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ROGUE R.VKR COURIER. GRANTS PASS. UkfcGoN. NOVEMBRR 16. 1906.
, C. FINDLEY, M. D.
Practice limited to
KYE, EAR, NOSE and THROAT.
Ql&asea fitted and furnished.
Offioe hours 9 to 12; 2 to 5; and on ap
pointmeut. Telephone! 261 and 77.
Offioe at National Drue Store.
Guamts Pass. Orkooh
J)R. J. C. SMITH
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Phones, Offioe 355; Res. 1045.
Roeldenoe cor. 7th and D streets.
Grants Pass, - - Ohegon
J)R. W. F. KREMER
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Orlloo In Courier Building.
Oflioe phone Oil, residence 413.
Eyes tested and glasses fitted.
GuAKTS pASfa, ... OllKOOX.
I.OUGIIRIDGE, M. D,
PHYSICIAN AND SUIWEON
ltes Phone 714
City or country chIIs attended night
or duy. Sixth and 11, Tun s building,
Ollice i'bonu 301.
Grants Pass - . Okeoon,
CIMrm it Confmrmtnl
C'uiei a SntrMtu
CLARA BASHAW, D. O.
ANNETTA BtCKWITII, D. O
602 D Street
Gkants Pans, Okkuon,
Graduates of American School of Os
toopathy, Kirksvllle, Mo.
UNDERTAKER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR
AND LICENSED EMBALMER.
orth 0th st., near Court House.
Offioe Phone 761, Res. Phone 717.
Giants Pars, - Oa-aoN.
JJ, D. NORTON,
Praotloe In all State and Federal Courts.
Oftloe In Opera House Building-.
Grants Pass, Oreoom
X. C HOUGH,
Praotioes In all State and Federal Courts
Offioe over Halr-Rlddle Hardware Co.
Gkants Pass, - Obioon
Q LIVER & BROWN,
Offioe, upstairs, City Hall.
Grants Pass, Orkoon.
J. II. AUSTIN,
Ob EG Tn
WILLIAM P WRIGHT,
U. S. DEPUTY SURVEYOR
0th St., north of Josephine Hotel.
Grants Pass, Oa-uoN,
Wood Working Shop.
West of flour mill, near R. R. track
Turning, Scroll Work, MtsirWork, Hand
Hawliig.Cahinet Work, Wood Pulleys, (Saw
Piling and gumming, Uepainng all kinds,
J. M. CHILES
The Pioneer Grocer
Is occupying his uew brick and is
better prepared than ever to serve
New refrigerator installed in
which to keep
And other perishables.
Ice water water on draught in -gallon
cooler on inside aud drawu
through wall with faucet. Call
when passing and dry.
The Popular Bsrber Shop
Get your tonsorial work done at
IK A TOMPKINS
On Sixth Street Three chair
Rath Room In couuoclion
N. E. McGRl.W,
TRUCK and DELIVERY
Furniture and Piano
GRANTS PASS, OREGON.
Justice blanks at the Courier office !
BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN ONE
OF THE GREATEST BLESS
INGS FOR THE WEST.
Evaporation Causes Downpour
ltaln in Western Kansas, Texas
Yuma, Arizona, Nov. 14. Many
people of Arizona, New Mexico and
Western Texas believe that the Sal
ton Sea Is one of the greatest bless
ings ever beHtowed upon the arid
West. Those who take this view of
this newly creuted Inland body of
rater are Btroucly apposed to the
recent stoppage of Hie flow of water
Into the sea from the Colorado
Major George J. Inman, who Is
well known throughout the South
west, is one of those who believe
that the Salton Sea Is the cause of
the phenomenal meteorogical change
which has come over the whole of
the Southwest, Including all of West
ern Kansas, Texas and Oklahoma
during the past two years. Its be
neficent influence extends far down
Into Mexico, It Is contended. Major
Inman Is Interested In a large Ameri
can colony enterprise In the north
western part of the State of Chi
huahua. He says that the change
which has taken place in the section
vbere his colony Is located during
the last two years Is marvelous.
When the colonists settled there It
was supposed that nothing could be
raised on the land without Irriga
tion. Since the Salton Sea made its
appearance the rainfall has been
abundant and big crops are raised
without Irrigation. The same thing
la true throughout the Southwest.
Major Inman says that he will
take up the matter with President
Roosevelt and President Diaz with
the view of obtaining the co-operation
of the United States and Mexi
can governments In preserving the
new body of water. It Is claimed
that If the sea is permitted to reinala
the United States Government will
be saved millions of dollars that
would otherwise be expended In re
claiming arid lauds by Irrigation
It Is the theory of those who be
Hove that the apparent change of
climatic conditions in the Southwest
Is due to the Salton Sea that before
the advent of that body of water,
clouds from the Pacific Ocean which
were laden with moisture were un
able to get arross the great expause
of desert. The terrific heat from the
parched and blistering sands rose
Into the air and dissipated the mois
ture. This made the region to the
oast of the desert arid and unfit for
agricultural development. Occasion
ally In the winter season clouds
would get across the desert and rains
would ensue In the arid region. Since
the thousands of square miles of des
ert Is now covered to a depth of ten
to 120 feet with water the moisture
laden clouds are able to pass across
Into the formerly arid region of Arl
lona, New Mexico and Western
Texas and abundant rains are the
The Mow of water Into the Salton
Sea has recently been stopped by
railroad companies, which built vast
dams. In a year or two the water In
the vast sea will be evaporated and
It will be a desert again.
WILL SIK STANDARD OIL.
Action Vader the Sherinun Art Is tn
Washington, Nov. 14. Attorney
General Moody today held a final
conference with Messrs. Morrison and
Kellogg aad Mr. Purdy, assistant to
the Attorney General, on Standard
Oil matters. Whllo all connected are
reticent as to the action to be taken,
there Is no longer any doubt that stilt
will be entered within a few days
nsaliiHt the Standard Oil Company ol
New Jersey under the Sherman anti
Will InvrwtigaU' Shot-tag.
St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 14. The Fed
ral Grand Jury convened here to
day and will Investigate the shortagt
of $(11,500 In the St. I.ouls Sub
Treasury, traced to the department
of Receiving Teller D. P. Dyer Jr
The teller's father. Colonel D. P
Dyer, who Is the United States At
tomey here, has, at his own request
been temporarily relieved from tak
ing part la the investigation.
Placer aud quartz locntiou notions,
uiiue deeds, leases, eto. . at the
RAISINS ARE SCARCB,
Estimated is. Eut That Crop Will B
18,000 Tons Short.
Naw York, Nov. 14. Albert Castla
of Castle Bros, thinks that the Cali
fornia raisin crop is from It, 000 to
15,000 tons short of early expecta
tions. He is quoted as saying:
"I do not believe that the crop
will amount to mora than 4,000 ton.
I believe that the crop la decidedly
oversold. At the opening of the
season the growers, thinking that
there would be a large crop, were
willing to take a reasonably low price
for their fruit. As a result the East
ern buyers purchased heavily. Europe
had enough raisins for Its own use,
It was developed later, but none to
export. Canada, which ordinarily
buys raisins abroad, had to coma to
us. Our stocks In this State are
pretty well cleared up. The actual
situation will not be known under a
fortnight possibly. We are not sell
ing and raisins, neither is any othur
There is a story current on the
Coast that certain growers in Fresno
county, seeing the raisin demand in
the markets of the East, have taken
pains to acquaint themselves with
the conditions abroad, and have
helped to make a shortage by hiding
back secretly large quantities of
raisins and falling short In filling
their contracts to seli at a price
agreed upon early in the season.
Lee L. Gray of the Fresno Home
Packing Company is quoted as saying
that the prices for seeded raisins
opened extremely low from 5 to
6 cents a pound. Under the changed
conditions Gnay beiievea that before
January 1st the fancy seeded fruit
will bring 10 cents a great advance
over the opening price. There has
bsen nothing like this In years.
UNIFORM DIVORCE LAW
WILL ASK LIX-ISLAT-KES OF
ALL STATES TO AGREE TO
Philadelphia, Pa., Nov. 14. The
National Congress on Uniform Di
vorce Laws held its second meeting
in this city yesterday. The first
meeting was held in Washington
nine mouths ago, at which time an
adjournment was taken to permit a
committee to draft a bill on uniform
divorce laws to be presented to the
Legislatures of all States. The bill
dawn up by the committee names
six causes for which divorce can ba
granted. They are:
Infidelity, felony, bigamy, deser
tion, habitual drunkenness and In
The committee recommends that
the various Legislatures be asked to
agree on a period of residence be
fore application may be made for
Delegates from all sections of the
country attended yesterday's session.
Governor Penypacker of Pennsyl
To llit-onie Chief of Navigation.
St. Louis. Mo., Nov. 14. Hear
Admiral William H. Hrouson, who
lias Just taken command of the Am
erican naval forces In the East will,
It, is understood, soon be recalled to
take what has come to be the most
iiiportant post In the navy, tinmely.
chief of the Ilureau of Navigation, ti
nicceed Itear Admiral Converse,
when the latter retires from that of
i':ce, which, It is expected, will oe
cur about the tluie t hut Secretarj
Honnparte becomes Attorney Gen
eral. Suit To Test the Status of llettlng.
Washington, Nov. 14. William
Davis was put on trial before a Jury
tn the Criminal Court today on a
i barge of operating a racing book at
the Hennlngs track. The action Is in
the nature of a test case to determine
the legal status of the betting op.T
atlotis at riennlngs.
Refuse to Take Outh of Loyalty.
Moscow, Nov. 14. Durlug the
swearing In of conscripts here todu
disorders broke out, over half il
them refusing to take the usual oath
of loyalty to the Emperor on ac
rount of the phrase pledging them tc
defend his majesty against all in
terior ensmles. Troops were sum
moned, but bloodshed was final!;
Funston Takes Command.
St. Louis. Mo., Nov. 14. Briga
dier General Frederick Funslou y-s
terday formally took command here
of the Southwestern Division, the
headquarter of whioh have been
moved to St. Louis from Oklahoma
Job work at Portland prices at the
tl r . . . , , i
the Courier it the farmers paper
H ft LID!'
WEALTHY MEXICAN MINK-OV.
EH HAS PLAN FOR DISPENS
ING HIS MONEY.
Would Ituild Homes for the I'
and Educate Their Children
ami Give Them Land.
Galveston, Tex., Nov. 14. T.
Parral, State of Chihuahua, Mi...
comes the story that Pedro Alva.-.',
the young owner of the Pal :'.
mine, whose wealth Is said to ',
the hundred million class, annu . .
a public benefaction of 10,00u, .
Having risen from a poor man t
Croesus in eiht years, he has
away millions to the poor
churches and schools. His la. -plan
is to build homes for the no.,
educate their children and give th
land upon which to cultivate thc-1.
crops. He haB been working on til
plan for the distribution of th
$10,000,000 for many weeks.
Alvarado some time ago offered t
pay the Government debt of Mexico
but the offer was declined becau:'.
President Diaz was advised that i.
was a political move to entangle h:
administration. The mine own
says he will renew his offer to PreV
dent Diaz in person upon his vi;.'
to the City of Mexico, and will as-ia.-the
General that his offer is fro
the heart and that there will be i.
hereafter to the gift to his count rj
Alvarado says he expects to die poo;
but will share his wealth and h;i.'
plness with his less fortunate conn
trymen while he lives.
REFORMERS WANT WITTE.
Social Democrats Would Welcome tl.
Count to Their Hanks.
St. Petersburg, Nov. 14. The ar
rival of Count Wltte here yes'erdnv
created scarcely a rlpula on the sur
face of Russian politics. Thj Count
was met at the depot by only Baron
Aide and a few reporters, and he re
ceived very few callers this morning
The rare arrivals were close. y
tcrutlnized by agents of the secret
ollce on account of the reported
.h reals of assassination. Count
Wltte denied himself to reporters
and declined to make a statement re
garding his reported Intention of re
signing his seat In the Council of the
Empire and being a candidate for
election to Parliament. The Consti
tutional Democrats are eager to re
ceive him in their ranks in case he
decides to be a candidate.
Commission Object to Pulley Form.
Chicago, Nov. 14. The confer
ence of Insurance commissioners was
today turned Into an executive ses
sion, which was scheduled to last
until evening. It was announced be
fore the session opened that It was
Improbable that any specific action
would be tnken before tomorrow.
Forty briefs from Insurance com
panies In the West and South were
read and discussed. All of them
dealt with objections entertained by
the companies to the "standard
foruiB" of policy now under consider
ation by the committee.
Train Leaps Track When Rail Spread
St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 14. A west
bound Missouri Pacific passenger
train, while running at full speed,
was hurled from the track by spread
ing rails near Glenco, twenty-seven
miles west of here, yesterday, and be
yond cuts and bruises all on board
miraculously escaped. The entire
train plunged into an embankment ,
and the truck bed was toru up fori
I'nnrltten Law to Free Ilim.
Portland, Ore., Nov. 14. Orlando
Murray shot and killed Laawrence
Whitney Monday to avenge the
wrong done his sister, Whitney hav
ing refused to marry her, probably
will be released without trial, the
District Attorney's office stating that
roiivlciiou would be extremely dltll
rult If the facts are as Murray gives
Itieni, which seem to be the case.
London. Nov. 14. The House of
Commons, after sitting all night dis
cussing the land tenure bill, the ob
ject of which is to ameliorate the
condition of the tenant farmers in
England and Scotmd, adjourned at
1:40 a. m., thus ending the first pro
longed sitting of ths new Parliament
A Guaranteed Cure for lUe.
Itching. Blind, Bleeding. Protrnd-
ing Ptles. Druggist, are authorized
MhM fails to cure lu 6 to 14
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IS OUR NEXT ISSUE
The Strength of a
Ba?ik is shozun,
1st, By its working capital
2nd, By its stockholders.
3rd, By its management.
First National Bank
OF SOUTHERN OREGON
Grants Pass, Ortfon.
Has a Capital, Surplus
Undivided Profits $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. Terrs,
H. C. Kinney.
L. B. Hall. Proa,
J. C. Campbell, V. Pre
II. L Gilkey, Cashier.
BIGGEST STOCK OF
Best Grades of Fresh and Smoked Meats
MARBLE AXD GRANITE WORKS
" 3 i am DreDarnl tn l,.,n;k ..i.--
of Marble or Granite. ""'"
that I can fill Wr orde?i .? B0,i!! the Marble busi
v. " . " "rueis m me very best mnnn.
I la n Turn int. ; . rt . -
Froot street, next to Green'a Gunshop.
the question of where you will do
your banking! And we feel sure
your final judgment will be in favor
of placing your money in the
Grants Pass Banking & Trust Company's
jBauk where you will always re
ceive courteous treatment; j where
your affairs will be haudled in the
most thoroughly business-like man
ner, and where you can have im
plicit confidence iu the trustworthi
ness of the institution.
6 th St. near G
e '" of Cemetery work in
neei warrants my sayln g
or American G
ranite or any kind of