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MEDI'OltO MAJL. TlUJilME, JUUDMHtJJ, ORtifiOX, "FRIDAY, DfifcKAlT.tiK 2"I. iDlo
IN IHE VALLEY
DY W. W. WATSON
Between Janunry 1 nnd November
SO, this yenr, $372,200 worth or llve
Btock was Bhlppod from Jackson
count) to outsldo markets. In this
lffit woro 40.12 rattle, 7010 Iioru, IB,
000 sheep, 330 homes and 1200
goats, nKsroKntliiR 2flG carloads,
a NolwltliRtandlnR tho fact, patent to
nil In tho lents familiar with our re
sources, thut this output of llvcatock
nhould have heen doubled In number
nnd moro than doubled In weight and
cash receipts, there 1h a potent rea
son why It was not. We didn't hnvo
the stock nor did wo hnvo tho feed
on which to keoii more stock, If wo
had posBOHHod it. The drouth of
1914 reduced our production of feed
nnd, thoroforo, limited our fnrlHHc
for prodiieliiR moro livestock. Tin1
youtiK stork that matured this venr
for tho market was not properly fed
for tho best market prlcos becniiHe
tho dearth of food rendered essential
care Impossible, llouce, tho output
wan nffeclcd correspondingly, both
In wolnht nnd quality.
Tho llvostock wo did ship this year
was In very poor condition, somo of
It absolutely unfit for market, and
for that reason wo rocnlved second
and third rate prices for It. In this
fact wo find tho cause for tho reduc
tion In tho total of cash receipts.
Whom tho Jmil Sin Me
This chain of misfortunes Is trace-
nblo directly to tho absonro of Irri
gation In Horiio river valley. Tho
conclusion Is Inescapnblo and tho
fault Is, In the samo measure, Inex
cusable. We didn't have Irrigation
because thoso who own tho Innd In
this vnlloy hnd not yet been nwakon
od to n propor sonso of their duly lo
tlieniBolvcH nnd tholr responsibility ns
property holders to tho community nt
What livestock wo had was forced
to subsist ou half rations, with no
possibility of belnR fed Into propor
condition because wo couldn't feed It
nny longer, nnd Its owners accepted,
of necessity, what wns offered for It.
If (ho bountiful supply of water In
tho mmintalns surrounding this fer
tile valley hns ben convoyed to tho
areas already In cultivation within
the county, tho nddltlonal harvest
would have been nulla sufficient to
huvo fed Into marketable condition
moro than twlco tho output of live
stock from Jackson county this yenr.
A conservative estlmato of tho In
creaso In caRh receipts, on oxnetly
twlco tho output In numbers, Is 120
porront, iimI-Iiir Iho total of tho sum
wo should have received $SIK 840.
Our loss, therefore, Is 1 140,040.
It Would Flood (ho Volley
U.S. SHIP, DISABLED AT SEA, LIMPS TO PORT WITH "SPIES"
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; correspondent, "are more sedatives 'dam, hn 1 4,icd a manifesto contain- wage earner not yet siirrcn 10 u
ii...i.i , i.,.i., n.,,i, n..i.ii n.in. . .... . .-.... i..i f im Prim.' heart uv tnese nwiiu nuiuminw i"
ing vioicui iiiiiiv'iiiviii " - I
Man conspirators," bitterly attacking register a vow no iR '
TEUTONS' NEXT BALKAN
MOVEMENT PUZZLING 'n'en,'PU lo Induce Orcek public npln-
ion 10 uikc uiu imivr uoe un iihiiimj
LOXnO.V, Dec, 24. Dispatches possible,"
frn. nrnnm Jri n,i t.i -,i-! Tho corrcHpondcnt adds that there Is
newspapers add to the mystery sur-
Correspondents of the lOreeco cannot object to tholr entry.
n rumor In circulation that tho Ger
mans arc nronarlnc to clolho the Uul-
roundltiR the next move of tho cen-Rarian8 In Oermnn uniforms so that
Times both In Sh'nnll. I nml In Atltnna
and the Morning Post's Athens corrc-j GERMAN LEAGUE FLAYS
spondent suRKest tbnt the llnlKarlanul KAISER FOR WAR
will bo In tho vanRiiard of tho Ten-1 '
tonic advance tonaftl Salonlkl. I IiONDO.V, Dec. 24. Tlio fiorman
"All pretended German Runran- llumnnlty lenRiie, snys tlle15vobnngo
tecs," says tho Morning Post's Athens I Telegraph's correspondent nt Hotter-
:.::;;;;, a...; ; ch.nc.n-r. , .net spectators t -tp-;;;
cuslng Germany of "barbarous crucl-lcrlu.es which have robbed us of our
sons aim uroinurs nun - in-"" -truthful
priRes of history an Indelible
"In tho rolchstaR men who hnd
ties and InBntlublo lust,- and conclud
InR with the demand that Emperor
William "bo deposed from his dis
"Our homes are being desolated,"
the correspondent reports the mani
festo nB saying, "In a campaign waged
not In lawful defence of German ter
ritory but to sntlsfy tho Insotlnble
savagery and greed of Prussian con
spirators. AVe ngaln nppeal to every
sworn to defend the rights of tho
people hnvo Joined hands wtlh our
oppressors. We hnvo examined
through trusted sources the economic
conditions of every stale nnd prov
ince. From all comes the cry 'deliver
us from this terrible suffering.'
SAX FRANC JKCO, Cil., Dec i.
- The Orcnl Northern -lenwdiip
Aliiuii'Milii, icpniled tli-jildi'il ill eii,
in now Irving l make port, while
oilier ships ore ritcim; lo mil lift .
Thro im ii (.n liodnl ore Ik tri" lidd in
fcpic. Il i IkIhm'iI Hicv I nod !
Mill; lui In prevent her curnu nl looil
reoi'liini' 1!mIiiiii!. The Miunexiiln
uiled Ii'din Senllle.
UNITED STATES 10 LEAD WORLD IN
I It was bIiowu In carefully compiled
figures published In this paper yes
terday that our loss In fruits nlouo
this year, by reason of tho nbsenco
of Irrigation, Is 2.088,760: Add to
that our loss this year on llvostock
nnd wo havo n total or 3,t:tr.,3!(0
(is tho extent to which tho valley
hns suffered financially In one year
on thoso two features of Us iigrloul-
tliro That Minn nf llinnm- In uiiffl.
rt dent lo pay for Installing n Hysleni
oi, irrigauon wnich could flood tho
valloy nt any time wo nendod tho
water. And then wo would have
monoy loft for mnlntonnnco of (he
Tlint (his U n Hbameful waste of
Qitr bountiful resources nnd business
qnportunltlo- ned no arguimmt. It
Is purolv a iiiathomiitlciU proposition
susceptible of holutlon by any moui
lr of (ho boys' uml mIiU' com olub
In nny ilkttrlrt of tho county.
Our fulluio (o prod Hue ubiiuiliiul
yields or crops of hII kinds on a
moAtl)' unlsrued acreage I duo miloly
lo our Isck of (nterirl. Wo lacked
tho progressive KgreHieiio to Uke
hold of n Urn but simple proposi
tion and push It tlirouuli to coiihiiiii
mat Ion. with IrrlKatlou ho Mould
hnye hounded alnK prosperoimlx
Our grops would lie bemi niutuiod.
M'liotlwr It rained or nnl Without
It, wo Iihvo felled inUuraM)
Chilli we ovuHluelly rcovi.r our
lost fortunes by (be Mimlleutlnn or!
tho mdrlt or modern proKnwdveni '
iioxl your? We can do It, pui
(Hy f'MAS. i:i)VAKI) lirSKI.h)
Isn't it ulioitt lime, fellow Ameri
ciiiih, Uml we gid tlirougli lookiu ;
eimlwnnl for mHlriietiou, inp'r n
or impulso lo iro'in?
As to clWIiiiliiiii, now, nml nil tho
IIiingH Hint miilie the life nf n limn
nlioo tho liensl of tho field Knrnnc
Iiiih nothing lo nny lo us. Progress in
made, uid lo the oiilwnril, hut in the
Thin revolve ueceplcd formulii, hut
i lilenillv I rue. Tuke Ihe exineHHion
of (lie exulted human impulso (owiml
henutiful Niirroiiudings. The new
cilioH of Hie western part of lliii eoii
liiient go lievonil iiuytliiug eM'i'
ilrenmed of in the ciihI. Muko nny
eompitriHon you like, WiiHliiiiglou, of
eouixe, the iiiilidiiV cupilu!, is u thing
hy itself; hut even WiiNliiiiglon Iiiim
in spots u moro tlmu ample develop
ment of that old-limo lineotithueMH
and fdovenliiii'KH Uml the spruce wes
tern oily kuowH nothing of.
Tnko civic spiril nml the I'omuiuiml
heiiM1. I'rnetieallv iH'lioily in New
Vork ciireH u hoot wlietlier (lie city
IikiKh well or ill, miike. piogreHn or
xIiiuiIh hlill, look hcvcii ycnix of
prodigious effort lo gel the money
to build 1 1n him'ito little WiiHhiuxioii
nreh, uml fourteen ventx o Inilhl u
tomb for Ueneml flrant,' lliversiile
ih'ho nnd loniingiile nail; might hu
miide tlie iihhI entrnueing spul.s ou
enrth. New York lets them slide.
There wouldu'l he n cent of profit
in beautifying them; the xtock market
wouldn't go up u point.
There in moro eivio spirit in any
ouo of live bundled western eilies
like I'Virgo, N. I)., or Ashliind, dr.,
Hum in Hie whole city of New Yoik,
the overplayed "uielropolis" of I In
(lo up lo the lop of Ihe Kim til Spo
kane or of that high rocky point that
n vol looks Hie city. Is md thut n won
derful Hetine nt retched out before
you? Ko uiiiih of beauty, so much
Ihe people --nil lluiopc has not its
Ascend lo the summit of Unit par);
nt I'oitlnrul, Or., or go where yon can
Hie elm nil of Seattle. There i
notliintr in (he east fit to he mention
ed in Ihe Name day Willi such vistas.
Wluil, d cnmuhicciil, uninformed
easterner, dweller in hideous npnrl-
nicnl houses nml dull, somber ave
nues of brick, wlial do you Ihiuk of
miles uml miles of Ht reels lavishly
lined ou belli sides with hedges of
rose hushes Not in privale irardcns,
I menu, liul out in the street, turning
the thoroughfare into one long, be
wildering bower. Whnt do you think
of every street u boulevard, uml ev
ery houlevnid rich in Ihe colors of
shrubs nml (lowers?
I'u rope Inns nothing 'lo .ny to u
country (hat euii build cities like
Denver, Stilt Luke, Forgo, Spokane,
Senllle, Koscbtirg, Sun Joe, Sacrn-
inento nnd '"' '',,'l; nothing lo sny
about life uml nothing to sny about
A people villi ii sense of bounty so
advanced mid so extraordinary will
inevitably lend all Jlie world in nil.
The next tvvonly-fivo years will see
the world's greatest painting, sculp
ture, musio nnd literature produced
in (his country, nnd Ihe centers of
thut production will he in the wesl
W'heie have (he successful writers
of (lie hist Ivvenly-five vears come
from Indiana uml theieahoiits, hy
jinks! Indiana in literature has Hus
ton, New York nnd Cambridge hacked
off (he map. The center of the lit
erary nnd iirtilie impulse-, nl (he
Anierieiiu people is mount; wc-d,
whoio ihtuioeritcv is strongest, prog
ress grentos! uml life freest.
Recall the courts of (he Sun Fran
cisco exposition, the most eipii-ilcl
beautiful of nil the woil.-. of men's
hands in nil limes, nml sec if you do
not feel Hull this is uml iiiul he ab-
SRN METHODS applied to automobile retail business Mint's the meaning of the "Maxwell
,y." You have the privilege of testing, using, enjoying your car after a small down payment, and
the balance is pay as you ride. What about the car? Why, it's a
iho cap sold under a unique guarantee. For further recommendations ask tho owners hundreds of
iliom in and about iWedford. It's made of the kind of stuff that's ut into the larger and higher-priced
ears. The material and workmanship assure long and satisfactory service. Price
MAXWELL MOTOR SALES CORP.
POWELL AUTO CO.
r , i
312 E. MADISON ST., PORTLAND,
Hint icllecls the noble iispinilinn ot'solutelv hue.
,k "Tell Mc the Secret" jjfo,
TJ 7W cj you I 7ma(e t!m I "M I
tnalrt such e
clout mifHntP Mine at utuhiyt to dry.
And 1 I make Ihe talttr thin ihty fall.
ahant at itdif tAi.
onty I uh KC Diking PawJtr, Mine,
alieaut turn out wlt, u It muit ii iht
VILLA GATHERS FORCES
FOR ATTACK UPON SINAL0A:
K . I
Hit l'AHO, Tex . IV- J . r,-ni r.,1
Krmu-Uco Villa, hu l,ita of u l.,i -
pnr.t of hU nriut . throogli Hiirrcmhr1
to Hu dcfmtd KOM'iniovnt In priiMi '
Ing Uo Invade norliiwrn biuutuM, to
gether With the rotce of CJeurl
Joho Kodrlgite:. In coiunmud of looo
tfoopa, according to hhvIccm bere lnt
General Vlllu, 'It rcimrt.d, u
erepiirlng to inovo Houthwest tr.on
the IIubHIIo rnnoh, It) wocttiu (id
huahun, wbero ho In rqjiyrled i huve
ben during tho lut-t-mvi- d-gx. an.l
plok up the (ljuuniud ynvuirll uum
Upr of troojig now under fl01m.il
MjftilimvJotn nenr Mnderu.
Jt ts tho baking powder. To mnke muffins, cakes nml pastry rich
and moiat, yet light nnd feathery, a modern double nctlnu bakinu
jmwder must be used one that will (Jlvo oil" Icavcnlnc nua in the
ovon as well ua in tho mixing bowJ.
K Baking Powder
is renlly n blend of two baking powders, one of which
stnrts to raise as soon as moisture 13 added. Tins
other is inactive until bent is applied. This auatainti
the raise until your muffins, biscuits or cake is done.
K C Baking Powder costs less than thu old
fashioned quick acting kinds, yet you need use no
inoitt and it is superior to them in ovory way.
ts 'IYh a van at our risk and be convinced.
WHAT ARE YOU WORTH?
Young Man, Young Woman, in Dollars and Cents to a
Ihisiiicss Man.' Are you woith all vou should he? If not,
join iur fln.Nc in Day or Night School and make ourseU'
Medford Commercial College
"Tha Sohool of Bost Roaults"
H. I. Van (lilder, C'ollcj-c Duildiu";,
J' S. Vuu (lilder, Priiu'iimlu. 31 North (Jrape Street.
A MERRY CHRISTMAS
A HAPPY NEW YEAR
TO EVERY ONE
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