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Axhland, Ore, Thursday, Jujr 4. '12
Agitator Ettor, in jail at Lawrence,
Mass, charged with accessory before
the fart to murder for inciting the
ttrikers to riot, in an interview with
a special correspondent to The Out
look had this to say on tbe political
"Thpv tioll iic tn trot n-hat infin
by the balkrt. They want U8 to play
the game according to the tabled
rules. Hut the rules were made by
the capitalists. They have laid down
the laws of the game. They j, wld the
pick of the cards. We never clln wn
by political methods. The Hght of
suffrage is the great-st h"ax of his-!
tory. Direct action is the thy way."
That is a fair expression Of the po-
sition of the Indistrial Workers 0f
tbe World. There is a half trUth in
what Ettor says of the political game.
But we part company with hjnJ on his
opinion of suffrage. If th rules of
the game have been laid doWn by the
rnnitallutB It lB lv J.,K
brKly of American citizens haVe failed i6fj)ved the riddle of existence. But j Tmen ,in Am;rka l"tic8- The
to exercise their electoral privilege!3 heater marVel than thi8 l8 to meet. ! fema"f 'S grW'ng insistent for nn)
intelligently. The election ,aw8 of as we do oce in a while, one who ! b"81,of conff8" ' tru,y Intative
m u leoc. ot.,.,.t , .v. Lof the Peoples interest. This senti-
.uio 1.UU111J j oic &ui.u LUii T?Ve CIIX- 1
can can exercise his judgment at the'satile heavenl' smile
polls with the same foree
orce 88 any
un,ble to do !
other citizen. If he is
so in practice the fault Is outgde the
law. If we admit half f his con- i
tentlon as true the stacking of the
cards is it established ly custom, '
not bv law anrl rpmcwltf It within ;
the law. The abuse groB Dot out ! w,e." i ""nK or old hgh or low, rich i
of tbe election laws, but rater out!or P'"jr- bt ' will certainly find !
of the rules of party or(jan)zation. '
"Whatever advantage the capitalist!
has gained has been thrown party
manipulation. No one questions the
charge that party organiatioii Is cor
rupt. No one question8 but that
nominations Have been so manipula
te through party organisation that
when It came to a geiierj flection
the voter was left to a fre expression I
which was in fact no expreliSion ata1ythinK at had. and out of thejare now kei,t ,,nder contl by rail-
all. He east hiB vote without let or
hindrance for the candidate of hu.
party, and whichever 'aV the elec
tion turned, the capitalist won. Not
because there was no proper remedy
at law, but because the indiviaUa
voters were so divided aKaint their
best Interests by blind PHrty service
that the cards were stacked through
party manipulation, in th.e nomina
tion of candidates out cif harmony
with their principles.
w ...in w .u - ,11
e will go further. w 11 agree
i,o. .!,. .. , ,a ,
that 'direct action is the f,n y way'
,, . , ,
Direct action through 1'"' tlcf under
1,- ti .. i
the law. I he fault 1 cs in the ndl-
, .. . ,,,,
rection of our iioll'U.-.i fiction
through party organzati"'). The dic
tum of the organization 'las '"'''n al
lowed to displace the Individual judg
ment of the elector. ThUi, tlie party
is the nildiiim through whrh "capi
talism" has stacht'd the iuds- Con
lroling party organization, jt controls
There has been a great KtrtiK8le In
American polities for "'tefH J'ears.
It has been a struggle 1'vtWn the
people and "capitalism" for control
of the party organization- The
struggle has been most'' undir the
old system of party conventions and
the people have genera"y fa"ed.
The primary system h(j n)w been
tried far enough to deii,0hstrate that
it produces a fair expression of popu
lar sentiment, and is n"t susceptible
to absolute control by I'Urt)' bosses.
It has demonstrated very plainly on"
other thing. Wherever an ex Pension
has been recorded thr"'i;h the pri
mary it has been a det'lded'y pro
Kressive sentiment tbat is progres
sive as the term is used in contradis
tinction to standpatlsm-ttnd tn Rlst
of the lirogresslve Bent'tnept is th
Fame in the democratic, hociai't and
republcan parties, insofar &s It re
lates to governmental Control, that
is, the right of the p?oPle to control
their government and R'nernnienta'
"Direct action" 1 guaranteed
through the primary in Practice. S"
far it is handicapped by Party Prima-
ris, but as iig operation progresses
it be sen that a party primary
is, in fact, a party organization de
stroy. When tne primary system
has c0me into general u&e in every
state tbe matter of keeping together
..ri? .Bni-n -.u ue out oi
i r r r . o 1 1 i 1 1 i . - '
me question, yiien the uselessness of
,-.ly ,inne. -in ur rec0gn.zea amount of capital lnTe8ted in the en
and a general primary system iH j terprise as well as the cost of opera
take us place. By tbat means the j tion For 60me reaon not satlsfac.
a.vwiii be made clear fcr tbe people ) tory explained congress failed to
to Mn by Political methods and Mr. J grant the request
ttor will discover that the right of j Under our constitution arbitrary
8uffrage instead of be.ng what he j rate fjling whJch amount8 tQ confjs.
now tDiDks it is ' the greatest hoar J catlon ig not permissible ana JustJ.
oi history, wjil prove the most be- i r... .v..
I . , " dui, litre aots me rate cease
I ne'Jcent and rational plan bv which t u v.i j
. , ' 1 ' u c" to be reasonable and become confis
tne tieODie Br enabled tn rnntrnl ... - . .
their g0verntoeDt, that has ever been
devised n the echc my of nations.
e . . ,
-Moreover. party prejudice will be !
Ith the dross. Men .ill be no ong- ;
er he.d aga.n.t their individual po-!
Parly regular t- Each citizen will
. ,aa ,,, ,
l'e able to exercise his judgment free-
l.v Without fear of having a charge of i
isloyalty urged against h m bv some I n-,, Tt , . -
" b . ;Propert. The demand was for rates
favor-fattened ard bler who has ' v , I,
n v . l. ia , . , nich would allow a reasonab e re
no better kn0'lfedge cf vital pr nci- ! , ,K . , , . .
. . , v turn on the actual investment with-P-e8
than a P0land China hog has of jout ,,,. the bock
toe English w age properties.
hen every national issue is forced T. , . .. . . ,'
. j n , . . , That ean be accomplished on v bv
to stand on itg merits, no longer bol-j t,a v . , , ' "
cter a i t.Q ,,,,,. v . , . a true offical physical value, and
stered by party authority, false issues ,hat . , A . . ...
. . , .., (that should be arrived at bv a disin-
raised to overshadow vital ones will fo . .
iitlOkti H i Ka , . ..fl r V.
sions of government will be more In
" B nil Ul 111 "- ' J IJ h 1 1 - .
THf; C HILD-MIM).
"Won't It be a strange thing If,
presently, science demonstrates to us
that "The Kingdom of Heaven" is
1 (-nin us . i
v m,.. c . . !
ou know it tays somewhere else '
Mn the Book, -Except e become as
little children ye shall not enter the
.Uiii, CUU "HtU ILItf lips OI 1
the jead there Is a smile, beautiful I
and wonderfuf as if they had entered I
UlJtm u rir v, inhcitanr.. itoin,i
- v vC,
son,,, rare aftf.- .oflrv Lbino. -
" -v-o " " ui "ii 4ij uu una
lth of the spirit, this same serene !
dainty that -all's well." i
Such a one, whether man or worn-!,,
an invariably proves on acquaintance j
regard the nere and the hereafter
the child-mind. He may be
va8tlV learnpH (Usually Ik I . fir other- i
n' direct li, nithod, siniple, intense,
lB-v faltnful' fuH of moods and
tehKes that is, temPestuous and
serene by tUrne. bt wonderfully sane
anfl whole8(mie-and above all else.
eKer in all Hdf.rtakiniB. whnl-
Have ou ver noticed, with a
Ild D0W hi8 treasures of today are
s lrHlih of tomcrrow? ne will tak
easur o,lsC of "ls imagination
lthe 11 'ith Whatever he requires
T he pla.vg 'Ith the same thing I
aain, it must have an entire new
outfitting, or he ioses an interest in
The always-happy people are like
that. Each day's work, every new
urouieiii mat "nrroiiis them, is a
new "play , the general scheme of I
"Ketting Rro'ed," and the blessed
ness in which they dwell, and which
i -ieiii"" oni" a'i come in cor
ta't wlth thei". is far ahead of an
k . . ,
heaven we-re certa n of, or t w0u
c ... , .
B'eHI a matter Very well worth whil
'r ien.e to concern itself w tl
overflows (mto an who come In con-
sill says, pis -kooI'b Prayer";
" 'This nut i,y KUilt the onward sweep
Of Truth and HBht, O Lord, we
"Tin by oUr folli,.s that so long
We hold the earth from haven
Won't lt pe Wonderful if we find
'hat an mis worij.gon-ow most of us I
RMve so n,ll(:li al,ut consists entirely
of the hab,t of Bhutting our eVe8
tight, turning our backs to the ligut,
Hnd then cryiS because we're afraid
of the dark!
The Maii-Trlbune prints a compar
ative annual statement of the school
boards or Asl'nd and Medford on
it8 editorial page, showing that Ash
land is way "head of that town in
tiiaiiagernent nd results. Bonds
ere Issued py both districts to cover
the cost of new nui'dings. There is
little different between the service
In the tw0 districts, about the Bame
number f,f monis, t teachers and
equipment. Yet Ashland has no
floating debt and over $13,000 In
Cash on haOd- At the same time
Medford ha l)ut $858 In cash and
has a floating debt of over $47,000.
The Trlbune calls for an official ex
planation. That's easy. It is just
the difrerence between the Ashland
conservative, rehuit-Ketting kind of
management and the Bedford hot air
Celebrate the Fourth in Ashland.
PHYSICAL VALUE OF RAlLROAIS
Four years ago the Interstate Com
merce Commission appealed to con
gress for a physical value of railroad
properties. The commission found it
, Jmp0slbIe to arrlve at a just bagU
rate fixin? without knowinr th
i , J "lTT"
. . , ,
terstate commission can be rightlv
the va)ue f
be determined bv 1 amount of
u wuua uul aajuot it. I lit?
people believed that a large part of
that WHO fif'tOfnuo on4 tn nr. . 0
,r.e , ,
l CCICU UUIlIIIJlSbJUU.
L T vm T J c0"L',ess, faiIe,d
j uation, as requestei by its comniis
jsion, is not in evidence. There are
j these who believe that railroad in
i fluence working through congress de
j feated it, and that the railroad oppo-
sition came from the fear that a dis-
vivouic ui me ii ue )usicai aiue as
related, to the book value would re-
u , . . , . .
j 1 w u "
mine what was a reasonable rate
based upon such value.
This consideration has had large
! , ,. ...
auRinruwus uie present
j ment is now too strong to remain
1 u .1 . . . : . v ; . . . . i . ...
, T "
br"kf n ,ur' thr0Ush l.he bottom of the
,', , u.e sp.Kea
nan ui parusausmp is too weaK to
! drive it back.
The demand comes from no less
authority than the Interstate Co
"lerce Comnlissin the United
Stat,es' phBlcal valuation of rail-
j, - ueu uemana ox
ia ruutiie repu uncans ana
uran- uson democrats.
But what if a true valuat'"n of
iraiIroads should dis''le that the
"""ueu mae.ueaness of tne property
was equal to or amounted to more
than the true value? What then
would become of the valueless paper
stock through which the properties
road stock manipulators?
M,,'S t'ONSTITl'TIOXAL COX-
Strange is the irony of fate, and a
rare example is found in the calling
together and the work of this con
vention. There was no special de
mand on the part of the nennlp of
tion. The pioneer in agitating the
subject was the Ohio Board of Trade,
and its chief object was to secure the
right of classification of property for
taxation. It not only failed to get
what it wanted, but it lost what It
had won in the amendment of 1903
when the convention replaced bonds
on the tax duplicate.
ext to the commercial interests
came the liquor interests. Seeing
that a ciinvpntiiu, i.. i. ,hj
they entered the arena -m, ,ll
j.-ci ui securing a license svstem in
Ohio. They succeeded in making this
the most mooted Issue in the cam
paign. Nearly every candidate had
to declare himself "wet" or "drv "
1... . ..r . ,
- llic V"
i uw.u me it-sun: ine lluuor neo-
1 meir coveted license, but
ith 8Ud' restrictions as to give them
"?f ""'"" than they now have'
Lastly came the initiative and ref
erendum advocates, mere opportun
ists. Few in number, they had long
practiced their doctrine with little
hope of winning their point, per
haps, within a score of years. When
it was decided to call this conven
tion they saw their unexpected op
portunity and began a vigorous cam
paign. Rapidly they won converts
and succeeded in making their hobby
the issue of the campaign, next to the
liquor question. In the end they won
more than the commercial or iiquor
nterests, but fell far short of their
The great work or the convention
was along lines not contemplated, in
the campaign nor discussed among
the poeple. such as the changes In the
Judiciary and In the government of
cities. The general belief is that a
large majority of the proposals will
be adopted by the people, and if so
they win practically amount to a new
constitution a far better one than
that under which the state is now
governed. From "Making a New
Constitution for Ohio," by Henry W.
Elson, in the American Review of
Reviews for July.
Lewlston, Idaho, is considering the
proposal to build a $50,000 bridge
across the Clearwater river
I The Home Circle 1
rhoughts from the Editorial Pen H
While the Tidings has always been
a warm friend to the schools of Ash
land, it Intends to take a deeper in
terest in them during the ensuing
year. We believe it is the duty of
every citizen to take a live interest
in our schools. During the years
that are past, scores of diplomas have
been handed out as class after class
of our young people have stepped out
of school's life into life's school.
Would that we cculd in this issue
of the Tidings place before its read-
ere the familiar face of each and !
every one. but such is among the
impossibilities, for Grim Death, on
his white horse, has thinned the
ranks, and as "Death loves a shining
mark." many of the most promising
fell before reaching the noon-day of
life, but we can assist in keeping
green their memories. Our school
home! What words fall upon the
ear with so much music in their ca
dence as those which recall the
scenes of school days now numbered
among the memories of the past. In
tervening years have not dimmed the
vivid colorings with which memory
has adorned those jcyous days.
While we all graduate in much the
same manner, now different has the
wheel of fortune turned. Some with
plaintive tongues have had to walk) King George III to the ropes when
in lowly vales of life s weary way. j,hal SOVTreign expressed a polite de
f -".i,in KlI?r hyniD8 haVe !unslre to insert a ring in the nose of
?l J 1 J7'. 25 thev have ne freebcrn American citizen. Ow
trodden the mountain top; but no !iEg to the presence of a defective flue
matter how near the summit or base j in his br0nchial tubing. Pitt never
of the mountain of fame you will ! , rif ,cK'
, v , , , .
schools, you meet with one who
a credit to society. ' As the twig is
bent, so is the tree inclined." anJ
habits were formed under the mould- I
ing power of a moral atmosphere '
which fm tn n0rm,tn
of Ashland, which star bv onei.K and at,atj1t' hjs name to all of
through life. Our school life is in-
deprt thp FilMon lint thnt V.iri
to age. and he is still but a child.
however time may have furrowed his
r-hpplr fir citvcrcii Viic 1 . - n-v r. . ,
yet recall, with a softening heart i
the hannv school davs r.assp.i in thia;
Fourth of July.
Let every reader of this column
plan for a jolly time on the Fourth.
We live too fast in America. We
have not enough holidays not
enough resting places not enough
intermission in our work-day world.
It were better oftener to have laid
aside its tools traffc and trade
stopped, now and then, and to con
sider its aim and end.
There must be an oasis in every
desert. The black Sierras has its
sunlit valleys. There are smiling
nooks even among the Cordilleras.
Halting places they are, great rocks
and their shadows, even in the drear
iest land. He who builds up a shel
ter for the storm-beaten and foot
weary pilgrim over the road traced
by the "great caravan" is a bene
factor to his race and his memories
should be cherished while holidays
Holiday time! Who would care to
know why and whence came the cus
tom? Enough to know that care per
force must smooth his wrinkled
front, and fun and frolic for the time
rule the hour. It were folly not to
enjoy the glimpses of sunshine that
come through the cloud rifts, short
lived and evanescent though they be.
They prove that there is brightness
beyond that no clouds are so dense
but stray beams may penetrate them.
Rosy faces, wreathed and joyous,
welcome the festive season. With
its admonitions, its reminders, its
regrets and its hopes, comes the
happy holiday. It is well that the
ancient builders set up mile posts
on the highway of time, else it were
a dull and tiresome road.
Don'ts for Wives.
The leader cf Rockefeller's church
at Cleveland, Ohio, recently took the
above heading for his text, and he
asked his hearers to put the follow
ing ten don't up in their wives' mir
rors: 1. Don't marry a man for a liv
ing, but for love. Manhood without
money is better than money without
2. Don't overdress nor under
dress; common sense is sometimes
better than style.
3. A wife with a hobble skirt and
a husband with patched trousers
make a poor pair. A woman can
throw more out or a window with a
spoon than a man can put into the
cellar with a shovel.
How Xot to Run n House.
4. Don't think that the way to
run a house is to run awuy fr'om it.
It is wrong to go around lecturing
other women on how to bring up
children, while you are neglecting
5. Don't tell your troubles to your
neighbors. They have enough of
their own. Fight it out with your
self if it takes all summer.
6. Don't nag. The saloonkeeper
is always glad to welcome your hus
band with a smile.
7. Don't try to get more out of a
looking-glass than you put Into it.
nature's sunshine is better for a
woman's beauty than man's powders
Whist Parties as Perils.
8. Don't . make gamblers and
drunkards of your children by run
ning whist parties for prizes and
serving punch with a stick in it.
9. Don't forget to tell the truth,
especially to the conductor about the
age of your child; honesty is worth
more to you and them than a nickel.
A boy who la 8 years old at home
and 6 on the cars will soon learn
other things that are not so.
10. Don't forget that home Is a
woman's kingdom, where she reigns
as queen. To a mother of a Lincoln,
a Garfield, or a McKlnley, is to be
the mother of a prince.
The Tidings is for sale at W. M.
Poley's Drug Store, 17 East Main St.
Reduced Prices on Ice
FOR SEASON OF 1912
Save money by purchasing
t 500, 1,000, 2,000 up to 5,000 pounds. $
This Is the cheapest way to buy your Ice.
Delivery every day except Sundays. !jj
f ASHLAND ICE AND STORAGE CO. f
4"H 1 1 ! 1 I m 4i l I I M
The city of Pittsburgh was named
in henor of the eminent English
statesman. William Pitt, who, it win
be remembered, stood up and fought
luwti u Lionauu, uui ins inenus re-
is!. Di.,., u " 'A
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of smokeless powder. Pittsburgh
was discovered by La Salle, who
;-'J rirm.ii i.iig oil me U3V1S
i dam and attached hi
I " -?' "?A7
I burgh was discovered it enjoyed an
'airtight monopoly on Hie natural gas
j supply of the nation, but it has lost
n'uchu of lts PreBtise on account of
the sharp competition of the Congres-
sional Record and the Chautauaua
circuit. Pittsburgh mines a great
deal cf hard coal at $1 per ton, but as
most of this coal is shipped as perish
able matter at letter postage rates, it
sets the consumer back twenty times
that modest sum before lt hits the
cellar floor. The Pittsburgh oil
fields were invented by Andrew Car
negie, who afterward patented the
steel trust, some of whose patents are
about to expire with a loud noise.
Andrew built up a good business,
shed honor and free public libraries
upon the body politic and finally re
tired, taking with him the encomiums
of a grateful people and most of the
ready cash of the country. He now
has quite a little money loaned out
on real estate and pipe organs and
has not been obliged to do any work
for a number of years. Pittsburgh
Is surrounded by two novel rivers
and the protective tariff, and is thus
enabled to cure most of her own ice
and cut quite a little in Washington.
WKST CHAXCiKS RKSIDKXCE.
Humble Home Has Heen Subject of
The palatial (?) mansion in which
Governor West resided for a number
of years is no longer the chief execu
tive's home. He has given up the
house which has become famous for
its modesty and commonplace ap
pearance notwithstanding it having
been the home of the chief's execu
tive. Governor West now lives in a pret
ty new cottage recently erected on
the northeast corner of the intersec
tion of High and Center streets. Al
though a beautiful place, he new
home is little more imposing a struc
ture than was the little cottage the
governor recently vacated.
Magazines and newspapers ran
cuts of the governor's former "man
sion," and drew picture and editorial
contrasts between the elegant homes
of 'other state governors and tne Ore
gon governor's small place.
A Portland judge says that here
after any person convicted of cruelty
to animals will have to serve a jail
I DO YOU
Provost Bros.' Window
For a display ol all tools necessary.
When Painting Use Shcrwin Williams Paint
Thursday. July 4. 1912.
coupon books. Issued for
Roast Chicken Dinner 25c
Good Cooking Try Our Meals
80 XOIITH MA IX.
Phone 129 27 Main St.
C II. GILLETTE
Real Estate, Leans, Rentals,
SEE ME IJEFORE IJI YIXg
SEWING MACHINES AND SEWING
286 E. Main St. Phone 113
Car Load oi Salt
Juet received a car of hay
salt. Price $13 per ton.
Ashland Feed Store
Storage andHTransfer Co.
C. F. BATES, Proprietor.
Two warehouses near Depot
Goods of all kinds stored at rtasona
ble rates. .
A General Transfer Business.
M'ood and Rock Springs Coal
Office with Wells-Fargo Express,
Attention, Wood Consumers
Sound dry red fir and yel
low pine, 10-inch block body
wood, delivered in your wood
shed in orders for not less
than 10 tiers to a place, at
$2.25 per tier.
E. J. MAHAN
Leave orders at office, 290
Ea?t Main st., or phone 1G8.