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Weekly Rogue River Courier
COUNTY OFFICIAL PATER.
A. E. Voorhie,
Entered at tbe GranU Pub, Ore
gon, post office as lecond-rlass mall
Oae Tear fi.50
tlx months 75
Three Months 40
WORK FOR THE IDLE.
That there is something wrong with clared. "is that In many cases oper
the 'system" is made evident wbenating officers are cognizant of this
the thousands of unemployed, men habitual disregard of rules and no
willing and anxious to work, are; proper steDs are taken to correct the
obliged to suffer for the very neces-j evil. On very many railroads there' stationed at the important points of
sltles of life while the resources of jg nttle or no system of inspection Europe utterly discredit the rumors
tha country remain .undeveloped.! or gupervlsion of the work of train- of a direct Pacific coast lmmigra
Thls idle labor is needed to cut the' Hervice empi0yes so far as pertains tion.
forests and manufacture them into t0 tC0Be matters which vitally af- The state of Oregon is especially
lumber and the lumber Into homes'
and furniture and articles of com-J TWi lack of supervision and In
merce. It la needed to clear the land 8pection is unerplalnable when the
and prepare it for the plow, and toj careful supervision of all matter
mine the ore locked up In Nature'- dIrectly affecting the revenue of the
treasure vaults and make the wealth road9 ,8 considered,
available. Things are terribly out ..Tho tudltlag and chi)ckjng Byi.
of joint when this great army of the tem uged for delect,ng the di8boo.
unemployed must march by and be;ty of employes are marvels of In-
given no hand in this work of de
velopment, and the forest, the mine
and the fertile acres add nothing to
the prosperity of the day.
There Is only one thing the matter
with southern Oregon. Until ays
tematic development of the district
is made possible, there can be no
real and lasting prosperity, and this
development rests largely upon the
question of transportation. It is im
possible to market the lumber If
railroads, the great arteries of trade,
are not first built. A long haul to
the railroad by wagon or by auto
truck Is a handicap that will not be
accepted by the average owner of the
standing timber. He will continue
to let it stand for some more propi
Times like these would seem to be
the opportunity. for railroad building
to be prosecuted, and if private capi
tal will not venture, or if private
capital selfishly bottles up territory
to uncork It at Its pleasure, argu
ment Is seen for the government to
become active, and to step Into the
railroad building here as well as In
Alaska.. Government ownership of
the postal department has redounded
to the benefit of all the people' It'1116 tarlir' nnd now tne readjustment
lAAm i.,i,.hi. tw
and the telegraph will come under
governmental control, and to com
plete the work agitation will likely
follow for the government ownership
of the railroads.
The problem of the unemployed
would soon be settled if Uncle Sam!ance would unsettle business, and
would start a few railroads Into the I
tindeveloned district now.
the railroads were completed the'
labor would still find employment!
In mill j
ii mm " 1 1 u lav mm mm limit
RAILWAYS' TOLL OF HUMAN
The recent report of the Iuter-
state Commerce Commission is a!
severe arralenmpni nf .h i,.u
attention which the railways of the'0 P,a R 0b'tRC,e" la 1U Vear BhoW8 hoW the can democrats.
nation pay to the value of human 1 hM htd e,8W ,Weep- A11" branche9, a'd U Permitted to. In no; -J-
life, and of the continual placing of!f S0Vernment were ln ltBI stance are the express rates, re- Former President Roosevelt means
the cash register over Public ,afetv 1 l" !t 8t'Rwl ,'bU te8t ot fireduml bs than one-half, and in 'well, but he should recall that re
in imolc ! 7 ni'aUe g00d 00 kC,alm''0P f the " reduc-'gardless of the fact that his utter
Th , ' , iU be reUred f0F anther lM,tlon is far more. And tho money ancc. have no official significance
The commission lays upon hunvan : B.lwp after the WHson admlnlstra- wh,,,b vcnr won( ' . , , . , .
fallibility and negligence the blame' tlon end's-. ' t0 ex"re8S ; s,ince he reUred to
for much of tho death harvest of tW , . . T'7 t0 Am"leUX ,U B
.,.. K ,,, .... . ' ,.,V.. .... . , e themw,ves- Say. instance, cypt his words as expressing the
task the managers and underlings
who are charged with train opera-
i time to prepare for an ultimate in
Nearly seventy-four per cent, of tlux of European immigrants 13 up
the total wreek-8 investigated by the parent from reports received by tli
commission wero charged directly ' Oregon state Immigration commis
to employes' mistakes. The com- slon. This conclusion has been
mission said: reached by that otlke after makiug
"Either a great majority of these u extensive investinatiou in co-
J...l..xUI. II- -1 -
ueiuuruuie ruwronu nisnsiers are un-
avoidable or there exists a wide-
snrpnd lack of lntflllL'nnt nnd tvpll.
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takes of employes In the operation1
of trains. It Is not believed that!
all those accidents which are caused;
by the mistakes of employes are tin-
voidable. It is quite true that man
is prone to errsr and at long as an-'
solute reliance li placed upon the
human element In tbe operation of. izatlons. The Oregon state immi
trains accidents are bound to occur, ' gratlon commiEsion felt that If such
but until It can be shown that allja throng was actually In prospect,
reasonable and proper measures bare It was Incumbent upon the com-
been taken for Its prevention no ac
cident can be classed as unavoidable.
All the mistakes noted are violations riving aliens away from the congest
of simple rules which should have' ed centers.
been easily understood by men of: So far as a thorough investigation
sufficient Intelligence to be entrusted! could disclose, no steamship cora-
with the operation of trains."
Then the commission turned to tbe
responsibility of railroad companies.
"The evidence," the report de-
genuity and careful attention to de
tail, but means of determining
whether trains are operated In ac -
cordance with requirements of safe-J through the canal, Btill the imm'
ty and In conformity with the rules, gratlon commission feels no alarm
are almost entirely lacking."
The report pointed out that rail
roads seek to economize by careful
Inspection on oil, fuel, supplies and
airbrakes for economy, but neglect
other considerations which would
actually result In greater savings not
only In finances but In human life.
"It would Beem that adequate In
spection and superb vision of tbe
work of employes to insure safety
in operation would be amply Justi
fied from the standpoint of economy
alone," the report declared.
DEMOCRACY TO THE TEST.
With the passage of the currency
bill the essential policies of the demo-
cratic party will have been enacted
in tho laws of the land. Following
tho success of the party at the polls,
tho entire nation awaited with hope
or with anxiety the establishment of
he principles of government for which!
democrac3r Btands' F1t there was
of the finances of the country to meet
the conditions of the new currency
bill, a measure that embodies the
Ideas of Mr. Wilson.
It was but natural that radical
changes in the tariff and the adop
tion of an entire new program of Un
that InauBtry has not been worse,
snaken than It has Indicates the
BolId foundation upon which the af-"! 9831 M,n Clty 61- 7-963: Newberg
faIrs ot the natlon reBt- Business'34, 5-871: St- Heln 58, $10,878;
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lines, and capital will have a definite
program upon which It can base its p
investment, and it will come out ofj A brief comparison of what it cost prosperity that comes with appoint-hldin6-
I to send gift packages by express or ment to a fat federal Job. Yes,
tp glve denlocrac' a falr trail and.
inai tne lucinc coast uas ample ,
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operauou wiui mo uregou ueveiop-
nunt League of reported sales of 1
t liniisuniln nf Kt tii inh I n tliLJij nn 1
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iuou.....vui. r.u lu ti vti'tn i . c ..u u UU S ypRT. Tile express Tate
Immigrants via the Fanania canal isis the same as before 40 cents for
without foundation. ! parkaces welching up to five pounds,
Humow that a great flood of Ku-jYou turn to the postal rates You
ropean immigrants was to pour up-, find a difference in rate and it Is
on the Paeifio coast as won as the difference that is going to save you
Panama caual was open has created and everyone else a lot of monev
great anxiety amongst civic orgn-jthis Christmas, for you don't have
mission to ascertain what provisions
could be made for distribution of ar-
pany has yet quoted passenger rates
for immigrants via the canal, ana
no such tickets are being sold, either
for cash or on the installment plan.
Persistence of the old rumors caused
the commission to make such inves
tigations and the reports now in
hand from the American consulB
well equipped through its commer
cial organizations banded together to
handle any possible inflow of agri
cultural Immigration. The Atlantic
coast states have not and never had
such an organization as exists in
this state for the distribution of agri
culturists upon the boIIs of Oregon.
Ultimately positive that the favor
able climate and inviting opportuni
ties of the Pacific coast will attract
!a laree Immigration from Europe
over any immediately overwhelming
POSTAL BANK DEPOSITORS.
Eighty-seven depositors have
taken advantage of the local branch
of the postal savings bank, accord
ing to the recent report, with de
posits aggregating $9,117.
According to a report from
Washington, D. C, Portland has
5,853 depositors, with total deposits
of $777,256. Astoria has 593 de
posltors, with deposits of $166,944;
Marshfleld 164 depositors and de-1
depositors and $18,992 deposits;
posits of $25,694; Oregon City, 125,
The Dalles 217 dePsltr8 and $23,-
ors and $16.256 deposits; Salem 128
dePsitor8 and $15,781 deposits, and
Eune 98 depositors, who have $14.-(
436 on dePslt-
"lue' ,ettUlus cities 01 tne state
oflAllf l A I t ... I g . alt
DUU" l" sres: Aioany
Urther DJ' li3-l,il torvallls 39,
$2,693; Dallas 37, $3,295; Grants '
Pass 87, $9,117; Klamath Falls 58,
$7,621; La Grande 61, $3,107; Mc-
Mlnnville 30, $4,610; Medford 73,' portends more than Is seen on the
$11,1112; North Bend 57, $7,981; 'surface.
rendleton 35, $2,970. j
bmaller towns which make
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bGa8l(le 8 $7,285
UNCLE SAM'S CHRISTMAS GIFT,
year wlth tne rates Possible ,
under .the parcel past system this
that you live In Haltlmore and want
10 send lour pounds of candy to
BOme one in New York as a Christ-
mas remembrance. Last year It;
would have cost you Bixty-four cents!
10 Bona tour pounds by mail. By
express it would have cost you for
the game distance forty cents tha
expressase from Baltimore to New
York for anything weighing less
than five pounds. By expressing it
then, you would have saved 24 cents
v . .
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ROGUE RIVER COURIER
to pay a 64-cent rate, as last year
when you mailed it, and you don't
have to pay a 40-cent rate, as you
did when you expresed it last year.
You pay Just eight cents, Just one
eighth of what it cost you before to
send the four pounds, fire cents for
the first pound and one cent a pound
for every additional pound. What Is
more, this year you can send five
pounds or fifty pounds, whereas last
year ou couldn't persuade any post
master in the country to send a
package If it weighed a fraction over
To express a four-pound box of
candy from St. Paul to New York
would cost 75 cents, more than to
have mailed it last year. Now, by
mailing the package, you save your
self Just 38 cents, a little more
than half of the express rate. Next
year, thanks to the sweeping reduc
tions in parcel post rates, the same
package will coBt only thirty-three
cents, a saving of forty-two cents
over the express rate. The new par
cel post rates will hecome effective
New Year's Day.
YULETIDE HOPE AND JOY.
Peace on earth, good will toward
men, is tbe spirit that pervades th
Christianized world today. More
than nineteen centuries ago the Star
of Bethlehem, blazing In the eastern
sky, told Its story of hope and
brought its tidings of great Joy, a
hope and a Joy that have been the
civilizing Influences since. For hope
and Joy have marked the progress of
the human race that, since the birth
In the manger and the Influence of
the life of the Nazarene, has been go
ing forward with remarkable strides.
The hope that came with the gift
of the Only Begotten Son gave to
man a definite object in life, a goal
toward which ambition could center,
and with the hope came peace and
The life without hope is an
empty life. So hope and Joy have
come to mark the Christmas time.
The celebration of the occasion as
the great Christian holiday carries
ine iaea not oniy mrougn ine rengi-
ous Bense, but the toddler, whose
awakening intelligence does not yet
grasp the full Import of the Star of
the East, feels the hope and the joy
or unristmastioe. it's hope that
. ... . . .
nangs tne stocking at tne fireplace,
UUBuueut8 m mo yrumise, iaun in
the spirit of good will.
it Is a sad
Christmas morning that sees the
hope of "one of the least of these"
unfulfilled. The empty stocking
The measure of prosperity prom-
ised by the democratic party wltn
the enactment of the new tariff bill '
ha3 not Jet been met Tnfi only
democratic prosperity yet in sight
i is such as Secretary Bryan and Vice-
President Marshall are able to ex-
tract from lecture bureaus, and tlia
democratic success at
made prosperous times
sentiment of the people of the United I
'States. He should curb his imnetu-
ositv and allow th. .rimini.tr.tinn
to put its own interpretation upon
the Monroe doctrine.
The banks of Mexico may all go'
broke, but what need have the people
of cash on a holiday? The bill col-!
lector can not come around at such j
a time, and if Santa Claus holldav !
..mia v.iaus nouaay ,
happens to clash with Huerta's holl-j
over a year.
Huerta may not be working then.
Child Loses Tip of Flngei-
Mrs. McKnlght of Hugo was in the
city Monday having her four-year-old
boy's finger dressed. The little
fellow had a fiuger severed by .ti
M la the hands of an older brother.
Dr. Flanagan is handling the case.
S. F. CONVICTS SLIDE
80 FEET TO FREEDOM
San Francisco, Dec. 24. James
Hurley and Frank Melvin, tugitlves
from the penitentiary here, seemed
likely to spend Christmas free,
though hunted men.
From the moment when they com
pleted their 80-foot slide down the
rope dangling from the top of the
prison's outermost wall, not a trace
has been found of either man up to
the early part of the afternoon.
Warden Johnston was convinced, he
said, that he had every avenue of
escape from Marin county closed.
Some of the Bearchers Beemed to
think It odd, however, that so min
ute a hunt as they have made should
not have uncovered at least a scent
if the men remained in the prison's
They declared It certain, at ny
rate, that they were not in the vicin
ity of San Quentln. Every houso
there was ransacked from cellar to
garret, and not so much as a kitten,
it was asserted, could possibly have
been missed. From San Quentln the
quest extended Into the Marin bills.
Not quite consistently with his ex
pressed confidence that the fugitives
were still in the county, the warden
threw detachments of guards across
the bay, Into Oakland, Richmond and
Berkeley. The hunt began with a
force of fifty men In the field, but
by afternoon half as many more had
been added. This did not include a
strong posse under Sheriff Keating
of Marin county.
Much uneasiness was felt by
householders for miles around the
prison at the news that the two out
laws were still at large. Both are
known as absolutely desperate men,
who would stop at nothing to make
their escape good.
The stockholders of the Wllder
vllle Irrigation Company are hereby
notified that their annual meeting will
be held at the residence of E. Loueh-
rldge Thursday, January 8, 1914, at
1 o'clock p. m. 12-12-4t
In the Circuit Court of the State of
Oregon for Josephine County.
Harry L. Lewis, )
Mrs. J. J. McKeever, some-)
times known as May Fenn)
McKeever, J. J. McKeever,)
Jno. M. Fenn, and Texas-)
Oregon Power and Placer)
Mining Company, an Ore-)
gon Corporation, and II.)
W. Faust, Defendants.)
To M. J. Retime.
known as May Fenn McKeever, J.
J. McKeever, Jno. M. Fenn, and
Texas-Oregon Power and Placer
.Mining Company, an Oregon Cor
poration, and H. W. Faust, de-
In the name of the state of Oregon,
you are hereby summoned, and re-!
quired to appear in the above entitled
court a-ad cause to answer the com-
Plaint filed against you, within ten
days from the service of summons
upon you if served within Josephine
county, Oregon; or if served within
any other county within the state of
Oregon, then within twenty days
irom tne date or service, or if serv-
t-a puuuciiuon, men on or Derore hut th .t.ij i
the expiration of six weeks from thelbut thf Pres,dent luxuriated in the
date of the first publication of sum- utter absence of business and he said
niona. which date of first publication ! that until the first of next week, at
is Friday, December 26th, 1913, and; least, he proposed to take absolute
the last publication and the last day regt
for your appearance, Is Friday, Feb-' '
ruary fith, 1914; and you are hereby Crowds of curious people sur
notified that If you fail to answer or j rounded the special at all stops.
omerwise pieaa within tne time
aforesaid, the plaintiff will apply to
tne court tor the relief prayed for in
the complaint, viz: for judgment
1 against tne said defendant, Mrs. J.
J. McKeever, sometimes known as
j May Fenn McKeever, on the promis
sory note therein set forth In the
sum of $0000.00, principal, together
with interest thereon at the rate
of six per cent per annum from Au
gust Gth, 1912, and the further sum
rf p n 1 . . i .. . . . 1
11 fMu.mi auuruey iees, anu COS18
and disbursements; and for a decree
foreclosing that certain Mortgage pet
forth in the complaint on the real
property therein described, to-wit:
ine north half of the north-east
VT' m.t the. somh-west Quarter
or the north-east quarter of Section
7. and the Routh-weat onartpp f thp
l"-east quarter of Section 6. in
Township 35 South of Range 7 West,
of the Willamette Meridian. In .Tosp-
i phine county, Oregon, containing 160
j acres of land.
This summons is published by or-
JfLp' nJe.nIono,rab,e F-M- Calkins.
judge of the above entitled court,
dated December 23rd, 1913, ordering
.p"blicaUon of sald summons not less
weeks, in the Rogue River Courier,
a ?,e.8,)?peP of general circulation.
,mb,shed weeky at Grantg p ,n
Josephine county, Oregon and direct-
that a ropy of the complaint, to-
cether with a copy of the summons
be forthwith mailed to Mrs. J. J. Mc
Keever, J. J. McKeever and Jno. M.
Fenn, defendants herein, at their
last known residences and post office
addres.s in the state of Texas.
Date of first publication is December
2 fith- 1913.
Date of last publication is February
COLVIG & WILLIAMS,
By Fred A. Williams,
Attorneys for the Plaintiff.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 26, I013,
SHOULD NOT BE REMOV
Paris, Dec. 24. That the appeu4i.
is a much abused organ and of th
utmost Importance to man, was th
gist of a paper read here today h!
fore the Academy of Sciences. 8ub
mltted to the academy by Edmam
Perrler, the thesis was the result of
experiments conducted by Dr.
Robinson of the Museum of Natural
Dr. Robinson maintained that th
appendix cannot be removed without
Injury to the system, because it
charges, under normal conditions, 1
liquid called "hormone," which aids
the work of the Intestines. "Hon
mono" Is a name given any substanc
derived from an organ and able to
stimulate a function of the body. Th
removal of a healthy appendix, Dr
Robinson concluded, Is a great mis!
WHITE HOUSE GIFTS
FOR CAPITAL PO08
Washington, Dec. 24. Several nun
dred homes of poor families In Wash,
ington will be merry tomorrow be
cause President and Mrs. Wilson re
membered them with gifts.
Two White House automobiles
started on a Christmas mission at
noon today. Their loads of gifts wert
of all sorts, from turkeys and cloth
ing to babies' toys, selected by Mrs.
Wilson and her daughters after care
ful investigation of several hundred
cheerless Christmas appeals. For
all of the genuine pleas there was an
answer in the form of a Christmas
gift direct from the head of the na
tion. While the White House automo
biles covered every part of the four
districts of the city, one of the chief
routes was toward the county club,
where the president has been accus
tomed to play golf, and where each
day little children ran out to hit
machine to wave friendly hands to
him. The president came to know
these little friends and remembered
PRESIDENT WILSON GOES
SOUTH FOR A REST
On Board President Wilson's Spe
cial train, Charlotte, N. C, Dec. 24,
President Wilson enjoyed complete
rest today. Secluded in his private
car he Blept late, denying himself to
all visitors at the few stops his train
made. To his attendants he admit
ted that he was completely tired
out, but wilhal, he was very happy.
Scones of messages from every sec
tion of the country, congratulating
hlm n the neW CUrrenC laW'
Many telegrams suggested men for
membership on the federal reserve
The president expects to make up
t"he personnel of this new branch of
the government before he returns to
1 woM,. T H TL
Mashington on Jannary 13' 11
'earned today that one of the first
.men who will be tendered an ap-
pointment to this board is a repub
lican Senator Weeks of Massachns-
It was a rfrpnrv Tirp.niristmni Dav.
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