September 4, 1913

The funeral of the late Mayor W.W. Eifert will be held at 2:00 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Elks hall under the auspices of the Elks and Knight of Pythias lodges. The remains will lie in state from 10 o'clock to 12 o'clock in the morning at Elks hall and can be viewed by friends. The funeral sermon will be preached by the Rev. W.F. Shields, and the funeral parade will be participated in by the various lodges with which the deceased was affiliated.

Acting Mayor Summerville has issued a proclamation asking business houses to close from 2 o'clock until 4 o'clock.

Relatives from out of the city arrived today to be present at the funeral.

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"It has been one of the desires of my life to see a fine highway over the Siskiyou," states C.C. Beekman, pioneer banker of Jackson County and for upwards of half a century one of its leading citizens. "Ever since I conducted the express office at Jacksonville in the early '50s and carried millions in gold over the mountains for the argonauts, I have looked forward to the time when the two states should be permanently linked together by a trunk highway. The old trail of pioneer days served its purpose long ago and the toll road which followed it has also had its day. The time is ripe for the coming of the real highway, one that both county and state can be proud of, and one that will provide a fitting entrance into the most beautiful valley in the country that is gateway to the finest state of the northwest.

"The road bonds to be voted upon Sept. 9 offer a businesslike and practical method for highway construction. I am heartily in favor of the improvement and sincerely hope the bonds will carry.

"C.C. Beekman"

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A falling chimney fell upon fireman Charles Boussam while fighting flames that yesterday evening destroyed the bungalow at the corner of Jackson and Roosevelt occupied by Mrs. Tesky and her daughter. He was rescued by other members of the department, badly bruised and one rib broken. His injuries received prompt treatment by Dr. Emmons. He was helping hold the hose inside the burning building when the chimney collapsed.

Origin of the fire is unknown. Mrs. Tesky and daughter were asleep on the rear porch. The alarm was turned in by Officer Mego who saw the flames from the bridge. A pet dog lost its life in the blaze.


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