April 10, 1913

As a result of the annual election had at Gold Hill yesterday, Mrs. Cora J. Truax will be the first woman to serve on a city council in Southern Oregon. Mrs. Truax defeated S.T. Hodges for this honor and will represent the second ward. Mrs. Truax received 83 votes to Hodges' 26.

T.W. Ray was elected councilman in the first ward over W.I. Walker by a vote of 60 to 27. W.P. Weatheral was named recorder, L.W. Smith treasurer and Roy Cameron councilman-at-large.


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He is considered worthless unless he can "talk" in a kind of harsh resemblance to human speech. He is really neither bird nor human; he is a disorderly episode in creation. He grates on the poetic soul. He is a nuisance and we don't have to have him with us.

But most of us do have a carpet or rug or two and in the past we have been compelled to eat and breathe the pesky germs that rise up from them morning, noon and night, and they are enabled to work their will with us. But thank fortune things have changed with us for means have been provided on whereby our carpets and rugs can be free from dust and germs at no expense to our comfort.

The means provided is the National Hand-Operated Vacuum Cleaner. It weighs but 1¾ pounds and is so easily operated that it does not tire even a child. Operate it as hard and fast as you like, and there'll be no dust to breathe nor germs to consider, and your dusting problem will no longer be a problem.

It affords the publishers of the Mail Tribune the greatest pleasure to announce that arrangements have been perfected whereby we can offer a limited amount of these cleaners in combination with this paper for a small sum. Watch the paper for particulars.

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