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FOR REBONDING CJTY
FOR PAVING DEBI
To tlio E1iier:
When fouticilmnii Sfedynski n fort
ilnys ngo voircd hi Men through tho
columns of the Mhil Trihuno of mec-t-iiiK
tho pnvi'inunt debt, lie struck tho
keynote to tho most fair, ifiiitiibli!
(mil junt solution that has been
In-oiiftlit forth. Hail tho original ))ro
motors of this public improvement
ilcht used the sumo plain method of
"justice to all," ns Mr. Medvuski'h
phm brinjis out, we would not now
have this debt of the city Huddled on
tho haeks of those unfortunate
enoujth to own property on paved
HtreeK Nor do wo blame those men
who were in office at that time not,
at least, in the liuht of honest inten
tions. Their intentions were Reed;
no blame accrues to their actions
it was simply nu unfoituiinte mistako
to saddle such a debt on people who
could not pay it utid who never can
liny U only throujh n plan similar
. to that gunrtsstcil )V Mr. Mcilyii-ki.
1 understand that some cities pay
000 per cent of such debts, leaving
the abutting property liable to the re
miiiuiiiK -10 per cent and leaving such
propci ty at an lupinl tax valuation,
Now, if wo should take this mattc
up under one bond, as Mr. Medynski
proposes, mill all abutting property
raised in taxable valuation, it secm'i
to me to be the bet plan that could
be adopted, as it makes each prop
, erly owner pay in diteel propoitioa
us be is benefited by tho paved street
' nearest to him.
" I believe that all reasonable-niinil-ed
people will ni;rcc with me in Ibis
one statement, that unv law that bus
sfood the test of time, the fire of op
position, nnd that over all has in
cieased in popularity, must have been
founded on the bedrock of justice ami
cipiity. That bi'Fiijr the case, let us
invostifiute tli present situation and
see how it stands the analysis.
I have in mind u man who owns a
home one block off a paved street.
lie made use of Ibis advantage when
he advertised his place for sale.
Don't you think ho considered his
property wortji more by beinj,' near
pavement than it would if that other
street had Hot been paved? Again,
J know another who lives two blocks
off tie pavement. He owns uu auto
mobile and enjoys the paved streets,
suffering the one only ineononienee
of going through a short strip of mud
when it is raining. Opposite him,
only on the pavement, lives a ine
ehnnio who is bowed down with this
public debt mid cannot buy tires for
his bicycle. Is not that man living
two blocks off the pavement i da
tively benefited by that paved street?
1 know doens who live back from the
pavement at varying distances who
own mid oerate one or more teams.
Are these men not benefited bv pav
ing the paved streets of the city to
haul loads overt How useless the
question I Nor do I, under the pres
ent conditions, attach any blame to
those people. They have shown a
ceitaiu sagacity in locating them
selves near, yet off, the pavement.
I'erhaps some were located there be
fore this public impioveiaeut was
talked of, hut in either ease I am sure
they feel benefited by the pavement
mid are willing to bear their relative
part of it.
In the issuo 0f July .1 the Mail
Tribune published mi article written
by Mr. Drumhill in which he advanc
ed (he idea of establishing a toll-
gate system to pay for the pavement.
This is not n wild or romantic idea;
it shows that Mr. Drumhill recog
nizes the unjustness of the pie-ent
s,tcm of collecting this debt, and his
plan is far more just and equitable
than tho one in force nt the pic.sent
time. I don't know Mr. Drumhill
(which is my misfoitune). I don't
know whether he owns property on
or off the pavement, whether ho is
one who wishes to "keep from undei"
or whether his convictions spring
from a disinterested viewpoint, but
this much I do gather from his ar
ticle: Ho recognizes nn injustieo mid
wishes to see it rectified (may his
kind inorease), though his plan may
not suit some people.
To return to tho topic. Why not
ndopt a plan similar to that advanced
by Councilman Medynski? "Doing
unto others as you would have them
do unto you," may be a rule that
seems to entail some sacrifice, but it
is fair and jut nnd equitable. It is
the only foundation on which a got
eminent will stand miiniciiml or na
tional because it is spotless in pre
cept and principle.
II. 0. flLASCOnC.
Workman Wife, brother Jim hnd
a call from the army surgeon thin
morning. When the latter asked
him how he Has feeling, he said be
fctlll bad a stlob In the side.
His Wife Well, what did the sur
Workman Oh. be said It was nil
right that It showed the bones were
IN PITCHED BATTLE
LITTLE ItOClC, Ark., .July 7.
Seven bnnk robbers early todnv en
gaged in mi hour's hot pistol battle
with more than 300 citizens of Eng
land, Lonoko county, near here, diovo
their attackers into the inniii hotel of
the town, after failing to dynamite
the safe of the Hank of England, aiul
escaped in an automobile after
marching in close formation down the
main street of the town, ami serious
ly wounding N. W. Whit lock, town
Five chnrges of nn explosive were
set off unsuccessfully by three mem
bers of the gang while the others
stood outside, nnd bv a continuous
fire drove off the armed townspeople.
Weapons for the attack were taken by
the robbers from a hardwaie store,
which they broke into before entering
the bank. They seemed nbout If-'dO
from the tills in the cashier's cage.
Nine owners of dogs were fined by
Police Judge Gay in the police court
this morning for nllowing their can
ines to run mound without muzzles.
The court announced that for all ar
rests after today for the offense, a
fine of .f'J."i will be nsoM'd. Among
those fined were Morton .1. Emeiiek,
brother of Mnyor Enierlck. The dog
in the case Belongs to the mayor.
The others were W. II. 1 1 till. Meile
Kellogg, E. ('. Silliman, Lloyd flohle,
fleorgo lines, J. H. Chappellc, I). L.
letz, and Mis. Stnunpf.
CELEBRATED AT ASHLAND
All tho Jnybnwkers In Modronl nnd
tho Itoguo Hlver valloy should attend
tho meeting nt Ashland Thursdny,
July 8. Tlio exercises will commence
with n basket dinner nt 12 o'clock to
which nil nro Invited and jinked to
tako n basket nnd enjoy tho menl In
good old fnshloncd Kansas style.
A program will ho renilored com
mencing nt l p. m. consisting of music
short reminiscences to which all Jay
linwkora nro Invited to participate,
and nn address will lie mndo by Rev
W. A. Elliott of Ottnwn, who nd-
dresses the Chiuitauqa ut 2:.'I0 p. in.
oii will enjoy tho dny In Ashland's
beautiful purl; nnd may meet some
friend from your old Kansas home.
Senator Tillman wns arguing
(eh tariff with a congressman.
"You know I never boast," his op
"Never boast? Splendid!" said
Senator Tillman; and ho added qui t
ly, "no wonder you brag about It!"
Llttlo lless nnd her father woro
several blocks from home.
"Do you think we'd better take a
car or walk?" ho asked her.
"I'd rather walk If 'oo will carry
me," replied llttlo Hess. Woman's
Medford Concrete Construction Co. Inc.
Valves and Gates
Office and Wareheuse:
R. R. bet. Main and Sixth.
For First Time In Her Life She Had
It Within Her Power to Give Up
Life of Hardship.
(News litem Mrs. Jess Wlllnrd,
wlfo of tho world's benvywelght
champion, and mother of four chil
dren, Is dying nt her homo In Kin
tnett, Kansas, and has only n short
tltno to live),
BY TOM LEWIS
LOS ANGELES, July ".It was n
lovely morning In April when I call
ed on hor to offer my congratulations.
The Hollywood hills were rich with
color nnd the frnll little womnn who
had labored all hor llfo wns very
"I am glnd that bo won," she said
simply when I told her that Jess Wll
lnrd was tho world's heavyweight
champion. "We hnvo worked so
hard, my husband and I," she said.
"No ono will over know Just whut n
struggle It has been, but now I am
very bnppy. 11 meuns pence, re"st,
contentment, nn education for our
children." Tho mother sighed and
drew her children to her sldo. "Jcsh
has won and now, now It will bo
Those words came buck to mo ns
the telegraph dinned tho sad Intelli
gence tbnt this brnvo-henrted llttlo
womnn who had struggled nnd work
ed nil her llfo that she might win
surcease from toll must die.
Jess had been a good husband nnd
father, but his ono ambition had been
to win the benvywelght title. Sho
hnd sympathized with bis hopes nnd
nmbltlons, sho added with a wan
snillo, for would It not mean eman
cipation from drudgery nnd u chance
for her children nnd herself to grow
nnd thrive nnd bo bnppy?
"It Is nil very now and strange,
this fuss and hurry," sho explained
as sho protested agnlnst being pho
tographed in n house dress. "Jess
Wlllurd would never stand for that,"
bIio added, referring to the necessity
for a quick change.
Hor husbnnd would mako a fine
champion, she assured mo. Ho was
a good man and deserving of tho best
his new field of endeavor offered.
Of herself sho told mo llttlo savn
thnt her llfo hnd been wrapper lip In
her husband nnd her children. Edu
cational advantages they must have,
and now that Dig Jess was tho cham
pion, well they would attend the best
schools nnd tho llttlo mother would
wntch over them, enro for them and
bring them up In righteousness as
only n good mother can. Yes, she
hnd worked very hnrd; but now sho
would work oven harder.
Sho knew nothing of fads. Auto
mobiles were nlco nnd convenient, but
Just nt present well, Jess must de
cide nil such mnttors. Sho trusted
him In nil matters. She must busy
herself In rearing her children,
"Send ono of those photographs
to Jess Wlllnrd, If they are good,"
sho cried as wo left her home. "Oth
erwise keop them ho has no time for
makeshifts, I'm glad I changed my
dress; ho wouldn't hnvo liked thnt
There wns n wealth of pathos In
that parting statement, telling of a
wlfo who enres for nothing In all tho
world so much ns for her husband's
And today this gentlo mother Is
In tho Bhadow of tho valloy of death
and may not live to enjoy tho bless-
In km that her husband's
! made possible.
ON HAVING HOME MADE PRODUCTS
And thereby help the payrolls we have and help build up larger ones
THESE GOODS ARE
products. You can't go wrong if you
Plans and Estimates Furnished Free on your Irriga
tion, Drainage and Road Construction Work.
Cement for sale at Warehouse or Factory
N. Riverside Ave.
Making Screen Doors
Is un exact science hero. No hand
work can compare with It In accu
racy of measurement and fit. We huve
such a variety to choose from, too.
Urlng your window and door mean
ureiiieutB here and you get scream
which will explain lo you why ull our
mill work In no popular.
& DOOR CO.
VIE IN HER GRASP, WILLARDS WIFE IS DYING
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Mis. ,le.s AVIllanl mill lier fouc clilldivu.
BUmOBSEHOMG- GERMArWING BELGIUM
MILLION MEMBERS BY SCHOOL TEACHERS
ClIirAflO, .Inly 7. "(let a million
new members and .f 1,(1110,(100 for mis
sions," is the slogan of'tho twenty
seventh interimtioiiul Christian En
deavor convention 'which opened hero
The call for millions was the sub
ject of on address which whs to huve
been rend by the Hcv. Francis E.
Clark, president mid founder of (he
society. He was unable to be present,
however, because of illness.
Delegates' were urged to enroll n
million new members, a million sign
ers to u peace petition mul a million
pledges to jnitko the country a snl
ooiilyss nation b.vlfl'ill.
IMTTSmilfl, la., .Inly 7. Nine
hundred employes of the II. K. I'nr
tor company returned to the shop
here yestcrdav mid today in view of
orders from the Hpsinn government
for thirty-three locomotives. The en
gines were small, twenty-two being
27 tons each and cle.vi'n of (17 tons.
Orders nlsn have been received for
locomotives from South American
countries nnd one' of thirty-three In
comotives from Suba. .
IN tMTV POUND
Jersey cow branded A. E, connected
on right hip, marked crop off left
ear and two splits In right car. Is
light Jersey czolor and dehorned. Will
he sold Tuesduy, 13th If not claimed
111 CITY POUND MASTER.
MADE IN THE ROGUE RIVER VALLEY KEEP THE
OIL AND WATfiR
do to J. A. SMITH
128 N. Grape St.
Medford iron works
E. 0. Trowbridge, Prop.
! t General Foundry and
Phone -i01; lies. Phone 5031
HItrSSELS, via London, July 7.
An order has been issued by (leueral
Von Hissing, (Ionium governor of
Helgium, providing n yenr's imprison
ment for school teachers, directors
or inspectors who "pennil, further,
bring about or effect nuti-dcrmaii
actions or statements in their teach
ing or in other school exercises."
Power is conferred upon (lei man
officials to supervise mid inspect
schools ut nil times. Courts maitial
will hnvo jurisdiction over violations
of this order.
l'nssongor and messenger servlco
by auto Mcdford to Englo Point nnd
return, leaving Nash hotel 8:90 a. in.
and R:00 p. m. Return from Eagle
Point nt convenience or passengers.
Trip via Centrnl Point ir requested.
Chnrges rensonnblo. V I, Miioh,
registered chauffeur. 04
LET U5 SCREEN YOUR HOME
If they are made hy us they
Home of Pacific Cedar Chest
Pacific Furniture &
Ask Your Grocer and Butcher
- . -L.
CHICAGO, July 7. 1alturo of
predictions made In 1907 when pnR
sengcr fares In ninny states were re
duced to two cents per mile, thnt tho
lower fnre would ho more than offset
by the stimulus of trnvol, wns des
cribed In figures heforo the Inter
stnto commerco commission today by
4i western railroads which nro ask
ing permission to Inczrenso Interstate
L. E. Wettllng, ntatlstlclnn for tho
rnllronds, was on tho witness stand
continuing tho Introduction of evi
dence begun yesterday, presented fig
ures showing thnt tho return on
property dovoled to passenger ser
vice wns only 2.37 porcont, wbllo
ninny roads operate nt n deficit.
"Tho reduction of 2-cent faros,"
Mr Wettllng snld, "brought no stim
ulus to trnvel such ns wns antici
pated. On top of this failure of tho
growth of trnvel to hold Kb pneo,
thero wns, resulting from tho rnto
reductions, n gradual decline In tlio
nvorngo revenue, both for hauling
tho ton ono mile nnd carrying tho
pnssenger ono nilto.
"Only nbout ono half of tho estl
mnted Incrcasn of from 120,000,000
to $2r, 000,000 In pnssenger revenues
from tho proposed ndvnnco In pas
senger rntes would nccrue," Mr. Wet
tllng snld, "unless stnto fares ns well
ns lnterstnto fnres nro ndvnnced, for
nlmost bnlf t ofho tortnyyel
wholly within ono state."
My inn bought n pnrrot yes
thcrday, nu' we hnd to tnko it
back, You thee, the dem thing
''"""' Medford Commercial College
And I'repnro Eor Your Puturo Huslness Success. Thoso Who Know How
To Do Somo Ono Thing Woll, Aro Always In Domnnd. OUIt OltADUATES
AUE "MAKINd aoOD" IN THE BUSINESS WOULD. Our l'rnctcal
Ttnthors Cnn Prepnro YOU to "MAKE (1001)" If You Will Olvo Them Tho
Opportunity. Decide NOW to Enroll MONDAY Eor Itest of Suminer Term.
TmIIoii Unto for JULY nnd AU0U3T f 19.
Eor Eulll'nrtlcutarB, Cnll at 31 N. Qrapo St., or IMiono IG-U
Do Your Own Vulcanizing
The Adamson Vulcanizer vulcan
izes both tubes and casings quickly and
Very simple to operate and sold
with a guarantee of money back if not
satisfactory after 30 days trial.
C. E. GATES
MONEY AT HOME
are right and will ptease.
113 SOUTH HOLLY
How to Fight TubercutaH
' In pnirr rrml limt ynr liefor
Ikr lleinr Count? Mrillrnl Snrlrlr
nml imlillaliril In tint! In (he I.011U
llllr "Mrillrnl I'n.arci.." Mr. J. AV.
Cnrhnrt, of Snn Anlonlo. Tnn.
ihrlrlnn nhn hn Irlolril niuvh
(Iiti"" to ihr Ktmlx f lulirrruliialit.
Hi ill "Slnrr llmr mills ronalltnle
(hrrr-roiirlha of nil Ihr mlnrrnl aiib
Innrra nf tlir liumiin liofly, ihtr
mini lie KUiinllril In llir fonita or
siiiplriHPitnl In mlnrrnl iirriiBrn
llnna, or nnlnrnl Klnnntlon eiinur
rllh (ulirrrnloalN unrhrrknl. Tli
wlilraprrad nnd tiurhrrkml aprrml of
tiilK-rciiloala anil olhrr prrvrulnlilc
illarnara la ilur lartcrljr to thr At
rnlrlllrit (llmr Incklim) rnmlltlonN uf
niiillKinlra (lirnUKlinul thp rltlllird
Thus from another nuthnrltntlv
medlral source come Juntldcntlon
far the use of lime In the treatment
Since tlil Is one of the lngreil
enta of Kckliiati'd Alt'erntlve, much
of the succeaa nttemllntr the wide
spread mo nf till" remedy iloulitleit
i due to the cnmhlnntlon of thli
unit In auoh way na to render It
ennlly naslmllnhle. It rnuiea no
atotiinch illaturtinnre, nnd alnce It
rontnlna neither opiate, narcotlci
nor liBldt-formlnK- drugs. It la anfe
I'cKtimn'a Alterative hn effected
rimnrknlile results In numernui
ease of pulmonary tuhorculouli
(coiiRUtnptlon) nnd nlllod chronic af
fections of tlte throat nnd branchial
rmnanRe. In ninny Instance such
conditions, npparently, have yielded
completely to It.
In cne your drusslut Is out of
It. nsk him to order, or send direct
ICrkman Laboratory, rhllnitelpttla
rrico $1 nnd $2 a bottle.
SPECIAL TO WOMEN
Tho most economical, cleansing and
germicidal of all antiseptics Is
A soluble Ahtkeptic Powckr
bt dissolved in water at needed.
As a modlclnnl antlaoptlo for douches
In treating catarrh, Inflammation or
ulceration ol noso, throat, and that
caused by fomlnlno Ills It has no equal
For ten years tho Lydln H Plnkhara
Medicine Co. has recommended Foxtlno
In their private correspondence wlttl
women, which proves Its superiority,
Women who huvu been cured say
It Is "worth Its weight In gold." At
druggists. GOo, largo box, or by mall.
Tho l'aiton Tollot Co.. llostou. Mass
USE THE PRODUCTS OF
Rogue River Valley
The Best Made
Help Home Industry.
Try Loganherry Juice and Sherbets
at the fountains and ice cream par
lors. Pafi'oni.o tho institution
that maintains tho Largest
Payroll in Medford.
Tho Post Equipped Job
Plant in Oregon outside of