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From a Pound of Coffee
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OF OVR ENGLISH BREAKFAST TEA
KINNEY & TRUAX GROCERY
"WEDNESDAY, JAXVARY 1, 1919.
f Rain; increasing southerly
A POUND OF PREVENTION
Those who have paid small atten
tion to the methods of the United
States government in financing the
war may not be exactly clear inhuir
own minds as to the why of the
next Liberty loan which will be
called the victory loan.
No one was planning on the Ger
mans quitting in 1918 Instead of
taking the knock-out punch in 1914.
All our preparations were made f.r
a great 1919 finale. The stage was
set and the properties were ready.
The Germans in the front line had
discovered the unbeatable fighting
qualities of our men, but the Ger
man general staff was moved to ask
for peace for an additional reason.
As a final cure, for German vic'.ous
ness in 1919 we had assembled ready
for the coming campaign more than
ten tons of gas for every ton the
Germans could make; a tank for
every 75 feet of fighting front; bat
teries by the thousands, where we
toad but one before; aeroplanes in
the same proportion and millions
more men ready to start for Berlin.
But this cure that had been mixed
with the pestle of determinatton In
the mortar of American industry be
The German, general staff knew
more a bout, this cure than the Amer
ican officers. The magnitude of the
dose with the proved ability of the
men who were to administer it de
cided the German staff that it was
By ending the war in November,
1918, instead of in 1919, more than
a half million American lives were
saved. The coming Victory loan is
to pay for saving these lives and the
fact that the bill will be heavy is
because the pound. of cure became a
pound of prevention, Instead of an
Everyone prefers to pay for pre
vention, especially when it saves
600,000 lives and that's why there
will be one more Liberty loan.
R. E. DeWitt and his partrer, Jeff
Howell, who rolibed the Boswells,
are reported to have said as they
lugged off the gold bars: "This beats
working for wages all to h ," or
words to that effect. But DeWitt
was wrong. He will leave : Grants
Pass to serve 12 years at the Salem
penitentiary. It's a grand gam6,
perhaps, for a rough-neck if he can
get away with it, but few, very few,
but the grand Jury's action does not
wipe the brand of Cain from her
brow nor the stain ofniurder from
The atockgrowers in session at
Denver send out the warning that
there is danger of an over production
ot meat animals. It would be a
shame if bacon dropped from 70 to
40 cents per pound it might give
the consumer heart failure.
Senator Lachmund says the sol
dier who Joins the I. W. W. or Bol
shevikl forces should be deprived of
his army uniform. A .capital .idea,
and no time should be lost in strip
ping the garments from him.
n.'t V 1 1 ... 1 1 t i
Bootlegging is a rich man's game,
but the poor, man never tumbles to
that fact until it is too late.
ATHLETE IS NOW VINDICATED
War Has Proved That Sensible Devo
tion to Sports and Games Was
Time Well Spent
Much was snid before the war In
depreciation of the young man who
devoted himself to athletics, remarks
the Louisville Courier-Journal. His
early death was prophesied by the
easy-going slug of a fellow who took
his exercise with his right elbow and
his recreutlon of bar and caravansary.
Whenever an athlete lied his mus
cular development was set down as
the cause of his untimely end.
It has been made plain by the war
that the athletic youth Is the prefer
able youth to fight the enemy. It
never was proved that be was less
able than others to tight life's battles
In the figurative sense of the phrase,
or that be died sooner than the round
paunched, soft-armed, flabby-legged
In the army and In the navy kthlet
ic sports and games are encouraged,
promoted, valued. Swimming, tennis,
boxing, rowing, football, are regarded
as being worth more than the time
that Is devijted t .them. Aviators
wjio are supple and well set up, as
well as young and courageous, are the
most promising candidates. It has
been found that the "light hands" of
the man who has ridden to hounds are)
as valuable in manipulating an air
plane as they are in taking a spirited
horse over the hunting fields and over
fences. Physical training of every sort
is a good asset' for the yonng man,
and how much more easily the candi
date who Is forty or beyond has fitted
himself for military service if . he has
kept np since college days the habit
of exercise and out-of-door life.
Clifton Mouth Likea French tilils
November 28, 1918.
As It: has been quite a white slnre
I have written, I will try and pen a
few lines this evening. I was in
Paris when I wrote my last letter.
We sure did have a .tine time the
five days we were theTe. We hap
pened to be there the day the armis
tice was signed and It ever a city
went literally crazy, Paris was that
city. The day the armistice was
signed everybody quit work and
went down town to celebrate and
they surely did celebrate. At noon
when the armistice was signed all
the guns in the city were tired,
whistles were bloWn and everything
that would make a noise was put In
to service.. A. person could hardly
hear himself think tor a little while.
The flags ot alii the allies were
out over all the city, but the Ameri
can and French flag predominated.
We went into the city (we were sta
tioned Just at the gates) that night
and nearly lost our Uvea in the mobs.
The people went nearly crazy and
the Americans literally owned the
whole town. There were all sorts
of parades in all the streets formed
of both Americans and French. Some
Americans would get some flags and
start down the street and. immedi
ately A whole crowd would, follow
them and soon a big parade would
be on Its way. In one big aiiuare
(the I'litce do la Opera) tho crowd
was so thick that auto couldn't act
through them, but had to go clear
around the square. At another
square (tho Placo do lu Concorde)
were several rows ot guns lined up
Qurman Kuna, that hud Iwn cap
tured during tho war. They, also
had several German airplanes placed
here for exhibition, as well as sev
eral Zeppelins and machine guns.
While a couple of us were walking
down the street a wholo hunch of
young men and- women, all holding
hand encircled ua and while we were
standing there . wondering what
would happon next tho girls grabbed
us and klsned us. I suppose yon ran
tmeirine what a etruaale we put up.
We had only gone a little distance
further when we were again captur
ed, then finding that It worked so
well we got Into the circle and went
out to capture souie pretty French
girls. We had good luck too as all
the girls couldn't do enough for the
I had a better time that night than
I ever had before in France and 1
only had a few better times in the
U. a. I am afraid that If the Amer
icans saw much ot the French girls
as they were that night, the Ameri
can girls would have to look to their
laurels'.. Frm what I have seen of
thorn while In France I think the
French girls compare very favorably
with the best of the Americans.
Thore Is quite a controversy over
here in the papers about the merits
ot French girls and the last time I
saw the papers the French girls
seemed to be more popular than the
Americans. I nm very sure that Is
We are expecting to he In the TJ.
S. before very much longer. I surely
hope so anyhow. I'll have to close
for this time but will write more In
ter. I haven't had any mall for over
two weeks. Love to all. CLIFTON
PVT. C. W. BOOTH,
17th Aero Squadron,
American Ex. Forces, France.
WlHhesto make nucncy ar
rangement wllb flrNt-t'limH, re
sponsible cltlxeu of (Irnnlt
Pass as audit tor large Stock,
Klre lnmiranco, Casually, and
lloiidliig Companies. Man
must lie high-cluss cltlten, am
bitious and energetic.
I j. W. V.
Caro Itomie Hlvor Courier
Parcel Pest In the Arctic. .
The Eskimos, who live on the shores
of Bering sea and the Arctic ocean,
are now making use of the parcel post,
to the dlscomfltere of the local traders,
who often took advantage of them la
the early days. They send their furs.
Ivory and whalebone by parcel post
to the bureau of education at-Beattla,
where the agents dispose of the goods
by auction, and with the proceeds buy
at wholesale prices such supplies as
the natives want
There are ten or twelve fox farms
In Aluaka. One of them, situated In
the Tnnnna valley, a mile and a half
from Fuirhanks, consists of ten acres
Of Cleared Innd, the greater part of
which Is covered with pens In which
the animals live. .
Bob's brother, seeking revenge, had
pnt grass In his sister's slippers after
they had been cleaned. Luter In tho
afternoon Rob discovered the mischief
and as his sister was about to put on
the slippers he came swiftly running
toward her, crying out as he did so:
"Don't put them on. There's a bird's
nest Inside und you'll kill the young
October Is so called from being the
eighth In the year, according to the
old Latin calendar. It wus styled "wine
month" by our Saiim ancestors. The
festival of (he Hosury Is celebrated
Oct. 1 In honor ot the Virgin, who Is
especially Invoked In the devotions for
success, believed to have been uhtnln
ed through' her Intercession In the bat
tle of Li'i'imto. In l.'.Tl. wlieu the Turks
THE PRAISE CONTINUES
Kvrrt where We Hear (jimhI Kcporta
of Poau's Kidney I'llU.
Crams i'tiM U no exception. Kvery
Uon of the I'. S. resounds with
praise ot Duau's Kidney Pills. Fifty
thousand persons are giving testi
mony in their home newspapers. The
snenrity of these witnesses, the fact
thut they live so near, U the beat
proof of the merit of Douu's. Here's
a Grants I'mks case.
William Harvey, 821 .V. Eighth
St., says: "I have never round a
medicine for backache and other kid
ney (Unorder so reliable as lJoaa's
Kidney s'lllu. They did one or my
family so much good that I used
them. I had fine results and I have
'always taken noun's Kltlnor Pills
since when I have felt the need of
a kidney medicine. 1 hsve received
Just its good results as 1 did the first
PHce Cue, at all dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy sjvt
I loan's Kidney IMIIsthe sumo that
Mr. Harvey had. Foster.-! II burn Co..
Hfrrs.. Hnffiilo. V. Y.
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SULO 8V DKUGGtSTS tURYHKLSC
IN ABE MARTIN'S COUNTRY
Right now while industries are on
the down grade those shipyard work-
ers at Seattle who have stopped the
wheels of progress by demanding $8
a day will receive little sympathy
from the public. But should they
win out, .watch out for general
strikes all over the United States.
The grand Jury at Mlnneola, N. J.,
never indicted Marie Lebaudy for
killing her husband by shooting blm,
Where Wisdom Centers and "the
World Do Move," but In Decid
cdly Leisurely Manner.
All Brown county seemed to be wait
ing for us when late we reached the
"picnic grounds." Abe Martin types
hung round the roadway to the grove.
Ginger pop, orange cider, Ice crenm
cones were disappearing down warm
and thirsty throats. All through the
grove there were grateful voices talk
ing gently of the saving of . the. corn
crop by the rains. Coats and collars
were not as numerous as on Fifth ave
nue, but kind hearts and friendly visit
ing and exchange of confidences were
as evident as anywhere in all the
world. Veterans of '61 were linking
up their war with this, and one elab
orately whiskered farmer earnestly
confided to me; "I fought four years
to make good Lincoln's word, and I
guess our boys today will stand by
Woodrow." . , , .'
Honest, homely, shrewd and wise,
they talked Abe Martin's language :
"It's nice f live In a little town
where 'you don't have t' give somebud
ly a dime to hold your overcoat"
"A kicker Is nearly alters wrong."
"A sympathizer Is, a feller that's fer
you as long as it don't cost anything."
"Politics Is Just one 5-cent cigar af
ter another." Lyman P. Powell In the
All kinds of Commercial Prlntlns
at the Courier Office.
WAR . 1E PARTM END
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