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ROGUE RIVER COURIER, GRANTS PASS, OREGON. DECEMBER 15, 1905.
ROGUE RIVER COURIER
GRANTS PASS, OREGON.
COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPER.
Published Ivary Friday.
On Year, In advance,
Hingis Copies, -
t grnlahad on application at the office, or
Obltaarlaa and resolutions of con
dolenca will b charged for at 6c per line;
earn of wank duo.
A. E. VOORHIES, Propb.
Entered at tbe post offl'ie at Oranta Pa-s,
Oregon, a second-class mau matter.
FRIDAY. DECEMBER IS, 1906.
OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS
Thee ('Amounts Districts
Will Baaa Thalr;Lavles
The luminary of the taxable prop
erty of the varioni school districts of
Josephine county has Just been com
pleted by County Clerk Cheshire for
1U0S. The Taloations show some in
teresting fig a res OTnr the assessment
for 1904. In all districts the value
tlon was doubled bnt some show an
Interesting increase in new valuation.
District No. 7, embracing the oity of
Grants Pass and a small teritorry ad
jacent to the oity, shows a valuation
this year of II, 871, m, as against
fiMI.1. 1(16 last year. District 84, known
as lower Grave, or the Karg district,
has the largest valuation of any of
theontside districts, it being 11117,170.
This valuation is made up chiefly of
non-resident property holders. The
Honthern 1'aniflo paying about 75 per
cent of the taxes in this dlstriat.
District 4, known as the Elk Creek
dull let, west of Waldo, has only
about TjIXX) resident ptoperty hold
ings, as against a total valuation of
$2(1,676. The nou-resident proxrty
holders of this district being princi
pally limber claim holders, of whioh
there are 30. Waldo district, No. 4,
lias about 40,000 new valuation over
last year. The smallest valuation is
In what is known as the Woodcock
district. No. 87, lying west of Kerby.
The oity of Grants Pass has an assess
ed valuation this year of H.aw.OOO.
Kerby district No. 8 and Moisner dis
trict No. 8(1, have joined as oue
district giving No. 8 a valuation this
year of $100,706.
Following is a complete list of the
districts together with their valua
No. 1 Helma I fU.Hfifi
No. 8 Holland H,0I0
No. 8 Kerby 100,706
4 Waldo 143.HIO
6 Wildervllle 62,6115
A Upper Deer Creek.. H6.22S
7 (irauts t'ass i, 871,22ft
9 Missouri Flat.
10 Laurel Grove.
No. II LeUind 11(1,760
No. 12 New Hope 2ll,.'IHO
No. 18 K Fork Williams Cr 61,976
No. 14 Murphy 4(1,175
No. Jo Placer 49,840
No, 1 Williams 8(1,970
No. 17-Kolwrtsoo ItM.tUA
No. 18 Althouse 42,185
No. 19 Lee District 70,786
No. 20 Dutcher Creek 60, UM)
No. 21-Wtiito 60,746
No. 22 Lucky Queen 122,210
No. 28 Oak Grove.
No. 24 Merliu
No. 26 Jones Creek
No. 2 Jewell Dlst
No. 27 Wolf Creek
No. 2H Centennial
No. 80 Dimniiik Dlst .
81- W Fork William
82 Jerome Praiiie..
No. 84 Lower Grave Cr.
No. 86 Plcenwit Valley.
No. 8(t Now No. 8
No. 87 Woodccck Dist..
No. 88 Golden
With every suit or overcoat, sold in
from now till Christmas, we will
A good kulfe.Toy or Combination Knk. The suits are for boys 8 to U years.
Double or Single breasted coats, straight or kniekerbockor pants. The prices
1.75 up li7. BMJL v'-., s.
Boys are up to All Sorts
No. 89 Slate Creek 69,816
No. 40 Lower Illinois 19,160
No. 41 Upper Sucker Cr . 61,0X5
No. 42 O'Brien Dist ' 14,280
No. 43 Dryden 28,590
No. 44 Greenback 68,40
No. 45 Graves 49,800
No. 4 Elk Creek 2.576
No. 47 Lower Quarts Cr. . . 12,465
It is on this valuation that the var
ious school districts of the ooonty
make their tax levy for the year 1908.
The certificate of the district attest
ing to the levy must be filed with
the county clerk before January 1st or
tbe levy will be invalid, and will
not be put on the tax roll for collect
ion. As 10 days notice must be given
for a special school meeting such
districts as have not already issued
their call will have to be prompt or
they will be nnable to make tax
levy for next year.
The interest in having better
schools in Josephine county is steadily
gaining and each year, for several
years past, the number of districts
making a levy has increased, and
there has also been an increase In the
number of mills levied. Good schools
are one of the leading factors in draw
ing to a county the better class of
homeeeekers, men of families and who
have money and want good education
al advantages for their children. The
citizens of Josephine county can not
make a better investment than to put
a liberal sum of money in schools.
Bills Allowed by County Court.
J O Booth, stamps and expr...f 7 76
J C Irwin & Co., sup 2 60
Hcott Pool, fertilir for vrd.. 18 00
W H Fallin, stamps 8 00
J E Anderson, brdg work 2 20
E Ericksoo, brdg work 24 0(1
Webb Roberts, brdg work 15 00
James Turvey, brdg work 12 60
Geo Hparlin, brdg work 12 60
Geo Gebers, hauling timbr 18 00
K G Burns, care pauper 24 00
R L Coe & Co., mdsepaopr... 10 80
H O Hobizeo, mdse paupr 2 60
D E Dotaon.oopy assesa'iut roll 80 00
Witnesses, state vs Jennings... 10 00
Kellr Fields, brdg work 88 60
A U Bannard, rndsu for jail... 18 76
Mrs Holmes, caro paupr 1 76
Kogue Kiver Courier, printing fil 70
W H Flanagan, iuipit Jennings 25 20
Observer, printing 18 80
liuahong & Co., sup 00
Jurors County court 20 00
Witnsses, Cricuit oourt 2 40
Jurors, iuqst Jenniug 7 00
J H Colby, guard prisoners 75 00
W M Cheshire, extra , 20 00
Wilson, Mer Co indse pauprs.. 88 60
Henry Miller, brdg work 7 00
Mrs C M Holmes, brd pauprs.. 6 25
Geo Cronk, wrk cemetery 82 00
J It MuGalliard, care paupr... 2 00
L J Crow, care paupr 7 00
Kttin Htepheuaon, brd road men 21 22
W C Hale, securing deed at Crt
house grounds 5 00
Fred Moore road work 29 16
Geo Kyley, road work 90 (iO
Win Higer, road work 100 HX
Win Hurgent, road work 15 90
Henry Pile, road work 22 00
D II Wimer.road work KM 85
W A Hoguu, road work 98 00
Fraiik Harless, road work 24 00
Travis Hyzer, road work 45 44
Ebb Hogue, road work 78 00
Win Smith, road work 22 94
C F Lovelace, com and mileage 61 80
1 1 XV TO I )AY
WANTED A span of good, gentle
draft horses, bavs preferred. Must
weigh 1800 or 14(H) pounds each, be
tweeu fl and 8 years old. W. L. Ire
la in The Keal Estate Mau.
EXECUTORS' NOTICE TO CRED
ITORS. Notice Is horeby given that the un
dersigned have been duly apjwiuted
executors of the eMate of Peter Han
sen, deceased, by order of the County
Court of the State lof Oregon for the
Conn'y of Jorejhiue. All persons
having claims against said estate are
hereby notified and required to
present the sime to George Hansen of
the oity of Grants Pass, Oregou, or to
Charles Hansen, Kerby, Oregon, at
the ollico of J. H. Austiu In said Ker
by, County of Josephine, State of
Oiegon, accompauiud by tno propsr
vouchers aud duly verified as by law
provided within six months from
Executors of the estate of Peter Han
J. H. AUSTIN,
Attorney for Executors.
Harken to This
Santa reikis at our clothing store.
I'his is his chief distributing plsce for
everything to wear for Hoy and Man.
Ho has made his court here because
he is convinced that our stock affords
the best possible sorts of supplies.
our boy aud children's department
lint there's no trickery iu the make
up of our Hoys' Clothing. If your
hoy needs a new suit, li t him try oue
T. Layton Dies Suddenly At
Hla Applegate Home Was
LAYTON At the family home on
tbe Applegate, near Applegate post
office, on Thursday, December 14,
1906, John T. Laytou, aged 74
years, 6 months and 28 days.
Mr. Layton had been in his usual
good health until the first of this
week when he was taken with a se
vere oold or grippe. Tuesday he was
in Grants fasa and complained of not
feeling welL He took additional cold
making the drive in and back of 85
miles and Wednesday he was seriously
sick and a Grants Pass pliysicina was
summoned. Pneumonia added to the
complications and he passed away at
1 1 :20 a. m. Thursday. The burial
will take place at Jacksonville,
where so many of the pioneers of
Southern Oregon are at rest in the
beautiful cemetery of that old mining
town. The services will be conducted
by the Masonic Lodge of Jacksonville
aud the oration will be delivered by
Hod. W. M. Colvig, a life-time friend
of the deceased. If the family can
all get home by Sunday the services
will be held that afternoon, if not
then on Monday. The family consists
of Mrs. Layton and Edward. Amy and
Jessie who reside at home, and Lester
Layton, Applegate, Mrs. O. F.. Smith
of Grants Pass, Mrs. J. Vr Bailey,
Williams, William Layton, Orovllle,
Cal., Mrs. Mary Stephens, Tacoina,
Mrs Myron Wilbur, of Long Branch,
Wash, and Mrs. Carl Marvin. Mr.
Layton was a native of England and
was a young man when the news
reached that couutry of the discovery
of gold in California. He at once
shipped on a vessel for San Francisco
where he arrived January I860. He
worked on boats on Sacramento river
until Spring of 1861 when he weut on
a schooner to the mouth of the Ump-
qua, from which place he went over
laud to Y re tu, where he mined until
August 1862, when be came to Jack -souville,
where he mined until 1H6H.
He then mined on Williams creek un
til 1877 when he took up his home ou
the place ou the Applegatu-Provolt
road where he has since resided.
Mr. Layton was an ludiau War veter
an, having served in Opt. Millei's
company in the War of 1858 and in
Capt. Weltoti's company in the War
of 1865. He was oue of the best
the Southern Oregon pio
was universally respected
integrity, manliness and
He win industrioos and a
hnsineas mau aud left a
large estate in mines, lauds and
(J runts Pasi property.
The Grants Pass schools will close
next Friday for the Chirstinus holi
days. The vacation will be but. for 10
days .school beginning on Tuesday,
Jauun'y 2. It was thought best, both
by City Superintendent Turner and
by the board, to have a short vaca
tion, as a long vacation demoralizes
to a consnleral In extent the work of
the school, and also makes the school
close that much later in fie Spring
when the warm weather, the birds
and the flowers render study impos
sible to the avi rage boy aud girl.
BENNETT BLA LOCK At the home
of the bride's parents, ou Thursday
November 80, 1905, W. A. Bennett
and Miss Leona Jilalock, Rev. W.
C. Long officiating.
WERTZ GRIFFIN At the resi
dence of M. A. Wertz, in Grants
Pass, on Tucsdsy, December 12,
1905, James (1. Wertz aud Miss
Lydia Orirliii, Rev. Clark Bower,
Mlfs Griflin is the daughter of Mrs.
W. Grilliu, residing on Rogue river
near the mouth of Shau creek, aud she
is a bright, winsome young lady, hav
ing the qualities that will make her a
worthy wife and a practical, a-msihle
woman. Mr. Wertz Is the son of M.
A. Wertz, the sawmill man, aud he Is
an industrious, upright young man
and both he aud his fair young bride
have a largo number of f iemls in
Jusephiue couuly who give them their
liest v. tslies tor a long aim nappy mar
ried life. Mr. and Mrs. Wertz will
reside ou the fine farm that he and
his lather own on Rogue river at the
mouth of Dutcher creek.
If you really want something lo make
your happy, get inside of our Hurt,
SehatTner Marx Clothes. For any
sort of an occasion. Whatever you do,
wherever you go, business, the sociiil
functioii, Winter sports for any
place where clothes count, we'll show
vcui the right thing.
When we fay Hart, SehatTner
Marj clothes it amounts to saving tlmt
wherever you wear them nobody you
niwt will be better dnssod than you
are in style, tit or quality. Hurt,
Schaltuer Marx suits and Overcoats
are strictly all-wool. Its your insur
ance policy from them, and from us.
We issue "Merchandise Orders" lor
any amount desired. They will be
honored at any time presented for
whatever class of goods is preferable
to the recipient.
Clothes for the Occasion
Geo. S. Calhoun Company
Outfitters to Boy and Man
Arbor Da.y for Grants Pass.
The Muuicipal Leapue held their
regular meeting Monday evening at
Hall's Chapel. It was well attended
and the proceedings were of much im
portance in the work for the
material advancement of Grants Pass.
Trees, their planting, care and pro
tection, was the subject under con
sideration for this session. The bap
hazard way of planting trees along
the streets was considered and a
committee, on a motion, was ap
pointed by President Travis, to pre
sent au ordinance lo the city council
for their consideration, that will pro
vide for distance from the property
line that trees shall be planted along
the sidewalks, and the height to
which they shall be trimmed and such
other regulations as may be required.
This committee is made up of W. H.
Hair, L. B. Hall aud Arthur Conk
liu. The establishment of au Arbor Day
for Grants Pass aud its general obser
vance by the citizens of this city in
tree planting was considered. The
state Arbor Day for Oregon comes too
late in the spring for Kogue River
Valley aud trees planted then usually
die by reason of the leaves being well
ftarti'd aud the dry weather coming
on before the trees can get rooted. It
is proposed to have a day, liossibly in
February, declared an Arbor Day for
Grants fuss and a motion was carried
naming Presijtut Travis, Prof. Tur
ner, H. C. Kinney and J. E. Hair, as
a committee to wait on Mayor Good
aud request him to ret the date for a
Grants fans At nor Day.
Real Estate Transfers.
L. B. Jamison to Wm. M. Trimble,
Lots 1, 2, 8, and 4 in Block 11, H. B.
Miller & Company's Addition.
John II. Williams, et al, to Alfred
Bartlett, Lot 4 in Block 89, Railroad
The above sales were made through
the REAL ESTATE AGENCY OF
Peter Hansen's Will Probated.
The will of the late Peter Hansen,
of Kerby was presented Wednesday for
probate in Judge Booth's court.
George aud Charles Hunseo are named
as executors without bonds. The
total vIue of the estate is about $11,
51X1. The Hausen block ou West G
street in Grants Phfs, occupied by
Wm. Dean's dry goods store, Coburn &
Hawkins saloon, and owned a third
each by the late Peter Hansen aud
Charles mid George Hansen goes to
the two latter persons. A house and
lot iu Grants Pans goes to Mrs. W. A,
Taylor, of Hoseburg. To a sister,
Ciirttriua Detlelifsou.of Lucerne, Iowa,
is given t.'OO in cash and Mrs. Chas.
Hansen, of Kerby gets $li00. The bal
ance of the estate is divided equally
bewteen Ins sister above men
tioned aud his nephews aud nieces,
who are Georgo Hansen, Grants Pass,
Chas. Hansen, Kerby, Mrs W. A.
Taylor, Rojcburg, Mrs. W. R. Leo
nard, Holland, Mrs. Louisa Tate.
Wasco, Ore., Mrs. Mary Anderson,
Ravelstoke, B. C, Mus Allie Brown,
Union, Ore., uud Mrs. Emma Glenn,
Sn Fraucisco, Cal.
To appraise the estate Judge Booth
appointed 11. L. Gilkey, Joseph Moss
and George Riddle.
Make a Most Acceptable
I have placed on (1 injiluy a choice lot of
pictures, sotno tiro high-class and
works of ai t not usually found ou sale
outside of largo cities, in artistic
frames of latest design. Selection is
lurge anil complete.
Lurge assortment of Picture Mould
ings of latest effects in Gilt Enamel
and Antique Oak mid other material.
Frames made to order and promptly.
See the lino display of pictures and
frames in my show windows.
L. B. HALIv
North Sixth Street
Coj- right loo, by
I Urt Scrutl'ner 0" Mirx
Carries a Complete Line of Goods
Suitable for the Holiday Season.
Ladies and Gents Hosiery and Underwear.
Ladies and Gerjts Handkerchiefs and Mfllers.
Ladies Pocket-books and Hand Bags.
Ladies Furs in all the Latest Styles.
Big lines of Blankets, Table Linens, Skirts,
Waists and Dress Goods. Remember, our
line is all new and prices as low as the
City Treasurer's Notice
There are funds in the city treasury
to redeem all outstanding warrants
protested to May 1st, lltoil. Interest
on same will cease after this date.
COL. W. JOHNSON,
Dated at Grants Pass, Oregon, De
cember loth, 1UC5.
New Goods, New Styles,
Prices iKblI tire Right
31 KS. K. E. WAl'tiHTAL,
Odd Fellows Block, S. 6th St.
HAIR GOODS made to order by
MRS. A. P DeGENAULT,
Late of Minneapolis, Minn.
Doll Wigs a Specialty.
First National Bant
It. A. BOOTU, President
II. L. GILKEY. Cashier.
Surplus and Undivided
Receive deposits subject to check or on certillcute payable on demand.
Sells drafts on New York, Chicago, San Francisco. Portland and r-euttle.
Special Facilities (or milking collections through numerous correspondents.
R. A. Booth, II. C.Kinney, P. H. Harth, John D. Fry,
J. T. Tuffs, J.C.Campbell, II. L Gilkey.
Tip Top Articles
We are showing tome of the finest
Neckwear ever brought to Grunts Pass.
Silk Hand kerchiefs and Silk Mufllcrs,
all kinds, nil prices. Men's und Hoys'
Fine Gloves, silk lined and unlined, 1,
to ii. Hath Holies. Snoking Jackets
and llouso Coats In big assortment.
Silk Initial Handkerchiefs, 2 inches square, best grade, special price for
the Holidays, 45c or 3 for $1.25 Umbrellas, Mexican Carved Ilelts und
Purses. Fancy Cashmere Hose, Fine Dress Shirts, White and Fancy Vests,
Sint Cases Watch Fobs, CutT Links. Scarf Pins, etc.
door to First National
COFFEE. TEA, SPICE, BAKING POWDER, CONDENSED CREAM
I ROGUE RIVER s
Wo open for business Monday, Dec. 11, and
hope to sell the grades of Coflec, Tea and spites
that will will please tlie public,
Our line of C'binawaie and Japanese goods are good values for
the Christmas trade. We are located at 420 Front St.
We will be pleased to show you our goods and invite com
parison. Look in the Dordcr
for the lines we carry.
'voooo 'saAHasaad 'Anar 'rcvr 'Hvons aaHaa-woj axv dvn
of Southern Oregon
J.C. CAMPBELL, Vice President
CAN BE packed or un
packed without removing
trayi. No tugging and
pulling to get out trays nor
looking around to find a place
on which to let them.
C w carry a full line ol thee
trunki and will be glad to ihow
how thu trunk tavci you time
in packing or unpacking; how
it II thoroughly ventilated with
out removing either garment!
or trayi; and why it will last
you to much longer than an
ordinary trunk. Lifting the
cover brines the tnvi un nH
out of the bottom and givei free
entrance to every corner at once.
C Nothing to get out of order. Will
itand all the knocks and hard usage
of traveling. Costs no more than a
14 Stjlutt$5 Jup
Sole Agents for Grants Pin.
I have a Big stock
to select from
in MEN'S SHOES
the M. A. Packard Shoo
stand in the lead for $3.50.
High Cuts for Men
from $3.50 to $0.00.
LADIES' and CHILDREN'S
in Patent Leather
and Vici Kid
in Heavy and Light Soles.
R. O. IVIcCroskey
The Model Drug Store I
Has Just What You Want '
1i Our Cclebrate'd Electric f
Hclt, Nature's Yitalizor, to ;
uild up and strengthen
the whole body and for '
the cure of Rlieum.-itism, Par
alysis, Liver, Kidney. Lamo
Rack, Constipation and all
Tho ( fleet of Electricity on
tho nervt s is that of a power- f
iui nerve tonic. Jt generates
new life and enenrv and f
tones up the relaxed, weak-
ene l and shaky nerves and
gives Uiem vigorous enen'V.
, For the next 30 days, price
$10.00. Regular price $2(.0().
Write or call at onco.
MODEL DUUG STOKE
NEW STOCK OF -
et 0 Street
Second Block Irom Sixth Street
At prices that
Latest in Couches and Rockers
Fine Silk-Floss Mattress
K itchen Treasures
F.verything needed to fur
nish the home.
E. A. WADE
IT (ioods, I'ndenvwir,
west Talace hotel
GRANTS PASS, OREGON'