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CHANTS PASS DAILY COVIUER
KltlDAV, JAM HV iil,
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" WEEKLY COURIER
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kr all otherwise credited In this
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All rights of reDubllcatlon of bdo-
paj aispatchea herein are also
FRIDAY, JAXTARV 24, 1019.
f Fair; light southwesterly
If winds. 4
For the benefits of readers who
may he Interested in German poll
Itlcs, here is a resume of the political
larties now active in Germany, as
(compiled and explained by the Lon
don Times. There are eight of
khem, all of whom recently put up
(candidates for the national assembly.
They are listed as follows:
The Majority Socialists, headed by
Ebert and Scheldemann.
The Independent Socialists! head
led by Haase, Ledebour and Barth.
The Spartacus group, followers of
Llebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg.
The German Democratic Party,
represented by Stresemann, mainly
The German National People's
Party, with von Kardofl, largely con
The National Democrats, consist
ing of bourgeois Republicans.
The Free-German Peoples party.
a survival of the old Center Party.
Of all these parties the first
named Is now dominant. The Spar
tacides or Spartacans, though numer
ically small, have sought to rule by
terrorism, and nearly succeeded so
far as Berlin is concerned. Now
they seem under control.
These two are moderately Intel
llglble In their policies and leader
ship. The rest, even as described by
the Times, seem to constitute a dim.
chaotic shadow-land of politics, with
subdivisions of membership and
shades of opinion and Influence that
mean nothing to an outsider.
The Germans have always com
plained that Americans do not un
derstand them. Assurely we do not
understand their political system, at
customed as we are to only two par
ties of definite antecedents ani
Business institutions everywhere,
during the war, have proudly dis
played service stars to show the
number of men they gave to the
army and navy. The significance of
those stars has largely passed with
the passing of the emergency t tat
called them. As the absentees con e
.back home, the starred flags and
pennants begin to disappear.
The end, however, has not really
come.. It is not all over until all
the boys who went away to tight
have come back all the living
and resumed their places in civilian
life. Here is discovered a duty and
responsibility which many stay-at-
home citizens are in danger of Ignor
The Seattle PoEt-Intelllgenoer
springs a suggestion that deserves to
find quick acceptance everywhere. It
bangs out a flag bearing several
tars, and under them the explana
tory words, "Returned Soldiers Em
' Surely, as the Post-Intelligencer
cays, It ought to be made "as much
matter of pride to give a soldier
job as to display the fact that an
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Chocolate Eclaire v :
Grandmas ' Butternut -
KINNEY & TRUAX GROCERY
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employe had gone to war." Why,
then, not advertise the fact that the
Ljob has been given 7
The Russians around Archangel
hate white bread. They say they
have eaten black bread tor 60 years
and dislike the change. Why not or
ganize a Black Bread Relief Society?
It might solve the disposal of all
those substitutes which one govern
ment made us buy last winter, but
ten could not make us eat.
The French say they have a com
plete list of every piece of machinery
or machine part stolen from them
and from Belgium, and its present
locatioq in Germany. And yet Sher
lock Holmes is supposed to be a
purely English product.
Those "Boughten Buttons."
Writing of the poet Whlttler, Mrs.
James T. Fields says that "one of the
poet's most entertaining reminiscences
of his boyhood was. the story of his
first visit to Boston. William Greene's
mother was an Interesting woman of
strong. Independent character and
wide Interests, wonted to the life of
cities, and one of the first, in spite of
his boyish shyness to appreciate her
young relative. Her kind eagerness,
during one of her occasional visits to
the Whlttlers, that Greenleaf should
come to see her when he came to Bos
ton, fell In with his own dreams, and a
high desire to see the sights of the
"One can easily imagine how this
Imagination must have glorified the
natural expectations of a country boy,
and when the time arrived, how the
whole household lent itself to further
ing so great an expedition. He was
not only to have a new suit of clothes,
but they were, for the first time, to be
trimmed with "boughten buttons,' to the
lad's complete satisfaction, his mind
being fixed on those as marking the
difference between town and country
Burning Balloons Dont Explode.
A balloon when it commences to
burn does not explode, as a great many
people seem to think. An Incendiary
or tracer bullet, when It hits the bal
loon, goes through It, making two
hole, of course. As the bullet is flam
ing, being filled with a magnesium
compound, it Ignites the hydrogen
where it escapes at these two holes.
Hydrogen, or In fact anything, can
burn only when It combines with oxy
gen, and m the hydrogen escapes at
the bullet holes it combines with the
oxygen In the air, and burns like two
gas Jets. The holes enlarge as the
fabric is burned away and the flames
grow larger until the whole balloon be
comes one mass of flame. As soon as
enough hydrogen has escaped to make
the weight of the balloon greater than
the weight of an equal volume of air
the balloon starts to drop to the
ground. Lieut. II. K. Hlnek, It. F. C.
In the Saturday Evening I'ost.
Printing that pleases We do it!
Courier Job Department.
Mrs. G. I. Wardrlp and mother
Mrs. J. Ha gen, spent Wednesday at
ternoon with .Mrs. F. G. Roper.
Mr. and Mrs. F. F. Bylngton en
tertained Dr. and Mrs. W. W. Walk
er, Judge Gfllette and son, l.anda,
at 6 o'clock dinner Monday.
We hear that Holt Wardrlp, of
Holtville, Cal., has had a second
attack of the influenza. The bal
ance of the family are well.
Oliver McEwen came over from
his mine Saturday and was the guest
of J. H. Harris until Sunday.
Little Olive Hagen has the scar
Preston Bylngton, son of F. L.
Bylngton, who is In the 40th Divi
sion, expected to have been home
January 1st, but his division was di
vided and he was among those left
We are pleased to hear that Gall
Hamilton Is able to walk around the
ward and will soon, be able to come
Robert Nellson has the scarlet
fever. He Is the third one of the
children to take it
The prospects are rapidly growing
brighter for having water in the
Grants Pass district ditch.
J. H. Harris and A. Bauer were
dinner guests at the I. J. Hagen
Mrs. Fred Roper was in town one
day last week the guest of Mrs.
Bert Elliott and her mother, Mrs.
Mrs. J. Hagen, Prof, and Mrs. G.
I. Wardrlp and daughter, Rose
Marie, were dinner guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Alonzo Jones Sunday.
Mr. Henton, who was here from
Oakland. Cal., to bury his wife
spent the week end with Mr. and
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Carpenter,
daughter Lavida, and Miss Gene
vieve Myers, of Grants Pass, were
dinner guests at the Hamilton home
Sunday and in the afternoon Mr.
and Mrs. A. X. Parsons and Mr. Du
Pal, of California, called. A pleas
ant musical afternoon was enjoyed
Little Irene Williams Is recovering
from an attack of pneumonia follow
ing the influenza, but the baby is
still very low with it.
Of HEM GIVES DATA
and In all private homes or public
Institutions wherever there are cases
of Influenza, should be thoroughly
sterilized by boiling 15 minutes.
In regard to vaccines: While it
is recognized as impossible to rely
absolutely upon the value of any vac
cine or other treatment not proven
by controls, still the data herewith
submitted is worthy of consideration.
The city and state laboratories
have dispelled sufficient vaccine
(Uoyd) for about 600,000 inocula
tions. Probably a considerable
quantity of this was not used, or it
may have been kept too long or too
warm to bo of much value when
used. Report blanks upon which to
tabulate the results of the inocula
tions were mailed to about 800 phy
sicians, but only 94 have so far re
turned their statistics thereon. The
compiled data from these 94 reports
Is as follows: Number of persons
Inoculated, 33,439. Of this number
S15 are reported as having had mild
attacks of Influenza, 75 severe, and
there were 11 deaths. Of the 11
deaths, one was sick when inoculat
ed, 6 had their onset within 12 hours
of Inoculation, one In 24 hours and
one in 4S hours. No dutu accom
panied the other 3. The 94 reports
also cover 4.7SO cases of Influenxa
lu those not vaccinated; S.fids were
mild, 1,146 severe and there were
Of the 94 physicians, 48 comment
favorably on the use of the vaccine
especially In preventing the graver
complications; some are quite ejithu
slastic and 46 make no comment.
The report from the Bremerton
navy yard, using the same vaccine,
Is as follows: Number Inoculated
4,212, of this number 144, contract
ed Influenza, 112 of whom the on
set began before the inoculation
wns completed, mere were no
deaths. There were 8.4S6 who were
not vaccinated. There occurred
1,409 cases of Influenza In this
group, 96 of whom died.
It Is not held that the vaccine Is
a positive prophylaxis against influ
enza, thotmh there is considerable
evidence pointing to its conferring a
degree of immunity, but what' Is of
more importance. Is the -apparent
value In preventing Its extreme se
verity. XOTKT TO CONTRACTORS
STATE IllGIIWAY OONSTM'CTIOX
Sealed bids will be received by
the State Highway Commission of
the State of Oregon at Room 1301
Yeon Building, Portland, Oregon, at
11 o'clock a. m. on the 4th day of
February, 1919, for the following
Paving Pacific Highway In Jose
phine County, Grants I'nss to Jdho-phine-Jackson
County line; 6 miles.
"Reinforced Concrete Viaduct over
the Southern Pacific Railroad at Di
vide, approximately 164 cu. yds. ro
Grading Pacific Highway In Doug
las County, Drain to a point one
mile south of Yoncolla, approximate
ly 47,500 cu. yds. excavation; 5.1
miles In length. .
Grading Pacific Highway In Dong
las County. Josephine-Douglas Coun
ty line through Stage Road Pass, ap
proximately 2M miles north to a
point known as Jacques place, ap
proximately 66,000 cu. yds. excava
No bid will be considered unless
accompanied by cash, bidder's bond
or certified check for an amount
equal to five (5) per cent of the total
A corporate surety bond will be
required for the faithful perform
ance of the contract in a sura equal
to one-halt of the total amount bid.
Proposal blanks and full Informa
tion for bidders may be obtained at
the ofice of the State Highway En
gineer, Capitol Building, Salem.
Plans, specifications and form of
contract may be inspected at the
same place or may be obtained upon
the deposit of $5.00 for each set of
plans and specifications. Plans and
specifications are also on file at
Room 1301 Yeon Building, Portland,
The right is reserved to reject
any or all proposals or to accept the
proposal deemed best for the State
STATE HIGHWAY COMMISSION,
. S. BENSON. Chairman.
W. L. THOMPSON, Commis
sioner. R. A. BOOTH, Commissioner.
State Highway Engineer.
Salem, Oregon, January 23, 1919.
The tungan-tnngan weed or vine of
the Philippines Is the source of a valu
able lubricating oil. Those Interested
In the wild .growth claim that 1,000,
000 gallons of the ofl can be produced
In one year, while cultivation will
greatly increase the output. Besides
Its value as a lubricator for delicate
machinery, tnngnn-tangan oil Is prized
by the natives for Its medlcinul prop
"Hot Dqgs" Banned. -
Because of their "unslehtllnesu" on
the principal street corners, "hot dnr"
stands In Macon, Ga,, must go, accord
ing to the edict of the city council.
Fortune telling establishments also are
AT THE MOYIKH
"Klmii Icier Arum"
"Shoulder Arms," tho second
Charlie Chaplin million-dollar pic
ture, to bo shown at tho Joy Theatre
Sunduy and Monday, pteturlie his
experiences and difficulties as tin
average American doughboy, from
the time ho enters tho "rookie"
squad until, as a finished produce
or military training, he Invades Hun
land and captures tho Imperial Ger
man staff with a method typically
Yankee for novelty and surprise.
Ills feet get him Into countless
troubles under' tho unsympathetic
eye of his drill sergeant, and even
after his advent Into the front line
trenches he finds now complexities
In tho management of a rifle and
bayonet. Following numerous ex
periences In his dugout he voluntoers
for a special spying mission. Camou
flaged aa a tree, ho Invades enemy
territory. A Hun , wood-chopping
party attempts to add him, disguised
as a tree stump, to Its collection,
with disastrous results. .Charlie la
finally captured In a - shell-torn
French house. He makes his ex
cape by turning the tublns on the
Germans, and,- accompanied by the
French girls who befriends him. he
seeks rotuge In what proves to he
the headquarters of the general staff!
The kaiser, crown prince and von
Hlndenburg surprise htm In an at
tack on German officer, but Char
lie saves the day for himself and tho
girl by wearing tho uniform of his
He rescues his drill sergeant, also
captured by Huns, and together they
conspire to escape. Their plnn brims
complnto confusion to headquarters
and shakes the Gorman army Jo !'
KKNWTK (WXTIXI'KM TO
HOM VI APPROPRIATION
Washington, Jan. 23. Criticism
of President Wilson and Food Ad
ministrator Hoover was continued
today In tho senate during the de
bate on the administration bill up
preprinting $100,000,000 for food
relief In Europe, and the senate
again failed to reach a vote. Disposi
tion of amendments was begun, how
ever, and administration leaders
hope to pass the measure tomorrow
Without a record vote, the senate
rejected the amendment by Senator
Penrose, of Pennsylvania, republi
can, providing for distribution of
the fund by a committee to be named
by the president, subject to confir
mation by the senate, and to he re
sponsible to congress.
That feller l such a fool," com
mented the gaunt Mlssonrlnn. "that I
reckon likely when he was a bally his
mnw used to hold him by the ankles
and tote him around with his head
hanging down like a chicken." Kan
sas City Star.
Perils of Literary Life.
The man who talks too much Isn't
half as opt to get Into trouble as the
fellow that writes too much, and
somebody keeps the staff that he wrote
end digs It up against him. Wilming
About the only sure-thing bet In this
world of chance Is to place your money
on the locomotive when It Is racing an
automobile to a crossing. Indianapo
Help do your ownCarRepairing
ha f" 'V' Ume t0 haVe yo,,r c led over and put In
E. A. ADAMS
508 South Sixth Street'. - 0pM 0M
W. T. Itreen, Propr.
Grants Pass & Crescent City Stage Co:
Big, Easy Riding Pierce Arrow Cars
Office-Old Observe, Blk. Comer
Our $teak$, chop, poultry
and fUh are the 6esf in town.
We supply the beit fami
The Temple Market
Saved by Thslr Horttt.
An Australian Aiuac writing home
describes the sagacity of his horse:
"It's wonderful how a horse known
dungcr In the tiring line. During a
recent push In Palestine my horse, for
instance, understood exactly the dif
ference between h shell coining over
and one likely to land anywhere near
our Hues. When the buzzing of
Taube's engines has been heard In the
distance I've known them to stampede
and nice for miles before they halted.
But when the tmichl llMippcnred
they turned back. I've patrolled close
to Turkish positions on dark nights.
H n (I ftlthotigh there hits been no sign
of n hidden enemy my horse lms sud
denly reared, and the next second n
shot from a nearby hush or cactus
grove hns runic out. Many a Light
Horseman owes Ins life to this strange
Instinct umnngst tho hoofed Austra
lians." ' Too Busy Beavers.
Tho Ciiiinillan Tactile railway Is ex
periencing difficulty at dllTereiit places;
between While River nnd Cartler on
account of beaver dnnia being erected
nnd flooding Us lands. At one plncu
dntn was erected In Hie center of a
culvert, nnd imrl of the tilling bad lo
' lie removed In order to ito mvay with
if When HiU Mi,.. .Mae the lieu vera
I. Mill aiioiber a little further down the
Htreain. nnd this iiln hail to Ih re
moved on necouiil nf Hie hai-kuater.
it eem ig, lie the general opinion
hat 'he government should declare an
"ter. season for n year and give the
Indians nnd settlers a chance to dis
pose of the surplus henver and otter.
I rthiir eoiT'-spoii'lence Ottawa
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