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Offlclnl Vftpcr of .tttrkhon County.
Knterftl lot Hfcoiul-rlnim innttor nt
Mnlfonl, Oregon, under tho net of March
THE ROGUE RIVER FISH SILLS
T1110 Koguo vivor is tho most bountiful of tho ninny
lipiiuHfnl rivoi-s nf Orniwii. Fiulm tnilhir sides, ho-
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Subscrlbora falling to recolrd
papers promptly, phono Clrcu-
4 lntlon Mnnagor at 2C0U.
Thursday, January 2S, tho Mcdford
V. C. T. U. entertained Jackson
county's organization In tho M. K.
churcli. Tho morning session was
dovotcd to business. Tho superin
tendent for tho different depart
ments wcro appointed and Mrs. Qraco
Holmes elected as vice-president.
A night letter wan sent to Hopre-
HonlattTo Towne urging her to vote
no on Mil 132; also a letter wna sent
to our congressman and senators at
Washington, protesting against tho
amendment of tho post office appro
priation bill and anr measuro that
would curtail tho freedom of the
A committee was appointed to look
up tho bill before the house pertain
ing to tho shipping of fire arms to
At noon a good chicken dinner was
served to the. delegates and visitors,
ifty wcro present
Tho afternoon session was called
to. ordqr by the president, Mrs. Lydla
Howell. After tho devotional, the
different uniona told of the work
they had dono and they help they
have had through the press and
Christian Cltienship was ably
handled 1y Attorney If. Canaday,
who mado tho appeal, to mothers to
train their children for the right kind
of cltlenu, and whorover.thoy may be
they will remember their mother's
teaching. Mrs. A, Walker gave n
reading, "Only 10 cents for a Glass,
hut It That All?",
Mr. Hawklna spoko on "After the
Passing of tho Poor Man's Club, then
Whnt?" A very llvoly discussion fol
lowed. MIsb Urona Roberts gavo a
piano solo which was very beautiful.
Mrs. C-rcnby and Miss Bratncy
sang a duet.
Mr. K. W. Mears gavo a talk on
"Practical Politics." urging a world
wide, then nation wide view, thereby
wo can adapt local conditions accord
ingly. Our conception of politics Is
of bomcthlng dirty, grafty and unfit
to speak of, whereas It U not, but Is
an investigation of wiiat l.i for indi
viduals, and practical politics is put
ting tho results of that investigation
Jplp use, and as newly enfranchised
citizens we should try and grasp this
velw-polnt and use It in a practical
way. The Misses Myrtlo and May
Meadows sang a duut which was en
Joyed very much. Among the out of
town delogntes were Mrs, P. Ashcroft,
II. P. Holmes, Stoner, Woods and
Sehobel of Ashland, Mrs. Vogoli,
Wplfemott and Snider of Tnlent, Mra.
Moore, Btanclirfe. Peck, Ilarnum, and
Martin of Phoenix.
twoen t'ir-fnmrotl hills, vordnro-olnd vnlloys niul vook-
ribbotl prooipioos, nn ovorgrnwn nionntnin brook, swirling
mid tnrbnlent nt its narrows, swift and shallow ovor
gravel bars, eddying in and out of occasional placid pools,
it races and tumbles madly to tho sea.
Save near Us month, the ftogno vivor is in no sense a
commercial fishing stream. To open it throughout to
commercial fishing means tho speedy extermination of tho
fish for the benefit of a few fishermen, mostly non-residents,
who, with nets drifting from bank to bank, clean
tho stream of fish, although the salmon taken are inferior
because of their long sojourn in fresh water.
Tho ftogue river is the finest angling stream in the
world an asset as a tourist attraction and the great recre
ation ground of the people of southern Oregon, who em
phatically protest the reopening of their river closed in
Jackson county for the past ten years. Senate bill 27 opens
tho stream to its source it should be defeated.
Tho people of Jackson county have to fight a biennial
battle to protect the fish in "Rogue river. Failing to secure
justice from the legislature of 1909, they appealed to the
people of Oregon and an initiative bill closing the Rogue
to commercial fishing was passed by a majority of 1(5,000
in 1910. Bills to reopen wore vetoed by tho governor in
1911 and 19151, but the present law, permitting a two
months' open season for a teu-milo strip at Grants Pass,
oiio hundred miles from the mouth, passed over the gover
nor's veto and the expressed will of the people of Oregon
The people of Jackson county have no quarrel with the
legitimate fishing industry at the mouth of the river,
which, with its large investment, is a commercial asset to
the state. They only ask that protection bo accorded
above the Illinois l'iver, twenty-seven miles from the
mouth a protection given all other small streams in the
state, a protection as essential for the. preservation of the
fish for commercial purposes as for angling.
Senate bill 2G opens the river to its source. It should
Senate bill 102 closes the river above the mouth of the
Illinois. It should be passed.
The legislature is again asked for a square deal for the
fish of Rogue river.
RAID ON OSIEND
LONDON. Jan. !10. Wholes ad
vices from Ilerlln bring a report that
of seven KuplIMt noroplnnea which
luvvo hoinbnrili;d Osteml and ebrug
KC three- failed to return. It Is
slated that throe mnchlnOH wore sur
rounded hy German nlr craft and cap
sired Into the open sea.
THE COMPENSATION LAW
LONDON, Jan. 30. Tho Paris
correspondent of neuter's Tolegrum
coinpuuy telegraphs that he learns
that tho Russians havo routed tho
Turkish troops In Persia and havo
entered Tabriz, capital of tho pro
vlnco of Azerbaijan, which the Turks
occupied early In January.
PARIS. Jan. 30'. Turkish forcos
havo suffered a fresh defeat in Por
tia, following those Inflicted upon
t)ieu, ntjrth of Erzermn, according to
dUjiatc!oa received by the Matin.
'Tho Turkish 'right tying, which in
vaded Azerbaijan, tho dispatches say
wa routed by, tho Rnwlaus who have
returned to Tabflz, Tho Turka aro
wild to bo retreating toward Maragna,
(9 miles boilth of Tabriz.
A STRENUOUS effort is being made at the legislature
t to repeal the Oregon compensation law and substi
tute the Michigan law in its stead.
The Oregon compensation law is one of Hie people's
laws. It passed, the legislature with but three dissenting
votes. It was indorsed by a popular majority of 10,000 at
the referendum election.
The opposition comes from two sources the ambulance-chasing
lawyers and tle eastern and foreign casu
alty companies, whose graft it interferes with.
The compensation law is not compulsory only those
concerns who wish it are under it. Its funds arc invested
in Oregon securities the money stays here instead of
being sent away to stay away. Two new high schools at
Amity and Rainier were built with proceeds derived from
the sale of bonds, with accjdont funds, when it was impos
sible to secure outside loans.
Before the lnw went into effect it was impossible for
n workman to secure damages without a lawsuit with the
casualty company, with the result that the lawyer got
half of the money secured. Frequently the casualty com
pany or the employer, retaining able counsel, secured im
munity upon technicalities, and the injured man or his
family got nothing.
The Michigan law permits the casualty insurance com
panies to carry the insurance at a profit, every dollar of
which comes from the injuries of the workers. Instead of
the state carrying the risk, it is farmed out to foreign cor
porations, who keep the money out of the state.
Casualty concerns, private interests, should not be per
mitted to come between employer and employe to reap a
harvest from human distress. Compensation for injuries
is best provided as a part of the government, not run for
profit, but for the public good,
Washington lias found state compensation a relief to
both employer and employe. So has Oregon. Special in
terests should not be permitted to emasculate the law.
Only those changes should be enacted which the commis
sion recommend as shown necessary by tho experience
of the past year.
Let us keep our money at home, giving tho workman
and employer both protection without a needless profit to
liability concerns and shark lawyers.
The above dispatch may Indicate a
new nrltloh nlr raid on tho UcIkIuii
coast towns. The Inst Urltlsh raid
reported In that direction occurred
nt ZccbrugRo January 22. Two
llrltlsh aviators took part In this at
tack and It was stated thnt th.Hr
bombs dnmnged n submarine and
killed or wounded tho crows of the
guns mounted on the mole. Tho Her
mans report of this raid :ill that no
damage was done, ,
I.OS AXOHLKS, rul., Jan. 30.
lleavy sen ridiiifr in on nn unusually
high tide Mvept owny half o tho
pleasure pier nt Venice today. Sev
eral coiicPfihiotiK, including a museum
nnd u btoic, went with it down into
A fifty-mile gale which mvept tho
southern coabt yesterday had dwin
dled to a twt'iity.four mile brcezo to
day, hut huge breakers htill swept the
Mrumta of every bench lefaort bo
tween Kiinhi Monica and Lon; ISoncli.
At Del Hey boverul houses were
washed out to sen, while, hovcral
lengths of hulkhuds at Long Bench
went into the sea. Several persons
had narrow escapes nt vaiioith points,
hut no casualties have been reported.
Damages have been variously esti
muted at from .fj0,000 to $100,000.
STOLEN IN GOTHAM
NKW YOI1K, Jan. 30. Between
$40,000 nnd .f50,000 worth of dia
mond!, were stolen today from tho
pawnshop of Adolph Stern, on tho
upper cast side, by four men, who
drove up to the Mora in nn automo
bile, held tip Iho three clutks with
revolvers, bound and sagged them.
threw the jewels into three fiilit eases
and escaped in the cur.
A water grade highway up Hood
river Is being planned.
SAI.KM, Or.. .Inn. 30. KfforU to
break in upon the integrity of the di
rect primnry precipitated a denoue
ment in the hon that resulted' in a
demand for n call of the lumen to re
trieve thoie who had fled to escape
a roll call. The Mtuutum nroe when
II. 11. ID. introduced bv fonrad I'.J
OKim of Multnomah eamc up for final
passage. This bill pi eposes to abol
ish iho system of circulating petitions
of candidates' and to substitute in its
place n svstcin when by n candidate
may dcKs!t a stipulated Ice with the
secretary of state or county clerk
and find place upon the primary bal
Mis Marian II. Towne of .Jackson
county led the fiht in oppo-itlon. In
a thrilling perch before the men
member she declared the hill un-
American ju undemocratic nnd un
attack upon the primary that .-houlil
be countenanced by no legi-dntnr.
"If it is right to impose fee at all,
it is right to' fix the fee-," she said.
"The next legislature mav amend it
by fixing the fees o that it will he
impossible for young and munitions
attorneys nnd otheiv to become enn
didales at all."
BY CZAR'S ARMY
I'WTUOOUAI), Jan. HO Successes
by the Itusslans In tho vicinity of Tn
brln, l'ersln, Is Indicated In tho offi
cial communication by tho general
Rtaff of the army on tho Caucasus to.
day. The stntcment says:
"In the valey of Alnihkort we eamo
In contact with the ncmy and after a
Btubborn battle captured tbolr colorH,
guiiH and military mippllcs, Tho
enemy himself retired toward Tabrlx,
abandoning on the battle field tunny
hundreds of kilted."
Spnnktng of other fighting In tho
Caucasus tho statemont suys:
''In the region around TchoroUh,
south of (latum, n column of troops
Mctl ford's Lcntllnn Theater
That Great Photo Play
Mr. Frrnum in the leading role help
ed make "The Spoilers" famous. Most
critics consider him at his best In
This Is a strong, intensely Interest
ing moving picture.
Admission's-1 0-1 5c
of tho onomy wcro repulsed In tho
village or llaitrhklol, They tctrcntcd
"On the front nenr Hurl Kninysh
thuro has been no Impoitaut change.
On Jniuinry 28 tho Turkish artillery
cannonaded energetically n part or
our front but with no success."
.XA.NW, Kruuce, .Inn. fill. -Tlio
mayor of n large town-hip in the i
ciiiily of N'ancv has been suspendctl
from office for a forlnlghl for shoot
ing at u (let man uciophuic its it was
fl,itlg titer lii town.
'.'hi, Inking this measuro Iho higher
unjlioritiq pi' Naitcy held that a civ
ilian hud lit) right to net us a com
bataiil, it h so doing he only
brotti;hi upon the liciult of the civil
nut population scncic icitn-al"."
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Man From the East
The Bend Sinister
Out of the Past
Cupid Backs the
Performances Start Promptly at
2:15, 4:15, 7:00 and 8:45 p. m.
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The Hccrct or tho llaiiutcd Hills
A Special Two Reel
A Lively Comedy
Six licit Ah-IiII n unit Ittc
HERE SUNDAY 0NLV
European War Pictures
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MEDFORD'S LEADING THEATRE
SUNDAY AND MONDAY
January 31st and February 1st
Afternoon and Evening
A WONDERFUL SPECTACLE
HISTORY OF THE
IN FIVE REELS OF MOTION PICTURES
A tremendously thrilling, vividly sensational and entirely authentic history of tho gigantic war now raging
in Europe. These marvelous motion pictures wore made on gruesomo European battlefields amid tho dismal
ruins of old-world cities; in the blood.running, fighting trenches by tho bold and intropid Selig camera men
in co-operation with the fearless and efficient Hearst newspaper correspondents.
Most Spectacular Motion Pictures Ever Produced
CJ:11'l:v.I.Five Reels of Exciting Battle Scenes Greatest History of the World's Biggest War
Remember the dates, Sunday, January 31st, Monday, February 1st
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SUNDAY Doors open 12:45, pictures start at 1 o'clook and run continually until midnight,
MONDAY Doors open 10:45 a. m., pictures start at 11 o'clock and run continually until midnight.
ADMISSION: Lower Floor, 26c; Balcony, 15c. Ohildron, 15c.
NOTE Patrons can come in at any time during the pictures and enjoy them, as it is not a conneotocl story.
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