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, C. FINDLEY, M. D.
Practice limited to
EYE EAR, NOSE and THKOAT.
Glasses ntted and furnished.
Office hours 9 to 12; 2 to 6; and od ap
pointment. Telephones 261 and 77.
Musts Pass. Oaaooa
J)R. J. C. SMITH
PHYSICIAN AND BURGEON
Phones, Office 355; lies. 1181.
Residence cor. 7th and D streets.
Office at National Drue Store.
Qbarti Pass, - Oaaooa
& LOUGIIRIDGE, M. D.
PHYBICUN AND SURGEON
Be. Phone 714
City or country culls attended night
or day. ttlxtb and LI, Tufl'i building-.
Office Phone 261.
Graxtb Pass OaBaoii.
Jf D. NORTON,
Practice In all 6tnteand Fed oral Courte.
Office lo Opera HouseBulldtnj.
0atb Pass, - - Obmoow
A. C. HOUGH,
Practioos in all Klntnand Federal Courts
OBioeovor Hair Riddle Hardware Co.
Gkant Pass, Oaaoon
QLIVER S. BROWN,
Oflloe, npstairs, City Hall.
Gkaiits Pass, OaaaoK.
() S. BLANCnARD,
Practice in all State and Federal
courts. Banking and Trust
Grants Pass, . . Osseow.
J. II. AUSTIN,
IksIT .... Oim:i
II. B. nENDRICKS
Olrll aad criminal natters, attraded to
la all the court
Real estate and Inioraane.
Offloe, 6th street, opposite Pottofiee.
fILUAM P WRIGHT,
U. H. DEPUTY BURVKYOI
0tb St., north of Josephine Uetai.
Giahts Pass, Oaseos.
Wood Workiug Shop.
Went of flour mill, near R. R. track
Inrnlnu, ttrroll Work. HtsirWork, Hand
Hawing.t'sliliiel Work, Wood l'ullvs. haw
filing anil putninliiK, Repairing all kinds.
The Popular Barber Shop
Get your tonsorial work done at
On Sixth Sttcet Three chairs
Hath Room in onnnootlan
N. E. McGKK W,
TRUCK ANn DELIVERY
Furniture and Piano
GRANTS PASS. OREGON.
Palace Barber Shop
NATE BATES. I'rop.
Shaving, Hair Cutting
Ktoi j thliiK nest and clean and a
Poster:, placards, dndgrrs. all sum
and kind", printed at the Owner otber
The Courier gives all the county
4lI' 7"- AiriiA
theijwoar. m J weur-
Lf i Si ran-.-, .a
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MANAGER OF THE B. & A,
Continued from page 8
that stood" in lie alley. A'nioment later
and they were whirling off uptown.
All previous doubt vanished Instant
ly. It was agreed on all sides that they
were probably acting on private Infor
mation and bod gone to bring hi tbo
prisoner. Bo strong was this conviction
tbut a number of young men whose
tennis were hitched about the square
promptly followed, and soon an anx
ious cavalcade emptied Itself Into the
dusty country road.
Just beyond. the corporation line tbo
North street, as It was called, forked.
Mr. lirown and bis companion had tu li
eu the roud which bore to the west and
led straight to Harrow's Sawmills.
Those who were firHt to reach the forks
could still see the road cart a black
dot In the distance.
The afternoon punned, and the dusk
of evening came. Those of the towns
people who were still bunging aliout
the squure went home to supper. Un
less a man could hire or borrow a horse
there was not much temptation to start
off on a wild goose chase, which, after
all, might end only at Harrow's Saw
mills. Fortunately for him. Dun Oakley had
gone to Chicago Hint morning. Intend
ing to see llollowuy and resign. In
view of what hud happened It whs Im
possible for him to remain In Autloch.
nor could General Cornish expect him
Milton McClintock was at supper
with his family when Mrs. Btapleton,
who lived next door, broke lu upon
them without ceremony, crying ex
citedly. "They've got him, and they're golug
to lynch him!"
Then she us suddenly disappeared.
McClintock from where he sat, holding
a piece of brend within an inch of his
lips and bis mouth wide open to re
ceive It, could see her through the
window, her gray hulr disheveled and
tossed about her face, running from
house to house, a gaunt rumor lu flap
ping calico skirts.
Ho sprang to bis feet when be saw
her vanish nround the corner of Lou
Beutlck's house across the way. "You
keep tbo children In, Mary," be said
sharply. "Don't let them Into the
street." And, snatching up his bat and
coat, he made for the door, but hi
wife was there ahead of blm and threw
her arms about bis neck.
"For God's sake. Milt, stay with the
boys and me!" she ejaculated. "You
don't know what may happen T
Outside they beard the trampling of
many feet coming nearer and nearer.
They listened breathlessly.
"You don't know what may happen!"
"Yes. I do, and they mustn't do It!"
Bnclasplng her hands. "Jim will be
needing help." The sheriff was hie
wife's brother. "He's promised me
he'd haug the old man himself or no
one else should."
There was silence now In the street.
The crowd bad swept past the bouse.
"Hut the town's full of strangers.
You can't do anything, and Jim can't!"
"We cau try. Look out for the chil
dren!" And be was gone.
Mrs. McClintock turned to the boys,
who were still at the table. "Go up
stairs to your room and stay there until
I tell you to come down," she com
manded peremptorily. "There, don't
bother mo with questions!" For Joe,
the youngest boy, was already whim
pering. The other two, with white,
senred fnces, snt Isilt upright In their
chairs. Some danger threatened. They
didn't know what this dunger was,
ami their very Ignorance added to their
"lo what I say!" she cried. At this
they left the table mid marched toward
tlio stairs. Joe found courage to sny:
"Ain't you coming too? (ieorge's
afnild." Hut his mother did not hear
him. She was at the window closing
the shutters. In the next yard she
saw old Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Htaplcton'a
mother, carrying her potted plants Into
the house and scolding In a shrill,
McClintock, pulling on his cout as
he ran, hurried up the street paKt the
little white frame Methodist church.
The crowd had the start of hlui, and
the town seemed deserted except for
the women ami children who were ev
erywhere, at open doors and windows.
some i:i 111,1 and pitying, mine mdy i
with lh, liriltal excitement they hud 1
caught from brothers or Im-hnnd
As hejmxsod die Kinorys' hi- beard'
bis mime called. He glanced around j
and saw the doctor standing on the j
porch with Mrs I'lnorv and ('on-tunco.
"Will oii go w:ih inc. McClintock':" ,
the physician cried At the snme un- j
mcnt the hoy drove his team to the
door McClintock took the fence nt a '
bound and ran up Hie drne
! "Three's ti tune to lose." he punted.
' "Hut." with a Midden, sickening souse
j of helplessness. "1 don't know that we '
can Mi p them "
j "At hast he will not be uloue." '
j It was (Ynsiainv who spoke. Sh
i was thinking of dakley us struggling'
! Single handed to save Ins father fro'.i'
i ihe Itowiutg. cms-i:g nibble whl, li had
1 rushed up the street ten minutes Is?
"No, he won't !e alone." vi,,l Mct'h.i
i tori,, not imdcrt Hiding whom it wa
; dio meant lie , Uv l., . m l.,si,:e t, ,
" '! haven't seen but: ;" the iatt, i
slc. as he too,, the ;c from t'.i
' 'i w he '.'
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ROGUE RIVER COURIER. GRANTS
Stance that .Oakley bad left Aattoch.
A look of instant relief came Into her
face. He turned again to McClintock.
"This Is a bad business."
"Yes, we don't want no lynching, but
It's lucky Oakley isn't bere. I hadn't
thought of what be d do If be was."
"What a pity be ever sent for bis fa
ther! But who could have foreseeu
this?" said the doc-tor sadly. McClin
tock shook his bead.
"I can't believe the old man killed
Ityder In cold blood. Why, be'a as gen
tle as a lamb."
As they left the town off to the right
In a Held they saw a bareheaded wom
an racing after ber two runaway sons,
and then the distant shouts of men.
mingled with the shrill cries of boys,
reached their ears. The doctor shook
out his reins and plied bis whip.
"What If we are too late!" be said.
For auswer McClintock swore. Ue
was fearing that himself.
Two minutes later and they were up
with the reur of the mob, where It
straggled along on foot, sweating and
dusty and hoarsely artlcuiute. A little
further on and It wag lost to sight in a
thlckcted dip of the roud. Out of this
black shadow buggy after buggy flush
ed to show lu the red dusk that lay on
the treeless hillside beyond. On the
mob's either flunk, but keeping well
out of the reach of their elders, slunk
ud skulked the village urchins.
"Looks as If all Autloch was here to
night," commented McClintock grimly.
"So much the better for us. Surely
they are not all gone mad," answered
"I wouldn't give a button for bis
The doctor drove recklessly Into the
crowd, which scuttered to the right and
McClintock, bending low, scanned the
faces which were raised toward them.
"The wholo township's bere. 1 don't
know one in ten," he said, straighten
"I wish I could uiauuge to run over
a few," muttered the doctor savugely.
As they ueared the forks of the roud
Dr. Emory pulled in his burses. A
heavy furm wagon blocked the wuy,
and the driver was stolidly Indifferent
alike to his entreaties and to Mc
Cllutock's threat to break bis bead for
blm it he didn't move on. They were
till shouting at him when a savage
cry swelled up from the throats of
those in advance. The murderer was
being brought In from the east road.
"The brutes!" muttered the doctor,
and be turned helplessly to McClin
tock. "What are we going to do?
What can we do?"
By way of answer MeCllutock stood
"I wish I could see Jim."
Hut Jim bad takeu the west road
three hours before and was driving to
ward Barrow's Sawmills as fast as
McKlroy's beat team could take him.
When be reached there It was enough
to make one's blood run cold to bear
the good man curse.
"You wait bere, doctor," cried Mc
Clintock. "You can't get past, aud
they seem to be coming this way now."
"Look out for yourself. Milt."
"Never fear for me."
He Jumped down Into the dusty,
trampled road and foot by foot fought
his way forward.
As he had suld, those lu front were
turning back. The result was a hor
rible Jam, for those behind were still
struggling to get within sight of the
murderer. A drunken man at Mc
Cllutock's elbow wna shouting, "Lynch
him!" at the top of his lungs.
The master mechanic wrenched an
arm free and struck at blm with the
tint of his hand. The man appeared
surprised, but not at all angry. He
merely wiped the Mood from his llpa
ami asked in an Injured tone, which
conveyed u mild reproof: "What did
you want to do that for? I don't know
you." And as he sought to maintain
his place at McCliutock'a side be kept
reiM'atlng: "Say, neighbor, I don't know
you. You certainly got the advantage
Soon McClintock was In the very
thick of the mob, and tljeii he saw the
captive. Ills bauds were bound, and
he was tbsl with ropes to the front
seat of a huckboard drawn by two Jad
ed horses. His captors were three Iron
Jawed, hard faced countrymen. They
were armed with shotguns and were
enjoying their splendid triumph to the
McClintock gave only one look tit the
trl.s...ier. V.. .. i.y of fear was en
him. The coll it- of his shiit was stitt'
with blood 'roin a wounded face His
hat w is gone, aid hi coat was torn.
Scared and wondering, his eyes shifted
lllleltsil x o c' ' -e ,-row d,
'' '' ' -'"h.vd Mci'hnt .,-k.
an I he lost all in;, :vst in the scene.
There would be no lynching the,'
night, for the man w as not Koger Oak
ley. rurther than that, he was gray
haired and I urh lie was as unlike
the M com'ct as one man could well
Is' uiil.ke another
Suddenly t'-e cry w as raised -t niu'i
him! You fell iws g ,t the wrung mim"
Th- cry was taken up and bandied
back down the ro.i,. rp,. ,,,(, druw a
c-eit, f b,c.,:', of rei,.vliig It be-
c-i'i'e good t.aturcl with noisy hilari
ty . The Iron Jawed country men ghinced
'.' 'tuid sheepishly
on 'v s.r-e about that':" one In
quired "He answers the description
nil t ,-ht "
it " is h.nd lo hme to abandon the
h a or r'..e - .-wards Wl at hae you
N'c i d.. .Mg t,, him?" asked half a dozen
vo. os i ru. They felt a fr:eud!y
Interest p, i,. j,,or bound wretch ill
the I t, kb.-ird. Perhaps, too. they
were g "itef'il to him bce.uise he. was
li e w ro.g r,,an,
" "i. 'i"'h '!' mti. V tmeiis:!y, "on'y
I e '! i i g ' i V."
PASS, OREGON, MAY 17, 1907.
"he did. He didn't want
to be hanged!" And there was a good
natured roar from the crowd. Already
Hit captort were three iron jawed, hard
those nearest the prisoner were reach
lug up to throw off the ropes that
bound hlin. His captors looked on in
stupid surprise, but did not seek to
The prisoner himself, now thut he
aaw he was surrounded by well wish
ers and, being lu a somewhat surly
temper, which wns pardonable enough
under the circumstances, fell to com
plaining bitterly and loudly of the
treatment be h.d received. Preseutly
the mob began to disperse, some to
slink back Into town, rather ashumed
of their fury, while the ever lengthen
ing procession which hud followed the
four men lu the buckboard since early
In the day faced aliout and droA-e off
into the night.
An hour afterward the prisoner was
airing hie grievances In sagacious Mr.
Britt's saloon, whither he had been
conveyed by the latter gentleman, who
hud been quick to recogulre that, tem
porarily at least, he possessed great
drnwlug powers. He was only a but
tered vagabond On his way east from
the harvests In the Dakota wheatfields,
and be knew that he bad looked Into
the very eyes of death.
WHEN Koger Oakley fled from
Autloch on the night of the
murder he was resolved
that, happen what might he
would not be taken.
For half an hour be traversed back
alleys and grass grown "side streets,"
seeln; no one and unseen, and preseut
ly found himself to the north of the
Then he sat down to rot and con
sider the situation.
He was on the smooth, round top of
a hillside. At his back were woods atpJ
fields, while down In the hollow below
blm, beyond a middle space that wus
neither town nor country, he saw the
lights of Autloch twinkling among the
trees. Dannie was there somewhere,
wondering why he did not return.
Nearer at bund, across a narrow lane,
where the ragweed and Jlinson and
p.ikeberry flourished rankly. was the
The night was profoundly still, until
suddenly the town bell rang the alarm.
The old convict's fiu-e blanched nt the
sound, mid he came slowly to his feet.
The bell rung on. The lights among
the trees grew In number, dogs barked,
there was the murmur of voices, lie
clapped his hands to his ears and
plunged into the woods.
He had no clear Idea of where he
das going, but all night long he plod
ded steadily forward, his one thought
tj be as fur from Autloch as possible
by morning. When at last morning
came, with Its song of half awakened
'birds and Its level streaks of light
I ere dig the gray dawn, he retneni
b, rod thut be was hungry and that he
had eaten nothing since u.iou the day
before. He stopped at the tlrst farm
house he came to for breakfast, and
at his request the farmer's wife put up
a lunch for him to carry away.
It was night again when he reached
Harrow's Sawmills He ventured
'' !.;! intit the one general store and
' ' 1 number of purchases. The
' '-.per was frankly curious to
hut he w ns doing and where he
-o:ug. but the old com let 11111 his
1 , i siioiis wi'h surly reserve,
W he i he left the store tie took the
o- e road out of the place, and half a
''; farther on for ok the road for
It was nearly mldn'ght wtnn he we:. I
Into camp. He built a fire and toasted
some thin strips of, bacon. He made
h! supper of these and a few crackers,
lie realized that he must harbor his
slender stis.k of provlons.
He had told himself over and'ovet
that be was not tit to live among men
lie would t.ive to dwell nlone like a
d.r.gerous animal. s!m:.ii:i.g his fel
lows The solitude aad the lonellncsj
sui;e, L;n:. IP- i;,i ;a..ke a pern. a
bent camp .. w !.,-re ,-om to tht
lakes. i:i the w .1,1. sS s, I,,, could fill t
at.d ca ; .i s ,i a .
A home of one's own should be the ambition 'of every true'
American, young or old. If you have this ambition and
would like my help to attain it, I would ask you to call
and let me know the kind of home you aspire to possess,
the price you would like to pay, and I will find you j'ust
what you want at the price you want to pay, and arrange
terms to suit you. Whether you want your home in town
or country I can get it for you speedily.
THE REAL ESTATE MAN
MARBLE AND GRANITE WORKS
J. a. PADDOCK, Proprietor.
I am prepared to (nrnish anything in the line ol Cemetery work in any kind
of Marble or tiranite.
Nearlv thirty years of experience, in the Marble business warrants my lay in i
that I ran fill T-Mr orders in the very best manner.
Can furnish work in Hcotch, Swede or American Uranite or anv kind of
Front street, next to Ureen't Ounshop.,
QILMORE & BOREN. Proprietors.
II tree". between Fifth and Sixth Phone'881 Grant Pais, Oregon
BOOKS and DRUGS.
?r?3H?E GRANTS PASS, ORE.
He curried in his pocket u small rail
road map of the slate, anil In tht
mornliiK, after a careful study of it.
marked out bis course. Thut day, and
for several days following, he plodded
on and on In a tireless, patient fash
ion, and with but the briefest stops at
noon for his nieutrer lunch. Each morn
ing be was up and on his way with tin
first Kllininer of liRht, and be kept hi?
even pace until the clow faded from
the sky In the west. I
Reyond Harrow's Sawmills the pine
woods stretched away to the north In
one uulirokeu wilderness. At long In
tervals he passed loggers' camps and
more rarely a farm In the forest, but1
be avoided these. Instinct told hinil
that the news of Ryder's murder had
traveled far and wide. Iu all that!
ratiu-e of country there was uo Inhabit !
ej spot where he dare show bis face.
Now that he had evolved a definite
purpose he was quite cheerful aud hap
py save for occasional spells of de
presslou and bitter self accusation, but
the excitement of his flight buoyed him
He had distanced and outwitted pur
suit, and his old pride In his'physieal
strength and superiority returned The
w,k.,1s never ceased to interest him.
There was a mighty freedom a'-nt
then, a freedom he shared and Jnyed
i.i. lie t',-lt lie could trump ou forever.
w::h t:,e s.-eur of the pines tilliu : his
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Office 516 E St.
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through the nerveoua system.
Its a purely vegetable
compound, contaiis no oils
or fats or any drugs that 1
injurious or liable to pro
duce a habit.
It's the greatest Tonio in LJi2
the world. Eaoh bottle I i
nnntulna mont.k 'a tl-M&tmATlt nit I 'w '
costs tl.50 at aay Drug1 Store lj. J
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earth was a dead, dry brown. A hot
haze quivered under the (.Teat trees.
Off in the north, npulust which his face
was set. a loiift, low, black cloud lay
ou the horizon. Sometimes the wind
lifted it higher, and It sifted down dark
threads of color scainst the softer blue
of the summer sky. I'reseutly the
wlud brought the odor of smoke. At
first it was ulmost imperceptible a
HUKKestidu merely but by uud by It
was lu every breath he drew. The for
est was on lire ahead of blm. He
Judged that the tide of devastation
was rolling Hearer, and he veered to
tlio west. Theu one evening he saw
what he had not seen before a dull
red light that shone sullenly above the
plues. The next day the smoke was
thick in the woods. The wind, blow
ing strongly from the north, floated
little wisps and wreaths of It down
iihju blm. It rested like a heavy mist
nlsjve the cool surface of the lake, on
the shores of which he bad made bis
camp the night previous, while some
thickly grown depressions be crossed
were sour with the stale, raucld odor
that clung to his clothes and rendered
breathing difficult. There was a pow
dering of fine white ashes everywhere.
At first It resembled a hoar frost and
theu a scanty fall of snow.
Iiy 5 o'clock be gained the summit of
a low ridge. From its top he was able
to secure an extended view of the fire
A red line as red as the reddest sunset
etretcbed away to the north as far
as the eye could tee. He was pro
foundly impressed by the spectacle.
The conflagration was on a scale so
(riai.tlc thut It fairlj staggered bim.