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GRANTS PASS. JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 1901.
Rncnie River vallev is full of Oil
Natural Gas, Artesian water and
other valuable minerals.
Nature's storehouse is buleine
out with wealth and ouly needs the
magic hand of man to unlock and
reveal the hidden wealth stored up
tor the use ol the 1 weutiein cen
Our arid lauds will produce won
ders if we once can procure Arte
sian water to supply abundance of
water with wriicti 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 using nature's storehouses?
Oregon cannot be beaten any
where in the world, for natural Gas,
Oil or Artesian water. Rogue River
vallev is trulv the Italv of America.
Here we have the finest climate, the
best apples, the largest peaches
and the prettiest eirls.
Shall the people of Grants Pass
forever continue to drtnlc 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 we're 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 o(eration of dril
ling a number ol wlls to the depth
of 1000 feet to ascertain the pres
ence of Naturali;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 all farmers
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
ornntinir the Drivilece.
In order to get the people of
Grants Pass and Josephine county j
interested in Natural Gas, Oil, and i
Artesian water they will give all of;
them a chance to subscribe for a 1
few shares of the capital stock of I
the couipanv on very liberal terms. I
Suppose you take a few shares of:
the canital stock of The Oregon 1
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 flow oi natural gas,
oil or artesian watei or have drilled
to the depth of tooo feet. If they
strike oil, natural gas or artesian
water vou have the option of tak
ing ten times as many shares asydu j
subscribe fot. Tbey will pay you
back all the money received from
you if they fail to drill a well as j
agreed upon. j
You are invited to thoroughly
investigate their proposition. You ;
have nothing to lose but every 1
thing to gain. If you are a cap
italist it is a safe investment. If
you are a farmer or property holder j
it will pay you to invest as it will j
enhance the value of your place a
hundred fold more lhan you invest ;
if they should find either oil, gas j
or water near your property. Ifj
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. Professional1
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 j
ten shares. Remember every dollar f
will be returned to you if the com-1
puny fails to drill a well as agreed
upon. The stocks are non-assess-1
able and fully paid up as they are j
used. The by-laws of the com j
pany do not allow a debt to ex
ceed 1 per cent of the capital. 1
Scott Griffin of Grants Pass, Ore- i
gon, is a stockholder, a director
and the secretary of The Natural (
Gas, Oil & Mining Co , who w ill j
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 nothing to lose but all to gain.
For further information call on
SCOTT GRIFFIN, Secretary,
The Moral Gas, Oil a
Grants Pass, Ore.
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.A SUDDEN CHANGE...
A sudden quirk in the weather need not catch you
napping. We can furnish you instantly the best of style
and quality with a neatness
DECEIVE J5h DEVOTEE
of custom made wearing apparel. Our suits are worn by
many who have a reputation as dressers.
CLOSING OUT LADIES' AND CHILDREN'S SHOES.
WELCHS' CLOTHING STORE
NEXT TO P. O. GRANTS PASS
J)R. R. E. SMITH,
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON
Office, Room 2 over Post OIHce. Residence
Kne House, oppo. the Western.
GRANTS PASS, - OREOON.
)R. CLIVE MAJOR,
General Practitioner of
Mkdicim add Sukukbv.
Office iu Williams Block
ATTORN KY-AT LAW,
Practices in all State nd Federal Courts
Office over First National Bank.
Grants Pass, Oiuoon.
U. S. DEl'UTY
Special attention given to Mining
and Land I.awa, and Land Office practice.
QEORGE H. BINNS,
Ofnie opKwite Hotel Josephine
(i Hants Pass, - - Okkoon.
N. E. McGRLW,
TRUCK and DELIVERY
Furniture and Piano
GRANTS PASS, OREGON.
The popular barber shop
Get your tonsorial work done at
On Sixth Street Three chairs
Hath room in connection
II. II. BARTON,
Full assortment of Witches, Clocks, Sil
rerwesr nd Jewelry. A liond
Assortment of liracelets and
Clement' Drug Store.
FLOUR and FEED
Sixth St., orr. Crrr Hall
Fine Butter a Specialty
FRONT and FOURTH STS.
SWEETLAND & CO.
FRESH and SALT
0. 0. FISHER
.Pipe work of all kinds...
Bids furnished for all work.
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Cramer Hroe Harderers
and perfection of fit that will $
Does it Pay to Buy Cheap?
A cheap remedy for coughs and colds
is all right, but you want something
that will relieve and cure the more
severeand dangerous results of 111 rout
and lung troubles. What shall vou do?
(io to a warmer and more regular
climate? 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 111
severe throat and lung troubles, "Hos
uhee's German Syrup." It not only
heals and stimulates the tissues to tics
troy the germ disease, but allays in
(lamination, causes easy expectoration,
gives a good night's rist, and cures the
patient. Try one bottle. Recommended
many years by all druggists in the
world. Get Green's Prize Almanac.
Extra Family Flow
And Everything that goes with First
For sale by Chilks, Dki.hmatkr,
Wadk and Cornku..
Call for it; same price as other brands
Capital Stock, - - $50,000.
Hereive deposits subject to check or oo
certificate payable on demand.
Sells sight drafts on New York, Fin Fran
cisco, and Portland.
Telegraphic transfers sold on all points in
the United States.
Recial Attention given to Collections am!
general business of our customers.
Collections made throughout Houtherp
Oregon, and on all accessible points.
J. D. FRY, President.
J. T.TCFFS, Vice President.
R. A. Booth. Cashier.
Banking and Trust Co.
CAPITAL STOCK $50,000.
Transacts a general Hanking business.
Receives deposils subject to check or
on demand certificates.
Our customers are assured of courteous
treatment and eveiy consideration con
sistent with found banking principles
J. Frank Watson, Pres.
Fens Pollcck, Vice l'res.
I.. L. JawuLL, Cashier.
! J. Frank WaUon, J. S. Moore,
J. J. llouck, Fclus Pollock,
Herbert Smith, Scott liritliin ,
I A.t:. Sheehan.
osp. ortwa Mouac
STATE NORMAL SCHOOL,
j Demand foe Grtajustei The demand for gndiinl
of the Normal Schools during the past year ha. U-n
much beyond the supply. Pusitious with from f 10 to
75 per month.
SUM CertihceU and Diplomat Piurienu are pre
i psred for the State examination, and rrailily take
; State papers oil graduation. Strong Amd.-niic snd
IWiMintiil eoarae. Well epuipiml Trainirxl iN-part-ment.
Kxpenseo range from IJO to 175 prr rear,
i Fall tin opens Sept 17th. Fur catal.ue con
taining full announcements, addrces
I P. L. Campbell. Pre
I O J. B. V. Butler, Scy.
GREENBACK (Sk. MT. REUBEN.
Quartz Mines of RlcKness Oper
ated s.nd Developed in
A correspondent of the Portland Tele
gram writes as follows to that journal
concerning some of southern Oregon's
At the present tune a greater portion
of the hydraulic mines of Josephine's
districts ate closing down for want of
water, and making their annual clean
una. Nearly everv day a miner arrives
in Grants Pass with a jar of nuggets and
dust, or a gold brick, the results of his
season's run. The Koguo Kiver Mining
k Milling Co. husjust tTuished clenniug
up at its mine on Foot's creek south ol
Giants Pass. They washeJ off about an
acre and a half of ground during the
winter; their mine being equipped itb
a lo-inch pipe, and a water pressure of
275 feet. The exact results of their
clean-up were not given out, but it is
known that their run this yeai has been
more profitable than any previous one.
Matters being more quit t .among the
placer workings, a Telegram corrcppon
dent visited the busy quarlx mines west
of I.eland yesterday. Out in the Grave
creek dUtiict, some seveu milts from
lc'and, is the now noted Greenback
quartz mine, owned and operated by the
ictor .f ui ior M uing Co. Here was
found the busiest most noisy and, with
out question, the richest qiiarlz initio in
Si ulliern Oregon. Fifteen stamps keep
up a continual round and pound, n iht
and day, while (ur back in the dark
depths of the mountain 50 mil ers, with
pick and drill, remove from the veins
the pretious inetul. Three years ago
this mine was thought to be naught
more than a pocket, and w as sold as
such by its original owner for a sum
far lees than the big mine now turns
out monthly. '11m whole mountain is
new honeycombed with tunnels and
shalts, and rtill the pay chute, lliul.li up
rich. During the pas'. inter nonets
valued as high us (SO have been found
in the (in enhack, anil, strangely,
too, at a depth of -f.O or ;;0 ) del. This
mine is noted for its lieu gold at gieat
depths, ihu varied mi l alleinatu values
of its quartz veins being the dure lor
much discussion as to its permanency
as aiaying mine. Tint Greenback is
equipped w ith air drills and the best ol
modern machinery, placed at a cost ol
many thousand dollars; but the fact
that the miiio produces from f 10,0 I') to
12,000 lach mouth is sulliciei.t proof
that the money was not badly expend
The Mount l(tiihcn mine, in the
Mount Reuben district, were visited
next. This district appears to be a con
tinuation of tlio Galice Creek cli"triit,
and in ii'iKfi on the north Mile ol
Iiogue Kiver. Mount lituhcti is a high
ridge running almost due north from
the river. The wliolo mouiilian Biieins
to be highly mini ralized, und is a con
tinuous network ol li dgi'S und veins.
After crusting Reuben Creek going west
the first mine encountered was tho Ajax,
owned by ClaikiV Williams. This mine
is orened by a tunnel, tipping a strong,
gold bearing ledge, our feet wn!e and
running to a depth of 200 feet. This
mine shows sumo ore, milling into the
thousands of dollars, ami, equipped w ilh
Hammond improved, triple disehaige
mills, is proving a source of profit to its
The next mine, west is the cidvhiuVd
Copper Stain, owned by J. II. Wether-
ell & Cj. It is tqil ppi' l with a Trent . II
mill and is operated by tunnel and shalt.
The ore is high grade and holds up well.
I llher mines vim li-1 and found to be
busy and prosperous were, tiro l,iindo,,
itamsey and Gld Hoc. The liri-t of
these has a four foot vein, riiunin a
ieplh of 100 feet, wilh uu average away
value of fji per torr. lire Gold Jblg
mine ban lire rieliert pay clriitu of any
mine yet found in die de-lncl.
In lire M eirrt 11 "ibcll diMrii.t, and,
in fact, all over parts of Norllirrn Jo.-i-
phine lounly, many rrew mining loca
tions bate been recently male, with
exclltnt prospects for nearly all. The
listrict has an ii'iiiudarn'M of Wind and
wa'er. There are in-. le pne-pet tors und
miners iu general in this diMrict no
than ever before, and some suoriiiug
finds are to b e p ! t- d d ir in this m a- I
Board of R.-gcnta.
The luard ot reg. ins .1 the Southern
Oregon stale normal i.uul held ll.eir
annual meeting on Tuen lay of tart c k
at A,h!:in l. II ('. Kinney and (.'. K.
Harmon, member of the boar I, atti tid
ed from this city.
The Luard eleeied the loKuAing in-
str-li tors : W. M. ( laUori, prr-idi-nt of
facility; T. A. Iiae, vieepreinlcnt
and profeK-ur of niatli'-inal :e-; I. V.
Vinirig, literature, eloeutton ari I history
Mnl.'l hi K, Ib-lm of (ie,f , N, Y
critic leai her. The inslni' tors in
cieiir, mu-ic ari l drawing were not
elected at Ibis meeting these poi!iune
being b it sulj'-et ,o t tic aetiou of the
eXM'Utivecomioitiee. H. C Kinney vu
elected president of the board of re.
Better for the Blood than S.r.qiarill..
For Thone I.i irig in the Malaria His
tricla. Grove's Tai'eless ( lull Tonic.
Mr. Geo. Creed began hauling lumber
this week from Draper.
Mis. II. 1). Jones made a Visit to
Grants Pass last Saturday.
Mr. Lassin, and family spent Sunday
visiting friends in Wllderville and va
cinity. Rev. Roucbe of Merlin, being sick
could not fill his appointment last
Mr. C. F. Lovelace is in the midst of
haying this week, assisted by Mr. I.ind
and Walter Bryan.
Mr. Geo, Booth is at work on his farm
on Rogue river this week and letting
the road work rest.
Rev. Jenkins of Grants Pass, preached
an eloquent sermon at the chunk in
this city last Sunday afternoon.
Supt. Lincoln Savage passed through
our cily, enroute for the western part o!
the county, where be goes in interest of
the schools of the county.
Wildorville was teeming with business
during last week, there being two book
agents and a picture agent eolbiling
tile town at the same time.
Henry Hanking got his little linger
cut off and the finger next to it badly
cut, Thursday morning w hile helping his
father with a mower.
Cliildrens Day was reccgnixed by the
people of Wilderville, and a very inter
esting program was rendered at the
church, after which they gave a picnic
linner in the grove near the bridge on
( laiuie ana Kirk Kouiuson w ere seen
on the streets of this city last Sunday
Ti. t..:..k...l .u.i. . ..
...r, iiuiiiini uieir course ol studies
at the Grants Pass High School, and
have returned home to spend ihu sum
mer. Mr. J. II. iiurrough feels quite elated
over Killing a bear a few days ago. He
is also quite boastful over his marksman-
hip, but it is Hie common belief of the
people of the roiiimiinily that Ins wile
is the best shot of the two.
Mr. J. P. McConnell closed his tchiul
lust Friday at Wilderville. A l,,.n
program was rendered by the scholars.
after which Mr. McConnell.
to Pearl Lewis, Opal Mouth and Pearl
Booth, each a diploma of honor, for
not having been late or absent a day
luring the term of school. These diplo
ma are very nice, and Ihey should be
proud of them not for the intrinsic value
but for the honor of winning them.
M-, Laurence Leonard passed through
our town last Thursday with new
wagon, and a new mowing machine,
having purchased Ilium at Grants Pass.
Mr. L-onaid thinks the Shuttler wagon
is tho wagon, he said he had used one
tor twenty years, and lbs wl.eels all
have the original spokes yet, wilh the
exception ol a few in one wheel. That
speaks well for that make ol wagons,
and he was so well satisfied with the
use of the Shuttler for twenty years,
be purchased a new wagon of the same
Mr. Wni. Ingrain had -quite an ex
perience last Saturday. He had pur
chased a demijohn and bad it filled
wilh kerosene before leaving Ihu Pass.
On his way homo near the Rogue River
bridge the cork was b'own out, by the
accumulated gas. Mr. Ingram put the
coik back and lied it in secure, and all
went well until he was Hearing the
bridge on Applegate, when all at once
lin was startled by a loud explosion,
an 1 on examination he found that the
vessel which contained the kerosene,
bad blown Into a thousand pieces, and
had he not wrapped it well iu sacks he
might of been seriously injurs 'I by the
brokenlass flyii.g in every direction.
William Litton and (i. F.riekson went
to Grants Pass last Sunday.
We lire having nice cool weather,
good for the lohoriug man. Crops are
Win. Cox is tutting a big lot of wood
and has quite a force of men employed.
The Kinney short cm is about half full
We II, ink William has matrimony
on the brain. He is tired ol batching,
with so many marriageable ladies in
the country. A perkon should not
We also notice that the Hugo writer
is improving in her style. Willi a li'tle
more praetne she will limke a good
Mr. Henry was seen on our slnets
one day last wick. Shu Is improving
ill her sales. We think she has been
beneliled by meeting Lelund people.
There is a good deal of propii-ting
being done in this vicinity, the oil le
lief that there are no paying ledges here
having been exploded. We have at
present men that are min rs and pros
peetors, 1 he A jax inii.e on Mt. Reuben is de
veloping a good ledge. 'Ihey have a
large vein and are nulling this roi k as
:t is extracted from loemine. The ledge
averages eight feet in width and assays
I:' to the ton. It is richer as they go
down. They are lining a g.jd deal of
deielopment work. !
Kmr.eyvllle is a lively town and very
nicely and tastily laidoul. All noted
buildings are painted Iiltes. The park
is all that could be expected for so
young a town. Paddy Nolatn was the
painter. The way Paddy can handle
the paint brush is no bo'her to him.
"Hie Doctor told me mr cough wa
incurable. "Ons Minute Cough Cure
made mta well man." Norris Mlver
Sortb Stratford, N. II. Because on'v.
not lonnd relief from s stubborn cough.
don't despair. One Minute Cough Cure
has cured thousands and it will cure
you. Safe and sure. Dr. W. F.
PACIFIC COAST NEWS.
ITEMS OF INTEREST PICKED FROM
THE WEEK'S DISPATCHES.
Death ot Hugh Tevta In Yokohama.
Tarrvd add Feathered br tho "Sl
Hundred and On" Tho Pu.lea rlaj
rresonted by Indiana.
The quarantine established iu Texas
against San Francisco, ou account ot
Ibe alleged bubonio plague, haa been
The steamship Stute of California
sailed for Nome with 610 passengers
nd 1,700 tons of freight. The steam.
ship Kimball also sailed from Seattle
With 204 passengers for Nome.
Thomas Watson, an old rancher near
SusiuiviHe, Cal., was shot and killed
by Ben Woisenbergor, a miner. The
shooting resulted from a disagreement
about mining rights.
Hugh Tevis, second son of the lata
Lloyd Tevis, who was married in Sail
Fiiiucisco ou the 10th ot last April,
died nt Yokohama o i Jane 0 after un
dergoing au operatiou for appendicitis.
The widow, who is the daughter of
former Governor Baxter ot Denver, left
okolmnm ou tho steamor Doric on
Juno 11 with her husband's remains.
Mrs. II. E. Ciisselnmu ot Sacramento
returned home to find that hor house
had bceu tutored during her absenoe
and several articles stolen. Learning
that tho thief bad been soon to go in a
certain diroctiou, sbo jumped on her
bicycle and, after a long chruo, overtook
him and compelled the restoration of
the stolen articles, bat the thief got
The smokeless powder stored in the
magazine at the end of Mare Island ex
ploded and formed a column ot whit
vapor 1,500 feet high. Tho 650,000
rounds that exploded caused no shock
nud no noise; no men were killod or In
jured and very little property was de
stroyed. Tho powder is valued at
Tho town of Willits, H miles north
ot I'kiuli, Col., was practically destroyed
by fire. There being no waterworks or
lire apparatus, nothing oould be done to
stay the advance of the tlmtnos. The
losses nre very heavy nud the iusurauoe
Andrew Ross, nil aged citizen of Sao
ruiueuto, full from a window at his
residence and was killod, his skull being
crushed upon a stutio iravciucut. Kosa
was a paralytic, and It is believed that
ho been me ili..y wbilo opuulug a win
dow uud full out.
George. C. Carson, a mining man of
exixirieiico in Northern California and
recently employed of superintendent of
tho ISoiilder in mo in tho Echo Lake dis
trict, has invented a process for tho
uu uu fuel ura ot steel. It oonslsts of a
carbon blowpipe, through tho operatiou
of which pigirou may be conrortod into
steel as it leaves the cupola furnace.
J. Tibhitts, a ship calkur, 65 years
old, residing with his wife at 1015 Mis
sion street, Sun Francisco, committed
suicide by asphyxiating himself wilh
thu fumes of illuminating gas. Mr.
Tibhitts hud been in bud bud health for
several years and had threatened fre
quently to commit suicide.
Tho first ground was broken for the
grading of the electric road between
(Irnss Valley and Nevada City, (Jal.
Tho ceremony was attended by a large
number of thu citizens uf both towns.
Hurry Tmtt, a dissolute ronudur, was
tarred and feathered at Truckoe, Cal.,
by tho "Six Hundred aud One." He
was ordered out of town soma time
since, but returned and defied the vigi
lantes to make him go away again, lie
was taken by a largo body of masked
armed men to thu brickyard above the
town, tarred ami feathered as far np
up ns tho mouth and curs, nud ordered
to travel toward tho summit. A
man mimed Torson attempted to raise
tho mask of one of the vigilantes, but
tho luusked man knocked him down
until bu begged for mercy,
Thu mildest weather for a period of 20
years was recorded iu linker Cily, Or.,
on the night of Juno 4. The mercury
fell six degrees below the freezing
point. lee over an inch thick was
formed in pools of water ou tho streets.
All deciduous fruits woro killed.
l ire broke out In the block bounded
by Spear, Howard, Fulsoin and Main
streets. Sail Francisco, and caused drtm
ago amounting to nearly (100,000. Dur
ing thu fliu many ixploslous occurred
caused by thu igniting of combustibles
stored In the buildings, but no one was
Tho mail stage from Camp McKluuuy
Pi Greenwood, II. C, plunged into Jolly
Jack creek, four miles from McKiuuey.
Ihe driver lost control of thu lour-norse
team, niiniiug thu bridge, uud the stage,
witli its paaMjiigers, went Into the creek
below. Thu dr iver, Andrew Kirkland,
was killed, uud Henry Nicholson aud
Mrs. 1. miners injured.
Alfred Ifcr&ug, a bookkeeper iu the
Ullce of the Hamburg. American Steam-
ihip company and residing at 1015 Scott
itreet, San Francisco, died frotn injur
ies received through a full from a porch
iu the reur of thu Olympic cafe, on Post
tivut, near Taylor. Other people have
alien from this porch, as it is not pro
tected by a railing.
Senator Clark of Montana arrived at
New York and will go to Butte for the
purpose of bi ing present at thu marriage
jf Ins sou to .Miss Foster. Ilia wedding
present to tho brido will Ire a chuck t it
Tho Bi iti.di Paeifio cable which Is to
connect Australia with Canada will bo
in operation by January 1, llti:t. U will
3ost tlO.MM.Ouo. The new cable is to be
Ml1, lniluB iu length tho longest ever
soiistiuottid and thu binding site at the
Uauiwllau eud w ill lie about seven miles
from the entraino to Barclay sound and
I'iO miles from Yiotorla.
Advertised Letter List.
Following is the list of letters remain
ing uncalled for in the Grants pass ost
office, Saturday, June 15, 1901 :
D-xter, MrtL J,
Wilyes, Miss M.
Smith, Miss F.dith,
lioyd, CJ. " (arson, 1 A,
Ihiolitile. Mr A, l.ivolare, (J T.
"'"ll. II C. Richardson, W U,
Stanley, Mr Tye F, Williamson C U
C. F. DaoK,
We Take Stock-
From now until Stock Taking we will have a
Don't misa this grand opportunity to buy housefur
nishings. We're closing out some lines of carpets very low.
The midnight saloon. closing ordin
ance, which haa been iu effect In Mon
terey, Cal., tor the past ail months, was
ropoalod by the city council.
War between the sheepmen aud cat
tlemen of the northwest has begun, and
promises to have many exciting phases.
O. T. Van Allen, a sheep-raiser from
Utah, reports that mauy sheep in Wyo
ming have already been killed by
masked men representing stock owaors'
interests. He estimates that Ihe ranges
of Washington, lilaho, Oregon, Utah,
Wyoming and Montana now contain
upward of a million sheep more than
the ranges will sustain. They must be
sold or starve. This condition results
from the big iuflux of settlers iu the
states named and increase in sheep.
The naval board appointed to examine
Into the advantages of Lakes Uuion and
Washington, near Seattle, as fresh
water basins for laying up naval Teasels
has made an adverso report upon the
proposition. The majority flud that a
fresh-water basin In this location, sep
arated by some distance from the naval
station ou Puget sound, would be very
expensive to maintain, and in the eud
one or the other would have to be aban
doned. The minority of the board
make a strong plea In favor of the pro
posed naval basin, and discuss at some
length the engineering work that would
be required to oarry out the project.
Miss Alice WoWertou Eyre, a refined,
educated and stylish young woman, has
arrived at Sail Jose and proposes to
establish there a colour which is to be
devoted to a higher spiritual life, and
advocates the unrestricted marriage
theory lately put into practice by Iro
fesaor llerrou. "The colony," accord
ing to a circular, "shall bo governed by
the law of love alone. It will be a
reulm iu which there will be neither
'mine' nor 'thine'; a reulm beyond thu
reach of weights aud measures, morals
and laws, iu which there is neither
wage nor interest, lien her price nor bar
gain, servant nor muster."
Frank I), uud Aiiulu L. Crafts traded
their girl baby Marguerite and a hotisu
uud lot at Stockton, Cul., for a span of
mules and -u cumpiiig oniftt, the other
(air lies to the trade being Mr. and Mrs.
Dickinson, who cume from Nevada to
Stockton with tho camping outfit, and
who huve no children. Crafts bod four
children, and be explained tho appar
ently Inhuman deal by suying thai he
and bis wifo were too poor proHny to
raise four children, and that they would
rather part with their yuuugiist limn
sue it grow up iu piverty.
Mrs. l'huubu Davis, uu aged woman ot
Los Angeles, walked in her sleep oft
thu rear platform of a fust-moving train
near Wiuiii iiiueoa, Nev., and escaped
with ouly superficial injuries. She was
taken back to Wluiiemucca and put ou
the second section of the train from
wlni h alio had falieu.
Cuptuiu John Hausou, w ho had his
llteuau suspended fur one year by Cap
tains liollea mid llulger for losing the
stviimer Willamette, ueuc Vancouver
Island, appealed from their decision,
but Captuin liurmiiighuiii, federal in
spector of stouiuships, sustained the de
cision of thu lowur court, aud colisurud
Captuin Hanson for uuskillfuluess uud
uegligmice. The Willaiuuttu w.ts u tine
vesooi, valued at J")J,iHX).
Thre thousand Indians presented thu
Passion Pmy ui Chilliwavk, li. C. The
ubieuui aud all the curemouies In oou
uuctlou were thu most elalsiiulc ot thu
kind ever produoud uu this uoutiueut.
Get the Best.
We sell Extras in all sizes.
Of all kinds,
White Sewing Machines.
Every detail of the Passion was pre
sented by the Indians, who hare bees
training for the event for mouths.
American visitors formed a large part
of the u una box who wltneased the im
pressive scenes. There were several
hundred visitors from Seattle and Ta
oonis, and, with the great gathering of
brightly dressed natives, more thaat
4000 persons thronged the big field in
whioli the play was hold.
The largest and most representative
gathering ot Indians ever held in the
Northwest wlU be a feature ot the Elks'
carnival to be held at Taooma in Au
gust. Representatives from 80 Indian
tribes scattered over the territory be
tween Alaska and California and west
of the Dukotaa will attend. Practically
all of the famous Indian chiefs who
participated in the bloody fights ot Ihe
earlier days will attend, and Ihey are to
bring their famous warriors. ' Efforts
are now beiug made to engage the
Indiaus who are rendering the Passion
Piny iu ltrltish Columbia. An Indian
village will be constructed and inhab
ited by 6,000 of the red men. Buildings
for the ghost, suu aud other daatces are
being built or will be transported in
pieces from their old sites. The Indians
will be given a big potlach during the
Admlrul Melville, who came west
with the presidential party to learn the
needs of all stations ou the Pacific, will
urge the navy department to expend
several hundred thousand dollars la
deepening the channel and in other im
provements at Mure Island, the leading
repair station of the ooast Tho admiral
will also urge that modern shops be
located at llnmerton, Wash., so that
when a ship is docked there any class of
repair work may be carried on that
battleships may require.
Captain W. A. Nevills, the well
known mining man, was given judg
ment by Judge Ilylaud at Ban Jooe
against Charles M. and Samuel H.
Shortridge for WW- The case arose
out of a claim for money loaned by
Captain Nevills to the Shortridges.
Samuel M. Sbortridge entered a counter
olaim for 115,000 for legal servloea, but
only t2,500 was allowed.
Tbs northern section of the general
hospital at the Presidio, San Frauolsoo,
was destroyed by fire, aud the damage
is estimated at 140,000. The hospital
eorps, by bsrolo efforts, succeeded in
lurrying the 314 sick and wounded sol
iters who were iu the hospital (to a place
sf safety. The hospital is oo of the
largest and most completely equipped
military hospitals In the United States.
The Excltment Not Over.
The rush at the drug store still con
tinues and daily scores of people call
fur a bottle of Kemp's Balsam tor the
Throat and Lungs for the cure of Coughs,
Colds, Asthma, Bronchitis and Con
sumption. Kemp's Da'.sam, the stand
ard family remedy, Is sold on a guarantee
and never tails to give entire satisfac
tion. Price 25c. and 60c.
A Terrible Explosion
"Ol a gasoline stove burned a lady
here frightfully," writes 5. E. Palmer,
ol Kirkman, la. The beet doctors
couldn't hesl ths running sore that
followed, but liucklen's Arnica Salve
entirely cured her." Infallible for Outs,
Corns, Sores, Rolls, Bruises, Skin Dis
eases and Piles, 25c at Dr. Kramer's.
LIGHTEST RUNNING PLOW ON EARTH.
CUTS THE CLEANEST FURROW.
Sulphur, Blue Vitro), Etc.