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Staple an Fancy
Grit and Shell
Chick Feed for
the Little Chicks
Front Ftnx't , mur Palace Hole
(JHANTS I'ASH, OKK. '
WILDERTILLE t D E E II I G
V It 0 VOLT
Jess Lttiuninn of Provolt was at
J. A. Lewuiau win at Orants rami
tliii wnek oil business. Mr. Lawman
in a farmer a( Provolt anJ it priuoiply
dvotlng lila attention to cattle rail
ing. DoriuK tlie sfssou, Mr. Lowtnan
int up a lsrue amount of hay which
has beeu balod heretofore hat will
hereafter be fed to beef and stock
cattle. During tho Bummer luoutln
the cattle will lie driven to the ranges
of old Uraybauk where they are loft
until mow flies the Fall Many of
the cattle, when driven home are
ready for It lie market. All stook cat
tle at Provolt are looking Rood.
Our Winter ha been mild and
Jilvasant, considering the severe
storms of sleet and freezing whiub we
read of in many other uear-hy states,
but Southern Oregon has been bltwsed
with none of the ssveie storms
and the weather ha been warm
and plsasant for the pant two
weeks The sun has been shining
very brightly aud this is much re
gretted owing to the fruit. The al
mond, peaches and pours are far ahead
of last season. The peach blossoms
are showing their red hood, while
the almonds in another week will be
in bloom. The apple crop 1h alto
ahead ot last soasou aud I many
are fearing early fruit bloMouia aud
"Red Cloud" seems to have a pick
at the I'rovolt corespondent woudnr
why? Come up to i'rovolt aud ee
the pretty girls there are no stumps
in the road up here, "Hud Cloud.
Your cdiniuiiuity has Home pretty
girls, which you have been speaking
of for siimo time, but make thum
kuowu an 1 am a bachelor.
There was a crowd .weiit from I'ro
volt to laurel (irovo Saturday . All
reMrt a good time and 'will go again
We are eoriy to learn of the illness
of Minnie Yinvarrl of Williams. Dr.
I.ougliriilge of (irnntH 1'aNS was sum
nioned and an operation mrfnrun'l on
her throiki, winch was swollen to a
dangerous stage. She is at prcmint
slow ly recovering.
1. K. MEWMAN.
A 1J0 ;
The W. C. T. U. met at Grandma
Woodard's Tboraday, the 4th.
Mrs. Lewis and Ooldie visited a
few days at Merlin the past week.
Mahala Robinson and children
visited few days at Medford, re
turning home Monday of this week.
And the cat came back.
Grouudhng hss bad his day,
it's St. Val's, then burrah
Mrs. Gertrude Webb drove to Wsldo
HOOD RIVER GETS
BEST FRUIT PRICES
Average. Much Higher Net Price.
"Ihe-n the Colorado
FI EVEN APPLICANTS
PASS THE EXAMINATIONS
Entitled to Teech the Youth of
Jcephlne County-Four Have
Never Yet Taught.
Albright and Hugh Sheliy
Mrs. McClnng is home again after made a trip to K.eroy aionuay.
visiting her mother several weeks in i The n)S0 we ;call truly good il one
California. ' who endoreg the toothache without
Little Erick McCann had a bad fall wishing his wife had it.
last week, his high cbair falling Uncle Ebe ipent a couple of days
with him In It. He struck on his in Trapper Gnlrh this week,
chin and was quite badly hurt. Qus I.avln returned the fore part
.T R Robinson made a business trip of the week from Crescent City
to Medford the latter part of last
Mr. and Mrs. Nickerwin aud babe
have been visiting relatives the pant
few days aH ho is still quite lame
since getting hurt wiht the step lad
der some weeks ago.
Mrs. Roberts has something like
erysipelas in her face
Grants Pbhs Wedeusday
to consolt the doctor.
Mrs. Close is having some improve
ment put on her . place near Wilder
ville, having some plowing done and
Emma McCann is home now after
attending school at Corvallis several
Monday evening of this week Mr.
Pousman met with quite a sad acci
dent. Be was in the Barn and had
where he has been working in the big
timber. (ius has a fine homestead
here in Elk Yalley and when not at
work somewhere else is always buy
on bib claim. Gas believes in being
an honest with I'ucle Samuel as with
C'has. Mock, who bought the Evens'
and weut to place on Uramiy nun, sevms 10 uie"
of this week business and is making that place
shine like a "Nigger's heel." Mr
Mock is preparing to build a new
bouse this coming Summer. That is
the kind of men we like to see in
Will do you hear the Queen ot
Bronze people shout? Must be the
have struck something. IMIieyjsant
something to shout good aud hitrd
over, just let them take a peep at the
copper in Elk Yalley. Now if Uncle
Sam don't dsmomtize copper, were
milkei his cow aud jnst'then his dog sU Bk0(,tllul
ran along neblna ine cow. sue aicaea
t. flu Ana and stroclr Mr. Ilonsman I
i v....i.i t... i.. ..,i !, who
Oil lilt) ICKi uivni IliH uin n- uniwn "w
k.,o w m.ndH in ui.t in the everyway
house, then he shot the gun off and
l j l . t - A ...... .. . 1. . i
snoiueu ml luierraia uuiiiir luo uimui.,
but could not aronse auybody nntll 4
We have lots of respex't fr muu
has made one error and tries
in the world to make
amends for it. But, how about the
fellow whose whole anatomy is a
bundle of errors and he daily string'
o'clock the neit morning. He was lnIU v ngni iw
getting short of fuel in the house and hio' ""lastingly harp on the mis
burned an old cbair to keep from be-' fortD,ie of f-llowbemg?
ing chilled. The doctor oame out the George Webb has some traps set for
next day aud dressed his wound and foxes and today his sister Mae weut
he Is doing as well as could be ex- with him to see how it was done and
peeted. Leo Bams is taking care of lo and behold ! the first trap they
him as he was living alone. came to had a bear in it. You may
Fred Lowe and John Taber visited Se it was a big one when I Jell
with Kit W,-..lrd verl .lvs last Ju " wastcaoght in No. 3 trap
week. Thev were from Grants Pass
and though it good to get out In the i mM n(1 unhurt
onnotrv and iret a aood hreath. but n1 George 13 aud
j n - -
of course they didu't say so.
George Lewis of Wilderville has
beeu nuite sick hnt is much botte.
now. UNCLE FULLER. I Mr. and Mrs. Frodeliui from pier
! Elk Creek arel the guests of Mr. ami
j Mrs. D. L.-Webbr SuiTdaT
t L E L A X 1) X ; A good wife and mother is almost
44v4v))m4m)l invariably at home with her "duties,
but then we won't say what we thiuk
iur nicnoiH and wue maue urants ttioat
1'ans a call Monday.
and Mae carried it home in her arnii,
Mae is 11 years old
the bear not more
than 8 weeks old. The old bear
i was not around, else we might ham
had a different story to tell. j
It is reported that the Wertz saw
mill will start op the 1st of March.
The Lelaud Lumber Co. received a
supply of new cable for their donkey
aud started to work again the l'.Hh.
Henry Simmons spent Saturday and
Sunday in Grants Pass.
'1 he Leland school stttrted again
after a week's vacation.
'lhe Leland Lumber Co. bus been
repairing the roads getting ready to
ship lu in tier.
Jack llarker aud wife and 'I'm
Hneston anil wife of Leland spent
Saturday and Sunday in Merlin.
'. the gad.
ones who are
"Hi Master's Voice."
The Photo aud Music House has
beeu appointed selling agent for
Josephine county for the Yictor Talk
ing Machine and a full stock of ma
chines and records will he in stock
early next week. Come in and hear
"His Master's Voice. "
Iyooks as if we were going to h.ve
some more rain
Mtss Anna Slagle was on our streets
Mr. Corbet who bus hiin sucriii
tendlug the Sowell copper mine is
nowhere looking nftei his mining
Mrs. Ma Pecker and Mrs Homer
White were the Kiietts ot Mrs, Adams
Kd Hasye returned boms from Ken
licit last eck, where lie has Jbu
working for the pant four months.
Mrs. I). Slaglew.-sshoppingJaiiit
vixiling here last nivk.
2 Jennie . Mel 'lav i farununtlaud
building fiiiuic'al present. j
lioh Haskel, who ha Iwn botheicd
coiisbbirablTl.witli ;,hunlon jjnad the
grl) JiJoow able to .work
Mist'Mamte Schleigbl'.is'iiow wait
ress at the botr'.iiiTe.
2 Miss IMIa alien ws thejguest of
hir sinter, Mrs JMcI'riety Ja few days
Mr. truwell;wjJ,.u on our
TO I'TKR ANN. -largest
skH'k ofwtolies and chains
ever iu lowu'canbe found at Letvli
er's Kveryttiliigiutlie Jewelry'line
S4J on Merit
: LAUHEL (JKOVE
Well, say isn't this tine warm
weather we are having at presenT"?
Makes one fiM'l that Spring is here.
Messrs Oscar Williams and li. T.
Hay were visitors to your city last
Saturday, also George Viuing.
Mr. Swett and wife paid vour city a
visit last week, also A. II. Carson aud
son and C. F. Gentler and sou.
Walter Farra is very busy fttriniug
and building fence at present.
I b-lieve w,. will noon have that
K. F. P. route that "Monty" lias
spoken of so much, ,t they have lis
mtuii'i on their petition. Hrpe we do.
What is the matter with " Monty"
or In brother.' They only write mice
a mouth. 1 hey must he too sin to
stop "quick, also Mr. I.swmau had
nothing to say in regard to our road
last week. Perhaps lie will keep still
uow and also "Shorty."
About SI people arteuded literary
last Saturday night and thev md
to li.ne a n.'i'd lime ill general. A
nice iTs-ram was ren.iere.1 and the
reading i.f the paper call.. 1 the
"Laurel drove Wildcat;" afier recefs
a m.vk trial Mas held in whi.-li l.oui
Mitcliell was indicted for criminal
negligence and found guilty and sen
tence was pa.s,.d upon him to stay
away from Ins girl for .K davs.
There will l. a big social at Mur
phv the s !, of M.r-h aula!... diuce
ami box .ccial at Mr. Haber.naa s on
Mvch lt. NuhiN'ts fl, and'Nue
will run !l the wy fro n .'.0 .vnt to
Come everyb dv.
IT-'Vks a little like rsm this morning
but its too late for raiajjuow. a
Spring is here.
AKvap lljc Sane
San h i
faoiog ttr hi.
last wt'ek hv
The oiu gentle"-
ther were called
laJt w,.k by the
maLj s gttmg fe
2lH I' D.y aud m.
v. ur city oiae day
death of rue of Mr
Yo,ir reprtcr hvs been awav U 0f
tlieiiast week building r.,vU aid
the coi,.,,!eiu-es are we haveu't not
many items so will success to e
The following from the Hood River
Glacier will be of interest to the fruit
growers of Rogue River Valley as
showing the prices for fruit that were
realized ly two of the banner fruit
districts of the Wet. As compared
with the prices secured by the mem
bers of the Grants Pass Fruit
Growers Cuion the Rogue River fruit
stands well as to price. For apples
f. o. b. Grants Pass the Union real
ized l."a for Newtow usand 1. H5 f '
Spitzeubergs "aud from 70 cents to
1.10 for common kinds. Had the
grading aud packing been strictly
fir.-t-eliiH oil all the apples in this
shipments a much higher prire could
have been had. Manager Meserve
received an order from one of the
biggest firms in New York, handling
fruit for export, offering f'J a box
f. o. b. Grants Puss for large size,
strictly fancy pack Newtowns, to
eqoal Hood River as the letter stated,
but the order could not be filled,
though Rogue River can grow New
tons not excelled by Hood River or
any other district, but the fruit
growers of Josephine county are just
beginners aud are not up on spray
ing, pruning, thinning, cultivating, 1
picking, grading and packing as they
will be withiu a year or two and
from the splendid begininng that they
are now making will do better this
year. With a strictly fancy, honest
pack no section in the the United
States can secure higher prices for
fruit than can Rogue River Valleyj
"The report of the secretary of the
Grand Junction Fruit Growers' As
sociation of Colorado, tecently pub
lished, is of importance to Hood
River growers, in-so-far as it shows
the iut returns for fruit in that sec
tion, where land is selling at twice
and three times as much as it is here,
and also the eiteut of the business
handled by that association.
Shipments of fruit for the season
aggregated" 8fi7,"2.r)0packg, or 28
Ha),8aH pounds, equal to 1153 cars of
25,000 pound each, 1017 "cars by
freight and the balance by express and
local freight. The total amount paid
to growers was t"i."5, 81.144.
"Of this amount the apple crop
amounted to over 214.000 boxes.
The average received fur the fancy
apples was fl 01 per box, 5rt oeutTfor
choice, and 4,1 cents for half boxes.
Compared with Hood River, our
avenge, price for the entire output of
commercial apples was 11.49, while
tne average for the fancy grades,
compared with the Colorado prleeT
will be double.
"The actual average returns from
a whole district is tlie beet proof of
the net profits made in growingi!!)"
ples, and no apple growing section
has yet made returus that willeiiTuTl
those from Hood River. The ColoraTio
fruit section is much older thinthTsT
and land values have gone up there
until the price of land is much higher
than it is here. It is but an indica
tion of what may be expected here,
as time pusses, and we continue to
tinke the best profits from apple rais
ing on our land, in no instance have
any of the other apple growing fee
Hons any advantage over Hood River
in soil, cliimte, transportation
facilities or soeute attractions. Huod
River still holds the ;ead. and will
continue to hold it. "
Perry Bro. Will Set Out Gmps.
O. H. Perry, whose home is in
Superior, Wi-cousiu, but who spends
much of the Winter season it, Los
Angeles where be ha property in
terests, has been in Grants Pass for
the past 111. days on a visit to his
brother, W. T. Perry Mr. IVrr i.
familiar with the graps industry of
California and alter investigating the
pc-s,lulit;es the industry , Kogue
River Yalley he has decided to go in
partneiship with his brother, who has
VM-J acres of red land ou the Apple
gate near II. A. II. Orson's big
vineyard, and put out a large vine
yard. Thev will ,.i.lnt ,sme ,
to grape next Spring and a Urge
viney.M. Tuey will p.,ut mUt.
res to grapes next Spring and ex
pect to u-re.v.-. their T-age until
they have at least 1C0 aes to vine
yard. CMr. Perry has traveled extensively
over the United s,,, ailJ js weU
Posted o..;the frui, market condition
-r the Northern stafs and of Canada
ud he thinks that there will be a
profitable and lucr, ;,, ..... ...
l the fruit that Kogue River Yal-1-v
and all the P,ifl0 (Vst can ever
grow .w.ug ,o the limited area it,
the I uited States i I whU.h
can be l.-r.-wnjucc s-jullv he i, of
the opinion that grape, "will be the
tno-t protfUM frttit ,0 r.,u iut
Examination of applicants for
teachers certificates, both state and
coonty, was in progress at the court
houBe last week, commencing Wednes
day and continuing throughout the
week, with the examining board
cnmooBed of County School Superin
tendent Lincoln Savage, G. A. Savage
aud Miss Minnie Tuffs. There were
seven applicants for state papers and
13 aonlicants for county papers, 11
of these receiving certificates. There
was but one failure and one applicant
was taken sick and obliged to give up
Those who received certificates and
the district in which they are teach
ing are at follows:
First armri orrJ nm
rt . vji ri
.v " Ui
auj wuu.j in uie state if (o "i
Miss Mattie McElmm... -
inir at Leland.
Second lrarA-rrnnA . . ,
n w luriwo e.K
this coontv. Henrv Rna.o. J..
Emma Hocking, Jerome Prairii
Penny, Jones creek; Howard n 1
drick. Selma: Una r.r.,k J '
Vallev; Elain Tnht
Third grade, good for c
this county, Edna Disbrow ri'
Pnle. Pearl Sama Fn o. ' k
s- ' "b1"j oaioi,
Tho sevAn vim tnnb .
. siate n.
",""JU '"lurus rtotn
papers until about March 22.
ITlr Willi ..
aUuys the Itching at 'ii3
as a poultice, gives in.,. "4
t. Dr. llilmiH .1lllra
M- ment is prepared for Piiee .V'H
Ing of the prfvate parts.
seip 0' price. 60 cents and ""uH'iff.rs)
,6lHirTlRsS w.. Pro pa.. JieeUiSUJ'Sl
BOOKS and DRUGS.
ra grants pass, ore.
C. F. DIXON
Successor to J. M. CHILES
Staple and Fancy Groceries,
Flour and Feed
New stock 'of goods just arrived.
Special attention paid to family trade
TEAS AND COFFEES A SPECIALTY
THAT THE AMOUNT OF GOODS
w your Garment inY all
THAT 5 NEC E5JAKY. WE,
HAVE THE QUALITY AS WELL
AS THE QUANTITY ToCETHER
WTH 5TYLE AMP FIT
AND VARIETY! WELL YOU
SHOVLD SEE TTHEH
Justice blanks at the Courier office.
yFnrJR mCH GooD CLoTH U WAITED BE
f,MnnE 11 S NoT MADE up RIGHT WE CANNOT
UNDERSTAND. YoU KNOW THOUGH THAT A
f f"FTTRT 0F THE 3ooD CL0TH HAT IS MAPE
y.fi'EATED BY BEING PUT INTO ILL--5HAPED
iuJi,Jl6A TtiM WE LOOK TO WHEN WE
BUY OUR. GOODS. MIGHT YOU NOT JUST AS
yk?l?A "ORE THAT HAJ GOOD TITTINfi
GOODS? CLOTHES THAT FIT FEEL BETTER, AND
fro10!5 THAT riT MAKE A MAN FEEL
BETTER. WE CAN SELL YoU SUITS AND ToP
vin nrFMHE FOLLOWING PRICES, AND THEY
rnik rcD:D,A?D JPRING FOR $ 10.00, A
6VJS lmI roK 12-5' A BETTER
Ipp Mrf011 $J5-00 oR- 6.00, A GOOD
J20'00 T 9-00. BEST
H?"wn ? rlALL?? AN FIT YoU No BETTER, BUT
2ur E X0U more, take a look at
?5p?5WJl.f?r . SJMM GOODS. EASTER
-w-.l. LrL I J ri 1 0 YLAR.
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