Rogue River courier. (Grants Pass, Or.) 1886-1927, December 13, 1907, Image 6

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Rogue Rive r Fruit Notes t
v Profitable Pointers Regarding the
Industry Gathered From
i Various Sources In This Ftxvored
Section of Oregon.
'Itellyoo we frolt growers must , bihtle of this region than he had
stand tOKether, " laid one member of
th Grants Taas Frolt Orowors' As
sociation aud then lie contiaod:
"We mar not hare things come all
our way, this year, owing to onto
ward circumstances and couditiom
"which we caonot help. But In the
fotare the wisdom of thui pulling to
gether will bnoome very evident.
Indeed, thii has been the history of
all sucli oooperative matter and in
auch unions thre in boond to be
strength. Si I would say to the
member who is inclined to become
weak kneed over the way things have
gone this season, don't Rive tip the
tight. It's always darkest just before
J. A. Perry, president of the Rogue
Hirer Fruitgrowers' Union, stated
today that financial conditions have
had little bearing opon the fruit ship
ping industry of the Union. He says :
"We have shipped to date all varieties
of apples which we have handled at
date' corresponding to this in pre
vious years. We have received good
prices for all fruit shipped, and we
now have in transit to London and
other markets, for which we shall
also receive good prices, as I think
the English market will not be sub
jected to financial conditions a in the
United States."
J. F. Burke, who owns a fonr acre
piece of land on West Fifth street has
been finding that it pars to raise
frnit. He this seasoa bad some very
fine pears and from foor trees he
realized tittO in spot cash, whiob he
thinks is prstiy good for beginner.
He Is putting his ground In good con
dition and now he will put out a lot
more trees and In the course of a few
years ne confidently expects to be
ble to ship bit own frnit in car load
lota to the large city markets. Mr.
Burke came to this olty from Wash
ington state and he is very muob
pleased with the Rogae River-climate,
which he thinks la bard to sur
pass. Following is the latest bulletin of
W. Dennis Se Boos of London on the
condition of the London apple mar
ket: "Our market this week on ap
ples has given away a little, bat we
re glad to note that the average daily
quality of tha frnit thai has cams In
the past week baa been considerably
higher than heretofore. The market
Is very active and readily absorbs
nuwo ituMJiiues or apples are
offering at what must be considered
fairly satisfactory prloes. althoagb
somewhat bslow Ibe level of last
wetifc. Th following prices are oar
rent: "Albemarle Pippins, 24 atlMs;
Virginia Newtuwns. best qoality,
21 at 95s; do, second class, 15 at 20s;
New .York Imperials, 80 at 83a;
State Baldwins, 15 at 18s; State
Un-onings, 10 at lus; Hex Kneels.
H t ls; California Kewtowns,
font-tier, bent quality. 13 at U per
box; second qoality, 10 at lis; 4
tier, best quality, Ms; eeond quality
8 at Ms. ; Keiffer peais are in very
strong demand today, and we have
lllHdtf 111 lit 3()s hit brrl on ll
sale. This nmrk,.t u ... i
especially for ood. lur I
hud for
fruit. "'
A. A. Full.r is a new arrival in
this city from Richmond, Illinois.
He ha unenf Iml0, time and money
in looking over th various fruit
growing sections of the const and
ooiuen to the Conclusion tW riol.i
Roiriie Kivir ,.
all. He is thinking
quite seriously of eturtlng u uurserv
1'snm. for he Ami (!,
there Is opening here for eoch au
industry and I rinding ,,.,, U) ou. him in the nndertaking. He
means to know r 11 about this region
for he has put 'on high K.ot. and has
gone nut into all i-arts of fh .,.11...
reports that thj iuvnl wi,
a jsimt are umkinv
for ho Iiuh re,'i r...l
"'rr information ami
much Letter fueling
here in the
the host nf them
quite seriously
here at Grants
and he
do not take such
Kit mistake.
now has a
"bout the possi-
1 1
lor men w hn
Levi Strauss
Lppcr KivcteJ Ovli.,
tnc kind il,4t "WEARS"
cul lull
"Grapes of New York" is a volome
shortly to be issued from the Ueneva
experimennt station. It is a fact
probably not generally known there
are approximately 2,600 acres of
grapes in the Empire state. Ot this
acreage 80,000 lies in the Chautauqua
district 15,000 in the Canadaisua and
Keuka district, 8000 along the Hudson
river, 2000 in the Seneca lake district
and 1600 in the Niagara district,
with 1000 more acre scattered over
the state. It is not alone snnny skies
and balmy climates that bring the
grape to fruition.
Another LaOrande frnit grower has
decided that the Rogue River is the
coming part of the coast for the soo-
cessfal growing of frnit and this per
son is Win. Hall, a well to-do-citizen
of that place. He is greatly tilrasrd
ith the excellent prospects for thia
entire seotlcn and be predicts great
things for this valley. He spent
much time in visiting the Famous
Yakima valley and also looked carefully
into the situation at Hood River, as
well as in the Willamette Valley, but
be has passed them one and all for
the Rogue River Valley, where he
proposes to obtain a choice piece of
good orohard land and then settle
down to spend his remaining days
in this fine climate.
Apple have beeo in heavy receipt
this week, th bulk of the stock, dur
ing the previous week, coming from
Hudson River points, very little ar
riving from western New York.
Prices hav ruled lower this week
than dnrlng anv previous week during
the season, owing to the large offer
ings and the rather slow demand ex
cept for choioe stock. The majority
of the sale hav ranged at from $2.26
to S3 per barrel. There has been a
continued good demand for choice
Baldwin and Greening, however,
these varieties being wanted both for
local consumption and for export.
Baldwins have been bringing 13.26
to 93.60, and Greenings 93.60 to
94.60. Reports from state apple
section are to th effeot that the
farmer who have held their stock
are new willing to dispose of it for
lower figure than they could have
secured a few week ago, bat Ibe
balk of thl is rather poor stock,
and th farmer may feel well satis
fied with th prices which they have
received for their good stock this
season. Opinions differ regarding
the future coarse of the market, it is t
being argosd by some that th prloes
will liksly be lower than was ex- j
pertrd earlier in the season, owing to
the scarcity of , mousy, and by others I
that the bulk of the apple are al
ready in the hand of men who are
able to hotd them p to snch a price
that will enable them 'to come out on
the right side. A considerable quan
tity of northwest box apples are be
ing received, and they are selling
at a very wide range of prices. The
poor slock is sulliug down to 55 to
70o per box at auction, and the better
grades fetoh .'.H3 to 11.10. Hood
River Newtown Pipptr.a put in their
apearanne here (luring the latter part
of the week and were sold from store
at 91 to M.60. Fruit Trade Journal.
Adolph Kohlniao, who recently
came here from Wisconsin and who
purchased HO acres of fine 'land one
mile east of Grants Pats, is now erect- j
ing a neat residence and is gettinu
everything in readiness to plane aj
large uumlx-r of pesr, apple nd peach 1
tree. He will also try his hand at j
raising grapes. He. like all other
newcomers, is euthuniustio over the
tine outlook for the frnit industry and
sees a rosy lined future for the soo- i
eesful fruit growers of this valley.
Of course the climate is big item
with him, as it is with all other
easterners who wend their way hither
to become residents in this favorel
The slump in the price of boxed ap
ples from the Pacific coa-st is uot
probably as great as sotue of the
newspapers have retorted. The Kroit
lnan's Guide said, November 16 "One
of the features in apples during the
week has been the lower teudencv on
western box applt A good deal of
this stock has found au outlet through
the auction ro.m, and prices have
been nusntisfactorv in the main, cost
of laving rtock down here considered.
the aln en Wediictdav a lot of ,V4
text's i f liaiiv s sold at from f 1.50 to
91. TO per box. Spilzenburgs sold at
9'J. t'O to .'.t!."i and Kouiau Beaoty at
91.75 per box. " Oregon Agriculturist.
Watch for the opvuing. IVu't fail
to attend the opening of the New
Racket store tn t week. 1.' 0 '(
And many people of Grants Pass and Josephine County
are finding that it is to their interests to trade with the
New Firm of W. J. GARDNER & CO., at E. C. DIXON'S
OLD STAND. Her's the place for Holiday Trading,
New Line of Ladies' Plain and Embroidery Handkerchiefs,
Fancy Collars, Ladies' Hose and something very nicejn
Ladies' Combs. Elegant Line of Men's Handkerchiefs and
Wool Sox. We still continue selling out the Dixon old
stock at cost
Here Are Some Of Our Samples
Boy's Fine Wool Suits that sold for
$12.00 now go at $7.00
The $10.00 Suits now sell for $6.00
The $7.50 suits at $4.00
Ladies' and Misses' Rain Coats are
selling below cost.
$7.50 Suits now go at $3.00
The $5.00 Coats go at $2.00
These are Good, Desirable Goods
Sell Regardless of Cost
So if price is any condsitleration and the Quality of the
Goods means anything to you, then we are the people you
are looking for. Come and ses our Goods, get the prices and
then compare with those at other places land we will risk
the results. You will do just as many others are doing
and will come and1 get Big Bargains at our store :
Yours for business,
Grants Pass' Bi$ Bargain Store