Rogue River courier. (Grants Pass, Or.) 1886-1927, March 29, 1907, Image 1

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good Mver Orchardlsta Discuss
Discuss Problems that Ap
ply (o this Valley.
10 cautioned against hooding and
.oia we meeting It wag the moderate
and not the extreme use of water
tnat accomplished the most good.
It wag J. T. Porter'g opinion that
after a tree got to be from 10 to 14
years old it could not be snpplied
with sufficient moisture by .cultiva
tion and irritation was nWlntoiv
Murray Kay, who had been in com
munication with the agricultural de
partment at Washington, stated that
the departiueut Lad .been makingan
investigation iu regard to the, effect of
irrigation on fruit treeg and had is
gued a number of bulletins on gthe
subject. The conclusion arrived at
by the government experts was that
the moderate application of water
was Denetlcial in every rsBpect.
A. I. Masnn. who was the arRRt.nNf
exponent of not irrigating at the
meeting, said he auted to answer
Mr. Davidson's allusion to the suo
cess or the btrock orchard which he
said was not due to the liberal use of
water, but the fact that the trees in
it had never exhausted the natural
elements In the soil at they had never
been brought to their fullest bearing
capacity up to the time they had beeu
top grafted. In addition to this Mr.
Struck had manured the land verv
heavily and used artificial fertilisers.
This was the secret of his success and
not water. As to his own orchard it
had never had a drop of water on it
and never would have any. He did
not think it was necessary. When it
came to keeping quality iind flavor
he was so sure the non-irrigated apple
was the best keeper and as to flavor he
had been attending fruit meetings all
over the Northwest for several years
and had eaten apples iroin every sec
tion or it. He thought his mouth
was as good a jndge of the flavor of
apples as any he knew of aud in his
opinion the non-irrigated apple had a
better flavor than the irrigated. A
stranger who was present aud said be
was a tenderfoot, engaged the atten
tion of the chairman and said be
would like to know if it was neces
sary to irrigate strawberries why it
was not also necessary to irrigate ap
ples. Mrs. Wm. Eerr quickly arose
and stater thatshe was not a member
of the society bot her husband was
aud that it wag not necessary to irri
gate berries. She had eaten strawber
ries raised iu Michigan that had never
been irrigated aud which were fiuer
than any she had ever eaten at Hood
River aud concluded by remarking:
"When it comes to fine flavored
strawberries, you Hood Riverites
dou't kuow what they are." Mrs.
(Continued on Pago Three. )
Iffhile the frnit growers of Hood
3iverre considered among the best
arted in the United States yet they
jiM no opiortunity to gain new
ieti aud to pront Dy each other a
jjurience. With this object in view
oit growers meetings are frequently
eld ul was the case last week
xneo tusy do not get through with
jieir discussions at a meeting they
idjoarned to anotner day aud then
oplete the program, me aiscus-
,iod! at their last meeting covered
.pics that are identical to those that
:e fruit growers of this valley have
, neet and for the benefit of the
..tderi of the Courier the following
L-ronnt taken from the Hood River
iiscier, is herewith republished:
Ibe meeting of the local Horticul
iociety was continued Saturday,
itout 150 members were present and
bach interest wag manifested. The
ioisions were lively aim in teres t
;j nd several topics were quite
sorooghly canvassed. Secretary C
1 Sproat, presided.
The first subject for discussion was
it of irrigation or non-irrigation
th of which bad adherents. It was
;parent, however, that irrigation had
jre friends than did dry farming.
J. porter started the ball rolling,
r. Porter is a friend of irrigation
i listed why. He was followed by
L. Smith who did not think that a
intrr where there was 37 inches of
no needed much, .if any irrigation,
Kd thought that better fruit could
riied without the use of water.
H. F. Davidson stated that he had
Hrei in the valley for 15 or 16 years
id that bis experience had been that
judicious use of water was bene
itl in the growing of the best fruit,
(thought this was particularly the
Li with old trees. As a case In
lint he cited the KtrnrV nrchnrrt thn
rei in whioh are over 20 years old
Lithe profits derived having been
Jieverai years, over f 1000 an acre.
It was of the opinion that water
proved both the quality and keep-
pi properties of apples. That young
, under which the ground could
kcoitvated and the moisture kept
it, probably did cot require irriga
9, bat when the trees got so that it
hioot possible to drive around them.
"fation was absolutely necessay.
3. F. Tucker, who talked next, was
'ie opinion that prevailing condi
uihooldbe taken into cousidera
i in the question of irrigating aud
'i he thought that a moderate une
afcr, when the trues needed it,
wlniost beneficial. He said that
ntcliiug the trees carefully it
possible to tell when they needed
r hy the appearance of the
-ie. When the leaves looked dry,
;nd drooping the trees needed
rr, which, if judiciously applied,
-""1. rmjTT ito icauiuiuuug run,).
:ke fresh appearance of the leaves,
y would take new life, become
-0 Still .1,111,1 n H.. 1, rl fnn,l
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esous varied in the amount of Vanfess, caosed by catarrh, that
Staff TVtillnd in f Vw nt..nn.l .... ' . l. U 1LT,k11'a a4..HU
r acted aecordinclv. HnniHtims li Cur. Send of eireohrs.
"ot ionce in a season and I Lffii 1' '
Take Halls' family Pills for con-
Grants Pass Team Did Excellent
Work and Gave the Salem
Boys a Good Run.
Deafness Cannot Be Cured
by local applications, as they cauuot
reach the diseased portion of the
ear. There is only one way to cure
deafness, and that is by constitutional
remedies. Deafness is caused by an
inflamed condition of the mucous
liuing of the Eustachian Tube. When
the tube is inflamed you have a rumb
ling sound or imperfect hearing, and
when it in entirely closed, deafenss is
the result, and unless the iuflumma
tion can be taken out aud this tube
restored to its normal condition,
hearing will be destroyed forever;
nine cases out of 10 are caused by
Catarrh, which is nothing but an
inflamed condition of the mucous
-To buv a few-
lie fouud it luecestary to ir-
fiecjueutly as three times. tKtipatiou.
me manor woman is indeed dead
to an that is most chivalrous, aener
' ua optimistic in life who does
uot reel a thrill ol rare pleasure in an
txtiioitiou of such Bpleudid ambition,
courage and enthusiasm as was wit
nessea at the debate ou last Fridav
eveuing between the respective teams
or tne Salem aud Grants Pass High
10 "e who has passed through juBt
uuu an experience, as an actor therein
in Hi o A'wn I. : .. , . . .
.... uoiuiu past oi Ills own
high school or colWe dava thn in
flueuce of such an event is rejuvenat
ing ana inspiring, to one to whom
through mischance or lost opportunity
it has been denied it brings regret
ooopled with a firm determination
that the children of this and a future
generation shall not forego the educa
uonai advantages which the condi
tons of a time gone by denied to him
and to one whose hair is silvered with
the hardship and endurance of many a
pioneer Winter of strenuous endeavor it
brings a glow of .pride that partly by
ma own enorts sucb a golden oppor
tunity is available to the lad aud
maiden of today.
Ibe debate was ouon the subiect
"Resolved, That the Government
should own and operate the Railroads
of the United States," the Salem team
of three bright young men sustaining
me amrmative or .the issue while the
bnddrhg statesmen of Grauts Pass up
held the negative.
Both teams produced strong and
plausible argument for their respect
ive contention and each tried severely
the mettle of the other. The Salem
boys were perhaps a little the etionger
in well ordered outline, rebuttal and
in the force and fulness of authority,
but the home team were particularly
deserving of merit in breadth of argu
ment aud strong array of fact intro
duced as well as in the quiet dignity
and excellence of diction with which
they clothed them. The Salem boys
are particularly fortunate in the fact
that they have the State library at
Salem to draw from as to authority
while the Grauts Pass boys were
compelled to reiy more opou their
owu reasoning, what the leader of the
uegative so aptly termed " good com
mon sense," and the doobtful author
ity of magazine writers. The loader
of the Salem team was a former
Grauts Pass boy, William Perkius, he
being supported by Howard Zimmer
man and Charles Harrison, whil
bert Gilkey bore the brunt of the bat
tie for Grants Pass, his colleagues
being Randall Hood and Harold
Ine judges, who were Hon. Geo.
W. Riddle of Riddle, Oregon E.
Hughes and Rev. F. C. Lovett. both
. a ... ...
ui ui is cuy, gave tneir decision in
favor of the affiraiativs, the vote
standing two fo one, wereupon a per
feet bedlam of cheers for the Salem
boys broke Jfrom the JthroBts .of 50 or
more students of the Grauts Pass
High School who were determiued
that the visitors from the Willamette
Valley should receive a royal wel
come aud an appreciative receution.
Congratulations were iu order aud
the Grants Pass debaters lost no time
in giving to their visitors the praise
and comuiendaiton which they had so
hardly won.
j verj oeiignciui reception was
tendered the Salem boys by the
teachers and pupils of our local High
School, and if our visitors did not re
turn to the capital oity loud in their
praises of the hospitality, (he gener
osity as well as the high standard of
excellence maintained by our High
School they would be indeed base in-
grates. But be it said to their credit
that they showed in a manly manner
their appreciation of everything that
was done for them and we as a school
and community stand high in their
estimation. The reception was held
in erouica hall which hd been taste
fully decorated in banting, pennants
and almond blossoms by the co-eds of
the High School and deli nous re
fresuments of sherbet, cake aud win
tergreen wafers were served. Each
guest received as a souvenir of the
occasion a water color sketch of
maroon colored passenger coach in
scribed "Salem and O. P. H. S. R.
iv. jo., ;wnue a clever little verse
wag penned upon the reverse side of
the oard.
All in all the debate was a marked
suocess and the good people of Grants
Pass deserve much commendation for
the loyal way in which they defld
the battling elements without doors
to give ready encouragemeut to those
Such contests are events in the in
tellectual life aud development of our
city which we can well afford to en
courage and stimulate for they add
assets to the mental and moral fiber
of our young boys aud girls which
will Btuud uot only them but our
whole commuuity in good stead in the
coming years.
We gave you a royal welcome,
Salem, we appreciate your talents,
your manliness and your worth and
we bid you come auiu. Although
we hope that the eagle of victory
will hover over our camp next time,
yet w know that we will have a fos
uiaii worthy of our 'steel. E H.V.D.
Will Employ 100 Hands and is to
Be In Operatisn By
June First.
Grauts Pas is to have another box
factory aud plauing mill that will
add fully 100 men to the payroll of
the city. This factory is to be put
in by Frank W. W arren. . f !n
Francisco, one of the largest lumber
manufacturers of California. For
several years past he has beeu onerat-
Iug a big box aud planimr mill at
Anderson, California, hut the avail
able lumber supply becoming ex
hausted Mr. Warren sought a now lo- demonstrated
catiou for his riant. Through i,;- n,, ,. .i..
- .o fvwi-j ma, UUUltJ HI.IUO Ult,
1'uiuiiasiug agent ana salesman, I.
ing by April 1st and to have the
factory in operation early in May.
Mr. Johnsou has been buying lum
ber and now has the cut contracted
for from several of the sawmills of
the Valley. The lumber lie now has
bought will amount to 8,000,000 feet
and he expects to buy as much more
during the year. The best glade
will be shipped East aud the common
grades will be worked into boxes and
other stock and then shimied to
Eastern aud California markets.
This factory, with the various
industrial establishments that Grants
Pass now has will give this oity a
larger payroll tbau any other place
on the Southern Paciflo south of
Portland. That this -.'5tH) bonus will
be a most profitable investment ,to
the citizens of Grauts Pass will be
by the increased proi-
Johnson, Mr. Warreu learned of the
timber resources of Southern Orenou
aud Mr. Johnson wag sent to look over
the field. Grauts Pass, Medford and
Glendale were available locations aud
the plaoe making the best offer would
get tne ractory. That Grants Pass
got the prize is due to the prompt aud
efficient work of the Commercial
Clnb. The furnishing of a tract of 20
acres of land located east of the city
aud south of the South,. Pu,.in
track was asked as a site for the
factory and lumber yard. The owner
of the tract, Lee Calvert, offered to
take 13500 for it, and his offer was
taken ap by the Commercial Clnb
ana a committee was appointed to
raise the money. In less than two
unjo L'BUTassiug me amount was
raised and the laud secured. So lone
as this land is ued for factory pur
poses it may Jbe used by Mr.
Warteo, or his assigns, but if the
factory remains idle for a period ex-
eding six months then the land
reverts to the Commercial Club.'
Mr. Warreu aud O. D. Horner, who
will be the manager of the the fact
ory, will arrive iu Grauts Pass in the
near future and arrange for the erec
tion of the buildings and with the
Southern Pacific for a sidinn. It 1
xpected to begin work on the build-
G. P. H. S. News Notes
The Baseball Game.
Choice Residence Lots
Bargain Prices
Ground Floor, Opera Houie Block
On Saturday, March 1(!, l'.'OT, the
Grants Pass Juniors went to Wood
ville to play a game of baseball with
the fast team of that place. The
transport'itiou facilities were, a
tallyho lumber wiikou, a white hcrse
with 40 ribsHiid a bay horse which
was inclined to be some con
sumptive. We started at HiilOa. in.
aud had a fiue ride. While on ih
way, we had to stop once in a while
in order to let our consumptive horse
get tits vwtut; this gave us a:i oppor
tunity to see Htiuy of the country,
around us, and do a little prospi i-ting
ou the siiie.
After we rame to the oity cf
Woudville, we could dittiiigiMi th.
busy buui of the city and see Ihe
suicke arising from the many hiie
smokestacks of the MilTm-nt ui.iiiu
f ituring (s!al)il.-hiiients of this .nx-it
metropolis. We !-We;.t ilnun J' I-,-..,, i.
rtay iu our wanii and v.ewcl Hi
niagiiifi 'cut post office huil.lin uvi
many other lino buildings, in pan
ing. But the st-angest siulu was
this: Three Indians ,. ,, ,,,
the city to invest iu con v. y.uir, s- i.r
family Uhe; one. had purcluseij a in'.,
the 6' con, 1 a gueniy and the ii,;rd,
lint to be . -rir.h lie i;;iil
family in a fine l.i ar.-e a',
Niagara We then weut to the city
for a 10 courso dinner at the Louvre,
after which we visited the city park,
which has mauy fine and rare speci
mens of animals, scientifically known
as pigs. Leaving the park wn
st'irted for the ball grounds, taking a
State, street car lor convenience.
Afler a littl- practice the game was
started. Woodville took o!T Hix rims,
up lo Hie sixth inning, when we
Iwed up and made seven runs iu the
last three ii nine's while they made
one thus tieniK the score. The game,
was f illed a tie to he played off next
Saturday, if the weather is favorable.
As it was gettillg late we procured
some sui!a water and returned home
rath' r h ilarii ns.
precfate you. We want a man
horn we woo Id earn to have our hovn
emulate, a man who can Insnire nor
young people and lit them for collevn
and for life. We are satisfied now
you are the man. What's your
price?" "A huudred dollars,' said I.
Now. Mr. Turner, when rim nnimlu
f a little school of three teachers
iprecinte my manhood and profeg
oiiul training and abilitv an t.hev
lo, I have little inceut.a to no
to a prosperous city like Grants Pass
of 4(HH people for the paltry sum of
T5 per month. Had I not beeu ill
duriug the Winter aud entirely out of
fouds I would never have been au ap
plicant at that figure, but you know
want w ill smother nrofeHHiomil tiriite
though that offer n-ver seemed right Llttn
iu iim n nuiuuHeu or euuer closeness i aim runoiiiuor I lie next timn von
or lack of proper interest in j suffer Irom pain-caused by damp
schools. 1 thought 1 would roiiie at . .i , , , ,
any figure, show what I could do and W,mtl'"r-wlH'" ,,mr ,"J"'1 uriJ
then let them see the business side of hursts from ueuralgiu try liallard's
the matter. Snow Liniment. It will cure you.
I thank the hoard for the honor of A prominent businuFs man of Hem
the election and for their offer but ; Hta,l. Texas, writes: "I have used
since a kind providence has rendered I . . . ,, . , ,.
it unnecessary for me to barter my T"ur '""" Previous to using it
profession for a "trifle." I am com- ' ' WIIH H Kreat sufferer from Khuema
pe lied to gay to tln iii that the best , tism ami ficuraligu. I am pleased to
'J i my iniiiinoou us well as lnv l,t r r,.u ,,.
DA,,jnnivH pi e.itriii inn . . ,
Tstkins are Now Running.
The blockado in California has at
last beeu broken after a tie-up of
seven days and travel between Port
laud and San Francisco is ouofl more
resumed although under difficulties
inasinnoh as a long transfer has to be
made at Castello. The first train
through reached here late W:dnesday
night bearing delayed passengers,
mail and expiess matter. The passen
gers having , bad to spend week of
enforced idleness at .Redding were
glad enough to be once more started
on their journeys even though they
were obliged to walk a mile or more
over the softened ground to transfer.
Wonderful progress was made in
the repair v.ork as Jit .was not ex
pected that trains could be running
inside br two weeks or more. The
Southern Paciflo have bad hundreds
of men at work all along the line and
levied on the entire force of men,
mules aud machines nsed iu grading
the California Northern
ward Klamath Falls from Weed ra.
pairing in the Sacramento canyon.
The continued rains have beeu one of
the worst features iu the repair work
as ur.w work was oontiuually washed
out and fresh breaks ocourrina. Al
though the rains in Southern Oregon
were excessive no serious interrupt
ions occurred- on 'the Oregon Hues.
Travel has bfesu resumed and trains
are running with some degree of regu
larity. Don't CompUln. f
If your chest pains and you are un
able to sleep because of a oough, buy a
bottle of Ballard's Horehound Syrup,
and yon won't havo any cough. Got
a bottle now aud that oough will uot
lastlong. A onre for all pulmonary
diseases." Mrs. J. Onlveston, Tex?7
writes: "I can't say enongh for
Ballard's Horehound Syrup. The re
lief it has given me is all that is
necessary for me to say. " For sale by
National Drug Co. and by Demaray.
extensive ami
are worth fK'.i
Pass. If I am
w ire at ouou.
per month at ( iriuits
wanted at that figure,
am free from these
I am sure I owe this to
your liniment. " For sain by National
Drug Co. and by Deiiiaray.
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Have on it lew juices Unit will very imieh ii'diiee
the cost of milking the IIOM1' look new. Note Iheso
ri'.luctions for they are not ordinary, iind it re for now
Value for
numbers in choice
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