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GRANTS PASS. JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, MAY 21, 1903
colonial - lodging
E street, next to Josephine Hotel.
Newly furnished complete, Rooms
by day or week. Rates reasonable.
W. F. Harrington, Propr.
HOTEL HOME KITCHEN
Three block north of Depot.
S2. Cent reiils.
Board and Lodging $5.00 ptr week.
H. MOSUOLD, Propiie or.
Field and Garden
Seed in Bulk.
White and Yellow Field Com.
Sugar Corn, Pop Corn.
Alfalfa, Timothy, Red and White
Peas, Beans, Onion, Carrot.
Also regular package seeds.
J. M. CHILES,
FRONT and FOURTH STS.
SWEETLAND & CO.
FRESH and SALT
N. E. McGREW,
TRUCK, and DELIVERY
Furniture knd Piano
GRANTS PASS. OREGON.
The popular barber shop
Get your tonsorial work done at
On Sixth Street Three chairs
Bath room in connection
John M. Kuinmell F. M. Ktimnieil
JUMMELL & RUMMELL
Sixth and 0 Streets opp. Court House
Grants Pass, - Okeoon.
ATTOKN ICY-AT-LA W,
Practicee in all State and Federal Court
Othce over First National bank.
Grants Pahs, - - Oiisgon.
Y C. PERKINS,
0. S. DEPUTY
My lino of Sundries
Orange Front, opposite Opera House
Grants Pass, Oregon
Mrs. Fred Unra.th.
PrcsliUnl Milry Ink,
"Alter my flnl baby wai born I did aot
Mtm la Hti wiy itrtntth ltnou.h tht
doctor gave mt a tonic wrtkh h coiuid
ved very superior, but liutud ol letting
bctur I (rtw wuktr evtry day. My hui
btnd iiuiittd Out I bkt Win of Urdu!
lor a week and we wfcat It would do (or
me. I did Ukt the medicine end wu very
grattM l lind my itrtn-jlh and health
tlowly returning. In two weeks I was out
I bed and in a month I wu able to take
p my niual dutiel, I am very enthiui
aiuc in lt praue.'
Wine of Carrlui reinforce the organ
of generation for the ordeal of preg
nancy and childbirth. It prevents m
carriage. No woman who takesW ine
of I'anloi need fear the coming of her
child. If lira, t'nrath had taken
Wine of t ardui before hrr baby came
he would not have leen weakened at
the wai. Her rapid recovery ahould
commend thit great p-medy to every
expeclar.t mother. W ine of Crxdui
refulatn to n enstnial fl"w.
j FREE! S&"5 )
day we will give
with $1 purchase . &3
: 2 Ice Cream Sodas JX
VS C With $1.50 pur-
chase 3 and so on ,
up with each 50c
L J increased amount
purchase an ad- A
' ditional ice cream
Permanent Business House
for Grants Pass
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, 1900, 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 reliabie 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.
pus Kaufman I I
QkAhuy V 1 1
Mines, Farms aud Timber Lands
Bought and Sold.
We have Treasury Stock of the best
in Oregon for Sale.
f asPExceptional facilities for in
A. B. Cousin, Mgr.
Send for prosriectus St. Helens &
Galice Mining Co.
II. II. BARTON,
Full irtmit of Watches, Clark, Sil
verware ami Jewflry. A Gi
AtfrtirMnt of hrac-rlcta and
UlemenV Druf Store.
r .... v . 1 j nil a.
I tort "4 s7n.pTT.MA4 w4. Vm
m I ts . rrw irr,fif ft.
are up to the minute in style, none
of the highest priced merchant
tailors show any more advanced
styles than can be found in the
"Kaufman Garments." Think
ing men will readily note the ad
vanced styles shown each season,
equal in fit and finish to the high
est priced merchant tailored pro
duction, and to tell the difference
would be a difficult task.
If you want the highest class of
artistic tailoring you will surely
find it in a "Kaufman Garment'
The Kaufman Tweedham ia a unique idea in
two-button double breasted sack coat
Unuiually chic in appearance. Suitable for
high class young men's trade.
L. G. HIGGINS
811th and II 8t reels,
Grants Pass, Oregon.
Gold and Silver $1.00
Copper and I-ead, each I.IK)
A II bnsinesa intrusted to me will re
ceive prompt and careful attention.
HAVE YOU IJEEN
THE ACME OF PAR
LOR GAMES. GOOD
FOR SOCIALS AND
PARTIES. : : : : :
than a box of monkeys
Slover Drug Go.
PECULIAR IDEAS 0F0RE60N
A Correspondent Relates His Ex
periences in Boston.
An Oregon iau, traveling through
the Eastern states and especially
while iu New England, was surprised
and somewhat mortified to discover
how very little tins people iu general
throughout that section of tho country
know ahout his homo statu. They
know all about Calif or 11 in, its fruits
and flowers aud its .lovely semi-
tropical climate, they liaro heard a
great deal about tho grand mountain
scenery and healthful air of Colorado,
the Yellowstone Park and ita wonders
aro a common topic of conversation,
and thev are even familiar with the
climatic advantages of New Mexico
and Arizona but to the majority of
them, Orogou is as vague as Central
Africa. Oregon is still to them a
howling wilderness, over-ruu with
wild beasts and savages, aud they
were greatly surprised to learn that
we are thoroughly civilized, that we
have modern schools and college! and
that our cities are strictly np-to-datc
in ever niodcru improvement and in
every particular. Imagino how the
Oregouian felt when ho met people in
Boston, yes, eveu iu the seat of
intellectual power and meutal activ
ity, who actually did not know where
Oregon is. Ono lady, seemingly well
educated and well-informed upou most
subjects, really asked if Oregon were
not in Canada 1 A business man in
another largo city of Massachusetts
wanted to know what stato Oregon
was in. These aro exceptions, of
course, but the New England people
iu general have but poor know ledge
of the conditions of nffnirs in Oregon
and know nothing whatsoever about
the wealth of natural resources and
the congenial climate of our home
stato. Iu conversation with a gentle
man who is editor on the staff of one
of the leading Huston dailies the
writer spoke of the very mild winters
which the inhabitants of Western
Oregon enjoy. That worthy gentle
man was astonished anil exclaimed,
"Well! I .always imagined that the
climate of Oregon was somewhat
similar to that of Alaska." When
ho learned that our lawns and fields
aro green all winter, and that we have
gathered strawberries at Christmas
timo in the open garden, that uluumt
cvory month during the year the roses
bloom out of doors, his astonishment
bordered on incredulity. So decided
a revelation it was to him that he
made tho conversation the subject of
an editorial in his column of the next
issue of tho pajHT. And this seems to
bo the popular opinion regarding our
climate. They think, because we
live in such a northerly latitude, that
our winters must be extremely severe.
Visitors to Oregon go into raptures
over the excellence of tho Oregon
fruit, and yet Oregon fruit is practi
cally .unknown iu tho markets of the
East. The demand for Calfomia fruit
increases with each succeeding year
and though iu certain lines we cannot
I10110 to ooiniieto with California,
there are many varieties in the cul
ture of which we can excel. There is
so much iu having the name and
Why is it that people know so much
about California, Colorado and Ari
zona, and so little about Oregon?
Simply because, no matter where yon
go, you find those states advertised and
Oregon is not. Oregon has never been
brought before the people in her true
light. It Is true that the people of
the 'middle West are beginning to
learn of the advantages of living in
Oregon and thousands are coining to for opening (ialice creek unci the
investigate anil to mate their homes work is being steadily carried on. A
among us. This is just what we dc- saw mill is now being put up near
sire and we should offer every induce- the luiiulh of the creek and will soon
ment to attract visitors. Advertising, lie c utting lumber for buildings and
when it is overdone, does more harm for the big Humes by which the creek
than good. People come to a country is to be o'iciicd. The project is to put
filled with great expectat ions based flumes in the creek at. the inoulli and
upon what they have heard anil read, sweep out the creek bed with the
aud if what they lind is what they ex- pijs-. The bed of (ialice is uudoiibt-pct-tcii
to tlnd, they are lisapHiintcd jedly rich ill gold, the accumulations
aud the good name of (lie country ,of many years. The lower part of
they have visited is done irreparable
damage. In advertising our state, it
not necessary to overdo ; simply
to tell things as they actually exist
is enough to attract attention. Rest
assured that if visitors come and stay
while with us ami return to their
former homes they will never again
lie happy until they return to make
Oregon their future home. This has
been the writer's own experience and
It has been the experience of hundred
of others. V. A. J. iu Woman's Club
RELIC OF PIONEER TIMES
Little Girl Finds Ancient Musket
Near Port Orford
The little 5 year-old daughter of
Will Johusou, while at play n ar her
home, on Elk River, a few days no
found what she called "funny piece of
iron, "says the Port Orford Tribune.
Her grandfather Invenigalid and
foQlld it to to the barrel of nil old
army musket, such as was used by the
settlers here, during the Indian war of
'.Vj-'A An abler tree II inches in
diameter had grown over a tiortiou of
the barreL A silver sight, as bright
as when new, was on the barrel and
au exploded cap on the tule. The
tock had long since decayed, but
after digging down a few inches Mr.
Johnson found the irons of the stock
and also a badly decayed Iron ramrod,
t'nder what circumstances, and by
whom the old gun was lift where
found by the little girl, will never
be known, but there U no doubt but
that the gun did its jrt some 40
year ago iu helping to civiIU- and
colouie the then w ild and woolly wcaL
TO PROTEST ON RESERVE
Bo&rd of Tra.de Te-kes Action to
Prevent the Mo&sure.
The board of trade, held a meeting
of the whole on Friday evening at the
city hall for the purpose of consider
ing measures for opposing tho forma
tion of the projioscd forest reserve.
Though the matter is one of import
ance, there was only a very small at
tendance of tho business men. All
present wero united iu the opinion
that the movement for the reserve
should be killed if possible and the
only question was to tho most effect
ive plan of action.
The meeting was called to order by
President R. Thomas, who stated the
object of tho meeting. After some
discussion, oil motion by Joseph Moss,
it was ordered that a committee com
posed of A. C. Hough, C. E. Harmon,
F. S". Chausso and J.O. Booth should
confer with the Oregon delegation,
that the members of tho delegation
might set forth the matter in its true
light to President Roosevelt, whose
proclamation is necessary to create the
reserve, aud that tho timo and man
ner of such conference be left to (In
decision of tho commit too. It w as
decided that petitions protesting
against the reserve should be circulat
ed throughout the county. The offers
of A, C. Hough to draft the petitions
and of F. V. Chausso to print them
Mr. Hough suggested that we should
eo-opcratu with the othor count ie,
Curry.Coos and Douglas, affected by
tlio reservo, aud on motion by Mr.
Clilkey it was ordered that Mr. Hough
and Mr. Chausso be appointed a com
mittee to act with the president and
secretary to draft a letter to be sent
to the several counties.
Tho reserve as projxised Includes over
CO per cent of the land of Josephine
county. There aro 111 townships in
cluded, as against l'J left out. The
proportion in Curry county is similar.
Fountain Pens Waterman's Ideal
3. .")0 to Itl.OO at Cramer Bros.
PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT, NOW' ON
TIlKOl'llll CRAM'S PASS
GALICE PLACER PROJECT
Work Being Done By G&lice
Hydraulic Minint) Co.
The (lalice Hydraulic Mining Co
is Komg ahead with the big project
the creek channel is
tilled up w ith
part of these
come Irom the
Some of the
tailings and a largo
should pay well for
tieularly those have
old Ankeny workings.
ground in these old diggings was too
hard to properlv yield to tlie pipe
with the prcs-iurc available at the
time they were worked and went
through the sluices in lumps, curving
a great deul of gold w ith tin in.
These lumps have much become ip-.
iuiiHised and disintegrated by the
action of the elements aud their gold
is ready for the washing. Resides
the creek channel, the coin puny has a
large quantity ol ground of uudotihted
rieiniens in the creek bars and higher
channels. Heretofore it has been im
possible to work much of this on
account of the lin k of water in sunn
cases ami the lowiics and h pth of the
ground ill others. Jloth tie-" ob
stacle will be overcome by lie- le w
company, ns the oj nlng of tie- i r i k
Is-d will make it trfiwjhlc to woik
the very lowest of the ground and an
abundant water supply will lie put on
the highest of the ground by tin- i x.
tension of ditches carrying excellent
water rights owin d by the company
j from further up the stream. The
I Veatch ditch, carrying water from
the "right baud iork or Calice, ii
now being extended and win 11 com
plete will Is some two mill long.
The project l a big one but the
pronpect t fully justify the i ntlay
aud the indications are good fur a
large and paying enter) riw . The
work is being done uuih r the man
agement of A. R. Cousin, who has
proven himself an unusually cu;cMe
and successful j laocr operator.
For stationery go to Koteruiund.
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Progress of the Parties e.t Work
Near Crescent City.
Both crews of the Oregon & Pacific
railroad suryev were iu towu Sunday
receiving tho first payment for work
done. The line southward up to
Saturday last, had been ruu seven
miles, reaching the summit between
the headwaters of the south branch of
Mill creek and a small stream flowing
westerly. Tho survey in several
places crosses tho long inland curves
of the down coast wagou road. It
was tho iuteutiou to drop back this
week and set grade stakes over that por
tion where preliminary work has been
done. The grade is fair, as shown by
tho leveling instruments. Work has
been somewhat retarded on account of
the great dilllculty of getting through
the dense growth of redwood trees, and
over tho numerous largo fallen trees.
Tlie crew running northward has
also becu iu heavy timber, and not
until the south end of Smith Rivor
Valley is reached will they have open
country. Through tho Valley and oil
northward, tho difficulty of heavy
timber will be avoided to a great ex
tent. Both crews started In about
7 miles eastward of this city. The
lino southward will pass through the
heart of the redwood belt, extending
to Trinidad, Humboldt county, aud
the work of course will be slow.
About IS years ago a party represent
ing Villard, one of tho best kuown
railroad promoters of tho time, passed
over almost the, identical route uow
being ruu by tho Oregon & Pacific
southward. Del Norte Record.
Beware of Frauds.
We lend where others try to follow,
by claiming that they havo tho same
splendid paint that we aro using for
our many patrons. It is impossible
for them to get it, as wo invented
this paint after exhaustive trials, and
lira tests and do not sell iu bulk to
anyone. The paint is only prepared
as wo use it. Tho Oregon Fire Proof
A ToCU OK THE WEST PASSED
"THE PLAY'S THE THING"
Allon Stock Company Plays
to Crowded Houses.
1 lie Allen stock company, now
playing a weeks engagement at the
npi ia house, is one of the most thor
oughly satisfai t ory dramatic com
panics Mini nave visiteii drums Pass
111 is s asnii. The plays are full of life
ami dramatic interest and each rt is
sustained with spirit. The musical
fe.it uri's are among the best. Tho com
pany have a good band and the or
chestra is suisrh. A number of
familiar faces, of sople who have
been ,i re with Jessie Hhirley and
other companies, aro seen among
both in tors and musicians. Tho peo
tile of this l ily are pleased to see how
little Verna l'elton has developed
ince her former upH'iiraiicn here.
Appearing then as it hild prodigy, she
i s now an actress fully worthy of the
name and sustains her pari with nil
ability that might well be tho envy of
many of more mature years and ex
1 he o niiig play was "The Power
of YVeallh," and the audience enjoyed
not only tin' play but the pleasing
siialties which were presented.
On Tuesday evening in "Shall W
Forgive Her?" the coiiijiuiiy presented
one of the strongest mid best plays of
their reiicrlnir. Iu this play the
work of Keginalil Darker as the
"ptrson" was exceptionally good.
The part is a difficult one aud calls
for the exercise of dramatic talent of
high order. Miss Dorothy Davis
cn favor with the audience by her
rendition of the character of (irace
West while (i.-orgia Francis wan thor
oughly at home iu the part of Aunt
Mutha. Kussell p.-ed, also, fur
tlupil the golden opinion of h i ad
mirers ami all the members of the cast
Hi re sultli tent and able ill their
On this, Thursday evening the pro-
dm t on will lie "Hiz. 1 Kirke." This
exeelliiit bill was lirst produced In
New York City in 1MS at the Madison
siii.ire theatre and had a continued
run in that lha;re for over 400 perfor
in nice. It is considered the greatest
of American play and has made more
moii-y than any similar play ever
written. The comedy is all rich and
refreshing t the same time a story ai
tol.l that has a lasting impression.
.EVERYTHING FOR TIIE HOUSE.
Full supply put in
Dishes both Glass and China;
New Goods, New Prices.
Plenty of TUMBLERS, all
HAMMOCKS Fine line.
Refrigerators quality and prices guaranteed.
The entire company will be seen ' to
The play for Friday eveniug will
bo Harry O. Mawaous' celebrated
military drama "A Fair RebeL" In
this excellent bill Little Verua Folton
will be seen ia her "cutest" part
that of "Captain Johuie" the little
rebel The characters are nearly all
of them southern people and it shows
tho right side of the high minded
southern ladies and gentlemen.
The matinee Saturday will be
Howard Hall's oomedy drama "The
Dangers of Now York." This bill Is
especially adapted to suit the ladles
and children. Little Verna will play
tho leading role.
The company will close their en
gagement Saturday night with one of
the funniest plays ever written. "The
Mack Heifer" it an" Old Homestead"
play and the characters quaint and the
oomedy is cloau and wholosomo.
The prices for this excellent com
pany aro within the roach of all being
15, 23, aud SB cents. The prieea for
the matinee will be 15 aud 25 cents.
A COMING QUARTZ MINE
Schrlmpf Bros. Property Being
Developed by W. T. Cope,
V. T. Cope Is developing the quarts
property of Hchrinipf Bros., situated
on Maplo gulch, on the Applogate near
Provolt, which property he has under
b"niL The mine is making good
showing and ia one of tho best ap
pearing properties iu its district The
Schrlmpf Pros, have been working it
for sevoral years and the mine has at
tained considerable fame for tho do
IHisitsof remarkably rich quarts which
have lieen uncovered. It is expected,
when systematically developed, to
prove a projierty ol great value.
Klamalh Fe.Ms Ditch.
Tho irrigating ditch belonging to
Henry E. Ankeny and Mrs J. T.
Henley, of Klamath county, runs
through the town of Klamath Falls,
and the village authorities have com
menced suit in tho circuit court to
secure an injunction against Its own
ers, alleging that the property is a
nuisance ou account of injury from
Tho town wants the leaks ttopMd,
which would bo a very expensive
undertaking. Mr. Aukeny ia there
making prnparartloua for defense.
The case will apiiear for trial in the
June term. Republican.
ta. C. Z.XX. Column
Our W. C. T. U. and Mothers' and
sisters meeting will be hold at the
home of Clark M. and Esther Terrell
on Friday afternoon tho 22d, at t .30
A cordial imitation is extended to
Wo announce wl'.h sincere regret
the death of one of our Moved and
venerable members, Aunt Agnes Saw
yer, of Kerby, who has been like a
mother iu Israel to our Union, of
which her huslstud was a devoted
honorary member aud the W. C. T. U.
was for some time held in their hos
pitable home and always welcomed
during their residence here iu (Jrauts
Mrs. Mary Kuhl of Chicago, III,
who la national superintendent of
work among the niiuers and also
evangelistic sorieriutcndcnt of the
state of 111, visited our town on the
3d and 4th of this mnntli and on the
evening of the 4th delivered an excel
lent address. "Our Boys" wits the
topic. While thankful for the
audience present and for the Interest
aud appreciation manifested yet there
was cause for regret that every lover of
tern iterance doet not show themselves
as being upon Ood'i side upon such
your orders at once.
More new furniture
the kind that pleases
both taste and pocket
O rani t wart
FIRE FIEND IN ASHLAND
$23,000 Goes vpHn Smoke on
Monde. y Morning.
Ashland suffered a most disastrous
Are Monday morning, which broke out
shortly before 8 o'clock in the Ply-
male restaurant on Fourth street near
the 8. P. dopot, aud before its fiend
ish work was stopped nearly a whole
block of business buildings went up
in smoke aud entailed a loss of nearly
26,000, upon which there was an in
surance of 1 1 0,000 carried.
As near as can be ascertained the
respective losses and insurance cover
lng'.the same are as follows :
Ashland Meat Co., nonilual loss.
Ouruea Block 3,500
O. A. Ournea, merchandise and
L. P. Orr 3,200
Ashland Trading Co 1,400
PoloyA Hughes 100
W. L Townseud 250
Mrs. K. F. Kiuuoy 2,000
E. F. Kluney 1,500
P. Provost 1,500
Ed Sutton 1,000
Mrs. O. Oaulard 2,000
0. K. Nlninger 1,000
Total 122, 450
Ournea Block t"l,SO0
U P. Orr 400
Ashlaud Trading Co 1,01)0
Mrs. Kinney, buildlug 1,000
K. F. Kinney, fixture and goods 000
Ashalnd Bakory 700
Ed Sutton 1,000
0. E. Niuinger 1,500
Mrs. O. (Jan lard 1,500
Willamette Valley Choral Union.
Dr. Van Dyke returned on Friday
evening from Eugene where he has
been in attendance upon the spring
festival of the Willamette Valley Cho
ral Union. The festival was in every
way a great success this year, reflect
ing groat credit.uiu tho people of
Eugene. Tho chorus, consiting of 150
voices under tho direction of Profs.
Glenn of Eugene and Buyer of Port
land sang Oounod's " Redemption"
and Mendelssohn's "Elijah." The
Portland symphony orchestra of 28
pleres was also in atteudance and be
side their work in tho oratorios, save
a very enjoyablo concert the first
night of the festival in which Mrs.
Sherman L lirowu a violinist from
Portland appeared to splendid ad
vantage. The soloists were Mrs. Rosa Block
Bauer, Portland ; and Miss Eva L
Stinson, Eugene sopranos. Mr.
Walter Reed and Mrs. W. A. Bushoug
both of Portlatid, altos. Mr. James T,
Iro8ton, New York and Mr. W. H.
Boyer, Portland, tenors aud Prof. L
M. Oleiiu, Eugene and Dom Zan, Port
The receipts of the festival were
about fllOO, leaving a surplus above
THE OLD RELIABLE
THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE