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ROGUB RIVER COURIER, GRANTS PASS, OREGON. APRIL 20. 1906.
SHALL RAILROAD LANDS BE SOLD?
Voters of .Southern Oregon, attention ! Es
pecially thoe of you who are miners, farmers or
business men and who are interested in the re
moval of the handicap that the vast railroad hold
ings place upon the mining and farming industries
of this section and which is a block on the prosper
ity of every interest in Southern Oregon, are asked
to note the position of Judge E. B. Watson, of
Portland, candidate for United States Senator.
Judge Watson was the first to advocate forcing the
railroad to put their Southern Oregon lands on the
market and at the price that was stipulated jn the
grant, which was not to exceed $2.50 per acre. The
following extract from Mr. Watson's platform dearly
states his position on this subject that is of such
vital importance to the development and the pros
perity of this section of Oregon:
"I will exert myself to the utmost to secure such action
by Congress as will enable the people to realize the bene
fits of the provisions in the several acts of Congress grant
ing lands to aid in the construction of railroads, and the
y Coos military road, in the State of Oregon, requiring the
several corporations receiving the said grants to sell the
lands w granted in quantities not to exceed 160 acres to
any one person and at a price not to exceed $2 SO per acre,
in accordance with the long-established policy of the Gov
ernment, to promote the settlement and development of
the country by furnishing the widest opportunities to ac
quire homes upon the public domain."
j; DEE RING I
Mrs. 0. T.Webb visited ichool Mon
day. Mrs. Angers visited in Deeriog last
Frank Barrett wti In Deering Sat
urday. Herbert Webb returned last week
Several of our people took a trip in
to California last week.
Lonls Webb wan at Waldo Sunday
ami Monday on business.
Ira Webb ii now "ohief cook and
bottle washer" at the Webb mines.
E. M. Albright returned from the
Pans last wei-k where be porohased a
home and lot.
Qua Lavlue returned from Orescent
City Sunday. He will spend the Sum
mer on bis much.
Lee Pigott came from Monumental
Hunilaj to stay with his sister, Mrs.
Shelley. He baa hurt bis foot.
An agent representing a large tim
ber corporation was iu the valley last
week trying to persuade timber
owners to still their timber. He was
not sucoeaNftil. however.
Will you be there? Big Wondur
Discount Sale, 0 o'clock, Saturday
BUSINESS POINTER. S.
t W I L I) E U TILL E J
A few peopl" are complaining of
E. Erictson is rppairing Scott Rob-'
inson's fire place.
Hanna Lovelace, who has been sick ,
the past three or four weeks, is much
I wonder what Charles McCann did
with all those eggs -be cardial
Robert Stevenson started for Cres
cent City Monday of this week, going
on nis wneoi.
Why don't some one get op a rural
lonte mail service' I fear we are not
up witb oar eastern slates.
Charles MoCann went to Grants
Pass Tuesday of this week to get
four horse load of feed and provisions.
Dr. Loughridpe was called out Fri
day evening of last week to the ho ne
of Leo Sams whose wife was very sick
bat is much bettor at this wriiing.
Mr. and Mrs. Erickson entertained
at 18 o'clock dinner, Sunday, Mr. and
Mrs. Charles MoCann and babe and
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brown.
Tbe working bee met at Alba
Woodard's Thursday, of last week,
then at Frank Slevensons Thursday
of this week. Suppose that is to be
the last until next Fall.
Born On the morning of tbe 16th
to Mr. and Mrs. Webster Roberto, a
fine daughter. As their first three
ohildren were boys they are very
proud of tbe new daughter.
ROGUE RINER VALLEY
To Bo Org&nlzed At Ashland
Next Friday to Do Pro
motion Work. '
The movement was inaugurated at
the Medford rally last Friday to or
ganize a Rogue River Valley Develop
ment Ltagae, at wlii-b time Dr. C.
R. Ray, of Medford, was made tem
porary president and M. F. Eggleston,
of Ashland, temporary stcretary. It
was decided to hold a meeting iu Ash
land on Friday, April 27, to perfect a
permanent organization of the League.
To give all sections of RoguitTRiver
Physician and Dentist
Dr. M. C Findley,
Oculist, Aurist, licensed optician.
Qo to Coron (or Plumbing.
M. Clemens. Vrescnption Druggist.
A Gentleman's smoke the Stage
A splendid line ol Royal Charter Oak
Ranges at Coron '
Order seals and robber stamps of
A. E. Voorhies.
For a o'eau bed and a good meal
try the Western Hotel.
Plaoer and quartz looation notices
mine deeds, leases, etc., at tbe
Miss N. O. Miller, studio Courier
block, gives 24 stamp pictures for 25c.
Poultry Netting will keep tbe
chb kus and small chicks out of tiie
gardeu. You oau get all widths at
The Oarmen-Hemeuway accounts
have been plaoed in ui hands for
collection. All persona knowing
themselves to be indebted to tiie above
firm are notified to call at the Grants
Pass Bunking and Trust Co., and
make immediate settlement.
3-30 4t E. S. VEATCH.
Will yon be thrrs? Big Wonder
Discount Sa'e, 9 o'clock, Saturday
S. C. Rlbbler Extends Invitation
Leland correspondent wants to know
why we don't give them some solid
news. Its just this way, Wide-awake
we have a fine little section of
country surrounding Hugo, one we
know Is of good, rich soil, in our lit
tle valley; of coarse the upland is
more or lens of granite formation.
We do not want to sell out, therefore
we don't need to blow about our sec
tion, if people do not believe we are
from Missouri they will be oonvinced
that we can "show" them by payiug
us a visit.
Oor little valley is in one of tbe
best locations in Southern Oregon for
a good town and just aboot the right
distance from Grants Pass for another
good sized city.
Now, Mr. Wide-awake, yon neel
not look for any of us over viewing
yonr country with any intention of
buying. We are not coming. If you
are in need of any farming informa
tion, just ask some of our old time
farmers, they have been here long
enough to thoroughly understand the
ways of farming Oregon's most fer
Well, as the old proverb is "make
hay while the snu shines" I will not
take np any more time for writing.
Yours tor success,
8. C. RIBBLER,
Ex. lingo correspondent.
V alley a representation each town and
poBtomce locality will be allowed
three delegates and it is expected a
fall representation will be had.
Below is given in full a communica
tion from Dr. Ray, which fully ex
plains tbe call for tbe meeting and the
object of tbe League :
Tolo, Ore., April 14, 1906.
Capt. M. F. Eggleston,
Sea Rogae River Valley Develop
ment League, Ashland, Oregon.
Dear Sir and ' 'Broth-r Booster" :
At I understand, committee of
three are to meet at Ashland on April
27th at 1 P. M. Ibeae committees,
chosen by the local Boards of Trade or
Commercial Bodies wberever there
are such bodies already organized, and
In tbose places where there is no snob
organization, same to be apointed by
tbe president or secretary, I don't
know which. Please let me know
where we meet at Ashland.
If yon have the time I wish you
would notify all tbose towns that
have Commercial Bodies to this
effect, provided that I have a correct
understanding of it ; and I would also
notify every village in both couuties,
or in other words, every poet office.
I think this latter suggestion that
every postoffioe be notified, or rather
post master, or some prominent per
son livins near said postoftice. is of
Sixth St. Grants Pass, Or.
NEXT DOOR. TO HOTEL LAYTON
OF THE SEASON
APRIL 11th -APRIL 30th
20 Days Only
In All Lines Nothing' Reserved
Our inmionso stock of stymie (iood, Consisting of till Dry Goods; Dress
Goods, Ladies' Dress Skirts, Waists, Silk and Salteen Under skirts,
Parasols, Ladies' and Gents' Furnishing Goods, Boys' and Youths'
Clothing, Men's Hats, Shoes, Trunks, Valises, etc., will bo on sale
for tho 20 Days Only at
GENUINE MONEY SAVING PRICES
SL-Vjsit our store and we will not disappoint you, as
. our prices wHI make it an object for you
to do your spring shopping at
utmost importance for the good
i of the cause. Heretofore, these com
1 mercial organizations, as I under
: stund, have only existed iu Ashland,
j Medord, Jacksonville, Gold Hill and
Qrauts Pass. That is, I mean in a
defluite organized form.
Now, we all know that it take
quite a good deal of money to carry
, on this work in the way it should be
j curried oo, and that is in a first-class
way. We all know that, consequently,
i these towns, principally the merchants,
are called on to contribute quite an
amount of money for the bentfit of
every citizen. Now, this is unjust,
andt should be remedied. For this
reason, I make a suggestion that
every postoflice in both couuties be
notified and the matter be presented in
the strongest light aud that they be
urged to send at least three delegates
to Ashland upon April 27th; that tbe
railroad be asked to give special low
rates. I do not know how many post
oftices in both counties but I think
there is sufficient that this would fur
nish 100 delegates or more.
When we once get at every nook and
corner, every post-office and people re
siding there and put heart and soul in
this movement, the results are going
to be tremendous for the best interests
of both oonnties and the people resid
ing there, and all citizens. In this
way, the money will be subscribed by j
eltizeos fiom all ovr both counties
and not fall on the merchants, princi-
pally, as heretofore. This movement j
is of the utmost importance to every !
town, village aud precinct and citizen j
of both ooonties. It will mean not i
only extensive advertising of all sec-j
tions of both ooauties but also the .
best methods of advertising, aod the
bringing in of houieseekers and capit
al, but it also means a powerful move
ment pulling for ererv section of
both couuties, in the way of improve
ments of all kiuds good roads, rail
roads, electric trollery lines, school
houses, churches, telephones lines
and evertbylng for the benefit for the
public at large, cud iu addition, the
correction of any einting evils de
trimental to the publio at large.
Now, these are my sentiments, and
I wish to do everything possible along
these liues, and will also do my beat j
to promote and take up any good sag- j
geetions, which, of course, is the ob
ject of this organization.
l viu irj io im it Asniaua neuoes
'lay. Kindly let me know if you will
be there at that time.
Yoors very truly,
ROGUE RIVER VALLEY DE
By C. R. RAY, Preaidfnt.
Following ii the list of letters re-
In Staple High-Grade Merchandise
The best of the Hub Clothing Stock
now to be sold
At About Half Price
The Sale has commenced and will
continue until the Merchandise is all
gone ; but come ad soon as you can to
get your pick of the BARGAINS.
Shoes for Men, Boys, Women and Children.
Clothing for Men and Boys. Shirts, Suspenders,
Handkerchiefs, Socks, Hose, Hats, Neckwear,
Collars, Cuffs, Underwear, all at prices which
we guarantee to be one third to one-half less
than you pay elsewhere.
Rubber Boots and all Rubber Goods at EXTRA
Shoes Special 325 pairs of odds and ends, all
kinds, now 75c a pair. They sold regular at
$1.25. $1.50, $2.00, $2.25 and $2.50 a pair.
This entire Stock must go, and prices
have been put on everything to move
If you don't investigate you are
missing the opportunity of a lifetime.
NEXT DOOR TO HOTEL LAYTON
Formerly the Welch and Garfinkle Stand.
The TJ. S. Civil Service Commis
sion will bold an examination for the
position of Forest Ranger, May 14,
1906, at Portland, Roseburg. La
Grande and Prineville. Examination
for Forest Supervisor will be held
same day at all large cities in tbe
Will yon be there? Big Wonder
Discount Sale, 9 o'clock, Saturday
CIRCUS DAY AT GRANTS PASS
F R I DAY
ft 100 Circus Champions and Celebrities -100
uiainiog uncalled for in tbe poatofhoe
at Grants Pass for tbe week ending
April 16th, 1906. Parties calling for j
them please give date advertised :
RordUh. Alice, Don is, Jas,
High, Herbert, Harrison, Mr J F,
Harris, J M. Johns, Joe,
Mockers, Mrs Elsie, Miller, Miss Reta,
Miller, Mrs Laura, Perkins. O W.
Peireel, 1 F, McCord. Mrs S A,
Sirass, Jacob, Savage, Donald (3)
Vioie, Andi Wtllard L, W,
Young, W L, Young, Elsie.
- C. E. HARMON, I M.
23 Famous Equestrian
im uarini Aarlallsta
tO Rooklomm Rough Rlderw
7 Russian Cossacks
11 Arabian Tumblers
23 Merry Mirthful' Clown
9 Sensational Equilibrist
20 Astonishing Acrobats
A Complmto Japanooo Clrouo
Superb Carland Entrss
Scores of Trained Wild Beasts
of Performing Clmahmnlm
Camels, Llamas and Bos Indicus
Educated Seals and Sea Lions
Hlehest Jumping Horses
Thundering Roman Chariot Races
.Triini Import!!1 Irabias SLUi-.
Only Lady Japanese Artisii in America
'OO Shetland Pony Ballot
Cake Walking Horses
jVlarvelous Picards ZZ
" Fieur Troupe
Pretty Edna Maretta