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GRANTS PASS. JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, JULY 12. 1907.
WORLD'S RECORD PRICE
JULY MEETING OF
OFFICERS FRUIT GROWERS
A SHORT TERM FOUR RUNAWAYS
OF COMMERCIAL CLUB
FOR CAR OF CHERRIES
OF CIRCUIT COURT FOR THIS WEEK
May Build Exhibit' Buildina exnd
will Aid Irrigation Conven
tion and Fir.
The regular meeting for July of the
Commercial Club was held Tuesday
evening at the Club room. There was
' an attendance of about 40 and a
strong working interest was niani-
The quarterly election of officers
was held and so well were the mem
bers pleased with the efficient manner
in which the officers bad condSoted
the affairs of the Clab for the past
' three months that a motion carried
unanimously made by Judge Durham
that the rules be suspended and that
the secretary cast the baUot of the
Club for the re-election of the entire
list of officers, as follows : President,
L. B. Hall, treasurer, A. E.
. Churchill, vice-presidents, and execu
tive committee, R. W. Clarke, H. L.
Qilkey, F. D Eismana, S Blan
chard, E V Smith, Frank South,
George Calhoun. The secretary is
chosen by the executive oommittee
and as he has made an efficient officer
, be will likely be reappointed. On
repeated oalls for a speech President
Hall thanked the members for the
honor they had shown him and while
pledging that he should do bis ut
most to aid in the upbuilding of
Grants Pass and of Josephine county
yet he should expect that the mem
berg give the officers the .heartiest
co-operation and that each be willing
to do bis full part in carrying out
the various undertakings that the
Club may take up in carrying out
the purpose of its organisation.
' Relative to the Club's invitation to
Secretary of the Interior Garfield that
be visit Grants Pass while on bis
Pacific Coast ttip, Secretary -Andrews
read a message from Mr. Garfield
stating that his time . was so limited
that he could not stop here.
R. W. Clark, chairman of the ad
'ertisiug committee, ' reported that in
regard to aiding Miss George in her
pioposed trip East to advertise Jose
phine oounty that the majority of the
committee favored an appropriation of
50 to her and . the minority $25. On
motion the report was laid on the table
Riohardson reported that bis com
mittee had had a oonferenoe with M.
J. Anderson, supervisor of the Sitki-1
you forest reserve, and with Mr. Cox,
of the National forest service, rela
tive to tbe opeuing of a wagon road
through the forest reserve dowu
Rogue river to connect the settlements
in Josephine county with those iu
Curry county, and that they had been
assured that an appropriation of foQOO
had been made by the Forestry Dc-'
partment for the work and thntthey
are confident of securing an addi
tional if 15,000 for he same work.
Supervisor' Audersou had Bunt his as
sistant, Mr. Guthrie, with a crew of
men to make - a prelioiiary survey of
the route autl on their return a survey
for the road would he made and
work at once begun on it. Charles
Mes-rve, chairman of the joiut com
mittee of the Commercial Club and
Fruit Growers Association to arrange
for the meeting of the Oregon Irriga
tion Convention and for the holding
of a fair in Grants Pats, made a full
report as to plans that the committee
had formulated. Mr. Meserve stated
that the outlook was iuot encourag
ing f r the bisget-t attendanre ever
had at an Oregon irrigation couveu
Continued on last page.
35 Acre Farm 3000
3." a pros adjoining tlie city limits of Grants I'ass,
nearly all in cultavation, good orchard and berries
runtiins: wiiior thru place, electric motor snd pump
l.irjje r noirfrom which nearly all of plae can
be ;rrijx t il Fair b'lildings.
This place is a snap at only $3(700. Will accept
paymeut, and give easy terms on the balance.
THE REAL ESTATE MAN
Ground Floor, Opera House Block
$5,100 Is the Amount The-t a
California. Grower Got
For One Car.
It is not possible to say in what
fruit or other farm prod not Rogue
River Valley willexcell v. hen this
most favored seotion beoomes fully
developed for we can equal Hood
River on Spitzenburg apples and beat
them oo Newtowns, far and beyond
beat all the world "on pears, beatCali
fornia on Tokay grapes and New York
on Couoords, excell Willamette Valley
on cherries, equal Georgia on peaches
and France on walunts, Rocky Ford
on cantelonpes. South Carolina on
watermelons, East Indies on casabas,
California on alfalfa. Florid on to
matoes, Connecticut on tobacco,
Virignia on peanuts, Germany on
hops, Holland on butter, England on
fins Btock and Turkey on mohair.
And then there are a score more of
products that Rogue River Vallley can
produce to perfection, for this most
wonnderful Valley can grow Jevery
thing that can be grown in any state
of, the Union except the oranges,
lemons and other tropicaffroits of
California and Flordia - and oar
climate'is mild 'and nearly like those
states that we can successfully raise
apricots, almonds, figs and other sub
tropical fruits and nuts." In prioes
realized for our farm products we are
well to the front, but we will do
better when the farmers adopt co
operation and through their fruit
growers associations and other organi
zations ship in oar lots and direct to
the biggest and best markets of the
California has been making some re
markable fruit sales this Spring and
on a oar of cherries has broken the
world's record for price. The follow
ing is from San Francisco Examiner
of July and will be interesting read
ing to all who are alive to tbe possi
bilities of he fruit indastry in Rogue
On carload of cherries t 6,100
GOOj cars of cherries, apri-
oots, plums and peaches. 1,200,000
Freight and icing charges on
BOO cars 80,000
Net 10 orohardists, except
auotion commissions 930,000
This is the remarkable rerord of the
California green fruit shipping seasou
up to last Saturday night.
California shipments up to lat
Saturday 'night were 10 per cent be-'
low the record for the same period of
last year. Increased prices, however,
are Riving the orohardists a far
greater aggregate return than was the
case last year.
The highest price received was 15100
for a carload of cherries shipped
from Sn Jo-ie and sold in New York.
This is the banner pricefor aoy r ar
loal of gre 'O fruit ever sent from
California or any other state in the
a i) ion to any umrk-t in this country.
In fact it is the world's record for a
car of deoiduous fruit.
For the first time in the biftory of
th California green fruit shirping
indastry the railroals are making
both the icing and freight charges,
thus eliminating the Armour Car
Llue's separate ioing charges.
Averaging these charges to Chicago,
N?w York aud Boston, the roads are
getting H00 a car. So the difference
between the latter sum aud the aver
age pric of f-'OOO per car of fruit
represents the profit for the orchard-i-ts
les i he eastern auction comiuis
aii;u and con of production.
Contract .With Ceo. Hansen to
Re-Timber the 'Rogue
Following are the proceedings of
the County Court Commissioners for
Mosephine oounty which met on Fri
day, July 6th, in the Court House,
Grants Pass :
Bids for construction of new bridge
over Rogue river were opened. There
were four bids and all were rejected,
because of being considerably higher
than the Commissioners anticipated.
They were as follows:
Portland Bridge Co f 86,975
Poget Sound Bridge Co 87,795
International Contract Co 88,983
P. 8. Easterday & Co 87,184
Petition of Geo. Strong for liquor
license at Leland was granted.
Liquor license of Colvin Busby, at
Placer, was renewed for three
The resignation of Dr. J. O. Smith
as county coroner was accepted, and
Dr. F. D. Strieker was appointed
in his stead.
Petition of W. C. Sparks and others
for county road ,ln sections 23, 26 and
86, tp. 89, range 5 west, was denied.
Petition of Alonzo Jones aud others
for county roads in sections 81 and 83,
tp. 86, range 5 was granted.
Petition of J. W. Turvey for pubilo
easement road, was granted as per re
port of viewers.
All real property acquired by the
coonty by reason of tax sales, was
ordered to be sold to the highest bid
der without reserve, after legal
notice is given. Date of sale to be
August 2d, 1907.
It was orderd that part of the old
territorial road beginning at the point
of intersection with the present
county road near the residence of C.
N. Hathaway and. continuing 'sonth
easterly through the lands of J. L.
McColm in the NE, Seo. 14, tp. b7,
range 6 W, to where it interseccs
with the oounty ;road running north
and south on line between seo. 13 and
14, tp. 37, range 6 W, be vacated.
John Brown was appointed super
visor of road district iio. 12, in place
of J. T. McCaun resigned, to serve
for balance ef 1907.
Contract for retimbering Rogue
river bridge was let to Geo. Hansen
for 6i)00. .
The following accounts were ordered
Win. Jewell, work rd . 4 00
Merlin Mero Co, indfte paupers ' 30 00
Eiuil Gebers, wrk rds t! 40
Geo Gehers, wrk rds 30 40
H Yetier, wrk rds 4 80
J K Yetter, Co hospital 119 (l.i
K Davl. wrk rds ' 2 3
Wm Ight, wik rds 8 7o
A. E Knerbacli, plans bridge. . . M) 00
0 ftynant, wrk rds 9 Mi
H S Wwyuant. wrk rds. 3 20
C Snimleu, wrk roe HI 00
J L McColm, wrk rds . tl 40
G Walter, wrk rds 19 80
f E Mayes, wrk rds 13 80
B Burrow, wrk rds 12 Ml
V Danit U, wrk rds 4 80
C F Gentner, wrk rds 19 73
C Morris, wrk rds 2 t8
NThornpsou, wrk rds 9 80
B J Ayddlott, 11 Htl
K H Gilfillau ... lrt Oil
Geo Sparin, wrk rds ;s 00
V Stevenson, 2 days view rds 8 00
(J F Oeniner, transp rds
J C Runle, countable, bta'e vs
Doe 1 90
Valley Record, pi luting Slate
vs Jennings 44 20
Mr. Km ma Ilea caie Lanier.. 10 (Hi
C F Dixon, iinte paupers.... 63 90
& F Cheshire, exp, Htainps,
phone. 13 TO
Knox & AniH, lumuer rds.... H'.i liS
G P Lauudry, laundry jail. ... 2 92
A Leonard, hoard pauper.. ' li On
II U Andertou, board pauper.. 2 00
Joe Howell, brd pauptr . 2 on
Lee Sowill, brd pauptr 2 00
Arthur Morey, brd pauper.... 2 00
(,'has. liervey, brd pauper.... 2 O.i
C'bas Hart, brd pauper 13 ,"0
J E Hoogdon, bra pauper 13 O)
Hackett & r.gerton, loru rds . 111! 49
K K Water Co., watr, lay pipe 22 Hi
Condor W & P Co, light. . . . .W4
Cora Lemon, med aseist paup 10 00
S P Hospital, care paupers.... 42 10
J E Richarxon, survey Tur,-
vey rd 8 00
N B Meade viewer Turvey rd 4 00
r V hteveuson, viewer lir-
vey rd an plune 4 60
W L Tbompton, cbaiumiu
Turvey rd 3 00
Wm. L. Jewell, chaiuman
Tnrvey rd 3 00
J H Kincai, ruarkr Torvey
rd 3 00
J C Kincaid, markr Tnivey rd 2 00
John F Richardson, survey
Bparxs ru s w
N B Meade, viewer Sparks rd 4 00
F V Steveoson, view Sparks rd 4 00
N L Thompson, cbainman
Sparks rd 2 00
Wm L Jewell, cbainman,
Sparks rd 2 00
Rogue River Courier, ;priut 92 10
Market Fruit and Supply Po.per
to All Growers-Enthuel-
astio for Fair.
A meeting of the directors of the
Grants Pass Fruit Growers Associa
tion was held last Tuesday week at
tbe office of tbe secretary, Charles
Meserve. There were present Presi
dent John H. Robinson, Wilderville;
Diretors R. A. N. Remers, J. T.
Morrison, J. H. Colby, C. W. Trlplett,
T. J. Mackin and Charles Meserve,
secretary and manager.
The manager was authorized to
make a contract for fruit boxes on
the best terms obtainable and to'order
paper. As there is such a Urge diff
erence between the freight rate by
car and small shipment Manager Me
setve was authorized to arrange to
lake advantage of the car rates by
ordering paper for fruit growers not
members who desired to Day through
The manager was authorized to
make sales of fruit, melons and other
farm products for persons not mem
bers of the association and to charge
a commission on such sales of 10 per
oent for tbe Association.
The secretary was authorized to pre
pare three amendments to the con
stitution to be submitted in writing
at (he next meeting of the Associa
tion. That three shall oootsltute a
quorum at a directors meeting. That
an officer absent two consecutive
times from a meeting of the board of
directors without a reasonable cause
shall have bis position declared va
cant by the president and the board
shall at once elect a person to fill the
vacancy. That the name of the or
ganisation shall be changed from
nnion to association.
Manager Meseve submitted bids for
lithographed labels from Portland
firms. As the engTavlng for each
plate vi ould loost $75 it was decided
to not have for this year separate
labels for Spitzenberg and Newtown
apples and pear, but to get a com
posite labelth&t would do for both ap
ple and pear boxes.
The directors were enthusiastic in
their support of the irrigation conven
tion and fair for the display of Rogue
River Valley products in Grants Pass
the st-ooud week in September and au
thorized President Robinson to appoint
a committee to gather up exhibits,
one member for each noighborhood in
the conuty, SeoretaryMeterve was au
thorized to co-operate in the selection
of committeemen who will work to
have published in the papers their
names so that the public would know
who to turn over articlt s tor tne ex
hibit It having been decided that the
fruit Growfrs A'soclatiou and the
(Juuimercia Cluh should Hrrange for
thn iriigation convention Jitud fair and
that an executive committee from
the two organizations should have the
matter in haud it was voted that
Charles Meaerve, J. .11. Hobinsou aud
Lynn IJ. Allei should act lor the
Association. Ihe committeemen for
the Commercial Club are Charles Me
serve, J. h. Hair and 31. J. An
dtirsrn. A resolution was paused asking that
every Irnit grower In JoHehine
comity mtke 1 a point to attend the
meeting In Medford on August 8, V, 10
of i he Htate Horticultural Societv
and that the Corrmnroial Club be
rrque-t'd to send a lariie delegation
ol buMoeni ui n to Mud fur to boot
for the irriya'ion convention and the
K ijtue River Fair.
Mr. Angus' Got ttst-he returmd
M'lidiv licin l'ortlaud, where she has
nput everal week- visiting.
M ss Dorothea Wit-ken, who haa
s(i-nl the (at teveral mouths in this
city, lift Tlinrday morning on her
return to her home in the East.
A fire lias been raging on the bill
nonhweet of town for the rmt few
dajs filling the atuiopbern with smoke
md sialiei iug ashes over the city.
As we are going to press it ia reported
that the house on the Payne Ia-e has
been destroyed, together with a barn
aud outbuildiugs. ,
J F Richardson, survey Jones
N B Meade, viewing Jones rd
F V Stoveowon, view Jo. es rd
N L Thompson, chainman,
Wm. L Jewell, chaiuman
Jones rd aud work R R
Alo to Jones markr Jones rd. ,
W J Rums-11, brd prisoners. . ,
Kinney & Troax, fertilizer
L R Lain pti ear, painting rrt
J T Logan, cash advan paupr
J T Lilian, corns sal and mlg
M A Wertz, coma sal and mlg
Glaas & Prod nomine, sup
Court sdjourned on Saturday.
IV) 00 i
16 00 !
few Cases Disposed of and
Others Held Over to
The July term of cironit court for
Jospehine oonuty convened Monday
ittl Judne H. K. Haona on thn
bench. The docket was light, and
after disposing of a number of cases
the court was adjourned Tuesday
W N Normn
vs Southern Pacific
Grant Mays vs
fit mat ion.
Fields Company, suit
Judgment for plaintiff.
Condor Water & Power Co, vs R
A Booth, trustee, and American
Gold Fields Company, aotiou for
money. By conseut of parties it was
ordered that the case be continued un
til the next regular term of oourt.
W. J. VanSouyyer & ComrjanT vs.
0 D Burnett, suit for money. Judg
ment in favor of plaintiff.
George R Riddleas guardian of the
persou and estate of Matbew Casey
Riddle, a minor, vs Order of Pendo,
salt for money. Hold over until the
next term of court.
State vs James MoOumber, larceny
of a watch. Pit ad guilty aud sen
tenced to 30 days in jail.
State vs George Fay and'E Spauld-
ing, assault, with dangerous weapon.
Held over till next term of court by
consent of attorneys.
State ti William Light, 'adultery.
Held over till next term of court.
John Robertson vs. F. N. Mitchell
and J O Mattison, suit for injunction.
Referred to F M Calkins, official
oourt reporter, to take evidence, for
submittal at next term of oourt.
WO Benjamin vs Ida A Bnjamln.
divoroe. Decree granted.
H C Bobslen aud R Thomas vs.
Alice H Oulver et al action for
money. Referred to oourt reporter
for additional testimony.
O D Sturgess vs Mary B Sturgess,
divorce. Decree 'grauted, defendant
getting the children.
Otis Dieuer vs Joseph Diener, di
vorce. Deoree by dufaolt.
Anna D Moou vs Willis T. Moon,
divorce. Decree granted ; defunduut
Three Pines Timber Oo vs Frank
Montague, Charles Ladd, justice of
peace for Merlin, and H W Colby,
constable for Merlin, Order granted
for writ of review.
Court adjourned on Tuesday,
Over 1000 new Ellison Records will
arrive at the Music Store this week.
OTHERS WILL BE
This summer by means of the many
PLANS mid nice GOODS we are'
showing. Why not at least Jtnow
what thoes goods and plans are
YOU CAN BE CmA andConifortahic
This summer by fitting your porch
with the jr0Wjrtjn porch
cquipm- V UUUM
can hIiow what they ore
A Few July and Aug. Coolers
Tents, Ice Cream Freezers,
Lemon Squeezers, Vudor porch shades,
Camp Stools-Chairs, Folding Camp Tables,
Refregerators; Adj. Screen Windows,
Cots for Tents, Porch Rockers,
Vou Need our Coolers
Furniture and Car-
eU, I.lnol tuiiin,
!. Curtains, Por
Pillow. Cob., Wall
R H. O'Neill
Autos Responsible for Two of )
Them Hot ses Must Get Used
to Gasoline Buggies,
An exciting runaway which for
tunately did not end seriously occur
red Monday forenoon. Mrs. Lee
Parker, baby and mother, who live
about two miles this side of Merlin.
drove to Grauts Pass and in front of
the Josephine the horse became
frightened at twcN automobiles and
rau at high speed down Sixth Street.
At the corner of Front street,
George Wooldridge miule as pretty a
catch of a runaway horse as has ever
been witnessed. Mrs. Parker's
mother was overcome and taken to a
drug store where she received atten
tion, while Mrs. Parker drove on.
It was the first time the hone bad
ever been hitched slugle and on the
first of the trip he bucked and kicked
for several miles. Mrs. Parker says
she bad the horse nnder control and
won Id have bad the aulmal stopped
within another block.
G. O. Oluiu aud a driver for the
Gilmore stables oame near being
annihilated Monday while driving to
Merlin on a phone line repair trip.
They were ascending the hill between
here and Merlin when they saw a team
attached to a heavy wagon running
down the hill. The Gilmore rig was
turned luto the brash to give the run
away plenty of room, bnt the team,
although there was a man In the
wagon, trying to guide them, orossed
the road ard followed the Gilmore rig,
striking it and completely wrecking
tbe outfit. Tbe two men were thrown
out but not hurt, except for a few
bruises. Mr. Gilmore Is looking for
tbe man who owns the runaway team.
The horse attached to the loe wagon
in charge of Max , Toffs, became
frightened at an anto Wednesday
afternoon and ran down Front street,
turning Into, the alley bark of the
depot, Where a wheel was lost, the
spokes nying in ( all directions. The
horse continued with a three-wheeled
wagon nutil the cold storage was
reached. Fortunately no one was
The four horse team belouglog to
Wm. Knox became frightened and rau
down Sixth street Monday. They
turned down the alley at the Southern
Oregon Supply Co. store, where Clerk
Palmer ruahod out and caught the
loaders aud turned them into tho Gil
more livery stable, whrre they were
stopped without damage.
Prussian .Stock and .Poultry Tonlo
and roiuedits at Cramer ISros.
Cool and Comfortable
(Built for Two)
We Have Told You !
Htoves and IUnges,
bet. 6 and 7