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WEDNESDAY, JVLY-30. Jt.
OREGON WEATHER '
Vet slope fair; fair and t
cooler . east portion; gentle
San Francisco, July 28. 'Ad
vancenlent of naval armament from
Spanish. American war days to rea
ent is shown in the weight of a
broadside fired irom the old battle
ship Oregon, the largest at the time
of the Spanish American war and
from vessels of the Pennsylvania
type of the new Pacific fleet.
The Oregon could fire a broadside
of steel projectiles weighing 5,660
pounds. A broadside from the Penn
sylvania' type with Its 14-inch guns
would weight 17,500 pounds.
Future American dread naughts
and tattle cruisers are to mount 16
Inch guns. Each projectile will weigh
2,100 pounds compared with the 14-
inch shells or the 'Pennsylvania. The
broadside from the future battle
ships mill weigh a! total ot 25,200
pounds more than four times the
size of n Oregon broadside.
The new ships will be the heaviest
armed ships in the world. The 16-
inch guns were developed during
1918 and proved satisfactory in every
. The largest guns on the Atlantic
fleet in its cruise of 1907-1908
around the. world was. 12-inch. The
greatest number of these' on any
single ship was four against the bat
teries of twelve 14-Inch guns on the
more powerful dreadnaughts of Ad
miral Hugh Rodman's new Pacific
fleet The 12-inch gun had a maxi
mum effective range ot 10,000 yards
against the 22,000 yard Rodman
uns. The fleet of ten years ago,
naval officers say, would be helpless
against even a small part of the Pa
cific fleet. The Atlantic Ifleet iwhen
it made Its famous trip was consid
ered the greatest fleet ever brought
Admiral Robley D. Bvans com
manded the Atlantic fleet until it
reached San Francisco. All his ves
sels burned coal, as did the Oregon
. of Spanish American war days. Ad
miral (Rodman's flagship," the New
Mexico, is electrically propelled and
most of his vessels are oil burners,
thus materially increasing their
cruising radius over any previous
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
This Season's Keds All Sixes
With and Without Heels '
At 98 Cents and $1.35 Pair
KINNEY & TRUAX
103 North Sixth
X'OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
the County Court will consider-bids
for the construction of portions of
the Pacific highway between Grants
iPass and Sexton Mountain between
Stations 194 to 236, 267 to 334, 380
to 393, and 465 to 467, according
to maps, plans, specifications and es
timates on file In the office of the
County Clerk of Josephine County,
The Court will consider separate
bids for the construction of i such
highway between each of the above
stations, or in thn
meat o be made by road warrants?
lAll bldB must be filed on or be
fore 10 o'clock, am. of the 6th dav
of August, 1919, and a certified
check of 5 per cent of the amount
bid must accompany the same, made
payable to E. L. Coburn, Countv
, The County Court reserves thP
right to reject any and all bids or
award the contract according to th?
"best Interests of the county.
By ordpr of the County Court of
Josephine County, Oregon.
E. L. COBURN,
3 ' County Clerk
Long Island, N. Y..
July 17, 1919.
Dear Mother and Father:
More than six weeks have passed,
and not a word from home, or any
other person with whom I corre
spond. I wonder if you have been
receiving my letters, or whether they
too have gone astray.
I have had a! lot of good exper
ience in the airplane line, but well:
A lieutenant and I flew from As
he ry Park, N. J., to Philadelphia on
the 3rd of July. We did exhibition
flying on the 4th, staying over to the
6th. The lieutenant's mother and a'J
cousin were there and also a family
by the name ot Ketchan, and the
name is very appropriate, for they
have something like a' million and a
half to their credit. Well, they en
tertained us in our spare moments.
and you can bet we spared all that
was possible. Their car was at our
disposal, and MIbs Peggy Ketchan
drove us around most of the time.
The evening of the 4th after we had
finished flying, the lieutenant's
mother and cousin and the Ketchan
family captured us again, and took
us to dinner at a' country club. We
had some time. The cldh was crowd
ed with people, all of whom had
more money than they needed. We
were only there a few minutes un
til every one knew we were the ones
who had flown over the park in the
afternoon. They were all watching
us like a cat watches a mouse, and
when any of them were talking to
us, they acted like we were little tin
gods. We had a splendid evening,
it really ended too soon, for it
doesn't take morning long to come.
The lieutenant went home with his
mother, and the whole Ketchan fam
ily drove me to my room in the club
down town,) about 12 miles. Mls3
Peggy and I rode In the rear seat.
Mr. and Mrs. Ketchan in front Mr.
Ketohan driving. . You would have
died laughing if you could have seen
it. I felt almost like a bandit ot the
Villa order. Just picture me riding
in the rear seat of the' automobile
with a: millionaire's daughter, her
father and mother in front. Why
not steal daughter, -car and money?
For Miss Peggy was really pretty I
thought of turning bandit, but 1
didn't have the gun. And when
Peggy stopped talking long enough
to laugh, why I could not have harm
ed her for the world. Miss Peggy is
1 19 and Just out of a seminary or a
i collet for girls. She could talk
faster than chained lightning and
I laugh while she talked, so you can
imagine the conversation when I got
my tongue umbered up too.
- We stayed until Sunday afternoon
In Philadelphia, and left there about
4 o'clock and flew to Athmtlo City, a'
flight of 100 miles, and it took us
about 40 minutes. We were making
from 120 to 140 miles per hour, a
little faster than the railroads. We
got to Atlantic City just as a thun
der storm broke, and had to put the
machine np for the night. There
was no hangar to run it In, so we
could only run It up beside a house
and tie It down, covering the motor
with canvas. I don't believe I ever
saw It rain very much harder than
it did that night, and the lightning
was just one continuous flash. We
exjiected to find our old liberty air
plane useless, but when we over
hauled It we found It quite Intact.
We flew on to Camp Vail, where we
had started from, making a total of
about 1200 miles.
Gee! liow I would like to come
home. A pal of mine has Just re
turned from a furlough In Washing
ton, and .he says everything Is so
nice out on the coast, compared with
the east, and 1 can readily believe
him, for 1 know the difference be
tween God's country, and this place.
Of course the country back 'here Is
very pretty In its way. but nothing
compared to the Pacific coast.
Well, I will have to close and see
If my buddie is getting into nny
trouble. I don't dare to leave him
alone very long, or. he might take a
notion to go to Mexico. Will say
good bye, and remember me to all.
36th Balloon Company.
t Mitchell Field, .Long Island, X. Y.
K K.Vri't'KV MOC XTA I X EKK
CLAIMS AGE OF 1.10
Iuisville, July 29. The Nation
al Geographic Society has been ask
ed to investigate the claim of John
Shell, a! mountaineer of lye lie coun
ty, Ky., that he is 130 years old.
Shell's neighbors corroborate the
statement concerning his age. Shell
has nine children. He sayis the old
est Is 90 years old. He Is saldo
have 200 descendants in his home
section, several being great-great
grandchildren. The mountaineer,
who claims excellent eyesight, steady
nerve and general god health, attri
butes his long life to outdoor living
and temperate habits.
SMALLEST "TAXI" IN THE WORLD
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This illiiiliuitlve "taxi" anil lt cliiiriiiii.ig ililvt-r i-iv Hi.- .rincr r iittnic
tlon ut a recent theatrlrnl party lit the boliinlcul giinlenH in Lomlnu. I'ri'tty
little Miss Gertie Mlllnr and her inlnlutnre linriNom Hh driiwn by n hicmlful
Shetland pony were forced to refuse scores of prospective "fnres" un they
drove around the gardens.
"GREATEST THING IN LIFE'
Ouo. ot the loading ctiaru.tcr In
D. W. Griffith's new photoplay. "The
Gre;ittl Thing In Ure." which will
be shown at the Joy Theatre Wed
nesday and Thursday, Is a snobbish
and fastidious young aristocrat. Ed
ward IJvtngaton, a role charmingly
played by Robert, Harron. Utllnli
(Ish hut) the stellnn role. ,
Ktlward Is a languid' younx man,
one of ihe variety known In the
"young sot" of society as a "Urns
cat." He lives In a' 'palatini bachelor
apartment. A man servant meets
him at the door and spares him the
physical wear and tear ot .hanging
up his own hat. j
Considerably to his own alarm and I
chagrin he finds himself fulling in
love with Jcanette .Peret (TJlllan
Glshl who sells him cigarettes at herl
father's tobacco shop. Half to get
her out of his sight, halt to atone;
for a rudeness, he sends her the
money to tajte her old father, who'
la 111. back to France. But, no simn-:
or has he done so than France seems'
also to call to him. j
Over there, ho is disgusted to find
himself a rival In lore against a'
French peasant with a hand like aj
ham but a good stout, stupid heart. '
Down in the mud and reek of the:
trenches he learns his lesson, ft Is
borne in upon him that there Is a
greater aristocracy thun that of
wealth and aristocracy of courage.
When. Jn the unraveling of the
story, a detachment of Yankees res
cue a girt from a band of battle
ninddened Huns, it is the former
dandy who leads them like a demon
or conflict. In Edward Livingston,
Mr. Griffith hus made a' character
who will live in the literature of the
Oallce, Oregon. '
.Tulv in i oi a
TO WHOM IT MAY fXXCBlix:
I will not be responsible for any
debts contracted toy my wife, Sllda
Aiaioney. from this date.
31 j. MAinvRV
(Continued from Page One)
Oaks to bathhouse: 1st prize, sil
ver novelty ring, Bert Barnes; 2nd
prize, embroidered veatee, Klnnev
Ladies over 16 years, fancy div
ing: 1st prize, 1 pair eilk stockings,
Golden Rule Store; 2nd prize, box
toilet preparations, Geo. C. Sabln.
Men over 16 years, around large
float and return ;to liathhc.ise: 1st
pflze.fly book and flies, Roue Rivc-r
iia.raware Co.; 2nd prize, one pound
chocolates. Herman Horning.
Men over 16 years, hack stroke
"Oaks' to small float. 1st prize.
Gem safety razor, f. ,11. Demarav;
2nd prize, one quart honey. Klnnev
Men over 16 years, plunge for dis
tance down stream from small flout:
1st prize, two pound box chocolates,
Roses Confectionery; " 2nd nrlze.
necktie. Peerless Clothing Co..
Men over 16 years, fancy diving:
1st prize, five pound pall lard. Gray
& Harbeck; 2nd prize, flashll tl.t
Jewell Hardware Co.
Girls consolation prize, one po ind
home made candy, U W. Richard
son. Boys consolation prize, watermel
on, T. iB. Cornell,
Constipation causes headarhes.
allow color, (full, sickly eyes you
feel out of sorts all over. HolUster's
Rocky Mountain Tea will banish
constipation, regulate your towels,
purify your stomach. You'll feel bet
ter all over. Sabln's Drug Store. Adv.
Foley's Honey and Tar
COUGHS - COLDS - CROUP
F un Ym Iks StuJud Fuoily CWl MatdM
7jy for FoUy ' Honey A Tar
... SOI1) KVKKYUHEUK
ISAM NE AS
J Horse Shoeing and General
- Kliicksinithlng ' '
Wood i'i-nfrlng on all kinds if
have one of. the best of home.
Khocfs thut tho country Irf.
315 South 6tn St.
Are You In The Dark?
We are allowing some beautiful
BARNES, The Jeweler
N, P. Time Inspector
Next door Hnt ' National llauk
c mm y
We ar fully (jqulpp.-d for nil 'kinds of butlory
work at rouaoniihlo prices couslstout with Nrsl
When In neetlof a now battury buy Ihe stlll-betler
Wlllnrd. with threndud rubber Insulation.
The Battery Shop
A. V. Ilnroltou. I'ropr.
HERE'S the quality bread. Only the
purest and most costly ingredients
enter into it finest patent flour, rich
milk, sugar, pure shortening, best yeast. It
means the most nutrition, wholesomeness
and flavor. Say FRANZ
The Incomparable Loaf
Fresh Shipment Daily to ,
KINNEY & TRUAX
, "Oh. jcs. 1 fpend most of
my time out-of-doors this
summer. With - electric
'motors I make light oY my
.'housework." " .
"The cost is small and it is
'. so convenient and simple
just a turn of the switch and
1 tan sit down and read op
anbroider until the work is
.... Why don't you call iip 1
IE AT THE COURIER OFFICE