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ROGUE RIVER COURIER, GRANTS PASS, OREGON, JUNE 12, 1908.
Quality the best, and I ex
pect to have plenty to sup
pU your demands, both
early and late.
Fresh Vegetables Daily
Fancy Creamery Better
Grants Pais, Oregon
Hoch du lelber Josephine! Vatt
Yawl She bane party good falter.
We hear that our county baa Bone
dry.' Suppose (bat means Deering
too. Will our family bars to get sue
to going without whiskeyf Too bad,
MIm Jullla O'Brien of Waldo and
Miss Aria Morrison of Kerby . were
visitors at the home of Alfred Peter
D. L. Webb took a load or State
meat No. 1 voters to Waldo Monday.
Good boy Dare.
Tommle Gilllagn has a crew of men
at work on the Elk Vulley road. We
sorely hare a fine road and Tommle
says it will be the best in the state
when he sets through with it.
We learn that Mrs. E. M. Albright
is sa (Turing with a badly inflamed
hand oaoaed from a alight cot or
bruise. We trust it may not prore
We had several voters who were
going to vote sure this year, but when
the day rolled around they showed up
missing. Snoh people should nerer
kirk if "proper men" are not elected
and good laws enacted.
"XYZ"of Murphy, or the land of
big Mnrpbys, is making a noise like
strawberries. Uuinph I (Jot a racket
like that orer in this neighborhood.
Yep, got 'em as big as goose eggs and
short cakes er-ah-nuff sed.
Thomas Tantzer and son of Grants
Fi"i are camped on the head waters of
. Elk Creek and are sconriug the woods
with pick and pan. Just watch the
papers for another big discovery.
A oertain good republican savs "Un
cle Ebe" has lout his bead- just so
alnt it? That solres the Suliua mys
tery. Sheriff Russell will please for
ward the same to our office for identi
fication. We would say to the poor sufferers
from floods and tornadoes, in the
middle west to onuie to Josephine
county and get in out of the storm.
Wo hare rains but no cyclones or
floods. Nary one.
Deering ouly gets Its mail three
times a week, therefore the Courier Is
received here on T'leiday five days
from date of prens, also the Oregoniau
arrives on that day. Seems a long
time to wait for election news aud
anyway we heard that Statement No.
1 and Nortou were elected and that's
gratification of mind a few. bet yer
A band fall of kind words
spoken about a man while alire is
worth all you cau pile on a flat oar
after be is dead.
K. L. Hays and son Clyde of Sticker
Creek Valley were in our valley on
a visit to his homestead here today.
1). Hayes was a visitor of
day of last week on
W. 11 York has been hauling baled
hay to Grants Pasathe past week.
8. A. Borry aud Johu Slagle were
at Grants Pais Tuedav.
Geo W. Muck is helping Mr. Gent
uer of Murnby to get his new house
Everybody around this burg seems
quite busy getting ready toharvet
their first crop ef alfalfa aud clover.
The Missoari Flat school will on
close after a four 'months school con
ducted by"Mr. Mohleek, as Uauher.
IUrtie Davidson fwas visitor Jof
GrauU Pass one 'day of 'last week.
Homer York made Jthe city avlsll
Jess York, 'who has been at
workt - in Grants; Pass" for"' Mr. Mo
Koiu the pert three or four months,
bas been home visiting hls parents
Weodarstand there is to be a ball
game on Missouri Flat Sunday.
Fred Knox of JProvolt was a visitor
of our" little"'bnrgrt-wee. Mr
Knoi stated that'hehad lost.his best
brood sow.; , . -
I O. Roberts aud .wife made Grants
Pans a visit one dayllast week.
J. L. Wooldridge and wife made
Grants Pass a visit one day last week
and also Mrs. John Barrow.
W. B. . York and children made
Grant Pass a visit one day this
Meskie made Grants Pass a visit
one day this week.
Raleigh Carls was in yonr eity this
Mrs. Geo. W. Meek and son made
Grants Pass a visit one day this week.
Jim Cook was a visitor of Grants
Pass one day last week. LILAC.
We-hadanice little shower yester
day, bat needed more.
Mrs. H. D. Jones of Wilderville ac
compained by Mrs. Geo. Lewis of the
same place is now visiting friends at
The basket social given under the
aTispioes cf "thrW.'O. IT.'U. on'last
Saturday evening was quiet a succeis,
the trgram being very good and
there was netted a neat little sum of
money with which to help them In
A. B. Ragan and son Roy of whom
w stioke last week have returned to
their home and report Mr. Usher to be
improving bnt not ont of danger yet
Mrs. T. G. Harmon and daughter
Zella of Dryden were doing shopping
in Belma Monday of this week also
visiting at the home of O. E. Harmon
Rev. W. 8. Pepper of Wilderville
preached In the Baptits church at
Helms on Sunday evening, .being en
terlained at the home of R. C,
Churchill while in Belma.
Everybody so busy with work that
news is scarce a there is no time to
create 'anything sensational Success
to the Courier.
Applegato farmers are beginning to
W. B. York took in the election
returns from Murphy Tuesday.
Hurrah for Jack son, Josephine and
Douglas and all the rest of them!
Let's shut the lid and nail it down.
Prohibition bas come to stay. Long
O. M. Knoi is busy with a crew of
men moving the sawmill from its old
site to a place about a mile east of the
Provolt P. O. He expects the mill to
be in operation again in a few days
and will ran the remainder of the
seasou. About oue-half million feet
of lumher was out at the former site
this year, which as soon as dry will
he hauled to town.
The North 8ide Applegate Ditch Co.
have enlarged and otherwise improved
their ditch nntil it carries a large
bead of water and is giving very sat
isfactory service to its owner. Ir
rigation will soon mska the Apple-
gate valley one of the finest itiJSou th
em Oregon. Geergo Herriot is as
sisting lu 'removing aud rebuilding
A game of ball was played Sunday
between Applegate aud some of the
boys from the Paan, won by the former.
George Knox has moved his family
to the sawmill. He is driving team
for Charley Huberts, who is logging
for Knox & Angel.
J. M. Smith of Williams pasted
down the valley Tuesday eu route to
the county seat.
J. W. York of Missouri Flat was
in town the day after elect iou to hear
the news. He seemed well pleaied
with the result.
Frauk Sparlin has returned to Fort
Jones, Cal. He was aooouipauied by
Quite a number of people visited the
different cemeteries on Applegate aud
Williams ou Decoration dav to pay
their respects to their departed
friends, though no special exercises
Oo Tuesday eveulog, June 3, about
a doten men met at Geo. Hamilton's
home and organised the Froitdale
Mutual Telephooo Company. Mr.
Hamilton was elected president E!
Wise, vice-president, J Mr. 'OouUnt.
secretary and treasurer. Mr.""" Bate
bam aud Mr. Kinoaid, executive win
mlttee. As there are 13 parties wTio
want phones and only 10 are sllowea
on one line, It was dwided to ron two
lines. The work
k tof settiug the poles
me 8 .and it is expected
t the liue iu running
to soon bare
Mrs Henry Hnck gave a supper lat
Wednesday .eveuiog, June 8. in honor
of the alrthday of
' har mother. Mr.
M. E. iSlurteveiit l"t Grants
Mr. aud "Mrs. Sturtrelut and their
children and grandchildren were
A number from here attended the
annual meeting of the Pratt Growers
association in Grants Pass lsat Satur
day afternoon. While discussing the
bug pests Mr. Meserve said that
Horticulture ought to be taught
in oar pablio schools. It was also
suggested that it would be both inter-1
eeting and profitable for the school
children to make a collection of in-.
sects and bugs and learn their names 1
and habits. Any insects not known 1
could be tent to the entomologiat at ,
Corvallis for clarification. We hope
the children of FruitdIe will be- j
come iotereetea in 'ougoiogy. i
Regular semi-monthly meeting of.
Fruitdale Grange will be held nest ,
There will be preaching at the .
school house next Sunday afternoon
after Sunday school.
The annual school meeting of Dis
trict 28 will be held at the school
house next Monday, June 15 at 7 p. m.
The Grants Pais Fruitgrowers As
sociation will hold an open meeting
at the Geo. Hamilton home on Satur
day afternoon, Juna 20.
Speoial rates are applicable to the
following meetings, foil Information
to be bad by applying at the depot:
Northwest, Conference Young
Wotm-ns Christian Association, Sea
Bide Oregon, June lttth to 2Uth.
Cnmmeuoemeut exercises, State
Normal School, Monmouth, Ore.,
June 20th to 23d.
Midsummer Meeting, Horticultural
Association of Oregon, The Dalles,
Ore., June 30th to July 2d.
Annual Canipmeeting, Oregon, State
Holiness Association, Portland, Ore
goo, July 10 to 27.
Annual Campmeeting, Clinroh of
God, Woodburn, June 11th to 21st.
Annual Reunion Oregon Pioneers
Association, Grand Encampment, In
dian War Veterans, Portland, Ore
gon, June 8th to 13th.
R. K. MONTGOMERY.
8-6 4t Agent
On the following occasions tickets
will be sold on the certificate plan at
Grants Pass for one and one-third
(are for the round trip :
Grand Lodge A. F. and A. M., and
Grand Chapter R A Manons of Oregon,
Portland, June 8ih to June 13th.
No stopovers given on above tickets.
For the conventions tickets may be
purchased three days prior to or on the
opening day, and are good to return
any time within two days after meet
ings close. For further information
call at the depot
R. K. MONTGOMERY.
LOCAL OPTION GOES
INTO EFFECT JULY I
County Court Holds Adjourned
Session to Consider Bridge
An adjourned session of the county
court was held this Fridsy. Ths vote
at the recent election was cauvased
and certificates of election ordered
iiw led to the successful candidates.
Local option for Josephine county hav
ing been carried the court ordered that
all the sals of liquor be prohibited in
the county on and after July 1, 1!R8,
ai provided by the state option law.
This will allow the saloons the re
mainder of June in which to "close
up their buxinesa.
The matter of a new bridge across
Rogue river at Grants Pass was nj
for consideration. In March "the
county awarded the contract to the
BurrelljBridge Compauy, of Oaklaud.
Cal., to put in a steel truss bridite of
two spaus across the river immediately ;
below the present woodeu bridge, j
which is to stand until the new bridge !
is completed. The Burrell Company
gave bonds that they would have the
bridge built by August IS, they ap
peared to have iguored their contract
and the bond aud are niakiug no effort
to begin work on the utructnre. The
county court will endeavor to have
the Company fulfill their agreement or
give a reason why The couuty
though, can do nothing to enforce or
cancel the contract until its termina
tion on Asgiut 13 and by then it will
he rather late to begiu the work ou
a new bridge for this year. It is pos
sible by some repairs the old bridgs
ill be servioeable for another year.
Fruit Jars at
During the slight electric storm last
week on of the telephone girls. Miss
Emma Shaaka, received quits a shock
of electricity. Miss Shaska was work -lug
on the Portland line and while
her hand was resting on one of the
jaoks. it was snidenly thrown up from
the switch board, and she felt quite a
heavy shock pass np her arm. The
girls say they very often have experi
ences of this kind during eleotrio
Fruit thinners at
Several new street are being opened
0p in various parts of the city in re-
sponse to the expansive tendency.
Preparations are being made for
nlantina between 2000 and 8000 acres
of erapes in Josephine county the com
ing season, principally Tokays.
The roads are such in Josephine
county that the automobile will take
you nearly every place you Winn to
go except the trail over which the I
erer patient and enduring burro still
holds a monoply. 1
There is not an nnoccupied businesi (
buildiog in Grants Pass Its either j
buy or build. If you are looking for :
a place for a comfortable home and a ,
good business town' "Get wise and
come w r.u
Josephine county offers special and
very flattering inducements to th
practical dairyman. The local de- j
mand is greater than the supply. The
dairyman will find open range here
and a strong market for all his prod
ucts. W. B. Sherman has had from teu j
to forty men employed in clearing the
timber aud stomps from his various'
t aj.s during the past winter. Next
season he expects to use a donkey en- j
gine for the removal of large stumps. ;
There is said to be but three sec-
tions of coun ry in the United States '
adapted for tlie production of the
yellow Newtown Pippin apple Long j
Island, where it was originated, Cn; i
tral Virginia and the Rogue River
valley, with this latter section in
the lead. j
W.J.Sturges, a mils and a half north
of town bas a fine 23-acre strawberry
patch, two acres of which is now in
bearing and from which be has been
picking some berries for the past two
weeks. He also has a half acre of
Logan berries which are loaded with
bloom, aud promise a splendid yield.
The Oregon hen , that noble fowl
which has more power than all the
inventive genius of hydraulic engineer
ing when it comes to lifting a mort
gage, in another institution entitled
to consideration in the Rogue river val
ley. Poultry raising here is both
pleasant and protfiable.
The shipment of fresh fiah from
, Grants Pass amounts to 120,000 to fJJO.-1
1 000 per season. This is no josh, and
who have not forgotten how they used
to play "hookey" to go fishing. Jose
phine county and the Rogue River
valley are known as the paradise of
I the hunter and fisherman.
The Rogue River Nursery is put
ting in 18 acre) of water melons and
oantelopes this npring. S. J. Harmel
ing, the secretary and treasurer of the
company, says they will ship to Port
land for theuiaelves and other grows
of the county as well. He considers
the Hecklv sweet watermelon and the
Rocky Ford canteloupe the best varie
ties to raise here.
j As a town without a band may well
I be olassedwitti the dead ont s, so oue
with a good live band cau readily be
i recognized as being up to ths minute,
j Grants Pass has a ooy baad of 30
pieces under the able direction of Prof.
Stantou Roerell, who are always in
; evidence when anything is doing and
I who are working hard on their sum-
I mer concert progatn, soon to begin,
The old stage coach house in TuflV
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uu lutiy ifctMKiibs wiuiuuu is m
be repaired by Mr. Sherman this sum -
i mer and preserved as a historical laud
mark, where the Jones family were
massacred by the Rogue River Indians
in the 5U's. At present Mr. Sherman
is utilizing the building as his home
and that of a tenant at work on street
grading on the Heights.
Yes, and Grants Pans bas its share
of automobiles, notwithstanding we'
are nesflnd in the pines and scenic
grandeur of a portinu of the Cascade ;
range. There ar 24 hern now by set-
mil count mid enough more in transit j
to make it an even thirty. And there j
are a hslf s-ore of motor cycles, and :
bicycles galore in and around Grants :
Pas. Moreover, we are all watching
with a keen eye ths development of the
It has been estimated that there are
nine billion feet of timber tributary
to Grants Pass. Perhaps the greater
portion is oak and laurel aud the re-
i maloder fir and pine. The laurel is
j eapecialy valuable for veneering par-
DOaeS. It is sisnicfilnt in tliil nuinu.
, tlon that Muskegao, Mich., with only
six billion feet of timber grew to n Lane county and that Mr.
80,000 population within a very few ' ,,on ' now nimself once more and
I years, while the land after the timber th" ,le tba maa that he used to be
) waa cut off was planted to peaches WDea WM one of the most respected
and bas since supported a city of near-1 ao ProProoa farmers in Josephine
ly 60.000 population. Manistee was!nDty-
built to 30,000 oo fonr billion feeTof
timber bat the land when cleared
would no grow fruit and th. town
want back. W. B. Sherman of this
You're not late abou other things
Don t Be Late Getting
That Summer Suit
To the Wife of the Man:
Send him here, "Instructed" to buy one
of our $10.00, $12.50, $15.00, $18.00 $20
or $25.00 suits, and come along with him
if you can, to see that he carries out your
"instructions", "hen-peck" your husband
just enough to see that he gets a new suit
before he begins to need it too visibly; and
don't forget some of that cool weight under
wear, nice soft Shirts, Straw Hats, and lots
of other good hot weather goods, which we
are offering at very inviting prices just now.
Geo. S. Calhoun Co.
oity has worked out the plan that 10
acres of cleared land in Josephine
county planted to Tokay grapes will
bring greater returns during a period
of 15 years than 1000 acres of good
timber. Don't overlook the Tokay.
It is painted out that the Rogue
River valley is the only locality in
the stateof Oregon where the canteloupe
thrives. The Yakima valley supplies
the Paget Sound country with all its
watermelous and cantaloupes and it is
said t'at Portland looks to the Rogne
River valley for her melon supply. It
Is'coniiervatively estimated that mel
ons will produce $200 an acre while the
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uu" OI auu pianijug is noi
! to elceed 8 Per acre' Another point
la . I . . L. . 1
is that watermelons and'canteloupes
may be raised in young orchards until
. V. 1. 1L. ... 1 1 1
I wcj iwtu iuo ege oi uewiug, mere-
by insuring a paying income from
the ground up to the bearing of the
apples. Portland will take all the
melons that cau be raised here. This
iudustry bas been given but little
attention of late notwithstanding the
splendid inoome assumed.
. Their Rent. '
A cordial invitation is
' extended to the
public to attend these
We make a specialty of Friendship,
T.-.. . , ,, ,,,
; iugigr-iuput iinu neuuing riings at
Ths ladies of the Presbyterian churoh
wl" conduct a series of laoches at ths
Manse, corner 5th aud C street, each
! week, on Wednesday, beginning 'June
! Salad and strawberry short caks
j wt" be ths especial attractions at this
time. Lunch will be ready at 6 p.
Russell MoGalliard, the Merlin
lireryman, returned Tuesday from
Waldo where he had been summoned
by the serious illuees of his father,
W. A. MoGalliard, he having had aa
attack of paralysis last week. Mr.
McUalliard is rapidly recovering from
the attack and is now able to walk
about his home.
Commencing on Monday, 'June 15,
all the barber shops of the oity will
close at 7 o'clock each evening except
Mrs. William Pattoti writes to
friends in this oily from their aew
home near Goshen, in Lane county,
that they have a fine farm and are
doing well. But what pleases Mrs.
' pattoo moat is that there are no sa
TT J 1 1 j;,,B.t
jalpitaUoool the heart Digests wbrssss!
Boy and Nan"
Isaac Best of the Best-Fuller realty
Co. arrived Friday from Washington
where be has been several weeks
with bis family. He was aocom
pan ied by two daughters and he ex
pects ths rest his family soon.
Remnant hose regular 12 ceut
grade in length from 10 cents per
font at Hair-Riddle's. 6-1 2t
Placer blanks at ths Conner office
We are dealers in
FARMS AND LAND
if you want to sell your farm, send
us full description, terms, etc., and
we can do it.
T. B. ACRES & CO.
207, Washington St.
The Southern Oregon
State Normal School
Will conduct a six weeks sum
mer course beginning June IS,
aud ending July 31, 1908.
The courses offered are as
PRIMARY METHODS In
cluding first three grades.
One sesiiou of 2 weeks (12 days)
Mrs. Katherin E. Sloan.
ADVANCED METHODS In
cluding grades four to eight.
Miss Armeda Kaiser.
HIGH SCHOOL METHODS
and SCHOOL MANAGE
MENT and SUPERVISION.
Prof. A. L. Briggs, Pres. of
Drain Normal School.
REGULAR NORMAL SUB
JECTS, and REVIEW FOR
COUNTY and LIFE PAPER
Pres. of School,
Prof. W. T. VanScoy,
Prof. A. C. Joy,
Miss Armeda Kaiser,
Prof. A. L. Briggs.
Tor further particulars address
of Normal School.