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lrt It. Giwr,
W. II. Gillis,
V. E. Barnes,
Editor and Owner j
- - City Editor
SUBSCRIPTION KATES. j
One Year 2.0oother wU1 Kather ln tne spoils.
Six Months 1.00 I. "The only chance for the republi-
Three Months 50 can party then is to secure a compro-
Puyable in Advance. i mlse candidate who can unite the
Entered at the Ashland, Oregon,
Postoffice as second-class mail mat- j
Advertising rates on application.
First-class job printing facilities. '
Equipments second to none ln the j
Ashland, Or., Thursday, June 13, '12
Til E MEDFORD bridge.
The Medford papers persistently j
insist that the opposition of.Mr.Bow- j beginning to see that one really
ers and associates to the Medford i means the same as the other so long
bridge project is a scheme of Ash-j as political policies, both republican
land against Medford. That claim is j and democratic, are dictated by those
pure buncombe and Medford political j looking for advantage in legislation
tricksters and press are well aware j and administration. They are begin
of it. It is being'tised in an attempt ! ning to understand that the real
to cement the Medford vote against need is that kind of legislation and
Ceorge Dunn because he lives in this j administration that will bring about
end of the county. It is used by the j equal opportunities and destroy fa
Medford gang to defeat Dunn be-! voritism. No matter under what
cause it knows it cannot exist as a j
gang without 'refreshments" and J
that when Mr. Dunn enters the
county judge's office there will be no
more "refreshments." There will
need to be a dollar in value given
for each dollar extracted from the
Jackson county treasury under Dunn.
That is exactly what the gang does
not want. It has reveled in green
and juicy pastures during the past
four years and it knows that the elec
tion of Dunn means the drying up of
its succulent portion. Doesn't it
beat the band how hard these graft
ers fight when they feel their meat
Hut how about engendering these
bitter sectional animosities In order
to accomplish it?
Every move the Medford press
makes along these lines but widens
the breach. It is the fault of the
Medford press, not the citizens of
Jackson county, if such high animos
ity is engendered as will result in
the destruction of the prosperity and
development of that city.
That gang cares not for the future
of Medford. The fight is a personal
one. It is the grafter gang, backed
by the Medford press, that is fight
ing. The individuals composing that
gang are after the cash, no matter
who Is destroyed in its pursuit. He
not deceived. It is not the new
bridge this gang fights for. It sim
ply uses that as a means to an en
tirely different end. If the bridge
can be used as the Instrument
through which the gang can again
land at the crib, by fooling the peo
ple of Medford to the extent of ar
raying them solidly against Mr. Dunn
at the fall election, the purpose has
been accomplished whether the
bridge is ever built or no.
The Anderson ditch mix up would
seem to Indicate that what Ashland
has needed for a long time is a com
petent city attorney. Such is not
only good business but an economy.
If there was a question as to the title
of the Anderson ditch It should have
be'n settled ln the courts before the j
city paid $2,000 for it. A little while
ago the city passed a resolution to
sell the surplus water running
through it to parties outside the city
at 2" cents per acre. As soon as i isni.
the ditch was obstructed by those! The results of the coming presi
cliiimlng title to it, those who would dent ial election will clearly demon
l)enefit by buying water from the I strnte .the temper of the people and
city immediately tendered the city I their determination that this govern-
payment of the 25 cents per acre as
provided. That put the recorder ln
the hole. If he accepted the tender
and the city was unable to deliver
the water the city would be liable for
damages, and he could only refuse
the tender by violating the order of
the council. He very properly chose
to do the latter and refused the ten
der. All such matters should be
passed upon by a competent lawyer
before the city acts. Much money
and worry would be saved the coun
cil by such action.
The Hon. Chauncey M. Depew,
who was in Washington for a few
days, says that these innovations like
popular election of senators and pri
mary election of presidential candi
dates will work a great revolution
in the senate. and the presidency.
The senate, he says, will ceuse to be
made up of "wise and thoughtful
men." and the presidency will be
bought only by men "whose qualifi-
cations are gall and gab.'
Chauncey hasn't a very high opin
lou of us common people.
TJIK PEOPLES HI I K.
There is a great deal of windmill
fighting among the politicians, but
the Atfierlcan people are complacent.
'They have learned Ions ago that the
alpha and omega of virtue does pot
lie in political machines. They feel
!tnat ,nev bave been bmg enough di-
! vided against their interests by a
party fealty that means at the most 1
only that one organization or the
. iTaft and Roosevelt factions, and pre
jsent a united front to the democratic
I forces," shouts a local republican
organ so much lost in party success I
that lt falls utterly to gras) the tenl. j
per of the American people. !
The tr,lth is the )0'Ie d0 not ca,e j
a rap for republican or democratic ;
success. The thing they want is hon-
Kt WKl.,t,m the internet (if the
many. Old party traditions are
crumbling; the demand is growing
for right action. The people are not
now much wedded to protective tar
iff on the one hand or tariff for rev-
enue only on the other. Tbev are
party name it is to be accomplished
the sole issue is its accomplishment.!
The people are tired of fighting j
windmills. However attractive the!
politicians may make them, the
American voter will pay little atten
tion to them in the future.
Theoretically this Is a government
for the peolpe and by the people. I
The national determination is that it
shall be for the iieoplc. Political
manipulation through party ma
chines makes it plain enough that a
government by party does not mean
Hovcriiniciit by the KopIe. The de
mand that is paramount now is that
this be made in -fact a government
by tlu people.
Out of these considerations has
arisen the almost universal demand
for direct election of United States
senators, the initiative and referen
dum and recall, and the direct nomi
nation of presidential candidates
through the primary. This demand
will not subside until all of these!
have been accomplished. The day of '
party machine control is at an end.
The coming national convention,!
dominated by steam roller tactics,
will be the last. Wherever the
choice of republican candidates has
been put squarely up to the people i
through the preferential primary, or
the election of delegates through the
primary, Mr. Taft has been the last
choice. Notwithstanding that,
through machine methods he will
likely be the republican nominee, and
the death knell of the republican
machine will have been sounded.
Either Roosevelt will win on an in
dependent ticket or the democratic
ticket will be successful. The people
will not longer stand for Taft and
the Interests and policies he repre
sents. The politicians will learn the
force of the saying, "You can lead a
horse to water, but you cannot make
These political machine smashing
times are glorious days. The people
do not fear the result only the pie
counter crowd is trembling for po
litical organization, both republican
and democratic, ias slipped away
from the people and is now in the
hands of men who care not so much
for good government as they do for
personal advancement and l'avorit-
ment henceforth shall be for and by
After that the way will be easy
from party convention to general pri
maries throughout the nation. That
means the people's rule.
The first essential of success is In
tegrity; a character that stands firm
against both the music and the men
ace of Mammon. The second essen
tial is knowledge, born of earnest
and close application, a knowledge
that conies from observing experi
ence, a knowledge that knows it
knows. The third essential, though
no less important, is enthusiasm;
that enthusiasm which knows no fail
ure, recognizes no repulses, and is
blind to obstacles.
Wisdom is tolerant. Ultimate
truth is , yet problematical. Had
there been no cranks there could
have been no advancement. There-
fore give place to the person with a
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" i""isuL tiiiii nriii i i in out. A
veritable gold mine may lurk within
WHAT IS A BANK DEPOSIT?
The deposits in the banks are six
teen billion dollars.
The money in the banks amounts
to one and a half billion dollars;
the money outside the banks, to
billion three and a half billion of
money in the whole country.
Bank deposits, then, are more than
ten times as large as the banks'
money holdings; they are nearly five
times as large as the total stock of
money in the country.
For every dollar the banks owe
their depositors they have less than
a dime in money.
Bank deposits are not money.
What, then, is a bank deposit?
Only one dollar ln twenty of the
deposits the banks receive every day
(they run about a billion a day) are
in money. All the rest are in the
form of orders or promises to pay
If you go to your bank and borrow
$1,000 the bank credits you with
1.000 on ist books. This Is a de
posit. If you draw a check against
this deposit for $1,000 to pay the
mortgage on your home, the man
who gets your check puts it In his
bank. This is a deposit.
If you are a manufacturer, 'you get
from a customer, in payment lor
goods, his written promise to pay
you the amount in ninety days. You
put this note in your bank, which
credits you with tne amount less in
terest. This is a deposit. Or, you
draw an order on your customer to
pay you the amount in ninety days;
he "accepts" the draft; you put it in
your bank. This is a deposit.
In such ways the great bulk of
bank deposits arise. Modern busi
ness makes actual money of less and
less importance in the exchange of
goods between producers and con
sumers. Nine-tenths of all our business is
now done with bank credit.
No bank is ever in a position to
pay any large number of its deposit
ors on demand cash in full. But
every sound bank in a sound banking
system has its resources in such form
that it can obtain cash on short no
tice to meet the extraordinary de
.mands of its depositors.
Every great commercial nation,
with the exception of the United
States, has provided a means where
by sound banks can always convert
prime assets into currency.
The water fountain in the plaza is
a splendid monument to those who
provided it, as well as a valuable
and convenient utility to the city.
Lately the water through it has been
of uneven flow, resulting in leakage
and causing and unwholesome and
unsightly condition to prevail about
it. As it was generously provided
free to the city, interest enough
should he taken in it by those in
authority to keep it in perfect run
ning order. It should be somebody's
business to do that, every day in the
year, to the end that its purpose may
be fulfilled as both an ornament to
the plaza and a convenience to the
Public men who dislike to be criti
cised shoudl not do those things
which in themselves are an adverse
The turtle is a bone-headed indi
vidual who was born into this world
for the sole purpose of perpetuating
the soup industry. He is built into
a neat water-proof case with slate
roof, and nas a neck with three
speeds forward and one reverse.
Whenever the turtle sees somebody
coming whom he does not care to
mingle with, he folds up his neck and
leaves it lying around on the side
board for hours at a time. There
are two kinds of turtle green and
mock. The green turtle Is a verdant
proposition which will bite on any
thing from a spoon hook to a cold air
register, and he is about as volatile
and elusive in his 'movements as a
motor truck. He has a better
physique than the rest of his family,
and frequently weighs 300 pounds
prior to being husked. Scientists
claim that the mind of the grtcn tur
tle conies nearer to being a total
blank than that of any other sensate
being on earth, unless it Is that of
a witness for the defense in a trust
prosecution. The mock turtle is a
hollow joke which is used to pad out
a lean menu and make It sound like
a $1.50 plate. It' is related by mar
riage to the green turtle, but the two
families have very little to do with
each other in a social way. The
mock turtle generally comes In the
form of canned soup and can be had
in nine different flavors, from pepsin
to blood orange, it Is called mock
turtle soup on account of the com
ments of guests who are not favor
ably impressed with the way it sets.
The turtle dove Is the only' member
of this family which shows nnd vocal
ability. It is a lugubrious bird with
a mellow baritone voice and a limited
repertoire of funeral chants. People
who inhale the music from a turtle
dove for any length of time become
low-spirited enough to go out and
assault a hen roost. Turtles live for
hundreds of years and carry around
on their backs monograms etched by
the swains of other days.
The Tidings Is for sale at W. M.
Poley's Drug Store, 17 East Main St.
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U Thoughts from the Editorial Pen
If you would have your wife an
angel, treat her like one.
An hour of triumph conies at last
to those who watch and wait.
There is a crop that the household
ought to reap every day. It is the
harvest of happiness. But it Is a
crop that must first be sown. Have
you planted the seed?
Never bear more than one kind of
trouble at a time. Some people bear
three kinds: All they had, all they
have now, and all they expect to
A child needs disciplining when In
ill-health as well as in good. Some
people imagine that a child cannot
be petted and indulged too much
when in delicate health, but it Is a
mistake. Ye mothers, we beg of you
do not let your child's disposition be
more impaired than its constitution
Is by a spell of sickness.
Is it right for the mother of a fam
ily of small children to have to leave
them alone, as they so often do, to
go out to scrub and wash to earn a
miserable livelihood for herself and
them, and, alas, also often for him
who promised to cherish and protect
her for life, but does not do it? It
is a stain and disgrace upon the man
hood of this country that they take
so little interest in this unprotected
class of helpless ones. They are very
merciful some ways; a man cannot
drive his horse without a shoe, but
he may let his wife and children go
barefooted without fear of interfer
ence; he must not overwork or half
starve his beast without being justly
amenable to the law, but his wife and
children may be overworked and un
derfed, and half dressed, and it's no
body's business they "must look
out for themselves." There are more
nenglected women and children right
here in this Christian country than
we like to own to.
In the rush and hurry of modern
life do we think as much as we might
of the happiness of those who are
growing old? They have lost so
much! Their youth, often their
health, most of the friends and com
panions who started with them on
life's journey; and yet we often
grudge them the brightness and joy
we might so easily put into their
lives. We will not stay to hear the
recollections of old and happy days
which they love to tell us; we let
them see so plainly that their day
is over and ours has come? That
those who have borne the burden and
heat or the day, toiled and struggled
and worn themselves out for others,
should be left to feel lonely and
neglected is sorrowful. We can and
ought, each and all, in our own place
and way, do something to bring the
glow of summer and the remem
brance of the days of roses and love
into the lives fast nearing their win
ter and their end.
"Never put your arm through the
handle of a jug," is a piece of advice
given by an exchange to the young
ladies. Most of them ought to know
what it means without further ex
planation. A woman Is never so fool
ish as when she hopes to reform a
man after marriage. "He loves me,"
she trustingly says, and because her
own love is pure she expects the pure
article in return. Poor girl, you do
not know the witchery of the jug,
nor the strong bands which bind the
soul of the man to whom your hap
piness is entrusted. True enough, he
is good heatred and kind, except
when in liquor, but as his slavery
increases his kindness decreases.
While seeking for some one to shield
him in his helplessness, he may In
deed flatter you that you only can
redeem him. After you become his
slave you may well wish for an early
grave. Many an error" it hides, many
a heartache it cures. But the lack
of love soon follows protracted In
dulgence In folly. Young ladies,
never put your arm through, the han
dle of a jug.
We' want a religion that softens
the step, and tunes the voice to mel
ody.an d fills the eye with sunshine,
and checks the impatient exclamation
and harsh rebuke a religion that is
polite, deferential to superiors, cour
teous to inferiors and considerate to
friends; a religion that goes into the
family and keeps ths husband from
being cross when the dinner is late,
and keeps the wife from fretting
when he tracks the floor with his
muddy boots, and makes him mind
ful of the scraper and the door mat;
keeps the mother patient when the
baby Is cross, and amuses the chil
dren as well as instructs them; cares
for the servants besides paying them
promptly; projects the honeymoon
into the harvest moon, and makes the
happy home like the Easter fig tree,
bearing in Its bosom at once the
beauty of the tender blossom and the
glory of the ripened fruit. We want
a religion that shall interpose be
tween the ruts and the gullies and
the rocks of the highways of life, and
the sensitive souls who are traveling
Look Here, Hoys.
It has been most truly stated, "Dis
tance lends enchantment," and the
city looks well from the old farm.
Perhaps you do not see thorns and
thistles, but they grow in the city
thicker than on the farm. Home dis
cipline may be hard to bear, but in
it are gems ot all successes. Parents
are midway ln the temple of life, and
certainly must know more than those
standing on the threshold. It is al
ways safe to listen to the voice of
wisdom and affection. You may not
be permitted to control all things at
home, but please remember before
seeking the large liberty of the city
that you can control nothing there.
You may wear store clothes, but you
must be the servant of all. Liberty
and ease are the fruit of toil. The
boy that knows more than his par
ents goes to the wall ln the city.
Success depends upon industry, obed-
i PurcMoiinfainWaterlcc I
f Reduced Prices on Ice I
FOR SEASON OF 1912
Save money by purchasing coupon books. Issued for
500, 1,000, 2,000 up to 5,000 pounds.
This is the cheapest way to buy your ice.
Delivery every day except Sundays.
ASHLAND ICE AND STORAGE CO. i
JOB E. HEDGES.
Mentioned by Republicans or
Governorship ol New York State.
Photo by American Press Association.
ience, economy and purity. Brown
hands, clean tongues and hearts are
in great demand in the city. A coun
try loafer becomes a city loafer, and
neither country or city has use for
either. The earthquake never breaks
the ground so as to heave gold at
their teet. Boys who present noble
and manly lives for recommendations
may win anywhere. In the city yon
must begin way down, but if you
smilingly submit to the inevitable
and make each day tell how much,
rather than how little, good work
you can do, you will be on the line
of promotion and in time may rise,
but think not the way is strewed with
heartsease and roses. Ah, there is
many a bitter pang and sharp thorn
that will pierce you, but if you dare
to grapplpe with them you may even
win in the great city.
VolcaiKK's Still Active.
Cordova, Alaska. Mount Kataai
Is still in violent eruption and it is
believed that Mounts Redoubt and
Illamma and other volcanee In the
chain are also busy.
The steamship Sampson brought
the news that Seldova is safe. Mea
gre information from the revenue
cutter Manning to the mail boat Dora
Is that the Kodiak settlement i.as
also escaped damage. There is no
news from other fishing or Indian
villages. The Manning is having
much trouble with its wireless and
cannot hear from the Kodiak station
on account of the ashes and smoke.
Vi'-,- V'" ,
STOP THE WORMS
This new eVrsenite Compound kills the Codling Moth
without damage to the foliage or fruit.
Better Spray Neutral Arsenate ot Lead
8 to 10c lh, according to size of package.
TOBACCO EXTRACT BLACK LEAF 40
85c to $12.50 per can.
Garden Hose 7 to 12c per ft.,
Thursduy. Jmie 13, 1012.
Granite City Express
A. F. Abbott, Prop.
Handles Freight, Household
CJoods and General Dray Work
Office with Rose Bros., Ashland, Ore.
Office phone 213R. Res. phone 252U
V. V. HAWLEY
Contractor and Builder
Remodeling and repairing, etc. 25
years' experience. Address P. O Box
Phone I2Q 2j Main St.
C. II. GILLETTE
Real Estate, Loans, Rentals,
SEE ME BEFORE IllVIXG.
SEWING MACHINES AND SEWING
28G E. Main St. Phone 113
HOUSE OF COMFORT
Powell Street at O'Farrell
Best located and most popular
hotel in the city. Headquarters
for Oregonians; commodious lob
by; running Ice water in each
room; metropolitan service. Bus
at train. A la carte service. Ideal
stopping place for ladles traveling
CHESTER W. KELLEY.
"Meet Me at the Manx."
A farmers' institute for Merrill,
Bonanza and Klamath Falls this
month is the plan of the Klamath
chamber of commerce, and assur
ances received from the office of
State Dairy and Food Commissioner
Bailey indicate that he will be glad
to co-operate with the local organiza
tion in the work.
"Get the habit." Send your social
news to Miss Hawley. Phone 3-9.
guaranteed, rubber and cotton