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ROGUE RIVER COURIER. GRANTS PASS, OREGON, JULY 3, 1908
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GRANTS PASS, OREGON.
Published Evary Friday.
One Year, in advance,
Biz Uontha, -
FnrnUtied on application at the office, or
Obituaries and resolutions ot con
dolence will he charged (oral6cier line;
card of thanks 50c.
A. E. VOOKH1ES,
Oregon, ai oecond-nlaiis mail matter
FBIDAY. JULY 8 , 1908.
A SERIOL'S MISTAKE.
The most pathetic as well ai lament
able, mistake in tide by tbe city council
in recent years, if ever, wan the de
feat of tbe paving ordinance last
olg'it. Pathetic because the growth
and improvement of the city must
(offer because of a wanton disregard
fur the expressed will of the majority
in the Jone election on tbe question of
temperance. In other words tbe
action of tbe foor members of the
council who voter agalnit and de
feated the paving ordinance lust night
favored a continuance of saloons at
the election aud their action
was nothing more or less than retalia
tion. It is a significant fai t that all
bad favored paving prior to election.
Again it is lamentable because the
streets outlined in the improvement
ordinance needed paving, and twine
the 'amount of mouey spent in any
other city improvement oould not
have resulted In a more lasting im
provement for the city of Grants Pass,
no investment oould have more thor
oughly impressed tho stranger or cas
ual visitor, nor have been a greater
Inducement to the prospective inves
tor to locate in this city.
A peculiar feature of the defeat of
the pavemeut ordinance and one which
will scarcely be langhed ont of court,
is that the council has been a unit In
favor of paving np until last uigbgt's
meeting. Una of the members who
voted against the measure last night
had been the most active champion of
paving and city improvement in gen
eral. Why then 'this sudden change
of heart? The town went dry: we will
therefore, block all pabllo improve
menu; we cannot allow It to go out
that Grants Pass la going ahead In
spite of the fact that the saloons were
closed. This, in sum aud substance, is
all theia is to the defeat of the pave
ment ordinance. For every temper
anue man on the council supported the
measure both beforu aud after the
Juue eleotton. Those In favor of
license were eqaally to favor of the
measure until last night's session,
wheu they alone defeated the paviug
This attitude falls far below the
dignity aad purity of pnerility; it
were a profanation to designate it as
such. It is, moreover, iconoclastic.
Retaliation and the boyoot have
caioely, if ever, been more than de
trimental to progress and prosperity
and in most cases have acted as a
boomerang to the party by whom they
It would he a Had thing Indeed to
conclude that Grants 1'sa canuot live
without saloons. But it is even mure
imtlietlc that those who feel that way
will exert themselves in every way
liosslbls to retard the progress and im
provement of the city booauso they
ere defeated at the polls. There Is
Tel one opportunity for those who
voted against the pavement ordinance
last nlglit to not only redoem them
elve u the eyes of the public btit to
show tlilU they are still for a greater
and better Omuls pass, anil that li to
reconsider last night's vote at a future
meeting of the oouuoil. It is evident
that a majority of the property owners
ithuttiug the proposed dlslrct favor
istvlng ; there were not enough signa
tures to the remoustranvH to indicate
otherwise. The suggestion that it will
U a hardship on those in the district
or that we cannot afford it, is inter
minable. Mo town, large or small
has ever made a poblio improvement
withont assumiag obligation, aud
no oiie lu U rants Pass perhaps, has
iven heard of a city being taken to
the two boric
atisfy o obligation for public im
Let the saloon men bury the hatchet
and reconsider the vote on tbe pave
ment ordinaooe at the next meeting
of he council.
CLOSING OF THE SALOONS.
Wednesday morning was the dawn
ing of a glad new year in Grants Pass
and constitutes an important epoch in
the history of the city and Josephine
oounty. this by reason of the cessation
of tbe saloon business throughout the
county. For the first time Bince the
town of Grants Pass was founded it is
now withont the corrupting infloence
of the liquor traffic. This achieve
ment is the result of an aroused pub
lic sentiment, unequivocally expressed
at the polls in the June election.
This new era is a significant re
flection of the moral condition of the
community. Moreover, it augurs
well for the fulure advancement of
both the city and coonty, socially,
spiritaully and industrially The
Courier candidly believes, in spite of
all the blow and bombast aboot the
death of the business interests of the
town as a result of closing the s
loons, that the oity of Grants Fans
and Josephine county will realize an
unprecedented growth and develop
ment of our natural resources during
the next two years.
In this connection, however, it is
well to recognize the responsibility of
good citizenship in the maintenance
of prohibition throughout the bien
nlom. While the authorities are ex
pected to enforce the law, many will
tie disappointed if pnblio sentiment
does not support the administration,
whioh mint have the earnest oo-oper-aton
of the people if adherence to tbe
law shall prevail.
In conclusion, the Courier confi
dently predicts that if local option
s rigidly enforced, a canvass of the
returns of the next biennial election
will show Josephine county still in
the "dry belt," which will be a vin
dication of the wisdom of the oloelug
of the saloons last Tuesday night.
HE WASTHK PEOPLES' CHOICE.
The following editorial paragraph,
whioh appeared in last week's issue of
the Myrtle Point Enterprise is a very
accurate and concise survey of the
"Oregon political leaders have been
making a good deal of fun at Senator
Bourne' expense beoause of his third
term for Roosevelt boom, but there is
not a doubt but that Bourne was
closer to ithe rank and file of the re
buplicans, and the people of Oregon
and the uation thaa any of the leaders
at the Chicago convention. Roose
velt was wanted, and his nomination
would bave been equivalent to an
election. The demonstration In his
favor filled the people with hope.
Taft may prove to be very popular
before the campaign ends, but Roose
velt would have thit popularity to
His nomination was not
was, beyond qoes
people's choice, and
only his announced refusal to be a
candidate again when ho was nomi
nated the last time prevented his
nomination at the Chicago conven
tion. Nor could any caudidnte whom
the democrats might bave selected,
not even excepting Bryan, have de
feated him at ths polls.
As an indication of the activity and
agKroMsivcnets of tho liquor interest',
a majority of the beads of families
of Grauts Pass and throughout the
county have, since last Saturday,
bson receiving price lists on all sorts
ot iutoxicatiug liquors, thinking of
course, to receive a large mail order
buainets since the saloons have gone
out of business in Josephine county.
This fact also suggests that the labors
of the tcmiwrance forces in voting out
the slooui is only a beginning ot
their work. It will require constant
vigilance throughout the year to pre
veut the Illegal sale of intoxioauts.
Under the law it is as serious to give
away as to sell intoxicants. The
Courier believes, however, that the
temperance eeutimeut has been
sufficiently expressed already to por
teud a rigid enforcement of the local
The Sixteenth anuual session ot the
Southern Oregou Chautauqua will
convene next Wednesday, July 8th,
at Ashland aod will continue tiutil
the seventeenth. A lilteral program has
beeu prepared aud among the speakers
are included John Sharp Williams,
ths mluority leader of the national
house of representatives; Bishop Rob
ert Melutyr. the great word painter
Dr. Ira Laudwith of Nashville
Tenn. ; Mrs. Lenora M. Lake of St
Loots, oue of the most eminent
women orators of tbe day, and nu
merous others. Spleudid camping fa
cilities have been arranged and the
Chautauqua will afford a splendid
opportunity for a week of profit and
pleasure to the inniple of Southeru
The signal snows of Eugene's first
Market Day last Saturdav is auother
significant reminder that Grants Pass
is still out of line in this popular aod
practical trade bringing and town
building agency. The Courier hs
yet to note an instance where the
merchants in a town where tbe Mar
ket Day baa been inaugurated have
not been highly gratified. The at
tendance has been satisfactory, tbe
enthusiasm above expectation and
the felicity and good cheer among tbe
people a surprise. On the whole,
Grants Pass is a little slow in organ
izing a Market Day. We should got
busy, immediately after tbe Fourth.
The forty-seventh aunual Oragou
state fair will be held in Sepien-ber,
and it's none too early for Grants Pass
aud Josephine county to be thinking
aboot the preparation of her ex
hibit. There will doubtless be more
easterners, as well as those from all
other sections of the county at this
fall's state fair than ever before, for
tbe reaxon that more people are be
coming interested in Oregon with a
view to investment. Josephine
coonty should not miss the oppor
tunity for a good display in the way
of a neat exhibit at the state fair for
tbe above reason.
Another instanco of tbe "wind being
tempered to the shorn lamb" is found
in "bleeding Kansas", whioh, though
a "dry" state, from the standpoint of
alimentary irirragton, has been dealt
out during the pait two years more
than its share of water. The famous
Kaw river for a week or two was
noisier than could have been all the
crows in the country.
Many homes and property have been
destroyed and farina dveastated from
'fopeka on down that river for the
past two or three yean by the ter
The rose show nd flower festival
last week is a fair Indication of what
the Grants Pass people can do when
they take a notion. Tbrrs wss a
myriad of roses to fay nothing of
tbe thousands of sweet peas, pansies
and others. They were all deftly
arranged, and the hall handsomely
festooned with native fir and pine
booghs, and all the details planned
and executed within 10 days from the
time it was started. There was the
refreghmeot feature also.
The latest name mentioned as a
vice-presidential candidate on the
democratio ticket is that of Governor
Chamberlain of Oregon. Oregon poli
ticians, however, do not seem to re
gard the suggestion seriously. But
stranger things have happened and
in view of the considerable number
of names already mentioned for the
democratio vice presidency, Mr.
Chamberlain might be selected as
A letter from a Nebraskad received
this Week, stated that there had been
but thirtv-five cyclones in that state
within the last thirty-five days.
However, the season has only opened
for oyolonos and old Nebraska, who is
nothing if not streunous, may yet get
her share of full "grown whirlwinds.
TREES IN TOWNS.
Their llramr )' the " oofl-
man'i Dr.polllim Ax la Forr.
lu an address delivered before the
New York Trw IMiiutlug association it
president, Cornelius H. Mitchell, said:
'In proportion to Its cost there Is
reully no way In which one ran benefit
the city, both lu adding to Its health
and beauty, more than by pluntlug
trees, nud In New York there are al
ways Individual who have Itotb the
de9lre and ability to do good when
their attention Is drawn to the great
results that run be accomplished at a
moderate expenditure of money."
There I uo doubt of the truth of the
remark of President Mitchell, says the
Cincinnati Commercial Tribune. But
there Is something else to bo done thou
la emlMMlled In the suggestion to plnut
trees. There are yet forest In tbe
I'ultcd States, and there sre woodlands
of rare beuutj. But the forests are
being destroyed by the a x of the chop
per, and the remaining woodlands lu
the mora thickly settled portion of the
country are ierlhlng as much from
neglect as the forests are perishing
from the ax.
It Is well to plant tree aud to ad
vance their growth by careful atten
tion and by the exercise of some pa
tleuce and much watchfulness. Noth
lug contribute more to the licauty of
a city or town or more to the comfort
of the cltlxens than trees suitable to
cities or towns and to the peculiar cli
mate In which the city or town umy te
located. But there Is a duty even more
Important, and It Is Involved lu the
safety of the remaining forests and
Possibly and altogether probably the
planting of trees In cities and towns
would turn the attention of tbe public
to the beauty nml the value of timber
and of foliage l:i that rcspivt the ad
vice of I'rvsnlcut Mitchell would have
a special value It is well to plant, but
lu the present condition of the forests
and nt tlicir present rate of ilestrm-tiou
measures fur pres.-r alien would be
McKINNEY Wednesday, Julv 1,1908,
to Mr. and Mrs. A. J. McKinney,
of tho Palace hotel, a boy.
WICKEKSHAM At Portland, Ore.,
Moniay, Joue 2J, 1908, to Mr. and
Mrs L. B vt ickersbam, a daughter.
Mrs. Wickersbam was formerly Miss
Ada Umphlette of this city.
BIkCH At Grants Pass, Driaay,
July 3. 1909, to Mr. Bnd Mrs. J. A.
Birch, a son.
BALDWIN At Applegt, Monday,
June Z9. 1908, to Mr. and Mrs. Mar
tin Baldwin, a son.
CUSLEY Near Grants Pass, Wednes
day, July 1. 1908, to Mr and Mrs.
Albert Canslev, a son.
GRAY-Thorsday, July 2,1908, to Mr.
and Mrs. Chas. Gray of Grauts Pass,
BLEVENS Thursday, Jone 25. 1908.
to Mr. aod Mrs. J. Blevens, of
Kobli, a pair of twins, a boy and
HERRIOTT At Murphy, Saturday,
Jone 27, 1908, to Mr. and Mrs. O.
W. Herriott, a son.
GAROUTTE Fridav, June 26, 1908,
at Merlin, to Mr. and Mrs. R.
Uaroutte, a boy.
CLANTON- Sonday. June 28, 1908, to
Mr. aud Mrs. Ed Clanton, of Grauts
Pass, a son.
BENNETT SHAFFER Wednesday,
July 1, 1908. Fuller D. Bennel and
Miss Elsie Shaffer, both of Jose
phine county, Rev. Lovett, offi
ciating K I E N LIN KIENLIN At Grants
Pass, Thursday evening, July 2,
1908, Samuel Kienlin of Portland
and Mrs. Marie Kienlin of Grants
Pass, Father No taker Maeder offi
DESNOYER Monday, Jane 29, 11)08,
at the county borne in this city,
Geo. Desneyer, of tuberculosis of
tbe bowels, aged 211 years.
The deceased was a yoong French
man who recently oame heie from
California and little is known of him
or the whereabouts ot relatives. He
was buried Taesday in Granite Hill
BURROW Thursday. June 25th, 1U08
ot hemorrhage of tbe brain and
paralysis, M. P. B. M. Borrows,
aged 61 years.
Mr. Barrows was a pioneer of the
Applegate country where b e leaves a
wife and sou.
HOWELL Thursday, Jane 25, 1908,
at the home of her aunt, Mrs.
Quisley, iu this oity, of Diabetes,
Laura B. Howell, aged 12 years,
7 months and 14 day.
Funeral services were held at the
Quiglev resldenoe last Friday. Her
mother had preceded her to the better
world, aod her father, who Is located
at Montagoe, Cal., came to attend the
funeral Interment in the Odd Fel
SMITH At 3 o'clock this morning,
Fr day, July 8d, 1U0H. James, the
2i-year-old son of Mr. and Mra.
Herbert Smith of West Grants Pass,
after an illueea of two months.
Little James had never mu ft strong;
child, and while hi attack bad been
mora aocote for the past two mouths
be Was not more serious than ordinar
ily yesterday. However, it had been
planued to take him to Portland to
morrow for treatment. At aboot 2
o'clock this morning he began to sink
and at S parsed away. Funeral ser
vices will be held from the residence
Sunday afternoon at 8 o'clock.
Window glass at Hair-Kiddle's.
FOUND Gentleman's watch. Owner
cau have same bv provinii property
and paviug expenses. O. J. KMPS,
Rogue River Aeutle
PARTIES wishing new locations in
Saloon bnsiuecs can obtain reliable
information by writing or calling
on us. The Mav-Hoiland Co., Ioc,
Rooms 626-27-28 Corbet Bldg.
Portland, Oregon. 7.3 it
IHOROrGHBERD White Leghorns
and Plymouth Rock chickens for
sale. Hayden Close, Wilderville,
SUGAR pine shingles for sale, No. 1
A, f J.60 per 1000. Enquire E. W.
Britum, Phouu 877, Box 236, Grants
Pass. 6-26 2t
THOROUGHBRED Poland" China
Boar for sslc. For particulars in
quire of A.M. Jess, R. F. D. No. 2
FOH SALE One single ton bnggv,
in good repair. N. Day, D street.
second house west of 3d. 6-19 4t
GOOD Sugar Pine shakes for sale at
Kinney g Grocery t. re. 6-12 tf,
XlcOORMICK Mower, osed one day,
in perfect order, at a barirain. Mrs.
; L. K. Gilbert. R. F. U. No. 2.:or
urauis rass teicrnone 107A3. 6-2 6t
COW Good family cow for sale.
Address Mrs. C'loee, Wilderville.
run a4L6 ine noe resnlen-e
property of H. A. ROTEKMUND,
two blocks from Masonio Hall. En
qaire at Paddock Marble Works.
OXK SPAN good work horse, one
driving or saddle horse for sale
cah or on terms. Wilson Mercan
tileCo., 1-eland. 4-S4 tf
Oregon's Matchless Beach Resort
The Place to Go for Perfect Rest and Every Conceiv
able Form of Healthful and Delightful Recreation
Its Facilities are Complete Best of food and an abund
ance of it. Fresh water from springs. All modern necessities,
such as telegraph, telephone, markets freshly provided every day.
Fuel in abundance. Cottages partly furnished or unfurnished to
be had cheaply. Strict municipal sanitary regulations.
Newport 'is reached by way of the Southern Pacific to Albany
or Corvallis, thence Corvallis & Eastern R. R. Train service daily
and the trip a pleasure throughout.
RATE FROM GRANTS PASS, ORE.
Season six-months ticket $10.00
Our elaborate new Summer Book gives a concise description
of Newport, iuoluding a list of hotels, their capacity and
rates. Call on, telephone or write
R. K MONTGOMERY, Local Agent, Grants Paas.
Genet al . Passenger Agent, Portlaud, Oregon.
E wish to call your attention to the fact
that we have recently installed a McCos
key account register in our market, with
this system there will be no danger of
mistakes in vour account, and you will
always have an itemized
Call and see this register
fully explained, also see just what you want in
the meat line, through our glass refrigerator
counter. Phone 453.
TEMPLE MEAT MARKET
Sweetland & Plummer, Propr.
7-ROOM plastered boose on Iowa
street, two acres of ground, for sale
at $1600. Inquire on premises,
opposite Kingwell's green honse.
E. L Iompson, "-83 it
FOR SALE Good sngar pine
Enquire Kenney's Grocery,
WILL rent voo a good farm, seven
mile of city. Best terms given.
Write Box 25, or see me, residence
corner Oak and Park streets. J. M.
FRANK BURNETT Upholstering,
nitssiop furniture made to order.
FOUND-On the Cresent City stage
road, a salt case. Owner can have
same by applying to H. C Lawton,
R.F.D. No 2, Grant Pass. 6-26 2t
STORE boilding, 80 t 100 feet long
wanted for lei in of years. Address
Merchant, Care Rogue River
Courier. 6-26 tf
IF TOU have a house or cow yon
waut to sell, or if you waut a cow
or a hone or a burro, try a Courier
Want Ad. Inexpensive, potent and
profitable. Try one. Five cents
PIANO INSTRUCTIONS-Call at
Rowell's music store if you wish
piano lessons. 6-19 4t
F. A. PIERCE Registered Angoras,
Flock headed by one of the famous
bocks of the "King Arthur" also
other bucks of different strains of
breeding. Does of the notrd strains.
Backs for sale, Merlio, Ore. 3-27 tf
FOR EXCHANGE Elegant new six
room house with all modern con
veniences, fully improved popular
cross towo street. Near Oakland
and S. F. oar and ferry line.
40x135 feet lot. Small honse in rear
renting for $10 per mouth. Total
renting value about 45 per mooth.
Want Southern Oregon Agricultural
01 timber lauds ot $4500 valae or
cash difference; trade oasb basis.
Addivss owner, 1623 Ashby Ave.,
Berkeley, Cal. 4-8 tf
EXPERIENCED Sawyer and Engi
neer wants situation at either. Ad
dress P. O. Box 68, Grants Pass.
Dissolution of Partnership.
Notice is hereby given that the
partnership lately subsisting between
ns, the undersigned'. L. Dooley and
John Smilhpeter carrying on business
aa a cigar store, billiard ball aod
rooming house at Grants Pas, Ore
gon, nuder the style or firm name of
Dooley & Stnithpeter, waa on the 12th
day of June, 1908, dissolved by mu
tual couent, and that the business in
future will be carried on by the said
John Sniithpter alone who will pay
all debts and liabilities and receive
all money payable to the late firm.
Witness our hands thia 12th day of
W. L. DOOLEY.
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