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GRANTS PASS. JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, MAY 18, 1906.
OLD SOLDIERS ARE COM
ING TO GRANTS PASS
BAREFOOT MAIDS BRING
PURITY AND HONESTY
WORK WITH BANQUET
MEET IN PORTLAND
EVENING OF SONG
IS GREATLY ENJOYED
DISMAY TO THE FISHES
-FOR SOME PEOPLE
Citizen Preparing to Give Them
Welcome Large Attend
wade in the Purling Waters of
How Convenient to Have Notarla
Commercial Club Holds Enthu
During Past Year 85 Per Cent
of All Home Have Been
Jones Creek and Seek
the Coy Trout
Seal What Chauese Did
to Hi Partner.
siastic Meeting Dines and
Tbe Fourteenth Annual Soldiers
and Sailors Reunion will convene in
this city on Monday, Jane 18, and
will continue in camp five days.
During encampment week the state
1 encampments of tbe Department of
. "Oregon G. A. R. , the W. R. C. and
' tbe ladies of tbe U. A. R. will be held
on tbe grounds. The railroads have
a - " "l "
ronna irip. it is expected mat
Grants Pass will entertain from 1200
to 1500 visitors daring encampment
The camp grounds are located in a
beautiful, well shaded grove near
the river, a short distance east of
Sixth street The camp will present
the appearance of a city of touts.
Tbe grounds will be furnished with
water from the city water works and
will be lighted by electric lights. All
the tents available will be furnished
bv tbe association, but as this supply
may not be adequate, it is requested
that all who can, should bring tents.
Straw for the tents, wood and coffee
will be furnished free to all comrades i
of the associations and their families.
Entertainments will ! e provided for
each evening by the local posts and
W. R. O.
A number of' promtneut visitors
will be present. Invitation have
been issued to the governor of Oregon
and other nigh officials. Martial
muBio will be furnished by a fife and
dram corps composed of old veterans
A liberal fund has been subscribed
by the citizens of Grants Pass for the
entertainment of the visitors. The
city will be apropriately decorated
by a professional decorator from San
Francisco and no pains wll be spared
by tbe people to show their patriot
ism and desire to give the old veterans
the time ot their lives. The invita
tions are issued not alone to the "boys
of '61," bat all Indian war veterans,
those of the Spanish-American wir
and tbe Confederate survivors are
urited to "fall in" ones more and
rally on tbe old camp gound.
a M. Nealon of Table Rock is
olonel in command and F. M.
Stewart of Medford is acting adjutant.
Cyanide Patent Expiree Soon.
In a recent issue we stated that the
MoArthur cyanide patents of the
United States, expired. This is not
eotirely true. The patents do not
expire until December of the current
year. At that date tbe only limita
tions on the nse of cyanide with the
extraction of gold aud silver will be
the various patents granted to oover
mechanioal applications of tbe cya
nide process, the number of which is
leigon. The original cyanide patents,
although they were vigorousy protected
by the owners, were more or less
generally imposed upon in this
country, and more recently the prose
cution of the infringers have not been
closely followed up. With the pass
ing of the original patents the oya
nide process io tbe United States will
be open to any user, subject only to
tbe rights of the patents above re
ferred to relating to the mechanical
application of the process. Mining
- i;neep morepropertyto;sell.
I do not ask for a Contract or theExolasivesale all I want is
. . .Q .fARIVILEUEJTOSELL. tSLJZ
W. L. IRELANDJ'The Heal'Estate Alan""
0 Ground Floor Courier Bldg. Gramtb Pass, Ore. 6
Armed with Balling rods and lnnob
Dashers, a party of school teachers
started out latt Saturday to try their
luck in the angling line. Tbe party
was chaperoned by Mrs. Geo. E. Good
and Mrs. R. O. McCroskey, and Miss
Lucile McCroskey also accompanied
them. The teachers participating in
the daVS Snort WPm Mlaaoa Cianra
: uothrie, Bridge,
I Ju""",i """KOI naitnr, Agnew,
Peck, Holgate, Poole and Heslin.
Arriving at Jones
Creek, tbe fun
began;' nut for some reason, best
known to the fish, they would not bite
so close to the shore, so the ladies
concluded to wade out after them,
and this they did after discarding
their shoes piooeeding out into mid
stream. ' Luck was better here so far
as fish were ' concerned, but something
happened which was very anuoying to
tbe ladies, but seemingly very amus
ing to some other people. Fishing in
mid-stream is such sport that nobody
noticed a buggy approach the stream
and proceed to cross quite close to
where tbe girls were fishing. How
ever, as, the buggy contained three
gentlemen, tbey were not long in mak
ing their presence known, and they
had quite a lot of amusement at the
girls' expense. But tbe old adage
"he laughs best who laagbs last" was
never more true than in this case, for
so intent were tbe gentlemen in
watching the sport that they became
reckless in their driving and after
having crossed the creek and started
up the incline on the other side, the
horse went over a bad place in the
road and broke some part of the har
ness, causing the buggy to run back
down the hill into the water, and the
gentlemen were detained for some
time mending the break-down, but
they were, perhaps, not so irate over
this as they would have been under
As the -neon 'hour approached
most elaborate' dinner was spread by
Mesdames Good aud McCroskey, and
the hungry girls were bidden to the
feast. At this important point in the
proceedings, uene Uood hsDDpned
along quite accidentally of course
and was -invited to partake of the
good things. As there was not
another man present. Gene took pity
on ine lone lauies ana was nnauy per
suaded to dine with them.
After dinner the sport continued and
tbe school ma ams Droved beyond
doubt that they were quite as capable
of handling the rod io tbe water as
they were in tbe schoolroom, for they
secured quite a number of fish during
me aay. - juiss uatnrie, nowever.
never caught a fish, and when she
was told that the reason was because
she kept her line in one place all the
time, sne oeciarea tnat she did noth
ing of the kind, but "just kept jerk
log it up and down all the timet'
Strange, she did not get a bitet Miss
Bridge was more successful she hay
ing caught a sucker almost as large as
herself. This sounds "fishy" but tbe
teachers declare it's so.
But now comes the strange part of
tbe adventure. It is reported that a
large number of dead fisb were found
in tbe creek in the vicinity where the
?:irls waded but there now, we prom
sed not to say a word about that, and
we wont. At any rate tbe ladies
declare they never enjoyed a day more
than this one, and it will be long re
membered by them. Tbe honors were
carried off by Miss George, wbo
caught the largest number of fish and
Miss Bridge who caught the largest
SURE' ti ADVANCE
The following is an affidavit with
a printed notioe attached, a copy of
which is in tbe affidavit, which was
filed in the Coonty Court of Josephine
County, July fitb, 1905, by F. W.
Chansse, then publishing the Oregon
PETITION FOR LIQUOR LICENSE,
Kerby, Ore., April 21. 1905.
To the honorable County Court of
Josephine County aud State of Oreson
We, the undersigned petitioners and
legal voters of Josephine County and
State of Oregon, and precinct of
Kerbyville, ask and pray your honor'
able body to grant to George Maurer
a liquor license to sell Doto spiritous,
man and vinous liquors in less quan
titles than one gallon, at his place of
Dnsiness, in tne town or Kerbyville.
uounty or josepmne, State or Oregon
i or one year.
(Names of Petitioners. )
Notioe is hereby eiven that Georce
maurer, me arjove named applicant.
will on Wednesday, July 6th, 1905, at
the hour of 10 o'clock a. m., apply to
the County Court for Josephine
county, uregon, rcr issuance of
liquor license in accordance with the
Affidavit of Publication
STATE OF OREGON,
County of Josephine. (
I, J. F. Gilbraith being first duly
sworn, say tuai i am tne printer aud
roreman or ine uregon Observer.
That said newspaper is published and
issued weekly and .regularly at Grants
Pass, in Josephine county. State of
Uregon, and is of general circulation
in said conuty and state, 1' at the
notice of which the one hereto attach
ed is a true and correct copy was pub
hsIW in said paper once a week for
five weeks, being published first'on
the 7th day of June, 1905, aud last on
tne otn day of July, 1905.
That said notice was published in
the regular and entire issue of every
number of said paper duriug said
period and time of publication, and
that the said notice was published in
the newspaper proper and not in a
supplement. J. F. Galhraith
Subscribed and sworn to before uie
Ibis 5th day of Julv, 1905.
(N. P. Seal) F. W. Chansse
The notice purports on its face to be
the application of George Maurer of
Kerby, Oregon, for a liqucr license,
F. W.. Chansse was a Notary Public
and his rartner was J. F. Galbraith
Tbe notice appeared in the Oregon
Orbsever with the last eight lines
omitted as follows :
"Notice is hereby iriven that Georcn
w v . - " . . . "
oiaurer, ine aoove named applicant,
will ou Wednesday. July 5th. 1905.
at the hour of 10 o'olock a. m., apply
to the Oounty Court for Josephine
uoumy, uregon, ror issuance of a
liquor license in accordance with the
On June 7, 1905, it appeared without
the last eight lines, it appeared in the
same way without tbe last eight lines
on June 14, 1905, aud it appeared in
the same way omitting tbe last eight
lines on June 81, 1905.
Tbe law requires that tbe day on
which the application for license will
be presented to tbe court shall appear
in tbe printed notice, and without
that the notice is absolutely void and
tbe application would be void. On
tbe 38th day of June the last eight
lines above referred to were inserted
in the notioe, and it so appeared in
that issue, and in the issue of July 5,
1905. Tbe notioe must be published
five times before the license is
granted, and proof is made by affida
vit. Mr. Chansse waB a notary pub
lic He bad these changes made,
caused a copy of the notice as cor
rected and as published only on Jane
28th and July 5tb, pasted on the affl
davit and had his partner J. F. Gal
braith swear to it as having been
published as presented above Jflve
times, when in fact it was only
pri nted as published twice.
Tbese papers are on file at the
Courier office and anyone wishing to
see I hem can call there where thev
ill be kept on file nntil the public is
otherwise notified. Comment in nnt.
necessary, and we only wish to ask
the people of Josephine County if
they approve of snob methods and if
tbey think a man who would engage
in an act of that kind is a fit man
for an important county office.
Would tbey believe the profession of
purity, honesty and sincerity made 'by
one who would attempt to lsnpose;up-
on a county court in that manner?
Tbe original affidavit nf wi.inh h.
T PJ- i n Ale in the offloe
or ine uoonty Ulerk and Mr. Cheshire
will show it to anyone calling there
and asking for it
VKMUUKATIO COUNTY COMMIT.
A banquet was given on Monday
evening at the opera bouse by the
Grants Pass Commercial Club and
was attended by a representative
gathering of the business men. It
was ono of tbe most enjoyable func
tions of tbe sort ever given in our
city and all the arrangements were
perfect and harmonious.
The tables were arranged in tbe
form of a large square, tbe guests
occupying the outer sides. This ar
rangement was especially oouvenient
in view of the after dinner speeches,
as a speaker at any point was in full
view of all the guests.
Tbe tables were prettily and taste
fully deoorated with ivy and roses and
the bill of fare contained a long list
of appetizing viands, served in three
courses. An orohestra of four pieoes,
Prof. Heury, leader, assisted bv Miss
Willis, S. F. Cheshire and Ralph
Dean, occupied the stage and
heightened the enjoyment of the oc
casion, with a number of well ren
dered selections. S'x young girls
acted as waiters. The culinary ar-
angements and deoorations were
under the efficient supervision of Mrs.
R. H. Gilfillan.
At tho conclusion of the third
course, short speeches were given by
a uuuiber of business and professional
men. O. S. Blauuhard, president of
the club, read a toleeram from Tom
Richardson of Portland, the moving
spirit of the "boosting" movement I
in the state in which Mr. Richardson
proposed a stauding toast to Oregon's
L. B. Hall, 1st vice-president of the
club, spoke on the necessity and ini
portance of irrigation, calling atten
tioo to the fact that there are at least
40,000 acres of land "now lying idle in
the couuty that could be watered and
R. L. Coe spoke of needed improve
ments, the desirability of better streets
and advised the planting of shade
trees. He emphasized the importance
of a pure water supply for drinkiag
purposes, and good sewers.
Geo. S. Calhoun spoke of the need
of better transportation facilities and
the importance of tbe new railroad to
Rev. J. B. Travis spoke on nianu
faotures. He mentioned the need of
canneries to take care of the frnit and
vegetable product of which this
county is capable, and of factories
o work tbe woods which are suitable
for furniture and interior flnising
Engineer Richards, of the California
& Oregon Coast Railway Co., gave
encouraging news in regard to the
new railway. He told of the delay to
tbe project that had been caused by
the San Francisco fire but gave assur
ance that construction work would be
gin within a very short time.
Dr. Flanagan, the pioneer physician
and resident of Grants Pass, gave an
interesting talk on the development of
tbe Rogue River Valley.
Tbe club roll was augmented by the
addition of ihe names of 17 new
WILL BE OBSERVED
A. R., W. R. C. and Cltixene
Will Honor the Natlon'e
Memorial and Decoration days will
be appropriately observed in Grants
Pass this year as in years past by the
A. R. and W. R. O. and oitizens
generally. Tbe memorial services
will be held io the Neman M. E.
church Sunday at 11 o'olock with ser
mon by Rev. O. O. Beokman. Tbe
members of the post and Corps meet
ing at their hall at 10 :30 and marcTT
ng to tbe church in a body.
Tbe Decoration day exercises will
be held ia the opera house at "3
'coclk, the post and corps meeting
at their hall at 1 :30. The addTms
ill be delivered 'by Rev. Clarl
Bower. It is earnestly hoped tlmTa
large number of our people willTE
tend both meetings aud a SDeclal in-
itation is extended to tbe sons .of
veterans and ex-oonfederate soldiers to
Tom Richardson, secretary and
treasurer to the Oregon Development
League, believes the league conven
tion to be held in Portland, May 22d,
will show greatly improved condi
tions in the various branob organ iza
tions throughout the state.
Interest oenters in the election of a
President to succeed E. L. Smith. A.
Bennett, one of the vice presidents.
is the most-talked-of man, and there
would be no surprise if the honor
were to go to him.
Regarding the conditions of the
league generally, Mr. Richardson
A majority of the local organ iza
tions in tbe state ars well organized,
and busily engaged in advertising
their resources, securing now citizens
and establishing new industries, and
each oommunity is prospering to suob a
degree that it feels that it is growing
faster than any other in Oregon. The
immigration the past year bas been of
substantial character. Many thous
ands of acres have been added to tbe
orchards of tbe state, while a substan
tial increase has been made in the
wheat production. Several new fac
tories have been eatablished and old
"But Oregon cities and towns have
shown tho greatest improvement, in
some as high as 85 per cent of all the
homes have been painted within the
last two years. There is a commenda
ble rivalry among the inhabitants of
many villages aud small towns
throughout Oregon to have the best
kept lawns and the most attractive
homes, and this is true with regard to
the older communities as with the
"A great majority of the local com
meroial bodies in the state are nieui
bers of the Oregon Development
League, and in many of these bodies
the prinoipal thems for discussion bas
been civic improvement In that
special work tbe leagne feels that it
has made its greatest advance. These
things will be briefly discussed at the
meeting, May 22d.
"Delegates to this meeting will be
expected to occupy chairs on tht stage
at the big Made in Oregon gathering
in the Armory at 8 p. in., Tuesday
There are now in operation in Ger
many between 6000 and 6000 alcohol
enlgnes and it is estimated that when
eloohol designed for sucb purposes
in the United States Is; free from
government tax a much larger num
ber will be nsed here. Internal-combustion
engines using aloohol as a
motor fuel are coming into general
nse on farms for running all kinds of
farm machinery. By the use of
alcohol 20 per cent more power can be
secured on a given engine than can be
obtained by the use of gasoline, as
alcohol nan be oom pressed to a much
higher degree than gasoline without
danger of spontaneous oombustion. It
is nsed also in runninir lisht manhln.
ery in workshops. Mining World.
TJlG Camfit Sa l A stillgoeson. Laet
the Bpecial numbers we
If you want Carpet don't
J Wall Papers
for certain rooms let us
show you the rich 2 tone papers. More ceilings,
exquisite goods. In the medium-priced goods we
are selling more than ever. Our 12 J, 15, 20, 25$
Tents, Camp Furniture, Stoves, Ranges
Hammocks All in season at lowest pricos.
Cantata "David" Rendered by
Local Singers at Presby
The cantata, "David, the Shepherd
Boy" was given on Sunday evening
at Bethany Presbyterian church, a
large audience being present. Nearly
every available seat in the church
was taken and the program, which
consumed nearly two hours of time,
was enjoyed throughout. The follow
ing singers participated in the con
Sopranos Mrs. W. L. Ii eland, Mrs.
W. W. Walker, Mrs. Fred Mensoh,
Misses Mary Coe, Editb McColm,
Bessie McColm, Ethel Bartlett, Lida
Fyfleld, Kate Newell, Vera Reymers.
Altos Mrs. H. A. Rotermund,
Mrs. T. E. Beard. Misses Laura Par
ker, Mary Parker and Augusta Par
ker. Tenors Geo. Cramer, E S. Veatch,
W. L. Ireland, Geo. Birdseye.
Basses A. E. Voorhies, T. P.
Cramer, Fred Mensoh, H. S. Presootli,
Rev. Evan P. Hughes.
There was also a ohildreo' chorus
of some 20 voloea. This chorus .was
oo in posed of yonng girls whole voices
had a very pleasing qualtly in the few
numbers in which they participated.
The soloists were Mrs. Ireland, Mrs.
Walker, Miss AuguBta Parker, T. P.
Cramer, Geo. Cramer, A. E. Voorhies.
E. S. Veatch and W. L. Ireland. "AH
the solos were well and pleasingly
rendered aud the choruses wore sung
with spirit and unanimity. Among
the numbers especially pleasing were
the solos. "O Cartntil Fair," by MrsT
Ireland; "Peaoe Be to Thee" by Mrs.
Walker; the songs of Michal by Miss
AngtiHta Parker; the duet of David
and Jonathan,' "Since' First My
Soul" by Geo. ;Cramer aud E. ft
Veatch and the duet of Saul and Jona
than by T. P. Crauior and Mr.
Veatch. Among the finer choruses
were the double chorus "Manasseh
Sends Her Thousands" and the finale,
Hosauna. TV" J
The oautatawas given
directorship or a. O. Kluney ;to
U Lit! J
wnose inorougn training its suooese
is in a great measure due. MlTs
Ethel Palmer ably filled the offloeo!
The oantata was given for the bene
fit of the Y. P. S. O. E. and'tlieTjT
preoiaton of the audience was shown
by a liberal contribution to the collec
Time to Spray.
Prof. A. B. Cordley, of the Oregon
Agricultural Colleg. says this Is the
time to spray for oodlin moth. When
the fruit trees are in bloom irfhs
proper time to make your work oouut
Ten dart after tbe blossoms have fall
en it Is too late. For good results use
the following formula: Four ou noes
of arsenate soda, Vi ounces of aoedate
of lead. Dissolve in water io separate
bucket pour together and you hays
sufficient arsenate ot lead for 60 gal
lons of water, and all yon have to de
is to poor your arsenate Into tbe
water aud stir well '
..week we called
your attention to
were closing out at cost.
miss this salo.
If you are going to ubo
some extra fine DaDora
jConctrn la Southern Ortjoa.