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GRANTS PASS, JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OREGON. FRIDAY, MARCH 6. 1908.
MANY PEOPLE ARE NOW
PREDICTS GREAT THINGS
GRANTS PASS DEBATERS
COUNTY COURT LOOKS
AFTER MANY MATTERS
FRUIT INSPECTOR AFTER
CARELESS FRUIT GROWERS
CITY SOLONS TRANSACT
AFTER RAILROAD LANDS
FOR WESTERN COAST
ARE AGAIN SUCCESSFUL
Filing Their Applications With
Noted Lecturer Does Not Hesitate
They Vanquish the Marshfield
Mel, This Week to Attend to the
Interests of the
He Finde it Absolutely Neceesarv
to Invoke Aid of the Law
in This) Matter.
Common Council Hold Regular
Seeelon and Attend to
the Josephine County Clerk
to Say The.t There Is Big
Tee.m andare Now Reedy
for Other Conquente.
What seems to be a widespread
movement to force the railroad to
disgorge some of its extenisve land
holdings in this state, is cropping out
here in Josephine coanty. The bst
evidence and what looks like rather
strong proof is the fact that many
people are filing formal offers, where
in they have picked oat the land they
desire and they tender the Oregon
California Railroad Co., pay for same
at the rate of 13.50 per acre.
Quite a n amber of such doooments
have jast.been filed for record, in the
office of County Clerk Cheshire, the
land ia question being located in the
neighborhood o2 Waldo and the loca
tors all hail from Cbebalis county,
Another significant fact worthy of
notice is that these papers are Doing
placed on record at the request of S.
C. Stone, who recently came here
from the Puget Sonod country and
'who is supposed to be giving the
northerners some pointers regarding
the matter in question.
The plans osed are all alike and are
printed. The clause of importance
reads this way: "And for he pur
pose of making such purchase I do
hereby promise and agree to pay said
nm dee said company for the pur
chase of said land now or at any time
hereafter and do hereby make tender
thereof and demand the execution and
delivery of such deed."
Evidently the Washingtonlans have
obtained a "huuch" from some source
and it remains to be seen bow they
will succeed in getting hold of some
very choice land which the big corpo
ration has heretofore refused to sell
at any flgare.'
The outcome of the matter will be
awaited with much interest by many
people who are hoping that the at
tempt to thus force the octopus to re
lease these lands from its grasp will
PRACTICAL JOKER GETS
IN HIS WORK AT MERLIN
Merlin, Ore,. Msrch 2, 1908.
Editor Courier: Your announcem-nt,
in last week's ;paper, of my marriage
was somewhat ill-advised and annoy
ing and I woo Id ask that J on publish
the source of yoor information in
your next tissue. It is within the
province of certain kuowalls to circu
late such a rumor, but to put it in
print is another matter, and hardly
excusable with such easy access to the
publio records as you hare at the
county seat. Should snch a culmina
tion result from the attentions I have
been paying the lady in question,
there will be no neei of a "tin can
and cow bell party" to inform a
seemingly anxious public, as it will
be aunounced in the customary chan
nels. Ia the meantime we shall exercise
the privilege of settling this question
according to the dictates of our own
conscience without asking the aid or
consent of any nation on earth.
CHAS. E. SHORT.
(EDITOR'S NOTE The item to
which reference is had by Mr. Short,
was handed into the Courier by one
of h;s Merlin friends and we were
given to understand that it was a
real, "gospel fact" that the marriage
had taken place, bat now it dawns
pen us that soninbody or bodies hsve
been indulging in some practical jok
ing. Matrimony is entirely too ser
ious a matter to be made light of after
any inch fashion and w must humbly
beg oar gocd friend Short s pardon for
having been a party to ranging him so
much trouble end annoyance.)
W. R. McCiackeo. a milter ex-news
Paper tnai has moved to iJrants Puss
He hails from Spokane, Wni-h. and has
come to stay. '.net neoember he was
here ou a reconnoit'-riDg trip and
was so well ('leased that he now
brings bis family of wife and four
children to live here.
That neat electric, revolving win
dow disrjlay apparatus to be seen in
one of the show windows of Geo. S.
Calhoun Co's bis store, is the work
of O. A. Thomas, one of.the salesmen.
who is decidedly "bandy" with such
Portland, Oregon, March 9, 1908,
mo executive Committee of the
American Association of Travelina
rassenger Agents is meeting in
Chicago this week to decide upon the
details of their convention this com
ing summer, to be held in Seattle.
H. J. O'Neill, of Portland, is a mem-
ner or this committee, and when he
left for the East last Fridav carried
with him a moat cordial invitation
from the Portland Commercial Club to
inolude at least a two days' sojourn
in the "Rose City" in the itinerary
of the Association's Northwestern
trip. Their friendliness for Oregon
has been manifested by the Traveling-
Passenger Agents on innumerable oc
casions. John Harper, who will superintend
the float making for the Rose Festi
val in June, is an expert in this line.
and for many vears has had charge of
this feature for the "Veiled Prophet"
of St. Louis.
Various organizations in the Oregon
Development Leagues are adopting a
special ltter head for use during
March and April only something so
striking that the colonist rates cannot
be overlooked by its recipient. Busi
ness men are using the same station
ery. Already answers are arriving to
advertisements inserted in the greatest
agricultural, fruit and dairy journals
of the country by the League about
the middle of February, and long lists
of enquirers are being sent to the
different commercial secretaries whose
organizations are affiliated with the
State body. Handreds of thousands
of pieces of literature are going East
from every part of Oregon. Every
mail carries its message. Especially
valuable are the fruit bulletins and
report of the Oregon State Daily As
sociation sent . from the home office.
The Los Angeles Information Bureau
maintained by Oregon reports a num
ber of people coming North imme
diately as a consequence of its few
"The trend of civilzatiou baa al
ways been westward," said Henry
Watson Cornell in a -leotnre recently
delivered before Portland Business
men. "Since it crossed Asia to Bweep
through Europe. Immigration is now
flowing West through the Uuited
States with irresistible force, but the
Pad do Coast is the limit of this great
tidal movement, and here will be
found the greatest oitles of the 'world.
The solidity and substantial character
of Portland muat impress any visitor,
while the vast tribtary district of both
Oregon and Washington represents
greater wealth than can ever be taken
from the gold mines of the oonti
March 16th has been named b the
judges of the Commercial Club's (5000
contest as the date when their labors
will probably be completed. It is
proving an arduous tak to judge the
houdreds of paper submitted.
OREGON'S BIG BOOSTER
COMING NEXT WEEK
Everybody in Oregon knows of
"To'n" Richardson, the great Port
land "Booster" for his good work for
all parts of the s'nti', as secretary of
the Portland Coxiueic al Club has
been nwt.t effective.
Well, that genthman is going to
pay Grants Pa-s a visit. When the
members of the local Commercial
Club hea-d that Mr Kicharlton was
to be in the city nxt Wedmeday,
they hastily decided to postpone their
regular monthly meeting, which was
rh' duled lor next Tuesday evening
and have it Wednesday evening,
The oouiing of Mr. Richardson to this
city at this partioolartime is an eveut
nf more than Da-slug importance and
the knowing ones bint that he wil'
have some mighty interesting infor
mation to Impart to the members of
the Commercial Club nex Wednesday
. . i a it.. i i
evening, tience it is o. .no uiuiuo.
importaoe that every member make
an effort to be in attendance.
B. L Plummer has moved bis family
to Kenneth Cat., where he will con
dact meat market He was for
merly associated with Sweetland is
Again have the Grants Pass High
school debaters demonstrated that they
'Are the People," this time defeating
the Marshfield team, Friday evening,
before a large audience, at Rosebarg.
The personnel of the opposing trios
was as follows: Grants Pass, Miss
01 wen Hughes, Errol and herbert
Gilkey, while Marshfield was repre
sented by Ruth Smith, Msrjorie
Cowan and Erio Bolt.
Judges were seleoted from Roseburg
and were: Judge J. W. Hamilton,
Attorney Dexter Rice aod City Supt.
L. L. Baker. They bad no trouble in
unanimously awarding the decision to
the Grants Pass speakers, who won
great praise tor their splendid effoits.
This gives Grants Pass High soliool
the champiooship'of Southern Oregon
and now the ihoine team will try con
clusions with the Lebanon team
which has carried off the honors in
the central district. This contest
will occur In about five weeks, when
"Proportional Representation in the
State Legislature," a phase of the.in-
iative and referendum question is to
be the theme considered.
The winning of these honors reflects
great oredit npon the training which
is being given its puplis by the High
school of this city and no more valu
able advertising of the community
could possibly be desired. Many citi
zens felt like getting oat in Satur
day's rain and joining the High
sohool scholars who were at the dtpot,
ready to welcome the victors with tbe
yell and other expressions of enthus
iasm, for they realized that it was an
event of mech importanoa to the city
and coaoty to have these yonng
orators capture such high honors.
Attorney Gas Newbury, who
aspires to tbe office of District At
torney of this district, is mingling
with the voters of this locality for a
CRADLE SONGS WERE
The entertainment given at the
opera house, Friday evening, again
very olearly demonstrated the fact
that tbe ladies of the Bethany Presby
terian church are adepti in the line of
getting up enjoyable aflairs of this
unture. It was "Cradle Songs of
Many Nations,' ia which 00 children
participated for the first part of the
program aud "Fashion," a lively
character sketch in two act' ended.
the delightful evening's pleasures.
Tne little tots had been very
thoroughly drilled by Mesdanies H.
C. Kinney and W. L. Ireland, and
rendered their parts in a pleasing
manner, bringiug hearty applais
from the appreciative audience. It
was remarkable the way the little
ones went Mirougb the entire perfor-
inauce, without a single hitch aud
this reflected much credit upon those
who bad tleiu iu cbargu.
Iu the two act character sketch, the
Misses Gladys Archer, Marion Clarke,
Lydia White, Helen Clarke, Lacosta
Mangum, Gertrude Parker and Lola
Rheko t won much wll merited ap
plause for their olever actiag. They
displayed much talent of a high order
and the presentation of this interest
ing play tlicited much Uvoalle
comment. The rendition of two
choioe numbers, "Luoretia Borgia,
and "Jolly Robbers, " by the Grants
Pats orchestra formed a no mall part
of the musical treat of the evening.
Mtsdames F. W. Vandyke, Thos.
Williums, T. P. Cramer, Cho. S. Cal
houn.H. S. Presoott. G. W. Cramer,
N. P. Dodge and Geo. H. Parker,
were the committee having general
supervision of the costuming of the
participants in tbe eotsrtainmenl and
they are to be congratulated upon the
successful manner in which tbe affair
went off. There was nothing lacking
to make it an unqualified success.
And tbe finances were pretty good.
too, despite tbe fact that the weather
was most inclement, something like
$75, clear of all expenses being real
Mrs. David Spalding has purchased
a nice lot on 8th street, opposite tbe
home of W. H. Fallin, where she will
proceed to build neat residence.
Court met, there being preunt
Stephen Jewell, County Judge; M. A.
Wertz, commissioner; S. F. Chesh
ire, clerk ; aod W. J. RubssII. sheriff.
The following proceedings, were had
Bert Hog'ue appointed supervisor of
Road District No. 14 iu place of J G
H. L. Lewis appointed supervisor
of Road District No. 0. in place of Ed
Friday, who failed to qualify.
. Fioal statement of W. 3. JRassajl,
sheriff aad ex-offloio tax oollector on
1906 tax roll, filed, examined and ap
proved aad tbe clerk ordered to show
the people proper credits to the sheriff
upon his acounts, as shown by said
Bills paid :
J O Booth, offioe rent for March,
1908 18 00
Cheney Greek Lumber Co, team
work on roads 15 00
J M Jones, board pan per 6 00
R H O'Neill, mdse poor farm.. 80 fit
J T Taylor, trees for county
poor farm , 17 85
George Gebers, w(,rk on roads 86 50
Fritz Gebers, wrk roads 11 00
John Johnson, work on reads..
John Olson, wrk on rds
Tom Robertsnu, work on roads
John Haufleld, work on roads
Dan Wiltrout, work ou roads. .
John Wiltrout, work on roads
Hamilton, wrk on roads
Nslsoh Cole, work on roads ....
Harvey Moore, work on roads. .
Ed Moore, wrk roads
Lou Smith, wrk on roads
James LeClair, work on rads. .
James Wertz, wrk on roads.,..
Harley Yetter. wrk on rds....
O F Gentoer, wrk on roads
E O Lewis, wrk on roads 11 75
Marion Hussey, wrk on rds ... 8 00
wm Holland, wrk' on roaos. ... 7 ou
T A Pollard, work on roads. ... 6 00
Phil Brown, work on roads ... 12 00
E O Lewis, work on roads.... 28 75
O Shattuck, work on roads . 83 26
Wm Steward, work on roads. . Bii w
J H Stewati, work on roads. .. 84 25
Geo Lewis, work on roads.... 117 00
Nelson Cole, work on roads 46 00
Harley Yetter, work on roads 15 75
T A Pollard, work on roads. . . 77 00
Ira May, work on roads 88 75
William Holland, work on rds oa no
C Lowden, work on roads.... 12 00
Bert May, work on roads 21 20
C Lind, work on roads
A I Cart, work oo Tfls
Phil brown, wrk ou rds
(1 1 Lowden. wrk on roads
J J Hrown, work ou roads . .
J J Brown, wrk on roads......
L Keed, work roads
W Farra, work roads
Continued next week.
Over MX) feet of cement sidewalk
has jnst been completed by tbe South
ern Pacific company in Grants Pass.
With this stretch of walk finished the
business section is in good condition.
I. N. Robin has been spending a
few days in Salem, on business of
TO ABOLISH THE
That ronsts on tbe park fences aod
spits tobacco juice aud make insulting
remarks about the ladies who are
forced to run tbe gauntlet by passing
them. I would suggest thst the vio-
tims of the Boosters' Club get to
gether sod tack a barbel wire along
the top of the fences the roosters
would then probably perch somewhere
else, and the ladies would have the
pi ana re of walking along Sixth
street without being insulted by in
sulting n marks msde by the hoodlurt
fra- tion of town. I, myself have run
the gauntlet along Sixth street and
will sty, if J oo can pass between
the depot aud the corner without
bearing insulting remarks and receiv
ing he stains of tobacco spit on your
clothing you are lucky.
AND SOME POETRY TOO I
Upon reading the former communi
cation along this line, which appeared
in the last Courier, Secretary An
drews, of tbe Grants Pass Commercial
Club was visited by the Muse and this
is tbe outcome:
"Tbe Rooster, be squat on the Rail
road park fence.
With a bead full of matter p'ofoundly
The cop came along and relieved tbe
And told ntm to 'git' where the beat
"Yes, I am going to be forced to
take drastic measures with some fruit
growers of the county who persist in
failing to comply with the law re
garding the spraying of their fruit
trees" said County Fruit Inpsector H.
D. Eisinaun, to the Courier reporter
and then be resumed:
"It is not matter of choice with
me. I have given those people ample
time, notiflyng them along last fall
and now that they have entirely ig
nnred my warning, I will have to step
in and let the law take care of their
Mr. Eisniann will proceed to at
once carry ont this plan of action, and
he will i4s to it thai orchards that
are otherwise In fair condition are
thoroughly sprayed and then where
tbe trees are very bad, be will have to
bavs them out down. And the owners
of those orchards will have to foot
the bill The law inakss it obligatory
upon the Inspector to do this work
and the costs are to become a flrtt lien
npon the title to the property thus in
And inspector hismann will next
torn his attention to the trees heie in
Grants Pass and to those in the
towns of this county which have not
been sprayed. He states that much of
the trouble comes from this source,
tbe people in town failing to comply
with the law and evidently not real
izing that they must do this wdrk,
too. Inspector Eismaon thinks that
the oooiing season is going to be a
most .excellent one for the fruit
growers of Josephine county, but he
believes that the results woald have
been much more gratifying, had every
grower realized the Importance of
joining in the spraying campaign.
LADIES Have you nssd the
Room at Gibson's? If not,
not? Its yours.
RALLY AT WOODVILLE
Editor Courier: Please announce
through the columns of your paper,
that Mr. J. R. Knodell will speak
to the people of Wood vi lie on the
subjeot of Temperance on the even
ing of March 18, 1908. He will be ac
companied by one or two other
speakers, and we hope to have with
us, also, a quartet of good singers
from Medford. We seldom have an
opportunity of hearing such an elo
quent speaker as Mr. . Knodell, to say
nothing of tbe fins slngipg promised,
so oome one and'all, and h-ar a clear,
logical address on an important sub
ject. The tempertnoe sentiment in
this community is steadily gaining
ground, due largely, no donbt, to the
earnest efforts of our pa tor, Rev.
Day, who devotes the first Sabbath
evening of each mouth to special work
along that line.
See Lowell's "Anchor" ad today.
Let O'Neill know and he'll send tlio
agent around to your hme, with the
famous Neostylc Washing Machine
to do your washing.
Many orders have already been taken
from people who have Been this labor
and time saving machine work.
Furniture and Car
Lace Curtains, Por
Pillows, Cota, Wall
I ront St., bet. 6 and 7
At last night's meeting of the city
council, Cunilmen Tuffs and Coboru
made a reuort of their fludinga regard
ing street paving. They visited both
Portland and Eugene, and after takiug
many poiuters they couoloded that
either asphalt or bltulithio pavements
are the only kind for Grants Pass and
they advise that the city attorney be
authorised to proceed with the mat
ter of getting tbe voice of the people
oo the matter.
A report of the Light Committee
was to the effect that the voltage be
tween the hours of 10 and 11 a. m.
was found to be from 108 to 115.
Tbe, property committee, reported
that things at the oity park were in
good oondltion and they reoom mend
ed that the salary of the Park Super
intendent be increased from $50 to
$65 per month from March 1 to Octo
ber 15. The Water Committee re
ported that a fire hydrant bad been
ordered installed at the corner of Pine
and Borgess streets. They also re
ported having received an offer to loe
the" drinking fountain the W. C T.
U. ladies propose erecting, at 87
cents per 100 pounds to June 1st, and
then, if the city goes "dry" the price
is to be raised to 75 cents. But the
Rogue River Water Co., would not
submit 'any offer as to special rates
for said fountain.
The committee having in hand the
matter of the city's purchasing the
waterworks system, reported that they
had thus far been unable to secure
the servloet of a competent engineer
to investigate the proposition. Quite
a grist of bills were passed apon and
ordered paid. Mr. Wells, who has
the street sprluking . oontraot was
given until tbe ooxl meeting of the
council in which to furnish another
bondsman. - '
An ordinance, was passed for a side
walk on east side "Of 4th street, from
H to Bridge street. y
An ordinance fixing xhe water rates
was read twioe and was then referred
to the Water Committee.
Tbe matter of a lateral sewer on
Main street, between Gilbert Creek
and Pine street was referred to the
Sewer Committee with ' power to act.
An adjournment to next Tuesday even
ing, March 10 was then taken.
March 18, Friday Literary and musl-
cal entertainment at opera house,
by Southern Oregon Normal Glee
Msrch 10, Tuesday Regular Monthly
business Meeting of the Grauts Pass
April 7, Tuesday Registration books
olosed for primary election.
April 21, Taesday-Preabytery of
Southern Oregon meets in Grants
April 17, Friday Primary eleotlon.
April 20, Monday Circuit Court con
venes. April 31, Tuesday Rsgistratien books
Mav 15, Friday Registration books
close for eleotlon.
June 1, Monday, -r General election. '
tttoves and Ranges,