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Thursday, April 2, 18(4
Classified Advertisements
( Continued from Page Threat)
FOR SALE Buick automobile, $300.
Floy Dickey. 89-lmo.
Editor Declines
Senatorial Honors
(From Medford Sun of March 30.)
To the Medford Sun.
My Dear Mr. Kuhl: Allow nie to
thank you for the kind mention you
made of me as a suitable candidate
for state senator from Jackson coun
ty. It is indeed gratifying to feel
that a strong newspaper and so many
influential men in a neighboring city
look to me as worthy timber for such
a responsible and honorable place.
I am free to admit the prospect
strongly appeals to me, and since
reading your kind notice puting me
forward as an acceptable and possi
ble candidate, and since receiving
personal assurances of support from
so many of the business men of your
city, as well as my own, i have seri
ously considered entering the can
vass. I would hold it a very great
honor to be elected from Jackson
county to the state senate. Indeed,
it is a prospect which, it seems to
me, should appeal to any citizen am
bitious for the future of this county.
Hoped to Serve District.
It has always been my hope to be
of use to my community and I have
made from time to time what has
amounted to some personal sacrifice
in pursuit of enterprises for the ad
vancement of my locality, but what I
have attempted so far has been only
as a newspaper man and private citi
zen, never having been a candidate
for office, either elective or appoint
ive; nor have I ever privately aspired
to political preferment. There is a
grave responsibility attached to seek
ing and holding public office and it
would not appeal to me on any
ground other than that of material
good to be gained for the community
and a firm conviction that I might
prove the instrument through which
the most good could be accomplished.
Men Good for Something.
It is unfortunate for the country
that so many men aspire to office
with but motives of personal aggran
dizement and for private ends. I
shall never be one of those, for the
tinsel of distinction does not appeal
to me as such. The notion is becom- j
ing common that a public office is a 1
sacred trust that the power at
tached to it is but temporary and
representative, to be used by the In
cumbent in executing the public busi
ness to the best of his ability, with
out private design or political bun
combe. As that view broadens the
demand is increasing for higher pur-
posed men not only good men, but
men good for something and who
stand for definite principles. The
people no longer look upon public
offices as sinecures for good fellows.
There is need for hard and conscien
tious work, and only those who have
the ability, the disposition and capac
ity will hereafter be looked favor
ably upon as candidates for political
honors. That growing sentiment au
gers well for the future of our coun
try. Party rawiioa Subsiding.
Party passion Is subsiding and ere
long it will bare been entirely subor
dinated to that larger patriotism
through which, alone, wholesome gov
ernment can long endure under dem
ocratic form.
The people now groan under heavy
tax burdens. When they exercise
less partisan zeal and greater care
as to men and results, those now ad
ministering government recklessly
and extravagantly will be brought to
see that carelessness, corruption and
.waste will no longer be tolerated
and will mend their ways to save
their political necks, even though
they have no higher purpose in doing
it. Administration will prove juster
and our system will gain a firmer
bold on tbe people when It becomes
impractical for designing politiciani
to attempt to force favorable action
fa unfavorable legislation by crack
Ing the party whip.
PartiDMtilp Hurt Kfficlency,
An Independent, hfgh-mlnded cltl
tenohip, demanding service and econ
omy from its public men, will quickly
breed a generation of courageous, In
dependent, retiponslvo politicians.
Vltra partisanship and over-organization
Is fatal to economical govern
ment. Political organization has, Is
and always will bo most effective
when the spoils system Is rigidly en
forced, for spoils hold a political ma
chine together as nothing else can.
Private favoritism and spoils In pub
lic administration results In spolia
tion of the people.
So. you see, I am not ultra-partisan.
The greatest reason for my
never having been a candidate tor
political favor is that I have never
been ready to sacrifice that principle
in order to gain the support of a
party machine. ..
. ' Will Xot Be CawbSdate. ' v
This is but preliminary to saying
that I have decided not to become a
candidate for the state senate at this
time. I am now engaged in a work
that is considered of vast importance,
not only' to my own city but the
whole Rogue River Valley. The city
of Ashland is just now being trans
formed into a watering resort. Min
eral waters of unusual medicinal
worth are available and the natural
! environment is here to make it the
greatest health and home resort in
America. If this can be successfully
accomplished and tourists attracted
i here from, all parts of the country it
will be of vast material benefit to
the whole valley and to every city
in the valley. I have already as
sumed the responsibility of forward
ing this enterprise, having been en
gaged in' the work for the past six
months, and it will take more time
to complete it. I am quite sure,
therefore, that I can be of more ser
vice to the Rogue River Valley In
helping to establish this section of
the state as a tourist resort than I
could possibly hope to be in the sen
ate at this time, and I am convinced
that I cannot make a succesful po
litical canvass without neglecting
this important undertaking. There
fore, I am determined to sacrifice
political ambition in the interest of
this work.
Accept my appreciation of your
kind words, and through your paper
allow me to express thanks to those
business men in Medford, and those
throughout the valley, who by per
sonal assurance and correspondence
have offered me valuable support
should I decide to make a canvass for
state senator.
I am exceedingly grateful to the
Medford Sun for its kind offices in
my nenair. l nope i may prove
worthy of your confidence and be
able in tbe future, in a measure at
least, to reciprocate the kindness.
Yours for a greater Rogue River
Valley. BERT R. GREER.
Does Advertising
The Shasta grocery advertised soap
in the Tidings Monday. The copy
read '.'ten bars for B5 cents." An er
ror was made in the printed ad and
read "ten bars for 25 cents."
Since Monday they have been selling
some soap. The Tidings being re-
ponsible for the error, is paying the
difference, rather, than leave the re
flection on our advertiser that he ad-
ertises one price and asks another.
But the big point is that Ashland
people do read advertisements and
know a bargain when they see it.
The merchant who spends as much
ffort hunting bargains for his cus
tomer and spends what money the
in getting suitable quarters for his
family there last season and says the
bungalows built by the Conway Com
pany filled up as fast as completed.
The proposed apartment house
will stand at the corner of Sixth and
Central avenues and will thus be four
blocks from the waterfront on the
main retail street of the city. The
design i typically mission. The
structure will be thre stories high
with English basement. The exterior
will be finished in stucco with Span
ish tile cornice etcetera and will be
highly ornate. The cost approximates
$30,000 without the $10,000 lot. The
foundation is now being put in by
the Conway crew who are also en-
rade will justify in telling the peo-j gaged on other work there.
pie about it through the Tidings will t The apartment house will accom-
get the business.
In his address before the Boys' Vo
cational Club at the Elks' Temple last
Thursday night Dr. Withycombe of
Corvallis declared he had never ad
dressed a more numerous or attentive
gathering of boys on vocational top
ics. He predicted that the influence
of the club would not only be felt in
future years by a more sterling man
hood among the boys themselves but
that it would be reflected in no un
certain manner in the future citizen
ship of Southern Oregon through
higher ideals and fixity of purpose in
Specializing on his topic of Farm
ing and Dairying, he designated this
section as the best in Oregon for
dairying and referred to the days
wheu the Ashland Creamery was
started and tbe analyses of cream
showed the highest percentage of but
ter fat on record at that time. He
declares the farmers here are mak
ing their great mistake by selling
their products iu the form of grain
and hay thereby exhausting the fer
tllity of the soil and gaining but a
small return.
He argued for feeding the farm
crops to livestock as far as possible
returning the fertilizers to the soil
rather than bankrupting it The de
terioration of the soil will thus be
small and the returns for the live
stock and other products marketed
will be much greater. He gave illus
trations of various communities
which "prosperity has followed the
cow," and declared also that those
who raise hogs in Oregon "will wear
diamonds." Stock raising will go far
toward solving the cull fruit prob
lem and thus frequently pull tbe
orchardist out of the hole in an off
(Continued from Page One.)
John Kelly $4.00
Boots for Women
The California State Highway
Commission last Thursday announced
the preparation of bids for the con
struction of various links in the 270
miles of state highway between
Marysville and the Oregon state line.
The bids were to be in within thirty
days and construction work started
immediately. Among the contracts
was that between Hornbrook and the
Jackson county Oregon highway now
under construction.' The others were
links through Shasta, Tehama and
other Northern California counties.
The commission announced that the
work of building tbe California state
highway system was delayed one year
by the slowness in marketing the
J. W. Sweeney has a force of about
100 men at work on the contract for
the grading of the Jackson county
highway over the Siskiyous. They
are lined out in three main camps.
The cutting out of the right of way
is completed and the work of excavat
ing oegan at Barrons. The first cut
showed that hard rock was abundant.
Mr. Sweeney will this week receive
two carloads of mules and one car of
horses from his place near Portland,
after which he will increase his work-
ng force extensively and push the
work rapidly.
Mr. Sweeney will be one of the
bidders for the California state high
way contract from tbe state line to
Hornbrook, and as he is on the job
with his well-organized outfit will no
doubt be successful. Tbe bids will
be opened in about twenty days at
The camps and cutout right of way,
as well as the work of excavating, is
easily seen from the railroad and the
passengers take considerable interest
In knowing that this is a fine piece
of work Jackson county Is contribut
ing to the Pacific Highway, and the
usual comment upon tbe courage and
enterprise of Jackson county is- fre
quently heard from passengers
modate twenty-one families. The
plans show fifty-one rooms in addi
tion to the dressing rooms, private
halls and , twenty-one baths. Each
apartment is the equivalent of three
and five-room bungalows. Tbe build
ing is to be steam heated and bril
liantly electric lighted throughout
and equipped for gas cooking etc.
The steam heat will be produced by
the latest crude oil furnace similar
to that in Ashland's fine high school.
Domestic hot water service night and
day, and in fact everything in the
line of modern convenience will be
Everything that modern ingenuity
has thus far devised in the way of
built-in features will be found in this
splendid building. It will have the
Portal Disappearing Oscillating Wall
Beds whereby' your bed folds up
and disappears into the wall and the
section of wall turns on a pivot mid
way at top and bottom and your side
board enters the room and stands
where your bed was but a moment
The kitchenettes are a dream of
compactness and convenience about
the only thing that doesn't disappear
is the gas range. Cupboards and cool
ing closets are built into tbe walls.
Laundry trays are hid away under the
draining board. Tables, ironing
boards, bread boards, flour bins and
other household furniture generally
found in the kitchen are all out of
sight except when in use.
Mr. Conway has been closing up a
MANY women who once wore
lower price shoes have grown
into the habit of wearing four
dollar shoes, because they pro
vide superior comfort and satisfaction.
We have an especially complete as
sortment of "JOHN KELLY" shoes
in this grade. They are good shoes,
unusually handsome shoemaking. We
are proud of them.
We have
PATENT COLTSKIN, button boot,
cloth or dull top
DULL CALF, button boot, low heel,
English last
TAN KID, button, new top and toe,
'Hp :
and other top notch styles
i i X
I 1
"BABY DOLLS" the latest creation in shoes and pumps.
H. G. Eiders Soft
'Where You Do Better"
II 1 I M M 1 1 1 1 1414
number of deals here and at Yreka
California' and elsewhere and expects
to get busy at Marshfield within a
few weeks. He expects a great sea
son's work over there this year aside
from the building of the structure
above described. Among other pros
pects Is a $30,000 business block and
others contemplated nearby.
GRAM and Ashland Tidings one year,
J. F. Redner died in the soldiers'
home at Rosebnrg on the nineteenth.
He was a resident of Evans Valley
but for the past two years has been:
an invalid at the Ashland hospital.
Mr. Redner was born in Minnesota
and was aged sixty-six years and one
month at the time of his death. He
had been in the real estate busineBi
in Fargo North Dakota and also ed
ited a paper at Oregon City Oregon .
He served in a Minnesota regiment
during the Civil War.
Preliminary steps have been taken
by the Postofflce Department to per
feet its plan for reducing the cost of
living by having the parcel post carry
products of the farm directly to the
door of tbe consumer. This use of
the parcel post was tried out last
season by an Ashland man Prof. A,
C. Joy with good success.
Ten cities have been selected by
the government to try out the work
of establishing direct connection be
tween producer and consumer. Post
niaster-Oeneral Burleson having al
ready Issued an order permitting the
use of crates and boxes for butter
eggs, poultry, vegetables and fruit
shipped by parcel post. Orders wen
today to the postmasters at Boston
Atlanta. BL Louis. San Francisco.
Baltimore, Detroit, La Crosse Wis
consin, Lynn Massachusetts, Rock
Island Illinois and Washington, di
recting them to "receive the names
of persons who are willing to supply
farm products la retail quantities by
parcel post."
Printed lists of these names, show
ing kind and quantity of commodity
available, will be distributed among
town and city patrons.
"By the use or the lists, First As
sistant Postmaster-General Roper
said, "the city consumer will be able
to get in touch with a farmer who
will fill his weekly orders for butter,
eggs and other farm products. The
consumer will receive the produce
fresh from the country and the per
sonal relationship established will no
doubt tend, to Improve the quality.
Tbe farmer will be relieved of carry
ing his produce to market, an the
rural carrier will make dally collec
tions at the farmer' door of these
retail shipments to city consumers,"
A delightful surprise awaited the
return of James C. Ferguson, boiler
inspector at the Southern Pacific
round-house, udoh his return from
work on Tuesday evening last. Jim,
as he is familiarly known, reached his
forty-ninth birthday on March tblrty
firBt and his wife and children, aided
and abetted by neighbors and friends,
concluded to put rne over on Jim and
did it.
When he arrived home he found
the table spread and guests assem
bled to the number of twelve, all of
whom congratulated bim on his hav
ing arrived at a sensible age and
more especially on possessing so
charming a home and homemaker.
After the first surprise was over Jim
was bodily deposited in a luxurious
Morris chair, the present of his wife
and kiddies, and together with the
guests was privileged to listen to
some charming vocal and Instrumen
tal selections by Miss Bernlce Foster.
The call to the birthday dinner
soon came and merriment and feast
ing gave testimony to the bounteous
ness and excellency of the viands pro
vided by Mrs. Ferguson. After the
feast a social hour was enjoyed, dur
ing which Miss Foster, Mrs. Marble
and Mr. Ussher entertained.
About nine o'clock the hostess,
host and guests adjourned to the Odd
Fellows Hall, where the Rebekahs
were entertaining, and rounded out
a most delightful evening. Those
present at Mr. Ferguson's were Mr.
and Mrs. L. W. Marble, Mr. and Mrs.
O. O. Ogg. Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Tref
ren, J. M. Casebeer, Mrs. F. L. Foster
and Miss Bernice Foster.
Cold Hill Nowa: D. P. Blue re
turned during last week from a year's
absence spent at Honolulu, Hawaii,
came down from Ashland Saturday
and remained until Tuesday with lo
cal friends. His visit to the Rogue1
River Valley at this time Is occa
sioned by the arrangement of prop
erty Interests at Ashland, and he In
tends to return to the Islands within
a few weeks. Mrs. Blue and Verne,
the latter being a member of. tbe fao
ulty of lolanl school, will not return
for a Visit with friends In Southern
Oregon until next year, when they
plan to attend the Ban Francisco ex
position. Mr, Blue declares the Ha
waiian climate to be so uniformly
Ideal that the sameness soon palls,
and txlles from other climes seldom
remain longer than a few years.
Nevertheless, himself and family,
pleasantly and profitably employed,
have not yet determined to leave the
"land where it Is always afternoon."
and will remain there for a Dumber
of years, at least. .
With the Law
Printed Butter wrappers
ACCORDING to the i tiling of the Oregon
Dairy and Food Commission all dairy
butter sold or exposed for sale in this state
must be wrapped in butter paper upon which
is printed the words "Oregon Dairy Butter,
16 (or 32) ounces full weight," with the name
and address of the maker.
To enable patrons of the Tidings to easily
comply with this ruling this office has put in
a supply of the standard sizes of butter paper
and will print it in lots of 100 sheets and up
ward and deliver it by parcels post at the fol
lowing prices:
100 Sheets, IS or 32 ounces S1.35
250 Sheels, 16 or 32 ounces $1.85
500 Sheets, 16 or 32 ounces... $2.65
Send your orders to us by mail accompan
ied by the price of the paper and it will be
promptly forwarded' to you by parcel post,
prepaid. '
We use the best butter paper obtainable,
and our workmanship is of the best. Let us
have your order and you will not regret it.
Ashland Tidings

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