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ROGUE RIVER COURIER. GRANTS PASS, OREGON. OCTOBER 12, .
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We are Stroug on Strong Boy's aod Girls' Shoes. Boys and girls
are hard on Shoes, io It taken thb strongest, toughest leather well put
together to stand the knocks. Our Red School House and Sieel
Shod Shoes for boys aud girls, made of the best calf with double
soles and quilted bottoms are the best wearing shoes made. Also high
top shoes for little men in all sizes.
ROGUE RIVER COURIER
GRANTS PASS, OREGON.
COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPER.
Published Every Friday.
One Year, in adTance,
Furnished on application at the office, or
Obituaries and resolutions of con
dolence will he charged for at 6c per line;
card of thanks 60o.
A. E. VOORHIES, Pkopr.
Entered at the post office at Grants Pssa,
Oregon, as second-class mail matter.
FRIDAY. OCTOBER 12. 1906.
TURAL HIGH SCHOOL
Maryland Commissioners Realize
Importance of Teaching Agri
culture In Public Schools.
The Baltimore Sun announces that
the commissioners of Cecil County,
Md., have decided to establish as
argionltural high school. It will be
open daring the Winter months for
students in the science of farming.
In line with that movement is another
of equal importance, which has for
its object the consolidation of several
districts and creating of central pub
lic schools for teaching argioulture.
For that purpose a route of onini
busses will be operated and pupils
taken to aud from school every day.
It Is argued that the publio schools
oan be conducted cheaper and with
better satisfatolon by centralizing the
Agriculture is the leading industry
of Maryland. Il is claimed that in
all but two ooun ties the farm workers
are far in the majority. Bat the
farming methods are not considered
np to date. The Sun slates that be
cause of the bad condition of farms
many young men are furred to seek
ooou'atinus elsewhere, students of
economic iuotious have given the
subject much atteutiou aud decided
that an agrioltaral education would
iuduce the young men to remain on
the f u run and cultivate the soil iu a
profitable manner. The plan will be
giveu a thorough test aud its results
be looked for with much anxiety by
The day has passed when any uiau
can sueccoed on the farm without
having a fair knowledge of the de
mands of the soil and ths various'
crops. Simply planting aud harvest
ing, regardless of the cost of labor and
loss of soil fertility, does uot ooniili- j
tnte the modern farmer. That work
was rceoiiuized as slipshod farming j
many years ago. Today the world of
competition preveuts marketing poor
fruits, giains and vegetables. The
farmer who adopts poor methods must
expect to remain a financially poor
man. He can not produce what the
consumers demand. And eveiy year
the restrictions on the sale of farm
products increase, so that only the
best can even be placed on the mar
kets. Modern agrionltnre is a science re
quiring the careful and studious con
sideration of the best educators in
the land. It represents too much in
ttie financial marts of the world to be
Iguored or placed in the tiauds of in
competent persons. Henrr Clews,
who is recognized a an authority on
the subject, estimates the harvests of
Vm as being worth 17,000,000,000,
or about oue-thlrd of the proceeds
from industrial development in the
United States. The manufacturing
and niiuing interests depending on
agriculture for food products are
increasing. With the advance in
those lines comes the increase in com
mercial circles. All most go to the
farmer for bread. That mau should
be the best informed of all his neigh
bors la the fields of industry. Seattle
GRANTS PASS CITY
Deputy City Attorney Blanchard
Points Out Way by Which Both
Laws May Be Observed.
The Grants Pass city elections in
years past have been a source of con
slderable confusion in regard to the
laws and what law shall be followed
This year we again have the difference
of opinion as to the law to be fol
lowed, some holding that we should
nominate by convention, as tirovided
by the present oity charter, while
others hold to the opinion that nnder
the existing laws the primary election
law mast be followed, there is, how
ever, a way oat of the difficulty as
pointed out by Deputy City Attorney
Blanchard in a lengthy opinion handed
to the city council at a' recent meeting,
reference to which was made . in the
Courier of last week.
We give below the substance of the
Section 6 of the state primary act
provides that the nomination of can
didates for municipal offices by the
political parties snbject to the pro
visions of this law shall be governed
by this law in all incorporated towns
and cities of this state having a popu
lation of 2000 and upwards, as shown
by the last preceding national or state
census. This law affects political
parties only, and that there are only
two political parties coming within
the purview of the direct primary act
these are the republican and demo
cratic parties, so that it is necessary
to give an opportunity to members of
these two political parties to nomi
nate candidates for city oftloes nnder
this act. However, Mr. Blanchard
says: "It is apparent without saying
that if after the auditor and police
judge have taken all preliminary
steps, suoh as posting notices of elect
ion, etc., and has thereby oom plied
fully with the requirements of the
state primary law np to the time
when petitions for nomination can no
longer be filed and none has been tiled
with him, and there can be no candi
dates of either political party peeking
nomination, then, of course, an elect
ion could not be held under this act
and would be an absurdity. " So
that if no petitions have been riled by
candidates under this act, the quest
ion arises as to whether or not candi
dates can be nominated by any other
method. A law would be unconsti
tutional that did not give to inde
pendent candidates or persons nomi
nated by an affiliation of voters, not
cf the diguity of a political party,
the right to have their names placed
upon the ballots. The state primary
act does not regulate this procedure,
aud therefore if no petitions are filed
under the state act iu this city we
must be governed by the provisions of
our local charter so far as the nomi
nation of other candidate ts con
cerned. Registration books have already
been opened for proceeding nnder the
state act, but that it is hoped by the
city officials that candidates will not
be thus nominated. If one person
should file a petition it would put the
city to a big expense in holding an
eleotion, for undoubtedly candidates
will be nouiiuated by the old method
set out in the charter, even if au
election is held under the state act
The city attorney at some length die
onuses the method by which percent
ages for petitions shall be regulated.
The difficulty in this respect has
arisen over the fact that four city
wards are embraced within three
oonnty precincts. This has not been
it seems from the report of the city
attorney, due to any fault of the city
officials, on the other band it seems
to have been caused by the neglect of
the county court, aod be calls atten
tion to Sec. 37(19 B. & C. Code, which
provides as follows: "It shall he the
duty of the County Court at the regu
lar term in November preceding th
general election to set off and estab
lifh precincts within the county, and
the lines thereof shall conform to es
tablished road and district bound
aries." He says. "I do cot believe
that a member of a political party
can be deprived of his right to present
a petition because it Is difficult to
ascertain the true vote. He might if
he chose take the vote case for con
gressman in the precinct of .the county
of which the city ward is a part, and
if a candidate for ward office base his
petition upon the vote of the ward
found if he so choose by deducting
from the total vote cast for congress
man in the district the entire number
of voters outside the ward precinct,
and still obtain two per cent of tbe
The substance of the opinion thus
far is that primary elections must be
held to give members of the demo
cratic and republican parties in this
city a chance to nominate candidates,
If no petitions are filed and even if
they are filed other candidates can be
nominated by an affiliation of voters,
or by independent petition ; that the
City of Grants Pass can nominate ac
oording to its charter provisions, and
that if no nominating petitions are
filed under the state act a big expense
will be saved the city.
Inasmuch as there is a charter being
drafted by a committee of the common
council, tbe question has ariseo as to
whether or not the charter to be pro
posed could totally ignore the state
primary act in the future and provide
a method of its own for the nomina
tion of candidates. The city attorney
has held that "The charter proposed
could not ignore the state primary
act aod under these constitutional
amendments fix its own procedure.
The fact that the legal voters of every
oity and town are granted power to
enact and amend their municipal
charter does not mean that we can
ignore constitutional laws passed by
tin general assembly or enacted by
the people. There are many limita
tions to the number of subjects upon
which a municipality may legislate
and the doing away with the state
primary law is one upon which this
city in my judgment cannot legislate.
It is not probable that the supreme
court of this state would hold that a
municipality nnder these amendments
oould legislate upon any subject that
they saw fib So it must follow that
until the legislature or the people
change the state primary law, its
provisions are and will be applicable
to nominations by political parties and
the auditor and police judge must
poet notices of such eleotion and give
to such parties an opportunity to
nominate candidates and this cannot
be changed by tbe electors of a
municipality." In other words the
oity attorney holds that a municipal
ity under the amendments to the con
stitution has no right to adopt a
charter in contravention of the state
primary law and he suggests that the
uhmicsioo of the charter be post
poned until next year when he thinks
the Btate law will have been changed
by the next session of the legislature
so as to exempt cities of the size of
Grants Pass from the operation of
the state primary law and in this
view ho is sustained by W. S. U'Reu,
one of the authors of the state priuiaiy
law, who suggests that cities have a
right to change their charters In con
travention of the state law, but says :
"Lawyers are not geuerally agreed
ou this point, and It seems to me it
would be much better to wait for
action by the legMature than to at
tempt municipal legislation which
would result in litigation. From j
expressions I have heard, I thiuk
there is no doubt that the legislature!
will amend the nominating election
law to that end. "
It wonld seem that if the charter as
proposed is submitted to the people
Btid the experse of publishing iu the Fm Charges of Theft
uewspapers and printing iu book form, Sacramento. Cal., Oct. 10 Oover
hns to be increased u. xt year by a BOr Pardee yesterday issued requlsl
new charter because of the proposed tlon papers for the return of Eugene
action of the legislature, this would I h. Norwood of San Bernardino
be a umttej which should be defer-ed county, who Is wanted in Vermont on
until after the meeting of the legisla- j . charge of embezzlement. Norwood
tur . , I 'he girrdlan of sn aged man and
At a special meeting of Ihe conucil ; fPpbie woman In his home town in
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i.., iun .n.ii.u cunrwr i iniiucu.
to the city attorney for examination.
The charier as it Is handed io
covers upwards of 100 pages of type
written matter, and It Is proposed to
shorten this considerably by leaving
out a great many details.
It is probable that some very neces
sary changes aud additions will be
made; that an entirely new and
different procedure will be outlined
for special assessments; that the
council will be given power in many
oases where it has been unable to act
in tbe past
The committee appointed by the
council to draft tbe charter consisted
of Messrs. L. B. Hall, Frank Fetscb
and F. W. Chants.
printing at the
FOR SALE Improvements consisting
of good house, barn, fencing on 6u
acres, tools, garden crop, etc , on
lt!0 acres unsurveyed land on Linipy
creek, for sale for $400. Iuquire
Samuel Hawkins. Wilderville. 9-14 4t
hops for sale. J.
FOR SALE New five-'oom hour.e
and two lots, fence and outbuild
ings, good residence ; corner Walnut
and Pine, No. 204, price tfiflO. M.
J. Young. P. O. box 178. 8-10 tf
OFFICE ROOM for rent Courier
buildine. Apply to A. E. Yoorhies
or J. W. Howard.
WANTED A steam boiler, 25 to
60 H. P. State price. Address Mt
Pitt Mining Co.. Grants Pass, Ore
WANTED Wood in
wagon aud carriage
work by J. M
to G. M. Cald-9-i2
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 Odessa wants loggers
and timber cutters to deliver 2,000,
000 feet of logs to mill by contract
before sdow flies; short haul, level
roads, one 4-horse team, two trucks,
chains, etc. furnished. Also left
hand 8-gang edger wanted. Write
or call at mill Odessa, Ore. 8 3 tf
LOST Nugget pin on the street last
week. Finder leave at this oflice
and receive reward. 10-12 2t
BOY'S COAT, 13-year-old size, grey
mixed, Earth's mark inside. Re
ward at Courier Oflice. 10-5 tf
EASTMAN KODAK, No. 3 with case
on Limpy creek bridge, September
30. Finder leave at Courier office.
10 5 2t
FOUND Overcoat, man's size.
Owner can have the same by prov
ing property. Call at the Courier
office. 10-5 tf
WANTED Salesmen. Many Make
$100 to $150 per month ; some even
more. Stock clean ; grown on Reser
vation, far from old orchards. Cash
advanced weekly. Choice of terri
tory. Address Washintgon Nursery
Company, Toppenish, Washington.
NURSE Flrstclasa nurse can be
found on L street, near 4th Mrs.
Alice Weiser. 9-21 4t
COOK wants situation, nine years
experience, Al references, small
place not wanted. Address "Cook"
Courier. 'TZ&H'Z 10 5 5t
TO TRADE A fine horse, of 1650
pounds, for sheen or goats. Address
P. O. Box 643, Grants Pass. 8-17 tf
ART SCHOOL of Grants Pass, room
6, Masonio Temple. Day classes in
painting in oil colors, water colors,
pastels, tapestry, etc, evening
classes Monday and ThorBday.
Drawing Free hand 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 yon WBnt yonr farm
sold, write me what you have and !
your price as soou as possible and I .
w 11 include it with my Fall lint
which will go to the printer Boon.
1 do uot demaud exclusive sale. W. i
L. Ireland. "The Real Estate
Man," Courier Building. 10-5 tf !
PIANO TUNING Leave orders at
the music store. D. F. Armstrong.
T. O. Horr, 107 O
FASHIONABLE Dressmaking, Child-
reus clothP a specialty. 114 cor.
Second and E street.
FRANK BURNETT-Upholsteriug, :
mission furniture made to order. !
Vermont snd wa entr-isted
rutiils to the amount of
When called upon to account for ths
sum he wes unable to do so
Made to Take Her Hat Of.
Boston, Mass., Out. 10. It took
tour ushers and the persuasive man
ager of the Colonial Theater to In
duce Mrs. KegKie Vanderbllt to tak
off her hat at the performance of
'Mile. Modiste" acre last night.
Powder K plosion Kills For Men
Tamaqua, Pa., Oct. 10. Four nil
were killed yesterday by an explostoi
at the Dupont Powder Company!
It part to advertise a nsefnl artinle. I
Nine times out of 10 there'll be1
boyer before the ink is dry. Try it. j
I ' - r ' il
Dutchess Trousers for Fall
We have thi- week received the complete
line f Trousers for Fall and Winter in those
nobby gray Stripes and Plaids. Some pat
terns are cut special, knee 21, 19 across the
6hoe. Call and see them.
Also SchloBs Clothing that can't be beat
for Style and Workmanship, regardless of
Prick $12.00 to $27.50.
Caterers to the neat dressers.
P. H, Harth & Son. Inc.
PAY YOUR. TAXES.
Notice is hereby given that all un
paid taxes will become delinquent on
October 1, 11K)6, and if not paid by
that time the property will be adver
tised and sold for taxes. This also
applies to property on which the first
half of tax has been paid, the re
maining half doe and payable before
that time. After this date an addi
tional 1 per cent penalty will be added
on the first day of each month, to
the costs. W. J. RUSSELL,
W, P. Bent'ey of San Francisco,
who has been a missionary in Shang
hai. China, siu'e 1800 will be in
Grants Pass Weduesday evening, Oo
tober 17th, and will speak at the
Christian Church. A cordial invita
tion is exteuded to all to hear him.
was a nnn of nerve, but sickness left
its mark and he be came egrd before
his time. Sickness is often caused by
a torpid liver Herbiue will rego late
your liver and give von health. Mrs.
Carrie Austin, Hcl!on. Kansas,
writes: "I consider Herbine the best
medicnie I ever heard of. I am never
without it " For sale by National
Drug Co. aud by Rotermund.
Never Before in the History of Grants Pass
Big' Display of Art Rugs
This is an opportunit for Grants Pass people to inspect the fin
est collection ORIENTAL RUGS. It will be of great interest to
the admirers of Oriental rugs, especially to those who wish the pur
chase of these handsome and durable floor coverings.
If yoo are really interested in tbe hand made art you will
find large assortments on exhibition at Thomas & O'Neill's furni
ture store by Atiyeh Bros., direct importers of Oriental Rugs, 394
Washintgon St., Portland, Ore. The firm is represented by N. &
Saleh who will remain in Grants Pass nntll Wednesday afternoon.
Buy tne gemt of the orient at reasonable figures. It ii well worth
the time to almost any person to examine the magnificent pieces
whether or not contemplating a purchase.
Rush and Purchase First Choice
Rugs will be sent to yonr home on approval as many as yon
wish. Then piok out yonr choice.
If yon want yonr farm sold, write
me what you have and your price as
soon as possible aud I will include it
with my Fall list which will go to
the printer soon. I do not demand
exclusive sale. W. L. Ireland, "The
Real Estate Man, " Courier Building.
City Treasurer's Notice.
There are funds in" tbe oity treasury
to redeem all outstanding warrants
protested to February 1st. 1904. In
terest on same will cease after this
Dated at Grants Pass, 'OreROn,
September 15, 190fl.
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