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Mail Tribune 100

Sept. 22, 1915


No action was taken at the meeting of the city council Tuesday night for the removal of the "jayhawker" crossing signs on Main avenue upon the request of the Southern Pacific to wait until the next regular meeting, when a business-like agreement will be reached on the longstanding question of adequate protection on the principal thoroughfare of the city.

The railroad Tuesday afternoon made it plain to city officials that the erection of the signs in the first place was due to faithful following of instructions by a section boss. When the Halley auto was wrecked, the company issued telegraphic orders to install danger boards at all road and street crossings. The section boss did as he was told. It was never intended that the Main avenue should thus be adorned. As soon as the red tape is unraveled, they will be removed.

The council has decided upon a line of action to be adopted in the curbing of reckless driving over the danger spot. The flagman will be invested with police powers, and given the right to arrest all autoists ignoring his signals to stop. Drivers of auto stages and jitneys ignoring the signals will face charges looking to the revocation of their chauffeur's license.


Medford Elks are ready for the first day of their celebration of the dedication of their new temple on North Central Avenue, one of the finest and best equipped lodge buildings in the state. The main streets of the city and the business houses are gay with American flags and the purple and white colors of the lodge. Tonight the lights — purple and white — will be lighted for the first time, and Thursday morning the first of the entertainment program will be given. Delegations of Elks from all over the state will be in attendance. The main body of the visitors will arrive this evening, tonight and in the morning.


Phoenix at a special election held Tuesday voted to give the Rogue River Canal company the right to build and construct irrigation ditches through the corporate limits of the city. The total votes cast were 35. Two of this number had not been converted to the advisability of irrigation, despite the bitter lesson administered by Nature this summer. The sentiment in that district is strong for water.