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GRANTS PASS. JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1905.
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DEATH IN ICY BLAST
Scores m Chicago and Other Eastern Cities Die of
the Extreme Cold While in GRANTS PASS the
Lowest Point the Thermometer Reached
During Jan. '05, Was 19 Degrees ABOVE
ZERO and the Highest Point Was
75 Degrees Above Zero.
Write your friends to come to SUN
NY SOUTHERN OREGON and also
tell them that Sherman & Ireland, the
Real Estate Men, can supply them
with a farm where they can plow ull
winter and gather vegetables from
their garden the year aronnd.
If they would like to know what
oar No. 808 is, tell them it is 2(1 acres
of the very best river bottom land l,1,
mi lea from Grants Paw, on the Imnk
of Rogne River, all well fenced aud
nai a splendid cottage of, 5 rooms, a
good barn, 6 acres iu choice fruit
and 18 acres In hops and can be
bought for 260O.
No. 328 Is a beautiful 10 acre tract
milo from city limits. Has a good
6-room hard finished, new cottage,
good barn, chicken house, 8 wells,
windmill, tank and about 2(H) good
healthy fruit trees iu good bearing.
The price ot this place is only $31 uu.
Yoa might also tell them of"a"fine
farm we hare, known as our No. 2NM,
which'has lBOjierea. of which 75 acres
is river bottom loam aud under irriga
tion, fn acres beiug in alfalfa and
timothy, Hit acrcB of red land is suit
able tm grain or fruit. There is a
good orchard The place is well fenced.
There in au nbnudauce of grapes,
strawberries and other small fruits.
Agoedbaru and other out-buildiugs
rikI lumber etinnj;h on the ground to
build a Hew house. A good mower
ami 15 lead of lattle go with the
place. Improvements aud chattels
alone are worth l he prict asked. It
takes only ifiiooo to secure this.
Of course yon can't tell them of all
the good things we hare to offer, so
jnHt ask them to write us for infor
mation aud if they care to, state in
their letter just what they are look
ing for aud we will do our best to
supply them with the desired infor
mation. Sherman & Ireland,
T3h Real Estate Men.
Masonic Temple Bldg.
Grants Pass Banking & Trust Co.
PAID VP CAPITAIj STOCK
Transaots a general banking business.
Receives deposit subject to check or on demand certificate.
Our customers are assured of courteous treatment and every consideration eoa
slttsnt with sound banking principle!.
afety deposit boxes for rsut . J. FKANK WATHOS. Pros
11 A BOOTH, Vice-l'res
L. L JEWELL. Cashier.
The First National Bank
OF SOUTHERN OREGON.
SOUTHERN OREGON MINES
Dividend Is Declared by Ge.llce Con.olldoiled.
Progress at this Lucky Queen.
The Lucky Oueen.
Crane, mauagpr of the Lucky
Receive deposits subject to check or on certificate payable on demand
Kalis sight drafts on New York, Han Pram -isco an
Telegraphic transfers sold on all points in the I illicit .stales
Special attention given to collections anil general business of our customers
Collections made throughout Southern Oregon, and on accessible points
R. A 1IOOTH. I'res
J C. CAM fUKLL, Vlce-1'res
H I. lilLKKY, t a-hier
Grants Pass, Ore.
Queen mine was in Grants Pass
last week Thursday and Friday left for
Spokane to be gone about tire days.
Spokane is the headquarters for the
Lucky Queen Mining Copauy and
Manager Craue's trip is for the pur,
rose of attending a meeting of officers
of the company.
Mr. Crane states that fine progress
is being wade in installing the 10
stamp mill at the Lucky Qneen. The
stamps are all set, w hich are of Ham
mond make, aud the foundation for
the two concentrators has been laid
and they will be set as coon as they
arrive, which will be the middle of
next week. They are to be the
Wilfley make. Foth steam aud water
power will be used. The cugtue will
be of 65 horsepower. The water1
wheel is a lfi inch Little Giant, work
ing under a 31 toot head from a
ditch carrying 1S0O inches of water.
The water power will be good for six
to eight months of the year and the
supply will couie froiu'Jonip-off-Joe
aud Shorthorn creeks. Bins have
been constructed for 2.'ir tous of or
aud these will be filled by the time
the mill is ready to start, which is
expected to be ou the 25th of this
Development work has been carried
ou iu the mine for several months
past and'soms 2(KX1 feet of tunneling
has beeu done. A largo auiouit of
ore has beeu blocked out and is iu
the slopes readv for removal. For a
few months now the ore will he
hauled by team to the mill, a dis
tance of about a mile by tho road,
which has a heavy dowu grade that
will enable the toauis to haul big
loads. About June it is expected
to have au arerial cable line Installed
lo carry the ore in buckets by gravity
from the mine to the mill. There
are now 22 men ou the pay roll but a
soon as the mill is started, tho num
ber will be iucreased to about 35.
The Lucky Queen is eue of tha most
promising mines of Southern Oregon
and the size of the ore body known to
exist together with the nigh values
carried is certain to make it one of
the big gold producers of this district, jsible.
Mr. i;rane is also postmaster or i lu the past
Winona and he states he has receiv
ed notice f'oni the Department that
the ollice will bo discontinued on
February 2H, the ollice being supor-
ceeded hv the rural mail service
which is to begin on the 15th of this
mouth ou the route from Grants
Pass by way of the Juiup-olf Joe
SEWING MACHINES from $22.00 UP
NEWCOODS! NEW PRICES I
Prices: $22 00, 23 no. 24.itO, 25 i. 28 00, 3J.0 i. 32 50, 35 no, 40 lM, 45 f 50.00
We have no audits. We sell direct to the
sion. Call at the store or write for catalogue,
all machines. A'e pay the freight.
V. B. caiiiii-:ix, I
-opte iiiifl save you the fluent's coininis-HeaJipiarit-rs
ior Needles and parts tor
. lloi .11 J Axlilanll. Oregon.
NEW MEAT MARKET
OU8TAV KARNEH. PROPRIETOR
Manufacturer of all kinds of foreign ami domestic
Sausages. Pork Pucker and deali-r iu all kinds
of First-class Fresh, Salt and Smoked
Meats, Wholesale aud Retail
Mala Su-aat. Wast of Palaoe Hotel TELEPHONE tt
The Go-lice Consolidated.
Another dividend has recently beeu
declared by the Galice Consolidated
Mines Co., one of the most, progress
ive mining oompauics operating in
Southern Oregon. Three giants are
steadily at work ou the Galice
properties, all on ground that is
known to be abundantly productive.
With the exception of two proper
ties, the Galice Couso'idated Mines
Co. owns all the placer grouud along
Galice creek . from the upiwr portion
of the stream to the mouth. The two
intervening projiorties are the Towuer
claims, now owned by H. L. Lewis
aud Sam Call aud the Harmim-Greeu
mine, now under lease to T. K. Au
dersou. The property of the Galice
Consolidated Mines Co. Is therefore
divided Into three portions. One of
these is the tract formerly known as
the Matthews mine. Another is the
gronp of claims originally owned by
A. B.'Cousin, lying above tho forks
of Galice creek. The third tiuct em
braces all the grouud lying along the
lower two miles of the creek and
embracing also a considerable area of
laud covering Kogue river bars below
the mouth of Galice creek. On the
two lower tracts of grouud the
miuing operations iu the years prior
to the present owership were ham
pered to a great exteut by the scarcity
of water, but eveu with this disad
vantage the ground yielded good re
turns. The consolidation of proper
ties with their water rights has made
it feasible to operate a hydraulic
equipment ou any portion of tho com
pany's ground. A'l the benches and
bars of Gilico creek carry gold iu
very profitable quuutity.
lie low thd forks of the creek the
gold often occurs in large nuggets,
with value as high as 50 or morn.
Above the forks the (gold is generally
smaller in size, but ou much of the
ground the distribution is very uni
form. One of the principal objects at
which the company aims Is to opou
the creek at tho mouth uud sluice out
the preseut channel, which good
judges estimate will produce richly
when effective working is made pos-
year, the enmpauy has
made important and expensive addi
tions iu equipment, including a hy
draulic elevator for use on the river
nars. They have also constructed
buildings ou their ground near the
mouth of Galice creek and have re
cently completed a telephone line
from Merlin to Galice
Dnring the progress of development
'the company is steadily taking out
Ai; vour di aler for Rogue Kiver ; . , , , , ...
ii .. i i i i ... goio iroin i oiiYcjjit'UL iio.uts nun toe
Creamery liutter made at Medford is , " 1
now 70 cents is r two-pound, square i property is being constantly improved
'.nil w il'ht i toward the iicrfectinu of equipment
. and etTectiveoesH of work which is the
auu ot the mating nueiit. A. 15.
Cousin lias been inniiap'r of the en
terprise since its conception and has
handled it with an ability which has
been an Important factor in tho suc
cessful progress of the work.
W. It. NUTDU.
K. V. SMITH.
Real Estate Co.
GRAMS PASS, OREGON
Improved Farms in
Jackson, Josephine, Douglas
and Linn Cou'ities.
rr i m 15 i: if
In Lnru- iiiul Si null TritrfH
iu Wji.tiiiii-xtnti, Orison iiiul ( 'uhtoriiiu.
M i i o
lug ill price from .'iiK) to -,(, IHHI.
A. H. Gunnell aud H. E. Foster
left Monday for Jacksonville to go to
the Oregon Belle mine, near that place
of wnich they are managers and part
owners. Messri Foster & Gnnuell
have had a force of men working on
day aud uight shifts aiuoe early last
fall at the Oregon Belle aud they have
a large amount of development work
done and so good is the ihowiug that
they now feel warranted in taking
under consideration the ereotiou of a
stamp mill. Plans aud au estimate
of the cost of a 10-atamp mill have
beou prepared for them by F. E.
Willett, of this olty, who recently
completed the mill at the Opp uiiue.
The Oregon Belle Is in the same
mineral belt as the Opp mine aud
gives promise of being aa extensive
and rich as Is its famous neighbor.
Mr. Guuuell returned last week
from au extended trip to Mew York
aud other Eastern states aud he states
that capitalists are very favorable to
milling investments that are able to
make a sound showing aud will put
iu money iu large sums. Wildcat
ventures are out of oast iu the East,
aud the promoter! of snob are piompt-
ly turned dowu by investors, who
have learned to be shy of their glitter
ing promises. This, Mr. Guuiiull
looks npou as foreshadow lug au era
of rapid development for the mines
of Southern Oregon, Owing to the
pernicious work in theyeara past of
promoters of wildcat ventures, South
ern Oregon fell into disiepute iu the
money centers of the oouutry aud
the best of mines were as quickly
turned dowu as were the worthless
properties. But this is all changed
uow, aud Southern Oregon has as
good a standing as has auy other dis
trict iu the country and Mr. Gunnell
looks for a vast amount of outside
capital to be invested iu the mines of
this district within the next few
H. T. Hart, who conducts a large
general merchandise store at Wood
villi), aud is also the efUoiout post
master for that oRloe and oouduots
the local aud long .distance telephone
oilioo for Wood vi lie, was lu Grauts
Pass Saturday. Mr. Hart stated that
tho outlook was tor) good for a pros
perous year for Woodvllle. The three
sawmills near that place will start so
soon as the roads would permit team
ing aud employment would bo giveu
tu abont 100 men.
The milling industry which is
quite important iu the Woodville
district is ojieuing with greater
activity for this year thau ever
before A largo number cf claims
are being developed aud some
of them aru showing up very satis
factory to the owners. Tho mine that
for the present means the most to
Wiiodville's prosperity, is the Home
slake mine located half a
Carr & Terry I'lacir.
The placer mine of (!arr Ai Terry on
Silver creek will probably lie opined
next season with hydraulic equip
ment Ed F. Terry, one of the part
ners, has gone east ou a visit anil will
sieiid several months. When be re
turns, it is likely tli.it the S Ivor
creek proHisitiou will be put into
running order. Mr. Terry has for
some years been superintendent of the
Placer and tnart. in Southern Ore-' Galice Consolidated Mines t.o.'s
gon, developed ami iiiidevcinpci, lang- ,,roortics at Galice and Is among the
mosi successful placer operators of
Soulheru Oregon. He is also the in
ventor of the Terry hydraulic derrick,
CITY 1K0 1 1-RTY
Vacant lots and Residences ; Busi
ness Houses; t.roi.ry, Hardware,
Feed, GeUeral Merchandise and Meat
Due, Two, Thro", Five and Ten
Acre Tracts in any part of the City.
M I 1.
Flour aud Luu.lx-r.
J. H. rAlllllll K, rreprielor.
in tne line of Cemetery wotlc in any kind
Below we give some of our bargain.
No. 211 lsl acres placer land. No.
I giant, 'in feet pipe, dm h and res
et voir, good buildings, land well tun
1 am prepared to lurnisb anything
of Maible or Orantte.
Nearlv thirty years of experience m the Marble business rrinle uiv saving
that 1 can till vour orders in the very best manner.
Can furnish work In B-otch, Swede or American 'iraiute or any kind ol
Front street, next to Ureene's tiunsliop.
Cleaning and Dye
a very ingenious and etl'ective contri
vance for moving boulders. Mr. Carr
also is a miner of ennsidf rat'lo suc
cessful exisrience. This mine is
I situated at the junction of Silver
'and Todd creeks, about a mile h-low
! the Kilver creek falls hero the pro
tect of os nitig the basin of Silver
creek is now being carried out The
I larger portiou of the placer round is
located on u tsnich which has au
I elevation of about PKI feet a
New Machinery lor Golden Itrift.
The Goldeu Drift Miuiug Co. re
ceived this week the loug waited for
hydraulic pipe, three carloads of it,
which will connect with the mam
moth pump aud direct its euergius iu
the work to be performed. The pipe
Is i0 inches iu diameter aud is made
of No. S irou. Three uew giants,
size No. 3, with other hydraulio ap
pliances were also ,'eceived.
Some two weeks time will yet be
required to get the pipe aud connec
tions io position.
L. T. J cues,
iug the ereotiou
beiug put lu at
was lu Giauts
who Is auperinteud
of the 10-stauip mill
Lucky Quoeu mine,
Pass Saturday. Mr.
Jones stated that he would soon have
his job completed aud that he would
start the mill ou a trial run ou the
25th of tills mouth. The mill is said
by those who have seen it, to be one
ot the best ooustruotod iu this county
aud it is quite sure to ruu without
a fault aud be a credit to the skill
of Mr. Joues as a millwright.
YY. A. Klum who with Wm. Tycer
is operating a piucar uiiuu ou Grave
oreek seven miles below Lelaud, the
property of Dr. W. L. Joues aud Clias,
Straug of Medford, was iu Grauts
Pass Tuesday. Mr. Klum said the
shortage of water, that is affecting ail
Southern Oregou, lias greatly retarded
their operations aud they have doue
little piping so far this winter. The
mine is equipied wi ll a No. 3 giant
under a good head of water and the
bank to be worked is easy to handle
aud whuu water is plenty, tine returns
are had as the gravel is rich iu gold.
Louis Hteuger and E. L. Giiiidntte
were iu Grunts -Pass from Uoyote
oreek Saturday. Thev are recent ar
rivals iu Southern Oregou coming
from Belliugham, Wash., aud aru
uiiuors aud formerly miued lu
Washiugtou, British Columbia aud
Alaska. They had heard good re
ports of Southern Oregou as a mining
district aud they Uud that it fully
meets thulr expcctaliou. They have
located a quart claim ou Coyote
creek that shows up quite rich. They
will spend the rumuiudur of the win
ter ou their claim and will develop it
more fully so as to ascertain its
E. O. Evurett, who eaiuu finiu
Lakeview, Mich., last fall aud since
then has beeu mining near Galiee,
was lu Grauts 1'ass fur several days
this week ou a visit to his nephew,
John Hackett. Mr. Everett has a
quarlx claim ou Howard creek which
he has beeu developing this winter
and whiuh is showing up very satis
factory. On a continuation of the
same ledge, C. Multlsou and Frank
Mitchell each have claims that have
the earmarks of a mine. So imcourag-
...ii ,,ri. 'iug is the outlook that ull three will
of tho town. This miuo is under
bond to the Euturprise Miuiug Com
pany, a corporatiou of Baker Olty aud
Wisconsin capitalists. Tho mine is
quipped with a five-staiup mill and
4. as a power drill. Considerable de
velopment work was doue last year.
Three tunnels have beeu ruu aud a
good body of rich ore was opened up.
All work was suspended iu October,
but is to be reuewed at ouoe. Frank
Trowbridge, the uew superintendent,
has arrived from Baker City, where
he was formerly oouuectud with the
Elkhurn mine, one of the largest iu
that district. Mr. Trowbridge will
Install electric power so soon as the
Gold Kay aud Grants Pass electric
line Is completed and will then put
ou a furce ol men. Only a few men
will be put iu at first, but it is ex
pected that so soon as the mine is got
ten iu shasi that 16 Co 20 muu will
he giveu steady employment.
ooutiuue their development work
for some time yet and put their prop
erties iu simile for sale or to osirate
as they may decide.
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 (Q. O'Neill,
Grants Pass. - Oregon.
Steam Cleaning, Pressing ami
Dyeing for Gentlemen's CockR
A Suit a week cleaned and mend
ed for $ 1.50 per month.
French Dry Cleaning for Ladies'
Goods, Furs and Gloves.
Goods called fur and delivered.
W. A. CORNISH
4 West Front Street
Grants Pass. Oregon
High grade ore in small lots bought.
W. U. Wright,
Grants Pass Fuel Co.
Between H and I
We can supply you with
some of the best wood
to be had.
;i K IS A TRIAL 0KDHR
Cvsh Paid for Wood.
bered, easy I, rms. Price .,.. M.ue ',,.,, silv(,r ,.r,.k Th ,,,,
l.i.U) III I.IHilUt I III! '
.. ... ,. 11 1 . therefore, is one of unusual excellence
No. 2W-Uuaru mine, vein 1 1 feet 1 , . ,. . , , ,
wide, said nnrssay f' 10 H) I r tou. j al"1 " "ll"r "unural features
it- re... ai r.. :,.r...,m lion... the mine is ideal in its facilities for
all kinds of fruit, good engine pump ' placer operation. Todd creek fur
and tank, all piped, chicken house, j ,jshes a water supply that is abuud
nam, a m ou.er ""'-""'"""H"- Bllt ud lasting. Its source is in the
rrice, tr-oo. 1 .... . , . ,
... , . , range ot high mountains which ill
ISO. 10 iois, o-risim nouse, j ,, , , , .
pantry, won shed, good veil, uicelvl,l" tllu tributaries of Ilriggs and
snade trees. Price (iM Kiiver creeks and wtiile a sliori
fo. 4i Three ai res river bottom I stream, " Tarnishes a copious now 01
laud iu city limits. Sown t.i wheat. Bal,.r and eveu in the summer uiontha
Price, fi.,0. JOO cash, balance oil (i) ,,.,., , (Iiill,lj,U(1. Thecl.au-
'io 4t m acres good house, barn. ' l'"''' ''eek has a steep fall, so
uiilkhouso and out buildings, gKi that the water at a height to furnish
fruit land, 10 acres cleared. Price, all H)Udanc of hydraulic pressure
t"'' .., ,,. ,i 1 can tie brought 011 the ground with
No. "J acres of tin richest
soil in .Southern Oregon, ;..!, miles only a short ditch. Owing, however,
from Urania Pass. 3; acres t year to the ris ky an I often precipitous
old apple orchard, 40 acres 13 year nature of the grot.nd, a 1 otisi. rable
old apple orchard, choic. varieties f fl , ,
11J acres alfalfa, cuts tour crops per I '
year, average litmis per acre, one .along the ditch line,
house, a story, frame, plastered, 10 The gold is the true Hilver creek
rooms, one lious- 2-Uiry, ceiled, .article, solid, stuisjth and heavy, very
I rooms .one good big ; house lor urea lro,rse
I help, a big barns, packing house holds 1 ' 1
. I0.ISSI boxes apples, numerous out- I piece", ranging in Value from a few
buildings. Produced last year ho'llccnra to (-Si or more. As is usual
'boxes merchantable apples, sold fst
! boxes taucy at fl..'J (sir tsix, 2ouo
I boxea common at 7 lo SI. IS) peri
box These same apples sold lor
'flT.j In New York and ft ."si iu
! Lsiudou per tx x. i f. is land has au
j irrigating plant which cost Ps)
1 Price t!o,oJ, liulf cash, lulauce 1,
I 3 and It years.
I No. 4T Homestead rellmjuiirJiineiit,
J to 4 million feel, lir, sugar and
yellow piue, I -, mile, from saw mill,
close to tirauU Pau. Price lAAi.
Hiter has mined
a - mining man of
was a visitor at the
room Tuesduy. Mr.
iu Idaho, Montana
and llritish t'oluinbia. and now will
try Southern Oregon. His previous
kuowledgu of .Southern Oregon was
that it was a worked-out placer dis
trict and the uatU mining nothing
but hunting. The exhibit of ores by
the Oraiits Pass Miners Association
and the information lie has gauied
since coming here has convinced him
that this district is rich in extensive
quartz ledges that only need capital
backed by coulideiice to develop them
into large mines that will be heavy
producers of gold for years to co ue.
Gold Hill Ores
Harry Oraut, of Welch & Grant of
this olty, who have a branch clothing
store at Gold Hill of which Mr. Oraut
is iu charge, was in Qrauta Pan over
Monday uight Mr. Uraut stated that
busiu.'ss was good lu Gold Hill aud
that tho outlook was good ior a very
prosirous year. Gold Hill is iu one
of tho best miuiug districts of South
ern Oregon aud Mr. Uraut reports an
iucreased activity among miuiug
men aud this year promises to witness
more development in the mineral
resources of that district than In any
Mr. Oraut Is greatly iutoiested in
the efllclent work that the Grants
Pass Miners Association is doing In
advertising the mineral resources
of Southern Oregou by meaua of the
minerals exhibit which the Associa
tion is maintaining iu Grants Pass.
Mr Grant projKises to secure the 00
ojHiratioii of the other business men
ot Gold Hill and of the mining men
of that vicinity iu getting up an ex
hibit of ores from that district for
display lu the Grant Pass minerals
exhibit. President Mangniu tuts
given the assurance that tho Gold
Hill exh'bit shall bo given a special
section to itself aud be properly label
ed and catalogued free of exjicnso to
the Gold Hill miners. Kviry miuing
man who ooines to Southern Oregon
visits Grants Pass aud the Miners
Association's minerals exhibit and
the distrlot that has a good showing
of ores Is sore to attract their atten
tion and thereby lead to the likell
hood of au investment that will be to
the gain of the district. Willi this
idea lu view, air. Oraut proposes
that as Grants Psas generously
olfers them free Saco that Gobi Hill
shall have sn exhibit of ores such as
that district can supply and which
will be certaiu to equal the best of
any district In Southern Oregon.
J It McKay, ail old tinre friend
of II. I,. Andrews, ssuit Sunday in
with heavy gold by far ihe great
portion of the values lie 011 or m-ar
the bedrock. The ground la only a
few feel 111 depth. The boulders are
numerous, large and heavy, butttilh
the fir si class facilities at hand for
working the grouud will not b a
"nous impediment to successful operation.
IligJ. grade oie in suut.l lots bought.
Vl. O. wr.ght.
New Ore svt Mining Exhibit.
A number of imKiriaut addition! to
the mineral colhictluu at the miuiug
exhibit rooms were received this week.
The lientoo group of miues ou Mt.
lli'ubcu contributed a quantity of high
grade ore, containing specimens from
live or six dilfereut mines of the
group. the lieu ion is uniformly
acknowledged to be uue of the best of
the newer properties lu Soutlicrii
oregou aud has a 80 stain, mill wait
ing fur traiissirtatluu as soou as the
roads becomu solid enough to make
heavy hauling practicable.
M P. Hull brought iu from the
Gold Pick uiiue uf liolaud creek, a
uuinbor of lemaikahly handsome
specimens contaiuiug fr.e gold visible
III every piece of the rock.
J. O. Mattison brought io some
sjMiciinen of high grade copper ore
from his property 011 Peavine mount
ain iu the Galice district. The ore
carries copper in values uf DO to 40
per cent and is of remarkably hand
some apjiearaucn. Peavine mountain
lies betwecu Galice and Silver creeks.
It has loag beeu laiuous as a gold I
producing district and lately has
beeu making a reputation lu the liuej
Home ore is shown from the quartz
uiiue of lieu Patty lu the l)ry Dig
gings district. This property is
situated uot over threo miles from
town. It is the ledge formerly owned
by the Woolfolk brothers aud worked
by them witli au arraatre, the ore
luring handsomely tboogb It had to
lie sledded and hauled some two
Pure Plymooth Bock Cockerels,
il. 00. imm Bobbins.
Pert Williams, a tinner at Ilair-
Kiddlo Couipau'a hardware store, has
Income a granger on a small scale and
now lie is up with the lark in the
mornings and closes the day with the
owl iu liH.kiug after Ins farming
oM.ratioiis, while putting in the days
at woik at hi. trade in the tinshop.
Mr. Williams has four acres of land a
mile west of town which he Is mak
ing iuto one of the handsomest and
most productive suburban tracts about
this Olty. More than half of the laud
he is putting to small fruit, he plant
ing au acre to strawberries. When
all his In. proven. cuts are completed,
Mr Williams will have one of the
handsomest homes and most priilitable
gardens aud berry tracts iu the
vicluity uf Grants Pass.
Grants Pass, a guest at the home of
Mr. Andrews Mr. McKay had not
been in Grants Pass for six years aud
was greatly surprised at the growth
of the lonn in that period. Mr. Mc
Kay is a miner and while away has
been in the mining districts of
Idaho, Montana, and British (lolt)in
hta, hut he comes back convinced that
Southern Oregon is the best district !
he has yet worked ,11. He located the exct to get
art claim on Sardine creek In Octo-
ier and has since been developing It.
if ore that be has taken nut of his
lrift, he has had two mill tests made
hat netted over ll.'IISI for the two
runs Ihls is very satisfactory retort. s
"Cold Pick" Balrtg Opanad.
The Gold Pick quarts mlna of Bo-
laud oreek ii being quietly developed
aud put Into sha) by its owners. If.
V. Hull aud 0. N. Matthews and It
preseutiug a very favorabia appear
ance. There an two tunnels on tba
vein, one with a length of 86 and tha
other of 80 feet. Tha width of tha
vein varies from i to foot feet, tba
general character of tho adjacent for
nation being porphyry. From IIS to
40 per too is said to be tha Banal
value carried by tha ore. bat some of
the rock la extremely rich, showing
free gold In abnudanoe and yielding at
the rate of hundreds of dollars to tba
ton. The Gold Plot was dieooTOied
some years ago by Stewart A Baufleld
aud appeared at the , surfaoe aa a nar
row stringer carrying gold in astonish
iug valnus. As deptb has been at
tained, the stringer has inoreased in
width until a good sised vein baa
beeu exposed carrying good milling
values throughout, wltb occasional
chutes of surpassing richness and
glittering with free gold.
Roland creek la a famous stream for
heavy placer gold. It Is one of the
larger tributaries of Booker oreek,
heading on Poland Peak, one of the
culminating peaks of the long ridge
dividing Sucker creek from Althouse,
Within tha past few years several ex
cellent quarts properties bava been
shown iu the Boland oreek distrlot
and It is probable that It will be a
camp of importance aud considerable
production within the next few years.
Althousa 1'la.cer Contest Settled.
Joseph Skeeters and R. Baldwin
came to Grants Pass last Friday and
arranged au amicable settlement in a
dispute they have had sluoe last fall
with Sheriff G. W. Lewis and Deputy
Sheriff Krnest Lister over a placer
claim on A It house oreek known as the
Pat Marotiey claim. Messrs. Skeeters
and Raid win attempted to Jump the
claim and took possession and began
preparations to operate It. Ao in
junction was served 00 them last
week with the result that they drop.
ped tl.el. contest aud leased tna olaim
until June 1st of Messra Lewis fc Lis
ter. The claim has a flue water right
available from a ditch that I Misses
near by aud Messrs. Skeeters Bald
win will at ouoe put on a giant and
to piping by the Inst of
this mouth This claim is thought to
he quite rich as it Is a part of the fa
mous A It house channel that In years
gone hv has p-oil need gold in quanti
ties au4 it has beeu worked by ground
sluicing iu a verv small war by the
four months work on a ledge that 1 original owner, Pat Marouey, an eo-
promises to yield still better wheu I cent no Irishman, uow iu the asylum,
ti.lly opened up at Salem.
W. Weybiight, a mining and civil
engiueer of Portland has beeu iu
Grants Pass several days this
week. While investigating the min
ing resources of Suuthcru Oregou.
He spent considerable time at the
minerals exhibit of the Miners Asso
ciation studying tbt oies of lots dis
trict and he was greatly phased with
the showing made, both as to the
I higli class nf the ores aud the great
cxt-nt of tins mineral distnct. Mr,
Weybrlght represents large capitalists
of Portland and will give Soulheru
Oregon a thorough examination with
a view of lu vesting lie sls'iit
teveral days at Jacksonville and
among other mines, visited the Opp
where lie saw the uew 10 stamp mill
iu operation, lie ssike well of the
miue. He rxistcls to visit (lie
Grautte Hill, the Greenback and othel
big miues ol this district before returu
nig to Portland. Mr Weybrlght
stated that Portland capitalist, were
giving much attention to the miues of
tioolhuru Oregon aud that they would
be quite oertatu to mak large invest
,owuis Iter lu ttw uuar future.
SV A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A
1 inn Closin.' Out LKDD'S DISC ItKCOKDS
Eat of Depot
5 Grants 1'ass,-
75c Records at 50c Each
No more tit ilio , price when these aro sold.
W. A. PADDOCK