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NEWS NOTES FROM
Mlaa Anuie Fieater haa sold liei farm
to the Mnsars Sawyer. I'lie pnne
paid waa $3000, Mr. MoNeinh liaa
been in charge of the place tonic
Mr. Smock, merchant at Holland,
ia intending lo erect a store at the
fainnna KrlKK mine. He will preside
over it and Mra. Bmock will euro for
the atoro at Holland.
Weather lovely. Why will hearts
ho Had when we have ao much to en
joy, with the enimhlne and the
flowera and the warbling of the song
birds? Why do we aiijti?
Dr. Brown, of the Ilnnaeth mine,
luia returned to liia property. The
miuea being tied op in the coorta,
there will be no work done thia
iH'uanu. George Wimer baa rented the
fitrin and will move to it shortly.
The Althnuae school opened op
with 20 pnpila. Happy Go Lucky.
New Hope Item.
Tim farmer hnvu begun planting
The dance given Thursday flight
was a grand nuecesa.
Mr. and Mra. English' made a busi
iii'sh trip to (Jrunts Pass Saturday.
Mr. (iilhaiu and family have moved
to Conger 'a aaw mill, ho being em
ployed at that place.
We aaw in the paper where the ling
pen of J. W. Holmea waa ordered
moved. We think that the county
hud better order the pena owned by
hi me other fiirmera moved, aa Home in
tli ih locality are ritaeiiHe breeding
Htench liolea to both beast and niau.
Weather jileaant, crop prnapecta flno.
No daiiinue by reccut frnata other than
to Italian pruuea growing ou low
Tho Hotel Lelaud haa been reno
vated and placed in tho beat of order
by the new luudlady,' Mra. A liny.
Loland ciin now offer aa good hotel
a coinmodatlnna aa any (own in Hogue
A. A. I'nrter,niHrvfmir for thia
dlatrict, hna been doing aome excel
lent road work of late and through
hla effort and thoao of the dry
weather our roaila aru now In a piia
Tim mail route to Greenback ia to
be uhauged from Lelnnil to Wolf
(!irok. The atage lino was changed
aomu time ago from Lelaud, and the
atage now makeH two Irlpa each diiy
between Wolf ('reek anil Greenback.
A large amount ot grouud haa been
washed off at the Columbia placer
mine and a good clenu-up ia likely to
be made. Frank Fnaa, one of the
moat exHrieueed iniuera in Southern
Oregon, ia aupcrintcudent of thia
A large ramp of rnilroail grailera
have been e.tnMli-lieil near here.
Thia crew wUl be here all aum.uer
oing Away for the
Sorry I didn't know it sooner h it could have boon an
nounced lefoi'i Init it. is settled now that I am roin; to lip
away a jjooil deal this summer. That makes it 'necessary
not to leave any instruments on hand, as they would not
ho so salable if carried over the summer ami then ofl'ered
t you next fall !: lin. They would still he ood as new
next fall hut wouldn't he so desirable, and we would leso
heavily on them if we held them over, owinir. to the heavy
discounts we would have to make on any carried over
instruments; also interest and expense iteiys would count
up. Since it is apparent that we will lose if we wait, and
lose if we re ship any instruments,
..We Prefer to Lose in Your Favor..
Kor you to realize the full benetit of the linns intentions
and oiler, it will be necessary for you to come as soon as
you can. lhuino; the next few days will do.
liclow i a lit of liitrutnents wo oxpoct to close
out in the next few days:
A beautiful Cable piano in Mahogany ense.
Another CaMc in fancy dark oak ease.
The very best style of the well-known Smith A;
l'arns piano, walnut case.
A very handsome Wellington piano in dark navy jjrain
A K "nip-bury piano in Mahogany.
M ike your own price on a couple of 'Jnd liaud organs
Two New Packard organs, one a swell piano case style
in o.ik and the other heinj: ' parlor style.
J. M. Ward, Salesman
Courier lllock, (irants I'ass
For Allen A: (lilbert - RamaLer Co., Portland, Oregon
litis i uuu IIUIU1IUIU UUIIIUllllf iwimww uiuuui 11 mkx
OVER THE COUNTY
and with a steam ahovel and two
traina of damp cara will fill in all the
treatlea on the railroad between Ton
nel 9 and Iceland.
A petition will be presented at the
next aeaaion of the coonty court, ask
ing for a change in a section of the
Leland-Placer road. Thia road ia
along the valley of Gravo creek aud
the section to be changed ia where the
road passca over the point of a hill
and it ia proponed to -keep it on a
level and put around the foottif the
hill, turning the foothill down ax
it wero, an improvement that con Id
be made to many of tho roada in thia
Richard, little aim of Mr. and Mra.
13. A. Lowell, ia quite ill.
Iter. Wynaua waa a visitor here last
Sunday aud addressed the Sunday
school on an Easter topic.
Disco & Herr'a meat market ia
now o'ii and they are serving their
customers very satisfactorily.
Misa Maud Prim of Jacksonville,
arrived here Suuilay eveuing, en route
to her acbool in the Scott diatrict.
The general merchandiae stock for
Seaman & Johnson 'a new store haa
arrived, aud they will soon be ready
Mr. and Mra. Orr have moved
away. Mra. Orr will tnnku a short
visit in Granta Pass before she joins
her husband in their new home near
Merlin. They have many friends hero
who regret their departure, but wiali
them well in their new home.
Kev. Itobt. Tweed filled his regular
appointment at Phoenix last Sunday.
He was accompanied by his family.
Thia ia Kev. Tweed's last trip to
Phoenix, as his work for tho coming
year la to include Woodvllle, Wimer
and Sams Valley. We are very glad
to have him with ua another year.
Saturday evening a merry party of
young folks, gathered at the homo of
Mr. mid Mra. 0. K, Sams, to anrprise
the Misses Knna Conway and Uraco
Dicks, who were visiting here, and
all present enjoyed the evening
greatly. Tho young ladies returned
homo lo Granta Pasa Sunday evening.
Married In Medford, April ill,
lliOf,, by Kev. Illncliwell, Mi hi Dollie
Iladger of Ashland and Gen K. Zldors,
S. P. Section foreman here. The only
guests present at the ceremony were
Mra. Aiders, Sr., and C. Badger, a
brother of the bride. Mr. and
Mra. 'liters came homo ou the even
ing train, anil were greeted by many
friends who extend hearty congratu
lations and beat wlshea to tho happy
Kverythiug ia progressing nt the
(!. I''. Fii Id from Lelaud waa on
our Htreeta thia week.
Kight families are cx,cctcd here in
the next few days. 'I he camp ia grow-
ROGUE RIVER COURIER, GRANTS PASS, OREGON. APRIL 23, l'X5
lug faat both in wealth and popula
tion. Choir practioe at the acbool bouae
last Monday afternoon.
Eaater was observed ia the oaoal
way. The children were made happy
with their bunny nesta foil of eggs.
W. 8. Webb is at Wolf Creek, reno
vrting the Hotel Wolf Creek, recently
purchased by the Greenback Company.
The ladles of Greenback will meet
next Sonday at' school boose for the
purpose of reorganizing oor Sonday
The Greenback Company starts their
daily atage this week to Wolf Creek.
It carries paaaeugers and express for
Doc Hobaon, one of Greenback's old
time boys, leaves this week for an ex
tended trip tbrough" Eastern Oregon
and Northern California.
Mr Jennings ia doing good work io
the hlackamithing line. We troat be
will find it profitable to stay.
J. H. Aoatin, the Kerby attorney,
haa been to Grants Paas doring laat
week. He haa a good law practice.
Our roadmaator, Ed Dailey, Is doing
good work on the road between Selma
aud the Illinois bridge. He knows
what ia needed.
A dance waa given in Kerby by the
W. O. W. Wednesday evening of thia
week. Many people attended, and a
jolly good time was had. A sapper
waa given in the upper hotel dining
Kerby ia now sporting two doctors,
and we are glad to welcome morn.
We deaire to train a few doctors in
the work found In a rough country.
We welcome Dr. Effie Brown to this
field of labor and trust she Is prepared
to stay aud to answer all calls In all
weithor, day or night over smooth
roads, or rough mountain trails.
We were very glad to read the an
nouncement in the Con r lor of the new
tobacco law. We see the need of Ita
enforcement in many places We
lived in a place at one time where
school boys walked upon the roada
with cigars or pipes in their mouths.
Growing children ahould be denied
audi poison. It would be better if the
older ones denied tbemaelves for the
children's sake. In the absence of
the editor of thia paper we deaire to
commend his position in thia county.
The paper atauda for principles that
ahould be supported by all. A clean
paper for clean people.
U. L. Mangum of Grants Pasa waa
a viaitor around Korby thia week.
He ia interested In mines and finds
timo to work enthusiastically in the
Interest of an exhibit in the Lewis
aud Clark exhibition. Subscriber.
City Treasurer's Notice.
There are funds in the City treasury
tn-fodecni all outstanding warrauta,
proteated to November 1, 1U02. In
terest on same will cease after this
date. Dated at Grant Pasa, Ore
gon. April 2:. 11)05.
COL. W. JOHNSON,
TO CONSTRUCT A
Section of Modern Road Surfaced
With Decomposed Granite to
Be Built by This County.
It has been decided by Jodge Bootn
and Commissioners Lovelace and Lo
gan to bnlld a section of modern
wagon road, drained, graded, surfaced
and rolled as is done under the meth
ods practiced In sections where road
building is carried on as a scientific
accomplishment The road to be im
proved will be a section of the road
that leads oat of Grants Pass south
from the Rogue river bridge. Tbis
seotion of road has more travel over
it than any other road In the county,
for into it converge the Kerby
CreaoentCity stage road, the Williams
Upper Applegate roads, the Upper
and Lower Rogue river roada and
several lesser roads, and its improve
ment will benefit tbe public aud tax
payers more than any other road io
The plan of the county court will
be first to pat the roadbed on a per
fect grade and thoroughly drain it,
aud then to roll it with a roller of
sofficeint weight to take oat all the
soft places In Jt, so that water will
not be held to make chuckholea or
ruts. The surface will then be
covered with decomposed granite,
which will be rolled so hard that It
will atand the heaviest teams.
The use of decomposed granite for
surfacing roada haa never been tried
in Oregon bat in other sections of the
world it has . been fouud a aaoeoaa.
After careful inveatigatiou the
management of the Lowia and Clark
Fair baa decided to nae granite sand
on the driveways about the fair
grounds. Tbe granite rand to be used
is from South America and ia deliver
ed in Portland, as ballast on shipi, at
a leaa coat than granite could be ship
ped in from Rogue River Valley, the
only place that It ia found in Oregon.
The Booth American granite ia red
in color which ia conaidered an ad
vantage as it will not be so hard on
the eyes aa the glare from the white
granite of Southern Oiegon. The
result of this trial on a road here
will be watched with Interest not
only iu Josephine county bat in the
Willamette Valley counties, where
rooks for road macadamizing has to be
ahipped in, thua making a big freight
charge iu addition to the coat of
crushing. If the decomposed granite
'is a aucceaa, the Valley counties hope
to get a special rate from the
Southern Paciflo that will enable
them to ahip iu granite from the
hills near thia city, and use it on
their roada Instead of crushed rocki.
The aeqnence of thia would be another
big industry for Granta Paas for the
ouly place where this graiute is found
immediately along the railroad ia juat
west of thia city, whete there are
great hills of decomposed granite.
The railroad company now have
several grauite pits opened aud each
year takes out - thousands of toua for
use along their road from Portland to
Sacramento in paving their depot
grounda aud for track ballasting and
for fills. The cars are loaded by a
steam ahovel as rapidly aa though it
were digglug iuto an earth bank.
Ouco before granite aaud waa naed
aa a road material aud it proved a
failure. The experiment waa made
by Grants Paas when the town was
drat built up. Sixth street, the ma hi
(raveled atreet, becoming a mndhole,
a coating of grauite sand was damped
on it, with the result that it settled
into the mud and made the street
so impassable that it became necea
aitry to haul otf both mud aud grauite
and then to put on a coating of gravel.
There ia uo doubt that had the atreet
been tiled to drain it, and then the
ground thoroughly rolled with a IS
or 20 ton roller to take oat all the
soft places and to render it iuipervioaa
to raiua, and then the granite itself
thoroughly rolled, that the experi
ment would have proved a auccesa.
Aa the county court will not half-do
the job iu their experiment in the
use of granite ou the road they will
mprove, there ia a likelihood that the
veuture will prove a success.
Lewis and Clark Exposition Rates
Commencing May 2'.lth aud autil
October 15th, there will be on aale
from all Millions ou Oregon Lines,
sdal ticketa to Portland, and return
account Lewis nnd Clark Exposition
under the following conditions:
INDIVIDUAL TICKETS. j
Rate Oue aud one-third fare for
Sale Dates Daily from May lUth
to October 1Mb, liajs.
Limit Thirty days, bat not later
tbau October SI, lmw.
PARTIES OK TEN OR MORE.
For parties of 10 or more from one
point (must travel together on one
ticket both ways) party ticketa will
be aold aa follows :
Hate One fare for the round trip.
Sale Data Daily from Mav 2Mb to
October l.ith, lmtf.
Limit Teu days
Kor organized parties of 100 or more
moving from one place ou same date,
rate and limit aa for partiea of 10 or
No stop-overs will be allowed ou
any of the above tickets. They must
bo used for coutiuuoua passage in
Coach excursions will be ruu from
time to time for which individual
I fti..k.ta nnl. i.. .-Ill ....
sold at very low rates. Particular as
to rates, datea, etc., will be announc
W. E. COMAS, U. P. A.
We waut your property to sell.
SHERilAN A IRELAND.
THE BIG BED ROCK FLUME
Of GaJica Consolidated Working
Among the placers, the principal
improvement work nnder way ia at
Galice Creek, on the property of the
Galice Consolidated Mines Company,
where work on the immense flume to
drain and afford damp for several
hundred acres of ricb ground is being
vigorously pushed by Manager A. B.
Coasin, and a large crew of men. Tbe
completion of tbis flame will give tbe
company facilities for moving more
gravel than any other bydraolio mine
on the Coast.
Mr. Coasin bas been working on
tbe Galioe properties for 13 years and
bas been untiring in bis devotion to
and efforts for tbis enterprise. Very
few mining men atay with one prop
osition this length of time and while j
he bas had the confidence and good
will of the community and business
men in particular, be has had many
obstacles and adverse conditions to
meet and overcome to bring the mine
even to ita preaent producing state. The
successful operationa of the company
during the paat several years while
working through only two foot-flames,
is an inkling of the future prosperity
to be enjoyed when all the giants are
driving the rich gravel banks of Ga
lice into the six foot flume which
damps directly into Rogae river.
Every labor-saving device that could
be employed in aud around a placer
mine ia in use here. The saw mill is
operated by water, logs are
dragged in from the woods by water
power of auffioient atrength to break a
-lncn flexible steel wire cable.
Thia latter device is the only one
used In Southern Oregon and perhaps
in the West. A water power block
cnttjug machine la the latest contri
vance and aa the riffles for abont 3500
feet of six foot flame will require an
enormoai lot of blocka the machine
will certainly be a mouey aud labor
saver. Three large reserroirs win
supply the water for continuous oper
ations daring the summer and aa the
work in the bed of the creek must
be all finished before the first fresh-
eta next-fall, It is imperative that ad
vantage be taken of every time-aaving
method. Ten thousand yarda of
gravel is a very conservative estimate
of the volome of material that will
paas through this flame as noon as the
battery of giants are put to work. A I
the present time only two are in use
as water is being used on the sawmill
a good deal of the time.
Rich grouud still lies undisturbed
in the bed of the creek aud even in
the construction of the flnme gravel
averaging 15o per pan, la being en
countered. The flume ia aet in aolid
bedrock, in aome places several feet
of rock being blasted oat to keep it
on an even grade of three inches to
the box of 13 feet Four by six
collars and braces are used aud two
inch planking for the bottom and one
and one-half for aides while the oat-
aide is covered with the slabs from
A temporary lining of alaba ia pot
on the Inalde to keep it from wearing
oat until the blocka are put in. A
couple of hundred thonaand feet of
lumber will be cut during the sum
mer to be naed iu the flume and to
have a supply ou hand for ita contin
uation op the creek next year.
"Say," began oniuiy, ''the cops
are raiding Bartlett'a shoe store ou
"What for?" exclaimed the police
"Oh, they have a lot of Champagne
alimiers fur aummer girls iu the win
dow, aud they aro aiuiplv iutoxicnt-
Order aeala and robber atampa of
A. E. Voorhies.
E. A. WADE
Front Street, west Palace hotel
GRANTS PASS, ORE.
Don't place an order
for your house lumber
until you get my prices.
They will surprise yo.
I have two new houses
for sale. Terms to suit
J. D. DRAKE.
Grants Pass, Ore.
FARMERS FEED STABLE
J. K. KK.UI.EY, s..i-.
Last auble south on Mxth stm 1.
Iloom under cover for l.'xl horscn a r
1 4U wagona. I'ux nlnlls. Con-all I u
1 Only tbe best hav, elean grain a-i
: alfalfa fwl. Rolled' baric v an.l ell r
j No diseased horses allnwc.1. i"i
I running waWr, a:id trough deal' .,
: every day.
I Waning room ami toilet room tn
lla.iies can leave wraps and anac
I their unlets.
I'ricea rvawnulile and let caiv gU 1
Railroad Rates to Fair
Announcement of rates to Portland
to be made by the S. P. Company aud
O. R. & N. Company on account of
the Lewis and Clark fair has been
made. Accordine to the schedule the
rate will be in effect from May 21) to
October 13, and will grant in geuoral
and at all times, a rooud trip fare of
one and one-third from any point and
return, with a full time limit of 30
Other apecial provisioua have been
made, however. Parties of ten or
more persona traveling together under
a time limit of 10 days may visit the
Fair from any point in the territory
for one fare while parties of 100 or
more will be given one fare rates,
with individual ticket aud a return
limit of 10 days.
Coach excursions will be run in ad
dition to the rates, quoted, as often
as the trarlio will warrant, the rates
lor which will be lower lhau a oue
wav fare. These tickets will be good
for aeven days from date of sale, but
will entitle to nothing more, than day-
The Very Beit Remedy lor Buwel Troublei
No Family Can Aftord to Be
I regard Chamberlain's Colic,
Cholrae and Diarrhoea Remedy as one
of the very best remedies for bowel
troublea," Bays Mr. J. W. Huulcn,
editor of the Despatch, Ooilla,
Georgia. "I make this statement
after having used tho medicine in my
family for several years. I am never
without it." It is certain to be need
ed sooner or later. For sale by all
A Daredevil Ride,
often ends iu a Kid accident. To
heal accidental injuries, use Ruck
leu's Arnica Halve. "A deep wound
in my foot, from an accidmt," writes
Theodore Schuele, of Columbus, O.,
"caused me great pain. Physeiaiia
were helpless, but Uutklen'B Arnica
Salve quickly healrd it." Soothes
and heals bums like uiiigic." 2.'ic at
ROSE AND CUCUMBER JELLY
(CUROSA CREAM), gives that soft
and sut in finish lo the tkiu that
nothing else can produce.
5 Parties (ioinz Away
I or Movini; in
jj From a distance need not go
k to expence of shipping their
5 piano or organ. We will ex-
change for an organ or piano
k anywhere in the U. S. and
J lay down at nearest R. R.
k point; any piano or organ
you may want. Installments
f ou any instruments delivered
in Oregon, Washington,
California, Idaho or Montana.
I Cash or bankable note for dc
K livery in other states.
k J. M. WARD,
j Allen iVUilbert-Riiniiikir Co.
TWO PERFORMANCES DAILY
THE PRiDE OF
The Great Tented Amusement Enterprise that Fulfills Every Promise
CIRCUS KEBiCEIilE MUSEUM HIPPODROME
A NEW CIRCUS THROUGHOUT dm
t:if i -.1.1.
A Mitltituti ti New Features
Barc-Bzck Acohi-As. Gymnasts Trained Animal
itidors IV.J-uir fortfmora Acta
Kosc Dock ri ti Sirvcn Marvelous Ife'forus Herd of Elephants
Doily Mi. !tr .Miiuotiu I.NuieS; .'iiol.iottc Congress of Seals
Eatclle Settlor Filing Vktorcila Troupe Camels, Llamas.
Al'l.'c Juiien 1 iarinsr Aerial Weavers Dromedaries Broken
(ieorge Holland Five Flying Iianvard.? to Harness.
Frank lAi'Aer Fixious liarJner family Fierce Siberian Bears
Austin MriR (iracetul flcDcnald Trio Cake-Walking Stallions
Jos. Lyons Seven kisMimon Japanese One Hundred Shetland
Herbert kumley Six Sugimoto Japanese Pony Ballet & Drill
Wm. Dutton LadSwordswonicn 4 Fencers Trained Pelicans & Plgr
100 Circus Chatnplsns & Cslsbrites 1 QQ
HUGE ROMAN HIPPODROME
, All KinnViof Ksfitiop;, Thrilli-i?. Real Racc9 anil Test3 of Skill
OftJOLLY JliSTLNQ CLOWNS on
L'ij .'.!--"l by "C!.;.-rfi.l ji;::" West, "Hanr-y L'Uly" La Rue, II
- i be Grotcup? C!.; .n-Tas Dnrkrow ' 'Funny Bill" Scott
iilLLION JbOLLAR MENAGERIE
C..:- -ND GOLD GUTTERING STREET PARADE
S.II Lrmc th; Miaw Grounds Lvery iHorninj at 10 30
a-;...-0.. -i!Jftu. Oac Ticket Admits You to Everythinj
WORK Sewing or washing, home
or day work. Address Mra. W. J.
Caultleld, box 153. Granta Pass,
HAY' Baled or loose 14. First class
full weight Otto J. Knipa.
FOR SALE Half interest in a
grocerv business, address P. O, box
617, Grants Paas.
HORSES FOR SALE Foor head
good heavy horses for logging or
freighting. Address C. K. Wick
strom, W imer, Or.
FORTY ACRES 34 miles from a
thriving railroad town; 20 acres un
der fence and 10 acres under cultiva
tion ; sub-irrigation ; several living
springs on tract Small houae; 20
acrcB timber, good outrange. Prioe
ij0. Address Rancher, careCourier.
L'AKM FOR SALE two miles from Mer-
I ..v. .. 1 ... tj itl imnn
till, Hi"' w it::- ai"iu -'
1...4 I.....I r. in onltivntinn. KmRll
house and ham and abont SO acres under
fence, haiance 01 latm simanie ior vivumu
... Vn, furtliwr nitrticiilara ad
dress W. M. Crow, Merlin, Oregon.
Oil A ACKK ranch, good prune and
vU orchard, small fruit in
abundance; water for irjipUion, besides
springs on every w acres; cenwr ui
rimije rountrv; two dwelling houses, big
hum. everv thine complete; well sheltered
from frosts, good mining markets, one-
balf mile north ot 'tunnel , price i,ouv.
Inquire ai mis oiuce.
IF YOUAREGOLNG TO BUILD,
use Leoua Lumber. It ia aa cheap
as the cheapest aud as good as the
best. Call at 'W. L. Ireland's lots
on the corner of Fourth and B
streets (near Central School Build
ing) aud examine the quality aud
get prices from J. I. Montgomery,
the agent. P. O. Box lo, Grants
FOR RENT Room io private
family. J. D. Drake, at 7th Street.
FOR RENT A 2 acre farm on
Gilhrt creek iu North Granta Pasa.
House, barn and other buildinga,
orchard and flue soil for grain, pota
toes, etc. Terms reasoablo. Ad
dress C. B., care Courier.
FRANK BURNETT Upholstering,
mission furniture made to order.
PROF.J. A. SIBBETS, practical in
structions iu instrumental music
PASTURAGE, for horses aud cows,
pood feed and water, near town,
M. W. Wheeler.
STRONG TEAM, stout wagon, if
you waut work done drop me a card
lo Grunts Pass. W. J. Sturgea.
Thoroughbred, white Plymouth
Hock eggs, 15 for 1. X; Moore's
second bund store.
f C and more of them
JH V31 when you want
Comb While Leghorn, the business
fowl of America. Yards headed by
cockerels from u pen with a record of
JJi i-es per vein1 per hen. Egjrs $1.60
for l.i; i-'.M for 30. GRANITE EG s
Al'iiULTRY YARDS, W. J. McBuen
lier, i'rop , Ashland, Oregon. N
High grade ore iu small lota bought.
-W. G. Wright.
Nacr Before Presented in America
rf Rare Wild Beasts
of Every Rind
2 AND 8 P. M