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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 Grows While Lilhla flows'
City of Sunshine and flowers
Ashland, Oregon, Lllhia SprMs
"Oregon's famt us Nw'
ASHLAND. OREGON MONDAY, APRIL 30, 1917
NUMB ( i 93
Llilitia Expect Call
In the Near Future
Orders for mobilization of the
Coast Artillery1, 0. N. G are not ex
pocted until after congress has settled
the conscription hill now before that
body, accorldng to Colonel C, C. Tara
morid, who attended a meeting of the
general staff In Portland recently,
Bays the Eugene Register.
This seemed t be the general
opinion of all members of the staff
present, says Colonel Hammond.
The general staff has ordered that
none but soldiers be admitted to the
Portland armory, and commanders of
the various units where thero are lo
cated state armories were advised to
take similar steps to protect the
buildings and contents from cranks
and enemies of the country, but in a
small city like Ashland, where' the
frmory is the center of social activi
ties. It is not thought best to keep the
The local militia, which has been
hampered to a great extent by the
lack of equipment, will soon receive
a consignment of supplies from Cap
tain T. B. Harris of Eugene, quarter
master of tha Coast Artillery Corps,
-who has just received a big shipment
which he will distribute among the
various companies of the corps at
Hyiu Hehe !
Have you seen them? They are
here and they sure are some pin. The
offla'al roundup pin arrived Saturday
and they Immediately sprang onto the
coats end automobile radiators of
counties roundup enthusiasts. The
pins are finished In green and white
and bear a picture of the celebrated
Lea Caldwell riding a bucking bron
cho, which Is claimed to be the best
bucking horse picture that has ever
been taken. Around the outer edge
of the pin are, pi.tnted the words 'Ash
land Rogue River Roundup" and the
dates of the big show, July 3, 4 and
6, while underneath the picture ap
pears the roundup slogan, "Let Mm
buck." The pins are made in two
sizes', one being about the size of a
60-cent piece and the other is an Im
mense pin similar In size to the p.ns
which were Pit out uv tlie Husnes J
mmnalen committee In the latter
days of tho presidential campa'gn.
which Is six inches In diameter. The
smaller pins sell for 10 cents each and
the larger pins can be bought for 50
cents each at Hosier's, Greive's,
"Whjlte House grocery and numerous
Nine g'rls signed up In the Honor
Guard automobile class which met at
the armory building Saturday morn
ing, under the supervision of Delmar
Harmon. The class promises to us
an interesting one, ana many ura ,
girls are intending to Join th's de-i
the work Satui
Those who took up
...t. Caixprfav mnrnlnir nrp the
UIO wuin oamiu.j mv o .
Misses Ringhelm, Powers, Cornelius, 1
Silver, Winter, Moore, Dunham and
McCormlck. The class will meet
every Saturday morning at 9 o'clock.
Drill instruction and the other sched- j
tried classes will meet in the armory
torfght. Tho swimming classes will
meet tomorrow night at Helman's
The swimming pools will be re
served for the girls of the Honor
Guard only and no spectators will be
allowed. On account of the contin
ued coldness of the weather the baths
will not lie opened to the general pub
lic until a future date.
One-half of the subscriptions made
toward the 1917 celebration are due
on May 1 and are payable to G. G.
Eubanks, the treasurer of the com
mlittee. It is hoped Uiat these sub
scriptions will be promptly paid, as
It is necessary that money be now
used for publicity purposes. If there
Is no money on hand to advertise the
celebration it will materially reduce
the number of people In Ashland on
July 3, I and 5.
At the invltaolon of State Secretary
I. B., Rhodes of tho Young Men s
Christian Association, several Ash
land mon went to Med ford last Tues
day to meet with a group of men from
Medford, Central Point, Jacksonville
and Grants Pass to discuss ways anj
means of supporting the work of the
army Y. M. C. A. among the American
troops that are rapidly being mobil
ized. The following committee was
named to organ'ze this work in Ash
land: C. B. Lamktin. 0. Fv Carson,
J. P. Patty, G. C. McAllister, G. R.
Sllngerland, Clark Bush and G. 11.
Billing!. This committee have nut
and elected 0. F. Carson permanent
chairman and Clark Bush treasurer.
One-third of the older boys and
young men of our state and nation
will be under arms within a year.
The safeguarding of the moral, physi
cal and Intellectual life of these men
is quite as Important as licking the
Kaiser. The need and effectiveness
of the Young Men's Christian Associa
tlon in war time has been demonstra
ted in the camps along the Mexican
border, and at no less than 2,500
points In the army and prison camps
of Europe. The work is conducted
with the authorization and hearty en
dorsement of the War Department.
Command'ng officers welcome the as
sociation and the appreciation shown
by the crowded buildings and by their
ready co-operation In the various ac
tivities. Major-General John F. O'Ryan,
commanding the New York divlison
on the Mexican border, after seeing
the array Y. M. C. A. work last year
said: "If America goes to war, mon
ey can be turned over to the Young
Men's Christian Asosciation with
every confidence that it Will be ex
pended scientifically and along lines
most acceptable to soldiers."
Is Big Success
The Country 3tore closed on Sat
urday night after three days of very
successful business, having taken in
about $150. Besides raising money
for very good causes, the ladies feel I
that they ave done some good in i
placing many useful articles, that
have been lying idle, in homes where
they will be put to practical use and
The Civic Club wishes to publicly
thank those who so generously con
tributed to the success of the enter
prise: Miss McCall and Mr. E. V.
Carter for the use of the build'ng:
the city council for lights; Mr. Lover
land and his Boys' Band for lively
music; Mr. Sams for the "Plaza
Blend" coffee served at the lunches;
H. P. Holmes for dishes: C. H. Vau
pel for shoes; Boot Shop, shoes;
White House grocery, milk can fast
eners: Mars Haser, bassets n. l,.
Whited. papers: T. H, Simpson ana'P" f enlisted men during the war
valuable articles; J. I
A. Kohagen, hats and papers;
Simon, hnt: the three drug stores,
- - -
Side Pharmacy. McNair Bro,.
"u 1 ".. "'
art.'cles that sola wen; me asii-
.... jr. , . .
' lunrf ' ri'ntro onn afln nnn Kpnnrn
much publ'city. The banner contrib
utor was Mr. Ferguson of Ferguson
Bros.' up-to-date "bargain store."
who gave much good merchandise
j"" ickly. The club also
mm " - iiii'i-"!. "'jine Auxiliary nun rruaj cvtmnfi.
vishes to thank al! the good people May 4 at lho xat From the work
of Ashland who contributed articles
and bought at the store, and the
country ladies who so kindly ga.e
thelr services as clerks in the store. I
Diflr CfAVA fe I
I arK iJbOre IS
LC43CU rui oummu
The attractive little park provls'on
store which Is located near the en
trance to the nuto camp ground, and
which proved very popular with pic
nickers and auto tourists last sum
mer, has been leased by Mrs. Susie
Allen to C. K. Crosno, a newcomer
from Toledo, Oregon, who with his
wife will take noseossion on May 1.
Mr. Crosno has heretofore been in
the grocery and abstract business. He
is a brother of Mrs.. Thayer, who pur
chased the Gash place on High street.
Portland's bonded debt limit has
been passed, but will be within the
limit -May 1 when some Is paid off.
Latest War News From
State, Americas and Europe
Invite Joffre to Coast.
Governor William Stephens by tele-
graph Saturday urged tho governors
jof the stales of Wash'ngton, Oregon,
Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona
and Montana to join with California
In a movement to bring to the west
era states the representatives of the
allied European countries who are
now in Washington.
May Send Troops to Europe.
As a result of tho conferences held
with the British and French commis
sions in Wash'ngton the general key
note of their visit shows that it will
lie an absolute necessity to send
American troops to Europe in the
near future. These men have im
pressed upon Freo'dcnt Wilson that
if the war is to be brought to an early
close tbolr armies "must be strength
ened not only by food and munitions
but by men. There is no desire e'tber
on the part of Great Britain or
France- to send green men to the
front. They want this government to
train large bodies of men as rapidly
as possible and to dispatch them to
England as soon as they are ready.
In th meantime Great Britain and
France will be more prodigal in their
expenditure of life knowing that at
the proper time the Un'ted States will
have at hand a sufficient force to take
the place of those who have been
k,IHed. It was pointed out that tne 1 use in common aerense, ana otner eie
presence of an American army on Eu-i ments which may be advisable for the
ropean battlefields alone would be j same purpose.
Draft Plan Passed
By Both Houses
By overwhelming majorities both
the senate and the house passed late
Saturday night the administration ernment was made recently to Adju
bfil to raise a war army by selective i tanl General White of the Oregon
draft. ,. .jNatlonaf Guard, at Portland, by Dell
The filial rollcalls brought into line Elancett of Pendleton, cowboy and
behind the bill many senators and roundup star,
representatives who had fought for j He wrote Genoral White that with
the volunteer system until routed by out a doubt ha can organize a squad
decisive defeat of volunteer amend- ron 0f cavalry as good or even better
ments earlier In the day in both than the Rough Riders of Spanish
houses. The senate, which had voted j war famei iea )y Colonel Theodore
down the volunteer plans 69 to 1 8, j Roosevelt.
passed the bill by a vote of 81 to 8. Mr BIancctt ig we known t0 peo.
In the house the vote against the vol- , . h ntt(,ndpd recent round-
unteer plan was 313 to 109, and that
by which the bill Itself was passed
was 397 to 2i. As passed by the sen-
ate the measure provides for the draft
of men between the ages of 21 to 27
years,, wh'le in the house the age limit
was fixed at 21 to 40. This and lesser
discrepancies will be threshed out .11
conference early next week so thft
the bill may be in the hands of the
president as quickly as possible. The
war department has already complet
ed plans for carrying it Into effect.
Both senate and house adopted
amendments just before the final roll-
calls which would greatly Increase the
lne no,,sc i'"'B' l""
pay ?3n a month, ana tnai npproveu
by the senate would fix It at $29 a
month. The present pay Is $15.
will lie headed by Eliliu Root, secre
The May day ball will be given by tury 0f wftr under President McKln-
the Auxiliary Cluli Fr'day evening.
the different committees are dolus
there surfly will be a good time. The
feature committee aiv putting every
etrort forWard to ph ase the spectat-
01s. The dedicating committee are
tryjng to outdo any committee before
them. And those refreshments, home-
mndo cakes, ice cream and coffee for
" c i ts.
Dance tickets are $1; extra ladies
r.nd spcctatois 25 cents. It
Postpones Visit (
Senator Gus Moser. who was to
speak at Ashland on next Wednesdav
evening on the $6,000,000 road bond
issue, sent word that It would be im-
possible to be here on that date, but
that he would advise later as to when
he will come.
The Barnes Fish Company is to op-
eiate a cannery at Gold Beach.,
I such a vital moral effect on the allies'
armies as to be worth a great battle
Russia Causes Trouble.
Among tho countless worldwide
questions which are now confronting
congress comes the rumor that Russia
and Germany are about to make sep
arate pence. This would probably
mean that about a million and a half
veteran flght'ng men would swing
Into the balance against the British
and tlio French fronts, that Germany
would be fed, supplied and equipped
for endless war, aifd that the allied
blockade to starve Germany out
would have gone to naught.
In the Meantime
The allied armies still keep up their
terrific plunging against the Germans
and are fighting desperately, and as -period.
a result no tremendous gains or de- Mr. Daniels came here at. the in
cls've battles have been fought in the stance of Mr. McCormlck and Mr.
past , few days. The allies have j Greer to help work out a feasible
launched tho biggest force of men plan whereby capital could be In
that have ever charged forward, and duced to make such an investment,
the greatest blast of artillery that the j Mr. Daniels will supply the local corn
world has ever known recently and a mlttee with sketches of plans for the
terrific chargo is in progress against . structures, probably w'th'n the next
the vandals' Una
Guatemala has broken relations
with Germany, and has offered the
United States the use of her terri
torial waters, ports and railways for
Offers To Raise
An jffer to raise several troops of
crack! cavalry for the use of the gov-
upg flt pendletoni where lie appeared
n ste,ar ro,eg an(J g the man
throllgh whom lhc local roundup as-
'goclnt.on recently made contracts for
the well.known COW,oy gtars who will
npppar at the ,)g r0undup nere ncx,
Mr. Blanchett's offer to raise a
cava'ry squadron can not be accepted
until it receives further consldera-
tion. and It is rumored that the mat-
ter will be put off until renowned.
cowboys from all over tho west gath-
er at the local roundup, where it
would be a simple matter to form the
company, as all tho cowboys would be
, ... AAf Uatfo
LllilU KOOl HCdUS
Council to Russia
America's conimlrslon to the new
democratic government of Russ'a
eyi secretary of state under Itoose-
icy, secretary or state unner noose- j
volt ,) for Ex yeanj a xew York
8HW,tor. Ho called on the PiWdont I
st Thursday to accept the task and
f,pni. 0f the president's plans for of-
forR uiiHtinted rid to the provision-
Hi minorities at Petrogrml in their
task of carrying on the war with Ger-
many. netting up a permanent govern-
and rehabilitating their coun-
Only acceptance by other men se
lected for places on the commission
are aw i'ted before formal announce
ment of their names and details of
their mission are made public. The
president Is anxious that they leave
for Petrograd as promptly as possi-
. bio, since the trip will require several
j weeks. The route to be followed will
M kept secret for safety's sake. Word
of the commission's coming already
1ms been conveyed to the Russian
government and It has been Indicated
( In response that It will be warmly
I The commission will go to Russia
,ln the spirit of helpfulness and will
(not offer unasked advice.
Friday, Mark Daniels of San Fran
o'sco met with the committee recently
appointed by the council and Com
mercial Club for the purpose and dis
cussed tentatively plans for a water
cure sanitarium and new tourist ho
tel. In answering a questlou from
one of the committee as to how much
the Investment should contemplate,
he said: "The sanitarium and hotel
should lie built separately, but should
lie close enough together so that pa
tients could walk easily from the ho
tel to the baths. The sanitarium
proper should contemplate an Invest
ment of some s'xty thousand dollars
and the hotel about ninety to one
hundred thousand." He said the in
vestors would expect the city to fur
nish sites for each of these structures
and contract to furnish the water for
purposes for a long
thlrty days. The matter thus crys
tallized will be ready to put up to
Investors in an intelligent shape. Mr.
Dan'els Is In touch with capital that
looks favorably upon such an Invest
ment. The party visiting Ashland Friday
and Saturday was composed of E. O
McCorralck. g?ncral traffic manager
of the Southern Pacific; John M.
Scott, general passenger agent for
Oregon; General Frc'ght Agent H!n
shaw and Mr, Daniels. Mr. Scott and
Mr. Hlnshaw returned to Portland
Saturday evening and Mr. McCormlck
and Mr. Daniels went south in Mr.
McCormlck's private car on No. 15
Saturday night at 11 o'clock.
More Lots Wanted
If you have a vacant lot that is not
working, or If you know of someone
who has, please let it be known at
once. Interest is growing Intense in
the local campaign for Increasing the
food supply by encouraging the plant
ing of vacant town lots as well as
suburban property suitable. The
schoolboys are evincing a keen Inter
est and already quite a number of
them have secured a liloek of soil
and are getting busy But many
more are interested and want assign
ments of land to work. Quck action
must lie taken (o get the best results.
At the First National Bank, where
money is being loaned to young peo-
pie to purchase seeds, etc., without
Interest, it is stated that there up-.
pears to be more of the youth Inter-
' ested in the garden campaign tliun
1 there Ik land offered for the same
thiio fur All ivlin l.n.a lta ml
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u ...ttii., j ,. ..rA i n
m ,.rffn,i m .iB.,i,m, ii
liank, giving description of same, so .
it can lie located readily.
rt 1, uuiiin, iiuja i 11, iiti.c- -,-
readv completed their plans are go-
lag into special crops, beans helm
the favorite. Some of them are nra-:
r,,. l,n ,l, l,oa ol
paring to handle as miieli as an acre
A q , la
AUlO KaCln2 10 D&
Feature of Fair
Once t lie people realize tlint It 1
Plans for a larger and better conn- the auto, not the taxpayer, which car
ity fair than has ever been presented rles the f'nnncial burden of both prin
j were started at a meeting of the olpnl and interest on the bonds, their
.stockholders of the Rogue River Fair Instinctive dread of tax increase will
! Association held In Medford Tuesday .vanish, and they will avail themselves
evening. Realizing the need for new 0f the opportunity to unload a large
features and added Improvements, part of the road burden upon tho
the stockholders have decided to se- owners of the vehicles that use and
cure permanent grounds for the fair, diiniane the trunk roads the most.
and a plan was devised by which it
can no doubt bo accomplished. A
mile automobile track suitable for
f'rst-cliiss racing will be built, and
autom iblle races will be the big fen- ,
tures f the fair, according to plans ;.
laid at the last meeting of the stock-
Polk and Merlon count'es are again
goljig to get plans for a bridge at
Salem. The old br'dge Is closed and
the delay In building for three years
has cost thousands of dollars in ad
vanced material prices.
Red Cross Needs
The local . Red Cross corps now
numbers 164 members and the mem
bers are making all efforts possible to
have 200 members by the end of thin
week. Those who have joinod lu thu
past week arc: Mrs. G. A. Briscoe,
Miss Marie Andrews,. Mrs. H. I.. Whit
ed, Mrs F. F. Miller, Mrs. Gussie Fos
ter, Mrs William Clyde, Mrs. J. R.
Robertson, Mrs. Frank Merr'll, Mrs.
C. H. Vaupel, Mrs. G. H. Iledberg,
Mrs. P. I). Sergsnt, Mrs D. S. Whit
ney, Mrs. Ellen Wanner, Mrs I.ouisu
Case, Mrs. F. G. Swedenlmrg, Mis
Ethel Davenport, Miss Esther Wli'ted,
Mrs Nellie Robertson, Mrs. A. L.
Stewart, Mrs. J. P Dodge, Miss IU
Myers and the Messrs. O. Winter, Dr.
A', W. Boslough, G. M. Rnch, D. S.
Whitney, W. O. Hodgson, Felix K.
Moore and Rev. E. J. Conaty.
Miss Grace Chamberlain, Mrs. Ben
ton Bowers and Mrs. W. D. Hodgson.
The regular members who were omit
ted from the recently published list
are: Mrs. Homer W. Barron, Miss
Florence Erickson, Mrs. J. P, Spencer
and Mr1. Elmo Nell.
A few donations were made during
the part few days for the purchase of
supplies, etc. Those who contributed
are: One dollar per month from thH
Ladies' Auxiliary Club, along with thti
privilege of using their beautiful cluli
room for Red Cross class work when
necessary; $1 from the Eastern Star;
25 cents from Mrs. Reno: 50 cents for
three months from E. S. Hathaway:
$1 from the Shriners; 75 cents from
Dr. Sawyer and Mrs. A. II. Pracht.
who confiscated a nest of eggs which
had been hidden by some motherly
hen, and, after selling them, donated
the money to the cause.
He On Hand Wednesday.
Every member of the corps Is re
quested to be at the Red Cross head
quarters' Wednesday and Friday af
ternoon wrlth needle, thread, sfl'ssor,
etc , for the purpose cf making hos
pital supplies. All who can donat
but a few ni'nntn to the work are)
requested to do so. as the work is
Rereipts Expected Soon.
The official receipts have not yet
been received by the secretary, but
are bedng expected dally. As soon Pft
they arrive they will marled to
the members of the local corps by th
Auto Pays Bill
For Good Roads
It is astonishing how few voter
'seem to realize that it is the nutomo-
,"1K! W!l c" m" ,1,L
!. t .1.. ti ajiii nnn Hn.t,i i.nn,tlni
, ; ..-l..l..nl n,.A
: 1,1 esl
bill. Many people seem to th'nk that
t,,e WI,0K'-.""""" '"'
0T1 1,10 ttxinyT.
1 .w.l 1 1 til ..11
Willi even a inoueruio i nurenHB in
of automobiles, the
license fees will more tluin lane care
of interest and sinking funds, and re-
deem the bonds without using a pen
nj'u'.'"in the stale niillage tax.
ok "' ai"1 " i8 moro lllHn 8,lfff
J1 10 t,,kB "" lhe Hl"ck ln t,,e iln"
probable event that the number of
lllf 111 IHIKf H'l I" m--
autos does not increase.
On the basis of the present number
of autos, the license fees and the ex
isting niillage tax will more than meet
principal and Interest on t he $fi,000,
000 bond Issue anil the $1,9011,000
bonds for forest and post roads in
tv !. f f i ?
Piim-iiNt For the Week Begin
ning April Uf, HM7.
Pacific states: Generally
fair, with normal temperature.
S E. H. BOWIE Forecaster. .
Vale is to huiH a new hospital this