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Mfflolal I'iiiiJt tit the buy of Medford
Official Vitpr ot.Jackson County.
Rnteieil nit soctmil-elnss matter Rt
Mftfnni, Orl'con, under tho act of March
tMvorn Circulation for 19H. M88.
t"i;ll lcastd wire Associated Frees dis
patches. Subscribers falling to receive
papers promptly, phono Clrctl-
ialiou Manager at SSOlt
B'Gollr tho best way Ter a foller
tot Improve his temper is to not uso
Gcorgo Washington never told a
llo. Dut Gcorgo wasn't an office boy
and there was no baseball In tlioso
A Humtuto Ace
A man travelling on horseback
en mo upon an Irishman who was
fencing In a most barren and deso
lato plcco of land.
"What are you fencing In that lot
for, Pat?" said he. "A herd of cows
would starev to death on that land."
-"And Bhure, your honor, wasn't I
'fencing it to keep tho poor bastes
o(u of It!"
Why Ho ColUnsod
"And what," said tho great spe
cialist, "do you consider to havo boon
tho causo of your husband's sudden
and completo collapse?"
"lie Insisted on trying to follow a
story In tho moving pictures."
A flirted Woman
"Is .your wlfo so very economical,
"Oh, yes. very. Why, my wlfo can
tako an (old worn-dut-hat, spend $15
on It and make It look almost as
good asnW." Puck.
Hatcn't Got Tlint
"Is your husband troubled with
Insomnia, Mrs. Nurlch?"
"No, Indeed. Ho doesn't sloop very
well, but otherwise his health Is per
fect." Unffalo Express.
Tho Iluxli Hour
Johnny was putting somo ques
tions to his fathor on tho subject of
astronomy, in tho course of which
ho asked if tho moon was inhabited.
"Oh, yes," said tho parent;
"there aro people living In tho
"Aro there many?'' queried tho
"Yes, lots," was tho roply, "far
moro than in this world."
"Why, then," said tho youth,
"aron't they crowded a good deal
Olio IlnclciM Out
"I was greatly mortified. Whon
thoy called for nurses to go to tho
front I volunteered."
"Wasn't it? Just llko a play.
And then my nfcan chaperon wouldn't
go." Kansas City Star.
"Is there anything Hpeclal in tho
case? "asked tho reporter of tho
hank president whoso cashlor had
stolen In.1 v
"Yes," mused tho president, ''you
may say that wo- did not trust him
implicitly." Philadelphia Ledger.
Tiio Iidre .Thoy told me a moment
ago that ybu wore nat at home when
I called al your hotiso, so I was rather
surprised that we mot you as you
were, coming out.
The Glrt-8ownfl I
Going ta Prove Ft
,Dridgel -Well, Pat, whai kind of
a bird have you brought home In tho
Pat Well, It's a roVen.
BrldgeU-JA taven? Arid what did
you bring homo a bird like that for?
Pat Will, I read In a paper the
eter night that n raven had been
kHew'n'lo live for 300 years. I don't
lJfTtt U. ho t 'rtlii going to pili ll
H 'M t. ' '
SM! 0 SAYS
A TIMBERMAN'S protest
VlMV naturally the timber speculators who hold large
ureas of Jackson county timber land idle Tor unearned
increment, are loud in their protest against the movement
to eomflel them to pay taxes upon a fair valuation of their
holdings. They will not operate, nor will (hey sell at a
figure that will permit others to operate. They are holding
their property simply to reap the benefit of increased
valuation, caused by the depletion of timber in the nation
at large. The less thoy pav in taxes, the greater their
A very plausible talk is made by the timbermen. They
say they cannot operate because' there is no outlet, for
their timber and no local market, yet the valley has to
ship in an average of over a thousand ears of lumber annu
ally. The Pacific & Eastern has been extended to the tim
ber belt upon the promise of the timbermen to operate, yet
they refuse to turn a wheel. Elsewhere the timbennen
build their own logging roads to operate.
As a matter of fact, with perhaps one exception, the
timber owners of Jackson county are not operators, but
speculators, and their holdings in Jackson county comprise
but a small portion of their total timber holdings bought
cheap, much of it acquired by fraud, and held for in
A sample protest against increased assessment is tho
following letter from AY. S. Dwinnell of Minneapelis:
To tho Editer:
I have had forwnrded to mo two clippings from your paper under dato
of tho 20th and 2Cth of March, relative to an Increase of taxes on timber
land in Jackson County.
Somo five years ago, myself and associates, being business or professional
men of modornto means, purchased some 6,000 acres of timber laud in your
county. o were induced to mako this purchase on tho representation
that tho development of tho fruit lands in tho vicinity of Mcdford would
furnish an nmplo market for tho low grades of 1 limber, and nlso, that tho
Pacific & Eastern would 'doubtless bo extendod so that wo would hnvo
direct connections with tho East. Thcso representations were mado by
many of your leading citizens and relying thereon tho purchase was made.
You, of course, know that neither of those prophecies aro ncarlng fulfil
ment and that, therefore, there would bo no warrant or Justification In un
dertaking tho manufacture of our product at this time. In fact, tho
manufacture of lumber under existing conditions In Jackson county can
bo carried on only at a loss. I appreciate full welt the problem of raising
sufficient revenue to meet current expense and also somo of the condi
tions in Jackson County but you must bear In mind that tho peoplo living
there havo brought these conditions on themselves and not through any
action on tho part of timber owners. In fact, we can get no fire pro
tection unless wo furnish It ourselves or submit to a special tax for this
Now, regarding tho Increment, would say that there has been In Unto
past, considerable Increase In timber values, but this Increase has not
taken place while tho timber was owned by the so-called "non-resident."
Tho timber which wo purchased camo from residents of your section who
had acquired tho timber at a very low prico either from the railroad or
rmm ihn i-nvnrnmnnt nnrl thnv received nil of tho Increment. In tact, we
would bo very glad to dispose of our holdings for $25,000 less than thoy
cost. Tho Stoto of Oregon profited tremendously through money which
was brought In thero from tho East during tho period from 1900 to 1910.
and I am quite suro that If this prosperity Is to continue, still more money
will havo to bo furnished. Those of us who have sent our money out there
aro not all of ua bloated monopolists but aro of tho same typo or pcopie
as have settled your county and wo bollevo that the Interests of your local
ity and your state will be best served by treating property ownors with
absoluto fairness irrespective of their placo of residence. ou can readily
iruaglno that wo foci we aro paying all of tho taxes we should In yew of
the fact that our property Is not Increasing but rather depreciating In
vajllc Yours very truly.
Minneapolis, April 12. W. S. DWINNELL.
The letter reads as if there was considerable justice in
the plea. The Dwinneirs were not ground-floor men, but
seeond-storv operators in the speculative edifice, and
ii..tw.n in tint ctntwl in venn us L'reiit a M'ofifc here as the
bulk of the speculators. A
apropes: ..-. P
On ray 20, 1910, the Dwinnells bought ulOO acres from
the Trail Creek Lumber company at from $18 to $2u per
acre, a total of $118,000. The same mouth they bought
from small owners 900 acres for $15,000. They agreed to
pay for their total holdings $133,000 and arc assessed upon
a valuation of $79,000. They have refused an option upon
their property several times for $180,000, once no later
than last fall. , , ,, .,
The Dwinneirs made the first payment to tho Irail
Lumber companv, part of the second, "part of the third and
refused the finuf payment and forced the only lumber man
ufacturing enterprise in the county into bankruptcy. In
the settlement, the banks that had backed the lumber com
pany in acquiring the timber were compelled to stand a
loss-of $9000, and the Trail Lumber company a loss of
$12,000, the Dwinnell's thereby securing the timber land
for $21,000 less than the original purchase price so that
if the property has depreciated since the purchase they
have, offset bv' their methods any possible depreciation.
As to the' Dwinneirs or any other timber speculator
having made investment upon the recommendation of any
one in Mcdford that is a joke. Timber buyers are never
guided by local representations nor conditions. The Dwin
nell's are not operators, but speculators. They own a large
bodv of timber in British Columbia and another tract in
Siskiyou county. Thev thought they had bought a snap,
and as soon as they found they had got something they
could not move in ninety days, started to hedge.
If the Dwinnell's paid too much in the first place, it is
merely a case of speculators getting caught at their own
f?nm'o. But the fact that thev have refused an option on
tho uvnnni'tv nt. 50 ncr font
docs not look as if they really considered this the case
except as a plea to keep taxes low.
The object of the proposed increase in timber land as
sessment is to force, the timber owner to pay in proportion
to the balance of the county to equalize taxation. Let him
rviv nt tho vntf others are navimr. and if he can't then
afford to hold fpr Speculation,
Home From School
(Ben Lnmpinan in Gold Hill News.)
Let Us piny nwhilo nt Hvinjr, you
imd uioj in laughter und labor let tho
fleet years flee for the happy heurt
can hold just to much of (thriven (,'old
hs buyrf u rood of plover in the far
pounlrce. There are cupH tho wrens
offer, brimming o'er, flowing eleur
nil muy quaff of folly, though ihc
price bo dear; there are roads tho
Bngcs traVol to tho Dead Ben shore,
where the fair drams ravel to en
wen vo no more. Let us think tile
Mars at veiling, yim niul mo, from
lliD On) i tliv spring lluth fnfllioiieil,
MEDflORD MATE TRTBUOT), .
history of their purchase
more than their investment
let him operate or sell.
flowing free; let us hold our dream
nwhilo, just (o wulk a pleasaut milo
bv Ood'H clean, open meudow und
the good green tree.
lA't us piny nwuilo nt living, you
and me; till the twilight shadows
lengthen by the tree it is something
just to keep to tint lust the boon of
sleep; it is something just to labor
and be free. Lot the cynio and tho
bt'offor, doubting hope, railing fate,
measure leagues of world together by
the scale of hate wo will greet the
April weather wild Ilia wixdoiii of llict
fool, mW; tlw )li'n$mit jmlli together
tofeOTOltD. OKfiGON, ftlfiSPAY, 'APHTL 20, 1915
WOMAN MINE OH OF ALASKA ROUTS RENEGADE WITH GUN
? 1 afl ""
iMMrwpiwgT'' " ' ' mini. i. n iniPMiii.Mii t pj,.
MKs Aiiiiii Durkcc and tno
men cmplo)il, and Im-Iiiw, a view
SAN FliAXCISl'O. Out., April 'JO.
Her reoent Oneoiinter with one of
tho imwt notorious plnim-jumpcht of
tho iitirthlauil, whom f-ho tlrovo from
her property near Wrung'!, Alnkn,
at the point of a lovolver, linn initi
ated M'hs Anna K. Darkee, mine
owner and well-known limbless wo-
man of this nly, mlo tho "tour
dough'' fraternity of the Arelie, where
nenc it the retpiitiie of urvtvnl.
Suspicious of his motives, .Mis-
Darker, with her weapon bulging
from tho ockct of a kitchen apron,
followed the renegade Into the fort'tt,
discovered hitii among the ledges of
the gnrnet mine, etui fronted him aloun
in the wiiilerneii mnl toreeti mm to
flee after tlii Imil shol twit'e to
In proteeling her nun rurltute from
eoiiliier-filiiig, Mi Durkee tu safe
gunrtled the interest 'f fifteen other
wonten ftsocintetl witli lu'r as own
ers of the Alaska (tiiruet Mining &
Mauufnetiiring company. It took
tpiiek thinking nud prompt action.
A few yenrh apt Anna Durkec was
afraid of her shallow. She wept nt
a harsh word. Todnv the former
country store n'Kirl who has be
t'timo mining miiL'unte is known up
and down the Slicklne ricr as "I he
shooting woman,' feared by the unscrupulous-
ntiil respected by rough
men who judge fitness in u land of
hazards by a stern code.
The "lady tenderfoot" of Wrnngell
mountains ha inudu good, without
losing nny of her femininity.
A few j ears agy Miss Durkeu was
helling copier mine stock. She went
to Alaska ami got nn option from n
Frcncli-Cnnatlinii prospector on n
garnet lodge. To raise tho purchase
prico she enlisted thu interests of fif
teen of her iatimato women friends.
Tho Frcnch-Cniiadinn. chuckled when
ho got the moiu'v and told what a fine
deal ho had put over on a "bunch of
women teudcrfcit." Hut the laugh
was on him when Miss Durkcc ami her
associates began developing the prop
erty nrtd found that tho origiiiuMcdgo
was but a small part of a veritable,
mountain of precious stones lying tin
From that day tin unscrupulous men
began to scheme how they might gain
possession of the garnet mine.
Of that stripe, says .Miss Durkce,
was tho man whom she drove away
with her gun.
"The fifteen women stockholders,
and I bad put our all into this ven
ture money, courage, hanl work. 1
didn't propose to bo rubbed of all
and come home from school. Let
us journey homo ut evening, you mnl
me, by the timl across the meadow,
where tho first flowers be with the
lesson just begun, watch the low de
scending sun flood across u rood of
clover in the far countreo.
Mother Tells How Vinol
Made Her IH-llwito Hoy Strong
Now York City "My llttlo hoy wan
In a very weak, tlollcato condition as
a result of gastritis and tho iiioubIcb
and thero noemcri no hope of saving
his life. Tho doctor prescribed cod
liver oil hut ho could not tako It. I
decided to try Vinol and with ujilon
did results. It scorned to agroo with
him so that now ho Is a strong
healthy boy." Mrs. Thomas Fitz
gerald. 1090 Park Ave., N. Y, City.
Wo guiirnnteo Vinol, our delicious
cod llvor and Iron tonic, for run
down conditions, chronic coughs,
colds and bronchitis. Medford Phar
John A. Perl
28 S. nAKTMJTT
Phones M. 17 anil I7-J3
kciu'i hi tlio gat-net initio Uc uitinnv. Almo, iihmIoI rtmUsliiKlc fur tin
of tho Stlckluo rltr ulilrlt Uulutett tlio PiiijktIj- lit muuli t en I her.
this, even if the issue hud to ho des
perate, as I felt it might be when I
confronted tho suspicions stranger.
"Slipping along the trail I discov
ered him crouched upon n ledge, lie
appeared to bo consulting a map. My
shouts of warning elicited no re
sponse. Kit her ho didn't hear or lu
"Then I shot twice into the creek
bed to frighten him. He came down
with alacrity, hi hands over his bond,
whining that he had not taken any
garnets. I never saw a more surpris
" 'You get out of her, and get
tpiiek!' 1 ordered. And ho went at a
tiot, oft thioiigh Hie trees, bin hands
up until he was. out of sight.
"My suspicions wcro fully verified
some days later in Wrangle when I J
learned from a missionary that the
Bltf rt OM Cllr rf TolfiK tJl- Crttltllr. 1
rrank J. Itrnrr lnkr aalti tint 1- l nl
irtnrr o( lb- Orin ot ' J I'brnty A Cx.. ita
a( Ujtlnoi In IIm I llr a( Tnlnl-H Linlr in.l .
Mt fri-IJ. 10I that tal.l tltm will a (
lb 'im or om; ni'.-iiinr.p immjiim i.-r
rafh an.l rrjr raM of Calarth that raniwl l0
mrnl tij tb h vt lliU'a Caliitti Cutr.
i a.vNi: j. cnr..sr.r.
aworn in lforc m anl otrwrltl In mr
pmtnrt, tbU r,it dar of lrrwml-r. A. I., Itvi
at. A. W. IlLKASOV.
Ilall'a Calarrh Car ll takffl Inlrroaltj anl
art illmilr uimmi Ihd MamI an 1 tnunnta anr.
ttm uf tli aitru, Sa4 (or iMtlmuolals
"' j. ciu:r.r a co. tii. o. I
HoM tr all iTorrt'li. tic. i
Tala Haifa I'atnll I'llla tit roDitlpalluo.
Threo part French Dotoctlvo Story,
I2T..O0O production; Also Funny
10 and 15c
I STAR THEATER
! EIGHT PARTS i
Reserved Seats Now on Sale. ?!
First Show 2:15 Second 7:10
Admission 25 Cents, Children
stranger was oil" of the most notor
ious ami shrewdest claim paupers in
the north, that he hml told of being
shut at fic limes by nn Amuxou of
the mines- meaning mo -anil that I
had suddenly gained (he reputation of
a 'shooting woman.'
"We now lime our mine palealcd,
so (hat theto is no longer any tlaii.
gcr of losing it."
TWO BIG DAYS
.LHHH&BKti3aiLJ& V m
l-'lt.WCIH X. M'HHMAN
nnd Until SonohoiiKO In Till: ll.V'lTM: OF MVK. Tlireu part L's
mi nay prlzu story published In Jnuunry Lutllcs' World,
Two act Knleiu Drama , , t
POISON VltnKraph Comedy
With Tom Mooro and MarKiier- MR. JAIUl AND THE
it counot. LADY REFORMER
ROBERT WARWICK in THE MAN OF THE HOUR
HEARST SELIQ WEEKLY
MUSIC BY WUBZ.XTHEK OBOKSBTBA,
No chango In admission, fi-Hi-lfic.
FORMER PREMIER "
LONDON', Apul 'JO. An Alexan
dria, dhpilleh In Ifeillcl's Tell'glillil
eoinpliu.V sum p'oniicr Pi cutler Will
reins of (lit'cce arrived Iheio IhU
nifi-iiiiiK mnl a gict'lcil at the ipiay
by a wildly eiilhiilnstiu eitiwd. llo
wa welcomed nlTidally by Prince,
l'liad, hiotlier of Prince llusneln, Ilia
Hiillmi of Kgypt, togelhlT with lliit
ish and Pieiieh officials.
No piclhiiiaarv atiiioiinccmcnt was
iiiatle of M. Vcnuolos' decision lo
Uit Alexandria. The Athens corre
spondent of the petit .loiiiuulo of
Paris, hi a iliputch scut Kniidav, said
the foimer ptcialcr hud iiifonnod him
he proposed to spend a fortnight on
the Island of Sainos, alter which he
would leave for America.
M. Venuehis hilt (lieccc because
he regarded as an insult tho icccut
denial by the king of certnjn state
ments which the ionaer premier hml
made icgnrdiug his foielgn policy.
The Venirelos cahinel favored tho
inlet vintion of U recce in the war ami
teslgncd whin King Coiislaiitlui) ntul
bis advisers decided to mllterc to n
policy of neutrality.
If j on want Reed window anil donr
ttcrcea hnvo us mako tliciu.
PACirit' I'UH.V. & FIX. IWCTOrtY.
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