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DAILY K'JUCB KtVKlt OOllUhH
MONDAY, DHCKMllEn 8, I0IH.
For Dance Music
are superior because of their
volume, clearness and perfect
A 12-inch double disc re
cord, playing about 4 minutes
to the side, costs but $1.25.
We have them for all the
new, as well as the old, stand
A good way to learn the
new dances and entertain your
friends. Come In.
The Mosic&Pbto House
A Word From the Tanker Tomcats.
A few lines to my friends of good
old Southern Oregon, as to the great
progress of the tank corps.
I enlisted In the tank corps in
Seattle, was Inducted at Grants Pass,
-was sent to Camp Colt, Gettysburg,
Pa., where I spent f 're days In quar
antine, or Casual Company, where
a severe examination was given.
physically and mentally, but the best
of all was that lovely "three-in-one'
In the arm. The sixth day my name
was called off for transfer, which
made me feel a hundred per cent
tine, for believe me, Casual Com'
pany is no Joke. I was then trans
ferred to 334 Battalion, Co. B, Light
When I went Into the company I
didn't know how to execute about-
face property, but all that stuff came
fast and furious and now I am only
three weeks' old a soldier and am
third sergeant of 334 battalion, com
pany S, tank corps and am plugging
That about-face, to ; the rear,
march, squads right or left about,
parade rest, or right in the line is
old stuff now. We have all that
down pat, - but the main question
now Is what are they going to do
with us overseas? There are twelve
battalions of tank corps. Today we
toad a review early in the morning,
that is, of the entire tank corps. Our
battalion, that is, the 334 and 333,
were picked out to be the best. Guess
who won? We did, of course, the
best out of twelve battalions. I wish
you could have seen our company
line when we went by the reviewing
stand. It was as straight as a die.
I am glad we pulled out ahead.
Secretary of War Baker was here.
They thought we had been in train
ing six or seven months, when three
weeks was the most.
Nobody knows what they are go
ing to do with us, but I am ready for
anything, France or stay at home.
I must ring off now, for it Is time
for taps. I beg to remain,
SGT. M. H. DAVIS.
FOR SALE 600,000 feet pine saw
timber. A. 'B. Allen, Merlin. 30
WANTED Partner with gasoline
saw to help cut BOO cords fir
wood. A. B. Allen, Merlin. 30
FOR SALE Good range, sewing
machine, bicycle, chickens. Call
1304 Foundry street. 30
Do Present Work Well.
Some people hunt more Important
work to do Instead of doing the work
they find to do. Any work well done
opens the way to some task of Im
ifs A wonderful
aid to cook
B. F. Sklllman went to Portland
Saturday night on a business trip.
Formamlnt tablets. Sabtn has It.
Mrs. Andy McCarthy went to
Portland Saturday night to spend a
Henry (Heinle) Ahlf, son of J. H.
Ahlf, is home from Bremerton on a
Marie Edwards spent Sunday at
home, returning to Medford in the
Mrs. R. H. Creager and little son
went to Coqutlle Sunday night, after
visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E
Hemstitching and pecoting at 10
cents a yard All work guaranteed
The Vanity Shop, Medford, Ore. 27tf
Sergeant G. W. Matthews spent
Thanksgiving here with his wits and
left Saturday night, returning to
Private Eugene Brown, of Camp
Lewis spent the Thanksgiving sea
son at his home at Pro volt, return
ing north Saturday night.
(Private R. W. Tavenner returned
from Independence this morning.
where he spent Thanksgiving with
Lew and Joe Schmltt returned
Saturday night from Gazelle to spend
the -winter, the Schmltt Bros lumber
camp having closed down for the
Harold White and John W. Smith
came in from Kerby yesterday and
left on the evening train, the for
mer returning to O. A. C, at Cor
vallis, and the latter to Wapato,
Mrs. Charles Miller, of Weed,
spent a few days here with her
mother, Mrs. Mae Booth. Mrs. Mil
ler was joined Saturday night by her
husband and they went to Portland,
where they will attend the golden
wedding celebration of Mr. Miller's
Mrs. K. M. C. Neil left for Port
land last night to spend the holi
days. Mrs. Nell is expecting Her
husband, who has served at the
front with the British armies for the
four years of the war, to be dis
charged in time to return home with
CAPTAIN' BLVE PROMOTED
Washington, Dec. 2. Captain
Victor Blue, commanding the super
dreadnaught Texas, has been select
ed for detail as chief of the bureau
of navigation, with the rank of rear
MAXY MORE CASUALTIES
YET TO BE REPORTED
Washington, Dec. 2. Officials
said today they expected casualties
announcements would continue for
about 100 days more.
Old-Tims Temperance Pledge.
An Interesting relic of bygone days
has come into the possession of the
Scottish Society of Antiquaries, In the
form of a minute book of the burgh
of Selkirk which reveals an Instance
of a burgher who decided to "take the
pledge" not to touch drink, so long ago
as 1592. The burgher, Thomas Kerr,
gave as his bond "one pair of gray rus
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to thank our many
friends who have written their ex
pressions of sympathy during our
late bereavement. We especially
thank the Deer Creek Grange, No.
371, of which we are members.
MR. and MRS. NICK SAUER
V. S. CASUALTY LIST -
The following casualties are re
ported by the commanding general
of the American expeditionary
forces for' publication today:
Killed in action 900
Died of wounds 250
Died of accident 38
Died of disease 440
Wounded severely . 535
Wounded, degree undetermined 548
Wounded slightly j 92
Missing in action. . 372
Total .. 8175
Killed in action Lieutenant Rich
ard J. Fuller, Portland; Lieutenant
JohnF. Orr, Yamhill; Pvt. William
W. Hayes, St. Johns.
Died of disease Julian T. Lowe,
Nyssa; William H. Klostra, Elgin.
Wounded severely Willard Clin
ton Gill, Portland. . ' : .. - -
- Missing in action John E. Mo-
din,. Voting; Charles W.: Rlckards,
Portland; Glenn F. Scheap, Pratum.
J. E. Clomtngs, of Los Angeles, Is
In the city, Inspecting the vaults In
the local banks and the courthouse.
Office Plume. Changed
Call 124-Y or call at 415 G street
for F. Q. Ishani, transfer. 31
C. S. Hobers and A. II. Uagen aro
installing machinery near Glendtile,
for the purpojie of turning out rail
"Love Letters of a Rookie." the
funniest yet, at Clemens, the Rexnll
Arrives In Washington-
Mr. and Mrs. E. O. Harris have re
ceived a letter from their dauahtcr.
Cecilia, tn which she states that she
arrived in Washington, D. C, last
Monday. Miss Harris Is In the for
eign quarantine service.
Returns From Spokane
Mrs. Roy Clarke, of Takllma, re
turned Sunday from Spokane, ac
companied by her mother, Mrs. Mar
Ian Townley, of Woodward. Iowa.
and Mr. Clarke's father, Robert K.
Clarke, of Spokane, Wash. . They
were stopping at the Oxford yester
day. Poultry Show
The Southern Oregon Poultry as
sociation will hold their fourth an
nual show on December 18, 19 and
20, at Medford. The officers and
directors are making large prepara
tion for this event and expect to
make it the best one ever given In
O.-O. V. Co. Improvement
The California-Oregon Power com
pany has practically completed Its
power line connection between Cas
tella and Kennett, says the Siskiyou
News. The heavy copper cables are
In place and the telephone wires
have been strung. Power will be de
livered to the Kennett smelter this
Election of Officei
An election of officers for Jose
phine Chapter No. 26, will be held
Wednesday, December 4. All mem
bers must be clear on the books o
participate In any business coming
before the chapter. Edith Rowell,
worthy matron. 29
Loral Hoard Orders i
The local board has received or
ders to have all records of classifi
cation and examination closed up by
the 9th of this month. However, the
chief clerks of all such boards will
probably be needed for some time
yet. All other clerks will return to
Camp Lewis to be demobilized, as
the local boards will probably not
be needed In the demobilization pro
The date of the demonstration of
simplified table service to be given
by Ruth Corbett, home demonstra
tion agent, was Incorrectly given In
yesterday's ipaper. This demonstra
tion Is to be given tonight, Monday,
December 2, at 7:30 at the high
school, and Is especially for the
teachers and young women of the
town whose profession Is not home
making. Civil Service Examination
The civil service commission an
nounces that a first prade or clerical
examination will be held In this
city on February 1, 1919, to estab
lish a register from which selection
may be made to fill vacancies as
they may occur In the customs, in
ternal revenue and other branches
of the government service. Entrance
salaries range from $1,000 to $1,200
per annum. Age limits are 18 years
or over. For information and ap
plication blank apply to the local
secretary, board of civil service ex
aminers, at the postofflce, this cltyl
Small Crowd at Luncheon
Only a small crowd gathered for
the Chamber of Commerce luncheon
today noon at the Chamber of Com
merce rooms, although the ladles
had prepared a fine dinner. Sam
Baker addressed the meeting, tak
ing for his subject "What the Food
Administration Wants Us to Do." A
delegate was appointed to attend the
Portland Chamber of finm
meeting, December 12, 13, 14. when
steps "Will be taken toward organ
izing the various commercial bodies
of the state Into one great' organi
Sold IkMNMi to lndUmt
Frank T. Berry, U. 8. marshal
from Portland, arrived here Sunday
-from Klamath Fafls In charge of
Tom Crystal, accused of soiling
liquor to the Indians. Crystal faces
a serious rliarge and will be taken
Fred Vinton, from the Puget
Sound country, was taken before the
examining board Saturday, his san
ity being questioned, but the -board
dismissed him. He was, however,
taken to the county hospital yester
day, but ran away, No efforts are
being made to detain him.
"Iav Inters of Uookle'
It you care for fun read this book,
Clemens, the Rexall store. 29
Albert Tavls, of Merlin, was ar
rested yesterday by Deputy Sheriff
Lister and V. S. Marshal Berry. of
Portland, charged with evading the
draft law. Tavls was brought to this
city and with Tom Crystal, of Klam
ath Falls, was taken to Portland to
day by Berry. Tavls had his pre
llmlnary hearing before IT. S. Com
missioner Herbert Smith, was placed
under 11,000 bond, was unable to
raise the amount.
f. AKES NEW RULING
Effective Sunday the certificate
plan of distribution of sugar to deal
ers and the card system for consum
ers wilt be abandoned. In making
the announcement the food adminis
tration explained that "owing to the
congestion of cane sugar In IouIhI
ana and beet sugar In the producing
districts, It has been found neces
sary to relieve the situation Immedi
ately by allowing the unrestricted
distribution of sugar."
The statement from the office of
Food Administrator cAyor proceeds:
"Therefore, effective December 1,
the certificate plan of distribution
will be abandoned and. manufactur
ers and dealers can procure their re
quirements wltfiout the use of cer
tificates. Thiol also applies to pub
lic eating places, but the regulations
governing the serving of sugar In
public eating places, whereby the
quantity used Is limited to four
pounds tor 90 meals served, will
remain In full force and effect.
"Consumers are restricted to four
pounds per person per month and
dealers should endeavor to see that
his is done without further use of
the consumer's card.
"It should bo clearly understood
that the removal of the abovo re
strictions does not in any way affect
the price charged by the refinery to
the Jobber, or by the Jobber to the
dealer, or by the dealer to the con
iAnclent Clmta ftnlH
Probably executed for that patron of
the arts, the Romnn emperor Hadrian,
a superb cameo of the head of Medusa.
wonaerruny carved from a boss ot
translucent chalcedony. wn snM m
auction here, recently, bringing l,1fi(S
guineas (about $8,750). It was a classic
reminder of a classic sale, for It form
ed part of the Incomparable Marl
borough gems which realized, en bloc,
85,000 guineas In June, 1873, passing
to the late David Bromilow, of Battles
den Park. The collection was formed
by George, third duke of Marlborough,
and comprised gems which had belong
ed to such famous connoisseurs as
Thomas Howard, earl of Arundel ; Wil
liam, second earl of Bessborough, and
Philip Dormer, earl of Chesterfield.
Many difficulties had to be over
come In the production of a satisfac
tory compass for aerial work. Chief
among these was that of neutralizing
the magnetism of the engine (and In
particular the magneto), and of pre
venting the effect of centrifugal force,
which caused the card or dial Inside
the compass to swing in a direction
quite Independent of north when the
airplane was banking on a turn. How
ever, a truly excellent compass Is now
Tried to Follow Instructions.
When a youth of Buffalo was Invited
to his first formal dinner party his
mother advised him how to appear to
the. best advantage and told him to say
something complimentary abont the
food. The young man attempted to
follow his mother's advice. When the
soup was served he remarked:
"This Is pretty, good soup, what
there Is of it."
He, sow that the remark was -not
well received and tried to save him
self by saying, "And there's plenty of
It, such as It is."
Xgal Blanks at the Courier.
The Price of a Bite
A customir wauts us to figure out tho approximate cost of a
bit at the present iprlce of foodstuff.
But we cau't do It.
There Is too much variation in the price of groceries. Boms
grocers keep tho price up aud are looking (or a chance to raise It
a notch. That contribute to the high cost or living.
We don't do that.
We buy economically and soil just as we buy, and our custo
mers got the benefit.
You get better bltoa at less cost when you buy from us. Fig
ure It out yourself OUR figures won't Hour you.
THE STORE OF GUARANTIED GOODS
C. l" FI FIELD, Manager
J. Warren Kerrigan
"A llurglnr for a MkIU"
: ' LyiMiM A Moran In a baseball romody
MERMAIDS AT PLAY!
All the majesty and beauty of murine and Niilmmrino film art In
WILLIAM FOX'S new, lavish MTtitl irtntlng
srtsv MILKS OF ilLM TAKEN f
OU THRILLING) 'SCENES )U
DARING 8-VFOOT DIVE IIIRMNG OF SHIP AT SEA
ESCAPE FROM TOIITI RK TOWKIt IIATTLK WITH Hl'HF
SHE KEPT THEM ON THE JOB
Pscullar Beauty Treatment,
A mnslcal-comedy actress, who
prides herself on the beauty of her
limbs, suspends herself dnllv from
a cord fastened across her room, and
surfers a sister professional to work
her legs pumphandle for ten or twelve
minutes. This treatment Is beneficial
In several ways, exercising the mus
cles and imparting strength and hard
ness both essential to a burlesque
dancer. Artists' models undergo sim
A Parisian bounty specialist achieved
reputation and riches by Inventing a
round-shoulder cure. Hundreds nf nf.
Dieted beauties placed themselves un
der nis care, spending hours dally In a
prostrate position, and wearing a pe
culiar backboard with an lnmnln-lv
Legal Blanks at the Courier.
Diving Venus In
8cets All Lovers of Dogs.
Scotland Is n great slieop-growing
country, yet It loves the dog; gives lilm
his due In llfo and reveres him In
denth. At the castle In Edinburgh
there Is a little plot of ground where
the dogs of the Scottish soldiers are
burled; it Is a charming spot, and on
many little tombstones there are ten
der tributes to departed friends. In
front of Sulnt Giles cathedral In- the
same noble city, there Is a monument
to a little skyo terrier, and upon It,
carved In stone, an Inscription to Rou
blo, who refused to leave the church
yard whore his muster was burled, and
died upon his grave.
Five Dollars Reward
Five dollars reward wilt be paid
for the arrest and conviction of any
one stealing the Dally Couriers from
residences or mall boxes.