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daily nooiB nrvEH cainiEfl PAGE THREE SOLDIER LETTERS IUy Harper JMHiit-li Hlilcr fit, Nuxarn, Franco,1 November 24, 1918. Dear Father: ' ' ' , , Th censor boa lifted the lid toduy mo will write a few thing which I couldn't write before. Tlile U Sunduy and off duty. We bad an Inspection of equipment, which In the first time since we loft the itatoa. We probably will have frequont Imiiocllona now until we leave for home. The latest dope It that the Depot Q. M. troope will be the laitt to leave France. Don't ex pect me before June or July. Tomorrow I no to St. Mllo on a aevun day loave. It takes two day to make the trip. I will have about 11 daye all told. Will loave here tomorrow night at 9 o'clock, arrive In Parle 7 a. m. Tuesday, am allowed 13 hour In Pari. At IS will be In the day time I will take It In. The last time I waa there It waa night and tboy did not have any lights. Will be able to see more this time. Will send aome postcards from there. The French passenger enrs are dif ferent than ours. They are cut up into compartments. The doors are on the side Instead of the end. Will try and tell you something about my trip over. To begin with we didn't see any submsrlnes. I was disappointed. Left Camp Mor- rltt where I wrote Undo Will at 3 a. m. Arrived at Hohoken N. J., about 9 a. m. and marched directly board the transport. Ild In the harbor one day and ono nlRht, leav ing about 5 o'clock. The Statue of Liberty sure waa a beautlfu? sight, all lighted up. Things were quite pretty as we slipped out of the har bor. Kveryono was doing some tall thinking. You see we expected to see the enemy as soon as we landed In France. Looking back now It seems rather comical. We wore hardly out of the harbor before I begun to feel sick. Went below deck to our quarters and crawled Into my hammock. As soon as I laid down I full relieved, slapt soundly all night. Hut oh. In the morning, when I put my foot down on the deck. Sick, gee, I thought I would surely die. Didn't eat any nil day, next morning ate an orange, which promptly camo up at noon. Ate aome dinner and from then on was In pretty folr shape didn't miss a meal. Stayed on deck all I could. One night thme was an awful storm, one of tho port holes was broken In, and as our compartment was below the water line, the water rushed In. Don't want to say what the other boys thought, but for my silf I was scared, my first thought was a torpedo boat hit us. We had boat drill at most unexpected times so wo were nil tuned up to the hlnh- MOTORISTS 01 It GARAGE Is equipped for every klnl of repair work, and our workmen are experts in their line. Nothing is ever half done, no detail Is ever overlooked. It Is properly finished im the sMt. Our prices are reasonable. liny your supplies from as. We charge' no more than the foreign denier for the same article, and WE PAY THK Fit EIGHT and YOU HAVE IT. rtuy yonr gasoline from as. It Is the best and oar prices' are al ivays nt the bottom. It pays to buy your gasoline here. Fashion Garage and Machine Shop Burke & Son, Proprietors W. T. Itreen. Propr.. Gratis Pass & Crescent (ily Stage Co. Big, Easy Riding Pierce Arrow Cars Off l,o Old Observer Mlkl Corner Seventh anil G Htrects I'uoiie 2 Telephone 02"-T and Iflil est pitch. The day we sighted land wss one of thanksgiving for yours truly. Landed at St. Nuzare, from there we hiked snout three miles to a camp---rostod there for two days before going to work. My . first work was pushing ft two-wheeled truck, did that for two weeks. Was put on the motorryclo as a couriur for the depot quartermaster, stnld st that until about five weeks ago. Have not had any regular duties since then. Cannot complain about being overworked. Don't know what I will do when I come back. The motorcycle Job is a "goat glt- ter" don't care to have any more of It. We are not at St. Nar.sre now. This place Is called' Montalr, and warehouses you should see them. Unilo flam sure Is there. The French people think we are It. They move so alow and don't realise we have done things until a week or two after It has been com pleted. We have a great deal of freedom here now compared to what we did have when we first came over. Have permanent passes which are good to all tho nearby towns, these we visit on Sundsy. Would like to be pne of the first to come home, but when I see some of the boys here from the front. It mokes me realUe that they are entitled to come home first. As for me I am as safe here as at home, There Is some talk of sending men back here from the states after they are discharged to work as civilians, If the conditions there are not good,1 ( may try and eome back here. Our good weather Is over for the present. This a. in. was very nice, but now It Is raining. Looks like I asked for my leave a little too late. I am going anyway. Being an Ore gonlan, rain shouldn't hurt me. When the boys start back, I may see some one 1 know, as yet have only seen Seth llulley. Do you know rouHln Frank's address here in the A. K. F. Suppose by the time you receive this Horry will be home. Well, what do you think now about my prediction of lost summer that the war would bo over by Christmas? llopo you folks won't get the flu. Am foellng fine. There doesn't seem in ha anv fin nvi.r here, of course h ugUB, ba, Do.t expect to visit the hospital this win ter. illave run down, so will close for this time. Love to all, your af fectionate son. PVT. WILLIAM It. HARPER. Sup. Co., 308 Q. M. C A. P. O. 701, American Ex. Forces. Pops'a Wslcems to Ntw Yssr. It la the universal custom among the Jesuits to, hold New Year's eve serv ices In their churches aud chapels throughout the world. At the Qesn church. In Rome, the pope always at tends tho service In person. The serf Ice consults of "Tbe Miserere" and tbe benediction. H. (JliMlngi. Alien I When the New Year Arrives sT certain periods of the year there are curtain tllreoses that sweep tbo country. la the spring liillucuM afflicts man kind; In the summer, rose fever, and In the esrly autumn the bay feverites nullle and mangle the English lan guage. Hut wltb tbo beginning of tbe fear an epidemic of disease of tbe must virulent sort spreads over tbe Ivlllzed world, causing utnety-nlne out of a hundred of Its inhabitants to raise their right bands Involuntarily and wrsr by all that's holy they will hold fast to the strulgbt and narrow path forever and forever. Tbo symptoms of the disease are al ways tbo same. -It Is totter and more generally known than tbe common cold; It Is more regular In Its aipar- snce, ond more persons suffer from It than from any other affliction, yet physicians and bacteriologists hove never found a remedy or Isolated Its germ. This microbe, once taken Into the system, can never be eliminated. The same victims suffer from It year ifter year, and each year end hundreds of thousands of new sufferers join tbe ranks. Tbe d Incase first mukes Its appear snce In December. A victim beams bcstlUcally around a poker table and announce. "Well. boys. I swesr off on tbe 1st" Jan, 1 arrives. Simultaneously sev eral hundred million persons rise, yawn aud glance at the calendar. In voluntarily tbe muscles of tbe right arm contract, elevating that memler toward the celling. ' In a state of tem porary stupor tbe victim voices good Intentions. Borne of the more serious cases even rnsh off to a notary public to record these thoughts In black and white and pay said notary SS. Tbe stupor is attended by either a lapse of memory or a distorted mentality. In the first case the victim has entirely forgotten his attack of tbe year be fore; In tbe second be says, as be has this tub rr will ua diffluent I said almost every year of his life: "Oh. this year it will bo different I'm not going to bust 'em this time." This Is tbe crisis of tbe disease; now cornea tbe alow recovery. So many persons suffer in this coun try from the disease that it might al most be called a national question. Its seriousness lies in the effect upon some of the largest industries of tbe coun try. Manufacturers of expensive femi nine spparcL cigar stores, hundreds of other institutions that give our coun try its envied reputation of being pro gressive and enterprising, a land of big business and mammoth industries, are hit and hit bard. Tbe fact that In most cases the recovery is exceedingly rapid is the only redeeming feature. Few of the resolution makers have been known to remain in dreamland later than noon of Jan. L Perhaps, one reasons, officials of the affected Industries have made no effort to have the government take measures to prevent the spread of this New Year's disease to tbe younger genera tion, and to try to effect Its cure in the case of present victims is that with recovery comes an Increased ad diction to the articles In question. This hi another generally recognized symp tom and Is a secondary and psycho logical effect rather than a primary and physical. In from live minutes to one week. statistics sbow, tho disease usually runs its course. The victim becomes him self again, ne draws himself, to his full height, voices the thought. "Aw, what's the use?" and resumes his nor mal mode of life with renewed ardor. If he's a smoker he smokes more often for a few days; then gradually habits become normal until tbe next attack gives a new impetus. This Is shown by the consumption of cigars. During the first few days of January fewer are smoked than at any time during the entire year. Tbe consumption grad ually Increases as patients recover and reaches its maximum Jan. 8, after which is a gradual falling off to nor mal. Albany Knickerbocker-I'rese. .. : T- The American Red Cross sent 3,000 tons of cdndensed milk- to the children of prisoners in Archangel, Siberia, and 2,000 pounds of powder ed milk to the children of France. on A1' LTIIOUGU many of the old cus toms bave been dropped and al most forgotten. New Year's parties are not ont of date. A nice one is pantomime of an enchant ed girl. A- damp sheet mnst be faatened up across the room or between tbe folding doors of tbe parlor. First fasten tbe corners of tbe sheet, next the center of eacb of the four sides In order that the cloth may be perfectly smooth; then place a lighted candle on the floor about four or five feet from tbe cen ter of tbe curtain. When tbe lights In the room occupied by tbe company are turned out shadows of the actors be hind the curtain may be seen on tbe screen, some one, standing outside tbe curtstn and facing the audience, should relate the story of the play of how a young girl while walking oot on the last day of October meets Halloween, who presents her with three gifts to try ber fortune, and bow, when she la about to do so, s witch enchants her. etc. After tbe story Is finished and lively overture baa been performed on some musical Instrument tbe panto mime la played as follows: . Hsllowssn Appears. Tbe young girl personating tbe en chanted one conies gayly forward from tbe side. When almost across tbe cur- tnlu she meets Halloween, wbo ap proaches from the opposite side, ar rayed In a short dress, with wings made of newspaper folded fan fash Ion and fnntened on tbe shoulders. In her bsnd she carries a cane with a silhouette of a cat or two or three stars and a crescent cut of stiff brown naper and piloted on the end. Halloween shows tbe maiden three gifts au upplc. a hand mirror and an unllghted candle. I intend of the mir ror a crystal ball may be used. Sssklng the Future Is the Crystal Ball Before presenting them she illus trates by gestures the use to be made of eacb. Holding tbe mirror or globe In front of her face, she bites the ap ple, then looks quickly around, as if expecting to see some one, and, again holding up tbe mirror or globe in one hand and the candle in the other, she takes a few steps backward. When a boy or young man enters by Jumping over the light which gives the ap pearance of his having fallen from tbe sky, Halloween looks around, and the boy or man quickly disappears. All this time tbe girl stands trans fixed wltb her hands raised and all the fingers spread out In astonishment. She receives the presents, which are given with many nods aud gestures. The Old Witch Enters. As the maiden then takes up tbe apple and mirror or globe her band Is stayed by a witch with Bowing bair, wbo has approached unpercelved. car- Medford Auto Top Co. 30 N. Grape Street r MEDFORD, OREGON All kids of Auto Top repairing. Old tops recovered to look like new. Auto curtain lights ot all kinds. Satisfaction guar anteed, both work and prices. Give us a trial. Plate Glass Light a Specialty fi i IB Classified Advertising FOR R ALU FOR SALE Wheat at $2 per bu shel. Wanted to buy a few choice milk cows. Phone C12-F-23. Ed. L. Schmidt ft Son. 62 FOR SALE: I have 170 thrifty young, bred ewes. Come And look at them, they will please yon. Rosenberg Bros.,- Hotel Medford, Medford, Ore. 55 TO REST FOR RENT Partly furnished cot tage at 821 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 FOR RENT OR 3Ai Our resi dences at 801 and 811, North 6th St., eight and ten dollars a month. Will sell either or both. Make me an offer. John non, Oregon. Summers,. Leba - 40tf PIANO for rent. Inquire 706 North Fifth street; phone 208-L. 51 WANTED EXPERIENCED waitress wanted; good wages. Foutch ft Foatch, Roseburg. For particulars phone 834-J. . E2 MISCELLANEOUS JITNEY SERVICE Any where, any time. Phone Mocha Cafe 181-R Otto J. Knlps, Residence 149-Y. 5S MEDFORD business College, now open. Stenography and related subjects; classes under personal supervision of F. Roy. Davis, offi cial court reporter. 60 WE REAPAIR cars, mag's, coils, generators, starters, batteries. Ig nition systems. Satisfaction guar anteed. Stelger Garage, 211 North Sixth street. S6tf HAVE YOUR tires repaired at the Maxwell garage. Get work that holds any kind of an Injury on any sized tire taken care of. 70 E. L. GALBRAITH, Insurance, rent als, acreage, building and loans; snaps In city property. 609 G St, Launer's old location. 68 ELECTRIC WIRING Electrical ap pliances repaired. Call or phone 42, Grants Pass Hardware, and leave orders. ' 55 STRAYED ESTRAYED There came to my place December 18, a yearling Jer sey without brand or marks. Own er can have same on paying charges. Alonzo Jones, Rd. 4. 54 rylng nnder one arm a broom and wearing on her bead an ordinary hat with a piece of newspaper rolled up and pinned on to form a peaked crown. Tbe poor girl looks anxiously around and discovers she bas been enchanted, for there are three girls Instead of one. This effect Is produced by two more lighted candles being placed on tbe floor on either side of the first candle. The candles are removed, and the Old Year, an old man. Instantly appears. Discovering him quickly, tbe girl runs forward to tell her sorrows and finds that It is only when alone that she la enchanted, for when she attempts to point out ber other selves they have disappeared. Making many guesses she looks here and there for them, bat In vain. Then as the Old Year leave- she bids him a sorrowful adieu. -The Little New Year. Immediately little New Year enters crowned with a paper star and wear ing wtngs of paper. Tbe young girl rushes to meet the New Year with a hearty greeting. She then tells him of her enchantment and kneels down, and the little New Year raises both hands above her head, then, klsslnc his hand to the maiden, departs. Nel lie F. Morris in Pittsburgh Dispatch. "CAN I BE CURED?" SAYS THE SUFFERER Sd often bave yott beard that sad try from the victims ot disease. Per haps the disorder nas gone too xar lor help, but oftener it la Just in its first stages and the pains ana aches are only nature's first cries for help. Do not despair. Find out the cause and give nature all tho help you can and she will repay 70a with health. Look after the kidneys. The kidneys are the most overworked organs of the human body, and when they fail in their work of filtering and throwing off the poison, that constantly accumulates in the sys tem, everything goes wrong. GOLD MEDAL Haarlem OH Capsules will give almost Immediate relief from kid ney and bladder troubles and their kin dred ailments. They will free your body from pain In ahort order. But be ore to get GOLD MEDAL. Look for the. name on every box. In three slses, sealed packages. Money, xafundsd if they do sot help. yoo . 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. H. Oeiger 912 North ' Tenth street, Boise, Idaho. , 74 PHOTO STUDIO THE PICTURE MILL for fine photo graphs. Open daily except Sun day from 10 a. m. to S p. m. Baa day sittings by appointment only. Phone Mill, 283-R, or residence 140-J. 87tt PHYSICIANS L. O. CLEMENT. M. D.. Practice limited to diseases of the eye, ear, nose and throat Glasses fitted. Offloe hours 9-12. 2-6, or on ap pointment Office phone (2, resi dence phone 3 5 9-J. a LOUGHRIDGE. M. D.. Physiol. nd sux geoa. City or country calls attended day or night Resident phone 369; office phone 113 Sixth and H, Tufts Bldg. DR. J. O. NIBLEY, Physician and surgeon. Lundbnrg Bldg. Health officer. Office hoars, 9 to 12 a. m. and 1 to E p. m. Phoae S10-J. . A. WITHAM, M. D. Internal medicine and nervous diseases: 908 Corbett Bldg., Portland, Ore. Hoars 9 e. m. to 1 p. m. A. BURS ELL M. D. D. C In block north of postofflce, ccner Sixth and D street", surgical, electrical, chlropratlc and osteopathic treat ments. Office phone 197-R; resi dence phone' 233-R. VETERINARY SURGEON DR. R. J. BESTUL, Veterinarian, residence. Phono 806-R. Office, DENTISTS E. C. MACY. D. M. D. Flrsflaas dentistry- 109 South 8fcrta street Grants Pass, Oregon. DRAYAGE AND TRANS liK COMMERCIAL TRANSFER CO. Al kinds of drayage and transfer 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. Phoaa 397-R. F. G. ISHAM. drayage and transfer. 8afes, pianos and furniture moved, packed, shipped and stor ed. Office phone 124-Y. Resi dence phone, 124-R. ATTORNEYS H. D. NORTON, Attorney-at-law. Practlcea in all State and Federal Courts. First National Bank Bldg. COLVIG ft WILLIAMS, Attorneys- at-Law, Grants Pass Banking Co. Bldg., Grants Pass, Oregon. E. 8. VAN DYKE, Attorney. Prao tloe in all court First National Bank Bldg. O. a BLANCHARD, ttorney at Law. Golden Rule Building Phone 170. Grants Pass, Oregon. BLANCHARD ft BLANCHARD. At torneys, Albert Bldg. Phoai 286-J. Practice is all courts; law board attorneys. G. A. SIDLE R, Attorney-at-Law, ref eree In bankruptcy. Masonls temple. Grants Pass, Ore. The California and Oregon Coast Railroad Company TIME CARD Effective Nov. 19, 1913. Trains will run Tuesday, Thursday . and Saturday Leave Grants Pass. 1 P, Arrive Waters Creek 2 P, M. M. M. M. Leave Wsttrs Crqek S P. Arrive. Grants Pass : 4 P, For information regarding freight and passenger rates call at the office ot the company, Lundburg building, or telephone 131, . The Red Cross sent 15,000,000 cigarettes, 60,000 stacks ot cards, 20,000,000 boxes of matches and 1,000,000 chocolate 'bars to England tor American soldiers, waiting to go to France. CHICHESTER S PILL W J-l TBS DIAMOND BBAJfBw . -r4X uiiHiMwiiiwiMtt -1 - UtsussAstsl Bra silt. 1. J suul 4J14 BBttalllcX twi.M. MsOarf rtk Rli Ribboca. " KiHIXnii it hand nixs. he si MnkoswuBI.Salt.AlMriadHkH SOU) Bt DRUGGISTS EVLRYVfULtt sr. ai iiksv S0 it a