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MEDFORD ItSm TRIBUNE, MEDFORD, OREGON, SATURDAY, DECEMBER SS,J915
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tfflclal Paper of the City of Mcdford.
Official Paper of Jackson County.
Entered ns second-clans matter at
Meilfard, Oregon, under the act of March
THE SUNDAY CLOSING LAW
Sworn Circulation for 1914, 2588.
Villi loaned wlro Associated Press die-Hatches.
Hubscrlboru falling to tccoIto
papors promptly, phono Clrcu-
latlon Manager at 250-11.
HONG KONG KOLUM
AN initiative petition is being circulated by the Retail
Grocers' state association for the repeal of the Sun
day closing law. The movement had its origin in the arrest
of some Portland grocers for soiling goods on Sunday.
The movement is naturally being actively pushed by
the Seventh-Day Advcntists, whose religion calls the ob
servance of Saturday instead of Sunday. Their advocacy
is therefore duo to conscientious motives and not from a
desire for gain, as is the case with the merchants, whose
motive is the desire to chase pennies every day in the year.
The Sunday closing law has been on the Oregon statute
books for half a century, and has been more honored in
the breach than in the observance. Manv of the provis
ions arc absurd and impossible of enforcement because of
public sentiment. 31 certainly needs revision, but to abol-
;..i. c,..i i..: ..ix 11.... 11... .!. ... i
ion oiiiiuu uiuamg juiugeinor, as mo inniaiive mil pro
vides, is too drastic a remedy. Jt is a subject for legisla
tive action rather than initiative.
The Sunday closing law is about all that is left of the
old blue laws originated in the days of the Puritans, in the
religious revival that followed the translation and printing
of the bible. The name "blue" was applied after the res
toration of the Stuarts, to those who looked with disappro
bation upon the licentiousness of the times. It was applied
not only to persons, but to customs, institutions and laws
of the Puritans by those wishing to bring them into rid
icule. The Puritan idea of the Sabbath as a compulsory day
of religious worship, has been largely succeeded in the
broadening of religious creeds, by the continental idea of
a day of rest and recreation as well as worship. "Without
wnoiuwjiij uiu juiigious leaiure, tnc Jaw or Health re
FIRST PICTURE SOF "THE UNBORN," WHICH DEFIES NEW YORK CENSORS; SCENE FROM PLAY
ijimcs mat mo numan machine be given one day's rest
from the treadmill of labor. "Without it, nature becomes
out of seven from the treadmill of labor. "Without it, na
ture becomes exhausted and efficiency impaired. This has
been recognized and provided for in nil Mvili-nfirin
My Brundfnllicr Is SO yenrs old nml
nn nrdent fisherman. Vhnt nhiill I
Blvo him? (aiVU 11I.M A DEMI
JOHN.) SiioitkliiB of words which ran lio
properly spollod hnckwnrdH, horo'tt it
wholo Bontenco: "Snug nnd raw wo
I ero I muv war nnd guns.''
Most Of the World's WOl-k am hn flnnn in riv flnvn Mini
hygiene requires that it bo so done. There is no reason
why all ordinary merchandizing should not be done in six
days. There are, ol'couiw. certain executions, but 1in(miMn
necessity dictates that drug stores be open at least a few
hours is no reason why grocery stores should also. Nor
does such a law work to the loss of the grocer, who sells in
six days what ho would olhorwiso in seven. Public
amusements form another exception as they exist to en
tertain the public, but for nino-lcnlhs of the occupations
and industries tho Sunday closing law is a good thine and
'While the present law needs amendment, its obsolete
sgeuons eliminated, it shouldnpt be repealed.
Kmllyl Ann Wcllmnii, lending iwnnim In "Tho Unborn," N Mi mm nlxive, mMi a hccno fmin iho play
Ik-low, In which .Miss Wcllninii, (right) tnkes tho jmrtoftho mother of nn epileptic boy. 'J'ho Ixiy (router) l.s
hiycil ly Kicrvtt Iliittvrflchl nml that of the IxiyV father liy John Saiipolis. Inset nlxixu is llenlnh l'oynter,
nullioruf "Tlio Uuboni,'' Slionlso witito "Jcnn Rivers."
!UE SHARK PLAYS
They Ml Do II, They Ml Do It.
"Unrucr, shy did ou drop that hot
towel on nij face"
"llecuuBo It was too hot to hold In
my JiiuiiIh, Mir." Huston Olobe.
"Dlamontl Jim" llrndy tolls ot n
mountaineer fnudlut, who, during a
liatlln for a cabin In tho mountains
Kwciro ho'd ml am inn til t Ion to lliu oe
enpants or tho besieged cabin, or
"If I can't do any other way," ho
wild, "I'll give It to tho ononiy and
let him Hhonl It at thorn."
KtolhtV Ibirpiln Coimlcr
llrnth enn hn tipnllod without tlio
tilil of too many cojili.
aro apt to bo
fio mo mon marry poor glrlH to not
tip down others rich glrla (o uuttlo
Ono Ciism Must 11 Woixi 'num Tho
(From Rolette, N. 1). Uncord.)
V. IC. Cook Is a victim of lagrlp.
Mr. .T. I'. (JrnbU U a victim ot u
bad onto of Ingrlppo.
"I wmit h careful eUwUfwur ona
who takes no chance."
"That's ine, air. I require refor
enro anil snlsry In ndvanco."
Aniiulnc mo tho Wondu of .Modem
(l'roni l'rlend. Neb.. SoHtlnel.)
Sunday Mrs. D. It. Moan inform
ed an opurnlloN oh h sprlHg oil I oV on
nnd dlioovord h double Htpndlx
twins as It wer. The operation wss
li BliOCOiW, but the crlcketi dld.
Toaoher Harry, esn ou tell mo
vhnt nnlmul attaches iUelt iuot to
Harry Tin- l'il !..
CHICHESTER S PILLS
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H-.fcllf IMN.o4 lrJVX
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liiw, ui I r A I 4 k
1 L m liirr llur f3mr v
HrauM. a -i iii ill rrim
NlJIluMI IIUANU I'll I.K. I..
ttiikeiiuUu. ! A atuViw
swi irwt'ooisisn REHIRE
t. M .'
1 a mm
Ono winter ovcnlnR twolvo years
ago, AuRtiHt Klcckhefer strolled over
to n cuo rnck In n billiard linll nnd
Btood centcinnlatlni: tho nollflhnii
Btlcka wllh their faHclnatlnc loatfcrw
and Ivory tlpa.
Ho had never handled a cut hut
when nakoil to jday ho decided it
would bo n Reed tlmo to atart. Ho
waB only 1 1 nnd woro abort troiiBora.
JtiHt what ho wbb doliiR tn n billiard
hall at that ago history does not toll,
but ho has boon In n lot of thorn
Blnco. Ho holds threo titles.
(looilnnHH only knows why Klcck
hefer picked out a cuo with his loft
hand that night 12 years iiro, but ho
did and ho playod tho eutlro Rnmo
with hlx loft hand. Ho has played
with tho bouthpaw over slnco.
(.'banco uiiiHt hno mado him n loft
hand ouolHt for In cvorjUiItiR olso,
from wrltliiR and oatliiR to "mlttlng"
a friend, ho U rlRht-haudod.
Kloekliofur's flrat riiiiio wbb pool,
called pocket billiards now. That was
In 1'JOa. Hlx years later bo was Btato
chnmplou of WUconslu,
Then ho turned to tlireo-cuslilon
billiards and won tho championship
of Mllwaukeo In It) 1 0. DurliiR tho
noxt three yearn ho didn't do much
except practice, then in l'Jl I won tho
Kleokbofor kept practUItiR nnd
this ear, at tho ago of id, played for
tho world's tltlo against Alfred Do
Onto, tho Cuban, who Is past 50 and
held tho pool championship is con
seeullvo jears boforo ho boeamo
"llllllard playors nro born," pays
Kloekhefer. "It's tho Btroko that
counts and that's born In you, not
Whon preparing for n tournumont
or big iiiuteh ho trains n Reed deal
like a fighter. Ho walks two hours
every morning. He Is careful about
his food, claiming oven n Blight at
tack of liullgostiou might throw; him
away off form.
SOXS OK I.OUI) OAr.M.D A
4TIAITOK DIi: IX WAK
LONDON, Dec. 18. Lord Illbbcs-
Ualo, whoso attack on tho llritlsh
army staff In tho house of lords caus
ed him to ho called the next thing to
a traitor by Lord Dor by. has civon
two boiih and n eon-ln-law to his
country, besides boltiR n brothor-ln-law
of tho premier nnd head ot ono
ot tho old county families ot York-Hhlro.
"The Unborn," n plea lor liirlliiof Mn. Iluriinniin. motlier of nn cii-
eontrol, done into meb Irninn. in the leptie boy, (ilnycd by yottnu Everett
v.k of lleliu it i ilyiiler, an im-Iivmh, jlliitlerfielil. The part of tlio defect
who wan famous on the lO-liU-IIO eir- ive'H fattier was taken by John Saiu
cuits beforo the movies superceded jiolin.
that brand of public amusement. It I "1 do not see," nil Jliss Poyntor,
wan put on under the auspices of tlio
Medical Heview of l.eview.s, with
Hniily Ann Wellman, formeily leading
woman with Lotus Munn, in the ntar
"why any one would any my piny is
unmoral. I urn working only for one
thiiiR" heller bnbiesi and I urn iloimr
my work honestly nml elonnly. There
part. Miss Wellman essayed the role isn't nil" ioo in 'Tlio I'nlinru nnd
it isn't it play for unytliin tlmt is
"1 defy nnyone lo point out nny
IliiiiR' wicked or vulgiif in my play,
nml those nre the only two points on
which the public has a right to con
demn any Koureu of information of
.such n subject n lliis."
Injunction proceedings have given
the piny great advci tiding nml a tre
aides front tho United Statos, tho
canal supply department Is negotiat
ing with tho truck gardeners of Costa
Hlca for tho shipment of Costa Hlcnu
vegetables from Port Llmon on tho
rofrlgerator ships of tho United Fruit
l'l-cneli SoclnlLst. I.oynl
I'AHIS, Dec. IS. In tho slxteon
months slnco France wont to war It Is
declared that thoro hna been only ono
republic bo nrrestod on tho cvo of
tho Issuing of tho genoral mobiliza
case ot nn attempt mado by vlolonco
to interfere with tho concentration ot I will bo sung around tho treo on
Reed IYIIown' rhrlsliims Treo
Tnc Good Follows, an organization
of mon who help to mnko poor chil
dren hnppy ovory Christmas, nro be
hind tho municipal Christmas tree
Idea In Columbus, I ml. Thoy will
eroct n big treo In Commercial park,
which Is Just ncross Franklin stroot
from tho city hall. Christmas enrols
tho army nnd tho prosecution of tho
war. This fact Is being pointed out
In Justification ot tho action which
Christmas ovo by tho eoniblnod
church choirs of tho city. Tho othor
exercises will ho held In the city hall,
1'i-oMi Vegetables Scarce
PANAMA, Dec IS. -Owing to tho
dfflcultles of obtaining fresh vogot-
Mlnlster of the Interior Mnlvy took In, where the poor chlldron of the city
resIstliiR suggestions that nil rovolu- will receive presents, llnskets of pro
tlouary leader, nnnrchlsts and per- isolns for the needy adults of Co
sons suspected of disloyalty to the luinbuR will be distributed nlso.
OAXAUV DUSIXHSS KIMiKD
JIV Til 13 (JltKAT WA It
UIOHLLV, Dec. IS. O"ho buslnoss
of' tho canary-breeders of (ho Hnrz
mountains hns been almost utterly
dostroyed by tho war. Toun of thoti
snmls of cnunrlos woro exported year
ly to America, Franco, England nnd
Russia. Tho war has stopped this,
and tho domestic trndo Is almost com
pletely nt a standstill. 1'rnctlcally nil
tho breeders liavo already abaudonod
will positively appear at this theater
as usual on tho same program with
a five part Gold Itoostcr play la
Wo also show a Pntho News plcturo
making a seven reel show.
Seo this exceedingly good show
COMING Tuesday; "Tlio Chalice of
Courage, a C-pnrt Vltagrnph. Ad
mission ID and 20 cents. ,
GH&EAT BIG DINNER
5 to 9 V. M. One Dollar
Reserve vouy seats for
NEW YIQAll'S ISVE
And once more
Live the Life
With Medford trndo is Medford mado.
208 East Main Street,
The Only Exclusive
in Southern Oregon
Negatives Mado any tiiiic or
place by appointment.
We'll do the rest
E. D. WESTON, Prop.
The Singing of Carols
The custom of singing enrols Is
still malNtalnorf In Italy Indeed, on
the coutlaent enroling at Christmas Is
Nliuost universal nnd particularly In
Koine, where, during the season of
Advent, l'lffcrsrl may be sen nud
heard performlag tholr nnveius.
JOHN A. PERL
UM K. IIUTI.KTT
Phones M. 17 and 17-Jii
Anibiilnuco Svnlru Coroner
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MEDFORD 'S LEADING
Motion Picture Theater
Whilo the Christmas trade has been fully up
to expectations, we still have a large stoclc re
maining, and in order to reduce same quickly
many lines we will discontinue entirely. We
have decided to throw open our store of bar
gains to the publii' whon the demand for such
articles is the greatest, livery ono knows tho
Diamond stock of Jewelry. "But wo will enu
merate a few of our many bargains.
We have the largest stock of Cut Glass in
southern Oregon, of such well-known manu
facture as ljibby, etc.
S-inch Howls marked down from $10 to $5.00.
Water Sets, SlS.oO to $10.00.
Sugar ami ("reamers, $10.00 to $G.50 and as
low as $'2:25,
Mayoimise Sets reduced to $11.25.
Nappies, were $ I. ."(), now 75c.
Sterling Silver Thimbles, loc up.
llig Hen Clocks, $2.00.
Sterling Novelties, half price.
Sterling Silver and Plato Toilet Sots, -10 por
Many Sterling and C lass articles, idoal for
presents, one-third off.
Rings from one-third to one-half off.
Lose no time in making our selections next
door to pofctoffice.
FRED L. HEATH
.1. W. DI VMOND, Mur.
A Night in the Show
Genuine Essanay Chaplin Comedy
It's uproarious because it's a burlesque of something
we all abhor and duly do.
The Print of the Nail
Modern politics is the subject of this three-act
Canimated Nooz Pictorial
Live news of the day shown in an Essanay picture.
Mcdford's Leading Theater
SEMVYN & COMPANY Present
"A Great Aetrcs In a great nlay." X. Y. Horald.
'lnllrfla, rtvorberatlng triumph." Amy Leslio In Chicago Nows.
B' HENRY ARTHUR JONES
Ono j ear nt tlio Harris Theater, Now Yoifc City.
XKW YORK CAST A.M) l'RODUCTlO.V.
" SmI sale now or.
PrlM. lt It rowt lowr door IS.00: lut t Jl 50; balcony, 1st
4 row 1 50. next 4, $1 00. next 3, "Jc. balance 50c.