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ROGUE RIVER COURIER. GRANTS PASS, OREGON. OCTOBER 5, 190b.
We are Strong on Strong Boy's and Girls' Shoes. Boys and girls
are hard on Shoes, so It taken the strongest, toogheBt leather well put
together to Btand the knocks. Our Red School House and Sleel
Shod Shoes for boys and girls, made of the best calf with donble
soles and quilted bottoms are the best wearing shoes made. Also high
top shoes for little men in all sizes.
ROGUE RIVER COURIER
GRANTS PA88, OREGON.
COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPER.
Published Every Friday.
One Year, In advance,
81 1 Months,
Furnished on application at the office, or
Obituaries and resolutions of con
dolence will be charged for at 60 per line;
card of thank SOo.
A. E. VOORHIES, Prope.
KnUsred at the pout office at Grants Psas,
Oreiton, a seoond-
i-clasi mall matter.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 190rt.
Water on the Ltxnd Would Malte
Flrtlle Fields Where Now
Are Barren Welles.
Editor Courier :
It was a beautiful day in Septem
ber, one of those days which in Ore
gon gives a sense of the matchless
glory of Autumu, that my friend
Harili made me his guest for a drive
down the great valley of the Rogue
below Grunts Pass. 1 his geutleman
Is a well known businets man of the
town, a man who has had no small
share in the development of its best
life and progress for many years. He
both entertained and instructed Hie.
After leaving the town our course
was to the right at many points close
skirting the foothills, while en
circling us ou every hand nud back of
the foothills towered the greater, even
"the ever lusting mouutalns," and the
wonderful Valley of the Rogue to the
left of our way, iu wide expause and
smilingly interminable lent th, was be
foro us. Our way at many points lay
through the wood and the air seemed
athrill with bird song the rabbit and
the squirrel disported themselves ou
every hand while back in the denser
wood gated that timid selitinel, the
Our Itinerary embraced several of
the hopyards where we were court
eously received and found busy
workers for the God of harvest had
called his servmits and there must bo
diligence to secure his bounty, yet s
we paused by the village of tents, we
found laughter and song all about,
happy faces aud willing bauds.
The wide acreage of fruit iu great
variety is better secu than doserilied, as
isalso the melons and other products of ;
the farm. As we talked by tint way 1 .
aid to my friend, "Why is it, in
view of the tHNihilities here cou- j
ditions of soil aud climate, that good i
roads aro so slow in coining. We
surely must have these or emigra
tion will not set this wsy, and that
is the crying need now." "Yes,"
he replied, "we waut Isdter roads,
for they would prove a great factor ia
the grow th we all desire but we must
have irrigation first. Hut onto the
now arid lands all about us water, and
we can have it iu abundance from
yonder splendid river, aud this whole
region will bloom as the rose,
people would pour iu and this would
become God's country; all for a com
paratively small tax laid on the proper
ty of our town, aud the adjacent lauds,
or it could be "taken up by private
enterprise aud be made a paying in
vestment through rentals." 1 thought
my friend had struck the right chord
aud that Grauts Pass should get into
line for the realisation of an enter
prise which, could it obtain, would
bring great things to this section and
Its people, Let irrigtioube our
shlbbolrth and let us all work for it
But how work for it? I would say
first of all, through the creation of
public sentiment favorable to the
enterprise. There is no class nor con
dition of onr people who are not
vitally interested in this matter and
we could talk it on the street or in the
homes of neighbors and friends, dis
cussion always means education and
when this has had full play, let there
be a meeting of the oltizens called to
openly consider it. Let ideas become
sonorete and in that way a leverage
would be found
Does any good
proper size were
sect the Rogue
East of Grants
for the movement,
buisness man or real
doubt if a ditch of
constructed to inter
River a few miles
Pass say Savage
Rapids or some
other point and the
water carried to that part of the towu
north of the track within the limits
of gravity thence to be distributed
through the town and onto the great
areas below, north of the river, also a
similar ditch or one adequate to sup
ply the territory on the south 'side,
would enhance the value of real es
tate from one-fourth to one-half the
present value. Should you think this
too great a tax on our resources to
make the enterprise all our own and if
that view were to prevail, it would be
within our reach still, for there are
great aggregations of capital on every
hand awaiting profitable investment
and if there proved! to be a demand
for the water that would warrant the
outlay, private enterprise might take
it np. I do not undertake to instruct
in this matter, but am confident, if
we will bnt discuss it, a way will
appear. No man can fail to see
what Buch an enterprise, if well car
ried out. would do for Grauts Pass
and the surrounding country. It
would give to us all that my friend
suggested rf prosperity, derived from
largely increased settlement, better
roads, green fields where are now
arid wastes aud poss'bilitirs for
larger growth, on all lines.
R. H. LEE.
C. O. Beckman Is Returned
to the Grunts Pass
Following are the appointments
made by lthe Methoriixt Episcopal
conference held at Portland last week:
M. C. Wire, "presiding elder; resi
dence and address, Eugene, Oregon
Ashland, E. K. Zimmerman.
Brownsville, T. L. Jones.
Canyouville, to lie supplied.
Central Point, J. M. Sweeney.
Coburg and Crawford-ville, J. H.
Coquille and Bandon, George Ellis.
Cottage Grove, J. L. Beatty.
Crcswell, J.I. Stratford,
Drain, J. H. Van Kosien.
F.lkton, W. R Pepper.
Eugene, D. It. Trimble.
Gardiner, W. S. Gordon.
Grants Pass, C. O. Beckman.
Halsoy and llarristiiirg, George
Jacksonville, to be supplied.
Juuctiou City, F. 8. Clemo.
Loraue, to be supplied.
Marshfleld, W. R. F. Browne.
Medford W. C. Renter.
Monroe, to be supplied.
Myrtle Creek, to be supplied.
Myrtle Point, W. F. Rogers. ' 2
North Bend, to lie supplied.
Roseburg, A. P. Boyd.
Shedds. IX L. Fie.Un.
Springfield. W. M. Erksioe.
Ten Mile, to bs supplied.
Weudling. to be supplied.
Wilbur, a A. Bristol.
Wildervllle aud 'Althouse, to be
Wild wood, to lie supplied.
KLAMATH' MISSION DISTRICT.
R. K.2 Duulap," presiding elder
Elamatb Falls, Ore.
Bonanza, to be supplied.
Fort Elamatb, to be supplied.
Fort Bidwell, to be supplied.
Elamatb Falls, H. L. Grafloos.
Elamatb Indian Mission, to be sup
plied. Lakeview, Ari J. Armstrong.
Merrill, to be supplied.
New Pine Creek, to be supplied.
Paislev, to be supplied.
,Picard, to be supplied.
Harhlnrrr Sow Miien Much Work
the Dairy Farm.
The success of the milking machine
completes the cycle of labor saving ap
paratus ou the dairy farm. One may
now plow the land with a riding sulky
plow drawn by horses or n traction
motor, rework it with u riding harrow,
put Iu the cam seed with a riding
planter, do much of the cultivating
with a machine upon which he rides,
drawn by horses, and cut the silage
corn with a horse harvester. The bun
dles or stalks must lie lifted by band
upon the low down waon, hauled to
the silo and fed Into a cutter operated
by 11 g is dine engine. This cuts stains
and cars Into pieces, say. a quarter of
an Inch long, which are conveyed up in
to the silo by an autonuitic carrier.
Ilnrlnir and Klin ice Apparatus.
Hay is likewise cut, harvested and
baled by machinery. Then for feeding
the silage is shoveled Into a tank that
runs upon an overhead track in front
of the cows, and a suitable feed is
deposited In front of each cow. Hay is
brought from the bay to the cow
stable by au adaptation of the horse
fork. The milking machine has done
away with the drudgery of that
operation. The machine is washed by
power, and milk cans und pails are
sterilized with a steam Jet after being
perfivtly cleaned by the Improved
washing powder In the water.
Handling Bedding- and Manure.
The bedding used for cows is run
through u power cutter so that it Is One
and absorbs all the urine. The cow's
droppings nud soaked bedding ore
shoveled Into a tank or carrier that Is
lowered to the floor while being filled,
then rises to its track above and runs di
rect to the manure spreader, into which
the contents are automatically dumped.
Horses haul the spreader to the field,
and the manure Is at once applied.
If It is necessary to stack the hay in
the Held It should be protected In some
wny from the rain and snow. A good
method s suggested by Kimball's
Dairy Farmer, as follows: Take three
small wires aud weave Into them slats
about eight Inches wide aud four feet
long. These ure placed about two feet
apart. The length of the frame will
depend entirely upon the height of the
stack. It should he large enough to
cover the top of the stack well and
keep the hay from being blown off. If
you wish to Improve ou this tack tarred
,'elt rooting paper to the slats. This
jives you a practically tight roof over
Dairy Talk of Today
A successful Ohio dalrywomau says:
"I think there is no other branch of
farming where brains count for so
much as iu dairying. There are great 1
poKsiliilltioK for till- dairyman of to- !
day If he will only apply the rlht j
principles In breeding, feeding and i
care of the dairy cow."
iet the lleat. i
After raising iki calves iu twenty-
six year I Hud myself learning some i
new things every year, also learning '
some old lessons over and over. One j
lesson I dj not forget is that the
mother and the sire must botU be the i
best we can get, either by raising or ,
buying, of the same breed aud noted !
for their constitutional vigor, which Is '
the chief cornerstone of success. Mas- j
sacliusetts 1 inlryimin. !
i tilt Front.
The iinpi-o.irres.-h e dairyman falls to j
realize that tlio d.iiry v;irld not only
"do move." but Is rapidly advancing. 1
Perhaps he Im one of the best of tlie
old sell, iid. yet is ;;t Hie t:r.r end of the
procession of iii.i.leni Improvement, j
whereas If lie would get out ninoirr '
the alert ilairj men of t!u present and
Imbibe the newer I !,'.;s h, in! ;ht ue
easily a leader In the fvout of in xleni j
dairy pr.i.iv-s.- IV .Ir. ,
I nlrorm 5:i;:Mty In 'hMse.
The ipie-ti n of 1: v , o ii.iiu a
clean, i;:ild favored chee e :i!l the t'.'.ie
Is one of t'u e t i;. .',)v. ,.'.t c.iC-!
orations in sol.; the p;'ile::i of "ci
ting the people t i t l:i ve r'i,'."c.
Tlir VU-lrir l.t.-Mm-.
Now that th mlluiii : la.uliiue a.
pears to a:i assured sr.eivs-i it r.l.
a new fac cjhiu the whole li.isl:iov
Any man 1'it.iiilkir with livestock grow- i
lug is five to a.lr.i'.t that In no Hue ot 1
stock handling Is there so good uu op- j
portuuity for money making as that
of dalrylir;, the s;rlons objections to j
It iH'lug Its everlasting "tVi days a year j
Job. There Is no let up, we may say. 1
night or day. Sabbaths or holidays, j
All means hard aud persistent wor!; .
iu the dairy. Hut when you come to
think of it, what kind of work can yon '
engage in and make money at it that :
Is not an everlasting Job without let
up, year and year out? As we said
liefore, now that the milking machiue
ia proving a success the great bugbear
of keeplug milkers ou the farm is U-1
lug removed, aud the farm Itself can ,
take heart agnlu. Home aud Farm.
printing at the
FOR JALE Impiovement8 consisting
of good houte, bain, fencing ou 611
acres, tools, garden crop, etc . on
ICO acres unfurveyed land on Limpy
creek, for sale for 400. Inquire
Samuel Hakin.Wilderville. 9-14 4t
hogs for Bale. J.
. H. Robinson.
FOR SALE New five-'oom house
and two lots, fence ann outbuild
ings, good residence ; corner Walnut
and Pine, No. 204, price iii"0. M.
J. Young, P O. box 178. 8-10 tf
OFFICE ROOM for rent Cooricr
building. Apply to A. E. Voorhies
or J. W. Howard.: T 8-3 tf
WANTED Wood in
wagon aud carriage
wont by J. M.
to G. M. Cald-9-is3
WANTED Grain Sacks, Tools and
other second-hand goods. Harrison
Bros., Second hand-store, corner
Sixth and J streets. 2-9 tf
C. L. JNOEL of Odefa wants loggers
aud timber cutters to deliver 2,000,
000 feet of logs to mill by contract
before snow flies; short haul, level
roads, one 4-horee tean, two trucks,
chains, etc. furnished. Also left
band 3-gang edger wanted. Write
or call at mill Odessa, Ore. 8 8 tf
BOY'S COAT. 13-year-old fize, grey
mixed, Harth'a mark inside. Re
ward at Courier Ollioe. 10-5 tf
EASTMAN EODAK, No. 8 with caie
on Limpy creek bridge, September
80. Finder have at Courier office.
10 5 2t
Owner can have the
ing property. Call
fame by prov
at the Courier
WANTED Salesmen. 'Many Make
f 100 to 1150 per month ; some even
more Stock clean ; grown on Reser
vation, far from old orchards. Cash
advanced weeklv. Choice' of terri
tory. Address Washintgon Nursery
Company, Toppenish, Washington.
- 9-2H tf
NURSE Firstclasa nurse can be
found on L street, near 4th Mrs.
" Alice Weiser. 9-21 4t
COOK wants situation, nine years
experience, At references, small
place not wanted. Address "Cook"
Courier.' 10-H 5t
TO TRADE A fine horse, of 1C50
pounds, for sheep or goats. Address
P. O. Box 643, Grants Pass. 8-17 tf
ART SCHOOL of Grants Pass, room
5, rMasonio TeinpK Day classes in I
painting in oil colors, water colors,
pHBtels, tapestry, etc, evening
classes Monday and Thursday.
Drawing Free band and mechan
ical, architecture, perspective, etc
Call at Studio for particulars all day
Saturday or Monday, or Thursday
evenings. Prof. Geo. O'Brien.
FARMERS! If you went your farm
sold, write me what yon have and
your price as soon as possible and I
w II include it with my Fall list
which will go to the printer soon.
I do not demand exclu-ive tale. W.
L. Ireland, "The Real Estate
Man," Courier Buildiug. 10-5 tf
PIANO TUNING Leave orders at
the music Btore. D. F. Armstrong.
T. C. Horr, 107 C
FASHIONABLE Dressmaking, Child
ri us clothes a sperialty. 114 oor.
Second and E street. 10-5 2t
mission furniture made to order.
City Treasurer's Nolicn.
There are funds in" the city treasury
to redeem all intstauding warrants
protested to February 1st, 1904. In
terest on same will cease after this
Dated Bt Grants Pass, Oregon,
September 15, IDOtl.
COL. V. JOHNSON,
PAY YOVR. TAXES.
Notice is hereby giveu that all uu- j
paid taxe4 will become delinquent on
October 1, 1SH1C, aud if not paid by i
that timo the property will lie adver-!
tied aud sold for taxes. This also
applies to property ou which the first ,
half of tax has been paid, the re
rtsiniug half due and payable before '
that time. After this date an addi-1
tional 1 per ceut penalty will be added;
on the first day ot each month, to
the costs. W. J. RUSSELL,
BOARD OF EQUALIZATION.
The Board of Equalization for'
Josephine Couuty, Oregon, will meet
at the office of the County Clerk, Mon
day, October 8. 1908, at 9 o'clock A.
M., and will remain in session'each
successive day for one week. All
parties interested are requested to
appear and examine their assessments
for the year 190 and havefill errors
corrected if any there be, as no cor
rections can be made after the ad
journment of said board.
W. H. FALLLV.
Assessor of Josephine Countv, Ore.
Grants Pans, Ore., Sept. 13, 190fl.
Dutchess Trousers for Fall
We have thi week received the complete
line of Trousers for Fall and Winter in those
nobby gray Stripes and Plaids. Some pat
tern? are cut special, knee 21, 19 across the
shoe. Call and see them.
Als Schloss Clothing that can't be beat
for Style and Workmanship,
Prick $12.00 to $27.50.
Caterers to the neat dressers.
P. H Harth
Is via Puget Sound, any direct line to
Minneapolis and St. Paul, then over
the Burlington's picturesque Missis
sippi River Scenic Line to Chicago or
There is no better summer route,
no matter where you are going east.
Information as to rates, routes, points of interest, etc ,
will be given free of charge by
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