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GRANTS PASS, JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OREGON. THURSDAY, JUNE a, 1904.
Break Up a Cold
A Modern Scientific Remedy
Colds and La Grippe.
Your money back if you want it
Slover Drug. Co.
&e GRANITE HILL MINES
These Properties Have BeerrDeveloped and Equipped Now
One of Oregon's Leading Mines.
E. A. WADE
Front Street, west Palace hotel
GRANTS PASS, ORE.
is something in which we take par
ticular interest Would be glad to
have you call and talk painting
with us; pethaps our experience in
this line may be of service to you.
We carry all kinds of paint brush
es, varnishes, etc. and guarantee
quality and price. If you use dyes
color silk, wool or
at one bailing
opp. Opera house
We si-It tlio famous Sharpli s Tubular
Cream Separator; if yon liavo two
rows or more, wri:o us for valuable
lkoraturo ou dairying, fne GiuUlis
liros., Med ford, Oregon.
Not all the cituem of Grauts Pass,
who for many weeks Mid mouths
during the winter, saw tlio carloads
of inaoiiucry received at the railroad
yards here, and who later saw it roll
out of town behind jingling six ami
eight-horse teams, are aware of the
quantity of this machinery that lias
alone been received for the Granite
Hill mines. That old property,
which n few years ago was knowo as
the "Hull & Berk"' and which boast
ed two arrastres and later a light
beamed, five stamp mill, is now one
of the best equipped mine iu the
state of Oregon. Moreover, it has a
future, reckoned upon the quantity
and richness of ore actmlly blocked
out that assures it a promiueut place
anion the leading bullion-producers
of Webfool. The Granite Hill mines
are the property and are being de
veloped and eqoipptd by the Ameri
can Gold Fields' Company, of
Chicago, of which W. J. Morphy is
the eflicieut teneral ma-jager. L. Y.
Wiekersham, a young and thorough
mining man, is superintendent.
A few days ago, a Courier represen
tative visited the Granite Hill proper
ties, he being one of several wno
were out there that day, as the mines
are but eight miles irom town nnu
the roads are getting into their usual
very fair summer condition.
We were iirst tukeu into the now
mill and given a glimpse of tlio ex
cellent equipment, that thas been in
stalled. This mill lionse is tho largest
of any Southern Oregou mine, and la
built to accommodate a battery of 80
or 40 stamps. In it 1110 placed and
are at wort, a mouBter six-drill com
pressor, a (i.a-horso power engine an
electric dynamo, with separate en
gine, ten 1001-poaii Is t:mpj four Frue
vatiners and a 120-horso power boiler.
Tlio stmpa are in place and will be Bet
pounding in a short time, some delay
being occasioned by tho non-arrival of
machinery at the expected time.
Tho four Frua viiuuers will take care
of concentrates from a larger battery
than that now iu place and are of a
type that exactly suits the kind and
chnractir of ore produced by the
Granito Hill. Superintendent Wicker-
sham stated that tho management of
tho mines have in view Hie installa
tion of at least 10 more stamps by the
close of the present summer as the
amount of ore now in eight and which
will bo blocked out in tho meantime
will fullv lustifv it. This will be
o 10 of the matters that will be given
attention by Mr. Morphy, when he
visitsthe property next month.
The new mill sets directly beneath
tho collar of the vertical shaft, that
all ore not only from this claim, but
from the Red Jacket and others of the
properties farther up the creek, can
be brought by gravity mid dumped
into the hoppers above the ore bins.
Near tho collar of the shaft, is the
house that shelters the hoist with its
powerful compound engines, monster
spools and long cable. We sat there
aud saw the lioistman jerk the levers
back and forth as the men, way down
in the bowels of the- eaith, down at
the bottom of that dark hole, pulled
the wire aud made the big gong over
the hoistninn's head "clang I clang!!
Then he would pull a lever, or two
or three of them, the enignes would
eliuru, the big spools would growl,
and iu a moment, up would shoot the
cage with Its load of ore and maybe
a miner or two aboard. Then we got
aboard and went down : yes, we went
down, but our stomachs came up,
right np under our hats, and we were
at the lower level almost before we
started, but uoue too soon to save
a good dinuer. This heist, by the
way is of the 2000 foot capacity type.
Superintendent Wiekersham said it
is the largest of any quartz mine iu
the state, that of the Red Boy. in
Eastiru Oregon, beiug the only one
that equalB it.
The main shaft is being drivtn
down as fast as the inncliino drills
and three, eight-hour shifts can drive
it. Others drills are at work in the
drifts on the two levels and a fine
body of ore is beiag uncovered. The
west drift on the lower level is 011 ex
ceptionnlly tine ore, currying fine
values in concentrates and free gold,
with a good showing of galena.
There is much of this ore on the
dump, and with that blocked out, the
new mill will thunder unceasingly
when it is set in operation.
About a half hundred men are eon
stantly on the payroll of the Granite
Hill and this list will necessarily be
increased when the mines nro set in
full operation. The conditions for
mining at theso procrties are Ideal,
all faculties, being adequately sup
plied, which means nil abundance of
timber and water as well as ore and
placer channel. A mino such as is
the Granite Hill and such us it w ill
be for many, very many yeur-i, is of
untold value to Grants Pass nnd the
entire Sonthern Oregon mineral dis
trict, for not only t tie owners of the
mine, but the whole county, will
derive benefit from it
Grants Pass Banking & Trust Co.
PAIO IP CAPITAL STOCK
Transacts a General Hanking business.
Iteceive deposits subject to check or on demand certificates.
Our custonnMs are assured of courteous treatment and every consideration con
nisteiit with sound hanking principles.
tafelv deposit boxes for rent. J. KHAN K WATSON. Pres.
K. A. P.OOTII, Vice-l'res.
L. L. JEW KM,, Cashier.
The First National Bank
OF SOUTHERN OREGON.
capitaIj stock, - sso.ooooo.
MORE BRIDGE REPORTS
to a higher point than 103. as it did
in 1890, the height of tlu water will
proportionately increa-e'd under
the bridge, and as a consequence
the water may rise to a level of Sixth
It is from these facta that I have
drawu the eouclusious, that tho pres
ent bridgo structure should bo raised
six feet higher to accommodate any
such emergencies, aud icuder the
bridgo safe , that an additional span,
of 130 feet or more, should be built
on the suuio level as the raised
structure, and rest upon nu abutment
nier. which will protect tho end of
the fill. Tho said till should uot be
less than 30 feet wide on top, and
should extend to tlio south on a very
liidit cradii to some point between
400 and 500 feet south ot the bridge,
so that any high water the bridgo is
aimed to accommodate, w ill uot find
its wav around the south end of the
bridgo iu any way to de-tioy the nil.
A 20-foot road-way would not h.'
sutllciently wido to allow two loads
of hav to pass, or accommodate the
usual heavy teaming that the read is
1 would cull vour attention to the
fact, that it is a very impoitaut mat
ter iu structures of this kind, to pro
vide sufficient safeguards against
wreckage, bv giving all the clearance
possible that can bo seen to bo neces
sary from the conditions that exist,
or that yon have any reasonable belief
will occur at nny time in the life of
tho structure. It mu.-t be hot no 111
mind Hint when a stream of water is
obstructed by a dun, or anything
else, aud tho velocity of the How ol
thn water diminish! d above any siuT
obstruction, as it must be, that the
cross section of the stream above such
dam is increased in direct proportion
to the diminished velocity, so if yon
cut tho velocity fn two, it double
tho niea of cross-section of the stream.
Thn (ill and method recommend,
by Mr. Groudabl, would belitween
two and three feet higher than the
high water mark of l'MKi, which on
tho account of the increased height 1
of water under tlio bridge, because of
cutting off t'.io (lood area, would not
leave thn till over two feet higher
than the water of l'jn:!.
In t'lis examination, Mr. Guinduhl
has taken mv figures as to tho heights
of water aud bridgo. lie has taken no
observations himself, otherwise than
a superficial view of the bridge, dam,
etc. The observations as to the height
of the dam and grade of tho river,
were taken subsequent to Mr.
GruiidaM'a report, and submitted to
him but he does not consider them ol
anv importance. Mr. Griindahl ad
mitted when on tho ground with mo,
that tho ditfi re'ice of level of the high
water of I'M and I WO nt the Power
house was not far enough away from
the influence of till) dam to indicate
tlm true difference.
I am not a bridge specialist, and
have not been requested to puss upon
thu structure, but as I have been in
cused of such and credited with ccr
tain recommendations, which I havi
THE FRUIT IN JOSEPHINE
The Possibilities of Fruit Raising in
This Portion of
Sinco 1S74, I have beeu a resident of
Josepbiuo County aud during that
period have beeu engaged in horti
cultural pursuits. During 20 years
of that time, I ruu what was Known
us tho Redland Nurseries aud propa
gated thousands of unrsery trees that
nro now commercial orenarus iu
Jackson, Douglas aud Josephine
Counties. Orchards that are now
producing incomes to the fortunate
owners that they uever dreamed of at
the time they were induced to plaut
At the present I am growing table
grapes, having SU acres planted 10
grapes, and will plant this spring 20
acres more to grnpos.and will coutiuuo
to piaut t lit) grape until I have 100
acres in vineyard.
Tho possibilities of Josephine
countv as well as all of aoutneru
Oregou as a fruit locality has never
been fully comprehended. A few
progressiva men havo looked ovor the
opportunities of fruit growing in this
countv nnd'aro now profiting by it.
Such men as II. B. Miller, who has
lij ai res ill apples two miles west of
Grants Puss, lieu Dimick with 10
acres in tho same locality, Kisman
llros., Bix miles west of Grants Pass
with 4.1 acres bearing apples, and will
plant this spring 2000 additional
trees, making them 5 acres iu apple
At Wildorvillo, 10 miles soothwost
of Grants Pass, J. II. aud Richard
Kobinson havo 20 acres in apple
orchards. At Merlin, Win. M. Crow,
I. J. Ihissey and tho Booth and Avery
neach orchards market from 10 to 15
thousand boxes of peaches each year.
At Kerbv iu tho southern part of tho
ouuty, iu tho Illinois river valley.
Dr. .las. Spciica has 45 acres in or-
hard, mostly pears and apples.
Them are hundreds of small or
chards throughout: the county vary
ing from nun to tlvo acres 111 size.
To butter understand the fruit out
put of Josephine county, I submit the
following table of fruit exported,
shinned east and to foreign markets
for the years tabulated:
We All Want to Succeed
In our Enterprises
What is tho secret of success? asked the sphinx.
W. II. Hampton &nd J S. How
art) Give Reports.
crates of strawberries, raspberries
aud blackberries to supply the local
trade. Many of these berries are
shipped from California points, this
homo market is an opportunity that
should bo taken advantage of by small
fruit growers living iu this county,
as there is no place ou the Pacific
coast where berries of all kinds ran
bi growu better than we can grow
them iu Josepbiuo county. Iu place
of importing berries of all kinds,
each year for domestic obc, we should
supply our home market with homo
growu berries and export large quan
tities to Souud cities aud Interior
markets. Our olimate aud soil is so
well adapted to the hern industry,
the waut iu this respect of the homo
market should uot any longer bo neg
lected. A few small strawberry
growers around Grants Pass liavo de
monstrated that with water for irri
Ration, this fruit eau bo kept beariug
through tho season from May to
November. But a few acres iu eight
or 10 miles of Grants Pass planted
to berries and irrigated would give
employment and a good living to a
largo number of euorgetio fauilliaa.
Many may say tho waut of water
would prevent many people from en
gaging in berry growing.
Thero is not a 40-acro tract of land
in Josepbiuo county bat what an
abundance of water can bo had by
digging wells and with cheap gaso
line or electric power It is a prao Ileal
and money making scheme to dig the
wells und use the water. Especially
is this true when it is known that one
aero intelligently handled with
water ti irrigate with will, during a
voar. produce 10 times as mucii as
To illustrate, dwell Bros, of Cell
tral Point commercial apple growers
have madu a success growing apples
without irrigation. Theso successful
meu tlo not allow themselves to drift
they keep ou doing things,
As Mi experimental venture, last
vear in their orchard at Central
Push said the Button.
Never be lead said the Pencil.
Take pains said the Window.
Always keep cool said the Ice.
He np-to date said the Calendar.
Never lose your head ssid the Barrel.
Do a driving business said the Hammer.
Cut deep said the Knife,
Our Sti ck and Trices will bear out
at our extensive
You re most cordially inviUd to call and look
lines of everything for the house.
rilKSS CUT GLASS The very newest, the very latest. Most beauti
ful goods, water bottles, tumblers, bead aherberts, footed
sherbets, punch bowls, sugar and cream sets, berry sets,
jelly standi, syrup cups. Vou will be surprised at the
HOLD BAND CRYSTAL GLASS A very rich and effective tsible
wsre. We are alio opening up a very nice line of the
cheaper table glass ware, neat pretty designs, 4 piece
sets, UOj. Cke stands 50 cents; other prices in proportion.
SoiiHonaMo Goods at Trici'S to Please.
Scteen Doors, Window Screens a big assortment.
Hammocks 75 cents to tl.0.
Ice Cream Freer.eri the best made.
Tents at popular prices,
Camp Stoves closing out aline regardless of coil.
Kef 1 iterators closing out a line at very low prices.
Colt "ndTiat Stand. ( on lhe nirket 1,nJeom ooJ''
Sewing machines The New Home Let us save you a lot of money on
the best nia.iiiuo made.
Dish Pans lOo another installment. Sale all week don't niiis this.
Let us Furnish your House Complete.
Carpets the best made will show you why. Wall Paper, House Lin
ing, Shades, l.tce Curtains. A ticket on the 13d. 00 couch with every
50 cent purchase.
R. THOMAS (Sl CO.
Grants Pass, - Oregon.
GREEN HAS CONFIDENCE
Great Things tyre Expected
Kx-Stulo Senator Dan L. Green of
Galice creek, Jonpchiiiu county, has
Just returned to his homo. While in
Point, they put iu a gasoline pumping Portland ho served as Juryman iu tho
plant, which cost them well and federal court und was 0110 of tlio 13
gasoline ciilgno with gasolino for the men who returned a verdlot of guilty
against 1. a. ami liosea wood, In-
Peaches . . .
"ii.tMO lbs. cured
MUM.) lbs. cured
1 200 "
fi.O Kl "
All fancy l-tier apples, Yellow
Newtowns, SplUcnborgs and Jona
thans are, sold in the Kast, Spitz and
Jonathans going to Middle, West mid
Atlantic cities, whihi the Y'ellow
Newtowns nro nearly al sold in Kng
laud ami Germany. Last year 1200
boxes of lien Davis four and five
season VM They Irriagted 100
applo trees and last fall sold tho ap
ples from their irrigated trees for
(1 1(H) W0 moro than their pumping
plant cost them.
Without Irrigtuion, these 100 apple
trees, owing to the very dry senson,
and the very dry giouud, where they
check or on certificate payable on demand.
fells sarin drafts on New York t-an Francisco, and Portland.
Keceive deposits subject to i
Telegraphic transfers sold on all points in the I nited Mates.
Special Attention given t i Collections and general business of our customers.
Collections made throughout houtluni Oregon, and on all accessible points.
It. A. 1SOOTII. 1'res.
J. C. CAM PIIKI.I., Vice Pres.
11. 1.. (ill.KKY. Cashier
I BUY AND SELL REAL ESTATE
Here are a few llarqnin fur n shnrt time nnh.
v .ji i jo r..a o.lioiniiiB citv limits. One 7-room bouse
one It-room house. Small barn, and a good celhir under house.
f,.ncedr small orchard, all varieties of fruit. Prieo liUU;
cash, balauce on time at eight lr cent interest.
C0 17s 10 acres just ootside citv limits. Small orchard and
saml'l dwelling house. Price fsJO. ibis place will be offered at this
price for the ui xt :S0 days only.
No. 211 New 8-room house, two acres of ground all in orchard,
situated ou the main street iu the city, all fenced and all improvements
rir.t class. Price, tJjOO.
Residence and business lots in any part of the city. Prcies n vou
able and terms to suit.
Call on or addri
Headquarters for Ileal K-tatc.
Office on E Street, between Fourth and Fifth Stm ts,
GRANTS PASS. - - OREGON.
. -Mfi.- TT-" P ' 1 TT A A It A Awn
Blue Front Shop
Soutb Sixth Street,
t t t
-m-"-.As W 1 It I
. A .111 inns rwrs
All work is strxt'y hrt-cl.- ard "
IIl-lKI-Iff V. riOlTIl. irniC lnw. Or.
Grants Pass, Oregon, Ma) 100-1.
To the Ilonorablo County Court, of
Pi rsuant to request, I have examin
ed the countv bridge across Kngue
Hiver, and the dam of the Grants Pass
New Water Light and Power Co.,
with reference to tho interference of
tho latter with the former Ihave
also taken the 11 cessary observations
of tho differences of levels, etc., to
determine the matter horenfter set
I find that the dam has raised the
level of the water about six f'.it
above low water mark, that is, of the
original low water mark at tho
bridge; that tho Water Power Co.
have a head of eight feet ou I heir
turljno wheels; that tho fall of t'.e
river from the Power house for IV 0
feet down river is 1 fl-10 feet ; that
thu watitr above tho dam stands at
practically a dead level for ovro cue
half mile above tho bridge; that
from all testimony obtainable, the
high water of Wl reached the same
height under the bridge as did the
water of lijt'O, when there was no
dam below the bridge; that at the
Power lionse the viator of I'JOS jacked
three feet of belli;, as high as the
water of lN'.K); that elsewhere on the
river, the water of I'JOU was not so
high as iu lS'JO by from five to 10 feet,
five feet at Savage Hupids and 10 feel
! iu those portions of the river where
the river had a normal flow, without
any influences from rapids or falls;
, that the difference ill heights of the
I water at the Power house at the
! different periods docs not indicate
; the trno difference, the point being
too close ti the Cam to be free from
These farts show tliiat if the water
ever rises as high as it ma in ',
It will rise to greater height under
the bridge than it has ever In-fore.
I Asa result of the river washing
I; around the south en I of tlm Water
Company's dam in I'Ml, I find that
: the main force of the current was tie
j ' fleeted In the direction "of tho south
1 1 pier of the bridge, and as a result,
i the said pier has been thrown out cf
j vortical about six inches down stream,
i If the proposed fill is made from
' a point 1W feet sonth of the end of
i the present span, for the purpose of a
solid road-way, a flood area of some
:viO fret in width of the flood of 1'jo:i
will be cot out, and this water will
be forced underneath the bridge, and
will raise it at least a foot or more,
if the water only reaches the stage of
Wi3; and in case the river should rise
not made, a few words on the matter
will not bo amiss. From nn engi
neering standpoint thero is consider
ahh'.fault to be found with the bridge.
It rests upon two-thirds of the sup
port that the Iirst bridgo of two spans
did, doubling thu load of the piers.
The pier.! am not properly braced
together, and if the South pier is
not strengthened und braced, anollu r
high water may wreck it. The bridge
is too narrow lor lU. height anil
length. Hi" bridge is subjected
to' excessive strains aud teiiisous, bo
cause of its treat flexibility from
its narrowness. It is not possible to
tighten the bridge up any more, us
it is tightened to the limits provided.
And you cannot pronounce a bridge
safe from the borings of two or three
of its members. One defective tim
ber will wrick it. As a matter of
future economy to the county, It Is
my opinion, being a tax-payer, that
the bridge is better suited for some
other point on tint river when- the
trallio is not so heavy or liubl to
such rapid increase. The timbers
ill the bridge have I,m ii in place as
long, ill the practice of llailnad l"n
gineoring, as it is con-idin d safe.
Therefore from (he facts In reti, fore
stated, I cannot concur with Mr.
Gruud.ihl as to the width or heigh! of
t,.e fill ; but believe that for a r-
inauent proposition, that my coin In
dicted fur conspiracy to defraud the
government ill connection with tho
pensions of Indian War veterans,
Mr. Gi'een expressed tho greatest
confidence in thu milling future of
southern Oregon. Ho bus beeu cu
gaged In mining ventures in that
section for tho past 60 years, and is
thn owner of several promising quartz
and placer claims. Ho is also inter
ested in thu Galice Creek Consolidat
ed, a valuable placer proposition.
Great things arn expected of that
section of the statu In a mining way,"
ho said. "There Is thn Yank ledgi
IU. C. Z. 11. Column ;
wyiM. ,i,fti,wnawh!iM mmAAA
The regular meeting of the W. O.
T. U. will be held Friday, June 8,
in the League room of the M. E.
church at 3 :!I0 p. m. It is very im
portant that wo have a good attend
tier apples were exerted from Grunts i woro sitututed would not havo ma- fr jiiNtiiii.f, which Is yery prom I s-
1'ass to Ma ('Inning, Manchuria with
sit is'actory results.
Tho applo is the leading friut for
this locality and with tho profits d i
rived from growing it heru in a few
years, with progressive men manag
ing hi' go commercial orchards, is
hound to bo a very profitable mid
paying branch of horticulture that
this locality is so well adapted to.
Thero are hundreds of acres of choice
apple lands situated ill Josephine
county implanted waiting for men
with capital, energy and intelligence
I to take advantage of tho opirtunlty
Grants Pass is a city or -1000 sipu
latioi gaged principally ill lum
bering, b.ix inaniilacturiiig nnd min
ing. .AS a IOC II ill .rsei, nir lis i'u-
bitlou it Is tho best I have ever seen.
Laeh and every year the grocery linns
of this citv nro shipping hundreds or
tured a dollar's worth of marketable
I cite theso facts, because I have
personal knowledge of their truth,
that progri'ssivo men can look over
theso opportunities and not overlook
thmu. Josephine county, with only
a population of about 7MK1 people,
has the natural rcsorticcs in soil,
climate and adaptability tn the
growing of all kinds of fruit, in con
nection w ith her timber and iiiim ral
in suniMirt u large population, mid
make homes for many more indus
trious people. Fruit growing Is like
all occupations; It means work,
With industry, intelligent ly dirccti d,
it means a good living, uud a com
petency for old age.
A. li. CAItriON,
Horticultural Commissioner, Third
sinus tire not initio nasi cvinraw n
Itcspcctfullv submit i d,
WIl.LIAM II. IIAMI"
Grants Pas', Oregon, May . I
To the Honorable County Court if
Josephine ( !,iuuty.
I b;tv the honor to ll.ake u 1 .1 ief
report upon the conditions existing
at the brid,.e across Hoguo river at
Grnuts Pass as follows to wit :
On February 1, 1 ski I, I was called
by Countv Judge J. O. liiotn to
make a coiirultation examination iu
comparty with W. H. Hampton, C K ,
of tin-condition afTioting the safety
of the bridge no utioin d, at the tine s
of hiuh water, and aim to what ex
tent the dam below the bridg.i i that ! "''- structure
..( .i... i- v,.m- wi. r l.iL.l.t d. n, nation ; t'.e
and Power Co. contributed to that
danger to the structure, from raising
the water and lessening the grade i f
the river. Mr. Hampton and myself,
. :.. I 11 . I .., ...1 i , , ...... ..!
alter f-X tlllio IOK e"' m, j
and around the bridge site, dceoh d
Uiou what we thought were the host ,
methods upon which 10 make said
fxamlntaion and report; und as Mr.
Hampton had his instruments there, j
it was agreed that bo should make j
such surveys an 1 levels as we h i I do- i
termiued Us,n ; and 0!"jii that d it,
each uiakfc a upon cp' n tie ( loll
lions we found them. I have
read Mr. Hampton's' report und find
be has covered the ground most
thoroughly and I i ndorse such report
in a.l its essential points and I will
al-o add that the situation resolves
itself to this simple proposition v u :
That if you do not protect the low
ground at tho South end of the bridge
l,.v a strong road-way embankment of
at bast 11 fed high and extending
loi; or oiui to the I Igh ground, the
i ivi r w ill i nt a new channel around
the south end of the bridgo and if you
do construct the said embankment,
you will confine the water to sui h
an area that it will rise to within
two feet of tho bridgo structure, so ill
either event, you havo a serious
in, nanoi to the bridge; but if the
dam below did not exist, you would
have six f , ft more area below and
from the increased veliK'ity of the
stream thereby, thn water won hi bo
six fee t lower under the bridge, mak
ing light feet between tho lower
on tubers of the bridge at such a time
as the Hood of IH'.HI, uud then also, a
six foot high embankment would be
1 will also state that I was not cull
id upon to pars on the strength of the
III view of its con
requested was ill relation lo the dau
gei from Moods, aud how much the
dam below contributed to the danger
f (lo- pres. nt structure.
J. H. HOWAIU), C. K.
World's Fair Excursion
The Denver it Hlo Grande, in con
nection W illi the Missouri Pacific, w ill
run a series of Personally Conducted
Excursions to the World's Fair during
Juno. Theso excursions will run
through to St. Louis without change
of cars, making short stops at princi
pal points ill route. Tho first of
these exiuisous will leave Portland
Juno 7th, and the second Juno 171b.
The rate from Grants Pass will be
177 50 to St. Louis und return I'--cursbinlsts
going via the Denver A
Hio Grando have the privilege of re
turning via a different route. This l
tho most pleasant way, as well as the
most delightful route, to cross tin'
continent. Thn stops arranged give
an opisirtunity (f visiting tin' various
(Kiiiits of interest iu and about Salt
Lake City, Denver and Kansas City.
If you wish to accompany one of
these excursions witn at once to W.
C. Mcliride, 121 Third street, Port
land, for sleeping car reservations.
GIVF.N AWAY I
A very pretty China Tea S, t
A Peautiful Hug
A useful Trunk
A desirable Dress Pattern i lilacs I
A fiiio All Lim n Table Cover
A pair Nice Ijicb Curtuins.
Ked rtlnr Btore.
Ing. It carries a body of ore 25 foot
ill width, which is cut by the Hoguo
river, and cropping of which have
been traced for n distance of It) to 15
H. P. McNevin, a prominent
Nevada mining man, who at one time
contested the United -eitatos senator
ship with Senator Sharon, began de
velopment work ou tho Yank 20 years
ago, His sudden deatli put a tempor
ary stoji to operations.
"Tho Ankenys, Conks. I). P.
Thompson and M. H. llurrell of Port
land were the first to engage in by.
draulio placer mining iu the Galice
district. " Journal.
Excursion Rates to Yaqulna Bav.
On Juno 1st the Southern Pacific
Co. will resume sale oi Excursion tick
ets to Newport, und Yiimiiun liny.
Itnth season aud S'lturday to Monday
tickets will be sold. This (sipular re
sort Is grow ing in favor each year,
hotel rates are reasonable and thu op
poitunities for fishing, hunting and
sea but!, ing are unexc elled by any oth
er resort oil the Pacific coast.
W. K Couuiii,
C it'll. Pass. Agent.
Broken Things Wanted
When your Furniture, Organ,
Guitar or Mandolin needs repairing
or reiuishing, and your furniture u.
hol-tering, call at West Front street,
let we, ii :jd aud 4th st. New Fur
niture made to order. I-awn mowers
.bar;, ii' d. Work guaranteed.
Drives to Dciprration.
Living at an out of the way place,
remote from civilization, a family is
often driven to desperation in eases of
accident, resulting in burnr, cuts,
wouuds, ulcers, Ho.- I-ay ill a supply
of liui klen's Arnica Halve. It's the
best ou earth. 25fl, at National Drug
Store and (rants Pass Pharmacy.
See Voorhies about Kodaks and t-upplie
Triumphi of Modra Suri(ry.
Won lei ful things are done for the
human body by surgery. Organs are
taken out uud scraped and polished
and put hack, or tl cy may be removed
entirely; bones lira spliced; pipes
lake the place of diseased sections of
veins; antiseptic dressings are ap
plied to wounds, bruises, burns aud
like injuries hefoie inflammation sets
iu, which causes then, to heal with
out maturation aud Iu one third thu
time required by the old treatment.
Chauihei lalu's Pail) Halm acts on this
same principle. It is an antiseptic
aud wlo n applied to such injuries
causes them to heal very quickly.
also allays the pa in unit soreness.
Ksp a bottle of Pain iliilui In your
homo und it will save you time and
money, not to mention thn inconven
ii tics and autfi-ring which inch iu
juries entail. For sale by all drug
Chrmhiiltin'i Sloirmh and Liver Tablet Bet
ttr Than s Uoctor'i Priuopnun.
Mr. J. W. Turner, of Truhart, Va
says that Chamberlain's Stomach aud
Liver Tablets have done him more
good than anything he could get from
the doctor. If anv 'physician in this
country was able to compound
mediiiiio that would produce such
uratifviiig results in case of stomach
trouble, bilnusnes or constipation,
his whohi time would be usol iu
iirennrina this one medicine. For
alo by all druggists. ,
Mrs. II. E. Iloliugshead, oorrospon
dent, Los Angeles, CaL : The first
Methodist Episcopal conference to
admit women delegates, now in ses
sion iu this oity, received a royal
welcome At Sau Bernardino the
delegates wern mot by the reception
committee bearing flowers and fruits.
As they left tho train at Los Angeles
thoir hands were filled with sweet
poas and roses and showers of rose
leaves descended puon thoir heads as
they passed under tho floral arches
erected iu their honor, the people all
the whilo shouting, "Woloome to
At tho opening session of the con
ference, 10, (XX) oalla lilies decorated
tho platform. Each day the chamber
of commerce distributes flowers and
oranges and serves lemonade to the
Tho bishops' addresses souud the
keynoto of tho conference. This Is
what was said ou thn tomperanoe
"Tho banner wo follow in this holy
war must henr thcau two legends:
Total Abstlucuco and Legal Prohibi
tionTotal abstineuco as the only
personal security, and the only foun
dation for help to the weaker brother;
constitutional prohibition of the
manufacture aud sale of all Intoxicat
ing liquors to bo used as beverages,
the only method yet discovered for
any widely effective and permmauent-
successful war upon the liquor
The abolishment of the canteen was
recommended, also perpetual tern-
pornuce teaching in the Sunday
schools, day schools, churches,
colleges and iu the religions press.
Ou our train was Mrs. Florence
Iiichards, delegate from the Central
Ohio conference, and National W.
T. U. lecturer, who said when
introduced to the conference that
elected her :
"This is the way I long have sought.
And mourned because I found it not, "
which remark from It aptness galnol
the a plauso of the bouso. At the
first session of that assembly, one of
thu women present made a motion;
tho bishop told her to "wait." She
replied, "Yes, we have waited 11
years aud wu can wait a little long
Of the API delegates ill attendance
25 are women Their "doings ' will
bo watched with interest.
As reporter for thn Union Signal,
I was given one of the best seats,
which I took as a compliment to
woman's cause," as we'.l as to our
most excellent patsT.
VTorit of All xperltncei.
Cuu anything be worse than to feel
that every minute will be your last?
Such was the exiierteuce of Mrs. 8.
H. Newsun, Decatur, Ala. "For
three years" she writes, "I eudured
Insufferable pain from indigestion,
stomach aud bowel trouble. Death
siemed inevitable when doctors aud
all remedies failed. At length I was
induced to try Electrlo Bitters and
the result was miraculous. I Im
proved at once and now I'm com
pletely recovered." Kor Liver, Kid
ney, Stomach aud Bowel troubles.
Electric Bitters is the only medicine.
Ouly 50c. It's guaranteed by National
Drug Storo aud Grants Pass Pharmacy.