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GRANTS PASS. JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1906.
ADDS THIRD TRAIN
Give Night Train sTrom Portland
g to Sun Francisco and Make
Run In 34 Hours.
RED MEN'S DAY
AT GRANTS PASS
GETS NEW TRIAL
Chief and Bucks Gather From
Commercial Organization Ap
points Committee to Ar
range for Meeting.
Supreme Court Reverses the De
cision of the Circuit
C. M. Lathrop Hit by Flying Root
and is Now in a Criti
Jury Decides Radlcsxl Mee.su res
.May be Taken to Rid District
of Diseased Trees.
A third daily train to San Francisco
will befpnt into operation by the
Southern Pacific, Deglnninii next Sun
day. The great increase in traffic be
tween Portland and 3an Francisco
during the past(year hag made the ad
ditional train necessary. At present
the Overland leaving Portlaud each
evening is so crowded that it has been
the custom for the past few months
to rnn it in two sections. The same
is trne of the train arriving there from
San Francisco in the mornings. The
new train will clip two hoars off the
present 3(!-hour schedule. In the
Spring, when the main line will be
in better condition for fast running,
better time probably will be made.
The new train to the south will
leave Portland daily at 11:30 p.m.,
arriving at San Francisco at 9 :48 a.
m. the second morning. The schedule
is intended to meet the demands of
busy men who dislike to spend more
time on the road than is absolutely
necessary. The time of departure
allows one to speod the evening in
Portland and take the train at bed
time. The present schedule, whereby
the evening Overland departs at 8 :45
p. m., makes it necessary for the
traveler to spend an additional even
ing on the train.
The new overland will leave San
Francisco at 3:45 p. m. and reach
Portland at 11:80 p. m. the next
night. This arriving time will be a
decided benefit to passengers for the
Sound, who will be enabled to catch
the Northern Paoifio train leaving at
11 :45 p. m.
The new train will be officially
designated as No. 18, and, in addi
tion to one of the heaviest and most
powerful oil-burning passenger looo
motives in ' the Southern Paoifio ser
vice, will bave the following equip
ment: An observation car, a diner,
three standard Pullmans, a tourist
sleeper, a chair car, smoker and com
bination mail, baggage and express
car. Plans for the additional ser
vice have been in preparation for
In addition to another Overland,
some changes will be made in the
time card of the other through trains
Train No. 11, the morning Overland,
leaving at 8 a. m., will leave at 8:30,
giving connections with the Sound,
Spokane and West Side Southern Pa
cifio trains. This will prove a benefit
to the traveling poblio, which will
appreciate it Notwithstanding the
fact that the train will leave half no
hour later than at present, the time
of arrival in San Franoisoo will be
the same, 8 :28 p. in. the next evening.
Train No. 13, leaving San Frau
oisco at 10 a. m., will be changed to
leave the Bay City at 8 a m. in
stead, reaching Portlaud at 5:30 p.
m., instead of 7:15, as at present, al
lowing earlier connections there.
Train No. 15. leaving Portland at
8:45 p. m., will get away one hour
earlier, reaching San Francisco at
7:48 a. m. instead of 8:48, as at
present. Train lfi's sohpdule will not
be ohanged, it being listed to leave
ban Francicso at 8:20 p. m., daily, ar
riving in Portland at 7:25 a. m , as
GRANTS PASS SCHEDULE.
No. 11, South 11 15 p. m.
No. 13, South newtrain)..ll:0ta. in.
No. 15 Sonth :05 a. m.
No. 12 North 4 :45 a in
No. 14 North (new train).. 11:35 a. in.
No. 16 North 6 :20 p. m.
S'ops in Southern Oregon will be
made only at Asnianu. jumuoni,
Grants Pass, Glendnle and Roseburg.
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Last Saturday was Redmen day
and from early morning nntil late at
night the Redmen had the town. The
Gold Hill girls' band of 14 pieces
nnder the leadership of Prof. John
Neilson arrived on the early morning
train and at intervals throughout the
day rendered selections. They were
at the depot as the southbound pass
enger pulled in and rendered several
An engine gaily decorated with
bunting and bearing on the boiler
head the portrait of a chief pulled the
train to Ashiand and returned with
the Redmen special which left Ash
land at 4 o'clock and picked np Red-
men at all intermediate poiots. A
few minutes before 6 o'clock the
special arrived bearing six ooaches
loaded with Redmen of other tribes
who left the train with brandishing
tomahawks and a flourish of knives,
and many a warwhoop rent the air
and re-echoed from hill top to hill
top. The evening "parade was partici
pated in by warriors in full costume,
squaws and papooses, headed by the
Gold Hill band and guarding the pale
faces seeking adoption into the var
ious tribes. The line of marob was
from the opera house south on Sixth
street for five blocks and returning on
Sixth to A street, then back to the
opera house. The entire distance was
ablaze with red fire and the air was
filled with sky rockets and the blaze
of Roman candles.
The ceremony of adoption which
was held in the cpera house was very
Impressive and the 1 13 palefaces who
were instructed in the ways of the
chase by the hunting parties from the
tribes were thoroughly impressed
with the noblfc principles and teach
ings of the ordr.
At 10 o'clock the work was finished
and all repaired to the banquet hall in
the new Tuffs block where 4O0 Rrd
men sat down to a sumptuous feast.
Four tables stood side by side the full
length of the hall, each table seating
100 persons. Hardly was the banquet
over when the grand sachem of the
evening oalled for speeches. Fiiat on
the list was L. L. Jacobs of Medford,
great sachem of the reservation of
Oregon, who spoke for a few minutes
of the growth of the order and of its
bright prospects for the future. Mr.
Butner of Portland brought tidings
from the Poitland tribe the oldest
in trie state, and reported their bucks
gathered on the hun'ing grounds,
game plentiful and all eager for the
hunt. Judge Wni. Crowell of Med
ford was called upon and spoke in his
usual happy vein and his sallies of
wit and off hand jokes tnide his
speech highly entertaining. Mr.
Crowell paid a high tribute to the
Medford and Grants Pans teams for
the excellent drill work, saying that
of all work he had ever seen in secret
orders the work of that night was the
best he had ever witnessed. Last of
all the speakers crnie Mr. Lee lot
Washington who brought out the facts
proving that the Order of Redmen
stood in the front rank of fraternal
orders and had as its fou'.dation the
princiles of charity, friendship and
love. The order has had 13 preisdeuts
of the United States within its ranks
from Washington to Roosevelt.
Placer and quartz location noticas,
mine deeds, leases, etc, at the
W. L. IRELAND,
J3ha Real Estate Man.
Monday evening a regular meeting
of the Commercial Clnb was held in
the Club room. President L. L.
Jewell occupied '.be chair and a large
attendance of members were present.
A communication was read by Secre
tary W. H. Pattilo from the Cottage
Grove Board oi Trade asking that
delegates be sent from Grants Pats to
attend a meeting of representatives of
commercial bodies and shippers of
Oregon to be held at Eugene in De
cember to consider methods of secur
ing relief from the present freight car
shortage. Secretary Pattilo and H.
A. Rotermund favored the sending of
one or more delegates while H. U.
Kinney, O. L. Mangam and Charles
Meeerve held that the meeting could
not do anything that wonld accelerate
the Southern Paoifio in its efforts to
get more cars. There is a general car
shortage all over the United States on
every road notwithstanding the fact
that all the car and looo motive works
bave been rnnning night and day en
deavoring to fill their orders. The
matter was left with the executive
committee to do as they thought best
in sending delegates. L. B. Hall
called attention to tbe need of a
method of handling the petition and
contribution problem that had come
to be a heavy tax on both the time
and purse of the business men of
Grants Pass. Mr. Hall recommended
that the Club' have oomaittee to
pass on all such matters and if ap
proved then the business men could
act on them. As a committee to
formulate a plan for handling peti
tions and contributions Chariman
Jewell appointed H. L. Gilkey, T. P.
Cramer and H. (X Kinney.
That a campalgu of eduoation for
the dairymeo of Josephine ooonty
similar to that being carried on by
Grants Pass Fruit Growers Union
for the fruit growers of the county
was advocated by L. B. Hall and on
his suggestion Chairman Jewell called
03 Charles Meserve to outline the plan
for a dairymen's meeting which he
had proposed to be held in Grants
Pass in December. Mr. Meserve
stated that tne Oregon Dairy Associa
tion would hold its annual meeting
in Ashland en December 11 and 13.
It will be attended by all the lead
ing dairymen of the state and the
speakers will embrace the best poet, d
men in Oregon on dairy topics. The
plan is to hold a dairymeus and fine
stock breeders meeting in Grants Pas
on the day following the State meet
ing at Ashland, December 13, and
to get a number of the speakers to
stop off on their return north au give
addresses on dairy and stock topics.
Mr. Meserve offered to secure the
speakers if the Club would meet their
hotel expedites while here aud also
provide a hall for the meeting. This
the Club argeed to do and a commit
tee consisting of L. B. Hall, R. L.
Coe and W. B. Sherman was ap
pointed to act in conjunction with
Mr. Meserve in arranging for this
H. O. Kinney proponed that the
Club hold an annnal banquet and on
his motion it was decided to bold it
in January aud to arrange for it a
committee was appointed consisting
of H. C. Eobzlen, Geo. E. Calhoun,
Joseph Mobs, Roy Wilson aud Lee
C. L. Mangum reported that he had
secured the advertising cabinets for
the Club rooms, in which menibrt
can place their advertisements. The
rate was fixed at 50 cents per month
and the 48 spaces would yield suffi
cient revenue to pay the room rent.
The cabinets are made of native wood
and are very handome.
R. L. Coe suggested that as Grants
Pass woold soon vote on the adoption
of a new charter, itwonld he well to
change the name of the town, at the
pass of the name gave people at a
distance the idea that Grants Pare
was located in a mountain gorge, thus
injuring the value of all advertiKing
matter. H. C. Kfnueyta"ted tjiat
the proposition to change the name
of the town had been voted on soon
after the town was incorporated and
overwhelmingly defeated aud he was
certain it would be impossible now
to get the name changed.
Fine commercial printing at the
The Supreme ooort this week ren
derd an opinion in the Jasper Jen
nings case, granting a new trial, the
motion for which hag been standing
for the greater part of a year. Jasper
Jennings was indicted jointly with
his sister Dora, for the alleged
killing of their father, Newton M.
Jennings, in September, 1005. The
trials were held separately at the
January term. Jasper was tried
first, a verdict of conviction was se
cured and he was sentenced to be
hanged. Through his attorney. H.
D. Norton, he appealed to the su
A stay of execution was granted
and low the judgment of the lower
court has been reversed and a new
trial j ordered. Dora Jennings was
tried also in tbe January term, the
jury tailing to reach a verdict. In
tue retrial or the case in tbe April
termAshe was acquitted.
Th reversal is made on the excep
tions taken by Mr. Norton to the rul
ings of the lower oourt at the time of
the trial. Five assignments of error
are. specified, among them being the
admission of opinionated testimony
of witnesses tending to show from
what point the fatal shot was fired.
There is a considerable sentiment
among the people of this county, In
view of the reversal, that it might be
wiser to drop tbe case than to stand
the expense of a new trial and a mo
tion to that effect by the district at
torney would be largely commended.
Tbe case against Jasper since his
first trial has been materially weakened
by the acquittal of Dora, as they
were Indioted jointly. Though the
contention of tbe state during bis
trial was that be was a principal in
the murder, it is known that the ver
dict of the jury was brought more on
the grounds of bis being an aoessory.
The acquittal of Dora after a full and
fair trial In wbloh no evidence of
tbe state was excluded exerts a weak'
euing effect on tbe cane against Jas
per, leaving him in the situation of a
presumptive accessory with no prin
cipal. The evidence against both
was purely circumstantial, and no
direct evidence could be produced
connecting either of them with the
With the exception of the Gibson
case, this is the only criminal case in
this judicial district which has been
brought back from the supreme court
for a retrial aud this fact Is very sub
stantial evidence of Mr. Norton's
bigh ability as a criminal lawyer and
The economic housewife will be
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Thomas O'Neill, Hcadquartera
C. M. Lathrop lies at his home
three miles west of Grants Pass in an
unconscious condition and may die
as a result of injnries received while
blasting stumps on his farm Wednes
day forenoon. Mr. Lathrop and his
two sons had placed a charge of dyna
mite under a stump in the barnyard
and then went to the barn to be
sheltered from the flying fragments.
The charge not going off at once he
opened the door a few inches to look
out and just then the explosion took
place and a piece of root bit him on
the right oheek. It knocked him in
sensible and cat and laid back the
skin from the entire cheek and
crushed the cheek bone. It also out a
deep gash in the right eyebrow. Mr.
Lathrop'g little son was standing in
front of him but escaped unhurt.
Aid was summoned and the Injured
man was taken to the house and Dr.
J. C. Smith summoned. This Friday
Mr. Lathrop has nut regained con
solousness but his temperature is not
dangerously high and Dr. Smith has
hopes that he will recover. Mr.
Lathrop only recently cam here with
his family from Los Angeles and
bought the O. J. Knips farm, for the
purpose of planting it to fruit He is
a man of fine qualities and in his
short residence here be has made
many friends who deeply deplore the
distressing accident' thaFITas bufalleu
A Cure for Kheumsxtlsm.
A Topeka man was ocmplainiog of
rheumatism. "There's no exouse for
being afflicted," said a friend, "I
used to have rheumatism. When it
would strike me I woold go horns and
have my wife throw her arms around
my neck and give me a massage treat
ment It hepled me every time.
You ought to try it. "
"I will," said the man. "When
will I find your wife at borne?"
Kansas City Journal.
Grants Paai Lodge No. 84, A. F. &
A. M. will hold a apeolal meeting
Saturday, November 24, being tbe oc
casion of the official visit of Grand
Master W. T. Williamson.
of the skill with which he has handled
a difficult case.
I be CBse will be reopened in the
January term aud Jasper who Is
now in the state penitentiary will
probably be brought baok to Josephine
county jail inside the next few
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The new law for the state of Ore
gon relating to spraying was upheld
laaTFriday at ,6regou"City wheu the
jury in the suit of T. R. A. Soil wood
vs. James H. Reid brought In a ver
diet for the defendant after being out
about three hours. The verdict was
expected by allparties to the snit
and tbe jury 'washout lougur than
The trial of the Vase lasted two
days and aronsed lntene"ln'terent not
only in Clackamas ooonty b'nt iu other
sections of the state, as it was gener
ally considered a test of the law,
under which Commissioner Reld,
while acting in his official capacity,
notified T. R. A. Sell wood of Mil
waukie to spray the trees in his or
chard, and after his failure to do so
took some men, went Into the orchard
and cnt down 84 prnne trees that were
infekted with San Jose scale. The
law has been bitterly opposed anil
antagonised by several fruit growers
and the viotoiy for the adherents of
olean fruit is generally satisfactory.
The rnlings of Judge MoBride oa
questions that arose during the trial
were in favor of the defendant. In
every instauoe. Tbe oourt said that
Reld bad a right to out down the
trees, after Sellwood bad failed te
comply with the law, and his in
struction to the jury were dear and
He said there were only three props
aitlons to be considered whether or
not the orchard was infested ; whether
tbe plaintiff had been given notice
and time la which to spray, and
whether he had sprayed.
"The oourt defined the duties of the
fruit Inspector, and said when tbe
offlolal found an orchard in a diseased
condition li was hi, duty to notify
the owner, and after he had failed
and neglected to spray his trees, the
Inspector oould nse bis discretion la
either outtlug down tbe orchard or
spraying the trees himself and charg
ing the expense as a lien against the
property. He ruled that it 'was not
necessary for the fruit inspector to
warn of the consequenoes that might
ensue in the event of failure to spray,
and that ignorance of the law was no
The result of the trial will make
things easier for the fruit inspectors,
who have bad no easy task and have
aroused the enmity of scores of'people.
Hundreds of new Illustrated Post
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