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Thursday, November 12, 1014
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I In the Social Realm
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A quiet wedding was solemnized
in the parlor of Hotel Park last Sat-
urday eveninB, when Miss Lydia
Heals became the bride of Mr. Arthur
Stiemetz. Jasper Loomis acted as
best man and Einora Beagle as
bridesmaid, while Uev. J. A. Lemery
officiated. The beautiful, impressive
ring ceremony was used.
The bride was gowned in blue mes
caline and shadow lace, with corsage
bouquet of pink roses. The groom
wore conventional black.
After the ceremony the guests
were invited into the dining room,
which was profusely decorated with
flowers and autumn leaves, where a
dainty wedding feast was spread.
Among those present to wish them
a long, happy and prosperous life
were Mr. and Mrs. Vroman, Mr. and
Mrs. Beagle, Mr. and Mrs. Harrison
Iowell, Mr. and Mrs. Lemery, Mr.
Hodge, Mrs. Bristoe and Anna Stie
metz, mother and sister of the
rroom; Einora Beagle, Hazel Clute,
Mrs. Emma Earle and daughter, Jas
per Loomis and Percy Daggett.
Otto Winter, Paul and Frances Win
ter, Mrs. Daniel Walker, Mr. and Mrs.
C. H. Gillette, Mr. and Mrs. H. H.
Gillette, Louise and Margery Gillette.
Parents, if you wish your chil
dren to receive individual instruction
you should arrange to place them in
Mrs. Hardy's private school. Call be
tween 4 and 5 o'clock. 37-tf
Ladies' have your suit made to
fij you by an expeiienced ladies'
tailor at Orres' shop.
THE CLUB (
Irs. M. L. Gillette received a very
pleasant surprise Saturday afternoon,
when about fifteen of her relatives
fuddenly burst in upon her, In cele
bration of her eighty-first birthday.
They brought many pretty and useful
presents In token of their love. The I
vnlnvlted guests "then prepared a
"huge least and it was served up In!
a most savory manner. It was cer
tainly a jolly family dinner with fif
teen gathered around the table. The !
decorations consisted of beautiful au-1
tnmn yeaves, red apples, etc., every
thing suggestive of the fail of the
-er. All the party stayed and spent
a most enjoyable evening, conversing
about their eventful history.
ThoBe present were: Mrs. M. L.
Oillette, Mrs. Mary M. Dunn, Mrs.
Elizabeth Van Sant, Mrs. A. H. Uus
fell. Miss Mabel Russell, Mr. and Mrs.
The Union Missionary Study class
is meeting in regular session at Mrs.
Caldwell's on Main street this after
noon at 2:30. The program con
trasts the condition of children in our
country with the conditions of those
in non-Christian lands. Also the ef
forts to better the environments by
the institution of playgrounds and
the Improvement of our , Sunday
Yesterday afternoon witnessed an
other delightful meeting of the
Wednesday Afternoon Club at the
home of Mrs. W. W. Caldwell, with
Mrs. Harry Mathes and Mrs. J. R.
Robertson assisting. During' ..the
business session' it was decided to
make an attempt to eliminate the
high cost of living, for a time at least
and the club will serve a penny sup
per the 28th of November. Four
new members were added to the list,
Mrs. L. A. Stewart, Mrs. C. L. Loo
mis, Mrs. G. M. Frost and MIbs Ir
vine. The next regular meeting will
be omitted, owing to its proximity to
"turkey day." The necessity of every
woman voting next Tuesday on the
amendment to the city charter was
also presented at this meeting.
Don't Be Sidetracked
Ashland Record, 11th.
Ashland people should not falter
tn their Bupport of the project to de
velop the mineral springs contiguous
to tbiB city and create here a great
resort for the attraction of tourists,
tbe rejuvenation of humanity and
the upbuilding of a prosperous com
munity. Personalities should not ob
fir the greatness of the project
mr the greatness of Ashland's need
lor something, more than she now
ban, on which to base future growth.
Tbe Idea that Ashland is naturally
udapU'd to become a great resort is
nld. It was held by, many of the
pioneers. The idea has been part of
the official records of the Southern
Pacific Railroad Company for a
quarter of a century. The idea has
occurred to every thinking man who
kias located here or sojourned here
in that time. The idea Is old. The
movement to make the the Idea a
reality is new.
The idea Is not based on one man's
Judgment it Is bound on an accumu
lation of judgments, spread over a
tteriod of many years. Since the
movement was started to put these
Indguients into executlonrthere have
been a multitude of other judgments
added to the I int. From sources al
most innumerable have come en
dorsements of the project. They
have come from great resort experts,
from great business men, from great
thinkers in varied lines of human ac
In tbe face of the mass of favor
able opinions It U presumptions In
the extreme to deny the possibility
or feasibility of making a resort
here. In the face of the existing
economic conditions, under which we
are laboring, It Is preposterous to
RDggest that we should lie down and
not attempt to real Ire on this great
asset of climate and scenery and
healthful waters. In the face of
either or both of these it la absolute
ly childish to allow personalities to
stand between us and realization of
all that adeouate develnnment nnri
exploitation will mean to us.
Any policy, therefore, that alms at
the defeat of the project now started,
should be summarily rejected by the
thinking citizen. Mineral springs
development Is Ashland's salvation.
Any argument that aims to defer ac
tion should be analyzed carefully for
its motive, before it is accepted as
gospel truth. Personal prejudice
against individuals should not he al
lowed to weigh against a great prop
osition mat in itself is highly meri
torious and of vast Import to the
Community. Criticism nf nnv nhom
of the present development program,
mat ib not backed up by facts and
does not carry with it a logical plan
of correction or a constructive policy
of replacement, may be dismissed
wun me mental observation that
mere criticism is the cheapest thing
In the world.
Ashland has voted to spend $175,
000 on mineral springs development.
A firm of New York hnnrl crnsrtu
have examined our bond issue. They
declare that we nibst amend our city
charter in order to make these bonds
legal and salable. This is not at all
unusual in fact it is the history of
bond issues that they are seldom
flawless. Next Tuesday we will be
called upon to vote a charter amend
ment mat win make these bonds le
gal and salable so that we can go
ahead with the work of d nvelnnlnir
our springs. The call for the election
Is in this Issue. There Is nothing
mysterious about it no nigger in the
woodpile. It provides for nothing
new. It merely makes legal the
bonds that we have already voted.
The Record fails to see any reason
why a citizen who voted to issue the
bonds should . not , vote to legalize
Mrs. Russell Tells
Of Church History
"There is no friend like the old
That shared our morning days.
There is no place like the old place
Where you and I were born.
There is no time like the old time
When you and I were young.
There are no times like the old
They shall never be forgot."
With these words as her inspira
tion Mrs. A. H. Russell, at the Meth
odist church Golden Jubilee Wednes
day night, entered upon her theme
of telling about Ashland before the
day of churches. It might be said
also that she took as her "text" the
seventh verse of the thirty-second
chapter of Deuteronomy aptly ap
plying it to the relations of white
man to redskin in the days when Ash
land was a savage wilderness:
"Remember the days of old. Con
sider the years of many generations.
Ask thy Father, and He will show
thee. Thine elders, and they will
tell thee. When the Most High gave
to the nations their Inheritance.
When he separated the children of
Expressing her gratification at be
ing asked to join in recalling Ash
land's church history Mrs. Russell
said: "I have watched Ashland
grow from one bachelor's cabin- until
now from April fourteenth, 1853.
This cabin was near the ford on the
then nameless creek Just below
where the ice plant stands the
home of A. D. Helman and Eber
Emery. Mrs. Helman and --Mrs.
Emery were still In the states as
we called east of the Mississippi
river. My father's donation claim of
one section of land Included .what
is now called the Kingsbury Springs
a tract cut into seven farms .now.
Our home was a home for preachers
of all denominations. .,', y
"The first preaching services; in
this part, of . the valley were at-'ray
father's home. Rev. Stearns, a Bap
tist minister, preached there .'the
summer of 1853 before the Indian,
war, which began in August. After
that the services were changed to
Mr. Dunn s, where Samuel Grubb and
family lived. .Young men came from
a distance to join in and hear the
singing, which my father led. ,He
had once taught music. J. M. McCal)
led the bass, C. K. Klum the tenor,
A. G. Rockfellow, some of the Grubb
family, my two sisters and myself
are the only survivors of those who
attended the meetings held in these
"Later on a school house was built
near Mr. Dunn's. The summer of
1857 Rev. A. M. Williams, a Presby
terian missionary, came to this val
ley from Yreka California. He
stopped at father's and promised to
preach in the school house next Sun
day. Father and his hired man rode
over the neighborhood on Saturday
to announce the service. Many came
In ox wagons, or walked miles. This
was the first preaching, I think, in
that school house. Later it was reg
ular every three weeks at eleven In
that school house and In the Ash
land school house at two. These
meetings alternated every three
weeks, with Revs. Sharp and McCain
and others of the Methodist church
and a Rev. Peterson of the Christian
"Then began a hungering in -the
hearts of a few Christian women for
WINTER AND SPRING
Lilies, Hyacinths, Narcissus, Iris,
Tulips, Allium, Sparaxis,
Cor. N. Main and Granite streets
UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT
Cor. Iowa and Lincoln Sts. .
Blacksmlthing and Horseshoeing
Come and see how we do it.
Work Guaranteed. . Prices Right
something better than a school house
to worship God in. In the year 1865
Mrs. Gillette and Mrs. Giddings col
lected about thirty dollars by sub
scription to buy an acre of land to
build a church at the head of Church
street thus naming the street.
Women moved first in good works
in those days. Later a few women
again made a new start to raise
money to build a church. We
planned a fair and put in several
months of hard work soliciting and
sewing and otherwise preparing a
house of worship being our hearts'
"We succeeded in time and used
the new woolen mills, before the ma
chinery was placed. It proved to be
the largest affair ever given in our
village. Our good men gave time and
money to help make it a success.
We had a variety of booths, one a
millinery, booth filled with goods
6ent us . from Roseburg. We had
ready-made clothing, a grab baer.
fish ponds, and innocent or ignor
ant gambling. I myself was eulity
of baking a huge cake with a hidden
rive-dollar ring in it. I felt so glad
to know it brought in twelve dollars
and a half. One friend bought a
share, then sold it, to add another
fifty cents. I boastingly spoke of
it to Father Williams. He remarked,
'I would not like to preach in a
church built with gambling money.'
mat ended my gambling for ever.
About 1200 was cleared and put on
interest for a time, then was used
in building the foundation of this
Methodist' church. However, a por
tion of the work was gratuitous. I
recall how two boys, with teams.
vied with each other in hauling the
most loads of stope per day without
any expectation of pay or reward
the pioneer spirit."
Illustrating the conditions with
excerpts from records of the day.
Mrs. Russell told how the church
foundation had begun to crumble to
decay and had become inadequate for
a church big enough to accommodate
the growing church population of
the village. She told how tbe ladies
again became astir planning a fes
tival and 'enlisting Father Williams
to help interest his people over the
valley in contributing and attending.
So. another great day in the little
village brought scores to enjoy the
occasion and leave the workers
From a record of eventB in March
1877 Mrs. Russell showed how an
earnest effort was being made to
complete the church building on tbe
foundation near the Academy. Tbe
old record stated that there was not
a building in town capable of seating
the congregations which assembled
weekly to hear church services. Thus
again the work of building on the
foundation was started but the
money was soon exhausted and an
other standstill of several years fol
lowed. Continuing statistical history
Mrs. Russell said: "In 1877 Rev.
J. B. Donaldson of tbe Presbyterian
church came from tbe east. He
made arrangements to build a Pres
byterian church. The acre of land
on Church street was sold and the
present site bought of the Odd Fel
lows Lodge. The cornerstone of the
church was laid June twenty-fourth
1878 and the edifice was dedicated
December twenty-fifth 1881. On
AugUBt twenty-fourth 1879 the first
church bell rang in Ashland.
"Tbe first Sunday school in Ash
land was held at the home of Mrsr
J. R. Hayworth now the W. C.
Myer farm. This Sunday school soon
outgrew the capacity of Mrs. Hay-
worths parlor. Then it moved to
the school house. Mrs. Hayworth
insisted that a man ought to superin
tend, so A. G. Rockfellow and J. H.
Russell were elected Joint superin
tendents which meant cleaning
house, building fires, etc. This
union Sunday school moved to tbe
Presbyterian church after it was
completed. Then its hive swarmed
and swarmed, as congregation after
congregation built their church
"The pioneers of sixty years ago
underwent all the vicissitudes ot
frontier life. The very necessities
could not, at times, be obtained.
They were surrounded by savage
tribes that let no opportunity pass
for murder and robbery. In fact
there was no part of this coa6t that
suffered so severely as Rogue River
Valley. Many of our most noble citi
zens were victims of tbe savage ar
row, cut off in the day of usefulness.
"If you of today feel inclined to
criticise the 'slow pioneers,' picture
a wilderness, then a rude log cabin.
Next a email garden, then the un
plowed and un fenced Wheat field.
Flour twenty-five cents per pound
and other thlngi in proportion. No
postofflce or store nearer than
Jacksonville elxteen miles and re
quiring six months to get our mail
from tbe stutes. Then you can. im
agine how we hungered for churches
and schools willing to sacrifice
other comfortB to obtain them."
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Miss Calkins Is giving a course
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the children of our . city. All are in
vited. Classes are held Saturday at
1:30 p. m. at the East Side school;
Saturday. 3 p. m., West Side school.
Anyone wishing instruction in public
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Phone news items to the Tidings.
Ira Dodge left Tuesday for Red
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