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Oregon Historical Society.
Ashland 1 ; Tidings
ASHLAND, OREGON, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1912
EVERYTHING SHAPING WELL
FOR DISTRICT FAIR.
LARGE ATTENDANCE IS CERTAIN
Coining District Fair Will lie One of
the Rest Ever Held in Rogue Riv
er Valley Fine Exhibit and At
traction. Arrangements are being perfected
for the District Fair which is to be
held in Ashland four days, Wednes
day, Thursday, Friday and Saturday,
September 25 to 28, inclusive. Su
perintendent Lowe has Just returned
from canvassing various portions of
the county in behalf of the sixth an
nual exhibition, having also extended
his calls to several localities in Jose
A special feature this year will be
the children's industrial contest, par
ticulars concerning which are fully
set forth in the premium list, copies
of which may still be had on applica
tion to officials of the society or at
Commercial Club rooms.
The fair has been extensively ad
vertised not only at home but abroad.
School superintendents and princi
pals have been corresponded with
and fair literature placed in their
hands to be used to best advantage.
It will be noted that the exhibition
here occurs after the fair and pear
show at Medford and the Grangers'
fair at Grants Pass, and numerous
displays at these attractions will be
released in time for further exploita
tion at Ashland. The Southern Pa
cific has also taken a hand in adver
tising the event, reduced rates for
which are to be granted from sta
tions south of Glendale to this point.
The rate will be one and a third fare.
Admission will be 25 cents each
day, but evening attractions will be
charged for extra.
Grants Pass Day will be Friday,
September 27, and a basketball game
between girls' clubs of that town
and Ashland is being negotiated for
on the evening of that date, this plan
being on the assumption that a spec
ial train will be in waiting to ac
commodate the Grants Pass people
after the day's attractions are ended.
Intending exhibitors of fruits and
vegetables should note that the fair
management has made arrangements
for cold storage facil'ties at the ice
plant, and all articles needing refrig
eration should be placed there in due
Superintendent Lowe will now i
take active charge of the preliminar- j
leg. Jne jsatatonum win ne sur
veyed and space alloted accordingly.
Those desiring concessions should
apply early. For general announce
ment concerning the fair, consult the
display advertisement in current Is
sues of the local papers.
On and after Fray, September!
20, KUperlntendent Lowe of the Dis
trict Fair will have his office at
Commercial Club headquarters,
where he will be in readiness to at
tend to all matters pertaining to the
exhibition until the event occurs.
i - Attention, Poultrymen!
Poultry delivered at the fair at
the Katatorium on the 25th inst.
will hot need coops. Coops of the
same style will be furnished to all
who apply and the poultry will be
taken from the coops in which it is
b ought and placed in association
coops. Poultry of all descriptions
will be entered, whether included in
premium list or not.
W. R. C, Attention!
All officers and members of the
order will meet at their hall for re
hearsal Thursday at 3 p. m., as the
inspector will be with us Saturday,
Request of the president.
Meat Pie Dinner
at the G. A. R. building on Friday,
September 20, from 11 o'clock a. m.
on. Given by Congregational ladies.
Price 25 cents. '
NOTED OUTLAW TAKEN
Kidna Allen Captured Near Des
Moines, Iowa, Because of His
Des Moines, Iowa, Sept. 14. Love
for his mountain sweetheart back in
Virginia led today to the capture
here of. Sidna Allen, leader of the
notorious Allen clan of bandits who
shot up the court house at Hillsville,
Va killing a judge, the sheriff and
several others. Allen surrendered
without a struggle.
Allen's arrest was brought about
through the interception of letters
he had written to a young woman
in Virginia. The letters' were filled
with endearments and stated that
Allen was working with a construc
tion company near Des Moines. :
. Wesley Edward, the only free
member of the gang which did the
shooting, is believed to be near Des
Moines and his arrest is expected
momentarily. Several other mem
bers of the gang have been sentenced
to death for the HillBville murders.
Des Moines, Iowa, Sept. 14. Wes
ley Edwards, nephew of Sidna Allen
and last of the Virginia Allen clan
at large, was captured tonight after
the officers had surrounded a street
car on which he had taken refuge. '
BANDIT IN GRANTS PASS.
Lounsberry's Acts There Link in Evi
What Lounsberry did in Grants
Pass before and after the Yoncalla
train robbery, and who was his part
ner, will be in important develop
ment in the investigation of the fed
eral authorities. A room in a Grants
Pass lodging bouse will be the re
volving piece in the investigation.
There clothes were changed, plans
made, and other developments, now
not generally known, given light. In
cidentally, not half the incidents of
that day have been told.
It was never intended for public
ears that Mrs. Lounsberry had been
partially recognized upon the streets
of Grants Pass, clothed in male garb.
The "leak" is now believed by fed
eral and police authorities to have
changed the plans of Mrs. Louns
berry to return to Medford with her
two boys. There was quite an ex
change of words at the meeting,
which recent developments have
made of importance.
The federal authorities and the lo
cal police have never got away from
the idea that Lounsberry had an as
sistant in both the Redding and To
peka robberies, on the ground tnat
it would be Impossible for a man to
leave and enter a train without tne
help of someone, and not attract any
The whereabouts of Mrs. Louns
berry is still a mystery. A telegram
from Topeka says she left that city
on (schedule. She may be with rela
tives in Montana or Minnesota. In
the meantime the home ranch is go
ing to ruin, the crops unattended to,
with kindly neighbors helping all
they can to keep things in order.
UBRARY TOBE OPENED
Carnegie Building Thrown Open to
Ashland'sSrew library will be open
to the public Tuesday, the 16th, at
2 p. m. There will be no formal
opening, but the library board, the
librarian and assistants will be glad
to answer all questions and show
you the building.
The library will be open every
afternoon from 2 to 6 and Saturday
evening from 7 to 9 o'clock. Any
one having books to donate please
bring them along or leave your ad
dress with the librarian and they will
be called for.
WILL MARK BROOMS.
J. G. Miller Will Manufacture Prod
uct of 20 Acres.
"'JVC Mnier, residing one 'and one
half miles east of Ashland, has 20
acres of fine broom corn and expects
to manufacture It into hronms on
his place. He is an experienced man
at the business and will endeavor to
supply the Ashland housewives with
a superior weapon.
WATER RIGHTS HEARING.
The Oregon State Water Commis
sion is holding a hearing on the con
flicting claims to the water of Ash
land creek for irrigation purposes at
the city hall this afternoon.
Rustlers Again Are Busy.
The loss of several head of cattle
in the Applegate section has again
led the ranchers of that vicinity to
form a vigilance society, and if one
of the rustlers falls into their hands
it is certain to go hard with him.
The ranchers are much incensed ow
ing to frequent losses of cattle which
have extended over a number of
On Tuesday night of last week D.
S. Ames is said to have lost five nead
of beeves. Other losses of one or
two beeves at a time have been re
ported and the ranchers have decided
that it is about time the thievery is
Several months ago the ranchers
of that vicinity banded together to
stop cattle rustling and for a time
the rustlers were evidently scared
out, for the daily shortage of cattle
on the range ceased. It is said to
have started "and the ranchers are
determined this time to put an end
to the matter for all time. It is be
lieved that the rustlers segregate the
cattle and alter securing a fairly
large band they drive them over the
California line and dispose of them
in Siskiyou county to San Francisco
Principal Becomes Contractor.
Etna Mills, Cal. Through the ef
forts of Principal A. S. Coltqn of the
high school, two new rooms, 30 by
60 feet in dimensions, have been add
ed to the building. The rooms were
built entirely by subscription taken
in the spring and summer by Pro
fessor Colton, who gave his services
free for the vacation period, acting
as contractor and overseeing the
Death of Mrs. Josephine Austin.
Mrs. Josephine Austin, mother of
the late Clinton B. Austin, died in
this city Friday, September 13, 1912,
and was buried in Ashland cemetery,
September 15, after funeral services
held at the home of her daughter-in-law,
Mrs. May Austin.
Seasonable Millinery. .
Madame Dilhan is showing each
day a fine line of practical and styl
ish millinery at lowest prices. Hats
ready to wear or trimmed to your
The sweetest story ever told in
moving pictures. Dreamland, Tues
day and Wednesday.
HOODOO GETS TRAIN NO. 13 -FRIDAY
PASSENGER IN COLLISION
ENGINEER POOR HURT AND STOCKMAN FATALLY INJURED WHEN
RUNAWAY FREIGHT CRASHES INTO SOUTHBOUND TRAIN
PASSENGERS SHAKEN UP, NONE SERIOUSLY INJURED
The hoodoo certainly got the
southbound passenger train No. 13,
on Friday afternoon, September 13.
Just as the train was pulling out of
Edgewood, and when it was running
at a rate of about six miles an hour,
the rear end of freight No. 21, which
had broken in two or got away from
its crew at Weed, crashed into the
head end of the passenger. Engineer
J. C. Poor, who was at the throttle
of the head engine on the passenger,
set the air and Jumped before the
crash. He was struck in the leg
with a flying timber and the member
severely bruised, but was able to re
turn home on No. 12 last night. G.
F. Irvine, the fireman, staid in the
cab, crouching down behind the boil
er head, and while splinters and tim
bers went over and through the cab,
he escaped without a. scratch. A
stockman whose name could not be
learned was hanging on the side of
a horse car in the runaway train and
was hurled clear outside the right
of way and was thought to be fatally
injured. A hobo who was riding the
LOST THRKK FINGERS.
J. C. Gibson of Yoncalla Meets With
J. C. Gibson of Yoncalla, formerly
a resident of Talent, and a brother
of J. R. Gibson, 145 Scenic Drive,
had the misfortune to lose the ends
of the first three fingers on his right
hand by getting them caught in a
rope pulley on a threshing machine
on Friday, September 6. Mr. Gibson
came to Ashland last week to visit
his brother and other relatives while
taking an enforced vacation.
Free Lecture on Christian Science.
You are especially invited to attend
the free lecture on Christian Science
at the Elks Temple Friday evening,
September 20, and learn something
of the beliefs of this growing sect.
Frank J. Leonard, the lecturer, is an
eloquent and convincing speaker.
Remember that the Tidings want
ads bring results.
WATER RIGHT CONTEST HEARINGS ARE DATED
Disputed Claims So Flow of Oregon Streams To Be Heard By Ore
gon State Board of Control
The board of control of the state
of Oregon has given notice of hear
ing of contests in the determination
of the relative rights to the waters
of the Rogue and its tributaries, in
water division No. 1, covering the
counties of Josephine, Jackson and
Earlier in the season representa
tives of the state board were in this
territory taking filings and notice of
contests, and the time and place for
the hearings on these Various con
tested rights have just been an
nounced. There are several hundred
contests in the district embracing the
three counties, and after taking the
testimony of the witnesses presented
by the parties of the contests,, the
board will pass upon it, making final
determination of the matter. Each
individual case will be handled much
as is a case in court, and attorneys
have already been employed to rep
resent many of the interested par
ties. As there has been no adjudica
tion of water rights in this state for
many years and the laws have
been changed and altered in many
instances, some intricate questions
are sure to evolve in the hearings.
The following are the cases and the
dates upon which they will be heard,
that have a local interest:
Grants Pass, November 7.
James Gilmore vs. C. E. Selleck,
Applegate water right.
Ed F, Hannum et al. vs. C. E. Sel
leck, Applegate water right.
Mrs. Hannah Jones vs. J. D. Kerr,
State creek water right. '
Laurel Hill Ditch Co. vs. Thomas
E. Pinckney, Applegate water right.
F. M. Miller vs. J. W. York, Mil
ler gulch water right.
Thomas Pinckney vs. Laurel Hill
Ditch Co., Applegate water right.
I. G. Roberts vs. F. W. Capp, Ap
plegate water right.
J. W. York vs. Fred Miller, Miller
creek water right. '
J. Twohy vs. Woelfly et al., Apple
gate water right. '
Grants Pass, December 2.
V. W. Brown vs, Swastika Mining
Co., Jump Off Joe water right.
J. C. Cochrane vs. Carrie Fry,
Jump Off Joe water right.
J. Duncan, vs. Columbia mine,
Grave Creek water right.
Three Pines Timber Co. vs. Ruth
Wright, Jump Off Joe water right.
Three Pines Timber Co. vs. Wood
ford and Cook, Jump Off Joe water
Grants Pass, December 4,
E. G. Patton vs. Fidelia Lang,
Grave Creek water right.
Grants Pass, December O."
H. A. Perkins vs. Ruth Ruble,"
Coyote creek water right.
freight is reported to have been in
jured, but not seriously. The pas
sengers on No. 13 were badly shaken
up and several in the smoker and
day coach slightly injured, one lady
having her chin cut quite badly. No
one in the Pullmans was injured.
There were several from Ashland on
board, but all escaped injury. The
second engine, with E. H. Bush as
engineer and A. H. Connelly as fire
man, had the pilot torn off and the
headlight demolished, but neither
man was injured and the engine was
able to pull the train into Dunsmuir.
J. H. Kennedy of this city and Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Sweney of Osage,
Iowa, who had been viBiting in this
city, were on the train, but word has
been received that they were unin
jured. The freight cars were piled" up,
and the forward trucks of the head
engine on the passenger were up on
the wreckage. The passing track
I was cleared in about five hours and
(the passenger train proceeded on its
jway toward San Francisco.
FIKK BELL "LOCOED."
Wind Set Bell to Ringing Sunday
Ashland people began to wonder if
the Ashland fire alarm system had
gone crazy in the wee sma' hours
Sunday morning when the bell began
to strike eratically. It routed out
most of the fire boys and many other
citizens, but proved to be a false
alarm, caused by the wind bringing
swinging wires together.
Mr. Vining's Address at West Side
School Tills Evening.
Mr. Irving E. Vining of New York,
who has made an exhaustive study
of child life, will deliver an address
on child welfare at the West Side
school this evening, at the social
given by the Parent-Teacher Asso
ciation of the West Side, at the
school building. All parents of West
Side pupils and others interested are
cordially invited to attend.
W. C. Smith vs. W. G. Smith, Wolf
creek water right.
Grants Pass, December 0.
I. K. Evans vs. Emma G. Robin
son, Galice water right.
Oriole Gold Mining Co. vs. H. L.
Lewis, Rocky gulch water right.
J. H. Tompkins vs. Isaac Vincent,
Rocky gulch water right.
Williams, November 4.
Bigelow vs. Topping, Williams
creek water right.
Bigelow1 vs. Heard, Williams creek
Ira F. Sparlin vs. M. Sargent, Pan
ther gulch water right.
C. M. Williams vs. O, H. Fields,
Williams creek water right.
Applegate, November 11.
Frank Mixter vs. Miles Agee, Car
berry fork water right.
Frank Mixter vs. W. C. Sparks,
Carberry fork water right.
All the hearings called for Grants
Pass will be held in the circuit court
room; those at Williams in the Wil
liams ball, and those at Applegate. in
Rose hall. '
ALL AIR RECORDS BKOKHN.
Frenchman at Times Reaches Two
Miles a Minute.
Chicago, Sept. 9. France today
won the world's aviation champion
ship. Jules Vedrlnes, champion of
France, driving a Deperdussin mono
plane, took from Americans the
James Gordon Bennett silver trophy
without a contest. . Not an American
aeroplane arose from the ground in
defense of the cup won by this coun
try from England last year.
DeLloyd Tnompson'the only Amer
ican aviator who had not withdrawn
from the race up to the last hour,
took a final glimpse at Vedrines' rec
ord and walked off the field.
Officials of the Aero Club of Amer
ica explained their concession of the
trophy to France at the outset by
saying that in point of speed this
country had not the ghost of a
Vedrines' time for completing the
124.8 miles over the 4V4-mile course
was 1:10:66.85. His average time
was 105.5 miles an hour. His only
competitors were two Frenchmen
Maurice Prevost, also In a Desperdus
sln, and Andre Frey in a llanrlot
monoplane, who quit after the twenty-third
Starting before any of his compet
itors were out, Vedrines sailed
around the course like a swallow on
the wing, attaining in some of the
laps almost two miles a minute, and
then rested in his hangar while the
American contestants withdrew.
J. E. KODGERS KILLED.
Southern Pacific Brakeman It Life
Near Corliam tast Week.
Rumors were rife among the rail
road boys last week that a brake
man had been killed near Coram, on
the "south end," but no confirmation
could be had for the rumor for some
days. The following telegram to the
Redding Searchlight gives the par
ticulars, the brakeman having been
comparatively little known here:
Coram. An unexplained accident
caused the death of Brakeman J. E.
Rodgers on an extra northbound
freight at about 3 o'clock Wednes
day morning between here and Ken
nett. Rodgers fell unoer his train,
ten cars passing over him and cut
ting off both legs near the trunk.
The train crew noticed that the
brakeman had disappeared. His
light went out suddenly and this
aroused suspicion that he had met
with an accident. An investigation
when the train was halted verified
the worst. Rodgers had been killed
without a chance for his life.
The deceased, aged 24, was exceed
ingly well liked by train men, his
personality being of the kind that
attracts. He leaves a bride a widow
in Dunsmuir, his home. She is in
the delicate condition that precedes
maternity, thus the blow will be
i doubly hard for her to bear.
A. M. Dick, deputy coroner, held
an inquest here this afternoon. The
death was found, as expected, to have
been accidental. '
The body will be shipped by the
Redding Undertaking Company to
Dunsmuir and from there it will be
sent to Nashville, Tenn., the former
home of Rodgers, for burial.
CLOSE 1912 REUNION
New Officer Fleeted by Old Soldiers
Next Convention City to lie
Ix) Angeles. The forty-sixth an
nual encampment of the Grand Army
of the Republic ended here tonight
with the election of officers. The
place of the next encampment will be
selected by the. executive council.
The new officers of the Grand Army
include: Commander-in-chief, Judge
B. Beers of Bridgeport, Conn.; senior
vice-commander, Henry Z. Osborne
of Los Angeles; junior vice-commander,
Americus Wheaton of Louisville;
chaplain, George Seward Lovejoy of
The Woman's Relief Corps named
the retiring president, Mrs. Cora M,
Davis of Union, Ore., delegate to the
Daughters of Veterans elected Mrs.
Nina Littlefield of Cambridge, Mass.,
KILLED AT BLUE I.KDGE.
J. !. Hall Met Death by l.g Sunday
Meagre reports have been received
here of the accidental death of J. D.
Harr, at his home near Blue Ledge,
on the Applegate. As near as can be
learned, he was crushed under a fall
ing or rolling log. Funeral services
will be held Tuesday afternoon at
Jacksonville, where interment will
Ling Case in Court.
The case of the State vs. Jim Ling
for assault with a deadly weapon
upon the person of Wo Lee, a Med
ford laundryman, was called Friday
morning In the circuit ourt with
B. F. Mulkey for the state and E. E.
Kelley for the defense.
The preliminary work of choosing
a jury proved a more formidable
task than was expected. A new
panel was drawn during the morning,
the box being filled shortly before
noon. The jury consists of T. Came
ron. J. I. Pelton. W. Kahler, J. M.
Williams, John T. Donegan, H. S.
Lynch, George McClain, N. Mitchell,
W. Von der Hellen, Carl Von der llel
len, Ed Dutton and G. H. . Wainsley.
The case promises to be one of the
hardest fought in many months in
the circcuit court. A score of China
men were on hand to watch proceed
ings. A large number of witnesses
were summoned by each side.
TO RE MIXED FOR SALT.
Central Oregon Lake to Supply
Portland, Ore. Summer and Al
bert lakes in central Oregon are to
be made to yield up the wealth of
salts in their waters. A Los Angeles
company with a very large capital
has secured a long lease on 88,000
acres about these lakes and is build
ing a refining plant for evaporating
the water. It Is estimated that not
less than 100,000 tons of products
will be secured annually.
List of letters remaining uncalled
for in the Ashland postoffice for the
week ending Sept. 14, 1912:
Ladies Mrs. Melissa Corbett, Mrs.
Mae Unburn, Mrs. Mina A. Sperapt.
Gentlemen The. Wm. Goderhain,
F. W. Potter, E. J. Shoemaker, Ben
These letters will be sent to the
dead-letter office Sept. 28, 1912,
if not called lor before. In calling for
the above, please say "advertised,"
giving date of list. A charge of one
cent will be made on delivery.
JOHN R. CASEY, P. M.
The White Domino, world's great
est detective story, in three reels,
Tuesday and Wednesday, at Dream
JACKSON COUNTY TO RK. REPRE
SENTED AT SALEM.
STATE TICKET TO BE PUT IN FIELD
Relegates Were Named! at Confer
ence Held in Medford Saturduy
Evening Plans Being Outlined
for Vigorous Campaign.
The time being so short to get a
progressive state ticket in the tield,
there could be little time given by
the county committee to the meeting
called for Saturday evening at Med
ford. However, there was an en
thusiastic gathering and five dele
gates were elected who were em
powered to select their own altern
ates. The delegation to Salem as select
ed by the meeting is as follows:
Bert R. Greer, Ashland.
Fred W. Mears, Medford.
Dr. H. F. Ratte, Medford.
A. C. AbraniB, Medford.
Clyde Payne, Ashland.
In addition to appointing dele
gates, the meeting listended to sev
eral interesting talks regarding the
plan or campaign, notably one from
Dr. Ratte, who was one of the men
attending the governors' conference
which induced Colonel Roosevelt to
take the field. F. W. Mears and
Professor Beveridge of Medford and
Bert R. Greer of Ashland were
among the speakers. Ashland had
a full delegation at the convention.
RACK FROM OHIO.
M. M. Sheldon Returned Last Week
From Visit to Old Home,
M. M. Sheldon, the well-known
contractor, returned last Thursday
evening from an extended visit to his
old home in Ohio. This was his first
visit to his mother in 32 years, and
it is needless to say that .it was
enjoyed very much, though it waa
marred by the death of his brother's
wife's sister, who was killed by a
train while he was there. The lady's
mother was also injured. The con
ductor of the tain was Mr. Sheldon's
cousin and a friend of the victims.
Mr. Sheldon states that the weath
er there was very rainy and stormy,
there being scarcely two sunshiny
days in succession while he waa
there. Crops, however, are immense,
not only in Ohio but other Mississippi
valley states, and he says he never
saw such corn in his lite as that in
He attended the Ohio State Fair
and was there the day that Taft was.
One of the exhibits that vied with the
president as an attraction was a steer
that weighed 3,360 pounds.
Mr. Sheldon states that the con
servative politicians of all three par
ties agreed that Roosevelt would pre
vent Taft from carrying the state,
but that the republicans and demo
crats believed Wilson would receive
the electoral vote of the common
wealth. Starts Fire With (Ml.
Mrs. A. D. Anderson was severely
burned in a fire which destroyed her
home in the Climax district eany
Friday morning. The blaze started
when she attempted to start a fire
in the kitchen stove by the use of
kerosene oil. Only her presence of
mind in smothering the flames which
enveloped her with a heavy blanket
saved her life. Seeing that the
flames were beyond control, she
rushed Into a bedroom and hurried
her two young children to u place of
safety. She succeeded in saving a
portion of the furniture.
Her husband was at Portland on
a short business trip. He has been
summoned by telegraph. Meanwhile
neighbors have made a home for her.
Meeting at Temple of Truth.
At the Temple of Truth tonight, A.
Scott Bledsoe of Kansas City, Mo.,
will lecture on Psychometry at S
o'clock. All welcome.
WOULD LYNCH MAN
Youths Put Rope Around Old Farm
er's Neck Fire Build
ings. Butte, Mont. Fifteen boys, rang
ing from 12 to 15 years of age, con
fessed recently in the juvenile court
that tliey attempted to lynch Joseph
Meyers, a chicken farmer, after hav
ing set fire to the Meyers home.
Mrs. Meyers testified that she and
her husband had been rendered des
titute by the depredations of the
boys. She said she and her husband,'
as they were returning home, had
come upon the boys as they were fir
ing the house. As her husband at
tempted to climb to the roof to ex
tinguish the flames, he was over
powered by the youngsters, who put
a rope around his neck and attempt
ed to lynch him.
Mrs. Meyers' screams brougl t as
sistance and the boys ran away. Thei
house was destroyed. The case was
continued one week until other boys
implicated in the confession can be
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