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Pit I DAY, JANUARY lo, 1010.
GRANTS PASS DAILY COURIER
MADE TIME OF GAY. REUNION
atlng the Bounds," In Virginia, at
Leait, Draw Togsthsr Ntlgtv .
bor Prom Far and Near.
"Denting the bounds" was a "P"
dally Important duty In the colonies,
where land survey were Imperfect .1
lond grant Irregular, and tha bound'
arle of aacb man' (arm or plant
tlon at flrat vary uncurtain. . In Vir
ginia thla beating the, bound was
called "processioning.", Laudmarka
were renewed that were becoming ob
literated t blace on a tree would be
aomewbat grown over they war
deeply recut; pile of great atone
containing a certain number for des
ignation were aometlmea scattered
tha original number would be re
stored. Special free would be foun
fallen or cut down) new marling
treea would be planted, axuelly pear
traea. m they were longllved. Dis
puted boundaries were decided upon
and announced to all tli pron pres
ent, aoma of whom at the next "pro
cessioning" would even be able to
testify aa to tha correct line. Thla
processioning took place between
KuMer and Whitsuntide, that lovely
eneon of tha year In Virginia; and
must have proved a pleasant reunion
of neighbor, a May-party. In New
England thla was culled "perambu
lating the botuida." and the surveyor
who -touk charge were called "peram
bulatore" or "houndngner." Alice
Morxe Earl In Child Life In Colonial
DREADED SNAKE UNDER FALLS
According to Indian Superstition, Rap.
tlle'a Breaking Loose Ended In
Destruction of Village.
Formerly, according to' Indian H
IMTHiliUm. there dwelt under Nlugnra
full a glk'untic snake, which now and
tln ii would mnke Ita way to an Indian
villous and coll Itaelf around the town.
It swallowed the people, and made
Itaelf . ftinlit-r obnoxious by poisoning
the aprliik-a und welta with Ita spittle.
"' The Hlwaance river, li the south
ern Alleglieny region, la Infested by
an enormoua leech. Occasionally
Certain ledge of rock la rxpoaed when
the water I low, no that people are
tempted to cross over It Anybody
who trie to do to. however, la Inevi
tably aelxed and encked down.
- Near the head of the Savannah
river are the fumpua lalula falls. It
hae been well known for Centuries
that the Thunder Spirit Uvea-beneath
thee fnlla, and Ita roaring may at
any tlmo he buurd In tli noise of the
, One hundred mllea to the southeaat
of Denlh valley (In California) I
Dead mountain, which ta the abode of
multitude of KlioHta. At all event,
tha Indiana ao believe, tlimiKh when
one approaches the mountain one per
ceive that the spook ar merely
broken and preclpltou rock shining
white In the nun. , -
Life of Chilian Olrl.
The Chlluau glrl'a reason fur being la
marriage, and one of hor earliest lea
anna la thut woman' pluce l Indeed
the homo and that man I ordained ber
uiaxter, tha World Outlook any. Old
maid have a particularly horrid time
In Chile and moat of them take the
veil. There I little else for them to
doj fyj they can't nil bjscoiiie achool
teacher and bi other curcer fa open
for tlio young woman who doe not
marry. Women Journalist, doctor,
luwyer, etenogruphera and clerk ar
I'urhap thi somewhat oriental Ideal
of Chilean womunhood explnlna why
the tinkling of the piano rather than
the clicking of typewriter kcya la tha
chlof mechanical nolxe one heara at the
8antlugo College for Girl, and why the
moat Important exercise la p exhibit
of One needlework and baud painted
china rather than esaay on '"Why the
Woman Need the Vote."
Famoua Writer of Song.
The aonga thut George F. Hoot com-
I posed or arranged during the Civil war
j would almoat Mil a volume. With
I Ooorge Root mualc waa a profession.
I Be waa born In MasHac'husetta In 1820.
and etudled music both In thla country
and abroad."" Before, during and tor a
considerable time after the Civil war,
Mr. Root waa a mualc publiaher In Chi
cago. Previous to the. war he bad written
a number of cunuita and aimllar com
poeltlona. but when the war started he
turned all of hla attention to composing
war aonga. v
One of tha moat aplrited aonga waa
"Tramp, Tramp, Tramp, tho Boya Aro
Marching," and it compoHltlon ahould
entitle him to rank among the maker
of living national music.
Next to "I'rnmp, Tramp, Tramp,"
the mint populur of Hoot's war song
was "The 'Buttle Cry of Freedom."
A man'a reputation la like hla
shadow, which la aometlmea larger and
aometlmea ahorter than .the
WE DO IT!
Blondln' Feat Recalled.
In the whirligig of momentone
world' evenia It la not atrange that
there ahould pan alrnoat unnoticed a
few day K.the fifty-eighth anni
versary of Ulonilln'a exploit of croaa
Ing Niagara gorge on a four-Inch
tight rote, a feat that atlll atnnda aa
the acme of during and nerve. One
of the thousands of apectator that
lined the river bank wax the prince
of Wale, late King Edward.' Thla waa
the flrat time anyone had crossed Ni
agara gorge on a rope. Blondln car
ried a man on ble ahouldera on one
trip, wheeled a wheelbarrow over on a
second trip, and on a third trip car
ried a atove on hi balancing rod and
fixing It on the rope, cooked cakea and
threw them to people In email bout
below on the river. Blondln wa after
word killed In Purl.
ITe made' flest in lftiS, and lo the
following year auccefully car
ried oat hi feat, October 10, 1800.
The Thirsty Sailor. '
Here'a one they are telling about a
British aallor and a civilian boat:
' The civilian brought oat a bottle of
bourbon and took a drink, neglecting
to offer one to the aallor.
He did thla about three time and
then thought that the sailor might like
to wet hla whistle.
"Are you- thirsty!" he asked the
"Yea, muchly ao." answered the lar.
WhereuMin the civilian went out and
got lilin a gluHM of water.
"1 salt) I was thirsty," Bald the aall
or, "not dirty."
Why cannot wlcnilllc persons who
undertake to be Informing to the pub
lic leurn to display their learning-less
ostentatiously and to convey their
meaning mote Intelligibly? One health
authority tells us profoundly that "an
orexla" also la preaent with Spanish
Influenxa. We take this, from the dic
tionary, to mean loss of appetite.
which really would not be a bad thing
these duya; b:it unless It la aaaumed
that nobody but medical men are to
have the disease. It might be well to
give the miscellaneous lay public a
chance to know what may all It
"The political and military situation
thla month will be In one respect like
the family one."
"There will be a carving up of Tur
key about Thanksgiving,"
I.egat Blanks at the Courier.
United States Shipping . Board
Establishes One In Chicago.
tm NEEDED FOR FIREROOMS
Chicago Hotel Converted Into School
at Which Young Americana by Hun
dreds Are Prepared for Scientifically
Keeping Firee Burning on Nation'
"Bridge of Ship to Europe" Inten
alva Course of Study Is Laid Down.
Among the training project of the
Tarlona branches of the government
that have grown out of the war, the
United Statea shipping board an
nounces the launching of one that ha
the distinction of novelty.
It la a technical school, or "college.
for merchant marine firemen. Holding
that the marine fireman' Job 1 more
than merely shoveling coal on a fire,
the shipping board ba prepared for
Intensive, scientific training of It fire
men before they are placed behind the
shovel on our bridge of ships to Eu
One aim In thla training Is to secure
conservation of coal. It ta believed
that a fireman who knows the beat
value of the fuel be Is handling, the
laws of combustion and the principle
of operation of the boilers under which
he maintain Area, can save at least
a ton of coal a week, aa compared with
the untrained man, or one who has
been trained only by "rule of thumb."
A there are estimated to be 7,00u
American and allied Bhlps In service
at this time, the Importance of this
principle of saving 1 apparent
Use Hotel a School.
The Chicago school for firemen waa
decided upon aa a means of employing
to the fullest the high-grade material
which waa coming Into the fire-room
service of the merchant marine In the
middle West In common with other
In order that the young men ahould
have proper care while studying, the
Idea of an official community was
adopted. A disused hotel, In a down
town section, waa secured end fitted
up on the lines of a seminary, with liv
ing quarters for 600 students, and a
spacious lecture hall, all nnder one
roof. . -
Here, under the direction of Instruc
tors and proctor the latter are a kind
of glorified master-at-arms the stu
dents lead a busy and wholesome life.
It Is a case of plain living and high
thinking with them, for their time Is
limited at the school to one month at
the outside, and there Is much for
them to learn. Some of the men having
fired - boilers before attending the
school, find the Instruction a valuable
post-graduate course. '
' The main subjects are: "Materials
of Combustion," "Process of Combus
tion," "Types of Boilers," "Boiler
Parts and Accessories," and "Oil Burn
ers for Murine Boilers."
Get Practical Experience.
There are also talks on fire-room
practice and the relations of the fire
man to the engineers, oilers and water
tenders with whom he works at sea.
Part of each day la devoted to actual
firing. Some of this firing is done at
power plants, and some on lake steam
ers, jnuklng short trips.
When a student has absorbed the
"book learning" in the Chicago course
he Is seut to a seaport for a final
course of Instruction and to "get his
sea legs," on oaa of. the shipping
board a VI training ships.
Volunteers are being signed up in
every state In the Union. Candidates
accepted are from eighteen to thirty-
five inclusive, and must weigh at least
140 pounds. The board will pay the
rare to Chicago of volunteers from
Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Wis
consin, Minnesota, the Pakotus, Ne
braska, Iowa, Missouri and Kansas,
and thence to a seaport, and also give
them their board at Chicago. The
fare of men from other states will be
paid direct to a seaport, where they
will be trained. In either case the vol
unteer will receive $30 a month train-
Jug pay. When he gets behind the
shovel at sea he will be given $75 a
month, with CO per cent added for voy
ages through the European war sone.
MOTOR TRACTORS HELP
Keep Artillery Almost Abreast of Ad
vance at All Time. ,
Americans In London who-are famil
iar with late developments in army
methods believe that the American
success In the Soissons-Chateau Thier
ry counter-offensive was due to their
ability to move heavy artillery . for
Artillery motor tractors, It Is be
lieved, are the answer. By use of the
armored tractor they could keep their
artillery almost abreast of the ad
vance at all times. The tractor la
said to be able to do alx miles an hoar
over the roughest ground.
One Grand, Sweet 8ong.
Composer BaronI, gallant cuss, says :
"Every woman 1 a song," which we
move to amend to read: "Every wom
an la a popular song." Buffalo Newt.
WOOD Laurel, oak, fir and pine
and dry pine at $2.75 per tier de
livered. R. Tlmmons, phone
FOR SALE Boiler and engine.
about 25 borse power. A bargain.
Phone 3S8-R. 81
FOR SALE A few weaned pig.
Price $8. H. E. Gordon, R. F. D.
No. 2. Phone 610-F-34. 83
FOR RENT Partly furnished cot
tage at 321 Rogue River Avenue;
three room and alaeplng porch,
good well and one-half acre of
land, barn; $5.00 per month.
Key at 402 Rogue River Ave. 07tf
FOR RENT OR SALE Our resi
dence at 801 and 811, North 8th
St., eight and ten dollar a month.
Will sell either or both. Make me
an offer. John Summers, Leba
non, Oregon. 40tf
FOR RENT Nine room furnished
bouse. Modern Improvements. In
quire 701 H street 81
FOR RENT Partlr furnished mo
dern cottage at 724 North Sixth
street. Key 718 North Sixth.
Price, $8 per month. S7tf
WANTED Woman cook for small
crew at mining camp. Would pre
fer miner and wife. Address Box
742. Grants Pass. Ore. 64
WANTED; Want to buy at once:
Gentle team plow horses; good
milch cow; tires or four brood
sows, Poland Chinas preferred;
also about two dozen chicken of
a good breed. VJ. L. Daws, 713
North Fifth street. Grants Pass,
Ore. - 81
JITNEY SERVICE Any where, any
time. Phone Mocha Cafe 181-R
Otto J. Knlpe, Residence 149-T
WE REAPAIR cars, mag'a, colls.
generators, starters, batteries, lg
nltlon systems. Satisfaction guar
anteed. Steiger Garage, 211 North
. Sixth atreet 36tf
HAVE YOUR tires repaired at the
Maxwell garage. Get work that
holds any kind of an injury on any
sized tire taken care of. 70
E. L. OALBRAITH. insurance, rent
als, acreage, building and loans;
snaps In city- property. 609 G St,
- Launer'a old location. 68
FURS, FURS, FURS We buy furs,
bides, wool, old autos for wreck
ing, and all kinds of Junk. Grants
Pass Junk Co., 403 South Sixth
atreet, phone 21. '0
AUTO REPAIRING All kinds of
automobile repairing, prompt ser
vice, air work guaranteed. 506
South 'Sixth street. 63
LOST, Between -Medford and
Grants Pass, roll of scrim house
curtains with brown border; ' also
goat skin rag, unmounted; also
an umbrella without handle. Re
ward. Write Mrs. A. Bursell,
1211 E. Main street, Medford,
Ore., or call 666 M. 61
HENRY YULE BRADD0N
Henry Vule Brcddon, the prominent
and well-k'iown Sydney business man
who has Just been appointed commia
donar for - Australia to the United
State. ' Mr. Braddon la a member of
the New South Wale parliament
Javeloyea at' th Cor.rler OOce.
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V y cil
1L. jW,urn Ntwppr ynlonl
WILL TRADE Five or 10 acrea lr
; pears, 9 year old, adjoining city
of Grant Pas, for property In
or near Portland, Ore. Inquire of
F. H. Gelger, 912 North Tenth
treet, Boise, Idaho; 74
THE PICTURE MILL for fine photo-
grapna. open daily except Bun
day from 10 a. m. to 5 p. m. San
day sittings by appdintment only.
Phono Mill. 283-R, or reeldene
L. O. CLEMENT. M. D.. Practice
limited to diseases of the eye, ear,
nose and throat. Glasses fitted. -Office
hour 9-12, 2-6, or on ap
pointment Office phone 82, resi
dence phone 369-J.
8. LOUOHRIDGE, M. D.. Physldaa
and surgeon. City or country calls
attended day or night Resident
phone 389; office phone 181
Sixth and H, Tuffs Bldg.
DR. J. O. NIBLET, Physician and
surgeon. Lundburg Bldg. HealtB
officer. Office hoars. 9 to 12 a.
m. and 1 to 6 p. m. Phone 810-J.
A. A. WITHAM, M. D. Internal
medicine and nervous disease:
903 Corbett Bldg., Portland, Or.
Hours 9 a. m. to 1 p. m.
Oil. R. J. . BESTUL, Veterinarian,
Office, residence. . Phone 305-R.
E. C. MACY, D. M. D. Flrst-laae
dentistry. 109 South Sixth
atreet. Grant Pas. Oregon.
DRAY AGE AND TRANSFER
COMMERCIAL TRANSFER CO. Al
kind of drayage and transf.
werk carefully and promptly dona
Phone 181-J. Stand at freight
depot. A. Shade. Prop. .
F. U. 1SHAM, drayage and tranafer.
Safes, piano and - furniture
- moved, packed, shipped and (tor
ed. ' Office phone 124-Y. Resi
dence phone, 124-R.' '
H. D. NORTON,- Attorney-at-law.
Practice la all State and Federal
Court. First National Bank Bldg.
COLVIG ft WILLIAMS. Attorneys-at-Law,
Grants Pass Banking Co.
Bldg.. Grants Pass, Oregon.
E. 8. VAN DYKE, Attorney. Prac
tice in all court First National
Bank Bldg. . :
O. S. BLANCHARD, Attorney at
Law. ' Golden Rule Building
Phono 270. Grants Pass, Oregon,'
BLANCHARD & BLANCHARD. At
. torney, Albert Bldg. Phoat
236-J. Practice In all courts; last
C. A. 8IDLER, Attorney-at-Law, ref
eree In bankruptcy.-- Mason!
temple, Grants Pas, Ore.
111 1 ? ! 1
arb liauionua ana ureguu
Coast Railroad Company
Effective Nov. 19, 1918.
Traina will run Tuesday, Thursday
Leave Grants Pass. 1 P. M.
Arrive Waters Creek .. 3 P. M.
Leave Wat re Creek 3 P. M.
Arrive Grunta Pass ..; 4 P. M.
For information regarding freight
and passenger rates call at the office
of the company, Lundburg building,
or telephone 131.
i Flahlng In Japan.
. Japanese fishermen catch their fish
In a way very different from our fish
ermen. .. The fisherman will sit In Ms
little boat and have with him eight or
ten ngly black birds, almost the its
of a goose, called cormorants. These
birds live altogether on fish. They art
trained to obey their owner's voice.
He makes. them dive Into the water
after the. fish and they are so quick
and clever and sharp-eyed that they
hardly ever come up out of the water
without fish In their beak. A ring la
placed around their throats to prevent
them from swallowing their booty, but
It la not so tight that It prevents them
from breathing. ; : When the man la
through fishing be unfastens this ring
and lets hla birds eat some of tha
smaller fish which they have caught.