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About Ashland tidings. (Ashland, Or.) 1876-1919 | View Entire Issue (May 24, 1917)
Trefreh Is Grand
Master 1. 0. 0. F.
George W. Trefren of Ashland has
Comes To Close
A long and eventful life of one of
Ashland's most respected citizens
came to a close Tuesday morning at
the National Soldiers' Home at Saw
telle, Cal,, when Max Pracht passed
away at the age of 70 years and seven
months. The remains will be brought
here for burlap and the services will
e held from the family residence Sat
urday at 2:30, under the auspices of
the Elks lodge.
MrTPracht first became enamored
cf Ashland in 1886, bought a tract of
land and laid out the famous "Peach
blow Paradise," In tho center of
which stands the Pracht home Al
though absent most of the time on
Tarlous government employments, he
built up a wide circle of friends here.
Mr. Pracht was a fine example of
the self-made man. He was highly
Educated In the school of experience,
master of several languages, broad
In his grasp of public affairs, a de
.llghtful friend and respected enemy.
He was a member of Burnslde Grand
Army post of Ashland and ft charter
member of Ashland lodge No. 944,
E. P. 0. Elks, and had the distinction
of holding the first bond of the series
It Issued for the building of its tem
Max Pracht was born In Bavaria in
1846, coming to this country at the
age of six years with his parents, who
settled in Cincinnati. He led a varied
career which carried him into many
different business ventures and all
over the world. He was one of the
pioneer Alaska fishery men and
gained an Insight Into conditions
there which resulted in his appoint
ment as the first government fish
commissioner of Alaska. He also
served as collector of customs at
Sitka tinder President Harrison. In
various other capacities he served the
government, both at Washington city
and elsewhere. He was in the treas
ury department at the capitol for a
time and semd the interior departr
ment In handling public lands In the
southwest. He was also in the health
department and at one time went to
Europe as a member of the protective
tariff board. At another time he
went to Europe as representative of
an American firm in the east which
was introducing wire cables and kin
dred products and the machinery to
produce -them. For a time he repre1
sented this firm at Manchester, England.
Mr. Pracht was married October
11, 1867. to Miss Mary Winnings of
Cincinnati. To them were Wn three
children, all of whom survive him to
mourn with their mother. They are
W. B. Pracht and A. H. Pracht of
Ashland and Mrs. A. R. Wllkins of
succeeded Henry S. Westbrook of
Portland as grand master of the Ore
gon grand lodge, Independent Order
of Odd Fellows. He was inducted
into office at the state convention in
The story of the life of the incom
ing grand master reads like romance.
A long and varied career as mill
hand, stock man, lawyer, spent in
various states from the Atlantic sea
board to Oregon, makes the simple
tale of his days interesting.
George W. Trefren was born In the
town of Milton, N. H., forty miles
north of Portsmouth, September 16,
185?. He lived there, attending
school and working in sawmills and
other places, until 1872, when with
his parents, brother and sister he
moved to Grand Island, Neb. He
railroaded on the Union Pacific out
of Grand Junction until 1876, when
he joined the gold rush to the Black
Hills. There he made some money
minlnz, but lost it in his stock busi
ness when the Indians ran off his
herd of 700 horses. In 1877 he re
turned to Grand Island, where he
taught school and studied law, being
admitted to the bar in 1879. He
practiced law until 1882, running a
newspaper on the side. In 1882 he
moved to Broken Bow, Neb., where he
resided and practiced law until 1892
conducting a paper also from 1882
to 1886. In 1892 his health failed
and he spent a year traveling1, finally
locating in Ashland, Ore., where he
has resided and practiced law for 25
Mr. Trefren was married in 1880 at
Broken Bow, Neb., to Miss Mary T.
Jones. To them five children were
born, two boys and three girls, three
of whom are now living Mrs. Flor
ence L. Pratt of Hornbrook, Cal., Lei
JM Trefren and Miss Dorothy Trefren
Mr. Trefren joined the Odd Fellows
while living in Broken Bow, Neb., and
has held all offices In the subordinate
lodge. He was a member of the grand
lodge of Nebraska and has been a
member of the grand lodge of Oregon
Oregon-California Lumber com
pany sending (jut their first cargo
Records at 15c
We have added the LITTLE WON
DER RECORD to our Music Depart
ment. True to their name, they are little
wonders and they are making a big
lit. They will play on all standard
disc machines. Price 15c each.
at The 5-10-15c Store
Alumni Reception Friday.
The annual reception given by the
alumni to the graduating class of the
Ashland high school will take place
Friday evening at Odd Fellows hall.
A number of unique entertainment
features will make the evening "dif
ferent" from any alumni reception of
TOO LATE TO CLASSIFY.
YOU NEEDN'T BE A WIZARD at ad-
vartisine in order to oe aoie 10
change vacant property into ten
anted and income earning property.
Just to know the ABC of adver
tising 13 enough to know how to
tn vnnr stnrv clearly and fully,
and to keen telling it until the
right perosn has been reached.
WANTED A good second hand bicy
cle; 22 inch preferred. Call 41J"R
FOR RENT FOUR-ROOM FUR
NISHED HOUSE. Modern, well
furnished and close in. Rent $20,
including light and water. Inquire
at Tidings office.
Gowns and Chemises
The most appealing announcement that has come to Ashland women for many a day
that you can buy real Philippine hand-embroidered underwear at home. Believing that
our own women'appreciate fine quality in underwear, especially when fine mate
rials are hand-embroidered, we have not hestitated in laying in a surprising as
sortment of styles in these dainty garments. And the prices are not out of reach
of anyone $1 25 to $2.50 ever so much less than you would pay in the city stores.
Half Dozen Good Styles Hand-Em-broidered
Envelope Chemises $1.25
Seven Styles, All good ones Hand
Embroidered Gowns $1.25 to $3.00.
Rare Values In Dainty Blouses
Scores of White Summer Blouses, in many designs lovely
white things that every woman will adore. Fashioned of voiles,
organdies, crepe de chine and georgette crepe.
CHARMlXCi BLOUSES AT $1.19 TO $3.50.
Made of sheer cool voiles and organdies; smart new shaped col
lars and neatly embroidered or lace trimmed. Where is the
woman who will spend these fine Spring afternoons sewing
when such cool, dainty waists can be found ready - to slip i into at
such reasonable prices. A wonderful selection at ?U9 to 3.6U.
GEORGETTE CREPE BLOUSES $4.03.
Delicately soft, yet fine enough to give satisfactory service.
New collars, new sleeves and new trimming modes add inde
scribable charm. They are worth more than the price asked,
Crepe de Chine Blouses $3.50. $3.95, $4.50, $5.00, $6.00.
Bridal Line Muslins and Sheetings
Sold in Ashland at this store only.
From the sheerest of nainsooks to the heavy bed sheetings,
every Bridal number seems to be a winner in Its class. The
snowy whiteness and soft texture of the fine grades for muslin
wear are irresistible. If you have not already become familiar
with the Bridal line, make this a time to examine it.
36-Inch Bridal Nainsook 17c. 20c, 22 c
36-inch Bridal Cambric 15c, 17c, 20c
" 36-Inch Bridal Long Cloth 20c, 25c
36-Inch Bridal Sheer Tissue Nainsook .27c
40-lnch Bridal Sheer Tissue Nainsook 30o
The Bridal Bed Sheetings can only be compared with the best
brands of sheetings. We carry 36-Inch, 40-inch, 42-lnch, 45
inch in pillow tubing; 42-inch and 45-Inch in linen finish tub
ing, and 9-4 bleached, half bleached and unbleached sheeting,
and Bridal sheets and pillow cases.
Splendid Values, Little Money.
One pretty style with lace trimmed
yoke, 75c. '
Three Styles at $1.00.
Lace trimmed or trimmed with em
broidery, excellent quality, material,
Three Styles at $1.19.
Beautiful lace or embroidery yoke
trimmings and soft, fine material,
Other finer qualities $1.35, $1.50,
$1.75 to $2.50.
GOWNS 69c TO $3.00 Giving you
any number of styles to choose from,
any one a bargain.
MUSLIN SKIRTS 98c TO $2.00 At
any price you might wish to pay you
will find these are exceptional values
that we offer .at 98c to $2.00.
Kayser's Silk Envelope
Chemise, white or
flesh color, $3.00.
Ladies' Vests, fine
quality, lace yoke, 15c
Ladles' Union Suits,
very fine grada, lace or
tight knee, 48c.
Misses' White Hose,
sizes 5 to 6 Mi, 16c.
Sizes, from 7 up, 17e.
Muslin Gowns 69c.
Three very pretty
Ladies'. Vests, long
' sleeves, 50c quality,
worth 65o If bought
42-inch Cloister Cloth,
very fine quality long
cloth 33 l-3o yard, or
$3.60 by bolt.
Broken lots Ladles'
60o Union Suits, 39c.
Envelope Chemise 75c.
$1.00 Waists. A num
ber of very pretty mod
els in white or with
25o to $1.60. I'
The largest and best
line we have shown.
Extra size Turkish
Towels, 26x48, good
weight, 35o each.
Honeycomb Towels of
Imperial Valley cotton
and made on the coast,
large size, 30c.
Korrect Wash Skirts All Pre-Shrunk
The separate skirt is important.
Not for many seasons has the separate
spirt been shown In such effective
The last shipment has Just brought
us a dozen different styles of new
wash skirts three styles in extra
size waist measures, and every model
a good one and made as well as the
wool skirts. And remember, all pre
shrunk. $2.00 to $3.00.
FOR SALE One fresh cow and one
cow coming fresh. W. H. Hosley,
156 Mechanic street. l-2t
Is Warm Weather Coming
foc and you
I C3 will want
They are going to be hard to
buy, because the demand will
be greater than the supply.
Buy now and save disap
pointment. We have a big
line to choose from.
I Ladies', Men's, Misses' and Children's
' Remember the price is never right unless
the quality is right. Quality is
right in all Shoes sold at '
Heard and Overheard
(By Lynn D. Mowat.)
Mox, Get the Mallet.
Red Grieve asked Chi Pierson why
he was holdipg his side.
Chi replied that he had a stitch in
"Where'd yuh get it?" queried
"Got hemmed in a crowd up at
Roseburg," came back Chi.
money their troubles would be over.
N. B. Ain't that a beautiful the
ory for us?
Says Mess Sergeant Butterfield.
"What shall I do? With a hungry
1 The high cost of grub
Is a terrible rub."
Says the cap, "Give 'em clear water
If we did not need money, we
would not need money; and if we
would not need money, money would
be of no use to us; and if money
would not be of use to us, it would
be of no use to anyone; and If money
were of no use to anyone,, no one
would need money; and If no one
needed money, no one would have to
Therefore, if we did not need mon
ey, no one would have to work.
P. Sj If those tired of working
would get together and keep us in
Red McDanlels, who used to live
off the country around these parts,
writes that he is a foreman In a fish
cannery in Alaska; that he has eight
Chinamen and four vacuum machines
working under him, and that so far
the vacuum machines have shown
about as much sign of brains as the
Heinle "That's the nerviest pie I
Henry "How so?"
Heinle "It's about ninety-eight
per cent crust."
" At Curt's.
Down where the hungry herd con-'
To fill themselves on pie and beans,
A brakeman, hungry as a goat,
Came in and ordered graveyard
And Henry stood around and talked
Until the Irate brakeman balked,
And said. "The Bible I revere,
But one quotation don't go here,
And that'B, "They serve who stand
And hurried Henry with a plate.
to the "Verse Libre" magazine, but
upon reading it over decided it was
not incoherent enough to be good free
No more in freedom may he roam,
There is a price upon his dome:
Be ho the dog of rich or poor,
High pedigreed or worthless cur,
INTERURBAK AUTOCAR CO.
Leave Ashland for Medford, Talent
and. Phoenix dally except Sunday
at 9:00 a. m. and 1:00, 4:00 and
5:15 p. m. Also on Saturday night
at 6:30. Sundays leave at 9 00
and 10:30 a. m., 1:00, 4:30, 8:30
and 10:30 p. m.
Leave Medford for Ashland daily ex
cept Sunday at 8:00 a. m. and 1:00,
4:00 and 5:15 p. m. Also on Sat
urday night at 10:15. On Sunday!
at 8:00 and 10:80 a. m., 1:00,
2:00, 6:30 and 9:30 p. m. - '
Far between Medford and Ash
land, 30 cents. Round trip, 85 ceaU.
... . - ..
Did you ever read any free verse?
We did, and it affected us strange
We went straight up to the ornce
and1, looking out of the window, per
petrated the following:
The angular man
With haughty glance to left
Drank deeply at the fountain,
While up and down the street
The Fords chugged by
, And the fire whistle
We would have sent the following
Your pup will soon in heaven be
Unless you pay that license fee.
The twelve Port Orford lads who
Joined the army at Portland the other
day exhibited a preference for the
cavalry. And not bo strange a pref
erence when you remember that they
came from Curry countv.
Phone Job orders to the Tidings.
Notice oi Removal
Jackson County Abstract Co.
advises friends and patrons and
the public generally that it has
moved into its Ashland office in the
Allen block on North Main Street,
opposite its former place of busi
ness. With thanks for past patron
age and a continuance of same it
invites the public to visit it in its
new quarters, 65 North Main.
G. H. Yeo, Manager