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Mondiiy. J u in- 21. 1912.
Issued Mondays and Thursdays
Ilert IX. Giver,
W. H. (i ill is, .
W. E. llarnes, -
Editor and Owner
. . City Editor sha,ed b' n,an-v
liusiness Manager '
Mayor Gaynor of New York, in
an address delivered the past week
to the Booksellers' Convention, de
plored the passing of the old-fashioned
hook-shop. His regret fa
One Year ; . . .12.00
Six Months 1.00
Three Months 50
Payable in Advance.
Entered at the Ashland, Oregon,
Postoffice as second-class mail mat
ter. Ashland, Ore., Monday, June 24, '12
It takes a pretty good sized city
nowadays to maintain a book-store
that shall stand on its own feet,
minus artificial help from lines of
sporting goods and cheap candy.
The second-hand book-shop as you
find it on the side streets of large
cities, amid inglorious companionship
of junk-shops, its location known to
a select circle of book-worms, is the
closest approach to the old-time
book-store, which once was found in
comparatively small towns.
The news stands of today keep pa-
ilhe Home Circle
tt Thoughts from the Editorial Pen
Reform and Reformers.
In our grandmother's day, before
a frock could get frayed, shabby, or
in any wise unseemly, they used to
rerashion it "make it over." They
achieved real triumphs, too back
breadths to the fore, hem ripped out
and the whole thing reversed that
is, top became bottom and the inside
was turned out.
This procedure applied especially
to Sunday silks, mohairs, lusterings,
poplins, cashmeres and brocades.
And you wouldn't believe it. if told,
how many years a "best" frock
served, adequately and honorably.
Besides, there was the remodeling
of elders' garments to fit out the
little folks, with whom the acquisi
tion of a whole really, truly new suit
per novels, but the sales are more I was so unusual as to constitute a
and then a home-light cast its golden
huania acrnzc t Via nalb nrtH Vi k hanntr I Mi Z
Reduced Prices on Ice
FOR SEASON OF 1912
.SOUTHERN REPUKL1CAN ORGANIZATION.
dependent on the orange and blue
pictures on the covers than on the
brains of the writer or his place in
the Hail of Fame.
The old-time book-store was kept
by people who loved books. There
might not be much money in it. But
they gained a certain satisfaction
from intimate communion with the
great men of past and present
through the printed page. At dull
After having lived, as a republican.
'In a solid south state for fourteen
years, and having had the steam roll
er pass over our remains at least
fourteen times, we somewhat appre
ciate the position Teddy occupies in
the present national convention.
When we consider that the steam
roller process is only made possible hours and rain' da-vs they couId b
because delegates elected from such found in secluded alcoves browsing
states represent not real republican among eld favorites,
organization but a federal pie counter ; The f'?rks might be pale and spec
machine, we do not blame Teddy for tatJ-d 'l,unB persons who needed a
resenting it. The solid south repub- c,)l,,se at dances and football. But
lican delegations can always be de-i at least tne' were book-lovers too.
pended upon to stand hitched to the 'They ran their hands with an affee
administration, because the organiza- i t.ionate caress over the backs of their
lion has no existence outside of fed- j cherished volumes as they passed,
erai patronage. When there is any i Tne' so llated to let a favorite go
dirty work to be done these delega-.; flonl ,neir shelves that they did not
tlons can be depended upon to do it, j Psn the sales of their wares with
because it exists only in corruption j success. But if you wanted an opin
through dirty political manipulation, i io about what to read, they could
The republican machine of the south-jS've vou an offhand judgment that
ern states is the most corrupt, unre-!nad authority.
publican organization on earth. It! There is an increasing tendency
has done more to keep the solid south 1 among dry goods and department
wholly in the democratic column ! slores t0 keep books. They ought to
than all other agencies combined. It be patronized by their towns people,
has made it disgraceful to be a re- j for the more books are bought the
publican in the south, because the j niore thought and attention will be
organization is not respectable. n : given by the merchants to making
noise of child's play came from the X
distance. I was lost in meditation. ! j
The sweet, measured lullaby of alT
mother burst suddenly from an open j I
window. The words were familiar I
that nM fra rt lo.;nin Rrv.lrn-hv !
ww.. ... : r '. , ,1
uuu upon a tree lop; w nen me wind
blows the cradle will rock; when the
bough bends the cradle will fall, and
down comes cradle, and baby, and
all." The music was not that of a
trained voice, but it expressed the
hope and history of the human race.
I looked toward the window. I
caught there Raphael's inspiration j
wmcn culminated in his exquisite1
Madonna. I felt the mother's hope I
and pain, her joy and fear, and I i
thought: What grand possibilities!
inhere in that tiny sculpture of flesh i
and blood that now responds, in fee- i
ble complaisance, to mother's lulla- j
by! There is the man to be. There
is future government; future society; i
i mure commerce anu iuiure mven- .j.
lion, mere is the possibility of the I
finite mind. There is a prophetic A
I forestallment of wealth; of power; ;
of poverty; of righteousness, or ofjj
sin; and I said: Ohl what responsi-,
bility rests upon that mother. Shei
, ... . .
tne laiiering steps, siie ; H--H4--HH4--r-r-r t-l--r4"r r-4
can place within those tiny hands the i
When one thinks of the love and
care that went into this refashioning,
and how snug and safe they fitted the
sole needs of little chaps, and the
joy mothers had in the work, nobody
can pity either party to the transac
tion, i weanons of offense and defense so I to have a stnut vnman onvcloiir-rl In
But ways change as days change. ! they may be wielded for the upbuild- I an opera cape and musk perfume bal
and we must keep pace with the times. ing of a loftier and grander civiliza-1 ance herself on his right foot like a
Nowadays nobody willingly tolerates j tion. As 1 looked I saw angels hov- straphanger in the loop district, at
a last season's frock or a remodeled ering round her. I saw them stoop j the same time obscuring his view of
one. and while there's much wasteland kiss the worry furrows from hen the staee until he can't tell whether
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.
has no purpose in the world except
to control federal patronage. In or-
The experience of buying a book
der to keep its hold better on the in the great metropolitan department
offices its policy has been always to
discourage white affiliation with the
party in the south. The desire of the
organization is only for enough white
adherents to fill the federal offices,
and all others are discouraged and
browbeaten until they become dis-
store is quite a contrast from the
musty but romantic flavor of the old
time book-stall. The counters are
carefully dusted, the books glitter
with their bright covers and titles.
But if you want a bit of advice, the
fluffy haired clerk might know a
that soon or late we all must suffer
and pay for. still, if our mental and
physical habits harmonize, we are. as
Dooley says, "all right, or i;ea:ly
But do they? Seems like most
folks these days waste a tremendous
amount of effort to fit us into out
worn, or outgrown, or shabby, or
shoddy outcast beliefs of one kind or
another that should go into the dust
heap. They're not fit even for a
rummage sale' of cast-off ready
mades for those too thriftless for anv
but hand-me-down faiths.
Anyhow, it is what you do. and not'
what you believe, that counts.
Women, in particular, want to in
sist on the old ways of the old days,
and it might be a good thing if every
woman convicted of advocating any
old fashion less elemental than
breath, death, wisdom, honesty and
gentle speech, should be condemned
to wear garments that would fit the
crime, of as many years' antiquity as
the reform she advocates, and of her
own lingers fashioning. a
cheeks, and 1 saw, her smile, as they the villain stabbed the leadins lailv
whispered to her, "Upon such as you 'or was foiled by a cane settee. Some
rests all the hope of future years." j theatres are quite dry and elevating
i and give all of the Shakesnearean
I dialect that has not been withdrawn
from circulation by the board of
( Medford Mail Tribune. ) j nfealth: wnilf oth,ers "lake f 9IlB.lty
.... , , , of moist and melancholy plavs which
Inferior farming is being practiced j cause ia,.ge, dani tears to fall with
more extensively in the Rogue river, a soft kerplunk on the bosom of a
valley today than ever before. As . new shil.t People frequent the thoa
yet only a small percentage of the , tre foI. different reasons. Old men
available area is thus utilized, but , alwavs have to sit on the front row
with the extension of the irrigating j because of not hein able to read the
A solid concrete dam is being con
structed on the Deschutes river near
the town of that name.
The Tidings is for sale at W. M.
Poley's Drug Store, 17 East Main St.
V. V. HAWLEY
Contractor and Builder
Remodeling and repairing, etc. 25
years' experience. Address P. O. Box
system a great change will come.
The effect is already marked. In
stead of having to send out money to
secure produce we are beginning to
send out produce to secure money,
besides consuming our own produc
tion. It is a healthful sign of the times
and the most promising prospects
town clock at a distance of more than
three miles. Young men go in order 5
to relax, and sometimes succeed in '
relaxing a week's salary to the pro- j
portions of a Mexican dime. Women i
go to weep and wonder whether the j
heroine will marry the Russian duke
in white spats or unite her fortunes i
with the son of poor but honest par-
valley. This year Medford alone has
already .shipped out two ears of eggs
Nobody cares so much as yourself i and as much more in smaller ship-
whether your clothes and your faiths i nients.
are fit and becoming and up to the Last year 43 cars of vegetables
minute, but if you take note you will land fruit were shipped into the val
find it is always some other fellow I ley, not to mention daily consign
ee zealots want to reform, not them-1 ments, by express. There was no en
selves; they wouldn't tolerate dicta-1 couragenient for the farmer to raise
tion in the relatively unimportant ! vegetables, for grocers would not
i in we iace. a jear ago at mis , enta and live on oatmeal and undying
nine, several carioaus or eggs nau 1 Jove
oeen snipped into the Kogue river
Phone 129 27 Main St.
C. II. GILLETTE
Real Estate, Loans, Rentals,
SEE ME IJEIOKE BUYING.
THE CITY KEIOUOEK.
couraged and lose interest in the Soc'd dt'al more a' '-1'1 the last bur
party or are cheated out of represen-1 181"e B,low at tne theatre than she
lation until they give it up. i would about Mr. Dickens and Mr.
There has not been a delegation i 1 "ackeray.
seated in the national republican con
vention from "the south since recon
struction that was not a stolen dele-1
gation. It exists only to be bought
by patronage or cash as seems most
expedient and has been one of the
main corrupting influences in the re
Southern republican organization,
in the Interest of decency, should be
blotted off the face of the earth
matter of clothes, but they insist on
certain formulas that will cure all
the ills we suffer from if THE
OTHER FELLOW will follow the
There's one safe, sure and painless
way to abolish all the troubles we
think we suffer from. Only one.
That is, for each one to expend all'uis
capabilities for reform upon his own
case. It will give him plenty to do.
purchase his products. This year
the Medford public market opens the
way for him to dispose of what he
raises, and the co-operation of the
Southern Pacific has provided a spec
ial refrigerator car three times a
week for produce shipments to Port
land to enable the grower to market
Last year 84 cars of potatoes and
onions were shipped into the valley,
Recorder Hurt has nearly complet
ed the checking up of water consum
ers. He found that S9Vi acres were
being irrigated which had failed to
get onto the city books, thus losing
to the department $716 per year
from that source. It was discovered
If I that 44 homes and business houses
it proves a dominating factor in the
national organization, as it is proven
to be In the national convention just
closing, it Is well if the w hole repub
lican party be destroyed rather than
be dominated by such a force. '
The Tidings is strictly with Teddy
in his denunciation of corrupt south
ern domination in the national organ
ization. We know the things Roose
velt says about the theft of delegates
are absolutely true.
SITTERS IN THE SHADE.
were getting the service but were not
paying, thus losing $633.60 per year
on that score. Then there were 130
of those who were paying on a less
rate than the ordinance provides and
losing to the department from that
source $336.60 per year. Total in
crease per year, $1,686.20.
borne of the consumers had not
been on the books at all and others
nau not paid lor as long back as
We have wondered why more of
the water bonds had not been retired
from the income of the department.
The above shows part of the reason,
is he goes about it whole-heartedly despite the fact that the finest onions
and pushes it to the limit.
Our souls must tenant the gar
ments we fashion for them, so it
would seem to be worth while to be a
leader of the fashion of casting aside
all that is outworn or a misfit, wear
ing only what is appropriate and be
coming, letting the world see us only
at our best, and engaging strenuously
in the pursuit of happiness just per
sonal happiness. The other fellow,
not wanting to appear shabby (,r joy
less, will follow suit, and the first
thing we know everybody will be so
busy doing good and being happy
that wrong will go out of business,
permanently and painlessly.
When you come home in the eveiv
ing. as the last rays of the warm i at least
June sun are gilding the tree-tops, Mr. Hurt is to be congratulated on
observe those old people sitting j his splendid showing in getting the
there. They are people of some j departments of the city onto a sub
means. They are enjoying life as the 1 stantial business basis. We have
shadows close in.
Observe the men as they puff at
their cigars; observe the women as
they chatter over their eternal knit-
heard he has met with some opposi
tion from the citizens as well as from
some members of the council. We
cannot see why any citizen should be
ting. They are happy. Old age has j opposed to Installing good business
no terrors for them. Their roof-tree 1 methods in the city departments, un-
is secure. Their meals are pleasant.
Their beds soft.
We prate a lot about progress and
fighting for humanity and the square
deal and equal chances for all. We
have much work to do. We must
work so that each of us may hav
leisure in the sunset hours.
In the world of the future there
must he no alms-houses filled with
old men and women worn out in the
industrial struggle and then tossed
aside as things foredone. There must
be no bitter bread of grudging char
ity. There must be 110 salt tears over
In that future world each earnest
laborer in the Industrial vineyard
must get a fair share of the product
of his toll. For when the blood runs
slowly, and the bones begin to Btif-
less he was expecting some undue
advantage to accrue to him by lax
methods, or why any councilman
should stand in the way of a thor
ough business system unless some
thing was to be gained by such laxity.
Recorder Hurt has had too, much
fighting to do in establishing the re
forms he is accomplishing. He
should have the hearty support and
co-operation of the citizens as well
as the city administration. He is do
ing splendid work and the Tidings
believes is responsible for thousands
of dollars in saving to the city during
Congress refuses to reduce its
mileage pay. The congressmen of
course don't want it, but feel they
must have it to prevent Uncle Sam
fen, and the musc les to ache and the , from getting into trouble with it
hair to whiten, we all have a right to
peaceful rest before the eternal night
falls. We all have a right then to be
timply sitters in the shade.
Anybody can order, but to serve
with grace, tact and effectiveness Is
a tine art.
While our schools are being con
ducted very satisfactorily, we believe
many of the problems in mathematics
are not practical. Why not have
problems useful in every dav life?
For instance, like the following,:
If it takes a boy twelve years of
age twenty-two minutes to bring in
six small sticks of wood, a distance
of seventeen feet, how long will it
take him to travel a mile to see a cir
cus show procession?
A woman placed four pounds of
cold meat and eight slices of bread
before a tramp. At the end of twenty
minutes how much was left?
A housewife sold a coat to a ped
dler for a vase worth nine cents, a
pair of boots for a china dog worth
six cents, and a vest for a glass bot
tle worth four cents; how much did
she receive for all and how much over
$lt clear profit did the peddler make?
A man pays thirty cents for three
pounds of evaporated apples and gets
a $14 newspaper miff for Kenrlins
them to an orphan asylum. Does he
gain or lose, and how much?
Two females, each thirty years of
age, are sitting on a sofa. Neither
of them has a husband. One is worth
two hundred thousand dollars and
the other teaches a district school.
Which is the unmarried ladv and
which is the old maid?
A man winks his eye an e vera Re of
30,000 times a day, and a woman's
tongue makes 7S.OO0 motions every
twenty-four hours. At this rate how
long will It take the man to catch up?
If it cost $200 for a young lady to
learn painting, and she turns out two
landscapes worth forty cents apiece,
what is the net profit?
It takes twenty blows of a hammer
in the hands of a woman to drive a
tenpenny nail three inches. She
misses the nail twice where she hits
it once. How many blows does she
strike in all and how far can her
voice be heard when she strikes her
on the coast are raised here and our
potatoes equal to any grown. Those
who planted potatoes last year made
a fine profit, yet did not begin to
supply the demand. Double the acre
age has been planted this year, and
with irrigation, potatoes are always
a most profitable crop. The vaney
instead of importing 84 cars, ought
to be exporting' a thousand cars of
potatoes from its idle land alone.
A year ago 225 cars of hay were
imported and 62 cars exported, 163
cars shortage of local demand. Im
ports of oats and barley totaled 4 8
cars, of flour and feed 4 32 cars. In
spite of a favorable year and in
creased acreage, the local production
of these staples will fall far short of
the local demand. Idle land can be
made to produce this shortage with
several hundred cars for export, but
irrigation is necessary to insure crops
in unfavorable years.
Nature has done too much for the
Rogue river valley. If the soil was
less fertile, we would scratch it hard
er and make it yield more. If the
climate was more arid, we would ap
preciate better the value of water and
double'our output. If we didn't have
a home market, we would be striving j
to raise produce for both home and
Fruit should not be the only re-1
source of the horticulturist. He;
should aim to make otuer crops, his j
vegetables, berries, corn, hay and 1
produce, his cows, poultry and bees I
unv nil iho i-npnAsi fit" thp fnmilv nnrl
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luaiuieiiuuce 01 me on:nuiu, su me
fruit proceeds will be "velvet." It Is
done on some orchards now and can
be done on every orchard with water.
When we are exporting a surplus
of every crop possible to raise, when
our idle lands are utilized by produc
ers Instead of by speculators, when
these conditions shall have been real
ized by the extension of the irriga
tion systems, the Rogue river valley
will be the most prosperous section
in the entire nation and national pan
ics can come and go without disturb
ing its prosperity.
A little while ago I wandered down
a quiet street far from the din of the
mart. It was evening and dusk was
scatteririg glowing embers in the sky.
Gentle breezes touched and kissed
the blosboiu-ladeued boughs. Now
The theatre is a place inhabited by
people who seek to drive dull care
away and forget the size of their coal
bill. Theatres usually have a stage
with a growth of natural timber and
a draft which causes the leading man
to make love in tones bearing a close
resemblance to the notes of an ex
piring pump. There is alwayys a
good deal of loose scenery In a thea
tre, and not all of it is confined to
the stage. Some of thi scenery
chews gum and talks about the new
styles in shirtwaists during the death
scene, while another variety enters
in the middle of the first act and
makes everybody in the fourth row
of the orchestra circle double up like
a six-foot emigrant in a chair car.
There is nothing that will bring back
the mind of the absorbed spectator
to this mundane sphere quicker than
CHEER, dainty knit fabrics, the coolest
and most comfortable to wear next to
the body in summer.
They require no starch are absorbent
and fit so snugly that there is no wrinkling
under the corset or bulk around the waist.
Athena Underwear satisfies the woman
who wants her knit underwear to be just
as fine and well tailored as her outer
The patented seat that gives extra room
where room is needed most, is an example
of the perfection that has been attained in
shaping Athena garments.
We have a variety of popular shapes
for summer wear.
Prices are no higher than you usually