Feb. 6, 1917

AMERICA FIRST IS SLOGAN LOCAL TEUTONS

The loyalty of German-Americans to the land of their adoption was shown Monday when Emil Mohr, landlord of the Medford Hotel hoisted the Stars and Stripes. It was the only flag floating in the city Monday. A more ardent sympathizer with the kaiser's fortunes in war could not be found in the state. "It is America first for me now" said Mr. Mohr Monday night. "There are no two ways about it." Other German-Americans in the city were equally emphatic in their views.

475 IRRIGATION DITCHES WASTING FISH IN COUNTY

Fred N. Cummings, county water master, reports that there are 475 ditches from the Rogue and its tributaries in Jackson county, excluding Big Butte and some other streams. With the exception of perhaps half a dozen, none are screened to protect fish fry.

"This list," said Mr. Cummings, "is not an accurate one, but is substantially correct as far as my records show. These records are now being revised by the state board, and some changes will occur that will in all probability show an increase in the number as listed."

LOCAL AND PERSONAL

A party of nine young men who have solicited subscriptions for the Peoples Home Journal for several days in the city came under police surveillance Tuesday on account of representations made by the boys that they were residents of Ashland and Grants pass and were endeavoring to win college scholarships by their sales. The leader appeared before Justice Glenn O. Taylor and was given permission to continue solicitation on condition that all misrepresentations were stopped. A crew, working for the same magazine, was in Medford a year ago. Chief of Police Hittson stated this morning that some who paid subscriptions last year failed to receive their magazines. These subscriptions can be made good by presenting receipts to Chief Hittson, who will see that the company makes good.