Rogue River courier. (Grants Pass, Or.) 1886-1927, January 25, 1907, Image 2

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rta IHaawaM H B BH I
Everr Sartlosi of he With
Oaost Ktnlli-TI" K-palr nd Cava
( Roads,
Much bu been done In Ilhode Island
to improve tbe highways during the
past four years, and there has been a
popular demand of the ieople of the
state that there should he built a net
work of thoroughly up to date and sub
stantia! roads, not extravagant, not
Cheap, but a system where ut a mini
mum of expenditure, yet nmservlnir
every qualification of utility and wear
ing quality, there should lie a service
for every piirt of the state. Hoaili
have been built In every section of the
state to the furtherance of its socLii,
moral and Intellectual Interests, and
there Is not one .art of It that has not
felt the rebound.
In describing the work done the
fourth annual report of th state board
of public roads or Ithude Hand says:
From every side there goes up the
plea for better highways and Improved
roads, uud It Is beliin answered not in
the spirit of mere enthusiasm, but out
of cold hard sense, for men Are coinluc
to see the real vulne of such roads to
tho ordinary business and commercial
life of the day. Hurely It Is the best
public policy for the state to keep its
UlKhways, lis feeders of life and com
merce, lu the best possible state of
preservation, for the more compact the
life of the community tbe more neces ;
sary do Improved, well laid, well kept j
roads become.
The popular movement for good
roads, according to the very nature of
the problem, cauuot be localized. There
fore the question of a bond Issuo Is
ono that touches the whole state and
one on which the whole state should be
beard. There Is no question of the ex
penditure of public money which Is
more vital than tills, and none where
a greater number are heucutcd. Koads
cannot lu any sense be considered sec
tional or built for the accommodation
of the few. On the. other hand. Inas
much as the future Is to reap as much
If not more of tho harvest of utility
and Is to receive equal benefit, It Is ou
1 fair that It should pay a proportion
ate part of tho expenses.
The repair of the roads Is of vital Im
port. It means the saving of the time,
money aud engineering skill which
have already beeu Invested. It la a
question of waste against that of
economy. It Is a mistaken Idea that a
macadam road, once laid, needs no fur
ther attention. On the contrary, to
preserve Its fundamental structure It
should lie cared for continually. The
value of a macadam road does not lie
In tho fact that it Is never going to
Wear out, but In tho regulntlon of
trade, the burdened roadbed, tho char
acter of drainage that It gives.
The engineering force can make the
necessary repairs to better advantage
while at work upon the section helm:
extended than should they be obliged
to return to It. Kcpalra should not be
left to outside control, which at bint
would be Irregular, spasmodic ami mi
satisfactory. The causes of disintegra
tion are not altogether travel and
usage. There lire also those 0f atmos
pherlc and climatic conditions, those
due to the nature of the stone of lilrli
the road was primarily constructed. A
roadbed will not wear alike In all
places Were It so there would be
needed only the occasional extensive
reconstruction. It breaks In patches,
and the mending process Is therefore
ooatantly necessary
During the year I'.m.'i contracts were
a wanted for the construction of 22M
miles of macadam road, to be built up
on the highways Included In the plai:
of Improvement adopted by the gen
ral assembly, milking a total of tlfty
van miles of macadam road isunptet
d since the present plan of Improve
Now Uiut the electors of the statu
tave voted to authorize the cvpendl
tore for this public Improvement It If
but reasonable to presume that they
desire anil epect to n,. the nso ol
these luiprowsl roads as soon as they
can tie Judiciously and economically
built. We believe, however, that they
Would not approve- of an undue luisti
lu the work, which woult result It
roads of an Inferior quality or of iil
unnis-esary cost of construction. S.1
entitle road building on the scale now
being done by the state, like every
other hirKe building enterprise, re
uulrvs ndcqtmtc time as well ns money
ror Its proper completion
U.'lierlliie gie whiu every woman
in.iet desltws a v-'iffct c -in; Uc:
It iM-tnii that a rt sm sitti. fi.-tti.
clesr tint to the cheek tint cVmuo
yoiithfulr.c-ss. It w !"! : 1 g
to tluiso v. ho tack It; It n! 1
It for tiioao who air.'.!? possess
It will enahbv to u,vfi:!l ;!u r.iik,v. c v..,".r a...'
lime. Ivn't ,-.e:t,. ...,, ju,.
trr IWstiim j.,,.,-,. - .
Stve you a f'ee nuni'.
All dru,!.
stats keep Rot'trtlan.
Adam and Eve in
the Orchard
IT WAS the fault of the agents who
old the property twice ovr. A
rambling ruin, surrounded by a para
dise in ths Italian style, with terraced
(fardeni and a flight of stone steps,
the bowers over which the roses threw
tneir long enrtssing arms; a place
sun-flooded by day, but at night a dim
ahmloHland. inhabited by spirits that
flew about in the guite of strange, mis
shapen birds- garden full of Incon
gruities, for right in the heart of it
was planted an orchard.
Fate must have looked on. smiling
(rrirnly at the jest, when both proprie
tors arrived simultniie-ouMy at the vil
lage inn. full of the intention of restor
ing their newly-acquired property.
lie had caught a glimpse of tht- lady
(the widow of a rich landowner) the
morning after hi arrival, and from
the first moment his artist soul had
fallen worshiping before the flame of
her red hair.
Hut her first glimjsie of him had been
in the garden when he came across her
standing beneath the apple tree, one
arm outstretched to pluck the rosy
fruit which from time immemorial
had held an attraction f ..r her sex.
The glorious head, devoid of cover
ing, was thrown back; one long, rich
strand of hair had flown like a thin
flame across the dim purple of her
cotton gown. It was a picture to is
toiicnte. and calculated to turn a
steadier head than the one upon his
vouthfnl shoulders, lie rnine towards
her. greeting in every gesture of his
outstretched hands, and the one word
that described the stillness of the gar
den was "Kvs." It came thrilling
through space, it arrested her atten
tion and held her captive to him in
astonishment. How did this stranger
know her name?
In her surprise she half responded
to it, hut convention raised its head,
erint-like, and her shadow -gray eyes
flashed green with wonder and indig
nation that a stranger should dare to
intrude upon her privacy and address
her in this familiar way.
He saw the look and grasped the
situation. Quickly ths explanation
"A garden and a woman the ap
pies helped to heighten the picture
hence tht exclamation."
A smile quivered on her Upe. Tie
could have sworn he caught a lurking
merrimest in those eyes; but again
the serpent asaerteil itself.
"I prefer my Kden Adainless," she
said, sweeping past him. with never
to much as s backward glance.
He merely repeated the final tyllable
of his new found name, maybe by way
of not forgetting it.
On the niorrow they met again.
This time hy the old white wall that
faced the south, covered, vine-like,
with tomato foliage.
"Apples again. Apples of love," he
said by way of greeting, as he pointed
to the half ripe fruit that nestled hid
ing in its wall of leaves.
She cast a curious glance st them,
imiling at his use of the homely name.
"lireen as yet," was the somewhat
chill y comment at the gathered up her
purple gown.
"Ah! but they will ripen. All they
want Is time," he called after her.
(in the third day she discovered him
with earth slniiHMl hamU huy in the
g:, i''!rii She st nmi a while u e perceived,
a critical spectator. Youth -at lightly
upon him. strength manifested iuelf
In every movement; the whol, sas
p!e; even t her fastidious soul.
She forgot to resent tl asy assur
ance that even while it piqued her at
tracted her.
( nr iosit v st rnggled wit h com rntion
slity. The woman in her encouraged
the former, so that its victory was an
easv one.
The serpent hid its bruised haadand
slumbered. Then:
"re vmi the gardener?" she inter
rogated. lie scarcely noticed the insolence of
the query ; all he was conscious of s
l'e had come, the garden suddenly
..- go-,ti,.d.
"Adam debing amongst the soil." he
quoted, flinging Ins tool aside and
sinking on the grs si her feet.
The aptness of the quotation pleased
her; his audacity disarmed her, she
' 11 as if she were st.ui.!nSk! on the
brink of the precipice called KlcMU
llient The serpent Oept
' 1 i-t it sleep on " said Ke. wiih
youth racing through her v i iiik After
ill. what is the g I of being in Keen
if one does ll.'t Inst the sweetness of
(olM.'den fniH?
I he bunk n tempting resting
plm-e. hunting in the orchard and hy
the south mill h.fd Nan t.riow vsorJ
ii v ;i ilk with
tdl! v .1:1 1 , ,
1 W. unlet ,.i
til Vli ft ft j, i
niir I'!,. ,..,!
! t ll US l'., U ,
Ah .i If ,
!. I'l'muii: ,1,
I.- Mm
" A itti t- ft ;
pit IlVfUtt'tt .it
g !'. t f ulne-s of
l.l - ..11 1 let I., r
'ss t ;u- j.n iien;
l so far 1 e.i, h
coloi U ss face,
1 HL.iin-t the
a k -..-d 'e.i- ,s,
' II, .
of hi
g h
i'i: .
11 in. in.
' s'ic ha
at I
back .llg in
It , SilJV-
s men-
vr pelf
lesion , an
-! I -v.
" n ! : -She
to mi l ',, .
the do..,,, 1 .
urn .
"The ,' .,
thriu." l.m
. Vr f
.'.11; 11
M s.i,
"They must make the most of the!,
opportunities while it remains opea
then, but when will it be shut?
"When the apples ripen." '
"May the harvest be a late one,"wM
tbe hospitable rejoinder.
itamus;,! himtoseevhismterlope.
bo entirely at her ease in his domain.
Her quick ear detected a shade of un
conscious patronage in his tone.
She could not stand that ; on her owrr
ground it was insufferable. Her
thoughts flew to the serpent. She)
blamed herself for ever having let it
slumber. Hastily she roused it up and
took her leave with it.
He eyed her retreat with dismay.
Its abruptness perplexed him till ha
recognized the trail of the serpent.
"I hat your pets." he called after
her; "they leave a sting behind."
Her quick wit marked the play upon
the word, and brought to birth a smile
that bore her company upon her home
ward way. I
The fourth day found them under
the apple tree talking glibly of the
fruit. She knew little more of it thasj
its name began with a "If," and ended ,
with an "K."
He might have told her of its origin ,
had he felt so inclined; also something ,
of its true translation. 1
The circumstances were favorable
to ditciis.sion; by the end of the morn
ing Eve was alive to the fact that for- j
bidden fruit had a taste that was easily
acquired, while Adam felt it was fit
for the table of an epicure.
The evening s post brought twin ex- J
plnnations and apologies from the rival j
agents. j
The fourth day was stormy; panic j
fell on both their souls lest they should
lose their Kden. It had grown so dear j
that neither could contemplate expul
sion with any pretensions tncalmness.
Once more the garden was the scene
of meeting; this time Gre-k met Greek.
She retreated, not beaten, but firm
ly convinced of the failure of fireworks
as Illuminations for Kden.
He left her, swearing that every red
haired woman had a spice of the devil,
but he did not forget to add the re
mainder of the quotation that put
that spire down as being worth all tbe
prettiness in the world.
The next day both learned of the
leisure of repentance. Alone they
walked within the gnrden, once so fair
Its charm had vanished. Again it
was a waste around a ruin. Eden no
longer, now the other was not there.
" Tis yours." he wrote at close of
day. "Eden without its Ere could be
no longer paradise."
"The garden was given first to Ad
am," she had penned In her gan
eroelty. "Yours is the prior claim I
leave it to you. Guard it wall. Tnre
well. Farewell."
Her note came to hand on the even
ing of the sixth day; all desire to visit
the garden now that she had gone waa
Tts emptiness mocked him; unlit by
her bright hair, it lay in lonely shad
ow, under a cloak of silence drear aa
Hut on the morrow a melancholy at
traction drew him thither. He choae
high noon, and hastened to the npple
tree where first they met. possessed of
s hope that she might come to him.
Hut disappointment ruled his day
Sadly he plucked the perfect fruitthat,
alas! lmd ripened all to late.
"The fruit of knowledge:" he said,
bitterly surveying the golden ball:
then tossed it from him with an im- '
petuons motion, a I e rounded the cor
ner of the smith wall, now .1 m ana of
tender green and blood-red fruit.
Hut beauty of the picture waa lost
upon him; all his eyes saw was n slen
der pntch of purple. Viewed from
a distance, it might easily have been
mistaken for a mass of e'ematis.
The fruit he hn.l Hung from him was
checked by the fol.u of her gown. She
stooped to pick it up. n 11 il rising, met
his gla nee. her own full ,,f in,iiii- .
"The fruit of the tree of knowledge."
he stid, answering her unspoken
"Is it sweet?" she faltered
"It tasted to me of the hitt ernesa
of death a whi'ens'o." he ai,
Once more vt ,. raised her arm above
his shining head, and plucked a gen
erous branch of the si.n -iniute.'
fruit. Silently she held them out as
an offering to him whisper broke
the silence of the garden.
"Apples of love."
The words t' .atcd from her to him;
it broke the spell A gentle lose wind
rose, and, whisi.,T:ng t., the garden
w. ke the flowers. And the lost Kden
wa. rstaWed to them. Chicago Trits
11 ne.
f Wllhln a llos-pltal.
"There was a wittv fell, vv out in a
Michigan hospit.i!." said Kcpreseiita-
had to b
Allien Smith vcslerdav,
fed on a ilaiN diet ' f eg
li s I ! 1 -ic '.an aki ,! him
H. "It won!,! be all right.
III.. sheriv
h. v he ' i. I
d. nor " (., s ,i,t, -;f ;!,e i gg was as new
as the si , 1 -v and the sherry ns old at
the egg "- Wssl ingt. n Pott.
New Cure lor t pilcpsy.
J. B. Waienuau, of Watert -wn, O.,
Rural free delivery, writes: "Mv
'slighter, afflicted for v.-ars with
epilepsy, was
cured bv IV Kins-'.
N-vv Life Pills.
She lis irnt had an
two vears ." Best
a tack for over
ts.dv cleanser and
me giving tome
pills ou eartth. '.V-o at all dr-ig stores
Job work it Portland prices at the
0u-irr office.
K liimrsnlr.vl Cure lor I'll..,..
lt.'hitts. 131,.,.,liiik-. IVotTuT
uu Pile. PriitfKist an' h,iii:itu..,1
to refund money if PA.U 01M"
MKNT fsils to cure In fl to ll" ,ur,
N oentv
Coo- Do., br
Tvao carry lu .t"
ed Wlro at the a WeeK
One Bor Picked Ip 1.3B0 Papers.
If you are a stranger In those pre
cincts of Brookllue, Mass., which com
prise the uistrict of the Henry L.
Tierce lirammar school and heuce un
familiar with the up to date methods
in vogue there. Just happen through
that section of the town some morn
ing or afternoon tts the pupils are on
their way to and Iron, studies, drop a
piece of pnp-r lu the street and then
nwait developments. ""J's the Rostou
Looking luck over your shoulder. It
Is ten chances to one th tt you will see
npprom hing ut 1 ip sped a small boy.
brand 'liing u Ion.' found sticlc with a
pointed wire nt the end. It will be
neediess for you to run. The lad iu
temls von v. i bodily Injury tor your
apparent ct'rclcssiiess. He Is a mem
ber of the 1 bind Citizens' club, recent
ly formed in 'lie Pierce school, niul it Is
the piece of paper you dropped that he
is after, not you. Iicvu he swoops on
the ofretdii! paper, and In u trice ho
has it jubbed on the stick with the
wire end.
As you pass 011 your way from the
district you arc very apt to meet mnny
other small boys, all carrying similar
sticks and engaged In u like occupa
tion. Ask vvh.u It Is nil nbout, aud
you receive the prompt reply to the ef
fect Unit the lads are oil members of
the above uamed club, nud to back up
their assertions they show you a shin
ing white button bearing an American
Aug in the center uud the following In
scription auuiid the edge: "Good Citi
zens' Club, lierce School."
The club was quite recently organ
ized by the principal, Miss Mary Mc
Skimmon, for the purpose of keeplug
the streets in the vicinity of the school
free from the scraps of waste paper
which despite; the vigilance of the local
street depuM.rutiut employees find their
way luto the public highways, serious
ly affecting their otherwise tidy ap
pearance. During Its short existence
the club has accomplished a great deal
of good aud ns a reward has beeu
showered with favorable comments
from the residents In the neighborhood
on the spotless appearance of the sur
rounding streets.
The club comprises fifty-two mem
bers, or four boys elected by ballot
from each of the grammar grades from
four to nine. Each grade elected Its
own four i-presentatives. John Tag
gart was elected president and Oscar
Nlssen secretary at the first meeting
held lu the assembly hall of the school.
Tbe club holds sessions otice a week,
when each member reads his report of
work accotnollslied for the past week.
Considerable sivnlry exists among ths
boys as to who shnll make the record
collection of the week, and In this con
nection It might be mentioned that
nine-year-old Carl l'ree, an energetic
youngster, recently held the club rec
ord, he having a total of 1,250 papers
picked up lu one week.
To stimulate interest In this euter
prising organization It Is so arranged
that the club's otlloers aud members
shall be changed perhaps every two
mouths, so that others may have an
opportunity of taking part In the Im
portant work of keeping the streets
free from refuse. The results of the
chili's work have been fur reaching,
since It lias extended to the communi
ties in which the various pupils live.
Kach pupil of the Pierce Grammar
school has constituted himself or her
self a foe to waste paper lying nbout
In the public streets, and It Is now a
common sight to see children plcklug
up papers in almost any section of the
tow ti.
The pupils of the Pierce school and,
lu fact, all other schools lu the town
are given regular talks by Superintend
ent Aldrliii relative to the throwing of
waste paper into the streets Instead of
the barreln provided for Its reception,
but It was soon discovered that In or
der to accomplish any good result there
must be organization; hence the Good
Citizens' club, which, set In motion by
Miss McSkiinmon, nas served to Infuse
into the minds of the pupils nt large a
proper realization of a chic duty. To
make this latter thought mure pro
nounced Miss McSklmmou had the
American flag placed on the badges to
Indicate that lu fulfilling the obliga
tions of the Good Citizens' club the
boys were also serving their country.
Ministers 11 a silrret Cleaners.
Three ministers of the gospel played
the role of ' white wings" at Newconi
erstown, (I., one day recently by help
ing clean the streets, says the Hoston
Herald. They were put ou the pave
ment with shovels and hoes nnd work
ed for dear life. Some of the people
guyed them, but they didn't care.
They worked all the harder. Others
were very angry that such an indig
nity should be heaped upon the clergy
men. The ministers were pnstors ot
the Methodist. Presbyterian and St
Paul's Lutheran churches, and theli
action wns due to the policy of tht
lowu administration, which is to havt
every ahlehodled male resident of tht
town wurk at least two days on tht
streets, thus saving expenses.
Kansas lily's I mprovriurnt Schema.
The Kansas i;ty council has created
a municipal art commission which Is tx
utll:u i'.iin for a systematic beantln
cation of the citv.
Legal blanks at the Courier office.
We Told
Again have oar prediction been verified to the letter and
thousands of client throngboat the country bave reaped hanrW.
profits by following onr leadership. UI0I
If yon have oor MARKET LETTER of a week ago yoa will nr,
that oar Mr Cox, in commenting on the market oonaitiooa. Br
immediate porohase of Goldfield stock in the following terms-
'In the Goldfield District COMBINATION FRAfj.
TAIN, GREAT BEND and DAISY all seem to be sell
ing at much below their true worth, and they should
now be bought and held for handsome advances.
Rnmors of an important strike on the DIAMOND
FIELD TRIANGLE lent that stock op from 33 oenta
to around 40 cents, around which figure it is being
traded in extensively. A few months ago this stock
wag not held in such esteem, and conld readily be had
at 6 to 8 cents. The latest developments would indi
cate that Triangle should be selling at 75 cents to 11.00
or more within a reasonable time.
"SKYLARK, located in the immediate neighbor
hood of Triangle, Daisy and Great Bend, should also
be purchased at the before listing price of 16 oents.
The history of the eminently sucoesstnl neighboring
properties Indicates equally as splendid a future for
The following statemeuts of prices at time of publication and
yesterday will be fonnd interesting:
Jan. 5. Jan. 12. Advance profit
Combination Fraction f3 62 f 6 25 2 8 in
Goldfield Consolidated 7 25 10 00 2 75
St. Ives 88 1 00 17 'il
Jnmbo Extension 1 85 1 85 50 n
Booth 85 1 20 85 'iq
Columbia Mountain 1 07 1 07 23 'ii
Great Bend 91 1 40 49 'ei
Daisy 2 85 8 00 65 5J
Triangle .. 42 68 26 ft
Time, ONE WEEK. Average increase, 40 on each stock
It will be noted that all of the above mntioned listed Btocks havt
risen in value from 20 to 70 per cent within the short period of ONE
WEEK, and we are proud to say that we have been the means of k.
curing some very fancy profits for onr many clients.
Now, about SKYLARK, we have this to say : If you followed ou
advise in the past you made big money. If you want big money fol.
low our advise in this instance and
SKYLARK 1b nighborod by
Daisy, Great Beud and Triangle,
This i, in all bropabllity, your LAST OPPORUTNITY of deal
ins in this stock at 15 cents a share, and we advise all progpeotirt
buyers to lose no time whatever in getting tbei reservations for
ward. At the rate the stock has been selling through the week it will
only be a matter of day before the allotment is over-Bubscribrfd.
We can place the whole of this stock with speculator on tbt
ground within 24 hour. The aotual sale, however, is not onr object
we are looking more to the future than to the present, and we want to
buildup our business with an investing olientele. We think tht
beBt way to do bo Is to let bone-fide Inveatorain on a money maket
at the start ; and in order that the stock may be distributedaniong 11
many client as poaBible we have decided not to allot more than 2000
share on any one application.
Have you got our FREE MARKET LETTER?
Members Sa.n Francisco and Tonopah Mining Exchange
Suit 243-244 Monadnock ISuildini;
A Rbal Estate Bargain
Located in Josephine County. The EJ
of the NE and the NWJ of the NEi and
the of the S of the NWJ of seciton
17, Township 37, South Range 7 West of
tho Willamette Meridian, being 140 acres
more or less, Located sixteen miles from
Grants Pass, on the Crescent City road.
Also one good wholesale and retail drug
business for sale in growing town, doing
splendid business.
One good Hotel with 30 lodging rooms.
good business, practically no competition.
f W. M. GILBERT, Mesa, Ariz.
ut .. III il" . ''
Full stock of
Groceries and Provisions,
Candy, Nuts, Tobacco
and Cigars.
Sixth street bet.'.l and J.
Send the Conner to your friend, so
Josephine County.
You SoR
such established and proyen njineiu R
whose shares are selling at from four II
s 1 t aiii
will he endod when yon nmkea
at City Meat Market. "The B
Only" is our motto and '.it is lffti
buyers of mouths, even year",
to say whether or Lot we live np.
the high standard we set up ford'
selves when we opened onr she;
Cleaulinetis. courteous service, j
pricisg all prompt us to iuvite
CitY Meat Market
j. ti. AiiL,b. .prop.
Tim ScaooL'Trur Piaccj
tov m a coco Foam ok.
WASH. k TSimi, Ti
13-37 T. M. C. A. Bldg., Portland. Or