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VOL. XLIII ASHLAND. OREGON, TUESDAY, JULY 8, 1919 NUMBER 45
The Big Celebration was the most successful in the State outside ol Portland
' v - 1 1
Now for the Greatest Chautauqua Gathering ever held in Ashlandl
Fourth of July Celebration
Was A Marked Success
For a genuine old-faahloned celo-1
bratlon of Independence Day give CROWDS ATTRACTKD
RV FINK FIKCWOHKS
Ashland the credit for producing the
irruvla rlifhr nn tn thft ton nntrh. when
i Thousands of autos with their at
the citizens lay themselves out foi-tendant occupants packed tho park
It. Compare this year's event with and the drives adjacent Friday night
last, when each day hearts were ' to view the fine display of fireworks
wrenched with fear of news from 'presented from Upper Granite street,
the front stating that our hoys had This display wrs one of the finest
Fire Gutted House
On Scenic Drive
The handsome bungalow on Scen
ic Drive, owned by V. C. Wells of
Flint. Mich., and occupied by Mr.
and Mrs. Wlllard Veale, caught fire
Saturday evening and was badly
damaged. A defective flue Is sup-
Red Rupert caught jHuge Crowds Attended
a i n 1 ss.iif
requisition was Issued Saturday
on the governor of California for tiio.
return of "Red" Rupert, escaped j.y KXTRAXTS TO
Oregon convict, and bank roller. Ru- j A I' TO KHOW I.V PARK
pert was captured at Drawley, Calif. J . , ' :
Warden Steiger, of the state penl-
gone up before the Hun butchers,
and every person was doing his ut
most to conserve in order that the
ar could come to a speedy end, it
',1s no wonder that it required an ef
fort to put on a celebration. vBut
.this year! . The war Is ended and a
'victorious peace has been declared.
Oh.Ha.I1i. nil id. lini'. a ia tlAfflA
again, and conditions are assuming
'haa been hard at work for a lon&
time, and were ready for a good old
holiday, and they surely had It here
In Ashland. .'
' Thursday was virtually spent In
getting a good start for the Fourth.
A right smart crowd gathered thru
out the morning and were given the
glad band of welcome by the com
mittee In charge and the citizens
who had arranged entertainment for
the visitors. A representative bunch
of racing fans were present at the
roundup in the afternoon, while In
the evening the crowds surged thru
the park, listening to the fine music
by the bands, tried their luck for
prises at John Hunt's concessions
and packed the dance pavilions, not
only for the sake of the Joy of danc
ing, but to listen to the tip-top jazzy
music of the orchestras. -
ever shown here, and the beautiful
balmy night made conditions per
fect for witnessing this cpectacular
feature. The fireworks of Saturday
night were also as brilliant as the
preceding night, altho not so large a
crowd witnessed the djsplay.
Automobiles were put on display
the park all day Thursday," but
posea 10 uo me cause or me con-:ienuary, saiu mat an orncer win ne n
flagratlon. The fire was first dls- sent to Brawley, Cal., to return 'llle gnow proper wag nt opened un
covered by Mrs. J. J. Cambers, who Clyde J. (Red) Rupert, to Salem, asjm Friday morning. A fine array of
IL'Uo Httfnr nn hn nnrith nonpliv ' ainn aa l.tont I f Iaq ( inn nf Hia manmit ' ... . .
- rvu j . v, ... ""i"-'-' curs or me various maxes were rep-
Seel ng a smoke from the roof she held there is complete A full to-! resented by their agents, and this
Immediately sent In an alarm to thejscrlptlon and photographs were eent attraction was visited all day by
fire department which speedily to Biawley. A message announcing' lare crowds of interested spectators,
Drougnt the engine to the scene. The. the arrest or a man believed to be wuo received much valuablo Infor
alarm had spread thruout the nclgh-j Rupert reached Warden Stolner Fil-,matlon In regard to tho merits of tho
Man Killed When
Auto Turned Over
One man killed and four other
people Injured was the result of an
accident on the Paclfio highway
about two miles this side of Talent
when a car driven by C. R. Williams
ot Klamath Falls turned over. Chas.
Davis, who with his wife, mother-in-law
and sister-in-law, were Inmates
of the auto, was Instantly killed. All
the other passengers were badly in
jured, one possibly fatally hurt.
Mr. Davis, a white man married
to an Indian and residing on a
ranch on the Klamath reservation,
had hired Williams to bring the fam-
lit. narlir in ... .1 I. I. -
"J J'i.tJ w lug ivuwi Ul, uu VkUUV
I waiting for the parade oa the morn-
But if any one had an idea the I lug of the Fourth they decided to
Fourth was going to be a fizzle that' drive to Medford and return' In
liorhood, however, and a host, of j day, anklng for an Identification and
willing hands assisted In removing the amount of the reward. - Only the
the furniture from the house, so
that the loss to Mr. and Mrs. Veals
was practically nothing. About
$1,000 damage was inflicted on the
usual reward of $50 offered by the
state Is on Rupert's head.
Robert Lee Ringer, who Is s.tld
to have recognized Rupert on the
house, as the roof and upper story ; streets of Brawley, is a former Port
were badly burned. Mr. and Mrs. '.land sports editor and writer. Ru-
Veale are occupying the house on .pert was a famous Portland athletic
the corner of Scenic Drive and and Ringer's familiarity with ath-
Church street until the bungalow Is letlcs of. Rupert's day la believed to
made habitable. i-make identification virtually certain
World War Veterans Have
- Big Dinner After Parade
theory was exploded from the time
Old Sol sent his first smile over the
eastern rim and the Independence sa
lute was fired, for by that time ev
eryone In the valley was up and do
ing, getting ready to start for Ash
land and the big celebration. By
nine o'clock a continual stream of
automobiles began to appear In the
city limits from all directions, while
the morning trains were packed with
pleasure-seekers from the south and
By the time the parade reached
Alain street both sides were so close
y packed with visitors that only I
narrow lane was made to allow the
pageant to pass thru. ..This crowd
broke up after the parade had passed
and all sought the various forms of
While some of the events planned
fort the entertainment t the guests
failed to materialize, enough were
presented to please everybody, and
the day's sports passed without ac
cident or casualties to mar the joys
of the great holiday. The roundup
took an Immense crowd out to the
grounds east of the city, but the
crowds In the park were so great all
afternoon that to a casual glance It
looked as If no one was missing from
that famous resort
All gathered there In the evening.
however, for . the fireworks, and
thousands of spectators, with their
cars were packed In the park to view
the splendid pyrotechnic display
Dancing at all the pavilions kept up
until a late hour, and the hosts de
parted reluctantly, but with the con
sciousness that Ashland as. a host
ctnnot be excelled. It is estimated
that upwards of 25, OQO people were
In the city on the Fourth.. ,
Saturday was practically a repe
tition of the preceding days. , Many
-people from a distance had come to
spend the entire three, days', cele
bratlon and remained over, until the
Almiintr AvantB sth Hia Ian Anv. fifl.
lers came for just ono day of cele
bratlon, so that while the crowd was
not so large as those, of. Friday a
whole lot of people spAt the day
'here, and remained over for the fire
works and dancing In the evening.
With the exception of the celebration
of 1916 this la considered the banner
celebration and roundup ; of the H
Rogiio River valley.
Dance Saturday night at Nata
torlum. L&unspach's jass orches
According to reports by eye wit
ii esses ot me casualty two cars
came alg-eant on the way to Ashland
just as the Wllllms car met them
In order to avoid a head-on collls
ion, Williams turned off the paved
road, his car slipping to the lower
level and causing it to turn turtel
The occupants were all burled be
neath the auto. Davis sustained
fractured skull and broken shoulder,
and death resulted Instantly.
The other occupants wtere Mrs.
Alpha Davis and her mother, Mrs.
Kate Crowley, and sister
via Crowley, 15 years old, and the
driver, Mr. Williams. Miss Craw
ley was picked up In an unconscious
condition and Is thought to be fa
tally Injured. The others are badly
bruised and cut. All were hurried
to Medford, but were later brought
back to Ashland by their friends and
are camping on Water street with
the exception of the injured girl,
who Is receiving treatment at a lo
Sen. Thomas Gave
A good sized crowd gathered
the Chautauqua building after the
parade on the morning of the Fourth
to listen to the address given by
Senator C. M. Thomas. The latter
was preceded by vocal numbers by
Carl Loveland, the former well
'known citizen and band leader. Ash
land citizens will go any where to
hear this popular singer, and his
presence Friday was greeted with
hearty applause. He was accompan
ied In one selection on the piano by
Mrs.' Loveland and In a second by
Mrs. Reynolds at the piano and Mrs
Loveland with a flute.
Senator Thomas , gave a , patriotic
address that was listened to with In
terest by the audience He also
touched upon leading political and
national questions and leading events
of the day.
FOR OOMIXG WEKK
About forty of the boys who went
out with Ashland's old First Com
pany at the outbreak of the war got
together for. an Informal reunion and
dinner Saturday night. At the close
of the parade In which they partici
pated on the Fourth the ooys de
cided that the gathering In of the
old bunch for the celebration pro
vided too good an opportunity for a
real feed to be passed up and de
cided on a' "Dutch Treat" dinner.
Passing the hat among themselves
ppeedlly provided the whierewlthal
and negotiations were entered into
with A. L. Lamb with the result
that a dinner which was regarded
as "some swell chow" was Set for
them Saturday evening in the build
ing at the corner of Pioneer and
C. W. Winne, who has been In
formally adopted by the Company as
one of themselves, furnished a loud-
tooting horn to each plate and more
than enough good cigars. He then
disappeared much to the disappoint-j
ment of the boys.
After making a most thoro clean
up of the eatal'les, the serious bust
ness of eating being Interspersed
with much racket and merry niak
Ipg, tlfe returned soldiers started
out to help along the celebration.
The good-natured traffic, policeman
at the corners didn't mind being car
ried' off the streets by the boys, the
dancers at some of the Jazz affalrb
gave them a chance to whoop it up
a bit and the people in the park more
than enjoyed their serpentine and
songs. Altogether It was some little
evening. One or two strangers al
most got In the way of the hand-
wagon but applauded with the rest
when theofound out who it was.
The First Company expects to
maintain their organization for pur
rtoseJ of future activities and re
unions in years to come. Major Mai
one has bean selected by common
consent at "big. boss" of the gantc
and all First Company men are
urged to keep In touch with the or
ganlzatlon by occasionally droppln;
a card telling of. their whereabouts
to Lynn Mowat at the Ashland Com
merclal Club. . . ..
Afternoon Sports In Lithia
Parle Delight Everyone
One of the most successful fea- over. Four thousand programs of
Forecast for the period July 7 to
July 12, 1919, Inclusive!. Pacific
coast, states: Generally fair and nor
turee of the 'celebration on July 4th
was the afternoon of sports, games
and contests held near the tennis
courts in Lithia park. A better ar
ranged and) morje satisfactorily
handfed feature of Its kind has nev
er been staged at any celebration
here. Every one of the two or three
hundred children and; oldler con
testants were satisfied. ' There were
prizes galore, many of tho events
having a prize for every contestant
whether he won or. not. If there was
any dispute as to the winner' the
management made all happy by giv
ing first prizes to both the1 disputants.
It would be manifestly Impossible
to give a list of the winners as there
were so many no attempt could be
made to keep track of them. The
events .staged covered a; wide range
and were enjoyed Just as tniuch by
the spectators as by the participants.
The crowd never tired of laughing at
the pUlow fights, centipede race 011(1
other novelty affairs. Owing to the
warmth of the- afternoon thle' events
were not started until the sun's rays
were slightly aslant but a ' large
orowd gathered in a few minutes and
kept growing until the event were
several makes of cars. Band concerts
thruout the day was an attractive
feature of tho auto show and kept
the crowds entertained.
Girl Burned To
Death In Home
The fourth annual Rogue Rivei
Roundup closed Saturday aftjornoo'i
with a record of attendance that wax.
only equaled the first year when thv
opening ot this great event started
tlie movement that has grown eaclr
year to one of the leading sports or
Southern , Oregon. , For the - thre
days, Thursday, Friday and Satur
day, thousands of people came t
Ashland solely to witness the ridlns
and racing contjiits that are such- n.
leading featuito of the west, and tli1-.
! year, at leant, no one needed to go
away disappointed with result.
There was excitement, plenty 'of (I.
with just enough danger to give th
events plenty of thrills, and with,
nil the former roughness and cruel
ty to animals eliminated, so that
spectators were thrilled and alt
agog with excitement, but no oat
had) their sensibilities shocked by
unpleasant or brutal spectacles.
W. T. Sims and his bunch of fuse
rldk-rs appeared from Klamath coun
ty early In the week and spent the
A distressing accident occurred
Thursday nlcht which resulted In
the death of Belle Viola Rouse, the ! Intervening time trying
11-year-old daughter of Mr. and 'Kaunas ana getting reaay ror me-
Mrs. C. R. Rouse of Fifth street. Th-j
young g'.rl met her death by being
burned by the accidental overturn
ing of a lamp while she was alone
In the house.
There were ho eye witnesses to tht
accident, but recording to the re-,
ports the little girl had gone outi
uttli n rnmnnnlon tn tlia nark. A ftp"
she had left the rest ot the family oxcl ment, bands playing cheerlnjc
also went out to take part In the cr0,U nd ".atchless horseman
tjelebmtloa festivities, anu.fc w.a "hll of which true lovers or sport
a .h. m.iJnever tire. The attendance on the-
girt returned home. Shortly' after lrd was good cons derlng
crowd nan noi goi laariy uuu
events of tlv three days. Pictur
esque cowboys and cowgirls wero
I nrnnilnnnt font nriM na fhA treat, inif
livod up to tholr roputatlon of dar
ll'C,, fearless riders when the time
came for them to make their public'
The rodeo Itself on all three flays.-
presented a constant round of thrills-.
11 nVlnrk tliA MnnlnvoH nf thn rnnnit-i1
house saw a fire In the Rouse resl-i8W,ll8 f "me. but V the fourth;
donee and hastened to extinguish tveryldy and their neighbors were .
The child was found unconscious In 1 0,1 11,8 B eaEr ,0 wltnc8f, th 2
the burning building and was rush- 8no,'t thot never Br0 oW
ed to a hospital, but she only lived 0n the fourtl1' nM IollarhltI. ft
a few hours after arriving there. lt;IlKue Rlver was t,,tt '
Is supposed that a lamp had been hero of the Thls ,,,tro,ld H,l1'
overturned or exploded, setting fire wo ,ln,t money In the bucking con-
lent ana iiuuieiiiiueiy
thrilled the audience by riding Xoro.
the famous bucking bull. Dollarhlde.
with Chandler and Jackson, got lnt'
the finals of tho bucking contest'-
tv8 made In
Mountain View ceme-
to the house and burning the child
so severely that death resulted.
Funeral services was held Tues
day afternoon at tho home ot Nr.
Alilstrom on Fifth street, t lie irrniiil-
father of the deceased, and burial . Chandler won the bulldogglng, but
liad a streaK ot uaa iuck wnen t
mount plunged Into the fence.
The Murphy string of Teluy hbrse-'r
cleaned up everything In the relay
and pony lexprcss evonts. Ray Mur
phy rode in the men's events amt
Miss Engle In the women's relay.'
No accidents marred the pleasure
of the thrt1 days' events and tlm
concensus of opinion was that the?
preset evjenta wer)9 the cleanest,
freest from disturbing features' ever
presented here. ' ',
CA I.MTHt'MIM''.'tf MKT
events had been distributed earlier
in the day.
Credit for the success Of this fea
ture should be laid mainly at tin
door of John Beeson of Talent who
made all arrangements and directed
the events. He was assisted In gath
ering material and prizes and stag
ing th'e affair by Misses Mildred and
Thelma Beeson. Mr. 0. . W. Ager,
whjoseJ experience at school meets
made him an Invaluable aide, acted
as starter and Instructed the partici
pants. Messrs. Kin cal d and Fhlpps
acted as Judges. Mr. and Miss Bee
son were aided In selecting tho
events for the program and in other
ways by Misses Goldstaub and Saun
ders and Lynn Mowat.
Elton Beeson and Harry Olelm of
Talent thole charge of the tennis
tournament, and conducted It. In
most satisfactory manner.
It is such features as
noon ot sports, tennis, etc., thaf, fill
up the gaps In a jcefobratlon pro
gram and provide entertainment for
those who don't care tor the more
rugged features. ..Ashland owes, a
debt to those ,Talont folks for. the
whole-hearted manner In which, jthey
did their share, . k ,. ,
M l t :
J. P. Carson, brother of our 0. T
Carson, who has been in Eastern
Oregon for several years where he
took and proved up oh & claim, has
returned to Ashland 'ahd: Is now on
the old Britson ranch between, Ash
land and Talent where he will farm
the coming season. Mr. George King,
also an Eastern Oregon claim hold
er, cami3 ovr- with him. ,
One of tho closing features of
the celebration was the Callithum
plan parade Saturday night that
traversod East Main, street to the
Plaza, then to Lithia park, where tho
Immense throng gathered there lis
tened to the speech by the gray-
boarded patriarch wujo was the
spoakor of the evening. J-Ieadbd by
the Ashland band the Victory float
drawn by a team of mules was the
Imposing throne of the Calllthumplan
queen. Emll TVI1 In a gorgeous eve
ning gown represented this charac
ter. The speaker of tho evening, B.
R. Oreor, followtod, after which the
Auxiliary Club in a Temperance Vic
tory parade made a delightful char
acteristic showing. The old town
pump, which is expecting to bo
greatly overwdrMsd in the future.
was In evldonce, as well as the water
wagon, iiatchor's Last Haul ' was
shown, a wagon of beer bottles filled
presumably with that dollghtful bev
erage was on display for the last
time. A parade of fantastically
dressed mummers completed the
pegeant, which halted 'at thle band
stand In the Lithia park where thn
speaker gave the past history and
future alms of the Calllthumplans.
Several lliuLno!i plad?s wfe also
represented In the parade.
CONDUCT ORDERLV '
"y " : THRU CI'XKBRATIOX
"This was the most orderly crowd
'I ever handled," is the report made
,hy Chief of Police Hatcher, roferrlng
to the three days' delobrutlon last
we'ekj "I did not see any one und' r
the Influence of liquor and there was
no disorderly conduct ' among uny.
Billy Sunday Day
WiJl Be Big Event
Billy Sunday day will be a bin.
dajy for Ashland because people are
coming from everywhere to the big' .
plcnlo In tho forenoon, to the blx'v
filngs In the park to hear Dr. Joseph
Clarke who was a Pastor at Petro-'
t'.nid and tells us about the "Riddlo
of the Russian Revolution," and fi
ually to hoar Hilly Sunday in the-,
evening. Mr. Walter Jonklns, War'
Camp Community Song Leader of"
Portland, Is to put mort life Into,
the Blnglng ' feature than we havo
ever known, and this is to be a genu-
Ino Shilling, Singing time. Begin to
smile and sing now.- ' '
Klamath Falls. Fifty million doN
larslars appropriated for irrigation.
Includes two million to finish pro-.
Jocts In Klamath couiity. ' ,
old or young." Traffic condition
were excellent all three days, and
considering, the thousands of caxs-
that packed the streets all over. the
city, this showed excellent regard to
traffic rules. Taken all around-
Chtof Hatcher stated, this celebra
tion was the quietest, morally, of"
any ever held here.