VOL. XXIII. GRANTS PASS CANNERY MUST BE BUILT Will Give the Farmer e Cnah Market a.nd the City e Larger Payroll. That Grants Pass is to have a fruit and vegetable cannery that it will be reaily to handle a pa.k 'his reason ia t certainty for the Fruit Growers Union and the Commercial Club will bjck the nndertaking until it ia put cd a strong financial foundation and beiu a position to become a success. Tim committee appointed by the Com Bjfrcial Club is working early and late to get the details closed op. Articles of incorporation, with H. C. Kinney, L. B. Hall and Herbert C. Sampson as incorporators, have been prepared by Attorney H. D. Norton, of the committee, and have been filed with the secretary of state. The or gamzatlon is to be known as the Grants Pass Canning Company and has a capital stock of f 15, 000 in shares of $25 each. At a meeting Monday of the managing committee. gnD'-'ommnrees were appointed to canvass for the sale of the stock, they being as follows : H. C. Kinney and Joseph Moss for North Grants Pass, Lee Calvert and W. T. Cobnrn and G. R. Riddle and T. P. Cramer for Sonth Grants Pass and Charles Me erve and Herbert Sampson for the oounty. The committees are having good success and it is expected to have the majority of the stock sub icibed by next week when a meeting of the stockholders will be held and officers for the company elected. Options have been secured on fonr desirable traots for the cannery and so soon as the directors are chosen they will purchase one of these traots and at once rush the completion of (he bnilding and Installing the equip ment to have the cannery ready for operation by July 1st. As the raising of $15,000 is no small I tasfe for Grants Pass and Josephine coonty with their limited population and wealth it will have to be a case of everybody help to get this industry started that will mean so much to the prosperity of the entire county. The cannery will pay cash for all the pro duce it buys and the farmes who are stockholders will be given the prefer ence and if this supply is sufficient then none will be bought of outsiders. The Grants Pass Canning Company will have advantages not had by another cannery company in Oregon for making a financial sticoess of its onnVrtaing for it will not depeid alone on canning fruits and vegetables with the plaut idle half of the year tut will carry on other industries that will keep it in operation every work day in the year. These addi tional industries will be the making of cider, cider mist, sweet grape joice. jlly, jam, preserves, pickles, viurgur. lime-snlphiir and arsenate of had spray solutions and denatnrt d alcohol. The aclohol and arsenate of lead plants will nor be pat in until next year, but all the other prcducta ill be put up this season GRANTS PASS. JOSEPHINE COCJNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 1907. No. 3. WORK ON BOX FACTORY SOON TO COMMENCE Mills Now Cutting the Lumber, ar.d When Delivered Carpen ter W ill Go to Work. The Courier is able to annouce that there is no uncertainty about Grants rass getting the seoond box factory. Tne Grants Pass hustlers will be re warded for their wora and the money tha' i bey put up to secure this flue ad dition to the city's payroll bv henrino. this factory's encouraging whiHtle, about the middle of .T,m tv, whistle will create a Jar on the nf rves of the knockers and when the cannery wniscie mows about the first of Jnlv they will be brought to realize that Grants Pass is no place for them and they will either have to join the pro cession of progress or leave for a more congenial residence place. . Work on the new box factory will oegun as soon as lumber can be had from the country mills, whose out for this season has been contracted for by Mr. Johnson for Mr. Warren, the California man who will put on the factory. If the present dry weather continues it is expected that the teams will begin hauling lumber by the first of May and then the work of erecting the buildings will be begun at once. To get this factory with its Payroll of over 100 reqnired some rustling for Medford and Glendale were eligible loations and were after it. To secure it for Grants Pass it was necessary to buy the ground for building and lum ber yards. The 20 acres reqnired and which lies east of the Pine Ntedle Factory, was bought of Lee Calvert for $3500. This money was raised by a Commercial Clnb committee. A Clnb dinner will be served in the G. A. R. hall by the Kpworth League, Wednesday evening, April 24th, from 5 to 8 p. m. for the .benefit of the piano fund. Come and bring your friends. 4-19 It CELEBRATION COMMITTEES ARE APPOINTED Medford Ball Tee.cn Engaged to Ple-y With Grants Pass on July 4th. Takilma tribe, I. O. R. M.. who have undertaken the arrangement and management of a grand Fourth of July celebration for Grants Pass are work ing industriously to that end and are planning many novel and entertaining features which will be announced later. The Medford band has been engaged to furnish music for the day and the Medford ball team will be here to cross bats with the local team. As Grants Pass has not held a celebra tion for several years the event is looked forward to with added interest and anticipation. The Commercial club, throngh its executive committee has passed a resolution endorsing the action of the Red Men and signify Hieir willingness to assist energetic ally to make the celebration a thorough success. The following committees have been appointed by the Rediuen Executive: Geo. S. Calhoun, Thomas Giltuote, D. E. Dotson, W. O. Thrasher, G. D. Williams. Finance: Dr. J. C. Smith, August fetsch, W. H. Fallin, Jos. Moss, Ed, Tryer. Advertising: P. P. Proctor, Geo. S. Calhoun, T. Y. Dean. Program, grounds, fire-worki execu tive committee. Parade: W. G. Thraher, Robert eatcti, A. D. Knight, Geo. Finoh. bports: P. P. Proctor, D. E. Dct- son.rrea Koper, W. T. Coburn, Geo. r incn. a. ........... G. P. H. S. News Notes On April 10th and 12th the de clamatory contests were held The Mavnzanita Heights. Mrs. Mary Thompson, owner of Manzaoita Heights, is a woman of progre'sive ideas, intense enthusiasm and an abiding faith iu Grants Pass. Although she has been a resident of this place only since last October, Mrs. Thompson has invested in property in different parts of the county, one piece being the Nelson tract of 84 acres on Iowa street, which she has named Manzmita Heights aud will place on the market, the first ale of lots being on May 15, when the tract will be formally opened. The easy pay mint plau which is iu vogue iu so many parts of 'he east has been adopted aud an initial payment of $0 with subsequent monthly payments of a like amount secures a Jot, thus mailing it easy to own it location for a home. Mis. TliOiupS' n is very enthusiastic in regard to the possibilities if Grants Pass and b'lieves that the city hisailihHiiaMir.il advantages which k! onM make it t'i" li g o;tv uf S l it h- Piano miKie whil ynn eat, special "" O.vgon. but i. order to beanie f'ature of the Clob dim er, giveu ;,H important itv Grants Ps April S4th, o to p. m., G. A. K. 0 1 lr,v,, to li'y ".irto pny lal, jl( t j.'Hlonsi s and all pi II toucher for the ' inibuU liug o' the city. Hie ladies x.ei r.sinie i ran sir rs, I J A. Kifhunati AdnM'iistrnt.'r, to An:-.-t Frt-ch. Lots 7. Sand, in T;leti schools bad been divided into four classes: Class 1, comprising the first, second and third grades ; class 2, the fourth, and fifth grades ; class three, the sixth and seventh, and eighth grades and class four, the fonr classes of. tbe High School. Preliminary contests had been held and one or two pupils from each grade chosen to rep resent that grade in the final contest. The oontests were held in the High School assembly room, which was completely filled both nights. A gold medal was awarded to the beBt speaker iu each class. They were won by Percival Schmidt in olass 1 j Helen Love, class 2; Mildred Chnr chill, class 8 and Ethel Riggs in class 4. The programs were as follows: Class 1 "Grandma's Augel," Bessie Wells. "My Ma, She knows." Paul Day. "One Two, Three, " John Harmon. "The Gingham Don and the Calico Cat," Horace Hair. "Graudma's Spectacles." Esther Gilkey. "My Kitty and I," Doris Russel. 'Oor Hired Girl," Itha Banfleld. "My Dead Dolly", Gertrude Ker ley. "As One man to Another," Herbert Murray. "The Little boy who ran away," Reiuhold Schmidt. "Goin' Barefoot," Jimmy Tuffs. "Seein tilings at night." Winfield Gilkey. Moore. Class 3. "Exhibition Day," Mildred Chur chill. "The Yankee Girl," Sally Hughes. "Widow B'dott's poetry," LoU Rehkopf. "Little Tommy at t'ie dime Mu seum, Martha labor 'As S-en from the Pit ." Merle Caldwell. "The Time Bell's Story," Hailod Doxee. "Jane Jones," Grace Kenney. "Tonssaint L. Oveiture, " Lester Coburn. "A Sermon to the .S Btt-rs." Irene Darniclle. "Sam's Letter, "Arline Sweetland. city. also could lia'e a uriat pun in msk- h -t Fetich, Lots ' 1 . T. S. lii" Mmv Faio was inal tlironuh he I:m1 Esiatt; Agencv of .Tosih M '- s..h him for b iraiiiH. Oil: u II St net. : nig J I (' ' ro iih li y mi re attr mine in ap- ;! tV s ma!; a f:ivori le .-ion urou tit- stra'.ge:s who i fie f r the tits' turn . 1 K 11 t 111' Ap-il ?4t'.. , pi-Hal S j, .. Chili dinner A StocK Ranch 01 acres located in a very fertile valley in the mountains, two m'ies from country r tore, postotllce (daily iniil) anil telephone office iconld have farme's' 'phou-1 in the house if w tnted) . 110 t now under in igtio i, has new ditch surveyed that will cover tn arre.i more. SH icre imw in alfalfa, timottiy and clover from h th can t).. cn. 300 ro 40 1 ton nf hav per year Finest outrange f,r stock in SOUTHERN OREGON. Well assorted family or '''art nd tie lot of hemes. Spl-ndid 9-room hoose (built ia 1W4. well paiuied, ei" lawn and an abundance of roses and other ft w ri. Two l.rge barns, one 22il00 feet with It? feet shed on two si iea !ne ()tler 22xS0 feet with sheds attached. This is an exe tiunal proposition for anv one desiring to engage in the stock bu-lnew. The aI)(1 jg aigo adapted to APPLES and PEARS, lne wafer riKt,t alone is wotth'more than is being asked for the place. Price cnlyflt) per acre. Will give time on one-half of price. "W L. IRELA1TD THE REAL ESTATE MAN Ground Floor, Opera House Block responded to by quotations about trees and ending with a debate on "Re solved, That the Freshmen are not as green as they appear." The affirma tive was supported by two freshmen and the negative was upheld by two sophomores; quite au amusing de bate was the result. School was then dismissed about an hour earlier than usual; as the afternoon was very pleasant, this arraogement was most pleasing to both teachers and pupils. The High School pupils went through the terrible ordeal of having their pictures taken twice on Tuesday afternoon. The first time all tbe pnpiU in the central building were assembled on the school ground where they were told to "look pleasant" while the operation was performed. The second time the H. S. was taken by itself. It was not nearly so hard however, to have the pictures taken as it was to go back indoors to lessons for the remainder of the afternoon. Some things that, are worrying the Seuiors: Oratious; graduation gowns; final exams. Junior Poem. By a High School Student. The Freshman respects all the Seniors, He regards them with awe most pro found, And whenever he. clmucea to meet one, He bows himself down to the ground. And the Soplios too, they make an im- pressiuu, As anyone clearly cau hhh. "He's Scotch as he can be, " Oliver i Tim' th Snnh iri. ,n,i, ,. bluster Tells the Fiexhiu.'U "gust look at me. " But when it comes to the Juniors, The Seuiors juot drop out of sight, As tbe twinkling stars are extin guished, Wlitntliesuu sheds alinal its great light. So I w.irn you, don't be imposed on, For it will not he long now to wit, Till next yiar and then you cjii honor A-) you will have to "The class of (IM. " To hnv.' tlieir iiienire takiutwire. d-d not he in to ratisfy the Btta Gamuia lioja, so this socieiy hud their ! picture lakeu s-tmrate just alter the Class 2 j Hil) School w is tut en tolleetively. "The La-t hymn." Mildred Poole, i Whil- iho p, rforrimme was going ou. "Litile ;Steevie," Kuth llathawny. 1 Mr. 'luiner stood at au upstairs "The Freckld Face I Girl, " M trie ; u . ,. ... ,-,w ,i. iu l were all i iht, had their I amis out of COMMERCIAL CLUB BACKS FRUIT GROWERS In War on Pests &nd Favors Strict Enforcement of Law Compell ing Trees to Be Sprayed. Kami I. "The Smack in School," Marie Edwards. "The Kitten of t'ie Regiment," Aliene Dunbar. "The King's Kiss" GMoe Ji tiers. " Entertaining her Sister's Beaa, " Lois Prittiu. "The Dead Dollv," Hutu Willia'iis. "The (Juardlau Aug I, " Helen Love. "The Visitor," Vernon H irrintgnn. Class 4 "On the Irish Disturbance Bill." Genevieve Patillo. "The Shepard s Trophy," Ethel Riggs. 'The Combat in the Arena," Km in a Loughridge. "Why Destroy our Government?" Nini Paddock. Some time between now and circus day a meeting of tbe board will be held iu which it is said that the sojierintendent will bring up the matter of a holiday for the c'.rcns. as be and tbe teachtrs are very anx ious to see the elephant. On Friday afternoon, April 12th the Second Rhetorical Divisioo gave its last program for this school year. As that was Arbor day the program'par took somewhat of that nature, be- Wa,t.t.. n m 1 1 txxtttttttttt11 ginniDg with a roll call which was llieir pockets, their feet in a not too prom merit place ami to see tliat the litile lellows behaved. At the same time the ariixt who was to take the pieiuie-i, stood iu front, with his ap larams. watching a chance, with his ei(ile e e. wl.en he could record their angelic countenance with all having i their pretties smiles and Mr. Patrick i was also there. He stood in the rejr Iwith a b'ooui, so as to k-ep from j laughiug as if the plate would crack ! if they did. This picture was taken for the purpose of giving the hoys a ! slight remembrance iu order to recall , the days gone by, although after it was over, and the deed done, most of jthe boys were sorry, as they thought they could remember all they wanted 'to of their illustrious schoolmates ; without a picture to be continually ' staring them in the face. As the weather has again improved ; and tbe sun shines forth in all its splendor once more, a "High tchool ! picnic has been planued if tbe ( weather permits it will be on this . conjing Saturday for' a future date would be too risky. This is only tbe ; third time that a picnio has been planned but this one will be carried out, if the sou will only shine. A meeting of the executive com mittee of the commercial Club was neiu lliursady afternoon at the Club room, with President L. B. Hall, committeemen H. L. Gikley, R. W. Clark, G. S. Calhonn, O. 3. Blanch ard, h. V. Smith, E. L. Churchill, rred D. Eisman and Secretary H, T a j . u. Auurews present. A request was read from the president of the Alaska- Yukon-Seattle exposition asking that the Club pass a resolution endorsing that fair, which was done. Mr. EisuiBuu, on bahalf of tha fruit growers, stated that while the "or cnards and the fruit trees in the towns of Josephine county were being sprayed more generally this year than ever before since the rests appeared yet there was a disposition on th part of a few to evade the law and allow their fruit trees to continue to be breeding places for pests that would swarm into the orchards of farmers who were trying to raise mar tetable fruit. He asked that the Commercial Club, as representing the business men and taxpayers of Grants Pass, give their endorsement to the fruit inspector and the oounty oonrt in having the fruit pest Jaws rigidly enforced. Mr. Eisman's niotiou was strongly supported by Mr. Clark, Mr. Blauchard, Mr. Gilkey, and President Hull aud it carreid by the full vote of the committee. R. A. N. Reymers, president of the Grants Pass Fruit Growers Union, J. H. Robinson, a director of the Union and Charles Meservw, secretary of the Union aud oounty fruit inspector, were present as was also Martin Angel, who came from Hood River last Fall and has leased the Diiumick orchard, aud on invitation of President Hall, each poke on the needs of the oo-operation of the citizens of Grants Pass with the fruit growers iu having the laws enforced for the checking of the froit pests, and they heartily appreciated the action of the Club in giving its support iu the work of building up the fruit industry that is soon to be one of the biggest wealth producers in Josepbiue county. Spray Pumps, Spray Hose aud Spray material at Cramer Bros. COUNTY COURT' HOLDS TWO SESSIONS Commissioners Meet to Audit County Bills and Tran sact Business. Court mot, Wednesday, April 8, 1U07, there being preseut Hen. Ste phen Jewell, judge; M. A. Werts, commissioner; S. F. Cheshire, clerk, and W. J. Russell, KhorsrT. Report of county Board of Road Viewers on petition of P. B. M. Bur rows for conuty road iu Section 1, Twp 87, S R 6 W granted. V. L. Jcnes, appointed supervisor of Road district No. 8. in, place of R. A. N. Reyuier, who failed to qualify. Petition lof H. O. Williams, et al for alteration of County road be tween Plaoer and Lelaud coming ou for reconsidt ratiou, said petition is d.uried. Duplicate oounty warrant ordered to issue in the so in of fl8.50 dupliate of warrant No. 1013, dated August KUh, 1899, to be delivered to J. M. Chiles on his filing a sufilciont bond of in demnity. Appropriation to iudigeut soldiers . fuud made and warrant ordored to is sue to H. B. Alverson, oommader of Gen. Logan Post No. 89, Grants Pass, Oregon, in the sum of i0 for the year 1907. Report of W. J. Russell, sheriff on 190S tax roll examined and approved. Liquor license issued to Calvin Busby for a period of. three months iu the town of Placer. Following bill were allowed : II Day. wrk on roads I 9 AO ' Al Mathews, wrk on rds 4 80 Frank Wilcox, wrk on rds 47 00 Williams Bnoll, wrk on rds. ... 4 00 Wun.Huggerth, wrk on rds 34 00 11 Li Wilson, wrk on rds 7 00 G Karg, writ on rds (1 00 Arthur Houck, wrk on rds 13 00 Frauk Houck. wrk on rds 13 00 A A Porter, wrk on rds 3 00 Win Woodson, wrk on rds 34 00 Jacob' Harpster, wrk rds 10 00 John Johnson, wrk rds 20 00 John Jewell, wrk on rds 13 00 II H Stephens fe son, wrk rd. . . . 27 95 William Jewell, wrk rds 6 00 William Light, wrk rds 100 75 A Li hspuy, blacksmith rds. ... 29 90 Geo Farlelgb & son, wrk rds. . 84 00 Gen Oronk. burial of imoner... 6 00 J K Yetter, care Co hospital... 349 il C F Lnvelaoe, 1 day view rds. . 4 00 F V Stevenson, 1 . day view rds 4 00 Arlio Bunch, wrk rds 23 00 I) E Dotson, assist assessor.... 13 AO N Reynolds, Tax rebate 3 2S r. in 11 Uentnor, wrk rds 03 110 (Continued on pago Two. ) Treat Yourself to a Good Bed iSpring. Don't tli ink you are Bollish just because you want to sloop c-oinfortaUy. The better you sleep the bettor you'll work, and bo bettor naturod too. What's the use of continuing' to put up with a "sagged in the middle" or rickety, noisy old bod spring when you can buy a really good ono for so mmmmMmmsmmmmiLm n little money. Call at our store, and ask' to be shown the Carbonized Steel lied Spring. You needn't buy unless you want to, you needn't keop if you do buy unless you want, but you will want to and you will thank us for calling your attention to it. We can furnish you bed springs in many styles, and a groat variety of prices suiting any purse. ALWAYS SOLD QUALITY GUAR. AN TEED. Furniture and Car pets, Linoleums, I. are Curtsins, Por tieres, M ultreA-Hf, I'illcjwi, ( on, Wall Paper, t.lo k, MirrurK, Window Shades, Picture, 1'ii.tuie Moulding. R. H. O'Neill THE HOUSEFUWISHER Front St., bat. 6 and 7 Stoves and Ranges, Oraniteware, Axteware, Tinware, Wood tinware, Willowara, Cutlery, Crockery, Lamps, (ilaaswsrt, Fancy China, Go-Carta, Maby Carrtaga.