Rogue River courier. (Grants Pass, Or.) 1886-1927, December 22, 1905, Image 1

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    VOL. XXI
No. 38.
I Sell Real Estate
W. L. IK ELAND, "The Real Estate Man."
W Ground Floor Courier Bldg.
witch rrr
The kind you don't lose because every
one remembers a QOOD Umbrella.
Bert Barnes, the.. jeweler j
If you want a good, pure, wholesome SALT that will
not pack or clog in the salt etakers, buy
Leslie's Sterilized lt;
Use the Velvet Grain for general kitchen use. Both
kinds on sale at
420 Front street.
Ileal Estate and Timber
Electric Light
Wo are now ready for business.
Do not make any contract until
you have seen our solicitors. Pat
ronize end encourage the com
pany which has already forced
(oi NTKY. Judge us by what we
have done and are doing.
Condor Water
J. II. PADPOCK, Proprietor.
I am prepared to tarnish anything in the line of Cemetery work in any kind
1 j.hl r.r lratllle.
Nearly thirty lesr of experience io the Marble business warrant my laying
..... i fin mir or, lets in the Terr beet manner.
( n Inrnisn work in Scotch, Swede
Marble. , .
Front street, ne It to Greene's (junsnop.
Dry Goods, Underwear.
Notions, Etc.
Front Street
west Palace hotel
fen Houses
Negotiate Loans
Make Collections
and Write
Fire Insurance.
Call upon or write
Grants Pass, Ore.
window tor
?ti is is
& Power Co,
or American Hranit or any kind of
'For seven year," writei Geo. W.
Hoffman, of Harper, Wash., "I had a
bitter battle, with chronic stomach
aud liver troubles, bat at last I woo,
and cored my diseases, by the one of
Electric Bitters 1 unhesitatingly
recommend them to all, aud don't
intend in the future to be without
them in tbo bones. They are cer
taioly a wooderfol medicine, to hare
cored aocb a bad case ss mine."
Isold, onder guarantee to do lbs name
for yon, by all droggists, at ouc a Dot
I lie. Try them today.
Will Have Nearly Four Mllea Main
Sewers Business Streets
to Be Paved Soon.
Having completed the exaniinatioii
of the truuarript of all tho proceed
ings relative to the issuance of the
$1S,000 of bonds for the construction
oi tne becoud and Seventh streets
sewers, and fooud every detail
strictly legal, N. W. Harris & Com
pany, of Chicago, who were the suc
cessful bidden, have notifitd the city
that they have accepted the bouds
and that they will remit the money
on their receipt. The boudg were
printed this week at the Courier
office on the regulation lithograph
forms and have been sent by express to
Chicago. In their letter of acceptnuce
N. W. Harris & Co. paid a tine com
pliment to the freedom from techni
calities and legal flaws in which they
found the proceedings of the council
and other details connected with the
bond issue. They alfoccuinieuded Ilie
financial standing of Grants Pass and
stated that they rated those bonds as
gilt edged securities.
The transaction has been qnite
profitable to the city of Grunts Pass
for the bonds will yield about 0,000,
this arising frcm the face value of the
bonds, $1(1,000, and the premium ol
$770 and the accrued intere-d of alont
250. which will be paid by N. W.
Harris & Co. As the sewer contract
was taken by S. Klovednlil at 15,513
there will be a surplus to the city of
about t4,500. As the paving of Sixth
street and that part of G street iu the
business district is the next improve
ment to he undertake n by the city it
is proposed io apply this money to
that puipose.
And the disposition of this surplus
money brings up the qnesiiou as to
whether the street improvement shall
bs paid by the city or by the abutting
property holders. The Courier has
interviewed a number of the leading
tax payers and business men of the
oily and tho very large majority are
found to be iu favor of the city asiuui
iug the cost of the work, a is being
dune on the 2'4' miles of main Hewers
that are now being laid.
(irauts Fuss and Ashland are good
examples of the workings of the two
systems of paying for fewer and street
work. Ashland meets all such ex
pense by assessments on abuttwig
property, with the result that the city
is in one coutinued tnriuoil and liti
gation. Injunction suits to restrain
the city, aud actions for the collection
of assessments are of common occur
rence aud entail a big expeuse ou the
taxpayers aud ou the individuals.
Bills for attorney's fei s, in addi
tiuu to the regular salary of the city
attorney, are a regular feature iu the
expense account against the citv and
Ashland in the last 18 months has
pUd cnt enough in lawyers lees to
build a good leugth of sewer or pave a
large section of street. Grants 1'hh
has paid for all street and suwer work
out of the city general fund and has
not had an injunction suit or other
legal action to make added expense to
the taxpayers.
It is a fact that cannot bo contro
verted that sewer aud street work
always cost more when paid by as
sessments on individual pioporty
holders than if by the city. This is
occasioned by the contractors taking
into consideration the fact that they
are liable to be delayed in their work
by injunction suits, or hindered iu
getting their pay by reason of delay
in the asseSMix UN being paid, so 1 1 it y
make their bids higher than they
otherwise wonld.' Aud the litigation
is no small expeust) on the taxpayers,
even if the city w ins, and tin u if the
city loses, as did Ashland both last
year and this year, they are in still t
heavier. :
The modern spirit of co-operation j
and the helping of the weak hy the
strong is a factor to be considered iu
meeting the expense for pulilic im
provements. There are many small
properly ow-uers along the business
and the resilience streets to wh( m an
extensive street improvement would
mean the crippling of their buniuess
or the confiiicatiou of their property if
they were fo ced to pay by the assess- '.
ment plan. While on the other hand
they could pay, with no financial
embarrassment, the lesser amounts iu
the form of taxes, that would in the !
eud amount to quite as uio h as the
OU6 big assessment, wliii h would he '
levied for the paving of thovaiioos
streets of the city.
There is another factor io this
street paving quistinu that has a
large bearing ou the n rity of the
eutire city, aud that is the improving
the streets that connect with the
coonty roads leading into Grants'
Pass. Now that the couuty court has
decided to adopt, with this Spring, a
modem system of road work aud to
begin the permanent improvement, of
the main highways it will become an
Imperative matter to improve the
connectlug streets. To have the
coonty roads end iu a mud hole at the
city booodary would be very much
against the best interests of Grauta
Pass. To macadamize those cr nnect
iug streets and meet the eieuse by
assessment on the shutting property
woold be confiscation to most of the
owuers. Under the role for making
street improvements by the assess
ment system no street can be paved
antes a majority of the adjoining
property holders sign the petition that
Is reqoired as preliminary to the city
ordering the work done. This would
certainly result in the streets in the
out-lying residence districts remaiu
iug unimproved and there wonld be
section of mud-covered streets to con
nect the macadamized coonty roads
with the paved bosiness streets. And
there would be no way of raising this
mod blockade ou the country traflio
reaching the city.
To depend on the assessment svstem
for improving the streets of Grants
Pass wonld be certain to resolt iu
diferingfor an indefinite period the
betterment of the streets of this city.
A very large part of the property of
Grants Pass is owned by the occu
nauts and tho larger majority of these
persons are in moderate circumstances,
for they are new people who have
come here to get a financial start aud
while haviug success iu their efforts,
they are not able to meet a big street
assessment all in one payment. It is
more than probable tin t the improve
ment of Sixth street would not be
undertaken for several years yet if
the matter was decided on the peti
tion of the abutting property owners.
Aud it is equally certaiu that the
residence streets woold not be macada
mized for years to come if the expense
is to be borue by the adjoining prop
erty holders, for thev would not sigu
au improvement petition that would
almost be sure to lead to the selling
of their lots to ray the street assess
ments. With the whole city sharing
iu the expense thereby rendering the
burden light on the individual prop
erty holders, the betterment of the
streets can be undertaken and from
now on one or more streets can be
paved each year, and soon Grants
Pass would have a system of splendid
streets that wuld do more then any
other undertaking to attract the at
tention of investors and the bettor
class of homeseekers to this oity, and
to put it at the front of the progres
sive cities of Oregon and to make it
the largest city aud the metropolis of
Southern Oregon.
Big Deposits in Josephine County
Awaiting Development
Be a Great Industry.
Califoruia is tho only slate, accord
ing to a report issued hy the Geologi
cal Survey, that produces maguesito,
which is a native magnesium carbon
ate, composed of 47.11 per cent mag
nesia and 63.4 ) r cent carbon dioxide
During 11)04 the quantity of crude
magnesite produced was 28,'iO tons.
There are vast deposits of niHguesite
in Josephine citinty, it being especi
ally plentiful on Limpy creek, 14
miles west of Grants Pass, and ou
Tuylor creek in the Galice district.
This magnesite is of very pure quality
aud will hi come of great value when
railroad transportation is hail.
When the Grants Pass and Crescent
City ruilroud is built and a branch line
run down Hogue river to the Galice
district the pri duel ion of magnesite
will Income one of the big industries
of Josephine county.
Magnesite is valuable for a variety
of purposes, chief of which is iu paper
manufacture, for soda and other miner
al waters and lire brick for furnaces.
Tim rock, w hich is pure w liite and looks
so ue like quart., in the preparation for
its various us g is first burned in an air
tight oven. A ton of mugnesite will
give off about fioo pounds of carbonic
acid gas, w hich is condens d into a
liquid form and shipped in heavy
st el tanks to the soda Witter fuctoriei.
The r Hinder of the rock, which is
uiaguesia, Incomes a soft while pow
der. This powder is usrd as a Mi'.iiig
in the manufacture of paper to give
the pulp a close body that enables a
smooth finish to be given to the paimr.
This powder is also used to manu
facture lire brick and tha lining of
furnaces where intense heat is re
quired. The demand for magnetite iu
the ('lilted States Is large and rapidly
inen using. All Hint Is now Usui in
the Knstern Stales is import' d fiom
Europe. The California manufact
urers are able to supply the demand
on the Pacific ('cast The freight rates
are so much less from Kun po to the
L'nit-d .States, than are the rates from
the Pacific Coast to the Kant, that it
is not prohtahle to ship magni site to
the Kastern pap'T mills, soda works
and brick manufacturers. Whenever
the railroads cut dowu their exhorhi
t.jnt freight rates, both to the Port
land and the Kastern markets the vast
deposit of magnesite ahont Grants Pass
will b'cou.e valuable and a great in
dustry will lie built up that will
bring a big payroll and a large freight
truffle to add to the factors that art to
make Southern Oregou one of the most
pro-perous sections of the Pacific
The S. P. Co. deduces Rates for
the Holidays.
On December A 24, 25, SO. 81, liKl'j
and January 1st, IDW1 tickets will be
on sale to all points on Oregon Lilies
at on i aud one-third fare w ith a mini
mum rate of fifty i.'Oi cents. Children
of half fare age, half rate with mini
mum of U'i cents.
Return limit January 2ud. Stop,
overs will not be permitted.
A. L. CK Alii, O. P. A.
Repairing Chairs and Rockers
Have yoo a chair or rocket that
the rounds and legs persist in coming
loose? Call in and let us thow yoo
how it can be filed for keep. We
have opened a reir shop. Phone
; W Thomas A O'Neill
Full Instructions That Voters Must
Heed In the Forthcom
ing Election.
The following from the Oregonian
is a complete synopsis of the direct
primary aud geueral election laws of
Oregou, and it shoo hi be preserved fur
reference by voters .
"The adoption of the direct-primary
law has given Oregou such a compli
cated system of elections that not
even the accomplished politician can
carry in his miud all the details of
the proceedings leading op to the
general election of state, district aud
county officers. Ono of the most
difficult things to ascertain aud rem
ember ii the dates upon which the
various steps in the nomination and
election of officers must be taken.
Ju fact, the ordinary citizeu caunot
figure oot the dates if he has the
statute before hint, for the language
varies aud dillereut methods (if com
puting time must be adopted.
At the request of The Oregouiau,
Secretary of State Dunbar aud Attor
ney -General Crawford have examined
the election laws aud computed the
time w ithin which is'titious must be
filed, notices given and other business
conducted iu preparation for tho elec
It will be seen that the eampaigu of
ItHXI really begins during tho last
week in Decern! er of this year, when
Initiative petitions must be filed if
the promoters desire to file pamphlets
iu mpport of the pnqoscd measures.
The pamphlets must be brought to the
office of Secretary of State Dunbar by
December liO. If the promoters of
measures do not desire to file pam
phlets, they will have uutil February
8 to file letitions.
It should also lie explained that po-
titious for nominations for district
officers, such as circuit judge, district
attorney, joint senator and joint rep
resentative, must be filed in the oflioe
of the siHiretary of state, and not In
the offices of county olerks, and the
dates governing nominations for state
o 111 res are applicable. The following
list contains all the dales of Interest
to the voters and the candidate for
otlice :
Registration books opened hy county
clerks, Tuesday, January 3.
Hi gistiatioii books closed for pri
mary election, April 10, 5 p. in.
Registration books opened alter
primary election, April 2u.
Hegistratiou books closed for gener
al election, May 15, 5 p. in.
Initiative petitions
Number of signers required to
initiate laws or amendments, 7 ISO.
Last day for filing Initiative peti
tions, February 3.
Last day for filing pamphlets advo
cating mtasures Dei emlier 110, 1 '.).".
Last day for filing pamphlets oppos
ing measures, Fehruay ii.
Direct primary election
County clerks give notice of pri
mary election nut later than March
Last day for liling petitions of plac
ing names ou ballot of state, con
gressional aud district o Ulcus, March
Last day for filing petitions of
county ofllues, April 4.
Date of primary election, April 20.
Canvassing uf primary election for
statu otlices, May b.
General election
Last day for filing certificates of
nomination for state olllces hy assem
bly of electors, April ID.
Last day for a filing nominating
petitions for state olllci s, May 4.
Last day for tiling certificates of
nomination for county olllces hy as
sembly of electors. May 4.
I.H-U day for filing nominating peti
tions for county olIlces, May ID.
General election, June 4.
The.1 l'eper Taken to for
Advocating Such Un
American Ideas.
Kditor Courier: As an American
aud a working man, I cannot refrain
Ironi answering iu your aper, an ar
ticle published ill ll.'i Observer of
December lMth, relative to the indlg
nation of President Roosevelt uvi r the
exclusion of the Jupu-- from the
i'sciHa Coast. J
The Observer says that the Califor
iilam evidently have a sior c ncep
tiou ol the fitness of things when they
desire the restriction of Japanese Im
migration. l-et us see wliut thn Observer
evidently considers the fit order of
things. Aocordlug to grod authority
uearly all white foreigners, and
Americans also, are forced hv Jajauese
cnuiiM'titinii to leave the Hawaiian
Islands, where these Asiatics fill every
position from a common laborer up.
The little Brown man works for the
sum of (14 a mouth and boards him-
If aud proportionally cheap at
different kinds of skilled labor.
The Jap is clever iu all kinds of
busiuess from a shoe shop to a general
merchandise store. And It is pretty
near safe to say can live two thirds
cheaper than a white man, who has
to support his family in a decent
manner according to the requirement
of civilization. How can the white
bosiness man compete with the cheap
rioe eating Jap that lives in a board
shantyf Are thousands of young
white men of Christian parents to be
obliged to work for starvation wages,
or be driven from the walks of bosi
ness lire by the men from the
Mikado's dominion?
Are our white brothers to be
poverty stricken aud their prospects
roined, iu order to insure the pros
perity of the Pagan JapT
And when the Observer refers to
the English and Irish iu his com
rarison, it is to be deplored that be
seems to be incapable of tuakiug at
lean a slight distiuctiou between his
fellow white men and a Browu
Asi .tic. There are at preceut (50,000
Japanese in Califoruia, aud because
the intelligent people of that state
reniemoustrate against the influx of
this class, that threatens ruiu to
themselves aud their families, the
Observer Hunks the Califoiuiaui have
a poor oorcention of the fitness of
When the Observer says it is such
an ootrage to exolude the Jnpauese
because they possess so much valor
and learning, let him remember that
many of the nark colored descendants
of Mohame t and bis followeis, were
great warriors aud learned .men, aud
yet who is it today that wishes they
had ooiiqoeruil aud dominated Europe?
ours truly,
Grants Puss, December 18, W05.
Not a Flo ur Mill Operated In Jose
phine County-Fine Mill In
Grants Pass Stands Idle.
While Grants Pass has a new flour
mill of 00 barrels capacity, with siiace
and power for enlarging to 120 barrels
ier day, vet Uot a pound of flour Is
maiiufticturid in this city, nil being
iinortid, the bulk coming from Med
io nl, where an Hi barrel mill is'
operated to its full capacity, day and
night. Jackson county also has
flour mills at Ashland, Eagle Point
and Gold Hill and the most of the
wheat for these mills, as well as for
the Medford mill, is Imported from
Knstren Oregou and Washintgou as
but little wheat is raised iu that
county silica such vast areas have
been put Io fruit and alfalfa.
Josephine county has two grist
mills, one at Grants Pass and one at
Kerby. yet neither ever turns a
wheel. This inactivity is not caused
by the lack of a market, for the sales
this net yi ar in Grants Pass alone
amounte d, as reported to the Courier
hy the lix-al dealers, to over 1(1,000,000
pounds of flour and HO car loads of
feed. While Grants Pass is thn chief
distributing point of Josephine county
and a putt of Jackson county, the
imports of flour and fin d at this place
is fully equalled by that at the other
railniid points from Vtoodville to
Wolf Creek. It is a low estimate to
place the increase in flour and feed
consumption for Josephine county at
10 per cent per year. This industry
has three elements of succcts to it,
it is steadily increasing, is safe and is
certain for it bus no tluolual ions in
b iiiiiiiel for people rat us much one
year as another and being a necessity
it is nut handicapped hy credit.
While Josephine county grows even
lens wheat than Jackson county yet
that is no hindrance to the profitable
operation of flour mills iu this county.
Owing to the railroad giving a lower
rate on whi at than on flour and feed
wheat can be importid and ground
here and successfully compete with
flour shipped in from other mills. Iu
flirt the ill llon-nre iu freight of It
self will innki a fair profit to the hx-al
gristmill. 'I he operating expenses of
a gristmill would be not greater ill
(iriiuts Pass than Iu Medford, I'emlle
Ion or Portland, for pnwi r and luhi r
are in higher here thun in other ails
of the slate. It would be nil' of the
best investments that the business
men and property owners rf (irauts
l'ii"S could make to organize a com
pany mid purebu-e the flour mill and
ope.a e t. The operation of this mill
would add ut leas Ihree men to III'
pa) mil of the city and would keep at
home a large I or lent of the money
that is now suit away fur flour, and
thereby stop one mere of the drains
on the prosperity of this city ami
The Grants Pass flour mill is new,
both building and equipment, and is
up to dale Iu every rcn eel. It bus a
choii e hsatioii ou one of the most no-
ro-aihle places ill the city mid lni-i a
sinh to bring ears alongside the
warehouse 1 he mill is now titled
with a -Ml II. P. toiler and a l"i II. P.
engine, and fuel is no hi, her heic
ihau in oilier Oregon towns Kin trie
pow- r ( an now be hud and rot ably
ataru'el'Hri than steam would cost.
'Die (l ain building of the mill is Willi
fit, of four klories, with a ware
house adjoining :ilix70 fi t, and t
large boiler and engine house that is
separate from the in (in building. The
parties building the Grants Pass mill
were thorough millwrights and did
a firsO las job from the founnaioii t
installing the machinery and got it so
nearly completed before their mono)
gave out that It would require not
over t'lM and 10 da)s time to have all
iu readiness for grinding win-it The
present owner is not a mil man and is
desiroasof selling it and wl:l give a
bargain to the purchsser.
Curtis & Co. fm Watches, Clocks,
Gold Kings and Jewelry, flue watch
repairing, engraving. Goods sold at
reasonable prices. Come aud see os.
I. O. O. F. Building, Grants Pass,
I QQin M ftA I AWAnTiFn
Grants Pass Banking and Trust
Company Given Honor by
Lewis and Clai k Fair.
Manager L. L. Jewell, of the Grants
Pass Banking & Trost Company, re
ceived Saturday the gold medal and
the accompanying diploma that was
awarded his bank for lis display of
gold in nuggets aud quarts form, at
the Lewis and Clark lair. This wag
the only gold medal that was awarded
to a Joeephine coonty exhibit, and
being given in a contest with gold ex
hibits from all sections of the Pacific
Coast and Alaska is a fine ccmplimeiit
to the Grants Pass Banking & Trust
Company, as well as high honor to
Ganta Pass and to this miniug district.
The Grants Pass Banking & Trust
Company bnys more gold from miners
than any other bank iu Southern Ore
gon, with the possible exception of the
First National Bank of this city, and
it is quite certain bundles more g Id
than any bank in the other luiuiug
districts of Oregon. This exhibit
was made np from the stock ol gold
that had come to the bank in the or
dinary dealings with the miners and
no nuggets were l urchased or bor
rowed from other banks Io complete
the display. A display almost as
large and fine can be aeeu at any time
at this bank, for new purchases are
regularly made and a considerable
quantity Is carried as a part of the
cash n serve fuud. A special burglar
root safe carries this treasure aud It
is one of the lute resting sights to
visitors to Grants Pass, and Manager
Jewell always extends the courtisy of
showing the exhibit to persons who
visit bis bank, aud desire to see one
of the products for which .Soot hern
Oregon Is noted and which does so
much toward giving this section the
substantial prosperity that It eujoya.
Cured Hit Mother of Rheumatism
"My mother has 1 n a sufferer for
many years from rheumatism," says
W, II. Howard of Husbaud, Pennsyl
vania. "At times she wa. unable to
move at all, while at all times
walking was jaiiifnl. I preseuted her
with a bottle of Chamberlain's Pain
Palm and after a few applications she
decided lt was the most wonderful
pain reliever si e had ever tried, in
fact, she is never without it now and
Is at nil times able to walk. Au oc
casional application of Pain Halm
keeps away the pain that she was for
merly troubled with. " For salo by all
This N the Kullnu of Judu
Frailer, of Portland, and
la Sound Law.
Circuit Judge of Portland
has rendered a decision iu his court
that a husband can bu made to sun
port his wife and children, whom lie
has deserted even thouuh lie has
puhllihed notice that he will not pay
their hills, tho filing of a divorce suit
by the husbaml or Wife being all that
will terminate tho husband's liability
to the support of his family.
Mils ruling of Judge Frazor is of
sH.cial interest iu Grants Pass lVr
there are a half dozen or morn,
do -
serteii wives Hi una city who uie
struggling to support themselves and
their children, whllu their failhhos
husbands are able to shirk their pai t
id the bunions that bear so heavily
on the helph ss women ami children.
Ijouialaiui hss a law that makes it a
rime for a husband to desert his
faiullv and not provide for their sup
port, and he is liable to a term In
prison and to have his property up-
plied Io maintain In wife ami child
ren. Wife ilis'tllen Is hemming such
a frequent crime in Oregon that more
lrastio laws si (ml I be enacted to
punish sue h Iniahauds. Hm-h a law
would do iikm In pri vent the mar
ring.) of irrespi nsihl-i men ami
thoughtlesi women than all the re-
z $
W. A.
fe Itf'jsic hath i
strictions on divorce that could be
brought abont by church e dots and
moral reformers. As the law now is
a husband bas bat to cooly walk away,
leaving big wife and helpless children
to struggle as beet they may with
want, while be goes to another dis
taat locality and eecures a divorce,
publishing notice to tho defendant
wlfd in some obscure paper, where
she will never see it. Did term in
the penitentiary and property loss
Btara a man in the lace when he stocd
before the marriage altar, he would
be more likely to make good his
promise to protect and snppcrt the
woman be was about to marry than
he now is when a marriage compact
is more easily broken than a business
Correspondent Submits
Ideas on This Vexed
Q u est Ion.
Editor Courier As gome of your
readers are hunting a solid founda
tion for their views on the dancing
question, permit me to give them a
little assistance.
The quest lou of dunoiug, like many
other questions, must be settled at
tho bar of common tense. There la no
divine law ou the subject, aud very
little iu auy of our civil codes. Ab
stractly, it is neither siufol nor dis
graceful. A man may eugnge in
dancing and still be a Christiau,
geuileumn, and a democrat.
There are, however, many evils as
souiated with some of our modern
daucing parlies, but. these same evils
are fooud at other kinds of parties.
The ball games, the Christmas trie
lartyaudthe church festival aru not
always free from disorderly; oonduct.
Those who can see so much harm iu
dancing, and so little harm iu some uf
the things that are being done every
day aie certainly very unsafe ad
visers. A wellhrod gentleman will
behave at I lie dance or anywlieiu else,
aud when our young people leurn to
disn imiiiite between tho true gentlo
mii3 and tho hoodlum, there will then
be little room for complaint. What
wi need is a thorough reformation
of the present social life. Begin at
the dance if necessary, but dou't stop
there. If custom admitH the un
worthy to the dance, then let os
change tho cost If (lancing is
healthful and refining, as some claim
it to be, we should see that its btmuly
and pleasure ate not marred by any
thing degiadiug. Neither dancil g
nor any other kind of auiueemen.
should be carried Io excess.
The young ladies of our country
should enter Into- au agreement lo
not associate with any yourg man
who visits the suloon and the guinb
liug den. This might bo a little bard
on tho politicians, but it wonld bo a
most powerful reform remedy. Wheu
we eliminate the drunkard, the gam
bler and tho grafter, wo may then get
teady for the uillleunium.
Omuls Pass, December 18.
Announcement for Sheriff.
I take this opportunity to announce
through the press to mt friends of
JiMehpiuu county and the republican
party of said county that I am a cau-
li liitii for the oflioe of sheriff of said
luuty. My iiiituo will bo In-fore the
1 t'rimary nominating election April
JO, I'.nsl, as a (iiudidutu for nomina
tion to the office of sheriff by said re
publican pariy.
Merlin, Ore.
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We do not know of a single Instance
where a ciugh or cold resulted in
pneumonia or (onsuuipticn when
Foley's Homy mid Tar had beeu
takeu. It cures coughs and colds per
fectly, so do not take chances with
some unknown preparation which may
contain cphilis, which cause co
stiputimi, a condition that tetania re
covery from a cold, Ask loi Foley's
lloni-5 and Tar and refuse any sob
stllutn offered. For sale by H. A.
lloti rinuiid.
Paddock, Jflt