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ROGCB RIVER COURIER GRANTS PASS, OREGON, MARCH 2. 190b.
The old ground hog appear to be
keeping up his reputation as
- weather prophet.
The placer miners are moot all happy
and the others would be if the rale of
live and let live was applied to the
J. II. Tumpklns, oar strawberry
man and agent for the Clilco nursery
Co., has (hlppel in quite a number of
fruit trees for several parties here
who are improving their orchards
with view of going into the fruit
Ike Vinoent, our school clerk, was at
Davidson aud vicinity this week tak
ing the census of school children and
as Josephine oounty's part of this joint
school diitriot furnishes a bo at three
fourths of the school, the olerk was
quite busy and has good reason to
think that our people agreed with
President Roosevelt's theory.
W. 8. Bailey is talking rural tele.
phone to l he peoph in this neighbor
hood, and soliciting subscribers for
the Durpose of organizing a farmers
telephons syflteui in the Missouri Flat,
Applugate aud Williams vall'-ys. A
meeting will be held at Provolt on
Saturday, March 10 at 3 :80 p. m. to
bear the report of the committees.
Mayor J. M. Rotallae, who has been
sick most all the Winter, is not much
bettor at this time. The mayor ban
concluded to sell Ilia little farm here at
bis health will not permit him to do
any work. He has a fine little place
of 10 acres which has a good orchard
on it and hIho some al fulfil Anyone
di'Hiring a nice little home could get a
bargain from tlio mayor.
John Burrow, after a lingering 111
nM for many months, piiHHcd quietly
away at his home aud wan buried iu
the Mimiourl Flat cemetery ou the 2 Itli
lust. Mr. Barrow leaves a wife and
five small ohlldrcn who like many
other of the uufortuuato,. are not pern-
senaod of much of this world's goods,
however, the people in the neighbor
hood have been geueroas iu rontrlbut
lug to their need, and those living near
them were kind in giving assistance
during Mr. Barrow's llluem.
r no volt
K U II L I
Who wtld rain?
Daniel Berlin has been on the sick
list but is convalescing.
Chan. Burkhalter butchered and took
to Uraut Pa three flue hogs, Mon
J. L. Wooldridge has been quite siok
with the grippe but is some better al
Jus. Cock butchered five flue hogs
Monday aud took them to the Grunti
Pans market Tuesday.
Amos Cook and wife, of Applegate,
are visiting here this week, with their
brother, James Cook.
Dorauoe Dot -on and wife of (Irauta
Pass spent Saturday and Sunday with
her brother, J. L. Wooldridge.
Mr. Long, who was operuted on at
Portland, for a cancer of the Ntouiach,
is agaiu in our uiidnt and we are glad
to note his chance for recovery.
Applegate river is still on a "boom"
aud in places it in wantilng away val
uable laud. Wo are now looking fur
"old Kol" to appear again.
Our euterprinlng merchant, K. J.
Kulill, wan in Grant Pax Saturday
bringing home a heavy load of freight
to be added to his stuck of niercliHii
dUo. Huleigh Cams ai d Mr. Pavidnou
have quit mining hetaiote certain par
ties are objecting lo the tailing from
the mine, claiming an injury to their
property. Some people are always,
"sore" if they nee others have a show
to make a malt.
Geo. Swiuiu1)' aud wife of Hugo,
Oregon are lu re 1 1 i n week visiting MrH
Swiuney'a parent t, Mr. and Mrs.
Wooldi iilge. They iiileudrd to return
home Sunday but on account of Vr
Bw inney having all attack of la nnlT''
are detained until lnr lecovery.
15. V. YVi-c.
Jim Blevins and I. G. Roberts made
Grants Pass a business trip last Monday.
The frogs in the ponds are singing
parlgorlo which we look upon as a com
ing sign of Spring.
J. L. Wooldridge has been on the
sick list for the past several days with
grippe bat we hope be will be around
Beunie Watts and Leo Bailey will
leave for the hills in a few days for a
short season's trapping in the Gray
back range where wild far bearing
animals are plentiful
A. M. Knox, Fred Knox and Bill
Hill took a fine lot of wore horses to
Grants Pass last Monday, wbiob they
bad sold to San Franoisco borse
buyer a short time ago. We learn that
C O. Bigelow passed through Pro
volt a few days ago with a fine herd
of oboloe beef cattle for W. L Sweet
land of Grants Pass. The drivers ex
perienced quite a bit of trouble as the
cattle were very wild and mean.
the highest price paid was $200 each.
Tbe Powell Creek Lumber Co. will
move their saw mill, which is now
located near the - mouth of Powell
creek, to Merlin in short time where
they purchased : four hundred acre
tract of timber which is mnob closer
to the railroad than the timber of this
Bill Haney, of Jacksonville", has re
ceived the coutract of enlarging the
Cook, Rexlord and Pernoll ditch of
Clinton Cook, C. M. Rexford and K.
J. Knhli, who have purchased the
right to enlarge the ditch from the
old ditch company. The ditch will be !
enlarged to four ft eight inches on
the bottom, two foot deep and giivr-n
feet on top which will give tbe ditch
alxmt twice its preseut capacity of
water aud add quite a bit to the pres
ent number of acros under irrigation
Doctors Longhridge and Smith ac
companied by the trained nurse of the
Grant Pass hopital made a harried
trip through here last Monday, ou
route to Williams where they were
called to perform an operation on Miss
Rena Bingaman of that plaoe for ap
pendicitis. They young lady is only
about 18 years of age and is very re
fined in character and her presence
would be greatly missed by her many
friends if she should lose her life.
She has beeu bothered for some mouths
with tlio appendicitis but thought she
was getting bettor till a few days ago
when the was taken very sick. The
doctor informed us that her case had
gone too long and jthere was ouly one
chauce out of a hunred for her recov
ery, which we all regret to learn.
ii HOLLAND f
W. A. Leonard was in town Tuesday j
Chas. Hart was iu town one day fiis
week ou business.
Miss Addie Hart returned home j
from Kerby Friday.
Harvey Kellogg is sojourning in Ker- j
by for a short time.
Stormy weather, but good for till '
iuriuer an I the miner.
Mrs. Minnie Tyeer is the gneat of
Mr. and Ms. J. A.Seyfeth of Holland.
Mrs John M. Smock aud daughters
attended the masquerade ball at Kerby j
Phil Starr arrived from Grants Pass
and left for the Uriggs mine on Socket
Geo. Porter and Mart Jones are
busy packing supplies to the Golo j
Pick mines ou Ilolan creek.
J. M. Smock, arcom pauled by hi
wife and daughter, wa out repairiug
tne teleplioue line cue day this week
Mrs .1. F. Kellogg returned horn
from Koi by Friday where Kho ha'
Men VM'ting friends for the
WILDE 11 VILLE
School is prospering finely with Mr.
Brown as teacher.
The sun looks nice again after a
week of rainy weatber.
Rev. Chirk preach -d an excellent
sermon Sunday, the 25th.
Addie Robinson Is spending a few
days with the home folks.
Little Barton Robinson fell recently
and hart his left arm quite badly. .
B. D. Liodsay made a business trip
to GranU Pass one day of this week.
Mrs. Scott Robinson ha been quite
siok, bnt is mncb better at this writ
ing. R. M. Robinson made a business
trip to Grants Pass Tuesday of this
Born-To Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mo
Cann, on Feb. 32, a nine pound boy.
All parties doing well
Claudius Robinson la borne now
from the State University and his
health has been poorly of late.
Miss Laura Clay, of Kentacky, gave
two good addreues on woman suffrage
Sunday and Monday but She is a
good speaker and handles the anbW.
exceedingly well. Uncle Fuller.
Quartz blanks at the Courier 'office.
Leonard and w ifo atttuided the
hi woman snlTrage Friday al
say vote for the
&tt lloi llculiiiral Soi-U-tv
Meet I ix Mcdfonl.
F.ilitor Ciiiiri r : Them was nr.MiMiig
meeting of tho fruit giowcr cf the
Rogue River Valley, In M in Med
gord ou list Suirday and an
anxilliary t the Stat" llorticultnr.il
Society perfected . Tbe inl. . k i
Very fluttering for tbe l.ir-i -.t mem
berxliip of any local nrgani alien In
the state. Jl'he yuirly in i ting will I"
held in Meilford. '1 ho ether meet nig
of the your will be bold in the dill.i
etit towns of the Valley from Alilund
to Grants Pass. There were mcie
trees j latited in the K ue i u , v ,1
ley lust year than Mod Kir I . i . - in v
growing and we hope to profit, aid r
being showu by our biitling northern
The June mooting (if the State Hor
ticultural Society will be held iu Mcd
fonl. Visitors "uiav cxtect to be roy
allv eiitrt.iuol. t
C. II SKINS.
Go'd 11,11, rehutary S7. .'
W. O. Tycer. T. A. Glyun, Heiir?
King and Ua'ph Kiiteriuan loft Toes'
dav for I hf Gold Pick mines where
they h.w positions in the mine.
Frank Fowler, manager of J,Hui Gob'
Pick Mine Company's p-oicrt it9 oi
Umhi crock, arrived In Holland Satn
day (rem tii mis 1'ass where be ha
I ei II .11 h.O.ill .
N l: lVv. n , f Crams l'av, came in
on Meiidiy V i.ug,. on It in way to th.
liohl I'iek mine oil Ilolan cnek", where
be w '.: :i.,u c (I , posit i. ii of amal
-n at.T at i! ,. com;,,nv's mill.
A Mcn. to Htlth.
ley V",He is mi it..; I..,.,-
d.n.ger. and many j.oplo are victim
of M'ri. UMiial idy U.f,,r the nvinp.
touisam ri iVL-nl.ed. Kni..r' u i.
t intguiaritie and
and build up the kid-
first iudiciti. n of kidney trouble, as
it i llUpONMol,. t,, ,Hve IN,tu
if the kidneys are deiauged. Fur
sale bv II A. Uotwimiml.
tit vs, ami it
GIANT TREES OF
- ILLINOIS VALLEY
Biggest Oak ir Southern Oregon,
A Big Sugar Pine and a Mam
moth Cherry Tree.
8. F. Bacos and W. R. Whipple re
turned Friday from a 10 days trip to
the niinois Valley, the greater part
of which time they spent on Mr.
Whipple's farm near Takilma and at
his copper claims adjoining the fa
mous Queen of Bronze mines. Tbey
report that tbe development wor be
ing sarried on at tbe Queen of Bronze
and tbe otber mines tbat supply ore
to the Takilma smelter, this Winter is
opening up a large quantity of high
grade copper ore. When tbe smelter
starts, which It is to do early in the
Spring, there will be ore enonirh
Mocked out to keep it running to its
fall capacity so long as the roads keep
dry enough to permit coke to be
hauled In. Mr. Whipple has bis
claims opened up sufficiently to show
that they carry high grade Conner ore
and apparently in large quantities:
While on the trip Mr. WhiDDle and
Mr. Bacus measured some bin trees
that were near the road in the Illinois
Valley with a steel surveyor's tape
that Whipple had with him. One
of the trees measured was a sugar
pine, which at four feet from the
ground was 27 feet and eight inches
in circumference. An oak growing in
Ed. Daily's field, 2i miles north of
Kerby. was found to be 22 feet and
five inches around, making it probably
tbe largest oak in Southern Oregon.
This oak is likely folly 400 yean old
and is yet vigorous and bids fair to
live a century or more. A giant
cherry tree, growing on Mr. Hogue s
place on the Kerby road three miles
north of Takilma, was found to be
eight feet four inches in circumfer
ence. This tree was plinted some 30
years ago by Mr. Hogue and it is yet
as vigorous as a five-year old tree and
bears each season a large crop of flue
black cherries. It has been free from
disease or pests and is proof that
cherries would be a profitable fruit to
grow in Illinois Valley, so soon as a
railroad is boilt to give transporta
tion to markets.
The Courier gives the mining news
of Southern Oregon.
Wood Working Shop.
West of flour mill, near R. R. track
Turning. Scroll Work. Stair Work, Band
Hawing, Cabinet Work, Wood Pulley. Saw
Filing and gumming, Repairing all kinds.
Applegate Irrigating Ditch.
Editor Courier In the iue of the
Courier of February 23, your oorre
spondeut at Provolt states that tbe
ditch on East side of Applegate river
now being enlarged by K. J. Kubli of
Kubll, will have a capacity of 850
inches of water. Will the Provolt
correspondent give the method of esti
mating the capacity of said ditch? I
am informed by the contractor of said
ditch that this ditch is 58 inol.es on
tbe bottom and seven feet on top and
two feet deep and nas one-foorth inch
grade. The farmers are all interested
in irrigation ditches and the methods,
of estimating the amount of water a
ditch will carry will be valuable in
forma ion to them.
Apilegate, Ore., February 26.
The error of the Provolt correspond
dent, above mentioned may have been
based on misinformation on bis part,
or it may bave been a typographical
error in the Courier office, but wbiob
is not known as the copy baa been de
stroyed. By tbe rule of measure
ment given in the Oregon mining
laws, this ditch would-carry about
1700 inches of water.
The BeHt February song publica
tions "Shoulder Straps, "Little Red
RidiugHood," "Love is King." can
be found at The Music Store.
o o rsT T INUES
Prices Have Been Cut Deeper on Everything. Every Piece of Goods Must Go, and in a Hurry.
Don't be too late to get your choice from this magnificent stock of High Grade Furnishing Goods.
1 he assortment is still complete, and greater bargains than ever now prevail. : : : :
CLOTHING For Men
Suits made by the best manufacturers in the United
States. Himd-tailored clothing with hand-felled collars
and hand-made button holes, now going at about half
its original selling price.
SUITS FOR MKN FROM
$1.75 to $18.00
Any price you want to pay. Suits that sold for $3.50
to $30.00, and can't be bought for less than, the regular
prices at any other store.
CLOTHING For Boys
At the same merciless slaughter.
' For Men, Women, Koys and Children, at prices we
guarantee you could not git were you to buy from the
factory in trainload lots. ?hoes ! hoes ! Shoes !
Going for a song.
For Men and Hoys, Caps for Men and Boys.
10c to $3.00 each.
They were 25$ to $5.00. Never will you s'et such
Work and Dress Shirts
Collars and Cuffs
Hose and Socks
Everything in the Fur
nishing Goods lino at THE
SAME TERRIBLE REDUCTIONS.
Overcoats for Men and
Duck and RubberCoats
For Men, Women, Boys and Girls at
A Few of Our Prices - Read Them, then Attend the
GREATEST SALE the STATE of OREGON SAi Kwnwwr
Hoys Knee Pants Caps Fleece-Lin. d Underwear
20c a pair A big lot of -J3. 25tf a Garment
lor any pair in the house. 50$ and 75$ Caps Mon,g 50
aluos up to 1.5. 10c your choice.
llatst , . Neckwear Fle.ce-Lined Underwear
A few ;Uc toirl.oO One big assortment
Hats, to go at of 25c and .".5c value loc a Carment
'Jn Cents Each. 5 Cents for Choice. Boys' 40c goods.
These Prices are what will so.m close out thi. Stock,
must hurry to be one of the lucky purchasers.
Get into the Hisiht Store
Vorth up to $5.00
Shoe Pol is
Th l"e kind
Kibhon and Lace
- ('Ms a Yam
Next door to Hotel Lay ton
In Charge of the Great Creditors' Closing Out Sale of The Hub Clothin
Store Open Evenings During This Sale.
Grants Pass, Ore