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ROGUE RIVER COURIER. GRANTS PASS, OREGON, JUNE 29, 1906.
We shall have plenty of
Black Repulican and Royal
As soon as they are ripe, or
in a few days.
Logan and Red Rasp
berries are now ready.
Flour and Feed
Near Palace Hotel
I : S E L M A
Lee Law baa gone on another strike
Joe Sohmitt was in onr little city
Miss Lola OrafK entertained M.
Ilhoads at her home Sunday.
Mr. Perkins and Mm. Miller are
visiting Mrs. Molly Matt this week
Mils M. Scoville returned to her
aohool after visiting her new sister,
Mrs. J. R. Sooville.
The mill boys are all quite fond of
taking dinner at the Selma hotel of
Jate. Wondor why? GEE WHIZZ I
Newman N. E. Church.
Preaching by the pastor at 11a.
tu. and 8 p. m. Morning sormon
"'A Walk About Ziou." Evening
the third in the series on the Trans
figuration of onr Lord entitled "The
Overshadowing Cload." Sonday school
10 a. m. Glass meeting 13 in. Ep
worth League at 7. Any and all are
invited to these services.
It will be Biographical Day at
the Presbyterian Church neit Sun
day, the Pastor, Evan P, Hughes, tak
ing for his themes the following : 11
a. m.-"A Horo." 8 p. m.-"A
Coward" He will take a historical
character from the anunls of.hnman his
tory as a conorete illustration of each.
Well prepared and carefully rendered
luusio will add to the attractiveness
of the services. A hearty and cordial
Invitation to attend these ezeroises Is
eitended to all, especially strangers.
St. Luke's Church.
"Lovo aud Murringe" will be the
tiubject of the morning sermon, Sim
lay. Mr. Wllllianis will preach on
tliis subject by request. It will lw of
especial interest to men. "Till Be
ginnings of the Church iu Rritaiu"
the subject of the evening Hermou.
Yon are cordially invited to attend
Freda Rinna, the 10yeaf-old (laugh
ter of Mr. aud Mr. Kil Hiuus, bad a
narrow escape Wednesday from serlons
injury or death by a runaway horse.
JStio was accompany Inn her uncle,
Wilfred Harris, who was delivering
ioe about the city. While Mr. Harris
van taking a cake of ice to Mrs. N.
P. Dodge's house he left the little airl
in the wagon holdiig the horse.
Suddenly the animal dashed down
the lull at a high speed, the girl
holdiugto the lines and bravely do
ing her best to stop the horse. At
the intersection of A and Third
nl reels the vehicle struck a stump aud
piled np a wreck, while the horse rail
on down the street. The, little girl
was thrown to the ground and had
thu remarkable escape of getting otT
with only a dislocated toe and a few
For Sale in Nelson's Addition
Prices From $10.00 Up.
Terms: Cash, easy payments, installments
or work any aid terms. : : : :
Lome and see mo and
canuot make a deal,
deed to suit :
Oilico at residence on East A Street.
JOSE X. NELSON.
It looks very much like rain again.
James Hogue la working for Fred
Mra. Battle Floyd started for Grants
Pass this morning.
Miss Linnle Sowell is visiting her
sister Lettie Sowell.
Worn Wade, of Takllma spent Wed-
ensday in onr town Jane 28.
Mrs. J. H. Austin is np at lakilnia
visiting her mother, Mrs. Eggers.
W. F. Hogue ia freighting for
Hogue & Burke from Grants Pass.
Tom Gilmore of Grants Pass spent
few days around Kerby this week.
Mini Alice Seyferth of Holland
spent three days of last week visiting
Mits Milley Thrasher is back at the
Pioneer hotel after spending a few
days at home.
Ed Bnrke one of our merchants
made a flying trip down to the
Calumet mine Tuesday.
Mr. M. Tycer of the Union Hotel
and Miss Elsie Hogue of Hogae &
Burke's store made a flying trip to
Grants Pass last week.
OLD BLACK JOE.
Hop Growers In Hard Luck.
C. G. Anient shipped Wednesday
hlq latt years hop crop of 75 bales.
He got 10 cents a pound which just
leaves him even on cost of growing
aud putting the hops in the bale and
the insurance with nothing for the
use of the laud. This sale cleans np
all the hops in Rogue River Valley
except 17 bales. All the previous
sales were made at from seven to 11
cents a pound, a price that is ruinous
to the growers.
The hop yield for this year prom
ises to be good in the yards that are
being well cared for, but only about
75 per cent of the acreage in Rogue
River Valley is being thoroughly cul
tivated and trained. A number of
yards have only had partial cultiva
tion and a nnmber of others are not
beug cared for at all, while several
small yards have boen dng np. With
the dealers by their gambling schemes
getting all the profits and with no
general market as with grain, hay or
bntter, a few big brewing companies
controlling the world's consumption
and market the ontlook for the luck
less hopgrower is not very enoourag
iug. If the plan tried last Fall of
putting hops in oold storage proves
suceesB, as there is every reason to
expect, the day for high priced hops
is past for the brewers will bay np
cheap hops aud hold them over to nse
during succeeding periods of a short
age of yield. Were the hopgrowers to
form a union they might have a
chance of keeping themselves from
being ground betweeu the upper aud
nether mlllstouus of the buyer and the
brewer. But hopgrowers are like all
other farmers they are shy of unions
and co operation and that power to bo
exercised by the town meu to the lat
ter's gain and the farmer's loss. This
starvation price of hops is doing some
good for it is giving a big impetus to
the fruit aud dairy industry in Hogue
River Valley, the products of which
are not readily emit rolled by the mar
ket manipulations of deulers.
Street Improvement Is Voted
Ou thu requoNt of the city council a
meeting was held Wednesday evening
at the City Hall of the properly owu
ers concerned in the proposed paving
of Sixth ami G streets, the two prin
cipal business streets of Oranst Pass.
The council had under consideration
the proposttiou of maeadamuing
Sixth street from Rogue river bridge
to A street aud O street from Gilbert
creek bridge to Se veuth street, aud as
a reiuoustranee was threatened it was
desired to have an expression of the
views of the property owners aloiig
i mm iJ.iiiqnfa"
the lota. too. If
you must bo hard
: : :
NEWS NOTES OF
GRANTS PASS HOSPITAL
Patients Doing Well Provolt
Postmaster Soon to to Home
Change in Housekeeper.
Affairs at the Southern Oregon Gen
eral Hospital in this city are moving
along in the nsual routine. The
scrupulous neatness and the restful
cheerfulness and quietness that is
maintained in the institution is a
compliment to the executive ability of
the matron, MIhs Marie Weeland. A
change in housekeepers will take
place next week, the present house'
keeper, Miss Emma Plennly returning
to her home at Granite Hill and her
position will be taken by Miss Maud
Belnap, of this oity.
L. W. Smith, merchant and post
master at Provolt, who was operated
on two weeks ago is able to get about
a few minutes at a time and he will
probably be able to return to his home
by a week hence. Mrs. Smith, who
spent last week with him, returned to
Provolt Monday. During the absence
of Mrs. Smith the duties of postmaster
at Provolt were attended to by Mrs.
Smith's sister, Miss Amanda Coffee,
of Sisson who came two weeks ago for
a visit and to assist Mrs. Smith. Mr.
Smith also has a small farm and his
illness preventing him from curing
his nay his neighbors generously
volunteered and put his hay crop in
Thomas Laraon, a miner from
Waldo, will leave for bis home Mon
day, bis arm having healed over where
It was amputated three weeks ago.
Mr. Lamou was suffering from a
cancer on his right hand and to save
his life it was necessary to amputate
the arm, which was done above the
wrist. Ed Browning of Placer who
entered the hospital last week to have
his eyes treated is recoverng from the
severe inflammation that threatened
to cause him to lose his sight and will
be able to return to his home In a
week or 10 days.
Mrs. J. C. MoCarty, of Myrtle
Creek who is in the hospital while
having her eyes operated on by Dr.
Findley, is in a fair way to fully re
gain her vision. A cataract waB re
moved from one eye three weeks ago
aud so successful was the operation
that iiow that the eye has healed the
other eye will be operated ou for the
removal of a cataract.
these streets! There was a large at
tendance both of the propertyholders
ooucerned and citizens of the town.
The meeting was presided over by
Acting Mayor W. M. Hair and the
object of the conference and the plan
of the couucil for carrying cut and
payiug for the proposed street im
provement was fully explaiued by
City Attorney A. C. Hough. Judge
J. O, Booth led in the discussion aud
opposed paving the streets, stating
that he was heartily in iavor of all
public improvements but just at tbis
time he thought to pave these streets
was a burden that the property holders
could not well undertake. Mauy of
them had given liberally to the sub
sidy to the Viranta Pass aud Takilma
railroad, as well an to other undertak
ings. A fruit caunery aud a creamery
were undertakings helpful to the city
that needed the backing of the citizens
of Grants Pass. Then there wore
poor property owners who could uot
stand the assessments. Joseph 'Moss,
J. II. Williams, A. U. Ilanuard, aud
George Colvig opposed the measure
ou the same grounds as advanced by
Councilman Frank Fetsch led the
forces favorable to the street paving
and gave a strong statement of the
advantages to the property owners aud
to the oitv by proitoscd improvement.
August Fetsch and J. D Fry also
spoke iu favor of the paving proposi
tion. A vote beiug takeu the decision
whs two to one against the paving
COME IMS FALL
Is Prediction of v Returned
Miner Found Business Good
in the E&it.
A. L. Smith, a well known miner
of this distrtct aud oue of the former
owners of the Grouse Mouutain miue
iu the Mt. Baldy district and which
he aud his partners sold to Spokane
parties at a good price, is iu Grants
Pass to spend two weeks ou business
matters. Mr. Smith left Grants Pass
with his family some three mouths
ago for au extended trip East, during
which he was in St. Louis aud other
Eastern cities ou business. Mrs.
Smith weut to Neodaka. Kau., where
she is spending the Summer with
Mr. Smith has become interested in
mining property in the Manhattan
district in Nevada, which be thiuks is
quite promising. W. Gant and E. A.
Edgar, who were owners with him .u
the Grouse Mouutain miue also weut
Mr. and Mrs. Clark of Deer Creek
were out on Slate creek Tuesday.
The reunion is over and the old
veterans and visitors are once more
Hurrah for the Fourth! A grand
celebration at the saw mill, oome one,
come all. Everybody welcome.
Miss Luln Conger arrived at Love's
Station Saturday evening to take 'he
place of Miss Esther Holloway who
was suddenly called home. -..-
We are glad to be among the first to
sample the new creamery butter from
Kerby. They are now turning out
from 60 to 75 pounds of butter daily.
We wish them success.
A new railroad is now being built
on Slate creek. On account of the fine
weather the past week so much lum
ber has been sawed, it was found
necessary to lay a new tramway.
Wish the lumber would hurry up and
dry out so the boys would get that
platform for the Fourth.
Ihe mill camp was almost entirely
deserted last Sunday. Clarence Frost
and family, Will Sargent and family
and Frank Hudson spent Sunday at
Selma visiting Mrs. Bishop and Mrs.
Seamen, a sister who recently arrived
from Calforuia, and whom they had
not seen for six years. Ed Tucker,
Will Chastain, Fred Sargent, Nate
Damewood, D. A. Richie aud Clarence
Frost were also at Selma Sunday.
Three of our young women walked to
Selma and back. Only six miles over
Schmitt Bros, have added to their
Deer park a log chewed in two by a
near mat cnewea us way out or tne
trap, but we hear there ia to be au-
otner pars; Duut soon, two young
gentlemen viewing tne grounds lues
day evening, volunteered to jump the
feuce so the young ladies establishing
this park would not have to look for
deer, but would have for a beginning
a Kind easier round dear. cl AiN
to Nevada and assisted in locating
claims with Mr. Smith. Mr. Gaut
will remain in Nevada and Mr. Smith
will return there next week, but Mr,
Edgar will return to this county, he
having sold his interest in the mine
to Messrs. Smith & Gant. Mr. Egdar
left Manhattan two weeks ago and is
to arrive iu Grants Pass this week.
He is traveling overland and trans
ports his camp outfit on packhorses.
He owns a farm on Jerome prairie
and may again become a farmer.
; Mr. Smith states that business con
ditions iu the East are good and all
anticipate a very prosperous year.
He says many people are planning to
move to the Pacific Coast and there
will be a big emigration west this
Banking and Trust Co.
GRANTS PASS. ORE.
Sheriff George Lewis aud Frank
Heck got back Thursday evening from
Ashland whither they had been to se
cure a team aud buggy that had been
stolen from Mr. Heck's livery barn by
Bert Newton They got the rig but
Newton made good his esoape. New
ton, who i" about 21 years old bad
worked for Mr. Heck for a few days
aud last Thursday evening he made
arrangements with Mr. Heck for a
team to be used by him to go to Lay
ton's mine on the Applegate for his
blankets and clothing. He took a
good driving team and uot coming
back that day Mr. Heck made a search
for the team. He found that Newton
had called at Latyon's and got his
effects and then drove on up the Ap
nleoate. Mr. Heck then enlisted the aid of
Sheriff Lewis in the search for the
team and the arrest of the thief
Officers in all the towns south were
notified and the Ashland officials suc
ceeded in findiug the team and rig in
that oitv. Newtion drove direct to
Ashland, the dav he left Grants Pass,
going by way of Jacksonville and
making the 65 miles by 4 p. m. The
day was very hot and the hard trip
about ruined one of the horse. He O. Stanley. His cash being gone and
sold the team, harness and buggy to his credit likewise Mr. Stanley re
J. J. Norriss a clerk in a hardware j fused to sell him more goods, but
store in Ashland for f 150, but was only Smith on his continued visits to the
paid $15, the balance to be on time, j store appeared with new articles of
Newton registered at the hotel under clothing on that looked very much
his correct uame and had a companion
with him who registered with him,
but so disguised his hand that the
name could not be made out. Both
took the evening train south, Newton
buying a ticket for Dunsmuir.
Sheriff Lewis has an accurate de
scription of Newton and be sent it to
California sheriffs and it is quite cer
tain that the young degenerate will be
caught and sent to the penitentiary
where lie ought to be kept for life.
THAT WE SHOULD AlSJWS
LOOK OUT FOR SURPRISES.
THIS STORE: HAS 'Em.-IN
QUALITY J'TYLe cx PRICES.
If YOU DOUBT THAT HONE STY
IS THE BEST POLI CY, JUST TftY
BEING DISHONEST A WHLE"
THEFU.SE IS BURNING CLOSE To OUR. .SUMMER
-STOCK, BUT IT IS NOT YET "BUSTED." WE CAN
STILL -SUPPLY YOU WITH ToGS FOR THE FOURTH
why .swelter when you can keep cool in a
-swell crash .suit which will cost you only
$3.00, or a cover suit for $2.50? we have
lots of summhr sjts, you can only wear
one or two. one bought from us now will
COST YOU $6, $7.50. $9, $10, $j 2.50, $15, $16
OR $20. DON'T LET THE FOURTH PA.S JBY WITH
OUT PUTTING ON A NEW NECKTIE, JUJT To JHoW
YOUR REJPECT FOR UNCLE .SAM. WE HAVE JUJT
RECEIVED A FINE LOT OF THE VERY LATEST
PATTERNS IN EVERY STYLE NECKTIE THAT'S
MADE. TWO BITS FOR THE TWENTY-FIVE CENT
KIND AND FOUR BITS FOR THE FULL HALF DOL
LAR VALUE. STRAW HAT? YOU HAVE THREE
MONTHS TO WEAR ONE. HOW MUGH ONE? ONLY
50C, 75C, $1.00, $1.25 AND $1.50. YOU OUGHT
TO SEE THE BUNCH OF C00L HATS WE SELL FOR
IOC, 15C, 25C AND 35C. RESPECTFULLY,
QEO. 5. CALHOUN C0HP1NY
OUTriTTCRS TO EOT ANb fldN
A MAN OF LEISURE
TAKES UP SHOPLIFTING
Steels Clothing and Lends In
County Je.ll Enroute to the
The hearing took place Wednesday
forenoon before Justice Clements of
Mark Smith on a charge of larceny.
Smith had H. D, Norton as his at
torney, but the state was not repre
sened though District Attorney Reaiues
bud been notified. After hearing the.
evidence Justice Clements placed
Smith under $500 bonds for his ap
pearance in the circuit court and he
now languishes in the county jail as
he could find no one to go his bond.
Smiith has been in Grants Pass for
the past six months, with no special
occupation and boarded at the Layton.
He made some purchases of clothing
during tne vt inter at tne store of lieo.
' such as Air. atanlsy Had In stock the
latter grew snspioious and swore out a
seach warrant aud when Smith's room
was searched a general collection of
shirts, ties, suspenders, shoes, etc was
found. He had carefully removed the
tags yet Mr. Stanley was able to
identify most of them. Smith told
such improbable storieB of how he
came into possession of the articles
that he is certain of a term in the