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VISIT GRANTS PASS
They Are Hoping to Sea This En
tire Section Have Better Ser
vice end Come to the Front
Grants Pass is bound to profit not a
little from the Tisit of the prominent
Southern Paoifio officials, this week.
These gentlemen took particular pains
to look carefully into present condi
tions in this city and they will see to
it that some things desired by the
citizens will be promptly looked after.
For instance the mach-needed cement
walk on Sixth street, between F and
O will be constructed at once.
General Passenger Wm. MoMorrayJ
paid tbe Ixrarier sanctum a very pleas
ant call and conversed freely and
frankly regarding this section, its
needs and its wonderful possibilities.
He was found to be very approachable
an expressed evident interest in tbe
plans for the betterment of conditions
bereaboota. He will pat forth an
extra effort to assist in making the
Poultry Show and Horse and Fro it
meetings whioh are to be held here
tbe latter part of January deoided
gnoceeses. His company will print and
distribute handbills announcing
special rates to those meetings and
will see to it that the papers in South
ern Oregon give the occasions much
Mr. McMurcay told bow tbe rail
read was doing some most effective
advertising throughout tbe east. One
way is to have stereopticon slides.
tjihovriufr mm, omnrl iMntn
I o w - nvwu.v v.coauu
! conditions that exist in Oregon, and
I these are to be loaned to speakers,
throughout the eastern states, who in
ftnrn will dwell upon the many at
tractions of this region. They have
me spienma aiosepnine county views
nd will obtain others. Ihey have
ngaged Chas. Meserve to write a
leries of fruit articles, dealing with
Jaots and figures regarding this very
I He took particular interest in the
jfrait crowing and says that bis people
Vre going to set forth this region as
lone of the very best sections of the
tale for fruit growing. He also
(thinks that the possibilities for grape
growing hereabouts are truly woniter-
1. And he finds much interest is
ing taken in this locality as well
tted for the growing of walnuts.
Regarding advertising, Mr. Mc
urray remarked that James Irwin,
)f Sao Francisco, an able speaker has
been engaged to deliver two lectures,
oe entitled "Where Rolls the Ore-
Ion, " and tbe other, "The Road of
ft Thousand Wonders, "and these will
pe given this winter in New England.
ew York and all over the eastern
fommnnities, io school houses and
oy where, jnst so the masses are
In short, Mr. McMurray showed
fonclusively that he has the best in
lerests of this ent re state at heart
pnd what is more, that be is an nn-
iring worker to bring about these
Notice is hereby given that the
JCouuty Couit will consider sealed
,t)ids to keep the County Home for the
f ar 1908. Bids to be filed on or be
fore 10 o'clock, Deo. IB, 1907. Terms
cou tract on file io the office of
poonty Clerk. 13-13 It
Notice to the Public.
Having pprchated the Real Estate
business of W. L. Ireland, I will be
(leased to meet all of his friends and
at tons and all others desirinos of io
sting In either city or farm proper-
Hs. will mate a SDeoialty ot minins,
Potli quarts and place r. Come and see
f'e, five doors west of Palace Hotel on
foot street 12-6 It
H. L. HERZINUER.
Statement of Condition of Grants
'ass Banking & Trust Company at close
f bmiufHH rWrpinhnr II. VM',.
ans and Securitie- ir.2.wt' i
Pauk Fixtur s anl Re I Kst
psh in vault. iol I Dust and
uue from Banks 61,e4 3
. $ilS,84 69
tfO.000 00 1
,,. ... j. mi . o arts 9fl
Remand DeposTt, . . . . . !. . l&VA 73
l uisB buu lime uepuaiis
218.84 6 69!
"k tais time tne puDllo is especiauj
nterested in and entitled to know the
At tiiU time the publio it specially
L . .
euirostea funds. We. themfon.
take pleasure in submitting tbe above
statement for your consideration.
We also take this means of extending
our thanks for the liberal support of
friends and patrons which has enabled
us to make tbe above showing.
With best wishes for tbe coming
year, and assuring you of oar ability
and desire to serve your needs, we are.
Very truly yours,
GRANTS PASS BANKING &
J. T. TUFFS, Vice-President,
L. L. JEWELL. Cashier.
IMPORTANT CHANGE IN
Well Known Sherman Realty
Company Purchased by East
ern Washington Citizens.
An important change in basinets
circles this week greatly surprised
the people of this vicinity, for it was
The W. B. Sherman Realty Co., sell
ing out to Messrs Isaac Best, of Tekoa.
Wash, and W. A. Fuller, of Spokane,
Mr. Serman as been closely identified
with the building up of this commun
ity and ha has been untiring in tbe
good work which he bas been accom
plishing. He has been very successful
and has built np an excellent business.
His patrons have come from all parts
of the.conntry and he has caused masy
others to take an interest in this sec
tion. His many friend in tbis city, while
regretting that he has seen fit to take
such action will be glad to know that
he is not going to leave this olty, but
will remain and look after his exten
sive property holdings, and also engage
largely in buying and . selling timber
lands, having organized a strong
company for this purpose. He will re
serve a private office in the Sherman
Building. He will also engage in the
growing of Tokay grapes, the industry
which he has been so socoensfnlly en
couraging. His successors are men of large bus
iness experience and will be a very
welcome additions to tbe city's busi
ness circles. Mr Best is a real estate
man of muob experience and although
Mr. Fooler bas not been engaged in
the same Hue of work, yel he has been
a successful businessman and tbey
will make a team that will be hard to
The style name ot the new firm will
be The Best-Fuller Realty Co, and the
Courier does not hesitate in predicting
for these gentlemen a large and con
stantly increasing volume of bnslness.
Iostead of the cirpenters of Grants
Pass planning to have an increase of
wages to 3 50 per day, the price they
have been haviug, the item should
have read that they propose to get
their hours shortened from nine to
eight per day, along about tbe first of
the new year.
John F. Smallwood, one of Will
iams' residents hat written to the
local representatives of the Southern
Paoifio regarding the best mauner in
which he can set forth to eastern
people tome of the many attractions
of this favored region. He leaves for
Kansas City. Mo., soon and he exp"ots
to ftop at other places while en route
and while back there he proposes
doing some effective missionary work
for Josephine county. His commu
nication was also referred to Secre
tary Andrews, of the Commercial
Club, who will proceed to give him
many valuable pointers along the
desired Hoes Socb personal work
is most effective and will lesult in
accomplishing a vist amount ol rral
good for this entire valley.
The muny frieudsof Chas. Sampson,
the faithful S P. engineer, will be
paiued to learn that while he was on
tbe side of his enigne, on the turn
table iu this city, Tneiday nierniog,
he had the misfurttine to fall off and
down into iha pit of the turntable,
badly injuring one of his shoolders and
otherwise bruising him. Dr. Lough
ridge wss summoned and advised
that the injured man be taken to tbe
Portland hospital at once, for treat
ment Mr. Sampson is about 60 years
, nirf nd for about 40 years past be bas
.. i. , railroadina.
u "a-e " . . -
half of this time being spent in a,n.
,h. TMt here on the run between
between this city and Roseborg. It
, . . ,u. i nimlM miT Dot
to be as winn m wa pro
PASS. JOSEPHINE COUNTY,
VISITS GRANTS PASS
Comes Here to Give the People a
Chance to Make Complaint
About Train Service
Tuesday the Oregon Railroad Com
mission, consisting of Messrs. C. B.
Aitcheson, Oswold West and T. F.
Campbell dropped into Grants Pass,
although their coming was known to
but comparatively few oWzens.
Along with the Commission came a
number of prominent S. P. people, in
cluding Gen. Pass. Agent Wm. Mo
Murray ; Asst. Geo. Pats. Agent S. O.
Stone; Traveling Freight Agent, J.M.
Jenkins, Superintendent L. R. Field,
W. D. Fenton, leading attorney for the
lines in Oregon, and 8. P. Rosen ban m,
the Medford S. P. Aarent and Deputy
Disrict Attorney Clare noe Reames
was also on hand to conduct the exam
ination of witnesses, who might be
called to testify regarding the preseot
servioe being rendered tbe travelling
public by by the S. P. folks.
Many ciizsns would have liked to
have attended and testified, had they
known anything about the meeting.
1 But they failed to hear of the session
until it was over. Postmaster Har
mon, whom Attorney Fenton fre
quently addressed as "Senator, "proved
to be one of the best witnesses on be
half of the complainants. He showed
that by the taking off of the two pass
engers trains. Nog. 11 and 12, the ma
jority of tbe country people living in
the section tributarv to Grants Pass
very frequently received their mall 34
A. C. Hough was oalled an told how
he had been somewhat discommoded
by. the present arrangement, as he
could not now make trips up an down
the road as nicely as heretofore.
Mayor J. C. Smith proved to be a
good witness, as lie told how, in mak
ing may professional trips out in the
oountry he now was forced to resort io
teams to make the journey, whereas,
formerly he found the train service
City recorder Clements was called
and told how he had found very much
complaint among the people.
T. K. Anderson, a Galice mining
man added some valuable testimony,
showing how inconvenient the present
schedule of trains was for the people
out his way.
Judge Stephen Jewell believed that
the service now was not at all as sat
isfactory, although personally he bad
not much complaint to make.
Roy Wilson, manager for tbe firm of
Harth & Son told how 1608 traveling
shoe men called upon that firm, dur
ing the year 1906. He testified that
tbe drummers were very muob pot
out by this new plan and that it also
worked a hardship on the merchant)),
as there was but little time betweeu
traius, and the drummers tried to
take the second train ont, as it meaut
a lay over of 24 hours, if they did not.
At this juncture the OmuilHsiouers
took occasion to rail up Agent R.sm
baum to tbe witness stand and then
they proceeded to qoi him regarding
the famous resolutions which were
adopted by the Medford Commercial
Club, where it wag given out
that the people of that coainionitr
were eotirslv satisfied with tbe pres
ent train service. Cuninilssioner
West asked bow many citizens, aside
from the railroad representatives were
at said meeting. Mr. Rosenbaum
seemed indignant that any such ques
tions should be asked, but admitted
i hat there were about 20 people pres
ent and that it was a unanimous vote.
When atked to tell who thus- people
were, be could only recall the names
of about 10. He said thst it was a
common thing for the Medford Com
mercial Club to bave only 20 to 80
members out at the business meet
ing. He said that the city council
was heartily io favor of said resolu
tions and would bave paised them the
other night, ouly it did not think it
was necessary to do so, although Edi
tor Potnam of the Tribune was prei
ent and put te question to each mem
ber as to whether he was favorably in
clined to the resolutions, with tbe re
sult that tbey all said tbey were. He
replied to the interrogations of the
Commission in such a manner as to
indicate all too plainly that he resent
ed the implied insinuations that tbe
resolutions might have ibeen "rail
roaded" through the club meeting.
Jos. Wolke testified that bis fljui
was much inconvenienced because it
oould not ship giant powder oo the
freight whichjiad tbe passenger coach
OREGON. FRIDAY, DECEMBER
attached, saying the agent had refused
to send it on that train, as it was con
trary to law. Here Attorney Fenton
asked if Mr. Wolke did not know that
the local agent bad sinoe received word
from headquarters allowing him to
ship giant powder on that "fast
freight" This aroused District At
torney Reames, who wanted to know
if it was a fact that ginot powder was
to be shipped on that passenger-freight
train and h was informed by the rail
road people that it w.
J. A. Calvert was also called and
testified as to the inconvenience of the
present train schedule. Here Com
missioner West stated to Attorney
Reames that the delegation to Ash
land, Messrs. Harmon, Blanohard, Wil
son and Andrews would have to tes
tify before the Commission or :hsy
would be unable to allow the witness
fees. So Secretary H. L. Andrews
took the witness chair. Hia testimony
was evidently somewhat of a surprise
to District Attorney Reames, for Mr.
Andrews virtually stated that person
ally be was not much put out by the
present train servioe and he hoped
the CommUslon, in passing upon
this matter would decide in such a
manner as .would be mutually- satis
factory to both the people and the
railroad folks. Thereupon Mr.
Reames endeavored to introduce as
evidence a letter written by Mr.
Andrews along this line, in whioh
the writer had evidently taken a
much different view of the situation.
But tbe railroad folks, after perusing
the contents of the said letter, whioh
was not read aloud, refused to have
it so introduced and so tbe letter was
ruled out Mr. Andrews wanted to
explain, bnt Commissioner West
smilingly informed him tbat inas
much as his letter was not before the
Commissioners, that it would be
wholly unnecessary for him to make
Attorney O. S. Blauchard testified
that be was somewhat bothered by the
present arrangement of trains, when
he wanted to go to Roseburg, to the
land office, or elsewhere oo profess
This closed tbe session, as there
were bo more witnesses to testify.
When Attorney Fenton addressed the
Commission and requested tbat the
hearing on behalf of the railroad as
to said complaints, be heard at Port
land. To tbis plun Commissioner
West at first wss inclined to demur,
saying be thought the testimony
should be given iu tbe communities
where tbe people who were uicst
interested were located. However, it
was finally decided to hold the said
session in Port laud., Saturday, De
cember 21, iu a room in the same
building where the S. P. has its main
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Burd'o 08 me up
from Ashland, Tuesday, to visit with
friends ana also to consult with Dr.
Findley about some eye troubles.
Deoember 19, Thursday City Coun
Dec. 20. Friday "Geology of the Sis
kiyou Regions and the Marble balls
of uiegou," lecture at New Opera
House by Hon. C. II Watson.
Dtc. 21, Saturdav Meeting of Q. P.
Fruit Growers' Association.
Dec. 21), Monday-Tbe Holy City, at
the New Opera Honse.
Dec. 24, Tuesday, Dance at Savage
Creek Hall. tl.M including supper
and horse teed. 12-18 2t
Dec. 25, Wed. Christmas day.
Deo. 2S. Wednesrtsv Stanford Glee
and Mxndolio Clubs, at-New Opera
Dec. 81, Tuesday New Years Dance
at Savage Cr.ek Hall, $1.60 includ
ing supper and hrrse fed. 12-18 8t
Jan. 1. Wed. New Year's day.
Jan. 7. TuPNdav Meeting of G. P.
Poullrv Keepers Association, in
January 10, F'iday, at New Opera
House. Roseburg High School vs.
(i. P. High School, Joint Debate.
Jan. 13, Monday Circuit Court
Jan. 30.81 and Feb.l. Thti.Fri and 8at.
First Annual Show, Grants fans
Poultry Keepers Association.
Jan. 80. 81 and February 1, Thursday,
Friday ani Satorday, Horace K.
Iuroer Art Exhibit at High School,
afternoons and evening.
Jan. HI, Friday Meeting In Grants
Pass to organize the Rogrie River
G .at Breeders' Association.
Jan. 81, Frislay Colt and Fine lloiae
Show in Grants Pass, under aus
pices of Grants Pass and Kerby
Feb. 1, Saturday-Froit Growers'
' Meeting in Grants Pas, Under Aus
' pices of Grunts Pass Fruit Growers
COMMERCIAL CLUB HAS
Regular Monthly Buelneee Seesion
and Many Important Matters
Were Duly Considered.
The regular monthly meeing of the
Commercial Club, Tuesday evening,
was largely attended and many mat
ters of more than passing importance
Railroad Commissioner C. B. Ait-
chlnson, being in attendance, was
asked to address tbe rather I nir anil
he complied, going into detail as to
wnat the Kali road Commission wm
endeavoring to accomplish. His talk
was listened to with a great deal of
Forest Supervisor, M J Anderson
again told the saembers of the Club
regarding the Rogue River trail work
that is being done by tbe government
e too occasion to remark that the
County Commissioners had hmn
asked to co operate by donating 11000
for this purpose, but while that body
was favorably inclined, yet the mem
bers of it hardly felt tbat they oould
legally vote the appropriation, with
out some formal expression from the
taxpavtr of tbe ooontv. Commis
sioner M. A. Wertx, who was present
also made some few remarks along
the same line. A resolution was in
troduced and passed, voicing it as
the sentiment of the- Club that
Josephine county make snob an ap
propriation for tbis good cause.
Again was the matter of having
the Government change its rules re
garding timber locator and a reso
lution was passed, to that effect.
However, there was an animated die-
" Do your Stunt and
do not Grunt!"
O'NEILL will make YOUR
"Stunt" easy Mr. Buyer.
Our capacity is immense. We are
going to make December the biggest
month in the history of this nrm.
In order to do so we need your help,
and in order to get that we offer you
They are not old stuff we're trying
to get rid of, but fresh, new goods
that are in daily demand.
COME IN or SEND IN your orders
Don't delay, or wo can't promise to fill you ordor for
that ChrtBtmaa Present you aro thinking about.
What Do You Want?
A PARLOR SUITE
A DINING TABLK
A SET OF DINING CHAIRS
A MAGAZINE RACK
PANPV P1I1VA nr OT.ASSWA Kli
TEA POT, COFFEE
Furniture and Car
Iju Curtains, Por
Pillows, Cot, Wall
Paiier, CIim ks,
I root St., bat. 6 and 7
cession of said matter ere the resolu
tion went through.
O. L. Maogom, on behalf of the
mining men of Josephine county In .
trodaeed a motion, asking the Oregon
representativss to support the bill
now pending before congress the pur
port of which is to relieve the mining
men from having to do the assessment
work, for this season aa is now
Councilman H. O. Kinney brought
up the matter of what should be done
with the big arches over Sixth street.
He stated, that 1150 would put the
structures in a condition that would
make them permanent and It was
unanimously decide that this should
be done. The arches will be covered
with roofing paper and faced with
Another very important uiattsr was
mentioned by President L. B. HalL
who told tbe Club that Superintendent
L. R. Fields had stated that the Son th
em Paoifio would now proceed to at
onoe build the rnaoh' deired cement
sidewalk on both sides of Sixth street, .
between F and G.
Notice is hereby given tbat I have
given, my son, Fred Speucer of the
age of 18 years, leave to transact
busi nens for himself, and from this
date to retain hi earnings, and I
therefore notify all persons that I
will not he responsible for any debts
or liabilitiss inonned by him.
Dated Deoember 9, 1907.
E. M. SPENCER.
12-8 8t Provolt, Ore. '
Mrs. T. Y. Dean brought to the ,
Courier office some very fine ripe, ted
raspberries, whioh were grown at her
home, on South Fifth street The
fruit was One to look upon and very
All the new Books at Clemens,
BAMBOO BOOK CASE
BAMBOO MUSIC RACK
NICKEL PLATED WARE
Mtuves and Ranges,
g'Ulition of the bank with which It -