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GRANTS PASS, JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 1903
COLONIAL - LODGING
E street, next to Josephiue Hotel.
Newly furnished complete. Rooms
by day or week. Rates reasonable.
W. F. Harrington, Propr.
Field and Garden
Seed in Bulk.
White and Yellow Field Corn.
Sugar Corn, Pep Com.
Alfalfa, Timothy, Red and White
Peas, Beans, Ouiou, Carrot.
Also regular package seeds.
J. M. CHILES,
FRONT and FOURTH STS.
SWEETLAND & CO.
FRKS1I and SALT
N. E. McGKEW,
TRUCK, and DELIVERY
Fnniin rj kihI Piano
CHANTS PASS, OREGON.
The popular barber shop
Get your tonsorial work done at
Ou Sixth Street Three chairs
Path room in connection
John M. Kumniell F. M. Kummell
JUMMELL & RUMMELL
Sixth uuil C Streets opp. Court House
Gkants Pass, - - Ohkhon.
Piactices in all State anil Federal Court
Ollice over First National Hank.
Grants Pass, - OuKUON
J J C. PERKINS,
U. a. DEPUTY
11 IN KRAI. SURVEYOR,
I, HANTS 1'ASS,
My lino of Sundries
Orange Front, opposite Opera House
Grants Pass, Oregon
I TOE GREAT
uvpt 1 d.reO.r..' I, ili f,,t nw.n. ,1 ... F'
tiity years. For tLe common f un- i
ily ailments, iiu h us constipation
indig.tir.n, l.ar.l c,Hj, hove! c.ai:- H
planus, cniin ana lever, luiivus- I
nest, headache and ch'-r like '
complaints no other medicine is f;
u's-.-j..ai v. 11 inv igorates ana tc
uliites the liver, agists diTe'.i,jn,
stimulates a tiun of the kidneys,
purifies tlie l.lood, and purges the
bowels of foul accumulations. It
,cures liver complaint, indigestion,
sour stomach, diz7incss, chilli,
rheumatic pains, sideathe, back
ache, kiduev troublci, CfinstiMitita,
diaj-r'.nia, liiliou.ness. pile:., bard
colds a-r' headache, hve-ry dniff
gi,t fcs.Ttadford 's Bltrk-ImapU
in i'o ee-it paekagr-s and in mam
moth s.:e f;ir SI. 00. Never accept
a subsume. lr.,.i-t on bavins u.e
original made by tbe CLattaiiu.'a
I bcli.-vc Thc4ftird'i Btack.Driu((h
b the best mcriicint'on earth. It
food for arv and vtrvthtntf. I hjvt
a family ot twelve children, and for
foia I riavs kept them on foot
and healthy with no doctor but Black.
lujht A. J. GREEN, Hlcwara, La.
County Treasurer' Notice.
There are funds in the treasury to
pay all warrants protested to Jannary
Interest will rt twe from this date,
April 2-M, lata.
J. T. Taylor,
Mrs. Jos .ph Mo-w wiil icccive bids
f r rui.fTu.-:riin rf dvc llitig bor.se.
Plans and i-ci8catioLS ixuy b- ccu
at Foartli aud E street
i A Mi
"--'';.; - l
As soon as a suitable business location can be secured
Mr. II. M. Coss, proprietor of the Coss Piano House, estab
lished at Medford May 20th, igco, and the Coss Piano
House established at Ashland October 28th, 1902, will es
tablish a permanent piano store in Grants Pass, where a full
line of reliable standard makes of Pianos and Organs will be
carried and sold on easy terms to suit purchasers. Will also
handle sheet music in large quantities. We have now in
stock in our stores in Medford and Ashland the finest stock
of Pianos ever on display in Southern Oregon.
See us before buying.
Coss Piano House.
We handle all kinds of Musical Instruments
Leave orders at our stores for Tuning."
Grants Pass Banking & Trust Co.
I'AIH I I' CAI'lTAI, STOCK
Tranvacts a General Hanking business.
Receives deposits subject to check or on demand certificates.
Our ciistnmeis are assured of courteous treatment and every consideration con
sistent with sound bunking principles.
Safety depusit boxes for rent. J. FRANK -WATSON, Pres.
It. A. BOOTH, Vice Pres.
U. I.. JEWKI.I,, Cashier.
The First National Bank
OF SOUTHERN OREGON.
CAPITAI, HTOCK, - - . 930.000OO.
Receive deposits subject to check or on certificate pavable on demand,
hells sif-ln drafts on New York Han Francisco, and Portland.
Teleirraplnc transfers sold on all points in the I'nited Mtates.
Special Attention given to Collections and general business of our customers.
(.ulleriions made throughout Southern Oregon, and on all accessible points.
H. A. 1I0OTH. Pres.
J. V. CA.MPIIKM.. Vir-e Pres.
II. I.. (ill.KKY, Cashier.
.MAKIJLE AND GRANITE WORKS
J. B, PADDOCK, Phoi'H.
i am prepared to furnish anything in the liue of Cemetery nork in any kind
of MARBLE or GRANITE.
Nearly thirty years ol eiperience in the Marble business arranl my saving
'bat I can fill your orders in the very bent manner.
Can furnish ork in Scotch, Swede or American Granite or any kindvf
I it p a mwin;
Fruni Htrror, NKt to Gwn'i Oar.uhop.
Mines, Farms and Timber Lauds
Bought and Sold.
We have Treasury Stock of the best
in Oregon for Sale.
aTExceptional facilities for in
A. B. Cousin, Mgr.
Fend for prospectus St. Helens &
Galice Mining Co.
II. II. BARTON,
Full Mwirtment nf Watches, Clocks, Sil
ver an and .lewttrr. A lifsJ
A'Kjnmeni of ltracrlHs and
Clement' Oru( Store
at ( juffh ttyrup. TMfl( -L UN I
are created fashions new and
out of the: ordinary. The
product of the highest order of
the expert designer's art. The
material is carefully selected
not alone for appearance but
for wearing qualities as well.
The majority of fabrics are of
original designs and in most
cases are made expressly for
tlie Kaurman uarments.
No other garment wears as
well, and no other garment
looks as well. To sum up
perfection in tailoring.
The Kaufman Carleton, a new creation for
l f j, a sack a'.'.it of original design. It is
adapted to both young end middle aged
men. This garment will appeal strongly
to i very lover j gyod dress.
Can be found at
Permanent Business House
for Grants Pass.
L. C. HIGCINS
K11II1 unit II Streets,
Grants Pass, Oregon.
tiold and Silver M
Copper and Iead, each I .no
Tin ; 3.00
All bnsineai intrusted to me Will re
ceive prompt and cartful attention.
) HAVE VOU HEEN
THE ACME OF PAR
TOR GAME4?. GOOD
FOR SOCIALS AND
PARTIES. : :
than a box of monkeys.
PINE CENTER OF OREGON
Grants Pass Lumber Industry
Assumed Laryo Dlmonslons.
Gratits Pass is the pitio center of
Oregon. There nre some 16 sawmills
tributary to the city., with tbuircoin
biued outpnt for tlio coming seasou of
probably somo 20,0X1,000 feet.
The following are the mills tribu
tary to Grants Puss: Welter, Praclit
& Smith, three mills, Grants Pass;
Applegato Lumber Company, Murphy ;
Powell Creek Lumber Company, Pro
volt j M. A.v Wortz, Grants Pass; E.
C. DeArmoud & Sons, Grants Pass;
Harry Smith, Grants Pass; Grants
Pass Door ift Lumber Company,
Grants Pass; H. E. Christie, shingle
and sawmill, Selma; Sugar Pine Door
& Lumber Company, Grants Puss;
Savago Itros., Grants Pass; A. C.
Woodcock, Kerby; Williams liros., &
K' ndull, two mills, Grants Pass;
. Rook, Applegato.
K. C. DcArmond & Sons have their
new mill, ou the Applcgnte, about
ready to operate. TI10 plant lias a
capacity of 20,000 feet daily.
Applegato Lumber Company, Mur
phy, nro installing a 40,000 mill.
Giants Pass Door & Lumber Com
pany, Grants Pass, aro installing a
mill about live miles from Grants
Pass. The mill lias a cajiaeity of
about. 10,000 feet.
Harry Smith, Grants Pass, is In
stalling a 10,000 mill 011 the south
side of Kogue river.
The Oregon & Pacific Itailrond Com
pany aro putting three surveying
parti' s in the Held to survey an exten
sion f their proposed line. Tho line,
as originally planned, was to run
from Grants Pass to Crescent City,
Cul., but it is now proposed to extend
the road north to Coos Pay and soctli
Tho Grants Pass Sugar J'1no Door
& Lumber Company's factory is run
ning steadily on box orders.
Welter, Pracht & Schmidt, of
Grants Pass., lire., Iiuvo their new
sawmill nearly completed. The mill
is located in n line body of timber
about five miles from Woodvillo.
Tho Hilt Sugar Pino Lumber Com
pany of Grants Pass, Oregon, lias a
mill near Coles, California, and nre
making pn paratiou to start up for the
season. H. C. Kinney, president of
tho Grants Pass Sugar Pino" Door &
Lumber Company, is the manager of
Tho llrm of Williams Pros. & Ken
dall, of Grants Pass, Oregon, 1ms
clmnged its title to the Williams
Pros. , Door Ai Lumber Company, and
will hereafter bo associated with the
Hootli-Kelly interests, and bundle
tho retail end of the Grunts Pass
Sugar Pine Door At Lumber Com
pany's business. The new sash and
door plant will turn out 1(H) doors
daily. This company is interested
in two pine mills with a cajiaeity of
about !.", 000 feet daily. Oregon Tiin
htrmnii. NEW MiFpreparation
A Fine Map of Orcsjon is Nearly
Completed in Portland.
For several weeks prior to his
resignation, Col. V. V. Drake, had
been impatiently awaiting the com
pletion of a large map of the state.
Hi! had made a contract with tie
Title, Guarantee Ai Trust Comiiany,
the publishers, for the very first copy
placed on sale, and hoicd to huvu it
for use some weeks sooner. Hut
.M. ssrs. Huber and Maxwell, the com
pilers, who have, w it h other assist
ant, been engaged for. over three
years in compiling the necessary data
from Government and local surveys,
delayed the completioa of their work
until tint very last Government sur
veys could be approved and the lust
surveyed action be delineated on the
What is denominated u "proof
co y" of this magnificent work was
hung ujion the walls of the Informa
tion J'.ur. ;iii last evening for tem
porary use. It is to be replaced by a
fully finished, colored mid varnished
copy as soon as the work call bo done.
It is of vi ry large si.'j und shows
the entire tinstirveyed and surveyed
areas of the state. Kvery section of
land which bus been approved by the
Government up to within the last CO
days is accurately t-hown in the work.
All streams, harbors, county lines,
railroads and like detail are accurate
ly traced, with locations of county
seats, cities nod the like. At the Isit
toui of the n.ap is a list of uli ost-oilicc-,
railroad stations, shown by
sections, townships anil ranges; also
lyipulatii ti of prim il towns as tiiken
by the eeiiMis. of I'.S'I, the money or
der olbci s being (ler.iiiiati (1 by full
At the ri '1111 f-t of Colonel Drake,
Messrs. Hub' r and Maxwell hav
agreed that, lis soon us the several
count v maps, also arranged for, come
In, tiny will, us tie ir contribution to
the cause of the bureau, without cost,
dclim u!c upon tl.e map by approjirl
ate varied colors the hsatious of
mineral, tin. 1st, grazing, arid, Mini
arid, agricultural, grain and fruit
lands of the i tit ire stale.
When this muji is couiplet'-d, thc
burtau will have in this one compen
dious display the v ry foundation up
on which to base, ulj the future work
of the bureau.
The ei-sujs riut' nde-it was extreme
ly solicitous ub ut the production oi
this wolk, us it will be of value ex
ceeding -") times its coi,t, and be fecli
that Mc.rs. Uuls r and Maxwell
should, vi leu tin ir work is ccfl.pb ted,
be placed on the roll of honor in the
list of 1'.. i il.wrl'a patriotic -topic.
REFERENDUM IS DEMANDED
For the Purpose of Killing Three
Grants Pass, April SGV
To the Kditor :
Through the columns of your valuable
paper, I wish particularly to call the
attention of members of fraternal ordcra
and working men of your city to the
effort now being made at the instance
ot Southern and Eastern Oregon mining
and mercantile men to repeal, through
the referendum of the people, three bad
laws passed at the last session ol the
state legislature. One is the Portage
liailvray bill which Ukes (105,000 of the
people's money for nothing; another
known as the Eddy, or Corporation
Capital Slock Tax liill, and house bill
No. 202 which repeals the present pro
vision of your tax law giving the poor
man exemption from taxation and exe
ecutton on $300 of his tools and house
hold goods. Theje last two wore passed
to cinch certain classes of the public lot
extra taxes to meet the requirement t of
the first mentioned bill. Look into this
question carefully. See my letter in the
Oregon mil of the 21th on pan 15, which
explains the situation more in detail.
I came down on the train today with
L. it. Heeder of Pendleton, Graud
Sachem of Red Men of Oregon, who was
speaker of the house of representatives
to Salem two years ag . Mr. Reudur
told uio that be was personally aware ol
the political jobbery which passd these
three bills at the last legislature. He
"Pulitius in Oregon today is simply
a ecramble for federal ollice. We would
be much better off if the legislature met
only once every 10 years. I am familiar
with some of the jobs put up by the last
legislature by which Ueer was thrown
down for the United States senator
iiiai nut tho expressed wish of the people
at the last election under the constitu
tional amendment; Moody was called
back from Washington, after having
done more for the state than any repre
sentative we ever had there, with the
possible exception of Tongue ; and which
gave us the Portage Railway, Corpor
ation Capital Stock Tax bills, and took
from the poor man his right of exemp
tion from taxes and execution on his
tools and household goods. It was a
political trade, pure audaimple, without
regard to the interests of the people."
"I; am a member of the Order oi
Eagles and have been in several other
fraternal orders and make a direct ap
peal to Eagles, Elks, Redmen, Masons,
Knights of I'ytbias, Workmen and all
other orders, to look iuto this matter
closely. We are acquiring consideiable
property throughout the state, and it it
mostly held under a corporation of the
ordor. Krom now on, we will have to
pay these taxes. Moat of us are work
ing men und have a right to fomo pro
tection by exemption. Gentlemen, why
should We be taxed to death and allow
the politician to throw our money away
on portage railways at the Dalles lor
which there is no more necessity than
for a fifth wheel to a wagon? The U. S.
government at the last tension of con
gress appropriated 4,000,000 to build a
canal between the Dallea and Cecil.
Every man who has had anything to do
with transpetation, knows that this is
the onlv true solution of Columbia river
transportation. Emy engineer ttho
has examined the ground knows that
l';r,0o0 will not build one third of
the proposed road; that it will take one,
two or three more setsions of the legis
lature to provide sulli -icnt funds to com
plete the road, to say nothing of piovis
ion for its equipuiDut and operation
Ily the time the road is put into shape
to operate, the government canal will
have been lliiinhed. In the meantime,
to construct the road would only liauiptr
the operation of the goveumeiit und
cause uuecessary delay iu the building
of the canal.
If there is no use for the portage road,
then there is no necessity of Hair tux
ing all iuiorporated enterprises of the
stale, and imposing the hardship on the
Diking men as it now standi in Holl-u
Hid No. L"i-'. I hen is no state in the
Union or a European cuunlry that don
not give the woikingmen uomu protcc
tion auinst taxation and execution.
DO NOT l'OlttiET that the signing
of these petitions makes all three hills
inoKTative until the people have a
chance to vote Usin them at the general
election in June 1001, or, practically
speaking, we esrspe two years, taxes
ALSO REM EM I! KR that the signing
of these petitions d "i not obligate your
vote in lif'.'l, but enough signers now
sill give mI plenty of time to consider
Already in Southern Oregon they ate
assessing the working men under (hit
new law House Hill No. T.H.
Then lul us sign these referendum
petitions it can do no one haini and
when we go to the polls In Itnl, I think
we will all be convinced Dial our gener
al interest demands the repeal of these
hills. It is up to the ople Uiasierl
their rights." W. C. Cowoii.i.
A SEEDLESS WATERMELON
If Receipt Don't Work Mr. Peake
Will C&t Ilia He&d.
S. P. Pcako, writing to tho St.
Louis Gli lie-Democrat from Rose n
dale, Minn., says: "Will you please
say these few words for ine about
se--dless watermelons to Mr. Tommie
Williums: 'After the vine has run
a. r about tight inches long, cover
the runners with dirt and keep wet
until it lias taken root; then cut it off
from the Tine. I sure it bus good
roots first, and keep all buds piii'-ln d
off the runner till it is cut from the
vine. If this don't make seedless
ui -lous I'll eat my head.' "
Pit ye le Rejiaits at Cramer liroa.
MONEY THROWN AWAY
Will Be if $165,000 Goes Into
Portland, April 24.
' (To the Editoi) I have noticed with
a great deal of interest the able articles
recently published in your columns by
W. C.Cowgill of Baker City, upon the
subjects for referendum to the people at
the next gsneral election of the laws
passed last legislature appropriating
money of the people to build a Portage
railroad at the Dallea imposing a pro
rata capital stock tax on every form of
incorporated business in the state,
striking particularly at those who are
endeavoring to develop our wondoitul
natural resources in minerals and the
law which takes away from the poor
man and laborer his right of exemption
under present statutes from taxatioa
snd execution o(;i90 worth ot bis tools
and household goods.
I am especially struck by the injustice
of that law which takes from us mining
men $105,000.00" to build that much
talked of portage road. Every business
mau and every engineer who has ex
amined the situation knows that it will
take at least a ball million dollars to
build the road and terminal docks, equip
u for operation, to say nothing of a
fund to ruu it from one legislature to
As a business proposition it is
absolutely silly. The question ot
Columbia river transportation is one for
the nationul government lo solve and it
has already done so by appropriating
(1,000,000 and ordering its engineers to
begin work immediately upon a canal
and locks between Celilo and the Dalles,
which is the only true and feasible
method of bringing about cheap water
transportation, and which proposition
the railroad company has already offered
to assist the government in bringing to
a successful issue.
I am very glad to eue the iwtitioni for
the referendum ot these matters being
ciiculatad all oyer the city, and have
assisteel In spreading the information
as far as possible. 1 find that the work
ingiuen and middle classes have
awakened to the situation and are
signing all ol these petitions.
L. Y. Kkhdy.
Any Voter May Sign.
Portland, Ore., April 24, 1903.
(To the Editor) At the request ol a
number of business men and working
men ol this city, I desire to say that
any legal voter in Josephine county or
anywhere in the slate can sign Hit
referendum petitions now being circu
lated, but as the county clerk must
certify that he believes such signers to
be voters it la always bmt to register
before signing, if the signer is not
already a registered voter.
Tho petition for the referendum or
the poitnuo railway corporation lax bill
and exemption bill ran be bad ol any
of the newspapers in this city and some
of the leading citizens. All desiring lo
sign the petition will phase do so as
quickly as p isaible. W. C. C'oivuilL.
SUPREME COURT RULING
Affirms Hann&'s Ruling In State
vs frank McCann,
The supremo court lust week band
ed down a decision atllrming the
judgment of tho circuit court of
Josephine county, II. K. Hallliu,
judge, in the cuso of the state of Ore
gon, resisiiident, vs. Frank McCann,
appellant. McCunu, it will bo re
membered, was scutcnccd to aurvo
nine years III thu penitentiary for
having shot and seriously wounded
David Halliday in tho ollice of the
Hotel I -'"' in this city. The de
fense, ou cross-examination during
tho trial, sought to question Halliday
concerning the re location of a mining
claim in which Im and McCann were
interested. The court excluded the
testimony ami the supremo court ap
proves tho ruling. McCann will serve
NEW PEST llsT HOP FIELDS
Worm Cuts the Vlnee in Yerds
A corrcspondi nt from Sulern says:
Sumo of the hopgrowers of this
vicinity urn alarmed over the apjicar
uiioe of a new strange pest which is
said to be engaged ill deadly work up
on the new vines. Otto Hansel), of
this city, who owns a hop yard near
Oak Grove, in Polk county, rejsirts
the discovery of a small worm about
the size of a thread and half an Inch
in length, which Is cutting tho young
sprouts just above the hop roots, and
should the st become numerous or
general III its attack, tho fear is that
it may destroy a lurgo jsirtlou of this
Juiiii r Winstunluy, secretary of the
Hop growers' Assss intion, who owua
a yard north of this city, is said to
havo found tho same jicst, hut there
bus been no general investigation to
discover whether it exists In all the
yards of this sei tlou, nor has there
bee n any scientific biography obtained
of the obnoxious visitor. Hjsaiinens
will le submitted us soon as possible
to tho entomologist at the I'orvallis
Agricultural college for clarification
and for the discovery, if possible, of
some means for its extermination.
Tim iii.isirtaiico of the bop crop
limit r fin sent und prosjsctive market
conditions makes the appearance of a
threatening f st a serious matter In
this great center of the hopgrow lug
A thing of beauty is a joy forever
is certainly true of a roof puiutcd
Willi fireproof iaint.
guarantee to show you the Best Refrigerator
made and show you the reason why you'll be pleased with the reason
ICC Cream Freezers The kind that makes smooth and evenly
. frozen cream and ices.
.Store News This Week.
The new Carpets have had a phenomenal sale; some good rea
sons easy prices, honest prices, low prices, for the very finest
quality Carpets made. Let us have the pleasure of showing
you our immense line.
New Wall Papers More new Wall Papers, particularly In
grains and Heavy Gold Borders some
most beautiful effects.
NeW Cook StOVeS We show some big values in this department
the new line has just arrived.
We're Headquarters for
Furniture " Picture Mouldings
Lace Curtains f -jAlwiJ Uranlteware
The W. a T. U. and a mothers'
meeting will be hold at the home of
Mrs. Esther Terrell May 8, at 1 :30 p.
Antl-AIcohol Congress MeeleT
Berlin, April 18. All countries of
the oiviliied world are represented at
the first Alcohol Congress ever held in
Germany, which began its sessions
here this morning.
The subjects to be discussed Include
the abuses of alcohol, in its various
forms, the suppression of the evil and
the proposed forms of legislation
against Its sale and nse.
Prominent temperance advocates
are present from America and all
parts of Europe.
The Burning Issue.
The saloon is the most audacious
lawbreaker of the age.
The foes of the saloon must nulte
against its friends.
If the saloon is to be overthrown,
the church mnst overthrow it
The saloon can no more maintain
respectability than a akunk can act as
a salesman for a cologue factory.
The man's hands are red with blood
who stand aloof from the temper
auoe cause. So said Gluts. O. Finney,
Everything is not in the temper
auco reform, bnt the temperance re
form is in everything. So repeatedly
said Francis E. Willard.
Prohibitionists do not claim that
prohibition Is the only issue. They
do claim, however, tliat there is no
other issue worthy of the votes of
moral and Oristian men and patriots
so loug as the saloon issue is un
settled. There are men who seem to think
that as a Christian church member
they could not be justified in choos
ing the least of two evils, but as
citizens of the commonwealth thrj
could be justified. When the devil
gets the citixen, where will the
church member be?
Two hundred rattlesnakes running
through thu town unmolested, bitlog
everybody they come in contact with
that's (roe ram. Put the 100 snakes
in a box with 200 bolos iu It that's
low license ; plug np 100 of the holua,
and the snakes will all go out at the
other 100 that's high . license ; drive
the snakes all over into the adjoining
county that's local option; oat off
their tails Just behind their ears
Thus Ssxlth the Lord.
Woe to him that baildeth a town
with blood, and established) a oity by
Woe unto him that glvnth his
neighbor drink, that potteth the bot
tle to him, and makest him drunken
also (Hub. 1:12, IS).
But they have also erred through
wine and through strong drink are
out of the way.
And your covenant with death shall
be disaunullcd, and your agreement
with hell shall not stand; when the
overflowing scourge shall pass
through, then ye shall be trodden
down by it (laa. 28:7,18.)
For among my men are fonnd
wicked men; they set a trap, they
Shall not my soul be avenged on
such a nation as this? A wonderful
and horriblo thing is committed in
The prophets prophesy falsely, and
the priests bear role by their means;
and my people love to have it so; and
what will ye do in the end thereof
(Jer. 5:2rt, 29, 80, 81.)
If thou forbear to deliver them
that are drawn uuto death, and those
that are ready to be slain ; '
If thou suyest, Behold, we knew
it not; doih not He thai ponderetb
the heart consider 1st And He that
keepetli thy eon), doth not He know
it? And he shall not render to every
man according to his works? (Pro v.
Don't wait till fall to swa vonr
roof protected or yoa may get burned
A cool subject for the economical housewife
who wants the best for the least money. We
Everything for the House.
VISITS BY PRESIDENTS
Old Crania Pe.se Entertained
President Hayes and Party.
Theodore Roosevelt will be the third
president ol the United States to honor
Grants Pass by his presence. His visit
here will probably be exceedingly brief,
measured by the time it ukes the train
to pass through town and the hour will
be so lata that it is doubtful If the
people will even get sight of him, The
other two presidents were Harrison
and Hayes. The train which bore
Harrison stopped bere several minutes.
The president appeared tot one brief
Instant on the back platform, bowed to
the outside air and went back. The
people hurrying to the spot, for of
course the train did not stop where it
was expected to, caught a glimpse of the
back ol bis bead as be returned to the
car. Secretary Rusk and Russell B.
Harrison saved the courtesy of the
occasion and the good bumor of the
Prssideut Hayes passed through old
Grants Pass some time in the latter por
tion of bis administration. At that
time there was no railroad between
Roseburg and Redding and the presi
dential party traveled on ibis portion of
their Journey by stage, though In a
private coach. They took dinner at the
stage station of Grants Pass, kept by
E. Diuiraick. The people bad gathered
from lar and near to see the president,
and it was probably the largest gather
ing that ever assembled at the station.
A knot of 10 or a desen men were
standing oat In Iront of the little store
whsa the preiident, weary probably of
the dust and Jolting of the coach, came
walking along tbe road. He made him
sell on ol tbe crowd in the most off
baad and unassuming manner, entering
easily into their conversstion, and
making blmsell "at home'' in a pleasant
and friendly manner, After dinner, an
Informal reception was held In front of
th house and the president and Mrs.
II ay as met the people and shook hands
in the presidential style. Mr. Hayes
is ismsmbered by those who were there
as an exceptionally pleasan, lady. In
both ber and tbe president there v. as
an entire absence ol anything approach
ing pompousnsss or any air of superior
ity. Titer acted and talked like real,
ordinary, (very-day people. Tbey had
oo assumed manner but were genuinely
pleasant and Irisudly.
Beware of Frauds.
We lead where other try to follow,
by claiming tliat they have the same
splendid iut that we are nsing for
onr many patrons. It la impossible
for them to get it, as wo invented
this palut after exhaustive trials, and
Are tests and do not sell iu bulk to
anyone. The pnint is only prepared
'as wo nse it Tho Oregou Fire Proof
Prof. A. P. Armstrong, the clever
president and manager of the Port
laud Business College, arrived here
Thursday to pay a visit to Laurehwh
Farm, of which he is proprietor. He
Is doing a great deal to bring this
scctiou into prouiiiiouce, by Inaugurat
ing a novel enterprise, aud one that
is entirely nuknowu iu the statu. He
ha onr best wishes for success.
Southern Oregon tun.
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