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GRANTS PASS. JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OREGON. FRIDAY, APRIL
GRANTS PASS MAY HAVE
facitic Mates Company Mevke no
. Contract With the County In
The movement to secure a complete
system of telephones in all sections of
Josephine county and with free
witching between all these rural
lines and with Grants Pass is making
highly satisfactory "progress. The
undertaking, which was began some
time ago I y the Coarier, is receiving
the hearty . encouragement of the
farmers, miners, millnveu, merchants
ud others of the country and of the
business men of Grants Pas and it is
now' certain that Josephine county
will be the first ia Oregon . to have
free switching on lines to all parts of
the county and, Grants Pasa will be
the central for a larger number of
telephones tbaa has any other town
of its size in the state. And what is
of special interest to the business
men it will insare to the city the latest
improved and the cheapest telephone
service of any town in Sootbern Ore
son. It ia the plan to have four rural
telephone companies to handle the
telphone business of the districts
within the trade zone of Grants Pass.
The organization of the first of these
companies was completed last Satur
day at Provolt when the stock was
igued op and the offic.-rs elected for
the Applegate Valley Telephone Com
pany. Jadge Geo. H. Durham, who
had contributed his services in prepar
ing the articles of incorporation and
the other papers req aired in perfect
ing the legal organization of the Com
pany, accompanied Mr. Meserve to
Provolt and attended to the signing
on of the papers and the swearing in
of the board of directors- in electing
the board of directors they were chosen
so as to represent the various districts
that will be covered by tht telephone
system of tha Company. There was
no contest for the positions as the di
rectois, as do the other officers, serve
without salary. The bord chosen
were E. Badger and E. N. Provolt,
for Provolt, C. O. Biglow and B'. 8.
Sargent for Williams, J. W. Pernoll
or Applewate, W. B York for Mis
aouri Flat. J W. Gilmore and O. C.
English for Murphy and Charles Me
serve fur Grants Pass. E. Badger was
elected president of the company and
C. O. Bigolw vice-president, J. W.
Pernoll treasurer and Ellis A. Irnbler
G. O. Oinm of Grants Pas9, county
manager for Josephine county for the
Paoifio States Telephone Company was
present and submitted a contract
which had been prepared by J. H.
Thatcher, general manager of the
Company. The terms were too indefi
nite as to the service to be rendered
and too binding on the Applegate
Valley Telephone Company so the
contract was rejected. Charles Me
serve submitted a contract, which he
had prepared, that more equably
bound both companies and definitely
stated all the terms of the contract,
the main points of which were similar
to that submitted by Mr. Thatcher.
The proposition was that Ih i Pacific
States Company lease to the Appl
gate Company its wire from Grants
Pass to Williams for five years, reut
free other than that the latter com
pany was to pay the taxes on the line,
about f 12 a year, and keep the line in
repair and return it in as good con
dition as when taken ; rent telephones
at 60 cents per month, payabl i six
.months in advance and keep them iu
Grants Pas and all independent lines
that enter this city nsiug Bell tele
phones. The, Applegate Company to
buildlts own branch lines. Mr. Oium
stated that Gaueral Manager Thatcher
would not siga the cont-ack submitted
by Mr. Meserve aud as the board of
directors would not gien Mr,
Thatcher's contract negotiations were
ended for the time being. The mat
ter though was placed in the hands of
a special committee composed of
Charles Meserve, E. Badger and C. O.
Biglow with full power to act. '
In compliance to the request of a
large number of the business men of
Grants Pass negotiations have bten
opened, with the Atutomalio Tele
phone Company, of New York, the
giant rival to Bell Telephone Com
pany. A contract will be entered in
to with either the Pacific States Tele
phone Company, which is a branob of
the Bell Telephone Company or with
the Automatic Telephone. Company
covering Grants Pass and the entire
oonnty, and the Company offering the
lowest rates and the beat terms will
get the business. No contract will be
signed up though until the companies
now under formation are organized
and can be a party to the deal. The
Lower Rogue River Telephone Com
pany will be organized first The
articles of iocorporatiou and stock
have been prepared this week nndnr
directiou of Judge Durham. Miss
Grace Good, stenographer for Josenh
Moss doing the typewriting work free
of charge, aa she did for the Apple-
gate Company. A meeting will be
held this Saturdav eveuins at I.p
school house to begin the organization
of the Company, when four men will
be chosen to be directors to represent
this section of the territory to be
covered by the Lower Rogue River
Telephone Company. The other five
directors will be chosen at a meeting
to bB held at Merlin on Saturday next
at 2:30 p. m. At the mnvtino tha
legal formation of the company will
be effected and the directors and
other offloes elected. The stock will
be $1000 and the shares 15 each. So
soon as the Lower Rogue River Tele
phone Company is in working order
Mr. Meserve will take up the orsaui
zation of the Illinois Valley Telephone
Compitny and a meeting will be held iu
Kerby. on Saturday, April 28, at whioh
he will he present and assist in the
details of the formation of this Com
pany. At as early a date as possible
the formation of a compauy will be
effected embraoing the territory in
the trade zone of Grants Pass lying-
np Kogue Kiver from this citv.
The Antomatio Telephone Company
is the owner of a new telephone evs
tern that is rapidly coming into use in
all sections, of the East, and in Cali
fornia, Washington and it is now be
ing introduced in Portland and Salem.
In this Tstem there are no girls to do
the switching, that being done bv
electrio devices. The telephones are
small affairs and have no batteries, all
the current coming from the maiu sta
tion. On their front is a dial on which
there are Dumber aud a hand. To
make a call this hand ia moved to
above a figure at a time of the num
bers of the telephone wanted, the baud
1m pressed down on each of these fig
ures to mate the electrio contact and
then a button is pushed and that will
ring the bell of the telephone of the
person wanted, aud it rings the bell of
no other telephone. These telephones
are being introduced at a rate so fast
that the Company ran hardly supply
the demand. The competition created
has resulte I in a lowering of rates and
improvement of strvice by the Bell
Companies in the places where the
Automatic is being introduced. At
Salem the Paci fio'States Company ha'
WINS IN EUGENE
The Typhoid Fever Epidemic
Stirs thm City to Put in Their
Own Water Supply.
repair, the subscribers to furnish the ' male a cut, beginning with this
batteries. Free switching with 'month of city phones to tl.OO per
1 1 Sell Real Estate t
PRICES - LOW
Call and see me about some good
investments I now have.
W. L. IRELAND. "The Real Estate Man"
& " Ground Floor Courier Bldg. Grants Pass, Orb. &
Muniolpal ownership has at last
won a sweeping viotory in Eugene.
Last September the city voted on the
issuance of bonds to put in a oitv
owned light and water system aud the
propositions were carried by a big
majority. The oounoil after delaying
and opposing munioipal ownership
again submitted the question to vote
iu January when it again carried
And still the oouncil refused to obey
the publio demand. ' Then came the
typhoid fever epidemio whioh
threatened to depopulate the city, for
during January and February there
were frequently as high aa fOO cases
at time and deaths wero numerous
The disease ia yet in the city, thouirh
the oity and state authorities have
adopted stringent measures to eradi
Au investigation proved that it was
the imbore water innolid hv ilm
water company that had caused the
typhoid fever Tbe water company
showing no disposition to brine in
mountain water to replace the Will-
amette river water thev are surmlvmir
their customers and the oounoil still
refusing to obey the vote of tbe pre
vious elections, a municipal owner
ship league was formed and a ticket
was nomiuated on that platform. At
the election Monday t'.eir entire ticket
was elected by a very large majority.
Unless the new couucilwen are bought
up Eugene will have pure water
from the Cascade mountains within
THE BRADEN MINE
TO BE EQUIPPED
J. W. Opp W ho M&de the Opp a.
Paying Mine Haa Bought
the Brekden Properly.
a year or so and
owued light lint.
also have a city
STREETS BEING GRADED
AND CLEANED UP
The Braden mine, located three
miles sooth of Gold Hill has been
bought by J. . W. Opp. who is now in
San Francisco purchasing machinery
with which to equip it. The Gold
Hill Newt states that a force of men
will be pnt at work so soon as Mr.
Opp returns and that Jim Dawson
will be foieman. The Braden is one of
the most promising mining properties
in Southern Oregon and it is probable
that nnder Mr. Odd's management it
will become a big gold producer.
Mr. Opp is well known to Southern
Oregon mining men aa the former
owner of the Opp mine, near Jackson
vine. Mr. Opp on comins to South
ern Oregon a few years ago from Mon
tana bought the mine, then a mere
prospect, for $37,000 of O. C. Beekman
the Jacksonville banker, and J. k
Huffer, well known pioneer miner of
that plaoe. With the three stamp
mill that was on the Property ha
demonstrated that it was mine and
selling an interest in it to Dr. Reddy
and Fred Perry of Jacksonville they
a year ago put on a stamp electrio
pTwer mill. Last Fall they sold the
mine through Foster & Gunnell to
New York capitalists. Tbe new own
era are now adding 10 stamps to the
mill and will add 20 more this FalL
It was currently reported that Mr,
Opp realized ISO, 0(H) for his contrail
mg interest in the Opp mine. With
this large sum at his command Mr.
Opp will be able to fully equip the
braden mine and develop bis new
purchase into a profitable property
R03UE RIVER WATER DE
Is Statement of State Board of
Health Council Orders Sec
lions of Sewers Retard.
Surface Left Loose to Be Must In
Summer and Mud
Street Commissioner Gilflllan has
begun bis Spring campaian of street
cleaning and improving. With the
grader be put the top coating of mud
and refuse, that bad accumulated on
the business streets during the Win
ter, into a windrow and then with a
teams hauled it away. Hh is nsina
the grader to good purpose to fill up
the mudholes and crown np the streets
in the residenoe districts anH ha
will grade several streets that are re
quired to ! e improved by reason of
the growth ot tha city.
Grading of the street aim in brines
op the necessityof having a larire strain
roller to pack the loose earth. Were a
15-ton roller run over theso newlv
graled streets while' the grouud is
dsmp and toft the surface would be
made so compact that it would not
become the dust banks as is now the
cise so soon as this loose earth be
comes dry. It will take a year for
these newly graded streets to become
settled so that during the Soiuiuur
months clouds of dust will not follow
each vehicle to stifle both man anil
horse, and in the Winter months to
be one mass of mud. But ueither
the city northe county has a roller
so those using these newly graded
s'reeta and the residents along them
may eipect the usual sequence of
ust and mod for tha i-eur tn
month and to 3 per year for tele
phones and free switching for their
rural subscribers, while independent
coratames nsing other make of tele
phones are given switching for 11.00
a year, i his nerce competition is cer
tain to affect the profits and the aala-
nrs of the Bell Company. President
F. P. Fish, of that companv vets a
salary of. 100,000 a year and in hi an.
nuai report submitted at a rr-Pnt
meeting of the directors showed that
(he recepts of Bell Company for last
year were $100,440,204, aud gross
expends were 74,110,795, leaving a net
profit of 2,330,4fl9. With this enor
mous profit tbe dividends were not
high aa the stock is capitalized at
1334, 634,000. Of this amount fully
ii60,000,0uu is watered stock the other
$150,0000,00 representing the actual
value of the property of tbe Company.
Rheumatic Pijat Relieved.
Tbe quick relief from rheumatio
pains afforded by Chamberlain'. Pain
Balm haa surprised and delivhtMt
thousands of sufferers. It makes
rest and sleep possible. A m-aat man
have been permanently cored of rheu
matism oy trie use of this liniment
For by M Clemens.
TWO GOLD HILL MINES
TO BE EQUIPPED
Power to be Ved
The following mining news from
the Gold Hill News will be of interest
to the mining men of this section t
The Bill Nye people started np their
mm last Iriday with the new electrio
power furnished by the Uold Hill
Canal Co. Thoy report operations
under the new power very satisfact
ory and ' have ore enough on the
dumps and blocked ou to run the
mill steadily for a full year to come.
All of their inachinrry is onmplete ex-
CHpt a motor for the shaft whioh is
now on tbe road from the east, as soon
as this arrives they will resume work
in sinking the main shaft.
The Millionaire shaft on Blackwell
Hills has now attained a depth of 150
feet. This is a double compartment
shaft 0x10 feet in the clear and is in
tended for a deep shift. The Gold
Hill Canal Co. has a power line et
tablUhed to the mine, aud new aud
extensive machinery will soon lie on
the gronnd to sink this shaft to the
dep.li of (100 feet without stopping.
Reduced Round Trip Rates East
ern Points Season 1906.
On July 3d and 3d, August 7th. 8th
and tfth aud September 8th and 10th.
1D06, Round Trip tickets will boon
sale to points named nnder the fnl.
Both ways through Portland, to
Chicago. $8045; St. Louis. $76.45
Milwaukee, $78.65; St. Paul and
Minneapolis, $(18.95; Omaha, Council
Bluffs, Sioux City, St. Joseph. Atch-
inson, Leavensworth and Kansas City,
One way through Portland, and
one way througn California, to
Chicago, $85; St. Louis. $81 ; Mil-
waukee. $8.1.20; St. Paul and Minim.
apolis, $81.40; Omaha, Couucu Bluffs,
Sioux City, St. Joseph. Leaveusworth
and Kansas City, $73.60.
Tickets will be sold to Milwaukee.
only on August 7th, 8th and Vtb.
Limits: Going, 10 days: ticket
must be used going on date of sale :
final return limit 90 davs from date of
sale but not beyond October, 81, 1006.
Stopovers: Stopovers will be eraut-
ed in either direction within tha
transit limits, west ot Missouri
River, St. Paul, and M lnnea Dolls.
also New Orleans, wheo through that
point, except that no stopovers will be
permitted in California on going trip.
A. L. CRAIG. O. P. A.
Thebpera House will be crowded
on Thursday April 19th. to hear th.
Dixie Jubilee Concert. Secure vnnr
tickets early if yon wish to get good
At -the council meeting Thursday
eveniug au ordinance was passed pto
viaing for a broad of examiner f.n-
plumbers and for au inspection of
plambing and fixing lieensrifeea nn.W
this ordinance, which am tin nn J-
ror piumning shops and $5 for Journey
men piumoers. Property owners to pay
$1 for a permit to have new or innair
plumbing donet the inspection to cost
meui uomiug. street Commissioner
Gilflllan was appointed insnector and
TJI rm ' - -
r. i.. iorao and w. B. Rannie were
appoluted as the board of examiners
A report was read from the bacter-
ologist of the state board of .health of
an analysis of Rogue river water that
snowed that water supplied Grauts
Pass was unhealthy. The samples of
water had been sent to the state board
at ineir request by Dr. Love, county
The contractor was ordered to relav
tbe upper section of the 8eventh street
sower and pot it down to the required
grade at bis own expense. The tr.,
oommmfssloner was ordered to relav
400-foot section of the Second straet
sewer that has the grade toward town
instead of to the river. The none win
have to be borne by the city annd will
ue aoout i5o. On motion of Council
man Hall tbe city attorney was -authorized
to prepare an ordinance .
quiring property owners to pave those
eotious of Sixth and G streets within
the business district of the city.
Lights were ordered at Fifth nH "A
and on B and E streets at the Oilhort
oreek bridges on those streets.
FINE PERCHERON HORSE
FOR ILLINOIS VALLEY
Imported From France and Costs
$4000 and Is One ot the Best
Animals in Oregon.
T. Q. Burrows and Nicholas Saner
returned this Friday morning from the
East whore they visited the stables of
McLaughlin Bros, at Kaunas City and
Ogden to select a Porcheroo horse for
the Kerby Breeders Association. Jn
the Ogden stable they selected a horse
and landed him to Grants Pass iu per
fect condition and as full of life as
though he had not taken au eight day
trip on a railroad. The horse will he
three years old May 18. and wni.,1..
1800 pounds. He is jet black of perfuot
from aud has unusual good action for
o large a horse.
Messrs. Burrows aud 8nr win t.
the horse as far as WildervIIe this Fri-
oay and on to Kerby Saturday. The
horse will make the season in the II-
liuois Valley and the farmers of that
section of Josephine county iu buying
this $4;)00 Percheron have Bhown a
progressive spirit that is commeuda
blo and a confidence in au investment
that ia sure to bring them very profit
pictures 2to at Miller
State of Ohio, City of Toledo, )
Lucas County ( M-
Fank J. Cheney makes oath that be
is senior partner, of the firm of F. J.
Cheney & Co.. doina business in the
City of Toledo. Cooutv and Slate
aforesaid, aud that said firm will pay
tne sum of ONE HUNDRED DOL
LARS for each and ever nam nf'
Catarrh that cannot be cured by the
nse of Hall's Catarrh Owe.
FRANK J. CHENEY. .
Sworn to before me and anncm-ibed
in my presence, this 6th dav of IW
cember, A. D., 1886.
(SEAL) A. W. GLEASON.
Hall's Catarrh Core la taken In tor.
nally and acts directly on the blood
and mucuous surfaces ot the svstem. -
Send for testimonials free.
F. J. CHENEY & CO.. Toledo O.
Sold by all Druggist, 75o.
Take Hall's Family Pills for con.
on Saturday, April 7th.
Tbe justice of tbe peace for Grant
Pass ranks next to the oountv 1urlu
in the amount of buisness had in his
court aud in the difficult and varied
legal points that are tried by attor
neys that reqmre the jnstioe to give
ruling on. It is thus an important
matter that the justice h avA a
thorough knownledge of the law.
A justice who is oot well posted on
law will have many of his cases ap
pealed to the circuit court that
would have been allowed to stand had
his ruling been based on the provision
of the statute, thus making more liti- -gation
and more court expenses forthe
taxpayers to meet. Should the oiti-
zeua of Grauts Pass elect C. H.
Clements as their justice of the Peace
they would have an official who has a
good Knowledge of the law and who
would, thereby be less likely to en
tail needless expeiise on the taxpayers
and the litigauts by his erroneous
rulings than would an inexperienced
man. Mr. Clements haa In tha .1.
months he has held the office made
a oomtnciidabla rennril f. ir hi man If In
the diwliarivfi of thn duf.iita nf Hnufi,
of the peace.
Don't m I hi
the jubilee singers on
Caught Cold While Hunting s Burglar.
Wm. Them. Lannrira
countable at Olmpleau. OnUrlo,
AAYH I ' I nanirhk & auvnra M ntl.ll..
, , P v vwiu nunc
hunting a burglar in . the forest
swamps last Fall. Hearing of Cham
berlaiu's Remedy. I tried it. ami
fter uslnir two umull h.,itl., r
completely cored." This remedy is
iuteuded especially for convlis and
coins, it will loosen and relieve a
severe oold In less time than by any
other treatment and is a favorite
wherever its superior exoelleuoe haa
become known. For salo by M.
You'll be sorry if yon do not hear
the Dixie Jubilees on Thursday, April
New Goods Arriving Daily.
. Not an old one in them. 1
Over 100 NEW PATTERNS '
That for quality and price cannot be surpaucd.
PASTE The kind you will be pleased with-no fuss or dirt
House Linings Best qualities.
TACKS At bottom prices
LINOLEUMS Beautiful new patterns.
Dressers New styles at popular prices; 27 kinds. '
a doctc-0' thC V"y latMt and t81 IK)ssibIe construction,
n c Designs hard to equal; quality the best.
DISHES The regular hotel ware; another lot just in.
GRANITE WARE An immense variety.
TINWARE Wagon loads of it.
GO-CARTS The newest and latest improvements, better than
ever at lower prices.
CAMP COTS. STOOLS and CHAIRS-Extra strong and dur-
able, fold up in very small compass, can pack
TENTt All sizes; 5x7 to 12x20; popular price.
I ION BEDS A lot of new patterns just received.
The Spring Goods are coming in a rush.
Saw Mill Camps, Mining Camps, Prospectors - We are
better prepared than ever to furnish out any kind of a camp
complete-SATisHACTiON Guarantied. Let us demonstrate
to you our ability to save you money.
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