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OREGON CITY COURIER, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20 1903.
THIS IS FOR YOU
The COURIER has on exhibition in the window of
its office a magnificent $100.00 Kimball piano.
It is to be given away absoluely free to
one of its subscribers.
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This piano was bought of the Eilers Piano House It is
one of the best makes in the world. x It is worth all it cost.
It is perfect in tone and workmanship. Do you want it?
HOW IT WILL BE DONE , ,
The Courier has secured a magnificent pumpkin, raised on
the farm of Mr. J. H. Lindsey. It is a perfect specimen and
weighs more than 100 pounds, It, too, will, in a few days, be on
exhibition in the Courier office., It was raised from the seed of
the big pumpkin we exhibited last fall. Every subscriber to the
Courier who pays his or her subscription to the Courier for one
year will be permitted to make cne estimate upon the number of
seed in this monster pumpkin. The one making the nearest correct
estimate takes the piano. In the event that two or more sub
scribers make the same estimate the piano will go to them jointly
and they can sell or dispose of it as they please. Time is not of
essence of the contest.
We will cut the pumpkin January f J 904
On New Years afternoon, and no guess or estimate will be received
after twelve o'clock noon of that date. At that time the pumpkin
will be turned over to a committee composed of the following
well known agriculturists who will cut the'pumpkin, count the seed,
examin the estimates and award the piano to the person or per
sons who have made the correct or nearest correct estimate of the
number of seed therein contained.
The names of the committee are
Hon. William Ganong, of Canemah. '
Hon. Thornas Turner, of Stafford,
Hon. William H. Vaughan, of Molalla.
The Seed of a Pumpkin
Only such seed in the pumpkin will be counted as
are fully developed. By a seed we accept the defini
tion of Webster. It is something which has life and
will grow if planted. A shell which has no heart and
an imperfect seed which will not grow is not a seed un
der this contest: The committee will determine this
matter for themselves, and their judgment will be final
Why Not enew Your Subscription Now.
The Courier has more than 1.800 subscribers. It wants enough more to
make the total 2,500. The subscription list ot a paper is Its capital stock. We
need your $1.50 and you need the Courier . The paper Is worth the price asked
for it. We give you the chance at the piano absolutely free.
A HOT TIP
There are many people who say they "don't know anything about the num
ber of seed m a pumpkin," and these people are not what you would call "pump
kin heads" either. We will give you a tip! This pumpkin has between two seed
and five thousand seed. Any person who gueses less than two will miss It, and
any subscriber who goes over live thousand will likely be too high.
How to Send Your Money.
Mall us your check, or money order or cash for $1.50 and renew your sub.
scrlptlon or become one of our many new subscribers. Send In your estimate on
the coupon found below. We will send you a receipt both for your subscrlptldh
and your estimate. Don't delay the matter. Now Is your "pumpkin" oppoi-
To the Oregon City Courier:
Enclosed herewith find $ to le credited
on my subscription to the Courier. Mg estimate on the
number of seed in the Courier Prize Pumpkin is
The Early Bird Gets the Worm Be In Time
OREGON CITY COURIER,
Box 338 Oregon City, Ore
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SOU I lip REGOMMEKDED BY S
CHAKVIAN & CO., Oregon City, Ore.
XSerrific Combat Which Ended
In Death of "Both
Madly fighting in a duel to the death,
a huge black stallion and a splendid
blooded brown gelding battled for thirty-sis
hours in a small stable In New
York city, and not until one was killed
and the other dying did any human
being dure to enter the arena when?
the royal battle had, been waged.
The animals were owned by Tatricl;
McGIynn, a trainer, and were taken
to the stable one night a couple of
weeks ago. The stallion, Imp, was
placed In a box stall at one end of the
place, while Satin was tied In an open
stall about midway of the stable. At
the other end of the stable was a sorrel
The following day about noon Jen
nie whinnied over the side of her box.
She was answered by a fierce neigh
THB HOUSES CHARGED EACH OTHER.
from the other end of the stable. Then
came a clung of hoofs, the sound of
splintering boards nnd a Joyous snort
as the big black Imp stalked forth
from his stall to the runway behind
Instantly the brown gelding Satin
gave a tug at his linker, broke the rope
and barred the way of the black horse.
Both animals wvre trembling with
rage and excitement They eyed each
other and then reared up, each to got
a death grip on the neck of his op
ponent Then from end to end of tho
stable the fight waxed fast and furl
out. Each animal was Intent on killing
All that afternoon the horses fought.
The neighbors, wonrlpd ot tho din nf
'hoofs and neighs of passion and pain.
sent word to the board of health, but
the board had stopped work for the
day, and nothing was done. That night
no one In the vicinity of the stubl
slept The noise sounded like a caval
ry charge on a bridge. The dust poured
through the window. Stalls wen'
broken, posts were knocked down, but
still the animals, with bloodshot eyes
and gore streakod hides, fought ot.
Tho next morning a brother of Me
Glynn the trainer came to the stable
to quiet the horses. He opened tho
door a few Inches. Both horses saw
him at the same time and charged tho
common enemy. He slammed the door.
On through the dusty day the horses
fought. They were panting for breath
now. They wanted water, but they
dared not stop. To cease their battle
for an Instant meant that the other
horse would get the death hold and
kill. The wane of each hnraa hmi W
corn rroin its nesk where the teeth o
the other had sunk. But still the bi
brown gelding stood between Imp ati'
the stall that contained the duint;
Fainter and fainter grew the noise o
the battle during tl'o night ami grail
tmlly all sounds ceased'until early day
There was the sound of one anlma.
painfully wheezing In great gust,
Then a policeman, who bad been
summoned, entered the stable, am:
there he found Imp, the' majestic stal
lion, lying on the ground stone dead.
Beside him lay the brown gelding in
the last throes of life.
Care of Book..
A lover of books will always take
good care of them. He never holds
the book by the corner of the cover,
never turns down leaves, never lays
the book down open, either with the
faco downward or on Its back, and
never breaks the binding by opening
the book too forcibly. He turns the
leaves one by one, taking great care
not to soil or tear thenl, and uses the
volume gently. It makes no differ
ence if the book be cheap, or worn;
he always handles it gently.
Mrs. Hiram Often I understand you
to say you're a good, all round cook,
but of course you must have some fa
vorite dishes? : ,
Applicant No, ma'am. They're all
wan to me. Ol'm not the kolnd to be
conslderin' whether a dish Is chape or
explnslve whin Ol'm breakln It
Conducted by J. W. DARROw',
Press Correspondent JVew Yorfc State
BENEFITS OF CO-OPERATION
"Who lives In that big house on the
'The Widdy O'Malley, sor, who Is
"Indeed! , When did she die?"
"If she had lived till next Sunday
she would have been dead a year."
Kansas City Journal.
"See here, young man!" said the min
ister. "You never paid me that fee for
"You're mighty lucky I haven't sued
you for damages." London Tit-Bits. '
Still More Autocratic.
Knlcker Didn't he find It hard to re
turn to civil life after commanding in
Cocker No, Indeed. He got a posi
tion as janitor. Smart Set
Theae Are Not So Fully Realized an
They Might lie.
One of the incidental benefits of mem
bership in the grange Is the possibility
of co-operation in the buying and sell
ing of farm products and farm supplies.
We had almost said the advantage wat.
more ideal than real. In but few
granges is the co-operative Idea carrien
out to anything near its limit In man;
granges the idea does not exist
That co-operation Is successful amonj;
farmers we need only to refer to twi
or three well known instances to prove
Fourteen years ago 500 Iowa farmer
combined in a regularly incorporated
organization to dispose of their prod
ucts nnd to buy supplies at a reduced
rate. Their capital stock is about $25,
000, each share being worth $10. Nont
except practical farmers may hole',
shares, and no member can hold mor
than ten shares. Last year they did r
business of more than $620,000,. with
an expense of less than $4,000, and In
the total existence of the company 1'
has done more than $5,000,000 worth o'
business without the loss of a dollar
A general agent manages the concern
which buys alj the products from thr
members nnd markets them to much
better advantage than the Indlvidua'
members possibly could. It buys sup
piles for the farmer's family, home nmt
farm In car lots at wholesale prices and
sells them to htm at just a sufficient
advance to cover the company's ex
penses. A co-operative organization of Dan
ish dairy farmers may also be cited.
It was formed in 18S2, and now therr
are 1,057 co-operntive dairies in Den
mark, which, with their equipment,
have cost over $7,000,000. They arc
owned by about 140.000 Rhnreliolrlpro
and' receive milk from 8.10.000 cows.
During 1900 about 3,700,000.000 pounds
of milk were delivered to thse dairies,
and the total production of butter from
them was 137,000,000 pounds at a value
of about $30,000,000. This is doing
things on n large scale, it is true, but It
is doing them. With the spirit and the
purpose which the Iowa organization
or the Danish dairymen displayed even
in much lesser degree, what could not be
accomplished In a fraternal order like
the grange? The Fomona grange should
give more attention to co-operative buy
ing and selling. It could make itself a
powerful commercial factor in the
county; so might the subordinate
grange (n its narrower field. We preach
co-operation, but do we practice it?
Making Attractive Homes.
To enhance the comforts and attrac
tions of our homes and to strengthen
our attachment to our pursuit are
among the objects of t lie grange. When
we compare the homes of farmers
where there are no granges with those
where the grange Is strongest we do
not have to be very keen to see a vast
difference In the surroundings. There
is a section of the state where there
is an ignorant prejudice against the
grange because it is advancing modern
ideas as applied to agriculture. In
such communities you will see the wo
men carrying water long distances
from the well, while the men folk sit
around the kitchen, and the slops and
dishwater are thrown outside the
kitchen door for want of a drain, ami
the pigpen Is within ten feet of the
house, so as to be handy to feed the
hogs. No such condition exists be re
there is a grange. It teaches cleanli
ness and thrift and has been tho
means of making better sanitary con
ditions In farm homes. It means some
thing definite when we say in our
declaration that we are banded to- '
gether to enhance the beauty and com
fort of our homes. G. A. Fuller.
Ail One to Him.
"Look, papa! The uuke has brought
his coronet." '
"Tell him to go ahead and play It I
don'.t mind tli nisP."ijfe
J. W. COLE,
The Finest Fruit
The very finest fruits of the shot
manufactories have been selected to
complete our stock. The swellest styles
In all the varieties of lasts, tops, toes
and trimmings. Every pair a beauty,
with solid, substantial wear to back
them and make them sensible bargains
will be found at
Oregon Gty Shoe House
All goods bbiight in bond.
Purity and quality guaranteed
Some famous Old brands
James E. Pepper, Kentucky Bourbon
Id Sam Harris Kentucky Bourbon
li Rdxj jr Rye
Cop. Railroad Ave. and Mci'n b
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at Harris Grocery
And are going to make special induce
ments to close buyers.
Cash and Small Profits is Our Motto.
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& a pleasant, potent, and permanent Invigorator fop WOMEN,
9 CHILDREN and MEN.
GET IT FROM YOUR DRUGGIST. .