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GRANTS PASS. JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, JULY 16 1903.
If you liave a house or other
building you want moved see
A. E. Holloway
two miles west of town, north side
PIANOS and ORGANS
Coss Piano House
Medford and Ashland
H. M. COSS, PKOPaiKToa.
Thn largett Piano home between Port
land and San Francisco.
Small profita. Quick sales.
Sheet Music at PoPular Prices.
Those Two Piece Summer Suits for Men at
...Welch's Closing Out Sale...
Will keep you cool the warm days. The very choicest of colors.
All wool fabrics and made to wear.
We have those
All new upto-date lasts in
- Single or Heavy Sole.
OPERA HOUSE BLOCK.
At the residence of N. C. Boyn
ton on Fourth street.
Perfect fit and satisfaction guar
anteed. Mrs. Clakke.
II. II. BARTON,
Full Mnortnient of Watches, Clock., Sil
verware and Jewelry. A timid
Assortment of Bracelet and
Ulamewa' Drug Stora.
SWEETLAND & CO.
FRESH and SALT
Pbohs 21 '
N. E. McGREW,
TRUCK and DELIVERY
Formtore and Piano
GRANTS PASS. OREGON.
The popular barber shop
Get your tonsorial work done at
On Sixth Street Three chairs
Bath room in connection
CW. ft tMJU U. I
arm IWIS W "" "yl
Sea Shells, Curios,
$ 8.00 suits sell at $6.00
9.00 " " " 7 00
10.00 " " " 8.00
BROAD RIM UP-TO-DATE
kind sell at
and Overweight $3.50 Shoes
for $2.95 a pair.
Blucher or Regular cut, Vici Kid, Box or Velours Calf,
Have other shoes that sell at $1.15, 1.45, 1.H5, 2.45
IS Till: PLACE TO SAVE MONEY.
Grants Pass Banking & Trust Co.
PAII VP CAPITAL STOCK
Transact, a General Hanking famine..
Receive, depo.ita.uliject to check or on demand certificate..
Our ciihtomei. are assured of courteous treatment and every consideration con
sistent with aound banking principle.
taIetydepo.it boie. (or rent. J. FRANK WATSON, Pre..
K. A. BOOTH. Vice-Pre..
L. I.. JKWKI.I., Cashier.
The First National Bank
OF SOUTHERN OREGON,
Kereiv deposits subject tu check or on certificate iiavaMe on demand,
fell .ista draft, on Sew York han Francisco, ami Portland.
Telegraphic transfer, sotil on all points in the I'nited Mutes.
1-pecial Attention siven to Collections and general business of our customers.
Collection, made throughout boutheru Oregon, and on all accessible points.
K. A. KOOTH. Pre..
J. C. CaMPIIKI.1.. Vice Pre..
H. L. Ull.KKY, Cashier.
MARBLE AND GRANITE WORKS
J. B. PADPOCK, Psora.
I am prenered tolurnl.h any tiling tn the lint of Cemetery work in any kind
ot MARBLE or QRANITE.
Nearly thirty year o( experience in the Marble business warrant my laying
that I can fill your order, in the very beet manner.
Canlurniab work in Scotch, Swede
M"b J. B. PADDOCK,
Front turret, Neil to Grew ne'e Gar.ahop.
D. STRICKER, M.D.
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON.
Masonic Temple, Room 9,
II to 12 A. M.
2 to 4 P. M.
Drugs. Patent Medicines,
Toilet Articles, Etc.
or American Granite or any kind of
HOTEL HOME KITCHEN
Three blocks north of Depot.
li. Cent 3Ioii1h.
Board and Lodging J 5. 00 per week.
H. MOXQOl.D, Proprietor.
CIRCUIT COURT DOCKET
C&aea for Consideration During
the Preaent Term.
State of Oregon va John Knapp,
information charging the pointing of
goo at another person; A. E.
Roanies attorney for plaintiff.
ACTIONS AT LAW
T. B. Cornell va Florence Ranzau,
action for money; H. D. Morton for
plaintiff, R. O. Smith for defendant.
A. C. Hongti va English Canadian
Co., action for money; R. G. Smith
for plaintiff, W. C. Hale for defeud-
J .A Tate and R, S. Bratten, vs
Oscar Beer, action for money; R. G.
Smith for plaintiff, A. C. Hongh for
Alice H. Cnlvor va John Raudlc,'
appeal from justice ; court H. D. Nor
ton for plaintiff, R. G. Smith for do
feudunt. E. B. Pickel vs John R. Harvey,
actiou for money ; W. I. Vawter for
Henry J. Fisher va Puoillo Pine
Needle Co., action for money; A. C.
Hongh for plaintiff.
William P Wilson va B E Meredith,
actiou for money, H. D. Norton for
S. A. Vance va The Mountain View
Copper Co., action for money, R. G.
Smith for plaintiff. II. D. Norton for
Grants Pass Bunking & Trnst Co ,
vs (Jul Channel Mining Co., A. (J.
Hongli for plaintiff, action for
SUITS IN EQUITY
James Little, plaintiff vs F. II.
Osgood, defendant, Suit to qniut title,
W. C. Halo and A. C. Hoogli for
plaintiff, R. G. Smith for letoud-
S. W. Smith vs Nellie Smith, di
vorce, ft u south for plaintiff.
Illinois & Josephine Gravel Mining
Co., vs Harry Bailey, soit to quiet
title, II. D. Norton for plaintiff, R.
G. Smith for defendant.
A. C Hough vs A W Fox and James
O'B. Gunn, suit to quiet title,. A C.
Hough for plaintiff, R. G. Smith for
W I Sweethind vs Grants Pass New
Water Light & & Power Co., W. C.
Hale for plaintiff, Win. T. Muir for
P. A Smith ot al vi A J Sherwood
et al, foreclosure of mortgage. W. C.
Hale for plaintiff.
Jans H Aden, by C 0 Taylor
Guardian vs Theo O Naucke ot al, suit
to quiet title, H. D. Norton for plain
tiff, Colvig & Cannon and A. E.
Rcamc8 for defendants.
F Fetsch vs Lucy Ferren, equity, H.
D. Norton for plaintiff, W. C. Hale
Ellen F St Louis vs Henry E Booth,
R. G. Smith tor plaintiff, W. C.
Halo for defendant.
Elizabeth Grove vs F. F. Grove,
divorce, I). B. Hendricks and R. G.
Smith fir plaintiff, H. D. Norton for
O. S Gooduow vs Win II Emerson
and R G Smith, foreclosure of me
chanics lien, C. E. Maybee and W,
C. Hale !fcir plaintiff, It. D. Norton
for defendant Wm. II. Emerson.
Elvira I). Hay vs W J Hay, divorce,
R. O. Smith for plaintiff.
Mary Scherer vs Bernhardt Sclierer,
divorce, II. D. Norton for plaintiff.
Ben. Rush, et al vs II. M Gorliaui,
equity, H. D. Nortoa for plaintiff.
H II McClung, ot al vs Mrs Pagie
Turner, et al, jiartition suit, A.M.
Hammond for plaintiff, W. C. Hale
Maggiu K1111y.au vs E C DuArmoud,
injunction, H. 1). Norton for plain
Amanda J Long vs John Long,
alias Geo. W Lung, diyirce, H. B,
Hendricks for plaintiff.
S N. Ayers and Lizzie. Hendricks,
et al vs O O Lund, suit to quiet title,
R. O. Smith for plaintiff, II D Norton
John T Layton vs T T Drvorn and
Sarah lloiic. equity, H D Norton for
E L Cass vs Frank Wetherell, et al
equity, W. C. Hale for plaintiff.
A J Waite vs Wm H Emerson, It. G
Smith and O. S. Gooduow, foreclosure
of miners lien, W. C. Hale for plain
tiff, H D. Norton for defendant Wm
J L Sullivan Saddle Tree Co. vs F
M Lucus, et al equity, Colvig & Can
non for plaintiff, W. (1. Hale for de
State Land Hoard vs W 8 Robinson,
foreclosure, W C Hale for plaintiff.
James O'B Gunn vs A W Fox, etal
partitiou suit, A. 0. Hough for
plaintiff, Dolph, Mullory, Simon
& Geariu for defendant Julius
C. E. Emerson vs Jans Aden,
insnncl and Taylor, guardian,
equity, W A Oleland for plaintiff,
R. O. Smith for defendant.
J F Wisccarvcr vs Joseph Klipjicll,
suit for water, II. I). Norton for
W. L Sweet land vs Grants Pass
New Water Light & Power Co., W.
C. Hale for plaintiff, W. T. Muir
Julia A Bosh va Mabel I Smith, A
C Hough for plaintiff, suit to quiet
No niau or woman in the state will
hesitate to sj-ak well of Chanibr-r-lain'.
Stomach and Liver Tablets after
once trying them. They always pro
duce a pleasant movement of the
bowels, improve the appetite and
strengthen the digestion. For sale
by all druggist.
Get Thomas priors on Refrigerators.
A SILVER CREEK PLACER
NfW Mine to Be Fitted With Hy-
Carr & Terry, the Gal ice miners.
have purchased the Bradford placer
property on Silver crock and will pro
ceed to develop it aud fit it with hy
draulic equipment. This ground oc
cupies a position that makes it
peculiarly favorable for a hydraulic
enterprise. It is situated on a bench
about ISO feet about the crook bed, the
sheer walla of the creek bank offering
an opportunity for a dump that is
unlimited and everlasting. Todd
creek, one of the larger tributaries of
Silver creek, furnishes a water right
of unusual excellence aud the steep
ness of its course makes plenty of
pressure available wi h a ditch of
only moderate length. The ground
ban been worked to some extent by
baud and prospects well, yielding
good values, though the boulders are
too uanierous aud heavy for operation
without hydraulio equipment One
of the favorublo charcterlstici of this
ground is that it iB the first bar below
the falls and the canyon,. Above the
fulls, the creek has proven rich and
the position of this ground justifies
the assumption that a largo quantity
of gold most have collected there as
the gravel was swept down the course
of tiie stream.
The gold of Silver creek Is very
pure and of exceptionally good quuli
ty and nnggets of largo size are fre
quently found on this stream.
WATCHES GROW ON TREES
Strange Fruit Borne by Cherry
Tree e.t Placer.
One day last week George Howard,
the young son of Mrs. L. N. Browning
of Placer, climbed up into the top of
0110 of the cherry trees on the Brown
ing place for the purposo of picking
the fruit. Besides the ninny luscious
cherries with which the tree was
loaded, he found a strange sort of
fruit hanging on the tree, which filled
him with surprise, and delight. At a
distance of some 20 feet from the
ground, he found a silver watch ap
parently growing on the tree, sus
pended by a bockskiu string in place
of a stem. Goorgu was naturally
elated over his find, for it is not on
every bush that a boy may find a
The explanation of the marvel came
later. On the Fourth of July, T. T.
Hill of Placer went to the Browning
place to get a gallon of cherries and
picked them himself, climbing into
the tree to do so. After some time
bo missed his watch and as ho could
think of uo way in which he conld
have lost ic and the time pieco conld
not be found, he concluded that some
one had stolen it. Presumably, dur
ing his sojourn aloft, tho string at
tached to tho watch had been caught
by a limb and the watch pulled from
his pocket and susiended in the tree.
One of the remarkable and fortunate
features of tho incident is that the
watch rcmaiued hanging in the tree
and was not dashed to the ground, in
which case it might have been ruined.
COPPER OF SLATE CREEK
Ingram-Kstmaey Mine I Making
Flrat Rate Showing.
Ingram & Ramsey are continuing
the development work 011 their copi-r
irosect in the Slate creek country.
Til is Is 0110 of the most favorable
apis'uring prosjscts in Southern Ore
gou, both in extent and excellence of
the ore. The assays give values from
2' to 17 per cent copper while much
of tho rock is of the higher grade,
The greatest depth at which the ore
has been tupjicd is 60 feet. The prop
erty is situated mainly on Butcher
Knife gulch, a tributary of Slate
creek. This is a district in which
mineral discoveries of value were
never mado prior to this copjx-r dis
covery aud mauy of tho miners and
prospectors considered it "off the
belt" and barren. Years ago the pros
pectors in this country hud their eyes
ojM'ii for gold ulone and it is only in
comparatively recent years that the
copjicr fields cf Southern Oregou have
been recognized as having value.
ComiM'tcnt judges consider the In
grain Ramsey prns-rtv as one of the
most promising ill this portion of the
A FREAK SUMMER SEASON
Such 1 the One We are Now Ex
The present summer is one of the
driest on rword as, with the except ion
of a few light showers, no rain bus
fallen for the past tree mouths. As
a consequence, the grain and buy
croj will be light, though still far
removed from being a failure, a word
of which Southern Oregon hardly
realizes the meaning as applied to
crnjjo, as uo complete failure has ever
been known here. The fruit crop will
be good. Aunt her peculiarity of the
summer is the cold weather which has
prevailed recently. While eastern
cities are sweltering iu the oppressive
beat, the people of Southern Oregon
hare boen shivering more than they
really enjoy in the middle of summer.
On the morning of July 7, a regular
November fog covered the valley in
whlchG raut Pass is situated and a
fire was about the most comfortable
Blue Print Paper by the yard or roll
at the Courier office.
Timber Matter to Be Closely
Studied In Slater State.
With the intention of fixing upon a
proper forest policy, California has
undertaken this year, with the help of
tho Bureau of Forestry, a comprehen
sive and detailed study of its forests.
The State legislature recetitly appro
priated 000 for tho study, the con
dition being that it should bo carried
ont by tho Bureau of Forestry, aud
that the Bureau should boar half the
The State desires to know those
facts about its forests that will guide
it in passing wise forest laws. It
desires to know, for instance, what
disposal should bo made of the state
forest lands, what should be done to
regulate the cutting of timber on
them, how forest fires may best be
restrained, whether tree-planting in
denuded areas will pay, etc
The task of securing all the infor
mation necessary fo a forest poller for
California the bureau of Forestry
has begun this summer. The work is
of such magnitude that several years
will be required to com pie to it, but
valuable and suggestive results will
be secured each year.
Tho work has been begun on a large
scale. Six men aro now ' examining
public lauds in the Slate to determine
what parts of them are suitable for
national forest reserves, and similar
studies will be made of lauds for state
reserves. A study will be made of all
lands owned by the state in order to
doterniino the uses to which they may
best be put, who should administer
them, and what sort of administration
they should have. A forest map of
California will bo mado, showing tho
location of all forest areas and dis
tinguishing between the different
kinds of forest. In connection with
the forest map will lio a study of im
portant trees iu order to learn with
exactness the commercial range of the
valuable - species. An investigation
will be made of the effects of lumber
ing on the forest iu order to determine
what ought to be done to cut-over
lands. It is of great importance to
know what hapiiens to tho land in
different parts of the timbered re
gions after it is cut over by the lum
bermanwhether it come up again
In timber or whether it becomes waste
The effects of tire on tho forest, es
peclally after Himberiug, and what
may be done by the state to prevent
Ore aro subjects that will take a long
time to work out Iu September, E.
A. Sterliug, of tho Bureau, will try
to determine what is tho cheapest aud
most effective method of protecting
from fire land that has been luiu
The Bureau will also make a study
of tho chitppurral lauds of Southern
California iu order to learn whether
it will pay to plant them with timber
trees. A very interesting question has
been raised as to whether chapurral
which includes a great variety of
scrub trees trees, such as nianzitnitu,
scrub oak, valley mahogany, and
scrub cherry will retalu.the moisture
iu tho soil as well as tiiulmr trees.
Chapimrral grows denser than timber
trees, and often reaches a height of
W to 25 foot and a diameter of It) to
1H inches. L. C. Miller, who has
barge of this work, is now nmking
a study of tho condition, under which
chaparral grows iu tho San Gabriel
Mouutaius, near Pasudeua, where the
Bureau has been planting pines and
cedars for soveral years.
The ! mi: Its i f these separate llives
fixation tiitl be guihtied together by
William 0. lloiige, of tho Bureau,
who has genreal charge of the (.'all
foruia work, and will bo presented to
tho Stuto in a formal rcisirt, accoiu
tiiied by maps.
A HIGH DIVING FELINE
Portland C&l Drop From Sixth
Story Window Unhurt.
A largo Angora cat fell out of a
sixth-story window of the Perkins
Hotel and lives to jKilut a moral if
not to tell thn tale. The animal is
a valuable sis.ciiiiHii of the feilne
tribe, and la-longs to Mrs. Fruil Ciinn
of Seattle, who is stopping with her
husband, at the hotel. Many prizes
and blue rihlions gained at various
exhibitions demonstrate to the un
believing the K-digrco anil gene
merit of the cat.
Yesterday the animal, proud of its
proverbial ability to laud jkui its
feet, and made reckless by the know
ltdge that all cats have nine lives,
made a leap for life, with no jura
chute attachment, from the window
of the Cauu's bedroom. Mr. Cauu,
who was in the room at the time,
thinks the cat slipped on the stone
windowsill and so fell clear to the
concrete sidewalk below. Opinion
is divided as to whether tin-rat struck
upou its feet or not. It is probable
that it did, however, as it would seem
iiuiossible for any animal to fall TO
feet to bard veiiient and not be
dashed Ut pieces if it struck on its
side or back.
Mr. ('aim's Angora pet was not In
jured by the fall, but was badly
scared. It rau into the hotel lobby
and hid behind a uti-am radiator. A
crowd of people who saw it fall
followed and tried to coax It out.
Mr. ( anil hurried downstairs, and
the cat then emerged, and, upon be
ing examined, was apiwrcutly un
hurt At aur rate it is alive.
It is reported that graashopjiers
have been doing much damage to the
gardens lu Little Shasta valley.
Midsummer Discount Sale
on the following
Refrigerators while they last.
Ice Cream Freezers " " "
Wall Papers " " "
TV BfifTTrffnirTT'l I '11 ,
More New Goods this week.
Beautiful engraved water sets, $1.60
Fine jelly tumblers with covers, .60 doz
Cold water pitchors.heavy earthen .35
Same, handsomely decorated .50
Boautiful new Dining Tables, round or square.
Go-Carts and Baby Carriages.
WILL NAVIGATE THE AIR
Severs.1 Airship Will Compete
for World' Fair Prize.
Three more airships have been in
vented and will be entered in the
World' Fair aerial tournament to
complete for tho grand prize of $100,.
000. W. M. Morris, a Monte Vista.,
Oulo., mining engineer, 1 very san
quiue that he has solved the problem
of aerial navigation. His machine
will be 80 feet iu diameter aud ISO
feet long when fully rigged.. Alumi
num will bo the material used in
it construction but no gas bag will
be used as in other flying machine.
Mr. Morris says his machine will
travel 100 miles au hour without
lunging, tiltiug or tipping. Ho Is
carefully guarding the details of his
E, A. Kiudler, a Denver, Colorado
man, has completed a model for au
airship and conducted a satisfactory
test. Ho will enter it iu the con
test for the $100,000 prizo at the Fair.
Mr. Kindler claims his machine will
average a speed of eighty miles au
hour. Safety appliances are a feature
of the airship. Canvas flaps three
feet wide will extend entirely round
the balloon. These are limp except
in the case of suddeu descent, when
they open nut like umbrellas or para
chutes and aro lurge enough to check
descent to a gentleness devoid of dan
ger should the gas bags fail complete
ly. Motive power is furnished by
storage battery. Tho framework,
which is mado of aluminum and light
steel tubing, with tho motor, battery
and propeller, which Is six feet from
tip to tip und has four blades, which
will weigh about three hun
dred lxiunda. A test mado recently
of the model was entirely sutisfact
or)'. Tho machine described a circle
aliout AO feet ill diameter, rising, dip
ping and finally descended to its moor,
ings without a hitch iu its mecha
nism. The machine, will be truly formld
able one lu the coming conest.
Stroator, Illinois, will be represent'
ed in the aerial tournament by an air
ship planned by Mr. Reiferscheid of
Relferschied's machine consists of
a balioou pointed at both euds and
lying in a horizontal position,
Around this balloon aro strips of alu
minum strong enough to make a sub
At each end are the propellers, six
In all, to be used III raising and low
ering thn machine and to assist lu
guiding it. A six horse-jsjwer gaso
line motor will provide the motive
siwer and the balloon will be filled
with hydrogen gas aud hiiimetically
scaled. Ijirge runs will provide a
safety device which will permit the
hip to slowly descend in case the bul
The uews also comes by cable from
Paris Franco, that Santos Dumout
has made a very successful expert
ment Willi his latest miHlol, leaving
his balloon shed, going a considerable
distance and returning with the air
ship under perfect control during the
Union Church Service.
A large congregation attended the
union service at the Presbyterian
church numlay rveiiiiig. the sermon
was given by Rev. E. L. Fitch, pre
siding elder of the M. E. church,
South. Sis-ciul music was rendered
and a solo by Mrs. Gault was one of
the very enjoyable features of the n't
vice. On next Sunday evening, the
services will bo held at the Newman
M. E. church and the s)Kaker will be
Yolnev B. Cushiug of Bungor, Me.
Prof. F. E. Young occupied the
pulpit at the Newman M. E. church
lost Sunday morning, Rev. J. W.
UcDougall being alw-nt holding
quarterly meeting at Myrtle creek.
DEER RUN DOWN BY TRAIN
Surprising Occurrence Which
Happened Near Tolo.
State Game Warden, J. W. Baker
thinks Jackson and Josephine counties
are the worst offender against the
game law. This may be true, bnt
reports are that the law for the past
few years have given the deer "show
for their money," as deer are beoom
iug very numerous especially younger
ones and herd of them can be wen
along the ralroad track In Jackson,
Josephine aud Donga couutles every
day this summer. The hand of the
deer slayer ha been seemingly stayed
degree sa people going out of town
marvel at the tumeues of this fleet
Trainmen" report seeing them in
large flock clambering up the hill
off the truck a the train go through
Cow Creek canyon, while the deer
lick just outside the limit of Ashland
aud under the railroad trestle 1 pat
ronized by deer nearly every morning.
An incident showing the tamenesa
of deer under the influence of the
game law wa brought to the atten
tion of the poblio a few days ago by
the experience of Engineer Vernon
Uartlett and Fireman Walter Denny,
who wore golug north at 11:80 a.m.
pulling a train,.
At one end of the Condor Power Co. '
dam across Rogue river st Tolo i s
lick and s flock of eight deer took the
ralload track en route to their morn
lug nip. The"choo-choo" of the en
gine got them off the track and on
the bank of the cut without killing
auy, but about half a mile further,
after the engineer and fireman thought
they were out of the herd they sud
denly ran into one that did not beed
the warning of the rumbling train
and ho waa killed. The train crew
that followed fed on venison. Valley
BROKE OUT OF THE JAIL
Norrls-R.ow Employe Rescue-
Comrades st Baker City.
A big jail delivery occurred at
Baker City, about 11 o'clock Thurs
day night.. Norris 6c Rows' oirou
wa in town Wednesday and about
sundown several of the employe of
the circus and soma negro tramp
wero arrested ou a charge of attempt
ing burglary iu the Vendome hotel,
iu that city.
Just before the circus train pulled
out, about s dozen of the employes,
armed with crowbar stolen from the
railroad tool house, broke open the
city Jail where their conipauioiit were
imprisoned aud all got away on thn
out going train, which wa just then
leaviug. An alarm waa givou by a
negro who was iu the jail for drunken
ness, he being the only prisoner who
did not escape.
THE OLD RELIABLE
THERE IS NOSUSSTITUTS