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THE TIDINGS PREDICTION: Before December 31, 1918, Ashland will have a population exceeding TWELVE THOUSAND.
It will be brought about by proper and complete utilization of her best resource Mineral Waters
Ashland, Oregon, Llthia Springs
"Oregon's fam.'U yd"
'Ashland Grows While Lithla Flows"
City of Sunshine and Flowers
ASHLAND. OREGON MONDAY. MARCH 26, 1917
TUfs week has liNn designatr
ed by Governor Withycombe as
patriotic week, and our citizens
are urged by him to come to the
support of our government by
recruiting the militia companies
up to war strength. Ashland's
company. First Company Coast
Artillery, needs men. All able
bodied men between tins ages of
18 and 45 years are eligible.
The time has come when our
company must have its quota of
men Do your duty as r citizen
and Join your homo company.
For further information phono
J). M. Spencer, first lieutenant;
M. W. Grubb, second lieutenant,
or 0. E. Dcibert, first sergeant.
Ashland ushered In "patriotic
week" in a most appropriate way by
organizing, at a meeting held at the
Presbyterian church, a local auxiliary
of the American National Red Cross.
William W. Hush, field agent for the
PaclHc division of the American Red
Cross, formed r.n auxiliary in Medford
last Friday; , but It was due to the
enterprise of five of our own citizens,
who wero in attendance a: the Med
ford meeting, that ho was persuaded
to be in Ashland yesterday. Hon. E.
, V. Carter acted as chajrn:an of lite
meeting, introducing Mm. Elmore,
who keyed her audience to thojropcr
pitch of patriotic enthusiasm by her
beautiful rendition of "The Star Span
gled Banner." Tho chairman then
briefly outlined the purpose for which
we had come together, and presented
the speaker of the day, Wm. H. Hush.
Mr. Hush said that be did not claim
to bo a public speaker, that he re
garded himself merely as a "bureau
of information" concerning the Red
Crops Society. However, tit spoke to
such good purpose that it was at once
determined to start an aux'Ilary here.
Rev. Mr. Carnahan made f. motion to
this effect, which was ca.-ried. The
chairman then appointed a nominat
ing committee, consisting J Rev. Mr.
Carnahan, Mr. McCoy, Mr. Graham,
Mrs. Summers and Mrs. Eubanks.
Pendi'ng the report of the committee,
Mn. Carpenter of Medford was asked
by the chairman to addresn tho meet
ing. This he did briefly, promising us
the hearty co-operation ot the Med
The nominating committee handed
In the following list of officers for
our local branch of the Red Cross:
Chairman, H. L. Whlted; first vice
chairman, MIes Lillian Patterson;
Becond vice-chairman, Mrs. S. B. Mc
Nair; secretary, Miss Winifred Wat
son; treasurer, G. G. Eubanks. On
mot'on, the report was dulv adopted.
Four men, appointed by the chair,
then circulated among the- audience,
securing the signatures of those de
siring to Join the Red Cros3. Ninety
four names were given in Though
this is a noble beginning, i ought to
form merely the nucleus for a large
local organization, numbering at
least two or three hundred.
The annual fees rango from a mini
mum of 1 to $2. 5 and $10. All
hut,th minimum include, also, a
year's subscription to the Red Cross
The need for our gifts and aid is
pressing and immediate. In case of
war, it is said that, should our
wounded pour in in such numbers as
from the western front in Europe, the
bandages now ready In the reserves
of the American National Red Cross
would last but twenty-four hours.
Patriotism urges us all to do our
utmost in this hour of need, and in
stead of considering the Red Cross
onCy as a vaguely splendiu organiza
; tlon, from which we. buy stamps for
Christmas packages, we should, one
and all, accord it the vital importance
and the generous support that It so
All citizens are eligible t" member
ship, and all are invited to become
members. Leave your name with $1
with any of the above named officers
or with any bank in the city, and a
certificate of membership will be for
warded to you. . . . !,
Rev. H. A, Cernahan wp.s taken to
the Sanitarium this afternoon for an
operation for appendicitis. '
Lose at Philomath
The Ashland high school debating
team, consisting of Cleo Kirk and
Ernest Abbott, lost to tho Philomath
high Bchool debaters at Philomath
Inst Friday evening, the Judges' de
cision going two to one aga'nst Ash
land. The Judges were D-. Ferchom
of 0. A. C, Dr. Gilbert and Professor
Young of the University of Oregon.
Mss Ahrondt accompanied the Ash
land team to Philomath, P.nd states
that the boys made excellent talks.
The Vshlanders were we'l pleased
with the treatment nccordel them.
"Hias Chuck" and
"Hiyu He He"
"Hlas Chuck" and "Hiyu He He"
has been selected by the general cele
bration committee as the official per-1
manent name for the Ashland cele
bration. It Is hoped to make the Hlas
Chuck as distinctive as is the New
Oceans Mardl Gras, so that whenever
anyone hears Hlas Chuck they will
think of Ashland, "Hias Chuck" Is
from the Chinook Jargon of the In
dians and means very good waters
or big waters.' "Hiyu He He," which
is more likely to become the "yell"
of the roundup and celebration,
means "great big good time" or "lots
of fun." In advertising tho two ex
pressions will be used and together
make a rythmical Blogan which rolls
of the tonguo like water bubbling out
of the lithia spring.
The name was submitted by Mrs.
G. W. Loorfley, who wins tho prize of
fered by the celebration committee.
The. Loosleys r.ro southern Oregon
pioneers and have cpent most of their
I lives near, the Indians. "In fact,
I Mrs. Looslcy says, "Mr. Loosley could
talk Chinook before ho could talk
I English." Mr. Loosley wa3 employed
I as police and Mrs. Loosloy taught on
the Klamath Indian reservation for
Chinook Jargon is the universal
language of tho Indian tribes and is
understood by an Indians of no mat
ter' what tribe. Tha words ere very
flexible and Inclusive in mcrnlng and
i"Hias Chuck Hiyu He Ho" is broad
'enough to cover the great hig good
j time which awp.its overy visitor to
Ashland on July 3, 4 end 5. The
I words are pronounced phonetically
I Just as you read them and tho Indians
i give them a rolling cadence which is
bound to be imitated.
Remember after this ,to call the
Ashland celebration the Hias Chuck
and Hiyu He Ho.
F. F. Garlough, assistant in the
biological survey of the United Slates
Department of Agriculture has been
engaged for the past two or three
days In preparing the polsor.cd barley
and will probacy be kept busy for
several days to come. A r.unntity of
the poisoned grain is ready for dis
tribution and can be obtained at the
Rogue River Fruit & Produce Asso
ciation. By having one central mix
ing plant It has been possible to pre
pare this poison at a minimum cost.
Tho price to tho farmers will be 6
cents per pound, cash on delivery.
Existing organizations should ar
range to distribute this poisoned
grain from some central rlnce that
wfll be most nccessible to their mem
bers. Districts that are not already
organized should do so fit once In
order to handle this In the most sys
For assistance In the organization
of dubs and for other information
call at the Office of the county path
ologist. C. C. CATE,
Court House at
Word was received by the local po-
jllce department this morn'ng of tho
rolery of the court houso of Doug
lass county at Roseburg, last, night.
A considerable amount of money in
gold and bills, presumably tax money,
was taken. The exact amount has not
been learned. No description of the
burglars Is available.
TUESDAY APRIL 3
MAYOR PROCLAIMS Tl'ESD.VY, APKIL ;1, (LEAX-IP DAY.
Tuesday, April 3, is hereby designated :m "Clean-up" day through
out the city. Don't forget tho date. Don't fall to mako prepara
tion for It. The city provides the teams. They will call for your
garbage somo time during that day. Have it ready. Bum every
thing you can, then put the remainder of garbago in boxes, bags
or barrols and have them located where t hoy can bo aslly reached,
In the alloy or In the street if thero Is no alley and by all means
have It ready for delivery early. Let ins make our city if possible
the neatest, cleanest and most beautiful city on the coast.
C. I). LAM KIN, Mayor.
NOTE Through an error in last Issue clenu-up J:iy was an
nounced for Friday. It Is Tuesday, April 3.
New Auditorium Will Replace
Tabernacle Erected in 1893
A crew of workmen .is busy today
hauling away a tangled mess of shinr
gles and timbers which Is all that is
left of the Chautauqua tabernacle
which has housed the Southern Ore
gon Chautauqua assembly since
1893. Following the favorable vote
on the unauuruqua pars, purcnaou
bonds, the work of tearing down the
old building was begun Thursday un
der the direction of C. W. Root, who
will also superintend the construc-
Original Ashland Cli
tlon of the new auditorium. A few
braces were cut and with a craBh
mhieh hroucht a crowd of spectators
the building collapsed. Tho timbers
will be used in making forms for the
onnorete walls of the new auditorium
but little else of the material can be
Ituilt In 180.1.
The tabernacle, which 'has served
the needs of tho assembly so well,
was erected in the year 1893. The
history of the purchase of the Chan-
tauqua grounds and the election at
the building is one of live effort and
which bespeaks the
spirit of the times.
The original Southern Oregon:
Chautauqua was located near Cen-
tral Pjlnt. which in those days was
one of the big towns of the county.
The assembly was held In a tent at
a location where water and shade
were almost totally lacking. When
a number of Ashlr.nders, led by G. F.
Billings md J. S. Smith, sought to
get the rsoseiation to hold the assem-
My at Asniano am pruui.wu
m -- - n I, i iw.nr nr .
and building, things began to move. Cvnlrsii yolnt n; a. Flooth and II. C. jthat will awaken the echoes for sev
Tluilt In Five Inys. Kinney of Crents Pass. eral miles Is being plnred or. the c'ty
Late in June the Ashland Chan-j The Future. 1 all and will bo operr-ted by the niech-
tauqua members got busy, purchased I Those who have year after year :unlsni which now rings the fire bell.
rL,n,,nin nnrk nronirtv from wntchel the Southern Oregon Chan- And here comes tho gassy part.
F Rouer and enlisting the aid of
the public-spirited folkB of the city,
hnin tin. nrlclnal Chautauqua tahcr -
imfle 'n five davs of actual labor,
was completed on the
evening of July 4 and was ready for
the assembly which convened at 2
.ii, n,.vt afternoon. The ex-
ccuuive committee which handled the
matter wes composed of J. S. Smith,
G F. Billings, E. D. Brlggs. F. Car -
ter and F. T. Downing, all of Ash-
Will Address Men's
Social Service Club
Rhodes, stnto secretary
of the Young Men's Christian Assoc-
elation, will aleo address tho meeting
of the Men's Social Service League
Tuesday evening at tho Presbyterian
church 7 30 o'clock, and wlU show a
number of slides Illustrating tho work
of the Y. M. C. A. amotw? the united
i land fxc. pt the latter, who hailed
l,from Central Point. Aboul forty clt-
lzens aided in the construction work
The building was clrculr.r in form,
as shown iln the accompanying photo
graph, end was eighty feet In diame
ter and forty feet high. W. G.
Schmidt planned tho tabernacle and
superintended tho construction.
In 1905 tho building was enlarged
by cutting it in two and inserting a
section which enlarged th(- capacity
to approximately 1,500 people. Two
years ago it became apparent that
this was not nearly large enough
and last year hundreds were turned
away from the big features. Then
too, the building seemed unsafe to a
j great many, and in order to keep the
j Chautauqua the park sale proposl
Hon, which carried, was made by tho
Chautauqua board and construction
Is started on a now auditorium which
1 second to none in the state
outside of Portland. Incidentally It
might ho romcrked that the original
miliums ai mm lime iii'i i iiiu k.i'-
d'stinctlon in point of sent:ng capiic
,ity. I. Officers in INfCt.
AshlBnd chnutaqmi the following
offcppa c,ected. (.1,,, T.
. . v,0.nrPsilK,n, Wi Vaw-
ter of Medford; secretary, Mrs. D. R.
Minkler; trersiirer, Fred Hansen:
trustees, W. .1.. Schmidt, liev. G. V.
Black'. Rev. G. J. Webster, E. O.
Brlggs, J. M. Liinrk. E. B. Smith and
James Chlsholm of Ashland, Rev.
Kosler of Me(i.-01.,i p
T. Downing of
tauqua assembly grow to Its present
( Importance In the community, while
; perhaps feeling a
fWHn tn.ieb of
regret at seo'ng the on im imng,
(which has sheltered them at so many
: enjoyable occasions, torn down, nreKns is
now looking forward to gieat things heavy
for tho Southern Oregon Cbautaii- whlstln
qua, and an all-summ'-r Cbniitanqua,
which will attract people from all
, over tho Pacific coast, does not seem
States troops on the Mcxiccn border,
j This has been arranged after the first
I notice cf the meeting went to press.
jMrMellliigor will ulso give his Ri10i located on the Plazc. to "Jim"
(dres's on "Mexico. Its People and:y .ir. Yeo owned a shop here up
Their Problems," Illustrated.
same evenlner This will make a very
j ,nt,.rerft)ng raA instructive meeting
j for the men of Ashland, ah of whom
i are cordially Invited.
1 Mrs. Robert Goodyear relumed last
week from an extended vloit at Berke-
Freight Rate Raise
A general increase from 10 to 15
per cent in all freight und passenger
rates to cover tho Increa-ed cost of
operation under the Adamson law Is
asked by all the railroads of the
country in a petition laid before the
Interstate commerce commlsnlon at
Washington, D. C.
It was stated tho rondi have met
other heavy expenses ' besides the
Adamson wage increase and that
they want to get themselves in shape
to servo tha country efficiently in
time of war.
Request was made for a blanket
Increase to faolllllate prompt action,
the road explained.
G.A.R. Will Ptobably
Gather in Ashland
Conimander James Matt'ngly of the
Southern Oregon G. A. R. Mates that
tho report given out last week that
the G. A. R. was to hdld its reunion
next fall at Butte Falls was errone
ous. He states that the selection of
the encampment site is lr ft In the
hands of the officers nnd.has not been
made definitely as yet. However, tho
Medford, Grants Pabs, Eagle Point
and Central Point people have been
heard from Informally to the effect
that they would like to me-.'t again at
Ashland, where a very successful
gathering was held hits yetr, and this
city will no doubt be selected. Ash
land offers Ideal Inducements for
such meets. The old soldiers camped
n tho park last year and held tholr
meetings In the Chautauquu building,
l privilege which would again be of
fered this year. The annnai reunion
vill bo held nhout April 10.
Who Wants to Buy
The Fire Tower
'..Notice is hereby given that on the
27th day of March, 1917, Ci the hour
of 2 o'clock of said day, the mayor of
the city of Ashland will sell at public
auction to the highest bidder, for cash
in hand.,, the city fire bell tower lo
cated on the Chautauqua grounds
near Pioneer r.vcnue. Provided, that
the purchaser chnll remove r.aid towor
with'n five days fiom dat.) of sale.
Atict'on sale will be conducted at
the site of said tower.
It C. B. LAMKIN, Mayor.
Gas Fire Whistle
To Replace Bell
Ashland is to have probably the
only fire nltarm In the United States
operated by soda wate gas. It
sounds gassy, but It's the truth.
When It. became necessary to teiir
down the fire bell tower to make
room for the new Chautauqua audi
torium the city fathers cast about for
a new loeat'on for the firo rlarm and
decided that the top of th.' city hall
would be as good as any. Then a
plan which has been brewing in L. O.
Vim Wegen's Idea mill wns suggested,
and as a result a six-Inch whistle
The whistle will be operated by gas i
from the Cunnlnghrm well
tneh nine lino was lnld Saturday con -
neciing wun uiu ku nnu mi m i..m-n
in from the well to l.linia pars. ineB.jr .ura.. . .
pumped Into Ashbind under
pressure nnd will make the
screech like a lost soil In
Skeen Sells Barber
Shop to James Yeo
George Skeen has sold the barber
until a few months ago
' . rv. mani fMtv anA liitu ft
jRreat many fHfind8 wno ar6 hc-iind to
iBC(,or(, n(m K00() ptr0i:age Mr.
Ipkoen's plans for tho futuru have not
West Linn proposes to erect a $l4v
iS A .grave nctional emergency S
exists. President Wilson has
i called for IS. 300 men for tho s
navy. American citizens bet weon
I the gos of 10 and 30 aro ellgi- 4
; llt TliORe under 1 8 must have
I ' written consent of thedr parents.
A navy representative will be
s" In our city In a few days to ex
amine volunteers and to furn'sh
' transportation to mobilization
points. All who wish to volun-
N teer call at my office and give
I nie your address, that I may be
' able to notify you when the navy "
omcial arrives. 'j
C. B. LAMKIN,
Mayor of Ashland.
Big Auto Parade
Tours the Valley
Fifty-six automobiles loaded with,
Ashland roundup and celebration
boosters, and led by the Ashland hand
in one ot the Intcrurban cars, toured
the valley last Friday afternoon In a
most effoctlvo demonstration adver
tising the ronndnp and celebration
which will be held here July 3, 4 and
5. Every car wes decorated with,
flags, bunting and s'gns calling atteu
tlon to various features ot the celo
bration, and the occupants wtio
decked out with roundup costume
and lonilod up with roundup yells,
which were turned looso for the beue
fit of Medford, Talent, Phoenix and
Central Point. The affnlr was also
somewhat of a celebration ovor th
success of tho Chautauqua project.
and signs calling sttention to tjin Jul
Chautauqua cssembly were also In
The demonstration wns the most
successful of Its kind ever pulled oft
In the valley end ef'ectlvely Im
pressed the neighboring cities with
the fact that Ashland Is going to havo
the greatest celebratton cf all thin
Ashtond's neighbors are co-operating
with this city In a harmonious
manner In celebration plans and nc
doubt will all be well represented by;
floats and marching organizations In
tho parades and by big attendance nt
all the celebration events.
Extensive advertising Is being
planned, and billboard newspaper and
other ways of rdvertlslng will bi
used, Including personal work by au
tomobiles sent out. Ashlnnder's who
contemplate taking trips r.nywhore in
Oregon or California prior to tho cisU
ehrntion duteg should get In touch,
with the publicity committees and
t;.l.e along n. sign ind othor advertis
ing to holp boost along th celebra
tion. The neighboring cltieB und the vari
ous scenic a'trcctions of southern
Oregon are to be llherally Included lu
the advertising, as the local commit
tees expect hundreds of nutomobiln
parties who will wish to vlnlt Crater
Lake, Kbunith LnkeB, the Mnrhlu
Caves and to :ien the valley and th
Klamath country while In southern
Guard Big Bridges
Two Portland companies of tin
Oregon National Guard ere called
out Saturday night and are guarding
the railroad bridges across the Co-
lumbia river. No other troops hava
1 been mobilized as yei, nut ine gunia
IIOIIS VU Jtrcp.'TU lUI fUlt;ii;i-i.cn.
Later It wns reported this morn
ing that the Salem company has been
Closed by Measles
Tho Lincoln school at Medford hast
been closed ow ing to numerous cases
of measles developing t mong the
school children. The school will ho
closed for two weeks by o:der of the
Medford board of health. Ashland
has not vet suffered seriously from
the epidemic of measles which caused
the Rosuburg schools to b. closed for
three weeks, tho Talent schools for
several days and other southern Ore
gon schools for like periods.