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GRANTS PASS. JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1905.
I Sell Real Estate
f W. L
IRELAND, The Real Estate Man
Grants Pass Banking & Trust Co.
PAID IP CAPITAL STOCK
Transacts a general banking business.
Receives deposits subject U check or on demand certificates.
Our customers are assured of courteous treatment and every consideration con
sistent with sound banking principles.
Safety deposit boxes for rent. J. KKANK WATSON, Pres.
K. A. 1100TH, Vice-I'res.
L. L. JEWELL, Cashier
6. A. Cobb Real Estate Company
G (Front) street, Grants Pass, Oregon
Are in a position to offer to the purchasing public bargains in
all manner of Real Estate or Personal Property, such as small
or large Farms; vacant or improved City Lots, in acre tracts or
less, in payments to suit purchaser. We only invite your in
vestigation to convince you. We are also handling New and
Second-Hand Goods, Horses, Milch Cows, Burros, Packing
Outfits, etc, Give us a call. ::::::
We have this week a good ranch, close to town, to excange for city
property, aud some cheap light rigs from $2.50 to $20.00.
and SALE STABLES
DEAN tY DICHISOIM, PROPRIETORS.
Otlioe and telephone removed to Golden Gate stable, opposite Hotel Jose
phine, for July and August while our new stable is being erected.
Sunrise Condensed Milk
That is out to make a reputa
tion. Ir made at a new eonden
sery on Coos Itay. the big dairy
district of Oregon.
Proved to Ie the Best
by the agent who bought a can
of another brand and ojened
it undone of his and proved his
was the liest.
Is Not Two-ihirds Sugar,
Water and Corn Starch
Hut is pure cows milk and is
just ns good as cow's milk for
your co flee. Try it and he con
vinced. Introductory Price of 10c per Can
on single cans. Special rates on
Made in Spokane from hard
wheat, which makes the beet
cracker of any wheat. Try a
package at -.'i cents.
Front st., near Fourth.
Lewis and Clark Eiposllion.
During the Lewis and Clark Expo
sition the Southern Pacific Company
will sell ronud trip ticket to Port- i
laud, limit 0 day, at one aud oue
third fan for the round trip. For
parties of ten or more traveling on
oue ticket, one fare for the round
trip. For organized part in of 100 or
more, individual tickets, at one fare
for the round trip.
Stop-over of 10 days will be given
at Portland on all one way ticket
reading through that point during
the exposition. Ticket! most be de
posited with Joint Agent at Portland
aud charge of 50 cent will be made
(or extension of time.
Typewriter supplies, ribbons, paper,
etc., at the Courier office.
You are Invited to investi
gate my large list of City and
Ground Fiour, Courier Building.
Grants Pass, Ore.
F E E I)
New Pi ices for
Beginning August 1st,
prices for Caskets wil be as
All $25 Caskets reduced to J15
All $.10 " " $20
$35&$40 " " $25
Black Cloth Caskets reduced
50 per cent.
Hearst and service In proportion.
These prices are for cash only.
A, U. Bannard
BIG Furniture Store
North f.th St ,
GRANTS PASS, UKEGON.
As an accommodation to visitors to
the Exposition, aud others a Pi-section
tourist lie per will be placed in ser
vice between Ashland, and Portland,
on trains 15 and IB commencing May
2!tli. Sections 9. 10, II, and 13 are re
served for this station and can be sc.
cured at the depot. O. P. Jester, AgL
Heads a specialty. AU work
Cor. 8tb and I sts. P.O. Box 0i
Grants Pass, Oregon.
New Steel Rails All Le-id-Steel
Bridges and Concrete Arches
to Replace Wooden Ones.
Notwithstanding tin immense traffic
that the Southern Paciflo has had to
move over this divisiou of their
system the Company has continued
the extensive betterment to the road
bed that was begun last year. Tin
relaying of the track from Cottage
Grove to Ashland, with 80 pouud
steel to take the place of the 64 pound
steel heretofore in nse, has been com
pleted aud now a large crew are at
work reballas'ing the track pud get
ting the roadbed in perfect condition
to withstand the hard usage of winter
All the wooden bridges are to be
done away with, the large streams to
be spauued by steel bridges, while
the small streams will have concrete
arches. The concrete piers have been
completed for the bridge across Koitnc
liver at Gold Hill aud the steel foi
the new bridge is expected to be re
ceived tliH week. And then with
that tkill of railroad bridge bnilders
the steel structures will be put in
place aud the old wocdeu bridge re
moved without an hour's delay to tin
traiu service of the road. The con
crete piers are now being pnt iu for
the steel bridge that is to replace I he
present wooden bridge across Evans
creek at Woodvilln.
The wooden trestles are gradu
ally being replaced by fills of earth.
The Pacific Construction Company,
which has large contracts with the
Southern Pacific for filling, has a
crew ' nd a steam shovel aud traiu of
dump cars at work filling in Hades
canyon near Tunnel 9, beyond Lelaud
This can von ia over 100 feet dep and
nearly 1)00 feet loug. Brimstone canyon
is anoiher geographical name of ttiat
locality that will pass from the rail
road men's list of danger points for it
is t j be filled. 'I his canyon is as deep
and as dangerous as its neighbor,
Hades canyon, whose name i so
suggestive of bad tilings, and will be
a big job that the railroad conipauy
will begiu on early next spring.
All along the line curves are being
lessened or eliminated and htavy
grades lowered and the track pnt in
8lino for heavy traflic anil fast trains.
This betterment of the roadbed has
cume to be a necessity for the Port-laud-San
Fiaucieco line is becoming
one of the most imiortaiit roads in
the Southern Pacific system, aud the
Company to keep pace with this lnr.-
and growing traflic is putting en ad
ditional rolling stock of the hea iest
engines an I coaches. When the new,
heavy steel rails have been placed on
the entire line aud the wooden bridges
replaced by steel structures, tie
tiestlles by fills, the sharp curves
eliminated and the heavy grades re
duced, as the Company intends to do,
then will a time card ho put into
effect that will give the pnssenger
trains on ;his road a speed such as is
run on Eastern roads aud which will
make it possiba for pass niters to
reach Portland or San Francisco in
two to four hours less time than is
now required for the journey.
Distinguished Visitors for Grants
The annual conference for Oregon
of the Methodist Episcopal
South denomination will be held ill
Grants Pass, beginning on Thursday,
September 2N. The cooler nee will
be presided over by Hishop H. C.
Morrison, of New Orleans. This con
ference embraces all of the state of
Oregon and every minister of this de
uouiiuHtiou is expected to be present.
There will also bo ill attendance
sevi ral uote.1 divines and personage
from the East.
The sessions of the conference will
be held in the M. E.
church South 1
and Kev. W. T. Guulder and the
members of his congregation ae mak
ing every preparation to priqerly iu
tertaiu those attending the confer
enee. As this is a state gathering
and tli -re will be many distinguished
person- iu attendance it would be
proper thut the other churches of the
city co-operate in exteuding a bos
pitality aud greeting to the strangers
that shall give them a most favorable
impression of Grants Pass aud of its
Land Office Indefinitely Closed. I
Tho Courier has had a number ot !
letters of inquiry as to when thei
jloseburg land nflieo will be opened j
for business. There Is no informa
tion to give out more than that the
office is sti'l closed. That is, no
receipts are beiug issued; no filings
placed of record and no proofs ordered
made, but filings may lie made at any
iu charge of
Agent H. F. Higby Is
the office aud filings
made are acknowledged by him aud
the pi)ers are filed with the date
Wheu finally the register aud re
ceiver are apioinled and the office is
open for business ttiese filings w,l
be taken np and passed upon in their
regular order. Until the oflice is
opened iersous who have made
filings have nothiug to do but
wait. They will be notified when
their filings have been reached, and
if theirs be homestead filings H ey
will be ssted to return to the land
office the filing fees which were re
turned to them when the fil Eg was
If you want to keep posted In a
commeie al way, don't fail to read
oui classified ad column.
LOCATE GOOD CLAIMS
ON INDIAN CREEK
Marshal George Finch and
Sims Co Prospecting With
City Marshal George Finch, re
turned Sunday from his vacation
aud will again take op bis otlicinl
duties, which have been atteuded to
by Patrolman Liucoln McGrew with
Henry Wooldridge doing duty as
partoltnau. As is the cntsom with
Grants Pass men when they go for
an outiug ptospectiug is engaged iu
aud Marshal Finch was no exception
to the rule for lie pnt in six weeks
of hard work with pick aud shoved.
Accoinpanyiug Marshal Finch was L.
Sims, of this city, aud they located
some fine qnartz claims on the west
fork of Indian creek. Indian creek is
tributary to Klamath river and heads
about the base of Bolen Peak, as dots
All house, one branch of Applcgate
and a number of other streams, aud
to reach it Marshal Finch and air.
Sims first went to Holland aud then
on the old Pick trail aud (n by way
cf Beleu lako and across the Althouse
divide to Indian creek, following
almost the identical trail that the
first millers traveled who came from
Happy Camp on Klamath river and
worked the newly found placer dig
gings on lose bine creek and Sn'.lur
diggings, now Waldo, on the Upper
Messrs. Fiuch and Sims had good
success with tlieir prosccting aud
they brought back some flue nuggets
as well as rich quartz specimens to
prove that they had made a good
slrike. They each located a claim
and they will Inter on have some ex
tensive development work done bo as
to fully ascertain the value of their
EVERYBODY TO REST
EXCEPT LABORING MEN
Next Monday Labor Day and
and Public Offices and
Banks to Close.
Governor Chamberlain Monday is.
ued the following proclamation
urging t ie observance of Labor Day
iu Oregon :
Whereas, The first Monday iu Sep
tember each year has been designated
by law as a legal lioli lay, to be
known as Labor Da1.
Now, therefore, I, George E.
Chamberlain, as governor of thn stale
of Oregon, do make puhlio proclama
tion of the fact that Monday, the -lib
day of September, 1905, is set apart
as a legal holiday for rest from ordi
nary labors. The present friendly re
lations between labor and c.tpital in
our splendid commonwealth should be
maintained in order to a continuance
of the prosperity which our people
enjoy. To assist in promoting that
mnch desired couditioti, I earnestly
pray that there bo a general suspen
sion of business on the day tiins set
apart, and that employer ami emplnve
will meet iu social and friendly .'n
tercourse, thereby coming into closer
touch aud relationship each with the
other mid becoming bet ter acquainted
witli the I. dustrial life and condition
of the whole people.
Ill testimony whereof, I have hern
unto set my hand and canned the Great
Seal of the Slate to he allised tin rcto
Done at the capital, ill the City of
Salem, this -Mil (lay ot August. A.
GEO. E. CH A Mil Kit LA IN, Governor.
Hy the Governor :
F. I. DUN HA It, Secretary of State.
Where the Peach Originated.
The following letter is printed with
the answer iu case others beside the
writer are interested
in 1 1 1 origin of
tho peach :
"limn member of Heaver Valley
Grange No. lino, and at our last meet
ing the questiou was asked: ' VMierc
did tho peach nriginat':' No decide I
answer could bo given and much dis
cussion was hurl without settling the
qucstion. Therefore I presume to beg
that you will help us out by favoring
with answer to the question if your
time will permit. Thanking you in
hoping it won't be too
Ambrose it. Levi tin-.,
Haiuer, Or. "
Two theori s are quoted of the
origiu of tle js-aeh English lsjtauists
(among wiom Charles Durwlu may
becitidj believe the w i Id almond to
be the forefather of tliesacli. And
that the i.ilrc duct ion of the fruit in
Europe and thence to Americ.i was
by way of I'.inia and Asia Minor
whet ce the name "IVrsica," given to
the peach. French botanists believe
the peach to be indigenous in China
w tr it was cultivated for many
years prior to the Christian era. The
almond does not grow wild in China,
uor are wild peaches foptid tiiere
nowadays. Oue observer found in
Afghanistan a var oty of wild almond
b ariug fruit much resembling the
The general b lief among groweis
who have investiagled is that the
fruit originated iu Asia Minor, aud
was thence can led toEuroe. But
general belief is not woith much in
the face of scientific evidence.
AtUiktd by a Mob
beaten iu s labor riot until
covered with sores a Chicago street
car conductor applied Luokl'-n's
Arnica Salve and was soon sound and
well. "1 use it in my family1'
writes G. J. , eli h of Tekousha
...u 4.,.i enri . ' u,.il
. , nl l ,1111,1 Iu I lfk
at all druggists.
P AI TllOUSE
AN INCENDIARY FIRES
The Building Is Burned As Also
Large Quantity of Pro
duce and Tools.
There is a shortage of frnit in the
valley. It has made a more complete
failure than for 30 years past.
We are sorry to hear that Grandpa
Hogue, while chopping w od had the
misfortnue to sever oue of his toes.
Cool nights. Tho crickets are cbir-
oping aud the wind blows us much as
to say "Autumn aud wiuter are coin
ing on. "
Mr. and Mrs. Hogdou moved to Mr.
GrituVs home to cere for it dnriug
t lie stay of Mr. aud Mr, Griflln at
the hop yard.
Mr. aud Mrs. Turner were thrown
from their buggy in a ruuaway last
Sunday. Nothing serious is reported
aud Johuey was handling the reius
this Monday niotulng as though
nothing unusual bad happened.
Grandma Sowell lias moved from
her old home, to that of tier son,
Dick SjW'cII. There were many at
tachments to the old home for grand
ma, the walnut tree, the old Glory
Muudy apple tree and the grape vlue,
which l as covered most of the
kitchen, aud borne fruit for many
years, were Till planted by her own
hands. She has lived at ..the old
home about !IH years, aud many happy
days have been hers while there.
therefore witli a heavy heart, she says
goodbye to the old Ik me.
Ou Saturday night at about II
o'clock some heartless person set tiro
to Or. Spence's storehouse. Tie
lire was beyond con rol wheu dis
covered. The doctor had just
threshed about M) bnshels of peas,
which were iu the building as were
also 1000 jiouuds of baui n, 30 dozen
cans of fruit, KMX) pounds of potatoes,
III barrels of vinegar, cider mill, 1)00
apple boxes and all the tools that the
farm afforded and many other thing
too numerous to mention were
burned. Tho loss falls heavily ou
Dr. Spence. No motive can be as
signed for the awful deed.
RETURNED TO OWNER
A Pickpocket or Another Person
Makes Amends for a Theft
llone Three Years Ago.
George H. Calhoun, a popular
clothing man ot this city, has re
gained possession of a pocket book
that he ever expected to si e, though
hu is out the f0 that it contained.
Three years ago this August Mr. and
Mrs. Calhouii were Iu Han Fraucilaco
and while riding on a crowded street
car Mr. Calhoun bad his pocket book
stolen by a pickpocket. No trice
could be found of it hy the police and
he gave it up for lost.
Last week while Mr. aud Mrs
Calhoun wore at the fair and at Sea
aide a postal card came to bis store
from the postmaster at Watsonvllle
California, stating that a package
was there to his addiess aud to for
ward stamps aud it would be sent to
him. His clerk, Owen Thomas,
forwarded the a'an.ps and tho package
came. On Mr. Calhoun's return
Eriduy be opened it and there was his
pockctnook. At the time it was
stolen It contained "! in currency,
ilrnlt for llsi, a number of receipts
aud other pacri, and a gold K. of P,
pin. All wcic returned exo- pt the
: luouev, the tliicl being too cautious to
. try to cash the draft, though its pay
lie lit had been stop'd by Mr. Cal
lioun. Among the pajs-rs was a re
rcint given the previous mouth for
payuiciit of the rent of a store build
iug, win h Mr. Calhoun had rented iu
WatsonviMe, and it was this address
tliut had bei ii placed ou the package
when mailed from San Francisco.
The writing was a woman's and Mr.
Calhoun thinks that the thief hail
died or loft and that the pockothook
loot come into possession of some
woman who took it on herself to re
turn it to its rightful owner.
The only safe procedure when oue
goes a single step beyond the neat an'
orderly ptovision for generally recog
ni.i'd practical necessities of the
town is to look fairly anil squarely
ml) the future, to adopt a definite
and comprehensive plan ami policy
and never to undertake ot accept a
project of improvement without
earnestly and di liberalelr comparing
Ha probable results with the aims of
the plan, says the Juno Atlantic.
However wise and comprehensive they
may be, such general plain must from
time to time m modified, but the
modification! should be thoughtfully
nod deliberately accepted, tint drifted
into bapha.ard What village im
provers seem often to forget is that
tlieir selections from the bill of fare
are not for a day only, but for many
J ears, and most be considered in re
lation to tbe selections of the past aud
of the future for the locality in which
they are to occur.
liAHGAlN A 4 room box house
and thr e loH In a good location for
$150, $50 down and $3 per mouth.
- l"" i rau II
W. U Ireland.
the Ken I Estate Man.
HEADING FOR PORTLAND
The Fifth Transcontinental Road
Soon to Reach
A further extension of the Chicago
A Northwestern railroad toward Port-
laud lias been ordered. At tbe close
of the year tbe company will have
completed about 2tt0 miles of con
struction In 1905. The road will, at
the present rate of construction, enter
Portland in about three years.
By the close of 1905 the Northwest
ern line will have reached a point at
the southwest corner of the Shoshone
Iudiau leservatiou. The extension
just decidrd on will carry it 85 miles
farther, into the state of Idaho.
Amended articles of iuoorporatiou,
in the name of tbe Wyoming Central,
have been filed in Wyoming, increasing
the capital stock to 118,600,000. The
iuorease is necessitated by a decision
to immediately begiu a further ex-
teution westward of 38 miles, aud to
build an arm southward to Salt Lake
Oily. The contract let about a month
ago provided for an extension west
from Casper to Spider creek, aud the
uew arrangement will carry it 85
miles west of that poiut.
It is said the Booth-Kelly Lumber
Company, which owus the Oregon
Ceutral military road land grant, a 10-
mile strip extending across tbe state,
has been approached by both the
Northwestern aud the Gould people
with propositions for purchase of this
The Northwestern has, It ia known,
made a preliminary survey following
that route, and entering the Will
amette valley along the north fork of
the Willnmete river. Extensive sur
veys have beeu made by the Northwest
ern lu tlie coos Hay couutry, and
these mo' emetits have, it is said, beeu
directly respons bl for the Ilarrimnu
deoisiou to build a road from Draiu
The Northwestern, under its present
management, controlled by the Van
derbilts, Hewitt, Ames, Marshall
Field, Cyrus MoCormick and other
independent meu, is proving to be one
of the most aggressive railroads in the
country. It bus bad a wonderful
growth lu Intlueiinn as woll as
mileage, and ia speiidiug millions of
dollars iu construction work to
strengthen its position. Portland
20 more hop pick
ers wanted at the
John Ranzau yards.
FOR THIS YEAR
A R.. Issue Order Post-
ponln Re-unlon to
As stated lu the Courier of last
week there will be no encampment
this fall of the Southern Oregon old
soldiers and sailors.
The following general order has
been issued hy the officers of the He-
union Association, relative to the
postponement of the reunion:
GENEKAL OHDEll NO. ft.
Iu compliance with the following
resolution the date for holding the
next reunion of the Hoteliers' and
Sailors' Iteuiilou Association of
.Southern Oregon Is changed from
SeptemlM-r 14-IH, llM to some date iu
June, 1UIM, of which due notice will
he given in general nrdera
Hy command of H M. NEALHON,
Cob m l Coiuiiisndiug
Attest: T. E. HILLS,
Meilford, Ore., August 2.1, IHO.'i.
Whereas, At a meeting which had
been called, the olllcers and a large
uiri of the members br person aud
proxy of the Southern Oregon Sol
diers' and Sailors' Iteuniou Association
met at Medford, Oregon, Aug '.'I,
HHJ.'i. Iu view of the fact of Grunts
Pass having I" en selected hy the lie
partmeiit of Oregon as the phice for
holding its next uneiiiig, lu IIMKI, aud
owing to the fact lhat the Lewis and
Clark Fair is now on at Portland, I.
was dei med la st for all interested iu
our Association that the meeting set
for Bontchmer 14-IH tat , ferretl to
June, Itll'l. Therefore the following
resolution was offered and un
Kesolved, That the meeting of the
Southern Oregon Soldiers' and
Sailors' iteuniou Association set for
September 14 IH, lUOo, be deferred to
the mouth of June, l'.artl, lu ordei to
meet with tbe Department Encamp
mint at Grunts I'ass, which will be
held during that mouth.
M. t Conference at Albany,
The annual conference for Oiegou
of the Methodst Episcopal church
will lie held at Albany for this year
and will begiu on Wednesday, Hep
tern her 20. The sessions will be held
ill .he M. K. church of which Kev. J.
W. McDougall is pastor. This is
one of the largest church edillcva
iuhtat city aud it has been repaiuted
aud lauHuiah -d to have It lu perfect
order for the distinguished gathering
that will take place within it.
The conference will lie presided over
by Hishop W. F. McDowell, of
Chicago. lilhop Wahleu, of Cincin
nati, who will be ou llieCoasloua
visit to relatives, will be present aud
will deliver an address. This cou
ferenoe is made np of mluiateis ouly.
Seasonable Items at Prices worthy of Your
ICE CREAM FREEZERS Tho White Mount
ain, the best made, a big rocipe book with oach
freezer. We want to close out the 6 and 8
quart sizes, here's tho figures that will do it
quickly G quart $3.25 each, all complete
S " 4.25
TENTS-$3.00 to $11.50.
here hard to beat.
HAMMOCKS 75c to
BABY CARRIAGES and GO-CARTS -Reduced
nearly J $3.50 to $17.50. All tho be
Jelly Glasses Tumblers Water Sets.
Thomas . O'Neill J
Uha Housefurnishers 2
GRANITE HILL MINE
TO HAVE 20 STAMPS
Ten Stamps Being Put In and
Granite Hill to Be a
Tbe last oar load of machinery for
the addition to the Granite Hill
quarts mill was hauled to the mine
this week by H. E. Iiarrlckunn, Joe
Krultas and Tho. MoCallister, the
freighters who bad the cont-aet for
the work. Siioerintcndout L. I).
Wickersbatn has a forco of meu at
work putting the i tamps and tbe ad-
ditiunal boiler and eugiuo iu place
and lie pxtiecta the new stamps will
bo lu operation within a month.
With the uew batteries of 10 stamps
now being installed the Granite Hill
mine will have 20 stamps In operation
making it the secoud largest mill in
Southern Oregon, the Greenback
mine alouo having a larger equip
pieut This doubling of the mill
capaoity will cause a largo increase
lu the number of meu employed in
the mine. There is now a village of
150 persons at Granite Hill and hy
the close of this year tlieto will be
fnlly 200 people residing at that initio.
It is currently reported that 20 more
stamps will be added uext sptlng to
tho mill's equipment which if done,
will make Granite Hill oue of the
big mines of the Pacific Coast.
Granite Hill mine is now a large
factor lu the buaiuois prosperity of
Grants Pass, a daily stago plying ho
tweeu the mine and tho town, and the
additional payroll that a 40-stamp
mill would create It would become
even of more importance in the trade
welfare of Grants Pass. And Its sui
cessas a mining proposition will lie
far reaching in effect and will be the
means of Inducing c. pitalista to un
dertake the oieratinu of the mines,
thereby giving the milling industry
an iuiietuH iu all Southern Oregon.
Bcwsrc of Ointment for Cstsrrh 1 hat Cuatain
as mercury will surely d'-strny the
sense of smell and cnmpletely dorango
tbe whole system when entering it
through the mucous surfaces. Such
articles should never bet I exeiq t
tin nrescrlpl ions from reputable phy
sicians as the damage thev will do
Is ten fold to the good yon can possi
bly derive from them. Hall's Catarrh
Cure, manufactured bv 1''. J. Cheney
tit, Cn., Toledo, ()., contains no mer
curv, and is taken internally, acting
dlrectlr ohiii the blood and mucous
surfaces of the system. In buying
Hall s Catarrh Cure he sure you get
the genuine. It is taken internally
aud made iu Toledo, Ohio, by F. J.
Cheney A Co. Testimonials free.
Sold by all Druggists. Price loc.pcr
Take Hall's Family Pills for con-
t 1 1 hi t Kin.
H. A. Iti ad. Cisco,
March 1 1 til. HMD : "
sprutuid so badly by a
useless; and after
remedies tioit fulled
used llillaid'a Snow
Ti xiis, w riles,
Mv wrist was
full lhat it was
using sevi lal
to give relief,
I eario slly ri commend it
to any on
siilfirlug from sprains
otic, (I IS) at
Model Drug Store.
Itotermuuil 's and
) :'-: ? '
taken in part payment
for new ons
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t i 4 11 ta i- M 'i 4 'i i i I'd l : 1 J
We show you values
They are going
ROGUE RIVER VALLEY
The Making of C ane Svrup
Be Again Undertaken on
In tho eld freighting days preceding
the railroad when sugar and syrup
were both expensive articles to bring
iu by freight teams the growiug of
sorghum was rxteusively carried on
In 'logue River Valley aud a large
quantity of syrup was manufactured.
The Applrgate valley was especially
noted for the fine flavored, clear syrup
that the farmers made and sold In the
various sutt'ements of touthern
Ot recent years the growiug of
cane and the uanufactute of syrup
has been carried on but little, but the
demand for sorghum syrup, which by
many is considered more pure and
healthful aud of better flavor than
(he faotory made syrup, has so in
creased that several Applcgate far
mers have again taken up its produc
tion ou a large scale. Among these
farmers are James Cook and Casper
Kubll, both of Missouri Flat, the
foimer having two acres of caue aud
the latter oue acre. The caue iu their
fields Is as thrifty aud juicy as the
best Kansas caue. Tin stalk now
stand from 10 to 15 feet high aud the
yield will be equal to the best
Eastern caue fields. The caue will be
ripe by the middle of September when
syrup making will be begun. lioth
Mr. Cook and Mr. Kuhli are ex
perienced In tho nianufacturu of syrup
and the lovers of the t Id Kansas arti
cle will be able to gel molasses such
as they ate ou the l ot cakes tin t
Rich Strike on Twelve-Mils Creek
A rich placer strike ia reported ou
Twelve Mile creek in the wesieru
part of Doulas county and as high as
K to the au has been gotten. This
new placer find ia said touotouh
comprise the creek bed, but also its
hanks and even-tne high ground bor
dering thereon. It is the theory that
placir gold is supplied trout the
quart ledges found higher up on the
creek, where some very tich quatlis
ledges or pockets may soon be
located. Twelve Mile creek la a
tributary of the I'pper Middle Forx
of tho Coquillo river and is easy of
access from Can as Valley, the nearby
huso of supplies and poatofllce. This
uew district lies in the famous Sal
mon Mountain, Johnson Creek and
Sixes mining belt ill the Coast Kaugu
The Soulhern Oregon Stale Nor
The first ter u of the school year will
own September i:i, r.it'.'i. The citizens
cf Al liiud have furnished the neces
sary financial aid tolide the school
over the Hefen ml ii m hold-up. Tho
piesint outlook indicates the largest
enrollment of students in the history
of this iiisli'utiou. Addre s Pres. II.
F. Mulkey for the new cata'ogue