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Thursday, August 1, 1012.
l'rohiltilion Vnrtj Declares for Six
teen Inijtortant Principles Many
I'Lanks Same as Other Parties'.
Prohibition party 'b platform for
The prohibition party in national
convention at Atlantic City, N. J.,
July 10-12, 1912, recognizing God as
the source of all governmental au
thority, makes the following declara
tion of principles and policies:
1. The alcoholic drink traffic is
wrong; is the most serious drain on
t be wealth and resources of the na
tion: is detrimental to the general
welfare and destructive of the in
alienable rights of life, liberty and
the pursuit of happiness.
All laws taxing or licensing a traf
fic which produces crime, poverty
anil political corruption, and spreads
li.sf-.aKe and death, should be re
pealed. To destroy such a traffic
there must be elected to power a po
litical party which will administer
the government from the standpoint
that the alcoholic drink traffic is a
crime and not a business, and we
pledge that the manufacture, impor
tation, transportation and sale of al
rorolic beverages shall be prohibited.
2. Suffrage for women on the
same terms as for men.
3. A uniform marriage and di
vorce law. The extermination of
polygamy and the complete suppres
sion of the traffic in girls.
4. Absolute protection of the
rights of labor, without impairment
of the rights of capital.
5. The settlement of all interna
tional disputes by arbitration.
15. The abolition of child labor in
mines, workshops and factories, with
the rigid enforcement of the laws
now flagrantly violated.
7. The election of United States
senators by direct vote of the people.
8. A presidential term of six years
and one term only.
9. Court review of postoffice and
other departmental decisions and or
ders; the extension of the postal sav
ings bank system and of rural deliv
ery, and the establishment of an effi
cient parcels post.
10. The initiative, referendum'
11. As the tariff is a commercial
question it should be fixed on the
scientific basis of accurate knowl
edge, secured by means of a perma
nent, omni-partisan tariff commis
sion, with ample powers.
12. Equitable graduated income
and inheritance taxes.
13. Conservation of our forests
and mineral reserves, and the reclam
ation of waste lands. All mineral
and timber lands, and water powers,
now owned by the government,
should be held perpetually and leased
for revenue purposes.
14. Clearly defined laws for the
regulation and control of corpora
tions transacting an interstate busi
15. Efficiency and economy in
16. The protection of one day in
seven as a day of rest.
To these fundamental principles
the national prohibition party re
news its long allegiance, and on these
issues invites the co-operation of all
good citizens, to the end that the
true object of government may be at
tained, namely, equal and exact jus
tice for all.
I X VI .STIG ATE M 1 X I XG.
Kansas City Men looking Over Gold
Hill and Vicinity.
J. O. Fife and son of Kansas City
spent several days in Gold Hill and
virinity last week, says the Gold Hill
Mews, looking over mining properties
with a view to future investment.
They were accompanied by W. B.
Sk'TDian, the Grants Pass timber
a magnate, and were introduced to the
Signal opportunities of the Gold Hill
district by J. H. Beeman, who con
.ducted the party in a tour of the Sar
dine creek, Blackkweil and Willow
Springs properties. Both father and
son, who have long been associated
in mining, declared that they have
seen no better prospects elsewhere
not even in the famous Galice district
which they recently inspected. They
were attracted to Gold Hill by the
-splendid exhibit of this community at
the Grants Pass mining congress,
which was arranged largely through
the efforts of J. H. Beeman and Rex
II. Lampman. The Fifes, father and
son. until recently operated a fine
concession in the state of Sonora,
Mexico, and deserted tneir prospect
only when the ' sanguinary activities
of the Yaqui Indians and insurrectos
against aliens, and particularly
Americans, became too pronounced
for comfort. From this city they
departed for Kansas City, announc
ing their intention of returning to
Gold Hill within the next six months,
at which time they will in all proba
bility make a large investment in lo-
rai mining properties.
Klickitat County, Washington, Over
run With Reptiles.
Ooldendale, Wash. According to
rport from localities in Klickitat
r'tntitr i.ere rattlesnakes are found
h rrjUlni are much more numerous
t&j eAjtorj than In former years
ferl people have been bitten, but
wt deaths have resulted except that
o! tie 3-year-old daughter of a
rihr on Croftoti prairie, who was
fctrurk in the hand by a large rattler
MthUe hunting for a kitten in the gar
den bear the house, and died three
hour afterward. Charles McEwen
f Goldebdale killed seven rattle
rnaVea In the Hik Klickitat canyon,
while on a fishing trip to the Rusk
Soda Springs last week? ,
"I was cured of diarrhoea by one
dose of Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera
and Diarrhoea Remedy," writes M.
E. Gebhardt, Oriole, Pa. There is
nothing better. For sale by Poley's
UXCLK SAM VICTOR.
Balloon IjiihIs Near Hunker Hill. 823
Miles From Start.
Manassas, Va. Uncle Sam proved
a winner again Monday when the bal
loon of that name, piloted by Captain
H. E. Honeywell of St. Louis, landed
here in the early dawn near the his
toric Bull Run battlefield, having
defeated all other entires in the elim
ination race from Kansas City to de
cide which three balloons should take
part in the international balloon con
test to start from Stuttgart, Ger
many, October 26, for the James Gor
don Bennett trophy.
Captain Honeywell and his aide,
Roy F. Donaldson, passed 35 hours
in the air, and, as the crow flies,
covered a distance of 925 miles.
They alighted on the farm of John
Lewis, at 5 o'clock in the morning.
Neither slept while in the air.
"A storm which overtook us in our
eastward race and the fact that we
were approaching the Atlantic ocean
drove us to the earth," said Captain
Honeywell. "We could have re
mained in the air all day and if con
ditions had been favorable I believe
would have established an American
record. But when it began to rain
and with a storm surrounding us, we
were afraid we might be blown out
over the ocean."
Allowing for the fact that their
course from Kansas City to Manassas
roughly was in the shape' of a cres
cent, the airmen estimated that they
sailed more than 1,200 miles.
It was the captain's 17fth trip in
a balloon. His longest previous jour
ney was 870 miles.
The other two balloons which will
represent America in January are the
Kansas City II and the Drifter.
New Breed of Vandal Makes Apjiear.
ance in Portland.
A new breed of vandal has ap
peared in Portland the mailbox
parasite. His method of operation
is to drop a lighted match down the
mail tube of the large buildings and
ignite tne contents of the govern
Two fires of this character have
been discovered by the postmen, one
in the Wells-Fareo buildine and the
other in the Gerlinger. When the
carrier opened the Wells-Fargo box
he found it filled with smoke and a
large percentage of the contents in
cinders. He extinguished the fire
and saved some of the letters. At
the Gerlinger building the rrrlr
opened the mail soon after the fire
naa started and but two letters were
A large cotton cushion 1h nut in
the bottom of the mail boxes in high
buildings to break the force of the
fall ,of letters sent down the chute.
This cotton is very inflammable. By
sending down the chute a lighted
match or burning taper, it is easv to
get a spark into this cotton.
Postmaster Merrick says he knows
f no urotection. excent irnneral vie.
ilance. If every occupant of a large
building would have his office forn
watch carefully for some time, it is
uenevea tnat any one indulging in
this practice would be caught.
YOUXG FISH PROVIDED FOR.
Oregon Fares Well, Being Allowed
$50,000 for Two Hatcheries.
Washington, D. C. The house
committee on merchant marine and
fisheries has reported favorably an
omnibus appropriation bill for addi
tional fish hatching and fish culture
stations in the various states of the
Twelve states receive appropria
tions under the bill, Oregon being
the most iavored on the list. Eleven
of the states get $25,000 each for
the establishment of one station,
while Oregon gets $50,000 for the
establishment of two stations.
Representative Lafferty appeared
before the committee in behalf of
Oregon and made an argument in fa
vor of two stations, submitting a let
ter from the department of com
merce and labor to Senator Bourne
reciting that the salmo noutput of
tne Columbia river can be doubled in
four years by proper management.
Lafferty also submitted telegrams
from Secretary of State Olcott show
ing that the state of Oregon has re
cently appropriated $70,000 of state
money to promote fish hatcheries in
HOTEL MEX VOICE PROTEST.
Traveling Men Join in Objection to
Chicago. The hotel men of Illi
nois have declared against the par
cels post, fearful that its operation
will cause the traveling men to be
come as extinct a species, as the
pterodactyl and the dinosaur.
The action was taken at the recent
annual meeting In Chicago of the
Illinois Commercial Hotel Men's As
B. F. Clark of the Travelers' Pro
tective Association and A. F, Brun-'
dage of the United Commercial Trav
elers, representing the traveling
men's interests, appeared before the
"With the parcels post in opera
tion," they urged, "the hotels will
lose their best customers, the travel
ing men, as the small dealers will
order their goods by mail. The mail
order house will also boom and the
need for the traveling man will dis
The consensus of opinion at the
meeting was against the employers
liability law and for its repeal.
Whenever extra copies of the Tld
ings are wanted for sending to
friends, they can be secured at this
office If we are notified before pub
Telephone your social items to
Miss llawley between 9 a. tn. and 4
p in. each day. Call pheno 39.
King George and
Fs?'v fry"" ' -
Photo copyright, 1912. by American
A NOTABLE ceremony took place recently at Windsor, when the chap
ter of the Most Noble Order of the Garter was assembled to do homage
to the king, who is the head of the order, and to Queen Mary who
bears the title of Lady of the Order. This most ancient and honor
able of the English orders has twenty-six knights, the tweuty-flv'e beside
the king being known as knlehts-comnanlona. ph
mitted as supernumerary members.
the occasion to which reference has
enough, In St. George's chapel, for St George is the put. ..nnt of the order,
and the badge, which Is pendent from the gold collar of the insignia, la called
"the George." The photograph here reproduced shows the king and queen in
their robes of office enterlna- the rhnnol
GYPSUM All) TO CHOI'S.
Farmers Along White Salmon Use
Water for Fertilizer.
warm weather the water of the I
White Salmon river turns to a milky j
color. This transformation is not
caused by volcanic ash soil being
mixed with the stream," as is general
ly surmised, but is the result of
melted snow on Mount Adams rusti
ng through banks of gypsum located
on the west side of the mountain,
near its base.
The secret of the bountiful grain
and grass crops raised in the' Trout
Lake region is credited to irrigation,
the water of which comes from the
White Salmon river, and especially
are beneficial results obtained when
the stream is of a whitish color, the
gypsum penetrating the soil and act
ing as a fertilizer. Some of the
ranchers turn this water on their
lands when irrigation is not needed,
but realize the importance of fertil
ization, from which the best crop re-
buiis me uuiaiueu. i
Your Printed Matter and Ad- ::
vertising Typography from Us i:
JEW methods in selling goods have revolu
tionized all of the. business world durina
the past few years. A prominent advertising ex
pert struct twelve vhen he called Printing "The
Silent Salesman." As a salesman Mr. Printing
is a great success. He never misrepresents you
and he never butts in when he isn't wanted. He
can'always wait until Mr. Prospect is ready. Un
like some salesmen he doesn't try to . tell all he
hwws the first trip. He can cnll on another day
for two cents. Now is the time to send your mail
salesman out talking for Fall business. Let 1 us
dress him up for you.' We have devoted many
years to the study of his needs and know just
what constitutes the strongest appeal in" his attire.
"Home of Good Printing"
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The religious cer- pertaining tc
been mad ti . ,nn,.,.u..i.
MANY PATEXTS WAITING.
Commissioner of General Iiand Office
Gives Xuniher as 250,000.
Washington, D. C. The commis
sioner of the general land office says
that at the present time 250,000 land
patents are held in the general land
office awaiting the application of the
owners to receive them. The posses
sion of a patent is not absolutely nec
essary to pass title to the entrymen,
consequently thousands of entrymen
entitled to patents do not make ap
plication for them and they have ac
cumulated until they have 'aggregat
ed the number given. Recently some
enterprising law firms have been
writing to entrymen offering to se
cure their land patents for them for
a nominal sum, and apparently are
doing literally a "land office busi
ness." The services of attorneys are
not necessary in order to obtain
these patents, and those entitled to
them can get them by making appli
cation to the officials of the local
land office in which their entries are
situated, without cost.
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Ashland, Oregon X
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TICKET LIMIT IS QUOTED.
Suit for Iokk of Baggage is Answered
By Company. .
San Francisco. The first word in
defense of the many damage suits
against the Pacific Coast Steamship
Company by passengers aboard the
ill-fated steamer Santa Rosa, which
went on the rocks off the Santa Cruz
coast a year ago, was filed in the su
perior court Monday.
The initial appearance of the com
puny Is in a suit to recover $520 for
loss of baggage, brought by George
A. Ryan. The complainant does not
ask for personal injury or inconven
ience damages, as do the other claim
ants, the total of whose suits for
damages exceed $300,000.
As against Ryan's claim the com
pany sets up that he has not sued
within the time limit fixed by print
ed contract on the reverse of his
ticket upon which the baggage lost
was checked. Neither was any de
mand for damages, it is asserted,
made upon any officer of the com
pany within the prescribed contract
Ryan's demand for damages was
made within the year provided in the
statutes in which action to recover
damages are permitted. This period,
it is the contention of the company,
is nullified where a ticket, upon
which a passenger is riding, bears a
contract requiring demand for dam
ages within a specified period short
er than covered b law.
STORY OK TORTURE TOLD.
Man Who Says He is American Vic
tim of Mexican Rebels.
San Antonio, Texas. Amado Su
arez, who said he was a citizen of
New York, arrived here Monday from
Monclova, Mexico, and related a
story of cruelties at the hands of
Mexican federal soldiers.
Suarez says he was arrested, sus
pected of being a rebel. For three
days after hi arrest, he said, he was
kept standing in a narrow cell, a
sentry being on hand to prod him if
he attempted to sleep or fell to the
floor from exhaustion.
Notwithstanding he steadfastly In
sisted he was an American citizen,
he said he was hung up by the
thumbs for more than an hour and
while in this position was given 38
strokes across the back with a sabre.
He fainted under the ordeal and ex
hibted scarred and badly wrenched
thumbs as proof of his story.
Next, said Suarez, he was impris
oned in a dungeon 43 days and then
sent to the front with the federal
troops. Finally he was released, but
before leaving prison signed a state
ment, with the muzzles of four ritles
pressed against his body as persua
sive arguments, that he had received
the best of treatment while held pris
AIR MISHAPS ARE DEFIXED.
Frenchman's Report Shows Unfitness
of Aviators Chief Cause.
A report on the causes of aero
plane accidents has just been pre
sented to the French Ecole Superi
eure Aeronautique by Major Renard.
He classifies the fatalities as fol
lows: Twenty-five per cent due to the
want of natural aptitude on the part
of the aviatoVs.
Thirteen per cent due to the in
sufficient training of the aviators.
Six per cent due to the desire of
aviators to "show off."
Six per cent due to rashness and
want of foresight on the part of avi
ators. Thirteen per cent due to imperfec
tions in the designs of the apparatus.
Twenty per cent due to flaws or
weaknesses in the machinery.
Ten or possibly 12 per cent due to
atmospheric currents and. similar
If that estimate be correct, a re
duction, in the percentage of acci
dents ought soon to be brought
about; a view which is held by the
new French League for the Greater
Security of Aviation.
CLOSE SLOT MACHIXES.
Prosecuting Attorney Issues Ban On
Devices in Medior!.
Monday marked the closing day
for the "nickel-in-the-slot" ma
chines in Medford. The' edict came
from Prosecuting Attorney Mulkey's
office after a careful examination of
the claims of the makers of the ma
chines for their existence.
. According to Mr. Mulkey, the ma
chines were leased out with direc
tions for technical circumvention of
the law. Should these directions
have been followed implicitly, no
cause for their removal could have
.According to the plan of -the mak
ers, a package of inferior gum was
to be given for each coin deposited
in the machine. In this manner each
player received sometning for his
money. It soon developed that no
one wished the gum and played the
-machine entirely for the chances that
it afforded for large returns in to
bacco or refreshments.
When the dealers were shown that
they were violating a law, no remon
strance was made against the order.
A vast amount of 111 health Is due
to impaired digestion. When the
stomach falls to perform its func
tions properly the whole system be
comes deranged. A few doses of
Chamberlains Tablets is all you
need. They will strengthen your di
gestion, invigorate your liver, and
regulate your bowels, entirely doing
away with -that miserable feeling due
to faulty digestion. Try.it. Many
others have been permanently cured
why not you? For sale by Poley's
Lightning striking the fire alarm
system at Vancouver, Wash., sent in
a general alarm and the firemen all
turned out In the rain and darkness
to answer it.
JUDGE FILES ANSWER
Arrhbald Admits PrtM ti ally All Act
in Inieac!iiiient Charges Rut
Washington, D. C. Admitting
practically all of the acts in the im
peachment charges against him, but
emphatically denying that he cor
ruptly used his judicial influence.
Judge Robert J. Archbald, of the
commerce court, Monday filed his
formal answer in the senate. He as
serted that no case had been made
against him by the house of repre
sentatives. , ;
Archbald admits being involved in
numerous coal deals while on the
bench. He admits soliciting high
railroad officials to further such
deals. He admits that promissory
notes bearing his endorsement were
presented to attorneys and litigants
in his court. He candidly concedes
he wrote letters to and visited rail
road officers to further private busi
ness negotiations for himself, asso
ciates and friends.
But the jurist says every such act
was innocent. He declares many
were without hope of private gain,
although realizing the railroads
would have cases before him in the
Archbald admits he figured in ne
gotiations with railroads heads' for
settlement of the suit of William F.
Boland, Archbald's accuser, against
tne carriers, but denies that he did
so for any pecuniary consideration.
The judge also admits writing let
ters to Helm Bruce, attorney for the
Louisville & Nashville railroad,
without consent of other parties in
the case, to get Bruce's opinion upon
evidence in the case. He denies such,
action was wrong.
"Solely out of friendship for Fred
Warnke," Archbald says, he asked
Reading Railway officials to extend
Warnke's coal lease.
The charge that he received mon
ey from Henry W. Cannon, capital
ist, identified with many railroads
which were concerned in litigation
before him, for a European trip, is
met by the statement that Cannon is
a relative by marriage. Archbald
denies ever favoring roads in which
Cannon was Interested. That he re
ceived a purse of $525, donated by
lawyers In his court when he left for
Europe, is admitted, but Archbald
says It was a mere testimonial or
friendship, which he could not have
refused without impugning the mo
tives of his friends.
STAR AXD JUMP,
Stowaway Japanese Attempt to Swim'
v Ashore at Portland.
Stabbing the' engineer in the shoul
der, M. Inowye and S. Yamamota,
stowaways oa the Japanese steam
ship Hokuto Maru, and who had been
handcuffed together for safe-keeping,
leaped overboard as the vessel
was coming up the Columbia river
Monday, evening and attempted to
swim ashore Lashed to a board,
and apparently most exhausted, one
of them was picked up by a fisher
man and taken to Kalama and placed
Two other members of the crew
escaped immediately after the arrival
of the steamer at the Banfield dock
at 2:30 in the morning. These were
K. Kosaka, a coal passer, and Y. Tel.
the cook, and they still are at large!
The Hokuto Maru, Captain S. Iwaz
awa, came' from Otaru with a cargo
of 1,200,000 feet of oak logs con
signed to the Pacific Lumber & Man
The account of the affair is that
the stowaways, handcuffed in quar
ters below, became engaged in a
quarrel as the steamer was bound up
the river. The engineer went to their
room to put a stop to the row. While
trying to settle the disturbance, it is
alleged that, handcuffed as they
were, the belligerants managed to
stab the engineer and to get over the
side of the vessel. How they did it
is a mystery.
ANGLER PAYS FIXE.
Shows Fish to Warden Hut Can't
Gold Beach, Ore. While Chief
Game Warden Baker was taking his
noonday lunch at Myers creek, a
short distance below here, a stranger
came over to show him what a fine
string of trout he had caught. After
admiring the speckled beauties, Mr.
Baker asked him for his license, and
when he failed to produce one, in
vited him to come before the justice
of the peace here and show why he
should not contribute toward the pro
tection of the game of thestate. He
proved to be O. B. Hinsdale, at one
time a lumber mill operator of Gard
iner, more recently from Los An
geles. After paying a fine of $25
and buying a license, he proceeded on
up the coast, but before going he
made a solemn vow never to show
any fish to anyone unless he had a
Mr. Hinsdale and his family were
traveling to Marshfield by easy
IMMEXSE COUGAR KILLED.
Body of Animal in Coos County Is
Over Eight Feet Long.
Camas Valley, Ore. The largest
cougar ever seen in this neighbor
hood was killed Fpiday by W. H.
Lehnherr, in the eastern part or
Coos county. The- body measured
8 feet 2 Inches fr6m tip to tip, the
feet measuring 6 inches across, the
hide alone weighing 17 pounds.
The cougar has been making his
rounds in this neighborhood for some
time, his tracks having been seen
near some of the mountain settlers
homes. He had grown quite bold
and trailed two prospectors from
Philomath who came out of the
mountains late in the evening.
Place for sale? House for rent'
Want anything? A few lines in the
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