Rogue River courier. (Grants Pass, Or.) 1886-1927, August 30, 1907, Image 1

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No. 22.
'jhboring Town's Industry
Proving to Be a Splendid
Money Maker.
.lie Central Point Herald gives the
lowing account of Ithe success that
being made of tbe creamery at that
see. :
rhe Central Point Creamery made
One 'record 'last "month, tbe price
t cream paid patrons being the
;hett paid by any similar ooncern
'the valley.
"For a couple of jn on ths previous to
ily the price fell to 'a lower figure
an the ruling price for first-olaes
itter justified and there was nataT
y Mme dissatisfaction among the
trona. At the annual meeting of
jobholders, early In Joly, tbe fact
oame patent that something bad to
done and the board of directors
olded to place the management of
plant fully in tbe hands of
K. Brewster, who bad been acting
tbe oapaoity of buttermaker for
renl months. Mr. Brewster is an
perl in the creamery business, not
ly as a butter maker, bat as a
siness manager, and the action of
directors in giving him more
iway in managing the plant has
wed wise.
Practically all of the ontpnt of the
amery is now marketsd in this val
r, Uedford alone osing a large
ant icy of the excellent product
ry month. Tbe price received
re at present is the top Portland
toe and a considerable saving . in
light and express charges is now
kda by ' marketing tbe batter near
rhe creamery is now on good
otlng and all that is needed to
2e it everything tbat its most san
lne promoters ever hoped for
more cream. Dairymen of the
Uey should patronize this creamery
oanse it is run on the co-operative
M and is owned by and operated in
'W interests of the farmers and
"The management hope to install
ice plant in oonneotion with tbe
tamer j next season, as by so doing
ay can make a big saving on
air own ioe, besides supplying
t citizen of the town with ice,
ioe now consumed being hauled
re . in small quantities from the
ighboring towns.
Soldiers) and Sailor Reuuion
rhe 15tb annoal reunion of the
stberu Oregoo Soldiers and Sailors
anion Association will be held in
inland September flth to 2ih.
Ibe business men of Ashland re
onded enthusiastically to tbe fund
several hundred dollars necessary
make it a success and the officers of
Association are at work planning
t the details of one cf the best
sots ever held In the past 15 years.
$ following are the o dicers of the
leociation : A. J. T. Smith, colony 1,
)ld Hill, T. E. Hills, adjutant,
bland; Ed E. White, Lieutenant
lone I, Aehland; A. J. Morris,
ftor, Grants Pass; Milton Berry,
Aiermsater, Ashland; J. S. Bmith,
laplain, Ashland; Frank Easshafer,
let of Artillery, Jacksonville; F.
, Stewart, assistant adjutant, Med
rd. Ibe pleasure seeking party consist
g of Mr. and Mrs. Will L. Ireland
4 Mr. and Mrs. Geo. R. Riddle.
rted early Monday morning for
in Lake, on a jaunt of two weks
ration. They went prepared for
Hinds of weather and anticipate
ivi"g an enjoyable time.
$100 Reward $100.
Ibe readers of this paper will be
iesed to learn that th-re is at h-ast
- dreaded rliocsse that soieuce has
f) able to cur' in all it s ao-, and
4 is Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Cure
tfce only posntve cure no knowi
i the medical f'aietrity. Catarrh be
'g a constitutional diee-e, r, quire
sXni-tituti'Miil feat i tit.'
ilerrh Cur- s Uen mt'nal-, ac
indirectly utou the bluod and id a
If surf, e-of the eytem, ttitT'by
sHroying tn (oan inti n of tbe dis
ami t'ie pttK'tit strength
'buining up tbe cousitatiou and
feting nutate in doing its work.
I proprietors have so moon faith in
t irative powers that they offer one
llred Dollars for aoy case that it
to cure, o-na tor iiss 01 lesusuu
areas: F. J. CHENEY Co..
do. O. Sold bv Drusaists. 75c.
Uake Hail's Family Pills for cor sti-
California Buyer Intimites That
Infected Trees are Being Ship
ped into Oregon.
Jno. T. Ames, representing the
largeTroit" baying firm lofSiapson
Hack Fruit Co., which bandies about
halJof all tbe fruit which goes into
Los Angeles, has 'come op to Grants
Pass to see about baying another big
lot of fine apples. Last season Mr.
Ames purchased the large Eismann
crop of apples and so well pleased
were they with the product tbat the
firm decided to send Mr. Ames op
here to try and capture another nice
lot of tbe delicious output of this
In speaking cf fruit conditions
here and elsewhere, Mr. Ames took
occasion to very highly compliment
this section upon being able to pro
duce such fine fruit and he also re
marked that this was one of the very
few places where the pests were not
very much in evidence. But be
sounds a note of warning to tbe fruit
growers of this valley in that they
should be very guarded regarding the
matter of where they procure their
nursery supplies. For instance, be
says he knows it to be a fact tnat
many Oregon nurseries are shipping
in trees from California into this
state and then are selling them in
this state for home .grown trees. Of
course no soon practice will be per
mitted by the watchful fruit Inspect
ors throughout the state, if only they
can get hold of any information upon
which they can base a cause for act
ion against the aforesaid firms.
Mr. Ames lias just been In tbe
Sacramento valley, which is J famous
as a rrolt growing locality ana ne
tells of bow that region is suffering
intensely from the pear blight and be
sees disaster to that industry in that
locality, if drastio measures are not
adopted very soon to 'rid the orchards
of tbesoale and other pests which are
becoming so numerous.
This firm wants to get ioj touch
with this section and to secure lots of
frnit from tbe growers hereabouts,
although it does not boy except at the
inspection of its own people. In
other words, the fruit has to be
hipped to Los Angeles and there it
goes tbruogh a rigid process and if it
is able to stand the test, it brings the
highest of prices. Bat, inasmuch as
Grants Pass shippers were able to
pot their product 'into the New York
markets in such excellent condition
last (year, it is not thought tbat it
will be very long before this region
will have eHtablinhed a reputation for
having fine fruit aud so its pack will
pass at pur in any ot lne uimkets or
the country. Tbis is a consumma
tion devoutly to be desired and when
that time comes, it will mean much
for the individual gror, as well
foi the development of the entire
region round about this city.
Notice to School Patrons.
Tbe publio schools of Grants Pass
will",open for the sesaioo oflU07-8on
Monday, September Ifith.
First Grade pupils will be received
only during.the month of September,
and not later than October 14th. After
this date, the first grade will re
ceive beginniag pupiW only doring
the month of January.
Pupil who have not been. previously
enrolled in tcboola of Grants Pass
are requested to call at the office of
the Superintendent for examination
aud assignment before tbe opening
dav of school. This also applies to
pupils who have been doing school
work during vacation with view to
taking eiaminations before enteiing
soma pa'tii ular grade.
The superintendent's office will
be open Thursday afternoon, Septem
her 12th and all day on Friday and
Saturday, September 13 aud 14th
The superintendent will be glad to
meet parents on these days to confer
with them on school matters.
AH prospective high school students,
either previously enrolled or not, are
requested to meet with the principal
and high school teachers on tbe dates
above mentioned. The superintend
ent, principal and teachers will be
ga1 to meet parents and high school
students and to advise them as to the
course of study, eta 8-30 3t
R. W. CLARKE, Chairman,
R R. TURNER, Sapt.
Dance records for disc talking ma
chines at tbe Musio store.
Everything Indicates that the Coming
Event will Be a Great Success
In Every Particular.
Plans for the approaching fifth an
nual Irrigation Association of Ore
gon, wbiob la to convene in Grants
Pass next week, are progressing
nioely and everything goes to indicate
that it will be one of tbe most im
portant gatherings of its kind, in
point of the number of speakers and
tbe attendance, ever held in Oregon,
or for tbat matter, on the, Pacific
oo at
Tbis convention will not confine
itself merely to the important ques
tion of froit grower, bat will also
deal with many other subjects of
vital importance to the people of
this great commonwealth. Anything
tbat tends to develop and better the
conditions as they exist in Rogue
River and in tbis state will be ably
discussed by the many exoellent
speakers. One of the drawing feat-
ores will be .the .presence of all the
many government experts who are
to take part in the great National
Irrigation Congress, whioh assembles
at Sacrameuto, Cal., next week and
these men will take a prominent part
in tbe many discussions which are to
be ooosldsred. Suoh topios as stock
raising, timber, minerals and the
encouragement of manufacturing
industries will be bandied in a mas
terly manner.
The sessions of the convention will
be held in the new Opera House,
which has been thoroughly remodeled
and will now seat folly 700 people,
thus affording a most exoellent place
for such an important gathering. The
convention meets each afternoon and
evening of the three days desigoatsd.
Among the many speakers will be
F. H. Newell, chief of the V. 8.
Reclamation Service, who will bring
with him some five or six experts
from his bnreaa, who will also take a
no small part in tbe doings of ths
meeting, as they will take up varioos
phases of tbe irrigation factor in de
veloping tbe western ooast. Tbey
will have to do more 'especially with
the consummation and ose of water,
building of ditches, dams aud other
mechanical features counected with
irrigation work. Farmers wbo are
now drowuiog their alfalfa fields by
treating tbe alfalfa plants as mere
pond lilies and fruit growers who are
Hooding their orchards and are thus
growing big, "puuky" apples aud
thns rendering the dauger from late
frosts all the more likely, will find
tbat the discuneiuus of this convention
are decidedly timely and of great
value to themselves. They will
learn that although their alfalfa
fields art reoeiviug more water, yet
they are decreasing in tbe real valoe
of their market values, and that tbeir
orchatds which have In years gone by
rarely ever failed, now have an on
certain yield.
The forestry problem is one of un
told valoe aud importance to the west
and particularly to Southern Urepou
and this timely topio will be handled
in a masterly way by Gifford Pin
chot, the chief of tbe government
forest y service aud he too twill have
with him several of the experts from
bis department, to reuder mocb asnist
auce in handling tbe mauy subjects
along this line. As irrigation is
Southern Oregoo ia very largely de
pendent opon forestry, it will be a
ubject of vital iuterest. For, with
the hills burned off aad left bare and
bleak, resulting in tbe freshets of the
summer rains, pooling off ss from
the roof of a house and In winter the
mows melting to a day, rendering
flowing streams one week aud tbe
next showing a marked scarcity of
tbe desired mistare, and alao con
tributing not a little to the climatic
conditions, tbe winters being ren
dered warmer by improved treat
ment and tbe rammers muob cooler,
this matter will excite much atten
tion ana comment, lit. ciwooii
Mead, wbo is a recognised authority
on irrigation laws and water osage
will be bare. Press reports tell of bis
reoeutly having accepted a position
with tbe Australian government, tak
ing hold of this kiod of work, and
that too at a large salary. Be will
begin his labors over there with the
beginning of the new year. On re
quest of Chas. Meserve, of the local
executive committee, Secretary Wil
son, of the Department of Agricul
ture has detailed Mr. Mead .to come
to the Grants Pass gathering to speak
on tbe Oregon irrigation laws, as well
as on snob laws all over the United
States as well as of the other countries
of the world. He will tell bow oar
laws governing each matters can bs
made more liberal, thus enabling the
freest nse of water for , irrigation
purposes and at the same time be just
to all parties concerned. At tbe re
quest of Secretary Meserve, be has de
tailed one of the government experts
to speak before the convention on
"Dry Land Farming." as much land
now cannot be irrigated and In the
semi-arid regions where tbe rainfall
is so low as IS inches per annam good
results are attained by means of irri
gation. Secretary Oarfield, of the Interior,
notified Mr. Meservve tbat be woulld
send a government experts here to
examine the samples of clays, shales.
lime rock and marble, with a view to
determining tbeir value for manu
facturing purposes, particularly with
a view to ascertaining their uses in
the 'making of tiling, sewer pipe!
vitrified brick, pressed brick, ooarse
pottery, cement, and lime, for build
ing purposes. Ths fair management
want to get all the samples possible
of clay, especially. When it is re
membered that it has been proven tbat
the valoe of a deposit of clay or
koalin on a place is far "better than
would be a deposit .of gold or a coal
Among the speakers who will take
a conspicuous part 'in the program
and who will add mouh to the in
terest of the occasion Is Geo, H.
HI mes, secretary, of ths Oiegon His
torical Society, takes "The Oregoo
of the Past," as his theme. He is
probably one of the best posted men
in Oregou ou the pioneer life of the
state and his address will be both
Interesting and instructive.
Another man who will have a part
iu the program Is II W. Scott the
versatile editor of the "Oregonlan,"
who will talk on "The Oregon of the
Future", and as he is reooguized as
one of the men who have done so
much for the growth uud development
of i he "Ik-aver State," it is an as
sured fact that he will greatly please
his many hearers.
"Tom" UiuhardHon, manager of the
Portlaud Commercial Clob and who
has keen dabbed "the chief butsler of
Oregon." will he here to lend his
pre-encito tbe august k occasion and
he will speak upon "Oregon as known
to the Business Man."
Oue of the ooiqos characters of the
gatbenug will be Joaquin Miller, bet
ter known as "poet of the Sierras. "
His picturesque aud patriarchal ap
pearance will attract much attention.
He will bring some results of original
research in this state by taking as
his topio: "The Undiscovered Ore
gon." t'e was one of ths party
which recently aiade new and im
portant discoveries In theOregoo caves
ud be will give tbe audience tbe
benefit of his efforts.
C. A. Malbouef, district frsight
agent of the Southern Pacific lines in
Oregon will take In tbe event and
will speak to some length on "Tbe
Iuterest the Southern Pacifio has in
the development of tbe various In
dosttries of of Oregoo." His remarks
will be looked forward to with much
An Invitation bas beeo extended to
both Senator CL W. Fulton and to
Senator Jonathan Bourne, and re
sponses of a very cordial nature have
been received by the fair manage.
meet. Mr. Fulton, inasmuch as he
was the Fourth of July orator here
recently and as bs bas now a long list
of appointments to address public
gatherings, may b unable to atteod.
However, be writes tbat he is in
(Continued on page 3)
United Slextes Geological Survey
Looking up Supply Avail
able for Irreg&tlon.
Tbe United States Geological Sur
vey has undertaken an investigation
of the water supply available for ir
rigation and other purposes in Rogoe
River Valley. Extensive cultivation,
coupled with tbe judicious use of
water in portions of this valley where
Irrigation bas not heretofore been
deemed necessary, has given suob
excellent results as to create an ever
increasing demand for water.
This valley, of which Medford,
Grants Pass, and Ashland are the
leading ollies, has an area almost as
large as the State o( Delaware, a
mean annual temperature of S3 de
grees, and a mean annual rainfall of
21 inohes. Peaches, psats, grapes
and berries of all kinds are grown in
great abundance, but the valley it
especially noted for the exoellent
quality, oolor, and flavor of its Yel
low Newton and Bpitsenberg apples,
to the production of whiob tbe soil and
climate appear to be particularly
Tbe npper end of the valley is
drained by Bear Creek and its tribu
taries. This stream is subject to
heavy winter floods bot becomes
almost try in sunimsr, and the low
water flow has been praotloally all
appropriated. . Any scheme to in
crease tbe acreage under irrigation
most therefore involve tbe construc
tion of storage works or long bigb
line dlches from the streams of the
lower part of the valley, where there
is a greater summer flow.
Regolar gaging stations have been
established by the Survey for the
purpose of determining the daily flow
as well as the monthy aud annoal
maximum, minimum, and mean rates
of flow on Bear Creek near Talent,
on Little Butte Creek, near Eagle
Poiat, on Applegate Creek near
Grants Pass, and on North Fork of
Rogue River at Prospect. Occasional
measurements will also be made on
Big Botte, Elk, Evans, Ashland and
Wagner crocks and a number of small
er streama The work is nnder tbe
genersl supervision of J. 0. Stevens,
ths distriot bydregrapher for Oregon.
Henry Oden, a leading citizen of
Wimer was In this city yesterday,
doing some trading and looking in
on ills friends here. He reports
tilings as moving along iu a very
satisfactory manner oot his way.
These are Live Ones
You'll Have to Hurry
Regular 72 in. Hammock
with cut pillow or val
auce, 7Sc kind
Regular 72 in. Hammock
with valance and pillow
fl.Ub kind
Regular 72 in. Hammock
with valance and pillow M AA
$2.35 and $2.50 kind. .. Z.00
Regular 72 in. Hammock
with large val. and pil
low, strong and good AA
$3.75 kind 3.00
Reg. 84 in. Hammock with
heavy, large val., taffeta
pillow, best we carry,
y,JS kind 5.00
bizes given atxve is the bed
Hammock only.
Furniture snd Car
pU, Linoleum. ,
I.ate Curtains, For
tieres, Mattreanes,
Pillows, CoU, Wall
Paper, Clocks,
Mirrors, Window
Bhades, Pictures,
Picture Moulding.
I ront St.,
Dearth Rate Exceedingly Low
Here &nd Only Old People
Seem to Die.
One of Grants Pass' leading un
dertakers remarked to the Courier
news gatherer that this was an'excep
tionally healthful climate and in proof
of his assertion, he added that hla
firm had only had about 100 funerals
during the past 1! months, although
tbe said firm draws business from a
territory some 90 miles distant. He
also took occasion to say that in most
instances tbe ages of those who died
hereabouts usually ranged somewhere
near tbat of 75 years, the oases ot
young people being decidedly rare.
During the past summer there were
only three or lour Infants to die in
this locality, something remarkable
for tbis season of the year, other lo
calities muoh smaller having many
times this number. Suoh statistics
are of vital importance and go to
show conclusively that this is in very
truth a healthy locality.
A rather novel runaway made thlnga
pretty lively on South Sixth street,
shortly after noon, yesterday. O. W.
Grout was unloading some brlok into .
a car at the railroad track and In doing
so he unguardedly removed the briok
from tbe wagon bed, exoept that por
tion on the rear end and all at onoe
without any sign whatever, the dump
boards tipped up, precipitating Mr.
Grout to terra Anna and giving the
team such a fright tbat they fairly
flew over the ground. The heavy
wagon barely missed the big fair
arch which spans Sixth street, where
the bind geering waa left and then
sped op the thoroughfare at a break
neck speed, encountering the hydrant
used by the sprinkling cart at be
oorner of A ana Hiitn, woiou was
given a big jolt, and there the rest of
thewagon was deposited, while the
horses went flying oo. Tbe damage
was comparatively slight as to what
it might have been, but tbe affair
drew a good halted orowd Jof Intersted
spectators to witness the flood (of
water that came from the broken
pipes for several minutes.
Jos. Moss, the well known realty
dealer has moved bis quarters from
the old plaoe, across from the Hotel
Josephine, where he has been situated
for the psst eight yeats to the build
ing generally known as the Axtoll
block, opjioslte the postoffloe, on Sixth
street, where he has very nloe
Now that warm weather Is
here let as get down to bus in use.
I want to talk HAMMOUKS to
I think I have the biggest as
sortment of Hammocks sver show
ia Grants Pans. I was tempted
bv the low pries at whioh these
Hammocks wsre offered and I
bought heavy. They are worth
more money in the market today
to buy than I am selling for.
The goods are perfect aad prices
low My advice is to order now.
Better send in yoor order today
by mail, or if in Grants Pass,
come in and see os.
Yoors truly,
pstoves and Ranges,
Agteware, Tinware,
Willoware, Cutlery,
Crockery, Lamps,
OlaMwsrs, Fancy
China, Oo-CarU,
Ilaby Carriages.
bet. 6 and 7