Historical Society. Ore"1 hland Tidings SUNNY SOUTHERN OREGON ASHLAND THE BEAUTIFUL VOL. XXXVII ASHLAND, OREGON, THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 1912 NUMBER 5 As FINISH DEAD INDIAN ROAD NEW SURVEY' FROM KLAMATH COUNTY LINE. WILL ELIMINATE ALL GRADES Cluyton Burton ApMintcd Sujkt visor Over Work and Will Put Gang of Men to Work on Road at Once. After long years of waiting, con nection Is at last to be made be tween . Asmanci ana Kianiatn Kails over the Dead Indian route. Klam ath county has taken the important step and has appointed Clayton Bur ton as supervisor over the extension in Klamath county and the actual construction of a new road from the Klamath county line to Clover Creek will be made. Klamath county has long been clamoring for a good wag on and auto road from its county seat to Ashland. Time and again she has come forward with a proposition to Jackson county to meet her at the county line with a first-class auto road. Jackson county, however, has failed to do her part, in spite of repeated petitions to the county court from this end of the county, until last fall, when a crew was sent into the. Dead Indian country and the road was put in shape from the sum mit east of Ashland to the county line. This performance on the part of Jackson county gave Klamath county the opportunity to consum mate her desire and the recent order of the county court is the result. The route trom Ashland to Klam ath Falls by this road is about the Fame length as that by way 01 the Green Spring Mountain road, 63 miles. From the summit, 13 miles east of Ashland, all grades of any consequence have been eliminated up to Klamath Falls. The new survey, work upon which- will be begun as soon as weather permits, .will head almost straight for Clover Creek, from which point the road had pre viously been put in shape and short ened materially. All rocks and trees will be removed so that nothing will be left to interfere in the least with auto travel. A distance of 15 miles will be covered thus under this con tract. This improvement will give Ash land a splendid road to Crater Lake by way of Klamath Falls. From a scenic standpoint it will be one oi the best across the mountains. It will be used extensively for hauling fruit and produce between this city and Klamath Falls, as well as a regular route for auto travel between the two places. With the road completed, an increased amount of travel is expect ed as well as an increased amount of produce exchange. Human Hen Hawk. A well-dressed man. c:ad in brown ish gray suit, snowy linen, white sail or straw hat, with hair, which was well kept, as white as the snow on sun-kissed Wagner Butte was seen recently to walk along one of the im portant streets, step off the sidewalk into a lawn and with the skill of any other hen hawk, grab up a half grown Plymouth Rock chicken, place it in his right hand coat pocket anu walk on. The lady who saw him do it was less than eight feet away in her vine-covered porch. With that respect due to gray hairs, she al lowed him to escape with his prey. Social Postponed. The strawberry social under the auspices of the Trinity Girls Club, advertised for this evening, has been postponed until Thursday, June 20. Take Notice. J. H. Will, the shoe repairer, has returned and is again ready to do your work. Corner Fourth and Main streets. CELEBRATEJLAG DAY Elks Will Give Program in Honor of the Day at Spacious Temple Friday Evening. The full program for Flag Day ex ercises in the Elks temple tomorrow evening is given below.. The celebra tion of the birth of the American flag by the Elks is one of the obliga tions of the order. The public in general is invited and should join In the festival occasion. The elegant Elks hall has ample seating capacity and will be comfortable. The Program. 1. Music, "The Star Spangled Ban ner," orchestra. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Introductory exercises, Exalted Ruler and officers. Prayer, chaplain. Solo, "My Own United States," by Stange, Mrs. C. B. Wolf. Flag record, Brother R. A. Minkler. Altar service. Esquire and of ficers. Song, "Auld Lang Syne," Elks quartet. Elks' tribute to the fU'.g, Brother W. E. Newcombe. Solo, "Recessional," DeKoven, Mrs. F. D. McQnilkin. Music, "Dixie," orchestra. Solo, selected, Mr. J. K. McWil- 10. 11. lianis. 12. Patriotic address, Brother R. H. Burns. 13. Song, "America." WANTS PARCELS POST. Postmaster (J'iieral HltchcxK-k l$e lieves in New Scheme. Washington, D. C. Legislation providing for a general parcels post throughout ,Jhe Tnited States and Its possessions, except the Philippine Islands, virtually is certain to be en acted by the present congress, per haps before the conclusion of this session, in the opinion of Postmaster General Hitchcock. He has urged upon congress the desirability of domestic parcels post because he believes it will aid sub stantially in the solution of the prob lem of the high cost of living. In a statement he expressed the hope that the measure recently in troduced in the senate might become law. In the judgment of the officers of the postal service, the new bill repre sents the most scientific plan yet de vised for a parcels post. It provides for a parcels service throughout the country both on rural routes and city carrier routes. It consolidates the third and fourth classes of mail matter and raises the weight limit of parcels to 1 1 pounds, which is the limit of the international parcels )OSt. The rate to be charged for arti cles carried in the rural route ser vice and city carirer service is 5 cents for the first pound or fraction of a pound and 1 cent for each additional pound or fraction of a pound. For the general parcels post service, which covers all mail transportation other than local delivery by rural or city carriers, graduated rates would be fixed based on distance. RUNAWAYJSRETURNED Boy Picked Ui Here a Week Ago (ioem South With Officer Was Guest of Chief Oien. Eddie Consigliere of Sacramento was taken back to his home in Sac ramento yesterday, an officer having arrived in Ashland from that city and taken the youth back with him. Ed die is an Italian boy of about 15 years of age. About a week ago, Chief Oien overtook him in company with a hobo painter, while making his regular rounds along the rail road right of way. The two spent a night in the shelter of some railroad ties near the Billings place and the following morning Chief Oien, acting on the inward suggestion that the boy was a runaway, retraced his steps to the improvised bunkhouse and took the young man into camp. A series of questions soon brought out the fact that the boy had recently left the home of his uncle at Sacramento, proceeding thus far north in com pany with hobos. It was also learned that he had previously spent eight years in an orphans' home in St. Vin cent, Cal., from which place he was taken into his uncle's home. For the past week the boy has been entertained in the home of Chief Oien, where he has shown his disposition to be helpful about the house, so much so, in fact, that Mrs. Oien states she is sorry to see him go. He has shown himself to be a model boy, quiet, faithful and will ing to work. The officer arrived Tuesday in response to a wire from the police here and proceeded south with his ward yesterday. NO ROAD FUND. KiMt-ial Ievy Placed With the County General Fund. More than one-half of the money derived from the four-mill tax levy for road and bridge purposes by the county of Jackson has been collected and turned over to the county treas urer. Instead of being placed in a road and bridge fund as specified by the state law, it has been placed In the general county fund and has been paid out for the redemption of coun ty warrants. To be exact, $4S,075. S4 out of approximately $76,000 which should be placed in a bridge and road fund has been collected and nearly all of it expended. More than this, the county has never kept a road fund. Present county officials state that they never I saw a "road" warrant, the so-called "road" warrants being paid out of the county general fund. The only record on the county books, searched back as far as 1901, show the only "road" fund was kept in 1903 when between $2,000 and $3,000 was re j reived from, the sale of state lands, the law stating that this money must be expended for road purposes only. AUTO CAUSES RUNAWAY. Team Becomes Frightened and Hurls Driver to Ground. An accident that might have been fatal occurred last Tuesday evening, when -Billy Briggs and a - load of young people came up behind a team of colts In the vicinity of Jackson Springs. The driver, whose name has not been learned, is deaf and did not hear the approaching atito until It was upon him. The team gave a sudden jump, pulling the reins out. of his hands and running away. The driver was hurled out, striking his head upon a post and sustaining some cuts and .bruises about the face. He was taken into the Arnold house at the Eagle mills, where an exam ination revealed no serious injury, and was then placed in the auto and hurried into town . He was able to be out yesterday and is apparently Buffering no serious results from the accident. His home is in Eagle Point. INJUNCTION FILED AGAINST THE CITY PROPERTY OWNERS START SUIT IN EQUITY FOR SPECIFIC PERFORM ANCE OF CONTRACT COVERING OF PIPE LINE DEMANDED As a sequel to the event of last Friday, when the chief of police in terfered with the filling in of An derson ditch by three property own ers along the ditch, the parties In question have secured from County Judge Neil a temporary restraining order, restraining the city of Ashland from using the ditch for any other purpose than that for which the ease ment was granted. Attorneys are now at work on the proposition and further developments are expected within a few days. In the meantime, outside orchardists will be deprived of the use of water for irrigation, pending a settlement of the question. As intimated in Monday's issue of the Tidings, the matter of title to Anderson ditch is involved, although the plaintiffs, in their complaint, do not allege anything as to the title. They take the position, however, that an easement was given for a pipe line across their property, that the pipe line was constructed, and that the only use to which the right-of-way may be used is for a covered pipe line. When asked as to the po sition of the plaintiffs in the matter. Mr. Davis, their attorney, stated "The easement is the city's, but they can't do with it as they please." An interesting feature of the case is the fact that the deeds conveyed I flow in the ditch. "Wherefore, plain by the property holders are for a ! tiffs pray judgment that said defend- "right of way, easement and privi lege to it, its officers, agents and employes, for the construction of a pipe line in, on or near the present ditch line of the Anderson ditch. Providing, however, and this grant is upon the express understanding and agreement between the grantors and the grantee, that any such pipe line, as aforesaid, shall be laid at such a depth in the ground as to in no way interfere with the free use of said premises by the grantors, etc." At the same time, a verbal agreement was entered into to the effect that the city would cover the pipe, members of tne council having in mind the crossing of plaintiffs' property outside of the ditch. The ATTEMPT TO WRECK TRAIN. Dynamite Placed Under Wheels of No. 10 Sat unlay. A dastardly attempt was made to wreck northbound passenger train j No. 16 last Saturday evening, when some miscreant placed dynamite on the Southern Pacific track at Merlin, and only the act that the powder) jury in $3.0(10 bond Saturdav after failed to explode when the wheels of ! noon. His wile and daughter, charged the engine struck it saves the record-j with aiding in the assault, were dis ing of an accident that might have ! missed only because there is a sick been horrifying in its results. child at the Ceol farm and the prose- U .... 0 .1 ft. , .... ' ' me iwsaase oi me urn section of No. 16, due ta Merlin at about 7 o'clock, a brakeman on a freight train discovered dynamite on the track at the upper end of the yard and near the upper switch. The .. ... x u nou ftmuuu me ca- plosive into bits, showing that it had been placed directly upon the rails but from the fragments left it is evi dent that from six to seven sticks of mo. & tiercuies giant powder had ian's land. Ho was clearly within been used in the effort to ditch the his legal rights and in fact was fol train. The powder, which bears the lowing the instructions of the water date oi manutacture, 190.9, was evi- dently too old to exploae from the grinding of the wheels. No cap or fuse was found with It, and it seems likely that the persons who placed it on the track expected it to be fired when the train ran over It. Powder men say that good fresh powder will readily explode under such conditions If the weather be warm or if the powder be heated. Powder as old as that used at Merlin, however, is never sold, and miners and others who use tons of It in this district every year will buy only freshly made stock. The powder placed upon the track was evidently from some old mining prospect where it had been stored, possibly in a damp place, till its strength had been largely lost, to which fact, can be credited the saving of No. 16 and ! its dozen or more coach-loads of pas I sengers. The amount of powder used would have been sufficient, say those versed In the action of dynamite, to have hurled the engine from the track and thus have ditched the entire train. There is no suspicion pointing in any direction, and no clue was left to aid in the apprehension of the party who endangered scores of lives by a deed that merits capital punish ment if any deed does. Fourth of July Celebration. Do you know that Ashland is go ing to pull off on July 4 the largest and most exciting celebration In its history? And in-order to enjoy it to its limit you should leave your measure now for that new suit so it wll be here by that time. L. J. Orres, 203 East Main street, Ashland's lead ing custom tailor, can show you thou sands of fine woolens at $1 and up, fully guaranteed. He also dry cleans men's and ladles' garments at very reasonable prices. Phone 141, and he will call for and deliver your gar ments. Mimic warfare and carnivnl ball will be features of the celebration in Ashland. The barbecue will be the biggest event of the season. Ashland is the place to spend the Fourth of July. question arising involves the accept ance by the city of a deed to property which the city already owns. The suit is designated as a "suit in equity for the specific performance of a contract and does not touch up on title to the ditch. The complaint cites: First, that on or about April 1, deeds were asked and given, upon the si length of a verbal agreement to cover the. pipes, for right of way for a pipe line across plaintlfs' prop erty; second, that the city laid the pipes, iind that on May 7 demand was made ;y plaintiffs that the ditch be filled, which was refused; third, that plaintiffs own land on either side of the ditch and the pipes will interfere with cultivation and the free passage across the ditch unless they are cov- ered; fourth, that it is the intention a,1(l 110 l''" tell where it will of the city to use the ditch as aneuti-" open uncn to convey running water for irrigation and, unless prevented from so doing, will inconvenience and injure the plaintiffs if the ditch is tiscii for any other purpose than that contemplated in the right of way deeds, viz., a covere.I pipe line; fifth, that the plaintiffs are con structing a roadway along the ease ment and unless the agreement of the defendant is compiled with, the cost of construction of the road will be i200 more, water lmini nllmvori tn judgment that said defend ant lie required to specifically per form said agreement and fill up said ditch and cover said pipe laid by said defendant across said lands and ease ments." What stand the city's attorneys will take in the matter it is impossi ble to state at this time. The effect of the order is to step the city from using Anderson ditch as an open ditch to convey water for irrigation purposes. The Intent of the plain tiffs is to restrict the city from using the ditch, designated as the right of way for a pipe line, for any purpose except as a covered pipe line. Chas. Pope and wife, Isaac Bailey and wife, G. W. Pellet and wife are named as plaintiffs in the case. CEOL BOUND OVER. Grand Jury Holds Italian in $;l,0H Bonds. Frank Ceol, Italian farmer who assaulted and almost killed W. C. Daley of Lake Creek, pioneer and democratic candidate for eountv com- missioner. was held over to the grand : cution Knows t nat whenever it is , necessary they can be taken again, j May 1 tax lew due'ltr Mr. Daley's condition is critical. Ma'v Id' tax levy' due 191" i Evidence before Justice Taylor i Ma'v 27' tax lew' due 191'' i showed the attack upon the agedljia'v 111' tax levy' due 1912 man to have been particularly ma-'jne 7". rebate 'on paving uguani ana unprovoKea. .vir. ualev , was patrolling a water ditch through tne ueoi tarm tor the specific pur pose of seeing that no damage was being done by the water to the Ital permit. Ceol rushed at. Dalev as a man would tackle in a game of foot- ball and threw him to the ground landing blow after blow on the older man's face. One beating was not enough to sat isfy the rage of Ceol, and as Daley was making off with his face bleed ing, the angered man again overtook him, this time thrusting. a handker chief in Daley's -mouth so that cries for aid could not be heard by a near by road crew. Pinned to the ground by the Italian, Daley was subjected to one of the most brutal beatings imaginable, for .Mrs. Ceol, armed with a shovel, and the lC-year-old daughter, wielding a hoe. beat the defenseless man almost to insensibil ity. DEFENSE SPRINGS SURPRISE. Refuses to Cross-Eva mi lie lnHii-tunt Witness. Los Angeles, Cal. The defense in the trial of Clarence S. Harrow, for alleged jury bribery, sprang a sur prise when court convened Tuesday by declining to cross-examine Patrick J. Cooney, the McNamara defense "investigator." Cooney's place on the witness stand was taken by Keene Fltzpntrlck, another former employe of the M,cNaniara defense. Diekelman was the most Impor tant witness yet placed on the stand by the prosecution for the purpose of showing that members of the McNa mara defense had sought to corrupt witnesses as well as Jurors. He was the man who first Identified J. B. Uryce as James B. McNamara, the man known to him as Bryce having been a guest at a Los Angeles hotel of which Diekelman was chief clerk. Diekelman testified at length con cerning efforts made by agents of the McNamara defense to persuade him to desert the prosecution and of numerous offers or financial better ment made to gain his consent. One of the offers, Diekelman said, was that of the management of any one of a string of cafes which llanner stroine told him were owned by the American Federation of Labor. 106 pairs of ladles- $3.50 tan Ox fords on sale this week at the Hub for $1.95 a pair. wakkaxts go begging. Injunction Outcome Awaited by Med. ford Inventors. Local men who have been in the habit of buying county warrants as an Investment, says the Mail-Tribuue, have suspended, pending a decision, purchases of warrants as the direct result of the suit filed by Benton Bowers and S. A. Carlton of Ashland, to enjoin the erection of the proposed bridge over Bear creek in .we.lford. The complaint attacks all outstand ing warrants as illegal. J. S. Howard of Medford. who has dealt in county warrants for a num ber of years, stated that he would buy no more warrants for the pres ent at least. " I have $6,000 worth of warrants now," stated Mr. Howard, "and 1 was approached and asked to take) over an additional block of them, but Chicago, June 13. This week's I refused. The risk is too great since ! work of the republican national coin suit was filed to enjoin the county mittee has added 123 delegates t iroiii nuiioing the bridge over Hear creek. This suit questions the valid- (llt warrants issued already G. A. It. and Holier Corps. Members of the G. A. R. and W. R. C. are requested to meet Friday evening. June 1 4, promptly at 7:30 at the G. A. II. hall, to march to the Elks temple to participate in the Flag Day exercises to be given by the local lodge of Elks. By order of the commander and president. 1'or Sale. hay. Close J. Rathbuii. Alfalfa 259-Y. O. in. Phone COMMISSION REPORTS Park Hoard Gives Items of Receipts and Expenditures for .Mouths of April and May. During the past six weeks we have been installing sprays for sprinkling Boulevard parkways, Iowa street park and Mill street park. They work satisfactorily and save expense in both labor and hose. We have cleared a large part of the 40-Hcre tract and made some paths. This is preliminary work to parking. On account of possible dan- ger to live trees and bushes we have I discontinued clearing. Lack of funds is also preventing us from carrying on much-needed work. We have dis charged all men engaged in work on the parks except the head gardener, Mr. Blair, who is paid at the rate of 30 cents per hour for actual time engaged in work, and one permanent helper 25 cents per hour, not over eight hours per day, actual labor. MYs. .Mary Melkle resigned as mem ber of tile board, as she will be ab sent several months. Financial Statement. May 1, cash on hand $1,435.57 May 1, tax levy, due 1912. 1S3.46 i-n- 1 ,wi . i : 23. 7S 225.77 253.00 179.55 25.11 25.00 assessment June 3, Emll Pell, contri bution Total $2,351.99 Kciiditiiivs on Account, April and May. Account labor $ 714.3o 20.45 12.25 17.85 403.58 S37.S6 44.70 I Trees, plants, etc... Drayage Sewer pipe, etc., for drain age Hardware, pipe, spray tools, etc Paving assessments Tap on water main Expenses to date . . Balance on hand . . . . $2,050.99 301.00 Due during 1912 on last year's tax levy $ 952.39 Probably delinquent on same 352.39 Available by fair esti mate $ 600.00 Due city October IS, ac count sidewalk assess ment $ 54.m Due city November 12, ac count paving assessment 391.42 Total $ 4 4 5.4S Paid city during May ac count paving assessment S37.K6 Total this year $.,23.34 Respectfully submitted, Board of Park Commissioners. H. E. BADGER, President. Make Great (Jains, The biggest gain financially as well as numerically that the Oregon Grafid Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star ever has shown was re ported at the opening business ses sion of the twenty-third annual ses sion in Portland Tuesday morning. The increase in numbers has been 93S, while over $2,000 has been add ed to the treasury. Over 300 delegates are in Portland to take part in the chapter proceed ings, which began Tuesday morning with the ritualistic, opening cere mony, a feature of which was the re ceiving of the Grand Chapter colors. The address of welcome to the dele gates was made by Mrs. Lena C. Mendeiihall, worthy matron of Cor inthian Chapter, No. 34.' The re sponse was made by Mrs. Margaret V. Ilayter, associate grand worthy mat run, who will probably this year be elected to the office of grand wor thy matron. COLONEL WINS ONE DELEGATE KENTUCKY DISTRICT IS SPLIT DESPITE PROTEST. iTAFT NOW HAS 324 DELEGATES One. District in California Goes to President Fourteen Tuft Men Seated From Iiuisiaiia Six Mont Under Consideration Today. i t"H catalogue t.-f Tan. strength on the temporary roll call of the republican national convention. .With 201 in structed and uncontested delegates rredittd to hini, they bring the total up to 324, not counting other con tests among the 130 cases to bo passed on by the committee, delegates instructed for Taft. The precise number is the subject of much dispute, however, aud it cannot be stated how many of these contests Taft will win. "'he cases decided Monday were those of the Indiana delegation at large, four in number, and district delegates from the first, third and thirteenth districts. 12 in all. The contest iu the fourth district was withdrawn and the committee con firmed the Hitting of two Taft dele gates. One delegate for Colonel Roose velt, the first awarded him since the national committee began the con test cases last Friday, and 17 for President Taft, were the net results of Tuesday's session of the commit tee. The one placed in the Roose velt column was D. C. Edwards, Troni the eleventh district of Kentucky. The Taft forces on the committee refused by a vote of 33 to 19 to seat both the Roosevelt delegates whose places were contested, but agreed to a split, which gave Colonel Roose velt and President Taft each one del egate from the district. President Taft won six Arizona d logates-at-large and his delegates from the fourth California district were sealed at the session yesterday. The debate over the California. case, including the conflict between the primary law and the official call of the commiiteo, was bitter and at times sensational. The governor of California refused to dignify the proceedings by appearing before the committee. He said he would not try the title to property before the "thier who stole." Francis J. Heney, defending the Roosevelt claimants, "warned" the president against "re ceiving stolen goods." Six dclegates-nt-large and eight delegates from four districts in Lou isiana were also added to the Taft column yesterday. The committee today has under consideration con tests in the third, fourth and fifth Louisiana district',. The Lorsel or "black-and-tan" delegation from Lou isiana was seated by a vote of 4 2 to two. The Roosevelt contests were withdrawn by Pearl Wight, national committeeman. The situation as it stands today is as follows; Whole number of delegates. Necessary for nomination... 1,078 540 Instructed for Roosevelt un contested Instructed for Taft uncon tested Instructed for La Follette uncontested Instructed for Cu minings-uncontested Uiilnstructed (including New York's 90) 411 201 36 10 it; Contested 254 Of the 254 contested delegates, Tal't has been awarded 123 and Roosevelt 1, giving Taft an uncon tested delegation of 324 and Roose velt 412, with 130 contests yet to be dt elded. LADIES PLEDGE TWO Polytechnic School Will Profit. By Scholarships as Result, of Rose and St raw berry Carnival. At the last regular meeting of the Ladies' Civic Improvement Club. held Tuesday afternoon, it was unan imously voted that the club would guarantee two scholarships for the Polytechnic. School that will open here next September. A canvass of the receipts and expenditures of the carnival show a substantial sum iu the balance and the ladies desire t put the, money in a place where it will do the most good. They also voted to give $100 towards new seutsi in the park. These seats will be on the ground by tlu opening of Chau tauqua, If possible, and will be of great value to the chautauqua assem bly during that session. This makes! a total of $350 donated to public use at this time and shows that the ladies have not been Idle dining the past months. The club adjourned until September. Rug Weaving. J.,.B. Wolf or the Reliable Rug: Factory of Corning, Cal., is stopping; at Hotel Park, taking orders for rug; weaving. Please write and address general delivery, or phone 163. Cooked Food Sale. The Relief Corns will hold a cooked food sale at (!. A. R. hall Sat urday, beginning at 10 a. m.