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ROGUE RIVER COURIER, GRANTS PASS. OREGON. NOVEBEMR 13, 1908
The Koguc JMver Courier
I'i!R!.ikiiid Ktkbt Friday Br
A. E. VOORHIES, Proprietor
Entered at the Poet (I IB re at Grant Pass,
Oregon as second-class mail matter.
One Year, in advance, - $10
Bix Months, .76
Three Montiu, ... .40
Single Copies, - - .OS
Furnished on application at the office, or
Obituaries and resolutions of con
dolence will lie charged for at 6c per line;
card of thank 50c.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1908.
AN IMPORTANT SUGGESTION
The importance of standing by
the Commercial Club should be ap
parent to every business man in
Grants Fass and every property
owner In Josephine County. The
Commercial Club Is doing good
work but it lacks the funds to do
many things that should be done
to bring capital to this city and
county. The business and profes
sional men of this city should unite
with the farmers of the surround
ing country and provide a con
siderable sum for the t:so of tno
club In order that ihe world may
know more of our iiiutchles soil
equable climate and the great op
portunities offered those who are
evi'iy day looking for 'ionics in the
The good peoplo of tho city of
Eugcno buuiii to understand these
things. I-ast year tliey raised
$10,000 as an advertising fund
and this year they have Just com
pleted the raising of a snug sum
of 115.000 for the same pui-poK.
It Is needless to say that Eugene
Is one of the most progressive
towns In Oregon and Grants Pass
would be In the same class if our
Commerical Club was properly sub
piled with funds wherewith to place
before the world our many advan
tages as a fruit growing and farm
ing country. If Eugene finds It
good policy t o advertise on a large
scale Grants Pass can safely follow
suit, Think this matter over,
reader, and propose a plan for rais
ing necessary funds.
IMPROVEMENTS AT ALMEDA,.
The announcement is made that the
Alnisda Mines Compauy will pot in a
large dan at or near Aluieds that wiU
generate power for their own and
other mines In that section. The com
pany will also build an electrlo road
from Almeda to some point on the
Southern Paoiflo. The road is a ne
cessity in mining on a iaigo scale.
These improvements will give the
Galioe Mining district a big boom as
quite a number of properties will be
worked extensively as soon as power
can be secured.
The Rogue River when harnessed
vill supply all the power needed at
the mines aroaud Galioe, no matter
how extensive the demand. These
modern methods will be a great help
to the many who are mining in that
locality. Grauts Pass should take a
lively iuterest In I be development of
that distriot and see to it that the
proposed elm-trio road is built to this
point This matter is referred to
the Commercial Club for immediate
Every day the large city dally
papers tell of iucrescd forces pot to
wolk on the railroads ami in the
factories and other employers of big
forces, showing that with the election
over oonf ldeiice has been restored and
that the wheels of progress will for
the next four years at least steadily
revolve forward. The result of the
elect iou assures that there will be no
radical chaage in American policies
and there will be a revival of develop
ment in all liens of industries, which
of necessity calls for a larger amount
of materials of all kluds and this iu
tnrn calls for an increased number of
workers to supply the demands.
A little thing like a presidential
election seems to make a lot of trouble
in the world. People want to know
wlmt Roosevelt Is going to do when
he gets cut of ortlee ; thev want to
know what Hyan is going to do since
he didn't get in to otlleo. They have
settled it that Keru.'who failed to be
for men who toil
Ctpper Riveted Overalls
the kiad thai "WEARS"
come vice-president now wants to be a
United States Senator from Iodiaua,
and they have it that Loeb, who has
been private secretary to President
Roosevelt will either be in the new
Taft cabinet or will torn to newspaper
work, and so on ever worrying a boat
some new thing which after all doesn't
matter a great deal to any of the wor
riers. In the language of the popular
song and slang phrase "what's the
The campaign is over, but the
trials of Abe Reuf, the San Fran
cisco Boodler still goes on. Some
thing over 1400 veniremen were
examined before the Jury was sec
ured, and tho transcript of the ex
amination of the veniremen covers
5000 pages. Reuf's trials are moro
numerous than Bryan's attempt to
Possibly the election of Taft didn't
have anything to do with it, but the
market reports showed a slight ad
vance on nearly all commodities the
day after. The average person is
therefore apt to say that confidence
was restored, thus permitting the in
dustrial world to move onward.
Now that the election is over there
are two burning questions left; one
is who is to succeed Piatt as United
States Senator from Mew York slate,
and the other who is to be the next
senator elected from Oregon.
Prom all accounts "Uncle Joe Can
non" isn't worrying much about who
is to be the next speaker of the House
of Representatives; in fact he seems
to feel pretty sore that he is "it"
OFFICIAL VOTE OF
h a d o x
m - ft tr
Candidates ? 2 " 5
5 " 5 3
North G. P. 225 ill 40 6 T
South U. P 135 112 41
West G. P. 107 74 68 2
Kerby 4 3D 7 11
Althouse 40 69 11 2
Waldo 83 34 14
Wolf Creek 21 23 1(J 3
Leland 20 30 6 1 2
Murphy 33 31 10 1 1
Williams 43 42 8 1
Slate Creek 4li 32 20 1
Helms 38 1 10 2
Merlin AO 61 23 4
Galioe 36 22 20 4
I.noky Qusn 13 10 2
Plao-r 26 23 6
Total UoT 721 296 23 IF
Tail's Plurality 243
Special sale of extra wide, all silk
ribbons this week. 30 cent ribbons go
at 16 cents at Gardener & Co. 11-18 tf
GALE To Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Gale,
at their home near Merlin, Novem
ber 10, 1908, a daughter.
BYBEE At his home in Jacksonville,
Oregon, Wednesdav, t November 11,
1908, William Hybee, aged 78 years
and 6 months, iuneral services Fri
day from late residence, interment
Deceased was a pioneer, having
crossed the plains in 18S4 and was on
of the best known meu in the state.
BAVAuE At the family residence
on ravage ( reek near Ursula Pass,
Saturday, November 7, 1908, James
L. Savage, aged 78 years, 7 months
and 6 days, from injuries reoeived
about two weeks ago.
The funeral was held Sunday from
the Presbyterian church and Interment
was made in the I.'O. O. P. cemetery.
James L. Savage was a pioneer of the
Rogue River Valley, having come
west with an euilgraut train in 1853,
reachiug the head of Rogue River
Valley on November 1st, of that year,
and coming by way of the Salt Lake.
Shortly before starting out cn the
trip across conn try he was married
to Miss Margaret McKenile, who ac
companied blm aud has been at his side
from that time nntil his death. He
was born in New Brunswick, April 1,
1S.'!0. Ib starting west the Willamette
Valley was the objective point, but
wbeu be reached the spot where the
family home is now located, ou Nc
vember rt, 1853, he was satisfied that
there could be no more perfect place
to live and so peruianeut chuiP was
made. A .douutiou claim was taken
aud the time since has beeu speut in
subduing the wilderness. Those
familiar with the beauties of the place
kuow how well his life's work was
The deceased was a man of sterling
character, progressive and a man who
made many friends. He Is survived
by a loving wife aud 11 children, most
of whom have remained close to home.
They axe: Wm. J., Gilbert, James
C, Lincoln, Hattle Irwin (Meadow,
Idaho), Annie Little, Esther Borough,
Lotira Miller, Clara Mot) 111 (Redding,
Cal)., Klla Meade and Etta Robinson.
I'nlversal meat enters at Halr-
j Office rooms in Courier bnilding for
I rent. v luijuireJiiA.K. .Voohies.
BAD FIRE AT MERLIN
Two Persons Burned txnd My
Die Rlch&rds Store and Lodg
ing House Destroyed.
A disastrous fire occurred at Merlin
Thursday evening a few minutes be
fore 10 o'clock, and besides the damage
to property, two lives may be lost as
a cousrinenee. The Richards lodging
house snd store are a total loss, and
Mrs. Richards, wife of the proprietor
is in a precarious condition, having
been badly burued'aboot the bead face
and shoulders and at this writing is
still unconscious. Mr. Richards was
bnined about the head and on the
hands but not so severely. A lodger,
by uatue of McKuhn, in whose room
the blaze started, is also terribly
burned and it is feared will die.
J. Nightwine was in Grants Pass
yesterday, having come in after some
clothes to replace those lost in the fire
and in speaking of (he fire he said
that he was lying down in his room
in the lodging house looking over
some music which he had just pur
chased, and about 9:45 heard some
thing drop, and judging from the
sound, thinks it must have been a
In a few minutes be emailed smoke
am Immediately called to the roomer
n ext to him from whence the smoke
came and in which he had heaid the
candle drop, but the occupant of this
room was asleep as he con Id hear his
deep breathing and occasionally a
snore. Not Being able to awaken
him he tried to break in the door
which "was securely fastened by a
bolt, but this was too heavy. In the
meantime he bad given the alarm of
fire and Mr. Richards and his wife
had both come to the scene. Their
combined efforts awakened the sleeper
who immediately began trying to
beat oat the flames, bat he seemed to
be too much ezoited to unbolt ihe
door. This was finally forced open
and they found McKuhn almost over
come with the smoke and badly
burned. They dragged him out and by
this time the entire boildlng was in
flames. As It was constructed of
pitchy lumber and was very dry it
burned like tinder. . The rescuers
hastily made their way to other parts
of the building to see that everyone
else was out and then tried to save
what they could of their belongings,
but it was too late and in their efforts
both Mr. and Mrs. Richards were
burned, as stated above.
The fire quickly spread and but for
the prempt formation of a bucket
brigade the adjoining buildings would
have been quickly consumed, but
they worked faithfully and kept the
flames confined to the Richards build-
log which was entirely consumed
within an hour. There was no in
surance on either the building or
stock of goods.
A Gipsy social wll be given Friday
evening, Nov. 20, at the Presbyterian
church parlors The celebrated
Italian, Clmbri Macaroni, will he
present with his wonderful perform
ing bear. A peaslng program will
be rendered, including a nlKlit cap
drill by 12 lltle girls. Refresh
ments will be served. Admission
Miss Caroline Allen Rice of
Chicago, Is now a resident of Grunts
Pass and will give lesons in art, in
eluding water colors, oil, China and
tapestry. Miss Rice has studied r
tho Chicago Art institute, and has
worked under teachers who pre
pared themselves In Dresden. Paris
and Italy and is a very Biicsossful
teacher. Those desiring to tuKe
lessonB In any of the branches will
find Miss Rice at 229 West II street.
The kind thst makes the breik.
fsst -real Coffee throuRh and
Ihrough-always the same.
Your frocer will grind It
better if ground at home not
Window plats at Hair-Riddle's.
WANTED Laud cleared and plowed
by contract. Also to purchase two
good work mares. Enquire at
Best-Koliei Real Estate Co. 11-13 It
KOR SALE Senator Dunlau Straw
berry plants, f) per tboutaud, 75
cents per hundred. J. U. Calhoon.
FOR RENT or sale 5-room cottage,
good shed and small barn. Inquire
of Mrs. N. P. Dodge. 11-13 tf
FOR RENT 15 or 20 acres ot liver
bottom land. Inquire at place, four
miles down the river road or address
A. H. Broneon. RFD No. 3. 1113 if
LOST Monday night, at the P. O. or
on street a ladies coin puree, cou
taining coin aud check. Fiuder
please notify Mrs. Clara Coffman,
401 b street. 11-131 t
STRAYED or stolen White and
Brown, Euglish Spaniel A suitable
reward will be given for bis recov
ery or information, leading thereto.
Any person will be prosecuted tor
holding him after the publication of
this notice. Call at T. Y. Dean's 414
Fifth street. 11-13 It
STRAYED from my place, No
vember A, one roan bull calf eight
months old; under bit on each ear.
Anyone knowing the whereabouts
of this animal please notify me and
receive reward. A. M. Jes3, R.F.
D. No. 2, Grants Pass, Or. ll-13-3t
4-KOOM Bungalow and one acre
ground, young family orchard,
well, windmill and large tank giv
ing water for domestic and Irriga
tlou purposes. Desirable locatlou.
For terms and particulars apply
at 725 N Tenth St. 11-13-tf
DESIGNS, Cot flowers, potted plants,
bulbs. Medford Greenhouse, phone
108. 11 6-tf
LUMBER BARGAIN We have for'
salel. 600,00 feet of 4 and fi-inch old
fashioned bevel siding at from $lii
to 22 per thousand feet, sarface
measure at our mill. The cheaper
grades are plenty good enough for 1
ordinary buildings. This style of
siding makes buildings look nicer
and turu wind and water better than
rustio Grants Pars Box Co., ;
Grauts Pass, Ore. 10-0 8t j
ONE JERSEY Bull, IS months old,
for sale cheap. Hsyden Close.
Phone 887, WllJerville. 7-24 tf
FOR SALE Almost new Studebaker
Top boggy and single harness, a half ,
price. Inquire Courier office. 11-6 tf
WANTED 10 rigging slingers. $H0
per month; 10 lumber pilers, $2 60
per day : two lumber graders, $76
per month ; high wheel teamsters,
t5 per month Bos factory men 2,
W. II. West & Co., Medford Ore.
WANTED Man with buss saw to
cot wood. Man with team to plow.
Man with experience to do spraying.
Will trade Winchester rifle, 2xS0,
with loading tool, $10. Six tier
stove wood mostly hard wood at
$186. Knapsack spray ontfit, $'3.60
Enqu re at U28 N 4th St, Phone 45.
PIANO Pupils wanted 20 years ex
perience in teacning. Adnress Mrs.
E. Foster J, N 6th St., next to
P. Co roll.
5-ROOM hous. No. 816 N 7th St,
$S per month. Inquire of J. L.
Scovill. 11-6 2t
FURNISHED rooma to let.
at Hsrth's store.
10 8 4t
Wll L rent voo a good fsrm, seven
miles or cut. nest terms given.
Write Pox 25, or see me, residence
corner Oak and Park streets. J. M.
MONEY to loan on real estate. Mort
gages bought and sold. Marcus W.
Robbins, Lswyer. 10-30 4U
mission furniture made to order.
I AM soliciting subscriptions for
"The Ladies Home Journal and The
"Saturday Evening Post." Any
one desiring either of them for in
dividual or for a Christmas present
to seme friend, will confer a great
favor by sending through me, and
if he or she will let me know
through nhoue ftSli or in nn nrher
way, 1 will call nrseud for the price i
of subscription. Mrs. J. B. Psddock, j
North Second stiott. 10-30 tf
F. A. PIEKCE-ReBistered Angoras, I
Flock btaded ly one of the famous
bucks of ihe'-Kitig Arthur" also I
other bucks of dittereut strains of
heeding. Dnesot tlie noted strains.
Bocks tor sale, Merlin, Ore. 3-27 tf
THERE ci me ti mr place on Sucker
Creek about October 20th, one
Collie do, yellow with white col
lar, aged about S yfars. Owner can
have same by paying board bill and
cost of this ail. Roy Wells, Kerby,
Oe- 10.30 3t
I Kodol will without any doubt help j
anyone who has stomach disorders
j or stomach trouble. Take Kodol
i today and continue it for the short I
time that is necessary to give yon com-'
j plete relief. Kodol is sold by del !
; Drug Store; j
j Dell Choichill, who lives !on Dads '
; creek, near GlemlaU, visited his nncle
K I- Chun-hill of this city Thursday
j aliii F'rulay'cf;ihiseek. ' '
tJi itliAiil nns antilt Lnnr Turn ill tinl a a Li. IV
yOU WOUIUH I UV niuiuui was.
or as low as you please there's
just direct intense heal that's
Ro.,i;(,,llu linichJ in nickel
unuuiuui ... - , i
menial anywhere. The brass lonl holds 4 quaris, giv
ing heal lor 9 hours. It is light in weigh! easily
carried from room to room. Every healer warranted.
steady light ideal to read or
study by. Msde of brass nickel plated, latest im
proved central drsll burner. Every lamp warranted.
If vnnr ilrsilrr Anr nol csrrv Perfection Oil Healer
and Rayo Lamp write our neatest
j& fdshong &
in Rogue River is now
at its best and the
place to get the best
FISHING TACKLE is
Sporting Goods Store, 6 st.
The Newly Wed
CITY MEAT MARKET
J. H. AHLF. Proprietor
M A RBRS
DAVID M. PFAELZER
WARMTH AND SWELLDOM
FOR THE LITTLE HOPEFUL.
YOU never can tell what high
office he may be called to
in manhood therefore GET HIM
USED TO THE BEST. Then he
will feel at home anywhere at
You know the confidence
Bained from wearing clothes that
ate beyond criticism.
That's what you'll find
in this Overcoat.
Geo. S. Calhoun
You can quickly heal and keep
cozy the draughty hall or cold room
no mailer what the weather conditions
! i .
SB-1 V cswiu a jv wij ayy SIV W IUU
real comfort you can have from a
(Eqnbppei with SsuImIcm Device)
id it you only knew how much
. mm align
no dangei no smoke no smell
because oi the smokeless device.
and iansn orris.
And all inexperienced bouse keep
ers will always be sure of a square
deal when dealing with Ahlf. We
don't want to get rich by unfair
means, and prefer to get an honest
live by selling honest meats.
When you want a tender sirloin or
porterhouse steak.a roast or some
chops, give us a trial order. W
know you will be pleased, and we
' will get you for a regular customer
on our merits alone. Call up 144.