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GRANTS PASS, JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1 90S.
Expert Goes Over Valley
ANOTHER PUBLIC MEETING
Water Adda Three Cuttings
Alfalfa and Many Times
Weight Each Year.
The prospects for securing irrigation
at an early date are much brighter
at this writing than they bate been
at any time since the subject was taken
op. Irrigation Expert A. P. Stover
of the Agricultural department at
Washington arrived on Monday and
was at once taken over the Loose
Creek Divide down to Merlin, then to
the coanty ferry and from that point
ap the river through the orchard dis
trict, finally late in the afternoon.
reaching Grants Pass. A hasty trip
was made that same evening over
Morris divide and to various points
along the hills east of th city. The
xouowing morning be was taken to
the Applegate and given a view of the
irrigated farms of that valley and
finally be was conveyed to the Carson
vineyard where he spent an hoar or
more among the grapes. On the re
turn trip he passed throogb the
Frtiitdale lection and back into the
city. In the afternoon he was escorted
to the Anient dam, where he wit
nessed the pumping power of tlisi
plant. On this trip be was sooom
panled by the entire committee aud
' quite a number of other peraons.
At the dam there was a meeting held
in the office of the Golden Drilt
Company and after an informal talk
by a number of our citizens, Mr.
Stover was asked to address the meet
ing, whloh request was complied Willi.
He stated that he was highly pleased
wiih this part of the Rogue River
Valley and with toe people he had
met. He thought that with irrigation
this entire sectiou won Id excel io
both fruit and agriculture, aod it was
nis opinion that oor reople were
thoroughly alive to the importance ot
plai'inn ihe Rogue River water on the
land. He talked at some length,
dually tlosiug with the remark that
it took three things to make an irri
gated couutry first was the land, next
win the water and last but not leant
was the men with the money to
unite the two former elements. From
the dam the paitr returned to town
well pleased with the atttiruoou'a ex
perience. It should b mentiomd 'bu O. G.
Prehley placed hit Maxwell and him
self at ti e service of ti.e chairman of
the irrigation committee ear y ou
Mouday morning and it was iu ihia
auto that Mr. stover made the var
ious trips thtoughuut the cnunt'y.
Tbe uiacli-n" maid good time aud the
party weie loud in their piaises
the running qualities of tbe auto aud
its maniptilatio by Mr. Presley.
On the fi re'ioo'i of Weduefday, Mr.
Stov r met the Irrigation committee
5 YOU BEE j
call an J Examine ihem at
IR. H. O'NOQJL
ana discussed with them the f-ssibil-
17 oi irrigating tbe valley aod the
hillsides on both sides of the river,
-uany questions were asked by the
committee aod Mr. Stover kindly an
werea me most of them In th.
.afternoon there was a public meeting
m die rooms cf the Commercial club.
J At the afternoon meeting the com
;mittee annoonoed that they had ap
po'ntea a sub-committee composed of
n- UiUey, O S. Blanchird aod
E. E BJanchard, whose duty it is to
take the necessary sters to incorporate
mo irrigation conirany. Ths corn
uimee is now at work preparing the
necessary papers. Mr. Stover was
again called upon to make a talk and
he did so by first telling what had
Deen done in the Willamette valley
ana other places in Oregon by plao
ing war on the land. In the Wll.
lamette Valley he stated that where
the faimer withcut irrigation is get
ting one light cutting of alfalfa each
year aud those who irrigate get four.
each time a bumper crop. These
results he stated were 'gradually com
pelling all sections, which have here
tofore Insisted that irrigation is un
necessary, to believe that it is at least
greatly advantageous. His entire talk
was exceedingly Interesting aod filled
with solid facts.
A, H. Carson alto made a short talk
on the advantages of Irrigation, stat
ing that if his vineyard was located
where it oonld come under the pro
posed ditches be would consider that
it would add at least 1100 per aore to
its value. Several other speakers
were called upon, and each and every
one was enthusiastic and insUted
that the water shoold be ready to be
applied to the lands by the beginning
of next season.
There is no question now bit that
tbe people of Grants Pass and tbe
farmers in this section are thoroughly
alive to tbe importance of secoriug Ir
rigation, and from the number of
persons that are taking an interest in
the matter, it is difficult to see how
it can help succeeding.
EXCHANGE BUSY PACKING
AND SHIPPING FRUIT
The Grants Pass Fro it Exchange
continues to be a bopy place and visi
tors at the packing house and ware-
room these days find a corps of women
wrapping the fruit and filling the
boxes, men making boxes and usually
a wagon at the door unloadmg aud
one or two waiting their turn to do
likewise. Manager Scoville is con
stantly on hand supervising the pack
ing and .'shipping so as to he able to
place the goaratee of the exchange on
every shipment that It will be found
fl ret class. Eipert packers are also
being sent out to tbe orchards wlieie
the owners desire to have It done on
the'r own premises. During the past
week one car of apples was shipped to
New York, one to D Moines and one
to Honolulu, tisniann is now haul-
'rg two cars from his orchard aud
the Exchange may thip them next
w eli. Eexides the applea, pears,
peache. grapes aud other frolts are
The Courier is in the field for news
nnd warns a good live corrtifpondeut
iu evety coma unity. To thrsi plans
not representee; Dy correspondents,
this is au in'Hati'in for some one to
snd in the news. Let the people
kuow wat is going on in the rural
Exclusive Agent (or
Tht Globe. Wrrnicke Co.
Buy your case hs your
books increase in Dumber
every time one section is
filled, order another.
Made in Weathered Quartered
Oak and Polished Quartered
GOLDEN EAGLE GOttTEST
Ten Golden Eagles Will Be Dis
tributed to Josephine
Boys and Girls.
The Rogue River Courier is in
augurating one of the greatest contests
ever attempted in this vicinity. We
are going to give away abtolotely
free, 10 Golden Eagles, $100, to the
boys and girls of Josephine county.
We want to find oat who the most
popular boy or girl in this county la.
All we ask von to do ia to clip oat the
coupon and vote for your young lady
or gentleman friend or yourself.
The contest is free and tpen to
anyone nnder 30 years of age. There
are no strings and any young man or
woman may enter this great popu
larity race by dipping the coupon and
tending or mailing it to the Courier
Tbe candidate who reoeivea (he
highest vote will be preseuted abso
lutely free with Six Golden Eagles.
Tbe candidate teceiving the next
highest no ruber of votes will receive
Two Golden Eagles. Other cash
prizes to the amount of $20 will be
offered, dorlog the contest, which
closes Tuesday, December 22. Now
young people, if you have any as for
IttO lo a lamp sam, this is yosr op
portunity to s-'cuis it. The question
U, who is the most popular boy or
girl in this county?
We want candidates from every
where in the county and will give
100 points free to every person nomi
nated by October 23. Remember it
costs nothing to enter. The contest is
the simplest of simple things. Ve
are going to give this money away
and all we ak is for you to take ad
vantage of our generosity. :(
We want to hear from oandidatae'in
all psrta of the city, on all the rural
routes and on the Star routes, in all
parts of the ooauty. We want all the
differ nt granges to nominate a popu
lar young lady or young n an under
20 In tbelr territory. We want every
one to clip out the coupon and vote
for some deserving person.
Each Issue of tbe Courier will con
tain one coupon good for five points.
Thii Coupon It Void if
PAYS TO MAKE FRUIT
EXHIBITS AT FAIRS ,
G. A. Hamilton received the war- 1 be quart rly election of officers of
runts Werinedny for the p-eiuiuma the Couiiuercial Club ws held Toea
taken by him on tbe apples which j riav evening and the number of our
be exhibited at th Medfo d Fair. , citizen who were in attendance shows
The cash premiums on the seveu t'ie intercut takeu in the good work
flint prizes were $1.4S each uiak ng of the club iu the un-buiMing cf tbe
$34. Sfl ; one second prize, each pr--1 commuuity. The following are the
miuui $'J. Si, and one third pr 7.e cash new officer : president, 11. C Kin
premium fl.lH. and on the thiul piizej ney, treasurer, J. P. Jester; Vice-
for apple display tbe ch r iu itim 1
was $o.80, making a grand lottl of
$33.64 In earn prenitonis. Consider
ing the fact that the apples w re sold,
or at leant those which were nut de
stroyed, and the cafh f reuiit-nis. It
ttwml to pay pretty well to exhibit at
fairs, and it certainly doea ti e fruit
industry an immense amount if good.
County Court was in session several
day last week, the
transacted being the granting of a I
franchise to tbe Rogue River and
Southern Oregon ' Railway Company
to use tbe coanty road to Illinois
Valley and to use the bridge over
Rogoe River in Grant Pass daring
tbe coostruotno of th road. Tbe
franchise become void If ornat ruction
I work 1 not began within 13 months.
Pittsburgh Perfect IWing I th
1 boat Cramer Brat, Aceot.
Each new subscriber paying one year
io advance will be entitled to 600
points and each renewal where $1.60
paid will call for 300 points.
Rules of Golden Eagle Contest.
1. The Golden Eagle Contest shall
close Tuesday, December S3, at 10:80
o'olock p. m. and no coupons will
be received after thai hoor, except
those sent by mail, which most show
evidence by postmark that they were
mailed before that hoar.
8. Contestant shall be young men
and women nnder 30 years of age.
The contestant receiving the highest
number of points will receive $00 in
Golden Eagles. The one receiving
the next highest number of point
will receive $30 in Golden Eagles.
Awards will be made a toon as possi
ble after the content closes.
8. A coo poo good for five points
will be printed in each issue of the
Courier during the coolest. These
shall be clipped out and cast at
this offloe pinned together in bunches.
4. Coupon will be lnued from
this office a follow : . Three hundred
point for each fl. SO received on sub
scription, or two points for each one
cent received ou subscription. A
special 600 point Yellow Certificate
will be issued fur each new subscrip
tion accompanied by $1.50 in cash.
6. Cast all coupons at the ballot
box at this office before the date there
on expires. Yellow Certificates must
not be cast until the contest is four
6. All candidates give receipts for
money paid them.
Get into the contest aud then get
your friends, neighbor and acquaint
ances working for yoa. You will
need U the asaiiitaiioe yoa ran get.
But, boys and girls, don't enter uu
leas you intend to atlck.
There is room for huKtlera aud those
who iuteud to work.
We will mail coupons f r all sub
scriptions received since October 1,
Not Voted by November
ELECTS NEW OFFICERS
president in order named, M.J. Au-
urraoD, n. i. vjwe, it. a. rarser, u.
P. 'ruier, Arthur Uouklin, A. II.
Gunuell and J. G. Kiggs. The above
otfii ers ala'i forui the eiecntive coin
mit'eee. The club and the commu
nity are to be congratulated on the
el ctiou made as they aie all wide
awake business men and will have
the interest of Grants Pssa aud Jose-
rtlilnM fmnntv tlwtia a I. ..... Tl...
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inatires a busy fall season for the club
as be can slways be depended upon to
make time to look after tbe com
Agent Montgomery brought op th
matter of placing the name Grant
Pas on th arches over the streets and
the committee having th matter in
hand annouooed that th Lame would
! soon appear.
I A tLotion was mad
that a iwola
tlon be prepared and presented at the
next meeting of farmer, asking that
the oonuty court make an appropria
tion to assist io carrying on the ad
vertising now being dons by the Com
mercial club, the court having ex
pressed their desre to hear the wlahes
of the rural tax payers.
The rrcretary' report, which was
read, brought forth the fact that the
number of Inquiries on the part of
bomeaeekers is iucreasing daily, the
mail for the last four day containing
348 letters asking for information, the
greater number being from eastern
poluta bnt some being from such kdis
taut places as West Anstralia, Hono
lulu, Pauama, Maui la, Porto Rico and
The retiriug president, Geo 8. Cal
houn and his able assistants have a
good record behind tbein and the re
sult of the work of the commercial
club duriug their tenure of offloe are
HOW OUR SCHOOLS
Tbe Grant Pass publio ohool are
In excellent shape at this time aod
show gain in every way over last
year. The following report of at
tendance for the niontb of September
1D08 as oom pared with the save uooth
in September tells the story :
No. day in attend... 14, 6rt8 18,667
No. day' absenoe.,.. 878
No. days absenoe uuax-
No. casH tardiness ... 4
No. boy enrolled for
No. girl enrolled for
Total number enrolled
for month 784
Average daily attend 728
Percentage of attend
ance i 88. 1
OREGON'S BIG RED
APPLES IN THE LEAD
Stale Board of Horticulture Meet
in Portland and Report
. . Are Gratifying.
The eml-anutial meeting of the
tate board of Horticulture was held
iu Portland this week and was an lui
portsnt affair to the fruitgrowing
industry. President W. K. Newell of
the association in bis report predicted
the early extermination of the ood-
lin moth, as under modern methods of
spraying aud cariug for the trees this
pest is fat disappearing. The vsr
lous cnmmlaaloners read reports
wli ch contained a vaat fund !of In
formation as to present conditions
and predictions for the future. On
ooniuilasloner said that ln few year
the fruit markets of the Orient will
have been developed to .such a degree
that it will exhaust the fruit industry
of the eutlre Pacific Northwest to
satisfy the demand. It was howu by
the lepcrts that acre for acre Oregon
will produce more net revenue in
apple, peacnes, pears aud grape
than any other class of farming, by
the use of proper skill and modern
methods. Caiuuiisalouer . Carson's
report showed that Oresoo apples are
eliminating competition of Eastern
prod oc 'a, where two and one half
bushel barrels or this fruit bring
lower prices than single boxes of the
It was brought cut at the meeting
thai the 1U08 fruit crop would about
hold its own with the record breaking
yield of 11W7, when the total value of
the product In all lines was $1,375,000,
as e-tluiated by President Newell. A
number of conditions have contributed
to holding the money value of the oat
put down, and at the same time it
may pi-ar whru the crop are all
harveated that lat year's figure mv
lie largely exceeded.
The value of Oregon froit for com
mercial lsh has increased from, $1,
400,000 In MOO to over $4,000,000 in
1907. Reports of other oommlsBioners
covered the work In the five districts
in to which the state is divided. The
member of the board are: W. K.
Newell, Dllley; A. H. Carsoo, Grant
Pans: Judd Geer, Cove: R. II. Weber.
Dallas; J. II. Reld. Milwaukee, and
C. A. Park, of Kalem.
Eclus Pollock aod wife returned
from camp thla week, Mr. Pollock
having finished hi work of timber
orolalog for tbe county.
Davis Convicted of Sell
ing Liquor and Fined.
MILES CARTER SKIPPED
Docket Wive Clearest of Many
Old Ce.se of Long
The fall term of the Circuit oourt
for this district adjourned Wednesday
forenoon, and Judge H. K. Hauna
left on the morning train for his home
at Jacksonville. The last btiilnes
cf the session was the denying the
motion of R. A. Davl for a new trial
and sentencing him to pay a fine of
$S0. Davl was given a jury trial
last Friday aod found guilty of sel
ling liquor io a prohibition town.
Since our last iaaae th following
baslnea was disposed of by the court.
B. A. Williamson, plead guilty lo
the charge of assault aod wa fined
The Rogoe River Water Company
wa granted default against the city
of Grants Pas, and the city wa en
joined from enforcing tbe ordinance
paised go vera lug the charge lor
In the case of Mary Cornelia Drown
who had made application to register
title to land nnder the Torreo law,
the oourt decided that the applicant
was the rightful owner of the land
lo dlsp ate end that the title ihoold
be io registered. The land In question
Is known a th Going property and
wa sold nnder contract last spring to
Mrs, A. W. Jordan, who 1 now In
A mandate from the Appellate court
confirming the ;deolsioo of tbe drool!
court wa ordered entered la tb esse
ot Samael Aldetson vs. E. G. Lee,
et al and in the case of Alex Watt
and Minerva Topping vs. E. M.
Speooer, et al, a like order was made.
Elisabeth A. Rlgby was granted a
divorce agilust Mllo E. Rlgby.
The Indictment agaioat A. J. Mo
Kinney, charged with telling liquor
was dismissed, the prosecution hav
ing uo evidence exoept that of the
detective, and the prosecuting attorney
did not feel that this was sufficient to
warrant a trial.
J. D. Wood was granted a divorce
from Jennie A. Wood.
Ella Walker wa granted a dlvoroe
from J. J. Walker.
E. T. McKintry v. II. H . Trip
left, jury trial, verdict for MohTlnstry,
$70 sud costs.
Default entered in case of E. E.
Morgau et al vs K. 8. Crump.
A number cf cases which have been
ou tbe docket for some time pakt, were
diimiaaed on motioo of the prosecut
ing attorney. Tbey ar i State vs.
Coburn and Hawkins, State vs. Roy
Ellis, Slate v. Win. G. Evans, State
vs Rule and Alfred, Bute vs. Alfred
Schmitt and State vs. D. B. Wiukle.
Mile Carter, who wa Indiutedfor
selling liquor was not tried, a tbe
authorities ' have not been able-to
locate him since the Indictment wa
Rebecca Attend Convention
Eighteen of tbe ladle of Etna Rebe-
kah Lodge No. 4U of this city attended
the Third Annual Convention of the
Rebeccas, held at Glimdale Thursday.
Tbe session was a very interesting
aud enjoyable on. Th nswly elected
officers are : Mrs. Van Gilder of
Gleudale, chairman; and Mrs. J.
Ladd of Uleudale vice-chairman, and
Mr. J. K. Burke of Grants Pas
secretary. Th state president, Mrs.
Harry Smith did not return with the
delegation from Grauta Pass, bat has
liegun a two months tour of the lodge
of the state. R. K. Montgomery aol
Harry Smith coo Id not bear to miss
the banquet which bad been prspaied
by th ladies of Glendale and so went
ap Thursday evening in time for that.
Engineer A. P. Stover who came
here at the request of the Irrigation
oouirnitte wa accompanied ou tbe
trip by blawif. Tbey left Thursday
for Medford and will retoro to Port
land io a few da.