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  • April 4, 1914

  • D.A. Wood of the Applegate has a consignment of 87 hogs at the stock yards ready for shipment to the Portland market tonight, that illustrates the possibilities of hog raising in the Rogue River valley. The hogs will bring $1,650. The same group consists of 70 more at home and Mr. Wood will clear in the neighborhood of $1,000...
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  • D.A. Wood of the Applegate has a consignment of 87 hogs at the stock yards ready for shipment to the Portland market tonight, that illustrates the possibilities of hog raising in the Rogue River valley. The hogs will bring $1,650. The same group consists of 70 more at home and Mr. Wood will clear in the neighborhood of $1,000 on this lot for the year. The shipment will average 230 pounds, and are a fine, fat lot. Mr. Wood has a 200-acre stock ranch and came here two years ago from Iowa, and saw at once the rich possibilities of this section as a hog raising district.
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    The Commercial club's entertaiment at the Page last night did more than entertain. The committees of the Commercial club and Merchants' association made good use of the occasion to solicit subscriptions to complete the small amount needed to start the Hoke canning factory here. President Gates fairly outdid himself as an exhorter, and over $300 was added to the lists, thus insuring the success of the the enterprise.
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    Some day this week you will feel the earth quiver and shake. Do not throw up both hands and yell "This is the end!" It will be nothing but the Bullis interests at the Sterling mine discharging 15,000 kegs of high power powder to loosen the earth that is supposed to hide a harvest of gold.
    Men are now at work distributing the explosive over the area to be "blown," and expect to have everything ready for the big blast the middle of the week. The powder will be set off by electricity and is the biggest charge in the history of southern Oregon, and the largest in the history of northwest development ouside of one on the North Bank road when the Hill interests tore away half a mountain of rock.
    With the big blast, the Sterling mine will be ready for actual work, and the panning and washing of the earth will begin within a week or ten days. The hydraulics and other machinery are ready for operation. There will be a bountiful supply of water when the snow in the mountains begins to melt.
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