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ROGUE RIVER COURIER GRANTS PASS. OREGON. MAY 4, 190b.
GRASP THE CHANCE
Looking for Money?
Do you realize the fact that Water will Double
Yea, we will put it stronger you ought to quad
ruple your crops with water.
Yes, and it can be done.
Not in a minute but it can be done.
YOU and WE can do it pulling together.
Our business is helping your business.
Our prosperity depends upon your prosperity.
You can get along without us, but you can get
more money with us.
How can this be done ?
Ilere's the point: fill in the figures yourself.
We come to you with a proposition to furnish you
ample water for irrigation, where you want it and
when you want it ; cheaper and more convenient
than a ditch or steam or gasoline engine.
We do it with the ELECTRIC PUMP.
The Electric Pump
In Competition With the Ditch, Canal
Steam or Gasoline Driven
The Eloctrio Pump has driven the ditch, canal,
steam and gasoline pump out of the field in Southern
California and elsowhero.
It lias made the desert bloom; made worthless
land valuable: quadrupled the value of lands and pro
ducts and in some cases the increaso in value has
been 10-fold and a 100-fold.
Can sufficient wator bo obtained for irrigation
from wells ?
Some pooplo say no.
They usod to say No in tho dosort of Southern
California; but thoy do so no longer; they are get
ting the water and plenty of it and also in the
Rogue River Valley.
In California they have to go from 50 to several
hundred feet in depth and pay $;4 per soason per
In the Rojjue River Valley, in most of the cases
you got amplo water from 10 to 50 feet doep and you
pay $30 per horse power for the irrigating
WHAT IS THE
Advantage of Irrigation
with Electric Pumps
Now, here is where we SHINE.
FIRST The price is cheaper; the average cost per acre (or
the season with an Electric Pump is $1.25 per acre for water.
SECOND You pay no BONUS.
THIRD You do not have to mortgage your land forever.
FOURTH You do not conyert your land into a swamp as
with a ditch; you thus avoid malaria, mosquitoes anl all the at
FIFTH You can get your water When you Want it and
where you want it; you do not have to wait your turn and
quarrel with your neighbors.
SIXTH You do not have to enter into any contract for any
stated period ; ifpump irrigation does not suit you you can quit ;
the only guarantee that you will give is that you will pay your
proportion of the cost of the line and this money you get back
in power or light; in other words, you simply guarantee your
SEVENTH You can use Electric Power to Saw Wood,
Grind Feed. Churn Butter, Separate Cream, do the Washing and
Ironing, Cooking and Heating. Keep yourself cool in Summer
with Electric Fans: it drives away flies, purifies the air, runs
the Sewing Machine, and numerous other uses of which not
the least is to have your wife and family rise up and bless you
for the comfort and ease thus afforded.
EIGHTH You can use the Electric Hot Water Bottle or
Pad, one of the greatest and most beueficial discoveries of the
Twentieth Century; affords dry and continuous heat, warms the
bed, prevents cold feet ; is of the greatest benefit for Pain, Rheu
matism. Neuralgia, IPneumonia, Bronchitis. Coughs, Colds, Con
sumption Croup, Whoopbg Cough, and pain in any part of the
NINTH You can use Electric Light , as the Sun (which
is concentrated electricity) dispels the fog, dampness, disease,
and gives life itself to all the human race and the animal and
vegetable kingdoms, so the Electric Light at night performs
the same life giving functions in a milder form.
TENTH The Electric Light is the cheapest known light
if you value your time, your safety and your health worth
anything ; it does not vitiate the air like Oil or Gas Lamps,
there is no odor, there is absolute safety; your insurance is les
sened; it is convenient simply presj the button.
Perhaps you think it would cost too much money more
than you can afford.
NOW, SEE HERE.
It will cost you 2 cents to find out. Write us today and
State Your Wants; you will be surprised to see how little it
costs; we will take pleasure in answering all inquiries and send
our agents to you promptly.
Now, where is the hitch? Get together
with your neighbors and form a party line and
thus divide up expenses among yourselves for
Electric Power, Electric Lights and Telephones.
Central Point, Ore., March 20, 1906.
CONDOR WATER & POWER CO.,
I thought it might be of some interest to you to give some
kind of a statement as to what I thought of your centrifugal
pump, operated by Electric Motor purchased from you last May.
How it works and how it suits me :
The Electrrio Motor I ose is a five horse power belted direot
to three inch centrifugal pomp.
This pomp will give from 800 to 500 gallons per minute, de
pending on the lift.
A three horse power motor, however, would run this pump
and give the same amount of water.
On one part of my place I had to foroe water 480 feet on'a
grade of 13 to 13 feet; 20 feet from well through a four-inch pipe
I got from 850 to 400 gallons per minute.
This elevation I speak of is above the pump.
I could pump 600 gallons per minute from my well, day and
night all seasons up to November 1st.
This was the last pumping I did in order to wet the ground
so I could dig iny trees.
My well is 16 feet deep, six-feet wide and 12 feet long, with
I estimate that I can irrigate 12 acres of ground with my
Now, as to the working ot the electric pump and motor nei
ther have given me any trouble.
I could start the motor running on Monday and it would be
running Saturday night, if some one would not call around and
My motor ran the season through with only one oiling, but.I
oiled the pump every morning when I started the motor, ..which
is all there is to look after.
It gave the least troubleof any machinery I ever used.
Now, as to what I Accomplish with water I more than
trebled the yield in corn and I doubled the apple crop.
I had no alfalfa to water and was not prepared.to get wa
ter to our garden, but I raised a fine crop of beets on ground
that without water would not have raised anything.
As to sweet corn ask J. W. Merritt.
It was the largest corn I ever saw, and I have raised corn
in Iowa and on the Missouri River bottom.
I am going to grow some more this year, call and see it.
I used water on my seedlings for nursery stock and 1 am well
pleased with the results.
I grew 150,000 seedlings, that, without water. I could not
have grown, and as a result have 125, 000 pears budded and grafted
and 25,000 apples, to say nothing of the benefit in other.ways.
The Electric Pump is the thing.
You can have the water where you want it, which every
one knows is the essential thing.
My children could start and stop the motor and oil the pump.
I consider that there it no more danger in motorrthao ma
ohinery with cog wheels, and not as much for children.
To close will say that I am well pleased witb themotor and
pnmp, and well pleased in the way you people have treatede.
Hoping yon success, I am
Very truly yours, '
J. S. 'HARNETT.
Now Altogether! Pull Together I Today I All the Time for Everything Electrical
Yours Truly, for More Water, More Power and More Light,
ER & POWE
Sub-Stations : Medford, Jacksonville, Central Point, Gold Ray.'jWoodville, Grants Pass