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THE ROfit E RIVFR COURIER.
The Eogue Eiver Courier
PniLiaBiD Ifiar Ksidat Br
A. E. VOORHIES, Proprietor
Entered at Iht Pott Offlre it GranU Pass
Oregoa as aeooDd-class mail matter.
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carl ol tbankaSOo,
FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 1909
AN IMPORTANT DISCOVERY
It baa been said by one of the
wise men of modern times that h
who makei two blades of grass grow
where only one grew before, Is
public benefactor. Likewise It ca
be claimed that the man who has-
Invented a new method of clearing
land of stumps without labor Is ten
Union a public benefactor. This la
what bas been done by a farmer In
the state of Wisconsin. He bas dls
covered the following method of de
stroying stumps: With a two-Inch
auger, h bores a hole about two
feet deep perpendicularly into tho
stump; then he pores Into this hoi
one pint of equal parts of nitric and
sulphuric acids. The hole Is then
plugged up with a plug which has
been dipped In melted paraflne.
In 20 days time It Is sitld Uiut
the stump so treated will be a char
red pulp mass and can be spread
over the land as a fertiliser. The
estimated cost Is four cents for the
two Ingredients used and add 16
rnlnutea time for the hole In the
Just at this time there are hun
dreds of people In this county who
would be greatly benefitted by some
quick method of getting rid o
tumps. Clearing land and getting
ready for planting orchards and
vineyards Is an Important Industry
Just now around Grants Pass.
those lnterescd will try this method
of treating stumps and will report
tbeir success to the Courier, they
will confer a favor on the paper and
RETURNS ARE RECEIVED
FROM THE APPLE SHOW
Eight Premiums Received Notwith
standing Iteot Fruit Injured
TARES IN ALFALFA AND CLOVE7R
The attention of those desiring to
I'ti. chase clover and alfalfa aeed is
'ailed to the fact that seed Bart
numerous tares mixed with them be
fore they are placed on the market
It la hard to detect the worse than
useless seeds which are bought by
aeed men for the purposes of adulter
atln. There Is only one thing that
ran be done by the buyer to protect
himself against this mixed seed
fraud. If you cannot tell the tares
by sight, buy only of reliable men
who will guarantee the aeed true
to name. Germany sends to this
country, many, many hundreds of
thousands of pounds of what they
call bur clover seed which Is sold In
the American market at a tenth of
tho price of red clover seed, and this
I" bem-jut by a certain clans of seed
men and mixed with American
clover. Yellow trefoil Is bought in
large quantities by seed men ami
mixed with alfalfa. This trefoil
' i a p"st . wlil 'ii if - 11
It Is almost Impossible to eradicate.
We hear of aotne farmers who have
had unfortunate experience with
these seeds which have been adulterated.
Vol. 1, No. 1 of the Rogue River
Fruit Grower, edited and published
by ('has. Meserve at Med ford, has
reached our desk. The first Issue Is a
13 page sheet and contains articles
on Important topics relative to fruit
growing In the Rogue River Valley.
There la without doubt a field for
such Journal and we wish Mr. Me
L- J. !
In a government of the people, hy
the people and for the people, the
majority always get what they want.
That's the way It was with Medford
laBt Tuesday at the city election.
They anted a wet town and got
it by a convincing majority.
Josephine County makes another
big winning in the fruit business,
this time at the Spokane Apple Show.
It will be noticed that we took three
first premiums on apples, a first pre
mium on cider, one second, two
fourths and one fifth on apples.
This Is certainly doing very well
when it Is taken Into consideration
that our best apples were Injured on
the road to Spokane and were not
placed on exhibition. The following
are the prizes:
First on plate Granite Beauty
Cash, by G. A. Hamilton, Frultdale.
First on Plate Tulpehockln Cash
by W. L. Robertson, Merlin.
First on Shannon Pippin Cash by
J. H. Robinson, Wlldervllle.
Fourth on Red Cheek Medal and
Diploma, by C. A. Hamilton, Fruit
dale. Fifth on Willow Twig, Diploma,
by G. A. Hamilton, Frultdale.
Fourth on Plate Collection Med
al and Diploma by Josephine county.
First on Apple cider Medal and
Diploma, by Grants Pass Cannery.
Second, Canned apples Medal, by
Grants Pass Cannery.
The only reason we did not get
Drst prize on Tokay grapes, was the
fact that grapes were not allowed in
It will bo seen that It pays to
make exhibits at these fruit shows
and the little that It costs Is not pay
ing too dearly for the advertising
secured. Our citizens generally
should remember that It Is easy for
this county to win In these contests
as our fruit has the size, color and
flavor. This being the case we
should never miss an opportunity to
make a display. Our genial and able
fruit Inspector, II. C. Bateham,
called on the Courier and asked us
to urge our citizens generally to
examine the collection of ribbons and
medals on exhibition In the Barnes
Jewelry store window. These were
taken at the Spokane Apple Show,
Monday, January 11, to Saturday,
January 23d, the Once-a-Year
The real big mark down sale, in the really up-to-date shoe store,
comes once a year and invariably marks the commencement of another
year of business. We have completed pur inventory and find l a good
many pairs in broken sizes especially in ladies and childrens shoes which
we are going to sell regardless of cost. .
Our January sale, the most elaborate within the of tt
starts MONDAY, January 11th and will continue until SATUKUAY,
January 23rd, giving our patrons two weeks of the most remarkable
values in foot wear at the lowest prices ever known in this vicinity.
No enods charged, exchanged or sent out on approval at the prices quoted.
Shoes for the girls and boys at
90c, $1 00, $1.25, $1.50, $1.75
and $2.00. Your choice of any
boy's shoe in the house at $2.00
a pair, this does not include boys
high cuts. The above are rare
values and you cannot afford to
pass them by.
We have some great bargains in
well known shoes for women.
The prices are lower than any
we have ever quoted, we have a
big stock to select from and have
For this sale we offer 60 pairs of Men's
shoes, regular $3 and $3.50 val-
ue at JpZ.uU
Nil Kill IK IUHHKLL WAS
MAIJCIOl HI,Y MIKOl OTKI
All Men's slippers at one-fourth off
All our Ladies felt- slippers re- 1f
gardless of former prices per pair.. 1,15
150 pairs ladies' patent kid and
colt shoes all styles and sizes at...
75 pairs of ladies gun-metal and
kid shoes with extension. soles, a- JpZZ5
69 pairs of ladies kid and calf
shoes per pair $Ie7U
Sheriff Russell makes strenuous
objections to the reference to blra
in the columns of last week's Cour
er and In the light of subsequent
nvestlgatlon we have decided that CIRCUIT CUORT IS
ne nad a right to reel aggrieved
This It a case of placing too much
faith In the statements of the Med
ford "Wet" Dally. We quoted from
that sheet and tombed very lightly
an the subject, and It will be rcmem
bered tho Courier pronounced the
rlbune Interview "Fake" '. Now
we find that the statement of Mr
ItiiHsell and the statement accredited
to him arc at varlence. as will be
seen by the following afflduvlt which
the sheriff signed.
'The statement accredited to mo
by the Medford Tribune of Jan
uary 7, 190, Is false and misleading
n that I never made the statement
accredited to me by that paper.
When I was approached on the .jh-
lon I said that I believed the law
as as well enforced In Grants Pass
In any other dry territory In
uness among the young men as
stated In the purported Intervie
(R. L BAIRLTILETT "SEtf"
NOW IN SESSION
The Circuit Court of Oregon for
Josephine county convened Monday
with Judge H. K. Hanna on the
Considerable time was taken up
lu detail work and not until Tuesday
morning did the Court reach the
Jury rases, the first of which was
Uest-Fuller Really Co. vs. H. B.
Alverson being tried and a verdict
rendered In half a day. The plain
tiffs were given a Judgment of $1J5.
The balance of the time until the
drawing of the Jury for the Mack
case was wasted because of the de
fault of parties to be present and
ready for trial.
The last of the Jurors in the case
1 have not seen the drunk- ' the Slate V8' Wllll8m Ma,k' for
mo snooting ot Miles Cartr on Oe
cmber 4. was secured Friday morn-
On tho contrary, there Is very little 1,,K "nd ,he ,ak,n ot '"rtlmony tn?
liquor sold In the city and tho law Is "R"' Wl,m"" Koshay. the most Ira-
ell observed, and In my Judgment p anl wl,neM 10 ,nB case- 18
he moral conditions of Grants l'am tne Hotel I.ayton, and Friday af
ro better than at any time lu Its his- ternoon the Judge, Jury and lawyers
tory and equal to any other town In
Information from time to time they
would tnke Interest and there would
be an Improvement In municipal bust
Bess. Then the civic club can extend
Its operations to the beautifying of the
place, to the Improvement of Its trans
portation facilities, to Its sanitation, to
the ellmlnntlou of grade crossings, to
the abatement of the smoke nuisance
and a multitude of other good things
for Its town, all of which will profit
the place In bard dollars. The club
may even devote a part of Ha time and
strength to the selection of good men
for office and the attempt to elect them.
SEE the new 1909 Bicycles at the
Southern Oregon Wheel Works,
near Bottling Works. 1-8 2t
FOR SALE) All kinds ot house
hold goods. Come in and look
them over. Corner Second and A
'AMERICAN" Fence la the best and
cheapest. Sold only by Hatr-Rld-
dle Hdwe. Co. l-8-2t
FOR SALE FreBh milch cow, $35,
Inquire of Best-Fuller Realty Co.
thousands of workers
Levi Strauss & Co's
jAMk. j Hi
the state." Signed by W. J. Russell.
ml sworn to before J. E. Hair.
It Is evident that the reporter was
nt to tlrants Pass with Instnic-
nns to return wlih Interviews, and
Is evident that he hud to manufac
EFFECTIVE TOWN BEAUTIFUL
We heard the oih,-r dai ,.f a elnp
lH-t sprlnj n.ed i , ,, ,,,,
j cuuui be Iluu.ly lo a u,. !,!, U(,
i'uiri in r:irm I
Gsed That Can Ca Dona by an Ad-
Some Inrse towns, realiilnc that all
of their voters were tmt In a portion
to obtain Information concerning the
iumiicx.s r the tonus, hare adopted
the cvvui'Mt . f :: ailvj.sorv commit-
f.ut TM. i.. ....
a no n.coiinr r..,t..r ' ' '""" is romixxed of
! "f much theaain-tp,. mm biuiaelf, who r""10 ,w,'u-v '" '""''' representative
t'.v tnr calendar plotted bis corn for " ', ,lmk, " tor
tile llr.t time June ?o. tth.-nth,. weed "UKh ,',n",lni"l'"l of the business of
were fourt.vii and one half In, -hea ht, j "" t"wn ,,,ul tt"' ",v,,s '"f the coming
It idwn'i lake Kr,.a, amount of dls ; ''"r nml ,V,""'t ,u n1""'1 X"K
cvrnuieiit to prop.sv n hat i'i,. hr i ,hllU:":s 11,1,1 recommendations,
veil will te oith.tr In ,s,. v( ,. 1hm, ' tl,:lt w.v U"' voters have laid be
or the corn j them In print an explanation of
i me mt.l e tuts ties, a In.-I.l
The ii st t( pi-, ,;n, n)r ,, j f,oo Miiilld
h""''e I'.ivc:- yinri .,1,1 will one year
ttl.'i ni:i,:'i,-r run in t far from $KH).
If M!i !i a In -rue will yell at from JloO
to ii, as many have done durlug the
pnst three years, the question of profit
In the business of raining them would
seem to be clearly demonstrated. With
the Increasing number of first class
sires which are lelng tisel the day of
the scrub horse Is past. This means
that better prices can be counted on
from this on for blocky grade horses,
which sre sound and well broken.
"FAULTLESS" and "MONARCH"
stump pullers for sale by Halr
Ridddle Hdwe. Co. l-8-2t
FOR SALE 90 choice lots In the
Nelson addition to Grants Pass for
the small sum of $3501 It taken In
the next few days. Address Mary
Staples, 2G 9th Ave., Lents, Ore.
FOR SALE Good tcp phaeton bug
gy. Address) P O. Box Sl.Qrsmts
"AMERICAN FENCE,"Just the thing
yon need for your orchard and
field for only 60 cents per rod at
Halr-RIddle Hdwe Co. l-8-2t
FURNISHED cottage for rent, i
rooms. Inquire box 325, or
White House Grocery. 1-8 tf
OFFICE Rooms In the Courier
building for rent. Aply. to A. E.
FIVE ROOM cottage, 816 N 7th. St.,
for rent. Inquire J. L. Scovllle,
850 N 7th. - 1-15 U
tOU REN f A new hunaalo: 1
ruuuia, electric llgni. Datn BDfl ,
toilet. Inquire 412 Clark and
FOR BENT Everltt Gallery on H.
St., east of Laytoa hotel. Bultablt
for gallery or dwelling. Iaqnlrt
of R. K. Hackett at First National
Bank. . H-7-tf
WANTED Secoud-hand Quartt mlU
five to 20 stamps will pay cms,
give full particulars in first let
ter. Potlcle Mining Co., Suite
3, Raleigh Bldg., Portland, Ore
gon. 1-1 It
Window Glass at Hafr-RlddlesT
FARM for rent 26 acres 2 miles
west of town on river road. Call
on or address M. C. Garber, R. F.
I N. 2. 1-15-41
History nvoru. the f,-t that Horn
i.irinen cr,-w ,-iover to irleh tt,..
oui snpi,,.,ecl the U-nelits
were iiue to ti. fa,i that
n i or the
Mr. and Mrs. It II !.,-, are :,,
Ml 15 the t-K l'll the WlIUiul ll,,s,,
f'imlly on East A street
plant hrouv-ht tl f...i i...
i f the s., p fro,,, a lower stratum
Not mw! iss,; ,,. Uri,K,, l!i.1,s
-. -hi oi c,"er r,H.ts ,i-o ei'
" - of the fact tlu.
.h time t,a,l 1,..,, ,,,., ,
einpt, ,, Mrrt Ull. ,(VM fwm
Hire s laboratory.
ot me purpo,. for which nioticy must
ce provld.M and re-fiumendatlons con
cemlnK hanpea or Improveuietits.
i Herein Is a hint for , Ivlc KMIes la
rls.vs where the town has not such a
commit :ee No Letter work can be I
d-'iie than the work of liivestlcitUm
ntid publication. The great majorltv of
vters the f,!a! states are ln'tho
dark as t,. li,it Is k-.-n on it, public'
biK'i.-ss at:. I d,. i,t know how to vote
" e, as t!,ev are told by the polltl-I
rlars i: they eoiii.l have authortatlvo '
FOR S.-I.E Four milk cows, a
snap, will sell or trade for chick
ens. Inquire tr call on G. W.
Johnson, opposite Ciiuntv Ilnmo !
40 ACRES 6 miles from town for
sale; good 3-room house, log sta
ble, well and 2 good springs, 12
Irrigated, 5 acres fenced with poul
try nettng, 2 poultry houses; $800.
Address E. D. McLaughlin, Box 13,
RFD 1, Granta'Pasa, Ore. 1-8-f
ONK 3-stamp Marrall quartz mtll
uuadruple dlsch. 1000 lb stamps
latest lmproed feeder, two battery
plates each U'x-I feet, one I'.Bey
concentrating table 5Hxl6 feet,
all necessary beltng; one 4-foot
IVIton wirer wheel, one overhead
crawl with one 14 ton differei
:ial bloc I: All practically nov.
Close to county road, S miles fr.im
railroad Address F Clements,
Placer, Oh. 1 i.j;
MK b'A KM KH.if j o(i want the latest
Improved and beat plow made, get
a "SOUTH BEND CHILLED"
from Halr-RIddle Hdwe. Co. 1-8-2
DBSIQN8, Cat flowers, potted plaets,
bale Keaford Oreeahosae, phone
0- 11 (l.tf
TIMBHR claim for saie. The SE"
of Sec. IS Tp. 35 8, R 4 W, sit
uated In Jackson county, 15 mljes
from Grants Pass. For Informa
tion sddress Marls B. Hall, State
Normal, Chieoj Cl. 12-4-5t
FOR S A f.E 10 2head-of iheep74 0
head goats, all first-class. Will
take 4 per head all round. P.
F. Swayne, Phone 60S Farmers
Grants Pass, RFD No. 2.
PAGB FENCE The Urges single
order of absolutely rabbit proof
fence in this country. See J, &
Franklin. , 11-ll-tf
MONEY to loan on real eeUte.
Mortgages bought and sold.
cus Robblns, lawyer. 1-8-SSt
r. A. PIBRCE Registered Angorw
Vloek hsaded by one of the famos,
bocks of the "King Arthnr" l
othsr backs of different strains of
breeding. Does of the notad (IraiM
Bsoks far sale. Merlin. Ore. tf
FOR SALB Gasoline engine, Work
harnees, plow, cultivators, spring
waRon, carpenters tools, No. 58
Stasley plane, log chali, small
heating stove, bed steads and
springs, some rhalrs aad other
household artlelee. W. C. Dodge,
I I N 10th Bt. 11-27-tf
THE Oregon Fire Relief (tocUlnrllle
Mutnal) Association and the
Queen City" (Standard Co.) are
banner companies none better.
Hare reduced their rates try
them. H. B. Hendricks, Aft.
6th Street.offlce ground floor op
posite P. O., Grant Pass, Oregon,
Phone 103. ' H- tf
LADT Partner wanted between S'
and 40 years of age, who has some
money and Is matrimonially hv
cllned. All letters answered.
Address P, O. Box 85, Merlin, Ore.
saissioa faraiiare saads te order.