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GRANTS PASS DAILY (XKIUKK '
FltlUAY, JANTAI1Y 10,
What Is the main difference between
a hlg duck In a lttle puddle and a
little ducX In a big puddle?
The slee of the puddle!
AVE IH NOT CLAIM, TO BK A BIO
AND YET WE ARK
TOO OLD IX THE MEAT BUSINESS
TO BE STYLED A lHTKLING!
WE ARE THEREFORE,
JIST A MEDIUM SIZED Dl'CK
IV A MEDIO! SIZED Tl'DDLE!
MAKING A BIO XOISE ABOUT
' OU WARES.
BE GOOD, COME HERE FIR GOOD
MEATS AXD WE WILL MAKE
GOOD WITH THE GOODS!
The City Market
403 G STREET PHOXE 52
PORTLAND TO HAVE
12,000 TON DRY DOCK
The Initial step in a comprehen
sive plan to put Portland on the map
as a port was taken today when the
commission of public docks unani
mously decided to construct a 12..
00 0-ton floating drydock at an es
timated cost of $1,200,000. Chief
Engineer O. B. Hegardt was Instrut
ed to immediately prepare the plans,
and as soon as they are adopted by
the commission contracts for the
construction ' of the dock will be
The dock will be located on the
St. Johns terminal grounds, and, al
though the commission has not
formally decided the question, It will
be of wood Instead of concrete con
' While a Toledo man was shooting
bedbugs in his room, a bullet glanced
and wounded bis roommate. We have
roomed in other towns whsre yon had
to go after the bedbugs with a ham
mer or a baseball bat, but we'd hate to
room In Toledo, where yon have to go
after 'em with a gun.
Let Us Supply You
We Carry the Finest
line of Poultry All
the Year Around
Chickens that are freth killed.
Fish, steaks, chops.
Everything In the
1 Meat Line ,
The Temple Marl
LONDON GETS GLIMPSE
nr ruiniiA 'n
' Loudon, Dec. 20. iCorrospou
dence of the Associated Press.) A
"Q" ship has come to London. She
is a gray, dingy, noudes-rlpt kind or
ship, perhaps a collier, or a coastal
tramp. But all London is flockrag
to St. Katherlne's Dock to see her,
for the frowsy old tub represents a
development of naval warfare which
produced some of the finest heroism
in the history of sea fighting.
According to Sir Eric Geddes, first
lord of the British admiralty, noth
ing could be more Inspiring than the
conduct of the officers and men on
the "Q" ships "those mystery ships
where tor hours the men lay, and
were shelled and killed and lay un
tended until the opportunity came
to sink the enemy.
This "Q" ship is certainly not
what she seems. At a signal her
hatches can disclose glistening
4 -inch guns, and her harmless-looking
stays rap out wireless messages,
For more than two years her skip
per. Lieutenant-Commander Anten,
V. C, and her crew, al of whom
remain with her, have been hunting
Gunner Cunningham, wearing a
Distinguished Service medal, shows
visitors to the ship how they tackled
submarines. (Leading the way to
the forecastle, he points to a hawser
reel lying on the deck. "That's a
dummy," he says. "It's the skip
per's lookout when a submarine is
sighted. This little smokestack Is
also' a dummy it hides a periscope.
The skipper from his look-out would
give the range to the hidden gun
"No sign of life was to be seen on
the ship after a 'panic party' had
put off In an open boat until the
order came Flre.' Then this fore
hatch flew open and the sides of
that dummy cabin fell outward, and
the two 4-inch guns got to work.
We settled one U-boat with 12 hits
out of 14 from one gun and seven
out of eight from the other."
The crew of this decoy ship hunt
ed submarines in an old steamer
called the Stock Force until the
forepart of - that vessel was blown
away by a torpedo. It was on the
Stock Force that Lieutenant-Commander
Auten won the Victoria
An elephant, in bis native land, has
a hard Job to And what he likes to eat
Contrary to the general belief, he will
not eat anything, but be selects care
fully the best of roots, herbs, fruits
and various vegetables. When la cap
tivity, he eats about the same kind of
fodder, with a few exceptions. Includ
ing pastry, bread, nnts (chiefly pea
nuts) and some other goodies which
may be offered to him. Elephants eat
no kind of meat whatsoever; they will
only eat pure grown food or clean
bread or pastry.
Very few people, we suspect have
tasted whortleberries, and many do
not know what they are. There Is an
excuse for their Ignorance, as e
perts were long In doubt whether the
fruit was the same as the bilberry ; but
now tney are agreed that they are one.
The Scots call them blaeberries on ac
count of their color, which Is a genuine
blue, and so In the "Jierrv Wives" Pis
tol Instructs the fairy to "pinch them
uiue as Diinerry."
Birds Speak a Language.
The birds and animals do not nse
a great nmny words or sounds, but
they can certainly understand each
other, writes Georpe F. Burba In the
Columbus DlKpatoh, That Is, they are
able to converse with each other to
some extent. There isn't any doubt
about it. They have their alarms ot
danger; thoy have their distress calls;
they have their softer tones rff affec
tion, Caesar's Wounds.
In a paper rend before the French
Academy of Medicine It was declared
that although Julius Caesar received
85 wounds when he was murdered only
one was f ataL The first blow produced
only a Slight WOUnd. hut thn nwnnil
which penetrated the walls of the
tnorax, was mortal. After the first
blows Caesar fainted and then his as
sailants struck at him repeatedly.
Twenty-Four Hour Time In China.
In China time In ralxnlnoA m
basis of a 24-hour stretch Instead of
two 12-hour periods, as we are still
doing. This Is indicated by a time
table of the Shanghai-Nanking rail
way. We have, for instance: Tnnyang,
12:09; Cliinkiang, 12:52; Nanking,
14:15; Pukow, 15:80. Italy also is us
ing 24-hour time. The day begins at
one o'clock in the morning and ends
with midnight as 24 o'clock.
A new selling plan on llooslor.
Cabinets at Hulmnu'a Furniture
Store, 605 U street. ' 61
Tiiuluc. Sablu has it. 61
Kans lteamcs, attorney of Mod-
ford, was In the city yesterday. "
Hemstitching and plcottng at 10
cents a yard All work guaranteed
The Vanity Shop, Medford, Ore. 17tf
Homo Anln Grandmas Cookies
in 10c packages at Kinney & Truux
Grocery. . - .61
Captain W. ' H. Conner arrived
from Camp Lewis this morning and
Is spending the day ' with his sister,
Mrs. Geo. JS. Lundhurg.
Electric work Paul' Electric
store, phone 90 Medford. 62
Gold Seal rugs and Gold Seal art
carpets at special prices at Holman.
ALASKA MAKES FIRST,
Soatle, Wash., Jan. 10 Two more
minerals, platinum and molybden
ite, have beeu added to the list of
metals produced in paying quanti
ties In Alaska, says a review ot the
Alaska mining In 1918 issued by J.
L. McPherson, " secretary of the
Alaska bureau of the Seattle Cham
ber of Commerce.
"Alaska made its first shipment of
platinum In November. 1918." said
the review. "One hundred and thir
ty-three ounces of the metal valued
at $13,577 arrived In the state re
cently from widely separated local
ities in the territory. Six ounces
came from Salt Creek In the upper
Copper River region. 22 ounces came
from Dime Creek near Nome and
105 ounces came from Salt Chuck
Mine In the Ketchikan district."
GIANT FIR HOLDS FIRE
FOR SEVERAL MONTHS
A dead grand fir tree, four feet
In diameter, was Ignited June 27,
1918, during a forest fire, and burn
ed continuously nntll November 8,
although heavy rains visited the re
gion In September and October, ac
cording to Forest Ranger John Klrk
patrlck. The tree stood near the
mouth of the north fork of Clspus
river, on the Rainier national forest.
When last seen by the ranger the
tree was still burning and had been
reduced to a stub less than 40 feet
Ranger Klrkpatrtck says that fires
of this sort persist on account of
the clinkers which form and He In
the center or lowest part of the burn
ing surface. The clinkers resemble
those In the bottom of a black
smith's forge and are like red-hot
bricks. A tremendous amount of
rainfall Is necessary to cool them
The clinkers are very hard and
present a glazed surface. They re
semble lava rock In form, being per
forated and honeycombed to some
extent. They burn the tongue slight
ly when applied to it cold, as potash
does. After weathering they crum
ble and look like slaked lime.
Accidents at Different Ages.
One of the lurge cammlty companies
hns prepared a compilation Rliowlntr
the pprcentiige of deaths due to acci
dent nt different hsm. Out of n totnl
of 713,801 deaths embraced in the com
pilation. 21.1 per cent were persons
from fifteen to twenty-nine years old;
10.1 per cent; thirty to thirty-nine; 12.3
per cent, forty to forty-nine; 8 per
cent, fifty to fifty-nine, and 4.7 per
cent, sixty to sixty-nine.
M-:w TO., ay
WANTED Light 2-horse wagon;
also light double harness. Chas.
Hlvely, R. F. D. No. 4, Box 2,
across bridge South Sixth St, 61
FOR SALE or trade 40 acres of
'timber for city property or good
.. car. Address Box 119, City, 66
BEGINNING CLASS in stenography.
Call 4-R. 61
mR SALE 6,000 feet of choice
second hand lumber; 1x12 mostly,
also some 2x4 and 4x6. Inquire
Derlcks, 203 Burgess. , 62
FOR SALE Good wheat hay. In
. quire Grants Pass-William stage,
phone 287-R. . '
WANTED Stock to feed. Inquire i
Grants Pass-Williams . stage.
Phone 287-R. .66
Receive New Grader
A flue new road grader arrived
for Josephine county and will be un
loaded from the car this afternoon,
What yoirueed at the price you
cau afford at
v 6 1 1
uu way lo uermery
Mrs. Alex white, ot Korby, who
expected to leave', last night to be
at the bedside ot her son, Harold,
who was reported critically 111 with
pneumonia at Corvnllis, has received
word that he Is .much Improved. Sho
returned to Kerby today.
Home Again Grandmas Cookies
In 10c packages at Kinney & Truax
Kond Work lliuupoml
Work of rebuilding, or rather re
surfacing, the macadam road south
of the city has been progressing as
satisfactorily as could be exported
under the circumstances. The con
tinued freezing weather has made
the work difficult.
Homo Agnln -
Grandmas Cookies In lOo packages
at Kinney & Truax Grocery. 61
Buys Lighting Plnnl
C. F. Lovelace, of Wlldervllle, has
purchased a 32-volt farm lighting
plant from Paul's Electric store of
Medford, which he will Install In the
near future. The plant will be used
tor lighting the home, and general
After over three weeks of freexlng
weather there was a turn for the
better last night. The welcome
change thawed out all pipes and
brought rain, which has been falling
the greater part of the day.
Home Again -
Grandmas Cookies In lOo packages
at Kinney & Truax Grocery.- 61
The case of Donald Offlns, accused
of communicating with a prisoner In
the county jail, was dismissed this
morning by Judge Gillette, the judge
evidently believing that there was
not sufficient evidence to retain Mr.
Offlns and considering the visit
merely a friendly one.
Red Cross Worker Needed
More workers are needed In the
Red Cross sewing rooms. Two
large allotments are on hand and
must be completed very soon. Please
figure your time during the week so
as to give a certain number of hours
every week to this work. Hundreds
ot thousands ot our men will be In
France for a long time. Besides this
Belgium is sorely in need of some of
the things we are making.
Classified Ad Rates
Classified advertls'lng in the Dally
Courier will be charged for at the
rate of 5 cents per line per Issue un
less paid In advance. The rate of
25 words at 50 cents per week does
not provide for bookkeeping, post
age on statements mailed, etc. Here
tofore we have. permitted occasional
charges at the cheap rates but. no
Printing that please Wo do it!
Courier Job Department.
TONIGHT A XI) SATlItDAY
"Her Silent Sacrifice"
The honest love of a country girl overcome
the empty smartness of Parisian society life
and the 75-mile gun
IK PAUTK I LAIt AIIOt T yi'ALITY
TOM ATOMS'' ;
t HTIUNd IlKANS
PRA8 ' l
DILI. TICKLES BOl lH
BASKET GROCERY CO.
Spring Will Soon Be Here
We hive a carload of FORDS coming
Get your order in
Ford Worm-Gear Trucks
C. L. HGBART CO.
NEW MANNER TO FIGHT
- RED LIGHT DISTRICT
Sacramento, Cal., Jan. 10. Estab
lishment ot ono or more slate deten
tion homes for the rehabilitation ot
women of the underworld Is advo
cated In the report of the bureau of
social hygiene. Included In the bien
nial report of the state board of
Bills provldiug appropriations ne
cessary tor such homes are to be In
troduced at this session ot the legis
lature with the backing of the Wom
en's Legislative council and Wom
en's clubs throughout the state, the
report said. The bureau recom
mended that the proposed homes be
established on farms and that com
petent physchologlsts and suitable
vocational teachers be lncludod on
their staffs. ,
Four methods of stamping out so
cial dlsoase were urged by the bu
reau, direct treatment, law enforce
ment measures, education and re
"This last, a world old plan. Is ot
course the most difficult," said the
report. "But any plan that doos not
include It Is foredoomed to failure.
It the diseased woman Is merely
given a jail sentence and then turn
ed loose again to resume her trade
It will only start over again the vl
From 70 to 80 per cent of all
prostitutes are suffering from ven
eral diseases and from 20 to 30 per
cent are mentally deficient and
should have permanent custodial
care, the report said.
.15 BELOW ATFT. VI KON
Fort Yukon, Alaska, Nov, 30.
(By Mall). Ice In tho Yukon river
here Is two feet thick In places. Al
ready the thormnmetors have regis
tered as low as 3D degrees below.
Legal Blanks at the Courier.
JOY THEATER VI
WILL I'LKASU YOU
HWKICT POTATO K8
FISH FLAK KM
Tl NA FIHH
ItAltONKKM Hl'Alltl AT MKOKOItli
Baroness lluard will give an lllus-.
trated locturo at Medford Thursday
evening, January 16, on, "My Home
In the Field of Honour." Pictures
of Chateau Thierry, where the Ore
gon hoys fought. Tho Baroness was
In tho thick of the groat war, and Is,
now making a lour of America. The
loctnre wilt be given In the Rlalto
Theatre. Admission C5 cents.
Jan. 11, Saturday Civil service
examination for postmaster, vacancy
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JUST as the extremes of joy
, nnd sorrow are felt by
women, more than by men, so
the extremes of "hard times"
or prosperity are felt most
keenly by the women.
Women, as the buyers for
Oregon homes, spend probably
more than A MILLION DOL
LARS A WEEK.
Think of this tremendous
power In their hands for mak
ing Oregon grow and prosper!
Homo Industries League of Oregon
COMING 81'NDAY nnd MONDAY
" In VKTOH III GO'S
A BIG NINE lUiKL FEATURE
'" ' 2:80 at ItcduccM Trices
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