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GRANTS PASS DAILY OOl'KIER
Till 11HDAV, JAM'AHY 'ill, 1UIO.
8RASTS PASS ' 0A11Y COURIER
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of all news dispatches credited to It
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.THURSDAY, JA5.XARY 23, 1919.
f Rain In west, rain and cold-
er in east tonight Friday fair.
. TIME TO GET BUSY
The legislators at Salem are put
ting In much of their time discussing
road matters and a late dispatch
from that city states that the mem
bers hare tentatively agreed that a
$10,000,000 bond Issue be provided
for the purpose of building highways
over the state. '
From this vast sum many thou
sands will no doubt be spent on lat-
. eral roads as feeders to the main
highway and already the citiiens of
progressive communities are work
ing to secure appropriations for their
respective districts. .They are organ
izing and are strong believers in the
theory that "everything comes to
him who goes after it," realizing
that in order to pull out of the uid
rut and enhance the value of their
property, as well as to keep abreast
, of the times, they must have, better
and permanent roads leading from
the rich farming districts to the
paved highway. They will not re
ceive all they ask for In the way of
appropriations for these lateral high
ways, but by making an earnest and
Intelligent effort they will receive
something much more than will the
community that sleeps with folded
Isn't it about time for Grants Pass
and the ranchers in this part of the
Rogue River valley to wake up?
"There were 25 persons on the
car, and with one possible exception
all of those injured will recover,"
says a dispatch about an interurban
trolley accident in an Ohio town
"The possible exception is Wilbert
Lewis, motorman, who was serious
ly burned about the face, shoulders
Spreading rails. It seems, were to
blame for the plunging of this heavy
car 20 feet from a bridge over
creek. Pilings along the bridge
caught the car before it went com
pletely into the water, but the front
part was submerged. "The motor-
man, who was both shocked and
turned, revived when he fell into the
icy water. He broke the glass door
of the vestibule with his f!st an
got out. He then walked along the
side of the car, ripping screening
from the windows. He pullea four
passengers to safety through th
windows before he lost conscious
Not all the stories of heroism
come from the fields of France. II
Wilbert Lewis dies of burns, expo
eure, shock and almost superhuman
strain, he will haVe lost his life for
his fellowmen just as truly as th
boys in khaki have done. ,.
A SPECIFIC 'REMEDY JfEEDED
A few days ago the. greatest sea
port in America at New York was
tied up by, a strike of workers. Bus
iness was paralyzed, food supplies
were Interferred with, and many
homes were cold because there was
lack of fuel. Foreign trade was
FRESH T1LAMOOK CHEESE .
KINNEY & TRUAX GROCERY
blocked and the railway yards were
tied up tight.
Since that time other strikes have
occurred, the one at the shipyards
of the Northwest being in Tull swing
at the present time, approximately
50,000 men being out of work. But
the American public has been so ac
customed to strikes that It stands
calmly by, taking tie-ups as a matter
of course, something to be endured,
like a crop failure or a blizzard.
America at the present time
with our president in France is at
tempting to compel peace throughout
the world, but this same America
appears to be unable to compel peace
Arbitration hoards will not prove
futile if backed by the proper legis
lation enacted by congress. The
president and congress should get
With the present Pacific highway
completed and a military highway
running from the' Columbia to the
California line, Oregon would be In
a fair way to keep herself from
sinking Into the mud to her ears!
Twenty-flve cents per pound for
Oregon hops, on a three-years' con
tract, explodes the theory that pro
hibition "shot the hop business all
GRAY AUTO IAD GREAT
Mexico City, Jan. 6. Correspond
dence of the Associated Press.) I
The record of crimes attributed .!
the supposed organization popularly
buuku oa me gray auiuuiuuue ruu
ber band" has been augmented by
the killing In the federal peniten
tiary of Francisco Oviedo. Oviedo
had been a prisoner for a year and
a half and was accused of being one
of the sub chiefs of the robber band
which has operated here for two
years or more. He was slain with a
dagger by a negro prisoner who was
charged with nine other murders.
xno iuumK m. uviwio juacw.
Uluer ouBlac,e in me pain oi me au-
thorlties who tor two years have1
been trying to discover the supposed
man or men "higher up" who direct
the operations of the robber band
which uses a gray automobile In
making their raids.
Six men, Including Oviedo were
held In the penetentiary accused of
being members of the band. Several
weeks ago one of them, Rafael Mer
cadante, Is said to have offered to
confess. Shortly afterward he died
from an unknown cause In his cell.
Two weeks later Oviedo offered to
tell what he knew and two days af
terward he was killed. Four others
who remained in prison have not
offered any- statements to the au
The gray automobile, late in 1916
and early In 1917 figured In numer
ous daring and productive raids. Pos
ing as agents of the district govern
ment and bearing forged credentials,
the occupants would stop in front of
a house, enter it on the pretext of
searching for arms , or robbers, or
with no pretext at all, take what
they fancied and drive away. At the
height of their career the bandits,
pursued by a police motor car, waged
a running fight with their pursuers
through the Pasea de la Reforms,
one of the principal highways of the
city. Several deaths resulted from
the Interchange of rifle shots.
Later a society woman complained
to the authorities that she had seen
a valuable necklace, stolen from her
by the, auto bandits, on the neck of
an actress. Called upon to exnlaln.
the dancer asserted that the Jewels
were a present from an admirer.
The alleged giver was a general In
the Mexican army. The neckluce
was returned, but apparently this
clue did not lead to the lendors of
The operatives, however, finally
were surrounded while engaged in
robbing a house In the foreign col
ony. But each time that it appears
i that the truth was near disclosure.
the principal witness counted on by
the elate to establish its case, dies.
Thus passed Mercadante and Oviedo.
BARON VON DER LANCKEN
Baton von der Lancken, civil gov.
'.liiu Li Brussels gnder the Germans,
.ns c elected to direct a commission
if rcutral residents of Brussels namtd
to investigate charges of unnecessary
cevaztation during the German re.
est from Belgium,
Von der Lancken
' ,' 8 part lne mura,r
KEEP P, I E.
A meeting of citizens was held
Tuesdav to dlscusd . the situation
a-,caused by the court order suspending
servlce on the Pacific & Eastern
January 31, and a committee ap
pointed to communicate with timber
owners and lumber operators, to se
cure their cooperation In efforts to
keep the road In operation as a log
glng road at least until the lum
ber men have time to formulate
some' plan for the future.
Another meeting was held this
afternoon which was attended by H
D. Mills, manager of the Butte Falls
Lumber company, and arrangements
will be made to send a delegation to
Portland to take up the modification
of the court order and secure the
terms of the receiver for the pur
chase of the property, with a view to
enlisting capital and freight guaran
Mr. Mills stated that the Butte
Falls Lumber company had expended
$140,000 the past year In modernlz
ing its equipment and was now, for
the first time ready for continuous
operation. The mill Is now cutting
50,000 feet of lumber a day, has a
million feet manufactured and await
ing shipment and two million feet of
logs cut. Two carloads of lumber
a day can be furnished. Medford
Got George In Wrong.
Little -Ethel, whoex big brother,
George, wus her teocher's bead, walk
ed proudly to the desk with her exam
ples worked neatly. The teacher, af,
ter looking them over, said "Ethel, I
don't like your methods." "Well, then,"
ald Ethel. "I'll tell my brother, George.
He wrote them for me."
FOR WORLD LEAGUE
brunches ot the League to Enforce
l'eiico In Oregon, WashlnKton and
northern Idaho will cooperate lu'
holding the "Northwestern Conttress
for a Leuguo ot Nations" In Port
land, rVbruury 10 and 17. The call
for this convention, issued here to
day, is alumni by a-committee on or
ganization, consisting of 35 ot the
most prominent members 'of the
league In these states. Tho gover
nors and mayors and the loading
organizations and societies In the
throe ntates have been invited to
This congress will he the third of
a series of nine to be held durlntt
February at Important centers of
population throughout the United
States under the auspices of the
League ito Enforce Pence and Its
William H. Tatt, president or the
league, will preside and speak at all
nine conventions, and will take with
him In his tour of the country
group of speakers.
2,000 MEN, WANTED FOR
V. 8. MEKCHAXT MARINE
Salem, Ore., Jan. 23. Governor
Wlthycombe has received a telegram
from Henry Howards director of the
recruiting service of the United
States shipping board stating thai
the board wants 2,000 men on it
training snips at Atlantto and Pa
cific ports. '
The mesnage says the shipping
board "notes that there are Indica
tion of a coming of surplus of labor
In yonr state," and asks that public
attention be called to opportunities
offered by the merchant marine. Men
between 18 and 35 years of age nre
wanted for firemen, unllors or stew,
ards with chnnces of advancement to
All kinds of Commorwlu! Prlntlni
it the Courier 'nV.
All parties having bills agalnnt
me are hereby notified to file the
same with the firm of Blanchard &
Blanchard, at their office In this city,
who will immediately look after all
such matters during my temporary
absence. -Also, those who owe me
are requested to make such payment
to the above firm at once.
73 H. CAMERON.
R. J. Rernoktf
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Help do your own Car Repairing
Now lstho time to have your car looked over and put In
shape for the summer. 1 have hud H years gnrai expcrlenro
which enables me to' lornte you mr (roubles uml fix It h It should
be In tho shortest possible time. A trlnl will convince you. lr you
should want to liolp me work on your car I shall bn glad to hove
you and It will give you a hotter Idea of how to lako euro of It in
thn future. -Drop . In and see me.
E. A. ADAMS
108 South Sixth sVeet.
U. T. Itrifii, l-rnpr.
Gratis Pass & Crescert City Stage Co.
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