V COUNTY TEACHERS ARE HOLDING INSTITUTE An Interesting Program Prepared lor Thla Important Meeting of School Instructors. The Josephine oouoty Teachers' In stitute it now io gesiioD. The first meeting wai beld Wednesday and the enrollment was 60, showing a good ncrease over the corresponding session of the last institute. After a soug and some opening re marks, the regular work of the in- Uitute was taken op. Mrs. Kidder, of the Oregon Library Commission was the first speaker, giving ao in stractiTe, practical talk on the care and classification of bosks, explain ing the work of the Libraiy Com mission, in building np school li braries. Dr. Henry D. Sheldon, of the University of Oregon next address ed the institute, taking up the highly interesting topio of teachers' salaries. His plea was for better salaries, as based on better qualifications of the teachers aud in this connection be ex plained the new work tbat the Uni versity of Oregon is taking up, in es tablishing a oorrespondeoeo school. This instructive correspondence is then free to all teachers in Oregon and is under the regular professors of the University and credit i given by the University to those who pass success folly the examination given their cor respondents. At the afternoon session, Dr. Shel don gave a very practical talk on school hygiene, touohing especially opon the subjects of ventilation, heat ing and lighting of school rooms. Mrs. Kidder talked on circulating libraries loaned by the Commission to sohools, on application, explaining the plan of loan, contents of these libraries, eto. The use of books was interestingly discussed by Mrs. Kidder, who made a plea fot a "reading population in Oregon," which reso It mnst be brought ahoQt by training the pupils to read books. Comment on individual books of the Commissioners' list was of mocb interest and good, practical value to tbe teachers. Thursday morning Miss Knox, of Portland addressed the Institute on "Art Ednoat ion," going into details of the first training and culture in this line, showing the development the work, step by step. The oourse in strnctoin, In the interest of which she spcke, Is gotten np by the Praug Edu cational Pub, Co ( whose system of drawing and drawing books was re cently adopted by the State Text Book Commission. Dr. Love next addressed the Institute on "Tuberculosis." His address was full of much good advioe, and it was of praotical value, showing bow this dread disease may be con trolled and successfully kept from spreading. The Institute was then di vided into Primary and Advanced Sections. Mrs. Sloan, of ' Portland, author of the Sloan aeries of readers addressed the Primary section ou "Method in Beading." giving a high ly interesting and instructive talk to the Primary teachers. Dr. Sheld;n addressed the Advauced suction on "Geography Teaching, " ana made a plea for better teacbiag in geography, to get away from the old style horn drum method to one that brings ont those tilings which are of special in terest to the boys and girls. Dr. Sheldon opened the afternoon ses sion by talking to the Advanced sec tion on the subjeot of history. He gave many valuable soRgestioni on history teaching, sptaking of tbe oe and misuse of the nntebook Jsytem. Uuarta blanks at tbe Courier office. New 3 -Room Well locate... hot 72 one third cash, one third of balance in two years at 8 w. Hi. i :r E Xj .a. in" d THE REAL ESTATE MAN Ground Floor, Opera House Block GRANTS Mrs. Sloan concluded hr .it . Unary teacherson reading aod method of teaching me, givlDg prtloatar at tention to the "Phonic". This talk was highly instructive. In the gen ewl setsion, Miss Knox took np water color painting, taking up the brosh nd making a practical demonstration of her method in carrying on this work in the primary grades, showing the development of same, from lesson I to lesson. Mr. Miller, from W.lii.n,. reex district addressed the Institute in a few, well taken sentences bring- u8 u uuanges in methods of life in the sohool and without Last evening Dr. Sheldon delivered an able address on "The Making of a State," which was largely attended and greatly appreciated by the atten tive andienoe. The sessions of the Institute will contiiue throughout today and close with the afternoon's program, whioh is of nnnsnal interest. MUCH INTEREST TAKEN IN THE CITY ELECTION One Ticket Already in the Field and the Varioua Ce.ndide.tes are Being Considered Although the city . election is bnt one month off, yet ths interest in the Important event seems to be rather slight, for the voters are not register ing very fast and it now develops tbat there will be no primaries whatever held. This information was im parted to the Coorier reporter by City Recorder Clements, who stated that it was now too late to hold said pri maries, as the law provided that the proper notice should be given at least 13 days prior to the date provided for tke holding of said primaries. The fact that there will be no pri maries has started some gossip. One theory is to the effect that if no primaries are beld, then the old set of officers will retain their office through another term, or until their successors are legally elected. But, a decision of Attorby-General' Crawford is said to have been rendered covering jnst such cases, wherein the eleotion of officers for cities which did not bold primaries was declared to be valid and binding. In view of the fact that there will be no primaries held, it will now be necessary for the various candidates or their friends to ciroulate petitions, which, when enough of the legal voters have signed, will entitle them to be placed on the ticket. It is un derstood that this plan will now be carried out by the tickets which will be put into the Bold. Already the Law aud Order people are out with a ticket, which has been chosen at a meeting of representative citizens and which is as follows : For Mayor, L. B. Hall; For Cooucilmati io First Ward. T. P. CMim-r; 2d ward, W. V. Walker: 8d ward, Liu coin Saage aod 4th ward. W. J. Stovall. Rumor has it that the friends of these mn are already working for thsir election and that they will keep working until the election is ovi-r. Other tickets are said to be likely to be soon forthcoming and so the in terest continues to wax warmer and whm ths battle of the ballots floes oo cor. it will ilkely be at white heat. It is safe to predict that there will be much more iut'reet in the air than now appears on the surface, and ere long the voters will be registering so fast that Recorder Clements will be heartily glad when the eleotion shall have all passed over. (iuwfc delivery Tbe Weekly Cottage $8S0. x 150 ft. Will accept balance in one year and interest, PASS. JOSEPHINE COUNTY, INTERESTING DISCOURSE ON SUBJECT OF PURITY roving People of Grants rasa Highly Entertained by Telling Asldreas on This Topic. The Young People's Christian Te peraooe Union which was held in the M. E. church in regular session, program having been arranged for the occasion. The most enjoyable portion of which was the instructive speech of Dennis Stovall, whioh was sub stantially as follows : "I am bsre with no new nor won .3 1 . ...i , . ..... ""mi eiory. cat i snail leu you win be old, very old, but tbe truth tbat it is old, aod has been told so many times. Is sufficient proof of its worth. I am told that my subject is Social Purity,' For my own conven ience, however, and to make it sim ple for myself aud for you, I shall call it "The Beau and The Sweet heart Problem. "It is just as natoral for the young girl to have a bean and just as natural for the yoong man to have a sweet heart, as it is Ifor two daisies to nod and smile at each other as they bud aod bloom side by side in the meadow. I bad a sweetheart once, in troth, several of tbem, but only one at a time. I was juit 7 years and 0 months old when I had my first sweet heart Ber name was Sally, and she didn't live in our alley either. Sail and I attended the same school away oot'on the Texas prairies. She sat jnst across the aisle, and she bad a very coy habit of smiling at me from behind Ber bloe backed spelling nook. I remember how beautifully Sally's red hair and the bloe cover of her spelling book harmonized. Down thereon the Texas prairies cyclones were very numerous. Because of this the sohool had 'cyclone drill' either for practice or otherwise, every few days, but It was usually otherwise. Tbe teaoher would sound the alarm. we pnpils would jump Into line and see liow quickly aod orderly we oould march ont and hide ourselves in tbe cyclone cellar. One day we bad a new pupil at school little Jimmy Jones fioni Maryland. That day a cyclone was sighted off to the sooth- west. It was b Bring down with mighty roar, uprooting trees and lift ing houses io tho powerful sweep of its twisting tail. The teacher gave tbe alarm, we Jumped into line and marched io.quick ti'De to the cyclone cellar. But little Jimmy Jones bad never seen a cyclone before, and ao was not wise in th way of tornadoes and 'cjclne drill', so he remained in bis seat. When we emerged from the dark cellar, nothing remained of the school bouse but the floor and little Jimmy Jones. There he sat at his seat, calmly studying his speller s if a cyclnue was not worth tbe trouble of noticing. Bat when we came up, he looked at the teacher with se'ious meaning printed on his face and re marked : 'It was a uiitihtv good thing I stayod with 'er or we'd o' lust tbe floor too.' Jimmy Jones was the school hero after that, and Sally's smiles all weut his way. "Ye, this thing of beans and sweethearts Is as old as the world It had its beginning awiy back in the Garden of Eden when this old eaith was young, and before it was niarrtd and scared by the sin of man. Tbe Garden of Eden was a garden of love. Adam's first vision was a visiou of love, a vision of Eve, the sinless woman, Uod s nrst inougni ror me happiutst of man. And lin Adam wooed Eve the grazing herds left sloping hill aod peaceful vale t'i listen to the wooing, and tlience tlemev-s departed in pairs. The dove beard it and mated in the fields; the qoail wooed his love in the wheal; the robiu whistled to bis love iu the glen ; 'The lark was so brimful of gladness and love, The green fields below him tbe bloe sky above, That be sang, and he sang, and for ever sang he: I love my Love, and my Love loves me.' ' 'AH the world was alive with love aod song of Its being. The moic of it floated from eoroit tbe broad prairies aod was wafted from tbe jungle. It bubbled from tbe mellow throats of the mockingbirds and bobo links. Even io the deep forests the glad refrain was beard, and no doabt the maiden "monkey, fair Juliet of the bouse of the Orang-Outang waited on ber cocoanut balcony for OREGON, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER the coming of her 'Komso, ' and while she waited shs plaintively sang : "My sweetheart's the lovely baboon, J I'm going to marry him toon; 'T would fill me with joy Just to kiss the dear boy, For his charms and hi beauty No poer can destroy. "I'll sit in the light of the moon, And sing to my darling baboon, When I'm safe by bis side And he calls me his bride, ' Ob, my lovely, my precious baboon "That first paradise was colored snd charmed aud beautified with the spirit of love. 'Every rich blesse s; witnm the gift of tbe Almighty Father was poured out from tbe cor nuoopia or heaven, cut it was soon stained and polluted with the sin of man's disobedience. In the exercise of their own God-given free agency, they tasted the forbidden trait and fell from their glorious estate. It was tbe fall of Innocence and purity. Because of that first sin the bar mony of love was broken and the world has suffered its endless ohaio of sorrow of disagreement and of woe. And because of the disagreements, because of sin, this problem of the bean and the sweetheart is not always sach an easy one to solve. I know, because I've solved it. Diffloult as it Is, however, the whole problem is simple. It merely is a matter of a boy being always a gentleman, and a girl being a woman. It is merely a mattsr of the yoong man being a knight of honor, who feels always tbat it is his duty to protect woman kind protect her from insult, pro tect her from the sins of men, and keep her the spotless, beautiful, obarmlog creature that Ood Intends ber to be. "Until the girl becomes a woman, or at least of mature age, her young men friends should be ber companions only at such times as young men are needed ;and they should be companions of whom she feels proud who she is not afraid or ashamed to bring into the family circle. The mother cf tbe girl will, if she acta right in ths mat ter, invite the yoong man companion of ber daughter to dl ner, and all will spend tbe evening together around the same fire. This is a very simple test, and can always be relied upon both by the mother aod tbe daughter. It will prote just what sort of a fellow the 'best fellow' of the girl really is. It lie is evil, he will reruse tbe second or third invi tation to take dinner or to spend the evening with the family, aud it then becomes an easy matter to drop him. "Onr young women cannot liarn too early the responsibility that rests up on them in the great work of uiakiug the world better aud pnrer. The sweetest humanizing influence upon this old earth is woman. It has been truly said that there is no aspiration eutertaiuvd by man, uo achievement be seeks to accompl'sh, no great and honorable ambition be seeks to grati fy, whicb is not directly related to a mother, a eweetheart or a wife. Youug women, jou cannot ovsresti- raate the inspiration of purity, of heroism aud of uotellUli devotion you mould into tbe lives of your young miin couitiauion. 'it was for love that Autony lost a world. It wa for bis beloved Kacbel that Jacob worked seven loug years, and seven more. Poetry and fiction are based upon woman's love, aod the meveuaeuts of history are mainly due to the senti ments or ambitious she has inspiied.' From the hearthstone around which liuKi-r tbe recol lections of our mother aid sister, from the family ciicle win re we first met tbe girl com tan Ions of our youth, comes all the nuritvv. all the hope aud all the r courage with which we fight the bat tie of life. So the yoong woman who does not hmima an Inspiration for better things to the young men companions. can never hone to accomplish tbat which the Great Creator intended she should accorrplUh; and by this neglect she repudiates the ooblast purpose of ber life. Tbe young woman has a remarkable ioflueoce for Kood over ber young man com Inn. She can correct his faults and guide bis erring feet, she can lift blm from the depths of despondency aod despair up into the bright light of courage and hope. She can make kin work and labor and strive to be Continued on page 6 Tbe Grants Pans Box Factory was closed lor a couple of dsys, the first of the week, fur some repairs to the machinery. 8. 1907. GENERAL SATISFACTION WITH ASSESSOR'S WORK Annue.1 Meeting of the County Bosxrd of Equalization Did Not Have Many Protests After waiting for a couple of days, the County Board of Equalization finally bad a few callers. But all day both Monday aod Tuesday there was "nothing doing." And what few protests did show np were for tie most part turned down. Contrary to expectations, the Southern Paoiflo people failed to pnt in auy appearance whatever. Perhaps they realized that it would be nselesa, especially as others ooontles have put the assess ment so innch higher than lt has been placed at in Josephine. The first ooinplaint was made bv the Paoiflo States Telephone & Telegraph Co., local manager A. T. Marshall ap pearing oo behalf of that corpora tion and asking that the assessment be redooed from $400 per mile to t'-rH but this request was not granted. Tbe only change made affecting tbe telephonelinterests was the making of correction, whereby the line run ning into Merlin was teduoed from five miles to two miles on the rolls. The Martha Mining Co., appeared and by showing that the property was dead" a rednotion on account of the non-use of the tramways and of the buildings, the assessment was lowered from $U.03O to $10,000. complaint was made by the Condor Water & Power Co., over its power line assessment. It wanted tbe board to reduoe the same from $00 per mile to $3fi0 per mile. The demand was refused. The only red notion made was to reduoe the assessment of the line from this city to Granite Hill to $360 aod from Granite Hill on to the Greenback mines to $100, all on aooountof tbe abandonment of the min ing property and that part of the power line. As ths property io queatioo had beeo abandoned for the past 18 month, the board granted a reduction of tbe Greenback Mining Co., from $38,000 to $14,000, on tbe machinery, muoh of which has already keen re moved. But the assessment on the lauds remained unchanged. The Maxoy Investment Co., a Wis consin oouoern which makes a specialty of handling timber lands, wanted its holdings, of tbat kind re dooed, but, inasmuch as the assessor had taken the assessment made by tbe official cruise, the rednotion was not made. O. S. Brown asked that his 80 aores of railroad timber and, located at Hugo be reduced from $5 per acre to $:i, but he, too, failed to carry his point. Fsiling to get his own propertv re dnoed, O. S. Browo handed in a re- CHECKS on either of the Grants Pass Banks will buy House furniture at O'Neills And what's more, O'Neill is giv ing 10 per cent off on all purchases made before November 15. Watch our Windows tor Holiday Goods Furniture and Car pets, Linoleums, Lace Curtains, Por tiere, Mattreanes, Pillows, Cola, Wall Paper, Clocks, Mirrors, Window Hhadea, Pictures, Picture Moulding. R. H. OWII THE HOUSEFUHNISHEH front St., bet. 6 and 7 No. 32. quest that the acreage owned by Messrs. O. D. Sexton, C W. Triplet and Daniel Peterson be raised from t3 to 93 per acre. But here he again failed, the board refusing to grant bis request. Although but comparatively little change in the rolls was made, yet the board believes that it is tbe proper thing to give the people a chance to enter protest, if they happen te have any. Assesser Falliu has every reason to feel pleased ov-r the results of the board's work, for it bas very clearly shown the splendid work which he has been doing. GRANTS PASS OPERA HOUSE FORMALLY OPENED Large Audience Assembles to Enoy the Excellent Program Thsxt Had Been Prepared, That was indeed a splendid enter tainment which was afforded the large audience at the formal opening of the new Opera House, Wednesday even ing. Tbe big playhouse was literally filled to overflnwinir. with m PAnrniAnf.. ',tlte ,adlenoe l0 enJo- ,lc.Uenl literary and musical program, whioh was as follows : PART I Overatur Popular Minstrel" Grants Pass Orchestra Quartette "Thank You VervMuoh Indeed" Mrs. W. L. Ireland, Mrs. Elbert Veatch, O. W. Cramer. T. P. Cramer Clarinet Duet "Alloa Where Art Thou" Dr. V. W. VanDvke. J. A. Whaitoo Soprano Solo "81ng On" Mrs. W. W. Walker Violin Solo "Cavatlna" Stanton Row alt Reading "Inja"..k.. .larw Thomas Uunnell PART II Piano Solo "Sohnrao" B flat minor Miss Ethel Caroline Palmar Tenor aod Bariums Duet "Ths Fishermen "... and T.P. Cramer Vloln solo "The Reverie".... . ... Miss Marian Walters Soprano Solo "A Song of Thanks giving" .Mrs. W. L Ireland Waltz "Dream Thoughts" . . .-. Grants Pass Orchestra Dnring tbe brief iuterinisslon, At torney H. D. Norton stepped to the stage and all onbeknown to Mr.. Kin oey, he then voiced the hearty thanks of the people of this oity for the su perb opera bouse whioh be bad pro vlded-for tbem at much oust of labor and money. At the oonolusion of his remarks, Mr. Kinney was called for and he finally mounted ths stage, vis ibly affected by the rounds of applause which greeted his appearance and in a feeling manner the thanked hi friends and oejghbors for their klad expressions and behoped that they one and all woald enjoy the new playhouse as muoh as he was sore he was going to do. Advertisers Courier. get results in the Htovee and Ranges, Oraoiteware, Agteware, 'ewiware, Wooden ware, WUIoware, Cutlery, Crockery, Lamps, Glassware, Fancy China, (Jo-Certs, Baby Carriage.