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WOMAN'S BIG GOAT RANCH
Her Flock, of Angoras Richly Re
ward an Energetic YVidoW.
Mr. Armour, in Sierrn i-mintr, N.
M., wji8 a herd of inure than. 25,000
An;r..ra r.w ts, from whiih she ia
making $25,000 profit a. year. Her
"Columbia Iacha" i the most ral
uable Angora In Ameri.n. and worth
11,500, says the Clikago Tribune.
In 1S99 she was left a widow, pen
niless acj with nine small children
dependent on her for support. The
ranchmen and miners took rompas
sion on the destitute family and con
tributed a small sum for their Im
Then she plurkily cast about for
some means of earning a living;, so
that she might not be a burden on
the generosity f ,er friends. Ity
chance there drifted into enmp a
ranchman with a herd of Wl Anirora
goats for sale. Nobody cured to buy
them, for it was thought 'there was
more money in cattle raising. With
genuine intuition Mrs. Armour
looked at their silken coats and
knew that they would be Taluable.
Hut she hadn't any money and
didn't want to borrow. So she made
a proposition to take a small flock
of the goats, tend them and enre for
them and breed them, and nt the
nd of the year divide the profit
with the owner. The proposition
was nccepted. She took her goats
and her children, and went up on the
mountain side, 6,0(10 feet above the
sea level, where the scrub oaks grow
in profusion. Thus she secured the
necessary fodder, and as for shelter
the goats needed none. She located
a claim, built herself a ranch, and
settled down to work. At the end
of a year her success was such that
she had money enough to buy a
flock of her own and start out In
dependently. Since that time each year has
added to her prosperity. She now
employs 20 goatherds to care for her
flocks. The greatest precaution is
required to protect the goats from
the inroads of the mountain lions,
or cougars, which are so numerous
that the rmichmcn have to organize
hunts to get rid of them.
Through her iniluMry and perse
verance nnd pluck. Mrs. Armour has
made herself wealthy. She has sent
her eldest son to college, where he
is now studying law, and her four
other children attend school in
George (sged six)-Say. pop, why do
they have s fender on sn electric car?
Hi Knihcr It enable, both thedoe
tor and the undertaker to get a crack
at your estate; otherwise, the under
taker would have it al his own way.
A Natter of Form.
Mrs. llnuskerp What have you got
to-day in the shape of rhubarb?
Green Grocer Well, we've' got some
relery; that's the nearest. Vhiladel
Mrs. W. Evans, Clearwater, Kan.,
writes: "My husband lny sick for
three months. The doctors said that
lie had quick consumption. We. pro
cured a bottle of Ilnllnrd's Hore
hooiid Byrnp, nnd it enred In in. That
was six years ago. For roughs and
colds it lias no equal" 2."e, ode, 1.(10.
For sale by Kotermuud and Slover
MANY BEGGING LETTERS
The Unple&sB.nt Experience of a
The private secretary of a New York
millionaire recently sold as old paper a
package of 7.000 letters, all of which
had beeu sent to his employer in a lit
tle more than three mouths and every
one of which was a request for pe
"For a time," said the secretary,
"we got those letters at the rate of
60 or 70 a day. Itcanie right after Mr.
Minnie contributed $5,000 to a fund for
the relief of the widows and orphans
of some West Virginia miners who
were killed by a gss explosion. The
gift was accompanied by a request
that nothing be printed about it, but
it got into the newspapers tome how.
: and immediately the letters l,egnu to
pour in, according to the New York
Bun. ..... . . ...
"We had always had our share ef
begging letters, but now we were
swamped. The tales of trouble, mis
fortune and suffering which ware
spread out for our reeding would have
harrowed one's very soul, if he didn't
know that they were largely manu
factured. "Most of the letters were from wom
en, or purported to be, and all want
ed money. The demand ranged from
five dollars to $500. and in every case
an address was given and a request
made that the money be sent at once.
"A vast variety of excuses were given
for the demands, one of the most popu
lar with women being that they want
ed to have their sons complete their
education, but couldn't unless they had
a certuin amount of money at once,
and w ith men, that they had a chance
to embark on a succe.sful business
career, and only lacked the few hun
dred1 necessary to get a start.
"Of course there were hundreds of
tones of destitution, but like the oth
ers we tovsed them aside without re
ply. Kor three months following this
contribution to a fund for the relief
'of miners' families these letters con
tinued to come.
"Then they stopped just as suddenly
as they began, and we are now only
getting the regular supply r.f five or
ix a week. There were in the lot that
I sold to a junk man the other day in
he neighborhood of 7,000 of these let
ters anil ifl to in stamps had been spent
In sending them to us.
I' "And not one was productive of a
Contribution from Mr. Wank."
l p to Papa.
Kittie (lot rocks Papa says the man
that weds me must have money, Mr,
Swifter- Of course he must. Did he
I Bay how much he expected to contrib
ute? X. V. Time.
Mlabt Sax Sometklaa- .
Mrs. Wederly You had better say
grace again, my dear.
Wederly Why repeat it?
"In order to give the soup a chance
to cool." Chicago Daily 'ew,
Rheumatism, lumbago and sciatic
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penetrates to the nerves and bone and
boiug absorbed into the blood, its
healing properties are conveyed to
every part of the body, and effect
some wonderful cures, aoc, 60c, 1.00.
For sale by Slover Drug Co. and
Botermnnd. -- - -
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Carelessness is responsible for many
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I j ;. The Decorated Dinner Set of 144 pieces,
which can be seen in our show window,
- will be given away with our sales Nov. 14 to Dec. 1st
Ufye Little Store on the Corner
Special values connected with this Rift sale are
Teazle Downs and Daisy Cloth 1 -,ri
and all Outing Flannels IKJC per ya
A lot of Ginghams for Aprons and Comforters at So per yard.
Cotton Halts 5c per roll.
Our large line of down to-date Melton Suitings, big values as they are, at 10 per
Remember no matter what you want, a bale of hay, or a silk dress pattern, a
sack of Hour or a spool of silk, a ton of barley or a paper of pins costs you no more,
very often less, than if bought elsewhere. A dinner set coupon with every purchase;
an extra one with every yard of goods bought; five extra ones with every pair of shoes
sold. Save your coupons, as we have no way of knowing who holds the right number
until they present it to us. This number w ill be posted in our window Dec. 1st and .
published in the Courier of Dec. 3rd and Observer of Dec. 5th. V
THE SUGAR PINE STORE
CRANTS PASS, OREGON
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tetchers Jewelry 'Store
Front Street, Grants Pass
HAVING PUT IX AN UP-TO-DATE STOCK OF WATCHES, CLOCKS, JEWELRY AND SILVER
WARE YOU WILL MAKE NO MISTAKE IN LOOKING OVER MY STOCK BEFORE PURCHAS
ING THESE GOODS ELSEWHERE AND IT WILL SAVE. YOU MONEY, AS MYPRICES ARE AS.
LOW AS POSSIBLE FOR FIRST-CLASS
GOODS NOW IN MY STOCK: : :
GOODS. THE FOLLOWING ARE SOME OF THE
Ladies' Solid Gold Watches, 14K, Elgin movement, from $20.00 up
Boss Filled Cases, Waltliam or Elgin movement, from $15.00 up
Geuts Filled Cases, all kinds of movements
Chain Fobs, Dickens Double and Single Vest Ornaments
, Ladies' Chains, Solid aud Gold Filled
Ladies' and Children's Neck Chains, Solid Gold and Roll Plate '
A large variety of Lockets, Emblem Pius and Charms
Solid Gold, Silver and Sterling Thimbles
RINGS I carry nothing but Solid Gold and the best make; Plain 14K Band Oval Wedding, Square, Broad.
Plain and Engraved Set Rings with all kinds of Stones; a new line of Diamond Riugs; a complete line of
Grape aud Quart. Rings.
A New StocK of Silverware and ClocRs
I now carry in stock Win, Rogers Knivesf and Forks, R.Wallace 1835 Knives and Forks,
Spoons nnd Fancy Goods. A very large assortment of Sterling Silverware such as Butter
Knives, Sugar Shells, Teaspoons, Pie Knives, Soup Spoons, Berry Spoons, Cream Ladles, Bon
Bon Scoops, Napkin Rings iu fact I have too large a stock to put in my show cases, so if you
don't see what you want call for it and I think I cau supply you. I nlso carry a complete line of
j& jz? Optical Goods j& j&
Eyes Tested Free with a machine that is giving general satisfaction.
ONLY ENGRAVING MACHINE IN SOUTHERN OREGON. Engraving on all goods bought me FREE
OF CHARGE. Canes and Umbrellas engtnvcd with initials for 5c per letter.
tM" Repairing a Specialty.
t IlNoUHAlNUc AUblN 1
Successor to Booth (EL Rummell
I need not preach th2 mid of
Insurance on your property. ou
know it should be insured, all I need
to say is
INSURE WITH BOOTH
I have'.l'tof the largest lire insur
ance companies in the world and can
give you the very best protection to be
had. You run no rik." If you"a re" in
sured with me and burn out you get
SJOHN MINOR BOOTH