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ROGUB RIVER COURIER GRANTS PASS, OREGON. JUNE 8, 190b,
The Strength of a
Bank is shown,
1st, By its working capital
2nd, By its stockholders.
3rd, By its management.
First Rational Bank
OF SOUTHERN OREGON
Grants Pan, Orcfon.
Has a Capital, Surplus
Undivided ProflU $77,500.00
And an additional Stock
holders Liability (un
der the National Bank
ing Law). .... 50,000.00
Total Responsibility $127,500.00
John D. Fry,
P. H. Harth,
J. T. Tcffs,
H. C. Kinney.
R. A. Booth. Pres.
J. C. Campbell, V. Prea.
H. L Gilkey, Cashier.
Are you troubled with Bed
Bugs, Ants or Fleas, if so
get a bottle of our
It will destroy all of these
Ever notice one on the wall?
They're plainer than the
handwriting on some.
OUR BED BUG KILLER WILL
One Large Bottle 25c
Model Drag Store I
NEW STOCK OF
West G Street
Second Block from Sixth Street
At prices that
Palace Barber Shop
BATES & WILLIAMS, Propra.
Sliavins, Hair Cutting
Baths, htc. j
Everything neat and clean and a 1
work Kiret-Clas. I
N.E. McGUEW, !
TRUCK and DELIVERY;
Furniture and Piano
GRANTS PASS, OREGON.
Accouut Annual National Council
Knights of Columbus at New Haven, s
Conn., Jane 3d to Uth, following rates
will be in effect from Uraati Pass :
One way through Portland, and one
way throoKh California, 104.C.0;,
Both ways through Portland, flOO.O.V '
Dates of sale May 2 1th, 2.",th aud 2lth,
l'JOti. Limits, going June th. Final
return limit August 81st, 19tW. Stop
overs will be granted in either direc
tion within transit limits west of
Missouri River or St Paul, also New j
Orleans, when through that point. (
East of Mls-ioorl River points, and St
Paul, also east of Chicairo, or St.
Louis, tickets will be good for con
tinuous passage only. (
A. L. CRAIG, G. P. A.
S E L 31 A
Joe and Lou Schmitt have tbeir
A. V. Schmitt made a flying trip to
Graota Pasa today..
Carl Wintjen is clerking in
Schmitt'a store now.
Edd Bnrke and Mr. Albright were
at Selma tbia afternoon.
Misa Lola Craig wae at Selma Mon
day visiting her friends.
Miss Nettie Cbriatie is staying with
her sitter, Mrs. Henry Schmitt this
We are sorry to hear that Mrs. Katie
Hudson is ill and hope she will soon
We are glad to hear that Wm. Sar
gent and -family have moved into
their new bouse.
Elmer Hansoom says he saw a large
bear on his way home from the mill a
few evenings ago.
OUie Clark visited Miss Zella Har
mon Sunday. Hear dem bells, O
don't you bear dem belle.
Peter Bour baa been in tbis city for
! the past two or three days. We are
always glad to see bis pleasant face.
The Schmitt Bros, rented a hay rack
; and six head of horses and took their
! crew of men to Selma Monday to vote.
Eeo Harmon and Mis Lizzie Sar
gent visited her sisters, Mrs. Wm.
Sargent and Mrs. Fred Sargent at
Love's Staticnn last week.
An Ancient Church Relic.
Rev. James Dean. O. S. A., of Villa
nova college, has come into one of
the most precious relics of hiv order
in America. It is a cap worn by St.
L'baldua, who in the twelfth cen
tury was Bishop of Gubio, gays a
Villannva (Pa.) report in Hearst's
In 1SHG the body of the aaint was
removed from the tomb and the
skull cap, 800 years old, wag res
cued from oblivion. A sealed docu
ment accompanies the relic to at
test its genuineness.
About this silken cap cluster some
most interesting Incidents of church
history and the record of a most
useful nnd consecrated life.
St. I'buldiiB was born at Gubio,
Italy, early in the twelfth century,
the son of a noblcmun. Early in life
the youth determined to give him
self to the church, and,- despite fierce
parental opposition, entered the sem
inary of SS. Martin and James.
Later he took up studies at the sem
inary of St. Secuniliis.
Finishing his course he was ap
pointed prior of the cathedral by the
bishop of Gubio. While in this posi
tion he corrected several abuses
which had crept in amon the con
ons. Ubaldus next visited a com
munity of regular canons, estab
lished by the pious Peter do Hon
estis. He carefully noted the rigid
discipline of this community, and
upon hia return to Gubio three
months later he established its rule
in that chapter, thus rendering the
In 112ft St. I'baldus was made
bishop of Perugia. Having nY de
sire to fill so exalted a position, he
hurried to the outlying country and ,
afterward made his way to Home.
While there he importuned Pope
Honorius II. to free him from his
trust. His request was granted. A
few years after, the see of Gubio
being vacant, the pope ordered the
clergy to reelect Ubaldus to that
dignity. In the year 1129 Pope Hon
orius consecrated him with his own
hands, a very great honor and show
ing the high esteem in which Ubald
us was held.
Ubaldus received the skull cap
while bishop of Gubio. A rich mer
chant, hearing of the holy man's
great success in curing diseases,
made application to him and was al
most immediately cured of a malady
of many years' duration. In return
for so creat a kindness the mer
chant offered the bishop a large sum
of money, together with many acres
of the finest land. This generous of
fer was flatly refused by Ubaldns.
Science e.nd Industry.
The Itritith admiralty proposes to
remove the cowls and other if lit i la ting
apparatus from (he dicks of the war
thips, experts having decided thai they
retard the speed of vekel.
The glass manufactory in .Vtare in
rsavona. Italy, ha been carried ou for
over a century. A new oven is now be
ing constructed that will be the largest
in Italy, and which will pn.ducc in 2-4
hours ten tons of the finest w bite g!as,s.
A tlt-rman patent filed in I.oti'lnn is a
machine for uk-dnir potato, nut! sep
arating them from the soil. Ano'lor
for a hat provided with n sponge sat
urated with at it, ether or ot he r u In
stances for keeping the head cool. St i!i
ar.o-.h-T in vent in i- an mrlir. ":i with
a haiiuic that lw:n: at two join:.
It has often In-en elnitnei! that thej
presence of nirke'. in i! us t is a sufficient j
criterion to d ist in iru iv h it as of cosmic I
rather than terrestrial origin. I: has I
lately been, shown that nickel i fount!
in soot, ail'! hence thai i.icki-if'-r.i.-
dust may tie terrestrial. Gallium, a'.-o. !
is found in. ail aluminous mini ra'.s. in
many flue dusts, in many iron ores, in I
soot and in atmoiphericdutt. j
Miners' blanks at the Courier office. !
BY EXPERT PENMEN
Four of the Beat Writer in Gov
ernment Service Send Out
Cards for Receptions.
The preparation of invitations to
the four great social events of the se
aon at the white house the receptions
of the president is a work that re
quires great care and the moat expert
penmanship. The several thousand
people who receive invitations to each
of the four receptions necessarily no
tice the attractive and beautiful pen
manship, amounting almost to engrav
ing. This work ia dope by some of the
moat noted penmen hi the service of
the United Slates government, says
the Washington Btar.
The cards of invitation to each re
ception are engraved, and contain
blanks for the name of the person or
persons Invited. These blanks are
filled in by the penmen. During the
social season just closed two penmen
were engaged in writing the names on
the cards, while two others wrote the
addresses on the envelopes containing
the cards. With all four men writing
beautifully is a profession, and fre
quently those Invited to a reception
would wonder whether the name was
engraved , or written. This work was
done by J. L. McGrew, a clerk in the
navy department; S. E. Sullivan, of the
post office department; W V. Morti
mer, of the interior department, and
E. I,. Kimmel, of the treasury.
The four men, aided by two stenog
raphers and typewriters, worked un
der the supervision of Thomas H.
Netherland of the white house force,
himself a noted expi rt in writing. For
three or four years Mr. Netherland has
had charge of the invitations to these
receptions, and his work has been so
satisfactory as to receive the hearty
commendation of Secretary Cnrtclyou.
Mr. Netherland occasionally does
some of the writing himself, but his
duty consists in seeing to the prepara
tion and distribution of the invitations
to the care of the lists of the invited,
and to the thousand and one other
things that come before him. He dic
tates the answers to the requests for
invitations and superintends the mak
ing up of the lists. The lists are kept
from year to year, nnd Mr. Nether
land knows jut who were invited to
receptions in other years and who
were refused invitations. He is a
kind of walking encyclopaedia
of the social and political stand
ing and the affiliations of Washington
nnd other people. He is so discreet
that never a word escapes from his
mouth about his duties and whatever
he has to say is put before his chief,
Secretnry Cortelyou, who Is responsi
ble for the way in wh-h the work is
The work of writing the inventions
is frequently began weeks ahead of
the time fixed. Certain clnsses of peo
ple are invited to every reception, and
their in vita t ions can be written and put
aside ready for delivery when others
are made out.
The handwriting exTferts are not
usually fnst penmen. Swiftness nnd
beauty of writing are seldom found
together, and so the experts take time
in affixing the names of society peo
ple to the cards and envelopes. All
of the four men engaged the Inst sea
son were assigned from other depart
ments, and Mr. Netherland is the only
one belonging permanently on the
white house rolls.
Cnrtis & Co. foi Watches, Clocks,
Gold Rings and Jewelry, fine watoh
repairing, engraving. Goods sold at
reasonable prices. Come and aee us.
I. O. O. F. Building, Grants Pasa,
Get acquainted with
qif SMITH'S .MAGAZINE
and you are strangers we will send
you the magazine three months
free that you may get acquainted.
J SMITH'S is the biggest illus-,
trated magazine in the world 1 70
pages of reading matter and pic
tures, the same size page as the big
standard magazines like Harper 's
SMITH'S is made up of the
beat of everything best stories
that can be obtained. Lest illustra
tions that cJever artists can draw,
and the best special articles, written
by writers who know their subject
thoroughly and write as entertain
ingly as they are instructive.
J SMITH'S alvo prints every month a
core or more pretty portraits, in colon, o(
beautiful women. Takrn all in nil. there
it no better magnrine than SM11 H'S
in (act, none nearly as good, do matter
what the cost.
J Write to-day. A poital will do.
A Hresi Dept. F, Smith's Magazine,
85 Seventh Avenue, New York City
' i i- -v. V ' v is.
Rev. Clark 'preached at Wilderville
Sunday, the Sd.
Rain 'stopped work a few days at
the saw mill the past few days.
C F. Lovelace and E. Erlckson,
with help are putting a new bridge
across Chaney creek.
Bain, rain and more rain. Farmers
who have hay down and those ready
to out hay would like to see fair
Mr. and Mra. Rymer and children
of Grants Paaa are visiting at the
borne of James Hocking and family
the past few days. , . . ;
Well, the election is over,' bo t the
booze may not bs all gone, as thete
was considerable drinking going on.
What good will a man do that gains
the Domination by sending ont bia
agents with the vilo drink that drags
so many down, down, down to perdi
tion. Such men are not fit for any
Too Much for Him.
"Thia may be a strange world all
right," remarked a conductor of the
Georgetown and Tenleytown railroad
to a Washington Star reporter re
cently, "but I incline to the theory
that the old globe is not at all un
usual 'tis the folks who move about
its surface that constitute the
strange part of the situation. And
believe me when I assert that we
who personally conduct these street
railway tours come in contact with
at least 99 per cent, of the strange
"Wlint's the latest?" inquired the
reporter, who hns observed a few
queer people on street cars himself.
"The latest was a woman who
should have known better, and who
got off at Tenleytown on my last
trip out." explained the conductor.
"Here we lire in the midst of a
heavy snowstorm and nobody in ex
istence is able to tell whether this
car will get to the top of the next
hill or slide back to Georgetown.
Now what do yon think that woman
said to me? Kemnrked that she was
five minutes late in getting to her
office this morning nnd demanded
that I should tell her if the cars
would be late to-morrow, and if so,
exactly to what extent."
"And yhnt did you reply?"
"I informed her in a tone that
everybody in the cur could hear thnt
if I was the chief of the weather
bureau or possessed the power to
read the future I wouldn't be regis
tering fares and listening to fool
questions. She gave a sniff that was
almost a snort as she got off, for all
the passengers were laughing."
Mrs. Ileatlets What is the matter,
Mrs. Squigg!e? You look terribly
worried about sonit thins;.
Mrs. Squiggles I have renaon tube
worried. When my husband gave me
his week's wages last night it was five
cents short. It looks like two estab
lishments. Boston Trauscriut.
New Rule for Rural Mail Routes.
On and after July 1, lilOfi, curriers
when Reiving rural mail routes are
not required to open and examine any
mail boxes except those to which they
have mail to deliver unless a signal is
displayed showing that mail has been
deposited, therefore patrons who place
mail in their boxes for collection must
display a signal to indicate that they
have done so. Patrons whose boxes
are not provided with signals must
famish some device which will indi
cate to carriers that mail has been de
posited for collection.
The foregoing is condensation of an
order issued from the Rural Delivery
Division U. 8. postoffice department
nudttr date of May 20, 11)00.
We offer One Hundred Dollars' Re
ward for any case of Catarrh that can
not be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure."
F. J.JCHENEY & CO., Tolodo,0.
We, the undersigned, have known
F. J. Cheney for the last 15 years,
and believe him perfectly honorable
in all business transactions and
financially able to carry out any obli
gations made by his firm. Waliling,
Kiijiiun & Marvin, Wholesale Drug
gists, Toledo, O. Hall's Catarrh
Core is taken iuternally, acting di
rectly upon the blcod and mucous sur
faces of the system. Testimonials
sent free. Price 7.ri cents per bottle.
Sold by all Drnggists.
Take Hall's Family Pills for consti
pation. Ashland's Commercial Club.
The following from the Record in
dicates that the Ashland Commercial
club, recently organized in that city,
is getting into shape for iriiiunent
work for the upbuilding of the Peach
blow City :
The Ai-hhmd Commercial Clob has
si uued a lease for one year for two
large rooms and a (arfor in the Im
provement Co. 'a block, for their new
I'oiiih. The price is tM iht mouth.
The equipment committee has ordered
some tHoo worth of furniture and
equipment and the rooms are being
cleaned np and made ready for occcu-pan'.-y
unit week. .
: WILDE UYILLE f
Nothing Better for the Price
Than our 20c, 25c, 30c, 35c
and 50c Blends of Coffees.
Our TEAS are the CHEAPEST in the city when
QUALITY is taken into consideration.
Our Goods are all good as money can buy and we are
ready to refund the purchase price if you can honestly say the
goods are not satisfactory.
Our latest addition is
Alvord's Old Virginia Corn Relish
It is good try it you will like it.
Smythe's Rogue RiYer Coffee Market
Palace Hotel Block, 420 Front Street,
Grants Pass, Oregon
For prompt service call up Phone 431.
by WATER POWER
' THE COLUMBIA HYDRAULIC RAM
tw.i -vfi P"- v. .' . 1 -hV 'v-
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PUMPS AWAY UNCEASINGLY WITHOUT ANY ATTENTION ,
"THE COLUMBIA HYDRAULIC RAM ia a aimpfy constructed and
inexpensive machine that can utilize a amall fall of water for the purpose
of 'raising a portion of it to any desired height It is the farmer's friend in the
"dry season" and is indispensable to those owning land high above ditches. It
will furnish water for domestic purposes, even elevating pure water of the spring
by means of the impure or muddy water, a found in some streams. Requires
no attention. Practically no cost of maintenance, there being no parts to get
out of order. A ram will pay for itself in a short time. Every ram installed is
giving utmost satisfaction. We keep a large stock constantly on hand. Write
to our Hydraulic Department today for illustrated literature.
Columbia Engineering Works
Tenth anrj Johnson Streets : : PORTLAND, OREGON
W. h. IRELAND,
Resident Agent, Grants Pass, Oregon.
Low Rates East
May 24, 25 and 20
June 4, (i, 7, 23 and 25
Tell mo whero you want to go and I'll toll you
how best to got thcro and the cost.
I will also tell you why you should select ono
' of tho famous fast trains of tho liurlington
Route for your trip beyond St. Paul, Billings
MAKItLH AND GRANITE AVOKICS
J. II. I'AIMXK K, I'roprtctor.
I am prepared to furnish anything in th line of Cemetery work in any kind
of Marhleor (iranite.
Nearlv thirty years of experience in the Marble business warrant my saying
that I can fill vour orders in the very best manner.
Can furnish work in Scotch, Swede or American 'iranite or any kind of
Front street, next to Green's Uunshop.
Phhhohkit and Tirk(t Acut,
& Stark SStn., Portluud, Ore.