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GRANTS PASS. JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 1905.
Why not put it at work? The man who de
pends on his hands or his head for all he gets
is missing a part of what he may have.
INVEST YOUR MONEY
IN THE '
Sherman & Ireland Bargains
AND YOU ARE SURE TO END RIGHT
VhQ Real Estate Men
Grants Pass Banking & Trust Co.
PAI1 VP CAPITAL BTOCK
. Transacts a general banking business.
Receives deposits subject to check or on
Our customers are assured of courteous
siatent with Buamt banking principles.
fcaf.ty deposit boxes lor rent.
The First National Bank
OF SOUTHERN OREGON.
Receive deposits sublect to check or on certificate pavable on demand.
Sells siht drafts on New York, Kan Francisco and Portland.
Telegraphic transfers wild on all points in the 1'mted 8 tales
Hpecial attention given to collections and general business of our customer! .
Collections made throughout Southern Oregon,and on accessible point.
R. A. BOOTH, Pres.
J. C. CAMPBELL, Vlce-Pres.
H. L. Gll.KKY, Cashier.
SEWING MACHINES from $22. UP
NEW COODSI NEW PRICES!
Prices: $22.00, 23 00, 24.00, 25.00. 28.00, 30.00, 32 50, 35.00, 40.00, 45.00, 50.00.
We have no agents. We -ell direct to the people and save you the agent's conimis
Kinn. Call at the store or write for catalogue. Headquarters lor Needles and parte for
all machines. We pay the ireight.
C. 1). CAKDIXELL, P. O. Hoi 80S, Ashland, Oregon.
NEW MEAT MARKET
OUSTAV KARNER. PROPRICTOR
Manufacturer of all kinds of foreign and domestic
Sausages, l'ork Packer and dealer in all kinds
' of First-class Fresh, Salt and Smoked
Meats, Wholesale and Retail
Main Street, West of Palaoe Hotel TELEPHONE 24
MARBLE AND GRANITE WORKS
J. It. PADDOCK, Proprietor.
I am preparer) to furnish anything in the line of Cemetery work In any kind
of Marble or dranite.
Nearly thirty years of experience in the Marble business warrant my taylnf
I liar 1 rmt fill vulip r,.,tra in Ihn Vltrv Iwflt mtnnnr.
Can furnish work In Scotch, Swede
Front street, next to Greene's (iunshop.
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SOUTHERN OREGON MINES f""
Books for Library.
The reference library of the Grants
Pass Miners Association In the miner
als exhibit room, is shortly to receive
another invoice of consular and solsn-
tifio reports from the government. Sen
ator Fulton having written to Presi
dent Mangam that he had secured a
fine list of valuable dooumenta for the
Miners Association. It is the plan of
the Association to make the I're'erenoe
library of value to all olaasea of read.
era and especially to miners, machin
ists and business men.
Big Ore Bedy s Oak.
A new property, which ii making
fine ehowing through prospecting
whloh ii being done, If the Oak
mine, situated in the Jnmp-off-Joe
district, near the Lucky Queen. It if
being qaietly developed by the
owners, C. W. Birnnm and T. R.
Bountree and ia showing a large ore
body, carrying good values. The
ore carries a large percentage of iron
and. is rnsty and red at the surface,
while at a little depth, it tarns to a
smooth bluish Shade. It is onnsually
heavy and is undeniably (oil of metal
This is a mine of fine promise, though
Its Tains remains to be demonstrated.
A Rich Mining Diatrlct.
W. J. Smith of Selma was in town
this week. Mr. Smith states that the
mineral indnstries of that section are
awakening and that there are pros
pects for considerable enterprise In
that line daring the coming year as
there are several new and important
properties which are very likely to be
opened up in the near fntare. Selma
is the distributing point fox the entire
lower Illinois river district and for
the lower part of Briggs and Silver
creeks. The territory Is rich In gold
and copper, embracing snch important
properties as the Eureka mine, the
Siskiyou copper mines and the Al
bright oopper properties. A very
great portion of this district Is
virtually anprospeoted. Though the
district oontaioa many good gold
mines, it would not be surprising; to
see copper take first place in mineral
Importance as the prospects in that
metal show an abundance and quality
of ore that makea it practically cer
tain that the distriot Will become a
oopper producer of magnitude when
the properties are more thoroughly
opened np and their value demon
The Josephine Oountv Real Estate
Co. has reorganised under the name
and title of, OREGON TIMBER,
MlfilflU and INVESTMENT CO.
(Incorporated) E. V. Smith, William
R. Nipper and Eugene Pearson, In
corporators. The Offices of the com
pany, rooms 1 A 8 Courier buildihg,
formerly occupied by the Josephine
Counry Beal Estate Go.
Real Estate Co.
GRANTS PASS. OFtCGON.
Improved Farms In
Jackson, Josephine, Douglas
and Linn Counties.
In Larue and Small Tracts
in Washington, Oregon and California.
I IV 12 N
Placer and Quarts in Southern Ore
gon, developed and undeveloped, rang
ing in prioe irom Boou to aoo.OOO.
Vacant lots and Residences; Busi
ness Houses; Grocery, Hardware,
Feed, Ueaeral Merchandise and Meat
One, Two. Three. Five and Ten
Acre Tracts in any part of the City.
Flour and Lumber.
Below we give some of our bargains.
No. ill 180 acres Dlaoer land. No.
1 giant, 800 feet pipe, ditch and res
ervoir, good buildings, land well tim
bered, easy terms. Prioe 86000. Mine
now ia operation.
No. 349 Quarts mine, vein 11 feet
wide, said to assay 80 to 1 10 per ton.
No. 117 One acre, (-room bouse.
all kinds of fruit, good engine pomp
ana tank, all piped, on token bouse,
barn, and otiaer out-buildings.
No. 83 Two lota, t-room bouse,
paatry, woods bed. good well, nioe
shade trees. Prioe 176a
No. B36 10 eoree farming land.
I'M acres bottom land, balance bench
land, good Irrigating ditch 100 inches
water will cover So acres of the bot
tom land. Good house and barn.
good well, creek running through the
place, SO acres la cultivation. Prioe
I'JHOO. 4J1000 down, balanoe on long
time. 18 bead of cattle at market
prioe It desired.
So, Ml 4 sores rood tardea or
fruit land, one bouse Hi IB, ooe boose
16x34 With 1 16x34, 1W storr. three
living springs, barn, ebickea bouse
and woodshed. Good fireplace.
grapes, apples, prunes, peaches, pears
a berries or all kinds. Lmaa In-
elosed with picket feoos. Prioe 11600.
co. 12910 room boose, acres
good land, good oai-bulldiaas. good
well, big tank, good fence, for the
small sua of IsOuO.
No. 1348 acre good bottom land,
all ia enoloe bearing, frail trees.
No. 837 Ooe lot ea Sixth street,
new 8-ioom boaae at 9400.
No. 88710 eare good rlob river
bottom land, SOO bearing fruit trees
all varieties. New a-room bease,
bard tnlab, 8 we 11a, lank and wind
mill, small ban, 8 eblokea
Two Ledges The.! Shaw Up Well.
B. G. Patton, was in Grants Pass
Monday from Placer. Mr. Patton, in
partnership with J. H. Mills, is
operating a placer mine on Grave
creek, eight miloa above Leland.
They are also developing a quarts
property on Jordan guloh, a tributary
of upper Grave creek, and one on the
head of Checto, just over the liue in
Curry county. Mr. Patton spent the
fall and winter up to Christmas in
charge of the development of work
on the Chetoo claim, but having bis
foot severely injured by a falling
rock, be came out and so soon as he
was able to resume work, he took
charge of their Grave creek properties
and Mr. Mills wen,t to Chetoo, where
he now is, and will remain until
spring. Mr. Mills lias two men help
ing him and he ia opening up the
ledge, whloh shows to be very high
grade oopper ore.
Mr. Patton, with two men assisting
la the work, operates their placer
claim, when there is water, the re
mainder of the time is pot in on their
quartz claims of which there are five.
He is now driving a tnnnel on the
lower ledge and has it in 60 foot.
The width of the lodge has not been
ascertained yet as he has not oaught
either wall with the tunnel. The
ore looks well and is uniform in
values of about 83 per ton. Develop
ment work will be ooutiuued for some
time yet to more fully open up the
ledge and learn its extent and values.
Of a property that is being opened
by A. J. Bennett and Thoa. Makin
on the opposite side of the hill from
their olairos, Mr. (Patton stated that a
crosscut was being run by Messrs.
Bennett & Makin to hit the ledge on
a lower level from their present sur
face workings. Some rich stringers
bad been found bnt the main ore body
had not been reached but it was
thought not over 10 feet of tunnel
would be required to reach the ledge.
Work on this tunnel is only carried
on when, during the dry spells, there
Is no water to operate an arrantre
that they have on the property for
milling ore taken from the surface of
the ledge that they are developing.
The ore is so rich that they are able
to pay their developing expenses
with the proceeds from the arrastra
If the showing continues so well it
is the plan of Messrs Bennett, Makin
to put in a stamp mill this falL
Columblex Hydrexxillc Plo-cer.
The Columbia plaoer mine on Grave
creek is working steadily with three
and four giants, the number depend
ent npon the flow of the water.
Though this niliio has one of the best
water rights In Southern Oregon, the
flow this winter in Grave creek is so
light that the mine cannot be operated
to its full capacity. -The equipment
of this mine lucludes six giants and
in ordinary years there is plenty of
water for their operation for six to
eight mouths In the year. The present
winter is of the freak variety in the
matter of dryness and there are few
of the placers that are not handicap
ped by lack of water.
The Columbia is one of the Urgent
placers of Southern Oregon and has a
superb equipment including a hy
draulio elevator whloh was the first
appliance of its character installed In
this district This elevator Is not now
in operation as under the present
conditions the dump can be kept opou
by means of a giant which is kept at
ork piping away the dobris. Whon
the full number of six giants is in
operation, five of them are kept busy
cutting and driving the dirt and
gravel to tho sluices while the sixth
is used on the dump, keeping it clear
for the discharge of the tailings.
Rich Strike on Ce.rb.rrv.
J. N. Hall, of Williams, was in
Grants Pass Friday. Mr. Hall re
ports that 0. A. Hoxie, a miner of
Williams Creek, who has been pros
pecting on the headwaters of Car
berry oieek, has discovered a ledge of
free milling ore that shows up 13
inches wide between the contact
walls, whiob aro of terpentine and
porphyry. The quarts ia so friable as
to be readily mortared and when pan
ned, the colors show up in a manner
that is a most excellent eye-toulo to
the miner and an encouraging owner
of a fat purse.
Mr. Hoxie's find is on the east
slope of Ursyback mountain, the slopes
of whloh are all rich in gold, the
famous Briggs gold mine being on the
south slope of this mountain, and it
is quite likely to prove a big paying
property. In this same distlrct, some
of the richest placers In Southern
Oregon have been found. Tb Car-
berry section being especially rich in
auriferous ground and some big
placer miners are operated on it.
The Bennett-Makln Mine.
C. L. Maoguni made a trip this
week to ths Grave creek mining
district and visited a number of the
mineral properties of that locality. In
regard to the reported strike at the
Bennett-Mackin mine. Mr. Mangom
said that the report that the ledge
had been reached in the lower tunuel
was somewhat premature, as about 10
feet of tunnel yet remained to be run
before the operators expected to en
counter the ledge. A number of
quarts striugeis, however, had) been
out ia the tunuel and some of thoee
carry very rich ore with plenty of free
gold la sight
Tb ledgs lies oa a oontaot of
diorite and serpentine and ia a well
defined vein, proepectiug richly when
ever it has been exposed. The Hall
group of miuos is located on the same
ledge which lies above an area which
was found extremely rich in placer
gold many years ago. The definite
character of the vein and the richness
of the ore make it certain that im
mensely valuable and produotive prop
erties will be shown with more ex
Samples lor Exhibit We.ntd.
The oouveutiou to be held in Grants
Pass by the Oregon Good Roads Asso
ciation on March 30 ' and 21, will
bring to this city a large number of
prominent men of the statu, as well
as a large gathering of people from
all sections of Southern Oregon. . The
mluorals exhibit room will be ono of
the attractions of the city that many
of them will visit In order to
give these visitors a good knowledge
of the mineral wealth of Southern
Oregon, the, exhibit should be niutle
more complete than it uow is aud the
Grants Pass Miners Association is
making a strong effort to secure ore
samples from all the gold, oopper, cin
nabar, nickle and asbestos mines not
represented aud to soouro samples of
coal, iron, marble, limestone, cement
rock, the different kiuds of building
stone, mineral paint, fire aud tiling
clays. In fact samples are wanted of
every niiuoral found In Southern
Oregon, aud that embraces about all
the minerals found on the I'acifio
Coast aud some found lu no other
section of Oregon but in this district
To have a line minerals exhibit to
show the members of tho Oregon Good
Roads Association is not the only
Inventive that is aotuatiug the Miners
Association for the plan is to have
this exhibit one of tho permuuuut
features of Grants Pass and to bo
made more complete year by year
until It shall rank with the great
mineral exhibits of Spokaue, Dcuver
aud the other great mining centers of
the Uuitud States. This exhibit has
already become ouo of the attractions
to all visitors to GrautH Pass and it
will attract hundreds to this city this
summer when tho big rush of travel
is on to the Lewis aud Clark fair.
Among these visitors will be many of
the promlnont mining men of tliu
country, as well as other capitalists,
who will take advantage of the low
fair rates to visit Southorn Oregon
aud Investigate its resources with a
view of investing. If the showing,
such as can be made for this district,
is presented to those capitalists, many
of them will be led to invest iu mines
aud other property to tho great
financial good of this section.
Southern Oregon has the resources
but the lack of capital has prevented
their development except to a limited
extent, aud to induce capitalists to
investigate thesu varied aud rich re
sources Is the object of the work of
the Grants Pass Miners Association
in gettiug up its minerals exhibit aud
other advertising features.
To give added interest to thu
minerals exhibit the Miners Asso
ciation dusiies to sccuro li lies of the
pioneer mining duys of Southern
MAKE BIG PROFIT ONLY IN EARLY MELONS
Likewise in Early Vegetables,
ing Plants in Cans Placed in Coldframcs,
This Method Hastens the Grow
ing See.. on a, Full
The Rogue Itlver Valley truck gar
deners are finding their homo murket
as well as tho Portland market
seriously cut luto by the California,
growers, who, having tne advantage
of an earlier spring get their vege
tables, melons, etc., luto tho markets
of Grants Pass and other Oregon
towns before the local growers have
marketable paroduol. The fancy
prloes are thus past by the time the
Rogue River gardeners are ready
to begin marketing and their profits
are thereby greatly reduced and some
times when tho spring here is hit",
there are no profits at all to them.
The truck gardeuuors of New Jersey
found themselves a few years ago cut
out of the New York markets by the
earlier products from the Caroliuits
aud Florida. The Ukulihood of losing
the most profitable purt of their busi
ness caused them to devise menus to
successfully meet the Southern com
petition. This they did by starting
beans, cabbage, corn, melons, etc., iu
old caus aud thou when the weather
was warm aud the plants large, they
were planted in tho garden. Their
method was. to get old tomato aud
othet cans from the restaurants, melt
them apart in a brush or other Hre,
tis a string around the can side to
bold it together. Then fill tie s" cans
with very rich earth and plant in
them such seeds as wanted to produce
early products. Set those caus In a
ooldframe, that is located ou the
south side of some building to protect
it from north wiuds and place over
the frame a thin white cotton cover.
This cover Is faateued to the rear of
the ooldframe and has ou its front
edge, a wooden roller on which it
Oregon, such as a rocker, long torn,
picks, shovels aud other tools used by
the old-time miners. Handmade axes
and the primitive furnishings of the
miners oabiut would give a remiuesouut
feature to the exhibit, to the old
miners, many of whom are yet with
as, and the curios would be of special
interest to people from the East, few
of whom have any idea how gold
miuiug was carried on iu the days
whou a rockur, a pick aud sliovol, un
ax, a roll of blankets, some flour,
bouua, bacon aud coffee, constituted
the outfit of the miner. Kelius of
pioneer days iu Southern Oregon are
rapidly disapiieariug, some being de
stroyed and others carried away by
curio rolleutors aud it is a wise move
on the part of the Miners Association
to secure collection of these relics
before it is too late.
Rich Ore exl Horeeshoe.
A rich ore body was recently uncov
ered at tho Horsuahoe mine, tho prop
erty of Meado & Case, ou Jouos oreek
iu the viciuity of the Dry Diggings.
About two yeara ago T. ii. Meado
aud Sidney Andrew discovered a
stringer of quarU aud porphyry which
yielded handsome returns in free
gold. The ore was hauled to the
Wright quarts mill ut this place uud
oruslitul, giving returns of about (30
to the ton. Six tons of the ore was
hauled to Gold Hill also where it was
milled, netting six ouuoes of gold. As
they sank ou the vein, however, it be
came narrower iu width, finally
"piuchHjg" down to a few Inches aud
tho work ou it was for the time aban
doned. liocoutly N. II. Meade determined to
sink doiepcr ou this vein to determine
its further value or to see whether or
nut it "pinched" out altogether. As
the ore stringer was tollowod down
ward, it wideuod until at a depth of
about 25 foot, it had a width of some
two feet with every Indication of be
ing a permanent vein. Ore was
takuu out .and sacked. Samples were
taken from each of 2'J sacks and a mill
test was made by W. G.Wright and the
returns showed values of 8210 to tho
ton. Assay tests of the ore inadn at
different times show values varying
from fl05 to fl'jll to the ton. Tho ore
will bo milled at W. G. Wright's mill
iu this oity.
The Horseshoe Is one of a group of
mines Including the Gold King aud
the Suu Dauoe. The Gold King lias
been uuder development for boiiio
tluio aud has about 185 feet of tunnel
work. The Sun Dance was worked
uniuy years ago with uu arrustre by
Hall, Wiley & Pitrnoll uud yielded
first class returns, much of the ore
milling at thu rato of 8H0 or ninru to
tho ton. Thu convenient ore near the
surface was worked out ami the claim
was lluully abandoned at tho time of a
uow gold excitement The present
showing iu this group of mines is ex
ceptionally good. The location Is ex
tremely favorable for tho existence of
a rich gold projwrty aud it seems proh
ahlu that only a more thorough dvvel
opulent and demonstration of the quan
tity and value or thu ore is necessary
to makii this luino take rank among
the producing properties of Southern
Corn and Squashes by Start
cau be rolled up when the cold frame
is to be uncovered. This cover will
keep off the frosts and cold rains yet
let iu sufficient light for tiie growth
of the plants. Ou warm days this
oover is rolled back and in the last
jieriod that tho plants are in the cold
frame it is left off entirely to harden
the plants to outdoor life. Tepid
water is used for watering. When
thu weather has bcccoino settled and
the ground warm, the plants are
placed lu the field, where they are to
grow, by this time tho plants being
strong, vigoioua and hardy and from
six to eight Inches high. Thu method
of planting is to first make holes of
the sl,o to eiadily hold tho ran ami
Its plant. If a largo uomher of
plants, they can bu hauled out ou a
sled, but a few cau be curried on a
hoard. As the cutis have no bottom,
take a bricklayer's trowul or a
shingle to slip uuder eaoh can when
lifting out of the coldframti and whi n
transferring to thu ground. Set the
can with its plant lu the hole, press
the earth well about the can, then
cut thu string about the can ami care
fully pull It up and lay it up for
another year. If the job Is dime
properly, the roots of the plant lu the
oil of the cans hare uot been dis
turbed at all and the plant proceeds
with its growth as though uo trans
planting hail been done.
Ry starting plants iu cans in a
coldframu, garden stuff, coru, melons.
etc., cau be matured from four to six
weeks earlier than by wilting until
the weather ia sufficiently warm to
inako it sufu to plant seeds In the
garden. And the further advantage
Is had that the seeds are not liable to
tie rotted by a cold rain, or the plums
killed by a late frost, or by the
ravages of worms or insects. This
method enables the gardener to get
tils products iuto the market before
tne general rusti aud while prices sre
We are making very special . '.
prices on everything trom . '
10 to 00 per cent Discount
Iluy now a Dollar Saved
Is a Dollar Earned.
Thomas & O'Neill,
Uya Housefurnishers .
Grants Pass, - Oregon,
yet high. This crop being off the
la I'd so early, euabloa tho gardener to
grow a second crop of late stuff, thus
securing un increased productiveness
to his laud. The consequent profits
to bo had from the high prloes aud
double crops far more than reim
burse the gardener for the extra ex
pense of tho coldframo and cans.
It would be a good plan for the
gardonors and melon growers of
Rogue River Valley to try the oau
method of starting plants. Tim cau
method would entirely eliminate the
lottery feature of melon raising iu
this valley, for some years the raisers
secure barely half a crop aud these so
latu that the prlcoa are so low that
thero Is no profit in the business.
This was tho case last season whou,
owing to the lateuoss of the spring
ami the ravages of outworuis, when
these were sliipjiod, less than half the
number of cars that are usually sent
north from Rogue River Valley each
year. Some of the growers had to
replant thuir fields as high as three
times to replace tho plant killed by
cut worms. These worms are seldom
so numerous us lust spring, but there
are a few each year and they are sure
death to a young, tender melon plant
But these pests have the redeeming
feature of disappearing so soon as the
ground becomes warm and they also
will not touch a plant after it be
comes largo and tough. Tho loss sus
tained by the melon growers last year
would reimburso them for several
years for the extra expense of plant
ing by the ran method and they
would also make a saving lu cultiva
tion for tho ground could be giveu
such a lute cultivation iu thu spring
that tho woods would be given such a
setback that thu melon plants would
not be endangered by them. More
over, hniidweedliig, that back-break
ing work, would bo eliminated for
thu melon plants would be so large
that they could bo readily cultivated
witli a plow.
When conditions aru favorable,
there Is uot a more profitable crop
growu iu Rogue River Valley than
melons, and a method of growing that
will do away with the fttrn expense
and with the uncertainties of tho
yield aud enable the crop to lie placed
In tho uiiiiket euiiy In the season,
wlisti prices are high, should coin
mend Itself to the grnweis of this
alley. It Is with this object in
view that the Courier gives tho de
tails of a tuethcil that, if undertaken
hvihe farmers of it iguo Klver Val
lev, will make to them the growing
of melons a very profitable crop and
thn means of giving an Increase and
siuhlhty to an industry that rau be
made one of the leading sources of
wealth for Southern Oregon.
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1 am Clouinj? Out LEED'S DISC 11EC0RDS
75c Records at 50c Each
Xo moro at tlio price when theso aro sold.
W. A. PADDOCK
Kast of Depot
BARN BURNS ON APPLEG ATE
Serious Lose of the York Bros.
A large barn on the Henry Tork
place, on Applogate' near Kubll, waa
destroyed by fire on Sunday evening
with 65 tons of hay which It con
tained. The barn was near the road
but about half a mile distant from the
house where the owners live. There
is no explanation of the manner by
whloh it took fire and it is suspected
that it was the work of an lnoendiary.
The first intimation that the owners
had of the fire was a roaring noise
like that of a windstorm. Looking
out, they saw the barn flaming with
a light that was seen for miles Jup
aud dowu the valley. A -hay lake,
whloh was in the barn was the only
loss besides the building and the hay.
This barn was a flue structure, one of
the largest barns in the Applegate
valley aud had been only recently
completed. The loss Is roughly es
timated at about 81-100, without in
surance. The York brothers are large cattle
raisers aud the loss of the hay would
be much more serious were it not for
the exceptional mildness of the
present winter, the stock needing so
little feed that the supply of hay
remaining ia amply sufficient . for
JONES CREEK HATCHERY
Little Salmon Will Soon Make
Salmon eggs are still being taken at
the Joues crock hatchery, though tho
number secured lu the past two weeks
has been comparatively few. Tbey
have now taken a total of about
I, Hi H), 000 eggs of which by far thn
greater number aro sllversidea.
Thu time required for batching
varies from 40 to AO days according
to the temperature of the water, and
It will be some two or three weeks
yet before the little fish begin to ap
pear. In some of the eggs taken
curlier, however, the form of the lit
tle fish aro phtluly discerulblo and
they may some times be seen Indulg
ing in little wriggles inside the trans
parent casing of the egg. After
l.ulehing the young salmon will be
kept three or four weeks before being
High grade ore In small lots booght."
-W. O. Wright.