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GRANTS PASS. JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1905.
AN OPEN LETTER
To whom ll may concern:
While the comber of transfers made
through our office have been much
more numerous tlian we expected
for the winter months, we still be
lieve thit the number should be
materially increased as we have so
man; good proposilions offered at
sach ridiruoasly low figures. The
following is a sample of only a few
on oar large list:
No. 277 85 anres of excellent farm
ing land with good house, an excel
lent barn and other out buildings, 5
acres in bearing orchard, r mining
water through place. Only one
mile from venter of towu and on gocd
road. A spau of good horses, har
ness, wagon, plow, hanow and
numerous small tools go with place.
Price only 12700. Will accept X
down and balance at 8 per cent.
No. 323 A good 6-room dwelling
with pantry, and closets and about y
acre of ground on one of the best resi
dence streets for ONLY S0O. Will
accept oash and give 2 or 3 years for
balance. This is a good bay. Invesi
gate it. Place is rented for ) per
No. 824 AN EXCELLENT HOME
of 8 rooms with pantry and closets,
good wood house, chicken house,
good brick cellar, fine well with
pump, also city water. House is well
paiuted and in excellent condition.
Nearly an aero of ground goes with
house. Many nice fruit trees in
bearing ou place. Is located in one
of the most desirable residence por
tions of city. Price only $1900
t cash, long time on balance if wanted.
We have several excellent BAR
GAINS in 5, 10 and 16 ACRE
TRACTS close in ranging in price
from -."u to 100 per acre.
40 acres of only partially improved
river bottom land close to town for
$15 per acre, if taken soon. Splendid
place Tor HOPS or ALFALFA.
Iuvititig you to call at our office,
rooms 10 and 13, Masouio Temple, and
investigate our large list of properties
and soliciting your correspondence,
if you cannot call, we beg to remain
Yoors for business,
Sherman & Ireland,
E6 Real Estate. Men.
Several uice cottages for rent
Grants Pass Banking & Trust Co.
PAID WP CAPITAL STOCK
Transacts a general banking business.
Receiver deposits subject to check or on demand certificates.
Our customers are assured of courteous treatment and every consideration
sisvant with sound banking principles.
Safety deposit boxes for rent. i KKANK WATMON. Pre.
H A, BOOTH, Vice-Pres.
L. L. JEWELL, Oashier.
The First National Bank
OF SOUTHERN OREGON.
Receive deposits BUbiect to check or on certificate payable on demand.
Sells sight drufts on New York, Han Francisco and Portland
Telegraphic transfers sold on all points in the I'nited Mates
Special attention given to collections ard general business of our customers
Collections made throughout Bonthern Oregon, and on accessible points.
R A BOOTH, Fres.
J. !. CAMPKKLL,, Vlce-l'rei
H L. lill.KKY. Cashier.
I Bert Barnes,
I Reliable Watchmaker
At Clemens' Grants Pass, Ore.
SEWING MACHINES from $22.
NEW COODSI NEW PRICES 1
Price: $22 00, 23 00, 2.K1. 2S (V). 28.00, 30.0), 32 30, 35.no, 40 01, 45 0). 50.00
avo vou the agent's couimis-
Wm bnll H,t-,.M to th tmnnlp Ami
lieanpiariers lor neeuies ana parm iui
We have no agents.
slon. Call at the store or write for catalogue.
all machines. We pay the Iroighl.
C. B. CAKDISKLIi, P. O. Hoi 802, Ashland, Oregon
NEW MEAT MARKET
OU8TAV KARINER. PROP-RICTOn
Manufacturer of 11 kinds of foieign and domestic
Sausages. Pork Packer and dealer in all kinds
of First-class Fresh, , Salt and Smoked
Meats, Wholesale and Retail
ala Street. Wstt of Palsoe Hotel TELEPHONE 23
MAIUILE AND GRANITE WORKS
J. B. PAIHWirK, I'rnprletiir.
1 am prepared to furnish anything in the line ol Cemetery work in any kind
of Marble or (iramte.
Nearle thirty tears of experience in the Marhlt busineus warrants my sajln
that 1 rn fill your orders in the very beat manner.
C.n furnish work iu Scotch. Swede or American ',ranite or any kind ol
Front street, neat to Ur.en.'s tiunshnit.
Opening Silver Creek Basin.
The Silver crook placer enterprise
which is being steadily and quietly
developed to its consummation by a
company of Colorado tucn is ono of
the largest live placer projects in the
state. The problem of opening the
Silver creek basin has been discussed
by miners ever since the gold bearing
qualities of the stream were discovered.
Silver creek flows thtough an im
mense canyon, the mountains rising
steeply for sometimes thousands of
feet on each side At some time, so
long ago that it is past computation,
an immense, slide broke away from
ono of these precipitous mountains,
filling the canyon to a depth of some
200 foot with lingo pieces tf broken
rock, making a dam that (he waters of
the stream wero powerless to move.
The course of the creek was diverted
and & new channel was made around
the big elide and next to the mountain
from which the slide had broken
away. Horn it has worn deeply into
the solid bedrock. At tho falls,
where the wator enters the original
canyon after crossing the great bar
rier, the present creek bed is perhaps
100 feet higher thnu the former chan
nel. At the upper portion of the
lido the differ ince between the chan
nel lovols is presumed to be yet
The basin formed by this slide
reaches about two miles abovo the big
dam and varies in width from a few
rods to half a milo and is compara
tively level. Doubtless it was origi
nally a hike but it has filled up with
gravel anil all sorts of debris brought
down by Silver creek and its tribu
taries. Tho creek now runs through
the basin In n shallow channel witli
only slight fall.
Trees three and four fuet in
diameter are growing in tho basin and
are otie proof of the antiquity of tho
clinngo of the creek's course. The
depth to which tho waters havo cut
into the solid bedrock of the present
channel is another.
Ou account of the loi.g period
elap.ed since the slide hroko away, it
might be presumed that the gold de
posit was more recent thau the for
mation of the basin. This is dis
proved, however, by the finding of
heavy gold, oue piece weighing nearly
four ounces, six miles be'ow the falls.
This gold ra of the smug kind and
character which has made tho oreek
so rich above tho basin. Iu the pres
ent condition of things it is impos
sible for heavy gold to be carried Into
the lower crock.
Abovo tho basiu the cieek bed has
always been found extremely rich
wherever it has been worked aud has
yiolded large retnrna from w-orking
by primitive methods. From the
highest point ou the creek nt which
mining has been carried on, tho rich
ness of the stream bed has been found
to increase down stream until the
basiu was reached and as far into the
basin as it was possible to drain the
bedrock. On tho claim which in
cludes tho npper end of tho basiu
was taken the lnrgest nnggnt ever
found on the oroik, coiitnining (204.
F. V. Metts, who with O. L. Loigh
is now superintending the work of
Opening tho basin, mined on tho creek
somo 25 .years ago, and his local
kuowlodge of the onterpriso iu which
he is engaged is therefore very com
plete. After years of mining iu
other states ho returned to Silver
creek to carry out tho much talked of
project of opening the big basin,
frilly convinced both of the feasibility
and the profit of the enterprise.
To open aud drain tho basiu ap
proximately 1000 feet of tuuuel is re
quired, driven into the almost sheer
wall on the lower side of the great
barrier. Of this tunnel, nearly 1)00
feet is now comploted. Mr. Metis I B
does not calculato upon the richness
of the lower portion of tho basin, so'
that the mine may not be immediately
profitable after 'opening, lint when
an opening is made to drain tho bed
rock of the upper basin, golden re
turns are expeoted for here the riches
of the origiual gold deposit nre
augmented by tho Silver creek wash
of many years, bringing drtwn tha
gravel aud gold from the upper chan
nel. Once tho tunnel is completed and
the basin opened, the conditions for
an ideal p'acer mine are almost com
pletely fulfilled. Silvei oreek will
furnish an unlimited amount of
water and the damp, furnished by
the precipitous wall at the lower end
of the tunnel and the steep, contracted
canyons of the lower creek, is nothing
short of tremendous.
Rich Ore From Climax.
The mining exhibit has received a
quantity of rioh mineral spocimeus
from the Climax mine of the npper
Jntup-off-Joe district This mine is
tho property of the Mt Pitt Mining
& Milling Co. of which A. C. Hoofer
is the local manager. At present, the
ore is boiug worked by means of a
two tnb arrastre, oporatod by water
power, and is yielding lucrative re
turns. The ore is said to rnn from
to (76 pet ton in usual value,
though a portion of the rock is ex
teremely rich, some of it carrying
values at the rate of $1000 or more to
the ton. Some of the ore on exhibi
tion bears gold at the rate of T00 to
the ton, thongh vory few "colors" are
discernible with the naked eye. A
pan and mortar test, however, reveals
conclusively the profusion of gold
which is contained in the rock.
The vein of tho Climax has a width
of eight to 10 feet. Tho "pay streak"
where tho richer ore is fonud, has a
width of 18 to 30 inches The quarts
is of a bluish oolor nud the adjacent
porphyry also carries gold values.
The mine is opened by some 250 fuet
Tho Climax Is among the most
promising of the mines of ita distriot
and is milking a first class record as
Anderson Hydraulic Placer
T. K. Anderson, who is operating
tho Harmon-Green placer of Qalice,
visited Grants Pass this week. The
mine Is running stoadily, its water
supply boiug so abundant that work
is little affected by the unusual
scarcity of ruin which has hampered
plHcer operations in so many local
ities. The work this year is ou the
big ancient channel on the west side
of the creek and near the lower end of
the group of claims. The wator is
brought by means of a ditch on the
east side of the creek and is piped
across the oreek to the scene of
operations. The mine has a first class
hydraulio equipment and lias always
been a lucrative gold producer. The
gold is very pure aud heavy and often
occurs in good siaed nuggets, ranging
to fftiO or more in value. The water
supply is taken from the loft hand
fork of Galioe oreek ami is good ior
an eight or nine mouths rnn during
Cobol & Honson, tho Silver oreok
miners are steadily operating their
hydraulio plant, tlioir present efforts
being direoted toward romoving the
top dirt from the gravel. The piece
of ground on which they are working
this year has been qnlte deeply
covorod br slido and as noarly all
tho gold lies near the bodrock the
method pursued is to pipe off the dirt
to within a few feet of the bedrock,
throwing it into the oreek channel
below without sluicing it through
boxes. Aftorwards the boxes are set
and the ground Is "bottomed up,"
when the gold is scoured. It is very
likely that some of tho finer gold may
be lost by this method, but the larger
amount of ground that may be hand
led far more than oouutor-balnnoos
what small loss there may bo. This
is a very common method in plaoers
whore the gold is heavy aud the
"dump" only moderate.
Ths mine has plenty of water for
piping, but the unusually small flow
of water iu the oreek has allowed an
accumulation of tailings iu the ohati
nel bolow which might somewhat
handicap the lator operations of bot
tomiug np tho channel. The first rise
of the creek however, will sweep
out the accumulation of dubris and
re-oiwii the ground.
The mine has a first olass small hy
draulio equipment aud produces richly
according to the bedrock cleared. The
gold is of highest quality, occurring
iu piece ranging from a few cents
to .ri0 in value, vury smooth and
solid and commanding the highest
Begins with (he symptoms of a
common cold; (hero is chilliness,
sneezing, s ire throat, hot skin, qnlck
pulse, hoarseness uud imieiled respir
ation. Give frequent small doses of
B.illard's Ilorehound Syrup, (thechild
will cry for it) and at the first sign of
a cronpy cough, apply frequently Bal
lard's .Snow Liniment to the tnremt.
5c, 50c ami $10". at Model
store aud Hoteriuuiid's.
A VOICE FROM MICHIGAN
Rev N F. Jonkins Writes From
Editor Courier :
Tho mail brings In my table two
recent issues of yonr paper sent me
by my former frieii'', Mr. C. L.
n j Manguni ol your city What pleasant
W. li. MITKK
K. V. SMITH.
Real Estate Co.
GRANTS PASS, OREGON
Improved Farms in
Jackson, Josephine, 'Douglas
and Linn Counties.
rr i yi 1 i i: it
In Large and Small Tracts
iu Wellington, Oregon aud California.
M I 10 M
Placer and Q.iaru in Southern Ore
gon, developed ami undeveloped, rang
ing in price from f.iiKi to $.iO,ooo.
Vacant lots aud 1. sideuees ; Busi
ness lionses; Grocery, Hardware,
Feed, Gcuerul Merchant
One, Two, Three, Five aud Teu
Acre Tracts in any part of the City.
thus far with the previous ono as QIJR HENS MUST BE LAZY
return pomr con ni noun, rroiu uie
We are making very special
prices on everything trom
10 to 50 per cent Discount
Huy now a Dollar Saved
Is a Dollar Earned.
Thomas &. O'Neill,
Grants Paaa, - Oregon.
JONES CREEK HATCHERY
A Million and & Hsvlf of Salmon
Eggs Htxv Been Taken.
RURAL DELIVERY ROUTE
i I I.
Flour and Lumber,
Cleaning and Dye
Steam Cleaning, Pressing ami
Dyeing lor Gentlemen's Goods.
A Suit a week cleaned and mend
ed for J1.50 per month.
French Dry Cleaning for Ladies'
Goods, Furs and Gloves.
Goods called for and delivered.
WILL '.MI-TIE VALLEY
Sound, Dry and Mea!y and the
Best Potatoes sold in Grants Pasa.
W. A. CORNISH
West .Front Street
Palace Barber Shop
J. H. MULLEN. Prop.
ta f 1 1 v- i 'tittinrr
The Purest and Most Wholesome
Syrup. The only fit for table use
Front St., near Fourth.
Everything nt and
clean and a
ini'iiio! lea aro awakened an I scan
tln'ir coluiiinx, Udtinir many iianms
of former aciiuaiiitniices of thut r
(jion. .Surely hy rejiorts Kiv.in in
your columns, that oountry in still
forninn ahead in all that million for
proKii'CM, development and tho h:io
Ktautial thing of civilization. I
used to imagine while a remil.-nt of
vour city, that I was Handing on
! tho rim of creiitTini and that it wan
dungi'iona to he, nut after dark tor
fear I would (all oh fur it deemed I
was so far from the renter of things.
iiut I declare, that I hnvo romn to
realise that you peoplo are deMined to
hecomo the ureal "huh" around
which all ordinary matters inuFt re
Volvo In the futu'e. That region 1"
to hironifl the j!reat"lt," o tin r
country. Hold a HtroiiK tfnp on
tilings there. A different kind of a
strong "Gripi" has a hold onus
people around here.
I rosido right in the heart of the
1 K () I E K T Y inouthi-rii piniiHulu of Michigan.
1 Inn IB the county suit of Ingham
coun'y, in which county, Landing,
JlerchiindiM) and Meat ! the state Capitol lit situated, Mii-hi-
g, md" who read your enluiuiix know
full well tile iniignllleent country
that surrouiiilx me in this part of our
(treat state. This mid winter day
If the "irrnund-hog" according to
tradition comes forth today to see
If his ahadow uppearfi, he call kc if,
but I imagine the suitl' of r.ero air hi
will obtain, will rend him hack into
his burrow in a hurry. As I look
out whitn and ihi.ling nnw is seen
as far bd th" cyu can reach; mid
could I h.ok as far hn '.'.Mi miles to the
north to the Straits of Makinaw, or
the lud aiia line
presnino not an acre of hare grim ml
would be seen. Mercury stand
several degrees heluw .to and the
stuff will pemint ill hanging around
the "nothing" mark. I feel sini,e-
times like, tarring the tin rinmiii t
upside down trying to get tin. miK
able htufT to go in arer the Kip.
Magnificent sleighing 'bow vnn
OregnoiaiiH gtniln at th at adjective
is now the regime and has becii Mr
Home we. Lh I sit, an I wrile this.
within three feet of a large hard
coal haKC burner, glowing with heat.
and am net wriring with nwiat on 111V
hinw. J-i the language of j'oc, ohv of
our poets, 1
"Hear tho sledges with the hells,-
X. E. McGKEW,
TRUCK and DELIVERY
Furniture and I iano
GRANTS PASS, ORECOM.
Below we give some of our bargains.
No. 211 1HO acres placer land, No.
I giant, him feet pipe, ditch and res
ervoir, good buildings, laud well 11m
hered, easy terms. Price ."jUU!). M.iic
now iu operation.
No. Si!t Quartz mine, vein 11 fct
wide, said to ansay ji to $10 per ton
No. 117 Ono acre, ,r,-rooin house.
all R inns 01 rrnn, genu engine pump , ,C)0 m j1((j ma h (()
auri tana, an pipeu, ciiickch neune, ;
barn, and other out-huihlings.
No. 32 Two lots, fj-room house,
pautry, woo shod, gcod well, nice
shade trees, frico ?r0. j
No. 42 Three ac res river bottom j
laud iu city limits. Sown to wheat.
Price, fi'M. I'-'isj cash, balance on
No. 4H HO ai res good home, barn,
milkhouse and out bnjhlingt, good
fruit laud, II) acres Cleared. 1'rici),
No. 3-U 1-iJ aires or. the richest
nil in Southern Oregon, .V, miles j
from Grants I'aM. 37 acres 1 year
old apple orchard, 40 acres 13 year
old apple orchard, choice varietiei-,
(12 acre, alfalfa, cutii four cr ps per
year, average 5 tons js-r acre, one
tiouo", 2-storyf frame, plastered, 10
room, oue hous 2-stnry, ceiled,
rooms, 0111 good big hour-e for hired
help, 2 big bams, packing In, dm- holds
10,000 boies apples, numerous out
buildings. Produced lat yer tv.oo
boe merchantable apples, sold SO' 10
bones fancy at f I r0 per box, 2's,
bows common at 7o to (Jl.00 per
box. The same apples sold for
'l 75 iu New York ami f I VI in
Loudon per bci. This Uud has an
irrigating plant which tor-t fli'Si
i'rire (JI(KO, half rash, tlaine 1;
2 and 3 years.
No 476 Honitxtead relinquishment,
1 to 4 million feel, nr. sugar and
yellow pine. I', mile, from' saw mill,
clow to UntuU Puss. Price t'ljO.
Silvi r hi lln,
world f merriment their
(and a world uf shivering ti i
flow they tinkle, tinkle, tinkle
In the icv ail of night. "
im little too icv to suit Ibis old lira
"Kcping lin e, 1 1 uie, tune,
In 11 iv.rl of Ituii-e rhyme "
(a pretty cold time though I
"In thn tiutiiiahulaiinii that
From th". l-lls, ls ll, hells, b-lls,
(rather too nianv of theiu al times 1
"P.elis, bells, bells,
from ihe jinghi'g and thu tinkling
of I lie bells."
(Wife, for goodness' sake pun h that
This winter is uol a conjuarisou
time I was compelled to change
from my rarriagn to my cutter, last
winter on account of snow, 105 days
passed before I could again use my
oarriage, all of which time nutters
and sleighs were used. Think of
that, you Oregon ians, for one who
was while with you, accustomed to
smell roses 111 January?,
Oood sister Peter, the mother of
Mrs. Clark of your city, is now visit
ing her sister, Mrs. Hinimons, the
wifu of the pastor of thu Presbyterian
church of this city. Hhe, Mrs. Jen
kins and myself occasionally get
together and commiserate, you "web
feet" as you plod around in the wet
uml drizzle out thero Hut when
jiiht after 1 have shoveled the snow
olT my walks, tho winds drift them
oliock full again, I secretly wish that
I could just sen it drizzle for a little
while.) I do not tell them that
fly the way, I note that the Presby
terians of your city are without a
pastor at this time. Now, wero I
bishop, with appointing power
over that church, were it not for
ur losing a very excellent Christian
worker, a congenial yoke-fellow in
the gospel, a splendid leader of God's
people, a fine preacher, and this good
man who now occupies the pulpit of
the Presbyterian church of this city,
would consent, I would appoint him
to the paHtorale of that church ; then
with him there, and my dear brother
ummerville, at the head of the
Methodist host of that city, I would
feel that all spiritual concerns of that
1 1 111 in 11 u 1 1 t would he faithfully con-
rved. Iu such an event however,
m r gain would bu a great loss to us.
(hie must dwell in this part of the
and to understand fully what great
credit has come to the name of Oranls
Pass, Oregon, by reason of tho fact of
h remarkable, record that a Grants
Pass boy has ma le in the East. I
refer to Martin Ileston, the greatest
all-round, foot-ball player that ever
kiiked the" pig-skin, "ou an American
grid iron. He is Michigan's pride,
With Ilvnsovolt as first just now in
our heaits, surely Martin takes second
place with all loyal Mich I ganders.
When it is known that Ileston h
cut ere 1 thu foot-hall field for a game,
all other matters stand still and we
wait with bated breath. Nearly all
Michigan is at his command It is
thought that when lie grabs the
goose-egg" and starts for the op
siefle goal, that the only thing 111
this material world that can stop him
would be a Kansas cyclone.
Mr. Kditor, through the medium
of your columns, I send greetings to
ail my old tune Oregouian friends of
that community, and would like to
uv that when they come east, cither
upon husiucHs or pleasure, that my
latch string haugs ou the oil'slde.
'1 hey will be welcome if they will
give it a pall aud enter. Three ex
cellent and elect sisters from your
part of the state have beeu welcomed
Do Not Do Thalr She. re
to our home since coming to Michi
gau, v.z:ynur own good wife, Hister
Peter, and Mrs. Kev. J. T. Abhett,
wife of the pastor of the M. K.
church of Ashland. Two Presbr
lerisns to one Methodist, bat we
make 110 difTereucn in oar welcome
regards church order and faith,
I am truly yours,
N. K. JKNKIN8
Miuoo, Mich., eh. a, IV06.
With tho memory of 40 cent eggs
from Houthern Oregon hens so fresh
iu our minds the following figures
concerning the poultry business are of
In 11)00 tho American Han laid
14,400,000,000 eggs, ainnnnting to 1,
200,000,000 dozens which, if figured
at the prevailing eiiort prioo of IS
cents per dozen nmounts fo a value of
180,000,000 for eggs alone. Ill the
same period the broilers, roasters,
fryers aud ull fowls sold for meat
aggregated a value of $125,000,000, or
a total of flori.tKKl.OOO.
Thu egg production of tho United
States, if put in cases and loaded In
refrigerator cars, would make a train
loug enough to reach from Chicago to
Washington, with many miles to
spare. If placed end to end, the eggs
would reach around the world Ifi
times; if placed In cases containing
DO dozen each, and placed one above
ho other, tho cases would make a
column 7,000 miles high.
Tho production of 14,400,Oufl,(s.iO,
eggs in a country of 75, (MX), (KM) In-
habitants, allows Id dozen per year
for each man, woman, and child,
which, at the exjKirt price, amounts
to 2.40. Thu consumption of poultry
products amounts to a trifle morn than
11.00 for each man. ' woman and child
in tho United Htat.es.
Iu considering thn egg production
locally, however, it la imixiKsihlo to
escape the fact that t iu Houthern
Oregon hen is an indolent factor Iu
the great egg industry. Forty cent
'ggs have too strong a metallic
flavor to he extremely popular
Though Houthern Oregon hai all
natural advantages for productive
poultry districts, it Is past denial
that the industry is far short of what
might naturally be expected and of
tho dimensions to which it could
profitably attain. Hero aud there are
ixiultry raisers who, by intelligent
and up-to-date methods are making
money from the business, hut there
is exceptional opportunity iu South
ern Oregou for a far more extensive
conduct of tsiultry raising and egg
Advocates Change of Road.
Waldo, Oregon, Keb. (1, llHifi,
Dear Courier: Your comaient in
your last Issue in reference to change
of road lietwccu Kehua and Andcrion
oil the Grants Pass Crescent City
stage road brings up another much
needed change and oue of fully as
much Importance as toe one Rliovc
mentioned, to wlt: the change ol
road from the old Weich place 'outli
of Kerby to the foot of the hill nea
the east end of thu bridge across th
lower Illinois river. Hy this cluing
there would he no hill at all, golu
south aud there would bo a graved
road bed instead of a uiudhole an
the hill above the bridge would tx
little more than half as high as th
present road, and the grade mutt
less. A good road can he built on
tfils route for less thau it will take to
pot the present road iu good coin! I
tion, and it can be traveled In half
the time between points of iuterseo
1 have carefully gone over the in
lire proposition aud blazed it out.
The new fish hatchery at Jones
oreek, of which mention was made in
the last Issue of the Courier, has
collected eggs to tho number of about
a million and a half In tho three
weeks in which it has been operating.
By far the greater portion of these
are from the silvorside salmon.
The hatchery is located on Joues
oreek about a half a mile from the
mouth, at the spot whore an arrastre
was ojie rated some years ago by the
Woolfolk brothers. Here (hare Is
quite a high bank on the east side of
the creek whilo on the west side is a
smooth, level little pi coo of land,
which is just about largu ouongh for
the comfortable accommodation of the
enterprise The plane is remarkably
wall adapted by naturo for the pur
pose, for which It is being used and a
more pleasant and at tho same time
convenient spot would be hard to
Tho ditch formerly carried water
to thu arrastre Is now utilized to fur
nish water for the hatching o ra
tions. The wator is carried by moans
of a flnmu across tho creek, whero Its
flow is regulated and distributed
among the four long double rows of
boxes. In these boxes the eggs,
arefully placed In trays, are deposit
d, to hatch in the running water.
h time required to hatch the eggs
aries from 40 to (10 days according to
in temperature of the water, though
presence of thn young fish may
ie discerned after about the 20th da).
After hatching, the little fish are
ept from one to three months before
miiig set at liberty,
Tho fish from which the eggs are
aken are captured mainly hy drift
it in the eddies below the dam of
the Golden Drift Co. After bolus
iken, the eggs are carefully looked
ver and the "dead" ones removed
o fore placing them in thu trays.
This hatchery is a government en-
erprlso and the work is being car-
led ou under thu management of A.
Oldenburg. At present all niera-
011s ore in tho open air, hot It is
irohahle that a substantial building
will bo erected during the year.
W. J. WIM til.
Drat One In Josephine County
Soon to Be In Operation.
The now rural delivery route will
go Into operation some time daring
tho present month. The examination
of applicant for carrier was bald on
Saturday bat the suooessfal applicant
will not be known until returns eao
be reoeived from Washlntgon. .
The route leaves Grants Pase by .
the Granite Hill road, follows ap
Loose creek about two miles, then
crosses by the upper road to Jump-off-Jon,
thence down that stream to the
bridge, returning to Grant Pass by
the main road. The postofflo of
Winona will be supplanted by the
new route. This I th first rural de
livery route in Josephine ooonty and
Will be an extremely important
oonvenleuoe to the resident a also
to the several niiuos which are tribu
tary to the route.
GeJice Telephone Lino.
J. H. Cradlebaugh, a former well
known uewsjiapor man of Portland,
The Dalles aud Salem, but now resid
ing at Mnrliu, whero he I manager
of (he Murlln Townsite Develop
ment Company and a member of the
Galioe Consolidated Mines Company,
was In Grant Pas Tuesday. Mr.
Cradlebaugh stated that th telephone
line that his compajy was putting ia
from Merlin to the Galioe district,
would be oomplnted and in operation
next weoa. The main line from
Mori in to Ualiue will be 16 mile ia
length, a roar mile extension oon
nects Oalice with the mine of th
Dalian Consolidated Mine Company
aud another extension will shortly be
put iu to give connection with the
Hoyal group of mine and with th
Alineda mine. Other extensions are
planned that will giv the entire Mo
tion of Josephine ooonty on lower
Rogue river, telephone connection
with each of ita distriot and with
tho outside world.
Ila. Mtiiotl 1 lie Te.i of Itft Year.
The old, original GHuVK'S Tasteless
('hill Tonic You know what yon are
k iug. It is iron anil quinine In a taatw-
less form. .No cure, no pav.
Mr, and Mis. Geo. Howard cele
brated their tin wedding on Friday
evening in a pleasant social party in
which they entertained their friend
to thn number of about DO or mora.
Their home was prettily decorated for
the ococaalon ' with evergreen, ivy
and mrytln. The evening was (pent
iu games, moslq and other social
amusement and a delightful lunch
was served. Many present were re
ceived by Mr. aud Mrs. Howard, tin
ware greatly predominating in the
collection, which contained many
gifts both beautiful and desirable.
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