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GRANTS "PASS. JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OREGON. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1902.
JOSEPH INK f
J. 0. linoth
j John Wells
iC. F. Lnvetjci
. t It I.. hartlell
T. P. Juilson
Geo. W' Lewis
Stieiitl .. ......
VV. F. kremer
Mayor W. F. Kremer
Auditor and Police Judge . ...K. L. I'avi'
Treasurer Col. W. I. .hi, son
City Attorney C. K. .Mayliee
Marshal John LocUiardt
Street supt John Patrick
Council men Geo 11. llinns
A. C. Ilouuh. J. II. William, c.
K. Harmon J. A. Uehkopf, Will C.
Sinilli, Herbert Smiih, Henry Si-huiilt
FKATF.UNAl, sj KIITIES.
Orants Pass Isntite A. F. A A. M., No. St.
regular cumuiiliuciitioii ti rt ami third
Saturdays. Visiung hrolliers cordially
inviu'd. H. C. Hohizen, W. M.
A J. Pike. Seo'y.
Hoyal Arch Masons -Kennies Chapter No.
1A meets second and fourth We'liiesilny
Masonic hall. I.. L. J E Sl-l..
J. IS. Pktmison, Secy. H. I.
Eastern Star Josephine Chapter, Noi '-ill
meet lirst and third Wednesday
evenings ot' each month in Masonic
Pali. Mas. H. Zoulkk.
-Mas. Ass.v M. H01.MAN. W. M.
I. (. O. F , -'oMen Utile l.od,;i No. 7S.
meets every Mitur.hiv night at 1. 0. O.
L' I. ..II I'll l i IKII II I
C. II. Maiishali.,
I'. V. Di-as, Secy.
Paran' Kiiemnptiient 1 1. O (. F. No.
meets second and tuurtli Thursday at
I. . (. K. hall. PHEI) l IIMIIIT.
T. V. Dkas. Snt'y. . & T.
l!l.i.Uihs Etna lli'I.ekah. No 4!i, meet
s,,.il mill f..ur;li Monday. I. O. t
I. ill. M ae lKvis,
Kwus CtKur.s, Secy.
1'nited Artisans-liranls Pass Assembly
No 4!, meets ailernate Tin. lavs in
A. 6. 1'. W. nail. F. K. Wkiitz,
Fukii Mssscit, blaster Artisan.
Woodmen of the World-Kogue Uner
t amp No. .v.. meets second aurt fourth
Fridass at Woodman Hall.
11. V. Mi-am.
0. E. Mayrkk, Con-ul Commander.
Women of Woo.1- rait -Azalea Circle. No.
Is:!, meets lirst and third Mondays at
Woodmen hall. ....
I,. May 1) .vis. U.
W. E. Dean. Clerk.
Modern Woodiocii of Amerii a-Crant l'a-s
CainpNo. MAI7 meets i!nil and II h Wednes
day Evenings at Woodmen hall at 7:.w.
I has. II. Marshall. . .
N. P.esnolds, Clerk.
Foresters of A mem -a-Cotirt Josephine
No .', meets each Wednesilay except
the lirst, al A. O. II. W. had.
J. P. Kale, C. U.
(i. K. lloi.T. F. S.
Josephine Lodge, No. 11'-. A. O. I'. V.
ineels in A. (). I . W.hall. Dixon build
ing every Monday f-vei.iiiK.
j. II. MtAllE, M. .
11 A. .-TAfiAKii, lircorder.
HawlhoMie I.b-e, No. 21. D. of II.. A. (.
l.W. meets every alternate luesilai
evening in A. I W. hull. Union
buildim-. Mas. A. Mel. a am v
MRS. I.VIIIA I'F.AS. -. Ol 11.
lent. No. l-i meets lir-t and third
Thursdays al Woodmen hail.
W in. Allied. "'
Ladies ol lis
Maicaliees -tlranls Pass,
.,' v.. ij I, ..i.. reulilur lit.view
t.r-'l ninl third l'liars-iii) s lit A. II. L.
W hud. Visiiing sisters cordially
IllVllCil. . ,
minion. t-i.i.v ' uiiniiiiiuci.
Knights "f Pyihias-Theruioiylae No. 51),
meeis eaci. luesday night i :M 1.
., i.' bull. J. 1 . ' liaus.-e
To Wu I.IAV,
K. ol I
Oian.l Armv ' lei.u'ilic ileii. l.egan
I'ost No" mecl l.isl v e i.u-s'lay at
A., I. I . W. hall. J. E. I i.ri l.o.
Abe Axif bi. Adjl. -'"
American Older ol Mcam Kngiiieers, (ire
gon C.unc.i No. I, meet, br-l and
third .-alilldays, ai A. t). .
Wu. K. KlNMV.
lirJ. F. Mykh-k, hiei hnt-inecr
ami thud f liduy nights,
I.E. M a v m:. .-ecretary .
Ema 111 lcii ha. Counselor.
Cliitr liro.herhood of Carpeiucrs and
Joiners ol Amrrlia I nuui No. HI
m-el olid and lotirlli lhuisdaysoi
each u.oi.ili at A. I . . w- "j";,, ,
.1. K. W 1 K.l J A, I ICS.
D. A. FiTZ .hRii.i'. .-sec'y,
.VI TOhNr.Y A I LAW,
.B,.IS II U -t.tlf rtll J'-'' '-'
; -.!,. uvtl I .M.NK.l-t.J
(JI.ATs I AS",
l .-. DEl'U I V
M1NKHAL s-L' K'.'KYiiU.
N. II. McC.KEW,
TRUCK and DELIVERY
Furnilurc tntl Piano
MVi"" GRANTS PASS, OREGON
The popular barber shop
Get yotir tonsorial work done at
On Six'.b Street Three chiirs
Tato room in eonr.ecti"
W 1 r a c 1 c j C
lr$,..A HAIR BALSAM
r--l Ltl' .-ttr-. ,
L.- V -J ' ' ' " T -.-i'-i y
J. M. CHILES
Fine Rutter a Specialty
FRONT and FOURTH STS.
II. II. BARTON,
WA rCHMAKES and
' '" JEWELEfl.
Full assortment of Watches, Clocks, Sil-
verv. atv an 1 Jewelry. A (ohkI
Assirlineul of Uracelels and
Clement' Drug Store.
SWEETLAND & CO.
FRESH and SALT
Tlnse wl:o take pride in the ap
penr.iiic?(if t!;oir letters will be
tliatniid willi llie lyie nt' paper
we s!mw. Hitjli ijis.ility ;ind
corri-cl in form. We liavc boxes
linMing a qv.ire of pnpi-r and
envelopes lo match at 15 cents.
Seals, wax, and other netdl'nis
for the ih.sk here in ojeat va
A tempting array of Gtmtliei 's
Rivid tilings to tickle tlie palate
in )' lb. and I 1!). boxes. Hun
bnns, chocolate and mixed
chocolates fSoc a pound.
Grants Pass Banking & Trust Co.
I'.Ul) 11- r'ATITAI. SKH'K
Truii-acts a lienernl li.ml.ini; l,u,.ine.
Kcc-ivcM ilcjuiiis nllje''t to check or on
mir i u-iiiineis are u .in I eourtenits
intent Willi Miiiiiil l.nliK iriz pnncnile
Safety dcpiiii Iioac. for rent.
The First National Bank
OF SOUTHKRX ORKGON.
CAI'l I AIj STOt K,
Ilcctive ile poitj ulijecl to check or on eertilicute payal-Ie on ileiiiiiiid.
St lU itlit drnfu on Ncv York San Kruncinco, ami rorliaml.
Telegraphic tr:tti.:Vr.t mM on a'l puint.t in the I ' n i i I state.
Spiciiil Atteni.on men lo Col lei tion.t ami general hu-ine of our ciitoiuer-i.
Coliecii.ms niaile thn uh.uil .Southern Oregon; anil on alt acceisil.le point-,.
It. A. IIOOT1I. I'ren.
J. C. CaM1':i:.I.. Vica Pres.
v 11. 1.. (I1I.KKY. earlier
MA RULE AND GRANITE WORKS
J. 11. I'ADI'UCh', i hoi-k.
i a:n pri'p'ie'l lofninisli anything in the line o! Ceineterv wmk in any lam
f MARi-l-E t,r (JF.ANITE.
curly Unity yearn ol cxperiencf in tli
h.it 1 i an fill youi oi'ic-y in llie vi,ry lent
C.tn furnihli Wi.rk in Scotch, Swetle
Kront Street, Next to t.l-i'ene'w ti u t.Htiup
f i - ..." - '.' V v - j
A. E. Yoorhies
Kodak In Stock from SOc lo .30
The Surest Romody It
r . mi AM m 1
t It rerTcr feila to cum 8IMPLR
COLD, HKAVV COLD, ul
M IHiOXCULVL ti:oc-
I Urga BattlM If 00. M!iirm in (3c
I ttou v Tul tat 2Sc
J tlndorwl by mil life luvt tried IU
DA BY LAUGH
It belongs to health, for a
baby, to eat and sleep, to laugh
and grow fat.
But fat comes first; don 't ask
a scrawny baby to laugh; why,
even his smile is pitiful! Fat
The way to be fat is the way
to be healthy. Scott's emul
sion of cod-liver oil is the prop
er food, if he needs it; but only
a little at first.
We'd seod you a little to try U you like.
bCUl f liOWNK, 4u4 Ftarl street. New Yofli.
L. G. IIIGGINS
Grants Pass, Oregon.
G.iM, Silver, Clipper, I.eml, each . .I.on
ttolil ami Silver ... . 1J0
U'lhl, Silver ami t,'o;i;ier I'.fv)
tt... Silver and l.cuj 'j ro
Tin 3 00
All w .rlt (loin) carefully, ninl flr.tihl
liu-iiieMor none. Mail ur.l r a pnlicilei!
Front Stot'pi. Wit. r Tank.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
A. VanNoy, Propr.
ut This Qui!
It is worth 25 Cents
on $2.00 photographs, if presented
before the first of January at
opposite Court Ilcvse.
tieiil.'uciit ami everv
.1. FKANK VAT-(1N, Pres.
K. A. 11IIDTII, Vl, e-l'res.
I.. I.. JICWlM.l., Cu-liiei.
Marliie tv.i-Mii, iiitr.':intn
or American Granite or any
It in. I rf
J. I. I . t i JK ). A.
NOW IN STOflK.
i ix. s :u
call and e.am;:,f. I Ilf.M
Th. lt Wfttrrprvof rtrVM,'. Id is
w .r. 1. !.: ff, j i.. n.l
wfcrnn,-4 wnrr,r.oi, Ut ti.4
lito..!., r, ..I .m: -
l.k trthf trnilr riark. Uvntfiln
Atf . i. ,i L ll.'U, p,.t tut -au..!, Co
L I. M'iu4 fuliff U.. Ir'i . tu frtrU(.
CAN LIVE mii EASE
Josephine County as It Looks to an Eastern Newspaper
Man Who Spent His Vacation Here.
Vi K&t People Do Hera A Para
dise (or ttie True Man
T1h followiiij; intorestiiiK lrttur
foiiccrniiifr Oregon wns writtvu lo tlie
Soulli Ucml, (Itul. ) Triluine by Elmer
Crochet t, brother of Jinlgo Oiirrott
Croeki'tt of our eoutity. Mr. Crockett
is president of the Tribune, Print tup
Viih it liunitrt'il iinrt sixty itcre rnncli
witli from 50 to 70 acres nnder cultiva-
(iou ami with u few head of stock, nn
iniluslrinus family out nitiUo a living
easier in southern Oregon than in any
oilier section of the country. Few are
very wealthy, but all live with case
anil comfort, and urn happy.
The thr o iiii'.ioi'Imit valleys of
VM'Sdni ami soulhern Oreirou arc
inumil for 1 1 10 rivers, vi.., Yillamettc
Vnipuia and ltojrao. The ltoftue
river Villi, y is a liiouutaitioiis country
with innumerable creeks anil valley.
The. valhys v.iry in lenh'lh ninl width.
Sonic are so narrow that thu ranchi s
have but three) or four fit Ids of from
10 to 2') ai res and sutlicii iitly level to
cultivate and tlio remainder of tlio 1C0
ttens extends tip the moitntaiiis. This
ninkisir very convi nient for cattle
Taisinir, as tin' mountains for miles
bad; ni the randies furnish a profit
able, rano for stock for at least nine
fold mouths of tiie yiar.
Calllc return to the ranch duritifj the
winter l.ioiiths in good niarl.i lablo con
dition. Hay is fed to cattlu but two
or tliren months in tlie year and often
it is not ii.ii d at all as stock feed
on the raiij;c all uintir. Jinny of the
cultivated fields are mountain Hides
tnd vary in richness as well us depth
of soil. Tho vallcvs are from ,'ii)t) to
1,.V.'0 f.et el Tat ion mid the surrotind
in;; brautil'ul t imbcr-covcred moun
tains are from o .) to :I0,0.) feet iiliove
Hay, siah as cheat, timothy,
clover, wheat, 0:1 Is and alfalfa is
easily rained tilul is the principal
crop, but v. gel abb s and berrics'are
raisetl in abiudanco. Corn is not
profitable. Throe crops of alfalfa are
gathered each year tmd will produce
good hay for l," yenis, if irrigated,
without re-sieding. When a farmer
i: hcs to sc. d a Held to timothy and
clover and it is not convenient to
plow, the old grass is burned olT, the
seed is harrowed in and the remit is
UMially good. Hops are r isid ex
cessively anil this year tire vi rv prolit
abie. Inline mimiitaiiis ninl ranch's arc
cov.ieil with n r d clay soil, tit lit rs
are covered with line granite and still
"tli is are r-...cl.y. In tho largo val
hys, a black, sticky soil such as vc
have in Indiana prairies, abounds.
This is v. ry productive. Owing to
hoMiln Indians much of this valuable
land was not occupied for it number
of ye ars after other jiort ions of tlie
country were inhabited. Whole moult-
laiiiH are composed of crumbled gran
ite, b looks like coar.-e Kind or rock
salt, imikis a good o!id road mid i.
u-cd by the Siaithern I'iicilic railway
for the roadbed. Large pieces of this
foro.i'.tioii enii b" easily ciiinhcd bylhe
Tlieso valhys are well adapted for
''ill it raising and tho country has
gained n great reputation fur the line
quality of its apples, poaches and
The mining indiintry is rapidly in
creasing, both pl.o er and oiiaru. Oolil
bearing dio'tH jire found every.
wl.i r", but in many placi s not in my
ing iptantily, y. paying mines are be.
ing " ieveli'i.. d ut iM ryj.oint of the
coicpt-. 1: iih (oaise and line gold
is found in wlott is supposi d lo have
l.-i ti the b. d of a riM r, In in Ion to
f . t
the j rr. s i.l i ivr. I
i nil j.lalih lull of
.lie il nt fioni .ID lo
ii-ive' r mini
p '1 anil r
ic aily an
: i i.l t ion I,, i any t in..
I. ma r It' ll
s hi; y, Steam
Y u ii" not Kiy
;.'..' irg a.'i or 1'ur
r that he lives on
.hi tup -Jot .
ci.s k or
fl'Jlil the I a. ti ll!
to low a. lint fi w
is l.ve in tnU j.ar!
cohn, 1 y i,p!e nr.
.rn i ii ',..
i 1. no ii
siiw iiin.4 ;iii. I iii iiiini s are A ic ric.,iif.
It i.- Mi:;.!i-ing tn l.aiuol tiie gnat
numb, r of b.e hi lorn living alone oi.
rain heH. The trmble is tin y are old.
Kach oil" l.io. a hi.-toiy.
The climate of Oregon is ; culi ir
until its. if. The punim. rs are diy;
the days are warm ".nil the nights arc
cool. The wniti-iM are always niil.l
iucl snow is ritr.'ly s. n. Put it ruitis,
rain', rain, .Mid It is in c .-s.iry to
insure good or y. It rai,,s asily,
slowly and inil ily. No b: k or blue
lolia-., l,o thunb-r. It Just rain.
Ibii woik in ii, w tu n walk in il,
ohildiMi j .lay Iu it. Su one cms
to take told by Is ing wet. It in
claim-(! ll.-.t the climate in favorable
to p-rions having bronchia!, pulmon
ary, iiiuiiJgic and rheumatic com
plitiuts. N'i i e in winti r, and con.
'u iitiy no su't. s or sh igio uie
bouhlit or sold, but in-tcio high water
IH SOUTHERN OREGON
iu creeks and rivers is . universal.
Many trees rcniaiu green all winter
and flowers, especially roses, bloom
A rido over pood roads through the
pine, fir, oak and madrono forests, over
and around mountains, through and
over creeks, is delightful. Tho onk
trees tiro short and scragly. Many
aro covered with mistletoe, which
grows on tho limbs and body of the
Tim sHrt small can find abundant
material fur entertaining his friends,
t'liero is no reason why lie should
not bo truthful. Deer may be found
iu every direction mid bear aro fre
quent ly seen. Deer frequently inter
fere with gardens at night in settled
districts. From tho lino of the South
ern I'ticilio railroad to tho l'acitlc
coast is a distanco of about 00 miles.
It is a rough, mountainous country
and is covered with game. And then
tho fish; tho ut renins aro filled w il Ii
all sii'.es and species. I'ly hooks are
used during tho summer mid curly
fall mid salmon fish eggs aro used for
Istit during tho w inter mouths. Any
ordinary Ji.liermnu can get tv long
string iu a short time and have all
tho HtHirt ho desires.
Many towns and small cities Imvc
sprung up along tlio Southern l'acitlc
railroad, tho most promnent being
Uosoburg, Lelnnd, Grunts Pass, Med
ford and Ashland. Woodvlllo, a small
town, was named fur a Mr. Wood who
once drove a stage between South
lSond and Plymouth. He is it bache
lor, now very old, and was owner of
the ranch whore tho town is located.
Much could bo written about min
ing and timber claims, homesteads,
tho price of land and ranches, the ear
ly settlement of the country, the In
dian wars and treaties, etc, but it
would not be of interest to tho general
It is noticeable that tlio ocean is
gradually encroaching nn thu lantl
about Crescent City, and along Ihu
coast as far north as Pebble l'each.
This is largely due to the vast amount
of rocks and gravel that has been
hauled from thu reaches for thn past
itt or ill) years, which was used for
building and street purposes . Pebble
lleiich, years ugo, contained n large
deposit of gravel among which could
bo found rare specimens of pebbles,
uhil was tho favorite place for tut out
ing, but of lulu Via is tho beach has
almost been ruined by hauling the
gtavi l iiway. Thn proT authorities
should prohibit tho taking of rocks
and gravel from the ocean shorn there
by preserving the laud adjoining.
I.1 NorteKe d.
Static Held Up.
Thn Hosebtirg-Myrtlo Point stage
was held up just on tho other side of
Camas mountain. Tuesday, al ill. on I
I J ::! j. ni. by an amateur robber.
Only fl-M was secured by the man as
ii total reward for his trouble, lb
unbred thn mail sacks Known out
and after looking at them nhook his
head ami ordered them .laced back iu
the stage without going through
tin m. When ho had completed his
wink, instead of ordering I he stago to
move on, lilt turned his back to the
passenger and driver and quickly
ili.-.ippeared into Km woods.
Tlie robber was shah'oily ilrcssi d and
wore a slouch hat and si rip. d shii t.
He weighs about l'lj pounds an I is a
young man, piobnhly not ovi r ;!
yean, of ago, and scorned very nervous.
The lower part of his face was cov
ered Willi a n d l.aniliicichii f. Tin
diiver and passi ng! r both say he is a
novice at tin' business ami at times
was so nervous he could hardly hold
tho revolver. Myrtle point lint r
pri.se. I.Ik Creek lialtliery.
Si:pt. ;. i-riitn of Hie lilk i n I.
haiclnry, I- ft for San I riiiicisco this
wi-il:, in charge of ,;;;s,ihs) Chio"i !.
-ilmoii i ggn. Tie i. i-ggi will b.
siipld by sloainor to the hateli-iy al
the month of Ilogariver, v. I,, re il.--;,
will bo hati le il and i. forward Iih r
atcii. 1 he amount aliovo incut ion-n
repp-M-iils bat -tie-thiid of the total
iiuinlK-r of eggs tai.i-n at Klk en i k
this season from the Chinook salmon
Tie- remaining two thitds will I"
hatched and 111- rated in the waters of
It' -gnu river in this county At the
hatch. -ry Kiev are imw engaged in
taking filvi-rsido salmon eggs- the 11-1
P ouliar to Kouue river- and aLi
have now in live Js in, f,l cutthroat i i
mountain trout, ninl are taking n-u.
all the time. Those trout will no:
-wn until in April, after which
tiny will be returned to the'riv
I hey w ill be allowed to spawn
naturally insli ad of artificially us
--uliin.il are. Mod ford Mail.
Naves Topical liihle is the onlv
pra th ai Mibj.-ot nrraiig. iii.-ut of tin
Ilihl" iu print. It gives all the w rip
tar.s on any subject of the llihli
w hom oiin can turn to it iimin dinl. ly
Pi-hop W. H. Warren siivs of tin
Topical P.iblo: "livery liihle stmbnt
el i ially prcm hers ami ti tu In rs, will
loot very gnat asniManco iu Hi!
"ill." Mr. V. L. Ireland can fi.ru
ish you with a copy.
Only rclhihh. l.iai.'U of ph.,i.
Uixsls fstiried ut A. K. Voi.rhn
The CtiecnlcK mine, of Grave creek,
bus its new 20-stamp mill completed
and is ready to begin nincch larger
business than it lias bceu able to do in
tho past. Tho crew w ill bo enlarged,
n.ore drills will bo ojvrated uml over
50 tons of oro w ill be crushed daily.
Tho old mill will be reduced from
13 tojtlve stamps and w ill bo used as a
sampling mill only. Tlio now mill
built further down Greenback
Mountain., on a level with the deep
tunnels of tho mine, making it pos
sible to remove the oro of tho deep
levels direct from the tunnels with
Tho managers of the GroonKiok
Inini that they have oro enough
blocked out in the present workings
of tho Greenback to keep tho now
-M-stamp mill pounding continually
for 20 years to come. These workings
are opened up to a depth of HtK) feet,
above which depth it has been con
servatively estimated there is ttl.OOO,
iKHt in sight. Aside from the mine
at which the new mill has been built,
tho Greenback Mining Company have
recently purchased tlio old Norman
mine, just below, and several adjoin
ing claims; on tho opposite sido of
Irecnback mountain they have pur-"
based the Yellow Dog n ml adjoining
kiims, so that thoy are now virtually
in possession of all the leading quartz
laitns of the Grave creek, district,
til of w hich they nro having Kiorough-
sad systematically devuloH'd and
put in khupc for tho reception of unt
Xiarly lloO people are stipiHirled by
the Greenback mine, Km homes of
which have made a thriving little
town with a store, hall and school
hotise. The town is known as
'Greenback" and has recently been
made a po.tolllco.
The exact production of gold from
tho Greenback is not known, us the
operalors of the initio are of the class
of men w ho "saw wood and say noth
ing." Judging from the value and
haraeter of tho ore that is being
mined it can bo safely csi Imalt d that
the mine, with its new equipment,
will produce !,', 000 In ;."i,(KK) monthly
Machinery Adds Wealth.
Charles Crow, assessor for Josephine
unity, who is iu the city today, says
that during the past year there has
icon an increase of over $100,(100 in
the assessed valuation of pro'sTly iu
Josephine, t!m increase being largely
due to the acquisition of new mining
machinery by various development
Mr. Crow, with Portland parties
ami others at- Giants Pass, is in
terested in the Lost l'lat mine, in the
Gal ice country. The mine is located
about 'JO miles out on a 'good wagon
road from Merlin, which is on Ihe
railroad. Tho company backing this
nl. rprise is on the point of buying a
stamp mill for the treatment of the
ores,' which turn out as high us I'.',',
lo Km ton. Tin y are taking out good
ore, Mr. Crow savs. There are three
tunnels; tho lirst is about '.'DO feel, the
second loo feel, ami a lower one is in
the course of hi ing cut. The ore
from the Lost l'lat initio lias bun
treated iu Ai.hlauil.
'Southern On gnu is slow ly inakng
its way to the fiont," said Mr. Crow
Ibis illuming. "Hitherto placer min
ing opi rations have taken the lead,
but within the past few years quart,
milling is assuming the importance
thai is its due. The nuart, mines'
input is imw gn al r than Ihe placers.
Polly . .D.tiuii win lli of milling ma-
him ry has be u brought iutu Jose
hlim county dining tin. year, mid
very thing is looking up.
"A new lead whiih Was discovered
iu what was known as tho old Dybee
mine, n c. nlly so d lor il.'i.bOi. I um
informed. At tic channel placers on
bo G.iliee, a damp mill i. working
light ami day. This mill" has b. -n
qmppiil wilh a in tv flume, pip.s,
, "i. l u ill mid inal. i ially to the
i.llh of the coi, uly. "--T. h guim,
Doom of Moswlch.
Thi.. i i tho way ihe strike is work
ing in K s.vi' k as shown by it dispatch
f -Nov. lo the S. i'. t 'all. There
IV. IS ll'l lll.-agle. mi ). t Ween Colli-
p.my or . mpl. as lo v.i.g. sor work-
tu' Iioum. 'ihe e.'mp.ny would not
oi ecu:.' the I nil, a, le in the sii ike.
'1 it-ii.l ,-giv mg 'I ..v was a hlim one fm
'i I" rot"! ' I l.i iving tow n i f ! s
' I' I.. 'I'll ' i1 i" v. as devol d tn m L.
0 Inc..- hold g... . I,, ti Ullks uml pcr-
olial i-,, : (,f ti,,- 1, . mii uts and a
. m I.ii . :.-"iis v.cs Ii- gnu. 'I he lo iith
J.ii"il of tie- oijiv faaiolM s.neller l it v
loo. .-"audi d and iu I v, i) w . ks, iinl-.-s
l s -tlemciil of ihe strike takes place
lie re will be liolhllig h it of th" blisi
in rs or rc-oin k ami 1. -w ii'ii oiisiu
tho place. V' slet'l.iy loci today they
w.-ro 1. living by i m ly dace and train.
l.n ii p.i.-l. 1 1 ..in . v. i - l.iougiit into
IISO tl) ( J V Ot.t the I !.. its of til"' 1, i,i
il- nts, Hon- s an- Is ing vac iod
loi.s uu'l hot- Is oio-., d and family
after f.inily is ca.ing lo Ibis city,
to either live for thn w iuf'T or si 11
IIS I 11 '-' t s t ' i the s, coin! ,,..i sior,(
iii-l 1. ji.n t for oilier liehis.
'I he stcia oin uiaii d mi. I is.si d bj
the strikers j.-stcnlay iiavn Icid tin
i H'cct of further alienating the com-
liuy in. m t lie employ. .-stnk.rs lie-et
.-very liiconiiiig tn.i.i ami udvis
riving worl.tni 11 to move on. Sen nil
mote nnu v. hose yn,;iaihi. have not
ts-cii with the siriki is liave been c
jK'Hcd to b ave town and tm one or
two (l oio.iou violence lain hi "Il lo. d.
itlc-r than this there l..is L . u ui
The i losing ol ihe big plant is tin
most hi lions blow ever struik ti
Shasta county and If the works uml
niiiio nins'ii Id!-- f.,r any lin;:'licl
tititu there is certain to bo a tb prcs
sion of business iu this city, though
not of sueli a serious uriture as that
affecting Keswick. Tho srtike direct
ly affects moro than 2000 persons and
iudirectly affects double that number,
taking out of circulation more than
$,i0O,otH) a month. .
It is said tho company will keep the
plant idle until tho present crews of
strikers have departed and then open
tho works with nou-uuiou men. This
the strikers nro propariuto offset by
preparing to remain iu Keswick.
Union homes aro being established
and union hotels and restaurants
opened. The Federal ion of Miners,
with headquarters in Dcuver, has
wired its moral and financial support
and representatives of tlio federation
will bo hero before Km week is out to
exhort the strikers to keep up oourngo
and tight fur their rights.
Tho Mountain Copper Company
tonight gave nptico that it would pay
all time checks on presentation. Tho
usual pay tiny is tho 10th.
G. Cheney, of Grants Pass, was in
Mrs. Walter Smith and daughter
Mable, sis'tit Monday uml Wednesday
in Grants Pass.
A snow storm set in Friday, but
hero in tho valley it molt away
about as fast as it falls. It is piling
up in tlio montuins, and that means
much for thu plaeer miners.
Miss Hilda McCurdy returned Wed
nesday from Williams, Josephine
County, where bIio has just closed
a very successful threo months term
of school. Miss McCurdy's splendid
work was well received and highly
appreciated by tint patrons of her
school, and in all likelihood her ser
vices will bo re-engaged for another
term in that vicinity.
Returned from Kla.niB.th.
J. II. Smith of tho Smith Pros.
Mercantile Co., returned on Thursday
from a vacation of several weeks in
Klamath county, accompanying H. A.
Pierco to Silver Lnku. They had
rather a cold, stormy trip, but other
wise enjoyable. Sir. Smith enjoyed
some lluu duck shoot ing and had Home
varied exH'ricnces, among them a
plunge head over ears into Williamson
river which was full at leo. They
encountered several feet of snow on
thu Crater Lake mountain going over
and, returning by tho Klamath Falls
Ashland route, waded through mud
hub deep for a mile ut a stretch.
The Indians, Mr. Smith says, bavo
bel li doing a good deal of freighting
lately over this road. They never
work less than four horses or ponies
In a team and more often six or eight
When I hey get stuck 111 tho mud, as
often haiipcns, tin y doiibleHeams un
til something comes, if they have to
string ponies along the road for a
quarter of a mile.
Leaped Off Rridije,
Mrs. A. H. Kaylcr, of Cliilianius
.utility met death at West Fork Tues
lay night of last week by a very
iceuliiir accident. Wilh her husband
mi! ol hers she hud been locating tim
ber claims near West Fork. On that
evening she uml Mr. Kaylcr, walking
on the railroad track, became neimr
aled from their compiulnns who car
ried a lighted lantern. While cross
ing Ihe West Fork bridge, Mrs. Kay
lcr looked back, saw the laud m anil
mistaking It for the headlight of an
ippronchiug locomotive, leaped olTthe
bridge to meet her dentil on the rocks
II) feet below.
Notice Is hereby given that Local
I'liion No. Uts Carpenter and
Joiners of America, Grunts Pass,
Ore., ha established thirty cenls nr
hour tis I'liion schedule wages to gn
into elici t on the 1st day of Jan. I'.UKi
and ho iu lone from that on until
again changed by said I'liion when
ltio notice w ill bo given.
J. Ii. Wieillnall, president..
D. A. I'ilzgcrald, secretary.
liluo Print Pap r by th
it the Courier olllce.
van! or roll
GC.WlDIAN'ri SAI.K OP lUCAL
Notice hi lo r, by given that ou Fri
lav, 1 i -nil), r I'.'; It, lll'r.', lit the
hour of HI n'l lei-!, in . the forenoon of
.1 1 1 : i , at I lie front door of the
t'ourt house, Kto giiiitdian will offer
lor sale fm cash to the liigle-sl bidder
th" iiiidiviilcd interest, being one
half, "I .Mais 1 I. Smith, a minor, in
an I to the following real pnqsrty
ntiiato in Jo.-cphluo county, I )regou :
Lot i'j, block s.i, and Lot V in lllock 4s
of the Iomii of Grants Pass, mid the S.
Ii. quarter ol Sei-iinn i:i Iu Township
:'.' S. Ilangti H W.
Dali d Grants Pass, Nov. II, l'J3.
Sarah Ii. Smith,
Guardian i.a tint l.stato of Mabel L
Sin illi, a minor.
THE OLD RELIABLE
THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE
Tlie regular meeting of the W. O.
T. TJ. will bo held at the home of
Mrs. E, A. Wade, Friday, Dec.. 7, at
9 :30 p. m.
- Tho True Patriot.
Ho loves his country, but he' love
still more tho kingdom of God. : .
Ho cares too much for his country
to uphold her in any wrong!
Ha does not reserve hlg patriotism
until lie has chance to die for his
country; he lives for her. . t""
He does not nrra thn ae font Inn nf
the best men for candidates and then
refuse to servo when called upon,
though at tho cost of money and in
clination. . - , - f
Ho docs not vote for bad men and
then plead that he did not know they
wore bad. Ho takes time to investi
gate tlio character of candidates.
Maxim, foi' Young Men.
A young man beginning a business
career, if lie lias tho ability, can
almost bo assured of succoi by follow
ing a few simplo rules :
Absoluto honesty is the first essen
tial. No one can be trusted with impor
tant busiuess unless bis integrity is
Teinpcmto living follows closo on
thu heels of honesty, enabling a young
fellow to maintain a clear mind and
sound body. '
Modesty is another thing. Tlie
cheeky fellow ii not popular with his
employer or tlio public. Cut modesty
always commands respect.
Never miss an opportunity to make
a friend. Never neglect an opportun
ity to help a friend. Be unfailingly .
loyul to your business associates.
A largo number of friends is always
an element of strength 'iu business
life. Membership in aome good Chris
tian church is a strong aid to honest
and tcmpcrato living, and agnodplaco
to form true, lasting friendships.
Another most important matter is
the spirit w ith which ono does his
work. Tho youug man who will give
his entire mind to his work, watch
ing carefully every detail, making as
few mistakes as possible, doing tlie
work of his employer as though all
the responsibility and profit wore his
own, will (even with nioderato abil
ity) become indispensable to tho busi
ness. Such men aro sought after
every day. So many men work with
out thinking, . work aloug in ruts,
watching tlio dis k for quitting time,
tnat the niiin who think as ho works,
and thinks solely ulsout his work, and
makes it his- master passion, will
flud himself in great demand. -." "
lie patient ami persevering. Some
times wo givo up ou the eve of great
success. He sure you are fitted fur the
career you have chosen, and then stay
with it until you win. -
Test tlieso rules by watching some
successful busiuess man of your ac
quaintance. Geo. L Cochran. ' '"
The Young Man Who Drinks.
The time is c6mlng very fast in
deed, it lias already arrived in onr
commercial vlifu when a young man i
who has habits of Intemperanco is
nut r,o whig very rapidly the possible
range of openings in which ho may
inako a living.
Fifteen years ago, as thu trainmaster
on a division of one of four largo
railroads in America told mo, lie sat
in his olllce nnu day and saw a freight
train staud for two hours wuitiug for
a number of tho train crew to recover
from intoxication. When tho men
were ubln to handle the train, it
moved out of thu yard. Now, tho
trainmaster said, If the brakeman or
any of thu train tmw were found to
bo under Iho slightest Inlluenco of
liquor, or if they wuru sisn to cuter a
saloon, they wero instantly dis
charged. ' The idea of keeping a whole
train waiting for a man to recover
from drunkenness would seem perfect
ly absurd to the railroad corporation
now. Thu tlmo will come when such
in idea will seem equally absurd In
A young mini who lost his position
in il n olllce of this same company came
to ino hist year and begged that I
wnt.hl use my inlluenco tu have him
taken back by thu suicriiitciidciit of
the division. He frankly confessed
.aal he had been drunk, and was nn
iblo to nqsirt for duty one day, but
'lie next morning he was at his desk.
lYhcii he appear, d he received his
lisiuis.-uil. He acknowledged his fault,
mil promised thu suinrluteudent it
Aould never occur again, offering to
let tlio road tako bis wages ami pay
them to his aged father and mother.
Ho pleaded that it was Ills Drst
I went to an influential citizen to tho
aead of the department where the
young man had been employed, and
wo stated his case and pleaded for a
-H'coud trial, but the superintendent
simply said: "This railroad is uot
Iu tho b'.i-iness of reforming druukards
or Mcbkiiuing young men. Past ex
perience has taught us that is useless
for ns to take young men back in Kiis
way. "Charles M. Sheidon.
TO THE PUBLIC.
P.. G. Magoon, representing Allen
& Gilbert Co., of Portland and Sun
Knim isoo, has opened a musio store
in the I. I). O. F. Bldg., with a full
line of pianos, organs, sheet musio
and una 11 musical goods. The prices
will bo saino as iu the city. Call and
examine for yourself. Old itistrnuicuts
taken iu exchange.
HOUSE FOB KENT. ,
six room house ou A street. In
quire at this oftko.