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i jjMyH ■■ 1 250 Pairs-Good Values as marked § I TO MARK ROOM I | FOR NEW STOCK 3 | WE WlLlt SELL f I $4.50 to $6.50 Values at $4.00 HI I 3.50 to 4.25 Values at 3.00 §jl I 2.50 to 3.25 Values at 2.00 HI g sg£ g 3S» g g m- I || t COME FIRST AND GET THE BEST VALUES. 8 | - | ■ Washington Commercial Co. I I s*s* ft* AA AA AA AA AA A* A* a'-l /A A 1 A 4 / A AA /-A A A AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA A A AA AA aj aa hi a a a * « a •* AT | « t Oroville Transfer Co. 1 I Do a general livery, feed and transfer busi- I I I ness. A first class line of drays. We have on I N I \ hand some SEED GRAIN wh ch is ex- I I I e ptionally good, and clean, and the price isl I ■ easonable. We buy and sell grain of all kinds. ■ I I Pioneer Meat Market | K Evans & Co., Inc., Proprietors. q| ■ . Oroville, Wash . |ij B A CHOICE LINK OF g B FRESH and CU ED MEATS | H ALWAYS ON HAND, INCLUDING IjP | BEEF, PORK, MUTTON, HAM, | I BACON and LARD | P orders promptly attended to., P. O. Box No. 77 W ***-H'+*+*++****+*+^++++++ I—THE LACROSSE SALOON —I I M. H. MAHONEY. PROP. ; Bdigh grade wines, liquors and cigars* 1 «• I Bohemian beer. •• > «• 1 • • P/IAIN STREET- - OROVILLE.:: Ik Si Mllll 1111111 1111 1 1 1 11 11 11 1 1 1111111 111 11 ilii 1 ♦ The Crescent Saloon And Restaurant The Restaurant is open day and night and serves the best meal in town. At the Bar we make a specialty of high, grade wines, liquors, & cigars. “At the Sign of the Crescent.” PROFESSIONAL CARDS. DR- J- L. MASTERS, DENTIST. Will be at his home office in. Oro ville, isl to 7th of each month. Office in W, C. Co. Block Q P. WEBB, M. D., PHYSICIAN and SURGEON Office overhead Bank of Oroville Ohoville, - - Wash. QUO. J. GARDINER, CIVIL ENGINEER Office over the Bank of Oroville. Oroville, Wash. JOHN R. FRASER, Counsel lor-at-Law, Office at Residence. OROVILLE • WASHINGTON D P. HOSKYN. (IOWA l88l) Counsellor-at-law OROVILLE - WASHINGTON w. T. SCHWABLAND, M. D. Physician & Surgeon. Office over W. C. Co. Residence, istdoor south of hospital Oroville, Wash Q E. SIGRIST, Attorney-aI-Law Notary Public Irrigation and Mining Law a Specialty Oroville, Wash. E. a. mcmahan JEWELER AND OPTICIAN. OROVILLE, WASH. SIGNS Contractor and Builder Estimates and Plans Furnished Oroville, Wash. DOINGS IN AND ABOUT TOWN A Few Things Seen and Heard by the Gazette Reporter. TRAIN SCHEDULE. West Bound (to Kcremcos.) Leave Arrive 8;oo a m Oroville 4:30 p m East Bound (to Spokane.) 6;30 a m Oroville 7:35 p m Poverty social at Sigrist hall this evening. Don't overlook the hand dance that lakes place on March 17 If you are looking fora location come to Oroville. Things will be doing up here this summer. Already contractors are figuring on the cost of several structures that are to be erected at once. A ear of ore from the Golden Chari ot mine was shipped this week to the smelter at Grand Forks. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Riste were pas sengers on the west bound train Tues day en route for Chopaca. Help the. band boys out by buying a ticket for the dance that lakes place on the 17th of this month. Wm. Uthe and Henry Mustard, well to-do farmers on Palmer mountain, were trading in town Wednesday. Mrs. Thompson will conduct the reg ular M. E. gospel service in Sigrist hall Sunday, March 7, at 7:110 p. m. A meeting of the executive commit tee of the Okanogan County Sunday school association will be held at Omak March 10. Ben Anderson, an old timer living in the Similkaraeen valley, near the boundary line, was doing business in town Wednesday. Robt. Evans went out Wednesday to Spokane on the freight, in charge of a car load of cattle delivered by Pine creek stock men. The family of City Marshal S. R. Case movad this week into the resi dence owned by Mrs. Anna Mitchell in the south part of town. According to the town clerk's quar terly report there is still a balance to the good, but hardly of a size to meet any large civic improvements. Frank Eicholtz made application Sat urday to prove up on his homestead, and at the same time made three year proof on a desert land claim. Judging from the number of land seekers who are interviewing the U. S. Commissioner of late the current of immigration anticipated in the spring is already setting this way. C. J. Bunbury, of Greenwood, the efficient chief of the constabulary that guards the boundary of British Colum bia, was in town on official business several days during the week. Geo. G. Gardiner is watching the weather with some impatience, as he has surveying ordera on the string, it they all materalize, to keep him busy in the held for three months. The residents of Oroville are prom ised a dramatic treat in the near hye and-bye by a visit from the Stutby Theatre company, an organization trav eling on a well earned reputation. A gospel service will held in Circle City school house on Sunday, March 14, at li p. m.. by Mrs. Thompson, and by Robert Thompson on March 2M, at which time a Sunday school will be organized. It is an ill wind that blows nobody any good. The plumbnr will reap a harvest from the water pipes that will require repairing and replacing pipes put out of commission by the severe winter. Win. Lavelle is overhauling his crjick gasoline launch and getting it in shape to supply the public with pleasure so soon as navigation opens. One of the excursions he has in view is a trip to Wenatchee. S. J. Dillabough, mine host of the Elliott hotel, Conconully, is in town for the purpose of working up a deal for some properties on Kruger moun tain, which, if successful, will be of much benefit to the district. Philipp Lenz made a pilgrimage to to his ranch on Tonasket creek Satur day. Mr. Lenz owns one of the best ranches in that section of country and has the site for an ideal home when he retires from the activities of city business life. K. Wellein, of the Glenwood Mer cantile company, left this week on a visit to his family at Everett, from whom he has been separated for a year. During his absence his place will be filled by L. E. Henry, from the branch store at Riverside. The train from the east Monday eve ning was loaded with passengers, and tha travelers must have imagined they had struck a citv of,considerable mag nitude from the size of the crowd at the depot. It looked as though a full fledged boom was on. H. W. Johnson, manager of the Similkameen Falls Electric Power company, was in town Monday on his regular monthly round upof juice con sumers. Mr. Johnson has such a fetch ing way of touching his customers that they almost feel a regret that the bills are not larger. Mr. and Mrs. A. Morin, of Ixjomis, spent a day or two in town the latter part of last week. Mr. Morin con ducts a thoroughly equipped steam laundry at Loomis, and while his suc cess at the present time is not com mensurate with his deserts, he is not losing money on the investment. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Richter arrived Monday evening from a trip on the outside, and left Tuesday morning for their home at Kercmeos, B. C. Mr. Richter is one of, if not the, oldest pioneers of the. Similkameen valley, and a man of keen business ability has accumulated a very large fortune. From the quantity of rails being rushed to the front it looks as though the company was accumlating enough material at Kercmeos to iron the right of-way to 'he coast. This shunting around of cars is not without its use fulness, as it prevents the train crews from growing rusty for want of ex ercise. Judson Stever, a new arrival in the country, gathered to himself a chunk of the public domain under the pro visions of the homestead law the latter part of last week. The land secured is in the vicinity of Anglin, and adjoins a tract owned by the young man’s brother, J. E. Stever, one of the pio neers of that section. Those who have had occasion to use the roads radiating from Oroville re port them to be in a rough condition owing to wash outs. As there is yet much snow on the hills the highways will probably be worse before they are better, which means a season of activ ity for the road supervisors, providing they do their duty. The first of March opened up with a skiff of snow and a bullying wind that threatened a dose of disagreeable weather. It was only a cold, cheerless bluff, as conditions atmospherically improved before the expiration of day light. However there was enough of a leonine exhibit to arouse the hope of a lamb like going out of the month. Mrs. Anna Mitchell, the milliner, moved this week from her former lo cation, in the custom's office building, to the structure recently erected by Barlell & Co., on the lot adjoining their store. The new store gives Mrs. Mitchell a greal deal more room, and makes possible the display of a big slock of new spring goods just received. Geo. Ross, late of Loomis, arrived in Oroville Saturday, and will take a po sition at the Crescent wet goods em porium. Mr. Ross is just out of Dr. Fryer’s hospital, at Riverside, where he was confined for two months with a serious attack of illness. From his physical appearance one would be led to believe that he left the hospital about a month too soon. H. P. Decent, of Loomis, spent Tues day in town, looking over the held with a view of moving his undertaking establishment to this place. This may be a lugubrious and grewsome subject, yet an undertaker is a necessary ad junct to a civilized community, and as there must be one, it is just as well that lie should thoroughly understand the requirements of the business. Chas. A. Powell, of the Washington Commercial company, filed on a desert land claim before U. S. Commissioner Fine, Saturday. The land is within a few miles of Oroville, and consider ing the rapid increase in land values about here Mr. Powell is justified in anticipating a handsome reward in a very few years for his sagacity in gett ing hold of a chunk of Uncle Sam's domain. In resurrecting the water pipes ex tending from the mains to the Peerless hotel it was demonstrated that frost penetrated the ground to an unusual depth during the winter. A muscular ly wielded pick was necessary to get through the frost /.one, which, last Saturday, was from two to three feet deep, and much has been drawn out of the ground since winter commenced softening up. Ed Mills, of Havillah, snent Sunday in Oroville, a guest ot the home of his father, Deputy Sheriff S. E. Mills. On his way to the metropolis Mr. Mills was forced to leave his sled, the usual mode of conveyance in his part of the country at this time of year, at the top of the hill and oroceed to the city on horseback. Monday Mr. Mills, sr., took his son back as far as the snow line in a buggy. Robt. Evans, who docs much of the buying for the Pioneer Meat Market, and who is not averse to a speculative venture in live stock now and then, returned Saturday from a hike through the Boneparte and Pine creek sections. In the former locality he purchased a car load of prime beef cattle, to be de livered at once, and has the promise of another bunch in the near future from the Pine creek range. W. P. Stewart, was in town the latter part of last week from his homestead near Molson. Mr. Stewart lives in the wood belt, and a man with an eye out for the main chance. While here he was observant ol the fuel condition now existing in Oroville, and to relieve the famine promised that within a few days lie would ship a car load of dry fir to this place. It is a forgone con clusion that the wood will find ready sale here. K. H. Shepard, of Spokane, is doing the valley in an effort to induce river ranchers to install pumps for irrigat ing purposes. It is a system of supply ing water for dry ranches along water courses that will be extensively in vogue in a few years. A. J. Gadbury, of Loomis, was in town Thursday. Gad is a past master at horse trading, and it is said he can leave home in the morning with a col lar button and a shoe string and drive back in the evening with a blooded team. The peculiarity is mentioned in order to pul our horse owners next. The where and wherefores of a free for all ruction, that threw a little high life into Molson Tuesday, was aired before Judge Frazier Wednes day. His Honor concluded that the peace and dignity of Molson, including the faces of sundry individuals, had been damaged S6O worth, and assessed the amount against the principal per former. Doc. A. M. v. Kass, of Loomis, came down to Oroville Wednesday, return ing- home the next day. Doc is one of the most thoroughly equipped drug gists that ever mixed dope for the in terior arrangement of the residents of the mining camp he hails from, and wile he still lingers around Loomis he expects to make a break for new pas tures in the spring. J. F. Royer, the widely known and poupular stage line operator, was ex changing greetings with old friends and acquaintances in town this week. Mr. Royer has disposed of his stage line between Keremeos and Princeton, and bought back the livery stable at Grand Forks, which he sold at the lime he started operating stages in this up per country, several years ago. J. A. Blackler, who has charge of the Oroville town site, reports that he disposed of nine lots during the month of February. This is not a great showing, but does very well consider ing that February is the dullest month in the year. The indications ye that he will he kept pretty busy from this time on making out contracts and deeds. Oroville real estate is a good thing to attach one's self to just at the present time. Dell Hart, the pioneer of Golden, who has merchandised and mined in that locality for nearly a score of years, passed through town Monday on his way to Spokane on a business trip. Mr. Hart has blossomed out as a hustl ing real estate dealer, and through his instrumentality a number of ranches in this vicinity have changed hands during the winter. The new arrivals, as a rule, are well-to-do, industrious farmers, and a valuable addition to the population. Dr. J. L. Masters, accompanied by his wife, arrived from Loomis Satur day, and will make a protracted stay. Indeed on this visit the doctor will probably formulate plans to build on two well located lots, on Main street, which he recently acquired. Dr. Mas ters some time ago announced his in tention of locating in Oroville perman ently, a wise move on his part from a business point of view, and advanta geous to Oroville in the fact of the ad dition to the population of a very de sirable citizen. With the Magazines. The March number of the Woman's Home Companion is an improvement over former issues and carries out the promise of the publishers of a bigger and better magazine for litOi), and is an attractive issue. Among the articles of interest is the first of series on “What the Emmanuel Movement Really Is." There are several good short stoi ies by well known authois, and the new spring fashions are dis cusssed at length. Artists of note fur nish tlie illustrations. The magazine is on sale at the Oroville News Dei»ot. One of the best magazine of the month is the Pacific Monthly, Port land’s big publication. Its title of “A Magazine of tlie West,” is well bourne out in lire preseut issue, and from a standpoint of literary merit it ranks with the best. On sale at the Oroville News Depot. DID YOU TRY Those perfumes at the Oroville Pharmacy? California Lilac Mariposa Lily Pasadena Rose Le Trefle Incarnat These are a few of the NEW ODORS They carry in stock.