These are busy days for the committee having in charge the arrangements for the fancy dress ball to be given on Wednesday night by the music section of the Greater Medford club. Garlands of Christmas green are being prepared for the decorations and the Medford Hotel will present an alluring spectacle to the merrymakers on New Year's Eve.
The programs have been chosen and they are to be very dainty souvenirs, with the name of each musical selection given after the dance.
Many of the young people who are here for the holidays are planning to come to the ball and wear most amusing costumes. Uncle Sam announces that he will bring a Mexican dancer, and the emperor of Germany will accompany Martha Washington.
A real cowboy with gold spurs and a diamond ring to hold the folds of his solid silk neckerchief will put Dustin Farnum off the map.
The music section has worked very hard to make this ball a distinct affair and they desire the hearty cooperation of everyone in this undertaking. It is hoped that enough will be realized from this ball to procure the much-needed piano at once.
PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 28 — Despite the fact that Mayor Albee has banned the drinking of liquor in all grills after 1:15 o'clock New Year's morning, the patrons, if not too hilarious, may dance. The dances must be performed on the floor, however, and not on the tables as in times gone by.
DENVER, Colo., Dec. 28 — Charles Willard Carlyle, a wealthy businessman and backer of a number of charitable schemes, pleaded guilty to mailing obscene letters today in the United States court here. The letters were addressed to Mrs. C.C. Willard of Berkeley, Calif.
Carlyle was indicted in 1912. He was fined $25 on each of two counts and assessed the costs amounting to $600. He made no defense, simply admitting that he wrote the letters and was ready to pay any fine fixed by the court.