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GRANTS PASS. JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OREGON. FRIDAY, APRIL S, 1907. iT"
jouthern Pacific Has Ma.de Very
Satisfactory Freight Ratea
on Can and Product.
(tr yaw of expejtation with
j,ibopethiit soine one woo Id put in
i cannery here the citizens of Grant"
Ptii have decided to wait no longer
Bdto build the cannery themselves
jith the co-operation of the farmers
i Josephine county. To install a
igsnerj and P"' it in successful oper
,100 ii lrBe undertaking and to
Kccuplieh it will require an all-pull-uptber
of the citizens of Grants Pass
mil oi ie joiiumo vi me county,
Hii cannery will give a cash mar-
jet for their fruit and vegetables
will make a large addition to
payroll ot this city. And the
itraordinarily low freight rates
runted by the Southern Paciflo
aitea it possible to profitably reach
U the best markets of the country.
Railroad Company has oone its
irt and uow it is ap to the people
Mthii city and county to do their
in and that will insure the certain
nccesi of the Grants Pass cannery.
It accord unco to a call issued by
Prtiideot L. B. Hall, of the Com
Ewcial .CIq b, fully 60 business men
tA farmers met Wednesday at 4 d.
Int the Club room to consider the
-.oposition of. getting a cannery for
;rauta Pass. On the meeting being
-ailed to order by President Hall.
:trlea Meserve was called on to give
mit information he had secured as
tike details of the undertaking, he
wing at the instance of the Grants
i Fruit Growers Union been work-
U op the matter for some time. Mr.
Uritrre stated that be had secure!
Insurance from the Southern Pacific
bn freight rate would be made on
honed goods that would be fo low as
h enable a oaunery at Grants Pass
pnacta all the best markets. As to
:t naoagenient of a cannery he had
to propositions. One was from a
a operating a cannery at Belling
a, Wash., who offered to come here
si put in a cannery if be was given
Mantfal enooarairement. The
Valley , ,he effort tQ
y at Grant. Pass and in that
hne they would make the freight rate
low as possible and not be unfair
to other industries and shippers. His
company fully realized that the build
"a" tip of a canning industry at
Urants Pasa wnnM .jj . t ..
directly and indirectly, to the ton
nage that would be handled from this
point and that would be a guarantee
that equitable freight rates wouid be
T'eu at all times to the cannery.
When he quoted the rates that would
be given the fairness and liberality
if the Southern Paoiflo so pleased all
that on motion of J. E Hi,
of thanks was tendered the company
ouu air. juainnnnr ami ! :
with a will and nnanimnnB1 Ti,
freight rate old and new is as follows :
10 Portland, old rate .72 cents ner inn
pounds on canned goods, new rate
auoentsper 100; to Sao Francisco,
old rate 99 cents, new rate40ceuts;
to Los Angeles, old rate II.26W. new
late 60 cents. Tn tmn
Grants Pass would be Driven trans.
continental Jrates the same as Port
land, thus putting the cannery here
on the same footing as those in the
northern part of the state. On tin
cans a rats of 80 eents wasade from
f ortiana, the rate now being 80 cents.
un a motion to that effect Prnsl.
dent Hall appointed H. C. Kinney,
Joseph Moss, J. O. Calhoun. H. D.
Norton and Roy Wilson a committee
to prepare articles of incorporation of
a cannery company and get a proposi
tion from Sampson Bros, for their
plant and to get a freight rate con
tract from the Southern Pacific. The
committee are working with enersv
and expect to have th utarlr hnnb
ready in the near future when an
every-body-help camtjaiun will be in-
augurated and sufficient capital raised
to pat the cannery on a substantial
If irn i-i
niM rALntK GIVES 1
,.' PLEASING MUSICAL
Entertain Friends With Evening
of Muaic &.t Opera House
That the people of Grants Pass are
proud of the musical achievements of
their talented nrotenee. Mi K,hi
Carolyn Palmer, was duly evldenecd
by the large assemblage of music
lovers who listened, with rapt atten
tion to the delightful rendition of her
program last Wednesday evening.
Mifs Palmer has within herfchnaniil
and spirit of the true artist and her
numbers each reoeived a mnt f-.Hn.
and inspiring interpretation. Her
program was a remarkably attractive
one ana each number met a warm re
spouse in the heart of her listeners as
it made its "beautiful appeal to all
that is most noble and aesthetic
within the soul of man. The
"Chacnone" by Baob-Busonl was full
effects and tested Miss Palmer's inter
pretation and temperament perhaps as
severely as anything she played. Al
though it is rather deep In conception,
yet tier audience of Wednesday night
were fully equal to it in appreciation
I wo exquisite numbers were the
song, "Hark, Hark the Lark" and
"The Wanderer"both by Schubert and
arrauged for piano by Liszt. The
wild abandon and reckless Joy of the
first aud the sense of haunting sadness
and weird ness of the second maris
them a very taking part of Miss
For strength and massiveoess of ex
ecuuuD iuiss rainier excelled upon
the Sonata by Greig ' while her versa
tility of tempermant was perhaps best
dislayed iu the "Soherzo in B Flat
Minor" by Chopin. "The Swan" by
Saint Saens was replete with wondrous
tenderness and liquid sweetness, while
the "Rondo Brilliant" was fascinating
in its pure limpid clearness and grace.
All in all the coocert was a marked
social and artistic success and we
inusio lovers of Grants Pass are
deeply grateful tot Miss Palmer for
another of these rare treats which in
ner great liberality she sees fit to
give ns so often.
G. P. H. S. News Notes 1
The Final Trv-Out
The final try-out has been held in
the grades for the purpose of choosing
the participants for the declamatory to fill his place. His special line of
proposition was from Sampson
of this city, who are success-
f-T operating a vinegar and spray
f'tj and are planning to add an
hoi plant to their establishment,
jonng men would put their fac-
fiod business into the cannery
panyon a fair valuation taking
for it in stock, on condition
they have the management of
new establishment. Sampson
!-. have built up a protflable busi-
pMd the vinesrar. snrav and Alnn.
brandies would be a bis faotor
batting the cannery on a navlnir
k The Sampson boys are kuown
of good business ability, honest,
itnons and temperate and are
Koachioitts. Mr. Meserve stated
rta had fnnnrt lha fa rmara nil
:" for a caunery nud willing
s-operate with the cirizuns nf
I... . . . .
rass in prttiog up the capital
f W the undertaking.
. Malboeuf, of Portland, dis
"'reitiht agent for the Southern
whs then called on to submit
""KUt rate that H comuanv
II I) n r n t m X
Everyone seems bosy.
Many have sold their cattle.
We are iorry1 to learn Mr. Johns is
E. M. Speocer expects to have bis
ditch completed" in a short time.
Spring is here at last with bloom
ing flowers and beautiful sunshine.
O. M. Knox is bosy getting ready
to Btart his saw mill in a short time.
Our postmistress, Mrs. Green,
made your city a business trip Monday.
Some are going into the dairy busi
ness, which will be a paying proposition.
S. B. Green and son Silva, were
pafsengers on the stage for Grauts
. Wool folk of Grauts Pass was a
visitor at Mrs. Green's Sunday, re
turning home Mouday.
Mr. Taylor will Boon have his new
house completed, ready for a cook.
Girls, don't all speak at ouce for lie
says he has his cook already
Tom Herriott lost his team in Ap
plegae Mondiiy. He was crossing
with a load of hay when the single
' tree broke, the horse drifted down
' among logs and were drowned.
Mr. He'rint had an unpleasant ex-
rieuce with his team. The horses
IfiA make for the cannery. He got frUhtened, started to run, break-
iuai me boatheru Puciho was ing te tongue in the stage, but with
thin willing lo meet the mti- the lines in Jiis hands Blue came to a
''tbi s,.ction of Rogm.' River, s'uiidstili. LITTLE PANSY.
6. Acres la Grants Pass)
Lays well tor sub-dividin into lots or aero
tracts. Fine soil suitable for Fruit, Ber
ries or Garden Trut k, in choice part of
the Cify. Just the place lor a suburban
i Lots and larse Barn
On G street not far from depot. This
's a SNAP as an investment. Kent of
'lif b rn will ay pood interest on the
W Xj. IEXj-A-ISriD
THE REAL ESTATE MAN
Grniinrl Floor. Onera House Block
, r- $
contest which will be held next week
on Wednesday and Friday evenings.
The first, second and third and the
sixth, seventh aud eighth grades will
hold their contest on Wedneiday even
ing, April 10, the fourth. fifth and the
High Scool on Friday evening. Those
to participate from the High School
have not yet been chosen as they have
not had their try-out. It willjproba
bly be held the first of next week.
From the central building, Fourth
grade, Alene Dunbar, and Marie
Farrel have been chosen. Fifth grade,
Kuth Huthaway aud Grace Getters.
Seventh grade. Merle Caldwell and
Mildred Churchill. Eighth grade,
Martha Tabor and Lester Coburn.
From the East building First irrade.
Ester Gilkey, Herbert Murray. Sec
ond grade, Jitumle Tuffs, Paul Day
and Oliver Moore. Third erade.
Winifred Gilkey and Horris Hair.
Foortb grade, Marie Edwards aud
Fifth grade Helen Love and Mil
dred Pool. Sixth grade, Sallie
Hughes, Oiline Sweetlaud and Herolri
Doxee. Those from the Riverside
being First grade, Rein Holdschmidt
aud Bessie Wells. Secoud grade. Ger
trude Eerley and Doris Russel.
Third grade, John Harmon. Fourth
grade, Vernon Harrington ttnd Lois
Britton aud from the Fifth tirade.
Lola Rehkopf aud Grace Keuney. All
are exceptionally fine iu declamation
and fie content promises to be a close
one. The medals have been received
aud are certainly a worthy rewrd for
the winner. A small admiosion will
he charged in order to defiay the ex
penses of the medals.
Report of Attende.nce.
No. days absent.... aTo1.,
No. dav utiexouHed i
No. days tardiness !t
No. of toy enrolled H4I
No. of girl enrolled :)Hi
Tdtil monthly enrollment. . . ?'.'.'
Total No. enrolled for year Ill '
Avhihlth dailv attendance l'r;
Per ctnt ot ntteudaiire ! 1
As coin ni red with t''e same montli
lant K'stioo, the above, r.pott flirws
di creafe of aoven in average riailr n
tendioce and a dec ease of it in totx)
numher enrol 'ed, to dut'. Ali d -cr
ae of 118 in number of diva ahs-M '
and of 10 in the number of cares I
'I've grt the Siring fever, a splitiia
My appetite's failing, tho' a toni-i 1
That oration doth haunt me, iiHunli't
else can I see.
If this lasts moch longer, oh. where
shall I be?
No rest for the weary, sleep I cannot.
Oh, the poor Senior! Who
We have now had our new rrinci
pal, Mr Snedicor for about two week
and I think no one is really sorry for library is aimi.lv ihorlrintf.
the change. We did
Mr. Harrison leave
but Mr. Snedicor is
not like to see
us, to be sure,
work is physics, as he is a specialist
in that study. That he is liked by
me pupils is without a doubt, as is
clearly shown by the pupils attitude
There has been great activity
among the members of the Second and
Third Year English classes, doriag
tne past week, each nna hu h.ion
writing a fairy tale, Dovel. or some
thing of the sort and the quantity of
paper need, to say nothing of the
quality of the production themsevles,
certainly ought to satisfy the teacher.
The Senior class is already nrenar-
ing for commencement; it is a good
showing for the High School that
there are Juet twice as many in the
class which gradnat.s this year, as
there were last year. In fact, the
class of 1907. which has aisht mum.
bers, will be the largeH which has
ever graduate since the Grants Pats
High School has had the regular
four years course. Fritz Dean is the
prusidmt and Annabella Leith the
secretary of this illnstrious clais.
Their colors are gold nd white.
Another new program has been
made ont for recitation periods. The
time of classes are changed somewhat,
out there is not much difference, only
drawing class, which was small
enongb in the first place, has been di
vided up Into three classes, which for
merly was one.
Hie bojrs seemed to have been
livened up by the nice warm weather
for at ii O't auy time outside of school
hours you eau see a crowd of boys
either jumping, vaulting, pnttiug the
sliot or k me other field day snort on
the school grouudi. The baeket ball
baskets hae also been moved from the
hall where they were during the rainy
weathr. to their old place in the
Or.r library ha again been endowed
with nnnrhfr addition of books, this
tini" fcith 24 volumes, of mostly his-
trrt, hy W. B. Khermnn. This arldi
tion is greatly appreciated by all con
cerned fur our lihrary, though fine for
scientific rearh an literature, is not
so good for history.
On Wednesday eveuing. Mai 1, W.
L. Findlty, preaideut of the Aadubou
Society of Or-gnn, wilt deliver a lec
ture in the High School Room on
'The Birds of Oregon." Without a
doubt it will be very instructive and
noum tie interesting to young and
Word has been received from our
form-r principal, A. E. Harrison aud
we were glad to hear that he likes
his work at Pendleton "very well. He
Iia4 six clasees dailv, three in algebra
envle and three in geometry.
Since the physics class has taken up
the study of electricity under Mr.
Snedicor, the sparking going on in the
DRAFT HORSES COM-
MAND FANCY PRICE
E. T. Judd Sell Trum of 2-Year
Old Percheron Horaea
E. T. Judd, the well known
breeder of Percheron horses of Tur
ner, Oregon, aud known to the
farmers of Rogue River Valley as a
popular speaker at the farmers iu
stitutes held in this Valley by Dr.
Withyoombe, of the Oregon Agri
cultural College, sold last eek for
cash a span of two-year old draft
horses for an even $700.3 This is en-
oouraging news to the farmers of
ON PLEASANT CREEK
Wicket rom Will Now
vote Hi Attention to
iI. A. Wiokstrom was in Grants
Pass this week with the final clean
up of his plaoer mine on Pleasant ,
creek, which was seut to the Mint
through (he First Natinal Bank.
Mr. Wickstrom, while he does not
state what the output amounts to says
it is the most satisfactory clean-op he
has yet had from that good paying
Mr. Wiokstrom with H. E. Fos-
Josephine county who are stockholders ter aud A. D. Nailor will engage
tne companies owninir th two In the aw 'milling hxatnau ti.o
Percheron stallions Imported last
year. To get 1350 for a two-year old
oolt is in marked contrast to the $125
that is the highest that can be had
for an average young farm horse that
is too small for a draft horse, too bis
for a saddle horse and too slow for a
roadster yet costs as moch for feed
aud care as does the big, high-nrioed
draft horse. From the enconraffintf
beginning, it now will be but a few
years until the farmers of this countv
will be selling many horses at from
$350 to $350 oaoh.
WILDE UVILLE 1
Pearl Sams has commenced a term
of school near Waldo.
We are having fine weather now.
Somewhat cool mornings.
Born To Mr. aud Mrs. Leo Sums.
on March 28th, a fine daughter.
Mr. Akers made a business trio to
Grants Pass Monday of this week.
Mr. and .Mrs. Holland made a btisi-
ness trip to Grants Pass Tuesday of
Charles McCaun and Co. have their
donkey engine hauled up to the saw
mill on Chaney creek.
They most Jiave seen some of the
pretty girls for they were seen on
their way home, all smiles.
We hear that Mr. Bonsman's leg
that waa broken about six weeks aso.
waa not mending very rapidly.
Leo Sams started Monday morning
ot this week to be timber, faller for
the saw mill uear Love's station.
Frod Lowe and John Tabor of
Grants Pasa made a flying trip in
this valley Tuesday of this week.
A few of the young folks attended a
party at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Stevenson Monday eveuing of
J. T. Roberaon of Wonder made a
business trip io this vicinity Tuesday
of this week. He reiwrt that he had
been having the grip.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Nickersou and
babe have moved on a ranch they re
cently purchased near the atage road
on what Ui I if lit be termed Jerome
Miss Minnie Zimmerman, whose
home is on Doer creek but has been
going to school in Grants Pass,- Is
visiting a few diys with her cousin,
Mies Maud Htiuipton.
have secured 10,000,000 feet of timber
about five miles southwest of Talent
and will commence active operations
as soon as tbe machinery, wbloh has
already been ordered, arrives. They
have purchased a mill with a capacity
of 30 000, feet per day, a 45 and a 60
H. P. boiler aud a 65 IL P. engine,
with two donkey engines and other
machinery for logging in the most
modern methods. They expect to be
able to oommenoe operations in about
Tbe firm is to be kuown as Foster.
Wickstrom and Nailor. H. A. Foe-
ter, general manager, J. A, Wick
strom at the head of logging opera
tions and A. D. Nailor in charge of
tbe saw mill operations. Although
they have reoeived some very good
offers for theii output thoy have not
as yet made their contracts.
Jury list for April, 1907 term.
E M Albright, Deering. !
J L Fryer, Grants Pass. j
E H Alien, Grauts Psaa.
J W Branch, Grants Pass. '
H M Brown, Kerby.
Robert Allison, Grants Pass.
H V Doxee, Grants Pass.
R Aobery, Grants Past. J
W O Benjamin. Plaoer.
Charles Berglund, Lelana.
R S Bratton, Grants Pass.
Joseph MoGaalin, Merlin.
Josehp Fetzner, Grants Pass.
W. G. Zimmerman, Dryden.
J M Briggs, Grants Pass.
D A Riobje, Grants Pass.
H L Reed, Murphy.
Joseph Sohmitt, Grants Pass.
L B Ruth, Grants Pass.
Wm. Sargent, Soluia.
J G Hiatt, Selma.
E L Bricker, Williams.
Fred Roper, Grants Pass.
Leonard Estes, Grauts Pass.
O P harvey, GrantsPass.
Frank Williams, Grauts Pass.
A II Daber, Grants Pass.
W L Ireland, Grauts Pass.
N Reynolds, Grants Pass.
George W Lewis, Jr., Grauts Pass.
M M Kohler, Waldo.
Mrs. Ellis, who lectures at the G.
A. R. hall four nights next week,
commencing Monday, comes with the
recommendation of Prof, Smith of the
Salem high school. Rev. J. S. MoCal
luui, pastor of the Christian church
at Etigeue, aud ninny other promi
nent men. Her lectures are models
of clear thinking, well ei pressed and
Indicate a thorough acquaintance of
thb subject of phrenology.
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