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ROGUE RIVER COURIER, GRANTS TASS, OREGON, DECEMBER 10, 1903.
ROGUE RIVER COURIER
- GRANTS PASS, OREGOX.
Published Every Thursday.
Subscription Rates t
One Year, In advance,
Three Months, -Hingis,
furnished on application at the office, or
Obituaries and resolutions of con
dolence will be charged for at Ac per line;
card of thanks 60c.
A. E. VOOR.HIES, FROPR. & Mnor
Entered at the pout office at Urants l's-a,
Oregon, as second-class mail matter.
RELICS OF EARLY DAYS
Exhumed From Indian
on Rojue River.
THURSDAY. Deo. 10, 1903.
Strikes are expensive to both sides.
The recent Chlcauo railway strike
cost the Company 2fl,000 in receipts
and the striker! lost tSO.f.OO in mages.
The expense to the general pohlic
lias not yet been figured a p.
A difference o( opinion regarding
wages between the members of the
Restjtnrant Keener Association of
San Francisco, and the waiter and
cooks, is respoiiHlble for a hungry
feeling that is prevalent with res
tanrant patrons. An oarly adjust
ment of wage is looked for.
"(Jut oot your booze or get your
time," is the way the railroad men
translate the new order which is re
ported to havo been Issued from the
ofllre of the president of the Northern
Pacific. No copy of the proclamation
has yot been received, but official
notice. 1 -expected shortly, January
1, l'JOl, Is the dato set for this new
condition to become general. Not
only is liquid refreshment of an in
toxicating natur3 barred from
Northern Paclflo employes during
working hours, but even the "social
glafl" when off duty l denied.
Hocretary of War Root makes his
annual report a follows: "On
December 1, 1IX)3, the Army of the
United States, according to the latent
reports which had been received
from the military departments, con
sisted of 3586 oilicers and 0(1,003 en
listed men, a total of (SO, 6811. In ad
dition there wore in the servlco 8598
men of the Hospital corps, excluded
by the act of March 1, 1887, from
classifleation as part of the enlisted
force of the Army. There were also
in the service 183 volunteer medical
officers, 100 ollllcers and 4M79 enlisted
men of the Philippine, scouts, and 2tt
officers and 40 eulistod men of the
Porto Hloo regiment."
FIFTY SHIVERING HOBOS
Edgar and Warren H albert, sons of
A. N. Hnlbert of Sams Valley, some
time ago located an old Indian grove
on the bank of Rogue river, near the
mouth of the valley and last week
they went on a tonr of investigation.
The sp t was soon found and they
went to work. At a depth of five
feet they came upon the bones of a
human skeltou more digging and
the shovel struck against a hard,
metallic substance. This proved to
bo an old D11UI1 oven, large and
heavy, covered with a heavy copper
lid. Removing the lid. the bove
came upon the earthly treasure! of a
Redskiu. who, years before had gone
to the happy hunting ground. There
was a display of bead that must have
made its former possessor the envy of
his tribe Twenty-four big. silvei
dollars each with a hole punched
through the center and all strung on
a buckskin thong, were discovered.
These were Mexican, Peruvian, and
Spanish coins, dating from 1820 to
1840. They were tarnished and dis
colored from their long years of
burial. There was a quantity of
Wampum or Indian shell money,
copptr omamouts of Indian make,
two pestles of stone, oiih with an or
namontal handle, a hirgo cleaver and
big disk, both rusty with nge. and
an iron hook or sinch, from a ic
saddle. A most groesome find was a
mat of auburn hair a Renin Inr-b
takon, perhaps, from the owner of the
Dutch oven and the pack saddle a
hardy pioneer who came west in the
early days and was never heard of
more tlio only clue to an unwritten
The spot where the grave wiih
located is within sight of the historic
Tahlo Hock and the scene of fierce
battle between tho rcdskirs and the
For hack accommodations from
Merlin to Oalico and other points.
call on J. R. MeCialliard. who will
meet trains No. 13 and 15 if notified
by wire or mall beforehand.
City Council Doing.
The City council met on Thursday
evening, December 3, at city hah,
with all present except Councilman
Binus, and transacted the following
In regard to (lie street in block !!3
railroad addition, C. V. Welters
proposition to exchange lands to make
the street 40 feet wide and to open
the alley through the block was ac
cepted. A street light as ordered placed at
the corner of Maine and Oak streets
and tho light ou O street between
Seventh and Eighth was ordered ro
move I to the comer of U and Seventh
The resignation of John IxcUisr.it,
as marshal, was tendered and accepted
aid J. ). Stevens was appointed and
confirmed as narshal to Till the
Thu following hills were allowed::
D. E. Dntsoir, copies of tai-
i ayers, $ 0 00
R. L. Coo A Co., wallpaper.. 10
Rehkopf & Kauch, I) lack nil it li-
iug 2!) 00
K. A. Kilgar, rnt of wagon.. 8 U
H. O. McCulloch, surveys 8I tm
Cramer ISros., sewer pipe, etc., fil 80
Or gon Mining Journal, printing 25 00
riuiiM't Telephone Co., tele
phone rent 1 .",0
The City surveyor was authorize d
to make, a survey -if Sixtli street to
establish location of monument on
L stn ct.
A deed to the Salvation Army for
lot 7, block 47 in the original Town-
site, was ordered made, pursuant to a
resolution of the Council passed in
Saloon bonds of C. E. Smith ap
An ordinance grunting franchise to
J. O. Ilonth for gas works whs
amended, read the third time and
The council held a special meeting
Friday evening to consider tho propo
sition of renting the hull over the
hoho room to the American Athletic
club, who had made application for
tho room. After some deliberation
It was decided to rent thu hall for
(2.00 per month. Tho hall be nsed
for a gymnasium. Councilman
Racher was appointed to have charge
of the matter.
Arrived In Town Tuesday
30 Leave on Same Train.
The annal southward migration of
the break beam tourist is now at it
height Tuesday there were about 80
in town, but they pulled out on the
night freight. This samo freight,
however brought in about 50 half
frozen mortals, who had come from
The liosoburg authorities lined
thorn up, marched them to tho depot,
and told them to pile on Iho out go
ing freight. This they aid anil rode
on tho outside to this place. They
wero soon thawed out and a good as
ever oxcept that they wero hungry.
The marshal refused to purchase pro
visions for them and they subsisted
on "hand outs." The majority of
them left on the night freight south.
These men are not all professionals
some are willing to work, but havo
been unable to find it.
Deo. 13, Saturday "The Little Out
cast" at opera house.
Doe. 15, Tuesday "Old Jed Prouty,"
Deo. lit, Saturday Delinquent tax sale
at Court house.
Deo. 21, Monday Special Session of
Dec. 21. Thursday Mask bull at
Deo. HI Thursday "The Head Wait-
Jan. 7 Thursday Meeting of His
trlct Boundary Hoard at Court
The Oregon members of tho House
of Representatives huve been given
thu following committee assignments
by Scakur Cannon :
Hermann Indian Affairs, Election
of President, Yicol'reMdciit and
Williamson Mine and Mining,
Representative. Hermann, on the
Indian committee, will be able to t!o
a great deal in Mmlf ol legislation
affecting Indian' schools and reserva
tion in Oregon. He says he is well
satistled with his assignment on tins
account. A Mr. Williamson lauded
on tho two V, junlttees which lie
ski d for, he expresses gratification
t his assignment.
"A Young Mivn's Difficulties"
A sermon on the above suhjt w ill
be delivered by Rev. V U. Council
at tho llotlmuv Presbyterian church
on Sabbath evening.
KxpcrioUi-e in all husuies is essen
tial. 1 havo 12 years experience in
fire underwriting 1 lme 13 picked
Coinpanioa s good us the liest ltusy
doing business at tint old stand on
Sixth street, south of the Western
Hotel, and know enough alsiut insur
ance to to cover the risk when writ
ten, guarding your interest as well
s the Couiiwuy's. Strict attention
to business. I also riu Life itml
J. K. PETERSON, Agent.
Watorruau'a Ideal Fountain Pens.
Christinas stock, just received at
Will Soon Be Here
While you aro making your Christmas selec
tions, romcmlicr that wo havo a great many lines
from which you can select a nico and appropriate
present. Ladies' Fancy Trimmed Dross Skirts in Silk
Ladies' Underskirts in Silk and Mercerized
Ladies' Hand Made Opera Shawls, largo
Bijuaro Shawls and Scarfs.
Ladies' Fir Trimmed Felt Slippers.
Ladies' Fur and Chiflbn lioas.
Ladies' and Gents' Umbrellas, 1'arasols, ami
Neckwear, Handkerchiefs, Mulllers, Fancy
An elegiintline of Hlack Dress Goods in the
latest Weaves Trimmings to match.
Yours for good goods at popular prices.
E. C. DIXON,
WOMAN'S CLUB NEWS.
A regular meeting of the Grunts
Pas Woman' Club was held in the
parlors of the Presbyterian church,
last Saturday afternoon. Much busi
ihsi of importance was considered by
The following bills were allowed,
and a motion made that an order be
drawn on the treasurer for the ret-pec
tive amount :
Literary dejiartment, expense of the
Howe lecture, $11.
Art department, (7.
Musical dejiartment. $10.
Needle work department, $10.
Mr Robt. Booth, $5 for tho prize
The mutter of Miss Klliel Palmer
giving a piuuo recital, under the
auspices of the club was considered
It was tho voice of the club that the
recital be given, and a committee of
arrangements was appointed by the
president. It was decided that all
receipts, above expenses, bo given
A proposition considered some
time ago was brought op fur finul
settlement, and it was agreed that
tho words "religion, jiolitics and
temperance" bo stricken from the
constitution, leaving the club free
to consider matter.
The Indie of the club will keep
"ojs-n house" to their husbands and
gentlemen friends on New Years' day
from 2 till 9 p. in. Tho arrange
ments for the reception wera letf
with a committee.
Vuncies in the two departments,
Homo and Household Economics,
and Physical Culture, for tne posi
tions of superintendent, were filled.
Mrs. 11 i hin t h was appointed o the
former, and Mrs. Ilcmcuway to the
Mrs. Robert Booth gave an interest
ing report of the work being done by
tho Philanthropic departments of
other state clubs, and desires that
the Grants Pass club tuko up similar
Mrs. D. II. Stovall, Reporter.
The mtiBic department of tho Wom
an's club will nieot at tho home of
Mrs. II. (1. Kinney, Friday, December
11, subject "Christmas Music. " All
members are requested to be present
promptly at 8:80 o'clock.
Thu literary department of the
Woman's club will hold its regular
monthly meeting at the home of Mrs.
W. M. Hair ou Friday, December 18,
1!M).'I at 3:45 p. m.
Tne following is the program to be
Roll Noted women writers.
Life mid character of Elizabeth
Barrett Browning Mrs. Y'oung.
Critical Study of Selected Sonnets
Talk Mrs. Browning' Influence
UKin Itnlian Literature Mrs. Dur
Conversation Literaturo as mi art
(a) I lie fundamental principles
Mrs. ('lark, (b) Yariety of concep
Harriet Silshy, Sec'y.
Sero'.'iif beautiful new arrivals
Monday was election day in Grants
Pass, but it would not have been evi
dent to an outsider that there was any
thing unusual hapiieniug. The day
passed quietly, but there was earnest
work iloue in bringing voters to the
poll. The principal intercut centering
in the election of mayor. There wen1
470 vot cast. Mr. Uilkev receiving
!!07, giving him s majority
The vote atnnds a follows:
Bur(la.rv Wednesday Night.
Some one with an uueoutrolable
desire for a g'ui, broke a pane of glass
in the front i f C. H. Parker' second
baud store on S.ith street, Wednesday
night and stolo big Colts revolver
that had been displayed in the win
dow. The tlass was broken with a
big oak stick which was
of 144. i sidewalk. No other articles were
missing and (hero is no clue to the
1 ! 2
W. H. Flanagan.
H. h. Oilkey
Col. W. Johnson
.1. L. Myers ....
J. P. Galeener. . .
T. W. Willaims
U V. Ross . .
James Trimble . .
K Stand Tables, 5 cents to $10 at
65 18 II1
21 i 7 2S!
Combined Knife ana Fork fur one
armed man al Paddock lllcjclcllen
Wall Paora, line ones, low at
i.ilurj Ikul art nrttty to W ., a, ,,'
m ImI at nl VW.wi'i.
Nlcklo plated copperware Dis
counted at Thomas'.
Feu cm rril a 7'uttmu Maehint ens' 7,Vr-
sr.a o iur rhoier at I'mljuck't.
Clo-carts at the discount sile
Four Jloti U'anti an Ingrrml Watrh ,.r
A lien lit J'atltloti'i l!i,l,le J)rn.
Pocket knives prices cut to pieces
Call at the National Drug Store for
bargains in IkkiUs ami holiday liov
elities. Medicine Cabinet Thomas'.
We Want Your Trade
And Our Prices arc Correct to (Jet it.
We have a large stock (absolutely new) of goods suitable for
Christmas Gifts for old or young.
Kenwmber, We ILn c Xo Old Stock
CARtt CROW-At the M. E. jvir
sonagn, Wednesday, Dervuiher V,
luo4, U. L. Carr and Miss Laura
('row, both of Josliliie count v,
Rev. J. W. MclXiugall onViatiny.
GII.MORE REXFORD At Murhpv,
Monday, Dooemher 7. Arthur
Giunora and Miss Herlba Rextord,
Rev. Mr. Badgur of Ashland otliciat-
We nte selling Christmas Goods at Portland uk
your catalogues and compare
e are selling lixpress Wagons, Wluel lt.itrows. Veloci
ldes mid Curtsat San 1-iancisco wholesale juices. Catalogues
on our counter to prove it.
We can candidly boast of the lll'ST YAI.I KS IN T11K
CITY for Hanks, Toys, Toilet Articles, Leather Goods, Station
Masonic Temple liKI.
Until you havo scon ours.
Now maoliinos $,1.50 to $55.
Uooonls '2'tC mill up. Soo
oiul luuiil niaoliitios at your
own prioo at the
Stuck on the range is doing well.
Our market is good for all kinds of
Cl ir.de Wright from Merlin made
our burg a call last week.
Mr. Philips of tho IIo.cl Lelaud is
making some improvements in cou
llectiou with his hotel.
Tho recent frosts have Injured the
blackberries, which wero in all
stages snmn in bloom, others green
and still others nearly ripe.
Our town keeps ou hand for its
customers, anything that is required,
We liavu a good blacksmith who I
always ready to servo his customers.
our people are moving at out sc
fast Unit it is useless to try to keep
track of them. Farmers aro taking
advantage of the dry weather In do
iug their farming.
I Ins vicinity has afforded two
butchers, who have done a good
business, using tho beef that has been
produced here. A person who has
anything to sell can lind ready mar
lUiKinoss is good hero. The stores
are doing a good business. Miss Pall
is called upon to help in the Yirtue
X Xlakiu store, when husiuo'S is rush
itig, and she is very ellicent and al
ways ready to wait on tho many cus
turners. Sho is a very affable and
obliging young lady.
At present tho nights are quite
rrosty, attliougii the day are nice
and warm, tropin aro plowing and
putting in their grain. The frosty
nights have a tendency to cut off the
water supply for the miners, although
some miners will havo plentv ol
water that comes from Crave crei k
i iintHT nuvers iroui Waslilngtiu arc
here lo iking over our timber. What
W" need most is desirable Inuuigra
tion to settle our country. A good
mull) desirable tracts of land are for
sile in this vicinity. Tier is also
lots of railroad laud that could lie
nude into good homes of as our
climate is second to none, and crops
of ad kinds cau be raised without ir
rigatlon, although with water, the
crops are larger. In regard to health
mis country cauiior tn eioolicd; no
fever or ague, no iiipmiuIios, us a
rule, hut little wind. Wo hare well
established schools. People who
contemplate moving to this location
will have the Ik netit v! good school.
The reads are in a bad condition on
account of so much heavy hauling to
the mini's. W ide Awake.
-Mayor-tlect II. C. uilkey is a
nitivo of Maine, but came to tie
Const in 1872, when a bid of 7 years.
For 22 years he lived in Western
Washington, at one time being a usi
detit of Heattls and later of.Montesa
uo, where ne had an interest in the
l ank of Mon lewi no and fi r six years
lie was casiner or Hint bank.
Nine years ago, Mr. tiilkey came
to Orego.i, locating in Medford and
engaging in the hardwnre business.
The last three years of hi residence
in Medtorn no tield the position of
Cashier in the Rank of Jacksou
coonty. Three years ago he came to
(iriuits Pan to luce pi a similar osi
tion in the First National Rank of
Mr. Uilkey is a republican and
while in Montesano, he served for
three terms on the city council and
at Medford served two terms us
mayor. Politics are not considered
in municipal elections in Urants
Puss, Mr. Oilkey being nominated
because of his business ability and
firm stand on the question of strict
ibsorranrtt of law bygill classes of
business snloouist as well as mer
Notico is hereby given that the
District lion Hilary Board of Josephine
County, Oregon, will meet in the
court house in tho afternoon on Janu
ary 7, 1U04 to net on a petition now
on file to chango the boundary Hues
ot school district No. 2H and No. 7,
so as to include tho following de
scribed territory in school district
No. 7, of Josephino County:
Commencing at tho point where the
center line of Sec. 11), Township !!('.
South, Rnnge fi West of Willnm.tie
Meridian, touches Rogue River
thence running south on said line to
the corner in the center of section
;ti I of same township and range.
thence east one milo to the center of
ec. 211, thence North on tho line in
the center of sections 21) and 20 to
Rogue River, thence westerly down
the bank of said river to tho place of
County Sup't and Sec'y of Hoard.
Done at Grants Pass, Oregon, Dec.
The Fair Store i, (counts of D. Fred
ei iek havo been placed in tho hands
of R. A. Williams for collection. All
IMTsnns owing him are requested to
c 1 11 and settle.
Order Calling Cards for Christmas
Gifts early from the Courier
Dry 1 6 inch Healer and Cook
Stove Wood or 4 foot wood, if
desired, can tie had
... ON SHORT NOTICE....
by leaving orders at the Sugar
Pine Store or the Demaree
Music House or by addressing
W. II. IIEATOX,
Grants Tass. Ote.
for sale cheap-
J( i( I acre fruit and nock ranch. If',' mile
" Irnin (irillitt Vii-f. Hi lenccil.
cleareit' lo in Orchard, fair lniillin.rs noii
fruit soil, plrnty of KHter and timber ntul
the l,el (julMiie .-tnck ranite in .loepliine
County. I'riee 7 on per a -re. part t n-li.
Aililre.- .Mri. A. 11. OievMiiore, Mcillortl,
FURNIIX'RK cleaned and repaired,
upholstering done, carpets t.ikeu
up, cleaned and relaid. Mattresses
renovated, household goods pucki d
for shipment. Apply to J. H.
Kh. rle Residence Sixth St.
left on the ; J
Last Call to
Books for Old nd Young.'Board Games
Toys. The Choicest Tictures, Leather
Goods.Toilet Cases, Fancy Box Tapers,
Biggest assortment of Dolls, Etc.
Remember, Our Prices are Right
On Saturday (while they last) wo well
give FREE with Holiday purchases
' amounting to $1 or more, a beautiful
After Dinner Cup and Saucer
This gift is worth 25c
CLEMENS Sells Drugs
Orange Front, Opp. Opera House.
...Make Your Selections...
Before tho rush sets in at Santa Claus Headquarters. Your Christmas purchasing
is easy ami simple this year. Wo are waiting to help you out with a splendid Hol
iday stock. We have
presents Our stock is
Christmas gifts. All are invited to come
the children to post their letter to Santa Claus
low priced presents, medium priced presents, and costlv
a fresh, new, novel, and well assorted lino of nlensimr
Don't nns the opportunity,, and brine
We wish to direct your attention to our magnificent display of imported Decorated
China. Tho best line we havo ever shown and three times as large. Visit Santa
Claus' headquarters something to suit all tastes and purses, at
SMITH'S NEW YORK RACKET STORE
I. O. O. F. Notice.
A special mel ting of Golden Rule
Lodge No. 7S I. o. IV K is her. by
i ailed on Tuesday, rWcnilwr l.'i at
, no p m , for the purpose of meeting
tlio Irrund Master. All meinoera aud
visiting brothers aro nuotcd to be
proiciit. A. II. Lewis, N. O.,
T. Y. lVan, See'v.
Rue Rig ditvouut sale at Thcuiaa'.
eeee I AQIES MISSES and
Coats, Capes and.
Our manager has turned the Price Cutting Fiend
loose in our Big Cloak Department. Hundreds
of people visited our Cloak Department during
the past week, and tne constant stream of good
sized packages leaving from the front and back
door would seem to indicate that many of them
found what they were looking for. Hundreds
of fine garments sold at prices that simply can
not be duplicated.
Now Is the Time to Get a Handsome Xmas Present Cheap
arc slum inn one of the Largest and most complete stock
in Southern Oregon and only
lricc, styles and material
white oti will j;et the lxV k
your tnoi ev-iiw-
t jut, es
il' ti's t .yon Suits at i nn
X .') Suits at 11 80
Hi im Suits at S.tKJ
12. ,rn I Suits at 10.00
15.00 Suits at 12.00
3ft 00 Suits ,t lit. 00
1.00 Suits at .so
1 fiO Suits at
2.00 Suits at
2 '"1 Suits at
!i.l Suits at
S M Suin at
I IX Suits at .'I 20
Men's 6.50 Overcoats at
Men's 8.50 Overcoats at
Men's 10.00 Ovtrcoats at
Men's 12.50 Overcoats at
Men's 15.00 Overcoats at
Boys' 1.50 Overcoats at
I'o.vs' 2.00 Overcoats at
Roys 2.50 Overcoats at
Roys' 3.00 Overcoats at
Boys' 3. 50 Overcoats at
Boys' 4.00 Overcoats at
Boys' 5.00 Overe ats at
f 5 20
Ijtdlc (.'kdO eiola at (I if)
Ijtlles 11. .Ml eonla at 5 V,
Iji.lt. s S..'s) cimta at r) kii
ladles HI (Hi conta at H im
ljidii'i l'i .V) nun al In hi
ljk.liea I .Von iini. at li
Ijt.ll. in .VI roata at 13 .' I
1 Aili. a .Hi ii ooata al II in
I-aul. a !.Vl rla at Jm l
Suits at Half Price
riiildreus t'OO coats 1.0
Childrvns 2. 50 coats 2.00
Childrens 3.00 coats 2.40
("liildrens 3.50 coats 2.80
Childnus 4.00 coats 120
Childrens 5.00 coats 4.00
Misses 6.50 coats 8.20
Misses 7. .50 coats 6.00
Misses 8.50 coats 6.80
Miss. i0.00coat 8.00
M isses i j. fio coats 10. 00