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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1913.
t 1'tlWONAL AND LOCAL
i, A. Johnson ot ibUlauj is a
visitor iu the uiy.
iirs. A. iusss ol Uleudale u iu
uu oil a snuyvius tour.
r, una Mr, t. W. ssaatiuck are
!a uoui the Applegate to transact
j, W. Beckwitu was iu from Kerby
the arst of tha week.
0. II. Letever U la town from
Gulden lot a lew days.
Koy Jeier of this place wag a re
cent visitor to Medford.
Wheeler Osborn came iu from
jlurphy the first of the week.
Virgil Ashley was au arrival from
Creeut City Monday evening.
judge Jewell returned this niorn
iug from a short visit to Portland.
Herman Wallace went to Ashland
Tuesday for a short visit with friends
jlrs. Ellen Hunter arrived Tuesday
morning for a month's visit with her
sister, Mrs. II. A. Couglo.
Miss Nina Williams, who has been
here for some time past, left Tuesday
for her borne at Yreka, California.
yy. . Young, of the Kerby stage
line, spent the night iu town re
cently. Miss Ethel Woodcock, who has
been teaching at Kerby, is In town
for ft iew da'-
Mrs. X. L. Casaday of Portland will
spend the holidays with her mother,
Mrs. J. C Taylor.
V. F. Gloeckner left Wednesday
for Speaker, where he will be en
gaged for a few days in Sunday
Lineman Wiseman left Wednes
day morning for Wolf Creek, wher
be will look after telephone line
troubles In that vicinity.
A. G. Lang and wife of Napa, Cali
fornia, were recent 'visitors in the
.Mrs. C. J. Howard and daughter,
Miss Clarice Howard, left Tuesday
for Cottage Grove, where they will
visit over the holidays.
Mrs. S. E. Coon of Portland visited
here for a short time with the F. L.
Coon family and continued on her
way to San Joaquin valley Monday.
The Stanford University glee club,
which is touring the north, absorbed
as much as possible of the southern
Oregon climate during the stop of
No. 14 here Tuesday morning.
Miss Florence Benson, teacher of
the Kerby school, visited frLends in
the city Sunday while en route for
Portland to spend the holidays with
X. 0. Noben of the Methow valley
in northern Washington arrived here
Tuesday morning. Mr. Noben will
spend the winter with his son-in-law,
Dr. R. J. Bestul.
Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Gruber of Mil
waukie, Wisconsin, were recent ar
rivals In the city. Mr. Gruber Is a
mining man and will leave for the
hills shortly, intending to look into
properties In this vicinity.
11. A. Emerson of Kerby, who is
Interested in the Kerby stage line,
has gone to Klamath Falls, where he
will spend the week attending to
Mrs. Dora Ray of Martinez, Cal.,
who has been visiting for a few days
with Mr. and Mrs. Hought, left Mon
day for Grass Valley, Oregon, where
she will visit for a short time before
going on to her home.
J. H. Chiles, son of Judge J. M.
Chiles of this city, is here from Se
attle to spend the holiday season.
His boyhood days were spent In
Grants Pass, but he left here 16 years
ago, and Is now prosperous In busi
ness in the metropolis of the ever
Dr. Shearer, who recently formed
4 partnership with Dr. Sweeney in
this town, left for San Francisco
Tuesday to attend the surgical.clinics
in connection with a meeting of rail
road surgeons. He will return some
lime before the end of the year.
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Coburn re
turned Tuesday from their honey-
Noon trip to the north.
Frank Barrie, formerly of this ;
Place, is spending a few days here, j
Hiss Fern Cousino Is here from
Portland for the holidays.
Cuthbert Courtney, was In town
J'rs. McLoughlin, who was form
' Miss Marlon Mitchell, Is In town
'or a short visit with her mother.
Messrs. C. E. and F. Hudson of
Auburn, Cal., the latter formerly of
Grants Pass, are here for a Xmas
Tisit with their brfther, H. W. Hud
and snmlly of Selma.
Gorman Hall, formerly a Grants
Pass be-, eon of II. H. Hall, arrived
to town Wednesday morning to spend
1 few days with his parents and
friends. Mr. Hall is now i the em
"lov of the Portland Railway.
Miss Ruhy Pound, sister of Mrs.
A- C Holcomb, arrived from Port
ar"l Wednesday and will spend the
0. P. Dorm an a i
for a few days " "Qm ' lacer
been attending St. Mary. 8't.n
tnh'iM Prt,and' hoL7S".
iS Pan1, BruD0 and
M. M. AInsworth was in from the
-Murphy district Wednesday.
Win. Haberman and son were in
town from the Applegate Wednes
day. E. A. Rathbone was in town from
Meriin on a shounins? inn, wa
. . a i, can to
day. Geo. F. Smith was in from the
Rough and Ready district in the Il
linois valley the fiirst of the week.
0. W. Miller and Bon, Leslio, and
daughters. Harriet and Gladys, are in
tho c'ty for a few days from their
home on Evans creek. The young
ladies are teachers at Butte Falls and
Table Rock, respectively.
Lewis Rees, who has been conduct
ing a store at Leland, was in town
Wednesday. Mr. Rees has sold out
his interests in the Btore and will
move to Portland shortly, where his
wife, who Is In poor health, will be
Placed in the care of a specialist.
Married at Grants Pass Hotel
Philip c. Brown of Wonder and
Miss Etta L. Edwards of Wildervllle,
were married at 1 o'clock Wednes
day, at the parlors of the Grants
Pass Hotel by Judge Stephen Jewell.
Annual Meeting Poultry Association
On Saturday will occur the second
annual meeting of the Grants Pass
Poultry Association and election of
officers will he held. There will al
so be Interesting articles on poultry
breeding. The meeting will be held
in the Commercial Club rooms at
2:30 p. m. Saturday.
Wilde's Xnias Gift
Arthur Wible appeared on the
streets Wednesday morning with a
smile that signified the reception of a
Christmas gift of more importance
than ordinary, and he lost no time
in making known the fact that he is
the father of a fine S-pound boy.
Jas. T Cook and Jack Vincent
were business visitors to Grants Pass
II. Mansfield and wife of Apple
gate were business visitors from
here to Grants Pass Monday. Mr.
Mansfield is one of our Valley's pros
Herman McFadden, who has spent
the summer at Sisson, Calif., where
he has been playing ball In the Nor
thern California league, is home for
a visit of a month. He reports that
times are not very lively there at
Since the mountains have taken on
their winter coat of snow it makes
one feel cool to just take a look up
that way, but the fact that they are
covered with snow makes the farm
ers rest easy, as it means better
crops next season, and it also
just what the placer miners want to
see, as it will give them a good, long
run with the giants and will scatter
a few more dollars which heretofore
have not been in use.
ILLINOIS VALLEY ITEMS
Mr. Shaffer has returned from a
trip to Grants Pass. He was ac
companied by K. J. Khooery and the
latter's witnesses on a homestead
contest which was conducted at Rose
burg on Friday.
Mrs. R. P. George 13 on the sick
list. Dr. Dixon has been attending
There will be a dance at the
I. V. B. A. hall on Christmas night.
Mrs. Ralph Kltterman has been
confined to her home by an attack
R. P. George returned from Grants
Pass on Tuesday.
Elmer Morey Is erecting a new
barn for his dairy cattle.
A sheriffs court was held at' the
central creamery in which Vivian
McVay was defendant, to determine
the ownership of property. The jury
disagreed In the case.
Ed McCann is busy loading hay
these days. Twohy Bros., who
brought in a number of horses, and
other parties who brought stock
from Klamath Falls, are the prin
We hone that all voters will turn
t nH rast their vote on the spe
cial election to be held on December j
31. This is a question which vitally
The schools closed for the holl-.
davB with a pleasing entertainment,
and Miss Irwin, the high school
teacher, has gone to her home in
Salem and Miss Torter will spend
part of the vacation with friends In
WEEKLY ROGUE RIVER COURIER
Roseburg, also attending th Ktfo
convention at Salem.
The church and Sunday school are
planning a supper and entertainment
for New Year's eve which promises
to he pleasing and profitable for all
Miss Ruth G. Smith, a senior at the
state university at Eugene, is spend
ing the vacation with her rarents.
Rev. and Mrs. W. G. Smith, and Is
much enjoying life in the open. In
addition to her studies she Is physi
cal director of the women's depart
ment of the city Y. W. C. A.
Miss Mattie LIchtenberger, who is
teaching at Leland. is here to spend
the vacation with her parents.
The Wolf Creek Mercantile Com
pany are distributing beautiful cal
endars to their customers.
J. T. Cook, one of Missouri Flats'
enterprising farmers, was transact
ing business in Grants Pass Thursday
0. E. Harper, our efficient road
supervisor, has been doing some
much needed work on the road this
week, but had to Quit before the
work was all completed owing to
there being no more money avail
able. This is an unusual winter for the
placer miners and none of them has
been able to start up yet owing to
the rainfall not being sufficient to
cause the creeks to raise.
The bond election is not far off at
this writing and it will not be long
before we know whether we are go
ing to have more money to put on our
roads or not. We have got some good
graded roads here, but they will not
remain long that way unless there is
some chance to put on a good coat
CHICKEN DINNER FOR 25 CENTS.
Will be served each Saturday and
Smuiay at Ui American restaurant,
ibrmerly the Good Eats, opposite
city baud btand, Grants Pass. Prices
tor other meals as reasonable. Clean
MMi;h i,ml lomtonable beds for 25
and 60 cents. .Mrs. H. M. Parham,
NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS.
After January 1 all subscriptions
to the Weekly Rogue River Courier
will be discontinued ft the expiration
of the time paid for, excepting sub
scribers residing In Josephine county.
The label on the paper or wrapper
Indicates the date of expiration.
Make remittance payable to A. E.
Voorhies or the Roue River Courier.
All combination offers cease after
NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING
Notice is hereby given that the
stockholders of the First National
Bank of Southern Oregon will hold
their annual meeting at the parlors
of the said bank on Tuesday, January
13, 1914, at 4 o'clock p. m. This
meeting is called for the purpose of
electing a Board of Directors to serve
for the ensuing year and to transact
any other business that may properly
come before the meeting, and es
pecially to vote upon the question
of ratifying the action of the Board
of Directors in adopting amendments
to Sections 7 and 8 of the By-laws
empowering said Board to fix the
amount of the official bonds of the
officers and the employees of the cor
poration, which said amendment was
adopted by the Board of Directors
November 13, 1908.
H. L. GILKEY,
COUNTY WARRANTS CALLED IX! Chicago, Dec. 23. Four inches of
) snow had fallen here today a God
All Josephine county warrants pro-! send to the unemployed. Hundreds
tested prior to and including April of them were given work clearing
21, 1911, are hereby called in, and the sidewalks. The severe weather
are payable at my office. Interest will caused much suffering, however, and
cease December 25, 1913. charitable organizations were swamp
J. E. PETERSON, j ed. Incoming trains were almost all
County Treasurer. :
To the Voters of Josephine County. I
You" are hereby notified that the
Special Election called by the County
Court to be held on the 31st day of
December, for the purpose of voting
on road bonds, has been called off
and no election will be held on that j
day. E. L. COBURN. j
Clerk of the Court.
The stockholders of the Applegate-1
Williams Creamery Company are,
hereby notified that their annual I
meeting will be held the second Mon-J
day in January, viz.: January 12,!
1914, in the office at the creamer.
building, at 1 o'clock p. m.
Bv E. E. Abel.
CARD OF THANKS
1 "Aish to take this means of thank
ing those who helped me in winning
the grand prize in the Rogue River
Hardware Grafonola contest.
MISS LIZZIE LEMMOX,
1009 Wllltama. O
FRANK GREGORY KILLED
BY DISCARDED SWEETHEART
Denver, Dec. 24. Further Investi
gation today of the tragedy in the
RIalto Hotel here late yesterday con
firmed the belief of the rollce that
Mrs. Luelia Edler, aged 23, had kill
ed Frank Gregory, a boy of 21, be
fore she ended her own life. The
bodies were discovered when the
police battered down the door of the
Notes she left showed she planned
the deed because Gregory had refused
to marry her.
Gregory had informed hts relatives
that he intended to break off hts af
fair with the girl because he did not
think she was a fit person for his
people to know.
POPE PIUS CONFERS
DECORATION'S OX SIGNORA
Rome, Dec. 24. Pope Pius has
Just called to Rome and conferred un
usual decorations and honors upon
Signora Angela de Ollverla Ceasre de
Costa. Signora de Ollverla is presi
dent of the South American Associa
tion for Universal Peace and was call
ed to Rome from the Hague, where
she had Just unveiled a statue to
peace which she had presented as
one of the ornaments to Andrew Car
negie's peace palace.
Pope Plus, as did also his Imme
diate predecessors, claims that as
vicar on earth of the Prince of Peace
he should be the legitimate head of
the movement for universal peace.
His self-imposed imprisonment In the
Vatican, however, prevents his exer
cise of this duty, but he has never
missed the opportunity of granting
unusual recognition to those of the
church who carry on the peace pro
paganda in his stead.
GIRL FAINTS DURING
HANS SCHMIDT TRIAL
New York, Dec. 24. Following
stirring scenes when one young worn
J an fainted In the court room where
'Hans Schmidt is "being tried for the
' m..MnM 9 A win n A n in 1 1 1 1 a b a.d n ,
muiutri Ul nulla nuiuiiiici auu au-
other young woman was led from
the chamber and rebuked by her
fiancee, only one woman was present
when the trial of the clergyman mur
derer was resumed today.
The defense rested Its case today.
Former Judge Olcott reserved the
right, however, to reopen, should nn
anticipated hypothetical question be
propounded by Assistant District At
WIRELESS S. O. R. CALL
COMES FROM ARCTIC
London, Dec. 24. The llrsi wire
less' call for help ever recorded from
the Arctic circle came early today,
announcing taat the Norwegian
steamship Sagnvalk Jarl was ashore
600 miles north of Bergen.
"Bergen is working S. O. S. Wait
This message faintly tapped out
went the rounds of the European
, wireless stations about 1 a. m. All
stations as far south as Bordeaux
I were asked by Bergen to close down.
Then Bergen caught the distressed
'steamer's message, sent It on here
The steamer's wireless was picked
up at double the supposed radius.
late, especially from the west.
I'OST OFFICE DOES BIO
The local post office reports the
heaviest mail traffic for this time of
the year of any time In the history of
the office. Stamp sales alone havo
averaged $100 per day for the paBt
few days. Confidence Is expressed,
however, that all traffic will be cared
for without trouble, as the office bas
so far been kept clear without extra
help. There Is a steady Increase in
business, however, the incoming and
ou'golng mail running between 90
to 100 sacks per day each way. The
parrel nost has caused great increase
In post office business, but present In
dlratlftfis are that all this Increase
run be taken care of without trouble
during the holiday season.
Hare you tnytblnj you want to
TO OUR FRIENDS AND PATRONS:
Another year is coming to a close and
this fact reminds us of the manv obligations
we are under to the friends who have been
loyal to us during the past vear and have
remembered us with a good "share of their
Our constant aim has been to give ser
vice of the highest order, and we can assure
our customers of an earnest effort to give
such service during the coming year as will
merit a continuance of their support.
Indications seem very favorable for a
very prosperous 1914, andwe sincerely hope
you may get your full share of prosperity,
joys and health.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a
Happy Xew Year.
Yours very truly,
CLEVELAND HAS A
. Cleveland, Dec. 24. When Cleve
landerg awoke today the stage was
set lor one of the greatest public
celeorations the city bag ever Known.
The celebration is to be known as
Community Christmas and Cleveland
has the honor of being one of the
first big cities in the country to in
augurate the idea.
A Christmas tree almost fifty feet
high, decorated profusely with toys
and vari-colored electric bulbs, naa
been placed on the big public square
In the center of the city. Band stands
have been erected about it and the
ceremonies started last night.
The object of the Community
Christmas is to combine the activi
ties of various charitable organiza
tions and make the giving of Christ
mas cheer to the poor and needy a
matter of civic duty. In the past
the Associated Charities, Salvation
Army, Volunteers of America and
other charitable societies have sep
arately ministered to the needy.
This year a committee of thirty
five prominent citizens, Including
Mayor Baker and Lieutenant-governor
Greenlund, took chargo of all
charitable activities and they boast
that not a person in this city of over
! (500,000 souls will be without a good
meal and warm clothing on Christ
I A unique method of raising funds
was devised. A few weeks ago all
the downtown stores placed on sale
shares of stock in tho Community
Christmas Company. The shares
; sold for $1.00 each.
The certificates were made out in
due legal form. They stated the
Community Christmas Company
would return the original Investment
with Interest, not in money, but In
satisfaction a feeling that your In
vestment had gone to mnke some un
fortunate person or family happy on
the day on which was declared
'Teare on Earth and Good Will to
Men." The stock sold, even beyond
the expectations of some of the most
On Christmas Eve a great canvas
screen will bo spread at one side of
the public square and upon it will
lm thrown the words of patriotic and
Yulelldo songs. There will be
B!eeches and bands about the big
Christmas tree, while an elaborate
program has been arranged by vari
ous singing societies.
There has been established a holi
day "clearing house," and Cleve
landers have been asked to send tho
names of needy families to the com
mittee in charge, which will prepare
the lists sent In, eliminate duplica
tions and see that every needy per
son In the city Is supplied with food
The tree will be lighted nightly un
til New Year. On New Year's Eve
another celebration will take place,
which is expected to replace the hil
arious scenes In cafes and hotels
which have characterized the obser
vance of holidays in previous years.
CHARGE HAXDIT WITH
Ml RDEIl Ol-' MONTAGUE
San Francisco, Dec. 24. A formal
charge of murder was lodged here to
day against John BoBtlck, the South
ern Pacific robber suspect. He was
charged with shooting and killing
Traveling Passenger Agent Horace
Montague on December 1, the day
the Southern Pacific's train was hell
up at El Monte, near Lob Angeles.
The "alibi" on which Bostlck re
lied to establish his innocence was
shattered today. He had claimed
that he was at work at the Southern
Pacific round house here on the day
of the hold-up. H. II. Carman, fore
man of the shops, was brought be
fore Bostlck this morning.
"Did you ever see this man he
fore?" Bostlck was asked.
"I never did," wbb the answer.
Bostlck paled when told who Car--man
was, but remained silent. )
Sheriff Hammel of Los Angeles ar
rived here today. He Is confident
that, Bostlck Is the bandit, and de
clared he probably would take him
to Los Angeles tomorrow. Hammel
wanted to. leave today, but Captain of
Detectives Mooney would not consent
to this, as he wished to make a fur
ther investigation here.
Bostlck gave his ago as 22 and
said bo was from Iowa.
Dr. A. B. Clark of Honolulu, a
passenger on the Southern Pacific's
overland held up near Richmond,
Cal., November 14 last, Identified
Bostlck today as the man who did
LOST One doublo-bltted axe and
horse weight with strap, between
Courier ofllco and Frultdale. Fin
der please leave at Courier office.
COMPETENT WOMAN, with nine-year-old
child, wishes work. Pre
fer position ns cook In camp.
Would consider anything where
wages are good. Address No.
2202, care Courier. 12-26-2t
KANNkE, the plumber, Is rtsdy
any minute to replr your plumb
ing. 609 H stii.. Telephone