Sept. 19, 1916

JOHN R. ALLEN MEDFORD VISITOR

John R. Allen of New York City, who promoted the construction of the Pacific & Eastern railroad and sold it to the Hill system, arrived with his family in Medford Tuesday and will remain for some days in connection with business matters. Since leaving Medford, Mr. Allen has successfully promoted several railroads.

"I find Medford much improved in appearance and grown to be quite a substantial city," said Mr. Allen, "though it is not quite as busy as during the boom. There is no reason why with its resources, Medford should not double in population in the next few years.

"The east is very prosperous. Business is good in all lines and there never was so much money available."

Mr. and Mrs. Allen and daughters are guests of the Hotel Medford.

BOXING EXHIBITION AT GRANTS PASS

A smoker will be staged at Grants Pass Wednesday night by the Rose City Athletic club of Portland. Several fast bouts are on the slate and an interesting program session is expected. The principal events are a ten-round go, Bronson vs. Benjamin, and an eight-round bout with Grauman and Gorman as the principals. A good crowd is expected, as 200 ringside seats have already been sold. The managers state that they will refund the money of anyone not satisfied with the exhibition.

MORE AUTOS VISIT CRATER THAN IN 1915

Auto travel to Crater lake, despite the shorter season due to the heavy snows, for this season exceeds that of a year ago by 270 autos, while the total number of tourists is rapidly approaching the record total of 1915, being only 218 shy on September 15. The total travel to September 15, 1915, was 10,545, the total autos 2,076, while the figures for the present year are as follows: for travel, 10,207; and for autos, there is a total of 2,346.