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MEDFORD MAIL TRIBUNE
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Office Mnll Tribune IlultdliiK, 25-I7-2
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The Dtmoerntlo Times, The Medford
Mull, TJib Meilford Trtiune. Tho Houtti-
cm ureconan, tho Anmunu Truuiie.
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Entered bH noconil-olumi mutter at
Meilford, Oregon, under the act of llurch
Hworn Circulation for 19l4, 2C88.
1'ull leased wire Associated I'rets dlt
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4 papers promptly, phone Circu-
Utlon Manager at 250-R.
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HONG KONG KOLIJM
Why (iooh tliu minora man put a
black covor over IiIh JumuI? (Ho
cluimu him (( you on jjIubb tipnldo
down alhiminiec fuel hIo cheap.)
Ht. I.ouln ninii operated on 1.11
tliiiOH.-ui'WH and luiltH In hoHpltnl to
pnnn the Unto uwny. (Maybe lio'u an-
other victim of piofoBBlonnl nnrloK-
of any mnall mennncHs or crline,"
of any any hiiuiII uicnnnunn or crime,"
mild the thoughtful Individual at tlio
lunch coiiuter. "Well," returned hU
par, "perhaps IV bocuiiHe It U ho
hard for tbttin to atoop to anything
low." ' ;
SpoakltiR of the. new verb "to ford,"
a Lou AnKeleit vuKrant, up In court,
defended hlnmolf like thin: "I'm Just
a j)oor, hownt fordor. My wlfo an'
I couldn't ncrci). I dug out; and I'vo
been fording around the country over
Xiiw, All TKtllicf
Hint; a Bone of front Mratn, fiddles
Ntnrt to wliln;
Tour and twenty chnriiR k'iIh Htand
. Iiik in a Hue.
When tho hIiow Ih opened they all ori
gin to HinK,
And not u perron In the liotino can
underotand u tlilnR.
Kunnan City Journal.
filr llerhert Tree, tho eminent Hn'R.
Huh notor, who rerently vlnlted tho
United Hlntex told this ntnry at u ban
quet In Now Yerk:
A Scotch tttnKo mannKer Kent two
atace handtt up In tho wIiirs armed
with hli; brown ImBB of confetti to
create n nnow tic one. At the climax,
the enow dwindled.
"Whaur'H the nnow?" cried the
"All the white paper's Bono," whU
Ijernd buck the Htaco hands,
"Then uimw bioon, ye Idlolsl" call
ed tlio Scolrhman, "snaw hroon!"
HnyH the filrl on the Film
.Maybe I I'd because dylnp U ho pop
ular In Huropo that tho ho ml old V.
S. A. Is Hiifferlni: from a shortage of
Alrtt, Xewlywed: John, dear, what
uru tho best thltinn to put In a ChrlMt-
J. I).: Tgtith, my dear, teeth.
K. II. Uuruham Ih a pnimlnent flro
Innurauco aKent of Hutlaud, VI.
Sir: Who wtarlod the layltiK that
r man's wire li hli better half? (I'rob
nbly Koine man's wife Kd.)
(leorKlu iH-Uou camp riot quelled
by Mtntlt tliiK Ice watwr on tbe rioters
thtouli a Kluut botte. (ThU lundo of
wirfarv inlr.ht luteroat thnun iierap
iJuk In lIutopA?)
"0un )Qur now ciMtk umbo fanoy
"Not 08 easily n she mm biOMk
"Too .Much MiuImuI"
(I'tolii I'luHmier. Idaho, Heporter )
Mr. and Mrs. U1 .Mubturd m.idtt a
trip to 1'lumuior TuadKy.
vMm. Kd Muntatd upcnt Sunday at
t)io HuRsurd home.
""' IM. MulurU lettuncd from Spo
, kuue Mooda
' ?i ...
A Crtoil ltiHii
Dolly (Hg Cl -Why oc ih Ht
ati all over aculu wImh H gm
IS. Iloitbi ?
JloliUy'-lotuM VI l anlurky
nujilbor, I nupiioiir Ckly
ATTJIff'1'IO.V A. I'. .V A. M.
, 3liA$tl MWHiuiiirtitn ibl?
sky)veivIor. l n. lMll
Vtlon r oriirt-ra it iltknn.
iirnd l?b p'H,.ni
A N OH oi.lii. i i ii.
FRENCH, THE FAILURE
IX war tlicro is oven less i!jtee tlism in petK'C for the man
who fails. In war. human lives are at slake. In poaee,
only dollars. .It is therefore imjierative that when the
commander of an army fails to make good he make way
The failure of the allies on the west, front has been
largely due to the failure of CI en era 1 French as a command
ing general. Had he been under .J off re he would have been
relieved of command after the battle of iMons. Hut not
withstanding repeated failures, he was kept in command
by the British cabinet, though his masterly inactivity and
masterly retreats have needlessly and profitlessly sacri
ficed thousands of valiant men.
.Following the war council of the allied nations at Paris
has come a general.shake-up in 'British commands. It is
reported that this step was demanded by France and Bus
sia as imperative to the retention of confidence. What the
British failed to see, the foreigners early comprehended
that Britain had the men, and the arms, but not the brains
at the front to use them.
(leneral French's failure began at the beginning. At
the battle of jMons he delayed retreat twenty hours after
being informed by Joffre that the French to the east were
in retreat before overwhelming forces. In the retreat
that followed his command was nearly destroyed, whereas
the two French armies, retreating in time, checked their
pursuit. But JolTi'c, on account of the British retreat, had
to give up the line of the Champagne and the Sonnne and
retire to the Marne.
At the .Ala rue, French failed again. His inexcusable
delay permitted Von Jvluck to draw back and attack the
Paris army. In consequence the decision of the battle
was not before Paris, as planned by .loffre, but obtained
at La I'Vre Champeiiuise by Foch. Had French not failed,
the battle of the Marue would have cleared France of
The battle of Yprcs involved no tactics or strategy
just a battle of grit a soldiers' battle. Hut even here the
reserves were slow in being brought up.
Neuve Chapelle was a failure after a brilliant charge
and tremendous slaughter simply because, after the Ger
man lines were broken, no reserves were hurled forward,
the Germans had time to reform and bring up reinforce
ments delay lost a great victory.
French or Kitchener, or both, are to blame for the mun
itions scandal. The liritish were unprepared for the great
spring drive and Germany over-ran ttussia.
The fall drive found the Hritish with plenty of muni
tions and plenty of men. .loffre struck in Champagne,
French in Arfols. Again the British broke the German
lines and went, far forward. Again there were no sup
ports. Troops were left forty-eight hours in their ad
vanced positions without reinforcements. The Germans
massed their reserves and came back and tin' French had
to send reinforcements to hold part of the gains made.
Loos was a second Xeuve Chapelle. French had failed
Kitchener should be the next to go. He has not made
good and there is no room for failures in war. The lirit
ish should ndont .loffre 's tactics force the voiuur. ener-
getie men who have proven
the aged 1 allures.
ATRULV remarkable instance of hyphenated logic is
tho indorsement in the last issue of "The Father
land" of Itoosevelt as the Gorman-American presidential
candidate by Hugo Muensterberg, professor of psychology
at Harvard' university, and one of the mouthpieces of the
German-American propaganda in the Tinted States.
No one has been bitterer against Germany and the Ger
mans than Roosevelt. His condemnation of the Wilson ad
ministration has been principally because the president
did not declare war upon Germany at the beginning on
account of the violation of Belgian neutrality. Uoosevelt
lias belittled and derided neutrality at every opportunity
and emphatically and hoist rously advocated war.
hi a recent letter Uoosevelt stated that he could never
forgive the administration for not declaring war against
Germany upon the sinking of the Lusitania, as he fully
expected to organize and lead a brigade of troops across
the seas, and the peaceful proclivities of the administra
tion caused "the great disappointment of my life."
Professor Aluenstcrhcrg evidently takes these anti
German outbursts jis pure dcumgogisui, declares that
Uotwevelt would have "resisted Knglaud's attack against
American independence." as he describes the cutting of
German cables, and proceeds to evolve the untaxing theory
that "the psychological equation of his ( Uoosevelt 's) per
sonality makes him a pro-German in all that is best in him,
and only his temper and his perpetual desire to be with
the mtiKses made him a pro-ally." Therefore German
Anicricnus should favor Uoosevelt as against Wilson and
the professor holds there is no other choice.
In this connection, there can he little doubt that Uoose
velt is an active candidate for the presidency, lie wants
it as badly as he did in 10V- when he ruined his part j
because it wa denied him. lie is threatening to repeat,
tlio performance now, unlchs he is allowed to name the can
fildntf preferably hinwelf. The billionaire dinuer gien
by K. II. Gary of the steel trust, attended b the masters
of li nance, at which Lwweelt was the guest f honor, in
(UcatcH tliNt he has reached an nureetnent with Wall street,
which ctuitrolii the G. 0. P. umrhiue. Stand-pa. his iua
ror, Um ihey will take their medicine wheu th. heir
llunr uMtci'K voice, with the npniU of office n reward.
So the hyphenated citi.en iu all likelihood will he ien
a cllUIH C I" i'M'1'i-lse Ills pv . jolv;iiJl logic ;U1 u- 'n
'IVtl.lx. . I
their ability ahead and retire
I'M SHAVING MY EYEBROWS. SIR, SHE SAID
They're sliitviux their eu-brok-
Who 'J The sells in Chicujto, wheie
litis 1'ad started.
Kyebrowx, y'know, have yot to lie
thin and even. Fashion wi.vh so.
Mr. V. .1. Kmerick',
You kuow me.
I'm the until
Who eluiMHd you
AeioiiK two ulnte
To auk .
Where I oouhl kill
A page lieu,
And you told me.
And I did. '
Well, the other night
I went to the IIoIIhihI,
Which 1m MU)ii)sed to he
A ciuii't liotel,
And I went to lied
And tried l pliHtf
Hut the S. tralnH
Trying to nrnko
.lolui .M. &eott
And I eoultlii't felfrp
For a loiut time.
And when 1 dotted
1 hea id u ijiul . .,
And horse,; IVot,
And hhoitiK. and ytt.
So out I mulled
Into the hall
In my hjmiumm,
And met a hidy.
She wiii. dienxed
III nhoit -l.lll-
DKI.III, Dee. Z. ia London, D(H'.
27. A vIroioiih awrnult aRsliifct the
Hrltluli tones at Kut-ol-Auwro
driven hack Saturday with lioavy
loasofl, HceoidiiiR to an official report
received from (Jeuiiral Townslmnd,
the llrltUh eommandur.
The lepoit says:
"Vestcntay the enemy lnunohed a
determined attack ngint portion
of our positlom which w-a ropuld
with an eimmy Iom of from 000 to
(00 killed and wounded. , Our cas-j
uultlen were under SOU."
U. S. AMBASSADOR T
1'iederiek Cnurtinuil I'enfiohl,
will be rtttllert from ttie I
State enilHty at VitHiim if Austria
UuiiKxry rtffta t UdMVw vm
ldoiug of tho ArnntAH, Amtn
by PrvMrifHt WUuflM.
So whi'ti u ee itei' fooling on
the top draw ol the tnedieiiie eahiuet
wlieic ou keep voiir alety furor
Look out !
FiM t In nir vou know ou'll lie biiy-
iiij; new lilndc" lor mother and the
kids, as well.
I And Iw neck,
And imiiii and Mowder,
And she wiin calmly Ntaudiu?,
Kiiiokinir ii eitniette
lleHiile n Ittfc 1'at man,
Who hHrf u mrtoklnjf pin
jm h hiiiitl.
iiiid on I tie floor
Wm a mail
With IIih Idond
Stmntiiiufr t'miu a glmtlly wound
In hi head.
It wjh Itiitrihle,
Ami I fninted.
And when I eamc lo
"Who were thoy?
"Wuh he .ht.t?''
Antt Uiry Miid:
Nut even Imlf mImiI."
Tt u Il4h 1,'uhl.
Atltl the fut man '
Ami tlu, painted Indy
Wit Sinter JollnMtu,
ho wn aetiiiK
At the l'nierity eluli .
High jink". -And
I wuttl to Hk you,
Tf yon won't hove
little John Wenteitnnd
1 IW tukiuu my mowy
At his hotel
I And keiuiii; iii- awake.
' III' W.t .'II. I ill' lllllK ll A.
MKltl.lX, Dec - -Only inlnlnK
opei ul lean hIouk the Kruco-ltelglau
front are mentioned In today' offl
eial stuleiHent by (ierinau arm) boail
(uartwi. The statement follew:
"A center mado by h 1' ran oh mine
exploded In front of our position
norlhoat of Xeuvlllo Iium been occu
pied by ur. An enemy mliw xplo
lon on ('ombre hill funned little dam.
hm. OtherwlHe there have been no
ineideuu of ImportMUce.
"There U iiolbiitK to report from
tho eastern and llalkftn I bee tors of
iiitwl b tt-i. r
tr 4 V3Br
CRATER LAKE PARK
.Klamath F.tlN lleiahl.)
The tiune Iihiii nt Yellowstone
I4ii Iv may huve nxuls in tnme heats,
in (rater Iuke National park, nc
eoiilinir to Aithur .Mitchell, watch
man at the camp of" the United States
coips of eiifiiieeri, who enine iu a
lew day hjjo after n tonj; sojourn iu
eliare ol the eiiBineering hendiiiar
ters. "1 ws for koiiio ycai-K connoeled
with Yoilowstoiie ai'k," wiy- Mr.
Miteh'iil), "and I know the attraction
the hears have there for visitor. Thin
full bears mve been plentiful iu Crit
ter Lake paik. and they ale mi un
afraid of men that thoy lime conic in
and stolen our meat on n couple of
oceai-ioiis. 1 have also seen a hear
looking in my cabin window, and lnte
this fall they were to he found at all
of the j.'ailuic holes at former en
gineering camp-, rustling what rniti
they could hcloie hthcruntin?.
''The hears seem to be assured of
meeting no harm iu 1'iielc Sam's park
limits, for they make little effort to
hide from passcf-by. Ne.t i-prinir
anil summer I look for the hears to
become pretty well doniestieated, and
they may pel haps become ued to jio
itiK to the vicinity of the liotel at the
rim lo rocure sernps of food."
The engineering headipiarters i-.
between the park heiidipiarters ami
the rim ol the lake. Air. .Mitchell, ae
c'.i'i'ini' t Head Itniuccr II. F. Mh
inypi", lins also formed a jtreitt friend
xlnp for a marten, ami the little fel
low ha-- mailc ihnl trips to Mitchell's
cabin lor tnml A ni.ttu ih i r ih
also IimiiiiI li i'i in hum i ri w tin-,
vcar, l.uiU throiiLli the i Units ol
Mitelul'i who -. a M'l.it lovi r n a. i
tuic EVERY THREE MINUTES
ONE DIES IN THE U. S.
The Anti-Tuberculosis Society illus
trates the frightful toll of consumption
by extinguishing a light every three j
minutes, and shows that it is the man ,
or woman, girl or boy, who neglects
colds, whose blood is impure, who feels i
weak and languid, who is the very j
one to contract tuberculosis and j
none ate immune. I
Uuriiig changing seasons, or aftur
sickness, blood-quality is most impor
tant, and if you and your family will
take Scott's rJuuUion after meals it
will charge jour blood with heulth
Mtntaininn richness, cjulckcu circulation,
and strt'iiKllu-u liotb Iuiiks ami thnwt
Scott is free Irom alcohol i-iuy to
take it cannot lmrm Oil a lioule to-dnv.
tK.vtt&lkiviui. lUooinbclii. .S J. y'2i
JOHN A. PEEL
iiH S. nAKTi.urr
Phones M. -17 and 17-12 !
Ainbiilanco Service Coroner .
MEDFORD S LEADING
Moving Picture Theater
Oae-act pla under tho direction of the .imuteur plujers' com
niltice of tlie Drama Lentfiia Center.
The cat emlirace the best of our local taleut: llolbrook With
Ington. Inex Coffin, Siman Demi, J. Dunbar Ca, Milton Schuhard,
ami fiurald Soo.-mIth.
"A CHILD IN JUDGMENT"
Three-act lMUon featuio.
"NEAL OF THE NAVY"
I'letu refine, romantic and patriotic two-act drama
"IT HAPPENED AT SNAKE VILLE"
One act Kian.i loiuedy
mi vnvwt i: in ; pint is. i - i:ifi .-..ni.wc
d- . t mr &v uih Tira-atN - )i:
EXTRA BIG FEATURE ON TODAY
t'hurlott W.ilkir in a .sicil n
A ii.tui n.-ver to lie forotu-n.
NOTE TUESDAY'S PROGRAM
The Blindness of Virtue
No child iiiulr fourteen )cam oi age will lie udmittett. Iery
Moikvr. Kalhar, Son aud Daur.ttr .should e thU idciure hiii
U pndoraed by torn of ih besi-knowa .lerpiu of Ih dunir.
Wettsgitre vou thu nothinK ll! ! nliin in itiU pic t,ir lo ofrend
On 1 1 -1 Miidiou- Sit- tin- l'u. ;
; ONLY SEVENTH OF
A tabulnleil sinii-neiit'ol the an
nual production ol the .ipple districts
ol this country Would -.eive to disil
lusion the minds of innnv people who
believe that the west leads in com
mercial apple production. Caietully
collated lepoits iroai tlio raiironiis
ami boat lines of the apple prodiu mif
reifious for the hist crop year ;ive
I.I.OnO.OOn buhels of apple re ened
for hhipinenl in the entii'u rfnleil
StMto. Of Uiee, nn.HO.'l.OllO wero
shipped from ct-t of the Mississippi
river and 14,00(1.0(10 from wc-t ol tho
Takiiift out the 7..'i78,0IIO bushels
of apples produced in the Missouri
Kivor volley, necoiilinjr lo the Frutl
drawer of St. Joseph, M'o., leaws
only (i.-l'JH.OHO IjiisIipU, which is the
total production of the l'aeifie coast
stales last year.
The slates east of tho Allegheny
mountains produced 'J.i,'JS(i,000 bush
els, the Purine stale (I, I'JH.OIIO hush
pin and the middle western states
The eastern states are the oldest
apple-proiluciiijr section, bat reliable
reports indicate that the industry is
(jiouiiM' mine rapidlv in the middle
west than iu nnv other seetion.
It will he seen from these tij;urcs
that the apple-producing Vcuiniw of
the Pneitie const have scarcely more
tliiiu made a start as a factor iu tlio
apple markets of the umlil. 'I'he
ipiality of tboir nuplPK. however, lus
made their product n (iriinc taMirite
iu tho choicest murkcls, both domes,
tic ami foreign. Ami yet it is not il
that Ihe r.ite of primres hi in-.' made
'in the apnlc indiisi mi tin-, i i
, lar exceeds thai ol either ol t!u
' filbiT ili-i i'i- in propoitiou lo the
aje ol the business.
20S- Kjist Main Sli-eel,
The Only Exclusive
in Soul hern Oregon
Negatives AHide any time or
phico hy appointment.
We'll do the rest
E. D. WESTON, Prop.
.. ...tt iiroili.cnou ol t'liarlc Ken-