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ROGUB RIVER rnTTVTRR. GRANTS PASS, OREGON. NOVEBEMR 20. W8.
The Rogue River Courier
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A. E. YOORHIES, Proprietor
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Oregon as second-clans mail matter.
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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20. 1908.
as it should be and it will not be long
until all resident! of tbia state will
bsre too much pride about them to
offer any bnt perfect frnlt for sale,
even without tbe restraining in
fluence of a law prohibiting It. When
nature is so provident in making it
possible to raise the Boest applet in
the world, the most loscioni pears,
and peaobes that can not be maiea
anywhere, why ehoold the residents
of the Rogue River Valley be con
tent to offer any but the most perfect
MAKE THEIR REPORT
Next Thursday is Thansigiviog.
The day will be fittingly observed in
Grants Pass, and tbia is ss it should
be for thera is certainly no fairer
place on Uod'g green earth than this
little city nestled in the hills and
sorroanded by one of the most beauti
ful valleys In the world, where the
choiest of fruits and garden products
abondantly grow, where the climate
is almost perfection itself, aod where
all of nature's gift have been lavishy
applied. Residents of this favored
section oertainly have much to be
OA LIFORN IANS AWAKENED.
Ban Fraociico is aroused over tbe
-dastardly attempt of an exoonvict to
assasHloate Frauds J. Heney. It was
supposed at firt that the would be
murderer was in the pay of the Reuf
grafter gang, bat this belief is not
now generally accepted, However,
the result is the same as it has
brought about the awakening of a
pobllo conscience and the people of
the Bay City have determined to pat
an end to bribery and graft in con
nectloo with tbe handing oat of fran
chises and other olvio matters. It Is
' too bad for Heney, that he mast be
shot and wonnded nigh unto death to
awaken the San Franciscans to their
dotv. bat saoh Is the (ate of many eo
listed In good oaase.
Those who have watched the career
of Heney, were not surprised to learn
that his life had been attempted ; the
wonder is that it did not oocor long
ago. He has been absolutely fearless
in his prosecution and has not alone
made enemies of the persons on trial
bat of all others whether tbey were
jarvniBn, witnesses or otherwise
oonneoted with cases where occasion
warranted. Haas, who attempted bis
life, was drawn on the jury panel of
the first trial of Reuf, aod at that
time was oonfrorted by Heney with
Ills former record, and reminded of
the stripes he had worn. This Inci
dent caused Haas to attempt to kill
lluuey may be, and probably Is a
fanatic, but no one doubts but that he
has been engaged ,n K01' work in
his prosecutions of graft and 'fraud
cases and nearly all will say, let the
good work ga on.
Now that Thanksgiving is near at
hand and the season for making the
winter's sopply of mince meat draws
near, those who are wont to eat pies
"like mother used to make" are
wondering what will take the place of
the brandy and sherry which have
generally been added to that kind of
plet. Looks as thoogb they would
have to be thankful if tbey get pies
Just stop aod think what it will
mean to Giants Pass and Jospehine
oounty when all the new orchards and
vineyards come Into bearing. The
income from grapes, apples, pears and
peaches set out in the fall of 1908 and
early spring of 1909 w ll oertainly reach
the million dollar mark and probably
greatly exceed It.
Things politically are warming op
again and a determined fight is being
made againt the election of Governor
Chamberlain lo the Senate. There
seems to be a wide difference of opin
ion throughout tbe state as to whether
Statement No. 1 means anything or
Good roads are essential to the
highest development of any country ;
let everyone turn out to the good
roads convention on the 23d, and
see that the Rogue River Valley has
Tbe lack of hitching posts on our
streets is the cause for just ooiuplulut
wbion is constantly being made by
farmers. When they come to town
they most either drive a team that
hasn't life euotigh to run awny or
else hitch them out in tbe suburbs
before they transact their buslneM.
As one of tbein remarked nut long
ago, it looks as though they were not
wauted In town. Here is a matter
whteb might profitably be discussed
and acted upon by the Commercial
Club. As the matter now stands it is
easier for a farmer to write out his
order and buy his goods from a mall
order house tlmu it is to hunt a place
to tie his team ami theu ruu around
town for supplies.
Everywhere throughout Oregon the
cry lit, raise better fruit, and nearly
every city has panned au ordinance
making it a misdemeanor to sell or
offer for sale fruit that Is scaly,
wormy or otherwise infected. This is
the best roads possible.
200 10,000 inquire of Commercial
Another Mew Industry for Crania
workingmcn 1 1 1 (ii
Levi Strauss CS
Uw two hone
Prof. T. H. B. Taylor, the veteran
father renovatorman, of Jackson
oonnty, is now Installing bis steam
feather renovating and deodorising
plant in Grants Pass and will be ready
for business in a tew days. The
feathers (beds and pillows) will be
oalled for at each residence in tbe
morning taken in tbe ticks as they
are and daring the day will be per
fectly washed with medicated steam,
perfectly sterilized and deodorized.
Everv cart els of animal matter
is eliminated and every form of dls
ease germs absolutely destroyed. They
are thoroughly screened and, fanned
and -lusted. iMost perfectly hot air
dried and returned the same day, all
sewed, ready for immediate use, pure
Each family work is positively
kept aod treated entirely separate.
New tickings will be furnished and
put on the same day if so desired at
reasonable price. Nothing but the
best tickings nsed. A specialty
made of converting beds into pillows,
or vise versa. ueus ana puiows
evened np or changed to any size or
Mr. Taylor says he has the best
machinery and is using the most per
fect method of steam renovating of
feathers of anyone on the Pacific
ooast. Mr. Taylor is a 80 year resi
dent of Jackson oounty and also well
known in Grants Pass. Tbe Medford
Mail has said : " Whatever T. H. B.
Taylor says is a guarantee. He does
a nice, clean family business. Every
one treated fairly.
As this is a sanitary matter, no
doubt our people of Grants Pass will
Improve this opportunity. There can
hardly be a doubt of Mr. Taylor's
ability or Integrity. 11-20 St
Garland Ranges and stoves, the
World's Best at Cramer Bros.
Mrs. August Goetteche leaves this
Saturday for Roseburg, where she and
Mr. Goettsche will make their future
home, provided they like that place.
Murphy. Ore, Nov. 19, 11H8.
Editor Courier: Will you kindly
aunotiuce in your valuable paper the
sincere thanks of the undersigned, to
the good people if Grants Pass and
Josephine oounty, for the generous aid
they rendered our respective families
in supplying the necessities, we so
much needed after the destruction of
oar homes, by fire on the night of
We are strangers in this community,
came here to make a borne, aud were
it not for the unasked for relief you'so
generously performed for us on this
occasiou, we fear, with the winter
coining- oo.fwith our limited means,
we would have had. a
The Executive Committee of the
Commercial Club met Thursday after
noon to receive the report of the com
mittee appointed to examine the books
and accounts of the club. The letter
of transmittal is as follows; the entire
report being too lengthy to publish
Grants Pass, Ore., Nov. 19 , 1908.
Tn the Officers and Members of tbe
Grants Pass Commercial Club,
Gentlemen: We, your committee
appointed to examine the books and
accounts of the secretary, beg to re
port that we have made a very careful
examination of the books and find all
acooouts correct, all receipts being
properly accounted for and all ex pen
ditnrea BroDerlv approved and re
Fnrther we wish to commend the
secretary, H. L. Andrews for the good
work he has done for the club.
The attached report embodies a fall
statemeot of the condition of the
finances of the club and is hereby ap
proved by this committee.
We would further recommend tha
tbe Executive committee take such
steps as it may deem necessary for the
collection of monthly dues, especially
regarding the dues of delinquent mem
bers as shown upon the accompanying
Signed L. B. HALL.
R. W. CLARKE,
G. W. DONA' ELL
The Holy City.
Just now when the country is flood
ed with cheap claptrap melodramas, It
will be refreshing to know that we are
soon to have "The Holy City," a play
dealing wholly with the great Book of
John, this is a theatrical occasion that
yon can well remember.
E. W. Smith, editor of the Cor
vallls Republican, and Mrs. Smith
were in Grants Pass Thursday and
called on the fraternity. They have
been making a tour of the Btate and
stopped off at all of the Southern
Universal meat outers at Halr-
FOUND Package containing BDout
r,na vi. pH (if VRl OV BaUU.
can have same by calling
last seen near
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH,
Morning worship is at 10:80. The
pastor preaches on the question ' 'Why
don't your Disciples do .as we do?'
Bible school is at 11:45. The Young
People have a Thanksgiving meetln
"Gratitude aod how to express it
is the topic, and Geneva Myers
leader. Evening service Is at 7:30,
Rev. Thorp will preach. A cordial
invitation is extended.
Window glass at Hair-Riddle's.
years old Jersey
hiu Reward givtn ii
leading to tneir recovery.
HeptemDer, brand, plain n on leiv
itewaro itivtn iur iuiwuj-mv-
LOST Between Josephine Hotel ana
820, A street, nes nunuu
containing, money. Finder please
leave at Best Fuller Realty Co. and
receive suitable rewaid. 11-20 tf
LOST Saturday a gold anchor brooch
with raised letters U S N in front;
$1.50 reward if returned to Hazel
FOUND Ladies hand-bag containing
purse. Owner describe bag and
pay tor advertisement. 11-20-tf
S. C. WHITE LEuHOKMs rue
Eig Strain Cockerels o to fio
Heos at $2.60 each. Trio, $10. PuL
lets three months old at $9 dozen
Casa Granda Poultry Co., Rose,
burg, Oregon. ll-20lt
Umbrella Hospital at Cramer Bros.
A new xib put In for 25c.
FOR SALE or exchange for Grants
Pass propeity, either country or
city, a 20-acre fruit farm at Win
tew, Cal. The place is in tbe
suburbs of the town and in a high
state of cultivation all oat to al-,
nionds, peaches and apricots, most
all bearing. All under irrigation, a
good 7-rouin house, a barn and other
improvements, a No. 1, home and
will easily net $10u0 per year. Ad
drtss for particualrs Box 284, Grants
Pass. U-20 2t
FOR KENT A furnished room, with
or without board, 817 JNortn otn
street. 11 20 2t
FOR SALE Senator Donlap Straw
berry plants, $5 per thousand, 75
cents psr hundred. J. O. Calhoun.
4-ROOM Bungalow and one acre
ground, young family orchard,
well, windmill and large tank giv
ing water for domestic and irrlga
tiou purposes. Desirable locatiou.
For terms and particulars apply
at 725 N Tenth St. ' 11-13-tf
DESIGNS, Cut flowers, potted plants,
bulbs. Medford Greenhouse, phone
608. 11 -tf
FOR SALE Almost new Stadebaker
Top buggy and single harness, a half
price. Address Box 336 11-6 tf
Oliver Chilled and Steel Plows a
A. M. Knapp of Portland, grand
commander of the Knights Templar,
made Mellta Comraandery of this
place an official visit Monday night.
After the meeting the Sir Knights
partook of an elaborate banquet In
the Masonic Temple banquet rooms.
ul v ti nJ . f T" tl .r
have uiaicitainetljonmelvfa and
Iter, uutil .such'time aswe could
have raised a crop.
Again we thank the good people of
Giants Pass and the oounty. May
God blena them all.
JOSEPH B. GOI.DBACH,
WILLIAM P. VL1NLAN.
Quality clean perfect
Your grocer will grind it
better if ground at home not
WANTED 10 rigging slingers. $0
per month; 10 lumber pilers, $2 50
per day : two lumber graders, $75
per month ; high wheel teamsters,
$H5 per month Box factory men 3.
W. H. West & Co., Medford Ore.
WANTED Man with buzz saw to
out wood. Man with team to plow.
Man with experience to do spraying.
Will trade Winchester rifle,'82x30,
with loading tool, $10. Six tier
stove wood mostly hard wood at
$1.25. Knapsack spray outfit, $3.50
Euqa re at 628 N 4th St, Phone 645.
PIANO Pupils wanted 20 years ex
perience in teaching. Addrtss Mrs.
E. E. Foster J, N 6th St., next to
F. Coron. 7-17 tf,.
FOR KENT 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 of river
bottom ltiU'i. Inquire at place, four
miles down the river road or address
A. H. Brouon. KFD No. a. 1113 tf
WU L rent voo a good furm, seven
miles of city. Best terms given.
Write Box 25, or see me, residence
corner Oak and Park streets, J. M.
MONEY to loan on real estate. Mort
gages hough l and sold. Marcus W.
Robbins, Lawyer. 10-80 4t.
mission furniture made to order.
This Christmas number Is Just
one round of beauty, color
and good cheer. Take one
home they'll all like it.
Head "The Suuday Lady of
Possum Trot." You l be glad
to Know that there are pooplo
like that on earth. Best of
all It's true.
"Everybody's" is the llvest
general niHKailne In America,
lie a copy, 11.50 a year.
For Sk t toy Drug Ston in
I AM soliciting subscriptions for
"The Ladies Home Journal and The
"Saturday Evening Post." Any
oue desiring either of them for in
dividual or for a Christmas present
to some trinnd, will confer a great
fiivor by sending through me, and
if he or she will let me know
through phone 5Srt or in any other
way, 1 will call nrseud for the prioe
ot subscription. Mrs. J. B. Paddock,
North Second sheet. 10-30 tf
F. A. PIERCE Registered Angoras,
Flock headed i y one of the famous
bucks of the "King Arthur" also
other bucks of din erect strains of
breeding. Does of the noted strains.
Bucks for sale, Merlin, Ore. 8-27 tf
Rain and Overcoats
ARE A NECESSITY at this tim of year. We
are ready for you to examine our large stock of
exceptionally fine values. The goods are the best
and the PRICES IN REACH OF ALL.
Perhaps you need
If so you would be making a mistake if you failed
to see the new stock which we have just receivcl
direct from the mills. By buying in quantities we
have been able to get the best quality at reasonable
figures. Our customers will be given the benefit
of right buying.
"Providers for Outer and Inner Man"
Grants Pass Opera House
THANKSGIVING DAY TVTy7 Ckf
LeCOMTE AND FLESH ER
The -Holy City
Luella Morey as "Salome"
"Princess of G&llilee"
The Most Sublime Play Ever Written.
Endorsed by the Clergy, Press and Public.
Prices $1, 75c, 50c.
j& FO 2C-0 0 NG &
in Rogue River is now
at its best and the
place to get the best
FISHING TACKLE is
Sporting Goods vStore, 6 st.
The Newly Wed
And all Inexperienced house keep
ers will always be sure of a squar
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 meat.
When you want a tender sirloin or
porterhouse steak.a roast or som
chops, give us a trial order. 8
know you will be pleased, and
will get you for a regular customer
on our merits alone. Call up
Special sale of extra wide, all lilk
ribbons this wtek. 30 oeot ribbons go
at 15 cenj at Gardener & Co. 11-13 tf
CHRISTIAN SCIENXE SERVICE.
Tho Christian Science aervice will
be held Sunday, November 15, 1908 at
11 a. ni. at the W. O. W. hall. Snbject
"The Obligation to Thanksgiving."
Duet. 8:6-18. All are cordially iue
vited to attend.
Fresh Fish Received
CITY MEAT MARKET
J. H. AHLF, Proprietor
Pittsburgh Perfect Fence, Field,
Razorback and Poultry at Cramer
Protect Your Orchards From Frosts
By the Orchard Heating Device of the Frost Prevention Co,
Fresno, Cal. For Sale by
GEO. II. PARKER. Grants Pass. Ore.
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