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n.vrrc uice riBRCON OCTOBER 23
ROQUB RIVER CUUK1E,k, oft "- ,
Fancy Comb Honey,
Other Seasonable Fruits
17 G Street Near Paluce Hotel
HOW OUR SCHOOLS
The report of attendance of the
Gnuihs Psa schools for theiuuutlM f
Hnjiteuilter 1HOB as oouiparea wuu iuc
same month inJIOOl waa elitihlty mixed
inm nnrtlnn of the last weeks' edition
of thin taper, the yeais havingl""
tnuispoiiwd. To oorrwtfffie"limt;ter lite
satire roport is givnn again :
Ho. 'days in attend. . .14, WM 1,67
Nw. days' abteuoe.... 278 2l2i
ITa7d ays absence nuex
Ko. cases tardiness ... 4 19
Ho. boys enrolled for
month 875 81
Hariris enrolled for
month 409 400
Total number enrolled
for month 784 . 71
Average daily attend 728 688
Furoeiitage" of attend
ance 88. 1 98
De Witt's Little Early Risers,
mnant HttleJpillt that are easy to
e. Soldby Model Drug Btore.
TOlirer Chilled and
Cramer Bros., agents.
This is a common form of muscular rlieu
asatim. No internal treatment is needed.
Apply Cliamberlain't Liniment freely three
liimaaday andaquick cure it certain. Thin
liniment has proven eerially vahinhle for
mim-iilarand chronic rlipuuialiam. rxild by
Kvory Nipht This Week
Except Sunday at the
-THE FAMILY THEATRE"
Eaet Front Street
Doors Open at 7tl5
Change of Pictures
Three times each Week
OplIK time has arrived when plants, bulbs, etc.
should be taken frtn the garden and put in pots
for tho winter, and to provide for this, the L. R Hall
Art store has brought on a large stock of the J. B.
Owens ware matt green jardinieres. This ware i tho
finest that can bo had and will add great beauty to
tho appearance of the home. Call and see them at
Water Is still the main quest on on
der discission at Medford and though
there seems to be plentj of it In the
numerous streams, lakef, springs etc.,
aroond the town and even descending
from the bearens on the heads of
Medfordites still it Is bothering them
a good deal to get enough to drink.
There ara various proposition offered,
of which the Tribune lias to nay :
The cot of the water propositions
before the ptople Is as lollows:
Rogue river, pil e and puniping plant
(per coinrantor's bid) tlOT.SOO: Fish
Lake ditch, pipeline, ?I64,1H); rig
Butte Springs, Hume and pipe 1262,-
410(fluin) 1110,000, pipeline. reservo r,
etc, per coutract'T's bid 152,410).
If a pumping plant U chosen it will
be the Kay proportion and mean a
avingiu initial expenditure of froin
150,000 to tflo.OOO.
If a gravlf ysteui, the cholre is
between Fish lake ditch water, 245
ini'hxs in quantity delivered to the city
for 1154,100, or 300 inches of Big Botte
Spri..gs water for t2t'.2,410, both witli
in the amount of money availabl'.
Iu caso tlie lalt r preposition is ao
oepted. it means the establishment of
t lurwe mill with a payroll if 1160,000
a year opwards
The Fireside Garland Heater is the
best in towu. Cmukt Bros, agents.
NEWMAN M. E. CHUHCH.
Preaching morning and eveulng by
the pastor. At the morning service
Mr. A. H. Reitz, formerly of Topeka,
Kansas, will sing a solo. In the even
ing the choir under the direction of
Prof. McMurray, will sing one of the
beautiful new anthems. Sunday nhcool
at 10, H. L. (Jilkey, superintendent.
Junior League at 8 Mrs. Kindley,
superintendent. Epworth League at
6:80. D H. Stovall, 'president.
Everybody invited t these services.
ALEXANDER R. MACLEAN,
Food Choppers, Bread Makers and
Cake Makers at Cramer Bros.
ORLGON NEEDS FIRE LAW
Continked from first page
tell tbe beauties of the old Indian
system of burning every year and wind
up by saying the 'Indians bad no bad
fires.' It would be a shame to try to
wreck such fait I) in a traditioual avs
teu: that revolted 'bad fires'; but
what made the bare bills and eroded
slopes that murk such a vast propor
tion of what was once Southern Ore
gon's vast fnrest Pohb bly this was
before Chief blue Horse or Hod Dog
got his tire syttem in working order.
Nearly every bare hill aud slope in
Josephine County was once covered
with forest timber. Tbe miles of
brush, brush, brash, on the bornH1
ridges on the wett slope of Coast
Mountains are result of this wonderful
tire system. The repeated fires burned
the seedlings aud finally the scattered
seed trees which Hih .Siwsli Forenter
was prott'uting and nothing but brush
" llie existence of thickets where it
was once open l.unl in Iudiaa d its are
frequeut; but it is the changed cond
tious Unit are the case. Tho uld tetller
TfrtlNfi A? AID
are but outward signs ol the evil
done la secret by myriads ol dan.
Jrutl (ertns sapping the life blood
ol the hair. Micro kills the para
site, soothes the Itchiag scalp,
gives lustre to tbe hair and stops
It falling out. A single application
fives reliel aad proves Its woith.
Save your hair before too late.
Micro prevents baldness. It is a
delightful dressing tor the hair,
free from grease and sticky oils.
Ask your dniQist for tree booklet
HOYT CHEMICAL CO.
m Ih.l In 'than irnod old
Will MMI JUU " i t -A
days of open woods the grass and f-ert
was good now me mmitw-
fj.ka its dace. In the good old Indiao
davs the soil was onbmken and the
seed falling seldom reacnea vn
and conld not germinate now the
white man and the white man bioc.
has broken the soil made bare the
ground and with the assistant of the
Indians burning the soil has looseoed
to that every feed that falls goes Into
the ground. This 's what causes the
tki.i,.i. A runeated burning (if oi-
ilized law and common sene din not
interfere with It) wonld only looeen
the soil more, and increase the very
thickets which tbe system is supposed
to prevent; and finally seed trees
ni ho oTtorminnrL and make way
for the impenetrable brush slopes that
have reunited ironi ne name irri
mBiit. "I am not objecting to any
man believing in th supposed success-
.1. i.t tVtu Inrimnfl. hot it is
llll iiirun'w '
sad to think of Burnable men preaching
. ;i Innmlnn tl.A O.l.
a return iu it, auu inuw
dence of the irreparthle damage done
to the 'nee wood-u hillt, that if no
in their orig'cal nnuurnen couuinou
1 i l,a o,,irtli mi Minns to the iriira-
and miner as a lOUrCB Of
water supply, not cmnting the gold
ttat would be represented in tbe tim
We ronst have a nre law, mi mnre
tha all most have modern ideas in
stilled nto the minds or tbe yonug.
Teach in the schools the results of ex-
aftuianiR unit nhaervftt.ion.
lwriujuMti c j " i -
I ...... Amn nnlinrrV. ATlr1 TT T H P t If1 ft 1
III UU1 u n u i. 1 ' n u .' i -
wot kin its of various forest systems iu
.,.. ... r.t tha Old World. Then
i. ...iru littla riiflFnrenne what: tales
Ik lUOi"n .... - .- - - -
are told of wouders done by the Indian
i in ...... t v. i
rnrstir. touniinu win hhii
i.ri, thev do. and ther will be treated
only as tradition."
Iconoclasts va- Refoim.
Neither the individual nor the or
sauization that is ptirelv iconoclastic
hHS a riirht to the
title of "Be
is not merely
is building anew.
Tbe empty boose
rill not long remain
empty, and a recognition of this fact
Is the oasis 01 every irae leiurui uiuvu
This morning I received a cireolar
letter from tbe Prohibition committee
containing cards which were to be
signed and returned. Tney read in
part, "I am opposed to tbe stloon,
consequently a prohibition voter and
desire to have iny name enrolled,"
etc. This Is, from my point of view,
a decided non stqnitur inasmuch as
that party op to date has made no
move to provide the substitute for
that which it would destroy. A man
may be opposed to the saloon w tbout
voting with the prohibition nor any
other party. A wave of reform is
sw eping over the land, having for its
object the destruction of one of tbe
most appalling evils that ever cursed
the earth. The progres' of that wave
lias been such as to surprise both
friend and foe. Whether it will be
permanent or not will depend opoo
whether tbe constructive force shall
go hand in band with the destructive.
It is nsele-s fur as to deny that the
saloon supplies, in some measure, a
want of man's nature.. He is a social,
a gregarious animal, aud all reform i
movement must recognize that fact.
And it is just as necessary that
we rcosnize the diversity of tastes
in human nature. An afternoon tea
party may be to the taste of Beatrice
or Alueruon Augustus, but it will not
appeal to Jack, nor will it lore from
the saloon the m'oer fresh from the
mini s nor the cow puueher trout the
rauge. When Jack came home from a
tea party he was asked 'Jack, how did
you feel among those swells at the
tea party;" "Feel?" said Jack.
"Why I felt like a rerni whale trying
to do crochet work, thats how I
felt." And he would not go again,
no matter how kmd the host and
hostess might he.
The saloou has been voted onl of
Grants Pass, but the "blind pig" is
with us, aud if we can believe nose
and eves mil eirs it is doing a pay
ing business. Aud we are asked what
we. an guiug to do about it We
wonld not 'list a doubt upon the in
tegrity of tho courts, though there
ha been palpable pervirsiou of jus
tice in tiiu-s pas', nor would we
look to the cmvts for h remedy for the
exiHting evil further than the enforce
ment of the law. Upon the Christian,
the law abiding people of (.'.rants Pass,
rests the respoiilnlity for the ex
istence uf the "blind pig."
A recent estimate pHcet the
national drink bill at $2,3:5 070.857.
To this must he added fully ll.'-'OO.OnO,-000
indirect cost such as loss of life,
wasted grain, misdirected labor,
crime, pauperism, insanity, idiocy,
ect. Against this the recorded gilts
tor charity, edncatiou, religion .tud
other philantropio purposes amounted
lU'-MMK!, 130 cr about one fifteenth of
the direct iMst of the liquor trallio.
Grants Pa-s with its numerous
aloous has borne Its share of this
enormous loss, aud the loss to homes
aud society has been felt even mere
keenly. It would seem a if tie hope
if returning our proportion of this
enormous sum to the legitimate
channels uf activity would stimulate
us to do our work thoroughly, but so
(ar as we know no steps have been
takeu to supply that demaud for hu
man nature that the saloon supplies
to lUiiu's hart.
We do uot want tea parties, nor do
we want some stctfy reading room
where the mail not educated up tn an
1 enthusiastic appreciation of Milton,
Shakespeare, Kuskin or Browning
rau go and pore over a lot of'second
hand magaziuea. We do want a place
' where a man can not onlv fiud good
hooks aud magaziues, fresh aud
clean, but we want a place where he
'can have healthful games, a hath,
gymnasium, a place w lie re lie can
; meet bis fellow man aud talk above a
! whisper if he wants to, a place
where be can get reireshmeuta that
i will not hurt in a word be wants a
I place that will appeal in a h'gher
sense to that in bis nature that draw
him to the saloon.
The writer never took a drink of
liquoi as a beverage, never played a
game of cards nor smoked a pipe,
O'gsr or cigarette, yet he has spent
msny an evening io the saloons just
A Timely Tip
For all Men who wish to Dress in the
proper Style at Little Cost
1st, You will save yourself time and worry in the selec
ion of your fall clothes by coming to this store.
1 T T
2d. Here vou
season's wear, in an
3d, If you want
finish, in strictly all -
4th. If vou want garments that fit
manently retain their smart appearance,
you satisiy you in
New Fall and Winter Suits f
made for us and
$18, $20, $22.50 and $25. Come and
then know why
because he was a social animal and
had nowhere else ti go.
The saloon must hive bovs, and it
will get them if we do not put it out
of business by getting the bovs hist.
It will catch tbe D y tro.u me
HTU T.,,. 7ran
Twenty-seven inches to first
carbon coiled t-'prinvr. bteel. Stands a strain
tt ' - I -
Anexperienced man and tools are
ncjwiu erect ience over
Gaddis & Dixon, "The Page
Distributors Southern Oregon and
J 1 f.l'
can see every new siyic ucsigneu ior tm
immense variety or
every way wiui our
you by Hart Schaffner & Marx, at $15
our clothing is so very popular wit!
S. Calhoun Co.
"Outfitters to Boy and
country, the miner, the sailor if we
do not give thtni that which will
8tisfv thoiii better.
As a business proposition Grants
Fa-s could put up Hud in running
timer the fiuest building iu the place,
the time to
RABBIT PROOF FENCE
W n nave
wide spacv. The same quality of all Page Fence. Hi."
. - fW f .Jt i
is guaranteed to be exactly as represented
furnished to assist in the erection
any ground witnout cutting or
tailored and faultle
accurately and will per
then we can pleasf1
see them, you
fitting it for all purposes of r-creil;
thus making tbe "blind pin"
Until we are readv to do thii Id
simply call onrRelves ''iconoclisii'
not reformers. R.
a special Kabbit Proof Pence, m-
especially for this locality
of over 18,000 pounds.
of all Page Fence, without extra coh
lapping, bagging or sagging.
J. D. FRANKLIN, Agent
Cnr f,rh onrl I Streets
Grants Pats, 0rf