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GRANTS PASS. JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 36, 1903.
EXTRA SESSION CALLEdIsAVED TRAIN FROM WRECK' DEMANDED EVERYWHERE
I MISS ETHEL JOHNSON, Propr.
Brown Bread and Boston Baked Beans
I every Saturday. jj
j Ham and Egns. Oysters in any .style. j
J Delicious Coffee at all Hours.
1 Ice Cream every day; orders promptly de
2 Tot Tomales. New Caiviies, Candy Boxes, jj
I LUNCHES SERVED AT ALL HOURS
r 6th St. next to Coc. i
osing Out Sale..
Having determined to go out of trade in these lines. I
am offering my entire stock of Children's, Boys' aud
Youths Suits at cost, and shall continue this special sale
until these lines are closed out. At the same time I will
close out all MEN'S and BOYS' MACKINTOSHES utcost
This is your chance to get a good Rain Coat Cheap.
The Massachusetts J
Mutual Life Insurance Co, I
Pays Auuual Dividends, Guarantees Loans. Cash and
Paid up values, and writes policies more in the interest of
policy holders than any other company.
See our agent if seeking insurance.
PACIFIC COAST DEPARTMENT
II. (1. COLTOX. Man.uskb W. F. HORX. Aijknt.
310 311 Chamber of Commerce, Grants l'ass,
BON TON Fon BREAD
FOUR DOORS WEST PALACE HOTEL
Grants Pass Banking & Trust Co!
lAII I P CAIMTAI, STOCK
TranartH General liiuikiiiK ItiiMntv.
Receives deposit;" .sul.jet t to chccL or on ileuianl certilirates.
Our rustiuneis are a-.irr1 of murttMni-s treatment and every rmMrattun con
sistent with Niiund iiankin; pnni'iiue-i.
bafetjr deposit tvoxM fur rent. J. KKANK WATSON, Pres.
I!. A. ltoOTU, Vice -Pres.
L. L. JKWKIX, Cashier.
The First National Bank
OF SOUTHERN ORKGON.
CAI'ITA!, STOCK, - - SBO.OOOOO
Iteceive deposits subject to dieikornn ecrtilicate j avalilc on demand.
r-dl sight ural'ls on New York Hn Kranci-co. ana Port. and.
Telegraphic transfers sold on all points in the I'nited .laie.
Special Attention turn to Collections and general bu-inr uf our riltnmers.
Collections made throughout .Southern Oregon, and on ail ac, -e.iiiiile points.
1!. A. l'.'xiTII. Pres.
J.i'. CAM I'KKI.I.. Vice. Pres.
It. I.. (itl.KKY. i'j.birr
MA RULE AND GRANITE WORKS
J. B. I'API'OCK, I'Hor-a.
I am prenrred to furnish anything in the line ol Cemetery work in any kind
of MARBLE or GRANITE.
Nearly thirty yars of experience in the Marble business warrant my laying
that "l can till your orders in the very bent manner.
Can furnish work in Scutch, Swede or American Granite or any kind of
J. B. PADDOCK,
Front Dtrrei, Neit to Greene's Gor.shop.
L, R WEfJSTER, I'ksmi.k.nt.
The Southern Oregon
Title Guaranty & Abstract Company
GRANTS PASS, OREGON
ABSTRACTS OF TITLE
CERTIFICATES OF TITLE
XI t lex KxiiiiiIimmI, Iti-U'I, Ounranlci-d.
A. S. HAMMOND, Arroaxcv.
W. 15. HAMMOND, te sitaky.
Legislature W.ll Convene Decern
A special session of the Oregon
Lcglainre will convene in Salem at
10 Ylook A. M. Monday, December
21. TI10 session vas railed in a
piOcliimulion issued by Governor
Chamberlain Saturday u.orniug. The
purjHisi! of the sessiou Id to correct
tho defect in the tax law arising from
the amendments made by tit 0 jwssage
of tho Pheliw bill lust winter.- Tho
law as it stands now, does not author
ize a tar levy in January, and with
out a change in tho law the state,
mosl all of tho counties, and all the
cities and school districts, would be
without funds and would be paying
interest on warrants for several years
to come. The interest expenses" from
this cause would bo from 100,000 to
f 050,000. Tho rost of a special ses
sion if brief will uot bo more than
$20,000 and will probably bo much
Governor Chamberlain also ordered
a spool il election in tho Nineteenth
Senatorial District composed of Clat
sop county to fill the vacancy caused
by tho election of C. W. Fulton to
the United States Senate, and in tho
Ninth Senatorial District, composed
of (.'rook, Grant, Klamath aud Lake
counties, to fill tho vacancy caused by
the election of J. N. Williamson, to
Congress. ' The spoeinl elections will
he held on December lit.
NATION WAS THROWN OUT
White House Officials Ho.ve en
Carrie Nation was forcibly ejected
from the White Houso last Thursday,
after endeavoring to forco her way in
to the presence or the president.
When she entered Secretary Loch's
iiilico he explained that tho president
was busy. She sat dowu for a half
hour, giving n running comment to
tho oilier visitors who entered.
Finally she. walked into Loeb's ollleo
and said she demanded to sen the
president immediately. She wanted
to ask him why he brought a dive in
to Kansas when hu was on his west
ern tour, referring to his train.
Loeb after a vain attempt to pacifv
her called two ollicers who deliber
ately dragged the "smasher" out as
she resisted to her utmost. She
created a scene on the street a'ter
ward by praying for the elect ion of a
prohibition president who would rep
resent the K:oplo and not tho brewers.
She camo here from lialtimoro lust
night, whero her troupe is playing
"Ten Nights in a Barroom."
The "smasher" also accused Koose
velt of smoking a nasty cigarette on
the capitol steps at TojH'ka.
Carrio Nation was arrested for dis
orderly conduct, while selling souve
nirs in the senate gallery. She was
taken to the sixth precinct station in
the pal rol wagon.
The Beit Remedy lor Croup.
From the Atchison, Kan., Daily Globe
This is tho season when the woman
who knows the. best remedies for
croup is in demand in every neighbor
hood. One of the most terrible things
in the world is to ha awakened ill the
middle of (lie night bv a whoop from
one of the children. Tho croup remo-
lies are almost as sura to be lost, in
ta-e of croup, as a revolver is sure to
he lout in enso of burglars. There
nsed to be, an old fashioned remedy
for croup, known as hive syrup and
t'llu, but Nome modern mothers say
that t'liabinerlaiu's Cough remedy is
better ami diss not cost so much.
It never fails ami is pleasant aud safe
to take. For sale by'itll'druggist.
Hie larne stock to
The quality of the
The price asked for
tlicm, make the
the bis I'urniturc and
house I'urnishins store
the most attractive
department in the
house. North side.
GRANTS PASS, ORE.
Stops Englno on The Brink ol e.
George W. Brown of San Francisco
is the hero of tho greit storm. To
him 800 grateful people owe their
lives, and the railway company an
$SO,000 oil-burning locomotive, carry-
iug a passenger train valued at many
Friday morning at 8:2,") o'clock
train No. 31- frcni San Jose missed
crashing to destruction ou Harrison
street, near Twentieth. The train
had beou delayed on account of the
terriblo storm, floods aud washouts,
aud was flyuig at topmost speed down
tho grndo just below Twentieth street,
when suddenly tho figure of n man
standing betwoou tho tracks, franti
cally waving his bauds was seen. Ou
came tho iron monster carrying its
hundreds of human freight. Tho man
did not move until the engineer blew
the whistle and throw back tho le
veling throttle. Tho engine, camo to
a standstill within two feet of the
excavation. Two feet mora on the
spread rails aud tho huge engine
would have boeu hurled to destruction
in tho great stream of water that
flooded tracks and roadbed.
Ooorgo W. Brown, a longslinremiiu,
was tho man who risked his lifo to
save seven coaches full of passengers
from a terriblo death. He jumped to
the side just in timo to escape the
train ns it flew by under reversed
The engine stopped vithin two feet
of tho parting rails, in fact, tho ten
der extended two feet over tho great
DEER GATHERED GRAPES
The Band Ale &n Act e of Muscat
J. W. Bonar, who 1ms a grapo vine
yard ou Griltiu Creek on tho road
between Phoenix and Jacksonville,
and who makes regular tris to Ash
land to (IInikim) of his products, was
in this city Tuesday, and related
while hero the unusual way in which
he had lost his entire crop of muscat
grapes. The nuueats had been left
011 the vines to attain their greatest
lierfoctlon by thorough rljieiiing, and
Mr. Bonar, prevented by tho storms
of last week, had uot visited his vine
yard, which Is soma distauco from his
house, for- several days. Sunday he
went to inspect tho condition of his
choicest variety, but he was nearly
paralyzed with ustonlshuut to dis
cover that his entire crop ofjnuteats
had disappeared. Hardly a bunch re
mained 011 tho vines which covered
in aero of ground. Mr. Honar was
not long in solving the mystery, for
scattered all over tho vineyard in the
soft ground were innumerable prints
of tiny deer feet. The deer having
been driven from tho upper levuls of
the surrounding mountains by the
heavy fall of snow, hud come below
in their search for food, and Mr.
Bonar's Muscat grapes seemed to be
the very thing to tickle their palates,
and they made a good job of gather
ing tho crop, for nothing was left.
The loss to Mr. Bonar will bo keenly
VALUED AT FIFTY DOLLARS
Old Man Stood Ready to pe.y
I-awyers were not popular with
I'enlleld Flowers, the old hotel
proprietor, or as he tireferred to call
it "tavern keeper," at Delhi, up the
Slate, "l'eut" was once indicted for
selling liquor without a license, the
liquor being his own homo madii IcirJ
cider. The Judge had stayed at Mh
hole! 11 lid all the memlmrs of the b,ir
were "I'iiiIV" friends, so It was
generally understood that I ho old
tuveiii keeper was to plead guilty us
a matter ,f form and that tie- line
would be remitted.
"l'ent." received his instruction
from his two attorneys, and when the
timo came for him to plead, an
nounced : "I sold cider. "
"Then you plead guilty?" said the
"Guilty, nothing," replied the
prisoner. "Isold cider; elder that I
tnado myself from my own apples. "
Tho judge hastened 'on with the
ease to prevent the ('A man from
sailing Ins own chances.
"Well, Mr. Flowers," said he, "I
understand that, though you admit
the criino, you have since its com
mission, seen the error of your wsv
and am selling uo more cider. 80 in
"Who told you that?" Interrupted
"l'ent." "I sell rider sell it every
day, and guess I'll keep on."
"Fined $.7), " said tho judge, In de
spair. Then thu old man vlaurcd around
for his lawyers. "Hey Just as I
thought skip'd, both of them ! Now
what do you think of that?" turning
to the crowd in the courtroom ; "me
fined f.'A and they told um it was
all fixed up with the Judge!"
A mouth or o after a lawyer, who
had Unn the old man's attorney in
another suit, out his throat in an at
tack of melancholia. His estat snid
" l'ent " for fees, and obtain. si Judg
ment for LVl The old man. in suite
of tho protests of the court, dcjsxited
the 00 bo lore the Judgo and made
this announcement :
1 want to say right here that there's
alwaya V) for any lawyer in the
county that'll cut his throat" New
American Awakening to Value
of Good R-oeids.
Ttio awakening of America to the
value of good roads Is ono of the most
remarHable things of tho hist decade.
For perhaps twenty-live years the voice
of the prophet has boon hoard here and
there In the 1'nlted States, ns In Mussn
cuuactts and New Jersey and perhaps
elsewhere, but practically theso -were
tho voices uf lueti crying out in the
Foreign travel baa brought acqnnast.
ince with foreign good roads, and men
have come back determined to do their
utmost to transform the I'nlled States
from a land of highways so bad that
language falls to do justice to tho sub
ject Into highways so iittructlvo that
everywhere there is ease of transporta
tion und of. commuiileiillon and tlto
Joy of llvin ; In the country without
feeling absolutely cut olT from ucoess
to the city..
Nowhere Is this movement for good
ronds more remarkable, according to
tho Manufacturers' Itecoid, than In tho
south country. This begins In tbo re
gion south of the rotomnc with tho
projection and const mci ton of lntertir
bau trolley Hues. The trolley lines,
now nmouiitliiK to thousands of miles
In tho total, are followed by the deter
mination to make the roads suitable
for travel nt all seasons of the year. .
Nothing call be told old soldiers of
the nature of Virginia roads In winter.
They simply are more famous or Infa
mous, 11s the case may be, than other
roads because so much more of history
has been acted over them. Hut every
where throughout tho south, ns tho
Itoeord shows, there are a gouerni nwnk
enlng und a universal demnnd for In
tenirban railways and with that n like
demnnd for tho highways with tho
hard surface In other Words, for tho
good road that Is always ready for
business and Is Invaluable for every
country that builds It.
How to Keep a IHaliwajr In Uooil
lu a paper read recently before n
farmers' Institute Charles Williams of
Contieisvllle, Ind., gave tho following
Interesting isilnts 011 road repairing:
"Now, some points on how to keep
ronds In good condition and how to re
pair them. A road must bavo constant
attention If It Is to bo of tiny uso or
"Whenever a rut forms It should be
repaired at once. The road should lie
graded In the spring und graveled In
thu full. The road will then bo hard
and smooth and the gravel will bo
packed down, but not worn out, beforu
bad weather sets In. It depends oil
What shape the crow n of the road Is III
what the comlllloii of tho road will bo
for travel HumiKh the winter. If tho
crown Is In pi'"! shape It will shed the
water to the side lt In-1, nud If they
aro In good shape tho roud will remain
dry ami solid,
"Now, I will tell a few ways to spoil
a gooil roud:
"Tho surest way Is to use the road
gruder and pile all the mud, sod ami
Weeds from I lie 1 1 Id and ditches into
thu ( 'liter of the 1 1. This makes the
roud soft anil muddy, and It will be
luipoNNlble for tho next coat of gravel
to unite w Ith the old roadbed. The re
sult Is thu road will hu spongy. The
best plan Is to scrape It up Into piles
and haul It to some gully, of which nil
ruuds have a few, aud dump It there.
"Tim roud grader Is a g'd road
builder lu thu hands of n man that
knows how to iixi! It, but otherwise be
Will (hi a great deal of damage,
"Another way to spoil u road Is to
lunko the crown hu steep that all the
travel will taku the center. Thu result
Is (ho roud Is worn out In the center
and no use has been made of thu re
mainder of tin. road. Tho center Is cut
up by three gulleys, w lib ti hold water
and cause the mud to be soft and mud.
Uy when It would otherwise ho lu good
The I'rraltlcnt on tioot Ititndn.
Ill his iidlii'ss before the national
good roads convent Ion President l;oose
Telt made some gotsl points. Among
other things he said:
"It Is the habit of road building that
gives to a p"oph permanent greatness.
'Tho development of tho Iron road
has been nil that one could wish, but
It Is men- presumption to mushier g'ssl
railways as sub-dilutes fur gisxl high
way. "We want to s.-e cities built up, but
not at the expense of the country dls
"If the winter menus to the average
fsruier a long line of liquid moras.es
through whh h he must painfully fores
Ills team If bent on hu-lie-s and
through which he mnst wnde or swim
If bent on pleasure. If mi ordinary rain
Sturm means that the fanner's boy and
flrl can led use tlo-lr bicycles, you have
got to expei-t that I hone who live In
the rural districts will uot liud farm
"We should nil encourage, liny check
to the unhealthy flow from the cuuutry
to the city."
Doesn't fripect Old Age.
It's shameful when youth fails to
uliow projs r respect for old ago, but
just the contrary in thu earn, of Dr.
King's New l.ifu pills. Dyspsia,
Jaundice, fever, coiiHtistlioii allyih d
titliM (K-ifect pill. 2.,c at National
Drug store and Grunts !'as I'harni i-T-
Llue and Gold new dinner warn
beautiful gools at Thomas'.
FURNITURE CARPETS BUFFETS
CHILDREN'S CHAIRS FINE CHINA.
HAVILAND CHINA PICTURES
To go at Reduced Prices
SEE OUR BIG AD.
The next regular meeting of the
W. O. T. IT. will be held at tho home
of Mrs. Leo Calvert, Friday, Decem
ber 4, 1IHUI at 3:110 p. m.
From Out of the Long Ago.
On the blank leaf of an old English
Bible, which lias been transmitted
from siro to sou through many sue
ensssivu generations, and appears ns
the propurty of Hubert Bolton, B. D.,
and preacher of God s Word at
llrotighlon, near Kettering, North
niuptonshire, is inscribed thn follow
ing pledge: "From this dayo for
wardo to tho endo of my life I will
never pledge auy healtho uor drink
a whole carouse, in a glass cup, bowlo
or other drinking instrument, where
soever it be, from whomsoever It
come, except tho necessity doo require
it, not to my own most gracious
Kiuge, uor auy tho greatest monarch
or tyrant upon earth, uor my dearest
friend, nor all ;tho goudlo in tho
world, shall over cufoioe me. Not
angel from hiaveu (who I know will
not attempt it) shall persuade, uot
Satan, with all his ouldo subtleties,
nor all the isjwors of h"ll Itself, shall
hulray mo. By this vury slnnn (for
sinnn it Is, and not a Utile one) I doe
plainly find that I have more offended
anil dishonored my glorioia Uukor
aed most merciful Saviour, than by
all other sill no that I am subject mi
toe, and for this ury slnne, it is my
God lint li often been strange unto me,
mil for that cause and una other re
spect have I thus vowed, and I henrt-
lly beg in) Good Father in Heaven of
His gn at goodliest a id infinite
mere lu Jesus Christ to assist me in
the same, and bit so fuvoruahlu unto
nie for what is past. Amen. (Signed)
llrotighton, loth April, ln:i7.
Sparks From tho Wire
The husband an incurable cousninp
live, tho wife an habitual inebriate,
one child a paralytic, two others in
'he v ire of the police, and tt '.' wee k
old baby found lying in the street
with its drunken mother. This is the
biry of a family wrecked by liquor.
In a quarrel over a g.me of ctnls
in the rear room of a sahsiu at 201 1
t'lark street October ti Michael Cianba
'.'II.' Armour avenue, was shot
through the heart by an unidentified
Her nan l ssow and wife became
scparatcu beeau-o of his being a
drunkard. September 24 he followed
her into thu German Lutheran ch'nch
anil then shot her and himself.
Vhil ietoxleated Charles Thomas
committed a dastardly ussault mi the
little ilanghlor of William Williams
and narrowly escajs'il lynching.
While under the influence of liquor,
John M.iczuiski, 20 years old attempt
ed to kill his mother by shooting her
at their home, IX Sobleski street, ut ft
o'chs-k October 7.
In a drunken row, George McAn-
drow, bartender at- the Henry Martin
saloon ou Second street, shot and al
most Instantly killed Hoy Heard, a
young colored man.
fj. N. Bradley, a barber at lioso
ville, yesterday October 8, sought to
take his life by cutting his throat
with a raior. Bradley had been
Freeman Foruia eudeJ a spree at
Brasher Falls, near here, br hitehins
a halter alsjut his neck and banging
F IU. C. Z. U. Column
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GRANTS PASS - OREGON
THE YARDS AND LAWNS
Some Timely Suggestions f.,r Im
proving Your Property,
Now Is tho time to make plans for
neighborhood Improvement and to pro
ceed to carry them off, says the Chi
cago 1'ost. All rubbish that baa ac
cumulated In tho yards and vacant
lots should bo gathered in heaps. A
garbage innti will curt the stud oft for
a few cents or If It may bo burned the
boys will Hud fun In a bonfire.
l'ull up the weiil s and dead vines
nloug the tlower beds, borders and next
tho fences. Shrubbery that Is positive
ly f roxen should be dug out and burned.
I lend branches should always be burn
ed, as by so doing pests aro destroyed
and diseases killed.
Ituko off tho lawns and put the grass
In good shape. Meud up the fences
yourself-a mill In time saves Dins,
ltemeinber that a pot of paint will
work miracles. Taint comes ready for
uso In cans and costs but little. By
learning to uso tho brush yourself you
will set a good example to the neigh
bors and keep your own promises look
Spare the Treeat
I'rolectlon of highway tree la need
ed against the axes of anybody and
evorybody who at present seems able
to dispose of shade trees at bis own
sweet will because not actually within
tho fence lines of adjacent property,
aud sometimes against the property
owners themselves, who have an idea
that they own to the middle of the
road. Tie worst offenders, however,
because systematic and lawless In their
proceedings, are the telephone, steam
and trolley lines, says the New York
Times. These gentry should be brought
up with a round turn, and where they
destroy or mutilate public property
they should be forced to pay damage.
Women lleantlfjr av Tnwn.
Club women of Lincoln, III., bare a
department of town Improvement The
ludle who mnko up this section of the
club hnvo taken entire charge of the
railroad station park and have expend
ed $"n0 In grading and sodding snd
planting trees. They have also looked
after the school yards of the town, and
their outline of work for 1U03 Includes
the offering of a series of prices fur the
best kept school yards and an actlrt
cumpalgu In fuvor of clean streets.
Tho Southern l'aeltlo Commny will
sell tickets at one and one-third fare
fur the round trip between all points
on its Oregon Lines, account Thanks
giving Day. Tickets will bo sold ou
Novemls.r 2.'.tli aud 20th, and will be
limited for return to the S7th. All
who desire to take advantage of this
reduction can secure tickots from
uearest Southern I'aelflu agent on
W. K. COMAN,
Qeuernl Passenger Ageut
THE OLD RELIABLE
THERE IS NQ SUBSTITUTE