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MEDFORD, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1909.
WILL BE PLACED
Railroad Company Makes Formal
Announcement of Its Plans
Will Beautify Its Right of
Way in This City.
NEW BUILDING TO BE
OF STONE AND CONCRETE
Will Be Built With Eye to Future
With Accommodations for In
Formal announcement was made
Wodnosday by tho Southern Pacific
of the speedy construction of a $40,
000 passenger depot at Medford, to
bo located on tho site of tho section
house, two blocks north of tho pres
ent depot, and tho construction of a
large freight depot two blocks south
of tho presont structure Tho rail
road's right, of way between tho two
depots- will bo parked, adorned with
fountains and otherwise beautified.
Tho new passengor depot will bo
of stone and concrete nnd designed to
nccominodato tho traffic for a city
many times tho present sizo of Med
ford, nhowine tho railroad's faith in
Medford's future. Tho present depot
will be moved south to bo used in
connection with tho new freight do
pot, and warehouses along tho right
of way will bo removed.
Announcement of tho railroad's
plans followed a visit from Superin
tendent Fiolds, who arrived in his
special car on the morning's train.
Members of tho city council and
Mayor Canon wore takon to inspect
the sites of tho now depots by Agent
Iioponbau'm and approved tho selec
tions. Mr. Rosonbnum agreed to re
quest tho company to station a flag
man at tho Main-street crossing to
warn tho public of npproaching trains
and provent accident.
Tho removnl of the depot will en
nblo tho Main-streot crossing to bo
open for traffic all the time and end
tho train blockades that liavo recent
ly become a feature of Medford's
life. Medford long sinco outgrow its
dopot facilities and as it is doing
more railroad business than nny
point in Orogon outside Portland, the
announcement of now structures was
Chnilgitig the depot may have some
effect upon tho business district, as
the presont business section has
grown up around the station houso.
It will probably givo Central avenue
property owners a chance to make it
a business street and also make
Sixth street desirable for business
Arthur Brown, Publisher, and B. H.
. Harris, Timberman, Talk With
Stranger In Train, Then
Find. That He Is ead.
TRAIN 16 HELD WHILE
UNDERTAKER IS CALLED
Man Bore Papers Bearing Name of
Thomas Moone and Issued in
New York In 1868.
Arthur Brown, publisher, "and B.
H. Harris, timberman, both of this
city, after meeting a strangor on
train 10 in Ashland last evening, nnd
chatting for sovoral moments, sud
denly discovered that tho man was
dead. Tho train was held while an
undertaker was called and th) body
Messrs. Brown nnd Harris wero in
Ashland j'cstordny on business.
Train 10 wns many hours Into, it
being near midnight when they en
tered tho train to come to Medford.
When thoy entered they noticed a
man of apparently 00 years of ago
sitting in tho conch and fell into con
versation with him. For somo mo
ments thoy talked and then, accept
ing tho invitntion of tho man, seated
themselves. Thoy continued to chut
nnd thought nothing of tho fact that
tho man did not respond.
A littlo later spmo passengor pass
ing through tho car happened to
glance at the- faco of tho local men's
companion. He stopped, gasped,
leaned forward nnd whispered:
"My God! That man is dend!"
Both turned to glance at tapir
nowly found companion and found
that ho was, dead.. Mr. Brown felt
the dend man's pulse, but got no
response. Tho body wns still warm.
Tho train was held while an under
taker was called and tho body re
Wednesday morning it was found
that tho man's nnmo was Thomas
Moone and that ho had boon natural
ized in Green county, Now. York, in
180S. Ho also boro a railroad timo
check. Tho .body is boincr held pond
ing an effort to hear from somo rel
ative or friend.
LONDON, Nov. 3. A big sensn
tion wns created in political circles
tonight by a report tlmt tho plans
for the last Dreadnought launched,
which should have been returned to
tho admiralty, have disappeared.
Tammany Loses Fight in New York
With Exception of Gaynor
for Mayor, Who Won . 7
TOM L. JOHNSON LOSES "
OUT IN FIFTH RACE
McCarthy, Union Labor Candidate, Is
New Mayor in San Francisco
Whitlock Elected in Toledo.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 3. Tho
count in yesterday's election is pro
ceeding slowly. It is estimated thai
P. H. McCarthy, tho union labor can
didate, is elected mayor by SO'JO plu
rality. Charles M. Fickort !us won over
Francis J. Ileuey by 1000 votes.
Tho board of supervisors will prob
ably stand: Unionla.bor, 10; rcpubic-
nus, 5; democrats, 3.
NEW YORK, Nov. 3. Tha dom
ination of Tammany Hnll by Charles
Murphy nnd Dnniel Cogolnn is believ
ed to bo at an end followiL.' tho Tam
many defont at yesterday's election
with tho exception of Gaynor for
mayor, who wins by at least 00,000.
Personally, Murphy dotcsted Cog
olnn nnd forced tho nominations, be
lieving Hint Gaynor's porsonnl popu
larity would elect tho wholo ticket.
I Charles H. Wliitmnn, fusionist, wns
elected successor to District Attornoy
Jeromo over Goorgo Gordon.
Tho full oxrent of Tammany's do-
feat is- shown by tho fact that the
board of estimate, which controls $1,
000,000,000 a year expenditure, will
stand: Fusion, 13 votes; Tammany, 3.
Tom Johnson Whipped.
CLEVELAND, O., Nov. 3. Follow
ing his defeat by Herman Basher, re
publican, for the mayoralty, Tom L.
Johnson announced that ho would bo
a oandidnto two years henco. Tho do
feat of Johnson is cinhned to bo tho
result of loss of confidence in tho low
fare ndvocnted by Johnson.
ROCHESTER, Nov. 3. Tho entire
republican ticket wns olocted hero
yesterday by a plurality of 0500. Hi
ram Edgerton is mayor.
BUFFALO, Nov. 3. Louis Fuhr
man, democrat, was elected by 1300
yesterday. Republicans fill tho ro
ninindor of the city tickot.
TOLEDO, Nov. 3. Brand Whitlock
independent, wns ro-elected mnyju- by
ALBANY, N. Y., Nov. 3. Jamos
McEwan, ropublicnn, wns clectod
mayor. Tho entire city nnd county
tickets wont ropublicnn by 5700.
Tho next assembly will bo compos
ed of 200 republicans, 48 democrats,
n gain of two republicans. Tho, son
sational feature of tho election was
the, .defeat of State. .Senator John'
TOELECTNEW ASKS E
Annual Meeting of Commercial Club
Will Be Held This Evening
All Members Are Urged
ANNUAL -REVIEW OF
WORK TO BE MADE
Plans Will Be Placed on Foot for
Coming Year's Work Much
to Be Done.
' Tho annual meeting of tho Medford
Commercial club will bo hold this ovo
ning in tho Commercial club rooms,
and ovory member is urged to attend.
Now officers nro to bo olected for
tho coming year and reports of pres
ent officers made.
Tho work of tho past yoar is lo
bo roviowed and plans put on foot
for handling tho work "during tho
coming year. Each year in tho past
has seen tho club grow in strength,
nnd in its ability to got results, and
tho next year's work is to bo under
taken with a vim. '
Every mombor is needed at tho
meeting this evening.
TALENT BEATS THE STATE
UPON LARGE POTATOES
TALENT, Or., Nov. 3. (Special.)
C. Cary was doubtful that tho 11
potatoes mentioned in tho Oregon
Journnl ns weighing Si1 pounds and
measuring fivo foet in length were
tho biggest in Orogon, so ho picked
out tho same number of his Early
Sunrise potatoes, grown without ir
rigation, .between tho rows of his
fruit trees, nnd found that thoy meas
ured oight feet in length and weighed
TALENT, Or., Nov. 3. (Special.)
Tho Talent bnnk hns just complet
ed a cement cnult and hns installed
within it one of tho Intest 'improvod
safes, so that that institution hns
now every facility for.tho safeguard
ing of funds nnd pnpers in its charge.
C. W. Woltors has just completed an
addition to his storo building, which
gicos him nmplo room, His storo now
covers an cntiro block.
Raines, prosidont pro tern of t ho sen
ate, for yoars republican lender of
PROVIDENCE, R. I., Nov. 3.--Comploto
rotunis show republicans
won n sweoping victory in Rhode' Is
lnnd. Pothior wns olocted governor,
BOSTON, Nov. 3. Draper wns re
elected governor by n majority of
loss than 0000.
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 3. Sara P.
Rotan was re-elected district attor
ney on tho republican ticket.
SALT LAKE, Utah, Nov. 3. Tho
American anti-Church party elected
Major J, S. Brnnsford mayor by n
substantial majority. They algo elect
ed 18.cbuucilmen.' .
During Month of October Great
Strides Were Taken Towards
Ciciv Improvement In
4076 FEET OF SEWER
MAINS WERE PUT IN
Many Streets Have Water Mains Laid
Grades Established for
In no bettor way is tho growth tlmt
tho city is making roflccted than in
tho roport of City Engineer Harry
E. Foster for tho month of Octobor.
Wnter and sewer mnins have been
constructed on ranny streots, sido
walks made nnd other improvements
According to (lie report, which was
filed with the city council Tuosdny
evening, during tho month - tho fol
lowing sowers havo boon construct
ed: In block 25, 300 f cot; Ilnmilton
streot, 811 feet; block 10, 300 feet;
Rivorsido nveuuo, South, '150 foot;
South Orange, 385 feet; Rose avenue,
000 foot; Summit avenuo, 000 feet,
making a total of 4070 foot of 'sow
ers completed during tho month.
Thirty-threo ponnits woro issued for
During tho month grades havo been
established for sowors as follows: On
Pio streot, 1302 foot; Ivy street,
South, 1381 foot; Newtown, 080;
Twelfth, 724; Washington, H42; Elm,
1141; Eighth, 348; Mnin streot, Eonst,
.1030; Washington, East, 2050; Gen
esee, 1180, n total of 12,547 feet.
During tho month wnlor mains hnvo
boon Inid at an estimated cost of
$22,001.23 on tho following streots;
West Mnin, West Jackson, Nnrregnn.
Summit nvonuo, Roso nvonuo, North
Pcneh, Wost Fourth, Olson, Ross
court, Wost Second.
Grades for laying water mains hnvo
been established on sovoral strooN,
totnling a distaijco of 37,321 feet.
Orndos for cemont walks havo boon
established for a distance of 13,151
Preliminary work was also done
in connection with' tho installation of
a storm sowor on Front and Eighth
stroots. Gutter srrndos woro estab
lished on West Main streot. Tho pro
filo has been prepared for the East
Side trunk sower.
W. P. Baker, street comndfsionor,
reported that during October (bo Km I
Council Will Meet Thursday After
noon to Consider It as Commit
tee of the Whole Will
Act Friday. -j
MUST START, IN YEAR.
Many Ojhcr Important Matters Con
sidered by Council Hold
Busy Session. ' '
John R. Allen, president of tho
Pncifiq & Eastorn railroad, formal
ly appliod to tho city council at thoir
rcguhir'mcoting Tuesday evening for
a franchise for an oleotrio road in'tho
qity of Medfdrd. Tho council will
considor tho matter, fitting as a corn
mitteo of tho whole, on Thursilay.a,-
ornoon. Action will bo tnken Friday
Mr. Alien nsks for a franchiso in
Medford for n noriod of ton venra.
Aotual construction work must start
within a yoar. Steam power cannot
bo used upon tho rond oxcopt in con
struction work. A fare of 5 cents
only enn bo chnrged passengers willt,
in tho oily limits of Medford.
Tho council considered mucji other
business. Reports of officials woro
rocoived and filed and monthly bills
A saloon lieenso was granfod to
Goorgo M. Bordonux nnd tho liecnao
of Georgo M. Noodlos was transferred
to B. S. Radcliff & Co.
Bids woro opened for tho construc
tion of sowers on tho Enst Sido and
that of Jacobseu-Bade company ac
cepted. Protests woro entered by J. L,
Schormerhorn and Ocorgo Kiuhw
against tho paving of tho nlluy in
tho oMoro hotel block. Tho matter
wns laid on tho tnblo.
Tho city onginoor wns ompowoiml
to enforco tho laying of cortnin ce
ment fiidownlks. Tho bond of Vincent
S. Bakor wns nccoptod.
An ordinnnco wns pasgod declar
ing tho cost of a wator mnin on Clark
street and dcelarinir tho asflimsmciifc
on ndjacont proporty.
Horace Mitcholl nnd Grovor Noil
of Ashland woro in tho city Wednes
day on a business trip.
Main stroot gnttors woro graded; five
culverts nut in: 70 foot of fl.inuh
drain put in at tho bridge; open houso
nuoy lillou nnd graded ; thrco scvors
flushed nnd fivo repaired,
Twclvo now plank and two sone
crosswalks woro put in; nix alloy
crosswalks wero installed nnd'.oVb'u.
culverts built. n '
MADE OF MEDFORD