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ROGUE RIVER COURIER, GRANTS PASS, OREGON, MARCH 30,
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PROFESSIONAL CABDS. HISTORICAL SKETCH JZZTZ ZZ.
' " T i OF-GRANTS PASS Those who snbscribed toward the lo-
n Tjrvnrirv m v . .
1'ractice limited lnlereB,in Facts of Ea. Iv D . a.
kYK. K.AU. NOSE and IIIKOAI.
(ilassc BIN ami furnished. Told by a Form
om- hours 9 to 1; 2 to 5; and on ap
poiiitmoiit. Telephones 1 and 7i
ClV A NTH I'ASH,
of the Courier.
DOUGLAS & DOUGLAS, i
. II. IKirul.AS
ANNA K. DOI.'MLAS, M.I).
DiM-ues o( Women
Cor, Hixth and
J)R. J. C. SMITH
PHYSICIAN AND SUKGEON
Office at National Drug Store.
Phonos, Ollioo :i&5; Id;. 1045.
Iienidonoe cor 7th and D streets.
.HANTS Pass, - Obkoow
W. F. KREMER
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Office In Courier Building.
Office phone 911, residence 413.
Eyes tested and glasses fitted.
CuAnth Pass, Ohkqow.
J)R. T. K. BEARD.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Office over Hair-Kiddle Hardware,
Ites. cor. 4th and B Streets.
Phones, 0II1( 354; Res. 321.
Gkamts Pass, Omtuow.
g LOUCIIRIDGE, M. D.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Kos Phone 714
City or country calls attended night
or day. Sixth and II, Tuff's building.
Otlico Phono 21.
CKANT3PA83 - . OsEOON.
EARL, V. INGELS
ASSAYER AND CHEMIST.
AM work guaranteed accurate and ro
llbl.i. Ollice opp. I. O. Phono 1003
Gsamts Pass, Ok.uon.
, D. NORTON,
Practice In all State and Federal Courts.
Ollice In ()Mtra House HulWllng.
Okanth Vahh, Okkoon
Continuing my, nairative of eveuts
of early days as taken from files of ,
the Courier in my possession, I find
ithat in Aogu-t, 1. he 1" bridge
across Rogue liver at Grants Pass wm ;
1 completed. The main span wan 175
feet, length over all 610feut; cost,
jccmpleto, $U7.'.0. It was bnilt by j
i state appropriation, the sum given
Josephine" county by the state being 1
tlO.000. The county showed its ap- ,
' precinMon and honor by returning to
! the state treasnrer the remaining 1250. ;
1 Dear old Judge P. P. Prim of Jack-
sonvilla voted in the legislature for ,
. I . .. .....i... in.. ., tlirmiull thai
toe pbi09 couuty
Uonrler receivea me maims oi ,,. . ,mi nf kl, follnwin.
. C. HALE,
Ollioo over Eirst National Hank,
Grants Pahs, - Okkoon.
CJf II. CLEMI5NTS
ATTORN EY-AT-L AW
Practice In State and Federal Courta
Ollloe on nth and C streets opposite
Court House. Phone 1011.
Uhants Pass, Okwioh
Practices In all State and Federal Courts
Otlloe over Hair Rlddlo Hardware Co.
Grants Pass, Okkuqn
J, II. AUSTIN,
A TTO R N E Y AT LA V
"WILLIAM P WRIGHT, I
U. S. DEPUTY Sl'HVEYOK
Oth St., north ol Josephine Hotel.
Ghants Pans, - Okkoon.
J1 RED M H NSC II
U. S. DEPUTY SURVEYOR
Surveys promptly aad accurately
Leave orders at Courier otlW.
J. E. PETERSON
FIRL, LITE AND ACCIDENT INSURANCE
'ont Dig Horn Ussin Land Co.,
V uiulug. Anchor W'li-e Keroo.
Southern Orison Contract
ing & Const ruction Co.
Estimates ami bids fusnisheil on
Ditches, Dams, Bridges, Tunnels,
Office, Room 3 Masonic Temple.
citizens of 3ranti Pass.
August, 188H, Hon. A. A. Booth
resigned as editor of the Drain Echo,
taking up his residence In Grants
Pass iu the employof the Sugar Pius
Door and Luwbur Co.
Dec. 18W, at a pnblio meeting by
special call of H. B. Miller and 8. U.
Mitchell, a resolution was passed 64
to 11 favoring the Incorporation of
the town. 8. U. Mitchell was elected
chairman and H. L. Benson secretary.
On motion the chair appointed the
following committee to frame the first
charter for Grants Pass: H.B.Miller,
8am White, the attorney, H. L. Ben
son, W. J. Wlmer and Chas. K.
, Ci.anslor, county clerk. On motion
! of Mr. Miller, 8. U. Mitchell was
(made chairman of the committee.
iThe incorporation bill was bitterly
fooght In the legislature by some ol
our best oitiiens. Messrs. Sol Abra
ham of Rosebnrg, Jonathan Bourne of
Portland, Davis Browr and Georgo
W. Riddle were prominent men op
posed. Several petitions were sent to
Salem against it but it passed and ee
came law with but few disseutiug
1 1 votes The bone of contention was
i the water bond clause. Many suppos-
ed that the charter if adopted wculd
i carry with it a bonded indebtedness
'of 140,000. The committee was di
jvlded on that issue; three were in
favor of training the charter so that
j it would carry the bonded lndebted-
ness, while three were opposed to it.
j Davis Brower refused to attend the
oiieu meeting of the committee and
I yet openly declared that the charter
1 as framed would fateu this debt upon
the people. He prepared a long article
for publication iu the Courier in
which he denounced the charter com
mittee a corrupt and betraying tho
! trust reposed iu it. When I refused it
: space because of its language and
falsehoods contained he went about
and said that the Courier had r .'fused
j their side a hearing. The Courier
demanded that the town be incor
! porated and cleaned np; the dangerous
'stove pipes, of which there were
about two doziin iu the block bounded
i by Front and H aud Fifth aud Sixth
! streets, removed and the hogs penned
! elect iou was
' the bitterest
I has ever had.
were watched and counted as tney i
paied their ballots in at the court
house window. The vote stood 102
for and "U against; whole number of I
votes cat 181. The ayes were very j
Jubilant, some of whom made q'lite a ,
demonstration that night. Tiiose op-;
pos"d were retigued to their fate and 1
soou heartily took up with the new
order of thiuga. i
The larger portion of all this strife
was caused by Davis Brower. At first ,
he was strongly iu favor of incorpoi-
atiou but later opposed it aud denied
that he ever did favor it. At one of ,
our public meetings P. W. Van!
Dyke, with that frank conrags so
natural to him, arose aud addrenHing
the chairumu stated that Mr. Brower I
had been very outspokeu iu favor of
Incorporation aud that he had so'
statd to several of our citiztm. Mr
Brower jumped to his leet aud denied
the asaertiou at falce and demanded that
the Mr. Van Dyke produce the persons
who ever heard him say so. At this
juncture Mr. Vau Dyke eooly turned
to the audiuece aud pointing out, !
named a half dozen prominent men1
present to whun Mr. Brower bad so 1
expreed himself. Some of these '
geiitleinco were opposed to Ineorpor- I
action but all of them gave evidence '
by their silence that Mr. Brower had !
so itated to them. This blow Mr. i
Van Dyke lowered the prestige of the
hifiy Brower several degrees. The '
7, 1HS7, the charter
held. It was perhaps
election fight the oity
Every voter aud vot
WALL PAPER and
W.P.Sharmsn and E.F.LtMleux
SOUTH SIXTH STREET, NEAR J
Full stock of Wsll.Papor U designs
Quality and prloes.
MV-iula. Varnishes, Oils, Urushi
I'a'i tei rd Ar'U-W inil'o.
cation fnud In snms or f .'o ann up
ward w re H B. M ller, t'2',0 ; George
W. Riddle, 100; Campbell & Tuffs,
I1W); J. W. Ho aid & Co , (J. W.
Howard aud Clia. Nickelli, $!00;
Mr aud Mrs. J. P. Toffs t"0; Ben
Dimick, 40; M. W. Wiieelet, f:;.5;
Sm Harkuess, ..' ; T. P. Lee, S5.
Who e amount subscribed f 1880. BO.
The Courier o' December 10th, 18811,
says "Hon. H. B. Miller, A. A. Por
ter, Geo. W. Kiddle, tl. u. uaveu
port, Henry Rogers, Jonathan Bourne
and Clias. Hughes deserve everlasting
praise for their efforts in behalf of
Josephine county for seeming the an
nezation of four townships of Jack
sou county land by which we have
acquired the best little town in South
ern Oregon. "
The drat pamphlet ever issued by
Josephine county, settiug forth her
advantages, was issued by the Jose-
board of immigrat on,
members: F. W. Van Dyke, Grants
Pass; W. J. Wimer, Waldo; Chas.
Hughss, Kerby; J. S. Denise, Wilder
vllle; A. H. Carson, Murphy. Us
articles were written by Saudford on
"Agriculture," Wimer on "Mining
Interests," VanDyke "Rifle, Rod.Guo
and Climate," Alex Borgess on
"Timber Interests" (this article was
written by H. B. Miller) Homer
Harknesi of Grave Creek on "Scenery
and Natural Cariosities " This pam
phlet had but one illustration and that
was a out of tho Sugar Pine Door &
Lumber Co.'s mill at Grants Pbbs.
The first public hall was built by
the baud boys on Fifth street near
the preseut site of AbK's packing
The first Applegste bridge was built
by the San Francisco Bridge Co. in
The Rogue river bridge was built
by the Pacific Bridge Co., Portland,
Rev. John Mclntire, if not the first
Methodist minister, came early. He
was a steruly conscientious mau with
that air about his s'rmons that if the
shoe fits, etc. Some of the nitre en
terprisiug brethren believed that a
man mote up-to-date and not quite so
I pointed in his poblio utterances would
build up the church more rapidly. Jn
March, 1SH7, his health failiug, the
rev. ceiitleuiau resigned. A busiuess
meeting was held at the little M. E,
Church for the purpose of raising the
I necessarv funds to send the minister
to Albany of this state. Those preseut
j labored hard but failed utterly. Cue
! of the elders got up and said that
! they were short just $10 of raising
euough inouey to meet the necefsiry
I expenses. Another arose in despair
and remarked that it was useless to
exnect auv aid from the sinners of
Grants Pass." Someone pres utcar
riied this remark to Prof. H. L. Ben
son, who was not present at the meet
ing. Erly next morning the Profess
or may have beeu seen galloping
across lots iu quest of special sinners
whom he had in his mind. He head
ed me off crossing the railroad tracks
saying "I want a big hog dillar aud
no questions asked. " I dug for it al
most trembling iu my boots, feariug
I did not have it, but fortunately it
came in sight and I promptly hand
ed it over to him. aud away he went
muttering"! most raise 30 of them
and want nothiug but big dollars'."
Later I met hlui and oxpressed sur
prise that he had uot goue out on the
last traiu. "No" said the Professor,
"1 11 tell you what I wanted with
those 30 big dollars. Last night at
the Methodist business meeting they
lackbd fDO of having money euough
to ray Uncle John Mclntlre's expenses
to A lb my, aud a red beaded deacon,
who wa eutirely off his feed, bobbed
up aud said that 'of course nothing
could be expected fiotu the sinners of
Grants Pats." I male up my niiud I
would resent that insult. Well,
do you know, that when I made my
presentation speech aud laid those 30
big dollars down before Uncle John
and he saw they were his aud that he
would be able to go aud I informed
him that I tendered them to him ou
behalf of the siuueri of Grants Pass,
he filled np so full he could not talk
aud tears as large as big peas chased
, each other down over his honest old
i face. Recovering himself sufficiently
j to talk he said in a voice much
I affected. 'God bless the siuiifrs of
Duriug the heavy snow storms of
the Winter of ISSfl, I noted iu" the
Courier that Grauts Pass had the
lightest suow fall of any point in the
Prior to the advent of the railroad
the Grauts Pass school district had 13
pupils enrolled. ----.
The writer bad the houor of fraui-
"Tiie artesian well at the brewery is
the grandest thing io Grants Pass.
Thi wiler is no more like the water
in the wells than day is like its op
posite It is uudouCteJly heavily
charged with carlioo, Ciining it to
siniklelike a toousaud st tr ; clear
ii"ts dees not describe it. Ibere is
more in this th-in tho average citizens
J. C. Campbell superintended the
construction of the court house and
jail. J. M. Chilis opened his store
April, 188ti. About this time hogs
being forbidden from the incorpor
ation the penalty being 80 cents per M. Clemens.
head, some small boys became very
busy with dogs and wheel barrows.
catching the hogs ontside, wheeling
them inside where with some diguity,
they arrested them aud turned them
over to the city marshal, beiug care
ful to collect the half a dollar for each
hog who darrd to break cue of the
ordinances of the newly incorporated
One more item in reference to the
wily Brower and I am done with him.
Mrs. Blackwood owued the old Palace
hotel. She owed A. F. Shultz $20 aud
wanted to borrow (500 of him. In
order to collect the (30, he made the
loan and gave her (180 and took a
mortgage on the Palace lor (oOU.
Mr. Shultz, living at Canyonville,
left the money with me. Mr. Brower
was Shultz's attorney to execute the
mortgage, it to run two years. When
the mortgage came due I was iu Cali
fornia. Mrs. Black woe d had never!
received but (1H0 from Brower. She
went to Brower about this. He told
her that he gave her all the money I
had given him and not only advised
her that she had been swindled by
Mr. Shultz through me but it was a
clear case of usury aud that she could
beat the mortgage and lie actally took
the case as her attorney to contest the
veiy mortgage which he had made as
Mr. Shultz's attorney. They put up a
case and from the woman's sincerity
it seemed that (20 of the (480 had been
kept by Brower or myself. Mr.
Sholtz employed Wm. M. Colvig to
enforce the mortgage, who sought my
deposition. I volunteered to come up
at my own expense rather than to al
low him to smirk my character.
When Mr. Sholtz, Mr. Colvig, County
Clerk Chauslor and myself appeared I
in Mr. Brower's office to take my!
deposition tlie whole combination I
collapsed like an egg Bhell aud Mr. j
Brower became suddenly willing and
did pay the piiucipal aud interest of
the note aud Mr. Shultz s expenses j
and attorney fees. W. J. WIMER,
Waldo, March 19, llMJfl.
Dansers of i Cold nd How to Avoid Them
More fatalities have their oriEl" i
or -csult from a cold thin Irom any
otlur cause. This fact aiom! should
make people more careful as there if
no dai-g-T wbatevef from a c Id wheu
it is properly treated in tlie oe..
ning. For mauy years Cuaiulerlain's
Cough Remedy has be-n recognize'! a
the most prompt and effectual uieli
cine iu ute for tins disease. It acts
on uatore's plan, loosens the couth,
relieves the lungs opens the secretions
and aids nature in restoring the ys
tern to a healthy condition. Sold by
Doctors Are Puzzled.
T remarkabl" recoveryflKenneth
i Vsncehoro, Jie., is
subject of much intercut to the medi-
ira fraternity aim "
i friends. He siys of his esse: "Owing
i l0 vere iiifiummation of the throat
and enp e.-tion of the lungs, three
; doctors gave me up to die, when, is a
'u.t report. I as induced to try Dr.
Kinus New Di-covery and I am harpy
w fv. it Hived -f lit-." Cures the
t ..nnuhs and ciMs, bronchitis
tousilitis weak lungs, hoarseness aud
u k-ri!M'e Gusranteed at all drug
! 'tores. .10c and (LOO. Trial bottle
Grants Pass Banking & Trust Co
Paid Up Capital Stock
Transacts a general Banking business.
Receives deposits subject to check or on demand certificates.
' , . ,,,.tPniis treatment and every consideration
Our customers are assured of coutteous irtaiui j
consistent with sound banking principles. t,u
K. A. Booth, Vice-President.
L. L. Jewell, Cashier.
Safety deposit boxes for rent
USE OUR ELECTRIC IRON
And Do Your Ironing in Half the Time.
One of our customers said recently "I never realized
how much time I lost changing irons and going back
and forth between the stove and the ironing board
until I tried the Electric Iron : : :
h Sii.:-tL?.H i-''t
s'-jK-:. ,.irL - 'CP4-Sljv.
An Electric Iron is always hot and can be regulated
to just the right heat. With current at 10c a kilo
watt the monthly expense is very small. Call on or
telephone the office and our representative will call
on you. :::::::: :
Condor Water . Power Co.
Courier iu its rem irks upon the result
of the Incorporate election, r versed lng the first mail route schedule from
his name savinu it was his r ward tat ' Cr-nt Pu to Creaceut Cilv. 2o. 441.8
his valiant services, which made him seveu trips a week on
ver) mad. Immediately after lucor- Summer and 37 boars
poratlnn a big'sck hog. whose habl-, take effect July 1st,
lue was "the rear door of our office, , ger Hermann, M
hied herself around to the slop barrel get the
inthe3D,''IZl,, I'f the oldj.origloal meuL
19 hours iu
Winter run, to
1888. Hon. Bio-
C., assisted me to
route adopted by the depart-
The previous service was from
Palace hoteirand-lo limbing the barrel Jacksonville to Crescent City three
dove forthecabbagestalksuppoedto times a week.
be at the bottom It was a case of de-! O. j. Sanllsbnry was the contractor
liberate suicide and was so regarded onronte 41179.
by the Iricuds of good, guvvruuiout aod IUe C u:ic, of M r.h t, lT, t
Deafness Cannot Be Cured i
by local applications, as they cannot
reach the diseased portion of the ear.
There is only one way to cure deaf
ness, and that is by coustii otional
remedies. Dearuess is caused Dy an
iurlamud condition of the mucous
liuiug of the Eustachian Tube.
When the tube is iutlauied you have a
rumbliug sound or imperfect hearing,
aud when it is entirely closed, deaf
ness is the result, aud uulets the in
flammation can be taken out and this
tube restored to its normal condition,
hn.riug will be destroyed forever;
nine cases out of 10 are caused by
Catarrh, which is nothiug but au in-;
darned condition of the mucous sur-:
"we will give Oue Hundred Dollars
for any case of deafness (caused by
catarrh) that oauuot be cored by'
Hall's Catarrh Cure. Send for ciru- j
K J. CHENEY CO., Toledo. O.
Sold by druggists, 7?c.
Take Hall's family Pills for con- ;
The following from an exchange is
good advice for the people of ay
community: Get luterestea iu your
towu aud staud by it. If a rich man
starts a project enourag him; or a
poor mau help him. Don't be afraid
to stick your hand in your pocket.
If you have means invest in something
that will give employment to seme-!
body. Do not kick on every proposed
imrovemeut simply beacuse it is not
at your door. Do all you can to
beautify the towu and jour own prop
erty also. Be frieud'y to everybody
and courteous to strangers, and never
forget that you are a part of the
town, an 1 that your own deportment
aoes its Bhare in giving the towo its
character. Sill aud buy all you can
at home. Staud by all enterprising
citi-eus. and be ready to do some of
the work yourself and don't grumble
and spend your time in prophesying
Givei Heslth, Vigor and Tons.
Herbiue is a boon for sufferers from
aneamia. By its use the blood is
quickly regenerated and the color be-',
comes normal. The drooping strength
is revived. The langour is diminish
ed. Health, vigor aud tone predomi
nate. New life aud happy activity
results. Mrs. Belle U. Mirlel, -Mid-dlesborongh.
111., writes, I have been
troubled with liver complaint and
poor blood, aud have found nothing to
benefit me like Herbiue. I hope
never to be without it. I have wished
that I bad known of it in my bus
baud's life time." 60o at National
Drug Co. and at Roteruinnd's,
To Cure a Cold In One Day
Take LAXATIVE BROMO Qoin-!
ine Tablets. Druggists refund money '
if it fails to cure. ;E. W. GROVE'S
s''",st-rt ii on each box. 25c.
Only One Tubular
The Sharpies Tubular Separator is THE ONLY
tuhi'LAr cream separator made.
Have supplv cans hardly waist high a simple
bowl whoMy enclosed, self oiling gears a
single ball bearing and the world's record
for clean skimming and easy turning. Let me
explain it and give you a catalog.
Rogue River Creamery, wedford, Ore.
Ol B M 4K4NTH
"l rctH-mlucas the iMnun
voles -h ail tiw voIutw
16 TIMES LOUDER
THAN ALL OTHER
The Mo Marvelous TaHiInf
rUchlnc Ever Constructed
STur. tiirn $io
Paante ; , Cfrlllnd Oo-ffea
WPROOlCti COLUMBIA AND ALL OTtVB
NEW TWENTIETH CENTURY CYLINDER RECORDS
Half Foot long
A Perfect VAuilote for the Orcbestrs
Must be hesrd to be appreciated
SplewM for Dsndno Ptrtlt
for .le rvevr, .t
" Stores of the
ColumWa Phonograph Company,
Omw ef rh. rri..., '".""' In.
r i cn 1 1
Laroest 1siMifctrer la H w-u
Ji asnington Street,
sS5S i PENNYROYAL PUIS
overcome wet-knoM. In-
eroM visor, banlah s-hk
B.j-: oni I.I Ji' I Na 1.. no
.--. ' -Hjf
Drn(f ists and Dr. Molts
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