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GRANTS PASS. JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 1905.
Sell Real Estate t
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You are invited to investi
gate my large list of City and
Ground Fioor, Courier Building.
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Grants Pass Banking & Trust Co.
PAID UP CAPITAL STOCK
Transacts a general banking business.
Receives deposits sulject to check or on demand certificates.
Our customers are assured of courteous treatment and every consideration con
sistent with sound banking principles.
Safety deposit boxes for rent. J. KRANK WATSON, Pres.
R. A. HOOTH, Viee-Pres.
L. I.. JEWELL, Cashier.
Grants Pass, Ore.
G. A. Cobb Real Estate Company
G (Front) street, Grants Pass, Oregon
Are in a position to offer to the purchasing public bargains in
all manner of Real Estate or Personal Property, such as small
or large Farms; vacant or improved City Lots, in acre tracts or
less, in payments to suit purchaser. We only invite your in
vestigation to convince you. We are also hamlling New and
Second-Hand Goods, Horses, Milch Cows, Burros, Packing
Outfits, etc, Give us a call. ::::::
, We have this week a good ranch, close to town, to excange for city
property, and some cheap light rigs from $2.50 to $20.00.
F E E 1)
and SALE STABLES
DEAN 4. DICKISON, PROPRIETORS.
Office and telephone removed to Golden Gate stable, opposite Hotel Jose
phine, for July and August while our new stable is being erected.
Sunrise Condensed Milk
That is out to make a reputa-:
ticm. Is made at a new conden
wry on Coos liay, the big dairy
district of Oregon.
Proved to lie the Best
by the agent who bought a can
of another brand and opened
it and one of bis and proved his
was the iiest.
Is Not Two-ihirds Sugar,
Water and Corn Starch
But is pure cows milk and is
just as good as cow's milk for
your coffee. Try it and lie con
vinced. Introductory- Price of 10c per Can
on single cans. Special rates on
Made in Spokane from hard
wheat, which makes tho best
cracker of any wheat. Try a
package at 2o cents.
Front St., near Fourth.
New Pi ices for
Beginning August 1st,
prices for Caskets wil be as
All $25 Caskets reduced to J15
AU$30 " " $20
$.&$40 " " $25
Black Cloth Caskets reduced
50 per cent.
Hearst and service in proortion.
These prices are for cash only.
A, U. Bannard
BIG Furniture Store
North (.th St.,
GRANTS PASS, OHKGON.
HAS SOLVED GOOD
Simple Contrivance Which 1
Revolutionizing Travel In the
It has remained for a Missonrian to
solve the good roads problem and
carry on a crnsade among the f iruiere
of the Mississippi valley which one
noted agriculture expert declarei to
be the most Important work done
among agriculturists for a score nf
years. The good roads' special trains
originated with D. Ward King, a
modest farmer of Ma'tland, who has
conclusively proved that the nieauest
dirt road in the state can be trans
formed into a well-rounded, wel.-
drained poblio highway, as hard
aud solid as a race track, and main
tained in this splendid condition at
an annual expense of but $3.50 a mile.
How has this great discovery, of
inestimable value to city dweller as
well as to farmer, been brought
about? The story is a simple one.
Twenty years ago Mr. King was
aroused to the necessity of improving
the load which leads from his farm
horns to the near-by town of Maitlaud.
It was rutty, full of chuckholes,
uneven, at ccrtau times of the year
virtually impassable. It wag on a
par with other neighborhood roads,
bnt Mr. King studied the problem aud
how best to solve it.
Finally, be hit npon a home-made
contrivance, so homely and simple
that tlie neighbors who watched hi in
work with it were forced to laugh.
Walking through his stable yard
Mr. King chanced to spy an old pump
stock which had been torn up aud had
laid unused for several yean. This
pomp Btock lie took, aud, laying a
log, split iu half, parallel with it,
he fastened the two together with
rough boards aud chains, then, hitch
ing a hotse to the home-made drag aud
standing npou it, lie dragged the
road to Maitlaud. Twice, three
times, a half dozen times, whilo the
road was still wet from recent rains,
he dragged the entire length, and
then dismounted to look at what he
A rolling, well-drained aud com
pact road extended from the farm
house to town. Mr. King had solved
Every year siuc that Mr. King has
dragged his road regularly. "I have
kepi track of it as to the amount of
time aud Hud that the average it once
a mouth," lie says. "That's uot
very much work to secure a good
road I dragged from ray own gate
to my neighbor's, a half a mile; it
takes about 20 minutes. I don't
make many trips to town before I
have regained the time expended in
dragging, to say nothing of the gaiu
to my neighbors a d the general pub
lic" It was uot long until the entire
Maitlaud neighborhood was using
similar home-made drags, and that
section of Missouri boasted of the
best country roads extant. Gradually
the fame of the man who had brought
this about spread. Over a year ago
Mr. King received an Invitation from
the good roads association of Sac
county, la., asking him to visit Sac
City aud explain his system. He did
so, and was received so enthusiastic
ally that over 60 farmers at once
pledged themselves to try the work.
As a result the highways leading in
to that progressive town, 28 uiihs
altogether, have been cared for at an
expense of hut $2.50 a mile, and iu
one year's time transformed from
muddy, uneven roads into thorough
fares so smooth and nice that owuers
of trotting horses invariably choose
t lie public highways for speedways
in prefer) lire to the lace truck.
The Sao City experience was the'
beginning of the interstate crusade j
which Mr. King is now carrying on. j
Early this spring he was approached ,
by oflicials of the Chicago and North-1
western railroad aud asked if ie
would preach the gospel of good roads
from a special train, as the gospel of
seed-corn selection had been preached I
last year by I'rof. P. (!. Holdeti.
Mr. King consented.
The Northwestern started itsstieelal
train at Onawa. la. Auunuurenieuts
had been scattered broadcast through.
out the viciuity; the train would
reach each station aloug the line at a
certain hour, Mr. King would exhibit !
bis drag aud explam its manufacture j
and use, for a half hour, then lie
would answer all questions, and the'
train woula proceed to the next stop.
In cate of inclement weather the lee I
tore would be delivered iu the audi
euce car attached to the sleeper aud
diner of the special train.
The Onawa reception was emtio
siastic. The occasion was made a
festival day. All visiting farmers,
I aud they numbered over 300, were
; given two good meals by the euter
Sleeping Accommodations jpiising business men of the town.
As an accommodation to visitors to j Xhe sum of i."0 was subscribed by
. the Exposition, aud others a in sertion : t,ea, iu 30 miuutes, to be offered as
I tourist ileejwr will be placed in ser-; prizes for the best kept mile aud a
Lewis and Clark Exposition.
During the Lewis and Clark Expo
sition the Southern Psrific Comoy
will sell round trip tickets to Port
land, limit 30 dayt, at one and one-j vice between Aslilaud. and 'f1r"1. ,alf of road during the seasou of I 'jot
third farrt for the round trip.
parties of ten or more traveling 00
one ticket, one fare for the round
trip. For organized parties of 100 or
mora, individual tickets, at one fare
for the round trip.
Stop-over of 10 days will be given
at Portland on all one way tickets
reading through that point during
tbe exposition. Tickets most be de-1
posited with Joint Agent at Portland
and charge of 0 cents will be made
for extension of time. 1
porion trains IS and IA commencing May
ZHtn. Elections , ju, 1 1, ana 14 am ri.
served for this sretiou and can be
cured at the depot. U.P.Jester, Agt
Typewriter supplies, ribbons, paper,
etc., at tbe Courier office.
Heads a specialty. All work
Cor. "th and I ts. P.O. Box 801
Greats Pass, - Orego.
by tbe use of tbe King drag, while,
arrangements were secured for one I
mile of road leading out of the town
in four different directions, anil the 1
farmers care for an adduiooal seven
miles ou each route. Enough time
has already elapsed to prove the value
of tbe schems, Onawa merchants re
potting their trade to have locrea-d
55 per cent as a result of the passable
Another town which was early
visited by the good roads train wa
hat of Drnisou, la., the borne if
Leslie M. Shaw, secretary of the
treasury. The town chose the road
leading from Secretary Shaw's home
to the railway station as the one to be
worktd by Mr. King as a practical
object lesson. In less than a half
day's time Mr. King had transformed
the worn-out road into a well-packed
dirt road, as fine a one as there is in
the country today, a rival to a maca
So the good work has goue on. Mr.
King has traversed morn than half of
the 0 counties of Iowa, preaching
the gospel of good roads ' and has ar
ranged to enrry on the work in Iowa,
Missouri and other Mississippi valley
states next year on a still larger
scale. Already more then 5000 King
road drags are iu use within a radius
of 400 miles of St. Louis. Mr. King
advocates the home-made brand. He
had no contrivance to sell. A good
drag cau be made by any person with
in an hour at au expeuse not to exceed
3. The city of Des Moines has or
dered 200 drags constructed, at a cost
of t- each aud intends using them
exclusively hereafter In making and
repairing dirt streets and roads.
The doctrine as preached by Mr.
King is simplicity itself. Here are
some extraots from oue of his recent
talks to prospective road-makers:
"The most difficult part of road
dragging is getting at it. All the rest
is 90 simple that one learns it in
doing it. The first noticeable effect
is the smoothing of the road surface
and this in time allows the rain and
snow water to flow off aud eucourage
the distribution of travel over the
road from side to side.
"Teams usually follow the beaten
trail. Dragging destroys the old
trail, and tho new trail, each time
broader aud less definite than before,
is made 011 a different portiou of the
highway. By dragging while the
earth is yet moist the road finally be
comes a series of practically water
proof layers of pud lied earth, each
one of which is rolled and pounded by
the wheels and hoofs of travel. Al
most imperceptibly tho ceuter of
the road is elevated to a smooth grade
that is uot easily effected by bad
"Dragging Kills the weeds in the
seed leaf. It ali-o does away with the
bumps at each side of bridges and
culverts. Regular dragging fills
them and they become as solid as
tho rest of the road. As the wheel
tracks are wiped out the water does
not run to tho bridge after every
shower, so yon can drive as swiftly
over the culverts as over any other
portion of the road.
"At firtt you will liavo to drag
wliou part of tho load is too wet.
Rut after awhile it will dry evenly,
and tho first few times yon drag it
will be better fur you to merely drive
down oue wheel track and back the
other, moving the dirt toward
the center of the wagou track.
Gradually widen as you get a chalice.
This will give a solid foundation. If
the wagon track is lit oue side of the
highway, begin right there. The rest
will follow in time. Don't be iu a
hurry. Keinciiibor you can not sue
cessfully male a fine crop by plowing
the corn four times a day. First
make a drag; second, one it every
time yon can improve tho road by
"The hitch is next in importance to
the time at which the dragging is
done. The right time is just after
the road dries after a raiu or wheu it
is thawed on top during the winter
and spring, and it should he dragged
"Of course, a smooth surface for
travel is thus produced, but a more
valuable result is that the road will
shed the next rain instend of absorb
ing it. This is the reason why the
road should he dragged every time,
so that it will always be ready for the
next rain. "
Mr. King never loses an oppor
tunity to ii'Htroct his heurers thaiui
expensive, complicutcii drag is un
necessary. Here is a bit of personal
"Nor is an Iron faced instrument
absolutely ueoessary. I began witli a
drug iu February, March or April,
the drag being made of an old pump
ost and a frost bitten lug held to
gether by two or three short pieces ot
heard nailed 011 top It puled to
pieces at the beginning of the second
year, aud at first simply drove a
team straddle of one wheel truck ,
going and of the other wheel track
coining bai k, merely breaking the
rim of earth that rises on each side of
the wheel track and leaving the road
in good condition fur teamsters to
'straddle the rut.' After smashing
both ruts I rimenilsr I lu-ed to look
hack down the road a rnvingly, pal
myself 011 tbe hack and think 1 had
the uicln t road in the country, and
while 1 did have it at the time, yel
it would look very rough to me al
Tbero is 110 man better known
among thankful Iowa farmers today
than 1) Ward King of Maitlaud.
"His work is of far more importune
than preaching the gospel of seed
ojru selectiou," declare a noted
agilcnltural expert. "Wthout good
toads the farmer is strsuded. With
good roads be ran control the market
and get the prices. Without them lit
mar have had a record breaking crop,
and be po-aessed of millious, but they
are Mulheiry Kellers' millions, aud
Dot taugble. "
BIG STOCK RANCH
ON WOLF CREEK
Owners Find Velch the
Profitable for Dry
THE SALOONS OF
the lotal Number In the
County, Grants Pass Has
E. W. KuykendaU, of Wolf Creek,
was in Grauts Pass Monday. Mr.
KuykendaU, iu partnership with E.
K. Dunbar, owua over 3000 aores of
laud ou Wolf creek on which they
are making one of th model stock
farms of Southern Oregon. Their
land was formerly heavily timbered,
but they have cut most of it off in
filling wood ooutraots for the railioad
company. They have about half their
laud under fence and considerble
under cultivation. They expect to
fence the rouiaiuder aud then to put
a baud of goats at work clearing oot
At preseut Messrs. KuykendaU &
Dunbar are handling cattle, but they
expect soon to add both sheep and
goats to their stork. They are breed
ing to Hereford, now, bnt should a
creamery be started at Grauts Pass,
or some other nearby point they may
add dairying aud wonld theu get the
mi Iking strain of Short horu cows.
They have not decided ou the breed of
sheep they will haude, bnt it will be
oue of the loug-wool, mutton breeds,
as they are best adapted to this seo
tiou for they are tho best rustlers for
feed, together with the fact that
Southern Oregon is a fine mutton
market aud steadily improving.
Their goats will be Angoras aud from
their investigation they feel confident
that goat raising will prove quite as
profitable as any other branch of
Iu their fanning operations Koy
keudall & Dunbar give careful investi
gation to all methods of work aud the
results attained aud to the cost and
profit ou the various products of their
farm. They have found that the
deeper the soil is cultivated iu this
dry section the larger the crops. To
that end they nse disk plows, which
will stir the ground to a greater
depth than is possible with a mold
board plow. Plowing can be doue
as well with the dlso plow with the
ground dry as wet aud KuykendaU &
Dunbar do tho greater jiart of their
plowing iu August aud September so
as to have the ground iu readiness for
seeding so soon as the fall raius set
They are giving a thorough trial to
all grasses aud forago crojis and have
found vetch rue of the most profitable
dry laud crops they rail raise. Here
tofore they have been sowing their
vetch broadcast, but this fall they
w ill drill it, aud they may plow iu
some as au experiment.
Their object iu drilling is to get the
seed down deep iu the ground so it
will the better stand the dry weather.
Another object iu deep planting is
that they liavo found that tho earlier
vetch is sown the better, the last of
August aud first of September being
the best time, aud with the seed deep
in the earth they will begin to grow
at once aud the plants will be well
rooted by the time the fall rains set
in, thus Insuring 9 big growth aud a
Last year Messrs. Koykeudall &
Dunbar hud much ditlioulty in secur
ing good vetch seed aud had to pay
H'a cents a pound. This year they
purchased a small threshing machine
and allowing part of their field to
become ripe they threshed over 300
bushels of seed. As farmers learn
the value of vetch as a dry laud fcrage
crop the demand for seed is increasing
and Messrs. KuykendaU t Duubai
are contemplating raising vetch seed
for tho market. '
State of Ohio, C'ilv of Toledo, I
Lucas County S
Frank J. Cheney makes oath that
lie Is senior partner of t lie firm of F,
J. Cheney & Co., doing business in
tho City of Toledo, County aud
State aforesaid, aud that said firm
will pay the sum of ONE HUN
DRED D 1LI.AR8 for each and every
case of Catarrh that cannot lie cured
by the. use of Hall's Catarrh Cure.
KRANK J. CHENEY.
Hworu to before me and subscribed
in my presence, this lith day of De
cember, A. 1)., IHM.
(Seal). A. W. (iLKASON,
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken inter
nally, and acts dirritly 011 the blood
and inucuuus surfaces of the system.
Si nd for test irnoiiials free.
F. J. CHENEY A CO..
Sold by all Druggists, 76o. Take
Hall's Family Pills for rouslipattou.
R -oilers the bile morn fluid aud thus
helps the blood to flow; it affords
prompt telief from biliousness. Indi
gestion, sick and nervous headaches,
1 and the over-indulgence iu food and
' drink. Hnlbiue acts quickly, a dost
! after .m a Is will bring the patient
1 into a good condition in a few days.
: (J. 1.. Cal Iwell, Agt. M. K. aud
T. R. R, Chfcotah, Ind. Ter.wriU
April 18, I'JO.1: "I was sick for over
two years with enlargement of the
live' and spleen. The dec-tors did m
uo good, aud I bad giveu np all hope
of being cured, wlmn my druggist ad
vised me to use lierhine. It lias made
me sound aud well." Ml cents al
Rotcruiund'a and Model Drug Store
The saloons of Josephine county
will be increased by three if the pe
titions for llceuses are granted that
will be presented at the September
term of county court. Of the three
applications that are to be considered
by the oouuty court, one is for a
saloon at Holland, one at Belnia and
oue on the stage road across Rogue
river from Grants Pass. The petition
for Holland is for John Auten, form
erly of Placer, and the report is
that he will have no remonstrance to
oppose him. A. M. Irwin, another
former Plaoer saloon man, has the
application iu for the saloon at Selma,
but the Selma people deolare they
want no saloon aud say they will kill
the application with a remonstrance.
The license lor South Grauts Pass
Is wauted by Frank Smith, bnt there
is a serious hitch to bis applloatiou
and he may not ask for a license from
the oouuty court, for the building in
which he has heretofore been conduct
ing a saloon for August Fetsch is
bnrnod aud lie is nndor arrest charged
with bnrulug it aud Kelson's brewery
aud ice plaut, the iusnrauoe com
panies making the complaint allegiug
that the bnlidiugs were fired to se
cure the heavy lusnrance that was on
them. As Mr. Smith la a new corner
here aud is uot known to have means,
it is the general supposition that the
saloou, if again started, will really
be the property of Mr. Fetsch. And
the brewery and saloou building may
not be rebuilt as Mr. Fetsch has uot
announced that lie would do so. Mr.
Fetsch made applloatiou at the Jnly
term of county court for a license
for this saloou, but the residents iu
the vicinity of the saloou together
with the Municipal League ot Grants
Pass got up a remouatianoe and beat
him. As this saloon would be just
outside of the limits of Orauts Pass
and beyond police ooutrol aud wonld
become a resort, as it was before it
burned nf tho tough element of the
city both men aud women, it will
probably not be permitted to again
start nuder a couuty license.
Of the saloous now opeiating in
Josephine couuty Grants Pass has 12.
Ihe other towns of this part of the
county are Lelaud aud Plaoer, each
with ouo saloon. Merlin, Hugo nor
Galiue lias a saloou and the entire
Applegato valley, both in Josephine
and Jackson oouuties, is saloou less.
The Illinois valley has but one saloon,
at Kerby, bnt the number will be in
creased to three if the licenses are
secured for Selma aud Holland.
Waldo, which in days of Its glory as
big, hustling mining camp had
saloons in plenty as well as liquor
lor sale at all the stores, is now a dry
town, the last saloon having dried op
several years ago. While Josephine
oouuty is largely 1 mining section yet
saloons are less numerous here than
in many of the argioultural counties
for the miner of today lias not the
drinking proclivities of his plnueer
predooessir. Not that he is any bet
ter morally, or that the ploueer miuer
was Inclined to drink more than other
men of his day, but wealth dons not
come to miners now with the easo aud
the quickness that it did to the
Southern Oregon miners of the TiO's
aud 'AO's and they cau uol spend
money by the rule of "easy come,
easy go. " Mining now Is a science
aud only those men who aie Indus-
trioun and skillful aud who are not
burned up with bad whiskey and dis
sipation, will attain soccess and 'or
tune that they all so eagerly hunt for
and so few find.
CLOVER SOWN IN APRIL
NOW 3 FEET HIGH
Granite Land in Josephlnt.
County L&cka Only
Stop Thst Cough
Wheu a cough, a tickling or au ir
ritatiou in the throat makes you feel
uncomfortable, take llallard's linre
hound Syruu. Don't wait until the
disease lias genu beyond control. Mr
and Mrs. J. A. Anderson, Mfil West
6th St., Salt Lake City, Utah
writes: "We think liallard'a Here
hound Syrup the best medicine fn
coughs and colds. We have used 1
for several years; it always gives iui
mediate relief, is very pleasant aud
gives perfect satisfaction." 2.'c, 60e,
(1.00 at Model Drug Store and at
Seasonable Items at Prices worthy of Your
ICE CREAM FREEZERS The White Mount
ain, the best made, a big recipe book with each
freezer. We want to close out the 6 and '8
quart sizes, here's the figures that will do
quickly 6 quart $3.25 each, all complete
8 " 4.25 " "
TENTS $3.00 to $11.50.
here hard to beat.
We show you values
They are going
HAMMOCKS 75c to $2.50.
BABY CARRIAGES and GO-CARTS Re
duced nearly J $3.50 to $17.50. All the be
Jelly Glasses Tumblers Water Sets.
Thomas &. O'Neill
II. S. Wyuant, who has a farm
near the Applegato river iu the New
Hope district, left at the Courier otlloe
Tuesday a bunch of red clover that is
over three feet high and of as vigor
ous growth as was ever harvested in
the best clover districts of the East.
This sample was the average growth
of a field that he sowed last April ou
granite laud, which before lie put it
under Irrigation was totally un
productive, other than to scant growth
of brnsh that was npou it Mr.
Wynant's land is a part of the 19,000
acres of granite laud that extends
from Rogue river, south of Grants
Pass, to Applegate river, and which
hold by many to be worthless, for
agrloc Rural purposes. As in Mr.
Wyuaut's rase this land whenever
water is put upon it, produces grass,
grain and fruit in great abundance.
Mr. Wyuant, like many other fnruiera
of Josephine county, is devoting his
entire attention to hay, growing
alftlfa, clover and timothy for the
market. He formerly grow con
siderable frnit, but discouraging
market conditions rendered the busl
ues au unprofitable that he dog up
the gr.-ater part of his frnit trees and
berry Tines. Air, Wyuant lost so
much money on tho fruit business by
reason of the dishonesty of com
mission mou that he is skeptical of
the industry over being profitable.
Rut lie will watch the work of the
uew Josephine County Fruitgrowers
Union and if it is successful in se
curing profliable pricos for fruit he
may again take up fruit raising.
While hay has been very profitable
for the last few years yet so many
farmers are putting all their laud to
grass Mr. Wynani Is not so aura that
meadows will lie the money makers
iu the next few years that they now
are and the ha growers will need a
onion to keep op their prices.
Wii in Poor Health For Yssri.
Ira W. Kelley, of Mansfield, Pa.
write "I was iu poor hea'tli ( r
two yours, suffering fro iidiny ailv
bladder trouble, aud ent cons dur
able moniiv consulting pbys cans
without u. tal'iing any marker! bene
fit, but was cured by Foluv's Kidney
Cure, aud I desire to add iny testi
mony that it mav be the. cause cf
restoring the hoaiih "f others."
Refuse substitutes. Fir sale h.v il.
A snap in a fi-acro river bottom
tract can bo had ou easy terms. W.
L. Ireland, The Real Estate mail,
A little lorethought may save you
no end of trouble. Anyone who
m ikes it a rule to keep ('hamherlaln's
Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Rninedy
at hand knows Ibis to bo a fact. For
ale by all druggists.
MICHIGAN MINE TO
HAVE STAMP MILL
Manager Sowers Goea East to
Attend a Meeting of the
J. f). Runyan, of Ro'lerville, O ,
laid the peculiar disappearing) of his
infol symptom, of indigestion auri
biliousness, to Dr. King's New Life
Pills. He says: "They are a per
fect reiuedv for dizziness, soor
stoiuach, headache, coustlpatlou.etc. "
Ouarauued at all Crug stores, price
Pcrsous desiring stenographic aud
typewriting done correctly, as to
grammar, spelling aud punctuation,
i and neatly cau hate their work done
by Miss M. A. liarrett, at the Courier
office, business correspondence and
papers strictly confidential. Mirs
liarrett fully understands all classes
of commercial aud legal work and her
prices are reasonable.
The Iron sxnd Steel Works.
The Grants Pass Iron & Steel Works
has lately been doing considerable
work for the Takilma smelter. A
large mit of the orders were for slag
pots aud matte molds. These burn
out very rapidly ami have In In
frequently renewed. Tho Iron Works
received last week a car load of high
grade pig Iron for use in making
castings ou special orders wheie an
extra good quality of Irou is re
quired. Managers Hall & llarhs kel
slate that work at tbe Irou Works
teadily lucreases and they are re
ceiving orders from many milling men
and mill companies, that heretofore
havo sent away for their irou and
steel casting and machinery work
Since the Ursula Pass Irou & Steel
Works was oistned for work last
spring Its business has steadily in
creased and there is every prosprct
that this industrial establishment
will build up until it will have a
large payroll aud be oue of the lead
ing factors iu the prosperity of (Jrants
Pass. As a uew venture it needs all
the substantial assistance that can be
given it by persons interested iu the
OLboildlug of Urania Pass aud of
Manager R. L. Sowers, of t'io
Michigan -Mining Company, com
pleted last week au examination of
the various quarts mills in operation
in this district with a view of ascer
taining the strong features of the
various kiuds of machinery in use
so that he may be able to better se
lect a mill for his miue. He will
leavo for his home at Charlotte,
Mich., uoxt week to attend a meet
ing of the directors of his com
pany, all of whom reside lu that
place, when it will be decided as to
the machinery that will be added to
complete the equipmeut of their mill.
The Michigan miue is luokiug only
stamps, concentrators and a com
pressor aud power drills to make it
one of the best equipped mines iu
Southern Oregon. i'hese Mauagers
Sowers exponts to gat Installed aud
the mine in operation this fall. Of
the equipment now iu place there is
a UO 11. P. boiler aud a 5 II. P. en-.
glue, a hoist that la able to lift 20
tons aud could handle ore from a
depth ot 2000 foot. Located on the
Applegate river bank is a pump
house and a pump with a 25 II P.
holler with which to operate it.
This pump is caistblu ot forcing 200
gallons of watm a minute to the
mine, a distance ol 20 teet aud a
height of 2(15 feet. There it quite a -village
of houses about the miue,
which include a mess house, hunk
house and dwellings for the nieu with
Development work has beeu curried
on for sometime and the maiu shaft is
now dowu to a depth of 150 feet. Tbe
vein has beeu out at tiie 70 and the
NO foot level. The lower deptli
showing it to be gaining iu width. It
being about seven feet at that point.
Tho ore is largely free milling and
the va'ues are very satisfactory to tiie
('omiiy. Over 600 toua ot ore aro iu
the bins and the mill building is
all ready for the installation of the
stamps. It was expected tihave pat
the nil no in operation this spring but
a mill that was put up did not give
satisfaction aud will be removed.
Manager Sowers exjiects to be gone
about six weeks and during his ab
sence the miuu will be iu charge of
O. K. Wilder. Mrs. Sowers and
dauglster, who have beeu here since
spring, will return witli Mr. Sowe.s
to their home iu Charlotte
Ruv. W. L. Riley. L. L. D., Cuba,
Now York, writes: "After IS days of
excruciating pain from sciatic rheu
matism, under various treatments, I
was induced to try llallard's Snow
l.lniini ut; the first application giving
my first relief ai d the second entire
relief. 1 can give it unqualified
recollilllelldat icu. " 2.V', &tk', $1.14)
at Model Drug Store, and at Ruter
in u nil's.
taken in part payment
for new ones
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