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VOL. XXXVII - - ASHLAND, OREGON, THURSDAY, JULY 25, 1912 ' MimiiTT"
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CALIFORNIA CONCERN EXAMINES
PRODUCT IS FOUND SUITABLE
Four Sacks Forwarded Some Time
Ago Are Analyzed and Pronounced
Excellent, Rut Cost of Transporta
tion is Too High.
J. M. Wagner has received defi
nite information as to the composi
tion and usefulness of the samples
of kaolin sent several weeks ago to
the Santa Cruz Portland Cement
Company, which Is distinctly favor
able to the product. The freight
rate on the material, however, is
found to be prohibitive and the im
mediate prospect or establishing a
market for this great asset is not
Early in June Mr. Wagner received
a request for samples of the kaolin,
which exists in unlimited quantities
east of this city. Four sacks of the
product were immediately secured
and forwarded to the company's
works at Davenport, Cal., where the
material underwent a thorough an
alysis. The result of this analysis
was entirely satisfactory to the com
pany, the kaolin being found to pos
sess the proper ingredients for the
manufacture of white cement. Upon
investigation of the cost of transpor
tation from Ashland to Davenport,
however, it was found that freight
charges alone would be '$13.80 per
ton. In addition to this, the cost
of bringing the kaolin from the hills
to Ashland would be in the neigh
borhood of $5.
While the company recognizes the
value of this product and would be
pleased to use it, these revelations
make it out of the question for the
present at least. Mr. Wagner re
ceived a personal letter from the
company in which the facts were set
forth as above stated. Looks like it
is up to Ashland1 to induce the com
pany or some other one to come to
Ashland to manufacture their ce
ment. WILL CONSTRUCT CITY HALL.
Rogue River Council Also Considers
At the adjourned meeting of the.
town council Wednesday' evening a
pruyusiuou was enienainea to accept
an offer for the water and light
bonds. The offer was made through
local people by Medford capitalists
and was for par.
Specifications were prepared and
submitted for the construction of a
city hall by Contractor Young. Con
tractor Shasta was notified that the
water system would be accepted pro
vided that a good and sufficient bond
was given to insure the nonbreakage
of the reservoir and the bursting of
pipe joints for a period of six months.
A permit was granted to the Odd Fel
lows to employ a portion of Main and
Broadway streets for a place to pile
brick during the construction of
their brick block on Broadway.
Rogue River Argus.
THINKS HE HAS MURDERER.
Klamath Sheriff Relieves Man Slayer
of Barbara Holtzman.
In 6pite of an interview with De
tective Baty of Portland, printed in
the Evening Telegram, to the effect
that the murderer of Barbara Holtz
man would probably never be cap
tured, Deputy Sheriff Schallock is
convinced that the guilty man today
occupies a cell in the county jail.
"I am convinced that we have the
man wanted," said the deputy sheriff
this morning. "There are many
things in connection with the matter
that I am not privileged at this time
to make public."
There is a reward of $5,000 for the
arrest of the murderer of Barbara
Holtzman. Klamath Herald.
The Pythian Sisters will have a
sale of cooked food Saturday, Jul
27, at the store of Cameron & Patty,
beginning at. 10 o'clock.
CHEM. COMPANY MOVES
Recent Fire Causes Change Labo
ratory Will Be Established In,
White Sulphur Hotel Property.
The recent fire in the laboratory
of the Hygienol Chemical Company
in the Swedenburg building has re
sulted in a change in plans and the
company will re-establish their labo
ratory in the old White Sulphur Ho
tel building. All apparatus and
equipment has been moved from its
former location and is now being in
stalled. It was the original inten
tion'of the company to manufacture
only spray material in the building,
but the fire has caused a change of
plans and the entire plant will be
operated here. Dr. Boslough has
withdrawn temporarily from the
practice of medicine to look after the
interests of the company. It is un
derstood that operations will be
more extensive than ever when the
manufacture Is resumed..
Scale receipts at Tidings office.
GETS BAD FRUIT.
Klamath Falls Merchants Complain
of Medford Shipments.
Local merchants have had consid
erable trouble the last two or three
days with berries and fruit shipped
from Medford which has arrived in
such a condition that many boxes
have been refused and hauled away
to the dumping grounds as worth
less. The merchants claim that the fruit
and berries that they have been re
ceiving from Ashland have arrived
in fairly good condition, but since
these products have been coming
from Medford they have arrived in
such a condition that they have re
fused to accept them from the ex
Medford is only a few miles north
of Ashland and the distance is so
short that it is not believed that the
extra distance can be the cause. The
boxes are handled only twice by the
express company before reaching
this city, and as the boxes arrive here
covered with stain where the Juice
has run out and the cupsabout half
full, it is believed that the berries
are being shipped overripe and that
the Medford people are trying to pass
off inferior fruits on local merchants.
Peaches arrive here so soft and de
cayed that they are not unloaded
from the express wagons.
H. B. Manchester called up Med
ford on the telephone recently, and
as he could not get any satisfaction
out of the commission house where
the fruit has been coming from, told
them that he could not afford to take
any mo-e chances with their fruit.
County Fruit Inspector O. A.
Stearns said when asked concerning
the matter that he could not take
any action unless the fruit was dis
eased, but that there ought to be a
city pure food Inspector to look after
such matters. Klamath Falls North
western. OREGON ROADS DISGRACE.
Medford Man Comments on State's
"Oregon roads are a disgrace to a
state as progressive in all other lines
as this one, and it is to be hoped that
the present good roads movement
will amount to something," Is T. E.
Daniels' summary of his recent trip
by automobile to Portland and re
turn. Mr. and Mrs. Daniels arrived
Friday afternoon from Portland,
having been absent two weeks.
"I have heard much of the condi
tion .of the Oregon roads," continued
Mr. Daniels, "but I did not believe
that they were as bad as reported,
i From this city to Eugene especially
I in Cow and Pass Creek canyons the
!;oaij a:e if Iiii'l'jtrul toud'tiou.'
I Mall Tribune. .
M'MAHON RANCH SOLD
Illinois Parties Take Over 1,500
Acre Tract Will Plant to Fruit
Miss Kate F. O'Connor and Ed
ward Butterfield of Rockford, 111.,
have taken over the old McMahon
ranch of 1,500 acres lying six miles
northwest of Ashland and will cut
up the property into five and ten
The property was purchased from
Lester W. David of the David Lum
ber Company of Seattle and is one
of the richest sections in southern
Oregon. The purchasers had the soil
examined by experts and the result
was so flattering that the deal was
closed at once.
Miss O'Connor, prominent through
out the country as a club woman and
suffragette, conducts a large real es
tate business in Rockford, 111., and
will have her main office in that
city. A branch office will probably
be established here. Mr. Butterfield
is a successful business man who
owns and manages a string of retail
stores throughout northern Illinois.
He is in the valley with his wife and
children and will make his home on
the new tract. He made the present
purchase after looking over orchard
property throughout Washington,
Oregon and California, and decided
on this vicinity because it impressed
him as being the most promising
district on the Pacific coast.
Miss O'Connor and Mr. Butterfield
with C. J.. Blake of Seattle and Mr.
P. R. Kennedy of, Los Angeles in
spected the property Tuesday and
were all enthusiastic over it. It is
planned to set out pear trees, the
soil, according to experts, being par
ticularly well adapted to that fruit.
Miss O'Connor has just returned
from the meeting of the Federation
of Women's Clubs In San Francisco.
She Is enthusiastic over the valley
and predicts a brilliant future.
The old McMahon ranch was for
merly a cattle ranch. It has plenty
of water and numberless scenic
building sites. It i s about three
miles east of Talent.
ROAD CREW MOVES.
Keene Creek (Crossing Scene of New
Road Supervisor C. W. Jones has
moved his crew of ten men to Keene
Creek Crossing and will put the
roads In that vicinity in better shape.
The removal of rocks as well as grad
ing and leveling constitute the work
now being done. Fully $2,000 worth
of damage was done by the recent
storm, the repair of which will be
undertaken at once.
An electric power cable will
be laid across the Columbia from
Hood River to the Washington side.
SANATORIUM BLUE PRINTS ARRIVE
PLANS FOR $250,000.00 INSTITUTION AT BUCKH0RN LODGE SHOW
218 ROOMS BESIDES AMUSEMENT FEATURES.'
Developments in the matter of the
proposed sanatorium to be erected at
the present site of Buckhorn Lodge,
(ornierly known as Tolman Springs,
seem to Indicate that plans for this
immense institution will be carried
out as formerly projected. The lat
est news is the arrival of blue prints
with full details of the building.
Stevens & Cdmpany, one of the big
gest architectural concerns In the
country, with offices in a dozen of
the largest cities, drew the plans,
which call for an institution costing
$250,000 complete in very detail for
the health and enjoyment of its
It will be remembered that Minne
apolis parties are behind the move,
Messrs. Eitel and Holliston having
given instructions to the Stevens
I comnanv for the drawing of nlans
Dr. Eitel owns a large sanitarium in
Minnesota, while Mr. Holliston Is a
capitalist who came here some time
ago and found relief at the springs.
The plans call for an immense
I building with 218 rooms, of two
stories and a basement. The form
is that of a big hollow square, every
room being an outside one. Recep
tion halls and spaceous rest rooms
are provided, which the exterior is
designed to give an appearance, ot
luxury and restfulness, with green
sward, flower beds and fountains.
In fact, the institution will be one
of the greatest health resorts of its
kind In the country and would lead
to the establishment of others at the
numerous mineral springs in this vi
cinity. Ashland is the logical railroad
point for this sanatorium. The loca
tion of these springs is about twelve
miles from this city and a good auto
mobile road from here to the springs
would make it of easy access. It is
SEES BROTHER DROWN.
Engineer Witnesses Tragedy
St. Louis, Mo. When passing Van
dalia slough in East St. Louis Sunday
morning, Leo Deatherage, engineer
on the Vandalia line, witnessed from
his cab window the drowning of a
12-year-old boy, who later he learned
was his younger brother, William.
Deatherage was in a heavy freight
engine hauling a long train from the
other fide of the river. The engine
was going slowly near the slough.
Deatherage saw every move in the
Just before he pulled into the
round house in East St. Louis he re
marked to his companion that several
i boys had been drowned in the slough
i and told of seeing another accident
as his train had passed. A minute
later a message was delivered to him
i telling him that his brother had been
j Because several men were near
when William ventured into deep wa
ter, Deatherage did not stop his en
gine fo go to the rescue. Three ne
groes fishing on the bank ten feet
from William, heard his cries as he
went down, but made no effort to as
RIG GRAIN CROP.
Many of the flour and feed mills
which have been closed during the
past year or two owing to the small
amount of grain which has been
planted and harvested in the valley
are now preparing for an extended
run this season, having secured
enough grain to guarantee them a
lengthy run. Mills at Central Point,
Medford, Talent and Ashland will be
placed in operation as soon as the
threshing season opens, which will be
in the near future.
The valley will produce the heav
iest grain crop this year in its his
tory. The acreage planted was far
heavier than usual, while the yield
has ben very heavy. Some loss was
occasioned by the rain beating the
grain down, forcing ranchers to cut
for hay In order to save it.
"We have no way-of accurately de
termining the amount of grain in the
valley," stateB Prof. O'Gara, county
pathologist, "but ranchers say it is
the heaviest in the history of the val
ley." RKHGEH IS PLEASED.
Says Resignation of Hanford is Ad
mission of Guilt.
Washington. "I take Judge Han
ford's resignation as an admission of
his guilt," was the statement of Con
gressman Victor Berger of Wiscon
sin, who introduced the resolution
calling for the impeachment of the
Seattle Jurist. When informed that
Hanford had tendered his resigna
tion to President Tart, Berger said:
"In introducing my resolution call
ing for action against Judge Hanford
I was fighting corruption on the
bench generally and not Judge Han-"
ford, personally. The Hanford and
Archlmld cases are splendid argu
ments for the recall of judges. It
would be a mighty good thing for the
country if a couple of dozen more of
United States Judges would resign or
be recalled by the people. The pres
ent system of Impeachment is unsat
isfactory, cumbersome and costly."
understood the rajlroad company is
prepared to erect a pagoda station
at Stein man for the accommodation
of the sanatorium.
In a letter from the Stevens com
pany to Mr. M. G. Lawrence, present
owner or the springs, preliminary
outlines of the plans are suggested,
with the request for changes and
suggestions. Among the things out
lined are the following:
Rooms with private bath (first
and second floor), 22.
Thirty-two rooms with connecting
baths (first and second floors), 64.
Four three-room suites connecting
bath (first. and second floors), 12.-
Rooms with lavatory and water
closets (first and second floors), 88.
Total . rooms on first and second
Rooms with lavatory and water
cftsets (basement), 32.
Total guest rooms in building, 218.
There is some unassigned space
in the basement and some assigned
to help rooms which might be used
to better advantage if certain condi
tions should exist. '
Billiard and other amusement
room on third floor, wtih provision
for roof garden If desired.
Kitchen and boiler room to be lo
cated back of main building as
shown on the drawings,
i Other suggestions call for the
Spanish style of architecture; strict
ly fireproof construction throughout,
making the floor slabs of reinforced
concrete; three stairways from base
ment to attic, also one incline to run
from basement to attic or roof gar
den so that guests who are lame can
be wheeled to their destination; all
bath rooms Inside rooms with vent
shafts above the roof line.
RESTRAINING ORDER ISSUED.
Erectiun of Brick Building in Med
ford Halted Temporarily.
A temporary restraining order has
been Issued by Frank M. Calkins,
judge of the circuit court, stopping
the erection of the Neidermeyer
brick building at the corner of
Eighth and Fir streets, in Medford,
as. the building is so close to the
Rogue River Valley Railroad that the
box cars strike the bricks.
Tfcc railroad bases its suit for tu
injunction on a deed given the rail
road 22 years ago by the owner of
the lot at that time, which grants,
for a consideration of $100, the right
to the corner for the operation of the
tracks,, including several feet where
cars hang over the private property
Mr. Neidermeyer, who recently
purchased the lot, started the erec-
tion of a two-story brick livery sta-
ble. The south wall runs nearly to
the track, so close that a box car has
already dislodged some of the brick.
Work must cease now until the suit
filed by Barnum is settled.
ItHiEGAMA ROAD ABANDONED.
SuiKiintendent Abbott and Family
Leave for East.
With the completion of the timber
cut in the vicinity of Pokegama and
the subsequent tearing up of the
railroad from that point to Fall
River, the existence of Pokegama as
an active mill center passed away.
The mill has been moved to Upper
Klamath Lake and the Weyerhauser
road from Fall River to Thrall has
been leased to the California & Ore
gon Power Company.
As a result of these changes, E. T.
Abbott, who has made his home in
this city for several years, has re
moved with his family to their for
mer home In Minneapolis. Mr. Ab
bott and family are well known in
Ashland and their departure is re
gretted by a host of friends. Mr.
Atibott has been in the employ of
the Weyerhauser company for a
number of years in the capacity of
( LVSTRUCTI XG FISH . V
Dam Soon to Be
Work on the fishway on the north
side of the river at the Ament dam
was resumed Monday by a crew of
men under the direction of Warden
Sandry. The ladder is btAng exten
ed about thirty feet Into the water
and will allow the fish to ascend in
very low water. The ladder on the
south side is in excellent condition
and the fish are having no difficulty
in the ascending. Editor Hammers
ly in company with Mr. Sandry while
looking over the works Monday esti
mated that at least 250 fish per hour
were ascending the ladder. When
the ladder on the north side is com
pleted, which will take but a short
time, there will be no excuse for the
fish to not ascend the river. Rogue
Dr. J. E. Endelman has returned
and will be in his office from 9 to
12 a. m. and 1:30 to 4:30 p. m. each
Money to loan on Improved ranch
es, first mortgages; mixed farms pre
ferred. W. D. Hodgson, Ashland.
Phone 4 2 7-J.
WOUND PROVES FATAL.
Redwood Teacher Dies From Acci
dental Shot in Leg.
Charles Serve, a teacher, recently
of Redwood, Cal., who has been vis
iting at the home of W. A. Van
goaum, in Evans valley, for the past
two months, accidentally shot him
self while hunting in the vicinity of
Wilcox gulch, Saturday, and after
lingering at death's door, passed
away at the Ashland hospital Mon
Serve was in company with Will
Williams. The country they were in
was rough and precipitous. The
rifle that Serve carried was a 30-30
automatic. He neglected to lock the
safety, and when he suddenly slipped
the rifle was discharged, the bullet
entering his right ankle and plow
ing upward to the knee, completely
shattering the limb. Williams was
but a short distance from the victim
of the accident at the time. After
making a hasty examination he left
to get help. Dr. Woods of Rogue
Kiver Hurried to the rescue and
dressed the wound. The injured
man was brought to Rogue River
and later taken to Ashland.
Serve was a highly educated man.
having taught In the department of
science in some of the best schools
of Calitornia. He has been in ill
health for some time and came here
for a vacation.
lOTATOES BEING SHIPPED.
For First Time, Balance is in Favor
The first car. of potatoes ever
shipped out of the Rogue river val
ley was sent out last wek. It is esti
mated that the potato crop will be
between 30.000 and 40,000 sacks as
against less than half the quantity
A year ago some twenty odd cars
of potatoes were imported by the val
ley, showing that the valley is daily
becoming more self-sustaining, the
result principally of the extension of
irrigating systems and the increased
use of water.
Hay is also being shipped from the
valley this year, when a year ago a
net total of 163 cars were imported.
Egg shipments continue weekly,
and for the first time no eggs have
been shipped in for some months.
There will be a special musical
service in the Presbyterian church
next Sabbath evening at 8 p. in. The
program will consist of choruses,
duets, solos and other features, Ser
vice will not be over an hour idtiu.
This will be the last v ured, conl(Y.
uuui auer ine vacation
CHILD WANDERS AWAY
'1 hreo-Veur-Old Daughter of Ante
lope Rancher Smim1s Night Under
Rush, Three Miles From Home.
After wandering alone and lost for
24 hours, the 3-year-old daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Bradshaw, who
reside on the Antelope property
owned by the Rogue River Commer
cial Orchard Company, was found
Sunday afternoon, tired out but un
harmed, after nearly a hundred
friends and neighbors had spent a
full day and night hunting for her.
The little one wandered away Satur
day morning and was not found until
the next day at noon, three miles
from the home.
Saturday morning Mrs. Bradshaw
was very busy with her housework
anil, did not notice that Marie, her
3-year-old daughter, was straying
away. Later she began a search and
could not find the child. She then
summoned help and by nightfall the
irrigation ditch had been drained
and searched, the well had been
drained and every building searched.
With nightfall the search was re
doubled but no trace was found of
Sunday morning one of the search
ers found a small gingham apron
worn by the child about two miles
from the farm house. This placed
the searchers on the trail of the ci.
and about a mile farther on tne lit
tle one was found. No injury has re
suited from the night in the open.
"I slept under a bush," was the
child's only explanation.
Cooking By Electricity.
An exhibition that will be of spec
ial interest to the ladies of Ashland
is being given every morning and
afternoon this week at 81 Oak street,
formerly occupied by P. B. Fuller.
Demonstrations of all kinds of elec
tric cooking appliances are being
made by Mrs. Colby, the celebrated
New York cooking expert, who has
been specially engaged by the Gen
eral Electric Company for this pur
pose. A cordial Invitation Is extended to
all the ladies of Ashland to call and
see the great advantages of electric
ity for cooking and all household
Mrs. Colby uses the well-known
G. E. appliances exclusively and will
be glad to fully explain them In de
tail. Jersey Cow Lost.
If found, hold and notify W. A.
Pearson, Siskiyou, and get $10.()()i
Fawn color; short legs; slight slit in
one ear; tail some black and slightly
trails the ground; wore halter with
small bell attached with - wire; 8
years old; giving milk; very gentle
and answers to name of Nell.
Lorlmer can have a vacation.
C. B. LAM KIN AND E. V. CARTER
DRIVE ALMOST TO RIM.
ENCOUNTER VERY LITTLE SNOW
Machines Run to Within Quarter
Mile of Crater Roads Both Ways
ReMrted to Be in Fine Condi,
E. V. Carter and C. B. Lamkin.
with a party of ten, drove their ma
chines to within a quarter of a mile
of the rim of Crater Lake last Satur
day. The party, which was made up
of Mr. and Mrsr Lamkin, Mr. and
Mrs. Carter, Mrs. Ella Mills, Miss
Ella Ford of Chicago, Miss Nina
Ford of Georgia, Mrs. Kidd and son
Paul of Oakland, Cal., and H. R.
Lamkin, left Ashland at 6:45 Satur
day morning, going up by the Rogua
river road over the Bybee bridge,
through Trail and Prospect. They
made a two-hour stop on the road
and arrived at the superintendent's
office at Camp Arant at 6:30 in the
evening. They spent the night at
the camp, which they report overrun
with visitors, so much so that the
superintendent was obliged to open
his home for them for the night.
Sunday morning was spent at the
lake, which members of the party say
surpasses In grandeur anything they
have yet seen on the continent. The
last quarter mile was impassable for
autos on account of the snow, which
is from one to three feet deep, and
the party was obliged to make this
short distance on foot. The weather
was favorable and a splendid view
of the lake and surroundings was af
forded. Several hours were spent
The return trip was made by way
of Klamath Falls, the party arriving
at that point at 4 o'clock Monday af
ternoon. It was their original Inten
tion to spend the night at Klamath.
Falls, but the machines had been
running so smoothly that the run In
was attempted. It was 11 o'clock
when they reached Ashland, the
Green Spring Mountain road having
all to be traversed in the dark. Pine
hurst was reached at K.
They report no bad luck with their
machines, both cars making the tri
without mishap and running smooth
ly at all times, The roads both com
ing and going are reported to be ex
cellent. Mr. Lamkin stated that it
was not difficult to tell when they
reached the county line on the re
turn, the Klamath side of the line
presenting a perfect highway, while
the Jackson county side was far in
ferior. COBIRN & WATKINS SELL.
New Proprietors Will Oxrato as G.
A, R. Shoe Shop.
A deal was consummated last Mon
day whereby Coburn & Watkins turn
over their shoe repairing establish
ment to W. M. Lyman and son or
San Bernardino, Cal. Mr. Lyman is
an old soldier and will conduct the
shop as the O. A. R. Repair Shop.
The new firm will abandon the pres
ent quarters of the company and will
open up in the building next to Lam
kin's real estate office. Mr. Lyman,
his son and daughter are already in
the city, while Mrs. Lyman has gone
to Washington for a few weeks' visit
before returning to make Ashland
THIEVES LOOT WRECKAGE.
Nevacht State Police Go to IVotect
Reno, Nev. Because thieves are
looting the wrecked homes of the
survivors and victims of the recent
Mazuma and Seven Troughs cloud
burst. Governor Oddie has sent state
police to the scene. The thieves have
been making a systematic search of
the wreckage for property, while pre
tending to aid the work of rescue.
It has been definitely determined
that the number of deaths from the
cloudburst was seven, while as many
more are seriously injured. A great
crowd of sightseers visited the sceno
today. WILL PAY2PER CENT
Local Banks Offer Interest on Daily
Balances of City and School
' Funds. !
Members of the city council met
In committee of the whole Tuesday
evening and considered many impor
tant matters. Among them was a
proposition from the First National
and United States National banks,
made jointly to the city and to school
district No. 5, to pay 2 per cent In
terest on daily balances deposited
with them. This proposition la in
line with a custom among many
banks in the handling of public
funds and will mean considerable
to the city. The offer goes into ef
fect August 1.
The daily balance of the city fluct
uates from $30,000 to $100,000.
which indicates that a minimum in
terest of approximately $600 will
come Into the treasury from this
source. The school district will also
reap a substantial benefit from this