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ASHLAND, OREGON, THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 1912
Y LININGER STEPS OUT
FALSE CHARGES CAUSE OF ACTION
Sending of Blackberries to Cannery
Brings Question of Management to
Crisis Mast Meeting Jyoyal to
A meeting of berry growers was
held in the city hall last evenfng to
consider a situation that has arisen
in the local fruit and produce asso
ciation, Mr. M. C. Lininger having
stepped out. of the active manage
ment of the association. The resig
nation of Mr. Lininger came last
Monday as the result of an accusa
tion on the part of certain berry
growers that he was holding back
the shipment of berries and turning
them into the cannery, in which he
purchased an interest several months
ago. The meeting was called by Pres
ident Gillette in order that an ex
pression might be secured from he
growers as to their attitude to .Mr.
Lininger and his management.
In presenting the matter to the
meeting, President Gillette outlined
the history of the association during
the Incumbency of Mr. Lininger, stat
ing that its present high standard
and its credit are due entirely to the
efforts and ability of Mr. Lininger.
- He explained the situation that had
arisen, saying that the blackberry
market, all over the coast is over
stocked this season, owing to the co
incidence of an enormous crop and
hard times. He said that while other
districts have been willing to take
40 cents a crate for their fruit, Ash
land growers have been getting, up
to Saturday night, an average of 80
cents a crate. Lately, however, sev
eral boxes have been left in the ware
house without a market when the
business closed at night. These ber
ries Mr. Lininger has bought for the
cannery at prices equivalent to "2
and 77 cents. The fact that he is
connected with both. ' institutions
gave rise to the charge as stated.
The feeling at the meeting was
that of the utmost confidence in Mr.
Lininger, not a dissenter being found
among them, and it was felt that his
services were indispensable to the
association. Resolutions of regret
at the unfortunate assault upon the
character of Mr. Lininger and carry
ing an urgent request that he re
assume charge of the association's af
fairs were passed and signed by those
present and a committee was ap
pointed to convey the same to Mr.
Lininger and to urge further his re-j
turn. Considerable indignation was j
expressed in tne meeting.
(Note. As we go to press we are
informed that Mr. Lininger, upon the
urgent request of the committee, has
reconsidered his resignation and will
resume charge of the association.)
Association Opened Session In San
San Francisco. Lieutenant Gov
ernor Wallace, in behalf of the state,
and Mayor Rolph, for the city of San
Francisco, extended hearty welcome
to the delegates of the Pacific High
'way Association at the third annual
convention, which opened here Mon
day at the St. Francis hotel. The
best roads in the world for California
is the slogan of the convention and
the delegates are determined to set
in motion the machinery which will
not alone attract the automobile
tourists to the state by offering them
scenic highways from the Sierras to
the sea, and from the Mexican fron
tier to Shasta, but will also afford
the rancher an easy market. These
features were elaborated upon by
John Brisben Walker, director of ex
ploitation for the Panama canal, In
an address, "Transcontinental High
ways." Judge J. T. Ronald of Seattle,
president of the highway associa
tion, responded in behalf of the dele
' gates, and Mayor Rolph bespoke the
welcome of the city.
The afternoon session was devoted
largely to business. The sessions
will last over Wednesday.
MENS A HE FILED.
OKI Channel Mining Company
volved in Trouble.
Two. liens were filed against the
Old Channel Mining Company Satur
day afternoon, one by George Miller,
for labor, for $400.86, and the other
by Edward Friday, for material,
amounting to $380. This is the min
ing property that has lately been in
volved in so much litigation, and on
which the clean-up was made a week
ago by Sheriff Smith under the order
of the county court.
No report has as yet been made on
the amount of gold recovered in the
clean-up, but unofficial report puts it
at about $l,10u. Under' the order
of the court the amount' of gold ob
tained was to be used in liquidating
the claims against the property, the
surplus to be returned to Mr. San
ders, who was working the mine un
der lease. The claims, however,
amount to much -more than the
$1,100 which is said to have been
AVIUi GIVE I V MONEY.
Secretary Olcott . Disregards Advice
of Attorney General.
Salem, Ore. Disregarding the ad
vice of Attorney General Crawford
and accepting instead that of his as
sistant, I. H. Van Winkle, Secretary)
of State Olcott has announced that
he would not refer to a vote of the
people a bill passed by the last legis
lature appropriating $50,000 for the
Monmouth Normal School, and there
will be no necessity for the Mon
mouth Normal School commencing
mandamus proceedings or any other
proceedings to make the appropria
tion available, for It is that now.
Several days ago the attorney gen
eral left for an outing in southern
Oregon and it is admitted that he has
not since advised the secretary of
state or any one else of a change of
opinion upon" the subject. The board
or regents has decided to wait until
Governor West returned before de
ciding upon bringing any action, but
Saturday Secretary of State Olcott
held a conference with Assistant At
torney General Van Winkle, and afr
ter deciding that a valid defense
could not be interposed to mandamus
proceedings should they be institu
ted, the secretary or state decided
not to refer the bill to a vote of the
people but to pay the appropriation.
We have extended our cut prices
on wood ten days. Book your orders
now. Sixteen-inch block wood $2.00,
by the load. Phone 420-J.
Kirf ami Water Committee and
SiMM-ial lnsjiector Decide Upper
Stories of Ganiard I lock
At the regular meeting of the city
council last . Tuesday evening, C.
Weisenburger was appointed special
inspector to act in conjunction with
the fire and water committee of the
council to inspect the walls of the
Ganiard block. The committee and
Mr. Weisenburger made the inspec
tion and will make report to the
council at a special session this af
ternoon. It is understood the re
port will recommend that the upper
two stories be torn down, they being
considered unsafe by the committee.
It will be remembered that this block
was condemned some time ago but
the warls were bolstered up and the
building allowed to be used. Mr.
Stephenson states that he will not
rebuild but is looking for a buyer for
Sayles Ac Son have not decided
upon their course of action but ex
pect to reopen for business in pome
other location soon. Mackie & Nin
inger will be ready for business in
the White House stand next Monday.
Dr. Songer is undecided whether he
will open aji office or not. His loss
was about $400. with no insurance.
MEEKER PLIES WHIP.
Humane Officer is Victim of Black,
Longniont. Colo. Although 82
years old, Ezra Meeker or Seattle,
wno is traveling over the country in
a private schooner drawn by an ox
team, lashed George Bashor of this
place with a blacksnake whip, when
Bashor attempted to arrest him,
claiming authority as a humane of
One of Meeker's oxen is suffering
from sore feet and ankles, and it is
with difficulty that it is able to get
around. Bashor told the old man
that the animal was in no shape to
drive. Meeker replied that he was
aware" of tnat fact, and that was the
reason he was remaining in Long
niont, but considered it none of Ba
shor's business. '
Bashor then drew his team up in
front of te oxen and informed the
old man that he was under arrest.
Meeker at once brought into play a
long blacksnake whip. The first
blow the whip coiled about Bashor's
neck. When Meeker got the whip
loose he went after Bashor again
and did not stop until he had again
wrapped the whip around his neck
and broken it in pulling it loose.
After investigation it seemed that
Bashor had acted without authority
and the matter was dropped.
Meeker shippedhis outfit to Chey
enne by rail for' the frontier dnys
W. Lyman and family have recent
ly . arrived from San Bernardimo,
Cal., and will become permanent res
idents of this place. Mr. Lyman has
purchased the Coburn & Watkins
shoe-repairing machinery and moved
it to 343East Main street, where he
has opened a first-class establish
ment. Mr. Lyman expresses himself
as more than pleased with Ashland,
stating that it is the finest place he
has seen on the coast. He especially
praises our city water system and the
scenery in Ashland Park. J. H. Will,
the well-known repair man of Ash
land, has associated himself with Mr:
Lyman and invites his friends to call
at the new. location.
The ladies of Trinity Episc6pal
church will hold a food sale at the
Ashland- Trading Store Saturday,
August 12, 1912, beginning at iJ
a. m. ' '1
The ladles of the Chautauqua Park
Club will serve a chicken dinner and
supper tomorrow (Friday) in the
park. Admission 25 cents.
GANIARD OPERA HOUSE DESTROYED
FIRE TUESDAY MORNING COMPLETELY RUINS PIONEER BUILDING-
LOSS TOTALS NEARLY $25,000
The most malicious fire that has
visited Ashland for several years,
and which, but for the absence of
wind, would have proved one of the
most disastrous, was discovered early
Tuesday morning in the Ganiard
block opposite the Oregon Hotel.
The origin of the fire is not known,
various causes being given. When
discovered it was so far beyond con
trol that there was no possible
chance of saving the building.
The alarm sounded at 4:1a when
all the city was sleeping. Charlie
Rose and a party of campers were
about to start for the woods and had
come down town to load up. Being
attracted by the smell of smoke,
Charlie looked up and discovered
smoke and flames pouring out of the
upper windows at the rear of the
building and he turned in the alarm
at once. In ten minutes more the
building was a seething furnace and
by the time the fire department ar
rived on the scene a few minutes
later, it was evident that nothing
could be saved but the walls. Three
streams were turned upon the build
ing at once until it was seen that the
Oregon Hotel was in danger, the
shingles of that building having be
gun to smoke, when one was turned
upon the hotel. This precaution was
a wise one, as the heat from the burn
ing opera house was terrific, driving
bystanders farther and farther down
the street as the flames gained head
way and licked up the roof.
It was impossible to gain access to
the burning building and all the fire
companies could do was to play upon
the flames from the outside in an
attempt to save the walls from col
lapse. That they were successful in
doing this is to their credit, as it was
freely predicted that when the root
fell in it would take the walls with
it. But while the building was com
pletely gutted, nothing being left but
the bare walls, scarcely a brick was
displaced, and it is the opinion o!
some that the walls may be used for
Very little was saved from the
burning building. The upper floor,
except for a few books and instru
ments of Dr. Songer, was a total loss.
Harrison Brothers, who operated a
moving picture show in the opera
house, estimate their loss at $1,200,
none of which was covered by insur
ance. On the ground floor. Mackie
& Nininger saved very little of their
stock of groceries, their loss being
given as $5,000, with $3,000 insur
ance. J. P. Sayle & Son managed to
save tne cigar and confectionery
show cases and a few tobacco sup
plies, but everything else is ruined.
Their loss is $2,500, with $1,500 in
surance. Sample rooms used by the
Oregon Hotel in the rear of the
building had very little furniture in
them, all of which was destroyed.
Fortunately a stock of goods that
had been shown in these rooms had
been removed the evening before.
Dodge's furniture store was in im
minent danger of destruction, the
CRATER LAKE SIM IS BIG.
House and Senate Committee Vote
$097,000 for Park.
While $642,000 was asked by Ma
jor Morrow, corps of engineers, U. S.
A., to be used in the construction of
roads and improvements in Crater
Lake National Park, committees of
the house and senate at Washington
not only adopted the recommenda
tion, but allowed $65,000 for the
building of water tanks and laying
supply pipes. It is felt certain that
the appropriation will be acted on
favorably by congress, as it isa part
of the sundry civil bill.
The money is to be set aside un
der the continuing appropriation
plan, $100,000 being available for
this season and the same amount
each year until it is all expended.
Information as to the action of the
conference was received privately,
but as soon as it is made known that
the bill has been signed, Major Mor
row will order work resumed imme
diately. There will be 36 miles of
road built around Crater Lake, five
miles to the pinnacles and four miles
to the eastern boundary of the park.
Talent Takes Definite Step Toward
Erection of Water Tank.
The first step toward securing a
water system in Talent was made
Monday night when the contract for
the erection of a 150,000-gallon tank
was awarded to the Willamette Iron
Works of Portland by the Talent city
council. At tne same time the con
tract for the foundation was awarded
to the Leonard Wiles Cement Com
pany of Medford. The price of the
tank was $4,025.
The work will begin immediately
on the erection of the tank.
August 15 the city council will
award a contract for the layfng of
water mains throughout the city and
for the digging of a well to supply
According to Talent residents, an
active campaign for municipal im
provement will be carried on.
With Kit Carson's Buffalo Ranch
Wild West are some of tb,e most ex
pert and daring horsemen in the
world. Imported direct from Russia
and are 'known as the Czar's Cossacks.
WITH ABOUT $9,000 INSURANCE
roof having caught early and about
hair of it being burned. Hose was
played upon the flames from above
and below and the store escaned with
only slight damage other than that
done by the water. The basement
guttered somewhat and the walls
were slightly damaged by water. The
loss la fully covered by insurance.
'By far the greatest loser by the
fire is G. W. Stephenson, owner of
the building. Mr. Stepnenson esti
mates his-loss at more than $15,00o
and has only $4,000 insurance. A
policy for a like amount expired a
few days ago and had not been re
newed, pending negotiations for a
better rate. Mr. Stephenson stated
that he had refused an offer of $25,
000 for the building last week. He
says he will not rebuild but will sell
the property as it stands. He is now
negotiating with parties for the sale.
The origin of the fire is a matter
of conjecture only. In some quarters
defective wiring is given as the cause
and in others spontaneous combus
tion, while a rumor that it was the
result of incendiarism is floating
about. The destruction was so com
plete that it is impossible to discover
the cause. When first discovered the
rear of the building was on fire,
w.hich leads to the belief that the fire
started in one of, the dressing rooms
or upon the stage.
When water was first turned onto
the building pressure was light, ow
ing to the fact that the two systems
weie not connected. A few minutes
later, when Commissioner Rosen-
crans had opened the gates, pressure
came up and at 4:50 the gauge read
205. As an indication of the demand
upon the pipes, the decrease of pres-
sure from that time on was seen to
be from 25 to 40 pounds an hour, the
gauge reading 125 pounds at 7:30.
A much greater pressure might have
been available but for the fact that
many water users on the west side
did not stop irrigation. It is a rule
of the city that all irrigation cease
upon the sounding of the alarm, a
rule that should be followed to the
Considerable uneasiness was felt
for a time on account of the numer
ous electric wires passing near the
building. No injuries from live wires
are reported, however, and no incon
venience from the severing of wires
other than the cutting off of power
for an hour or so in the east end of
M1"'"1 ptreet. - . - . . t
The Ganiard block is an old land
mark, being one of the first brick
structures erected in Ashland. It
was put up by Oscar Ganiard in 1889.
Mackie & Nininger showed their
confidence in Ashland and their bus
iness by renting the White House
and securing the keys to the build
ing before the tire was extinguished.
Mr. Nininger was in Giants Pass at
the time, having proceeded thus far
on an auto trip to Crescent City. He
returned at once to assist in stock
ing the new location.
Deep Gravel Mine Subject of Suit in
A suit foreclosing a mortgage for
ldb, 708. 38 against the placer min
ing property known as the Deep
Gravel mine, situated at Waldo, has
been commenced in the courts ot
Josephine county, the plaintiff being
the Deep Gravel Mining Company, an
Oregon corporation, and the defend
ants the Waldo Consolidated Gold
The property was purchased a cou
ple of years ago by the last named
corporation, a mortgage in the
amount stated being given. A. E.
Itcames and W. F. Schuerineyer are
attorneys for the plaintiffs, and in
audition to the principal amount
sued for, they ask also for $12,50u
attorneys' fees and the costs of the
The Deep Gravel is one oi the most
noted mines of the district, having
formerly been known as the Wimer
mine, and has y'elded fortunes in the
A Difficult Job.
Little Clark Butterfield, the four-year-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. H. O.
Butterfield, residing on Beach street,
thinks the creation of bears is a dif
ficult proposition, judging from a re
cent conversation with his mother.
The little fellow asked his mother if
God made the bears. Upon her re
plying in the affirmative, he burst
out, "My, 1 bet He has. to run to get
Engagement extraordinary with
Kit Carson'B Buffalo Ranch Wild
West Shows, Wiedemann Brothers,
owners. A genuine Curtls-Farnum
biplane, making sensational flights
daily, rain or shine, from the show
grounds, circling the city and return
ing.' The greatest attraction and most
expensive free exhibition ever car
ried by a tented organization. Don't
The Southern Pacific wlirrun an
excursion to Colestin Sunday, August
11, leaving Grants Pass at 6:30 a.
m. and Ashland at 8:40, returning
the same evening. Fare for round
trip, 60 cents.
TEAC1 1 EHS A XNOrXCED.
School Hoard Gives Out Full List for
F. E. Moore, principal.
Florence E. Wagner
principal and English.
Charlotte Kennard, English
Edith Merrill, mathematics
Orpha M: Parker, mathematics.
Martha Gilchrist, history.
W. E. St. John, Latin. .
Edward E. Coen, chemistry and
physical geography, agriculture.
Jean Manion, manual training.
Blanche Davenport, domestic sci
ence and art.
rervy watkins, drawing.
East Side School G. W. Milam,
principal; Cynthia Tuttle, sixth
grade; Ella Baxter, fifth grade; Bes
sie Dunham, fourth grade; Edith Mc
Cune, third grade; Caroline Van Nice,
second grade ; Maude J. Gregg, sec
ond and third grades; Sylvia Brown,
High School Building Rossamond
Welch, third and fourth grades; Mrs.
Ada L. St anna id, first apd second
West Side Building Gertrude En
gle, principal; Frances McWilliams,
Ha M. Meyers, Gussie Updegraff,
Maude Nissley, Alice M. Thompson,
Hull all ral,lu'ull fifth v
lalie Oates. fourth grade; Ethylyn !
Hurley, thud grade; Evangeline
Poley, second grade; Grace Garrett,
NEW PARTY LAUNCHED
Progressive Republicans Meet in
Chicago and Take Steps Toward
Chicago. The big Coliseum, the
meeting place of the national pro
gressive party, was thrown open
shortly before 11 o'clock Monday,
but it was nearly an ho.ur after that
time before the first of the delegates
arrived. When the convention was
called to order at 12:43, the seats of
the delegates were practically filled,
but there was not a very large crowt?
in the gallery, an admission fee hav
ing been exacted to help defray the
expenses of the convention. The hall
was gaily decorated with flags and
bunting. Large xanvas portraits
were a feature of the decoration.
Hack of the stage were those of
Washington, Jefferson and Lincoln.
At the left of the stage was Hamil
ton, and to the right, Jackson. Sus
pended from the gallery at the far
end, where all could see it, was an
old painting of Roosevelt. Over the
main entrance was the stuffed head
of a splendid specimen of "bull
There appeared to be no question
among the delegates but that Roose
velt would get whatever he wanted
at their hands. Ills nomination has
been depended upon to give the new
party an auspicious start and, if he
desires to run on a platform based
on his speech, which he asserts may
be termed "anarchistic," progressives
here are'moie than anxious to give
it to him. Roosevelt will make his
"confession of faith" at the conven
tion Tuesday afternoon, following
the formalities of permanent organ
ization. Senator Beveridge, the tem
porary chairman, was the central fig
ure in the opening proceedings and
had prepared a speech at some
An outstanding feature of the pro
gressive convention is the large num
ber of women delegates. The lead
ers are encouraging a movement to
to make a feature of women dele
gates, and it is certain that the suf
frage plank in the new party plat
form will be a strong one. It is said
a tentative plank has been written by
Mrs. Anna Shaw, the national presi
dent of the suffragists.
Senator Dixon called the conven
tion to order at 1:43. Former Sen
ator Albert J. Beveridge of Indiana
was elected temporary chairman and
made the keynote speech. He was
cheered throughout, a tumultuous
interruption coming when lie assailed
the "boss ridden old parties." "The
rules of the old parties," he said,
"were invisible," and throughout hiB
speech bristled with the most ad
vanced Ideas of progressiveness.
Ill' XT FOR OUTLAWS FAILS.
Officers 1'nnble to Locate Sidua Allen
and Pul Near Seattle.
Seattle, Wash. Information that
Sidna Allen and Wesley Edwards, the
Virginia outlaws, were believed to be
hiding in the vicinity of Seattle
caused the federal' and county au
thorities to conduct a thorough
search of the surrounding country
for the men, but neither was found.
The first Information of their com
ing to Seattle was received a month
ago by United States Marshal J. it.
II. Jacoby from Marshal Joseph An
derson of Salt Lake City. Anderson
wrote that Allen and Edwards were
headed for the home of a kinsman
named Hatfield living near Everett.
A deputy sherli. canvassed Snohom
ish county but was unable to find
the Hatfield family. Allen is said to
have beeu seen In Ballard, a Seattle
suburb, two weeks ago, but since that
time no trace of him or jd wards has
Chicken Dinner. .
The ladies of the Chautauqua Park
Club will serve a chicken dinner and
supper tomorrow (Friday) in the
park. Admission 25 cents.
The Southern Pacific and Santa
Fe roads announce advances In
freight rates to all Pacific coast
BI LL MOOSERS NAME COLONEL
TO LEAD PARTY.
GOY. JOHNSON RUNNING MATE
Prendergast of Xew York Makes:
Nominating Speech Eight Second,
ing Addresses Given Candidates
Notified at Once.
Chicago, August 7. Singing "On
ward, Christia n Soldiers" and the
"Battle Hymn of the Republic," the
delegates to the first national con
vention of the new progressive party
tonight proclaimed Theodore Roose
velt of New York their candidate for
president, and Governor Hiram W.
Johnson of California their choice
Marking a new departure in'the
proceedings of national conventions,
the two candidates were then anil
there notified of their nomination
aml mld deafening cheers they ap-
liUD furl Ixiirii'n tlm ,1 ..1. ,rn 1 A
peared before the delegates to voice
their acceptance and pledge their
best efforts in the coming campaign.
For several hours this afternoon
and early evening the Coliseum had.
listened to a flow or oratory in nom
inating and seconding speeches int
which the dominant note expressed
was the belief that victory would
come to the party in November.
The party formally christened it
self the "progressive party," leaving
off the prt-fix "national," hut a pro
vision was made for the recognition
of "real" progressives in any of the
states by whatever name they should
be locally designated because of state
The convention adjourned at 7:24
p. m. with the delegates singing the
The Roosevelt Pledge.
"Friends: With all my heart and
soul, with every particle of purpose
that is in me, I pledge you my word
to do everything 1 can to put every
particle of courage, ot common sense
and of strength I have, at your dis
posal, and to endeavor as far as
strength is given me, to live up to thl
obligations you have put upon nits
and to endeavor to carry out In the
interests of our whole people the
policies to which you have today sol
emnly dedicated yourselves. To the
millions of men and women for whom
1 speak, I thank yon."
SUBSTITUTE FOR MEAT.
Food Expert Says Beans Will
Furnish Same Nutriment.
Washington. If yon want some
thing to take the place of meat that
won't turn profits over to the beef
barons, and will save you money la
these days of high prices, eat plain
This was the remedy suggested by
JDr. R. E. Doolittle, Dr. Wiley's snc
cessor as Uncle Sam's chief of the
pure food hoard.
' "Reans," said Dr. Doolittle, "are
the bent substitute for beef. One
should not. eat meat, anyway, more
than once a day, depending, oi!
course, upon the physical condition
and employment of the person. Hard
workers need more meat than those
in sedentary work. It seems to me
the harder a man works and the
lower his wages, the more meat he
needs. Meat is protein, Protein la
strength. Mind you, I am not rec
ommending a vegetarian diet as the
best and only diet, but substitutes
DEER OX INCREASE.
Game Warden Reports a General lie
spect for State fdius.
Deer are on the increase instead
of the decrease. Such, at least, Is
the statement of Game Warden C. L.
Springer, who is a well-known au
thority on all matters pertaining to
game and wood lore.
Mr. Springer has Just returned
from a three weeks' trip at the head
of Cow creek arid on Evans creek..
"Young deer are more plentiful
this year than I ever saw them.
Does, too, are found with, great ease,
showing that the hunters of this sec
tion of the state are beginning to
hold the game laws in high regard.
The conditions this season to- date
have greatly improved. In very few
Instances have 1 found hunters with
out licenses and on no occasion linvt
1 found any who wilfully violated any
of the laws."
Disbanding of .Militia Has Approval
of Governor West.
One of Governor West's first acts
on returning home from the meeting;
of governors was to back up the mil fr
iary authorities In the militia squafi
ble. Adjutant General Finger's recom
mendation that the three companies
one of Dallas and two of Portland,
be disbanded was indorsed, and an
executive order issued to that effect.
Another order was Issued calling:
for a court of Inquiry which will
thoroughly probe into the alleged!
mutiny and make a report before the-,
court-martial is called.
This siibtains the general staff hr
their case and leaves the soldiers
practically without a contention.