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GRANTS PASS, JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1905.
$ 3 50 per month and got
7.00 " 11
10.50 " "
14 00 " " "
AND IJETTER VET
$325 In advance will return
Compound Interest Docs It !
No Risk! No Speculation!
Your money back, if you want It, any timo after one year.
CALL UPON OR WRITE
W. L. IRELAND, "The Real Estate Man."
oround rloor Courier Hid
Grants Pass Banking & Trust Co.
PAID CP CAPITAL STOCK
Transacts a general banking busine.
Receives deposits subject to check or on demand certificates.
Oar ciixtomeni are assured of courteous treatment and every consideration con
sistent with sound banking principles.
Safety deposit boxes for rent. J. FRANK WATSON, l'res.
K. A. ltOOTIi, Vice-Proa.
I. I.. JKWEI.I., Cashier.
G. A. Cobb Real Estate Company
Is in a position to give bargains in Real Estate, in farm and city
property, vacant or improved lots, mines (placer or quartz).
Timber lands for sale.
Grants Pass is enjoying good times, and times are getting
better. Never in the history ol Josephine county has there
been a better and more profitable opportunity offered to the
investor than can be found right here at the present time.
While property is cheap is the time to buy. People should
wake up and look around and see what is being sold every day
around them. Come and see us we can tell you something.
G (Front) street, Grants Pass, Oregon
1 it :
and SALE STABLES
DEAN A. DICKISON, PROPRIETORS.
Office and telephone removed to Golden tint.- stable, opposite Hotel Jose
phine, for July and August while our new stable is IsMiig erected.
J. M. CHILES
The Pioneer Grocer
RELIABLE GOODS AT
A Specialty This Week
THE FINEST EVER
Fresh Fruits of All Kinds
Tomatoes for t anning.
Fruit jars, tops and rubbers
Money Make Money
$ 700 In 10 years
$ 500 in 6 years
g. Grants Pass, Ore.
Grants Pass, Ore. 4
F E E I)
-' Mr lv
New Pi ices for
Beginning August 1st,
prices for Caskets wil be as
All $25 Caskets reduced to J15
Allf'O " " $20
$35&$40 " " $25
Blak Cloth Caskets reduced
50 per cent.
Hearst and service in proportion.
These prices are for cash only.
A, U. Bannard
UIG Furniture Store
North fth St.,
GRANTS PASS. OREGON.
GOLD AND PLATINUM
IN OREGON SANDS
Result ol Testa Made at the
Lewis and Clerk FaJr
Daring the last session of congress
an appropriation was made to enable
the Cnited States Geological Survey
tc investigate the black sands ol
placer niiues. Under the supervision
of Dr. David T. Day, chief of the
Division of Mining and Mineral Re
sources, samples of black sands bare
been collected from plaeor miucs of
the United States, British Columbia,
Central America and Mexico and con
centration experiments have been car
ried on all summer at the Lewis aud
Clark Centennial Exposition at Port
laud, Oregon, iu connection with the
exhibits of mining machinery. A
pnliminary report on the progress of
the Investigation has recently been
snbmitted ly Dr. Day to the director
of the snrvey.
A circular latter requesting sam
ples of black sand was sent last Maroh
to the 8000 placer miners of the
United States and MS snmpes of sand
have bien received for investigation.
These came from Alabama, Alaska,
Arizona, British Columbia, California.
Central America, Colorado, Cuba,
Georgia, Idaho, ludiau Territory,
Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Mexico,
Mississippi, Missouri, Montana,
Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico,
New York, North Carolina, Ohio,
Oklahoma Territory, Oregou, Penn
sylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Utah,
Vermont, Washin ;ton, West Virginia,
Wisconsin and Wyoming.
Of these, 195 specimens have been
assayed for their contents of gold and
platinnui, with the results shown iu
he accompanying table.
The amount of gold and platinum
coutaiued iu black sand concentrates
from various placer mining districts
iu Oregon was as follows:
, Oz. per ton.
Sonth of Durkee U.'JO .22
Old Ocean Bench, Ran
dolph Mining Disrtict
No. 1 1.8 2.10
Old Ocean Beach, Ran
dolph Miuing District
No. 2 noun .01
Old Ocean Beach, Ran
dolph Mining District
No. 8 02 .10
Ocean Beach, Whiskiy
River none .20
Ocean Beach I.2." tl 211
East of Riddle 4.71 8 .Jilt
Cow Creek Mining Dis
trict, Glcudalu .")() 2.2.",
Riddle lit. 27 128.78
North Fork Steamboat
River 18 .02
No. 2, Bohemian Miuing
District trace trace
Fry Gulch Mine I.HS 4. Mi
Gal ice Creek none .20
Sucker Creek 0.68 .157
Alien Gulch Mine, Waldo 37.80 .58
Covnte Creek none trace
Sotith Santlam River .. 2 till 8.62
Cum p Carson District,
Grande Rondo Rivet 2.40 13
During June aud July examination
wis made ol various placer deposits.
After an investigation of the sands
at the mo u lb of the Columbia river
Mr. (iale joined Prof. J. F. Kemp,
geoloigst, and aided him in the ex
ainiuat'nu of Hie heavy sands found
with the placer mines at Lel'iid,
Wolf creek, Grants Bass, Cliau plin
dredge aud placers at Kerby and Waldo,
Oregon; Redding, Shelley creek, th?
ocean beach at Cicsient City, Cali
fornia; Smith river, the mouth of
Pistol river, the mouth of Rogue
tiver, Gold Besb, jinutlou, Marsh
fleld, Orovillc and Ophir, Oregon.
The following results have been ob
tained by concentrating the black
Forty pounds of black sand, receiv
ed from Placer, Josephine county,
Oregon, yielded oversi.'i on Kl-inesli
screen, 18 pound 9 ounces, which
yielded 18.764 grains of gold nuggets.
The undcrHi.e through a 10-uii sh
screen, weighing 21 pounds 6 ounces,
yielded 11.0 grams of nugget go'd. id
total weight being 2.1. 8."4 grams, the
gold would tw woith, if pure, 10. hi,
giving a value pi r t. n of s42 to.
Another int Testing run of the black
sands wis from the residue from a
clean-up of dredging operations trom
Rock Foil , Oregon, weighing f fi
pounds, coutaiuiug quicksilver,
amalgam and gold. The oversize
through 10-mesh screen was 228
pounds and yielded 8.it'.i2 gratis of
gold; the nudcrsie was 243 pounds
aud gave l V'.'Tu grams f gold, mak
ing a total yield of nugget gold lit 202
grams. This, if pure, would be
worth 112.71, or the residues were
worth fvl.20 per ton.
Full cf Tragic Meaning
are these lines from J. 11. .Simmon'.
of Casey la. Think what might have
resulted from his terrible rough if he
bad not taken the medicine about
which he writes: "I had a fearful
cojgb, that di-turbed my night's rest.
I tried everything, hot nothing would
relieve it, until I took Dr. King's
New Discovery for Consumption.
Coughs and Cold", w hich c uiwletely
cured me." Instuntly relieves and
permanently cures all throat and lung
diseases; jreviuis grip aud pneumo
nia. At all druggists ; guaranteed ;
JjOc aud f MAi. Trial bottle free
BLUE LEDGE DISTRICT
HAS BRIGHT PROSPECTS
Dr. Reddy Interesting Spokane
Capital Grants Pass Smelter
May Handle the Ore.
Audrew Jeldness with his family
arrived in Grants Pass Monday from
Portland aud will hereafter make
this city their home. Mr. Jeldness
is well known Spokane mining
man and he is extensively Interested
with Peter Larson, a millionaire
miuing man of Spokane, in the Bine
Ledge copper district on the head
of Applegato river. He had his
faimly in Portland Inst winter, but
as he expects to spend much of his
time hereafter at the Bine Ledge
mines he decided to bring his family
to Grants Pass where he can be near
Mr. Jeldness spe:iti very highly of
Grants Pass aud predicts that it will
be the Spokane of Southern Oregon,
aud be oue of the best mining towns
in the country. He says Grants Pass
aud Southern Oregon is becoming
well known in Spokane and many of
the big mining men of that city are
becoming interested in this section
aud there is every likelihood of much
Spokane capital being invested in the
mines and other industrial interpriees.
Tliei.e enterprising, aggressive miners
of Spokane are ever on the lookout for
a promising mining district aud that
they are turning their atteutinu to
Southern Oregon is good proof that
thev consider this section certain to
become ono of the big miuing dis
tricts of the country.
Mr. Jeldness expects to leave next
week for Blue Ledge where he will
nut a crew of men at work on the
claims that be aud Mr. Larsen hold
Mr. Jeldness states that theontlook for
the Bine Ledge district is better now
than at any time since, that famous
cornier district was discovered. The
fnmi.ntiv lin flltlu i ne oriuinai uiue
Ledge claims have a force of nieu at
url, n,,H,ini,iO tllR d.lVC hlOmOIlt of
their property. An extonsive body of
very high grade oro is beiug opened
np and it has been clearly deiucii
strated that the Blue Ledge is to be
one of the big copier minis of the
world. Dr. J. F. Redy, who is at the
head of the Bine Ledge Mining Com
pany, is now in Sopkane Iu conference
with big mining nieu of that city and
there is every assurance that ho will
arrange for ample capital with which
to put the mine iu operation. Two
plans are under consideration by Dr.
Rcddy and his associates for handling
the ore of their mine. One is to ex
tend the railroad from Jacksonville
across the divide to the Applegate river
and up that valley to the mine and
then put iu a smelter at the mine.
The other plan is to make traffic ar
rangements with the company who ate
preparing to build the railroad from
Grants Pass to Crescent City and have
a branch line exU'Udcti up ine jtppiu-
gate to the Blue Ledge aud then ship
ore to the custom smelter that is to be
erected at Savage Rapids near tins
oity, and the furnace and machinery
for which is now being manufactured
at a Spokane foundry. If the freight
and smelter charges ran bo secured at
the low rate that Dr. Rcddy untiei
I litis can be 1 tit ', ha thinks that it will
be more profitable fur his company to
ship their ore to the Grants Pass smel
ter t h it u to go to the enormous expense
of putting iu a smelter and an inde
pendent railrond to Jacksonville.
The Grains Pass smelter will handle
gold ore very largely, but if copior
ore can he had to smelt with the gold
ore the saving of tbo gold values
ureatlv increased and with a conse-
Huent decrease in expense, for the cop
per takes up the gold ill the smelting
process aud holds it to be takeu out at
the rellnery. the Grunts Bass suieltel
cool I thus smelt the Blue Ledge cop
per ore cheaper than it could 'h done
at the mine, and thereby lie able to
make a very low smeltiug rat.' to the
copper company As all the machinery
aud the ore hoists at the Grants Pass
sieller will be oiiernted by water
power from the big dam that the loin
puny will put in across Rogue river at
Sivage Rapids this smelter will have
the added advantage in cheaper power
over one on-rated by steam which
would be the power at an interim
smelter as at the Bine Ledge or Tai il
ma. Ou his return from Spokane Dr.
Rcddy w ill stop in Grants I'asa to
more lully investigate the feasibility
of shinning ore from Blue Ledge to
the Grants )'hh- smelter, and it Is pos
sible that he will be able to secure
such encouragement that bis company
w ill defer all plans for a fun Iter at
the mine until the railroud and smelt
people are ahlu to give hi in a detluite
rate ou hauling and smelting ore,
Foley At Co., Chicago, originated
Honey and Tar as a throat and long
remedy, and on account of the great
merit and popularity of Foley's!
Honey and Tar many imitations are i
offered for the genu ine. Ask for
Foley's Honey aud Tar and refuwi any'
sohrtitote offered as no other prcpara- 1
tun will give the same tatisfatiou. I
It la nil In ly laxative, ft cootanis no
opiates and is safest fur children aud ;
di Ilea's persons. For sale by II. A
ORIGIN OF THE
Clouded In Mystery First Used
By Jonathan Carver in His
Book of Travels.
The origin of the word Oregou is
clouded iu mystery. It was first
used by Captain Jonathan Carver iu a
book called "Throe Years' Travels
Through the Interior Parts of North
America, for More Thau Five Thoni
aud Miles, in the Years 17li-178,"
which wus published in Loudon iu
1778. It does not appear from the
book that Carver ' came auy farther
west than Minnesota, where, he says
the Iudiaus told liim a great river
oalled "Oregon, or the River of the
West," rose near the sources of the
Mississippi aud flowed westward
through the mountains to the Pacific
ocean. This is the only reference to
the rivet in the book. Carver was a
Connecticut yanxee, who served as a
soldier through the French and lu
diau war, and afterwards, on his owu
hook, explored northern Michiguu,
Wisconsin aud Minnesota. He return
ed to his home, wrote his book and
endeavored to persuade the colonial
authorities iu New York aud New
England to pay the cost of its publi
cation, or at least reimburse bliu for
his expeuses. Having failed ou this
side, he wetit to London to appeal to
the government there. He managed
to get his book printed, lint obtained
uothing more, aud died destitute iu
Loudon in 1780.
The name Oregou did not appiar in
priut agaiu until William Co lieu
Bryant published bis poem "Thau,
topsis," in 1817. Ho had evideutly
read Carver's book, and his sensitive
ear was pleased witii the poetic
rhythm of the word "Oregou." Theo
dore Wiuthrop crested the word
"Taconia" iu his "Cauoe aud Sad
dle" in a similar maimer. So far as
anyone, oau ascertain, it was never
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appcareu iu ino.
In 1820 a Bostou school teacher
named Hall Jackson Kelley became
iu'atuatud with Oregou, aud, al
though be never visited this country,
he described it as a liar a disc and
predicted for it a wonderful future,
He wrote pamphlets aud newspaper
articles, made speeches, delivered
lectures aud addressed nieuioiials to
congress advocating a colonization
of Oregou, aud succeeded iu exciting
much inquiry aud interest. Among
others whose curiosity and ambition
were awakened by the writings aud
speeches of Kelley was Nathaniel J,
Wyelh of Cambridge, Mass., who dis
patched a vessel loaded with merchan
dise around the Horn, and slatted
overlaud iu IH2B to meet it lit the
mouth of the Columbia river. The
boat never arrived, an I wus probably
lo-t at sea with all on board. Wycth
waited a year or two and then weut
back to Bust n, llttud out another ves
sel called the May Dacre, which ar
rived safely at the mouth of thu Will
amette, where he S' t up a trading
post aud collected furs and parked
salmon. During his first journey be
was accompauied by John Ball, who
taught the first school in Oregon, be
ginning iu Novemlair, 18!)2. Among
Ball's pupils was Ronald A. Mc-
Donal, who weut to Japan in 1848,
suoecdod iu obtaining the good will
of the officials aud thu people, Bud
established tho first Kuglisli school ill
that empire. Commodore I'erry found
1 1 i in there iu 18.VI aud used bltu as an
interpreter. John Ball returned to
the Fast and afterward founded the
city of Grand Rupids, Mich.
The great river Oregou was after
ward called the Columbia in 17U2 by
Caplaiu (iray of Boston, who sailed a
considerable distance inland, ill the
hip Columbia and gave the river Unit
name. He uever lit ard of the word
Oregon. Careful investigation has
failed to lind that word iu auy of the
Indian languages, or any Indian who
ever heard of it before Carver's book
was priuted. It Is a quest ion
whether he Invented it or whi ther he
misunderstood thu pronunciation of
some oltnii naiiiH mentioned to him by
the Iud.aus iu Minnesota vi illiaiu
E. Curtis in Chicago Record-Herald.
Cnniumptivci Made Comlurtahlc.
Incipient consumption is cured by
Folev's Honev and Tar, hut we do
not hold out false bolu s to consuiup
lives by claiming that it will cure
this dread disease in the advanced
stages: hut. if the lungs are not too
far gone Foley's Honey and Tar will
effect a rare, us H slops the racking
cough and soothes the inflamed all
pasriigi-s giving them a l imin e to heal,
and eveu ill the advanced singes it
always gives comfort and relict. A.
A. Ilnrren, of Finch, Ark , writes:
"Fohy's Honey aud Tar Is the best
preparation for coughs and lung
trouble. I know that it has cured
couiiuiupiloii in the f) rat stages." For
tale by II A. Roleriiiund.
The commercial course at the
Holmes Busiuiss College equip the
young man with a working knowl
edge of banking, :or;siratloo ac
counts, general olllcu methods, In
fact, bookkeeping as applied to all
kinds of business. Write for catalog.
2"i S7 Y. M. C. A. Building, Portland
A Word In
to bo had
Lots of New Furniture ot all kinds.
New Dressers, Couches, etc., etc, etc.
20 per cent discount on ... Lace Curtains
20 per cent discount on Portieres
Our figures on Blankets, Comforts, Pillows and Carpets
will be sure to loosen up your purse strings
Thomas (Q. O'Neill
lloiiscfimiislicrs ol Southern Oregon
Supt. Savage Makes Apportion
ment to Each District In
County HiiK'rliitendent Lincoln
Savage lias made the animal appor
tionment (f the state and jounty
school funds to the various districts
of Josephine county. The law pro
vides that each district shall have
fiO and f.r for each teacher employed
holding a certificate of attendance at an
institute, tho balance in the fund to be
apportioned to the districts iu propor
tion to the number of children of school
age. Iu making this apportionment the
districts iu the county were each
glveu fM). For teachers Institute at
teiidunco 23 districts were glveu I'JOo,
and of this amount Grants Pass drew
tOO for IH teachers. The per capita
apportionment was made on a basis of
(Jl. 20 for each child, there being 8018
children In the county.
or the total of $12,1011.80 iu the
school fund the apimrtioniiient to the
districts was as follows:
1 J. G. Hiatt, Solum . . $
2- M. W. Gates, llollsid .
!l J ). Turner, Kerby . . .
4 W. J. Wimer, Waldo
ft-J. C. K. McCanti. Wldrvil
fl M. F. Crooks, Drydeii
7 1!. K. Mnyhee, Grants Buss I
8 Alex Walts, I'rovolt .
11- Ike Vincent, Kubli ....
10 M. K. Topping, Murphy .
II Milton Gotr, Leland
12 C. N. Hatliawut, Murphy
lil-M. II. Miller, Williams
14 K. F Simon, Murphy....
IJi Lizzie Williams, Planer
I r,0 70
I. 'ill 70
i no no
10 William St tie, Williams
17 A. C. Ford, Omuls Pass
18- C. A. Ilervey. Waldo ..
Ill T F.Caldwell, tirauts I'ass
20 Sherman Jess, W ilderville
21 George Wells. Kerbv . .
22 Sarah llainiiionil, Hugo
211 W. J. Savage, Grants I'ass
21 Mrs. W. A. Massle, Merlin
2'i Volney Col vig, Grants Pass
20 S. Jewell, Giants I'ass .
27 K. K. Dun bar, Wolf Creek
28-J. W. Iliunllii. (Jr Hits I'ass
2U-W. C. Long, Grunts I'as.v
ItO '. Christie, tirauts I'ass
HI-.!. II. Hull, Williams
!I2 A M. Jos., Wildernlle
:i:i--Willlatii D. Hunt, Kerby
I Ull 60
I Hi) 80
I llll 80
II HI 60
RED LETTtR DAYS
81 W. A. Klum, Leland 141 90
85 K. C. Neely, Grants Pass 141 90
87 y. Woodcock, Kerby 88 00
88 M. U Davis, Golden lfll 10
89 A. F. Cart, Wonder 181 70
40 Ocnnva Hour, Kelma
41- Mrs. G. W.Baldwin. Hol
42-F. C. Stlwalt, Waldo....
48 Jacob Hauseth, Selnia
44 A. Sutherland, t reeuback
45 George Fortor, Grave....
40 Gertrude. Webb, Deerlng
47 Mrs. i. C. Cochrane, Mer
lin .. iaa 70
FOR THE STOCKMEN
Prices Looking Up and Stock
Coming Off the Range In
Good She. pa.
G. C. Only, an extensive stock
raiser of the Steamboat dlstriot, was
Iu Grants Pass over Saturday par
chasing supplies and looking op the
stock market Mr. Only sold over
200 head of beef cattle Iu Grants Pas
last winter, W. I. Sweetland buying
most of them. Mr. Only does not
usually sell his be.if early la the fal
off the ratige as many stockmen do,
but holds bis cattle and feeds them
and sells during the wluter and
spring when beef is high.
Mr. Culy has his au miner range on
Grayhack mountain and he stated that
his stock were in better ooudltlou
this fall than usual. He brought out
his beef cattle last week and lias
tin-Hi up feed lug on alfalfa. His
stock cut tie he will leave ou the
range for a month or two yet or un
til the snow begins to fall In the
Mr. Culy stated that the price for
choice heef was some higher thai) la-t
fall, but tiie buytrs grade so closely
that they allow but a small per cent
of a herd to pass as choice beef. Mr.
Culy thinks that the tendency of the
markets is upward and that by an
other year prices will be up to what
hey were before the deciles two years
ago and stockmen will ha able to
iinikn a fair profit on their Invest
ments. Mr. Culy is breeding to
I lerefords as he considers that breed
I be best beef type and are good
rustlers wheu oil the range.