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ROGUE RIVER COUKIER
GRANTS PASS, OREGON.
Published Evry Thuraday.
One Year, in rdraoce,
Threa Months, ...
Notice U hereby given that on July I.
11)02, the aulncriptlon rate of the Coraita
will be raiaed to fl.fiO per yr- Anywbo
pays their fubicription now get the ben
ht of the cheaper rale.
Fumihed on application at the offlce, or
a. E. voonniES, pbopb. &mnqb
Entered at the pout office at Qranta
Oregon, aa second-class mail mailer.
THURSDAY. JUNE 19, 1902.
The Utuli press associtttiou, which
will b3 Intro oa Friday of tlila
week, should be given a greeting
which will insure a kindly remem
brance by them of Grant Pan. All
effort to givo visitors the good im
predion of our town which It deserves
will bear ahnudant interest.
Senator Elk ins has proposed that
Cnba should bo annexed to the United
Statea and be mado a state, It la
doubtful if audi a proposition would
meet the favor of the Cubans. Inde
pendence liaa been their aim for many
yeara and it la proliablc that they do
not wish to belong to any one but
themselves. As a atnte they would
enjoy the privileges of self govern
ment but the condition would proliably
not meet their Idea of independence.
Tracy and Merrill, the escaped con
victs, are still at large, now on Wash
ington soil They continue their Jour
ney, holding up citizens and relieving
them of their clothing, demanding
food at farm houses and causing a
reign of terror wherever they go. A
posse is In pursuit, bloodhounds are
called into service and militias are
summoned hut to no avail. These
two men are mightier than ,thcm all.
Their career will be short, no doubt,
as they will surely lie run down.
In almost any daily paiier, at al
most any time, ono may read of
strikes in some position of the United
States. Often we read of strikes in
Josephine county also but they are of
a different order. When we read of
a "strike at tlio Greenback",' or some
other mine or mining district, it does
not mean a lot of dissatisfied em
ployees. It means that a body of extra
rich ore hits been uncovered. Among
the mnuy advantages of southern Ore
gon, the character of the strikes
which tako place here is not among
President Roosevelt has sent con
gress a siioi'lal message to urge in the
matter of Cuban reciprocity. Tlio
president believes in tariff concessions
to the little republic, and favors in In
dustrlal. as well as other waya. His
message to congress sounds like a re.
proof and may well bo taken as such.
The n.c tubers of congress seem to be
ahlo to do nothing but quibble over
this matter. They fear for the safety
of tlio tariff and are afraid of estab
lialiing precedents. In their xeal for
theoretical good they' neglect theprac
tieal and Immediate assistance of a
$:KXK) FOR CRATER LAKE PARK.
The general deficiency bill which
is now up before congress curries with
it an appropriation of !UXK) for Crater
Lake National Park. There Is also
l(l.'t set aside to pay for surveys made
by II. A. Rami. This money appro
priated is to ho used in bnililing roads
and improving the park in general.
Several row boats for the convenience
of visitors will also bo built and
placed ou the lake. Three thousand
dollars is not a large appropriation
by any means, but if judiciously used
it will go a long ways toward milking
Crater ljike Park presentable.
ATTENTION" WOOOMEN I
All ueighlsirs are requested to meet
at the hall at 10 a. m. on Sunday,
June 21', from whence we will march
to the Newman M. E. church, w here
Rev. J. W. McDougall will deliver a
memorial address. J. A. Shiver,
It seems juecr that many buy
poor Stockings when they can
get Black Cat Hose which
surely will wear well, anl cost
no nioro than common kinds
Sold at tlio
RED STAR STORE.
W. 11 1I2AIV.
school could not be placed in more
competent and energetic hande tbn
these. All of these men have given
liberally of their time in the good work
ol the advancement of our schools.
A report of the progress of the schools
(or the past three years was made.
This report shows that the aggrefa'e
sa'arirs of teachers hat been inc reasd
from :Sfi00 to 5300 annually. The num
ber of leschers ! been also increased
A new school bouse hat been built and
the old one greatly repaired. Among
o'her improvement made is a sewer,
rotting $450. Notwithstanding th-e
expenditures the floating trhool debt
has been deciessed 1)5 00. Tl enhcol
it in much better condition than ever
before. There are now 978 pupils in
the Grauts P.m district.
The following it the report of the
Kchtio(J. A.Jeunmga, Clerk lor School Dli
trlcl No. 7 Irom March 4, 1U0I, to June IS, lWU.il
aa follow! :
Report lor tli lat quarter ol IWIl term :
March 4, Hull, rh on hand..
TO LEAVE FOR PORTO RICO.
Rev. Robert McLean of Port hind
has resigned his Pastorate.
Front street, oppo Depot,
AN OPEN LETTER.
To the Citizens of Josephine County :
I have been informed on good nn
thority that many of the numerous
timber claims being tiled daily cover
valuable mineral hinds. In some
cases, It is statin, mere is scarce iv
timber enough to fence the claim,
the evident pur.xiso being to get the
mineral land. This is not a protest
against the filing of timber claims, hut
a plea that our mining interests may
be mora zealously guarded. If wo al
low our mineral land to go in this
way Josephine, county will bo mater
ially injured. In such cases a protest
should be filed before a intent is grunt
ed What is everybody's business is
nobody's business. There should be
sonio man, comieteiit to judge, whose
duly it should lie to enter these pro
tests. I would like to see the Hoard
of Trade or the new siutjicrs investigate
this mutter, and if the' above asser
tion are proven true, see that the
practice is stopis'd.
If necessary to raise a fund for a
thorough investigation and the enter
ing of protests, I
the list with a donation of fi. This
suggestion is made, not to the busi
ness men of Grants Puss ulonc, whose
burdens aro already heavy, hut to every
citizen of Josephine county, who
should be equally interested.
KO I Kill AT KUSEU VlUi.
The W. R. C. of Roreburg it raising a
fund for an observance of the fourth of
July in Ro'eburg. They expect to hold
patriotic exercinHS at the court bouse
square during the day. Hon. Geo, M.
Drown will deliver the principal address,
and there will be music, recitations,
song, etc. A picaic dinner will be en
joyed. A tprcial feature of the occation
will be the presentation of a flue flag to
Umiglai county by the ladietol the W.
R C. The tUg will he unfurled from
the new stair recently erected in (be
court house npiare. The county li at
been without a flag of appropriate size
since the old court house was burned
and this action of these patriotic ladies
will be highly appreciated.
GRANTS PASS SCHOOL M EETING
The re. u ar Oia iti Past district school
meeting was held Monday evening at
the brick school house, aud wst quite
largely alien. led, though not as well at
if alwinlil Imvn hiin. Ttia nrincinAl
win no gmo io ........ . bahUin ,rR1,M(.,eJ ,ie electing of a
tclioul clerk and one de rotcr. R. Thom
as was re-elected director, and J. A
Jennings, clerk. T, P. Cramer and J. A.
Hover are held over. The Granta Past
Is here, and so are our Lines of
For Ladies, Men, and Children
White, lilack, Brown, Pink and
See Our Line of
Men's Ncjlp and Golf Shirk
E. C. DIXON
Shoes and Furnishing (Joods
Received on din tax
Irom county aporl'D.
" borrowed warrants
Noa. I and 1
Paid teachera I -l;KM,
" lur rilr
1 1 -'.H.I
" lor furniture
" for foul -
" clerk'a aalary
" Int ou iMiuda, warrants
Hy twlai.ee r-aah on hand
KuNirl for the term from June 111
Mr caali on hand June ll'.JWJI
County hWiooI fund....
Ami oolHtnudlliK warraula...
May Warreu, vurald aalary
liail, to June
It. pHlra S7.I.IH
Kurullure la -t
Cleik'a lary t.s
Apparatuaciiaru, mafM.eU! 21M.IH
lulureHl on txtiela ntW
InUThat ou warrant! L'ffl ti
liirldeutal exieimt'a K.1,11
Warruuta redtH-ine.! 4,17.-0
lo iMlnuue ca.li on hand .... lu.,71 -trj.TII i:
Tolal reMtrl for llie lull time (rum March 4.
HOI, to June hi, liw:
('aah on hand March 4, lis.l
County Dt'liool fund
liij ."a i
Warrautal aud.l. Iirrowc.1. .
May Warren, rei.nhurHemut
Teachcra, IS moullil 7,H10..V
jM.illora, " 71.Y0U
Ki-palra, ' :W7.Ji
Furniture. ' 121 ill
Fuel. " '''I2"
Clerk's salary Wa.wi
Aei'aralua- n.apH, cnarta.eto
tot on IioimIh and warranta... 1..UI 10
Incidental expeliaes 1111.11
KeiU'tnnllou ot wariftl.ll 4,17 ;'aj
To balal.ee 100.71-
Balauett caah ou hand $
GRANTS I'ASS WKAT1IKR
Following it a summary weather ob
servation at Grants I'ast during tht
month ol May, 19(12, as reported by
J. II. Pad Jock, local voluntary observer
lor the Oregon Stale Weather Service.
Max. Mill. Mean I'recip
"kTt Tern. J'eiu Tern, inches
1 .... 57 a 4H .07
2 0.1 37 50
3 70 30 60
4 7H 30 64
6 . . 83 45 til
0 7 64 lift .25
7 77 40 6'J
8 75 65 05
0 73 43 58
10 '. 43 fid
II 72 40 50 .02
12 67 45 Ml 04
13 72 42 57
14 lift 47 6
15 70 4( i 58 05
lti 70 42 50 .02
17 Ml 42 61 .11
18 54 40 47 .00
lit 57 37 47 .05
20 54 37 45
21 OS 44 50
22 71 4. 68
23 77 40 03
24 88 30 02
2.'i 2 40 00
211. (HI 4ti 71
27 75 40 62
28 70 48 50
20 Hi 4 4 55 Trace
30 63 30 51 .10
Si 54 44 40 .53
Si uattav: Mean temperature, 57 ,
maximum temperature, 00 ; tUte 2i;
minimum temperature, 30; date, 3, 1.
Total precip inches 1.30. Total snow
fall inches 0. No. of days clear, 0;
partly 5; cloudy, 17. l'revailing wind
Rev. Robert McLean, pastor of the
Third Presbyterian Church at Port
land, and one of he bnf known minis
ters in Oregon, has resinned his
charge, to l (in work in Porto Rico.
The announcement to the co!i"jcRution
was mado Sunday. This is deeply
regretted by a host of friends, who
will indeed lie sorry to juirt with one
who has exerted a widespread in
fluence for good in the community,
Rev. McLean went to Portland from
Grants Puss, nnd bcg;in his pastorate,
which has been eminently successful,
January loth, IS'.'!'. His previous pus
tnrate covered a ix-riod of more than
A year ago Dr. McLean was offered
the suptrintondency of Presbyterian
missions in Cuba by the Homo Hoard,
and he resigned as pastor, but his re
signation was not accepted by his con
gregation, and he withdrew his ac
ceptance of the Cuban apioiiitmoiit.
The missionary board understood that
he would lw in a position to accept a
call when the new church edifice then
just being started was well along to
ward completion. It is now cofidently
exacted that the building will be
finished and ready for dedication some
time in July. Or. McLean's resigna-
tionwillle received with great re
gret by the congregation of the Third
The Home Missionary Board has
been ostieciully anxious to secure Dr.
McLean for the missionary work in
the West Indies ever since the con
clusion of the Spanish-American War,
because of his spicial fitness and
qualifications for work among tlio i
Simnish iicoplo. After he left the sem
inary, from which he was graTlmited
when a young man, he went to Chile
as a missionary, were ho siiont Hix
years. During that time he acquired
a thorough knowledge of the Spanish
language, aud published a Spanish
ncwsisipor for four years. On account
Of the failure nf his health lie gave
up that work and returned to the
United States. For 11 years he was
astor of the Grauts Pass Presbyterian
Church. He then received and ac
cepted a call from the Third Presby
terian Church of Portland, and has
been pastor for three years and six
months. Dr. McLean feels that some
one else can do the work lie is now
doing, and that the chtin h is nit n 1 1
to his services in the Porto Rico field,
where the Sfani.-h language is used.
Rev. Mr. McLean says:
"It ia now my intention to resign
my charge here, the resignation to tako
effect SepteiulsT 1, ill order that I may
be readv to !egii work in Puerto Rico
Octnlier 1. When I declined the call
to Cuba, a little more than a year ago
I was greatly ill doubt as to what was
really my duly ill the case. In writ
ing the secretary of the board, I said:
' Inasmuch as I am in doubt, presum
ably my duty for the present is where
I am ; but if there is any urgent de
mand for my services when the new
church is completed, I w ill be at your
service.' Dr. J. Milton Green was
taken from Porto Rico to take the
general suiicrititeiidcncy of the work
in Cuba, and another man was called
lo that field. About two months ago
the secretary of the board wrote, ask
ing me if the new church was not far
enough along to be safely left ill other
bauds, so that I could go to Sail Juan
to take the work there. I did not de
cide hastily, but looked at it from all
sides. It is harder fur me to leave
here now than it would have 1 n a
year aud a half ago; but it seems to
me that this is clearly a call ot duty.
With a nice church building nearly
completed, there is no reason why
this church should not continue to
grow in numbers and power. Any
niiinlHir of men call Is- found for this
place, while men of exis rienee and
with n knowledge of the Simnish are
not so plentiful. I shall be satisfied
to end my days of labor in the work
which occupied the tirst days of my
Harvest of the five-foot barley is iu
Mrs. Davis of Grants
i Friday to visit her
Lewis Purdy and Mr. James Asher
deiairted for Montague to v.u.
Mrs. Chaffer and family of Merlin
were passengers ou the evening train
for Hugo, Saturday.
School election Monday June 10th.
Wm. Sanders and Alva Hammond
elected trustees ; G. Crockett, clerk.
The weather at Hugo is extremely
lhnv. Gardens are backward. Load-
i., ... rb.ilv with lumber from
Hcfting's mill, which is still running.
Winona has so many pretty g"'ttllrl
that the gallaut young men of Hugo
take a rBpiu ou their whoels every
Sunday. And I hear a wedding is
whispered in the breeze.
The Hugo school closed Friday
with a nice picnic under the super
vision of Miss Grace Barrett who
deserves greatjeredit iu Jidvaneing
the scholars and superintending her
school with success, which is good
recommendation to any school for
which she may apply. Many of her
friends from Winona attended the
WILDER VILLK ITEMS.
Ben Bull took some strawberries to
Grants Puss the first of last week.
; R. M. Robinson has been hanling
lumber for a new bum.
Mrs. May Booth was iu our com
munity ou business a few days ago.
Rev. Roeers will soon movo into
the house vacated by George Creed.
There was a -school meeting held at
the Wilderville school house Monday,
('has McCunn has moved to the De
Armoud mill where ho will log for
Shubael Robinson is hauling lum
ber for a new bam, which he contem
plates building soon.
The singing school w ill be on Sat
urday instead of Friday this week.
Hope all who love music will attend
for they arc sure to like the lessons
and receive much good by attend
ing. Geo. Creed and family moved to
custom Oregon the first of last week,
where he has secured work. They
will not return to their home near
Wilderville until this fall.
The oeoiile of Wilderville wish to
announce that there will be a celebra
tion held in the grove where it was
last year. There will be an inter
esting urogram to suit the occasion
and all are invited to attend. A has
ket dinner will be in the program,
All are invited to conic and bring
their dinner baskets well filled. A
good time will be suro to bo had.
.... .u . nM,nii tn look at
train and tane mcu r... - -
property we would get more than our
share of the new settlers. Too little
attention is being paid to this nut ter.
Billy Cos has a hack which will ac
commodate a large number of ixisseu
H knows the country uud if
the Board of iraue uii""J
he can show the land hunters desirable
The fruit crop will be large this.
...., ,! the demand for fruit boxes 7
will exceed any year since fruit rais
ing has been a specialty.
Farmers ar; cutting hay-the crop
iagood. Some will liavo to enlarge
their barns to hold the crop.
Wo have a school ma'iim who is so
sedate that sho hardly ever smiles.
She gives her attention to the scnoi.irs
ura ...inline iasi. u "
Program (or the open-air Concert at
Kailrosd Park Friday evening, June 20:
"The Vindicator," March. .. .
; : , "'-
Overture Rivals" Pei'ee
Russian Mnnutka'LeCiarina'. .
Selection from the Comic Onera
"Wane" W. Moras
Galop "Hen Convention" Petiee
Selection fr. ui"Gus er Leedera"..
Musical Comedy, arr Macki
"Stars and Stripes Forever". . .Soma
would only smile a little the scholars
would appreciate it.
Hydraulic opersitious are being
continued at the Forest Queen mine
iu the Louse creek district. The flow
of water is low but a fine reservoir
mukes it possible to work the mine to
advantage throughout the greater por
tion of the summer. The present op
erations are directed toward oiiening
a deep channel of blue gravel which
shows rich prospect in 'heavy gold.
The depth of the channel has made
drainage somewhat diilicr.ll and a
wuterwhecl has lately bee n ut in to
assist in reaching the bedrock. The
results of the season's run at this mine
have been very satisfactory. It is
probable that a larger hydraulic
equipment will be installed next sea
son. The ditches will bo enlarged to
a capacity sufficient to keep two No.
!1 giants in operation.
I If you need any .ttshea, glass ware or
lamps. Call at once at l ramer lros. tney
are selling theco lines out at cost.
At present we are having cool
louily weather; rain would be thank
fully received, although it would be
detrimental to teamsters. Crops are
doing well. egetables never were
Istter, and the berry crop is fine
People will have to haul to the mines
where they will find ready sale for
all they have. New mines aro being
oiH'ncd up in many places on Mt. Ru
ben. There are several new mines
that are being oiiciied up, containing
rich rock. It is the intention of the
mine owners to put on three mill
and iiossiblv four. The rock, also
the size justifies the erection of mills.
On Rat creek, a tributary of Grave
Creek, is a strong ledge that is 10 or
12 feet across, that prospects to
the ton. The first parties that owned
it worked the ledge, sold out for a
good price, to other parties, who will
erect a mill ill the near future.
Ill theSains Valley vicinity is anoth
er good ledge that prospects well.
Jim Fabler has struck a new ledge
which is rich and of good width. Jim
is an olil quartz prospector, Having
hud large cxcricncc in that line.
Some real estate is changing hands.
If some Lelauder would hitch up his
hack and meet the newcomers at the
A MURDEROUS CHINAMAN.
Long Ock, a bad Chinaman, who
murdered a fellow Chinaman at Happy
Camp, Cal., was captured near Waldo i
and brought into Grants Pass last
Friday by Frank Nickerson and W nl
ium Trefethen, California olhYers.
He was kept in the Grauts Pass jail
over night aud taken to Yreka Satur
Long Ock is a small celestial but he
has the reputation of being the worst
Chinaman in northern California. He
is known there as "Dick" and as
Dollar-aud-a-Half". He has been in
manv lights and carries many scars
on his face as a reminder of the slash
es he has received from sharp daggers
mil bad knives. A few days ago he
killed a fellow Oriental ill Happy
Camp, chopping his victim to pieces
with a butcher's cleaver. He skipped
across the line into Oregon una wits
captured near Waldo. He is ;i very
sullen Chinaman and talkes but little.
He tells a story about how he gave
money to a cousin ot his, now at
Shovel creek, to bnv chickens, and
tries ill some way to connect it with
the Happy Camp murder. The Cali
fornia otlieers state that it is a clear
case against him and that he will be
sure to hang.
Grants Pass Lodge, No. 84, A. F. &
A. M. having accepted an invitation
from tlio Rev. T. A. Daughters to
hear a ticimou to Mascus aud their
friends on St. John's day, at thcEpisco
IKil church on Tuesday evening, Jnne
24,at 8 o'elock.Jit is therefore earnest
ly requested that all Masons, their
families and friends attend on this oc
casiou. H. O. Bobzicn; W. M.
TRIED FOR ARSON.
Ou Saturday morning, Frank Kiug,
of this county was brought before the
justice court in this city, lo answer
the charge of Arson. King was ac
cused of setting fire to the house aud
homo of Mrs. J. V. Severs, who
resides four miles south of Grants
Pass. A few days ago her home was
completely destroyed by fire aud King
was arrested for the crime of setting
King was formerly employed by
Mrs. Ke verms as a farm hand. There
was iv disagreement regarding the set
tlement of wages due him when he
quit work, lit which time he matlo
threats. When her house was burned
King was at once susiiccted and ar
rested. At his trial Saturday morn
ing hu declared his innocence and
was aquitted, mainly for luck of evidence.
A 50 POUND ROYAL CHINOOK.
1. A. Appleitate, fgint for Wei's,
Fariio A Co's express company in Ash
laud, received a magnificent fpw iinen of
the Royal Chinook sa'.uion fresh from
the Columbia river at A-doria. by yeoler
day's train. It as a splendid fpecimsn
of the finny tribe ih it bus helped to
make (begun fatuous, tipping tlio cilei
at 60 lbs , and its beauty was much ad
mired. A number ol Mr. Applegate'i
friends among whom be apportioned the
big li-h ara mjiying a Royal Chinook
aaluion banquet today. Tidings.
GRANTS PASS VS. MERLIN.
Quite an interesting game ot baseball
was played on the local grounds lait
Sunday afternoon between the Alertt
andth Merlin nin, resulting in a score
of 7 to 0 in favor of the Alerie.
Tlio Merlin team put up a very good
game, they being exceptionally strong oa
fust base and iu tha pitchers' box. The
local fans were up to their usual excel
lence, the nine being the G ants !'
For a number of years prior to 11100,
Mrs. Stone taught a class of boys and
girls numbering about 25 in the New
man M. E. Sunday school, and by her
never failing attendance, and manner
of teaching, the young ladies and gen
t lemon became very much attached to
their teacher, and to show their appre
ciation, a few of the class who lire
still in the city, tendered her a sur
prise party on the evening of the 17th
at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. J. E.
Peterson with whom Mrs. Stone, now
of Crescent city, ( al., is at present
The following were present : Annie
Wade, Mary Day. Essie Hartman,
Lida Fytield, Inez Lister, Luella Fay,
Ethel Fay, Maude Baber, Myrtle 15a
ber, Elsie Green, Merle Hockctt, and
The young jicople came well sup
plied with good things to cat and
aside from their natural enjoyment,
the eviniug was spent in pleasant
conversation, and about 11 o'clock
they hide their teacher, Mrs. Stone
an affect innate farewell.
Notice is hereby given that I w ill
not be responsible for any bills un
less mi order from me accompanies tho
bill. F. G. Bums.
A glass berry et of seven pieces for
enly 35 cents at Cramer llro.
Sanitarily considered logically
lead to the conclusion that
SLOVER DKUG CO.
keeps the best stock of Tooth
Brushes in the county.
Our stock is selected with
the utmost care with an eys
single to the quality-of the goods
we offer. We have Tooth
Brushes from ioc up. You buy
the toe kind on your ow n re
sponsibility. From 25c up, we
will guarantee the goods.
The bristles iu a good brush
will not come out. A good
brush will outlast half a dozen
Slover Drag Co.
..Big Clothing Sale..
Saturday, June 14, to Friday, July 4.
ntjr on vour Xk
jarmtnts trt trw only prrtcct
p o n c n t of tht tailor's
They fit they out well-they
arc ill wool nd worth tv..cc
prkc paid. , . ,
Saturday, June 14, to Friday, July 4.
20 FEU CENT OFF ON
Wo have a must coinploto stock of olotliitiL,' In fai t, wo have too many gooils on our
counters. Tho Season has lwu backward, lut wo aro ilotor minei. to roiluce our stock
cvon if we have to sacrifice to do it.
Our loss is Your Gain
You will ho able to buy a good, Stylish Suit for very little money if you attend
"R. T, CJoft Sr. Co. Bir Clothing Sale.
We shall include in this sale all of our stock of Men's fino
HIGH ART GLOTHIKG
one of (ho best Ynv. of Men's ready made suits manufactured in tho United States.
All in w, stylish, u'i to date patterns and materials.
You can not afford to buy a Summer Suit, until you s.-o tho values goins at
R. L. Coe & Co. Big Clothing Sale.