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THE FRUIT GROWERS-
OPEN WAR ON PESTS
Union to Have County Inspector
Appointed Will Supply Spray
MaterleJa eu Coat.
The meeting of the Grains Pass
..XTUlt UrOWpm Tin inn loo. Gt.A
'i -l - .mo.i untuiuH
ll-was largely attended by frnit growers
a. mw rrnm ahnnt. f2nn n
v v Woodville, Huao. Wildnrvillci.
sections of Rogue Rivor
Estimates were filed with the sec
retary by the various fruit growers as
to the amount of apples that they
would have to ship. The report
hows that the onion will have five or
six cars of strictly fancy pack apples
for Eastern shipment. The Union
will not now nor hereafter send a
single box of fruit to market that is
not strictly first-class. Had the scale,
oodlin moth and other pests not made
such havoo in the orchard'" there
would have been fully 75 cars of fruit
To inaugurate a vigorous campaign
against the pests that are proving so
destructive to the frnit crop in Jose
phine county was determined on by
the Union, and it was decided to have
a county fruit inspector appointed to
strictly enforce the state law and j
make tree owners either eradicate the '
pests or cut down their trees. County
Judge Stephen Jewell was present and !
assured the frnit growers tlmt he j
would co-operate with th-t farmers to
the fullest extent in having the est
law enforced, the provitious of which
ara very strict, quito a' much u the"" ,""n-
stite sanitary laws to check smallpox
and other contagious diners, lliu
owuer of diseased trees w ill hnv to
cleau them or cut them down cr the
job will be done for him and the ex
pense will be a lieu on his propel ty
which the Bhoriff will colli ct. For
county fruit inspector the, Union rec
ommends.! Chnrle Meserve to be
appointed hy the county court. Mr.
Meserve is secretaiy or the Union and
the organization will assist hiu to the
fullest extent in the war on nests
wneu.er in me orchard of the farmers
or in rue yara ot the town resirteut.
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u uni ji mini, mo cAiien" ui so irv- i
iug will be as light as possible the 1
Union will furuisli the materials at
cost t those needing the chemicals.
The Union will purchase the lime,
sulphur, salt and blue vitriol which
will be in the sprays used this Fall,
in large quantities and Secretary
Meserve was authorized to secure bi.ls cewlinjjr two years, or hy fine not ex
from the dealers for these mat-rials. deling $".0(10, or both "
Another roason for the Union supply-1 TllH etTor,H of tlle American Mining
ing the spray ingredients is that; thoy I Congress to protect the Investor
may be of uniform and full Btreugth. j R;nst mining frauds by furni.-hing
Oftentimes anrarinu (a nt .(V.,nn I information as to the true conditions
because some of the ingredients are he- ! at th n,ine h" m'Ml" ",r'rp al'Preut
low the stregth required by the formu-! tllu ue""t.F of legislation to sup
la. Thn result is the orchardist loses 1 m"ess tM eviI- 81,(1 " hopel that
his fruit and is out the expense of ' a11 prions mining men will take an
snravimr nn.1 tlio nunfhli l.n It 1 active interest and communicate with
Is the purpose of the Union to
clean out the nests that Josenhiue
county will be able to ship Kant more
than 75 per cent of the fruit crop in
stead of having 75 per cent of the crop
ruined as is the case this year, with
a loss of 75,00O to the farmers.
Working the Jump-off-Joe Mine.
B. C. Pratt & Co., mining brokers j
of Boston have turned the r st tent inn
toward Southern Oregon r-iininit fi M
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JTIOOU.1U y.VHILJ, l,,l IlifJ .l.-.-T
orchased from Dysert & Bni th. Tbo ;
property is in charge of A. U Call.
mining engineer, a rmMve ct .alitor-
nia who has had a wide range of ei-
perince in the gold fields, and he is '
fitting op the property fop the com
ing season's run. The mine has had
good equipment bnt it will be
thoroughly modernized add a dozen
men are now employed getting every,
thing in readiness for the first water,
The mine is located about 14 miles
from Grants Pass and consists of 500
acres of placer ground. This is pro
liminary work for Pratt & Co , and if
they find conditions favorable they
will devote more attention to Sooth
era Oregon and take up some larger
TO SUPPRESS FAKE
California Has Such a Ltvw a.nd
Oregon Is Certain to Have
A bill providing for the punish
ment of all mining fakirs and promo
ters of illegitimate mining enterprises
will be. drafted by the Amerloan
Mining Congress at its annual session
which will be held in Denver, Colora
do, October 10 to 19th inclusive. A
committee composed of the best talent
in the United States has been ap
pointed to prepare and submit to the
Mining Congress a draft of such bill.
This committee comprises two United
States Senators. Robt. M. Lu Fol
lette (Wis.), ami Fred T. Dubois
(Idaho); one Congrissumu, Eben V.
Martin (South Dakota), and the
Governors of two states, Geo. C.
Hardee (California), and Jos. V.
Foil: (Missouri). Four are attorneys
and all from mining states of promt-
iiiiroiuia nas aireanr aoopti u a law
which ha- wrrfced an ulmosf complete
r ! ! ill"? from that stite ofsiioiious
mining sock nud tlmt h ch-rous
..'i:as: : en t'ie mining industry the
fake promoter. It is probable that the
proposed legislation which will be
snKc itfed In l'i s'nte lej;;s!:iti:ies
this Wmt r, wijl bo fasliionfd after
thn California1 law, which provitit s
that uny ferson who .hall mid rtnke
to s II or absent to the publication.
privately or publicly, of a I'randnlent- i
. A . . I . '
v -1B"U lur i""" -"-miiv nn
'idea of a grcati r value or less an
1'81"1'"1 valuH or urit value than
such stock may nally pos-e
the iutentiou of
efrauding any per-
son or the public, "shall be deemed
guilty oi a felony, aud on conviction
sliall bo punched Ly imprisonment in
ctate prison, or a county jail, not ex-
luu Bt'i I eirai , iu inn run lliub lun Ultl
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tM mn? receive the most intelligent
consideration at the coming annual
meeting. The Mining Congress never
was in as strong a position to combat
this evil, and the assistance of every
mining man is ueeded to make its
work more effective.
Steps will also be taken at this ses
sion for the creation of mine drainage
districts similar to public improve
muiit ..'i-r.ricis in cities, r.ulfortlie
CTfittio:! f.f iJep.it l ient of Mi"es
the Jump-off-Joe'"" " v. parrc r.xeconve
i.t t. .... i Oeriiirtme t cf the nat oi al fcv-in-
f'ri. CW o Sinv'he and bhr
vig.tiLij relatives at Ros burg,
Miners' blinks at the Courier office.
Real Estate I
Rent Houses '
W. L. IRELAND.
X5hQ Real Estate Man.
Ground Floor, Courier Bldg.
Grants Pass. - Oregon.
GRANTS PASS. JOSEPHINE COUNTY,
NEW RATE LAW
New Railroad Regulations Laid
Down by the Interstate Com
In an opinion just made public the
Interstate Commerce Commission
takes important action on coustroing
the application of the railroad rate
law and providing general rules ap
pliyng to joint traflio on new lines
and to commutation, mileage and ex
cursion rate9. The rulings arre as
"Paymeut for transportation Noth
ing but money can be lawfully re
ceived or accepted in payment for
transportation subject to the act
whether of passengers or property, or
for any service in connection there
with, it being the opinion of the
Commission that the prohibition
against charging or collecting a
greater or less or different compensa
tion than the established rates iu
effect at the time precludes the ac
ceptance of services, property or
other payment in lieu of the amount
of money specified in the published
Where connecting carriers establish
a joint rate which is less or greater
than the sum of their local rates, such
joint rate is a change of rates and re
quires a notice of 30 days. In su.'h
I cafes the joiut rate, when duly estah
lishd and iu force, becomes the only
lawful rate fur through transporta
tion. "New roads -On new liues of road,
including branches and extensions of
existing roads, cut ratts may be estab
lished in the first im-tauce, and also
j joint rales to and from points on such
jiiew liues without notice on posting
: a turilT of such rates and filing the
I same with the Coinmissiouer.
"Round Trip Excursion Rates It is
the opinion of the Commission that
the provisions of the amended sixtli
scctiun iu respect of the publishing,
filing Hud posting of tariffs apply to
the mileage, excursion and cumulation
o nmiiuu.ru uj toil Bei'lilOU.
' riit. u unllinri-Ki.1 I... O'l.l . I
'Such a rate when first established or
oflWed i held to be a change 0f rates
which requires a notice of :i0 d ijb.
With' "" "l'i"""' " J mm ui" tuo
'KlinnM nnf- lio rficon in noun tf ... il.. . ....
, . m .
rates, or other reduced rates which,
like ordinary passenger rates, ar es
tablished for an indefinite period mid
appear to bo a matter of permanent
policy. Strictly excursion rates,
however, coveting a named and
limited period, are of a different
ciiaracier in cms regard aud may j
properly tie established on much
character in this regard and may
properly be established on much
"To avoid the necessity for special
application in cases of this kind, the
Commission has made a geueral order
flxiug the following named time of
notice of round trip excursion rates,
and carriers may govern themselves
"Rates for an excursion limited to
a designated period of not more than
three days may be established with
out further notice upon posting a
tariff one day in advance iu two pub
lic and conspicuos places in the wait
ing room of each station where tickets
for such excrsions are so'd, and mail
iug copius to -he C mi. ion.
"Rates fc. io t'f -i ei limited to
di.u"ed ft' ol o' m ire than three
diii ai d i ct ,,i , o tl-sn :;o days may
j' up otilil'siio'i upon a i n ice of three
U.i.. s, in ilaco f thn i( days' notice
otherwise r quir.'d by the amended
"Riteiforan excurioi limited to
designated pr.od exceiing so days
will rexpiirj t:m stitutoiy nnli.e, un
less shorter lime is allomd iu special
cases by the coinm'ss:on.
FARM NEAR GRANTS
PASS CHANGES HANDS
T. P. Lee. the Melon Grower, Dis
poses of His Place on
T. P. Lee has sold his farm two
miles west of Grants Pas to Jacob
Strauss. There are CO acres iu the
tract and it sold for f I4W. It is one
of the richest tracts iu Hogoe River
Valley and had it been in Jackson
county where farming is given more
prominence than in Jocephine
county it would readily have sold for
OREGON, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1906.
$13,000. It is well improved and on a
rnral telephone and mail route and
Mr. Stranss got bargain.
Mr. Strauss formerly resided in Ap
plegate Valley and had fine farm
four miles above Mnrphy whioh he
sold last year for 110,600. He plan
ned to leave Rogue River Valley and
go to a more desirable country but
after spending a year traveling aud
lacking over all the much lauded sec
tions he came back to Josephine
county well satisfied to invest and to
again become a resident of this Valley.
HAVE FINE FRUIT
Will Sell $14,000 Worth of Apples
-Plow Up Alfalfa to Plant
To those who think that Josephine
county is only a mining district and
that its chief industry will always be
in the operation of its mines a look
at the frnit exhibit in the large dis
play window of P. H. Harth & Com
pany's clothing store will convince
them that fruit raisirg is certain to be
the greatest industry of Rogue River
Galley. This exhibit is samples of
apples and pears from but one orchard
that of Eismann Bros,, whee farm is
five miles wet of this city aud in
qnality it would be a cerdit to even a
Hood River fruit fair.
Eismann Bros, have demonstrated
that fruit raising can be made a suc
cess aud that there is big piofit iu
growing strictly first-class apples,
pears, etc Their crop this season
will brine thmi fully 1-1,000 and
their per cent of profit is certain to
be larger than is earned by any gold
mine, sawmill or o;her industrial es
tablishment in Josephine county.
And to further prove their faith in
the fruit industry Eisuiauu Bros, will
this Fall plow up 70 acres of fine al
falfa and set (lie land to Newtown
apple trees. And they expect to in
cre.ise their planting from year to
year uutil they will have a 200 acre
Rev. C. O. Beckman is at Portland
attending the Willamette conference
of Methodist churches, now In session
at Sunnysiile, iu the chnrch presined
over by Rev. Ford, at one time presid
ing eloer of the Grants Pass district.
Conference will be in sefsiou until
Beautiful new Combina
tion Desks and BookCascs
$15.00 to $30.00
Lino 1 c
patterns, both inlaid and reg
ular prices right.
Our New Line of ROCKERS
and Dining Chairs
cannot be beat.
This fine Rattan
Rocker, no arms,
See the new goods.
; . - . : - I
Call in and examine the Easy Running New Washing
The easy price will surely plea.se you, too.
, E ,
OF CIRCUIT COURT
Judge H. K. Hanna Passes Judg
ment on Wrong Dotra.
The circuit court for the September
term commenced its labors Monday
with Judge H. K. Hanna on the
bench. The complete docket com
prised a dozen criminal and 60 or
more civil cases, 14 divorce cases be
ing included in the list. The cases
disposed of op to the hour of going to
press are as follows :
State of Oregon vs. Sam Cooiht,
larceny from a peron, plead gnilty
aud was sentenoed to one year In the
State vs. Ed Williams, assault with
dangerous weapon, plea, not guilty;
a special veuire of four jurymen was
drawn ; case was given to the jury at
5 :30 Thursday and at I o 'clock the
jury handed in a sealed verdict and
wa dismissed; verdict not gnilty.
State vs. Bert York. Indicted and
released on f 150 bail.
State vs. Henry Barzellle, threaten
ing to kill, dismissed.
State vs. Walter Eastman, assault
with dangerous weapon; not a true
State vs. O. W. Trii lett, dismissed.
State vs. Jas. T. McCune, larceny
from a dwelling, not a true bill.
State vs. W. M. Richards, not a
State vs. W. E. Wilson, plead
guilty ; sentenced to serve three years
in the penitentiary.
Thus .'ialvin vs. Frauk Heck, act
ion for money, judgmwit iu favor of
H. D. Norton vs Win. II. Emerson.
and John Ross Jr., action for money,
default aud judgment.
Oustav Payne vs Pacific Pine
Needle Co.. action for money, de
fault and judgment.
O. O. Kockstead vs. Houry J. J.
Harvey Book vs. Now York & West
ern Mines Co., confirmation.
Grant t Pass Hardware Co. vs. J. P.
Johu Golf vs. Mary E. Golf, di
Oregon Mining Journal vs. Sooth
em Oregon Title, Ouaruutee and
Abstraot Co. action for money, appeal
THOMAS & O'NEILL
Homes Furnished Complete
Money Back if You Wantli
Interesting prices on
CARPETS this week. A
lot more new patterns of
Rockers, Parlor Stands,
Tables, Music Cabinets,
Baclielor Shaving Cabinets,
from decision of the justice oourt;
judgment for plaintiff.
Oregon , Mining Journal vs A. S.
Hammond, action for money, appeal
from justice oourt; judgmennt for
H. Ib Wilson vs. Willis Kramer,
W. T. Turham vs. Calumet and Ore.
gon Mining Co., judgment for $2000 in
favor of plaintiff.
Grants Pass Hardware Co. vs.
Calumet and Oregon Mining Co..
action for money; judgment.
Win. Sience et al vs. J. W. RiiBsell,
E. M. Alrbight ct al vs. Murliir
Brown et al, action for money, dis
missed as to McGuire ; case continued.
Sadie Crawford Ferguson vs. W. E.
Ferguson, divorce, decree.
THE GAUCE DISTRICT
HAS PROSPEROUS TIMES
Old Store Gives Place to 2-Story
Structure School House Built
e.nd Tee-cher We.ntod.
C. L. Barlow, postmaster and mer
chant at Gallce, was in Grants Pass
Thursday and Friday. Mr. Barlow
stated that work was plentiful and
uol an idle mau in the Oalicu district
and that the placer mines which is
the chief industry wero iu shape for
active ojierations so soon as the rains
set in. Much development work is
b ing done on quarts claims and some
fine properties are being opened up.
The old store and postolllce building
that hai done duty for years past and
was amply large for its pnrpoo has
become entirely too Binall slnc it has
been occupied by Barlow Bros, With
their stock of general merchandise and
now It is to bo replaced by a fine two
story structure that will be ready tor
use iu two woeks. With new and
larger quarters. Mr. Barlow an
nounces that his firm will enlnrga
their stock and Tnnko It more com -plito
A te tclnT is wanted at Gallce so
Mr! Barlow, who is district clerk,
states. The term will be four months,
wages fit) and board in a desirable
place near the school house f 15 per
month. The school house Is new and
well furnished and located in the
village. There will bo 13 to 15
Quartz blank at the Courier office.
A splendid array of tanty
patterns in Wall Papers
10 to 75e
at lcs than
T r i p 1 1- crrt
1' I a I i!
liniLs h"'! Forks, p'.-r t,
Patent Pie and
Cake Tins, all kinds
Egg Whips, all ft?rr?Sfc
kinds dover, 10c f1?
Kraut Cutters, f 1 ' 1 'f
35c to $1.50 V'Al 'J
Vye Mouse Furnishers