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VOL. XXXVII ASHLAND, OREGON, MONDAY, JULY 15, 1912 m mmd
S. P. LECTURER
MRS. L. M. P. REID OK .NEW YORK
DELIGHTED WITH SURROUNDINGS
Finds That Ashland Has First-Class
Hotels in Spite of Advice to the
Contrary Scenic Beauty Slakes
Mrs. L. M. P. Reid of New York
was in Ashland several days last
week gathering data for lectures to
he given throughout the east for the
encouragement of immigration to
Oregon. Mrs. Reid is working in the
interest of the Southern Pacific Com
pany and at present is making a tour
, of the coast country, studying condi
tions and laying up a store of knowl
edge in order that she may intelli
gently and honestly present the facts
to interested parties in the east. Her
work is but a part of the immense
advertising plan of the railroad com
pany, which plan includes the giving
of publicity lectures, illustrated with
photographs of . the localities men
tioned. Photographers of the com
pany has already been Tiere and are
contlnuaally looking for new scenes
for this work.
Mrs. Reid relates an interesting in
cident while coming to Ashland from
the south. As the train neared the
state line, she inquired of a gentle
man regarding the cities of the
Rogue 'river valley, stating that she
would stop in both Medford and Ash
land. She was told to go direct to
Medford as Ashland could not fur
nish a suitable hotel at which to
stop, Medford being the only place
in the valley with a decent hotel.
She accordingly made her plans in
line with his advice and went direct
to Medford. Before reaching this
city she asked the conductor as to
tue Ashland hotels and was informed
that this city has first-class hostel
ries where the most courteous treat
ment would be accorded her. Mrs.
Reid had already made her plans,
however, and could not change.
Mrs. Reid is delighted with Ash
land and has made a number of trips
over the scenic roads of the city. She
has words of praise for the pure air
and water, the beautiful park and
the splendid possibilities afforded
here. In her future lectures Ashland
will have a place and will be pictured
as an ideal spot for a home or a va
cation. Mrs. Reid took several pho
tographs of beauty pilots in the city.
She found, upon arrival in the city,
that hotel accommodations here are
of the best and the treatment accord
ed Is courteous. When met she
was in company with Prof, and Mrs.
H. G. -Gilmore, who were assisting
her in the gathering of data. Mr.
and Mrs. Gilmore are always boost
ing for Ashland.
Keno District Provided With Trails
Keno, Ore. That it will be impos
sible for a fire of any consequence to
occur in the western "part of this
county this season, is the statement
made by Supervising Fire Warden
Harry Pearson, who-is in charge of
the fire protection in this end of the
county for the Klamatn and Lake
County Fire Association.
"It will be practically impossible
for fire to get away from us this
year. A telephone line has been com
pleted from Spencer, over Buck moun
tain to Parker station. This makes
a line from Pokegama to Courtrades
in the Aspen Lake country, 30 miles
in all. All fire breaks and trails
throughout that section are in good
shape, there being some 40 miles of
these, and with the fire fighters scat
tered throughout the most dangerous
sections in close touch with all 'sta
tions by phone, a fire can be easily
extinguished before it gets started
"Six sections of land where slash
ings were left some years ago by the
log cutters in connection with the
Finley & Cook Co. sawmill have been
burned over. This is at Kiamathon,
near Hornbrook and eliminates pos
sible fires there."
TRAINS SLOW DOWN.
New Ordinance in Medford to Guard
The Southern Pacific has taken of
ficial notice of Medford s new ordi
nance regulating the speed of loco
motives and trains , within the city
limits, and all trains have cut down
their speed within the limits of the
city to eight miles an hour. The
change is pronounced, and it 6eems
impossible now for an accident at the
crossings in the city. In addition to
cutting down the speed the bells on
the engines are kept ringing contin
uously while the train is in motion
within the limits of the city:
The Southern Pacific Company will
probably place gongs at the street
crossings In the city in addition to
cutting down the speed of its trains.
Several of the officials have already
recommended this step after the re
quest of the city had ben received.
Mall Tribune. ' ' '
Always something new in sherbets
and ice cream at Lane's. .
PROHIS IN CONVENTION
Tafl and KoWvelt Attacked By
Atlantic City, N. J. A sensation
al attack on President Taft and on
Theodore Roosevelt, and on the re
publican and democratic parties In
general, marked the beginning here
of the eleventh national prohibition
convention. Clinton N. Howard of
Rochester, N. Y., temporary chair
man, made a speech which bristled
with denunciation of the "boss rid
den, liquor controlled old parties."
He declared that nothing in the" way
of real reform was to be gained front
either of them or from a third party
dominated by Roosevelt. "No other
president since the founding of this
government," declared Howard, "has
surrendered more abjectly to the
liquor interests of this nation than
nas William Howard Taft. His rec
ord is too recent and familiar and
too odoriferous to require a review
in this intelligent presence.
"We have already two whiskey
parties and do not need another.
"Posing as the 'thou shalt not
steal' candidate because his partisans
were not preferred over Taft's in the
recent convention at Chicago, he
brazenly boasts that he stole the
Isthmus of Panama from Colombia,
and let congress debate about it af
terward. If the Chicago convention
played the same trick they got the
cue from him. His title to the Pan
ama strip was as ood as the stolen
iTaft credentials in the hands of the
boss-made delegates and no better.
'Stealing is stealing,' Mr. Roosevelt.
When you taught that the end justi
fied the means you gave every thief
a passport to heaven."
INJURED MAN .DIES.
Runaway Accident at Gold Hill
' Proves Fatal to C. M. Dow.
C. M. Dow, the Sardine creek
rancher who was injured in the run
away accident 12 miles from Gold
Hill at noon Thursday, tlied at the
Sacred Heart hospital in Medford at
3 p. m. Friday from a complica
tion of injuries.
Dow was hauling a load of hay
from a field on a sled when the team
became frightened and started to run
away. Dow was thrown from the
hay at the first jump, striking his
head on a stone. His neck was frac
tured, which completely paralyzed
the unfortunate man from his shoul-
jdera down. He was taken to Med
;ford ancr every eiiort made to save
Dow was a bachelor about 42
years old. He had relatives in Port
land, and The Dalles.
MAYOR IN TROUBLE
Gold Hill Executive Wanted By Some
and I'ndesired By Others Peti
tions Arejn Circulation.
Gold Hill is again torn by munic-
j ipal strife in which a great many of
i the citizens are pitted against the
j city council in their action in ap
pointing Dr. R. C. Kelsev of that
cuy as mayor to succeeu L,. U. Ap
plegate, who resigned July 1. The
result Is that petitions are about the
city which would refer the action
of the council to the people and thus
afford a chance to oust Kelsey.
According to the opposition of the
council, the matter is a very tan
gled affair and not at all in accord
with the wishes of a majority of the
citizens of Gold Hill. Dr. Kelsey,
they claim, was made the nominal
head of the Voters' League prior to
! election, from the fact that he organ
ized the league and tbok tne leading
position. The league, they assert,
obtained a promise from Kelsey that
i in no case woud he be a candidate
or accept a position under the coun
cil of the city. When election time
came both the Voters' League and
the regular party agreed on the name
of L. C. Applegate as mayor, who
was elected unanimously.
Applegate apparently did not like
the job and talked resignation after
t'he first council meeting. His resig
nation was tendered to the council
at their last meeting, July 1, and the
council filled tne vacancy by appoint
Following the action, the political
bosses of both cliques held a minia
ture indignation meeting on the
street corners .in groups ot three and
four, and finally decided the wise
cou.se would be to circulate the in
itiative petition of the action of the
council. , .
The names of 10 per cent of the
voters were secured when the peti
tion was sent to the city recorder to
be filed. However, Kelsey, say the
opposition, had conferred with the
city attorney, Robert G. Smith, of
Gold Hill and as a result Smith or
dered the recorder to .refuse the pe
tition. "More indignation meetings and the
committee appointed to obtain names
decided to obtain a majority of vot
trs of the city instead of 10 per cent.
Their next move, they state, is to
issue mandamus proceedings against!
t.ie council and then Invoke the ref
erendum petition. '
Men's League Meeting.
There will be a meeting of the
Men's League of the Congregational
church this evening. Mr. Martin,
district superintendent of the Ameri
can board of Sunday schools, will be
present and will address the meet
ing. Swell line of the new fall fabrics
from the International Tailoring Co.
now on display at the Hub.
SENATE OUSTS LORIMER 2 TO 1 VOTE
BLONDE BOSS NEVER WAS MEMBER OF BODY, ACCORDING TO
ADOPTION OF MINORITY REPORT OF COMMITTEE
Washington. D. C. Senator Wil
liam Lorimer of Illinois was expelled
from the Senate Saturday afternoon
by a vote of 55 to 28. By that over
whelming verdict his colleagues
found him guilty of having been
elected on May 24, 1909, by "corrupt
methods and practices.".
With Lorimer's dramatic assertion
that his expulsion would be "crime
of the senate," his colleagues voted
nearly 2 to 1 to oust him as a bene
ficiary of the fraud.
Lorinier did not vote on his own
case, but his aged colleague. Senator
Cullom of Illinois, turned against
him after having formerly voted to
keep him in the senate.
With a smile on his face Lorimer
arose from his seat and with a
swinging gait walked toward the re
publican cloak room. As he reached
the door. Senator Snioot grasped his
hand and some friends from the
house joined him. Senators Dilling
ham, Jones and others who voted for
Lorimer joined him in the cloak
room and bade him good bye.
Three senators were absent. Sev
eral were "paired" and could not
vote. Senator Culbertson of Texas
originally voted to oust Lorinier and
then, being paired with Dupont of
Delaware, who was absent, withdrew
At 1:40 p. m. the minority resolu
tion was called up, holding it to be
the sense of the senate that William
Lorimer's election was corrupt.
"Resolved, That corrupt methods
and practices were employed in the
election of William Lorimer to the
senate, and his election was, there
Lorimer's ejection followwed a
three days' speech by the senator,
dramatic and replete with invective
for his opponents. Beginning Thurs
day, Lorinier had spoken in all 11
hours when he relinquished the floor
at 1:30 Saturday afternoon. Lori
mer's fight for his official life began
almost immediately after his election.
Charges and counter-charges of
bribery and corruption, crimination
and recrimination, indictments, trials
and "confessions" galore have filled
the history of the case. Saturday's
vote in the senate ended one of the
most sensational legislative imbrog
lios that the country nas ever known.
It began on April 30, 1910, about
a year after the election of Lorimer
to the senate, with he publication in
the Chicago Tribune of a story by
Charles A. White, a member of the
Illinois legislature, exposing corrup
tion in that body and charging that
White had been bribed to vote for
Lorimer for senator. Lorimer was
elected by a combination" of demo
crats and republicans in the legisla
ture. Shortly after the publication
of the White story, the new senator
arose in the senate chamber and de
manded an investigation of his elec
tion. A senate investigation was or
dered and jl committee, headed by
Senator Burrows (republican, Michi
gan), took up the task.
For nearly four months, Septem
ber to December,' 1910, the commit
tee took testimony at Chicago and
Washnigton and finally submitted a
report exonerating Lorimer. A mi
nority report, however, presented by
TRAGEDY AT GOLD HILL.
Train Runs Over Young Man From
Another fatality in the Gold Hill
vicinity occurred last Friday night
when a young man 23 years of age,
by the name of Le Roy Carden, of
Salem. Ore., was killed by tr.ain No.
14. The cause may probably never
According to the train crew, he
rounded a cure about a mile and a
half this side of Gold Hill. The
young man was walking down the
track at that time about 150 feet in
front of the oncoming locomotive.
He turned when he heard the train,
but continued on his way. The engineer-
claims that he applied the
emergency, but as the train was go
ing at 30 miles an hour the accident
could not be averted.
Death was practically instantane
ous. The skull was crushed and the
lower limbs broken in several places.
He died before the train reached
A fishing license issued at Salem
and a few letters addressed to him
at that city gave the clew to his Iden
tity. According to the fishing license
he was 23 years of age, five feet
seven inches tall and weighed
Free Swimming Lessons.
An art that all women and girls
should acquire is that of swimming.
There is no better exercise, and
the confidence secured by the ability
to swim, in case of accident, may
prove of untold value.
Very few Inland cities have as con
venient facilities for learning as Ash
land. The Natatoriutu have secured the
services of Mrs. Burnette as Instruct
or, and she will give lessons free to
the ladles and girls. The swimming
pool is entirely safe and is an ideal
place for beginners to begin.
For two weeks, in millinery, all
lines, big bargains. Mrs. H. Simons.
Senaior Beverldge of Indiana sus
tained the charges against Lorimer.
After a lengthy debate, in the
course of which Lorimer delivered
a sensationally brilliant speech, de
fending himself, the majority report
was adopted by the senate on March
1, 1911. by a vote of 46 to 40, five
Meantime the case had startled Il
linois, and the state was ablaze with
developments. Indictment after in
dictment was found against the mem
bers of the legislature which elected
Lorimer. White had "confessed"
that he was given $1,000 by Repre
sentative Lee O'Neil Browne, demo
cratic leader of the legislature, and
$900 by Representative Robert O.
Wilson, to vote for Loriner. Browne
was Indicted for bribery. At his first
trial the jury disagreed and at the
second trial he was acquitted.
Chaises of jury bribery in connec
tion with his acquittal were made,
but a jury which tried the jury brib
ery case disagreed. Representative
Wilson and Michael Link were in
dicted for perjury.
The Illinois legislature took up the
scandal, and the "Helm" investigat
ing committee was appointed arter
the United States senate had exoner
ated Lorinier. While this committee
was in session, Clarence S. Funk,
general manager of the International
Harvester Company, testified that he
had been asked by Edward Hines, the
wealthy lumberman who had been
closely interested In the Lorinier
case in the senate, to give $10,000 of
a $100,000 fund to help "put Lori
mer" over at Springfield.
This created another sensation and
resulted in the reopening of the caste
in the senate. A special committee
of tight began a re-investigation or
the c ane. Once more the sordid stor
ies of alleged bribery and corruption
were dragged out and once more the
numerous "confessions" made their
appearance.. Nearly ICO witnesses
Meantime Lorimer took his seat
daily in the senate chamber and con
ducted his own defense against the
charges that his place had been
The second committee, headed by
Senator Dillingham of Vermont,
brought in a majority report again
exonerating Lorinier, and a minority
report condemning him. Again the
debate began, and for months the
matter was under discussion. Final
ly ah agreement was reached thatfa
vote be taken on the "legislative
day" of July 6 last Saturday. But
the debate again grew bitter, and bv
recessing Instead of adjourning, the
senate kept itself on the "legislative
day of July 6" until Saturday, when
the final vote was reached.
There was a well-defined belief in
the senate Saturday when it reas
sembled to continue the Lorinier case
that the pro-Lorlmer forces were
working to delay further the final
vote in the hope of changing several
wavering votes to the support of Lor
inier. The anti-Lorimer forces practically
had conceded that his speech of Fri
day had put back on Lorimer's side
two senators counted upon as antag
onistic to him on the second vote.
One of these was Ben Tillman.
MARBLES SUCCEED CAMPS.
New Art Firm Enters Field in Ash
land. Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Marbles of
York, Neb., last Tuesday took pos
session of the Camps studio and will
enter the field of photography in
Ashland. In addition to the regular
work of photography Mr. and Mrs.
Marble will add other features, in
cluding enlarging, water coloring,
tinting, work in oils, and all other
departments of a first-class studio.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Marble are artists
of wide reputation. Mrs. Marble's
specialty is water color work. She
has painted for a Denver firm for
the past nine years and is still a
contributor to their stock. They
were attracted here by the scenic
beauty, the undeveloped resources
and the wide possibilities of this city
and are well pleased with their selec
tion or a home. It is their intention
to build up a large business here,
the influence of which will be far
reaching. They are confident the
field is wide for their class of work
PRIZE TO SUBSCRIBKBS
the Best Meal Senjed From
Nature has produced here lood for
the table In such variety that It is a
matter of surprise to newcomers, but
among our own people it has become
so familiar as to escape notice.
With a view to bring out the
possibilities in this line, the Tidings
will give a prize of one dollar for
j the best meal served from the prod
ucts of your own garden or ranch.
Entries to be received before Aug
This Is meant to apply to the ordi
nary family meal. All that is neces
sary is .to send us a list of the arti
cles served. ,
It Is desirable to have as large a
variety as possible.
If you do not understand the of
fer, ask us about it.
Scale receipts at Tidings office.
WRIGHT HOLDS SECRETS.
Aviator Will Be Asked Never t Fly
Orville Wright, as the sole deposi
tary of much precious knowledge,
will be asked by the direc tors of his
company, it is said, never to fiv
Wigain. There is a certain synical
frankness in the reason given for
their solicitude, but the desire seems
to have at least a sound commercial
Right here, however, there arises
a question -as to how far a man to
whom nature has revealed amazing
secrets is justified in placing those
secrets in jeopardy by failure to com
mit them in writing. For the danger
of death in an aeroplane accident is
only one of the tragic possibilities.
Without loss of life there might come
loss of memory.
Since Wright has in a measure left
the study and the workshop for the
board session and other incidents of
financial life, he is in peculiar danger
of forgetting. Scarcely a trust hear
ing but reveals one or more witness
es physically hale, but utterly bereft
of the power to recall the simplest
details of transactions involving
large interests. It was only the other
day t.iat a financier, still young and
vigorous, was unable to recall what
he had done with $250,000 sent to
him by business associates. New
ISSUES MORE BONDS.
Central Point Voters Favor Munici
At the special city election held
Tuesday for the purpose of so amend
ing the charter as to give the council
authority to Issue $5,000 additional
water bonds lor the purpose of im
proving the water system, and also
to permit them to incur additional
warrant indebtedness not to exceed
$5,000 for general municipal ex
penses, the progressives carried the
day by an almost 2 to 1 vote. It had
been freely predicted by the conserv
ative element that the last named
amendment would be overwhelming
ly defeated, and many even predicted
that the water bond amendment
would go the same route. Progress
continued in the saddle, however, and
Central Point kept up her untarn
ished record tof carrying every pro
gressive municipal proposal ever sub
mitted to the people of the town by
an overwhelming majority.
The result: Water bond amend
ment Yes 94, No 51. Extension of
warrant indebtedness amendment
ies 90, No. 5C. Central Point Her
ald. BYRON'S TROUBADOURS
Final Concert of This Excellent Com
pany Well Rendered ami Most .
Heartily Received. '
(By Henry G. Gilmore.)
The Byronians have come.
quered fin a certain sense) and de-
parted to pastures new. Their pres-
ence at the Chautauqua was, per -
more a matter of entertain
ment than. of any direct educational
value, and yjet from the standpoint
of popular applause there was very
convincing evidence that the audi
ences were generous in their appreci
ation of the good things -provided
in fact, knew a good thing every time
they heard it. It was ratner in their
instrumentation than vocalization
that the "B.'s" made their mark;
Indeed, the primo-tenor robusto (if
he can be so named) was anything
either in voice or manner like that
bright particular star of which poets
have written so much and pensive
maidens dreamed during unoccupied
moments. This minstrel was entire
ly happy In his offerings and in sev
eral instances struck the popular
chord of approval and appreciation.
His compeer, with a light tenor voice
and a peiiohont for the Spanish
tongue, did much bette. ainMn some
musical recitations, with piano ac
companiments, was so irresistibly
funny as to ' bring down the house '
with a vengeance. The vocal and in
strumental selections included popu
lar operatic and ballad numbers and
there was no dearth of encores dur
ing the progress of the concerts. Tue
saxophones were brought Into fre
quent use, and the "Byrondolin,"
said to be capable of emitting 67 dis
tinct tones and which admits of the
dexterous operations of four per
formers at one and the same time, is
more remarkable for its Ingenious
mechanism than the possession of
any pronounced musical qualities.
"My Old Kentucky Home," "Rocked
in the Cradle of. the Deep," "Palm
Branches," "I Dreamt That I Dwelt
In Marble Halls." "Believe Me if All
1 hose Lndearinir Youne Charms."
and, above all, Dixie, evoked much i
applause, while Dyke's lovely "Lead,
Kindly Light, ' given as an encore
by the celloist, was weil and rever- i
The writer knows whereof he
speaks when he Bays that the man
agers of our Chautauqua deserve a
meed of praise for what they have
accomplished musically for Ashlanu
this season, and of their bold deter
mination to Jealously guard the fu
ture by permitting none but the best
or musical organizations to have a
place on the programs of our popu
lar and ever-expanding local institu
tion. To Subscribers.
Whenever extra copies of the Tid
ings are wanted for sending to
friends, they can be secured at this
office if we are notified before pub
CHAUTAUQUA GAVE HIGH-CLASH
ASSOCIATION MAY HAVE BALANCE
Despite Adverse Circumstances, 1012
Season Has I 'rove u Best in History
Children's Day Programs Large
The twentieth annual session of
the Southern Oregon Chautauqua
Association closed the most success
ful season of its history last Friday,
the last day being designated as chil
dren's day and devoted entirely to
their entertainment. However, the
building was filled for both enter
tainments by children of various
ages, it being apparent from the
hearty applause accorded the actors
that the older ones were just as
happy in the enjoyment of the pro
grams as those of tender years.
Children's day was a grand success
from every standpoint.
Bronte, the wonderful dog, held
the stage in the afternoon. It is
difficult to understand the intelli
gence of this unusual canine. She
spells, counts, adds, subtracts and
'does countless other things that call
for a mentality rare in the animal
kingdom. Mr. McCormick explains
that she does it by mental telepathy,
by reading the number from his own
thought. However she does it, she is
accurate, seldom making an error of
judgment, her cheerful bark an
nouncing the correct answer almost
unerringly. And if she does make a
mistake, a question from, her master
brings the correct answer on the sec
ond trial. She does her work with
out the urging of the lash, kindness
being the rule in her training. She
is all she was represented to be ana
management and patrons were not
disappointed. Bronte is a wonderful
Mr. McCormick himself is an ex
pert in the art of imitating birds of
the fprest. He opened his entertain
ment Friday afternoon with a trip
into the barnyard, impersonating 'the
chicken just out of the shell as well
as the older one in such a realistic
manner as to call forth a round of
applause. His inot clever interpre
tation in this line was that of the
stolen chicken. From the barnyard
the audience was taken into- the
woods, where numbers of forest birds
were Impersonated, Including the
robin, the whippoorwill, cardinal.
j blue bird and mocking bird. The
canary was perhaps- the most perfect
ly imitated bird of them all, Mr. Mc
Cormick giving its warbling song in
a manner that was most realistic. In
i this art every one wno heard Mr.
MiCornilck pronouncen him a master.
I '1 ne work ot Bronte took up the
' greater part of the program. Prob-
lems were given her in arithmetic.
she was asked to count the buttons
on boys' coats, to count the number
of children on the stage and to tea
blindfolded tne number of fingers
held up by a person in the audience.
To all problems and questions her
replies were most accurate, her bar
coming promptly upo.n hearing the
question. She appeared to enjoy the
j entertainment as greatly as the au
dience, a feature of the program that
made it all the more interesting. At
tlie close of her part of the perform
ance her master gave- a most inter
esting account of how she does it.
Prof. Larimore's circus brought
the Chautauqua session to a close.
Sixty boys and girls appeared on the
platform In tricks and stunts that
would do credit to mem hers of the
profession. Many difficult feats
were accomplished by both the boys
and gills, the latter vying with the
former in several contests that
showed the weaker sex to be fully
up to the stronger when occasion de
mands. The circus opened with a drill in
which the entire list of performers,
massed upon the stage. The disci
pline of these children was a remark
able feature of the entire perform
ance as In the opening number.
Prof. Lariniore Is loved by all the
boys and girls who enter his claasses
and they are always willing to work
for him. Tne somersaults by the
girls was one of the most amusing
features, the various degrees of skill
with" which the smaller ones turned
over bun ;lng out much merriment.
The boys starred in a game or souk-
ii I ii und rhn U'tipumnrrnur rnru T.ann
rivalry was evident in both these
nrta a .,... t . n.n
tween eight bovs and an eonnl nnm-
her of girls was won by the bovs by
a narrow margin, the girls showing
much alertness at. this sport.
The singing or the boys in the
suitcase drill was excellently done,
the music accompanying the drill in
perfect time. The turning pole work
of the boys was clever, as also the
trapeze work of two girls and the
ring work of little boys.
For spectacular effect the closing
flag df ill was the best. In this exer
cise the larger boys and girls partici
pated, the latter using the ladders
and the former forming pyramids
and other shapes by standing upon
one another's shoulders. The unfold
ing of the flag at the close, with the
burning of colored lights, made a
most impressive exercise.
The coining of Prof. Lariniore was
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