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GRANTS PASS. JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1906.
FOREST RESERVE LANDS
SUBJECT TO SETTLEMENT
Interior Department Ueuea Rule
Governing Entry of Agri
The following are the roles govern
ing the entry of agricultural lands in
- 1. Both surveyed and nnsurveyed
lands within forest reserves which are
chiefly valuable for agriculture and
not needed for public use may, from
time to time, be examined, classiBed
and liBted nnder the supervision of
t .1. - A m . .. .
? t".'B0rg"ry or agriculture, and lists
thereof "will be filed" by hibf with the
serectary of the interior, who will
J1 1 1 11 . . . a -
iubo aeciare me ustea lands subject to
-settlement and entry.
3. Any person desiring to enter auy
unlisted lands of this character should
present an application for their ex
amination, classification, and listing
to "The Forester, Washington, D.
I, in the manner prescribed by
regulations issued by the agricultural
3. When any lands have been de
clared subject to entry onder this act
the land office for the district in
which they are located will be for
aished with a list thereof, and the
register and receiver will immedi
ately, upon receipt of each list, file
it in their office, and at the same
time issue ootioet of snob filing and
name therein the 61st day after the
day on which the list is filed by them
as the date on which the lands listed
therein will be open to settlement and
entry under the homestead laws.
4. Yon will keep a copy of the
notice of the filing of each list promi
mently posted in your office during the
4)0 days following such filing, and also
publish a copy of the notices daring
that period for not less than four
weeks in a newspaper of general cirou
lation published io each county in
which any of the lands are located,
and if there be no newspaper pub
lished in such county you will publish
the notice in a newspaper of general
circulation published nearest the land.
m a. The cost of publishing the
notios mentioned iu the preceding
paragraph will not be pa'd by the re
ceiver, but the publisher's vouchers
therefore, in duplicate;1 should be for
warded through your office to this
office, aooompanied by a duly exe
cuted proof of publication.
6. In addition to the publication
and post iug, above provided for, you
will, ' on the""'day'""tbe list is filed in
youroffice,mail a copy of the notice
to any person known to you to be
claiming a preferred right of entry as
a settler on auy of the lands described
therein, and also at the same time
mail a oopy of the notice to the per
son on whose application the lands
embraced in the list were examined
and listed and advise each of them of
tjjejr preferred light to make entry
prior to the expiration of f8 days from
the date upon which the lut is filed.
7. ' Any person qualified to make a
homestead entry, who, prior to Jan
uary J, ishw, occupied and in good
faith claimed any lands listed onder
this act for agricultural purposes, and
-who has not abandoned the same, hat
a preferred right to enter such conti
guous tracts covered by his settlement
as will not exceed 160 acres in area and
not exoeed one mile in length, at any
time within 60 days from the date
upon which the list of such lands was
filed in your office.
8. The ract tnat a settler named in
"' preceding paragraph has already
k korcised or lost his homestead right
'will not prevent blm from making
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entry of the lands settled upon it be is
otherwise qualified to make entry, but
be can not obtain patent until he has
complied with all of the requirements
of the homestead law at to residence
and cultivation and paid $2 80 per
acre for the lnd entered by him.
9. The person upon whose appli
cation any land is listed under this
act has, if be is qualified to make
entry onder the homestead laws, the
preferred right to enter such conti
guous tracts listed npon his applica
tion as rill not eiccei 160 acres in
area and not exoeed one mile in
length, at any time within 60dajs
from the date on which the list em
bracing such lands was filed in your
office but bis entry will be made sub
ject to the right of any settler on such
lands who makes entry within 60 days
from the filing of the list in your
10. When an entry embraces onsru-
veyed lands, or embraces a tract which
forms a fractional part of a quarter
section (40 acres), or embraces a frac
tional part of a lotted subdivision of
a surveyed section, the entryman
must cause such nnsurveyed lands of
such fractional parts to be surveyed
by or under tbe direction of the
United States surveyor-genera! at
some time before he applies to make
final proof; but when all of any plat
ted subdivision of a surveyed . section
is embraced in bis entry be will not
be required to resurvey such techni
cal legal subdivision. ' j
11. The commutation provisions of
the homestead -laws do not ' apply to
entries made under this act, but all
entrymen must make final proof of
residence and cultivation within the
time, in the manner and under the
notice prescribed by tbe general provi
sions ot tne nomestead laws, except
tnat all entrymen who are required by
paragiaph to have their
lanus, or any portion or them, sur
veyed must within five years from the
date of their settlement present to the
register and receiver their application
to make final proof on all the lands
embraced in tbeir entries, with a cer
tilled oopy of the plat and field notes
of their survey attached thereto.
13. In all cases where a survey of
any portion of tbe lands embraced in
an entry Jlnade Tinder this act is re
quired tbe register, will, in addition
to publishing and posting the usual
final proof notices, keep a copy of the
final proof notice with a copy of the
field notes and the plat of such sur
vey attached posted in his office
daring tbe peroid of publication and
the entryman must keep a copy of the
final proof notice and a copy of the
plat of bis survey prominently
posted on tle landiTplatrei for at least
30 days prior to the day on which he
offers his fiual proof, and at the same
time bis final proof is offered he
must file an affidavit showing the
date on which fie copies of the
notice and plat were posted on the
laud and that they remained to potted
for at least 30 days thereafter.
13. This act does not apply to any
lands situated in the counties of Inyo,
Tulare, Kern, Sau Luis Obispo, Santa
Barbara, Ventora, Los Angeles, San
Bernardino, Orange, Riverside and
San Diego, in tbe state of California,
and entries made for lands in the
Black Hills forest reserve cau ouly bs
made under the terms aud upon the
lands which have been listed and then
only in the manner mentioned above,
and all persons who attempt to make
any unauthorized settlement within
such reserves will be considered tres
passers and treated accordingly.
O. F. POLLOCK. '
L In appendix B of this circular
(Continued on Page Six. 1
W. Lr. IRELAND,
&q Real Estate Man.
FRUIT GROWERS MEETING
AT GRANTS PASS
On Monday, November 12 Every
Farmer and Business Man
The fruitgrowers meeting next
Monday will be a practical school of
horticulture and every person inter
ested in fruit growing should bring a
note book and take down tbe many
useful facts that will be stated by the
speakers. Fads of paper will be dis
tributed and all will be expected to
freely rfise them in writing out quest
ions to be placed in tbe box to be
answered at the close of the regular
program. As women make at success
ful fruit growers as men l hey will be
welcome to tbenieeetiug and they will
find the proceedings instructive and
Judging by the interest that the
farmers and business men of the
comity are taking in tbe fruit in
dustry the meeting Monday will be
more largely attended than any fruit
growers meeting ever held in Rogue
River Valley. Owing to the many in
teresting features on the program the
morning session will open promptly
at 10 :15 a. m. and the afternoon ses
sion at 1 :30 p. m. Rogue River is
conceded to be able to grow as per
feet an apple as Hood River and when
we know how to grow apples as well
as they do in that famous valley then
will we be able to get $3 f. o. b.
Grants Pass for our Spltzenbergs.
Progressive farmers and live business
men will be certain to attend this
meeting, as is the case at Hood River
where a'l attend even if their business
r farm work ' progressing. Of
course the farmer who is content to
receive 60 cents a box for bis fruit
and the business man who Is in a rut
and does not care whether another
wealth prodooing industry Is added
to the county or not will not be ex
pected to attend. The law of the
survival of the fittest will cause alt
such to be gradually forced to sec
tions less progressive and only those
keeping abreast of tbe times will
profit by the wealth that will come to
Jospehine county and the growth of
Q rants Pass.
SUNDAY SCHOOLS HOLD
2ND ANNUAL MEETING
Reports of the Year'e Work Were
The second annual convention of the
Josephine County Sunday School
Union was held in tliia city at the
Newman M. E. Church taut Saturday
and Sunday. Rev. Charles A.
Phipps, the field Worker for Oregon
whs present and spoke at each session.
Delegations were preaeut from the
Sunday Schools at Merlin, Kerbr,
Wilderville, and nearly all of the
schooU. The reports of
done in these schools
the new wolk in tbe
Home Departments aud Primary De
partments that bave been taken op
during the last year. The addresses
of Rev. Charles A. Pliipps were very
helpful, emphasizing particularly the
opportunity that is given the Sun
day School teacher for effective per
sonal work with rhe child at the time
when the character is being formed.
His subjects were a follows :
Saturday evening, ' A Call for Ser
vice." Sunday afternoon, "How to
Hold Young Men." Sunday evening,
"Evangelism in the Sunday School."
On Sunday afternoon tliret papers
were presented by local speakers.
H. L. Gilkey, speaking on tbe topic,
"Weak Plaoes in the Sunday School
System, " called especial attention to
the need for better training fo.
tracheri. He advocated Normal
Training Classes for each school. H.
C. Kinney, speaking on. "Music In
the Sunday School," said that ouly
the best music should be taught there
and characterized much of the music
that is being used io mine schools
as "cheap, trashy." Miss Mozelle
Hair read a most Interesting original
story illustrating the topic, "Who
Should Attend Sunday School. " Her
conclusions were as follows :
"Christians need the training of
tne BlDle School to fit them tot'
greater usefulness, and those who
are not eiirixtiamCneed It that they
'may know the way of the Lord more
"Skilled workmen for tbe everyday
things of life we must bave. How
much time do we spend in acquir
ing of spiritual things in compari
son with that which we spend in
porparicg for and acquiring these
worldly things. Tet how do these
two compare in value?
"As our Grammar Schools, our
High Schools and Universities but
fit us to better cope with these things
of the world, so the Sunday School is
the Lord's training school the nor
ma school of the church. Then let ns
one and all, young and old 'study to
show ourselves approved unto God,
workmen that need not to be ashamed,
rightly dividing the word of tiuth.
The following were elected officers
for the ensuing year: President,
W. M. Hair; vice-president, H. O.
Kinney; secretary, R. K. Hackett;
treasurer, W. R. Rannie
THEIR EYES TURNED
Crescent City People Expect Rail
road to Be Built From Jack
The Crescent City Record says:
"Cheering news comes from Medford,
Oregon, to the effect that the matter
of building a railroad from that place
to Crei-ceut City is well under way.
There is sufficient capital back of tbe
enterprise to build the road as soon as
the testability of it can be learned.
There is notbiug to hinder tbe build
ing of the road as a survey for one
has already been niarfe from Grants
Pats to this place, and Medford can
be reached as eaatly as Grants Pass."
The ClHs-iHid Ad columns of tbe
Courier contain many items which
will be ol interest to you and you
should make it a point to read them
The economic houicwift will bs
particularly interested In our
Special Offerings this week.
A BIG CUT IN CARPETS, LACE CURTAINS AND HEATERS
Extra heavy, some all wool
some mixed. Extraordi
No 31 rej tl.2."
LACE CURTAINS we
have a lot 1 to 2 pair of a
kind, to close out we cutjdeep
Regular $4.50 per pair $2.W
.75 " " .45
and so on. A few are sample
enrtains. Bring this ad with
PORTIERES 1 to 2 pair of
a kind to close, speciol prices.
TABLE COVERS regular
$4.50 for $2,75
l.ys " 1.25
are cheaper than brooms. We
bave Brooms, too, 25 to 45c
and Bissell Sweepers $3.25 to
$5.00 in choice woods.
COMFORTABLES A big
line, all sizes. We offer an ex
ceptional bargain in our Com
forts for $1.00. We have some
beauties at $4 50. All the be
SOFA PILLOW TOPS, Tapes
try, regular 75c, to close 50c.
NEW PICTURE MOULDINGS-We have just received a lot more
extra quality. Mats and liners all kinds. Bring in your pictures and
LUMBER MILL NEAR
REDDING SWEPT AWAY
Terry Company's Dam and Part
of Plant at Sound Moun
A cloud burst at Round Mountain
at 8 o'clock Sunday morning oaused a
flood of water that swept away the
Terry Lumber Company's dam,
though the flood gates stood wide
orien. A wall of water 40 feet high
rolled down the canyon half a mile
farther, struck the sawmill, a build
ing 300 feet loug, 60 feet wide and
30 high, and swept the structure 300
yards farther down the canyon aud
puea it up in a heap. The machinery
and mill destroyed entail a loss of
were at work on repairs
this morning when the
oame. They heard the
water rollinsr down the
in the .mill
roar ot the
canyon, and rushed from the building
Just in time to escape. Tbe roof was
swept away by tbe crest of the wave
that struck tbe mill as they ran to
higher ground. Two hundred feet of
trestles were destroyed, and hinher
up the canyon trees were uprooted by
the flood or snapped off at tbe butt.
The Terry Lumber Company has a
seoond sawmill in the same oamn.
It escaped all damage, as did $.10,000
worth of lumber piled on hlirher
ground In the yards between the hills.
During the storm that afternoon Rat.
mond Schubert, aged 8, took hold of
a power line, carrying 3500 volts, that
sagged on a Redding street withia his
reach. He was knocked
remained so for half an hour. The
fingers of hit left hnil h,i,n.J
off and bis right hand was burned io
the tialm to the hnn. Tk Kr,m ..ill
recover, but he will be crippled for
Cheea and Checker Club.
There is some talk of a chess and
checker dob being started in Grant.
Thomas r 0 Neill
Opposite the Flag Pole
Homes Furnished Complete
What woman does not love
pretty China we are
an immense display of it
exquisite goods, choice
Vases, Creamers, odd pieces
in endless variety at sur
prisingly low prices.
to close Poo yd
vzo " 7f0 "
75o " 6'ic "
LINOLEUMS our new Lino
leums are certainly winners
beautiful patterns (0 to 85c.
Linoleum saves backache, (scrub
bing aud is well worth the expense.
WASH BOILERS 10c they are
not large but well worth the money
The children appreciate them
New Cribs high drop sides well
finished; baby can't fall out.
Tinware of all kinds Cups,
2. for 5c; plates 5c; this bread
raiser all complete 75c.
Pass this Winter to help pass away
the long evenings and provide a varia
tion in the amusement line. It Is
proposed to meet onoe a wt ek in some
suitable place where the chess and
checker players cau gathnr and re
kindle the fires of former days and do
battle again over the checkered board.
Teams will be organized and chal
lenges issued to neighboring towns.
HIGH SCHOOL FOOT
BALL TEAM DEFEATED
Aehlanders Win bv a Score of II
to 0 Return Game be Played
On Saturday last our High School
football team went up to Ashland to
try for honors on the gridiron with
tbe Normalites. , While the score of
11 to 0 was made against the Grants
Past boys, yet thev feel verv wall
latisfied with the results of the game.
Considering tbe fact that the high
school boys were outweighed from 10
io io pooudi to tne "man" the out
come of the lama thnwi that. Ilrant.
Pass has the material for a foot ball
team. Moreover, the Grants Pass
team was considerably weakened by
the absence Of three reanlar mamhara
of the team. A return game will be
played here on the A. A. C. ground
on Wndnnailav. 11th. On
oonfldent of viotory, at least a very
interesting game may be expected.
In last Saturday's game the line up
was as follows :
8 one in each
R. Turner, referee: U A. Pavne.
umpire. Linesmen, H. O'Neill aud
r. nerndon. length or halves,
Sanitation guaranteed money
back if you want It. Everything
for the houte.
HEATING STOVES-at cost
Cat Tops and trimmings nick
Regular $7.50 for $5.65
6.75 " 4.50
You can't afford to tniss this.
Cast Cook Stoves regular
$13.95 Stave for $11.75.
new patterns, very pretty and
let us show you some of the