Rogue River courier. (Grants Pass, Or.) 1886-1927, November 22, 1907, Image 1

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No. 34.
Ward Co.ucuo Held for Coun
cilman and Mass Meeting
lor City Officers.
The o'ty election will be held one
week from next 'Monday, when
councilman, one from each of the four
wards, a mayor and treasurer will be
chosen for this niuncipality for the
next year. As the time approaches,
interests increases.
In compliance with the suggestion
of the city council, citizens inet in
the four wards Tuesday evening, for
the purpose of naming candidates for
councilmen, with the following result:
First Ward T. P. Cramer.
Second Ward W. W. Walker and
Jas. Tuffs.
Third Ward Liucoln Savage and
Chas. Buck halter.
Fourth Ward W J. Storall and
Frank Fetsch.
It will now be up to the voters to
select one person from each of these
wards, to serve in the council, and the
friends of the various candidates are
now getting in their bent licks.
Wednesday evening the mass meet
ing called by the city council was held
in the courthouse. This was largely
attended by representative citizens and
the best of feeling prevailed. W. T.
Coburn was selected as chairman of
the meeting, while M. L. Opdyke was
secretary. In about five minutes time
two men were named for maporalty
honors, Dr. J. C. Smith and L. B.
Hall, while Col W. Johnson was named
to succeed himself as treasurer It did
not take long to do the business and
then the meeting was adjourned.
Mayor Smith's friends are going to
advocate his re-election, purely upon
the olaim that he made a good record
in that office, during the past year.
This they say is all they want the
voters to consider, and they think
that this sufficient to insure bis be
ing retained in the ofUce another
Mr. Hall also has many warm
friends, who are not goiusr to leave
any stone unturned, to secure his
election. They set forth the fact that
he has large property inerekts and
that he is in every way well fitted to
fill the important rlace. They set
forth the fact that he is pronounced
on the moral issues now before the
Thus far the candidates have re
frained from indulging in personali
ties, each man wMing to abide by
the will of the majority. With this
good feeling prevailing, it look as
thnutih the voters woold be the ones
to decide who is best fitted to ooo.npy
these places of trnst. In order to bet
ter enable the voters to register, en. ec
ially those who are worxing ail day
and are not able to pet the office dur
ing the day. City Recorder Clenieuts
announces that he will keep the books
at the City hall, from 7 to 9 o'clock,
on the evening of November 2.", 2(1 and
27. for the accommodation of such per
Dear Courier :
These are trying times and the
average mao is completely puzzled at
the uew order of things in the bauk
ins world I have observed events
for tome time, as closely as my ability
permited and I have come to the roi
lowiug conclusions: that the mouey
kings of the east, headed by John D.
Rockefeller, have decided that th-y
are going to run thin country of ours
and h all of the irotitH of the
working people from etery bnsimns
whatsoever and that no iudnetry snail
list independent und in competition
with them that prodmed a profit to
its owner They sought the old po
litical parties and the railroads as the
best mediums through which to car;v
oot their plans; and the success
they have hud i the maivel of tne
orld. Rut the ren .f the United
States bad to be reckoned with an t
its active' conservative cor e has
thwarted some of these plans.
Mad at the nresident and the triple
of every statu for their uViesl ne
next try to establish the r-upreumcy
of their money tMif by an attempt to
wreck the independent lauks of the
country and thus accomplish through
the banks what they hav failed to
accomplish through 'he two old
parties and the railroads.
; They do not propose to do legiti
mste business in this country "give
and take"; they make their money
gambling and if they can't sack and
plunder this oountry by old methods
then they bring about a money panic
and the runs on the smaller banks
that will follow will wreck them and
then they will bny ep such of them
as they want and need.
If they can do this then they will
let their money out through them
until they get a lien on everything in
sight and then at their sweet will
call another panic, clean up every
valuable interest and take it home
to themselves.
Their big banks in New York City
owed the western banks large bal
ances ; they locked up aud refused to
pay the western bauks ; they supposed
the western banks won d go on paying
out ; the news from New York would
cause runs on them to result in forc
ing them to suspend and then the big
bank gamblers would buy them in.
But the astute governors of the west
ern states saw the point and wisely
declared a pnblio holiday to prevent
it aud protect the depositors and save
the banks. The fol lowing dispatch
shows which way the wind blows:
"New York, Nov. IS Standard oil
absorbs rival banks, takes advantage
of financial panio and gobbles np in
dependent banks which are unable to
keep their heads above water. Stand
ard has been aig borrower recantiy
and it is reported that this money is
to be use) to purchase independent
banks at the present bargaiu values.
Oklahoma and Californi a independent
hanks are already added to the col
lection." Thoy work npon the confidence of
the people to snccssfully carry out
their deep laid plans they must shake
the confidence of the people in each
other and keep it shaken for if this is
not done the people would soon come
together solidly organized against
them; to this end they have bred
up nnholy combinations the manu
facturer agaiust the consumer ; the
merchant against his customer; the
employe against his employer and
now they attempt to 'array the deposi
tor against his bank ; if they can do
this the way is clear for them to do,
with the banks what they have done
with the railroads own them all.
When our home banks open up
again or legitimate business it is to
be hoped by every good citizen that
the depositors will concede first that
the banks were closed the same as our
courts by the governor and not by the
officers of them and that they will
not .withdraw their money for iu
doing this they will open the way for
standard oil to drop in and buy them
np Should this happen we may con
fidently expect the same treatment
from them later on that we now re
ceive from the railroads. If they
wili take off their trains and refuse us
cars aud ruin ns and our business,
what can we expect from them in a
hanking way? Don't exchange an
hmiet set of business men, who are
fully identified with our every in
terest for a set of gamblers, who sim
ply seek to grab everything we have
got at the rates of two dollars for
every one invested.
We should be aware there is nothing
too small aod contemptible for these
marauders to do. When E. H. Harri
mao returned to New York recently
tie dec'ared that Southern Oregon was
the coiuiUK countrv ; that its climate
was the Italy of the United States,
etc. Now it is not unreasonable to
supiose that his hatred fr our people,
which he shows by taking away our
train service and his constant refusal
:o provide oars to haul our lumber and
othfr lreights.thus dwarfing our every
industry that he woeld gladly see runs
made ou our bauks and then via the
Standard Oil. gather theui in. if it can
be done. Perhaps it can't be done,
hut if it can't, we mar be assured it
will not bt because the Standard Oil
does not wsut it. For my own part I
have no use for red liauded gamblers
in any capacity ; thonnh I have .eeu
honest gamblers, none of theui were of
the Standard Oil brand.
This artiole is writteu without soli
citation of anyooe. W. J. WIMER.
November 18.
Bridge Proposal.
Tbe County Court of Josephine,
County, Oregon, will considrr sealed
bids for contract t construct a steel
bridge across Rogue River at Grants
Pass, Oregon. January ii, 1909, at J
o'clock P. M. Each party will be en
titled to two bids : One on plan and
specification now on file with the
County Clerk, and one on plan and
specifications te be furnished by bid
Hr to be filed with County Clerk on
or before December 18, W7. Bridge
to be 400 feet long and 22 feet wide.
County Health Officer Love Gives
Institute Member Some
Ve.lue.ble Information.
By request of the members of the
Josephine County Teachers' Institute
the Courier herewith publishes' a por
tion of the able 'address delivered by
County Health Officer Dr. Love, at
the Institute, last week, as follows:
It is evident from a consideration,
from all'that has been said, that the
tender years between early childhood
and adolesence must be safeguarded as
far as may be against both tuberou
losis infection aud prediiposition to
it. La Fetra says: "Tbe school
must cultivate first health, strength
an,d energy, after these should come
honesty, courage aud patriotism, then
the ability to speak, read and write
ones own language, together with a
knowledge ot arithmetic." Upon
this foundation all else may be built.
The moat important part of any
school, publio or otherwise, is tbe
school room. It should be well
lighted and the desks so arrauged that
the light comes preferably from the
left side or rear so as to prevent
shadows falling upon the writing.
The number of square feet of wiu
dows should equal oue-fourth tbe floor
space of the room.
The ventilation of the room should
be ample. The temperature should be
from 60 to 84 degrees for large pupils
and from 64 to 68 degrees for the
smaller ones. During childhood and
youth everything must be done in the
schoolroom to favor the development
of a sound physique. I here sboulu be
games, athlelio sports and nianntl
training. Someone has said that
"Many of the problems in moral and
intellectual training must be referred
to the playground for solution." The
amount of study or muscular exercise
which produces normal fatigue in a
healthy child may produce abnormal
fatigue in one physically below par.
The offspring of alooholio or neurot
ic patents, the auaemio uliiloren, tbe
mouth breathers and those who have
defect of sight or hearing, or which
grow rapidlv and especially young
girls, are very susceptible to collapse
from overwork. These abnormal
strains are must apt to show them
selves in tbe spring after the indoor
life of the winter. Awakening ou
fieshed in the nioruinu is one of the
early signs of abnormal fatigue Ina
bility to couceutrate the atttntioo,
loss of memory, irritability aud worry
are other signs. Doctor Call le says :
"The days ut brutuly whiipug
children are past. We are now relined
and whip their brains io death. " In
uiauv schools tne children must no
one of two things: either they must
take a cold luuch or must rtisii home,
gulp down a warm meal iu the good
old American tashinu, and rusli hack.
This is harmful. During the. period
ot active growth there should b
plenty of wholesome food taken with
decent regaid to the capabilities of
the digestive tract. Some authoriiee
would have tuberculosis children ex
cluded from the school for their own
good, and in order that they may not
be a source ot lutectiou to other-.
It 'is highly essential I bat every
consumptive allowed to attend tchool
should be required to iarr ou meas
ures to prevent communicating his
disease to others. Teachers and older
scholars should be fully instructed in
the cause aud prevention of tubercu
loids, aud especially shoulu the
teacher watch such symptoms as
mouth breathing, swilling of the
glands of toe ueck, pe siaient diy
cough, catarrhs and running ears, paie
or feverish easily fat.gued nervous or
fretful children and most, especially
those who have persirtent heanarhes.
Certainly consumptives should not
teach school. A par. from the possi
bility of them infecting susceptible
scholars, tbe occupation is an indoor
. nil iu whicli their chanc s of re
covery are not good. No consumptive
snould be employed about a school
house. The cboolrooms should be
flushed, with air during every iutrr
mission, and the entiie relax. In om
should be disiulected at ! ant oik e
every thren mouths. Seais aud desks
s iould be coiiktrutted to suit t e size
of the rhilrt so as to obviate stooped
and cramped positions which may cum
press toe chest and ireveut deep
naiural breathing.
I bad thooirbi that this was neither
the time or tbe place torn nttou me
tieaiment of tuberculous, but vou
ih pardon me. I am sura lor raying
one wold beiore I rl ae I waul to
euiphazise tbe fact hat the druu treat
ment of tuberculosis nas Deen wrig'iea
iu the balance and found wanting.
If you hafe tuberculosis and fill
yours. If up on cod liver oil,' Beech
ood Creosote and cough struts
containing morphine or other seda
tives there will be a neck and neck
race as to which will have the honor
c f killing yuu the disease or treat
ment. But on Vie other hand go out
of doors, stay out day and night, sum
mer and winter, eat five square meals
day and this treatment persistently
carried out for months or years if
necessary, will result in a core in a
large per cent of cases of incipleut
Institute Closing Session,
The closing session of tbe County
Teacher's Institute Friday, was quite
interesting. Dr. Sheldon's addrest on
"Memory," was exceptionally good.
He said we must cultivate the ability
to forge things, as well as to remem
ber. To remember thing! one should
talk abi at them. If we wish to forget
any one thing, then talk mach about
something else. His illustrations
were very apt and much to the
pont. He pronounced the so-called
"Memory Culture" teaohrs as fakirs,
pure and simple. Tbe talk given by
Miss Euox, on "Drawing," was
fin". She explained that the new
system has a text book, so a pupil
may study bis drawing, just as he
does any other branch. Each book is
adapted to the particular grale of
pnnila, so that he may have the one
best suited for himself.
"Agrioulture" was the subject of
Dr. Sheldon's able discourse, who
stated that all over the world there is
a marked scarcity of people who are
well fitted for successuflly perform
ing farm work. He said so many peo
ple went to live in the oities Decanse
they liked the excitement and to a
have a "good time." Although the
work on the farm is lighter, yet it is
more monotonous and the boys who
go from it into the stores, do more
hard work in the stores. One must
be powerful, intellectually, to be real
ly successful on the farm, he argued.
Said there was a great deal of head
work done by the farmer who made
things count for anything. Farmers,
be remarked, had come to realize that
they must carry on their work scien
tifically to make 'a suooess of it. Tbe
schools must teach agrlcultore in a
practical way to bedeflt the children,
as the mere theory does not count for
much. Dr. Sheldon gave the closing
address ot the Institute, taking as
his theme: "Problems of the
Schools," which he handled in a truly
masterly manner and be was listened
to with a great deal ol Interest, as ne
went minutely into this far reaohing
subject. Thns closed one of the
most successful lostitutee ever held iu
Josephine county, and although there
were several disappointments, ow
ing to the inability ot some of tbe
speakers to be present and take the
part alloted to them, yet, on the
whole, it was very helptul aod Inter
esting to tbe teaohers of the county.
Nov. 2fi, Tuesdav Meeting in Grants
Pas', to organize Rogue River An
gora Breeders Association.
Nov. 28 Thursday Thanksgiving day
with Football game, Atdiland vs.
Grants Pass at A. A. O. grounds.
Deo. 2, Monday City Election,
Mayor and one counciluiHii from
each of the four wards to be
e eeted.
Deo 2, Monday Chicken fie Supper
Odd Fellows' Hall.
Eec-uiber 3, Tuesday Regular meet
n of Grants Pass Poultry Keepers
Association, in UuiKl mill.
D'c. 4, Weduesday Conuty Court
D'C II, Wednesday Apron Sale and
Chicken pie supper by Baptist ladies
at hall's Hall.
Dec. 23, Wed Chsistmas day.
Jun. 1, Wed. New Year's day.
Jan. 13, Monday Circuit Court
Jan. 17 a"d IS, Krj.lsy and Saturday-
First Annual Show, Grants Pass
Poultry Ke-lers Association.
Jan. IS, Saturday Fruit Grower
Meeting iu Grants Pass, Under Aus
pices of Grunts Pats Fruit Growers
Sugar Pin Store Voting Contest
November 1R, 1907.
Citv Teachers.
Mrs. Lillian Denison
Miss Lucy George
Mrs. M Helninir
Mi's Blanche Crane ..... .
Mm Hartuian
Mi-s iirrien
Miss Olson
M las Nona Bridge
M'-s M. Tuffs
Miss Dement
M m J. Pa'atuore
Miss Kibret
Miss V. McGrath
Miss R Lowry
Miss Kahley
County Teachers.
Miss Bessie McColm . . . .
Miss Augusta Parker
Miss Edna Disbrow
Miss Myr le Moore .
Miss Alice Smith
Miss Iva McArthnr
Miss Oro Wil-on
Miss Addie Knhinsoo
Miss Wiloa Gilkev
Miss DeardolT
Miss M Scoville
Miss Stella Paddock
Miss Florence Barrett
Miss A. C. Mclkey
Miss O. Stebhensoo
Don' fail to get votes with every
purchase and then cast them for the
one you favor.
I have a very large stock of Dia
monds, ranging in price from 13 to
$i(X). Rings, Brooches, Pins, etc,st
Letchera, Dixon's old stand. 11-15-6L
Opera House Packed With Citi
zen of Josephine County
to Hear Addresses.
Sunday was iudeed a red letter day
for the cause of temperance, in Jose
phine county, for two of the largest
audiences ever gathered iu this
county assembled iu the Giants Pass
New Opera House and listened to two
masterly addresses by the noted orator,
Dr. KrvinS. Chapman.
At 11 o'clock, in the forenoon, the
big building was filed with people
and there was no preaching services
in the churches, in order to enable
the members to enjoy the rare treat.
A large mixed chorus choir, com
posed of some of the best singers in
the city were on the stage aud ren
dered valuable assistance in the' meet
ing. Reverends Hughes, Lovett,
Beokman and Holliugsworth sat on
tbe platform and participated in the
Dr. Chapman was at his best and
held his great audience from the first
to the end of his fine discourse, al
though it was long after the usual
hour for tbe churches to dismiss ser
vices. However, no one begrudged
the time and all remained to the last,
feeliug that they and been amply re
paid for tbe time thus spent.
Tbe speaker handled the matter in
a manner to indicate all too plainly
that, he was thoroughly conversant
with1 it and bis clear, sensible and
logical points were readily grasped
by his hearers. In the course of his
remarks, he took occasion to say that
be bad ben in many states of the
country, but that in uoue of them
was the class of citizenship so good as
it was in Oregon, even California, his
adopted state, being far below the
average of her northern neighbor. He
then complimented the intelligence
of this great ooiuuiouwealth for hav
ing the only aud best system of law
making in the galaxy of states the'l
Iuitiative and Referendum, which
ha said made every vo'er a legislator.
Dr. Chapman then proceeded to tell
of the many encouraging signs of the
times, and not lea it among thorn was
the fact that Oregon was ready to
wipe out the liquor business next
June. He has been asked to couie
and tike personal charge of the work
aud has practically consented to do
so. He likened the people of this
state to those of the Biblical times.
known as Israelites and explained
how they came to the borders of their
' Promised Laud," and so he thought
that Oregonians ere now at the edge
of this laud of promise and he be
lieved that ne it June they would en
ter in and possess it.
He proposes to have a campaign
on education and to this end will re
sort to publio tallies, distributing of
on either of the Grants
Pass Banks will buy House
furniture at
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
pet. Linoleums,
I.ace Curtains, Por
tieres, Mstlresses,
Pillows. Cots, Wall
I'arier, Clocks,
Mirrors, Window
Khsdes, Pictures,
Picture Moulding.
R. H.
f ront St.,
printed matter in large quantities,
eutertainmeuts and much personal
canvassing. Foi this purpose he
called for contributions, the nionev to
be paid to the Oregon State Executive
committee, beginning with January
1. Itt08. This plan met with a very
ready response and a large sum was
At night an even larger crowd
literally packed the opera house,
standing room being at a premium
aud again did Dr. Chapman deliver a
most telling aud interesting address
ou the topio: "Tbe Story Nsver
Told." It was principally an appeal
to the "tober, aonudheaded, practical
business man," as he put it and he
then and there adduced ample proof
of the sweeping statements he made,
relative to the nudesirability of the
saloon in this or auy community.
Dr, Chapmau began his discourse
in the evening by reading a number of
newspaper dippings, verifyiug state
ments he had made in the morning.
He then took up his subject for the
evening, telling of the experienoe of
Dan House, a reformed drunkard of
Dayton, O., making an appeal for
prohibition as a busiuess proposition.
However, he does not consider this
the blithest motive for votiag out sa
loons, for he thinks a man's love for
his home aud family rhould oot
weigh any busiuess advantages
galaed. Hi spoks of tbe prosperity of
the towns in .Southern California
from which the saloons had been
banished and of the class of people
flocking iutto these places, and in
comparison with these the towns with
open saloons are not growlna at all.
The servioe closed with the singing
of "Tbe Stainless Flag Song" in
which T. P. Cramer sang the verses,
the large audieno joining with him
In the chorus.
Wills mot th Appl Show.
Awards at' the apple shiw of th
Willamette Valley Growers' asso
ciation, held in Portland, were an
nounced as follows:
No. 87-Box of Spitzenbergs, Wal
lace estate, Polk county.
No. 1 Box of Baldwlus, H. a At
well, rorest Grove.
No. IK Box Jonathans, E. Keebler,
Lebanon. 1
No. 21 Box of Northern Soy, C. J.
Tidnoomb, Hoappoose.
No. li-Box of Ben Davis, 3. F.
Pot blur, Albany.
No. 4 Box of Gano, L. T. Rey
nolds, Salem.
No. 8-Arkansas Black, D. O.
Van Doin, Dayton.
No. 84-Hox ot King, J. N. Over
holzer, Sherwood.
No. 14 Best packed box of apples.
Miss Celia Kirk, McMlunville.
For the best general display, no
declsloa has been reached, as all en
tries are not yet complete.
Magnificent cups were offered for
those awards by different business
firms in Portland and by friends of th
growers' aasociatlon.
Stoves and Ranges,
0 Ml
Agtewsrs, Tsriwars,
Wooden wars,
Wlllowsre, Cutlery,
Crockery, Lamps,
Ulasswars, Fancy
China, Uo-Caru,
Uaby Car nags.
bet. 6 and 7