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Wafch Tor the
Red Letter Days
THVRS.. FRIDAY. SATURDAY
Sept.. 28. 29. 30
Don"! Forget the
Red Letter Daya
THVRS.. FRIIlA Y. SATURDAY
. Sept.. 28. 29. 30
GRANTS PASS, JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OREGON. FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 15, 1)0S.
ell Real Estate
& w. L. IKLLAND, The Real Estate Man
Grants Pass Banking & Trust Co.
l'AII IP CAI'ITAli STOCK
Transacts a general hanking business.
Receives depu.its snlje!t to check or on demand certificates.
Our customers are assured of courteous treatment and every consideration con
sistent witli sound banking principles.
Safety deposit boxes for rent. J. FRANK WATSON. Prea.
K. A. BOOTH, Vice-Pres.
I. L. JEWELL, Cashier.
G. A. Cobb Real Estate Company
G (Front) street, Grants I'ass, 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 lurjje 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 &. DICMSON, PROPRIETORS.
office unci telephone removed to Golden Gate stable, opposite Hotel Jose
phine. for July and August whihi our new stuble is being erected.
J. n. CHILES
The Pioneer Grocer
RELIABLE GOODS AT
A Sciilty Tliis Week
FAR M-C U R E D
TIIK FINEST EVER
Frch Fruits of All Kinds
Tomatoes for canning.
Fruit jars, tops and rubbers
As an accommodation to visitors to
the Exposition aud others a Hi-section
tourist sle. per will be placed in ser
vice between Asbland, and Portland,
on trains 15 an t commencing Slay
2vih. Sectmus 9. 10, 11, aud 12 are re
served for this siatiou aud can be se
cured at the depot. U.P.Jester, Agt.
oniates and a satest tor chi lores and I
Se .""oo.. For sal. by H. A. I
a ssisi W
Negotiate Loans .
You are invited to investi
gate my large list of City and
Ground Fioor, Courier Building. &
Grants Pass, Ore.
New Pi ices for
Beginning August 1st,
prices for Caskets wil be as
All $25 Caskets reduced to $15
All $M) " " $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
lilG Furniture Store
North f.th St.,
GRANTS PASS, OREGON.
Chamberlain Cough Remedy.
This is a medicine of great worth
and merit. Try it when you have s
cough or cold and y u are certain to
be pleased with the quick relief which
it affords. It is pleasant to take and
can always be depended upon. For
sale by all druggists.
which be tltd, wim tne vvsjiiii "
immediate relief was obtained. For
by .U druggists.
HOP CROP OF ROGUE RIVER VALLEY
Yield Will Be Equal to Last Year's. While the Quality Is Excellent. '
1 his week will practically close hop
picking in Rogue River Valley for
this season for most of the yards will
have been picked this Satonlay and by
the middle of next week the last of the
picking will have been done.
The quality of this year's crop is
very good and the weather conditions
have been perfect for icking and
oaring, fronting by previous exper
ience the growers have been very care
ful to have their hops clean. With
very few exceptions the size and
quality of the hop is good and this
with the cleun picking and careful
drying will give a high average
quality to the Rogue River hop for
The yield has been less than the
average for Kogue Kivcr alloy
and a careful estimate tin es the yield
at from 800 to 1C00 louuda ptr acre,
a few yards going above this amount
and some going even as low us 000
pounds. Yards that werj under good
irrigation and were sprayed to kill
off the lice have made splendid yields.
So profitable has irrigation proven
that every yard thnt can possibly
be watered will be supplied by either
ditches or pumping plants. What ir
rigation will do for hops is proven
in the yard of English, Burrow &
Jewell on the Applegato near Murphy.
This yard of 43 acres of baby hops.
Thursday. Friday Sept.
A HARD WINTER
Base Their Predictions on the
Quantity of Yellowackts
Hatched This Summer.
All the old settlers nmoug the
farmers of Rogue River Valley are
bestirring theniaelvoa in preparation
for a hard winter, for tin"- predict a
big snow aud freezing weaher. Their
prediction is based on the old Indian
sign, and which the Whites have
found never to fail in the f3 years
since the first settler came hi re, that
a summer in which yellowjackets are
unusually numerous is certain to be
followed by a bard winter. This sign
has pioveu correct so often that I he
pioneers believe in it aud so expect a
deep snow and heavy rains this win
ter. If the number of yellowjackets is in
dicative of the severity of the weather
then Soutlinru Oregon is in for a w in
ter that would do credit to Minnesota
for the yellowjackets have swarmed
over the country in countless mill
ions. Not for year have they beeu so
numerous and in luauy of the farm
districts they havs been a veritable
pest, invading houses and barns and
by theii puguaciotia boldness making
life a trial to the farmers. Yellow-
jackets are especially fond or Ircsli
meat aud the smell of a fresh carets
would draw them this year to it iu
numbers like a swarm of bees.
O. F Gcutner who has a large
farm in lieutmr'a Gap ou the Apple
gate divide, five miles from this city,
tells that some time since he killed a
beef and before he could gut it skin
ned the yellowjackets had pounced on
it in such number aud def. ude.. their
prize with such fierceness with their j
stings that they drove him and his
son away and they had to provide
themselves with vei!s over their faces
aud gloves on tbier hands before they
ooutd comph te the work of dressing
the beef. Ii stnnt'i s are told of hun
ters who had killed a deer nnrt while
carrying the dressed carcass to their
camp were set upon by a sw aim of
yellowjackets and foiced to drop their
veuisou aud flee for their lives.
Even the freighters have found the
plague if yellowjackets a terror. Re
cently one of the eight-mule teams,
b'jlongiug to (.'apt. Mclntiro, while
coiuiug in from the Takilma smelter
with a load of matte, a. set upon
by a swarm of irate yellowjackets
aud in short order the unites heels'
were flying through the air as swiftly
as were their little tormentors, aud a
runaway was only averted by the
skill of the veterau driver who was at
the busieuss end of the jerk-line. As
it was there was a general mix-up of
mules and horses and it look the as
I aislanca of the driver of the team
following, to euable the driver to I
order restored and his team again
plodding slowly along the road with
their three wagons carrying eight
tons of copper aud all the mules
flopplug their loug ears in unison to
for the yard was only planted last
spring, is estimated to yield fully
10,000 pounds of line hops. A 8 hop
yards do not usually yield sufficiently
the first year to justify picking this
line yield of the English yard is an
evidence that it will pay to irrigate
even the first year.v
The hop crop of Rogue River Valley
for last year amounted to 1323
bales as is shown by the amount ship
ped and yet on hand. There were
shipped from Grants Pass 8SS bales
and 139 from Merlin while
8."0 bales are yet unshippd, this
amount being held by John Ranzan.
While the increase in acreage has
amounted to 193 acres, yet the total
yield in the Valley will probably not
be much above 1-100 bales.
So far as can be learned no contract
sales have been made, and no sales
are likely to lie made boou for the
growers of this district are all able to
hold their hops, the present price not
beiug satisfactory totheui. As the
hop crop of the United States is re
ported to be short, while the con
sumption of hops is steadily each
year iucr using, the hop growers ex
pect the prloe to go higher before the
close of the year. As there was no
plienomeual yield last year nor big
surplus left over, the growers are
fully convinced that it is a scheme on
the tinkle of the bells ou the lend
Verily Southern Oregon has had a
plague of yellow jackets this snuimer
and if this winter will he as hard as
have bnen their stings theu will over
coats and gloves be in order in this
"Italy of America," this land where
sleighs aud skates are uuknown and
where flowers bloom every mouth in
Southern Oregon Grist Mills
Jackson county has four grist mills,
they being located at Ashland, Med
ford, Gold Hill aud Eagle Point, and
they ao operated the greater port ion
of each year, though largo'y on wheal
imported from Eastern Oregon and
Washington, for Jackson coutuy docs
not grow near all the grain required
for homo consumption. Josephine
county has two grist mills, one at
Grants Pass and the other at Kerby,
yet both are Idle for the entire year.
The mill iu this city is a flue plant
with the latest equipment and with
steatnjxiwer. The one at Kerby is a
good mill, but would need a little im
proving. It has water power from
Illinois river, which affords ample
aud cheap power for the entire year.
That it would b,6 as profitable to
operate the Grunts Pass mill ou im
ported grain as it is for the mills of
Jackson county is appureut to any
mill man. Tho operating expenses of
a mill here would he uo greater than
at Pendleton or Portland, from which
comes most of the flour and feed im
ported into Josephine county. The
Southern Oregon mil's have a decided
advantage ou freight rates, which are
much lower on wheat from Portland
to Grants Pass than on flour and feed.
With the thousands of dollars that
art sent out of the county each mouth
for flour and feed, a direct drain on
the finaucial resources of this section,
it would be a profitable undertaking
for the business men of Grants Pass
to co-oiwrate in a plan to have the
local flouring mill placed in 0x-ra
tint). The investment would be both
safe and profitable.
For I. A 1)1 EH
And ton AM.
New Stock, Just In
A Keatlv Nice Scrvii-oablo
I.adioa' KhfMj for
A S hfHil Shoe That Will Vivmr
ami Ih IjOW in Prim
West G Strut
Second block from Sixth itrrtt
the part of the dealers to break the
market and then so soon as the) have
the bulk of the crop secured to shove
the price np to at least what it was
last year. The Aimour Company
with their trt we mlxus wealth and
power have added heps to the other
oommodilirs which they handle, and
as they are accustomed to make
profits of millions ou their dials they
plan to do the same ou the 1005 hops
that they handle and consequently
thoy are assisting the other buyers in
their work of demoralizing prices by
a concerted bear movement ou their
part. As the hop growers, like all
farmers, except a few fruit, wool and
mohair growers, are nnoigniiized they
will have to take the price that the
dealers see fit to ofTur. Wi re the hop
growers organized so they could bell
and ship hops by the car Toad and deal
direct with the brewers they would
be able to realize all that the market
would afford for their crop. Already
the fcpirit of co-operation aud union is
being felt among the hop growers and
after they have been mushed a few
more times aud barely made expense
moving their crop they will form
district unions that will act together
aud eliminate the bulls and bears
who gamble lu hops and then let the
law of supply aud demand adjust the
price each year.
28, 29, 30
NEW YORK COMPANY
BUYS ALLOFOPP MINE
Dr. R eddy and Fred T. Perry Dis
pose of Their Holdings for
a Good Figure.
Report comes from Jacksonville
that Dr. J. F. Roddy and Fred T. Per
ry have sold their iuterest in the Opp
mine to the New York parties who
latolv purchased thei Interest of J.
W. Opp la the same. Mr. Opp
held 70 per cent of the property nml
the price he realized was reported at
flDA.OOO. The statement is now made
that the remaining III) per cent was
sold on a basis of f l7n,0tH) for the en-
Foster & Uunuall, the well known
mining men of Grants Pass wnro the
purchasers of all the Interests In the
Opp property for New York capital
ists, whom they represent. The
uianagoment of the miae will be iu
the hands of Messrs. Foster it Uuu
nell, but as to the future plans of the
uew purchasers uo information is yet
given, other than that the productive
capacity of the mine is to he Increased
all that It will warrant.
The mine Is eqnlpped with a 10
stamp mill erected and placed in
operation last fall. The pcer Is
eletiic, supplied from Gold ftay, and
the mill is one of the most complete
and up-to-date In Southern Oregon. The
bnildiug was dciignsd for Do stamps
and it is understood that the new
owners will at once put In the 10
stamps that W ill complete the equip
ment. Ibe Opp mine property embraces
over 200 acres anil Is located on Jack
son creek a mile and a half west of
Jacksonville. Nine veins have been
located aud over iUKKl feet of funnel
has been run that have n-ticil some
very rich bodies of ore. Tram cars
are osed to transport the ore to the
mill and these are operated liv gravity
and the drainage of the mine is also
The Opp inliin is situated In one of
the richest mineral districts of Soulh
eru Oregon for the hills about Jack
sonville are a network of gold bearing
veins and almost everv creek anil
gulch of that section has afforded rich
pUeer diggings. I hern Is every cer
tainty that the Opp mine will Income
a pto-rty that will warrant a no or
more stamp mill anil that It will be
come t.nu of ths pig gold I roducers
of the Pacific (Joast.
Keware of Olnltnenti for Catarrh That Coalala
as msreory will surely destroy the
sense of smell aud completely derange
the whole system when entering it
through tlm mucous surfaces, hur.h
articles should never Is: used except
ou prescriptions from reputable phy-j
MCian aa the dnmsiio they will do
is ten fold to ths grmd yon can iossl
bly derive from them. Hall's Catarrh
Cure, manufactured by F. J. Cheney
cV Co., Toledo, O., contains no mer
cury, and is taken internally, acting
direcilr osin the blood and mucous
surfaces of the system. In buying
Hall s Catarrh Cora he sure you get
the genome. It Is taken internally
and made lu Toledo, Ohio, by F. J.
Cheney & Co. Testimonials free.
Hold by all Druggists. Price 7V s-r
'lake Hall's Family Pills for con
FALL WEATHER HAS ARRIVED
And with it conies suggestions regarding your
Winter necessities. We are well prepared to ...
cater to your wants. This immense store is full
of the necessary comforts of lifeall the new
and latest and more coming every day; the
PRICES GENUINE PURSE TICKLERS.
HEATERS and RANGES $4.50 to $5010 year guarantee.
BLANKETS, Comforts and Spreads, 90c to $7.50. V
FILLOWS 65c to $2.50. " '
INDIAN ROBES $4.')0 up. '
PORTIEE ES $3.50 to $10.
CARPETS Closing out some numbers 20 off.
RUGS Sample Rugs $2.25 aud $2.50, reduced to $1.')0.
FURNITURE New Dressers, new shapes, new prices.
Gentlemen's Shaving Stand and Collarette.
NEW LINOLEUMS, best makes, (.0 to 85c yard.
NEW PICTURE MOULDINGS, beautiful effects!
A visit to our 10c Bargain Couuter of Dishes will be a pleas
ing and profitable surprise to you.
Thomas a O'Neill
NEW SPRAY FOR
THE CODLIN MOTH
Hood River Fruit Growers Who
Used It Find Less Worms
Than With Old Spray,
Hood River fruit growers who have
used arsenate of lead this summer Hud
less worms In their apples than where
the old sprays i'j which lime is a
chief ingredient have beeu nsed.
Chris Pethmati and Mr. Church report
very successful results from the. use
of this spray. Mr. Tucker, it is un
derstood, attempted to manufacture
his own arsenate of lead, and pro
duced a mixture which burucd the
foliage xf his trees.
E L. Hiuith received a letter from
Prof. Kuisloy of the experimental
station at the Oregon Agricultural
College, Corvullis, who said It was
impossible for the farmers to manu
facture their own arsenate of lead
without a refractory furuacu. The
arsenate of lead in a coiuMmid ready
for use can be bought very cheap, aud
it is useless and uneconomical for the
farmers to undertako its manufacture.
Apples sprayed with the arsenate
of lead compound do not have the
coating of lime as in the case with
the use of the old sprays, and this one
item affords n oiisiderable saving iu
time and labor in the packing season.
Furthermore, arsenate of lead Is a
nicer spray mlxtuie to handle. There
is nothing to clog the spray pumps,
aud it requires loss stirring, the com
pound remaining in supsenslou much
longer than any lime preparation.
This new spray is a'so meeting
with success in California. The
Watsnnville Pajiimnlau, referring to
Horticultural Commissioner Kodgers'
spraying operations this year, says
that ho Is using entirely arsenate of
lead and is much pleased w ith the
He rays that it. is a dllllcult matter
to find a worm on the sprayed trees,
while chock trees In the same orchard
show a number of the pc-d. While
It is ton early In the season to pro
claim victory over this dreaded pest,
Mr. Kodgers firmly believes that ill
the arsenals of lead orchurdlst of the
coast have a remedy that will prove
effect mil in the case of the codlin
It is reported that the moth is
show ing up in greater numbers than
ever before ill Watsouvllle, and that
the growers who neglect to spray will
lie able to get only a small leri'eiitage
of their fruit into the highest grades.
taken in part payment
for now ones
to Southern Oregon
PEARS IN CANADA
Canadians Ps.y Big Price for
Fruit From the "Italy
Such has been the rat ages of tho
pear blight iu the Eastern states aud
recently iu California that the pro
duction of marketable pears has beeu
greatly reduced in those sections.
The sequence of this shortage is that
the prloe of pears was higher than
apples last year aud this year the
price is evnu going higher. Rogue
River Valley as yet is free from the
blight aud the pears from here beiug
of extra quality and flavor aud being
sound are Hue shippers. Tho demand
was so great last year that local
growers had mure orders than they
uould fill, while the demand fur this
year promises to be even greater.
Of a talu of pears reeoutly made-by
Captain Gordon Voorhies, who has a
400 acre orchard to pears and apples
iu Jackson oouuty, the Modford Mail
gives the following facts:
"A carload of pears shipped from
the Eduu Valley orchards, owued by
("apt. Voorhies, to Montreal brought
prices which are causing pear growers
in other teutious to 'sit up and take
notice1 of Rogue River Valley. This
carload of pears consisted of 600
boxes, aud of these U were what are
termed 'second' among the packers
of this section, yet they must have
looked good to the 'Canucks,' fur
the whole car sold at an average of
$1,110 per box, which would equal
about :10 per box here. The price
was somewhat almve the usual price
lu other years, of course, but it In
dicates what may 11 expected iu the
way of prices fur pears this year.
The Eden Valley orchards will pro
duce this year somewhere iu the
neighborhood of 11,000 boxes of pears
ulwriut 2(1 carloads. This la uot a
large a crop as has beeu produced, hut
the prices this year will make the In
come not unsatisfactory. "
Chambtrlsln'i Cough Remedy Aidi Nature.
Medicines that aid naluru are
always most effectual. Chamber
Iain's Cough Remedy acts ou this
plan. It allays tho cough, relieves
the luns, aids exectiiratiou, opens
the secretions and aids nature lu re
slnrlux the system to a healthy cou
dltlo.l. It is famous for its cures
over a laige part of the civilised
world. Thousands have testified to
its Ucriur excellence. It counter
acts any tendency to a cold to result
la pneumonia. For sain by all drug
gists. t lMdt