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MEDFORD MM! TRIBUNE, MEDFORD OREGON, THURSDAY, JULY 15", 1915
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MEDFORD MAIL TRIBUNE
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Offlelnl Paper of the City of Mcdford
Official Paper of Jackson County. -Entered
as sccond-clnss inntter at
Mcdford, Oregon, under tho act of March
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HONG KONG KOLUM
(ilCOltfii: M. COIIAX
qiorgo M, Colinn niaybeso glntost
Hletsy ItoH.H allasuniinco supply
stllpos to Mollcan flag (Jlorgo Cohan
Ulorga birthday on Fourth July.
Glorgo gleut patriot allnuummca llko
(Home Washington, father of wholo
(linn couutlco! (Horgo Cohan no
telleo Ho lilin hlro picas agent to
do It for him,
In Wildest Kentucky ' '
(Prom tho Ashland, Ky Journal)
WliUusbiirg, Ky., Juno 3(5. Judgo
.Samuel Collins and Jailer, William
Hall of this city, have bought outo
mohlles tho first over "brought to
Whltcsburg. Thoy can bo constant
ly scon spinning over the streets of
tho town and arc objects of much
lutcrost. Many peoplo In tho county
havo nover seen nu nutomobllo be
fore Finul Vaudeville
How on and Ho wen)
"What do you do for a living?"
"My wlfo takes In washing."
"1 wondor If I know your wlfo."
"Sho was ono of tho Horry sis
ters." "Which ono?"
"I'm not feeling well today."
"Toro's sotno medicine, mum. Tako
a dose at S o'clock."
"And If you're- not, -dead at 9 tako
"I'vo a groat mind to glvo you n
Job! I'll glvo you work If you ran
show mo n rcforenco from your last
"Sura I can. Hore It Is."
"This letter says that you're a low
down, lying, drunken thief, and that
"Hold on. I gave you tho wrong
letter. That must bo tho ono my wlfo
wroto to her mother and gavo mo to
mall. Hero's my reference"
"Why, this roforenco Is dated
"That's tho last tlmo I had a Job."
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"Yes, 1 know old Stlinson well. Ho
was a truo friend to mo when tho
clouds were lowering and things look
"Why. what did hq do?"
"Ho loaned mo hit iijiihiollaj"
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"I really'thlnk Jack lias a soft Hpot
In his heart for mo." ' '
"What makos you think so?"
"Ho says he Is always thinking of
"Well, my dear, remember a man
thinks with hU bond, Perhaps that's
whero tho soft spot Its'.
Orator Tho land belongs tn tke
peoplo! Thp land is thoir! All IJiW
food tho toller oats must eome from
Voice Aw, go on. how afcsut flshjl
All Heady for It.
Sandy McDowell, having at lastJ
harvest! his ha during a period vn
threatening weather lea nod against
tho barn door aad mopped his brow
"No, sin I have goten my hay safe
In I Intnl. the wnrld would be ercntl
bfttir fur a gnue hor '
T1L10 city council will consider tonight granting of a
franchise for'ligliting and power to tho Rogue River
Public Service, corporation.
This franchise may bo useful in enabling Iho promoters
to sell some more stocks and bonds in the oast, but there is
no indication that it w.ill accomplish anything else.
Public utility rates are now fixed liy the state public
utilities commission, and are based upon the cost of the
plant and a fair return. A rival coinpanv would not there
for; mean any relief for the peoplo in tho shape of lower
Tho Rogue "River Public Service corporation is not as
yet .developing any power. Thoy havo permitted their
Anient dam to stand idle for years, while the people of the
lower river clamored for irrigation thoy contracted to
supply and did not. The dam's solo use thus far is to
block the ascent of fish.
Mcdford tried two telephone systems, thinking that
competition would result in lower phone rates. The re
sult is the same as in every other city after a period of
losses to competing companies, one goes bankrupt or sells
out to the other and higher rates result on the double in
vestment. Public utilities cannot permanently bo supplied at a
loss to tho investor. Power cannot bo sold for less than
cost. AVo have a very of ficient, servico now. If we are
entitled to lower lighting rates, tho state commission will
order them. Jf the city Wants its own distributing sys
tem, it can acquire it at a reasonable basis.
No useful end can bo gained by granting another light
ing iranchiso. It will not benefit the community. Lt in
volves noodluss duplication, an economic waste which,
sooner or later, will have to bo paid for by the people. It
is not good business. v
STATE HIGHWAY BONDS.
ALMOST alono among the newspapers of Oregon the
Mail Tribune has for years been advocating a state
bond issue as the only satisfactory solution of the high
way problem in Oregon. It therefore with pleasure prom
ises its heartiest support for the proposal of the state high
way advisory commission to launch a project for the bond
ing of the state for ton million dollars for tho construction
of trunk lines.
The Pacific highway is such a trunk line. So is the
Central Oregon route. So is tho Grater Lake highway
from Medford to Klamath Palls. The late .state highway
onginoejjprcpared a map showing trunk lines that should
bo built by bpnd issue that have been adopted as state
Tho present state road levy of a quarter mill provides a
fund of $210,000 for stale road building, a more bagatelle.
A half mill levy will pay the interest upon a ten million
dollar bond issue, and give us a system of permanent roads,
besides expending the money at a time tho people of the
state need its distribution.
Bonding is tho only feasible method of const ructimr
public improvements. It is necessary to improve a city.
Why not a state? Oregon has lagged behind hoi sister
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nuui'H an utm'iiipiiicm, Kinipiv necauso sue nas spoil! no
jiwiiry mi- tiuveiopiiiciu, urn men to niaKC uireci taxation
foot tho bills. As a consequence, only those counties
which have bond issues," havo any permanent highways.
Tho counties are sparsely populated and unable to
stand the cost of an adequate system of highways. Nor
should thoy bo forced to foot the bills, for the trunk lines
benefit and develop the entire state, and the entire state
should help foot the hill.
Tn rescinding their action locating the route of the Pa
cific highway from Central Point to Tolo, and adopting
tho route favored by the state highway engineer, County
Commissioners Leover and Madden have acted wisely.
It takes more .courage to admit a mistake than it does to
doggedly uphold it, and the commissioners have proved
that they are big enough men to have the courage to re
verse themsehes. Their action is to be commended.
10 HAVE RESIGNED
COItN'ISlI, X. J!., July 15. He
ports Hint (h'or'e T. Mil rye, Ameri
can ambassador to l'clrognul, liml
presented hi resignation to l'rutd-
Icnt Wilson were laukinj; in confir
mation today. Tho president could
not lie reached directly, hut members
of Inn putty Mini thai Mr. Mnryo's
rohigiiutinu had not been- received
ttiuco .Mr. Wilhon i cached Cornish.
WASHINGTON', July 15. Seoro
tury Tumult y Hii mi i equation
from Ambassador Muryo had been re
ceived ut the White House and that
lie did not believe the umhaMudor
hud any intention of leaving hi post.
State department oificmls, from
Secretary I.twaintr down, also denied
that the NmbaHsndor's rotiKnittioii
lisd been received here. t
I COMMUNICATIONS f
To the Kdlter:
There seems to bo a slight misun
dorstandlng in the minds of a few
people regarding m report on the
electric light question That report
has no boarlng whatever on the ques
tion now being considered by the city
sound! or granting a frauehlso to
the Rogue Klvor Piddle Servico cor
poration, but deals with tho first
proposition suhmittod bv this com
pan oorlv m the vprme ftheph the
distributing system, purchasing elec
tric current ut wholosale and soiling
this current at retail to Its citizens.
I was 'requested to Invostlgato and
roport whether or not such a propo
sition would bo profitable to tho city
This report anowora that quostlou and
In it no mention Is mndo whether or
not a franchise should bo granted to
the ltoguo Klvor Public Servico cor
poration to build and operate their
own distributing systom In tho city
of Medford, for tho purposo of sup
plying electric nnorgy to Its custo
mers. Very truly yours,
LAUIHN K. HI.NMAN,
City Klcctrlcnl inspector.
July II, 1U1G.
To tho l-Milor:
Dear Sir:-Just a word of oncojir
uxomoiit and endorsement of those
editorials you have liocn writius; the
past six months or hotter, for 1 Know
that pnvilofto will not allow state
incuts of that kind to circulate with
out a protest and an offort to sileuo
" y w r y
of a Kind
These Dresses Have Scarcely Left the New York Wprk Rooms but a few Weeks. Just the Sort You Would
Seo Worn in the Larger Cities today. Chic, Up-to-tho-Minuto Styles, and Priced Modorately When You
Consider Every Garment is a Copy of an Expensive Model. Misses' and Ladies' Sizes 6.50, S7.75,
$S.50, $9.50, $12.50.
A now number wo havo .just add
ed in a yard wide guaranteed
Silk Chiffon Taffeta. The mifl
stands back of (M ftA
every yard, at $J.Uv
" 5 Bars Ivory Soap for 10 With Every Dollar Purchase
LAWNS, GINGHAMS AND
Practically tho entire slock of
these summer fabrics for kimo
nos, dresses or children's wear.
Z?,! 8'3C '50c,75c, $1, $1.25, $1.48
5 Bars Ivory Soap for 10 With Every Dollar Purchase
WAISTS, SPECIAL AT $1.25
In the small, guest size, some
plain linen, others with small
patterns, hemstitched ends,
. sold in the regular -j r
wav to Hue. at xelv
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MARY PICKFORD CAPS
Just received another big lot of
this popular headwear, in Silk,
Mohair and Cottons, in all .the
wanted colors at
Come in all whte or white with
blue trimming, collar and cuffs
made of a good quality galatea
in sizes 1(5 to 20,, July AOA
Clearance Sale price
5 Bars Ivory Soap for 10 With Every Dollar Purchase
Neat flake voiles, cross-bars and
.stripes, some with colored pat
terns, short or long sleeves,
with the new Puritan collars,
any size you want
up to I!, at
"Both light and dark patterns,
two shades of blue and several
si.e chocks on the white ground
nothing nicer for a kovorall
$2.50 BED SPREAD $1.69 ,
A regular summer Spread, in a
ripple-woven cloth, needs no
ironing, simply rough dry,
comes in three stripes, piijk
blue and yellow (M
5 Bars Ivory .Soap for 10eJ With Evory Dollar Purchase
CURTAINS SCRIMS ONE-
WORTH TO W0 A YARD
Tn this lot are Crepes, with small
Oinbroidcried dots and stripes,
plain while Crepes,
stripes and soisettes
Some 25 or HO pieces of short
length Scrims, Cretonnes, Ma
dras and Silkolines, taken from
the regular stock and worth
ADDED TO THE MAY STORE
Drug Sundries at
AN INTRODUCTORY SALE
Ivory Soap, 5 Bars For 10c With
Every $1.00 Purchase
To introduce this new depart
ment to tho trade, tomorrow we
will give five bars of Ivory Soap
for 10c with every dollar pur
chase, any where in the store.
Palm Olive Soap 81-3
Holmes Fragrant Frostilla....l9
Stillman's Freckle Croam....39
So.odout Tooth Powder. 19
Daggett and Knmsdell's Cold
Cream .'. ',., 29
Pompian Massage Cream 39
Hay Rum (good quality) 15
Pure extract Witch TTazel....l5jr)
Transparent Olycorino Soap
i7n ,: tw
Williams Shaving Powdcr....205
Cutieura ySoap 21
Peroxide (largo bottle) 12(5
to fiOc a vnrd J
at .. 2
Agents For Bon-Ton, Nemo and Gosaard Corsots, Ladios' Home Journal Patterns.
5-5e-eJ 5 J' $ "J ''X'O' r X r 2 5wt2Z S5 JS1
A STRONG HOLD
On saving and malting regular deposits to your credit is
obtnlmd bv an account witli the Jackson County llault.
hi thcr largo or small, your account Is welcome ami
I o ir per tent intercut paid on avlugs accounts.
OVER 32 VCARS UNDER ONE MANAGEMENT
LAST TIME TONIGHT
Sign In ConiHciy at (imibihlge, .'cb.
"Wallaoe Aiuan. Suxtou of l'slr-
vlew cemetery. All work promptly
attended to. Prepare to meet thy
John A. Perl
JW 8. IIAIITLKTT
IMioues At. 17 suit I7-J3
clt would own and ottrate t's ovsniAubuluct Bcrvlc
TJIK WOHIJ) I'AMOtrs
(The Hoial Actress)
JOBK HCHIWAHVY'S HllA.MATIC MASTWUIMKCIJ
The Celebrated Scandal
Oieat Modern Clay of Inletivlj rod Mimii lilng Inlete-'it
U All-Star Supporting Company
Including JiUJVAItH JOSK, star of "A I'ool Thero Wus," STUART
p,,, j, H01AMJJ8, WIUll'TII MliUKYI. and others.
Hyojjlul Musical I'rosrain with this 1'nflturo
Jt. I.YLK O. TUUW, Organist.
SsJection, TaWi'of Hoffman . M...
Ijrrlo Suits jfy
Dost Thou KnWthe Land (Mlgaou) . . .
Prayer aad Hlnnla Ovorturs .mu,n
Ths Krl KiHK ....
In tb llsartiofa flity That Hhk Nu Hem
Hrle '.irl fwl .
The Dress My MotUer Woro (Xsw) .
HALL TOURING CAR CO.
For Country Service
And long, hard trips. Compotent chauffeurs, easy
Wo also opera to tho Crater Lake auto lino from
July 1 to October 1. Auto stage leaves Mcdford for
Crater Lake on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Special trips can bo arranged to leave on any day.
Road information bureau in connection. Office
and stand at the Crater Lake Motor Car Co. Garage.
COURT HALL, Managor
TtoKnlar IMlees R-in i,o
llarruiu the niiforchcen, every retail buyer of n
new Ford ear between August, 1011, nud August,
JDJ5, will-ieeeivo lrom ."rill to iftiO uh a share o
the I'tiril Motor Uomjmnj't jirotiiK,
Tim Ford oar is oeryboil'h utility, beeuuHo it is
oaBily adaptable to uverybmly'h work or jlay. It
is rgliabloj borvoij everyone unit brings ileasuru to
all. An eoonomy lioeauso it siiyow moiieyau aver
ngo vol i)C two eont n mile to o)uiato.uid iiiaiit
lain. Itunabout $M0; Touring Car $l"0; Town Car .fOOO;
Coupolot $700; Sedan $975; f. o. b. Detroit with all
eiiuipnioiit. On display und sulo lit
C. E. GATES