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Monday. January 13, joi;
' KSTARLISHED 1870.
Issued Mondays and Thursdays
Bert R. reer, - Editor and Owner
B. W. Talcbtt, ... City Editor
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Ashland, Ore., Monday, Jan. 13, '1.1
It is not the price which an arti
cle brings which makes for profit, it
is the amount above what it costs.
The only thing damaged by the
late cold snap in southern Oregon
seems to have been the weather rec
ords and the statements in the boom
The man who gets $3 per day for
six days in the week is better off
than the man who gets $4 per day
for three days. Those three days
spent on the streets often, cost the
man a portion of the money earned
the other days.
The man -with a grievance may be
a good workman, but he is never a
profitable one to have on the pay
roll. No man can f erve two masters.
He will give his grievance time and
thought which should go to his em
ployer. Labor has been called "the curse
of Cain." In truth it is the greatest
blessing of a beneficent Father to
his children. If you do not believe
it ask a man who has been confined
in prison idleness or an invalid who
Is unable to work.
The loss from the frosts in Cali
fornia seems to be shrinking. There
is no doubt that it is great, but the
California orange crop, it is hoped,
will have as many lives as the Dela
ware peach crop, which is killed sev
eral times every spring, yet gets mar
keted just the same.
Albion W. Tourgee, in speaking of
Lincoln, says that the liberators of
the race have always come from the
middle class, "below the abject poor,
above the soul-dwarfed rich." This
is eminently true. Roosevelt is to
day almost the only figure prominent
in the emancipation of the people
from the interests, who was born in
conditions of affluance. He is the
exception which proves the rnle, and
his training in the west in his youth
put him in touch with the common
people in a way a lifetime in the east
could not have done.
The Dunsmuir Plain Dealer in a
recent issue swipes an advertisement
from the Tidings headed "A Word
About Printing." The advertisement
came back to the Tidings as reading
matter in the Plain Dealer, and
while this paper does not object to
furnishing the gray matter for other
papers, the writer does object to hav
ing hiB mental children come home
in such garb as fhe Plain Dealer
clothes them in. The sheet was ap
parently printed on discarded wrap
ping paper and was so badly offset
that it was hard work to tell what
the article really v as. If the Plain
Dealer wants .its exchanges to ever
find out what it contains it better
get enough white paper bo it can use
it for this purpose.
The Mail Tribune sems to be after
Sheriff Singler's "goat," three big
heads on one page being devoted to
him, his office and his family in a
recent issue. Special attention Is
given to a remark of the new sheriff
that the coroner was the only one
having authority over him, the in
ference of the Mail Tribune being
that he claimed that the county court
had no authority over the sheriff's
office. The remark was made in an
Bwer to a query of the writer and
lie did not take the remark to have
any reference to .the county court,
nor does he believe Sheriff Singler
so Intended. The court was inform
ally considering the bonds of county
officials and one of the court ex
pressed wonder at the size of the cor
oner's bond. Sheriff Singler hap
pened in and the writer asked hlni
in an aside if the coroner was not
the official authorized to serve pa
pers upon the sheriff . Mr. Singler
replied Jocosely that the coroner was
the only man who had any authority
A laboratory for the study of can
ning and preserving haB been opened
at San Francisco by the United
States bureau of chemistry.
A new insect pest is destroying
French apple orchards.
GOING BACK TO THE OLD HOME.
U was a grand trophy that Wood
row Wilson brought back to lay at
the feet of his mother town, Staun
ton, Ya. But perbaps while he was
carting around all the laurel wreaths
and shiny badges that the voters and
others have bestowed on him, he did
not feel nearly bo biggity as some of
the rest of us on returning to boy
There is an element of triumph in
returning to the place that raised
you if your life has been even passa
bly successful. For if you left at any
period after infancy, you were al
ways depreciated. No prophet is
without honor, etc. In that feeling
there is always aa element of envy.
Village wise men hate to admit that
anyone who has had the same advan
tages that they had could ever out
It's very different when you re
turn. No matter if it is a small
share of the world's crowns of plun
der that you have been able to grasp,
you seem a pretty Lig man to stay-at-homes.
The element of jealousy is
removed, since they are able to say
to themselves, that if they had had
your chance, they would have done
as well or better.
Even if the former fellow with
whom you went to school does call
you "Woodie" or "Tommie," don't
step too high nor snub him too
sharply. The simple names of boy
hood ought to have a clink like the
old oaken bucket, after you have
been separated by your associates by
the formal handli of "Mister."
There is something rather fine
about sharing an honor with the in
fluences that created you. Was it
not President Garfield who, on tak
ing the inaugural oath, turned to
kiss his mother? Similarly it is a
gracious act of the president-elect to
give due honor to a civic parentage.
To the boys who. are going out
from Ashland today, or who have
gone out in past years, it may well
be remarked, Don't forget, if you
win honors or wealth in the big
world outside, thnt a large share of
the success is due to the early home!
whose shelter and impulse made it
PUTS IT UP TO THEM.
Mayor Harter of Tillamook has
put the enforcement of the laws di
rectly up to Its advocates by appoint
ing Attorney H. T. Goyne, Rev. H.
W. Kullman, paslor of the M. E.
church, and Mrs. Berniee Dick and!
Mrs. Retta Phillips as special police
men. The mayor said that he would
appoint others who were in the habit
of complaining about city affairs to
There is more merit Jn the sug
gestion than appears upon the sur
face. It is very common for nennio
to declare that there is violation of
the law, and especially of the liquor
law, when as a matter of fact they
know absolutely nothing except from
hearsay. To put euch people where
it is their business to know and sup
press violations will not only aid in
the strict enforcement of the laws
but it will rid the administration of
much unjust criticism. If the critics
are honest and are willing to put
themselves to one-half the sacrifice
of time, (business and friends which
a man does who. accepts a city office,
then they will look into the matter
epough to know positively whether
or not the violations exist. In too
many instances they will be found to
be unwilling to take the trouble to
investigate before making charges.
This tendency is one of the influ
ences which make it hard to secure
convictions when cases are brought.
Juries and even judges and justices
are unconsciously prejudiced by pre
vious stories of vinlati
they knew to be either false or ex
The people of Oregon will be in
terested to know the result of the
action of the mayor of Tillamook.
POOR EXCUSE WORSE THAN
A Seattle man pves as his excuse
"1 had to pay alimony to my di
vorced wife. I had to support my
present wife. And' so well, I made
a mess of it. I want to take my
medicine so that when I come out
I can make a better start."
That's it. Lay it to the woman!
Of course the women compelled him
to marry them, and the first one
compelled him to so use her that she
got a divorce and alimony. He knew
what he had to face in a financial
way when he courted the second wife
while under the court's decree to pay
alimony. If he deliberately put him
self in a position where he must steal
to support two women it is no one's
fault but his own and he should be
dealth with even more severely than
if the crime had eonie more excus
able motive, if an excusable motive
exists for crime.
Phone news items to the Tidings.
WARRING LABOR AND CAPITAL.
Without further discussion of the
sentence Imposed on the dynamite!
consnirarnrs. or without stnimln trJ
. , i i t, .
deplore the awful crimes in which
they are convicted of having a share,
the question may well be asked at
this time. What can be done to bring
peace into the armed camp of mod
The American people are not In a
position to lecture Europe on the
folly of militarism, when in so many
of their industries the strikebreaker
and the rioter impose burdens equal
ly vexing and costly.
How can the bitter anger be re
moved from the heart of the working
man as seen in so many employ
ments? Jail sentences may intimi
date the most violent, but as long as
this spirit of anger remains, bricks
canndt be laid nor can iron be cant
In the old days when the employer
lived personally among his men,
calling many of them by name, some
by their first name.?, the problem was
easy. Today the employer is com
monly some impersonal holder of a
heap of stock certificates in a safe
deposit box 1,000 miles away. Not
much room for friendship or mutual
And yet, even in this day of great
industry, there are thousands and
thousands of large factory towns
where there seems to be a good de
gree of peace between employer and
Let the working man remember
that strikes are not won by dyna
mite. Capital will pull its money
out of mills and rut it into govern
ment bonds befo-ii it will give up to
the gun in the face.
On the other hand, let the capital-
ist remember that never again can a
big business go on to large success
without making positive, consistent
efforts toward improving the living
conditions of its men.
Marketing Farm Crops.
Secretary Wilson is desirous of
having a 'division of markets estab
lished in the Department of Agricul
ture. This is for the purpose of aid
ing farmers to market their crops to
better advantage. The record of
what the department has accom
plished in the matter of improving
the crops and the methods of cultiva
tion during the past three adminis
trations in which Mr. Wilson has
been at the head of the department
reads almost like a fairy tale. The
world has ben searched for new cere
als, vegetables, animals and frjiits.
Extensive experiments have been car
ried on in all the features of farm
ing, orcharding and stock raising.
Education has, been the watchword.
Due to the work of the department,'
supplemented by the varioiu state
departments and agricultural col
leges, the value of farm products has
more than doubled in thattime, this
year, reaching the enormous total of
Having done so much and organ
ized bo complete a system of aid to
better farming, Secretary Wilson
now wants to give the farmer great
er returns for his labor by improving
his marketing. In spite of the high
prices prevailing, as the consumer
sees them, the original producer is
not getting them. There is too much
added to prices t on the long route
between the producer and consumer.
We may take the one item of prunes
as an illustration. The grower sells
to the packer for 4 cents a pound a
high-grade prune. The packer puts
it into marketable condition and sells
to the jobber at 6 to 7 cents. When
the consumer in St. Louis goes to
the store to buy it, he pays from 15
to 20 cents. The price increases
from 400 to 500 per cenf between
the producer and consumer. All
other food products increase in like
manner from' 100 to 500 per cent.
What Secretary Wilson desires is
not to add to the consumer's cost,
but to get ' the producer a better
price, by enabling him to do more
direct and associated marketing. He
says the consumer may also reduce
this difference at Ms end of the line
by doing more direct and associated
purchasing. The parcel post is not
going to do this work. It will help
in many things, but the great bulk of
farm products cannot be marketed in
that way. The farm is to be made
more profitable and attractive by
getting the farmers better prices, and
this the secretary aims to do without
increasing the cost to the consumer,
but rather by opening channels by
which the consumer may also be ben
efited. Railroads Confer With Telegraphers.
Oakland, Cal., Jan. 10. A new
schedule of agreements between the
Pacific coast system of the Southern
Pacific Company and the Order of
Railroad Telegraphers is the object
of a meeting here today by members
of the latter organization. The pres
ent schedule has been in effect since J
1907, and alth0u3h.it is certain the
telegraphers will ask for an increase I
In wages, there has been no sugges
tion of a strike.
The Home Circle 1
I H Thoughts from the Editorial Pen
The Beautiful Side of "the Lodge."
B A stranger was waiting one day
last week for an interurban car near
a smallish mid-western city. There
came hobbling to the platform an
old man, with gray beard sweeping
his breast, who sat down beside the
stranger with a sigh of relief at the
opportunity of resting.
"I've walked this fur," said the
old man, "but I won't walk back.
My feet git so sore with walkin' that
1 just about have to give it up."
"How far have you walked?" asked
"From the Hoiue," was the reply.
"I live there. Lived there about
three years now." The stranger was
one of those men who like to know
about things, so ha asked his chance
acquaintance all about "the Home."
"Ours is a state home," said the
old gentleman. "I'm the only one
from our lodge. My wife is with
me, and we have a room to ourselves
and everything we want. There are
about 300 in the home, 40 or bo old
women with their husbands, and
quite a lot of children girls and
boys. We're all just a great big fam
ily. I never had bo good a time in
my life as I've had in the home.
We have two good libraries and all
the books and magazines and papers
we can read. I've mended 196 chairs
since I came I used to be a carpen
ter. I do lots of work. We've made
some of the best friends of our lives
there. Come over and see us some
day, and we'll show you a lot of old
j folks and young folks having a happy
life, that would be in awful hard
pinches if there wasn't a lodge to
take care of 'em.
"Some of 'em, of course, aren't
quite as well satisfied as they might
be but that's because they are old
and haven't any folks. It's nothing
against the home. That's all right.
We have everything we want, go
where we please, and mostly we're
His lodge pays 78 a year for his
keep in the home, and buys his
clothing. "I had all the clothes
when I came that I thought I'd ever
want," said he, "but I guess I'll have
to have a new pair of shoes."
The lodge made application for the
admission of these people to the
grand lodge home, and after it was
granted sent a committee to see how
the old folks were situated and how
they felt about staying.
The stranger knew in a general
way that all the l'eat secret orders
take care of their destitute in this
way, but he went away with his
heart warmed toward these great
organizations. He -went away from
this chance meeting ready to take off
his hat to the buttons- and charms
so often displayed on the waistcoats
and coats and watch chains of his
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fellow Americans, and to forget all
about the millinery and flubdubs
if such there be in lodgedonr. And
there ran through his mind the
"Inasmuch as ye did it to one of
the least of these my brethren, ye
did it unto me."
The Cry of a Child.
It has been said that the lonely
cry of a child in the dark is a far
more terrible arraignment of things
as they are than the most eloquent
speech, hot from the heart of an
Is it? Listen!
A committee wa3 probing the labor
situation in a certain place and was
astounded to find a child of 3 at
work. One of the party asked the
babe how long it had thus been em
ployed. "Ever since I was," came the sim
And yet in those little words, fall
ing so naturally from the lips of a
ttt, is a more scathing expose ol
conditions than any novelist, dra
matist or orator could frame, no
matter how carefully he picked and
chose his English.
"Ever since I was" what a
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searchlight that throws upon indus
trial conditions; what poverty it lays
bare; what terrific wolfish greed it
And mark this: The incident did
not take place in crowded Italy, nor
the new commercial Germany, nor in
callous England, nor in any of those
countries against whose "pauper out
put" the labor of American men has
to be "protected.". No, this took
place right in New York state!
Is America really the land of the
free and the home of the brave?
Are we a free people when our babies
are exploited? Are we a brave peo
ple when we allow such condition
to exist? Isn't it time to end the
rule of the dollar and begin the rule
of justice and human rights?
"Don't you think woman's educa
tion should be equal to man's?"
asked the suffragette.
"A woman naturally knows more
than a man does," replied Mr. Grow
Icher. "If she goes on studying pub
I lie questions, she'll know only as
I much." Cleveland Leader.
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