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ASHLAND, OREGON, MONDAY, JULY 22, 1912
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GUY T. DUNBAR
LOSES HIS LIFE
LOCAL ENGINEER KILLED IX
.WRECK NEAR WEED.
ENGINE TURNS OYER ON CURVE
Branch Line to Klamath Falls Scene
of Accident Fireman Escape)
Without Injury When Heler
Jumps the Track.
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Engineer Guy T. Dunbar of this
city met death about 6 o'clock Friday
evening when the engine he was driv
ing turned completely over on a
sharp curve at Grass Lake, near
Weed, Cal., on the Weed-Klamath
Falls line. Fireman Arthur Selby
escaped without injury.- It is ex
plained that the accident happened
when the engine was returning after
helping train No. 230 to Grass Lake.
Dunbar was unfamiliar with the
road, according to the report, and
was driving a light engine. The
curves are very sharp and the acci
dent is said to have been due to ex
cessive speed. The engine turned
completely over, clearing the track.
Engineer DunDar was caught under
it and badly bruised. Train No. 40
found the derailed engine and picked
up the crew. The injured man was
hurried to the hospital at Weed,
where competent surgeons did all
they could for him. He was found
to be beyond assistance, however,
and died at 8:45.
Superintendent Metcalf and Mas
ter Mechanic Small hastened immedi
ately for the scene of the wreck, tak
ing with them a board of inquiry.
The decision of the board has not
Mrs. Dunbar hastened to Weed as
soon as the intelligence was received
and from there accompanied the
body to Sacramento, Where funeral
services will be held under the direc
tion of the Brotherhood of Locomo
tive Engineers. The local Masonic
order made instant inquiry and ten
dered its kind offices upon receipt
of the news,' Mr. Dunbar being a
member of the Blue Lodge and Chap
ter in Ashland. Besides a wife be
leaves an aged father in Sacramento.
Medford Residents Threaten Injunc
tion on Improvement of Street.
A threat made by several 'prop
perty owners on Eleventh street to
serve an injunction -against the city
if the Clark-Henery Construction
Company was allowed to fulfill their
contract and pave the street, caused
the improvement work to be tempo
rarily "postponed Thursday. The
matter will be taken up between
now and September, when the pav
ing company will resume work in the
At the time of the letting of the
contract the property owners main
tain that the council gave the work
to the paving company when there
was a remonstrance of 175 majority
to tne petition to pave. According
to these people, the Bancroft act
holds that a street cannot be im
proved unless a majority of the prop
erty owners have signed a petition
to that effect. Porter J. Neff, for
the city: states that the Bancroft act
is valid "if only 1 per cent are in
favor of the improvement if the
council has ordered the improve
ment. The, council claim that in letting
the contract they were apprised that
though there were 175 feet more on
the remonstrance than on the peti
tion to pave, a large number were
in favor of the improvement who
had not signed the petition.
Rather than be inconvenienced by
a suit, the Clark-Henery Company
abandoned work and moved their
plant to Eugene, where they have a
large amount of work. They will
return again this fall, to ' complete
Eleventh street and several other
streets. Medford Sun.
TEACH KKS VISIT CKATKIl.
Make Hound Trip - From Klamath
Falls in Day.
With characteristic pedagogical
energy, ; three Oregon schoolma'&ms
made a record trip to Crater Lake
Tuesday and, return. 'Starting from
here at 5 o'clock in the morning, the
party was back in the city at 8
o'clock at" night, , and if there was
anything they overlooked in the way'
of interesting sights no one has yet
discovered what it is.
The teachers are June Seeley- and
Hazel Seeley of Independence, ' Ore.,
and Bertha Koetzochim of Portland.
The party was not able to reach
the rim in an auto, but the young
women were not dismayed by the
three-mile uphill jaunt through the
snow. They negotiated the distance
easily, and were not too tired to .fully
appreciate the grandeur of the mys
terious lake. Klamath Herald.
Notice to' Veterans.
All comrades of Burnside Post 'No.
23, G. A. R., are requested to riieet
at their hall Thursday morning, July
23, at 9 a. m., to attend the funeral
of Comrade E. H. Gould. :"'
By order of the commander,. '' lv
JAMES MATTJNJLY. i'
Clif Payne makes footstools. ' "
WILL INSTALL FAX
Xotl Tunnel on Cut-Off to Be' Sup
plied With Air.
. Twohy Brothers have received a
large tunnel fan which will be
shipped to the front and installed at
once at the Not! tunnel. The fan
will be operated by a steam engine
and will pump in pure air and draw
out the foul air. Th tunnel is now
so far in that some difficulty has
been experienced in furnishing a sup
ply of wholesome air at times.
The progress on the tunnel during
the past month has been rapid. The
work is now completed for-640 feet,
while the head extends considerably
farther. More than 1,000 feet was
completed within the past month.
Considerably more than one-fourth
of the total 2,360 feet is now fin
ished. The formation is now uni
form and solid, and much better
progress is expected in the future.
Work is also beginning on the other
end. Eugene Herald.
Prof. Van Scoy Starts Canvass in
Valley Towns Vendome Hotel
Being Fitted Up for Opening.
Extraordinary offer! Wonderful
opportunity for young men' and
young women! The Tidings will
give away one scholarship in the
Polytechnic College, good for twelve
months' schooling and worth $125,
to any young man or young woman
in Ashland or out of Ashland, who
will secure the greatest number of
scholarships' or students by Septem
ber 2. All students secured for the
school must be for one year of
twelve months, and all scholarships
must be sold for $125. The scholar
ship obtained by the one winning out
can be used by the individual himself
or be sold to some one for $125.
Now how many will get in and drill
for this excellent offering by the Tid
ings? Another! The Ashland Record
will also give away a half scholar
ship, good for six months' schooling
and worth $75, to any young man
or young woman in Ashland or out
of Ashland, who will secure the next
highest number of scholarships or
students by September 2. All stu
dents secured for the school must be
for one year of twelve months, and
all scholarships must be sold for
$25. How many will get in line
and work for this second valuable
prize? All who wish to work for
these prizes will see Secretary Day
at the Commercial Club rooms or
write to him for information.
W. T. Van Scoy is now canvassing
the Rogue river valley for students.
Later hefwill visit Scoffs valley and
Little Shasta valley. California, and
then the Klamath country.
I We. wish to call attention to the
' fact that all departments of the
school will open this year. Some
people nave been led to believe by
the first folders sent out that only
two departments will be in force.
Particularly the mathematics of the
engineering courses will be taught
from the opening of the school, and
as soon as students are ready for the
practical work, the apparatus and
machinery will be put in.
The school, opens September 2.
Teachers are to be added as the
number of students so Increase as to
demand it. Prof. Hardy, a gradu
ate of the Oakland Polytechnic Col
lege, will have charge of the book
keeping courses and the accounts of
the school, and Miss Grace-Stevenson
is at the head of the department
of stenography. Either at the open
ing of school or a little later a strong
methods teacher will be employed as
as colleague of W. T. Van Scoy In the
Although the best time to enter
school is at the beginning of the
year, yet students may enroll any
month of the year. The school is
open the year round.
A peculiar style of fine school fur
niture is being made in the east for
this school, and the same will reacfi
Ashland by freight about August 15.
The building to be used for the
first year is the Vendome. It has
been overhauled, cleaned, painted in
side, and the rooms enlarged. More
changes will be made before the
opening of school. . Rooms on the
third floor will be rented to boys at
A fign will be in position in a diy
or two. Look for the building with
the big signboard and opposite the
new library building.-
Let every citizen be a committee
of one, either tcsecnre a scholarship
or a student before August 15, by
which date we must round iip the
100 for the school. Many hands
make light work. Be not satisfied
until you have some part in the
work of founding this school which
will be a blessing to the rising gen
eration of this section for all time.
Comrade K. H. Gould.
E. H. Gould, who has been a resi
dent of this city for a number of
years, passed away at his home on
Laurel" street yesterday afternoon
from valvular heart trouble. Mr.
Gould had been a sufferer from this
trouble for several months.. Funeral
services will be held from the Episco
pal church tomorrow morning at 10
o'clock. Interment in Mountain
View cemetery. Comrades of the G.
A. R. and ladies of the W. R. C. ,will
attend the services in a body..:
Dr. Gail C. Kammerer will have
charge of Dr. Bertha E. Sawyer's
practice for the next two months.
PREPARE DISTRICT FAIR EXHIBIT
D. M. LOWE URGES PREPARATIOM OF GRAINS AND FRUITS-SCHOOL
CHILDREN ASKED TO ENTER. CONTESTS FOR PRIZES
Work on the district fair that is
to be held in this city in September
is progressing, and according to all
preparations now being made, the
fair this fail will be by far the big
gest and best that has been held in
the district since the inauguration of
the present fair system. On every
hand is manifest an interest in the
fair. Many ranchers and fruit grow
ers are preparing their products for
exhibition and the list of exhibitors
is growing daily. D. M. Lowe, who
has charge of the exhibits, is work
ing incessantly and is enthusiastic
over the prospects. All interested in
the contest for prizes are urged to
observe the following notice from
' Now is the time to select sam
ples of grain for the 1912 district
fair. Cut the grain near the ground,
selecting good stalks and uniform
heads of its kind, and tie in bundles
about four inches in diameter.
Wrap them in canvass or any old
cloth to keep flies from specking the
bundles, then suspend by wires to
keep mice from getting at them.
There are some good premiums of
THE BOY ADVENTURERS.
Party of Three Meet Adversities in
They were all after adventure
Robert Peachey, Walter Smith and
Guy Reynolds. Town life was too
tame and tiresome, so they must
"rough it" a little just for one after
noon at least. The day was very
warm and sultry, not a leaf of na
ture's trees was stirring, and the
boys wondered where the best place
would be. They finally decided upon
going to the great stream of Bear
Starting about 1 p. m.,- they
reached the creek in the vicinity of
Mr. Kennard's ranch. The boys were
very warm and the water was very
cool, so they started their adventures
by wading and often forded the creek
where it was unnecessary. Presently
Robert Peachey espied a crow's nest.
Nothing could be done till they had
investigated the matter. There was
a very deep pond between them and
the tree, so they went around to the
other side. The brush was so thick
that they could not see" ten feet in
front of them. That did not stop
them. They forced their way
through the vines and wild grape,
nettles, poison oak, thorn and myr
tle. At last the tree was gained, but
it was at least twenty feet to the first
limb and two and one-half feet in
djameter. Walter Smith then stood
o'n the ground, Robert Peachey
mounted his shoulders and Guy Reyn
olds mounted Robert's shoulders,
but to their disappointment they still
lacked about three feet of reaching
the limb, so they had to leave the
tree and work their way out to the
They had no more adventures till
they reached the Murphy soda
Bprings. They took a drink of the
water as it started to rain. They
started for the lithia springs then on
a run. The rain began falling faster
and the boys were getting wet. Rob
ert Peachey, who is very quick eyed,
espied a table which some campers
had made of six-inch rough lunmber,
so they got in under that.
The rain was coming faster and
harder and the boys began to get
wet. They decided to try and make
it on to the lithia springs. On they
went through water to the knees of
altnost running mud, then on rocks
and on till they reached the springs.
Walter picked up a dry stick and
began rubbing very fast on the edge
of a table. It began to excite the
other two boys when they saw smoke
rise, but it did not burn enough to
start the fire. Then they all worked.
They took rope and wrapped arounu
the stick and sawed real fast, but it
burned the rope before it made the
To keep things lively, Walter gave
a few of his stories and cracked
some jokes, as they say, so things
were not so monotonous. But it still
got colder. Then they found a can
containing three matches. Then they
built a fire, which they all enjoyed
As soon as the boys had warmed
themselves enough to go on their
way if was 6:30 o'clock. All along
the road they found squirrels, snakes
and rats that had been drowned.
Numerous places were seen where
the water had cleared the road so
that it made good roads. They found
places where they had to wade the
streams, but .were not so anxious as
when they were starting at noon.
WALTER F. SMITH.
Bungalow Nears Completion. '
The fine modern bungalow the F.
E. Conway Company is building for
Dr. Endelman is nearing completion.
It embodies many of-the very latest
southern California ideas, including
a fine specimen of the California cob
blestone fireplace which will draw
the hat off your head. The doctor
will shortly occupy it as up-to-date
bachelor quarters, and as he is a
great, lover of the beautiful and ar
tistic, he has already arranged for
a profusion of flowers for the built
in flower boxes and lawn.
Extraordinarily fine, those fine
woolens for fall and winter at Orres'
fered for samples of grains, alfalfa
and timothy. Try for them.
"Arrangements will be made for
the cold; storage of fruit. Select
some' ffod, solid Early Alexanders,
wrap them about one inch deep in
their owp foliage, then give them a
good covering of cotton batting.
Place only one layer deep in a box
and put in cold storage. Mark the
contents of the box on a card on the
instd, giving also owner's name and
residence. On the end of the box
(outside) mark 'Care D. M. Lowe,
Superintendent District Fair,' and
deliver to Ashland Cold Storage
"School scholars should now be
preparing grains, grasses, legumes,
pressed flowers and native woods for
their department. Especialy care
will -be taken to make this depart
ment' of the fair prominent. Write
me, or give Secretary Day of the
Commercial Club of Ashland your
name if you desire a premium list
and one will be sent you; We are
expecting them shortly from the
printer. D. M. LOWE,
FIItK BLIGHT DISASTROUS.
Prof. O'r.Vi-a Says Much Destruction
in Other Districts.
According to advices received by
Prof. O'Gara vast destruction of fruit
has occurred all over the country by
fire blight this year. The ravages
have been heavy in many sections
and requests for advice from the lo
cal expert and demands for literature
issued by O'Gara are being daily re
ceived by wire and mail. But little
damage has occurred in the Rogue
river valley, where blight is under
good control, due to the efficient pa
trol of orchards by owners and in
spectors and prompt action following
the discovery of infection.
Blight is working havoc among 25
square miles of apples and pears in
British Columbia, where it is mak
ing its first appearance. Ignorance
of effective methods of fighting it is
to blame for its spread.
In Idaho all pears and some apples
are affected, and unless prompt ac
tion follows,, many thousands of
acres of orchard will be lost.
In California blight made Its ap
pearance early in the spring in many
districts, but prompt action by au
thorities has controlled its ravages.
In some districts the crop of this
year is seriously affected.
In the Milton and Freewater dis
tricts in Washington, and in other
districts, considerable damage has
been done, but effective fighting has
diminished the ravages.
In Montana, where blight is a new
importation, practically all the pears
and crabapples have suffered heav
ily, and some other varieties of ap
ples are also affected.
In Georgia the pear crop is a total
failure and many of the pear or
LAW CAN'T TOUCH GLADE.
Man Who Executed Bogus Option on
Siletz Lands is Safe.
Salem, Ore. That there is no law
in this state under which George H.
Glade, Joplin, Mo., can now be prose
cuted for executing a bogus option
covering 112,640 acres of lands In
the Siletz Indian reservation belong
ing to settlers, to A. M. Hasell of
Springfield, Mo., is the declaration
made by Attorney General Crawford
in a letter to Congressman Haw4y.
The contract was filed in Toledo
in February and recently was re
leased and the congressman asked
the attorney general for the status of
the matter and also for the law ap
plicable to the case. The contract,
executed purported to give Haswell
the right to sell the land and was
execluted without the knowledge of
the settlers who had taken it up un
der the homestead law, and the re
lease Is also filed without their
The attorney general gives it as
his opinion that it was executed for
the purpose of casting a cloud upon
the title of the settlers and In the
hope of securing a reversion of the
public domain by the department so
th ose interested in the contract could
appropriate the tracts involved.
BOY SUSTAINS INJURY.
Plays With Dynamite Caps With Dis
ust rous Results.
Gervals, Ore. Thursday afternoon
about 4 o'clock little 8-year-old
Harry Kenny, who with his mother,
Mrs. Harry Kenny, of Portland, was
on an outing at the home of George
Manning near St, Louis, played with
dynamite caps, Touching a match
to one, it exploded, tearing off the
fingers and thumb of his left hand
and pieces of the brass struck him
in the face and went through his
clothing. Dr. Kettle of Gervals was
called and, after dressing the wound
sent the lad to a hospital at Port
land, as there was some danger of
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ARGUMENTS ARK HEARD.
Further Evidence Produced in
Further evidence was produced by
both sides of the controversy in the
hearing befo-e JiYge Calkins In the
matter of the injunction against the
Medford bridge. The arguments
were made in this city. The hearing
went more into detail than in the
former hearing in June, much addi
tional evidence being introduced.
Judge Calkins hopes to give a de
cision within a week.
New Suffrage Club.
Several prominent equal suffrage
workers of Medford visiied Butte
Falls Thursday and assisted the la
dles of that section in organizing an
equal suffrage club.
The'club has a large membership
and promises to conduct a rapid fire
campaign. Mrs. J. Calzow Is presi
dent of the organization and Mrs.
Leola Stoddard is secretary.
Meeting of Mining Men at Yreka
Last Week Proved Best of Its
Kind in District.
Mining enthusiasts to the number
of about fifty went from this city to
Yreka last week to attend the ses
sion of the Southern Oregon and
Northern California Mining Con
gress. The Tidings is indebted to
F. G. McWilliams for a letter writ
ten Friday, which is published be
low. According to a number who at
tended from here, Ashland had rea
son to be proud of those of her citi
ens who assisted In the program. At
torney R. H. Burns gave an excellent
address on conservation, which was
heartily received, while Mrs. Sylvan
Provost was the recipient of enthusi
astic applause for her solo work. Mr.
Dozier's address on "Freaks in Ore
Deposits" was much appreciated.
The final program and concert6atur
day evening was one of rare, enjoy
ment. Local talent, assisted by Mrs.
Provost of Ashland nd Mrs. Dr. Ma
son of Dunsmnir as soloists and the
Elks Quartet from Medford, contrib
uted the numbers of this program, in
which the Yreka band played a prom
inent part. All In all, the visitors
report royal treatment at the hands
of their hosts. The confidence of
Siskiyou county in their mining fu
ture was evidenced by the purchase
by the county commissioners of
$10,000 worth of high-grade ore for
a permanent exhibit.
The letter of Mr. McWilliams fol
lows: Yreka, Cal., July 19. 1912. The
Ashland Tidings: 1 am sorry Ash
land did not have a representative
from either of the Ashland papers
at the mining congress now in ses
sion here. However, there is a fair
representation from Ashland and a
big delegation from Grants Pass.
Siskiyou and Shasta counties, Cali
fornia, Josephine and Douglas coun
ties, in Oregon, have all fine exhibits
I of ore, but Jackson county not an
! ounce. The committee for Jackson
county failed to do anything in send-
ing an exhibit.
The people of this fine little city
are treating all delegates royally and
the town is filled to overflowing
from all over northern California
and southern Oregon.
When the first Ashland bunch ar
rived in this city we all piled into the
bus of the Franco-American Hotel,
but found when we arrived there
that all rooms were taken. We then
went to the Clarendon, only to find
there was no room in the inns ot
Yreka for the lost tribes from Ash
land. We finally found good rooms
at the Pollock rooming house, so that
we are comfortably situated for the
balance of the session. .
Ail trains have been loaded coming
In since we arrived, also all boats
coming up both the Shasta and
Klamath rivers have been "chuck a
block" with miners and mining men.
The next congress will be held at
Redding, as the territory has been
enlarged, taking In Shasta county.
The congress will end tomonovf
noon, and in the afternoon all who
wish will be taken on the free auto
mobile excursion to Ft. Jones.
Scott's valley and .Aetna.
The building where the congress
is being held, when entirely com
pleted, will cost $15,000 and is a
fine, commodious concrete building,
a credit to the town and the builders.
This congress is a grand success,
In fact, the most successful yet held,
and there are several reasons for it.
In the first place all the citizens oi'
this city took an interest in the con
gress and the committees spared
neither pains nor money to make it
a success, and everyone attending the
congress will always retain a most
friendly feeling for the people or
Yreka on account of the royal treat
ment accorded them.
WJiile Yreka is only a town or
about 2,500 people, it is much more
metropolitan In appearance in the
heart of the city than many other
cities, as it has. no railroad running
through the center of the business
part, which always takes away all
metropolitan appearance from any
city. The depot is a half mile from
the center of the city and all trains
are met by the hotel buses, three in
number. Yreka is a rich town, also
a prosperous town, made so by many
producing mines, of which Yreka
reaps the trade, besides the hundreds
of residents who have been made
wealthy by the production of these
mines. The many beautiful homes
testiTy to the prosperity of the mines,
as mining for 60 miles west Is the
chief industry of the Yreka country.
F. G. McWILLIAMS.
HEAVY TORRENTS DRENCH EN
BELLYIEW HLL BADLY DAMAGED
Some Hail ReNrted and Gulches
Suffer From Swollen St renins
Little Damage to Fruit .Muddy
Stream Flows Through I'la.a.
The hot weather that has prevailed
here during the past week was brok
en suddenly last Friday evening by
the heavy thunderstorm that thor
oughly drenched everything in this
end of the valley. The heaviest rail
or rain was in the east city limits
and farther up the valley, where it
descended in torrents, rushing down
the hillsides in streams, carrying
with it considerable dirt. So far as
can be learned, however, very little
damage was done to fruit trees, the
greatest damage resulting in the low
er levels, where soil from the hills
was washed over the gardens, cover
ing some of them to a depth or sev
Reports from the Hellview district
indicate that the country south oi
the school house probably received
the heaviest fall of rain. Some hail
is also reported in that Bection,
though not in sufficient quantities
to injure the foliage or fruit. Far
ther east streams were swollen by
waters rushing down from the hill
sides and some damage to alfalfa is
reported. Most of the grain hay is
out of the way, but considerable of
alfalfa was ready for the second cut
ting and suffered somewhat by the ,
heavy downpour. The Neil creek "
bridge near the Homes ranch, at the
junction of Main street and the Roul
avard, was submerged by a foot or
more of water and Bear creek was
made a raging torrent by the inpour
ing of immense volumes of water
from tributary streams. The Bell
view culvert is said to have been un
dermined so as to be unsafe for
Gulches were in the greatest dan
ger and In some localities heavy dam-
age from washout is reported. Mr.
Dozier, living south of the Hellview.
is minus a wagon road, according to
the report, the rain having washed
out- a gulley several feet deep. ' Mr.
May, residing some distance east,
had a similar ' experience, being
obliged to exert himself to keep tho
torrent from entering his house. A
number of ranchers in this vicinity
announce the loss or chickens by
The i'laza was the scene of consid
erable excitement when the storm
broke about 4:30, a stream or muddy
water rushing down Main street with
such force and volume that catch ba
sins could not cnre for it. As the
stream reached the west side of the
Plaza it flowed over upon the side
walk and merchants ; prepared to
keep it from entering their 'stores.
Mitchell & Whittle were in the great
est danger, but luckily the water be
gan to recede before it had reached
the door. Continuing down to the
Main street bridge, catch basins were
unable to take care of the flow and
a few cellars suffered slightly. The
water backed up here. to the doors
on either side qf the street, finding
its way to Ashland creek down Water
ROAD IX BAD SHAPE.
Klamath Commissioner Complains of
This End of Route.
"Jackson county is doing very lit
tle toward improving the Klamath
Falls-Ashland road this year, and
from the Jackson county line to Ash
land the road is in an awful condi
tion." says County Commissioner
Sam T. Summers, who returifod re
cently from an automobile trip to
Ashland. "From Green Spring moun
tain on toward Ashland the road in
many places is almost impassible.
Three or four men and one team are
at work on the road, but thev will
be able to accomplish but little be
fore fall. '1 he Klamath countv uor-
tlon of the road, I am gla l to say, is
in excellent shape." Klamath North
To Unseat , Member.
By a vote of six to three the house
elections committee on Friday voted
to unseat Representative Theron E.
Catlin of St. Louis and to seat ror
mer Representative Patrick Gill,
democrat. Catlin's campaign ex
penses were so great -the committee
held his election to be corrupt. It
also held that Gill would have been
elected but Tor the uso of money by
Catlin's managers, whose- majority
was 1,200. The resolution will be
reported to the house for action.
Ladies of the W. K. C.
vYou are requested to meet at the
G. A. R. hall Tuesday. July 23, at
9:30 a. m.. to attend the funeral of
E. II. Gould.
By order of the president,
MRS. JAMES MATT1NGLY.
The new felts at Madame Dilhan's
Millinery Store, 201 East Main street.
The favorite for outings.
Buy your peach boxes of Carsou
Smttb Lumber Co.