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ROGUE RIVER COURIER GRANTS PASS, OREGON. JANUARY 17. 1908
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Messrs. O. M. Coleman, A. J. Clark
and Oaoar Allender form ft trio of
fralt grotmn of Wenatobsa, WaaH.,
who hare beao oyerlooktog the dlff
ereot parta of Rogoa Biyer Valley,
with the eipectationl of permanently
locating her. Bone of tbem first
BIG POULTRY SHOW
SOON TO TAKE PLACE
Preparation! are now well ender
war for the Fint Annual Rogue
Hirer Valley Poultry Show tbat ii lo
be held to QraoU Pan, onder the ana
piceiof the Oranta Pan Poultry
Keeperii Association oo 'Xharsdav,
Friday and Saturday, January 80, 81
nrt reljraarv 1st. The Association
vialted Grant Pan and then went to j baa iuned a wrU gotten np premium
Midford. but now titer are all airreed ; Hut of a Ibousand conies in neat psnj-
tliat this la the place they are look in I phlet form that is being distribute!
for and tbey will proceed to aeoore I over Joepliine and Jackson coonties
some choioe orchard land in this to adrortise the show. This being
yloloity. Mr. Allendr, in speaking
for the trio remarked that tbey did
not And tilings t Medford just as
they desired them to be and that they
were better eatUfled with Grants
Past, aj&er having gone there to In
vestigate ' oonditlons. They are 11
quite MuRuiue as to the great ad
ancenr$nt that Is coming to the fruit
growing industry In this alley.
'Ihese are my sentiments," re-
luaiiiad one leading citizen, as he
banded the Coorler editor the follow
ing clipping : "Oregon Catholics are
starting an auti treating crusade
which, If suoceltl, will do much
toward eliminating the worst feature
of the liquor business. There is no
doubt bot tbat the treating habit does tUperiutuudency
more to teach young men the use or , Hammer, and
Agricnltoral College. Prof. Dryden. 1 woold be good pasturage ror gnaw.
oame from the east last year and be Andjthe winters are so mud tuat ery
has the standing both there and on ! little feed would bs required Jfor tbe
eiecotive ooniuiittea composed of
George P. Cramer, Cliarli's King well
and J. F Fryer. The judge will be
gone bsyond such mild Elmer Dixou, of Oregon City. Mr.
Dixoo is a licensed judge by the
American Poultry Asaooiatioa aod
will do the judging by the rule" of
tbat Association and by ihe score card
system. Mr. Dixon in one of (be most
noted poultry juries of Ihe Pacific
Coast and this winter aud past season
he has judged poultry at th big show
held in Port laud, Spokane, Seattle,
Victoria aud other Coast cities. Be
curing tbe service of such a
oartj is qaite an expense to the
liquor and afterward turn them into
sots than any other oostom. But it
la .believed that tbe temperanoe
measures and that Oregon, with the J
rest of the country, Is on the road to
absolute prouibition. The anti-treating
campaigns have been tried be
fore, and failed, now tbe country is
in a mood to try something more
drastlo aod far-reaching. There is
not a. necessity for tbe liquor traffic
but that can be otherwise met, aod it
oarrles in its wake crime and death
that no Intelligent people can con
"II is a most, encouraging sign to
ana the various churches ef this city
agreeing so nioely about the revival
meetings wblch they are eaob to bold
and all at tbe same time," said a
prominent ohurch worker, who re
sumsd: "It means much for the
churches thus associated In ths grand
movement and it tells to the outside
world that we have as flue a class of
citizens as oue could desire to End
anywhere. I predict that the various
denominations in this oity will each
have large ingatherings of members to
their rolls, as they .well doserve to
"For ths life of me, I can't sea why
tbe people of Urauts Pass puinp with
practically but one oroaslng over the
Huutheru Paciflo tracks, iu the busi
ness portlou of the city," was the
remark made by County Surveyor II.
C. Perklua, to ths Courier news vou
dar. "Why there is lots of looou
venluncs about this having but one
cresting Wliou a traiu stops at Ihe
depot, everything else hereabout
slops, as no teams can get by and
eveu pedestarlus have to stand and
wall, or eke hike around the cars.
Humus to ma that the people of li rants
Pass are a very patient n t of folia
lu many other communities there
would have Ixwni kirks registered long
ago and more than likely Severn
other streets wotiU have been opeuedT
ere Ihla time. "
"I don't wsut to appear too criti
cal," said D. A. Haraion, the oon
fentlonorr Uian," but 1 do (Irmly be
lieve that If Ihe baud boys would give
us soma rag-time niuiic or at least
something not quite so olatslcal it
would take better with ths umssea.
They are doiug remarkably well, iu
so short a limn, but I. for oas, would
prefer to have soiuethiug not quite so
"'Kah for Mayor Smith, " was the
salutation which one euthuaiastio
admirer of Urauts Pa's' official, who
continued to remark: "lie's all
right aud I hope he will carry out
his idea of having ths people decide
whether or not they want muui'ipal
ownership of their waterworks. And
aay he's bringing those Portland
owners of the old system around in
good shape,. From what I bear they
are on thulr kueea, now, whereas,
whan the council first tried to get
them to keep the old rate iu vogns
they war said to be quite lurfep -nd-eut.
Guess the? And that the people
have some rights as well "as theui
KJltor Courier: I was reading is
your paper that a man living on lp
per Applegale raised a po'ato weigh
itig 10 pounds. Will Mr. ApplegiT
please leave some "of those largs
spunds "at ths Courier's of floe or at
Ihe Keai-Kiute ofdoi of Verdiu"
Oongor in Urauts Pass as ws canJst
a sight at them. Have they had anv
heavy wind storms 'on Missouri Fla
lately, as that potato story soniuW
rathsr wiudy. VXCLK JOU"
ths first show and the A sedation
havl g limited means it will Rive
only handsome ribbon awards, but
through the publio spirit of many of
the business men of Grants Pass and
of Portland and other places the Asso
ciation is enabled to offer a oumbei
of valuable premiums that are well
worth competing for by tbe poultry
fanciers. The premium list also
contains the roles and rvgulaiions tbat
will govern the show. Copies of
the premium list may be had of A.
T. Marshall, secretary of the Asso
ciation. The officers of the Associa
tion are John Hummers, president,
George P. Cramer, vice-president, aud
C. E. Palmer, treasurer.
The show will be under the general
of President John
ill be assisted by an
this csaft of being sn export in all
that pertains to poultry raising.
He will be present during the entire
fair and those interested in the
poultry industry will be free to aak
hi in any questions they may desire to
have Information on.
The Show will be open to brids
only owned in Rogue River Valley
and from the interest that the
poultry raisers of the Valley are tak
ing in thfl undertaking this show will
be quite the equsl of those beld in
other sections of tbe Psciflo Coat
where such exhibitions have been held
annually for years past.
Angora. Breeders Organize.
On Friday, Januaary 81. a mseting
will be held in Grants Pals of thoie
engaged in raising Aogora goats.
Toe object of ihe meeting is to or
ganize an association alter the plan
of the wool growers and fruit growers
associations for the purpose of maiket
iug tbe mohair direct to the factories
aud shipping iu car load lots, and also
to co-operate in the buying ana selling
to breeding animals and for the other
advantages that may be gained by
uniting all who are engaged in the
gnat Industry. There are now fully
4000 Angora goats owned in Josephine
and Jackson counties, seme of the
bands number from 300 t) 200. Many
of these goats are registered and from
the best herds of tbe United States
aod South Africa.
That Rogue River Valley is to be
come as noted for its fine mohair as
it now Is for its fine fruits is the
opinion of persons who are experts oo
Valley Angora goats The climate is
ideal for tbe health of goats, for they
' are a teudur semi-tropical animal aud
I the young especially cannot with
I stand excessive cold nor beating rain
j storms. Tbe mild winters and cool
noted summr of Rogue River Valley pro-
! -1 Hinlial tt ,.ma,V.
una i , u . uumi
goats during that season of the year.
Now that Angora.Goats ars being kept
in large numbers a great profit can bs
made on tbe mohair in shipping in car ,
lota and felling direct to themanu-,
factnrers in tbe Esst.
New Rasvl Estate Firm.
I am now ready to meet customers
and clients in my new quarters io
ths Observer Building. I will con
duct a general Real Estate and Loan
business. I will appreciate any aid
ths publio can conscientiously srivs e
in upbuilding the homes and general
property of Grants Psss and Josephine
County. It is my hope to make my
place of bosiness the "Market Place"
for buyer and seller, to be able to save
purchaser and seller time and money
at well as to direct each buyer to that
wbiob will suit him best ot all pur
chases to be found io the country or
I will conduct a straight commis
sion buaioesa expecting to buy and
sell for others rather thm to speculate
for my own account. In this war I
can more fairly treat my cllenti. My
aim will be to make my office neces
sary and essential to tbe substantial
growth aud welfare of Josephine
county. If the residents of Grants
Pass find that I am accomplishing
that purpose I respectfully solicit a
share of iheir patronage.
ELMER S. SHANE.
By getting the best
value for your . :
money and buy ycur
Groceries here. The quality of the goods we offer
will please you, and our prices will surprise you.
The proof is in the eating. Give us a trial and we
will risk the results.
J. Pardee, Sfte Grocer
duce on the gosts
Grants Pass Association bot the mem- !hle fineness and great length, while
her. f-l warranted in It bv the re- the dry hill lauds with their heavy
solts that will be suie to come from
having the poultry breeders ol Rogue
River Valley net the benefit of his
rating of their birds. The arra glng
of the eihihita will be under the di
rection of Prof. James Dryden, of Ihe
department of lonliryof the Oregon
growth of bruh aud wild grasses
afford the best of pastsrsge (or goats.
The expense of keeping gcats in
Rogue River Va'ley is lower than io
mrst other sections of tbe Pacific
Coast for thore are thousands of acres
of hill and mountain land that is of
liitls value for other purposes but
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There strayed from my ranoh near
Wilderville, one red beifer, brand
ed W T on hip, one black and
white haifer branded W T on hip.
Finder notify me at Grants Pais,
Ore. W. H. H. TAYLOB
13-27 6t Pine Street,.
There came to my place four and
a half miles wsst of Merlin, oo
Rogue River, about alx weeti ago,
five shoats, weight about 75 pounds,
apiece, black and white spotted,
three of them marked a split on each
ear and two of them a spilt on the
right ear. Owner can have same by
coming and paying damage done by
same. CHAS. DORA.
3IISSU0KI FLAT. X
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. ott maae a
bmiaess trip to Grsnts Pass one day
last week and from there to her
Mr. Bohl mads a trip to the city
last week wiih a load of baled bay. ;
C. M. Rexford made a trip to
Grants Pass Friday.
G. N. Bailey made a trip to the
city last week.
Henry Pernoll took a load of baled
hops to town one day last week.
Geo. L. Wooldridge and wife are
out on the flat at present.
F. M. Miller has been hauling
some pipe for his placer mine en Mil
Mias Winnie Knox bas left her
grandmother and gone to Albany,
Ore., to attend school. One of oor
merchants of Davidtoo made a busi
ness trip to Grants Pass Saturday.
Vernon Bailey has returned to old
Bill since holidays to attend school.
One of Oregon's old pioneers, Aunt
Mira Cook passed away after a short
illcess and was laid to rest in
Missouri Flat cemetery. The bere'
ones have the sympathy of the ett
Gny Wether by is at home tt
alter an aoeeuce oi arjoot six monu
J. B. Robinson bas been suffer;
for about a week with a felon oo i
hmnia xiocKing nas commenced
new term of school on Jerome Prai
The Wilderville school bat be.
again after two weeks vacation.
Orpha Stevenson has commenet
new term of school in tbe school bo
near Geo. Gebers.
Mrs, Milton is spending a few i
with her sister, Mrs. Holland.
Mrs. Geo. Lewis has been on
sick list the past few days.
If anyone nnas a coal oil eas
Slate creek just ask Stewart ClostJ
he tried to fish with a coal oil cat
Miss Gloria. Dara
, Gloria l)are, the young artist whom
the Bauds of G'auia Pass have en
gaged as a feature of lb concert lo
: be given Monday, January SO at the
Opera lions, comes lo cs highly
I recommended hy Ihe p'ess of both
Eastern and Westeru cities. By at
tendiag you will not only have an
evenings entertainment of high class
aud moral tone, but vou will l yonr
. preseuce aud patronage euconrage
i what la everywhere conceded lo be the
best lui-al enterprise a good Band
' You need ths Band aud they need
! Following are some of the frees
uoticea of Miss lire's former suc
"Gloria Dare, the prima dotiaa
soprano, itsre a genuine) surpiise.
Her work of the old Kuglish style,
and her song aud recitation 'Iu the
Land of the BtitTalo' made a derided
hit with. the audience. She is hy far
Ihe'ovot unguis couitnedienne aeeu at
the Grand. ' Vaooioa Ledger.
"The ('antral Presbyterian church
was parked last night with an ap-
freoiative audience to hear Gloria
W. 'Tbe Kovky Mountain UtrL '
Miss Dare possesses the leat Mezzo
soptauo voice heard In the twin citiea
in a long lime. "Pioneer Press, St.
A large and representative audience
Including tevrra box partita gien
by prominent society ladies attended
the baud concert recital at the En
gene Iheatre lat Dlghl. The solo by
Miss Dare, "Good Night," accom
l amed by the band, was a distinctive
hit. The words r by Frank L. Stan
ton, the Southern poet, and Professor
Ked, director of the Eugene Military
Band, arranged the music, this
being its first rendition in public.
Inn muaio is remarkably adapted to
Miss Dare's fine voice, aod the song
would undoubtedly become widely
papular it published. Regarding
Miss Dsre's work it mav be said that 1
the audience was not dlrappomted in
her numbers, although they had been
led to expect much from the published
trts criticism of her abiiitv as a vo
calist and elocutionist. They were
eves more higtilv pleased than advance
proline, s had led them to expect.
She possoeeoa a rich, rare voice that
shows thorough artistic tiaining.
Her recitation "The Stampede," was
extremely well rendered, and in the
liuhter nnmlter. "I'm marle.1 now."
fcsr versatile ability was clearly mani
fested. Eugene Guard.
71 Money Making Harvest for Bargain Hunters
As usual at this time of the year we offer the
balance f our fall and winter stock at big
reductions n prices. We make the-e conces
sions so as to close out all surf Ius stock in as
short time as possible. In many instances
prices are reduced to LESS THAN COST
MENS' AND -YOUNG MENS' SUITS
$ 7.00 Suits now $ o.OO
12.."A) " 10.00
l:'-"0 " 12.00
10.00 " 12.S0
2.00 " 20.00
30-00 " 2H.00
Mens' Extra Pants
$1.25 Tant' now j qq
1-50 " Z'Q
2'00 " 1.B0
3-00 " 2.40
4 00 " 3.20
5 00 " 4.00
SCHOOL BOYS' THREE-PIECE SUITS
Long pants, agjs 10 to 10
$ 5.00 Suits now $4.00
0.00 ' """"""" 480
7.00 " 5,60
00 " ,. 6.40
13.00 " WO
Boys' knee pants suits exceptional
values $1.40 nor on it rr ft5 RO
Ages 3 to 16
$3.50 Overcoats now .. . $2.80
4 00 3.20
4.50 " 3.60
5.00 ZZZZ.. 4-00
S.OO . fiio
Geo. S. Calhoun Co.
"Outfitters to Boy and Man"