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GRANTS PASS. JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OREGON. THURSDAY, JUNE 18 1903.
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CRATER LAKE DISCOVERY
J. W. Hillm&n Tell How cvnd
When It Weii first Found.
I see tli.it a former resilient of
Sonthorn Oregon in the early 00s
claims to have boon with the party
that discovered Crater Lake. Mr.
Clark dates his supposed discoyery
many years too Into.
Just SO years ago this smunrer a
party of prospectors from California
camo to Rogirb river valley, stopped a
day or two, laid in a supply of pro
visions, and tliDD left the valley as
they supposed, secretly, and without
having betrayed the object of their
visit; but whilo making their pur
chases, one of 1 1 10 party drank, and
talked enough to cause some of my
friends to repent and speculate upon
the object of tlieir mission, which
was toon declared to bo the old
familiar hunt for the Lost Cabin
mino. If I remember rightly, there
were 11 members of the California
party, mid just as soon its thtiir object
beenmo known, nnother party of
Oregon prospectors was formed to fol
low them, and If the mino was re-dis
covered, to share in the fruits of the
fabulous wealth that was supposed to
At this date I cannot recall the
names of the party formed to follow
the California prospectors. I think
our party consisted of 11 just '.ho
same number as the party we were to
follow. I think Henry Klippoll, J.
L. London, Pat McMunus, a Mr. Lit
tle, and myself were part of the num
ber. I know Loudon was there; I am
almost snro Klippel and Little were
there, ami I ant sure 1 was one of the
number. Wo made, quick prepara
tions, (rot some provisions together,
and started after, tbe California
miners, who soon discovered tbnt we
were on their trail; and then it was
game of hidu and seek, until
Oregon, tlte property of Jimmy Dob
son, a miner and placor, with head-
puarters at Jacksonville, who had
furnished me the mulo in considera
tion of a claim to be taken in his
name should we be successful. Strang
er to me than our discovery was the
fact that after our return I could gut
uo acknowledgement from any Ltdiau,
back or squaw, old or young, that any
such lake existed ; each aud every oue
denied any kuowledge of it, or ignored
tho subject completely.
A few mouths after our return, war
broke out between whites aud Indians,
and in September of the same year I
was shot while in camp on Evan
Creek, where several California!!
were kille'd, among them being old
"Grizzly," a well known California
fighter when volunteers were called
for.Aud while on tho subject of
Indian wars, I would like to kown t
the particulars of the siege of Oalioe
Creek wero ever published, aud has
tho story of tho killing of Mrs. Wag
oner and her child, aud the noble de
fense of Mrs. Harris in protecting
herself and child, after the killing of
her husband, ever found its way into
print? A nobler, pluckier defense
was never recorded, aud if Oregon
over has a -'Hall of Fame," then the
uamo of Mrs. Harris should find an
honored place tlierin.
J. W. HILLMAN.
A HEROIC PIONEER WOMAN
Mrs Harris Fought
Indians In 1835.
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Increase of Post Office Se.Ie.rlee
in Towns of the State.
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HAVE YOU IJEEN
Uk kSTs Pass.
IV s. DKI'UTV
- .TY? KA!W OAL8AM
!.ii. .! r-f.
II. II. liARTON,
Full iwtrtrnvnt of Wati li,-s, CliK-k", Sil
verwan; and .leweiri-. A t'ni
an. rue-tit t r.r.i- leu an.l
Clamona' Druz Stora
4. I ' fr-
I I A IKm
the acme of par
lor games.- good
fur socials and
PARTIES. : : : : :
than a box of monkeys
Slover Druo Go.
rations on both sides began to get
low. The California would push
through the brush, scatter, double
backwards on their trail, and then
camp in tho most inaccessible places
to bo found, and it sometimes puz
zled us to locate and camp near
enough to wateli them. One day
whilo thus engaged, and when pro
visions had run very low, each party
scattered out to look for uuvtliing in
the shape of game that could be found.
On my return from nil unsuccessful
hunt, I passed close to the camp of
the CnliforuiiiiiH. Up to this time
neither party had spoken to one of the
others, but seeing a young fellow in
camp, I bade him good day, and got
into conversation will) him. Ho ask
cd mo what our object was in the
mountains, and why we linng so close
011 their trail.
I frankly told him wo believed tlieir
leader had certain lauilinarksr which,
if found, would enable them to locate
tho "Lost I abin, and as wu were
all pretty good prosectors anil
hunters, we intended to stay with
them until the mine was found or
starvation drove in back to the
valley. After this a truce was de
clared, and wo worked ami I11111 oil
ill unison. One day just bt foro de
ciding that it was 110 longer safe to
stay in the mountains, with nur Very
limited supply of food and no game
to bo found, wo camped on the side
of a mountain, and ufter consulta
tion, it was decided that a few of
each party slumlil tal.o what provis
ions could bo spared mid for a couple
of days longer limit for landmarks
which tho leader of tho California
party was in search of; of Ilia parly
I was one. Loudon did not go with
us, and who else did or dot not go, J
On tho evening of our first day,
while riding up a long, sloping
mountain wo suddenly camu in sight
of water and were very much sur
prised, as wu did not expect to see
any lakes, aud did not know but what
we had como in sight of and close
to Klamath Lake, and not until my
null" stopjH'd w ithin a few feet of
the rim of Crater Lake, did I look
down, and if 1 had l i n riding a blind
mule I firmly belli yn I would have
ridden over the edge to death and do
strui tion. We came to the lake a
very little to toe right of a small
sloping butto or mountain, situalid
in the lake, wilh a top somewhat
flattened. Kvcry man of the party
gi.i'dwilh wonder at the sight be
fore him, mid no h in his own pecu
liar way gave .r .--ion to the
thoughts within him, bur we had no
time to lose, mid after rolling souo,
boulders down the aide of tho lake,
wn rodj to the left as m ar the rim as
jsissible, past the butto, looking tos-e
an outlet for the lake, hut we could
I was very tuition to find a way to
the water, which was Immediately
vetoed by the whole party, and us the
leader of the ( iiliforuiaiiK hail Is come
discouraged, we deeid d to teturn to
camp, but not N fore w discussed
what name we should give the l ike.
There were ninny names suggested,
hut Mysterious Lake and IVrp Line
Lake Were most favorably received,
and on a rote, Poop Line J-ike was
chosen for a tnuiie.
We secured n sniiill stick about the
l.c of a walking cane, and with a
knife made a slit in one end, a piece
of pafs-r was torn from a memorandum
book, onr names wriitn on It, tin
paper stack in the slit, mid the stick
propped up in the ground, to toe Is H
of our anility. We thou nlnetantly
turned our but ui'ui tin- future
Crater Lake of Oregon. Th finding
of Crater Iake was 1111 accident, as
we wre not lin king for lak s, but 'hi
fact of my Iwing flint afn its banks
waa due to the fai t that I was ruling
the best saddle mule in Southern
Judged by any test that may bo ap
plied, it may to discovered and proved
that tho imputation and business of
Oregon is not only steadily but rapidly
increasing, says the Telegram. One
sure proof of this gratifying fact ia
the increase in tho business of a num
ber of postoftices, on account of which
the salaries of tho postmasters will be
in creased on July 1. Not only is the
busiiioss of the Portland olllee grow
ing month by month, but that of
other and smaller Oregon cities is also
increasing. Tho salaries of the post
masters of Salem, Pendleton, Eugeno,
Oregon City, Ashland, Koseburg,
Grunts Pass, Corvallis, MuMinnville
Medford, Hood River, MurshUeld,
Union, Hillsbnro, Nowberg, Tilla
mook, Hums, Independence, Hilvor
ton, Milton, Huntington and Wood
burn, as will be secu below, will be
increased 100 a year on July 1. This
does not mean that other cities, like
linker City, La Gruudo, Astoria and
Albanv, uro not growing, too; only
that their postotlioe receipts do not
quite justify thu increase at this time.
Hut all Oregon towns aro growing
right along, anil tliey are doing so
because tho country surrounding them
is being developed, because popula
tion and products aro increasing, be
cause Oregon, "with bur own wings,"
is constantly rising to a higher aud
Oregon City IWK)
Grant Pass 1X00
Hood Hlver 1.W0
Marsh n.ld 1500
Hums . 1100
Iudoiicndcuco 1 100
Tho s)stmaster of Portland will re
In tho article which, we publish in
this issue telling of the discovery of
Crater Lake, Mr. Hillman moutious,
iu connection with the Rogue River
Indian war, Mrs. Harris and Mrs.
Wagoner, aud especially the heroism
of the former.
The Harris place, at the time of the
Iudiau war in 1S05, was about seven
miles northwest of the present loca
tion of Grant Pass. It is the same
place which i now owned by Dr. W.
II. Flanagan of this city and which
lies about midway between Leuse
creek and Jamp-off-Joo, ou the wagon
road. At that time the road ran on
the other side of the place from here
it does now, nearer the mountain,
and the Harris dwelling was situated
on this road.
The Indian attack iu this country
was a complotesurprise. The settlers
wore unprepared and nuuiy of them
were massacred in their homes. The
Indians surrounded tho Harris home
aud called Harris 'out of tho house.
As ho stopped from tho doorway
they shot him. Mrs. Harris ran out
and dragged hi in iusido tho house
where he died soon after. She aud
her daughter, a girl some 13 years old,
took rifle went up stairs whero they
oould command a view of all points,
and with the lierolo uervo which was
possessed by so many of our pioneer
women held tho Indians at bay nutil
nightfall. When darkuess canio on
they escaped from tho house and lay
hidden all uight in the willows
which grow on the place. In tho
morning about, nine or 10 o'clock a
small company of volunteers appeared
ou the scene aud they wero rescued.
The house was burned by tho Indians.
A boy living at tho Harris home was
absent on an errand to tho neighbor
ing place nt tho timo of the attack.
Ho was never seeu afterwards aud it
is supfiosed that ho was killed by the
Mrs. Harris later became Mrs.
Chambers of Jacksonville and the
daughter wag married to John Love
of tho same placo.
Mrs. Wagoner lived on Louse creek
the place which is now occupied
by Q. M. Savage. Her hustmnd was
killed away from homo either going
to or returning from Jacksonville.
She was taken prisoner by llio lu
ll Inns and her fate was never learned.
HE REPENTED TOO LATE
Wc have just placed in our
Ware rooms over
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r Popular Prices.
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ir rOCKET PLEASING PRICES. -
Tinvvnro sniV Milk Pans 75c dozen; Coffee Mulls 10c each;
i inwaic naie Tin Tea and Co)Tee Pots I0C each
$2.95 up, all prices."
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' Iron Beds.
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Get our figures ou the new Hardwood Spring Mattress,
. Cutlery '
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1 III SI
In the summer sty lis, long, flow
ing linos, sloping shoulder effects,
quaint collars and bertha are ex
treuuly picturesque, and never bo
fore have materials lent themselves
with such grace to tho. fashionable
modes. There is no end to the
varieties of collars, pelerines, and
other waist garnitures in luce. The
embroidered linens exhibited eipn
In the highest degree the present
luxurious trend or fashion: they are
uii'iuestionably the novelty of the sea
son. the pure whilo ami creamy
batistes and mulls are beautiful
enough this season to fashion a gown
for the most exclusive function; they
are procurable in both pluiu ami em
hroidercd effects. Lawns of all grades
are shown and are esjiecially well liked
for morning frisks. Daintiness and
simplicity aro the chief considerations
iu their make-up. Lingerie dresses
evolved from tho sheerest aud finest of
lawns, organdies, batistes and baud
orehief linens, are elaborate onougli
for the most formal occasions. No
more serviceable dress can bo found
than one of a thin silk of Janew
or China weave, for, when soiled,
can ts' washed is-rlecliy. fashion
has decreed that the summer ward
rolst must contain a loose white cistt
of some sort, ami tbe proof ical woman
w ill make it of canvas. Iu tho street
Ins k the tailor mode white canvas
is till ra aunirt. Fans of lace, gauze.
feathers and flower will lie carriiil
this summer, hummer gloves are an
fiiilrtaiit Item in the outfit and are
shown in both silk and lisle aud really
lit the hand better thau kid. July
J. .1). Heryford Musi Pe.y
Birdie McCe-rlv $22,500.
Tho breach of promise suit against
James D. Heryford of Lakoview by
Miss Birdie McCarthy was tried last
week in tho United State court In
Portland. The jury awarded a verdict
to Mis McCarthy iu tho sum of
2,500. The finding is coiihidcrd
cessivo, mul it Is protnitile that a new
trlul will bo ordered. The case hits
attracted a good deal of attention
throughout the state.
James I). Heryford, cuttle King and
blinker, live uear Lakoview, Or.
There, in September, 1IHK), ho mot
the plaintiff iu the suit, Miss Hirdie
McCnrty, who camo out from
Michigan and begau teaching school
thu Lakevicw neighborhood. She
took op her residenco at the Hery
lord ranch, and under the circum
stances was naturally much in the
society of its opulent, proprietor,
1 ! 1. 1 1 11 drove I:, r to and from
school, !,... .1. assisted her ill build
lug fire aud sweeping out tho school
house. His attentions to the school
mistress became marked, us ho was
alone iu thu world, aiul was doubtless
anxious to secure a helpmate, To
aud from the various places of amuse
ineiit functions of tho neighborhood he
was her escort, and during these r
lit! ions it was when Cupid got in his
wor. The night before Christinas,
three years ago, their affections
reached the osculating point, while
driving home from a social gathering,
and on the night succeeding he asked
the matrimonial iiucstiou. Thu iwrty
interrogated for time In which to
take the matter under advisement,
and lour day.) later gave uu alllnna
live reply with the understanding
that she be allowed to Hiss half of her
timo after marring in Michigan. In
the course of a few weeks, following
the engagement, Miss .Met arty says
Heryford compromised her, and hi
relations with that understanding
ontiuued until thu summer of I'.MH
when she went to her homo in Mn hi
gan to prepare for the wedding.
A corresiHjiidenco was maintained
during the summer aud autumn, and
iu (X'tobcr Mia McCarty claims to
have received a letter from her lovi
in which was tho confession that he
had ceased to love her, and asking for
a release from tin contract betw
tliein. She wrote and pleaded with
lil 111 to carry out is agreement, but re
ceived no reply, and in Septemls
brought tho suit. When notiee of the
action was served on Heryford he
wrote to his betrothed, so he alb g
and promised to marry her if she
would como to Heno, Nov., but if the
offer was made nothing ever came
Mars of On goo vest sx kct sizo V
ents at Hid Courier ftfllcc.
Fountain I'ens Waterman'
IX.V) to (A 00 at Craiurr Hroa.
A THOUGHTFUL MAN.
M. M. Austin of Winchester, Ind.
knew what to do In the hour of need.
Hi wife had anch an unusual caw of
stomach and ilver trouble, physi
cians could not help her. He thought
of aud tried Dr. King' New Life
Pill and she got relief at once and
wu finally cored. Only 25o, at W.
F. Kremer'a drag store.
Tho W. C. T. U. will meet with
Mrs. J. M. Chiles, Friday, June 19,
at 2 :!I0 p. 111.
Who Killed Our Cart? .
Hy Rev. J. a. Van Noss, D. D.
Few telegrams ever carried swifter
or moro unexpected or more needless
sorrow into a household than
"Carl is shot; is dying; answer."
he faces in tho parsonage grow
very pale us this and the one that fol
lowed it wero read. Our Carl, a
student in a state university, shot and
lying! Surely souio awful mistake
somewhere. Half an hour found us
sis-eding toward the north as fast as
hurrying train could bear us.
We had llrst seeu him lil our con
grcgution ut Mason City, In. Very
fair of face, with blue eyes and flaxen
hair, ond a verv responsive, silent
listiiier was the Carl lie fore us, and
wu had been attracted to him. A
visit to the study followed.
Wo gleaned his history. A Swede
No homo In nil Ibis laud. Partially
nrokeii Iu health from oversludy,
Kconomicul. Determined. Intel
lectually brilliant. Deeply spiritual.
It was easy to share w ith him our
home. The great church family soon
felt the throb of Ibis young man's In
telligoiit zeal. His Sunday school
class multiplied from four young
ladies to four times that number, ami
spiritual results proved hi in the best
of teachers. His league n tings
were csx'hal. The class-leaders wen
ever pleading for tins ovcrworkcu
voung man's presence, saying :" You
help us so. "
Two years of strength to tie church
Two years of joy to the home. Two
years of beautiful life before us all.
Health had come back. Money bad
been saved. The university was call
iug. Wo loft together, lie for tin
school and we for district work.
Aud now? Alas! what now? Tin
train spun nil. Mgld was gone 1 lie
noon of another day had come. Sad
faced students met our train:. Then
was 110 need for words save to tell
thu awful tragedy of his death, lb
had been doing double class work
much Young .Men's Christian Axsocia
tion work. Hut he must not forget to
husband bis finances. Ho organized
11 hoarding club. It was very pros
Herons. II" had hired a woman to
prepare the meals. All this we knew
The woman was in charge of all the
kitchen work. Shu must have the
money. She paid all the bills.
It was hers by right. And she was
The husband was depraved, passion
ate, and A devotee of the saloon. He
demanded the wifu's wages. They
had already ls en paid. With empba
sis he claimed them from tho weary
woman. She refused. Angered that
Curl had already paid, maddened at
his wife's retention of tbe funds.
crazed by a half slaked whiskey
thirst, ho drew his revolvver aud
fatally shot our Curl, Next he aimed
at his wife, but missed her. The
he closed the awful tragedy by
emiitviug the revolver into his own
brain. This was the story, cnipha'
sized with ob, that laid foreve
I sorrow ou our hearts.
Who killed this blameless, brilliant
Was this nameless man tho murdorer ? ,
80 said the inquest. ,
What ; fired tho .brain to dare the
terrible deed? Liquor.
Whenoo camo tho liuoor? From
youdor saloon. ' , ..
And whence camo that? By the per
mission of tho law.
And how camo the law? From state
an national legislature.
Hut who compose those law-making
bodies? Representatives ot the peo
ple, from among the people chosen by
ballot by the people.
Every ballot cast for the man or ,
party that stood for the saloon shared .
lit tho responsibility for the aa loon's
crime. Curl wo dead because the ..
hiskey.triillia lived, perpetuated and
protected by the expressed wish of the
voters of thu commonwealth.
Ijidy Macbeth could uot wash her
hands white from the invisible blood
stains, and all the perfume of Arabia .
could uot sweeten her little band.
A long us tho legalized saloon eiist.
xit of blood will be on the hand of
it protectors, aud ! political eipe-
illeiicy cannot sweeteu them.
After tho fatal shot oar Carl wa
borne to the hospital, aud love and
skill did their beat to keep him there.
When told that ho woold die, lie e
pressed uo four. A few brief met- .
sages or love, and Ut great white
soul went to Ond, who gave It A the
Uselplos of old took tho beheaded
body of John the Baptist and burled
It, and then went and told Jesus, to '
wo boro the mutilated form hundred
mile to the one whoae name wa last
upon his lil, and there, beneath a
wilderness of flower, made till
sweeter with tho baptism of many
tars, wo laid our Carl lo rest.
Over his grave we registered once
again tho vote or Hostility to l.'ie
iqtior tratllc. Until tho haud wa
old as his, and voices a silent,
1 1011 IU tongue and pen and ballot
never (alter in their effort to briug
this trallic, humanity' murderer, to
its liual death. So closed the life of
Carl (. W. Aliuuulst, a rare Kporth-
an. The present and Joruing boat
of our great hpworth army must meet
and utterly destroy the foe that
stealthily seek other victim from
THE OLD RELIABLE
THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE