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MEDFORD MAIL TRIBUNB
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PLUMSHl:il HVKUY Al'TintNOON
1TXCKPT SIMMY UY TUB
MUUFOUD 1'HINTINO CO.
Office Mall Tribune HulluW, 2C-37-29
-Sorlh Fir street, telephone. 75,
Tlio Dcuiocmtlo Times, ilia MeJforu
Mall, The .Medford Trllmnc, The Soulli
crn OreKonlan, Tlio AslilunJ Tribune.
8 no year, by mull J5.00
no month, by mall CO
1'cr month, dMIverml by carrier In
Medford, l'hornlx, JuckoiivllIo
ami Central I'olnt .SO
Saturday only, b) mall, por year..- 1 0
Wcoltly, per yeur ...- 1 80
Official Paper of the City of Medford.
Official i'nper of Jackson County.
Hntcrrd an second-class matter at
Medford, Oregon, under the act of March
Sworn Circulation for 191S 2456.
rull leased wlro Associated Press dls
Almost i.w-rx otiy-.
dSvory nluiiuil ntul alum into and
thulr respective wives and husbands
and former students ate urged to lie
present. Iowa City down) CltUuii.
What Ailed MTihV
Wordi from the Morgans at St.
Petersburg states that they have
Mat been the best at that place this
winter. Among other things they
My Mr, Hrlnckley fell and dislo
cated her shoulder. Other member
of the family IihU not fared no woll.
The Sablua (0.) New sItecord.
Vertls Itllxensteln was smiling on
lady friends lu these parts Sunday
afternoon. Union Cor. of the Gray-
vlll (111.) Mercury.
Wo know tho tioautlfttl spring Is
lioro. lint how can a mini expuct Ills
old cow to glvu milk when hur nd
dor looks llku tho awl vol mid uf u
cucumber. Washington (X. C.)
llu loved her.
TTo provo It, ho Rot nouscd
On 100-proof llckkur and wont
All over tho parlor rug;
llo lovod her.
To prove It, he threw up
J Us Job because ho not lonnsomo
"WorkliiB down tuoro in tho office,
Ho lovod hur. I
And he stuck around evory living
And never lot her forget what he
And ono ulonsuut evanlng
,ll(i ouiiki liouin lit up with
Tlio titirsml stuff
Add killwl her: lmcuuau
llo loved her.
!c. UJurk, you've got a real hap
ply little way about ou lu sending
ioutrlbs. to a funny eolyiim, haven't
you? Why don't ou apply your tal
onU lo sometWug merrier, like k tun
lug the illy morgue or luuulng an
To the Kdlter:
Why increase our in Indebtedness
b a bond issue to build a railroad to
title Dlue Ledge mine wheu we have
Umber enough In- sight of Medford
to keep a box factory and sawmill
running fur the neat twenty years?
Lt us develop what we have in sight,
which can be done without a bond
Issue. Let those Interested in the
Blue Ledge and other miuea form a
stock company, tell stock to shares
from llo to $100 each, then the
mine owners can take stock and help
build the road and ail others that
wish to become railroad inaguates. I
tblnk It a foolish venture for Med
ford to embark In the railroad busi
ness when there is no assurance that
It would be paying Investment.
We can have a bo factory, saw
mills and canneries without going to
tho Bine Ledge mine. . I expect to
be called a "knocker" because I take
kuoe with the powers that be, but
no matter; i ouid rather be called
a "knocker" than to be classed amoug
the boosters, for I never yet have
beard of a knocker being called a
liar, and there are many living wlt
ueases in the valley that will testify
that boosters are liars We defeated
a bond issue that would have been 4
tempera 6 relief to many of our nti
sens on the grounds that we kiiouid
not Increase our indebtedness- the
so-called business men belied defeat
It. Bu? now, aa this Is In the interest
f "big business," the merchants sre
ttMMlMOUa for it. We should vote
down all bond iseues,
w. 1. drummi.
AX iutitii'stiiiK glimpse of how a railroad uses parses to
influence courts and legislatures is shown h the
hearing being concluded into ihe affairs of the Louisville
& Nashville railroad by the interstate commerce commis
sion. Before the passage of the laws forbidding the giving
of passes in interstate commerce, suck methods were in
vogue tllroughout the country, but they are now confined
to a few southern stales.
The railroad viewpoint is illustrated by the testimony
of President Milton' A. Smith, who remarked:
"It la an exceedingly difficult matter to protect the property of a
largo corporation In states from confiscation by tho people, acting
through their lnw milking bodlos. You know all men arc free and equal,
hut ue could not got along without our plutocrat. Under our form of
Kovernipcnt t Is permissible to do anything necesstrv to get another
man's property provided ou can keep out of jail All legislative bodies
nro a menace; In action, tliey arc a calamity. They are many and nu
merous, and wo liave trouble at t linen with all of thorn, beginning with
congress and going down the lino to tlio town council. Wo must do
what we can to conclllato them all. Wo have to protect oursehos."
Therefore, the Louisville & Nashville issued passes in
Tennessee and Kentucky, in one year, to the value of
$122(5,221. Some were given to influence courts, some to
bribe legislators, some to kill and some to secure legisla
tion. Two trunks full of missives reveal the secrets of the
passes. Here is a sample:
"W II Ingram ha asked me for transportation for IiIm wife and
daughter Annie to Louisville. Ho Is tho Judc of (lie I'rluovlllo city
com t and has decided practically every case In our favor that Iihh come
before him, and wo have many small one. ItesldeM, ho la one of the
Hell county Jury commissioners and 1 think perhaps I will bo lu a po
sition, by getting this faor for lit tn. to get a better clues of jurors."
Another reads as follews:
"You will please be kind enough to return this letter with a pnso
for Or. 12. Foley from Williamsburg lo Lexington and return. The L.
& N. railroad company una some three or four canon of weighty Im
portance to be tried In the' Whltlov circuit court durliii; thu next
twelve days, beginning next Moudav The thirty men from whom the
Jury will be selected have already boon summoned. Among that num
ber Is a brother of Or. 1! Foley and also two of his close, HUbRtnutlfil,
persona! friends whulilen to him uud take hla advice gouornlly about
matters where they are Interestod." '
A sample of many hundreds of requests from members
of the legislature are those from IT. ,J. Meyers, running for
re-election, one of which cencludes: "Please send these,
and don't kick, as you know they will do me some good and
1 need theinall."
Ishain T By'roni, writing on the stationery of the house
of representatives, of Tennessee, Nashville, Ajril lo .1913,
asks for a half dozen passes for friends named, and adds
ti postscript saying: "Special. AVhat do you want me to
do with the bills now before the railroad committee? Let
me know at once."
It was by the free use of passes that our invisible gov
ernment was enabled to exercise such control throughout
the nation in the days gone by, for which the railroads are
burdened by watered capitalization and the public by ex
The uisses were both a source of blackmail by public
officials and self-protection and corruption by the rail
roads, aid it was a good thing for all concerned when they
What Became of Joe Dies?
I'ruo Story of Pioneer I)ny of Southern Oregon by (). ,, Stcarni.
(Ciinlinueil from Tluiid;i.)
Some time in lute November, 18111,
ColloHing tho incidcntx narrated,
(here enme through the country it Dr.
Dutltl, n lecturer on the then little
known ncieiice of lueeimirikm. The
doctor wus accomiMUiied liy a rather
frail-looking young man. ulmm the
dtM'tor Mated to be one ot the beat
tuhjooU then kuowi. in the United
State to UlnhtrHto thu iiricuiiny pow
er f the new heienee. The doctor
guve u lecture in oue of the two buck
liHililiogn uf which the little burg
honxicd, and it wu tiltcudetl h irnr
licully nil the adult imputation of the
lliice. Alter bin introductory re
mark, in which he gave u history of
uiPfcuiet'iMu, iu far o tbeu known, Ue
UfkeU t hut uii audience select three
of their nuiuber lo come up on tbe
singe to blind I old bin Mibert, whom
he hud memerued, uud who wu then
apparently in u profound -dumber,
reclining in on c-v chair. Tki rc
quet be said wnw mode to injure
iifc-uiut any .lecepliou or trickery on
hu art, a he expected lo demon
trnle hoc ery ruwarkable iower
of lii iibjeet that Would ugtt
tnckery a a poible explanation uti
les guarded ugaitM.
At the mulct of tbe audieuce the
following well-known citiwus were
elected and took up their xwitioii
on the pltvtt'unii: Orange Jacob, the
resident xchooliuaxtur, nl'terwnrdu
ib legate to cougTe. trom the terti
tory ot Waniiingtoji, and Inter chief
jtflicc of that Mtnte; l)r. Miuier, a
resident piiysician and the third
member, if I mi-iuke nut, wu the lute
Timothy Uaxenpolt. After the com
niittM had bound e'erul hundker
chicfn .ind mufflcit. around the nb
jvfl' head, the dot'tur, who tood all
the tunc at the farther end of the
i)lntt(ini), tiMruoifd the I'umiaittcc to
f.tbmit tich teMk
n placing sealed
letten. r folded newspaper hi hind
the subject 'h hcud. when he would
read the content, accurately. He was
then requested to describe orticlen in
the pockeU of any one in the audi-eni-e;
if a watch. g'e the factory
number and unv other items of iden
tifir.iimn thut tlic owner 1i.di If aas
r ui. , tin ,.,. i -i iii ,1 tli.ii In--till
i . i t . -.. --. . llu hl.il I ii, i. ,nl
Indigestion. One package
the mind of any imliiilual wil'i whnpi
be came in contact, and requested
that sonic member ol the audience eil
down by the side of the subject, clam
his baud mid cause his mind to travel
to hoiiio wnll-kiioHii )lnee, winch the
subject would proceed to doribo.
Hiring- rc(iieted so to do. Orange ,In
cobs tHk the elixir, grnMd the sub
jet' hand, who pioceedcd to de-
seiibe a farm with its fields, tiro,
fences and outbiiildingx, then the
house, viniting the vuiioiiH riMHiia, de
scribing the eiion in t lis bouse, tlm
books in the libiarv and liuiiiv oilier
tbiug so plainly that the audience
could almost see them. At Ihe con
elusion Mr. Jacobs stated Unit the
Mibjoei ilesenbiHl Ins boyhood liomn
iu .Michigan, his parents ami others
of the family, thut bis thoughts were
accurately described by Hie subject,
though he would not liuvu believed
audi a thing possible had he not him
self cxjM'rieuced it.
The doelor theh asked if there was
a'n.vtbiiiir moie that the oudieuoe
could think of to autisfv ihemaelves
of the truth of his eJaiius for the
fceicm-c. luiioediatelv sotttt) one in
the audience called out, "Send hiiu
uXter Joe Dies." Then vrtw of "Yes,
yes I That wilt be tt tet," came from
all over the room.
The doctor seemed nouplussed tint!
finally naked someone to explain
whut wus meant, when one ot the
committee explained thut Joe Dies
was the name of a uiuji who was ie
ceiilly lost in tho mountain., ihid of
whom no truce could be found,
Tbe doctor remarked that such a
task would be beyond the power of
hi iihjcct, unless theie wus at hand
aouieone who wm with the lost man
when last seen, iu order to place his
bubjeet "en jopport" uith the lost
man. Kcn then, he said, it was a
(pic-.tiou whether bis subject could
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aj ill' !(' w. s niiiiMn ii n w a .
- J "imi iiiuiq or U"ri". II
so hapMned thut Ilobart Tnylor was
in the audiem-e and immediattiv came
forward, took the chair at the sub
jeel's side and grasped his bund. Af
lei uu interval of silence the subject
began sH-akiiig in a slow, strained
voict that giew stiongcr as he pro
ceeded, and this i. the siihstiin,;., ,f
not i be -,K i -rt nl -. ni his t .t If.
( fo Iii- t mil in icil l
JOHN A. PERL
Sft 8. HAHTLin'r
I'lionm SI. 47 and -17-J
Aiabulanoe Htrrle ,.. OQO&tf
To the llditer:
Though I am awav Iroin tbe llomte
Ifiver valley most of (he tunc, it still
i the place 1 tnilv regard its home,
and 1 -stilt pay taxes theie. 1 think,
therefore, It is not uiieemlv for me
to intercut myself in Jaekson ctmnty
Ah an educator, whose eye cannot
ever Mrny very lar rroiu the school
ami their iirobleuis, 1 have been
watching with anxious concern the
development in connection with the
primary ciuntign over ibe country
scliool-siiperintctiidency. 1 refer to
the disposition not onlv of some of
tho public but apparently of some of
the candidate themselves to nnrd
the mipervisoi'ship of country schooU
ni a xtipertluity and wnte, 1 rinh
most canietly to recoixl myself nv
affirming that the man who takes
that attitude, whether he calls him
self educator or eiliren, is no inend
of the school. Tub's blindly unin
foimctl, lie Ik either n politician who
wants nn office ni nil costs, or else
that type of bad citircn who concciviH
his public duty to be confined to a
slashing of thu tax sheets.
To unv that the schools of ,lackon
county require little or no snueriiH
ion is vorv tlnttering to the good
tcni'lter of tboe schools; but is it
good seiio or good business .' If eiie
of the gentlemen who propose the
cutting' down or cutting out of conn
try sehool supervision uhuneed lo
come into ownership of a hundred
little ranches uf choice blooded sheep
corrcipendint: to the bundled odd lit
tle schools- scttttered over the level
and up and down the fur-nwav moun
tains nnd ennyons of Jackson county's-
,'ltlOO square miles, would be hon
estly eft poet those ranches and their
sheep to thtive without the boss fair
ly near and often Ml hand? Tea cli
ent like other human tend ttr get
slack and flieffcctive find to go to
pieces. Any experienced school man
can testify lo the queer and oecu
lonally atrocious things that happen
iu forgotten schools. The public is
no sufficient chock, because too com
monly tho public is not alert, and,
what U more, the public is no c.xH'H
jiuI'M', much It an oxitorl uide.
Neither does tin school ditcctor, by
being circled lo bis office, become an
educator, any moie than 1 should be
come n physlfiun by hnpponintr to be
given the oversight of a doctor's ol
lice ami practice. And what arc the
caiplitl facts about these teachers
who are to be released from super
vision Down' lo this present school
year graduate of the eighth grade
were admissible to the count r teach
er.' examinations, and of the candi
dates who actually presented them
selves, 81) per cent wote only cighlh
gradc graduates. I do Mot wish to be
misiiiulerstiMsl- H. KirH w,, mafci.
up Ihe rank ami file of our rural
teachers an- iood, boncsl, earnest
Voting souls, nnd Dm relloclion i. on
sooiety rather than on them; necr
tbeloss, for the momentous husine
of eivib.atioii and liuiiianitv which is
devolved upon them us traineis of the
youug thev arc mostly little lHttcr
than children, with a pitiiiil ilctic
ieitey of preMimtioH and cxuciicncc.
To ofler to take these touchers rom
under all close diiectiou, ami lo
isiiiit to the uwod old limc- of a lew-
years ago when thev got along with
out it, k to propose to let oui rural
schools slide buck.
It is no situate answer to sa, "Let
the superintendent insis-l his
schools." The superintendent should
actively take a port iu the business,
of course, but every dav there coim-i
up in his ulticc mutters that ciuui.il
be turned nei to a mere ch-ik -meetings
u the county school bourd,
gatbenng. ot teachers and otluei-.
visitn of dirtcturev teucbers, paixMits,
ehildiwi with their troubles a ad prob
lems os huMrtant us any that arise
out in the field. The "deputy" who
could handle the si fairs would not
be a clerk, but man or woman re
quiring to he p.ud ttdlv o well as .mv
I wondi r ii ihe pcismi- who pio
cjaun, "Lit Ihe sui'ci'Mitcjident do
To Make Skirt Clear
Jswi't worry almut skin trouble, on
inn bvr a i Imr. iun oinploxion by
uing a lilll" vino, obtain"! at any dnz
toro for '., or etr laign Itoiito ii
Zomn eady amoves all trnn-s or pini
,bM, blaK li'ML. siina, and ringworm
and makes llu- skin clear aud haltln
Xeiuo is i,oilier wat'iy, etiiky
tiriKV anil M.iiin nullnns It is fa.il
aptdieii mid ' -'" ' in"11 Intl. (r e,
apjiliiutioa. It is nlwujs il jii uijuliln,
Medford House Movers
HOUSES, BARNS, GARAGES,
il. ' (.ni .ni nb a oi t'u'Qi i o tin
lob ' I Ii m .ilu.uh ml. J.i U
in c intitv h,i iiuill sqiMte mill-,
uu ll mountain ami iuiioii. uud
tinuc than a hundred school die
(nils. I hnve ridden over ome por
tions o( Utid tcirilory in the plcasunt
season, with one of Ihe young men
who have been holding the suienis.
or's position the lust two or thrtH
veins. Il was then what I wns nbb
to see what must be the nature of
Ins wotk when, in making his rounds
in the dead of winter, he bus to trudge
ten, fifteen nnd even twenty miles n
day. through impossible roads or no
roads Ht nil, shin-high in mud, hip
high iu snow.
This is no fuirv tale, but the literal
fact. It was on mv coming to real
ise it that I colieeiveil for the man
himself who did this lliiug cheerfully,
eagerly nnd wMI, the niliniritfinn and
friendship which I be if gladly nvow,
and for bis I'uHX'tion as nu educational
and eociologieal power for good, the
deep rosMct I have. However, the
quest ion is net of this or thut indi
vidual, but of tbe work lo Ik- done.
When Jackson county rcdneed its
supervisors from two to one it took
a falsi1 step of economv. To abolish
them altogether would be a public sin.
Nnkodtv put. il would be snving a lit
tle moliev bv scltuig the hundred
country schools nnd their scmi.iI
thousand chibicu beck.
tii-ninn: m:im .
roilluml. Max I.1
men like the punch, dash, vim
nnd vigor of the great Ameri
can smoke "Bull" Durham.
Whet ever the flag goes there
you'll find theoe lively lads
"rolling their own" with.
It tahca only n little practice
to learn to "roll your own"
xvith "Bull" Durham. Simply
get the knack then you'll
enjoy your cigarette as you
never did before.
Rolled in a cigarette "Bull"
Durham gives you the frcf heat,
mildest, wholsaomest smoke
in the world.
For far-Rieater smoking
pleasure and satisfaction "roll
yourown" v ith "Bull" Durhnm.
Ath for FRCB
patkage ofpapirii" '
with each 5c ocr,'
if T'l i ,! ' '
TttC AULRtrAN TttiUaO 'WtXMX,
Auto Service Irom liagle Point
to Medford nnd Hack
The uudemignod will leave Frank
Lewis' confectionery every day ex
cept Sunday for Medford with his
auto at 1 o'tloi k p m., arriving at
1:00 p. in. Liave N.inb Hotel, Med
ford, at r, oo r m , arrive ICagla
Paint at t. on p m. A part of tbe
traffic 1 solicited S. II. HAlLNIlIl,
Kagle I'olnt. Oregon.
Import) il i'Miiuioii Sulliou own
ed by WrfUii kuio will maliu the
stand at liuiu j )aru Ahlilud, Mon
day and Tucsilui Talent Wednesday
and Thurxil.iv . Aiumii Oniu I'lidav
f i VsKTl4iSBBC3Msfa!aMgVVMA Iff
b -vasr " vwi cm
No Appetite Little Sleep'
Sjinptonis of a Hun-down ( nmlitluu.
Wo llitve a Itemed), i
We ask every weak run-down per
sou In Medford to try our. Vluol. with i
the tyiderstandinM that their monev
will Ih? returned If It does not rc-ei- j
tablish their health. Letters like the
following give us confident c:
"1 am In the mtlllnerv IiunIucsh and
on my feet most of the time. I got I
so weak and run-down that 1 lost mv I
appetite and was unable to sleep, hud i
a severe chronic cold and lout mv
color. I learned about Vtnol through
n friend, and within three weeks after '
taking It t noticed an Improvement,
and soon gained In weight, bealih
and strength. I am recommendluc
Vluol to my friends and thev alto
speak highly of It." Catherine Hoar,
Weal Chester. X. Y.
Ill hundreds of cases where old
fashioned cod liver and emulsions
have failed to restore strength and
health, Vlnol has aureeded. because
while II contain alt the curatives
thev do. Its good work l not retarded
bv useless grease and oil Medford
ARTHUR 0. SPENCER
t'andliluic for Inle ui' L.iici-to
N.vnu.N.M. m:iM m.u w n ia-
i'lcdgc" himself to fiiltlilullv Hiipporl
tho people's nominees To refrain
1 1 inn attempting to control oi Inflii
eoie federal appointment '. I'rlmni.i
liilloii Mm I'" I'M i
i I'altl dv i
HARRY N. L0FLAND
i,. n in i i.i . i'i i"i
l,.ltlM -nil of I n Icon C 'ollllt V .
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DR. J.W. MORROW
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TIM I. CAUIL it
Leave Medford tor Ashland, 118
and t'honnlx daily, except 8und.ir p.
s oo a. m 1:00, :00, -1:00 ami - 10
p. m. Also on Saturday at 1) i .. 0
m. Sundays leave at 8:00 and A d
a. m. and 1:00. 3 00. 5 SO aal f t .
p. m. Iave Ashland for XI 1 x
dally, eicept Sunday, at 9:01 . id
1:00, 2:00, 4.00 and 6:16 . m. . JO
on Saturday nights at 6:l tb
x'SO. Sundays leave Ashlaud at
a. m. and 1:00, 4:80, 6:10 and l- -
w. w. trua:
For County Assess
Experieucad and On
Next Friday Is the
7 x i w.w.tjk
Will U'Ctt, 1.0I4C
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1 provottit, 20oatullUruyuia)ti.
612 S. Newtwn, 737 W. Mtli St. uud UaUrday.