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GRANTS PASS. JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 1904.
RAILWAY NEWS NOTES
IS VERY SCARCE
ARE LOOKING FOR KARL
he o8 bud la
MISS ETHEL JOHNSON. PROPR.
1 30 tic Bread Tickets
j JUuiCJIliS SERVES) AT ALL
TlPS lTO BE ABOLISHED
NErq,Porteri to Bo Replaced by
.'T't Salaried Men.
6th St. next to Coc.
AK E NOT
Skillful Tailors are not all conscientious. Conscien
tious Tailois are not til! OolkI Tailors. Durable clothes
don't always pos-cs tlie riht kind of style. Stylish clothes
non t always jio.sm.-ss (iuiauiir.y. ji taxes a great combina
tion of things to j-iMi'uce the kind of clothes you should
wear. Our reputation is your warranty for expecting all
these good qualities in the clothes we make. Our new Fall
nud Winter Woolens aie all in, an.l just now is a splendid
time to make selections Come and see the new styles. If
we make your cl-rthes, you'll he dressed as well as the next
man, regardless of who he may be.
l;rout Street, Grants Pass, Oregon.
V U WKhVIT.P, VuuMiiKvr.
Title Guaranty & Abstract Company
W. It. HAMMOND, tiKCKKTARY.
GRANTS PASS, OREGON
ABSTRACTS OF TITLE
CERTIFICATES OF TITLE
Titles 10xiiiiiIiu'1, lorlVft"l, CiuuriiiitecMl.
A. P. HAMMOND, Attohnky.
of the ncrgo porter, tho
Vm'tenfcn who brushes your coat and
I" hok a soft hope in your left ear
Ua fhl tip will be .large, lms nearly
pa3'J Lnn transcontinental lilies in
tiitjkipipion of many local railroad
rocu. Recently it was semi-oflicially
oaooneed that the Union Paeilic'
would soon dispenso with its negro
porters aud employ iu their places
white nu'u at au average increase of
$12.50 a mouth iu salary, tips to be
rigorously frowued on.
Ju the east the amioyiug train huck
ster of popcorn and yellow cased liter
ature has be' u relegated by the Bur
lintgon to his projwr place, the de
pot platform, and his absence iu the
crowded trains has brought many
blowings on tho heads of the head
officials from the traveling public
The complaint of the general public
against the service afToided them by
poro-ra aud waiters on through trains
h 13 been steadily increasing but when
the railroad men themselves began to
muko complaint and commercial aud
professional travelers lodged long aud
detailed kicks with oprcating anil car
service officials, then tho trouble for
the negro servants began to brow.
Men connected with car service, es
pecially with dining cur equipment,
say that the wail about poor service
aud independent help has increased
immensely since the teiiH of thousands
of tourists nud settlers began to make
tho overland trip, and many of the
traveling passenger agents who are
constantly ou the road have added
their complaint to the geueral cry.
One sufferer writes tlio cur superin
Alter a four days journey over
your line aim ufter constant annoy
iincefl, 1 write you. iiavo yoa 110
civil waiters? Do you pay ihein any
tnlng, or uo your patrons pay your
waged besides their fare?
Can a man get a decent meal on your
diners if ho pays double price if he
don't tip tho waiter 40 cents on the
dollar? I am ignorant, pleaso 1
lighten mo. "
Another bounces into tho oflico
and relates tliat after expending $3.50
on his dinner orders he got let-8 and
received much scantier attention
than hiB neighbor who started in by
giving the waiter half a dollar and
only ordering 75 cents' worth of
edibles. Then a claim agent arrives
aud tells how he saw u hungry crowd
neglected for half an hour whilo one
man lingered over his dessert because
the waiter was tipped not to let tne
crowd in to aunoy the little num.
iGrants Pass Banking & Trust Co.
fAIO IP RIMTAIi STOCK
Transacts a liencrol llsi.Iung liii'.ines;).
Keceives deposits subject to check or on deiimnd certilieates.
r Our ciistomeis are scared of courteous treatment and every consideration con
wtent Willi sumnl hunkm- principles.
f tafety deposit boies fur rent. J. KKASK WATSON, Pres.
i 1!. A. PrOOTH, Vice -Pres.
E J !.. L, JEWKM., Cashier.
Tablet and box paper at cost at the
Courier oflice to closo out. Wo have
Rallro&d Boys Must
Out th Booce".
But? Still California. "Boot the
JRED'K D. STRICKER, M. D.
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON.
Masonic Temple,, Rooms a & 4
Phone 633 ,
The First National Bank
OF SOUTHERN OREGON.
itee.ive deposits subject to ( heck or on certificate
livable on deninnd.
tells sijilil ilraus on New York f-an Kralu i-.eo.nnil I'ortiauil.
TeleirrHpliic trimeters Mil, I on all points in the I'niteil .States.
Special Attention tin n to Cnllei turns ami p nenil business of oar customers.
f'olleclions niuilu throughout .southern Oregon, and on all accessible puints.
It. A. P.O0T1I. Pres.
J. C. t'A.M PHKI.I.. Vice Pres.
11. 1.. (ili.KKV, t'ahirr
I'ractireB in all State and Federal Courts
Ullice over First National Bank.
Grants Pahs, Okkoon.
MARHLE AM) GRANITE WORKS
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(rni preiiare3"-lrii0ib vrythifijlu line of Cemetery work in any kind
lAJtBtE or flUADlTi. -j, .t"
Nearly thirtv sears ai eawertertfe iirffie Marble business warrants my saying
A I can fill your orders in tne very best nianr.er.
Canfurnish work in Scotch, Swede or American Granite or any kind of
mat S t n 1 niwiri:
vVQnt Hirer'. Next to (Jrerne. Gni.tinp.
'ass Real Esiaie
Nowhere in Oregon can an investment be made with
greater safety than in Grants Pass real estate. Within the
past year the towti has iuereasei one-third in population. All
real estate values have increased, vet prices are still so low
, f ' '
' ; that those investing now are sure to realize handsome profits,
j The climate here is ideal. 1 The mines are increasing in
j value and mining experts predict- this is to be one of the great-
est mining distrio.s in the worl 1.
For further infonnation call upon or address
JOSEPH MOSS, Ce'Real. Estate Agent,
who has the large-t list of prop . rty w ith the best prices and
Property fp d on the
Office on "E"' street,
inv.villiiiont j)la!i ifd.-sircd.
vv.-t of Sixth street
J3.00Razorfor75cen!$I DRY WOOD
We l!..t Md
h. ten w ant
IHTBODUCC OIID LARGE t
Ilrv 16 inch Heater and Cook
Stove Wood or 4-foot wocd, if
desired, can be had
tz ....ON SHORT NOTICE.
A Krnu'tie tlor-t:de t'out e
K Mrtin. site 'x.'i. lor ivado.i.iiiai
AVpt tor Catalogue 1'. t . ' I
C'liitN. Mever Vi' ,
O'aririe Mail Order It I ' '
i Xl tlrant Are. au vtsih:, j4
by leaving orders at the Sngar
Pine Store or the Demaree
Music House or by addressing
W. II. HEATOX,
Grants Pass, Ore.
II. II. BARTON,
Full assortment of Watches, Clocks, Sil
verware nnd Jewelry. A (iood
Assortment of Bracelets and
Clemens' Orug Store.
The Southern Pacific, earned during
September $8,218,028, au increase of
$311,013; net warnings were $2,923,507,
a decreaso of $121, B29. For October
the Southern Paciflo earned $8,913,845,
increase $iiM,(W4; net earnings for
month, $3,410,019. increase $437,300.
As an indication of the- heavy
freight business now being doue by
the Southern Paciflo in Southern
Oregon, the Btarting of empty cars
for Oregon from Dunsmnir during the
Inst few days can be cited. On Mon
day 90 cars were started northward
from that point, 45 of which were
stock cars, and on the following day
80 cars followed iu the same direc
The Southern Paciflo engineering
department reports tho completion of
151 miles of new road on the various
1 ines of the system during the past
year. This Includes the reconstruc
tion of the Central Paciflo iu
Nevada, witli extensions and branches
built in other divisions of the system.
The Ogden-Luoiu cut-off on the
Union Paciflo is s matter of thirty-
It is reported that tho transconti
nental lines and Western railroads
will advance freight rates more than
10 per cent, and the date set for the
new tariff schedules to go into effect
iB Jan. 18. The advance will affect
almost every commodity shipped from
the East to the Coast. The new rate
covers carload lots: in most instances,
and mixed shipments cannot be made
even at tho advanced rate. The raise
ou plate glass and bnilding material
is particularly hoavy. The advance
on foods may canse the price of living
to go a few steps forward.
The second section of Wednesday's
northbound overlaud was delayed
several hours by au accidont at
Murysville, Cul. After the first sec
tion had pulled out the second section
backed iu upon a ilding to connect
the Foxy Grandpa Company's car.
After coupling onto the car the train
started to get Jr-k onto the main
track, when the smoker jumped the
track and turned completely over ou
it side. The train stopped with a
sudden jerk and there was at once
panio among the passengers. The
smoker was filled with men and they
were thrown together iu a writhing
mass against the side ot the oar.
Beyond a severe shaking-up, none ot
the passengers were injured.
The Southern Paciflo Railroad man
agement is drawing the linos tighter
and tighter on tho employes in
the matter of drinking intoxicating
liquors. Ou December 24 Superin
teudent L. R. Fields issued a bulletin
warning all employes that tne safety
of the people and the welfare of the
oompany's business demanded that
the rnles in this respect be more
strictly enforced, and that any em
ploye found drinking while on duty
or while going to his duty would be
"This H going to got a lot ot the
boys," said a Southern Pacitto brake
man last evening. "There are a
large number of them who are taking
a bull-headed view of the rase, and
say they will show the company that
it can't run thorn, bnt they will And
out that the company isn't trying to
run them. All tho company wants is
for them to 'tend to the business or
quit, aud when a man has gone out
ou the road with drunk men a trip or
two he will wish with all his powers
that there never was a railroad man
who drank. The Southern Pacific
doesu't try to run anybody. I hope
th e day will come when a drinking
man cannot get a job ou the railroad.
One of theourions results of the long
continued drouth in Southern Cali
fornia is the "driving in" of great
number of wild animal irom the
mountains to the country and farming
districts. To the east of Santa Bar
bara lies the beautiful Monte Cito
valley, dotted with palatial homes
of Eastern millionaires. During the
past three weeks the very heart of
this valley has been overran with
mountain lions, coyotes, wildcats and
other wild animals. Many persons
have been frightened by the animals
which come to the very dooryard of
the country places. From several
farms of Monte Cito valley, reports
of tho depredations of the wildcats
have been sent in. Moutaln lions are
scarce, but a number of their tracks
are teen daily in the toft mud about
the horse troughs or the stock-water
ing barrels. The matter of the long-
continued drouth is becoming most
serious. Plowing Is postponed and
fruit trees are showing the need of
water badly. All business enter
prises will be at a standstill until it
rains. There hat been uo signs of
rain since last April
BICE ATTEMPTS ESCAPE
Bert Bice, the young horsothief,
who was captured at Merliu a short
time ago by Prof. J. P. McCounell,
principal of the Olendale schools,
made an attempt Sunday afternoon to
escape from the Roseburg jaiL
As Deputy Sheriff McCallen was In
the aot of handing the lunch for the
six prisoner! through the jail door,
partly ajar, Harvey Bice, a younger
brother of Bert's, also confined on a
charge of horse stealing, threw the
door wide open. The next instant
Bert Bice grabbed McCallou by the
ooat, swuug him aside and dashed
out the door only to be confronted
with a revolver in the hands of
Sheriff Parrott, who stood in tho hall
way outside. Bioe made no further
attempt to get away. The olhor
prisoners had made no attempt to fol
low Bice, probably for the reason that
thoy suspected the pres nee of auother
He Wai Seen In Grs.nti Pe.ii
A warrant wai issued in Justice
Berry' t court, Tuesday, on the com
plaint of Jaa. Pool, charging a man
named Carl Anderson with having
obtained money under false" pretenses.
Anderson, with a oompnuion, whom
he alleged was his brothor, came to
Ashland the first part of last week,
from Redding, or Keswick, it Is said.
The two men appeared to have money,
and began to celebrate the Christmas
holidays by trying to put down as
much whiskey as thoy could hold,
and' were in a hilarious condition,
when Chief of Police Chase arrested
them and committed them to the city
jail over night After their libera
tion the next morning, Anderson pro
duced a certificate of deposit for $50
on a bank in San 'Franoisoo, made
payable to "Karl" Auderson. Ho
endorsed this with the name of
'Carl" Anderson, aed with the nig
nature of Jaa. Pool also attached to
the paper, drew the money at the
First National Bank, and the certifi
cate was dnly forwarded to San Fran
oisoo for collection. It was returned
to Ashland the first of this week,
with the explanation that the names
iu the body of the paper aud on the
back did not correspond, and tho
money was not forthcoming. The
warrant for Anderson's arrest fol
lowed. The last known of that indl
vidual he was at Grants Pass, Sunday
night, headed northward. Tidings.
Coughing Spell Csuird Death.
"Harry Duokwoll, agod 25 years,
choked to death early yesterday morn
ing at his home, in the presence of
his wife and child. He contracted a
light cold a few days ago and paid
but little attention to it. Yesterday
morning be was seized with a fit of
coughing which continued for somo
time. His wife sent for a physician,
but before he could arrive, another
ooughlug spell came ou and Duckwoll
died from suffocation. St. Louis
Globe-Democrat, Deo. 1, 1901.
Ballard's Ilorehound Syrup-would
have saved him. 25c, 50c and $1.00 at
Slover Drug Co.
Call and see my stock of watches,
docks, jewelry and silverware don't
wait nntil the best goods are gone but
come early and make a small deposit
to have the goods yon want put away
for yon at Letoher'i Jewelry store.
Homes Furnished Gomplcto
Unlike othor growths Our
Flourish both Winter and Summer
We are closing out some articles tbat dou't belong to the
House Furnishing business Here they go.
Horse Brushes, regular 45o 25o
Large Hinges, regular 25c luo
Entertaining prioes ou kitchen goods.
Cook stoves, $9.20 up to... $o0
Deep Bread Pnus lOrt
4-bt. retiuned dairy pans 1.00 doi
Cups and sauoers per set, six AOo
Largo breakfast plates, sot , . , . .60a
No Second-Hand Goods Allowed Here.
GRANTS PASS, OREGON
I XU. C. T. 11. Column j
Tho regular mooting of the W. C.
T. IT. will be hold at the homo of
Mrs Lee Calvert, Friday, Jau 111, at
2 :30 p. ni.
The Interest Is increasing. The
forces aro federating. Puhlio scuti
inoiit is crystaluing. Not only must
the saloon go, bnt it is going. Tho
state organizers, Dr. Tuffts and Cap
tain Mahouo, have visited nearly all
the towus between Portland aud Cor
vallis, aud between Portland and
Ashland. They report that there is a
uniting of nuarly all the tcmperutioe
elements the various duuomiiialons,
the W. (J. T. U., tho Prohibition
Alliances, aud institutions of learn
ing. It was iu this way tiiat the
local league at Ashland carried tho
last election which will result iu
closing all their six saloons So ot
Grants Pass tho League electe'd a
clean tomioraiice Kopnhliean for
mayor, and a strong party Prohibi
tionist for councilman. Both
aetivo members of the Methodist 1
church, the one sperlutoudent of th i i
C.l, K,. 1 1. -.,. ..A . I. . , I
teacher. The County Ministerial At
soclution rosolved unanimously that
they wduld "shut the saloon outtf
Jackson county. " They are splendid
fighters, and are well organized for
Eugoue observed Anti-Saloon Sun
day ou the 13th, with seven churches
in line. The pastors are a nnit, and
influential laymen are in the van..
No donht a bettor doy is ttusso'
this oollogo town. TJUr'i" pu i at
attack will be aain( .. .
Sunday saloons. T
Sunday tho movem'cfj mm success
fully launched iu A'osoburg. The
League workers have boon invited to
assist Forest Grove lu her coming
election, January 11th.
Any pastor iu Oregon needing as
sishuice should address the state
soporl'Jtondout, Dr. O. L. Tufti, 8(15
First St., Portland, Oregon.
Noodle", repairs and supplies for
all makes of sowing mnchluoi at the
White sewing machine agency Hair
Riddle Hardware Co.
SWEETLAND & CO.
FRESH and SALT
N. E. McGKEW,
TRUCK and DELIVERY
Furniture snd Piano
GRANTS PASS. OREGON.
The popular barber shop
Get your tonsorial work done at
On Sixth Street Three chairs
P.sth room in connection
Also a larce line of
other paper bound books
at low prices.
, Main st.
near Sugar Pine Factory.
GAZELLE THIEF CAPTURED
Stole Money Order Book Kill
Original and only genuine
Fke."i ii Taksv War kb for
sale by leading drueirisU. $2
per hox. Sufp and reliable.
Actcpi ao nibttituu.
The young man Shook, who stole a
blank book of money orders some two
weeks ago from Wells, Fargo &
Co. at Gazel'e, Cal., has been cap
tured lu Michigan after a desperate
res stiuco during which he shot aud
killed an ofllcer.
Shook, who lived near Gazcllo, was
employed to wash the windows of the
express agent's office at Gazelle and
while engaged in that work, he stole
a blank money order book, which
carries fifty ordors, and dinaplieared
Traces of him were obtained occa
sionally by the express company, as
Shook proceeded at once to do a land
office business in cashing orders at the
various offices of Wells Fargo and
He drew orders iu some cases pur
porting to have been issued at places
where the company had no oflice at
all, btjt the company's agents appear
to have paid them just the same, as
thev were seemingly genuine. Two
of these placet were Livingston
Mont., and Ciarkston. Wash. He
cashed orders for $."0, each sopposed
to have been Issued at these places in
Sacramento. It is .understood that
the comtttny has account of 23 orders
issued by Shook on which he got $.j0
each from various persont and which
it is believed were cashed by the com
pany't agentt amounting in all to
IHMl The company lias nooaca me
country with circular! and lu secret
service has bent every effort to cap
It is stated that Shook U ne
nf Si.kirnQ county aud i about 24
years old. He will probably dow be
tried for murder in Michigan, and will
not liknlr he returned to California.
A IT WJ
FOR TEN DAYS ONLY
Eilers Piano House of Portland, Oregon, has shipped in
a Carload of Fine Pianos, to hold an introductory sale.
Parties who aro contemplating getting a Piano can havo tho opportunity of saving $50 to $125 on
each instrument. Wo are the Northwestern agents for tho world-renowned makes of Pianos:
WEBBER, - CHICKERING, - LESTER, SCHUMANN,
HOBART & CABLE, - VOSE & SONS, BUSH & BERT'S
and many other high-grade instruments.
Piano purchasers havo the opportuity of taking advantage of getting lugh-grauo ins.Ku-M
very low price, No other
Dusinesa as uoes filers l'iano houho oi roruami. jiuvintr
quantities in which wo do to supply five immenso retail. stores enablcH us to natno the rcosonablo
terms and prices which aro mado by us for tho next 10 days.
lit) ujiyui tuny ui luniug uuvuutau ui (jimiuj mgu ' "'T: .,ZZ-
ir piano dealers east or west contract anywhoro near such alafg$ ubimno of
Piano Houho of Portland. Uuying and selling instruments in such gigantic
$550 Piano now
425 " l
Pianos on Easy Terms, if desired.
Open evenings till 9 o'clock
J. E Well Mana
ROTERMUND' Day Gr STORE.
E. Vooibu s Hiototuji