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ROGCfi RiVCR COURIER. GRANTS PASS, OREGON, MAY 4, 1V06.
The Strength of a
Bank is shown ,
1st, By its working capital
2nd, By its stockholders.
3rd, By its management.
first Rational Bank
OF SOUTHERN OREGON
Grants Pas, Oregon.
Ha a Capital, Surplus
Undivided ProfiU $77,500.00
And an additional Stock
holders Liability (un
der the National Bank
ing Law). - - 50,000.00
Total Responsibility $127,500.00
J0H3 B. FHT,
P. H. Harth,
J. T. Terrs,
H. C. KlNNET.
R. A. Booth. Pres.
J. C. Campbell, V. Pres.
H. L Gilkiy, Cashier.
Are you trouoiea witn aea
Bugs, Ants or Flees, if so
get a bottle of our
It will destroy all of these
Ever notice one on the wall?
They're plainer than the
handwriting on some.
OUR BED BUG KILLER WILL
One Large Bottle 25c
Model Drug Store
NEW STOCK OF
Wut 0 Strut
Secend Block from Sixth Street
At prices that
Palace Barber Shop
BATES & WILLIAMS, Propre.
Shaving, Hair Cutting
Evervthlnir neat and clean and
N. E. McGREW,
TRUCK and DELIVERY
Furniture and Piano
GRANTS PASS, OREGON.
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I er e vigor, banish peine.
J f Ho remady quelle DR.
X MOTTS PENNYROYAL PILLS
f I Sold by Dnufiiu ud Dr. Mmu
l (ri- Co. Cleveland Obiu
Low Passenger RatM.
Commencing February 15th and
jCootiDointr daily to and including
April 7th, 1906. and from September
ilStb until ootober 81st, 1906, Colonist
ittoket will be sold from the East to
ifomte oa Oregon Line via Portland,
at the following low rales: From
fio.fO, UL, $38; St Louis, $80;
Omaha, and Kansas City, $25; Dn-
Tr. $36. , ' - .
Corresponding raUs will be made
from other points, and will apply to
sOl points oa Oregon Lines.
tf A. L. CRAIG, Q. P. A.
GRANTS PASS LEADS
IN TELEPHONE SERVICE
First to Have Central Energy Sys
tem Automatic Will be
The undertaking to secure a com
plete telephone system for Josephine
county with free switching with
Grants Pass has been given a setback
by the Pacific States Telephone Com
pany. This company could have had
its income from telephone rentals and
long distance business in Josephine
oounty increased by fully $1000 a
month by the close of the year bad
General Manager Thatcher and County
Manager Oium been more broad and
business-like in their methods, but
carrying out the modern corporation
methods of greed and monopoly .tbey
succeeded in checking the progressive
movement that would have benefitted
their company quite as muoh as it
would hate the business men of
Grants Pass and the farmers, miners
and millmen of Josephine county.
The fact is that this movement
started by the Courier for a betterment
of h telephone service in Josephine
county has forced tbe Paoifio States
Telephone Company to give Grants
Pass the central energy system, wbiob
will be deolded improvement over
tbe present system, but not tbe equal
to the automatio system in efficiency
or cheapness. All that the central
energy svstam differs from the present
Bell system is that no bells ring on
a line except that of tbe phone called
and there is no bell ringing to call
central. Grants Pass is the only town
in Southern Oregon that will have the
central energy system and there are
bnt few towns on the Paoifio Coast of
5000 population or less that have been
given this betterment by the Bell
Instead of getting the business from
a score or more of rural telepone lines
in the county the Paoifio States Tele
phono Company through their greed
will really come out the loser by the
telephone controversy that tbey
brought on for tbey will get only one
small line out of Grants Pass to the
Lee dintrlct having half a dozen
telephones on it. The Applegate Vat
ley Telephone Company will not lease
the Williams line from the Pacific
States Company as the latter's terms
are too exacting, they demanding
five year lease and the payment of the
taxes which would be about $13 a year
and the return of the line in as good
condition as when taken. As the
poles are badly deoayed the entire
line of 30 miles would require new
poles before the five years would be
up thus making the undertaking too
expensive to those holding tbe lease.
Tbe Applegate farmers will not give
up tbeir telephone venture but will
this Summer build an independent
line to Grants Pass. And it is the
plan to estabtisb an independent sys
tem in the Illinois Valley and connect
it with the 'Applegate Valley lines
and tbenoe to Grants Pass. A local
station will be established in Grants
Pass for tbe free nse of the public.
With the installation of the Automatio
telephone system in Grants Pass,
which is expected within tbe year,
connection will be made with it by
tbe rural lines and tbe beginning
made for a srstem of telephones for
tbe entire oounty giving free switch
ing to all subscribers.
Josephine oounty is not the only
locality in which tha Paoifio States
Telephone Company tries to hog the
whole tbing. Tbat company now has
an injunction suit on in Albany to
prevent local oompany from install
ing tbe automatio telephones. Only
last month the Pacific States Company
bad a suit in Salem to keep out a local
automatic company and lost it.
Tbey tried to block the company now
potting an automatio system In Port
land, and tbe Applegate farmers wben
tbey attempt to run an independent
line into Grants Past will quite likely
encounter an injunction suit as will the
Automatio oompany when thsy enter
this field, for tbe Bell Company claim
vested rights by the perpetual fran
chise they have in Grants Pass and
in most other towns where tbey have
a telephone franchise. A series of
articles lately appearing in the Suc
cess magaizne on the telephone busi
ness in the United States gives a clear
insight into tbe desperate efforts the
Bell Company is making all over the
country to retain its telephone mo
nopoly by resorting to injunctions
and every other method known to un
scrupulous corporations. But despite
this bitter opposition hundreds of
towns and cities are putting in auto
matio and other independent tele
phones and there are now more than
a million snob telephones in nse than
See H. B. Hendricks for good in
vestments in town or country property
(or paying gold mines) five years in
the real estate business. He rents
houses, negotiates loans on good in
vestments and writes insurance la the
Oregon Mutual at "living" rates.
Office oa ground floor opposite post. I
office, Grants Pas, Ore.
President Crooks of Albany Col
lege Addresses the
Principal Harrison will represent
our High School at Salem the 11th of
May, for the purpose of helping to or-
gauize the debating league between
the High Schools of Salem, Albany,
Roseborg and Grants Pass.
The prize-debate contest to be held
in the High School Assembly room
Wednesday evening, May 9, should be
patronized by every student of the
High School. Tbe question for de
bate is, "Resolved, That the govern
ment shou'd own and operate all the
railroads and telegraph systems of the
United States." Tbe question will
be affirmed by Randall Hood, Frits
Dean and Nina Paddock ; denied by
Henry Morton, Amy Isaacs, and Her
bert Gilkey. Prises will be awarded
to the best two contestants. The de
baters are working hard and a very
enthusiastic contest is assured.
On Friday morning. April37tb, the
superintendent's onion was tbe soene
of a pleasant surprise. The teachers
of the Central Building had gathered
and Mr. Patriok, the faithful aud
genial old janitor, was called up to the
office just after the 8 :80 bell. Seeing
all the teachers and the seriousness of
their fanes gave him tbe idea that he
was called ud to be court martialed,
However, bis fears were soon re
lleved by Mr. Turner, who explained
the occasion to be that of Mr. Pat
rick's 61st birthday, and with a few
words of oommendation and oongratu
lation, presented Mr. Patrick with a
very pretty gold watch fob, as expres
sive of the good wishes and friendship
of the teachers of the Central Build
ing. Mr. Patriok, though muoh taken
by surprise, was able to respond with
a few words of thanks and apprecia
tion. One of the most interesting talks
that the High School students have
bad the good fortune to bear was
given on Tuesday morning, May let,
by President Crooks of Albany col
lege. After a few pleasant remarks
by way of introduction and a suggrs
tion that he would like to see some of
the graduates from tbe Grants Pais
High School at the Albany college,
be proceeded to speak to tbe students
along a line which young people are
prone to overlook. He began by
saying that every young person tbere
owed from $2000 to $3000, and he
reminded them tbat beside this they
were indebted to their parents, their
friends and even the government for
very many things whiob money can
not buy. Although they are not
generally expected to repay this debt
in cash, nevertheless, there are cer
tain things which these people have a
right to expect from the young people
for wbom they have sacrificed.
Among these things be mentioned
honesty nut just honesty in certain
things, bnt a high staodard of honor for
everything and industry. Regarding
industry he said "There is work tbat
is work ; play that is play ; play tbat
is work, and work that is play." He
showed tbat only tbe last is worth
while; that it is work in whiob one is
interested, work for someone, work
with some great end in view, work in
which a pleasure is taken, tbat counts.
President Crooks' talk was made most
interesting by pointed illustrations
and well told stories. All who heard
him would be more than pleated with
an opportunity to listen to him again.
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We have no sickness, to report
Some new sidewalks are being made.
That is what baa been needed.
Very few idle man in Leland, and
plenty of work for willing hands.
George Strong has finished bis build-
in ; other people will follow suit.
A wedding in the near future. Peo
ple are getting their eow bells ready,
guns are always ready.
Mr. Eorglin, our packer, was in
town last week with bis pack train
packing down the creek.
Rain in abundance. It came in gcod
time, although crops were not suffer
ing . No nse now to irrigate for a
Bob Gibson is visiting our town. Hs
has been employed Jat tbe Opp mine at
Jacksonville. He ssys tbat mine it a
big paying investment.
We understand that Mr. Wilson, one
of our merchants, baa bought tbe
Greenback store. That store handles
a large amount of goods.
Some of our people will send sup
plies for tbe needy at San Francisoo
soon as we caa get information
where to ship and who to.
Some of onr voters don't like the
candidates that were nominated at the
primaries, bat they will hare to submit
to tbe majority. We have the right
man on tbe republican ticket for con
stable; be weighs 300 pooads and will
bo able to take bis man to the cooler
or county jail. WIDE-AWAKE.
PROPOSED LAW TO
TAX ALL NOTES
Would Mo-ke a Note Invalid if it
Did Not Bear (he As
From Albany ooues the following
report of a new law to be introduced
iu the next legislature, which it seems
to us will make quite a difference in
the reveuoes of the state :
To pevent modern Shylocks from
exactiug interest on money which they
conceal from the tax oollector, to force
the money lender to turn in a correct
statement of his personal property aud
to bear his portion of government ex
penses, as does tbe man whose entire
estate consists of a few acres of tangible
realty, is the purpose of a bill being
considered for presentment to tbe Ore'
gon legislature at its next session.
"The proposed law provides a rem
edy whiob, it is thought, will prove
efficaoious. The assessor's stamp of
'reported for taxation, is required to
appear on the back of the note, if col
lection of the note is to be forced in
the courts. The praotioal working of
the proposed law is something like
"Wheu tbe atsessor is listing the
property of tbe people, all notes re
pelled will be stamped across the back
by the assessor, with the date, and
some statement conveying tho infor
mation that the aotes were reported
and listed on the date given. The
bolder of the paper will, .of course,
then be required to pay taxes on the
notes, as on other persoual property.
"Tbe efficacy of the proposed Jlaw
lies in tbe penalty for failure to so re
port all notes. Whenever a note is
concealed, and the stamp of the asses
sor is not secured, to indicate that it
has beeu reported for assessment, the
proposed law will provide that collec
tion of the note cannot be enforoed in
"Tbe enforcement of Bunh law, if
passed, would result in tbe assessment
and taxation of hundreds of thousands
of dollars in Oregon now escaping tax
ation. Tbe provision of the proposed
law which would indicate that it would
be easy of enforcement, is that which
provides that unless tbe assessor's
stamp is upon a note as having been
listed for assessment, no oolleotionjcan
be legally made, that is, it is optional
with the maker of the note whether he
pays it or not. Tbe idea, it seems to
us, is a good one and will work well
when put into practical shape."
BUSINESS POINTER. S.
Physician and Dentist
Dr. M. C Findley,
Oca list, Anrist, licensed optician.
Goto Corun (or Plumbing.
M. Clement. Prescription Druggist.
A Gentleman's smoke the Stage
A splendid line ol Royal Charter Oak
Ranges at uoron'i
Order seals and rubber stamps of
A. K. Voorbies.
For a o'eau bed and a good meal
try the Western Hotel.
Plaoer and quarts location notices
mine deeds, leases, etc, at tbe
Poultry Netting will keep the
chickens and small chioks out of tbe
garden. You can get all widths at
Reduced Round Trip Rates East'
orn Points Season 1906.
On July 3d and Ud, August 7th, 8th
and 9tb and September 8th and 10th,
1906, Round Trip tickets will be on
sale to points named under the fol
Both ways through Portland, to
Chicago, $80.45; St. Louis, $76.46
Milwaukee, $78.66; St. Paul and
Minneapolis, $08.95; Omaha, Council
Bluffs, Sioux City, St Joseph, Atch
inson, Leavenswortb and Kansas City,
One way through Portland, and
one way through California, to
Chicago, $86; St Louis, $81; Mil
wauk.ee, $88.20; St Paul and Minne
apolis, $81.40; Omaha, Council Bluffs-,
8ionx City, St Joseph, Leavenswortb
and Kansas City. $73.60.
Tickets will be sold to Milwaukee,
only on August 7th, 8tb and 9th.
Limits: Going, 10 days; tickets
must be used going on date of sale;
final return limit 90 days from date of
sale but not beyond October, 81, 1906.
8topovers: Stopovers will be grant
ed in either direction within the
transit limits, west of Missouri
River, St. Paul, and Minneapolis,
also New Orleans, wben through that
point except that no stopovers will be
permit ted in California on going trip.
A. L. CRAIG, O. P. A.
Caught Cold While ttuntlKj a Burglar.
Wm. Thos. Lanorgan, provincial
constable at Chapleau, 'Ontario,
says: "I caught a severe cold while
bunting a burglar in the forest
swamps last FatL Hearing of Cham
berlain's Remedy, I tried it, and!
after nsing two small bottles, I was
completely oared." This remedy it
Intended especially for coughs and
eolds. It will loosen and relieve a
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other treatment aad is tr favorito
wherever its superior excellence has
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"We have made arrangements whereby we can
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Phone or mail your orders to us for prompt,
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