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GRANTS PASS. JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 1901.
Rogue River valley is full of Oil,
Natural Gas, Artesian water and
other valuable minerals.
Nature's storehouse is bulging
out with wealth and only needs the
magic hand of man to unlock and
reveal the hidden wealth stored up
for the u?e of the Twentieth Cen
tury. Our arid lands will produce won
ders if we once cau procure Arte
siau water to supply abundance of
water with which to irrigate.
Oil and Natural Gas aie the
greatest economical fuel of this
generation. Shall we let it be dor
mant here in Rogue River valley,
while other sections of the country
are usm nature's storehouses?
Oregon cannot be beaten any
where in the world, for natural Gas,
Oil or Artesian witer. R gue River
valley is truly the Italy of America.
Here we have the finest climate, the
best apples, the largest peaches
and the prettiest girls.
Shall the people of Grants Pass
forever continue to drink the slime
and slush and sewage that pours
into Rogue river while we can have
the best of Artesian mountain water
by the very simple process of dril
ling a few hundred feet?
What a beautiful city Grants
Pass would be if there were a stream
of pure Artesian water flowing
along each side of her streets.
It is the intention of The Oregon
Natural Gas, Oil & Mining Co. to
. soon begin active operation of dril
ling a number of v e Is to the depth
of 1000 feet to ascertain the pres
ence of Natural, ;Gas, Oil, Artesian
water and other valuable minerals.
They are now bonding land in
and around Grants Pass. Within
the next six months they will be
drilling on some of the property
they have bonded for that purpose.
They intend if it is possible, to
supply the city with plenty of pure
Artesian water before the coming
The Oregon Natural O is. Oil
& Mining Co requests .11 firmers
and property holders to give them
the privilege of diiliing one or more
wells on their property. They
will give a percentage of the
output of ihe wells to pa 1 ties
granting the privilege.
In order to jret the people of
Grants Pass and Josephine county
interested in Natural Gas Oil, and
Artesian water 1 he v will give all of
them a chance to subscribe for a
few shares of the capital stock of
the company on very liberal terms.
Suppose you take a few shares of
the capital stock of The Oregon
Natural Gas, Oil & Mining Co. of
the par value of $1 per share.
You pay 10 per cent down, 40 per
cent, when the machinery is set up
and is ready to begin operation and
the remaining 50 pet eent. when
they strike u flow of natural gas,
oil or artesian watel or have drilled
to the depth of 1000 feet. If they
strike oil, natural gas or arle.iian
water you have the option of tak
ing ten times as many shares asyou
subscribe for. They will pay you
back all the money received from
you if they fail to drill a well as
You are invited to thoroughly
investigate their proposition. You
have nothing to lose but every
thing to gain. If you are a cap
italist it is a safe investment. If
you are a farmer or property holder
it will pay you to invest as it will
enhance the value of your place a
hundred fold more lhan you invest
if they should find cither oil, gas
or water near your property. If
you are a working man it will pay
you to take shares as this will open
up a vast and a new work for you.
The merchants and business men I
should invest in shares in order to
'start this enterprise. Professional
men, in fact all classes of people,
should take a few shares in this
vast and new enterprise and it will
be a help to all in Grants Pass and
Josephine county. If you cannot
take 100 shares you can tak 50 or
ten shares. Remember every dollar
will lie returned to you if the com
pany fails to drill a well as agreed
upon. The stocks are non-assessable
anl fully paid up as they are
used. The by-laws of the com
pany do not allow a debt to ex
ceed I per cent of the capital.
Scott Griffin of Grants Pass, Ore
gon, is a stockholder, a director
and the secretary of The Natural
Gas, Oil & Mining Co, who will
take leases on lands and subscrip
tion for stocks and will give any
information regarding the company.
The closer you investigate the
more you will help the company by
taking stock and leasing your prop
erty for the purple of Grilling one
or more wells thereupon as you
have nothing to lose but all togain.
For further information call on
; SCOTT GRIFFIN, Secretary,
The Natural Gas, Oil &
Grants Pass, Ore
A Full Assortment of
WHITE AND COLORED, STIFF OU SOFT BOSOMS,
I.ACNPKKED OR U N L A V N I)K R E D ,
Shirts fur nil kinds of wear and at the right prices.
Reduced Prices on Clothing & Men's Shoes
CLOSING OUT LADIES' AND CHILDREN'S SHOES.
WELCHS' CLOTHING STORE
NEXT TO P. O.
R. E. SMITH,
1'UYSICIAN and SUKGEON
OllU-e, Room 2 over I'ont Ollice. Residence
Kane llouie. oppo. I lie Western.
G RANTS l'ASS. - - OHKUON.
)R. CLIVE MAJOR.
(icneral Practitioner of
MkIIICIXK AND StKUKHY.
Otl'ii'e in Williams Itloi-k
Piacticce in all State and Federal CourU
OfTice over First National Rank.
Grants Pass, - Okkuon.
H C. PERKINS,
Special attention eiven to Mutiny
ami I. ami Laws, and Land Ollice practice.
Olllte oppo-iio Hotel Josephine
(jUANTH I'asn, - - OllKUOK.
AT TIIIC CORNER OF
4th & Front
I-t now (petted and stocked
with Fresh Pies, Cakes, Cook
ies and Biead. Don't direct
the l;.ce, opposite Chiles'
Mrs. G. W. Pettit
MAKULE AND GRANITE WORKS-
J. R. FADI'OCK, Puoi b.
I am prenrred to funneli any tiling in the line of Cemetery aora in any kind
of MAEE1E or GRANITE.
Nearly thiity years ol experience in the Murble business warrant! my saving
:hal I can till votir orders in the very bt st manlier.
Can furnish work in Scotch, Hwede or American (irauito or any kindr
J. It. PADDOCK,
Front Hire.-f Next ! Grren:s Gui.tthitp.
vatA' . h-clA.a aaaaa
N. E. McC.REW,
TRUCK and DELIVERY j
Itirniture Mid Piano
GRANTS PASS, OREGON !
tj The popular barber shop j
Get your tonsorial work done at !
; IRA TOMPKINS' j
j! On Sixth Street Three chairs ;
Haiti room ill connection !
j" G. D. CUSINO, !
Watch and Clock repairing
, All work guaranteed
llllce with Wilson A Uuier.
Grants Pass, Oki:
II. II. IJARTON,
Full ax-ortincnt nf Watcher, C'lockn, hil
verwear and Jewelry. A tinod
A-ortn.eiit of Bracelet and
Clement' Drug Stora.
FLOUR and FEED
Hutu t., oi-p. Citv Hall
If Your House
Our pa'nt will be cheaper for yon
now than it will he next year. This if
not because the price is going to advance,
but because it will take more paint.
Ihe wockI will become more absorbent
and it will require more oil to fill the
Painting is really an economy. It is
the greater economy if yon buy the
paint of us our
READY MIXED OUTDOOR AND INSIDE
PAINT OF ALL KINDS.
OPP. OPIRA HOUSC
b .a. usr ik:
Capital Stocky' - $50,000,
Receive dcoRUs subject to check or 01
certificate payable on demand.
Stillttsiht draft on iNew York, San Fran
Cisco, and Pu! land.
Telegraphic tmastVrs sold ou all point in
the United St it tea.
Special Attention given to Collections am1
encrul butmieas of our customers.
Collections nnule throughout Southern
Oregon, and on all accessible points.
J. D. FKY, President.
J. T.TUKF.Vice President.
H. A. lioOTH, Cashier.
MANI KACTI KKB OK
Extra Ianiily Flour
And Ever thing that goes with First
For ale by Chiles, Delemater,
Wade, Pike and Cornkll.
fall fur it; same price as other brand).
Fine Uutter a Specialty
FRONT and FOURTH STS.
SWEETLAND & CO.
FRESH and SALT
M EATS. ,""
G. 0. FISHER
...Pipe work of all kinds.
ItitU funibbtil for ail work. t
Leave nrJrr with
ramer Hrin. I(aniar
Mm. tl. D. Jones went to Granta Pass
lt Saturday and leturned the fame
The merchant ot this place, Mr. Ml-
Cann, made a buainens trip to Granti
Pass taut Saturday.
There is just ono more thinK tVildcr-
ville is much in need of, and that is s
hall lor voting purpose and (or public
Mr. William Wimer passed through
Wilderville on Thursday of last week on
his way to Draper to begin bis contract
ol lodging at that place.
We are sorry to announce the death of
Mr. Will, who died on tie 28lh inst and
was buried the -'Jih. Mr. Wills was vib
iting relatives upon Slate creek.
Mr. Yerdin, has rented bis farm and
he and family took their departure last
Wednesday for Crescent City, Calif.
wRere they will make their home.
Mr. Kine McC'ann, the merchaut of
this place has been doiint some improve
ment, refronting Ins sinre, and when
finished It will give Wilderville a vastly
Mis. J. Kestler, of Risehurg. arrived
here Thursday and ia visiting with her
parents Mr, and Mrs. Lin.l. We unler
aland that Mrs. Kestler and husband
intend to move to Portland soon to make
their home in that city.
School opened here Inst week with
Prof. McConnell as teacher. Prof. Me-
C'onnell closed a six months term of
sell col nt Merlin March L'2, and opened
school here on the following Monday,
with an attendance of 30 pupils.
Prof. McConnell has offered the chil
dren of the school some great induce
ments for good work and regular at
tendance at school. He has offered to
each pupil who is neither late or absent
during hie term of school a diploma at
the close of the school. These diplomas
are no "cheap John" things. They are
something nice and the pupil who get s
one of them wiil be proud of it and will
be well paid for the efforts put forth at
school. Tho patrons of the district
should also take an interest in this
matter and see that the r childien have
ample time to reach school without
being l ite. If other teachers thioiighout
Josephine couuly would adopt Prof. Mc
Connell'a plan for securing attendance,
am satisfied they would have belter
atUnJance and better work. Kupt.
.Savage will furnish you with the
diplomas upon application. TeacherB,
try this plan. 1 firmly believe you will
be numiMcnllv paid for all the efforts pill
Iirlh on )our part.
Mm. J It. lturrow, hearing the do(i
barking on last Saturday and thinking
tlic) might have eomethiuj treed, took
a rill,i and went to where they weie
balking and cm arriving at the tree she
saw two wildcat. ' Mis. lturrow killed
both Ihe ca's, which wire very large.
She then returned home unite elated
over her exploit. Leatiikk IIkad
Doings on Ge-lice.
Beckwilh mid Price are running the
aiidttre steadily on I.mt Flat. They
aie making good wages while doing
development and prospecting work.
The O. C. Co. are making improve
merits riht in lino with their original
intention of acquiring complelo title to
the most valuable placer mine in South
Dan I.. Green is pulling the finishing
touches to his high bar (mm which he
has extracted considerable wealth dur
ing the last two season. He still has
acres ot good giound for futiiru opem
lions. I.uomis and Harriron continue the
good work in Illanchard Gulch. Night
and day they rush the tailings through
to finish up before the water fails. They
are within a few rods ol the old Heed
dump which it supposed to be very rich
as the (i'ngiir.'s pud enormously.
Prospecting in the hills is not so ener
getically carried on this spring as usual
as the ledges are pretty well known t'J
ihis time and all of value so far un
covered are located and the owners
quietly doing the requisite amount of
work to hold them in anticipation of a
sudden rush of buyers.
Coui-in & Atkinson are fitting up
and will work thu rest of the season,
Inch is about all Ihe tin ewilli them,
one of their upper ciai.ua which pro.
pecla well in coarse gold. An immense
amount of water is available for Diet
claims and big mining in the future ia
contunpiaied by Messrs. C. and A.
So attention is turned toward th'i
section of Oregon's mineral belt eicepl
by those directly Interested, while other
mining camps are greatly benefited by
ihe advertist ment inlul.cd in by the
merchants and business men of a near
by town. Merchants are bound to li'in
an investor's steps toward the place
where they do the largest business and
as we bu promiscuously Irom Galice,
Meilin and Grains Pass Tio credit Is
given us lor the vaet amount of provi
sions and material consumed here.
Several men are actively engaged in
tunning through llie arrastre on the
"Golden Wtdge," the rich ore left on
the dump by Mr. Parka Henry Hutch
ins, the former owner of this property
and who made a great deal of money
from the .rich seams with which it
abounds, ia reported to have lately diid
at Seattle. He left here over a year ago
for Alaska in rather poor health and his
death ia no surprise to hit friends. He
was generous h'SiUd hard working
luiuer but love of drink led to his
ruin and unfortunate ending.
Sid and Fred Brown on the mountain
are top enjoying a good season. They
have taken out a number of heavy pieces
this wintei as usual. It. U.
HEIGHT TO BE TEST.
Railroad Officials Favor Abandon
ment oi Age Limit In Children.
Would Hr Vaa ot U all-Far. Ttekata
Baaed ow Inches, Not Y.srs 1IISI
vltUa Mel with tlwdsr
Itiapossiblethnt before long- children
traveling on railroads may bechnrged
fur at so much per inch, instead of sell
ing them tickets upon the time-honored
age rule. OIHcers of the big trans
portntiou companies hoe lines ter
minate in t'hicagu t:iy that one of the
iiiovt dillicu't fuctiun they and their
iMi.ductor Imve to face is the awe lm
it infcctjiig tickets and eollteting fares
for children. At least one general pas
senger agent is uT the c.pinich tluit chil
dren thould he cbaiged for according
to their beijjh?. He says it would be
much ensitr to regulate the difference
in rates liv this method than by accept
ing t he cord, of parents and others re
"There is nhtotutoly no way in which
railroads may discriminate between
children oer nnd under ii;,'e," this otlt
elal said.. "We are entirely I'ei eniient
upon the word nf parents, guardians
nd other in chaise nf tl.e Minors.
The present ink is ilint i hlld. cn un
der five years '.,:iU le i :iil;-d free,
lie t ween five ;i!ii' ten yea;.- ' al; fare is
charged. Now. n child in ' r 11.' five
year limit may he tinunia l li.ige for
its H'e, i.iift the coi.i'.cctor i. iy suspect
an Der iic. A.-ain aihiiil :ci,:etlian
live may be uiiu.cn .) ima I .or t' e ago
and he passed, healing ti e I .illroad out
of u hair fare. If hi thoi.l.l i;!i illsh this
rule and en by l,e i!it I C.n.'i ice that
any grcntir biirdsnipvcnuld I e worked
ami the requirement would be more
f.iir to the t rnnspi.i tnlion companies."
The question It if such Importance
that It will be considered by the gen
eral passenger agents of the roadseast
of Chicago and west of UulTalo and
RAILROAD TO HUDSON BAY.
The I'laa ol Years Hon UlnB Aeluallr
Baeca ted-To De Kowdr
The talk and plana of decades hare
finally tnken form and a railway con
necting the great lakes with Hudson
buy Is now artunlly under construc
tion. Consul I'rukh. at .Niagara Falls,
has sent to the state department a
valuable report on Ihe suhjret, from
which It npprnia that the line plunges
hundreds nf nn.rs through an un
broken wilderness, with no cities,
lira in or even villages to afford traf
In fnct, only Indian guidoa and
hunters have eier attempted to pene
trate the grrnt wlldernrra to the
north. Ncierthcless, the railroad,
which is known as the Algomn Cen
tral, is brii jr built In the most thor
ough nisnnfr possible, with the best
cqnlpnier l available, able I : stand al
most a::y tlrain upon it. nnd capsule
if good rrrvire for iriirs to come.
Kighty-IKe-pnund steel tails are used
ami the locomotives are of enormous
size. wrisMng i;6 tons when equipped
The engines are so massive that
railway companies were afraid of the
strain ou bridges nnd they were de
livered from thicagn to Bnult Kte.
Mnrlc by the lake route on atenni fer
The new railway stnrta at Bnult
Ste. Marie, liround wna broken less
than 00 iIhjs ago, hot alrradv tl
miles of rond are completed and In
use. and the inllwny is pushing for
ward at the rale of tin 1 f a mile a day.
it ia rxpecicii that It will requlra
three years to complete the road.
CLAIMED TO BE VANDERMLT,
Subnrbaolle Induerd a Coadaelor mm
New Yorh t'eatral lo Stop lao
In Hyde I'srk Fred Vandarbllt, Archi
bald lingers, .lames h'oosevrlt and olh
t r loco of s'.cial ttaiitliug are fjiuilUr
tiglltes lo Ihe re'ii'iuts. as lhe l.4Vc
I lirir '( till 1 1
i!f llit'lV ;irr
lion.es near there. I'eo
l.'.ucl'ii: cvrr sit ej.itodv
led I lie clev. rnt -i ..f nut
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'r un- :io v 1 . . ' i'i ein
. . Ml l o- In ,. 1 1 r hero of
. I ad i c. .4411111 to ti.it .cv
s to .u.'l. s . ii hi, cus
"I'i1 I'-. I SI! lied I, ,111
i.t ili.it aie t i e. l
ii cli , erll. Hi l,n n
u i iil he lioaitNil a limliei
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comIucIi '. w he ii he lic.ke,: si hi l'-k
et. impailei i'j liifi.i iufd him ll.at the
llmiic.' i'i ! ii., i stop hetwern New York
"Vou i'i.ii'i reem to know w ho I am,"
calmli ih eneil Kuler. "My li sine Is
Vandrrhilt. 1'ie gi s lit t country
plnce up nt lltde Park, and l"d like to
drop ntT I herr a w h'li- slid look It uirr."
The conductor n somrw hat Hol
lered 14 hii, ;he Identity of Coaler
ds 44 ned i, n hi in. si, rl he toi(k off his hat
and Bp!'ivied. snd vihrn ihe train
rrschrd II , i'e I'n i k hr ttnppe d It. Cum
ininirn. ihe iiaiion nirent, was ilum
fniini'ed when he noticed Ihe limited
'on.ing lo a isiidstll, and he was still
more dl.tiii l.rd when Foster alighted,
and. with a broad grin, islutrd him.
T he story gut lo Fred Vanderbllt's
ears in due courie of lima, and he
laughed oier it as heartily as lb other
Oa o( Sir Mailer's l.orallllea.
Hawick, l(iihurgh county. K-otlsnd,
the recipient of Mr. Andrew t'arnegic'a
latett gift of a library, already has
'.inelilersri eminence, f(,r the vicinitr
Includes moil of Ihe scenery described
ia "the Lay of the Last Minstrel."
Wlial'a Your race Worth?
riometiinea a fortune, bat never, if you
have a sallow complexion, a jaundiced
look, moth patches, and blotches on the
ekiu, all signs of Liver Tiouble. Hut
Dr. King's New Life Pills give Clear
Hkin, Koay Cheeks, Hicii Conipleiion.
Only 25 cents at Dr. Kremsr's Drug
3 ftrruft. ?- 3m
In Mm N-.il rlruafi'e-ta.
HAWKS AHD SPARROWS.
Birds ot Frsr An lait Drlvlas tho
Hatlvo tBarstrs Oat ol Ow
An inquisitive man who was
nxious to find the reason for the
many hawks ot the smaller sorts
generally known as aparrow hawks
ibout the city parka asked one of
the bird aharpa for the csuae, says
the New York Times. "Sparrows,"
was the prompt reply. Bis theory
is that the presence ot so many
sparrows about the parka brings
here the hawks In search of sup
ply of food. They ere one of the
evila that come in the train of the
English sparrow. The Utter un
queaionably number millions, and as
they are easy game for the hawks
the latter throne; the parka and live
easily and luxuriously oft the little
fellows. Incidentally, too, they slao
devour other birds that winter here,
and when the spring brings the sing
ing migrants back, make havoc in
their ranka. Juat now the hawks
are numerous about Central park,
the Zoological garden and in por
tions of Van Courtlandt park. Keep
ers think the hawks are responsible
in great measure for the lack of in
crease in the number of squirrels
that should naturally show in the
parks. They are said to have a pe
culiar fondneaa for the young
rodents and attack them when find
them alone. .How to get rid of the
hawks ia a queation that la purillng
thoae who have in mind the keeping
up ot the parka a a place for aong
HIS WISH GAINED AT LAST.
Maar Toaes Throaah Whleh Attoissor
Qaaoral OrlaTars Walld Pallsallf
to Addrsaa tho latroawa Coari,
After hla great apeech on the
colonial teat caae had been delivered
in the supreme court the other day,
and he had received the congratula
tions of many members of the bar
and prominent senators upon his
succeaa. Attorney General Griggs
told me of hla first visit to the au
preme court chamber. It was years
ago, according to Collier's Weekly,
when he was a young and struggling
lawyer. He knew no one in Wash
ington except the eongreaaman from
hla district. Thia eongreaaman took
him to the supreme courtroom, end
as the slender young lawyer sat and
looked at the nine black-robed Jus
tices and realized that they consti
tuted the greateat tribunal on earth,
he aaya he heaved a aigh and said
to himself: "Before I die I want the
honor of standing just one before
that court and addressing it upon a
rase of law." Little did the young
lawyer then think that he was go
ing to havs the great privilege not
only ot addressing the court, but nf
speaking to it aa the representative
of the United States government
upon the most important question
the court haa conaldered in a genera
tion if not in its hlatory.
SMOKERS HAVE A HOT TIME.
Devolooa af Tokaooo la Coro Oel
Threo HssimI Lashes for
ladalalo la Iks Waad.
The Anti-Tobacco league should ex
tend the adhere of its operations tc
Corea, where it will meet thi coopera
tion ot the official elaaaes to a drgrei
scarcely to ba hoped for ia these west
rrn latitudes. Here, on the authority
of the Seoul paper, Is the literal trans
lation of a proclamation which was Is
sued in the middle of December by the
"Heboid! Hmoklng grass (Corean
for tobacco) is a species of food, but
in smoking one has to hold up a long
pipe obliquely and swallow firshow
can it be without Injury to hia hy
giene? Furtherinora, one generally
dropa live aahea on the roadaide.
"Hhould they tie tnkan up by the
god of wind, grass routed, low huts
will in a twinkle of an aye be a prey
to the flames. That ia the reason
why an inferior offiuial, like myself,
Issues herewith an order strictly
prohibiting you, the people, to fool
with long pipea and to awallow fire.
"Should any of you dare to vio
late thia prohibition, I ahall ahow no
hesitation to confiscate tha long pipe
and the pouch of the offending par
ty. When your offenaa deaervss to
be further dealt with you shall re
ceive 300 lashes."
Ooaalaai rowers of a Clear.
Queen Margherita of Italy said to
the princeae of Wales some time be
fore the tragic death of King Hum
bert: "I can certainly ovarlook many
faulta in a man, and make many ex
cuxea for his fallings and shortcom
ings. One fault, however, I cannot
overlook, and that la hia not smok
ing! When my husband, the king, la
annoyed I give him his pipe; when he
Is good-tempered I give him a cigar
ette; when I want him to do some
thing 'very extra' for ma I bring him
a cigar. With a pipe I can soothe
him, with a cigarette I cau delight
him and with a cigar I can lead blin
ami lecture him at my pleasure."
LlTa at Baalish Klaa.
The four Norman kings of Kngland
everugod IS yeara, the eight l'lan
tageneta 51. The Ware of tha Roses
shortened life in the eureeedlng
dynasties, the three Lancastrian
kings averaging 43 yeara, and the
three of York only .10. The flva Tu
dor sovereigns averaged 4", and the
alt Ktuarts 92. With the accession of
the hoase of Hanover tha average In
creased enormously, the six sover
eigns f the preaent dynaaty averag
ing 74 years. Their average reign la
alga t-atLfUff'gi W-mi llj
J. kTuarnsuu. Cashier ol in
Thornville, Ohio, had been robbed of
health by a serious lung trouble until he
tried Dr. King's New Discovery for Con
sumption. Then be wrols: "It Is the
best medicine I ever used for a severe
cold or a bad case of lung trouble. I al
ways keep a bottle on hand." Don't in'
(er with Coughs, Colds, or any Throat,
Cheat or lung trouble when too can I
feared so easl'y. Only 60c and 11.00
Trial bottles Ires at Dr. Kremer's Drug
Grants Pass, Apr.401
In our particular lines we recognize
the luperiority of women, for we have
evidence of the tact in the judgment
they have shown hi the buying of
different things that aie nsetul lor
their homes; and in Lo'l.lng have
they shown such discrimination and
taste as that w hich they displayed In
encouraging us lo get op the store
and etoca we carry, and that has en-
abled ua to put within their reach an
opportunity of selecting furnishings
at reasonable prices, and they have in their turn been most generous in their
Borders to ua for Crockery, Furniture, Carpeta and Houjefurnishinga.
New Goods This Week.
WALL PAPER, sod House Linings new lot, and whether yoa want
lo buy or not we want you to call and see ome ol the most beautiful effects in
wall decorations that you ran imagine. No trouble to show yon.
LACE CUR.TAINS-Another new lot. Don't think these goods
are Infeilor because the price is so low 65c a pair, we have them op to $10.
"-VU9-Another new lot Sarabend, Moquet, Navajo, Urussells. Wo
carry a nice line $1.90 to $4.00.
ART SQUARES Another new
lot, mostly ;0riental
PORTIERES Tauestry and Clii
neele, choice colorings, new designs,
$3.93 to $S.00.
CARPETS-Another new lot, SOo
COVCHES-Patenl tufted, cliolci
Yelour, full size, $8.73.
New 1901 Go-Carta and Baby
New Side Boards, Oak Suites,
WATCHES THE SN0WSHEDS.
Tha aiaa-alar Oeeapallon a Weotsra
Woasaa Has utiosaa aad
Mrs. Paul Itelcke site hour after hour
tjch day, field glius in hand, upon a
lofty peak In Ihe Hlerra Nevada moun
tains watching for fires In the snow
sheila that line the railroad through
the rocky fastnesses. She and hrrhua
band have undertaken the tusk for the
oompany, says the Chicago Chronicle.
The man watches for Area by night and
the woman lu the daytime.
Ited mountain, on the brow of which
atanda the signal station, has a bold,
bare front that Juts out from the main
range across the canyou of the Yuha
river, opposite Cisco station, four miles
away. The signal house Is small, -but
substantial, audi haa a glata front.
There are fire alarm aignnla situated
all along the interior of the sheds, only
a half mile separating one from the
next, and there are track walkers to
loeep a constant lookout night nndday
and to turn In an alarm if they m-c
anything wrong. Hut there might be
fires which they would not are until too
late and the entire ehain of aheda
might be singed off the Innikcnpe while
they would be running to the nearest
alarm box, even If they did see the
flames, If the woman up on the moun
tain top did not flash a much quicker
alarm Into Cisco by telephone and have
the fire trains rushing to the scene
within Ou seconds of the time the first
Hoth Mr. Itelcke and his wife are peo
ple of culture and' knowledge of the
world. .Mrs. Itelrke is quite young and
comely. Mr. Itelcke la the father of
grown sons, some of whom are In busi
ness In Ran Francisco.
Mr. Heirke goea into town once a
week for supplies and to attend to
whatever business conected with the
company may arise. In his alwence,
should he remain over night, Mrs.
Itelcke nnist remain at her post with
out sleeping. It Is then that her posi
tion is enough to awe liny woman, or
eveu a man. Absolutely alone ou top
of a mountain 8,ti feet high, and sur
rounded by smaller mountains on all
side?, without other human hnhltntlon
closer than four miles isolated In this
trc iii ndiuis solitude, with nothing to
do but sit at a window and with a field
glass patrol thedlhtant line of civ illa
tion ucrois the cnnymia nnd other
mountain tops throughout the long
day. and pchaps Ihoughoiit the long,
dark night as well that Is a position
w h'ch few women would have the nerve
to occupy and one in which few women
would be triistnl.
Get the Best.
.110 SIXTH STREET
. . . B I . S S E L L . . .
MGHTKST RUNNING VhOW ON EARTH.
CUTS THE CLEANEST FURROW.
We sell Extras in all sizes.
Of all kinds, Sulphur, liluc Vitrol, Etc.
White Sewing Machines.
effects, $3.23 to
Litter Dsvlsad hr Will of Oast. Chad.
wlek at tha Haw Mad be
I Wemea, Too.
The moat practical litter yet con
structed for carrying the wounded is
the invention of Mrs. Chadwlck, the
wife of the captain who waa in com
mand of the e miser New York at tha
buttle of Santiago, It is designed es
pecially for use in war, but It ia equal
ly convenient for hospital or family
use and Its cost is slight.
It is a kind of hammock chair, and
while its weight la only 314 pounda It
will aupport the heaviest person. The
bearers wear a harness of two leather
straps, one of which goea over the
ahoulder and the other around the
waist. The shouldsr strap Is passed
through a broad piece of webbing to
prevent it from cut ting the ahoulder of
the bearer. To the belt strap two
strong ringa are attached to which the
carrier ia fastened. A eejivas atrip
forms the chair.
The bearers' bands are left free and
any Inequality of height in the beat
era Is overcome by adjusting the
length of the ahoulder atrapa, ao that
the waist belts ahall be at the same dis
tance from the ground. The hospital
corps ot the United States army has
pronounced the device the best and
simplest yet used. A woman invented
it aud women manufacture it.
Topalarllr f Kaaao WHkliilaa.
Not eounting the national capital
there are 44 towns and cltiee bear
ing the name of Washington. Mo
doubt more communities would have
thus honored the memory of the
father of hia country but for the
prohibition of the poat office depart
ment of more than one poat office ot
the ssme name in a elate. There is
In nearly every state a county called
Washington. Hut the moat popular
uae of the name haa come to light In
tha penaion bureau. In certain parts
of the country a rushing business is
being done by attorneys in applica
tions for pensions on behalf of col
ored soldiers who served during1 the
civil war. The attention of the
bureau has been called to one regi
ment in which, according to the rolls,
28 colored (tenrge Waahlngtons
served. A single company ahowa a
membership of 13 George Washing
tons by ths acnllcntlons filed. bt. .
Louis Ulnrl-sTlfWr-iiii - . .
Fruit Farm for Salt.
Fruit farm of C'i acrs one mile east ol
town, ilood house and barn, young
fruit trees. For sale at a bargain. In
quire at lint ollice.