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GRANTS PASS, JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1. 190S.
L. IRELAND, "The Real Estate Man.
Ground Floor Courier Bldg.
S ELL S
BOOKS and DRUGS.
?BfloNr?? GRANTS PASS, ORE.
Grants Pass Banking & Trust Co.
PAID VP CAPITAL STOCK
Transacts a general banking business.
Receives deposits subject 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 (or rent. J. FRANK WATSON. Pres.
K. A. BOOTH, Vice-Pres.
h. L JEWELL, Cashier.
HAND FAINTED CHINA
Daintiest creations of
Cobb & Isaacs, Real Estate
The real estate men, Cobb & Isaacs, last week sold
a tract of land in the north end of town contain
. ing 30 lots, and this week sold another tract of 30
lots, besides some improved lots with cottages on.
If you want your property sold, list with us.
If you want to buy anything see us first. Tho
reason we sell so much property is, we sell right.
Sixth Street, opposite Postotfice, Upstairs.
and SALE STABLES
DEAN A. DICKISON, PROPRIETORS.
We are now ready for business.
Do not make any contract until
you have seen our isolicitors. Pat
ronize and eneourago the com
pany which has already fokckd
LOW PHKKS, AND WHICH WILL AID
AND HELP BUILD UP YOUR TOWS AND
country. Judge us by what we
Call upon 01 write
Grants Pass, Ore.
tho potter's art,
Price from $1 up.
L Power Co.
POVERTY AND PROFANITY
SEQUENCEOF BAD ROADS
Mudholes Cause Farmers to Lose
Their Farms, Their Piety and
Their Boys and Girls.
The Oregonian of last Saturday con
tained an editorial tlut is oue of the
beat representations of the bad roads
problem that could possibly be made,
and the Courier herewith gives it In
fall, that the farmers of Josephiue
oounty may read it and it ia hoped
profit by it.
Under the caption ol "Roads As A
Means of Grace," the Oregoniau's
article is as follows:
"The favorite paving material for
country roads in the United States is
good intentions. The best-known
highway where this material is em
ployed begins in America, but its ter
minus is elsewhere. It is much
traveled, though iu one direction
only. All the traffic goes downhill ;
nobody ever comes back. The country
it leads to is said to be undesirable
as a residenoe section, but once there,
the settler never tries to got away.
He iuvariably makes up his mind
that it is better to stay in spite of the
climate than to attempt to return
nphill over inch a road. This is the
reason given by many theologians
why the popa'atiou of Hades does not
emigrate. It may not be true, but it
looks plausible. Certainly nphill
roads paved with good intentions and
nothing else keep a large fraction of
the rnral population of America fixed
in conditions of lile to which Hades
would be preferable
The worst enemies to religiou iu
America are mud roads running np
and down steep hills. They were
laid ont by the devil, every oue of
them, aud his object was to keep
people at home from chnrch. Millions
of souls iu the Uuitt d States, now ir
retrievably lost, would today have
been rejoicing iu a happv salvation if
they had not' been kept from the
means of grace by mndlio ts iu the
road. 'The devil trembles,' snvs the
hymn, 'when he sees the weakest
smut upon his knees. Maybe he
does; but he trembles a good deal
worse when he sees the same Faint get
up off his knes and begin to haul
gravel Into the uiudholes iu the road.
"What pleases Satan above all things
is to see a saint trying to drive over an
Oregon dirt road in Winter with
load of potatoes. At that spectacle
the Adversary invariably corh his tail
six times round himself aud licks his
chops, for he knows that within the
next 10 niiuoteg that saiutwillbea
saint uo longer. He will bo a howl
iug, raging, blasphemous, backslidden
"Not only do mud roads and steep
grade' destroy tho farmer's religiou,
but, what uiuny theologian, account
a great deal worse, they empty hi
pocketbook. ' Five miles over a bot
tomless road up aud down hill aie, for
til practical purposes, farther than
from N York to Chicago. A niau
living five miles from town over such
a road is as far from humanity's reach
as Alexander Selkirk on his lout ly is
land. If he goes to market he can
haul oo more than three or four sacks
of potatoes, whereas over a gravol-d
road he could haul 30 A horse ran
haul twice as much over gravel nr
over the best dirt road, and four times
asmuchovtr smooth stone. II- cau
haul at least 10 times as big a load
over gravel as be can through deep
mad. Sad is the fate of the farmer
living at the end of a bottomless
road. His sous leave him and go to
town ; his daughter never has a bean
and grows ai an old maid; his wife
goes crazy, his house goes to ruin,
and he goes broke.
' Satan is the patron tint only of mud
holes, but also of steep grades. It
was the Old Scrpeut himself who put
the notion iuto farmers' heads that it
is shorter to go over a hill than
aroui.d it. It is uot shorter. Have an
apple aud lay it flat-side down. Tln-n
measure over and half way around,
aud compare the distances. Often t
go round ou the level is shorter, much
shorter, and it is always easier.
Think of the time, the horseflesh, the
wear of wagrms, the loss of the buoy
ancy aud joy of life that have hei u
spent in hauling loads up one side "f
steep hill in order to haul them
down on the other. The first tiling s
railroad builder thinks of is a level
grade, or as nearly level as ray be.
It is the last thing the country road
builder thinks of and yet an easy
grade cols as big a figure in the
farmer's little business as in the rail
road's big business.
"Ou a good, level ruad a horse his to
throw on his collar only one thirty
fifth of the load he hauls. A grade
of only 3 per cent doubles his work.
A 8 per cent grade means l.Vi feet rise
to the mile This doubles the team's
work. What then, happens to the
team and load when
the grade i ."()
or eveo IUOO Seet to the mile, as it
is on many roads? There is searely a
road on tho Pacific Coast which does
not need resorveying for the sake of
better grades. In the level state of
Iowa there are more steep grades iu
the roads than there are In Switzer-
land, 'which is all moantalus. In
Switzerland the country roads have
all been surveyed as scientifically
as the railroads, and the grades are as
easy. In America the country roads
have been surveyed either not at all
or else ou the 'dauiu-the-publio'
principle which controls here so
widely and so much. The time mav
come when farmers will get tired of
going to market by way of heaven
when they could as well stick to the
level ground, bat it is yet in the far
"The money spent year by year in
America upon roads is sufficient to
make good roads without additional
taxation aud without borrowing, if
oul) it were well spent. As the case
now is, the road fund is spent by men
who know nothing of roadbuilding
upon work which is often worse thau
worthless. When the work is good it
is so lll-plauned that it quickly per
ishes. When it does not perish it is
so isolated that It is ol little one.
Every county should employ an engi
neer and place the whole business of
roadbuilding and repair unreservedly
in bis hand. "
KENNET SMELTER TO BUY
SOUTHERN OREGON ORE
Will Pay Good Price for Siliceous
Ore for Flux for Their
A. C. Hoofer, superintendent of the
Mt Pitt mine on Jomp off-Joe, was
in Grants Pass Monday. Mr. Hoofer
stated that development work was
proceeding very satisfactorily at the
the Mt. Pitt Iu connection with this
work considerable ore is being taken
out. The low grade is pet ou the
dump, but the high grade is shipped
to the Taooma smelter. A car load of
ore, carriyng very high values was
started Monday from Three Pines,
which is the shipping point for the
mine, to Tacoma. It is expected to
ship about a car load a month this
It is the plan of the Mt Pitt Com
piny to equip their mine with a com
pressor and power drills witiiin the
next mouth. Water power will be
used, thore being 60 H. P. now de
veloped at the mine, heretofore need
to operate a two-tub arrastre and
for other purposes. Early in the
spring the mine will be equipped
with a 10 stamp mill. The Mt. Pitt
is one f the most promising mines in
Southern Oregou and has every likeli
hood of becoming a big gold producer.
This is one of the few mines in
Southern Oregon .that Is operated by
Portland men. The capital though.
for equipping the niiuo will mostly
como from the East, wliero it has
been arranged for Supt. Hoofer
will leave next week for Chicago to
complete the details of this financial
Herb W. Edwards lnurcd.
Herb W. Edward of Des Moines,
Iowa, got a fall on au icy walk last
wiuter, spraining his wrist and bruis
ing his knees. " The next day, " he
says, "they were so sore aud stiff I
was afraid I won Id have to stay in
bed,- but I rubbed them well with
Chamberlain's Pain Balm and after a
few application1 all soreness had dis
appeared. I feel that tills bottle of
Pain liiilm saved mo several days'
time, to say nothing of the suffer
ing." Tliia liniment ia for sale by
Mill for Monumental Mine.
The Monumental Mine Company
is building a mill ou Shelly Creek
which will be in running ordei with
in two week. It is only an experi
mental plant, but if it proves a sue
cess the Comiaiiy will build a large
mill next spring.
The ore will be delivered by wagons
at the top of the mill, and dumiied
on the grizzly. The nndersi.e goes
to the ore bill, while the oversize goes
to a rock breaker aud thence iuto the
ore bin. From the storage bin it Is
fed by means of an automat io feeder
into a six font Huntington mill,
where it is reduced to the required
i fineness From heie it passes through
; classifiers and Is distributed to the
j tables. I bene consist of a Fruo
vauner aud a Pindar table The con
centrates will be shipped to a smelter.
) Sluice boxes will be put ill below
the tables, iu the near future. The
mill is purely automatic aud has a
! capacity of l0 tons per 24 hours.
Gravity hand lis the ore from the
time it leaves the receiving floor on
I til it gets into the creek twlow. 1 wo
men are all that are required to run
the mill, oue for day and one for
uight shifl. Crescent City News.
Mrs. li. W. Evans, Clearwater,
Kan., writes: " My husband lay sick
forthne months. The doctors said
that be had quick consumption. We
procured a bottle of liallard's Hore-
hound Syrup, and it cured hi in. That
was six years ago. Since thin we
have always kept a bottle In the
house. We cannot do without it For
( coughs aud colds it has noequaL"
Vic, .Vic, 1.00 at Model Drug Store
IN GALICE DISTRICT
Big Placer Mines Operated o.rd
Quartz Properties Opened Vp
A Promising District.
Galice, Nov. 29 All preparations
are now complete for a big season's
work In the mines of Galice district
While the greatest activity will pre
vail on the big hydraulic properties,
there will be steady development of
the quarts ledges, upon which the
future prosperity of the camp so much
depends. Iu her day Galice was one
of the most populous and richest
districts iu Josephine county and they
who yet remain, and whose faith has
never wavered, confidently believe
that the active days, of the 'GO'S will
be repeated in a future that is not
distant In those days, of course,
mining was done with a pick and
shovel and a string of sluice boxes and
it is taid that men could average (iM
per day by this comparatively primi
tive method. Then came the day of
the hydraulic giant, petmitting the
mining of heavy gravel beds by the
enormous amount of dirt handled.
This method is still pursued and con
stitutes the greatest industry in the
camp. But many of the long buried
quartz veins are being opened up and
these promise to become the perma
nent source of wealth of the camp.
The bedrock flume ou the Galice Con
solidated Mines Couiany's property
has been coiuphted from the mouth of
Galice cerek to Mill bar, which the
company expect to work out this Win
tor. There are about 10 acres iu this
bar, bedrock varying from six to 10
feet. The Compauy owns several
miles of gravel along Galice creek and
its forks aud have several o itches aud
reservoirs tor the cooveyiug and stor
iug of the water supply. Four giants
are operated aud about 30 men em
ployed during the working season.
For 30 yiars past uieu have been
em ploy id iu bydranlicing the ancient
channel which crosses the Gnlioe
couutry at au elevation of H00 feet
above lioguo river. This old chan
nel has been very rich in spots and
still carries good values. Six thous
and miners' inches of water are
brought a dii-tance of five miles from
the Gulice and three giants are used,
giving employment to about 1H men.
Bedrock, where work is now leiug
dime, is 150 feet deep and is com
posed of slate. These diggings are
now under lease to J. H. Harvey.
Tho Hand and Almeda companies
whoso properties are located about
three miles below Galice and em oppo
site sides of Kogue river, are in
process of consolidation which will be
completed aa soon as certain legal
techuicalitU " ('u" to the fact that one
is a Washington and the other no Oio
t'oti corporation, have been removed.
Doth comjiaiiies are using a few men
in getting out timber aud iu building
roads, a highway with au easy grade
being under construction from the
Aliueda mine to Lulaud, 13 miles dis
tant, but active development of the
mines thuimelves will not be resumed
until consolidation is effected.
The II lack Jack group on Quartz
creek, a tributary of iialiesi, is being
farther pened np this Winter hy
liohert Jackson, the owner. This
group lias produced some plienmne
nally rich ore, about (HOOO having been
taken out from one sum 1 1 stringer in
the past five yeais. This stringer
varies from the thickness of a knife
blade to three feet and when the
larger bunches, or pockets were en
itouutercd Mr. Jackson could easily
take oat from (100 to f I V) per day In
a hand uio-tar. He has abundant faith
supported by gooei evidence that two
or three veins of good pay ore will
yet be opened up ou the lllack Jack
group. About 4UI feet of tunneling
has aire ady been done.
The Geildeu Wedge tunnel is now in
over 400 feet and counting the differ
cut drifts aheiut 12110 feet of work hue
been done. Two men aru now at
work there. The four foot vein is
I art ly free milling mid pertly i-oneen
tratiug witli the hanging wall of din
rite and the footwall of au altere d
porphyry Binno of the ore
was worked in an arrs rn ami yie'in
(TO 1st ton. Four years ago a two
stump mill aud Jacob i-oucemtraleir
was pat up. It is inteiiided by the
owners of the Golden Wedge, whei aie
Eastern people', to i-omme'Ue'e another
tunnel down the uiotiiilaiu side and
open up the prois-ity in first e-lass
Ed Frldav is now at work ou the
Richmond group in which he is joint
owner with P. II. iiurth of Grants
Pass. I his group adjoins the Golden
Wedge and has BOO feet of tunneling
giving a deptli of l'Mi feut. The out
cropping of the vi lli show a ledge
from eight to 2" inches iu width free
milling 111 character. A horse arraetre
ha been built and what ore lias been
workeel averaged (10 per Ion.
The Forty-five claim ou the oilier
side of the Golden Wedge also owned
by Ed Friday has an 1H inch vein
opened by a VO foot tunnel.
The Illaek Hear mine, owned by
George aud Dan Green of Grants
Pass, carries copper irouaud gold aud
Regular $7.50 Air Tight Heater for $5 50
Regular 6.50 Air Tighfllenter for 4 60
Absolutely tbe Biggest Bargain in Heating Stove we ever
offered This is a Special We will not hold this offer open
long, so buy now.
New Dressers iu great variety.
New Couches in best makes.
New Center Tables choice designs.
New China and Cut Glass at surprisingly low prices.
PAPER tbe heavy kind; a lot more just received.
Thanksgiving Necessities Turkey Platters, Carving Sets.
Thomas & O'Neill
Housefurnishers to Southern Oregon
Is'a most promising prospect. It is
located uear the Ranrf two miles dowu
the Hog tie river fit m Galice.
W. I. Dowell is opening up some of
the lower levels In the famous Sugar
Pine ou the south furk of the Galioe.
This mine was located by the Greene
brothers iu 1874 who worked it exten
sively end from 1000 tons with au ar
rastre took out $3000. This sum satis
factory as it was did uot represent the
value of the ore for the concentrates
were all lust dowu tho creek with the
exception of one small shipment
which rau between (300 and (400 to
The Cold Springs miuo owued by
Johu Beeves, is opened by ?00 feet of
tunned work aud makes a fine show
ing. The ore is a chalcopyrlte and
carries good values iu gold and oop-
per. It is located on the main fork of
tho Galioe, seven miles up.
Iu compliance with resolution of the
council asking for a statement of the
financial condition of the city of Ash
laud, Milton lierry, the recorder for
that city, has filed a report. For the
ourreut year from January 1st to No
vember 1st the report shows that the
recepta for the water works have been
13,311-1. 08 and the expenses $7, HSU. 87
giving a profit of 1,214.31. The
general fund showed receipts of (Ifi,
4I0.S1 and disbursements of (l), 228.28.
Sewer fund receipts were (.1,374.115
and the expense 787. I I. Special
Fourth streiet sewer assessments paid iu
H31U13 and there was paid out
The recorder's report shows the
general dedit of the city amounts to
f81,00 di'i.led as follows: (.lO.OOO
water works bonds drawing fl per
cent ; tMtflO city hall bonds drawing fl
percent; (30,000 sewer bonds at 4
per cent; (1000 special water bonds
at 41 per cent aud ("i(H0 in warrants
drawing ! per cent.
"I Ihsnk the Lord"
cried Hannah Plaut, of Little Rock,
Ark., "for the relief I geit from lluck-
leu's Arnica Salve. It cured my
feaiful running sores, which nothing
else would heal, and from which 1
had Buttered fn five years" It is a
marvelous healer for cuts, horns and
wounds. Guaranteed at all drug
stores ; 2'ki ;
L. K. Hill made a business trip to
Oregeiu lust week. He was accom
panied by Mrs. C. It. CouhIiio, who
made relatives at Grants Pass a brief
visit, aud Mrs. Hill, who is visiting
her homo in Oregon (.'re scent City
lisc Talking Machine
Arc Superior to all Others
Tone, Volume of Sound, Sim
plicity ami l iise of Operation.
The Records are flat (lists, whuh are superior to the old
M)le wax reconla in every respect; being thin a large number can
.., be put in a hiuall space:. They
uiiel will bist longer than the
HAVE BIG LAND GRANT
Worth Many Millions Get Big
Sum for Their Kla.me.th
The laud grant that was made some 35
years ago to the Oregou Central Mili
tary Bead Compauy for the construc
tion of a wagon road from the Willa
mette Valley, near Eugene, across
Southeastern Oregon to the east bor
der of the state, has proven a bonanza
to the various owners of tbe land.
The building of the roud was a mat
tor of small expeuse to the origiual
compauy, for the road In Its best
days lucked considerable of being a
turnpike. A tow years since the
Iioad Company sold their lands to the
Booth-Kelly Company of Eugene for
a good price, and they turned their
road over to the various oouuties
through which it rau for them to
The laud grant oovers an immense
acreage lor it euihraoed every other
aeotiou for a 20-niilo strip for the 400
miles of the road. A large amount of
it ia fine timber laud and there are
many thousands acres of flue farming
and grazing land. The grnut extends
through the Klamath Indian reserva
tion aud the Booth-Kelly Comiwuy
brought suit against the government
to recover the value of the laud ceded
to the Indians. The appraisers ap
pointed to fix the amount have
awarded the Booth-Kelly Company
'.100,000 for the hinds claimed by the
Company within the reservation. At
this rate of valuation the entire graut
ia worth several millions dollars aud
will become a very profitable Invest
ment to the Booth-Kelly Company, of
which Senator It. A. Booth, now of
Eugenie, but formerly of this city Is at
K. W. Wall, Sr., is in town
having just cevno In from the Lost
Channel placer mine where lie has
been busily engaged for several weeks
preparing the mine for the rainy sea
son. It is now iu first-class shape
and nothing is lacking except the
heavy rains to make it give forth the
precious metal. The Sugar Pine
mine in tho same district Is another
valuable property which at the proper
time will prove most remunerative to
it) owne rs. Glemlale News.
Order seals and
A. E. Voeirhiea.
rubber stamis of
- to - Date
are also practically indcstructahle J,
olel style wax recorels.