ft i VOL. XIX. GRANTS PASS. JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1903. No. 24. A TERMINUS ON COOS BAYls. P. TO REACH EUREKA A TENNESSEE PERSIMMON CURRY COUNTY'S BAD MEN THE SANTA FE IN EUREKA THE SOUR DOUGH BISCUIT Big Values Peculiar Qu&Iitles Are Appreci ated by Ashlanders. Circuit Court Sittings Not Appie ci&ted by Them kilrond Extending Its Holdings .nd Privileges. Gould Lines Said to Be Working Will Be First to Connect There. So. ye Report. Adventures e-nd Fate of e. Gen uine Specimen. to The.1 End. 4 r , A new fruit for Oregon, and indeed for any of the states west of the Rocky Mountains, is growing ia a thrifty manner, Just by the sidewalk on Cherry street iu this city. The true is about the size of an apple tree of tun year's growth with rough bark and small circular-shaped leaves. It bears a considerable crop of fruit this year, which is apple-shaped, but about the size of the petite prune. Among the great varieties of trees and fruits, the casual passerby has not observed this trans-cnntineutal fruit. It was first discovered and tasted by the curiouB urchin who was rownrdeu by pucker ed lips ready for whistling t he balance of the day. Its peculiar qualities then became known to some of Ash land's love-sick young men and maids who love the moon, who make nightly pilgrimages when lnna -rises high in the sky, where each will eat a fruit and practice osculatory exercises. Troth to tell, however, this fruit is Done other than the genuine old Ten nessee persimmon. Ashland Tribune. Curry County appars to have bad luck with her "bad men" who are ac cused and bound over to appear before Circuit court, says the Crescent City News. Charley Neal. bound over on a charge of perjury, (he having swore in several fox scalps under the wild cat bounty law), sold out his few worldly belongings and hit the high places in his scramble for tall timber, as a result of his being out un bonds. Phil Hulbort, arrested and bouud over on a charge of having stolen $30 from W. W. Wren, about a year ago, was allowed to walk around town and from the jail to the hotel unattended by the sheriff. He made himself very conspicuous by failing to show op when coort convened. However, the county scut one man to a safe re sort. Hetrick Wilson, who killed Aaron Foster several mouths ago, while they were engaged iu a card game, was sentenced to life imprison ment iu the penitentiary. A transfer of realty just recorded evidences the intentions ot the Santa Fe system of establishing a terminus on Huuibolat Bay. Three-fourths of what is known as the Allen tract has been secured by the Sauta Fo people, and a suit iu condemnation for the balance of the property is pending The price paid is reported to have been ,75, 000. This tract, which adjoins the Santa Fe'i depot here, together with the terminal site of the old Eel River & Eureka road on the north and that of the California & Northern Railroad on the south of it, both sites being uow owned by tho Santa Fe, through the purctiuse of tho two roads, will give them one of the best terminals on Humboldt Bay. Bought that suit for $U.!)5 nt Welch's Closing-out sale. Other stores are asking $15 for the same thing. Hot CL We at OTHING Those Two Piece Summer Suits for Men at Ren welch s Closing Out Sale. Will keep you cool the warm days. The very choicest of colors. All wool fabrics and made to wear. $ 8.00 suits sell 9.00 " 10.00 " at $6.00 7 00 8.00 We have those BROAD HIM UP-TO-DATE HATS. kind sell at $1.50 2.00 2.50 $1.15 1.65 1.S5 Top Round and Overweight $3.50 Shoes for $2.95 a pair. All new upto-date lasts in Bluchcr or Regular cut, Vici Kid, Box or Veloui C alf, Single or Heavy Sole. I OPERA Have other shoes that sell at $1.15, 1.45, 1.05, 2.15 Welch's Clothing Store. IS Till! PLACE TO SAVE MONEY. HOUSE 1SLOCK. GRANTS PASS The construction of the Coos Bay, Roseburg & Salt Luke Railroad west from Marshfield to Empire, at the entrance of Coos Bay and from Myrtle Point east to Roseburg and thence to Salt Lakn is to gi ahead. Major Kin ney, tho projector, having just re turned from Now York to Coos Bay with tiio announcement that lie has raised tho capital needed for the pur pose. Surveys hare been mado all tho way through, the plan being to connect with the Gould system at Salt Lake. The road is now built from Myrtle Poiut to Marshfield, a distance of 80 miles, aud about 150 men are employed on the extension from Marshfield to Empire, where vessels drawing 20 feet of wator can enter at half tide. The next section is 0 miles from Myrtlo Point to Rose burg, which follows up tho Coquille River for some distance, thou goes through the Coast range to Roseburg. From that city the lino runs up the north fork, of the Umpqua river, crossing tho Cascade range north of Crater Luke, and extends through Lake, Harney and Malheur counties into tho southwestern corner of Idaho, whence it passes around tho end of Salt Lako to Salt Lake City. There it will connoct with the Rio Otande Western, the most westerly of the Gould lines. West of tho Cascades this lino will tap one of tho finest belts of timber iu Oregon, including tho only belt of white cedar ou the const, which lies on Coos li.iv. This timber is mo:o valuable than sugar or yellow pine, being used for finish, tush and doors. The road will find a good lnmber trado already developed on Coos Bay, 01 there are mills there which ship to Anstrullia, South America and Ilono lulu. In the vicinity of Roseburg, it will haro a fine farming and fruit country, and it will again run into heavy timber when it enters the Cns cades. Iu Southeastern Oregon the rxnl will bo dependent ou stock traffic, but, when completed through to Salt Lake, it will have a largo through trafllc iu lumber aud frnit to the East, Eastern Oregon being chiefly level, open country, this part of tho lino will bo cheap to build. This road will probably butho be ginning of the opening of Southwest em Oregon. A road down tho coast to tho California line and north to Alsea Buy will gather iu the lumber, fish wool aud dairy products of the whole coast strip aud bring it to market iu Portland and the Eust. This is one of tho rich sections of the state, the development of which has been retarded by lack of couimutiica tion with the rest of the world. Once connected by rail, it would experience rapid settlement and development. Austin's ReKrt Cards for school use for sale at the Courier ofllce 1.1C jkt hundred. LADYBIRDS TO KILL SCALE Experiment Boing Made In Jack on County. The Humboldt Times says that "Recent developments tend to show that tho Southern Pacific will bo the first railroad to give Humboldt out side connections, both from the north and tho south. From well informed sources it is learned that the Southern Pacific in teusd to build its ooast road from Willitts to Eureka; from Eureka to Crosceut City, aud from Crescent City to a connection with the sumo road at Grants Pass, Or. Another important cirenmstauco iu railroad history was made public. Its disclose showed that articles of incor poration of the Oregou & Eureka Railroad Comjiany has filed articles of incorporation in the secretary of state's ofllce iu Salem. The main line of said railroad shall run from a point in or near the City of Eureka, couuty of Humboldt, state of California, by a convenient uud practicable route iu a general northeasterly direction to tho City of Areata iu said county of Humboldt, andl from thoiico is intended to be run by some convouient aud practi cable route iu a general northerly direction to Crescent City, iu the couuty of Del Norte, State of Califor nia, an approximate distance of DO miles. The incorporation pacrs coutain many articles, among them: Tho uame of this corporation shall be "Oregon & Eureka, Railroad com pany," aud its duration shall be perpetual. Tno principal ofllce of this company shall be at tho city of Portland, in the county of Multnomah, and stato of Oregon. DREAMS OF HIS DAUGHTER Oregon Man Locates Long Miss. tag Child In Vision. JIRED'M I. STRICKKR, M. D. IIOMKOl'ATIIIC PHYSICIAN and SURG HON. Masonic Temple, Room 9, Office hours: Grants Pass, It to 1 2 A. M. 2 tO 4 P. M. OKKGON. John M. ltuininell F. M. Hummel JUMMELL & Rl'MMELL ATTORNEYS Sixth and C Streets opp. Court House (iKANTS Pass, - OllKOON. C. HOUGH, ATTOUNEY-AT-LA W, Pi actio in all State and Federal Court Ortice over First National Bank. Ubakts Pass, Onsc.oi. II. II. BAKTOX, WATCHMAKER and JEWELER. Full Miortinent of Watches, Clocks," sil verware nd Jewelry. A tiuwl Assortment of llrmvlcU and Heart Bangles, Clemen' Drug Store. SWEETLAND & CO. FRESH and SALT MEATS. orr ,'uom 21 - X. E. McGREW, PIONEER TRUCK and DELIVERY Furniture and Fiano Moving GRANTS PASS. OREGON. Ths popular barber shop Get your tonsorial work done at IRA TOMPKINS' On Sixth Street Three chairs Batb room ia connection Grants Pass Banking & Trust. Co. I'AIU U' CAPITAL STOCK H'J.-. OIMI OO. Trna-t5 a General Hanking hu-.iness. Keueives deposits subject to check or on demand certificate. Our ciistomeis are asured of courteous treatment and every consideration con sistent with sound banking principles. tafety deposit boxes (or rent. J. KHAN K WATSON. Pres. It. A. BOOTH, Vire-I'res. I.. I.. JKWKI.I,. Cashier. The First National Bank OF SOUTHERN OREGON. CAPITAL, STOCK,' . . J.VI.IKIII OO Iteceive deposit subject to c be k or on rertilicate navahle on demand. iv-lls sight ilrafia on New York San Francisco, ami Portland. TeieirrapUic transfers sold on all points in the United Mutes. Special Attention ien to Collections and xt-neral business of our customers. Collections made throughout bouthean Oregon, and on all accessible points. K. A. IIOOTIt. Pres. J. tl. CaMI'HKM.. Vice Pres. 11. I.. (ill.KKY. ( a-birr. The meeting of fruitgrowers under the auspices ot tho Koguo river Fruitgrowers' Cnioii and Jacksonville hoard of trade, held ill Jacksonville Saturday was well attended, Pro fessor K. H. Luke und Professor A. li. Cord ley of tho Oregon Agricultural College at Corvallis, and A. If. Carson, Commissioner for tho Third district of tho stato board of horticul ture, of Grant's Pais, were iu attend ance aud gave addresses that w M in teresting to the fruitgrowers. Professor Cordley brought w ith him .'111 Ascitic ladybird beetles, which aro tho natural enemies of the Kan Joso scale. These beetles had just Iseii received from Or. Howard, en tomologist of the United States De Iiartment of Agriculture, aud w ill be turned loose in an old orchard near Jacksonville, and watched by F.il liritt, to seu whether they will thrive in this climate. A specialist from tho Pcinrtiui-ut of Agriculture has found the home oi the San Jose scale to be in Northern China near the great wall, where, they aru ill small nuiiiKrs ow ing to tho presi nco of this Asiatic ladybird beetle. Tin department obtained specimens of this lsctlu uud is now propuguting then, hoping that they will prove effect ivu iu destroying tho scab This experiment 111 Jackson county will I watched by orchardists w ith much intercut. THE OREGON & PACIFIC MARBLE AND GRANITE WORKS J. B. PAIlOCK, Paora. warrants my saying 1 am pre iw red to furnish anything in tho line o( Cemetery ork in any kind of MARBLE or GRANITE. Nearly thirty years of experience in the Marble business that 1 can till your orders in the very best manner. Can turnian work in bcotca, Swede or American Granite or any kindrf naio.e. J. U. PADDOCK, Front Airfr, f4it to Greene's Gatahnp. FRUIT AND SHADE TREES I am still in business and can furnish almost any kind of fruit, Nlinl or iut trees 11 nd 1 1 !;; plants, llerrj- plants eto. as cheap if not cheaper than 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. Progress ol Surveys in Del Norte County Jolui Seibert, of Monlavilla, Ore., sucecded in locating his (laughter in this city after searching for linr for tho past 92 years. lie dreamed re cently that his daughter was in Balti more and that she. was married and had six children. His dream was correct. His daughter is living on West, liultinioro struct with his forjnor wlfo. The daughter's naino before her marriage was Mamio Olivia Sei bort. According to a statement mado by Seibert, his daughter was scut from hor homo in Ijincustor, Pa., to a boarding school near liatimoro 88 yearsngo, when she was six years old. Soiim time afterwards, Siobcrt's wife left him aud came to Baltimore. After ho had secured a divorce, sho married again. The last Seibert saw or heard of his daughter was 82 years ago. Since that time ho moved from La 11 caster, Pa., to Oregon, where ho owns a farm aud considerable projierty. Siebert arrived in liultinioro mi Mon day and registered at tho Westminster Hotel. In answer to a personal, hu said two ladies called on him at the hotel nd said that they thought they knew his daughter. They took him to the honso on West lialtimoro street where lie found his daughter. 8 ioliert effered to tako tho daughter and her husband to Oregon with him, but tho daughter told her father that aim preferred to remain with her mother in this city. Seibert is f4 years of ugu and a veteran of thn Civil War.' Arthur How land, who during the utst winter and spring was oil Jump off Joe in tho employ of tho lly ydruulic.Miuing Company as Rupcriii- teudeut, was ill Jaeksonvl He Wednes day, a guest of W. II. Miller, who ns foreman ut tho same mine with Mr. llowland. Mr. Howland bus been away for tne pust mouth 011 an extend ed pleasure, trip to Portland aud to San F'raiieisoo. While Norln In officiated as best man at thn wedding of his college chum Mr. it. K. Adams at Oregon City and his friends here state that Mr. llowland hud a narrow nscaiio himself from being, not tin host man, but the leading man, ut a wedding, while away oil his trip. Hu declares ho is yet In art freo but his friends have, hoist for In in. Mr. llowland, In a business way, has had more, varied exsrieuccs than most young men. for two years no tried lifu iu thu Kast Indies, where ho was mining exjs rt for a Dutch syndicati that was dis rating a big hydraulji milling plant 011 tho island of Su matra. Tho salary was a big induce incnt for Mr. llowland to remain with thu Dutch company but the climate was so trying that his health failed ami ho was com is-Hid to return to America. Jai ksouvi 1 It) Sentinel. Give your orders early. See me at Slovers iJrug Store. J T. TAYLOR. Grants Pass, -One The Oregon aud Pacific K. R. Con strui tion Co's surveyors are at pros cut surveying from Mill Crei k ovtr to Hunter Creek. A survey was mad last mouth fiom Mill Creek to Wilson Creek. The object is to find the most practicable rout. A survey will be made down Hunter Creek to the riter after which surveys will bo made In the Ki gali and Mctiarvcy gulches, an! then a bridge site will be decided upon. 1 hey do not expect to get fur ther than the river this year Blue Lake Advocate. The Or gou Fire Association of M Minnvillu insures "li'' class or brick structure, iu which general men ban disc, banks, drug stores, public halls, etc., are run at lust one half the ex penac. of stuck conipauica. The Mc Minnville Co. pay their low prompt 1 Once upon- a time, iu Josephine county w ilds, a little sour dough bis- cult was born. It was one of a brood of eight, snugly nestled in tho pau of reflector." They raised their lit tle heads slightly to tho heat of the Are and grew a little in siato. Hut thry felt sleepy and sluggish and did not cwro to expand. Tho Tenderfoot gazed on the biscuits with love and pride. Tho Old Timer eyed thorn askant. To tho Tenderfoot he said, "Sonic of theso days I'll show you how to work sour dough." When 8nper was over, only 0110 of tho night biscuits remained in tho pan. Tho others were no more. The Tenderfoot was afflicted with Btraugo, sad thoughts. Ho leaued against a tree and dreamed of home. Tho Old Timer stoically pulled at Ills pipe and was silent. Two days afterwards the Old Timer ransacked tho commissary for a lunch. Not a thing cooked could ho Dud but one little, withered, tough, gnarly sour dough biscuit. "This'U do," lie said. Ho put tho biscuit into his pocket and went away into tho higher hills., Far away from camp tho Old Timer sat hi 111 down with his back against a tree aud drew forth tho biscuit. Its expression seemed forbidding, almost fierce, but tho Old Timer was not daunted. Ho hud faced danger iu all its forms. Ho put tho biscuit be tween his teeth and bit it cruelly, Tho biscuit squeaked, iu wrath nud pain aud wriggled from between thn teeth unharmed. Again tho Old Timer lifted the biscuit to his mouth and again ho bit it savagely. This time ho got a picco as large as half of a very small pea. Ho swallowed it and paused to rest. Then ho laid the biscuit on a rock and struck it fiercely with his pick, Thu rock flew in fragments. Thu bis cuit was intact. Tho Old Timer's eyes grew big uud his face grew stern. He raited his hand oil high and spuko to tho biscuit In a uiufllod voice. "Oh, I'll cut y duru y', I'll cat y' or bust." He drew forth his big hunting kuifi grasped tho buscuit firmly in his left hand and attacked after thu'uianucr of a man whittling kindlings. He got a little shaving as thick as a piece of wrapping paper. Then "began a struggle grim and great" Sometimes thu knifu was iu use, sometimes the pick, sometimes the shovel, sometimes two huge stones. Aud all tliu time the biscuit wns wearing away and tho mouth of the Old Timer was filled with crumbs. At tho end of two hours the Old Timer returned tho knifu to his belt aud uu expression of grim triumph sat upon his features. Once, years before, thu Old Timer had been attacked by a giiz.ly, knocked senseleSN, uud bitten through the shoulilei. When his senses re turned, lie sei.i d his gun and follow ed that grizzly flvo hours and shot him. When hu returned, thn only words ho said were, "I got liini. " Once, also, nu Indian killed tho Old Timer's partner. The Old Timer followed that Indian two days and nights and shot hliu. All hu said was, "i got him." So now, while the Old Timer glared triumphantly, all ho said was, "I e't It." LETTFR FROM D. A. CORDS New Hookers New Iron Hotls Now Couches Now Dining Chairs New Dressers Now Mattings Carpets Wall Papers TRIES TO KILL PRESIDENT Insane Man Accused ol Attempt- Int Aso.salne.tlon. . ZINC MINE IN DEL NORTE Raymond YVtnsch Has Good Prospect on French Hill. Raymond Wcnsch was in town from the French Hill section this week and informed us that he is steadily oj'ii nig up bis zinc ledge. The ledge 1 about IW feet wide, and a shaft CO leet deep shows the ore as being Js-r ruanent. A cross cut is being run and in a distance of feet, i,, feet has already been cut through the ledge. The cropping can be readily traced for 4 of a ml In. Assays made show that tho rock carries ".1 per cent nine, and should there lie a good de mand for the name, the mine is a good proposition for capital. Iel Norte Record. A. K. Voorhie Photo Supplies. F U R N I T U R E Little Prices Another Big Lot of New Crockery in prices to pleaso the most eco nomical. Window Shades . Mirrors Closing out Rofrigera tord. Yoii can make money at our prices. Immense new line ' Stoves and Ranges HOUSE FURNISHINGS Look for the new sign, .We're headquarters for Thomas this is how U looks, things for the house., ...THE... IIOUSEFURNISIIER An attempt to assassiuatu President Roosevelt ut his homo at Sagaiuoro Hill, was mado last week and but for thovlgiloocoof tho secret service rucu, thu attempt would probably bare beon successful. Tho name of tho man is Frank Woinbrnner, who is partially demented and who resides ou Long Island, seven miles from Bagamor Hill, tho summer residence of the president. Lato in tho livening ho drove in the grounds and was hold up by secret service men nud was driven out of tho grounds. Ho returned after an hour and said that ho had bceu tent for and had an engagement with the president. The guards looked up the list and found no such engagement. Ho was again ordered put and again Do re turned in nil hour und demanded an nuienco with thu nation's chief. Ho was promptly arrested an locked up in the Oyster Hay jail. Ho was I lien searched and on 111 in was found loaded six-shooter. Thu grounds were examined and the man's tracks found, indicating that ho had been awaiting tho appearance of tho presi dent. Secret service men say that the man certainly meant to kill the president and would have douu so if ho could have seen him. WHEAT OF THREE STATES The Estimated Product of Oregon. Washington and Idaho'. The annual estimate of the Oregon. Ian, ot tho wheat crop ol Oregon, Washington and Idaho, placet the total yioid iu tho three states for 1003 at 1M, 710,000 bushels divided as fol lows : Washington, 10,100,000 bushels; Oregon, 11,400,000 bushels; Idaho, ' 4,200,000 bushels. The crop is nearly 20 per cent below that of last year. The seasou ia two or three weeks later than usual, vhtch makes it mora dilllcult to forecast accurately, though the above figures are compiled from tho best data obtainable and axe be llovud to fairly iudicate the product with a continuation of existing oon- fditlons. There is it ill a considerable area of spring wheat that is late whloh U In danger of frost and fall rains, either ot which might change the result somewhat. Of the three states, Idaho has by far tho bust crop, tally 8 per cent botter than last year. Oregon conies next with a decrease of about 10 per cunt aa compared with last year, while the Washington crop it about 23 per ceut abort of lai-t year't figures. There is at this time uo in clination of any eastern shipments, but a considerable amouut ot Oregon aud Washington wheat It likely to Uud a market iu California. LARGE OUTPUT OF APPLES Southern Oregon Show Big In crease Over Last Year. t oiuiei tirat.lj I'fcss Man W rite From 1'e.rla I'aris, Franco, Au. I'J, IU03. Editor Courier : Having just been reminded ol (rants l'ass by the receipt of some of Its newspas rs, 1 thought of writing few notes from thu capital of Fiance, wlieru 1 have been staying for awhile. I'aris, as you know is our of the most hcutitlftil cities and is full of interest to everyone. Its art treasures, museums, palace mid public buildings, must be seen to bo appreciated. Then again, Its historical reminiscences, Its beautiful boulevards and other attractions, ti numerous to mention, makn it one of if not thu most interesting place to visit iu all Kuropo. I have been visiting most of tin capitals of Germany, France, rmg laud. Australia uud am highly ph ased with my trip, tif course, iny dear. cheery wife 1 missed dreadfully, but otherwise 1 had a royal good time and I consider it not only a pleasure but a dulv one owes to one's self to Im prove mind aud soul by traveling and finding out how other people live and do, always provided of course, one has time am' leisure and the necessary cash. The public galleries of Munich are especially of great interest to tin artist. Iu one grand building I count ed IU immense rooms, inch averaging llOllOO feet. Ail these Were tilled with paintings of the highest rank. So it is with statuary and other works of art. They all occupy cutensively large buildings and for the artist, the s,et, the thinker and lover of antliuitii s, Kurojie s the Ib id. Though I had known a good deal of it before coming to Grants l'ass, I have now extended my knowledge und my searches and inquiries into differ. nit matters concerning our fine Needle industry, will soon licnr fruit, I hope. Mrs. Cords and I will probably tie w ith you iu idols r next and hav log l en away quite a time, shall lie glad to greet you ngnln. Yours faithfully, I). A. CuRHS. Kight hundred cars of commercial apples from Oregon,' as against 700 last year, is thu estimate mado al the I'ortland Chamber of Couimerco, ri'isirls of the present stuto of the roji throughout thu slate Ih'Iii the basis used. This total is computed by districts as follows: Hogno river valley, i.'iO cars; balance of state, prinoiiuilly the Willamette Valley, hut Including all rCastern Oregon U00 cars. The gratifying increase of 100 cars Iu Oregon's apple out m t, a 15 'r cent, advance, comes almost entirely from Iloguo river valley and is repre sented there, not by nn Improvement in this year's crop conditions over those of r.io.', but by natural growth of the industry. Kogiiu river valley growers report individual increases iu crops which show plainly how thu surprising ag gregate increase is made up. Young orchards are rejsirted spring lug up lil.o mushrooms everywhere, aud H crctary Lamls rsoii thinks the increase will in future hu mi annual story. "No, we haven't unyihing delinil on ois'iiing prices yit," says Mr. l.nmliorMiii, "but It looks like i narked advance over llr.'. Jiorhaps 111 is r cent. 1 noli) that a contract has been made at Hood Hiver by a Hood Uiver ships r at J for Spit zenbergs and l.7"i for Newtowu pippins, that ought to be pretty satisfactory." F.xpresslon of "I hunk To the members of tho Seventh Day Adveutist church of Grunts l'ass, i)r t Tho nu mbers of the First Haptist church, hereby publicly express their grateful appreciation of your great kindness in granting us the free use of your house of worship, since the loss of our own, by fire, a little more tliau a ye:.r ago. lur gratitude to you for your hos pitality, blends with i.ur gratitude to our many friends for their birge hearted lils-rality, that bus uiadu it isissible for us to rebuild, and, now to ncropy our own church Imme. May the Lord's richest blessings rest nKiu you all. In behalf or the First Haptist church. Arthur Conkllll, K.M. Kls rle. Pastor Kob't I-eslio. Committee appointed at the first regular covenant meeting held n thu new building on Sept. 3, I IK Ml. See Voor hies shout Kodaks and Snppliet S. 0. PIONEER RE-UNION Old Ttmert Cot Together In Aah lexnd Le.it Week. Tho annual reunion of the Plonoor Society of Southern Oregon was held at Ashland Thursday aud waa largely attended by old settlors from all parti of the Rogue river valley. An ad dress was to have been given by President B. V. Mulkey, of the Southern Oregou Normal school He was, however, uuavoldably detained at a distance and 0. B Watson, of Ashland, delivered a brief Impromptu iddruss appropriate to the occasion. Exercises ut the Chautauqua taber nacle, where the pioneers assembled, Included tho reading of memorials ot deceased memls-rs of the society, two ot whom, W. C. Myer, aud Clarendon Morrison, had died since the last re union. Musio waa furnished by a (urtct of local vocal lata, Dr. Tllton ami Earl Abbett, Mrs. E. V. Milla and Misa Esther Uilsby. At noon, the pioneer were invited to a splendid banquet given them by the Native Daughters' Society of this city at Pioneer Hall, of which nearly 100 pioneers and their tout and tlaughtors partook. The next annual reunion will be at Jacksonville. FIGHT WITH A "DIGGER" Strenuous Sport Experienced by Two Small Bova Two of tho younger boys of thie city, Pwlglit Jewell and Alvln Wheeler, aru carrying arouud damaged bauds as a result of a strenuous en counter witn a "digger" squirrel A slray animal of that sjiocles, all out of breath and flustratod, having evi dently been pursued by a dog, appear, ed in the yard at the Jswell place one day last week. The boya gar chaso and, somewhat to their ulti mate sorrow, they caught It, The "digger" seized Alvln by the fore fin ger with its chisel teeth, which met through the fleshy art of that member, and would not even let go when do sired. Dwight got a fierce bite In the back of the hand. Tlie"diggor"ieoma to have acquitted himself with credit iu tho conflict, aa lie luoooeded In making bis escape, leaving several sire hands aa menieutoa of Ilia visit. Isn't that shoe a beauty? Just think, paid only u.bM for the pair at Welcha' Closing-out tale. It'a a Top-Round Regular tli.60 shoe, . Sold the world over at that price.