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GRANTS PASS, JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 105.
Houses to Rent. Money to Loan,
ROOMS 10 and 12 MASONIC TEMPLE.
Grants Pass Banking & Trust Co.
PAID UP CAPITAL STOCK
Transact a general banking business.
Receives deposits subject U check or on demand certificates.
Our customers are assured o( courteous treatment and every consideration con
extent with Hound banking principles
Safety deposit boxes for rent. J. FRANK. WATSON. Pres.
11. A. HOOTH, Vice-I'res.
L. I.. JKWEU., Cashier.
The First National Bank
OF SOUTHERN OREGON.
Kereive deposits subject to check or on certificate payable on demand.
Selis siKht drafts on New York, San Francisco ana Portland
Telegraphic transfers sold on all points in the United State
Special attention given to collections and general hU!.nes of our customer.
Collections made throughout Southern Oregon, and on accessible points.
K. A. HOOTH, Pres
J. C. CAMHHKU., Vtce-l'res.
H. 1.. BILKKY, Cashier.
NEW MEAT MARKET
GUSTAV KARNER. PROPRIETOR
Manufacturer of all kinds of foreign and domestic
Sausages. Pork Packer and dealer in all kinds
of First-class Fresh, Salt and Smoked
Meats, Wholesale and Uetail
Main Street, West of Palace Hotel TELEPHONE 223
Welch Clothing Stock, a large assortment of Ladies
Shoes we will sell at greatly reduced prices the en
tire stock. We quote you prices as follows:
" S " " 1
" Patent Leather Shoes 3
" Kid Bals 3
" Kid Bluchcr 3
" Kid Bals .' 2
II II- 14 C)
Misses School Shoe, safety heel 3
We also carry a large assortment in Box Calf, Velour
Calf, Old Ladies' Comforts, Juliets and Children's Shoes.
The Hub Clothing Store
S. (Jarf inkle, Proprietor
SOUTH SIXTH STKKKT, NEXT TO LAYTOX HOTEL
Grants l'ass Ore.
purchased in connection
tan Oxfords. . ,
Black Kid Oxfords.......; 2
II II II Q
ti II II J
Pat Leather 4 Strap Sandal.- 2
W. A. CLARK, JR.,
VISITS GRANTS PASS
Is Favorably Impressed With the
Opportunities Her or
W. A. Clark, Jr., of Butte, Mod
tana, wag in Grants Pass to look after
some property interests in this county
that belongs to the estate of his late
uucle, J. K. Clark. Mr. Clark is i
sou of Senator W. A. Clark, of Mod
tana, reputed to be the wealthiest
miue owner in the world and he Is
also one of the big railroad men of
the United States. In the Una of his
railroad ventures. Senator Clark is
uow building a railroad from Salt
Lake to Los Angeles, a distance of
1400 miles, and is doing it with
out selling bonds, bat all the
money required is derived from the
profits of his Moutana and Arizona
copper mines. Young Mr, Clark
while in Grants Pass showed much
interest in the mineral resources of
this section and he ntilized all his
spare time In gaining information
that may be of nse to him later on.
Mr. Clark was shown through the,
minerals exhibit room of the Orants
Pass Miners Association by T. F.
Hopkins, manager of the Golden
Eagle Mining Company, and who for
merly resided in Butte and was well
acquainted with him. Mr. Clark
gave a careful examination of all the
ores and was much interested in the
showing made of the many minerals
found in this district aud of the
character of the ores on display. He
expressed the opiniou that the exhibit
was really a credit to the town aud
tne district and would no doubt do
much toward advertising the mineral
wealth of Southern Oregon and of at
trading mining aud other investors
to this section. Mr. Clark is a
bright, energotio young man of about
30 and is in do wise given to egotism
by reason of the uiillioLS at his com
maud, and a stranger would take him
to be one of the many young men of
the West who are alert aud ever ready
to make the most of any business
venture that may oonie tholr way.
Mr. Clark will probably again visit
Southern Oregon this summer wheu
he will speud a coupl of weeks en
joying the fine hunting and Ashing
that is to be had Id this seotion. Iu-
cideutlv Mr. Clark will doubtless
look up the miues as well as the game
of the district about Grants Pass.
Good Ore From Horseshoe.
Tuoday, Meade & Co., who are
tvJloping the Horseshoe miue on
Jones creek, three miles east of
Grunts Pass, brought to town 6500
pounds of ore which they sold to W.
U. Wright, the assayer, for $102.20
This would give a value of $37.13
per ton, a very good showing for ore
that was not from a pocket but was
taken from the main ledge. It was
picked samples, but the entire lodge
shows good working values and as it
is opened more fully gives stronger
proof thnt it has the making of a good
Easter Novelties at Cleuieus.
50, now $-2
THE TEACHERS INSTITUTE
Supt. Savage Has Details Ar
ranged for Meeting In May.
Coenty Superintendent Lincoln
Savage has all the details arranged
for the Joseph Ids county teachers in
ititnte which will be held in Grants
Pass on Wednesday. Thursday and
Friday, May 8, 4, and S. The in
stitute promises to be a success and
will be attended by all the teachers
of the county, aa they are compelled
to by law, and those who have schools
in session will not be compelled to
make op the three days, but will
draw their regular pay while they are
at the institnte. Districts employing
teachers holding institute certificates
will be entitled to $8, as additional on
The following gives the talent who
will participate and the order of the
program for the institute :
J. H. Ackerman, Snperlntendent of
Public Instruction, Salem.
B. F. Mulkey, President Southern
Oregon Normal School, Ashland.
Chat. H. Jones, Editor of Oregon
Teachers Monthly, Salem.
J. H. Austin, Teacher of Eerby
R. R. Turner, Superintendent of
City Schools, Grants Pass.
WEDNESDAY 8:00 A.
Opening Songs by Institute.
Home Geography" Mr.
"The Scholar and The College"
WEDNESDAY t :15 P. M.
"Child Study" Mr. Mulkey
'Vthat Teachers Should Read"
History" Mr. Mnlkey
8 :00 Lecture "The ' Rhythm
of Motion" Pres. B. F. Mnlkey,
Southern Oiegon Normal School.
THURSDAY-9:00 A. M.
Opening Songs ...
"Reading and Phonics" Mr. Mulkey
The Recitation" Mr. Ackerman
"Geography" Mr. Mulkey
ni. I Mr. Austin
Discussion jMr. Hill
THURSDAY 1 :18 P. M.
'Grammar ' , Mr. Ackerman
'Nature Study" Mr. Mnlkey
"Revised Course of Stndy". .
Di' J Ms Freeman
8:00 Address "The Modern
School" ..J. 11. Ackerman
FRIDAY 9:00 A. M.
"The Recitatiou" Mr. Ackerman
History" Mr. Mulkey
School Law" Mr. Ackerman
FRIDAY-9 00 A. M.
"Child Study" Mr. Mulkey
Revised Course of Study". .
"Grammar" Mr. Ackermau
Chaa H. Jones, assisted by Milton
W. Davenport, will have charge of
Miss Mae Bishop, assisted by Miss
Inez Kitchen, will be institnte secre
tary and issue certificates of at
Committee on resolutions aud out
Hue of future work: Miss Goodiu,
Mr Corum, Mr. Turner.
Day sessions will be held in the
high school building. The evening
sessions will be held in the opera
house on Wednesday and Thursday.
Each session of the institute is free
for all aud a cordial invitation is ex
tended to everybody to attend.
the Courier's Pro
The Courier eudeavors to give every
eucouragemeut to all activities that
are for the upbnlldiug and prosperity
of Josephine county. Following
this line of eodeavor, the Courier
gave every assistance possible iu
working up an interest Iu the South
ern Oregon district good roads con
vvutlon held In this city three weeks
ago. That the people of Josephine
couuty might know of the proceed
ings of this conveutiou, which was
one of the most important yet held by
the Oregon Good Roads Association,
aud gave information on a subject
that Is of the greatest importance to
them as taxpayer; the Conrler gave
as full au account of the convention
as would any daily paper. That this
enterprise on the psrt cf the Courier
is appreciated by the progressive ele
ment iu Josephine county, is shown
by the following words of commen
dation In a letter to the publisher
from W. J. Wiioer, president and
manager of the Deep Gravel Mining
Company, operating a placer miue
near Waldo, and oue of the largest iu
Josephine county : 1
"The Courier did itself proud re
porting our good roads convent lou. I
was much disappointed by the small
space given us by the other papers,
sud so was much pleased when the old
Conner came wltn a full write up.
"That was a meeting of much more
injirlanc than most ot our citiaeos
realize.- We have not done much In
the past and as agitation Is the first
step of action, it is very Important
we discuss aud determine the
way to succeed. This having
THE LEWIS AND CLARK FAIR
Story of Discovery and Explora
tion of Oregon Country.
The story of the discovery, ex
ploration and settlement of the Ore
gon Country, to which the Lewis
and Clark Centennial Exposition at
Portland is drawing- the attention of
the world, presents some of the most
astonndlug aspects. Perhaps the faot
that arouses the greatest degree of
astonishment in the up-to-date, hust
ling citizen of today is that such a
iong period of time was required for
taking possession of this vast terri
tory after its discovery aud explora
tion. The ooast line of Oregon aud Wash
ington was known to mariners genera
tions before the interior was explor
ed, aud maps more or less accurate
were made from time to time.
Spanish, Dutch, British and Rnssiau
navigation vied with each other in
exploring the ooast, but practically uo
attempt was made to explore the iu
terior of the country nntil President
Jefferson, hundred yeara ago, sout
Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
from St. Louis np the Missouri river
to its headwaters, across the mount
ains aud plains and down tho Colum
bia river to its month.
But even after Uncle Sam, with
that rare Yankee shrewdness which he
is supposed to possess, had penetrated
this great uukuown territory, bisect
ing it from side to aido, it was more
than 40 yeara before anything like a
definite Intention of settlement aud
occupation took fotm. Though from
the journals of Lewis and Clark aud
the diaries of some of their men it
was distinctly evident that "tho Ore
gon Country" was a laud maguifl
oioutly opulent in promise, a laud
crying for settlor aud developers
even as babies cry fur pitchers of
milk, full two-score years passed be
fore a nation finally took possossiou of
the region, "colonized" it aud begau
to make It a part of the oiviliised
True, there was a dispute as to its
ownership. Groat Britain and the
United Status both claimed the Ore
gon Country, aud each appeared to
have some color of title. Yet it re
quired 40 years to aettle this matter,
aud during all that time Oregon and
Washington aud Idaho as uow named
and known, remained wilderuesses.
with but a struggling scltUmiout here
aud there, and those settlements liar-
rassed by hostile Indians aud oi posed
to the natural perils of remote out
posts. The history of the actual develop
ment of Oregon and her sister states
iu the territory acquired by treaty
with Groat Britain iu 18W is the his-
tor r of less than AO years of heroic
effort and high achievement. America
was discovered 413 years ago. James
town was colonized by the English
398 years ago. Plymouth waa touch-
ed by the tread of the Mayflower pil
grim 28S yeara ago. Amuricau inde
pendence was "deolared 129 years ago.
Lewis and Clark crossed the conti-
nent to the Paoifio Northwest 100
years ago. The United States finally
acquired flie Oregon Country, by
right of discovery aud exploiatioti
aud after 40 years of haggling and
juggling, Mt years ago. "Westward
the oourse of empire takes Its way,'
but until throe-score years ago, it
took its way most deliberately and
with dignified slowness.
But after getting our clutches
firmly fixed npou this Oregon Country,
we have pushed forward the work of
development with gratifying rapidity.
With the extension of the railroad
and the iuveutiou of the telegraph,
distance has beeu annihilated and it
; was oisianre wnicn waa the inalu
factor iu keeping this great region
undeveloped for ao many generations
after the eastern part of Ainerka was
settled. The Pacific Coast was so re
mote from civilization that one felt,
as Joaquin Miller has expressed it,
that it was a laud thnt even God had
forgotten. Now it is but a few day's
trip by rail from New York aud a few
seconds' time by wire from any point
east or west.
(treat as has been the deveolpinent
of the past (K) jears, Oregon and her
sister status of the Paclfla West are as
yet comparatively Infants. There is
room for many millions of people iu
addition to those uow living iu these
states, and the Lewis aud Clark Kio
sitiou uo doubt will be the means of
drawing a large increase of deslrahlu
Men Put Sixty in Dinger.
More than half of mankind over M
yearn of age suffer from kidney and
bladder disorders, usually enlarge
ment of prostate gland. This is both
painful aud dangerous, and Foley's
Kidney Cure should be taken at the
first sign of danger, as it corrects
Irregularities sod haa cured many old
men of this diaease. Mr. Rodney
Burnett, Rock Port, Mo., writes:
"I suffered with enlarged prostate
gland ano kliluey trouble for yea's
and after taking two bottles of
Foley's Kidney Cure, I feel better
than I have for 20 years, although I
am now VI years old." For sale by
II. A. Rolermuud.
Over 3000 Yards
Fine Ingrain Carpets
placed on salo this
week. Many pat
terns will lo
closed out regard
less of coBt, for
cash only 20 to
30 per cent reduction.
Look for the alxve signs on Front Street, opposite the Flag Pole,
there's our new store, where we guarantee to give you satisfaction!
BIO ASSORTMENT LITTLE TRICES.
Money IJitfk If You -Vnut It.
Thomas . O'Neill,
CUTS OFF OFFICERS FEES
Referendum Law Works
Hardship on Sheriffs.
The operations of tho referendum
law are not too sntisfaetory to some
of tho Jospehlne county olllcers at the
present time. Since the nppropria
tious hill was held up by tho referen
dum recently filed nt Kiileni, the
sheriffs and other olllcets who convey
oriniiuals or Insane perscua to Salem
are obliged to defray the expenses of
tho trip with their own funds. All
they oau securo iu tliu way of re-iiu-bursenieut
from the statu is a sort of
ocrtiflcato or due hill which hears uo
interest aud which, if tho holder must
absolutely raise money on it, may
possibly be cashed by some hunker or
speculator at a discounnt of In per
cent. In the uiouutime funds of the
state, destined ior this purpose, are
lying Idle. This condition of things
will continue until the next regular
election in June, lUist. Then if the
obstructing movement is upheld iu
the. election there will be no relief
until the uext legislative session: Of
course it is n t on account of expenses
of this character that tho referendum
is iuvoked but the ap ropriutions hill
oontaius many items and tho referen
dum petitioners iu order to get at
their object were obliged to put tho
whole hill to sleep. The people will
have before election a good long time
to consider tho matter Iu all its
phases and meanwhile the conveyance
to Salem of criminal or insane
oharges will be an employment not
Cheap Rates From The F'.nsl.
Commencing March 1st, and con
tinuing daily to and including May
Kith, UMio, Colonist tickets will he
sold from the L'ast to points on Ore
gon Lines, via l'nrtlmicl. Following
are rates from some of tho principal
From Chicago, III fill (Hi
Prom Hlonmingtoii, 1,1 hi no
From Peoria, III Ill (hi
From Kt. Ixiuis, Mo mi no
From Council lllulfs, Iowa .'.', i:, (hi
From OmaliH, Neb on
From Hinux Cilv, Inwu . -jr. tn;
From Kansas City, Mo -j;, ihi
Corrossindiiig rales will be made
from other points ami will nni.lv to
all points on Oregon Lines.
Please note rates and dales of
sale as you may desire to advise vour
friends In the Fast.
W. COM AM
General Passenger Agent Portland Or.
Tlio three juries at tlm St. Louis Fair, cou
Bihtiiij,' of tliouMoht mechanical engineers of
Furo(! aud Auioiiea, wero utniiiiinous in
deciding Ue RACYCLE to bo tho
most pKitiiiTi.v (iissritit ni) and kasikst
Kixxisti r.icyclo made, aud awarded tho
Kacyclu tho only Grand 1'iize pven in tho
W. A. PADDOCK, AGENT
Grants Pass, Oregon
in immense variety.
Iron Beds, $2.25
$4.50 to $20 00.
all-wool fringe, $1.85.
Couches $0.75 to $20
35c to $5.00 pair.
PICTURES 20 per cent off.
SCREEN DOORS $1. 35 to $3.50
PROTECTS THE MERCHANT
Law Ref&rdlng Exemption of
Oregon merchmta will have a good
remedy against many of their bad
debtors after May 18, when the act of
thn lust Legislature regarding the
exemption of wages from exeoution
will go into e fleet. This aot amends
tho law by making one-half the earn
ings of the debtor subjeot to exeoution
proceedings if the debt ba for family
Prior to 1U0.1 all the earnings of a
debtor for 110 days next preceding the
sci vice of au attachment, execution
or garnishment were exempt if the
earnings were needed for the support
of a fumily. Under that law men
with considerable monthly incomes
would escape thn payment of their
debts. The Legislature of IU03 amend- -ed
thn law by limiting the amount
of earnings exempt to $i5, but leaving
the law otherwise the same. As
there are comparatively few mm
working for wairos who receive over
75 a month, this law. still euabled
men to avoid debts which they should '
be compelled to pay, and the Legls
latum of 11(0,1 amended the seotion stll '
further by adding this clause: "Ex
cept wheu thn debt is incurred for
family exienses furnished within six
mouths ot the dato of the service of
such attachment, execution or garnish
ment 60 per cut of such earnings shall
be subject to such attachment, exe
cution or garnishment. "
As construed by the courts, the
term "family expenses" includes each
Item as provisions, fuel, rent, furni
ture, wearlug apparel, pianos, organs,
jewelry, medical attendance, eto.
Paul De Lauey has Ssiut five years
iu traveling in Fasteni Oregon, Wash
inglnn, Idaho and California, and has
very phase of life iu this vast
region, His first uovel was "The
Lord of the Desert," which was in
spired iu his travels through this
country. His second "Columbia,"
but now he has written a bettor story
still a story that will live. It is a
new feature III fiction. It deals with
the great range wars, the timber land
frauds, mid the Irrigation projects iu
a rniiiautiu spirit. Hue this paper
about getting tliu story.
Dairymen cun get cow bolls 6 cents
and up, wooden bowls R ceuts and up,
I. u Iter molds, milk pails, at Davis'
farmer supply house. An Acme bar
rel! churn almost new for t'l
noon oons, ws will us
. Ws want
yoor property to s II.
meut when we do work."