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KOGUB R1VKK CO UKIHR, GRANT ; PASS, OREGON. DECEMBEK 25, !.()
U oftenacceptable in the se
lection of Christmas gifts.
We will gladly offer you sug
gestions and endeavor to as
sist you in the sometimes
arduous task of purchasing
these remembrances. Our
line consists of Cut Glass,
Toilet Sets, Traveling Cases,
Fountain Pens, Safety Razors,
Manicure Sets, Hand Bags,
Fancy Stationery, Military
Brushes and the largest line
of books in the city.
Sabin the Druggist
(Mmi, weigh and ntanrt ereryfAiny you
V American Grocer,
; To all our Friends and t
I ; to Everybody, we wish
:: A Merry, Merry t
I Christmas t
. AND A 1
. . . -
: : Happy and Prosper-1
; New Year
1 a. kj. DKjaiHiSS
"This would make anybody smile:"
Holiday prices on Nuts and Candles.
Nuta much lower In price over last
A good soft shell English Walnut,
our special, per pound 18c.
A good soft shell Almond, per
7 pounds of either $1.00
These are new crop 1908 nuts.
Our own mixed nuts, per poundl2Hc
WALNUTS, ALMONDS, PEANUTS,
Log Netos No. 1 soft shell Walnuts,
per pound 20c.
A One paper shell Almond 20c.
Oar Very Best, the King-Pin of Wal
nuts, ' Oregon's Franquette, a
meaty nut only a limited quan
tity, per pound 20c.
Generally sell for 26c in Portland.
Braill Nuts (Nigger Toes) lb 20c
rilbera, the large smooth kind 20ct
Italian Chestnuts 20c.
A good plain . mixed candy, per
pound 1 5c
Lumps and Drops, a bright, pure
Chocolate Creams very good.. 23c.
Peanut chews will please the child
ren. Special per pound 20c.
Jelly Beans, mint and wlntergreen
A tne French Mixed Candy, per
Fancy Cluster Raisins In one and
two pound pkgs, per lb... .20c.
California Black Figs 08c.
California Mission, extra good.. 10c.
California White Figs In pkgs 05c.
New Seeded Raisins, Currants, Seed
less Sultanas, Etc.
"frarson Browns" 80c.
Southern Navels 40c.
Bananas, Cocoanuts and the celebrat
ed "Howe" Cranberries.
Lettuce to arrive for the last of the
Fresh Oysters, SO cent. Regular
quart cans to arrive the JJrd.
Leave your orders early.
win mm mi in.
4 PERSONAL ITEMS.
Mil 1 1 mm ini,H4
Misses Bessie and Freda McColm
were visitors at Medford Sunday.
Mrs. T. L. Eliot of Portland.vlsited
her daughter, Mrs. G. W. Scott, last
Mr. Herman Messlnger of Provolt,
was doing Christmas shopping in
Miss Myrtle Ireland arrived Thurs
day morning from Portland to spend
the holidays with the home folks.
Mrs. M. A. Delameter of Portland
is spending the holidays with her
daughter, Mrs. E. T. McKlnstrey.
Miss Oro Wlllson, who is teaching
the Provolt school, came in Friday
evening to spend the holidays at
Merchant Barlow, of Galice, was
In town Monday and Tuesday looking
afer some important legal business
at the court house.
Miss Bessie McColm, the New
Hope school teacher, is spending the
holidays with her parents in this
Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Harth left for
Portland Thursday to spend the holi
days with their daughter, Mrs. Roy
Mrs. John Couslno and Mrs. T.
Shattuck who have been viBltlng at
Tahama, Cal., returned to this city
Mrs. Otto Dunlap, of Portland, ar-'
rived Tuesday to spend the holidays
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. L.
Little Bernlce Umphlett went to
Portland Wednesday evening to
spend the holidays with her sister,
Mrs. L. B. Wickersham.
A. B. Ellison and family are at
Medford spending the holidays with
Mr. Ellison's parents. They will re
turn after the New Year.
Mrs. Robt. F. Randolph and lit
tle daughter of Hugo, are spending
Christmas with the family of E. T.
Mr. and Mrs. Dal Tuttle and son
arrived from Fort Jones, Cal, to
spend Christmas with Mrs. Green's
mother, Mrs. S. A. Green.
John Lietha, one of the best hor
ticulturists of the Northwest, arrived
In the city this week and will make
it his home. He was here several
months ago and was so favorably
Impressed that he decided to make
the change from Seattle.
Attorney C. H Clements made a
change in his offices In the Shallhorn
building, and by a little artistic re
modelling and new furniture, has ex
cellent quarters, and his many clients
will find comfort in visiting him. '
A. H. Carson and family spent
several days in Grants Pass the lat
ter part of last week returning to
their home at Redlands Saturday.
This was the first trip Mrs. Carson
bad made to this city in seven
Mr. and Mrs. 3. K. Willets, for
merly of this place but now of Rose
burg, spent Tuesday in the city.
They have been for the past three
months In San Francisco, where Mr.
Willets is working In the Interest of
the locomotive engineer's brother
hood. Mrs. Andy McCarthy and little
son returned Tuesday irom a two
weeks' visit at Sacramento, Tahama
and Ashland. Mr. McCarthy accom
panied them to Sacramento and re
mained about a week, returning
home about 10 days ago.
Receiver Smith, of the Oilman
Bedrock Mining Company, spent a
couple of days In town his week on
legal business. He is making a
strong effort to close up the business
and bring everything out all right,
with no great loss to the stockhold
ers. F. R. Fuller and family left Tues
day evening for Corvallls, where Mr.
Fuller has accepted a position on the
Gazette. He came to Grants Pass
with the Idea of opening an oyster
market, but concluded that there
was no a sufficient demand to make
It a success. During his short stay
In this city he baa made many
friends who regret to learn of his
Leave your orders early for Oys
ters for Christmas, at Russell's.
Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Gillette came
down from Portland this morning to
spend Christmas with the family.
They will return probably 8unday.
The first thing Mr. Gillett noticed
on bis arrival in town was the
beautiful apple displays, and he re
marked that the Newtown Pippins
and Spltzenbergs beat anything ex
hibited by Hood River in the win
dows of Meier A Frank at Portland.
Well, Mr. Gillette always was a
Page Fence over 127,000 rods In
use in So. Oregon Ask J. D. Frank
. MERLIX DEPARTMENT
Lon Martin came down from the
Almeda mine Tuesday evening and
will go on to Portland to spend the
J. D. Mason, of Talent, is spend
ing the holidays with his son Milt
and renewing old acquaintances in
Mrs. Chas. E. Short returned Sun
day morning from Portland, a little
sooner than expected but Charlie
A. L. Edgerton will begin the con
struction of two cottages on the lots
he recently purchased, next week.
R. L. Burghart, of Salem, who has
recently taken a working lease on
the Oriole mine at Galice, passed
through Merlin Wednesday with a
party of capitalists who were going
down to examine the property.
Mrs. Alice Bacon is clearing up a
large part of her 80 acre tract just
north of town with the intention of
planting It. to Tokay grapes. The
success which attended her last
year's effort In this line has encour
aged her to greater endeavors.
It is expected that work on the
flume of the Three Pines Timber Co.
will commence again in a few days,
and many of the boys have already
secured work on It for the winter.
J. R. Harvey, C. L. Barlow and D.
L. Smith, of Galice, passed through
Merlin Tuesday. They report min
ing matters in their dUtrlct in er-
Several of the boys went over on
Pickett Creek to a dance Tuesday
evening. They report a Jolly, good
time, although they did not enjoy
the going and coming through he
Several of he school children have
been on the sick list the past week.
Among those who have been absent
on this account are Gertie Robertson,
Audrey Schaffer, Clarence Emerick,
Nathan Gale, Vaughn Massle and
Martha and Violet Carter.
H. E. Booth attended to business
in Roseburg Tuesday. He was sur
rlsed at the number of green slips
be saw on the streets of that city
announcing that "There'll be some
thing doing in Merlin very soon."
Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Gale were
shopping in the Pass on Wednesday.
lohn Lanterman, who homestead
ed the townslte of Merlin, has been
on the sick list several days the
past week, but is around agrln.
Mrs. Thompson, mother of Frank
and Charley, accompanied by her
two daughters, Anna and Lenna, left
Saturday evening for Nebraska,
where the girls will attend school.
They will be missed in our younger
social circle, in which they were
Apparently undismayed by past re
verses, the progressive element of
Merlin seem determined to have a
new school house of which they can
be proud, and a petition has been
presented to the school board ask
ing that a special election be called
for the purpose of voting bonds In
the amount of $3,000 for that pur
pose. Something of a commotion was
created In Merlin Monday when Ed.
VonAUman came In from his home
stead and reported seeing a monster
black bear on his way down. A com
pany of sports was immediately or
ganized and the woods were beaten
for miles around with no trace of
Sir Bruin. From one cause or an
other every dog in the ditttrlct that
could be depended upon In a bear
chase has met a violent death during
the past season, and much regret has
been expressed that at least one of
them bad not been spared for em
Merlin baa many things to be
proud of and does not hesitate to
brag on anything In which it excels.
Just now she presents to the world
the champion Old Fogy. There is
a roan here who Is convinced that
the proposed electric line from Mer
lin down Rogue river to the coast
will kill the town that a new school
bouse will never be needed, and that
it the district is put under irriga
tion nine-tenths of the farmers will
go broke trying to pay taxes. He
can also see dire failure following
every roan who Is clearing land for
the purpose of putting out fruit trees
and the utter uselessness of any ef
fort to improve the town. There
are other things concerning which
he has original Ideas, but these we
will keep in reserve until some
other district contests his right to
be considered champion.
Josephine Chapter, Order of the
Eastern Star, Reames Chapter, Royal
Arch Masons and Mellta Command
ery. Knights Templar held their in
stallation Jointly at the Masonic tem
ple Wednesday evening In the pres
ence of about 200 members of the
Masonic fraternity and tbelr wives.
After the lnstallalon ceremonies a
pleasing program waa rendered and
an elaborate lunch was served in the
i t inn m m i n m
h 1 1 m m m iimi'
Nearly every family in the valley
has visited the city this week for the
purpose of making Christmas pur
chases. BORN. To Mr. and Mrs. G. H.
Stldham, Monday, December 21,
190S, in Grants Pass, a boy.
The Courier office Is equipped to
handle job printing of all kinds.
Our work Is right and our prices
Last Tuesday, December 22, was
the shortest day in the year. From
now on each day will be a trifle
longer and before we realize it
spring will be here.
J'leu Smith is building h new
.uiiti on 6th f-tieet bet wee L uric
M suetts. TLo house is to bo mud
ern in every respect and will consist
of .ve room j nul a bath.
The Grants Pass Cannery ship
ped a car load of spray to Medford
this week. Nearly every fruit
grower In the Rogue River valley
Is using this spray and all aay It Is
The carpenters are at work put
ting on an addition to the residence
of C. G. Coutant on 6th street near
the bridge. The new part will
make the home recently purchased
both convenient and attractive.
H. D. Norton is being congratulat
ed on winning a suit In the U. S. Cir
cuit Court a Portland last week for
Geo. W. Light for damages against 1
the Southern Pacific in the sum of
$12,750. The case waa begun In
Page Fence Is the very best money
can buy or science produce. , Ask J.
D. Franklin. 12-18-tf
J. D. Drake has moved his small
house on L Btreet between 5th and
6th to the fro"' ' the lot and will
add on to It a five-room
cottage . V .mpleted the
house vir adi to Improve !
appearance of et.
Joe Roach la putting on an addi
tion to his blacksmith shop on Sixth
street The new structure is ere-
atlng a great deal of Interest as it is
built In a way practically new In
Grants Pass, the wall and front be
ing of concrete.
H. L. Andrews has resigned his
position aa Secretary of the Commer
cial Club, and after a much-needed
vacation will probably engage In the
real estate business In his .city. Mr.
Andrews made an efficient secretary
and the club will have difficulty in
filling his place.
.The Courier will be glad to re
ceive notices from all those who en
tertain at Christmas. Let us have
them before the next Issue. The
same applies to New Years, and In
fart, to all times. When anything
occurs which would be of interest
to readers, Inform us of it.
Harvey Moore has Just completed
the erection of a small house on M
street between 5th and 6th, and has
his family comfortably quartered
therein. The house 1b well back on
the lot, leaving room for the con
struction of a modern .et'.rnce
whl. h Mi Moore contemplate bm'd
ir i ixt summer.
The Usual Large
Comb and Brash Sets
Fancy Boxed Stationery
Cigars and Pipes
Perfume in Fancy Cases
Post "rds and Albums
Fav.r .'laying Cards
Conklin's Fountain Pens
Physician and Surgevm.
Go to Coron for Plumbing.
M. Clemens, Prescription Druggist.
A splendid line of Royal Charter
Oak Ranges at Coron'a.
Alfred Letcher, Registered Opto
metrist and Jeweler in Dixon's old
stand. Front St. Eyes tested free.
A nice line of pipes for Christmas
An up-to-date line of ladles shoes
at Gardner A Co'a.
All trimmed hats at 25 per cent
discount at Mrs. Waughtal's.
The most complete line of shoes
to be found Is at the Sugar Pine
Co-operative prlcea on new and
second hand goods at the "Head
quarters," City Hall building.
"Headquarters" for bargains In
new and second-hand goods City
Hall building, 6th St. 12-U-tf
We are having a sale now on the
following goods: Men's aad Boys'
Sweaters at cost, Blankets and Com
tor and a few odd aumbera la
Shoes, at Gardner A Co'a.
Fascinating Pyrography 150 page
Illustrated catalog No. i free.
Woodard, Clarke A Co., Portland,
Oregon. ll-ll tf
ChrlHtmas at the Churches.
The churches of Grants Pass will
celebrate Christmas In a fitting man
ner this year, and If anyone In the
city doea not have a full stocking, it
will not be the fault of these insti
tutions. At the Bethany Presbyterian the
Christmas tree exercises will be held
Friday evening, and on Sunday night
there will be a Christmas concert.
The Baptist church will have their
tree Thursday evening at 8 o'clock
and at the same time will give a pro
gram of recitations and music.
The tree at the Christian church
will be lighted and the gifts distrib
uted Friday evening. They have
also prepared a program and cantata
for the same evening.
The Newman M. E. Sunday school
will give a beautiful Christmas en
tertainment on Thursday, evening at
he church. The church will be ap
propriately decorated. The program
will consist of songs and choruses,
and solos, both vocal and Instru
mental. A short address and the
usual treat for the little folks.
The Christmas services at the M.
E. Church South will be held this
(Thursday) evening, and will consist
of a tree and program.
At St. Luke's Episcopal Church.
Christmas day services will be
held at St. Luke's Episcopal Church
at 10 a. ni., with mornlug prayer and
celebration of the Holy Communion.
Saturday, Docember 26, the Sunday
School will have Xmas exercises and
a Chrismas tree. The offering at
these services will be for the Child
ren's ward of the Good Samaritan
Hospital, Portland. A cordial wet
come la extended to all.
"In Wyoming" Coming.
"In Wyoming," which comes to
the Opera House December 26th, Is
not a melodrama, as one might be
led to suppose, but a striking story
of Wyoming ranch life by Wlllard
Mack, with some tremendously
strong situations and a splendid
western atmosphere. The hero Is a
veritable young Lochlnvar, and his
success In both life and love makes a
stirring and vital play. H. E. Pierce
A Co., who are presenting the piece,
have spared no expense In assembl
ing a cast of considerable strength,
and the scenic equipment is said to
be entirely adequate.
A. U. BANNARD
Invites inspection of his very large and
varied assortment of Furniture, Car
pets, Rugs, Portiers, Couch Covers
Lace Curtains, all suitable
For Christmas Gifts
At prices the lowest. We are setting
aside Christmas presents already. Come
and make your selections. Have a few
White Sewing Machines will sell very
cheap to close.
A. U. BANNARD
NORTH SIXTH STREKT
5J N. B. A large lot of Ostermore Mattreasea just
EK ' received; sold at factory price. -
T The fence that has come f
4 to stay is the woven wire it
fence made of galvanized
wire. It's advantages jr
1 1 over board or rail fence -
are apparent to every -'.
'. man that things. We ! Z
i ; talk about Pittsburgh ! Z
;; Perfect electrically
welded fence because we -.
. believe it is the best ! Z
'. '. fence on the market to- j "
; day. It is made on the
latest scientific princi-,-
. pies from the beet grade '. Z
'. '. of wire, and every rod of '. Z
''the fence is Guaran
teed. We have this fence a
instockin Field Fence, T
T Rnzorback and Improved
T Poultry Fence. Yon X
ought to know the good jL
I points of Pittegurgh Per- j
T feet before you place
T your orders.
Odd Fellows Blk.
T PLOWS, Post Hole Digger
1 111 111 1 1 1 I 111 I Mill
Page Fence la erected without
tra cost ask J. D. I ranklln.
For your Holiday Shop
ing you can find whai
you want in the way of
New Walnuts and Al
monds, Oranges, Crna
borries, Raisins, Dates
Currents, Figs, and say,
you can get just what
you want in Candies at
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