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THE GRAVE CREEK ROAD
Supervisor M&klnf Improve
menu That Will Last.
William Light, who liai a form near
Grave postoftlce and who ia supervisor
tit the Grave road district, was in
Grand Pass Wednesday to consult
Judge Booth on road matters. Mr.
Light ia oijo of the progressive road
supervisors of Josephine county and
that lie might better Inform liimaulf
cn the muthoda of tuodoru road build
jug he attended all the sessions of the
Oregon Good Hoada Annotation 'a con
vention that waa held in March iu
Granta Pass. Mr. Light ia now pot
ting some of those methods into prac
tice to the permanent benefit of the
roada in hia district and to the satis
faction of the traveling public and the
approval of tiie county conrt.
Mr. Light ia exis'iiding all the road
fund of hia district in ditches and
gravel, but only doing this work on
sections of road that are on a perma
nent locution and that ia free from
excessive grades. Mr. Light ia a
strong believer iu relocating roada
when the routes cun be bettered aa to
grade or shortened In diatance. With
tills view in end lie recently got a
petition for a change in the location
of a three mile suction of the road np
Uravo creek aud of the residents of
hia district, only one refused to sign
it. Th new roots ia to leave the
county road near the Grave oreek
bridge and follow up the north bank
until tlio road ia again intersected
Where It comes down oil the hill on
to oreek bottom. Ily the new route,
nearly a mile in distanco ' will he
Hived and no bridges will lie reqoired
aud the road will lie ou nn almost
Your Last Chance for a Piano
Before We Temporarily Close
Our Store in Grants Pass.
As stated last week, our Knlesinnn for Southern Ore
gon, . I. M. Ward, will bo away a groat deal this Summer
and llioro would bo no uho in going to any cxjionso for tlio
Su minor in carrying a stock to bcuomo shopworn. We
would, have to discount heavily on a shopworn stock next
Fall and lose the expenso as well.
FOUR PIANOS AND THREE ORGANS
WERE SOLD IN PAST EIGHT DAYS.
Only 3 Pianos Left
THEY MUST BE SOLD BY MAY 9th
when our rout expires, or they will be
made you on this piano ns well as on a
Wcsor liros. and a Wellington piano, which comprise the slock left. Easy terms.
$28 FOR A
JL M. Ward, Salesman
Courier Mock, -Grants Pass
For Allen & Gilbert - Kamuker Co., Portland, Oregon
JOS. WOLKK, Mgr., J. L. CAI.YK.lt r, Treas.
level grade, no plane to exceed one
per cent. The greater part of tha
distance the road will be on an ancient
gravel bar rendering grading and
ditching unnecessary. It ia nearly all
on Improved laud with only brosh
to clear away. For a short distance
the road will pass through the culti
vated land of J. P. Duncan, uew
settler and a progressive farmer, who
last year moved and bought the Stein
er farm, formerly the Kspy place.
The road will pass through one aide
of Mr. Duncan's orchard, bat lie asys
he will ask uo damagea from the
county and will do the further unusual
thing for an Oregon farmer by re
building Ilia feucea along the new
road and of grubbing op the apple
trees that will be in the way at his
own expense. The chauge in tiie
Grave creek load aa advocatod by
Supervisor Light would shorten the
distance to the railroad for the set
tlers Id the oppur part of that valley
nearly a mile and would give them a
section of level road instead of having
to climb up a long hill and then down
again and to also climb several in
tervening hills and some of these hills
have grades aa steep aa 10 and 12 per
cent Tlio need for five bridges and
loug culverts across canyons will be
done away with thus making a sav
ing to the bridge expense of the
county. This old road ia over clay
hills aud it gets to be a inud hole iu
the winter aud there ia uo rock con
venient to gravel or macadamize it.
The change of route iu this road ia in
line with the policy of the county
court in having tlio roads put ou
routes that will be permanent aud
which will eliminate nil the- bridges
and heavy grades possible and put the
roads ou routes that will he the least
expensive to Improve and to keep iu
new and beautiful, in mahogany case,
always sells for $;150; a snap will bo
MM & HAMLIN ORGAN
Coming From Dsvkota.
T. N. Oiom arrived in Grants Pass
Tuesday to spend wees with his
son, O. O. Oinm, manager for Jose
phine county for the local telephone
service of the Paciflo States Telephone
& Telegraph Company. Mr. Oium is
from North Dakota, where he is en
gaged ia fanning near Lisbon. He
statea that while they bad an ojien
winter and no heavy storms or bill
iards, yet the apriug waa backward
and tlio farmers were busily seeding
when he left last week. Tbeir work
was not progressing very rapidly aa
the nights were so cold that frequent
ly it would be 10 o'clock ia the fore
noon before the groaad would be
thawed sufficiently to enable harrow
ing to be done. Mr. Olum says the
farmers of his aeotlon are making
money and .most of them are con
tentod. He states that there will be
a very great number of people from
hia state visit Oregon thla aummer,
the low ratea to the Lewia aud Clark
fair being the incentive. Of these
fair exhibitora he aayi many of them
are coining to look over Oregon with
a view of locating and he thinks
Rogue Hiver Valley will get a good
share of the bomeaeekbra and in
You cannot have good h alth unless
your kidueya are sound, for the kid
neys filter the blood of impurities
which otherwiae act as irritating
poinoni and break down the delicate
organs of the body and cause serious
trouble. If you have kidney or blad
der trouble and do not use Foley's
Kidney Cure.youwill have only your
solf to blame for results, as it posi
tively cotes all forms of kidney and
bladder diseases. For sale by Rotor
muud aud The Model Drug Store.
Front M., near Fourth.
COURIER. GRANTS PASS, OREGON. MAY 5, 1905.
HOW TO SAVE PLATINUM.
How It Is Don swt the
Editor Courier: Reference to me
writing an article on platinum I will
say that your local in the last iaane of
the Courier reminds me of my prom
ise. What I did say waa thla, that by
recent investigation I have discovered
tbat by our old method of cleaning up
our alaice bozei we were loaing at
least lix-aeventha of the platinum,
perhaps more, surely not leal than that
proportion, saving only the very
heaviest of it ; that monthly clean
up of about a dozen boxes by taking
tbe black sand up with the amalgam
and panning In tub saved 1J ounces
of platinum, whereas by tbe old
method I would have got but
of an ounoe. Thla gave me ounces
of platinum for my extia trouble.
Platinum is flat and thin and some
of It very light, though heavy its
very shape makes it eluaive in run
ning water.' To get It all out of tbe
flume one muet take up all of tbe
heavy black land, the shovel must fit
c.'ose to the bottom of tbe flume, must
be sharp and must be held tight to the
bottom aud then if great care is not
used the platinum will boil over the
hovel and it being the color of water
it cannot be seen as it goes over.
Tbe old fashioned way of holding the
ahovel in the current of water until
the amalgam ii clean lendi all of the
platinum over the ahovel excepting
that which ia under the amalgam.
Then again the method of panning ia
the race forfeit! the larger portion of
what platinum you have recovered
from the flume. Panning in a tub
hard enough to free the amalgam of
black land aenda over the pan into the
tub, unobserved with the black land,
nearly all of the platinum. After the
amalgam liaa been panned over, take
the aand from the tub and pan it
very alowly, keeping a sharp lookout
for partioles of platinum, retaluing
the platinum in the pan. Pan down
to about a half of a teaonp full of
ditritus, then put thia in a blow pan
and dry on atove; when thoroughly
dry blow the waste matter from the
platinum aa yon would blow black
aand from gold. By being careful
one can save all of it. It is tedious
but it pays. I now have on hand
aeven ouncea of platinnm and expsct
to get as much moie in the final
cleanup. When we oooaider that there
were but one hundred and ten (110)
ounoea of platinum reported mined in
the United Statea iu 11)04 thia ia not a
bad allowing for one mine.
A gentleman well versed in mining
lore and strictly reliable informs me
that sodium amalgam will amalgam
ate platinum and that it will amal
gamate all kiuda of metal but muat
be used iu a rusty pau. It ia said to
injure the flngors and that it will dis
solve In water after it has done its
work. This is worth trying aa it ia
a cheap chemical and is kept at drug
stores. Very truly yours.
W. J. Wimer.
Deep Gravel Mines, Waldo, Oregon.
Operations In Gallce District.
O. E. McManna returned Weduesday
from a three days trip to Oalloe to
see how hia partner W. H. Emeraon,
waa making it on prospect work
that ho ia carrying ou a promis
ing ledge in that district. Mr. Mo
Mauus thinks they may striae It rich
on their claim as the showing is
Of mining operations in the Qalice
district, Mr. McManna reports that
piping is being carried on with full
heada of water at both the Galioe
Consolidated and the Auderaon placera
aud that their cleanups ia likely to
be very good. At the Golden Wedge
five men are employed driving a tun
nel and the prospects are very en
couraging for the finding of a profita
At the Homestvke.
The Ilomestake niiue three-fourths
of a mile west of Woodville is shut
down after a short run with the five
sump mill with which the mine is
St. Lukes Church.
Suuday, May 7, at the morning and
eveuiug services, there will be a
repetition of the music rendered on
Easter Day. The morniug service
ia at 11 and the eveniug service at
8:00 o'clock. Tho subject for the
morning will be "The Bible as the
Book of Life," aud iu the eveuiug
"The Aim of Life." The Sunday
School and Bible Class meet at 10 a.
The Baptist Church.
Public woiship at 10:30 a. m. j ser
mon by the pastor; topic, "The Lord's
Work aa Carried Go by the Church
The ordiuauce of the Lord 'a Supper
will be administered aud the hand of
fellowship giveu to new members.
Bible school at 13 m. Preparations
fot Children 'a Day are already under
way. 6 :80 p. . m. the B. Y. P. V. I
meets. Ereuing worship at 7:30; sermon-
topic, "The Greatest Power ou
Kaith. " ,
The Salvation Army.
Services every night at 8 p. m.
except Mouday aud Friday. Suuday
May Tin, ltfOS, 1 :30 p. m. Junior
meeting aud Bible class; Hp. m. in
door holiness meeting and family
gathering. 8 p. in. Great Salvation
equipped. The power heretofore used
bai been a gasoline engine, bnt gaso
line being too expensive it will no
longer be uaed and electrio power will
be installed to soon as the Condor
Power & Water Company get tbeir
electric transmission in operation on
the line that tbey are now putting in
between their power station at Gold
Ray and Granta Pass, and wbicb
passes within ball a mne 01 me
Homestake mine. It is stated tbat be
fore the mine is again started up
tbat five stamps will be added to the
mill, making a 10-atamp mill. Tbis
mine has been operated in a small
way from time to time for several
yeara paat and it baa shown np well
for the development work done aud
there ia every likelihood tbat it will
become a good producer and be a sub
stantial addition to the mining indus
try of thia section. -
BUILDING AT OREGON BELLE
Mill Building Will Soon Be Com
pleted and Machinery Installed.
A. J. Pike came down from Jack
sonville Tuesday to spend a couple of
days with hii family aud to attend
to some business matters. Mr. Pike
has charse of tbe work of installing
fthe 10 stamp mill that is being
erected at that mine by Foster & Gun
nell, managers for the New York
& Western Mines Company, who are
the ownera of the Oregon Belle. Mr.
Pike stated tbat they have the lum
ber all sawed at the mill, which is a
part of the plant, for the qnartz mill
building and other buildings that
may be needed. Thia week the work
of framing the building waa begun
and Mr. Pike expects to be able to
get the frame work up next week and
witb large force of men to hurry the
completion of tbe building, which ia
to be of 10 atamp capacity. One car
of machinery arrived last week
and another car of machinery wil!
arrive next week. The work of in
stalling thia machinery will be begun
in the near future and it ia expected
to have the mill running within the
next three months.
Mr. Pike stated that development
work was being pushed day aud night
with two ahifts of men for eaoh of
the two ledges that are being opened
up. Two power anus are Deiug
operated by a steam power compressor
to facilitate the work of blasting.
Both ledgea have been crossout at low
depths, each haa shown an increase
iu both width and values. This
development work has been carried
on steadily for the past eight months
and the fact has been established
that the Oregon Belle ia certain to be
oome one of the big gold producera
of Southern Oregon.
Development work ia beiug carried
on at the Hammersley mine on Upper
Jump-off-Joe by three men, J. M.
Whipple of Woodville being in charge
of the work. It is understood that F.
S. Osgood, of Seattle managing owner,
will put on a foil force of men in the
near future and will then operate the
mill with which the mine is equipped.
A Peculiar Gold Specimen..
A rarity in gold specimens was
shown In Grants Pass Monday by
Prof. J. P. McConuell of Glendalo.
It was a piece of aerpentiue rock of
about five ouncea in weight that was
made up of alternate layers of gold
and of rock. The gold was in sheets
as thin as sheets of paper extending
entirely through the rook. The yel
low sheen of the gold aud the dark
green of the rock made a blendiug of
colors that made the specimen a
very liaudeome one. This sample
was from a new ledge recently opened
by E. H. Yansey and Roy Oaranppe
five miles irom Morlin, but the exact
location ia not made public for the pres
nut bv the owners of the mine. An
opeu cut of 20 feet deep at the back
eud has been made aloug the ledge
aud the showiug as the samples,
show, is exceedingly satisfactory and
the development wil) be coutinued
uutil the full extent aud value of the
ledge ia ascertained.
rally and battle for souls. All arc
The officers in charge, Capt. aud
Mrs. Louis Brugman.
Former officer iu charge, Lieutenant
Lamer, who was here temporarily,
haa goue out of active service, aud is
now snooeeded by Capt. and Mrs.
Louis Biugman, who came from Ore
gon City. They were receutly joined
iu wedloci at Portlaud, Oregon. Both
officers are well knowu among sal-
vatiouiats aud army frieuda and can
look back upou a life of saccess since
their career aa officers. Their interest
aud highest wish ia to be a blessing
to the community. From now ou
there will be meetings at the hall
every utght at 8 p. m, except ou
Mouday aud Friday. Also ou the Suu
day afternoon at 8 p. m. there will be
conducted regularly Salvation Holi
ness meetings. To all these uiettiuga
tbey extend a hearty invitation to
D Not B ImpoMd L'pon.
Foley is Co., Chicago, originated
Honey aud Tar aa a throat and lung
remedy, aud ou account of the great
merit and popularity or Foley's
Houuy and Tar many Imitations -are
offered for the genoius. Ask for
Foley 'a Hooey aud Tar and refuse auy
substitute offered as uo other prepara
tion will give the same satisfaction,
ll ia mildly laxative. It coutaius uo
opiatte and ia safest for children aud
ueiicaiv tumj,. rur wie ot ituiei-
muud and The Model Drug Store.
.11. . . v- I . I 1 1
Sevsa ICDaoai koans aoaa ka seat 13
"PLAY EAST FOR SUCKERS"
Eastern Capitalists Think West
erners Do Not Play Fair.
William Bailey, the well known
mining man, arrived in Grants rasa
Sunday to spend a week with his old
friends and to look over the present
mining situation tn soutnoru vregou.
Mr. Bailer is operating in mining
property in the gold district of Van
couver Island ana also in me nu-
land distriot in British Columbia.
He saya that the mining business up
north is in a most flourishing condi-1
tion. The British districts have not !
been blacklisted in the money centers
of the world, as have those on this
side of tho line, by wildcat promoters
aud consequently capitalists are moro
free to invest and develop tho mines.
Many of the properties are low grade,
but of very largo size. Smelters are
nsed to handle this ore aud so perfect
has the process been brought to, that
some of the smelters are able to treat
ore at a cost as low as fl.00 per ton.
This small expense iB only attainable
at mines that have self-fluxing ore
and can got cheap fuel
Mr. Bailey spent lJst summer aud
fall in the East aud in Europe,
making his principal stops at New
York, London aud Paris. Of the work
of the ubiquitous and ever-smooth
wildcat promoter, Mr. Bailey said he
found evidence of it in the Eastern
states and in Enropo. So many men
had been swindled by these sharpers
that in New York he had the com
plaint continually thrown np to him
"That you Westerners keep all the
best investments at home aud give us
only the trash aud we are tiled cf
beiug played for suckers." Iu Lon
don, thaf Mecca for the proniotors of
tho world, both legitimate and fraud
ulent, and in Paris Mr. Bailey heard
the same complaint of the unscru
CuIoub work of the dishonest promo
ter, only thero the charge was broad
ened to include all Amerieaus. Mr.
Bailey thinks the uew California
law, to punish persons who misrepre
sent b reports aud oiherwiso mining
property, is a move iu the right di
rection aud is a law that should be
adopted by all mining states.
Aax Making Good Showing.
A. E. Kaiser returned Sunday from
the Mt. Reuben district, where he
was for a conplo of days lookiug over
some mining property. Mr. Kaisnr
reports R. Williams, who owns the
Ajax mine, has been steadily carrying
on developmeut work ou that mine
for some mouths past and he now has
a fine lot of ore both ou tho dump and
iu the stope. Mr. Williams has his
mine equipped with a steam power
two-stamp mill and lie will begin mil
ling ore in a short .time. He has biKI
teet of tunnel opened and tho ledge
now showa a clear width of 10 feet of
high grade ore.
Returns to Scenes of Early Days.
W. F. Lewis and W. M. McKinuey
were in Grants Puss Monday and
Tuesday getting an outfit for prospect
ing. They wero from Foster, on the
Upper Santiam river and both were
practical miuers. Mr. Lewis is one
of the pioneer miners of Southern Ore
gon and for the past 51 years he has j
followed that business aud has been '
iu every mining camp of the Pacific'
states and now ho returns to Rogue j
River Valley to again try his luck. 1
Though 70 years of age, he is as spry 1
and strong as the average man cf M j
years aud lie shouldered his prospec-1
tor's outfit with the same alacrity as :
did li in companion, who is a young I
man. Mr. Lewis lauded iu JacLson- j
ville from the Willamette Valley iu !
June, ISM, and beiug without money to j
get a grubstake lie helped make the j
shakes for tho first store building
erected iu Jacksonville, a lug struc
ture. Tho following week he began
mining iu Rich gulch and worked
there nulil late iu the fall wheu lu
weut to Yreka.
lls did not return
as he considered the
district so worked out that he could
not make an ounce of gold a day, and
J anything less than that was too small
I for a uiiuer of those days to work at.
Woman Suffrage Club Organized.
Grants Pass is to take (art in the
equal suffrage movement, which is
beiug carried ou over the stale to gi t
tho constitution changed so tbat the
women of Oregon may have the right
to vote at state and residential elc
tiou, as tbey now have school elec
tions. Mrs. Gail Laugbliu cf Port
laud, state organi.-.tr for the On gun
Equal SatTrage Association, v:u iu
Grauts Pass Tuesday an ! that eve-
uiug she held a uieui ing at the Pap-
tist church, tbat was fairlyuvll .it.
teuded, aud gave au u.ldress on equal
suffrage. Following lur address tin
Grants Pass Equal SatTrage club was
oigaui.ed and Mrs. Ora Hood was
elected presidmt uud Mrs. t'alrcrt
secretary. A membership of over
30 was secured and the local ltaders
ID the movement expect to
iucreaso this list iu the mar
Juylinj With Dynimite
Ia no more dangerous tr.au to u. gleet
kiduey disorders, Foley's Kidn. v Cure
corrects irregularis 'and has 'cured
many severe cases afli r other treat
ment lias failed. It builds up the
woruout tissues and restores health
aud vigor. "1 was troubled w:th kid
ney complaint f r about two t,,,!,
writes A. II. Davis of Mt. St.-iltu'g.
Iowa, "but two bottUs of Folty's
nuu,'r v ure eueoto.i a twrmam-nt
i cure. t or ?ale
The Model Drug
I v Hote.-inuud aud
WORK-Sewing or washing,
... j unrt Address Mrs.
Caulfield, box 168. Grants Pass.
BOARD aud lodging wanted with
tamilT bv a gentleman, who
ran cive good references. A quiet.
: . j
i.nmu nice waniea.
"Boarder", Courier office.
FOR SALE 150 head of Angora goats.
L. A. Marsters, Merlin, Oregon.
HAY Baled or loose f 14, First class
full height Otto J. Knipa.
FOR SALE Half interest in a
grocerv business, address P. O. box
017, Grants Pass.
HORSES FOR SALE Four head
cood heavy horses for logging or
freighting. Address C.
Strom, Wimer, Or.
PAliM FOR BALE two miles from Mer
r lin, lt acres-ainiut 50 seres of good
bottom land. 25 acres in cultivation, small
house and barn and about AO acres under
fence, balance of land suitable for orchard
or iiasture. For further particulars ad
dress W. M. Crow, Merlin, Oregon.
ACRE ranch, good prune and
aile orchard, small fruits in
abundance; water tor initiation, oesmes
serines on every 40 acres; center of a good
range countrv; two dwslling bouses, big
barn, every thing complete; well sheltered
from trusts, good mining markets, one
half mile north of Tunnel t, price $i,500.
Inquire at tbis olhce.
IF YOU ARE GOING TO BUILD,
use Leoua Lumber. It is aa cheap
as the cheapest and as good as the
best. Call at W. L. Ireland's lota
on the corner of Fourth and B
streets (near Central School Build
ing) and examine the quality and
get prioes from J. I. Montgomery,
the ageut. P. O. Box 109, Grants
FOR RENT Room in private
laniily. J. D. Drake, at 7th Street.
FRANK BURNETT Upholstering,
mission furniture made to order.
PROF.J. A. SIBBETS, practical in
structions in instrumental music.
PASTURAGE, for horses and cows,
good feed and water, near town,
M. W. Wheeler.
STRONG TEAM, stout wagon, if
you want work done drop me a card
to Grants Pass. W, J. Sturges.
Thoroughbred, white Plymouth
Rock eggs, 15 for 1. 00 Moore's
second hand store.
and more of them
when you want
Comb White Leghorns, the business
fowl of America. Yards headed by
cockerels from a pen with a record of
'-!-" eggs per year per hen. Eggs $1.60
for 15; 2.50 for 1)0. GRANITE EG i
Ac POULTRY YARDS, W. J. Mesaon
ger. Prop , Ashland, Oregon.
E. A. WADE
. NOTIONS, Etc.
Front Street, west Palace hotel
GRANTS PASS, ORE.
I own and will sell two cot
tages, new, close in; one 4
rooms, box; one (-rooin frame,
besides buttery, bath and large
closets; Porch Kx2S; up-to-date
house. Terms-to suit. Will
take some good property as
Wagcn and team for sale.
J. D. DRAKE.
Phone 484. Giants Pass, Ore.
FARMERS FEED STABLE
J. E. KEKI.EY, Proi-r.
Last stable south on Sixth street.
Room under cover for 160 horses art!
40 wagons. l;ox stalls. Corrall I it
1 inly the best hay, clean grain ard
alfalfa fed. Rolled barley and oil or
No diseased horses allowed. Pc.t
running water, a:id trough clean -o
V ailing room and toik-t room whtic
ladies c;mi leave wraps und arrange
Prices reasonable and 'jest care gi :ii
Parties (Join A nay
or Moviii"; in 1
lri oin a distance need not go
to expense of shipping their
piano or organ. We will ex- J
liaise for an organ or piauo
anywhere in the U. S. and I
lay down at nearest R. R. J
point; any piano or organ J
you may want. Installments 3
on any instruments delivered J
in Oregon, Washington, 1
C alifornia, Idaho or Montana. 2
Cash or bankable note for de- J
livery iu other states. 5
J. M. WARD, t
Salesman for 4
Alh u AGilbert-Kamakcr Co. $
High giade ore in small lots bought
-W. G. Wright.
OSrinrts Dox. 23c