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TlllltHDAY, Di: DMIIKR 10, I0IH. DAILY ROGUE BIY'Kft OOLKIEfl PAGE THREE TTbe'Cbnstmas Spirit CLristmail One dayiprlng of cheerfulness and freedom from cankering care and selfishness and envy in a year of toil and tJrlfe and ooninmlng nnreit. Christmas, marvelous boon to huntnity, springing legitimately from the brief, eventful life of the carpenter's Son, it a fixed institution. The twen- tieth century oouTd not jpr ft If it would j youljn't if it oouia. me cnriitmas spirit it everywhere pervading tne world for tbli brief, bleiied day. Leveling ranks, tilenoing sdflih net, dwarfing care, ignoring toil, forgetting oreed and oult and birth and environment, it makei peace and good will not only poiiible, but inevitable. The gift! it bean are the ipon taneoua fruit of the omnipotent, all pervading ipirit of Christ mas a wellspring in the desert, a sunbeam on wintry day, a single exception to a steadfast rule. The spirit of Christmas never cloys. We cannot have too much of it. Horning, noon J and night, for breakfast, dinner and supper, the first thing on waking and thu last thing on going to sleep, every hour of j every day of every week of every month of the year we want the spirit of Christmas, for it is the spirit of ministration, of j giving, of service, of doing for others. "Not to be ministered unto, but to minister" tis motto lived out on every day of the year would dispel the sorrows of the world, smooth out its wrinkles, abolish its poverty, soothe its pain, comfort its heartaches, heal its diseases, make it a ' heaven. This is what is typified by every Christmas tree and every gift it bears, by every bulging little stocking that hangs r in tiia chimney corner, by every wreath of holly, by every greeting and merry wish. W lws lw Wws"' tsw sTss" srwa jpssgsw T jlniw e Useful Gifts INITIAL 8TATIONKKY KNGltAVKD GIIKKTIVU CAIUM (XHtUKWONIlENCK I'AltltH TOt' HINTS' WHITING CAHKM KIT-AM, TOILKT C'ASKH MYHTI.K WOOD IU)X8 1'AKIKIAN IVORY ARTICLES FOUNTAIN PENS KVKIWHARI' I'KMIIA JAI'ANKNK HAHKKT8 Many UM-ful article In leather good, drwk nrrvNorlra, cut U., mirrors and oilier aHlrlrs altaliln for (lirixlmaa iclftN are now rrady for your Inupwtion at Demaray s Drug and Stationery Store Christmas Is Children's Day The message of Christmas Is love. IU emblem Is radiant, thankful, con tented childhood. Without love and without children there could be no real Christmas. The form mlKbt ear but the substance would be lack ing. ' -i . Unhappy must be the adult who cad-1 not make himself a child sguln In spirit at the Yuletlde. For Christmas Is the universal children's day. Men and women are superfluous except as they make themselves partners with those whom the day glorifies. Let us, then, luy snide the affecta tion and arniKiince of munhood and womanhood and be children sgoin. Let us adopt their point of view an put ourselves In their places In the places of thexe sons and daughters of ours and of the sons and daughter of our neighbors. It was only a year or two ago, as It seems, when we bung our well-worn stockings In a row along I the mantel' ahelf, while our fathers I and mothers looked on wltb unfeigned pleasure at the Innocent confidence we showed In what the morrow would bring forth. Even as you and L It all cornea back In a flood of memories. Life wss simpler then. Our desires were less pretentious than those our chil dren voice now. Modest remembrances they were that bulged toe and heel of the stockings mother knit Life and Its circumstances change, but the essence of Christmas never. The same happy childhood, the same restlessness, the same snail-like creep ing of time as the holiday approaches. The same parenthood, too the same planning across the reading table after the boys and girls are abed, the same loving consideration of what this or that child moHt desires and how far the family purse can properly be stretched to permit some further purchase. Every home Is assured a Chrtntmss If It has a great, wunn heart pulsating In tune with the hopes and Joys of childhood. -Exchange. BITTER TOWARD HUNS Classffied Advertising FOB BALK A Christmas Wireless. To you and your a wirtlen Along- the Good-will Una It brines a Chrlatmss greeting Wltb low from ma and mine. All kinds of Commercial Printing at the Courier Office. - I)ruK. Nov. 30. (Special cor respondence) The civil population of Belgium Is much more bitter to ward the Germans than the soldiers who have fought them to a standstill during four years, crushed them, battered them about and wrecked the empire during the past four months. Terms of bitter execration, hate and revenge come from the civ ilians alone. A kind little old woman, tbe own er of a cigar store, sfter selling the Associated Press correspondent a villainous cberoot, an "ersatz" cigar relic of the German occupation, then launched forth In a violent denun ciation of the uninvited guests who made Bruges their home for four years. "This war must not end like this," she aald with a vehemence which contrasted greatly with her gentle appearance. "We must go Into Germany, they must suffer, ex plate." On tbe day of their depart lire the Germans robbed her store of $500 worth of tbe best cigars and cigarettes. On tbe Grande Palace In tbe shad ow of tbe famous belfry, an Irate gentleman was discoursing loudly, gesticulating wildlly. "Tbe pigs, tbe Infamous awine," he was saying. 'Shall It come to pass that they shall escape punishment? Is it pos sible that the German population will not suffer any of the hardships that their soldiers and officers have in flicted upon us? Shall they not sa lute our officers, descend into the gutters as our soldiers promenade on their sidewalks? Is It inconceiv able that tbeir women will be spared the humiliation of humbly begging of our officers a passport to travel between Aix-la-Chapelle and Co logne as our wives and daughters had to do to go from Bruges to Os tend? If we end it now they are beaten militarily but they are not vanquished In their pride, in their hearts." "He is a hotel keeper. The Ger mans requlstloned 27,000 bottles of wine from bis cellars," volunteer ed one of bis audience standing near by. Of all the allied soldiers the Bel- FOil SALE Sixty-five acrea on Pickett creek. House, barn and blacksmith" shop, 3 horses, harn ess, farming Implements, house hold goods, etc. Price $2,500. E. T. Carnegie, Merlin, Ore. 45 FOR SALE Eighteen eood rrada Angora goats and goat shearing machine. Price $100. E. T. Car negie, Merlin, Ore. 45 TO EXCHANGE WILL TRADE Five or 10 acres la pears, 9 years old, adjoining city of Grants Pass, for property la or near Portland, Ore. Inquire of F. M. Geiger, Boise. Idaho. 74 PHOTO STUDIO AUCTION SALE Saturday. De cember 21, at 1 o'clock p. m., at Merlin, Ore., for cash, tbe follow ing head of stock: Three cows fresh In a few days, one fresh In February; 1 milcblng cow and 2 are dry; 8 young cattle; span of horses with harness, weighing snout 1,300 lbs; 10 12 tons of oat hay and about 4 tons of rye, One rsnge, cook stove, one Vega cream separator. 3, H, Daley, Merlin, Oregon. 44 THE PICTURE MILL for fine photo graphs. Open daily except Sun day from 10 a. m. to S p. m. Sun day sittings by appointment only. Phone Mill, 28I-R, or residence) 140-J. STU L. O. CLEMENT. M. D., Prattle limited to diseases of the eye. ear. nose and throat Glasses lltted Offlce hours $-12, 2-6, or on ap pointment. OSes phone 42, resi dence phone IS9-J. FOR SALE One thoroughbred sow. one horse. Address E. F. Vahren- wold, 'Murphy. 46 & LOUGHRLDGB, M. D Physldaa and surgeon. City or. country calls attended day or night Resldene phone $6$; office phone 111 Sixth and H. Tuffs Bldg. PRINTING THAT PLEASES WE DO IT! FOR SALE Good, partly Improved ranch for sale. Will accept good, modern residence as part pay ment. What have you. Box 143 Kiddle, ore. 47 TOR SALE Good general-purpose mare, light wagon and buggy, fanning tools and Implements very cheap. Farquharson, Fruitdale, Grants Pass. 45 FOR SALE A-l Monarch maleable range, perfect condition, kitchen cabinet, ice chest, chairs, and gar den tools at half cost. A. S. Far quharson, Fruitdale. Phone 603 F-25. 44 TO RENT FOR RENT Partly furnished cot tage at 321 Rogue River Avenue three rooms and sleeping porch good well and one-half acre of land, barn; $5.00 per month. Key at 402 Rogue River Ave. 07tf PHYSICIANS DR. J. O. NIBLET. Physician an 4. surgeon. Lundburg Bldg. Health officer. Office boors, t to 12 a. m. and 1 to t p. m. Phone 810-J. A. A. WITHAM, M. D. Internal medicine and nervous diseases; ' $03 Corbett Bldg., Portland, Or. Hours $ a. m. to 1 p. m. A. BURS ELL M. D. D. C In block north of postoffice, corner Sixth and D street, surgical, electrical, chlropratlc and osteopathic treat ments. Office phone 197-R; resi dence phone 333-R. VETERINARY SURGEON DR. R. J. BESTUL, Veterinarian Office, residence. Phono 105-R."" ATTORNEYS FOR RENT OR SALE Our real dences at 801 and 811, North 6th St., eight and ten dollars a month. Will sell either or both. Make me an offer. John Summers, Leba non, Oregon. 40tf H. D. NORTON, Attorney-at-law. Practices In all Stat and Federal Courts. First National Bank Bldg. glan was the one who appeared to FOR RENT One five-room furnlsh bave the greatest desire to enter ed house at corner of N. 6 th and uermany. his country is strewn A St- inquire at Roper's Tailor with the wreckage of former happy gnop or pnone 603-F 14. 45 homes, perhaps tne very one where the soldier dwelt Is now a heap of I WANTED ruins. But these soldier boys dls- WANTED Girl or woman to BDend COLVIO ft WILLIAMS, Attorneys-at-Law, Grants Pass Banking Co. Bldg., Grants Pass, Oregon. : E. 8. VAN DYKE, Attorney. Prac tice In all court First National Bank Bldg. . O. S. BLANCHARD, ttorney al Law. Golden Rule Building Phone 270. Grants Pass, Oregon. play no hatred. They have not been robbed of their cigars or their wine. They have merely risked their lives In ratn-fllled trenches and bullet swept fields for the past four years. nights with lady whose husband is in the service. Call 303 West K. St 46 WORK WANTED By competent woman ag cook In camp, or gener al housework. -May L. Brown, Sel ma, Ore. 47 SHOULD GROW ILL I WANTED Baby carriage in good condition. Address No. 2145 care Courier. 44 MISCELLANEOUS JITNEY SERVICE Any where, any time. Phone Mocha Cafe 181-R Otto J. Knlps, Residence 149-Y. 238 TAXI If going or coming call the White Line Taxi. Safety first. Call at the Spa confectionary. Phone 262-R. Residence phone. 320-R. 45 According to H. D. imively, a rice grower of Richvllle, Calif., there is no reason why rice could not be grown In the Rogue river valley with a fine profit for the growers, says the Mali Tribune. Mr. Sniveley ar rived in the city yesterday with a sheaf of rice which he placed on ex hibition at the commercial club rooms. "You have Ideal soil here for rice growing,,' said Mr. Sniveley, "and it gets as hot here in the summer as it does In California. All you need is water and I hear there is a good chance of irrigation. To give you WE REAPAIR cars, tome idea of the Droflts from rice, r generators, I raised 48 sacks an acre this year which sold for $212. 'Our main pests are ducks and geese. I saw five acres of rice de stroyed in one night this season by a flock of them." MEDFORD business College, now open. 1 Stenography and related subjects; classes under personal supervision of F. Roy Davis, offi cial court reoorter. 60 BLANCHARD ft BLANCHARD. A torneys, Albert Bldg. . Pho 226-J. Practice in all courts; lan board attorneys. C. A. SIDLE R, Attorney-at-Law, ref eree In bankruptcy. Masonls temple. Grants Pass, Or. DENTISTS E. C. MACY. D. M. D. Flrsf lase dentistry. 10H South Sixth street Grants Pass, Oregon DRAY AGE AND TRANS UK COMMERCIAL TRANSFER CO. Al kinds of drayage and tranatac werk carefully and promptly dona Phone. 181-J. Stand at freight' depot A. Shade, Prop. THE WORLD MOVES; so do we Bunch Bros. Transfer Co. Phone M7-R. F. G. ISHAM, drayage and transfer. Safes, pianos and furniture - moved.' packed, shipped and stor ed. Office phone 124-Y. Resi dence phone, 124-R. mag's, coils, starters, batteries, ig nition systems. Satisfaction guar anteed. Stelger Garage, 211 North Sixth street. S6tf E. L. OALBRAITH, insurance, rent als, acreage, building and loans; snaps In city property. 609 G St, Liauner'a old location. 68 Learn to Be a Listener. The man with brains In his head la j a good listener even If he doesn't know what men are talking about It's a pleasure to listen when you're Inter ested. The next best thing Is to act as though, you were. That does not mean that you are to act the hypo crite. It means that you are to put yourself at attention and the chances are that you will become Interested. You Just must learn to get Interested In what concerns the world. Disregard what Interests others and thereby you make confession that does not count to your credit. So even If you can't confess the most lively interest, find out what there Is about the thing that Interests others and the result muy be a revelation to you. Biblical Town of Gaza. Al-Mlntnr. or the watchtower, still exists to the east of the town of Gaza. It Is where Samson Is sold to have car-i-icil tin- irtite of the city. On the road from Guzu to Jaffa are ancient olive trees, ninny of them more than one, thousand years old, with gnarled bark imil Immense trunks. .There Is an old legend which credits Gaza with the In vention of the first mechanical clocks. TIipmc- wene perhaps the sand clocks which are still used In some mosques. The California and Oregon Coast Railroad Company TIMH CARD Effective Nov. 19, 1818. "2E 1 - Impossible. j You could not persuade a man that i a homely girl )s a good manicurist. ! Memphis Commercial Appeal. .; I Blankets numbering were sent to Franoe by Cross emergenclea. Dally Thought 1,200,0.00 1 There is nothing so powerful as the Red I truth ; and often nothing so strange i Daniel Webster. . - WE WELD Cast Iron, Steel, Aluminum, i or Bronae How about that broken stove casting that you did not think could be fixed. Try us and see. We make a speciality la weld ing automobile frames. TATIS A ADAMS AUTO CO. BU H Street Grants Pass, Ore. Trains will run Tuesday, Thursday . and Saturday Leave Grants Pass. 1 P. M. Arrive Waters Creek 2 P. M. Leave Waters Creek S P. M. Arrive Grants Pass 4 P. M. For Information regarding freight and passenger rates call at the office of the company, Lundburg building, or telephone 131.