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GRANTS PASS, JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, MAY 5, 1905.
SHERMAN & IRELAND
The Real Estate Men
Houses to Rent. Money to Loan.
ROOMS 10 and 12 MASONIC TEMPLE.
Grants Pass Banking & Trust Co.
PAID CP CAPITAL STOCK
Transacts a general banking business..
Receives deposits subject to check or on demand certificate.
Our customers are assured of courteous treatment ami every consideration con
sistent with sound hanking principles.
Safety deposit boxes for rent. J. I'll AN K WATSON, Pres.
K. A. BOOTH, Vice-l'res.
L. L. JEWELL, Cashier.
The First National Bank
OF SOUTHERN OREGON.
Receive deposits subject to check or on certificate pavalile on demand .
Helis sitfht drafts on New York, Ban Francisco and 1'urlland
Telegraphic transfers sold on all points in the United States
Special attention given to collections ami general business of our customers.
Collections made throughout Southern Oregon, and on accessible puints.
R. A. ltOOTH, Vrva
J - C. CAM I'll KI. I., Vice Tres.
H. L. UII.KKY, lashier.
Grants Pass, Ore.
To cold draughts of air, to keen and
cntting winds, sudden changes of tem
perature, scant; clothing, nndue ex
posure of the throat and neck after
public speaking and singing, bring on
coughs and colds. Ballard's Hore
honnd Syrup is the best cure.
Mis. A. Bprr, Houston, Texas,
writes, Jan. 31, 11)02: "One bottle
of Ballard's Horehouud Syrop cured
me of a very bad cough. It Is very
pleasant to take." 25o, 60c, fl.00.
For sale by Rotermuud and The Model
A Good Suggestion.
Mr. C. B. Waiuwright of Lemon
City, Fla., has written the manu
facturers that much bettor results
are obtained from tho use of Chamber
luin's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea
Remedy in cases of pains in the
stomach, colic and cholera morbus by
taking it in water as hot as can be
drank. That when taken in this wny
the effect is double in rapidity. "It
seems to get at the right sot iu
stuntly, " he Bays. For sale by all
THE MT. BALDY DISTRICT
A Promising District Closs to
U rants Pass).
A recent visit to the Mt. Baldy
mining district situated four miles
southeast of Grants Pass, was amply
repaid by the discovery, as it were, of
some of the best prospects not to say
mines in Southern Oregon. If this
camp were located in some arid desert
almost uninhabited as are the lately
discovered mining camps of Touapah
and Gold Fields in Nevada, there
would be rush of Argonants into
the district in search of the Golden
Fleece that would speedily fill it with
a seething population and make
Grants Pass a thriving oommer-
oial oenter with a population of 10
000 people. Bnt we are continually
reminded of the old adage that dis
tance lends enohantment and that
maukind is disposed to seek after the
precious things of this world in
strange and almost inacoessable places
rather than pick op the shining dub
lets beneath its feet.
The Mt Baldy district known more
familiarly to the early pioneers of
Southern Oregon as the "Jewett
miue" (because of the somewhat
celebrated mine bearing that
euphonious oognomen being named
after its discoverer and first exploiter)
was discovered in the early 60'i when
the savage and warlike Rogne River
Iudian was abroad in the laud with
tomahawks and scalping knife in
hand seeking to relieve the paleface
miner of his surplus hair.
One half the story of the dangers,
hardships and privations through
which these early pioneers passed in
conquering the wilderness will nevor
bo told. The average traveler of to
day comfortably ensconced in a pal
ace car passing op the valley of the
Rogue on the swift winged arrows of
steam cannot realize bow muoh the
world is indebted for the comfort
it now enjoys to the pioneer who took
his wlfo and household gods and
struck boldly out into the wilderness
and oonqunred it from savagery.
Green creek, Hamlin gulch an J
Jewell creek, which all have their
source in Monnt Baldy and Grouse
mountain were successfully worked
for placer gold by pick, pan and shov
el nd rocker and other primitive
mothods used in the pioneer days of
mining in Southern Oregon. It is
said to have been very rich, yielding
large sums of the preoious yellow
metal. It was natural for the miners
to reason that this gold came down
by gravitation from higher elevations
on the rugged mountains which
frowned above them ; and they began
a systematic search for its source, by,
to use a familiar expression among
that nsoful class of miners peculiar
to Southern Oregon called "pocket
hunters," "pot holing" the sides of
the mountains aud panning ont the
dirt to detect any partioles of gold
which may have oome down from
ledges above and they were soon re
warded by the discovery of the Jewett,
Comstock, Grouse mountain and
other valuable olaima. These mines
A full now lino of Men's and Boys' Golf and Negligeo
Shirts in tho latest creations in Pongee and Japanese
Crepes, also several new lines of Halgriggan Underwear. If
you wish to get something new and up-to-date, now is tho
time to make your selection while our stock is complete.
Our prices are right and our goods are right. Givo us a
trial and bo convinced.
Remember the place.
will in the near future, the writer is
iucllned to' think, make Grants Past
uoted for its smelters and redaction
works. I hops the skeptical and pes
simistic knockers who infest the
streets of Grants Pass, will not all
laugh at once at this seemingly unto
ward prediction of an optimistio and
firm believer in the future greatness
of Southern Oregon. Bnt seeing is
believing and the moat skeptical can
be oonvinoed by personal examina
tion of the mines and prospects to
this promising district.
H. O. Perkins.
RULES FOR HOMESTEADERS
Commissioner Richards .
W. A. Richards, commissioner of
the general land office, baa prepared
a circular letter of instructions, a
copy of which will be sent in the fu
ture to every person who makes a
homestead entry of pnbllo land. The
letter s intended to acquaint every
entryman with the terms and pro
visions of the homestead law, and the
reqntrments for obtaining land nnder
its provisions so that, in the future,
ignorance of the law will not palli-
atee any failure to oomply with it,.
Sixty-nine thousand homestead en-
trios were made last year and this
year they are averaging 4000 a month.
On the back of the circular letter
is printed information oonoerning the
homestead law, the reqnirments of
the general land office and suggestions
to the entryman, which, if folly fol
lowed, would enable blm to fully
comply with the, law in letter and
The olrcualr letter is as follows :
"The papers supporting your reoent
homstead entry bave been reoeived,
examined and filed in this office. In
order that yon may be folly informed
as to your duties under this entry, as
well as of the cause which may re
sult in its cancellation, yon should
carefully road, study ard remember
the suggestions printed on the back
of this letter, because any failure on
your part to onre any oxisting de
fect in the entry or any failure to fol
ly and in good faith comply with the
laws requiring residenoe, improve
ments, cultivation and proof will be
sure to result" in the cancellation of
the entry and the loss of your improve
ments. "En try men should constantly bear
in mind that any sale or contract or
agreement to sell any of the lands em
braced in their entries, or any part
thereof, or any interest therein, prior
to making final proof will cause the
entry to be oanoelled, and may even
result in the cancellation of the
patent should suoh patent be inad
"It should also be constantly re
membered that any false statement
made in either the affidavits or fiual
proof, made in support of any entry,
will not only cause its cancellation,
but may result in criminal indictment
"If at any time yon desire any fur
ther information than is given in those
suggestions, for the purpose of enabl
ing yon to oomply with the law, of
to make proof, yon can obtain the
same by inquiring, in writing or
otherwise, either at this offloe or of
the register aud receiver."
FEES SHOW PROSPERITY
County Clerk's Office Making a
The fees received at the oounty
clerk's office is a good indication of
the business prosperity of the oounty.
That Josephine oonuty is progressing
is proven by the steady increase in
the fees of the oonuty olerk's office.
Last year the monthly recoipts
amounted to about (2b0 to 376. With
the opening of this year it rnu up to
$300 per month and for April it
reached 1330. 6a County Clerk F. H.
Cheshire thinks this will be the high
water mark for some mout bs to como
of the receipts for his office as the
new fee law, enaoted by the last
legislature, goes into effect this
month. Heretofore the recording fee
has been 85 cents per folio of 100
words, bnt under the new rate it
will be bnt SO cents a folio. Bnt as
the filing of mining olaims, and of
other legal documents and recording
of deeds, the issuing of marriage li
censes, etc, is steadily increasing
County Clerk Cheshire states that the
fees of his office will soon be on the
gain again, and that by another year
the reoeipts will be fully $400 per
NOTE TERMS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD.
Now Round Extonsion Tablos
Very reasonable prices.
New prices on Iron Bods
Now Kitchen Cabinets
CARPET SALE STILL GOES ON
A few Romnants loft; bring tho measuro of your
room and buy a Carpet for it at one-third off.
NO Bring this ad with you; on any of tho above
J-J named reduced goods its worth from 10 to 20
per cent to you.
Thomas (& O'Neill
A BUMPER GRAIN CROP
Prospects for Fruit and Grain In
Josephino County Excellent.
Commissioner O. F. Lovelace,
was in Grants Pass Monday aud Tues
day attending a session of oouuty
court, from his farm near Wlldervillo.
Mr. Lovelace stated that not lu his
experience lu farmiug in Josephine
has ho seen tho grain look so well as
it does this spring. Wheat Is now
three aud four feet high and is head
ing out and harvest will be fully two
weeks earlier this your than usual.
Oats, barley and til her gralu look
generally well and will be ripe earlier
than nsual. As to the aero aud yield
of wheat Mr. Lovelace stated that the
acreage was muoh larger this year
than ever boforo sown In this oounty
aud that the yield would be the record
breakqr for Josephine oounty. Alfalfa
is not so unusually promising but
looks well and the yield will be fully
up to the avorngo, while the acreage
is much larger, for the farmers are
generally Increasing their hay If nd.
The fruit prosccts Mr. Lovehtoe
stated were equally as encouraging
as is the grain as he had observed
while traveling over the county in
looking after bridge aud road matters.
Though the early spring has put fruit
much more forward than usual yet so
far It has not boeu injured by frosts.
Tho area to fruit has been largely In
creased lu the lust live years and many
farmers will still further eularge
their orchards while many new oues
are being planted. Mr. Lovelace
thinks the time is not distant when
fruit raising will he one of the leading
and most piotttuble industries of Jose
The Hub Glothina Store I
S. Garf Inkle, Proprietor ,
nVTll SIXTH ST1SEET, NEXT TO LAYT0X HOTEL t
On account of ill health I havo decided to closo out my
cntiro stock of
BICYCLES, TALKING MACHINES,
FISHING TACKLE, WATCHES, KNIVES, RAZORS,
STROPS and BRUSHES, SHEARS and SCISSORS,
FOOTBALL and BASEBALL GOODS.
OIIi Wo havo a largo stock of 15ig 4, S-in-l, Colo's
Many Use, Kid, Columbia, flun Oil, Sowing Miiohino and
Typewriter Oil. Wo will oil you up choiip. Our goods aro
fresh new stock. Wo havo Hoveral shipments yet unpacked.
Como and get your choice of theso goods at a P.AHGAIX.
Yours for business,
W. A. PADDOCK
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