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ROGUB RIVER COURIER. GRANTS PASS, OREGON. NOVEMBER 8 1907.
JJ C. FINDLEY, M. D.
Practice limited to
EYE EAR, NOSE and THROAT.
Glasses fitted and furnished.
Offloe hours 0 to 12; 2 to 6; and oo ap
pointment. Telephones 261 and 77.
tfaAMTS Pass, Oimo
.g, LOUGHRIDGE, M. D.
P1IYBICIAN AND SURGEON
Kes. Phone 714
QMs or country oats attended night
or day els) and U, Tuff's building.
OHioe Phone 261.
Grakw Pass - . Oreoow.
J, D. NORTON,
Practice in all State and Federal Courts.
OlUce la Upera House Building.
Gbajits Pass, - Okeoon
A, C HOUGH,
Practioe in all Huteand Federal Courts
Oflloo over Hair-Kiddle Hardware Co.
Gbahtn Pass, - Ohkqon
QLIVER S. BROWN,
Olfice over Dixons Store
Grants Pass, Oruuon.
Q. S. BLANC HARD,
Practice in all State and Federal
courts. Banking and Trust
G bants Pass, - Obkook
II. B. nENDRICKS
Civil and criminal matters attended to
1 in all th courts.
OfHoe, 6th street, opposite Postoffioe.
"yiLLIAM P WRIGHT,
U. 8. DEPUTY 8URVKY0R
6th St., north of Josephine Hotel.
Gbants Pass, - OaiaoN.
Wood Working Shop.
Went of flour mill, near R. R. track
Tarning, Horoli Work. Htsir Work, Hand
ftawing.Caliinet Work, Wood Pulleys, riaw
PUingand gamming, Uepairing all kinds.
The Popular Barber Shop
Get your tonsorial work done at
On Sixth Street Three chairs
Rath Room In connection
N. E. MeGREW,
Furniture and Piano
GRANTS PASS, OREGON.
E. A. WADE
Dry (Joods, Under near,
west of Palace hotel
CHANTS PASS, OREGON,
CK ANTS PASS
Will furnish information of
Josephine county free of
charge. Correspondence so
licited. L. B. II am. President
ill. L. A NDHKWS..'.. Secretary made an agreement with her proiuis
VWWWWWt 'n" lc'o her to a fine strip of
The Secret of a
lif in keeping t tie skin pre
wishing ii not enough tht
only Icivntlie delicate rurfmre
more eiMed to the irritation
ol du, iml genui) tomerci
lci attacks of lun and
wealher. After waihine, ap
ply Kolertine and experience
Ita delightful refreihment.
You will admire ttvt line-leu
toltneu it impart! to face,
neck and anna. It not only
stimulate! a radiant glow, but
protects the skin from becom
ing coarse. Pre rents burn
ing, tan and freckles.
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I DOINQS AT THE
Item of Interest to the Taxpayer of
From the Various County Officials.
And There Wai "Nothing Doing"
Last week the various office ac the
courthouse presented not a very lively
aspect. This was doe wholly to the
famous five days' holidays proclama
tion of Governor Chamberlain, on ac
count of the financial flurry. It was
a question as to just what business
could be transacted and in order to
obviate any tangles, nothing was done
for the five days. This week matters
are some better, although, the Gov
ernor has decided to prolong the pro
clamation and have more legal holi
days, unt'l the bunk get relief from
the eastern correspondents. However,
Clerk Cheshire is not issuing any
marriage licenses or attachments of
any kind. Nothing of a judicial
nature will he attended to, but the
filing of deeds, mortgages, leases,
mining location and tlie like will
nrocead, as of yore. In the office of
Sheriff Rus'ell, quiet reigns supreme
and only Depoty Smith is busytak-
ing iu the people's money for the
payment of delinquent taxes. No
summons or other paper of the kind
can be served and so the Sheriff is
having a good, eaay time of it. Jnst
how long this state of affairs will
continue to exist teems to be problem
atical and it is cutting quite a bit in
to the volume of tusiuess which is
being done by the various officials of
Josephine uoouty, as with all the
counties in Oregon.
Officials Need Some Cash
Although the different county of
ficials are unable to transact any busi
ness In their offices, yot they, Hike ail
mortals have to exist and they are
finding it rather hard to pay their
bills without the necessary salary,
which is minus this time, butanes the
warrants ooold not be legally drawn.
But they are having to stand off their
creditors and do as the average resi
dent of the oounty is doing. They rea
lize that it will only be a question of
a short time until they will be receiv
ing their wages and so they do not
s.iiu to be losing mnch sleep over the
Reporting to Stsxte Officio.!
Oounty Clerk Chethire is just now
bnsily engaged in making ont his an
nual report to the Secretary of State,
showing the condition of the tax rolls
of Josephiue county and he has a very
nice increase in the total assessable
valuation to make to Secretary Frank
W. Benson, of Salem over the returns
made last vear. At that time he sunt
In the total assessable valuation, for
Josephiue county, as 4. 710,8.'0, and
this year he reports it as f"i, 054,270,
hich is a very material increase.
The reiHirt shows that lust Tear the
comity board of equalization reduced
A Mentor Falliu's figures by flS'JO,
while this year they made a cut dowu
of f 13,2:io. lint this big- reduction
was doe almost eutirely to some
mining properties, whore tliey had
bfen abandoned aud the machinery,
which was held fur a large assess
ment, had mostly been shipped out of
the county and sold. Sacretarv of
.Slate Lleusou will now figure out what
the total running expends of the state
will be and then he will proceed to
apportiou to each comity the per
rent, which the law of 1U07 fixes for
each county. This will be prepared
In time for the county commissioners
to include the state .tax in the making
of the levy in this county at their
Timber Mn line Trouble
James T. Burns is a timber cruiser
and like other people he has troubles
of his owu. Just now he is having to
raort to the courts in order to col
lect the fee which he claims is due
him for locating a party on a choice
piece of governtueut timber laud. By
i hi attorney
Colvig he lies
brought an action
1mm Anonat In.
Ayer charging that
. i timber laud ia payment for which
service he was to receive the sum of!
100. Accordingly he found her the J'oonty Superintendent of School
southeast quarter of section AO town- l fpcdu Savane was requested by some
hip 37 south range 7 and she prvJ ofctha school uiar'ms to have them ei
ented her tiling at the Roeelinrg "l(jM fru attending the sessions of
land office and it was accepted and -annual Josephine County
hw received the customary receipt for ' ff l'Bor . Institute, which ia now la
the money paid for such filing bnt , n this city, hot the obliging
he;avers that she has failed to pav ,
the 4tK or any part thereof and that
she persists in said refusal. He there-'
fore invoke the aid of the law and
his attorney has sued out au aUeTtir
in en t against her property until she
court shall have a chttuce to pass upon
his claim. '
Some Dirt Changing Hands
There have not been nearly so many
deeds placed on file, many rreaooe ev-i-
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A41A 44444tlillttttf t'fr i
or less of a r.ek
clared. A few
to record the instro
the holiday reason
Chamberlain has de
transfers of realty
have been I laced oo file as follows:
Sugar Pine Door & Lumber Co., to
U B Miiler, quit claim .deed to a lot
of acreage in sections 17, 18, 19, 29,
30, 33, 34, in township 35 south, range
6; and in sections 3, 4, 9, 10, town
ship 36 s, t 6 j and sections 26 aud 34,
township 85 s, r 6; section 6, rp 6 s,
r 5 ! ec 7, t 63 s, r 5 ; sec 7, tp H6 s,
r 5; sec 18. t 85 s, r 6. 1. a- .Jg$
August Fetsch et nx to Abbot of
Saint Bennediot,4.09 acreiu seo 19, tp
30 s, r 5, 1 1 50.; - . ;
Roman Catholic Archbishop of the
Diocese of Oregon to Abbot of .St.
Benedicts Abbey, north half of blocs
ll, Grants Pass, $1.
Merlin Townsite & Development
Co., to Jacob Fliesch et al., lota,
blocs 20, Center add to Merlin, $75.
Sugar Pine Door & Lumber Co, to
Sherman Fields, lot 8. block fi, of
H B Miller & Go's add to Grants
J P Morray et nx to C H French 5,
aores in seo 29 tp 36 a, r 6. Deed iu
escrow, f500 to bear 8 per cent in
terest from October 8, 1907.
L B Hall et ux to O A Savage, lots
and 8, block 52, Grants Pass, 400.
Charles M Holmes et ox to JO
Booth, part of block 33, Grants Pass,
R E Reed et nx to EE Wiseman et
al, lot 60x180 ft and the saloou located
on the same, f 10 and other considera
tions Nancy I Hyde et mar to Joa Hill,
lot 10, and west half of lot 11, block
14, H B Miller & Co's add to Grants
G A Savage et nx to Edward S Van
Dora and W W Walker, 80 acres in sec
24, tp 6 a, r 5, 700.
Frances Neil, of Nevada to J E
Hodgdon, part aeoi.4, 'mtpji, a,;r 8
Selden L Simon ' et al to Wm H
SnUivan,;i29.5aores, ia seoj.16, tp
. T 9. 10.
J P.Kenney greos ,to;jielI)tojW D
French etal, lots land2. Railroad
add to Grants Pass for $200.
Some Minor Mattere
The fees in the county clerk's offloe
for October amounted to $291.70, as
against $290.35 for the month of Sep
Another week has passed without a
siugle marriage license being isaued.
Clerk Cheshire thiuks that probably
Copid is withholding the orders un
til Thanksgiving season arrives.
The will of Christiana Conklin,
wife of Albert L. Conklin, residing
in New York City, has been filed and
recorded. It is quite a volumiuons
document, covering four paes of the
deed record, type wrltteu. She names
her ons Wm. W. Conklin aud Arthur
Contliu, of this oily, as executors aud
trustees, without bonds. It was dated
February 5, 1885 and a codicil was
made March 14, 18H5, because it had
been ascertained that she had only a
life lease in certain valuable lauds.
County Clerk Cheshire had a re
quest for a hunter's license, thia
week, by mail, requesting him to
forward the document aud informing
him that the "money was cn deposit. "
But he failed to statu where it was de
posited or to whose credit.
E. Laughbridge. falling into the
procession, has placed his cattle brand
on file, with the county clerk.
W. B. Shermau has made a bill of
sale to P. P. Frbotor, of the job
printing plant, located in Room No
11, Masonic Block, the consideration
being $1000 -
This week Judge H. K. Hanna
sigued an order, extending the time
30 days of plaintiff to carry the case
of Rolla S. Knapp vs. Edgar T. Wal
lace, the Althouse Mining Co., and
JamesCamp, to the supreme court.
Williams Bros. Door & Lumber Co.,
lias placed a material man's lien on
low 1, block 11, Railroad addition to
Grunts Pais, for the sum of $17.60,
alleged to be due it for material for-
"fthed Maggie Smith
siMerinteuient bad to decliue to com-
pry with the request, iuaauiuch as the
Og'gtm state law expressly provides 1
tlt bo tetwher shall be excused, ex- 1
c$t ia ca of sickuexs or some
ehally as good reason. Mr. Suvage
tovreiore eapects to see ev.rv teacher
lire murium; MMtHinft.
l.ouutv I .mm i.i. .
"(MutwiAT, iu regular ttoniou. but,
?tul t0 , Uovsrnur Chamberlain's
holidays, they decided to adjourn tin-'
I IT. ".-"".?. er nav
i lav urn iiiinusii.iB a- i.
THE LYCEUM COURSE
One Way to Make Winter a Joy
In the Smaller Towns.
VARIETY OF ENTERTAINERS.
Growth ot ths "Lecture Bureau" Busi
ness In Recent Years Fine Chance to
Entertain Citizens and Attract Out
siders In This Way.
Now that the Chautauqua season is
closing toaus throughout the United
stutes are beginning to look forward
to the winter lecture course. During
t::e past few years the lycoum bureaus
iiu-.e la-en the means of giving much
amusement and cdlflcution to many
smiill towns and cities which in other
days were devoid of such enterprises.
Many Jowns now have summer Chau
tauqua assemblies lasting for a few
days, or In some cases for a few
weeks, which bring thousands of out
siders and furnish entertainment to
the residents as well. The outsiders,
of course, spend considerable money
In a Chautauqua town. As a rule they
are city people or those from neigh
boring towns and from the country
who are out on their summer vacations.
They want to have a good time and
get some benefit out of the lectures
and other entertainments. No town
with a Chautauqua assembly ever re
grets it, because the enterprise helps
local trade In practically all branches.'
The winter lyceum or lecture course
is distinct from the Chautauqua, be
cause It Is spread over a much longer
period. It la chiefly for the borne
people, though many persona from
neighboring towns without a lyceum
course are attracted to the entertain
ments. One of the finest things about a win
ter lecture course la that it enllvena
the town. Winter has dull days and
nights, and when the people are pre
sented with an opportunity to attend
musical entertainment, bear a celebrat
ed lecturer or see a high class variety
performance It does not require an
overmastering advertising genius to
make a success out of such a course..,
Usually the agents of the lyceum bu
reaus begin the work of establishing
a course, but nny citizen can do this.
There are excellent lyceum bureaus In
cities like Chicago, Boston, Memphis,
Kansas City, Los Angeles and Atlan
ta which supply complete courses of
entertainment The average course
comprises about half a dozen numbers,
with two or three weeks between
dates. There are many talented per
sons doing this platform work. There
are humorous lecturers, musical
troupe, Individual singers or Instru
mental musicians, lecturers with stere-
optlcan adjuncts and a vast variety of
entertainers from whom to choose the
"talent" In the language of the lyce
nm these people are called talent.
Some of them are more talentod than
others, but that Is not the point
Any person In any town may organ
Ire a lyceum course If he or she has
the requisite enterprise to stay with
the proposition until It Is a go. The
public school principal frequently starts
fhe ball to rolling. lie gets the Meth
odist preacher and the Baptist preach
er and the Presbyterian preacher In
terested. Fie lays his plans before the
persons llternrily or artistically In
clined or those who like a solid lecture
on a solid topic now and then, and be
tween thi'in all they hit upon a series
of performances which suits all tastes.
The lecture bureaus supply talent at
the prevailing rate. For some towns It
It's Time to Think
ABOUT HEAVIER CLOTHES and WE HAVE PREPARED FOR
YOUR WANTS BY LAYING IN A BIG FALL and WINTER STOCK
of UNDERWEAR, MEN'S and BOY'S CLOTHING, MENS SUITS,
something new, from S3 to $2S. and a COMPLETE LINE of SHOES
WE ARE THE PEOPLE
WHO HAVE SUCH GOOD THINGS FOR THE TABLE. WE
CARRY ONLY FRESH GROCERIES. FRUITS and VEGETABLES
and MAKE A SPECIALTY OF FLOUR, FEED and HAY. CQVIE
and SEE I S BEFORE MAKING YOUR PURCHASES and WF
WILL RISK OUR CHANCES. '
If its bargains you are after, then come to our
big establishment you'll find everything just as advertised
to Makes XTRAGOOP
WE always like to know an we
ran about the makers who
. th rlnthes we offer vou:
and we'd like you to know
C One of the main reasons we sell
ytraoood i! the fact that they are
made by Ederheimer, Stein & Co.,
Chicago, in the most modern and re-ii-trip
failnr ehnns ever built: in
large, light, airy, clean
specially erected ana ncu ui
making clothes better and differ
ent than others nave
C Beside the longer wear your boy will
get out of XTRAGOOP.
appearance and more
that you 11 appreciate,
vantage to know they re clean j
V and wholesome, as well as '
The X. moat durable,
?" Xv honest,
i it an XTRAGOOP.
Ages 7 to 17.
.Prices $5 to 112.
P. H. Harth
Is a lower rate than for others, accord
ing to the transportation conditions
and the like. Sometimes a person of
note on the platform may be engaged
at a cut rate because he happens to
have an open date and Is In the partic
ular neighborhood which want him.
The local manngers of the course soon
learn to look out for such snaps.
The fact that a. town has a winter
lyceum course la a mighty good thing
for the place In the eyea of outsiders.
In a town where everything la stag
nant throughout the long winter, where
there la nothing doing, where the opera
house or public ball Is shut tight from
month to month and the cobwebs clus
ter about the windows and doors, the
visiting stranger Is not likely to be at
tracted to make a return visit But
when be finds that he can while away
an evening nt the hall listening to
some well known lecturer, funny man,
musical expert or other entertainer, he
In pretty sure to go away speaking a
good word for that town.
Lyceum courses, aa a rule, are self
supporting. It all depends npon the
vigor with which the manager works
and upon the temper of the population.
In some towns a lyceum manager
makes good money out of a course,
while elsewhere he finds It only an
even break. But even In the event of
a deficit at the close of the season
there la no town that cannot afford to
have a lyceum course, for the deficit
may be made up by contributions from
enterprising citizens. If properly push
ed there will tie no deficit the second
The number of entertainments and
their class depends upon the size of
the town and the character of the peo
ple. Some small towns have so many
citizens who fancy things of that sort
that the lyceum mnnager can afford
higher priced entertainers than In
towns of greater size where the peo
ple do not care for such things.
For keeping up local pride and mak
ing your town attractive to outsid
ers the winter lyoeum course Is one
of the latest and greatest things on
Is due in a large measare to abuse
of the bowels, by employing drast'c
porsatives. To avoid riant er, oi-e
only Dr. King's New Life Pills, the
safe, gentle cleansers and invigoritors.
At all drug stores 25c.
it s an ad
r Son. Inc.
In planning your trip, you don't
want to be confined to one gate
way- If your ticket reads "Burl
ington," your route may be
Ufa St. Paul,
the Mississippi River Scenic way,
three trains daily, or
the direct way to the Southeast
with complete trains all the way
and either the Billings direct way,
or else through Scenic Colorado.
Get hold of a Burlington folder;
the map shows what a desirable
portion of the through route the
Burlington trunk lines form. An
intelligent inquiry by you as'to the
Burlington routes and service will
add to the comfort of your journey
east or southeast.
Let me help you.
A. C. SHELDON.
Geni. Agt. C. B. & Q
100 Third Street,
Portland, - Oregon.
aTTMtasrt mm svnd won
win tMclijjiormttoTiM for girls, andwHivof
Iron. WHITE TUDAY 'or urllFTjUn nd oUlo
ALBANY C01LE0E. ALBANY. OREOOW
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