Rogue River courier. (Grants Pass, Or.) 1886-1927, December 26, 1913, WEEKLY EDITION, Image 1

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No. 3T.
Both Houses Adjourn till January 1:
Following Enactment of Fiu
uucial Legislation
vabmngiou, vec. io. iut ueuio
vaaui; cuneuvy wu was leauy ui
otiucK mis aueiuoon tor rresiatui.
WiifcOUb signature, it passed tue
senate at iiuu o ciock m exactly tue
same ioriu us acceyted Uy tu uouse
lasi night.
All that remains to be done uuw
for the bill to become a law is Ue
affixing of the presidents signature.
This will be forthcoming at t o'clock,
according to announcement from the
White House. Democratic senators
and congressmen planned to be pre
sent at tne signing of the measure.
The house met this morning, but
marked time all day, awaiting action
in the senate on the currency bill.
When this was forthcoming the house
adjourned at 3:11 until January 12.
The senate, after adopting the bill
by a vote of 43 to 35, confirmed
several presidential nominations and
adjourned at 4:01 o'clock for the
holidays. It will convene again
January 12.
Today's debate In the senate was
marked by much bitterness. Sena
tor Bristow said the democrats had
played Into the hands of the big
banking institutions. j
"It's exactly what they have want
ed all the' time," he said. He also
denounced Senator Owen of Okla
homa, joint authr - of the bill with
Congressman Glass.
"Senator Owen," he said, "Is a
stockholder in one of the largest
banks in St. Louis. In framing and
voting for this bill he merely favor
ed his own interests."
Senator Nelson also bitterly op
posed the bill. He was one of the
minority members composing the
joint committee from the house and
senate that considered the bill in
conference. Nelson claimed that the
minority members had been barred
from Important conferences.
"The great republican state of
Minnesota," he said, "was dis
franchised by the democrats so far
as a voice In shaping this confer
ence bill was concerned."
Nelson also objected to the ellm
lnation of the provision forbidding
a director of a member-bank being a
director of the federal reserve
Several republicans, however,
voted for the bill. These Included
Senators Jones, Norris and Weeks.
Thosa who voted against the mea
sure were Senators Borah, Bradley,
Brady, Brandegee, Bristow, Catron
Clapp, Dillingham, Gallinger, Goff,
Cronna, Kenyon, LaFollette, Mc
Cumber, Nelson, Page, Perkins, Root
Skerman, Smoot, Sutherland, Town'
fiend, Warren and Works.
During the progress of the debate
In the senate, Senator Owen intim
ated that a bill to guarantee bank
deposits would be Introduced later.
A similar promise was roads in the
house last night by Majority Leader
It was announced at the White
House that President Wilson had
prepared a memorandum to follow
nis signature which would explain
Just how the democrats expected the
bill would benefit the country.
Secretary of the Treasury McAdoo
declared this afternoon that his de
partment Is flooded with telegrams
from banks wishing to become mem
bers of the reserve system. He an
nounced that Charter No. 1 will ?o
to the Batavlan Bank of
LaCrosse, Wis.
Washington. Dee. 23. By a vote
of 43 to 35 the senate this afternoon
adopted the joint conference cur
rency Mil. ,
The bill was expected to reach the
Special Representative of State to
Europe Will Speak of Rural
Credit Systems
The Pomona grange will meet in
Grants Pass on Saturday, January 3,
at which time will occur the annual
election of officers.
In addition to the business meet
ings, two lectures of more than usual
importance will be delivered by Prof.
MacPherson, the political economist
of the state agricultural college at
Corvallis. Prof. MacPherson was the
representative of the state of Oregon
sent to Europe last year to study the
systems of rural credits and condi
tions there, and his two lectures here
will deal with the results of his in
vestigations there. These lectures
will be open to the general public.
Despite the falling rain and the
darkness of the day, there was a
large attendance at the tournament
of the shotgun and rifle clubs on the
21st, and fairly good scores were
made. About 25 participated in the
various events on the shotgun pro
gram, there being 15 separate
matches of ten targets each, with a
turkey, duck or chicken and a mer
chandlse prize in each, and these
were pretty well divided among the
contestants. For the high-average
purses Allen was first with 128 out of
a possible 150; Dana, second, 127;
Hough, third, 125; Wharton, fourth,
The DuPont trophy wa3 won by
Allen, with 91 out of the possible 100
targets that counted on this; Hough
being a close second with 90. Other
contestants were Dana, 89; Wharton,
88, and Johnston, 87.
Some twenty-five rifle experts par
ticipated In the tournament held In
conjunction with the shotgun club
Sunday, carrying away about twenty
turkeys as well as ten other prizes.
The prizes for the rifle shoot were
put up by the Grants Pass Rifle Club,
the contest being made In two divi
sions, one for target rifles and the
other for sporting rifles. H. ,F.
Bailey took the first prize In the first
division, with his brother, A. L.
Bailey taking first In the sporting
rifle division. Wm. Bunch and L. A.
Cook took separate prizes in other
matches, and the turkeys were well
distributed among the other boys.
White House not later than 4 p. m.
President Wilson has announced his
intention of signing the bill at 6
o'clock sharp.
Washington, Dec. 23. With the
house of representatives last night
r:itifviue the conferee's agreement
upon the currency bill by a vote of
29S to 60, and the senate pledged to
vote on the measure not later tnan
"30 o'clock this afternoon, it seem-
ori certain early today that the bill
would be ready for President Wil-
i?hf. The
sons Sisnaiuie uci.v
senate met at 10 o'clock this morn-
I Ing with the understanding that con
Ulderatlon of the conferees' report
would start Immediately. This will
allow the various members to debate
until 2:30 o'clock, a matter of four
and a half hours.
Before the final vote was taken In
the house. Representative Glass,
chairman of the house banking and
n,v committee, intimated that
! the democrats later would Introduce
I a separate bill to provide for guar
j antv of bank deposits.
' The house did not meet until late
todar and only a handful of mem
jv.ers'were present. It merely mark
i " (Continued on pnsre elgM.i
About two months ago Lloyd's Gymnasium work at the Coliseum
second-hand store was burglarized! under the Associated Boys' Clubs has
and a couple of guns and various now been in progress for some time,
other articles were taken. Monday ' scheduled practices of the clubs hav
morning a couple of strangers ap-' ing be&un early in the month. Five
peared at the same establishment clubs form the association this year,
and attempted to sell the two guns' totalling about 90 boys of the Pres
that had been previously stolen from byterlan. Baptist, Christian, Method
It The police force was notified,; 1st and South Methodist Sunday
and when the men were quizzed they, Bchools. Great Interest Is being
claimed that thav had found the i
articles In a vacant building beyond 'ed by Scott Hamilton, the physical
the brick yard east of town. Officers! director.
went with them to the place where Each club has certain nights for.
they claimed to have found the guns
and some other articles of nlunder!
were discovered. As there was no' parallel bars for about twenty mln
evidence connecting the men with' utes preceding the regular basketball
the burglary of the Lloyd
they were not held.
An announcement that came as a
great surprise to the friends of the
principals was that of the marriage
of Alfred J. Huggerth and Estella H.
Steiger, both of this city, the happy
event having occurred at Chehalls,
Washington, on Wednesday, Novem
ber 26, the day before Thanksgiving.
The bride, who has been In the
employ of the Pacific States Tele
phone Company, in their Grants
Pass exchange, was awan on o vaca
tion at the time, and on her return
resumed her position without mak
ing announcement to her associates
of the fact that she had taken unto
herself a husband.
Mrs. Huggerth left this morning to
join her husband at Roseburg, where
they will make their future home.
The Boys' Club all-star basketball
team defeated the Murphy players by
a score of 39 to 11. The game was
played at the Murphy grange halk
the local players reaching there short
ly before elg'J o'clock. The contest
was not so one-sided as the score
would Indicate, for the Murphy boys
having had the advantage of practice
on their own floor, which Is noted for
its slippery surface, thus had a handi
cap to offset tho greater experience of
the local basket tossers. Twenty
minute halves frere played, with the
score 11 to 3 at the end of the first
half. Murphy Is reported as having
the foundation for a very good team,
and a regular schedule Is being ar
ranged between this team and the
local boys' club.
Chicago, Dec. 24 A Montgomery
Ward, mail order house head, who
died at his home at Highland Park,
111., recently, left all but $250,000 of
his 15,000,000 estate to his wife and
daughter, Miss Marjorie Ward, ac
cording to provisions of his will made
public today. The $250,000 Is to be
divided among fifteen other relatives.
Ward made no bequests to charity,
but provided that If his daughter
does not marry, and leaves no win.
her share of the estate, estimated at
from $1,000,000 to $1,500,000. re
verts to Mrs. Ward, who will use It
to establish a home for working girls.
Mrs Elizabeth J. Ward, the widow,
receives from $2,000,000 to $3,000.
000 of the estate.
Washington, Dec 24. The forty
six pages In the house of represents
tlves were made happy by five-dollar
gold pieces which Representative
Farr of Pennsylvania handed every
one of them today. Farr is proud of
the fact that he started life as a
shown in the work, which Is conduct-
the use of the building, the exercises
beelnnlnsr with dumb-bell work and
The schedule of games for the sea
son Is now practically complete, and
will make up about thirty Inter-club
contests, each team to meet each of
the others three times. These games
will begin the latter part of the
mouth, one at least during the holi
days, and will continue with two re
gular contests a week until the scho-
dule Is played out, about the first ot
Anrll. This year, as last, it is plan-,
ned to play a preliminary contest be
tween the juniors of the second teams
of the clubs represented.
A game Is being planned for next
week between a picked team from
the players now practicing to repre
sent the boys' clubs and a Murphy
team at the Murphy hall. Reports
say that the Murphy team Is com
posed of husky players who will put
up a hot contest, and the local boys
are working hard to be In trim.
The schedule of practice nights fol
lows: Christians and Baptists, Mon
and Thursdays; Presbyterians and
South Methodists, Tuesdays and Fri
days; Methodists, Wednesdays and
The first regular game of the Boys'
Club basketball schedule will be on
the evening of Friday, December 26.
This contest will be between the
Christians and Presbyterians, and
will be preceded by a preliminary
game by the junior teams of these
clubB. Other contests in the ssso
clatlon are also billed for the holi
day season, the next being between
the Methodists and Baptists on the
thirty-first, and the third contest be
tween the South Methodists and the
Presbyterians on January 2. More
interest is being shown at thin time
of year than was evident at the cor
responding time last year, auguring
well for a most successful season of
winter athletics.
Los Angeles, Dec. 24. The Los
Angeles' free employment bureau
Is open today for registration, six
days In advance of the day originally
set. The change was made to aid
the thousands of unemployed here.
No fee is charged work seekers or
employers. Tho bureau was estab
lished under municipal ordinance.
Dixon. 111.. Dec. 24 -The "Camp
Hone convicts at jouei prison iu-
day sent the Rev. J. W. Whltcomn,
of the Episcopal church here, a din
ing set, a table and chairs made in
the penitentiary, as a Christmas Rift.
A note accompanying announced the
gift to be an appreciation of kind
nesses shown by the minister to the
prisoners while they were engaced In
road work near Dixon last sumnipr.
Vane ouver, Wash.. Dee. 2',-Re- j Newman M. E. church. Tuesday even
fined admission to the army because 'Ing at 6 o'clock before a few nsseni
he was six feet nine Inches tall. Med friends. Rev. Wm. R. Jeffrey Jr.
August Brader. aged 21. took a job officiating. Mr. and Mrs. I.ewman
In a brick yard Instead. will reside on the rand, at Provolt.
Eugene Coburn, the debonair, gen
tlemanly and handsome county clerk
of Josephine County, has stood back
of the counter and seen many a stam
mering youth hand over his three
plunks and get in return a permit
to join the happy throng of bene
dicts. He has had the same youth,
and on occasion some whose youth
had vanished In the misty past, take
him behind the door and BBk tht he
keep announcement of his approach-
ing happluess out of the newspaper,
till it Is evident he thought that
was part of the game. But there Is
that look that won't wear off that la
always present when Cupid Is near,
and 'Gene has been wearing the look
for several days past. It told the
tale to the newspaper slouth, and
he was watching the symptoms.
Though the license was issued late
Saturday evening, the key turned In
the- office at the court house Imme
diately after, and the minister cau-
tioned to silence, the joy that was
'Gene's radiated out and made its
presence reit.
Miss Hazel Polley, a member of
the local teaching corps, wras the
Bweet and winsome bride who had
captivated the heart of Mr. Coburn,
and the wedding occurred at the
Kendall house at 609 A street at
5:45 o'clock Saturday evonlng, Rev.
Wm. R. Jeffrey, Jr., officiating. The
ceremony was witnessed by Mr. and
Mrs. Lester Coburn, Miss Blanche
Polly, Miss Julia Calahan and O. C.
Ilelnze. After the ceremony the new-
lyweds left on train No. 16 for Glen
dalo, where they will visit with re
latives for a few days, after which
they will return to this city and
'Gene will again hand out Joy tickets
to stammering youths at $3 a hand.
The Moose baud, of which 'Gene
Coburn, the recent benedict, was one
of the organizers, was out iu full
force Tuesday evenlug in search of
their straying member, and succeed
ed in locating him with his bride at
the co'rner of Sixth and B streets,
out on an Xmas shopping tour. Mr.
and Mrs. Coburn tried to escape the
musical well-wishers, but were so
laden with housekeeping oud Christ
mas effects that they soon found
themselves In the center of the ring
formed by the serenaders. The re
cipients of this "touching" concert
pleaded with their captors to leave
them to the bliss of their own soli
tude, but after marching in convoy
with the Moose to the Colonial,
where they have apartments, It was
Been that they were merely as mice
In the power of a greedy cat. It
seems that this was In tho nature of
torture, for at the threshold of his
own home, and on the verge of free
dom, '(ftne was Informed that one
so fortunate as he should not need a
hint before "setting them up" to the
"bunch," so the young county clerk,
yet In the clutches of those he had
tried to foil, proceeded to the near
est confectionery, where he "treated"
most handsomely and In the quickest
manner possible.
The Moose report that their unre
lenting attitude In this matter would
I.non foirmprp,! with lliprcv if It
, trc(, tQ
"slip It over" on them from the first,
but as It rankles In the heart to
have one of their own number try
such methods, he may consider him
self lucky that he escaped so easily.
AppleuaJe Couple Wed
Thomas E. I.ewmnn of Provolt, and
Miss Myrtle Lucy York of Wonder,
were married In the parlors of the
Election Will Re Again Called When
Law Points Are Settled la
the Court
The election that had been set tor.'
the 31st of the present month for the
purpose of voting on a bond issue
of $225,000 for the building of per
manent roads In Josephine county
has been called off by the county
court, and notice to that effect la
given by the couuty clerk In the
Courier today.
The reasons that made It advisable
not to hold the election after It had
been called are that the Jackaoa
county Issue has met with sevoral
complications that may require its
submission to the supreme court be
fore the bonds will be declared le
gal, with a chance that a new elec
tion might have to be called. It was
thought the part of wisdom to await
the settlement of those questions be
fore Josephine county went to the
expense of an election. The registra
tion complication was also another
featuro that entered Into the matter,
and as there will be no great delay
in the prosecution of the road work
by putting off the election, It was so
ordered. It Is now probable that the
election will be called at the time of
primary election next Bprlng.
J. H. Randolph of Medford, Oregon
manager of the Fruit Producers Com
pany, was In town Saturday In the
Interests of his firm. Mr. Randolph
states that hl$ company Is planning
to put In a house In Grants Past
soon after the first of the year, and
that If they caunot rent they will
build, but they Intend to make the
establishment permanent. The house
will handle all orchard accessories
and also will handle farm produce
on either cash or commission basis,
which should prove most satisfactory
to the producers.
On Saturday a deal was closed
whereby the Good Samaritan hospital
takes over the South Pacific. The
patients will be moved at once to the
Good Samaritan hospital on Fourth
street and the South Pacific will be
closed as a hospital. The Good Sam
aritan will continue In the prosent
location until such time as they are
able to obtain larger quarters.
Salem, Dec. 24. Judge Galloway
today decided the suit of the state
board of health against the city of
Sllverton In favor of the plaintiff.
The suit was brought to restrain that
city from emptying Us sewage Into
Silver creek. When the city was in
augurating the new sewer system
Just completed. It was warned by the
board of health not to use, the creek
as a dumping pluce, but tbe city
paid no attention to the warning and
the suit was brought. Judge Gallo
way made tlie. restraining order per
petual, and If sustained by the su
preme court, probably every city and
town In tho state using the stream
as outlets for their sewers will have
to put In septic, tanks before allow
ing sewage to flow Into them. Wheth
er this will apply to navigable
streams Is a matter that will perhaps
have to be threshed out later.
Iul Has Broken Arm
Dr. Smith was called Wednesday
to attend young Jack Herrlott, ion
of E. W. Herrlott. who had sustained
a broken arm while rldlnjf. The
break was very bad, and will require
much attention.