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GRANTS PASS. JOSBPHINB COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1906.
r! TRUANT LAW FOR
J.1. SCHOOL CHILDREN
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; 3 , School Board Will Enfni-r Prn.
visions of Law Recently
The school board for District No. 7
v held its regular monthly meeting at
. the office of Clerk C E. Maybee on
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the trnant law recnntlr nmuHwil hv
The state lesrislatore. rnnrdincr t.ha
employment or cniiaren ol school aire,
and the compulsory attendance In
school of children of snob age. We
quote from the law as follows :
An act to amend an act entitled an
act regulating the employment of
child labor, and for the attendance of
children at school, etc.
Section 9. No child under 14 years
of age shall be employed in any factory,
store, workshop, in or abont any mine,
or in the telegraph, telephone, or
poblic messenger service.
Sec 8. No child noder the age of
14 years shall be employed in any
work, or labor of any form, for wages
or other compensation to whomsoever
payable, during the boon when the
public school of the town, district or
city in which he or she resides are in
Sec. 4. Attendance at sohool shall
j I M compulsory apoo all children be
i ' tween the ages of eight and 14 years
in all cities, towns and villages of the
tate of Oregon daring the whole of
the school term in the city, town or
village in which the child resides,
and upon all children in sncb city,
towns and villages between the ages
of 14 and 16 who are not employed
in some lawful work.
Seo. 6. No obild under 16 years of
age shall be employed, permitted or
suffered to work in any employment
enumerated in section 2, unless the
person or corporation employing bim
f prooures and keeps on file and accessi
ble to the sohool authorities of the dis
trict where such child resides, and to
the police and board of inspectors of
child labor an age and sobooling oer
tificate as hereinafter prescribed, and
keep a complete list of all such children
Sec. 11. Any person or corporation
who shall employ a minor contrary to
the provisions of this act, or who
shall violate any of the provisions
thereof, shall be gnilty of misde
meanor and upon conviction shall be
fined in a sum not less than f 10 nor
more than $35 for the first offense,
nor less than $26 nor more than $50
for the second offense, and be im
prisoned for not lesB tfiau 10 nor more
than 30 days for the third and each
Seo. 12. Any parent or guardian
who shall violate any of the provis
ions of this act or allow any child
nnder their custody or control to be
employed contrary to the provisions
of this act shall be guilty of a misde
meanor, and npon conviction thereof
shall be fined not less than $5 and not
' ' more than $25.
It is the purpose of the school board
to rigorously enforce the provisions
of this and other laws bearing npon
non-attendance and traanoy. For this
purpose a "truant officer" will be
employed who will daily look into
f each case of absence not satisfactorily
explained to the teacher or superin
tendent, as well as the non-attendance
of all children of school age. Parents
and others contributing to the "de
linquenoy" of 'children are also pun-
lahnhln tiT heavv One. as tne lollow-
'tng section of the Aotof 1905, page 298,.
Sec. 1. In all cases where any child
snail be a delinquent child or
Juvenile delinquent person as defined
by any statute of this state, the
parent or parents, legal guardian,
or person having the custody of snob
child, or any other person, responsible
for, or by any act encouragiog, caus
ing or contributing to the delinquency
of such child, shall be guilty of a
misdemeanor, and upon trial and con
viction thereof shall be fined in a sum
not to excejfl $1000, or imprisoned in
the county jail for a period not ex
ceeding one year, or by both suoh fine
and Imprisonment. The court may
impose conditions npon any person
found guilty under this act, and so
long as this person shall comply there
with to the satisfaction of the court,
the sentence imposed may be sus
pended. It was necessary for the school
board to again rent buildings where
overflow schools may be held until
suoh time as the new sooth school
will be ready for occupancy, which
will probably be about Thanksgiving
time. The buildings rented are the
Moss building on E street, the Booth
and the Alioe Rogers buildings on Y
street between Fourth and Fifth.
A petition signed by about 20 bop
growers and others asking the post
ponement of school opening until
September 17, on account of the
scarcity of hop pickers, was presented
but no action was taken.
Improvements to school buildings
were reported as follows: New
plumbing in the East sohool, and in
the Central sohool the removal of the
partition between the two rooms on
the second floor in the east wing,
making one large room for the high
school students and for assembly pur
poses. The following assignment of
grades has been made :
City Superintendent, Prof. R. R.
Principal, A. E. Harrison.
Assistant Prinoipal, Miss Nona
Assistant Principal, Miss Ada E.
Central Building. '
Eighth grade, Miss Olga Olson.
, Eighth grade assistant, Miss Ethel
E. Jonereau, also special studies.
Seventh grade, Miss Minnie Tuffs.
Seventh grade, Miss Ernine Bath-
Sixth grade, Miss Emily A. Bodeny.
Fifth grade, Mrs. Bessie Merritt.
Sixth grade, J. A. Bish.
Fifth grade, Miss Blanche Crane.
Fonrtb grade, Miss Alioe M. Horton.
Third grade, MiBs Nellie Eaton.
Second grade. Miss Lillian Peck. .
First grade, Miss Anna Thompson.
Third grade, Miss Azella Mulkey.
Second grade, Mrs. Mollie Belding.
First grade, Miss Maude Kelly.
Fourth grade, Miss Lucie George
and Miss Nellie Bemant.
Fifth grade. Juliete V. F. Par-
For Fire Insurance
The O. F. R. A. of McMinnvilie
are the cheapest and have 12 years
standing without a peer in Oregon
for settling fire losses. That tells the
tale. Don't be deceived by other
agents who have selfish motives. In
no event will it cost you more than
the standard stock companies charge
per annum. H. B. HENDRICKS,
Agt Grants Pass, Ore. 7-27 tf
Claude Williams and Claude Trim
ble returned last Friday from ajvery
successful hunting trip at West fork.
Ciande Williams left this Wednesday
for Eugene, where he will -spend the
Rent Houses t
W. . IRELAND.
650 Real Estate Man
Ground Floor, Courier Bldg
FOUND NO CHANGES
IN HIS OLD HOME
Oranta Pase Citizen Visits Hie
Birthple.ce After Absence
of 50 Years, '
J. K. Pigney has returned to Grants
Pass after an absence of three months,
during which time he visited in Mon
treal and made a trip to Europe
spendiug five weeks in England and a
week each in Sootlsnd and Ireland.
It has been 60 years sinoe Mi. Pigney
left his boyhood home in the North of
England and since that time there
have been no changes in the little
town of 500, except in the inhabi
tants, there being a new generation,
the children occupying the homes of
their parents who were obildren in Mr.
Pigneys' boyhood. Of all his old
childhood friends there are left but
eight whom he could locate. He' has
two sisters living there, girls of 8 and
16 years when he left England. Now
the younger one is a grandmother
with 30 living grandchildren. '
In the home town, he says, two
buildings have been torn down and
other buildings erected, and two
other boiidings were torn down and
the lot left vacant. These are the
only ohanges in the town for the past
50 years. At Penrets, County of
Cumberland, a city of 100,000, he
could see no change exoept a new
depot In Liverpool and London and
the manufacturing and mining towns
there are of course great changes and
the progressive spirit - is very ap
parent. Mr. Pigney 's sisters thought be bad
oome to England to tpend bis remain
ing years, but be says he would cot
go there to live for any amount
OIL IS STRUCK
EAST OF MEDF0RD
An Irrigating Welt on the Miller
Ple.ce Develops Into Good
. Oil Prospect.
Oil has been Btrock on the place of
G. Miller in East Medford. Mr.
Miller owns three acres of land in this
section which he has planted to or
chard and strawberries. On this plaoe
is a well of water and Mr. Miller
was having an electric pomp installed
recently for irrigating purposes. The
pump could not be made to woik uad
on investigation it was foond that
there were several feet of oil in the
water, which, when tested was found
to born readily. When Mr. and Mrs.
Miller first came to this place the taste
of oil in the water was very strong
but after oontinued use the taite be
came less noticeable, bnt there was
always a light oily, scum on the sur
face of water taken from the well and
to anyone drinking the water for the
first time the presence of oil was
Besides owning the three acres on
which the well is situated, Mr. Mil
ler, with eight other men, has a lease
on the surrounding land adjacent to
this section and they also own a
valuable coal mine. Should this oil
strike prove permanent as there is
every indication of it doing, it will
realize a neat sum for the possessor and
be a splendid advertisement for South
Calhoun's Nugget Weighed $S.75 I
The gold nugget guessing contest
carried on by the Geo. S. Calhoun
Co., olosed Monday, when the nugget
was awarded to G. W. Wentoer, bis
guess being $8.75, which was the
exact weight of the nugget Tbe
second nearest guess was S8. 80 made
by L. W. Richardson, of the Richard
son confectionery store and tho third
nearest guess was $8.30 made by J. W.
Light of Lelaod. Mr. Calboon is one
of our most up-to-date' business men
and re conceived this novel wav of
advertising the nugget hat, carried by
bis establishment by giving each pur
chaser of a Nugget hat, a guess on the
weight of a gold nugget placed in a
jar of water, the one guessing nearest,
to receive nngget By placing the
nugget in the water made it appear
somewhat misleading, as the fr
magnified it causing it to appear
much larger than it really was.
Beet Equipped Blacksmith Shop
in Southern Oregon.
One of tbe most up-to-date shops in
Southern Oregon is tbe blacksmith
shop of James Trimble on I street,
and Mr Trimble has recently added
new machinery and equipment that
places bis stiop on a par with any
blacksmith shop betweu Portland
and Sacramento. One of the latest
additions is a trip hammer, which is
run by electric power and is very
simple in its operation, it being neo
essary only to press a lever with the
foot and the massive hammer pounds
away with a force that does the work.
at one heating of the iron, that it
would reqo ire five men to do. It can
also be regulated by a very slight
pressure on the lever so that the
blows of 'the hammer oan be made
very light wheu lighter wore is de
Mr. Trimble has also installed a
new blower, whioh is a big improve
ment over the old ones usually found
in blacksmi th shops. This blowor 1
run by eleo trio power, as also the
drills and other machinery. By the
addition of this new and nn-tn-cUt
machinery and the nse of electric
power instead of the old, tiresome
band power, the work of the ahnn
bas been simplified to such a degree
that Mr. Trimble is able to perform
the duties of the shop with much less
help and in a shorter time than for
merly and his work is first-class and
up-to-date in every respect.
Furniture, Carpets, Lace Curtains and Portiere, Mat
tresses, Pillows. Cots Mirrors Linoleums, Win
dow Shades, Pictures and Picture Mould
ing, Clocks, Wall Paper, and Trunks.
THOMAS & O'NEiILL
HOMES FURNISHED COMPLETE
Housefurnishing is our bus
iness, it's a specialty with us,
w know how and buy accord
ingly, everything for the house.
A visit to our store, the larg
est in Southern Oregon, will
WOOD BEDS, 6ft high,
full size, with neat carvings,
Regular $5.75, this week
$3. 75. Iron and Brass beds
from $39 down to cheapest
ERS best char
coal tin, heavy
Other offerings in tinware
just as interesting
Asbestos Mats saves
iood and dishes
Stove brustes bristles for 15c,
a fine brush for a little price
Lunch Baskets 10c
to 60c hard wood
metal bound bush
el picking baskets,
Tumblers, Blown Flint
glass nicely engraved, a
uece assortment to
choose from 45c a set
Syrup pitchers, more
fMnew patterns both plain
)J i j -
Window shades if
you want something
special in shades, let
us bgure on your
One only of those LEONARD REFRIGATORS left it goes at cost who gets it?
More new'Vases in. Baby Go-carts cheap this week.
Thomas & O'Neill
GRANTS PASS PEARS
SELL FOR $2.26 BOX
Fruit Growers Union Receive Rt
turns From Initial
The car ' of Bartlatt pears that the
Grants Pass Frnit Growers Union
sent to Rae & Hatfield of New York,
was sold promptly at $3.26 a box.
Uwlng to the high refrigerator oar
and freight charges, the former being
higher than i was astloipated, the car
will net the Union $1.15 a box. In
a letter Rae & Hatfield complimented
the quality of the pears bnt said the
packing was not op to the standard,
one of the faults being that some of
the boxes were too flat and the Dears
became lose in the box and the boxes
This though is the highest Dries
ever received in Josephine county for
pears and is a fine Indorsement for the
Union, in view of the fact that thm
orchafdists wonld not ship with the
Union and sold their pears to Port
land house for 60 oents a bos. whioh
netted them about 50 cent on each J
feCf5$ This wardrobe
$9.95 for $7.50.
Our lines ol Bed
and best construction all prices.
This fine patent
dairy pail extra
heavy usualy 85
cents, for 45c.
Plenty of others
Vegetable Brushes, a great la
bor saveronly 5c, worth double
A big reduction on Framed Pic
tures this week. Let us frame
your pictures, you will be pleas
ed at our prices.
Headquarters For Economic
box. Had the bearing pear trees la.
this county been properly cultivated.
pruned and sprayed there would have
been fully eight oars' of floe Bartletta
for Eastern shipment instead of one
oar. Now that the farmers are cer
tain of securing through the Union
protfiable prices for their pears here
after, tbey will take good care of -their
trees and not allow thousands of
boxes of fine, large Bartletts and
other pears to be ruined by the soale
and otber peats.
On Labor Day, Monday. September
3, a rock drilling contest took plaoe at
the A. A. C. grounds at 2:30 p. m.
The contestants were Brlnokerboff and
Harrington and was won by the
former, he drilling 8fi)tf inches in IS
minutes, while. Harrington drilled
29g inches in the same time. Con
siderable interest was manifest in this
contest, although the attendance was
not so large as was expected. The
drilling was a single banded, straight
away contest for a stake of $500, $250
The Classified Ad columns of the
Courier contain many items which
will be of interest to you and yoa
should make it a Doint to read them
each Week. '
Stoves and Ranges, Granlteware, Agateware, Tinware
Wooden ware, Wllloware, Crockery, Glassware,
Lamps, Cutlery Fancy China, Baby
Carriages and Go-Carts,
MONEY BACK IF YOU
WANT IT-Could you pos
sibly ask more. An inspection
of our stock is an object lesson
to any Housekeeper. We are
pleased to see you
closet in gol
Lounges and Couches are un
surpassed for genuine worth, choice coverings
Heavy ixxx tin
pails usually 45c,
for 35c, pails like
Granite Preserve Kettles 25c to 60c
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1'reserv f """ lTJ
25c to 60c big line
anecessity in a
Goblets Choice fig
ured patterns, 45c set
bait Boxes A verv
convenient kitchen nec
tains, a good stretcher is nec
essary $2.00 $2.75 $3.50