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Mail Tribune 100: February 22, 1914

February 22, 1914

(Gold Hill News)

How the hotel hyacinth came into bloom contrary to all laws of nature furnished a subject for controversy in the lobby one day this week. The plant, struggling along in a pot several sizes too small, gave evidence of not feeling well by the scrawniness of its foliage and apparent unwillingness to put forth flowers. Finally, doubtless in the faint hope that mortals would understand something was wrong, it began sending roots upwards through the soil. With the appearances of these, it was decided to report the hyacinth — and the floricultural marvel was discovered. Bunched closely in the solid earth and pointed for China were two lavender sprays of bloom, accompanied by new plant shoots. The topsy-turvey prodigy was righted and is now occupying roomy quarters with its blossoms "top side" and going bravely in the sunlight.

Died — At his home at 721 N. Riverside Avenue, Sunday, February 22, William T. Andrews, a native of Illinois in his 70th year, from pernicious anemia, from which he has suffered for some years. He leaves a wife and two daughters, Mrs. James Stevens of New York and Mrs. A. Conro Fiero of Central Point. The remains will be shipped to Mankato, Minn., for burial Tuesday evening, Febrary 24.

Mr. Andrews came to Medford eight years ago from Mankato, where he formerly made his home and was well known in the community. He leaves, in addition to his immediate family, four brothers and three sisters, George and Ed M. Andrews of Medford, Dr. J.W. Andrews of Mankato, Judge J.A. Andrews of Sisson, S.D., Mrs. C.A. Parker of New York City, Mrs. F.W. Clayton and Mrs. A.D. Stone of Mankato.

James Stevens, son-in-law of Mr. Andrews, one of the stars of the Dekoven Opera Company, stopped over to visit the family Saturday and Sunday.