Ashland tidings. (Ashland, Or.) 1876-1919, August 29, 1919, Image 1

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"Passed Around the
; Bend in the Road"
Tbe death of Rev. Harmon Jesse
Van Fossen, district superintendent
of tbe Klamath district, which oc
curred suddenly at bis borne n
North Main street Friday evening,
August 22, 1919,' came as a great
shock to the community and district
as well as to tbe Oregon conference.
On Sunday, August 17, he was pres
ent at Ashland at the mornlag ser
vice, and In tbe evening at Medford
with Bishop Matt S. Hughes, who
was visiting the Klamath district.
Monday they went to Grants Pass
and Tuesday on to Roseburg, Dr.
Van Fossen returning home Tuesday
night. Thursday night he took III
end necessitated the services of two
physicians, but Friday be was able
to sit up and rested well during the
day. In tbe evening at 8:20 be went
Into another room and while there
fell to the floor, death being Instan
taneous. During the afternoon he
said: "I think I will get better
from this, but if not, all Is well be
tween me and God."
Tbe funeral was held on Monday
afternoon from tbe Ashland Meth
odist Episcopal church, Rev. Charles
A. Edwards, the pastor, in charge.
Bishop Matt S. Hughes came down
and delivered tbe address. Minis
ters of the district were upon the
platform and took part in the or
t Rev. H. i. Van Fosttf-a.
vice. Tbe flowers were beaatifm
and in profusion, and the service
throughout was a fine tribute to one
who bad spent his life in the service
of God. Tender messages were read
by the pastor from Drs. Ford of Sa
lem, rV. W. Youngson of Portland,
G. F. Billings, who was absent, and
ethers. He leaves to mourn his loss
a wife and two daughters, with other
relatives in various parts of tbe
Rev. H. J. Van Fossen came to
Ashland in November, 1906, and was
the pastor and leader of its Metho
dist Episcopal church for five years.
During that time he was the fore
most spirit In the remodeling of the
church building, which when com.
pleted at a cost of eleven thonsand
dollars, all of which had been paid
r subscribed at the time of its ded
ication. The completed church has
been pronounced by competent
judges, one of the most "workable"
ones In the state, special provision
having been made for Its adaptibll
Ity to Sunday School work.
The menibel-ship and church at
tendance steadily Increased under
his ministry. He was a remarkable
preacher, doubtless the peer of any
denomination on the coast in preach
ing on the principal characters de
scribed in the Old Testament.
His work as district superintend
ent was thoughtful, .helpful, sensible,
In short Christ-like, and many a
preacher and many a father and
mother with their children will miss
the welcome visits to their homes by
this servant of the Most High. Peo
ple of all denominations, and people
who have as yet no definite belief
In Christianity are saying: Well
done, good and faithful servant, en
ter thou into all tbe joys, which the
Blessed conceived for His own." ,
i ,XX.
Oregon state fair
Salem, September 22-27, Splen
did agricultural, livestock and In
dustrial exhibits, high class amuse
ments, a superb racing card, bigger
and better than ever.
Al H. LEA, .
Secretary, Salem, Oregon.
88-Bt Fridays
Beaver Realty Co.
211 E. Main St, Phone 68
"A man can borrow money on
what he puts into a home. He can't
on what he pays out for rent"
"I want to eee every wage-worker
wn bis own home." ,
W. B. Wilson, U. S. Bec'y of Labor.
W have several choice homes as
well as bargains in acreage. Some
can be sold on small payments and
pur terms.
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r.lany Planning to
Attend Encampment
Among the Ashland people who
are planning on attending the an
nual encampment of the Grand
Army of the Republic to be held in
Columbus, Ohio, next month are G.
0. Van Natta, Mr. and Mrs. A. S.
Ball, Mr. and Mrs. O. G. Howard,
Mrs. McKibbon, E. K. Hall, Mrs.
M. I. Mitchell and daughter Carol.
Others are thinking of joining the
party, which will start from here Sep
tmeber 4.
Death Summoned
Ashland Resident
John Morrison, a resident of Ash
li:nd since last fall, died at Ms homo
on Granite street Thursday morning
a. S o'clock after an illness that had
evtended over two years. Mr. Mor
rison had had mercantile and min
ing Interests In Boulder, Colo., and
after coming to the Rogue River val
ley had followed mining In the Sodi
Springs district until his health
fp.'ied, when he retired and .lived
here' with his three daughters and
a son. He rs survived "by three othr
sons, one of whom. Captain William
Morrison of the 88th V. S. Infant.-y.
lias Just returned from overseas. Fu
neral services win not be arranged
until aftr the arrival of relative!
from a distance.
Quarterly Meeting
In F. LI. Church
The district quarterly meeting of
the Free Methodist church of this
city opened Thursday and will con
tinue over Sunday. Friday after
noon a Sunday school convention hss
been arranged, and Saturday even
ing a missionary meeting will be
held. Social readings and special
music will be feature, if of this meet
ing. ' . -
Services on Sunday will be as fol
lows: Preaching by Rev.- Glaiier.
district elder, 11 a. m. Praise and
song service followed by preaching,
2:30 and 8 p. m.
Lieut. Hart Back
From Archangel
. '
Word has been received In Med-
ford of the arrival lh New York last
Friday of Lieutenant John Hart who
had spent the past year in the Arch
angel district on duty on the big con
verted yacht Tankton. This vessel
came to New York by way of Nor
way ana sweaen, ana Lieutenant
Hart will await orders in New York
for a time, but is expecting a fur
lough when he may visit his family
In Medford. He wns former county
physician of Jackson county, and en
listed at the beginning of war. He
re-enlisted two years ago for four
years service.
Go 11,000 Miles on
Tires; Still Good
"Eleven thousand miles on a Good
rich tire and the old hunk of rubber
apparently still good for thousands
more," Is the' tire comment made by
J. R. Bymhold of Portland, when
asked concerning his luck on an au
tomobile trip to Southern Oregon,
during his stay in the Lithia auto
camp. Mr. Bymhold made this trip
via the McKensie Pass, and Crater
Lake, with' a brief excursion over
into California from Klamath Falls
before landing at the camp here
where he rested up for a day or so.
The 11,000 mile tire was the center
of an interested group of tourists
when the day's drive was over and
camp pitched. Mr. Bymhold has
made several trips through Oregon
in the past two years, driving over
rough mountain roads for the most
Dry Goods, Shoe, Clothing, Hardware,
Furniture and Grocery Stores will te
closed Monday, Labor Day.
Drug Stores will observe Sunday, clos
ing hours. ...... ,
Sugar Embargo in
Local Groceries
Ashland groceries have been no
tified tbls week that a sugar short
age Is threatened on the coast, and
Tuesday they were ordered to onlypteside the usual display of pictures
sell 1 worth at a time. This news I sent In all over the state by profes
came expectedly to the coast retail-jslonals and amateurs which promises
ers tbls week when it was learned
(hat the only two sugar refineries
on the Pacific coast had nsed up all
the raw sugar allotted to them by
the government, It is claimed, and
consequently tbey had withdrawn
from the market until January 14
when their new allotment would be
come available. According to re
ports the government has diverted
200,000 one hundred pound bags of
beet sugar from the Pacific coast
supply to help meet the shortage In
the east and middle west. According
to well ipformed men In the Jrado
the price will not raise, as they claim
that to take advantage of the short
age and raise the price would be
profiteering pure and simple, and
would be risky business.
Band Concert in ;
ParkTMs Evening
The weekly band concert will e
held In Llthla park this, Friday,
evening, at which the following pro
gram will be rendered:
March, "Aqna Pura."
Medley. "Black Brigade."
, Walts, "Inspiration.'
March, "The Thunderer.
Serenade, "Pleasant Dreams."
"Star Spangled Bauner."
Picnic with Auction
Sale of Shorthorns
The Jackson County Farm Bureau
Is arranging for an all day picnic to
be hold in tbe city park at Medford
September 13. Arrangements for
this picnic had been previously mnde
to hold it in the Phoenix grove on
September 6, but owing to changes
In the program and plans it was le
elded to postpone the affair for a
week. Every member of the Farm
Bureau is expected to attend ami
use his influence towards getting all
his neighbors out to this event. All
the fruit growers and farmers of
Jackson county are expected to also
One of the real great features of
the day will be a big barbecue nt
noon, and good boiling hot beef Is
promised to every one. Each fam
ily Is asked to bring a lunch basket
filled with other good eats which
will fit in with the roast beet and
coffee served by the Farm Bureau.
In the afternoon the Jackson
County Livestock association co
operating with the Farm Bureau will
hold its second public auction sale
of registered livestock including
shorthorns, Herefords, and possibly
some Jerseys, Berkshlres and some
registered sheep. Owing to the fact
that no county fair will be held this
year, when tbe sale would naturally
have taken place, the association
have arranged to have It occur In
conjunction with the Farm Bureau
picnic and make this event a "re.l
lotter day" for Jackson county.
Tho city council will erect a con
crete culvert In the place of the one
that went down last week on Me
chanic street. That street Is closed
to .the public at present until the
new bridge is built, . f" "" '
Oregon Scenery to
Be Feature of Fair
The art department of the state
fair which opens at Salem September
22, Is adding a new feature this year,
ltd be unusually large and attractive,
there will be an exhibit of Oregon
This will not be In competition
with the other pictures. Oregon
scenery will form a separate group,
and consist of not only photograohlc
enlargements in color or black aud
white, but of any other suitable me
dium. The exhibit will mnke a spo
clalty of showing the grandeur and
beauty of this state which is unsur
passed In the world. These vlows
of Oregon will naturally attract a
great deal of attention at the fiir.
It Is requested that all who have
splendid pictures or hidden beauty
spots of our great state write to Mrs.
Welster, 653 East 15th, North, Port
land, for further information.
Labor Day Observed
At Local Postbffice
Labor Day Monday, September 1,
will be observed by the Ashland
postoffice as a partial holiday.
Stamp, general delivery and parcel
post- windows open from 9 to 10
a. m. No money order business
transacted. No letters registered.
One collection from street letter
boxes according to holiday schedule.
One delivery by city carriers. No
delivery by rural carrier.
Weed and Ashland
In Labor Day Game
With the stores of the city .closed
and the holiday crowdB out looking
for amusement, the bull game next
Monday, Lubor Day, between Weed
and Ashland should attract d roc-ord-breuklng
crowd. Weed , has
cleaned up everything in Northern
California while Ashland has the
edge over the Southern Oregon
teams. The game will be for the
championship of Northern California
and Southern Oregon.
Weed has taken their pick of the
Northern Culifornln teams while
Ashland has rounded up Jud Per
noll and Frye of Gmnts Pass, HIP
and Mclntlre of Medford to strength
en the local team. Thus two teams
will play a class of bnll which will
be far above the standard usually
maintained in cities this size. In
tense feeling has developed between
the teams and a fight from start to
finish Is assured.
The game will start at 2:30 p. m.
at the Ashland high school grounds.
Parking space is provided inside the
grounds' for automobiles. After a
season which bas so far been far
from successful financially tbe Ash
land management Is going to big ex
pense to put on this game and needs
the support of every lover of sport.
The government sale of food sup
plies at the local postoffice still con
tinues, and orders have beon cominr
In surprisingly well. Shortly after
the sale opened the quotn of rice was
exhausted, and a few days later the
quota of No. 2 cans ot baked beans
was sold out. It Is not known )'et
when the sales will cease, as no In
formation concerning It has com?
to the postmaster,
Will Spend Winter
Here for Change
Mrs. G. H. Way and sister, iMIss
Dayton, have rented their residence
on Laurel street and will occupy
apartments on Main street during the
coming winter. For two winters past
Mrs. Way and Miss Dayton have gone
'to Long Beach, Calif., as their hill
residence was too inaccessible to al
low Miss Dayton to get out, but the
change is made this year in order
that tbe latter, who Is Jn delicate
health, may enjoy tbe comforts of
home this winter.
Seven Airplanes
Passed OAer City
Seven airplanes passed over Ash
land Thursday morning on their way
south. These were the Curtiss
planes that, had been engaged In fire
patrol duty in the state and which
had been replaced by tbe Dellavi-
lands that arrived from the south
lust week. The Curtiss planes were
on their way to Redding where a
forest fire patrol will be inaugurat
ed. . Ashland Is beginning to recog
nize the peculiar hum of flying
planes that is becoming a well known
sound now, as it Is not an unusual
event to see numerous aircraft puls
ing over. The group of seven
planes made a beautiful appearance
passing over the valley.
Keystone State
Tourists, Camp Here
S. C. Stewart and wife, who have
been motoring across the continent
all summer from Marion Center,
Pennsylvania, camped here for a
codple of days last week while on
their way to Southern California to
spend the winter. The Stewarts
have enjoyed an eventful trip
through the northwest took in the
Yellowstone and Glacier pufks'ami
say they have driven over every kind
of roads under the sun. While in
Ashland Mr. and Mrs. Stewart hunt
ed up Letter Carrier W. E. Moor.
who also bails from tbe same town
in Pennsylvania.
Paid Respect to
- Dead Clergyman
The following ministers of Klam
ath district of the Methodist church
were in Ashland Monday attending
tbe funeral of the late district su
perlntendent, Dr. Van Fossen: Rev.
C. C. Coop, Canyonvllle; Mellvllle
Wire, Grants Pass; R. A. Hutchison,
Sutberlin; C. G. Morris, Oakland; L
F. Belnap, Central Point; C. R. Car
los, Medford; M. B. Parounagian,
Salem; Charles A. Edwards, Ash
land; Bishop Matt S. Hughes of
Portlund. Ministers of the district
served as pallbearers.
Grcup Gathering
At Wagner Creek
An nil-day meeting will be held
on Wagner creek, about one and a
half miles above the school house,
next Sunday, August 31. Each year
the Bellvlew and Wagner Creek Un
ion Sunday schools bold a stliiiu
gatherlng for tbe purpose of stimu
lating more interest it their Sun
day school Work,
A good program has been ar
ranged for, and tbls will be a splqn
did opportunity for members of eth
er Sunday schools and churches, to
enjoy an "old-time" religious meet
ing in "God's out-of-doors." Mr. F.
W. Bross of Medford will speak in
the afternoon service, and those who
fail to hear him will miss a good
gOBpel message.
A cordial welcome to all. Bring
your family and basket dinner.
Missionary for American Sunday
School Union.
$ Do you want a modern home, t
4 best looation in Ashland, on
! your own terms? Come and see
what I have to offer. Also acre
$ age, alfalfa and grain lands at a
t 690 Roca St.
Railroad Service
Again Resumed
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 28. Cenw
eral Manager J. H. Dyer of th
Southern Pacific Railroad company
announced at 8 o'clock this mora
ing that his road had caned 355
strikers for duty In the ubuhI man
ner since midnight and. that not 4
man had responded.
Striking trainmen will be served
with copies of orders, from their?
chiefs directing, them to return to
work, and will then be governed by;
their Individual decisions as to obey
ing, according to M. E. Montgomery,
vice-president of the Brotherhood ot
Locomotive Engineers. Mr. Moat
gomery made this statement today af
ter an all night session of leader!
of tbe four brotherhoods here. i
Oakland Service Resumed
strike of yard and switchmen at tke
three big trans-continental lines ha1
ended at Oakland, Calif., and train
were leaving on normal scliedale
there, but the strike continued dmw
although most ot the train war
being dispatched out, offlcfals of th
United States administration an
nounced here today. Trains her
were being made up by officfuls and
office help, it was announced. Trains!
were coming in from Sau Jos
where strike 'conditions are said to
prevail, but the schedule from that
place was being malutafued by thm
consolidation of trains. ' i
Karramento Normal , 'I
road traffic conditions In Sacra mo
to and vicinity, almost complete!
tied up yesterday by strikers, wore
practically normal today, J. B. Rren
nnn, division superintendent of the
Southern Pacific, announced. Freight
was being moved In all directions
except to the strike zone In South
em California, Brennan sold. I
Train Prom South Arrive ' "
Passenger service has been wr
.tailed aomawbat from the south dar
ing the past three days. Trains Nosl
14 and 16 were the only ones that
arrived Wednesday, while Thursday
trains 16 and 64 were the only one
to come in. Today, Friday, aTt
trains from the south are marked
up, due on time. The service from
tbe north has not been Interrupted
The annual meeting of the stock
holders ot the Southern Orego
Chautauqua association will be held
In Pioneer hall Tuesday tve, Sep
tember 1, at 8 o'clock.
Bp order of President, U
F. J. S1IINN, Secy. "
Beginning Monday
Beglnnlug Monday evening
the Tidings will bo puhdshod
daily (every evening) instead
of Tuesday and Friday, as here
tofore. The price of the Dally will
be 16 cents the week, 60 cents
the month, or $6.00 the yenr.
The dally will carry the
world, news by wire, together I
with a condensed markot re
port each day, and all the lo
cal news.
Practically all of the pres
ent semi-weekly subscribers
are paid In advance and will
have a sum due them In snr
vice. That amount will be
computed and credited on tha r
daily at the rate of 50 cents
per month until consumed.
In order to stimulate sub-' I
scrlptions wo have decided tc
make a
Bargain Week
beginning Monday, Septem
ber 1st and ending Saturday.
September 6th. All present
subscribers who renew for the
dally between the above imfeat
will be given one year's sub
scription to the
Daily for $oo
if cash accompanies the order.
Fresh Meat and Lunch
' Goods
Largest and Best Stock In AshlanA,
East Side
James Barrett, frop. Phoot IS!