Ashland tidings. (Ashland, Or.) 1876-1919, May 30, 1912, Image 1

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    Oregon Historical Society.
Ashland Tiding
Senators Mingle Variety of Topics
in Discussion.
Program Being Carried Out by Old
Soldiers in Fitting Celebration of
National Day Graves of Soldiers
.Being Decked.
After more than a week of steady
rainfall and cloudy weather, today is
clear in honor of the boys who
fought for the protection of our
country years ago. It is as if Heaven
were smiling down upon the acts of democrats will go in by default." He
kindness that mark tnis day, as me redi ct ed tne nomination of Roose-
Washington, D. C The Kilkenny
cats, uneven distribution of wealth,
the latter as represented by Andrew
Carnegie, and Colonel Roosevelt's
prospects for nomination, were min
gled in lively debate In the senate
Monday over Hitchcock's resolution
calling for full information of cor
porations as disclosed in corporation
tax returns.
Returns, he said, encouraged a dis
position toward imperialism, made
evident the disparity of wealth and
increased lists of millionaires, and
showed that protected interests had
a revenue cf a billion dollars a year
over legitimate profit. John Sharp
Williams interjected that It was nec
essary for the democratic party to
prepare to take charge of public af
fairs. "After the Kilkenny cats" get
through," he said, "there won't be
any republican party left and the
old soldiers march to the graves of
their fallen comrades and deck them
velt, who, he said, was dissatisfied
because he could not be both former
That Ashland has been unduly ex
cited over the prospects of a large
electrical concern entering the field
here seems to be indicated by the
exchange of letters and telegrams,
full text of which is printed below.
Mr. Fowler blew into town about ten
davs ago and announced that he
would establish in this city a repair
station for the electrical apparatus
of his company on the coast. His
story, as told in the Tidings of last
Monday, seemed plausible and the
city was thrown into a fit of excite
ment such as it has not felt for some
Mr. Fowler began operations by
asking a local real estate firm for
location on a ten-acre tract on tne
Should he have authority to act for
your company, we will be glad to
assist in every way possible toward
clearing up his business here, and
are glad to offer the services of our
old-established institution for the
business of your company.
Yours truly.
southern racuic rigm 01 w, -u.u rlght or ,n any tapat.v m,r , any.
ine iirm uiu, aim iu duco else"
The reply received from the West-
inghouse people is as follows:
May 24, 1912.
United States National Bank, Ash
land, Ore.
Gentlemen: I hereby confirm my
telegram sent you today as follows:
"W. B. Fowler is not authorized to
act for us In purchase of shop site
Ashland Schools Make Bent Record
in Recent Kxaminations.
Results in the eighth grade uni
form examinations held in Jackson
county May" 9 and 10 show that
about 57 per cent of those examined
were successful. The Ashland
schools have the best record in the
county, 41 pupils having taken the
examinations, 27 of whom passed
successfully, ten are conditioned in
one or two subjects and four failed.
The successful ones are 66 per cent
of those examined. In addition to
these, a number who were condi
tioned from the mid-year examina
tions successfully passed in the de
linquent subjects. Those who were
successful in the recent examinations
are: Earl Blackden, Robert Hums,
Earl Bunker, Frances Harney, Clyde
Brown. Faye Bailey, Herbert Davis,
Ross Guiley, Delbert Jones, Aubrey
Redifer, Max Schwimley. Mary Weis
enburger, Bruce Lininger
Twenty-Eight Delegates Added to
tlw Roosevelt Column Practically
, Cinch the Nomination for Dim Oit
the First Ballot.
Newark, N. J., May 30. Theodore
Roosevelt's clean sweep of the New
Jersey primaries was emphasized to-
Gertrude day when late returns gave hirn
Meikle, Agnes Pankey, Stella Peter- j small but substantial pluralities in
anew with flowers. Some who j ,(reSment and president at the same
marched in the parade last year are
not here today and only their graves
receive the kind remembrances of
their comrades. It is the nation's
funeral day.
Many business houses have re
sponded to the request that the
streets bear the national colors and
the line of march today is marked by
the waving of flags and bunting,
biarting from the Plaza, the line of
march was taken up as follows:
Ashland Band, Flrsst Company
Coast Artillery Corps, Burnside Post,
G. A. R. ; Burnside Corps, W. R. C;
citizens on foot, citizens in carriages.
The procession marched to Ash
land Cemetery, where the regular
memorial services of the Grand
Army of the Republic were held by
Burnside Post.
As we go to press a program la" in
progress at the Chautauqua building,
after which the members of the G.
A. R. and V. R. C. and their families
time. "The democrats are tremonng
in their boots for fear the former
president will not be nominated," re
torted Gallinger. who added that he
would do all he could to prevent
Roosevelt's nomintaion.
Lived iu Ashland Several
bears Ago.
The following letter was received
by the Ashland police over a month
ago and Is self-explanatory:
Oregon City, Ore., April 12.
Police Department, Ashland, Ore.
Dear Sir: I am looking for my
, I parents, Matthew and his wife, Mary
Schomer, who lived in Ashland in
the year 1892. Since then I don't
know where they have lived. I
though perhaps they might have
some relatives there and we could
get some trace of them that way
will assemu e ai ine u. ""' I They came to Ashland from Siskiyou
a DasKet ainner. in me oiicniuuu - .
the G. A. R. will visit Hargadine and j
woman tells me, a baby, but 1 was
looked into. Then one of the local
banks wired to the company in Pitts
burg and received a denial of the
representation, which wire was fol
lowed by a letter further emphasiz
ing the fact that the company has no
representative in this field. The full
text of this correspondence is given
here, including the letter to the local
real estate firm:
Ashland, Ore., May 23, 1912.
Ashland. Ore.:
rate the graves of all comrades rest
ing therein.
Three Candidates for Queen Receiv
ing Supjtort.
I am looking for a tract of land
adjoining the Southern Pacific of not
more or less than 10 acres. If yon
know of some, see
Gen. Mgr. Westinghouse Elec. Mfg.
Co., Pittsburg, Pa., at Ashland Ho
tel. Various peculiarities of his pro
cedure prompted a telegram to the
Westinghouse people and a letter
confirming same from a local banK
The letter follows:
May 24. 1912.
Westinghouse Electrical Mfg. Co.,
Pittsburg, Pa.
Gentlemen: We beg to confirm
our message of even date as follows:
"Is W. B. Fowler authorized to act
for your company in purchase of
shop site here?"
Mr. Fowler Is making inquiry in
reference to property for the purpose
too young to remember it.
Myself (Catherin) and Gena were
put in the Boys' and Girls' Aid So-
fiutv in Portland kottip ttmp in the
vear 1S92, and were there till the j of erecting concrete building, and it
vear 1896. then we were taken by ' is our desire to be of some assistance
LU WU 11 uuoaiuici , i ... " " i
separate families after my mother
was not able to pay our board longer.
If we could only find some one that
knew my mother's maiden name I
ever, to have proper credentials be
fore making arrangements with him.
Voting for carnival queen has be
gun. If your candidate is not in
the running, get into line and vote feel sure we could locate her
at one of the following places: Rose Thanking you in advance, I am.
Brothers', Lane's and Grieve's. Ma- Yours truly,
terial for a nice dress is offered and MISS CATHERIN SCHOMER,
will be placed on display In the win- j 709 Eleventh St., Oregon City. Ore.
dow of the Camps building with the
other prizes. It is worth working
for. j
The rose show will be held in the Lorimer, 111., Sends Bequest to Mi
Stevenson building on the Plaza. I nority Committeeman.
The play is progressing nicely and '
will be presented in the Chautauqua j Washington. D. C. Telegraphing
buildinc. Admission 3j cents. 'I'hf i fr,,m rhirai'ii. Sniitnr LiirliuM Tiieif
tennis games will be held on the j day agked senator Lea of Tennessee, I ing him a market that he will in-
courts at the east slue scnooi ana , a nlenii,er f)f the Lorimer investigat
promise to be exciting. Outside i jng committee and one of the mem-
In reply to yours of same date, we
have not authorized anyone to act for
our company in the purchase of a
shop site or any other capacity and
W. B. Fowler is entirely unknown
to us. The only ierson in our em
ploy by that name is W. F. Fowler,
manager of our Pittsburg office, who
is here at the present time.
We thank you for calling the mat
ter to our attention and would be
glad if you would write us at your
convenience stating the circum
stances which gave rise to your mes
sage, as we wish to be informed as
to anyone representing themselves to
act for the Westinghouse company
who is not authorized to do so.
Yours truly.
In spite of the above correspond
ence, however, Mr. Fowler still in
sists that he is representing the
company and that their reply to the
telegram and letter is but the natur
al one as a protection to their repre
sentative. During the course of a
conversation with the Tidings repre
sentative he made the remark, how
ever, "If you found a man asleep,
you. would wake him up before you
talked to him, wouldn't you?" a re
mark the significance of which the
future may reveal. Mr. Fowler
stated last night that he would have
more definite Information this morn
ing, but at the time of going to press,
the Tidings Is unable to get into
communication with him.
son. Granville uaizeii, jacK uecser,
Wilbur Edmunds, Blanche Guches.
Iliiitiin derrick. Sam Koehler. Slade
Songer, Ira Shepard, Gerald Woods,
Roy Walls, Floyd Bateman.
Results in the county are tabulated
as follows:
Number of applicants 221
Number passing in all subjects 126
Number conditioned in one or
two subjects 62
Number failii.g 33
Numlier making average of 90
per cent or more 8
Those passing in all subjects are
entitled to diplomas which will ad-
thu few districts about which earlier
figures left any doubt, and increased,
his lead elsewhere throughout the
state. He will have the state's 2S
delegates to the Chicago convention.
Governor Woodrow Wilson carried
all but two of the 12 congressional
districts and gained 24 of the 28 del
egates, including tho delegates-at-large.
His opponents have aban
doned hope that they had carried the
English district, where the vote was
Incomplete returns at noon yester
day on the vote for delegates-at-large
and the presidential preference indi-
teams are expected to be contenders
in the games. Nothing is lacking in
arrangements for the ball in the Nat
atorium in the evening of June 6.
P.eterson's orchestra has been en
gaged and good music is promised.
bers who signed a minority report
hostile to Lorimer, that considera
tion of the movement to expel lori
mer frcm the senate be deferred un
til his health had improved.
Lea responded that consideration
Medford Inaugurates Scheme for
Benefit of Local Grower".
Medford has the distinction of hav
ing the first public market in Ore
gon, which was opened Saturday.
The purpose of the market is to
bring the producer and the consumer
together. Indirectly it is hoped to
so encourage the producer by giv-
crease his production, and eventually
put Oregon in a position where, in-
mit them to any high school In the: fated that Colonel Roosevelt's popu-
state without further examination.
Those conditioned in one or two
subjects may take examination iu
such subjects at next examination
and, if successful, receive diplomas.
The largest number of failures
were in arithmetic, with spelling sec
ond and geography third.
Medford schools did not write
upon this examination, but will take
next examination June 6 and 7.
Highest average grades made by
following pupils:
Laura McDowell, Central
Point schools 93
Merritt Barnett, Centra1
Point schools ?2 2-3';;
Helen Price, Central'fnt
schools 92
Ross Guiley, Ashland
schools 3 1
Helen Minthoni, Pine Grove
school 90
Fay A. DeFord, Table Rock
school 90
Evelyn Young, Rogue River
schools 20 2-9
Alice Violet Smith, Butte
Falls schools 90'.;
Physicians Pronounce John B. Early
'as Afflicted With Disease.
Port Townsend, Wash. John R.
Early, the Spanish war veteran, who
was given employment at the Dia
mond Point quarantine station, after
the citizens of Pierce county objected
to his residing on his ranch there
because he was a leper suspect, is
really a leper, iu the opinion of a
board of medical examiners appoint
ed by Governor Marion E. Hay to
Persons who intend decorating,,, fnp matter could not be delaved
floats are urged to so notify those j hnt tnat no ac.tj0n woud be taken un
in charge. Mrs. Winter Is looking tU Lorimer had presented his defense.
utenri nf imnortinir vegetables, eeas. determine the question.
butter and foodstuffs, the state will The board, which was headed by
be shipping such products all over J Surgeon Carl Ramus, in charge ol
after the carriages and Mrs. Veghte
the automobiles. The ladies are
anxious for a large number of entries.
McCusker Has Scheme.
Pendleton, Ore. Thomas McCus
ker. La Follette manager for Oregon
the country.
The market at Medford Is munici
pally owned and conducted, with
rules and regulations that will make
it a public market in every sense.
Trading is carried on in a new
It is reported here that Senator Lea's $3,000 building, bOxlUU, with ce
answer promoted Lorimer to start ment floors, divided into stalls GxS
immediately for Washington, against feet, with running water in each
the advice of his physicians. stall.
These stalls are rented Dy tne city
for 20 cents a day, $1 a week or
$3 a month. The market is open
from 7 o'clock in the morning to 3
Library Nears Completion.
Carpenters will complete their
and delegate-elect to the republican j Aside fmm a few details, such as the j o'clock in the afternoon. Nothing
national convention, is preparing to laving of carpet and the like, the nla ue purcuasea or i neieu iu. Ba r
submit to the national convention a
plank endorsing the plan of having
congress vote money with which to
. finance the presidential campaign
and to bar private contributions to
the campaign funds. He will do at
building is completed on the inside
The continued wet weather has de-
layed the external coating, which will
be finished as rapidly as the weather
will permit. Miss Hicks, city libra
rian, is now busy wth the old normal
IIICIC eACCJIL lliai llltil o nvumuj
produced by the seller, or which is a
by-product of what he produces.
Vegetables, fruits, garden truck,
butter, eggs, dairy products and
meats are admitted.
the republican national convention , K(.,ool library, which has been turned
what Judge Will R. King has already
declared he will do at the democratic
gathering at Baltimore. Consequent
ly the Idea will be suggested at both
big political conventions this summer.
Lecture Sunday.
M W. Pratt will deliver a lecture
Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock in the i speak at the First Brethren
Brethren church on fcast -viain cnurch Sunday at 11 a. m. Topic,
over to the city until such time as
the normal school shall be re-established.
It Is confidently expected
that the building will be ready for
dedication June 15.
Prohibition Meeting.
George L. Carr of Portland, field"
secretary of the prohibition party,
street. His subject win ne, rrom
home to the gutter; from the gutter
to the pulpit." Come and bring the
Kenyon "Hangwell" trousers at the
? Monthly Commercial Organizu
fc Hon Session, Monday Even
s ing, June ii.
& On next Monday evening oc- .
cure the regular meeting of the :s
Commercial Club for June.
Prominent on the order of busi-
ness will be reports concerning ?
s the Polvtechnic School can-
vass, with which Prof. Van Scoy
is at present actively identified
with good prospects of success,
$ and it Is confidently expected 4
that a most favorable showing s
? in regard to the disposition of
S the required number of schol- S
5 arships will be made at this
? meeting.
"Past Methods and Why They Have
Failed to Settle the Liquor Traffic."
All welcome.
Pastor Assumes Work.
Rev. S. A. Douglass will arrive in
Ashland this week to begin his pas
torate at the First Baptist church.
He will preach next Sunday both
morning and evening.
Ere! Fi-ee- Free! Free!
Ten dozen cans of Colgate's Talc
Powder to be given away Saturday
evening, one to every lady customer.
Ferguson's, the Bargain Store.
Five! Free- Free! Free!
Ten dozen cans of Colgate's Talc
Powder to be given away Saturday
evening, one to every lady customer.
Ferguson's, the Bargain Store.
Free! Free- Free! Free!
Ten dozen cans of Colgate's Talc
Powder to be given away Saturday
evening, one to every lady customer.
Ferguson's, the Bargain Store.
Have you seen the rage? It Is the
Bachelor Girl shoe the famous John
Kelly make at the Hub.
Night Polytechnic
Poorly Attended.
Inclement weather again inter
fered with the rally in be.ialf of the
Polytechnic school. The Chautau
qua auditorium held but a sprink
ling of citizens, and though a num
ber of scholarships were subscribed,
the outcome of the meeting was any
thing but satisfactory. Speeches
were made and convincing argu
ments set forth, showing the advan
tages of locating the school In Ash
land, but the matter of securing it
is still far from settled. It was stat
ed by the president that the Com
mercial Club meeting next Monday
evening will probably settle the fate
of the school and it is hoped a large'
attendance will be In evidence at that
meeting to express the opinion of the
Attention, Riders!
All pe-sons who will ride horse
back in the parade during the Rose
Carnival will please meet Mrs. C. H.
Gillette at the East Side school
grounds Friday evening at 7 o'clock
sharp, to make plans. All persons
who have horses or saddles they will
furnish for some one to use, please
phone 296-L.
Market Day.
The Ladies' Aid Society of the
Baptist church division No. 1 will
hold a sale of cooked food at the
Ashland Trading Co. Saturday from
10 to 4 o'clock.
the United States Marine and Public
Health Service for Puget Sound, was
composed of 10 of the leading physi
cians and surgeons in western Wash
ington. They visited Early and con
ducted a thorough examination.
Pieces of the skin were removed and
blood was drawn, which will be sub
jected to a laboratory test. The
board was of unanimous opinion that
Early is a leper, but the laboratory
test will be made to confirm the diagnosis.
Wives of Democratic Ix-adcis (Jive
"Harmony Rreahfast.
Washington, D. C. A large com
pany of democratic women gathered
here recently at a breakfast to reca I!
from the haze of a hundred years
ago a gentle presence, which once j
dominated Washington society. The
lar plurality for tho whole state
would be about 15,000 and that Gov
ernor Wilson's lead, based on the
vote for delegates-at-large, was about
the same.
President Taft made his best show
ing in the third, fifth and sixth dis
tricts, which include the New Jersey
coast towns, almost as far south asi
Atlantc City, and the counties lyins
in the north central part of the state,
most of them outside the commuting
Roosevelt's indicated plurality in
those districts ranged from 4 Oil to
Colonel Roosevelt scored heavily
in the agricultural communities ol!
southern New Jersey and iu tho
thickly Bet tied towns and cities pop
ulated largely by voters who work
in New York. His preference votci
in Essex county, next to the largest
in the state, was 13,515, compared
with 9,168 for Taft and 820 for La
The result exceeded the expecta
tions of the most enthusiastic Roose
velt leaders. In some districts. Col
onel Roosevelt received 10 votes to
eveiy one east for the president.
The Wilson vote, as compared with
that of the opposition, was a stagger
ing blow to the antis, being in it
ratio of about six to one. Some dis
tricts went for the governor by an
high as 20 to 1.
The president had small plurali
ties in lour of the 2 1 counties of tho
stat", early returns indicated. Hn
showed his greatest, stringth in 'the
: farming districts. In one of the fac-
wonien constituting this feminine ; ((), y (owns wll(,r'(, h( SIM)ke jus't Uv
Medford Theatre, Tuesday, June 4.
The use of a pretention!; ballet,
such as usually accompanies the
more elaborate productions of grand
opera, in "The Spring Maid" marks
the first time that ballet of this qual-i
it y has ever been seen in true comic
opera in stage history. It has been
seen that "The Spring "Maid," being
founded on one of the most charm
ing of Grimm's Fairy Tales as an
allegory of the fays of the forest who
led the ancient hunters to the scene
of the Carlsbad Springs, has demand
ed the introduction of this class of
ballet for its actual story telling far
more than did the more old-fashioned
of grand operas.
Name Colonel's SjKMiKors.
Washington, D. C Speeches sec
onding the nomination of Theodore
Roosevelt for president, will be made
in the Chicago convention by Gov
ernor Hiram Johnson of California,
Henry J. Allen of Kansas, delegates-at-large,
and Senator Clapp of Min
nesota, according to information
given out here by close friends of
Colonel Roosevelt. Other names may
be added to this list.
Tailor Resumes Work.
M. Maher, the veteran tailor of
Ashland, who has been Incapacitated
for work on account of illness during
the past ten months, has resumed
work at his establishment on Mill
street near Pellet's garage and Is
prepared to do cleaning and repair
ing. Food Side.
The ladies of the Congregational
church will hold a sale of cooked
food at W. O. Dickerson's store, cor
ner Main and Granite streets, Satur
day, June 1, from 2 to b p. in.
Wool blankets and lace curtain
work, par excellence, at Star Steam
democracy were mostly the wives
and daughters of prominent demo
crats, although any woman allied
with a disciple of Jefferson was elig
ible to attend.
The woman thus honored on the
140th anniversary of her birth was
Dolly Madison, wife of the president
of tile United States, and social ar
biter during four administrations,
for Mrs. Madison was virtually mis
tress of the White House during the
regime of Jefferson, whose term of
office preceded her husband's.
Mrs. Champ Clark, wife of the
speaker of the house, presided as
toastmistress. The guests were wel
comed bv the wile of Representative
Henry D. Clayton, chairman of lue
house judiciary committee.
lore the opening of the polls, he was
beaten 4 0 to 1.
The Lit Follette vote was a neg
ligible factor, not more than 2
cent of the entire vote cast.
The vote in nearly all parts of the
state was exceedingly light, several
counties casting less than half of the
total registration at the last general
! election.
The opinion is freely expressed tnat
Roosevelt, will win handily on the
first ballot, i lie number of contest
ed delegates is 205, of whle.i number
Teddy will probably get. the major
ity. Taft men concede Roosevelt 4 22
Hung Up by Feet Because lie Would
Not Disturb Church.
Young Men Say They Can Talk Near,
ly 1,04)0 Mile.
Salem, Ore. Because he would
not consent to mingle with older boys
North BuTem ehun-h last Thursday j ''" voice 7.10 to 1,000 miles un-
New York. Elnian It. Myers niul
Clarence T. Bartlett, who are about.
21 years old, say they have invented
a wireless telephone that has proved
effective and that they can send the
evening, and in the attempt to imbue
his childish soul with fear should he
reveal anything pertaining to the
plans the would-be rioters had in
mind, Harry Cunningham, the 12-year-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. James
Cunningham of North Fifth street,
was subjected to the Inhuman treat
ment of having his hands bound be-
der good conditions. Their inven
tion is so technical that a description
of it would bp useless, but they say
It does not follow recognized meth
ods in wlerless messages that, in
fact, It Is directly contrary to many
accepted theories. The oral mes
sages that they send through the air
are occasionally clearly heard by
hind his back, a gag placed in hlslwlrelss telegraph operators who re-
mouth, his feet bound securely, and
being hung head downward in a base
ment which had been recently exca
vated in the neighborhood for thirty
minutes before aid arrived and he
was liberated from his most tortur
ous position.
According to the lad's mother, a
more disgusting act of vandalism has
never been recorded in this city.
Hail Kills Man.
Blackwell, Okla. One man is dead
and thousands of dollars' worth of
crops and buildings were destroyed
Tuesday as a result of a hailstorm
which swept the country north of
here. Perry Nesby was instantly
killed when he was struck on the
head by a hailstone. A tornado fol
lowed the hail.
ceive their flashes through an instru
ment resembling a telephone receiver.
I jei't li res I iiM rurti ve.
The lectures given in the Chautau
qua building the last two evenings
by Beverly II. Dobbs were highly en
tertaining and instructive. Mr.
Dobbs speaks from a long and ilpts
experience and his pictures are taken
from actual scenes. No one can
doubt this after seeing the pictures.
He will have a larger house It he
returns to Ashland.
low a us Meet.
The officers of the Iowa Society
will meet at the secretary's office,
Commercial Club rooms, Friday af
ternoon at 2 o'clock, to consider ar
rangements for the coining annual
reunion of Hawkeyes which Is sched
uled during the month of June.
Medal is Voted.
Wanliington, D. C. The senate It a a
passed a joint resolution extending
the thanks of congress and appropri
ating $1,000 for a medal for Captain
H. Rostron of the Carpathia. and also
a vote of thanks to the Carpathia
Ministerial Meeting.
The Ministers' Association will
meet Monday at 10 a. in. in the Con
gregational church. A paper will be
read on Hebrew Criminal Law."
All ministers in the city are invited.
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