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VOL. XXXVII ASHLAND, OREGON, MONDAY, JULY 29 19P
- J. L: NUMBER 18
MSKIYOl' CLUIJ MAKING
' LARGE PARTY.
TO REACH SUMMIT AT SUNRISE
Plan is to Leave City Saturday After
noon and Kvening, Making Trip
From- Long's Cabin By Moon
light. The Siskiyou Club of this city is
laying plans for the ascent of Mount
Ashland next Saturday night, the
party to leave here in the afternoon
and evening, going as far as Long's
cabin in two divisions and making
the balance of the trip, to the summit
by moonlight.. A cordial invitation
is extended to all who wish to join
the party, which already is quite
The plan, as outlined by the club
officers, is to leave Ashland in two
parties, the first starting at 2 in the
afternoon by foot and proceeding as
Xar as Long's cabin, where they will
rest until midnight. The second
party will leave by team about 10
o'clock in the evening, driving to
Long's, where the two parties will
combine and proceed by moonlight
to the summit, arriving in time for
the sunrise, which is the most beau
tiful period of the day. The view
at this hour is said to be magnifi
cent. The return will be made leis
urely toward evening, Sunday.
The full number of the party will
be known the latter part of the week.
Already more than a dozen have sig
nified their intention of going. The
number is not restricted. All desir
ing to go should notify either C. B.
Watson or F. C. Routledge, who have
charge of the expedition. Arrange
ments may be made for as many as
desire to go by team late Saturday
night and similar arrangements for
the return trip by speaking to the
above named gentlemen as early as
possible. Arrangements must be
completed by Friday evening.
The trip by night will be easy on
account of the cool air. The moon
J'ill furnish ample light to make the
"oing safe. From Long's cabin
those who have horses may take
their own gait, while those who go
afoot must submit to the rules of the
party and follow the leader. Either
Mr. Watson or Mr. Routle'dge will
take the lead and will set the pace as
he thinks the party can stand, stop
ping to rest whenever it is thought
necessary. A telescope will be car
ried and everyone will be given an
opportunity to view the wonders of
the surroundings. No arrangements
will be made for meals, everyone be
ing responsible for his own lunches,
but there will be the usual tamp cof
The trip promises to be a pleas
ant one. 1 he party will be made up
of both ladies and gentlemen and a
jolly good time is promised. It is
desired that all who wish to join re
port as early asv possible in order
that definite arrangements may be
Scholarships Placed. .
The Ladies' Civic Improvement
Club announce that they have dis
posed of two scholarships pledged for
the Polytechnic School last June.
The names of the fortunate young
people are not given.
Men's suits dry cleaned this
month for $1.00. Ladies', garments
also reduced. Goods called for and
delivered. Phone 141. Orres' Tail
oring and Cleaning Shop.
National Packing Company Offices in
This City Puss to Swift Change
Will Have Little Effect Here.
' The voluntary dissolution of the
National Packing Company to con
form to the national anti-trust laws'
will, have its effect on the industry
in Ashland, the change going into
effect this morning. Under the con
ditions of this dissolution, the stock
of the National Packing Company is
divided up among the separate stock
holders, the Swift company assuming
the Pacific coast plants for Its share
of stock. From this morning, the
local office is no longer an office of
the National Packing Company but
passes under the control of the Swift
Packing Company. There will be no
change in the local management, but
the products handled will be Swift
products after the present stock pf
goods of the former company is
START XKW TOWX.
Site Between Salem and Portland to
The Armstrong Townsite Company,
composed of H. H. Horrman, B, N.
Garrett and associates, has pur
chased 200 acres on the Oregon Elec
tric, 28 miles rrom Portland and
midway between Portland and Salem,
for the purpose of building a town
to be called Armstrong. The new
owners report , that the Armstrong
Manufacturing Company will build a
$15,000 foundry and factory there,
employing 200 or 300 men. The
company reports that it has an op
tion on 500 acres additional, which
will be cut into acre tracts. .
Animals Going Into Mountains
Game Warden C. M. Ramsby and
Henry Stout, who is assisting him,
returned to Klamath Falls Tuesday
from a trip into the mountains on
the west side of Upper Lake.
" Mr. Ramsby states that the deer
are quite plentiful in the mountains
this year, and from information he
has received the woods will be full of
hunters when the season opens the
first of August. The deer, which
come down into the lowlands ear)y in
the spring, are beginning to move
back into the mountains.
"You can say," said the game war
den, "that it will be well for the
hunters to be careful and not to vio
late the deer law in regard to does,
for if anybody is caught with a doe
they need not be disappointed if they
should have to return to Klamath
Falls and make an explanation be
fore the justice, because we want it
distinctly -understood .that there is
to be no violation permitted of the
deer law, and' want the assistance of
all true sportsmen."
OIL IN SMS , VALLEY
Ranchers Declare They Have Found
Sand That Indicates the Pres
ence of Product.
That the fertile acres of Sam's val
ley, dotted with the finest farms and
orchards in southern Oregon, are
underlaid with mineral wealth in the
form of crude petroleum, is the be
lief of W. G. Myers of Gold Hill and
of those who have shared, in his in
vestigations. Although from the natural indica
tions and accompaniments of an oil
bearing region, namely, the profuse
presence of shale, leaf and tree fos
sils, and carboniferous formations,
Mr. Myers had some time since real
ized the possibilities of the situation,
it was not until recently, when he
discovered an almost certain indica
tion of the presence of oil, thai he
gave the matter serious thought.
Mr. Myers, in partnership with W.
T. Ward, is owner of a fine fruit
ranch in the north end of the valley,
where the first foothills herald the
mountains beyond. It was on this
ranch, while cutting a road over the
hillside, he disclosed' a vein of what
appeared to be typical oil sand 18
inches in depth and of unknown ex
tent. Samples submitted to experts
at San Francisco by Mr. Myers in
person were declared to be the real
oil sand and indicative of a good
wield at no very great depth. Later
a competent engineer, k looking
over the grounds, assured the pro
prietors that oil might possibly be
foundat a depth of less than 1.000
feet, and if so discovered it would
undoubtedly be a paraffine base oil
of the highest grade.
Portions of Sam's valley with the
surrounding rock walls tally in ideal
fashion with the location of some
famous gushers, and lignite coal has
been found, to further enhance the
possibility of a strike.
PLACKH GROUND SOLD.
Important Deal lut Through Xeur
Another big mining deal, one of
the most important ever put through
in the district, has just been closed
up, whereby the bulk of the placer
ground on Grave creek, located
about fourteen miles from Grants
Pass, passes into the hands of a Cali
' The deal is one of considerable
magnitude and is destined to revolu
tionize mining operations in this sec
tion, as the property is to be worked
as a dredging proposition and em
braces over 3,000 acres of ground
situated in the Grave creek district,
in this county. It Includes a number
of the bes't ranches' in that vicinity
and affords ideal conditions for the
dredge. The company taking over
the property is one of, the most sub
stantial of California's big dredging
concerns, the Oio Power & Light
Company, of Oroville, and it now has
its engineer on the ground with
drills, and just as fast as the ground
is tested out dredges will be in
stalled. The property includes most
ly virgin soil, being too flat to work
with hydraulic outfits. All of the
neighboring placers have yielded ex
ceedingly well, and it naturally fol
lows that this body will return some
millions to the investors.
The Med ford team win play a
game with Weed next Sunday at
This is for the championship of
this section and promises to be. a
At Yreka a week ago the Medford
team lost to Weed by a score of 4
to 7 in a ten-Inning game, hotly con
tested. A special train will run from Weed
and intermediate towns, reaching
Mearord at 11 a. m.
Mediord holds the championship
or southern Oregon . and Weed or
In addition to the championship
honors a purse of $500 goes to the
The citizens of Sumner, Wash., as
a result of a row with the city coun
cil, have begun proceedings to have
the .town disincorporated and put
into the hands of a receiver.
Oregon City Is considering the
proposition of appointing a business
manager for the city in lieu of a
SAYS COUNTY COULD NOT BUILD
The decision of Judge Calkins in
the Med ford bridge case was given
out this morning. The conclusion
reached by the Judge is that the
county has not sufficient funds for
the construction of the bridge and
should therefore be restrained from
doing so. The full text of the de
In the Circuit Court of the state of
Oregon in and for Jackson county.
Benton Bowers et al. plaintiffs, vs.
J. R. Neil et ah, defendants.
The record in this case shows that
there was on hand in the treasury
on January 1, 1912, $6,340.04, and
that there has since been received
from other sources than 1911 taxes'
$6,000; that the general levy of 1.9
mills will produce approximately
$72,000, and the road levy will pro
duce approximately $76,000. Then
the total assets of the county for the
purposes of this case are $160,340.
04. The treasurer has paid out of
this money for redemption of road
warrants, $45,724.80, and for war
rants for general purposes, $40,027.
48; that the sheriff has received for
taxes, warrants for road purposes.
$12,253.40, and for general purposes,
$4,510.66, or a total of $102,516.34.
This sum has been paid out and is
gone, and must be deducted from the
assets of the county in order to as
certain whether there is any money
anywhere for the bridge.
It also appears that the running
expense of the county is $4,000 per
month, and for five months prior to
bringing this suit, $20,000 has been
appropriated from the general fund
by operation of law for this purpose.
Then the amount of credit in any
fund which the county can apply to
the bridge must be reduced bv this
item. Or if it be urged that this is
a debt and should not be deducted
from the available general fund,
then we must say that there is no
money at all in the general fund, for
it has all been appropriated by oper
ation of law to pay the oldest out
standing warrants, which the record
admits amount to upwards Of $20i,
000. involuntarily contracted.'
Then from this balance we deduct
the warrants issued this year against
the road fund, for work done this
year, $16,116.62, and the second
Twohy Bros, contract, let this year,
and prior to the bridge contract, we
find we have not enough in aJI of
the available resources of the county
to build the bridge.
The account will stand as follows:
In treasury January 1..$ 6,340.04
From sources other than
1911 taxes 6,000.00
Amount of general fund
Amount of road levy. . . 76,000.00
Total assets $160, 340. U4
Paid by treasurer, road
warrants $ 45,724.80
Paid by treasurer, gen
eral warrants 40,027.48
Received by sheriff lor
taxes, road warrants. 12,253.40
Received by sheriff for
taxes, general war
suits ' ' 4,510.66
General expenses for five
Warrants issued against
1912 road account... 16,116.62
Twohy Bros., second con
Balance applicable to
This is the most favorable result
I can reach lor the bridge. Or if we
WIN A SCHOLARSHIP.
Prizes Offered in Polytechnic
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 Bold to some one for $125.
Now how many will get in and (frill
for this excellent offering by the Tid
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
$125. 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.
The Washington State Federation
of Women's Clubs has decided to
hold Its next annual session at Ellens-burg.
STRUCTURE WITHOUT INCURRING
AND SHOULD BE RESTRAINED
look at the matter from another
standpoint, we find the treasurer has
paid out for road and general war
rant redemption, and the sheriff has
redenimed in payment or taxes, a to
tal of $102,516.34. Of this, the cash
on hand and the money received
from other sources, $12,340 04
should be deducted, and 'e have
$90,176.30, more than one-half of
which must be road monev. In the
proportion of 20 to 19. But half
and half will be sufficient for the
purpose, and we find one-half, or
$45,088.15, is derived from the road
levy. This deducted from the total
road levy of $76,000 gives $30,911.
85 left of the road levy not already
From this amount if we deduct the
warrants Issued against the 1912
road fund, $16,116.52, and the sec
ond Twohy Bros, contract, which is
prior to the bridge contract, $5,452 -25,
we have left $9,343.08 to apply
to the building of the bridge.
But if we take the most reasonable
figures to my mind, we shall arrive
at this result: It is stated in de
fendant's brief that two-thirds of the
taxes have been collected. Jt is
seated in the stipulation that all of
the moneys were placed in the gen
eral fund, and that they have all
been paid out of the redemption of
warrants. This leaves one-third or
the road fund and one-third of the
general fund available. The general
fund has already all been appropri
ated and must be used to pay off the
oldest outstanding involuntary In
debtedness. Against the bridge
fund, $16,116.52 for road purposes
in 1912, and Twohy Bros.' second
contract tor $5,452.25, is prior to
the bridge contract, which leaves us
only $3,797.89 to apply to the build
ing of the bridge.
It is argued that everything "that
'has been done must be considered as
having affected only the general
fund and that the bridge fund is in
tact; but I am unable to see how we
can say that when the money is spent
and gone, we still have it In hand
and can use it. Nor do I know any
process whereby we can transfer
moneys from.the general fund to the
road fund to make up for such def
icit. As to the other branch of the case,
the right of the county to build a
Jj.ifl.'if ti. Medford. 1 have not gone
extensively, as it Is not necessary to
a determination of the case as I see
it. But it would seem to me that a
special law, imposing upon a county
the duty of building and maintaining j
a image, would fall within the pro
vision of Article IV, Section 23. It
has been often held that thi
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was amended. But while that would
no doubt be true as affecting the
city, it would seem that it would not
be true, when an attempt was made
to throw a burden on the county by
a special enactment.
I have reached the conclusion that
the county cannot carry out the con
tract for the bridge without incur
ring additional indebtedness, and
tutional limitation did not apply to l"K lu,lu lowers or wiiat pur
clues, because the control of roads l'01'te(l t0 oe a" account of certain
and streets within the city is part of I toutu11 proceedings, to the errect
municipal functions, and permitted I 1 at the l'nite' States National Bank
by Article XI, Section 2, before it!?"" the Kirst Nt'onal Bank of Ash-
ju.i.uiitti i iitici'icu HfPn, ctllU
ing to do so.
F. M. CALKINS, Judge.
We have extended our cut prices
on wood ten days. Book your orders
now. Sixteen-lnch block wood $2.00,
by the load. Phone 420-J.
The new fall and winter samples
are now on display at Fuller's.
Prices cheaper than ever.
OX THI? WAV HOMK.
Pi-of. William 10. Snyder Will Spend
Vacation in Ashland.
Friends of Prof. Snyder will be
glad to learn that he is on his way
to Ashland and will arrive some time
this week.. The following clipping
is from the Decatur Herald, under
date of July 19:
"W. E. Snyder, professor of plpe
organ and piano playing at the Milll
kin Conservatory of Music, will leave
the first or the week for the Pacific
coast. Prof. Snyder will complete
his work at the Millikin summer
school Saturday and will make the
trip west as a part of the vacation
which he will take until the first or
September. Me will then return to
take up his work with the beginning
of the fall term.
"Mr. Snyder will be accompanied
on his western trip by Everett Dono
van. 1222 East Eldorado street, a
pupil In the Conservatory of Music.
The trip will be made over the Can
adian Paciric route and several of
the most interesting points will be
visited. Mr. Snyder is owner or a
fruit ranch near Ashland, Oe., and
this will be their destination. The
greater part of the summer will he I
spent on the ranch and neighboring
points in Oregon. They will then
travel down the coast and return
Newberg has granted the Ynmhlll
Electric Company a 25-vpar fran-
cnise which will return income to the
city on a percentage basis.
The only serious trouble confront
ing mankind now is getting the Kan
sas crop harvested.
should be restrained from att(finnt-ilnelr
KEEP WITHIN PARTY.
La Follette so Advises All Progres.
Madison, Wis. Bitter denuncia
tion or Theodore Roosevelt and a
warning to progressives to sacrifice
everything to keep the progressive
organization within the republican
party, is voiced by .Senator Robert
M. La Follette in a signed editorial
in his magazine. La Follette's Week
ly. After asserting that Roosevelt
is not a real progressive, La Follette
"It was not until five months ago
that Roosevelt made the so-called
declaration of hiB principles. Short
ly thereafter he abandoned all at
tempts to discuss hiB 'principles.'
" Ignoring the issues of progres
sivlsm, Roosevelt lured the president
into a campaign so bitterly personal
that, at the time of the Chicago con
vention, the frenzy and passion
aroused subordinated everything to
a fierce scramble to seat delegates
and secure the nomination. Upon
this squabble for office it is pro
posed to destroy the sound and vital
WILL PAY2PER CENT
Irfx-al Ranks Offer Interest on Daily
-.a lances of City and School
We, the undersigned members of
the board of directors oi the Citi
zens' Banking & Trust Company or
Ashland, Ore., hereby certify that at
the regular monthly meeting or said
board on June 6, 1912, we decided
to allow Interest at the rate or 2 per
cent on daily balances on all public
funds deposited with this bank
H. F. POM I.AND, '
J. P. DODGE,
W. F. LOOM IS,
C. B. LAMKIN,
JOHN A. HARVEY. '
Subscribe 1 and sworn to before
me this 29th day of July, 1912
ROY G. WALKER, '
(L. S., Notary Public for Oregon.
Cluing and Eng.
Probably the most elastic, word in
our language today is the word
"progressive. ' Statesmen have
stretched it to cover every policy and
ism yejl promulgated to catch votes,
varVniiiv.injr ,0Wly VOte.r m"
' ; u ''r,'0'"'
tle opJ ' a.i me virtues
; , " Bier auout
i.iag.c worn. Kven In bus nHK
n...h' . . .
muul oimisBuiciii. Ann because vwrtftn riwii w fn. ti.. ... .
i. ami to oe progressive In our line I
o,i. . e rwi1 Ule clevel'
appearing in last IB- j
I 1 ...
laiui were going to nav uteres! nn
city and school funds entrusted to
Nothing very amusing about that,
you say? But stop! Look! Listen!
Tiie article in question, which was
signed by the Siamese Twins of local
banking, started: "Upon Investiga
tion we find that many banks are
pn.Miig interest on public money In
'i's. We will therefore, be
. . . . ' w ii.
ginning with August 1, 1912, pay to
the city of Ashland und to School
District ,o. u two per cent on such
average daily balances as are depos
ited with us."
Don't you see It yet? After 28
years under one management, Chang
suddenly learns that it Is the custom
to pay interest on public funds. He
communicates the Information to
Eng. whereupon they both rush to
the local newspaper offices with their
startling discovery and, at 10 cents
per line, are permitted to announce
to the public that hereafter they are
going to do what others have long
been doing, I. e., paying Interest on
public funds deposited with them.
ah, now you laugh and I perceive
you feel the dint or humor. (My
upologles to the late Marc Antony.)
Yes, It is amusing. And yet both
Chang and Eng doubtless consider
themselves progressive, not realizing
that, while they were making prog
lei's, it is not "progressive" njerely
to follow tlje progressive Ideas In
augurated by the Citizens Banking &
It may occasion some comment
that the Twins said nothing about
pajing interest on county funds and
ail. fl(!M I'PUK nv thK. 1.. ... .!. ...1.1..
. .. I-,lc.1 lu Ule willisana i.i,z4S pounds of pressure
lie and furthermore the ninusing in- to the square foot. The test was a
ciuent that Inspired this letter is or success in every way and the men got
peculiar interest to all. their, money for putting in Just t
tne funds or other school districts. I t,l,s "icetlng six of the big lines of
Can It be that they already hiiveit,IB country will be represented and
these funds In their charge and don't i ,llh ln lailroad circles will be
care to waste bait? No use to overdo 1,1 nl tendunce. When asked If there
the progressive business, you know! WUK aiO' foundation to the rumor
However, we shouldn t expect too
much. It is hard to teach an old dog
new tricks, and after doing business
twenty-six and eleven yeurs respect
ively wlthoijt paying any Interest on
deposits whatever, It rather goes
against the grain for the Twins to
have to meet competition now.
All this emphasizes the fact that
the establishment or "The Bank that
Helps the People" was a God-send to
Ashland, as It was organized with
the modern Idea that a bank should
be a public convenience and not oper
ated entirely in the Interest or Its
And In conclusion will suy, that
we propose to keep up the good work
and hope that by progressive compe
tition we may force our competitors
to become great factors in the up
building of Ashland.
JOHN A. HARVEY, Cashier.
LKKH AND SAXHERSOX
WATCHES ANDMONEY ARE TAKEN
Police Have Clew to Robbers, Who
Are StipKKKl to Have Gone North
Thefts Committed Sunday Mom.
inie Families Not Awakened.
A pair of robbers entered the
homes of Councilman Sanderson on
the Boulevard and M. S. Van Leer on
North Main street early Sunday morn
ing and succeeded in getting away
with a watch from each place and
some money from the Van Leer
home. The robberies were commit
ted after midnight, the marauders
entering through windows and per
forming their work so skillfully that
no one in the house was disturbed.
The families In both cases sleep up
stairs and the robbers confined their
operations to the lower floor.
In the Sanderson home a gold
watch and a revolver were taken and
in the Van Leer home a lady's gold
watch and $15 in money. In the
former case the robbers found a
charm with Mr. Sanderson's Initials
attached. This they dumped, togeth
er with the revolver, in the alley at
the rear of the house. Mr. Sander
son did not know of the robbery un
til the discovery or these articles led
to an Investigation.
Two suspicious characters were
seen In the vicinity of the Provost
home on Fork street about midnight
Saturday night and Night Watchman
Hake chased a couple of hoboes north
on the track Sunday morning, but
was unable to overtake them. It is
thought these may be the ones want
ed. $iiT A Ml NUT F.
Men Paid Lilx-i-ally for Testing New
Kor "own 200 feet, under the
I surraee of Puget Sound in a new sub
marine, eight men received $250
apiece, not long ago. This is a ves-
i se cniiini iu,i i, ii,.,
Mn & I'' ' Company for
1 . "
tne uovernnieiit. Th .inf
oust rating the little craifH ai.nir
' I'wov. j I KCIili-
lnlm,t8 r t'- Another submarine
or tne same model is to be launched
from the same yards in the very near
future. Several similar ships are
also being built there for the Chilean
Jackson County Given $l(l(l,(l(IO.((0
By State Ti-eiiNiii-fi-.
Jackson county for the coining
school year has been apportioned
$156,660.60 by the state treasurer,
out of the school funl, which will bo
repaid at 6 per cent interest, with
sufficient security. The amounts
will be divided among the different
districts for expenses during 1912
13. The total amount loaned by the
state is $5,491,500.13.
Gilliam county leads with the sum
of $405,129.82, .Umatilla is second
with $390,137.80, Marion county is
using $291,050.28 of tile scliool
money and Multnomah only $119
294.90. OFF FOR JONFERENCE
Agent G. N. Kramer left Friday
Evening for Portland to Attend
Meeting of Railway Officials.
Agent (1. N. Kramer left Friday
evening for Portland to attend a con
ference of lailroad officials on mat
ters of vital importance to the com
pany's Interests here and elsewhere.
Mr. Kramer will be absent several
days. While he did not state the ob
ject of the mooting, It Is understood
it has considerable significance.
Or greater importance, however,
will be the meeting lu San Francisco
August 12, at which Mr. Kramer will
lepiesent tills section ot Oregon. At
Ulut ln dispatchers would be re-
established here, Mr. Kramer said he
knew nothing of any such plans on
the part or the company.
List of letters remaining in the
Ashland postofflce for the week end
ing July 27, 1912:
Ladies Lydia S. Allen, Miss Ger
trude Brown, Miss Carrie Christina.
Miss Mary Christina, Miss P. I.
Flynn, Mrs. M. E. Gray.
Gentlemen C. T. Anderson (2),
John Blodgett, F. M. Campbell, F.
H. Chickering, F. G. Roper, Bud
Stoddard, Jas. VV. Scully.
These letters will be Bent to tha
deud-letter ofr Ice August 12, 1912,
ir not called tor before. In calling for
the above, please say "advertised,"
giving date of list. A charge of one
cent will be made on delivery.
JOHN R. CASEY, P. tl.