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GRANTS PASS. JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1904.
Iklieving that the very best
obtainable w;uld be none too
good for our many patrons in
Rcady-to-Wear Clothing, we
have constantly been on the
lookout and find that HIGH
ART Clothing is the best that
can be produced by any Amer
ican manufacturer. All HIGH
ART Clothing possesses that
touch of good tat-te and good
style that is required by the
well dressed of any commun
ity. It will be to your advan
tage to give us a thought before
- SHOES -
For Ladies, Children and Men
Hats. Caps and Furnishing Goods
WELCH'S CLOTHING STORE,
"opera house block,
GRANTS PASS, - OREGON
Grants Pass Banking & Trust Co.
Va VP CAPITAL 8TOOK
Transact a General Hanking business.
Keceives deposits subject (u check or on demand certificates.
Our cutoineis are ax".ired of courteous treatment and every consideration con
si tent Willi sound hanking principles. '
fcafety deposit boxes for runt. J. FRANK WATSON, Pres.
' It. A. BOOTH. Vice-I'res.
I. I.. JEWELL, Cashier.
The First National Bank
OF SOUTHERN OREGON.
CAPITAL STOCK, - - J5O,OOO00.
Receive deposits subject to cheek or on certificate payable on demand.
.Sells siiihtilralls on New York han Francisco, and Portland.
Telegraphic transfers sold on all points in the United States.
Special Attention alien to Collections and general business of our customers.
Collection made throughout Southern Oregon, and on all accessible points.
It. A. HOOT II. Pres.
J. C. CAMPBELL. Vice Pres.
II. L. UILKEY, Cashier
MAUULti AND GRANITE WORKS
J. B. PADPOCK, PuorB.
1 am prewired to furnish anything in
of MARBLE or GRANITE.
Nearly thirty vears of experience in the Marble business warrants my laying
thut'l can till your orders in the very best manner.
Can furnish work in Scotch, Bared or American Granite or any kindcf
NU,be J. B. PADDOCK,
front Street Neil to Crsms's Gnnahnp.
I BUY AND SELL REAL ESTATE
OWN YOUR OWN HOME
No 245. 2n acres; 140 acrei cleared; 15 acres to alfalfa; 100
acres in grain ; 2") acres in pasture. Good water right, and (rood house
of nine rooms. P. iru 40 x 80 feet. Orchard with all Tarietiea of fruit
Price, 20 per acre.
No. 244. 80 acres; good water right; do improvement. Most be
sold soon, C ash ").
Xo. 22:t. I0 acres abont 13 njilea from the city. Good house cot
almut $4U). Abont (ion.OuO feet of good saw timber. Will sell for
Stop paying rent. $10 down and $0 a mouth will purchase a lot In
almost any portion of ttlie city. ,
Call on or adilres
Headquarter for Ileal Estate.
(MEce on E Street, between Fourth and Fifth Streets,
GRANTS PASS. - - OREGON.
Palace Barber Shop
J. M. MULLEN, Propr.
Shaving, Hair Cutting
Et ryhiuj n?t aud elu aud all .
In the Pa'ace Hotel.
the line of Cemetery work in any kind
What b lile?
Id the last analysis nobody knows,
but we do know that it is under strict
law. Abase that law' even slightly,
pain results. Irregular living means
derangeaeut of the organs, resulting
In coostipatioo, headache or livr
trouble. Dr. Kiug'i New Life Pills
quickly readjusts this. It's gentle,
yet thornogh. Only Vie at National
Drug Store aud Grant Pas Phar-
for Edison and Co
lumbia Cylinder Ma
chines. All makes of Talking
Machines and supplies.
Write for catalogues.
W. A. PADDOCK,
Grants Pass, Oregon.
HIGGINS & PHILLIPS
Assayers and Chemists
Gold, Silver, Copper, Lend, $1 taeh.
. Gold and Silver, l.
Each mid every assay done with the
idea that it may bo checked.
C. FIXDLEY, M. D.
Practice limited to
EYE, F.AK, NOSH and TI1HOAT.
Office hours 0 to 12; 2 to 0
Eveninic hours Tuesdays and Fridays.
7:30 to It.
Telephones 2il and 77.
Gkants Pass, - Ohkuon.
pRED K. D. STRICKER, M. D.
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON.
Masonic Temple, Rooms 2 & 4
'Phone 633 Okegon.
II. DOUGLAS, M. D.
Physician and Surgi;6n
Ollloo: Pli'ney's rcsidenco, cor. (ith
and E streets.
Day and night phono Xo. ti'll.
Grants 1'ass, Ore.
P. XOVE, M. D.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Ullice 111 Williams Uros. block, over
Grants Pass Grocer.
Residence Phone 414.
Ullice Phone 141.
Grants Pahs, - , Okkcion
fiactitesin all State and Federal Courts
Ullice over First iNaTional Bank.
uhants Pass, - . Okkgon.
SWEETLAND & CO.
FRKSII and SALT
N. E. JIcGKEW,
TRUCK and DELIVERY
Furniture and Piano
GRANTS PASS. OREGON.
The popular barber shop
Get your tonsorial work done at
On Sixth Street Three chairs
Hath room in connection
If you have a htiilding
that you want Moved,
Raised or Levelled up,
Call on or address
Work reasonably and prom
VI ly done. Kesidecce 2
ui ill's west of Grunts Puss.
A. E. Holloway.
Front Street, west Palace hotel
GRANTS PASS, ORE.
8. A. Kc-ad, Cisco, Texas, writes
March, I ltli, IBOl: "My wrist was
sprained so badly by a fall that it
was useless ; and after osiug several
remedies that failed to give relief,
used liallard'a Snow Liniment, aud
was cured. I earnestly recommend
it to any one suffering from spraius."
Vic, fiOc. 11.00 at Model Drug Store.
700 pieces of voral and iuatramental
sheet ninsio at 10 cent each at the
Grants P&a Mssio House.
OREGON APPLES GROWING
Californian Describes Visit to
. Oregon Orchards.
A few weeks ago, Mr. V. R. Rad-
cliff, of VYatsonville, Calif., visited
nil of the priucipal apple growing
localitiea of the Pacific coast for the
purpose of investigating the fruit con
ditions aud methods adopted in grow
ing and handling the fruit Since
returning he has prepared au article,
nearly three columns iu'Jength, for
the evening Pajaroulan, published at
Watsouville, aud from which the
Thore aro four apple growing dis
tricts of first commercial importance
iu tho country west of the Rocky
mountains sections where apples
are produced " with the world a as
market " These districts are the
Pajoro valley, California, with
Watsouville as its shipping point; the
Roguo rlvor valley, Oregon, with
Med ford as shipping point; the Hood
river valley, Oregon, with Hood
river as shipping point; and the
Yakima valley, Washington with
Yakima as the pilot of shipment.
There are niauy other apple growing
sections in this part of tin western
country, notably the Humboldt
county aud Loin poo sections In Cali
fornia, the Wenatchee and Palonse
districts iu Washington, the Grand
Hondo section in Oregon, the Bitter
Root valley iu Montnua, aud the
Snake river country in Idaho, but
they have not yet readied the im
portance of the distriota first named,
and it will bo some time before they
cut much figure iu the export trado
the objective of the leading apple
growers of the Pool fio states. Last
mouth a representative of the "Pajar
oninu" Visited the principal apple
producing districts of the Northwest,
for the purpose of investigating crop
conditions, the probability of or
chard extension, and the methods of
fighting pusts aud marketing the
The first district visited was the
Uogue river valley. Its mulu town
(ho point from which nearly all its
fruit is shipped is Medford. It is
but a few miles over the California
line in Oregon, near the base of the
Siskiyou mountains. Its population
is about itOOO. The business section
iu ol substantial brick builidngs and
shows steady growth and prosperous
conditions. The Rogue river valley
is 44 miles iu longth, and from two
to 15 miles in width, extending from
Ashland to Grants Pass. The choice
district is around Medford and its
neighboring town, Central Point and
thero is where is grown "tho apples
which have made Southern Oregon
famous. " The elevatiou of the valley
is from 1200 to lflOO feet above sni
level, the averngo rainfall about 30
inches, and water is from six to eight
feet below the surface. The tern
peratnre sometimes falls from 10 to
13 degrees below freezing point dur
ing the winter, and in the anmmoi
gets above 100 degrees. It was above
that mark portions of each day we
spent there, but the nights woro very
pleasant. The heat seldom affects
tlie fruit or foliage, aud at 11)0 degrees
is not so severe, as a lower degree of
temperature near the seashore. We
were taken ovjr a considerable por
tion of this district by Jos. Olwcll.
of Olwell Pros., of Central Point,
and the description following of
methods of handling fruit aud caring
for orchards is mainly taken from his
statements about the management of
the extensive orchards owned by him
self aud brothers. They have 100
acres in orchard at Central Point.
aud they have young orchards at
poiuts nearer Medford. They have
handled nearly all of the export apple
business of Southern Oregon, and
their puck is famous as a markot
leader in New York and Great llrlt
n in. Their "Snowy Butte" tack of
Newtiiwna sold up to as high as $1.50
per box in London last spring, and
the quality of their pack is a stand
ard which all apple handlers should
eudcaver to attuiu.
Tho apple lias linen a leading fro it
in Uogue river valley for the tmst 12
years, and the acreage planted to this
fruit has been increased each year,
and there is every indication thai the
extension of apple orchards will con
tinue. The (mar is a prominent rival
of the apple in this district, and for
some time the plautlng of pears lias
been in excess of apples. It is esti
mated that at least BOO acres are
planted to apples in the Rogue river
valley, aud say 6000 acres to pears.
It is claimed that at least 14,000 acres
more are available for apples and pear
orchards. Tim leading varieties of
pears are the Winter Nells Coin ice.
Uui-rrn bosc aud Part let t. The apple
leaders are the Spltzenberg, Newtown
Pippin, Jonathan, Pen Davis, Red
Streak. Rome Beauty, Gravenateln
and None Such. The last named
variety finds a market at Vladivostok,
Siberia. Small lot of other varieties
are shipped to China. The fancy
Newtowus go to Euglaud and the
faucy Spitzeubergs o to New York
aud London. The medium apples of
these varieties and the mixed
varieties aro marketed in Portland
and San Francisco. Each of the
latter poiuts Is looked upon as a
dumping ground for what Eastern
aud European markets will not ac
cept. .Trees aie in foil Wring from
eight to 10 years alter planting. It is
estimated that within five years say
IW6 this district will have an an
noal crop of 1,500 'cars, and its in
crease psr year after that time will be
from 80Q to 1000 cars. The apple crop
this year is not op to the average.
While ths trees were in bloom heavy
cold rains fell for sevoral days, aud
the crop was affected as in Pnjaro
valley. It is estimated that the 1804
apple crop will run op to 230 cars, of
which over 100 cars will be of faucy
stock for European shipment. The
psar crop is estimated at 60 car.
The picking of Newtown and
Spltzeubergs will not cemmenco un
til October. The apples are left on
the trees as long as possible, so that
they may matme and attain perfect
coloring. The rich coloring of the
Rogue river apples has boen a great
aid In their marketing abroad at
fancy prices. The fruit is carefully
handled from the time of plckiug un
til it is placed on the cars. An apple
whioh is bruised in any way, be
comes a cull, llirowing 01 apples
from one baud to auother in packing
is not permitted, aud apples are not
rolled or dumped out of baskets or
packing boxes. They are as carefully
handled as eggs in each stage, lrom
picking to shipping. After picking
the apples stand 10 days lieforo being
graded. After grading they are
stored in readiness for' packing, aud
they are sent to the packers in the
order in which they were stored the
first in tho first packed. Tho graded
apples are trucked to ti e packers a
tun-load to the track. The packing
is done by girls aud they face win
dows which give abnndunt light.
The packing houses aro floored aud
are high above the ground. With
side paper racks and box lining and
layer paper in front of boxes, aud ap
ples at hand, tho. 'packers have every
thing needed iu the right place.
bach packer lias a number, nud thai
number is stamped ou each box au the
packer is hold, responsible for tho
qnality of pack." The apples are
graded ill size from tho center each
way, the largest being iu the center
aud the grading down being uuifdrui,
so that each box has a big bulge.
The apples are delivered to and tnkeu
from the packers by ineu. The pack
ers aru paid four cents per box, with
a limit of 50 boxes per day. They
work from 7 a. m. to 0 p. in. A floor
walker or manager has supervision of
the packing, and uniformity iu size
and quality of grading, aud wrapping
without a cream In the paper is in
sisted upon. Tim npplna aie carefully
passed to the shipping wagons and as
carefully jouded 011 tho cars. In
methods of picking, 1 jacking, grading
and shipping apples, the Roguo rlvor
valley growers aro not surpassed, and
it Is evident that tho lenders iu this
great work and tho persons to whom
most credit is duo for this showing,
aro tho Olwell Bros., pioueer orchard-
ists and fruit handlers of Centra)
Point aud Medford.
In the old orchards of tho Rogue
river district, apple trees were plant
ed about 20 feet ainrt. They are nut
planted so close iu young orchards aud
mucli thinning out of trees has been
douo in tho old orchards. Tho
growers iu that district do not be
lievu in having their trees grow to
gether. They favor ventilation and
sunlight for all sides nf a tree. They
keep tho tops down, hut are sparing
iu pruning. Tho centers are not thin
ued out. Their trees have foliage,
There is a nontruotioii in numhecof
varieties planted. It is the high
priced apple whioh has tho call the
Spitzeuberg and Newtown, with the
former as the Uader. None Sucl
Ben DaviH, Badwiu nud souio others
are planted for polli.lng uses mainly.
Props are seldom seen. Tho ltogje
river orchardists thlii their fruit, and
til i u again, and then thin some more.
They say that the limbs uf a tree
can bear all tho frnit a tree should
have on at maturity. As a result the
showing of smaller than four-tier
stock is exceedingly small. In fuel,
the lour tier is tho small size. About
'M per cent of tho Newtowus and Spit
zenberga are larger than four-tier,
aud sales are made 011 a basis of 70
ist cent four tier and 110 per cent
three aud three mid a half tier stock.
As the trees aru kept down all thi
spraying can be done with ease. In
fuet high ladders are lint used.
There is no need fur them. Thu trees
are so sluiix d that much of the work
of picking is dune from tho ground.
Tim Roguo river district, near Med
ford, is rapidly becoming the Red
lauds of Southern Oregon. The
climate is pleasant, the tin hards are
profitably productive, anil 111 111 y
wealthy people from Portland and
Salt Lake have invested in ori.h inls
and make their summer homes there.
The improvement they are making
are extensive and costly, aud within
a few years the rolling laud south
west of Medford will be dotted will
handsome homes. Some of these iu
vestors have large orchard holdings,
running fro 11 100 to H.V) acres.
The orchardists of Rogue river hive
about all of the tree pests to contend
with, but they wago a successful and
profitable warfare against their
Hub-drainage is .a feature of Olwell
Brothers' orchards. They havo in
four miles of tile pipe fur sub-drain
agn. They consider It a mokt valuable
aud successfl iuveatmuut.
Parts of the Rogue river district are
Irrigated, and more, will be. Water is
abondaut, electric power cheap, and
the orchaid pumping plant Is going to
become a much of a feature there a
iu the Santa Clara valey. Irrigation
is needed in the orc hards of the Parajo
valley. With closer thinning and
summer irrigation, the five tie
applo can be knocked but of business.
Orheardists employ many laborers the
year around. The Olwell Bros, have
10 workmen and two foremen by th
year, aud when handling frnit employ
up to 130 meo and 80 girls. The
labor qnsstiou is a serious one there
as well as la this valley and will be
come more so as the orchards come
into better bearing. Pickers are paid
AO cents aud board per 100 boxes.
Winter Nellis poars sold last year
from 11.35 to th!0 per box. Bartletts
were selling at $1.25 per box f. o. b. ,
while we woro there. Two sales of
hoice apples had been made at 11.25
per box, but the balance of the crop
was beiug held for $1.60 per box.
Last year the price was 11.60 per box.
Apples have beon plauted in the
mountains 03 miles east of Medford,
by Rogue rivor orchardists. The
mountain frnit is not bothered by the
There aro two apricot orchards on
the bench land east of Medford. The
fruit sold this year up to S ceuts per
pound, Iu Portlaud. One grower
averaged 112.50 per tree for bis apri
cots. HE DEMAND FOR COKE
Smellers Will C&uss Coal Mine
to Ba O parted.
The demand for coke at the new
Takllma copper smelter aud the like
lihood of there being hundreds of tons
rcqnlied daily for the smolter that is
quite certaiu to be erected next year
on the Upper Applegate to handlo the
copper ore from the Blue Ledge mine
has stimulated inquiry as to the
possibility of coke beiug manufactur
ed from tho coal found ou Evans
creek. Recently Milwaukee, Wiscon
sin, capitalists have been Investigat
ing the coal deposits on Evans creek
with a view of opening them up and
putting iu coking oveus.
There is knowu to be qnlte exten-
ivo coal veins along the npper sec
tion of Evans creek aud efforts have
beeu made at varions times to ascer
tain their thickness, and extent and
the qnality of tho coal.
Two years ago the Southern Pacific
sent their geologist aud an expert
coal miner with a crow of men to ex
amine and develop the coal measures
of the Rogue Rivor valley. The party
spent the ontire summer la piospect-
ing and examined a large number of
prospects iu various parts of the val
ley; but the Evans creek district was
the only section that they found coal
In quantities and ot good quality.
While Prof. Dnmble, the geologist
aud Mr. Owens, the mine expert.
wore rotlceut as to making publio any
fvcts couoerning their investigations
for tholr company, yet they gave it
out that the Evans creek coal was
among the best on this coast and that
the only reason the Southern Pacific
did not dovelop it was that the coal
area was uot large enough to justify
the building of 15 mile spur from
tho company's main line from near
Wodville np Evans creek to the coal
fields. There is 110 doubt though that
hud not petroleum been discovered In
California aud oil fuel become so
heap that the Southern Paciflo would
havo before this been securing coal
from Evans (reek mines for their
locomotives on this division.
Tho Kriins creek measures have
beeu traced over a considerable extent
of territory and are found on both
prlvutUMiud ruilroad luad. The trans
portaliou of coke from tlieso mines to
the Applegate copper smelters would
hasten the building of electrio rail
loads iu this valley for it is the plan
of tho promoters, if they can carry
out tholr scheme, to put in in electrio
rnrtd from Uold Hill to tho mines and
from (Jold Hill the electrio road
would cross Rogue river aud come
up through the Blackwcll aud Willow
Springs gold mining district, to
Jacksonville where it would connect
with tho electrio road to the Apple
gate and the copper mines. There is
a natural route for an electrio road
on tho proposed lino and in addition
to giving transportation for fuel to
the copixir smelters It would aid very
materially In the development of the
gold mining properties aloug the line
in the Illaekwell, Willow Springs,
Jacksonville, Forest Creek and Apple-
gate districts and a vast area of the
best fruit lands in ' Rogue river
valley that is now lying idle by rea
son of it not paying to plant the laud
to fruit owing to the distance to haul
to market. Thus, the establishment
of tho coke Industry oil Evans oreek
would directly aud indirectly be a
great factor in the industrial develop
ment of this section of Rogue river
valley, for it would give employment
to a large number of men In the coal
mines and at the coke ovens and It
would giro chcajier fuel to the cop.
I r smelters thus stimulating that In
dustry and would make certain the
building au electrio railroad that
would o'ii np a vast auction of
country that is rich in mineral and
agricultural resources. Sent luel.
October 27. 2 and 29.
Through the etTorts of the Ureal
Northern Railway, V or Ids Fair ex
cursion tickets will lie sold on
October 27th, 2Hth and Will, in ad
dition to October M, 4th aud 5th.. For
full Information apply to any Ureal
Northern A sent
World' Fevlr Ratts. Extended.
World's Fair excuralou tickets' to
Chicago, St,' I-ouls aud all eastern
cities will be sold by the Great North
era Railway on October 2?lh, 2Hth
and 2'Jtli in addition to October 3d,
4th aud uth. Apply to any Oreat
Northern agent for rates aud full In
It begins to look a if the Under
wood Visible Typewriter had a cinch
on the highest award at the St. Louis
Kixi!lou, and It is woll placed If so
awarded. This same machine took
highest honors at the Pan-American
Exposition and the grand prise la th
Venice Exposition of Itfol. Agency
for Oregou at do Front St., Portland.
tV 11 s
nomes rurnisnea complete.
WHITE AND GOL
BEAUTIFUL NEW GOODS
New Iron Boda
New Art Squares low priced.
Now Heavy Spring Mattresses
New All Steel Bod Lounges
New Stoves and Ranges
New Kitchen Closets
New Wall Papers
New Sofa Tillows, 50c up
Now Dining Tables
You cannot afford to pass this thoroughly up.
to-dato stock if you aro in tho market for things for
tho house. Wo guarantoe satisfaction.
Grants Pass. - Oregon.
' A PERMANENT
W1 T TV THI IfAliimH 1
The W. O. T. U. will moot in the
League xooin of the M. E. church on
Friday, October 7, at 8:30 p. m.
"The Standard" believes that if iu
mailer towns aud cities a campaign
oonld be waged in behalf of prohibi
tion upon a business basis, showing
tax payers the economy of prohibition
a against even . extremely high
license, after proper agitation prohi
bition conld be secured. It cites the
case of Oregon, 111., a small city of
4000 inhabitants which recently raised
the license fee to 11000 and thereby
reduced the nnniber of ealooi,s, but
puCmore power In the fow saloons
which now exist.
In that small oity, 10 saloons pay
licenses of $1000 each. This fact It
'suggestive uot only of the large profit
that Is expected by the saloon keepers
of this comparatively small couimu
ulty, but of the large amount of
motiqy taken from legitimate trade
channels in this particular instance
reaching the sum of perhaps $40,000
which might be expended In mer
chandise, home improvements, farm
machinery, and like necessities.
"The Portland Journal" recently
published them facts concerning
several cities in the state d Oregon
in which prohibition lias been
effective for varying periods i
Ashland, a city of 8,500 population,
is tested both the dry and wet
policy. A merchant testified that,
since the saloons were voted ont, lie
had a more desirable class of cos
tnrners, aud a barber said that his
business was 83,'Y por' cent better than
when there were saloons iu town.
Monmouth is a beautiful town less
than three miles from the saloon town
of Independence. The leading busl
lies firm writes: "With an eisr
lence of 10 years in general meridian
dine in a saloon town and Ave years
in a prohibition town, I am thor
ooglily convinced that the saloon is
no assistance whatever as a means of
drawing trade in a general way to a
town, and that it Is of no benefit
whatever to any legitimate bnsluess,
but on the contrary Is positive
detriment to cosiness Interests from
every point of view, socially, morally
and financially, and the greatest
mnuance to trade Interest with which
the business world has to contend. "
Milton Is one of the most prosperous
towns In Oregon. The Bank of Mil
tun bas a capital stock of $.'K),00a Its
cashier gives the following test!
monlal: ' Milton has not had a
saloon for IH or 20 years and during
that time the population has Increas
ed 800 per cent Business Is good in
all lilies of trade, good publio schools
with 10 teachers, a college and four
churches. The treasurer's report at
the close of last year showed the total
Indebtedness of the city to be $19,
271.51 and the city owns its own
water and electrio light system,
which brought in a revenue last year
of $.'),8o0, the system being worth not
less than $M,000, ou the basis of the
Income derived. The tax rate Is 11
mills. Bauk deposit are $1110,000,
As a rule, our citixens are prosperous.
The faot that the temperance element
wins at every election la proof that a
majority Of them do not care to ex
change present conditions for the
Plump cheeks, flushed with the soft
glow of health and a pure complex
ion. make all wemen beautiful.
Take small does of Ilerblue after
each meal; it will prevent constipa
tion and help digest what yon have
eaten. 500. Mrs. Wni. M. Strond,
Mlddlothlau, Texas, writes. Mar 11,
ll01 1 "We have used Herbine In our
family for eight years, and found It
the best medicine we ever used for
constipation, bilious fever and
malaria." For sale by Model Drag
Crania Pass Business Men So
Grants Pass business men profess
to soe in all work being done at the
Takllma smelter, the earmark of
permanent success. A niembor of the
Sou thorn Oregou mining town's board
of trade stated while Iu Portland that
he had every assurance of the smolter
meeting the highest expectations of
the management. J. O. B'Gunn,
stockholder, and connected with the
Union Iron Works, Ban Francisco;
W. E. Davis, also a prominent San
Francisco man, and Col, T. T. Wain
Morgan Draper, passed through
Grants Pass a few day ago to visit
the smelter. Preceding an inspection
while the smolter was nnder fall
blast, the gentlemen did not care to
make any statement, bnt admitted
that the report received had been of
the most satisfactory nature. The
smelter is doing excellent work, and
the necessary flaxes are being obtain
ed with comparative ease. Ore is
being furnished in sufficient quantity
to keep the plant operating steadily.
The mere fact that such eminent re
duction maguatcs as Messrs. Tutt, Mov-
Neil and Penrose, managing the
United States Reduction Roflnlng
Company, of Colorado, have eotered
the Southern . Oregon field on the
basis of permanent operations, gives
assuranoe that no other eveut oonld
furnish. Grants Pass people feel
that the smolter will rnn steadily,
enlarge as it suocoss Is established,
and prove au iuceutive to develop
ment in the Blue Ledge and Waldo
oopper belts that has long been need
ed. Paciflo Miner.
SUES SOUTHERN PACIFIC
Kentucky Nan We.nl $20,000
Otto Klein, of Kentucky, and a man
of means, has brought snit against
the Southern Pad Ho Company in the
Federal Court at Portland, for
damages In the sum of $J0,CKKX In
hi complaint, Klein says that
while traveling from San Fran
cisco to Portlaud, and while passing
from one car to another at Sacramen
to, a sudden jolt caused him to lose
his footing aud he fell tq the track.
Simultaneously the train started and
he was run over; his sknil was crush
ed and one leg so sevxroly injured
that amputation became necessary.
The company's employe picked bim
np, treating him a a trump, and lie
was caused to be lodged as a pauper
on the poor farm, where he remained
nnti! his brother came West and iden
tified him. The railroad ha filed an
answer in which it admits that the
man had sustained the injury com
plained of, but denies that be was
passenger and alleges that on Novem
ber 31, IU0U, the plaintiff being a
tramp, either druuk or demented, at
tempted to climb outo the tracks of
the railroad train when it wa leav
ing the station iu Sacramento and
that he fell nuder the cars aud wa
rnn over bv the train.
Eetrave Taken Vp.
There came to my place, formerly
knowu as the Cnstar place, on Ap
plegate, two miles from Murphy, the
following described stock : one large,
roan sjieckbd cow, marked with
nudurbit in right ear; one red cow,
crop iu right ear, split in left; oue
roan yearling steer, undurbit in right
ear, split and ouderbit in left; one
red yearling steer, crop aud nnderbit
In right ear. nuderblt in loft; one
yearling ball, crop and split in right
ear. No visible brands.
Owner may have same on payment
of charges and damages; otherwise
the stock will be sold.
Mrs. M. 9. Jennings.
Baby carriage tlrea pat on at Jadd