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Entered at the post office at Grants Fas,
Oregon, as second-class mail matter.
Thursday, Januahy io, 1901,
The 8 P. railroad company deserves
considerable credit for their quit k work
in breaking the gigantic snow blockade
la the Sisklyom last week.
The Oregon Maiesmsn issued a very
hondsome souvenir New Years edition,
handsomely illustrated, devoted prin
cipally to the enter prises of Marlon
TheOregonian issued its customary
annual New Years edition, full of infor
mation concerning all parti of our state.
One section of the issue ii devoted to
Portland alone while another tells of the
industries, resources and developments
of the state at large. It is, as in former
yean a moat valuable compendium ol
reliable information and is a credit to
the great journal that produced it.
It must have rested the eyes of the
travelers on the trains during the past
1. . .1 k 13..-. I... Will,
ink iw sju vuruugi uiium a -
snow both north and south ol us, there
has been none here save a very alight
sprinkling on two mornings, melting
almost immediately. Tho boys who felt
that they were obliged to indulge in
snowballing have been obliged to use
the Imported article which was furnished
in quantity by the topi of the freight
Fill lip D. Armour, the millionaire
pork packer died at his home on Prairie
venue, Chicago, Hundar evening. The
trouble was a muscular affection of the
beart called miocardii and he had been
ill for two years. Since the beginning
of the present winter, be had failed
teadily in health. Ills death will
make little difference In the conduct ol
the business of Armour A to. as the
most thorough arrangements have been
made In anticipation of bis death. Ills
wealth ia estimated at from thirty to
Ootn Paul Kruger is expected to visit
America tome time next month with
, the object of securing, if possible, Inter
vention in the south African con
troversy. While the Boers have many
sympathisers in the United States, there
is a large percentage of thole averse to
taking any decided stand In their behalf.
The chances of intervention In behalf of
' the South . African republlo by the
United States or any other nation Is
very meagre. It is easy and cheap to
express sympathy when the expression
implies no further measures.
Nikola Tesla, the great electrician,
thinks It possible that planets may ex
change signals with one another and has
observed electrical phenomena which
lead him to accept the possibility that
we are even now being signalled by
tome other planet, perhaps Mars. Such
speculations sound very Incredible to
the average mind, but great scientist,
who have a fuller realisations of tl.e
Immensities of the unknown, receive
inch speculations much more In a
spirit of modesty. The common opinion
allows itself to assume the position that
nearly everything is known, but nore
know bettUir than the most profound
students of the very imperfect character
ol much that is given out as scientific
knowledge and of the vast possibilities
that are yet left for the acquirement of
Following is a summary weather ob
servation at Urania Pass during the
mouth ol Ieceuilier,llKIU, as reported by
J. 0. Paddock, local voluntary observer
lor the Oregou Stale Weather Service.
Ht'MMAKv: Mean temperature, 40
in as I in iiiii tmieratiire,(l2i date, I HA 20;
min ilium temperature, I". Oato, Jim
Total precipt. Inches, 6.60: number
riava clear, f) : partly cloudy, 3; cloudy.
23 ; prevailing wind. 8 W : dales of fnsl,
light Int. 23d, tllh; killing 20ih to 3lal.
Hla Wife Waved Hliu.
My wife's good advice saved my life
writes F. M. Ron ol Winfleld, Term ,
(or I bad such bad cough I could hard-
ly breathe, I ateadily grew worse under
doctor's treatment, but my wife uiged
me to uae Pr. King's New Discovery for
Consumption, which completely cured
." Coughs, C?'ds, Bronchitis, I-a
Npe, Pneumonia, Asthma, Hay rev
all maladies of Cheat, Throat
i are positively cured bThis
medicine. DUC. and u.tu.
guaranteed. Trial koHIo
vnier'a drug strr,
tire little liver pills
V Little Karl Kisers
V. W. F. Kreuier
At tho Red Star Store there are some very 2
desirable, stylish, up-to-date
t fcred for less than wholesale prices to close out. m
t This is an opportunity to buy at a very low J
(f price, which should not
RED STAR STORE,
W. E. DEAN, & CO., Propr.
Front St., oppo. Depot.
MINING AND COMMERCIAL CLUB.
Prciidcnt Outlines Committee Work Thru
New County Roidi Proposed
The quarterly meeting of the Mining
and Commercial club was held Tuesday
in the council rooms of the city hall.
The call was made for the bank parlors
but there was a conflict of dales and
the room was in use.
President Booth read his retort (which
will appear in full next week) and so also
lid the secretary and treasurer. The
secretary's and jtrcaauier's reports were
referred to the executive committee.
The committee on traniiportation and
roads reported as follows :
Chants Pahs, Jan74, ltibl.
We, your committee, would beg leave
to report as follows:
We favor the opening of a county
wagon road, commencing near the foot
ol Sixth street in Grunts Pais and ex
tending eastward near the banks of
itogue river to intersect the county road
Irom Woodville, at Bloody ltun creek,
believing that the opening ol said road
will add largely to the trade which
will come to Grants Irom Evans
creek and its tributaries, the trade now
golug to other points.
The committee also favors the opening
of a county road from Orchard Avenue
across to the Merlin road, distance of
about eighty rods, crossing the lands of
M-iars. Blake, Conklin, Vass, and Scheli-
ger, provided said land owners will deed
a roadway for public use and move their
fences back to ssid line of road, ne
also recommend that the property
To clou n out till broken
Clothing. Dry Goods,
You oiiii pick up soino
rare bargains in our
store during tlio next
JJO days. Come while
(lie assortment is good,
owners along the line of said -road from
head ol Sixth si reel, up Orchard Avenue,
across to the Merlin road near Schvligera
place and down said road to the city
limits be petitioned to improve the road
so tint It may be made a public drive
way during both summer and winter.
This comiitiltee aho favors the open
ing of the county road and its main
tenance as a public driveway commenc
ing at Sixth and I streets and theme
weet to the city limits along s.iid stieet
past the Mors place and along present
road as far as tho Coimino's place and
the opening ol a new county road Irom
that point, westward a dialauc ol aliout
three miles luriher to the old Johnson
place where it will intersect a lane lead
1114 to the prevent count) mad, provided
that the pinporiy owners along said
route will dedicate to the public a sixl
leel right of way and clear and fence
same. Itespcctlully suhiuilted by
F. It. Sniuinr,
K.O. l'usinNU, II. I., l.swis.
It was moved that this committee shall
push Hie work ul owning the road along
itogue river to llloody Hun creek and
carry out all the recommendation! in
Committee on entertainment iviMttuI
the cost ol a suitable hampn-t at ft 13,
and on motion the report was adopted
arid placed on tile f ir future n-leri'iie .
Mr. Scott Grilliit addressed the chili
ill behalf ol the oil and water well
drilling company recently incorporated,
and asked that the club investigate its
claims. The matter was re'erred to the
committee on Manufactures and Power.
The next meeting of the club is the
second Tuesday In April.
ili WnMi Act tii I Aits.
uuabairuu. Tii ci,.L vm
G iiants Pars, Ore, Jan. 5, 1901.
Ladies' Jackets of-
I had planned in my own mind to
send yon the locals for the holidays for
last weeks impress, but "the best laid
schemes of mice and men oft gang-a-gley."
I laid it over for a week but
good things like Christinas turkey ami
the .variety of side dishes which ac
company such a spread do not lose their
flavor by keeping.
On St. John's Day, LVceiuber 27th,
1100, Bolt lodge No. 70, A. F. and A. M,
installed ita new olllcers in form and the
craftsmen assembled seemed to enjoy
themselves greatly. The ladies of the
Eastern Star Chapter No. 60 with their
usual generosity, invited Bolt lodge to
dine with them at five o'clock p. ui. and
assist them by their presence at llieir
Installation in the evening. Of the
installation I shall not speak, but of the
dinner provided for the entertainment
of the craitsmen and over which Sinter
Louisa I). Hart W. M. presided, lean
not speak too highly. Had von been on
hand you would have had to acknowl
edge that the ladies of Southern Oregon,
known full well how to cook and enter
tain their friend. I as a traveler fioui
the lar East extend to them my sincere
thanks with my wishes for their pros
perity anJ happiiiun in the good work.
May every member become a living
green bay tree filled wi'.li the fruit of
sweetness and joy.
1 send you the names ol tho olliceis
elected to serve in the several Kerby
lodges for the entiling year. Kerby
villi) leilgo No. 65, I. O. O. F. Noble
Grand, T. O. Naucku; V. Grand, l'nil
One 'iiger ; Secretary, II. T. Tine ; Treas
urer. 1'eU r Hansen.
Kebekah lodge Noble Grand, Annie
linos iiml odd sizes in
M. Kienlerj V. i. Julia Skeeters; Sec,
Mrs. M. A". Morrison ; Trcaa., Ilnance,
AugiiKla F. George ; Treat., Alice George ;
Warder, Mrs. Josephine Glenn;
III. G. I'll il 1'esneuger; O. li , T. O.
Naucke; H. S. N. l-'rauk IVMcngor ;
I.. S. N. G., Peter Hansen; II S. V. G
Thus Gienn ; I, S. V. G., Chris Skeet
ers ; Con., Miss M try Morrison.
Holt lod No IS A. F.aud A. M W.
A., Win. Leonard; S W., Jacob Kllpple;
J. W., II. S. Woodcock ; Sec , J. F. Siiih ;
l'reas. F t n.til.-y; Tyler, J K. Ilodtd.'ii ;
S. 0., J. G. Lake, J. l.,lie,iS. Malh. w
smi; S. S., Win Kerr; J. S 11. II.
O. I-:. S. Chap'er No f.l-W. l' Mi.
K'ltalieth llolgien; W. P. J. T. Gil
inoie; Asst. M. Mrs. Snphia Gilniore;
Con.. Mrs. Martha Matheson; Ast
Con., Mis. I. tii, Woodcock : See , .1 E.
Ilolg. en; Ticks.. M rf, l.ouite 1. Hart ;
Adah, Mrs. Mary F. Kellogg; liuih.
Miss Minnie A. Johunui ; Esther, Mrs.
Mrs. iKilia .4. Stith; Mar;ha, Mrs. Jose
phine Glenn; Electa, Mrs Mary F.
Gilniore, Marshall, E l. lUiley; Warden,
Mrs. Sophia Leonard ; Sentinel, II. 8.
Woodcock: Chaplain. S W. Forbes;
Organist, Mrs. IV n Howcmoi.
The Pitting ( nr.
Ol the Northern I'acitlc lor the Improved
and new train rarvice taking elle. I May
:l, aio Ihoioiuhly modern, electric light
ed, and ill be cooled by eh-i ti ir l,t is
They will atwii.uio.lale So persons at
one tune. A l. Charlton. Ass't Gcn'l
Pass, Ag't, '.'.& Morrison St., Cor. .H I
For Sale 1
Koh Sai.k Twenty tlv no ret on and
una hall unlet eaut o( trantt Taut on
Knells river, partly cleared, tin all or
chard, piit-e 9-M0 half cash, al.o 111 iv one
acret of nhat ia known at tha hide
plae, pric (.V), bal! caah. For addi
tional in.oru'ation addreM,
1 flTMntna IRotca.
The Cook & Miller quartz mine on
Foots cruet has been purchased by J.
A. FiUj.i'ibon. This ledge shows two
feet in width ol $50 ore and a recent mil!
run ol Id tons yielded (1100.
Jo;. II Beeman, ol Gold Hill, has
sold the Lucky Bart on Sardine Cretk, .
together with mill and concentrators.
for tl2,Ot0. He has also disponed of
his interest in the Ki'.ter claim.
F. M. South drove in from the Victor,
Jr. mine Thursday returning on Friday.
That property is being operated steadily
with its 15 stamp mill and is accredited
with an output of $25,01)0 to $.'!0,UOO per
Dr. Kay of Gold Hill has purchased
the rich vein of quarts discovered last
summer by Jackr-on and Moon in the
Galice diatiict. This vein is situated
on the right hand fork of Calico, a region
rich in auriferous deposit.
"Toe Meadows," in the Sams Valley
region, 10 miles from Gold Hill hss
lately come to the tront as a mineral
district ol great promise and many
locations have been taken. Besides its
riches ol gold and copper, the district
aliounds in cinuabnr, asbestos and oilier
1(0 ItewarU, 100
The readers of this paper will be
pleased to learn that there is at least
one dri a led discs e that science has
been able to cure in all its stages and
that is Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Cure is
the only positive cure now known to the
medical frulernity. Catarrh being a
constitutional dijeaje, requires a con
stitutional treatment. Hall's Catarrh
Cine is taken internally, acting diuctly
upon J lie bloid and mucous surfaces of
the BiHlfin, thereby destroying (he
foundation A tiie riirae, and giving
the patient strength, by building up the
coiiHt.tulioti and aeKiiUiiig nature in
doing its work The proprietors have
so much faith in Its curative powers,
that they oiler one Hundred Dollars
for any case that it fails to cure. Send
for iist of testimonials.
Addreev. F. J. Ciikkky & Co. Toledo, O.
Sold by dtirggiulH, 75c.
Hall.s Family Pills are lliu best.
Beginning from IlrcemW 6 to Jan
uary 1, 1'JOI, will tell gold filled opecni
ties at $ I per pair, usuul tr 50 value.
We U-st your eyes nnd g ve you an ac
curate fit. This is a rare bargain to get
a nice pair of glasses for the old folks
a Omniums present. We have the
goods, you have the money, you need the
goods, we need the money. I'.vans,
Aclverilseil Letter J,lt.
Following is the lint ol letters remaining
uncalled for I is the Grants I'nss p ist
ollice, Suturday, Jan. 0, 11101 :
Bwyer, Mrs.Uobert, Kerley, Mrs Ida,
Morrow, Mis. Carrie, Stone, Mr-. L. C
Spink, Miss May, Miivuly, Mrs. Many.
Itialie, SlisMllurn, Itarrailn, I. sum,
t:ianioii, liur(y, Moevey, Mrs. 11.
Weston. Mis. A. K. Uoherison, Mrs. S.
(t fcNTI klll .l
Cowell, J. F. Coirev, W. C.
(.lalkius, II. M. 4. t arter, F. II.
Calloway, C. M. 2, Mctiowean, Harry,
Johnson, S. J. Morrow, G. II.
Manning, J. iiolien.", Geo. 2,
Miilth, A. C. 2, (juadu. M
Lud) iiskey.l'eter, .iiideisou, S.
Artlnir, W. II. It.irry, Hugh,
itoard, Itoht. II. I'.r.Klt- a ii b , G.o.
Honey, C W. Iluiiny, William,
Cartur, M. W. Kusted, Kdd,
Glass, M. 8 (jrinien, r raim A.
iildurmuu,Wuller, (inioiiui, 1' K.
Ilaniiiieri.lv. I'. A. IIuihI, I'. II.
Keeileii, L. M McAbe, Chas.
.Martin, It. K. ilim, I rank,
I'eninngloi, K. C Wilcox, G. W,
(iruy, Win. .Mgr die (len,
Hyan, Hilly, of Ole Olson,
C. K. II.UIMON,
lor u witnuin's hi.plnei in th m&rrivd
It.ite ilciwinU Ks5t as a rule, upon the
tiMn she it to marry than uxin iter own
health. The woman who enters upon
mUTUKi imuVnng fnwn winnanly weak-tit-M,
H"hruninK up Irouhle ngaiiut the
dav tf trtmhU-."
Wc.ik. woman are made fHroiif and
tick women nre matle well hy the uk of
Ir. l'lerce'i l;iivorite rrescriMion. It la
the one relUhle regulator. It driea en
feebling dr.iin, heaU intlammation ami
ulceration nnd cures female weakness.
It nouriahca the nene ami invtKorntea
the entire womanly Digamnm. It make
the luhy'i advent practically iinUwa,
and ives atrenlh to nuraiug muthcra,
mtfftnl fr Isrtf vwirt with frntale
trill.- tllr Mi Miltm' liMiiwtv of AiUit.
A'tmr Co H which brniht oil other tli
cneft hriri tmurtir, UnaBt iUc, nrnrtw
n- o1 l tuiir-ti wmuUI t ucHily nnn.lyirl.
Hh.I ncuTttikitsi of ttmich I rnn frrvlv uiy
vtutr iitr.luiur mlnr lav.itU in alt. live of ' K-
oriie i'rtwtuiUDn.' fmir f (.l.il.Wn Mnltcal
r t 1
llKvcrv,' ttl two vial of IV lsl rrlUUt,
kavtr cutnl mr I t0 Wotk with ifttftTt l'W,
but Wmit I WMtiUl t tlrt.! All th tiin nd hav
a iluay hrmUche. And mv nrrvc woultl I m
ultwlftiiiK no I inUl not alrrp NoW I Orn lrrp
antlUo Nt tliv'i wrrh tKitne-thlin 1 had not
doiir tor ovri cVcwU yMrt bclof.
lr. lHerce's Common Seuae Metlical
Adviser, in jvth,t covera, aent free on
receipt of at one-cent sUmpa to av ex-
P-use of niailiuK only. Addreaa Dr. llL V.
lerce, BulUlo, 'N. V.
Model No, 5. 540. Model No. 7. 50.
PtKisi-TioN ix TvrtwniTKta
la i l.Ar KiMiiimi.
liiiekeniierfer (vuitiinm gvHHt Airk. eay
oNration and durat.ihiy a( a minimuni
C K. KOOT, Agent,
Mr. Oddie's Courtship.
By IheelaE. Braine.
Mil. M.'. !:KIIAM ODDIF. was a model
lodger, an eld bachelor, and a
heart-vl.t,!e man. That Is to say, be
was all iliree until the duy consider
ably pant his fortieth birthday that a
special fate took him In band, and
brought him face to fare with the
younger of two ladies wbo bad recent
ly come to live in one of the bouses op
posite. They were evidently mother and
daughter; both were comely and the
liitt-named of the two bad one of the
sweeteM fuces it had ever been Mr.
Oddie' luck to behold. She happened
to drop u small purcel whilst walking
along their mutual roadt and he hurried
after her wilh it. The smile with which
she received It went straight through
Mr. Oddie's somewhat an liquated waist
coat. All the evening be thought of that
smile. When be went to bed, be en
deavored, with the aid of three candles,
to get nn Impartial view of thnt region
on the top of his hend where the hair
ought to have been, but now, alas, waa
riot. That bald spot hod not troubled
him much tip to that time; now be re
garded it with mistrust.
Mr. Oddie I ad led an amiable, punc
tual, uneventful existence, golngtoaud
returning from the city every week day
with regularity and dispatch the kind
of person who is never asked for his
senson ticket. ITe was comfortably off,
and had no one dependent upon him;
the few relatives he possessed lived in
Mr. Oddie had remalnedia bachelor all
these years possibly because nobody
hnd ret to work to marry him. It was
not that he objected to women; on the
conjrnry, he admired the fair sex, as s
whole, iiilte unreservedly. lint be hnd
never given his heart to any one par
ticular woman, and his landlady looked
upon blm ns a fixture.
The returning of that apparently In
nocent looking parcel murked an epoch.
Life was never the same again to the
little old Imrhelor. He hnd not wntched
Miss llexhnm's gentle face nnd well
developed but graceful figure for ten
days before he became convinced that
It was not good for a corn dealer to live
"A man wanted softening Influences
nboul liim" here he hurled a piece of
fried ham to (he cat "he needed a gen
tle hand to guide nnd restrain him."
Mr. Oililie at this point discovered that
he hnd forgotten to wind bis watch up
the night before.
The truth waa, he was In love, nnd
with a young woman with whom he hod
never exchanged a syllable. He learned
her name fromliis landlady, an oimtere
person, whose mind was set upon a
curious form of religion, nnd who did
not tahe much thought about frivolous
Questioned discreetly by her lodger,
this worthy but depressing perwin
could'lell him little regarding the two
Indies who were now the object of such
tender interest to him. They were a
Mrs. and MiKS Hexham, so she hnd
beard, and Mrs. Ilexliiiin wns either
deaf or dumb, or il might be both, for
her duughter talked on her lingers to
her, and she answerediback in fbe same
Mr. Oddie's courtship wns a very de
corous affair. In Spain, despite his
years, he would doubtless have adopted
the role of an "iron-enter," as tbe
voiiih who goes courting under his
Imly-love's balcony Is styled.
Hut in sober, iinroinnntit r.nglnnd,
the Kttltor dors not ent Iron, or serenade
the queen of his heart on the guitar.
He lias to be properly Introduced, and
the little corn dealer, knowing this re
spectable custom, would hnve given
nn thing for an Introduction which
would line allowed him to cull and
eat nrilit.li friendly relntlocs.
The months imbued, and still he could
not get that thin but necrsnary end of
the wedge In. The mother ami daugh
ter wemed to have very few friends,
nnd never went out, prubnbly nn ac
count nf Mrs. Ilehnin's nlllirtlon. It
was linn! upon the diuightrr. Mr. Oddie
thought, but he mlnilred her all the
more for lier self -sacrifice.
Miss lli'Nhnm became aware of his
devotion, of that Mr. Oililie wss con
vinced. When Ihry met and be took
cre thnt they did meet pretty often
he ventured tn rslke his list, and mnilt
Were exchanged. Rut there the olTair
halted. In the poor little mnn's frequent
derpnlr. He could get no "forrader."
Once, when he attempted to speak.
Miss liexhnin turnrd the color of a red
rose. 11 nil promptly hurried away.
"I have neer been properly Intro
duced, thnt is why," was Mr. Oddie'e
ntigiiikhi'd retlectioti. "She must have
been expiit.itely brought up; the very
pink of rnpriety.
"Soim tiling will have to be dbne,
cried the poor num. isesperntrly, on the
da) tint; he went to the city withouta
tie nnd an unfeeling aeipiaiutunce
Jrernl at him and inquired if his liver
were nut of order. His liver! Perish
the thought! It wns his heart.
He decided at length that, like lleze-
kiah, he would ask for a sign from
henven. He would send the object of
his adoral ion a bouquet, an anonymous
bouquet of the choicest; she would
surelv guess from whom it came. If
she placed it in the window he would
write to Mrs. Hexham, explain himself
nnd his intentions, and request per-
mliMon to call.
Mr. Oddie took a holiday the day the
bouquet was sent off from I'otcnt gar
den; to sit still In his ot!Ur was a thing
luiKitilile. He went for a long walk,
but where his neat little It g look hliu
he wns nrter able to say.
The ucxt day the agonv increased;
there was notigu. Mr. Oddie fell plump
Into the depths ot despair, and waa
convinced that be had offeuded his lady
love. He had not been properly Intro
duced; the phrase became a perfect
nightmare to him.
I'.ut the second dny there was the
bouquet in ilie window in ell Its glory,
nnd. iron-over. Mim llrxhani wns bend
ing over il. i ti lut 1 1 1 g its perfume. he
was a beautiful woman; not loo young
for a man nhem in his prime. The
wonder wus that such u treasure had
Dot been snapped up before.
MiuUmiii IMilie wrote to Mrs. Ilex
ham. It lovk him hours and hours to
coni' o" the letter, and il was the most
deli, iou'.ly old-ftiNhUuird cpifttle ever
pei ind iii a practical century. Two
whole thiys elapsed before a little note
cauic in reply;
"Mrs. Hexham presents her compli
ments to Mr. Markhsm Oddie, and
would te plenird to see him, if he could
make It convenient to call this eveuing
between ei'it or.d nine o'clock."
The note was a forma! one; but when
the agitated little old bachelor was
shown Into the sitting-room at Holm
wood, Mrs. Hexham, who was alone, re
ceived him with a very kindly smile.
Her eyes looked as if she had been
cry ii g.
"Please take a seat," she said. "It
has been very close all day, has It not T"
"Terribly." answered the visitor. "Do
yon feel the heat much?"
"Vcs. I am afraid I do" was tne re
ply, and Mr, Oddie suddenly recollected
that bis future motber-in-lav? waa said
to be deaf and dumb. Tbia lady was
'My duughter," said Mrs. Hexham,
after a pause, "desired me to tell you
bow very, very grateful she is to yon
for your letter and the flowers, bne
has gone away for a short time to stay
with friends. She she thought it
Mr. Oddie sat there, unable to otter
a word. "She had gone away, because
she thought it best." That meant that
there was no hope for hitn.
Mrs. Hexham's eyes filled with tears
as she looked at him. "Oh, she cried.
"I am so sorry so very sorry! You are
such a good, kiucl-bearted mnn, I am
sure. Of course, you did not Know, or
you would not have thought of it."
"Thought of what T asked Slr.iwaie,
"Of marrying my poor Agatha. You
did not know that she is deaf and
Mr. Oddie stared at the speaker In
blank amazement. It was fully a min
ute before be grasped the significance
of what she was faying. It was the
daughter, not the mother, who was
"nfTlieted," as Mrs. Koper would have
phrased it. He was silent, and Mrs.
"My poor girl Is over-sensitive, nnd
your kindness went to her heart, I can
Mr. Oddie pulled himself togelher,
and rose to his feet. At this moment
there was something almost noble
about hit rnther tubby Utile figure.
"Madam," he said, firmly, "your
daughter is on nr.gel, and I love her.
Will you huve the goodness to give me
her address that is. .If you will sanc
tion my ai'kiiip- her to do me the honor
to be my wife?"
"It seems rather unconventional,"
she said; "but it is not exactly nn or
dinary cake, 'is It? And 1 am sure you
nre a good mnn. Mr. Sedlt-y. the vicnr,
was talking about you only the other
day, and tnying how charitable you
were. Agallia has the swectcs-l dispo
sition, and she is so quick you hardly
renli.e that she Is not like other people,
indeed. I think you would be very hup
"I think we three would be very hap
py together." answered Mr. Oddie, em
phasizing the "three." He took the
wIiIovv'k ln I'd and kissed It with old
It is urn. eccssaiy to mention at what
unearthly hour Mr Oddie required bis
breakfast ihei.ext morning, or to slate
thai he hiirdlv ale a mouthful of it.
In the afternoon of the sume day
Mrs. Hexham might have been seen
rending a telegram, with a beaming
face. It wri nnl n long one, for it con
tained only live words: "l-ove from
Agatha and Markhnm." Sketch.
An Obaervatlon Car
01 unique detin. will always be found
st I lie end of the Northern Pacific's
Norili Coast Limited, both east and west
bound. Observation platform is six and
a half feet long and entire width of car.
Ladiek' observation parlor is 23 feet long
A. I). Charlton, Aps'I (ien'l Pass. Ag't,
255 Morrison Hi.. Cor. 3d, Portland, Ore.
if You Are Going
To get married this Bpring or summer
reserve passage on the Northern Pacific'
North Coast Limited, whether east
bound or west bound. A rilit start in
married It fe means a good deal, and you
get it in this way. Send to a N. P
agent for our little leaflet. A. 1). Charl
ton, Ass't lien'l Passenger Agent, 255
Morrison St., Cor. 3d. Portland, Ore.
ORIGIN OF AUCTION POOL.
Am American Invention Tiiat Became
a I'opnlnr 8slem with
"I suppose inn ii v people do not know
the origin of auction pool selling, suid
Frank L, Herdic, the famous pool seller
from Wiiliiiuikport, I'll., to nu interested
group nt the Hotel Kiveis during his
last visit to New York. "It a of Amer
ican invention, ulul before it was start
ed betting on races was, jurforce, be
tween individuals, on honor between uc
(Uiiiiiinuces, mid by depositing the
stakes with u third person, known to
each, uiuong striiugcrs.
"In the vv inter of 1MSU there wus a rnce
meeting at New- Oi-leuns, and one day
several men around the gambling house
kept by the lute Price MeCit'uth wanted
to bet on a certain nice, but they nil
fancied the siiine horse, which, fiy the
way, was ').ucky' I'uldvviu's eld stul-
"Mctlra'li suggested thnt na this
horse was such n great favorite lie
should be sold at miction, and the other
horses us well, the aggregate sum to be
put in u pool for the winner's hackers.
"This was the lirst auction pool, but
shortly afterward this method wns
adopted on nil the race tracks in Amer-
-ien, the pool seller taking five percent.
of the lot.il for expenses and compen
sation. "It was very popular, and many of the
tild-tiiners regard its passing into dis
use as a bad thing. It's n good thingas
far as faimcbs is concerned, but there
were tminy scniulalswhcn il was in gen
eral use, as those w ho ran the pool boxes
were known at times, after the bettirg
was over, lo have turned on the crank
thnt is, marked up the number of tick
ets sold on the winning horse, so that
the winners would pet but a siniill por
tion of what rightlv belonged to them,
lint to see the crouds unxious to
buy pools nt the grand circuit races, it
looks ns though auction pool selling
Is wtill a popular method with the tret
l ) e v
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On a window full of Tinware and other Bargains, and a
....Big Reduction on Collarettes....
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Don't think it over too long as good things don't linger
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And all farm machinery, Wagons and all
manner of wheeled vehicles.
Hardware, Paints and Oils.
The Amateur Photographer is not as active
these days as in mid-summer but there is work for
them to do work that is interesting as well as
Looking overaIl'"negatives, destroying all that
are worthless and preserving in envelopes all that
are valuable. Take a print from each good nega
tive and mount it in a flexible leather album, where
it will be kept nicely and will bo convenient. . A
person's friends always enjoy looking at a Kodak
I have albums iu stock ranging in price from 15 cents to
One Dollar. Also 4x5 negative preserving envelopes.
I have a good supply of nearly everything the Amateur
XOTICB FOR PUBLICATION.
Land office at Roseburg, Oregon,)
January 3, 19111 (
Notice is hereby given that the follow
ing named staler bas filed notice of bis
intention to make final Drool in sunoort
of his claim, snd that said proof will be
anaue Deiort a be Axtell, county judg
attirante i'mt, Oregon, on February 15,
1001, v:x.: j
Mrs. Kmnia DanltU,
formerly Eiima MuAlister, on II. E. No.
8107. for tin SWJ.' KV!.' ol Sec. 10. In.
37 S, R 6 West.
lie mmu tha fullowiiiK nilnetsos to
prove his continuous rei!ence upon and
cultivatioiiof said lunil, vis:
Samuel J)jnicls. lot Murphy, Oregon,
Georne Few, of Murphy, Oregon ; Wil
liam Svt iraten. of Murphv, Oregon, Wil
liam Hayes, cf Murphy, Oregon.
1. T. BRIDGES. Register.
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT.
In the County Court of the Stare of
Oieuon, ur the County of Josephine, in
In 1 lie tm'ter of the estate of )
Anvils U Hopkins, deceased, f
Notice iahereby uiven I bat James 8.
Moore, theeseciitnr of the estate ot said
Anijiis 11. Hopkins deceased, lias pie
rented for settlement and Hied in said
County Cturt the final account of bis
administration ol said estate.
It ia therefore ordered that Tuesday,
ihe 12th sty of February 1!K)1, at io
o'clock in lie forenoon of said day in
the Coutifr Court room, in tho Conn
House at iriints I'ass in said County
of Joscpbile, Slate ol Oregon, be and
ihe same hereby is appointed by this
Court for tie settlement and allowance
of said tl'ai account and for the di.
charge the Baid executor and his
sureties ; .t which lime and place all
persona bit-rested in said estate ni.iy
appear ail file exceptions or objections
in wrilig to said account or any
patticula item thereof,
jirid i is further ordired that this
no.ice bpubli8bed once a week for four
sui-cemit weeks in the Rooi'K Rivkk
Coikikr a weekly newspaper published
and priiied at the city ol Urants I'ass.
County of Josephine, and Siate ol
loiie h open Court on this 7ih day
of Jaimry, A. D. lyOl.
A HE AXTSI.1.,
A Few Pointers.
The revnt statistics of Ihe number of
deaths sow that the large majority die
i'b cosuuiption. This disease may
couiuieoe wilh an apparently harmless
cough, tliich can be cured instantly by
Kemp's Balsam for the Throat and
Lnngs, ilnch is yuaranteed to core and
relieve II cases. I'rice 2bc. and 50c.
For sa)ey all druggistf.
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accet lid pains.
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