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Thursday, May 30, 1012.
Issued Mondays and Thursdays
Bert K. Git km-, - Editor and Owner
W. H. CJillis, - - - City Editor
W. E. Humes, . Business Manager
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Ashland, One., ThiirsLi,v, May SO, '12
THAT DOLLAK HILL.
A farmer out in Oregon,
About five years ago,
Went into town one day to spend
Some of his hard-earned "dough."
And in a merry jest, .
To show his printing skill,
He printed his initials on
A brand-new D-O-L-L-A-R B-I-L-L,.
He spent that dollar that same day
Down at the village store.
He thought 'twas gone forever then,
And he'd see it no more.
But long before the year rolled by,
One day he went to fill
A neighbor's order, and received
That same one D-O-L-L-A-R
Once more he spent that dollar bill
In his own neighborhood.
Where it would do himself and
The most amount of good.
Four times in two years it came
As some bad pennies will.
And each time he'd go out and spend
This marked one D-O-L-L-A-R
Had he been wise, that dollar might
Be in his town today,
But just about two years ago
He sent it far away.
The people who received it then
I know have got it still,
For 'twas to a mail order house
He sent his D-O-L-L-A-R B-I-L-L.
No more will that marked dollar
Into that farmer's hands,
And never more will it help to pay
The taxes on his land.
He put it where it never can
Its work in life fulfill.
He brought about the living death
Of that one D-O-L-L-A-R B-I-L-L.
OFFICIAL IXMIBY POSTAGE.
A new form of lobby seems to have
been developed In Washington. The
ordinary lobbyist must pay postage,
but the new lobbyist franks his mat
ter to the voters. Circulars and let
ters are being sent broadcast by the
state department at Washington,
over the signature of the acrtng sec
retary of state, in an attempt to se
cure the aid of the public in forcing
congress to add $9 4,000 to the ap
propriation for the consular and dip
lomatic services. The average lay
man, of course, even after reading
the letter and circulars, knows noth
ing about the justice of the claim.
The appropriation committee of the
house can usually be depended upon
to appropriate sufficient money for
the running expenses of the govern
ment. Most people believe that the
appropriation committee have been
too lavish in the past. Now comes
the state department, however, us
ing the franking privilege, and at
tempts to stir up public demand for
additional appropriations. There is
such widespread abuse of the frank
ing privilege that sometimes we be
lieve it should be absolutely abol
ished. NOT FOLIAWING "D.l.
One of the oddities of this presi
dential campaign is the fact that
Maine was carried for Roosevelt by
Fred Hale, boh of ex-Senator Hale
of that state. Old Senator Eugene
Hale was for years one of the most
reactionary members of the senate.
When his son wrote to Roosevelt
saying he wished to work for him in
Maine, Roosevelt was much amazed.
He was more amazed when young
Hale went after his father's old ma
chine and in less than six weeks put
it on the scrap heap and brought In
a full delegation for Roosevelt.
The S. P. has completed surveys
for a new line extending from east
ern Washington through eastern Ore
fion, directly south to Mojave, Cal.
WOULD IT PLEASE LINCOLN?
The idea that Abraham Lincoln
might prefer as his memorial an in
dustrial school where poor children
could learn how to support them
selves and become decent citizens, in
stead of two million dollars' worth
of marble arch, is responsible for a
bill introduced by Representative
William C. Sharp of Ohio. The mar
ble arch idea has gone rather far
and there is a continuing appropria
tion of $2,000,000 already author
ized by congress. It is possible, how
ever, to divert part or all of this
sum and make the Lincoln memorial
something which Lincoln would have
The growth of the industral school
idea in the United States is quite a
recent thing. The first school was
established at Columbus, Ga., under
the auspices of the state board of
education of Georgia, by J. P. S.
Neligh, at one time superintendent
of education for Nebraska and later
connected with the Blaine Model
school in Chicago. Mr. Neligh, who
is now at the head of the settlement
work in Washington, known as
Neighborhood House, spent five
years in Georgia and left behind him
there one of the most remarkable
schools in the country. His idea of
a school is to make it a sort of com
bination of the home, the social cen
ter, the school house, the farm, the
factory, the business office every
thing which contributes to livelihood
and the support of life and its proper
pleasures. It is Mr. Neligh's idea
that boys and girls should learn in
the early grades something about all
the activities in which they are to
be engaged in making homes or sup
porting homes. Girls should learn to
cook and sew and bake, including the
chemistry of foods; boys should
know how to farm, build, take care
of stock, do typewriting, stenogra
phy, manage horses, weave, do car
pentering, ironwork and other Indus,
trial trades. It is his idea also that
the school should always afford
pleasure and post-graduate informa
tion to the parents; that it is wrong
to drop everything at the end of the
eighth jgrade or at the end of the
high sebum and never again enter
the BtWd building or think of it
BOYCOTTING ITS NEWSPAPER.
The merchants of Gold Hill are
pursuing a sure policy not to build
up the town. They are boycotting
their newspaper because it is fear
less in attacking wrongdoing. Rex
Lampmnn is one of the brainiest ed
itors in southern Oregon. He is ag
gressive and fearless, and L properly
encouraged will put Gold Hill on the
map. A little while ago the princi
pal bf the Gold Hill schools lost his
tenir and flailed a student out
rageously. The parents had him ar
rested and he was convicted in the
lower court. It created a sensation
in the community. The case was ap
pealed and in order to allay public
sentiment the school board entered
into an agreement with County At
torney Mulkey to quash the suit and
the school man left town between
two days. The newspaper believed,
in the light of the facts, the school
teacher should have been punished
! for his unwarranted conduct, and
said so. A few citizens demanded
that he retract. He refused and the
boycott ensued. The boycotting mer
chants say they will make Lampman
walk out of town. We do not believe
they will succeed. If we know any
thing about Rex Lampman, and we
think we do, he is more likely to
make some of them walk out. The
! safety of the country lies largely in
the honest, fearless expression of the
press. An attempt to throttle it by
boycott should not succeed.
In Chicago there is a case of dia
mond c ut diamond. One of the Chi
cago judges has ordered another
Chicago judge arrested and thrown
in jail for contempt. The row is the
result of a political scrap. Judge
Owens of the county court took
j charge of the democratic convention
i in violation of an injunction ordered
from the superior court, and now the
superior court has ordered not only
the judge of the county court but the
chief of police and sheriff and a num
ber of others sent to jail for con
tempt. They really have some hot
'politics in Chicago.
Give the women of Oregon a square
! deal. They want the ballot. Why?
Because those who obey laws should
have something to say as to their
making; those who pay taxes to sup
port government should be represent
ed In the government; those who
have charge of the home and the
children must be able to protect
Headed by the "Hungry Seven
Band" and displaying banners im
ploring the erection of a new central
school building, the students of the
Roseburg high school recently parad
ed the business streets.
Not long ago the papers were full
of a rather foolish discussion, start
ed by some one In the east, as to
who were the ten greatest women.
The answers were various. Some
voted for "lady writers." Others
voted for women who happened to be
born queens. Still others voted for
society leaders. Personally we vote
for Jane Addams of Hull House, Chi
cago, one of the greatest women in
Here is a modest person whose
heart beats for all humanity, whose
soul is In sympathy with every man,
woman and child that is "up against
it." The sight of dingy streets does
not frighten her away; she is not
afraid to call the young thug her
brother, nor to whisper "sister" to
the woman of the scarlet letter. She
stands for love of her fellow-beings.
She is always seeking to do good.
She is constantly wiping away tears
and bringing balm to bruised hearts.
The world is constantly better for
her being in it. She not only
preaches, she acts. She not only pro
fesses a religion, she lives one.
The half cent will be just what the
porter's whisk-broom act is worth.
Youth is the first course in a
meal which lasts longer and gives
more pain than a lodge banquet. It
is something which a . man sheds
along with his self-esteem and college
yell. The peculiar thing about youth
is that the person who has it tries
to leave it behind as fast as possible,
while those who have shaken it off
try to coax it back with a short skirt
and no sleeves of any consequence.
Youth may be said to start from the
eventful, day when a boy leads a
safety razor up to a feeble imitation
of a mustache, and usually ends
when the face is lined with wrinkles
which couldn't be smoothed out with
a tailor's goose. Youth takes every
man's word at par and will sign a
note with anybody whose collateral
consists mainly of perfumed bunk.
After this happens a few times, youth
gains caution and doesn't sign any
thing that conceals any fine print
except the marriage docket, and
sometimes this hides a joker or two.
Youth is usually quite full of play
and animal spirits, most of which
keeps father busy trying to catch up
with the adding machine at the bank.
There is nothing vicious about youth
except its clothes, which are like a
snowflake on the river one moment
seen, then gone forever. Middle age
has very little sympathy with youth,
as a rule. Fond fathers who gal
loped through college on high gear,
and never earned the price of a morn
ing paper until they were 25, are
sometimes disappointed because
youth doesn't buckle in as soon as it
is out of the high school and do a
man's work for a boy's wages. The
man who looks back on his boyhood
without being able to remember any
thing but hard work and plenty of
it, has missed something which he
can never make up, no matter If he
lives longer than Methuseleh and all
of his progeny. Give youth its fling.
As it is, it is liable to get out of the
hey-dey into the humdrun before you
wished it had.
SENATOR CHAMBERLAIN A SUF
FRAGIST. In reply to a letter asking him his
position on the equal suffrage ques
tion, a prominent suffragist of Port
land received the following answer
from Senator George E. Chamber
lain: "I beg to own receipt of your favor
of the 30th ultimo, asking for a fa
vorable word from me in reference
to the equal suffrage amendment to
the Oregon constitution, soon to be
voted upon in our state. In reply,
permit me to say I did not know
that there was or ever has been any
uncertainty as to my position on this
question. As long ago as 18S0,
when I was a member of the Oregon
legislature, it was my pleasure to
vote to submit to the people an
amendment to the constitution ex
tending the right of suffrage to the
good women of our state.
"While 1 was attorney general I j
rendered an opinion favorable to
women, acting upon which there
have been, time and again, women
appointed notaries public in the state.
Later, when 1 was governor, I was
the first to recognize women in ap
pointments to important places, and
named Mrs. Waldo as a member of
the board of regents of the Agricul
tural College. Each time the ques
tion has been submitted to the public
1 have voted for extending to women
the right of suffrage. 1 will afford
me pleasure to aid the movement in
any way I can in the coming con
test, and you have my permission to
quote me as entirely friendly to the
proposed constitutional amendment.
With kindest personal regards, I am,
"Yours very sincerely,
"GEO. E. CHAMBERLAIN."
MINNESOTA FOR WILSON.
Majority of Democratic Caucuses
Thene Indorse Jerseymun.
St. Paul. Returns show that
Woodrow Wilson was indorsed at the
democratic caucuses held Monday in
a majority of the counties of Minne
sota. Champ Clark failed to carry
a district in the state except the
fourth, in which he will be given
solid delegations from Ramsey, Chi
cago and Washington counties. If
the unit rule prevails at Duluth, how
ever, as now seems probable, all of
Minnesota's 24 delegates to Balti
more will go instructed for the New
On the face of the returns Wilson
has 662 Instructed delegates, Clark
193, Bryan 37, and 66 uninstructed.
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The Home Circle
Thoughts from the Editorial Pen ?
IxHisons of the Tittuiic Disaster.
A tragedy so terrible and which
might have been averted, naturally
calls out bitter denunciation against
the business men whose management
Is responsible. That all such denun
ciations, even the bitterest, are ex
cusable in so far as they afford relief
to overwrought so-row or anger or
horror, no one with a spark of the
human in him would deny. That
they are useful in so far as they tend
to make ocean travel safer in the fu
ture, few would wish to dispute. But
to all who have eyes to see or ears
to hear, this Titanic disaster will
carry a deeper lesson than the neces
sity for better safety appliances at
sea; it will arouse higher emotions
than anger at any person or class.
The Inexcusable destruction of
those fifteen hundred human lives
was not all from greed. Though
greed may have played a part along
with many another impulse, it could
have been only on the surface. Greed
does not run deep. This was proved
by the truest of tests at the climax
of the tragedy. The democratic im
pulse most distinctly human of all
human characteristics, braver than
greed and more absorbing than self
ishness came uppermost then. At
that supreme moment, when human
souls were on trial, the appeal to
brotherhood was intuitive and over
whelming. Riser's inspiring verse
gives us the picture:
"Christian and Jew, and humble and
Master and servant, they stood at
Bound by a glorious brotherly tie."
"At last!" But why oaly at last?
Was the spirit of brotherhood absent
before? Had greed crowded it out?
Had consciousness of race or class
made it insensible to every emotion
but fear of death? This cannot be.
Fear of death could not awaken a
sense of brotherhood, fear of death
could not make way for a democratic
spirit to rise supreme not if that
sense, not if this spirit, were less
powerful among human passions than
selfishness. Were the democratic
spirit indeed non-existent or paral
yzed, were selfishness normally in
supreme command, selfishness would
be strengthened, not weakened, by
fears of death and hopes of escape.
No; not selfishness but democracy is
the power that moves mankind at
every crisis. Selfishness has no hold
which the basic sense of democracy
cannot loosen; none which it does
not loosen in fact whenever the test
comes. Yet there is an unhappy sig
nficance, unintended, it may be, but
true, in Riser's words "at last." Is
it only "at last," then, only when
Death duels with life, that the
brotherly tie becomes the tie that
binds, the democratic instinct the in
stinct that triumphs?
It may seem so. Daily tragedies
to which the Titanic disaster is by
comparison a trifling incident make
it seem so. These tragedies are due
to the laws under which we live;
they are the frightful price that all
have to pay for the luxury of some;
but as to them, where Is the brother
ly inspiration to drive away greed,
where the democratic instinct to de
throne the instinct of self love?
Well may the question be asked, and
hard enough may the finding of the
answer be. But if the answer be
hard to find, isn't it because it is so
simple and so near the pot of gold
at the foot of the garden tree? Isn't
it there in every human heart, but
unawakened? If selfishness stub
bornly prevails in the face of every
day industrial tragedies, may the
reason not be that the philosophy of
selfishness holds so many university
chairs, is preached in thin spiritual
disguise from so many pulpits, and
gets tremendous emphasis in much
socialist teaching, while so few stir
ring appeals are Tiiade to the great
human instinct of democracy?
It cannot be from any lack of the
democratic instinct that beneficiaries
of privilege are selfishly indifferent
to the heartslckening perennial trag
edies of our industrial life. These
folk are like all other folks; they
have the same mixed impulses of
selfishness, generosity and fairness.
Not very different can any of them
be from those of their own class who
went down with the Titanic. If they
are careless of the awful industrial
tragedies, or cold toward them, it
must be because their democracy is
not awakened. On that doomed ves
sel, along with their brethren of all
classes there, those children of privi
lege, face to face with the tragic,
were as democratic and as brave as
any. But the industrial tragedies
those they do not feel, those they do
not see, these are unreal to them,
these they face, if they lace them at
all, only as conditions for charitable
relief and not as preventable disas
ters of the soqial seas. The thrilling
fact never stirs them, that they them
selves flourish luxuriously upon the
very tragedies that submerge their
brethren In an ocean of servitude
and poverty. What they lack Is not
democracy but imagination.
Let the privileged see the indus
trial tragedies they thrive upon,
make them realize the tragical cost
of their selfish luxury, and their icy
greed will melt in the heat of their
democracy. Real as their selfishness
is, truly as it helps to make poverty
and crime, it is no more basic or con
trolling with their class than with
any other. Men of the kind who go
bravely to death in sinking ships
when rescue appliances are inade
quate for all, will as bravely give up
their Industrial privileges, once they
understand that privilege for some
spells disaster for others. Let their
imaginations be fired, and they will
feel their brotherhood and think of
its responsibilities. Their sense of
democracy will do the rest. And
their imaginations can be fired, but
not through calls to a war of classes,
however peaceable in form. They
must be fired by appeals to the dem
ocratic sense of brotherly rights and
PAINT will not be had at a lower price
this season. Oils and turpentine both
have an upward tendency. Now is the time
to buy. We can furnish you paint at almost
any price from $1.25 up.
A full line of the latest
patterns in wall paper
WE WILL CONTRACT YOUR
PAINTING AND DECORATING
LET US FIGURE YOUR WORK
WM. O. DICKERSON
Recently Appointed U. S. Sena
tor From State of Tennessee.
Notice is hereby given that I will
hold the regular examination for
teachers' certificates at Jacksonville,
Ore., as follows:
Commencing Wednesday, June 19,
1912, at 9 o'clock a. m., and continu
ing until Saturday, June 22, at 4
o'clock p. m.
Wednesday forenoon : United
States history, physiology, writing.
Wednesday afternoon: Physical
geography, reading, composition,
methods in reading, methods in arith
metic. Thursday forenoon: Arithmetic,
history of education, psychology,
methods in geography.
Thursday afternoon: Grammar,
geography, American literature,
physics, methods in language, thesis
for primary certificate.
Friday forenoon: Theory and
practice, orthography, English liter
ature. Friday afternoon: Oregon Echool
law, botany, algebra, civil govern
ment. Saturday afternoon: General his
Questions in theory and practice
will be taken from Colgrove's "The
Teacher and the School." Questions
in methods will be taken from
White's Art of Teaching.
All teachers who intend to write
upon this examination are requected
to notify me as soon as possible
J. PERCY WELLS,
County School Superintendent.
duties as apposed to undemocratic
privilege and the unbrotherly classes
that privilege produces.
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Better Spray Neutral Arsenate of Lead
8 to 10c lb, according to 6ize of package.
TOBACCO EXTRACT BLACK LEAF 40
85c to $12.50 per can.
Garden Hose 7 to 12c per ft., guaranteed, rubber and cotton
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Portland, Orecon ' '
Realdent and Day School for Girl, in-
rharg. of Bnter of St. John Baptiit (Episcopal)
Colltf late, AcKj.mlc ml El.m.nlrT DapartsuaU,
Hull, Art, Elocvtlon. Oymnailam.
For catalog addrow THE SISTEK SUPERIOR
Office it St. Helena Hall
Granite City Express
A. F. Abbott, Pro).
Handles Freight, Household
Goods and General Druy Work
Office with Rose Bros., Ashland, Ore.
Office phone 213R. Res. phone 252R
F. H. FITCH
Rooms 5 and 0, First National Bank
Building. I'hone 180.
V. V. IIAWLEY
Contractor and Builder
Remodeling and repairing, etc. 23
years' experience. Address P. O. Box
Phone 129 27 Main St.
C. H. GILLETTE
Real Estate, Loans, Rentals,
SEE ME BEFORE BUYING.
SEWING MACHINES AND SEWING
280 E. Main St. Phono 113
Storage and Transfer Co.
C. F. BATES, Proprietor.
Two warehouses near Depot
Goods of all kinds stored at reasona
A General Transfer Business.
Wood and Rock Springs Coal
Office with Wells-Fargo Express.
Telephone your social items to
Miss Hawley between 9 a. m. and 4
p. m. each day. Call phone 39.