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A BIT OF SOUTHERN
Lindsay Applegate. and Fourteen Companions Explore
This Section in 1846.
On June 26 They Viewed lor ftie
First Time the Rogue
Some historians declare thafSouth
eru Oregon was discovered .when Sir
Frauds Drake sailed into the month
of the Umpqua in tbe summer of 1578,
and pat bis Spanish pilot, Morera,
ashore and left him to find bis way
back, 3500 miles through an unknown
country, thickly populated with sav
ages to his heme in Mexico. Strange
as it may teem, Morera accomplished
tnhis feat, as Spanish records fittest.
Others say that Southern Oregon
was discovered iu 1003 by Martin de
Agoilar, when he sailod bis vessels
into the month of the "Tootootnnas
River," since known as the Rogno.
Still others declare Southern Oregon
was nob discovered nntil the region
was first entered, or rather, traversed
by a party of trapiers and hunters of
the Hndsou Bay Company iu 1825.
Bat the real discovery of Southern
Oregon was not nntil 1846. It was
then Lindsay Applep,ato, the noted
explorer and plnueer , lud a party of
men-through that vast region of Ore
gon, marked on the maps then nsed as
"unkuownaud unexplored territory."
This party of brave and danutless
men started from the Willamette Val
loy, journeyed southward into the
Valley of thn Umpqaa, cruised the
Const Mountains Divide, followed Cow
Creek Canyon, and came down into
the Kogue River Valley, journeying
ou saotheast over the Cascades iulo
Klamath. A great portion of the
route followed and blazed by them
later became widely known as the
It was this historic expedition that
marked the real discovery of Southern
Oregon. Sir Francis Drake may have
been the first white man to feast his
eyes ou the pine-clad magnificeuce of
this country, but his was only the
casual glimpse of the seaman from
the deck of his ship, ard it accom
plished nothing; the suiue was true of
Agoilar, who entered the Rogue and,
like rakje, found only "a poor harbor
the month, of the river that has its
source in a wild, mountainous coun
try, populated with savagrs. "
The Hudson Bay Company, which
was so well acquainted with the Co
lumbia River coontry and the Wil
lamette Valley, was in total ignorance
of the Southern Oregou region. A
party of this company ventured
southward and crossed the Coast
Mountains in the early '40s. They re
turned to Vancouver after a long and
perilous journey and reported the
southern portion of Oregon to be
"desort-like and infested with fierce
and war-like savages. "
This was the idea hold of Southern
Oregon till Applegate aud party passed
through and explored it In 184)1. They
learned more of the Rogue River
Valley, and of Rogne or "Rascal"
River than had ever been known be
fore. They also discovered the "Ap
plegate Rivor," the stream that was
later named in honor of the noted ex
plorer. "From what information we could
gather from old pioneers," says Lind
say Applegate in his records of the
trip, "we believed the Cascade Mount
ains to the south became very low or
terminated where the Klamath cut
that chain; and knowing that the
Blue Mountains lay catt and west, we
concluded that there must be a belt of
country extruding east toward the
south pass of the Rocky Mountains,
and where, there might be no vast,
lofty ranges to cross. So In 1S4C, we
organized a company to undertake its
exploration. Tho company was com
posed of the following persons : Levi
Scott, John8cott, Henry Boggus.Lina
say Applegate, .Tisse Applegate, Ben
jamin Burch, John Owens, John Jones,
Robert Smith, Samuel Goodhue, Moses
Harris, David Goff, Lien It Osborne,
William Sportsman and William Par
ker. Each man was provided with a
saddle horse, aud a pack horse, mating
"We started from what is now the
town of Dallas, and at the close of the
first day's journey, made camp ntjthe
mouth of Mary's River, or what is
now the town of Corviillis.
"Then we moved ou through the
grassy oak hills and narrow valleys to
the North Umptiua River. The cross
ing was a rough aud dangerous one,
as the river bed was a mass of loose
rocks and, as we were crossing, oar
horses occasionally fell, giving the
riders a severe docking.
"On the morning of the 24th we left
camp early, and moved on about five
miles to the snath branch of the Ump
qua, a considerably stream, probably SO
yards wide, coming from tbe eastward.
Travelling op that stream almost to
the piace where the Indian trail crosses
the Umpqua Mountains, we camped
for the night opposite the historic
"The next morning, Jane 2'ith, we
entered the Umpqua (Cow Creek) Can
yon, following the stream that wiuds
through the rocky defile for four or
five miles, crossing the creek a great
many times. As we advanced the
canyon became more and more ob
strocted with brash and timber; the
little trail we were following turned
op the side of the ri'ge, where the
woods were more open, and wound its
way to tbe top of the mountain. It
then turned sooth along narrow
backbone of the moantaio, the dense
thicket and tbe rocks on either aide
affording an excellent opportunity for
ambush. A short time before this a
party from California had been at
tacked on this summit ridge by the
Iudians, and one man had been severe
ly wounded. Several of tbe horses had
also been shot with arrows. We conld
see that a large party of Iudians had
pass sd over the trail, traveling south
ward, only a few day before.
"On the morning of the 2tb we di
vided oar forces part going hack to ex
ploie the canyon, while the remaiudei
stayed to guard the camp aud horses.
The exploring party went back to
where we left the canyon, by the little
trail on the day before, and returning
through the canyon, reached camp af
ter night, reporting that wagous oonld
be taken through.
"Making an early start the next day
we moved on very cautiously. When
ever the trail passed through thickets,
we dismounted and led oar hotses,
having oar gans In hand ready at any
moment to use them in self-defense,
for we had adopted the rnle never to
be the aggressor. Toward evening we
saw a great many Indians posted along
the mountain side, and uow and then
running ahead of us. As we ap
proached Rogue River the Iudians in
large numbers, occupied the baus
where the train crossed. Having un
derstood that this crossing was a fav
orite place of attack, we decided, as
it was growing late, to pass the night
on the prairie.
"In selecting onr camp on Rogoe
River, we obsevrcd the greatset cau
tion. Cutting stakes from thn limbs
of an old oak that stood on the open
gronnd, we picketed oar horses with
double Btakes, aud as firmly as possi
ble. The horses were picketed in the
form of a hollow square outside of
which wo took onr positions. - All
night vigilant guar. I was kept over
our camp, but nothing occurred, and
the next morning we found the Indi
ans occupying the same position as at
"There had been a veiy heavy dew
daring the night, and we were afrai 1
our firearms (which woretnnzsle load
ers and flint locks), had. been made
oesless. So we fired them off and re
"We formed two divisions, with the
parkhorrcs behind, and moved for
ward. Ou ncaring the river the pack
horses were pat to the fore and driven
acrosi, while one division, with Rons
ready and eyes and ears alert, guarded
the brush nntil the front or first di
vision was safely over. Then they
kept guard while tho second division
made the crossing.
"The Indians kept watch on os
while we crossed the Rogoe,. bat not
once did they evince any sign of at
tack. Iu fact, we gave them no op
portunity, fcr had they done so, they
won I I have at ouce exposed themselves
to onr fire,
"The Rogue is a deep aud rapid
stream, aud only in summer ran it be
forded at all. In the deeper channel
the ponies were forced to swim. Had"
we rushed pell-mell Into the stream,
as parties fnqaeutly do nnder such
circumstances, oar expedition and oar
entire party would no Jonbt have come
to an end there.
"After crossing wo turned up the
river, aud the Indians In large nam.
ber came oat of the thickets on tho
opposihte side. They tried by every
means to provoke as.
"There appeared to' be a gteatcoui
moliou among them. A party had left
the French settlomeut In the Willam
ette Valley some three or four weeks
before ns consisting of French half
breeds, Columbia Indians and a fow
Americans, probably about 80 iu all.
Passing oue of their encampments,
we could see by the sign that they
were only a short distance ahead of
os. We afterward learned this fiarty
had eucounttred the Indians and had
soffered losses, botti among their own
nonilier aud by the theft of their
horses. They had made an effort to
recover the stolen property, aud had
thos been much delayed. From oar
camp we saw many signal fires aloug
the mountain ridges to the east want
"Ou the morning of Jane 211 we
passed over a low range of hills, from
the summit of which we had a splen
miglit liave discovered something ol
the kind after they crossed the Cas
cades and entered the Oregon desert,
bat this cannot be assigned to South
ern Oregon. Dennis H. Stovall iu
Tskta With Cramp
Win. Kirmse, a member of the
bridge gang working near Llttleport
was taken suddenly ill Thursday
night with cramp and a kind of
cholera. I is case was so severe that
he bad to have the members of the
crew wait upon him and Mr. Gifford
was called and consulted. He told
them he had a medicine in the form
of Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and
Diarrhoea Remedy that he thought
would help him out and accordingly
several doses were administered with
the result that tha fellow was able
to be around next day. The incident
peaks quite h U gly of Mr. Gifford '
medicines. Elkador, Iowa, Argus.
This remedy never fails. Keep it in
your home, it may aave life. For
sale by all druggists.
Everyone knows who "Sunny Jim"
Is. Bat everyooe don't know that all
bis correspondence is bandied on seventy-five
These remarks are backed by "Force."
A TRIP ACROSS THE
Southern Oregon and Northern California Have Abundance
' of Magnificent Scenery.
E. S. Va.nDyk In tha Evening
Telegram Describes e.
Southward Trip. .
The never-ending glories of the Adi
rondacks have been told aud retold by
writers of fautatsio homor and the
draemers of poet io dreams; the snow
capped peaks of the old . world have
been scaled aud rescaled, both iu poet
ry aud in prose, and rven here on our
own Pacific Coast the beauties of the
Yellowstone Park aud the Yoseniito
Valley have already been ptesciited
many time to the pubilo by vivid peu
pictures snatched from . some admir
But of Oregon, with it's snow-car red
mountain peaks, its dashing mountain
rivers, leaving vast and unexplored
cauyou l i their flow ouward to the
Pacific little has as yet been writteu;
and of Southern Oregon, the Italy of
the state, comparatively nothing. Yet
here iu this secluded little paradise,
with its Italian skies, its nuaniinity
of climate, its vast mineral wealth of
gold aud copper, its abundance of all
varieties of frail, and, above all this
its sturdy, resolute "citizens, nature
has displayed some of her grandest
Many inspiring bits of scenery such
as the great gorge of the Rogue, River,
tho giant caves of Josehplno comity,
and that wonderful world-famed mir
ror of tho Indian gods. Crater Lake,
combine to give tojthls chosen district
an enchuutnieut iu tho minds of the
old settlers. And especially are they
dear, as they aro nearly all hallowed
with a crowu of Indian lore.
The Siskiyou Mountains, perhaps
the grandest of all this charm of scen
ery, He along the southern boundary
of the state, and may bo said to bind
Oregou and California together, since
they extend partly into Northern Cal
ifornia, aud thus form the connecting
link of the two states.
Leaving Grunts Pais, a thriving lit
tle city of about 4000 inhabitants,
nestled close ou the bosom of Southern
Oregon hills, at about uoou, we begin
the journey which, auring the course
of tha day is to take os over tho Sis
kiyoos on down Into the Statu of Cal
ifornia. For about too miles the railtoad fol
lows tho bends and carves of Rogue
River, a mischievous little slreain,
laughing and chattering like a child
at play, on Its way seaward; and now
we begiu to catch occasiona' glimpses
of rare beauty.
Here at our left arises a gigantic
cliff, perhap s 1000 feet high, its sides
showing .the warring aud beating of
the elements on Its surface for thous
ands of years. Its top is as smooth ua
marble, and hero is the famous coun
cil table of the Rougo River Iudians
We can almost see the mighty chicf
tatius as thoy meet there night after
night, with their strange customs and
dances, either to smoke the peace pipe
or to listen to the wild haranguu of
oue cf thoir number inciting them to
a war wiih the Khimaths iu the south.
For a moment the lingo rocks of a
canyon obstruct oar view, but now
we are out in the glorious suullRht
again, and right before ns is Jackson
County's mctroKis Ashland, the last
city on the Southern Pacific lines in
Oregon, At Ashlaud oar train takes
on now engines of a much largur type
than thosD of tho valley countrj, mas
sively and powerfully built.
Now webeigu the ascent In earliest,
and tin' three ougiiics on our train as
they puff, puff, puff, seem like some
great monster Titans as they wearily
toil op the slope of their Olympus.
One almost pities them, for as the
huge drive-wheels push on and in ut
Sept. 12 to 17
Good attractions, Splendid
Racing, Rest Hand Music,
$10,000 in Premiums. Mag-
nificient Slock Show.a Fine
Camp Ground wltb room fur
all, Fresh Water piped into
the (round, plenty of shade,
good street tar service, and
lotsof Entertainment and Ed
ucation for Everybody.
It. I. Ufasoii,
All work done with neatness
and dispatch and in workmanlike
manner. Job work a specialty.
Give me a call.
Am prepare 1 to repair, or raise build
ings and pot in auderpiuniug.
Front atreet, bet. 8rd and 4th.
the pnlsatious of thior mighty heart
oue can almost hear tl era groan with
thoir gigantic labor. But now we are
Hearing the summit, and as we look
hundreds of feet beneath os on either
side we can see in horseshoe bends aud
carious circles the winding, tortooas
way over wnich we have made oor
There to the cast Is a pretty little
valley, with a larm house almost over
grown with the fields of alfalfa; here
a modest farmer lives, to all intents
and purpose, hundreds of milea from
oivilizatiou, eking out a scanty exist
ence from his little farm, and brinlgug
op his family to follow iu hi foot
steps. Little noes lie know or the
maddeuiug rush aud bustle of the busy
world beyond his narrow sphere yet
"whoro iguoraueo is bliss, 'tis folly
to be wise."
Now we have raeched the summit of
the mountains, a little over 4000 feot
above the sea level, aud cau look away
in all directions upon a perfect sea of
mountain peaks beneath us. At the
summit stands the little station of
Siskiyou, a picturesque little place
built right over a cliff, and in this
isolation oue or two fumilles mast
spend a part of their lives.
We are on the down grade and can
hear no moro tha labored breathing of
the engines, sod wo give a sigh of re
lief that their trouble is euded. A
loug wail from tho whistle reminds
ns that wo are nearlug the wonderful
Siskiyon tunnel, aud almost before we
can realizo it we are plunged into the
bowels of tho earth.
Once more into daylight, and we are
whirled along over high steel trestles
that make Oiio shrink with terror, on
til the sound of the whistle again tells
us that wo aro nearlug a little Btutlon
As the train draws np back on the
hills, and almost surrounded with
muck orango aud its native forests of
pine and II r, stands a rustic little sum
iner resort called Coleatin. Here the
people of Southern Oregou coino to
spend their summers aod to build np
their physical bodies with the health
giving waters of the srplngs. Arouud
tho train are gathered peihaps 100 peo
plo from the hotel and camps who have
come down to witness the oue excite
meut of tho day the arrival of the
train. A few miles on again aud In
the distance we see Shasta, the most
beautiful of mountains. Clear, cold
and whito as a spectre, it rises before
as, and seems to plerco the ethereal
domo abovu it with Its regal head;
14,414 feet above the sea level, It
stretches it kingly crown to meet the
nuipyrlnu above it, and Its lofty efforts
cunutit but inspire its observer with a
feeling of wonder and admiration,
mid cause hlw to long to emulato Its
magnificence and purity.
But now we have crossed the line,
and aro rapidly nearlug the Sacramcu
to Valley; so as this sketch is only to
portray a little of the scenery of
Snuthrcu Oregon, we will stop at the
summer resort of Shasta Retreat,
whl to in the hazy distance tho train
dashes along toward tho sunset i-lty of
the West Sun Fruucisca
City Treasurer' Notice.
There are funds in the city treasury
to redeem all outstanding warrants
protested to November, 5 1001, In
terest ou sumo will ceaso after this
Dated at Grants Pass, Ore., July
I I, llMM.
COL. W. JOHNSON,
County Treasurer's Nolle.
There are funds iu the treasury to
pay all warrants protested to Jai nary
15, IH'jli. Interest will cease from
July 28, 11MI4.
J. T. TAYLOR,
Treasurer of Josephine Co., Ore.
The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Co.
lost all its typewriters In the recent
disastrous (Ire In Bittlimore. They
had a number of different makes la
use, but when refurnishing their ofilces
with machine they purchased oue
hundred Bud fifty Visible; Writing
Underwood Typewriters. The agency
for this state is located at 115 Front
street, Portland. Ask for a ctnulngue.
Special Excursion to Si. Louis
August 8, u, 10, September 5, fl aud'
7 and October 8, 4 aud 5 are the re
maining dates upon which tickets will
be sold at the re luced rates to the St.
Louis Fair. These rates apply over
the Denver & Rio Grande and Mis
souri Pacific. For the patrons of
theso roads ss-cil excursion cars will
bo run through from Portland to Ht.
Louis without change.
See the many points of ii terest
about the Mormon capital and take a
ride through Nature's luiture gallery.
Daring the closing mouths travel to
tho Fair will be very heavy. If you
contemplate going write W. C. Mo
Bride, general agent t Portland for
the Deliver & Klo Grande, for partic
ulars of these excursions.
This disease has lost its terrors
since Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera
aud Diarrhoea Remedy came into
general use. The uniform success
which attends the use of this remidy
In all cases of bowel complaint in
children ha made it a favorite
wherever its value has become known.
For sale by all druggists.
U try a Blue Ribbon, S-cent cigar.
Of Special Interest to
WINDOW SHADES Our Speciat is a good one. Send us
your orders for special and large sizes. ;
LACE CURTAINS In great variety, 45c to 16 a pair. r
CURTAIN POLES and fixtures; all sizes and prices.
PORTIERES An immense assortment $3 75 to $to a pair.'
CARPETS AND MATTINGS 15c to $1.25; large variety
and of the kind that wears. None better, and few as good. ,
RUGS Exceptional values; 30x60 for 1.50 up.
REFRIGERATORS at cost.
HAMMOCKS Regular $t goods for 60c. A big reduction
to close out. .
TENTS Big sizes at little prices. '
WALL PAPERS and Wall Paper Paste A new idea and a
great invention. ' 1
GLASSWARE and Semi-Crockery going at little prices.
R. Thomas . Co.,
Grants Pass, - Oregon.
SOUTHERN ARMOUR CO.
Playe On Week' Engagement
Here Commencing Aug. 22
Few traveling conipaniea carry such
a complete scouio equipment as the
Soothorn A-inour Company which
cornea to Orauta Pass week of August
23, o peu lug Us engagement Monday
night In the powerful drama "The
Prinoe of Knaves. " XI e strength of
this oragnisatiou is the beauty of it
sceuio effect aud the rare excellence
of the supporting company. Every
thing and In their production is car
ried even to the amallest detail.
Tho announcement that the Southern
Armour Company would play an en.
gagement of one week here has been
the cause of much genuine aatlsfaction
among local theatre goer. The com
pany will be leen in a repertoire of
most pronounced successes.
It is ouly necessary to glance over
their repertoire to see what a versatile
company tho Soathern-Armnor Com
pany must be to "make good," to use
an expression common among theatri
cal people. That they have made good
I proved by the enormous business
the company has bten doing ever ainoe
the opening of the season.
Tha following area few of the play
that are owned or leased and can only
be produoed by tin company: "A
Prince of Knaves," "Somebody's
Baby," "Fru-Frou," "Jn Old Mux
lco.""Wickod London," "Cauiillo,"
"OlIvorTwIst." "Roanoke," "Mag
da," "Cinderella," "Treacherous
Sands," "Galley Slavo" aud "Kast
By glancing over this list it can tie
easily seen why the company ha made
a aucces when other have failed, the
play are all good standard aud ran
the gamut from farce to tragedy. Each
produced as a production in itself,
with a company of player second to
none ou oar stage today.
The Southern Armour Company
opens their engagement here Monday
presenting the most Interesting, pow
erful and exciting drama of receut
years, "The Prince of Knaves. " The
production will be complete In every
detail, and local theater goers are as
sured a dramatic treat. Popular
prices, l.')C, 25c, 3Sc.
The use of Royal Baking Powder is
essential to the healthfulness of the
Yeast ferments the food
Alum baking powder are injurious.
Royal Baking Powder saves health.
aovAi akih powota co nw yoik.
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' Blobbs "Bjones seems doomed not
to gst along." 81obbs "Yes; I don't
believe that fellow could even make
a successful failure." Philadelphia
Sh "I'd never have married you
if you had not deceived roe." lie
"ltather you mver would have mar
ried me hid I not deceived myself."
"I was one of the earliest subsurib
ers io your fund, and here you are
asking me to subscribe again."
"Well, h who give quickly give
twice, you know." N. Y. Sun.
Laura "Yes, you see sh told him
her father had lost all his wealth,
Just to teat his love for her." Ada
"And then?" Laura "Well, she will
know better neat time." Ulasgow
French Professor "Ah, ye, made
moiielle, you spick xe French wisout
se least accent." Miss ltreeiy "Do I
really?" French - Professor "Oh,
yes; sat eta, wisout ae least French
accent." London Answers.
Italian Count "1 want a wife with
golden hair, ruby lips, tetth of pearl,
a silvery voice and eyes that sparkle
like diamonds." American Friend
"Well, If you get her it's ten to one
her friends will find her in a pawn
shop he tors the honeymoon la ended."
Chicago Daily News.
The Trouble with Him. "What's
the matter with that neighbor of
yours? lie' raging round like a
crazy lion, declaring he'll slaughter
the whole family." "Oh, hi children
annoy him so that he cau't keep hla
mind on the universal peace pamphlet
he is working at." Cleveland " Plain
"How much money have you got?"
asked the lawyer. "None, sah," "Any
friend or relative who'll raise some
for you?" "None," despairingly re
plied the negro. "I'se got nobody ter
cum t' me aid." "Humph!" muttered
the attorney. "8ay, you don't want
a lawyer. You want a minister."
D00 SUICIDES FROM" SHAME.
Hoim ISMila ( 1 ia Muter Waa
Tee Maek far Ike !atlllB
Heater, ' "
A fin bird dog was given to a Rox
bnrough man one day lately, and the
pair went hunting tngethtr. The dog'
work waa wonderful; It flushed bird
after bird; It gave it master the finest
shot that rould be desired; but the
man missed and missed and nilased,
until a small boy who had been trail
ing curiously In the rear si unable to
refrain ny longer from ahoutlng:
"Ssy, yer dog's all right, but you're on
the bum for fair, rr.iater." Aftr that,
having flunked 19 good shots, the man
went home, report the Philadelphia
Record, The dog, he noticed, was be
hsvlng odd'.y. It kept away from him,
svoldrd looking at him, seemed thor
oughly dikhrartened and ashamed.
And thai night It hsngrd itself. There
could be but. one motive to account for
this suicide. The dog could not toler
ate a future that consisted uf nothing
but a dally watching of its master's
h'iprlrsa shooting, and it had leaped
over the wooden fence from its kennel,
sr.d by Its chain, which was too short,
had hanged Itsr'.f a few feet above the
ground on the other side, and so died.
An uniiiestiunable suicide and a par
donable one. the man's friends say, but
he Insist I hut the dog inere'y Intend
ed to run hack to its former home
when it leaptd the fence.