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KOGUfi KiV'jiK COURIER. GRANTS PASS, OREGON, MARCH 2. l0o.
A SUCCESSFUL METHOD
OF KILLING COYOTES
Applegate, Farmer Gels Four of
These Marauders in One
Night la Sure Dceth.
R. M. Robinson, who lias a Doe
farm on Applegate two miles above
Wilderville, was in Grants Pass Mon
day. He was much disappointed that
he was nnable to attend the recent far
mers institute at Wilderrille. Know
ing that the storm then on had ren
dered Slate creek onfordable be and
fire of bis neighbors started to walk
to Wilderrille bnt were unable to reach
the foot bridge across the creek as the
water was over the bottom.
Mr. Robinson, as has every other
farmer in Josephine county, has
suffered from the depredations of coy
otes and bo has Inaugurated a cam
paign of extermination of these wily
pests and the success of his first effort
makes it certain that coyotes will soon
.be scarce in his section. It I well
known that coyotes are too shrewd to
be trapped and it is seldom that they
can be poimned by ordinary methods.
. Mr. Robnsoo had bntchered some,
hogs and he took the entrails and tried
a rope to them and then gong afoot
be dragged them 'through his fields
and pastare. Every few rods he woolrt
drop a small bit of liver or fat which
had been poisoned with strychnine.
The second day after lie fnnnd three
dead wolves along the trait and the
mountains in another place indicated
where tha fourth coyote had got his
finish a"d crawled into the brash to
die. Mr. Robinson now that he has
found a way to get the coyotes to put
poison will continue his warfare
until he has them all killed in his
William Schalinerich, one of the in
stitute speakers, stated that his ex
perience was that coyotes would sel
dom eat poisoned meat or a carcass
that had been touched by a homan
being, nor go near where a person
had walked. The'plau he had had
the most sacoess with was to tie a
rope to a fresh sheep skin and then to
ride horseback over land where the
coyotes are liable to ran and drag the
skin flesh side down on the gronnd.
Have a small basket of bits of poison
deliver or fat and ose a sharp stick to
toss them a'ong the trail of the sheep
skin. The coyotes will thus get no
scent of a man and wonld follow tbe
trail aud by the time one picked op
the second bit of poisoned meat it
wonld tarn op its toes and its . career
would be at an end for killing poultry
pigs, sheep and gnats. Mr. Schmnle
rioh was of the opinion that if the
farmers would all undertake a cam
paign of poison against the coyotes
that within six months this most ex
pensive of all peats in Rogae River
Valley would be exterminated, aud
that then goat and sheep raising would
be among the most profitable indus
tries in this valley.
Mr. Robinson is undertaking inlgi
tion on his farm on the most approved
methods and he is grading his land so
as to get the best results and not as so
many farmers do drown the crops
on the low sections while the high
places suffer for uioi?tore. He ordered
from California a scraper known as
the Fresno craper aud took it out
with him Monday This grader is
similar to an ordinary slip scraper but
it is fitted with runners and has a lock
so that it can be set at any angle both
for filling and dumping. With this
scraper land that is uneven from
knolls aud low places can be brought
to an even grade with no great effort
on the part of the driver. Mr. Robin
eon irrigates his laud by the plat sys
tem and in grading he puts it in from
one to five acre tracts as the toporgaph;
will permit. By this method he is
able to utilize his water supply to the
School Snpeintendent Lincoln Sav
age assisted by J. P. . McConuell of
Merlin and O. A. Savage of Grants
Pass, completed the gradiug of the
papers of the applicants at the teach
er examication and last week cer
tificates were awarded as follows:
First Grade A. E. Humptoo, Dry
den, Chas. F. Chessman, Waldo;
Stephen Jewell, Grants Fas.
" Second Grade Margaret Scovill,
Chas. E. Brown, Annie Barrett, F. G.
Wilcox, Mattie Mctfimens, Mamie E.
Bissell, Pearl Lewis, Mollis Balding,
S. T. Bissel.
Third Grade Esther Holloway,
Emma Hocking, Ora Wilson, Dora
Penney, Helen Ashmesd, Orphie
Begins with the symptoms of a com
mon cold ; there is chilliness, fneez
ing. sore throat, hot kin, quick
pulse, hoarseness and impeded respira
tion. Give freqoeut small doms of
Ballard's Horehoond Syrup, the child
will cry for it, and at the first sun of
a croupy cough apply frequently fcal
lard's Snow Liniment to the throat.
Mrs. A. Yliet, New Castle, Colo.,
writes, March 19. ll02: "I think
Ballard's Uorehound Syrop a wonder
ful remedy, aud so pleasant to take."
For sale by National Drag Co. md
Ira Sparlin made a business trip to
Grants Pars the first of tbe week.
Earl Toppiog of Murphy spent Sun
day with bis grind mother, Mrs. E.
Miss Rena Bingaman is very ill with
the appendioitis. Dr. Smith and Dr.
Loughridge were oat to see her Sun
Messrs. Tryer, Miller, Knox, J. N.
Go' cher, Jr., Sparlin and 8tites made
abusiness trip to Grants Pass last
Tbe Upper Williams school and the
Lower Williams sohool . will begin
Monday morning. Miss Abbie Btites
will teaoh the upper school, District
No. 31, and Miss Stella Paddock, of
Grants Pass, will teach the lower
school, Distriot No. lfl.
Meeting at Provolt Next Saturday
to Hear Report of Committers
and to Organize
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John Whit rock has returned from
San Franc isoo.
Miss Stella Hart is visiting ber par
ents at Holland.
Miss Daisy Thompson is spending a
few days with Dr. Mrs. Floyd.
Harvey Kellogg of Holland hat been
visiting friends in Eerby for the past
Rev. Mr. Austin and Mr. Whirry
held services here lust Sunday, both
afternoon and evening.
Mr. Wilson is 'n town on business.
Mr. Smith and brother of Selma,
were iu town Tueeday.
Miss Laura Clay spoke to a large
and appreciative audience on the sub
ject of woman's suffrage Feb. 23.
Miss Guthrie has accepted the posi
tion as teacher of the Sherman Jess
school, which wi 1 open March 2fith.
Dr. Withycombe, of the State Agri
cultural College, and Charles Meserve,
of the Courier, visited the Eerby
schools last week and complimented
the scholars very highly.
The masquerade ball held here on
the 22nd had the largest attendance of
any given at Kerby for years. Those
receiving prizes for best costumes weri
Thomas Floyd, Miss Millie Thrasher,
Mrs. Etta Hogue and Mr. Phillips.
Be sure and put your mark opposite
302 on the ballot bis coming eleotion 1
Roll of honor for February :
Elsie Stith, Alioe Hanson,
Frank Meissner. Wesley Woodcock,
BerthaMcCallistor, Ralph Fel'eley,
Teraoy Stith, , Ada Morrisou, v
Total enrollment 23.
Louise F. Guthrie,
Dama Duncan, Erma McCallister,
Elsie Turner, Rila Stith,
Martin Maurer, Charles Gilmorn,
Mamie Turner, Alioe Tvcer,
Katharine Maurer, Agnes Hogue,
Ella Turner. Minnie Hngae,
Charles Hogue, Charles Hansen.
Total enrollment 25.
! L E L A X 1)
The peach blooms are quite large ;
we don't know what the outcome
We saw a strange yonng man in
Leland complaining of bard times; he
was looking for work and praying not
to find it.
Some people are' going into the
poultry business raising chickens wit'i
an incubator. That will give the old
heu a rest.
Quito a lot of our citizens will go
to Grants Pass in a short time to pay
their taxes. We can stand the mer
chant oh but taxes must be paid.
The Potasdell big ditch has employ
ed a big force of men sluce early in
the Fall with good waget. There has 1
been plenty of other work going on
aud still some will cry hard times.
Editor Courier I noticed slight
mistake of either the writer or the
typesetter in your recent issue regard
ing the prioe on telephone wire. The
article in your pper stated that the
telephone wire and insulators wonld
cost something like 160 mile, which
I wish to correct. It will cost some
thing like about W mile for
both wire and insulator. This wonld
be the No. 14 B. B. galvenl zed .wire
which it used for most all telephone
lines by other companies.
A meeting it oalled 'or Saturday,
March 10 at 2:80 p. m. sharp, at Pro
volt, of all who are interested In the
proposed telephone company to be pres
ent and hear the reports of the com
mittee as to their progress along the
w ork of getting members for the pro
posed Applegate Valley Telephone
Company and of the committee on se
curing data as to cost of installing the
system and of the methods of organi
sation and the regulations of co-operative
Every man and woman in Applegate
Valley is invited to be present and
help to get the work started. Every
person should be interested in this
matter, as this Is a step in advance
ment and will increase the price of
real estate more than any one thing
we can do at present. Charles Mes
erve, of the Courier, will be present
with ns at this meeting to help us out
in the organization of the company.
And there will be rules aud by-laws
that are adopted by other farmers tel
ephone companies so that we can all
understand this part of the business.
The more that will take part in the
construction of this telephone line
the less it will cost each one and it
will be very profitable to the stock
men and business men of our valley
as well as the farmers. So let nil
coma out and put a shoulder to the
wheel and help the good cause along.
Provolt, March 1.
Iuk at Model Drug Store.
Order sealt and rubber stamps of
A. E. Voorhies.
Send vour family washing to the
Steam Laundry. All rough dry work
25 cent per dozen. Phone 373.
Eyes carefully tested and glasses
fitted to correct any defect of vision
by Dr. W. F. Eremer, Courier bond
ing. Prices reasonable.
Your clothes called for and delivered
and all flatwork that goes through
the mangle washer, ironed at 25o per
dozen. Grants Pass Steam Laundry.
Letcher has just received another
stock of lenses and can fit all kinds of
eyes. His apparatus for the testing
of vision is all up-to-date aud the
most reliable kiud.
Having bought a new lot of cloth at
a batgaiu, the Grants Pass Tailoring
company is now able to make a first
class suit at almost half the former
pric?. Call and examine our goods
and get prices Number 513, West G
street, opposite Depot. 12-15 tf
Petulnma Incubators and Brooders
at Cramer Bros.
Violin, etc., strings Courier Build
ing. The Original.
Foley & Co., Chicago, originate 1
Honey and Tar as a throat and lung
remeiy, and on accoont of the great
merit and popularity of Foley's Honey
and Tar many imitations are offered
for the genuine. Ask for Foley's
Honev and Tar and refuse any sub
stitute offered as no other preparation
will fiive the same satisfaction. It is
mildly laxative. It contains no
opiates and is safest for children and
delicate persons. For sale by H. A.
Comity Conrt for Josephine
! In the matter of the
Estate cfjaiues Lyttle,
In this vininitt- UnH ti.of . I 1'eceasen.
10 iizn i.ycTir, June L,yriie, jiminiin
Lyttle. Petfgv Lvttle, Robert Lyttle,
bought cheap that will make desirable
homes; this Is the heme of the big!
red apple, English walnuts and all j
other profitable nuts can be raised here J
in abundance and wi'h profit. .
the forepart of
miners plenty of
very busy. We
raiu that we
John Lyttle and all other ".heirs and
next of kin and other person inter
ested in the estate of James Lyttle,
In the name of the ftate of Oregon
received you and each of you ar hereby cited
showers since, so the ground is well
soaked and the water supply will last
for some time. A very dry Winter
means hard times for the miners alw
for t lip merchants as the merchants
credit the miners; if the mines ard dry
then the merchants cinnot get their
pay. I.eland is bacKid up by mines,
also by farms, so we have a lively
town. A daily stage runt frouTLeland
to Greenback also to Placr.
The Yellow Fever Germ
has recently Iwu discovered. It benrs
a close resemblance to the malaria
germ. To free the gystem from disease :
to appear in the above entitled court
and cause on Mondav, April 2, It'Ofi,
at the hour of 10 o'clock a. in., at the
Conrt House at Grants Phbs in Jose
phine County, Orecon, at the regular
Atriltermof sa'd Court, then and
theri to show cause, if any, why an
order should not be. made for the sale
of all the right, till:" and interest of
the atove entitled estate in and to the
S. of the N. E ,'. the N. of the
S. S. ?4. the S. E. or tin- N. W.
'4' and Lets 3 and 4. S 10, township
41 S . R. 9 W. of Wil'ami'ttH Meridian
in Josephine County, Oregon. "
This ritation is published by
order of the Hon J. O. Booth. Joi1m
of said Court, dated March 2, l'M,
requiring publication thereof in the
Rogue River Courier, a newspaper
published at Grants Pass, Oregon, for
a perioil of four successive weeks prior
to the date of such hearing.
Witness the Hon. J.O.Hontti, Judge
I PWinLSS BRAND I
y J) SKIRT.
25 Ladies Skirts
Worth $5.00, $5.50, $6.00 and $6.50, your choice
of this lot
Not a skirt in the lot worth less than $5.00.
This is a part of a sample line of 225 skirts we
bought while on eur Eastern purchasing trip.
You can take your choice of this lot at $3.98.
New goods arriving daily,
something new to the store.
Every day brings
Keep your eyes open and a small amount of
cash in your purse for thero is something going
to bo doin soon at the
GRANTS PASS, ORE.
W. C. T. U. COLUMN.
All matter for this column Is supplied
by the Grants Pass Woman's Christian
Temperance Union. ,
Mrs. M. M. Sleeth, state organize
will be in Grants Pass Monday even
ing, March 6, and deliver a lecture on
"Local Option" in the Methodis Epis
copal church at half past seven o'clock.
She will also hold an institute here
on Friday, March 0. - We expect an
interesting and helpful day, and hope
for a good attendance. Every body in
vited. If yon are not acquainted with
te methods and aims of the W. C.T.U.
come and learn what aims the mem
bers are trying to do and accomplish
ing and if you think you know their
work, come anyway. We shall be glad
to see you there.
After the death df Miss Willard in
1S98 the National W. C. T. U. Instead
of erecting a marble mauumeut to her
memory, decided to ask each union
to bold memorial service annually on
or near the date of her heavenly birth
day, February 17, and to send 12 to the
fund for the purpose of spreading the
Gospel of tempernoe. If every local
society would do this many more
isolated places might be aided, for it
is really a missionary enterprise. The
money is osed wisely to further the
good cause. February 23 our regu lar
meeting day was observed by the
Grants Pass W. O. T. U. at the A. O.
U. hall. A good program suitable for
the occasion had been prepared by Mrs.
Savage and every number was heldpful
and in the spirit of the work. Several
of tile Y's assisted aud also some of
our older members. We are justly
rroud of our interesting and progres
sive Y. The meeting closed with a
few remarks and the benediction by
Rev. Mr. Becsman.
People who talk of the W. C. T. U.
as being blind to the evils of alcoholic
patent medicines must be ignoraut of
the work of the organization. For
years we have had a department called
Non alcoholic Medication but at the
last national convention the name was
changed to Medical Temperance. Mrs.
Martha P. M. Allen of Oneida. N. Y.,
is the superintendent and is afcuke to
the necessity of the situation. ' She
writes ihat several high grade maga
zines have been discussing the frauds
practiced on the potple by the patent
medicine proprietors. This with the
action of the Internal Revenue depart
ment has brought disiray to the patent
medicine trade. Colliers maga
zine published a series of articles nn
der tbe title of "The Great American
Fraud." The public cannot longer le
kept in ignorance of the real niture
j cf these advertised euro alls. Itep
! r. sentative Webb of N. C has intro-
i dnced in congress a bill to prevent the
I carrying of any proprietary medicine
1 into any state, Writory or the District
of Columbia unbss each lottle or
: package bears a label giving inline or j
each ingredient, and in the case of
opium, chloral, cocaine and alcohol
the quantities present."
"The Internal Revenue Department
has sent to collectors a brief list of
whiskey driuks ou whioh a tax must
be collected. The l'st was not com
plete but among those mentioned was
t'ernna, Hon tetter's Bitters, Duffy1
Malt Whiskey, eto. The drug stun
in Corvallis for some time have oat
been allowed to sell Pertina.
It will pay you to keep Chamber
lain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea
Remedy iu your home. It only ooste
a quarter. Sold by all druggists.
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