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GRANTS PASS. JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OREGON. THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 1902.
Grants Pass Lodce A. F. & A. M., Ko. 84,
regular communication lirt and third
Saturdays. Visiting brothers cordially
invited. H. C. Bouizkn, W. M.
A. J. I'laa, Sec'y.
Koyal Arch Masons Keame t'hapter No.
2 meets second and fourth Wednesday
Masonic ball. L.L.Jew.!.,
J. E. tetnuioir, Secy. 11. P.
Eastern Star Josephine Chapter, No. 2U
meets tirst and third Wednesday
evenings of each month in Masonic
hall. Mas. H, Zollxb,
Mas. Asn M. Holm an. V. M.
1. O. O. F.,-Golden Kule Lodge No. 78.
meets every Saturday night at I. O. O.
K. hall. . lita M. Davis,
T. Y. Dias, Secy. K. O.
l'aran Encampment I. O O. P. No.
meets second anil fourth Thursday at
1.0. . K. hall, Fbkd Schmidt,
T.Y. Dkah, Kec'y. 0. P.
Kebekahs Etna Rehekah, No. . meets
second and fourth Monday, I. O. O. F.
hull. Esau Hahtshk. N.G.
Mas. J. 11. Drtsieori, Secy.
United Artisans Grants Pass Assembly
No 4U, meets alternate Tuesdava in
A.O. It. W. hall. F. E. Waaix,
Frio Mkmsch, Master Artisan,
Woodmen of the World Rogue Uiver
( amp No. ho, meets second and fourth
Wednesdays at Woodman Hall.
J At. Slovir.
C. E. Maybii, Consul Commander.
Women of Woodcraft Azalea Circle, No.
ltti, meets lirst and third Mondays at
EsTELLA BeBRT, N. G.
W. E. Dkas. Clerk.
Foresters of A merica Court Josephine
No. 2rt, meets each Wednesday except
the tirst, at A. O. U. W. hall.
J. P. Hale, C. R.
G. N. Bolt, F. 8.
Josephine I-odge, No. 112. A. O. IT. W.
meets in A. O. V. W.ball, Dixon build
ing every Monday evening.
.1. 11. Maaue, M. W.
B A. ETANAKn, Kecorder.
II awtho-ne Lodge, No. 21, D. of 11.. A. O.
U. W. meeti every alternate Tuesday
evening in A. O U. W. hall, Diion
huildimr, Mas. A. McCarthy.
Mas. Lvdia Peak, C. of H.
Knights nf Pythias Thermopylae No. 50,
meets each Tuesday nwht 7:30 I. O.
O. F. hall. J. T. Chausse,
To Williavr, C. C.
K. of Jt andS.
Grand Armv of the Republic Gen. Logan
Post No . Hi, meets lirst Wednesday at
A.O. C. W. hall. J. E. Peterson.
Abe Axtell, Adjt. Com
American Order of Steam KnginecTs, Ore
gon Council No. 1, meets lint and
third Saturdays, at A.O. IT. W. hail.
W. H. Kinney.
Hesj. F. MvaicV, Chief Engineer
Corresponding Engineer. .
"QR.-M. C. FINDLEY,
PHYSICIAN and BUKUEON.
Office, corner rooms Tufts' building,
. Phona No. 201. Residence. Kuykendall
house, A st, near 2d, Phone No. 17.
Hours 9 to 12 a, in.: 1:30 to 5:30 p. ru.
Might calls at residence.
G HANTS PASH, OREGON.
Piaeticesin all State and Federal Courts
Office ever First National Bauk.
ti earns Pari,
U. 8. DEPUTY
EORGE H. BINNS,
Office opoaits Hotel Josephine
tiRARTI PASH, " ObEOOSI.
NOTICE OF FINAL SETl'LEMEST.I
Notice ia hereby given that Maurice
Savage, the adiuiuistrator of the estate
of A bra m Cola, deceased, has ren
dered ami presented tor settlement,
and Tiled in said Court, bis final
account of his administration of
I. nl eaiate; and that Fnday, the
twentv-tirsl day of March A. D. I90-,
at nine o'clock a. in. at the Court room
of said Court, at the Court huuse in
(iranta Pass, County of Josephine, has
been duly appointed by the 'Judgeol
aid Court, fur the settlement ol said
bnal account, at which tune and place
any person interested iu laid estate
may appear, and tile his exceptions in
writing, to Hie said account and contest
the same. Malkick Savauk,
Administrator of Eilate of'Abratn Cole,
NOTICE IO CKKDITOUS.
E'taie of Jamei O Mctjee, Deceased.
Notice is hereby given by the under
signed, administrator of t!i estate ol
James O. McGee, deceased, to the
creditor! of, and all persona having
claims against the raid deceased,
to exhibit theiu with th Decest-ary
vouchers, within six niontha after the
tirst publication ol this notice, to the
aid administrator at hie residence at
Williams, in this, Josephine County,
Oregon, or at the ofhee ofAbeAxtell,
the t'rotia e Judge, at Grants Pasa, in
aid County. C. W. Mcukb,
Administrator of the esta'.e ol James
O. Mc'iee, dei-eased.
Iated at Urania Past, Or Fab. 13
Notice to Contribute.
To J R Reeves:
Hotice ia hereby given hy the under
tinned, yqur co oaruer in the placer mm
inn claims situated in the Silver cieek
ruining district, Joaephine county, and
known as claims No. and No 3, located
be A. J.Cobel 1 boa. Crotte and i. K.
KeevMonthe tth day 01 April, IS!,?,
Hie notice ol bleu is recurded at paget
hi and 404, Vol. 10, ol the nuniiik
records of Josephine county, Oregon ;
thai onleae yon contribute and pay to
the aaid nnderaicned co owner within
ninety.davt Iroin the date ol the linn
publication ol this notice, the sum of
Twe Humlred and hmj-Hia Dollars
(f.'tjouOt the same beinn your portion
ol the cost of antiuai labor done on laid
clan, e in order to iwoiect the title there
to durtn the J ears ltflM lSifJ. luOO and
r.Hll, ?oor one-third loiereet in the two
cia.UiS will be lorlened to ynnrHwoer.
January 23, 102.
N. E. JlcC.REW,
TRUCK and DELIVERY
Furniture and Piano
GRANTS PASS, OREGON.
The popular barber (hop
Get your tonsorial work done at
On Sixth Street Three chairs
Bath room id connection
II. II. BARTON,
Pull assortment of Watches, Clocks, Bil
rerwaar and Jewelry. A Good
Assortment of Bracelets and
Clemen' Drug Store.
FineJButter a Specialty
FRONT and FOURTH STS.
SWEETLAND & CO.
FRESH and SALT
"PuO.NX 21 V
If vou have a good team, why
not have a good harness to match?
Get the best you can find for the
If you investigate before you
buy, we are pretty sure to sell you
a set of harness.
All other horse goods up to the
Grants Pass Banking & Trust Co.
t'AIU UP CAPlTAIi STOCK
Transacts a general Hanking business.
Receives deposits subject to checkVir on demand certificates.
Out customers are assured of courteous treatment and every consideration con
sistent ttiili sound hanking principles.
Safety deposit boxes for rent. J. FRANK WATSON, Pres.
R. A. 1100TH, Vice-I'res,
L. I., JEWELL, Cashier.
The First National Bank
OF SOUTHERN OREGON.
Receive deposits subjer't to check or on certificate payable on demand.
Bells sixlit drafts on New York ran Krancisco, and Portland.
Telegraphic transfers sold on all points in the United tatea.
Special Attention given to Collections and general business of our customers.
Collections made throughout Southern Oregon, and on all accessible points.
K. A. 1100TH. Pres.
J. 0. CASII'BEI.L, Vice Pres.
II. I.. 01LKEY, Cashier.
.THE WHITE IS KING.
o t::.L n...i:.. f ai.ri.l
Deauiy 01 I 1111,11, quality w, . .
the limplest. moat complete and beat net
. ... .
pert teachers, easy payments, 01a macoinea taaeu in ruiuPl o ,u..c K""'"
Unarani. nna million, live hundred thousand happv, satisfied osera,; thirty years
ef anrreas, courteous treatment What Mora
We hare ether makes of machines,
K.m. Bond awnnd hand machines cheap.
oil, attachments and repairs. New machines (or rent.
Don ! think ol buying a Sewing Machine until yon have seen tha New Ball
We say "The 'White' is King" ol Sewing Machines and Uicycies. van, tele
phone er write and let us prove it.
WHITE SEWINO MACHINE COMPANY,
Main Office, HOO l'oat St., Han Francisco, Cal.
For Sale By
J. Wolkc, Grants Pass, Ore.
MARBLE AM) GRANITE WORKS.
J. B. FADIHJCK, Paoca.
lam prenered to furnish anything in
of MARBLE or GRANITE.
Nearly thirty years of experience in the Marble business warrants my saying
that I can fill'your orders in the very best manner.
Canlurniah work- in Scoki, Swede or Aaierican Granite or any kindcf
J. B. PADDOCK,
Front Street, Meat to Creene'e Oaaebop.
I King of all Plasters.
The best Plaster for the worst
A weak back Plaster.
Always use Red Cross, none bet
ter price 25 cents.
For Sale by
Oranjt Fronti oppo. Optra House.
Councils instituted iu any part ol llio
8tate desired. Write for circulars, objects
of Order and information te
Bcnj. F. Myrick,
Dpputy Supreme Chief F.ngineer,
GRANTS PASS, ORE.
Ttals algDKtur Is on every box of the jjenutn
Laxative BromoQuinine Tb.u
the remedy that nirc m coltl In dr
Like a Bicycle
Makes the "Whitk" the
Easiest Running Sewing
j (5mi G tops 5gsa1
Fl.tf.nj. nf ricfclan. tha finest workmanahiD
of attachment!, full instruction! ty ex-
..-.! 1 ,1,.
Can You AkT
without ball bearings, new, very cneap
All kinds of sewing macLiDe Needlea
the line ofOmettry eork In any kind
Washington, Mar. 10th, 1902.
As I have previously stated in these
letters the United States is coming to
be regarded more and more, by foreign
nations, as a power in the diplomatic
for Id. The diplomatic receptions of the
secretary ef state, which occur every
Thursday, are more generally attended
than ever before and a few hours spent
in the ante room of the secretary's re
ception room in the state departmen',,
will furnish an opportunity of seeing
practically all of the ambassadors and
miniature accredited W Washington.
Where, a few years ago the diplomatic
days of the Becretary were hardly
observed and only small number of
the secretaries and attaches called,
and perhaps an occasional minister who
had some especial object iu view, today
none of the ambassadors considers that
he is properly fulfilling bis mission to
the United States if he does not attend
at least two days ia the month and pay
bis respects lo the secretary ol state.
Another notable instance of import
ance which this country has attaiutd in
fcuropean eyua ia the elevation of the
minister from Austria Hungary to the
rank of an ambassador. This will of
course, be followed by the elevation of
the United States uiiiiiuter to that
country, Mr. Robert S. McCorinack, to
a like rank. The diplomatic and con
sular bill, which has just passed and
which carries total appropriations of
approximately ;000,CK), will make this
change possibkt. There is at least one
person in Was-hintmi who Joes not
welcome the iucieasvd in p irtance from
the Kuropean stanlp iint of the United
Stalls and that is Miss Alice ltonacvcl ,
following the christening of the
"Meteor" the Kmpror of cienuan)
extended atl invitation to Mine It lire.
veil to v 1 -i t 1 1 : 111 nn her promised trip
to Kumpe at tlm lime ol Hi? coronation
of Kirg Kdward. As it would be i'li
por-biir.e for Miss liouscwlt to accept
the imitation in the nc y pcrnorm1
capacity in whi h she woil.l have
attended cnronilion cpiciiioni and as
a refusal of the in periul l.otpitaiilie
miaM have ncciMoued idrViise, tlie
yiiimn l,dy hu li en ioiiip llel to aba-i
don her liropnn tup entirely fur the
prevent, the president liiillin the vl w
1 lint after llio pp'e d ibe Unitid
States bad spent mi much limn and
eHort iu the enteitaiiiiiient of 1'iiuce
Henry, with a view to ceuienlluu the
friendly relations between tlie United
States and (Jermatiy, it would be mo-l
improper to do any thing which in any
way might undo, by oirending the
supersensitive pride of his Teutonic
Majesty, whatover good may have been
Miss Kooscvclt left last night for a
visit to Cuba where she will be tlie
guest of (.leiioral and Mrs. Leonard
Wood, the trip being something of a
consolation favor in view of the dis
appointment which aiteiidud the fore
going of the European visit. Mi."S
Hoosevelt will be accompanied by Mix.
Harriet Blaine Beale who will also be a
guest ol Mrs. Wood.
One of the events nf the past week in
the senate tvas th. passage of legislative
and executive appropriation. bill which
curries a total appropriation of about
(J5,00O,OO0. Tlieru has been little
attention paid to this bill by lie news
papers for the reason that it contains
provisions for many sinecures for the
proteges o( both political parties and
party organs are uuuble to criticise its
provisions without running amuck
among the lasts of politicians. A mere
line stating that the bill has paased is
all that will be found in the majority of
There is a growing conviction that
Secretary Long will leave the cabinet
about J.iy lirst. It is also said that his
stuceHBor will be Representative Moody
of Massachusetts. Of course llio latter
rumor ia a mailer of puie piulatiou,
but if Mr. Koueevult follows any pre
cedents he will select a Nuw Luglan.l
III lilt .
The senate is actively engaged in dis
cursing the measure popularly known
as the "Ship-subsidy liill". If the bill
becomes a law it will increase the
annual etpenses bf the government by
several millions of dollars but the re-
7i) 111 i 1 mm 1 1 -
Too much houMCwoik wrecks wo
men's nerves. Ami tlm con-tunt
care of children, day and ni'lit, is
I often too tMn for even ai"trm2
woman. A hat'nr l fnee ti lls tho !
story of the overworked liotiw.-wifo
and mother. Iii.rnnj.'id nienm,
leucorrluua and f:iliini; of the ,
womb result from overwork.
Every lioux'ttlfe needs a remedy
to irgulata her iih ii.-i s and to
koep her sensitive feiualo organs
1 in perfect condition.
is dotn? this for thotianl.s of I
Anieriran wonmn to-njr. Itcun-d
Mm. Joncft and ih.U U h Jj aiie
fJl -Brif .r.., Kjr., Feb. 10, iam.
I m w n5v1 tht your W1n nf ('rrlil
! h-1 pit if i tun fvctmir tn-tu-r tlin
' own worst wtth"Ut svor T, uA I 1
' 1 have wr r-.nri. i kiii nc intr my
Wsahc4l IK-t W-s T AD II Ml Hot flflK hit
tir-l. lht .t"W that Xhm Wine ia
inl rt h-urT. ltfor 1 -n Ua:n
W.ne 'i Cstniin, i uMa to nv.) to uy
dr rn '-r - l tiirir rvtrrj i1y, hut
tvm 1 d'JbtH tluii( Irinif tlowD ihfuKti
Utly, Xm, Hivua.hu Juio.
I.M AT IRH.JMH.
am. "IM la''si A ny K4rtimil , I us)
CksaUMwrt MAa.IM , UIUj- ., I ink.
THE GOLDEN DRIFT
The Old Dry Diggings Property to Be Equipped With a
'Gigantic Pumping Plant Which Will Supply
Water the Year Round.
At the Dry Diggings, three miles fiom
town, the giants are pounding away at
the banks of auriferous dirt, with all the
vigor and flltctiveness that 400 feet of
pressure makes possible. The water
supply at the preseut time is insiitlicient
for steady piping, but by means of reser
voirs, the (low is econom;i;d so that
it is possible to pipe for the greater por
tion of the time, and with a full head. An
electric signal is so arranged as to indi
cate when the reservoir is full, so that
no time need be lost in traveling back
and forth from the reservoir to the dig
gings, a convenience of importance. The
present work is being done on tlie llloody
Run slope of the hill ou the eastern pa.it
of the mining ground. The ground here
is about 20 feet deep. There is very lit
tle smooth gravel, the ground consisting
of slide rock and dirt. Very few heavy
rocks are found to contend with and the
ground is, on the whole very easily han
dled. It is quite compact, so that cut
ting would be slow but for the heavy
pressure to which the banks yield readi
ly. Two giants are used; the larger lor
' 1 11 ' i- i,W.J...'. -
cutting the ground and the smaller for
sweeping (he bedrock. The hydraulic
operations are under the supervision of
II. A. Corlis, tho former owner and suc
cessful operator ot the mine. The bed
rock is a granite, rough, but not so hard
but that its surface may be cut aw ay with
the pants, so that almost cveiy particle
of the gold it swept into the race and
The position and slope of llio ground
make the conditions in that regard ideal
for rapid and successful working. The
slope is not steep, yet it is much greater
than (he necessary grade for the sluices.
The operator might work a mile square
of territory without moving liis Hume,
for the grade of the bedrock is steep
enough so that everything runs easily
and naturally to the boies A few shal
low races to direct the (low are all that is
needed, Drfep bedrock cuts are unneces
sary operations here and the question of
dump, so grave with many mines, is one
that never troubles the owners, o( the
The Dry Diggings have been known
and worked since the early days of placer
mining in this country and by many and
various systems, from the pan and rocker
to the more modurn hydraulic, Always
the only drawback has been the scarcity
of water, the only supply available lo
publicans claim that the advantage to
bo derived will more than oirct any
increase in the government outluy. The
democrats on the other hiuid, pronounce
the measure an extravagant and un
necessary form of legislation, 1'ioui a
non-partisan stand point the bill seems
to be clearly in line with the republican
toncy of the past and simply an exten
sion of the protective principle to the
owners of veseals. It will he discussed
until the 17th ol the month and ill be
made the occasion of lunch lurid oratory
on both aides of the senate. Senator
llunna has already broken his lung peri
od ol silence to give his views on the
sul.j 'd ami he presented a moid strikin
appearance as nil did so, Mr. Il.iiina
finds speech-malting a si upend mh and
heating undertaking and nl lie hud
concluded Ins speech, l.e fr-marl. -d,
mopping his brow, an be took hii si in ,
"There! 1 think that ellorl alone earned
me my salary lor this se-sion."
The house is still dvbatiiig the ques
tion as to whether the rural mill routi f
ball Imi carried by salaried employee,,
or by those persons who submit the
lowest bids lor the work to be done and
the matter will come to a vole today.
There have been presented able argo
nauts in both sides of the question but
I believe that a majority in the senate
favor the salary system. At least, all
the western senators to whom I have
talked nn the auhj'-ct have so eiprrssed
Cuban reciprocity rontinues to bu a
source of trouble to the republicans.
The apprehension that any practical
reduction of the sugar and tobacco
schedules in Cuba's Isvor will be made
the occasion of amendments by the
seriate which wiil precipitate a virtual
tantr revision all along the lini leads
many ol the republican members, who
do not consider the time ripe for such
a revision, to Vigorously oppose the
measure reported by the oaya arid
means committee, The caucus ol
Thursday evening was the thud that
baa been held on the subject and the
members seem to be no nearer an agree-,
merit than they were at first, while the
president has made it clear that be will
not concede anything from bis original
patiliou as expressed in Ins message.
The president bat signed the bill
men ol merely modera'o mv our, the two
creels from bnh the water is taken
furnishing wat r lor it run ol 30 lo 0)
days in a rimmm! with the Imliaulic
plan'. Since its acipiifiliou Ij I". W.
and M. CJ. Anient, however, r,,l, pro
perly is t.il.ing on new liie. i i h ulher
uiininif propeiii.'S, it has bcii ii.corpo
rivted as tho "II Men Drift" and ihere is
in preparation a large engineering pro
ject to supply the mine with water from
Rogue river which roll) its great volume
of water along the bwer edge of the pro
perty. The projsct is to build a dam
which will raiso the water of Rogue river
20 feet. The site (or the dam has been
secured and A sawmill will soon be at
work culling lumber for its construction.
The fall thus obtained will furnish the
powirvto operate a pumping plant of suf
ficient 'capacity (o supply several giants
with water nt the mine with good work
ing pressure. The water will be pumped
directly to the giants, an air cli. mber
ciualir.ing the discharge. The main pipe
line will be oO inches in diameter and
about a mile in length. With (his plant
. --mii'-v'cii"'1- 1
'. - .;. - t.: J -m t t j-jaC, 'Wis
oneelinstalled, (he liolden Drift Minim.
Co. will be able toiiiiuke'theinijdiaulic
A. II. Anient, who is associated in the
ownership ol tho mine, is a hydraulic
miner ol more I hau L'O years experience
in California, There. is ajiotion abroad
that the Amenta are "tendcrfi ot", but
this is a mitiiko. They aro'praclica!
men and are not going ubuiit'this enter
prise blindly. 1 lei manufacturers of the
water wheels, pumps, etc, guarantee
their machines to accomplish certain
results under: elated conditions. As lo
thu question of making a dam llay in
Rogue river, every one knows that worse
stream are dammed. If the dam is
rightly constructed, it will. stay.
Another important measure for which
this power will be ulili.ud will be an ir
rigating system. A separate svslimi ol
pumps will raise wuler to u height sul
tlcieiil to cover tlm greater 'pari nf the
valley in which (iianlaTassjis located.
White, the bottom lundt of Hoguu river
uro not in serious need of irrigation,
there are acres on acres of land In the
valley whoso value and productiveness
nill be increased beyond measure by an
irrigating nynloiu of thischuracter. '.The
pi ml is expected to be linishcd and ready
for operation ut the opening ol tho next
milking the census bureau a permanent
purl ol the governmental machinery
hot, by what npp-ars to have been a
I redetermined arrangement between
the vtliiio boiiMi and the conference
comm. lice, I lie piusidcnt is ailtliuli.ed
lo excln lo fruiri the, cl.ioolicd service ull
tlioHc persona wiiose set vices will nol be
required ill the permanent organization.
Tlm disc .very of this fact has canned no
little, iudig.iu'inii al tlie Capitol lor it
iii.-ani llio discharge between now and
July lit, of mum i l.llod clinks, all ol
wliuiu arc protegees of u.eiiiburs ol cou-s're-s.
Oregon Apples In Chlniv.
Cun-ul II. 11. .oilier, stationed at Nlu
Climing, China, has written lo tlie
Oregon .Siatu Hoard ol Horticulture
about the apple market m that country.
"On September IM 1 shipped M boxes
of apples li. .10 rorilund to Mm (,'bwang,
China, vni llio l'ortland ,lt Oriental
Slcaii, -hip Company. These aurelrans
ferrel al Kobe, Japan, to another
steamer bound for New Chwang, which
pi, e ll.i y rea. i,ed .',ov.,iuber 10, 'flint
eie wraj.pe I in paper and packed in
ordinary lilxllx-.'J inch boxes. JO very
box arrived intact. The l.,sa (mm
deterioration vias as follows:
Iten Davis r ,.,.(
Hpiti-iila-rg fl .r ,..
Miamioii 1'ippin 'Jo per cent
Jonathan !,) cent
Red Russian 7j per cent
"I consider the Hen Davis the best
apple for the Oriental trade. California
hips third-grade jellow Newlons to
Cotfla. Some of these are consumed by
foreigners, but most of them go to the
Chinese fruit stands and restaurants.
These apples are usually immature,
wilted and tasteless, and wou d not lie
eaten at home. Ti e Chinese appetite is
"Wong for fresh fruit and apples are in
"The average Chinaman does not dis
tinguish the dilleient qualities of the
same variety ol apples. If the interior
grades ol the proper varieties ol 1'acillc
Coast appl-s could be sent lo China for
the Chinese trade at a low coat, I am
convinced that an extensive and perma
nent market cau bo created. There is
little piwqH-ct ol (bis, huwever, uutil tl
Homes Furnished Complete
New Rocking" Chairs,
New Go Carts,
New Baby Carriages,
New Iron Beds,
rielure M ouldlngs
ia ta' e i In band by a large organixttinn
"A I un I red unll'ions of Chinese can
ba reached from the Pacific Coast of
Ameiica entirely by water transput ta
lon, at low freight rates. This is not
fully appreciated nor understood. Bep
Davis, Yellow Newton and Winesaps
will carry well to these markets. Bald
win, Hpitienberg and Northern Spy will
not succeed. Several thousand boxes of
lieu Davis are shipped to China every
year from Portland, Seattle and Victoria.
The Northern routes art the best for
shipping green fruits. Apple shipments
for all the Northern porta ol China
should be made by October 1, on account
of freezing if they arrive late. If apples
reach North China In good condition,
they will koep well on account of the
dry cold climate.
"A trip through Japan in October
opened my eyes to the possibility
of applegrowing there. I found the
markets well supplied with a fair quality
of apples grown in the northern part of
northern portion of Japan. Tha moat
serious dilliculty is the black fungus, due
no doubt to excessive moisture."
IU. c. Z. XL Column
(Articles for this column are con
tributed by the' Women' Christian
The meeting held at Mrs. Wade's on
Kriday last was interesting and well at
tended in spite of unfavorable weather.
One new member was added to the
union and two visitors wore preseut.
The Loyal Temperance Legion are
planning an Kasler program. These
liltlo people aro keeping their pledge
and doing good work. Their motto is
'Tremble King Alcohol, we shall grow
The women of Norway have recently
exercised thuir privilege of franchise.
In Christiana one half of the votes wore'
cast by women, and six of them were
elected lo the council, A man and hit
wife will sit iu that body, Women's
In justice to Carrie Nation, for whom
the daily press baa bad more ridicule
ihan fairness, it should be generally
niadu known that all the cases against
her have been dismissed by the Supreme
Court. The president of the Kansas
V. C. T. ('., In making her report at
the annual convention, said:
"Now there la one thing that I want
to speak of, and that ia In regard to Mrs.
Natinu. -1 want to correct the mistake
that I think is prevalent all over the
United Status that Mrs. Nation did nol
do anything for Kansas, because it
would be fal-c if I were to say so. The
laws in Kansas have been terribly
violated, particularly In large cities, and
the officers were not eulorcing the law,
so that In many cases the joinla were
coming in, Mrs. Nation struck the
blow that aroused the people of Kansas,
sud the women of Kansas went to work
all over the state, and tha W. 0. T. U.
took advantage of the rise in public
sentiment In favor of temperance, and
held mass meetings every where, and
our organization gained largely in mem
bership. The result o( the Nation cru
sade, as it Is known-4ii Kansas, nave us
what Is known as the Ilurrel Kill, which
pla -es the sale of intoxicants by drug
gists under both state and national
supervision. Within two (lays I have
received a message that a district Judge
in the eastern part ol Kansas has made
a ruling that the express agent that
delivers any Intoxicating goods to any
person lias broken the prohibitory law
jo-t as much as though he sold it."
The American Friend.
WOOD COOK D
Nearly a car load of new goods received
in tho past'wcekpriceB right; satisfaction
Wall Papers Immense variety 3 to
GOo double roll nil the between prices. ""
Houselinings and Tacks. '
Shooting Affrayncar Ahlo.nd,
II. C, Messenger, a well k nown saw
mill man operatiug neaOAshlaiidehot
and, probably fatally wounded JJ. P.
Cotton, another taw mill man. Mes-
senger.was running .Cotton's niill.'under
lease, llie shooting was the outcome of
aiiuurrel over monevTniatters. Cotton
badi.notlliedjileasenger not to baul any
more;iuiuber,froiu the;mill nntil be bad
settled up. Moseenger persisted in
loading bis .waironsi.Cotton attuniDtlnir
toitbrow the lumber .'off. This led to an
aitorcatlon.,.in,; which,;:Cotton struck
Messenger in the face. . Measemrer drew
a S8 call bra revolver and shot, the bul
let entering Cotton's right (side, strik
ing thepiue and paralysing, tha lower
part ol on body. Messenger claims
that Cotton, was reaching lor a club
wken be abot. Messenger was between
the hind wheels of the waiion with no
opportunity of eluding Cotton, lie de
livered liiuisoll up. to tho authorities and
was released on furnishing bonds .of
If a newspaper re poller gets much
news of the Southern Pacific coal mine,1
east of Medford, be must of necessity
ae provided with a handspike, four
inch hawser, and a donkey engine; but
for this closeness in business matters, no
persou has a license to censure the com
pany. If they wore to advertise their
business broadcast ovor the country,
many of their well laid plans, like well
laid eggs, would become addled, and all
would come to naught. However, It is
Uarusd that ilia tunnel is now in 200
feet and that a fairly good quality of
coal is being found. Just hour far this
experimental tunnel will be driven Is
nut publicly written but in all proba
bility it will not step short ol BOO feet.
The coal Is said to be, juJgiug from that
found on the dump, a good locomotive
burning article and the width of Uie
vein is guessed to be about five feet,
although this Is nol all high grade goods.
The new drilling plant has been set up
and tho drill started. Mail.
I.a-it Saturday all the would bs detec
tives and would-be sleuths in Ashland
were hot on the trail of ll.uinatt, tha
murduror ot Nora Fuller in San Fran
cisco. A nun was seen and ruitiy were
sure he was the guilty party, Chiut of
I'uliee U. W. Smith hunted up de
scription of Bennett and thou trailed the
suspect who was found to bs Kdgar B.
Pratt, a recent arrival In Ashland and
alio not long since purchased the Kil-
gora place near town. Town Talk.
myai mmina pnwntn bo., nrw vmm. '