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ROGUft RIVER COURIER, CRAKTS lA&. GRKCOtf. MARCH j. igoj.
ROQUE RIYER COURIER
Q BANTS PASS, OREGON.
OOUMTT OFFICIAL PAPER.
Published Every Thursday.
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FRIDAY. MARCH 3, 1806.
A movement baa beu instituted to
ioToka (lie referendum on die $1,UU0,
000 appropriation bill panned at the
lata Msaion of the legislature. Yam
bill comity started the ball rolling
with a big mas meeting at McMiun
illa, which ii the nucleus of .the
movement The particular protest in
directed against the appropriation for
Ibe normal schools,
; A rumor that bai been circulated
to the effect that government de
teotivet were examining luud olaiins
in tbli district with a Tliiw to future
prosocntioua, baa canned some of tiie
bolder! of timbered houiustoada to be
come iomewliat exercised over the
situation. Tiieae feara are generally
speaking, groundlena. A homestead,
if tba law ia complied with, taken
(iraoedencs oyer any other public laud
claim. Tben again, the people thul
Uncle Bam ia after in the laud in
veatigstious, are the euhuuiura who
have been eyateuiatlcally exploiting
the publio domain for the apoila.
Tba indlTiduala who have made home
stead or timber locatioua in good
faith, are ootaida the object of the in
Another great battle waa fought
ear Hukduu this week and agaiu the
advantage waa with the Japaucso,
Tba peaoe rnmora which were rife
last week proved to bs without found
ation and indeed peaoe ia not yet to
be expected aniens tbe internal dis
sension in Russia ahonld assume audi
pioportions as to prevent that govern
ment from oarryiug out her military
plans. Russia has suffered serious
revtrssa, it ia true, in the loaa of Port
Arthur and the demolition of her
navy on the Paoifio but they are nut
snob aa to prevent her fiom purauiug
tlic war and in tbe laud operations,
though defeated lepeatedly, the army
has not been serionaly crippled, llun
aia baa men in pleuty and has alno a
most supreme indifference to the
saoriAo of life. Unless the people
themselves protest against being
slaughtered by the Japa, streuuounly
nougb to compel the government to
pay heed, it is not likely that the
powerr that rnl will be greatly exer
oiaed over the Husaiau loaa of life.
SOON TO ADOPT CITY WAYS
T Have Claan Streets and Clear
Regular meeting of the city council
waa held Thursday evening with
Mayor Uood, Oouuciluion Willluuis,
Handle, Hall, Fetseh, Dean, and Ko
oorder Maybee preseut.
Petition of W. 0. Harmon, et nl
asking that city purchase a strip of
laud of Arthur Coukllu to enable a
cross streut to be opened at the head
of Sixth street Referred to street
Ulraet committee reuouiuieudcd t hut
ordinances be drawn providing for the
niaoailauiixtug of Huth street from 1)
to K atrseta aud of U from rievciiih
to Uilliert creek, for the oicniiig and
radiog of Rogue lilvcr avenue lroiu
U it) alruet to the Alvorstui place,
fur the grading from If ifth sheet to
to Ullliert creek of L. K. J mid of
Fifth street (rum top of III II at i-olch-er
place. Autlou deferred to another
Htreet committee having reported
favorable North Alain street whs or
dered opened through Kttlllnsd and
Ordinance ordered diawu providing
for the grading aud for sidewalks on J
street from Fourth lo riixili street.
Light committee having ieiorti'd
favorable, light on Hixih and livclytt
Street Was ordered elmnged.
Hewer committee asked that diami
ne provided ou Fifth aud Suth streets
to couuect with Kugtiu river, also Hint
sewei connection lie hail for the South
School aud that Fifth at ret t sewer he
extended ,S, blocks to A. l.clchei'
baloou boud of W. 8. Wood ap
proved. Police ordered to enforce ordioauct.
and arrest all tioys found ou the streets
after Hp. m.
Health oouimltteu crderetl to iuvos
tlgate if sewage and garbage was
being dumped into Gilbert crock.
Permit granted tu 1. U win to
take a wootleu building through
Streets while moving it.
Htrent suiwriuteuilcnt ml. r. il to
olwar out all obstruction in allies
aud streets aud lu elear the ridewals.it,
Of signs and of Vegetable, jit-anut anil
other appliances and to liave all doth
wnlugs raised to a height Hint will
preveut them troubling jicil, strums.
Pill of Dr. Plauugau for professional
service aud for inetllt'iue fur Mrs.
Stark, referred lo health committor.
The following bills were allow ed .
Geo. Uebers, street work (.'o
I) Morrow, atruet work 4 io
1 Punyard, street work 3 7..
Ueo liartmau, street work SO oo
U K Roberta, street work 1 ;.n
O MuPheraou, struct wirk. 1'J IL.
Cramer Proa, eewtir pipt, etc t'.; 4..
U VY Finch, telegram sod meals
for prisouer I iv,
L)r J M Ellsworth, Irealuieut
oily team tt iv
Clans Schmidt, supplies lor in
digents 4 20
O P W L A P (Jo, wstcr
for sewer flusliiiigs .':i .'o
Hair-Riddle lldw Co, hardware u a:
Piremau, 14 at . VI l'.-..
Il is about settled that Grants IW
Is to have another harness shop whuii
Is to b put In by J. u Iruouell,
who for the last year has been ein
ployed in L. A. Lucas t Son's har
ness stiop. Jtr. Jrunuell will protia
bly erect building ou South Sixth
street, and Ii so will t-oiumeuce wuik
npou II next week. Mr. Trunncll
has proveu himself In be a firm
class workmau, and having had pre
Tlous experiuuos la eucceaafully ton
ducting a harness shop, it Is nunc
curtain that he can build up a good
business ia this oitr.
Tb Urauts Pass Muaio House will
ba moved next week lo the Courier
building, ground floor.
THE GOOD ROADS CAMPAIGN IS NOW ON
Oregon Good Roads Association to Hold Southern Oregon
District Convention in Grants Pass,
March 20 and 21 Addresses by
Road Cxperta and Prominent -Men
Big Crowd Assured.
A special mooting of the executive
committee of the Grants Pass Min
ers Association was held Tuesday
afternoon at the office of Khermun &
Ireland, for the purposo of mukiug
arrangements for tbu Houtheru Oregon
district good rends convention
that is to be held by the Oregon Good
Roads Association lu this city on
Monday and Tuesday, Murcb 20 aud
21. There were present of the Miuci's
Association President . L. Mnnguni,
Judge J. O. iiooth, H. I- Ullkey,
Ii. L. Coe, W, li. Sherman, W. M.
Hair, C. O. Anient, II. O. Kinney,
S. liowdeii and Charlca Mesorve, of
the Courier, and II. H. 8wonsou,of the
Ou the committee being called to
order by Chairman V. B. Slieruian,
Chuiles Mraurvo was elected secretary
pro torn. President Mungum stated
the object of the meeting and then
called on Jadge Iiooth, who Is vice
president of the Oregon Uood Roads
Association, to explain tho details in
con ncct I on with the arrangements re
quired that the good roads convention
may be tnu success that it should be,
and that It w ill he judging by the
earucft interest that was displayed at
the committee meeting by tho busi
ness men present.
Judgo Iiooth stuted that prior to
t liia year, the Orcgou Uood Road's
Association had held but one meeting
each year, hut that by an amendment
to the constitution, which he intro
duced uud which wus adopted, the
Association will hereafter meet four
times each year. Ou bis invitation
ou behalf of Grants Pass Hie meeting
for this spring was given to this city.
Tuu meetings of the association were
always attended hy many of tho prom
inent men of the state and hy road ex
perts, and he lias the assurance that
this convention lu tirauts Pans will
have a lurgo attendance from all over
the statu. Ho had also been informed
hy Judge John II. L. Hoott, of Halein,
president of tho Oregon Good Itoiids
Association that it was probable that
one or mora load exjierts from the
United HtaH's bureau of good ro ills
of the Department of Agriculture,
would bo present ut the convent inn
and deliver addresses on modern
methods of building (jiiod roads.
Judgo Iiooth outlined the program
for the sessions of the cniiroution
which uru to hu bind ou Monday
afternoon and evening and Tuesday
forenoon, afternoon uud evenings.
The plan was to have the session
for Monday afternoon iluvoted
to adilri. sacs of welcome and
of resH.uso and an address hy Gov
ernor ( 'hnniherlaiii, who won hi he
invited lu attend tint couveiition.
I'oshiblv one other address hy some
prominent in. in would ho given.
The Judgo suggested that the cou
veiition ho culled to ordr promptly
ut 11 :1U) p. in. so llmt an uiljouriueiit
could ho had hy 4 p. in., at which
time the reception coiuiuillco would
have carriages in readiness to take
the prominent visitors fur a drive of
uu hour about the city. Aa maiiv of
the cili.ciis of Grunts I'tii-a have
automobiles and linn vehicles il
is thought that the coiuuiitlce would
havii no tlilliculty in securing con
veyance for u large number of tbe
guests of tbe city. Monday evening
would be devoted principally to an
address, illustrated hy stcrcopticon
views, by a road expert, ou Iliu man
ner and cost of building roads hy
modern inelhoils and of the kind and
cost of lunch incry Unit is used, 'l ues
day forenoon ami afleiuo hi would la.
devote I to inldicssi s by prominent
men i.f Urcgoii, including several
from Southern Oregon. Tbe owning
eshli.li would be practically ail ex
perieuto inceiiiiKaud wnubl be made
up of live minute r ebes by business
no n, miners, rai ment and riders in
terested In the lmiinvemi'iil of tbe
roads of Southern tin (jt.ii. The enure
piograui tn be iiiterperhed with musi
cal sehctions .lude II, mm t In light
It Would be well lo luvile tbe Giants
1'io.a Vtomann Club to have chare of
Iliu musical fialmes of tbe progiam,
and a I mi to siiperiuii nd the decoral ion
of the opciu bouni hi wined tbe cou
veiition would be held.
II. I'. Iviiim v. K. I.. Cue, W. M lUir,
II. 1.. Gilkcy ami C G. Ann lit each
In telly sake of (be tu'ils ami itdvau-
taxes nl nurd r. a.U lu Uu- develop
ment of liivue river valley and of
bringing a larger growth ami greater
proit'Uty m Grants IVs. Kach of
these gentlemen exprtsscd ttie f tot
thai they tell certain that the cltl
'i'Iib ol Gianl.t 1'iiis would co opelale
heartily wild tbe Unyuu li,.cd Uo,l
Assrfint ion in linking the Southern
No Ftl Lnvt
Ibe following is the section of the
new I H cgt n lisbiiig law s, adopted at
the root ut .ssion of the legis'.atre,
anil which are now in ft nee by reason
of nil emergency clitnie, tdat applv
to llogiie river :
Sec. ,!o.lt sdall be unlawful to
take or lisd (or salmon In lieguo Hiver
and lis tributarns or m log Idiite
Creek and its trihutai ie, ah. tc Ibeir
colitlileiice, t xcept wild l id and line.
couimoniy caned angling; or to tal.e
or lull for almoii in linguo liiver aud
its tllbtilarlis between th,. leoiitb t.f
said log I'utiti i'nek and the mouth
of the Illinois liiver. and in s-tid
Illinois Kiter and us tributaries, b
uv ine.ius vtliatever except wild io,
and line, tcmui.iulv citlltd angling,
from Mart h I . to A pn I I , and Irmu
August I to l'leember ::i in am vt-.tr;
or to tike or tisii l,.r m.iih'ii in
liegu" liiver and us t nl ut u u s hi
any iiieuiis wb.itever, we.i of us ecu
llueiice w ith the lillinnis Kit, r fuuii
Maich I to April I and from August
15 to Septcmlior I, in auy year, or
within three units ouuide of the
mould ol said ltogue liiver from May
i to August i iu auy year.
Oregon district conveation a perfect
success aud that the liberality and
hospitality for which thiacityia
noted, would Insure ample funds
with which to defray the expense of
the convention and of outortaiuiug
the visitors. They alno expressed
the wish that tho Minora Association
should provide free of charge hotel
accornmudatioua for such Msitors as
took part on the program.
A motion waa made hy Mr. Maugum,
which was adopted that a committee
of three, of which Judge booth should
be chairman, be appointed to have
full charge of all arrangements lor the
convention aud to make up the pro
gram aud secure talent for It aud to
issud iuvitatioua to prominent men
of the stute to attend the coouven
tiou. Aa such committee Chairman
.Sherman appointed II. L. Gilkey aud
C. L, Manguui to act wirh Judge
iiooth. A motion madn by Mr. Kin
ney w as curried, empowering the
committee on general arrangements
to name audi sub-committees as tiiey
might don re to attend to special
work in preparing for the convention.
The Question of securing a direct
wagon road from the upper Grave
creek district to Urauts Pass was
bought up by Mr. Mungum. Hu
stated that by the present wagon road
it was 2D miles from Placer to Giants
Puss, but that a route could be had
of hut 111 miles by constructing 2 ii-4
uiiles of road from the present road at
the head of Horse creek across the
divide between the Jump-oB-Joe aud
Grave creek valley, to the road lead
ing to Plucer. A trail leads over
the ridge near where the route of the
road would be and Mr. Mungum had
recently been over it and he found
that the divide was quite low and
that a grade of less than 1U pur cent
could be liaiL The route would bo
through open timber aud scattering
brush ou grouud of a red clay forma
tion, thus limiting it possible to
grade the road at a small expense.
Mr. Mungum then spoke of the
trade advantages that would come
to Grunts Puss hy the opening of this
roud, uud of the aduvutugea that this
roud would be to the Uruve creek
and Jump-off -Joe sections of the
county. Judgo Iiooth stated that a
sititiuu hud been granted and the
survey made for a road uu this route
two years ago and the roud supervisor
lor 1 1 ut t district hud beeu ordered tu
open the road hut for some cause hud
failed to do the work. The Judge
said the county would readily co
operate with the citizens of Urauts
Pass In tho expenso of opening the
road. Mr. Kinney thought the work
of opening tbe road could be done fur
:io. Mr. Gilkey made a motiuu
which was adopted, thut a commit
tee of three, of which Mr. Manguui
he chairman, he appointed tu investi
gate the feasibility of this roud aud
of the probable cost of its construc
tion uud to reiort at the curliest date
convenient to the executive commit
tee nl the Minora Association. As
such committee K L. Coo and W. M.
Hair were appointed to act with Mr,
Manguui. The committee decided
to go over the route of (ho proposed
road this Thursday, and to make up
their report to submit to tbu execu
tive committee early next week. The
jcicctitivo couiinitleti tben adjourned
subject to the cull of the cdallluau.
A meeting was held Tuesday even
ing at the ollico of Judge Hootli of
the cnimnillcc on general arrange
incuts ami Invitation which is com
posed of Judge J. O. Kooth, 11 L.
Gilkcy and C. I.. Manguui, at which
tbe following subcommittees were
Committee on Finance Joseph
Moss, VY. M. Hair, li. I.. Coe.
Committee tin Transportation G.
1'. Jester, W. C. Hale, It. G. Smith.
Committee ou Advert ising Clias.
Menem, II. II. Stovall, Herman
Committee ou Music II C. Kin
ney, J. H. Williuius, T. P. Cramer.
Committee tin Kutcrtaiiitucut
Arthur Coukllu, W. II. Sherman, C.
licccption Committee-Mayor Geo.
K Good, II. 1). Norton, H. Thomas,
Janus V.. Hair, 1'. II Harth, I.. L.
Jewell, 1. II. Stovall, Geo. II. l'ur
ham, A. II. Carson, F. W. Cbaui.se,
l'r V. 11. Flauagau, A. K. Yoorlnes,
K. S. Van lvke, Clots. Most rve, Geo
W. Colvig. li. G. Smith, J. C.
Campliell, James T. Logan. C. F.
! Lovelace, II. S. Sweiisou, Prof. li. 11.
j t u rut r. Lee Calvert, 11 A. Kotor
j niuiid, M. A. Wert., II. C lVrkius,
I A. I'. Haiinard, II. O. MeCullooh, H.
! 1. Kt'vucldt, C. K. Haruiou, J. O.
!l'ry, l'r. S. l.tuighridge, VY. C. Haiti.
G i'. Jester, A C. Hough, G. V.
.Idinncll, II. K. F 'stor. Y. J. VViinor,
lr. Geo. li. R'Uglnss K Y. Clark,
Samuel liowdeii, S. Chase, J. H. Hnr
1 vev and Y. G Wright.
Sivaiiver Orogt.n farttnllv Burned
'Die steamer I 'rogon, running he
Iwihii I'oitlaud and San Finuctsco,
tot.k tlrt tui Mouday a utiles t.tT
Point St. George mar Cn-sccut City.
The vessel left S.tn Frauds-i Sun
day wild ,; pttsseiigeis on Nard.
Moiiilav afternoon, tlie was discovered
In the caigv). 1'hti tasseugers were
tnuisferieil to the collier Meteor,
wdied made an opportune an ival on
the seem and were lnier transit rit-d tt.
1 the steamer Pel Norte and lauded at
I Crest ut City. On account of the
shallow in. s of tdc water, the Oregon
I ctuM not he taken into the harbor at
Ciesent City, but was obliged to re
turn to Lureka where she was benched
on 1 uesday, (he crew mean while main
taining a toiisiaul and heroic tight lo
ke' p the tl nuts under control.
Mrs. J me Stanford, panoitess cf
Stanford Vniversity, died al Honolulu
Wednesday presumably by strychnine
poisoning. Herlifi hail N'en pre.
viously aiompi,.l .y N'iiie rs,,u
wlua ideutity is uol known lo Uie
FINE CULD STORAGE PLANT
Largest of Kind en S. P. In Oregon
South of Portland.
Urauts Pass Is soon to have on of
the largest and beat equipped cold
storage plants on the Pacific Coast.
This establishment ia to be pat iu by
. L. Cass, the well Jinown capitalist
of this city. Mr. Cass was offered
liberal inducements to put the plant
iu Medford, but though given no
bonus be ebon Grants Pass, be con
sidering this city the commerlcal
center of Southern Oregon and offer
ing tbe best trade inducements of any
town in the state south of Salem.
Tbe building to be erected by Mr.
Cass will be 611x100 feel with 18 foot
walls and 1115,000 feet of lumber will
be used in its construction. Tbis
will be furnished by the Williams
Pres., boor dc Lumber Co., and a
large part of tbe lumber baa
beeu delivered this week and tbe
remainder will be delivered as fast an
required by the builders. The
foundation will be of couciete in U6
piera aud four sill walla. This work
waa begun,." last Saturday by C. F.
Kosa aud D. II. Prowu, who pot on a
force of men to assist them and they
will have the Job completed this
week. The supervision of tho car
penter work will be by I). A. Fitzger
ald, one of tbe most competent build
era in Grants Pass. Mr. Fitzgerald
begun work Monday getting the tim
bers ready aud next week he expects
to begin to raise the frame of the
building. Mr. Fitzgerald has quite a
force of men at work but later on be
will put ou a few more men, but he
has engaged all tbe men be expects to
It is expected to have the building
completed aud the machinery install
ed aud all iu ruadinesa for operation
hy the first of May. It will be fitted
with a 10 tou ice plant mid distilled
water will be osed, thus insuring
pure, healthful ice. A 20 ton re
frigerator plant will be a part of the
equipment. The building will be fit
ted for handling fruit, vegetable!,
meats, butter, egga, beer and other
commodities. The Icing of refriger
ator cars for the railroad company
will alao be bandied.
The building will bo located to the
east of warehouse in row in the rail
road grounds on land leased of the
Southern 1'ftoitio aud will exteud from
F street to tbe aide track than gving
access by team at one end aud by
oara from the other end.
This cold atorage plant wll be a
must important addition to tbe in
dustrial aud commercial octivitus of
Grants Pass aud Mr. Cass should aud
will, receive the hearty co-operation
of the business men of thiaolty in mak
ing hia venture a success. While the
investment will be very large, It will
no doubt be profitable aa this will be
the ouly complete cold storugu plant
iu Southern Orcgou.
Arc Lights for Grants P&ss.
Work will be commenced next
week by the U. P. N. W., L. & P.
Co. to install the aro system that ia
to replace the incandescent lights ou
the business streets of this oity. The
lights aro to be swung ou w ires over
the center of the intersection of the
streets at a httighth of 'M feet from
the ground. Poles will be act at tho
opposite angle comer from the present
poles and from the two poles will be
strung the wire that is to sustain the
arc lump. Six of thise lumps are tu
he located ou Sixth street at the In
tersections of thut streut With A, C,
K, 11, J and L streets. Two will b
un G or Front as usually called, one
at tbe intersection of Fourth and one
west of Gilbert creek at the junction
of Main and G streets. And one
w ill bo placed ou Fifth street at the
alley crossing between G and ii
streets. The city puts no light on
Sixth street at the intersections of
either F or G streets as that section
of Sixth ntreet will be lighted by an
arc lump that the liailroud Company
will put in at the dciit. The Com
pany wili also put iu uu are lamp ou
their grounds near the roundhouse.
With these 11 arc lamps, which are
to bo of 2lH.it) caudle power each, the
business section (if Grants Pass will
be as well lighted as any other city iu
tho United States. The incandescent
lumps that the arc lights replace,
w ill he placed lu the resilience dis
tricts thut are in need of street lights.
Pleased With Ashland Schools.
In currying out his plan for the
N'tteruielit of the schools of Grants
Pass, City Superintendent li. li.
Turner had the entire corps of city
teachers iu Ashland lust Thursday
and Friday, visiting the schools of
that city, the Grants Pass schools
being closed for the two days, though
really but one day was lost for. school
was held ou SYashiugtt.u's liirlhd.ty, a
legal holiday. The tirauts i'a-s
deb gat ion w as made up of City Su
perinli udent K. K. Turner, Prof. M.
YY. Paveuport, Miss M. Astella Gooil
lu, Miss iuei Kitchen, Miss Miuuie
l ulls, Miss K leaner Piinford. Miss Mae
hisliop, Miss Alia Shudder, Miss
iilaiicbe Crane, Miss Mary Day, Miss
Frances McYS illiams, Miss Stella Pad
dock. Miss Ktlua Parker, Miss Wiui
tretl Cutler, Miss Alice Pool, Miss
l.illi.tu llogau. Miss Calls Heslin.
County Superintendent Lincoln
Savage was also of ttie purty. Mrs.
Mollle Holding was the ouly teacher
who did uot go, she being detained
home by the serious illness of her
The Party left here ou the morning
tram Thursday. The return of the
party was made iu sections, soiutt of
Hie teachers coming home Friday
evening and sonie came Saturday
evening, a few held by the many at
tractions of Ashland remained iu that
city uutil Sunday eveuing. Citv
Superinteudeut W. F. Cameron and a
number of the Ashland teachers met
thfii guests at the tie cot and gave j
tliciii a cordial welcome. 1'hursilnv i
af'.ctniHiti and Fridav was spent bv
the visitors iu the High School ami in
the three grade set ooln of Ashland1
w lit re every courtesy was shown hy the
teachers iu charge, that tho visaing!
teachers might observe the every day
work of the schools. In addition to !
having a delightful and restful oat-1
in sr. ttie Grunts Pass teacher felt
fully repaid for the trip in the com
pnrison of ideas aud methods m '
school work wnh the teachers of Ash
land. City Supeiiutenili'iii Turner )
was shown through the rooins of the ;
various schools of Ashland bv Cut I
uprriutt-udeni CaSerou and he found'
the work anil methods of a high I
order and that the schools of Ashland
would compare favcniulv w ith Hie
best schools ot the ccuutiy.
Plow I plow! plow! aud do il now
Willi an Oliver-Plow. Ali sue iu
stock al Craumr ileus.
NEW CHURCH ORGANIZED'EARLY FRUIT IN BLOOM
Cra.nt .Pass Now Hai 10 Church
Tbe religious organizations of
Grant Pace now number 10, tbe
Church of God being the latest addi
tion to the ht-t, tbe other denomina
tiona being Presbyterians, Methodist
Episcopal, Baptistr Catholic, Free
Methodist, Methodist Epiecopal
South, Episcopal, Advents and
Lutherans, Tbe Cougregationaliatn
have not yet organized lu this city,
but the maitter ia being considered by
resident members of that faith and a
cborcb of that denomination may be
formed during tho present year.
All the churches of Grants Pasa
have houses of worship except the
Lutherans aud they nope to erect a
building during the present year or
early next yar. ' Tin Church of God
but recently erected their building,
which ia a neat, anprettutiona struc
ture aa are all the places of worship
of thut denomination, for they are op
posed to display of any kind. This
building is located on South Sixth
street near the Kogue river bridge. It
ia 20:u feet in aize und while the ex
tension is finished, except painting,
the interior yet lucks the lining aud
ceiling. The members hope to have
it completed in the near future, but
iu the intitu time it is being used iu
which to hold their services, tem
porary seats accommodating tbe con
gregation. A regular service is held
cucli Sunday at 2 :30 p. m preceding
which the Sabbuth school ia held at
i o'clock. A prayer meeting ia held
eoch Wednesday evening. Rev. D. D.
Adams, is temporarily filling the
pulpit, but Rev. J. L, Greene, of
Woodhuru is expected to come to
Grunts Pass within the next month,
when ho will take charge of the
church and begiu a series of revival
meetings and may remain aa the per
The Church of God in Christ as ia
their full title, is a branch of the
Menuonito denomination and in the
absence of fixed ruleB of church
government and iu their simplicity in
all matters pertaining to their church
work, they greatly resemble the
Quakers. Contrary to a report current
in Grants Pass, they have no couneo
tion with tho Holly Rollers, of Cor
vallin fame, and do not countenance
audi improper practices as that crowd
were guilty of. Tho Church of God
poople eudouvor to oairy out tho forma
of worship as practiced in the time of
Christ. At the communion service
iu addition to bread und wine, they
wash each others font and give the
holy kiss, but it is ouly brothers that
do this for brothers, and sisters for
the sisters. They have no regular
church organization aud no roll of
incmbers, tney cluimiug that a trne
believer's name in registered In
heaven aud thut is ull that in required,
No regular sulary ia paid their
ministers, the, members glviug as they
feel able or as the Lord calls them to
give. The pastor's come to or leave a
church, not by a vote of the members,
but as they and the members feel
thut the Lord has called. They also
beleivo iu tliviuu healing, and that
prayer and faith will bring a euro to
all physical ills.
The Church of God bus several
orgaui.atinus iu Oregon, but have
ouly two In Souther" Oregon, one iu
tbi.t city aud one near Merlin, The
Merlin congregation have a meeting
house, aa they call their churches,
tiie church w ith them being the or
gaubtztiou its-elf. The Grants Past
church is in ehnrgo of Rev. D. D.
Adams for Hi n present, blit the nioin
hers having felt that the Lord desired
that liev. J. L. Greene cf Wnndbnrn,
Mht u lit conic here, he too lim ing felt
the divine call, it is exacted that
Kev. Gn cue will he here iu a a short
time. It is planned that w ith his ar
rival a series f revival meetings will
be hehl. Singing I' a strong feature
of their levivals and a new sot of
song hooks have been secured for this
Handsome Quart Specimen.
A. J. Htiinett, who with T. J.
Mitckin, is developing a rich quartz
proposition on Grave creek, Is ill
town for a few days this week ou
Mr. lienuett is inhibiting a sped
uu n of gold, one of many handsome
pieces recently secured at the property,
which is so rt niarkahle as to cause
consider. tblc C"i'itiieiit.. It is about an
no I. and a ba.i h ug aud about half as
w ide and n iu u haic like that of
a ribbon twisted aud doubled back.
It is inrfcctly clean and smooth us
plucer gold, u condition extremely
rare iu quart, specimens. The ar
rastre at this mine lias beeu torn
K')itd to shut down ou accouut of tho
falling of the water which furnished
the power but ilevelopint lit work is
being eouti mod.
Dcifrtfit t annot be Curtd.
hy local applications, as they ran
uot roach the tlisi nsetl portion of the
eir. There is only one way to cure
deafuess, and that is hy coustitutioual
remedies, l'enfiii'ss is caused by an
intUiued c ttiitiirit.il of the mucous
lining of the Kustachiau Tula". When
tins tube is unbilled, you have a
rumbling sound or imperfect hearing,
aud win u it Is tutirely closed, deaf
uess is the result, and unless the in
flammation ca'i Iv taken out and this
lube restored to us normal condition,
hearing will I tlestloyed torever;
utue cases out of leu are caused by
Catarrh, which is nothing hut an in
(lamed condition of the mucous sur
face. We will give Otie Hundred IXillars
for auy case of lVnfness icaust-d by
catarrh itbst cannot bo cured by Hall's
Catarrh Core Send lor circulars
F. J CHUNK Y - CO.. Toledo, O.
Sold by sll l'riiggjsts. Teo.
Take ltHit's l'junly Pi U for con
stipation. Au Irish social will be given by the!
Grauts Pass High School ou the even.
iug of March 1 7. The admission will
be 2.1 ceiits, the object being to raise
fuutls for the scdool lihrary. An ru
lerialuiug lime is promised aud re
freshments will be served. The
school already has the amount cf 1
raised for tins purpose and wish to
liirrt-tse this sutu it. .oo hetjre ap
plying to the b. aid tor tends.
Rough hau ls and face prevented,
and the skin kepi soft ami smooth by
ROSE A Nil CtClMbtK Jfc'LLY
tCVKOSA I'K'-'lM I
Sve W. P. Sin lu.aa about aome of
the homesteads wined are now to b
Almonds and Paaches Unfold ;
Their Blossom. - j
Tbe mild, spring like weather of
the past month baa sent the frait buds I
along at a rorpriamgly rapid rate oi
development. The almond trees bave
been In full bloom for nearly a week .
and the peachea are juat beginning to
bloom on t, while the other varietiea ;
of early blooming froit ahow a pro-,
portiouata development . I
Thia precocity on the part ol the
frail bnds la generally presumed to
be perilous to their future safety, but
observation ahowa that the fruit in a :
year of early blooming ia nearly as
safe aa when it blooms later Tbere
are froats in every spring after tbe
peachea bloom and whether oi not the
fruit ia seriously injured dependa very
largely upon ita condition when the
froit comet. When the peaches
bloom extraordinarily early aa in the
preaent year, tbere la likelihood
that by the time the late frosts come
the frait will be so far developed that
it will not be harmed, when If it had
bloomed later, it would have beeu
more tender and susceptible to in
jury. There bave bteu years wheu
the frosts have severely thinned the
peachea aud spared the almouds, as
the lattur were ao much farther de
veloped. ' '
Wild flowers are now blooming iu
profusion, not ouly the very -early
varieties bat the more handsome and
showy kinds which usually bloom in
April. All the vegetable life ia
quickened and growing rapidly aud
there are some early gardena already
well under way.
Thoa Lewnian waa at Applegate
Sunday on bosinttss.
John Miller, the Williams merchant,
waa at Provolt thia week.
Jessie Sumner of Williams was at
church and visiting friends here
Olie Hall of Horauhead waa at
Grants Pass Saturday after mining
We are sorry to state that Miss
Bertha Kennedy of Williama ia very
gick with the whooping cough.
Mrs. Rose Smith, the Provolt post
mistress, has beeu spending several
clays in Grauts Pans with frienda aud
Everett Lewmaa and Win. Sonson
made a busiuess trip to Grants Pass
Tuesday to parohaae garden seed,
whch will soon be sown, for early
- Say, if you want to go to place
of amusement, "just call at oar lit
tie barg, so called Provolt, one of the
liveliest places iu the valley whore
baseball, croquet and all other sport
Ing games can be had and boxing es
pecially. Engineer George Harriett of Ap
plegate waa at Provolt this week.
Mr. Harriett ia a farmer of that place
and atatca that everything ia moving
along and the farmera aro sowing
their apriug crops aa fast aa possible.
while the good weather permita doing
Win. Karris of Applegate was a
visitor at Provolt this week. He
statea that ovorybody ia vory buay
in hia vicinity and the weather is
very beautiful at present and if good
a few daya longer, tho spring crops
will all be put in. The full sown
grain looks excellent with the ex
pectationa of a big harvest thia season
H. Fields baa sold bis part of the
home place to hi brother Charlie
Fields of Provolt and will soon
leave for Eastern Oregon where he
wifl work during the summer. The
rest of the family will move to the
Willamette ' valle), where they w ill
visit rolutivea before leaving for
Washington, where they will make
their future home.
John McAllister of New Hope has
beeu employed at tho PoWell'a creek
sawmill at Provolt. Thecompiuy has
been sawing out timbers for the old
VYiuier miue at Murphy, which has
reci utly started ap to develop tbe
ledge which was discovered Februuiy
24, 30 years ago aud was worked up
till September IA, ls-M, and then was
alwutlout'd till lust full. It is equip
ped with good machinery and will
probably prove lo be oue among tin
valuable quartz mines of Southern
Oregon in tho near future.
A party of our young people attend
ed the entertainment at YYinnun last
Mrs. Adam Schaffer weut to 'Rose
burg Sunday morning for a short
visit v ith frienda
Mr Wpidutimi ll,tr lin Im. l,n....
visiting bore the rst week, has re
turned to his home in California.
Pied At the home of her father.
on Rogue river, five miles west of
hen, Klirn.p O L. 111 lut...l
...... - ........ . v .vw, ..qwi, tuij
daughter of Clias Pora. Internieut at
wnuiB rMB, tsuuunr. me young
latly waa about 11 years of age and
was sick but a few mouths. The
cause of death was consumption.
New Band Organized.
A juulor band was organised on
Tuesday evening with 21 members
who will practice under the direction
of Prof. J. A. Sibbetts. The persou
net aud probable instrumentation of
ths baud ia as follows:
Geue Cobnrn, comet ; C. E. Cargle,
cornet; E. C. Bisbey, cornet; Elmer
VYerU, coron-'t ; Claude Davis, clari
net ; Will Bush, clarinet; Gee,
Pacher, Jr., clarouet ; Will Baughu,
clarionet; Frank Mowers, alto:
Frederick Schmidt, alto: Harrv
St'hmidr. aim- Walrus Run.iu .1...'
John McAitbar, tenor ; ill Rigs,
lenor; neri nttidie, trombone ; Fr.-d
Cook tmmlnn. Will
baritone; Lawrence Weilaud, h haa:
Joe Thompson, side drum; Ralph
Dem, ban drum.
Order Baud instruments at the
Grants Pass Music House Special
discounts when a number order at
the same lime.
A. U BANNARD
v At the Big Furniture and House Furnishing
' Store, North Side, is now receiving his
New Spring Carpets, Rugs, Art
Squares and Linoleums
all bought before advance of price. You
can't afford to pass them by. Largo and
complete stck of Furniture and Furnishing
A. U. BANNARD
Big Store, North Side, 61 h Sreet, Grants Pass
Newt Hope Item s.
Jaeper Donalds iB quite aick with
Wm. Messenger intenda to aow
seven acres of alfalfa this spring.
The New Hope school has a good
attendance and the teacher is well
Howard and Misa Lisha Wynant
made a bnainesa trip to Grants Pass
H. 8. Wynant baa 8 acrea almost
ready for alfulfa. He intends to
sow 10 acrea this spring.
Tho weather being warm aud the
grouud in good condition, many are
putting in early gardens.
F'isheruiou'a luck was the reward
some of our young people had last
Sunday who went fishing.
S. E. Dilworth has the contract of
making 100 rods of ditch for the
Murphy Irrigation Company.
Mra. Carrie McAllister was in
Grants Pass a few days visiting her
mother and her aister, Mra. Leuipke.
Bnrrough and Jewell have the farm
of C. C. English rented aud will plant
45 acres of hops having rented it for
Mrs. Windom has aold her farm
near Murphy for S!000 to J. W liner of
Woodvillc. Mr. Wimer will take
possession May 1st.
Will McAllister has sold some fine
sugar pino shakes to the Michigan
Mining & Milling Company with
which to cover the quartz mill they
are erecting at their mine near this
Clarence Wynant met with a aerioua
accident the 14tli cf February, while
driving the team owned by Johu Mc
Callister, the team became excited
and threw him out, breaking his right
arm just above tbe elbow. Bob.
We aro haviug some warm rainy
weather at preseut.
L. C. Basyo went to Grants Pass
Mouday and returned Tuesday.
Elsie McFuuden visited friends and
relatives on Missouri Flat Sunday.
Sum Cook, uu enterprising farniei
of the Applegate valley, paid Grants
Puss a visit Tuesday.
Oliver Dorutan, who is prosp.ctiug
on Missouri Flat, paid Grauts Pass a
business visit Saturday.
Harvey York, who has been staying
in town for the last week, returned to
bis home ou Applegate Tuesday.
James Flowers, who has a bop
much on the old Pernoll farm, went
to Grauts Pass oue day this week.
There is a good deal of sickness iu
thia vicinity at present. K. J. Kuhli
I. us been on the sick list for oue and
several otln rs are complaining.
Clyde Jeter, who has been work
ing a mine ou Miners Creek left
Davidson and is going over the other
side ot Kerbyville to work in the
l ew is & Clark mine.
The farmers of Missouri Flat are
plcwiu at present and the chances
are favorable for a gcod crop this
year. The fall grain is finer than has
I en seen for several years.
Johu P. Cook, who ruidt-a ut CttU
youville. Orcgou, is visitiug bis
parents uu Applegate. Mr. Cook says
everything is a booming iu Douiilas
county, I ut
ocueves mat they nav
better wuitea here
The lar;e hay barn he longing to the
Wk Estate, Lurntd to the ground
Sunday uiht, the cuuse of which was
unkuowu. U was a n,.w barn and
was just completed last fall. There
was almut :io tons cf alfalfa hay in it
Is what everyone wants put into their
Nioe HcpairinK. For this class of work try
an-l you will W potting what you want and save money.
.Hoots and Shn m..l. fn n(1 .
It. L. Rartletts shoo store.
Orimtsj Vnm, Orpg-on. -
or merit appeal to voT w
WANTED The address of 22 people
who are going to relinquish their
homestead filings to the U. S. and
wish to sell their improvements.
WAJNTED A milk cow. Will trade
organ. Apply to J. M, Ward.
WANTED Place to cook or run
bearding house at mine or logging
camp. Mrs. O. T. Smith, Merlin.
FRANK BURNETT Upbolatering,
mission furniture madn to order.
FOR RENT A 26 acre farm on
Gilbrt creek in North Grants Pass.
House, barn and other boildings,
orchard and fine soil for grain, pota
toes, etc. Terms reaaoable. Ad
drosa 0. B., care Courier.
FIVE-ROOM oottage on North
Seveuth etreet for rent. Inquire of
J. L. Scovill..
YOUK choice of 28 freah cows at
prices from $22. SO to (46 at John H.
Robinson's ranch near Wildervillo.
Some choice milkers in the herd.
S. O. WHITE LEGHOHN EGGS,
high scoring birds, 75c per setting.
O.V. Henkle, 211 2d at., GrantaPass.
PET deer for sale. Is tame as a
lamb. Address Mrs. W. & Webb,
21(1, Moss etreet, Grauts Pass.
hTyf6rSALE in carload lota.
Write J. A. Perry, Medford, Ore
gon, for prices.
E St btt 5th and 6th
1IOAUI) nmt LODGING
Tho bouse hits been thoroughly reno
vated. Mrs. T. M. RENSHAW.
and a new rake with no insurance on
There is quite a number of pros
pectors in thia vicinity at present,
but so fur nothing largo has been re
ported. All the email mines are run
ning now, but the placer miners have
had a poor season of it, and there is
uot much hope for rain now aa il is
getting too late.
Dunn' Murderer Sentenced.
Harry Brown, convicted of murder
ing George Dunue at Patricks Creek,
December 29, 11)04, was seuteucetl
Thursday to be banged. .Kelly, his
accomplice, will be np before the
court next Mouday for sentence.
Brown will bo hanged at San Queu
tin, April 28th. Both prisoners will
likely go below on next outgoing
Del Norte. Del Norte Record.
D. it. Johnson, left Saturday for
Toimpah, NevaTIa, where he goes to
examine aomo mining property for
some Nevada aud Eastern capitalists.
He goes first to Winnemucca, where
be Will SCCnre a tttAm mil ounin nntHt
and With two Akaiutnnfa will ti'ti.in.v
overland to Tonapah, where he will
speua two or tnree months In that
gold distriot. Mr. Johnson, with his
Nevada aud Eastern turliier are
also Interested iu mining property iu
this district, having four claims ou
Birdseye creek. With a force of men
Mr. Johnson ha been carrying ou de
velopment work on these claims einoo
early last fall snd has opened np some
icuKes umi are qUW promising, air.
Johnson will return to Grauts Pass
about the firat of June and tben lie ex
perts to resume the development woik
and carry it on nutil it haa been
demonstrated that the ledgea have
the body of ore to justify a mill,
which w jll be put in next fall, if the
showing should warrant.
The lateat and amarteat effects iu
white aud cream ehirt waists at Mrs.
E. Hehkopf & Co's. Make your
selection while the stock is complete.
? ne flna a " lmM
Care, No Pay. 50c