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GRANTS TASS, JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1903.
'gold in the columbiaIthousands seek homes
invltigatedlandfraudIthe GOOD ROAD PROBLEM
SALE OF STURGIS PLACER
New York Company Secures) Prop
rty Nea,r Jacksonville).
L. 6. HICGINS
Dreilgevct Mouth of River Save
And Located in tho State of
Oregon L&st Yee.r.
Extracts From Keport of Secre
Should Uncle Sam Assist In
Last Call to
Books for OM und Younp;, Board Games
Toys. The Choicest Tietures, Leather
Goods.Toilct Cases, Fancy Box Tapers,
Biggest assortment of Dolls, Etc. '
CLEMENS Sells Drus
Orange Front, Opp. Opera House.
Lownoy's Chocolates, by their lo'icious Quality, Perfect
Pority and Delightful Flavor, aeliievo the largest gales
of any Confectionery in the. world.
Tire Sold Only at
Horning & Depuy's
Box Candies from 25c to S6
We "Want Your Trade
And Our Prices arc Correct to (Jet it.
We have a large stock (absolutely uew) of goods suitable for
Christmas Gifts for old or young.
Remember, We Have No Old Stock
We are selling Christmas Goods at Portland prices bring in
your catalogues and compare
We are selling Express Wagons, Wheel Barrows. Veloci
pedes and Carts at San Etancisco wholesale prices. Catalogues
on our counter to prove it.
We can candidly boast of the BEST VALUES IN THE
CITY for Books, Toys, Toilet Articles, Leather Goods, Station
Masonic Temple BUlg.
Dry i6-inch Heater and Cook
Stove Wood or 4-foot wood, if
desired, can be had
....ON SHORT NOTICE....
by leaving orders at the Sugar
Pine Store or the Dcmaree
Music House or by addressing
V. II. HEATOX,
Grants Pass, Ore.
Christmas is here and people will buy pres
ents; its a habit they have. Vvhy not buy
something useful? We have them from a key
tine up it Paddock's.
The Victor Monarch Special
Prices are Right
24r 2: " 2
Also a hrgc line of
other paper bound books
at low prices.
Col. . Johnson,
near Sugar I'inc Factory.
Gold, Silver, Copper, Lead, 1 each.
Gold and Silver, $1.
Bought and Refill, d for Dental Trade.
Each and every assay done with the
idea that it may be cheeked.
JRED-K D. STRICKER, M. D.
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON.
Masonic Temple, Rooms 2 & 4
ATTOKN K Y-AT-LA W,
rVartirea in ail Htateand Federal Court
Olliee over First .National Bunk.
1HANT8 Pass, - - Oaeo in.
II. II. BARTON,
Full assortment of Watches, Clock', Sil
verware and Jewelry. A Good
Assortment of Itraceliln and
Clement' Drug Store.
SWEETLAND & CO.
FRESH and SALT
N. E. McGUEW,
TRUCK and DELIVERY
Furniture and Piano
GRANTS PASS. OREGON.
The papular barber shop
Get your tonsorial work done at
On Sixth Street Three chairs
Hath room in connection
A suro sign of approaching revolt
and serious trouble iu your system is
uervonsness, sleeplessness, or stomach
upsets. Electric Hitters will quickly
dismember tho troublesome causes.
It never fails to tone the stomach,
regulat) the Kidneys and IioweU,
sitmulato tho Liver, and clarify the
blood. Hun down systems bene lit
particularly and all the usual attend
ing aches vanish under its searching
and thorough effectiveness. Electric
Bitters is only .10c, and this is return
ed if it don't give erfcct satisfaction.
Uuarantoed by National Drug Store
and Grants Pass Pharmacy.
I The Rosebud Oakery
I CONFECTIONERY PARLORS
l MISS ETHEL JOHNSON, PROPR. 5
a lirown IJread and l!otou liaked Ileans
I every Saturday.
Ham and Kggs. Oysters in any style. $
3 x Delicious ColTee at all IIouiw fe
n Ice Cream every day; orders promptly de-
live red. v
1 IIotTomales. NcwCan iies Candy Hoxes.
I LUNCHKS SKUVIZI) AT ALL HOCKS S
P 6th St. next to Coc.
L. R WKUSTF.K, I'hksii,i:st.
The Southern Oregon
Title Guaranty & Abstract Company
GRANTS PASS, OREGON
ABSTRACTS OF TITLE
CERTIFICATES OF TITLE
'I'iiIcm i :xniiiiii-i, i - s-i-i --a - I. mi i-ii ii i - i.
A. tv II kli)NI, AiroKXKV.
Can you iniiiyirif anything that will lri ti
to your homo so niU' h pleasure, and en
joyment to your friends and every mem
ber of your family old and young ?
Records from R0 to $1.00
Supjdios for all kinds of Talking Machines
Gold sufficient to pay the cost of
opreations may l extracted from tho
sand which the dredger Chiuook re
moves from tho bottom of the
Colubniia river ut the bar, wlii.o
engaged iu deepening the channel,
says tho Telegram. The war depart
ment hts arranged for assasy to be
made, and the exact amount of gold
partd a to a ton of Baud will bo esti
mated. As soon as work begins bot
tles of sand w ill bo expressed daily to
government offices at Washington, D.
C. If returns warrant, efforte to save
the gold will be made.
According to Dr. August 0. Kinney,
of Astoria, who has had several as
says of Clatsop Beach sands made,
the Chinook can not only dredge the
bar, freo of cost to the United States
Government, but can also make a nice
little stake by separating the gold
from the sand as it is brought on
"The principal exponso iu gold
dredging is that of bringing sands tip
from the river bed, " Dr. Kinueyaald,
"and the cost of Hiving the gold is
very small thereafter. I look for big
results from tho analysis of these
LUNG TIMBER FOR EAST
Eighty - Four Foot Sticks for
Two of the longest slicks of timber
that have ever been brought Into
Pittsburg were tho objects of wonder
and a dmiration of (he pa'sershy at
Sixth and Liberty avenues. Each
timber was resting upon a truck and
is 84 feet long and two feet square
Each stick contains 4 0112 feet of lum
ber. The huge logs are of fir and
were brought from tho forests of
Oregon, near tho town of Gleudalo.
Each piece was brought 011 three
cars. Iho trees from which thev
were mado were DUO feet tall and be
tween 5 and tl feet in diameter. The
two pieces will bo placed in the new
First Presbyterian church oil Sixth
avoi ue. They will support the roof,
and when tho building is finished,
thev will be exposed to view. Pitts
burg (Pa. ) Times.
Coughing Spell Caused Death.
"Harry Duck well, aged 25 years,
choked to death early yesterday morn
ing at his home, in thu presence of
his wife and child, lie contracted a
slight cold a few days ago and paid
hut little attention to it. Yesterday
morning be was seined with a fit of
coughing which continued for some
time. His wife sent for a physician,
but before ho conld arrive, another
coughing spell came 011 and Duckwell
died from sulTocatiou. St. Louis
Globe-Democrat, Deo. 1. l'JOl."
Ballard's Horehound Syrup would
have saved him. 25c, 50c and il.00 ut
Skiver -Drug Co.
W. P.. HAMMOND, ff.i KitTAKV.
We copy the following from the
Portland Telegram :
"Yes, the results of the colonist
rates are satisfactory to tha South
ern Pacific Coiumnr." said an
official of that coriKiratiou this morn
ing. "We have placed over 6000
people iu tho state since February 15
or tins year as honicseeitcrs.
Tho low colouist rates which have
been made by the transcontinental
railroad Hues expire toduy, and no
more tickets will be sold in tho Past
at these figures. From September 13
to November 28, tho immigration
agents say that UIU homeseekers
iiave come to tho Stale of Oregon.
Of this number a largo perevntago
has permanently settled here. Dur
ing the existence of the sHcial tales
last spring, 31)1,2 homeseekers were
received here. Only a email number
of these located m tho stute, how
ever, as tho majority were simply
out to see tho advantages the country
could orTcp-aiid to take an Inventory
of the inducements to come West.
Thi figures herewith g ven do not in
clude uuuibers who havo located iu
the state, not taking advantauo of the
eolouists rates offered by tho trans
continental lines. Many it these
have escaped tho notice of the imml
gration agents and could not bo iu
eluded in estimates.
A totiU of .'mOO lmmiunints
brought to tho state during tho life
of tho stH-cial rates in l'.KW would Im
nearly correct," says a railroad Man
Tho States of Missouri. Ml nun
sota, Iowa and Illinois havo con
tributed tho majority of theso immi
grants, " continued tho official. "Mis.
souri leads tho others by a small
nuirgin. Illinois conies second. It is
said that the population of the
country jiortion of Illinois is slowly
decreasing. The birth rate combined
with now comers barely supply the
nunii'or which annually departs for
other homes From Minnesota wo
have a sturdy baud of Scandinavians
This class of people is very desirable.
They all have money ou account of
their thrifty habits and all nml.e ex.
eellent citizens and farmers. There
are hundreds of Scandinavians in the
new population or Oregon, and every
community seems to welcoir.o them
iu their midst.
From Iowa c 'lues another elms
of well-to-do farmers, mostly Ameri
cans, who aro trying to get away
from Jho severe winters in that p r
tiou of the country. "
"What is tho main attaction these
IK'oplo find In Oregon?" win asked
the ptilrond num.
"Tho climate of tho slate may he
put close alongside the natural rich
ness and pro luctiveness of tho soil.
There is thu combination which
generally makes a homeseeker a
citizen of Oregon. Hh comes to Ibis
state laden with tho Jokes of friends
concerning thu webs of I Is feet, the
umbrella condition of tho atmosi here
iu general, and expects to seu small
farms suirounded by water, Venetian
highways and boats for ull trans
lxirtatioti. When ho has been here a
short time, he become s aware of the
advantages accruing to the f.iniu r
who never has to worry about n
drought, whether his well will be
dry or not, whether ho will liavu a
crop or not and tho hundred and one
other things which make thu Kast
ern tamer's life a burden to bear.
"Hefoie they leave they all agree
that Oregon in tho best plaeo they
have visited and generally promise to
make arrangements to come out In n. "
MILLIONS FOR NEW RAILS
Ilarrlmnn Will Purchase a. II nr.
Urrd Thousand Tone
V.. If. I ho rim.iii has arrange 1 to
KJKTd next year tJ.HOO.IXK) for steel
rails for his two principal Wen'ir i
rouds. Ou recommendations submit
ted to him by President II. O. Hurt.
of the Villon I'acillo, and Oeneral
Manager Julius Kriillx" linilt, of the
Southern I'acillc, he has ordered for
delivery in l'.KIl, W) and Wl-txmiid steel
riy U to the extent of 10O,(K) toils.
J A contract to that effect lias Is-en
closed w ith the United Htates Steel
l'orifiratlon, the price per ton being
fii. About two-thirds of the rail
w ill he used on thu lines of the South
ern i'acillc in this state, Oregon and
Nearly all of the IIKI -smud Heel
rails for the line over the Slmita and
Siskiyou Mountains between Kill
ding, and Albany, havo been received
Models of every variety of iiulls
aud, vegetables grown In I lie stale
will bn shown In Maryland's diwplay
ill the I'a lace of Horticulture at the
World's Fair. The models are now
ts ing painted and tinted by Miss
iilancliK Morgan, an artist residing
iu Washington. rMie applies the color
so cleverly that even an expert l.ns f -tates
to pns lalm the (inn artifiei i or
the other natural.
Undigested food aud gs In I he
xtiimai h, located Ju,t below tl.e
heart, presses against it and causes
heart inlpitatiou. When your heart
troubles you in that way take llerbiue
for a few days. You w ill soon ho all
right. W cents at Slor.-r Drug Co.
You am rtnt a 7'iMis Marlwu arui lice-
I'tiss-don t throw your inone
away but buy sorurl blng useful al
I'adiiiMke Uujelr lrn.
"The decrease in the number of tres
pass cases reported last year aud iu
the amount involved therein, as
compared with the previous year, is
accounted for by tho fact that duriug
the last year the time of tho special
agents has been taken up to a much
greater extent than heretofore iu In-
vesrigating alleged fraudulent ou'ries
It seems to bo truo also that fewer de
predations aro committed, timber LjW
being secured from lands entered un
der tho timlier and stone or oilier acts
aud by purchase from lauds within
"An average of 68 special agents of
tho Oeuerul Laud Office wero em
ployed during tho year iiThlvestTgat
lng alleged fraudulent land entries
and otherw ise in protecting the pub
lio lauds from timber trespass or il
legal appropriation. Entries to the
uumber of 70:11, iu which fraud was
charged, wero referred to these special
agents for investigation; 1257 were
held for cancellation or euseiided on
special agents' reports, aud In 414
cases, hearings wero ordered ; U.'ii en
tries were canceled ; C.i'.:t were ex
amined and found free from fraud,
leaving J S, a 4 1 cases pending July 1,
"During the past year Micro have
been Indicted und arretted iu the
state of Oregon, charged w ith forgery
and conspiracy tl defraud tin. govern-
incut, a United States Commissioner
aud three others, the first being a
woman. Tho United Stales Com
mission! r has been removed f:om her
office, and all are awaiting trial by
"Itisalhged that several hundred
entries and .final proof.! wero made
before this Commissioner under the
act of March 11, 1 1 i3 (3'J Slat. L ,
7110), all of which have lieen or are
being examined by officers of this de
partment. TRAIN MAKES NEW RECORD
From New York to 1'ortlo.nd In
Olllhty Five Hour.
With a clear track aud the right of
way across tho continent, a special
train sent cut by 1'rcsiilfnt Harri
man'a personal orders raced from New
York to Portland iu a little more
than K.i hours to bring Robert L,
(lerry and Dr. Unbelt 0. .Tallica to Hie
bedside of Peter Oerry, who is
seriously ill ut St. Vincent's Hospital
in Port Ian I. The Sieclal left New
York Wednesday night and arrived In
Portland at 7 :!K) Sunday morning,
making a re.-ord run from the Atlantic
to this point of the Paclllo Coast.
Nupartlcular effort was made to
break thu record for transc.inl iueiilal
races, as the condition of Mr. (jerry
did not warrant such speed, hut thu
time made Is much lower than any
thing ever inadu to Port land from
New York before. The brother of the
siik man and his family physician
thought his condition critical when
they left New York, and by Mr. liar-
riiuan's order steel and su-aiii were
pitied against time iu a long and
swift race. Tim great raiload mag
nate, after ordering out a special for
thu brother aud physician, had
another held in readiness lo make a
second nice from ocean to ocean with
tho mo, her, father and sl-ters of Mr.
Tho sH.clal that brought thu
brother and family physician ran
under no ordeis save these to make
the best time possible without reach
ing a s oil of unwairautahle (Linger.
It took precedence over all regular
pasnciigcrs and fast mails, and the
tracks from New Yolk to Portland
were kept char for the racing train.
SAW MILL AND RAILROAD
Mill May Ue Loir ted at or Near
D. I.. Averv, .1. liuineiier, M. II.
Abbey, and I), llolton, of Vancouver,
who have In en proving up on timber
claims near Grants Pass may loc itu a
sawmill. Should their proof bo ac
cepted by tlin government, tdey eon
template building a sawmill either
tl drains Pass or some place between
there and Twin Cabins, a (xiiut ou
ICviiiis creek, which not only inter
s -cts their claims, but tups a large
timber l It in Josephine county.
Ibii sawmill will most likely 1 e
er -cteil either at Grants Pass or on a
rhie situ further up tho si renin mar
Hyhcu'a Springs. In either cumi a
private railroad will be built fiom
Twin Cabins to Gi inU Pass for the
pin it..i' of lranirt og lumber and
-uwlog,i, thus giving ample r.n ilitics
for the shit nient of lumber over the
Southern I'acillc lailw.iy to various
iorls aud tho eastern tLarkets.
Siskiyou". lOt-Ycar-Old Man.
Prolably the oldest man in the
eonntry lod.iy Is the Mexican living
on the lowi r end of Cherry creek, ut
the mouth of IV-idwood. lie is sain
tojoive How atrulnod the patrian hlal
jge of 11. and Is commonly known
as Old Gabriel, although be claims no
relationship with the gentleman with
thulium. He Is still bale and In arty
ml to all uj.h trances good for
another hundred year,. Tho car -s
aud follies of i iviliutiou aJoli't seem
todistnib the p -aci ful t . nor of his
way, for he has not visited the county
seat for well nih "M) years. Ho !,
never seen a tailnstd nor a ls oniu.
live. YrcLa Jouruul.
in mcw or ine largo proportions la
tently assumed by the movement for
federal iiid III road building a number
af prominent men Iu different sections
have been asked to briefly state their
views on the nuestlou. From these
statements It will be seen that It Is de
cided by the prevailing opinion It Is
time for Pncle Sam to take a hand lo
tne warfare ngulnst mud.
President William II. Mooro of the
rational Good Hoads association,
speaking from the standpoint of a mod
crate advocate of national aid, says:
Unless the people In th different atatoi
laioi uoiii or mo road Improvement uura
llen vlKuruualy and ralso local fumla with
which to start tho work they cannot ex
peel tho federal Kvernmrnt to coma sn.l
ileum a let uf monev Into their pnffWa
Hut If tho people show a disposition to
hul themselves und to saciira proper
uuo leKisinuon i Leiiava the fedural sov
inminl will coma to their aid.
Senator Latimer of South Carolina,
who Is a good deal of an enthusiast on
this question, says:
I will tell you why wa have not had
any government aid In bulhlln roada
during- tho Inst seventy-live years. It la
because we hsve Bent to consresa men
who live In cltlea. They ret bills paaaed
In tho Interest of cltlea. They have the
lis r I, era and rlvera Improved. What we
want now la to have the principle of na
tional aid rueoKlilaed. Wa wsnt the fov.
eminent to appropriata a flaed port of
the money neeesaary to Impmvs the roada
In rural districts. Wa have a aurplus In
the United Hlalea treasury, and yet the
fnrmera In the rural dlatrlota cannot sat
good roada. Tha men who have money
Iu tho eltlea do not olijoct to being taxed
for rood Improvement. It la tha hide
bound farmer living- out In the country
that hna been proteatlng. It tha farmers
of tho country will organise and elect to
congress men plcditud to carry out their
wishes they will get a national appropria
tion to help them Improve their roada.
Governor Cummins of "Iowa idea"
fame also hns some Ideas on the rond
question. Ho Is very much In fuvor of
better romls, but Is rather inclined to
"light shy" of the national aid proposi
tion, ns will bo Been In the following
I believe that good roads are necessary
and that they ura necessary now, and I
hall La very sorry to see thla great
movement and all the apoattea and work
i a In thla cause halt while we ask aid of
the national government. The outcome
of tho proposition la proulematk-nl and
Its propriety doubtful. Whatever national
ul.l may coma In the future and It may
coins, and I do not oppose proper and
reaaonalilo aid I, for una, believe that
such atatu ought to take tip and carry
forward thla question for Itself without
regurd to nntlounl aid.
Judge J. It, Klllchrcw of Tennessee la
iitmngly In favor of having Uncle Ham
help the people to build rouds In the
country districts, lie auya:
Ashln from the warrant which tha con
atltuilon glvea for the construction of
roada In Ilia claues fur tha eetahllahment
of peat onieea and poet roada the "gen
eral welfare'' clauaa ought to be aulttclent
ir there were no oilier couatllutlonnl pro
vision. There la no other one thing ihst
enn be done by the government thut will
add more to the goiiertil welfaro of the
people of thla country thmi to aaalst In
the building of roads. It la one thing
thut everybody wants. I shall never be
able to understand why the congress of
tho United Btutca ahould appropriate a
million dollars for the oonati-uotlon and
Improvement of the lilghwnya of Porto
Itlco und devote a large aum to the same
purpoau In the l'htlliilnea and yet hest
tnlu to make liberal appropriations to aid
In the laillilltig and Improvement of pohllc
roads for Ilia eonvoynnce of the mails.
The Unllisl Htates la roimrdod by tho p o-
pie of other nntlnna aa the moat powerml
ngont In umellorntlng the condition of Hi
people of Ilia world. In all that la pro
grnealva except good roada it atanda drat.
I Uo not wish the government to build
roada throughout the United Htntca, but
to assist the locnl governmente In thai
work. I alioold like to see the entire rev
rnue las on tobacco devotud to aid In
thu bull-lleg uf good lilghwnya In th'a
country. Thia tax now ainounta to over
Hon. William J. Ilryan has been
studying tlei Mad itlcatlon, and, while
be Is soiuewhnt emulous about commit
ting himself, his expressions Indicate
that he Is Inclined to favor (he move
ment for federal aid. He says:
Tha espendllurs of money for the tier
maneut Improvement of tha common
roada can bo defended (I) aa a matter of
Juatlca to the people who live In the
country, (2) na a matter of advantage to
the people who do not live In tha c. entry
and (31 on the ground that the welr.iro of
the nation duinanda that tha oomforla of
country lire alinll, aa fur aa possible, keep
pact, with the coioforta of clly life.
It la a fuet easily ascertained that Hie
people In the country, while paying their
full allure of county, state and federal
tan s, reei lve, na a rule, only the general
la-nerlta of government, while the people
In lin titles have. Ill addition to the pro
teeli .n iifruril.-l by tho government, the
ailvunl.iue arising from Iho expenditure
of public fii"io e in Heir ml, 1st. Tha
farmer net only ui)a Ills ahum of tha
taxes, but more than bla aharo, yet very
llltl,, of what he paya geta bie-k to the
fanner, people In tho city pay not only
I, ss than their aharo, aa a role, but get
baek praelleally all of the beoetlts that
come from Hie expenditure of the pe.iple a
Just to what extent lietl'.ll steal), I he
taken by the f. dei.il government, the
atsta government, the county and the
precinct or iu what proportion the t.urtbn
should be homo Is n uuesll.n for dlsr us
aloti, but that country roada should bw
couslrueted w ith e vb w to pornianuot
and ciinlhiiiiHi-i iis-i Is Seareely open to
debute. The p. .-cla liny be dep- iub d up
on to find not only a remedy, but lh
rlsht reined. Tlo people now reallie
that bad roada aro lli.lefeiisible and are
prepared to i-iiisl.br the remedy.
I'a of Oil on Itoada.
Professor 1 almond O'Ncll of the Slate
University of rallforula Is of the oplu
Ion that, ns coinpared wltn the silvan
tiigeg wbleli gre obtnlned from sprlu
kllng roailhcds with oil, the objection
lo the use of oil In destrojlng the rub
ber tlri-s of bicycles an. I carriages Is
loiupiiriitlvely slight. The nil acts us
a solvent on the ruhlsT, ami, while the
liieouvenl, in e Is great, when the great
saving In cost over sprliikllug with wa
ter Is considered this phase becomes
How to Prevent Croup,
It Will tie'good news lo the mothers
of small children to learn that croup
can be prevented. The first sign
croup is hi.arM'iicss. A day or two U.
fori the i,l lack thu child becomes
bi aise Give CIiiiuiIh rl tin's Cough
It 'un ity fru ly as seonas the child lie
conn s borM', or t ven after the rough
cough uppers, and it will dietwll
all symptoms of croup. It Is In fart,
the only remedy that can always be
depend, d Usui and that is pleasant
and safn take. Pur sale by all
)'"sr .-y HVjiif aa Intprmil Mofrs or
Aiaite.il i'aiiox-C lnfytli J)rnt
... , . ..
Oue of the larseat minlnn ! ....
made in Jackson rnnsie .i.
at Jacksonville when A. W. Sturgls
sold his placer claims to a New York
company, gays the Evening Telegram,
Mr. Stnrgls has been mining on this
ground for the past 23 yean con
tinuously, and boa n,.. ... ski nnA
- viv. eni,wAf
oat ot them and gets the snog sum of
.,o,wu iu casn irom the purchasers.
The claims are situated about seven
miles southwest of this nit n v.
Crook aud comprises about 1000 acres
o giouuu, a great part of which
Ilea away above the present workings,
lie h is a geueial merchandise store on
the grounds, which the new company
will also purchase, and will take fall
possession aa soon aa tha sonde am in
Mr. Sturgis had lust ffnt ne . Int r,f
new hydraulic pipe, new giants, etc,
aud was Drenarino- to work th. t.in.
on a big scale this coming season, bo
win turn tne claim and pipe over to
the linur nwnne. I. 1 n . . .
-- . ..... r, ,,w iua.ua so pus
everything in first-class sham in nil,
a lot of ground this year. Mr. Stnrgis
ia one of the ploueers of this section,
aud In closing ont will tut miaaaH v..
the miners liere, bnt we are In hopes
me new proprietors will go ahead and
Is) as successful as the former owner
has been. Several new men are com
ing into this part of the state. Innklms
at mining properties, and things be
gin to look very favorable for some
good claims to soon be placed on
VALUABLE PAINTING LOST
Exhibit Worth $200,000. Bound
for Si. Louis. Probably Stolen.
Paiutlugs valued at tmouu.
aovcrnl of which were to h ara tMun
exhibited at the St. Louis exposition,
nave been lost. They were painted
by Charles 11. Hall and his brother.
both of Omaha. Mr. Hall left th.
painting, 800 In number, in bit
studio in Seattle. He ordered them
shipped to Omaha, and received what
purported to be a bill of lading.
iwomontln have elapsed aince their
alleged shipment, aud no trace can be
round or the art treasures. Mr. Hall
believes they have been stolon.
The regular meeting of tha W C T
U, will be held at tha home of Mrs.
Loo Calvert Krlday, Docerabor 18. at
:U0 p. in.
Let no one lmaglue that the Booth
American republics are wholly dead
to the supreme moral iasues of our
time. Porn is Just now experiencing a
notable moral awakening. It la a
national rovo'.t against drunkenness,
Iiitoiupurance on the part of high
and low, rich aud poor, was seen to
I u (, n LwtM, .1.. B..I....J . ,
.....v tn,i.,iu tun juiliaiiuu Ol alio
isioplo, Peru, it was found, was con
suming more alcohol per capita than
any other uatlon in the world. Presi
dent Koniana, surveying the oondi
tiou oflis people, took the alarm,
llo auw that somuthlug must be done;
something radical aud effective. Nor
did ho shrink from becoming a leader
iu a uational reform movement Fol
lowing his lead the people in posi
tions of authority began to take the
pledge The movement spread until
the reform became national. The
Isuiollclal effects of the now sobriety
presently became so marked that uo
body could help observing it But
more than this: President Komaua
was not slow to sue that for the multi.
tudns, moral Influence must have the
reinforcement of the oivlo protection.
It would be, so he reasoned, a crime
ou tho part of the government to
leave the people at such time as
this, all exposed to the ruthless and
organized foroea of temptation on the
isirt of numberless distilleries and
liquor shops. Accordingly, the dis
tll'erles were aeixed and all saloons
Naturally the enforcement of the
new regime occasioned loon rioting,
but the president appears to nave
proven himself equal to the emergen,
cy. If the government had a right to
uinkn this uew law for the common
welfare of tho republic, it had a
right, and it was lta logical and clear
duty, to enforce it, aud this, if need
1st, by calling into requisition the en
tire military force. The law went
into e fleet last April. For the present
at any rale, tho temperance movement
is general, and the sweeping prohibi
tum movement altogether radical and
THERE IS KQSUZSTTTVTZ