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'j MALARIA GERMS CANNOT LIVE
THREE -MONTHS IN THE PURE
ASHLAND CLIMATE WITHOUT
THE AID OP MEDICINE WILL
CURE NINE CASES OUT OF TEN
OZONE AT ASHLAND! OUR PURE
'WATER HELPS. .' "
ASHLAND. OREGON, TUESDAY, JULY 15, 1919
Day is Friday, July 18
This year's Chautauqua program
is bo. completely filled with good
things that one cannot afford to
inlpg any of It. The opening day,
July 18, is to be the blggost opening
day ever known. Think of it! A
great picnic In the park all the fore
noon where you can bring your lunch
and enjoy the cool refreshing breeze
from Mt. Ashland. Croups of meet
ings will be addressed by various
speakers: A meeting of the women
1n the Chautauqua building at 11.00
o'clock with addresses by Mrs. Jen
nie M. Kemp, Mrs. Mattle B. Sleeth
and Mrs, Lee Davenport. Singing
led by Walter Jenkins, the Portland
.War Camp Community Song Leader.
Great lecture at 3:00 p. m, pre
ceded by the McDonougU-Eagleston
Company in a musical Fun program.
Dr. Joseph Clare, the afternoon lec
turer, has been right in the thick of
the war and the revolution In Rus
, sla. He was the British and Ameri
can Pastor at Petrograd. What he
U. S. Will Resume
Trade With Germany
Trade between the United States
and Germany wilt be resumed Imme
diately, acting Secretary Polk of the
state department,' has announced.
Mr.' Polk said blanket licenses
would be issued, but that dyes,
chemicals and potash would be ex
cepted. Control over trade In these
commodities will be exercised by the
reparation commission undjr the
terms of the peace treaty. A formal
announcement regarding resumption
of trade relations was promised with
in" 4 8 hours. '.
r eovirioi j rum maae u cieur ium
resumption of trade relations with
Germany did not abrogate the trad
ing with the enemy act nor was It to
be taken as meaning that the state
of war was at an end.
Germany will need immediately
from the United States, according to
Repair t merit of commerce officious,
Jiarge quantities of cotton, copper,
kerosene oil and increased amounts
of foodstuffs and wearing apparel.
Trade with Germany has beenet
a standstill virtually since August.
1914. Germany's total imports from
the United States in 1913 amounted
to H07.246.00ft. Cotton, copper, raw
fur skins and kerosene oil were tho
principal commodities together with
foodstuffs, wheat being the largest
of the latter. In that year Germany
Imported $109,896,000 worth of cot
ton, $69,981,000 of copper, $15,827.
000 of skins, $12,612,000 of kerosene
vu uuu j;,zi j.uuu or wneat. Amer
ican Imports from Germany consist
ed principally of toys, potash, dys
ed. principally of toys, potash, dye
fltuffs, chemicals and drugs, and
delicate precision instruments, also
pottery and porcelains and granite
ware. Cut off from German supplies,
American firms began the manufac
ture: of many commodities previous
ly obtained from Germany and leg
islation to protect these Industries
from "dumping" by German firms is
now in congress.
Mills and logging camps general
ly closed during Fourth of. July
week; a large number of plants to
srtimaln closed or in only' partial op
eration during July and ' August, In
order that needed 'repairs' may be
KOTICE T0WATEH USERS'
All water "snail be turned off on
.the sounding of the fire alarm. Don't
let faucets or other fixtures leak.
Don't run water on to streets or
other property. Don't run water be
tween the hours of 10 p. m. and 5
a. m, For irrigation of ,Q,000 sq.
ft or 20,000 sq. ft., use sprinklers
or nozzle only. Tour water receipts
will show ' whether you aire paying
for sprinkling or acreage. Useless
waste of water is not necessary. Fines
for any of the above violations will
be from $1.00 to $20.00."
E., R. HOSLER,1
j Supt. Water Works.
I l 46-3t
says Is flrst'hand. His story Is "The
Riddle of the Russlun Revolution."
Don't diIbs It!
Friday night, if you want to know
how people san really sing, come
early and Join that big Victory Cho
rus. It's going to be a whopper and
If you don't get enthused over the
singing program, Mr. Sunday will
probably be able to give you a
slight thrill. Any way It's worth
Friday afternoon, Mr. Fuller, tho
President and Manager, will out
line the work for the entire week's
program. He does not purpose to
weary the audience with announce
ments or speeches. Watch the pro
grams and papers. There will bt
something Kood at every session
from the start Friday until the close
It Is urged that you call at the of
fice In the Camps Building opposite
Hotel Austin and purchase i your
tickets. It will Insure you a seat
to hear Billy Sunday. Don't delay.
Robber Sentenced to
Ten Years in Prison
Chester Clark, alias Conley, plead
ed guilty to robbing the Beaverton
bank of $3800 on June 10 and Thurs
day was sentenced by Judge Bagley
to. serve ten years in the penitentiary
'When confronted by the mass of evi
dence against hjra Clark broke down
and talke freely of the holdup.
The car he drove to Beaverton was
stolen from a Portland shipyard and
left In Vancouver. Instead of enter
Ing Portland thru Lovejoy street he
took a. narrow .side rpad. , which led
to Willamette Heights. He said that
had be been followed Immediately
after the robbery he could not have
escaped, as he was delayed 15 min
utes on the road by engine trouble.
BELLE ROUSE BURNED '
nr STRIKING MATCH
According to Mrs. Anna Rouse,
mother of Belle Viola Rouse who
met her death Thursday, July 8, by
fire at her home on Fifth street, the
accident was not caused by a lamp
being overturned a Was first sup
posed, but was due to the little child
striking a match and In some man
ner setting fire to her clothing. The
little girl was conscious before she
died. and made this statement to her
The first person to observe thu
fire was Mrs. J. P. Wolf, who re
sides near the Rouse residence, and
who saw the blaze and heard the
screams of the child. Mrs. Wolf ran
to the house and on entering saw the
little girl standing at the head of
the stairs with her clothing on fire.
With great presence of mind Mrs.
Wolf rushed upstairs and wrapped
the little girl in a woolen shawl and
carried her down and out of the
After being taken to the hospital
Belle stated that she had come home
from the park and had entered her
mother's 'bedroom to see if the lat
ter was present. In order to avoid
waking her mother In case she was
asleep the little girl struck a match,
there being no lamp In' the room. "I
don't know how my clothes got on
fire," she said, but it is presumed
that a portion of the burning match
fell on the little girl's gown, which
was ignited that way. '
"I can never repay Mrs) Wolf for
what she did for my little girl,"' the
grief-stricken mother remarked "But
for her little Belle would have been
burned without our ever knowing
how it occurred." After . rcscul-'g
the child Mrs. Wolf gave the alarm
that brought the men who extin
guished the fire in the house.
El G. Owen of Weed, who with his
wife were In Asjhlandi during the
roundup and celebration, In a letter
to the Tidings, has the following to
say complimentary to the city: "Mrs,
Owen and I were delighted with our
visit to ' Ashland. The park and
llthla water are a perfect success and
the fireworks were grand. Anyone
cannot soy too much for . Ashland. It
is the best city for a home on the
Stolen Auto Left
On Liberty Street
A flue big Cadillac touring car
was abandoned on Liberty street
last Friday night at tho home of E.
K. Hall by three men, who had evi
dently stolen It and were trying to
make their escape Into California.
The car was found to belong to P
A. Bounds, a banker in Yakima,
Wash., and had been stolen a short
About 11 o'clock Friday night, ac
cording to the Medford police, three
men In this car arrived in Medford
'and inquired of the night policeman
where they could procure gas. Aft or
they were directed to a garage, the
policeman's suspicions were aroused,
and stepping Into the station they
looked up the number on the strange
car in the state, auto license boo);
and found that it belonged to a cariyear immense city flag
of a different make In Salem Till
seemed to confirm their suspicions,
and on going out to the men they
found that the latter had pull?d out
for Ashland. .
Chief Hatcher of this cily was
notified thjat the car was headed
this way and to look out for It, while
the deputy sheriff secured a car and
started in pursuit. Arriving In Ash
land the deputy caupbt up with the
strangers on the Plxa. and called
to them to stop, but the latter speed
ed up and by taking a circuitous
route managed to evade their pur
suers. E. K. Hall, who lives on Liberty
street, was aroused by tho inmates
of this car, at a late hour, who asked
If that street was. the highway. Ori
being told It was not the men stated
that they would leave the car ther
for the night, and then disappeared.
Saturday morning, Mr. Hall tele
phoned to Chief Hatcher about the
car being left there, as no one came
to claim It. The latter and Charles
Lindsey went cut and drove it down
town,' and notified Medford police of
its being found They in turn had
learned of the Cadillac belonging to
Mr. Bounds being stolen, and on in
vestigation it was discovered that
this car was the missing one.
It Is supposed that the men in
order to make an escape had taken
up Liberty street with the Idea that
it led directly over the Sisklyous.
On arriving at the end of the street
they learned their mistake and were
afraid to go on over the highway as
they probably feared their pursuers
had got ahead of them and were
awaiting their coming. No further
trace of the auto thieves has been
All men who 'saw service In either
pai my or navy during the war are re
quested to be at the Commercial
club room at 8 o'clock tonight. State
Chairman Rivers of the American
Legion is here with the complete
"dope" necessary to complete the or
ganizing of the Ashland Post of the
Legion. Mr. Elvers started 'out his
war career as . an enlisted man in
the old 3rd Oregon and Is a live
wire. He states Oregon has got the
jump on, most of the western states
in organizing and that practically
all of the service men In the north-
MAN KILLM WHEN'
Mr. and Mrs. Frauk Jordan have
returned home from Lebanon- where
they were called last week by the
death of the latt'er's father, ' John
Devlne. Mr. Devine was fatally in
jured when a load of hay. on which
he was riding overturned. . He lived
but four hours after the accident
and. never regained consciousness,
but. it. Is supposed that he struck his
head on spmething in an attempt to
jump to escape falling into a barbed
wire fence, and suotalned a fractured
' ' FOR, COMING WEEK
Forecast for the period July 14
to July 19, 1919, inclusive. Pacific
coast states. Normal temperatures
Generally fair, except
showers probable latter half of week Headquarters at the Camps Build
in Washington and Oregon. Telephone 103.
Echo Is Improved
Under the Big
Efforts are constantly being made
to work out fome schemo whereby
the neousilc properties of ther big
Chautauqua building are Improved.
This building has the largest dome
unsupported by pillars In the United
State, and considering Its size the
sound of the voices of ppeakcrs and
entertainers Is fairly well dlbtrlbut-
ed over the room. There are some
spots, however, where en echo Is
quite pronounced, and a committee
headed by S. Patterson lias been
making various experiments this
season to try and remedy this.
Mr. Patterson has worked out
plan that presents a great Improve
ment over anything heretofore tried.
This Ik an arrangement of the large
flags hung to break the echo. Last
BtreWlp(! a" the dome from the
10 t!,e l8ck' en1 later from
the center to the front In an effort
to Improve the bearing facilities.
This year the flag has been suspend
ed from the dome directly down, and
It Is found thet the echo Is greatly
eliminated by this process. As sound
Is equally as plain in the back of the
building as it is In the front the
committee looking after the acoustics
has dnclded that the break In the
expanhe of the room must be from
the center to the sides, and to Im
prove this another large flag, 44 by
17 feet has been made and stretched
beside the large city flag. Two tri
color pennants have also been made
and stretched across the front sides,
and these have made a noticeable
improvement In doing away with the
It was the intention of the com
mittee to make two flags of the same
size, but material could not be ob
tained. This will be done, however,
as soon as this can be arranged.
STRINGERS WANT TO
' KNDW ABOUT ASHLAND
The, following calls, have been
made, for sample copies of the Ash
land Tidings of a late Issue from
people who are Interested in this, lo
cality: H. O. Willworth. Umatilla,
Oregon; C. E Gordon, Hotel Stan
ford, San Francisco, Calif.; J. A.
Frentress, Danbury, Iowa; Peter
Conklln, Monmouth, Oregon; JJas.
V. Howe, 3203 Benner St., Phila
delphia, Pa.; Mrs. M Clayton, 200
Walnut St., Fayette, Mo.; Mrs. W. A.
Hyder, Signal Mountain, Tenn.
Dayton. Oil drilling will be un
dor way soon.
em part of the state are in. Altho
the notice Is short it Is hoped that
the "gang" will turn out in suffi
cient numbers to show Mr. Elvers
that Ashland has the livest bunch of
ex-soldiers In the state. Mr. Elvers
goes to Medford to organize a post
A wire has been sent to Major C.
A. Malone, President of the tempor
ary Legion Post here and It is ex
pected that he will be here tonight.
. Come out, fellows, and get the
straight stuff on what the Legion Is
and what it does.
ItA DIO JURISDICTION
AT MARSHFIELD CHANGED
MARSHFIELD, Ore. The Engle
wood naval radio station, in a sub
urb of Marshfleld, has been trans
ferred from the San Francisco dis
trict to district 13, with headquar
ters at Puget sound. No changes in
the number of men employed were
made, but Chief Stumpf, it was said
by Lieutenant Commander Frank
Luckel, who was here to order the
change, would be supplied with a
yeoman to aid In the clerical work
and keeping of records. The coming
of the Pacific fleet is expected to
Increase to a considerable extent the
business done by the Englewood sta
tion. . , . ,
TENTH WANTED FOR,
CAMPING IN PARK
Any parties having tents to sell
or to rent pleAse notify Chautauqua
Chautauqua Week Opens
With Community Sing
If the fire whistle hadn't demor
alized the comunlty sing at Llthla
park last night at about 9 o'clock
the people there would probably be
tilnglng yet, as the Inspiration start
cd by Walter Jenkins, the city song
leader In the War Camp Community
Service of Portland, was Just begin
ning to take effect. The masses
gathered at the park were only be
ginning to be awakened and to re
alite what a great pnrt singing has
In a community to arouse social en
thusiasm and awaken public inter
ests. Early In the evening as the
crowds began to gather at the park
the Ashland band played some de
lightful selections from the stand,
which helped attract people to that
section and put them In the mood
for taking part Ir the community
sing that was to come. The evening
was propitious for such an event.
The heat of the day had somewhat
subsided, and the evening breeze
blowing down the canyon over the
green lawns brought a refreshing
coolness and comfort.
A piano was wheeled into the
open near the fountains, and when
Walter Jenkins stepped up on tho
auto truck In which the piano was
stationed, everyone knew immediate
ly that song would be In the air.
Miss Mary Young presided at the pi
ano, and the songs selected were
these arranged by the leader for the
community sing at the Rose Festival
While the majority of people pres
ent showed a tendency to listen to
the voice of the noted song leader
rather than lift up their own )n
song, Mr. Jenkins' personality and
enthusiasm led them soon to realize
that bla mission was not to entertain
but to lead others to entertain them
selves, and when Captain Frame led
the members of Company- B, O. N.
G up to the grounds, the Interest
In the community sing began to
Big Forest Fire
At Anderson Creek
The first forest fire of large pro-
portions started Monday afternoon;
between Anderson and
rrooka near thfl old '
'The )',. i '.! ' it.
, -cnugui xrom a buwuiiu iu
thiit district and soon spread over
the mountain at a terrific rate.
Deputy State Supervising Fire
Warden Garrett of Medford put on
35 fire fighters and every effort Is
being made to control the flames be
fore they do any more damage. This
fire Is outside the boundaries of the
Crater National forest, but la in
the state fire patrol association ter
HEAT OF NEW YORK
IS nARD TO ENDURE
Mrs. Frank Stevens of Ashland
was summoned to New York City re
cently by the sudden death of her
mother, who succumbed to apoplexy
In that city. Mrs. Stevens wired for
them to hold the body until her ar
rival for the funeral, and Immediate
ly started on the trip which consum
ed five nights and four days by the
short route Having been living In
Ashland for th? past three and one
half years Mrs. Stevens writes back
that she finds the heat In New York
something she can hardly endure.
She will remain for two weeks at
the large New Mammoth Hotel at
Spring Lake, N. J to rest prior to
her departure for her home in Ash
land which she dearly loves.
Previous to her leaving Ashland
on the day she was notified of her
mother's demise, .Mrs. Stevens was
consoled and helped by numerous
friendb and acquaintances, whom
she will never forget for their kind
consideration for her comfort while
1 Mr. Stevens has had charge of all
the Immense stores at Hilt for tho
past six months and was unablo to
accompany his wife on the Journey
on account of the heads of the Fruit
Growers' Supply company being
away, which entailed considerable
work upon him. .
Echo. Hay selling for $16 a stack
In this vicinity.
Among the out ol town people win
hud como up to assist In the sins,
was Fletcher Firli of Phoenix, whose,
singing from an automobile near by
! attracted tho attention of Mr. Jon
kins, and tho Utter called upon him
to come and sing for the audience
Jlr. Fish, who Is a well known musi
cal man and a general favorite thru
out the valley, responded, and made:
the welkin ring with "Jada." whlclv.
was most enthusiastically received.
Just then the fire whistle sounded,
its ominous blasts and the citizen-,
with visions of dire calamity visiting,
their homes iu their absence began,
to make a rapid exit from the park,
and the singing was over for th
After the sing was over Mr. Jenk
ins said that Ashland hid herself
proud in the first attempt. He went,
oil to say that community singing Ik.
a matter of education. During thtv
war period almost every large com
munity and many small ones ha
song leaders. The fact that people
are doing one thing all together at.
the same time when they sing hat
marvelous results, said Mr. Jenkins.
The psychology of the whole busi
ness is seen best In the college nuirr
lt, the victorious army. We. should!
be a singing nation and ww wll ha
lf our folks all get Into the game.
Co-operating with the War Cami
Community Committee of Medford1..
a great outdoor sing is planned for
tomorrow night In the city park at.
Medford. Mr. Fuller Is appointing,
ft committee so that Ashland will
have at least fifty cars In a parsdn
that will go to the sing. The ear .
will be decorated with the Chautau
qua banners. Everybody that earn
possibly wet away Is urged to max
the trip. The cars will meet at T:3G
at the Plaza. Left all get better ac.
qualnted and go to Medford to help
put this sing across. The Medfordt
band will also play for an hour. .
Hen Attested For
Bringing In Vifflikey
. dp an the Sisklyous look-
rter business there, Frldor.
Biienu i or mi ana roucenian Adams
of Medford stopped a tor in whfdh
Percy 6. Minis and C. M. EWwere
riding, and made a search for liquor
which they suspected the two Med
ford men of having concealed fm
their car. Two cases of pint bottteHi
of whiskey were brought to light,
and the men were arrested and tak
en to Medford where they gave bail
of $500 each pending a hearing,
The case was trlod before Justice
W. II. Gowdy at the city hall ire
Ashland Paturday afternoon. Mr:.
Mlms plead not guilty, but at tria
trial was found guilty and was sen
tenced $150 fine and sixty days lit
jail. Justice Gowdy then made' &
statement In court that the jail sen
tence will be suspended If the flre
Is paid. Mr. Minis attorney later
gave notice of an appeal.
Mr. Bell plead guilty at the trlaV
and was sentenced to a fine of $200
and six months in jaih . The Jail"
sentence was also suspended by pay
ing the fine.
At a special election held in Med
ford last Thursday the school budgr
et was again rejected. Only 69
votes were cast In favor of the budg-,
et, while 2441 votes were cast'
against It. On the question of In
crease of the tax levy to 17 mills,.
233 votes were against and 60 tor;,
eight blank votes being cast. , At th
first election 48 votes favored ' th
budget and 235 against, with six
Wank ballots. Th school board
claims that the lack of Increase im
the funds will necessitate the clos
ing of two of the city schools and the
remaining three will be badly erowd- '
ed. The school enrollment last yea
was about 1,300, and the superin
tendent has stated that it will prob
ablyibe not less than 1,400 the comr ,
lng year. .."
Standard Oil Co. spending Jarga
sums prospecting for oil In. severat ,
parts of the state. Large testlne:
rigs going up in Yamhill county.