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GRANTS PASS, JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 1903.
WE SELL BOOKS
at PORTLAND PRICES
We have just received the largest and
choicest consignment" of Books ever
opened in Gr.-mts Pass. Call . and look
them over. Here are a few sample bar
gains Standard Copyright Editions
Qulncy Adams Sawyer Publuhen Price
loistors Kesurrcclion 1
The Eternal City
Will keep you cool
We have those
All new upto-date lasts in
Single or Heavy Sole.
lot - We&tSver
- IS TI1H PLACE TO SAVE MONEV.
OPERA HOUSE BLOCK. GRAMS PASS
John M. Kumtuell K. M. Hummel
JUMMELL & RUMMELL
Sixth and C Streets opp. Court House
Chants Pass, - Okkuon.
ATTOKN KY-AT-LA W,
Piactices in ail State and Federal Courts
Uttice over First National Bank.
G bants Pass,
II. II. BARTON,
Full assortment of Watches, Clock', Sil
verware nd Jewelry. A Good
Assortment of Bracelet, and
damans' Drag Stors.
SWEETLAND & CO.
FRESH and SALT
N. E. McC.REW,
TRUCK and DELIVERY
Furniture and Piano
M'" GRANTS PASS. OREGON.
Tlx popular barber ihep
Get your tonsorial work done at
On Sixth Street Three chairs
Bath room in connrtion
O , 4MB. k.r
a- -i I
Those Two Piece Summer Suits for
the warm days. The very choicest of colors
wool fabrics and mado to wear.
$ S.00 suits sell at $(.00
9.00 " " " 7 00
10.00 " " " S.00
and Overweight $3.50 hoes
for $2.95 a pair.
Hlucher or Regular cut, Yioi Kid, Box or Velours Calf,
Have other shoes that sell at 1.13, 1.15, 1,05, 2.15,
Grants Pass Banking & Trust Co.
I'AIU CP CAMTAIj STOCK
Transact s tieneral Panking bu-ineMfl.
Keceive. depuxit hubject to cheek or on demand certificate.
Onr ruloineis are a-.'.ired of courteous treatment and every consideration con
suttent with sound hanking principles.
tafety deposit boxen (..r rent. J. V HANK WATSON, Pre..
It. A. HOOTU. V ire-Pres.
I.. I.. JKWKI.l.. shier.
The First National Bank
OF SOUTHERN OREGON.
CAPITAL STOCK, . - . SSO.OOO OO.
Keceive rieHiit subject to liei k or on ct rtilii ate iiaval.le on demand.
! II. tir til draft, on rw York r-au Kruni iro, anil Port anil.
Telei;raitiii' IrHiisler sold on all Mitit in the I'nitcd Mat.
Special Attention aiven to Collii lion anil iftnrrul bu-inrss of onr cu-tomer..
Collections made throughout Southern Oregon, ami on all accessible points.
K. A. ISOOTH. Pre.
J. ;. AMI'I'KI.I.. Vice Pres.
il. I.. t.ll.KKY. Cashirr.
MARHLE AND GRANITE WORKS
J. B. I'ADIWK, Psora.
I am preiiered to furnish aujthing in tbe line of Cemetery work in any kind
of MAKBLE or GRANITE.
Nearly thirty yean ol experience in the Marble business warrants my saying
that I can till your orders in the very bent manner.
Can furnish work in Hcotrh, Swede or American Grsnite or any kind (I
J. IJ. 1A1)I)0CK,
front Rireef, Neil to c;rene-s Gai..lnp.
FRUIT AND SHADE TREES
I am still in business and can furnish almost any kind of
Irnit, IxliiKlf or iit I 11 ml IlVdjfi pluiitM.
Ilerr.v pluuta otr.
as cheap if not cheaper titan any one else and will order anything
that I do not have in stock. Will order from reliable nursery
and not one who is in business here one year and some where
else the next.
Give your orders early. See me at Slovers Irug Store.
LANGLEY "AIR SHIP FLIES
But II Flies Into the River.
A partly successful experiment with
the 13-foot Laugley airship was made
at Windewaer, Vs., Saturday from
t!io public Doathouse iu the Potomac
river off this point,
The Aerodrome started well iu a
straight liue south with a velocity of
70 feet per second, aud flew for a dis
tance variously estimated at from 4(X)
to BOO ya-ds. Some dcflectiou In the
wiuirs soon after the launching caused
it to take a dowuward course, which
it followed rapidly aud was impelled
into the water under tho full power of
her engine There was ' sufficient
steam generated for a rapid flight of a
half or three-quarters of a mile. Un
der tlie fall pressure of this force the
machine strnck the water and a mo
ment more had disappeared from
Tlie machino was recovered. It was
considerably damaged. The machine
was removed to the boalhouse, where
extensive repairs will have to he
mad ) b foro another test can be pulled
J. T. TAYLOR. Gk.vnts Pass. One
PRUNE CROP OF OREGON
President E. L. Smith predicts 1
Oregon prune growers will do
well this year as the crop is large and
the priees bid fair to bo good, accord
ing to President Smith, -of the State
board of horticulture.
'Ilooefor fully 80,000,000 pounds
of dried prunes as Oregon's output
this fall," he said, "and the
shortage in the eastern states and
Europe will cause good prices to pre
vail. The Oregon prune roaches out
farther into the world's markets every
year and this season they will be sent
into Eastern Canada where a good de
mand prevails." He thinks that
prune raising will prove a profitable
iudustry oue year with another,
where the grower has a large orchard
aud has good facilities for handling
the fruit By a large orchard he
means 40 acres aud upward. He
does not cousidcra 10-acre prune or
chard large enough to justify the
grower iu making pranegrowing a
business. Mr. Smith, however, is
not eugaged iu prauegrowiug himself,
but devotes his time to apple raising
In the Hood River district He pre
dicts a continued prosperity for Hood
river orchardlsts this Tear, as the
Hood River apple has now a name
abroad and the apple crop of the East
is nearly a failure. "Hood River has
enjoyed uninterrupted prosperity for
the past teu years," he said, "aud
there is every indication of its con
tinuance. Fully 60 per cent more
strawberries were planted this year
1I1111 lust, aud tho berry ezportations
will increaso as time wears on. " We
Aud th.it the Clark seeding is just the
strawberry for Hood River, as it is of
excellent flavor, uniform size, shape
aud color and bears shipping butler
than any other species. Hood River
strawberries do not find their way in
to Portland to any extent as they are
too high priced. Most of our berries
DEER SEEN FROM TRAINS
Engineers Svy They e.re More
Plentiful Than Formerly.
Locomotive engineers on tho South
ern Paclttc say that door are much
more numerous iu the country through
which that road runs than they have
been for years,. The"y see many deer
Tossing the track or staring at the
engino from the brush on each side,
especially iu the mornings and even
ings. Pass Creek aud Cow Creek
Canyons aro good plane to sue deer,
and occasionally they apiiear ouly a
short distance south of Oregon City.
In early days railroad engineers used
to carry a gua in the cab of their en
giues while passing through the
Willamette Valley, aud many a
grouse has been shut on the trip be
tween Portland and Salem, the train
stopping to pick up the game. It is
not likely that in these days it would
he allowed to shoot deer from the
locomotives, and stopping to pick
them up is uot to bn thought of.
W. S. Baily, P. O. Tru?, Texas,
writes "My wifo had been suffering
live years with paralysis in her arm
when I was persuaded to uao Ballard's
Sunvv Liniment, which cured her all
right. I have also used it for old
sores, frost bites, and skin eruptions.
It does the work. 2.ic, nOc and
1.00 bottle at S lover's Drug Store.
A FIRE BUG IN ASHLAND
Three Incendiary Fiiee
Started In One Night.
A fire bug was iu action iu Aahiand
hint Wednesday uight aud the town
was for a time greatly wrought up
over the occurrences. Three fires oc
curred that night, all of them of in
cendiary origin. The flrxt fire oc
curred about half Ht nine o'clock at
a store room of the Aahiand Manu
facturing Co. Strenuous efforts con
lined the fire to the building and pre
vented Its spreading to the adjacent
A little later a fire was started
under the Hammond Packing house
hut it was seen in time to be extln
gu ixhed lx-fore any serious damuge
A little after 11 o'clock the barn of
F. II. Carter was discovered in
flumes. A valuahlu team of homes,
70 tons of hay and farming machinery
to a considerable value were con
iiuim d. Tho incendiary has not be n
SMALL BOYS GO GUNNING
Astoria. Youngsters Indulge
Big Game Hunting.
Ixirenze Pilkiugton, the 11-year-old
son of City Physician Pilkington, aud
Harry Hocfler, the 10-year-old son of
H. R. Hoefler, of Astoria, purchased
a 22 calibre rifle Friday aud went out
U the country to shoot large game,
and, so far as reported, they shot and
killed two horses, two heifers and a
bull, aud it is not believed that the
returns are all iu yet.
The ranchers on the Lewis and
Clark are the loeri aud ther are belli
paid good prices for their stock by
the boys' parents. The boys do not
appear to realize what they did, aud
the man who sold them. the rifle is the
one receiving the blame.
iSooght that suit for P-to at
Webb's Cioslng-oat sale. Other
atora art' axking fl5 for the same
PRODUCT FROM PRUNES
Excellent Vinegar Nay be Pro
duced From Refuse Fruit.
In connection with the announce
meat that John Chapman, of Wilbur,
Douglas County, has a carload of
prune vinegar for shipment is the fact
that Professor Pernot has at t he Ore
gon Agricultural College a large
qnautity of vinegar made by hitn from
refuse aud waste prunes, which is
now far above the requirements for
commercial use. It is the product of
a second experiment in vinegar mak
ing from refuse prunes, undertaken by
Professor Pernot three years ago.
As a vinegar it is perfect iu every
particular, save iu color, which is
dark, but this is regarded as an ad
vantage rather than a drawback. All
the counterfeit vinegars, many of
them made of acids and other mater
ials iujurions to health, are perfect in
color, resembling the pure cider vine
gars so closely in this respect that
only a cliemiat can detect the decep
tion. Thus, the darker color of the
prune vinegar, it is nrged, will be its
own stamp or purity, by reason 01
which as soon as the trade comes to
understand, the darker hue of the
prune product will be a eal advan
tage. A bulletin issued by Professor Per
not two years ago, si ving full direc
tions for the manufacture of vinegar,
and announcing that germs for the
purpose would be issued on applica
tion from the bacteriological depart
ment at the college, lias been widely
distributed. Both the bulletin and
the germs have been iu wide demand
from all parts of the state. The
bulletin gives tho expense of manu
facture, aud shows the possibility of
much profit to be derived from refuse
OREGON APPLES WANTED
Their Superiority Is Acknowl
edged in London Markets.
It is stated that California now
ships about 850,000 boxes of apples a
year to Great Britain, and that with
more care iu packing the sales would
increase very largely. A number of
Oregon packers, who engaged iu the
business with the determination to
perfect packing, regularly outsell any
California apples by about 91 a box.
This is not because the apples are bet
tor, but because the packing 1b better;
but the result is that since but a few
Oregou packers are in the business,
ail of whom do good packing, Oregon
apples have come to be regarded in
the British markets as "better" than
Califoruia apples, Prestige earned iu
this way is well deserved, aud we
respectfully take off our hats to Ore
gon ; but it is disgraceful that our
Califoruia shipiwrs -should couiiml us
to do so. San Francisco Chronicle.
Not Over Wis.
There is an old allegorical picture
of girl scared at a grass-hoptior,
but in the act of heodlussly treading
on a snake. This is paralleled by
tho man who siends a large sum of
money buildiug a cyclone cellar, but
neglects to provide his family wjth
bottle of Chamberlain's Colic,
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy as
a safeguard against bowel complaints.
whoso victims outnumber those or
the cyclone a hundred to one. This
remedy is everywhere recognized as
the most prompt and reliable medicine
11 um for these diseases, for sale
by all druggist.
KLAMATH FALLS SUICIDE
Demented Lady Leaps From
Bridge e.nd Is Drowned.
Mrs Clara Batchelder, wife of
Oeorge Ilutchelder, of Lakeviow,
drowned herself by jumping Into
Klamath river from tho bridge at
Klamath Falls Friday night at II
o'clock. She had been In ill health
for several mouths aud had become
deranged mentally. lieing left alone
in a room for a moment she escaped
from the house but was soon followed
by her hualiaud and brother. They
reached the bridge iu time to hear the
water splaidi as she lesd from the
railing. P.y the nan of boats, the
body was reeoveri'd in 60 minutes.
Mrs. Hatcheldcr's sickuess, resulting
In her rash act. Is thought to have
been largely due to brooding over the
death of her slater, Mrs. William
Nail, who suicided by shooting her
self about a year ago.
TOOK WHICH FOR TOTHER
Emery E. Oore, of Lawrence, Kau
a. and his niece, Mrs. Green, are
here upon a visit to Mr. (lore's twin
brother, Mr. Emerson K. Oore. Th
gentlemen were 79 years of age on the
20th of last June. Kotli are seem
ingly in exceedingly good health and
are as ragged as is tlie average nian of
AO. They are very much alike in ap
pearaoce, actions and siatech; so much
so. in fact, that it is decidedly diffi
cult to distinguish one from the
other. A story is told upon the visit
ing gentleman, that while trading
in a Medford store a few data ago, he
got mixed with his reflection in
large mirror, and thinking the re
flection was his brother, called to him
saying that he had finished his trad
Ing and was ready to go home if he
was and all this time bis brother
was sitting in a rig in front of the
store awaiting his return. Medford
STATISTICS OF PLATINUM
Josephine County One of Few
Places Where It Is Found.
The report for 1902 to the United
States geological survey on the pro
duction of platinum in l'.KU is now iu
press. The report is in two parts, the
first being the report proiivr, by Dr.
Joseph Strnthers, aud the tecoud be-
iug a paper by Prof. J. F. Kemp on
platinum iu the Rambler mine,
The production of platinum from
domestio ores in the United States
decreased from 1,403 ounces, valued
at 2,B2o, in 1901 the largest output
recorded by the geological survey
since 1H80 to 04 ounces, valued at
1,8U, the smallest production since
18U3. In connection with the plati
num thoro were also obtained from
the ores 30 firm ounces of iridium, as
against 353 ounces iu 1901. Tho do
mestic supply of platinum in recent
years has been obtained as a secondary
product chiefly from gold placer de
posits Iu Trinity and Shasta counties,
California. It is reported that the
metal occurs, though uot in com
mercially rich deposits, iu many
other gold placers of California, as
well as in Washington, Oregon, Idaho,
Montana, Colorado and Alaska. The
Rambler mine, Wyoming, continues
to attract attention, and during tho
year a considerable quantity of the
metal was collected, but not marketed
by the Waratah Minerals company at
Kerby, near Orants Pass, Josephine
The Russian sources of platinum
supply, which furnish about 90 per
cent of the total consumption of the
world, are comparatively limited.
The platinum bearing ' ores extend
along the eastern watershed of the
Ural mountains iu oastorn Perm and
a long the watershed farther south.
The imports of platinum into the
United States during 1902 were valued
a t $1,987,080, as compared with $1,.
(19A.8U5 iu ltKil. The Mining World.
FIERCE OREGON SALMON
Thrilling Adventure of a. Le.te
Arrive.! From the F.ail.
A new comer from tho east, lately
arrived in Grouts Pass, experienced a
novel adventure while taking in the
sights a few days ago, .according to
the story of one who was there. The
easterner in ciucittlnu was out on the
dam watching the salmon which were
Jumping iu a lively manner. Hud
duuly one huge (lull made a treniou
dous leap, precipitating itself with
violence against his legs. Iu conster
nation at tho nucxiiected assault, the
oasteuer kicked the scaly mounter
viciously, declaring that ho would
kill it In self defense. Ho had fished
u many waters, he said, but this was
the first time he had ever been at
tacked by a fUli. Many wonderful
tales have been written concerning
the ftorceuess of tho Oregon salmon,
but this incident is about as near a
demount ration of such tales as has
ever been seen.
The other day a salmon missed the
fUliway iu a wild leap and inialcd
itself upon a spike several niches iu
length, where it hung flopping and
'kicking" vigorously. A boy who
was near disentangled the null and
threw it bai'k into the river. He was
asked why he did not keep the fish
aud replied that hu would "get ar
rested" if he did.
GAMBLERS AIWAYS LOSE
Game Will Bee.1 Them If
Gambling is a ilrouo an eater
ithout being a producer. Hit four
men down at the round table with a
thousand dollars apiece, let them play
with something like equal luck, and
before they hardly realize! it all will
be "broke," tho money being dissi
pated, scattered, used for expenses,
for luxuries and necessities. Of
course we do not mean at one sitting,
but say fur several mouths of play.
An instance Is related as occurring
In Eugene not so many years ago,
Four men sat at th) round table ti nt
ing their luck at the great Ainerli an
game or poker. It was a monled
game, too, there being probably a
couple of thousand dollars 011 the
table, while a winning or losing of
several hundred dollars would not
have excited particular comment
among the gambling fraternity. All
night till the gray summer dawn, Ihe
game was played with varying for
tune. Then they quit.
The players took inventory. Each
of the four declared himself loxer.
How? In small amounts of course.
Probably K) had gone to Ihe saloon
during the night for cards, cigar,
lunch and liquors Guard.
Puts an End to It All.
A grievous wail uftimcs cornea us a
reault of unbearable pain overtaxed
organs. ' Dizxiueas, Itiwkiwbe, Liver
complaint and Constipation. ISul
thanks to Dr. King's New Life Pill
they put an end to It fell. They are
gentle but thorough. Try them.
Only I'.ic. Guaranteed by National
Drug Store and Grants Pass Phar
macy. The Oregou Fire Association of Mc
Uinnville iuaures "II" class or brick
structures, in which general merchan
dise, lawk a, drug stores, public halls,
to., are ruu at juat one-half the ex
pense of stock roiiisuilea. The Mo
Miunville Co. pay their losses promptly-
Refrigerators at Cost
Ice Cream Freezers at Cost
Camp Stoves at Cost.
NEW GOODS THIS WEEK.
Thin Whito Dinner Ware Ewers and Basins New Glass-
ware, Jellies, etc. .
More New Furniture, Book
ANNUAL SCHOOL REPORT
Slate Superintendent AcUermi
From tho annual report of Superin
tendent of Publlo Instruction J, II.
Aokerman for the year 190S filed last
week tho following school statistics
are taken :
The total number of persons iu the
state of school ago between 4 and 20
years of ago Is given as 11:1,767
against l.'!H,-iSll aud Increase of S,291
for tho year.
Of the total enrollment, 02,890 are
of tho primary, class, H080 of the
socoudary class; 100,064 between 4 aud
30 yoars of age ou the register, and
1.M7 nnder 6 years of ge.
In the state there wore 8914 teachers
employed during the year, of which
number 1113 hold slate certificates or
diplomas, 920 first grade certificates,
r)!IA socoud grade, 444 third grade, 62
primary grade and 476 permits. Those
holding certificates of iustituto attend
ance iiumlicr 24!14, and there wore 1268
applicants examined for teachers' cer-
tillealea, of which 197 failed, and
there were 1911 certificates endorsed
during the year.
The table of aftoudauco shows that
there were 82, 145 persons of school
ago uot attending any school; 4HK4 be
tween 4 aud 20 years of age atteuding
schools outside or uminuis. 1111
whole iiumbor of .days' attendance for
the year was 0,877,189, and the
average dally attendance was fVI, 120,
against , 707 last year.
The miscellaneous statement shows
that there are 21 4:1 orgnniftcddlstriota
iu the state, against 2121 last year, an
increaso of 22 districts, of which total
number 47 district failed to report
Thero are 2169 school houses in the
state, against 2123 last year, showing
:ii buildings to havo been constructed
throughout the state. Tho table also
shows a total of 011,070 legal voters
for school tmrDosos at the time of
making the county reports, against
85,1411 hist year, showing a healthy
A FIGHT WITH A BEAR
Andy Hlckson Wine in Hand le
A wild, but quite well authenti
rated story of a florae combat with a
huge cinnamon bear comes to Kugeue
from tho region of the Three Sinters,
where a party consisting of Andrew
llieksoii, George Marx, Chris Marx,
Jr.. Ashley Stevens and others from
Kugcne, are on an outing.
Andy Ilickrton was Hie hero of the
event which miirlit have lost HI in
his life. Hu went strolling for a lit
tie while before breakfast one clear
morning, cxticctiiig to stalk a deer iu
lis ramble and have freah venison for
linner. While out in the woods he
huniocd un auainata big cinnamon
hear. Tlie two exchanged courtesies,
mil HickMin rcmomlicred that he had
but two shells In his rifle. He tried
10 continue his deer hunt without Mr.
I'ruiu, hut after a second thought
gave him a 'M W bullet ill the neck.
Wild w ith laln and anger, the big
animal made a mad rush for hit as
itailant. who poured the other bullet
Into him at short range. The last
bullet brought him to the ground,
hut only for an inatant. lie was up
ou his hind legs and reaching for the
frightened hunter, with blood sport
ing from his mouth. There was noth
ing to do but make a fight of it, and
Hicknon whipped out hit hunting
knife and with a quick lunge planted
it to the hilt in the bear's neck,
toveriug hit wind and bringing him
to the grouud. In hit fall tlie boar's
claws tore the shirt and other clothes
of the man down the front
Auatiu's Report Cards for school
use for sale at the Courier office 5o
.see Curtains if 'jilfLif
Linoleums f 'ffQllY? '
Mattings LS &4H'y
Mirrors A XX"
Cases. Iron Beds.
. Woodenware .
WARDEN MAKES ARRESTS
Held for Viole.ling
Le-w Are Released. .
Considerable interest waa aroused
this week by a trial of several boys of
this city for Ashing at the Golden
Drift dam. Deputy Warden Williams
made a visit here in anannoouced
manner aud. late in the evening of
Friday he made a t ip to the dam
with a companion, . remaining there
several hours. , At a result of this
visit, Ed. Woolfolk, (Jlande Bardon
and Andrew Huggiua were arrested,
oharged with killing salmon witnlu
600 foot of a fish way, in violation of
the statute. Woolfolk plead guilty
and was fined 50. The other boys
entered ploas of not eoilty and their
trial, hold on Monday, resulted in
their release. Only two fish were
taken during the time the warden waa
present. One of theee waa a little
one, secured by Bardon who caught it
1th las hands and no one could
affirm lis variety. Tho other was a
31 pound salmon which was taken by
Woolfolk, The warden and hit com
panion, Mr. Wickman, ny that this
tiali was thrown -out of the water by
Woolfolk, - whereupon Bardon killed
It with a olub. This statement 1
strenuously denied by tho boyt who
say that tho fish was lying nearly
dead on tome dry poles, A number
of witnesses affirmed that the salmon
often leaped out on the polet where
they were unable to get back into the
water and that it it no unusual tight
to see a number lying dead as result.
This dam hat no regularly oou-
trncted fish war completed and the
flali past through a waste way of the
dam. There teemed to be a doubt as
to whether this could be considered
such fish way at the statute contem
plates. The evidence was not loch at
to satisfy the jury that a conviction
was iu order and the boyt were ac
quitted. Deputy District Attorney
0. L. Roamei handled the prosecution ,
and Hon. Goo. IL Durham waa attor
ney for the defense.
CIRCUS TRAIN WRECKED
Wallace's Show Ditched e.nd
Ihe Animal Escape.
Two sections of the trains bearing
Wallace' big circus and menagerie
were seriously wreoked near Dnrand,
Mich., Friday morning. ' In the dis
aster. 19 persons were killed and 40
others iujured, many of whom will
die. Adding to the terror of the
wreck, many wild and ferocious ani
mals escaped from their cages and are
roam mg over tho adjacent country.
Among them are tigers, lions, hyenas
tud Hioniter reptiles. Tlgert have
taken refuge In Ihe cemetery, huge
makes have crawled under a school
tiouso and clephauts are grating at
will Iu the fields. It is the most dis
astrous circus train wreck ever known.
Wallace's circus exhibited in South
eru Oregon a few years ago and la
THE OLD RELIABLE
THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE