ROGUE Kiv.HR COURIER. GRANTS PASS, OREGON, tEBKUAKv 9, xVQo. ROGUE RIVER COURIER GRANTS PASS, OREGON. COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPER. Published Every Friday. Subscription Rates i One Year, in advance, 11.80 Hix Months. ' Three Mouthi, ... .40 Single Copies, . .05 Advertising Races Furnished on application at the office, or by mail. Obituaries and resolutions of con dolence will be charged for at 6c per line; card of thank 60c. A. E. VOOEHIES, Propr. Entered at the post office at Grant Piss, Oregon, ae econa-claaa mail matter. FRIDAY. FEBRUARY , 180. NEW SCHOOL HOUSE FOB GRANTS PASS. Dead towns do not have to bnild additional school bouses, extend streets, increase the light and water erTloe, or be to the expense of the betterment of any of the publio utili ties as is the good fortnue of the live, progressive town, for prosperity is the inseparable companion of prudent public expenditures. Grants Pans is certainly prosperous and has every certainty for a large and steady growth in the years to come, judging by the Increase and betterment of its pubilo ntilities. The streets are being extended, sidewalks built, preparations made for paving the business streets, the light and water service both iucrcused aud bet tered, the schools aud churches en larged and the commercial activities expanded. That this forward move ment in the building of Grants Pass into a olty is baited on sound reasons Is proven more especially by the in crenMe in the attendance In the schools. It was 33 years ago that Grants Pass was founded aud a school started em ploying one teracher. There are now ill teachers on the roll, showing that the school lias averaged a gain of almost a teacher a year. Iu the last five years this gain has been greater thau that, the prcseut year bringing au iunreaMe of three teacher). It is certain that at leant four more teachers will be repaired for next year. The enrollment of scholurs as shown by the olty superintendent's report, shows that the schools of Grants Puns have increased more than li per cent over the attendance for butt year. The enrollment on the first day after the ChriHtmas holidays fur this year was 107 inure than for the same day in the last school year. .While early iu the preaeut term a room was routed lu a building on West K street and another teacher employed to handle the overflow of pupilH, this did not relieve the crowded condition of the schools and now a room has been rent ed lu the Moss building on E street near Sixth and Miss Ma.olla Mulkey has been emidoyed to take the extra scholar from the second and third grades, licgiuulug with next Monday. Even this will not greatly reduce the enrollment In the other grades, many of which have 50 aud (10 iu a room. It is a fact conceded by all who are pouted In school work that 40 children is the hlghcHt numlicr that should bo under one toucher. To bring the niimlior of scholars iu each room down to the lim it that will enable the teacher and pupil to do the beat work and the tax payer to receive the fullest returns on the expenditure will require not lens than live additional rooms for ne.t year. This iroblem of additional school' room b it h been under careful consider- j at ion by the the school hoard for some time. This board is oompoiied of live of the lending clti.eim and taxpayers of Grants 1'axs and it cau lie depended on that they will incur no needless ex- ; poiiso, neither will they pursue a nig gardly policy and to save the taxpay ers a few dollars and thereby wreck the schools, that are now n pride to the city and among the lest In the state. lirant Pais being a district of the Hist class the hoard bin full porter to make such cspou litures a- thev wuv think l't for the betterment of the schools. The board has under ennsidorat ion two building plans, tine is for a 10 room brick building and the other is for the enlargement of the wooden, thrmi room South building into a seven room si b, wd Plans and Miniate of the cost of enlarging the South hui'd iuii have been seemed from an archi tect. The plans call for the adding a front vsxii on the lir-i n- ami of taking oil' the I'oof i.f the lliiee i res ent l''N'tn and putting on a M'.ciel rtorv to the entire building, in which would le three silnsd r-v 1 1 and a hallway. The lowe.t est in,,.;,, tli.it run I e h i t on this work is .' 0 and thcll li e district Would have . lily .Mi dd bui'ding Id iit over. .-'. n-.u. it cv tril iVi'tli would have to to ,'. nc oil the old house that the cost eon d fu'K cpml that of a ni'v btiil.'.m. As a bnck structure It is f. ami that an eight or JO room, first clasa, n o.h rn school VuM'tig caiijl-e ens id a: a . .t of .'vi' i er ruiiu. To rebuild the old w.vden building w ill cost more than ,.," .i,y .r" rt i r room and !." en have an unsightly, inadequate school bouse, that would make the progress ive taxpayers pronounce maleditions upon the board every time they saw it This rebuilding of the old South building woold add but four rooms to the city schools. Two of these rooms would be required for the two grades now in the rented buildings, leaving but two rooms to accommodate the in crease in scholars and for the relief of the Present over-crowded rooms. As it is imperative that there be four ad ditional rooms with the opening of school next Fall the district wou'd still be ihort two rooms, and these would have to be rented at a cost of t-'IO to H0 a month. This woold make necessary another building the following year. With a growth for the next two years no greater than that of the last two years every room in a 10-room building would be filled. Folly 60 per cent of the scholars in the city schools reside In that part of the district south of the railroad. The growth of this part of the district will be very rapid in the next five years. The rich bottom land farms to the east and west of the city will be cut up in to one to Ave acre tracts with a home on each. The nearly three square miles of the district south of Rogue river will, so soon as an irrigation system is installed, which will be within the next two years, be one great "arden and fruit tract with a home on every 10 acres at least. The Diiulck district, with its school house but a mile from the South school, will be annexed to Grants Pass in the near future. Thus it is that a 10-room school house is an imperative necessity and it would not be in keeping with the general good appearance of the metro polis of Southern Oregon to have a patched up wooden building as a make shift for this important part .of the city. RANGE FREE TO STOCKMEN. Inquiry has been made of the Courier as to whether stockmen w ill lie required to pay for pasturage on government laud .in Joseph Ino couny or not. The law as now in force provides that pasturage shall be col lected on stook that range on forest reserves, but the government makes uo charge on stockmen for pasturing on lauds outside of the forest and park reserves. There is no bind reserve of any kind iu Josephine ooonty consequently the range is fioe to all. The greater part of Siskiyou aud Did Norte counties lie lu the Klamath forest reserve aud all stock that rauge Id the Siskiyou mountains, south of the California boundary will be subjected to pasturage charge, also all stock that range iu the Cascade forest reserve aud Crater Lake park in the Cascade mountains. Stockmen should be sure that they are dealing with goverumeut officials in paying for rauge privileges, for strangers riding through the country are aa likely to he swindlers working a smooth game, for the opiiortunity is very favorable for getting the stock men's money on a forged credential. Stockmeu should pay no money to a stranger on a mero letter stating that he is a government official authorized to collect pasturage. Courier sample copy sent free to any address. FOR SALE REAL ESTATE Ranch of 35 acres; 10 .teres Imps, 10 acres alfalfa, fine fir groves, .". wells, never failing spiing; httihlins and fences in good repair, price $4,000. Pour 100 Acre Ranches. No. 1 10 acres, no buildings, price $1,001). No. 2. 10 acres, fair hnihiincs, ft nit and shade, $1,500. No... liuiUlitiKS all new. 3 wells, gruitest variety of fruit in Hon tie River Valley; au ideal home for $2000. No. 4. Good buildings highlv improved for $2100; also ranch of 20 acres, poo.l I uililings and lots of fruit. 3000. 25 acres, fail btiiUlings, $30ii0; r 15 iU.,e t,n i,lIuj llnii .( i,.s ft $l5-. All of the above situated close in "cl nu K .1:1,! 0,001) soil Personal Property 4 horsm ... f.V, f.-,0. t; ?fl INI I New Miloh Cow. 5 ym old. . f'O 00 i hoie o er Ks line engine, 1 iimp and pipe f.-m 00 Th.'rson. 1 horsepower.. '.M Hi t'lder iiiiil 1 power or h nidi. . M 111 .' good vinegar hbls, ,;o'h . . 1 W IO -.win-ms ,.f be.s I ft Pil While St.ir seed lntat.es 1 lloiirvlioUi ij I in. r"!i I "r it-.d I'i mi". :'i i toned, little us.-.! M J'l' w-eU r.. ; .t 11. .n i v .i w i "v ! r -' Tivt. n, .r'." new, tl ."";' )J I '1 l !'. . y M Udellt s l.tl'.ip X 00 I ft no ii S mi 2 "i 1 1 I"' V. i.l nil or Ik II. B. ALVERSON, ! $ v' T T Yml""".'Z TCTTtr't'''!rir rErw Candidates Announcements. JAMES WITHYCOMBE of Corvallis Republican Candidate for Governor An honest and fearless perform ance of public duty a greater and united Uregon." STEPHEN JEWELL of Grants Pass Democratic Candidate for County Judge. Favors Progressive Ideas In Road, School, Probate, Taxation, Sanitary and Liquor Laws. T. B. CORNELL Grants Pass Republican Candidate for County Judge, Business methods Applied to County Goverumeut. County to build Good Roads. Candidate for Sheriff. I hereby announce my intention of placing my name before the voters of Josephine county ,at the primary eletion, April 2, 1906, as a candidate for nomination to the office of sheriff by the democratic party. II A. HEBEKLIE, Grants Pass, Oregon. 3-0 tf Socialist Mass Convention, i There will be a Mass Convention of the socialists of Josephine county, Oregou, held iu the court house, Grants Pass, Oregon, Saturday, March 3, l'JlHi, at 3 p m. for the pur pose of nominsting a full county ticket aud electing delegates to the State and District Conventions. Every socialist in Josephine county is nrged to be present. MARCUS W. ROBBINS, Chairman. JOHN B. PADDOCK, Sec'y. Hawley tor Congress. No higher compliment could be paid to any candidate for office than to be given the support of both factions of his own party. This is the honor accorded to W. C. Hawley, candidate for the Republican nomination for Congress, in his own County. Lead ers of both factions are openly advo cating his nomination. Support of this kind means beyond question that Hawley is strong with the people at large aud that the men who know him best recognize him as a man of high character, clean record and pe culiar fltuess for the office. His sup porters are not ouly prominent poli ticians but substantial bualuess'iueu who would not give him their aid unless they had full confidence in his ability and integrity. Edison Phonograph Records at the Music Store. 1700 coiiies of sheet music at iOc MiiMio Store. M. O Warner, the piano tuner is in town and will remain as long as there is tuning for him to do. 15. I,, l.-ka. en, h I 11. 1 lle.vy 1.. whlvii .. C." Oi I Kt. nsion lopSurrv 4,1" I t' .nopv Top sr.rrv :n) no I Top Huge v. ' 'JO 00 i'lows ' ..... , 00 8 Harrow a tul cultivator ft 1 l'i, 111 feet long ft IV I si n.lird mower IO i I n i n it li re Lot of t riiiilu ai.d k if !. 11 1 O t.-.ls cbi an Hearw I'ak 1 .iMi.et . '.V to ll.avv t'ai !.,', 4', f; wi,l,., springs and mat tre.-s. IO 10 j Oak I'M ni..n Table. ... 10 0.1' I Tables .'.:, I -i;o ds tr-".n ft'i cents (o fto each. ( K.WTS PASS. OKU'iOX. '-y :lf:,7y' nr.'n" .t?. ; CLASSIFIED ADS. FOR SALE. FOR SALE Fiv . H. P. new gasoline fugine for sale cheap. Inquire of Ike Davit. Also organ for 120.1-19 -it FOR SALE Grain Sacks, Toola and other second-haod goods. Harrison Bros., Second baud-store, corner Sixth and J streets. 2- tf A 6x7 POCO Camera aud developing outfit, now and little used. Camera cost f35, will take $25 for entire outfit Address. Camera, . care Coorier. na-tf A GOOD 10-acre ranch ou Applegate river, SO acres nnder ditch for irri gation, good buildings, 40 acres in cultivation. Sold at a bargain. Address, Farm Bargain, care Conrier. 3-9 4t FOR SALE 6 to 40 acre sub-divisions of a 1900-acre Rogue River ranch, 80 rods from Southern Pa cifio depot; small payment, 6 years time and 6 per cent interest tome early and get the choicest of land. Also 20 acres best apple land to exchange for house and lot in Medford, Ashland or Grants Pass. Ben A. Lowell, Wood ville, .Oregon. 3-3 t FOR SALE 88 acres River Bottom land, miles down Rogue river from Grants Pass on county road, known as the Turner ranch. Two bouses, one a u-rooin frame, large barns, hop house and all out-buildings. 9 acres bop, 10 acres orchard ; Winter applps. For sale at f.'loOO. A bargain for (50 days. Inquire of A. N. Hulbert, Sams Valley, Ore gon. 2-11 tf FOR RENT. FOR RENT A suite of fine office rooms. Address the Courier. tf I FOR RENT Six room-house, west C street for rent or sale. Inquire of A. C. Hough. 2-3 it SITUATION WANTED. COOK Situation wanted by woman with ruum child, as cook in a min ing camp. Address MrB. E. S., care Courier. 1-2H 4t MINING PROPERTY PARTIES wishing to boy or sell miuirg property will do well to cor respond with S. Meyer, Merlin, Ore. TO EXCHANGE. FOR EXCHANGS-I have city prop erty to exchange ror good work team, wagon and harness. W. B. Sherman. Mason io temble 3-3 21 WILL EXCHANGE Portland subur ban residence property for Grants Pass residence property A. E. Voorhles. LOST. LOST Fireumu Bsrger's gold watch at the wreck. Finder please leave with Station Agent Jester or at this oflice aud It will bo forwarded to Mrs. Barger.' 2-3 tf MISCELLANEOUS. IF YOU want to bny or sell horses, harness or wagons, see J. E. Chillis, Sixth street near J. 2-U tt ORDERS taken for tine cookies a-irl bread. Mrs. E. B. Browu. 408 Sec ond street. Tel. H80. FRANK BUKNETT-Upbolstering, mission furniture made to order. Grants Pass Post Curds at the Cour ier cilice. Typewriter supplies, ribbons, paper, etc, at the Courier oflice. TWENTY CENT meals, well cooked and iu pleuty at Mrs. C. Brandt's restaurant ou West F street, opiio- iie the Depot. Good board by the wtek at reasonable rales. 1-20 tf Justice blanks at the Courier office. 1 FINK dressuiakiug, shirtwaist suit.-. and ether sewing none lu nrs'criss myle. Children 'a suits a specialty. I'rices reasonable. Mo-s' Addition, Josephine stieet, betwrtn Kghth and Ninth. Mrs. W. E. Will latns. tf NOflCr". IT HAVING become nere-sary that I ntirn from busin s in order to prove up on tny homestead, I take thi method if thai. Ling my iiiiuir friends and ttis'oiners for all their kindness and liWrnl patronage dur ing uiy tntire period of busnnsa. All wl'O are imlebied 10 lue will tout' r a hating favor by meing 111 or calling at tne feed more and w t tling a e a I also have some obli gations to iieet at onre Again tire K ug von one anil a I I am Kespec;:i.l'lv, 1. M. WiCKMAN. 0.0 'jf SHOE REPAIRING. Silt E U'laiiinii Cent I v Ji I n ilacfcct at lliir'h & Son'c. Jit siorr. STRAYED. DISSOLUTION NOTICE. VK tins dav have dissolved partner ship. All book in ei tints are to hi 1 aoi to J. K. 1C. r!ev. ,1. K. KKUI.KY I'll S Mel' A I" LEY tl.-ant- i'.i.-s, I:, c. 2. IWi. NuTiCE is l''i' I'v u-iv. 11 tint 1 paitm ishil' l.. '"f fi le cxo-t.ng L - j twieu the iiii.!e:.-uo .1 as l.ivcryj mei iiuirf'e f; tm 11 i.u if II. iv. s ! !;:, i.as i.e.' i.i--'ii,. u .1. Illllt 1:1 1 IO t!ie !iit ' t'.l bv I ! ' m 1 t 1 n; . .'. ent. .'.1! aeconi'ts nue life 1 av.it ie to 1 . ll'Tk. I'i.-.1', . i,. .'-i fn 111 w ill Iv paid. Gr.Mit.- I..--. Jan. 22 V.. ! I Y 1 . r. I'Ki'K 1 '."". LOST. .' S f Ttiut "ay ot! t. ! r ar t t.uild lia 1. all' t f e r. cit.il. a ; !a 1 it s gold watch, st t w -th je.r'.-. ! 1 tie jxarl inis-ii'.g :n the fa.-e r,.w ( line enamelled lick wrh M'.vr, ' .ts ii't.u'l i I to a f, h li' titi wit'i'. I'tiioant 1 own 'i,;.r.K. in.tial- K. l.. IV 1 1ur.1v. .1 n I'p.d'itit i;-tr.in! 10 Mrs. I'.alvert Tabor, Mft South' 1 it :h iied 1 slree- abd iecvi e t-.1 ti.it I. 1 A.U.Bannard's Bi" Furniture Store on North Side After invoicing we find a lot of goods broken in assortment we will dispose of at Special Prices. Also Remnants of CARPETS, MATTINGS, and LINOLEUMS must be sold regardless of cost. Cut in price of WALL PAPER for January and February to make room for new stock. A full as sortment of everything in our line. Goods sold on the installment plan. , A. U. Bannard North Sixth Street One block North of Josephine Hotel. WATCH THIS SPACE. Mrs. E. Rehkopf & Co. The Club IBANK HECK, Proprietor SuccefisortoHayes.& Heck Special attention given to travelers. Sixth street, Grants Pass, Oregon RURAL TELEPHONE IN APPLEGATE VALLEY' M ill Cover the Ve.lley and Con nect with Jacksonville and Grants Pass. The settleta of Applegate Valley have under consideiatimi the organi zation of a rural co-operative tele phone company. The subject will he considered at the fu'mers institute at. rrovoa ou Mit unlay of next. week aud it is the plan to form a preliminary organization on that date. The lau is to have telephone hues to all sections of Applegate Valley aud to exteud to Jacksonville and Grants Pass. Iu the East there are thousands of these co-operative t'leplmne com panies and almost every iuiportaut farm community in the Willamette Valley has this telephone service. The service is as efficient as that of the big telephone companies and more thau one half cheaper. Many of tlu-se co operative companies gira t lit-ir members a telephone Kervice at 25 cents a month for rural lines and "iii cents a mouth for town lin, s and o none of them is the raie higher thau 1.00 a month. Such has been the su cess of the Willamette Va'.lev en. operative companies that a nnetitig was held in PurtUud last m.'Utli ..f a!l ti e manager to formula e a plan f,,r couuect-.ng tie various .-Yt,.n: ;,n 1 making it r.:-il'le for the m, u.h, rs , have comtmin canon w , y ., "crever in-t:i:l, d iP,.M a'.l 1 ,n. ( i' '-"! -r.nive 11 a :i ' sine to ! t..,.a!, ':., w.t'. , leiej noil" 1.11, s l. 'e , :l,l ti( Apidegat- Hue w 1 , lead lo an . steti-i 11 ,,: ' Hi g'l" Kivi a m in; rk 1 r Yai.,v d rir..l te. -iul. pi, -, i. tl.e '.cm t.ir.i er r. " tit-M.- 1. 1 a... I i n that r! more puse. ll.e f. v: - The f.f:ii fl ! 1 :. ner t., ,,it,. in.. t. v tow 11 iii,.'. rranU to 1., on-' ef (,',- ,,r 1 riu-r 1.ip. 1:1 r to lie n help and to tl . wi n ,.u away urach of the l.-uil'in . : 1 a,.,.. ef (:,;,;, a i" ''Ml e' at ,it , for t.ay cm 1,,-ive w ; h u,i.r ue.gi.li Stables mining men and commercial ing for the mud to dry out of the roads or for the man to get time to take them by team to make calls. And the rural tolephone is a big factor in keeping the boys and girls contented with farm life. COMING EVENTS. teb. 13, Tuesday Central Point far nnrs insritute under auspines of" btate Agricultural College, after noon and evening session. Feb. !4. Wednesday-Eagle Point in stitute, forenoon, afternoon and eveuing sessious, with basket din ner. Feb. 15. Thursday-Talent institute. toreiinnn a ft ............ . j . , ,..rtl,uu HIJ1 eveniud sessions, with ba-ket dinner. Feb. 17, Saturday-Provolt institute, f renoon. afternoou and evening sessions with basket dinner 'fLnn MoBfdaJ'-Kerby institute, forenoon, af,,ruoOD and eveuing sessions with basket diuuer tut,, Wlth Blt(,rnoon M,88iononly tl., 21' owUy-Lee Sohool nno , "1S,"Utei ,OTmmoa d after, noon serous, with basket dinner. '-'h. -2. Thursday-Merlin institute oienoou and itUoon SJT" lehrnary U, Wednesday -Teacher. tiins at Grants Pass IVb pi Mnmiav-Speeiul ulinD , -oseptutio i-nantv Stockmen'i A. relation at K. r'bv ii invited. 11 stockmen F hi a:m,I;riJ'1"T-EIUwc'rt'' riumstead house lmtl" the opera ..I..,, r?,ui ,,,rir,s Fr lu HiS" 'ooiu upeus at Id a. ni. ' cTrctiV t.;f"y-Adj0orned t.rm A tli; tor7!i'T,V;r' mmM' elec- ' "',o!ty','u4r 0t"Bon sti4t0 aud failed. "lV" to ""'l bel- '""chs. colds and lung J oi..y s Honey and cough, heals the , iiN s, rions results ' ,J Tattersm, I. Uritcs ., t ...... A'.'. v f N -I. t. r I : r -...l a 1 a. I i-d a , at I.. ii c 1-1 ! id 1, 1 1'as' "lu" .-' k', '"" lu"i'' "nd '"'li advertised . "'id had treatment ". m '.'liius vi iihout getting i' ..r" ",ri'.'"'l reeoiiitnei'ded - tlnl I dr i,.l . .1 :j . f ' ".. In ill .0 r r.." ,.. of a ' il e , tU.i ! -' u hott! , ""' iwu iu 111a t-r.-d nip r i.i... st C , v.usuier il lew aid. V r ,' r i- lu,) medicine f"f sale bv H. A.