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ASHLAND, OREGON, MONDAY, JULY 8, 1912
15,000 PEOPLE !
FOURTH OP JULY DAY OF GREAT
AUTO RACES PROYE EXCITING
Hall Game and Wild West Stunts
Draw Large Crowds Parade Was
Magnificent City Park Crowded
Fully 15,000 people enjoyed the
big celebration that was pulled off
in Ashland last Thursday. Crowds
began arriving the night, before the
Fourth, coming from the south a day
ahead because of the lack of train
service in the morning. The evening
trains July 3 were packed to their
utmost capacity, even to standing
room in the aisles, - people coining
from as far south as Yreka and Mon
tague and crowding in at; every point
along the line.
From all points down the valley as
far as Grants Pass came hordes of
pleasure seekers, cramming the regu
lar and special trains to their utmost
capacity of standing room, many
Medfordites being. compelled to wait
until the last morning train, which
arrived here at 11:15. Long before
the trains arrived came reports that
ticket agents were meeting with dif
ficulty in shelling out the tickets fast
enough to suit the eager throng that
pressed about the several ticket win
dows. From Medford came the ru
mor that a thousand tickets had been
sold and two agents were having
trouble to keep the supply going. A
like situation was apparent in other ,
towns and the time it took the trains
to unload at the depot here proved
the truth of the glad tidings. Trains
were delayed as a result of the crush,
and although the parade was held for
the first arrivals, fully half of the
visitors from the north, failed to see
And such a parade! There were
commercial and comic floats, floats
grotesque and floats beautiful, so
ciety floats, school floats, lodge
floats, and miscellaneous floats. In
iaci, in poini or numners, variiryrana-J
magnificence of floats the "paradentia 3-
never been approached in this Eection
of the state. The Ashland cornet
band was in the forefront, discours
ing music that was a credit to the
(Continued on Page Four.)
Lloyd Chapman Dies Without
Smith o! Medford Badly
The entire community is plunged
into grief because of the untimely
death of Lloyd Chapman of this city
and the serious injury to Tyler Smith
of Medford last Thursday when the
latter on his motorcycle crashed into
the former as he was attempting to
cross the street in front of the mo
torcycle. The accident happened be
fore the races were pulled off and is
one of those unfortunate occurrences
that sometimes happen under like
circumstance and for which no" one
is to blame.
J. W. Keyes of Medford was trying
out the course in his Chalmers 30
and Smith was riding alongside. As
they approached the Loomis confec
tionery on the Boulevard, riding to
ward town, Chapman mounted, his
bicycle at the curb and started across
the road. He escaped the auto and
Smith endeavored to dodge around
him. The attempt was unsuccessful,
nowever, and the motorcycle, going
at a speed of 50 miles an hour, struck
the bicycle with full force, hurling
its rider for twenty feet against the
curb, Smith himself being thrown
from his machine upon the bicycle.
Both victims of the accident were
hurried to the hospital, where every
attention was given them. Chapman
lingered until 3 o'clock Friday morn
ing and passed away without regain
ing consciousness. Smith regained
consciousness an hour or so after be
ing picked up and although suffering
severe Injuries will recover.
- P. O. Raudebaugh, who was stand
ing on the curb, was struck by the
machines and knocked unconscious.
He was taken into the house at once
and was soon revived. An examina
tion revealed no t-erious injuries,
however, other than a badly swollen
limb and bruised head. -Mr. Raude
baught is an elderly man and it was
feared the shock might prove dan
gerous. This fear is no longer en
tertained. Victor Payne also re
ceived a blow upon the shin as well
as a good shaking up.
An examination of Chapman's con
dition revealed a compound fracture
of the right leg, a fracture at the
base of the skull and three fractures
of the jaw. He struck on his chin
with terrific force. Smith struck
the handles of the bicycle in a glanc
ing manner, falling to the pavement
and sliding several feet. His left
eyelid was badly cut and ' it was
thought for a time he would lose the
sight of the eye. He alsd" sustained
a bad cut in the scalp, extending
from over the left eye to' the crown
of the head. '
Llovd Chapman was the 16-year-i
old son of Mr. and Mrs. William
Chapman, residing on Lincoln street.
EA.HLY DAYS RECALLED.
Pioneer Float Made Up of the Genu
A most appropriate feature of the
parade of 'last Thursday was the
pioneer float bearing the slogan,
"Oregon or bust." 'The float is wor
thy of special mention because of
what it represents. In the first place
the wagon used is one that actually
crossed the plains and landed In this
valley in 1852 and is now owned by
Mr. Coffee of this city. The person
nel of the party taking part in the
parade included well-known pioneers
of that year, including Mrs. Mary
Dunn, Mrs. A. H. Russell, Mr: Mc-.
Nair,- Mrs. J. K. Van Sant and Mrs.
J. R. Casey. The old-fashioned muzzle-loader
was in evidence, as were
also every possible adjunct to the
equipment of such an expedition.
The stovepipe, tool and cattle were
all there, while at the side of the
wagon, with, the importance that
naturally attached to their position,
marched the younger members of the
family. Appropriately, the pioneers
followed the Indian float, symbolical
of the march of progress and civiliza
tion in trie wake or tne red man.
Many other residents of the commun-
lty were siirrea Dy me scene re-enacted
and grew reminiscent, bo real
istic was the feature.
County Court Allows Office Expenses
The county court in their regular
meeting yesterday voted to -appropriate
$100 to the general expense of
the 'county pathologist's office.
The matter was brought to the at
tention of the county court by a dele
gation of fruitgrowers who attended
the meeting. A. Conro Fiero spoke
before 'the court and called attention
to the fact that Wenatchee paid
their man $10,000 per year and that
his entire time was not devoted to
1 the work. E. S. Parsons of Hillcrest
also addressed the court.
Last year the incidental expense
of the office, according to the report
of P. J. O'Gara, was $2,700. This
amount included office rent, the pub
lishing' of the different booklets,
photos, cuts, etc. With the county
court bearing $1,200 of the expense,
approximately half of the year's ex
penses will be taken from Professor
i Ioney to loan on Improved ranch-eVf-first
iortgages; mixed farms pre
ferred. W. D. Hodgson, Ashland.
Portland will shortly call for bids
for ten new pieces of automobile fire
FATAL TO ASHLAND BOY
Regaining Consciousness Tyler
Bruised But Will Recover
The family came here from Gleri
wood Springs, Colo., three years ago.
At the time of the accident his fath
er and sister Eunice were in Etna
Mills. Lloyd had been working at
the Morris ranch on Neil creek.
Smith is circulation manager of the
SURPLUS IS $:2,0(H),(MM).
Government Fiscal Year Closed Re
ccipts Less Than Last Year.
Washington, D. C. The federal
government closed the fiscal year
Sunday with a surplus of $3,000,000,
according to estimates based on in
complete returns from the various
sources of revenue the country over.
This amount far exceeded the expectations-
of Secretary MacVeagh, who
months ago estimated that the sur
plus would be $10,250,000.
The surplus at the close of the fis
cal year 1911 was $45,682,000.
The failure of congress to pass gen
eral deficiency and other appropria
tion bills which would have called for
large disbursements during the clos
ing days of the fiscal year helped the
government to pile up its surplus.
Another big element in the figures
was the corporation tax, which, it is
calculated, brought in $27,000,000
agnlnst $33,000,000 last year.
Custom receipts yielded about
$310,000,000 this fiscal year, against
$314,000,000 last year, while inter
nal revenue taxes amounted to $292,
000,000 as against $289,000,000.
The taxation on beer indicates that
American people consumed 63,000,
000 barrels during the year. The
government realized $149,000,000 on
distilled spirits, $63,000,000 on beer
and $70,000,000 on tobacco.
Bourne Likes Wilson.
Washington. Senator Bourne said
recently he . considered Woodrow
Wilson the strongest nominee the
democratic party could have named
and that it was a nomination he had
predicted in a public interview 17
months ago. He said Taft is the
weakest nominee the republicans
could have put up. He declined to
express an opinion regarding the
need of a third , party or to define
the attitude the National Progres
sive League would, take.. He also
declined to comment upon numerous
requests he had received to become
the progressive or independent candi
date for senator. .
A citizen of Eugene has been rais
ing gooseberries this year that- aver
age 35 to the pound.
BRIDGE INJUNCTION IS SUSTAINED
JUDGE CALKINS HANDS DOWN DECISION ADVERSE TO ERECTION OF
BRIDGE ACROSS BEAR CREEK IN THE CITY OF MEDFORD
Judge Calkins this morning gave
out his decision in the matter of the
injunction against the construction
of a bridge in Medfdrd by the coun
ty. The suit was brought by Messrs.
Bowers and Carlton and the facts as
presented before the court are as
That the county levied a four-mill
tax for road purposes, which 6hould
produce $152,000, half or which goes
to the several road districts and the
other half to the county treasury for
use under the direction of the coun
ty; that it appears from the certlfi-.
cate of the county treasurer that he
as expended in redeeming road war
rants during 1912, exclusive of Jan
uary and February, $41,530.05, and
that the county clerk has issued
warrants to the amount of $16.-
I 116.23 exclusive of January.
.This leaves, of the $76,0
J expended balance of $1
ooo, an un-
taking into consideration the $12,
253.40 redeemed by the sheriff for
road warrants. Continuing, the de
"It also appears that the county
court is about to incur an indebted-
ness of $33,900 for the bridge in
question, but that the city of .Med
ford and the P. & E. railroad have
agreed to assume $16,000 of this
amount, leaving a balance of $18,000
for the county to pay. But it does
not appear that defendant Perham
is willing to look to the city of Med
ford and the railroad company for
the $16,000, and primarily it is the
obligation of the county.
"Then, conceding all the defend
ants claim, there would be approxi
mately $450 margin for the county
court to go on, if none of the road for the construction of the bridge in
fund collected for 1912 was to bejthe event of a reversal by the su
used in redeeming outstanding conn-j preme court. The case will be taken
ty warrants, but conceding that all up Wednesday and a decree granted,
outstanding warrants, whether forju is understood an appeal will be
road purposes or not, are general : tfrken at once.
"Defendants relv on Municipal Se- m.'ii i-iu umi
curity Company's case in Baker coun- j ' 1
ty for the proposition that the agree- !, ... ,, ,.
ment of Medford and the railroad UaU'" ttutm ltyM,,""M "' U,r
company must be counted as assets, Animals.
but this was not conceded bv the su-
preme court in t.ie Baker county Tho two l,ear t,lbs t,lat appeared
case, the court not deciding thelin lh parade here last Thursday
paint, and it would be a long striae j nave bee" to Oklahoma parties
TrefmThe concess on that unco eoted
and delinquent taxes are to be count
ed as assets to the point where the
promise of a municipality or a rail
road company should be considered
as assets. If either the city or the
railroad company should fail to pay
the amount agreed, the county would
be compelled to pay defendant Per
ham, and the total contract price be
comes an obligation of xthe county.
"Defendants contend, however,
that all road warrants redeemed
I should be consideye d as redeemed
I from the general fund, as any in
j debtedness incurred over and above
; the- levy for road purposes for any
year would not be indebtedness
against the road fund for the next
year, but against the general fund.
But our- supreme court in the case
of Hoyt against Northrup takes a dif
ferent view of that matter, for in
that case it ordered the county treas
urer to redeem outstanding road
CAMPERS ARE MAN Y.
Grove Well Filled With Local and
Tlie grove is filled with visitors
daily, many coming from valley
towns in the morning and returning
in the evening. Tents line either side
of the walks, the number including
several from out of the city. We
give below the list of those securing
tent space. In every case the family
Is included among the list of camp
ers. The list does not incnide an
tne campers, as a . number have
pitched their tents farther up tne
The following people are camping
in the Chautauqua grove:
From Ashland Mrs. Kate Howeil,
G. F. BilUngs, Mrs. E. A. Smith, .1.
K. Wick, Rev. J. S. Smith, H. P.
Holmes, Mrs. E. A. Pratt, .1. A.
Schoenthal, W. S. Ball, Mrs. W. W.
Wright, J. W. Bruner, Mrs. R. Good
year, W. A. Patrick, W. H: Evans,
Mrs. McCarty and the girls.
From Central Point Mrs. Tabor,
Professor A. J. Hanby and W. E.
From Medford C. W. Conklin,
Mrs. Nellie Hoy, S. L. Bennett Mrs.
J. H. Fuller, Mrs. W. H. Meeker,
Mrs. R. C. MInear, J. F. Workman,
F. Tnompklns and Mrs. T. A. Howell.
From Grants Pass Mrs. Dr. Fin
ley and C. Duncan.
From Yreka, Cal. Mrs. J. C. Gil
lette and J. B. Russell.
From Talent T. F. Smith.
From Applegate J. H. Robinson.
Several of the parties given above
have two tents and there are rest
rooms maintained by the W. C. T. U.,
the Sunshine Society, the joint mis
sionary societies and the Medford
Equal Suffrage Club.
The plant of the Omaha Automatic
Telephone Company was sold at a re
ceiver's sale for 25 cents on the dol
lar. Many thousand dollars' worth
of stock Is held by residents of tne
; A movement is on foot to estab
lish a library In Corvallls. Several
church and society libraries are
available as a nucleus.
warrants from the road fund levied
for the current year. That case
arose under the laws of 1892, and
the wording of that act Is much more
susceptible of the construction the
defendants contend for here than
section 6321, L. O. L.
"Before any money can be drawn
from the county treasury, the clerk
must Issue bis order therefor, and
sections 2959 and 2961 provide how
( these orders shall be paid. And if
tne c ounty has Incurred indebtedness
for roads and bridges which indebt
edness Is now outstanding, any
money coming into the hands of the
treat, ii rer from the 1912 road levy
would have to be used for the pur
pose of redeeming those outstanding
warrants, and any indebtedness in
curred by the county for the bridge
in question would have to lie evi
denced by orders issued by the clerk
and would have to be paid according
to the priority of the time of pre
sentment and would be additional
indebtedness, which the constitution
al amendment is intended to pro
hibit. "1 will therefore deny the motion
J to vacate the restraining order."
Tlie effect of this decision is to
give outstanding road warrants pre
cedence over others. Had it been
decided the other way, it is easy to
6ee t hat no difficulty would be en
eoui.lered in exceeding any levy for
any purpose, as all moneys expended
In excess of the amount of the levy
would come from the general fund
on general warrants.
Judge Calkins stated this morning
that he would require the county
court to withhold a sufficient fund
i "f smppeu uns morning.
pair were captured several weeks
ago by Clayton Burton in the Dead
Indian and have been kept in cap
tivity since. They created no end
of Interest by appearing in the pa
iTj'o, each one perched at the top of
a pole surrounded by evergreens.
Onei is a cinnamon and the other a
black bear. They have gone to
Homestead, Okla., and will be placed
in a store window for advertising
purposes. They brought $25 each.
Chautauqua Visitors, Attent iiui.
Madame Dilhan's Millinery Store,
201 East Main street, for the latest
novelties in Turkish, felt and duck
hats. Also bais, veils, neckwear,
hair goods, belts, hosiery, and a fine
new stock of art embroidery designs
and supplies. A splendid collection
of postal cards. Open evenings.
CI if Payne makes book stands.
HAWK INVENTS ANOTHER.
Central Point Blacksmith X'mv
Xot content with the wealm and
fame brought to him by the "Baby
Kuth jumper, Prank A. Hawk, a Cen
tral Point inventor, has again scored
with a metallic clothespin which he
h;i3 just bonded to P. R. and Harriet
L. Treau of Medford for'a considera
tion of $25,000 and a royalty of 5,
per cent on all of the articles manu
factured. The sale when consumma
ted involves not only the rights In
tlie United States but also in Canada.
Mr. Hawk Is an inventive genius,
lie has patented a number of devices
pertaining to blacksmithing and
horseshoeing, but tiie Baby Ruth
jumper was his first big success. He
Hold that patent some time ago to
John D. Olwell and associates of
Medford for $25,000 and a royalty,
and his clothespin is his second suc
cess. Belmont School for Boys.
The assistant head master, Gilbert
N. Brink, will be in Ashland and
vicinity for a few days only, about
July 6, and will be glad to have par
ents who are anxious about the edu
cation of their boys confer with him
and learn whether Belmont School
offers a reasonable solution of their
anxiety. A frank talk with parents
is helpful in securing the best results
for the boys entrusted to the school.
Appointments for conference with
Mr. Brink may be made with Mrs.
Anabel Scott of Phoenix.
Money In Cherries.
Cherries are about as good a pay
ing fruit crop as we have in Ashland.
It is not uncommon to take from
to $50 from a single tree. I have
for sale a tract of 1 acres, five
blocks from postoffice, new, plas
tered house, cement basement, 2
good modern chicken houses, and
about 40 first-class cherry trees just
beginning to bear tnis year. I can
sell this property for $1.7o0, with
$350 cash down. Worth $2,200. W.
I). Hodgson. 12-2t
Ashland made good Thursday.
SINGLE TELEPHONE SYSTEM.
ItoiHirted Home Company Buys Out
Pacific in Valley Towns.
Medford is to have a single tele
phone system. For two weeks past
a deal has been pending far the pur
chase of the telephone plants and
local business of the Pacific Tele
graph & Telephone Company at Med
ford, Gold Hill, Rogue River and
Jacksonville by the Home Telephone
Company of Southern Oregon. At a
meeting of the board of directors ol
the Home Telephone Company held
Wednesday afternoon a deed exe
cuted by the Pacific Telegraph &
Telephone Company and conveying
to the Home company all of the
rights and exchange property of the
Pacific company in the towns men
tioned was reported and notice of its
arrival duly recorded. The consid
eration for the transfer is not made
public at this time, but the funds
necessary to effect the transfer were
supplied by San Francisco and local
capitalists. The physical valuation
of the property involved is placed at
a million dollars.
MUST Itl'ILD EISHWAVS.
Master Fish Warden Send.. Notice to
City Officials. ,
Notice has been served upon the
city of Ashland through Mayor Neil
to the effect that the state law, in
regaru 10 nsnways over clams is not
being kept by this city in Ashland
creek. Service was made last Frldav
by Master Fish Warden R. E. Can
ton and the matter was taken up at
Ashland creek has three dams be
tween the c ity and the upper intake,
over none of which is a ladder tor
fish to ascend the stream. The dams
are not hjgh, but at certain seasons
of the year there Is very little water
flowing over them and 'the stream
is entirely blocked at those points.
The notice given the mayor is spe
cific in its instructions as to the
manner of construction of the lad
ders and the same will be built at
once in accordance with the specifi
cations. Auto Given Away.
The Depot Drug Store will give
away a new Overland machine to the
person securing the highest number
of purchase coupons before June 1,
In addition to this fine machine a
choice 42-piece dinner set will be
given evry three weeks to the high
Place your order for winter wood
now. $2.00 per tier, three tier or
more. Phone 420-J.
ASHLAND PROFITED BY GREAT CELEBRATION
Pronounced Success From Every Standpoint Committee Receiving
Universal Commendation for Excellent Results
That the Fourth of July celebra
tion was a decided success from
every standpoint is the universal
opinion in this community. The fes
tivities began early, the sunrise sa
lute rousing all inhabitants who
were not already awake, at 4 o'clock.
Bells rang out, whistles blew, the
earth shook and every one within 4 0
miles knew that the Fourth had
come. Everybody entered heartily
Into the program of the day, which
went off without a hitch. The police
state that there was no disturbance
of any nature in the way of drunken
ness or rowdyism, the day being no
different from other clays in that re
spect. In fact, the only Incident to
mar the pleasure of the day was the
unfortunate incident before the races
that resulted in the death of Lloyd
Chapman of this city and the serious
injury to Tyler Smith or Medford.
Chautauqua profited handsomely
by the celebration, the afternoon per
formance being especially well pat
ronized. The park was filled the
greater part of the day with a crowd
of eager pleasure-seekers after rest,
many availing themselves of its de
lightful shade during the afternoon,
despite the excitement afforded else
where. Several hundreds of the vis
itors had never seen Ashland before
and the expressions of surprise and
delight at the beauty and plctur
esqueness of our natural surround
ings were gratifying to the commit
tee and to the public at large. If
no other thing was done by the cele
bration, the Interest aroused In this
city as a place for a summer picnic
or a month's vacation Is enough.
Ashland will see many of the visitors
again and some, no doubt, will come
here to remain permanently.
The celebration has had the effect
of raising Ashland several degrees
in the estimation of her neighbors
and for this the committee is entitled
to the greatest credit. Messrs. Hos
ier, Brlggs, Wolf. Pracht and Nluin
ger put into the matter their best
thought and business judgment. The
affair was advertised, judiciously
and well. Every dollar was expend
ed In a manner that brought out the
most good. The immense crowd was
well pleased with Its treatment and
everyone went home happy, If tired.
To this executive committee Is due
the thanks of the community, and to
the sub-committees who carried out
the several phases of the celebration
Is due the-ir proportionate share of
praise. The parade was the greatest
thing of the kind ever pulled off In
southern Oregon, the management of
the dance made that feature a pro
nounced success, the races and other
contests were well handled, and all
CHAUTAUQUA SATURATED WITH
CONCERTS ATTRACT HUNDREDS
Fred Emerson Krooksk Please
Large Crowd Saturday Night
Charles Edward" Russell Holds
The Tidings is indebted to Prof.
Henry G. Gilmore for the following
appreciation of the opening musical
numbers of the Chautauqua season.
Prof. Gilmore is a musician of wide
reputation and is well acquainted
with the companies considered:
"The powers that do," in connec
tion with our local Chautauqua As
sembly, deserve infinite credit for
their nffnrta In cui'iifnn ..... .1..
. lemtion or their patrons, two sucli
musical organizations as the Chicago
Operatic Company and tne Schumann
, Quintet, who occupied the boards at
1 the auditorium the former July 2
; and 3 and the latter July 4 and 5
in a fashion that, while doln local
missionary work, contributed im
mensely to the pleasurable anticipa
tions of large audiences bent upon
appreciating to the full the oppor
tunity of listening to the very best
theie is in music. The Chicago Op
eratic. Company consists of a soprano
(Leonora Allen), contralto ( Freder
Icka Downing), tenor (J. B. Miller)
and basso (Arthur Middleton), and
an accompanist in the person of Ed
gar Nelson, who possesses a good
piano technique, a prodigious mem
ory, the gift of adaptation and im
personation, but, with It all, the
weakness of stepping loudly In where
angels, perhaps, would fear to tread
with their instruments.
The Chicago company was hardly
happy In the make-up of some of tho
numbers of Its program, particularly
In wedding the magnificent sextet
from Lucia di L.iminerinoor" to tha
sacred words or "Praise Ye tho
Lord" repeated again and again.
Such unholy alliances ought not to
be tolerated in this age of consum
mate wisdom and sturdy discrimina
tion. .he abstruse harmonies in num
bers of a Wagnerian type soared
above the heads of many listeners
(Continued on Page Four.)
other features of the day received
their proper attention. Ashland
takes off its hat to these gentlemen
and ladies for the success of the af
fair. The Central Point, band is deserv
ing of comment for the unstinted
service rendered for the entertain
ment of the crowds. They put up a
high class of music and cheerfully
responded to every demand made
upon their time. The local band
boys were on tap all day. going from
place to place with a large selection
of pieces that gave variety to their
programs. The evening concerts In
the park by the two bands attracted
large crowds, the local band occupy
ing the grand stand and the visitors
the lower park. Each received Its
share of patronage.
The lighting effects of the Plaza,
and park were such as have never
been seen here before. By arrange
ment the system remains in place; un
til! after the close of Chautauqua,
giving to the park a splendor most
imposing. The falls at the entrance
showed a soft red, due to the con
cealment of a series el' red lights be
neath the waters. The same scheme
was in evidence in the pond. Tho
current for this lighting was fur
nished gratis by the city and the Sis
kiyou company, to both of whom the
community is indebted. Much fa
vorable comment on the lighting was
heard from outsiders.
The decorations were in the na
tional colors, of course, with ever
greens as an Important factor. Many
merchants availed themselves of the
advertising possibilities and present
ed finely decorated windows.
AsImsios Roofs for Bungalows.
The snow-white rooTs have become
very popular In southern California
for bungalow construction.
They are cooler and more artistic
than other roofs.
The Carson Smith Car Co. has
recently furnished the F. E. Conway
Co. and W. G. Turin, the first two
asbestos roofs for residences. In Ash
land, having had the manufacturers
send, an expert roofer from San Fran
cisco to lay them.
The style and attractiveness' of
these roofs give these bungalows the
proper finish. We predict that there
will he more white roofs in Ashland
within the year.
Millinery Clearance Sale.
Madame Dilhan's clearance sale Is
genuine. All trimmed and tailored
hats at half price. Great bargains on
fine Milans and hemp shapes. 201.
East Main street.