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ROGi E RIVER COURIEk TS PASS, OREGON, JANUARY 10. 18.
M C- FINDLEY, M. D.
Practloe limited to
EYE EAR, NOSE nd THROAT.
Clashes fitted and furnished.
Oflloa hour 9 to 12; 2 to 6; ana om ap.
peiutment. Telephone 261 and 17.
Oiasts Pass, Obioob
gg LOUGHRIDGE, M. D.
PHYSICIAN AND BUKUEON
Ret. Phone 714
Cits' or country oaHs attended night
or da liWti and H, TulT'f building.
CRAMWt Pass . Obboom,
A Raal Lady Bountiful.
While Christmas fe.tivlties
good rhaar are barely pt.
land apon the verse of
a new year,
VALUE OF GOOD ROADS
MISSUORI r LAI
with ii irit aod oooraga o meet th how They increase Home Trade
probabilities and powomiies m wis . . WMth c.ason
fotar. and whlie we are anticipating- ln tne Baa Weaker beaSOn.
to make oor coming 8W5 full day th
Breate-t in the I.L.ory of Oregon's ADVICE FROM A NEW DRUMMER
stauhood, let us not forget to pans
and pay our rupec'i to the 40 great
est a d nobWt lady iu oor midit. It
Ii priiapt needles to say that she is
a hgh born prinness of the realm,
wlopaihen about h-r court, high
and low. rich and poor alike. From
ev-ry land and clime, la she enter
' tained gr'&t scholar! and titles, both
diplomatic and scimtiflc a d thrown
open her doors to (he poor and needy,
whom she bus ffd, clnthed and with
cheerio 1 asiirnre, started them on
Orsdusle Aniencan Kthool of Oitteopathy, the roa to incc,,a Many storm
' has she braved while tlie winds wrre
J)R. C A. CAMPBELL
hirki ville, Mo.
Chronic lHwanei and DineaneMof Women
and Cliildran a w:iaUy
Booms 1. 2, 8, Kinl National Hank Mcltf.
I Plionen : OMce 771, Ken.
Ciiusrs Pass Osseins
JJt D. NORTON,
Practloo ln all State ami Federal Courts.
OBioe la Opora House Kuilding.
ObAnts Fahb, Orboom
prantloee ln all Htateand Federal Courts
Uffloe over ilalr Riddle Hardware Co.
Obamts Pahs, - Oasoow
howling and teari g aronnd the
ruonntttiu peaks and crags, piling tip
htiw drifts io the huh canyons and
then descending with a mighty ruh to
the foothills below, btre many a
noble, flr or sugar pine sDccnmhed to
Its invisible power and went craihing
to mother earth. While the steady
downpour of the rain swelled every
mountain draw and valley, their
waters rushing downward, mingling
together, making ceek and mighty
rivers, that go rushing over rocks aod
through fallen timber, npids after
r pids, now with a mighty leap
through space, they shoot downward,
hundreds of teet to the unprotected
nicks in the canons below. Onward,
QLIVER & BROWN,
Office over Dixous Store
Grants Pass, Okkgon.
0. S. BLANCHARD,
Practice in all State and Federal
courts. Banking and Trust
Obamts Pass, - Osieox.
II. B. HENDRICKS
Olvll and criminal matters attended to
io all the oourts.
Real estate and Insurance.
Oflloe, 6th street, opposite Poetoffloe.
yiLLlAM P WRIGHT,
0. H. DEPUTY SURVEYOR
AND DKAUUHT8M AN
8th Ht., north ol Josephine Hotel.
Giants Pass, Obkuon.
H Telle the Local Merchant Why
Business Is Dull During the Winter
and Spring Farmers' Wives Buy
Through the Mall. j
The new drummer entered the office
of the Grand Central hotel with a
scowl on bis face and several smother-1
ed Imprecations Just inside his lips. lie '
bad the appearance of a man who j
wanted to use extremely hot language, ;
but the sight of the Methodist church i
Just across the way and the Baptist j
church down the street restrained blm. :
In other words, he was swearing mad. '
lie was really an old drummer,
though new to this particular town, j
This was the first time be had "made"
the place. The drummer bad come In I
overland from the county scat, twenty I
miles away. In a spring wagon hired I
from the livery stable. Ills two sample
trunks were In the back part of the ,
wagon. They were splashed with mud.
There was mud even on the seat cush
ion, and the drummer's clothes were j
yellow with mud. The driver's ap- I
pare! was simply caked with it, but be j
did not appear to mind a little thing i
like that He was used to It The
horses also were caked with mud, and
the wheels of the vehicle carried sev
eral pounds each of the yejjow sticki
"Well, I never!" ejaculated the drum
till onward they go, growled larger mer as he wiped the mud from bis
very minute, jumping, whirling, ; fingers before taking up the pen to reg
bounding, roaring ontil they become Ister bis name. "This la the worst I
a boiling, seething msss of foam io struck. Why don't you folks
their mad rash to the sea. No storm, i rou,nu UB m" " . , ' r""u"i
no flood, no sweltering best or chok
ing dust has ever stated her errands
For many years has she at yols
tldtt, visited the mansions, cottages,
cabins and shacks of our ooooty.
There has been no chimneys too
small, no hearth to poor but her foot
prints of love were found in the
ashes. She has distributed fruit from
hsr orchards aod vineyards and filled
larders from her garden and ranch.
There are nuts in her grove for the
ohlldren, flih in her ponds and game I
in her park for the niinred. She owns
tboosaads of acres of land, comprising I
meadows, fields of grain, orchards, j
panares, parks, forests and rugged
mountains. She has pockets of gold !
aud veios of mineral which she gives J
to the finder. She looks with favor
You've got plenty of material right at
! band. There's rock enough along the
roadside to make the finest roads In
the lend If you would only put It where
it will do the most good."
"Oh, we don't worry," said the hotel
clerk, marking room No. 23 opposite
the new guest's name. "We've put up
with muddy roads from the beginning
and got along fairly well, and I reckon
we can continue to navigate."
"Navigation thafa the row, all
right" said the drummer. "You ought
to hire boats Instead of wagons In
this section. Why, some of the places
we came through today would float a
The local newspaper editor waa
standing by the desk. He smiled
"I've been preaching good roads to
the people of this neighborhood for
years," he said, "but tH y don't seem
to take to the Idea. They are pretty
Mrs. H. L. Eeed held services at the
Missouri Flat school bouse last Sun
day. Geo W. Meek made a business visit
to Grants Pass one day but week.
Miss Beasts A. Doney, who was a 1
resident of Missouri Flat, hot now of
Provolt, is to be married to a man j
from Gazelle, Cat, We wish them a
happy married life. j
Sheriff Roaiell was out from Grants
Pass Sunday vititing relatives.
Mrs. K. J. Kobli wis the gtje0f
Mrs. W. B. York SonHay.
Joe York and John Meek are trap
ping this winter. We wish them good
Vernon Bailey is home from Gold
Hill, viaitn g friends and relative!
during the holidays. 1
Mr. Berry of Missoori Flat paid!
Grants Pass a visit Tuesday. j
We have been having some pretty
stormy weather of late. j
Mr. F. M. Miller will soon be ready
to go to mining in his placer mine.
ilNGLEJ AND JESTS.
tome time, methlnks. aome simple Utua
Will make me write the noblest Mat of
The crudest chryaallda of thought glva
To butterflies of speech that wing- and
About my fancy till at laat they brlng
Rare Inspirations of the hlgheat worth
Where once of thought had been a sorry
From auch atrange sources do our classics
One day, while mualng posefully beside
My I. k, I ran my ringers through my
And then, before me. on my paper spied
A single silvered strand, froat touched
"Age draweth near; I must make haste!"
And wrote this aplendld sonnet then and
Nixon Waterman In Puck.
upon euterprlse and extends a glad food people, too, but they've formed
hand to the home builder. Many the habit of putting up with mud In
years ao she donned a drsss of gr.eo 0iuld7 e"gon n1 O011'1 klck much-
vslvet. whloh fade, not by the Leaf; "t'"! T ntPnt.
, . drive through the mud when necessary
oi sauiuier or too rains or winter.
Wood Working Shop.
rVest of flour mill, near R. R. track
InrntiiK. rVroll Work, Hlair Work, Hand
HewiiiM aUtnet Work, Wood I'ulleva, haw
PtliiiKsnd summing, Kepairing all kinds.
The Popular Barber Shop
Get your tousorlal work done at
On Sixth Sttcct Three chain
llalh Room in cotmootUm
N. K. McGlttiW,
TRUCK and DELIVERY
Furniture and Piano
GRANTS PASS, OREGON.
E. A. WADE
Dry Hoods, Underwear,
west of Talaoe hotel
GRANTS PASS. OREGON,
She bares her head to Sol's scorching
rays io summer and sleeps beneath
the oool evergreeaa at 'night, where
fair Luna often looks on and smiles,
and when wlntur oomes with its three
mouths of rain, she begins her daily
ablutions, her laundry work, wsahlug.
Ironing aud nieuding are all dona up
for a year ahead while at the same
time she scatters words of hope aud
comfort to her childreu aud wheo the
mists have been chased away by the
advaiioe of spring, she comes forth
smiling radiantly, looking younger
aud more beautiful thaa ever.
The seaxoti of 1U0H will find her
alitnrlind in her iiiiaaioas more busily
than ever. There will lie more people
or stay at home till the roads dried out
and they think they ought to be content
to do the same."
"Huh!" the drummer gsjtnted. "How's
business here In the winter and
"Mighty poor," replied the dry goods
merchaut "mighty Mor, for a fact
People out In the country don't seem to
do any trading except In summer."
"When the roHds nre good," contin
ued the drummer. "I thought as much
that Is, they don't do much trading
with you here In town. But country
people are always buyluir something
somewhere when times nro ns good as
they are now. That you may put down
aa a fact. Where do they buy from?"
"Well, certaluly not from me," said
"Of course not, because the wome.ii
Where They Want.
"It's strange they never find any
eggs sealed up ln those Egyptian
"No, it Isn't. All their eggs went
Into cold storage. I'm almost positive
I bad one of them for breakfast this
morning." Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Now In His Glory.
Hla life waa full of big mlatakea.
Somehow he could not atop R.
He made mlatakea to beat the band,
Bo I'ncle Sam tonk pity and
Made him weather prophet.
One or the Other.
She How do you like your part ln
the new play?
He Not for a cent. I die in the first
She Well, I suppose It bad to be you
or the audience. Judge.
The Killing Psce.
There once waa a fair Chrlatmns shopper
Who spent all her cast), aa waa proper.
Ttien her atem parent apoke.
"I am glad ahe la broke,
For only bankruptcy could atop 'er."
Grandma Have you wasted any
tlmo today, Margaret?
Margarut Yes, indeed. I played
brldgu all the afternoon with ouly oue
puck of cards. New York Life.
to care for, more homes to builti, more ! enn't get Into town. It's the women
Will furnish information of
Josephine county ftee of
chatge. Correspondence solicited.
L. 11. Hall Piesideut
4 H. L. Andbkws Secretary
I u flu x of capititl and enterprise, more
mines to he opened op, innre orchards
aud vineyards to plant, more experi
ment to make more of every
thing ami this fair lady will be the
lea ling predominant spirit through
all. Linton to the cadence of her
voice as she bids welcome to the
i home senker, wal.'h the glow of pride
iu her face aa idie shows him the
work of her sous and the product of
j her climate aud soil. How gladly sbs
hastens to welcome the tourist and
skips lightly along to show him the
turelous beauties of nature that
: adorn her eitatea, caves of mammoth
aU, lofty peaks, deep canyons, innu
merable cam-ade. runtiing river,
I placid iK)la aud and-will the Hit
evsr run out?
Oh, fair 1h.1t "f oor land, Thoo'art
greater tlmn any erowuad tiaeeu,
' more lovely and emblematical to ns
thu the OoddetH of liberty that utauda
in fastis Garden. Meu "of our county
fall IU line, ri;ht about, face! Un
cover your bmd: Attsntiou! Now
a'lite vour Josephine.
"1 have a friend who ts writing an
Indian vcrslou of The Star Spangled
Banuer ' "
"1 s'poee It liesttw, 'Oge, ran Vte
seeT" lntilrvd the ch.-erful Mlot.
dodglnc luiineilhiti ly Into a couvvuWut
doorway. Kansas ity Jonrisl.
rTj it. ti 'tti Bfi.i m iintt'-t pM
It u not ivruiit!,
table of tiici to h
! I h'.s ow n
who do most of the buying. You kuow
that. The farmers' wives come to
town only once a month or so iludug
the winter, owing to your miserable
roads. They do buy things, though,
and I can give you a little tip. They
buy them by mall. They road these
larire snd luscious cntnloKties sent o
them by the big city mall order firm,
and they order through tin catalogue.
Pld It ever occur to you that If )-oo
had decent road you would get a
much largor whiter trade from tho
country? No? Well, think It over. I
have Just been reading some flgtirt.
The stste of Iowa, for histiiure. ha
2.230,000 population. j tm, lOO.-tSO
miles -at public roads whnt they oatl
roads but only 1J0 miles are of nine
adsm and passable every month In
the year. What do you think of that'
Theu take Missouri. Tlut state, ac
cruing to theae figures, hs tnoro than
.OOO.ooo people, with po.oon mlhs ot
public mads. It has only about l thou
sand miles of well built hU-hways
Illinois Is still worse eff for g.vvl roads
iloat of the ststes line up Just about
the same. What can you expect?"
"It's a new Idea," aald the merchant
meekly, "and I'm going to think It
over and talk It over with some of the
other town people. We've been think
ing our editor here Is a good roads
crank, bnt I'm Inclined to the opinion
now thst he hss more common sense
than the rest of us."
Don't while away your time, my son.
In wooing fortune's amlle,
For when you win It, ten to one,
It Isn't worth your while.
A Depleted Treaaury.
Wife Haven't you any change about
Husbaud No, my dear. This morn
ing the president of my bank borrowed
my last quarter. New York Life.
A dollar' a hard to understand.
Its methoda often cauao dtamay.
It's no good when It'a loafing and
When working often fadea away.
Gunner I wouder what will be the
first communication we receive from
Guycr Oh, a souvenir postal, of
course! Chicago News.
Tha New Verb.
The butchera have a aaylng that
! hasten to repeat.
They ainak about their customers
Aa "people that we meat:"
Knlcker Has Jones got quick as
Bocker Very. They are so quick
they always fall before he csn sell
them. New York Sun.
Quarts blanks at the Conner office,
Qwtek dative Tfce Weekly OrsgfaaasaV
The headquarters of the Ixmdon
metropolitan police force Is called
Scotland Yard ou account of the fact
thst a pslace was built there for the
ktnifs of Scotland, to t nsed by them
when visiting Knglaud. It Is said to
hare beeu originally c!v'" IJIng
Edgar to Kcu i- i)i of - i i- : vbe i
Be came to London to p j u ; jo.
Is a Claen Safe COAL OIL
and makes a bright, even
light : Sold in bulk
A FINE GRADE. SOLD
IlFriVE GALLON TINS
Our highest grade in 5 gallon
There is no finer COAL
OIL in the world than this regardless of price
68 test best for Automobiles and Lighting Purposes,
Manufactured by CAPITOL REFINING COMPANY
Hnir-Riddle Hardw. C-
Wholesole Distributors for Josephine County
I can still furnish first-class one
year old rooted Tokay Vines
at reasonable prices. Plenty of
all other varities-
GEO. H. PARKER ..SS8,
This is the only school in the Northwest which
prepares young men and young women lor
We have ceased trying to fill all positions which are brought to
our attention. Only the best are selected and for the best we
must have the best young people.
Write us today and ask us about this Private Secretary Course
Holmes Business College
I BUY, SELL or EXCHANGE
Household Goods and my stock is quite complete... If you
have anything to sell or exchange come and see me, or if
you need anything in my line see my goods and get prices.
ttTSACKS, COPPER, RUBBER and METAL WANTED
. E. MOCRE,
EW and SECOND HAND
From E rery Ounce ofFueL
When the mercury drops oul ol sinKL anrl
you just can't keep the house warm, you'll
tind it wonderfully convenient lo use a
(Equipped with Smokeless Device)
It's very light cirry il about heat any cold
room. Turn the wirU V, . 1
...., ..ji Vi lun tig
danger no smoke no smell. Easily csred
lor and gives nine hnnn nl
eoiy eomlort it one filling ol
brass lont Finished in
nidccl nd japsn. Every
i.l " b, iv'i t l wwler cvtniim
v"7 m ienptif drruiu.
STANDARD OIL COMPANY
High and Law.
Ttir days of acrvanla' frtajuent (l'.f ht
Remind our tollca and beauties J
That oftymea hymeneal rltea
Lea J low, menial Sutlva.
Cruel Deception. I
"II says a Rirl .I.hvIvu.1 -rue1 j
"Xe. Sli 'cl Mm to tH-ilevtf se itr. !
! r. j;vat a fovl as lie was "-Kanii i
Ve cculdn,t moncyback
tea, if our tea weren't bet
ter than tea as you know it.
ne1"' 'ir,,, T0" " re. seat
i 'Tinirv". 'H, ""r