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DAILY BOG CIS HIT Eli COURIER
MONDAY. D1X.KMI1KH 2, 1P1B.
USED HUMAN FLESH FOR BAIT
Hawaiian Kings Utlllnd Bodies Of
lavas or Enemies to Lure Men
. stsrs of tha Ooaan.
In tha dny of flawallan kings, ev
arj part of the bona and akin of a
ahark was supposed to confer unfllnch
In bravery upon tha possessor.
Wherefore. ahark.flHhlng waa then a
regal sport. In those daye, tha bait
mnrh In vogue waa tha human body
tthi.r tha hodv of a slave or of some
on a against whom tha royal pefVonage
hnd taken a sudden dislike, according
Ksmehamcha I. waa especially proud
and Jealous of hla title of the Great
fihark-Flsher. Ha kept hla victims
penned up near tho great temple of
Mooklnl. near Knwaihaa, on uie isinna
of tlnwall. Ha therefore had a plcn-
tlful sunnly alwaya on hand.
Tha person choaen to act aa bait.
waa killed, cut up. placed in a caia
baah. and allowed to mellow for a few
data. Tha mellowing process eon
summated, the alt waa laahed to tha
outrider of tha royal canoe In inch
manner aa to leave behind a drip-
ulna trail of Mood and oil. upon
reaching the flatting grounda, the bait
wat unlsshed. I-arge hooka fashioned
from wood or bone, were then "bolt
ed" and lowered ever-side. Historians
tell tie that grant aklll and courage
were ahown by the membera of the
royal party on auch occnalona In the
roping and landing of the captured
HUtory of Ballooning.
The flrat aacenaton In a balloon
filled with hydrogen waa made In 1783
by M. Oharlea and M. Robert at Porta.
Henry Cavendish, about 1700, d I cov
ered tha grent levity of hydrogen gaa,
and the following year Doctor Black
Grants Pass & Crescent City Stage Co.
W. T. Ilreen, fil'ropr.
H. niddlnga. ttaent
Big Piercef Arrow Car
Office Old Obaerver II lk. Corner Seventh and G atreeta Phone 241
Telephone 22A-J and 163
PR I N
of Edinburgh announced Hint a tnin
tttrt'W filled wllh Hil Von innt .
ml Into tho nlr. ravelin expert
wcted nlnrm these lines and found
that a blinVlcr waa too henvy. paper
not air Unlit, but Hint aonp hnlililea
rilled with Rim rose to tho celling of
tho room. Til" flrnt auccetwful bnl-
loon wna made by the Montgotfler
brothera, In France, In 1782. It waa a
Ore balloon, Inflated with hot nlr from
burning paper. Tho Montgolfler suc
cess led M. Charles to experiment with
hydrogen gn, and with M. Robert he
traveled Bi miles In a hydrogen bal
loon tilted with a aafety vnlve. In
mn ninnchard. the flrat professional
MiTonaiit. with Dr. John Jeffrlee of
lloaton. croaaed the English channel
Military balloona were used at the bat
tie of golfcrlno In J8.T0 and by the fed
eral army durlne: the Civil war near
Washington In 1801.
Kyea of Fishes.
Althongh there are a few exceptions
to tha rule, the eyea of flNhe are in
tended to aee beneath the water with,
and. aa In the cnae of the eyea In all
animals, eight only become poaalble
to the eyea of diurnal animate wnen
there, la light preaent. To be anre,
there may he flithea that are nocturnal
flMiip. Just aa there are nocturnal
mainninla and blrda of vaiiona klnda;
but the majority of fish douhtleaa de
pend upon the preeence of light In or
der to aee or use their eyea. Where
the light la removed, and the removal
pemtNta for an Indefinite period, It haa
audi an effect upon the eyea of fishes
that Mm of their deacendanta may,
within comparatively abort apace of
time, loae the aenae of eight entirely.
All klnda of Commercial Printing
at tho Courier Office.
Legal Blanks at the Courier.
SAVE 16,000,000 BUSHELS
OF WHEAT THAT FORMERLY
WAS LOST IN THRASHING
Farmers, Urged by Food AdmlnJstrs
tlon, Provide Seven Extra Leaves
of Bread for Every American,
By adopting cleaner threshing meth
od and. by literally combing harvest
fluids to gather grain formerly wast
ed, threshertnen and farmers of the
United States this year aaved fully
10,000,000 buahela of wheat, estimated
aa equivalent to about seven one-pound
loavea of bread for every person In
the country. This result, accompanied
by corresponding aavlnga of barley,
oats, rye and other grains. Is ahown by
reports from 83 grain atatea to the V,
A. Food Administration. Other states,
although not prepared to furnish defl'
olte figures of conservation In- the
grain fields, report greatly reduced
. This rural food aavtng achievement,
accomplished In scarcely six months'
time, waa In direct response to re
quests by the Food Administration,
which aaked farmers and threshermen
to reduce harvest losaea from about
84 per cent the estimated average
In normal times to the lowest possi
ble minimum. Country grain thresh
ing committees carried Into every
grain growing community the official
recommendations for accomplishing
the results desired.
In numerous' Instances drivers of
racks with' leaky bottoms were sent
from the fields to repair their equip
ment and frequently bad order thresh
ing machines) were stopped until the
cause of waste was removed. But In
proportion to the number of persons
engaged In gathering tbe nation s grain
crop, cases of compulsion were com
paratively rare. The Food Adminis
tration freely attributes tbe success of
the grain threshing campaign to pa
triotic service by farmers, thresher
men and their crews. - Incidentally
grain growers of the United 8tatea are
many mlUlona of dollara "In pocket'
aa a result of the grain aaved.
NO ONI BUFFERED HERE.
The marvel of our voluntary food-
saving, now that we are "getting ae
suits," Is that no one ever actually
suffered any hardship from It; that
we all are better In bealtn and spirit
and better aatlsfled with ourselves be
cause of our friendly self-denial.
Printing that nleases We do It
Courier Job Department.
FACTORS III WAR
rained Birds Save Hundreds of
CHANGE COURSE OF BATTLES
Thousands of Pigeons Ars Fighting In
Their Dumb Way aa Valiantly, aa
tha Men In the Line Fly Through
Shell Fire Carrying Messagea That
May Mean Success or Failure In an
Can you imagine a man's life being
saved by a pigeon T
Or, can you Imagine tho lives of
hundreds of men being saved, and the
course of a battle being changed by a
Such things are happening dally on
tbe great front where the GeVman
army la slowly, but surely, being
Thousands of pigeons are fighting In
their dumb way as valiantly as tbe
men In the line, their battle for the al
lied cause. Hundreds are giving up
their lives. They fly through shell fire.
through the smoke and din of battle,
carrying measages that may mean suc
cess or failure in an operation. Tele-
phono lines may be broken, or com
munication by. tils means Interrupted
by other causes. But communication
by pigeon war's most reliable messen
gercan be broken by death only.
Fly Mile a Minute.
A pigeon may be wounded. It may
be famished for water, but it will fly,
despite Ita own enemies In tbe air, un
til its last ounce of strength; la
hausted. Heading for lta cote from
the front line. It will fly with the speed
of tbe wind. Fast pigeons can' make
better than a mile a minute. Attached
to Its leg is a little aluminum message
box about an Inch long.
Arriving at the cote, the pigeon ta
"trapped," tbe message box quickly
opened and rushed to headquarters.
rue message Is deciphered. And while
the pigeon Is straightening Its ruffled
feathers, or cooing In anticipation of
1 meal of barley or canary seed. It la
ikely that orders are going out mean
ing life or death, success or failure, to
t company, a regiment, a brigade or
rven a division.
As you pass along- the roads In tbe
rear of the battle front yon will see
lueer little houses standing on top
m the very peak of prominent knolls.
rhen you will notice the odd little
Douses are on wheels. They are al
rays standing In tbe most open place
n the vicinity.
There IS not a tree within rods of
-lie little bouse. The sun bolls down
jltllessly, or the rains pour upon tbe
ilace. There doesn't aeem to be any
ine about, .but somewhere In tbe
ihade of the little house or the shelter
)f a dugout you will find the only
mman Inhabitants of the knoll.
The queer little house Is a pigeon
ote. Three men are attached to each
wte. They train the pigeons, see that
he flphtlng unit to which they are at-
ached Is kept supplied with birds.
vatch for their charges when thsy re-
urn from tbe front, and then see that
he message brought In by the pigeon
S promptly delivered.
Incidentally, It should not be as
mmed that of this queer little eettle-
nent atop the knoll, only the pigeons
ace tbe dangers of the front. - Tho
pigeon men" will not trust the deliv-
ry of their birds to the front Hue to
myone else. They put the pigeon In
i wicker basket and dash over the
ihell-swept roads in a motorcycle aide
ar to the post command of their unit.
vhere the birds are turned over to tho
sen In the line. -
i Work Period Begins.
' Then begins the pigeon's period of
vork. It lives In the basket In which
t Is carried to the front, known as
be "rest basket". . This basket Is of
pen wicker, and la some eight Inches
I leep. It la about a foot and a ball wide
md two feet long. Little water pans
ire fixed. In the basket, and food
-urned over to the man Who Is to care
or the pigeons while they are In the
'font line. ' '
i. When a- patrol Is ordered, or an ab
ack is being made, the pigeons are
aken from the rest basket and . put
hto a smaller wicker basket This
Hats on a man's bock, just , between
Pigeons are furnished not only the
nfantry, but to balloon observers and
avalrymen. In the case of the bal-
oon observers only the rest basket la
ised. The pigeons are teamed tip in
. he hnllobn, nd should the observer's
, ;elenhotrt connection wfth the ground
1, jecome broken, one of bis pigeons la
...llienuoo. dq Dears me messu vacs.
... Ita cote. .
,v nen wun cavniry, uie piswu r mo
n a tiny, net "hnromock." Jt rests m
ihe hammock' In a ttormal sitting tosl
lon, nnM thonjb the tribtloW Of the
Kirse triay cause ; the 'hammock to
wing, th jitgeott-ts In too "danger of
,flng thrown' against the side ttMbO'
.Miskett but la ently ."rocked" on lta
Jqupjejf Into battle. '
CaUtasT eaida and
tbe .Observer, eatoe.
i17 CHEVROLET with demount
able rlma for aale. Is In best run
ning condition. M. J. Barker, 207
West C street. Phone 196-R. 3S
FOR 8ALE Young team (excellent
pullers), wagon, plows, barrows.
hay, lumber, cedar poets, shot
gun, rifle, bedsteads, oil atove and
other articles. Phone 502-F-12,
Mrs. George I. 'Morris, Rd. 1,
Grants Pass. Ore. .42
FOR SALE A few boxes of first
and second grade Spitzenberg ap
ples. R. K. Roes, phono 804-F-2,
FOR SALE Disc root cutter, prac
tically new. R. K. Ross, phone
FOR SALE Good, dry, sorted corn.
delivered, 2 He per lb. L. A. Ho,
lowell-, 924 East F street, phone
FOR SALE One yearling faolier . t
from excellent dairy cow;. Se, Dr. ' A4. VITHAJI ,M.; ' D.Intemal
R. J. Bestul: 80 "c "" diseases:
90r Corbett- Bldg., Portland. Ore.- -
FOR BALE Furniture, ., atores, Hoare a. . nu to 1 p. m. ' ' ; '
tables, chairs, ruga, etc., top . -TT . . . w
buggy, a few good bens. 801 BUR81SLL M. a D. C-U Meek
North Sixth street : 82 BOrth mm.. eorner aaxtk
' and D sUeefev eurgieaL elestrieal,
AUCTION 8 ALE of household goods, chiropratie aad osteopathia treat
farm Implements and a team - at menta. Oflee phone 197-R; resV
the H. H. Ward rip ranch In Fruit- dence phone 283-R. "
dale, Saturday December 7 at 1 mi am i . i-
o'clock p. m. Road the porter. WIURUiXlXX 8CBSEOM
tor particulars. 34 DR fc - BewnjL. . V.Uri.arlao.
FOR SALE Good Irrigated ranch
on the Applegate, bouse, three
barns, and out buildings, first
class water right, all fenced, most
ly 'wire fencing; For further par
ticulars inquire of Geo. Feldmaier,
Grants Pass'. S3
FOR RENT Cottage 321 Rogue
River Ave., ' three rooms ' and
sleeping porch, good well and one
half acre land, barn. $4.55 , f'
month. Key at 208 Foundry.' Iw
WANTED Pruning and grafting
20 yeara experience. ' Owen Ivlns,
Grants? Pass, P. 'O. Box 155. 80
WANTED Apples and potatoes, ear
lot Address A. R. McCormick,
Grocer, Kennett, CaL - 38
WANTED .by an Invalid-rSunny
room on lower floor with stove,
also board and care. Write or call
on Annie D. Wlmer, 413 Booth
Street,. Grants Pass. ' 29
WANTED Information aa to pres
ent whereabouts of Mrs. Flora
Hin Page, formerly Flora Hill,
who with er husband, moved to
Grants Pass, Ore., sometime In
1902 or 1903, from San Francisco.
It will be to this lady's advantage
to communicate at once with Mit
chell A Gents, attorneys, Alliance,
WANTED At once, a dishwasher
and a pantry girt, both must be
experienced. Inquire chef, Jose
phine hotel. ' 29tf
JITNBT SRVIC Aay where, any
time. Phone kfscha Cafe. 181-lt
Otto J. Knlfs, Residence " 149-T
HEMSITTCHINO aad picoting done
to order. Handicraft Shop, Med-
ford. Ore. 88
GARAGE First class work; elec
trical work a speciality; satisfac
tion guaranteed., Oils i andgaso
llne. Everett Stelger Garage,
211 North SixUi Street, Phone
.298. v ' 3
TAXI If going or coming call the
White Line Taxi.;;, t Safety v nrst.
Call at the Spa ' confectionary.
Phone 262-R. Residence ' phone','
820JR." r ' 45
PIANO TUNING Owing to the ur
gent" request of . a ' number of
Grants Pass musical ' people.
George W. Cross, of Medford, will
agalh be here on Monday, Decem
ber 8, to fill orders now on hand.
Any . bthert . wishing . their pianos
tuned and repaired, kindly notify
Rowell Music Store, "phone 12 6-ff.
'',. ;: -..-.."-.ft': .---.i i .30
STRATH " j--
ESTRATED One ! 'J-year ld ' ,rHol-
atetn" helfer.'l horn,' ' tunmaxked;
! one Holsteln heifer 8 ihonths'Uld
' .'Eateartt, spop .of tthe rltflit, -upper
', slope in the left ear.' Reward tor.
v Information, ileadtng'to Teodvery ot
same: Mrs. Joate Messenger,
ofcone 801-F-13. . ' 80
THE) PICTURB MUX, for fine photo
graphs. Open dally except Boo- '
day from 10 a. m. te I p. m. Bun-
day sittings by appointment only. I
Phone MU1;'283-R, or restdestee j
140-J.. 87tf ;
L. O. CLEMENT, M. D., PraoUos
limited ta diseases of the eye, ear,
nose and throat: ' Glasses fitted.
Office bears 8-lt, 8-8, or on ap
pointment Oslee phone 88, raat
denee phone 888-J. ''.
A. LOOQKBIPfta. aL - PbjreiuUa
and anrgeoa. City er country sails
attended day or night " Resadeaor
phone, 861; ease phone. 188
Stat and B. Tatto Bldg. I '
DR.- J. O. NIBfJBT, - Pbyaletaa--aad-surgeon.
Laadbarg Bldg. Health
officer: OaToe hours, to- IS a."
m. and 1 to t p. m. Phone 81S-J.
Offlos. reeldea.ee. Phone I(-B.
H. O. NORTON, Atloraey-eUaw.
, Practises la all Bute and' Federal
Courts. First Natieaal Bank BldsV
OOLTIO ft TniltlKI, Atteraeye
atXaw, Oraate Pass Baallag Col
Bldg-. Oraata faeK Oreaecu
B. 8. VAN DTKB. ' Attorney. Prae-
ties U all court First NsUoaal
Bank Bldg. "
a&' BLANCBARD. ; ttoraer at
Law. Geldea Rule ' BuUdina
Phone 378. GraaU Pass,' Oregoaw '
BLANCH ARD A BLANCHARD. ' At7
toraeya, ' Albert Bldg. " Pbear
214-JT. Practice la all eourU; laai -board
a A. BIDLHR, Attorney-et-Law. rat-
are la aaakruptey. , Maaonls
teatple. G rasas Pass. Ore.
B. C, MACT. B. M. D. Flrstlaaa
dentistry. . . 10H South .. Sixth,
street Grants Pass. Oregeau
DRATAOH AMD TRANbfaM
OOMMBRCIAL TRANSFU& CO, Al
klads of dragage and traaefai
work earefully and promptly aeae
Phone 1S1-J.'' Stand at Brelgai'
depot A. Shade, Prop'. ' V
THB WORLD MOVBS;
so de ws.
Bunch Broe. Traasfar
f 387-4L ,
F. a tSHAM. drayage and traaafer, :
Safea,: ' alaaea - and ftraltaie
moved, paoked. aalpped aad etor-'
ed. Office phon 22-R. Rest
denee fthone, 124-L.
The . Calif raiaw aad Oregon
Coast E&ilrtad Company
Effective Nov. 19, 1918.
Trains will run Tuesday, Thursday
' v and Saturday "' ; '
Leave GranU PmasJL...J.. 1 P. M.
Arrive Waters Creek':... P.'M. :
Leave Watrra Greek .'...--...8 P. M.
Arrive GraaU Peas ': 4 PI M.
'For Information regarding freight'
and passenger rates' call at the office "
of the company," Lundburgf building,''
or telephdne lii;-w'' ' ' '" "
: We Bay and Sell
i .... vf.- h if
Second-hand cars. Come la
and aee ma, and if we do not
have just What, you want we
will get it for yon at the right
price, y , tV.
TATI8 ADAMS ATJTO CO1.
PHONE 817 i
vU) . '
o'The monasteries once thickly strewn
throughout England and much of En
rope' were called abbeys, from being
ruled by boots or 4bbsts from -abbas,
Syrian for "father as those governed
by a prior were called priories. 1