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GRANTS PASS, JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OREGON. THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 1904.
E. A. WADE
Front Street, west Palace hotel
GRANTS PASS, ORE.
If you have a building
that you want Moved,
Raited or Levelled up,
Call on cr address
A. E. Holloway.
Grants Pass Banking. & Trust Co.
PA!l VI' PAI'lTAIi STOCK
Transacts a tieneral bunking business.
Receives deposits subject to checW or on demand certificates.
m Our customeis are assured of courteous treatment and every consideration con
sistent with sound banking principles.
Safety deposit boxes (or rem. J. FKASK WAT.SON. Pres.
it. A. BOOTH, Vice-Pres.
L. L. JEWELL, Cashier.
The First National Bank
OF SOUTHERN OREGON.
CAPITAL STOC K,
Ueeeive deposits subject to check or on certificate payable on demand.
Sells sit' In drafts on New York Han Francisco, and Portland.
Telegraphic transfers sold on all points in the I'nited Htates.
Special Attention ptvtn fi Collections and general business of our customers.
Collections made throughout Southern Oregon, and on all accessible points.
It. A. BOOTH, l'res.
J. O. t'AMI'HKI.L. Vice l'res.
H. L. U1LKKY, Cashier
MARBLE AND GRANITE WORKS
.1. n. i'adpocic. I'noiu.
I am prem-red minrnish anjthing in the line ot Cccieltr work in any kind
of-MAKBLE or GUAMTE.
Nearly thirty year of experience in the Marble business warrants my saving
t mt I can till your orders in the very beet manner.
Can furnish work In Scotch, Swede or American Granite or any kind I
J. B. PADDOCK,
i-'rom Sirpoi Next to Grecne'a liui.sliop.
...Newell Bros. Racket Store...
TiiH'm lliilltliuu:, Kixtli Street
We Have Bargains in
Straw Huts, 2uc for tne 50o kind
linsu halls mid Hats
Lumps, complete, 25n
Oranges nud Lemons
(v-e our 5,
10 and 15 Cent Counter.
TELLS OF PANAMA CANAL
Most Wonderful Gold Find Yet Reported in Oregon Dis
covered by 18-Year-0ld Boy,.
Josephine County Mine Two
Weeks Old Yields Over
The most wonderful gold discovery
ever reported iu Oregon, was mado
a week ago Sunday by Kay Eriggs
by pore accident. The boy, who is
but 18 years of age, was out on the
mountains near Thompson creek hunt
ing grouse nud stumbled onto a ledge
of almost pore gold, cropping out of
the surface. The find was of such
magnitude that the boy, miner thai
lie is, could not realize that he had
made the record breaking strike. He
cnrefully gathered up a donble hand
ful of the best specimens aud secured
a chunk of tho quartz about the size
of a c mdle box, which ho took home
to his father's placer mine. When,
the lad reached home ho left the large
chunk In the yard, lest possihlo
visitors at the boose might see his
find. There was, however, none
but tho family at homo aud he an
nounced to his father, David Briggs,
that he had hauilled his lust boulders.
Tho father was startled to hear the
dutiful son muke such a rash state
ment when his help was S3 much
ueeded at the placer mine, but wheu
tho specimens of gold were displayed
and fin illy the big chunk-ot quartz
produced, tho father agreed that there
was it more profitable work iu sight
than hurtling boulders. Tho rock
was quickly crushed iu a band mor
tar nud yieldo I nearly S00 in value.
Early tho next morning fuuii'l tho
Briggs families David Briggq and
two sous, George Briggs and Charles
Howard HUd son at the place where
the find was made and three claims
were quickly stalled out. Then be
gan active mining, tho machinery
however, consist ir:g only of a bund
jnortar. In two hours they had se
cured $2000 and by night they had
rich quartz stacked up in piles.
By Thursday night they had mor
tared out 135,000. On Saturduy David
Briggs reached Grants Pass with a
part of the yield, slit! tit f 1000, which
was taken to tho Grants Pass Banking
& Trust Co. Tho iicwb of the find
quickly spread and scores ot people
called at the bank to look at tho gold
and to inquire if the report was nc-
tnilly true. Mr. Briggs called at the
Courier office and showed ns a speci
men of the gold and gave the facts
substantially as above stated. Mr.
Briggs was born in Josephine county
and the fifl years of his ilfe have been
spent in Jospehnie county and we can
vouch for the truth of whatever he
All day Monday, people called nt
I the bulk and Cashier Jewell was kept
busy showing the milk pan full ol
gold to open-eyed spectators, who,
used (0 gold finds as we are, were not
expecting anything of this magnitude
Iu tho evening a telephone message
was received stating that an addi
tional t'000 had been taken oat on
Saturday and tho ledge was getting
better the further down theywiut.
The ledge is about 0110 foot wide
aud thus far, they have made nil ex
cavation about 10 feet long by seven
teet deep. The gold is found iu de
composed quartz, in some instances
the gold being in layers en inch or
more in thickness 11 lid standing oil
edgo with a layer of dcrcniiHwd
quartz sprinkled with chunks of gold
alongside. On.i of these livers of
gold weighed in the neighboi hood of
The gold brought to Grants Puss
Saturday was the first taken out nud
was from the surface, with dust car
ried by the shitfing winds st.U upon
it, while somo of tho hirger pieces
had grass roots rutwiuvd iu the
crevices of tho metal. The gold is of
a dark color and covere.t with ilust
as it was, might easily have beeu
tfavelcd over many times without
being discovered. But us they went
down tho color brightened und the
quartz became harder. Some of the
specimcnts wcio very beautiful w ith
clear white, quartz studied with
bright yellow points anil seams of
pure gold finding its w y tluough the
The find is located in the South
western part of Juspchiiio county, near
the California line and in tho iliieet
line of the mineral 7.0110 which touches
tho Steamboat country. Already pros
pectors aro scouring the hills unit, a
stampede is expected. We confidently
expect to hear of other rich finds made
iu that district during thu next tew
months, ns that country has been
neglected so far as systeii utiu pros
pecting is concerned. In tho early
f0's however, many rich finds were
Grants Pass Music House
Successors to Dcmarce Muilc House
III coming before the citizens of Grants Pass the new pro
pi ittors desire to state that it is their intention to keep the
Grants Pass Music House
tip to the stnmlaid set by the Hemaree Mumc House, and
to supply Grants Pass and vicinity with everything in the
Music and Musical Instrument line at the right prices
Buy your instruments-of a home concern that will guaran
tee every article told.
Sheet music sold at half list price.
H. B. MILLER, U, S. CONSUL
I TI10 Kuvlan Bear Take Down
GRANTS PASS MUSIC HOUSE
Miss Minnie Ireland, Manager
ODD FELLOWS BUILDING, - - GRANTS PASS, OREGON
A correspondent of tho Ban Francis
co Examiner, Edwin II. Clough, has
tho. loll owing to say of a former resi
dent of Grants Pass, Hon. II. I).
Miller. The article appeared iu the
issue of Juno 111 and is us fellows :
BUY AND SELL REAL ESTATE
OWN YOUR OWN HOME
a 1 hel
0 at Newchwang for the United States,
is uutiiorized to exerciso ministerial p 1, . DD. . . -,
functions,' is what Viceroy AlexW If . On I P PI NG
wrote Civil Administrator Grossel
chared; l.i acres in alfalfa; 100
Good water right, and good house
Orchard with all varieties of fruit.
No. 245. 200 acres; 1 JO at res
acres iu grain; 2.'i acres in pasture,
of nine rooms. Barn 40 x 80 feet.
Price, per acre.
No. 244. 80 acres; good wuter right; no improvements,
sold soon. Cash fc.OO.
ICO acres about 13 miles from the city. Good houso co-t
Abont tiOO.OOO feet of good saw timber. Will sell for
"There is one American, however,
wl o laughs quietly at this Russian
hatred one citizen of tno great re-
j pnblio who tells Russia's agents to
I their teeth that they must respect
every right of American citizens
I guaranteed under the existing treaties
i with China. Consul Miller of New
rhwaug has beeu a sharp thorn iu the
side of the Muscovite behemoth ever
1 since the stupendous larceny of 11HH,
j wheu Russia stole Munchur:u from
j China, and, iu the langungo of Bill
Tweed, asked the world what they
were going to do about It.
"Mr. Miller is a slender, delicate
man, whose gray hair is hss an in
dication of advancing nge thuii the
1 premature evidence of a long cotitin
I aed and strenuous struggle against
the aggressions of the most unsreupu
! lous diplomacy oil earth.
"'I wish voa would ascertain
iHhetherMr. Miller. Consul-General I respect or
'That flag was hoisted by my orders-
it was my flag to protect the lives
and property of American citizens.
Put It ba k.'
"On the following morning, just lis
the Muuchuriiiu dawn was bunking
in all its splendor across -tho Liaou
tuug gulf, an inspector of police came
to the corrcsponduiiis' mess an 1 with
profuse apologiej for tho 'mistake'.
Hauled Old Glory to the masthead.
",So it has happened in a I tho deal
lugs between Consul Miller nud the
uutnearts of Kussia. Even in his
capacity as the custodian of Japanese
It Will Tkas Ten Years to Com
C. E. Grunsky, former City Engi
neer of Sau Francisco, now a Panama
Canal Commissioner, arrived 10 this
city yosterday, says the 3. r. Exami
ner of Sunday. Ml. Grnnsky's return
was not on ofllcial business, but to
attend to personal affairs. Speakiug
of tho work of the Canal Commis
sion. Mr. Gruuskysaid;
'The work of the men who have
beeu appointed by the Government to
superintend the building of the Pana
ma Cnnnl is well under way. The
Commissioners visited the Isthmus of
Pannua In a body several weeks ago
and made a thorough inspection of the
proposed route of the canal. The
Commission found that tho work done
by tho old French Panama Canal Com
pany, from which the United States
bought tho franchiso for $10,000,000,
will ho very helpful to the Uuited
States iu hastening the work of the
"Tho Commission spent two weeks
011 thu isthmus and made a thorough
invest igatoin of the canal zone. On
retnriiing to the United 'States aft'.r
the investigation, a crop of assistant
engineers was seut to t'auamn to
mala) surveys and .estimates of the
woik to be done. The report ol the
engineering body cannot be mado for
somo months yet, and the 1 lau and
lefiuite route of the canal cannot be
letermiued by tho Commission for
nearly a yeur. When the exact route
of the canal Ins been determined on
we will bo nbln to definitely estimate
tho amiviiit of excavation that will be
needed and will then bo able to give
a fairly close estimate of how long It
will take to build the canal.
'When the commissioners arrived
011 the Isthmus they found (100 or 700
men ut work on tho excavation. Those
men were ill the employ of the French
mpnuy and in order' to hold the
franchise of the Colombian govern
ment for the canal, we wero compell
ed to keep Ibeso men lit work. It
will he a year before auy large con
tracts can ho let because ij will take
that time for tho cnmmisisoii to de
termine on a definite plan of build-
n g. General U. W. Davis, one of the
commission, has been appointed by
President Roosevelt as Governor of
tiie Canal zone, and is now actively
in charge of tho work being done on
"None of tho peoplo at present In
charge of the canal or who havo in
the past been connected with it have
ever ostimu'ed tho time of building
the canal tinier eight years. Some
have expressed tho opinion that it
wilLbiko 'JO years. I think 10 years
is a Tow estimate of tho tinio it will
take to complete tho Panama canal.
GATES. BOYS ARRESTED
Express Messenger O'Neil's
deri s Caught.
interests in Manchuria, he has foriuu- ;t Copley,
lated tho law of Interna'tional courte.-y ICIko, Nev.,
to thu ill inannori d Russian. Only
the other day ho procured the release
of the two Japanese 'hoys' arrested on
board the steamer of a Chicago news
paper and deta'lied ns s pi. s. Helms
been the solo bulwark between the
Russian avalanche and the American
settler in Manchuria, lie has safe
guarded American trade interests;
and he Jiai. compelled Russian arro
gance to respect American rights in a
land where might is right and where
the bayoni t is the symbol of the fort
of justice that has superseded the an
cient urhilrami nt of the knout.
"Consul Miller' should enjoy the es
teem of every patriotic eili.'ii of
America. He has already cmpcllcil
cvciy Russian autocrat
with whom lie has come in contact.'
wheu informed, that tho representative! From Opp Mine to Selby Smelt
of the hated republic bad demanded '
and received from Russian authority
ina YV01 ks.
Stop paying rent. I0 down aud a month will purchase a lot iu
almost any portion of tthe city.
Call on or address
Hcadiuurlers for Ileal Estate.
OtBce on E Street, lxtween Fourth and Fifth Street.
GRANTS PASS. - - OREGON.
All work I strict It tirUcl9 tnd
111: ru.x; v r.ouLn,
Blue Front Shop
SoutU Sixth Street,
t t t
Mining Tool Workers
'some unusually obnoxious concession, j
"The Russian Is an adept in the;
! brutal art of bluff, but Mr. Miller is
ja Westener an On gonlan aud he
; knows how to oppose .the roarso pre-
' teuso of the Cossack. His uniform
snccess in beating the Russian at bis
own game lias nnrinefltiouiibly com
mended him to the conservative ele.
menu of the Btute Department, but
this tacit approval of his action is
j dui altogether to the circomstar.ee
I that he has been successful .this far.
, If he had not known bow to make
the Russian coou conic down out of
'his tree, there would have been 110
(occasion for that pathetic inquiry by
1 Alcxitff concerning the powers of this
I Crockett of the Far Fast,
j "It was Consul Miller who ordered
Civil Administrator Grosse to restore
the American flag hauled down by
j the Russians as a guarantee of the
good faith that animates their hatred
1 of Americaus. '
I " 'Put that flag back where yon
1 found it,' was. in effect, what Consul
, Miller wrote to the Civil Admiuis
I " 'Jt was floating over a Chinese
A carload of couieiit rates was ship
ped Thuisday to the Selby smeller at
Vallejo, California, from the Opp
mine. Work at this mine is being
pushed with vigor by Mr. J. W. Opp,
the owner, und the quart, mill is run
day and night mid also .Sundays mid
the monthly oh an-ups are large und
are increasing uch mouth ns Hie ore
is steadily growing richer as a greater
depth is reached. Mr. Opp has hud
e viral good offers for hit mil ing
propeity, which consists of 4XJ acres
of laud, one and a half miles vo st of
Jacksonville, 011 which are b. cited
several promising h dgis besides li e
one he is working, by parties who
would more fully develop the property
aud rulirgn t ie narlz milt to 80 or 4n
stamps. Jacksonville Sentinel
! Deep tearing or wrenching pains
j occasioned ty getting wet through ;
I worse when at rest, or on first moving
the limb) and in cold or damp
weather, is curd quickly by l!ul
lard's rinow l.ioiueut. 0cur Oh son,
Gibson City, Iiliuon, writes. Fell.
Oregon Masons Elect Officers for
The Grand Lodge of Oregon, A. F.
& M., elected the following new o Ul
cers at the aunual communication iu
Portland, last week :
Grand master, Thomas Grey, Port
land; deputy graud master, W. II.
Flauagau, Grants Pass; seuior grand
warden, W. T. Williamson, Portland;
junior warden, Lot I Pearce, Salem;
grand treasurer, Henry Roe, Portland ;
graud secretary, James F. Robinson,
Kugeue; trustoes of educational fund,
John M. Hodsou, M. S. Woodcock and
John B. Cleland all of Port laud.
ROYAL Ar.CII MASONS.
The Grand Chapter of Royal Arch
Masons has elected the following o Ul
Graud high priest, Thomas F. Ryan,
Oregon City; deputy grand high
priest, Edward Diddle, Dallas; graml
king, Lot H. Pearoo, Sale 111, ; grand
scribe, Frauk W. Davis, La Grande;
grand captain of host, L. Steiuer, Sa
lem; grand lecturer, Goorgo II. Bur
nett, Salem; grand P. S., Ldward
Kiddie, grand K. A. captain, Frank
W. Miller, Albany; G.M. third Tail,
A, J. Marshall, Portland; G. M. sec
ond vail, Henry Roe, Portland; G. M.
third vail, O. J. Buchanan, Oregon
City; grand sentinel, John Dukeliart,
Portland; grand secretary, James F.
Robinson, Eugene; grand treasurer,
D. P. Mason, Albany.
The grand chapter, Order of the
Eastern Star, lias elected the following
grand officers for the ensuing year:
Worthy grand matron, Mrs. Delia
Houston, Portland ; wcrthy graud pat
ron, U. t. Coshow, Kosaburg; asso
ciate grand matron, Inei M. Ryan,
ih-cgou City; associate grand patron,
George M. Highland, Portland; grand
socretary, Mary Scott Myers, The
Dalles; grand treasurer, Clara F. Lyle,
La Grande; grand conductress, Iiay L.
Sherwiu, Ashland; associate grand
conductoress, Florence Nasberg,
THES. 0. NORMAL SCHOOL
Two men, whom the authorities bo
lieve beyond a doubt to be the
notorious Gates brothers, George
and hdwlii, of Alameda, who on
March 1, blew up und robbed the ex
press car and killed Messenger O'Noil
California, are iu jail at
having been arrested on
the charge of horse stealing.
On the night of June (1, they stole
two horses from a ranch 12 miles west
of Elko, and passed through Elko nud
stole saddles and bridles from a ranch
fo.irmihs cast of Kiko. They were
arresti d by W, H. Grlswold, IN miles
sinlh of Toauo. Orlswold rccgnl.ed
the horses from descriptions sent out
The yoi ug men weru brought to
Elko Friday by Sheriff Chirk, when
it was fon-:d that they tallied exactly
with the pictures and descriptions of
the (iates brothers, excepting that one
is a Utile taller than the description ;
but the gunshot wounds, features and
genual make-up tally exactly. The
ir.cn give the names of II. T. Thomas
and Edward Armstrong.
Win ii interviewed, they made a full
eonf ession of stealing the horses, bul
r fused lo sjs nk regarding their pre
vious wle reabouts. Just before their
am st they held up and robbed a
saloon In Cherry Creek, but this they
Wont of All Experience!.
Can anything be worse than to feel
that vi ry minute will be your lust';
Such was the experience of Mrs. H.
II. Ncwson, Decatur, Ala. "For
three years" she writes, "I endured
iusulferable pain from indigestion,
sloin.eli and bowel trouble. Death
S' emcd inevitable when doctors and
all n medics failed. At length I was
induced in try Electric Hitters and
the risult was miraculous. I im
proved at once and now I'm com
pletely recovered. " For Liver, Kid
in r, Htomai h and liowel troubles,
Electric Hitters Is the only medicine.
Only .''. It's guaranteed by National
Drug Store and Grunts Pass Pharmacy.
U)e Ware that Wears
Lava Enamelled Ware
our latest importation stands today withont a rival iii"
point of quality, style and finish; made from heavy
steel rolled especially for the purpose; covered on the
outside with 3 heavy coats of very hard elastic en
amel and on the inside with PURE white PORCE
LAIN. We guaranta this ware to be free from lead,
antimony or arseuic We guarantee every piece.
You will be pleased with the reasonable prices.
Wall Papers Another Big consignment just received;
beautiful designs, exquisite colorings.
The stcck is carried right here for immediate delivery.
Call and let us ahow you the largest Hue iu Southern
Oregon no trouble, we'll be pleased to. Get the
prices on these goods delivered in your house. East
ern freight rales are deceptive. Free paste with all
Room Mouldings -Discount
Sale on liaby Go Carts
Special Figures on Stoves and Ranges
R. THOMAS (Q. CO.,
Grants Pass, - Oregon.
' " T'
LODE CLAIMS ON PLACER
inn nud it is the law of Newchwang j
that only the Russian flag shall fly!
!, ISW2: "A year ago I was trmibh d
witii paiu in my back. It toou got
over Chinese house,' ws Monsieur
bottle of Unllard's Know Liniment
2.V, 60p. 11.00 at Mover
cured me. '
have made it applicable to the UruK Co'
Chinese.' was the Ojotol's retort.' Jad Taylor guarantees all wori.
How About Your Summer Vac
Newport on Yaiulna iiuy Is the
ideal seaside resort of the North
Pacific ('oast. Hound trip tickets ai
unatly reduced rates on sale from
all Houthcrn 1'aeiflc ixiiuts iu Oregon
on and after Jane 1st. Ask agents for
further information and a handsomely
illustrated souvenir booklet, or write
to Kdwiu Stone, Muuager ('. & K. H.
It, Albany, Oie , or W. K. C'oman,
(J. 1'. A., H. P. Co, Portland.
Go hMiing now, but get your tackle
from Craaier I!ros.
The aunual meeting of the Hoard
of Regents of the Southern Oregon
Stato Normal school was held at
Ashland, Wednesday, and presided
over by Governor Chamberlain.
; The existing officers of thu board
were all unanimously reelected as
follows: II. U, Kinuey, president;
W. I. Vawter,' vice p fBidcut; O. JJ.
Thomas, secretary ; E. V. Carter,
treasurer; executive committee, II.
O. Kinney. B. P. Neil and K. II.
The board ro-eleoted the entire
fnoulty of the past, year except In
the case of Homer I. Walts, of the
chair of mathematics. The filling of
this place and the selection of an ail
ditlor.nl critlo teacher was left to tie
executive committee. No changes
were mad-t in the matter of sala" les of
teaehors. Tho following is the
faculty for the yea" l'.'OI-ti ns far as
Ii. F. MalUey, President, ' Psychol
ogy, History and Philosophy and Ed
ucation. W. T. Van Hcoy, English and Latin.
Htella M. ('use, I.iturata o and E!o
Armilda Doughty, History and
Clyde. A. Payne, Nulurul Sciences.
Armeda Kaiser, Principal Training
Delia TlbbetlH, Clitic Teacher.
Fred H. Neil, Hook keeper nud
Esther Hilsby, Vocal Music.
Alleen Webber, Insl ruiiienlul Muslo.
President IS K. Mulkey submitted
his report of thu work of the school
for thu put year which makes a
splendid showing for t o institution.
Thu total enrollment for thu year wus
'l.'J in the several departments, an
increase of l'i per cent over thu pre
vious year and WH) per cent over the
year befuro. Tin enrollment of the
training school reached U.'i und of the
sub-normal depurteiit '!.. The morale
of the school the past year, President
Mulkey considers w.irtby of note.
Athletics have been greatly Improved
thu past year, ns lias also tint training
department. The library - has been
increased from l.'iO volumes at last
report to 1 3'K) nt the present tlu:e, ex
clusive of government reports, 'etc.
The students ol the school the pait
year have come from most purts of
the state. There have been 17 enroll
ed from tho Willamette valley, 11
from Douglas county, while the
greater number of course come from
Jackson, Josephine, Klamath and
Like eouiitiel. During tha past year,
President Mulsey says he lias de
livered oil educational lectures in var
ious pirts of the state.
Tte rejiorts of officers of the finan
cial condition of the school show It
to be a heulthy one. Over tlM) was
received for tuition the past year and
over t)tl00 for dormitory rent.
Cures Old Sores.
Westmoreland, Kans. , May a, I'.i !.
ISalla'd Huow Liniment Co: Yuui
Liniment cured an old sore on the
side of nry chin, that wis supiiosed
to bo a cancer. Tho sore was stnb
born and w old not yield to treat
ment, until I tried Huow Liniment
which did the work in short order.
My sister, Mrs. Hophla J. Carson,
Allensvillt), Mi (tin Co, Pa., has 1
ore and mistrusts that it is a cancer.
P.ease send tier a frOc bottle. For sale
by Hlovir Drag Co.
An Accursed Business.
"Tho man who briugetli wicked
devious to pass" is tho man who runs
or stocks a saloon.
or gives bonds for a saloon.
or votes to license a saloon.
or patrniil.iis a saloon.
or advocates 1111 army canteen saloon.
or (Ills the newspajiers with con
tradicted liis claiming that it Is
harmful to abolish the canteen saloon.
One day no saloon keeper ran be
found 0110 earth. "Yet a little while
and tho wicked shall not bo; yea,
thou shall diligently consider his
place, and lie shall not be."
A little while In God's calendar
seems a great while iu man's.
"Come, Lord, nud tarry unt,
Ili'ing the long-looked for day;
Oh, why tliesu years of waiting hero,
Those uges of delay?"
"For this purpose, the 8011 of Ood
was manifested, that ho might destroy
the works of thu devil." Selling in
toxicating beverages Is a work of the
devil. What is Mleudlsli if uot the
nernli-tent elTort, by decorating saloons
aud by giving thirst-enticing free
lunches, to fasten ou a young man
an appetite which the saloon-keepers
must know may ruin him, and which
they can't know, in any case, will
not ruin him, body and soul. ltev.
Albert H. Plumb, 1). 1).
Government Crusade Afulnst
Thu attention of thu Postoftleo De
partment nt Washington has been cull
ed to the usu thu patent lucdic.lno con
cerns uro making of the mails, to ex
ploit their so-called "cures" for all
human ills, with the result that gov
ernment scientists have been analyzing
many nostrums, and (hiding them in
ipuhlu of performing the wonderful
cures cla lined for them.
Governmental control of the malls
makes thu Postolllco Department ab
solutely master of thu situation, with
power to cue 1 11 do from the usu of the
postal service every letter uiblressed
to a concern which, iu the opinion of
tho Postmaster General, is cnudu ting
a fraudulent business, also every cir
cular scut out by such a firm. It can
go still further aud exclude from the
mails every newspaper or other pub
liciition, which after u fraud .order
has been Issued, persists Iu carrying
the advertisement of thu concern so
excluded. No legal proceedings arc
necessary. The Pnstnlllco Department
is said to he convinced that the
patent medicine fake" is u greater
humbug than any of tha "git rich
liiick" concerns, which thus far have
been shut out from the malls.
The Di parlmi nt of Justice bus us-
snred Ibu lWcllicc Dc ai lment that
even if thu concerns winch have been
refused the privilege of the mails
seek in the courts a reversal of the
Postmaster General's decision, such
suits will be unavailing
Will thu ''Ladies' Home Journal,"
"Collier's Weekly" ami all other
papera which have licensed llie
Womun's Christian Temperance
Colon of doing littlu or nothing
against ulcoholii) patent medicines.
phase note thai it wus thu Woman'
Christian Temperance I'nlno which
cailed the attention of thu postolllce
authorities to this matter',' Mrs.
Kinilie D. Martin, Natimial superin
tei dent of the department of Purity
in Lilcralrue and Art, ho has been
working for si vi ral yiars towards the
purification of the mails, Is dii.ctly
responsible for iiibsing the patent
An Important Decision Recently
Judge Dcl'rance of Colorado, re
oenlly niadi) an interesting decision
concerning locating lode claims on
plucor ground. Parites located placer
claims and twloe applied for patent.
The ground was about the same in
each case, - Patent was deuied on the
ground that the laud, was not placer,
iu the secoud case the matter being
carried to the socretary of the inter
ior aud there alllrmod. Subsequently
lour lode claims wero located on this
ground, the owners of the placer
claims having regularly performed
the-assessment work. The lode men
appliud for a patent and the defend
ants iu error, the placer men filed an
adverse claim. In the district and
date supremo eourt of Colorado, the
opinion was iu favor of the palintiff.
The matter was sued oat and went
to the federal supreme court. This
court held that when rejecting tho
patent application, as neither the
co nmlsiloiior or tho secretary of the
interior declared tho location of the
placer claim void, the claim, there-
lore remained in force and was valid,
even though the land oflice may yet
set aside thu claim notice and restore
the tract to the public domain.
Thu court says 'n part : "Oar con
clusion is, therefore, that one may not
go ujxmi a prior valid placer location
to prospect for nuknown lodes aud
gut title to lodes thereafter discovered
and within the placer boundaries
unless the owner had abandoned bis
claim, or waives trespass."
7 hit Tired Feeling I
If you am languid, depressed and
incapable fur work, it Indicates that
your liver Is out of order. Iletbiuo
will assist nature to throw off head
aches, rheumatism and ailments akin
to nervousness and restore the ener
gies slid vitality of sound and perfect
icalth. J. J. Hubbard, Temple,
I'exus, writes, March 22, 1U02: "I
have used Herbiue for the past two
years. It has done 1110 more good
than all the doctors. When I feel bad
and have that tired
dosu of Herbiuo. It
clue ever 111 ado
fever. " SO cciits a
A R oaring Well.
A press dispatch from Eugene says
thu neighborhood of Henderson is ex
cited over tho discovery of an alleged
subterranean river or rhasiu on a fur 111
near Henderson, where a well is being
drilled. Wheu thu drill bad peuetrat-
1 to a depth of Hi feer, suddenly a
tremendous roaring down iu the bow
els of the eurth became apparent.
The nuisu souuded like the roaring
of a gnat waterfall.
Thst Throbbing Headache
Would quickly have you, if you
used Dr. King's New Life Pills.
Thousand:) of sufferers have proved
their matchless merit for sick and
uorvoda headaches. They make pare
blood und build op your health.
Only -"1 cents, money back if not
cured. Bold by National Diug Store
and Grants Pass Pharmacy.
Mardi Ursvs and arnlval.
Account Mardi Gras aud Carnival
to be held at Portland, Juno 28th, to
July Btb, inclusive, tiokets will be
oil sale at rate of Oue and outs third
fare, plus ll.'j cents for tlu round trip.
Salo dates Jane 27th aud July 7tn,
with limit of six days after date of
salu, bat not later than July 10th. I
W. E. COM AN, G. P. A.
Ilicvclcs sold on installments and
old wheels tukon as part payment at
feeling, I ttko a
is tho best medi-
for chills and
bottlu at Hlover
New line of ladles aud gentlemen's
solid gold watch chains at Letcher's