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POGUE RIVER COURIER
GRANTS PASS, OREGON.
' Subscription Rates:
One Yer, In rdvaoce,
Tbree Months, -
I- l. l . -. !,,.. ht nn Tilt V f
1W2, the subscription rat of the (oiama
will be raised to ll.fiO per yw. Anywtao
pava their subscription now get the ben
utof the cheaper rule.
Furnished on application at the office, or
A. E. VOOKHIK3, PROl'H. & Mnor
Entered at the post office at OranU
Oregon, aa second-class mall matter.
THURSDAY. JUNE 12, 1U02.-
On-Ron won tlie liiKlii-Ht Jx-rocntiiKe
of prizes at the Clmrlciiton eximidtion
of any state in tlio Union. Ttiia in
productive of a fccliiiR of a;ret satis
faction but not aurjiriKo, for Oregon in
alwaya a prize winner. Tlio Oregon
exhibitors received 2.V) mi-dula and di
plomas. Many of the farmers it is said, voted
wrong on the liojj qnestion. The
proposition read "For swine running
at large yen no. " Home voted "yes"
that the awino miglit run; others said
"no" that the swine, might run,
voting against the measure. The bogs,
howhever, are not to be Imprisoned
This spring for the first time in
ninny years, tlio report that "the fruit
is all killed" lias not been in circula
tion. Often spring frusta thin the
fruit crop more or less, liut the fruit
never was "all killed" in this
country and probably never will be.
For one season at least wo have had
a relief from this perennial falsi'
The connty lilgli school projiosition
carried by a good majority, though It
is uoticeablethat some of the precincts
gave majorities against it. l'rotmhly
the question was Imicrfectly under
stood as the county high school is
more to the advantage of the out of
towu people than those wlio live in
town as it gives all the students of
the county equal privileges in the
high school, while heretofore, they
have been required to pay tuition.
It ia said that Governor (leer will
probably call a B-clal session of the
legislature in order to place statu olll.
ccra on flat salaries. The nowlyjcloot
ed legisltors do not look with entliu
aiasm on this move as they wish, or
aro supioscd to wish, to have the
honor of this ooriitlon themselves.
The people generally do not share this
feeling of opiHwition. They want the
salaries flat toned and the quicker the
butter, and aro not particular who
dooa it. They would Ik) glad to see
itjdone as soon as )osslble, for prom
ises in this matter have been many
and results have been few.
The foreign immigration this
spring has been very largo and the
most of the immigrants have been of
II1IIIV uuiirniini'iv n-.,,, ..,
Hungarians, l'oles, Italians and jicople
of llko nationality, while the iion-cn-
tagn of Germans and Scandinavians
has decreased. This problem of
foreign immigration is one which de
luaiids attention anil it is also one of
wbich legislators stand in awe, as the
foreign vote Is a potent political fac
tor. Tho Chinese do not vote, there
fore they can bo restricted without
political peril. Other foreigners, who
ofteu begin to meddle with the gov
ernment Ix-foro they can understand
the language, are allowed to come at
will. As a matter of fact, the I'M
ni'so are amoiing the least troublesome
of the lower class of Immigrants.
They attend strictly to their own
business, do not try to meddle with
the government and are quiet and
peaceable. Only numerically arc they
worse than other races. The lower
class of Kunqnaiis are turbulent, riot
ous and rcstlciis. They are trained to
consider their own government with
enmity and they bring that spirit
with them when they come to this
It seems queer that many buy
poor Stockings when tlicy can
get Black Cat Hose which
surely will wear well, and cost
no more than common kinds
Sold at the
RED STAR STORE.
V. II IISAIV.
i Front street, oppo Depot,
DRAPER AT CRESCENT
When CoL T. Wain-Morgan Draper
was in Crescent City some weeks ago,
he promised us that be would return
in a short time, and would then be
prewired to let us know the require
ments of the Oregon Pacific Railroad
Co., should they build a road from
Grants Pass to this place.
As a fulfilment of that promise, Col.
DnlT came over the mountains, by
tirivute conveyance, arriving ai mm
City on Tuesday forenoon. ri
met at Gasquct by J. B. Endert, Hon.
Thos. Duffy and Ie D. Windrem,
-.I.,.-, flie Hoard of Trade, and
111(7111 l "
Mr. Wetherton.an engineer in the em
ploy of Mr. Draiierjaud associates.
These gentlemen escorted the Colonel
to town and s-nt the afternoon in
showing him around the City and
In the evening Col. Draper met the
Conference Committee of the Board
of Trade and discussed the railroad
proposition thoroughly, explaining all
doubtful points and all necessary
imestions in regard to the survey, ter
, i IT.. anlA ll.iil liic
minais ami m . ... ..... .
..rneiM Urunt ulmtlt 20 HCft'S 1
ytllll JJM11 J Tfms " "
of land upon whic h to locate their de-
smelter, side tracks and other
We are having nice growing weath-
CHAMBERLAIN STILL AHEAD.
George E. Chamberlain still leads
his republican opimncnt, W- ! Knr-
uisb,' for Governor, although bis vole
With olflclal returns from 21 coun
ties and complete but unofficial figures
from tho remaining nine. Chamber
lain is 2M votes ahead of Furnish in
the race for governor.
There is still a jiroHjiect of Cham
berlain's lead being wiped out, but
this hcqst is entertained by few. As
a rule the republicans say that while
Chamls'rlain's lend may lie reduced
materially, they do not believe Un
changed made in the oflicial count can
overcome the democratic majority and
give the office to Furnish, the repub
The latest comity to lie heard from
is Wasco, which lias reduced Cham
berlain's lead from SMI to 2.,lt.
Counties still to lie heard from
officially are Multnomah, Grant, Jack
son, Iiake, Lane, Malheur, Morrow,
Polk and Sherman. The vote In these
districts Is known unofficially, but
the figures on hand are subject to
slight changes ns errors are discover
ed. That thu unofficial figures differ
materially from the official count has
been shown during the nst few days
by the slowly decreasing lead of Cluun-Is-rlain.
STRIKE IN BOHEMIA DISTICT.
A rejMirt was sent in Sunday that a
very rich strike has just been made on
Helena No. 2H. The coinny has
b"cu drifting for some time for the
main lead to its No. 2 prnix-rty. The
width of the vein is not known, but
the crosscut shows three feet of sloid
galena ore. There is a very heavy
capping where they started the new
drift and were obliged to run qui (em
distance before they struck thu main
lead. The tunnel is wide enough for
two cars. The find is a very iinjxir
tiiut one for the Helena tropic, as it
shows they have a continuous lead for
many thousand feet.
just warm enough to Is- favorable
for growing crots.
The miners are busy cleaning up;
gold dart is coming in at a lively rate.
Busy times with wood cutters and
haulers; the cars are taking wood
away at a lively rate at the Kium-y
W lieiir- of a rich nmirt. strike at
Hugo but v.e have not heard the lr
ticulars. Some new quart, ledges an
being discovered. We hear of one prom
ising ledge that is hams-red by some
of the neoiile who object to the tail
ings running onto their ground.
The telegraph otierator at this place
is to have a night man. Business has
so increased that one operator cannot
do all the work. It is surprising
how Leland is forging ahead, but it is
the beginning of a new town as we see
the future, for with quartz, mines on
both sides of us and extensive placer
mines also that will last for ages we
are sure of a growing town. We have
heavy blue gravel channels running
Grave Creek that are
from WX) to 600 yards wide and from
W) to 100 feet deep that are rich from
the anrfaee to bed-rock. We need, and
I u ill i.uvn ii uiiii lter ill the near future,
as wo have so many ledges that carry
We hear of a failure "of the fruit
crop in tin rth ; in this vicinity all
kinds of fruit is in good erudition.
All fruit will have to be thinned
CONVICTS KILL THREE
Two desperate prisoners,
..- 1 1
Tracer and David axerrm,
sentences of 20 and
soectively for assault
necessary appurtenances and won in
want rights of way through farms and
other prinsTty in or near the City.
A committee of five members of the
Board were apxiutcd to negotiate for
terminals and rights of way.
Colonel Draper returned to Waldo
u'.j ..,.,.;, t,nr will lie ill
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r-liv uiin iii about tWOg-KU, lul me in, -
Ml' ST THIN FRUIT.
The orehardists in this section are
now making prcmratiniiH for thinning
their fruit. At the very least esti
mate, one-lialf of the fruit that is now
on the trees will have to be removed,
and in numerous cases two-thirds of
it. Thinning work was Is gun on the
Yellow Newtown apples. No frosts
have liceii exis-rieneed yet, and the
fruit is in fine condition. Peaches
are very plentiful. A large amount of
money will ls exi-uded on thinning
the fruit In-fore the trees will lie
st rung enough to licar the weight of
Is here, and so are our Lines of
For Ladies, Men, and Children ' in Natural,
White, Black, Hrown, Pink and I'.lue colors.
See Our Line of
The preliminary survey will be com
menced immediately so that the right-
of-way question may be settled in
Mr. Draper and his Conqiaiiy do got
ask that the title to any land Is; de
livered to them until they are ready
to begin construct inn work.
In view of the fact that we are bad
ly in need of this road to develop our
great resources, and the futher fact
that a. smelter located here would in
crease the commercial importunce of
Crescent City, it is ardently hos-d
that holders of real estate will lie
reasonably liberal in disponing of
rights of way and terminal grounds.
It can he said, however, with much
gratification, that no barriers of this
nature are apprehended. C rescent
THE DRY DIGGINGS DAM.
A big crew of men arc kept busy
at work by the Golden Drift Mining
Coinimny in puttting in the dam across
; The sawmill employed by the com
pany, on their own grounds, has al
ready cut over H."0, 000. feet of lum
ber and tinils-rs, which is nearly
enough for the construction of the
dam. The mill saws from HO00 to 10,
000 feet daily.
A crew of surveyors am surveying
the route for another irrigating ditch
down the west side of the Rogue.
This ditch and the one alraedy sur
veyed down the east side will reach
all of the farms and orchards in this
section of the Rogue River Valley,
as well as all jmrts of Grants Pass.
Two gasoline engines, with cable and
drums, a derrick and wow have Ix-en
installed to do the heavy work of car
rying out and placing the large crib
timbers. The cribs will be 100 feet
wide on the lHittom and SO feet wide
on tup. A llsh ladder will be put
in to allow the passage of salmon
This will be four feet high, eight
feet wide and SO feet long. It will
Is-as large as any fish ladder in t hi
state and twice as large as the law re
quires. The dam will Is- completed
by the arrival of winter rains. Water
will Is- flowing through the irrigating
ditches in time for next season's
fruitgrower take the time to do It.
What is not marketable can be used
in other ways.
13 years re
from Multnomah County, nuide a sen
sational outbreak mud escaped from
the penitentiary Monday morning,
after killing three guards Frank
Ferrell, a shop guard, and S. R.
Jones and B. F. Tiffany, leucemau.
The prisoners had just marched into
the factory for work at 7 a. m. ,when
Tracey suddenly apis-an-d armed with
.rifle and shot guard Ferrell, kill
ing him almost instanly. Ingram, a
life prisoner attempted to take the
rifle from Tracey when Merrill shot
Ingram through the leg, shattering it.
Tin, other urisoiiers were forced at
the point of a pistol to take a ladder
to the wall when the two armed men
escaued. Getting outside they shot
,.rH .Tones dead at a distnace oi low
and followed the men, shooting at
them, when they turned and killed
him. The prisoners then escas-d in
to the woods.
A tiosse of 40 men is out after the
nrisoners. and has them located iu the
woods half-way between Salem and
the Reflirm School. The men are des
perate, and a battle is expected.
The jsisse is li d by Sheriff F. W.
Durbin, Sheriff-elect B. B. Colbath
and officers from the prison. The
prisoners are armed with two rifles
and two revolvers, which are believ
ed to have been thrown ill over the
fence Snndav night, or by Iiienos
among the excursionists. Ingram
the wounded prisoner, was sent up
rnred for Drl of the musical tlrciona
and the programe for a rousing, old-time
...lut.rntinn will be conip'e'e.
serving STREET CAR'S WILD PLUNU,.
I ... . . i.. nn.,i
One hundred alio ten pi-opie i-.,um
themselves fortunate to be alivo to
day, as do also tho mottorman and
conduductor of car No. -II, of the
Mount Scott line. Laden with this
unusual burden of jiassi-iigers, car 41
ran down the grade from Grand Ave
nue to the end of the Mndiscn street
the incoming Southern Pacific passen
ger by onlv two seconds.
The load on the street -car was too
heavy for the tbrakes and motors, so
that the vehicle ran wild on the down
grade. The motormail and conductor
worked the brakes at both ends of tho
car and stood heroically at their posts
while the car plunged down the grade
and onto the tracks ahead of the ap
proaching passenger. The cars leav-
Guard Tifflany was shot and ing Lents Sunday evening are always
it., ii.,d off the fence crowded, and Iso. -n lasi uigni
I.. . ...
particularly so. its motors are u..i
strong enough to enable it to make
schedule time with an ordinary party
aboard. The cargo of Immunity that
so narrowlv cscais-'d destruction hist
night is estimated to have weighed
11,000 pounds. Oregi man.
The dew-drop at this place is doing r()m Lin1 Comlty fr tilling hii
E. C. DTXON
Shoes and Furnishingdoods
a good business as a certain class of
our lopulation thinks tin y must have
The election passed off quietly wo
are satisfied that if we had put up the
right men on the republican ticket
they would have been elected tollman,
but as long as certain factions control
the convent ions tlif eople will lie
dissatisfied. If Furnish had been
more of a Western Oregon man he
would have carried the day as it was
he was little known ill the western
rt of tin- slate. Hut as the repub
licans have got the state officers ill the
main, the state will be run on repub
Our roads are in qujte good order
as they have ls-eii well worked; sui-r-
visor has done his duty ill the road
Our butcher is providing some fine
beef, as the stock has access to good
pasture in this vicinity.
The Hotel Virtue is doing a good
business. Archie Virtue is the pro
prietor and he spares no ains to make
his hotel a pleasant place for the
guests. His boarders are always glad
to return to bis table and to enjoy the
salubrious air and cool, sparkling
water that Iicland ossesses.
G. Vi. Chimin was seen on our
streets Jlnst week selling vegetables
and strawberries. He has tine ber
brother in 1MI1. The wound is serious
and the leg must be ampuated.
TllONE IRAN HIS!
At Ihe regular ineeiing oi il.e Medloid
city council, ihie eeik, ihe uty gisninl
leu yeais' franchise io the hmifet lele.
phone Company. The company pun
0 s year license and luinithis the city
with telephone coniniunii-ationi- belwem
the c-ly electric pUnt and pmrp elalion
nd t-iiy hall, and the city grains the
company use of iis eiei tne light poles
lor wiring purposes, ii'isin nuep.m
to be a compromise in ihe suit now pen.
ling between the cunpjny and Mi-llord.
SOCIAL AT WINONA.
The box d upper si Winoni last Tburs- I
day evening, given by Ihe Union SuiuUr
Schnol was a auccess, tonally and
financially. Every one wa well pleapiii
and bad a good time.
Samuel Bennett vas a msseuger on
Tuesday's south IhhukI overland, on
his way to Colorado in search of
WILDE K VII.LK ITEMS.
The farmers are busy cutting their
first crop of alfalfa and clover.
Go to J. ('. K. Mcl'anns' for dry
goeds and groceries.
Born To Mr. and Mrs. lien. Bull,
Sunday, June Stli, a daughter.
Miss Elbe Vcrdin and Mrs. Mary
Ilryau are visiting their father, J.
Died at his home near Applegate,
Saturday June 7th Grandpa MeCalis
ter. He was well known through the
valley. The svinimthy of all is ex
tended to the Is reaved wife anil child
ren. Rev. Hixlgi rs preached at Murphy
schiMil house , June Mil, at ' :'M.
The Children s Day program at
Wilderville was enjoyed by all. The
children had their pines well learn
ed. The progaui cont inued alsiut one
hour and a half. After the forenoon
program a box dinner vms served in
the grove and at 'J o'clis-k there was
s'akiug iu the church. .alioiii.
Strsnskv steel ware at Cramer Urns.
STATE FAIR FEATURES.
W.H.Wehruiig, of Hillsboro, and M.
D. Wisom, of Porland, president and
secretary, rcsiK-ctively, of the Oregon
State Fair Board, are iu Salem this
week, on business connected with
this year's fair. President Welirung
mv inn Koeciul features of the 100-
eTimsitinn will Is- the livestock de
tainment and county exhibits, the
present indications pointing to in
creased comis-titioii and more credit
able displays in both departments.
The two escaped convicts entered
Gervias late Tuesday night. Secur
ing a buggy and team they drove out
of Gervias but lost their way and
were compelled to abandon the rig
They have been traced to the saint
wood choppers' camp wheih they
visited Tuesday. A large kissi
still hot after them. The officers an
very positive that the escaped men an
hiding iu the timls r about two mil
from Gervias and are only waiting
for the arrival of officers from Port
land when they will be rushed. A re
port from Aurora at 11 o'clock Tues
day forenoon says the convicts jiasse
through that place on wheels going
toward Boons Ferry.
1 he very latest portrait nf Tolstoi
and a very interesting one isj.nl
lished iu the June magazine mi m In
of tho Outlook. It was taken quite
recently ill the Crimea, where Top
stoi went to guiu strength after his
severe illness. It was sent by a niein-Ix-r
of the Tolstoi family to a friend
in this country, and iu now printed
for the first time. It was from the
A HAPPY CHILD
is one who grows, without in.
terruption of health, from a
baby up-except the inevitable
diseases of children.
And Scott's emulsion of cod
liver oil has done more, in the
rossing the Southern Pacific 2g years 0 its existence than
without a stop, and missing
any iioji-uutcu umcr tilings, to
make such children.'
It keeps them in uninterrupt
ed health. .It is food that
takes hold at once, whenever
their usual food lets go.
We'll und you Hull to tiy, II yon like.
6COT1- S liUWNE, 40, pearl Mreel, N Yotk.
Sanitarily considered logically
lead to the conclusion that
SLOVER DKUG CO.
keeps the best stoi.k of Tocth
Btushes in the county.
Our stock is selected with
the utmost cate with an tyt
single to the quality of the goods
we offer. We have Tooth
Brushes from 10c up. You buy
the 10c kind on your own rt
sponsibility. . From 25c up, we
will guarantee the goods.
The bristles in a good brush
will not come out. A good
brush will outlast half a dozen
MKIiKOKD COAl. WOKKIXli.
Wuik is going steadily forward 011 the
Southern Pacific; coal prospect, east 01
Medloid. Lust eek iln woikmnn spli
ced on i'.Ol) fiet ol adttional eaiile.
Hie quality of coal is nol yet of a
guod mouth giaile lo foretell il it will
pay lo mine it 111 an cxienpive sea'e.
It is in xt d i h slate, ranaing i-hnkeia.
and mnk'ng it unlit lor locomotives.
lint Ihe fact that more ii.b'e has been
uhled is evidence t hut Ihe prenuteiB
intend making a iIiuioiikIi lest before
It is claimed one i f the inleresled
panes bought a va'naoie sei 01 inru -Hire,
and ia lookin;;'aroiind w.th a view
il inventing in Medloid pioper y. This
louks ei.couraiiing, nioie eipuialy in
he face of a rtp .rl that the niii.e was
to be abandoned.
Sloyer Drug ft,
Cri 1111 a that Tolstoi sent bis just pub
lished letter to the Czar, urging him
to elevate the jieasaiitry, give them
rcprcscntnt ion, and grant a constitu
tion. The sume number of the Out
look contains striking ortraits of
John Mitchell, the lalsir leader, and
the late ISret Ilarte.
Preparations are under way for an
elaborate celebration of the Fourth of
July at Jacksonville, to be given under
the auspices of the file company of that
town. A fund ol $700 lias already been
rsist-d whiih w ill insure aeuccestful cel
ebiation. Sume of the features of the
pregrain have been outlined and include
a liiiseliall game fur a purje of (100.
Ileluuin's orchestiaof Aslilau 1 and the
bisss limi'l of ('irmi'n I'm hv b -en Be-
RAILKOAD FOR COOS HAY.
It ia now very positively stated that
a railroad will be built between Em
pire City, on Coos Pay, and Uosc
burg, and the construction will be be
gun by Si ptemls-r 1 at the latest. This,
it is said, will la' done even if the pra
ject for a railroad between Salt Lake
City and Coos Hav should fail.
Chief engineer L. Ii. Kinney, of the j
Great Central Railroad Company, is
authority for this statement, and he
says arrangements have already pro
gressed far enough to make the Kru-
pire-Kosebnrg Railroad a practical
As the matter now stands the trans
continental interests back of the Salt
Lake-CooH Ray enterprise have first
call 011 the railroad to Coos Pay un
til August 1."). If those interests shall
not deem it expedient to carry a trans
continental line that way, they will
then be out of it, and the local road
will Is- built by capitalists interested
iu the tinilKT of the Coos Hay section.
It is not left indefinitely to the tim
bcrmcu to get together and contribute
money for the railroad. A large tract
of the timber is now controlled by
men working in harmony with the
Kmpire Construction Comimny, the
austetisible object of which is to build
the Great Central Railway between
Coos liny and Salt Luke City. If the
larger railroad project shall languish,
the construction coiniany will build
the local road and develop the lumlier
ing industry between Rosibuig and
( '00s Pay.
I'.lue Print Paper by the yard or rol
at the Courier otllce.
All diseases of Kidneys,
Bladder. Urinary Organs.
Dropsy, 1 einaia irouuiea.
Don't become discouraged. There li I
Cure for you. It neetsMU-y write Ir. I entier
lie lias su....t a life time rtirlnit Jnt uk
casesusymirs. All cousuliutioii! Free.
"For year I had backache, severe palm
across kidneys and scalding urine. 1 could
nut net out of bed without hill). Tlieuwot
Dr. Fenuer'a Kidney and Backache l urere
suirud 1110. O. WAliONER. K nobsvllle. Pa."
Drinrelsts. SOr.. 1. Ask for Cook Hook-Fret
PORTLAND SWIMMIS-i IUTHS.
The Portland free swimming liathi
will be ready for use lune 15, according
to Mr. Supple, at whose yatds Ihe four
pontoons aie now receiving the finidiinj
touches. Thene pontoons are einip'y flt
boats, upon which the neceesary tir
pi meter has been erected. Three of ihem
areFtipp'ed with private hoxss, where tin
wearing Bpparel of the buther niiv be
placed while the owner is taking Jtp.
Snap and towels will be provideJ at 1
nominal charge of 5 cents lor those wbo
desire ihee extras.
RUNAWAY AT ASHLAND
A serious runaway accident oecurreil on
Sunday morning to the stageon Ihe Anle
laud -Klamath Falls route on Keein ;
Creek Mountain, 14 ini'ei enstof Ashland j
As the stage, driven by Robert liarretl, I
was coining down the sleep mounts"!
grade, the eingletne broke anJ the horses
took flight and made a mil ulnnjs
down the heavy grade. The driver was
thrown 10 the ground, striking a li'irt
bolder in the fall. lie was b.elly cut
about tl 0 face anJ neck, and internally
injured. He was taken lo Ashland lor
surgical treatment and is in a eeriool
..Big Clothing Sale..
Saturday, June 14, to Friday, July 4.
jzsits on your
t(irmrnU art tno oniy period cx
p o n e n 1 1 of Ihe Uilor'j
They fit they wtar well - they
art ill wool, and worth twice
price paid. . ,
art. Ki'l NiKX li
Saturday, June 14. to Friday, July 4.
20 PER CENT OFF ON
Wo have it most ooinplott' stock of olotli'mr In fact, wo Imvo too many poods on our
counters. Tlu Soason lias boon larkv unl, luit wo aio tlotonniiml to rotlnoo our stock,
even if we liuvo to sacrifu-o to tlo it.
Our loss is Your Gain
You will bo able to buy a pod, Stylish Suit for vory littlo monoy if you attoml
"R. Ta. Coo & Co. Bie: Clothing Sale.
We shall include in this salo all of our stock of Men's fine
HIGH ART CLOTHIIsTG-
one of the best line of Men's ready made suits manufactured in the United States.
All new, styl'sh, up to date patterns and materials.
You can not a!Tord to buy a Summer Suit, until you see the values going at
R. L. Coe & Co. Big Clothing Sale.