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GRANTS PASS. JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, MAY 30, 1901.
Rojjih kivci valley is fiili uf Oil,
Natural Gi. , Artesian wiU-r and
other va'ti i''k- miner.ils.
Natuu's slorclmuse i bulging
out with v.i!;h nml mily nvuils the
ma'jic hand t in. m t unlock and
reveal the hidden wealth stored ur
for the use o! tin- Tvveaiietll Cen
Our arid lands 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 It t it be dor
mant here in Roue River valley,
while oilier sections of the country
are iisiiii; nature's storehouses?
Oregon cannot be beaten any
where in the world, for natural Gas,
Oil or Artesian water. R'ijjiu; River
valley is truly the Italy of Ameiica.
Here we have tile finest climate, the
best apples, the largest peaches
and the prettiest Rirls.
Shall the people of Grants Pa--s
forever continue to drink the slime
and slush, and sewage that poms
into Rogue river while we can have
the best of Artesian mountain water
by the very simple process of dril
ling a few hundred teet?
What a beautiful city Grants
Pass would I5e if there were a stream
of pure Artesian water llowini'
' along each side of her streets
It is th" intention of The Oregon
Natural G is, Oil & Mining Co to
soon iK-gin active operation ol dril
ling a number ot 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 bi n ling land in
an 1 around Grants Pass. Within
the next six months they will be
drilling on some of the propel ty
they have bonded for that purpose.
They intend il it is possible, to
supply the city with plenty of pure
Artesian water before the c lining
The Oregon Natural G is. Oil
& Mining Co reipiests II fur.ieis
and property ho'deis to give them
the privilege of drilling one or more
wells on their pr -i'y. They
will give a peiCelitag- of the
output of ihe wells to panics
granting the privilege.
In order to get the people of
Grants P.i-s and J i-.r;.hine county
inarched in Natural G is, Op, and
Artfian water they will give ail of
thein a e'i ux'e to MtWriiw for a
few shares ol the capital stock of
the company eai V; ry liberal terms,
Suppose you lake a few shales of
the capital stock ol" The Oregon '
Natural Gas, Oil K: Mining Co. of
the par value of $1 per sh ire. '
You pay 10 per cent, flown, 40 per
cent, when the machinery is set up1
and is ready to begin operation and
the remaining 50 per cent, when j
they strike a flow of natural gas.
oil or artesian watei or have drilled
to the depth of 1000 feet. If they ;
strike oil, natural gas or arte.-ian
water you have t'.u option of tak
ing ten times as many shales asyou
subscribe foi. They will pay you
back all the money ret'eivtd from
you if they fail to drill a well as
You are imited to thoroughly
investigate then proposition. You
have nothing to lose but eveiv
thing to gain. If you aie a cap
italist it is a safe iuve-tnicut. 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 haa you invest
if ll.iey should find ntlur oil, gas
or water near air pn pertv. If
you are a working" 1.1 m it vi'.l pay
you to take shares iis this will open
tip a vast and a new work fir yuu.
The merchants and bu-iness men
siruu'd invest in shares in mder to
start this enterp:i-e. I'tof.-i.;:t.tl
men, in lact ail classes of people,
should take a few shues in this
vast and new enterprise and it will
be a help to all in G-ants Pass and
Josephine lotinty. If you cannot
take 100 shaies you can tak 5 or
ten shares. Remember every doll.ir
will be relumed to you if the com
pany fads to drill a well as agreed
upon. The stuck are mm assess
able ami fully paid up as they are
used. The by-laws of the com
patty do not allow a debt to ex
ceed I per Cent of the capital
Scott Grillin of llrauls Pass, Ore
gon, is a stockholder, a director
and the secretary of The Natural
Gas, Oil & .Mining Co , who will
take leases on lauds and subscrip
tion for stocks and will give any
information regarding the coin; any.
The closer ycu investigate the
more you w ill help the company by
taking stock and leasing your prop
erty fir the purpose of c.nlling one
or more wells thereupon as you
have nothing to lose but all togain
For further information call on
SCOTT GRIFFIN, Secretary,
Tie Mural Gas, Oil &
Grants Pass, Ore
.. .YGMl SPUING 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? Ve would like to
furnish that suit for you.
It will be well made, will be fashionable and will fit.
The cost will be right, tot)
CLOSING CUT LADIES' AND CHILDREN'S SHOES.
WELGHS' CLOTHING STORE
NEXT TO P. O.
. fr x
R. E SMITH,
l'UYMClAN ani SlMUiKON
Ittmiii - over l'usl Ollire. Uesidcticc
Kane Hume, ii'po. 1 tie Western.
HANTS: PASS. - - OltKUOS.
(ieniml PrnetiiHiiii'r of
MiailCINK ASH Si IttlKltV.
Ollire in Williams Work
A 1 mitNKY-A TI.AW,
'aclu-es 111 ull Mate and K'dernl Court
Ollire ovit Kirt Siiiimial Hunk.
iKSTB Pass, - - Ohkuon
r. s. PHl'lU Y
JIUXTK 1'AKS, OlIKHON.
OSU JW& SIIbiRI DA N,
MtNIN ! ATTOHNKYS.
Sji"i -al attention iiivi-ii lo Milling
mil I..1111I Lima, and Land "line practice.
COl'.GK II. lilNNS.
MMhe ii;ipn-iti' H"li I .l.iscj.liinc
Ihanis Pass - - OiictinN.
N. !. ."flr.C.KEW,
TRl'CK ami Dl'il.IVI'RY
I- urec lo-- i. t il I'i n o
uSATUi PASS. OliEGON
The popular barber shop
Get your tonsorial work done at
On Sixth Street Three chairs
I'.uth room in itiint't tim
II. II. UAKTOX,
l ull ll-iirOm-llt of Will, lies, Clock", Sil
vcrv cur unil .Ic.cli v. A fiood
A-'ortincut of llr.uclris unil
I lent l',;ll)i,'l(S,
Clemen' Drug Storo
i-i.ocR and it:i;i)
Six i ii St.. ol i'. Citv Ham.
Fine Hvittcr a Specialty
I-RONT and POURTII STS.
SWEETLANT) & CO.
FRESH and SALT
MIC ATS. '
G. 0, FISHER
...Pipe vork of all kinds...
I'M funii.-hfd fur &11 ork.
1,1-tvc order ith ...
t rainer Uro. Hardware
Han- UiM.r l!ardare
Ilreeder of Prix Winners ami I Hub
Iturrcil riymoutb Koeka,
8. C. Brown l.fKliorn.,
Kt'Oicli Collie DoK'
The Inflict renting I'lynioutli Rock
unil l!roii Leghorn Cocks in the Stale;
t Hosi-biire Show one 1st in. I 2nd on
I'lynimitli linrk Cocks; Leghorn IhI
11 ml "nd, Cockerels, . 1st 2nd ami 3rd
I Si liliiu yi.no, '2 HctlliiKx - so
E. A. KRUSE.
Sireil by Allan
vitf of exl reno 1 1
2:U'i mid A Hi
i nt 0. tlm nrrateft
e l i i I ho world.
Ol im of ltcll Air
mi - L'tii,. i liv .Mike,
.'!4D;i; (jrand (I on, Uiliimn, by Yernioiit,
Iioiioinore ill mr.l.e lliescuson of 11)01
t tb race trm k, mile wcet of city.
IVniH hv tin' fi-Hsnn JIO; insiiranee $15
Care Mill lie ukrn lo prnvt-nt arciilciiln
but. will not In-. ieconiilio hIioiiIiI any
A. L. FORCE, Keeper.
MASI KACTI KKIC (IK
Myrtle Creek t
Extra Family FIoui
And Kvrrytliinu tbat gio with l-'iret
For fale liy Chii.ks, Dki.kmatkr,
Wadic and Coknhi.i..
full fur il ; Mime price as oilier brands
SOUTHERN - OREGON.
Capital Stock, - - $50,000,
Rerf ivei!fiuith puhject In check or on
crnitirate i:iTnl-le on ilfiiiniid.
tScJlb.siKlil d-ufu on .New York, Sn Knin-Ct-ni,
and I'ui .Jiiud.
Tflfriipliit traii(f"r on nil (mint in
tin I'mUi) Stntefl.
Spct i, Atlfiitinn ;iven to C ollci tioiift nc
'iHTai hiiiifss ot our I'ltoutem.
(--Ut'4tionH tiimle tliroiii-hunt Hoittheir
Oregon, and on all actiihle jiointii.
J. I. yl IW-i.nt.
T.Ti, Kt'S, Vice i'rv-i'Hient.
K. A. 1'h-oth. CaNliii-r.
Banking and Trust Co.
CAPITAL STOCK $50,000.
Tr.iti-at th 4 tfi nertil lUtikn.K himiriffls
I'frt'ivi-s d--i-i'i etihject to lie k or
on d'(n:ind rcr' t li v . t n
Our ue!u,Mrt are -f iiretl uf ( OiirtfOUH
tffa'iio'Mi HTid fviy uonaidcration con
-i-'t-i.t y.nli Dtiiid iMiikinK principltiM
J. Kha.sk WatmiN, Pre.
Kn.iM Vux.u i k, Vice-I'r",
I.. .'kh ki.i.. Caidiifr.
J. Krank Watson, J. S. Moore,
J. J. Ilourk, Fclua TollMk,
Merht-rtSti.ith, Scott (irilfiin,
,. K. Shet lnn.
If p"i'le only knew hl we know
Uut Ko-Jol Iyipftia Cur, it would
be used in nearly every nouwhold, at
there are few people wbo di not iuffer
from a feeling of fjlUierfl after eating,
btl- hirg, flatulence, tour atoinach or
a aterbrahf (anted hj indigestion or
dyipepia. A preparation, aucb as
Kodol Iypepia Core, uliicb, wiib no
aid from tbe ptotnacb, will direct your
Ixi I. certainly can't help but do yon
jfoo-1. Ir. W. K. Kremer,
WW wf'44wXH ills I
''"T, 4501 rx n-- TMt!6RAx
The Color Bearer
i A Story for Decoration Day. t
J 9 By Mand L. Crocker.
KIS hear the drums a-beatin', Jo
siah." iNirali Tarkman stood in her
humt'le doorway, leaning her head a little
fnrthcr out in the May dusks, in listening
"What's Hint ye hear, Sairee?"
A thin, niiLTiilar man came out of the cabin
and utood beside the woman. Tapping the
corncob pine he held in his ritflit hand
meditativi-ly on the thumbnail of his left,
he bent ti im gray locks to the breeze.
"What wua it that ye heard, Sairee !" he
"Drums a-beatin'," she answered crisply;
"they're gcttin' ready for Decoration to
As if in emphasis, the wind blew briskly
up from the nuarter indicated by "thev."
and the roll of drums came plainly to the
old man's ear.
"Hurrah! hurrah for the old flag, Sairee!"
And he began marching up and down the
white path running to the wicket.
Let's go tcrmorrer; say yes. Sairee!"
lie put ont his bony hand through the
shadow until it rented on the ample shoul
ders of hiM wife.
"Jottiali!" he said, warningly. "When
ye have served the kentry like St. Paul, in
fa.Htin'tf, an' perils, an' marchm'fl, an tight
in', anil tticn w.tNted all your liviti' on aeutx
an' liiwyera to g't the pension due ye nuh
onto 2u years, ami arc no whit better oil?
What! Shall we go over to Metitum to
morrow and parade around with them ax
dfn't want us or don't nu us? I guess
not! We've Hit id we wouldn't mix in ag'iu
St nce that day young drunken Dudley car
ried the flag instead o' lettm' you; and
s far we've kept our word." Having thus
delivered hrrm-lf, Mrs. 1'arkrnan looked
over the head d lier husband away into the
infinitesimal and nhut her lipa tightly.
"Vou Raid that, Sairee," he protested,
f ebly, "an' we've kept your word; but
somehow 1 kmdi-r feel an if I'd like to go
termurrer. I'm a gcttin' (diler every year,
Sairee, an' mi-libe, by an' by, 1 won't be
hyar to go!"
The lank arm fell from the wife's shoul
der and dosiah went back into the shad
owy cabin frt.m whence her remark had
called him. Hi bhd, u-ually slow and
sliuwtxh, M'cmed warmed nt'ain by the lire
of the sixtic-, and ran iim i.ly timmph In
Vein, rallinir up his l.itcot siivntli. Wins
tlnitt the "Mai pan'h d K-iiiiiei " ja ly an
when a by, In- bcan kn" King arnund and
fuiiil'ling aiout aim-ii the pnimtive fur
riture in the semi Ur k r,e s Sarah heard
him whitlintf and h;m!uiht;( nnd knew he
was bent on K'HtiB "ic; .:i"rii'."
"If I hadn't mentioned t'lein confounded
drum"'" she said, li-ilf angry with herself,
"why, he wouldn't 'a' tct the war fever to
Mgit." K ir a moment she stood irrewolutly de
biting tiie (ptestioTi. "I wouldn't mitid if
all through them years of pine iiin' and wait
In' he cuiild lave iui'l a bit o' t hat j-'n-ion
money, I should think after he's
t imed every chip f i "in Maine to altforuy
ty gt it, such doin's would 'a' took nil the
hurrah out o' nun; but it hasn't! Well'
I'll go to-morrow, if I die by it, jest to ph-a-e.
"What ye doin'V hc asked a little later,
tloing tiiMidt and ilirecting her fjm-xtion to
t'ie man wlmi1 atiiot:m vas rising fast
to the stun u!a l ion of " Yankee Do.lle."
"O, nuthin'." The tone dropped lonn
enough for the nnswer to hut wife's ijues
tion, and then Ugin ag:iin on a hig'ier
key, gathering inoinerit iirti as it went.
Hut when she lifted tic tallow dip and
looked around, d -ia:i w.m deep in the
"chut o drawer a wa on t his mother,"
and she knew wiiat he uas domtl
"Ain't them b a ttii s. S urer " hohbrig
up to view a suit of blue and a big hat with
(i, A. It. on the front in gilt letter.
"I'm a gom' to air Vn i:p kinder, to
night," he continued, wistfully, "fer we
sire a iron' termorrr, ain't w Sairee"
She fol led her hands in her apron and
sat down lefore the answered him; then
he said: "1 rc kou v, .losiah, you're such
a fool ! "
The next morninir when her husband was
busy "hitchinv up," Mr. I'arkman stod by,
remarking: "If ye had your pension, now,
STATIC NORMAL SCHOOL,
Demand for GraduatesThe demand for graduate
of the Xormal S Insd during tbe pat ear hat U-cn
much IjtoimI the iiipply. J'sitiobs aith from PJ to
75 sr'r month,
StsU Certificates and Jjiplomas Sludt nts are pre
paretJ for tbe State examinations, snd readily take
Mate pn pen on graduation. Strong A' a-h n;ic an i
Professional court?. Well epoipKl Tminind J part
nent. KilHn-m range from $ll'f) to 17" lr year.
Kail term opens Sept. 17th. For fatal -gue ntn
taintng full announcrmeiiU, address
P. L. Cumpbcll, Prca
Or J. B. V. Butler, Secy,
we could le a leetle forehanded to-day.
We could ft-had a real surrey to carry us,
and the luncheon; we could a-had llowers,
too. Hut," she added, disdainfully, "we
ain't takiu any (lowers, an' they'll say
'there cornea ole l'arkman in his one boss
Hut Josiah wa straightening the tuga
and only sighed in reply.
When the rickety old chaise stopped with
a rattling jerk near where the columns were
forming, the post adjutant came over to
them with a smile like the morning sun.
I "We've been waiting a mite," he said, as
he shook hands with them both.
I "Waitin'V echoed Mrs. Tarkman, "wait
in for what?"
"Why! for Josiah to carry the flag," he
( answered, meekly; "he promised me Sat
j unlay, he would."
j "tosiah 1. I'nrkman!" exclaimed Sarah,
; warmly; but that individual slid out of
the chaise and deeply interested himself
in tying Dobbin to a staple.
"I've a big notion to not march a step!"
she said, stoutly; "but then Josiah'd feel
'l KIN HEAR THE DRUMS A-UEATIN',
bad. An' then he ih yetting' older, an' by an'
by-. Well, I'll march!"
"What's that t he Script tir says about
bem' crui a 11 n!l 1 he !.:' I'-ny?"
Hut Jo(-i,i(i I Vu l.Mian t" ,k his placi at the
head of tne column with ipn-k, firm step,
as fine looking a color bearer as in those
"A hetle mite older an' a belle r.ite
grayer; that's all!" he murmured, jubi
lantly, m i vi r v ! y swung into line ai'er
tlie b!eH--id "Id i'.AU and the rolling drums
And .Si'-aii f ,-intl t:uit the W. It. V. had
planned f'r I t y t o-;i my, a.
"We expelled )"U," said the Isily chap
lain, handing her a vriath and a basket
"Vou drlV mieiied K-arali. "I want to
know! It's mi'' ty strange wlien I didn't
even expect mj ft !f."
"Hut Josiaii hud you would come," was
the surtln.u rejoinder, "and that nothing
but si hue-. wouM keep his wife from
Dc'oiatii n ktvi'c."
Wnat a disfVoh! .bmiah H. Parkman
had gttin to In-! iii letter half was as
tonished into sih-nce. She toi.k her place
in the line without exchanging further con-fid-iicf.;
It wasn't safe to say more.
Wearily she snnb-d through a tearful mist,
as she put the blossoMn on the irravrs and
tried to Im? humorous wit h herw lf, '
feel like a 'mixed drink,' " she said, ' 'Innit
'alf an' 'alf; 'alf patriotic an' 'alf cruci
Hut when she locked at fosiah she foryot
everything but th" irreat pleasantness in
Im dear old fnee. He, with his comrades,
was reroimting memories of those who slept
linger the fiaKrnnt ofrTini(s,
After the wpfo-h m the grove, lawyer
F"ite cliioed his way to where the Park
mans were gettmtt ready to go home.
Arid Sarin saw him corning, "lb needn't
aii'in' this wsy for another ten dollnra
1 ,4 I
nniiSMfylpwH'l itswii ipe. sj m
m 1 1
1 h''-- i i.';U
on that pension deal," the mid, warmly.
"I'm clean dune with him. He think hwp
hearin'll be along ahortly, an' he tiwrin'
on your havin' it aUiut then. Jest teil him,
Joaiah, that ye catkilate to begin fattenin'
another lawyer's purae the next more ye
make." ... w .
Hut Lawyer Foote aaluted them a old
friend in hi usual cordial manner, and
carefully arting hi coattaila, settled him
self on a lug before he made hi errand
known. Then he aaid:
"Sir. Tarkman, you remember the pen
sion business you put in my hand last
ltvfore Josiah could spit on the toadstool
at hi feet and pull himself together for
the reply, hi wife anawered for him: "I
don't want to hear another word about
the old fraud," she said, "an we haven't
another cent to waste on it, anyway."
lawyer Foote .clapped Ins hands on his
knees and lauxhed heartily. "That ia right,
Mrs. Parkman," he said. 'I wouldn't,
either. Hut you won't have to worry any
more," he added, comfortingly. "Mr. Park,
man ha his iiension now. back pay and
all; that is what 1 came to speak about."
m . 1 v C . 'i
a j, H.
A LEtTLl MITE OLDER, THAT'S ALU"
Mrs. rarkman bounced vp like a ball.
"Vou don't mean to say"
Words failed her, and Lawyer Foote
finished the sentence; "that your hustutm
lias his pension papers all right? Yea, 1 do,
and it comes to several hundred dollars,
"Lawyer Foote, you're an angel," cried
Sarah, finding her tongue.
"No, 1 am not," he answered. "I am only
one of those heartless lawyers that even
the Scripture d"es not dote on."
' As he Haul this he jumped up with A
queer little laugh, bade them good by, and
hurried away, leaving the old couple star
ing after hnn.
"My gracious, .Josiah! what d'ye 'spose
ails him; run inn' ol! sudden like that?"
queried Sarah, snapping of! a dead twig
In her astonishment, and craning her neck
after the disappearing disciple uf Hlack
stone. "Ye doant 'spose lie heard what ye said
as hi came up, do ye, bairce?" asked Jo
aiali. "Why, my gracious! Idunno!" answered
she, in a blank collapse. And it was full
ten minutca licfore ahe said another word;
then she did not mention lawyer Foote.
"This has been a great day for me," re
marked Josiah, after awhile; "a great day.
It seems to me I'm a long way toward the
J rand Heview ! And andand "
He backed old Dobbin into tbe thills
and stood leaning his head against the
faithful beast so hmg that Sarah wondered.
Then he resumed in a tender little ijuaver:
"I'm so glad of the pension. Nil roc; ain't
His sharp chin i.uivcred visibly through
the thin gray whiskers, and a big tear rolled
unpoetieally down his none as he relapsed
into silcin e. With an ellort, he swallowed
a great lump in his throftt, for fear if it
came to the top he would give three rous
ing ehcers and scare everybody.
"Why, to Im sure, I'm glad, Josiah!" an
rtwered his wife, huskily. Then ahe briaked
up. "Hut I tell ye what; next year you
won't hitch up no old rattletrap to go to
Decoration In. We're K'"n' to have a real
surrey and lake them Jenkinses along. They
in ter see their grandlat uer's grave deco
rated once in their hie, an) way. The Iird
knows, it ctsts enough ti be pnlhotic!"
"1 doant quite understand, Sairee," said
Joiah, flapping the lines together across
Dobbui's blond back as they Jocd home
ward. "Nor I, nuther," she replied, looking
away frum his puzzled gize; "but 1 am
glad for you, Josiah,"
II ut he did not answer, lift waa elm king
to Dobbin and reckoning on the cost of a
OP ASCICNT ORIGIN.
Decorating the Graves ot Soldera Wj$
Practiced Aea Ago
t'jjlirc custom of placing Mowers on the
P 4 rtiVV ' ""hlier is f very great an
lWJGI teputy. (in am lent u titer men
L, ,t,t the fact tliat on Hie birthday of
ai.drr the tJiejit teiuirt ( I reeks in Alexan
dria were act u-tojin-il to visit his mauso
leum and pUcc Mower on the threshold.
The custom of punting flowers on ttr'"cs
is of an anti'pnty aloio.U as great, .m l has
b im practici.l in all palls of Kuiope for
rn iiiv etiturn'. Th pno tne I eini mice
established, a local appi n at ion of it in ar
ticular citrtea was eitj' and natural. Dining
the civil war in this country the Women
of both north and t iti t Ii instituted a cus
tom of Horn- regul.it I) on a eeia.uu day,
generally about the t of .May, to the rem
eteries with boirpu ts for the graven of the
sol bets who had been kdled m battle. '1 he
m'eii-e devotion of the southern women
to the JopI fail- led them to et.tl 1 1 fl UC t Ii IN
pr.i'l.c-- af'rr tle war had befii ended,
and bMle by little it benum uiuversJil In
this e-.unttv In I . Ui'.rn .lohn A. Iogaii,
then r-mii, i t,.r , ,. ,,f theiJrand Army
of tlie I.' ;!.' ,n.'i..un ed ,hy as ttie
day on wm". tV- graven of s-.ldiera should
U deeoiiii d T o re is, however, a con
troversy about the fact of the nistorri origi
natmg in a parti'-ular locality im- lanning
that it aprang iiji spontane . im nlmot
every M-rtion o( the counn o.tce, stid,
considering the universalis t i ,r prac
tice uf planting flowt-rs on ivi, theru
is no reason to Iwlieve tlia! t e iimtoru,
as rlaime by some, origtnnN-o1 tf, ,r Was
peculiar to the south, eveu during the early
days of lUfl 44
itaito lo Builders.
I'.ids will ns received in scboril district
No. 1, for tbe construction of a scbool
bouw '1 x 40. and (In contract will 1
awarded to tbe lowest retpouhlbl
Uida to be oponed June I, 1U01. Tbe
district reserve tbe right to reject any
or all bids.
For plana and spwiflcations, apply to
Win, AynKuaoN. clerk,
.Thomas, the Honse Furnisher.
Crockery, Carpets,. RngsCartains
When wo say Discount Sale it means something.
BUY NOW For Quality aud Trice BUY NOW
Wo uro Ilendqunrtcrs.
THE RISING STAR.
AQinrlc Mlno of Growing Im
portance In the Williams
One o( tlie very important quarts
propertlus ol Southern Orvgon in j one
that has Wn cuidIiik to the front as s
mine ol prominence and worth, Is the
Rising Star, In the Williams district.
This mine ia owned ami operated by
the Champion tiold Mining Co., fJoo.
St. John, mamiKiir, which also controls
st'vernl other good quartx properties,
noUbly the Champion anil the Ks
chequer, in the same district, The
company is Incorpoiated and the niiuec
are stocked ami on the market.
The Kising Star hag jttat finished s
mill run ol several mouths duration and
the on tiers are now making extensive
pirpamlions lor improving and enlarg
ing the ruuipuifiit and increasing the
working (acililiea uf the niinu.
The mine is now equipped with a five
sUmp mill and it ia very probable that
five more stamps will be added in the
near future, A steam hoist and air
com pruning machine will be installed
and are now on the road from Denver.
There are two uiuchinei for coiiiprenslng
air. Home big drills, three Inches in
diameter, will be operated l y the new
The Killing Star has about 1200 leet ol
tunnels and shaft and the greatest depth
attained is alwut ,350 feet. The ore at
this depth presents a most favorable
appearance and carries high values,
mostly in sulphurets though there it
some free gold. The vein is about four
feet in width and lies in a contact ol
slate and porphyry. The ore varies in
values up to t:00 per ton.
The ore o( the Killing Stur is of the
same general cliaiacter ai that of nearly
all the other mines in that dintiict; the
Champion, Kxrlirquer, Uolconda,
Mountain Lion, Midnight ami others.
The rich strike lately made at the
Mountain I. ion attracted a good deal ol
attention to all of these properties as the
similarity in ore, formations and assay
values is such as to warrant an expecta
tion ol a like similarity In profit when
all these properties are devi loped and
The Kicheqmr, another property
owned by the Champion Uold Mining
Co , is presenting a most excellent
ai.pemaiice and the company Intends to
sink on the vein to a depth of :i0) leet.
An ImiHjrlanl sinks was made, here
several weeks ago, the ore being plenti
fully bftHprinkled with friw gold.
All thee mines are tributary to
limit. I'uks, which is their railroad
point and Imsh of supplies anil are from
12 lo I'D miles distant from this city.
Old Soldier's Experience,
M. M. Austin, a civil war veteran, of
Wii.i -healer, lud., writes: 'My wife
was sick a lung Iihih In spite of good
doclor's treatment, but was wholly
cured by ir. King's New Lile Tills,
which worked wonders (or her health."
They always do. Try them. Onljait
at 1'r. Kremer'a drugstore.
Get the Best.
We sell Kxtras in all sizes.
Of all kinds, Sulphur, Blue Vitrol, Etc.
White Sewing Machines.
Execution st Caxlamba.
The Manila Freedom of April 7 con
tains an account, written by Charlton
II. Perkins of Calamba of lbs execution
ol five Filipino murderers at that place
on April 6. The men had conspired
together and had murdered Honorato
uisumbing, presidents st Lot Banos.
At tbe following extracts show, the men
met their fate with nerve sod unfllnch
lugly: "Itelore the black hood was
placed over their heads they wars given
permission to speak to the crowd. Per
fect o Alviar, who held ths rank ol a
Lieutenant Colonel In General Callles
commaud, spoke In a clear ditUnct
voice, interpreted, by ths offlelal inter
preter, as follows : "To the public, tee
the predicament we are In, and I con
less that I am guilty ol the crime which
I am about to be punished lor, bat si I
have confessed to this crime, I am now
ready to die peacefully and happily."
The next to speak wat Teodoro La
cerua aliat "Calina" who laid: "I
am guilty of tbe crime having confessed
I hoie I hare no enemies and I am now
ready to die happily."
The remaining three had nothing to
Tbe handcuffs were there removed by
Corporal Zimmerman, and tbt black
capa were placed In position snd light
was obscured from their vision for ever,
not the slightest signs of weakness or
emotion wat shown by ths condemned
men, each standing In bit position
While Perfecto Alviar't lega wars be
ing bound bs asked the soldiers not to
bind him to tight, saying; "there la no
use I shall toon die." As ths csp was
wat placed over bis head bs tbowsd
tome signt ol temper and said to tbe
man securing the hood, "Poco temps
Severs! thousand natives gathered to
witness the hanging Irking np every
point of vantage in tbe immediate
vicinity ol the scaffold.
The execution was to bs st public as
possible owing to the (set ths prisoners
were to be hanged for the mnrder of one
of their own people.
Ijite In the afternoon the bodies were
pluced In the cburcb yard, where tbort
tervicei were beld sod then they were
conveyed lo the cemetery, where st least
three thousand people hsd gathered.
When the coffins were opened, hundreds
ol men and women went lorward snd
kissed the corpus, evidently looking up
on them as martyrs or heroet of the day.
The moral effect will sorely have great
influence upon the inhabitants in tbe
You are much mors liabls to disease -when
your liver and bowels do not act
nroperly. DeWitfs Little Early Risers
remove the canse of disease. Dr. W. F.
. Maliirl Csum Bilious!,
Grove's Taateleas Chill Tenlc removes
Hkln affections will readily disappear
hy using DeWitl'a Witch ilsiel Balve.
Ixok out (or counterfeits. If you get
DeWitt't you will get good results. It
it the quick and positive cure (or pilet.
-Dr. W. F. Kremer.
RUNNING PLOW ON GARTH.
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