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Scotts Valley News.
Thrashing is about over in our valley.
Misses Lola and Emma Applegate,
were visiting friends aud relatives in
Roseburg, last week.
We are sorry to say that Mr. Green
horn is quite sick.
Mrs Louis Yarbrough made a busi
ness trip to Yoncalla, Tuesday.
Miss Ruth Turpin, was visiting friends
in Duck Egg, last Sunday.
Mrs. J. H. Brown and sister, Mrs.
Wilson, were visiting Mrs. Joseph Tur
Mr. Clarence Smith was smiling on
friends, last Sunday.
Mr. Fred Applegate made a business
trip to Eugene, last Saturday.
Mr. Geo. Wilson, has got our fall term
Mr. Charley Turpin and family, of
Winchester, were visiting relatives and
friends in our vicinity, last week.
Bill Dad, tiie Sckib.
Gardiner Gazette News.
Peter Nelson and family are camping
on the beach this week.
Dr. John Patterson was called to
Scottsburg on a proSessional visit early
Survevor Byars has completed his
work here and gone to Port Orford to do
some government surveying.
M. L. Tower and party, who have just
finished the government survey of the
lower Umpqua and bar, returned to
Coos Bay, Wednesday.
Roy Applegate with his wife, mother
and sister from Drain arrived on last
Wednesday's boat from Scottsburg and
are now camping at the seaside.
Prof. Will Paterson of Eastern Oregon
who has been visiting friends and rela
tives in the white city the past month,
left for Portland via Drain last Monday.
The Hon. Binger Hermann is making
a personal inspection of the rivers, bays
and bars in this district this week.
The work of erecting Wm. J. Kelliher's
new sawmill on Billie Creek near Drain
commenced last week. The lumber
will be flumed to Drain 6 miles distant.
HOn account of the delay in receiving
the cylinder for the Steamer Eva, the
Jnno has been pressed into double
service, during the past two weeks.
Willie Jewett who has spent the sum
mer with his father and mother in
Gardiner returned last Monday to San
Francisco where he will attend school.
Mis. Fred Perkins returned last week
from an extended visit to relatives at
Tacoma and Edison, Washington.
Mrs. Chas. Perkins and Fon Floyd re
turned from a weeks visit to relatives
on Coos river last "Wednesday.
Hansbrough on Arboriculture
for ties, fence posts, telegraph poles and
By cutting a portion of the trees each
year, the avenue of trees would remain
unbroken. Mr. Hansbrough became
enthusiastic as he explained the advan
tage of the avenue of trees, some of them
thousands of miles long."
It Grows on Dry Land.
Colonel R. C. Judson, industrial agent
of the O. R. & X., gets highly satisfact
ory reports from his "dry land alfalfa."
Last Spring Colonal Judson tent out a
large number of packets containing a
new species of alfalfa seed to live stock
growers and farmers on the line of the
0. R. & N -When the alfalfa grows to
be six inches high," he wrote, "let me
know and I'll tell you what to do next."
In all, S7 small plats of ground were
sown with the seed. Thirty-seven of
the recipients of the seed have responded
and in each case the alfalfa has thrived
luxuriantly. Colonel Judson is confi
dent that the 50 other sowings have
done likewise, provided his directions
"I think we are justified in conclud
ing" he remarked last niaht, "that we
have a species of alfalfa that will grow
in the dryest of soils and produce large
quantities of feed. Of cource, the sum
mer is not ended yet, but from all I have
seen and heard our alfalfa will do all we
hoped for and more.
"The best time for growing is in the
spring, on land that has been plowed
the preceding autumn. For the sake of
experiment, we have sown the soil in
the autumn, in January, February,
March, and April. The April-own
alfalfa turned out the best of anv."
Near The Dalles is a 20-acre tract of
the alfalfa, the ground of which gets
so drv that heretofore all vegetation has
turned brown. But already the owner
has mowed off 35 tons, and will yet cut
another crop this year. A number of
hogs have been feeding on the tract for
some time. Oreconian.
and if our SPRINU rand SUMMER
Line is not better than any other, don't buy
from us. We are showing this season the
Latest Styles in
Silk Gause Novelties, Sole Jouree, Silk
Zephyr, Corded Chambray, Lawn Caladine
Novelties, Fancyj(.Madrass Organdies,
Lawn Sinaloa Novelties, Minerva Dimities,
Leno Applique Lawn, Afton Dimity, Blouse
Linens, Organdies, Linen Batiste, Chal
iies, Sursucker Ginghams, Percale
AND ALL THE LATEST IN DRESS GOODS
Hon. James M. Hansbrough, joint
representative for Jackson and Douglas
counties in the Oregon Legislature, is
ubiquitous as well as versatile. While
his friends in Southern Oregon supposed
him to be enjoying himself at Newport
or hobnobbing with political cronies in
Portland, during his recent vacation, he
was, according to the Los Angeles Her
ald of recent date, really in Southern
California, enlightening the inhabitants
of that sunny clime on the benefits of
aboricultnre, as the following from
that paper goes to show:
"J. M. Hansbrough, an official of the
Southern Pacific Railroad company for
its lines in Oregon and a member of tbe
legislature of that state, passed through
the city yesterday on his way to Avalon.
Mr. Hansbrough is a brother of the sen
ior United, States; senator for North
Dakota and has long had arboriculture
as a fad. He stated yesterday that the
long effort of arboriculturists to interest
the railroad" companies to improving
their right of way has at last borne fruit,
and that tbe Chicago Milwaukee and
St. Paul riad has been the first to adopt
the plans of the national society.
"This plan is to plant and grow catal
pa trees along railroad and telegraph
lines. By planting these trees, the so
ciety argues, the lines not only will be
beautified, but after a few years tbe
trees will supply all the ties needed.
Mr. Hansbrough asserts that the trees
will attain the right size for telegraph
poles in sixteen years, and at that age
and size will furnish five railway cross
ties to a trunk.
"Upon almost everv railway right of
way may be grown G40 trees to each
mile of track, omitting the island line of
curves. It is planned to plant one row
of trees on each side of the track, the
trees one rod apart. In sixteen years
this will provide 3000 ties, being enough
to relay thejnile of track.
"Since the catalpa renews itself from
the stumpjwhen cut, and the young
shoots grow very rapidly with the well
established rootsjito support the new
growth, the trees would be permanent
and fully able toeupply all requirements
About the Telephone Line.
Anlauf, Or., Aug. 26, 1903.
Editor Plaixdealek : Either by jest
or meanness I notice that some one has
given yon the item that the telephone
was open to Elkton from Drain. The
same is false. The wire was shipped
Aug 7th from Kokomo, Ind., some 3000
pounds, and ought to be here in a few
days, freight and goods paid. J. E.
Baker is getting out poles near Elkton
and E. I. Lane near Drain. I shall soon
peg where post holes are to be dug, and
I am glad of rain as I can get along
faster. I have material of all kinds on
hand to run to Scottsburg except wire,
and I have made preliminary arrange
ments with the Pacific States Telephone
Co. to exchange and lease their phones.
I will as soon as the coast line is finished
build a private line from the.Drain depot
to tbe residence of J. O. Johnson near
Leona, for his own use and for his rail
road business ; and may, if encouraged
run a phone tolLeona, Chas. M. Hen
derer's, Anlauf, and Perkins fc Mires
Kindly publish this to let truth pre
vail and I am glad to say the company
owes no one a cent.
Jas. A. Stebuxo.
No Circus In This.
And now Salem is in tne throes of a
circus carnival of crime and some of the
reports published are exceedingly fishy.
One report says: "On Friday evening
of last week Rev. and Mrs. William
Short, who reside in York Park addition
to this city, just as they were retiring
for the night were startled by some ob
ject striking the house, about 10:30
o'clock, and upon making an investiga
tion they found their daughter, Miss
Beatrice Short, lying in the back yard
bound and "gagged and apparently al
most exhausted from the exposure and
plight in which dhe was found. She
was taken into the house and resueci
tated and when she had recovered her
sences she told her parents of how she
had been waylayed on her way home
from the city, attacked by what she sup
posed were two women, bound, gagged
and chloroformed and robbed of her
money, about $33.65. She could give no
account of the occurrence from the time
she was attacked until she was found
by her parents nor no discription of her
assailants. This is the substance of the
story as told by the girl and her parents,
The police,Jtbat is the Chief, was in
formed of the affair on the following
morning, but the matter was kept secret
until yesterday in the hopes of gaining
some clew to the perpetrators. An air
of mystery overhangs the whole affair,
but the police feel confident that they
will ferret it out in the course of time."
When fish climb to the top of a cane
brake and attach themselves by the
gill to save fishers from telling yarns
about the catch, the above story will be
Qlf itC caTT-' tne Fne9t Line of Made-up Skirts in town, and our line of Underskirts cannot
wAl.il equaled for quality and price
Our Spring and Summer Line of Clothing
Embodies many special features that will in
terest you. Tbe clothing that we sell from the
Highest to the Lowest grade is in everv ease finely tailored and thoroughly dependable. We recommend it
with confidence even though our prices are lower than any other store sell for the same quality. Also a new
and up-to-date line of Ladies' and Gent's Neckwear. OUR SHOES SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES.
Sole Agents for the W. L. Douglas Shoe
I. ADKAnAl 1 0)
The People's Store
One Door South of P. O
The Hills of California.
been the i
the Atcazar i '
The rural comedy, "The Hills of
California" will be given for the first
time in this city tonight. The play and
supporting Company come highly re
commended by the press where ever
they have played. M r. Bacon who heads
the Company, is by no means a stranger
to the amusement loving public of Rose
burg. His reputation as a comedian
has long been established. He has had
an Francisco laughing
three years, where he
principal comedian at
Theater. Such a record as this is al-1
most unkown to the drama. !
"The Hills of California" is a play:
full ot heart interest and consistent
comedv. As one of the critics said of
Mr. Bacon's performance of Uncle Amos
Hill, "You laugh with me one minute,
and the next you are in tears." The
characters throughout the play are all
interesting, there is nothinz on the
order of "When Ruben comes to town,"
or the man with "A little bunch of '
whiskers on his chin."
Miss Sinclaire plays the part of the
Captain of the Salvation Army, and this
is the only drama known to the stage
that treats the Salvation Armv. seriouslv.
When she disposes of her war cries,
the,re is hardly a night goes by that
money is not thrown to her so great is '
the sympathy for her.
Gus Tate and Miss Slosson, the great-
est ragtime duo, will be very much in j
evidence with their double specialties.
The California quartette will contribute i
to the evenings entertainment with a
number of the latest songs.
Prices lower floor 60 fc 75 cents, and
gallery 25 & 35 cents.
At New York a negro named Cody
has successfully jumped from the struct
ure of the new bridge being erected over
East river, known as the Williamsburg
bridge. It was a drop of 147 feet. He
was picked up by a row boat and recov
ered consciousness an hour later. His
body was protected from injury by pad.
ding. Cody jumped from the Brooklyn
bridge one year ago.
A most interesting article in the
Women's Home Companion for Septem
ber is that descriptive of "Radium," the
most wonderful substance in the world.
The article ia by Waldemar B. Kaemp-
ffert, of The Scientific American.
A New York clergyman has evolved
the theory that the "problem" Is to be
solved by making the idle negroes work.
He has discovered that the negroes are
the grass-hoppers and the whites the
ants of the human tribe, and that the
light-hearted creatures dance and play
all summer and expect the whites to
support them, voluntarily or involunt
arily, in winter. The clergyman sees
no justice in that sort of thing and
advocates compulsory labor for the
darkies. The howl from New England
has not got hero yet, but it is coming.
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HARRY E. fllLLER,
7 11 Oak St., Opp. Churchill & WooIIey's &
The Great Majestic Cooking Exhibition
Thursday, Sept. 3, A, and 6,
On a range that cannot be broken or
melted in any fire. Will bake and serve
biscuits with coffee in three minutes by
a lady from our own community. No
experts from abroad. A representative
from the factory will be present and
give free lectures on economic cooking.
Come everybody to
Btkabns & CncowETn,
a27. Oakland, Ore.
Only One Short Month
of BARGAIN GIVING.
NEW GOODS ARE ARRIVING DAILY
The MOST and the BEST for the LEAST MONEY.