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ROGUE RIVER COURIER. GRANTS PASS. OREGON, JULY 5, 1907.
Fancy Creamery Butter,
Fruits and Vegetables,
Mason and Economy
Flour and Feed.
Here's 'God tpeed the plow
Long life and iccceca to the
Wanted More news from tbe upper
country, especially Lao re 1 Grove.
PROBLEM FOR FRUIT
Continued from page 1
418 0 Street, - Grants Pass
Near Palace Hotel
Meaara. Verner Daniel and Clarence
Wynant have been Working for 0.
P. Qnntner, haoling hay.
O, yea, "Eben", I have been won
daring myself, what had become of
"Red Cloud," "Mont" and"Windy"
Too warm for them I snppose.
Geo. Walter has juat completed 40
rod I of flume.
Mr. and Mra. Banal Burrow visited
with the latter' brother Sunday
O. C. Wynant waa at the Paaa
Monday on business.
Mr. and Mra. Fred Rader of Chioo,
Cal., are visiting with tbe Mra.
Kader's parent! at preaent and it ia
reported that they intend to remain
one year at leaf t.
Wm. Bull baa been working on the
Irrigation dltcb of this plaoe.
Everybody attended the celebration
both 4th and Oth ot and report a fine
"Let the wealthy and great
lioll in splendor and state,
I envy them not deolare it,
1 eat my own lamb,
My chickeus and ham,
I aliear my own fleece and I wear it.
I have lawni, I have bo era
I have frait, I have flower,
The lark 1 my morniug alarmer,
So my jolly boy, now,
Tbe Takllma Smelter 1 ronnlng
now in full blaat.
Herman Borgman wai aeen on our
streets Friday evening.
Bret Hose and Miss Anna Valen
were riding on our streeet Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Eggers called on
the Valen family Saturday.
Ed Strong and Miss Delia Valen
visited at tbe stuelter Thursday even
ing. Everyone is busy getting ready for
Mr. and Mra. Mike McBriely were
at Takllma Friday Mas Mamie
Shielgh and Mies Anna Salgle made
Takilrna a visit Sunday.
A Quick Recovery.
Not unlike tbe miracles perfortind
in the land of Oalilue was the effect
of the deciaiou that the new "credit"
syttem for convicts waa retroactive in
effect npou Chare MoArthur,
oolored, who waa serving a five-year
sentence for robbery, from Jospebiue
County. MoArthur was committed
October 11, 1903,and, under the old
system uf computing credit time,
would have bad to serve at least
another year. Computed under the
new law, which allows ronvits two
months' credit for each year of bla
term for good behavior, McArtbnr's
term expired Friday. He has been on
the sick list for several months and
was nnder treatment in the prison
hospital, unable to get around with
out the aid of crutches.
Friday morning, however, when
MoArthur was hobbling about the
ward npen bis cratches, be was in
formed thatt his time was up, and the
effect was electrical.
His eratwhile solemn and woebegone
oountenance beamed with the radianoe
of noondav sun, he threw aaide
his cratches and lost no time In pack
ing his belongings and putting in an
appearanoe at tbe front office to secure
his discharge. Although the lunch
hoar was at' hand be did not tarry
long enough 1p partake of a free
parting meal, bat caught the first
trolley car for tbe . city. Jndge
Galloway's deoiaion bad accomplished
more in the healing of McArthor
bodily ailments in five minutes than
all of Dr. Shaw's apothecary oint
ments in as many months.
IN SHOWING COODS
The clerk Is liolpod materially In making sales
If ho Ciin show his goods under a bright light. The
customer gets a bettor Idea of the purchase she
Is making and as a consoquenco the store gets
more of her money. This Is not only theoretical,
It Is practically true.
Good light helps to soil Rood goods and the
best light Is Electric light The Eotimate Man is at
your service 'Phono for him.
OON1RARY to popular impression, the Electric Meier in the most
perfoi t uiul accurate measuring instrument. It measures the Electricity
that pass.' tliroug it with greater accuracy than the average watch
measure time, but like.the watch it is delicate, ami needs to be cleaned,
repaired and adjusted sometime several times a year.
Electrlo Meters do uot get out of order very often t if they are not
woru out, ) ami wheu they do they more frequently register in favor of
the consumer than iu favor of the company.
We will test our I'ou-ouiers meters at frequent interval tf.ee o
charge) that they may register correctly, and ttiat there may 1 uo casus
If a iMiimimer thinks bis bill too large, please uotify us at once and
we will gladly do all we can to ascertaiu the facta ami make all ueces
stry correction; If the consumer thinks his bill too small, kindly recip
rocate, by uotifyiug us.
If the consumer think bis meter Incorrect, we shall be glad to take
it out and test it in hi preaeuce with an iuatromeut so simple tliat any
one cau understand it If the teat shows that the meter has been register
ing iueortvetly agaitisth lm, we will cheerfully rebate accordingly.
We are especially dttiiroa that our customers thonld learu to read
their owu meter o that they may verify the ivrrectuemt of our bills.
The reading of a meter ia very simple when you ouce understand it, aud
our employes will gladly explain the same to auyoue.
We are very desirous of giving good service aud satisfaction to the
public and are at your service dav and night; during the day time call
at our office ou K Street, or telephone la.
At Year Service,
Condor Water & Power Co.
President Briggs made a frank state
ment of tbe condition in which the
Association was plaoed by the care
lessness and diahonesty of some ot the
members and be admonished tbe
members that they must raise the
standard of their pack or tbe reputa
tion of their fro it woo Id be rained
and profitable prices would be a thing
of the past He stated that when in
Portland list week he was shown at
wholesale booses handling Ashland
fruit cups of cherries that weighed
but 10 ounces and many that weighed
bot 11 to 15 ounce and few that
weighed the full pound Strawber
ries, loganberries and other berriea
were in plenty that were both short
weight and that were faced with fine
berries on top and had frait so in
1 ferior in the center and bottom as :o i
be almost oulla. He announced that
unless a better pack wai pat op that
Manager Johu-.on would be compelled
to have every box opened aud iu
ejected and then classed in the grade
it warranted aud sold accordingly.
This would make au added expense to
ihe Association and a loss to the care
less and dishonest growers. On invi
tation of President Briggs Charles
Meserve attended the meeting and ad
dressed the members on the successes
and failures of the Grants Pats Frait
Growers Association in handling frait
and lalso 2 his observations on the
methods employed by the Hood River
and other progressive frait grower
associations. By way of encouraging
the members of the Ashland Assooia
tion Mr. Meserve stated that every
other association had bad to contend
against tbe dishonesty and careless
nesa of the growers and also the
swindling on the part .of many
dealers. It was the experience of
every association on being organized
and handling fruit onder easy going
rules that one-foorth of the mem
bers would put up an honest, perfect
pack, two-fourths would pack well
and honest if they knew how and
oue-fonrth would take every advaot
age through dishonest methods. It as
thus necessary in getting a new
association on a successful working
basis with a good ttanding in the
markets that the boneat one-fourth
educate the ignorant, careless two
fourths in bow to grow, pick and
pack fruit so that the purchaser will
not be deceived and would get fall
value for bis money, and then on the
dishonest one-fourth enforce rigid
rales that will make them do their
part iu eoabling tbe association to
command the 'confidence of the buyers
aud of the pshlio and to put up a
pack that would bring the highest
I price in the best markets. Fruit
j bearinng an association label has come
to stand for the hiuheat quality juat
I aa butter from the creamery iu its
j handsome label aud cleauly appearance
ranks above the ftrui butter with its
untidy louks and uucertaiu qnality.
: Association packed fruit is always
ivgeu the reference by the hi dealers
and by the best class of cuhuiuits for
they .expect that each box will be
eiactly full wdght and that the mid
dle layer will b. as good as the bot
tom layer and that the bottom layer
will equal the top layer iu size and
appearance. To tl.in c'us-t of havers '
niittliti la h!1 iimiI i'Iu. i iiinti.4 ij rintli.
ilia. When thev n.iut u handsome.
perfect, -delicat'i flavored and high
colored apple, peir, ea.'li or grape to
place on Iheir dinner or b.uuiuct table
they hr-itato uot at tlm price It is
the box of fruij that h offered to
them at four bi:s that they fear and
decline. Short weight boxes raustn
los to the growers on freight an 1
express charges for shipment are
seldom weighed in car loads the rule
of the companies being to weigh a
sample lot of the boxes and compute
trie toi il weight fr in tl at Ai d us
they always select the heivicst Ions
their tot.d in always more than the
actual weight of the consignment.
The dishonest fruit shipper is also
liable another loss and that is a fine
for selling short weight packages for
under the new Oregon food law this
offense Is "puuishahle by a heavy fine.
Mr. Meserve advocated thatiu ad
vertising Hogoe Kiver fruits that it
be not Ashland peaches, Medford pears
nor Grants Pass apples, but that it all
be labeled and advertised aa Rogue'
Rivet fruit. The soil, climate and
other conditions are exactly the tame
in the sections of Rogue River Valley
about Grant Pasi, Medford and
Ashland prodece fruit of the same
high quality and it should all be
classed ;he stmo. With each associa
tion labeling their fruit Rogoe River
au4 each of the towus boosting for
Rogue River the work of advertising
the frait and the other prodnctioui
aud the advautages of thi most
favored Valley will be lessened one
half In cost and made four fold more
The fullest cooperation should a No
be practiced by all the fruit grower
association in th Valley in the
marketing of fruit and the purchasing
BASE BALL NOTES
The ball games 'ot the 4th and 6th,
between the Medford and A. A. C.
team were two of the most one-sided
games playod on the local diamond
this season and were disappointment
to the large crowd who witnessed
there, as these were being looked for
ward to aa the bett games of tbe
season. The game of the 4tb waa
probably tbe most disappointing to
tbe Grants Pass -people a tbe Local
team were certainly off and didn't
play tbe game that they generally
nnf. nn. And when the clouds of
battle bad cleared away it was very
evident that they were badly
"skinned", tbe s.we standing 12 to
i. in Mndford's favor " The Kame of
the 6th wai jut a little mora one
sided than tbe one of the 4th bot it
was Medford's turn to get a good
wolloping, this time and they cer
taioly got theirs, aa the Grauts Pass
boy were determined to give them a
dose of the same 'stuff that wai banded
to them the day before and Medford
decided that they were not so many
after all. The score was worse thi
time in favor of Grauts Pass 14 to 1.
Medtord didn't get their one little run
till the last of the 9th, after two men
were down so it is plain to do seen
bow near it came to being a shut-out
The same teams have their last
gaine of the season at Medford thia
next Sunday and it is to be hoped that
ther do a little better this time and
both play ball at the same time.
Quite a number of the Grants Pass
fans are planning to go to Medford
to aee this game.
The game at Ashland last Sunday
between the A. A. C. and Ashland
teams was a merry-go-roand for
Grants Pass, there being nothing to
it, the score being 8 to 1 in favor of
Grants Pass. The Ashland boys are
now singing that old song that oar
great grandfathers used to sing, "if it
waan't for that pitcher we could skin
them," but nevertheless "that pitch
er" didn't have anything to do with
the eight errors which are marked np
agaiuat them, while the Grants Paaa
boys aide of the score book shows that
their part of the game was free of er
rors. The Ashland pitcher struck out
six men while Pernoll struck pot 10.
H. D. Norton, returned home
Saturday from a business trip to
Portland and Tacoma.
J. Levy and wife of Los Angeles ar
rived Wednesday to stay for a week
with tbe Woolridge family.
L. Newton and family and R.
Thompson of Thompson Creek spent
the 4th in town.
Mrs. Sarah Strong of Myrtle Point
arrived here thia week to attend the
fnneral of her brother, Willie Bonis,
(he will return next week.
Two days celebration coming on
he busiest days of the week for the
Courier was a little too much for the
foroe from editor to devil and the
paper this week is issued considerably
later than usual. There are, how.
ever, no more celebrations Bi-hednled
for aeveral months.
CRUSHED TO DEATH
IN RAILROAD YARDS
Sudden and Untimely Tate of Ed.
Inlow, Early Sunday Mor
ning at Ashland,
Edward E. Inlow, well known
and reapected yoong man, employed
by the Southern Pacific Company for
some time past with the car inspect
ing forces in the railroad yards in
Asbland, was cruahed to death on the
rail under a freight car, where he
was working, early Sunday morning.
A force of men is constantly employed
night and day inspecting the cars of
all freight and passenger train pass
ing through on the Shasta ruute and
testing the wheels, brakes, etc. Mr.
Inlow was employed on the night
shafts and had gotten nnder a freight
car, aud started at work repairing a
brakebeam which had dropped down.
He failed to place his lantern as a
warning signal to the switching crews
engaged in tbe yard and shortly the
switch engine moved the train and
the car under which Mr. Inlow
was working. Tbe latter waa caught
and terribly crashed from the hips
downward. He was taken to the
sanitarium, bnt died about two hour
after the accident, exhibiting Ja forti
tude, the doctors say, rarely fonnd
under similar circumstances.
The deceased was in the 36th yar
of his age and is survived by a wife,
and two little girls.
TTvey var and wear and
Levi Strauss & Co,
Passenger Car Jumps the Track.
The rear truck of tbe last car of
the second section of passenger train
No. 16, a day coach, slipped off tha
rail just as the train was approaching
Clawson station, four miles south of
Ashland Sunday night, at 8:40 o'clock
and the wheels bumped along the ties
for two or three hundred yards be
fore the train was brought to a stand
still. Just before tbe train was stop
ped. Rev. Charles L. Engle, a Baptist
evangelist who was a passenger from
Sacramento en route to Portland, be
coming frightened, climbed oat of
a car window and just as be jumped
the car swerved and be was thrown
under the wheels and ground to death.
The car stopped within a few feet of
where the maDgled body lay aoross
the track. It was taken to the rail
road headquarters at Ashland, where
Rev. F. N. Baker, the psator of the
Baptist church was oalled to identify
the remains. Rev. Engle. who has a
family residing In Portland.
ducted services in Aehland'last Winta
after the holiday season. He also bet;
meetings at Talent and valley poind
and afterward went to Arizona fe.
try the climate for a bronchi
trouble. Mr. Baker had a card fro.
him at Santa Barbara and it ia Mp.
posed he was en . route back to hit
home in Portland where his wife aaj 1
three children reside. They V(R ,
of the husband and father's death,
Rev. Mr. Engle was aged aboatu '
r. - T- 11 f.
years, .uiuuor xteuugg came np ftoj
Gold Hill to hold ao inquest betot, f -the
body is shipped to Portland- f
He Fired the Stick
"I have fired tbe walking stick I'n
carried over 40 years, on account of i
sore that resisted every kind of treat
ment, nntil I tried Bncklen'a Arnia
Salve; tbat has healed the aoraaoj
made me a happy man," writea Jobi
Garrett, of North Mills, N. C Guar,
anteed for Piles, Burns, etc., by aQ
Dosfneu Cannot Bt Curtd
by local applications, aa they cannot
reach the diseased portion of tbe ear.
There ii only one way to ;ours deaf
ness, aud that is by constitutional
remedies. Deafness is caused bra
inflamed condition of the mocou
lining of the Eustachian Tube. Who
thia tube is inflamed ou have i
rambling sound or imperfect hearing,
and when it ia entirely closed, dnf
ness is'the result and unless the in.
flammation can be taken out and thia
tube restored to Its normal conditio,
bearing will be destroyed torero;
nine oases out of 10 are caused bj
Catarrh, which is nothing bat ii
inflamed oondition of the mnoou
We will give $100 for any cue of
Deafneai (caused by catarrh) that can
not be onred by Hall's Catarrh Care,
Send for circulars, free.
V. 3. CHENEY S CO., Toledo.
Sold by Druggists, 7So.
Take Hall's Family Pills for consti
pation. Th old reliable The Weekly Orefonlu
of paper, bnxes and other supplies.
there should be the freest oniifidMnr-
and harmony between the associations
in aiding earn oiber in securing mar
ketf nml H-CHiUininir the standing nf
leilers. To get a fruit train put ou
For Rogue River Vallev is a need th"f
soon must be secure! from the rail-
road company. So rapidly are the fruit
shipments increasing each year that it
is certain that by next year a special
tr.iin will be warranted at least once
or twice a week during the shipping
8'iison. Getting fruit through to the
East in ti e quick time of a special
train would bring a saving tn the
grower for the fruit would arrive iu
better condition and iu the early part
of the season when the fancy prices
are ou the decline each dav's delay
means a los to the growers. As early
frait hai to be ie.nl each day longer
that a caris on the road adds to that
eitvtiso. The time is not distnut
when 1 1 fruit shipments from
R gne Kiver Valley, will go up into
the thousand of can each seasou and
to market this immense quantity to
the best advantage will be a problem
to the growers. The East will al
ways be one of our best markets but
nuder the present looee sstem of ship
ments from m ist of the fruit districts
it is a freqneut occurrence for a city
to be glutted with fruit aud the prices
go ruinously low. To avoid this dis
ater t'm Rogue River associations
should have a man stationed in
Chicago to keep in close touch with
all the markets and make the sales
All cars of fruit would bs routed to
him aud then he would divert them
to the market, where the best price
could lie had. This is the method
that the Hood River Association pur
sue in handling their strawbemea.
the Florida aud California orange
growers, and the melon
Ueorgia aud Rocky Kord. Colorado.
Air. Meserve was given a vote of
wus ana loiiowiog his address a
number of members, spoke all oom
mended the points that be had made
aud favored a greater co-operation
among the frnit growers of Rogae I
River alley. Tbey expressed a deter-i
mioatiou to make every possible effort I
to have the standard raised of the
pack handled by Jtheir association '
and to hack up the manager in en-I
forcing tbe roles so rigid that it it I
will be np to each mem her to put !
np an honest pack or get ont of h I
asfcvciation and then . take his chances
with the dealers in lellmg his frujt.
THAT WE AREDETFfiM NED
To CLEAN OUR 5toCK!
Ch,ANiMr OV TOC
wp ur a055J3 LL CLEAN SToCK- WHAT
MMrIJLT CLEAR. OUR .STORE OF CERTAIN
mrETuJfm- r Do THIS WE ARE MAK
26TTHrEKl OV ?KK 0N THEM RIGHT
ipTMISfliV OF 0UR- ALE. BELOW
nri r0Jrl A,llJMlZ MERCHANDISE. WE
WHrNwrCIlAAIl? JICKETJ ON OUR GOODS
w?Nrif cMASE, A DEDUCTION .SALE. WE
WF UnT KH LEJJ THAN THE PRICE
Wm JHS-ST ?JT 0N GOODS, AND YOU
PRc?nTEiBMELrEuVrEJN MAKING ONLY FAIR
You r am 1 Jl -GINNING. THEREFORE
MnMFvNcJ5,SRnEn,rHAT 0UR- PR-ICES ARE
T?25YMJrArvfiS1i CE'SroR' Y0U' RATHER
THAN MONEY MAKING PRICES FOR OUR-
A 3 PIECE OUTING SUITS, AS LOW
A Nl?r MMrDo0rNFT00- 75C PER SUIT FOR
ANDl LINiE,r.$1.3,R"ADE VMMER MERCH
s?rnL' v! i,i5c?Lr SHIRT FOR $1.00
nSliM HErc!ERY' JTRAW HAU
5. CALHOUN C2.
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