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MEDFORD MAIL T1OTUNE. Jib-DFOl-D, 6.FaO& TUESDAY, MAttOtl 9. 1015.
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TMJMm4rntlc Times, Thn' KtMford
Mull. Tin Mcdford Tribune, Tho South'
wn Oreeonlan, Tlis Ashland Tribune.
vna nui u -int
One month, by mall-
rer montn, uenvcrra oy enrner in
Aieuioru, j-nocinx, jnccsonviut
and Central Point '
t only, by
g-turday only, by mall, pr year.
OfflojRl Paper at thn City of Medford
OrcielAl Paper of Jackson County.
Rntered bs e.wr&-clfts matter at
Medford, Oregon, under the act of March
PASSING OF THE TOLL ROAD
Sworn Circulation for 1114, 1588.
Full leased wlro Associated Press dts-pfttehefl.
Subscriber- failing to. receive
pwra promptlr, paona Circu-
latlon Manager at 2 5 OR.
f i R 4
"Probably you won't believe it, but
tho mail Tribune has accepted tho
latest thin I sent them."
'Wiftt was jt, a story?"
"No; n subscription."
Though you hwe cveryihinp; you lifco
and riches come to you,
You still may be unhappy, son; you'll
find that this is true:
But you enn fill jour days, ith joy;
get thii, it isn't salve,
Tho wny to, bo real happy is to like
tho ttIuiifT8 you have,
i Cincinnati Enquirer.
'Adapted to Jt
Ever hear of a man with the cold?
His landlady believes la feeding: a
cold, so she made him a big; German
pancako. "Try that,"- she Mid.
Soon after she went back to tho
room. "I see you have eaten it,"
ehe said on her return.
"Eaten It!" ho shouted. "No; I'm
wearing; It on my chest." Judge.
"Undcrjivljal head shall I place
your wife's millinery account, Mr.
"Overhead charges, Smith." Phil
"Won't you be very, very happy
when your scntonee is ovcrT " cheer
fully asked a woman of a convict in
"I dunno, ma'am ;,I dunno," gioom-
ily answered tho man.
"You don't know?" asked tho wo
man, nmnrcd. "V)iy not?"
"I'm iu for life." Ladies' Home
AVilUi.K to riMue
An Iriblinmn in France had been
challenged to a duel. ,
"Sure," ho cried, "we'll fight with
"That won't do," cried Jiia second,
"an the challenged imrty you have
the right to choose the weapons, but
cihlvnlry demunds that you should de
cide upon a weapon with which
l'Yunchmen uro familiar."
"Is that so?" said tho generous
Irishmnii ; "then we'll fight it qtit with
An Even llreak
Jack' had just been thing by a net
tle, "Mother," he abkud thoughtfully,
"if a bee got on a nettle, would tho
beji sting the nettle or would the net
tle hting tho bee?"
f'JIuw jtro'ou going to vote, Joun
nette?" Jwjuired her friend Marie.
And tho other miss, nonplussed at
Henlicd: "Now lot mo see."
"I think I'll voto a sealskin coat,"
jJoani'tto went on to say,
"And n gow of red." Then the other
"Well, thut's a lovely way."
Kansas City Journal.
THE action of the county court in accepting the reason
able offer of tho owners by purchasing the Dollnrhido
toll road and thereby ending pending litigation should
meet with general approval. The price paid, $1000 for
twelvo miles of highway, is less than would have had to be
expended in defending the suits brought against the
county, even if no judgments were secured.
While there has always been popular clamor against
tho toll road, due to the fact that toll roads are an anach
ronism m this day and age, there is another sido to the
question. The owners of the road were pioneers, who in
vested their capital in it in territorial davs under a terri
torial charter, and for over half a century toince maintained
4ln ,,,.. ,,.i :.. 1 . . . ,,
uiu yijii,v m guwu repair a great convenience to tne
public, at no expense to the public except to those who
The toll road should have been purchased bv the county
years ago. That it was not purchased is due to the fact
that county officials always dodged the expense of pur
chase and maintenance, and left the maintenance to be paid
for by the few who utilized it, regardless of tho fact that
such conditions militated against the development of the
With tho completion of the Pacific highway the old
road is no longer a necessity to the traveling public. It is
still necessary, however, as an outlet for a large area, now
sparsely settled, it is true, but which, as time goes on, will
become more thickly populated. Moreover, during paving
operations on the new highway, it will be necessary to use
the old road, and it would never do to force the heavy tour
ist travel to pay toll during the exposition year.
The fact should be widely heralded as indicative of the
age of progress, that it is no longer necessary to pay toll
to private enterprise and public lethargy to get in or out
ADVICE TO THE GROWERS
Sulphur Most Valuable Alfalfa fertilizer
(lly 1 C. ltcliuci, Kxperlinenl Station, Talent, Oio.)
auttdaar iMowiing three promii
miters' of a1, church walked
iumo togefher dieuussing tho sermon.
v I tall yon," said the first, enthus
kuttieally, "Or. Ming can certainly
tjive d-ir into tvuth tha"n any
prohr I ever heard'
i '.Y-," said the seeond many,
"i4 & 011 stny unt loHfw'
"fN-iiM'Mw tltirdi ' some
T T is an old adage which time and experience have justi-
fied, to plant when seed is cheap, through abundant
crops the year before, and plant some other crop when seed
iscostly, through shortage the previous season. The high
price of a product caused by a crop shortage the year be
fore Usually induces over-planting of the same crop the fol
lowing year, with a resultant over-production, which can
not be marketed profitably. The low prices ensuing re
sults in an under-planting and a consequent high price.
Potatoes offer a concrete exanmlo of tin's pnnHitirm
Two years ago there was an over-production of potatoes. A
year ago few potatoes were planted, and there was a result
ant shortage and consequent higher price. Now seed
potatoes bring a fancy price and everybody is planting
potatoes, which, with a favorable season, will again bo a
drug on the market, for what is true in the valley is true
ui nit enure, country.
Formers before planting their season's crop should con
sult the local produce and commission dealers, and the mar
ket master, whom they must depend upon to market their
crops. They keep in touch with general conditions and'
arc in a position to offer good advice. That advice is this
year, do not plant too many potatoes. Plant onions and
other crops they recommend. Plant the crops there was
an over-production in the past season.
The marketing end of his crop is too often neglected by
the farmer; as well as the orchardist. Now that wo have
canneries as well as wholesale produce dealers, their ad
vice should 'govern the year's crop. Growers should, if
possible, contract their yield in advance, thereby eliminat
ing or minimizing the chaiice of Tailureand insuring re
By the new method of analysis it
Iiiih been found that the alfalfa plant
contains largo quantities of sulphur.
Tho following tablo which wo pre
pared from recent analysis made by
the chemists at tho Wisconsin experi
ment station, shows the amount of
sulphur and other dements found in
the alfalfa plant,
AnAlystx of Alfalfa Vlnnt
Alfalfa Yield, 0000 pounds; po-
tusMum, 177 pounds; calcium, 15-
pouuds; nitrogen, 107 pounds; mag
nesium, H1.9 pounds; phosphoruM,
17.-I pounds; sulphur, f.0 younds.
Wheat Yield, .10 bushels and
straw; potassium, 2 pounds; calci
um, G.o pounds; nitrogen, T0 pounds;
magnesium, !. pounds; phosphorus,
O.'J pounds; sulphur, U. pounds.
The analysis of wheat has been in
serted for comparison. It will be
noted that alfalfa umw enormous
quantities of nitrogen, HtnMum and
potassium, and also a large amount
of sulphur. For example, this plant
uses r0 tier cent more sulphur than
phosphorus; and phosphorus has al
ways been regarded as one of the
most essential of nil plant foods, and
is very extensively used in commer
Sulphur la Our So IN
Recently we collected typical sam
ples of soil from two of our most
common tyMs in this valley, which
nru extensively used fur growing al
falfa and which have given marked
increases where sulphur hnd been ap
plied. Wo hnvu had these analyzed
by the chemists at- the stato experi-
merit stntiou at Corvnllii, Or. The
following table gives the results:
Table showing plant food iu our
soils pounds in one acre to a depth
of ono foot :
Soil type, Mcdford, fine sandy
loam; potassium, 77,170; calcium,
72130; magnesium, -IllJdO; nitrogen,
fitlOO; phuhphoniH, ;Kl,""; sulphur, 88-.
Soil type, Tolo, loam; phosphorus,
!i:KU; sulphur, OKI,
The Tolo loam was nnulyxod for
phosphorus and sulphur only.
It will bo noted that the Mcdford
fine sandy loam is rcmiukuhlv rich
in potassium, calcium and magnes
ium, and is well supplied with nitro
gen. It also contains a fair supply
of phosphorus, being ucnrlv as rich
in this clement as the riuhest black
prairio soils of Illinois. The Tolo
loam is quite low in phosphorus, lloth
types, however, contain a very small
amount of sulphur. Furthermore, a
largo part of this sulphur is not avail
able for plant use, as it is locked up
with other elements iu insoluble com
pounds. Agricultural chemistry
teaches us that the sulphur usually is
taken up by plants only us sulphates,
such as calcium sulphate, magnesium
sulphate and potassium sulphate.
These analyses show that these
soils contain slightlv morn than one
fourth as much sulphur as phos
phorus, and yet the analysis of the
alfalfa plant shows that sulphur is
(i0 per cent more important than
phosphorus. In other words, appli
cations of sulphur as foitilUnr for
allalfa on these two types of soil are
more than five times as essential as
application of phosphorus.
The results which wo obtained last
summer by the use of sulphur on al
falfa were so startling and unexpect
ed that we hesitated to announce
them at that time. It will now be
seen that these results were perfect
ly natural, ns Ihev are confirmed bv
both tho analyses of the alfalfa plant
and the soils on which our results
A COMMENDABLE ENTERPRISE
T N order to provido increased facilities for the Mcdford
- cannery, a committee of local business men is soliciting
stock subscriptions. The enlargement is necessitated to
jiauuio the increased output in prospect.
Canneries are anion? tho valley's greatest, iinnd Tlmv
utilize our own products and furnish a steady market for
the producer. They should be encouraged, for they are
solving one of the most important problems in community
The Mcdford cannery betran on small linns Inst, wni-
the money being raised by public subscription. The first
year's operations were a success. The output was of high
standard and found a ready market. As the business grows
and the yields become larger, it is of course necessary to
enlarge the facilities to keep pace with the increased out
It is hoped that all who can will subscribo to nrldif innnl
stock, for there is no surer and sounder way to place the
valley upon a business basis than bv eneourae inrr hornn in.
(lusrry tnat marlcets Home products.
Remedies Against Predatory Animals I
1. Gophers. Tho Macabeo trap.
Victor No. 0 trap. Raisins, carrots.
and other vegetables, poisoned with
Crystal strychnine. Grain poisoned
with a solution of strychnine.
Instructions, Macabeo trap. Open
tho runway and place a trap in each
opening as far In as possible and
leave the hole open. To avoid loss
of the trap jt Is best to stake It.
Victor No. 0 t,rap. Qpon tho run-
way and set tho trap In the forks, if
any, of the runway, leaving the trap
level with the floor of the runway.
Roof over the opening with -oards or
weeds, and cover with earth, so that
the trap may operato freely in abso
lute darknoss. It should bo effec
tive inside of 24 hours.
P.elouB. The poisoned ralalus,
garret-, or other vegetables, or grain,
should be placed In an opening mado
dn tho runway; opinions differ as to
Closing up tho opening.
2. Squirrels. Victor No, 0 trap.
Grain poisoned with a solution of
Victor No. 0 trap. Bet tho trap in
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WHY HAIR FALLS OUT j
' i 9 9 i .i t 0
Dandruff causes a feverish Irri
tation of tho scalp, be hair roots
shrink, loosen and then (ho hair
cornea out fast. To stop falling hair
at once and rid the scalp of every
particle of dandruff, get a 25-cent
bottle of Danderlno at any drug
store, pour a little in your hand and
rub well into the scalp, After a
fow applications all dandruff disap
pears and tho hair stops coming puL
tho runway level with tho floor of tho
Poisoned Oraln. Place the poi
soned grain inside tho opening of the
3. Rats. Victor No. 0 trap. Un
slackcd lime, plaster of parts nnd
Victor No. 0 Trap. TIo a piece of,
bacon rind or cheese to the trap and
placo in a runway. Conceal tho trap
as well as possiblo without Interfer
ing with its closing.
Unslackod Llm6. Placo tho tin
slacked lime In thps runway. It will
get on the rat's feet and ho will lick
Plaster of Paris and Corn Meal.
Make a mixture of two-thirds Plaster
of Paris and one-third corn meal and
placo in a shallow vessel whero tho
rats are feeding.
4. Rabbits. Salt and strychnine.
Placo a little common salt whero the
rabbits enter tho property for a few
days to attract tho rabbits particu
larly to that spot, forming a salt lick.
Then placo & mixture of salt and
strychnine out In tho lata afternoon
or evonlng and bo sure to bury all
tho carcasses the next morning and
destroy, all tho remaining poison.
Placo pqison only where stock may
not reach it. Juicy fruits and vege
tables In season, poisoned with
strychnlno may bo used Instead of tho
salt, whore tho rabbits aro not con
fined to a runway.
5. Crows. Poisoned corn. Place
tho corn In tho furrow whllo plow
ing If tho crows aro following tho
plow. Tho next furrow Bhould cover
what has not been eateq.
WATERLOO, In., March 0. After
being "dry" twenty-eight months,
Waterloo became "wet" today, fif
teen saloons opening this morning.
$100 Reward, $100
Tbt tttint at ttil j.pr olll I liwd to
turn tb-t there l it !! on drradJ dlu-.M
tt mId tin Ln bl to cur lo ll II
tin, and that U Catarrta. Hall' Catarrh Cur
la lb onlr pcalllT core buw inuwn to Ilia mad
Iral frattrultr. Catarrh Ulur conatltutloiial
dlwaw. rrqulrr a cuittllutloual trrattntDt.
Hall' Catarrh Cure takro lutrrnall. acting
dlrrctl upon tb blood and mucoua aurfarra of
th atm, llimbr dratrojrlo. lb foundation
of lb dlavat, and airing lb patient alrrn.lh
bj bulljlnr up lb rorutliullon and aulatlns Da
tura In dolnr Ita work. Tb proprlatora ba
ao much faith Iu IU niratlf ixiyrr Ibat tbr
offer On Ilundrrd Pollart for anr rue that It
fill to core. Send for Hit of tatlmnlala.
iiittu V. J. CIIK.NE- 4 CO., Tulcdo. O.
S4ld tv (U Drufitatf, lit.
Tak Ilall'a Famllr Pllla for tooitlpatloo.
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rinds Health In Our Vluol
Colllnsvlllo, III. "I suffered from
n nonoua 1irenk'-down nud terrlblo
headaches, and wan tired all over,
totally worn out and dlscouragod but
ns I hail a largo family I had to
work despite my suffering. I saw
Vlnol advortlscd and decided to try
it, and within two weeks I noticed a
declde'd Improvement, and now I am
a well woman."- Mrs. Ana Decker.
Wo guarantee Vlnol, our delicious
cod liter nnd iron tonic, to strength
en and build up weak, run-down,
overworked mothers, Mcdford i'har
on hot house grown
rose bushes. AYc
have decided to quit
growing rose bushes
for cut flowers and
arc offering pink
and while Killamey,
Richmond and Am
erican Beauty roses
at 10c and 15c each.
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Used Car Bargains
One 4 Passenger Studebaker $200
One 2 Passenger Studebaker 17$
One 5 Passenger Buick . 225
One Saxoh run only 1000 miles 300
AH in good running order
C. E. GATES
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KEEP LIVER AND
(let u tO-cent box now,
No odds how bail jour liver, stom
ach or liinNolti; how much your head
aches, how mluorablu nud uncom
fortable you are from coimtlpatlun,
indigestion, IiIIIouhiiuhk and sluggish
bowels- -you nlnun get tho desired
resultB with I'lisrarels.
Don't ltt jour stomach, liver and
bowels iiiako ou mlsuruhlo. Take
Cascarots to-night; put an end to
the headache, hlllouiioH, dlxlues
nervousness, sick, sour, gassy stom
ach, backache and all other distress;
cloasuiu our Instdo organs of all tho
bllo, gases and constipated matter
which Is producing tho misery.
A 10-rcnt box means health, Imp
plnesH and a clear head for months.
No more da)s of gloom and dlstreits
f you will take a discard now nud
then. All drugglstH noil Cascarots.
Don't forgot tho children,--their lit
tle, Imddcs need a gentle cleansing
John A. Perl
28 h. HAiiTM-rrr
Phones M. 47 nnd -17-J-t
Amlittbuiro Konlco Ooronrt-
Performances 2:15, 3:50, 7:00, 8:20
0:30 P. M.
Admission, Five nml Ten Cent'.
Medfortl's Leading Theater. Afternoon and Evening
SPECIAL FEATURE PROGRAM
Two-Act Drama, Featuring
Her Supreme Sacrifice
Kalom Throo Reel
Adaption of Steelo MacKayo'a Play
IN SPITE OF ALL
With a Notable Oast, Including Robert Conness, Ger
trude McCoy, Robert Browor, Mra. Wallace Ers
kino, Harry Beaumont, Sally Cruto, Harry El
tingo, Richard Tuckor and others.
Sweedie's Hopeless Love
Special Musical Program by
Mr. M. H. Stoinmotz, Organist.
IT'S ALWAYS A BIG SHOW AT THE PAGE
Admission, 5c, 10c, 15c.
MerJfsrd's Lcailloj Theater.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10
The Theatrical Event of
This wonderful play made a record run in New
York City for ono solid year- six solid months in
The Greatest Dramatic Success
Ever Booked in Medford
In all probability the last road attraction for this
It is seldom that a city the size of Medford can se
cure an attraction of this merit, and it was only ac
complished in Medford through a cash guarantee to
Seats now selling Theatre Box Office.
Prices Lower Floor, first 14 rows $2.00, next 4 rows
Balcony First 4rows, $1.50; next 4 rows $1,00; next
3 rows 75 c; next 3 rows. 50c,
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