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GRANTS PASS. JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1902.
JOSEPHINE COUNTY OFFICERS.
Road in ester ...
R. L. Bartiett
T. P. Judson
J. T. Taylor
......H C. Perkins
T. A. Hood
Geo. W. Lewis
Mayor W. F. Kremer
Auditor and Police Judge R. L. Davis
Treasurer Col. V. Johnon
City Attorney C. E. Maybee
Marshal John Lockhardt
Street Supt John Patrick
Councilman Geo. H. llinns
A. C. Hough, J. H. Williams, C.
E. Harmon J. A. Kehkonf. Harry
Lewis, Herbert Smith, Henry Schmidt
Grants Pass Lodge A. F. & A. M., No. 84.
regular communication tint and third
Saturdays. Visiting brothers cordially
invited. H. (J. llouizis, vV. M.
A. J. Ptas, See'y.
Roval Arch Masons-Reames Chapter No.
'28 meets second and fourth Wednesday
Mstnnic hull. L. L. JkwKLL.
J. E. Pbtiksoh. Secy. H. P.
Eastern Star Josephine Chapter, No. 2b
meiu tirt and third Wednesday
evemmis of each month in Masonic
hall. Mas. H. Zoixsu
AMNA M. HOLHAII.
O. 0. F., Golden Rule lAMlge No. 78
meets every Saturday night at I. O. O,
v ii.ii lira M. Davis.
t! Y. Ds. fiecv. N. G.
Psran Cnraninnent I. U. O. F. No.
meets second and fourth Thursday at
I. 0. (. F. hall, Fain Schmiiit,
T Y. Deak. Sec'v. C. P.
Reliekahs-Etna Rebekah, No. 4!, meets
.u.,.nii ,i fmirth Mondav. I. O. O. r.
hall, Ksaia Haktmah, N.G.
Mas. J. II. Disisok, Secy.
Ilnitl Artisans-Grants Pass Assembly
K,, aii iimU alternate Tuesdays in
A.O. U. W. hall. F. E. Wsstz,
Faio Micnscu, Master Artisan
Woodmen of the World-Rogue River
( amp No. 55, meets second and fourth
Wednesdays at Woodman Hall.
J as. Slovib,
C. E. MiTiii, Consul Commander.
Women of Woodcraft Azalea Circle, No.
1K2, meets first and third Mondays at
EsTSLLA BXBBY, N. U.
W. E. Dxas, Clerk.
Foresters of America Court Josephine
No. 2H, meets each Wednesday except
G. N. Bolt, F. 8.
Josephine Lodge, No. 112, A. 0. U. W.-
meeis in a, u. u. .un,
ing every Monday evening.
J. H. MAD,
B A. Itahasd, Recorder.
Hawthorne Ledge, No. 21. D. of 11.. A. O.
U. W. meets every alternate Tuesday
evening in A. 0 U. W. hall, Dixon
buildinir. M. A. McCastiiv,
Mai. Lvdia Dean, C. of H.
Knights of Pythias Thermopylae No. 60,
meets each Tuesday night 7:30 I. O.
. F. hall. J. T. Chausse,
Tom Williavs, C. C,
K. of R and S.
(Jr.ml Armv of the Renublic-Gen. Loean
I'ust No. meets lirst Wednesday at
A. O. 1'. W. hall. J. E. Pitxrsos.
American Order of Steam Engineers, Ore
gon Council ro. I, meets seconu aim
fourth Saturdays, at A. O. U. W. hall.
Bkiu. F. Myrick, t hief Engineer
R. M. C. FINDLEY,
PHYSICIAN and BURGEON.
Otlice, corner room Tulls building, Phone
No. ML. Resideiice, Kuykendall house, A
at, near id. Phone No. 17.
Hours Dto 12 a. in.; 1:30 to 5: JO p. m.
light calls at residence.
GRANTS PASS, - OREIJON
Piaetlceein all State and Federal Courts
Office over First rational tJana.
U. S. DEPUTY
HORGE H. BINNS,
OBce opposite Hotel Josephine
SiAirtPiie, - 0mo
Extra Family Flour
Aad Everything that goea with First-
Far aale by J. M. Chiles. E. A,
Wads and T. B. Cobnkix.
Oall (or It; tanie price aa other brands
N. E. McGREW,
TRUCK and DELIVERY
Furnltira and Piano
GRANTS PASS, OREGON.
TH popular barber shop
Get your tonsorial work done at
On 8ixth Street Three chain
Bath room in connection
II. II. BARTON,
Full assortment of Watches, Clocks. 8il
rerwear and Jewelry, A Good
Assortment of Bracelet! and
Clement' Drug Store).
J. M. CHILES'
Fine Butter a Specialty
FRONT and FOURTH ST3.
SWEETLAND & CO.
FRESH and SALT
Every vStrap Right
Our Harness is not ouly showy, in tbe best sense,
because made tastefully and stylishly made, but it is made
with care for every detail. Each strap is just right, and
every buckle is made of right stock and every stitch is
good thread. Such leather goods are in demand and we
supply just such trade.
Grants Pass Banking & Trust Co.
I'AIO IP CAPITAL STOCK
Transacts a general Hanking business.
Receives deposits subject to check or on demand certificates.
Our customers are assured of courteous treatment and every consideration con'
tent wilh sound banking principles.
Safety deposit boxes for rent.
The First National Bank
OF SOUTHERN OREGON.
. Receive deposits subject to check or on certificate payable on demand.
Bells sight drafts on New York Ban Francisco, and Portland.
Telegraphic transfers sold on all points in the United States.
Hpeclal Attention given to Collections and general business of our customers.
Collections made throughout Southern Oregon, and on all accessible points.
R. A. BOOTH. Pres.
J. C. CAMPBELL, Vice Pres.
It. L. 01I.KKY, Cashier.
.THE WHITE IS KESG....
tetnty ofjf Ialsh, Quality ef MaUrUl,
the sliipleet, most complete and best eel of attachments, lull instructions by ex
pert teachers, easy payments, old machines taken in exchange, the fullest possible
gaararrtet, en million, five hundred thousand bappr, satisfied users, thirty years
ef lore, courteous treatment Whst Men Caa Yea Aik?
IT hare ether make of machines,
gem good second band machines cheap. All kinds of sewing machine Needles
ell, attachment and repairs. New machines for rent.
Den't think of buying a Sewing Machine until you have seen the New Ball
W say "The 'White' is King" ol
phone r writ and let ns prove it.
' t . , . v r- a
MARBLE AND GRANITE WORKS.
J. B. PADPOCK, Psora.
I am prepared to furnish anytbiog in
of MARBLE or GRAJIITE.
Ksarly thirty year of experience to
that I can fill your orders In th very
Caa furnish work in Scotch, 8wd
J. B. PADDOCK,
Front Btreer, Next to Greene' Oaaebop.
Councils trgaaized In any fpart of the
Slate desired. Write fer circulars, objects
of Older aad iatormstion te
Benj. F. My rick,
D-puty .Supreme Chief Isgineer,
The Great Poultry Food
Orange Fronti oppo. Opera House.
rbls signature Is on every box of the genuine
Laxative Bromo-yuinine Tabuu
the remedy that cores eoM Us one day
J- FRANK WATSON, Pres.
11. A. 1I00TH, Vice-Pres.
I.. L. JEWELL, Cashier.
Like a Bicycle
Makes the "Whitk" the
Easiiest Ruuning Sewing
Eltjanc ef Dtilja, th finest workmanship
without ball bearings, new, very cheap
tewing Machine and Bicycles. Call, tele
r . 1 1 . i uiMmur muni ii.
wnin itninu mni.nirsc vumrnrti,
Main Office, 300 Post St., San Francisco, Cal
For Sale By
Grants Pass, Ore.
the line ol Cemetery work ia any kind
th Marble business warrant my aayiog
or American Granite or any kiadef
Tho New Tax Lexw.
At the last session of the legislature a
new law was passed in regard to the col
lection of taxes, which law took effect
on Dec. 1, 1901, and its substance is as
1. If you pay your taxes on or before
March IS you will be allowed a rebate
of 3 per cent.
2. If you pay your taxes between
March 15 and up to and including the
first Monday iu April, there will not be
any rebate neither will there be any
penalty or interest added.
3. If your taxes are not paid on or
before the first Monday of April, thoy
will become delinquent, when there will
be added a penalty of 10 per cent, and
the tax will also draw interest at the
rate of 12 per cent per annum In addi
tion to the penalty.
4. If you pay one-half of your taxes
on or before the first Monday in April,
then the remaining half may run up to
and including the first Monday la Octo
ber following; but it the last half of
tax due is not paid by the first Monday
of October it becomes delinquent, and
there will be added to such balance, a
penalty of 10 per cent, and in addition
such balance will bear interest at the
rate of 12 per cent per annum from the
first Monday in April until paid.
6. On all personal property taxes, if
oue-half is not paid on or before the
first Monday in April, the law compels
the sheriff to levy up on and collect the
same alter May 1st, hence to prevent a
levy upon personal property after May
1st it will be necessary for one half to be
paid as above stated.
6. The law compels the sheriff to sell
all lands on which taxes have not been
paid, and that such sales shall not be
hold later than March 1st of the year in
which the tax levy is made.
7. The property will be sold to the
person bidding the lowest rate of inter
est, and certificates will be issued thore-
for, and deeds given to such property
sold, unless redeemed within three
years from the date of such sale.
Brain Food Nonsense.
Another ridiculous food fad has been
brandtd by the most competent author i
ties. They have dispelled the silly
notion that one kind of food is needed
for brain, Vnother for muscles, and still
another for hones. A correct diet will
not only nourish a particular part of the
body, but it will sustain every other
part. Yet, however good your food may
be, its nutriment is destroyed by indi
gestton or dyspepsia. You must pre
pare lor their appearance or prevent
their coming by taking regular doses of
Green's August Flower, the favorite
medicine of the healthy millioua. A
few doses aids digestion, stimulates the
liver to healthy action, purifies tbe
blood, and makes you feel buoyant and
rigorous. You can get Dr. Q. Q. Green's
reliable remedies at Di. Kremer's.
Uet Green's Special Almanac.
District C. E. Convention
A meeting ol the executive committee
of the Ashland 0. E. union was held at
the home of the president Mrs. D. L
Rice, Monday evening. Its purpose was
to arrange a program for the district
rally on tbe occasion of the visit of John
Willis Baer, of Boston, March 6th. Tbe
program was outlined and assurances
received that many visitors from the
district would be present. Rev. C. W.
Hays, wilh Grants Tats Endeavorers
and Rev. 8. II. Jones and delegates
ftom Jacksonville and Medford are com'
ing. The following as to tbe personality
of the General Secretary, John Willie
Baer, will be of interest: "Since 18IX)
that is, during all the years of Christian
hndeavor's enormous growth the iin
portant post of general secretary has
been held by one young man, John
Willis Baer. lie was born March 2
182, on a farm near Rochester, Minn
but spent bis boyhood in Cleveland
ror two years ha was engaged in tbe
newspaper business in Cedar Rapids
la., and for five years held a responsible
position with the Van Dusen Elevator
Company, .Minneapolis. Ho was a sue
cessfnl young business man, therefore,
when he was called to his work ; but at
tention had been directed to him
because he was far more than a business
man. Ilis eloquent tin;ue, his I in
passioned earnestness, his ready wit
anu nia guuiul, unfailing courtesy,
exhibited in Christian Endeavor work
in his own state, marked him as a 0
person for the wider field. Tidings,
Every person who Is in apositiou to
juds-e, who has been interviewed on tl
prospects, has predicted an unprecedent
ed rsub to the Pacific North est durin
March and April, the months of the
Immigrant excursions. J. M. Ilanna-
ford, third vice president and bead of
the traffic department of the Northern
Pacific Railway Company, is in Port
land. In an interview lie said Friday :
"Everything poinls to th largest Immi
gration th Pacific Northwest ha known,
and I would not be surprised if all the
trans continental roads were taxed to
their fullest carrying capacity as soon
as tbe low rales go into effect. Th
Northern Pacific will be amply prepared
for th rush, however, having added
largely to it equipment. Other roade
have made similar preparation. Much
valuable assistance will b given this
westward movement of population by
th Lewis and Clark Ei position to b
held in Portland in I'XNi. The aJverti-
ing this event will give th Pacific North
west, cannot be over estimated."
If, in th paet you have had trouble
with your typewriter ribbon, (end a
sample order to K. L. King, 218 Sansome
Street, San Francisco, and see if yoo
can't get a better ribbon for seventy
five cent than you have been paying a
dollar for. (7.00 a dosen, any color and
for any machine, K. L. Kino,
Pacific Coast General Agent.
218 Saosorae St., San Francisco, Cal.
Teachers' Local Institute, '
On next Saturday, February 8, 1902,
Superintendent Lincoln Savage will
hold a teachers' local institute in the
High school building. Tbe following
program has been arranged :
MORNING SK8SION 9 :30.
Opening Bong by the assembly
Civil Government Nora Sydow
Reading in Multigrade Schools..
Mrs. G. A. Savage
Principles of Education
frof. F. E. Young
Writing Callie Heslin
AFTERNOON SESSION 1 :30
alue ol School Exercises. . . May Button
hyaiology Myrt'e Renshaw
Geography in 3d and 4th Grade
Work Lillian liogan
Pictures and their Value In Prim
ary Work Florence Akin
Grammar Graded Lessons". . . .
Platinum In Southern Oregon.
An Ash'and dispatch to th Telegram
Considerable cemmeut has bean made
of lata in th local press in the Oregon
mining distriots as to the existence
platinum in commercial quantities
within th slate. Specimens of this
mineral have been panned by pros
pectors from the gravels of the Uinpqua
river. The beach sands on the coasts
f Curry and Coo counties yield plati
num and osmiridium, but not workable
values, and a few ounces of platinum
have been saved yearly for a number of
years from some of the placer mines on
the headwaters of tbe Illinois riyar, in
The Simmons-Cameron mine has prob
ably afforded the most of this precious
metal from the Illinois. Practically all
the world's product of platinum up to
this time has been washed from alluvial
gravels. Iu recent years the country
bordering on placer diggings yielding
platinum has been prospected closely to
find the metal associated with veins, but
there have been only three instances of
success in the whole world, and lha
third is a recent discovery in Wyoming
Th other two are in Russia and Canada.
Th one in Canada ia not deemed of com
mercial importance. Tbe Wyoming dis
covery reported by Professor Wilbur C
Knight in th Engineering and Mining
Journal, and further authenticated by
Denver assayers, should be of consider
able interest to Oregon miners, par
ticularly in those district of Southern
Oregon where placer platinum is found.
It should stimulate thorough prospect-
ng of ledges in position to have fed such
placer and cause a closer scrutiny on
tbs part of assayers to note th presence
of this metal. The Wyoming discovery
is in the Rambler copper mine, 00 miles
southwest of Laramie, in the Medicine
rroiessor Knight says that very re
cently thejDenver assayers, while at
tempting to account for the variation in
the assay value of th Rambler ores,
discovered that platinum was present
and usually In paying quantities. This
brought about an Investigation and
numerous sample were tested, it was
found that platinum was present in ores
from all parts ol the mine, but more
especially from the blue copper ore,
sulphide known as covellite. It is not
known yet whether the platinum is
found in tbe metallic state or as a com
pound. A quantity of the ore is being
worked at the state university labora-
rory, and sevetal Colorado chemists are
reported at work on sample to ascertain
the nature of the platinum in the ore
and also to discover other rare elements
Tbe assays reported give .00 ounc to .5
ounca platinum to th ton. The vein
occur in a schistose formation that is
only a short distance from granite.
From all we know of the conditions
surrounding platinum deposits, thero
ought to he more hope of finding plati
num mine in tbe Southern Oregon dis
tricts named and in one California dis
trict, than elsewhere in the west. Tli
metal. is nearly indispensable for sevetal
important uses, and there is no other
metal that can replace it in some appli
cations which are made of it. It is now
worth about the same in gold.
Haved Her C lilld s Life.
In Hire weeks our chubby little buy
was changed by Pneumonia almost to a
skeleton", writes Mrs. W. Watkins, ol
Pleasant City, 0. "A Urrible cough set
in, that, in spite of a good doctor's treat
ment Inr several weeks, grew worse
veiy day. We then used Dr. King
New Discovery for Consumption, and
eur darling was skiii sound ami well.
We ara sure this grand medicine saved
hi life." Million know it' the only
sure cur for Coughs, Colds and ail
Lung diseases. Dr. Kramer guarantees
satisfaction. 60c, 1. Trial bottles free
Enoyable Winter Trip.
A winter trip to Southern California
and Arizona via the famous bhasia
Route is one never to be forgotten. Re
newed acquaintance with this section
will ever develop fresh points of interest
and added sources of enjoyment under
its sunny skies, in the variety of inter
eats and added industries, In its prolific
vegetation and among it numberless
resort of mountain, shore, valley ami
Two trains leave Portland daily
morning and evening for California.
Thee trains ar (quipped with the
matt improved pattern of (tandard aud
tourist sleeping can, and th low rates
plac th trip ia reach of all.
Among the Army retirements that
will take place during th year are
Msjor-Generals Otis, Brook and Wliea-
I tnn, Surgeon General Sternberg, Colonel
Gneuther, Fourth Artillery; Colonel
Ilooton, Seventh Infantry ; Cidonet
Auman, Twenty-fifth Infantry, and Cul
onel Spargin, Fourth Infantry. The age
retirement last year were 25 in all ; the
a retirements thi )nr will be il; In
1W3 thtr will be 32, and In l!KM there
will be 41, as th list (lands at preient.
ENTERED HER CLAIM
By FRANK H. SWEET.
ttkwrlffiet, imi, br AuUra triadlfjM.)
LELIA STAUNTON had (rone to
Florida with the intention of
tutting up a homestead; but had been
at her brother-in-law a there three
weeks now without hearing- of a
single vacant piece. One day he came
iu with a radiant face.
I've found a prize for you, Leila,"
he exclaimed. "A German who lives
two miles from here has just been
left a fortune at home, and is going
back, lie entered his elalm nearly
three years ago, and ha made quite a
lot of improvements; but of course he
doesn't mind them now lie leave this
afternoon, an then the land becomes
pulilio property. I asked him if hs had
spoken of it to anyone, and he said
only to the postmaster. lie received
the news this morning, and told the
postmaster about it. I have been able
to no him some service, and when I
epoke about you he seemed pleased,
and aald that he would like you to
have the land and the Improvements.
He Mid he would like to think of tbe
place helnnclng to some of my people.
Now, the sooner you file your claim, the
better. I will go with you to-morrow,
if you Uk."
Why nut at onoeT" asked Lelia,
I have an engagement thi after
noon, and can't possibly get off. Dut
we'll start early in the morning."
That might be too late. It s only
IS miles to Gainesville. Why can't I
"Well, I don't know," thoughtfully.
I hardly like the Idea of your going
alone. Still, time Is Important, as you
say, and the road Is good, and you are
a splendid rider. You could make it in
three hours, and spend the night with
Sirs. Wilson. Under ithe circum
I would better fro," ah Interrupt
ed. "Good I Now,-if you will pleaat
saddle the horse, I will get ready."
Her brother-in-law's place was in
th outskirts of a small town, and as
lis went toward th stable hs beard
hasty footsteps outside the fence
which separated him from the street.
snd presently a strong, athletic flgur
vaunted over and came toward him.
"I beg your pardon, Mr. Olfford,"the
stranger said, hurriedly, "but let me
have a horse for a fewhoursT My broth
er said that you kept the best horse
"Not to let, though," answered Mr,
Clifford, rather coldly. Who 1 your
"Henry Wayne, the postmaster. Yon
see, I only reached here to-day, and
Henry baa been telling me aomethtng
which renders my presence In Gaines
presalve, and he looked out across his
orange grove as though In search of an
answer to some unspoken thought.
"I am in a great hurry," hinted Mr.
Wayne, after a prolonged alienee, "and
I will pay you well."
"I want no pay," hastily. Then with
a sudden change of voice: "Yes, I thluk
I can let you hsve a horse, but I do
not warrant his speed."
Leading the way to th stable, hs
pointed to a large gray.
"That m the strongest on In the
stable," he aald; "you can hsva him If
you like. The black Is faster, but I
reserve 111 in especially for the side
saddle; and the two hays hare been
working this morning."
Five minutes later he led the black
horae to the stile. Leila was waiting
"Who was that gentleman?" ah
"A Mr. Wayne. He Is golnstoOaln-
tllls. I let him have the gray horse.
"Ihe gray horse! she echoed, as
she sprang lightly Into th saddle.
"Why, that Is the plow horse. Hs could
go faster on foot."
"So I think," coolly, "but I found be
Is after th very piece of land I told
you about. He has gone by the mala
rosd; you must take the short cut
through the ) ve oaks. That will save
you two miles, and allow you to avoid
him. He might recognise the black
horse." He took a slip of paper from
bis pockethook and handed It to h
"that contains all the necessary in
formation about the homestead, he
admonished. "Give It to the clerk
whose name is on the back. He knows
me, and will see that your entry I
made oorrectly. Now go, and don't
spare the whip."
"I.ella was a good rider, as he hsd
said, and it was not long before ah
had passed through the live oaks to the
main road. Tbe stranger was not in
For half an hour she sped on, th
hors taking the rosd almost as light
ly a a bird; then suddenly a piece of
newspaper rattled arrose their path
aud tbe horae shied violently, throw
ing her Into the bushes.
Fortunately, she was not much hurt;
but as she roee to her feet a sharp
twinge told her that one of her ankles
was sprained. The horse was nibbling
tussock grass a few yards away.
"Dick, Irlckl Come, Dlckl" she
Mjaxed. limping toward him.
Dut Dick was in a playful mood, and
is she advanced he retreated. She fol
lowed him several rods, then he
whirled and trotted hack over the road
they hsd come, l-elia watched him un
til he disappeared. She did not feel
s1le to walk any far! her, to she sat
fown upon a stone to consider. Gaines
vllle was six miles nay, her horns
nearly ten, and hi-r ankle wo growing
worse. Clearly there was nothing to
Jo but wait for some chance passer to
some to her asxutance.
An hour went hy, then she heard th
faint tap, tap of hoof oeuts in the die
tance. Presently a grey hors ap
peared, and behind him was Dick, ap-
yOKKKHH-I .ant one good worker In
every community for alsmt four
weeks. There is good money in It If you
are wllllmr to ruiile. I want a Kootl irin
lor es h of the followiriK places: Merlin,
l.elsnd. Wo I Creek. Wilderville, Krvilen,
Kertiv. WaMu. Allhuuae. llrowntown. Wi
nona. Flai er, (ialice. II you went to work
write immediately, giving tiranle Pass ref
erences, a r. . iw.iii
Kodak films (rush every week at the
Next to Laytow Hotel.
Where you can get Everything for the House.
Mattings Last week we offered a few pieces of special carpet
at exceptional bargains they were too. There are
only a few rooms of them left. Bring along the meas
ure of the room with you. Get one before they are all
goue now for the 1
This week we place on sale one lot special mattings
lO C13NTS ' i PJELO, YltX
Another lot of Dustloss Floor Oil Brushes have
anivod. Wo are Bole agents for them. - -
Brooms Bissell'g Sweepers from 20c. to $3.65.
parently being led by th rider of th
gray. A they appeared, in recog
nised her brother-in-law plow horse,
and the rider was, of course, after the
very land aha wanted, tier heart
I suppose this Is your horse." The
voice was rich and musical, and as the
stranger lifted his hat she noticed that
his face was strong and scholarly. "I
met him down the road, and thought
that lie had run away. Ah, you ar
hurt," as ue essayed to step forward.
Here, let me asaist you." He sprang
from his horse, throwing the bridle f
the black over his arm as he did so.
My gray will stand all right. ' I am
afraid his owner tnought I was a poor
horseman, and so gave me a steed that
was safe. Easy, now; lean on me." 1
He assisted her to the saddle, and
then examined the girths and bridla to
see that everything was secure.
Do you think you ar abl to to
alone?" he asked.
Oh, certainly. Th bush broke
my fall. I think that my ankle will k
all right by to-morrow."
"Well, then, I will not try to keep up
with you. My horse 1 very deliberate
In hi movements, and I doubt it I
reach town before dark. Oood-by."
As she rode on, Leila's emotions were
a curious mixture of exultation aad
dismay. Bhe could be first to enter
claim to the land, but In doing so she
almost felt that she would be taking
n unfa' advantage of th man who
had come to her assistance. At times
she thought of stopping and waiting
for him to come up, and of explaining
everything, and offering him a fair
race, lhen she would think of her
mother, and of her brother-in-law, and
of the German who had said that be
ould like her to have the land. Of
course she had a better right to ltthsa
this stranger; and of courss it would
be the height of folly for her to throw
away any of her advantage.
Hut she could not quite satisfy her
self; and th thought of th stran
ger Jogging along on th old plow
horse accompanied her Into town,
and Into the land office, and grew
tronger when she knew that th
homestead was securely In her pos
session Enrly th next morning ah started
on her return trip, and soon after
leaving town overtook th old gray
horse and hi rider, moving- slowly
back toward home.
"I am glad to see yon looking so
well," said Mr. Wayne, aa ah reined
In her horse In answer to his saluta
tion. "I hope your adventure of yes
terday caused you no Inconvenience.
"Very little, thank to yon."
They rode on for some minute In
silence, then Mr. Wayne looked at
If you are not In a hurry, he
said, "I will do my best to make th
old gruy keep up
I have the day before me, and
will Ui glnd to have company."
Thank you." lht-u: "Wd you en
ter your claim all right?"
Lelia ft im lied and looked at him In
quiringly. He laughed frankly,
I reoognlrrd your hors a on
I bad seen iu Mr. OifTord's stable, snd
I put on thing and another togeth
er, lint don't think t harbor the
least III feeling towurd the old gray,'
he went on, quickly, patting th an
linul aa lie epoke; "he aud I ar get
ting on famously together. And redly
ml truly awl honestly, Mis"
"Thnuk you -Miss Stauntom, I am
thousand times obliged to you fof
obtaining that land. You see, my
brother was wild
about my getting
it, and his enthusiasm wa so eonte-j
gloua I never paused to consider th
consequences. Now, I am a lawyer,
and I think I see a good opportunity
down here for me to practio my pro
fession. Dut suppose I had buried
myself out on that homestead? Why,'
It would have been th extinguishing
of both the profession and myself.
Not but what It 1 a flu piece of.
land," hastily, "and a prise to any-j
one who can afford to live on it th
necessary five years. Hut you see I
oould not do that and practice."
Leila looked at him searchlngly.
"Ar you In earnest?" she asksd.
"Iteally and truly and honestly, at)
I Just obaerved."
Bh looked relieved.
"I am glad to hear It," h (aid.
"I wa afruld that I I might not
have acted quit fairly by yoo."
When they reaohsd th hous of
Mr. Olfford they lound th owner,
alisent Mr. Wayn assisted Lelia toj
dismount ana wok iqi norsee w
stable. Then he cam back to th
porch to say good-by.
"It has been a very pleasant ride,"
he aald, earnestly, and aomethtng In
his voire brought a warmer eolor to
her face. "May I call again?"
Th color grew deeper, and some
thing of her embarrassment evea
crept Into her voia aa lb answsrsd:
P "TH, ertsdnly.'
Notice ia hereby given that the
superintendent of Josephine county
will hold the regular examination of
applicants for state and county papers
at Grants Pass aa follows :
TOB STATS FAFXHS.
Commencing Wednesday. February
12, at 9 o'clock a. m., and continuing
until Saturday, February 15, at 4
o'clock p. m.
Wednesday Penmanship, history,
spelling, algebra, reading, school law.
Thursday Written arithmetic, the
ory of teaching, grammar, book-keeping,
physics, civil government. '
Friday Physiology, geography, men
tal arithmetic, composition, physical
Saturday Botany, plane geometry,
general history, English Literature,
FOB COUNTS' rAPXES.
Commencing Wednesday, February
12, at 9 o'clock a. ni., and con
tinuing until Friday, February 14,
at 4 o'clock p. m.
riHST, SXOOKD, AlfO T1IIHD QUIDS '
Wednesday Penmanship, history,
Thursday Written arithmetic, the
ory of teaching, grammar, school
Friday Geography, mental arith
metic, physiology, ciyil government.
Wednesday Penmanship, orthogra
phy, reading, arithmetic.
Thursday Art ol questioning, the
ory ol teaching, method, physiology.
i County Supt.
See Voorbles about Kodaks and Supplies
Tbe Oregon Ian aaya their last appli
cant for a position a reporter (aid ha
bad ben devoting his attention princi
pally to writing poetry, and bad not
much experience In the lass graceful
but serious and useful branches of liter
ature, but hs was willing to learn, m
was sent eut to look fer news, and at tbe
end of the day turned in the following:
"Two old pioneers, who came to Port
land when it waa nothing but a hole In
th forest, whsr deer galloped through
the tall fir trees, the top of which seem
ed to reach th very sky, and down be
low tbe old Willamette Laundry, on
what is now the New Clarendon tlotel
property, back ol tbe mill belonging to
the Peanoyer estate. But that wa be
fore the days of steam logging and the
taut cables which now so often snap in
twain, endangering and sometime tak
ing the live of hardy loggers, one of
whom ia now In Good-Samaritan Hos
pital with a compound comminuated
fracture of th lower left jawbone, which,
although exceedingly painful, la not
necessarily dangerous, lie wa resting
easily when seen by an Oregouian re
porter last night, and bis early recovery
sesuis (probable." , Gsil
CHe was informed Athat tbe poetic in
stinct was too extensively developed in
him to allow ol bis, aver becoming use
ful as a reporter, and he wa advised to
stick to poetry. On investigation it was
found that tbe paragraph he had turned
In had been faked, and tbat he bad
seen no man In any hospital.