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GRANTS PASS. JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, OCTOBER so, 1904.
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lidieving that the very best
obtainable wt.uld be none too
good for our many patrons in
Heady-to-Wear Clothing, we
have constantly been on the
lookout and find that HIGH
AKT Clothing is the best that
can be produced by any Amer
ican manufacturer. All HIGH
ART Clothing possesses that
touch of good tatite 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
For Ladies, Children and Men
Hats. Caps and Furnishing Goods
WELCH'S uLOTHING STORE,
OPERA HOUSE BLOCK
GRANTS PASS, - OREGON.
I now hnvc on display a full assortment of
And all the latest novelties in Millinery
Ca)l and see my complete line,
Miss Ida Weston
. Front Street, between 6th and 7th,
...Newell Bros. Racket Store...
I iiIIh ItulMin;j, Ciixtli Htri-ot
Door Mats at 00c
Jelly Glasses at 40c dozen
Some bargains in Jewelry.
Our brooms sweep clean.
J. A. TURNER & CO., Fkont Stkket.
Bargains also in SECOND HAND FURNITURE at the Auction
Room. Sale of New Goods Saturday, OctoU-r 22nd.
C. E. McLANE, Proprietor.
I BUY AND SELL REAL ESTATE
OWN YOUR OWN HOME
No. 245. 2"0 acres; 140 acre cleared; 15 acres in alfalfa; 100
acre ill grain ; 25 acres in pasture. Good water right, and good house
of nine rooms. ttnu 40 x 8u feet. Orchard with all varieties of fruit.
Price,$20 per acre.
Sa J44. 80 acres ; good water right ; no improvement. Must be
sold soon. Cash fr'sJO.
No. 228. 100 acres nhout 13 milea from the city. Good house cost
about $400. Abont 000.000 feet of good saw timber. Will tell for
Stop paying rent $10 down aud 5 a mouth will purchase a lot in
almost auy portion of tthe cliy.
Call on or addreiu
Headquarters for Real Estate.
OlBc on E Street, between Fourth and Fifth Street,
GRANTS PASS. - - OREGON.
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ur LVLKi nunc
nude safe and sure with little work il
"3 in One" is used. ,,
a " cleant and polishes the
eVf vJfUz choice t or cheapest furni
ture. Removes the itaia
and soil from expensive piano cases.
Brings brightness to grill work, hardwood
doors U finished surfaces.
in- keeps clean and prevents
CJAf Ct? rust on fauctt, nickel
work on stoves all tceUl
surfaces in the house or out of it.
n jn oil everything; sewing
sjLtG,7Z0 machines, clocks, roller
skates, fine tools, bicycles
funs, hinges. Free from
e answers thirty oil use
in any home or office. Caeap, too. t
W. A. PADDOCK,
Grants Pass, Oregon.
HIGG1HS & PHILLIPS
Assayers and Chemists
Gold, Si Ivor, Copier, Leed, $1 each.
Gold nud Silver, $1.
Each and every assay done with the
idea tltut it may bo checked.
C. FINDLEY, M. D.
Practice limited to
EYE, EAR, NOSE uiiiTTIIUOAT.
Ollice hours 0 to 12; 2 to fl
Kvening hours Tuesdays and Fridays,
7:30 to !.
Telephones 2(il and 77.
Grants Pass, - Oiieoon.
JRED'KD. STRICKER, M. D.
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON.
Masonic Temple, Rooms 2 & 4
'Phone 633. Ohkgon.
H. DOUGLAS, M. D.
Physician and Surgkon
Office: I'ijjney "a residence, cor. Oth
and E street.
Day and nijjht phono No. 631.
Grants Pass, Ore.
P. LOVE, M. D.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Office in Williams Bros. Mock, over
Grants Pass Grocery.
Residence Phone 41-1.
Ollice Phouo 141.
liKANTH l'Afcd, - . OllKUON
Pi act ii e, in all State and Federal Courts
Ollice over First National Bank.
SWEETLANl) & CO.
FRESH and SALT
N. i:. McGREW,
TRUCK, and DELIVERY
Furniture Mid Piano
GRANTS PASS. OREGON.
The popular barber shop
Get your tonsorial woa- done at
IK A TOMPKINS
On Sixth Street Three chairs
Hath r'Mini in connection
If you have a building
that you want Moved,
Raised or Levelled up,
Call on or address
Work reasonably aud prom
ptly dime. Residence 2
miles west of Grants Puna.
A. E. Holloway.
E. A. WADE
Front Street, west Palace hotel
GRANTS PASS, ORE.
Palace Barber Shop
J. H. MULLEN, Propr.
Shaving, Hair Cutting
Ev ryhing neat and clean aud all
In the Pa'aoe Hotel
ASSESSMENT ROLL FOR JOSEPHINE COUNTY
A Very Substantial Increase Is Shown Over Last Year's
The assessmeont roll of Josephine
county for the present year shows a
very substautial increase of values
throughout tho conutry during the
past year. Iu the past two years,
siuco Assessor Fallln has been in
office, the roll shows an increase of
$075,000, an iucieaBe of abont 40 per
oeut during that time. For the year
just past, the increase is 1259,000,
25,000 of which was added by the
board of equalization.
The following classes of property
show the most marked additions iu
Value of lots, 111.800.
Value of improvements oa lots,
Value of laud not deeded, 14050.
The following table shows the
and a comparison of the present year with 1003:
1H03 1004 1903 1904
Acres tillablo hind 18,745 19,035 $228,745 $219,700
Acres of uon-tillable land -815,881 335.8V0 585,870 641,416
Value of imp on deeded or pat laud. . . 100,850 111,405
Value of all lots 154,345 10(1,146
Value of improvements ou town lots . 175,133 190, (MO
Value imp on land not deeded or pat. 60,055 0:1,705
Miles of railroad bod, telephone, tele
graph lines, oto 211 211.20 150,375 11)7,083
Value of rolling stock 14,705 14,705
Valuo of stationary engines aud nifg. . 01,075 1C2.775
Value of nidso aud stock iu trade 111,740 11 SI, 225
Value farm implm'uts, wagons, etc.. 10,030 20,235
Money.. 0,700 5,150
Notes and acconuts 60,115 45,790
Nojof shares of ttock 8,057 3,880 1,780 1,730
Household furniture, jewolry, eto - 30,025 43,145
No of horses aud ninles 837 1,438 211,320 - 33,505
No. ofcattlo 3,508 4,711 63,095 63,255
No. of shrep and goats 477 1,811 1)15 3,820
No. ofswiuo 840 011; 1,035 1,375
Gross Value of nil property
County Clerk's Seml-AnnueJ
Showing the amount of claims al
lowed by the County Court of Joso
phine County, State of Oregou, for
what allowed, tho amount of war
rants outstaDdiug nnd utipaid from
tho first day of April, 1004, to the first
day of October, 1004.
County warrants outstan
ding April 1, 1004 1 83,603 70
Warrants issued from April
1, 11.04 to October 1, 1004
County Court aud commis
sioners salary 5i8 00
Circuit Court, jurorB, wit
nesses, haililf, eto 1,168 10
Justieo Court, jurors, wit
nesses, constable- and
justice 198 40
Sliori ft' office, sheriff and
deputy 1,380 0
Clerk's ollice, clerk aud
deputy 1,289 DO
Treasurer's office, culary
of treasurer 300 00
Corouor's ollice, coroner,
jurors and witnesses . 00 75
School supt ollice, salary of
sunt 324 00
Assessor's ollice, ealary of
assessor aud deputy 007 00
Tax rebate 87 30
Current expeuses, printing,
hooks aud stationery.. 708 18
Court House expenses,
janitor, water, lights
and fuel 884 20
Jail, board of prisoners 120 OA)
Care of poor, medical at
tendance, eto 2,627 10
Insauii exaiuiuatiou and ex
pense 25 00
Reform School, exieuse of.
commitments 80 So
Bridges, repairs, material
and labor 740 76
Eleetiou expenses, June
election 10114 830 82
Roads and highways, lum
ber, labor anil super
visors 2,541 27
County High School 1,000 00
hstiiuated accrue I Interest
on outstanding war
rants 10,000 00
Total $117,71)4 0(1
Warrants cancelled from
April 1, 11)04 to Oct.
1, 1004 $10,414 06
Cash with county treasurer
niiplicaljlo to county
warrants 7,413 09
Amount doe county from
slate (scalp bounty) . 325 84
Current taxes unpaid for
year 1003 10,017 88
Amnjnt due ccuu'y from
tax sales 600 00
Net liabilities 82,624 86
Total $117,701 CO
State of Oregon )
County of Josephine (
I, S. F. Cheshire, County Clerk of
the County of Josephine, State of
Oregou. do hereby certify that the
foregoing is a true and correct state
ment ol the number aud amount of
laims allowed by the Couuty Court
of said county for the six mouths end
lug Ort. II, IUOI. ou whatl account the
tame are nllcwc 4 and amount of war
rants drawn aud amount of warrants
outstanding aud unpaid, as the same
appears Uxu the records in my olllct
aud in my ollicia: custody.
V. linen my hand aud omclal seal
this 12th day of Oct. A. V. 'MH.
S. F. CHESHIRE,
BttUr Than Pills.
Hie question has been asked In
what way are Chamberlain's Stomach
and Liver 1'sbleta superior to the or
diuary cathartic aud liver pills? Our
answer is They are easier and more
a-ant to take and their (fleet is so
gentle and so agreeable that one
hardlv realize that It If produced by
a medicine. Then they uot only move
the bowels, but improve the apjirtite
aud aid the digestion For sale at 26
cents iK-r botile by all druggist.
It troubled with weak dige'tion
try Chamberlain' Stomach and Liver
I ablets, lliey will do yon good.
For sale by all druggist.
October 27. 2ft and 29.
Through the e Irons of the Great
Northern Railway. World s Fair ex
cursion ticket will be sold on
October 27th, 28th and 20th, In ad
dition to (October 3d, 4th aud 6th. For
fall information apply to any Great
luorease on ruilroad assessments,
Machinery and mining plutts,
Household goods, $12,620
Horses and mules, $13,245.
Sheep aud goats, $'875.
The board of equalization nt its
recent sessiou raised the values nil
aggregato amount of somo $25,000 on
the following properties: ' the
Grauile Hill mine, the Greenback
mine, the Deep Gravel uiiuc, the
Simmoiis-Canierou mine, the Uublo
plncors, the Grants Pass New Water,
Light & Power Co. aud the Armour
distinction of the property values
County Treasurer' Semi-Annual
Following is the County Treasurer's
repoit lor six months, ending Septem
ber 30th, 1004 :
To balance from last report $ 1,007 61)
Amount from sheriff, cash.. 80,300 13
Amount from sheriff, war-
rauts 0,427 37
Amount from sheriff, poll
tax 211 00
Amouut from County Clerk
loos . 1,610 60
Amount lrom Cemetery
Amount from Justice fines .
Amount from Liquor license
Amount from tax sulo re
By warrants cancelled 15,414 (ID
Interest ou same 3,3'JU 07
Amount school apportion
ment 12,005 76
Amount to high school 1,000 00
Amouut to slate, treasurer,
tax 11,025 00
Amount on hand 7,413 I'D
Total $50,308 00
SCHOOL AND OTHER FUNDS.
To balance from last report. 8,021 27
Amount ror school ustricts
special tax 0,873 61
A meant for road districts . 2,02',) 20
Amount from estate fund . . 6 00
Amount from city tux 2,0113 01
Institute fund 3(1 60
Amouut from state school
fund 4,038 37
Amount from general fund,
school apportionment 12,051) 86
Totul $30,2611 33
By County Superintendent's
orders county apportion
ment 12,007 85
Uy Couuty SuKriateiideut s
orders, slate apportion
ment : 8,0111 10
Amouut paid city treasurer 2,0'.,1 01
Amount paid road districts . 2,062 II
Amount paid school districts - 0,077 10
Amount 011 baud 3,(175 07
Total $30, 25(1 33
I, J. T. Taylor, do hereby certify
that the foregoing is a true and cor
rect statemeut of the amouuts receiv
ed, paid out and remaining on hand
in the county treasury fur the six
mouths ending September IP'th, IUOI.
Witness my band this 12th day of
October, A. 1). , 11)04.
J. T. TAYLOR,
Treasurer of Josephine County, Ore
gon. MINES OF INDIAN CREEK
Angeles Men Developing
A syndicate of Los Angeles capital
ists, under the company namo of the
Rlcoro Gold Mining Company, at the
head of which Is Capt., U. G. Mul
lens, a retired army officer, and who
is in charge of tho company' mining
0ieratious, has bought the Classic
Hill mine, located at the bead of
Indian creek midway between Happy
Creek and Waldo, on what was known
iu early mining days us the Sam
Howard place. In addition to thlr
miuu the company has bought C00
acre of additional placer ground
aud is preparing to owra(o one of the
biggest placer mines of the Coast. A
sawmill, that cuts 10,000 feet per djy
has been erected, (f which E. A
Head is sawyer aud J. D. Maluey l,a
the logging contract. to cut lumber for
the flumes aud for the niesshouse and
other Lulldings. Water will be ha I
from the west folk of Indian creek,
by two ditches one I1,' mih-s ping
aud the other Are mile long and an
ample supply will be bad aud with s
preMore of 375 feet. CapL Mullens
expect to have all work completed
and the giant in operialon by lh
mioaie 01 November. twntlucL
Trimble A Cook now carry a stock
of buggy and back wheel In all
grade.. The prices are right
VACANT OREGON LANDS
Shown by Report of Labor Com
The Oregon state labor commission
er, O. P. Hoff iu the compilation of
his biennial report for the State Leg
islature had occasion to nse the report
of the acreage of the state of Oregon,
and the amounts appropriated and un
appropriated. The data has not boeu
published iu full cud therefore will
prove of interest at this time.
There yet remains in the state 20.
174,254 acres unappropriated aud un
reserved, 14,637,627 of which have
been surveyod aud 5,040,905 remain
uusurveyed. The total appropriated
Iu the state is 20,208,219 acres aud the
reserved, 14,804,007 acres, the total
creage of tho state bolug 01,377,440
acres. The reserved laud Includo
forest reserves, Iudian reservations
aud other reservations by the govern
ment. The Southern Oregon U. S. laud
district, 'with bcadqnartora at Rose
burg, comprises 1,188,120 acres of
which 77,135,037 aoro have been ap
propriated aud 8,429,631 have been
reserved, leavlug unappropriated and
unreierved 1,31(1,103 acres of which
804,193 have been surveyed aud 451,
900 remain uusurveyed.
Jackson Couuty Jackson oounty
has 199,183 acres iu publio roserve out
of a totul area of 1, 779,012 acres.
Of her total area 1,273,629 sores have
passed from the government leaving
a total of 850,1)50 acres of unappro
priated land, of which 229,077 acres
are surveyod nud 77,875 acres ensnr
veyed. Josephine Couuty JoBpehiue'a totul
area, 1,073,010 acres, 875,203 aores
having been appropriated aud 599,040
acres reserved. Ont of a total of 97,
714 acres of unappropriated land In
the county, there are 23,056 acre uu
surveyed and 75,149 acres surveyed.
Klamath Couuty Klamath oounty
has an area of 8,836,800 acres. Of
this area. 1,203,020 acres have been
appropriated and .3,233,149 acres re
served. There is a total of 399,191
acres of nureservod publio laud of
which 271,938 acre are surveyed aud
127,253 acres uusurveyed. This
laud, is about two-tenths agricultural
nud five tenths-grasiug.
Lake County Lake county la the
third cou'ity Iu size In the statu, con
taining 6,009,300 acres, 1,081,660 aores
being included Id a publio reserve,
and 931,467 acres having passed from
the government's ownership. Tlieie
are 1,018,293 acres of unreserved laud
that has been surveyed, aud 700,000
acres yet uusurveyed, or a total of
23,81(1,293 acres of laud which the
government offers or will offer to the
intending settlor or purchaser of tiin
1st laud. This land is three-tenths
timber, one-teulh mountainous, three
tenths agricultural and three-tenths
JUMPED INTO COW CREEK
Strivnge Antics of Pullman
Coach St. Helens.
The Pullman sleeper, Mount Huluns,
nl Inched to the rear of tho northbound
overland train, broke loose, left the
rails and plunged over a 15 foot em
bankment Into Cow Creek whilo the
train was rtjiinlg at full seed at
about 9:45 Thursday night, oue mile
south of West Fork. Noue of the oo-
cupauts of tho car wuro killed, al
though many were seriously injured.
Iu Its mud leap, tho car tipped over
and slid top downward, slopping at
tho edge of the water. Had It gone
a little further it would have been in
the swift water of the creek, which
s somewhat swollen by the receut
ruins and doubtless many would have
The train crew euteied tho car
through tho windows and assisted the
lavsi'iigers to disengage themselves
from the wreck. One man was firmly
caught by the neck betweeu berths
aud was rescued with difficulty. Ho
was iu a serious condition when the
train passed through Riddlu at 12 :10
Dr. Klrkpatrick boarded tho trulu
it Riddle to render relief to the
injured. Conductor E. P. Tynan Is
iu charge of the train.
Resident Engineer H. L. Donald was
a passenger ou the train aud remained
at the scene to direct wrecking opera
tions. A working crew was aaiut from
Itosehurg lo lift the car lo the rails.
A I'elny of two hours and 16 minutes
was caused by the occurrence.
World's FeUr Revles. Extended.
World's Fair excursion ticket to
Chicago, Ht, Irfiuls aud all eastern
cities will lie sold by the Great North
ern Railway ou October 27th, 28th
mil 29th in addition to October 8d,
lib and 6th. Apply to auy Great
Northern agent for rate aud full In
formation. While it is true that a man, by pan
mug, can very closely estimate iu
many case the value of a gold ore,
fiaiiuiiig I by no means reliable.
Possibly In mine where the or is
quite uniform aud Hie panner baa bad
wide experience he can nine time out
of ten come very close to actual work
ing result. Rut even In that case he
is apt to make mistake. For ore
that he doe not know, panning
ihould only be used quallltatlve, aud
oven then It la not always reliable.
Wo have known catea where the gold
was free and yet tanuligs failed to
Unclose colors. We have in mini st
liis writing three different ores that
v these results, oue from Colorado,
mother from California and another
from Costa Rica Iu each case the
ire assayed well over an ounce to the
Homes Furnished Complete.
Over 2 Gar Loads
Let us show you tho Now Goods
Now Jron Bods
Mattresses pure wool
Now Couch Covers
Now Rugs Oriontal and Navajo, $1.50 to $15
Now Curtains, 65o to $7.50
New Portieres, $3.50 to $10
Now Wall Taper tho finest 20 and 25c lino over
shown, closing out season, reg 25c for 10c
Stoves pot our prices on Cook Stoves
Heater Stoves, $1.85 to $10
Camp Stoves, regularly $5.50 now $2.75 -Room
Mouldings got our piicos on now goods
Now Picture Mouldings New Pictures
Thomas SL O'Neill,
Grants ass. - Oregon.
The W. O. T. U. state convention
is In session this weok iu East Port
land from October 18 to 31.
Mrs. Esther Torrtll's address Iu
Courier of Oetobor 13, should have
been George, N. O., instead of Goor-
Tho W. C. T. TJ. will nioet on Fri
day, November 31st at the home of
Mrs. Lee Calvert ou F street, be
tweeu Sixth and Seventh. Session
from 3 :30 to 4 p. in. Remember the
subscription list you will want to
get the Union Slgual Iu time to got
the uows of the National Convention.
The National Convention will be
held in Philadelphia, Pa., Noveiubor
2(1 to December 6, 1904.
The usual rates will be observed.
Oue and one-third fare on the certifi
cate plan has beeu granted by all the
association. Ticket from the west,
over the road tho delegate will take,
give few day atop-over Iu Washing
ton on the leturu. The excursion to
Washington for the unveiling of the
statue of France E, Willard given by
the legislature of the state of Illluols,
in Htnturay Hall will atari from
Philadelphia early on the moruing
of December fl.
WILL INSTALL 3 STAMPS
Thompson Ciaek Mine Will Be
The Maid of the Mist mine nn
Thompson creek, owned by Ben
Thurston of Applogato and White &
Armstrong of Grant Pass I likely to
soon be a producing miue of tome Im
portance. Thi ledge In been
worked In a small way foi the past
two years and ha yielded good value
in the ore taken from tho development
work. Mr. Thompson with Albert
Cully assisting him ha been at work
for several mouth pat extending the
tunnel 10 learn the extent and value
of tho ledge and so premising Is the
allowing that It has beeu decided to
pot in a mill and inaugurate regular
milling operation. Negotiation are
now on for the purchase of the three
stamp mill nsed iu the development
work at tho Opp mine and which will
no longer be used a the 20-stamp mill
will soon be In operatiou at that
mino. With thla three stamp mill to
handle the ore extensive development
would be carried on, the ore being
rich enough to more thau pay for cost
of opening np tho mine aud if the
outlook warrants it a larger mill
would be Installed and the mine
worked a a premaueut piopoistlou.
Curtis & Co for Watches, Clocks,
Gold Rings and Jewelry, flue watch
repairing, engraving. Good sold at
reasonable prices. Come aud see oa
I. O. O. F. Puihllug, Grant Pass,
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SALE OF OLWELL ORCHARD
Famous Fruit Property Pur
chased by Portland Man.
Fiua! papers have beeu drawn, ab
stracts submitted and the deal i al
ready practically consummated by
which the famous Olwoll apple or
chard and valuable property In Cen
tral Point, owned by P. W. dwell
and sons, John D., Joseph and Frank
W. Olwell, will pas to the owner
ship of F. H. Hopkins of the firm of
Hopkins, Downing & Co. of Pot Hand,
the consideration being $.'10,000,
Tiie orchard tract embraces 298 acres,
a very large portion of which Is set
out to apple trees, which, according
to all reports have yielded very hand
some returns In recent year anil
promise still greater things for ths
futnre. Included in the sale are also
two block of laud in the town of
Coutral Polut where the Olwoll
family home aud the warehouses used
iu the apple growing and shipping
industry iu which the dwells have
beeu so extensively engaged, are
located, aud iu which they have made
a reputation far aud wide for their
uncqualed prod uot, ihipptug fruit to
Now York and Londou.
The purchaser is gutting a great
bargain at the price he is paying for
thi valuable and extensive property.
So all fruit growers say.
TO SPEAK FOR ROOSEVELT
Spellbinder Will Be Turned
Loos About the 20th.
Frank C. Baker, chairman of the
Oregou State Republican Committee,
ha oompiled a list of speakers for use
in the presidential campaign In this
state which lie anuouuees will bo
otKjud op from one eud of the state to
tho other about October 20th, with
"Oregon 80,000 for Roosevelt" as its
slogan. The speakers have beeu
nominated by the member of the state
committuo, by the chairmen of tho
oounty committees aud by the local
republican organizations, and will be
assigned to date by the chairman
npou the requests from the differeut
Tho list comprises a galaxy of 160
orators who are ready aud willing to
go forth iu the cauie of .republican
ism, protection aud coutiuued pros
perity Iu the nutiou, and do their ut
most to roll up a rousing majority iu
the state for the grand old par' and
it proscut peerless leaders, Theodore
Roosevelt and Senator Fairbanks.
Amoug the Snthern Oregou spell
binders whoso uames are in the list
are W. II. Gore, W. I. Vawter, Med
ford; Gu Newbury, Jacksonville;
Joseph Ilatnmorsley, Gold Hill; W.
M. Colvlg, Jacksonville; O. B. Wat
son, Ashland; O. W. Colvlg, A. C.
Hough aud Geo. II. Durham. Grants
700 pieces of vocal aud instrumental
sheet muslo at 10 cent each at the
Grants Pas Musio House.
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THERE ARE ONLY TWO
Fountain r e n s
COIN' ICII IV' s
AND ALL THE OTHERS.
CALL AND SEE THEM AT
Citmens' Drug Store,
Grants Pass, Oregon