ROGUE RIVER COURIER, GRANTS PASS. OREGON, MAY 17. W7. mml xmomm m stomach disorders Its con tinued use means injury to health. Following the advice scientists, England and passed laws prohibiting its use in bread making. American housewives should protect their house holds against Alum's, wrongs by always buying pure Grape Cream of Tartar Baking Powder. qPure Grape Cream of Tartar Powder is to be for the asking- Buy by name .Royal D E 11 1 N G Well now, here is a dandy raio and no one kicking. Even the Courier sometimes uses "deranged Bpellin. " Mr. Sanger of the Sanger mine was in oar valley la8t Sunday. "Red Clond" means "tell-a-path, tel-a-scope and tell-a-graf ter. " Engene Sams and D. L. Webb were in Waldo Sunday. E. M. Albright has settled down to genuine fanning, and is making the dnst fly. Universal and everlasting peace dwelleth among the bachelors of Elk Valley almost. Mrs. Gertie Webb and "Aunt Har riet" drove down to Waldo Wednes day. Mr. ,Tsle Hoagland of Kennett, Cal., : unking her parent, Mr. and Mrs. Sim Egger a visit, on the Illinois. She also made our city a short call Thnrsuay. Very glad to see her. Hector Egger was in our Valley this week on a business trip. He hails from Waldo. ' "Our Eingtir didn't do any noth ing" saitti the grafters as they embrace eah other with rapture. Hope Orants Pass won't grow so big as to take is Peering". "Spile" our municipal elections, but then .there Folger's Golden Gate Tea IIS To youth To middle age To old age J. A. F0LGER & CO. causes i permanent f P of medical tl France have had are lots of worse things than being a suburban town. Mr. and Mrs. Frodelins were visi tors at the home of Frank Stiwalt last Sunday. Ed. Wilson, who lias a home on the Illinois was a caller io oor valley yesterday, come again, Ed. A stranger from Grants Pass who had "tanked op" good and pleuty with "bog juice" had the pleasure of "padding" by the road side all through the rain last night. This morning he was wet ootside and in and was almost osh-go-speld. Beats nature what freaks some people will take to enjoy themselves. Sam Egger has been helping Tom- mie Gilllgan bnild a dam ou Elk creek for few days this week. Tom- mie is going to irrigate some. Scecial from Washington D. C, by wireless wire, loosest on earth The jury in the Herman trial brought in a verdict of not guilty, bot advised him not to do it again and if he ever did he oaght to be compelled to be ashamed of himself. Beileve me "Red Cloud," I am yours truly, EBEN. A Nirrow Eicapt. G. W. Cloyd, a merchant of Plunk, Mo., had narrow escape four years ago, when he ran a jiuisnu bur into his thumb. He says: ' The doctor wanted to amputate it bot I would not consent. I bought a box of Buck- lens' Arnica Salve and that curd tue dangerous wound. " 2.rc at all drug giBts. Pleasing Exhilarating Solace San Franci?co - a m .::s WJ -t I pi w WW WILLIAMS VALLEY A GOOD FRUIT DISTRICT Is Proven By the Success Orchards a.nd Berry Patches There. of C. H. Stephenson, who has the dis tinction of being the fartherest up s.ttler on the right fork of Williams creek, was in Grants Pass Monday and was a caller at the Courier office to asnertain if the Grants Pass can nery was to be a go and if it would be in operation in time for this season's berry crop. Mr. Williams has grown strawberries for the mar ket for the past 20 years and has found them the most protflable crop on his farm, he making an average net profit of 300 per acre. Jakfion ville has been his principal market, he getting higher prices here than in Grants Pass. In reply to statement made by an Illinoiis Valley corres pondent in the Courier that berries and fruit won Id not be haoled the 20 to 80 miles from that Valley to Grants Pass and arrive in good condi tion Mr. Stephens stated that he found no diffloolty at all in hauliug'straw-be-ries 27 miles to Grants Pass and 30 miles to Jacksonville and he would guarantee to deliver berries to the Grants Pass caunery in perfect cen nitiou. Mr. Stephens stated that the fruit prospects for Williams Valley are the best and no injury has been dne by frost. Williams Valley, now one of the leading dairy and stock districts of Josephine county, will be sore to be come equally noted as a fruit district. The soil is weU adapted to growing fine apples, pears, peaches, grapes and berries and losses by frost is very seldom. At the head of the Valley towers up Greyback mountain to a height or over 4000 feet. This mountain has considerable snow on it even dnriug the summer mouths and that gives an abundant water sopply to the streams making irrigation an easy probem to . the farmers of that favored Valley. In the bills ahont the Valley are large bodies of the finest timber in Southern Oregon and the Valley has been noted for its rich gold mines and considerable mining is yet done. The most extensive de posit of marble on the Pacific Coast is found in the bills about the Valley. This marble ' is white, black and striped and in both texture and finish ing quality it is not excelled by any marble in the United States. At one of the ledges a plant equipped with saws and other tools has been installed by Jones Bros. , for dressing the mar ble and they turn ont some very tine specimens of monuments and building marble. With a railroad to give transportation to its fro It, timber, marble, dairy and other products Williams Valley will become one of the wealthiest sections of all Southern Oregon. School and church advantages are fully provided for in Williams Valley. In the district ia which Mr. Stephens resides, known as the Bnrned dls- trict, ht (states that a new school to replace the rrpseot one house is now old and too small. The coutract has been let to J. H. Miller and the building is to be completed ready for the Fall term of school. It is to be 24x36 feet and will be furnished with the best make of single desks, slate blHcktoards aud all the other needs of an up-to-date school. The district board is made up of Charles Hoxie, D. W. John and J. H. Kin- cade with J. W. Lariniore clerk and they are efficient, public spirited official who gives the fullest attention to all business affair of the district. School is now in session in the dis trict with Rev. W. P. Rosser as teacher. Rev. Rosser, in addition to conducting the school in a most, efficient manner is the popular pastor of the M. E. South church located in the district. And 'that he msy have ample physical exercise to offset his ftrennous 'mental work, Rev. Rosser cultivates the three-acre trat skint the parsonage and the fine crops that he raises proves that he is as success ful a farmer as he is a preaehrr and a teacher. The Williams M. E. South church'is well attended and prosjier ons. Three acres of land is owned and on it is located a commodious church edifice and a neat parsonage. My Beit Friend. AleJander Benton, who ilves ou Rural Route 1. Fort Ewdard X. Y. , ....... . ,Mi ir ; .. Vcu. r ..,......-. u. mv i.t erthlv friend. It cured me of ast'itna six years ago. It hBs al-o performed a wonderful cure of in cipient coiiHomption for mv sen's wife The first tottie Hided the terrihle couth, and this accrmpitshed, I the other symptoms left one by one, Inntil she wa-4 perfectly well. Lr. 'Kind's Xew Dicsovery's tower ovir 'coughs and colds is simply marvelous. "No other remedy has ever hum1-1 it Fully guarantied hy all drujf- jrits .Vtc and fl.Oo. Trisl hottle free. g't results in the FRUIT GROWERS, LOOX OUT FOR PEAR BLIGHT New Diae&ae Found on Pear Trees No Trees Should Be Imported. W. S. Robinson, who has a farm ou tho Apr-legate three miles above Wilderville, was iu Grants Fas re cently. Mr. Robinson is engaged in general farming and fruit growing, bot so eocoursging is the outlook for the fruit industry that he will here after devote his time chiefly to this line of farm work. He has a small, well kept orchard and he stated that the yield promised to be fair. While Mr. Robinson has kept his trees vigorous and quite free of pests yet he has a Bartlett pear tree that is badly affected with some diseate new to him as well as to all the fruit men who have examined ic The tree is 10 years old, of average size and fairly vigorons in growth, yet each Spring for the past four years just as ttie blossoms were ready to open it is strock with a blight and both the blossoms and leaves dry op ss though killed by frost A few of the fruit buds survive and new leaves are put forth, the wood aud bark of the twigs apparently not being injured. The few pears that mature are illshapen aod the skin very rough aud the flesh coarse and woody. Mr. Robiuson brought a limb to Coonty Fruit In spector Meserve, who sent it to Prof. A. B. Cordley, entomologist at the Oregon Agricultural College, for him to examine and ascertain if possible the character of the disease and the method of eradicating it without de stroying the tree. There is another pear disease in Rogue River Valley that baffles the fruit growers as to its nature. Its nature is not even understood by the best entomologists of the country, nor is there so far a koown method of oombatting it. At the time of the fruit growers meeting in this city in Maroh, Prof. A. B. Cordley, together with Dr. Witliyoombe, Prof. O. I. Lewis and the other speakers at the meetiug were taken by Fruit In spector Meserve to visit the orchards west of town. The attention of Prof. Cordley was called to this new disease and be was shown it on seversl pear trees. He stated that it was quite common in the Willamette Valley, bot it aappeared to do 'no serious in jury to the trees and would oome and go regardless of the sprays need upon the trees. This disease is as brinkening and darkeulng of the outer bark in patches of an inch square to some times foot square. The inner bark remains alive and the tree grows and bears fruit as well as those not afflioted. Prof. Cordley has this di sease under investigation and expects to find a method of eradicating it. The pear blight, that most deadly of all tree diseases, hss not yet made its appearance in Rogue River Valley. The blight has almost ruined the pear industry of the East and It is now making havoo with the pear orchards of California and Eastern Oregon and Eastern Washington. It h:s not ap peared west of the Cascade mount ains, but if the importation of pear trees is continued it will not be long until it will be lu this Valley and then there will be an end to the pear industry here for as yot no cure for the disese has been found. The pear blight is a fongus the spores of which immediately pene trate the bark, after being carried to the tree by the wind, birds aud other means, aud enter the circulation of the trees. Once in the sap the spore slowly yet surely spread through the wood, the limbs being the first at tacked. No spray or other treatment has been found that will kill the dl w ?cr it is so deeply tn-- n the wood that it can iiot be ri-hid. The only method of successfully com batting the dis-Hse is to cut down the tr-e and burn it aod keep doing this until the disease is extenui ated or the orchard is exterminated and it is the latter that is the end of the on equal contest between the blight and tbrt fruit grower. It is impossible to detect the blight until the wood of the tree begins to die. Pear trees may leave a nursery in at parvntly perfect condition and then within two or three mouths develop tho blight. Thus it is that inspection of the trues at the time they are received from the nur sery is of little value and the only safe thing for at) orchard ist to do is to not hT ,ulft from a section in fested with the blight. The safe plan fur Rogue River fruit gn.wers is to nut liuv tre a from California rr the Fast and get trees that are grown here. As the local lingeries have Wii uu ahle to supply but a very sinull part of the orders ft r trees it means that tht fruit growers uiDt eticotrnge the nursery business iu this Valley and thus make it lumible to stop import ing fruit trees with t!i- certainty of tTiiii'.g io i:. "re to cml.iiger ihn orch T'"s. BUILD THEIR OWN ROAD TO COOS BAY Merchants' Association of Rose burg Takes the Mevtter In H&nd. Louis Bnrzee, who was sent to Coos County by the Merchants' Pro tective Association of Rosehu'g to consult with th citizens of the var ious towns in that county in regard to the buildiug of an electric road from Roseburg to Marshfield, re turned and submitted his report to the association. A mass meeting of the citizens was called by special proclamation of the Mayor, a half holiday was created so that all busi ness houses were closed , and a very large and deeply interested crowd as sembled in the Opera house. Hon. A. O. Marsters presided aod in his opening address he called special attention to the need of a road from the commercial center of the Dmpqua Valley to tidewater. He spoke of the wonderful resources along the proposed roote and spoke of how Roseburg citizeus had previously depeuded upon the natural develop ment of these resources to build up the country. He said Coos Bay has the best harbor ou the coast aud that in time this Western Coast would stand as a rival of the Atlaotio Coast in population and business energy. E. J,. O. Ferriu, of Marshfield, was ptesent and his remarks .descriptive of the earoestuess of tue people of Coos County in this matter did much to encourage those present. The result Anally was the passage of resolutions indorsing the proposition and pledgiug all support needed. A committee of five was ordered appointed to consist of Hon. A. O. Marsters, chairman of the meeting ; W. H. Fisher, president of the Mer- chants' ' Protective Association and three others to be .appointed to meet like committees from Marshfield, North Bend, Coqullle, Myrtle Point and Bandon, the meeting to take place in Marshfield in a few days, when definite plans of action will be formulated. The meaning of this meeting is that Roseburg will not be sidetracked by the Southern Paoiflo, bot will build each a road as that company oannot get bold of. Wonderful Ecxtms Curt. 'Our little boy had eczema for At years," writes . A. Adams, Hen rietta, ra. -two or oar oome aoo tors said the case was hopeless, his lungs being affected. We then em ployed other doctors, bat no benefit resulted, dj cnanoe we reaa aooui Eleortio Bitters; bought a botle and soon notticed improvement. We con tinned this medicine until several bottles were used, when our boy was completely cured." Best of all blond medicine and body building health tonics. Guaranteed at all drag stores. 60o. Bids Wanted. Bids wanted for clearing 10 to 20 acres of land near Grants Pass. Call on me at the Colonial Hotel, Grants Pass. Martin Angel. 4-1J tf The distinguished and mental scientist and clairvoyant card render, permanently located 8. E. cornet bridge and Pine streets. Hours 0 a. m.to 8 p. ni. Sundays included. 4-1!) 4t Stop Grumbling if von snfT'r from Rheumatism or pains, for Ballard's Snow Liniment will bring qniok relief. It is a sure cure for Sprains, Rheumatism, Con tracted Muscles and all pains and within the reach of all. Price 2fo, BOo. 11.00 C R. Smith, Tenaha, Tex., writes: I have used Bsllard's Snow Liniment in my family for yearsand have found it a flue remedy for all pains and sches. I recommend it for pains in the chest. For sale by Deniaray and National Drug Store. Fine wedding Courier office. stationery at the QUALITY IS MY RULR IN GROCERIES None But the Best and at Right Prices SOLE AGENT FOR WHITE SATIN FLOUR The Best Hard Wheat on the Market Fkksh Fur it and Vkoetahlkn T. Y. DEAN West (i St. Opposite ! ot !JU Thin,, frm AlllUga 0.1118 to mose Wno .Wait. Will this axiom apply to trade? I think not. Wo will apply a little BLOWING in.the form of a breezy ad, with a fair share of pluck and. perseverance as a PULL, to solicit a share of your patronage, which will be tho PUSH to keop the ball rolling along our way. SMYTHE'S QUALITY SHOP MRS. J. C, GAMBLE Mgr. 412 Front St.. Grants Pass. Oreron Y1A MINNEAPOLIS AND ST. PAUL Burlington service to Chi cago and St. Louis is strictly first class and of the stand ard that has made that road a noted carrier of travel be tween the east and the west Three daily trains. The Club train From St. Paul in the morn ing. Finest train in the world From St Paul in the even ing. The late night train From St. Paul after arrival of connections. You cannot miss it if your ticket reads Burlington. Ask for Burlington folder and let me help you A. C. SHELDON. General Agt C. B. & Q. 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