! Hromloy pro
moted to fourth duty sergeant, vice
Holilon I), 1III, piomotcd.
Corporal Owln C. Tryer promoted
to flist porporal, vice Gcorgo M. Les
lie, Corporal I.ylo Purdln pjomoted to
jiocpntj corporal, vlco Jay I. Ooro,
Musician James Yanco promoted to
lltlrd cojporal, vice Ralph H, Nojrls.
ApoutUMitB from the ranks to
fill vacancies existing lu tho.poslllona
of fourth. Witt and sixth corporis
will bo withheld until a lator dato.
(Sjguod) A. J, VAKCB,
Captain C, A. 0.. 0. K, Q,
Smok Homc-Mndo Cigars,
Governor Johnson, Ml. Pitt and Ta
VWR.'aru tho boat,
T1IEK10 is nothing in tho nnivoiso that stands still.
IOvorylhint; oithor )rogi,ossos or rotjrogrnilos, oithor
goes l'oj'ward or barlcwuril. When growtii ooasos, decay
rivilization is tlio triumph of human progress, as lmr
barism is tho triumph of human reaction. Vhon action
succoods reaction, humanity advances. When reaction
triumphs, part of the progress gained is lost.
A subscriber in a long-winded effusion pleading for a
continuation of reaction, objects to tho name Standstill
Ticket given to tho reactionary candidates. Ho is right.
It should bo called the "Going Backward Ticket," with
"Back to tho Village T)ays" as a campaign1 slogan, lie
suggests the name. "Homo-Owners' Ticket." To christen
it the "landlord Ticket" or tho "Rent Hog Ticket " would
bo much more appropriate.
"Hut what's In a nam?? Hath our Shakespeare not snld:
"That a rose that Is orang or pea green or red
"Is Just as exquisite and delicate, too,
"As n rose that Is purple or yellow or blue."
A knocker, like a rose, will smell as sweet by any other
name, swing his hammer just as hard, and his dismal
croaks are just as disastrous to tho community.
Owning property alone is not sufficient qualification
for office not oven if that property bo an antiquated
brick block. Collecting exorbitant, rentals, all the traffic
will boar, is scarcely the kind of business foresight needed
to upbuild Alodford and develop the valley.
The city needs business men, not knockers, to manage
it at this critical period and restore it to its former pros
perity. Those who have proven repeatedly in the. past
that they are totally lacking in public spirit, whoso only
visible occupation, outside of collecting rentals, is publicly
decrying their homo community like unclean birds, be
fouling their own nests are scared v the material from
which to select the broad-visioned community upbuilders
the situation calls for.
The city needs men who are unselfish enough to make
personal sacrifices for its material interests men who
devote time and energy and money to the upbuilding of
tho country men like those who are making the sugar
beet campaign, who made tho Crater Jako road and our
Pacific highway campaigns, who made the irrigation cam
paign and who must bo looked to tor iuturc industrial
and commercial projects. This is the typo Medford should
select its officials from.
Medford cannot stand still. It will cither go forward
or go backward, and it is up to tho voters to help make it
go forward by electing progressive citizens to office. '
Cities are built by optimists not pessimists. .
THE TURNING POINT
CONTRACT LET FOR
WASniXUTO.V, I). C , Jan. 7. -The
troasur department today ptaetlcally
decided to award the contract for
the construction of the public build
lug at Mcdford to the Sound Con
struction company of Seattle, that
firm being the lowest ttldder. The
supervising architect today announc
ed his approval of tho use of 1'lonoer
stone In the .Medford building.
The department has not jet deter
mined on the material to be used lu
the bulldtm; at Tim Dalles. It. W
Raymond, manager of the Oregon
Manufacturers nssoclnttou, who Is
hero endenwirluy to Induce tho de
partment to direct tho use of Pioneer
stone In both Oregon buildings, sajs
that front conferences he has hail
with the supervising atchltect he
thinks Otegou stone will bo used at
The Hallos as well as at Modfoid. and
at his suggestion the department sus
pended tho awarding of Tho Dalles
contract pending negotiations now
To the Kiliinr:
lteing a suliMriher to our paper
for M'U'tnl ear'. and a taxpayer of
the second wtird, permit me to ay a
few words regarding the candidates
nominated on what oti -ce fit to dub
"the stuniKtill ticket."
When this ticket mi. being talked
up for the benefit of the lavpaycis
in the second wind and the city in
general, it was sn,.estcd that they
permit jou nud your hoard of ad
visers to name the men who should
run for the different oftyes, hut all
parties interested in making the nom
inations being "residents of the citx,"
and alo tuiycrs insisted on nam
ing the candidates, and I understand
they nlso insist upon "naming the
child," now tlml it is horn, nud thai
they intend to name it the home
owners' ticket. Their ii'iimuis for
giving it this simple though cr up
propriutc name i- Hint the men who
are running for the dilfcrent offices
nt the earnest solicitation of a great
many of the ta.pn.vcis of the city
are these. They nre owners of real
estate in this city, and that is some
thing that cannot he packed up and
shipped away when taxes get so hih
that their' propel t" will not bring in
come enough to pnv the taxe on
same. I have only it passing ac
quaintance mi Mr. Amy, who is run
ning for councilman in our wind, hut
from cloe inquiry I find thut the
worst charge that can hi brought
against hint is that he ha been seen
on our streets smoking an nnlinnry
pipe, hut this no doubt can bti regu
lated in case the new charter car
ries, which no doubt it will, as I no
ticed in the Mad Tribune omc dav
TI1E city election is important; the charter is impor
tant, but most important of all is the proposed beet
The securing of this factory Yvill mark the turning
point in the history of the valley. The large expenditure
it entails, the new life and stimulation to industry unci en
terprise it brings, the additional labor it employs, will act
like a tonic on the life of the community.
The value of tho beet sugar factory to any region is
well recognized. Eugene and Salem are both raising $150,
000 bonus, besides the required acreage to secure one.
Afore favorable natural conditions exist in the Rogue Ttfverj ago that if i-joo voters registered" it
vallev, lienco onlv acreage is required.
Onlr a short time remains to secure tlie desired acre
age of sugar beets. Less than a third of it has so far been
signed up. If wo neglect this golden opportunity we may
never secure as favorable a ono. "When next sugar beets
are talked there wilrbo the usual bonus demanded.
!Much of the land in the valley will grow beets without
irrigation. The factory's expert is here to tell you whether
your land will or not. fiend in your name, or if in the city,
sign up acreage for inspection.
Tho Mail Tribune will transmit to tho experts any re
quests for soil examination and turn over any applications
for acreage received.
SAME OLD POLICY
THE PORTLAND JOURNAL has secured the services
of Governor West to write upon legislative acts dur
ing the coming session. .In doing this, the paper has ren
dered a real service to the suite, as the various "jobs" the
Oregonian machine will attempt to pull off will be thor
The Journal, alone of Portland dailies, is friendly to
other parts of the state besides the metropolis. Tt always
has been friendly to southern Oregon and has materially
assisted the progress of this section in many ways, while
the Oregonian has fought it, as it fought the normal school
and Crater Lake road.
Despite the fact that Jackson county spent half a mil
lion dollars in building the Pacific highway iind leads the
state in paved roads, the Portland Oregoiiian's elaborate
Now Year's animal failed to mention tho fact and contains
no cut of the highway. The Journal, on the contrary, in
Sunday's issue contains a full page of photographs in color
of Jackson county's progress in road .building.
This same difference marks the two papers in their
treatment of this region. Why anyone in Jackson county
should take the Oregonian is a mystery.
BILL 10 RESIORE
WASHINGTON, Jan. 7. Senator
O. )). C'haiuhcihiiu has iutioduecd the
following bill, which wn lead iwiije
and lcfencd to the committee on mil
itary of fahs;
'A bill for the appointment of
William Sooy Sinilli, late n bijgndior
ueiuial of United Slated voluptteib,
to the rank of brigadier general on
tho retired list of the United Stales
"He it enacted by tho senate nud
house of representatives of tho Hutt
ed Sliites of America, in congieK as
sembled, that the president he, aud lit
is heiehy authoried, by and with the
iidviee and ciin.scnt of the senate, (o
appoint WilHum fiooy-Rinilb, late a
biigadicr geneiaj of United fitutc
volunteers, to he biigadier geiieial
on tho iciiied list, United States
n uny, as of tu dato of the uppioval
of this uot."
was sine to cnrr.x, and as the number
is cnnHideiahly iihntp thut figure, we
will take it for granted that you, us
usual, nre right.
Mr. Kmerick, the. nominee for,
mnyor, I have known for several
years, hnlh as a citireu ami as a
member of the citv council, and while
I am willing to ndinit I lint he has per
haps niade some mistakes in his car
eer as n Diiblic servant, csoeciallv
wnile Medford wns doing such a big
business on the instulliiicnt plan, I lay
it more to the companv ho was in
iimu i no to ins lunuilily to sec
things hk ihcv really arc.
His stand for the vcar jusl pafs.
ing Hiiiely nn.Nnno who helps to pav
the taxes cannot help hut admire, and
the council ns a bodv have done mnny
things in tho wav of cutting out un
necessary expenses that is cerfainlv
a credit lo them. The only criti
cism that could be mndn is that tlicv
haven't gone far enough with the
Sen Yourself us Otlicis Sco You
IlKFtNAlii) C, CQOIC
Medford In Life
IX TWO SKRIKH
On tho Serpen at tho
in addition to
5000 feet of Moving Pictures
.MONDAY A.YD TUKSDAV
JAN. II mid J 12
Our camera men aro busy taking
theso Interesting views of tho Indus
tiles, Streets, Shoppers, Schools,
Account of weather conditions these
series of local pictures havo been
postponed fiom Friday, Jan. 3th, un
MOX. Tli:s. .Ian. If.lli
ADMISSION .5, JO 1.1 t'HNTS
John AV Perl
M, UAK1XMTT ,
PbOBM M, it mu4 47-J1
4mblMM SmtI Patnrtf CtoHWr
good woik. However, Ibis is no
doubt duo to the fact Hint any change
they make, or contemplate, is iiniue.
dlaiely met with u timdo of nlUM'
flout the Medford Mail Tiibiiuc.
The candidate iitnulug fur v the
council in the first wind I have never
met, but the present councilman from
that wind, when infonued who was
nominated, made the statement that
in his judgment he would he a very
good man, Indeed, for the place, and
cslalc Hint could not be hoved up nml
shipped away if Medfoid gets tljiug
too liiuh again, sho.ild recommend
him to the tent tapa,veis of his
Now, as for the statement in the
Mail Tiibuue of icceut date, that Mr,
I'ottiugei vmih running for council
man in the thiid wind, pciiuit mc to
?av that he never for one moment
considered such a thing. Tlml vus
just u ,,lion," gotten up by some un
scrupulous person (of course, no one
could guess who) lu. enirv the Im
pression that he, being a pailner with
Mr. Amy in large icul estate hold
ings, wanted nlso to he ou the coun
cil. The man, however, who is tun
ning, Mr. Schcruieihoiu, is uuothei
of those hated uwneis of ical cslate
A man who has fifith enough in Med
ford to put his hanl-cinned cash in
such things ns good buck business
blocks, another thing that can't be
boxed up nud shipped away, if Med
ford hits the hgih places ngain.
Now, I want to ask the real estate
owners of Medford, the tines that
have to sta,, the ones that own their
homes bete, if they can see uii.v thing
wrong in nominating and electing
such men ns nre on this icnctionnty
standstill ticket I Thev nte nil men
whit have lived in the state long
enough to have at lcas gnined n les
idence here before the people n-k
them to he their icptccnlntivcs, and
"that's going some."
dust a woid on the new charter.
When a hoy, my teacher nlwa.vs told
me if I had a difficult piohlem to
solve to "stick lo it" until 1 solved
it, then I would understand it. nud i
mil taking the same plan ou the new
chatter, and for thut reason, have
not attended anv of the explanatory
meetings. I line rend it several
times and fail to find nn.v thing so
really good that it wonh! not keep
until another election aud give the
people the same chance lo study it
thut the commission had in getting
it up. If, however, there is some,
thing so -grand that it will uot keep,
could not, in jour opinion, the conn
cil prepare and pass an ordinance
covering these points
One point in particular that is
I uxling me is this: Whv should not
the city manager be one, elector of
Medford as well ns all other oft teersf
And, better still, why should they not
all be tnxpaycrs as well
Can it be possible that it is gotten
up in that way so as to make Mr.
Hen Sheldon the city iniinager' He
seems so very anxious aud active in
its support, nud not being A resident
of the citv, leads mnny to wonder.
Well, I wonder, too. Would a cat
drink sweet inilkY
Another thing, Mr. Putnam, if you
nil- so nnxions to see the new i bar
ter curry, why is it we do uot find
your mime on the list of registered
volcrs or is it possible that yon,
too, nio a nonresident ol Medford
and nre supporting this new churtci
lor the benefit you will or mav gel
out of it in tho uny of punting, ns
I see they have been very generous
indeed in that line.
If thole me any taxpayers who do
uot uiiderstnnd why the voters of
Medfoid should want some nt our
heaviest real estate owners lo acl us
numbers of the city council, ihc cojn.
mittce will ho glnd to meet them at
any time and any place between here
Matinee and Evening
A scorching arraignment of modern
society. An expose of their frivoli
ties and dissipations by one of Eng
land's greatest playwrights,
Featuring that Great Actor,
Willi Claire Whitney and Stuart
Holmes and others, In
No change In admission
SATURDAY .ONLY i
and Iho promised land, and cvphiitt
nn.v thing that Is so dlllicull as lo
need mi evplannlioii, hut we hope it
is so simple thut even u child eiiu
leniu llutl Mr, Sheldon has recently
heroine a resident, temporal Ily, at
leiisl, of Meilfoid,
(Incidentally, Mi. Sheldon has been
a resident ol Medfoid for seven
Plain things for the plain people veins, and has icpeiilcdiv staled in
I). MltADId'A. public that he would not ueeepi tho
P. S. Since will lug the above I 'position of nlv inaiiutier. -Hdltor.)
WICDNIXDAY AND Till IISDAY
Two Heel llruiKho, dvcntuics of Shorty Holies
FOR THE SAKE OF KATE
Two Heel Reliance.
TIII5 lU'U'USAMJ.s Majestic,
sci:m: op his cki.mi: comedy.
it.n: lint a ititiiii: Komic
iiKiti: niiDAv.SATt ttiv--".pimit."
TlmubouscrV (ticnlcst I'liotoplny
Kuril episode complete All star cast of UHIO, and .1U0O scene,
headed b) Maiguetlte Snow as .udoru" the tllil Detective lu l.ovo.
Science, iiivstlclmu and adventure b Untold .Mcllrath and Daniel
Cat sou Ooodmuu
Evenings, 7 o'clock
Medford's Leading Theater
A GOLD SEAL
THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S
111 fTwo Parts
Featuring Grace Cunnrd nnd Francis Ford
That Wondorful Thrilling Foaturo
THE MASTER KEY
With Robort Leonard and Ella Hall
Cleo Madison and George Larkin
These two groat stars, who mado such a wondorful
success in "Tho Troy o' Hearts," apponr in a remark-
THE ADVENTURES OF THE
NIMBLE DOLLAR -
TWO GOOD COMEDIES
Musical Program by
The Page Theatre Orchestra
This Splondid Program Two Nights Only
Admission 5c, 10c, 15c Doors Opon 7 o'clock
SPECIAL NOTICE - For theso two nights, tho first
100 adults at box-offico window will receive a free
ticket to this show.
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 C0STELL0
Broncho Billy's Scheme
Mr. Earl Bonner
Medford' Silver Toned Barjtpno
Ten Minutes of Golden Dreams
Mr. Jack Barry
Our Own One Real (Not Reel) Comedian
A Luhln Masterpiece , " ,
? On Suspicion
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