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ASHLAND WEEKLY TIDINGS
ASHLAND, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31. 1919
The meetings at the Free Metho
dist church ure progressing both In
Interest and attendance. Much of
God's power Is in the services and
a number Have been converted. Four
have united with the church. Rev.
J. W. Glazier' und wife are giving
messages of power and benediction
In song and preaching. These ser
vices will continue ull this week. A
watch night meeting will be held
Wednesday evening. Visiting pas
tors from abroad are expected.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Schwein en
tortained at dinner on Christmas day
for a number of guests who were In
Ashland spending the holiday with
them. The. house was brilliantly
decorated for the occasion and a big
turkey dinner was served the com
pany, who sat down to the feast by
the light of a miniature Christinas
tree which graced the center of the
uble. The guest list consisted of
Miss Irma Edgar, a niece, Caflyn
Schwein, a son, and Ted Schwein, a
nephew, of Mr. and Mrs. Schwein
from Chico, Calir.; Mr. and Mrs.
3.eo Burker, Mr. and Mrs. Oorge
Cohrke and Mr. and Mrs. Willnrd
Veale of Ashland.
Gave Dinner Sunday
Mrs. C. Iliegel entertained a com
pany of her friends at dinner yester
day at her home on Morton street.
The house and table were beautiful
ly decorated with Chr'stmas greens
r.pd a most sumptuous repast was
spread at which fifteen sat down.
These were: Mr. and Mrs. H. C.
Stock, Mr. and Mrs. II. O. Eastman
und two children, Mrs. Emma Coffee,
Mrs. C. niegel, Misses Georgle Cof
fee, Gertrude and Helena Iliede, Cal
la niegel and Messrs. Milton, Earl
and Elmer Iiiegel.
Mrs. John W. Hoyt, the teacher
of the Boy Scouts Sunday set ool
class in the Presbyterhn church, en
tertained her class last evening in a
social at her home on Allison
street. A company of tighteen boys
were present and enjoyed a variety
of games and guessing contests. The
"Airplane Ride," one of the Inven
tions of the bovs. met wilh the hear
ty approval of all. During refresh
ments conundrums added to the
Virgil Strang, a well known young
druggist of Med ford and Miss Gladys
E. Peart, daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth
Peart of that city, were united In
murriage at St. Mark's Episcopal
church at 6 o'clock Sunday evening.
After the ceremony (lie bride und
groom slipped away from their
friends and came up to Ashland by
auto where they were guests of Mr.
end Mrs. H-nry Kndors. Jr., until
train No. 15 arrived, on which they
departed for Los Angeles to spend
their honeymoon. Both Mr. nnd Mrs.
Strang are well known among Ash
land's young people.
Unleilaincil War Comrades
Meredith Beaver, who Is home
from the University of Oregon for
the Christmas holidays, entertained
a group of ex-service men at his
home on Iowa street Monday evening.
The guests were former school mates
of Mr. Beaver as well as comrades
In the great war, and the evening
was passed In reviewing tho past
years, and comparing the present
happy time withhe Christmas of the
past two years which were spent
In army discipline, and one of which
was spent by the boys In a foreign
land. The guests' list was composed
of Merrill Thorne, Verne Blue, Ward
Hammond, Oscar Silver and Elwood
Prominent Woman in Valley
Mrs. D. PerozzI and Mrs. Getchcll
of Medford were summoned to meet
Mrs. George Reinecke, the secretary
of the Woman's National republican
committee, at Medford, last evening,
as she comes through on her way to
San Francisco where the republicans
are planning to hold a big meeting
in January. The ladies had a pleas
ant visit with Mrs. Reinecke whose
home is In Chicago. She has prom
ised to return to the valley later.
Wedded at Noon
A quiet but very pretty wedding
took place at Trinity Episcopal
church at 12" o'clock today. Miss
Helen Conner nnd Mr. Frank Hanna
were united In the holy estate of
matrinony by the Vicar, the Rev.
P. K. Hammond. Mrs. Conner, the
bride's mother, and Allen Collins
LONDON. The postman's federa
tion has decided to refrain from the
"degrading and pernicious system of
collecting part of our wages from
the public In the form of 'Christmas
KEEP P INTEREST
1 The Social Realm I j
SneakttileVes entored Jordan's
electrical store last night and suc
ceeded In securing a few pennies for
their pains. Entrance was made
through a back window. They tore
the screen oft tho back porch and!
gained admittance there, after which
they broke the upper pane of a win-
dow and unlocked the catch, and
then climbed 'into tho store. The
cash register on the counter in the
store room was carried Into the back
room where It was opened and a
lew pennies, the only money left In
it, were extracted. Nothing else was
disturbed about the store, and noth
ing is missing so far as can be de
tected. L. J. Orres worked late last night
In his tailor shop next door and
once dining the evening heard n
noise aboutt he building, but paid
no attention to It at the time, but
it. Is thought It was the sound or
breaking glass h heard.
The cavh reglser is a heavy affair
and would require two or three per
sons to move It. Mr. Jordan usually
Innrni, I. u I II .1 i II a IllWin lit tlltfM fl
he never leaves money In It, but lor
! some reason he had closed It last
night anil left his store early.
Jail at Roseburg
(Special to The Tidings) I
ROSEHI'RO. Four prisoners es
caped from the Douglas county jail
Saturday night, after sawing their
way out of the main cage, then drop
ping from a second story window to
the ground. All of the escaped
prisoners hut one were captured the
next day. According to their story
one of the men was in possession of
a small hack saw which was used to
cut the bars of the cage ill which
all were confined. Before leaving
the Jail the prisoners broke into a
room where a lot of confiscated
liquor was stored and helped them
selves. They also left a note to Dep
uty Sheriff Rafferty wishing him a
"Happy New Year."
Two American golfers might have
been seen recently playing the 9-hole
course at Mukden renowned as the
farthest north" links in Asia with
cholera masks on.-
"I won't tell what the score was,"
Everard Thompson, formerly direc
: tor of athletic events at Yale univer
: sitv, who was one of the players,
writes from Shanghai. "The cholera
1 was killing Chinese at the rate of
300 a day and most of those who died
! were buried around the golf course. J
; This sort of thing is one of the best
alibis offered at Mukden for poor
The Mukden course is built among1
Chinese graves. The people in that
section lay their dead on the ground
and In course of time build a mound
over them. In. this way a Chinese
graveyard becomes a series of lrreg-i
nlar mounds, some small, some large,
scattered over tho countryside.
"On tho Mukden course," Mr.
Thompson writes, "These mounds,
form the bunkers, anil very good ones
they are. A player there gets fine
practice with a niashie.
"The second ball I hit on the Muk-i
den course hooked around one of
, tin so mounds nnd a great burst of
'weeping came from that direction.
I thought I had killed some one, but
when I got to the scene of the Blip-,
posed accident I found it was nothing'
worse than a weeping party. !
"Ancestor worship prevails In that'
section of the country nnd every so
often the family of Ihe deceased, no
matter whether he has been that wayj
ja year or fifty years, mnke consld-S
orahlo noise about the grave for sev-!
eral hours. It Is very disconcerting, J
just when you ure going to pull off
n perfect pitch to the green, to have'
tho wails of several parties rend the
"I played there only twice. I was
tempted to those games because over
here good courses are few and far
between. Since I left the States I
have played on only three courses
one a nice little fl-hole course at
Yokohama, very narrow and very
difficult: the second a 9-hole course
at Tokyo; and the course at Muk-1
den. That at Tokyo is a picture
course and very easy."
A company of young people gath
ered at the home of Theodore Rus
sell on North Pioneer avenue as.
a welcome party to this young mnni
who is spending the Christmas holi
days from North Bend with his pa-!
rents. A very pleasant time was
spent at this reunion of friends. Mr.
Russell leaves about the first of the
year to return to North Bend. i
Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Lamb are backi
from an extended trip which covered
I San Francisco. Oakland, Calif., snd(
Reno, Nev. They stated that they
spent Christmas In San Francisco,
where the weather was like a spring!
day. They went later to Reno and
found snow in abundance, which
made them mighty glad to get back
to Ashland. I
,In order to accommodate the
growing tourist travel that of late
has been too heavy to be carried on
the regular trains, the Southern Pa
cific has put on another passenger
train. The new train started Sun
day, leaving Portland as second 13.
The return from the south will be as
The Ashland postoffiee reports
the heaviest holiday business in the
history of the city both outgoing and
Incoming. While the packages were
of a better order, the public were
more belated in their shipments than
usual, most likely on account of
the storm retarding the Christmas
shopping, The Incoming mail also
disclosed that the outside friend
were tardy In their mailing. Sun
day night and Monday an enormous
mass of mall arrived In the Ashland
postoffiee from outside unexpected
ly and it required the combined ef
forts of the regular carriers work
ing overtime as well as the substi
tute and postmaster for most of the
day to clear the office before the
duy's business closed.
OREGON AGRICULTURAL COL
LEGE, Corvallis. County agricul
tural agents in Oregon are sought
for big commercial jobs and higher
positions in agriculture.
Of 29 county agents who have re
signed since 1913, four quit after
three years, seven after two, and 12
less than one year. The average
length of service was 18 months.
Ten accepted higher salaries in
commercial positions, four becoming
bank agriculturists. Five were ex
periment station men giving part time
to county ugent work and resigned
to give way to full time men. Three
engaged In farming, three were pro
moted to higher positions In the ser
vice, and one was transferred to an
other state. Agent work was dis
continued in two counties.
Agents are now employed in 23
counties. That the work has been
a success has been indicated by in
terest shown by other counties. Lake
and Malheur will start county agri
cultural agent work January 1. Polk
and Harney have Included the nec
essary items in their budgets.
RAIN ON S
THE LIBERTY CALENDAR
EXACTLY FOUR WEEKS IN EVERY MONTH
5 v 13 MONTHS IN A YEAR '
3 13 THE WHOLE CALENDAR.
t FOR A MILLION YEARS. f
jWew Year Day is not included In any weak or month.
jf'Corraction Day" once each four years not included in any week or month.'
fThe remaining 364 days divided into 13 months of exactly 4 weeka rtthi
fernery month commencing with Monday. A Bill already in Congratsa
The month! are January, February, Liberty, March, Etc. V
The above shows a cut of tne mucii
talked of new Liberty calendar. The
mere suggestion that this plan of
measuring time should take the
place of our present calendar is
enough to make any real nice, old
fashioned, conservative person gaBp
for breath. To such a person it
would seem preposterous that any
one should have the nerve and ef
frontery to propose such a radical
change in our time-honored und
much revered, though atrociously
constructed, old time calendar. j
This project is fathered by fifty
Minneapolis business and profession
al men who a few months since or
ganized the. American Equal Month
Calendar association, and are now:
"seeding down" with their pet calen
dar Idea. The directors are business
or professional men of high standing
and strange none of the association
belong to the ancient and accepted,
order ofcranks, but are hard-headed
practical business men.
In framing the calendar, only
three slight changes were made In
the present form. First, New Yeurs
day was made an independent legal
holiday. It Is placed between the
last day of December and the first
day of January, but it Is not Includ
ed In any week or month. Then,
the remaining 304 days are divided
Into thirteen months of exactly
four weeks each, every month com
mencing with Monday. This Is cer-J
talnly simplicity Itself.
Of course, the extra day In Leap
AGED WOMAN DIES
Mrs. Alice A. Turner, aged 90, a
native of Vermont, died Decem
ber 17, at her home, 15.1 Linden
uvenue, Long Beach, Calif. Tho hus
band, Charles S.'; Turner, who is past
00, and to whom she had been mar
ried for CO years, survives her, as
do a daughter, Miss Nora L. Turner,
of Long Beach, and a son, William
A. Turner, of Ashland, Ore.., now In
that city. She was a life-long Meth
odist. Funeral services were con
ducted at the Patterson & McQull
kln chapel at 2:30 o'clock the fol
lowing afternoon by Rev. L. T. Guild.
CHICAGO. r resent day
are all pikers.
AT LONG BEACH
That is the opinion of "Lucky Tlle BrrTni 0f a number of tour
Baldwin, one time horse thief, train ts from the south with automobiles
robber. pic!p ck t and at present bespeaks a good condition of the
. i .1 -.' roads this winter. Yesterday some
"among th. se ,o have come back. from ag fM 801ltlB8 ,09
"Fearless crooks? Why. you don't Angeles, stopped at the White Star
read of one in a year," Luckv told the garage, having made thet rip right
United Press. "The only one ; I have throng These tourhds not even
readMbout In months is Bill Carl- tween Redding und Dunsinulr which
Isle. is tho bugaboo to automobile tour-
"And then .Ley had , stop him," , Z
he added with a tone of regret in mi8 nnt b,,en interrupted much this
his voifre. "I would like to get hold winter, save the week of the deep
of Cnrllsle. Ho wouldn't be afraid, snow, and cars come through from
to preach the gospel."
Baldwin, whose right name Is C.
J. Balfe, but who Is known to In
mates of the Chicago workhouse,
where hb Imb been chaplain for seven
years, as "Lucky," knows crooks I
from A to Z. He was one himself
for twenty-five years but was ron-
verted at the McAuley Mission in'
New York City Ui 1908
For the last eleven years he has1
been one of the most successful m Ih-
Bion workers in Chicago, due to his
knowledge of the underworld and
"Fifty per cent of the Inmates of
the prisons of the I'nited States
should never be put behind the bars,"
he declared. "The other fifty per
cent should never get out."
"Take the 'dips.' They wait until
some poor little girl starta to get'on
a car and then they grab her purse
with a few nickels, and run.
"The day I was converted, I start
ed to lift the roll of h guv In the
Bowery In New York. Only silver
fell from his pockets. Do you think
i would pick ii up: ,m i.uckv naiu
win." Nine men who Bal.lwin nicked tin
from the streets are now preaching)
the gospel. He speaks of them with
pride, and a smile which shows ,
row of gold teeth, replacing thoso
knocked out hy tho butt end of an
Arizona sheriff's gun, lights his face.
EVERY MONTH JUST LIKE THIS
Years also had to be provided for
but the same unique plan was again
followed, and other independent day
called "Correction Duy" is placed at
the end of each four year between
the last nay of December and New
Years day of the following year.
The new mouth of Liberty Is
placed next after January and Feb
ruary in the new form simply because
of similarity of sound.
The summer season under the new
form is given four months, but each
of the other seasons is given three
months as heretofore. It Is claimed
that this arrangement will be more
truo to nature than our present di
vision. The plan also provides that Good
Friday and Easter Sunday shall al
ways bo observed on certain fixed
dates. This was contemplated when
our present calendar was adopted.
It Is show'n that under this simple
Liberty calendar one will be ablo
to tell on what day of the week any
future date will full, even though
that dute should be a thousand yeurs
hence. Also that under the new
form there would be no more fire
Sundays to the month to upBet all
our calculations. Every holiday and
every anniversary will always fall
on Its particular day of the week. It
will be on the same day of the week
in every year. Strange to say, th?
Fourth of July, Victory day (Nov.
11th) Thanksgiving day, and Christ
mas, will all come on Thursday every
year, after this change Is made.
HIGH PRAISE OF
' Professor Frederick Berchtold, for
many years the head of the Eng
lish department of tho 0. A. C, has
written a friend In Ashland regard
ing "A Daughter of the Rogues":
"The poem Is a fine exhibition of
native poetic gift. There are a
number of superb passages scattered
' through the nearly 1500 lines. Mr.
Campbell Is a born poet." ' .
Hornbrook and other points in North
ern California nearly every day.
i LOCAL AND PERSONAL (
The city council held an adjourned
meeting last night and cleared up
- '' reports and business to finish the
j "e" - t t t
Dennis Espy, the little son o Mrs.
81""' and tfiaudson of Mr. and Mrs.
N- Den,"' Ie" tr0" ton-
one lasi evening au nuu mo imo
fortune to break tils leg. He seems
to be getting along well toduy.
Mrs. Anna McCarthy will leave to
day for Dunsmulr to spend New
I Years with her son.
I Mrs. Griffith left yesterday for
'i.os Altos, Calif., to visit with her
, Mrs- Bob Prosser.
! w R HH(lkln'90'n,'wlfe and daugh
ter, have gone to Southern Cali
fornia to spend the holidays.
MM Rrace Ljy an(, Mli Mllr()n
Arm, twQ former tenche,.9 , the
AhIllIld high 8Chools. are guests this
week at the home of Mrs. Elsie
Churchman of 31 Union street. Miss
Lillv is teaching this year In the
Lincoln high school of Portland, und
! Miss Arndt is a teacher In tlle schools I
at Mendocino, Calif. I
Miss Hazel Lowe, who has been
teaching domestic science in Ihe
schools at Glenn, Calir., Is home on
a visit wilh her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. D. M. Lowe of Valley View.
. . e
j Ashland has been treated to a
I "silver thaw" for the past two or
I three days. The entire valley was
shrouded in a bank of fog, while
, a white frost covered all the foliage.
This morning, however, tho fog has
I rolled away and the sun shone
e e e
The body or John Worth, who died
at n local hospital here from pneu-
monla where he hnd been taken from
the train (luring the week, was ship
ped last night to Woodland, Calif.
The decease I had started for that
city when he was taken ill. His
friends were notitled of his condi-,
lion and later of his death, and
sent word to Ashland for tho body
j to be sent on.
Company B and tho Aeieilcaii Le
gion cleared $113 on their danco In
the Natatorlum Christmas night,
Mrs. Frank Moore, who had been
spending Christmas with her mother,
Mrs. Anna McCarthy of North Main
Btreet, left last evning (or her home
I e e e
Mr. and Mrs. W. II. Smith are
home from Montague where they h id
been spending ( hrlstmai, and where
a family reunion was held. Mr.
Smith has been quite ill recently and
this Is the flrBt ha has been able lo
bo out for sever.l weeks.
e e e
Mrs. H. H. Gillette and daughter
Marjorle left last evening for San
Francisco. Mrs. Gillette will remain
a short time to visit with relatives,
while Miss Marjorle will remain In
that city to finish high school.
Hens Valuable Piopertf
CORVALLIS. The Income from
a good hen Is no smiill matter. In
the $10,000 a year flock at the Or
egon state hospital were a large
number of O. A. C. bred "Oregons"
that laid 300 or more eggs each per
year. Thut's more than 25 doiens
each. At 60 cents the Talue of the
eggs for table use would be more
than a dollar a month per hen. The
hatching value of these eggs is quad
ruple that. Time was and not long
ago when' the family cow returned
INE SERVICE AT
Upwards of B00 or GOO people,
guthered around the community
Christmas tree on the Plaza last
evening at 5:30 to hold the post
poned exercises of which the rain
of Christmas eve had necessitated the
Mr. Mitchell presided at the
piano, which was brought to the
scene on a truck, und V. O. N. Smith
also accompanied the singing with
a .trombone. Rev. C. F. Koehlor,
pastor of the Presbyterian church,
was chairman of the- exercises and
Introduced the speakers who were
the clergymen from the various
churches of the city. Rev. Herman
D. Edwards of the Nazarene church
led the singing which consisted of
several beautiful old Christmas
hymns familiar to all. The lighted
tree was attractive with Its Yuletido
trimmings. A unanimous vote was
taken expressing tho opinion of the
people present that this form of
Christmas observance was a partic
ularly pleasing one, ami one that
will in all probability be carried out
in future years.
Off Day for
Sunday was an unfortunate day
for the Green family of loo Union
street. Mr. and Mrs. Green were In
Grants Pass to spend the day with
friends. While returning home that
evening the fog settled down so bad
ly on the road that about a mile be
yond Central Point they collided
with another automobile coming to
wards them. They claimed that the
lights were not dimmed on the ap
proaching car and blinded Mr. Green
who was driving. Mrs. Green was
quite badly hurt about tho face
when she was thrown against the
car. Their automobile was damaged
so badly it had to be left in Medford
while Mr. and Mrs. Green came homo
in a jitney. The other car was over
turned and Imdly damaged, but mi
one was hurt.
Silva Green, who with his
wife, was visiting friends in Sams
Valley Sundav, was struck on the
head while attempting to crank un
automobile. Ills injuries are not
serious, but he wears a decoratiMt
black nnd blue lump on the side of
(Special to The Tidings)
KLAMATH, FALLS, Dec. 30. At
an election held ill this city Saliirilav
a special tax levy of f 11(11) for an In
crease In teachers' salaries carried
hy u vote of 102 to 7. The vme
means all increase of approximately
$21 a month to all teaelier.i III the
schools, probably retroactive to No
The county court this week re
fused to grant an appropriation for
tho home demonstration agent, and
on account of abolishing of that po
sition, Miss Florence I'oole, the
agent for Ihe past fall and winter,
has left for Portland and Corvallis.
The reasons fur abolishing this
county officer were given by the
court that it considered more people
desired a county library ami the ser
vices of a county nurse, and that
theHiree could not be maintained.
The real shortage closed Indiis
Irles; this caused unemployment and
privation and proved that conditions
of whatever character which Inter-,
fere with Industrial activity bring
YOU SHOULD HAVE
WEEKLY AS WELL AS
EA HERS PAY
Hy IWn;,' Both tho aily and UYekly Your Menfae
Goes Into Practically Every llmiie i:: Ashland's fj
Trade Territory Hotli in tho Ciiv and ('ountry. R
IT COSTS VKRY LIT1I.10 MOKK TO $
COVKIi TIIK rOKNTilV DISTUICTS Ej
IX TIIIO WKKKI.Y 'U
TELEPHONE 39 i
And Advertising Man Will Tell You About H m
The Associated Industries of Or
egon are inaugurating a state-wide
movement to secure employment for
all ex-service men in Oregon. In or
der to put this movement before the
people Governor Olcott has issued
a proclamation asking for the co
operation of all manufacturers and
employers of labor to provide em
ployment for the hosts of unem
ployed men who served their country
during the war and are now at homo
wilh no place In the industrial af
fairs of the state.
Following is Hie governor's proc
December 22, 1019.
To the People of Oregon:
Because of a serious unemploy
ment situation which has resulted
in hundreds of ex-service men of
this state being out of employment
the manufacturers of Oregon,
through tho Associated Industries,
have volunteered to meet the situa
tion by the employment of these ex
This move on the part of the mnn
: llfactiirers will mean n material
I over-production of their products.
As a result of these conditions, It
will ho necessary to find a way to
market this additional production.
The logical way is for the people of
Oregon themselves to absorb the
over-production by confining their
purchases as far as possible to Ore
gon product ion.
From the inception of the war Or
egon was a leader In every patriotic
move. While peace is here, it is as
much our duly to see that the pien
who gave us peace are properly pro
vided with employment ag it was our
duty to finance them during the war.
am confident the people of the
state will give ready response to
this appeal and I urge that for the
novt ninety days every man, woman
and child In the state do his or her
part by purchasing Oregon made pro
duels. Insist that you secure these
products, realizing as you do so Hint
you are assisting in giving employ
ment to tho men who righteously
I would also respectfully request
that the mayors of the various
cities and towns in tho state call
this situation to the attention ei
their home peopl", so that this plan
may-work out with the greatest sue-'
Very sincerely yours.
BKN' W. OLCOTT.
KLAMATH FALLS. Miss Bessie
L. Lewis, a- teacher at the Klamath
Indian agency, was drowned In a
pool at the agency Christmas. It is
thought the young woman took her
una life. She had attended tie'
Chi islmas eve festivities at the In
dian school the night before and
seemed apparently in good spirits,
ae'i'oriling to l.lie reports. Friends
stale that she was to have been mar
ried within a mouth.
ST. CLOUD, Minn. A painting,
the work of a Mlnneapolis'art firm,
has lieeu received at the high school
here and dedicated to the memory
of St. cloud hoys who lost Iheir lives
in the war.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. There Is a
shortage of officii spare here. Re
cently twelve physicians told officials
they were unable to find a location.
At hlmil Iron Works has contract to
build loo farm tractois and cultiva
tors for Seattle firm. M n'hinea to
do all kinds or farm work.
Big sawmill company is being or
ganized at llarrlsburg.
Itnsehiirg. 155 acres near city
bought for goat milk dairy ranch.
Seaside voles $253,000 bunds for
YOUR AD IN THE
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