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Thursday, May 30, 1012.
JOHN H. CHKKVKIIS, SKIMJKAXT.
Appreciation if Man Who Planunl
Hag on Miiary ititlgv.
Possibly a lew re nilnisc-.Mices of
my acquaintance with t!.e man who
placed one of the firit, if not the
first rnitin fl.ii; ia Missionary Ridge.
n that fearful aaJ memorable day
in November, lMJ f. liiay lie of inter
est tf the inembiis of th tl. A. R.
:tnd perhaps readers of the Tidings
The claim of the vMh Illinois Vol
unteer Infantry that taeir c;lnr
beaier, John H. Cheever.s planted the
the rear, and its breathless color
bearer led the way. But a few steps
between him and the summit, he
grasped a little tree that bravely
clung there, and away he went, hand
over hand, like a sailor up the
shrouds, and shook his flas above the
iie.-t. This I can declare: John
Cheevers, of the SSth Illinois, plant
ed his flag by Brass's headquarters,
ine iicnoorne voie, a
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Quaint English Charity
I sun. at the very heels of the enemy.
! A minute, and they were all there,
fluttering along the Ridge from left
' to right. The routed hordes rolled
eff to the north, rolled off to the
1 cast, like the clouds of a woruout
Beginning Saturday, June 1st, and continuing during
Carnival Week, we will make eom
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John Cheevers, with Colors ol 83th 111. Vol. Infantry
first flag on tho crest Is borne out
ly the following, sent by lianjamin
F. Taylor, the famous correspondent
nnd novelist, from the field to the
Chicago Journal anj afterwards re
)iublislnd by hi'in in his book entitled
'Pictures of Life in (.'amp and
Field." A copy of this book fell into
the hands of the writer while he was
yet a lad. Years after, in lx'Jl, he
moved to Sioux Rapids, Iowa, and
purchased a count! y paper. On the
list was tho name of John B. Cheev
ers. When he came in shortly after-
storm. Bragg, ten minutes before,
was putting men back into the rifle
pits. His gallant gray was straining
a nerve for him now, and the man
ro.Ii' on hoiseback into "Dixie's" bo
som, v. ho, arrayed in some prophet's
cast-off mantle, foretold on Monday
that the Yankees would leave Chat
tanooga in five days. They left it in
three, and by way of Missionary
nidge, straight over the mountains,
as their foreiathers went!"
Such is the story as written from
the front by one of America's most
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John Cheevers in 1901
wards to make the acquaintance of
the new editor, the bronze button at
once marked him as a veteran, and
an inquiry brought out the fact that
lie had been color sergeant of tne
SSlh Illinois. He was much sur
lris4d to learn of the publication in
book form of the reference to Ifim
nel, which Is near the close (if a long,
vivid nii'l thrilling account of th
linttle, and reads as follows:
"What colors were first upon the
git'k-d writers. Even more thrilling
were the talks of Mr. Cheevers when
he c( iibi be induced to talk of his
Coining to America, a raw Irish
lad, a few years before the war, he
found work at the Union Stockyards,
thru in their infancy, and enlisted
in the SSth Illinois at the first call,
following the flag till his stature
and bravery took him into the color
guard, almost at the first battle. At
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Home ol John Cheevers, Clay county, Iowa
mountain battlement I dare not try
to say; bright honors self might be
lrcud to bear. Hear? Nay, proud to
KOUJW the hindmost. Foot by foot
thr-y bad fought up the steep, sllp-jHM-y
hill with much blood. Let them
i to glory together. But tills 1 can
declare: The 79th Indiana. of
Wood's division, fairly ran over the
rifle pits aud lift its whole line iu
Chlcaninuga, when his regiment was
driven back he and a comrade were
left behind with the colors, but by
fierce fighting cut their way out. and
rejoined the regiment. From thai
day till the close of the war lie car
ried the banner through every battle
and skirmish iu which the regiment
When the writer first knew him
Photos by American Press Association.
ONE of the largest landowners in the south of England. Sir Ilenry Alfred
Joseph Doughty-Tichborne, dispenses every year a charity whose foun
dation Is said to date almost to the Norman conquest. The "Tichborne
dole" consists of a gift of flour to the poor of the village of Tichborne,
Hampshire. The upper of the two photographs shows the villagers taking
home the bags of flour; the lower shows iu the foreground two of the older
recipients of this quaint bounty. About 750 people participated in the last dis
tribution. The baronetcy of Tichborne is chiefly known in this country by
reason of the famous English lawsuit tried In the middle of the last century to
test the claims of an Australian butcher, who asserted that he was the rightful
heir to the title and the vast estates which went with it The suit, which in
some of its aspects much resembled the Klmmel case, was decided against the
claimant, who was found to be an impostor and was condemned to a long term
of Imprisonment at hard labor.
he was strong, tall and sturdy, al
most as in the days of his heroism,
but when we saw him last ten years
ago, the touch of time showed slight
ly on his rugged form and had frost
ed his tawny hair.
As a citizen, a husband and a fath
er John Cheevers was, and if still
living is, as true to his trusts as
when he bore the starry flag up the
bloody slopes of Missionary Ridge.
He was never so happy as when sur
rounded by his children and grand
children, and the cut of his home
shows him seated on the porch with
a grandchild in his arms. The por
trait with the flag was taken at the
close of the war and shows him and
the banner he carried. The other
portrait was taken in 1901.
Mr. Cheevers, while proud of his
army record, was a man who never
put himself forward, and it was only
in congenial company that he could
be Induced to tell, with rare Irish
wit, some of the many stories of his
four and more vears at the front
C. V. TALCOTT.
VKTOKS 11K1)-Kli.(j M i:suui:.
Seattle; Mayor Objects to Ordinance
1'iussed by Council.
Seattle. Mayor George F. Cotter
ill has vetoed the council bill known
as the anti-red flag ordinance, and
which was passed because of the red
flag demonstration on May day. The
mayor in his veto says:
"Under the terms of this bill prac
tically every fraternal and labor or
ganization banner ordinarily used in
their processions would be unlawful
under the four-inch block-letter re
quirement. Practically every such
banner has a distinctive or figurative
design and the accompanying letters
are usually ornamental.
"Again, the language used in con
nection with the use of the national
emblem of a foreign nation recog
nized by the government of the
United States, literally ronstrued.
would prohibit the carrying in any
procession in Seattle of such flags as
the green flag of the harp of Ireland,
and other similar instances might be
"This bill, if it became an ordi
nance, would prohibit the parading
in our Btreets of military or naval
forces, or visiting uniformed organ
izations from neighboring or friend
ly foreign countries, unless they
would carry at the head of their pro
cessions the American flag."
The mayor submits the draft of an
unobjectionable bill which would
still forbid the red flag.
Card of Thanks.
We wish to express our most heart
felt thanks and appreciation to
friends for their many kindnesses
and sympathy shown during the last
llness of our beloved wife and
W. L. JOHNSON AND
An Albany man has built an aero
plane which will be one of the at
tractions at the Fourth of July cele
bration iu that city.
P.OOSTS ASHLAXI) CLIMATE.
I'. (J. McWilliams Keceives Kntluisi.
ttxtic Letter From Son in Taconia.
As an indication of the spirit car
ried away from Ashland by its for
iner residents, we give bwlow an ex
tract from a letter received by F. O.
McW'illiams from his son, who is a
Wells-Fargo messenger on the Chi
cago, Milwaukee & Puget Sound
Limited running between Taconia
and Deer Lodge, Mont., making four
trips each month:
"Taconia, Wash., May 2 5, 1912.
"Well, 1 see by the Tidings that
you are going to have a Strawberry
and Rose Carnival in Ashland on the
first of the coming month, so I sup
pose that you are having fine weath
er down there.
"We are having nice weather here
in Taconia, but that mountain weath
er is about as uncertain as a cornered
stock market. Two trips ago it was
ideal summer weather in Deer Lodge
but on my last trip, three days ago, it
snowed for twenty hours straight.
They have large posters stuck up on
all of the fences and barns in Deer
Lodge and surrounding territory
stating that they will celebrate the
Fourth of July in Deer Lodge, if it
doesn't snow, and that is no joke on
the part of the advertising commit
tee. It Is just one of the conditions
they have to figure on during any
of their summer days. 1 am in
formed that that part of Montana
was favored with a very mild sum
mer last year and the records show-
that it didn't snow once during the
month of August.
"I have often wondered how land
along the coast could be so high
priced, it being a comparatively new
country, but I suppoce to people who
have lived all their lives in states
like Montana it. is just like buying
land in paradise to be fortunate
enough to get into a place with cli
mate and soil such as you have in
southern Oregon and especially in
the Ashland district."
Laces, Embroidery, Ribbons, Millinery
An opportunity to save to i the regular price
Oar entire stock of Embroideries will be divided in
four lots, .Uc, 5c, 10c and 18c the yard.
From 2h to 18 inches wide.
Our entire stock of Fine Laces will go at 2,c and 5c
the yard. Values up to 15c.
Ribbon, the 12?,c and 15c values, for 10c.
All Flowers, values up to 25c, will go at 10 cents.
5c, 10c, 15c and 25c Store
"The storo that saves you money."
HOME IS MEMORIAL.
Mark Twain's liirthplnce lo He Made
Hannibal, Mo. The old Clemens
home has become a memorial to the
gentle soul who spent hia boyhood
there and later made tho name of
Mark Twain known all over the
world. In the humble little home the
future humorist dwelt while having
the adventures that he Incorporated
iu the history of Huckleberry Finn.
The house was presented to the city
of Hannibal by Mr. and Mrs. George
A. Mahan. Tablets suitably Inscribed
have been put In place In the walls.
One of them bears a profile of Mark
Twain and the following Inscription
by Mr. Mahan: "Mark Twain's life
teaches that poverty Is an Incentive
lather than a bar; that any boy,
however humble his birth and sur:
roundings, niuy by honesty and in
dustry accomplish great things."
NKSMITH KKillT RENEWED.
Cottage (irove People Plan to Make
County Division llallot Issue.
Cottage Grove, Ore. "Put Nesmith
county on the ballot," is the decision
arrived at by the committee recently
appointed to decide upon the advis
ability of making another try for Ne
smith county and to formulate ways
and means for carrying on the fight.
The committee, which is composed
of O. M. Keni, W. H. Abrams, Mayor
C. W. Wallace. Elbert Dede, 11. K.
Lawson and G. F. King, does not
think that much work can be done
this time beyond getting the bill on
the ballot and sending out a circular
letter to the voters.
The plan formulated by the com
mittee will include a recommenda
tion to change the former lines of
Nesmith county to those sugested as
satisfactory to Eugene by a Eugene
committee at the time of the last
fight. It is expected that in this
way Eugene will be placated and will
not be inclined to fight the proposi
tion. In fact, assurance has been
received from substantial Eugene
citizens that this city is in favor of
The carpenters who removed the
booths at the recent Iloseburg fes
tival discarded so many nails that
the city had to put a crew of men at
work to pick them up from the
Wool blankets and lace curtain
work, par excellence, at Star Steam
On the Subject
of electricity will be given you
if you will call on us and see
some of the many contrivan
ces we have fur turning dark
ness into daylight. We are
the installers of lamps, wiring
and the simple, but forceful,
push button. For lots of liht
on or with electricity see us.
Good & Danford
29 East Main
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The Hub Is the place to get your
SUMMER SEASON OPENS
Newport, Yaquina Bay
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I I ROUTES I I
will place on sale round trip season tickets from all points on
good for return at any time until October. On that date they will
also place on sale week-end tickets from Cottage Grove and all
points north, Rood going Saturday or Sunday and for return the
SUNDAY EXCURSIONS ON THE C. & E.
A Special Sunday Excursion Train to Newport will leave Albany
every Sunday during the summer at 7:30 a. m. Connection is made
with this train by S. P. trains 16, 14 and 28 from points south.
For seni'on or three-day fares from S. P. stations or booklets
describing Newport as a summer resort, call on any S. P. Agent or
JOHN M. SCOTT
General Passenger Agent, Portland, Ore.