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JULY 9, 1896,
Death of Jacob Grob.
Jacob Grob, stepson of Peter Britt, died
at the family residence in Jacksonville on
Sunday, July 5th, aged 42 years and 26
JQR. J. S. HERNDON,
days. Mr. Grob was a native of Switzer
land and came to Jacksonville with his
mother when a little child. His mother
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
soon after became the wife of Peter Britt
A shland ,
O regon , and died several years ago, leaving two
her second marriage.
<W“0ffice—In Townsend Building, on children by —
Oak Street, Opposite Hotel Oregon.
> The Golden Fleece Mine Again.
There was a slight febrile disturbance in
HINMAN. D. D. S,
the chronic state of litigation which afflicts
the Golden Fleece mine. Last Saturday
R. L, Shannon was arrested and brought
to town for disobeying the order of the
court and its representatives in charge at
KV’ln th Masonic Building tip stairs the Goiden Fleece on that day. Shannon
has been superintending the work at the
over Post Office.
Golden Fleece and had made a partial
cleanup when the attachments upon the
property was issued and further work re
J^R. S. T. SONGER.
strained. The dust was included in the
attachment, but Shannon captured it Satur
PHYSICIAN and 8URGEON.
day and also ordered his men to start the
giant running in defiance of the orders of
Novelty Block, Opposite Hotel Oregon,
the court. Sheriff Patterson arrested him
A shland ,
O regon . but upon consultation and a promise from
Shannon that he would desist he was re
J^R. C. W. BARR.
Do Not Do This.
Do not be induced to buy any other if you
have made up your mind to take Hood’s
Denial Parlors in Odd Fellow’s Block.
Sarsaparilla. Remember that Hood’s
A shland , O regon .
Sarsaparilla cures when all others fail. Do
not give up in despair because other medi
All work pertaining to modern dent- cines have failed to help you. Take Hood’s
Sarsaparilla faithfully and you may
istrv. Painless operations a specialty.
reasonably expect to be cured.
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON,
O regon .
A shland .
Office—At Residence, intersection of Me
chanic, Laurel and Main Streets,
G. A. R.
BURNSIDE POST NO. 23.
Meet in Masonic Hall, on the 1st and
3<t Saturday of each month. Visiting Com
rades cordially welcomed.
A, C. S pencer , Commander.
G. O. V annatta , Adjutant.
W. R. C.
Meets in Odd Fellows hall at 2 o’clock p.
m. on the second and fourth Fridays of
each month. M rs . J. D. C rocker , Pres.
Mas. L ydia G riswold , Sec’y.
BURNSIDE RELIEF CORPS NO.
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS.
GRANITE LODGE, NO. 23, Knights of
Pythias, Ashland, Oregon, meets every
Fridav evening. Visiting Knights in good
Standing are cordially invited to attend,
F. D. W agner , C. C.
S. G. E ggers , K. of R & S.
SISKIYOU CHAPTER, NO. 21, B. A. M.
Regular convocations on the Thursday
next after the full moon.
E. V. C abteb , H. P.
E. A. S herwin , Secretary.
ASHLAND LODGE, NO. 23, A. F. & A. M.
Hood's Pills are purely vegetable,
carefully prepared from the best ingred
The Miner says: L. A. Carter is putting
in a huge waterwheel on the river, where
he expects to locate a pump to furnish a
water snpply for Gold Hill. The seat
could hardly have been made to order as
well as nature has done it, and the power
which can be utilized is endless. It will
enable him to furnish water sufficient to
extinguish fire in any part of the city.
John Hurn ascended Grizzly Peak last
Saturday to celebrate and reports that he
saw an old bear and her two cubs wallow
ing in a pool of water. He laid over a
cliff watching them enjoy their sports and
says they played and gamboled so much
that the bears evidently have the same
national holiday that We do. In any event
Hum thought it was best not to offend the
bear’s sensibilities by disturbing them at
The Times says: J. C. Whipp pre
sented a stone baptismal font to the
Catholic church of Jacksonville. The
work was done by Chris. Keegan. In
the base of the stone were deposited
copies of historical records of the Jack
sonville church and mission dating back
to 1853. The names of Mr. Whipp and
family and Mr. Keegan and others were
also deposited in the stone.
When you drink tea get the best—Ito
Blend—it will please you. Take no other.
J. K. Van Sant, Ashland.
Tbe Klamath Falls Express is one of the
bolters among the live local republican
journals and plaintively exclaims: Why
has the nomination of McKinley fallen sb
flatly upon the nation—with more insipidity
than any presidential nomination that
was ever before made? The nomination of
an aiderman would arouse more enthusiasm
It is because the idol of America, the
personification of protection, has embarked
upon a gold-bug plank, no matter if it be
distasteful, rather than remain a private
citizen true to his beliefs.
Stated communications on the Thursday
of or before the full moon.
E. A. S herwin , W. M.
C. H. V acpel . Secretary.
ALPHA CHAPTER NO. 1, O. E. S.
All Recommend It.
Ask your physician, your druggist and
your friends about Shiloh’s Cure for Con
sumption. They will recommend it. For
sale by T. K. Bolton.
Andrews for Free Coinage.
Stated meetings on 1st and 3d Tuesdays
In each month.
Boston, June 26.—President Andrews,
M rs . L" M. C aldwsll , W. M,
of Brown university, declares for the free
Mas. S. C. C handler . Secretary.
coinage of silver in the following letter
made public to-night:
Providence, June 22, 1896.
I. O. O. F.
NicKerson, Boston, Mass.
ASHLAND LODGE, NO. 45.
My Dear Sir: In yours of the 20th inst.,
Hold regular meetings every Thursaav after adverting to Cernushi’s latest posi
evening at their hall in Ashland. Brethren tion touching the policy of tbe United
in good standing are cordially invited to States in freely coining silver at 16 to 1
F. M. D rake , N. G.
without waiting for an international
H. 8. E vans , Sec’y, P. O. box 102.
agreement, you ask what, if any objec
tions I would urge against their policy. I
PILOT BOCK ENCAMPMENT, NO. 16.
reply that I would urge none. The vast
Meets in Odd Fellows’s Hall every 2d and new output in gold in recent years as
4th Monday in each month. Members in compared with that of silver, impresses
rood standing cordially invited to attend.
me that free coinage by the UnitedStates
H. 8. E vans , C. P.
alone would not lead to tbe displacement
R obt , T aylob , Scribe.
of our gold: that, therefore, free coinage
would be safe. If it is safe it is certainly
desirable. Of course no one can be ab
HOPE BEBECCA DEGBEE LODGE, NO. 24.
solutely certain that we could proceed
Meets on the 2d and 4th Tuesday in each with silver free coinage andyet retain our
month in Odd Fellows’ Hall, Ashland.
gold. I therefore do not dogmatize, but
Miss E mma S tephenson , N. G.
leave that to the gold men. To my mind,
M iss N ina E meby , Secv.
however, the overwhelming probability
is that gold would stay with us. I have
A. O. U. W.
noticed of late no serious argument to
show that it would not. Cordially.
ASHLAND LODGE, NO. 66.
E. Benjamin Andrews.
Meets in lodge room in Masonic Hall
Mr. Andrews has heretofore opposed
every second and fourth Wednesday in
each month. All brethren in good standing the free coinage of silver except bv inter
are cordially invited to attend.
national agreement. He is one of the
M. R. M oore , M. W.
great economic students of the world and
J. R. C asey , Recorder
he was a member of the last interna
tional monetary conference held at Brus
K. O. T. M.
GRANITE TENT NO. 4, KNIGHTS
New County Officers Quality.
The bonds of tbe new county officers
G. W. Kimball has returned from Rose have been approved by the commission
er’s court as follows:
A S Barnes as sheriff, bond $10,000;
Larson makes cabinet photos for $3.00 per snretiss: C Mingus $2000, J L Corbett
$1500, J W Abbott $1000. W J Virgin
Mrs. Ray Satchwell and children came $1000, S M Rhodes $1000, Robt Taylor
up from Salem last Friday.
$1000, H S Evans $1000, H H Chapman
Ex-Sheriff S. Patterson and family moved $500. F Farnham $500, Jackson Hocker-
back to Ashland this week.
Geo A Jackson as clerk, bond $10,000;
Potatoes are reported scarce in Klamath
sureties: S M Nealon $2000, G F Schmidt-
Falls and bring a good price.
Dr. E. Davis the dentist is located in lein $1000, J Nttnan $2000, J B Wrisley
$1000, Horace Pelton $1000, C C McCen-
Klamath Falls for a short time.
don $1000, Rufus Cox $1000, J W Marks-
Fort Klamath observed the Fourth and bury$500, J A Pankey $500.
had an enjoyable dance in the evening.
W E Anderson as recorder, bond $3000;
All kinds of razor grinding and repairing sureties: Samuel Furry, W T Anderson
at the Gem barber shop, opposite town and W W Taylor.
Geo P Lindley as treasurer, bond $20-
Col. Eddy, the railroad commissioner was i 000; sureties: W I Vawter, Thos Mc
in town Sunday to visit his brotner Dolph Andrew, G W White, Wm Slinger, GR
Lindley’ A A Davis’ Wm Ulrich,’ G H
O. B. Allen, the printer has rented A. D. Haskins, B F Adkins aod Geo W Isaacs.
Carrick's ranch on Spring lake in Klamath
G W Elksnatas surveyor, bond $5000;
| sureties; J Nunan, Max Muller and
Silas Shattnck was over from his Siskiyou ' John Arnold.
Bond of E Kirchgessner as coroner was
home the first part of this wee k on a busi
i rejected, aa the sureties were considered
Mr. and Mrs. E. Poole of Olene have been insufficient.
Geo A Jackson’s resignation as assessor
visiting friends in the valley during the
and Henry Klippel appointed in
Miss Lena Casev arrived home Thurs
Resignation of M Perry as supervisor
day evening from a prolonged sojourn in of
( road district No. 14 was accepted and
J L Rowe appointed in bis stead.
Mrs. Layton and her daughter Miss Hat
tie Layton of Reno, Nev., are guests of D.
The Ills of Women.
F. Fox of Ashland.
Constipation causes more than half the
Frances Kessler came up from Medford ills
i of women. Karl’s Clover Root Tea is a
Friday with some of her young friends ’ Çleasant cure for Constipation. For sale by
. K, Bolton.
to enjoy the celebration.
There is a big hay crop in the valley this
For Once Harvey Got It Hight.
year—the largest it is said in years. Loose
Tbe historian of the future, when he
hay is selling at $6 per ton.
writes of Independence dav, 1896, will
Mrs. T. L. Powell came up from , say of it that it was a time when men
Dunsmuir Friday to spend the Fourth looked
with doubt and misgiving at tbe
with her Ashland friends.
signs of the times; that they questioned
Ole Hansen, the Pokegama mill fore- < of each other gravely whether selfishness
man brought over a big party of young had usurped the place of civic virtue in
the majority of the people. Tbe answer
people Friday for the celebration.
D. H. Miller and family and D. P. to
' these inquiries time alone can divulge.
Sears and daughter of Medford went up
to Colestein Friday to spend a few days.
Tbe Way to Talk to a Goldbug.
Sherin A. S. Barnes took possession of
Hon. T. J. O’Donnell, delegate-at-large
office last Monday as did also the other new
officers also the recorder, treasurer, clerk, to the Chicago convention and a promi
nent citizen of Colorado, before leaving
Mrs. M. Parker of Klamath county came for the convention received a letter from
down from Salem by Friday,s train en N. W. Harris & Co., big Chicago bankers,
route home. She is much improved in urging him to work for a financial plank
to maintain the gold standard giving as
Miss Mollie Reames, Miss Genneyive their reason that the firm had $777,000
Reames, Miss Mollie Barneburg and Miss invested in Colorado and stood ready to
Mabel Kessler came up to the ball Satur make further investments when the finan
cial question was settled. In his reply
W. J. Carter of Indian school department to tbe bankers the delegate Bays : “Your
at the Klamath agency, and family have draft upon the principle, patriotism and
been guests of G. R. Gallant tor the past integrity of theDemocracy must be refus
ed. No authority to draw; stranger to
Mrs. Thomas Way who has been visiting us ; no confidence in your resources of
M. Carev’s family for a few days, returned ideas or political tenets.
home Monday to Klamath House on the purchase the sovereign right of tbe people
of Colorado to take that part in tbe gov
T. D. Gilmore and bride nee Hackle de ernment of the Republic guaranteed them
parted Thursday for Riddles, Or., their fu by the constitution for $777,000. A dupli
ture home. They were accompanied by cation of your boasted total investments
of $110,000,000 in the West and South
Mrs. Grace Turner arrived in town will not serve now to swerve the Democ
Thursday evening from Dunsmuir on a racy of those sections one iota from the
visit to her parents Mr. and Mrs. A. P. straight path of duty. The government
of this country has been left too long in
Mrs. M. J. Wilkinson and Miss Nellie the hands oi bankers and bond-dealers.
Foss arrived from San Francisco Monday If anv additional reason were needed to
to visit Mrs. O. Coolidge and other relatives justify their decision it would be furnish
ed by such letters as yours. I leave to
for a few weeks.
night for Chicago to assist the militant
Chamberlain’s Cough Remedy cures Democracy
of the South and West in pre
colds, croup and whooping cough. It is paring a declaration
pleasant, safe and reliable. For sale by which shall be free coinage,
16 to 1, re
Ashland Drug Co.
gardless of any other Dation on earth or
Daniel Brooks, the tinner of Medford, syndicate of bankers and money-lenders.
after a sojourn of a few days in Ashland,
taking in the celebration, returned to his
A Plea For Cuba.
home Monday evening,
verses to “Old Glory,’• sung
Robert Vining and Fred Houck came up
Miss Carrie Roper at the 4th July exer
on the flyer from the city last Friday to by
spend a time with Ashland relatives. Mr. cises.
Vining went down to the city from his Just off our south shore, lies a beautiful
Tacoma home by steamer.
Jas. H. Lodge, an attorney of Yreka
was one of the visitors to Ashland last
week. He thinks Ashland is about the
best place all around in tbe country for a
Fourth of July celebration.
Orville Curtis and wife arrived from
Omaha, Neb., Monday and are stopping
with Mrs. Eugenie Atkinson who is Mr.
Curtis' sister. They are here in search of
health and may rem ain for some time.
Gold Hill Miner: Miss Ella Griffis, who
taught very successfully the past year in
the Grants Pass public schools Is spending
her vacation at home. She is en gaged for
a position in the Ashland schoo Is for the
Meet in regular review on the second and
fourth Thursdays of each month at Odd COAKLEY—In Ashland precinct, July 5,
Fellow’s Hall, Ashland.
1896, Jas. W. Cookley, aged 58 years.
■Knights cordially invited.
Tbe deceased had beep seriously ill for
G. W. C rowson , Com.
some months, hopelessly afflicted with
'C has . H. G illette , R, K.
Brights disease of tbe kidneys. He was
a civil war veteran, having served with Co.
D. 104th Pa Inf., and was a member of
Burnside Post, G. A. R.. of As land who
assisted in caring for their comrade and
conducted the funeral which took place
Monday at 10 o’clock.
Contracting & Building
House Raising @ H
O @ S and Moving.
C. I. Roberts and J. G. Pierce the
editor ol the Express came in on Thurs
day on their bicycles from Klamath Falls
making the 65 miles in 15 hours. They
came over to enjoy the Fourth and spend
a week or more in the valiev.
A. A. Williams, wife and daughter
arrived in Ashland Friday from their
Nebraska home to visit Mrs. William’s
parents Mr. and Mrs. D. L, Minkler,
Mr. Williams is the court reporter in his
town and a Nebraska populiBt.
The greenery placed on th'e streets for
the celebration was so pleasing and
afforded such an inviting shade that one
is moved to suggest that similar use be
made of it during the hot days whether
there be any holiday occasion for it or
About 30,000 sheep are now being gather
ed in Crook county to ship east. The ewes
were bought at $1.25 and the wethers $1 50.
About $100,000 worth of cattle are also be
ing shipped out of that county and the
market price of two-year-olds being $17 and
Republican: H. Duncan was in town
from Langell valley yesterday, Mr. Duncan
says grain in his section looks well, especi
ally early sown grain. The wild bay crop
in his section will be abundant. The range
is excellent and Langell valley will have
some fine beef for the market this fall.
P. T. Parish arrived from Klamath
Falls on hie wheel Friday. His family
arrived by private conveyance same day.
In the same party who came over to
enjoy the Fourth were Mrs. Hamaker,
Guy and Roy Hamaker, Mrs. J. A.
Houston and daughter, Robert Baldwin
and Walla Wilson.
Miners’ supplies at R. 8. Barclay &
Son, Talent. Cheap.
I $ Dealer in $ S
Cripple Creek, C ¡1., was tlie scene of
an attempted burglary that resulted
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Patrolman G rdon Bish
came upon the burglars, one of whom
shot and killed the officer.
Almost everybody takes some laxative joined in hot pursuit of the murderer
medicine to cleanse the system and keep the and when they cornered him in an out
pure. Those who take SIMMONS building he shot himself dead.
and Copings. b.'^od
LIVER regulator (liquid or powder) turned out to be a local expressman of
get all the benêts Of a miid and pleasant hitherto good character.
Also agents for IRON FENCES.
laxative and tonic that purifie» the btopd
A Portland, Or., detective, Joe Day,
Satisfaction guaranteed and strengthens the whole system. ' And
more than this: SIMMONS LIVER REGU . while visiting at Vancouver, Wash.,
P, O. Address: YREKA, Siskiyou Co.. LATOR regulates the Liver, keeps it active saw three notorious bank hurglars in
and healthy, and when the Liver is In the park. The detective sought the city
good condition you find yourself free from marshal and the two captured the trio,
Malaria, Biliousness, Indigestion, Sick- who proved to be professionals, ex-con-
Headache and Constipation, and rid of victs and were loaded with tools and
that worn out and debilitated feeling. weapons ready for a job.
These are all caused by a sluggish Liver.
Jackson Crooks of Oakland, Cal.,
Good digestion and freedom from stomach
troubles will only be had when the liver While dressing for a ball at a Santa Cruz
is properly at work. If troubled with any hotel, let a loaded revolver drop on the
of these complaints, try SIMMONS LIVER floor and now his funeral is to occur.
All work entrusted to my care done
with dispatch, and on terms to suit
the times. See the undersigned be
fore letting contracts and save
Oak Street, Ashland.
J. B. RUSSELL.
GOOD FOR EVERYBODY
REGULATOR. The King of Liver Medi
cines, and Better than Pills.
VOR SALK BY ALL DRUGGISTS.
Has the Z Stamp in red on wrapper.
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Die 17, S, Qov’t Reports
ehow Royal Baking Powder
Werter to all otoera. /
Her brave sons for aid and for sympathy
In their struggle for freedom, they are gal
And every American hopes they’ll succeed.
Poor Cuba writhes under the lash of op
And her life blood she’s shedding for sweet
Uncle Sam should accord her a prompt re
She’s our braye little sister and deserves to
It is said that John Bull has his eye upon
And that unhappy Island be is ready to buy
And that Spain is quite anxious to sell it
out to him,
She can hold it no longer 'tis useless to try;
He also demands a large slice of Venezuela,
But in both of these matters he had better
His presence so near us would endanger
And Uncle Sam can’t and won’t stand it
Mister John Bull you have surely forgotten
Tbe troubles you* had with us some time
You’ve forgotten our Washington, Paul
Jones ana old Hick’ry.
Did you ne’er hear the doctrine of our great
We 11 run up Gid Glory if you don’t quit
We’ll call out a small squad of a million or
And we’ll give you some more of the same
kind of schooling
That you’ve had twice before from the red,
white and blue.
The Situation I» Critical.
Only a short time sines I received a
letter from a western farmer, a level
headed, conservative American citizen,
who, after recounting his woes, said
that he was through and was “now
ready to shoulder his gun. ”
A prominent member of congress re
cently recounted to mo tho condition of
western agriculture and the outlook for
our farmers and wound up with the ex
pression, “There is something ‘rotten
in Denmark,’ and the peoplo know it.”
The chairman of the house committee
on labor, a wealthy, conservative gen
tleman of high character, stated to me
a few days ago, in a serious conversa
tion, that “if matters were allowed to
go as they now are our republic would
not stand 25 years longer. ”
Scores of thoughtful men in all par
ties believe tho same. In the face of this
can we longer debate with ourselves as
regards duty?—Senator Kyle.
There’» Mischief Brewing.
The Democratic party may declare for
free coinage at Chicago and nominate a
free coinage candidate, and it may do
so in good faith. If it docs, thé goldbugs
will not support it. Should they ac
quiesce in the nomination, it will be
proof positive of a secret and corrupt
bargain whereby the nominee will bind
himself to maintain the gold standaid
and the country will he sold again.
And now Senator Gorman and others
of his ilk are booming Vice President
Stevenson for the Chicago nomination.
There’s mischief brewing and treason
in the air.—Cincinnati Enquirer.
THE X ASHLAND X HOUSE
The Pioneer and Old Reliable Hotel of
Ashland, is now Under tlie Management of
Architectural engineering is a branch
of the gentle art of making mud pies in
the land where the adobe houses grow.
In the land of sunshine, where a rainy
18 80 raro thut
is marked with a
red cross, the native contractor and
builder wastes no time figuring on the
strength of material, the crushing limit
of tubular columns and the wind prcs-
supe per square foot of elevation. He
does not pore over blue prints of plans,
cross sections and elevations, nor does
he whittlo down his figures to the finest
point so as to come under some other
contractor’s bid. He simply rolls his
trousers up above his knees, digs down
in a favored ditch or pond until he
strikes the “dobe mud,” and in a short
time he is ready to begin constructive
Adobe houses are brick houses, but
the brick is sun dried and made with
straw. The clay or mud of which the
brick is made is a natural cement pe
culiar to the arid plains of New Mexico,
Arizona, Nevada and that belt of states
and territories. It is turned out in the
most primitive manner, and the Blue
Island brickmaker who might happen
upon a half br^ed or Mexican ’dobe
brickmaker would view the operation
with amusement or disgust. Kiln burn
ed brick, made of blue clay, however,
would not meet the requirements im
posed by the climatic conditions of those
countries where adobe brick is used.
In summer an adobe house is cool; in
winter it is warm. Its thick walls ab
sorb the occasional rain, and, although
the sun dried brick is soft compared to
the kiln dried article, it does not crum
ble, and it stands for ageB.
A man who recently traveled through
New Mexico was much interested in the
’dobe houses. For weeks he inquired
and searched for a ’dobo house in the
hands of the builders. At length in
Santa Fe he stumbled upon a couple of
men stamping with their bare feet upon
clay in a wooden frame. He inquired
and found that he was looking upon two
Mexicans making adobe brick. In de
scribing the process he said:
“The men actually dug up the ’dobe
mud from the bottom of the ditch which
skirted the road. They mixed it, or, as
we say, ‘tempered’ it with water until
it was of a stiff, clayey consistency.
Then they chopped alfalfa hay into
short pieces and mixed it with the clay,
and their material was ready to moke
into brick. A wood frame lay on the
ground. This frame was filled with the
’dobo mud mixed with hay, and one of
the men got into the frame and stamped
the mud down with his bare feet, at
the same time tamping it with a stick.
After the framo was packed hard he
scraped the surplus mud off with a
stick, so that the top surface was level
with the upper edges of the frame, and
then lifting the frame from the clay he
carried the brick to one side of the road
and stood it on its edge. Tho next brick
he made he leaned against the first one,
and soon he had a dozen large bricks—
each twice as wide and long and thick
as an ordinary brick—drying in the
sun. One of the men told me that the
bricks would be ready to lay in threo or
four days, and that they used the mud
which tho bricks are made of for the
“The walls of an adobe house are very
thick, sometimes two or three feet, and
in the ordinary one story adobe house,
which is characteristic of that region,
they are built up perfectly plain until
they reach the roof. The roof is support
ed on wooden beams, laid edgewise on
the walls, and the bricks are built up
level with tho top of the beams between
the timbers, leaving the edge of the
rafters exposed. The roof has a slight
slant, and is mado of adobo bricks.
When it rains, the water soaks into the
roof bricks, but does not begin to drip
down into the rooms below until the
rain is over. Then the family moves out
until tho water is through with its
dripping. I saw an adobe house in Santa
Fe which was built in the sixteenth
century, and, so far as I could see, the
walls were as strong and good as any
house around there.
“Walls are built of stone, plastered
with adobe cement, if I may so call it,
and such walls are strong and solid. 1
suppose if that country had half as much
rain as falls in Chicago tho ’dobe houses
would after a time crumble away, but
the average year in New Mexico is
made up of 187 days of unclouded sky,
139 days when sunshine predominates
and only 39 days of cloud, so that the
rainfall does not amount to much more
than a good sized fall of dew. ”
It is estimated that an adobe house
costs about $100 a room, but there are
mansions built of this material which
cost not less than $30,000 to construct
When the "Americans” settled in New
Mexico, Utah, Arizona, Nevada and the
lower part of California they accepted
the treeless condition of tho country
and built their houses of ’dobe mud. —
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tively cures Piles, or no pay required. It is
guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction or
money refunded. Price 25 cents per box.
For sale bv E. A. Sherwin
Kentucky is Jinown as the Corn Crack
er State, from a game bird enjoying the
same name which v. as formerly found
in great abundance in most parts of tbe
6tate. It i3 also called the Blue Grass
State, from the belt of land running
through the center in which this variety
of grass grows to great perfection. In
the early dr.ys of gut history it was
known as the Dark and Bloody Ground,
being so termed by the Indians. It was
then a debatable land between the In
dians living north of the Ohio and these
living in the mountains of Tennessee
and Georgia, a sort of battleground for
List of Letters
Remaining uncalled in the Ashland P. these tribes, which fact gave it the
uame long before it was settled by the
O., for July fi, ¡8^6:
De Strahle, E
Lynch, F (3)
The “Record” is prepared to do work in
Persons calling for same will please say »H^Hnos oi printing, and satisfaction guar-
W. H. B runk , P. M«
Public Debt Figures.
Statistics prepared at the United
States treasury department show some
curious facts in regard to the national
debt The most curious fact of all per
haps is that we have already paid in
principal and interest the whole debt
1 8-5 times, counting the debt at its
It was not at its highest point imme
diately at the close of the war in 1865.
At that time no systematic provision
had been made for its rapid diminution,
and it grew till 1867, when it w«s in
round numbers $2,500,000,000. That
was its high water mark Then we be
gan to pay it We have kept up the in
terest on it and paid on the principal
besides $1,505,109,858. We began wip
ing out the principal in 1867, and that
year paid $84,000,000 of it, besides the
stupendous interest charge of $138,000,-
000. It was a great gratification to
honest minded General Grant after he
became president in 1868 that so much
of the debt was wiped out during his
The highest amount paid in any one
year was in 1882, when the principal
was diminished by $175,000,000. The
debt reached itM lowest point in 1892,
when it was $585,029,880. Since then
it has been increased by $231,100,000,
arising from the bond sales to maintain
the gold supply.
Finally on that debt, amounting to
$2,500,000,000 in 1867, the people of
this country have already paid in prin
cipal and interest a sum slightly less
Resuscitating the Drowning.
An important part of the instruction
now given in swimming schools deals
with the rescue and bringing to con
sciousness of those who are drowning.
The removal of clothing in the water is
a feat that swimmers are taught to ac
complish. Another achievement is that
of preventing a frantic individual who
is struggling in the water from grasping
his rescuer and so drowning both.
A correspondent of Tlio Cincinnati
Commercial Gazette says on this point:
In this case there is no way but to overpower
him first and then turn him over on his back,
so that his nose will stay out of water. The
rescuer then turns on his own buck, with his
left hand under the chin, holds the victim’s
head firmly on his own chest and swims ashore
thus with tlie use of both feet and one hand, t
The person in tho water can bo made “rea
sonable” either by being stunned by a blow
with the fist or by being ducked until he 1 b
half drowned and Insensible.
Tho methods of resuscitating half drownod
persons taught La the athletic clubs and in tbe
“first aid to the Injured” courses everywhere
aro pretty much the samo. Tho victim is first
turned on his face and drained of what water
will rim out of his noso and mouth. Then he
is turned on his back, his mouth pried open
and by a hasty sweep of the finger cleared of
the froth and slime in the throat. Tho chest
is then pressed to expel tho air; then tho arms
are pulled high above the head, when tho chest,
tho pressure being removed, again expands.
Tho arms are then brought down by the side
aad tho chest again coajpresscd. Repeating
these movements produces somewhat tho eft oct
of natural breathing. They arc combined with
rubbing, chafing and beating the 4 ly to re
store its natural warmth. Stimulants come
Wonders can be dono in resuscitating the ap
parently drowned. There is one man alive in
New York today who was “drowned” two
weeks ago and actually taken to the morgue
for dead. There ho was discovered and re
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F. M. Stephenson,
An Experienced Hotel Man of California, and has bee n
Completely Renovated and Improved and is Ready
<^^aa^for the Traveling Public.
RATES, $1.00 to $1.50 PER DAY
MEALS, 25 Cents.
-A. FIRST-OLASñ BAR IIST OOJSTJSTBC-
TIOJST WITH HOTEL.
CÖÜiTX PATENT ÏFLÔÜÏ
VIRGIN & C©., PROP’S.
H. C. MYER
! HARDWARE and TINWARE |
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.... The best line....
IN SOUTHERN OREGON.
I I MINERS’ SUPPLIES I
Garland Stoves and Ranges.
H. S. EVANS,ASHLAND-OI?
M ain S treet , O pposite P iu za ,
ZPJLIJSTTS FAILTTERS’ TOOLS,
WALL JP-AZF’ZEZEd. Q-LJLSS. ETC.
B uilding P apers , W rapping P apers
T wines . ARTISTS’ MATERIALS.
llonot a famous P reach physician, will quickly cure you of all mn
yo’J3 or diseases of the generative ora'aus, such as Lost M bii I mh »'
Iusomuia. I’Hiasln the Bjiclc.Seminul Kmisslons, Nervous DetSiltj:.
Pimples, Unfitness to Marry, Exhausting Drains, Varicocei- «.,<<1
Constipation. 11 stops all losses by day or night. PreventaL 7 z-
IKSB of discliarge, winch if notchecked leads to Hpermatorrmiiia.id
BEFORE « ho AFTEH all tbe horrors of Impotency. ClIPI |>HNE deuuua theliver Uie
kidneys and the urinary organs of all impurities.
CIIPIDENE strengthens:in<! restores Riuall weak organ».
*l’ho reason sufferers nre not cn.-o<1 by Doctors 1» because ninety per cent are troubled »vlth
Prootal 11 Is. CU PI DEN Els theonlv known remedy to cure without an operatiuu SOOOtestlmvhl.
e.ls. A written guarantee given and money returned if six boxes does not effect a uermaueutcura
$1.00 a box, six for
by mail. Send for fhk a circular und testlmouials.
Address DAVOL HEUICIN E CO., P. O. Box 3076, San Fraticieco, Cai.
The example of Lake Forest, Ills., is
one to be commended to all towns in
fested by tramps and vagrants. The
muncipal council did not exactly pass
an ordinance making it apunishablo of
fense for anybody to give food to a
FOR SALE BY E. A, SHERWIN.
tramp. They put it milder, in the form
of a mere request, that citizens of Lake
Forest give no food or employment to
DR. JORDAN & CO.’S
tramps and vagrants. A copy of the re
quest was sent to every householder in
GREAT MUSEUM OF ANATOMY
the town, and now tramps make a wide
IQ Al Market St., San Francisco
detour around Lake Forest It is certain
.Between 6th and 7th Sts.)
Go anti loam how wonderfully yon
that these vermin can be exterminated
are made and how to avoid gieknex»
from the country by vigorous and con
and diBease. Museum enlarged with
thousands of new objects. Admis
certed notion on the part of municipal
sion 25 cte.
councils. Every possible aid should be
Private Office—Kame Building
1051 Market Street— Diseases of mem
given to men who are willing to work stricture,
loss of manhood, diseases of the akin
steadily, but for the wandering, thiev and kidneys quickly cured without the use of men Water or any temperature desired
•jury. Treatment personally or by letter. Eenv
Natural Temperature 85 deg's,
ing, disease and vermin spreading hobo forbevk. 0»
there should be no quarter.
Long established and reliable practitioners. TO DRINK THE WATER IS A T «NIC
Being Sulphuric and Alkaline it eradicates
fungi and animalcules, and neutral
The Church, the Boston organ of the
di rec tions .
izing and correcting all acidi
Episoopal denomination, says: “It is Apply a particle
ties it promotes a normal and
healthful condition in every
time that the church should set its ap f/tc Balm directly in
part of the system.
proval upon cremation and encourago to the nostrils, Draw
more distinctly than it has yet done this strong breaths
method of disposing of man’s mortal through
Use three times a
remains.” The Church is of opinion day, after meals
Inclosed and covered, the same medica
that the safety of the living imperai preferred,and before
waler, always clean, for the springs run a
tively demands cremation, especially as retiring.
heavy volume— more than twelve hun
the faith of the ages in the resurrection
dred gallons per hour.
of the dead will bo in no wise impaired
Vou may dive and swim and have mors
fun than “anybody“—come out as “fine
by such disposition of their lifeless
as silk” and “white as wool”—rejuven
ated and happy.
Opens and cleanses the Nasal Passages,
Allays Pain and Inflammation, Heals the
I located on tbe
That famous individual, Hungry Joe, Sores, Protects the Membrane front Colds,
the prince of bunko game men, is out Restores the Semes of Taste and Smell. HELMAN LAND, HALF A MILA
Balm is quickly absorbed and gives re
again, having been in retirement for The
lief at once. Price 50 cen ts at Druggists or
NORTH OF THE PL AZA.
nine years, more for the health of other by mail.
ELY BROTHERS, 56 Warren St., N. Y,
people than his own. His retirement
has been passed in the Maryland peni
tentiary. Hungry Joe is the smoothest
tongued and most persuasive bea$ that
ever charmed a greenhorn’s pile away
from him. Besides that he has a power
JOHN E. PELTON.
B. P. NEIL.
ful affection for farmers.
p ATA D D U
ASHLAND ■: MARKET.
DISEASES OF THE SKIN.
The intense itching and smarting inci
dent to eczema, tetter, salt-rlieum, ana other
diseases of the 6kin is instantly allayed by
applying Chamberlain's Eye andi Skin
Ointment. Many very bad cqses have been
permanently cured bv it. It is equally
efficient for itching piles and a favorite rem
edy for sore nipples; chapped hands, chil
blains, frost bites, and chronic sore eyes.
For sale by druggists at 25 cents per box.
PELTON & NEIL, Prop’s
Beef, Pork and Mutton.
Try Dr. Cady’s Condition Powders, they
are just what a horse needs when in bad condi
tion. Tonic, blood purifier and venaifoge.
For Sale by A shland D rug C o .
All Kinds of Fresh Meats
Residence Lots for Bale tn
Pokegama, on reasonable
terms. Lots sold on tbe in
Wv.-H form* poa-
Kept constantly on hand. Fair living
prices is all that we ask.
OS WAR ) INSTITUTE,A
WOH.-J’JI St.. St. Leal», Mi.
We will make it to your interest to
deal with us.
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I I Fl I L b ! iStivc'.y cared. 33 year»
^By»uo<«»«tui cract.ce. Trratmcct confidential. Cure«
by mail or at \ace. Terms low. Question Blank and
—Retail and Wholesale dealers in—
and Yellow Pine Land for sale
A on Sugar
the Klamath Rivei. Terms made to
suit on application. Address,
Pokegama, Siskiyou Co., Cal