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RAPID GROWTH OF
TONIGHT FOR LAST TIME
AT BIG EXPOSITION
HAIR SNOW WHITE
METYFOTiT) MATr; TPJBTOK MTCrVFOKD. ORKnOV. MONtDAV, ftKPTFAfPKP, 1.1, IMS
- ABOUT ASHLAND
mi il " 1 Tl I
iXJfcT Mt m Wni JHHW 0iaaaaM
Up W. W. WATSON".
A Itibloitl story of koocI cheer inny
bo written nliont tlio rnpiil expansion
of irriRHtion sentiment in the Ashland
dNtriet recently, toother with the
RiunruMtion that n sense of hurry lins
Intely impelled the farmers of this
region to more definite netlnn.
Tiio general iinpiuion heretofore
neeius to hnvo born that to supply
ItOguq Hive'r vnjley with riif nhitnd:
itiKMi-fj water fcnvrnwjtJjimHirpoW
would prove to bo a colossal entor-
prise involving tho expenditure of
more money than the 300.000 ncres
of irrienble lands nro worth, when,
w n matter of demonstrated cer
tainly it would more than ilnntilo tlic
true value of the'.e farm and orch
ard lands, United Mates stiitwliei
linviii'j long ago given the rate of in
ei eased valuation of irrigated agricul
tural territory as :8fl.8 per cent.
Local imagination was very diffus
ive on the matter of cost, but not suf
fiviently osnniiMVo to dispel tho
shadow from tho gainagc.
It Is n Jilg Thing
Tn commiinily estimation "it was a
big thing. An immense thing. A stu
pendous thing." And, viewed at long
range through nn imperfect lens, its
proportions grew more and more gi
gantic until possibility was dimmed by
discouragement. In the more recent
period of consideration, however,
practical judgment obtained the mas
tery, and now, happily, the Ashland
district is well nigh a unit in favor of
a modern irrigation nystem.
In tin'1 better sense of its being a
big thing, by the way, it doesn't re
niiire an eVtraordinary measure of
practical courage to say that the in
stallation of n modern system of irri
gation for Ilogue River valley is (piite
the largest enterprise the people of
.lackson county ever initiated; the
largest in the general cost of the
physical work required; the largest
in territory affected; the largest in
detail in the application of engineer
ing skill; the largest in purpo-e; the
lai-gest from a utilitarian' point of
view, iiml by far the laigest in point
ofopossihlo production of commercial
results that will add to the fortune of
every poison .concerned, in propor
tion to his intercut therein, meii-ured
in acres. Add to this the enlarge
ment of mercantile and professional
interests and (ho stimulated develop
ment of re.soiirees yot searcely con
sidered and it will indeed prove to he
"a Iiik iiitug wiiii cMruormuni'v po
teutialities. Much, bigger than the
hum it will cnxt.
Hurry" N tlio Slogan
The promise of early preliminary
work by state and national reclama
tion serxiee repreontiities lias pro-
duced on tho face . the average far
mer hereabout a strange smile
strange because of protracted ab
sence. "Hurry" is now the hlogun,
up this way. If doubting TIioiiiumis
really existed here prior to the pres
ent drouth fccseinn, the uuinitnkublu
effect of tho Inttor hns boon to foreo
them lo a confession of error. In a
search of three days 1 have been un
able to overtake nud nppichciid one
The likelihood now i that Ahlaud
Mill join with Talent in llio formation
of a unit, tho combined acreage thus
to be irrigated reducing the firt cost
of water delivory, as well as the sab
sequent expoiice of operation and
maintenance of the syntem. The final
leport on tho preliminary work of de
termining tho vohpno of btptolv njul
the cost of providing the jiocessary
means of storage mid conveyance to
tho area to be covered will enable
those coneernod to docido quickly.
Fertile Foothill J-nuls
If the main canal lines may be
shown to bo high enough at the vari
ous point of delivery to include a
larger aten than that now estimated,
n correspondingly extendod nereage
will bo joadilv "nigued up" for serv
ice, as already indicated by the anx
ious oxprosainn of Hiomo who own
land in tho highor foothills. Tluo
cultivable uplands rank among the
riohont in tho world in tho matter of
fruit and vegetable production, both
in yield and quality, whoa irrigation
i omployod, but without the latter,
llko tho valley land, their dividend-
paying feenson eowos only every other
ouoe in a whila.
Meantime, it eaasittorttlilo numbei
of tlaxe who renttsl arm iu thi- di-
inri ror inis year ar prefNiring i
lutuni to the tiity, deularioir that tin v
can easily obtain a mot ntfi"-ton '
result in dollar from the cultivation (
of an irrigate! town 11 in Ahhtinl i
than IIOHl Vill.it tln-V e.iu pl.Mlucf on j
a tea or tu.-nt. -u. r- i.tim without
This eUiioi U.i- in S..I,,,." iiiaiaHee
ln 1kiwr io be true by NMftaratiw
fjgiirK kept lat )eur on the result
of "l.'rn nix-' imi niilmnrv town li
Hint .In- m ..r i'U lr n lo lr l.i i lit'
a I ii u.
oitKaOtV nuu.uixa, i'.m-
I'ACIt'tC liXPOSITIOX. Sopt l1
Many now and Interesting exhibits
are coming from Oregon Just now.
Eastern Oregon la showing new grain
and grasses, Southern Oregon beau
tiful specimens or peaches and pmrs,
the Willamette valley bootli vege
tables nnd a minor qunntlty of fruits
thni nro not especially wonderful as
yot, anil Klnmath hns n largo quan
tity' of grains, grasses and veccta
bles. Among those sending exhibits
Southorn Oregen: Poaches - J. It,
Croxnll, Albert Johnson,, I,. O Van
YVegcn, W. G. I'tescott of Ashlnnd;
Jnnies llrothers and A. N. Wright of
Medford, Ell Ungloy.of Itoguo ltlver;
Pears Knill IMol, II. If. Lenvltt and
J. W. Mlllner of Ashland; .T. S. Vllns,
M. J. Jtlnear nnd J. A. Perry of Mod
ford; YV. C. Harding, Itosehurg; Hoar
Creole Orchards, Medford, and (1. It.
Hoyd. Italian Prunes I.owls Hands,
Jr., Riddle; Figs nnd Onions, "Mrs.
M. W. llruncr, Itlddlo. Director
Frohliach Is offering $5.00 for tlio
largest peach sent, nnd there nro four
wonderful Hpeelinents now on display
In this contest.
All of tho booths noml constnnt
oplonlshlng, nnd everything sent hero
Is used to tho best ndvantago posslblo.
Somo of tho fruit, grain and grasses,
vegetables, etc., does not arrlvo In
perfect condition, nnd somo of It Is
not suporlor display mntorlul, but it
Is used whenever and wherovor pos
sible. In certain Instances there In
fierce competition, and tho directors
anil representatives here get dlseour
aged oyer the failure to rocelvo nn-
Hwers of any sort to tho liiindrds or
specific requests sent to well known
growers, firms, associations, commer
cial clubs, etc. Oregon is making a
crcdltablo showing, but It could uialco
n.niucb hotter ono If somo moro of tho
really superior products otnll sortB
grown In Oregon wore forwarded.
Vhcro You Can Help
If you uro a grower of either penrs,
apples or flno vogetablos and hnvo
oven n few eholcoonos with which
you are willing to part, you can help
tho situation bore very materially nnd
nsslst In Interesting tho stranger In
your partlculnr section. For dlsplny
purposes In baskets, fifteen to twenty
yoars of any variety, If they aro good
lookers nn dof uniform size, will ho
appreciated lmmensoly. And oven
six or olght tov-nolcli npplos for pinto
display will mnUe a hit. Pack the
fruit woll, each spuelmon by Itaalf,
placo your name nnd tho vntioty
plainly on tho box nnd sond by ox
press collect, such charges being pnld
horo provldod the box Is lubelod, Ore
gon CoinmUelon, Orogon Hulldlng.
Pnnamn Pacific lntorna,tIonal Impo
sition. For conipotltlon, poors miiat bo on
tore.il In conmiotrla! packnges only
nnd In two to fivo box lots, tho half j
box of penrs to bo flgurod as a com-1
morolnl pack, nnd two of thoso nro (
sufficient for ono ontry. Applos may
bo entered for competition In from
ono to flvo box lots, but tho (Irnnd
Sweopstnkoa will bo awarded to tho
host flvo box lot. '
For Apple I'llcs. I
Thoro will he very strenuous com
petition betweon California, Montnnn,
Idaho, Arkansas, Washington, Mis
souri and Oregon, All entries for
Ask Your (li-m-cr For and insist on Having
"Rogue Spray" High Patent Flour"
Made in Medford From Roguo River Valley Blue Stem
Our othor products aro Uonin Marvel Flour, flrahain,
Whole Wheat and J lot ('alto Flour, Breakfast Germ,
TJollcd Barley, Bran and Shorts. Patronize home industry
and get the best. Everything guaranteed.
Medford Roller Mills
H. A. Nordwick, Prop.
i MEDFORD SASH & DOOR CO.
jniiples close November 1st nnd tho
following ratings will bo used by tho
Jtidgos In awarding tho prlze: Qunllty
20 points, color J0, ulzo (to run from
SO to 112 with moro of a leaning
toward SS to 9G) 10 points; form 10;
freedom from blomlsh 20; total SO
j points. Pack -I
points, alignment I,
style of pnekngo S, total 20 points.
Orand Total 100 points. Not all
growers will enro to engage In com
petition, hut doubtless many with su
perior fruit will bo glad to sond a
small quantity for display purposos,
simply that they may say that tboy
oxhihltod at tlio great exposition nnd
helped win laurels for Oregon. Tho
KnHtorn Oregon booth would bo glad
lo hnvo lomo flue prunes from grow
ers In ICastoru Oregon while the Wll
lametto valley booth Ih crying for
fruit of nil kinds, as well as vogeta
blos. Coos Is going to hnvo a flno
display of (Iravosteln apples. Tho
Southern Oregon booth Is now show
lug a magnificent dlsplny of several
varieties of penches and peara. Thoso
who fond oven a smnll qunntlty of
fruit for display purpose should sond
only tho vory flnost, for It will bo In
tho presence of fiomo othor mighty
fine specimens. Howover, Oregon
raises the best there Is, and It is mere
ly a matter of getting It here.
WASHINGTON, Sept. i:t. -Major
General l'lin-tou today telegraphed
tho wur deji. itaicnt thul John I.ow
eubruek, thu American ranchman held
by Mexicans for ransom near 'ol
iiuibiw, X. M., was now under protec
tion of United St.ito trqop. Detnils
for hi rescue were not given.
General Forsyth Dcntl
UOCKI'OliT, Mass., Sept. III. -
(leneral (Jeorge Ah sunder Foitli,
l'. S, A., retired, died at his home
here today utter ail llilie-s ol several
CHICHESTER S PILLS
vtr. m wan Hot ".ifm AI-lrlKflU' I.
S010 BV DRUGGISTS EVERYWHERE
l.kdl-.l A.U Jur lirui.l.llor I nil
UI..LM.(rr.lll.moJllrndV I u"i
rni in ii. a i iim uiin.w i i
I i. rc.c I .tli l.ib Kiijon. W I
'l'Lo a ulli.r. IIhf or rour I
HruiriUI. A nficl'lll.t llVs.TKll 0
TODAY - BUY HOME PRODUCTS
THESE GOODS ARE MADE IN THE ROGUE RIVER VALLEYKEEP THE MONEY AT HOME
Our Window Frames
without irliniiiiiiK or cutting. They
ave time, l.ihor autl muuey.
hVfc tli:ii unit ulw door fraiuea all
ready for lelitiy In all ntundurtl
IM. SiwoUl uwi wadt to onler
ftnickljr and for law mony toaa louitl
Wo Set Winil Shlehl.s
CHICAGO, Sept. 13. A vivid war
letter was mado public horo today.
It was from Hobert Hook, former
owner of n tnxlcnb business In Chi
cago, to his friend Charles Orand.
Peck Joined tho allies ns driver of
an nrmorod nulotuobllo. Ills hair
has turned white from his exper
iences. 'i am glad to hove tho ohance to
toll you that I am nllvo and Hint
Is. all," tho letter reads. "My hair
Is nearly whlto now. 1 am sorry to
tell you Unit I nir dent and dumb
throughvMiocU'.nnd wounds. I am n
molorcycloillsplillch bearer "nnd ar
mored car driver,
"I was driving a sixty horso ppwor
armored car. I could noVdrlvo fUft
enough through the dend'bodles, bo
cnuso the dend bodies nnd horse
wero so thick that I could not get
through. All at ouco n shell hit my
car. nnd blew It mi.
"When tboy got me from under
neath tho wrecked car I was deaf
and dumb with my ribs crushed and
spluo hurt, Tho oilier thrco men
I entry with mo In tho armored car
wero blown to bits.
"This wns a month ago. Tho doc
tors hnvo tried to bring my speech
nnd honrlng hack but can't. Tho doc
tors any they will como linck In time,
becauso now my nerves nro shuttered
"Charlie, I nui tired of killing peo
ple I hnvo been driving an armored
car with thrco Maxim guns lusldo of
It nnd throo mnii working tho guns.
They fire r.00 shots n minute nnd I
carry 10,000 rounds Insldo tho car.
Tho car welghu four tons so you
enn boo what fun wo havo on tho
battlefield. I havo scon times when
I drove my car forty miles an hour
Into a regiment.
"Wo hnvo cruohed men to denth by
tho inml driving. I hnvo had my
radiator thick with blood nnd pieces
of n mi b and legR stuck out on my
wheels. Many a tlmo In n chnrgo I
havo boon ho weak that I could not
pull my bayonet out of tho IiuiUch
that I bayoneted.
"This pummor has boon bnd for
fllos. Thoro wero millions of flies
around us bocnuito thoro aro thous
ands of dend bodies of men nnd
horses not burled properly. Tho
bodies are thrown nnywhoro."
SEP'TlSTIife) " 1
dontlie 'S?r .
CLUtTT. ITABODY b CCL.IM H.j,rt
Deep Well Drilling
Kns, nnd wnicr wells, 12, 13,
Inch to 1500 feet. For prices bco
238 North Central
OIL AND WATER
Oo to J. A. SMITH
128 N. Grapo St.
Medford Iron Works
E. G. Trowbridge, Prop.
General Foundry and
Phono 101 ; lies. Phone 503 j
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You find them at every rendezvous of men of wealth and refine
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THE AMERICAN TOBACCO COMPANY
E08 Enst Main Street
Tho Only Exclusive
in Southern Oregon
Negatives Mado any time or
placo by appointment
We'll do tho rest
E. D. WESTON. Pron
USE THE PRODUCTS OF
Rogue River Valley
The Best Made
Help Home Industry.
Try LoQanbcrry Juice and Sherbets
at the fountains and ice cream par-
Patronize tho institution
that maintains the Largest
Payroll in Medford.
The Best Kipiipped Job
Plant in Oregon oulide of
S. Ccnson, Kflr. A. T. LuntlhoroTAss't Mflr. L.7 P. Byrne, Asst Myr.
Wo make a specialty of fine refinwhing and repairing.
Bring us your fine old piece of mahogany or black walnut
mul wo will uinko themjook like new. Yu guarantor qur
work io satisfy.
Pacific Furniture & Fixture Factory
Jloiite of the Pacific (Vdar Ghost.
Ask Your Grocer and Butcher
Th5 Are SS8&. ,Iherre
A.k for. FREK
paehaf of paptrt
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