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GRANTS PASS, JOSEFHINE COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, APRIL at, 1904.
TRAINS DELAYED 50 HOURS
Bltf Slide at Entrance of Siskiyou
Ple.ce Their County Ticket in
You Ever Think
How nice it would be if you could
Change the Gear of Your
lower when you come to a hill and ride to the top
with case? It is no longer a dream. We sold seven
jut such wheels last year and they are giving per
fect satisfaction. Hill Climber is the name of this
powerful Bicycle. Six models, two nnd three speed,
Cushion Frames and Coaster Brakes. Price
!j $65.00, $70.00 and $80.00
Section No. 1 of the Southoru
Pacific express, which arrived at 6
o'clock Friday night was dotaiued for
50 hours at Horubrook, from 1 :33
o'clock Wednesday afternoon until
23 Friday afteruoon, with about 100
pasaougera on ooara. wncu me
blockade at the north portal of Siski
you tuuuel No. 13 was cleared, four
following traiui had arrived at Horn-
brook, niakiug five through trams
held at that small station, with ap
proximately 600 passengers, who de
veloped ravenous appetites because of
the difficulty with which food was to
Burstiun of the walls of a uatnral
lake was the cause of trouble. The
warm weather caused such rapid flow
of water into the lake, loomed at the
head of a gulch near the crest of the
Sisklvous. considerably higher than
the summit of tho pasa under which
the railroad runs throngh a tunnel,
that the water raised above its normal
level and displaced its earthen barrier
at the weakest point This polut
chanced to be up the slope from the
north entrance of tho tunnel. Tho
released flood of wnter and debris
oamo down, coveting the track for a
distance of 800 feet, for 200 of which
it was eight to 10 feet deep, and
which flowed back into tho tuuuel nil
til waist deep. Section men from
along the division were liurriici to the
scone to the number of 125, and work
ed in relays, as ouly a limited nnra
bur ronld shovel the inushllke debris
upon a car at the same time, because
the point where the trnck was blocked
happened to be botweeu almost per
pcndicnlur walls near the tunnel en
truuee. and it could only bu cleared
from one end, with space too narrow
to us) a steam shovel. Tho lake that
caused tho trouble is situnto 1 about
half a mile distant from the track and
ts h:i ill to bo a beautiful sheet of
We also have the
The World's Best Bicycle. Price $40 to $S().
And the Leroy, the best $'25 wheel in the market.
BUY AND SELL REAL ESTATE
Here art a few nnrpnini for a shnrt time only.
cm in url n nine fi tv UmitH. One 7-room
nun a.rooiu house. Small bam. and a good cellar under house.
r.it amnll orchard, all varieties of fruit. 1 rice
cuh, balance on time at eight per cent interest.
' No. 173.-10 acres just outside city limits. .frrrririt This
siiiull dwelling house. Price N0U. Ihis place will be offered at this
price for the nt xt :!0 days ouly.
No 213. New 8-room hense, two acres of ground all in orchard,
sitnated on the main street in the city, all fenced aud all improvements
tir.-t class. Price. fidOO.
Residence and business lots ill any part of the city. Prcies read
able and terms to suit.
Cull on or uddress
L. 6. HIGGINS
Gold, Silver, Copper, Lead, (1 each.
Gold and Silver, tl.
COLD DUST '
Bought and Refined for Dental Trade.
MILLIONAIRE MINE SOLD
Indiexnapolie Parties Secure
Property for $40,000
The deniocratio county convention
met in tho 'court house, on Saturday
afternoon with quite au enthusiastic
gathering of delegates from the vari
ous precincts of the county.
The convention was called to order
hy H. D. Norton, chairman of the
county ceutral committee. The dele
gates then proceeded to elect tem
porary chairman. Walter Smith of
Grants Pasa was placed in nomination
by Mr. Wiggs of Wildcrvillo, No
other nominations were made aud Mr.
Smith was elected by acclamation.
Mr. Smith, all unconscious of tho
honors which w ro being conferred
upon him, had left tho convention
aud was wending his way down towu,
A search throughout tho conrt house
and grounds was made without locat
ing him and then on motiou of Mr.
Wiggs. a committee of three was ap
pointed to pursue and bring back the jj
neetng ciinirman. v. j. wiggs, n. u.
Perkins and Ot. Jennings wero named
as tho committee. They started im
mediately upon their quest, under in
structions to report within five
minutes. A long, wcarisomo wait
usnod. Just at tho time, however,
when it began to appear necessary
that a committee of seven should be
sent after the committee of three, the
latter appeared, having in custody tho
long lost chairman. Mr. . Smith
asceuded the throne and tho couven
Stands for Park Mills Superlative Carpets.
They are rot tho kind
Mother used to make
They Arc Better.
These reliable Carpets are designed by Professional
designers, the yams all carefully spun, then dyed
with the best dyes; the full standard quality is faith
fully maintained in the various grades, and the
weaves are the latest creations of the weaver's art.
These Famous Carpets are youra at the same prices
you would have to pay for the uncertain kind.
All of our Carpets come fresh from the looms.
With our system of cutting Carpets without waste
:ite5 OeiitM on each j'ui'l.
-. , I All kinds
Luce Curtains, Portiores, Art Draperies, Window
Shades, Mattings, Linolouins.
Taste this in your hat that with all House orders for our
WALX PAPERS we pay for the Paste We
furnish it FREIi.,
(J RANTS PASS, OREGON
Each aud every assay doue with the
idea that it may lie checked.
Headipiurteri for Real Estate.
Ollice on E Street, between Fourth sitid Fifth Street,
GRANTS PASS. - - OREGON.
JRED'K D. STRICKER, M. D.
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON.
Masonic Temple, Rooms 2 & 4
SEWING MACHINE FOR $1.
J) P. LOVE, M. D.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Office in Williams Bros, block, ovei
Grants Pass Grocery.
Residence Phone 414.
(RANTS l'ASS, . OUKHOH
I have Sewing Machines ranging in ptice
$1.00 TO $15.00
These machiues are all iu good running order
andinclude the standard makes White, Singer,
Domestic, Davis. I will sell them on trial.
If you have anything to sell or want to bny any
thing call on me. ::::::::: :
Practices in all State and Federal Court
Ulrica over First National Bunk.
UKiNTs Pass, OanooK
SWEETLANI) & CO.
FRESH and SALT
IKE M. DAVIS
South Sixth Streft,
Grints Pits, Oregon
MARRLE AND GRANITE WORKS
J. B. PADIOCK, Paora.
I am prepared to furnish anything in th line ol Cemetery work in any kind
ol MARBLE or GRANITE.
Nearly thirty years ol experience iu th Marble basinets warrants my iayiii
.K.t'i mii 811 vour order in the very best manner.
r.n furnish work in Scotth. Swede or American Granite or any kind of
J. Ii. PADDOCK,
srunt Street, Hext to Greene'e Gaaabop.
N. E. McGREW,
TRUCK, and DELIVERY
Furniture snd Piano
GBANT8 PASS, OREGON.
The poputsr barber shop
Get your lonsorial work done at
On Sixth Street Three chairs
Bath room In connection
J. H. MULLEN, Prepr.
Shaving, Hair Cutting
Ev. ry thing neat and clean aud all
Next to Pa'aoe HoteL
A.E. Voorhies Photo Supplies.
A mining dual of great imiiortauoo
is the sale if the Millionaire mine,
in Jackson County, to ludiuiiupolis
peoplo. The I rice puid hy the In
diana men is $IQ,(KX). .
A certified check fur (10, WO was
received hint week hy Davidson,
Wurd & Co., who engineered thudcul,
aud wero heavy owners in th'i property.
Tho mine was se.ured hy tho ubovo
unmctl company tlireo years ago nun
has been developed duritig thitt time.
now shows good bodies, of free-
milling oro. Tho proprcty is in Jack
sou county and within 2" miles of
Grants Pans. Last year an option
wus secured by the Iudiimatiolis
peoplo and thev hive had a force of
IS men steadily emjiloyed all winter
and have proved to their satisfaction
that tho investment wax a good one
aud last week's mail brought the
first lnymeut of 111), (DO.
Iiy the terum of iliu sale all the
money nmst be punl within a year
aud tho j,rojiorty bo actively develop-ed.
Iu thu letter which accompanied the
check, iuslructioiiH were given by
Milo P. Ward to Legiu active work
at nnco aud buy the necessary inachiu-
erv. cousixtini; of pumps and hoist
to work 1 1 1 mini! in au up-to diitc
manner. Ilu will have absolute
hurgo of the Jirop rty, altln-ugli he
disposed of his iuteresls. As lie Is
interested in many other prij-rtics
in'tho district, iu cunjunctinu with
Mr. Duvidion, his Ksitiou uidi.vulori
iug tho Millionaire mine will give
hiin a chance to look ft r thu firm i
Joint iuterest. The tuyers are sop
plied with sucifflenl money to carry
on all needed development and buy
all the machinery to make a j.roduc
A Ores! icnMtion.
There was a big naattou in Lees
ville. Iiid., when V. H. lirown of
that place, who was expected to die.
had his life caved by Dr. King's New
Discovery lor f'niisomplioii. H
writes: "I endured iunufcral 1h
agonies from Athma, but your Ne
Discoverv cave mo immediate relief
and soim thereafter effected a com
plcte cure." similar cores of Con
sumption, Pueumonia, Briinchit is and
Grip are numerous. It's the peerless
remedy for all throat aud lung
troubles. Price Sue, and $1.00.
Guaranteed by National Drug Htore
and Grants Psss Iliarmwy. Trial
The Tailored hats at Miss Weston'
are the latest in milliuery. The
prices are reasonable.
water in summer, but there was
hardly a passongor on the hve trains
who has not formed au unalterable
conviction that it is a mud crater
without scenic attraction.
Among tho passengers of tho first
soctlon were Mr. and Mrs. A. B,
Keith, Jr., and daughter, oi Butte,
Mont. Mr. Kuith is news editor of
fie Butte Miner, and has been on thu
coast for severul weeks with his
family. Trainmen and passengers
assert that Mr. Keith was the good
angel of tho truln, whoso pursestrings
wero out fur tho nocamniodatioii of
less fortunato follow travelers who
required aid. Mr. Keith said:
"It was a bad blockade, uud one
tliut could not have been prevented
by any means, for it was beyond the
foresight cf uny man that tho lake
would burst, .its bunks, no similar
troublo ever having occurred. The
railroad company did overtyhiug pos
sible to provide for tho comfort of the
passengers and kuup the coaches clean
and well supplied with conveniences.
Tho peoplo of Horubrook provided
to tho best of their ability for tho
great nnmbor suddenly thrown upon
"Happily the passengers wero dis
posed to make the bout of unfortunate
conditions. The men got together,
engaged the largest hull iu the town, I
hired sumo local musicians mid hud
a ball Thursday evening. Nearly all
of tho uissengers looked In at the
social event for a few moments and
many participated in Its pleasures..
Tho single guinhlliighouso of
Horubrook wiyi crushed by the advent
of two sports from Seattle and Port
land who hapicned to lie on the train.
(). A. Dunheni, tnowii as 'Red Dan-
hem,' of Portland and 'Plunger Lew'
Hen, of the Hound city, combined lo
play the house, and it took but a
short ti mo to break the bank. That
Is not saying so much fur tho size ol
the game, for it was claimed that the
heaviest winnings were carried by tne
I'ortlander and amounted to t2''0.
'The blockado was raised about
o'clock Friday afternoon. The
trains from the north wero first al
lowed to pass out through the 'oon
channel' made by the Meet of Hiuthcru
Pacific trackmen. Then our train
amn through, followed as closely as
posnible to Ashliiml by the other four
sections that had followed os Into
Horubrook. From Ashland wo came
through to Portand almost on nor
regular time, thongh two days later
I Imn wn should. In fact, some time
wus iiiadn np. "
Conductor Albert Norman, who
was In charge of a through freight
that first discovered thu blockade
was running a southbound train when
it wss encountered. Returning lo
Ashland with his train, he Inline
diately went out with a work train
While placing torpedos on tho track
to warn approaching trains he was
seriously injured by au explosion
Both legs were badly cut by the uielal
of the exploding shell a'ld he was
taken to the hospital at Ashland for
cure. Willie lliu injury is not ran
idered daugeraas, there Is liar of
Idood jsiison from such an injury
Tho train leaving" Portland lor til
south Saturday morning was delayed
mil the equipment of the first tram
amving could be cleaned and turned
Tho Incoming (rains from tho soutl
were running 2" niiuuti'S apart and
the last arrived about V:'f) a. in
rfaturday, the ili rting train palling
out of the depot jards immediately
tlou got under way
For temporary secretary, It, U,
Snuih was nominated hy II. O. Per
klus and was elected by acclamation.
Tho list of delegates was rund by
tho secretary, Mr. Smith, tho dole
gut '8 responding by precincts. To
facilitate progress, it was moved that
the list as rend should be accepted and
to eliminate tho customary committee,
oil credentials. This plan Wits adopt
Dennis 11. Stovall then submitted
the following proposed order of busi,
uess with tho motion that it lie adopt
ed by the convention :
1. Permanent organization.
3. Appointment of committee of
five on resolutions.
S. Selection of committeemen for
tho several precincts.
4. Appolutmctit of three tellers,
6. Nomination of precinct officers.
ft. Klootiou of five delegates to the
7. Nomination of county ofilcers
iu tho following older: coroner, com
missioner, school superintendent,
clerk, sheriff, surveyor, assessor,
truasurer and representative,
This program was adopted with
out debate. For permanent ch iirmun
II. D. Norton was nominated by V.
J. WiuuH. As Mr. Norton was not
then present the nomination
urged his nomination. Tho ballot
stood as follows: Wells, 20; Pro
for scnool superintendent, uhiuiibi
II. Ptovall wus nominated by acclamation.
For county clerk, J. A. Slover and
Leu Culvert were planed lu nomina
tion. Slover received 83 votes and
For BhorllT, C. F. Lovelace was
For surveyor, as II. C. Perkins was
announced to be out of tho nice, uo
availahlo timber could bo found and
tho uoiiiinntion was deferred, to be
made later by tho commlttoo.
Two nominations were mudo for
ussetsor. II. J. 1'ermns receiveu si
votes and Chns Cowan of Williams, 8.
At this point tho report of the com
mitlee on resolutions was introduced
aud was read by Mr. Stovall. The
report handled tho republican party
Kiuiinuhiir, rouuhlv. accusing it ot
much infidelity and ninny brokeu
promise. It condehinod tho increase
iu salaries of Josephine county
officers, stating that salaries should
ho gauged by tho amount of lubor
nerf oriiied and not by the amount of
was cainnaluii expenses of tho candidates.
IU. C. Z. XI. Column
T.' o W. 0. T. U. will hold their
semi-monthly meeting at the M. E.
church on Friduy, April 33, at 2:30 p.
Twenty-five saloons in Cheyenne
hnvo closed as tho result of an order
by the Union Pacific R. R., forbid
ding their employees to enter a saloon.
I pity uo mau because lie lias to
work. If lie is worth his salt he will
work. I envy the man who has a
work worth doing aud does it well.
It is the foot of doing the work
woll that counts; not the kind of
work, so long as that work be honor
able. President Roosevelt. .
Kogae River Creamery, Medford,
manufactures the C. K. (1. brand
fancy creamery butter, that is clean,
elegant and guaranteed. Ask your
merchant for It.
wihtdruwn and Walter Nnilh was
iioiniiiutnd and elucted by acclamation
For permanent secrutary, B. W.
Baldwin was uoinlnated by W. J
Wk'its. Mr. Baldwin declined and
nominated Dennis H. Stovul).. Mr.
Stovall declined nl) and nominated
R. O. Smith who wns elected.
W. 8 Bulley of Murphy was ulected
II. C. Perkins suggested that the
resolutions had better be deferred
until after the state convention
The suggestion was not udopliid und
tho following committee was iiuiued
by (lie chairman : Dennis II. Stovull,
II. (1 Perkins. .1. II. Austin, H. W,
Baldwin and Chns. Cowan.
The following coinmit tecmi-ii were
selected by the delegates us tile names
of the precincts wero culled by the
North Grunts Puss, II. D. Norton
South Grants Pass. Oil Swearlugi-r,
West Grunts Pus, L L Jeniilns.
Althouse, Thos Gilmnro
Kerby, Ed Daily.
Selms, Wm Anderson.
Slate Creek. W J Wiggs.
Murphy, W H Bailey.
Williams, II II Sparlin.
Leluiid, O D Burnett.
Merlin, Milton Reynolds.
Lucky Queen, 8 Chase.
Gullcc, II I, Lewis.
Wolf Creek, Dan Matin ws.
The cliuiiuian uppoiutcd us tellers,
T. Y. lM au. ). U. Swearlnger ni d
The following nominations were
made for precinct officer:
Grunts Pass Justice f the peace,
Marcus Kobhins; conMuMo, George
Merlin Justice, ('has. Ijidd ; con
stable. Jus. Neeley.
Murphy Justice, Leo Sill ; coin-ta
ble, A I York.
Slnte Creek Justice, K. Erlcksou;
constable, Ben Bull, Jr.
Kerby Justice, H. Howell; consta
ble, Frank Desslnger.
For stale delegates,' the following
iioiulnutioiis were made: W. II.
Flanagan, R. G. Smith, T. Y. Dean,
J. O Booth, Dr. J. Jennings, B. W.
Baldwin, C. D. Burnett. Tim first
billot resulted in the election of
Flanagan, Deuii, Smith and Burnett,
with the vote as follows: Pluiiugun,
ill; Smith I!.'; I-iin, :)-; Booth, 1H
Jennings, IS; lbtldwin, HI; Burnett,
21. Booth and Jennings cu h attempt
ed to withdraw 111 favor of tho other,
but the chuiriuan ordered another bal
lot which resulted as follows iu the
election of Booth: Louth, 1M, J,u
uiugs, 7 : Baldwin, 10.
For coroner, Dr. W. F. Kreiner and
Dr. W. H. Flanagan were placed In
nomination. Kreiner received d
votes ; Flanagan, ST.
For commissioner, the present
official, John Wells of Keihy, was
nominated. R. G. Smith named E.
N. Provolt of Williams and strongly
Thu following legislative nets were
condemned : tho fish law ; tho Grunts
Pass churter, by which "tho jioor man
is disfranchised." It rocoiiiiueudod
now laws to correct these acts, a law
to prevent construction of duuis iu
streams where their presence Jeopar
dized county bridges, a chungn iu tho
luw of assessment uud taxation aud
thu selection of the board of ualiza-
tlou from among tho tuximyers, and
tho estubllthmeut of a uiiuing bureau.
No trust money wus wanted In the
lection of a president and tho resolu
tions declared In favor of tho enndi-
Incy of W. R. Heurst, " the people's
friend." Voters wero urged to vote
tho 'democrat lo ticket, tJ correct
errors and to repeal unjust laws.
Tho resolutions wero adopted and
thu interrupted order of business wus
resumed. J. T. Taylor was uuani
uiously re iiominiited for county treas
For representative, H O. Smith
was nominated by Chus. Cowan, Dr.
Jennings seconding the nomination
with a brief speech. Mr. Smith was
unanimously chosen and made n short
speech of acceptance in w hich ho said
that if elected ho would strive for
the nnssaue of a lir.lt law so that a
mau could go out ami catch fish tftth
out being In danger of going to the
Another search for u candidate for
surveyor was made without edict.
The convention was then ndjnruind.
Tho highest-salaried woman at the
pension bureau is Miss Anuia Shirley,
whom Commissioner Wara haa pro
moted to a position which pays 1 1, 800
a year. Only one other woman has
received so largo a salary. For many
years Miss Shirley' has made op the
bureuu payrolls and know by name
every one of the 1,700 employe! of
thu bureau. Union Signal.
Senator Hypes lust week received
remarkable petition from Spring
field, O. It is signed by 01 of the
largest manufacturers ot that olty,
representing au investment of $30,-
000,000 and employug between 13,000
aud 15,000 men, asking not ouly for
thu passage of the Bruunook bill but
that it be amended so as to Include
factory districts as well as reaidentlal
They ask for " the opportunity to
secure relief from the trafllo In Intoxi
cating liquors In the vicinity of
manufacturing plant. " American
BLUE LEDGE MINE SOLD
$210,000 of New York Capital
MORE PLACER GROUND
Secured bv tlie Gullco Consoli
dated Mlnea Co.
More than 700 ucies uctuul mining
ground now belongs to the (ial'cc
Consolidated Mines Company. A. It.
Cousin oniillrins the report that his
oonisiuy has purchased outrigiit Its)
acres of placer grou'l'l, taking iu all
the rich Rogue River bars from the
mouth of Gailce Creek dowu thr river
for thn e quurters of n mile. These
burs contain gold value to the amount
of (I to fa l'r cubic yard. They have
ouly boon, worked heretofore with a
hand rocker, I ho dirt being curried
to the liver and washed.
It Is stated thai the cooinny I0-po-ies
to extend its Gallcu Creek
lite In s to this ground and work it ex
tensively with hydraulic elevators,
one of which, a Campbell, bns been
ordered, and will lie installed Inside
of :!0 days.
From tho company's high ditch,
ion) inches of water arc available for
about nine months in the year, and
with HXI feet ot pressure on the eleva
tors from list) to X0OO yards of gtavel
ran be moved each day. This means
a tremendous increase In tho output
of this property.
Material lor a telephone line from
Merlin to Gullce has been ordered.
which will put that camp iu direct
communication with thu outside
Dr. .J. F. Reddy, ot Spokane, has
sol 1 the famous Blue Ledge copper
uiiiio, in Oregon, near the California
line, to New York peoplo, for $260,
00U The purchasers have made a
thorough piuiniuntion of the property.
The Bluo Ledge property la well
known among mining nieu. About a
year ago Dr. Reddy, Charlui W.
Boisel and Archie A.sh secured a bond
on this property and gave au option
in it to Patsy Clark, who, after
ssiiding considerable uiouey iu In
vestigating and exploring the prop
erty with diamond drills, gave np the
Dr. Ki ddy then went East to Inter
est New York part lea in the deal,
w hich he succeeded in doing. They
sent their men to exiort tho mine
and sc'nt about t-'iOoO in exploration,
which was evidently satisfactory to,
tho new company. Dr. Keddr has
gone to visit the property ami to meet
thu New York people and close np
the deal. Plans of tho new owners
are not known.
IT JS A NATTER 0FHEAUH
Absolutely Par '