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THE MEDFORD MAIL TBIBUNE, MEUXgQRD, OREGON, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1009.
I f f 4- t A CHRISTMAS AT GAPE HORN. ONCE I lnul n shlpmato who cele brated the most grateful Christ mna of bis life at tho Horn. It was on the Mary Ann, In December, ISO". She was a deep cut steel clipper, but she waH a four mast ed bark, and four masted barks are all ugly In heavy seas. Tho best nea Ixvit afloat will plunpo at Capo Horn, but four masted barks nro all the time un der water. Sometimes they are swamp ed altogether and float waterlogged around the Horn. Then the current pushes them south to perish In the Ice Jam. Somo sailors can bo likened to tho four masted barks. They are the sail ors who have been too long away from home. All sailors plunge liberally into Bhnre life, but the "too long away from homo" fellows nre, as n rule, swamped In shore life's breakers. One of my mates on the Mary Ann vras Bob Jones, a typical "too long oway from homo unfortunate. But bob still bad somebody dear to bis heart lie had started on mora than one trip around the world with tho set determination that tho end of tho voy age should see him rejoin his own loved ones nt home. But on pay day at tho end of his trips his good resolutions had been broken. It had often gone so, and Bob was hiding self despair under tho grim surface of a man hating man. Bob and I. with twelve other Yan kees. Dutchmen and Swedes, wcro on the starboard watch under Chief Mate Dickson of the Mary Ann. Wben we went below on Christmas cvo the sea was running high. Sleet and hall camo down in the squalls. The western gale had trimmed our sails down to tho )ov. r 'opjwlls. We. had hardly fallen asleep when we beard the man at the wheel strike one bell. Before the signal for "All l&nds on deck" was answered forward Bob and I were out of our bunks and had our sea boots on. "What's up now?" growled Bob. and he got his answer from Jimmy, tho deck boy, who came rushing In with out preliminary warning. "Rise, rise. rise, sleepers! Weather ehlp for icebergs on tho leeward bow. Rise, rise, riser The watch on deck was already set ting the fore staysail to head the vessel off the wind. She was running easy when we came on deck, and the storm .spanker was hauled out to bring the vessel to tho wind on the other tack. Bob was sent for ward to furl tbo fore staysail. The J rest of us went i to the braces and I pulled the yards in to starboard. Then camo tho ugliest part of the job. Slowly the Mary Ann turned to face her foo again. But before she could head her bow against tho mighty seas they broke over her from stem to stern. Bob came aft from the staysail to join us Just as we all jumped out of the way, for u b. U.aker camo thundering over tho weather rail. The breaker caught Bob at tho foro burkstays. lie Jumped up and put his arm through the colls of tho foro sheet, hanging In straps In the royal back stay. The straps were rotten, and Bob and the coil sheet rope dropped and disap peared In the boiling deck waters. The waters surged to leeward and carried a dark object with them. The skipper threw a life buoy from the poop. "Poor Bob!" said everybody to him self. It was all wo could do for him. Bob was gone, and thero seemed to be no help for It Wo had tho Mary Ann snug at lost Our watch had still an hour more be low, not long enough to mako It worth whllo to crawl Into our bunks, and we lighted our pipes, lay down on our chests and discussed poor Bob. Bill, who was Bob's own chum, went to Bob's bunk and overhauled tho things. "It Is enough to mako anybody rip plug mad to think of a rotton old strap chucking a poor fellow overboard," mused Bill. "Christinas night too. Say, boys, when we auction this stuff off wo'vo got to show Bob up hand boiuo to his friends." It must be explained that when sail oru dlo at sea their belongings nro sold at auction to tho crew. This custom (serves a double purpose. It Is easier to ship money halfway around tho globo than to Insuro tho safo delivery of. an old wooden chest A. good, sum r U AX1 Tilt LUi'E DROrrED. scription of tho same, nnd thnt tho respective amounts represent tho portiounl beenfits of said wnter main to snid respeotivo parcels of land nnd also tho porportionnl front neo thereof on said portion of said street, nnd tho council does hereby declare each of tho parcels of prop erty described below to bo assessed nnd each of tho snmo hereby is as sessed tho ntnount set opposito each description for the cost of lnvttic snid water main. ASSESSMENT FOR A FOUR-INCH WATER MAIN ON MISTLETOE STREET. FROM ELEVENTH ST., SOUTH. TO DAKOTA AVENUE. IN CITY OF MEDFORD. ORE GON. Assessment No. 1 A. J. Dnlov. heeinnine at tho northwest corner of' lot 1. block 3. Bnrr's addition in the citv of Medford. Oroeon. runninc thouce east 1110 feet south 149 feet, west 130 feet thaneo north 149 feet to plnce of beirinuine, frontneo 149 feet on east side Mistietoo street 'south, described Vol. 72. pace 203. county recorder s records ot Jack son county. Orecon. 99 feot: rate CI cents: nmount due, $00.39. Assessment No. 2 Nnnnio L. Zono. tho west of lot 1. block 3. Bnrr's addition in tho citv of Med ford. Oreeon. (execptinc tracts marked BS. BT. BV. BW. BX. BY. on plat) frontnee 140 feet on cast sido Mistietoo street, south, described Vol. 72. paco 300. county recorder's records of Jackson coun tv. Orecon. 140 feet: rate per foot. 61 cents: nmount due. $85.40. Assessment No. 3 Adam Enie. lot 2. block 3. Bnrr's addition in the city of Medford. Orecon. (excoptinc the followine described tract of land commencinc 20 feet south of tho northeast corner of lot 2. block 3, Bnrr's addition and runninc thence west 100 feet, south 137 feet, cast 100 feet north 137 feet to ulnco of becinninc. nnd becinninc nt tho southeast corner of lot 2. block 3. Bnrr's addition nnd runninc thenco north 50 feet, west 150 feet south 50 feet, cast 150 feet to p'-re of be cinninc. and commencinc at tho southeast corner of lot 1. block 3. Bnrr's addition and runninc thence west CC0 feet, south 20 feet, east CC0 feet, north 20 feet to placo of beginning, tho last described tract beinc known as Twelfth street, front ace 310 feet on east side Mistie too street, south, described Vol. CI. pace "460. county recorder's records of Jackson conntv. Orecon. 310 feet: rato per foot. 61 cents: nmount due. $189.10. Assessment No. 4 James Camp bell, commencing 250 feet west of the northeast comer lot 3. block 3. Bnrr's addition in tho citv of Med ford. runninc thenco west 410 feot south 87 feet east 410 feet north 87 feet to place of becinninc. front ace 87 feet on east side Mistletoe street, south, described Vol. 03. pace 284. countv recorder's records of Jackson countv. Orecon. 87 feet: rate ner foot. Gl cents: amount due. $53.07. Assessment No. 5 William H. Hamlin, lot 3. block 3. Bnrr's addi tion in tho citv of Medford. Orecon, frontaco 243 feet on east side Mis- Iff foot: rato por foot, 61 cents: amount duo. $148.23. Assessment "No. 6 Anna Marion Parker, lot 4, block 3, Bnrr's nddi tion in tho oitv of Medford. Orecon, frontneo 295 feot on east side Alts tletoo street, south, described Vol 72. unco 67. countv recorder's rec ords of Jackson countv. Orecon. 295 feet: mto per foot, 61 cents; amount due. $179.95. Assessment No. 7 -Frederick Y. and Minnio Wnsohnu, lot 4, block 4. Bnrr's addition in tho city of Medford. Owmin, frontneo 295 feot on west side Mistletoe street south, described Vol. 10, pneo 425, county recorder's records, Jnukson county, Orecon. 295 feet; rate por foot, 01 cents; nmount duo, $179.95. Assessment No. 8 L. B. Willinms. lot 3. block 4. Bnrr'suddition in the citv of Medford. Oroeon. frontnee 330 feet on west side Mistietoo street south, described Vol. 60. pace 610. countv recorder's records of Jnok son county. Oroeon. 330 feet: rate wor foot 61 cents: amount duo. $201.30. Assessment No. 9 Perry B. Scott, lot 2, block 4, Bnrr's addition in tho citv of Medford. Oroeon. (ex ccntiuc tracts marked BE. BF. on plat) froatneo 105 feet on west side Mistletoe street south, described Vol. 53, pace 180, countv recorder's records of Jnckson countv. Orecon. 165 feot: rate per foot. 01 cents: nmount duo. $100.65. Assessment No. 10 Philip J. SDcncer. becinninc at tho northeast corner of lot 2. block 4. Bnrr's nd dition in tho citv of Medford. Ore- eon nnd runninr thenco south on tho east lino of snid lot 165 feet, wost parallel with tho north line of snid lot 330 feet north parallel with the east lino of said lot 165 feet to ' - north lino thereof, thence enst on said north lino 330 feet to place of becinninc. containinc lw acres. more or less, frontnee ICS feet on wost side Mistletoe street, southy de scribed Vol. 02. pnee 102. conntv re corder's records of Jnckson countv Orecon. 105 feot: rnto per foot CI cents: amount due. $100"" Assessment No. 11 Robert Lance. lot 1. block 4. Bnrr's addition in the citv of Medford. Orecon. G60 feet enst and west, bv 330 feet north and south, containinc five acres, frontneu" 280 feet on west sido Mistletoe street, south, described Vol. 42. pace 559. countv recorder's records of Jackson countv. Orecon. 280 feet; rata vcr foot. Gl cents: nmount due. $170.80. Section 2. And it is hereby or dered and ordained thnt snid Severn! assessments and tho liens bo en tered in the water main lien docket of said citv. and thnt thereupon no tico bo civen tho owners or reputed owners of said property, nnd that the same bo enforced and collected in tho manner provid ed bv tho chnrter of "id citv for tho collection of assessments for tho improvements of streets therein. Section 3. It is further ordered thnt tho notice above provided for bo published threo times -in tho Dailv Mail Tribune, n newspaper published and of ceneral circulnHnn said citv. in tl" manner provided bv or- ed bv tho citv council of tho citVi of Medford on the 7' dnv of De cember. 1909. bv tho followine votu:, Merrick, absent: EifoH, uvo: Welch,! nve: l-.inenck. nyo; Donunor avo: Wortuuui. nvo. Approved Doeombor 8th. 1909. II. CANON. Mavor. Attest: HOBT. W. TELFER. Recorder. BENSON AR GAINS We Are Headquarters for Small Orchard Tracts tletoo street south, described Vol. 42. paco 332. countv recorder's rec-dinnnco No. 250 of said citv. ords of Jackson conntv. Oregon. 243 The foregoint ordinnn" wns pass 4 miles south of Medford. Price $245 por noro. Will oxchaneo five residonco lots for improved city property. Our plan and terms makes invest ment easy. Own somo property nnd recoivo your shnro of the increase in vnluo this spring. ncros on Nowtown street, good 5-room house, well nnd outbuildings, nonrly all sot to fruit $2800 2V ncros between Peaeli nud Newtown streets;. nicely located for subdividing $2100 Wo represent soven strong fire in surnnco companies. Insure bofore tho firo; its too Into after. Within 100 feot of Oakdalo ave nue, new 10-room modern house, south front, largo lot $2500 Suroty Bonds Wo represent the Union Guarnnteo Association of Portland. Bocomo informed about our ten nnd twenty-ncro orchard tracts, mostly undeveloped nnd prices right One fivo-ncro tract, xiloso in, will mnko 2G building lots. Figure it out nnd see for yourself what you enn mnko on it $4000 Our rentnl department enn handle your houses right Benson Investment Company Over Farmers and Fruitgrowers Bank (Continued on page 15.) -t- filTY NOTICES. (Continued from pngo 13.) termined to be the sum of $1409.40. Now therefore, it is hereby further determined thnt tho proportional fihnro of tho cost of lavinc said water innin of each parcel of proportv fronting on said portion of said street is tho amount sot opposito tho de scription of each parcel of land bo low, and that each pieoe or parcel of land benefittted bv tho layinc of snid water main to tho full oxtent of tho amount so set opposito the do- WE "WISH to call to the attention of our many patrons that we now have all of the latest machinery, and are in a position to handle any and all kinds of DYE WORK HERE, thereby saving the delay in shipping, we guarantee to give as good a service as can be secured on the coast. OUR CLEANING DEPARTMENT is complete. We clean everything from a pair of gloves to a party gown. JN OUR TAILORING DEPARTMENT we do a general repair business. Jack ets relined, skirts rebound and altered, in fact, no repair or alteration is too diffi cult for us to handle. A trial will convince you. If we cannot please you it won't cost you a cent. We call in any part of the city. Phone 2441. IF YOU DON'T WANT More Light Better Food lore Mot Water DON'T READ THIS What would bo a more useful and ideal Xmas present for the homo than a cabinet for the kitchen that would cover tho hot wa ter tank and supply a cooker, besides boing a beautiful pioco of furnituro? This combin ation will givo moro hot water with your present tank and stove than you can uso and save 60 per cent on fuel and the cookor will actually cook at 180 degrees for ten hours without a fire. Call and seo demonstration, then" ORDER NOW, and I will install the cabinet so that you can tako a hot bath Xmas morn without having to build a firo, and also prepare most of your Xmas dinnor in the cooker, instead of cooking over a hot stovo for hours. I also install gasoline lighting systems for homes, stores and any placo that light may be needed. Having made a study of gas sys tems and carefully investigated differ ent lights, etc., I know I have tho best to bo had. These lights are accepted by under writers and are absolutely safo. Cheaper than electricity or manufactured gas; gives a pure white light and plenty of it. Comparo tho light and cost in the stores and places that are lighted with gasoline and those with electricity. More light for less money. Call and see the Xmas specialties in im ported Spun Brass, Ideal Mantlo Lamp with fancy Shades. They are just a little bettor. THE NEW ELECTRIC PIRELESS COOKERS HERE. J.W.Whitney 211 W. Main St. Phone 1082 erf- HK CD R CD ui c-r A r1 cd fcj p bo O rf-