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GRANTS PASS. JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, MAY 9, 1901.
Rogue River valley is full of Oil,
Natural Gas, Artesian water and
other valuable minerals.
Nature's storehouse is bulgiug
out with wealth and only needs the
, magic hand of man to unlock and
reveal the hiddeu wealth stored up
for the use of the Twentieth Cen
tury. Our arid lauds will produce won
ders if we once can procure Arte
sian 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 ot the country
are using nature's storehouses?
Oregon cannot be beaten any
where in the world, forualural 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.
snail ine people 01 urants l'ass
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 diil
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 tho intention of The Oregon
Nature. 1 Gis, Oil & Mining Co. to
soon begin active ooeration of dril
ling a number ot i 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 fur that purpose.
They intend if it is possible, to
supply the city with plenty of pure
Artesiaa water before the coming
The Oregon Natural Gas, Oil
& Mining Co requests nil fanners
and property holders to give them
the privilege of drilling 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 get the people of
Grants Pass and Josephine county
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 cum pan v 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 per eent. when
tney strike a now ot natural gas,
oil or artesian watet 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 fot. 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. Yon
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 ban you invest
if they should find either 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 buMncss men
should invest in shares in order to
start this enterprise. Professional
men, in fact all clashes of people,
should take a few shires in this
vast and new enterprise and it will
be a help to all in Grants Pass and
Jo-ephine county. If you cannot
take 100 shares you can talc- 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.
eolt Griffin of Grants Pass, Ore
Ron, is a stockholder, a director
an 1 the secretary of The Natural
Gas, Oil & Mininf Co, who will
take leases on lands and subscrip
tion for stocks and will eive any
information regarding the com any.
1 ne closer you investigate the
mure vou will help the company by
taking stock and leasing your prop
trty fur the purpose of Grilling one
or more wells thereupon as you
have nothing to lose but all to gain.
For further information call on
SCOTT GRIFFIN, Secretary,
The Natural Gas, Oil A
Grants Pass Ore.
.YOUIl SPRING 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.
WELGHS' CLOTHING STORE
next to p. o.
JR. R. E. SMITH,
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON
Olliee, Room 2 over Post Oilice. Residence
Kane HousH, oppo. the Western.
(HANTS PASS. - - OKKOOS.
)R. CLIVE MAJOR,
General Practilioner of
Mkihcink and Kikukiiv.
Oll'ce in Williams Block
ATTO K S H Y-AT- L A V ,
i'i act .tea in all State and Federal Courts
Office over First National Bank.
tBantu Pahs, - Oiikoon,
U. S. DKI'UTV
QDSHOW & SHERIDAN,
Special attention given to .Mining
ml band Laws, and Land Oilice practice.
QEORGE H. BINNS,
Olllie opposite Hotel Josephine
'.ikaxth Pahs. Okkoos.
N. E. McGREW,
TRUCK and DELIVERY
Furniture anil I'iuno
GRANTS PASS, OREGON
The popular barber shop
Get your tonsorial work done at
On Sixth Street Three chairs
lutli room 111 connci-tton
II. II. HAUTON,
Ftill assortment of Watt-lies, Clocks, Sil
vi'rwcar mill Jewelry, A imt
A-'sortiiMMit of ir;uvlt'l! iititl
Clemens' Drug Store
FLOUR and FEED
Sixth Sr., oi l'. Citv Ham.
J. M.CHI LBS
Fine liutter a Specialty
FRONT and FOURTH STS.
SWEETLAND & CO.
FRESH and SALT
G. 0. FISHER
...Pipe work of all kinds...
Kids fund-died for ill wort.
Leave orb -rs wiili
I'muifr liriH. Hardware
Breeder of 1'rizs Winners and High
llarecil Plymouth Koc-ka,
8. C. Ilrowu IifghornH,
Ilronz.) Tin ko)H,
Scotch Collie Hogs
The blithest rcoring Plymouth Hock
ami r.rown Leuhorn Cocks in the Slate;
at Koseburg Show one 1st and 2nd on
Plymouth K'k-k Cocks; Leghorns 1st
anil 2nd, Cockerels, lit 2nd and 3rd
1 setting ijti.no, x setting si 'j no
CUT OUT THIS Al)
Enclose It to Me With
Ami I will furnish you all complete,
ready (or line, my 1!);U, Model No. 0,
SAX'JKS F.I.IX'IKIC UF.LT. It is su
perior in make, quality anil power to
anv belt tillered by oilier dealers lor
which they charge 10 or more.
Cull or write for my free booklets,
whiih explaini, all about my world
Sandcn Electric Belt Co.,
Portland, - - Oregon
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Capital Stock, - - $50,0C0,
Kf ivf il ii.it 'ilij't to chwk or oc
t-r n'.'M .ite iuv;ihl? on di'ihtixl,
Selsitilit J.nfA en .New York, San Kr&n
ci(i. ami I'-jfUii-l.
Tt-ltKr hit trHiu-r-ni w lJ on ill joinU in
tit I tiil- St;;tc.
Sj iil Attention (fiTen W ( oil tiun (?
t'ltfntl luinei of our cu-luien.
(Vile tintu niiflc llifMhoul Southern
Orton, nil on all vv-t-MftiMe xnniM.
J. I). I-RV, IWIftit.
J. T.TL FFS, Vi'is I'r-i.!rnt.
K. A. liooTU, CaMhier.
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The regular meeting of the city coun
ctl wits held on Thursday evening with
the mayor and all the council present
except Tom Suiilh.
The following bills were allowed :
John Patrick, street work $ 62 00
J. fieeiquiel, work on grader 3
A r. e.astman, dray 4 01
.N. .. iUcUrew " ,. 4 00
i.eo. liartmaii work on grader. . . 12 15
S P I) & L Co, blocks ... 1(0
CK Mayhee, compiling ordinance. 07 M)
Kehkojf A Ranch, blacksmith,.. 10 0.)
In mole & Cook 7 35
Slover Drug Co a 85
Oregon Observer, printing 42 00
Oregon Kilning Journal 17
W. 11. 1'allin. soecial nolice 2S 00
1 heo. .Mott, police SO
A bill from .1. W. l'artlow of 3 50 for
printing circular letleia was reported
unfavorably by two of the three mem
be.-s of the finance commttee. The
circulars referred to were those sent out
just previous to the special election,
advising the people to vote for a chemi
eul engine. The circular was signed by
members of a former Investigating
committee who had been previously
discharged. The bill was opposed on
the ground that, as the circular advo
cated one of four propositions presented,
it should be considered merely as a
partisan campaign document and that
the city should not be required to pay
for It. Its friends, however, tuke a con
trary view and cite the printing of Ihe
charter as a parallel caee. A motion to
disallow the bill was lost. Votinir
yes", (to disallow) Kuykendall, Duti'
bar, Hood. Vuting "no" lluskius, Mc
Urew, 1-el si h and Itehkopf.
Bids from A. E. Yoorhies, F. W,
Chausse and Arthur Conklin on print
ing hook of ordinances were read. The
estimates being made by Ihe pae, the
matter was laid over until the next
meeting in older that the number ol
pagis might tie estimated and the
approximate cost calculated.
On motion the auditor was instructed
to advertise for bids for the ordered
Dunbar introduced the matter of mak
ing a contract with the water company
in accordance wilh tho decision of the
voters at the social election and made
a motion that the city Bhould contract
for 20 hydrants at $4.50 each for a term
of five yeare. The motion was lost.
Voting "yes", Kuykendall, D.iubar,
Hood. Voting "no", llaskius, Mc
lirew, Felscli and Kehkopf.
The city treasurer presented his
auniiul report, which was referred to
tho finance committee.
The street superintendent's report
was read. The suggestion was made he
hould be commended lor his full and
complete report (or the year and also
for the amount of street tax collected.
Council adjourned to meet on Thurs
day evening, May 9. '
Advertised Letter List.
Following is the list of letters remain
ing uncalled for in the Grants l'ass post-
ollice, Saturday, May 4, IStOl :
Russell, Mrs V P.
( hilds. C M.
Oron, R H.
Win ton, (t W,
C. K. Uahm in,,
Uavis, K C,
lones, Kobt W,
Mrs. W. II. II. Taylor was born in
South Bend, Ii.d. March 17, 18J8, and
died at her hoine'near tiranls Pa, Ore.,
April 27, Hi H. Mrs. Taylor was one ol
the old pioneers of Oregon. Her first
husband was killed in the battle of
iiuena Vista, Mexico, Feb. 1811. Mrs.
Taylor came acioss the plains iu 1852.
She passed through Portland when Ore
gon's metropolis contained only a few
flattering bonus. From Portland, In
company wi ll her Inmbaiiil, phe started
on horse back for Ihe "Sjilor Diggings"
near Waldo. Here they removed to the
Althoupe Diggings. Flour, ill those days,
so'd (or $50 per tack and pies were Mild
lor $ I apiece. A nug4.1t of g'lhi was dis
covered here weighing li.' ounces. Mrs.
Taylor was Ihe drt white wou'an in the
Waldo and Alllioiii-econntrv. In 'fit the
family removed to the mouth of K'jgue
river. Ik-lea trading poet was eilab
lUlied and the lamily was prosperous till
Urn Indian war in '57. Tho Indian at
tacks came in the night and the family
was compelled to leave every thing be
hind and sir k re.'uge in Ihe little fort
sc-ross tho river. After this Mrs Taj lor
removed to Smith river where she re
sided until about nine years agi when
slie etlled in the vicinity of liranls Pass
where she resided until Ihe day of her
death. Mrs. Ta) lur was an honortd
member of the M. K. church arid was
loved and respected by all who Knew
her. Her funeral took place Sunday
April U, and was conducted by the
wiihr. Her remains were laid to rest
in the cemetery on the Applegate.
Slate Fair Premium List Out.
Secretary M. I). Wisdom has jiiHt re
ceived Irom the printer the State Fair
I'reu.iuui List for VM). Over $I0,MJ is
ottered for premiums on liveshji k and
farm products, and is by far the largest
and best premium list ever uttered in
this state. The list ua been thoroughly
revised, and brought up to date in very
d' pari men I. New premiums have hem
added, and olhi-is increased on ai tides
most worthy of merit. Oregon can boast
now of as complete and liberal premium
as any stats in tiie union, and if hard
work and earnest efforts on the part of
the 11 ansgemenl conntt fr anylhin,',
the fair itself will compare favorab'y
with those of older state, and will be
the l-it ever held Ihis si te the Itocky
Skin adVrliona will readily disappear
by using lie Will's Witch Hazel ralve.
Look out for c unlerfeils. If jou gel
IeWitl's you will get g.wd results. II
is Hie quick ami positive cure lor piles.
-Dr. W. F. Kremer.
Chief Train Dispatcher G.- C. Morris
has received the schedule and running
time of the "President's special," which
will pass through Ashland, Tuesday,
May 21st. The train will "be preceded
15 minutes by t pilot engine, to which
there will probably be attached one or
more cars. The Special will be made
up of the cars with which it started and
will not change from start to finish. All
trains must be out of the way, and
freight trains over the Siakiyous will be
practically abandoned on that day. All
passenger Jrnins will ba in the clear,
and mu-t be on the ew itches 45 minutes
before the pilot train comes along. All
switches will be spiked ahead. Kxtra
engines will be 111 readiness at all
terminals, that is, at Ashland, llorn
hrook, Dunsmulr, and Koscburg. The
President's special will not make a fast
run, its lime being about the same as
the overland passenger trains. Tidings.
The Latest Yarn.
A Pittsburg drummer tells this yarn
always carry a bottle of Kemp's
lialsam in my grip. I take cold easily
and a few doses of the Balsam alwayt
makes me a well man. Everywhere I
go I speak a good word for Kemp.
take hold of my customers I take old
men and young men, and tell thein
confidentially what I do when 1 take
cold. At druggists, 25c. and 50c.
Now Baseball Rules.
luu new baseball rules llus year
will shorten the game about half an
hour, making an averatie game an hour
and a half long. Tho rules which do
this are Ihe ones which make Ihe follow
ing strikes: Afoul hit bull not caught
on the My, unless two strikes have
alieady been called, a bunt hit ball
which nettles on foul ground; a ball
struck at, bitting any part of Ihe bats
man, and a foul tip caught by the
catcher. These rules keep (himis
moving very fast. Another important
rule is an out fur tho striker who makes
an inlleld fly while first and 6econd
bases are occupied, 'unlesi two hands
Does it Fav to Uuy Cheap?
A cheap remedy for coughs snii colds
is all right, but you want something
that will relieve and cure tho more
severoand dangerous results of throat
and lung troubles. What shall you do?
(o to a warmer and more regular
climate 7 Yes, if possible; if not possible
for you, then in either case take the
only remedy that has been introduced
in all civilized countries with success ill
severe throat and lung troubles, "Ilos-
cliee's German Syrup." It not onlv
heals and stimulate tho tissues to des
troy the germ disease, but allavs in-
flimmalion, causes easy expectoration,
gives a good night's rest, and cures the
patient. Try one bottle. Keconimended
many years by ail druggists 111 the
world, tiet Ureen's Priz.e Almanac.
May Devy Dance.
The ladies of the D.-gree of Honor can
congratulate themselves on having
carried through one of (Im most thor
oughly snccei-sful dances ever given in
tho town. The proceeds amount to
bout $H0 clear of expenses, and the
at tends nee ol both lancers and spectators
was one of the largest ever accorded any
event of its character in our city.
The entertainment was opened by two
optra'le selection, rendered in a most
pleasing manner by Deinareu's orchestra
of MX pieces.
Tne Degree of Honor drill, given by
the young ladies, was a very attractive
feature of the evening's mtcrlaiiinieiit.
The movements were cleverly and ac
curately executed and Iho perfection ol
.his feature ritl cted great crejit both
on the aplncs of the ladies participating
and li e thorough and accurate inslruc
tiiu by Mrs. K. f,. Demaree, who
trained them for Ihe occasion. The drill
was led by Mrs. A. U Cornell and Mm.
W. K. Ilean. Mrs Dtinaree acting as
director. TliH spectators manifested
their approval by lreipn.nl applause.
The program of dances was of a char
acter to please tho-ie participating, in
Ihe highest d-gree, and the music
rendered by Deinaree'a orchestra was ol
that bright, lively nnd accuiale charac
ter for which Ihis orchestra has achieved
moii! than a local reputation.
llio supper was a most pleasant
feature of the occasion. The ladies ol
ihe order attended to this portion of the
entertainment and the repast which was
set before the dauccis was most satis
factory and pleasing.
The complete success of tho event and
the utter ahsenco of any marring oc
curences give the ladies Ihe most grati
fying cause for congratulation.
Kiverside Iiabhilry lireeder of thor
oughbred pedigree lielgian Hares ol
popular Strains, pens herded by superb
irnpoited DrhIi Meteor and Princess
Ilea' rice, scores W. Dash Meteor is one
of the finest bucks iu America, lie is
the winner i f the First l':i.e at the V0I.1
county fair, California. Youngsters
from these hares fur rale, also some
heavy wtignt Itelgians, will weigh from
2 to I I pounds each when maimed
the only heavy weights in Southern
Oregon. Write lor prices or call and
see my Hares before buying. Visitors
always welcome. Address IIAIiUY
MAKSII, Kiverside Uabbilry, Urants
Pass, Oregon, box Kil.
Grain. O! Grain O!
Ili-uiher that name when you want a
delirious, appeliing, nourishing fofxl
drink to take the (dace of collce. Hold
by all grocers and liked by all who have
used it. Urain O 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
aatbeadulls can drink it with great
IxMiefit. Costs about ,'4' as much as
colfee. Vie. and 2'c, per package. Ask
your grocer for Urain-O.
W. J. Plymale, of Jacksonville, was in
the city the first of the week in the
interest of the district fair.
It is the Intention of the stale fair
people to make an unusual ellbrt this
year to have the largest and most credit
able fair ever held in the state. It ia
understood that a large number of dis
tinguished visitors w ill be hero from the
east at that time to examine into the
resources of the state and inspect the
exhibits at the fair. In view of this
fact the management is anxious to make
the best showing possible. The people
of the First Southern Oregon district have
been urged to hold a fair and ship the
best exhibits to the state fair. It is
learned that arrangements have been
made with the railroad company by
which all exhibits w ill be shipped free
of co9t both ways.
The new members ol the Southern
Oregon district . board Lbave) just been
appointed by the governor and it is prob
able a meeting will be called for next
Saturday to organize. Nothing definite
can be known concerning the fair until
after the board meets and organlr.es.
The conclusions of tho board will le
Lecture for Woodmen.
John P. Meakin, head camp lecturer
for the Woodmen of the World, delivered
a leclurd before the members of that
order and their friends on Friday eve
ning at the A. O. U. W. hall. The at
tendance was quite large, appreciably
taxing the sealing capacity of the hall.
Mr. Meakiu's lecture was greatly
appreciated by his audience, lie has a
thorough knowledge ol his subject and a
marked facility of presentation. As a
story teller, his talent was very evident.
His audience was well pleased by his
lecture and remarks.
We Intend to incorporate as soon as
our town hall is completed so that we
can guard against the spread of danger
II. F. Moss has accepted a position
boBs swamper in J. J. Kinney's wood
'camp. When it comes to making roads
U. r. is right there.
The rains have given the miners more
water and enabled them to prolong th
run. J, Lewis Is running a force of men
night and day and will be for some time
The "Dewdrop," has been sold by J,
Virtue to Win. llutler' of Canyonvllle,
lately a soldier in the Philippines. He
says ho has travelled a good deal of late
but has fn'und no place as iiood
W e see many new faces in our town
Some are looking for homes. We have
plenty of good land, some of it railroad
land, and Ihe price is sot high. With
our line climate, enlerulid water atu:
pretty girls, also a few widows, this is a
desirable place to locate
e merchants are very busy at this
time of tho year as the miners are
coming in wilh their gold dust to pay
their bills. Many of them go on credit
and pay after the winter's run. As this
has been a good year for the miners all
debts will be paid and money left lo run
on for the next year.
ILL. Wilson has begun to sell goods
at his new store. We see a vast dilfer-
erence in prices at l.eland since he
nened up. That will keep our trade
here. As the merchants of Ihis vicinity
nave no tax to pay as they do in incor
porate,! towns they can alford lo sell
cheaper if they don't get too avaricious,
We think Jones of Portland will miss
Our recent rains were just what ti e
farmers needed altliough crops were
uot sulfering. From the present out
look, there will be big crops in this
vicinity. Tho peach crop will be light
except in some localities. Other kinds
if fruit will he up to the average. The
people are planting more potatoes than
Heretofore. Sending away for farm pro-
lucis takes away just so much money
from Inland. The farmers here should
be encouraged to raise more.
Wheels are Ihe latest "out."
Mr. I'.. Musick, who bus charge of the
llrydcn school, made a Hying trip to
i v..u... 11. .11 .
... ,n ..mm huh, anil ner liieco Miss
Kiihy, have opened up a dressmaking
parlor in Kerby.
Miss Sylvia Anderson is visiting at
her home in Urants l'ass.
Mr. and Mrs. Oia Smith paid Urants
Pass a visit Thursday.
Revival meetings at the church everv
Mr. Jamus K. Howard
our streets Sunday.
was seen on
Mr. Frank Floyd and Frank Hart
visited the Simmons mines Sunday.
Mr. Wilson was in from the Wilson
A Meredith mines Sunday.
Cimttkh I!r x.
Catarrh Cannot be Cured
Wilh local applications, as they can
not reacli the seat of the disease,
V alarrh Is a blood or constitutional
disease, and In order lo cure it you
must take internal remedies. Hall's
( alarrh Cure ia taken internally, and
scls dir -clly on the blood and mucous
surfaces. Hall's Catarrh Curs is not a
quack medicine. It was prescribed by
one of Ihe best physicians in this
country for years, and is a regular
prescription. It is composed of Ihe best
tonics known, combined with the best
blood purifiers, acting directly 011 Ihe
mucous surfaces. The perfect combl
nation ol the two ingredients is, what
produces tui h wonderful results in cur
ing Catarrh. Send for testimonials, free.
F. J. Ciuk'tr A Co., Toledo, O. Sold
by all Druggists, 7'c.
Hall's Family Pills are the best.
I3uy Ilouserurniiisliing-s Ttighl.
Iron Beds. Children's High Chairs, Dining Chairs, Rockers.
Hammocks for 95c up Tents, $3.75 up.
Stove Lamp Chimneys just the thing to heat water for baby
for shaving, fits common lamp, 25c and 30c.
Croquets $1.20 set Carpet Sweepers, the very best, $3 25.
i.uiiiciise tine new Mournings, beautiful goods. Bring in
Oregonian pictures and get them framed. Cost but nominal
Big line new frames for enlarged crayon portraits, $r.5o to $3 50.
50 Clothes pins for 5c. Coffee Pots :oc. Tea Pots w ir
cream dishers. Brooms a eood
We are closing out the following at these prices and thev are
going quick. Buy now if you
doz. Klastic, ic yd. Corset Laces, ic oair. Porce'.nin Rnttnn. ' .0
doz. Corset Clasns. i.c nair.
We give a ticket with every $5 purchase. Every ticket draws a
ding. THOUGHT HE WAS A HERO.
Hon a llallnar Knalnrer Gained a
Ileputatlon fur llravery In an
As a rule rnllrond engineers are a
class of people who realize the respon
sibility attached to their position, nnd
lire known us pood fellows tho world
over, anys the Denver Times. It would
be unfair to say they are vniu as a
class, and yet it would not bo iinfnlr
to sny that occnaionully one la found
who would not cure if he could be
come the hero of one of those stories
you re-id iu the papers. The oilier day
n Simla Fo flremun became remlniH
cent nnd was telling- the curious sto
ries of Ihe ways of theso heroes of tho
"I am Just going to tell you of one,"
he snld, "nnd show you how they some
times work up reputations for hravcrv.
The one I spenk of was particularly
vnin. nnd hud charge of n fust train
on the llui-llngton-when I first knew
. him. Through eastern ( olornilo there
lire nuiny small towns where no atop
is miide, und just before we would
reach them he would Jerk the old
throttle wide open und go through the
little burg ut the rate of C5 or "0 miles
"But this wna not nil, for old Dick
was a smooth one. fir fore he reached
the point to open 'er up and let 'er anil
he would pick up n nickel cigar stump,
lil.'bt It und lean out of the window,
sinohlns as coolly as you please, while
Ihe Inhabitants of the little town were
netuully nwe-at ricken."
"Did he get a repntntlun out of It?"
"Well, I should sny he did. When it
wns known that on some certain day
the train was to slop the inhabitants
of the place would nlwnvs turn out to
look for their (lying hero."
The dandy of a recent Wichita (Kan.)
fair waa a llutler county farmer, who
wore a Knox hat, a $i'.9suit of clothes,
an eight dollar pair of shoes, kid glorca
and a bat-end rravnl, thai made him
look as if he was going to fly away.
uie j-.uiora Itepuhilcan says that the
girls all wanted to eat him up.
Ihe old superstition against opals
la slowly hut surely passing away, and
tho beautiful gems with their ever-
changing colors nnd opalescent effects
are now In the front rank among
fashionable women," says a whole
sale dealer ill precious stones.
An Indian may not vols so long as
ho remains a member of a tribe; but
if he gives up his tribal relationship
and becomes a citizen, he mar vota
under tho same condition as any
Although wilhln tight year th sum
of f 12,000, oi;o m, Krll eapi tnleil in re
ducing the number of t'hiesgo's grads
crossings, that elty lost M cllir.t-ns last
month In grade croaking "iicaidi-iits."
'Our little girl waa unconscious from
strangulation during a sudden and
and lerrihlo attack ol croup, I quickly
secured a bottle of One .Miuute'Couith
Cure, giving her three doses. The croup
was mastered and our little darling
speedily recovered". So writes A. I,.
Hpsflord, Chester, Mich.
Get the Best.
We sell Kxtras in all sizes.
Of all kinds, Sulphur, liluc Vitrol, Etc.
White Sewing Machine?.
one 20c to cor.
can use them. Hoot and I7v. ,n
SPIDER TIME IN MANILA.
Tilers U Orsat Sport for Ike flllvlao
Dors la Maklnar Ik 1.
rets Fight. ,
When "spider time" arrives the Fil
ipino boy is happy. He does not know
much about marbles, but when spider
time arrives, and that ia just after the
rainy season begins, he knows that
he Is to have great sport. There are
two harmless varieties of spiders that
are green and yellow in eo'.or that ma
ture In June. They are as large as the
common black spider so plentiful in
California. The Filipino boy catches
these and keeps them secure In a box.
A small rod the aire and length of a
knitting needle Is procured. A spider
li then placed on the rod. Another boy
comes along and he bets a eent that
his spider wid whip. says the San Jose
(Cal.) Mercury. Then the sport be
gins. The boy who Is challenged produces
his spider, plnces it on th rod with
the challenger's. Kach spider makes
a rush for the other and a fierce bat
tle ensues. Sometimes the stronger
of the two will wind a web around the
other, fastening him to the rod and
completely "putting him out of busi
ness." The spiders snmetimts fight for
Iru minutes. Nearly every boy has
from eight to ten spiders, sad they
list all the Filipino pennies they can
get on the result of the fight.
MORAL SUASION ON A DOG
llnw a Mlalslar Kaklljr Overcame fc
Aaliuusltr ot a Uellls:rac
A clergyman who went up Into the
country to preach and lived there a
considerable time had occasion in his
ministrations to drive regularly over .
a certain road. At a house on that
road lived a big bulldog which always
came out and attacked him viciously.
Hie minister stood- this for a good
while, until finally, as he drove past
one winter night in a low sleigh, a
means of correcting the dog by moral
kiuo-ioii occurred to him. lie stopped
his horss in the roud before the house.
The dog rushed out madly, barking
ami Ihii-uli-nlng to jump into the
sleigh. The minister sat in his sleigh
anil paid no attention. The dog re
tired, returned to the assault, retired
again, and a third time rushed out
to Ihe attack, but diil not touch the
man. Then he returned to the door
step and laid down, apparently utter
ly crest fallen and disgusted wilh such
a uiau: und. us he paid no further at
tention, Hie minister drove otT. After
Ihis the minister drove ninny times
past the house, but the dog paid no
iiltiutioii lo him, and never seemed
to ace him at all. He wna cured.
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