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Monday. August 5. 1912.
CAPITAL, SURPLUS. UNDIVIDED PROFITS 4nr AAA A A
AND STOCKHOLDERS' LIABILITY OVER $175,000.00
DEPOSITORY OF GOVERNMENT SAVINGS BANK FUNDS
DR. W. EARL 15 LAKE
First National Bank Bldg., Suite 9
and 10. Entrance First Ave.
Phones: Office, 109; Res., 488-R.
DR. J. E. EXDELMAN
Citizens Banking. & Trust Co. Bldg.
Suite 8 & 4
DR. F. H. JOHXSOX,
Beaver Bldg., East Main and First
Sts., Ashland, Oregon.
Phones: Office 178, Res. 8.10-Y.
DR. J. 8. PARSON,
Physician and Surgeon.
Offlce a Residence, Main Street
Thone 242 J.
G. V. GREGG, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon
Office: 1 and 2 Citizens Banking and
Trust, Co. building. Phone 69.
Residence: 93 Bush Street. Resi
dence phone 230 R.
Office hours: 9 to 12a. m., 2 to 5 p.
m. Calls answered day or night.
DR. H. M. SHAW.
DR. MATTIE 11. SHAW.
Office and residence, 108 First
avenue, Ashland, Ore. Phone 157.
Calls answered day or night.
JULIAN P. JOHXSOX, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon
Specialist in diseases of the Eye, Ear,
Xose and Throat.
Offlce: Upstairs Corner Main and
Entrance from Granite street.
A. J. FAWCETT, M. D.
; PHYSICIAN AXD SURGEON.
Office, Payne Bldg., adjoining Cit
izens and Trust Co. Bldg.
Residence, 9 Granite street.
Massage, Electric Light. Baths, Elec
tricity. With Dr. Fawcett, Payne Building.
, JULIA R. McQUILKIX,
i Telephone 3CG-J.
Every day excepting Sunday.
E. O. SMITH
' First Xational Rank Building.
PHON E 33.
MODERX WOODMEN OF AMERICA
Mahogany Camp, No. 6565, M. W.
A., meets the 2d and 4th Friday
of each month In Memorial Hall.
O. E. Hurst, V. C: G. H. Hedberg,
Clerk. Visiting neighbors are cor
dially invited to meet with us,
CHAUTAUQUA PARK CLUB.
Regular meetings of the Chautau
qua Park Club second and fourth Fri
days of each month at 2:30 p. m. ,
MRS. F. R. MERRILL, Pres.
MRS. JENNIE FAUCETT, Sec.
Civic Improvement Club.
The regular meeting of the Ladles
Civic Improvement Club will be held
on the second and fourth Tuesdays of
each month at 2:30 p. m., at the Com
mercial Club rooms.
. m m . Ca.11
a a (jooa Aaveniser tan awi
He must keep his ad at work.
It must be THERE when the
possible buyer looks and he
might not. look more than one
day out of ten. Of course, he
might see and investigate it on
its first publication, or, per
haps, the fifth or Bixth time It
appears. The good advertiser
knows that, however persistent
a campaign may be required,
the cost will be an easily for
getable thing when the sale is
THE ART OF FELTING.
It Wat Devtloped Long Before tho
Woaver Wn Firtt Known.
Felt is a fabric formed without
weaving by taking advantage of the
tendency of hair and wool to interlace
and cling to each other. Antiquarians
state that the art of felting was devel
oped long before the weaver was first
known. Felting antedates the Chris
tian era by many centuries.
Authorities state that the felting
quality of bnir or wool results from
the natural structure of the material.
The buir of most animals is noticed
to be more or less notched or jagged
on Its surface. This Is the more ap
parent when. an examination of the
material Is made by the aid of a
microscope, in some animals there
appears to be a set of barbs on the
hair, and these barbs are so placed that
the tip of each points to the eud of the
It follows that when a number of
hairs are pressed together those which
He In the opposite direction to each
other will Interlock with the barbs of
the hair surface and resist an effort to
tear them asunder. When the hair has
a natural tendency to curl the interlac
ing process which is called felting is
more easily accomplished.
Although the felting property Is pos
sessed by wool In a special degree,
other animals have it In their covering.
This is true of the goat, ox, bare, rab
bit and beaver. New York Sun.
The type of letters in early manuscript
was the same us that of those used on
the earlier metal plates and wax tab
lets. All letters were capitals. Minus
cule, or small lettering, as opposed to
the majuscule, was Invented in the
seventh century. Before Its invention
there was no spacing between the
words. There was no punctuation un
less possibly some mark between sen
tences. When cursive writing came
into general use, about the beginning
of the tenth century, the art was prac
ticed by only a few highly trained
scribes. This continued all through
the middle ages. The scribes were art
ists, and they carried their art to a
high degree of perfection. Many of
the manuscripts of that period are very
beautiful specimens of handiwork and
as perfect as print
The First LtttOh of an Arab Boy.
The very first lesson which an Arab
baby learns when be begins to talk is
to keep facts to himself. It does not
sound very friendly put In that way,
but It saves a deal of trouble. For
eigners do not understand Arabs.
They ask them pointed questions and
receive peculiar answers. They con
strue the answers to please themselves
and come away to tell the world that
the Arabs nre a nation of liars. They
are not a nation of liars. Perbnps if
they should tell the foreigners to
mind their own affairs and let them
and theirs alone the foreigners would
understand them better. Exchange.
She Used Them.
"Hops your mother take an interest
in your father's business?" asked the
"Indeed. 6he does." replied the boy
"And what Is your fathers brrsi
ness "no's In the shingle business." Yon
"Some scientist bas declared that
there is as much strength in three
eggs as there is In a pound of beef
steak," said the observer.
"Well," replied the actor, "I met an
egg once that would have eliminated
the other two eggs from that proposi
Bert (nervously 1 beard pa tell ma
he was goin' to flog me on principle aft
er prayers tonight What's principle,
Billy? Billy I think it's somewhere at
the back. Rett. The last time be
flogged me on principle I had to sit
sideways for more'n a fortnight Lon
One Way to Look at It
"A . man always gets on easier by
taking bis wife's advice."
"Yes." answered Mr. Meekton
"When things turn out badly there
Isn't so much said." ,
A busybody is always malevolent. -Latin.
By CLARISSA MACKIE
Five men on the Flying V ranch
watched tbo approach of the latest
addition to the force. He was riding
slowly up the trail, his long legs drag--jl'ng
below the stirrups.
"You can up on trouble now, boys,"
declared Hen Morgan.
"How's that?" queried his compan
"This here gent approaching, him
who Is to be line rider op the Flying
V along with the rest of us. is the
champion dispenser of bad luck. Wher
ever he goes he brings calamity witb
"I've beard about him, then. Ain't
bis name Joe Bliss?" asked Pete Wil
lis. "Yes. They call him 'Calamity Joe'
because of the sure woe that camps on
bis trail perpetual." answered Morgan.
They sat about the door of the mess
house and watched the shambling
forms of horse and rider approach
Presently the horse scuffled to a
standstill, and Mr. Joe Bliss threw a
long leg over the saddle and stepped
to the ground.
"Uowdy. gents?" he said, looking
gloomily down at them.
"Howdy, Joe?" said Morgan sadly
"Let me Interjooce my feller suffer
ers!" and be gravely mentioned the
names of bis companions, who all ex
changed nods and muttered "howdys"
with the newcomer.
"What happened over to Flamm's?"
asked Morgan as Bliss sat down and
rolled a cigarette.
. "Measles." 'replied Bliss stoically. "1
never had 'em in my life, but old
Flamm seemed to be afraid I'd catch
'em. so he fired me. I'd only been there
The next morning they rode forth to
gether, Joe Bliss ahead and the five
following in a broken line.
"Seems to enjoy his bad reputashun."
remnrked Morgan to Freeman.
"Quite some! I been looking for
measle spots all the morning," return
"It won't be measles this time, ne
changes his calamity every time he
changes a job. We'll get something
else as sure as eggs is eggs," muttered
"If he plants any calamity on this
here outfit he'll sure get his." de
clared Freeman violently, and some
how Joe Bliss heard the words.
"I got ter do something to get rid of
that reputation," he admitted to him
self and thereupon thought long upon
And it bore startling results. It took
some time to accomplish, but the na
ture of Calamity Joe's vindication of
his ill name will go down in the his
tory of Foorgrass county.
Several weeks passed without any
thing unfortunate occurring to bear
op the evil reputation of the new man.
Then one day Joe Bliss received leave
of absence and was gone all the morn
ing. At noon as his fellow riders were
eating lunch on the fringe of the scat
tered herd of cattle Joe rode hastily
up to Morgan.
"Gents," he said excitedly, "there's
some ladies in distress yonder In Salt
canyon. Picnic ladles they are. and
some yaller minded Individual has
stampeded their horses. What's them
delicate females goin' to do?"
"Huh!" ejaculated Morgan, "Where
"They say they are salesladies from
Fiuklestein's dry goods emporium In
"What they plenlcklns so far from
home for?" demanded Freeman.
"Skcered plumb skeorct for fear
old Flnklestein will change his mind
and call 'em back on the "job. Why.
them girls' Is so upset about how
they're going to get back to Eagle City
that they can't enjoy their lunch no
how." exclaimed Calamity Joe.
"Flnklestein' s. In Eagle City?" que
ried -Smith suddenly. "Why, that's
where I bought this here handker
chief. She was a queen, that .girl
"Was she a blond?" asked Jepson
eagerly. "I remember a peach of a
blond In Flnklesteln's. who"
"Nary blond.)' was Freeman's em
phntlc reply. "She was a dark eyed
queen! I'll go over, Morgan, and help
my lady friend out of trouble."
"Huh! You don't even know her
name!" snorted Morgan contemptuous
ly. "I guess I'll move along over'there
myself. I bought a shirt In Flnkle
steln's last week, and 1 want to ask
the red haired lady I got It from if It's
a fast color." His handsome face
"Mebbe there ain't a red hnlred lady
to the picnic." said Smith disagreeably.
"She's there!" interpolated Joe Bliss
hastily. "Mebbe all you gents could
fide over to the canyon and rescue
them dames. I ain't much on ladles'
company, and so I'll Jest look out for
The five other men consulted togeth
er, and finally all rode off In the direc
tion of Salt canyon., Menntlme Joe.
the harbinger of calamity, stuck to his
Job and manfully did the work of hIx
herders that sunshiny day.
"That combination ought to "break
up that there evil reputashun I've got."
he Krinned as he rode back and forth.
The five men rode single file through
the narrow 'entrance to Salt canyon,"
and once within its confines a pleasing
sight rewarded their coming.
Around a campfire were seated half
a dozen girls. Most of them were
pretty, and all were attractive. The
queenly brunette and the "peachy"
blond and the red haired damsel all
were there, as well as three others.
All of them sprang up from the pic
nic feast around which tbey were
gathered and viewed with alarm the
approach of the cattlemen.
Morgan was in advance, and. whip
ping off his hat witb a graceful sweep,
be addressed the red haired divinity.
"Excuse me, miss, but we are the
rescue party," he said pleasantly.
"What you going to rescue?" de
manded the red haired one imperious
ly, while the others drew close togeth
er and giggled.
"We was informed thnt some yallow
hearted varmint had stampeded your
horses," said Morgan calmly.
"Yes," said the imperious one stiffly.
"It's all true, but we don't need, any
rescuing. We're going to get home
"Walk." she returned calmly. "Any
"Yes, ma'am," said Morgan emphat
ically. "We don't let ladies walk twen
ty miles when they're out for a holiday
time- not in Poregrass county."
"I'm sure they're very kind, Mabel,"
spoke np one of the other girls.
I "You know, we were saying Just be
fore they came that we didn't know
how we were going to get home." add
ed the queenly brunette, with a Sash
ing smile at Freeman.
"I buppose it Is well meant, and we
are obliged." said the spokeswoman
suddenly. "Perhaps you gentlemen can
tell us how to get our horses back.
They belong to Dan Perry, the livery
man at Eagle City."
In response to these amenities on
the part of the red haired damsel the
five rescuers slipped from their horses
and awkwardly submitted to Morgan's
elaborate ceremony of introduction to
! six ladles whose names were unknown
to any of the cattlemen.
In their guise of members of a res
cue party they were Invited to partake
of the lunch and having done so en
tered Into serious consultation as to
the best methods of discovering the
miscreant who bad run off the horses
or stampeded them and also, the all
important question of how Flnkle
steln's salesladies were to be returned
to Eaule City that evening.
At last the unfortunate picnickers
consented gracefully to submit to the
better judgment of the men. nnd it
was agreed that each lady should ride
j one of the Flying V horses nnd that
Its owner should walk beside the horse
so as to ride It back when their deed
of chivalry should have been accom
plished. Of course all this required much dis
cussion In general and then In tete-a-tetes.
where names were exchanged
and there was much merry badinage
as past purchases of "gents furnish
ings' at Finklestein's emporium were
It was Smith who scouted around
and found one of the missing ponies
grazing out on the plain. He quickly
mounted his own horse and caught the
animal, and In this way there was
provided a mount for the sixth lady,
who was suffering from the toothnehe
1 and cared little whether she was fur
I nMied with an atteudant cavalier or
I It Was she who hurried them home
' ward at sunset, when ber companions
j had decided to ride back to Eagle City
; Id the moonlight
They formed a procession as they set
I forth on the twenty mile Journey to
j E:igle City. The toothache lady led
i the way, and the others straggled aft
! er with a man at every horse's briJIe.
j This was, of course, necessary, because
) never had there been collected together
1 such a number of vicious. 111 tempered
: brutes as the horses that belonged to
i Messrs. Morgan, Freeman. Smith. Jep
j sou and Pete Willis, nnd the fair riders
1 appeared timid.
At dawn the five weary cattlemen
; rode slowly into the camp. Calamity
I Joe was on watch and without a word
i hiinded cups of hot coffee to his friends
"You gents are some heroes." he
! ventured, breaking Into their reveries
' of tender looks exchanged and engage.
I inents promised for Wednesday even-
Ing to 'come, for the Flying V men
, were bachelors all.
"I reckon so." snid Freeman absent
ly, lie was wondering if he could earn
enough to support a certain blond beau
ty In case she would marry him.
Morgan suddenly looked up and
caught Calamity Joe's attention with
a sharp glance.
"Who do you reckon run off them
liosses?" he asked.
"I dunno!" declared Joe.
"You was seen doing it and might
as well own up," shrewdly said Mor
gan. Then Calamity Joe confessed his du
plicity. He told how he had waited
his opportunity and, bearing about the
proposed picnic of Finklestein's clerks,
had himself stampeded their horses
mid thus created a situation whereby
his comrades could rescue the fair dam
sels and at the same time make their
In the guise of a matchmaker Calam
ity Joe had hoped to hide bis unfortu
And he did. for ever after they called
him "Cupid," and he was obliged to
officiate as best man at so many wed
dings that he almost regretted the step
be had taken.
After all. the foreman of the Fly
ing V declared that Joe had brought
calamity In his wake, for five of his
best men married within a year nnd
started ranches of their own.
But he retnlned Joe Bliss because
there were no signs of his getting mar
ried and straying off.
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A. McCALLEN, President
C. H. VAl'PEL, VIcePreiHeot
J FIRST NATIONAL BANK
Oldest National Bank in Jackson County
Capital-Surplus and Stockholders' Liability, 130,00
ASSETS OVER HALF A MILLION
Issues Foreign Exchange, Travelers' Checks and Letters
of Credit. Pays 4 per cent Interest on Deposits.
SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES FOR RENT
till h 1 1 1 1 1 n 1 1 1 1 1 it i
THE EYE OF GENIUS.
And the Strain of the Nervous System
Due to Defective Vieion.
Much was made In the newspapers
some years ago of the part bad eyes
have played In the lives of great musi
cians and writers. What was called
"the eye of genius" was Illustrated in
many portraits, notably the Lenbac-b
paintings of itlc-bard Wagner, in which
one eye droops and is surrounded by
concentric wrinkles of pnln. The great
composer's sick headache and insom
nia, bis shattered nerves aud fits of
violent tetiier, were attributed to eye
strain. The diagnosis bas since been
accepted by his biogrr.pher, Ellis, him
self a physician. Similar If less con
clusive cases have been made out to
explain the lifelong suffering of George
Eliot, Browning, the Curly les, Darwin.
Huxley, Herbert Spencer. Bulzac.
Talne. Nietzsche, Tschaikowsky and
The straining of tbe nervous system
flue to defective vision Is to be found
among all who use their eyes in work
near at hand. "Thp eye of genius" is
as common among typesetters nnd
proofreaders, reporters and typewrit
ers, bookkeepers, lathe workers and
seamstresses as among the master
spirits of music nnd letters. It is. In
fact more common, for whereas the
fortunate few are able to choose their
time aud place of labor, to find rest
and recuperation when the'y uod it
the many are held fast to long hours
and endless days, with the result thnt
they become hopeless, nervous wrecks
and go blind or mad. Metropolitan
They were looking at the canvnses
on exhibition iu the artist's studio.
"Does this one represent u real land
scape?" Inquired the portly gentleman
with the double chin.
"Yes. sir." ifhswered the artist "Thnt
nide shack In the foreground Is a
moonshiner's cabin In the mountains."
"Oh. yes. This must be tbe painting
called 'Still Life' in the cntalogue."
What Interested Him,
"Whnt Interested me most In my
travels." said Henpeck, "was the mum
my of a queen 1 saw in Egypt"
"Wonderful, eh?" asked bis friend.
"Yes. it's wonderful how they could
make a woman dry up and stay that
way." Philadelphia Press.
Scale receipts at Tidinirs office.
Good Work Done Promptly
Rough Dry at Reasonable
J. N. NISBET, Mgr.
Office and Laundry 158 Fourth St. TELEPHONE 165
TT P. DODGE
Deputy County Coroner
IN TOUCH WITH FRIENDS and RELATIVES
rj GRANDMOTHER may not be as spry
as she used to bo, but she is in close
touch with her world for all that.
The telephone enables her to make as many calls as she
pleases, and in all sorts of weather. J
Formal gatherings have their place, but It Is the many little
Intimate visits over the telephone that keep people young and In
terested. Grandmother's telephone visits do not stop with her own town.
The Long Distance Service of the Hell Telephone takes her to ;
other towns, and allows relatives and friends to chat with her al
though hundreds of miles away. ' '
The Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Go.
Every Bell Telephone is the Center of the System.
L. L ML LIT, Cashier.
F. S. ENGLE, Asst. Cashier.
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HOUSE OF COMFORT
Powell Street at O'Farrtll
Best located and most popular
hotel In the city. Headquarters
for Oregonlans; commodious lob
by; running ice water In each
room; metropolitan service. Bus
at train. A la carte service. Ideal
stopping place for ladies traveling
CHESTER W. KELLEY.
"Meet Me at the. Manx."
Storage and Transfer Co.
C. F. BATES, Proprietor.
Two warehouses near Depot
Goods of all kinds stored at rtasona
A General Transfer Business.
Wood and Rock Springs Coal ,
Office with Wells-Fargo Express.
The Tidings has one of the best
equipped plants for commercial
ririntinc in Southern O
prepared to turn out first-class work
in thu lino f '
Pit lire Programs
Tugs, Tickets, Laltels
Notes, Receipts, Etc., Etc.
Phone 39. ,
N.&M. Home Laundry
Prices. New Machinery.