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ROGiJK RIVRR COURIER. GRAFTS PASS. OREGON, APRIL 7, tWS.
ROGUE RIVER COURIER, GRANTS PASS, OREGON, APRLI 7, 1K)S.
COLONEL R. W. RICHARDSON ON THE
CONSTRUCTION OF HIGHWAYS.
ffcor Moat Be Built a Last, He Sars,
Then Takes Cere Of Adriaea
the Votina of Boada to Carry n
At the Kansas good roads convention
Colonel R. W. Klchardson, secretary
Of the National Good Koads associa
tion, delivered the principal address.
Among other things he said:
"Good rouds must be founded as
firmly us a man's character If he
wants good results therefrom. 'ou
must build well; you mast build deep
ly; you must build for days to come,
l'ou must cure for a road every day
eud must never go nway to let It take
euro of Itself. It must be nurtured In
to strength, solidity and flrmness, and
theu It wilt lust lilts a greut und good
"He sure of petting a good benn or
embuuknient on both sides to serve as
wulls or tho bed. Make the bed Into
an ovul shape, considerably higher In
the center. Hofore spreading either
rock or gravel roll Uriuly. The roller
will Und ull of the weuk places, and
theu these cun be tilled up. If this Is
done conscientiously there will then
afterward be no breaking down of the
concrete. It Is a mistake to make the
road too thick. While It does no harm,
It Is an absolute wuste of material. I
was surprised when, down at l-'ort
Kcott to ttnd that the road there was
being made eighteen Inches in thick
ness. The majority of the roads are
now being made only nine Inches In
thickness, while many are belug made
not more than six inches.
"The point Is not quantity, but qual
ity. Make six Inches of roadbed properly
gud It Is belter than slxtecu or eighteen
Inches poorly constructed any time.
Let me plead with you to get experts
to build your macadam roads. Get
men who know their business. Spend
your money properly at the start und
then you will have no trouble.
"Now, there are two ways of paying
for a road-by tlte voting of bonds and
by direct taxation. While I do not
want to arbitrarily advise following
the former, It has big udvuntages, and
the principal one Is that it makes
money available at once. Then, too.
It must be remembered that In the
building of a road It should not all be
laid upon the farmer. That Is unfair
and unjust and is a burden to him. Be
sides, Uie value of a good road Is up
parent to n man living In town Just as
well as one living In the country. In
fact, It streets the city man more acutely.
"A farimir can practically come to the
city when he pleases, for he always
has enough provisions to supply blin
for his Immediate needs, und can wait
for clear skies and better roads. lti:t
the man In the city who deals In farm
products, a.-i many do, must turn his
money quickly. He must sell his goods
In their scasjn. Murgius arc small,
and quantity determines his wealth.
Therefore it must not be forgotten that
the merchant In the city should feel
It is Just ns lucumlH'Ut upon himself
to see that the rouds In tho country
are good ns the farmer who must al
ways use them to get to town.
"Don't forget another thing when
you go to lay out a road. Iiou't forget
that you have u right of eminent do
main to choose the route of the high
way. A railroad has that same privi
lege. Did you ever see Its engineers
Just take a line and follow It regard
less of the natural advantages. Hut
that Is done In a section line road.
Just becuusc the laud Is measured oft
in a cortulu way the road iniisf follow
it, not because of any law or reason,
but because of custo -). Vuu have the
right of eminent domain to choose the
line which a road shall follow, and
when you build a uew one remember
Emptor Competent Mem.
Competent men should be employed
to survey and lay out roads and to
construct und maintain them, for It is
folly to employ an incompeteut person
to do such work and expect satisfac
tory results. It is uj uncommon tiling
to see a novice in road coustructiou
uuike the ditch on the wrong side of
the road, und if you ask such a man
why he didn't ditch the road be will
very positively tell you ho did. Yet It
would seem that even the horses and
mules that travel the road would know
better. Ditches should always be on
the high or hill side of a road, and
when the hind lfc level both sides should
be well ditched, for umple drainage Is
absolutely ucccsisry In keeping up a
dirt road. Dirt roads should be work
ed In the early summer, and not In
lute summer or full, but repairing
should be in order at all seasons. A
Speaker at National Good Uouds Convention.
A HEAVY MOHAIR CROP
Year' Clip in Oregon Will Abro
gate About 375.000 Pounds.
PaTor Narrow Country- RnaUe. '
A movement is on foot In Illinois to
reduce the width of country roads
from sixty to forty feet. The farmers
are especially in favor of this project
cn the ground that under present con
ditions much of the roadway Is cov
ered with weeds which scatter their
seeds over adjacent fields. Another ar
gument In favor of the narrower roads
Is that the cost of macadamizing and
maintenance Is less.
Business Lost by Imyaaaable Roaaa.
A cominlttco from the Commercial
club of Falls City, Neb., appeared re
cently before the county board to see
If something could not be done to Im
prove the bottom roads. Tills action
Is said to be due to the fact that hun
dreds of dollars' worth of business Is
lost each year on account of the Im
passable condition of the roads leading
Into the city, the business going to the
Lilt Hope Vanished.
When leading rhyaieians said that
W. M. Smithart of Pekfn, In., had
incurable consumption, Ms last hope
vanished; but Dr. King's New Dis
covery for consumption, coughs and
colds, kept him out of his grave. He
says: ''This great specitlo completely
cured me, ami saved my life. Since
tlicnl havo need it for 10 years and
consider it amurvelnas throat and long
euro strict ly scieutilio for cougns,
sore throats or colds; sure preventa
tive of pneumonia. Uuranteed, f0c,
and $1.00 bottle at All druggists.
Trial bottle free.
The great mohair harvest of the
state Is over and. it is estimated that
the clip thia year will aggregate from
8o0. 000 to 875,000 pounds, which is a
slight increase over the crop of last
year. The market, too, for this high
gradu and much-demanded prodnct
lias opened op well and 30 cents a
pound is being paid ' the present
time, whioh ia considered a high
This "Is another of the many pro
ducts in which the state of Oregon
excels, . the Oregon mohair beiug
classed as the very best on the mar
ket and . it commands the highest
prices. It is chiefly a Willamette
valley prodnct as it Is raised most
extensively, almost exclusively in
Polk, Yamhill; Marlon, Washington,
Benton, Linn, Lam) and Douglas
counties. There are a few small and
scattering herds of gouts in Eastern
Oregon, but the attention of the stock
men there is devoted principally to
raising sheep and cattle rather than
goats. ' "" '
This is an Industry which does not
inrease very rapldliy, not so much as
in the case of sheep, because the goat
is not as hardy an animal, especially
when young, as the kid's require
great care and attention in raising
until they arrive at a certain ago,
when they are more hardy than sheep.
The got industry is perhaps one of
the least expensive of any iu the
state, therefore making the profit all
the greater. The greator portion of
the expense iu raising goats is in the
taking care of the kids, as they are
very delicate whon extremely young.
About 75 per rent of tho kids that
aie born aro raised to maturity.
The market is strong and with
slight npward tendency. The nsnal
annual pool of tho mohair has been
formed by the Polk aud Yamhill
county Mohair Grower's Associations,
the aggregate ho dings of the two
pools amounting to about 80,000
jpouuds which is about the same as
i that of last year. This pool will be
I placed on the market at Dallas ou
I April 1. They are always successful
as the growers usually receive from
! 3 to 4 aud 6 cents above the market
1(750 takes six room house with ono
lot ou North sido of Railroad. Sue
Lewis & Clark Fair
Grants Pass melon growers have bought more than 150 pounds-of
melon seeds from Smith--That means a good many carloads of melons
for the Fair, and still they buy. We have only Choice Seed for the
Garden and Farm. The Hardiest, Earliest and most Productive to be
bought. tirTry Seeds bought from
Report for March.
NAME MAKE PURCHASED
W. H. Jordan Wellington piano, oak case
I). W. Mitchell Packard piano, walnut case
Roy Estes Kinpsluiry jiiano, mahogany case
R. L. Coe Ludwig piano, rosowood caso
Adam Schafl'er Piano-eased Packard organ
A. W. Sturgis Hardinan piano player
I. L. Train Mason & Hamlin organ
Mrs. J. 1. Keenan Cornish organ
Instruments to Be Sold in April
Let us nut vour name In this
bargain tinders lint.
A colonial stylo CaUe in mahogany
A Cable piano iu dark oak cao
An Everett piano in mahogany
A Smith tfc Barnes piano in walnut
A Wellington piano in mahogany
A Wellington piano in oak
A Hamilton piano in mahogany
A Kingsbury piano in mahogany
A second-hand Fischer piano
A second-hand Sherwood piano
A second-oand Kimball piano
Two New Estey organs
A how Hardmati Piano Player
Our Fiscal Year Ends May 1st
and we intend doing all wo can in price concessions to insuro
selling every Piano and Organ in the above list during April.
The best bargains of this present year can sun ly be had by
seeing our salesman, J. M. Ward, at once.
EASY H RMS OX ANYTHING YOU WANT.
ALLEN k GILliEUT - IIAMAKER CO.
PORTLAND, OREGON, nd SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Southern Oregon Agency Courier i'Aock, Grants Pass
GEO. S. CALHOUN CO.
Offers an extraordinary opportunity for every family in Grants Tass and vicinity to Bocure a high
grado standard talking, playing and singing maehino frco. Thia offer is without a doubt tho most
liberal offer ever made by any merchant In Grants Pass, Oregon.
Onlv One Machine to a Family
Call at our store and hear
this now and wonderful in
vention phiy. Loam full
particulars and take advan
tage of this rare opportunity
to securo a high grade
talking, singing and playing
maehino absolutely free.
Remember it is not- a toy
with a squeaking record, but
is mechanically perfect and
durable Also bear in mind
that tho records are vastly,
suporior to tho cylinder
rocords, and aro far moro
Coino to tho store and lot
us explain the plan to you.
Corao to our store and hoar all tho lato Popular Music and Songs of the Day, and you'll see
as fine a stock of
Men's and Boys' Clothing, Furnishing Goods, Etc.
As you'll find in Southern Orogon, at tho Corroct Price. We aro not undersold by anyono.
S. CALHOUN C2.
GRANTS PASS, OREGON
TO PREVENT DECAY.
CluiUuu la tb rirat Hale las Lk
Pretervaf lorn ol tm
The liability of the teeth to decay,
varies in ditl'ereut persons, but it is)
seldom that uvun the weakest teeth
cimlii not hu saved by oleaiiliness,
says the Youth's Companion. Hie
bcL'iuniuir of decay in a tooth con
sists iu the entiiiK out of the lime in
the eiiiiiuul liy Indie acid. This acid
is the result of fermeututlou of the
starchy food particles left betwee'i
the teeth or between the loosened
(,'Uin and tho neck of a tooth. In or-j
dcr to prevent its foriuallou tlte
mouth should be rinsed after eaeh
meal uith nit antiseptic wash. A so-
lutioii of borax in lukewarm wuter
makes a scrviccuhlc. mouth wnsli, and j
tli. re ure many other kinds to be
hud in the dru klores. Hut a word 1
of caution is itere.wary here: An I
ai li u.i-nl uioiiili wash, contrary to
the UM.al Ivlief, is not (rood for'
lonu continued ttbe, for it may oause
rei i action of the gum und coitee-1
(punt looM'iiin of the teeth. j
The teelli Miould be brushed at
least Iim.c a day, and in the evening
some dentifrice had belter be used.
lJenlif riceu acts mechanically that
in, they scour; or chemiceJiy - that is,
they clcanc and purify by killing dis
tant? Kjnu; or they may net both
mochauieully aud ctieuiii aily. Most
of ttieui contain lilitikeptic sub
stniucM, ami usually soma sonp.
'I he hcoul'llig pr-ipcrtleH of dentl
friii-h are due to procipil ated chalk
or iu -l.' icnia, with .loute aromatic sub
stance added to tfi a pi- a.-'nut taste.
Suiiic.inies powdered chureoul or
punii'C is added to give more grit;
tint this in not dcirnlile, for it mny
scratch the enamel or wots down be
neath the guut and lift it trout the
.Many dentifrices contain bot a me
chs uii al cleanser, such us magnesia
or chalk, und n chemical purifier, suchj
as soap, thymol or borncic ucid. i
After tiie use of any dentifrice the
mouth should be thoroughly rinsed
in order to remote all ohd iarti
clc from between the t:eth or Im-
lieath the edge of the gums. the
conifer food particles should te re
moved (in private) after ruth meal by
itiiiiiin of u cjinll or wooden tooth
pick, dental tioM silk or a small rub
In addition to this personal at
tention, une ahould have the mouth
in looted every year or oftener by a
demist, that the tartar may be re
moved and luiy possible decay detect
ed aud treated.
Dr. Kills llrnwn lias returned liuru
to wait ou bur littlo nephew who is
John Turner of this plane has con
summated a dual for the Browntown
stage aud mail contract.
Mrs. Carter the mother of Mrs.
Vhipp died April fllli. We sympa
thize) with thfl beienvnd.
We aro iu receipt ol a letter corn
mending our stand for a better Kcrby.
Ant'couipauylnK thia letter is a
scuthing acrostic, which wn think
may well find a plaoe here, las it
comes from tho widow of one of our
war veterans. Hlie is the mother of a
growing famly. with a mother's
anxiety for their safety, Other
women have written letters to the inn
tiulf of Perdition and despair,
Koad that conducts to rcgioons drear,
I Oh' wretched pace whore nouls are
Ghastly abode with devils filled.
! Sink of all slu kept by a fiend,
Hells all supplying comitnut friend,
I Of all the ills ou earth combined,
Perfect damnation here wo find.
Signed Temperance Howell
Mr. King, organizer fur thu order,
Women of Woodcraft ii in town ciun
paigtiing. He epnu ts to bring in at
least IB more members. The mem
bora held a meeting In the W. O. W.
hall, to consider ways aud menus for
reaching the end dcidrril.
To Enlarge Chatauqita, Building.
The (Southern Oregon Chautauqua
board nf trustees, at a meeting held iu
Ashland Tuesday night, decided to
enlarge the Chautauqua building.
They will also gradu the lot, back
the rear mid of tho building and make
a ill) foot addition. This will give
tho builiilng a seating enpucity of
over 3100 people, an iucreaso of 70
per cent Two new entrances will be
made und the stage may be enlarged
and Hii iiutraucu cut in thu rear of tho
platform. It Is ortimnted that the
ooa of tho addition will be In the
neighborhood of (1000. Work will be
started iu tho mar future. Permis
sion wns given tho local baud to
erect a bund atund ou tho Cliautau
l.'AKM FOH H.W.K-twn miles frum Mer-
II,. nil ,.',n, ui i.nl .'Jl hi r,.M ,if Unix!
bottom land, 'i! nr reii in cultivation, miisII
limine aud nam aud siioiit .'iO acren under
tellce, lisluucs (it land KUllaiile for orchard
or pa turc. I'or further particulars ad-
Ircti.i W. .M. uruw, .Merlin, urcKuii.
A. U. BANNARD UNDERTAKER.
frightful Suffering Rtllivca .;
Hnfferltiff frlahtfallv fmm wlrnlAn.
poisons of undigested fd, 6. U. Grey,
s n, of Lain, Miss., took Dr. King's
jnow ine mis, wun tue result,"
he writes "that I was cured."
iiuo at all droggistg, guraantesd.
E. A. WADE
Front Street, west Palace hotel
OKANTS PASS, ORIS.
Don't place an order
for your bouse lumber
until you get my prices.
They will surprise you.
I have two new houses
for sale. Terms to suit
J. D. DRAKE.
Grants Pass, Ore.
FARMERS FEED STAILE
J. K. K EULKY, Psora,,
Last stable south on With street.
lliioui under cover for 160 horses end
40 wagons, llox stalls. Corral! I ir
Only the beat hav, elean grain ard
alfalfa fed. KoUed barley and otKv
No diseased horses allowed. Pu.-e
miming water, and trough cloan-xl
Waiting room and toilet room whaie
Indies cau leave wraps and arracyi
Prices reasonable and best care gl,'u
Grants Pass Music House
Khtumstiini Puni Quickly Khvtd.
The excruciating pains character
istic of rheumatism and sclutlca ure
qnickiy relieved by applying Cham
berlain's Pain lialiu. The great
pniu relieving powc (J the liniment
has been the surprise and delight of
thousands of sufferers. The quick
relief from pain which it affords is
alone worth many time its cost. Vot
sale by all druggists.
Han removed to tho
Courier Building, Ground Floor
Wlicro you can find a full fiHHortniout of
Violins, Guitars, Mandolins, Banjos
STRINGS, MUSIC AND SUNDRIES.
vSHect Music 0 ,'av, " l Htock oi musi(J t0 lct from nearly, 15U0
Iiocort of vot'itl :ind instrumental music. If wo do not havo
in stock just what you want wo will order for yu. Sht-et Music sold at half price and 43
low a 10 cents. Mail orders given ronit attention.