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TrnMEDJOWD MAIL TOEBUKE, MEDFORD, OREGON, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1909.
A CHRISTMAS AT CAPE HBPIB '''''''''""fl!!!'!!!''0 '''J of money In nlno inoro wolconTo to inoni liulrn Itiiiu n ehostful of tarred raw. Ilushles, tin) moii auctions lvo tho ship, mutes of lml nn opportunity to "rnUo IiIm reputation" hy mldliiK Honor, ously to IiIh account. Kvi-o'IhmI.v wiuileil to till tin Clirint. tuns HiiK'ltlmiH of poor Iloh'ii folks. Tim chief iimti', Dickson, kooiI nntiiredly consented Hint Hid miction tiliould Im held llii'ii nml thoro nml emtio to tho foroensilo with pencil nml pnpcr to r. cord tho niiIiin mi fust n they wore inmlo. "More you nru, hoy hi o you nrol (let your uioiii'y ready Tho :rcutust Cnpo Horn milo ovi-r hold will now start," rasped tho old chief "Klrst srticlo to n rlnatiU Mrnvr pillow. Ilo inoiiilwr wKit INK flhuWiHiponro says, 'Uneasy rests tlio In-art Hint hasn't ot a pillow. Wlmt n in I bid? Two dol lurs? Tliaiik yonl Threo-four-flro nlxlx I lmv. cpo Horn prices, Koiilloiiioti. KIht-tiiri-ton-nro you all dono? Tom, you enn hnvo It for $10. You inny ot n hotter 0110 In Ban Francisco for M cents, hut you enn't duplicate It for $!j0 wllhlu n thoiiHiind miles of HiIm phicii. "Next nrilolo In ii Imniliomci stand up lliion collar, It hail only Itcen worn by poor Hob In I.lvorpool mid can Imj washed nlmolutoly clonn for tho sumll lirll'o of fi coiiIh. II In Din nnlv iii-llntu of Its kind that him over Immui for sale at Capo Horn. What am I l.ld-n dol. lar two, two-ilfly. ihroo-llflv. four - four itro you all dono? Hold to Dick for SI. Dli It III fl Nlinrl milt' U'nlf n intiiuioi I hero In n liulton In tho back of tlio collar. You will Imyo To buy thu button separately, Dlch." And no each worn nnd patched car ment of poor Hob wiih nolil nt "Capo Horn priccw." Hob's shipmates took cam mat nonoof thom contribut ed loss than n month's wiiffca to llob'H dual pay day. Tho rnntc at hiHt put bis hand to tlio bottom of Ilob'ii client, nnd from n cor ner bo brought up a bundle of poporH wrapped In nn old piece of canvas tied together with yellow silken ci K'ir Imnd. Tho mate held thu bundlo thought fully In his hand. He hesltatod to trespass. "Open It up!" shouted tho men In chorus, wo will seo whnt 1 A VAI.UAIII.i: HTIIAW rn.w)w. "limit Well. In It anyway." assented tho maio. When the canvas cover wan opened n score of lettera In Dolled nnd torn envelopes dropped out. "I see no harm In letting you fob lows trot a llttlo Homo ontiiuont out of these old letters," said tho mate, "but you must not keep them. They must bo forwarded to Hob's friends. You boys can bid for tho prlvllego of reauiiiK tlio letters." I Dick for tl) bought tho right to Drat pick. He took the best preserved on 1 velopo and Its lnclosuro nnd went away j to road tho letter. I The sale continued, letter after let ter retelling n nent sum. Hair the let- "b tern were sold when Dick came from ma"' BWcar"' uis comer mm micrruntiHi tho nnin. I He looked troubled and shook tils lot tor In our faces. "Hoys, this letter Is from tho girl," said ho. "Kilo's n dnnrtr. Iloli icm no good. IIo didn't go homo when ho was paid off In Liverpool; bo didn't go tentlon to a dsrV object Venning limp- ' ly against mo surixurd lighthouse. It wan Hob .lotim. Wo carried lilm Into tho forecastlo. Tho mate and tlio whisky bottlo wcro brotight forward, and Uob slowly cam to his senses. "I was Hlnmbniiged something fear ful, boys," drawled Hob. "That break er caught mo rlht, and tho blamed strap broke. Then over sho rolled to leeward" "And I snw you go over tho side," Interrupted Dirk. "Not I. It may have been tho sheet coll," continued Hob. "I was washed ntt'riv ifti llfllll.r t Ii o forecast!!- Li I . Iicnil. I l-ucsh I HWK went clean off !i, a mint after I had crawled to a , dry place. When I woke up I m a d o for the forecastle, but I couldn't make It I dropped right off again nt the lighthouse." When Hob had been bandaged up and given a warm breakfast he was the old Hob onco more. The boys poked lots of fun nt him when they returned his things to bhn. "I I' ild on. boys: let us make a bargain with Hob," tho Impcratlvo Dick broke In. "Hero Is my Hlblc. If Hob will swear to go home to his mother nnd the girl from San Fran clsco ho can take tho auction money along as n Christmas present" 'That's rightl Como on. Bob. Swear, I IT WAS JiOU J05CS. TIIIS ii tho maiden to dainty and tweet Who regretted the wasn't provided with feet Elephantine so the stockings the wore Might hold Sonta'i stock and very much rnon . J homo from New York; ho didn't go i home from San I-'rnnclsco when bo I could have made tho trip In a day. The girl Is waiting yot." Tho mate, who had been Intently reading one of the letters, hero inter rupted. "Hob's mother Is getting old, and sho Is Kor. She does not ask for money, howovcr. All she wants la ber boy. Ho will never return to her now. Poor Hob's mother! Poor Hob!" At four bells the lookout gnro m hU "All's well! Side lights burnln? bright." Suddenly he began to beat tho forward bell like mad. Tho lookout was shouting and wav Inir his arms from tho fnrrvnnlln IimiI where ho stood clinging to tho rail. ; When we reached tho foro part of the house the lookout attracted our nt- "I do, so help me. God. and n Christmas to you all, boys!" sobbed Hob. "I will go home, boys' I will!" Aud ho did. Philadelphia Ledger. my The Worm. Tho Henpecked Husband I; wife going out, Elslo? "ics, su - "Do yot, know if I am going with her?" Exchange. DeferrtJ. Vhe Pessimist We'll pay for all this One weather ltter on. The Optimist Well, cheer ud! That's tho wotiIap time for paying for things, Isn't It? I'UCt. , Out of th Ordlniry. "I have tried to wrlto something out of tho ordinary In this novel." "Well, my boy. I tblnk you bavo suc ceeded." "In what partlcularr "Your heroine nets as if she had seuse." Louisville Courier-Journal. THE MIDWAY TRACT This is the name selected for the subdivision of orchard land which we are platting between Phoenix and Talent. The name was sent in by Mrs. Addie K. Rippey of 207 West Main street, Medford, who has been awarded the $10 we offered to give the person suggesting a name for the tract which we should accept. There were six other persons -who sent in the same name, but Mrs. Rippoy's letter was tho first received at our office, and for this reason she has been awarded the prize. i Replies to our advertisement were received from 39 different persons, offering 191 names to select from. The name is appropriate, because the land lies mid way between Ashland and Medford, midway between Tal-. ent and Phoenix, and midway betweeif the hills oh either side of the vallpy. As soon as the surveyis completed we will have other announcements to make concerning this tract, than which no better orchard or garden land has yet been put on the market in the Rogue River valley. W. T. YORK & CO. gjr " ' mmnurt mm iiwg hdhwheh sL'rawawrraw wmmkmmmmm I msammmmmmmm rounds: BOX ING CONTEST AT THE MEDFORD THEATER, MEDFORD, OREGON Mon Evehin 20 RALSTON vs. DO AN IN A 15-ROUND GO HILDERBRANT vs. BURK, in a 5-Round Go Young Jeffries of Medford, 70 lbs, vs. Young Corbet of Medford, 75 lbs, in a 3-Round Go This is the one Best Bet of the season and he who fails to attend will always regret it I TICKETS NOW ON SALE AT HASKINS' DRUG STORE ZZZZ PRICES FROM 75 CENTS TO $1.50 H SH s s s 111 s I B h 2 I I 3 H 8 I S H H s 3 H 8 I 8 I I (I s la! s I I 9 s H 8 S