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ROOUB RIVI COURIRR. GRAMTS F13, OlgQOW. AUO. 16. Ittr7.
f C. FINDLHY, M. D.
Practloe U ml tod to
EYE EAR, NOBE and THROAT.
Classen fitted and furnished.
Oftlco hours 9 to 12; 2 to 6; and cm ap
pointment. Telephones 201 and 77.
Uiahts Pass, Oaaoos
J)R. J. C. SMITH
PHYSICIAN AND BURGEON
Phones, Office 356; Res. 1181.
Kottldence cor. 7th and D streets.
Office at National Drue Store.
Gbants Pahs. - - Obkoo
g LOUGIIRIDGE, M. D.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Uaa Phone 714
City or country calls attended nljjht
or day. Hlxtn and H, Tun'si'iuuaing.
Ollice l'hono 2S1.
Grants Pass . Obegon.
JJ, D. NORTON,
Practloe In all State and Federal Courts,
Office li Opera House Building:.
Giants Pass, Obboon
t C. HOUGH,
ATTORN E Y-AT-LAW,
Prantloes In all Bute and Federal Courts
Ollloe over Hair-Riddle Hardware Co.
Gbabtm Pass, Obboon
QLIVER & BROWN,
Office, upstairs, City Hall.
Grant Pass, Obsbon.
Qt S. BLANOTARD,
Practice in all State and Federal
courts. Banking and Trust
Q bants Tab, Oasaox.
H. B. IIENDRICKS
OOC N 8KLLOHS-AT-LAW
OWil and orimlnal matters attended to
in all the courts.
Real estate and Insurance.
Oflloo, Oth street, opposite Postoffloe.
yiLLIAM P WRIGHT,
U. 8. DEPUTY SURVEYOR
6th St., north ol Josephine Hotel.
Obants Pass, Ohkoon.
Wood Working Shop.
rVest of flour mill, near R. R. track
Turning, Bcroll Work, Huur Work, Hand
HawinR.Calilnet Work, Wood Pulleys, haw
FUaiiK anil giiiiimliiK, Kepalring all klmla. I
I'nwt right, j
The PopularJBarberJShop J
Get your tonsorial work done at
On Si Bth Street Three chair '
Hath Room In connection
Palace Barber Shop
BATES AJMOSlKIt, Propra.
Shaving, Hair Cutting
Ever) thlnjf neat and clean and a
N. E. McGREW,
Furniture and Piano
GRANTS PASS, OREGON.
riRC, LIFE AND ACCIDENT INSURANCE
REAL ESTATE AGENT
8U11 doing business at the oMslaad.
Cor. Sixth and 1) streets.
Gbakts Pass, Ohhok
F. G. ROPER
Courier Ulk., ap stairs
SUITS MADE TO ORDEB
Promptly end ! the bust material
and ku we latest style.
CLEANING AND REPA1RINO
J. M. FISHER,
Higheiit prices paid for hides, wol,
pelts, rubber, iron, metals, train
sacks, aud all kinds of junk.
Red front, th st. bet. ImJJ. I
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy !
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T Id rllab-r WMfcly UrtfoaUs,
REST ROOMIN STORE
Suggestion of Value to Merchants
Who Want Country Trade.
PLEASE THE FARMER'S WIFE.
Providt Accommodation For Woman
and Children Who Spend a Day or
an Afternoon In Town Hoadquartsrs
With Home Comforts.
Some merchant wonder why so
many of the women on the farms keep
mall order catalogues constantly on
hand and buy articles from the big
city houses which they might purchase
from the home store to equal advan
tage. Did It ever occur to you that the
town merchants who make any special
provision for the comfort of farmers'
wives and daughters who patronize
the stores are scarcer than hens' teeth?
A recent writer In Collier's has some
thing to say which may offer a valua
ble suggestion in the matter of keeping
aud Increasing home trade.
Suppose you're a Kansas farmer's
wife, says this writer. You have driv
en Into town for street fair day In (he
wilting heat of the prairie summer,
your Dim baud, Hie three small children.
Including the baby, under the big yel
low umbrella strapped to the wagon
seat. Shopping done, the wagon un
hitched In a vacant lot, lunch eaten in
Its shade, the man goes back to the
holiday street The woman stays be
hind to mind the children. She might
go to a store, to be sure, where she
would be In every one's way. Well
meaning folks would give the children
candy until their little bands would
stick to everything they touched. In
cluding their mother's skirts, and there
would be nothing to do but go out into
the street and walk, then return and
wait and wait So all that long after
noon she sits on the ground, holding
the baby In the little patch of shade.
The sun boats down; clouds of duat
envelop them; the children's hands and
faces become grimy. Finally, at 6
o'clock, the man returns, hitches up.
They watch the balloon ascension and
start home. Then what? Supper to
get, milk to strain and put away,
dishes to wash, chickens to shut up,
calves to feed and the tired babies to
batho and soothe to sleep. .The woman
bad looked forward to this outing as a
much needed change. When she final
ly gets to bed she la too tired to sleep.
Her holiday had been spent under a
wagon on a dirty vacant lot The
shade of the trees of her own yard
would have been pleasanter.
"This," writes a woman from Car
bondalo, Kan., "Is the condition in the
average town. There are numerous
places where the men ore welcomed,
where they can upend an hour without
a thought of Itelng In the way. Should
not these busy women have a placo of
their own where, when their shopping
is done, they can take their babies and
visit and rest and go home refreshed
and strengthened rather than utterly
Collier's nsks If this Is a case for
some plutocrat with money to donate
for the establishment of a town club
for country women or should it be
looked after by the townuhlp or the
county? It nppenrs that It should tie
lookeil after by the Individual store
keeiHTs. Heie Is a fine opportunity
for some enterprising merchant who
wants to sell goods to tho women who
live on farms.
Suppose you are a farmer' wife aud
you drive Into town for u day's recrea
tion uud shopping. lURtend of huvlug
to keep tbi' children by the tied up
team and e:it n cold luncheon on tbn
grass or in the dusty Btre.t you tako
thellttlo ones to the enterprising store
of ltlank & Co., general merchants. In
the store building Is a commodious
room set aside for women and chil
dren. There are cory chulrs, tables
with tho newspapers and magazines In
easy reach, a couch or two for loung
ing or napping aud n motherly woman
on duty to look after th children.
Tou And In this store a place where
you may wash tho dust of the drive
from your face and do up your back
hair and seo that your bat Is on
straight. You make the rest room your
headquarters for the day, leaving your
buudles there as well as your children.
Tou are free to gn ubout town on er
rands, returning at noon to eat your
luiichron from ouo of the tables, per
haps with a cup of coffee hot off the
little stove provided for that purpose.
oo meet here ulso some of the wo
men ho live In town aud who drop In
to rest and chat while doing their
shopping When tho time comes for
you to bundle the children Into toe
noii and Mart for home you will feel
a great deal IxHter thau If you have had
to uiulcrgo the experience of the we
man flecrlled above.
If Wank A Co. offer you such a club
room, whero will you do most of your
trading? With ltlank & Co., of course.
Thus the Ann gets more than value re
ceived for the expense of maintaining
the cluhrooni and In addition has the
atlfactlou of making the farmer's
family comfortable for the day.
Aoy merchant who has the enter
prise to open such a rest room lu con
nection villi his store and advertise
the fact Is Isuind to get profitable re
soles. Who Is going to be the first to make
this sensible bid for the patronage of
Tbt Co in tiv.n all the onr
I A Tramp In Command.
Copyright, lain, by C. H. Butcliftt
During the Cuban revolution the
American ship Curlew, carrying arms
and ammunition to the Cubans, bad
among the crew a shanghaied man en
tered by the name of Jones. He bad
been a tramp along the water front
lie bad conversed with sailors. lie
knew all about first mates and second
mates. To have "back talked" would
have been to solicit a broken head.
The part of wisdom was to saw wood
and say nothing until the steamer ran
Into Key West or some other port and
then seek to make his esonpe. Sbe ran
down to the port named with the tramp
keeping quiet, but doing a great deal
of thinking. He wanted to tako care of
Jones aud get back to New York with
out any scars to boust of.
The tramp's plan to desert the steam
er didn't pan out. Men were stationed
at the gangways to watch. The cargo
of "sewing machines," as the boxes
were marked, came aboard through the
efforts of strange men, and when duly
stored away under the hatches the
Curlew put to sea. As she left the har
bor a revenue cutter sent In search of
her entered it It was a bright, clear
morning, but the captain of the cutter
didn't see her. Even when his atten
tion was called to her name be screwed
np his eyes and winked and blinked
and read ber name backward and said
he bad never heard of such a craft as
the Wei rue. Jones had been patient
and hopeful. Now he was mad and
desperate. The others might run their
heads into the lion's Jaws if they
would, but their death would not mat
ter to the 80,000,000 of Americans left
behind. As for him, he wanted to live
on. As a tramp be was expected to live
on. He had alms and ambitions to be
carried out before being banged or shot
He therefore informed the second
mate that he had objections to filibus
tering and demanded that the steamer
at once be headed back. In return ho
was knocked down and Jumped on.
For the next three days, while the
Curlew was sneaking her way across
the gulf and keeping an eye open for
Spanish gunboats, all the officers and
most of the crew made a football of
Tramp Jones. Every few minutes be
was knocked down or kicked or cuffed.
At least once an hour be engaged In a
fight In which be was Invariably worst
ed. They tried to batter the life out
of htm, but only succeeded In making
him the madder. He bad Just been
kicked for the five hundredth time
since leaving Key West when the sun
went down, the tropical darkness de
scended, and with it came a fog thick
enough to be cut with a knife.
The steamer bad been crawling along
the Cuban ahore to hit the rendezvous.
In a bay not two miles away when
the fog came down was a gunboat in
ambush. She heard enough to be
sure that a smuggler was at hand,
but when sbe crept out of the bay the
lookouts might as well have been blind
men. She drifted aud the smuggler
drifted, and by and by they were with
in a quarter of a mile of each other.
The Spaniards gave .themselves away
by their voices. The crew of the Cur
lew were as whist us mice. Orders
were issued to brain any man who
spoke above a whisper. For fifteen
minutes there was the silence of death
alwjurd. Theu the gunboat liegan firing
Into the fog nt random. She tired shells
that went screaming Into. space lu a
way to make the hair stand up. She tired
solid allot that whizzed and groaned
and hunted for something to 'mash.
She flrod grapeshot that came aboard
and struck down four trembling men
A shot tore through the pilot house. A
shell made matchwood of n boat hang
ing at the davits. The Spaniards didn't
know that they were bitting anything,
but It was a good time to practice.
There were brave men aboard tho
filibuster, but the firing drove them to
cover, and they crouched and trem
bled like children. She was under a
haphazard fire for half an hour, hav
ing four men killed and six wounded,
and then the Spaniards steamed back
Into the bay and dropped anchor. She
had blown the United States sky high,
aud her commander patted himself on
the hack. When the firing ceased
Tramp Jones looked around to find
himself the ouly man on deck. He
had been kicked so often that he no
longer felt fear. He realized that now
was the time for the steamer to es
cape, aud he went man hunting. He
fouud the engineers and firemen in
hiding lu the coal bunkers. He bauled
them forth and kicked them to tbelr
poets. He found captain and mates
hiding In their staterooms. He swore
at them. lit cuffed them. He gave
them the boot lie played basket boll
with their carcasses until he had
drhen tbem to their stations. He
found the roustabouts lurking and
shivering and wondering why death
lingered, and he tired his arms with
cuffing and his legs with kicking. It
was be who gave the order for the en
gines to back. It was he who gave a
course out to sea. It was he who held
the whole outfit up to the mark for
three loug hours, or until the Curlew
finally crept into the rendezvous.
Then there was an awakening on
the part of captain, mates and crew.
They shook off their fear and swarmed
for Tramp Jones. He had humiliat
ed them. He had taken command. He
had made them look like 15 cents.
The tramp seized a handspike and
fought nobly, but when he saw that
they were too much for him he threw
down hta weapon, leaped overboard
and swam through the sharks to the
"la rt the captain that Is?" inquired
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this offer holds good.
FULL PRICE AFTER SEPTEMBER 19th
After September 15, prices will be
GEM Machine only $12.50
STANDARD Machine only $25.00
II03IE Machine only $35.00
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THE PHOTO and MUSIC HOUSE
the Cuban general as the trnrap reach
ed the beach.
"Oh, no, my friend," was the reply.
"It Is the captnln that was. I have re
aligned my position." M. QUAII.
Death Touch.d Debtors.
Of course the mini didn't look at it
that way, but his berenvomont was
really a source of rlnnncliil Rain. It
was a son who died, n boy of thirteen.
He was killed In n street accident. The
fatality touched the public heart
strangely. lie bad been n populnr boy,
and his death aroused the sympathy
of the neighbors for blocks around.
The father was n small tradesman,
who went on the principle that all
uuiuklnd was honest. He trusted right
and left. He had become creditor to
two-thirds of the people In the neigh
borhood. Many of those debtors were
sharks who, either because of finan
cial disability or naturally dishonest
proK'nsltles, probably bad no Intention
of ever paying up, but with the uews
of the Ind's death all experienced n
change of heart. When the shop re
opened after the funeral, tho dazed
proprietor entertained a stream of
"1 am so sorry," they said, one and
all. Then they added, half sheepishly,
"I owe you so mid so," and planked
down the money.
In some cases the shopkeeper got
money that hud been due more than a
year, and he piled up dollars In cash
that, only for the sympathy called
forth by his beivuvement, wmld have
been a dead loss. New York Press.
An Advsrtisina Hint.
Oenernl movements toward a certain
purpose on the purt of disconnected re
tuil stores dealing In a certalu line of
wares are dillioult to undertake. Yel
the trade papers of the country are
Inaugurating many of them with some
signs of success. The general mer
chant In a small town fiuds his most
dangerous competition In tho great
mall order stores of the big cities, Bays
the rittsburg Dispatch. These mer
chants are now being urged to acquire
stock In the local newspapers to In
crease their home advertising and so
prevail upon the home newspaper to
refuse to advertise the mall order es
tablishments. In many places this anti
mall order crusade has been united
with the town boosting propaganda,
and the people are being urged to
spend their money with the home
stores. If this movement should con
tinue to grow, it may have a decided
effect upon the destiny of the retail
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