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ROGUE RIVER COURIER. GRANTS PASS, OREGON, APRIL 6,- 1906
C. FINDLIi.Y, M. D.
A l'ractice limited to ,
KYK, KAK, NOSE and THROAT.
t;iass; fltw-d and f ur nislil .
Mlica hours U to 12; 2 to 5; and on ap
pointment. Telephones:!; I and 17.
DOUGLAS & DOUGLAS,
OF GRANTS PASS
Interesting Facts of EilyDasa
Told by a Form.r Editor
of the Courier.
it in n-as-
l It. LOCUM u- ""' "'"'
1'liy-i. ian and Pisea of Women
Surgeon. 'i Wiildreti.
Phone 031. K. 1051.
Cor. Sixth and K streets.
.0AHT8 PH, - " OHKUON
J)R. J. C. SMITH
PHYSICIAN AND SCKGKON
Oflleo at National Drug Store.
Phones, Ollice 355; Ites. 104.r.
Uusidenoe cor. 7th and I) streets.
G.HANTS l'AKH, - ObKUQW
W. F. KREMER
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Office In Courier Building.
Office phono 911, residence 413.
Eye tested and glasses fitted.
Ghauts Pahs, - Obkoon.
T. E. BEARD.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Office over Hair-Kiddle Hardware,
Res. cor. tb and B Slreeti.
Phonei, Office 354 ; Kes. 321.
Gbahth Pass, Obeoon.
ge LOUGHRIDGE, M. D.
PHYSICIAN AND 8UUGE0N
Ka l'hone 714
City or country call attended night
or day. Mxtn ana n, iuu
Oramts Pass . . Obeoon
Up to Btid including
oualTtoViy that iu everything but
'one Grants Puas was in embryo; there
is but one conspicuous item of which
she had more theu than now, and
' that is tench and box whitthrs ; a
' box or bench upon which to whittle is
1 a pessimists roost, aud the better the
I box or bench the louger he will re
' nmia terehd njion it. Iu the early
! dav she had a brigade ol thein who
i aliuoht gritted their teeth when some
i one built a house and the bigger the.
1 bonne the madder they ;ot, It was an ,
a very day exclamation ot inete ;
Silurians that the town was as big as !
it ever wculd be and that a man who 1
would invest money in It was a fool ; j
they would not believe in the town
nor would they leave it and give some
enterprising man a chance. On Satur
day, Joly 81st, 1886, I fell in with
some of them and as I. am an .expert
whittler and always rarry a good
pocket knife for that purpose, we all
went to work on a now goods box in
front of the Sugar Pine store. I ar
goed about the diversity of industry
possible under our natural conditions,
admitting,' of coarse, that if we were
too lazy to Improve these opportunities
and perferred to put in our time doing
nothiug, the town wonld never grow.
"Grow," said old Mr. Plaster, " why
in the name of God, man, there is
nothing to make It growl" Wear-
Blxth and wXfc'l. P" and whittled; loom-
pletely forgot me oignuy oi uij jjo.i
tlon as a i ubllo servaut and fooled
! away a whole hour. "How canyon
prove that this town has got a fu
I ture," said one croaker, as he peeled
off a long white shavlug of Michigan
i pine. I pullod my knife for a longer
' one and replied with some heat, thus:
, ""liy counting the booses and publish-
; but it hasinadditiou
'" " - ' j its gold mines of both placer, quartz
leunop-. - . Bnd r 8nd world 01 flue tiu).
I)R. A. J. WILLIAMS
Offloeat Western Hotel
Hours : 0 to 19 A M. and 1 to 8 P. M
Consultation and examination free.
were married and towa'd middle
life appeared iu several 'dramas, Mr.
Boyd in his oblished nonsfnse rtylwd
them "bunches of otio s and radishes,
sere and yellow leaf" aud etc. And
with ail this thete eatertaiun.euU
mere excetliouallv aood for home
talent. The ladies iu these days wno
contributed to the keei.ing ot tt,e
town alive were Mrs. K. W. VanDyke,
Mrs. T. P. Jndaon, ' Mnt Kilackburn,
Mits AliceTMoihe'r, MTtisTl vanK'heel
er, Mrs. John Goodell, Bessie Brad
ley, May Manning and Nancy Nipper.
The genltenieu per contra were Prcf.
H. L. Benson A. L. Kinney, M. W.
Wheeler, Chas. K. Chandor, Dr. O.
W. Beacon, Robirt Uhanslor, Chas.
1 Buttles, John Goodell. W. Smith, W.
' J. Razee, and D. L. Rico. Some of
the entertainments g'ven by the per
sons here named were superior to
" mot of those on the road and they
kept the money at home.' The music
lovers never failed to enjoy the pres-
ence lu tne community oi air. auu
I Mis. H. C. Kinney, Mr. and Mrs
IDodae. F. W. Van Dyne and J.E.
i. Peterson, who a as one of those early
j to siug in the churones.
According to my filet of May 21,
1886, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Kinney
received 'from Vermont an old
fashioned clock over J50 year olaTt
that time, Mrs. Kinney's graudfater
having traded yoke of cattle for it
more than 100 years before.
About this time Hon. R U. Smith
tried his fir.t law case. It came up
before a justice of the peace, I thiuk.
Bob was (O proud that he won this
solt that the Courier force thought
seriously of sitting np with him.
Prof. H. L. Benson lauded iu
Grants Pass in April. 1886. the
writer in the following May ; Hon.
R. A. Booth came later.
In those days in order to live the
Courier carried ads of business houses
for Jacksonville, Medford, Central
Poiut, Phoenix, Gold Hill, Woodville,
Kerby nd Waldo.
Grants Pass is au ideal spot, situat
ed most beautifully ; has a splendid
climate in a country which produces
every luxury that can be grown iroui
j (resenting m
ASSAYER AND CHEMIST, i
A!l work guaranteed accurate and re
liable. Office opp. P. O. l'hone 11)03
Grants Pamm, ObkcioN.
JJ, D. NORTON,
Praotloo In all State and Fedoral Courts.
Office In Opera Houho Uullding.
Grants Pahs, Ohkcion
yy. c. hale,
lows to come to the ceuter in 10 years
from now aud see what fools you have
been. " Accordingly on Sunday,
August 1st, 1886, I did so and the
Courier of August 6th, 1886, had this
local uudvr the captiou of "Our
Town": "Last Sunday, to satisfy a
curiosity, we 'tramped' the town and
counted every build jug in it. We find
tiTat there are i'M resuleuoes and
buildings used for residences. There
1 are 61 business houses all told. Be
i sides these are tlie M. 'K. church,
court house and jail, two livery
Office over First National Bank,
Grants Pass, - Obkoon.
Practice In State and Federal Courts.
Office on 6th and C streets opposite
Court House. Phone 1011.
Grants Pass, Okkuos
Practices In all SUteand Federal Courts
Office over Hair Riddle, Hardware Co.
Grants Pass, Okbuon
stables, three wiiidmTTls, town hall
aud rink. I. O. O. P., Masouio aud I. ,
O. O. T. lodce rooms, brewery nn-!
finished, saw mill, sash and door fao- j
tory, size Mil 35 two stories, twoj
bakeries, academy, two laundries, six j
stall round house, railroad machine !
shops, wagon shop, brick kiln aud a
110,000 bridge almost completed. Add
to this 23 barns ;nd we have
buildings In our little city aud the j
(own no more thau 23 mouths old. j
This does not Include a host of small :
biiildiugs, nor do we count the rail- i
road turntable and water tank." j
After the adveut of the S. P. D. & !
L. Co. the first capitalist to come to
town was one J. C Boyd, wife, maid !
'and valet, Mis. Boyd was a lineal l
decendaut of D.iulel Boone of colonial
times and who carved iu the bars of a 1
tree that "h r 1 filled a Bar." Mrs. j
Boyd evideutly had considerable
mouey aud it locked as though J. C.
married it to get which he reloctautly
had to take her too. Mrs. Boyd was a
good woman of noble impulses aud
was esteemed by all who knew her;
the maid also was respected and
LouU, the valet, was a geutluiau lu
his sphere; next and last came the
strutty J. C, who, as Hearst would
have it, belonged to the "better
elemeut. " He boasted of being worth
qn trter of a million and objected to
paying his little hills. One of his
flist breaks was to enter the home
Kteud of Mrs. Lacy A lieu, four miles
south of town. Her place had been
bought by her husband while Oregon
was a territory. Al that early oay 1
the title rame through the governor.
In this caw the governor had ueglected
to cancel the laud and it appeared 03
the records at the laud office at open
to entry. Boyd, witli his quarter
million, entered the laul and made
every preiaration to dispossess the
1 ii..---- jajv w)0 llljd occupied the land
klltiHMll OlTlTOIl Contract- between 30 and 40 years. She em-;
'v i. . ... -
I was a boy in Iowa, a gentleman
1 uamed Hawk Johusoa nsud to talk in
' my lather s store a great deal about
Oregon ; about its climate, game
health and productiveness. He said
' peopel could not die at all in Oregou
that they just dried up and quit. That
to "shuttle off " oue had to return iuuu
miles toward the states; that in one
instance withiu his acqaaiutauce
ludy deceased aud who was much be
loved was taken Iwck to Oregou for
life returned to her aud
Fine Spring weather at pr.sent,
Mr Evett vhited Wsldo Saturday.
Mr. Koot wa in Takilna and Waldo j
M. J. McBriety visited the llliucis
Olga Vsleo spent Sunday evening
with Flossie Artauis.
Jiues Howard aid Miss Easye
visited Waldo Friday.
A. J. Adiiius aud Homer White are :
still mining iu Fry Gulch. j
Mrs. A. J. . Adaiui spout Sunday
afternoon with Mrs. Vsleu. j
Billy Mackee is now staying with
Grandma aud Graudpa Hogue.
Charlie Hausen, Jr., is visiting
with his cousin Charlie Johnson.
Miss McFarland is out at Elk Valley
getting ready for a term of school.
Col. T. Wain-Morgan Diaper is now
at the Buck Horn lodge near Takilma.
Mr. Marks has moved to Takilma
where 'he intends to reside during the
Mr. Overatreet and family are now
at Takilma where they mtena to
spend the Summer.
Boy Root aud C. A. Pbililps have
taken the contract of catting 60 cords
of wood for the smelter.
Mr. Thrasher was in Waldo last
week from his mine on the left band
fork of the Illinois river.
Charlie Eperley, Thomas Yarbrough
and Charles Owens are getting ready
to build booses in Takilma.
The young folks gave a social dance
at the Waldo hall Friday uight. A
good time was reported by all.
Willian Borgman is now working
at the Queen of Bronze mine, which
is under the management of Mr. Mur
E. P. Bennett has been ill lately.
Mrs. Chas. Owen also is quite ill.
Dr. Brown was called 'on Monday
We are glad to see Miss Adams buck
to school again, but are sorry to- see
Samuel Eger, Maud Bayse and Claud
J. H. Eggers has his fields all
plowed and most of his crops put in.
Mr. Egrrs got his head cut qnite
badly a few days ago with a double
bitted ax, but it is healing fast.
Candidate for Sheriff
t announce uiv intention
y name lief ore tne rei.""
can an irimanes -Mr" -
nomination of sheriff of Josephin"
W. I. SffttlliAJU
Flour & Feed Store
Cor. 6th iinil I s heets
tiirr in n ,
And (jet some of the Eesr Poul
tiv that ran be fmnd anywhere.
Tl".;. (r-..lr km brooBht iron
South Dakota and comprises soujo
of the bfst to bd hd
K-ir Tor I In ! "if
("an be procured from me at ihe
ti ... fi...,r.l, nr will he delivered
hv ordering by card
(II - - j its I AH
D... PKim...tk Rnrlc. LS TffS SI .UU
White Wyandottes, 5 eggs .50
White Leghorns, 15 eggs 1.00
Also have juft received Poland
China Boar pig. services $1.00.
C. C. RUSSELL, Grants Pass
WALL PAPER and
W.P.Sharman and E.F.LeMieux
SOUTH SIXTH STREET, NEAR J
Pull stock of Wall Paper-all designs
q.ialHy and prices.
Paints, Varnishes, Oils, Brushes
ij.', 'p. -H A.rt-t Mni'e.
Mai) orders promptly filled.
St. -in. unmpio
Hav, (iiain, Mill Feed,
" Poultry Foods.
For Cash Only.
J. J. MORTON, Proprietor.
Grants Pass Breeders Associat'n
Will stand at the following places
oue day in each week:
Williams-C O. Bigelow's.
Applegate Near Rose Hall.
Murphy H. L. Reed's.
Service: Insurance, $20.00.
For further information address, .
C. E. HARMON,
Grants Pass, Ore.
BOOKS and DRUGS,
?goNNG? GRANTS PASS, ORE.
Grants Pass Banking & Trust Co
Paid Up Capital Stock
Trnnsacts a general Bunking buHiness.
Receives deposits subject to check or on demand ccriificutes.
Our cuHtomers are assured of courteous treatment aud every consideration
consistent with sound banking principles.
Safety deposit boxes for runt J. Fra K Watso , President.
R. A. Booth, Vice-President.'
L. I.. Jkwkll, Cashier.
the mother of
been a custom
she would not
10 little white headed
bedtime she took a
and sent all of the
bed ; she said this had
with her for years and
deviate from it on ao-
J. II. AUSTIN,
Kkhby .... Ohb'w
"WILLIAM P WRIGHT,
U. 8. DKI'UTV JU'RVEYOK
AM) DKAl'LillTSM AN
0th St., north ol Josephine Hotel.
Uhanth 1'ahs, - Ohkuon.
U. S. 1)KPUTY SllKVF.YtUi
Surveys promptly aad aivurakdy
Leave orders at Courier ollice.
FIRL, LIFE AND ACCIDENT INSURANCE
nut lliir Horn ltasni Land
Anchor Wlcc Fciv.
count of a funeral. He said that one
day as he was riding past a log cabin
iu a big clearing he saw a little old
man 80 or 00 years old run around the
o irner of the house crying. Supposing
something awful had happened he
tied bis horse to a pile of rails aud
weut to the door. Iu the house sat a
mau much older than the other uioud
ing shoes He asked him what caused
the little old man to cry. "Why,"
said the shoemaker, "the little devil
sassed his grandfather and I had to
lick him." He said that out iu Ore
Ron at 80 aud DO yerss of age they
were just little devils.
I can well remember also what he
said about the productiveness of the
soil. I do not remember the exact
language, but the sabaUuoe of it was
that In the Fall ot the year at hog
killiug time it was a common custom
to out off the tails of all Ihe hogs
killed and stiok them iu the grouud aud
go back there the next Fall and kill a
big, fat hog off of each tail I wa
young and was iven more credulous
then than now. At any rate these
stories, which I folly believed, gave
me the Oregon fever, and my mother
said though I could not read, I would
get a history of Oregon which we had
aud look at the pictures for hoars and
talk about Oregou.
When I first came to Oregou I ohauged
about a good deal trying to find Hawk
Johusou's Oregon and but for the long
rainy, muddy. Winter, Yauiliill
couuty wonld quite fill the bill. I
have never found the exact spot, but
all things considered Jonephine
county iu the vicinity of Grants Pa.s
and that portion of Rogue River
liia: & Construction Co.
Estimates and bids fustiished on
Ditches, Duius, Bridges, Tunnels,
Office, Room 3 Masonic Temple.
W. J. VVJMEK
V.llev bxtweeu Ash laud and the foot
Prim. In the mean- Diils of the Siskiyou moontaios comes
time. Jeff A lieu loaded hia Winches-, as near to it as I ever expect to
ter and the netghbcrM stood behind'
Tf Biivd could have
have attempted t
lotlle, III w
tial J I xlit
pnt them off of the
TiichTcaiw lbeliee he
would have l-
piece of "the Allen
enriching a sii-foot
grauite at tins
For County Surveyor.
I hereby announce that my name
will be placed
' . ,. . ... . . .
election. April w. "lr t Pass ; women wbo were ever toremoei K. 1M i.Kral use ao
date for uomiuation lo charitable metho,Ui for the good of knocked oot the grip.
His. tieitbluuder audone which
proved fatal tohiiu was to publish to
the Courier under the non de"pluui"of
"Allworth" some criticisms of some
ladl of Oranta
i Pass: women who were ever foremoel
Ihe voters or
the prln-ary ; of the most estimable
TV J ' vnvn rvKru thottvrn. H'c.'.cm sowc 't t'em w o Clotie-a
Grip Quickly Knocktd Out.
"Some weeks ago during the severe
Winter weather both my wife aud my
self contracted severe colds which
speedily developed Into the worst kind
of la grippe with all ita miserable
svmptoma, A av Mr. J. 8. Kgleston
of Mapel . Lauding. Iowa. "Knees
aud Joiuta aching, muscles sure, head
stopped up, eyes aud nose ruuuiug.
with alternau spella of chills and
fever. We began using Chamtw.
Iain's Cough Remedy, aiding the
same with a donble dose of Chamber
lain's Stomach and Uver laoieu, ana
Sold by M.
L ELAND :
Lelaud is still here; so is the mud.
Miners are happy aud everyone else
Some people here are improving
their ioultry by importing full blocd
Plymouth Rock roosters.
The irood ciiizeus of Leland are
oruanlxiug a Sunday school of which
everyoua wishes theiu well.
People are late with their garden
planting owing to the raius which we
are gettiug, but not enough for miners.
F. H. Davis, the oldest man on
Garve creek, S years old, has kidney
tronble and is only able to be around.
The Leland school is progressing
nicely under the management ot our
vety competent teichur, Miss Jessie
Mrs. Gertrude- Davis Wrig'it of
Grants Pass aud Mr. Charles Ve ter
ling of Stn Francisco, were marritd
the lHth iut. iu Portland aud are now
residing there where Mr. Vetterling
has tmployiuent at his trade.
The weathei has been quite oloudy
with spells of sunshine the last
eok. The frequent showers help to
keep up the springs so the farmers
will have plenty of irrigating water
dnriug the Summer.
Everyone anticipates plenty of
chickens for the season to come as
Geo. Chapiu has installed a new 50
horsepower incubator and should he
have 4io bad luck such as floods, tires,
faniiue or draughts we will have
chickeus by the score.
We are all listening ever day to hear
the cheerful sound of a sawmill whistle
as well as the droll Chucking of an
automobile on the way to Port Or-'
ford aud later every oue is planning
a pleasant outing to the coast in Cur
ry county by el ctrio line.
We tee a correspondent from Hugo
writes for the Courier. We are won
dering it it is old frien I Dick. The
correspondent gives pleuty of personals
but pleaxe give us tome solid uewt.
Write up the couutry and if you i
ha'n't good land for emigrants to
fettle on, seud them over ou out side
of the hilL We can show plenty of.
good laud, red or black, no granite.
We are glad that the county court
has at last settled the question as to
which paper hat the largest circula-:
lion in Urauts Pass. The public has
been conviuced for a long time that
the Conner was iu the lead by a big
To Cur a Cold In One Day
Take LAXATIVE BROMO Quin
tne 'lahldts. Druggists refund money
if it fails to care. K. W. GROVE'S
signature is on each box. Soo,
Miss China Lee
You soon will see
Is just as neat as she
The reason why
You soon will spy:
CHI-NAMEL is her
CHI-NAMEL is a liquid finish tor
floors, interior woodwork and furniture
that is far superior Ut any other made.
It is used by the Chinese to Rive that
fine brilliant finish to their bamboo and
other wares, which withstand bending
and banging, without cracking or mar
ring the brilliant and glossy finish.
It comes in all the hardwood
finishes, such as Oak, Walnut,
Cherry, Mahogany, Rosewoid,
Satinwood, etc., and will withstand
hot and cold water and soap.
Wc will boil it in water for you
or pound it with a hammer, and
will guarantee that what we sell
you will stand the same test
FOR SALE ONLY BY
Only One Tubular
'e Shan,!,. T,,i...,. o
Trr-i ao r separator is THE ON'LY
Sw7-K Ca"hatJ1- waist high-a simple
fo' c'eara,L.;!ari,lgand the world's record
iTU tuming. Let me
6 ou a cataloe.
Rg"e River Creamery,
b test 25 years. Aver,,11111 1 OlUC
has stood the
bottles. Does this record of ma-it
, a u
tM.i a wc- una ana n u.it
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