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ASHLAND, OREGON, MONDAY, JUNE 2, 1913
CLASS OP 1013 LAKGEST IX HIS
TOKV OP SCHOOL.
CHAUTAUQUA TABERNACLE FULL
Largest Auditorium in City Crowded
With Relatives and Friends of Pu
pils Who Gather at Commence
The Chautauqua tabernacle was
well filled Thursday evening to wit
ness the commencement exercises of
the Ashland high school.
The class, which numbered 34,
consisted of IS girls and 16-boys
and comprised the following: El
mer Ashcraft, Angela Bomar, Calla
E. Biegel, Nellie M. Beaver, Fay
Carver, Edna Dougherty, Edwin
Dunn, John E. Enders, Vivian Greer,
Ruth Alice (HutchingB, Harold R.
Huntley, Alta Long, Eugene D.
Moody, Lynn D. Mowat, Beatrice
-Marie Miller, Donald H. MacCallis
ter, Verni V. Mills, Florence Eugenia
f01ds, Herbert K. Poor, Robert I.
Peachey, Walter A. Phillips, Leona
Blanche Salsbury, Josephine Mar
garet Saunders, Edward Mahlon
Stannard, Allie B. Shinn, E. Fred
Tostevln, Robert F. Throne, Olive
Thorn, Rose E. Taverner, Rose Helen
Thomas, Ruth Whitney, Gerald H.
Wenner, Esther Whited, Paul Wil
liams. The proceedings of the evening
were opened by the orchestra, which
gave "Marguerite Waltz," from
"Faust." This organization. has im
proved wonderfully under the direc
tion of Clark Bush during the past
few months and its playing is of a
The divine blessing was invoked
by Rev. W. T. Van Scoy, after which
the girls' quartet, consisting of
Misses Frances Hamlin, Ruth Hutch
ings, Wilma Charter and Mary Weis
.enburger, rendered "As in Days of
Yore," by Parks, and rendered it
very beautifully. The young ladies
have excellent voices and know how
to use them effectively.
Following this, the boys' quartet,
consisting of Billy Briggs, Kenneth
McWilliams, R. L. Burdic, Jr., and
Harold Huntley, gave "When Duty
Calls." The young men's voices are
well trained and their manner is
very pleasing. Following this selec
tion came the class history, written
by Lynn Mowat and read by Jose
phine Saunders. It was so well writ
ten that the Tidings herewith gives
it in full, and was excellently read:
History of the Class of 1913.
Standing, as it were, on the shores
of the great ocean of life, wherein
each must battle with the tides
alone, it seems an opportune moment
to look back over the time which
we, the class of 1913, have spent to
gether. It seems also a proper time to re
view the four joyful years which are
past and which we can never relive
. except in sweet reminiscence.
' Being, as we are, the largest grad
uating class which has yet passed
out from Ashland high school, and
having taken an extensive part in
the many activities of school life
through all our high school years, we
feel rather elated over our achieve-
(Continued on Page Six.)
Garage Changes Hands.
On May 29 Ed Go wland became
sole owner of the McWilliams Garage
located ,. on First avenue, near the
Oregon Hotel. All automobile re
pairing entrusted to Ed will receive
prompt attentiou and reasonable ser
vice. Mexico last year received 54 per
cent of her total imports from, the
DEATH OF W. W. MATHEWS.
Former Ashlander Passed Away at
Salem Last Week."
W. W. Mathews, a pioneer resi
dent of Ashland and for years agent
of the Ft. Klamath Indian reserva
tion, died in Salem on Sunday, May
25, and was buried, on Wednesday,
May 28, with Masonic honors, inter
ment being in Salem. Mr. Mathews
was a well-known figure in early
days in southern Oregon and has a
Jarge number of friends scattered
throughout this part of the state who
will regret to learn of his death.
The Tidings for artistic printing.
W. E. CASE, PASSES AWAY.
Father of Mrs. F. 1). Wagner Dead
at Home in Kansas. .
Mrs. F. D. Wagner received a tele
gram Memorial day bringing the sad
news of the death of her father,
W. E. Case, at his home in Cherry
Vale, Kan. While there were no par
ticulars as to the cause of his death,
he had been subject to attacks of
heart failure, and it is supposed that
one of these caused his death. Mrs.
Wagner left Saturday morning for
Portland, where she will be joined
by her sister, Miss Ida Case, formerly
a teacher in the Ashland schools,
but now teaching in Tacoma, and
they will Journey together to their
old home to attend the funeral. Mr.
Wagner is in California upon an auto
trip and could not be reached by
wire. The three little sons of Mr.
and Mrs. Wagner remained in the
city, being' cared for at the home of
their aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs.
A. E. Kinney. Mr. Case had visited
here several times and formed a cir
cle of friends who will sincerely re
gret to learn of his death. Mrs.
Wagner and family have the sympa
thy of all in their bereavement.
BUSTS BAUUST GAME
Heavy Swat With Only Bat .Puts
Untimely End to Fii-st Ball
Game in S. S. League.
"Two clubs with but a single bat,
Two teams that struck with one,"
or words to that effect, might be
fittingly inscribed on the memorial
of the first ball game of the Ash
land Sunday School League. The
game came to .an untimely end in
the fourth inning and all because
someone had forgotten to bring an
extra bat. " '
Everything was moving along fine
ly and the Methodists were in a
fairly safe lead when Deibert, in an
effort to make a home run, swatted
the ball with the only bat on the
grounds, and "biff," the stuff was
all off. The only bat was busted
and there was nothing to do but the
There was some disagreement as
to the score, the Baptists claiming
that Umpire Pracht had called An
derson out at home. If so, then
they went on and got out a fourth
man. In that event the score stood
2 to l In favor of the Methodists,
and if Anderson was not called out
then the score was 3 to 1 in favor
of the same team.
The batteries were Cole and Lilly
for the Methodists and Harris and
Dews for the Baptists.
The next game of the season will
be next Wednesday evening, between
the Methodists and the Christians.
483 Acres Alfalfa Land Brings
For $13,250, 483 acres of fine al
falfa and grain land has been sold
from the Cantrell estates to F. C.
Preston of California, one of the
heirs of the Preston estate, and scion
of a well-known and wealthy Califor
nia family. The land is situated near
the Junction of thi Big and Little
Ninety acres of the tract are al
ready in alfalfa and 100 in grain,
and Mr. Preston expects soon to im
prove the remaining acreage. He
will build a modern bungalow and
make the ranch his summer home.
The land adjoins the Cameron es
tates, one of the best known in Ore
gon. Ad Wolgast secured an option
on it, but allowed it to lapse.
Wilson Takes Auto Ride.
Washington, May 30. President
Wilson broke another precedent
when he failed to speak at the Me
morial day celebration at Arlington
cemetery. Instead he toured Vir
ginia in an automobile.
Please get your items for the Tid
ings in the day before date of publi
cation, if possible. All matter must
hereafter by in type by noon on pub
Eggs and produce taken In ex
change for dry goods, shoes, gro
ceries, etc., at the Ashland Trading
Hay at reasonable price, close In.'
Phone 259-Y. O. J. Rathbun. 2-tf
To bake the paint on Its passen
ger cars a railroad in Pennsylvania
has built a huge oven Into which
they can be runV
THE RANCHERS WILL COME LOADED
MEETING HELD AT BELLYIEW SCHOOLHOUSE FRIDAY EVENING PRE
LIMINARY TO GET-TOGETHER MEETING THIS EVENING
Every member of the Ashland
Commercial Club should be-present
tonight to assist in entertaining the
ranchers arid fruit raisers who will
lie the guests oMheclub at the get
together meeting tonight. This
meeting bids fair to be a great suc
cess. The ranchers and fruit grow
ers have taken the invitation seri
ously and will be present in large
rumbers and with definite ideas of
vhat they think should be the pol
icy of both the city and surrounding
Outlook for Ilig Meeting at Commer
Everything is in readiness for the
"Co-operation" meeting at the Com-
I mercial Club rooms tonight. The or
ganization will dispose of routine
business matters at an early hour,
in order to give abundant time for
the brief speeches which will occur
later. A large number of invitations
have been sent out to parties other
than the regular membership, conse
quently a big attendance is expected.
Light refreshments will be served.
Presbyterian C. E. to Picnic.
The Christian Endeavor Society of
the Presbyterian church will give, a
picnic on the church lawn Tuesday,
June 3, at 6:30 o'clock, to'be fol
lowed ; by a business meeting and
election of officers. - Mr. and Mrs.
Howard L. Brown of Los Angeles
will tell of the plans for the great
International Christian Endeavor
convention which will be held in Los
July 9 to 14 of this year.
At a bargain and on easy terms if
s ld soon, a 5-room cottage with
bath: Address J. E. G., care the Tid
ings office. 94-tf
The United States has 363 "glass
factories and the value of the pro
duct is $59,976,000.
THEODORE ROOSEVELT COMPLETELY VINDICATED
Marquette Editor Takes Stand and Admits Dis Error and Makes
Apology Teddy Asks Jury to Grant Only Nominal Damages
Marquette, Mich, May 31. Colonel
Roosevelt won his libel suit today
against George A. Newett, who
charged the colonel with drunken
ness, and having waived damages af
ter the defendant had uttered a re
traction, the jury awarded him the
nominal damages of 6 cents as pro
vided In such cases by the law of
Each party to the suit will have to
pay his own expenses. Judge Flan
nlgan instructed the jury to bring in
a verdict for the plaintiff, which It
did without leaving its seats.
The climax to the case was like
its conclusion, a powerful drama.
The air seemed to carry a message
portentous. Suddenly the plaintiff's
attorney announce! their case con
cluded. All eyes turned to the de
fense and Newett was callel to the
Roosevelt leaned forward, his face,
hard eye and piercing appearance
giving the impression of great ex
citement. He appeared almost ready
to leap from his chair. Newett read
from a manuscript, and as he pro
ceeded the intenseness of Roose
velt's bearing diminished.
"It is fair to the plaintiff to state
that I have been unable to find in
any section of the country any indi
vidual witness who is willing to
state he has personally seen Mr.
Roosevelt "drink to excess.
"I am forced," said the defendant,
"to the conclusion that I was mis
taken." The libel was published in good
faith, said Newett, in the belief It
v as true and proper information and
that it was true the defendant said
he was never questioned until the
libel suit was begun and believed the
essertlons until the trial opened.
He had gathered depositions from
different parts of the country, but
to use them would be to continue an
injustice which had already become
ppparent to him and his attorneys.
The colonel at this point was
granted permission to make a state
ment and said he would waive th
country in the upbuilding of the
common interests. There was a
wellj-attended meeting at Bellview
Friday evening, at which the rest
dents of that vicinity got together
and talked over what they believe
should be done to further the inter
ests; of the community, both as to
ousiness matters and otherwise, and
,very member of the club should be
present to hear what they have to
Light refreshments have been provided.
TALEXT COMMERCIAL CLUB
WilL Meet Tuesday Evening to Con
j sider Creamery Mattel's.
The following notice was phoned
in too late to appear upon the Tal
ent page of this issue:
"The Commercial Club of Talent
will have a meeting Tuesday, June 3.
An address will be delivered by Pro
fessor Reinier of the experiment sta
tion,, at which time arrangements
will be made for the Farmers' Insti
tute on June 20. The state agricul
tural school will- be represented. It
will ;be largely a dairy meeting."
Another Big Egg.
Mrs. J. P. Sayle has brought to
the Tidings office another addition
to te display of big eggs. This is
a Plymouth Rock egg which meas
ures 7 inches by 6 inches in di
ameter. A remarkable feature of
the affair is that the egg was laid by
a hen which had hatched a brood of
chickens recently, they being less
than a month old at the time the
egg was laid.
Ashland Siskiyou Club Meeting.
. The Ashland Siskiyou Club (moun
tain climbers) will hold their annual
meeting at the Commercial Club
rooms Tuesday evening, June 3, at
8 o'clock, for the election of officers
an;l , Rrranglng for the summer's
workt v C. B. WATSON, Pres.
John Kelly shoes at Enders'.
matter of damages save for the nom
inal amount provided by law, and
scid the object of the prosecution
was to stop such slanders.
The court stated his belief was
Roosevelt always had been an ab
stemious man and that Newett pub
lished the charges in good faith with
out malice, and instructed the Jury
to bring in a verdict for the plaintiff.
Roosevelt thanked each juror.
"It was splendid, Just perfectly
splendid," he said. Roosevelt and
Newett did not meet after the trial
end each went his way. Newett is a
sick man, and went to his home and
Roosevelt to his train for home.
In concluding his address Roose
"There is one thing 1 ought to
say, and that is this: From my ob
servation of this case and of the fair
ness arid -ability manifested by the
court, I say that Judge Flannlgan Is
fit material for the highest court In
Newett's statement said in part:
"I wrote and published the article
complained of. The publication was
intended only as a blow to Roose
velt's candidacy. In this publication
I acted in entire good faith, believ
ing the facts stated to be true and
believing as a publisher I owed it to
my readers to make the statement."
Death of Mrs. Stanley.
Mrs. Mary L. Stanley, formerly of
Ashland, died Saturday at the home
of her son, George Stanley, at Eu
gene, Ore., and the remains were
brought to Ashland for Interment,
the funeral taking place this fore
noon at the home of her daimhtpr.
Mrs. Winnie 'Ilildreth, on First av
enue, followed by interment In Har
gadine cemetery. The services were
conducted by Mr. Card of the Temple
Mrs. Stanley, who , left Ashland
about six weeks ago, was 59 years,
7 months and 23 days old at the
time of her death. The bereaved
family have many friends in Ashland
who extend their heartfelt sympathy.
LADIES CLEAX HOUSE.
Women of the Civic Improvement
Club Visit Exhibit Building.
Several ladies Trom the Civic Im
provement Club gathered at the Ash
land exhibit building Saturday and
gave it a thorough house cleaning,
scrubbing the floor and tables and
washing the inside of the windows.
The ladies deserve praise for this
r.-.uch needed work, and they also re
quest that samples of home-canned
fruit be donated for the exhibit
building. Any parties having the
same to spare will confer a favor by
leaving them with the secretary of
the club or at the exhibit building at
Handsome Indian Work.
There is on exhibition in the win
dow of H. L. Whited's Jewelry store
in this city one of the finets collec
tions of Indian work shown for some
time. It is the property of Mrs. J.
E. Barrett, and was gathered by her
during a long sojourn among the
aborigines as a school teacher, and
Bhe has many Interesting tales to tell
of the articles, their significance and
Widow Thieves Were Prevalent
Ashland Thursday Night Sev
eral Houses Eentered.
There were several residences In
Ashland entred by burglars last
Thursday night. , It is roported that
Professor Briscoe's house was en
tered and a pocketbook containing a
small amount taken.
The home of Harry Sayle was also
visited, the thief reaching Into an
open window and swiping a purse
that was In a handbag in easy reach.
The residence of R. J. Smith, the
jeweler, was also entered and a small
amount of money taken.
That the thivery was the work of
transients who are northward bound
Is evidenced by the following in Sat
urday's Medford Mail Tribune:
"A series of burglaries evidently
committed by the same individual
took place Friday night, the burglar
effecting entrances into the homes
of W. A. Messier, Frank Amy, Scott
Davis and Frank Isaacs. At the lat
ter place nothing was taken, though
a screen was pulled off the window.
"At the Messier home, on South
Holly street, the thief'took a pair of
trousers containing $28 in coin, a
necktie and diamond scarf pin and
a paier of new shoes. The trousers
and shoes were discarded a short
distance from the house and recov
ered. "At Frank Amy's home the thief
took Mrs. Amy's purse, containin?"a
$10 gold piece and silver change.
The purse was thrown away In the
"At Scott Davles' he reached
through a window, grabbing a pair
of trousers with $3 or $4 in change
In the pockets. He was seen by Mrs.
Davis at the window and fled, drop
ping the trousers in the yard.
"There are a bunch of hoboes in
the city and the thief is supposed to
be one of the crowd.
"A floating dope fiend who has
been visiting drug stores, demanding
dope and raising a disturbance when
refused, was taken In custody by
Chief of Police Hittson today."
The Hoiiu of Services Changed.
Evangelist St. Slair, who is now
conducting services at the Nazarene
church, desires to give his Bible
readings at 9:30 a. m. Instead of 2
p. m., as announced. He makes this
the order of his services wherever
be goes, and says the results are
Letter. The order of the services
will be: Bible readings, Tuesday,
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at
9:30 a. m.; evening services at 8
o'clock every night In the week ex
cept Saturday; three services on
Sundays, 11 a. m 2:30 and 8 p. m.
There Is a good interest in the
meetings. Good congregutlonH. The
Christians are being greatly helped
and others are finding the Lord pre
cious to their souls.
Everyone who loves the Lord and
desires to be at their best for Him
ought to make a special effort to
attend the Bible readings.
Homesteaders and Stockmen Clash.
Lethbridge, Alberta, May 30.
Long-standing trouble between home
steaders and large stock raisers
south of Magrath came to a climax
last night when about 3,000 head of
cattle and horses were rounded up
and driven across the border into
G. A. It. CONDUCT AXXUAL SEK
VICKS TO HOXOIi DEAD.
PRESIDENT CAMPBELL IS SPEAKER
Parade and Services at Ashland Cem
etery Followed by Exercises at the
Chautauqua Tabernacle and Lund
Again the people of the United
States have paused in their usual oc
cupations to pay tribute to the na
tion's dead. Again has the band of.
veterans, a band growing smaller
and smaller and feebler and feebler
as the years go by, marched to the
cemeteries of America and laid their
tributes on the graves of their com
rades; graves ever increasing In num
ber, as one by one the veterans an
swer to the last roll call, leaving but
a blessed memory and an example of
patriotism and loyalty to the coming
In Ashland as elsewhere the day
was fittingly observed. The veter
arfs gathered at their hall at 9
o'clock and, led by the Ashland band
and the First Company, C. A. C,
they marched to the Ashland ceme
tery. The Spanish War veterans.
W. It. C, flower girls and pupils of
the public schools also participated
In the parade. Arriving at the cem
etery, brief services were read by
the officials of Burnside post, G. A.
R., after which Burnside corps, W.
R. C, read the beautiful memorial
service of that order. A recess of
15 minutes was given in which to
decorate the graves of the veterans
In this cemetery, after which the
march was resumed to the Chautau
Here the usual memorial services
were held. First on the program
came the usual invocation, by Rev.
N. L. Browning. This was followed
by a song by Prof. Isaac's class,
which was well rendered.
Next came the reading of the Me
morial orders from the department
headquarters by Comrade Hicks.
A duet by the little daughters of
Prof. Isaac was followed by a recita
tion by Master Will Hunt, which
was well done and drew hearty ap
plause. Mrs. Wynne Scott gave a beautiful
recitation depicting a well-known
Incident In the Civil War, after
which Comrade Hicks recited Lin
coln's Gettysburg speech.
After another selection by Prof.
Isaac's class the address of the occa
sion was delivered by President P.
L. Campbell of the University of
Oregon. The address was one of the
best ever delivered in this city and
was dignified, free from bombast,
and In every way what a Memorial
address should be, a fitting tribute
to the heroes of the past and an
earnest appeal to the citizens of the
present and future to so conduct the
affairs of the nation as to make the
need of such sacrifices as had been
demanded In the past impossible.
After singing "America" the as
semblage scattered, the old soldiers
going to thq park to perform tho
meoiial services for the sailors of
the nation. The women of the Relief
Corps served a lunch for the old sol
diers and the members of the corps
at the G. A. R. hall and in the after
noon there were delegations of old
soldiers visited Hargadlne and
Mountain View cemeteries and deco
rated the graves of the veterans
For the first time in several years
business was entirely suspended In
the city and the day observed by all
of the cltlzeiiBx This is at it should
be. and It is to be hoped that the cus
tom of closing the stores on Memor
ial Day will be continued in the fu
ture. JOHN HUNTLEY IS DEAD.
Well-Known Citizen Passes Away
John Huntley, a well-known citi
zen of Ashland, passed away at hia
homo on Almond street Snmlnv
morning, after a critical Illness ot
several weeks from gangrene.
The funeral services were held
from the family residence this after
noon at 2 o'clock, followed by inter
ment in Mountain View cemetery.
The deceased was born at West
Bend., Wis., March 3, 1852, and has
been a resident of Asnland for sev
eral years. He leaves several children.