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rAGM two AshUxo weekly wdings 1. it..,. ASHLAND WEEKLY TIDINGS Established 1871 Published Every Wednesday by THE ASHLAND PRINTING COMPANY ERT R. CHEER. OFFICIAL CITY AND TELEPHONE 39 BIBSCRIPTIOX One Year Six Months . . . Three Months Outside of the One Year .. Six Months ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertisements, per column Inch, each Issue, I6c, Local Readers, the line of six words, 10c. ... Classified Column, le the word, each time. ,.. Legal Notices, S 1-8 cents the line, each time. Card of Thanks. 11.00. f Obituaries, 2 cents the line of six words. :. Fraternal orders and societies charging regular Initiation fees and dues, regular rates. Religious and benevolent societies will be charged for all advertising when an admission or collection Is taken, at the regular advertising rate. The Tidings has a larger circulation in Ashland and Its trade territory ' than all other newspapers combined. ' Entered at the Ashland. Oregon JPosjofttcesjecond class mallmatter. " WHAT ABOUT PARK COXCES- ' 8IOX8. ., , Some two months ago Mr. Greer, In m. letter to the park board sug t, gested that it would be a good In w'i.Conje proposition for the park, and would relieve a necessity in the city for quarters to accommodate sum mer sojourners, to establish a tent . city on the old Chautauqua grounds in the park. He proposed, It the , ' park board did not see its way clear to .make the Investment, he would pay the park commission fifteen hun dred dollars for a five-year conces sion to establish not to exceed two hundred tents, agreeing to keep up ' the grounds about themplpe water and gas to each tent and to arrange ' the' tents and grounds artistically at ' his. own expense. After consideration the park board decided that under the charter pro- '' : vision not giving the park board 'power to "sell or lease" park prop h ertv the concession could ' (ranted. ' ' ' We think the park board should ' install the enterprise rather than sell v' a' concession. It could be made to 4 pay live thousand dollars per year ' - profit in five years. But will they ' do it? ' f As to concessions In the park. 1 What difference is there in selling a - concess.on lor urn,. -71 (lgure that Warner-g team will not . months, or five years? We think , . f the- park board can se 1 any kind 01 o( Sutherlftnd( Sle8, ' a concession under the law. It can sell , gta Hemm - the tent concession If not. then no eleven ghoud ... concessions should be allowed I .the park.' In order to get any sort of! .! concession and amusements that cost ; considerable money to will be necessary to sell reasonably M THE SUNNY SOUTH long time concessions. Either that' From Atlanta, Oa.. comes the fol or the park board will need to con- lln: struct them with park funds. To Snakes are pot climbing trees, and push our resort features necessity . alligators have cut out jig dancing ' j- j(i... in this drybone section, but here t '. . . i J tk.au aemauus mni. w;cuijiuiwwnvuB amusements be supplied for the com- fort and entertainment of visitors. It "appears a short sighted policy to '' neither supply them or grant con- " cessions to others willing to supply ' ' them ' After looking somewhat Into the; law we are satisfied that the park ' board is not estopped from granting uch a concession. However, the ' matter should have a binding decls ' Ion In the interest of the further de velopment of the city along resort lines. It should be taken Into ' - court and settled, lor if such conces sions are not legal then Fourth of " July' concessions are not legal. The matter should be taken Into court and ' the' power determined or the law should be changed. 'Ashland must not be hampered In- her' forward movement by such technicalities. , -' DANGER OF HIGH VOLTAGE WIRES The Free camp ground sign at the Junction of Main and the Plata was removed yesterday because the pole was decayed and tear was enter tained that the sign might pull it over where pedestrians would come in contact with the high voltage electric wires carried on it. It Is a mistake In a city, to carry high wire on poles anyway. Where pop ulation is congested all high voltage wire should be carried In conduits underneath the ground. To make the change would prove expensive but not more so than the damages resulting from the electrocution of one or more citizens. It is a matter 'well worth Tendering. SHOWS REAL PROSPERITY Ashland bank statement Just Is sued Is indicative of the forward movement of the city along all lines. The 'deposits of all of them is larg est in the history of the several In stitutions. Ashland Is not booming but she Is enjoying real and solid 'prosperity. She has started devel oping along her lines of least resist ance and her effort are bringing results. Her advancement now Is apparent enough ao that her most pessimistic citizen must acknowledge it, to himself at least. That means that our. average citizen will gain confidence In our future, all of which pmounts to a vast sum In putting a city forward. For our part w think 'rents and' real estate are too cheap in Ashland. Had we on hundred .tjguwml dollar or more tor livest- .Editor COUNTY PAPER RATES BY MAIL .12.00 . 1.15 . .76 .Ii.tx . 1.44 Vnlted States ment we would chuck it Into Ash land real estate at the present prices, feeling assured that twelve months would bring us a fine prom Because we have confidence enough to Invest If we had the cash, we feel that to advise Investment to those who have Is the greatest favor we can offer. Buy Ashland real estate. It Is going to get better fast. WEST VIRGINIA HAS STRONG '19 ELEVEN (Special to The Tidings) MORGANTOWN. W. Va. Twenty seven regulars of the West Virginia university football squad went Into training September 8. The squad Is comprised of 15 players from the 1817 aggregation, three from the 1916 squad, most of last year's play ers and a gang of promising new grldders. Tha win nil which will fight for positions on the '19 team is composed of Captain Kodgers, King, Lent, I Lewis, Bailey, Hager, Brooks, Har- rick, Ice, McCue, Emswener, miiis.i Weimer, Knight, Dorsey, Webster, Hite, Kay, Martin, Mullan, Setron.l Clubs and societies are slow start Bell. Klger, Dawson, Hill, Davis and; ng this year. As a usual thing Parker. The hope of the "mountain college" this season is to be at the University of Pittsburg in the big game of the season on Forbes Field, Oct. 11. They - evidence of warmer weather Influ- "nee on the weather leporter of tho Mason City Globe Garette: , Seven years ago a farmer living . weit of this city hung his vort on fence In the barnyard. A calf chewed up a pocxei or me garment in wnicn was a aianaara goia watch. Last week the animal, a staid old milch cow, was butchered for beef, and the timepiece was touqd in h a position betwen the lungB of the cow that the respiration the closing In and the tilling of the lungs kept the stemwinder wound up, 'and the watch bad lost but tour minue lu seven years. The Increase In the number of pupils entering the public schools at the opening of the year last week I a good crlterfon of how our city grow. At the end of seven days of school this year, September 16, Superintendent O. A. Briscoe made a report of the number of pupils In the schools, which shows a total of 903. pupils, and is a gain over that of last year's report made October 4, after school had been In session twelve days. The report for the two years is aR follows: ' 1918 1919 Hawthorne 274 .297 Junior High 408 426 Senior High ...... A.. 183 180 Total 863 903 This year' enrollment so far lacks three of being as high a last year. This Is due to the fact that few of the older boys have given up their excellent Jobs to enter school, but Superintendent Briscoe makes the statement that by next Monday this school will In all probability bavo an enrollment of 200. From the first of September to the 18th, 29 new subscribers havn taken out cards at the public library. This Is an indication that Ashland is growing as these are practically all newcomers who have lately located here. Beside this 29 there are a number of transients who got books at the library who are not entered as regular subscriber. One of tbe latter came Into the library a day or ao ago and stated that she had not realized that pleasure ws in store for ber before. She si:1 1 she had been so taken up with' Ashland and the park that she had nut taken the time to look up a library, but was fully appreciative of it advan tage, VOGUE FOR RICH MILLINERY What with velvet, cloth of gold and liver, ostrich feathers, rich embroid eries, ornaments and new, durable looking flowers, millinery for winter 1 rich beyond the dreams of splendor loving women. The Social Realm mitHiMiiiiiiiiiiiM'""''"""""""" THURSDAY'S NEWS M. E. Sociul Aid The first social aid meeting of the Methodist church was held at the home of Mrs. James Barrett, 44 Church street, yesterday afternoon. This was principally a business meet ing, and officers were elected, plans made for the coming year's work and nil the details arranged for the sea The following officers will serve this year; President, Mrs. George Carey; vice-president, Mrs. James Barrett; secretary, Mrs. A. A. Marske; treasurer, Mrs. W. D. Hod- klnson. A large attendance was pres ent at this first meeting, and pros pects look favorable to a pleasant fld profitable year in church social work. . . ' ... Missionary Society Started ' fnnnHnna dm In fill! Hwillff llV the middle of September, but appar ently the housewives of the city are too busy with fruit preparing for the 1 winter that they are not taking much Interest in society events at pres ent. These will no doubt start more actively at the opening of the com ing month. Starting yesterday the Women's Missionary society of the Presbyterian church held its first meeting of the the year in the church parlors', beginning at 2:30 o'clock. The topics .for the day were Indians for the home study and India for the foreign. The former was discussed by Mrs. James Rucld while the lead er for the , latter being absent the topic was given a general discussion. Mrs. Warner of Medford, Presby- terlal president, was present and re viewed the Synodical session held in Eugene some time ago. Tea was served and a social period followed. Among the visitors at the meeting were several of the new teachers. FRIDAY'S NEWS Ex-Servlce Men Dine Mrs. Bingham assisted by Miss Pygall entertained at dinner Wednes day evening a small party of former service men who expect to leave for school soon. The table was prettily decorated with La France roBes and heartsease. The dinner, which was strictly stag, was thoroughly en Joyed. Those present were Ward Hammond, Meredith Beaver, Verne Blue, Oscar Silver and Harry Silver. " Auxiliary Club Starts The ladles of the Auxiliary club will hold a special meeting at Auxil iary hall Monday evening, Septem- ber 22. All members are requested to be present as work for the winter will be discussed and classes formed. Hostesses for the evening will be Mrs. O. A. Paulserud, Mrs. H. 6. En ders, Jr., Mrs. W. H. McNair. Ashland Girl Wedded Miss Agnes Danford. a well known Ashland woman, who has taught school in the Indian schools of Alas ka for the past eight years, was re cently married to John L. Sullivan, a business man of Alaska, according to news that has reached this section. For the past year the bride has been teaching on the Aleutian Island In the Bering sea. College Women's Club The College Women' club of the Rogue River valley will meet with Mrs. C. C. McCurdy of 1514 West Main street, Medford, Saturday, Sep tember 20, at 2:30 p. m. This Is the first meeting of the year and Mrs. E. N. Warner will be program leader. All college women In the valley are entitled to membership, SATURDAY'S NEWS Civic Club Will Start The Civic Improvement club will open the year after the summer va cation Tuesday, September SO. Tbe opening meeting will take the form of a luncheon at the Hotel Austin at 1 o'clock p. m., on that date, to be followed by a business meeting In the hotel parlors. This event will be r get together meeting to be en joyed by all the members and those Interested in civic work, and will be held oa the last Tuesday In the month Instead of the fourth Tuesda). which la the regular meeting day. Teachers' Picnic The corps of teachers from the Senior High school entertained the teacher from the other sAoli with a plcnle in tb park last evening. A fin teed of which hot Hamburger sandwiches was the leading feature was served, and a pleasant informal evening was spent among the instruc tors who took this time to become better acquainted with one another. Band Concert A goodly company turned out last night to the band concert held In Llthla park last night. The evening was one of the most delightful of the season and the music rendered appealed to the popular tastes of thej sssemblage. . . Successful Conference The conference held in the Pres byterian church last evening of the officers and teachers of the Sunday school was a very successful event, upwards of twenty-one being In at-' tendance. A fine supper was served In the church parlors preceding the conference. Revs. J. W. Hoyt and C. F. Koehler discussed the various topics of Interest to the assembly, which were attended with Interest by the audience. Teddy, Jr., was met at the Ash land station yesterday evening by representatives of the Ashland Post, American Legion, and after a brief hand-shake with the consid erable crowd which had gathered to see the famous ex-president's fight ing son, was taken to Medford where he spoke for a few minutes to over a thousand people and took his train on to Portland. He Is the chief speaker at the state convention of the American Legion there today. He I making a tour of the country on organtaztlon work for the legion of which he was a prime mover. Young Ted has bis father's smile and a personality which pleased the crowd. He confined his remarks to the aims and Ideals of the American Legion. Several automobile loads of Ash land ex-service men went to Med' ford to hear the national organizer. Slxty-semethlng ex-soldlers and sailor and one ex-marine made the Ashland armory a lively place Tues day evening when a permanent or ganization of Ashland Post, No. 14, of the American Legion was effected officers elected, plan laid to fur nish club-rooms and stage a series of Jazzfull stunt evening this win ter, and huge quantities of coffee, doughnuts and smokes destroyed. Ashland' quota in the national membership drive on this week was seventy-five members. The boys bit the top and went over Tuesday and are now out to double the quota. The local post Is represented at the state convention at Portland by Billy Briggs who left on the same train with Theodore Roosevelt and the Southern Oregon delegates Tues day. A constitution and by-laws were adopted Tuesday and the following officers elected: President William Briggs (Major Malone BBked that a local man be given the top-kickers job as he was unable to be here to attend to the detail which come up dally) ; Vice-President, C. A. Malone Secretary, Lynn Mowat; Treasurer, H. O. Butterfleld, to replace tem porary Treasurer Bert Freeman, who Is going to school; Historian, Edwin Dunn; executive committee members to act with officers, John, Anderson, Perry Aahcraft. S. A. Peters, Ray Wolcott, and D. M. Spencer. Every branch of service la represented on the executive committee. Plans were laid for furnishing a club-room. Committees will soon be named for the entertainment stunts for a rip-roaring meeting which will be held on the second Tuesday in October, the second Tues day of each month having been se lected as meeting night. Resolution commending the itand of the Astoria post against alien slackers were passed and other busi ness cared tor. Don Spencer broke up the meet ing by blowing mess call and the gathering resolved itself Into a hun gry gang of good fellows. Much coffee, many doughnuts and "beau coup" cigars were taken Into camp. Tbe boy are determined to get every ex-service man whose home Is In or near Ashland, Into the post before the week is out. T. H. Powell, the transfer man put In a claim against the city coun cil at the meeting last evening for $14.25 tor Injuries done to his truck. According to Mr. Powell the city elec tricians were working on B street and had left wires on the street. Mr. Powell ran Into them with his truck, he stated, and broke the windshield on his car. Council sustained Mr. Powell's claim. STRUCK BT MISTAKE CARDIFF. 3000 Llwynpia miners struck by mistake when two com rades were arrested tor non-payment of Income-tax. They bad voted not to pay Income-tax after April, but finding the men' tax dated from September, the strikers resumed work. High price for several year stimulating larger hop acreage. Salem North Fourth street to be Natatorium Ends Popular Season H. R. Triclinia. mnr tor the Ashland Natatorium during the ! season, winds up hi atUIrs wtlb that Institution today. He will In Ashland over Sunday in prlr to participate In the ball game tomor row, after which he will leave for a visit to San Francisco. Mr. Trlall gas graduated last spring from tho University of Oregon and will go to Portland this coming year and enter the Univeratly of Oregon Medical college there. The season Just closed at the Nat atorium had been one of the most successful In Its history under the ef ficient management of Mr. Trlgilgaa. Not only has he conducted the affairs of that Institution so well that il has been one of the moat popular pleasure resorts In the city, but he has proven to be a successful teacher in swimming and has conducted many classes In swimming this summer, the members of whom have become proficient In the art, thanks to his Instructions. Mr. Trlgllgas Ib planning on re turning next summer and Is arrang ing many Innovations which it car ried out will greatly advance the popularity of the Natatorium. He has made a host of friends while here this summer who will be glad to see him return another year. "Every parent, guardian, or other person In the State of Oregon, hav ing control or charge of any child, or children, between and Including the ages of nine and fifteen years of age, shall be. required to send such child, or children, to the pub lic schools for a term or period of not less or more than the number of months of public school held an nually in the district- ." The above section Includes all children between the ages of 9 and 16. And "all children between the ages of 16 and 18 years must be In school or legally employed. If em ployed, they must attend the part time school," which shall be estab lished for such employed children And "any person, firm or corpora tion, employing a child between the ager of 14 and 18 years shall permit the attendance of such child upon a part time school or class whenever such part time school or class shall have been established in the district where the child resides or may be employed." The time taken out for the part time school "shall be counted as part of the number of hours fixed for the legal employment by federal or state laws." The truant officer of the school district shall be charged with tho responsibility of the enforcement of the attendance upon part time schools and classes of children be tween theages of 14 and 18 years In accordance with the terms of this act. None of these regulations apply to any person who has completed the first eight grades of the common school course, but all other persons are subject to' Its regulations, and parents, guardians, and employers of persons under 18 years of age asked to become familiar with the provis ions of tho law. If thore are fffteen person be tween the ages of 14 and 18 years In living in Ashland and who have not completed the eighth grade, the school board will organize a part time school and. all such persons will be required to attend this part time school not less than five hours per week. The part time school 1b for those who are legally employed; all others between the ageB of 14 and 18 years, must attend tbe regular day sessions if they have not com pleted the first eight years of the common school course. A copy of the school census will be furnished the superintendent and by law he is required to check the list and report all persons who should be In school and are not, to the truant officer, who is required to proceed according to the provis ions of the compulsory educational law. These are public duties put upon the school officials. They are not left free to act as they please in these matters, but must follow out the rules and regulations as set forth In the articles of the Oregon state law. PRINTING! We give you Job Printing that pleases. Whether your needs be Letter Heads, Envelopes, Calling Cards or Posters, your printing will be characteristic of YOU and representative of YOUR business. BE DISTINCTIVE You might as well be distinctive in your Printing It doesn't cost any more and we will do it promptly and well Give us an order' for the first Printed thing you need use the telephone - THE ASHLAND TIDINGS lUturns are coming In of tbs lories boing circulated over tbe country in regard to the National Ktlllorlal association trip made here la August which included Southern Oregon. In the Wesslugton. 8. D.. Times Enterprise, which was re ceived Ibis week by Mayor C. B. lmkln, appear a complimentary wrlteup of Southern Oregon In which the publisher says: "The three principal cities of Southern Oregon are Grunts Pass, Medfurd- and Ashland, located In tbe famous Rogue River valley. These three cities Joined forces In enter tululng the editorial party. It was the good fortune of the pub lisher of this paper to have as the driver of his car Mr. C. B. Lamklni the mayor of the city of Ashland, and one of the greatest boosters for Southern Oregon and the Rosue River valley that that country bus. He came from northwestern Iowa and had traveled ull over South Da kota, so we felt like old-time friends right away." After giving a description of the trip to Crater Lake the editor said further: "The return trip was ac complished m much less time than the outgoing Journey and we arrived In Ashland in plenty of time to clean up and prepare for the sumptuous banquet wblch the ladles of the city bad prepared for us In the shade of the trees In beautiful Llthla park. Never have we seen such a display of fruit aB covered those tablos. Fruit is the leading product of that part of the stute and we were given ample proof of its abundance and excellence. Not only the fresh fruit, but the Jellies and Jams and preserves prepared by the good housewives of tbe city. The whole meal was home products. If any poople on earth can live without outside assistance the people of Southern Oregon ca While they specialize In fruit, ye there is a great deal of diversifieil farming done and livestock ! grown quite extensively. "Possibly Medford bus a little th best of it in size over the other tw settles, but certainly a person neei look no further than Ashland If he wants a pleasant place to live. I'. has an Ideal climate, seldom reach ing the freezing point even In thi midst of winter. Palm trees an grown in the yards, which is prett good evidence that it doesn't get very cold. Nor does it get excessively ho In the summer, located as It is amont the foothills of the Siskiyou moun tains. There is an abundant supply of the finest water one ever dran't and tbe orchards and gardens an1 farms are all Irrigated, for there ii but very little rain during the sum -mer months. There Is a fine high school of which every resident Ii Justly proud. They have an'auditor lum much larger than any other town twice the size can boast,' and the very best Chautauqua talent Is brought there every season. "We were agreeably surprised to meet some old friends in Ashland. Mrs. Ella Connor waylaid us In the park. She was visiting with ber sis ter, Mrs. W. A. Turner, formerly in the real eutute business in Huron, and we remembered him immediate ly when he appeared on the scene. He is prospering there and wonder fully well pleased with his home." E. E. Marcy, proprietor of the Overland garage, has Just returned from Portland where he had been attending the Overland convention In session there. Mr. Marcy has come back a thorough convert to the new Overland Four which had been exploited as the "Mystery Car" for some time previous to the conven tion. This car is the lightest car made except the Ford, is the product of the big Toledo fuctorles and had never been seen in public until this week. It was conceived In secret, tested In secret and was found en tirely desirable as a light, cheap car. Mr. Marcy said the only drawback is that the west Ib not able to get them at present, as orders are giv en taster than they can be man ufactured. He stated that when the motoring season In the east has end ed for the winter, then the west will come into Its own, and these cars can be supplied to tbe would-be pur chaser. Thousands of acres being dyked and drained In Klamath basin. Find Ho Room for Poor St. George (By tbe United Press) LONDON. (By Mall.) Famous Britisher wll have to hurry up and die it they want to be burled In the uutlonal Valhalla, Westminster Ab bey. There Is absolutely only room for six more, and they will have to be cremuted first, according to Rev. Cauon R. H. Charles, who is In charge of abbey grave and Inter ments. Tbe suggestion cabled from Aus tralia that tbe abbey should be the laBt resting place of a casket of bones, alleged to be those of Eng land's aptron saint, St. George of Cuppadocla, which were excavated by Australian troops in Palestine, finds little favor with Canon Charles. "I don't care 'tuppence about bis bones," he declured emphatically. "Just now I am more concerned about tbe remains of England, If the labor troubles don't cease. "Anyway, there is only room for the remains of six more famous peo ple In the abbey. I am trying to se cure additional ground for Inter ments! there are some old bouses , behind one of our Norman walls which will have to come down some duy. I want the space reserved for the Interment of the famous men. There are so many, great men nowa days, and there will be so many In the years to come, that space for six seems Inadequate.. If we get this space we might have room for St. George." LONDON. (By Mall. ) Prof it eerlng and the H.C.L. is not a modern evil. Queen Elizabeth bad to deal with it, and she adopted drastic measures against sixteenth century profiteers, or "bodgers," as they were popularly called then. Ao Elizabethan proclamation to lords lieutenant of counties and local au thorities of, dated 1597, Is Interest ing, if only for the strong language used by that autocratic soverlgn, as compared with present-day legal phraseology. "Elizabeth, By the Grace of God," etc., says to "bodgers:" "Wee understand that upon the late dearth of all kynde of grain, and of butter and cheese and other-victuals In this Realm, although Al mighty God hath mercifully with drawn His heavle hand wberewith we deserved our late punishment, and hath now yielded us a change to the great comfort of all sorts of people" (tbey evidently bad wars, too) "Yet there are seen and found a number of wicked peoole In condi tion more like to wolves or cormo rants than to natural men, that do most covetously seek to hold up the lute great prices In corn and all other victuals by Increasing the same Into their private hands, bargaining be forehand for corn, and In some parts for grain growing, and for malt be fore It Is mads, and for butter and cheese before It be ready to be brought to ordinary market for to be bought by the poorer number. "Against which foul corrupt fraud and malicious greediness there are both many good laws and sundry or ders of late given to all Justices and other public officers to reform such notable abuses, and therefore wee cannot but charge and command you to cause diligent Inquisition to be made in all parts of the country as well as in towns, of such as do direct ly or Indirectly thus buy or bargain; and that you Bhall apprehend such, and take from them such as they shall unlawfully buy, and compel them to revoke their unlawful bar gains, and to send up to us some of the most .notable offenders Wee do warn you all to have a spe cial care, not only with sharp repre hension to seek to reform them, but also to certify us of their names, and thereby to avoid the Just offence of tbe Inferior sort, who cannot but be grieved to see such corruption In the better sort suffered without re straint." "That's the stuff to give 'em," say the present day sufferers. Bend to have 8100.000 steam heat ing plant erected by local utility to utilize sawmill waste for heating purposes.