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GRANTS PASS, JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4. 1907.
SCHOOL MAR'MS HAVE
VERY NARROW ESCAPE
Jolly Party of Grants
Teacher Almost Run Over
end Killed by S. P, Engine
The Oonrier man was piloted
through ike new Grants Pass cannery
by Manager C. H. Sampson and he
was Rreatly pleased with the ham of
industry which was there displayed
on all sides. He i,fonnd ;a large force
of men and women bnsily engaged in
all the departments of the canner and
vinegr aworks and saw many eviden
ces of the excellent work that is being
done by this new and growing indus
try. Although this is bnt the first season,
yet the ran has been so very satis
factory that already the management
is making plans for larglely increas
ing the capacity for next year's work.
And the reputation being made at
home and abroad for these goods is
most gratifying to those who backed
the big undertaking.
This week Manager Sampson con
tracted with the big. wholesale houses
for the sale of the output of the en
tire season, and that too, at figures
that were entirely satisfactory, eveo
thoogh the season is by no means yet
-ended. The goods are stored on the
second Jfloor of the plant and will be
-shipped to the' markets just as toon
-aa the labels are placed on them.
For the past week or so the cannery
has been putting up an enormous
mount of tomatoes and the growers
hereabouts hare thus been afforded
-a ready market for such products.
This week both tomatoes and ap
ples are being canned and a nice run
of tomato catchup is also being
' made. . Thus far the output has con
sisted of pears, blackberries, plums,
tomatoes, . peaches, apples, which,
together with the by-products of Sam
'pson's Pare Apple cider, Jelly, To
mato catchup and Water Melon Syrup
.has given quite a nice variety of
products to'handle and place upon the
wholesale and retail markets.
Many local people are finding that
they can have their fruits canned at
theeadqery '.math' cheaper 'hau they,
can do the work ' at 'home and that,
too, in a much more com'ortable
Thus far the output has. footed up
something Jike 40,000 2 pound cans
and the equipment is right up-to-date,
nothing be needed to do the
work in as expeditious a manner as
possible. For instance there is a
novel apple-pealing piece of ma
chinery which does the work much
sooner and better than can be done by
.hand. The pealings are quite thin
and even then there is no waste, for
If you have real estate you would like to have sold
why not let me sell it for you?
MY SALES FOU SEPTEMBER
Will Chausse to S W McConnell, acre lot and house .. $lf00 00
J B Travis to Geo Domer, 8-room house and lot 3100 00
II C Kinney to Chas Hyxie, 35-ecre farm 3000 00
P E Gerould to R E Kuhlman, 80 acres (unimproved) 3200 00
E I Croxton for hospital, 10-room house and acre lot 3000 00
CltOn TEX ACKES close t0 city !itnits- good 4 room
plUUU house, two barns, chicken house and other out build
ings and two :xi wells. Soil is adapted to grapes, fruit or
vegetables Fine place for poultry. Stream crosses place.
(S00 cash will h indie this if taken soon.
C13n0 M';Hr ROnM HOUSE with electric lights.
plOUU wi-h hoiiNt-. ihii-kru house and woodshed, three
nice lots (about two-thirds acre) ine well and first class garden
pi'ch Will accept $?i0 iah and give easy time on balance at
M-ven !er crnt
(J iff NI'K C'UiS of good garden or fruit land within
pHUU 1 )i mtW fpim center ot Grants Pass, nearly all in
cultivation, j;ood mom house painted white, nice Urge barn
with vehice be-1 attached and good chicken house. This is a
fine place for truck gardening, fruit or poultry raisine. Will ac-
H cept one half cash and give easy terms on balance.
I W L. IRBLAITD
I THE REAL ESTATE MAN
I Ground Floor, Opera House Block
they are used in making vinegar.
The small army of employes means
l that there is a good sized payroll and
this brings much money right into
the hands of the home dealers, for the
management has no string npon how
or where the workers shall nee their
earnings aud many a local merchant
has evidence of the cannery by cash
ing numerous checks in selling their
goods to the cannery workers.
Mr. Sampson has gone into the
making of pare vinegar and boiled
cider in a manner that indicates he
knows full well what he is about He
has his own chemical labratory and
brings all his produ'ts to a test and
they are pronounced excellent by the
pure food inspectors. He has every
reason to be proud of the magnificent
showing which the new enterprise is
making. He takes nothing for
granted bat clearly demonstrates the
superiority of his goods to the entire
satisfaction of the person investigat
ing. He proposes, too, to let the
products sell on their merit and does
not resort to the tricks known to the
average plant of this kind. For in
stance, he does not bleach the pears,
to make them white, bnt Ogives the
consumer the pure article, without
any adulteration or anything that
might be harmful or distasteful. In
making his vinegar he ships the beach
shavings all the way from Mt. Gilead,
Ohio, in order to clarify and give the
best possible results.
Now the fruits are being cooked by
means of boiling water, but; next
year it is proposed to nse the more
desirable steam retorts.
Judging by what he saw, the re
porter is ioclined to believe that the
Abhland cannery will soon have to
look to its laurels for its roputation
for putting out tomatoes, for the
Grants Pass cannery will soon be ex
celling it, both in point of quality, as
well as qtiautity.
Another and most important branch
of the plant is where the Sampson
Fruit Spray is to be manufactured.
Jnst as soon as the fruit canning sea
son is over, work in this department
will be oommenced and the daily
capacity will be from 400 to 600 bar
rels per day. Already four oars of
sulphur and two cars of lime have
been 'JUhTpped (iu for making this
famous spray aad tht 'demand is be
coming quite . (risk, even! thougfi the
spraying season has hardly begun.
Manager Simpson calculates upon
shipping out folly five cars of the
fruit spray this season, which will be
no small item in itself.
On the whole, the newsgitherer was
most favorably impressed with the
thrift and spirit of industry which
seemed to pervade the big establish
ment an he could easily imagine that
it can become one of the big institu
tions of its kind on the Pacifio coast.
CANNERY NO LONGER
This New Industry Proving to
be Evert Better Them it Pro
moters Dared Hope for it.
Bent upon having a jolly, good
time, a bevy of Grants Pae school
teachers, accompanied by Mesdauies
Ireland and O'Brien aud Miss Ryan,
as their guests, took the carryall and,
23 in the party, they started early
Saturday morning for an all days'
pleasure outing at Hell's Gate, some
14 miles distant from this city.
All went as merry as a wedding
bell, until, while driviug along the
Southern Pacifio railroad track, in the
vicinity of Merlin, all at onoe a light
locomotive came down upon them
and it was wi'.h great difficulty that
Noble Parker, the driver was able
to wheel the lead horses off the track
and by to doing he averted an acci
dent, the like of which has not
startled this community for many a
day. It is said that had the front
team remained on the railroad track
a minute longer, the accident would
have followed. As it was, the merry
makers were so completely astonished
that they hardly realized for a time,
at least, just what a narrow escape
they bad had. Of course they were
all thankful that they had been kept
from the accident which must have
followed and enjoyed the rest of the
day almost as thongh they bad not
passd through the exciting experience.
But not so with the trainmen.
When the engine pulled into Merlin,
both the engineer and firemen went to
the ladies and made special inquiry
regarding the episode, for they doubt
less realized that they were in a large
measure to blame for the very close
call the party had, although they em
phatically declared that they had been
ringing the bell all along and that
they did all in their power to attract
the attention rf the gay party, all to
no purpose. Of course they expressed
sincere regret that the scarce bad
occurred aod hoped that no bad re
sults would ensue. It it needles to
pay that t the members of the party
are appalled as they think 'of the
lose-call tbey had from what 'would
have been a dreadfuj acoident.
But after all. thcy will remember
the day as one of the pleaeantest they
have spent for a long time. They took
well filled lunch baskets and speut the
day fishing, viewing the, beautiful
cenery and taking strolls into the
country and each one had a ride in
the basket which conveyed them
across the river and permitted them
to get au insight into the mining
operations thereabouts. All of which
was a novel experience for the new
comers among the crowd and wlieu
they wended their way back to the
city at a late tour in the day, one
and all voted it a very deligtful ex
"And The Cat CamB&ck."
Saturday was "Cat Dy"at the big
house furuishing establishment of R
H. O'Neill aod it wai an interesting
occasion. From ear'v mrn until lute
in the allernoon, i large crowd of
interested spectators werj gathered
in front of the big plate glsw win
dows to see the fun and tbey were
amply repaid for their trouble, for
they had a jolly time, witnessing the
sight of a big lot of the feline tribe all
put together and the smtll boys
raked in many sheckles, each one re
ceiving 10 cents for every cut de
livered. All went lovely, until about
the middle of the afternoon, when a
"Sir Thomas" was dropped Into the
happy gathering and then it was a
lively ta-sel, all the cats endxsvori' g
to escape and they finally got away.
but not until a card, offering the
bearer a reward for trading with the
big store and presenting the card,
aa attached to the neck of e:h cat.
I he idea was something new and
it U still the talk of the oil and
county. Mr. O'Neill is every day
having some word from the "cat"
Wednesday evening the members of
the First Baptist cburcb assembled to
participate in the annual "Church
Day" meeting, when officers were
chosen for the ensuing year, reports
made by all departments and the work
in all departments was dwelt upon.
The attendance was quite good and
the proceedings very interesting.
Among the newly 'chooeo officers
ware the following : C. D. Crane and
J. L. Soovill, trustees; W. H. Patillo,
financial secretary; Roy Hackett,
Sunday school superintendent The
other officers were re-elected. One of
the pleasing features of the evening
was the presentation of a beautiful
vase by the members of the choir to
Mrs. Arthur Conklin, the director of
the choir, as a token of the faithful
ness she has displayed in thia good
work. Encouraging reports from the
pastor, clerk of the ' congregation,
treasurer, board of trustees, ladies'
aid, ladies' missionary cirole and all
departments showed very encourag
ing condition of affairs. The increase
in membership and also the increase
in finaucial matters have been quite
marked. The services next Sunday
will tie; Preaohing at 10:30 a. m.,
on"Fihing," followed by the right
hand of fellowship and the Lord's
Supper; Sunday school 11:45; Young
Proople's meeting 6:30 and evening
preaching, 7:80. A cordial welcome
is extended to all.
Next Monday will be rally day at
the First Christian church, when the
"Church at Work" program will be
carried out as follows: special
uiuslo; doxology; special songs;
communion service at 11 a. m.
led by W. R. Rannle and Prof. J. A.
Bish; offering; musio; short, five
minute addresses as follows: "A
Glimpse of Higher Things" A. J.
Bollinsgwortb : "The Church at
Work" J. Stovall; "Women's
Work," Mrs. W. M. Hair; "Model
Bible school, " Mrs. Batman ; "G,oing
to Medford," Mrs. W. R. Rannie;
Endeavors Alive" Mrs. W. J. Sto
vall; "The Lord's Treasury," Miles
Molntyre; "Gett'ng Out of Debt"
A.N. Holman; "Resume," A. J.
Hollingsworth. At the close of the
service the ladies will serve a basket
dinner and at 2:45 p. m., the child
ren's choir will render the music
This service will be for the children,
when the pastor will deliver ser
mon of "Stick." At 7 :30 there will
bn special musio and the sermon on
The Man Christ Jesus." All are
invited to these services. Come,
bring your lunch baskets and enjoy
a good rally day, as well as become
better acquainted with the tew
pastor and his wife. -
HARVEY DEAN At the home of
the bride' parents, at Grants Pass,
Ore., Monday. Sept. 2U, 1W07,
Thomas Siandish Harvey of Martth
fleld, aud Mini Blanche Dean of (his
city, Stephen Jewell officiating.
WARD BUCHER At the city hall.
in Grants P.un, Tuesday, Oct. 1.
IU07, Inane Ward aud Mies Minnie
H. Bnoher, both of Lelaixl, Justice
James Holtnsn, officiating.
MORE-JOLLY -At the city hall,
in Grants Pas, Thursday, Oct 1),
1U07, James B. Moi re and Heftie
Jollr, both of Lxlaud, Justice James
FLEMING In Grants Pans, Ore.,
Monday, September 110, 11W7, to Mr.
aud Mrs J. Fleming, a daughter.
HARVEY Near Graols"Paiw, Ore.,
rhurs'lav. September 19, 107, to
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Harvey, a
PIERCE At Merlin, Ore., Thursday.
H-ptmuher 28, 1U()7. to Mr.nd Mrs.
Frank A. Pierce, a son.
CALDWELL In Grsuts Pas Ore.,
Saturday, September 28. IUU7, Mrs.
G. U. (.aid well, of old age.. Aged
Deceaeed was a native of Virginia,
having come scrims the plains, to
( anroinia in where she was
niairied and later to Oregon, settling
in Josephine county, where she has
reside I ever slnoi. Surviving her are
hxr hotbind, aUo'a son G. M. Cald
well aud a daughter Mrs. C. F. Dlxou
all residents of this city.
Tne interment was at the Sparlin
cemetery at Williams Cieek,"RevTr
M. Gardner conducting the 'services
which were attended by a large
number of the friends and neighbors.
SARGENT In Grants Pass Ore.
Tuesday Octooer 1, Mrs. Vina Ann
Sargent wife of R. Sargent, aged
M years aod II mouths.
The departed was a pioneer resi
dent of this county and was first
onited in marriage to a Mr. Dailey
with whom she lived near Kerby for a
number of years until his demise.
Home time ago she was married to
Mr. Sargeut, who survives her. She
also leaves a brother, J. A. Turner,
of thia city. The interment was at
Granite Mill cemetery, Rev. Evan P.
Hughes conducting the s: rvices at the
Advertisers get results ia the
CITY WATER COMPANY
RAISES THEIR RATED
Cost of Many Recent Improve
ments Ulven for Chang
The Rogue River Water Co., sent
ont notices to its customers, this
week, notifying them that beginning
with October 1, the rates on water
would be materially inoreased. Hear
ing more or less complaint . regarding
the matter, the Courier man went at
once to the office of the company
and inquired of R. W. Clarke, the
manager as to what the change in
rates might be and how it was going
to affect the average consumer.
Manager Clarke was quite willing to
discuss the matter and explained that
the principal change was In the
meter rtes, the rate for the minimum
charse going np from 50 cents to $1,
hot he explained that the 60 cents
charge only entitled the nser to 1000
gallons of water and that under the
old order of things he was required
to pay 10 cents for each additional
1000 gallons after the first. Now he
pays $1 for 6000 gallons, thus making
only a difference of 10 cents increase
for 6000 gallons. For 10,000, now
the charge is 13, formerly it was
11.403. There is no additional charge
for amounts over and above the 10,000
gallons. In other words, the greatest
increase any consumer can possibly
pay nnder the new schedule will be 60
On all cases where there is a flat
rate, there will be an additional
charge of 36 cents in each and every
case, be it large or small in atiount.
. Manager Clarke explained that the
increase was caused by the necessarily
large expense incurred in moving the
pumping plant op the river for some
distance. He informed the reporter
that the new rates and the service
being rendered would compare very
favorably with what is being given
by any city in Southern Orgoa, except
at Ashland, where the conditions are
altogether different from those In any
ARE OUR BEST
For they always find in our big
store the latest designs in the
housefurnishing line, and then
we sell at prices which are sure
to please the people. : : :
AS A MATTER OF COURSE
Every lady wants her house nicely fur- .
nished and that's where we shine. You
should come and see for yourself the
many useful and attractive articles
which we ofler, another carload just ar
rived and we ask you to come in and
look them over. All wo ask ia that
you come and see our good 4 and com
pare prices, we'll risk the rest. : : : :
Your's to Please
Furniture and Car
Lars Curtains, Por
Pillows, L'oU, Wall
I ront St.)
other locality in this part of the
He farther stated that the company
proposed giving the best possible ser
vice to all parts of the city, as soon aa
this could be done, for it wants to
give a good and sufficient supply of
good water to all the oitizeos of .
CARD OF THANKS.
We wish to sincerely thank the
many friends who so kindly assisted
us, an(j who helped to remove the
pang of sorrow from our hearts with
the fragrance of roses and words of
sympathy and consolation during he
recent loss of our little son.
DENNIS H. STOVALL (and WIFE.
While passenger train No. IS was
coming south, through Cow Creek
canyon, Tuesday, during the heavy
rainstorm, the rumbling of the train
caused landslide and enormous
stone were crowded through the
windows of the tourist, diner and
standard Pullman sleepers, causing
pandemnlum to reign among the
frightened passengers. After the
train had pulled through, the engine
stopped and an examination was
made of the damage to the cars.
Happily no one was hurt
A. Coleman has one ' of bis fine
"Perfection Evaporators" on exhibi
tion at the corner of 6th and H
streets, where he hopes the business
men of Grants Pass and all others in
terested will call and examine the
new plant, which he will gladly ex
plain to them.
Mr. and Mrs. O. L Shogreo, and
three children of Batxer, Ore., after
spending a few days here, as the
guest of Fred Smith, foreman of the
Courier composing rooms, who is Mrs.
Shogren's brother, have returned
to their hoineA j
M. E. Moore, the new and second
hand dealer has been in Portland,
purchasing a couple ot oars of new
honse furnishings, whioh be will soon
have ready for the people to inspect.
. A complete line of Edison Phono,
graph records at the Photo sad Musi a
Stoves and Itanges,
bet. 6 and 7