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Thursday, September 5. 1912.
HLT OP.EGOX IS DOING.
Slatisiirs Show Great Diversity of
Jlrwoun-eh and Productions.
. Portland, Ore.. August 27. Spec
ial.) In 1911 the wool clip of Ore
son weighed 1C, 000, 000 pounds, was
shorn from about 2,000.000 sheep
and was sold for about $3,000,000.
During the same period the state
produced 600,000 pounds of mohair,
'worth $240,000. Goats have been
found nearly as valuable for clearing
lirush land as for producing mohair.
In 1911 Oregon produced 72.000
bales of hops, worth J4. 000, 000. The
production was only half that of a
lew years ago, but prices have been
In 1911 Oregon produced poultry
to the extent of 9.000,000 birds, hav
ing a value of $7,000,000.
During the same year the state
produced 32,000.000 dozens of eggs,
valued at $9,600,000. The poultry
business is still an infant industry.
In 1911 the Oregon potato crop
was the greatest ever known, very
nearly approaching the 6,000,000
bushel mark, with a value, to the
growers, of over $4,000,000.
In the same year onions were
j;rown to the amount of about 175,
000 bushels, worth $212,000. The
bulk of this crop is produced within
a small area, being grown almost ex
clusively on what is known as
"beaver dam" land.
In 1911 Oregon produced $3,400,
O00 worth of butter, but in order to
supply the demand, at least three
times this amount was shipped into
the state from other sections.
In 1911 Oregon dairies produced
17,000,000 gallons of milk and
rreain, having a value of $4,000,000.
The. product is said to be the clean
est and most wholesome of that of
In 1911 Oregon produced 5,000,
O00 pounds of cheese, valued at
5753,000. The quality is of the very
best. Los Angeles uses more Ore
gon cheese in feeding its tourists
than of all other kinds combined.
XKW ItOUTN TO LAKK.
MARSH PI KI.J HOOSTKK.
Has the Portland Environment an
Influence on the I'. S. Engineer
in Charge of Coos Hay?
Stakes Set Indicate Itoute Will
lU-acli Kim Near Phantom Ship.
Stakes along Sand creek indicate
a new route to Crater Lake from
Fort Klamath, and according to C.
G. Miller, a local photographer, who
has been over the route of the pro
posed road, it is as pretty as the road
along Anna creek, and althought it
is somewhat longer, the grade is
gradual and there are no steep hills
This road, according to Miller,
"would come out two or three miles
to the right of the trail leading down
to the water at Crater Lake, and
would reach the rim near the Phan
tom Shi. This is about the lowest
point on the rim of the lake.
Miller has just returned from a
three weeks' trip in the Crater Lake
country, where he and h's partner,
Glen Johnson, sepured a number of
splendid new views of Crater. Lake
to add to their collection. Coming
back to Fort Klamath, Miller took
two pack horses and a guide, and ex
plored Sand creek, getting many
splendid pictures of this canyon and
the pinnacles and other scenic at
tractions in it.
"Starting from the Sand creek
bridge, one can go to within three
miles of the pinnacles with a team,"
said Miller, "and the trip is well
worth the trouble, as the scenery is
magnificent. 1 secured some fine
pictures after packing away back
into the canyon." Klamath Northwestern.
Coos Bay, Sept. 4, 1912. In 1909
when the repair and extension of the
Coos Bay jetty was demanded by the
navigators and the Coos Bay people
so that the bar would scour to great
er depth, the II. S. engineer recom
mended a sea-going dredge to ex
periment with on the Coos Bay bar.
While believing that the bar dredge
recommendation was not made in
good faith but only to delay further
the permanent improvement to jetty
necessary to maintain depth of water
on the bar', a few of us went to work
to Becure the bar dredge appropria
tion. It was a surprise to many
when the 1909-10 congress made the
$350,000 appropriation for this
dredge, and it is said the engineers
were also surprised. - It is pointed
out that after recommending ' the
$350,000 as the amount needed to
build this special dredge, tnat when
bids were called for, the lowest one
received was $90,000 more than the
appropriation, which is claimed as
proof that they didn't know -what
they wanted or made the plans more
elaborate so as to delay construction.
The money was appropriated by the
1909-10 congress and it was over a
year before bids were asked for.
Why did it take over a year to subr'
mit plans for what they had recom-J
mended two years before? Is it due
to the influence of the Portland en
vironment that it takes from 1909 to
1913 to get a dredge built for experi
menting on the Coos Bay bar? It is
now reported that these same en
gineers see no objections to the rail
roads bridging Coos Bay, and why
should they if they are under the
Portland influence, for Portland
would be glad to see a tollgate built
on the Coos Bay bar.
The importance of Coos Bay to the
Pacific coast and the United States
government is such that there should
be no chance for Portland, an inland
city, to In any way, directly or indi
rectly, have any Influence on the pol
icy or plans of improvement on Coos
Bay, and especially in permitting the
bottling up of the harbor by a rail
COOS BAY BOOSTER.
Insectary or "Bug House" of the
Oregon Agricultural College
Running up and down stairs,
sweeping and bending over making
ueds, will not make a woman healthy
or beautiful. She must, get out of
doors, walk a mile or two every day
and take Chamberlain's Tablets to
Improve her digestion and regulate
her bowels. For sale by Poley's Drug
A Pennsylvania girl forced a youth
into an automobile and then drove
the car to the parson's. Thought it
unwise to delap the leap year privi
lege any longer. New York Herald.
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IIUILI) OX QUICKSAND.
Several New York Kkjrgrrapers Ilest
Dii-ectljr Uon It.
Quicksand, to the popular mind a
lurking monster that swallows the
unwary, while often treacherous, has
been safely built upon, and several
of the second-class skyscrapers in
(New York rest directly upon It. It is
necessary at the outset to correct
the popular idea about quicksand.
The engineer's definition of quick
sand Is any loose, friable material
saturated with water. There are dif
ferent kinds of sand, varying from
nearly as treacherous as the popular
idea of it to material that may be
safely built upon. The ground In
the lower end of Manhattan island Is
a quicksand, extending from the sur
face to a maximum deptn of 80 feet
below, Broadway. It will bear three
tons per square foot, and the founda
tions of many tall buildings rest
upon it. Filled-in ground is one of
the poorest materials on which to
bnild, as for years after it has been
; deposited it will continue to settle,
and obviously any structure it carries
must settle with it.
Ordinary ground will bear safely
fromtwo to four tons per square
foot, dry clay from four to six tons
per square foot, good gravel from
six to ten tons, and bedrock from
fifty to 200 tons per square foot.
Sand, if confined, will stand very
large pressures, and similarly water,
the most unsuitable to all, if it could
be' restrained, would be capable of
resisting an enormous pressure. Cer
tainly no force man has pvoduced is
sufficient to injure its structure.
TROUT WILL GROW LARGE.
Superintendent O Malley Says Futh
Will Exceed 20 Pounds.
THE Oregon Agricultural college at Cornwallls, Ore., has a new iusectar
in wbicb problems in the control and extermination' of insects are
studied. The students call the building the "bug house." Experi
ments are now being conducted with the cherry slug, wood boring
beetles and the canker worm. Tests of insecticides and different sprays are
being made on apple trees close to the insectary, and the results will be re
corded. , The spraying tanks and small trees upon which the Insect experi
ments are being conducted are shown Id the upper picture.
FIVE TERMS IX SKXATE.
Perkins of California Announces Retirement.
Joker Reiteals Anti-Race Law.
Sacramento, Cal. Discovery that
the entire anti-race track gambling
law, known as the Walker law,
passed two years ago, will be re
pealed by the adoption of the state
racing commission bill, which has
been placed on the November ballot
by petition, is the latest sensation in
the referendum game. The clause
repealing the Walker law, and there
by opening the way to easy violation
of the proposed new restriction to
auction pool betting, is an obscure
one, placed near the end of a long
and largely meaningless text.
If it Is Tidings work It Is the best.
Real Estate Transfers.
J. F. Brown to H. A.' Sprague, lot
18, oiock 7, Central add., Eagle
Point. F. P. Schneider to Charles
S. Johnson, lot 6, block C, Boule
vard Park add. United States to G.
T. Wilson, SW. M sec. 4, twp. 35, 1
E. United States to Edna M. Spen
cer, NE. 4 sec. 10, twp. 32, 1 E.
Place for sale? House for rent?
Want anything? A few lines in the
Tidings' want columns will do the
Reports from the English and Cal
ifornia hop fields are sending up
San Grancisco. George C. Per
kins, United States senator from
California, announced his permanent
political retirement upon his return
from Washington Thursday. In a
statement made public here Senator
Perkins said he would be a candidate
to succeed himself. He assigned
failing health and the infirmaties of
age as the cause. His term will end
March 4, 1915. He has been in po
litical life 42 years. He has been
appointed once and has been elected
four times to the United States sen
ate. From 1880 until 1883 he was
the first governor of California, un
der the new constitution.
Senator Perkins is now chairman
of the committee on naval affairs.
During his entire service in the sen
ate he has been absent from his seat
only 21 days.
That siiitom brook fry plant
ed in Applegate and Big Butte will
grow in the Rogue river to a size
exceeding that of the steelhead is
the prediction of Henry O'Malley.
superintendent of government hatch
eries, who has been looking after
preparations to taKe nsn egga i
"The eastern brook in us name
habitat, the cold brooks and streams
of New England, rarely attain a size
exceeding a pound, though in lakes
they frequently reach a size of 5 to
6 pounds. The same fish, transplant
ed to Colorado, attain a size of from
10 to 20 pounds, and I believe that
with the abundant feed and warmer
anfor nf ttlP Rneue. this trout Will
exceed this size and equal in garae-
ness the steeineaa.
Mr. O'Malley Is planning to hatch,
in connection with the state board, a
quarter million eastern brook eggs
from Colorado at the Elk creek
hatchery, which will be liberated in
the adjacent streams as fingerlings.
He hopes to take ten million salmon
eggs and three million steelhead
trout eggs the coming season, which
will be hatched at Elk creek and
liberated. In anticipation of secur
ing a modification of the closed riv
er law, Rod Macleay, who purchased
the Hume interests, will operate the
hatcWery on the lower river this season.
Salmon will be taken this year at
ho Anient Ham instead of below
Grants Pass or at Fridlay's eddy as
formerly. Rocks will be put in the
riffle below the dam and at the fish-
ways, care being taken not to inter
fere with the ascent of steelheads.
Althnnirh fnrmnl notice wis served
on the California-Oregon Power Com
pany to begin construction or an-
n t her flshwnv nt Hold Rav. nothing
has been done, and thousands of fish
are reported as held up by the dam,
wherp tnev batter their heads in ef
forts to find the present fishway.
The interstate commerce commis
sion has reduced freight rates on ex
celsior. Is this another victory for
the breakfast food trust?
EVANS DECLINES NEW JOR.
Nominee Not Anxious to Assume
Office of Prosecutor.
Portland, Ore. Walter H. Evans
late Wednesday announced his de
rision not to accept Governor West's
appointment as special deputy dis
trict attorney for Multnomah county,
giving as his reason the pressure of
business in the office of United
States district attorney where Evans
is a deputy. This action further com
plicates Governor West's anti-vice
campaign in Portland.
From private sources it is learned
that the grand juiy probably will
name a special prosecutor to Iwgin
an investigation of the office of Dis
trict Attorney Cameron, whose defi
ance of the governor brought about
the naming of a deputy to work un
der instructions from the governor.
Cameron still maintains he is dis
trict attorney, while the governor,"
who made use of a long-forgotten
statute concerning the removal of of
ficers, declares he is not.
Tom Word, ex-sheriff, has not ac
cepted Governor West's appointment
as special anent in the office of Sher
IT VI liOSEK yi'El'K.
At The Chautauoua Building
loung China Rejoices at Evidence;
New York. The Young China As
soiiation is overjoyed at the report
jjLst received from Pekin that the
'imperial clan has cut the queue from
the head of Pu Yi, the deposed baby
imperor of China. Members of the
association here think that this is the
most hopeful sign of the submission l(
of the Manchus to popular rule. .
The receipt, of the news set the
members of the Young China Asso
ciation searching through Chinatown
for those who might still be wearing
the queue and chasing them into
barber shops. In an appeal to the
press, the association begged the car
toonists to hereafter omit the queue
in caricatures of the Chinese.
The implicit confidence that many
people have in Chamberlain's Colic,
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy is
founded on their experience In the
use of that remedy and their knowl
edge of the many remarkable cures
or colic, diarrhoea and dysentery that
it has effected. For sale by Poley's
Jirug Store. '
Scale receipts at Tidings office.
A Drama as powerful as "The
Lion and the Mouse."
"Love of the
Strongly reminiscent of that
great success "The Wolf"
By Milton Royle, one of the
triumphs of William Faver-
In four acts. Considered one
of the greatest dramas before
Under the Auspices of the Leading
and Progressive Business
Houses of Ashland
IN PLAYS THAT PLEASE
Monday, Sept. 9th
In a series of high class entertain
ments, presenting a different play
each night. We are giving to the
public good entertainment
At Free Cost
entertainments that would other
wise cost from 50c to 75c.
Tickets Given Free
by the merchants advertising here
in with each 25c purchase made
from this date.
Ashland Trading Co.
M. E. Briggs
East Side Meat MarKet
Ashland Feed Store.
H. G. Enders & Son
J. H. McGee
A. J. Biegel
Loomis S Nelson
East Side Pharmacy
Kohag'en's 5-10-15 and
Arthur S. Thompson,
Reserved Seats at Rose Bros.
Acting Governor of California le
clareH Only Poor to Gallows.
Sacramento. Declaring that only
the poor go to the gallows in states
where capital punishment is sanc
tioned by law, Lieutenant Governor
Wallace announced the reprieve for
two weeks of George Figuerroa, un
der sentence to be hanged September
6, and said that he was making a
careful investigation of the record of
the case of Alexander Ezafscar, sen
tenced to die on the same day. Later
he" will inquire into the crimes of
Willi Luis, a Chinese, and William
Burk, who had been reprieved until
September 13. Five other condemned
men will in turn be given the benefit
of the inquiry.
"I have not been nere long enough
to fully investigate the conditions of
these cases," said the acting gover
nor, "and my action will not be set
tled until I have time further to ex
amine the records. 1 have not madeJ
up my mind that the abolition of
capital punishment would be an un
mixed good. One of the strongest
points in favor of the removal of the
death penalty is the fact that under
existing conditions the law works un
evenly. The poor man suffers the
extreme penalty; the rich man by
long-drawn-out legal processes usu
ally ecsapes the extreme penalty."
Wallace is under the necessity of
granting or refusing clemency to
nine death-condemned men within
the next few weeks.
WOULD CALL (iOVKKXOK.
Klamath Kails lU'sidents Want As
sistance of Kxecutive.
Klamath Falls, Ore. Reports have
it that Governor West will direct his
attention to Klamath Falls after he
completes his work in Portland. A
number of women belonging to the
Equal Rights Club have been active
in getting the city council to take ac
tion towards abolishing the restrict
ed district. When a written request
was filed with the council it was read
and laid on the table. It is said that
the women immediately appealed to
the governor, with the result that he
has promised to give assistance in
the crusade they have begun.
This city was recently stirred by
the charges of graft made against a
number of the counciimen. It is ex
pected that some action along this
line will be taken by the grand jury.
The restricted district is not connect
ed with the graft -charges, but has
been responsible for a new moral
wave that bids fair to be a much
stronger one than was expected by
the council when the request to abol
ish the district was passed over so
CLARK COMING HKHK.
Sinker Probably Will Take the
Stump in Oregon.
Chicago. An extended speaking
trip for Speaker Champ Clark is be
ing planned at democratic headquar
ters. The tour will extend to the
Pacific coast. Representative John
E. Baker of California conferred
with Secretary Davies concerning the
trin. which will probably include
talks in New Mexico, Arizona and
California, with at least one in San
Francisco. It was declared probable
that the speaker would extend his
tour to Oregon, Washington and
other states in the northwest.
An article that has real merit
should in time become popular That
such is the case with Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy has been attested by
many dealers. Here Is one of them
H .W. Hendrickson, Ohio Falls Ind
writes: "Chamberlain's Cough Rem
edy is the best for coughs, colds and
croup, and is my best seller " For
sale by Poley's Drug Store.
Northern Pacific freight handlers'
at Spokane were granted a raise of
wages after a four days' strike.
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