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COOK I Eft. H! WIS PASS, OREGON AUGTST 7. 1WS.
THE ROGUh RIVER COURIER
GRANTS PASS, OREGON
Published Every Friday.
One Year, in advance,
For.iMjed on application at the cftice, or
uijiiuanei ami resolutions ol mil-dnlonr-r
will lie charged for at 6c per line;
caru oi in a nun doc.
A. E. VOOREIIES,
Kritereil at the pout olbYe at Orsnts Pais
Olefin, at second-class mail matter.
FRIDAY, AUG CUT 7, 1908.
HIE 8 MALL FARMS.
It is shown la a statistical way lliat
la certain counties in Oregon the
email farm is becoming tha vrgne.
Tim same tendency has been observed
and commented open in olher states
besides Oregon, Na8 the Portland
Tt'ln(irain. Thin does not mean that
in the states of the Went the big ranch
ia disappearing altogether, far .from
it r but it does tin an, among othur
things, that there ia a gradual drift
from other occupations to farmiug ;
andtbnt the demand ia growing fur
mall tracts of land suitable for family
support, and for what we might aptly
term family profit.
Every man who la concerned in the
economical or aocial advancement t f
ine people win nail tins tendeucy a
an indubitable sign of progreaa in the
right direction ; ami it ia especially
felicitous here in the went. As it ia,
we have land to spare. -Much of the
land now under cultivation, notably
in the growth of cereal cropi, would
not bo cultivated at all but for the
opportunity of employing capital on
large seals j and of making money
after a wholesale fashion. A (treat
deal of snob laud is so situated that,
op to tbla time, it would have beon
impossible for the small farmer to
have utilized it to his own support
and profit. But the development of
the state; the greater population; the
better means of transportation ; irri
gation, and the fact that thera is
money to be made in something else
than oereal farming all these brought
the bonanza ranch movement prao
The 'small farm denotes, among
other things, that we are attracting
the actual working farmer, as well as
the meohanio and the merchant of
moderate business from the older
states. The gain to the State of Ore
gon is a numercial gain in population ;
tbe additioo of a splendid quality of
citizenship, and an infinitely greater
produoMon of wealth, by reason of
the variety of products and the'inore
intensive methods of farming. Thou,
too, there Is auother indication of
gaiu that is not to Iw overlooked; and
thut ia, that here in Oregon the city
mau ia turning his atteutku mure
aud aiore to agriculture. Upon this
latter point it is difficult to get
specific information; bnt that there
is developing a wholesome laud-utiugcr
among the men of city-living, no one
need deuy. The whole movement
toward the smaller farm is beneficial
iu an almoat incalculable measure.
When 500 acres, now practically idle,
uuder the ownership of one man, is
out.npinto 20-aore farms; each with
its building improvements, which
means 85 homes initead of one; and
beyoud that, which means more than
26 times the value of the original
prodnct; we have a demonstration
of the practically beneficial effect of
small farming.; Aud it is beyoud dis
pute that 20 acres will ni t only pro
vide support for a family, but a
handsome competence as well.; It is
said that 10-aore walnut orchards in
Tanihill couuty yield 11500 anuiutl
revenue in the aggregate and the
profits from dairyiug aud fruit-grow-ing
on small tracts is a familiar story
to Oregon people. All this is oou
viuciug npou ths tingle point that
tha small farm is the baaia of the
future magnificeuoe of Oregon.
WATER COMPANY OFFERS
ITS PLANT FOR $94,000
Council Decides to aubmit
Question of Purchase to
; If yon want washing machine that
will do good work for only a small
investment get one of tluwe that Hair
Riddle Udw. Co. are selling at 4J.50.
The principal order of business
taken np at a regular meeting of the
oity council laat night was the ton
sidi ration of a proportion presented
by G. I Brown on behalf of the
Hogue Ritrei Water company to sell
the water plant an it now stands for
IH0O0. In a similar proposition sub
mttied to the council some time ago
the water company atked 4110,000 for
the plant, whereupon the city em
ployed Engineer Kelsey of Foitland to
make m pielimiuary survey and an
estimate of the cost to reproduce tbe
present plant. After making the snr-'
vey Mr. Kelsey advised the council
that the plant could be replaced for
approximately 183,000. Mr Keleey took
the water company's original offer of
IllO.OCOand deducted 10 per ceut for
deterioration which would reduce the
price which the city niigjit be induced
to pay for the old plant to tHU.OOO,
suggesting that wbilo tbia might be a
fair price for the plant that it was
not really worth that to tbe city,
owing to the great air.ntint of worth
less material included in the plant and
material on baud and the further fact
that a gieat many 'changes would be
necenary as toon as the city should
take the rant over in order to render
adequate iervjee to the water cou
11 in rs of tbe city.
The council in considering the mat
ter at laat night's meeting, in reapoure
to a petition signed by nearly 800 tai
payers decided to submit the propo
sition to the people, and a special
election will be called for that pur
pose as soon as the necessary ordi
nances oan be drawn. In the eveut
the people should decide to buy the
old plant-at the price -submitted by
the water company tbe city would
be required to issue bonds to that
amount to acquire the water plant.
The question with the voter there
fore Is, as to whether the city shall
go ahead and construct new water
plant at a coat of 185,000 or whetbe
it shall purchase of the Rogue River
Water Co. its present plant at fHOOO.
Model Drug Store Change Hands.
A deal was oo'isummated this week
wherein Dr. Flanagan sold the Model
Drug store on Front street to George
O. Habin. The invoice of the stock
which is uow under way will be com
pleted this week, and as hoou there
after as practicable tbe stock and fix
tures will be moved into the August
Fetich building at the corner of Frout
and Sixth streets as already plan
ned by Mr. Flanagau before he sold
the store. Mr. Sabin came here last
January from Red tie Id, N. O., where
he had been engaged in the drug busi
ness, aud bought a small fruit traot
on Sixth street souih of tbe county
homo. He baa also made ether pur-
ohaes in the city a'-d is now erect
ing a commodious residence on Long
Ridgs avenue. Mr. Sabin has betn
engaged in the drug buaiueHs for the
past 20 years, having at one time been
located at Fargo, N. D. Ho and his
family are very much pleased with
this section of Oregon, aud Grants
Pass in particular.
H-H-H- -H-Mr-H- 'H-I-M-H-
LOCAL EVENTS. 4
Geo. Wells wa in from lury Mm
J .C. Eades of Selma was in tov n
Dr. Van Dyke made a professions!
call at WoidvHe Tuedy morning
" Mrs. Woodcork and daughter Loita
were in Josephine's capital Tuesdav.
A. J. Hart, one of the miners from
Williams was in the county seat laat
H. L. Lewis, one of the miners of
the Galice distcrict was in the city
The Grants Pass Box Co. are this
week takiog up their labor notes dated
G. L. Ha IT, a mining man of Gold
Hill, was is in the city Saturday and
Attorney Robert Smith was. in
Medfora looking after legal matters
Dr. C. R. Ray of Medford pafaed
through the city Toeedav mirt-ing en
route home from Portland
Mrs. Ira Tungat of Jacksonville, is
spending tbe week here with ber
daughter, Mrs. Arthur Ellion.
W. W. Young aud E. L. Hanks of.
Crescent City came over Monday to do
some pospecting in this vicinity.
Miss Hattin Thomas of Galice Creek
returned heme laat Monday night
after having spent a week here with
tbe family of A. B. Cornell.
Mewars. L. E. and C. ai. Van Cleave
came in from San Diego, Cal.; and
will spend seme months prospecting
for gold in the Southern Oregon hills.
O. A. Tibbetts, wife and son Joe of
Crescent City oine over Monday to
look after u-inii.g interests and
sp nd a few days in the hills.
Geo Williams moved th latter part
of last week from 140 Frout street to
the Schallhorn property on H and
The Union Service will be held at
the Christiau church Sunday night
at a o olook, preaching by the Rev.
The Chicago Ladies Base Ball club
will play the Grants Pass team at the
athletic grounds in this city next Moo
day afternoon at 8 :30.
Miss Emily Rodney of Salem ar
rived in the city yesterday for an ex
tended visit with tbe family of Mr.
and Mrs. A J. Klocker.
E. B. Duffy of Dunver, traveling
freight and passenger agent of the
U. & R. Q. By , was in the city
Tuesday arranging the tickets and
routing fcr Mr. and Mrs. D. Einuann,
will left Suuday morning on their way
n. L. Maitin and H. G. Ripley of
Portland arrived iu the city Tue-day
and will spend a month or more in
the hills camping aud prospecting.
Mr. Kiplev was here 91
J C. Foley of Portland, with the
Kiler PUuu hous-", was iu the s city
Wednesday in the iiitereat of the col
lecti' ns depaitmnt of his linn.
Stanley Fry and Y E. Faublon
came u) from thi Oilman Bed Rock
Mining Co's.cinip below Galice Cre-k
Tuesday, bringing with them Fred
Steele, who U also one of tbe stock
ho ders of the ccmpany. The three
beys accompanied the . large target
down to th'i camp last week, and
while Steele was encased in the work
of straightening arouud he iujuied
hi in-elf while liftiug, and was com
pelled to return here fur treatment,
having only receutly covered from an
operation for appendicitis.
HUD-SON-Wednesdav, Julv 22d. 11108,
to Mr. aud Mrs. Hei.ry Hudson,
Grants Pats, a boy.
WHITE-Wedne day, July 22, 1916.
to Mr. and Mrs. A. h. White, ot
Sand Poitt, iauho, a boy.
Mrs. White was formtrly Mbs
Essie Hartman of this place.
AHLK Monday, July 27, 1008, to Mr.
and Mrs. Wiinam Alilf, Fourth and
H g'reeU, a bo).
ROFF Monday, July 27th, 1908, to
Mr. aud Mr. John Ruff, Fifth and
J streets, a girl.
HEKSHBERGER Tuesday, July 28,
1U08, to Mr. and Mrs. Peter Heron
btrgui, Uranta Pas, a boy.
RIMER -Friday, July 31. 1908, to Mr.
aud Mrs. Tobius Kiiucr, Gtauis
Pats, a girl.
BACON Tuefdav, Aunutt 3, IMI8,
10 Mr. and Mrs. Chan. Bacou ol this
city, a boy.
BROWN Thursday morning, August
H, J!W3. at her home on sewntu
street in this city, Mrs. Nancy
Blown, agfd about so years.
About seven weeks ago the de
ceated had, through a fall at her
home, rustained the fracture of her
right hip. and as her advanced age
prevented the bones from knitting.
she died from the shock occasioned by
the fracture Mrs. Brown is snr
vived by a large family besides bei
husband. Funeral a rvicea were held
at the Christian church at 10 o'clock
a sti all bud
for men who toil
Cupper Riveted 'Overalls
the kind thai EARS"
American Amusemement Co.
Ben Ferguson of the Aiuorio.au
Amusmeut Company was in Hie city
Wednesday mating arrangements for
the appearance of his company in this
oity Friday and Saturday of this weedr.
He had iu tended to be here yesterday
but at the request of a number of the
Medford jwople where his shows ap
peard Monday, Tuaday and Wednesday
bis oompnny remaind oue day longer
than the regular engagement. Mr.
Ferguson carries some very .high rec
ommendations from the towns in
which he has showed this season aud
judging from these ia putting np a
good class of amnsemeuts. The fea
tures of his program this season are
Dixie .Laud, Australian Girl, the
Venetian Glass Blowers, the Otaiy
House or Fnn Factory and the Electric
Theater. Tbe outside free attaotion
is the high dive in which Kid Man
gels, the boy wonder makes bis sensa
tional dive of 78 feet into a tank con
taining but thee feet of watsr. The
Americau Amusement Company shows
will be near the railroad park east ofj
the deHit. All thoae entertainments I
ar represented as refined, moral
- -- cum miajr
and of course notes that
Pass of that day was but
of Its piesent growth.
The enterprising residents of New
hope district are preparing to erect a
new school house. Tbev are ala en.
gaged iu the good road line t'io aud
are now widening the old road out
iu nm mil w ieer, rrom -ewhop out
to the main mad from Murphy to
Friday night fire broke out in the
residence of Henry OJen, near Winier,
and in spite of all the neighbors could
do the place and mot of the conteuts
were destroyed. The fire caught
from a defective flue. Mr Oden was
away from brine at tha t'me. Med
Z Tbe fr. ight trains through this city
area.suming their old time length.
Early in the spring the tonnage was
light aud a majority of the freights
weut out of here with but oue engine,
whereas it is now very common lo see
rreignt trains pull out of Grants Pass
with three locomotives attached.
David Hosbaiid of Engeue, represen
tative or the Christiau Standard, the
leading organ of the Christian
Church, was iu the city Sunday and
Monday occupying tbe pulpit of tht t
church SuuflBy morning. During the
balance of his stay here he -suooe. ded
iu adding a uumber of uew names to
the Stiudard's already large circ
lation. The board of county conimiaalDuers
is in seaMoo today, haviug convened in
I be rrin
W A LLACE LIN DLY Tuesday, Aug
ost 4, 1908, at Roseburg, R. W. Wal
lace and MIbs Mabel C. Lindlty, the
nev. c w. uass officiating.
The bride was in Grants Pass visit
ing friends tie fore I art of the week
and was, to she told her friends, ex
pecting to stay here the remainder Of
tbe week. It is now understood that
the young couple even failed to take
their parents into their confidence
just slipped away and seemed the
pieacher. Tha bride and her parents
were formerly residents of this city.
Pev. W. Bishop, the evangelist,
will preach in the Free M. E. Church
Sunf.ay, August 16, at 11 a in. and
7:30 p. m. luvitatioii to all.
THOROUGHBRED Billy goat for sale,
price reasonable. Inquire of W. W.
Wilson, Hugo, Oregon. 7-10-tf
WAaiM) '.'0 ringing sliugers, 10
tinkers for Ion.' ing camp, $c0 per
intuitu : w lumtier tleis fj per dav ;
two boiiin men. tl fill. Contract
cutting piling, 1'.; c ier
W. H. Wtst & Co.
WANTED Mn to cut wood. In
quire Cacliifld ranch, 1 mile north
of towu. (j-7 2t
WANTEP-200 hop pickers at Cornell
& Flanagan hop yard. Inquire at
Cornell Uroceiy or address Henry
Ruob. Grants Pass, RFD No. 2,
Phone 107H. g-7 8t
FOR SALE Dapple cream colored
horse, white mane and tail, A yr-old
safe for lady to ride. Box 14, KrD
L .8 7 2t
j cipal order of business at this met ting
The two Meade brothers with their ! ,h.e 'l0"1'1111 f tbe construction of
families, of Los Angeles, formerly t f ! ' bril,K' across Rogue River to re
Indiana, pawed through here yeoterdav tlu' I,wi'n' structure. A repre-
FOR 8ALK-Modern hotel in good,
incorporated California town; on
oorner near depot, 27 rooms, bar in
connection with large stock of
liquors, cigara. and 'pool table;
o en night and day. License t200
per year. Kelson for selling, have
been admitted to the bar and wish
to enter practice of law. Will tba
:500 for furitnre and fixtures and
stock. Address H. E. M., Couri. r
otlice, Uranta Pass. 8 7 tf
Two Nights, Commencing
The Pyle Cameragraph Co,
FEATURING A GREAT
IN SAN FRANCISCO '
Several other Funny Pictures
Prices for this attraction 15c and 25c
Half Price Millinery Sale
All Trimmed and Street Hats now in stock
will be sold at just 12 price during August.
Don't Miss This Opportunity
of securing one of the elegaet hats which
are on display
MRS. E. E. VAUCHTAL,
S. V. MOODY
Cor. H & 3d sts. Phone 434
Load Blocks $3.00
1 TierMatuanita. $2 50
1 Tier Oak $2 75
1 Tier Fir $2.50
1 Tier Pine $2.25
1 Tier Oak $2 50
1 Tier Fir $2.25
1 Tier Tine $2.00
1 Load Sawdust $1 Oo
1 Load Kindling $1.00
WOOD FOR SLAB-Good. dry, lum-m-r
wood at .$1.50 per tier, de-
liyeroJ in lots of two tier or more,
Call phone 1176. Farmers' line.
Herman & Flynn, 7-10 4t
FOUR-HORSK freiaht wakon with
iraiiHr attacnmoot. Almost new
ana at a special barftain. O. Har
baagh, er Chas. Baeye, Jacksonville.
' 710 4t
THOROUGHBRED Poland! CMna
Boar for sale. For particulars in
quire of A.M. Jes, R. F. D. No. a.
flANO Pupils wanted 20 years ex
perience in teaching. Adnrcss Mr
K. K. Fotr J, N 6th St., nut to
F. Ccrori. 717 tf,.
WANTED To rent, a rauch; will
pay canh or sharen. ; Might bay if a
barnain. Address W. T. Hoover,
Gen. Del.. Grauts Pas, tire. 7-17 8
1T waaon, en route to Cn scent t'itv.
where they "will spend a week or
wore after which .ttier will return to
Los AuKilea. Thevjhav two splendid
wagons fitted up eMwiallv for the
lie ri-Hd 15
travel. k1 n miles. Ki'im'ii witks
will le iiHiuiiid in uli cli to title tie
r n r rn i . .
Window ilas at Hair-Riddle's.
- vV;;.ViV.ClV f5 ' 'k wmpiiiK when"
I s'-.a" f. , Kr"i"dH were found. lh
sentativs of oue of ihe hridire hnil.i.
ing firmn of Portland came down
this morning to meet the board on
inis iueftiou while G. A. Collins of ONE-JEKSEY
tno new eUviric road will Hlo lie
present an one eiecially interested in
the disposition of this bridge proposi.
WOOD Dry pine, fir and oak'for sale
in any qnautity. Addre hot 14, R
r. D., Grants Pas, Crejron. 7-81 St
FOR SALE The fine resident
propfrty of H. A. ROTERMUND,
two blocks from Masonio Hail. En
quire at Paddock's Marble Worka
ONE SPAN itood woik horses, one
driving or saddle horse for gale
casn or on terms. Wilson Mercan
tile.Co.,.Leland 4 24 tf
7-ROOM plastered boose on Iowa
street, two acres of ground, for sale
at flflOO. Inquire on premises,
opposite KiiigweU's green honge.
E. T. lompson, fi-2a if
FOR SALE Good sugar pine sliake.
Enquire Kenney 's Grocery, 6-8 tf
Perfect V ire f, i
Bull. IA months nlri.
sale chean. Havilen ri.uu.
Phone Sh;, Wil lerville. ' 7-21 tf.
DON'T BUT Y'our wood until yon
have henrd from Edwards on Jones
Cr-ek. Addre" H. L. Edwards. P.
O. LYx No. 82 Rud 1 will call and
L(.ibl A package of Art brushes be
tween Second and Fourth oo A
street. Finder please return to 662
N Second Street. 7.24 at
Grants Pass, Oregon
Some of the Service that a Bank
Renders the Public
The safest and simplest
way of keeping your
money is by depositing
it in a Reliable bank.
This Bank receives De
posits subject to Check,
or on demand Certificates
of depowit or on time
Certificates of Deposits. 1
On time deposits we pay
4 PER CENT INTEREST
The best and cheapest
way to transfer money
is by ltank Draft. Wt
sell Drafts payable in all
parts of the country.
One of tbe most impor
tant functions of tbe
hnnk. We endeavor to
supply all reasonable
needs of our customers.
Capital and Buxplua $75,000
L. B. Hall, President ,
J. C. Campbell, Vice-Pres.
H. L. G11.KKT, Cashier
R. K. HAiKirr, Asst. Cashier
F. A. PIERCE Registered Augoru,
Flock beaded by one of the famous
bucks of the ''King Arthur" a!
other bucks of different strains of
breeding. Does of the noted strains.
Bocks for sale. Merlin, Ore. 8-27 tf
FRANK BURNETT Upholstering,
mission furniture made to order.
There broke into niv field July "'
oue 3 year old roan mo ley cow, wiU
aoon be fresh. Owner can have awn
by Proving DrorjerlT and paying"
charges. W. F. Hogue,Box 273, Grant
rass. Oregon. Ill'1
WIT L rent von a good froi, seven
miles of city. Beet terms given.
write Box 23. cr ee me. residence
corner Oak and Park struts. J. M
A CULL 8,
On account of the absence ttoa
Grants Pass of the President and a
majority of the Directors, tbe regular
July monthly meeting of the Board of
Directors of Oilman Bed Rock Mio- (
ing Compaov has been postponed until
August 12th, 1908.
(Signed) R. F. WEXDOVER.
7-' 2t Secretary-