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GRANTS TABS DAILY OOU1UKB WKDXKHDAY. 1 r.lIll AltY It, 1010. EBIDITS PASS DAILY COURIER Published Daily Except Sunday Ju E. VOORHIBS. Pub. and Propr. Entered at poetoBIce, Grants Pas. Or., a second class mall matter. ADVERTISING RATES Display space, per Inch 15c LoosJ-personsl column, per line.. 10c leaders, per tins . 5o DAILY COURIER By mail or carrier, per year 16.00 By mall or carrier, per month .50 WEEKLY COURIER By mail, per year $1.00 MEMBER OF ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press Is exclusively entitled to the use tor republication of all news dispatches credited to It ok all otherwise credited In this paper and also the local news pub- , Ushed herein. ' AH rights of republication of spe cial dtspatche herein are alse res erred. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY S, 1910. CURTIS QUALITY CVRTISOLA SANDWIOlOia CUICXIO KINNEY & TRUAX GROCERY QUALITY FIRST .' ' -' OREGON WEATHER ' . Rain west, rafn or snow east;, colder tonight southwest portion, moderate south to west winds. , . , THE COLONIAL CVRSE The policy ot "Internationalising" the colonies taken from Germany, proposed by the United States and apparently accepted by . the other 'powers at Parts, is a notable contri bution to the peace program. It carried out in good faith, it will pre vent the jealousy likely to arise from the definite allotment of the col onies as "possessions" to the partlc - ular nations. More than that, it es tabllshes a new principle of coloniza tion, which augurs well for future - peace. The craze for ."colonial posses , ions" has been the curse of modern civilization. Every ' nation profes sing the dignity of a world power has felt obliged to have colonies as proof of its prowess and authority, regardless of the practical benefits to be derived from them. Prestige demanded It. And most of the pow ers have paid dearly for the prestige. ' Even Lloyd George, head of the, na tion that has been the most success ful colonial administrator in the world's history, remarked the other ' day that colonies usually cost more than they are worth. The nsual economic arguments for colonies have been full of fallacies. Germany always lost money on her colonies. Spain has been far better off since she lost Cuba and the Phil ippines. The United States has made nothing out of its colonies, and may never make anything out of them. They merely give Americans a com fortable feeling ot International re spectability, and provide useful coaling stations and harbors for our commerce which might be provided otherwise, under a proper interna tional system. Nevertheless, colonies have been the cause of most modern wars. Na tions have fought to win colonies, or to hold those In their grasp. Now, if the German colonies are internationalized made the proper ty of a world federation, though ad ministered by particular powers there may be an end to the old scramble for colonial ownership. Thus there will be far less incentive for warfare, and the powers will not waste so much of their resources In pursuit ot the great illusion, as poverty-stricken Italy, the newest of the world group, has done in Tripoli. Rather they will stay at home and expend their energy in the develop ment and perfection of their own re sources, trusting to the League of Nations to guarantee them equitable trade rights everywhere beyond their borders. V" SOLDIER LETTERS- Wallace Coutant Again on Battle Fields. Soinsrille, France. Dec. 28, '18. Dear Folks: I was In Grants Pass a year ago today. Today ot all days I should have you receiving a letter and I hope you do. Am thinking of your wedding anniversary and hoping that you and Sis will have' many happy, returns of the day. Arrived at the company last night and was sent out on detached ser vice with a' colored company this morning. There are four of us here: Gil, a fellow 'by the name of Loudenbach and who was born in Grants Pass, a lad from Berkeley. Calif., named Cumberpatch who has been with me since we left the out fit In November, and myself. Our home Is in the living room of an old French house, once Inhabited by the Germans. The town is between Etatn and Conflans, east of Ver dun. I had twenty letters , and your Christmas package awaiting for me when I got back. The sweater and helmet are fine and came at Just the right time for it Is getting cold here now. Am , glad you sent the sweater Instead ot candy. We were at regimental headquar ters yesterday and I heard that we would leave for home any time be tween January 15th and June 1st. So you can see how uncertain It Is. Our Job out here Is patching roads which the Germans used for so many years trying to batter down the walls of Verdun and occupy the city. Some of them are pretty well torn up and there Is a great deal of work to patch them and the cold weather makes it hard work, but we are doing what we can to keep them In shape. Must get some other letters writ ten as I am behind In my correspond ence. Heaps of love. WALLACE. churches In these villages. No mat-' ter how weather beaten and old the outiido, or how dirty and small the village about It, the Interior ot that church will put to shame many In even our large cities. The city of Laiwrea. (pronounced Ung) is across the valley from us, land Its old walls . and cuthmlrul Jsptros stand out distinctly aKii'lnst I the sky. It would make another tine I target, and I can Imagine a Dutch (observer from some secluded post I directing the range of a battery of guns, and what the sight would be to see the big clouds ot smoke go up as the shots were registered, as I have seen the American guns do In the Chateau Thierry drive up to wards Flsmos. The old town Is walled, and at various points of vantage stone sentry boxes with little silts for the port holes are placed. A cog road runs from the main line In the valley to the town on the top ot the hill. Once there you wind about In little crooked streets until you come to the mnln thoroughfare where the most of the shops are. This street Is wider, but with very narrow sidewalks. You can obtain most anything here ex cept an American meal and Ice rroam sodas, the latter not seeming to thrive In this country. Prices are very high, one small lump of choco late candy costing 10 cents, so we don't eat much French candy. French pastries too cost quite a bit, and nearly all ot them have a llorlce taste, so from my point of view "French Pastries" 'don't have the alluring look that It might have to some peojile. Probably I haven't tasted the ones which made tfiem fa mous. Langres Is a manufacturing It appears from the market quo tations that the price of butter, eggs and various other foodstuffs ' has dropped lately. Somebody ought to tell the retail dealers about It. The coal shortage in Germany Is becoming desperate. All right! Let the Germans go get their coal from some of those mines they destroyed In France. around it and the bridges and the many subterranean pasagea you would expect. The main structure Is of the finest type ot arched 'masonry In which the French excell, all ot which is covered with dirt, forming neat little mounds. It Is built on the brow of a plateau overlooking the surrounding countryside, and from across the valley the old fort Is as conspicuous on the skyline as anything could be; completely out ot the scheme of present day warfare, which depends on camouflage for safety. The old tort probably would not last long under a present day bombardment. The whole country hereabouts is made up of a small plateau with the valleys several hun dred feet below. From the old fort one can look down and see the big system, of reservoirs which supply j water for the Marne Canal. Along Icenter for cutlery, and you will no (8lde ot the reservoir you can see the! tire pn many knives and table sets i red roofs and white sides of the the name of Langres. I've seen soma buildings In the villages of Charmes. : pretty sets In the windows. These little French villages are cer- Well, I'll close and1 hit the hay. tatnly pretty from such a view point. iWlth love to all. DANA, but on closer observation the habits of the French have of keeping the cows In the next room, and chickens France. December 1, 191 S in the 'public streets, spoils the. Dear Family: are going back first s they are more or lens useless to Uuclo Sam's pur- poses. Of con mo the boys tjint emtio over flmt ftl that tboy sliould bo allowed to go home first, but st ttio same time they feel honored In be Ing chosen to see the thing through rlitht, and knowing that I'uolo Sam has his confidence In them. How ever, I think that some f the spa rial nulls like the 23rd Engineer will be sent home ahead of- most ot the others, I am out of touch with them pretty murh Just - now and don't 'know what their hopes are at present, but the last I heard, some time id February, was. to finish them up. Ot coiirsa there's no use putting any hope in that now though. I expeot to get bark with the 23rd again by the first of the year.. In all my stsy over here I've never soon any of my pld friends. A man can run across a regiment or divi sion that his friends are In, but gen erally movement Is so fast that he never gets time to look them up. I'm wondering what happened to all the boys In the U. 8. A. who got Into the Inter officer's training camps, did the ramps stop or did thoy got tin-ought They're sure lii'ky buys to in Ins all the hardships a soldier In the ranks gets speci ally over Iiito. The officer lives and . the enlliitod man exists. That's about the war !' "i'h1 ,l 11 1' al though I know many times the "buck private" Is the happier man if the two.' Kvurythlng Is Wilson, ' Wilson, Wilson Id the papers over here now. I r u ens they expert him to put through some big Ideas at the coa ferunce and I think he has the whole thing In his hands, too. There Isn't a man In any ot the other nations who csn trim hint In his parliamen tary language. He certainly caa states the question to them. We hear some funny things from the boys In Germany. They wore rather surprised to find soap had J. he biggest buying value of anything lav Germany and a bar of ehocolat) next. You could trade a cake ot soap for a fat goose easily, f ua ( Contln iisd Vn" page IVJ charm of the village But however slovenly the villagers are on week days, a Sunday will bring forth won I didn't get your letter oft last week as I had no envelopes. How ever, the Y got some In, and I'll put 1918 Ford, motor perfect, new tires 1918 Ford in fine shape ... Nearly new Ford with new Amesbilt body Ford Buj - . . ... 1914 Ford - - - $450 $425 $650 $300 $325 C. L. HOB ART CO.- derful results, and the old people and this in with last week's letter. little children will come out In , Things are slowly taking form clothes you never would Imagine over here and troops are beginning J they had or knew how to wear. An- to move back over the path they other surprising thing is the-little have Just come over. New troops Dana Ament is Interesting. Langres, France, Dec. 8, 1918. Dear Folks: Another week has droned by. They don't go like they used to. We are kept busy hut there Is no heart in tne work now for any of us, unless it be for some of the boys in Ger. many all of which means that "mor ale" la at low ebb. I expect when it becomes known who Is to stay and who to go home things will assume a healthier condition. If only I could get back to the U. S. A. by January or February, that would be the height of my ambitions, but what's the use? I guess I better learn frog language and settle down nere. I have received an occasional let ter but presume there are more on the way some where. Probably my old company is on the move and as my mall goes there first and It takes time for the mail to find them, a bunch of mall will have accumulated when It does got through. October 17th was your last. In the meantime I am wading about In the delightfully sticky mud of "Sunny France," and taking what. uncie sam has to offer by way of schooling, which Is principally "Squads east, and west." When he will have considered my case through I don't know, but imaeine he Is only keeping us here while be gets affairs straightened out, and rinds a permanent home for im which I hope will be In our old outfits. You will probably have found Lan gres on the map by now and have pretty well fixed in your mind Just where we are. ' Our camp Is 8 or 9 kilometers north of Langres. varv near the old Fort St. Menge. The fort is one of the old fashioned ones which I believe was started oUnnt Caeser's time. It has the mote clear W. T. Ilroen, I'rupr. Grants Pass & Crescent City Stage Co. Big, Easy Riding Pierce Arrow Cars lifflrr nit! OWrtrr ttm. 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