Owing to a deficiency in temperature during the past month which ran off suddenly into the warm weather of the past few days, the valley is witnessing for the first time in several years the different varieties of pears blossoming at the same time. Bartletts, D'Anjous and Howells are out, while Comice, Bosc and Winter Nells are just beginning to blossom. Apples also are following closely.
This condition is a normal one in late seasons such as this. Blossoming is two weeks behind a year ago, due to cooler weather which deferred blossoming. The past few days with warmer weather prevailing have brought the blossoms out together.
The Al G. Barnes show this afternoon pleased a capacity crowd at Walnut Park west of the city. This is the first year that Mr. Barnes hasn't been with the show, as he is laid up with illness. Mr. Al Sanda, the general manager, is in charge which is sufficient recommendation to those who knew this famous showman. The show is larger than ever, and is especially interesting, as it deviates from the usual run and features educational and thrilling animal acts.
Louis Roth and wife with the lion act, and Capt. Stonewall's seal act drew heavy applause. Pete Stanton's sideshow also drew a big house.
Mr. and Mrs. A.E. Whitman, formerly of this city but now of Klamath Falls, arrived in Medford yesterday evening in hope of improving Mrs. Whitman's health, which was shattered recently when she was attacked by a burglar in her home at Klamath bound, gagged, and left unconcious. She is in a highly nervous state, is unable to sleep and is in a serious condition.
County Judge Worden of Klamath County has been asked to offer a reward of $500 for the capture of the thief.