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Ashland, Ore., Thursday, May 13, '15
THE LIFE OF A MOVING PICTURE
There is a widespread and growing
impression among young people who
see moving pictures, that there is a
wide and easy opening door to for
tune as a motion picture actor.
John Bunny, said to be the most
popular screen comedian in the world1
was a few years ago playing a small
part in "Way Down East." He
thought he could make good in mo
tion picture acts, tried it out, and to
day his face is familiar to every mov
ing picture fan. The big money he
and others have been getting looks
easy to a good many people. The
death of Mr. Bunny gave publicity to
his very remarkable career which
may start a good many ambitious
young people along the track he trav
eled with such marvelous success.
The spectator imagines that most
of the films were taken in comfort
able steam-heated studios, where
there are no greater hardships than
the voice of an active stage manager.
Actually a great many of them, are
taken in conditions closely approxi
mating the tragic and perilous condi
tions they are intended to 'portray.
An actor was drowned not long
ago while trying to enact a rescue in
a real river. Many of the fire and
railroad scenes must involve a good
deal of peril to the players. So many
of the plays are laid in wild life that
taking these pictures is no affair of
the flats around New York. There
must be many rough and arduous
Jaunts over rough country.
A moving picture actor needs to be
a very versatile person. Not merely
must be be very clever in the almost
forgotten art of pantomime, but he
should be able to dance, swim, run
an automobile ( aviation experience
highly desirable), ride a bucking
broncho, handle firearms, fence and
prize fight, and so on. The work
may not involve the steadily grinding
physical strain of the actor who trav
els about the country to one-night
stands, yet there must be many exi
gencies where the actor's hard bed iu
6ome remote country hotel would
look very good. The persons who are
envying the Beemingly easy success of
Mr. Bunny and others need not think
it is any so-called "snap."
"THE KQVIRREL CAGE.'
In the year 1913 the state of Penn
sylvania, tired of seeing her principal
natural resource, anthracite coal,
making its owners rich, while the
state got nothing, Imposed a tax of
2V4 per cent on the value of hard
roal at the mines, or 10 cents a ton,
half of which tax was to be returned
to the county in which the coal was
The state auditor figured that the
statute would bring In between $4,
000,000 and f 3,000, 000 per annum in
revenue to the state. But so far the
companies have not paid a cent. They
simply started litigation In the courts,
charging that the tax is "unconstitu
tional." In the. meantime, however,
they raised the price of anthracite 25
cents a ton extra, to "defray the addi
tional cost of meeting the statute's
provisions," and thus have collected
about $18,000,000 more from con
sumers, while they owe the state $7,
000,000 In taxes.
Even if the state eventually gets
that $1,000,000, how Is the country
better off? If it costs the consumer
$18,000,000 to let Pennsylvania col
lect $7,000,000, where will the thing
Most people seem to think It
mighty strange that the boys persist
In playing ball In the back yards,
when they could find excellent
grounds by walking out three miles
and a half.
Phone Job orden to the Tidings.
Why Not Stop
The Check Raiser?
Twenty-three million dollars known
loss through bad checks in a year.
Millions more never reported. Loss
es all borne by signers of checks.
Banks not responsible for raised
amounts. Only one method of pro
Ten years ago there were more
burglaries than forgeries. Three
years later the forgeries crept up to
double the number of burglaries. A
year after that, forgeries had multi
plied until they were four times as
numerous as burglaries, and In 1910
forgery and check-raising had Jumped
to seven times the number of bur
glaries. Reports to the Bankers' As
sociation for 1913 show about twenty
forgery and check-raising cases to
every crime of violence such as bur
glary, safe blowing, ett These are
only the reported cases, mind you!
Most cases of check-raising are never
reported. This is because few busi
ness men care to have it known that
a check of theirs has been raised.
Making public such loss may embar
rass a business man, hurt his credit,
Involve his relatives, and hold him
up to ridicule for neglecting such ob
viously necessary protection as that
for bis bank balance and credit
In spite of the importance of check
protection and risk run through lack
of it, however business men who are
otherwise most intelligent and far
sighted are prone to neglect this most
important of matters, some say, "My
checks go only to responsible people,"
forgetting that this is equally true of
everyone's checks. Who would know
ingly send his check to an Irresponsi
ble person? Yet check raisers eet
millions of dollars a year. What
does this mean? Only that between
the signer of any check and the re
sponsible person or concern to whom
it is supposed to go, the opportunities
for- the check raiser are many and
Every year a small army of Dostal
employes are discharged for dishon
esty stealing money and checks
from the mails. Newspapers tell
every day of mail-box robberies bv
sneak thieves. Employes of the "re
sponsible people" often ko astrav.
They handle, credit, check and de
posit moneys received for their em
ployers and temptation proves too
much for them. So. you see. thi.ro
are literally hundreds of opportuni
ties for the check raiser to get your
checks between the time they leave
your hands and when they come back
to you from the bank, marked
Another excuse you may give for
failure to employ proper check pro
tection is. "I write only a few
checks," or "My checks are small."
This Is not even an excuse. The rais
ing of a single check might wipe out
your entire bank balance or over
draw your account. Do wise business
men wait for fire? Don't tbey insure
against fire in advance and then hope
fire may never visit them? Yet the
raising of a single check (and check
raisers invariable select the small
one) may prove more disastrous than
We hear It said, "The banks will
stand the loss." If you really believe
this, your information is very imper
fect, for, as a matter of fact, banks
do not stand such losses, nor are they
required to, since, in most cases.
check raisers do not leave any trace
of their work by which the alteration
could be proven In court.
Check raisers deal in genuine sig
natures as their stock in trade. They
only raise the amount. of the check
and leave your signature as you
wrote It. This is part of the subtlety
of the check raiser's method of steal
ing. Again, you may feel that it isn't
necessary to protect your checks be
cause you have heard of "very few
checks raised 'round here." Of
course not! If you had a check
raised, would you tell of it? Would
you want it known? Are your neigh
bors likely to tell you, if a check of
theirs had been raised? Detective
and police reports show that checks
are constantly being raised In all
parts of the United States. No com
munity is exempt. One locality Is not
any safer than another. The check
raiser Is busy all the time and every
where. You may be the next to suf
fer. Who can tell? Who really
The most foolish excuse of all
however, Is that man who says, "I'll
take a chance." He Insures his life,
his health, his borne, his business and
all his other belongings. He Insures
against loss by fire, by flood, by acci
dent, by burglary and by dozens of
other possibilities and then lets one
of his most precious possessions his
bank signature go unprotected.
For, without effectual protection,
any check In the bands of an expert
check-raiser, la no better than a check
Igned In blank.
Any check can be raised at will
the amount can be wiped out and
changed to whatever sum is best suit
ed to the check-raiser's purpose and
your signature your genuine signa
ture which your bank will recognize
is all that is left intact. ..
The check-raiser leaves your sig
nature and your bank must honor It
for perhaps all you are worth.
You may think you write your
checks so they cannot be altered. If
so, you should see some of the "ex
hibits" in the famous detective bu
reaiis of this country.
These "exhibits" show how any
check may be raised. One word and
a figure altered and your bank bal
ance may be lost by fifty, a hundred
or a thousand dollars.
It all depends upon the "nerve"
of the check raiser and what money
you have In the bank or the excel
lence of your credit. If the check
raiser is after big money, he'll be
willing to take big risks. Then he
may require the aid of 25 cents'
worth of acid the kind anyone may
get at any stationery store.
With this, your check can be made
blank. A new date may be written
in. The check may be made "to
bearer" and the amount all you are
worth at the bank your entire
balance "with as much additional as
your credit will stand on over-draft
and all over the genuine signature
you wrote yourself.
There is one method that has
never been beaten by the check-raisers.
Check-raisers are stooped
effectually by the protection which,
in writing the actual amount, shreds
the paper, and into the shreds forces
indelible ink in 6uch away that any
attempt to alter the amount destroys
Protectograph Check Writer.
the check. This method and this
method alone furnishes real pro-.
tectlon for your checks.
It is the only protection recognized
by those In position to know best the
need of check protection those who,
without check protection, would risk
large amounts. The United States
government, the American banks, in
surance companies, railroads and
careful men in large and small busi
ness use the Protectograph. .
Remember, the Todd Protecto
graph System of check protection has
never been beaten. It prevents a
loss. With- this form of assurance
you insure not only the dollars but
the peace of mind of everyone con
cerned, the banker as well as the de
positor, and you make it certain that
losses will not fall" on either party
through any check protected with the
Protectograph "System. .
Better be safe than sorry.
R. E. OLIVER. Rep.,
Hotel Oregon, Ashland, Ore.
Jurymen For Spring
The work of selecting the spring
Jury is completed. The grand Jury
has also been selected and will go
into session May 17. There are three
men In Jail now awaiting the action
of the grand Jury. But all indica
tions point toward a short session as
the civil docket Is fairly small.
The grand Jury will be composed
of Oris Crawford, foreman; Ed
Helms, J. E. McDonald, E. D, Wol
verton, Peter Barneburg. C. R.
Moore and Lloyd Houston.
The petit Jury Is as follows:
Benjamin C. Sheldon, Medford.
E. E. Meyers, Lake Creek, farmer.
W. H. Stewart, Medford, retired.
T. E. S:antlin, Sr., Medford, farmer.
C. S. Drake, Meadows, farmer.
Robert Moore, Gold Hill, merchant
Dan D.-Duff, Medford, farmer.
S. S. Abbott, Ashland, farmer.
George Putnam, Medford, editor.
F. K. Deuel, Medford, merchant.
Wallace Galbraith, Wimer, farmer.
T. E. Daniels, Medford, merchant.
William Hlllts, Wlnier. farmer.
H. S. Lynch, Talent, farmer.
C. E. Clark. Central Point, farmer.
M. S. Farnham, Ashland, orchard-
Oscar E. Blacklngton, Gold Hill,
Clifton Smith, Rogue River, farm-
'"" T T 1 T I f II 1 1 1 1 1 1 j f j 1 1 1 9
I The Oldest National Bank in Jackson County f
ii Member Federal Reserve System
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
Capital and Surplus $120,000.00
City of Ashland County of Jackson State of Oregon t
United States of America .
Mimiiuiiiiiiiii m.m.m . . t tt 1 1 1 1 g m 1 1 m n nt
A. E. Hall, Griffin Creek, rancher.
A. S. Klelnhammer, Buncom, farm-
C. E. Wolverton, Ashland, farmer.
F. B.-Oatman. Talent, farmer.
W. A. Van Goethen. Wimer, farm
r. Charles Buck, Watkins, farmer.
Corbin Edgell, Eagle Point, farm
F. L. Barlow, Eagle Point, farmer.
L. W. Smith, Gold Hill, banker.
J. R. Robinson, Talent, farmer.
Edward Foster, Beagle, farmer.
Frank R. Myers, Rogue River,
J. F. Ditsworth, Jr., Derby, farmer.
Phone news Items to the Tidings.
For Your Child's Cocgh
use Schlffmann'8 Concentrated Ex
pectorant. Positively contains no
narcotics and perfectly harmless.
Eases the most stubborn Cough
promptly, and McNair Bros., Drug
gists, refund money if not found the
has just the rieht ' 'body '
body enough to keep the
metal surfaces apart but n'ot
to be a drag on
the power light
enough to reach
the nlares nhrri
(he Spaniard Oil or Mo-far Cars needed and
quickly. And it
maintains body at cylinder heat
The Ford appeals to the prospective buyer of
a motor ear on the basis of its proven practi
cal value, both for pleasure and business, to
say nothing of "Ford After Buying Service"
to Ford owners.
A car of general utility, it meets the demands
of everybody in service is low in price and
cheap in operation and upkeep less than two
cents a mile.
Retail buyers of new Ford cars from August 1st, 1914,
to August 1st, 1915, to share In profits. Ask us ior
Runabout $440; Touring Car $490; Town Car $690;
Coupelet $750; Sedan $975, f. o. b. Detroit, fully
On display and toale at F. L. Camps' Ford Garage.
CLEANLINESS, PERSONAL ATTENTION AND COURTESY
COMBINED TO MAKE THE
Eagle Meat Market Popular
" Inspect our market, and your confidence wjll he behind the
pleasure of eating our meats. The knowledge of cleanliness and
a sanitary workshop will aid your digestion.
84 N IMa L. SGHWEIN
The Home Circle
Thoughts from the Editorial Pen
And, assuredly, no thoughtful man
ever came to the end of his life and
had time and a little space of calm
from which to look back upon it. who
did not know and acknowledge that it
was what he had done unselfishly
and for others, and nothing else, that
satisfied him in the retrospect and
made him feel that he had played the
man." From an old college lecture
by Woodrow Wilson.
True, but why retrospection at the
end of life? Life Is composed of
days, the doings by day, and a long
life means forgetfulness of the ma
jority of the doings. Why not retro
spection at the end of every day?
When a thoughtful man puts, his
head on his pillow at night, there are
two men there the man as be was
during the lay, and the man as he
ought to have been. ' The lattle stud
ies the former. What unfair things
done toward others? What good
things done "for others? Have the
day's doings shown retrogression,
standstill or progress? Upon answer
to these self-imposed questions de
pends character the formation of
character. The end of life means the
end of possibility. The end of a day
may mean a better next day.
One of the finest habits Is retro
spection not retrospection after the
house is builjt but as each brick is
land, each nail driven.
Men like Rockefeller and Carnegie
enjoy a certain "little space of calm"
at the end of their lives and engage
In retrospection. How they struggle
to make restitution! How they now
try to make amends for selfishness!
But they did not look within as the
days went by. One was like another,
ful lof greed, full of toil and worry
for self, empty of desire to do things
unselfishly and for others. Their re
trospection in their last span of life
prods them to restore and to do Jus
tice It cannot be done even their
expiring efforts to do for others are
too late and abortive. One day. with
its greed and selfishness, rushed after
another. Retrospection was deferred.
In their "little space of calm from
which to look back" there looms ur
a mountain of millions o: dollars, an
the hate, of millions. '
When we come to the end of life.
what else other than what we've done
for others Is there to look II non ?
Those deeds live in others after we?
are dust. All that we did for our
selves dies with us-' Those who close
their eyes each night with knowledge
of some good thing done for others
rejoice and are unafraid when cornea
the little space of calm at the end.
The Horse Shoe
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lust as important as the fitting of a
shoe to your foot. There are oo
many horse;, limping around from the
effects of Improper shoeing. Save
your horse needless pain and also
save money by patronizing us.
A. L. LAMB
Corner First Ave. and C St.
Successor to W. W. Wilson.
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