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DAILY ROGUB RIVBIt COUKllkK
Till IWDAV, OCT4MIHII S, IflH.
Joe Boesch Writes Home
Somewhere la France
August 23, 1918
- "We arrived safely In France and
are now In the barrack until we
move some place near the
but do not know when that will be.
i ' We tare had a tine trip across the
ocean and the sailor say that it was
the .best weather they, had had In a
good many trips.
, It is not halt a bad as they said
it would he, hut we are a long way
from the worst of it. I do not think
It will be anything like they say, so
you will not have to .worry about me,
a I will get along all right.
- I tell you that the French sure
have the same way that they had a
good many years ago, and It Is really
the same in many way as when we
crossed and were out to grandfath
er's place. The people do not look
like they worried very much over
the war, but you cannot tell by their
looks how they are taking it at
home. Tou do not see many young
men in France as they are all at
the tront now. -
I think my hardest part wtU be to
get used to speaking, the French
language, but I am going to learn
all I can about It so I can talk French
.with you when I get hack.
Sept. 6, 1918.
I have moved to a new place again
and It Is near a village which they
say la one of the oldest ones in
France; I was just through (he
streets of It and If you do not look
where you are going you will meet
It at the same place iwhere you start
ed, and then have not gotten any
place at all.
iWe have a fine place to stay and
I think It Is the finest place yet for
a camp. It is on a small hill and you
can see for a very long ways around.
The iweather here Is fine, and It is
something like the weather at home.
'We think that we have a great
many grapes. Tou should be here
1 PER32NdL 25 LOCAL J
T - -J -s I I II I I I I J
Miss Martha Raymond is spending Hoy SnwU Meeting
the day in Hertford.
Miss Bernlce Gibson, of Merlin, is
la the city.
Mrs. Vallard Truax went to Cot
tag Grove today on a visit.
H. Sordy, of the Oregon chrome
mines, has Just returnd from a bus
iness trip to Portland and Seattle.
Mr. and Tin. Sims, who have min
ing Interests on the Applegate, were
at the Oxford today.
Mrs. O. W. Smith went to Medford
this morning to appear as a witness
in a homestead contest case.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Roesale, of
Pleasant Valley, were In the city to
C. E. McLane. democratic nominee
for sheriff. 77tf
Mrs. P. J. Bauer went to Medtord
this afternoon to visit Lois Harmon,
nurse at Sacred Heart hospital.
Walter Ooettsche, of San Lois Ob
tsby. who visited his brother, Au
gust Ooettsche, went to Dlllard this
morning to visit relatives.
R. H. 'Blanchard, brother of E. E.
Blanchard of this city, and Mrs.
Blanchard, who have teen here for
the past tour weeks, left yesterday
tor their home at Chadron, Neb.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred H. Madlgan ar
rived this afternoon from Aberdeen,
Wash., to spend a tew days with the
latter' parents, Superintendent and
Mr. J. O. Imel. Mr. Madlgan Is In
charge of spruce logging operati ms
for Wilson Bros, of the Grays Harbor
There will be a meeting ot the
Boy Scouts tonight at 8 o'clock at
the Chamber ot Commerce rooms.
Chief of Police McLane Is taking a
tew days vacation, during which time
A. Q. Churchwood 1 wielding the
XV. It. V, Meeting
Gen. Logan W. R. C. will hold a
called meeting tomorrow, Friday,
afternoon. Every member Is urgent
ly requested to 'be present.
Medtord IMittrict llehlnd
A big jump ot $45,000 In Liberty
bond subscriptions yesterday In the
Medrord district shot Ut total so
far subscribed up to $180,000 last
night, which sum Is about 1115,000
shy ot the district's quota ot 1298,
15 1. Medford Tribune.
Olven toy Honor Ouard girls Sat
urday, October 12, Waldorf hart, ad
mission 50c, 26c, spectators 10c. 88
OLD RESIDENT DIES
Pay Taxes Now
Payment ot taxes should be made
before October 5 In order to avoid
additional penalty Geo. Lewis,
Henry J. Croxton, life-long rest
dent ot Grants Pass, died at his home
on East iD street Wednesday after
noon. Mr. Croxton had been burn
ing grass along the fences of his
and see this place, grapes are all you
can see for miles around.
I have met a good many of the
toys from home In the last few days
mad I sure like to meet them as It
seems like being at home again.
We may stay here for some time,
then we may move near to the tront.
but do not know when that will be.
T hope it will be soon, as It may be
over before we get there, and I would
not like to miss the front for any
, I am getting on to a few French
words, hut 1 think It will take me a
long while before I will be able to
make them understand me.
From your son, JOE.
COOK JOB. I. BOESOH, 1074847.
254 Aero Squadron,
'A. E. V., France.
place and at about 4 o'clock tell over
dead. He had been In poor health
for a year or more past, suffering
from heart trouble. ' The funeral ar
rangements will not be made until
the arrival of a daughter, Mrs. M
M. Murray ot Klamath Falls.
MILITARY P0UCE HELP
DAMAGED BY FIRE
The residence of Ed Baerlocker,
corner Third and E streets, was bad-
damaged by fire this morning at
about 11 o'clock. The fire depart
ment responded promptly to an
alarm turned in by neighbors who
noticed the blaze, and succeeded In
saving the building, although the in
terior ot the kitchen was burned and
the roof practically gone.
The origin of the fire is a mystery,
as Mr. Baerlocker had no fire In the
house. Members of the department
believe It was caused by boys playing
in the basement. The .building and
contents were Insured for $2,000.
Firemen state that only the added
pressure from the recently Installed
pump made It possible to save an)
of the building.
Fearing thut the German hordes
would come within range of their vil
lage on the western front the inhabl-
tants gathered what belongings they
could and, escorted by British mill
tary police, evacuated their home and
were taken to place of safety.
The women and the little children
were the last ones to leave the village.
The picture shows a child wearing
th steel helmet of the military police
man who Is assisting In their escape.
Break Into Hoi
The home of E. W. Brltton, near
the Riverside school, was broken In
to Tuesday night The party gained
entrance through an upstairs win
dow. The Brltton family are away
and It Is not yet known whether any
thing was taken.
Iinest tor Kranoe
The committee on the linen (or
Franc Is hoping that every family
will respond freely with their gift
ot towls, leaving them at the Bed
Cross rooms with Mrs. Griffin.
Honor Guard to Meet
Important meeting ot the Honor
Ouard girls Thursday evening at
7:80, at the Chamber of Commerce
room. Election ot officers. Every
member needs to be present. 78
.Meets lUchartlNon and lloeerh
A letter from Ted Wallace to his
folks which was received recently
speaks ot meeting Elmer Richard
son and Joe lUoesch, both Grant
Pass boys, over there, and said that
the boys were quite happy and tee!
lug full of pep.
llattstlted Ad Kates
Classified advertising In the Dally
Courier will be charged for at the
rat ot 5 cent per tine per lame un
leas paid In advance. The rat of
25 word at 50 cents per week does
not provide tor bookkeeping, post
age on' statements mailed, etc. Here-
tofore we have permitted occasional
charges at the cheap rates but, no
Peoners All Volunteers
An Item In a recent Issue of the
Courier staled that three sons ot Mr.
and Mrs. Con Fenner had volunteer
ed and one was drsfted. This was an
error. Mr. and Mrs. Fenner are
proud ot the fact that their tour boys
were volunteer. They are also In
vesting everything possible in bonds,
having sold all their surplus cattle
to buy bonds to help supply their
boys with ammunition.
Regular Sunday Services
Rev. P. K. Hammond returned to
hi home in Ashland yesterday after
two days spent In this city. Rev.
Hammond announces that beginning
next Sunday he will hold regular ser
vices here at the St. Luke's Episco
pal church, In the evenings.
Viewing the Roads
The county court did not transact
much business yesterday aside from
attending to the regular routine of
affairs and allowing a gist of bills.
Today the court is out viewing the
road at Jeff's hill, on the Applegate,
with the view i ! determining wheth
er to gravel the same or not.
North Hound Trains lelayed
The northbound train schedule has
been disarranged for two days. Wed
nesday's passenger train No. 14, due
here at 8:47 a. m. was annulled and
.No.'s 54 and IS, due last night, ar
rived this morning about 2 o'clock.
This morning's No. 14 .wss several
hours lste. The trouble wss caused
a slide on the Shasta division
south of Ashland. There was a very
heavy rain In Northern California
hlch almost amounted to a cloud
Influenza Close By
The dread Spanish disease, influ
enza, has made its appearance close
by. Bert B. Pratt, a soldier from
Bremerton, has -been 111 with the
disease at Rocky Point, but Dr,
Loughrldge, who has been In attend
ance, states that Mr. Pratt has al
most recovered his normal health.
Matron's Official Visit
The visit ot the grand worthy ma
tron, Mrs. Mable Settlemelr of Cot
tage Grove, to Josephine chapter, Or
der of the Eastern Star, on Wednes
day evening was made an important
occasion, and was attended by nearly
hundred members of the order.
Other grand officers were also pres
ent. The grand worthy maton, ac
companied by local worthy matron ,
Mrs. Stanton Rowell, and 'Mr. and
Mrs. C. A. Sldler, went to Kerby to
day to pay an official visit to the
Hunters Get Limit
Charleg and Jess Patrick. Lonnle
Spencer and Earl Perkins of Rose-
burg, Joe iMoore, ot Klamath Falls
Walter Goettsche of San Louis Ob-
laby, Cal., Fred Isham and August
Goettsche of this city have Just re
turned from a hunting trip to Squlr
rel camp, 28 miles by trail from Oa.
lice. They had a fine time and each
of the party got the limit of bucks
The Rosetourg members of the party
left for home this afternoon.
As to Declaration of War.
There Is no set form for a declara
tion ot war and it hue even been ques
tioned whether a formal declaration
of any kind Is necessary. An Ameri
can writer on International war says:
An act of hostility, unless It be lone
In the urgency of self -preserve Hon or
by way of reprisal, is In Itself a fall
declaration of Intention; any sort of
previous declaration therefore Is sn
empty formality unless an enemy must
be given time and opportunity to put
himself In a state of defense, and It
is needless to say that no one asserts
sucn a tninc to be nhumno
Formal declaration of war nreoedlnff
the beginning of b -utilities was more
common In ancient times and In the
middle ages than in modern time. In
vestigation has shown that of 118 wars
between 1700 and 1872 less than ten
showed declaration of war prior to
Booze Peddlers in Bad
When the United States court ses
stoned opened this morning Chas. F,
Snelllng, a well known cattleman
who resides near Dorrls, Cal., and
his brother-in-law, D. M. Clinton,
Klamath county rancher, pleaded
guilty to the charge of Importing
liquor Into the state, whereupon they
were each fined $150 and costs by
Judge Wolverton. It Is understood
that several Portland men will be
here tomorrow morning to plead
guilty to a similar charge. iMedford
An advertisement appearing recent
ly In the Wathena Times reads: "Th
nan who sold Decker some fresh
eggs recently will be surprised to know
that one of them batoned some hour
after Mr. Decker bought them. By th
hear good luck that seam to attend
Mr. Decker, th egg wss not sold be
fore the nativity, so Decker's store
tta retains it reputation for trash
good. Th little chick has had tender
car from Mr. Decker. The farmer
who sold this fresh egg may hava tb
chick by paying for this adv., a Mr.
Decker carries only fresh good mar
anteed aad ha not taken on a atd Ene
of poultry." Kansas City Star.
Letter heads that will please yon
at the Courier.
Fulton Market Clam Chow-der
We have the best cooks
in the city and buy the
highest grade goods Come
any time, we are always
glad to see you.
ThROUGH WILDS OF AFRICA
Plenty of Exeltsmsnt - In Motorcar
Trip Recently Undertaken by
Lever of Advsntur.
To trnvt'l 1,800 miles overland In
tuntorvur through the wilds of South
Africa without a mishap la considered
a remarkable nceouipllshuient, accord
ing to a story In African Motor of
In this article It Asher of Tort Elis
abeth tells of a successful trip. "The
roads In this country are notoriously
bad, wJiU-b makes the fent performed
by the car the more striking," ssys Mr.
Th Journey took him through Or-
hauiatowu, City ot th Saints, Fort
Beaufort and through Bedford, a typi
cal Inland city, and many of th larger
In spite of rainstorm and almost
Impassable road no difficulty was ex
perienced throughout th whole trip
ald from tire trouble. Some portion
ot th Journey were mad at th rat
of 87 mile per Imperial gallon of
Parts of th Journey through Mon
tagu pas and Kysbna hills had to be
negotiated In second speed, yet through
all of this mountainous travel the re
markable feat are was th coolness ot
th motor. Mr. Asher reported that
do water, was put In th radiator from
Oudtshoora to Port Elisabeth, which
ar at opposite aide of this hilly coun
try. Describing part of th trip and com
menting upon th appalling road con
ditions in places, Mr. Asher say that
after plugging and struggling through
almost Impassable roads, a river wss
encountered which had to be forded.
It waa necesssry to take the plunge
with th car Into a swift torrent, so
deep that he could not open the car
door. Th radiator . wss partly sub
merged, but the car plowed through
7 fr l. inwIphUI
An we downhearted, No, no, no.
Ileaullfiil land of somewhere.
Down In Hindustan.
Dreamlug ot home sweet home.
Dress up your dollar in khaki.
Uod send my boy sate home again,
(loodbye I'abarutblan night.
Goodbye my little lady.
Hello central! Give mn no mans
I can't let 'em suffer for want ot love.
I'd like to see the kaiser with a lllly
In his hand.
In a garden of shadows and tear.
I may stay away a little while longer.
I miss daddy'a good night kiss.
I've adopted a Belgium baby.
1 wonder what they are doing to
night, your girl and mine.
I'll come sailing home to you.
The Music and Photo House
Htaaloa Ituwell, Proprietor
In making confectionery th Chin
ar very skillful, and possess th repu
tation of having many secrets. Thty
are able to empty an egg and All It
with aa almond nougat without on
being able to find th slightest break
In the shell. They slso take th entire
pulp from an orange and Oil It up with
fruit Jelly without leaving a trace of
an Incision In the rind.
Our classified ads bring result.
Ar you Registered? If not, then
do It now. Saturday, October 6th,
1918. I the last day to register for
th Oeneral Election.
E. I COB URN,
80 County Clerk
OCT. 80, Wednesday llalowe'on
supper by M. E. Ladles Aid. 7Ttf
Fewer Japan Silks.
Just aa we had learned to value Jap
anese silks and crepe and so on, es
pecially a substitutes 1q these time
of shortage of so many materials, we
hear that certain ships engaged In the
Eastern trade, and that brought US
these serviceable and charming ma
tertat. have been loaned to th Im
perial government and that baa cre
ated a scarcity In transportation fa
cilities. Bo georgettes, crepe de
chines, snd so on, are added to the list
of growing srardtle and advancing
prices. Added to this, little silk I
coming from th French and Italian
Plscer and Quarts Mining blanka
Drill Meeting Tonight
The local military training school
will drill tonight at the courthouse
at 7:30 sharp. Every person Inter
ested In drill work, especially if they
were registered on the 12th of Sept.
should be present. Monday snd
Thursday nights have been set as
regular drill nights, and on every
Thursday night, beginning next
Thursday, Major Crowson, of Med
ford, will be present to give instruc
A CLEAN SWEEP
$1.25 Value for 99c
36 Brooms in our window at this price
THE STORE OF GUARANTEED GOODS
C. It FI FIELD, Manager
Parker to Eater Army-
Mr. and Mrs. George Parker to
day received a wire from their -son.
Charles Parker, announcing his leav
ing Arizona to Join the army and
asking for his corporal warrant and
discharge. Mr. Parker served for
three years In the regular army,
leaving the service about eight years
ago. For the past three years he has
been at Blsbee In charge of the larg
est automobile branch In the state.
FOR SALE Your last chance to buy
our household furniture, carpets
and dishes, typewriters, check wri
ter, lots of machinist's tools. No.
5 Barnes lathe, No. 2A Buffalo
punch and shear, Valvollne oil, 15
gallon and 30 gallon steel drums,
bicycle and 'Ford roadster with
lots of extras, now at 604 South
Sixth street, Grants Pass, Ore.,
'Miles Mnlntyre. 79
FOR SALE Singer sewing machine,
drop head up-to-date, in good con
dition; 4 h. p. gas engine. Call
1235 M street, phone 19. 80
FOR SALE iBean fodder, $8 per ton
two miles down lower river road,
Just above pumping plant. Inquire
707 Foundry street. 84
LOST Sag of tool. 'IBt between
Qnch'a garage and Frultdale. Fin
der please leave at Ford garage.
Admlxelnn I.V and io
Geo. M. Cohan
In Ills Own FamotiH I'luy
"Hit the Trail Holliday"
An Artcraft Picture
"George M. Cohan as Hilly Sunday"
That's the way Now York dr4uatio critics describe It... The bar-tondnr-evangellHt-liero
ot this play Is a "ringer" for the former
baelmll player whose forceful pnwIUng has nuule hundreds of
tlumnondH hit the trull.
HIT THK TRAIL TO THE JOY THEATRE
COMING FRIDAY and SATURDAY
In FATTY AT CONEY ISLAND
POPULAR HONGH and
JAZZ PIANO PLAYING