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ASHLAND, OREGON, MONDAY, JULY 1, 1912
SUPPORT OK TAMMAXV IS RE
26 BALLOTS BRING NO CHOICE
Clark and Wilson Hold Fi'ld Against
All Others Speaker Loses and
Governor Gains Slowly Deadlock
Baltimore, Md. William J. .Bryan
tore the lid off the democratic con
vention again Saturday afternoon,
when in a stirring speech explaining
the shift of his vote as a delegate
from Clark to Governor WIIbou, he
virtually laid the foundation for a
bolt should the nominee of the con
vention secure a victory at the price
of promised allegiance to the Ryan-Belmont-Morgan
money trust inter
ests, on which the Nebraskan's attack
had been centered throughout the
In his speech Bryan held Charles
F. Murphy of Tammany Hall up as
the connecting link between the big
business interests and the democratic
, Bryan declared, In; changing his
vote, that he would npt support any
candidate whose success in landing
the-nomination was contingent upon
allegiance to Tammany Hall or whicn
was made possible by securing the
' 90 Murphy controlled" votes from the
After the storm thus precipitated
nad subsided, Bryan in a reply to- a
direct question as to whether he
proposed to bolt in event of the can
didate being selected under the con
ditions he named, said that he could
not conceive of a convention choos
. ing a presidential candidate under
the conditions outlined, once the del
egates were appraised of the real sig
nificance of their action, but he de
clined to be pinned down to any more
The convention spent ten solid
hours in voting Saturday In the most
Fuffocating heat.. At the close of the
26th ballot, adjournment was taken
until today, the delegates being thor
oughly tired out with the monoto
nous routine of the day. The day
was one of grief for Cla'k inasmuch
as he lost heavily oil each succeed
ing ballot after the thirteenth, end
ing in the twenty-sixth with 463
but 13, more thnn was ?ivn him t
3 the fust.
The high water mark for the Clark
boom came in the tenth ballot, when
the 90 New York votes, controlcd by
Murphy, switched from Harmon to
the speaker. On this ballot, the Mis
sourian polled 556. The thirteenth
gave him 55414 and the slide began.
It was demonstrated by these pro
ceedings that the nomination will not
go to Clark, and Wilson has far to
go. The Missouri delegation came
forward loyally In support of "their
candidate, when the speaker's vote
was at Its height, by sending to each
of the other candidates a wire asking
a withdrawal from the race in favor
of Mr. Clark. Susljequent ballots,
however, indicate that the other can
didates still cling to the hope of suc
cess. The Wilson men are standing pat
for their candidate and from the first
ballot he has gained steadily. His
nomination, however, is another
question as the Clark men are equal
ly stubborn and can hold out enough
votes to control the nomination if
Starting with 32 4 votes on the first
ballot, the New Jersey governor
gained slowly up to the sixth, when
he received 354, holding about even
until the twelfth, when tne steady
rise began anew. The twenty-sixth,
ballot gave Wilson 407, a clear gain
of 83 votes over the first. Massa
chusetts endeavored to start a boom
for their governor, Foss, on the
twenty-second ballot when the entire
Clark contingent of 34 votes switched
to Fobs'. The attempt had no percep
tible result, however, and the twenty
sixth ballot showed only 43 votes for
Baldwin, Kern, Sulzer, James and
Gaynor received scattering votes on
occasional ballots and one persistent
Wisconsin delegate cast his vote for
Bryan on every ballot but four.
Bryan received seven votes on the
nineteenth, which . represents the
height of success for the Nebraskan.
Talk of a stampede In his favor was
In the air but failed to materialize
This is the place to get your hat
for the celebration. .New Turkish
toweling hats and large and small
shapes in Milan and other braids In
white, black and brown. Big reduc
tion In all lines.
All children who intend to s
participate in the Fourth of
July parade must be at the Ven- $
dome Hotel by 9 o'clock Thurs- 3
lay morning. No invitation is
necessary and all children who
desire to have a part in the $
grandest parade ever pulled off $
in Ashland a're urged to be at S
the appointed place. ?
PROF. INGRAM COMING.
Associate of Prof. Gibson Will Visit
H. C. Ingram, President Gibson's
right-hand man in conducting the
Polytechnic College at Oakland, Cal.,
has expressed an intention of visiting
Ashland in the near future, and it is
hoped he will be on hand to attend
the meeting of the Commercial Club
this evening and offer any solution
to the status of the branch of the
institution which it is proposed to
establish in Ashland at an early date.
Mr. Ingram and his family are now
enjoying an outing at Shasta Retreat
Springs, and he has been wired to
the effect that the regular monthly
meeting of the club occurs this even
ing, and it is hoped that he will be in
attendance and offer any suggestions
pertinent to the matter In hand, par
ticularly as to location of the institu
tion and the conditions which are
requisite for its establishment here
on a firm basis. In order to settle sev
eral questions which have arisen con
cerning this matter. Taking it for
granted that he will be present, it is
urged that there will be a full at-j
tenaance or we memuersmp, in oraer
that details may be fully discussed
and the question finally presented for
HAS XO AUTHORITY.
Salem Mayor Can't Give Orders to
. Chief of Police.
Salem, Ore. "We have no juris
diction over the chief of police," de
clared Mayor Louis Lachmund, when
questioned with relation to what his
attitude would be in regard to a let
ter sent to him by Governor' West,
directing him to order the chief of
police to enforce the law prohibiting
the sale of Intoxicants to people who
are in the habit of becoming intoxi
cated, and suggesting that unless the
laws were enforced the governor
would take action to do so.
"He alone 1b accountable to the
18,000 people who make up the pop
ulation of Salem. If he has not en
forced the law, it Is -no affair of
mine. I endeavored to have the peo
ple give the executive the power to
enforce the law, but they refused to
do so, and It is not up to me."
The mayor had reference to an
amendment which he sought to have
the people pass, giving the mayor
power over the chief of police, but
which they voted down.
Li ILDIXGS ion RANGERS.
Forest Department lias Iet Several
' Contracts have been let by M. L.
Erickson, supervisor of the Crater
national forest, for the erection of a
new ranger cabin at Joe Bar, a barn
at the same place, a barn at the Star
ranger station on the Applegate, a
tool cabin on fcturgis creek near tt
head of Steambt.at. John Beeson of
Medford has secured the contract and
will start work at once. Supervisor
Erickson delayed thy work until he
was certain that his appropriation
for the fiscal year ending June 30
would be sufficient to cover the cost
of the Improvements. The winter
quarters at Pelican Bay are also be
Thirty-five Farms Visited Xear Ash
land by Mr. Evans.
M. O. Evans of Corvallis, who is
working on the state agricultural sur
vey for the Statistical Bureau and the
state Immigration Commission, left
Saturday for Medford to continue his
work in the valley. Mr. Evans spent
two weeks in this end of the valley
and made reports on 35 ranches. He
wishes to thank all persons who aid
ed him in securing Information and
says every person .called upon did his
best to aid him.
Services at the Presbyterian
church yesterday morning partook of
the nature of a retrospective view of
our national history. "Old Glory"
was in evidence in the choir loft, and
the remarks of the pastor were in
keeping with the observance of the
natal day which we are soon to cele
brate, the Entire congregation joining
in the singing of a hymn mingling
religious devotion with patriotic fer
vor to the air of "America."
Ex-Mayor Sanderson of Klamath
Falls, brother of W. C. Sanderson of
this city, who came here last week In
a very critical condition, died last
Saturday. The remains will be taken
to Klamath Falls on Wednesday and
funeral services will be held In that
city next Saturday.
All old soldiers meet at the G. A.
R. hall not later than 9 o'clock a.
m., July 4, to participate In the pa
rade. By order of the commander.
Refreshments July 4.
The Woman's Relief Corps will
serve Ice cream, sandwiches, cake and
coffee, instead of dinnera,s adver
tised, at G. A. R. hall during the day.
One Dollar a Pair.
We have on sale for this week one
hundred pairs misses' and children's
oxfords and pumps in black and tan
at $1.00 a pair at the Hub.
Construction has commenced on
the Oregon Electric through Harris-burg.
20TH CHAUTAUQUA SESSION OPENS
CHICAGO OPERATIC COMPANY WILL GIVE FIRST ENTERTAINMENT TO
MORROW AFTERNOON CLASSES WILL EFFECT ORGANIZATION
Scenes of activity about Chautau
qua Park furnish unmistakable evi
dence that the 1912 session of the
Southern Oregon Chautauqua Asso
ciation is about to begin. Camping
outfits and camping parties are be
ginning to arrive and the opening
session tomorrow afternoon will find
probably the largest crowd ever In
attendance on the opening day. De
mands for tenting space have been
unusually brisk this season and al
ready the grove U beginning to take
on the appearance of a tent city. G.
W. Trefren and his lieutenants are In
active charge of the grounds and the
comfort of the campers Is receiving
every possible attention. Tomorrow
will see the grove almost full.
The session will be ushered in this
year by a grand musical number, the
Chicago Operatic Company, who will
occupy the stage for two full days.
This company is made up of a mixed
quartet of talented musicians, all of
whom have played before the best
and most exacting musical audiences
in America. They appear in scenes
from the greatest of operas, render
ing the parts in a manner that ap
peals to all. the rank and file of (he
audiences being able t'ul'.y tc c-j'n-prehend
as well aa the musical critic.
The acting of the company is said to
be superb, each member having had
much experience on the operatic
stage. The number promises to be
one of the big things of the 1912
program. They appear for two days.
On Wednesday, July 4, a second
rare musical treat Is offored in the
Schumann Quintet. This company is
CHICAGO OPERATIC COMPAXV.
NOT AN IDLE MOMENT
i Salute at 4 O'clock Will Be Opening Number Something Doing
I From That Hour InJil After Midnight Parade at 9
The days of '61 will be recalled
next Thursday, when the old soldiers
of Ashland contribute to the general
rejuvination through th?ir fife and
drum corps, 'there is something,
about the sound of the old-time mili
tary band that stirs the hearts of
patriots more than anything in the
modern, up-to-date musical organiza
tion. The Grand Army boys of Ash
land have a fife and drum corps the
equal of any in the state and they
will be in evidence on Independence
day, to lend their energies to the
big celebration. The G. A. R. boys
will also be in the parade with Old
Glory floating above their heads as
it did years ago. Young and old
America will be in evidence and will
join hands to make the coming cele
bration a big one.
The rest-room feature of the cele
bration, designed to make it easy ior
mothers with restless children, is one
of the excellent provisions of the
committee. The Stevenson and
Camps buildings will be used for this
purpose and both will be supplied
with all necessary seats and couches
for the comfort of tired mothers. A
number of ladies will be in charge
and will render every assistance pos
sible and attend to every want of
those who take advantage of the
rooms. People from out of town may
be assured of a place to rest.
The barbecue will be the biggest
thing ever offered in this section.
The best beeves to be found have
been selected and the meat will be
cooked by experts. Ample supply for
20,000 people Is provided and the
best of it is that it is free. Other
features are receiving careful atten
tion. If you haven't made your arrange
ments for decorating your home or
place of business, do so at once. You
will be the only one, If you don't.
Ashland must present a gala appear
ance, and will, according to every in
dication now. fhe weather man has
promised clear weather this week,
the democratic nomination will be
settled, and nothing will be left to
cause worry or despair. Bring the
kids out for the biggest time of their
lives. A glance at the program giv
en below will bear out the former
claims that there will be something
doing all day. From the first salute
at 4 o'clock, when the bombardment
of Fort Sumter will be recalled and
the roar of guns will reverberate
across the hills and back and forth,
to the departure of the last guest
from the great ball at the Natatorium
after the midnight hour, there will
be no cessation of activities. The pa
rade will start promptly at 9.
made up of musicians of a national
reputation. The five gentlemen com
prising the company play on strings
only. Four of them were formerly
members of the great Thomas orches
tra. They carry with them a spec
ially ((instructed reed organ, which
gives all the necessary reed and wind
effects of a large orchestra. Cok
tumts fitting to the setting of the
selections rendered are an important
part of the makeup. This attrac
tion alcne Is worth the price of a sea
" Latest reports from the sale of
tickeis Indicate a record attendance.
The time limit for reduced price --i-lres
tonight. If you haven't pur
chased yours, get In line at once. To
morrow the price will be 25 cents
higti-r. The Tidings is boosting for
Cha tauqua. It Is one of the greatest
force i in existence for the upbuild
ing of Ashland and should have the
unbiased support of every citizen.
The date or Grants Pass day has
been changed from tho 9th to the
Of interest to the children is the
announcement that Prof. Larimore
will arrive this afternoon and will
orgr.nize his physical culture classes
tomorrow morning as announced.
All l.ovs interested are requested to
meet Mr. Larimore at the armory
over Lnckerson's store, at S:30 to
morrow morning, and the girls at the
same place at 9:35. Miss Dougher
ty, the story-teller, will also arrive
this evening. All classes will organ
ize tomorrow as per schedule.
IN MONSTER PROGRAM
4:00 to 6:00 Grand morning salute.
7:00 Merry-go-round starts. Six
teen hours solid amusement tor
S:00 to 9:00 Floats and citizens
gather at h.ast Side school.
S:30 Band begins to play.
9:00 Spectacular and comic parade
traverses Main street from east to
west school and returns.
9:45 Address of the day by Con
gressman Reeder at Chautauqua
10:30 Automobile, motorcycle, bi
cycle races begin on Main street.
Six auto entries, best two out of
three. Eight motorcycles, best
two out of three. Twenty bicy
clists in grand free for all.
12:00 to 2:00 Big free barbecue in
2:00 to 3:30 Baseball. Ashland
against Medford, on Athletic: field.
Music by the bands.
3:30 to 5:00 Rough rider bucking
contest and wild west stunts on
5: 00 to 6:00 Potato race on horse
back by cowboys. A thrilling con
test. 0:.0 to 7:00 Bombardment of ho
tels and restaurants and storming
of lunch counters.
7:00 to 8:00 Band concert and
swimming events at Natatorium.
7:00 to 8:00 Band conceit and
mask carnival on streets, with roll
er skating and foot races, confetti
9:00 to 1:00 Grand carnival bail at
Natatorium, with music by Peder
Afternoon and livening Events ut
2:30 Schumann Quintet.
8:00 to 9:30 Schumann Quintet.
Two rousing musical programs
i .$ f-$ $ 4 $
WILSON PASSES CLARK.
Special to the Tidings.
Baltimore, July 1. From the
beginning of the balloting this
morning, Wilson has gained
steadily while Clark has lost.
Wilson's gain for the day Is
T'Vfe, while Clark's loss Is 16.
The thlrtv-fourth ballot gives
Wilson 479 Clark 4 47 .
ITnderwood 102 Vi , Harmon 29,
Foss 2 8. Adjournment has been
taken until 8 o'clock this even
ing. f $ $' $ $ i jx$4 i S fc
A MUSICAL TREAT.
Overland Rand Rendered Selections
at Depot Friday Evening.
Visitors at the depot grounds be
tween 4 and 5 o'clock last Friday
evening were treated to one of the
finest performances in the way of a
band concert ever presented in Ash
land. The Overland Band of Toledo.
Ohio, stepped from the train during
the brief stop here and rendered sev
eral masterpieces for the entertain
ment of the loiterers and passengers.
Those who were fortunate enough to
be within hearing distance of the mu
sic pronounce it of a high order.
The Overland band is one of the
most unique of its character in the
world. All the members of the 50
piece band are employed In the John
N. Willys factories making Overland
automobiles. The only professional
Is Gustav Koehler, noted band lead
er, who was engaged to lead the
For the last 18 months the band
has been the means of bettering the
social conditions In the Overland fac
tory. Each morning the musicians
assemble and give a short concert.
In reward for their work, Mr. Willys
is giving them a vacation that, when
completed, will have taken them to
24 of the principal cities weBt of To
ledo. All expenses of the trip are
being paid by the motorcar manufac
turer, as well as the salaries of the
men while on the vacation.
UNIT RULE DEFEATED.
Progressives Successful in Early
Hours of Convention.
Baltimore. Progressives in the
democratic national convention
claimed a notable victory Wednesday
night when they carried a motion ab
rogating a rule by which some state
delegations were bound to cast their
vote as a unit.
The fight for and against the unit
rule was waged particularly about
the State of Ohio, where 18 district
delegates had been instructed to vote
for Wilson, but where the state con
vention, controlled by the Harmon
forces, had invoked the unit rule
binding all Ohio delegates to the
The convention by a vote of 656
to 491 decided that no stare delega
tion should be bound by unit control
except, in such cases where the state
law was mandatory on the subject.
Wilson gained and Harmon lost. 18
votes from the Ohio delegation as a
result of the fight.
New York's solid block of 90 votes
cast amid hisses and groans in favor
of continuing the unit rule. Mis
souri, the home state of Clark, split
29 to 7 in favor of unit rule. This
result was received by groans.
When Nebraska and Kansas voted
solidly for the abrogation of the unit
rule tne myan and Wilson men
cheered. Pennsylvania, a Wilson
state, voted 65 for and 11 against the
rule, California was 5 for and 21
against, while Oregon was 9 for and
1 against the rule.
IS THIS GERMANY?
Women on North Main Street Clean
A stranger walked up North Main
street last Saturday. He had pro
ceeded about a block beyond the
West Side school when he came upon
a scene that set his brain awhirl.
For a moment he thought he was In
Germany and had to feel of his head
several times to make sure it was on
right. The spectacle that met his
gaze was that of two women cleaning
The story, as told by William Pen
ter, a resident of that locality, is that
the street committee had done some
cleaning thereabouts several weeks
ago but had run out of funds or be
come busied with other affairs and
had not removed the piles of dirt
they had caused to be swept up. The
recent rain scattered the refuse anew
and the street presented anything but
a cleanly appearance. So the two
women, whose names were not men
tioned, despairing of relief, got
wheelbarrows, brooms and shovels
and after two hours of strenuous ef
fort had their portion of the street
quite presentable. Meanwhile other
residents were busy and now several
rods of pavement are an example of
cleanliness that might he emulated.
INNOVATION IX BUILDING.
Conway Company Mnkrs First White
Asbestos Roof, j
The first white asbestos roofing
to be Been In Ashland Is being put on
by the Conway company on their new
bungalow In Terrace Helgnts addi
tion. To get this roofing properly
put on In Ashland the company im
ported a man from San Francisco
who is an expert in the line and he is
now engaged In the work. This roof
is said to make the rooms 18 degrees
cooler in summer than any other roof
uld Is destined to be the one In great
est demand In the future. It Is ab
solutely fireproof. An additional fea
ture of the roof Is the fact that It is
being built on a one-eighth pitch, the
first of that pitch to be built In Ash
land. Mrs. Frank Dickey.
Mrs. Frank Dickey pnssed away
last Saturday snortly after 1 o'clock,
after a severe illness. Funeral ser
vices will be of a private nature and
will bo held from the house at 4
o'clock tomorrow afternoon. The
house will be open to friends of the
family from 2 to 3:30.
Celebrate 'the Fourth in Ashland.
GREAT VICTORY IS WON lOU
WILD CONFUSION MARKS SCENE
Resolution Against Privileged Class
Wins Out by Enormous Majority
New York's Ninety Votes Cast
A resolution Introduced by him.
which was passed by a two-thirds ma
jority, declared the convention op
posed to the nomination of any can
didate under obligation to J. p. Mor
gan, Thomas F. Ryan, August Bel
mont or any "privilege-seeking
Bryan's resolution In substance)
was: "As proof of our fidelity to
the people, we hereby declare our
selves opposed to the nomination of
any candidate for president who in
a representative of, or under any
obligations to J. Pierpont Morgan.
Thomas F. Ryan, August Belmont ni
nny other members of the privilege
hunting and favor-seeking class. lie;
it further resolved, that we demand
the withdrawal from the convention
of any delegate or delegates consti
tuting or representing the above
The convention was thrown into a
furore by a proposition which, orig
inally introduced, called for the
withdrawal of Ryan and Belmont,
delegates from Virginia and New
'ihls part of the resolution was re
sented as invading the rights or sov
ereign states, and when its full Im
port became known, booes and cat
calls, jeers and hisses were mingled
with hand-clapping, cheers and the
Ftamping of feet. Representative
Flood or Virginia dramatically char
acterized the proposition as insolent
and said it came from the "only man
who desired to destroy the democra
tic party."! Former Governor McCor
kle of West Virginia called it foolish.
' Resolution is Modified.
Bryan made the situation even
more dramatic by asking Virginia
and New York to request the modifi
cation of the resolution, and when
they scorned the suggestion, he took
the course himself.
On his own motion the last para
graph was stricken from the resolu
tion after he had made a speech, in
which he declared that it' delegates,
from Virginia would on roll call pro-
it est against the withdrawal of Ryan
and if those or New York would ask
for the withdrawal of Belmont.
Bryan would then withdraw the last
part of the resolution. After several
delegates had spoken in defense of
Ryan and of the right of Virginia and
New York to conduct their own af
fairs, Lewis Nixon and others ex
pressed their objection to any change
In the resolution. Chairman James.'
however, supported Bryan when
Bryan declared he had the right.
On demand for vote, resolution was
put on roll call, but with the para
graph beginning "be It further re
The question was put In the form
of a motion to suspend the rules and
pass the resolution. There was njueJ
confusion and It received a seeoiil
reading to make it plain. Roll cal
was attended with the greatest con
fusion and required two starts. As '.
It was, it was almost impossible to
follow the roll call. Virginia was '
called out of her turn nnd she voted
23Va ayes, 14 nayes. Then New
York was called and disorder was
hushed for a moment as Charles F.
Murphy of Tammany Hall cried out,
"New York votes 90 ayes." Missouri,
Clark's home state, voted 34 ayes, 2
noes. Regarding the Vj vote from
Virginia, It was stated it was the vote
of Robert Tunstall. Tunstall an
nounced this himself when there wero
shouts that this was the vote of Ryan
himself. Before the roll call was fin
ished and result announced. Indiana,
Delaware, Florida, Connecticut, and
half a dozen other states shifted their
votes to the "nye" column. Official
announcement was: Ayes 889, noes
196, not voting 2, absent 1.
From that moment the sentiment
changed and early voting Indicated
that Bryan retained his hola upon
A hobo happened In the vicinity of
the lee plant last Saturday when the
Southern Pacific engineer, who was
doing some surveying for tno
straightening out of the side track,
was out of Bight. He attached about
$25 worth of surveyors' tools and de
camped. He was retaken in the af
ternoon, however, and give a fine of
$25 or twelve days In Jacksonville.
Being shy the twenty-live, he is now
in the county bastile.
PARADE STARTS AT 0.
J. E. Thornton, marshal of
the day, announces that the
Fourth of July parade will start
at 9 o'clock sharp Thursday
morning, no matter how many
floats are missing. So If you
intend to be In the parade,
don't fall to be at the East Side
school before that hour.