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MEDFORD, OREGON, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1909.
In Token of Esteem Commercial Club
Presents Faithful Executive
With Gold Watch and Re
Elects Him to Office.
CLUB IS FAST OUTGROWING
PRESENT SIZE OF CLUBROOMS
Representative of Harriman Systems
at Meeting to Urge Club to
Send Exhibit East.
Judgo W. M. Colvig was presented
with a gold watch as n token of the
esteem in whicli ho is hold by mem
bers of tho Medford Commercial
club, and unanimously re-elected
president for his third year at the
club's annual , mooting Wednesday
night. Dr. E. P. Pic'kel was chosen
vibe-president, 'F. Osenbruggo treas
urer. A now board of diroctors se
lected fruit exhibits ordered provided
for tho Chicago livestock show and
Omnhu corn show, and much othor
Tho fa6t thnt tho club is rapidly
outgrowing its prosont'clubroom was
evidenced early m tho evening when
all avnilable scats wore occupied, and
tho hall crowded by tho overflow of
enthusiastic members. Tho secretary
road his annual report, showing tho
financial condition, with $1500 in
debtedness and $3000 pledged in
E. M. Cobb of tho Harriman lines,
who has chargo of exhibits at tho
fairs of tho middle west, mado a brijf
talk, with tho result that J. A. Perry
was authorized to ship nine boxes
of fancy fruit each to Omaha and
Tho pamphlet eommitteo was given
full charge of tho pamphlet with in
structions not to change the size.
Tho feature of tho evening wns tho
presentntibn of tho watch to Presi
dent Colvig, which was modo by F,
Osenbruggo in a neatly worded
speech that brought applause for the
speaker as well as for tho recipient
of tho gift.
Tho following nnmos woro prosent
' cd for momborship in tho club; F,
II. Cowles, by A. II. Miller; L. L.
Small nnd Dr. Frank Roberts, by tho
A letter from Tom Richardson was
read saying that ho would bo in tho
city Monday, tho 8th, by President
Colvig. A committee of three was
appointed to arrango for a general
booster mooting in tho opera honso,
consisting of Roscnbnum, Putnam
Tho now directorate consists of II,
C. Kontnor, Qeorgo Putnam, J. A.
Westerlund, Dr. E. B. Pickel, Wil
liam M. Colvig, J. F: Reddy, C. R.
Ray, F. Osenbruggo, J. M. Root, J. A.
Pony, Ed Andrews, II. C, Gnrnott,
E. P. Wntorman, E. N, Warner, J. D.
Announcoemnt was mado by John
R. Alton that ho considered tho imme
diate settlement of the. controversy
governing the city's water supply of
vital importance, and that ho would
bo clad to contribute to a fund for
Following a proposition by L. A.
Gregory thnt ho would furnish tho
pictures for an exhibit of photo
graphs of non-irrigated fruit land nt
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DEER HUNG SELF
UP FOR HJNTER
TTnnrv f! Sllfsni, nf TVnil
Henry C. Stilson of Trail
crook met. with an unusual ex
perience Inst Sunday. While
hunting he shot n fine buck.
The buck leaped with the shot,
his horns locking in the fork
of a low-handing branch, but
high enough to swing him
clear of the ground. Tho deer'
had, in an accommodating
manner, hung himself up to
be skinned. Two friends
vouch for the tnle.
Investigation of Committee Appoint
ed by Council Has Not Resulted
in Aany Definite
Tho investigation of tho commit
tee appointed to assist tho bonrd of
equalization in equalizing the assess
mcnt of Medford has so far resulted
in no definite action. It wns found
whon it came to a show-down, that
any action looking toward tho in
oreasQ of the valuation of property
n 1 i ' . i. 'i i
in mo ciiy us a wnuiu, wus impruuu-
cablo, so that proceedings in that di
rection censed. Quito a number of
Medford people were cited to appear
before tho board and. responded, but
matters aro at a standstill.
The board lias not adjourned yet
nnd nro ready to consider any plan
to roliovo Medford of tho situation
which an assessment manifestly too
low ,hns created. Each day sees a
largo number of property owners in
Jacksonville conferring with the
BELIEVES CITY AND
HANLEY CAN AGREE
Attorney A, E. Reames States That
His Client and City Should
Fix Things Up.
"I believe that Mr. Ilnnloy and
the city will bo able to got togothur
ju the matter of crossing tho Hanlcy
premises and obtaining wnjor," stat
ed A. E. Reames, attorneyfor M, F.
nnultfy, while- in Medford last eve
ning. "There seoms to bo a dispo
sition on tho part of tho city to meet
us holf way, and I .believe that a
compromise can bo effected.
"I beliovo that Mr. Ilnnloy nnd the
city nro to meet in consultntion agnin
in tho next few days, and I hope
that nt that timo a compromise can
A. J. Reynolds of San Francisco
is sojourning in the city for a fc.v
days, registered at tho Nash hotel.
the Spokane npplo show, a eommit
teo was appointed to arrange for the
exhibition of tho pictures, consisting
of A. II. Miller, E. A. Welsh nnd J.
Mr, Olwoll reported for tho com
mittee appointed to nrrnngo for an
exhibit of apples nt tho Spqknno ap
ple, show thnt Tronson & Guthrie
would send one car of fruit.
WHITES OBJECT ALLEN ASSURES
TO HINDUS COMPLETION
WORKING , OE NEW
ON ROAD ROAD
Bunch of New Arrivals Aro Set Upon
by Whites, Badly Beaten, and
Told to Leave' Town, but
Not for Eagle Point.
LABOR WAR IMMINENT
IN THE RAILROAD CAMPS
Contractors Fail to Secure Enough
Whites and Are Forced to
A bunch of Hindus brought in lo
Work on the extension of the Pacific
& Eastern were nttackcdby a buncl
of unknown while men, early Thurs
day morning and somo of them were
badly beaten up nnd claim that they
were also robbed. They were warned
by their assailants to leavo town en
tho first train and to bo cnroful thnt
that train wasn't that of the Pacific1
& Eastern. They wont to tho front
however, on the nftornoou train.
A labor war seems imminent, in tho
railroad camps. Tho contractors
have endeavored to secure white la
borers, but failed to secure enough
so were forced to get Hindus. This
has led to much muttering among tho
whites nnd the outbrenk Thursday
morning is said by thoso in touch
with tho situntion to bo only tho first
of a series of attacks whicli will con
tin ue ns long ns tho dsk'y sons of
toil remain nt work.
LOST BOY AGAIN
Youngster Picked Up by Chief
Shearer Is Returned to Mother
After Two Weeks.
Two wooks ago Chiof of Police
Shearer picked up a mall boy, aged
about 0 yoars, on tho street, and tho
only clow the chiow could find wns
tho boy's stntcmont that ho lived
"with Margarito," and that she had
turned him out.
Investigation dovoloped that tho
boy had been living with Ilia Hen
dricks family in tho north end of
town, whicli family had nttained
somo notoriety, owing to tho hus-
innd beating up his wifo quito a lot.
Mr. Shearer took tho boy to his
homo and commenced n search for
lis pnrents. lie finally loented tho
mother, a Mrs. Bnrficld, in Lnkoviow,
and entered into correspondence with
her, with tho result thnt sho ni;rived
in Medford Wednesday, nnd tho boy
was turned over to her. Tho mother
states as hor reasons for letting tho
boy bo to tho Hendricks family that
sho was n widow and that sho had
known Mrs. Hendricks .for n long
imo, and thought that tho youngster
would bo treated right, and that sho
wns compelled to earn her own liv
ing nnd could not have the boy with
her nt nil times,
John R. Alien Tells Commercial Club
That Pacific & Eastern Will
Be- Completed Received
With Wild Applause.
MAKES POSITIVE STATEMENT
WHERE BEFORE HE "BELIEVED"
This Time There Was No Equivoca-
uon, u was positive
That the Pacific & Eastern rail
road will bo completed, presumably
to nu custom connection, nnd thnt
speedily, was tho statement mado by
John R. Allou nt tho annual meoting
of tho Medford Commorciql club on
Wodnosday evening. The announce
ment, which wns tho first official
statement regarding tho rond and its
destination, was received with wild
applause by tho members of tho club.
Whon tho club held its high jinks
a fortnight ago, Mr. Allon stated that
ho "belioved" ho would completo tho
rnilroad. This timo thoro was no
equivocation, it wns ajiositivo dec
laration mado by a man who careful
ly weighs his words.
In this connection tho following
Vnncouvor, Wnsh., dispntch is inter
"Articlos of incorporation, provid
ing for a railway from a point on
tho Spokane, Portlnnd & Sonltlo op
posite Colilo to u point at or near
Klamath Falls woro filed by tho Oro
gon Trunk railway at Vancouver this
afternoon. Tho articles muko tho
usual specifications concerning ac
quirement of lights of way, opera
tion, const motion of bridgos, etc.,
and stato that from tho point near
Colilo tho lino is to run up tho Co
lumbia to tho Deschutes nnd up tho
Deschutes southerly t oor nenr Klnm
ntli Falls. Tho incorporation is for
$.r),000,000, divided into 50,000 sharos
of $100 each. Tho incorporators aro
A. L. Miller and E; W. Yntos of Van
couver: tho trusted nro John F.
(Stevens, Jackson Smith,- James B.
Korr, A. L. Millor and Georgo A.
If tho Pncifio & Enstorrt mnkes
connection with tho Oregon, Trunk, it
menus an eastern outlet or tho Roguo
UNCLE SAM FURNISHES
MORE LAND FOR SETTLERS
WASHINGTON, Nov. 4. Soqro-
tary Ballingor todny dosignntcd ns
boing subject to disposition under
tho onlnrged homo bill, approximate
ly 170,440 ncros of land in Sun
Dnnco district, Wyoming.
This mnkos n totnl of 12,145,280
acros thus designated in this state.
Under tho onlnrged homestead bill,
settlors nro given tho right to 320
instead of 100 acres.
The free Public Library, open now
each Wednesday nnd Friday nftor
noou from 2 to 5 o'clook; also on
Saturday ovoning from 7 until 8:50
o'clook. Thero nro somo good books
on horticulture, as well ns other
practical subjects, and all nro wel
ALLEN MEETS WITH
THE CITY COUNCIL
John R. Allen, who is ap
plying for a franchise for an
electric road in tho city of
Medford, is meeting this rft
ornoon with tho city council,
sitting ns a committee of tho
whole. Tho mntter is boing
threshed out and will bo act
ed upon by tho council at a
meeting Friday evening.'
CLUB IS AFTER
Active Campaign Being Waged
Grants Pass for Booster Pur
posesOne Hundred New
GRANTS PASS, Or., Nov. 4.
(Special.) Tho Grants Pass Com
mercial club is starting a campaign
for ono hundred now members. One
of tho energetic boosters got out and
secured 14 now npplientions in the
oourso of ono day. A smoker will bo
hold somo timo this month nnd nt
this mooting it is planned to havo n
Publicity work during tho coming
year is to bo undortnkon with groat-
or vim man over uoiore.
BARON WITH GOLD
MEDAL SENT TO MIKADO
WASHINGTON, Nov. 4. At the
luncheon given today by Assistant
Secretary of Stato and Mis. Hunt
ington Wilson to tho Jnpnncso com-
morcinl commissioners now mnking n
tour, Mr. Wilson presented to Baron
Shibusawa, for tho ' emperor of Ja
pan, n largo gold mednl in commom
oration of tho visit.
On ono side of tho mednl wnc n
profilo portrait of President Tnft,
and tho other n legend of welcomo in
Jupauoso nnd English with tho dnto
and occasion of tho visit. Duph
catos of tho modal in bronze woro
prosonted all members of tho dolegn
CANON GIVES BOYS
Youths Steal Shoes From Railroad
Gang, but' Aro Allowed
Two young men, giving thoir names
ns Ed Dnrr and Rnlph Kuhlor, woro
arraigned boforo Justice Canon on
Thursday morning chargod with hav
ing stolen a pair of shoos from T. B.
McClellan, who in working with tho
bridge ang of tho PncifiiV& Enstom
near Englo Point. Tho two boys, for
tboy woro nothing moro limn thnt, had
gono out on the lino Wednesday in
work, nnd after working a fow hour
found tho labor too hard for them
and quit. Tlioy went to the enmp of
tho bridge gnng nnd nto dinner thero.
A short timo after thoy had departed
tho theft was discovered and tho
pursuit was takon up on n handcar.
Tho men were overhauled nnd
brought to Medford. In considera
tion, of tho youth and nppcarnneo ,t
the youngsters, Justice Cnnon, after
WAR CLOUDS ARE
Socialists and Industrial Workers of
tho World Insisting on City
Speaking Ordinance. ,J
STATE TROPPS MAY BE
NEEDED TO KEEP PEACE
Nearly 250 Arrests Have Been Mado
Authorities Continue to
Stand Pat. ' '
SPOKANE, Nov. 4. TJio ' Indus
trial Workors of the World aro 're
suming thoir attack today iu this city
on tho nnti-streot spenkins ordinance. .
Twenty ndditionnl arrests woro mado
today, making a totnl of 238. Tho
mon ranking tho fight claim to havo
rccoived $1000 from Chicago and that
othor cities nro offoring financial aid.
Hundreds nro arriving to nssist in
tho fight. Tho workors aro threaten
ing tho city with suits aggregating
thousnnds of dollars for alleged mis
trontment of thoir membors and tho
unhealthy conditionSsjjf tho city jnil.
Tho roublo arose over the action
of this .city u passing ordinauces,f qrrf
bidding strcot spenkinfr Tjlo social- "
ists and Industrinl Workors of tho
Tho local I. W. W. roeoived a tolo
grnm from tho Portlnnd revolution
ists snying that ns a result of a mass
mooting cnllod thero nonrly 300 mora
rocruits would bo sent from thoro.
Two hundred nrrived from Portland
Assistance of tho stato militia will
likely ho needed to onnblo tho polioo
to copo.with tho situation. Tho oity
jnil is crowdod to enpaoity, yot tho
fight is being waged with groator
dotonninntion than it was yeslorday.
Somo authorities say thoy beliovo
if tho courts do not annul tho ordi
nnnco in tho cases now on trial blood
shed may result.
BRIDGE NEAR PASS
No One Wants Job of Tearing Down
Old Structure Across tho
GRANTS PASS, Nov. 4.WSno-
oinl.) Tho county court commenced
its regular monthly meoting yesterday
with nil tho membors in nttondnnco.
No business of importance bus como
up othor than (ho nllowanco of bills.
Ono ol thu things that is to bo set
tled is tho miillor of tho dismantling
of tho old Roguo river bridiro. Thin
is proving n wjiito elonhniit. as no
ono seems to wish to tako tho con
tract to tour it down undor tho con
ditions imposed by tho commission
er. It is getting so Into in'the sonsou
thnt tho rivor will eooii bo at flood
nnd work of this kind will bo Impos
sible. sentencing tho into it lorm of ,.ix
months in fho county jail, Kusponded
Pciitonco, providing thoy would loftvo
tlio feinte, which thoy promisod to do.
AND DARK IN