February 14, 1913

That the methods of the Rogue River Valley relative to fruit raising is attracting attention in other states is evidenced by an order received from Waynesville, N.C., a few days ago by the Medford Furniture & Hardware Company of this city. The company had run a small display advertisement in the Mail Tribune of the Faulkner pruner, as adapted to the class of work carried on in the valley, and received an order for a pair of the Faulkners and a pruning saw to be sent by parcel post. Apparently the east is sitting up and taking notice. The pruners and saw were sent immediately.

Moral: It pays to advertise in the Mail Tribune.


Policemen Cingcade and Hinton stopped what would have been a very serious runaway at an early hour today when a bread delivery wagon horse started up Front Street. The pair made a nervy capture. No damage reported.


The free rest room for women opens tomorrow. The members of the Pan-Hellenic Society, assisted by the Medford Merchants Association and others, have fitted out complete rest rooms on the fourth floor of the M. F. & H. building where the women of Medford and the valley will always be welcome. Bundles will be checked free and a small charge will be asked for the care of children who may be left while the mothers do their shopping. The rest rooms will fill a long-needed work and the opening Saturday promises to be an auspicious one.


District Attorney E.E. Kelly is probing the dynamiting of fish in the Rogue River as well as the sale of steelheads in Medford with a view of submitting evidence gathered to the grand jury next month. In his investigations, he has secured evidence that the dynamited fish were peddled over the county as well as sold in Medford, and that many purchased fish unfit for eating. Discussing the matter he said:

"I am absolutely satisfied that during last summer and fall, when the fish in Rogue River were being dynamited, hundreds of putrid salmon were sold to residents of Medford and the valley by the local fishermen.

"I have evidence that bloated dead fish were taken out of the river and put on the local market by the hundreds.

"I believe the people of the valley should know this that they may be on their guard; also that they may help the officers in detecting law violations of this character."

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