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GRANTS PASS. JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY. JULY 23 1903.
If you have a house or other
building you want moved see
A. E. Hollo way
two niile west of town, north side
1 innuj illlU ViULlii3
- at the
Coss Piano House
Med for J ami Ashland j
H. M. COSS, 1'uoi'aiKT.oR. j
The lurget-t Piano house between Port-'
land and San FramWco.
Small profits. Quick (ales. No shop
worn goods. .
Sheet Music at PoPular Trices.
Will keep you eo,ol
We have those
All now up to-dato lasts in
bingle or Heavy bole.
OPERA HOUSE BLOCK.
At the residence of j Boyn
ton on Fourth street. . C
Perfect fit and satisfaction guar
anteed. Mks. Clarkk.
II. II. BARTON,
Full assortment of Watches, Clocks, Sil
verware and Jewelry. A Uisl
Assortment of Bracelets and
Clemens' Drug Store.
SWEETLAND & CO.
FRESII and SALT
l'UQKS 21 '
N. E. McGREW,
TRUCK and DELIVERY
Furniture and Piano
GRANTS PASS, OREGON.
The popular barber shop
Get your tonsorial worlc done at
On Sixth Street Three chairs
Bath room in connection
W to tor
Ha-ir lo Its Toriniui w.&r.
Sea Shells, Curios
Those Two Piece Summer Suits for
tho warm days. The very choicest of colors.
wool fabrics ami made to wear.
$ 8.00 suits sell at $(5.00
9.00 ' " " 7 00
10.00 " " " Sv00
BROAD KIM UP-TO-DATE
$1.50 kind sell at $1.15
and Overweight $3.50 Shoes
for $2.95 a pair.
Blucher or Regular cut, Vici
Have other shoes that sell at
IS THE PLACE TO SAVE MONEY.
Grants Pass Banking & Trust Co.
VAlU rr CAPITAL STOCK
Transacts a (Jencral Iian'iiing business.
Keceives dipoit. subject to check or on demand i rrtilicale.
Our ctistomeiH are avireii of courteous treatment ami .v.rv rmi'.i.ii.riiiii.n
I si.itent with sound hanking principle.
Lately deoMt bones tor rent.
The First National Bank
OF SOUTHERN OREGON.
1! eive deposits subject to check or un certificate tiaval ie on demand.
Sells iglitlrafls on New York San t rancnu o, and Portland.
Telegraphic transfers sold on all sjliiH in the I'nited htates.
Special Attention siven to Collection, arid general business of our customer.
t'olle'.-tiun. matle throughout ."southern Oreg.m, and on atl ace:i'le .smita.
It. A. IIOOTII. Pres.
J. C. CAMI'HKI.I.. Vice Pres.
11. 1.. l.ll.KKV, Cashier.
MARBLE AND GRANITE WORKS
J. B. PADPOCK, Paoi a.
I am prenrrrd to furnish anything in flie line of Cemetery work in any kind
of MAEBLE or GRANITE.
Nearly thirty years of experience in
that 1 can fill your orders in the very best
! Can furnish work in HcuU-li. Swede
! J. B. PADDOCK,
! Front Afreet, Next la Crrene'l Gar.shop.
RED'K D. STRICKER,
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON'.
Masonic Temple, Room 9,
I Office hours: Grants Pass.
1 I 1 to 12 A, M. !
to 4 P. M.
Drug. Patent Medicines,
Toilet Articles, Etc.
Kid, Box or Velours Calf, f
1.15, 1.45, l.'.io, 2.45
.1. KHAN K WAT.SON. Pres.
it. A. liKOTII. Vice-I're.
I.. I.. JEWELL. Cashier.
the Marble business warrants my sarins
or American Granite or any kindrf
HOTEL HOME KITCHEN
Three block north of Oepot.
Board and Lodinj J5.00 pa wetk.
Out Sa e...
If. MOX(jOU), IroprieUir.
SOUTHERN OREGON ANNALS
History Incident to the Settlement
of Rogue River Vavlley.
The Koitertttiou aacceoding the pio
neers of this valley aud thoee who
have migrated here from the old
states, says the Ashland Tribune, will
experience a natural interest in the
story of the early settlement of the
country. A. G. Walling' history of
Southern Oregon contains a narration
of most of the importaut incidents,
bnt there is much of the early his
tory of the first settlements that ought
to be collated before all the old pio
neers have passed away. This would
be a useful work that could be taken
ap by the societies of native sous aud
native daughters. The Oregon Hit'
torical Society has been accomplish
ing a good deal on this Hue.
Tho Rogue River valley pioneers
have. borne testimony of the delightful
seusations which filled their hearts
when they first set eyos opoo this fair
region. After the straits to which a
six mouths trip across the plains and
mountains had brought them, how
welcome to their vision must have
been tho sight of the grassy plains, the
wooded slopes, and the tree-friuged
water courses of Southern Oregon.
The coautry was one of primitive
wildness, yut of obvious fertility aud
productiveness. The wild grasses
grew in profusion, covering every
where the land as with a garment of
most luxuriant verdure.
The rich soil, as yet unimpaired in
fertility, sent up the stalks to the
height of a man. Wild berries flour
ished; the beautiful mountain streams,
clear as gloxs and of the most refresh-
ing cooluess, ran, unpolluted by the
dirt from the miuos. The wild deer
aud the elk grazed inthe opeu meadow
or rested lazily under the shade of the
groves of the oak and the flr.
The hilltops were not then covered
so deusely by thickets of mauzauita,
nud evergreen bushes beta una of the
Indian habit of burning auuually,
Some scattered villages of Indians
formed the ouly fixed population of
the valley of tho Roguu, which were
located near Table Rock, ou Ashland
Creek, Little Butte ('reek, and at a
few other points, where in after years,
they fought against being displaced
by tho white settlers. Sluco 1843 the
Willamette valley settlers had ro-
ooived small though steady accession
of popnlation. The Cascade range
was practically unexplored. To the
south lay tho Southern Oregon
couutry known ouly to a few who had
traversed it and who brought back re
ports of the troublesome character of
There had been expeditions of trap-
xrs through (lie region, but the mos
important our, since It promoted set
tlement, was that of the Applegates,
iu lHilt, iu search of 3 route by which
the overland oinigrauts could reach
the Willamette valley more easily
than by the ronte over the Blno
Mountains and through Kastern Ore
This journey resulted in oixuiliga
route by which great numbers entered
Oregon aud Northern California, it
being known us the "southern route. "
It entered tiiis valley near its head
and Km i grant creek takes its name
from the ojieuiiig of this iiassage. It
ran on the south sldo of Rear creek
and Roguo river to a point near the
present site of Grants Pass. The Ap
plegatu party acted as guides for the
first emigrants who iwKHod over the
route. They had some trouble with
tho Indians, some, of their stock being
stoleti, unci one whiU) man was killed
at Lost river.
During the progress of the Cayuse
war which followed the Whitman
massacre, Governor Abemethy wished
to s"iid a message to the commander
of the United States troop in Califor
nia, soliciting aid. Jesse Applegate
was chosen as messenger and was
provided with an escort of 16 men.
The party set out from Polk comity
and arrived lit the Siskiyou mountains
nlKiut the first of Kebruory 1M8.
Instead of crossing over directly in-
to California they atUttnpted to travel
Eastward for a distanoe, aud were lost
in snow. HulCthe party turned back
taking all tho horses, while Jesse Ap
plegate with eight others, tried to go
on witli the aid of snow shoes. They,
too, felt compelled to give np the
journey, and turning northward over
took the others of tho party 00 toe
The valley' was traversed in 1841,
IH1K and IS'iO mainly by gold seekers
ell ronte to . California or returning
to the Willamette valley. Thus far
there hud been no settlements in JaJt
son county. In 1HM the first settle
ments were made, but they were mere
ly stations on the road, these being
at the three ferries on Kogue river,
namely, Long's, Kran's aud Perkiu's.
Other than these there were no houses
between the South Vmpqua and
Yreka. There were no white inhabi
tants within the limits of this connty
except the employes of these ferries.
Iu the Spruig of 1ST,1 the Indian
depredations on the trail had became
so bad that something to be done to
keep it open, aud Governor Gaines,
after a short, but effective campaign
against the Indians, made a treaty
The leaders among the Iodians then
were Sam and Joe who later become
prominent figures in the history of
this region. Upon the close of the
Indian hostilities. Judge A. A. Skin
ner came to the valley as Indian agent
in d took hi residence southeast of
Table Rock. His donation claim
the first located In the county and
his house, which was a log cabin,
araa the first one built on Bear creek.
On Christmas Ki, Moses Hopwooo
with the oldest of his children filed
their claims to what became known
as the Hopwood farm. About the
same time Kennedy and Dean settled
at Willow Springs. Several other set
tlers came in at about the lame time.
Mrs. Lawless was the first white
woman setter, coming in the early
part of 1853. Hopwood began farm
ing and he was the pioneer farmer of
the Rogue river valley.
In Deoember, 1851, two men named
Stone aud Poynts took laud olalrus at
the crossing of Wagner creek. They
returned east for their families in
Jacob Wagner, for whom Waguer
creek aud Wagner Butte were named,
settled on the oree k iu the spring of
1852 where he resided as an esteemed
oitiaen aud was' closely identified
with the growth of the town for more
than 85 year.. He died in 10CO at his
home in this oity. ,
In January 1852 there were some 28
persons iu all residing in the Rogue
river valley, amoug them being Major
Barron, Russell, Patrick Dnuu, John
Gibbs, R. H. Hargadine, E. E. Ander
son aud brother who came to Waguer
creek iu that mouth.
It was in that mouth also that the
placers were discovered ou Jackson
creek, according to Walling, and a
large influx of miners immediately
followed. Iu March 100 to 150 men
were working in the vicinity of Jack
sonville, mainly on Rich gulch aud
the right branch of Jackson crock.
The diggings were very rich. A man
knowu a "old luau Shively, " ac
Gold Was early discovered at the
Cameron place on the Applegate aud
also on Forest creek where good iy
was fouud. On account of the scar
city of wator, most of the mining was
done with a rocker. Foots creek soon
became a good mining district
By the middle of the summer of
lRYt, It is said fully a thousand
minors wore busy on the crock ol
this county, most of them in the Jack
Among those who mined on Jackson
crock that year was Oscar O. Ganiard,
who built the Ojiera house in this
city. Another was Orlando Coolidgo
whose willow resides on the beautiful
resilience site on Knob Hill in Ash
land, established by Mr. Coolidge aud
where he died a few year ago.
With the opening of tho mine there
arose a strong demand for food sup
plies aud nierchauts and packers did
a large business with Salem whore
most of the provisions were bought.
The high prices started farming,
but the first experiment In '52 were
not successful, mainly because of the
drought The potato crop was almost
a complete failure. Breadstuff be
cams very high. Late in the year
flour sold for $1,85 a pouud where
previously it had been 20 to 80 ceuts
Farm claims aloug Bear crock were
taken up rapidly, mostly by persons
from tne Willamette valley. Those
who went to farming were largely
Orogoulan while the miners were
mostly from the California placer.
The valley became populated within
In 1853, 159 wagon came to this
valley by the southern route, from
tho east, opened by Jesse Applcguto.
With them wero 400 meu, 120 women
and 170 children. They brought 2'WO
head of cattle, 1300 head of sheep and
140 extra horse aud mule.
THE DEADLY TOY PISTOL
Cold Hill Man In Serious Con
dition From Blood Poison.
While playing with a toy pistol
hure ou the Fourth of July, 1-em
Greuniger accldeutly shot himself
with a blank cartridge, the felt wad
penetrating his left hand. At the
time nothing serious was thought of
it, but the licit day It bocamn sin
ful and a physician was summoned.
For several day hi condition was
considered serious, but the latter
part of tho week his baud was opened
aud the wad removed, when it was
thought that he would soon recover,
but on Mouday last blood jioIhou set
in and tho unfortunate young man
was removed from the Ray dam,
where he has been working, to the
hospital at Medford. Grave fears
are now entertained for his recovery,
with at least a strong probability of
the loss of his left arm. Gold Hill
C. E. SOCIETY PICNIC
Young People Have sx Pleasant
The Presbyterian C. E. society
held a camp fire picnic last Wednesday
evening In a grove on Roguo river
aliout a mile above the bridge. The
party started from town about
S o'clock in the evening and rode out
to the picnic ground fu hay wagons.
Just before dark the plruirkers en
joyed a delicious lunch in the grove.
Games, songs, stories and jollification.
of all sorts mado the evening" pas
quickly and joyfully and a brilliant
camp ' fire lighted the grove with
weird and fantastio effect. The party
came home late in the evening after
the moon had risen to light the way.
Eph Mosiek returned Saturday from
an extended trip throughout Oregon,
Washington and Northern California.
Mr. Maalck ha been employed to
teach the Ocean District School and
will commence the term sometime
during the present month. Del. Norte
If you want to see a fine line of
trout flies aud leaders go to Cramer
A GOLD SAVING MACHINE
New Appliance Just Completed
by Portland Men.
Johu E. Mayo, Professor M. L.
Pratt, Professor Waddle and- C. C.
Pratt are completing a mining ma
chine at No, 385 East Washington
street, which they are confident -will
revolutionize quarts mining as well
as mining for flour gold. There are
three distinct parts of this mining
apparatus tho vanuer, grindor, or
crusher, and tho separator. The
orushor, of which a small model has
been completed, resemble a coffee
grinder in a grocery store, although
built very differently. Two men can
grind up three tous of ore iu a day
iu this machine. It is claimed for it
that it will reduce tho hardest kind
of ore to the consistency of sulphur.
The test that have boon made of the
machine shfjw that it will crush'ore
this fine. By building a larger
machine a much greater ipiautity of
ore can be crushed.
The separator consists of a series
of sluices constructed with rifles that
resumblo tho course of a natural
stream of water. The expcrimoutal
separator has 80 feot of sluice, with
the head in a large water tank near
the ceiling of tho room. This of
course I merely for experimental pur
pose. The vauuor, or concentrator,
1 said to be an improvement ou any
thing yet iuvented, for the reason that
it has a reverse motion, and it is
claimed that It will save 95 per cent
of flour go lit
The ore is first ground up iu the
crushor then run through the separa
tor and lastly throngh the concen
trator. Tho owner of tho machine
think that they have a good thing.
aud say that mining men are much
lutorosted 0 the out come of their
experiments. They have been work
ing ou tha muuhine for about a year.
Judge Mayo, who is a carpenter by
trade, has done all tho woodwork.
INDIAN WAR VETERANS
Who Hhva Not Filed Clalmi Will
H&VS to We.lt (or Money.
The present outlook Is that the
$100,0000 appropriated by the last
legislature for the payment of.Iudiau
war veterans will lack $50,000 of bo
Ing sufficient According to au opin
ion reuderod Thursday by tho At-
tornoy-General to the secretary of
state, those whose claims are not
reached beforo tho $100,000 ha been
expended Will bo compelled to wait
until another legislature makes an ap
propriation before their claims can
be audited. This is a modification
of tho opinion rendered some time
ago when the attorney-general ad
vised Mr. Dunbar that ho should
audit all claims presented even though
the appropriation had been exhausted.
The secretary of stute has audited
and paid claims to the amount of
$.10,325,07. This leave $1)145. 9(1 iu
the fund. There are on file claims
aggregating $12,180.50, so that it is
apparent that those who have not
filed their claims In the otllno of tho
secretary of state will have to wait
until 1U05 or later hefora tho secre
tary of stute run act nxn their
claims. The secretary will roceive
and file all claims presented, but will
uot audit any in excess of tho amount
of tho appropriation. Those not
audited will bo reported to the next
legislature for such action that body
may deem advisable.
A Lout 12) c'ltln : iitM will have to
wait until 1D05 for their money. The
claims audited and paid number 5l.
The average amount of these was
Sugar Pine Delivery Tea m Take
The delivery team of tiie Sugar Pine
store indulged in a runaway on
Thursday, apparently fur the solo pur
pose ot Infusing a little excitement
Into its otherwise humdrum career.
The horse started from a point near
the store. They made their way east
op F street, their tendency to revolve
iu a circle, caused by one lino being
tied shorter than the other, greatly
impelling their forward progress.
Over tho ditches aud desiccated cow
track of East F street, tlin vehicle
labored like a ship iu distress. For
variety tho team raced over a few
pile of railroad wood, run over a
few1 railroad track and came racing
law k to town over the side track. It
was fortunate that no trains were
on the track or they might have been
derailed. The team made its way
back to the store where the driver,
Frank Mowers, who had been close
after tho wagon during the whole
chase, succeeded In catching" the end
gate aud climbing into the wagon.
The teani was stopped only a few
feet from where It started. Titers
wore only a few minor injuries as a
result of the runaway, the wrecking
of the awuing over the seat being the
Iiriiicltstl calamity. A sack of floor
and sundry groceries were strewn
along the course of the runaway.
The Oregon Fire Association of Me
Minnvlllo insures "It" class or brick
structures, in which geuerul merchan
dise, banks, drug store, public halls,
etc., are run at jnst one-half the ex
pense of stock coiiiiMuies. The Mc
Minnville V). pay their losses prompt
For sale, cheap Second hand road
wagon. Apply at Trimble and Cook's
Ice Cream trcezers "
Wall Papers " 4
More New Goods this week.
Beautiful engraved water sets, $1.60
Fino jelly tumblors with covers, .60 doz
Cold water pitchcrs.hcavy earthen. 35
Samo, handsomely decorated .50
Beautiful now Dining Tables, round or square.
Go-Carts and Baby Carriages.
RUSSIA IN MANCHURIA
Her Occupation There no New
or Unauthorised Proceeding.
The English assumption that the
United Statos must neoessnrily join
Great Britiiiu and Japan iu ooorclve
measures against Russia in Manchuria
is ridiculous. It 1 uuwarruutod by
existing condition or by anything
that I likely to occur in Munchuria.
It is unwarranted by anything that
occurred iu the intervention of the
allied power in China or by the ne
gotiation that followed the rescue
of tho legations and the capture and
occuiutiou of Poktu.
Russia was in. Mauchurla before
there was ' a lloxer rebellion. Her
occuputiou of Port Arthur had
been aciiilesced in by Europe long
before tho United State was called
into tho ' coalitiou against China
Russian railway building iu Man
churia hud been euconraged by our
government and our manufacturers.
Tho opening of Siberia aud Man
churia was clearly to our advantage.
At that time Mauchurla was regard
ed within tho Russlun sphoro of lu-
fluouco. When all the allies joined
iu hurrying troop to Peklu, Russia
alonu restored order in Manchuria.
Other Europeuu owers lost consider
able projHTty iu China projair, but
Russia lost nioro than all the other
combined, and was compelled to fight
her own battle against the Boxer de
stroying railways, storehouses and
The negotiations at Pekiu covered
tho sltuatiou in Mauchurla ouly lu
un Incidental way. Russia wits iu
control, and Russian troops, having
restored order wa protecting prop
erty. At that time the European
lowers filed no protest against Rus
sian occupation, ami the United
State recognized it as a military
Ijiter, Jupan and Great liritaln
formed an alliance hostile to the Rus
siau program iu tho East. Tho United
Status had uo concern in this arrange
ment, nud was not consulted. On the
other hand, wo had tho assurance
from Russia that American rights aud
interests in iu Manchuria would be
safeguarded. Now wa aro told by the
London nowspupors that if tho United
Stati's Is a great a owi r as she pro.
tends to bo she will take tha Initia
tive and by threatening war, com
pell Russia to accept the terms of
Great llritaiu and Jupau.
In other words, the United Stutes
should pull the chestnuts out of the
lire lor those who do not cure to burn
their own fingers. If there are chest
nuts in the tire they am uot ours. We
have uo cause for war with Russia,
aud there is no reason why wo should
bo associated in any way with owers
seeking war with Russia. Chicago
WIMER MINE AT WALDO
Will be Fquipped With
W. J. Wimer of Waldo visited sev
eral days lu Grants Pass during the
week. Tho prcpurutious for the in
stallment of the new hydraulic eleva
tor at the Deep Gravel placer are
now nearly completed aud the work
of constructing the elevator will
Tiiis mine ha been among the
largest producer of Southern Oregon
for a great many year and the new
appliance will make it possible to
do much more effective work.
Operation at the mine have txon
somewhat hampered by insufficient
dump and the new elevator will
remedy thi deficiency. The eleratrr
will hu of the tabular pattern and
will le constructed under the super
vision of W. II. Hampton.
Welchs' Closing-out sale.
Refrigerators while they last. '
...THE... ' '
Company la Actively Operating
In Del Norte County.
Col. T. Wain Draper was over from
Takilma, Wednesday on tour of
inspection of the work ot the railroad
aurveyor in this county. In conver
sation with a Record reporter, Col
Draper (poke encouragingly of the
prospects for the building of the
Oregon Pacific linn, the company
right or way man having met with
uccoss in securing rights of way
through Josephine county and In Del
Norte, a far as work lu that line has
progreBsod. His company 1 desirous
that the citizens take up the portion '
of workjassumed last fall in getting
rights of way iuto this elty for them.
The matter has been in abeyance
long enough aud energetic action is
due the Oregon & Paciflo from the
committee apjiolnted by the Board of
Trade. The necessary rights of way
ou'tho established survey oan no doubt
be secured without any great amount
of trouble. Del Norte Record,1 f
DID NOT BREAK GAME LAW
Wonderful Story Which Comes
From Shelly Creek Region.
The Shelly creek correspondent of
the Crescent City New say that Jim
Hill came near being killed by
spike buck while out hunting in the
had mountain near that tat ion. Jim
been'at (work looking lor a lost pony
aud had sut down near a bluff to rest
when the deer rashed from the (lea
aud attacked him. Fearing the con
sequences of a broken game law, Jim
had uo alternative but to allow the
door to butt him from the precipice.
The deer followed him up closely and
would have finished the job had Jim's
dog not appeared on the-soeoe. , Jim
wa taken to Clarno's hotel where his
many bruises are being carefully
looked after by Mr. Claruo,
WILL CONTEST FISH LAW
Fisherman Pernkey Will See tha
Finish of tha Me-tler.
J. J. Paukey, who wa convicted in
Justice Jacob' court at Central. Point,
charged with catching fish in Rogue
river unlawfully, and fined $50,
through hi attorney, E. B. Dufur,
will appeal to thu Circuit court He
claims that Browu and Williams, the
Htjito's witnesses, perjured themselves
whon they wore they saw hlm uslng
a net ; besides, ho will test the con
stitutionality of tho statnto. Pankey
declined to y the fine, and wa held
to auswer at tho September term of
tho Circuit court, giving tha required
bond. Much interest la takes in the
matter, a it involve an Importaut
point. Southern Oregouian,
Blue Print Paoer bv the vard or roll
at the Courier otlloe.
THERE IS NO SUZSTJTUTS
THE OLD RELIABLE