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GRANTS PASS. JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, MAY a, 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 use of the Twentieth Cen
Our arid lands will produce won
ders if we once cau procure Arte
" sian water to supply abundance of
water with which to irrigate.
Oil and Natural Gas aie the
irreatest economical fuel of this
veneration. Shall we let it be dor
mant here in Rogue River valley
while other sections of the country
. are using nature's storehouses?
Oregon cannot be beaten any
where in the world, for natural Gas,
Oil or Artesian water. Rogue 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 coutinue 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 Gis, Oil & Mining Co. to
soon begin active operation of dril
ling a number of v 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 Gas. Oil
& Mining Co requests .ll farmers
and property holders to give them
the privilege of diilling one or more
wells on their property. They
will give a percentage of the
output of ilie wells to paities
granting the privilege.
In orck-r to get the people of
Grants Pass and Josephine comity
interested in Natural Gas, Oil, and
Artesian water they 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 1 he 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 per eeut. when
they strike a How ol natural gas,
oil or artesian watei or have drilled
to the depth of 1000 feet. If they
strike oil, natural gas or artesian
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 than you invest
if they should find cither oil, gas
or water near your property. II
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
should invest in Shares in order to
start this enterprise. Professional
men, in (act 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 be returned to you if the com
pany fails to drill a well as agreed
upon, The stocks are non-assessable
and fully paid up as they are
used. The by-laws of the com
pany do not allow a debt to ex
ceed 1 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 purpose of drilling one
or more wells thereupon as you
have uothingto lose but all to gain.
For further information call on
SCOTT GRIFFIN, Secretary,
The Natal Gas, Oil &!
Grants Pass, Ore
.. .YOUR SPIUiNG SUIT....
Have you neglected ordering that spring suit? Don't
you see it is getting pretty late if you want to be in the
early spring fashionable procession? We would like to
furnish that suit for you.
It will be well made, will be fashionable and will fit.
The cost will be right, too.
CLOSING OUT LADIES' AND CHILDREN'S SHOES.
WELCHS' CLOTHING STORE
NEXT TO P. O. GRANTS PASS
R. R. E. SMITH,
PHYSICIAN and Sl'RGEON
Office, Room 2 over Post Office. Resilience
Kane House, oppo. the Western.
(iKAN'TS PASri. - - OKEOOS,
)R. CLIVE MAJOR,
General Practitioner of
MeDICISK AND Sl'HUEHY.
Office in Williams Block
ATTOKN E Y-AT-L A V,
Practice! in all State anil Federal Court
Office over First National Bank.
Jkantu Pass, - Orkuon.
J.J C. PERKINS,
QOSHOW & SHERIDAN,
Special attention given to Mining
and Land Laws, ami Land Office practice.
QEORGE II. I3INNS,
Office opposite Hotel Josephine
ilMNTS Pak. - - OllKOON.
N. E. McGREW,
TRUCK and DELIVERY
t il 1 11 1 1 il re li il Pidno
GiiANTS PASS, OREGON
The popular barber shop
Get your tousorial work done at
On Sixth Street Three chairs
liulti room 111 connection
II. II. BARTON,
Full assortment of Watches, Clocks, Sil
verwcur and Jewelry. A Ijmh1
Aortinent f llrucelrtu and
J 1 curt utigleA,
Clemens' Drug Store
FLOUR and FEED
Sixth St., ore. Orv Hall
J. M.CHI LI'S
Fine IJuttcr a Specialty
FRONT and FOURTH STS.
SWEETLAND & CO.
FRESH and SALT
G. 0. FISHER
j Metal Rooting
...Pipe work of all kinds...
Hid furnished for all work.
Leave orders milh
1 miner Bro. ltardsare
pjree'ler of Prize Winners and High
Barred Plymouth Hock,
H. C. Ilriiwn I.eitliorns,
Scotch Collie Dog.
The highest scoring Plymouth Rock
and Crown Leuhorn Cocke in the Stale;
at Hoseburg Show one 1st an. I 2nd on
Plymouth Kock Cocke; Leghorn 1st
and 2nd, Cockerels, let 2nd and 3rd
1 Setting Vl.no, a Sellings a BO
E. A. KRUSE.
To Advertise My Belts
Mori extensively among the male
rcaili're 11I tin Courier
I Shall Distribute a few Belts Free
of All Charge. .
Cut out this advertisement ae eoon as
you see it and mull it to me at once and
I will explain to you fully how you may
Becuie a belt flee.
When writing mention sue, occupation
nature if ailment and how lung vou ha'
u veil at your present address. In return
I will mail you my illustrated bnoke des
cribing fully mv appliance and what
Galvanic Klectricity can do for you, to
gether with particular about my special
Sanden Electric licit Co,
Portland, - - Oregon.
FUK 8ALK UY
Hair-Riddle Hardware Co,
Capital Stock, - - $50,000,
KtTe(l-Hiu mihiert to check or Of
certificate payable tn demand.
fUn pijfhl n:kft od ew York, Fan Fran
:i.icn. ami J'ui J and.
- TelcvnL'hic tnuwfan told im ill point in
the United Sutt.
SjrfX'ia! Attention given to Gdlntioiu am1
(fnenl biicine of our custoujer.
Collection made throughout Soiitherr
j Oregon, and od all arcible poinU.
J. D. FUV, JWlmt.
J. T.TL'KFS.Vii I'rriMrnt.
K. A. Booth. Cuhier.
a oonh b; rup. i , !. Cm
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EXCELLENT QUARTZ MINES.
Good Showing of the Granite
Hilt. Little Dandy &nd
Friday's Telegram contain the follow
ing communication in regard to some of
our promising quarlx properties:
"The Granite Hill mine is reported
making in excellent showing ae the
dweloproent work ' prepresses. Thia
mine is in the Grants Pans district
eight utiles from the town, and is owned
by J. O. Booth and C. L. Mangum. The
vein is in a granite formation and the
ore is free-iniljini;. The ledge strikes
north Gi degr-es west and dips about
45 degrees. There is considerable de
relopmnnt consisting of a tunnel on the
letlgolsouie Z0 feet and a shall down
iim mine yie us soino very ricti ore.
borne aainplei taken from: the 160 foot
level assay 700 gnld. These were an
average of very high grade of pay rock
from the hanging wall. Specimen rock
carrying uiuchj higher values can be
had. The mine has been worked coiv
S durably wilh an arrastre and mill, and
there is apparently about 700 tons of
tailings on the dump. The ledge is in a
granite dike, which lies between a blue
porphyry and a black diorile. TtiiB
granite belt or area is some 10 miles
wide. The eulphurets are high grade,
but the ore generally would be classed
as a good free nulling rock. There is a
five-stamp mill oil the property. There
is a good road to the mine, and ample
facilities ol timber and water for mining
The development of quartz prospects
in the up,wr Big Applegate district is
likely to assume more importance Hub
season than in former years. There are
a number of protr.ising claims in the
neighborhood of Ruch, and 11. S. Heed,
who has done a large amount of work
in that locality, has gotten out some
high grade gold ore. Further up in the
Thompson creek country, Hodman and
I ool obtained about tS00 from some 10
tons of ore milled. This ore was taken
from a new vein or shoot on what" has
been known as the Archer ledge. There
is Borne good ground in this section for
quart exploration. The veins are com
monly small, but if one is found to cairy
gold at all, it Is generally found to be
rich. In past years attention has been
given almost wholly to placer mining
and work on quart properties haB been
Occasionally a ledge is lound in South
ern Oregon carrying substantial but no
very high values, in free gold, but is
made to pay, its way through somewhat
extensive development, until it reaches
that n tu ne of importance as a proporly
which allows it to he called a mine
Where that is so wilh a poor man as
owner and worker which is ordinarily
I he case ho will be found to possess an
uncommon degree of industry and perse
verance, and a deal of hard practical
senee about mining. Withul, he is only
after the free gold. Kich sulphides and
base orei geneially do not interest Mm.
The Little Dandy, in Burgiss gulch,
(Jrave Creek district, is a good instance
of such a mine. It is owned by J. G.
Hayden, who discovered it. It is a
iniall vein in di 'rite, striking about east
and west, with a width of three inchel
to two feet. The formation is very siinl
lar to that of the Victor, Jr. The aver
age width ol the vein is probably 10
Inches. This man is now working in a
tunnei' designed to tap the leJve at a
depth of 150 feet, and has progresn'il
with it 1H0 feet. There is an upper
crofs-rulof 10J feet, and drifis on the
vein at that level amounting to 210 feet.
The ore is free milling, but the sulphur
ets run high. He has worked 3o3 ton k
of ore, with an arrustre, near the mine,
and, according to the returns from the
mint and a smelling company, shown
the wriler, lie obtained from that amount
of ore T")2o5 2'), or $15 78 K-r ton gold.
The arraslra need liai a 12-foot tub and
a 20-foot wheel; it is a relf-dineharger,
ar.d four to six torn of lock were crushed
per day. He will not mill anv more
with an ariastre If the development
are good in the lower tunnel, he will
have an tip-to date stamn mill.
The figures given as to the develop
ment represent a great amount of hard
work for two men much of it haa been
done by Harden alone but it gave him
a living and the means of making a
mining property. He has a good houne
constructed of lumber ami a good road to
the mine. .Should the lower tunnel tap
a ledge of good size within some fit) feel
more, as it nium if it continues down
normally from the upper level, then
llayden is a wealthy man. It is a very
good example of what may be done hi
a steady, hardworking miner without
The Cycle Season.
Much secu!alioti has been indulged
in during the past three uioulhi as to
the probabilities of the bicycle trade for
Hie prttont year. ltased solely upon
(acts, '.he statements that the aggregate
sale of American bicycles will be Irom
lr to 33 1-3 per cent larger this year
than was that of l'.M, may be safely
accepted by the mcl conservative trade
critics. ur. her than this, the demand
from all quarters for the highest grade
ol wheel is to a mot satisfactory extent
largely in excess ol such demand in l'0.
More t-V) wheels and fewer ) wheels ol
the chain tvpe, and from it) to per
cent more chainlesa wheels will tie sold
this year than has Uen the care since
there two grades were adopted as
standard, or since the advent of the
These are the facts, as nearly as they
can be arrived at by chance orders re
ived Jlroui bicycle agents throughout
the country. As to the causes, they are
easily arrived at by those who have
watched cycle trade developments for
the past two years, snd a bo know some
thing of the plans of the trading u a;.n
(acturea for the coming season.
On last Wednesday evening, conven
Hons were held in the various wards
for the purpose of making nominations
for councilmen for the short term which
will expire in December. The mem
bers of the council whoa term has
reached its expiration are Tom Smith,
h. t. Dunbar, Jv. E. McGrew and
The following nominations were made:
First ward, K. Thomas, J. L. Frier :
Second ward, J. II. Williams. T. A
llalleck; Third ward, Harry Lewis,
J. K ileou j Fourth ward, Scott Qrii-
fin, Herbert Smith; T. Y. Sean and
Henry Schmidt. . The plenitude of coun
cilmen in the Fourth ward was in
accordance with the expressed determi
nation of Councilman Haskins to resign.
On Thursday evening the city nomi
nating convention was held at the court
bouse. The celerity of the proceedings
was greatly enhanced by the previous
appointment of judges and clerks, so
that the work of the convention was
accomplished in a very few minutes.
Only two nominations for mayor ap
peared, those of 11. C. Kinney and Dr.
F. Kremer. The vote on these was
taken by acclamation. Col. Johnson
was renominated for city treasurer and
no allied nomination was made.
The election will be held on May tl.
Death of F. T. Downing.
Fred T. Downing, formerly of Central
Point and for several months past en
gaged in the flour and feed business in
this citv, died on Saturday evening at
his borne in this city. Mr. Downing
had been in poor health for some time,
but had not been considered seriously
ill until the last few days preceding his
leath. On the day of his death, Mrs.
Downing returned from a short absence
from bis room and found him un-
conscience, a condition from which he
never recovered. An injury to his bead
received last (all by falling from a load
of hay is thought to have contributed in
some degreetn the Causes of his death.
The remains were taken to Central
Point on Sunday and the funeral ser
vices were held their. He leaves a wife
and an adopted son, William, besides
four brothers and a sister; J. L. Down-
ng, of Ashlanu; T. II., of Gold Hill;
W. II., of I lay ton, Ohio; J. H , and Mrs.
ieo Hesselgrave, of Central Point. lie
was a native of Kngland and was 61
years of age.
A Minester's Mistake.
A city ininiMer was recently han led a
not fee to he read fiom his pulpit. Ac
companying it was a clipping from a
newspaper bearing iiKn the matter
The clergyman started to read the ex
tract and found that it began : "Take
Kemp's Balsam, the best Cough Cure.'
This was hardly w)iat
he bad expected
nil, after a moment's hesitation, he
turned it over, and found on the other
side the matter Intended for the reading.
The commencement exercises of the
liranls Pass high school will be held on
Wednesday evening, June 5. The en
tire program of entertainment, eicenl
the orchestral music, will ha furnished
by the clans and will Include musical,
oratorical and elocutionary entertain-1
ment. The present class 'Ib one of the
largest in the history of the school and
there will be 'JO or more graduatrs.
FORTUNE IN ONE OIL WELL.
Tkrs Old Irish I'supls la UmI Vljr
Slala Whs Arm UsIIIbbj
fl.lMMI a Day.
Weston, V. Va.. is the center of the
most wonderful oil Held that has biwn
opened in the I'hitid Stntes In years.
'Mine old' Irish people of Wistnn, as
siur as the fniui on which they lived,
have become sinlilenly possessed,
Itirou'ii 110 ftTort of their own, of an
Iticit'iir of over $1.0:0 a day, sys ths
l'!ii:iii!i'ljilon It, emit.
Thai ii.iMine of f I. not) a ilriy Is all from
one nil well. 'Ihrie are three other
wi'Mi in ;ii in eiiuiplei ion within a few
Mm: 1I1-. d vaiiis of this one, each of
wliieli is sine to -"iir out lis much
money. And llir end is not yet. The
I11111I is so ui:jiioi! .i-tive of vegetation
thai only .iy poor people would irwn
It, so the t'oplry lieiis, bring (Mior, have
a tiig iiereaj..-. riHim enough for 200
more v.'l!s to he sunk.
Vi one I.:h. , In liat ilirtct ion that
In kt- of oil. h will ilouu 2.200 feet helow
tlif surf o e. rxti mis. Such pools are of
viiry ing Me iniil sl.iipe; siwiietitni-a only
a few hundred yunls wide and miles
In length: winei iinrs circular and
inilt-s lu ili.-imeter. There ia tint one
way of llnilii.); out todrill holes down
below lh.it Iriid.
To day the Copley well Is the only
one tupping the pool. Kverybody vtiiht.
to r'nk his inouiy In an effort 'o j,-rt
a holr into t he siol. To thai no' :l- i.j
Sllll'ts of people are lltivilitf. 'isVii;f.
bolliRxing uinl limbering fiirin-rv fur
tnllrs around the hig gimher fir the
privilege of sinking wells.
The Copley well, which has wrought
all this elnii.re to Ix wls county, can
ill from the (tordon oil sand at adejrlh
of 2 2MI feet on S'. pte III l r St. Il km
iinriprctrd, and, like a shot from a I'll
Inch gun, blew away I he oil saver and
casing head anil s'nt a solid strram of
oil six Inches in dismrter clear over the
t.'p of 1 he Ho-f.Mit drrrick, nearly drown
ing the woikrnen.
It flows continually, l et, like the
geysers, has certain hours o'Jl uf every
2- to put forth Its grratot force.
When the oil came 200 liSO-barrel tanks
were put up. They were filled In a lit
tie more than an hour.
Tvirce dams were built In Band Fork
creek bed. which, thanks to drought,
wasdiy. the lower ilsm two miles from
the well. Thrse hold a pond of oil two
miles lonir. averaging tin fiet wide and
six feet deep. A two-Inch pipe line has
been carrying away 60 barirla an hour
all this tiiu. A four inch and a sis
Inch line have been romplrlrd. He
siib s w hat the pipe line hns carried off,
and what Is in the dam, the well has
prod'irtrl enough to fill 88 2VMarrel
tanks, one l.?'M,srrel tank and one
aoo-tiarrtl tank, all erected since the
well was struck.
Ye printers and editors I'm with you
once again alter an aDsence of one
Joe Schmitt made business trip to
tierby last week.
Mies Carrie McCarg, of Salem, is
visiting ). F. Bowersox and wife.
Tom Yarbrough left Keibv Tuesday
for Selma where he will have charge of
the engine in the sawmill at Draper.
Miss Sylvia Anderson, ol Grants Pass,
has opened a millinery store in the
brick adjoining J. K. Hodgdonon Front
Mr. Aberhart, of Los Angeles, came
out to Kerby oo flying trip to see about
his farm he purchased from II. S. Cook.
formerly known as the Jack Henderson
place. Mr. Aberhart is on his way to
Klondike but expects to move his
family here in a year or so.
Clarence Sawyer, of Kerby, discovered
coyote den one day last week to in
company with his brother and Alex
George went to the place and captured
eight little coyotes. They are very small.
Clarence says be will try to keep them
for some time.
Miss Ada Uuiphlette, of Grants Tata,
is visiting at the home of Agnes and
Lucy George, of Kerby. Miss Ada has
just returned from San Fvapcisco where
she has been studying musio. Her
many friends here are very much pleased
to learn of ber improvement.
The 85lh annlversity of the I. O. O. F.
was celebrated in Kerby on Friday
April 20th and all who attended far and
uear went home feeling well repaid for
coming. No pains were spared at the
free dinner spread in the reception hall
in the Odd Fellows building and after
partaking of that delicious repast all
marched up stairs where a program was
rendered by the Odd Fellows assisted
by the sister Kebekaha. The program
was excellent, and everyone was well
pleased. Then the Odd Fellows and
Kebekalis paraded up and down the
street. With the Odd Fellows in tlioir
regalias and streaming banners it was a
pleasing Bight, lu the evening a dance
was opened with grand march. A
large crowd attended and the night
wore quietly away until the wee hours
of morning. A prise was awarded to
the beet waltxers, it being a tie between
Mr. and Mrs. F. Desslnger, Mr. Krvin
Anderson, of Bly, and Miss Agnes
George, of this place. Chattkh Box.
TELL OF NAVAL PROGRESS.
Drserlk. Attssstt Mat br
the Kaunas i ths
In the latcxt imue if the naval an
nual, published by the otllee of naval
""eiiigence. la an uMlcle by Lieut.
... i4. iioivarii, summnrlzlng the In
crease of naval strength effected dur
ing the past year by the great mari
time powers. Lieut. L. It. DeStelguer
diactiasee the suhjiH of wlreli-a teleg
raphy, relating wlmt euch of the naval
powers has done toward the utiliza
tion of Miirwini's discovery, and In
cluding a review of the state of the
art of long distance transmission by a
competent tieruian authority. In gen
era! it aooeuiH ttn.i tl.. ..',
have resulted satisfactorily. The
British army In Mouth Africa, by the
of Kl,,' 'or the vertical wlrrs,
have "'""If"' to Irutismlt messages a
alstnnce of HS mllea, or more than ten
ml rn.iliu. , 1. .. n . t. .11...... ..... I I.
.....ot .un,, ,c uinHiiice wmen
separates Tientsin from Peking, which
still proves to be linpnn't ienlite for
ordinary telegraph methods. There la
shui nil Illustrated description of the
fastest vessel In the world, the famous
turbine torpedo boat Viper, which
runs over .14 knots an hour with ease.
GAVE MONEY TO FRIEND.
J.tm Sw.s.s, Tars lls.pp..,.4 suss
11m Nut llssa less Slaes Trowbla
Over the Miiiif,
"Say, old man, you have ; always
been good to me, take these bank
books, draw the money, and have a
good time. I am going away and
you will never sea me again,"
I These words were spoken by John
Bweeney, old and partly blind, to his
irienn anil employer, Daniel Tyrel, a
contracting carpenter, mors than nine
yeara "go. Two hank booka were
shoved Into Tyrel's hands. Sweeney
walked down the block, turned the
corner, had a drink with Tyrel's son,
and true to his word, has never since
Tyrel waa then well to do and pros
perous and thought little of Uie bank
booka until adversity overtook him.
Now he would like to get the money
Hweeney gave him, some tl.OOO, but
the bank refuses to surrender it and
the courts have been appealed, to to
't tie the matter.
Wr Womea Fight saaleksess.
"Are women more subject to sea
sickness than men?" An Atlantic cap
tain replies: "lea, hut, on the other
hand, they stand it better. A womun
struggles up to the. oliit of despulr
against the what I might call the im
propriety of the thing. She ian't so
much tortured by the pangs as she Is
worried by the prospect of lieromltig
disheve'ed, haggard and draggled. Hhe
fights against it to the last ami keeps
up appearances as long ss she can hold
up her head."
Yes, August Flower still has the
largest sale of any medicine In the civil
ized world. Your mothers and grand
mothers never thought of using any
thing else for Iudigestion or Ililiouancss
Doctors were scarce, ami they seldom
heard of Appendicitis, Nervous Prostra
tion or Heart lallure, etc. They used
August I-lower to clean out ths system
and atop fermentation of undigested food,
regulate the action of the liver, stimulate
the nervous and organic action of the
system, and that is all they txik when
feeling dull and bad wilb headaches and
other aches. You only need a few dorer
of Green's August Flower, in liquid form
to make you satisfied there is nothing
serious ths matter wilh you, Uel
Green's I'rixe Almanac
Whether yon with to buy or not we
most cordially invite yon to call and
inspect one of the great inventions of
the age and well worthy of your at
tention if you're in the market for
Iron Beds thoroughly np to date
3 25, $3 90, 14.25, np to as far as you
care to go.
Linoleums 3 more new lots in,
fine goods, saves back ache, scrub
bing.once use it
Ltxce Curtains 25c each It's no
low, we carry an immense line.
New Dining Tables Seme besutieB.
Picture Frames More new mouldings
This Week Wc arc Giving Away
FREE OIB1 CHARGE
A Coffee Mill With every Aftate Coffee Pot.
Tents Full line all sizes, full camping
H. Trlplett has sold his faun to Dan
We are having a nice gentle rain
which comes at a convenient time.
Grass and grain were needing a little
We are having quite in Influx of
emigrants from California. I'eople
coming from that state say that times
are bard there, little work and small
The railroad company is shipping a
large amount of wood to Grants l'ars
and other points from the Kinney short
line. Times are lively here and we
Uave no idle men. All that are seeking
employment can find It.
J. J. Kenney has arrived from Port
land where lie went on btisines trip.
He is carrying a good stock of goods lu
The clerks at Leland are generally
busy wrapping up goods. It is nothing
unusual to see several teams standing in
front of Mackin & Virtue's store, with
the occupants In the store waiting their
turn to make their purchases. -
There are some Inquiries from eastern
Oregon regarding the price of land in
this section. I'eople that have formerly
liyed here desire to come back again.
Our venerable neighbor Burton Is
making a big garden this year to supply
the Greenback mine with vegetables.
Although Mr. lturton Is sn old man, he
gets around as sprightly as most of the
young men and does a large amount of
work, being of Yankee parentage.
C. D. Durnett, in running a tunnel to
tap his quart! ledge at a greater depth,
has founds large ledge with good rock
which is richer than they were looking
for. The company has hard work to
open and develop this mine, but per
serverance has rowarded them at last.
The road down Grave creek will b)
built to the Copper Ktain mine this
milliner. That mine is being developed
into s good property. Our county should
then extend the road on to the Gold Hug
mine and then the trade will come over
ourwav. With two hig stores here and
with plenty of accommodations for
travelers, we would be all right.
Desirable building lots aie going up
in our town. The people who expect to
invest should come before the rush,
A new arrival in O. W. Chapiu's
family. It is of the masculine gender.
Hurrah for ti. W I Hon
Modocs Dying Off.
The ancient Modoc tribe has dwindled
to 77 members, mostly women and sick
or diseased children. The death of a
Modoc brave lately, has left only 13 abl e
bodied warriors, who will probably
never go to war again. From .the most
aavage and indomitable ol lighters they
have lost all ambition for anything but
their government supplies, and, while
viitually prisoners of war 011 a small
reservation, they ate left unwalched
The spirit of old days has gone, and
nobody will ever hear of a story shout
"the last of the Modocs."-Yreks Jour
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We sell Extras in all sizes.
Of all kinds,
White Sewing Machines.
and vou'ra its friend.
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THEY NOW KNOW BETTER.
Osoloa-lsta Hsvs of Lai. DlMase
the 014 Hollow Asosl S)la.
A few years ago geologists corUtdent
ly asserted that at one period of the
world's history a great ice cao oama
moving down from the polar regions
nnd swejit over North America as fur
south aa latitude 38, carrying with it
g-rent bowlders which lie about on
sloies and hilltops to this oay to
prove it and scratching the record of
Its movement UHn cliffs and ledges.
Then this Ice cap kindly melted and
disappeared. This waa taught In ths
schools, and to doubt it was heresy;
for science, when It takes up with a
theory, ia dogmatic, and all geologists
said: "Heboid, how wonderful is our .
knowledge; what aeereta we ean
wrist from the past!" After awhile
science ruther gave up the polar ice
cap theory and laid down a new dog
mathat of a single continental ice
sheet for North America.
Ths recent Investigations of officers
of the Canadian geological survey
prove that the scientists evolved their
glacial theory out of a vivid imagina
tion. It has been found that in
northern Alaska there is no evidence
that that pert of the oouritry was
ever covered by a glacier In fact,
conclusive evidence exists that It was
not. At the mouth of the MrKemU
river Is plenty of evidence 01 glacial
action, and also that ths glacier
which left Its records came front ths
south, On the western snores of Hud.
son bay are marks of a glacier which
cams from the west, and on the east
ern shores of one which cams from
the east Fast Of the Canadian Rock
ies Is a long belt which shows no evi
dence of ever having been exposed to
glacial action. '
These and similar discoveries hsre
put ths geologists "all at sea." and
they now have evolved a new theory
regarding ths glacial period. It is
that one big glacier did not at one
time cover all the North American
continent, but that several glaciers,
moving at different times from dif
ferent centers of distribution, made
their way in different directions and
left the glacial records which are now
found. They have even gdven namea
to these glaclera, such as the "Cor
dllleran glacier," the "Lahradorlan
glacier" and the "Keewatln glacier."
l'rof Law-son, of the University of Cal
ifornia, In writing on the subject la
ths Internntlonnl Monthly, says that
as yet it cannot be an Id that the suc
cession of these great glaciers in time
has Ixrn catalilished well enough to
warrant an unqualified acceptance,
but he seems to have little hesitation
In accepting the theory of different
glaciers moving from different points.
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delicious, appetising, nourishing food
drink to take the place of coffee. Sold
by all grocers and liked by all who have
used it. virain-0 is made of pure grain,
it aids digestion and strengthens the
nerves. It Is not a stimulant but a
health builder and the children as well
aa the adults can drink it with great
benefit. Costs about '4 as
colleo. 13c, and Hoc, per package,
your grocer for Graln-O.
Quick delivery-Ths Weekly Oregoalaa,
Sulphur, Blue Vitrol, Etc.