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Dry Goods, Clothing
Cloaks and Wraps
Boots and Shoes
(Reoeived too late for last week. )
John Sparlin was at Provolt tliia
week on bueinesa.
Will Miller, of Williams, spent
Friday and Saturday visiting friends
W. F. Fields, who has beeu spend
ing the summer in Washington, re
turned home Saturday, accompanied
by his wife. They sxpect to depend
the winter here in the Applegate val
ley. The warm sou shine of the pant
three weeks has ceased and the hills
tops are covered with white oaps of
suow, which looks very promising for
a hard Wiuter. The rains of the past
two days were needed to start the
fall sown grain.
The lawman Brothers were at
Williams Saturday gathering op
hogs that have been on the range
since last spring. They got four
head. They will try to capture more
next week in the Karris. gulch range.
They have 45 head ont yet, some of
which are almost ah wild as deer,
and can ouly be canght with dogs.
W. W. Sonsoi was at Grants Pass
lriday with a load of vegetables,
and also to see about his hops stored
at that place and to get prices. Mr.
Sonson states that the hop market is
quite doll this season and that no
oflors conld be had. He says the
prioes are looking better. The hop
growers of Applegate Valley will hold
until prices becomes better than at
present. Growers expect prices to
range np to 15 and 16 cents. Present
prices are 10 and 12 cents.
Dr. J. A. Lcwniau was at Grants
Pass Saturday on business.
The two big ditches of J.T. Lay ton,
ir 1 1 1 f. h no 111 H f TO 111 the Gravback moun
tains, aud at this time of the year are
n.n.liv full of water, are now almost
The old timers say we i
, are to have a
very mild and pleasant winter. The
placer miuers lear a hard season be
cause of no rain and snow to give the
needed water supply
Amos Cook, of Grants Pass, is mak
ing short visit with friends at Pro
volt, after which he will go to Ap
plegate where he will spend several
days with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Sherman Fields was at Jrants Pass
Tuesday for medical treatment. It
proved to be a very severe sore throat
which has been epideuiio in this val
ley, and many have bad to be treated
for the same trouble.
John Lettken has rented the frm
that Sam Provolt recently purchased
at Williams aud will soon move his
family to the new borne. Mr. Lettieo
plowing soon, as the re-
will start to
cent storm will make the ground In
excellent shape for patting in fall
L. W. Smith, the Provolt merchant
and postmaster, was at Grants Pass
Saturday after freight for his store.
Mr. Smith has in connection with his
store and postoflice a blacksmith shop
and is prepared to do all kinds of
blacksmith work at reasonable prices.
The rains have ceased and the suow
has gone and the sun shines warm
..... i si i
again as II spring were nere. ui
course the mornings are quite cold
but that is only for a short time.
The turtle doves and meadow larks
are singing gaily in the meadow and
in the tree tope.
L. Loesch, the bop grower, was at
Grants Pass Saturday, to look after
his hops stored at that place and to
get prioes. The hop market is quite
dull and no sales have been made.
Mr. Loesch is not disconraged and
will hold his hops until prioes ad
vance more than now offered.
The quartz mine of E. 0. Smith, on
the ridge between Karris and Whiskey
gulohea will soon have work resumed
on it Mr. Smith will make a full
development of bis mlue this Winter
as be believes that it has a large body
of ore. He is trying to find the shaft
which wax sunk some lflO feet by the
Hall Bros, and Ed Neal. These men
found ore rich in free gold and many
beautiful specimens were taken out in
the form of nuggets that were covered
H. D. Kubli, of Applegate, and a
cattle buyer were at Provolt Friday
and purchased the entire herd of cat
tle ol H. Messinger. The band con
sists of SO head, for whch he realzed
114 straight lor little and big. These
caitle will be taken to the farm of Mr
Kubli where they will be fed this Win
ter, aud put on the market during the
Spring. Mr. Messinger would not dis
Dose of bis cattle for such a low
figure were he to remain in the farm
Ing business. In Fehruary he and
L, jriu. vajtai v . r
where they will follow mining in the
ueo. unaiman win leave iur ...,
The wild bog hunters of the valley
are reporting wild hogs very scarce.
The hogs are supposed to be high in
tbe mountains, feeding on the mast
before it is cohered with suow. They
will likely oome to the oik flats later
in the season. A wild hog is niucb
like a deer, for they can scent a per
son at a distance and flee to tall tim
ber for protection. Wild bogs w ill
not attack a man unless the bog is
wounded and onable to get away from
bis pursuer. A number of these, so
called wild hogs, are indeed wild
while others are tame hogs and un
marked. As to the sire of the bands
I have spent two summers in the
mountains and I have never seen more
than eight bogs in ooe band.
Typewriter supplies, ribbons, paper.
etc., at the Courier office.
ROGUE RlVEfc'COtJ&mtt, GRANTS ASS. OREGON,
Our closing out sale is still Rushing. Now is
the time for you to get your goods at COST. We
have a big stock of goods to select from All stand
ard goods best makes and quality.
This is a genuine closing out sale no catch
penny sale of cheap stuff; we want to get away by
the first of the year.
Bring in your family and fit them out for win
ter. Now is the time to buy your goods at COST.
XXX. L Z. XX. Column
All matter for this column is Minntied
by tbe U rants I'ash Woman's Christian
Although the rain poured down on
last Sunday afternoon there was qnite
a gathering from the different Sunday
schools of the town for the Sunday
School Temperance Rally at the Pres
byterian church. A good program was
carried out, four of the pastors as
Rev. Mr. Beckmau :n his address
spoke oi the power of influence, and
told of a banquet he attended in his
college days aud the effect of one
young man turning his wine glass
upside down. It uieaus so much to
take a stand for right. A little act
often changes the current of a li.'e,
just as a stream is sometimes turned
from its course by a very small obsta
cIm. Let each be careful not to be
a stumbling block or cause of offense
in anothers way but whatever in
fluence we may have let it be for
right. Mr. Beck man also told of the
opposition of the liquor pipers to
Local Option aud all other prohibi
tory laws aud ((noted the following
from "Bouforts Wine aud Spirit Cir
culars," New York City. "A wave
of ' prohibition is sweeping over this
country from oue end to the other,
that threatens to engulf aud carry to
destruction the entire whiskey enter
prise. It is growinR stronger each
day, and each day towns aud cities,
couuties aud eveu states are added
to that class in which the whiskey
business cannot be carried on legiti
mately." Mrs. Bower read a paper on the
work of the W. C. T. U. telling of
the general scope of the work and of
our local L'uiou. The recitations aud
songs from each Sunday school were
greatly enjoyed. Mrs. Kanuie asked
for new members for the Union aud
the names of oue active aud four
hon-rary members were secured.
The dues of houoraiy members are all
kept for our local work. We are glad
to welcome into our ranks those who
are interested lu this great work.
Mrs. M. N. Graves of Ceutralia,
Mash., a National Organizer aud
Lecturer, will speak at the Baptist
church in this city, Monday evening,
December 4, beginning at 8 o'clock.
Mrs. Graves is a woman of National
reputation aud well spoken of by the
press where she has delivered her
lectures and is considered oue of the
most prominent workers in the tem
perance cause on the Pacific Coast.
She attended the conveutiou at The
Dalles in October aud wou the heart
of our delegates who will be glad to
meet her again. All a'e invited.
Do not fail to hear her.
Timber claim. Homesteads. W.
B. Sherman, Rooms 10 and 12 Maso.iic
i Temple, Uraota Pass Ore.
BY GALICE RANCHERS
Make Big Profit on Onion. Bees,
Fruit and Hay Intensified
Another instance of what can be
accomplished on Josephine county
land by the application of industry
aud scicntiflo methods is furnished
at Gallce. where on less than Ave
acres, Joseph Chambers and Frank
Carpenter have done wonders. They
are located on a narrow stretch of
alluvial soil bordering on Rogue river,
one mile south of the Galice post
oflice, and by a By stem of intensified
agriculture have had some remarkable
yields from the small plots of ground
available for their different kinds of
crops. Aud with every week every
passing day they are making im
provements of a substantial kind.
When they first took the'place, three
years ago, it was all run down and its
former occupant had been practically
starved out ; but now they are mak
ing money from every foot of ground
and are laying the foundation for a
rich reward in the years to oome.
From an ouloii patch 50x100 feet
Messrs. Chambers aud Carpenter
raised eight sacks in 11)03 Last year
they raised 22 nicks and this year 55
sacks an increase of 700 per cent in
the third year of cultivation. In liHKi
they had two stands of bee. Tills
year they have 10 stands and gathered
3(10 pounds of the finest honey. From
two small patches of alfalfa these men
rut ax crops during the past summer,
fed the cow and 12 hogs daily with it
and have a good supply left in the
baru. And then they ha'e thriving
fruit trees Newtown Pippins anl
Spitzenberg apples leaches an I
cherries. These are cultivated i round
the roots every month. From the cab
bage natch two crops have been taken
this year; strawberries, loganberries
and blackberries are raised In pro-
fufion and the grapes are splendid.
I Nearly all other kinds of garden
vegetables are also raised and raised,
in double or treble tit 3 quantity
1 that is considered su average crop.
A profusion of beautiful flowers grow
in a little sot reserved for them aud
the entire garden has a mat aud trim
appearance. It lsjks to b cause it is
In livestock, in addition to the cow
and hogs already meuliootd these ui.n
keep 80 chickens, mostly thoroughbred
White Leghorns. The egg yield is
good because the fowls are fed right
sud and housed right. Everything is
rl'an, the fertilizing products being
daily strewn on the garden.
An important factor in the success
of this small but productive farm is
the water system. From the ravine
back of tbe house this is piped to all
parts of tli a tract so that every bit of
DECEMBER 1. 1905.
space can be covered from the 50-foot
sprinklers in Due, Forty-seven hy
drants permit of this.
DO YOU VALUE YUUR EYES
Worth Mora to You Than Price
of a Pair of Glasses).
If yon value your eyes, have them
properly fitted at once. Delay, and
your eyes may become so bad that no
glasses will help them; then you
will regret it all the rest of your days.
That is true every word of it.
Do not trust traveling optioiau and
spectacle peddlers to fit yon with
glasses. They get your money and
you get experience. This we know,
because it is told us by people that
come to us for glasses after having
bought of the spectnole peddler.
We have the best lenses made, each
leus being ground for each eye de
fect. We will examine your eyes
free if ybu will oome In. Alfred
Letcher, Registered Opometrist,
The Dancing Questlou.
Editor Courier Please let me an
swer the item that appeared some
tune ago headed "Propriety of Danc
ing Questioned." I believe Mr. II.
said that dances should be fought
from a religious standpoint. Now it
seems that he does not realize that
dancing is meutiiiued 17 times in the
Bible aud is not oppowd once.
Furthermore if the dances are stop
ped what will the young folks dor
Some would say strt a spelling
school, youi g people's nneting, etc.,
but how long would they last? The
patents would catisi more disturbance
at one of these places than there Is at
And,- furthermore, if Mr. If. will
stop to think and read up iu the Bible
a little hu will form a different opin
ion about dancing.
Now, Mr. II. if you will please look
at the following places you will fluil
what I have said to be true:
Kxodns 15 :20. Judge II :S1. I Sam
uel 21:11; IH, A. II Samuel A :ll.
Ecol. .1:4. I's. 80:11. l's. Iltt:!l.
I'sa. ll:l. Jer. 111:1. Mat. 14 :A.
Mark A 22. Exodus .'I2:ltl25. Ikd.
13:21. Mat. II 17. Luke 7:32
Rheumatism, lumbago aud sciatic
pains yield to the peuetratiug In
fluence of Ballard's Suow Liniment.
It penetrates to the nerves and boue
aud being absorbed Into the blood, its
healing properties are couveyed lo
every part of the body, and effect
some wouderful cures. 2.', Mc, $1.00.
at Rotenuuud's aud Model Drug
Cook stove and heater wood for
sale at $1.25 a tier delivered. Harry
Smith's sawmill. Leave orders at
Sugar Pine Store.
M. O. Warner will be in Grants
Pass withlu the next few days.
Parties wishing tuning done can leave
orders at the Mnsio Store.
W. B. SHERMAN
Real Esl.ito and Timber
ROOMS 10 & 2, MASONIC TEMPLE
GRANTS PASS, OREGON
HOME of GOOD SHOES
Iiy currying in stock various make of (iood
Shops, w uro onalilod to lit tiny normal foot.
The Stetson Shoe Co.
Rice & Hutchins All Americas
Strong; & Garfield Co
Huck Hicham & Ilecht Co.
Menominee Seamless Shoes for
Hilly Buster, steel bottom
HuckiiiKham & Hcrht and Me
nominee Seamless for Boys
R. L. BARTLETT, Wtf Sl',,
Flour and Feed
Eyes carefully tested aud glasses
fitted to correct any defect of vision
by Dr. W. F. Kramer, Courier build
ing. Prices reasonable. .
Green Wheeler Shoe Co.
John II. Cross and
J.J. Grover iSc Sons,
The Grover shoe made specially
for tender feet.
Juliets with rubber heels, and
1'leece lined shoes.
Moloney Hros. shoes for Misses