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GRANTS PASS. JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 1904.
A HORSERADISH GROWER
CLEAN UP BACK ALLEYS
UNSU RVEYED ROADS
. High Grade Piano Free
To be Given to the
Most Popular Young' Lady
In Josephine County, Oregon.
The decision will bo made by vote of the subscribers of the Rogce Riveh 'Courier
Eacli subscriber may have a part in the choice. The following plan for decision has
been adopted :
An; young woman in Josephine coouty may be a candidate.
The instrument may be for herself individually or she may be
the representative of a church, society, or organization, and the
piano may go to the church, society or organization which she
represents. Every cent paid in to the Courier office on subscrip
tion! will represent one vote, which may be cast for any one of the
candidates, and the one having the most rites when the contest
clows will be the winner. For instance, a new subscribei who
pays (1.50 will bo entitled to l."0 votes for any one of the candi
dates he prefers. Money paid on back or future subscriptions by
those who are already taking the paper will entitle the one so
paying to oue vote for each cent paid in. Voting con pons will be
issued when the money is paid iu. There will also be found in
each copy of the Conricr printed between April 1 and October
1 a coupon entitling the holdor to five votes. As a special induce
ment to securing new subscriptions we will give an extra coupon
- entitling the holdorto50 votes, to encli new subscriber paying cash.
Tho votes are to bo deposited in a ballot box prepared for
this purpose, which will ba located in the Courier office.
In order to tend interest to the contest from the start we will
offer these special prizes: -
To the young lady receiving the largest vote when a total of
6000 votes shall have been cast, we will give free a fTi.OO Kodak.
To the young lady first receiving a total of 5000 votes, we
will give free a $17.60 Folding Pocket Kodak.
Who Will Get the Piano?
You Are to Decide.
Contest Opens April 1 and Closes October 1, 1904.
Grants Pass, Oreg'on.
SEWING MACHINE FOR $1. (I.E. A. WADE
I have Sewing Machines ranging in price from
$1.00 TO $15.00
These machines are all in good running order
and include the standard makes White, Singer,
Domestic, Davis. I will sell them on trial.
If you have anything to sell or want to bny any
thing call on me. ::::::::: :
IKE M. DAVIS
South Sixth Street,
Grants Psss, Oregon
Steam Road Roller
Makes Good Permanent Roads
Gravel or Rock.
No road can be made lasting without Steam
Send for catalog.
Buffalo Pitts Company,
Front Street, west Palace hotel
GRANTS PASS, ORE.
PRED'K D. STRICKER, M. D.
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON.
Masonic Temple, Rooms 2 & 4
Shipped Four Tons of HorseRevd
Ish to San Francisco.
R. T. Blackwood, the Phoenix horse
radish grower, reports to the Medford
Mali that he has shipped this season
nearly four tons of horseradish, to
San Francisco, Portland and Seattle.
Mr. Blackwood is making a crowning
success of his venture in this line
aud he is going to do better hereafter,
as he has ordered a large grater and
will from now on utilise the smaller
roots which are too small to ship and
are therefore a total waste. These be
will grind and will supply the towns
of the valley with the prepared artiole.
Mr. B. has a lead pipe cinch, as it
were, on this product in this locality
as his seems to be the only land which
ill successfully grow horseradish.
There are but two other localities on
the Pacifb coast which will grow a
first class, marketable article. Oue
of these is in Washington aud the
other in Northern Oregon. )
Ca.ll For Republican County
Grants Pass, Ore., March 21, 1904.
Notice is hereby given that a regu
larly called meeting of the Republican
County Central Commito: held March
l'.Uh, 1904, Saturday, April 2d, 1904.
was fixed for the date on which to
hold the Republican primaries iu the
various precincts in Josephine Coun
ty, and at 2 o'clock P. M. was rec
ommended as tho hour of holding said
primaries outside of Grouts Puss, aud
8 o'clock P. M. was set for the hour
for holding the primaries iu the three
Grants Pass precinct a.
At said time the Republican County
Convention was called to meet iu the
county conrt house iu the city of
Grouts Pass on Tuursdoy, April Tth,
1904 at 2 o'clock P. M. for the pur
pose of nominating candidates for the
various offices to be voteii for at the
regular election to be hoH on Moudty,
June Mil, 1904, to-wit:
One school superintendent.
One couuty commissioner.
Also justices of the penoe and con
stables for the various precincts.
There will also be elected seven del
egates to attend the Congressional con
vention to be held tt Salem on April
18th, 1904, and seven delegates to at
tend the state convention to be held
at Portland on April 14th, 1904.
Following is the apportionment of
the number of delegates to tho county
convention each precinct is entitled to,
apportioned on the vote of the Hon.
W. J. Furnish for governor at the lust
Mayor Gllkey Give Soma Good
The Necessity for Proper Grades
N Grouts Pass.
S Gransl Pass .
W Grauts Pas
Murphy . .
W. H. Hampton, Chairman.
Assuming there Is no method of
reaching the eye or ear of the public
so universally as through the medium
of tbo press, I offer this as my only
reason for writing this article.
A servant of the public can accom
plish but little for the benefit or wel
fare of a community unless he has the
morai and material support of Its
citizens. Realizing that this tofcn Is
no exception to the rule, and a large
majority of our people would like to
see better streets and sidewalks,
cleaner alloys, back yards and gutters;
safer bridges and fewer obstructions
upon the walks, as woll as many Im
provements that must necessarily come
slower, we venture to offer a few
suggestions. To accomplish all this it
Is not necessary that you should wait
till your attention has been called, by
the officers, to your sldowallc out of
repair, that your alley should becleaned,
that you are allowing filth to aooumu
ate on your premises, In the street or
alley, to the Inconvenience of the
public and a menace to the health of
our citizens, but we should have self
respect enough to keep our own prem
ises iu such a shape there wonld be'no
need of an officer notifying as to rem
edy the evil or to invoke the law that
his instructions be enforced. All
these matters jnsi mentioned must be
remedied at the expense of the prop
erty holder or agent and there is no
gaiu in waiting for an officer to take
action, for in so doing the person is
subject to a flue. A threat Is an un
pleasant method of securing obed
ience to a righteous law aud an officer
should never be compelled to resort
to such, except iu extreme cases.
The ordinance .prohibiting stock
from ruuning at large is looked upon
with indifference by many but must
be more carefully observed. If one
permits his cow to run at large, why
not allT Whore wonld it end? Sta
bles adjoiuing the pnblio streets are a
nuisance that should certainly be
abated. In short,' if oach individual
takes' it upon himself to see that as fur
as he is able a bettor condition shall
prevail, there would be but little dif
ficulty Iu bringuig about a cleauor and
better governed town, ouo to which
we can invite the stranger with pride
ins! end of an ajralogy for its appear
ance. Trusting that we may have a
united and harmonious action In this
movement, I am your obedient servant,
II. L. Gilkey, Mayor.
"Just in the nick of time onr little
boy was saved," writes Mrs. W.
Wutkins of Pleasant City,' Ohli,
"Pneumonia had played sad havoc
with him aud a terrible cough set iu
besides. Doctors treated him, buA ho
grew worse every day. At leugth we
tried Dr. King's Mew Discovery for
consumption, and our darling was
saved. Everybody ought to know It's
the only sure cure for coughs, colds
aud all lung diseases. Guaranteed
by National Drug Store and Grants
Pass Pharmacy. Price 6O0 aud 11.00.
Trial bottles free.
J) P. LOVE, M. D.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Office in Williams Bros, block, over
Grants Pass Grocer.
Residence Phone 414.
(iaASTS Pass, . . Oikun
At a meeting of the Democratic
County Central Committee hold opon
the call of the chairman, the Demo
cratic County Convention for Joso
phiuo County was called to meet at
Grauts Pass, Oregon, on Suturday,
April lrttli, 1904, at the hour of 1
o'clock P. M., at the conrt House for
the purpose of nominating county offi
cers to be elected at the ensuing elec
tion, and for electing five dolegates to
the Democratic State Convention to
be held in Portland, April 18th, 1904.
The committee deci led that the con
vent on should bo composed of 45
niemtvrs based upon the vote cast for
Geo. E. Chamberlain as governor in
1902, and under the apportionment
each precinct wonld be entitled to one
delegate at large and one delegate for
every 25 votes or fraction of 15 or
more thereof cast fur Governor Cham
berlain as aforesaid.
The numlier of delegates to which
each precinct shall be entitled will be
Preciuet. Votes Cast
f. art ices in all State and Federal Courts
Office over First National Bank,
uaairrs Pass, Oixoost.
SWEETLAND & CO.
FRESH and SALT
Courier and Oregonian $2 a year
N. E. McGREW,
TRUCK and DELIVERY
Furniture and Piano
GRANTS A&, OREGON.
The popular barber shop
Get your tonsorial work done at
On Sixth Street Three chairs
Bath room ia connection
w protection oy insoring your
property with John Minor Booth,
room 9, Masomc temple.
The World's Fair Koule.
Those anticipating an Eastern trip,
or a visit to the Louisiana Purchase
Exposition at St Louis, cannot afford
to overlook the advantages offered by
the Missouri Pacific Railway, whicl
on account of its various rontes and
gateways, has been appropriately
named "The World's Fair Route."
Passengers from the Northwest
take the Missiourl Pacifio traiut
from Duuver or Pueblo, with the
choice of either going direct through
Kansas City, or via Wichita, Fort
Scott and Pleasant HilL
Two trains daily from Denver and
Pueblo to St. Louis without change,
carrying all classes of modern equip-
ment, including electric lighted ob
servation parlor cafe dining cars. Ten
daily trains between Kansas C'ty and
Write or call on W. C. McBrido,
General Agent, 124 Third street,
Portland, for detailed Information
aud illustrated literature.
North Grants Pass. . . 97
South " " 119
West ' "... . SO
Slate Creek 40
Wolf Creek 20
Althouse . . fl
Lucky Queen ....
It is recommended by the commit
tee that primaries be held In their re
sped ire pracincta on Saturday, April
9th, 1904, at 2 o'clock In the after
noon of said day at the usual polling
place where convenient. The chair
man and secretary of the primary
meeting are requested to certify to
the election of delegates.
Dated at Grants Pass, March 5, 1904.
II. D. Norton,
Chairman of Democratic County Cen
But Rcmtdy for Coast IpatioA.
"The finest remedy for constipe
tion I ever nsed Is Chamberlain's
.Stomach and Liver Tablets," says
Mr. Eli Butler, of Frankville, N. Y.
"They act gently and without any
unpleasant effect, and leave the
bowels in a perfectly natural condi
tion. " gold by all druggists.
In his ulntb annual report the com-
tnlBaloner of public roads of New Jer
The United States government ex
perts say on the subject of uusurveyed
Many roads of this country were orig
inally laid out without any attention to
general topogrnpro, rennileaa of grades
or direction. Most of them remain today
wher they were originally located and
whero untold labor, expense and energy
hve been wasted In trying to haul over
them. It Is a great error to continue to
follow theas primitive paths with publio
highways. The proper thing to do la to
call In a good engineer, and havs the loca
tion so changed as to throw the roads
around the enda or along th aldea of the
ateep hills and rldgos Instead ot continu
ing to go over them.
The question Is, Are we following the
"primitive pathsT If we have not
changed them we are certainly doing
To Illustrate the enormous extra cost
of hauling over such unsklllfully placed
ronds and to get an Idea of the obstruc
tion that these old highways plnce In
the way of progress and prosperity one
may observe the accompanying cut
showing the consequences of tho bills
of these unsurvcfed roads.
It will be seen that what one horse
can pull on a level requires two horses
to draw when a hill rising two feet to n
hundred Is reached, requires three horses
to draw when a hill rising four feet to
a hundred is reached, four horses when
rise of six feet to hundred Is en
countered and requires six horses to
draw when a hill rising ten feet to a
hundred stands In the road. The enor
mous excess cost of hnuling on these
roads over roads on a level Is therefore
apparent Tho legal rate In many sec
tions Is 3 to 4 per cent maximum, be
yond which a grade Is not allowed to
go. Grades of even this steepness arc
tho exception, roads being kept to 1 or
lMi per cent as far as possible Ily tho
most ordinary surveying the ronds of
any section outside ot mountain dis
trict can be brought to reasonable
grades. The government and all other
authorities urge sections using these
'primitive paths" to correct them by
General Roy Stone of the government
service said several years ago ot what
he called the "hill tux," "The people
have paid this tax for a hundred years,
and yet they wonder why they are
poor." It Is apparent that It Is the duty
of the thinking people ot this section to
bring about a revolution Iu the systems
of public highways ot the section here
about without which we cannot expect
Eight hour laws are ignored by
those tireless little workers Dr.
King's New Life Pills. Millions are
always at work, night aud day, cur
ing indigestion, bilouanesa, constipa
tion, sick headache and all stomach,
liver and bowel troubles. Kasy,
pleasant, safe sure. Only 25o at
National Drug Store aud Grants Psas
Biuce the first of March colonists
tickets have been sold Iron) Chicago
to points on the Oregon lines at f-'IS.
From Bt Louis, 8-11 ; fiom Ou.ih
Kansas City and Missouri river points
at -5 and from Soolx City, 127. Stop
overs not to exceed 10 days at any one
point are allowed between Portland
and destination on Oregon lines.
These rates will continue until April
R. K. Montgomery Is promineutly
spoken of for the republican onniiua
tion for one of the two representatives
for Douglas county. It appears that
the leading politicians of the county
agree that this portion of the county
is entitled to recognition In the coin
log canijailgn, aud as Mr. Montgomery
is well qualified for the position, It
safe to assume that he will receive the
nomination. This portion ot the
county Las never yet had a candidate
for any county office. Oleufale News
K. Wallace St Sons' silver pUted and
sterling silver ware suitable for wed
ding presents at Letcher's.
t vw. vu u-. v.i. U.VIUIUU ii
The W. C. T. U. held thoir regular
semi-monthly meeting Friday, March
35, at the home of Mrs. Lee Calvert.
An enconragnlg interest in tho work
was manifested aud two new members
were enrolled and it was suggested
we meet each week whon the weather
becomes more favorable.
MKt ehhiti yon rnoinn ohivux.
great If Indeed but little progress. This
Is of as great Importance as ever the
matter of railroad development was.
We have seen the terribly excessive
cost of hauling luiiKMcd In this section
by the bills which cngluccr have never
been employed to go around. Now let
us look for a moment at the matter of
surf ii ces.
A horse can pull 0,770 ponnds on
level macadam rond, and It takes five
borses to pull the same loud on tho sur
face ot an ordinary dirt road anil ten
borses to pull tho load In loose snnd or
mud. In other words, It takes five and
ten times the power and Investment In
stock and therefore costs from five to
ten times In this section to du tho same
amount of hauling that Is done on the
niacadum surfaces provided In many
portions of the Vtilted 8tates Iu New
Jersey, for liisttince. This is only con
sldcrlng the matter of surfaces. Now
put together the excess cost ot hauling
on the public blghwnys on account of
the hills and the surfaces, and the enor
mity of this cost aud the drain npon
the section are apparent. Apply the same
principles, the sitina excess of cost, to
railroad trunMirtatlon, and the enor
mity ot the thing from an Industrial
point of view Is seen. Tho combination
ot a bud surface tip a steep hill such as
we have In the hill regions furnishes
tho nemo ot Industrial ferocity, being
enough to totally prevent agrlculturu
profits, which It does accomplish coin
pletely In some districts.
Ilnsluess is competitive, agrlculturu
and country business as well as any
cither. Tho products of these section
are sold at the world's prices, and It Is
plain that these sections cannot com
pete In raising crops-cotton, corn, hay,
grain, meat. In lumbering, milling, dnl
rylng, etc. or In the offering of nttrne
tlons to settlers with sections provider
with Intelligent, modern road systems.
EalarprUlasT lews Varasers.
The farmers along a certain road in
Scott county, la., finding that the ordl
nary road tax was only sufficient to
keep the mad In Its normally bad con
dltlon, volunturlly entered Into an
agreement to tax themselves sn amount
that would tnske It possible to perms
nently Improve the rood. Landowners
were to pay 23 cents per sere for all
the land within one mile of the rond, 1
cents for land within one or two Dill1
way and 10 cents for Isnd between
two and three miles sway. This Is
Stralghtforwsrd, self helpful American
wny of Pes Hug with the problem.
Proper Treatment of Piwumonis.
Pneumonia is too dangerous a dis
ease for anyone to attempt to iloct
himself, although be may have the
pror remedies at hand. A physi
cian should always be culled. It
should be borne in mind, however,
that pneumonia always results from
cold or from an attack of the grip,
and that by giving Chauibeilain's
Cough Remedy the threatened attack
of pneumonia mar be warded off.
This Dr. W. J. Smith, of Sanders,
Ala., who is also a drngglst, says of
it: "I have been selling Chamber
lain's Cough Remedy and prescribing
it in my practice for the pest six
years." Bold by all druggists.
NEWS are you interested?
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of wall papers aud for a
limited time only we shall with every House order
of Wall Paper give
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You know the trouble you have getting paste
right well we have settled that trouble for
you. When figuring on Wall Papers remem
ber our prices are for the papers delivered in
your home; this means a great saving to you
in addition to our unrivaled paste offer.
All Ready with BABY CARRIAGES and GO-CARTS.
Dou't forget our Great Discount Sale on Lace Curtains.
GRANTS PASS, OREGON
Words cannot express our sorrow on
learning of the death of Mrs. Alma
Terr ill of Leuts, Oregon, a former
resident of Grants Pass aud an earn
est, active member and oflluer of our
local onion. Wo extend our loving
sympathy to tho bereaved parents,
devoted husband aud four dear little
children. May ho who rules the
storms of life speak peace to their
sorrowing hearts, is tho united prayer
of the Womnn's Christian Temper
The Se-loon Devr.
The bar of a saloon Is certainly a
ar to that which is good. An ex
change priuls the following charac
A bar to heaven, a door to hell
Whoever named it named it wollj
A bar to manliness and wealth,
A door to want and brokuu health ;
A bar to honor, pride, and fame,
A door to sin and grief and stiame ;
A bar to hopo, a bar to pruyur,
A door to darknnss and despair;
A bar to honored, useful lilo,
A door to brawling, senseless-strife;
A bar to all that's true and bruvo,
A door to every drunkard's grave;
A bar to joy that homo imparts,
A door to tears and aching hearts,
A bar to heaven, a door to hell
Whoever named It, named It well.
Mothors, Mrs. Schoff, preisdent, and
the National W. C. T. U. have boeu
and are endeavoring to bring to the
United States Congress the opinions
of the people at home npon this great
home questiou concerning the iin-
poiativo necessity of unseating Mr.
Smoot. National Press W. O. T. U.
tnflamatory Rheumatism Curd.
William Shaffer, a brakeman of
Denniaon, Ohio, was confined to bis
bed for several weeks with inflam
matory rheumatism. "I nsed many
remedies," he says. "Finally I sent
to McCaw's drug store for a bottle of
Chamberlain's Pain Balm, at whicn
time I was unable to use hand or foot,
aud in one weeks' time was able to go
to work as happy as a clam. " For
sale by all rlrngglsts.
Will Talk e.nd Dreww Picture In
Grants Pas April Sth.
Menace of Mormonlem.
Whatever may bo tho diversity of
opinion among respectably good peo
ple concoruliig the best ways and
means with which to deal with some
moral questions, there is practically
nnaiilinltr (outaidn tho Mormou
church) relative to polygamy
Polygamy Is uumistnkahly at variance
with the high principle of family
life, therefore It teuds to undermine
the foundations of state and nation,
Many sins have beeu committed ouder
the cover of religion, and oftentimes
so adroitly that to touch them calls
out the cry of fanaticism and religions
Mouths ago when Ihu National W.
C. T. U. resolved to do all in Its
power to prevent Mr. Smoot from be
lug received as a Uniteil States Sena
tor, wo were told lucre couni no no
discrimination on account of religions
belief. Wo were, howover, well in
formed in regard to tho requirement
of the Mormon religion, and believed
that tho teachings of the Mormon
church were higher authority to tin
Mormon than any stnte or national
law. and that Mormon low would be
observed by Mormons In duliiiiice o
any other law. Tho testimony fur
nlshed by President Smith ami other
Mormons through the congressiona
Investigation now going on couclu
sively shows that the position taken
l.v the National W. C. T. U. Ws
Mr. Smoot umy be sent home as was
Arlghaiu Kobrrts, but this will uoi
i,-i i l.i the unestinu. Were tho Iu
famous practice coiillued to Uta
alnuethe case would not hi so serious.
but the growth of Mormouism
other stutes and the oVgreo of iu
fluence already gained by the Mor
mon church Is alarming. In view of
all this it is apparent that the only
sure way to secure permaueut relief i
through an anti-polygamy aiuoudiueut
to the constitution ol the Culled
State. Tho General Olllcers of the
National W. O. T. U., In accordance
with the sentiment expressed at the
National Couveutlou last November
and the previous year, have resolved
to Immediately and vigorously push
this movnmeut, and we believe it
will meet with a hearty response from
the people, now that their consciences
are touched and their interest fully
Women' organizations, notably
The Iuterdeuomiuatioual Council of
Women. Mrs. Darwin R. James,
president, Tho National Congress of
Mr. Homer Davenport, whose fame
world wide, is announced for
lecture iu this city on April 6. In
comparatively fuw years he has come
to be recognized as the most original
and forceful cartoonist in American
i(iurnalisu), aud so grout Is the popu
larity of his work that his original
drawing are eugorly sought for by all
sorts and conditions of people. At
the height ot tho adverse criticism on
the candidacy of Ailmira' Dowey for
president, Duvunport drew a picture
of the gallant old admiral standing
on the bridgo ot the Olynipla, and
with the luioko of the battle of
Manila Pay Hying thick about him.
Beuenth it wore tho words: "Lest
We Forget. " Tho effect of the car
toon was Instantaneous. It brought
Dowsy letters from hundreds of ad
mirers all over the country, and so
grout was the attention it attracted,
that Its anthor was requested to tend
It to Washington to be placed on 'ex
hibition. The request was com pi ltd
with and the picture drew snch a
crowd, that the police finally ordered
It taken from the window In which
it was displayed. John R. McLean,
hrother-lu-htw ot Admiral Dewey, af
terward offered for it a price that sur
prised Davenport into agreeing to part
with it although it had been his in
tention to keep it iu his collection.
Other cartoons have brought him no
less renown, aud even the publio men
whom he has most ofteu impaled on
tho point of his keen pen have sought
for his pictures to koep as mementoes
of the campaigns they have gono
Davenport will bo at the Grauts
Pars opera house on Tuesday, April fi,
under the auspices ot the Woniana
Club. He will talk on the "Value of
a Cartoon" and illustrate his talk by
drawing cartoons on the stag before
the audieiico. The pictures will be
listrlbuted to those in the audience.
Cattle Grower' Convention.
There will Iih a Convention of the
Cat l lo Growers of Oregon held in
Portland, April 10th, beginning at 10
A. M., and continuing in the eveniup.
The people Interested in this great
industry are earnestly requested to be
present, as subjects will be discussed
of the greatest Importance to cattlo
men. The meeting will be held at
the Auditorium, between Taylor and
Salmon, on Third St
GKANT MATS, Secretary.
IT ISA MATTER OF HEALTH
THERE IS JiQ SUBSTITUTE