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GRANTS PASS. JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 1904.
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30 5c Orel Tickets
LUNCIII-S SERVEEAT ALL HOURS
6th St. no Coc. !
I , AKE OT f
" Skillful Tailors are not
tiom Tailuis are not all C
don't always possess the rig!
dou't always possess ilurahili
tion of things to produce th
wear. Our reputation rs y
these nood qualities in the cli
and Winter Woolens are all i
il Tailors. Durable clothes
ml of style. Stylish clothes
It takes a great combina-
tind of clothes 5011 should
warranty for expecting all
es we make. Our new Fall
and just now is a .splendid
and see the new styles. If
time to make selections. Co
we make your clothes, you'll dressed as well as the next
man, regardless of who he mi be.
. FrotStreet, Grants Pass, Oregon
1,. R Wi: MS IK if, 1'kehii:nt. j W. I!. HAMMOND, Skckktaky.
y The Soutbrn Oregon
Title Guaranty Abstract Company
' GRANTS iss, OREGON
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ABSTRACS OF TITLE
I - CERTIFICAES OF TITLE
l TltU'M JOviUllilKMl, j !; (!, (illll-lltOOt.
i A. 8. 11.1.1(1X1), ArnmsBV.
Grants Pass B;liidnr& Trust Co7
I'All) II' CAPITAL H
MM. OOO OO.
ir Transacts a General HankinR busint
I Receives deposit subject to check Am lipiiiuntl certificn(a.
r' Onr iist(imets are avcireil of coi .us trettiie?iit anil every considers
'tent with Kiiuml hanking principles.
'' Safety deposit boxes for rent. J. FitASK WATSON, I':
It. A. UDOTir, Vine-Pres.
L. I JKWEI.t.. Cashier.
OF SOUTT.RN OREGON.
CAPITAL STOC K,
iiiij . rrr :
o puiiM-i i hi (iipi'Kttii rerimcaie pavaiiie on demand,
j, fell, ij.'ht dra(t cm New York Hi Kruni iv o, and Purtiaml.
,t Tele?raihio irmmers sold on all t:its in the I'nited states.
, T, in uiit" lis iiia general tuisinesa ol our custnn
Collections made throughout Kuutru Oregon, and on all accessible puints
It. A lUKlTll
J. C. CaXIPHKI.I.. Vice Pres.
II. I.. OII.KKV, Cashier
-.' 1 MA HULL AN.LGUANITE WORKS
J. H, IDPOOK, I'koik. '
I am prmwred to furnish anythv in the line nf OtnWrrv fork in any kind
KABBliE or C. RAMIE. j
Nearly thirty yeare of experinnjin the Marble bnaiiirra warrant my aving
tt cao till your orders in the vet bent manner,
t' Can famish work in Scotch, le le or American Granite or any kindol
' '? I J. 11. PADDOCK,
t Btreel, Next to Greene's ur.ntiop.
(.Grants Pas Real Estate..,.
j'. - Nowhere in Orcgonj an an investment be made with
greater safety than in Graj-i Pass real estate. Within the
'' j past year the town has incjiseil one thirJ in population. All
real estate values have iiupscd, yet prices are still so low
that those investing now d sure to realise handsome profits.
( : The climate here is'eal. The lnlnt'j are increasing in
oi:- value and raining experts Idler this is to be one of the great
est mining districts in the
f . . ;, For further infonru n call upon or address
JOSEPH MOSS, he Real Estate Agent.
who has the largest list of ,pcrty with the 1est prices and
h, ,, rroptrty sold on thdihtaUmtnt plan if desin.I.
'.7' 0fl''ce " st--tt.-est of Sixth street
I'1' Original and onlv' ccm.ino
111 Fw.oii Txt Vfik f-,r
lB' le by leadir.i; Jruu-i-t.. il
" ,pet 'wi. tiaff and reiiiblc.
"' Accipt as fuMtitutt.
.I1, rcroira and Qj ji!i( ir j Music House or by addressing
BUM ol sewing mai blues ai
)Ct Swiiijr machine ageooy II
'Wie Hardware Ca
Dry ift inch Heater and Cook
Stove Wood or 4-foot wood, if
desired, can be had
... ON SHORT NOTICE....
ly leaving orders at the Sugar
fine Store or the IH:maree
W. H. HEATOX,
Grants Pasa, Ore.
The regular meeting of tho W
C. T. U. will meet at the home of
Mrs. Lee Calvert, Friday, January 15,
at 2 :30 p. m. - .
Tht executive committee of the
Orpgon State Equal Suffrage, aa
sociatiug held a meeting at the
homo of Mrs. Henry W. Coe
Portland. Tho object of the meet
ing wag to circulate a petition to so
on re a vote ou an amendment to the
constitution at the next June election
forbidding the disfranchisement of
any citizen ou account of sex. The
signatures of 8 per cent of the voters
of Oregon is necessary to give force
to thut petition.
Mrs. A C. Duniwuy, the chairman,
in au address said: "The pioneer
women of Oregon who believe in
equality of opportunities for all the
people never liadd so much caue for
encourageuieut as now."
Miss Francis Gorahall offered the
following preabmie and resolutions,
which were adopted :
"Whereas, We lmvo only the brief
period of one month in which to
complete onr initiative petition, and
we, being rated under existing laws
with idiots, insane presons, criminals,
Chinameu, not native born, aud In
dians not taxed, aro naturally short
of funds with which to circulate our
"Kesalvcd, That wo appeal most
respectfully to the honorable voters
of Oregon for thoir assistance in this
emergency. Wo point with pride to
the noble record they made at the
June election of 11)00, when nearly
two-thirds of the counties of the smte
gave us a majority vote on the equal
surffago amendment ; and we are
morally sure that we will not now
appeal to them in vain.
"Resolved, That we respectfully
invito notaries public throughout the
state to assist us by circulating our
petition, and by taking acknowledge
ments without charge, of all peti ions
that reach them.
"Kesolved, That wo rely upon the
sagacity and foresight ail public
spirited men ot Oregon for pushing
this work to a spee ly completion.
"Kesovled, That the aid of all
women's clubs, unions, fraternal as
sociations and fraternal itriotic
orders is likewiso solicited and con
tributions in money are naked for, to
be sent to our treasurer, in sums,
whether largo or small, to be used in
"Resolved, That wo. respectfully
iuvoku tho aid of the public press in
tho prosecution of our work in this
crisis; and we will deem it au es.
ecial favor if the uewspaK.'rs will
ox!ii their columns for contributions
for this purpose. "
' Mrs. 11. W. Coo offered the follow
ing: "Whereas, The enfranchisement of
tho women of all the states of the
t'uion is but the question of a little
time, we call upon the voters pf Ore
gon to lead lu this patrioio work of
genuine exiiausion in the states bor
dering on the Paciiio ooean, thus set
ting Washington and California an
illustrious exurnplo. " Adopted.
Mrs. M. C. Athey, who was a voter
when residing in Idaho, moved that
au appeal be made to the men aud
women of tho four equal suffrage
states, also to the states aud national
suffrngo associations for co-operation
and funds in this emergency. The
resolution was adopted.
Mellowing is the full text of the
potitiou as approved ty the commit
tee: To the Hon. F. L Dunbar, secretary
of state for the state of Oregon We,
the undersigned legal voters of the
state of Oregon, respectfully demand
that the following, proposed amend
ment to the coutsitutiou shall be sub
mitted to the legal electors of the
state of Oregon, for their approval or
rejection at the regular general elec
tion to bo held tin tho 6th day of
June, l'.HU, aud each for himself says :
I have personally signed this petition
and my residence, postoflice and vot
ing precinct are correctly written
after my name.
Section 2, article II, of tho consti
tution of the state of Oregon shall be
aud hereby is amended to read ai- fol
Article 2. In all elections not
otherwise provided for by this consti
tution, every citizen -of the United
States of tho age of 21 years and np
wards, who Bhall have resided in this
state during tho six months imme
diately preceding such election, and
every jcron of foreign birth of the
age of 21 years and upwards, who
shall have resided iu this state during
the six mouths immediately preceding
such election, aud shall have declared
his intention to become a citizen of
the United States ono year preceding
such election, conformably to the
laws of tho United .States on the sub
ject of naturalization, shall be en
titled to vote at all elections author
ized by law. It is expressly provided
that no one shall be denied the right
to vote, ou account of sex.
Tho chair explained that all jieti
lions must be filed with the secretary
of Mate by February 0, and all persons
circulating petitions are urged to se
cure as far as possible the names of
voters who were registered iu 1902.
Arrangements wero announced for a
mass meeting of the association to be
called in the near future.
Mrs H. W. Coe was appointed chair
man of a committee to procure a place
fur the proposed mas meeting and to
invite well known men to speak. Mrs.
W. A. Dal ton was appointed chairman
of the music for the meeting. A
general meeting of women will 'be
held next Friday at tlia clou of the
meeting of the Women's club, to dis
cuss the situation.
The peculiar cough which indicate
croup, la ntually well known to the
mothers of croupy children. Ko time
should ba Ion in the treatment of
it, and for tins purpose no medicine
lias received mora universal approval
than ChanitH.rlain'a Cough Remedy.
Oive tliis medicine as directed aud all
symptoms of croup will quickly dis
appear. For sale by all druggists.
CITY REPORTS PRESENTED
To City Council tit Thoir Meet-
in Lust Week.
The following reports were sub
mitted to the city coencil at tho meet
ing held last Thursday :
. Treasurer's Report.
Grants Pacs, Ore., Dec, 81, 1903.
To the Hon. Mayor and' Common
Council of the City of Grants Pass:
I hereby submit to yon my annual
report as treasurer of the city of
Grants Pass, for the year ending
December Slst, 1003.
To balance on hand from last
report t 2.210 38
To liquor license 4,800 00
10 billiard and bowlingalley 17 SO
To rent 84 00
To shows 120 00
lo peddlers 15 00
To police court 1.671 50
To taxes 2,079 58
10 auctioneers is as
To shooting gallery 13 35
To dray 50 00
To smallpox 20 16
To CertiUed copies made by
auditor ! 25
To Payment on lot and build
ing by salvation army. . 10 00
Total cash received llO.lMii, 00
By warrants cancelled $ 7,474 83
By interest ou same 1,375 88
By balance ou hand .f"HI, 110 85
Speciul Incidental Fund Cash Re
ceived. To balance ou baud t 21 04
To pound fee 73 95
To sale of impounded animals 16 60
Total.. u $ 111 49
By warrants paid $57 08
cy balance ou haud 36 41
$ 111 49
Sewer Fund Cash Received.
To Balance ou haud t 128 41
To sewer tax 852 20
To sewer tiling so'd 3 16
Total 483 7
By warrants and sewer bond
coupons jiaid $ 457 40
By balanco ou hand 26 8J
$ 483 76
Road Fund Cash Received.
To balance nu hand 9 109 83
To road tax collected 8I3 20
To hauling ; 2 00
t o grading 23 60
To sidewalk aud bridgework 4 60
Total 9 1093 03
By warrants paid I 993 60
Balance ou hand 99 63
f 1003 03
COL. W. JOHNSON,
Street Superintendent's Report.
Grants Pass, Ore., Jan. 1, 1904.
To tho lion. Mayor and Common
Council of the city of Grants Pass :
I hereby submit to you my annual
report for 1903.
No. of new culverts, 19.
Old culverts reired, 15.
Crossings, new aud repaired, 85.
Bridges repaired aud replauked, 21.
Tiling used all sizes, 474.
New drains put in, 2.
No. of arrests made, If.
No. of loads of rubbish, 21.
No. of loads of granite, 82.
No. of loads of gravel, 1138.
No. of prisoners worked, 5 for 28
Amount of lumber used, 20,887 fuet.
Bill for tiling, $218.50.
Bill for hlacksmithing, 94.50.
Bill for lumber, 116. 45.
Bill for nails, etc., $:!4.4i.
Bill for labor ou street, (245.90.
Rociepts for 1903.
Hauling rubbish 2 00
Extra grading $23 60
Repairing sidewalk 6 60
Pound fees 73 95
Sale of Impounded stock 16 60
Road tax collected 813 20
Total $ 985 65
HENRY KNUTZEN, Street 8upL
Tax Apportionment for 1904.
The expenses of the state of Oregon
for the year 1904 will be $1,498,310.10.
Of this amount $.7.'l, 3101.0 will be
derived from miscellaneous sources,
such as the corporation tax, fees, in
surance tax, fees, sales of books, etc,
and the remainder, $1,225,000, has
been apjiortioned among the several
counties, to be raised by them by
direct taxes and to be paid by them
into the State Treasury.
This expense account will be the
largest iu tho history of the state,
the nearest approach to it being in
1892, when $121,345.41 was raised by
direct tax. The magnitude of the
revenue to be raised in 1904 is due
largely to four appropriations, the
Lewis and Clark appropriation, $250,
000 of which will be raised this year;
the Portage Railway appropriation
of $lu5,000, aud the Celilo Canal ap
propriation of $100,000 and the Indian
War Veterans' appropriation of
$100,000. If these four unusual appro
priations, amounting to $15,000,
were deducted, the total expemn
would be but $58,000, and the amount
to be raised by direct taxation
would be but $610,000. Aside from
the unusual appropriations, the ex
pensi of the state are lower than for
several years past. On an assessed
valuation of $165,000,000, which is ap
proximately correct, the revenue of
$1,225,000 will be at the rate of not
quite 7 1-2 mills on the dollar.
DlilociUd Rtr Shoulder.
Mrs. Johanna Soderholm, of Fergus
Falls, Minn., fell aud dislocated her
shoulder. She had a surgeon gt it
back in place aa soon as possible,
but it was quite sore and pained her
very much. Her son mootiooed that
he had seen Chamberlain's Pain Balm
advertised for sprains and soreness,
and she asked him to bov her a bottle
of it, which be did. It quickly re
lieved tier and enabled ber to sleep
which she had not done for several
days. For sale by all druggist.
MANY RELICS ARE FOUND
Medala Presented. bv Lewie and
- Cle-rk in 1S03.
While Charles Boylan, a prolmnent
farmer of the Walla Walla river, was
walking through his field recently, he
noticed several human bones protrud
ing through the service of the
ground, and on closer examination )t
showed that it was an old Indian
burying ground. The soil is very
light, and being sloping, the recent
heavy rains had gradually washed it
away, and had loft the bonei aud
skeletons scattered over the surface.
Over a year ago, Mr. Boylan col
lected several valuable relics while
engaged in plowing, turning the ar
ticles over with the sod. Among
these most interesting relics was a
plow which bore the mark of the old
est plow manufactured in England,
grhlch, t o the modern farmer, seems
a very clumsy affair. Another article
of interest was a cap and ball pistol,
one of the first of the kind ever made.
The recent find created a great deal
of interest along the Walla Walla river
and a Statesman representative who
visited the Boylan farm found a very
large crowd around the graves of the
one time Indian warriors.
During the search many articles
which denoted the handiwork of the
white man were found there. Medals
which were presented to the Indians
by Lewis and Clark when they made
their expedition through this part of
the coast in the year 1805 were un
earthed. Several knives were dug np
and mauy military buttons, worn by
membors of the Hudson Bay Company
were fonnd in abundance. Beads,
buttons, nails and even the reeds of
an accordion were found iu a plate
at the head of a corpse. It ia remark
ably strange that the metals of all
kinds are in a perfeot state of preser
vation, aud even the cloth on a catho
lio medal is very well preserved.
Although tarnished, It is otherwise
in a perfeot state of preservation.
The method of burying the dead
varied in every case, as some of the
bodies were fonnd to have been
placed iu a wngou box, some lu balm
bark, some iu blankets, while others
were found in plain rough board
boxes. Oa one skull was found a silk
handkerchief which still retains its
color, although it ia supposed to have
been buried for a period of over 50
years. The bonus were fouud to be iu
a fairly preserved condition consider
ing that they have stood the rough
elements ot Mother Earth for a period
of many years. The bones of a skele
ton which had been bnried ia a mili
tary coat of the Hudson Bay Company,
were colored a perfect groen, which
is supposed to have been caused by
the copperas contained lu the cheinio
als which had been used to color the
COLD WAVE IN THE EAST
Wee.ther mo Cold tho Thermom
etor Freezes up
The oldest weather that Bostou
has experienced in 15 years occurred
last week. It. some places the mercury
fell to 45 degrees below.
At Orange, Mass., thermometors
bunt at 60 below. Both passages of
Narragausett Bay wore closed by ice.
At Rutland Tt., thermometers
registered from 49 to 45 below Tues
day. New Jersey, Pennsylvania and
Delaware experienced the coldest
weather in yean Tuesday. In the
mountain regions the mercury went
aa low as 40 below.
Record breaking cold occurred
Tuesday at New York. . At some
points thermometors registered 20 to
30 below. Iu northern Now York it
has been nob loss than 12 below a id
has gone as low as 40 below duriug
the ptst four d ays. Iu central aud
western New York, the average tern
perature ia 80 below. At sevoral
points north of Utica, IT. Y., the
mercury went! to 60 below.
Mountain of Alum.
In China, about 12 miles from the
village, of Lion Chek, there is a
mountain of alum, whioh, in addition
to being a natural curiosity, ia- a
source of wealth tor tho inhabitants
of the country, who dig from it yearly
tons of alum. The mountain is not
less than 10 miles in oircnniferenoo at
its baso, and has a height of nearly
2,000 foot. The alum is obtained by
quarry ing large blocks of stone, which
are first heated iu great fnruaooa and
then in vats filled with boiling water.
The alum crystallizes aud forms a
layer about A inches in thickness.
This layer is subsequently hroken'np
into, blocks weighing about 10 pounds
"Thenioost and pleasautost medi
cine I have used for indigestion and
constipation ia Chamberlain's Stomach
and Liver tablets, "says Melard F,
Craig, of Middlegrove, N. Y. They
work like a charm and do not griie
or have aar anptoasaut olTuct. For
sale by all dreggiats.
Homes Furnished Gomplete
Unlike othor growths Our
nourish lxrtli Winter and Summer
We are closing out some articles that dou't belong to the
House Furnishing business Here they go.
Horse Brushes, regular 45o So
Large Hinges, regular 250 40
Eiitertaining pricos ou.kitchei goods.
Cook stoves, ta.iO np to f
Deep Bread Pans .U'j
4-bt. returned dairy rans l.OOooa
Cups and saucers per set, six 6O0
.Large breakfast plates, sot ...-60O
T?o SecoLJd-Hand Goods Allowed Here.
THE HOlSEFUUNISIIEIi te
GRANTS PASS, OREGON
CHANGING MINING LAWS
Bill RnlctliiiJ to Views Wilhln
Boundaries of Placers
Koprcsontiitive Dixon, ot Montana,
has iutroduood a bill to amend the
laws relating to mineral veins or
lodes within the boundaries of placer
claims. He. proposes to change sec
tiou 233U of U10 Kovisod Statutes so
as to read: "No deputy mineral
surveyor mailing a survey for any ap
plication under this section shall ex
amine and state in Ids fit Id notes
whether there is within tiio boun
daries of such claims a vein or lode
such as ia described Lu sectiou 21130,
and if so shall dosiguato the location
of the same npon the plat to bo filed
with the same application."
lie also propolses to change auction
2'i'iS by inserting the following 1
"When a vein or lode sue-h as is de
scribed lit sectiou 2X20 is shown by
the Hold notos and pint fllod with the
application to exist within tho bound
ar ies of a placer claim, au application
for a patent whioh does not include
au application N10 vein or lodj
claim slmll ft oousidered aa a con
clusive doclarat(q that the claimant
of the placer .claim ,W no right of
possession ot the ,voln ,ar lode claim ;
but where the xUtquoe ,qf ,-ejn ir
LiiIa In it. ntioor tftotra .Is ,nqt jdiawa
a intent for tli '"im
conw all valuable '.WM.wi!
deposit within the ho?" rt'or'1-
The Apex Question.
The mnch-agltatt4 question of Apex
hns been Uiicussod by California
miners, and at last has been decided
by the Supreme Court ot Mat state.
The Mining Reporter has the follow
ing in reference to the decision:
"The Uupreme Court of California
has sustained a decision rendered by
au Amador County Conrt to the
effect that a mine operator may fol
low his lines into patented agricultur
al laud 'and extract ore therefrom.
The decision donies ojierators the
right to enter said patented agricul
tural lands front surface of the same,
for which the granger is doubtless '
thankful, even though the miner
might run an upraise to his cellar. "
GRAND .PIANO SALE
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 I'iano can ftavo tho opportiUmty ol saving $50 to $125 on
. each instrument. Wo aro the Northwestern agents for tho world-rnovned makes o PianoB:
WEBBER, -. CHICKERING, - LESTER, - SCHUMANN,
HOBART M. CABLE, VOSE & SONS, - BUSH & BERT'S
and many other high-grade instruments.
Piano purchasers havo the opportuity of taking advantage of pitting high-grade hiBlrumcnU at a
vi-ry low price, No other piano dealers east or wost contract any-whoro near sut li a largo volunio of
business as doC3 Eilors Piano House of Portland. Buying and sellnig instruments in such gigantic
quantities in which wo do to supply five immenso retail storos enables us to namo tho reasonable
terms and prices which are mado by us for tho next 10 days.
$550 Piano now at
425 " " "
375 " " "
325 " " "
300 " " "
250 . - - 147
Pianos on Easy Terms, if desired.
Open evenings till ?) o'clock
J. H. WELLS, Manager
rSALE NOW 11EING HEM) AT
JRotermind's Drug Store.