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MKUKORI), OIM.MON, Tlll'If-inY. NOVKMLUJU IB, VM).
FOR SEVENTH ST.
Will Do Four Stories Hili, Fitted
With Elevator ami Heated With
Steam Throiinhout Corner
Riverside ami Seventh.
PROPERTY IS OWNED BY
J. M. ROOT AND J. E. EMYAR7
Will Have Frontline ol 100 Feet on
Riverside- and 70 on Main
42 Office Suites.
Plain hihI Hu('ifit'utiiiiii are being
eoiiiiiloi'Oil for tho ooimtriietioii of n
four-story business block on tho
imrllipiixt corner of Seventh mnl
Hivorsido avenue, on tint property
owned liy .1. M. Hoot mikI .1. I!. Ku
ynrl. Tlio building, (ho oNtiiuuloil cost of
which will ho $110,001'. U to In- built
of reinforced concrete throughout,
according to lito plan now under
consideration, and will be four Mor
ion in height, with u bustiinuiil.
The firl Mory will ho tixod for
inoroiinlilc ptirHiM niiil tlio iiinM'
tin vc Ntirii will liu iiimlii tip into
There will In approximately V2 of
fice Hiiilox in the building, every one
of which will ln iiioili'inly arranged
iia regard plumbing mill other eon
vonieni'DH. Tin building will Im fit -
tod with mi itp-ln-ilati' elevator mvs
torn, the fir I to ho established in
this oity. Tlio building will ho stonm
The aphis wore drawn by .1. A
Mi'lnliwh ami ronti'iuplatu a front'
ngo of 11)0 feet mi Riverside avt'iiui'
mid 711 I'i'i't on .Main street.
TOWNS IN IDAHO VOTE
DRY IN RECENT ELECTION
it'nltrit I'ri'tiM ..ii.l Wlro)
HOISE, Idaho, N'o. IH. As n re-
ull ill' the lui'al iiptmn election- Im'IiI
vi'nlt'iilay. Washington, Twin Kail-,
l.iiii'nlii ami Kiioli'iiai Mili'd dry hy
Tlio vii'tory for thi "dry" element
in rCooti'imi I'oittity will result in t ho
closing of a now brewery at Coi'iir
d'Alono erected at a cost of .f'J.'O,
0(10, which lias only boon running a
Ml Miliums in tin four oountos
will lie compelled to rhino up with
in, throe mouth.
TO MEET IN EUGENE
Plans Already Under Way for Their
Entertainment Meeting In
Tim Oregon Retail Merchants' us
sooinlion will moot in Eugene in an
nual convention early in January.
The Merchants Protective associa
tion and the Commercial eluh of that
oily are already making arrange
ments to outertaiii the delegates of
the association, and the MorchantK'
association bun appointed a commit
tee to net with a Himilar committee
from the Commercial cluh, The com
miltce oonsihts of tho following: W.
M. (Irecn, a grocer; I. T. Nioklin, a
dry goods merchant, and l' W.
Chambers, a hardware merchant. It
!h planned to entertain the delegates
in a royal manner, with a hiiiupiol,
sightseeing trips ami free theater
WAHHINdTON, N')V. 18.
Tlio comptroller of tlio cur
reney today IhhuoiI iv call for
tlio condition of national
banks nt tlio cIoho of IiiihI
iiohh November 10,
ONLY ONE TOWN,
Gold Hill Only Incorporated Town in
Jackson County That Shows
Great Assessed Val
uation. ASHLAND AND MEDFORD
FIGURES SHOW FARCE
In Spite of Improvements Made
Tliroiiliout County Values Arc
Far Under Thost Last Year.
Only one incorporated city or
town in the valley shows an incroiis
oil valuation thlH ywr, la spite of
tile fact llnil vast stride have ikwii
made liy each itt.it all of ilietn.
llullilliiK ami civic Iniprovoiruni linn
Mover lieuu as groin an during the
pant year, r.ii'l yol, Cohl Hill Ik tho
only rlty with a greater nweiw!
valimtlon, w'lllo tlio total ncswMiniont
of the county i- f'JIIl.'iSO fan than
Axhlnnd loadH .Moilfonl in nM'M'd
valuation (Iuk year, hut .Mud foul ha
cut her load down hy 'JH.8D7 from
last year, hut Ashland's assessment
was reduced this year hy $t)7,ttlS.
while Mcilforil only went hack $711, -711,
a difference of 'j:i,S77, or .ap
pro.ximatoly what Moilfonl cut down
mi the ueiKhhiiriiiK town.
In spite of this, tho fact remains
that Moilfonl has maile faster
growth (luring the pa.t year than
Ashland. More husiness hlocks and
homes have liceu liuilt. In short, the
ashesfinont this year reflects hut lit
tle of tho growth made during the
past year throughout tho county
The assessments of the cities and
towns of the valley are:
.lacksoiiville . :i(i",S() I
Central Point. 'Jlil.t.ll
flolil Hill ... 'J:t!).-M!2
lloml liivor wants to got closer to
the N'orthorn Pacific on the opwi-
sito Mile ol tho river, ami the North
ern Pacific is anxious ami willing;
There is talk of a free ferry.
FINED BY TELFER
Boy Admits He Gave Wrong Infor
mation in Order to Secure Li
quor from Local Saloon.
'fhe case of the City vs. Pass &
Hale for allowing a minor to remain
for more Ihaii five minutes in the
saloon conducted hy them, enmo up
I efore Kecorder Teller Wednesday
afternoon, and the defendants were
fined $10 for the offense, it develop
ing that they had been innocent of
any intent to violate the law.
In tho mailer of the complaint
against A. Ilaimuoud, bartender in
tho same saloon, for selling liquor to
Franeia Martin, tho minor involved
in the first-named ease, judgment
was suspended until the oily record
er could secure, from tho mother of
the hoy the facts ooucorning his ago,
I he boy hits admitted that he has
given fulsc information as to hi
age mi several occasions in order to
Largely hy volunteer contribu
tions a particularly had piece of
road near La (Irando is to ho con-
Hlructcd on the latest soicnlil'io
plans for two miles, It indicates a
realization on the part of tho poo
pie of (ho cost of had roads.
With tho long-delayed ora of do-
volopmont dawniiiK in Central Ore
gon ooinos nowfl of a scarcity of
lumber to meet industrial demands.
Club Adopts Resolutions Praising Work of Tribune
in the Past Mail Tribune Will Carry Two
Column Advertisement of Medford
and Rogue River Valley.
Wlturuax: Tlio .Modfonl Trlliuno uniler tlio able management
of Mr. OeorKo I'titmmi, lias, durliiK the pant year, given much of
Its Mpaco anil much of the time of Hu editor In advertising and set
ting forth tho resoiircitH of tho Hokuo Klver valley nud of the city of
Mudfortl In pftrtlcular, and
Wlienrs: Wo, the monibom of tlio Modford Coinmorclal Club
roroKnlro the Importanco of having suoli an able ally to mwlat In tho
work which tho club U trying to carry out In thin community,
and wo f?ul that all thin tlnia U Klvon by tho editor and publlHhcr
of tho Tribune and tho npnee oc-upled In IU columns xliould re
eilvo our most honrty commendation and that tho cKb should
innko nemo Ilttlo comiiuawitlon to the publisher for such "sorv-
Thoroforo. bo It resolved:
That It Is tho opinion of thli club that no hotter Invostment
could be made than tho cxponw of placing not loa than 50 cop
Ioh of tho Medford Mall Tribune upon tho through trains that
daily imps through our city, and that this club ask of tbc pub
lisher that ho submit a statement of the cost of having this ar
rangement cousuiuated, ho undertaking to deliver tatd copies
iilMiii Mild tratnB. (Signed) VM. !. COLVIO. Prosldont.
UM. M. CO.NT. D, Secretary.
-f -f -f -f f tU -
Such was the te.t of a resolution
adopted by the Modford Commercial
eluh at its regular meeting Wednes
day evening. The passage of the
resolution followed a brief statement
hy George Putnam that nil he desired
was the moral support of the club to
enable him to build tip a strong pa
per in Modford which would reflect
credit upon the city and more widely
advertise its many resources. He
further stated that if the club saw fit
to adopt the re.-olulion, that the Mail
Tribune would devote two columns of
its space to an advertisement setting
forth tho resources of Medford and
the K'ogue Kivcr valley. He further
moved to -triko out a clause in the
original resolution offered providing
for the presentation of flOO for work
done in the past,
Tim Mini 'IVilimii. will ntiwm it. i
less t ti 1 1 ii "ill oopis of the paper onj
the train through Moilfonl daily,
which will doubtless redound greatly
to the good of the oity. '
Army Chaplain During Civil War In
City, Appearing Before Land
How John Fletcher, of the Hutte
Creek section, was in Medtord on
Thursday, appearing before United
States Commissioner Canon, in a
hearing granted him by the United
States laud office, in the niatterof
In May, 100(1, Mr. Fletcher settled
on unsurveyed laud, and with others
acquired a squatters' right to the
land upon which he settled.
In October of the same year the
Hogue Hivcr Timber company filed
Northern Pacific lieu land scrip on
the sumo tract of laud.
Mr. Fletcher continuously resided
upon the laud, and reports made hy
government agents sent to investi
gate his improvements and the evi
dences of good faith exhibited there-
hv have reported favurably lo his
right to hold the land as a homestead.
This hearing was granted him in or
der hint he might make a legal show
ing in accordance with tho nhovo.
Mr. Fletcher was an army chap
aiu during tho civil war and is now
asking for Iho first time that he he
given a homo hy the government.
Hoy Crane of Sacrannnto is vis
iting in Medford for a few days with
TNROUGH THIS CITY
4 ff 4 4 4--f t44i
The committee preparing the book
lot stated that all of the main pic
tures had b -o.. forwarded and that
work upon it was favorably progress
ing. .1. A. Perry reported that nine
boxes of fruit had been shipped to
the Chicngo livestock show and a
number of boxes to Omnha.
A communication was read from
William MoMurrny, in which statis
tics regarding the city were asked.
President Colvig appointed P. M.
Stewart. John Carkin and W. W. Kif
ort a committee to collect these sta
tistics. The rate for renting tho Commer
cial club room was left to tho dis
cretion of the president. The Mer
chants' association was exempted
from paying rent, as was the Horti
L. V. Washburne was allowed 100
booklets to take east on a trip for
advertising purposes. He nnd Tims.
Hess were elected to membership.
MUST CLEAN HOUSE
OR LOSE CHARTERS
Such Is Edict Sent Out by President
Gompers Convention to
tt'ultoil Press I.ousod Wire.)
TOHONTO, Out., Nov. IS The
work of the American Federation of
Labor convention in session hero is
being pushed through to a rapid
conclusion and the meeting most
probably will adjourn Saturday
The Fleet ricul Workers caused
more trouble today, the seceding fac
tion claiming that the action of the
convention yesterday meant the re
instatement of the expelled unions
and the preservation of tho charters
of state federations harboring rebel
lions organizations. President Gom
pers, however, declared that this as
sumption was erroneous.
Gompers insisted that West Vir
ginia, Utah, Montana, Oklahoma,
Washington, New Jersey and Ne
braska federations would lose thoir
charters unless they "cleaned house."
(Unit od Picas I-oased Wtro.)
""MAN TON, CaT.rNo wl 8. Tlio
sawmill of tho California Power Co.
noar horo was burnod yesterday, to
gether with a largo quantity of lum
ber, entailing a loss of $10,000.
State Department So Notified hy
Consulate Cruisers Are Dis
patched to South Amer
UNCLE SAM DECLINES TO
RECEIVE NEW MINISTER
Execution May Lead to Serious
Trouble Doubtful if Zelaya
Can Make Amends.
WASHINGTON', D. C, Nov. 18.
Two Americans, Loonnrd Grace and
Leroy Cannon, were executed today
on orders from President Zelaya of
Nicaragua, according to advices re
ceived from the Managua consulate
hy the state department.
Following the receipt of the in
formation, the navy department or
dered the cruisers Vickshurg and
Des Moinei.. to Central American wa
ters. A n result of the execution of the
Americans, the state department in
formed the attaches in charge of thp
Nicaraguan legation here that the
reception to the new Nicaraguan min
ister, Sonor Hazcra, will be indefi
Two dispatches were received hy
the state department from the Man
agua consulate. The first report
ed the arrest of the two Americans,
who, it is said, were captured with
the revolutionists near Greytowu.
They were sentenced to he shot. The
American cousl asked President Ze
lava to commute the death sentences
and he refused point blank.
The consul then states in his ca
hie that it is his belief that the sen
tences hnve been carried out and
the Americans executed.
The new Nicaraguan minister sent
to fil lSenor Espinosa's place called
on Secretary of State Knox yester
day to arrange for a presentation to
Taft. He has not been officially re
ceived yet, and his reception prob
ably will not be considered, ns it is
doubtful if President Zelaya will he
able to make amends for the execu
tion of the Americans, which it is
morally certain was carried out to
day. -. -
LOS ANGELES TO OFFER
JAPANESE GREAT RECEPTION
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Nov. IS. -Every
commercial and civic organ
ization of Los Angelos has combined
in plans for the entertainment of the
Japanese trade envoys, who will ar
rive on their specail train nt noon
BUYS SITEJOR HOME
New Building to Be Erected on Cor
ner of Sixth and Holly Work
Starts in January.
Tlio home of the now telephone
system in Medford, for which a
franchise- was recently granted K. C.
Sharpe, will bo on tho corner of Sixth
and Holly, whore Mr. Sharpe has
purchased a lot lOOxlfiO. Work on
the plans and specifications of tho
building are already under way and
active construction work on the
building will bo under way by Janu
Lists of material needed for the
construction of tho now system aro
hoing compiled nt present, nnd by
tlio lirst of tho yenr much of this
will lmvo arrived.
Mr. Sharpo has mndo an applica
tion for a franohiso in Ashland, nnd
it will ho acted upon by tho council
thoro noxt Mondny ovoning. Tho now
company plans to oxtond its linos
throughout tho vnlloy and givo Mod
ford an up-to-dato and efficient service.
, UP FIRST, SAYS
Prosecutor Leaves San Francisco
Tonight for Portland to Take
Up His Duties as Assistant
WILL RUSH CASES AS
MUCH AS POSSIBLE
All of Continued Land Fraud Cas3S
Are to Be Tried Again, Accord
ing to the Prosecutor.
(United Prena Leased Wlr.)
SAN FHANCISCO. Cal.. Now IS.
Francis J. Heney, former prosecu
tor in the local graft cases, will start
tonight for Portland. Or., whore ha
will immediately take up the Oregon.
land lraud cases, under his reap
pointment as special denutv attorney.
on behalf of the government.
Ucney will endeavor to brim? thn
case of former Congressman Dinger
Hermann to trial first and will havo
it set for trial at the earliest pos
He expects to take up all the cases
at once and said todav that it will
be his purpose to dispose of all tha
cases as quickly as possible.
SIXTH MAN FROM AKRON
INVESTS IN ROGUE VALLEY
Wm. A. Johnson, president of tho
Rubber Product Co., of Akron, Ohio,
was In Medford the first of this week,
having stopped here oh a visit to Mr.
Dodge of the Oregon Orchards Syndi
cate. Without having any Intentions o
making an Investmnt In tie Rogue
River valley, Mr. Johnson was so
Impressed by tho evident propseprlty
of tho community and Its future op
portunities for prgress, that ho coa
cluded to Identify himself with South
ern Orogon, and to that end pur
chased a 20-acre tract In the Crest
Mr. Johnson Is tho slx'.h Investor
from Akron during the past flvg
months. ,.3."" rf, '"5 '
MRS, STETSON IS KICKED
OUT BY MOTHER CHURCH
(United Press Leased Wire.)
BOSTON. Mass., Nov IS. Mrs.
Augusta Stetson wns excommunicat
ed toilay from the Christian Scienco
church for alleged malpractice of
A few more acres of land aro to
be opened to irrigation in the Umi-
ENTER COAL MINE
Making Preparations to Take Bodies
From Cherry Mine Special
clined Press Leased Wire.)
CHERRY, 111., Nov. 18. I 'repara
tions aro being made for tho
scent this nftornoon of Mine Inspect
ors Taylor and Ross into tho St.
Paul mine, whore sovcral hundred
minors aro buried under the hun
dreds of tons of earth.
Tho special eace will hu sont down
tho airshaft with the two insimptofa.
who hopo to ho able to recover sumo
''Wo will couniior this firo todav nr
it will conquor us."
lilts wns tho statement mndn bv
Taylor as ho busiod himself with
preparations for tho flight.
Prosidont Earling of tho Chicngo,
Milwaukeo & St. Paul railroad loft
horo today in bis nrivnto mp. Tli
destination is unknown.
Enrling'a sudden donarhirn ?a nnM
to bo tho rosult of throats man
against hi3 lifo.