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THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
OF GRANTS PASS
A Splendid Showing of the Edu
of Thia City.
To prospective residents of Grants
Pass a few words as regards the pub
llo 'cliools and their- condition may
be a matter of interest,
"ihe schools at present
oocupy three bnildlugs.
and rent two additional
rooms to accommodate the
recent rapid iuJrease in
enrollment The school
directors now havo under
consideration the erection
of an eifcht or 10 room
building to replaoe a build
ing of three rooms and the
rented property now in ose
and to take care of the
natural increase for next
The different grades are
located as followgInthe
central 'bnilding arethe
Hgih 'Sohool and " grades
Fourth to Eighth, inclu
sive; East building grades
First to" Sixth" inclusive ;
South building, grades
First to Third inclusive;
"Ovrflow school" on
West Q street, Seooud and
Third grades ; "Overflow"
on West F street. Fourth
The total enrollment as
Bhown by the teachers
monthly report, for the month of
February was 707, divided as follows:
Grade Teacher Enrollment
Hieh School A.E.Harrison, Principal
M.'aa Nnnn 8 Bridge, assistant
Miss Ada EWalker, Asst 53
8th Misi Sadie O. Agnew 4H
7th-Miss Minnie L. Tuffs 30
7th Miss Nellie M. Ames 28
fltb Miss Ernini Hathbone 44
5th Mrs. BesBie Merritt 64
4th Miss Lilian Peck 44
6th-A. J.Bish. principal 45
5th-Miss Blanch Crane "
4th-Miss Elizabeth Holgate 89
RdMiss Azelle Mnlkev
2d Miss Amv L. Cherry
1st Miss Calla Heslin
8d Miss Lucie George, principal.. '
2d Miss Winifred Guthrie j
1st Lillian Hogau 'IB I
, xc: AUnoM Pool 8'
8d-Miss Muzelle Mulkey 1
2d Miss Muzelle Mulkey
While there is no "raffia and Indian
bdsktery in our schools yet in subject
matter aud method of instruction they
are well abreast of the times.
The high school in particular offers
better advantages than most cities of
the size of Grants Pass. The course
of study is largely elective giving the
student considerable choice as to tho
selection of studies. Three separate
courses of study are offered: Practical
Scer-tiflo, and Classical. In each of
these a general high school course is
given, the practiical course including
bookkeeping and commercal aritbme-
the Scientific, physics ana -
the Classical, lour j"
Fonr years work in bngusn,
and four years
work in mainemaucs
are retired, other studies are ..rv
elective and may be thus outlined:
Required-English, grammar, Compo
sition Classics, Algebra.
Elective-Beginning Latin. Bookkeep
ing, jommercial spelling, physiol
ogy, civil government, ancient and
Required-English, rhetoric, classic.
alKebra. two thirds year; geotne- j
try, one-third year.
Elective-Caesar, commercial arith
metic, physical -geography.botany.
modern history, English history.
Eequired-English, American litera
ture, classics, geometry.
Elective-Cicero, American history,
physics, physical geography, bot
any, modern history. English
Required - English. literature,
classics, geometry, one-tbird year;
higher arithmetic two-third year.
Electve-Gegology, chemistry, phys
ics, review of common branches,
physical geography, botany.
The High School is fitted with large
recitation rooms, physical and chem-.
Il1 laboratories, reading tame, i.u.
rvand books of reference,
stantial Increase added to
.1 ...J rko vricjQB per IOU 1
to be found on the reading table come
largely through efforts of pupils and
The general oondition of the schools
is good; there Is a wholesome atmos
phere and a spirit of application and
and dligeuce aoioug teachers and pu
pils. The work in the grades com
pare very favorably with work of the
same kind elsewhere.
The enrollment m the high school
is small as compared with other
grades. - -
The eleotive course of study and
larger classes being pro rooted from the
Eighth grade will in two years time,
possibly doable the enrollment in this
; ?..f VI, .
GRANTS PASS FIRMS-Cont'd
W. L. IRELAND.
To no one clues
of business men
can a commun
ity trace its di
rect debt for ad
vancem e n t so
accurately as to
and untiring ef
forts of the real
estate dea 1 e r.
Grants Pass is
in this particu
lar branch by
able men, aud among these we find the
subjeot of this sketch, v. L. Ireland.
While he has not been ensaued in this
line all is life, he has at the same
time, snent 12 yearn in thin In.
cality, and is well versed in every
branch of the realtv interests Ha
zuakes loans, rents bouses, and cares
for interest of non-residents with
promptness and accuracy. He is the
agent for the United States Fidelity
& Guaranty Co. and the Phillies Hy-
dranlic Ram, which promises to solve
the irrigation problem for many of
what are now considered dry firms, as
well as representing some of thestxong-
est fire insurance companies doing bus
iness in tlit west, tsetore branching ont
for himself he was engaged in the hard
ware business for eight years with
Cramer Biob. , one of the leading hard
ware firms or this city. .Mr. Ireland
ha an illustrate descriptive pamphlet
of Grants Pan and Josephine Couuty
which he takes pleasure in mailing to
those interested in farm or city prop
erty or buBiuess openings in this local
ity, upon request.
GOLDEN DRIFT MIXING
CO. OF OREGON.
The history of the world has re
corded no such grand movement as is
at the present time being made to
ward the development of the mines
aud the unlocking of the treasure
vaults of nature. Particularly stimu
lating aud profitable to our commer
cial life are the extensive operations
of the mining interests in our terri
tory. Without question the most
active and progressive concern en
gaged in this line iu Josephine
County is that known as The Golden
Drift Mining Company of Oregon.
They have been in operation since
1901 and their works located three
miles est of Grants Pass is a con
cern of large proportions, well equip
ped and ably managed. Tbe coming
Summer will see tbe installation of
much additional machinery for the
operation of their property, in fact,
their present capacity will be more
than doubled. C. G. Ament, the
president, and M. O. Ament secretary
and treasurer, are former residents of
Illinois. The latter gentleman, who
is also superintendent, gives his an-
ROGUE RIVER COURIER. GRANTS PASS, OREGON. MARCH 2.
department. There will be an in
ci ease of 100 rer rent in t lie number
of graduates this year over that of last
The high school is free to all school
children in Josephine oounty.it being
jointly maintained by the city aud the
Prospective residents will Bud that
the schools are well abreast of the
tmes and in advantages offered are not
to be surpasfed by schools of cities of
equal ; opulation.
divided time and attention to the in
terest of this property and is fast put
ting it upon a basis exceediusly enT
viable. It is to such concerns ns the
above that this territory looks for its
future development, and too much
praiso cannot be given them.
OREGON TIMBER, MINING &
INVESTMENT CO., INC.
Grants Pass is at present and has
been for some time the center of at
traction for capilatists and investors.
It is becoming commonly known that
many propositions are here open to
the investor in both timber, milling
and agricultural lands, all of which'
properties when developed promise
very liberal terms.- One of the largest
and most prominent handlers of
properties of all kinds is the firm
mentioned at the head of this article.
The business was ' established some
time past by Messrs. W. R. Nipper,
E. V. Smith and C. D. Crane. Mr.
Smith gives his personal attention to
the timber interests. He holds the
office as president of the company and
is active in us management. Mr.
Nipper, the secretary and treasurer.
attends to the numerous propositions
iu which the) are interested', ha being
PICKING HOPS In JOSEPHINE COUNTY.
also a Notary Public. While Mr.
Crane, the vice-president, devotes
his entire time to the mining inter
ests. They write considerable in
surance in the , Western Assurance
Co., of Toronto, besides conducting a
general real estate and loan LusineFs.
REHKOPF & CO.
That our city is fully up to the de
mands of advanced ideas is shown by
the many and varied branches of busi
ness enterprises that are located here,
and among them we know of none
more popular as a shopping place than
the dry goods, millinery and notion
store operated hy Mrs. Ed.th Kehkopf
& Co., and personally managed by
Mrs Rehkopf. This well known
house has been dniug business here
for some 15 vears, the store room
being well fitted for carrying on a
bnsinesH of this sort, and the stock
comprinlng everything in the dry
goods line, ladies' wesr and notions.
A full selection of th latest styles in
milliner are on hand, aud the ladies
of our city are now given a chance to
seonre any article from a varied and
well selected stock. Besides being
aotive in the business herself, Mrs
Rehkopf employs courteous assistants,
and all changes or alterations receive
TJOne of the places of the city well
known to horsemen all over this ter
ritory is that of the Fashion Livery
teed & Sales Stables, operated by O.
A. Dicsison on H street between Fifth
and Sixth. He is located in one of
the most substantial buildings in the
city, which has been Sited up and ar
ranged in such way as to facilitate
he handling of this particular trade
iu a most approved manner. They can
accommodate tome 100 head of horses
and iu the operation of their livery
bosiuess from 12 to 15 teams are wed.
The stable ia neat and well cared for,
sanitary arrangements being of the
best. Mr. Dick i sou, the proprietor,
is a liveryman of experience, and a
horseman of reputation. He spares no
pains which will add to the attractive
ness of his institution, and customers
are shown every attention.
. W. F. KREMER, M. D.
The gentleman mentioned above is
one of our old and tried physicians,
who has been located here for the
past 21 years, and is in the front rank
among the medical profession. Hii
office is located on Front street in
the Courier bnilding. His medical
education covers 42 years of actual
experience, as well as a complete
knowledge gained in the halls of the
University of Iowa, he having gradu
ated from that ins itntlon in 1864.
He is afCivil War veteran, having
answeredto the call of bis country at
the ' ime when the services of able
bodied men were much in demand,
and served our country faithfully and
There is no doty, position or busi
ness that J mora delicate and diffi
cult nf fulfillment than that of the un
dertaker and embalmer. He ap
proaches cur people at moments of
great sorrow aud suffering, and the
position requires on his part the
greatest tact and judgment in order
that he give satisfaction to his clients.
It is a field that jiany dare not enter
upon, but Grants Pass is fortunate in
possessing in the institution managed
by the gentleman mentioned above
one which has been catering to the
public of this vicinity in a very able
and satisfactory manner. Mr. Hall,
who is a licensed embalmer, is lo
cated on North Sixth street, and car
ries a full equipment for handling
this particular line of trade. In ad
dition he carries a full stock of pic
tures, mouldings, etc, and is pre
pared to do artistio framina. He has
been established for something over a
vpar and is successor to Hall & Cole.
Mr. Hall ia a member of our oltv
conncil snd one of our most respected
and enterrrising citizens. He is at
present contemplating the erection of
a bnilding adjoining his present loca
tion in order to secure additional
snace for the handling of the business.
His present place is arranged in a
manner far exceeding any establish
ment for the handling of this line in
Southern Oregon. The chapel is loca
ted in the second story and is commo
dious and we'l arranged, while the
morgue is located in the rear on the
S. LOUGHRIDGE, M. D.
The professional, educational and
social development of a city are at
once interesting to any person contem
plating a change of lrcation. Promi
nent among the medical practitioners
of orr city we won Id call attention to
Dr. Longhridge, who has been estab
lished in Grants Pass something over
two years. He is a general practition
er of abihtv, having formerly been
located in Kansas. He is a graduate
of the'University Medical College of
Kansas City where he rec'ived uicst
thorough training, to which education
he has added by availiug himself of
post graduate work in Chicago. He
is also a graduate of the Chicago
Electro Therapeutical College. Dr.
Lnnghridee is the resident surgeon for
the S P. R. R. Co.
M. O. FINDLEY, M. D.
entire range of nrofes-1
sional life there is no department in 1 0f many residents, as his ideas for en
wlnoh experience and ability count : hanoing the value of same is reoogniwid
for so much as in the practice of the 1 h H, nu-nuru n ,ii.,r..n.. i...n.
speo alties to which pr.M.C. Findley, i
.u- .uujn, ui ii i in p.n. u, ucvu rn inn '
talent aud abilty. He has come to be
an authority on all matters pertain-
Int, f1 f I . a JiDn..a t II... ...... :
nose and throat. He has devoted
much study to all branches of optical
work, and in this line is eiceptionallv
well versed. His education has been
thorough, he being graduate of the
University Medical College, Kansas
City, class of '(XI. and was for somi
time a practitioner in Baldwin, Kan.
Just previous to establishing himself
here some five years ago, he devoted
.u,ui, . ,Mr w puRi-Krauuaie wore in
vmi'u, uu 111 wiuiuuu in me year
of 1904 and 1U06 he took post-graduate
worn in nis specialties iu New York :
City. Dr. Findley handles all work:
in his specialties for the Southern '
Pacific at this point J, ;
THE CLUB STABLES. '
In every li.e of businesa capable Po,ln0r wearing of a business open
representativea are found, and the : 08 nd !2h transactions are executed
wants and needs of the people of this Ln unential manner without the
city are most carefully provided for I , be,n "Wected to the depres-
In every reepect. It is necessary Jn nnuenoes generally caused bylit
tbia review to make individual men-! J?1", P0"1"1, kDO"(l to '
tlon of those who composefthevarioos , Ha Uo hndle' numerous timber inter-
JOSEPHINE COUNTY ORCHARD.
lines in order to eive the leaders a
true idea of the development of this
territory. In this connection we
wonld mention the business conducted
bv Mr. Heck, under the style of The
Club Livery, Feed & Sales Stable,
where from 1? to 15 teams are em
ployed in the different branches. Mr.
Heck is a former resident of Kanass
but later of Bakersfield, Cal.,aud since
taking over the livery business at this
stand, which was established some
time ago by Ed Lister, he has rapidly
advanced it to a commanding position
in the livery line.
GRANTS PASS HARDWARE CO.
There are few departments of bnsi
ness in which Grants Pass fails to
make a creditable showing and 1.. the
hardware line we afewell represented.
ine uranrs rass Hardware Co. is a
well known firm, which has been doiiw
business in our city for some 15 years
They carry a full and well selected
stock of general hardware, mining and
mill supplies and do Hue work in both
the tiuuing and plumbing lines. The
(uickmeal rauge is a specialty of
theirs, and there are but few house
wives who are not acquainted with its
many merits. J. Wnlke, the presideut
and active manager, is thoroughly ex
perienced in this particular line, while
tne treasurer. Lee Calvert, is also ao
tive in everything pertaining to the
welfare of the business.
' PIKE & DEAN.
Foremost among the reliable aud
well patronized groceries of this local
ity, we would call attention to the firm
above mentioned, who ate successors
to the establishment formerly operated
by T.B. Cornell. A well selected stock
of everything in the grocery line is
carried as well as drrgoods, gents'fur
nishings aud shoes, in addition to
which a considerable busiuess Is done
in flour, feed and grain. Deliveries
are made to any part of the oity, and
the business at all times receives the
personal attention of the proprietors.
Mr. Pike is a gentleman of long exper
ience iu t'is business, having formerly
been employed at this store at the
time it was operated by Mr. Cornell.
Mr. Dean js also a successful business
mati and was for some time engaged
in the livery line.
W. B. SHERMAN.
The rapid development of the ter
ritory trihntary to Grants Pass has
sreatly enhanced the vslne of property
in our city, and no field of modern
financial enterprise affords a safer or
more profitable investment than aot
ire real estate. We would draw par
ticular attention in this article to
W. B Sherman, who Is one of the
most enterprising and progressiva
J property agents and leal estate hand
I ler iu Josephine county. Mr. Hher
I man is a gentleman possessed of the
lability to execute modem ideas far in
j advance of the accepted way in which
1 the real estate business is generally
! curried nn ,v reul uutufa uunN If a
Imiirilna uirh full antlwtiirfiln
iDgthat improvements must be made if
real estate Is to l aolrt for
near its full valuati
move after securinir
nation, and his first
the handling; of a
property Is to make it a desirable pur
chase. He has lately taken charge of
a tract of Hi acres of land situated
within three blocks of the busitKH
center of town, and is now busy re
fencing and improving with a granite
walk this property in such a manner
as to make that section of the town
exceptionally attractive. This will in
addition enhance the valuation of the
property on this street and iu imu
will do inuoh toward opening
nHditinn tn timnt. P.. All
interests or every sort receive at ten
tion at the hands of Mr. Sherman, aud
he ia able through the equipment of
his office and his complements of as
sistants to handle many other branch
i es along the general real estate line,
j He is tbe best person to trust in dls-
i L'- ' .-'.'
in i mil i
That the Nugget Hat is iht
best honest Hat value sold in
That when you buy a hat. thai
the Nugget is guaranteed in
That we carry the Nugget Hat
in all of the up-to-date desira
That the Nugget Hat basstoofi
the test, and has steadily in
creased in popularity and de
mand. DON'T FORGET
,That Nugget Hats possess fit
ting end wearing qualities that
make them the top friend rf
To buy a Nugget Hat.
The bouse of the Nugget Hat
is at Calhoun's.
The price of the Nugget Hat
is $3, not $3 50 nor $4, but t it
ha3 the $4 value.
Nearly 500 Nugget Hats dired
from the factory, arrived br
yesterday's freight. They are
the 1)06 Spring Styles.
. The Nugget Hats are made fa
and sold by
(leo.S. Calhoun Co.
Outfitters to Boy nnd Man.
ests, being thoroughly familiar witt
ail timber locttions and can frirnlsh
interested parties information most
valuable. His advanced method of
disnoHiiig of property through the gen
eral publicity given same in tli
circulation of the "Bulletin," (a pa
per isHoed by Mini "solely in the in
terest of spreading the desirable fea
tures of (Jrants Pacs. "Is n eetlng witk
much success aud has resulted in hit
successfully haudling some $H),HM
wortl) of real estate iu the past 4
A Guarantee)! t'ure'for l'tln.
tching. Pliml. Bloedina. Prntrn A-
Ing Piles. Druggists are authorize
to refund money if PAZO OINT
MENT fails to cure iu 6 to 14 days.
The Strength of a
Bank is shown,
1st, By its working capital
2nd, By its stockholders.
3rd, By its management.
First National Bank
OF SOUTHERN OREGON
Grants Pass, Ottfon.
Has a Capital, Surplus
Undivided 1'roflts $77,500.0
And an additional stock
holders Liability (un
der the Katjonul Bunk
ing Law). .... .40,000.00
Total Responsibility $127,500.00
Johm D. Fry,
I'. H. Harth,
J. T. Trrrs,
H. C. Kin nit.
R. A. Booth. Pros,
J. C, Campbell, V. Pre
II,. L Gilket, Cashier.