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DAILY ROGUE K1VKH COl'RIKR
. FRIDAY. DECEMBER fl, 101.
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USE HOME PRODUCTS.
Haui Industry League of Oregon
P. J. Kelt and Gua Newberry, of
Medford, are in the city today.
Mra. Geo. C. Treat left tor Seattle
J. A. Stevens went to Glendale this
morning for a short stay.
Louis Rose spent a few days at
home and returned this mornlug to
his work at Canyonvllle.
Hemstitching and pecoting at 10
cent a yard AH work guaranteed
The Vanity Shop, Medford, Ore. 27tt
1 Wiu. Huselton, ot Kerby. went to
Rosebum last night to spend the
W. T. Ureen, manager of the
Grants Pass-Crescent City stage line,
is in the cHy.
G. W. Cross, piano tuner, return
ed to his home at Medford today at
ter having spent several days here
W. it. Dockery, of the Portland
land office, lias returned north, hav
ing finished his Inspection ot cer
tain lands In this section.
A. L. Edgerton returned last night
from Valler, Mont., near Great Falls,
where he visited his partner, R. F.
Mrs. Hyram Bross left this morn
ing for Salem, after spending two
weeks with Mrs. A. C. F, Perry. 631
North Third street.
E. 'A. Rathbone was In from the
Swastika mine yesterday to meet
Jerome C. Smith, of Boston, 'who is
also interested in the Swastika. They
have left for the mine.
Mrs. L. I Perkins, who spent the
past three months visiting relatives
and friends, returned home Sunday
and will leave next Sunday for Oak
land, Cal. Mrs. Perkins spent the
greater part of the time with her
brother near Lewiston, Mont., but
also visited at Eugene, Portland, The
Dalles and on Grays harbor.
CITY TREASURER'S NOTICE
There are funds in the city treas
ury to redeem all warrants drawn on
the general fund numbered 13,617
and 13,654 Inclusive.
Interest will cease after Decem
ber 4th, 1918.
Dated at Grants Pass, Oregon, De
cember 8rd, 1918.
G. P. JESTER,
33 City Treasurer
Sam Collins, John Ramey, Jr., and
Henry Kenlson left Saturday' tor
Lassen county, Cal., with the Inten
tion of taking up homesteads. They
made the trip in Sam's auto. Glen
To the Itatriwh
During this period while the pro
fessional men turn to journalism,
there appears to be a call tor the
"cure all" druggist to come to the
rescue ot the people. We recom
mend "Sabln's Sore Throat" anti
dote used as a spray tor the pre
vention ot the Influema. It's a test
ed preparation. Sabin the Druggist.
CONTINUED BY DOCTORS
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not provide for bookkeeping, post
age on statements mailed, etc. Here
tofore we have permitted occasional
charges at the cheap rates but. no
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Five dollars reward will be naid
lor the arrest and conviction of any
one stealing the Daily Couriers from
residences or mail boxes.
Legal Blanks at the Courier.
"What is the best gait for a hungry
man to take?
A cake walk!
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NOT A HARD WALK FROM
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FROM A CHOICE MOLLECTION
OF CHOICE MEATS 1
The City Market
403 G STREET PHONE 62
AT AGE OF 81 YEARS
One of the deaths that have not
yet been mentioned Is that of Samuel
Russell, who died at Wildervllle Sat
urday night, November 23.
Mr. Russell, who has 'made his
home with C. F. Lovelace for the
past 27 years, was found dead in
bed, death apparently having result
ed from old age. Mr. Russell, states
Mr. 'Lovelace, had always been an
early riser, and when he did not
make his appearance Sunday morn
ing Mr. 'Lovelace sent his little boy
to awake him. Not until then was
the death discovered.
Funeral services were held Mon
day, November 25, at the Methodist
church at Wildcrville, and inter
ment was made in the cemetery at
that place. So far as known, Mr.
Russell had no living relatives.
J. H. Moore, who has been in
charge ot the California-Oregon
Power company's 'business here since
they extended their lines through
Glendale, leaves tomorrow for Klam
ath Falls, where he will be promot
ed by the company to the position
of assistant superintendent of the
Klamath division. Glendale News.
On the next two Sunday evenings,
December 8th and 15th respectively,
Rev.. Melville T. Wire will preach on
reconstruction topics at Newman m.
E. church. The topics are: "The
Hungry Hun at the Peace Table and
the Dinner Table," and "Modern In
dustrialism and the Problems ot Re
Fred W. Davis, known up and
down the Pacific coast as the 'Lum
ber Jack Missionary" will preach
Sunday morning at 11 o'clock at the
Presbyterian church, and in the
evening will give a stereoptlcon lec
ture, with a hundred slides. Mr.
Davis will speak on the development
of the lumber Industry.
AUCTION SALE of household goods,
farm Implements and a team at
the H. H. Wardrip ranch In Fruit-
dale, Saturday December 7 at 1
o'clock p. m. Read the posters
for particulars. 34
After prayer meeting Thursday
evening the Pawnee Sunday school
class of young men ot the M. E.
church met at the parsonage, 610
B street, and held their annual elec
tion; also initiating nine members
Into the mysteries of Pawnee fellow
ship. Arnold Meter was elected
president and 'Landa Gillette, secre
tary and treasurer.
Machine Gnn Lieutenant -
Lieutenant H. M. Guthrie, former
Grants Pass man, passed through
the city this morning returning from
Camp Hancock, Ga., where he fin
ished training in the jnachine gun
officers training camp. Mr. Guthrie
first took training and was awarded
a lieutenancy of infantry. He then
took two months of machine gun
work. Mr. Guthrie says the Improv
ed heavy modern, water Jacketed
Browning gun, with which he train
ed Is capable of firing nine shots per
second, and In a government' test
fires' 120,000 rounds In 1 hour and
LIVE ON ARTIFICIAL ISLAND
HEATH & HERMAN have removed
to 609 G street, Launer's old lo
cation, where they may hereafter
be found. 34
ESTRAYED One yearling steer:
Color light red; brand small
"W" and "bar" on right hip, no
ear marks. Reward for informa
tion leading to recovery of same.
W. H. Hull, Rt. 1, Grants Pass,
phone 606-F-21. 38
WANTED Employment by young
woman with high school educa
tion. No. 2061, care Courier. 38
WANTED 3 burros, well broken
to ride or pack. Write to C. B.
Baker, Soldiers Home, Roseburg,
Borneo Not Yet Civilised.
Although civilization has made ex
cellent progress In some parts of the
East Indies, barbarous practices by the
natives on the Island of Borneo still
continue, according to O. K. Hoey, a
merchant of Beta via, Java. He said
that traders who visit Isolated sections
of Borneo found It necessary to re
main constantly alert In order to guard
against attacks by Dyttks, who, how
ever, are gradually being driven farth
"On the Island of BaU the men still
load themselves op with many Jewels
and heavy chains as ornaments," he
declared. "The natives make good In
comes from their rice fields and traf
fic In pearls, but until a short time
ago the sight of an automobile caused
8alt Water Natives Who Wage An AU
most Constant War on Solomon
Built up artificially on reefs or
sandy pits, numbers of miniature is
lands dot the tranquil waters of shel
tered coves among the Solomon Is
lands, Gertrude Emerson writes In
A.slu Magazine. Here live, separate
from the head hunters who Inhabit the
uiiheulthful mangrove swumps iind un
dulutlng grasslands ot the interior or
the lofty spurs running down to the
sea, a salt-water people more or less at
enmity with the bushmen. Yet these
salt water people are as fond of their
fruits and vegetables, for which there
is no room on their nurrow, crowded
Island, as the Junglefolk are of their
fish. Truce Is declared on regular bi
weekly market days 'and on neutral
territory along the coast the women of
both peoples meet and do their bar
gaining. The dwellers on the artificial
Islands are skillful in all things per
taining to the sea, especially la the
building and handling of canoes. For
upon this slender thread their exist
ence hangs. The elaborately carved,
crescent-shaped canoes may always
be seen plying busily among the is
lands. Frequently they are the only
sign of human habitation In a world of
otherwise empty sea and rooted palms.
When the Interminable circle of the
horizon softens and disappears and
the fever-laden evening mists creep in,
when the pale waters' reflect as In a
mirror the burnt-out sky of day, the
canoes, silhouetted against the lumin
ous water, elide swiftly to the method
ical beating of paddles, accompanied
by the low barbaric chanting of dark
skinned men, ,
At the request of tho chairman of
the 'Red Cross and a number ot
prominent business men ot the city,
whose business suffered as a result
ot the report in Tuesday's Courier,
I corrected the statement "that there
are now 128 cases in the county." I
gave the tacts exactly as Dr. Smith's
records showed them, .which Is the
only record kept, and 1 had no Idea
of entering into a discussion or a
mud slinging contest, but since that
seems to be the doctor's chief stock
In trade, I am once more compelled
"to go to press."
Dr. Smith's latest Is Just as tar
from the true situation as his pre
vious effort to keep business away
from Sixth street. Ills records
showed, at the time he reportod to
the Courier on Tuesday 134 cases
since the beginning of the epidemic;
with 51 cases when he reported, as
occurring since November 28th. He
evidently has received some reports
since then. It Is true, the Courier
did not print the report Just as Dr.
Smith gave it to them as he report
ed 60 cases since last Friday and at
the editor's request, and to avoid a
mistake he had the doctor re-read
the figures to him. I overheard the
report and corrected it myself be
fore it was published.
I heartily agree with the idea that
the medical profession should try to
protect the people against contag
ious disease as well as treat thorn
after they have acquired It, and with
that object in view I Insisted that
the city schools remain closed when
the county health officer lifted the
ban In the country. To further as
sist In preventing the spread of the
Influenza I gave vaccine to 157 peo
ple free ot charge; people who were
unable to pay my foe for vaccination,
and to a great many others who do
not believe in tipping fifty cents tor
a professional service people who
were willing to pay a reasonable fee
and he sure they would not develop
an Infected arm from a dirty cheap
needle. Realizing that the cheap
est Is not always the best.
I will admit nothing regarding the
three families mentioned In yester
day's article because I have never
attended any of them; neither have
they ever consulted me at my office.
So If the doctor means to Infer that
I have failed to report any of my
own cases he Is wrong again as
usual, so I am not In line as a vio
lator or the law, but I might ask
the doctor why he has not reported
his city cases to me as city health
officer? And why did he not report
the cases of mumps he attended last
summer, ahd quarantlno them to
protect the community? I also won
der If It has occurred to him that
he Is violating the law every time he
accepts his salary as county health
officer and when he was county phy
sician, Blnce no man can hold a leg
islative and administrative Job at
the same time according to the Ore
gon law. He should 'lie compelled
to return to the taxpayers of the
county all such money paid him.
(Ref. Gibson vs. Kay, 68 Ore. 589.)
I It certainly Is unbecoming any
member of the medical profession to
commercialize an epidemic, and we
all know what the surgeon general
did to Dr. Smith's attempt to stimu
late his country practice 'by opening
the schools before the flu was under
control. It Is also unbecoming a med
ical man to knock other members
ot the fraternity, and It Is unbe
coming a gentleman to une the dirty,
foul, abusive 'profanity Dr. Smith Is
frequently heard using with refer
ence to a fellow practitioner.
I still maintain that what we need
most is a true statement of how
many cases there really are when a
report Is made, and not how many
there have been, because they re
cover In four or five days to-a point
where they are no longer dangerous
to others. There were two new cases
reported to me yesterday. Avoid
crowds and avoid the influenza.
DR. J. O. NIBLEY.
City Health Officer
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THE STORK OF GUARANTEE) 0001)8
C. R. FIFIKIil), Manager
V. 8. CASUALTY LIST
The following casualties are re
ported by the commanding general
ot the American expeditionary
forces for publication loday:
Killed In action .... 205
Died of wounds 41
Died of accident 8
Died ot disease v 206
Woundod severely 105
Wounded, degree undetermined 390
Woundod slightly 688
Missing in action 117
Killed In action Raymond O.
Clark, Warner Lako; Anlbale Desan- ,
Died ot disease Charles Syvan
Woundod, degree undetermined
Win. P. Monaghan, Yamhill.
Woundod slightly Sam Ventura,
Portland; Jesse Chester Uurdlck,
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Australia has spent millions In fight
ing a pest of rabbits, for which a man
who turned loose three pairs of rab
bits In New South Wales, In 1800, Is
responsible, and which has made nec
essary a woven-wire fence 1,200 miles
long, shutting oft the fertile agricul
tural regions from the central and
eastern semi-desert areas, where rab
bits most abound. We have a few
rabbits In onr own country west of the
Rockies. According to the biological
survey of the department of agricul
ture, fully 200,000,000 wild rabbits are
annually killed In this country, yet
men touring across the continent In
variably speak of the number of rab
Keep Up the Christmas Spirit
WITH A MESSAGE OK CUKKlU-'l I'IXS
If ever we should send out friendly cards of Christmas greet
ing, It Is this year.
There Is hardly anyone for whom tho war hs no caused some
hardship. Everyone needs a word of encouragement tho boys
away from home the folks back home our neighbors, relatives
and business acquaintances.
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