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ROGUE RIVER COURIER, GRANTS PASS, OREGON, APRIL 12. 1907.
GIVE it food that will not irritate or
retard the performance of its natural
functions, and it will reciprocate in a way
agreeable and comforting.
No single ingredient contributes so
largely toward wholesome, nourishing,
agreeable food as Royal Baking Powder.
Royal Baking Powder's active ingre
dient, Grape Cream of Tartar, is the
most healthful of the fruit products.
This is why Royal Baking Powder
makes the food finer, lighter, more appe
tizing and anti-dyspeptic, a friend to the
stomach and good health.
Imitation Baking Powders Contain Alum
"The use of alum and salts of alumina in
food should be PROHIBITED. The con
stant use of alum compounds exerts a
deleterious effect upon the digestive
organs and an irritation of the internal
organs after absorption.
"EDWARD S. WOOD, M. D.
Professor of Chemistry
"Harvard Medical School, Boston."
ROVAl BAKING POWDER
Bad Roadt Did It.
A farmer old. so we've been told,
With a team of horses strong
Drove down the road with' a heavy load.
While sinning hls"merry song-,
But his mirth In song was not so long.
For his horses ga.e a lonp.
As he ran amuck In. the mud he stuck.
Clear up to his aisles de-p.
Bad roads did It!
And a wheelman gay went out one day
For a Joyful morning spin;
With the weather bright, his heart war
As he left the country Inn.
But he went not far when he felt a Jar
Which started his troubles and cares.
He was laid up 111, while the doctor's bill
Came In with the one for repairs.
Bad roads did It!
In an automobile of wood and steel
A millionaire prim nnd nent
Went out for u ride by the rlvor's side
In a style that was hard to beat.
But, alas, ho found that the broken
Ami the r.its and the holes so greut
Had smashed n wheel (if h! automobile
What ho saM wo cannot relate,
laid roads did It!
Ht:t wo'ie x-.i'l to say t!iero phlnoi a rny
f h. o l!-:it wl'l r!i ::t 1 1 v wrniis
W'i-.on In oe-y Mate tVv will l"RUIato
To la-c ? . o.l ro:uls ulori'.'.
Po ta i-v , with his v!i ! i r autom-iblk
Vf I n"vr a:"'!n n"t h!arta.
Aril ' f irtri'T with nr.;!!'- will travel
On a ro.L'l that I.4 (It to t:si
Ct-cA riav'R w'lt do It.
Hnrrv Ell.iM In Cincinnati Commercial
Placer blanks at the Courier office.
f "TTTjy f'J
CO NtW Vr
ZZZZZ jBitttnby i Spider.
ili rough blood polsming caused by
spiaer Dite, John wasnington of
Bostoquevile, Tex. woold have lost
bis leg, which became a mass of tan
ning sores, had he not been persuaded
to try Bncklen's Arnica Salve. Ut
writes: "The first application re
lieved, and four boxes healed all the
sores. " Heals every sore 25o at
Edison and Victor Talking Machines
at the Music Store.
Bewirt of Ointments lor Citsrrh that
as mercury will sorely destroy the
thnee of smell and completely damage
the whole system whenentering it
serough the mucous surfaces. Soeh
articles sbold never be osed except ou
prescriptions from reputable physi
cians, as the damage they will do is
10 fold to the good yon can posniM
derive from them. Hall's Catarrh
Core, manufactured by F. J. Cheney
& Co., Toledo, O., contains no wer
cory, and is taken internally, acting
directly upon the blood and niocons
surfaces of the syestiu. In baying
Hall's Catarrrh Cure be sure yon get
the genuine. It is taken internals
and made in Toledo, Ohio, by F. J.
cneney x vo. testimonials free.
Sold by Druggists. Price 75c per
bottle. Take Hall's Family Pills for
Nothing Like a
for luncheon, breakfast or dinner
don't get tired of it as yon do of
many other meats. Bnt there's
steak and steak. The thick cuts,
juicy, easily broiled the "fit-to-eat "
kind aren't picked op everywhere
To he had regnalrly at Ahlf's. And
there's the skill in 'cutting and trim
ming! Aod the attention! All at
City Meat Market
.1. II. A1ILF, Propr.
Mo riM Mo Oouponm
Never Sold in Bulk.
1, 2, 2V2 and 5
Pound Tins Only
A. Folger & Co.
Of the B. & A.
Copyright. 1901. by
The days wore on, one very like an
other, with thWr spring bent nnd leth
argy. Occasionally Oakley saw Miss
Emory on the street to bow t . but not
to speuk with. While he wus grateful
for these escapes he found himself
thlnklug of her very often, ne fancied
and he was not far wrong-that she
was finding Auttocu very dull, lie
wondered, too, if she was seeing much
of Ryder. He ininglned that she was,
and here again he was not far wrong.
Now and then he was sciied with what
he felt to be a weak desire to call, but
he always thought better of It In time
and was always grateful he had not
suceumbd to the Impulse. But her
more presence In Ant loch awmed to
make him dissatisfied nnd resentful of
Its limitations. Ordinarily he was not
critical of his surroundings. Until she
came, that he was without companion
ship and that the town was given over
to a deadly Inertia which expressed it
self In the collapsed ambition of near
ly every man and woman he knew had
scarcely affected him, beyond giving
him a sense of mild wonder.
He had heard nothing of his father,
and in the pressure of his work and
freshened Interest In the fortunes of
the Huckleberry had hardly given him
a second thought. He felt that since he
had sent mouey to him he was in a
measure relieved of all further re
sponsibility. If his father did not wish
to come to him, that was his own af
fair, ne had placed no obstacle in his
LATE one afternoon, as Onkley sat
at his desk in the broad streak of
yellow light that the sun sent In
A through the west windows, he
heard a step on the narrow board
walk that ran between the building
and the tracks. The last shrill shriek
Of No. 7, as usual, half an hour late,
had Just died out In the distance, and
the informal committee of town loaf
ers which met each train was plodding
tip Main street to the postoffice In sol
He glanced around as the door Into
the yards opened. He saw a tall,
gaunt man of sixty-five, a little stoop
shouldered and carrying his weight
heavily and solidly, nis large head
was sunk between broad shoulders. It
was covered by a wonderful growth
of Iron gray hnlr. The face was clean
shaven and had the look of a placid
mask. There was a curious repose In
the man's attitude as he stood with a
big hand the hand of nn artisan rest
ing loosely on the knob of the door.
"Is It you, Dannie?"
The smile that accompanied the
words was at once anxious, hesitating
and inquiring. He closed the door with
awkwurd care and, coming a step near
er, put out his hand. Oakley, breathing
hard, rose hastily from his chair and
stood leaning against the comer of bis
desk, as If he needed Its support. He
was white to the hps.
There was a long pnuse while the
two men looked Into ench other's eyes.
"Don't you know me, Dannie?" wist
fully. Dau said nothing, but he ex
truded his hand, nnd his father's fin
gers closed nliout It with a mighty
pressure. Then quite abruptly Roger
Oakley turned and walked over to the
window. Once more there was abso
lute silence In the room save for the
ticking of the clock and the buzzing of
a solitary lly high up on Uie ceiling.
The old convict was the first to
break the tense stillness.
"I had about made up my mind I
should never see you again, Dannie.
When your mother died and yon cume
west it sort of wiped out the little
there was between me nnd the living.
In fact, I renlly didn't know you would
care to see me, and when Hart told me
you wished me to come to yo and had
si'Dt the inouvy I could hardly beliTt
Here the words failed him utterly.
He turned slowly and looked Into his i
son's face long and lovingly. "I've
thought of you as a little boy for all
these years, Dannie, as no higher than
that," dropping his hand to his hip.
"And here you are a man grown. But
you got your mother's look. I'd hnve
known you by It among a thousand."
if Dan had felt any fear of his father
It had left him the Instant he entered
the room. Whatever he ujlL'ht have
(lone, whatever he iniyht have Ikm'H.
there was no question as to the man
lier of mini he had become. He stopped
to his son's side nnd took his hand in
one of his own. i
"You've mm'.e a man of yourself. 1
can see lliat. What do you do here for
Dan bundled qtieerly.
"I am the gen. -nil manager of the
railroad, father." nodding toward the'
station an 1 the yards. "But It's not .
nme!i to brag about. It's only a one j
bore laic." he added. j
"No. y .11 r! .n't mean . It. Dannie?",
And 1 eoiil. 1 see that his fa-h-r w..-;
profoundly ii.. pro-sod. lie put up his (
fro.- hand an.', gently patted Dan's
head as th he were indeed the l.t-
tie l...y he ivi.,oml.or"d. I
"Did you have an easy trip west
father?" Oa'-: ley a -kl. "You must t.l
Harper t- Brothers
"Not a bit, Dannie. It was wonder
ful. I'd been shut off from it air for
more than twenty years, and each mile
was taking me nearer you."
1 The warm yellow light was begin
ning to fade from the room. It was
"I guess we'd better go uptown to
the hotel and have our supper. Where
Is your trunk? At the station V
. "I've got nothing but a bundle. It's
at the door."
Dan locked his desk, and they left
"Is it all yours?" Roger Oakley ask
ed, pausing as they crossed the yards
to glance np and down the curving
"It's part of the property I manage.
It belongs to General Cornish. wba
holds most of the stock."
"Don't you know me, Dannie t"
"And the train I came on, Dannie
who owned flint?"
"At ltiickhoru Junction, where yov
changed cars for the last time, yov
caught our local express. It run?
through to a place called Harrison
thu terminus of the line. This Is only
n brunch road, you know."
I'.ut the : plana:!. in . ::. ! i. t on 1.1
father. I : : : -.ill's lvlallm 1 1 the roa:
w:t n i::ag:i;t;vnt fact which lie p.. .
deroil wl'.li n'r.tph' pleasure.
After thaV supper at the Intel la
wo:;t upstairs. Kn,,. r OaUlay ha 1 he
riven a r i ;:m i:e::t Ids sin'.-. It w.i
the- i:::::!i r . a !"!ier.il C.in' had o
cupie.l vth( n I. a was in .'!:! 1 !i.
"W-r.Id ; i : llUa 1 i p-il n-.-.iy v..
thllirt llo-v?" a:cl D-.:i a. i I. a p'-i" '
hi.; father' a 1 :::.-:lc. v. hit li ha h id c
a' ! rpiown from fia m: 11 e, on i;.
"I'il i that by an.! by. The.v a'
i. .'.nil there-just a few l!::;. ii. ;.
I've managed to keep or Ilia! l.a .
I con given inc."
Dan pii hod two ei.,r. I.c f .rc ;
open win. low that ovcrl.i iko.l l a
square. His father had taken a ha .
blackened Meerschaum from Its .
an! vas oircfully lllb'ng ll I'r.iai i
leathi r p laoh.
"You don't it I lid If I light my pq.e ''
"Not- a bit. I've one In my p i. 1: .
but It's not nearly as line ns yours."
"nor warden gave It to ne o
I 111'. si: ..!,:. .11.1 I've smoked it c
since. I!" v as a very g oil c an. !':.:.
lile. 1 1 "h II. e old warden I'm rpoaUI
of. not Kciiyon, the new one, thouu.
lie's a good man too."
Dan wi. tillered whore be had ho.i-.'
the name of Keiiyou before; then ia
rciui u.Ih-i! J it was at the Kinoes'.
"Try some of my tulmeco, Dannie,"
passing the pouch.
For a time the two men sat In si
lence, blowing clouds of white smoke
out Into the night.
Roger Oakley hitched his chair near '
er his son's and rested a heavy hand
on bis knee. "I like It here," he said.
"Do you? I urn glad."
"What will be the chances of my'
finding work? You know I'm a cabinet-
maker by trade." !
"There's no need of your working,
so don't worry about that."
"Rut I must work. Dannie. I ain't
used to sitting still and doing nothing."!
"Well," said Oakley, willing to hu
mor him, "tin re are the car shops."
"Can you get me In?"
"Oh, yes, when you are ready to
start. I'll have Mef'llntock, the mas
ter mechanic, find soumlhin; In your i
line for j ou to do."
"I'll !K-el 1 get II hit of tools."
"I gia M ' liv " li can arrange that
try. I'll i. hit i a'. Oit It w I. yoe
"Then f , ' s a .-.. I'll be-in in tin
morn ix," a . l a ,;. ;.-n. .a .lion. .
"But don't you" want to Took around
"I'll have my Sundays for that."
And Dan saw that there was no use In
arguing the point with him. He was
bent on having bis own way.
The old convict filled his lungs with
a deep, free breath. "Yes, I'm going to
like it I always did like a small town
anyhow. Tell me alwnt yourself, Dan
nie. How do you happen to te henv?"
Dan roused himself. "I dou't know.
It's chance, I suppose. After mother's
"Twenty years ago last March,"
breaking in upon him softly; then, nod
ding at the sturllt heavens: "She's up
yonder now watching us. Nothing's
hidden or secret. It's all plalw to her."
"Do you really think that, father?"
"I know It, Dannie." And his tone
was one of settled conviction.
Pan bad already discovered that his
father was deeply religious. It waa a
faith the like of which bad not de
scended to bis own day and genera
"Well, I bad it rather hard for
while," going back to his story.
"Yes," with keen sympathy. "You
were nothing but a little boy."
"Finally I was lucky enough to get a
place as a newsboy on a train. I sold
paiiors until I was sixteen and thca
began braking. I wanted to be an en
gineer, but I guess my ability lay In
another direction. At any rate, they
took me off the road and gave me an
office iKisltlon Instead. I got to be a
division superintendent, and then I
met General Coruhdi. He Is one of th
directors of the Hue I was with at th
time. Three months ago be made me
an offer to take hold here, and so hem
"And you've never been back home,
"Never ouce. I've wanted to go, but
lie hoped his father would under
"Well, there uln't much to take you
there but her grave. I wish she might
have lived. You'd have been a grunt
happiness to her, and she got very lit
tle happiness for her portion any way
you look at It. We were only Just mar
ried when the wnr came, and I was
gone four years. Then there was about
eleven years when we were getting ou
nicely.. We bad money put by and
owned our owu borne. Can you re
memlsT it, Dannie, the old brick place
ou the corner across from the postof
fice? A new Methodist church stands
there now. It was sold to get money
for my lawyer when the big trouble
came. Afterward, when everything was
spent, she must have found it very
hard to make a living for herself nnd
"She dlil" said Dun gently. "Hut
she managed somehow to keep a roof
over our heads."
"When the law sets out to punish It
doesn't stop with the guilty only. When
I went to her grave and saw there
were flowers growing on it and that
it was being cared for it told me what
yon were. She was a very brave wo
man, Dannie. You know that was an
awful thing about Pbarp."
Dan turned toward him quickly.
"Why do you speak of it? It'a all
"I'd sort of like to tell you about it"
There was a long pause, and he con
tinued: "Sharp and I bad beeu enemies for
a long time. It started back before the
war, when he wanted to marry your
mother. We both enlisted in the same
regiment, and somehow the trouble
kept alive. He was a bit of a bully,
aud I was counted a handy man with
my fists too. The regiment was al
ways trying to get us into the ring to
gether, but we knew it was danger
ous. We had sense enough for that. I
won't say he would have done it, but I
never felt safe when there was a fight
ou In all those four years. It's easy
enough to shoot the man In front of
you and no one be the wiser. Many a
score's Is-en settled that way. When
we got home ngaln we didn't get nlong
any better. lie was a drinking man
nnd had no control over himself when
liquor got the best of hllll. 'I did my
share In keeping (lie feud alive. What
be said of me and wlial I said of him
generally reached both of us In time,
as you can fancy.
"At last, when I Joined the church.
I concluded It wasn't right to bate a
man the way I haled Sharp, for, you
", he'd never really done anything to
"One day 1 stopped In at the smithy
ho was a bl:iof;sii Itli to have a tall,
with hhn and fiv If we couldn't patch
It up somehow nnd be friends. It was
a Saturday nf!eri:oo:i, aal l.e'il Iic m
drinking more iii.ui was good lor loin.
"I hadu't hardly got the first words
out when be came at mo with a big
sledge in his hand, all In a rage and
swearing he'd have my life. I pushHl
him off aud started for the door. I saw
It was no uso to try to reason with
him, hut he came at mn again, and this
time he struck me with his sledge. It
did no harm, though It hurt, niftl I
pushed him out of my way and hacked
off toward the door. The look was
caught, aud before I could open It be
was within striking distance again
and I had to turn to defend myself. I
snatched up a bar of Iron perhaps a
foot long. I had kept my temper down
until then, but the moment I had a I
weaHin In my hand It got clean away I
from me, and In an Instant I was llght-lug-Just
as he was lighting to kill."
Roger Oakley hn I told the story of
the murder In a hard, emotionless ;
voice, but Dan saw in the half light
that his face was palo and drawn, i
Laa found it dlnVuit to ns-lnto the j
thought of violence with the nun at .
his side, whoe whole manner spok of '
( 'out in ut 1 ou j g-- .
COFFEES AND TEAS
Are Satisfactory to both buyer and
seller. We have them careful
ly selected and graded to suit
Our PKERLESS SUNDRIED
just received is anjxceptio n
ally good value.
J. C, GAMBLE Mgr.
Big and Surt Profit in
In Rogue River Valley
Iu Eisinann Bros.' orchard au 18
year old Newton tree bore this last
season 87(,' boxes of marketable ap
ples. In the orchard of L. L. Ben
nett, president of the Medford Frnit
Orowsrs Union, a 18-ysar old New
ton tree bore 83 boxes this last season
of fino apples. The Grants 1'ass
Fruit Growers Union got f 1.79 a box
ne. on their shipment of Newton ap
ples to New York this last season.
Other tres in the above orchards boi
from 10 to 80 boxes each and as then
are from 64 to (10 trees to the acre, the
value of the crop per acre wonld
average fully 1000. As It costs for
mxriiuin size orchard 68 cents a box to
grow aid pot apples on tba oar the
profit on an orchard will beat the
average gold mine and far ahead of
wheat at VO cents a bushel or hay at
H a ton.
Now is the time to investj in
Josephine County Fruit Land at
from $5 to $80 per acre,
In Jackson County the isms qnality
of land and the same distanoe from
the railroad sella readily at from $100
to t-100 per acre. As Josephin
ooanty has the same soil, climate and
market advantages as has Jackson
county land here through tha interest
now being taken in frail raising will
soon go booming in alae. The wise
investor will bay now and double his
money in two years. tm
Fall particulars aa to different kinds
soils, location, cost of planting and of
marketing fruit glvsu by
Seller of Fruit Lands in all parts of
ROGUE RIVER VALLEY
Anl money flies with it un
Iohb you start a Bank Ac
count early in life and make
a habit of saving money
Small accounts and largo are
received wsth equal cordia 1
ity at The Grants Pass
Hanking and Trust Co.
And every customer is treat
ed with the utmost courtesy
at a 11 times,
Banking & Trust Co.
(i HANTS PASS, flKI'.iiON.
F. G. ROPER
tajlo it i rvci
Conrii-r Hlk., up stairs
SUITS MADE TO ORDER
Promptly and of ths best material
and in ths latest styls.
CLEANING AD REPAIRING
J. E. PETERSON
FIR , LIFE AND ACCIDENT INSURANCE
REAL ESTATE: AGENT
ritill doing business at ths old Und.
Cor. Sixth and I) streets.