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'City Beautiful." Uelp the Women's Civic Improvement Club in its worthy work. 1 IDING ASHLAND THE UEAUTIFUJU depends largely niton the Proiier encooragement should) be stinted. VOL. XXXVIII ASHLAND. OREGON, MONDAY, MARCH 30, 1914 NUMBER SS Sam Hill Plans Diverting Tourists TWO WOMEN ANSWER CALL OF DEATH Aa the Willamette Valley counties have refused co-operation with Jack Kon county in building the Pacific Highway, and Hood River has re fused co-operation with Multnomah, Columbia and Clatsop in constructing the Columbia Highway, Sam llitl, fathpr of the good roads movement in the northwest, has figured out a plan for uniting the two road-build ing sections and leaving' the unpro gressive counties without the tourist traffic. "My plan is this," said Mr. Hill. "When the, 1913 tourists come to Jackson county over the Pacific High way, send them to Crater Lake, thence through central Oregon, over good natural roads to Biggs, where the state Is now building a fine grade. From Biggs I have agreed to operate a free ferry to Maryhill, across the Columbia. Hero there is a fine 'scenic highway to Stevenson. Beteween Stevenson, on the Wash ington Bide, and Cascade Locks, on the Oregon side, Amos Benson has agreed to build and operate another free ferry, which will land the tour ists on to the Columbia Highway. Thus the tourists will see the most r scenic parts of Oregon and be on good roads all the time." Mr. Hill is highly enthused over the road activity in Jackson county, visiting the scene of operations on the Central Point road with Highway Engineer Bowlby last Monday. Granite City Savings Bank to Become State Bank of Ashland formalities can be complied with, change its name to the State Uanli Mrs. E. B. Cox was burled last Friday in this city. She was a recent arrival in Ashland from Grants Pass, and her untimely taking off is deep ly mourned. Her new born survives to comfort the afflicted husband. Mrs. Cox was in her nineteenth year at the time of her death. Mrs. Elizabeth Long died Saturday anu ner oouy was uiiycn 'the bankin Long Beach for burial, sue was uoin in New York state seventy-two years ago and has resided in the valley tor uunai uhiik. uuu win iuu uuu i a number of years. - ' new location in a few days, in fact a I B00n as p0SSii)ie after the U. S. Na tional vacates. These quarters are commodious, well located, having been the location of the first bank in the1 city, and been continuously used for banking purposes ever since. It is finely equipped, having a large vault, with safe deposit boxes and all up-to-date banking conveniences. The Granite City Savings Bank, since its organization, has made us The Granite City Savings Bank its special feature the building up of will, as soon as the necessary legal I 't8 savings department. In the future. COLVIG CANDIDATE FOR COUNTY TREASURER Fred L. Colvig has announced his candidacy for county treasurer, sub ject to the voters in the republican primary in May. Mr. Colvig needs no introduction to Jackson county voters. Ho is a native of Oregon and the present recorder of this county. His public, service during the past is of Ashland. This bank has purchased j.tne bank, under its new name, will i l,nilL',oul appeal be is making for p. liimklnir house, fixtures and ihocnm,. on flrtiv- ,.nmn,.tilr,r fn,. mm. h,lll ,nlsl1"11 With the public funds while this department will be con Itinued and given the same care, at- i tention and consideration as before, 1 .... .... ... nf tlio i-nimiv in llin fntn-n ..t.... ,.p u t:..j k.. I iiipre :i miwiniittu nrwl wit i 1h, m-filml 1 .......... ... ...... ,,.i...v. t?illliJiii;ui. ui iiiu i..init'ii ciairn .ia- i ' -.- ....... ...v ....vi Preliminary Survey Line Completed Engineers from Smitb, Emery & Co. finished the preliminary surveys for the new mineral springs project Saturday night. They returned to San Francisco yesterday. This data will be compiled within the next thir ty days and the estimates of cost as certained. In the meantime the metal tests, which are under way to ascertain the kinds of pines required, to successfully carry the1 water, will be finished. So by May 1, or before, the estimates, etc., will (be at hand and the amount of bonds known. After that it will take sixty days more to submit the Issue to a vote. The engineers reported that it would be impossible to approximate the cost before the kinds of pipes are determined, as the cost would enter so largely into the transaction. The complete analysis of the waters will be at hand within a week and will be printed In the papers for the information of the public. Citizens will start tomorrow secur ing right of way contracts for the pipe lines. Prosperity Sure Says Pres. Sproule Declaring, with the promise of abundant crtps, the Pacific coast states should forge ahead and help to get prosperity started once more, President William Sproule of the Southern Pacific company has re turned from New York as optimistic as ever In regard to conditions in gen eral. Mr. Sproule's visit to New York was of no particular significance, it being a part of the natural routine of his work to be in the east at least twice a year. "Preparations for the suit to separate the Southern Pacific," said Sproule, "are being bandied here, rec ognizing the suit is not merely a ques tion for the railroad company, but one that touches to a very important degree the material prosperity of the Pacific coast states. We have a strong desire to co-operate fully with authorities who have shown so keen an interest in the suit and a desire to co-operate with the company. "As for travel, this year It Is dull because people everywhere are saving up to come to California next year for the exposition. Travel through out the east is dull, too." He was ni-PHtiiiH of its. lnrntlmi nn,1 it f i,. 1 -"""' ' "i.i.v Hinihwm iiui.ua uuu I new home will without a doubt con tinue to be a factor in the financial field of Ashland. The Granite City Savings Hank, ever since its organization, has been under the direct management of G. G. Eubanks, cashier, who will guide the idestinies of the new bank. He has proven the right man in the right place and has the confidence of the entire community. making the acquaintance of our residents. Sustains Validity of Grants Pass Bonds Drilling For v Artesian Soda The development committee are now drilling for artesian soda water at a point about six miles east of Ashland where the water experts In dicated as the best chance. The well Is now 105 feet down. At a depth of 102 feet a strong flow of soda and Oregon Wheat Yield a Bumper The states of Oregon, Washington and Idaho will produce a bumper crop jof wheat this year, and unless all signs fail, the yield will be a record- breaker. Experienced grain men pre dict an outturn of at least 70,000,000 bushels, of this cereal in the Pacific northwest. These views are based on the re markably fine condition of the winter wheat crop in the three states. From the date of planting to the present time, all conditions of climate, soli and moisture have been ideal. From every point in the northwest comes an uniform report of perfect growing weather and fine stand. The increase in acreage has been more extensive than expected, averag j ing perhaps close to 10 per cent throughout the entire territory. The northwest last year turned off a wheat crop of about 56,000,000 bushels. The record yield heretofore bas been 65,000,000 bushels. This year the three states will come up to this latter figure and without doubt will exceed it. Spring wheat sowing is now almost completed in all sections, and general conditions could not be better for this operation. Prospects for barley, oats, The test caRe involving the legality of the $200,000 bond issue of the city G. S. Butler is of Grants Pass for the building of the president and O. Winter vlce-presl- j municipal unit of the railroad to Wil dent of the institution. j dervillo was argued before Judge Cal- . ..... - L kins of the circuit court and a de- -j , j cision was rendered by the Judge sup- NO Idea 01 COSt l Porting the validity of the issue. The complaint made an attack Yet Ascertained upon the constitutionality of the issue, contending that the city could not issue bonds for the construction It is said to have been commonly :nr a rniiivv m,ti,io th limita f ho municipal corporation Appeal will at on be taken to the state supreme court, which it will rumored that the springs develop ment committee has given an esti mate of cost on piping in the pro posed springs at $200,000. This is ! reach early this week. As matters of an error. The development commit tee has made no suggestion as to the cost of the enterprise. . In the first such public Importance as this are usually given right of way in that body, it is expected that a decision O'Gara Succeeded by Aggie Man Members of the fruitgrowers' com mittee appointed by the muss- meet ing two weeks ago, of which F. II. Madden is chairman, met vitt Presi dent Kerr and Dean Corbaley of tli? Oregon Agricultural College Tfiurs- dny aiternoon ana discussed tin; mat ter of naming a pathologist to suc ceed Prof. P. J. O'Uara. Though no definite decision was reached, the proposition of the statu college was taken under advisement, and will probably be accepted, beiri' as follows:' If the county will pay $2,000 the college will pay the re mainder of the pathologist's salary, and approve the appointment of Path ologist Ballard, who was recommend ed by Prof. O'Gara, the college to m given the right to use experimental data, etc. Pathologist Ballard, with Prof. O'Gara, is considered oue of the gxnr. authorities on blight and other frn;'r. conditions, and is at present connect ed with the department of agricul ture. He took Prof. O'Gara's ptaco In the department. He also discov ered a spray solution that has been highly effective In, the eradication of blight. He is at present at Watsou ville, Cal., and is highly recommend ed. The final decision of the commit tee will be reached and announced this week. The county court will meet and take action at an early dat.'. within two or three weeks. place no approximate guess of the ;,,an be obtained from the higher court cost could b made until the kind of pipes necessary to carry the waters is ascertained. That will not bo known until the analysis is complet ed. The chemists are now subjecting M. W. A., Attention. Every member of Mahogany Camp, 63 C3, is expected to attend the the waters to metal tests and will be , funenu services of Neighbor Thomp- ready to report on the kind of pipes 801, at stock's undertaking parlors to be used in a few days. In theUuclilaj. at o p. ni. meantime the committee do not know . w a SCHWIMLEY V C whether the work will cost two thou- j H G HEDBERG, Clerk of Camp. sand dollars or two hundred thousand i dollars. ' As fast as authentic reports from Lthfj.'jhemlsts are received they will be made public through the paperH, as well as the estimates of the engineers. It is hoped no more discouraging ru mors will be circulated. The committee are using every The Mineral Springs Contracts Many persons have asked the coni mit'.ea the terms of the contracts for tha mineral springs. The hot sulphur spring located oit the Berkley place, just across the railroad at tho cast end of the Boule vard, was acquired by purchase. The prlco raid was $250. The spring; Special Train Of Oil Received gas was encountered and the water or&t,e and fruitg ot all kind3 are en rose to within ten feet of the surface. .,, OBti(.ra.r.I.v The water has been sent for analysis. ' The well is located near the line sep arating the Dodge and Tucker places. The experts think an artesian flow is likely to be obtained at a depth of from 175 to 200 feet. The drilling is getting very hard and the committee is undecided whether they will drill deeper, as the present well indicates a heavy flow of splendid soda. Market Day Sales Would Get Trade means they can think of to protect j refUKe. Cleanup day was generally ob served today and Ashland is now al most in the spotless city class. The city street department had several j wagons busy all day carrying off the interest of the city, and when the cost is ascertained no doubt it will be found satisfactory. The Medford Fruit Association re ceived a special train of seven cars of oil last Friday morning at 2 o'clock. The growers were afraid of frost and wired for a special train. The cold spell took them unawares and they were afraid of losing their entire fruit crop. The train left San Francisco at 5 o'clock Thursday even ing, arrived in Ashland, at 1:30, stayed here three and a half minutes, unloaded a car at Vorhies and arrived at Medford at 2 o'clock. This was" exceeding the regular Shasta limited") time from San Francisco. The Southern Pacific showed its perfect organization In the way In which the train was handled. While It was not so cold Friday night, if it had turned cold to a dangerous degree the fruit growers would have been prepared to save their crop. Notice to Odd Fellows. Ashland Lodge, No. 45, I. O. O. F., will confer the iniatory degree upon a class of candidates Thursday even ing, April 2, 1914. All members and visiting brothers requested to attend. WM. A. FLACKUS, N. G. B. R. STEVENS, Sec'y. Notice To Water Users Notice Is hereby given to all water Hsers on the high pipe lin4 that the water will hate to be turned off from the upper mains Monday bight, and you are hereby notified to store enough water to last two days In case of delay In repairing Said pipe line. Please tclL-wur neighbors. It E. R. HOSLBR, Stipt. PANGOLINS OF AFRICA. " Curious Anteaters That Train With tha Owl and Bats. II- Is perhaps just as well to know what a pangolin is. 'although oue Is not llkelv to uieet It outside of Africa or the London zoological gardens. The latter establishment hs one of these rare mammals and Is very proud of it. This specimen Is of the particular ly rare variety with Hie rather luele- tut dveu unfile f "while bellleu, The secretary of the Commercial Club has a letter from a man in Port land who has bad considerable ex perience in putting on market day sales in Kansas and Oklahoma and is inquiring about the possibility of putting one on here. At these sales livestock, implements, buggies, etc., are brought In and sold at a stated time and place and the owners pay a commission for the auctioneer and advertising. They are very success ful in the middle west. If you are interested in the propo sition drop in and see the secretary of the club. Mayor Johnson and Commissioner Fraley were highly elated by the ac tivity with which citizens generally l assisted in this work. However, there Make It "Ashland the Beautiful." iwero a f(w negligent ones and Chief i Porter and his assistants will follow ClPPfic Trt fl : up and see that these do not over- 9CCUO IU UU j look their premises. Utr Divral Dncf ! Tlle tity offic'ialrt arfi anxio,ls t0 Dj rdlVCl UOL i make Ashland beautiful, not only In , nnme but In fact, and in this ambi- .,.,, , ., ,. tion have the hearty support of the ithln less than a month alter the I , , . ' allied organizations throughout thei-""- ""-"- ""- northwest started a campaign for an AUTO CRASHED IXTO EElKiUKOX STORE extension of parcel post provisions, j the postmaster general has tssued an order that in future seeds, bulbs, cut tings, roots, scions and plants, in packages exceeding four ounces In weight, will be subject to parcel post zonal rates. In packages weighing four ounces or less a flat rate of one cent per ounce will apply. ASHLAND SPOTLESS CITY IVY CLEANUP f'ows Bixty gallons per minute and ia 90 degrees hot at bedrock. There was no money consideration paid for any other spring, each one being a conet for the present own er to have a perpetual surplus water right, the city to use it exclusively for public drinking purposes. Under the contracts the springs ar for the benefit of the city, witb it provision that if tho city fails to carry out its contract to pipe the water within ono year the contracts are void and the springs, together with all de velopment made by the comiinttee. revert to the present owners of tho land upon which the springs are lo cated. The contracts were made strictly for the city ot Ashland. Private per sons cannot hold the water by piping it In, or otherwise. SPRINGS DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE FROST WARMXCitf BY LOCAL PHONES RAINFALL SUNDAY Weather Reporter Louis Dodge has ;f lfViiO Tlnfrpr in t lt;u (iini.i u iiviiin aiwiaa !(- i ton that frost warnings for orchard Ists In this district may be hud b i calling central at the telephone of-; fice. Arrangements have been mnde J Aft,.r (.nleri examination of the by the government weather forecast-1 ut hia water field about the old and er whereby those who care to call thetnow llthiu sl inKH the mineral water In Large Volume telephone office each evening may I An auto, probably attracted by the Inducements offered by low prices of Ferguson's Bargain Store, crashed through the big plate glass window The. pangolin Is a sort of antenter, i Sunday morning. The car, belonging whose bodv is covered with scales. Al though It Is a mammal, a strsnger ssk- ed to mnke Hiroffbsnd dingnosls would certainly call it a lizard. The white licllied pnugolin trains with, the owl and huts and sleeps dur ing the daytime. When sleeping it Is rolled up Into an object about the size of n large croquet hall, and In this po sition owing to lis plating o? pointed scales, is slKMit a easy to attack or handle as a hedgehog. The sharp IHilnted scales give It somewhat the appearance ef an "'animated fir cone." Its natural food appear to, be white ants, but In cHptlvlty It thrives on chopped row meat and egg. It is r horenl and a wonderful cllmlier with its cluwed feet nnd prehensile tall. ' It seem to have no value' to the hu man race except u o curiosity, al though perhaps the unlives' in Africa eat It us tbe.v do most everything else that by eny stretch of the imagination can be called edible worms. atiU. lizards, snakes, etc.. ad nauseam.' New York Post ;' , The First National Bank and the United States National Bank will elose at 1 o'clock on Tuesday, March 31. as a convenience In.. connection I : Bound common aense wl.hout eb vlth consolidation and mowing.: qoenoe la brttef tbnn folly witb Out .' -..;:. 8Mt "l toff of tanguast.- : . to Mrs. Carlton,' was driven by her son, and had been left standing in front of the Oregon hotel. As the brake did not hold on the Incline, the car -followed its natural bent and started down the hill. The damage was slight except to the glass. Weather Reporter Louis Dodge re ports 0.64 inch rainfall for Saturday night and Sunday, and predictions for a continuation for several days. This I is the second rain of tho month, to taling less than an Inch in all. Rain fell generally over t'ic vuley and predictions are for more mois ture, which will be welcome news to the farmers and fruit growers, for the fields and orchards are dry to WAS (MM INCH J roroivo warnings throughout the night when frosts are expected. By this method tho fruit growers may bo resulted more readily and better pro tection given. CIGAR BOXES. Thara Is a Tramandoua Trada In Thaea Cdar Wood Racaptaclta. Cigar boxes niv a negligible quantity to the nverugo smoker who stands be fore u Ui silly dressed showcase and B. V, JOXE8 IS FRIEND OF ASHLAND B. F. Jones, candidate for congress In this district, "was In the city Fri day renewing old acquaintances. Mr. Jones was a member of the legisla ture1 during the fight for the reten tion of teh normal school and made many friends In Ashland by his stand. He is making an active campaign, and while his district is exeremely difficult to cover, he la making a fly ing trip In an effort to get around before thftuMay, primaries. , ; r4- The eountry clubs will soon open for the 'pOTpofte ..of , holding tango dances weekly , through tha summer. i.( i the point of dustiness. It has been j cent straight- or a "three the driest March In six yenrs, and there Is a rainfall 'deficiency since last September.-. OltfreHldonts are Is suing warnings of a wet April, full of drenching showers. . NEW WATER PIPES BEING CONNECTED Water Commissioner Earl Hosier hail a large force of men at work on the now pipe connections and Is "pro gressing fine. The water was shut off In certain portions of the city last week, and as the connections needed overhauling it will be necessary to shut the water off again tonight and Tuesday. When this connection Is completed the Increased facilities will greatly benefit water users. - Phone No. I when- In need of Job pllntlig. Work? and prlcei ife rfght. for a quarter." Few of ercn the most inveterate smokcra ever stop to think of the number of these boxes used la the United States during a year, or from where they come. Thirty millions is the total number of boxes supplied to clgur manufactur ers In the United Suites. Many mil lions more enter the country tilled with foreign rolled cigars from Cuba. Porto Rico and the Philippines. Manufactur ers declare thot the boxes made from Spanish cedar, a wood which Is rnrely seen outside of Cuba. Is the best for packing the seductive weed. Various woods have been tried, but whorevor used connoisseurs hure pro tested that even the finest of cigars were spoiled by puttlug them In boxes mndo from other wood tha a Spanish rodsr. This wood always retains, the flavor of a good cigar, and tome assert that It greatly Improves the flavor. The reason given Is that the Spanish wdar growa only in lhat soil, which produces the finest .quality of -what 1 tuowft at ITavana tobacco. Wasblo. ton Star . experts give It ns their opinion that, large volumes of fine lithiu water can be developed. They say tho Indica tions point strongly to an artesian flow If well were drilled. YELLOW STONE LECTURE FOR THE PUPILS Arrangements have been mad with Mr. Wright to give his lecture on Yellowstoue Park tomorrow at the" close of school in the Dreamland Theatre for all pupils of the grade. An admission of 10 cents will ? churged, merely to meet expenses. It Tango Club Party On Thursday, March 2, the Tungi Club will give their opening party lit Memorial hall. During the evening Miss Ireland and Mr. Sawyer will giro a demonstration In tho form of public instruction of the hosltutioii watte Spanish waltz, one-step, tango and the other dances of today. The object of ho club Is to Intro duce into Ashland society the new dances. , Everyone cordially Invited. It Theorists who contend that news paper accouats .are responsible for series of crlifipa of similar character might explain how conflagration come in bunches.